Tagged: Apoptosis

Macrophages killing cancer cells. Credit: Wikimedia commons 0

“Sticky Balls” and Cancer Therapy

There have been several reports of a new ‘breakthrough’ cancer therapy that uses nanoparticles tagged with cancer killing proteins. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to...

Typical fluorescence increase in young adult worm killed by a hot pick 0

The Blue Wave of Death

This is a really amazing bit of research into what happens to a dying worm. Researchers have discovered a burst of intense blue fluorescence, visible under UV light, that propagates through the worm in...