Synthetic molecule makes cancer self-destruct

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:30 in Health & Medicine

A molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells has been developed by scientists. These synthetic ion transporters confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis.

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