brain tumours

Why drugs sometimes cause receptor potentiation rather than inhibition

Professor Andreas Reiner and Stefan Pollok from the junior research group Cellular Neurobiology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) report on this unexpected finding and the underlying mechanisms in the journal PNAS…

Reducing side effects during the treatment of brain tumours

Interdisciplinary research team at Kiel University develops a microchannel matrix for tailored drug release. Glioblastomas are among the most aggressive brain tumours in adults and difficult to treat due to…

The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada, but little is known about when these tumours form or how they develop….

Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumor cells more accurately

The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the disease that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, and the most common form of brain cancer….

New Transport Mechanisms Gain Access To Brain

Researchers at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology of Heidelberg University are exploring new approaches to the treatment of diseases of the…

Medical researchers at FAU identify scorpion venom as possible cancer treatment

Researchers at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now examined a substance that is often used in…

Bern’s surgical procedure for brain tumours a world leader

Operations close to the brain’s motor centres are common (one in three brain tumours) and risky. If the surgeon has to remove a tumour from this area,…

Software detects at-risk tissue in record time following a stroke

In October of last year, a fully automatic computer program for the detection of brain tumours, which was developed in Bern, caused something of a stir on the…

Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors

Hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptives, contain female sex hormones and are widely used by women all over the world. While only a little is…

New cause of child brain tumor condition identified

Most people with Gorlin syndrome have a change in a gene called PTCH1, but the new research has revealed that changes in a gene called SUFU also cause Gorlin…

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