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’.
Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. Researchers found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons.
A fatal brain stem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T-cells that recognized cancer and targeted it for destruction in mouse models, researchers report.
Researchers have identified an enzyme associated with aggressive gliomas.
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.
According to researchers, combining tricyclic antidepressants with blood thinners increased tumor autophagy in mouse models of glioblastoma brain cancer.
Researchers discover glioblastoma brain tumor cells disrupt the blood brain barrier. The findings offer potential new avenues to treat brain cancer.