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Electric cell death

A clear picture of how and why cells inevitably lose viability is still lacking. A dynamical systems view of starving bacteria points to a continuous energy expenditure needed for maintaining the right osmotic pressure as an important factor.

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Fig. 1: Starving cells continuously consume energy to remain viable, with help from dying cells.

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Xu, A., Youk, H. Electric cell death. Nat. Phys. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-024-02418-y

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