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2012-12-04 13:01:02

Use unique combination of diet and radiation therapy A team of brain cancer researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has effectively treated brain tumor cells using a unique combination of diet and radiation therapy. The study, "The Ketogenic Diet Is an Effective Adjuvant to Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma," was published in PLOS ONE. Led by Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, Principal Investigator in Neuro-Oncology and...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Slow Progression And Recurrence Of Brain Cancer
2012-10-22 20:57:41

Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. In a paper published October 18 in Science Express, however, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons. GBM is one of the most devastating...

2012-09-27 14:14:56

In what could be a breakthrough in the treatment of deadly brain tumors, a team of researchers from Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona State University has discovered that the immune system reacts differently to different types of brain tissue, shedding light on why cancerous brain tumors are so difficult to treat. The large, two-part study, led by Barrow research fellow Sergiy Kushchayev, MD under the guidance of Dr. Mark Preul, Director of Neurosurgery Research, was published in...

2012-09-12 23:04:39

Cell phone radiation exposure may have caused Sheryl Crow´s benign brain tumor, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Cell phone radiation is suspected to be the cause of rock star Sheryl Crow´s benign brain tumor, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* According to the Huffington Post, during an interview on the new talk show Katie, Crow relayed her “theory that it´s possible that [the benign tumor she was diagnosed with late last year] is...

2012-09-12 15:06:04

A new study from USC researchers is the first to show that controlled fasting improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatments, extending life expectancy in mice with aggressive brain tumors. Prior work by USC professor of gerontology and biological sciences Valter Longo, corresponding author on the study and director of the Longevity Institute at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, has shown that short-term fasting protects healthy cells while leaving cancer cells...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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