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2012-09-04 04:20:02

This discovery can potentially prevent the progression and relapse of deadly brain tumoursSingapore, Sept 4, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists have identified a biomarker of the most lethal form of brain tumours in adults - glioblastoma multiforme(1). The scientists found that by targeting this biomarker and depleting it with a potential drug, they were able to prevent the progression and relapse of the brain tumour.This research was conducted by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of...

Glioma Risk Increased With Genomic Variant
2012-08-27 09:11:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of the 6.4 billion nucleotides in the human genome, a single change from adenine to guanine at a specific location recently identified by geneticists can increase the odds of certain kinds of brain tumors by six times, according to the scientists´ report in the latest edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The results produced by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the Mayo Clinic could result...

Allergies Could Reduce Risk Of Brain Tumors
2012-08-05 06:04:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has discovered evidence supporting the theory that people with allergies could have a reduced risk of contracting a serious form of cancer that starts in the brain. In the study, which has been published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the researchers analyzed stored blood samples from both male and female patients who later went on to develop glioma, which form from...

New Probe Developed At Dartmouth Helps Find Cancerous Brain Tumors
2012-07-24 16:48:57

Performing surgery to remove a brain tumor requires surgeons to walk a very fine line. If they leave tumor tissue behind, the tumor is likely to regrow; if they cut out too much normal tissue, they could cause permanent brain damage. "Primary brain tumors look just like brain tissue," says Keith Paulsen, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering at Thayer School of Engineering and a member of the Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. "But if...

2012-07-23 20:51:47

MDC and Charite researchers decipher the mechanism of action Neural precursor cells (NPC) in the young brain suppress certain brain tumors such as high-grade gliomas, especially glioblastoma (GBM), which are among the most common and most aggressive tumors. Now researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have deciphered the underlying mechanism of action with which...

2012-07-03 10:22:20

High risk and better outcome for glioma wrapped up in rare gene variant Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center working with colleagues at three other institutions have validated a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of glioma, the most common and lethal type of brain tumor. The validation study also uncovered an association between the same rare genetic variant and improved rates of survival for patients with glioma. The study, the first to confirm a rare susceptibility...

2012-06-11 21:28:02

Molecular imaging technique provides vital information about the body's response to therapy faster and more safely for patients with an aggressive type of brain tumor A study revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting provides some hope for those with a malignant brain cancer called glioma. A method of molecular imaging that mimics an essential amino acid in the brain can now gauge whether the cancer is still active as early as two weeks after the start of treatment...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.