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Sessler and collaborators develop molecule that makes cancer self-destruct

Professor Jonathan Sessler and collaborators at five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells.  These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis.


Read the College of Natural Sciences press release here.

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