Cell death is essential to your health − an immunologist explains when cells decide to die with a bang or take their quiet leave

Tue, 7 Nov 2023 19:22:34 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Living cells work better than dying cells, right? However, this is not always
the case: your cells often sacrifice themselves to keep you healthy. The unsung
hero of life is death.

While death may seem passive, an unfortunate ending that just “happens,” the
death of your cells is often extremely purposeful and strategic. The intricate
details of how and why cells die can have significant effects on your overall

There are over 10 different ways cells can “decide” to die, each serving a
particular purpose for the organism. My own research explores how immune cells
switch between different types of programmed death in scenarios like cancer or

Programmed cell death can be broadly divided into two types that are crucial to
health: silent and inflammatory."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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