Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Team Uses Antisense Technology That Exploits Gene Splicing Mechanism to Kill Cancer Cells
11/1/2012 7:32:42 AM
Cancer cells grow fast. That's an essential characteristic of what makes them cancer cells. They've crashed through all the cell-cycle checkpoints and are continuously growing and dividing, far outstripping our normal cells. To do this they need to speed up their metabolism. CSHL Professor Adrian Krainer and his team have found a way to target the cancer cell metabolic process and in the process specifically kill cancer cells.