A newly developed model that mimics the blood-brain barrier could help researchers more efficiently test drugs to treat a range of neurological diseases.
Researchers discover the genetic landscape of the most common form of brain tumor can be explained by abnormalities in five genes. The finding could help to develop personalized medical therapies and treatment options.
Researchers have discovered two gene variants that raise the risk of the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. This is the first study to link known cancer-related genes HACE1 and LIN28B to neuroblastoma. The study broadens understanding of how gene changes may make a child susceptible to this early childhood cancer, as well as causing a tumor to progress.
New research shows the transmembrane protein NG2 controls orientation of cell migration towards a wound.
A new study reports bigger brain size could mean an increased risk of developing brain cancer. The reason, researchers say, is simple. Bigger brains have more brain cells, and thus a greater potential for cell mutations that lead to cancer.
Researchers have shown that infrared and Raman spectroscopy – coupled with statistical analysis – can be used to tell the difference between normal brain tissue and the different tumor types that may arise in this tissue, based on its individual biochemical-cell ‘fingerprint’.
Researchers discover a way to adjust the malignancy of glioma brain cancer cells in a newly developed 3D hydrogel. The new material mimics the conditions in the brain.
Researchers have identified specific characteristics of vestibular schwannomas in children. While children have similar symptoms of the brain tumors as experienced by adults, the tumor size was typically larger in pediatric patients at the time of diagnosis.
Stem cells have been genetically engineered to produce and secrete brain cancer killing toxins, a new study reports.