New research from biochemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison opens the door for scientists to explore cell death, a critical biochemical process, with greater ease. Here’s the rundown on professor Amy Weeks and her lab’s recent research and paper:

•Cell death is a healthy and constant part of life. Disruptions to the cell death process can result in illness, such as cancerous tumors.

•Available research tools to study the processes and pathways involved in cell death have been expensive and complicated to use.

•Researchers have developed a new toolkit to help scientists study the nuances of cell death using less expensive, off-the-shelf chemicals.

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