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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

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New risk factors for brain metastases in breast cancer patients identified


December 10th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Centre have verified several factors--including high tumour grade, negative progesterone receptor status, and inflammatory breast cancer--that are associated with an increased risk."If we ... Read more...

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Cell Phones And Pregnancy: A Curse For The Young Ones


December 8th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles lately conducted a study, that stated that pregnant mothers who extensively use mobile phones have ... Read more...

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Aggressive surgery best for kids with brain tumors


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Children with low-grade brain tumors (gliomas) who undergo aggressive surgery to completely remove the tumour have an increased chance of overall survival, according to Mayo Clinic study.If complete ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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How genetic changes make some brain cancers more aggressive


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): A study has provided new insight into genetic changes that make some forms of glioblastoma, the most common type of primary brain cancer, more aggressive than others and ... Read more...

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Latest advances in treating stroke, Parkinson’s detailed in Neurology Journal


October 1st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A special issue of the journal Neurologic Clinics enlists the latest advances in treating neurologic disorders such as stroke, headache, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders."Great therapeutic strides ... Read more...

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Soon, nose drops to treat brain cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported the development and testing of a drug that could treat brain cancer, and can be given as nose drops rather than an injection.The new form ... Read more...

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Bret Michaels Still Not Out Of Danger


April 26th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fans of singer and reality TV star Bret Michael are anxious as the star is still battling with a critical brain hemorrhage at a hospital. ... Read more...

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Dr. Keith Black Awarded BET Honors Award For Public Service


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The BET Honors took place on Jan 16, but was aired on Feb 1, 2010 in BET. The award ceremony was held in the performing ... Read more...

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Treatment for deadly brain tumor found


January 20th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Rhode Island Hospital researchers have identified a treatment in animal models for glioblastomas - deadly brain tumors.Such tumors which, once diagnosed, offer a poor prognosis and relatively short ... Read more...

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It is official: Cellphones don’t up brain cancer risk


December 4th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief and continue chatting on your cellphone, for a 30-year study of just about everyone in Scandinavia has found no link ... Read more...

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Funeral industry workers at greater leukemia risk


November 21st, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Funeral industry workers are at a greater risk of getting leukemia because they are exposed to formaldehyde for long durations, a new study has claimed.Formaldehyde is used ... Read more...

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Kennedy led high quality of life up to his death, say doctors


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 27 (ANI): Senator Edward M. Kennedy maintained a very good quality of life after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.He continued speaking in front of Congress and making public ... Read more...

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Indian American researcher to gets White House award


July 10th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Sanjay Kumar, an Indian American researcher at California University, Berkeley is among 100 beginning researchers named by President Batack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards ... Read more...

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Possible way to block deadly brain tumor spread discovered


April 18th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A possible way to stop the often-rapid spread of deadly brain tumors has been found by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).A gene with the playful-sounding ... Read more...

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Scientists link two gene mutations to most common brain cancers


February 19th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Duke universities have linked mutations in two genes, IDH1 and IDH2, with the most common types of brain cancer and longer survival ... Read more...

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Gene behind early brain cancer onset identified


January 27th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): French researchers have identified a gene variant that may increase the risk of developing brain cancer at a young age.The study has been published in the January ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gene therapy to eliminate brain tumours


January 13th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In laboratory and animal studies, scientists have found a 2-pronged gene therapeutic approach could facilitate tumour regression and long-term survival via selective recruitment of immune cells.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Do cell phones really increase brain tumour risk?


October 21st, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): An editorial by a neurosurgeon at Lake Forest Hospital has delved into the biggest scientific concerns of recent times- Do cell phones increase brain cancer risk? Pawl has ... Read more...

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Promising cancer drug target in prostate tumors identified


June 27th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute claim to have identified a promising cancer drug target in prostate tumors.The scientists report they have blocked the development of prostate ... Read more...

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Protein that puts the brakes on Alzheimer’s-related dementia identified


June 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered that a protein called cyclin-dependent kinase5 (Cdk5), which curbs cell division in brain cells, is ... Read more...

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Cancer-killing viruses stimulate tumor blood-vessel growth


June 11th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 11 (ANI): While viruses genetically designed to kill cancer cells offer a promising strategy for treating incurable brain tumors such as glioblastoma, a new study by an Indian-origin ... Read more...

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Common virus may serve as target for deadly brain tumour vaccine


May 18th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at the Dukes Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center have found that by targeting a common virus, doctors may be able to prolong the lives of ... Read more...

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Special type of MRI can identify brain cancer early


March 26th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): According to a new study, a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict changes in blood volume in the brain that often precede cancerous transformation ... Read more...

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Specialised tumor-killing virus paves way for novel brain cancer treatment


February 20th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 20 (ANI): Researchers conducting a study on mice have discovered a specialised virus with the ability to reproduce its tumour-killing genes that selectively targets and eradicates cancers in the ... Read more...

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Scientists zero in on three-drug cocktail crystal ball against brain tumors


January 1st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have proposed a suited-to-all, three-drug cocktail treatment for a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).Though the ... Read more...

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Brain cancer drug study shows promising results


December 16th, 2007 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A study on the use of Avastin, a drug used to extend the survival of patients with the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma ... Read more...

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Indian scientist sheds light on cancer cure


November 28th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 28(ANI): Balveen Kaur, an Indian scientist has led a new research revealing that by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tumor the cancer-killing virus is given more time ... Read more...

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