Latest Larry Sklar Stories

2013-03-14 16:56:01

First-in-class chemical compound might control metastases It´s the spread of the original cancer tumor that kills most people. That´s why cancer researchers vigorously search for drugs that can prevent metastases, the spread of cancer. The research team co-led by Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD, and Larry Sklar, PhD, at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center has found a chemical compound that appears to control cell migration and adhesion, two important characteristics of...

2008-09-23 15:00:12

By Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer Larry Sklar has figured out how to perform 4 million tiny biology experiments a year. The University of New Mexico pathologist wants to increase that number to 10 million a year by 2010. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Sklar a six- year $15 million grant to test chemical compounds that one day could lead to new drugs and diagnostic tools. The ultimate goal is to find new ways to fight enemies such as cancer, diabetes...

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