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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...

2012-09-08 23:00:42

Following a report of 8-month-old Matthew Erickson, who developed brain cancer while in his mother´s womb, and his hopeful road to recovery through an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, Voices Against Brain Cancer releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 On September 7, 2012, nonprofit organization, Voices Against Brain Cancer, released a statement in response to 8-month-old Matthew Erickson´s exceptional battle against brain cancer: an optimistic and touching...

2012-09-07 23:01:50

Following a recent study suggesting a link between allergies and a reduced risk of brain cancer, the nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 On September 6, 2012, nonprofit organization, Voices Against Brain Cancer, responded to a recent study suggesting a link between allergies and a reduced risk of brain cancer, a development that many scientists have long suspected but have only recently gained more ground through an...

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...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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