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2013-01-23 10:20:01

The metabolic process which fuels the growth of many cancers has its origins in normal brain growth finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Cancer & Metabolism. Using knock-out mice the study shows that interfering with Hexokinase-2 (Hk2), an enzyme integral to glucose metabolism, reduces the aggressiveness of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, and allows long term survival of mice. Most cells only convert glucose to lactate...

Origin Matters For Brain Tumors
2012-11-14 10:22:14

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Brain tumors arising from different cell types might require different–and more personalized–treatment approaches. Cancers arise when a normal cell acquires a mutation in a gene that regulates cellular growth or survival. But the particular cell this mutation happens in–the cell of origin–can have an enormous impact on the behavior of the tumor, and on the strategies used to treat it. Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D.,...

2012-08-30 23:03:55

Opportunities Available for Cross-Disciplinary Fields Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is now accepting Letters of Intent for its Discovery Grant funding program. Letters are due in the ABTA office no later than 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on October 10, 2012. Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants that fund high-impact projects deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and pediatric brain tumor...

Genetic Mutations Responsible For Childhood Brain Tumors
2012-07-23 05:38:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from several prominent medical institutions claim that they have identified several genetic mutations responsible for medulloblastoma, the most common malignant type of childhood brain tumor. There are four recognized subtypes of medulloblastomas, which occur in the part of the brain responsible for controlling balance and other complex motor functions (the cerebellum), Boston Children's Hospital researchers explained...

2012-06-21 02:24:12

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project lifts lid on the most aggressive subtype of medulloblastoma and finds genes that cooperate in tumor development Researchers studying the genetic roots of the most common malignant childhood brain tumor have discovered missteps in three of the four subtypes of the cancer that involve genes already targeted for drug development. The most significant gene alterations are linked to subtypes...

2012-06-16 00:55:16

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have identified three sets of genetic markers that could potentially pave the way for new diagnostic tools for a deadly type of brain tumor that mainly targets children. The study, published in the latest edition of the prestigious journal 'Lancet Oncology, was led by Professor Richard Grundy at the University's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre and Dr Suzanne Miller, a post doctoral research fellow in the Centre. It focuses on a rare...

2012-02-15 23:07:00

    Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children.     Disseminated medulloblastoma is particularly lethal and requires extensive radiation therapy to the brain, which can cause brain damage.     An oncolytic measles virus has shown effectiveness in a new model of disseminated human medulloblastoma. A strain of measles virus engineered to kill cancer cells prolongs survival in a model of medulloblastoma that is...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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