Research to Potentially Create Cancer Killing Drugs

From Dartmouth: A new chemical pathway from simple commercially-available materials to medicinally-relevant molecules. Image courtesy of Glenn Micalizio.

A new type of drug discovery technique could potentially revolutionize the discovery of anti-cancer drugs.  Researchers at Dartmouth College developed a method to design drugs that specifically target certain diseases, like cancer and neurodegeneration. In their study, they examined the effectiveness of several potential drugs using Glioblastoma cells.  In their research,…

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Can a Scorpion Help You with Your Brain Tumor?

Glioma brain tumors are often very challenging for surgeons because they can have an appearance similar to brain white matter.  Furthermore, these tumors can grow as small islands within brain tissue.  All of the above make surgical removal of gliomas difficult.  It now appears that scorpions could assist with removal…

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How Can You Tell You Have a Brain Tumor?


Once you are diagnosed with a brain tumor, you must wonder how you would have known.  More importantly, psychological factors can influence how much emphasis we attribute to our symptoms.  Most people experience some of the symptoms listed below.  Symptoms depend on tumor location and degree of brain irritation. From our…

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