A mitochondrial shield from cell death

How high mitochondrial counts help cancer resist, not succumb to, apoptosis

An IBM-Mount Sinai team has challenged the prevailing idea that high mitochondrial counts in tumor cells enhance cancer’s sensitivity to apoptosis-inducing therapies by showing that low numbers of the organelle actually do the trick.

The team's findings, reported last week in Nature Communications, suggest mitochondria are drivers of

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