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Programmed cell death

Billions of cells in the body die every day. How and why do these cells die? If you want to know the answers to these questions and if you also would like to know how scientists figured them out, this course might interest you.


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This course discussed the conserved, molecular machinery that eliminates cells through programmed cell death type I, also referred to as ‘apoptosis’. Critical experiments leading to its discovery and novel therapeutics based on this process were reviewed.


  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Barbara Conradt
  • Institution: Coursera

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About Coursera: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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