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Bring in the Amateur Cannibals

Epithelial Cells Eat Neighbors, Influence Lung Inflammation

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, December 17, 2012
It's a cell-eat-cell world in there. And apparently, that's a good thing, too. "In the body, almost any cell can eat other cells," Kodi Ravichandran explained. "Especially their neighbors who are dying."

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