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Dying to hold you

Certain cells bind so tightly to each other that, on occasion, one cell ends up inside another, usually with fatal consequences for the ingested cell. This involuntary cell death might help protect us from cancer.

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Figure 1: Breaching the limit of intimacy.

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Doukoumetzidis, K., Hengartner, M. Dying to hold you. Nature 451, 530–531 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451530a

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