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Cancer cells acquire mitochondria from their neighbors

September 28, 2015

This strikes me as a fundamental discovery: some cancer cells can restore their respiration capacity by acquiring mitochondria from their neighbors. We’ll see if there are any practical consequences.

H. influenzae infections in childhood are common in childhood, and can change blood cells in a fashion that predisposes them to leukemia. Which is why the Hib vaccine reduces the risk of leukemia.

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