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Genetic Traits Of Cells Responsible For One Type Of Brain Cancer Discovered
2013-06-04 08:32:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The genetic traits of glial cells -- the cells which give rise to the most common form of malignant brain cancer in humans -- have been identified by a team of researchers led by University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Dr. Steven Goldman. “This study identifies a core set of genes and pathways that are dysregulated during both the early and late stages of tumor progression,” Goldman, senior...

How And Where Breast Tumor Cells Become Dormant And What Causes Them To Become Metastatic
2013-06-03 19:49:37

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The long-standing mystery behind dormant disseminated breast tumor cells and what activates them after years and even decades of latency may have been solved. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified the microenvironment surrounding microvasculature — the small blood vessels that transport blood within tissues — as a niche where dormant cancer cells...

2013-06-02 23:15:45

Voices Against Brain Cancer comments on a potential new target that gives promise for treating glioblastomas. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 On June 1, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a possible new target that may enhance brain cancer treatment. According to a Futurity.org article, researchers are working on targeting a specific enzyme that may be able to inhibit and kill glioblastoma cells and other forms of...

2013-04-29 14:08:24

Injection of human stem cells into mice with tumors slowed down tumor growth, finds research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), isolated from bone marrow, caused changes in blood vessels supplying the tumor, and it is this modification of blood supply which seems to impact tumor growth. The use of stem cells in treating cancer has been controversial, with some studies finding that stem cells force tumors...

2013-04-12 15:51:58

Stem cells are different from all other cells in our body because they retain the remarkable genetic plasticity to self-renew indefinitely as well as develop into cell types with more specialized functions. However, this remarkable self-renewal capacity comes with a price, as stem cells can become seeds of cancer. Identifying genetic programs that maintain self-renewing capabilities therefore is a vital step in understanding the errors that derail a normal stem cell, sending it on a path to...

2013-04-11 10:31:27

Some breast tumor circulating cells in the bloodstream are marked by a constellation of biomarkers that identify them as those destined to seed the brain with a deadly spread of cancer, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Science Translational Medicine. "What prompted us to initiate this study was our desire to understand the characteristics of these cells," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology at BCM,...


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