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Astrocytes Feed Glioblastoma, Promoting Tumor Growth: Mouse Study
Starving glioblastoma tumors of the cholesterol made by astrocytes could suppress brain cancer progression.
Astrocytes Feed Glioblastoma, Promoting Tumor Growth: Mouse Study
Astrocytes Feed Glioblastoma, Promoting Tumor Growth: Mouse Study

Starving glioblastoma tumors of the cholesterol made by astrocytes could suppress brain cancer progression.

Starving glioblastoma tumors of the cholesterol made by astrocytes could suppress brain cancer progression.

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Next-Level Neuroscience
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | Sep 29, 2022 | 1 min read
Researchers use Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) technology to probe brain biomarkers.
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Humsa Venkatesh Probes Cancer’s Grip on the Brain
Maddie Bender | Aug 15, 2022 | 3 min read
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the cancer biologist is combining research into the tumor microenvironment with the principles of neuroscience to tease apart how cancers grow—and how to stop them.
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Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Asher Jones | Mar 30, 2021 | 5 min read
Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.
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Image of the Day: Tumor Vasculature
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020 | 2 min read
Researchers use a cutting-edge technique to map the blood vessels of brain tumors as patients are awake during surgery with the hope of reducing damage to adjacent tissues.
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019 | 2 min read
Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.
Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 25, 2014 | 3 min read
Mouse study demonstrates the ability of a cancer vaccine targeted against a specific oncogenic mutation to elicit a protective anti-tumor immune response. 
Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2014 | 3 min read
A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.
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