Mar 27, 2019
Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors
New study finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor.
Mar 04, 2019
Radiation after surgery triples survival for a type of pediatric brain tumor
Study shows that postoperative radiation improves outcomes for children with ependymoma, even those with historically poor prognoses and the very young.
Jan 07, 2019
How does solid stress from brain tumors cause neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction?
Study also finds that lithium treatment may protect against the effects of brain tissue compression.
Nov 20, 2018
New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
Drug can block the way cancer cells respond to fluid flow.
Aug 21, 2018
Children with brain tumors who undergo radiation less likely to recall recent events
"The surprise, and the up side, is that episodic memories from before the children's treatment were spared," Baylor researcher says.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Sep 13, 2017
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as well as some cancers.
Jul 05, 2017
New brain cancer drug targets revealed
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic find that targeting the stress response may be better at slowing tumor growth than targeting cell proliferation in glioblastoma, which opens up a new avenue for therapeutic development. The study is published in Nature.
Jun 26, 2017
Study describes changes to structural brain networks after radiotherapy for brain tumors
Researchers compared the thickness of brain cortex in patients with brain tumors before and after radiation therapy and found significant dose-dependent changes in the structural properties of cortical neural networks, at both the local and global level. These alterations may have a role in the delayed cognitive impairment experienced by many patients after brain radiotherapy.
May 24, 2017
‘Sticky’ particles promise more precise drug delivery for brain cancer
A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain. Their findings are published in Nature Communications.