Big trash pickup for cells

Autophagy (self eating) has long been considered a kind of indiscriminate Pac-man like process of waste disposal. Now scientists have shown that apart from conditions of cell starvation, it is carefully regulated: both in plants and yeast and most likely in people. The finding is relevant to aggregation-prone pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases….

Autophagy (self eating) has long been considered a kind of indiscriminate Pac-man like process of waste disposal. Now scientists have shown that apart from conditions of cell starvation, it is carefully regulated: both in plants and yeast and most likely in people. The finding is relevant to aggregation-prone pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases….