Apoptosis is a peer-reviewed journal of the world dedicated to the rapid publication of basic and standardized clinical research on programmed cell death. It aims to develop research on the basis of apoptosis and its role in a variety of human diseases including: cancer, autoimmune disease, viral infection, AIDS, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, osteoporosis and aging. In contrast to necrosis, which is a traumatic cell death pathway from cellular injury, apoptosis is a highly regulated and regulated process that provides benefits during the life cycle of the body. For example, the parting of the fingers and toes in the developing human embryo occurs because the intermediate-degree cells undergo apoptosis. Unlike necrosis, apoptosis produces fragments of cells called apoptotic cells that phagocytic cells are able to attach and remove before the cell's contents can enter the surrounding cells and damage them.