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Researchers Reveal Genes That Drive Brain Cancer
2013-08-06 07:59:48

Columbia University Medical Center Columbia researchers find that about 15 percent of glioblastoma patients could receive personalized treatment with drugs currently used in other cancers A team of researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center has identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common -- and most aggressive -- form of brain cancer in adults. The study was published August 5, 2013, in...

Genetic Cause Of Most Lethal Brain Tumor Discovered-- Could Lead To New Treatment
2012-07-26 13:46:21

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have discovered that some cases of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer, are caused by the fusion of two adjacent genes. The study also found that drugs that target the protein produced by this genetic aberration can dramatically slow the growth of glioblastomas in mice. The findings were published today in the online edition of the journal Science. "Our findings are doubly important," said study...

2012-04-23 09:39:59

Findings offer new insights into neurologic development and regenerative therapies for neurologic disease Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells. The discovery offers new insights into normal and abnormal neurologic development and could eventually lead to regenerative therapies for neurologic disease and injury. The findings, from a collaborative effort of the...

2009-12-23 17:23:43

Discovery made using new systems biology method, which enabled the scientists to pinpoint the genes from a mass of data A team of Columbia scientists have discovered two genes that, when simultaneously activated, are responsible for the most aggressive forms of human brain cancer. This finding was made possible by the assembly of the first comprehensive network of molecular interactions that determine the behavior of these cancer cells, a map so complex and elusive that, until now, it could...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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