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Probing the mystery of how cancer cells die

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Charlotte Hsu From: Study traces how enigmatic molecules — said to be named for the riddle-telling sphinx — help cancer self-destruct You’ve probably never heard of “sphingolipids” before. But these curiously named organic compounds play a vital role in one of humanity’s most well-known diseases: cancer. Sphingolipids are a type of organic molecule found inside the body. Their …