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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Keto Diets – Can They Help Diminish Cancer?

Is a Keto diet good or bad for your brain tumor?

You may have heard a lot of information about the Keto Diet.  A Keto (or ketogenic) Diet is essentially a method of monitoring what you eat based upon eating high-fat, proper protein, and low-carbohydrate foods.  (Read more details on Wikipedia’s Ketogenic Diet.)  It was originally created to treat patients with…

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You: Life Changes Due to Illness

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We found a recently posted article in the New York Times entitled “Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness.” It reveals learnings that the writer found when being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  While that is not quite the same as having a brain tumor, the author shares…

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Brain Tumors and Solid Stress

How does solid stress from brain tumors damage healthy tissue?

Solid stress on the brain due to tumors was recently studied.  Solid stress refers to the physical pressure and strength utilized by the tumor.  The Massachusetts General Hospital-led research revealed that some brain tumors can increase solid stress, especially with larger, solid tissue tumors through their research titled, “How does…

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