Video 1: Self-cannibalizing cancer cells
Posted February 8, 2010; 05:22 p.m.
In this video, cancer cells with a genetic defect that prevents programmed cell death -- a biological tumor suppression mechanism -- are subjected to stressful conditions. Over the course of a week, the cells stop dividing and consume themselves through autophagy to survive the stress, ultimately becoming dormant. View video of dormant cells being returned to normal conditions, or read more about the team. (Video: Courtesy of Eileen White)