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2009-02-12 07:00:00

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm, and Studio Velo, an expert custom cycling shop in Mill Valley, today jointly announced the launch of a new bike club dedicated to the promotion of cycling while also increasing awareness of a good cause, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080708/AQTU138LOGO) The Studio Velo/Kovarus Cycling Club (SVK-CC) is a charitable...

2009-01-22 13:08:00

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute seeks to bridge translational gaps between cancer research and cutting-edge therapy to lower brain tumor death rates CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Primary brain tumors affect nearly 20,000 Americans each year -- and every year more than half die as a result. For young adults ages 30-39, brain tumors are the third-leading cause of death among men and the fifth-leading among women. Despite significant advances in cancer treatment, on average,...

2009-01-13 09:48:29

New approaches to gene therapy have been found that help eradicate brain tumors and boost the power of the immune system. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that HMGB1, a protein released from deteriorating tumor cells, activates dendritic cells and stimulates anti-tumor responses by attaching to an inflammatory receptor known as toll-like receptor 2, TLR2. Evidence shows that toll receptors are responsible for not only recognizing bacterial components, but also...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

SEATTLE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) today announced that as part of Swedish Medical Center's newly renovated Cherry Hill Campus, the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment (CABTT) has now officially opened its doors to patients diagnosed with both benign and malignant brain tumors. In a move that further establishes Swedish Medical Center as a leader in the field of neuroscience, CABTT's unique facility is the first community-based center in...

2008-09-30 15:00:55

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) has joined forces with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to fundraise for and collaborate on research they hope will lead to cures for diseases of the brain and nervous system. The new partnership brings together physicians, researchers and fundraisers from two of the most respected organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Greg Foltz. M.D., SNI neurosurgeon and head of the recently opened Center for...

2008-09-07 03:00:07

By Valle, Luis Del White, Martyn K; Khalili, Kamel Abstract The human polyomavirus JC (JCV) is a small DNA tumor virus and the etiologic agent of the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. In progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, active JCV replication causes the lytic destruction of oligodendrocytes. The normal immune system prevents JCV replication and suppresses the virus into a state of latency so that expression of viral proteins cannot be detected. In a cellular context...

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2008-07-24 08:25:00

Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, issued a strong warning on Wednesday:  Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning is converse to many studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone usage, and a lack of concern by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Herberman based his warning on unpublished data.  The doctor says it takes too long to get answers from scientists and believes people...

2008-07-01 06:00:49

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to speed treatment and cures for pediatric brain tumors and cancer, the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) today launched the initial phase of a tissue bank consortium designed to jump-start meaningful analyses that could lead to treatment and cures for these types of cancer, where survival rates are unacceptably low and neurocognitive and other damage is posed by today's treatment options. "The need for this approach is...

2008-06-30 09:03:36

By Doreen Carvajal For 10 years, scientists have been waiting for the outcome of a global examination of the habits of thousands of brain cancer patients to explore whether there are links between cellphone use and brain tumors. But now the findings of the euro 15 million, or $24 million, Interphone study are stalled, caught in an international rift among prominent cancer researchers who are divided about how to interpret the risks of radio-frequency radiation emitted by mobile...

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2008-04-04 07:55:00

New studies at the University of Adelaide will delve into some of the crucial issues surrounding death by brain tumors and stroke.The research, to be conducted in the joint University of Adelaide/IMVS Centre for Neurological Diseases, will aim to find links between chemical signals in the brain and the reasons why brain tumors or strokes become fatal."There are still many mysteries around how the brain works, and this new research will help to unlock key elements we believe are involved in...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'