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Published on Sep 9, 2010
A million cells in our bodies die every second -- they commit suicide by a mechanism known as apoptosis. Apoptosis is essential for survival of the body and plays critical roles in development and the immune system.
Professor Douglas Green discusses his new book, Means To An End, in which he takes us through the cell death process and reveals how mitochondria present in every cell of the body can function as suicide pills.