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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

Research Finds No Correlation Between Regulatory T Cells and Survival in Glioblastoma

Apr. 16, 2015 — Using a novel methodology of epigenetic quantitative analysis, investigators found no correlation between regulatory T cells and survival in the tumor microenvironment or blood, even when adjusting ... read more

'Firefly' Mechanism Makes Cancer Studies More Efficient, Less Expensive

Apr. 1, 2015 — The mechanism that makes fireflies glow through a process called bioluminescence can be used to study tumor response to therapy as well, researchers have found. Bioluminescence has a major role in ... read more

Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Mar. 30, 2015 — Although stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury each affect the central nervous system differently, a new study finds that they share ... read more

New Therapeutic Target May Improve Treatment for Brain Cancer

Mar. 29, 2015 — New data indicate that TG2 is a possible chemotherapeutic target for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Tumors that produce more stress granules are more likely to metastasize, according to researchers. The results suggest that drugs to inhibit the formation of these structures might rein in cancer ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — An RNA molecule called Pnky has been discovered by researchers. The molecule can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — When cancer strikes, it may be possible for patients to fight back with their own defenses, using a strategy known as immunotherapy. According to a new study, researchers have found a way to enhance ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Scientists are eager to make use of stem cells' extraordinary power to transform into nearly any kind of cell, but that ability also is cause for concern in cancer treatment. A new study shows ... read more

Tetanus Shot Improves Patient Survival With Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

Mar. 11, 2015 — An innovative approach using a tetanus booster to prime the immune system enhances the effect of a vaccine therapy for lethal brain tumors, dramatically improving patient survival, according to a ... read more

Deadly to Cancer Cells Only: Molecular Cause for Selective Effectiveness of Parvovirus Therapy Discovered

Mar. 11, 2015 — Parvoviruses can destroy cancer cells and are currently being tested in a preliminary clinical trial to treat malignant brain cancer. For their replication, the viruses need a particular enzyme in ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer, mew clinical-trial findings suggest, providing further evidence to support this ... read more

Novel Drug Mechanism That Fights Brain Cancer Described by Researchers

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. The investigators performed a series of studies ... read more

Why Some Brain Cancers Resist Treatment

Mar. 2, 2015 — Scientists may have discovered why some brain cancer patients develop resistance to standard treatments including radiation and the chemotherapy agent ... read more

Protein Pathway Involved in Brain Tumor Stem Cell Growth Identified

Feb. 26, 2015 — Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification ... read more

Together, Nanotechnology, Genetic Interference May Tackle 'Untreatable/ Brain Tumors

Feb. 24, 2015 — There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. Now a study may offer hope to the tens of thousands ... read more

Master Gene Regulatory Pathway Revealed as Key Target for Therapy of Aggressive Pediatric Brain Cancer

Feb. 23, 2015 — Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of brain cancer, scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master regulator of thousands of other genes ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Many therapeutic cancer vaccines that are currently being developed are designed to direct the immune system against altered cancer-cell proteins. However, these vaccines can only be effective if the ... read more

Development of Personalized Cellular Therapy for Brain Cancer

Feb. 18, 2015 — Immune cells engineered to seek out and attack a type of deadly brain cancer were found to be both safe and effective at controlling tumor growth in mice that were treated with these modified cells, ... read more

A Dog Lives On; Now the Stage Is Being Set for Treating Humans

Feb. 18, 2015 — Scientists are focusing on targeting and destroying the most therapy-resistant infiltrative cells in malignant ... read more

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