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2014-08-24 12:20:34

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international research team reports in Nature Medicine a novel molecular pathway that causes an aggressive form of medulloblastoma, and suggests repurposing an anti-depressant medication to target the new pathway may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO The multi-institutional group, led by scientists at Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI)...

2014-06-27 12:26:56

HOUSTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that it will present data on two of the Company's clinical-stage product candidates, Antineoplaston A10 injections (Atengenal(®)) and Antineoplaston AS2-1 injections (Astugenal(®)), at the 16(th) International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology held in Singapore from June 28, 2014 to July 2, 2014. Abstracts and presentations are now available to the public in an online supplement...

2014-05-12 11:33:31

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Whitehead Institute scientists have identified a genetic cause of a facial disorder known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM). The researchers find that duplication of the gene OTX2 induces HFM, the second-most common facial anomaly after cleft lip and palate. HFM affects approximately one in 3,500 births. While some cases appear to run in families, no gene had been found to be causative. That is until Whitehead Fellow Yaniv Erlich and his lab set...

2014-03-27 12:30:55

A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led study identified two adult cancer drugs with potential to improve treatment of a high-risk childhood brain tumor; the drugs are now part of a pediatric clinical trial MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The quest to improve survival of children with a high-risk brain tumor has led St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators to two drugs already used to treat adults with breast, pancreatic, lung and other...

2014-02-01 23:02:26

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, applauds Seattle Seahawks Mascot Blitz the Hawk for delivering high-fives and hugs to pediatric brain cancer patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research, commends the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot, Blitz the Hawk, for reaching out to pediatric brain cancer patients. According to the January 17, 2014 article...

2013-10-05 23:04:39

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a new experimental approach to treating specific brain cancer developed by researchers at Sanford-Burnham. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses a new experimental approach to treating a specific type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. According to a September 25, 2013 article published by Science Daily titled “New Approach to Treating Human...

2013-09-23 13:02:17

Due to decreased side effects, it may also be cost-saving Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. The study...

2013-04-05 23:00:13

Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) responds to an article posted by Bioscience Technology detailing how the blockage of molecular pathways in the brain may be a contributing factor to the development of brain tumors. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 On April 5, 2013, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) responds to an article posted by Bioscience Technology detailing how the blockage of molecular pathways in the brain could be a contributing factor in the development of brain tumors. The...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'