June 4th, 2010

UNM accelerates drug-resistant cell research

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Human cells are smart, sometimes diabolically so, says University of New Mexico Professor Larry Sklar. Cells develop pumps, which they use to expel toxins and substances that can hurt or poison them. In some cancer patients, though, the cancer cells develop pumps that expel the chemotherapy drugs that are designed to kill them and cure the patient. That’s called drug resistance.    Link

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