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2011-11-19 08:00:00

Philadelphia plays host as NBTS celebrates the brain tumor community, announces research grants, and looks ahead on finding a cure Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Brain tumors may be an isolating disease but the brain community came together for the National Brain Tumor Society 2011 Summit in Philadelphia from Nov. 3-6. The Summit kicked off with the NBTS Annual Meeting at the Franklin Institute. With a statue of the great innovator, Benjamin Franklin, towering over the crowd,...

2011-10-24 09:07:16

Previously unknown role of FoxM1 is crucial to regulation of brain tumor stem cells Two previously unassociated proteins known to be overly active in a variety of cancers bind together to ignite and sustain malignant brain tumors, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer Cell. This research is the first to connect FoxM1 to a molecular signaling cascade that regulates normal neural stem cells, said...

2011-10-06 11:20:25

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered a new metabolic pathway / Successful research alliance publishes results in Nature A research alliance of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), jointly with colleagues of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig, have discovered a new metabolic pathway which makes malignant brain tumors (gliomas)...

2011-09-29 09:20:45

Brain tumor specimens taken from neurosurgery cases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center has given scientists a new window on the transformation that occurs as healthy brain cells begin to form tumors. The work may help identify new drugs to target oligodendroglioma, a common type of brain tumor, at its earliest stage, when it is generally most treatable. Any potential drugs identified will have to prove safe and effective in clinical trials, a process that...

2011-09-27 09:26:51

Medulloblastomas are the most common cancerous (malignant) brain tumors in children. Although survival rates have improved over the years, medulloblastoma remains associated with substantial mortality, and long-term survivors often suffer debilitating effects from the intensive treatments. A team of researchers, led by Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér and John Inge Johnsen, at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has now identified a potential target for a more...

2011-09-20 05:54:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Glioblastoma is the most common brain malignancy and one of the most lethal of all cancers, killing most victims within 12-15 months of diagnosis. It is also one of the most chemotherapy-radiation resistant cancers. Researchers found that by blocking brain cancer cells from getting large amounts of cholesterol they could provide a new strategy to battle glioblastoma, according to this study. The study, done in cells lines, mouse models and analysis of tissue from...

2011-09-20 00:13:36

Study led by St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital scientists points to possible new treatment targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas; may tip the scales in the current debate about tumor biopsies The largest study ever of a rare childhood brain tumor found more than half the tumors carried extra copies of specific genes linked to cancer growth, according to research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators. The findings identify possible new targets for...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.