I recently read in “The Guardian” about self destructive electronics. I realised that there are parallels with Programmed Cell Death, Ending of the Self as well Self Destructive Messages.
Apoptosis: The number of cells in this community is tightly regulated—not simply by controlling the rate of cell division, but also by controlling the rate of cell death. If cells are no longer needed, they commit suicide by activating an intracellular death program. This process is therefore called programmed cell death, although it is more commonly called apoptosis (from a Greek word meaning “falling off,” as leaves from a tree). Source: Pubmed
Video on apoptosis.
This year’s Nobel prize for medicine went to vesicular transport. Vesicles play an important role in transport of molecules as well as in clearing away debris.
Ending of Self
Self Destructive Messages