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2013-05-01 15:32:07

A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found in many cases to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the tumors, report scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The researchers led a study of pediatric low-grade gliomas, samples of which were collected through an international consortium organized by brain tumor specialists at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Their findings are being...

2013-04-17 15:56:49

"Current wisdom says that cells are closed entities that communicate through the secretion of soluble signalling molecules. Recent findings indicate that cells can exchange more complex information — whole packages of genetic material and signalling proteins. This is an entirely new conception of how cells communicate", says Dr Mattias Belting, Professor of Oncology at Lund University and senior consultant in oncology at SkÃ¥ne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Exosomes...

2013-04-15 13:03:20

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project advances understanding of genetic defects underlying childhood low-grade gliomas and identifies promising new drug therapies The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified mutations responsible for more than half of a subtype of childhood brain tumor that takes a high toll on patients. Researchers also found evidence the...

2013-04-01 23:01:45

In a first-of-its-kind experiment using microvesicles generated from mesenchymal bone marrow cells (MSCs) to treat cancer, neurological researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have discovered a novel approach for treatment of tumors. Specifically, the research team found that introducing genetic material produced by MSCs significantly reduced a particularly resistant form of malignant brain tumor in living lab rats. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 DETROIT — In a first-of-its-kind...

2013-03-22 23:04:18

Louis and Phyllis Jacobs Honored for Commitment to Brain Tumor Patients and the ABTA Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has named Louis and Phyllis Jacobs as the recipients of the 2013 Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Award. For the past 14 years, the Jacobs have supported brain tumor patients and families in their community, as well as supported the ABTA´s brain tumor research funding initiatives. The Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Award is given annually to an...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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