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2012-04-11 22:16:57

A vast majority of cells in the brain are glial, yet our understanding of how they are generated, a process called gliogenesis, has remained enigmatic. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a novel transcripitonal cascade that controls these formative stages of gliogenesis and answered the longstanding question of how glial cells are generated from neural stem cells. "Most people are familiar with neurons, cells that process and transmit information in the brain. Glial...

2012-03-02 01:16:16

Imaging amino acid transporters with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been shown to significantly alter intended management plans for patients with brain tumors, according to research in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. As a result of imaging with the radiopharmaceutical 3,4-dihydroxy-6-F-18-fluoro-l-phenylalanine (F-18-DOPA), physicians changed the intended management plan for 41 percent of patients with brain tumors. Contrast-enhanced...

2011-09-27 09:26:51

Medulloblastomas are the most common cancerous (malignant) brain tumors in children. Although survival rates have improved over the years, medulloblastoma remains associated with substantial mortality, and long-term survivors often suffer debilitating effects from the intensive treatments. A team of researchers, led by Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér and John Inge Johnsen, at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has now identified a potential target for a more...

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2011-06-16 06:55:00

A new study casts doubts on recent claims that mobile phones increase the risk of brain tumors, finding that tumors among mobile phone users are not within range of most of the radiation emitted from the devices. The research found that people who had used mobile phones for the longest amount of time were no more likely to experience tumors located within 2 inches of the phone, where "90 percent of the radiation" is emitted, said study author Dr. Suvi Larjavaara from the University of...

2011-05-18 00:01:31

USBSI has accomplished its second year of donation efforts to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF) with a $5,000 contribution and successfully invited 4,485 facebook fans who assisted in raising awareness of childhood brain tumors through Facebook. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 Rather than passively donating a sum to the PBTF, USBSI reached out to involve the public by pledging to donate $1 for every person who added themselves as a fan on USBSI's Facebook Page...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

More than 6,000 brain tumor patients, their families and supporters are expected to convene at Chicago's Soldier Field for the American Brain Tumor Association's 6th annual Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 14. Register today at http://www.pathtoprogress.org. Chicago, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 15, 2011 More than 6,000 brain tumor patients, their families and supporters will convene at Chicago's Soldier Field for the American Brain Tumor Association's 6th annual Path to Progress...

2011-04-11 08:13:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Epileptic seizures may be an indicator of developing brain tumors in the years to come, according to research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The researchers based their findings off first-time admissions for epilepsy from the Oxford Record Linkage Study (ORLS) from 1963 to 1998 and national Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data for England from 1999 to 2005. The data showed the risk for developing a brain tumor from epileptic...

2011-02-01 02:00:27

Scientists at Duke Cancer Institute have discovered that genetic mutations found in brain tumors can alter tumor metabolism. This work could help lead to new designs for anti-cancer drugs based on the unique properties of these tumors. "Malignant glioma appears to be at least two large subclasses of diseases "“ one that involves mutations in the IDH1 and IDH2 genes and one that doesn't," said Hai Yan, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the Duke Department of Pathology who led a...

2011-01-19 18:22:11

Missing studies could be conducted within a reasonable amount of time through international cooperation Malignant gliomas are fast-growing brain tumors with poor prospects of recovery depending on disease stage. Experts hope that the examination of patients by means of positron emission tomography (PET) is more helpful in the choice of the right treatment than other procedures. In a final report the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now investigated the...

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2011-01-08 11:30:00

Scientists have identified the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma "“ a category that defines the most common type of malignant brain tumor.In a paper published in the December 2010 issue of the journal Cancer Cell, investigators found that the tumor originates in and spreads through cells known as glial progenitor cells "“ cells that are often referred to as "daughter" cells of stem cells. The work comes at a...


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