Navigation Links
Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Infections could play a key role in triggering certain types of adult brain cancer, according to results from a new statistical analysis of the disease.

The international study, led by Dr Richard McNally at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, was funded by Cancer Research UK, the Dutch Cancer Society, and the Christie Hospital Research Endowment Fund.

The British and Dutch team* analysed a database of adult brain tumours diagnosed in patients from the North Brabant province of the Netherlands between 1983 and 2001. They found clusters of cases of glioma tumours, which make up about half of all brain tumours, at different time intervals in different geographical locations.

This 'space-time clustering' of cases is a pattern typical of diseases caused by infections, adding weight to the theory that outbreaks of viruses are a potential contributory cause of brain tumours. Diseases caused by more constant environmental factors, such as pollution, produce clusters of cases in one place over a much longer time period.

However, the research team stresses it is too early to say exactly which infections could be the cause, and say that more research is needed to pinpoint what they are.

The findings, published in the European Journal of Cancer, may potentially be a step towards developing better preventative measures for cancer and may also result in better treatment.

Dr Richard McNally, of Newcastle University's School of Clinical Medical Sciences (Child Health), said: "Very little is known about the cause of brain tumours and we think our research brings us closer to understanding more about this disease.

"We only found clustering of cases in the East of the province we investigated, and we think it could be something to do with the way infections spread in less densely populated areas."

However, the researchers stress that people cannot 'catch cancer'. Infections are only likely to trigger cancer
'"/>

Source:University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment
2. Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem
3. First atlas of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases
4. Discovery of key proteins shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine
5. A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020
6. How the environment could be damaging mens reproductive health
7. Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say
8. Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence
9. Nano-bumps could help repair clogged blood vessels
10. Researchers develop assay that could be applied to drug screening
11. Currents could disrupt ocean food chain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Infections could contribute adult brain tumours

(Date:11/11/2014)...  Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago -based ... the promotion of Yaniv Schiff from Senior ... Schiff,s new role as Director, he will lead company ... examiners and provide leadership within the company,s digital forensics ... Schiff joined Forensicon in 2006 ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... team of Florida State University biologists could lead to ... and survive environmental swings such as droughts or floods. ... the journal The Plant Cell , sheds light ... is organized in a cell and how plants regulate ... and others are turned off. , "If you understand ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... career to understanding the Earth,s climate and communicating ... deputy director and regional climatologist for the Western ... Redmond has more than three decades of experience ... data to the general public. , At its ... December 15-19, 2014 the American Geophysical Union (AGU) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Yaniv Schiff Promoted to Director of Digital Forensics at Forensicon, Inc. 2Maize analysis yields whole new world of genetic science 2Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach 2
... New Haven, Conn.Newly created neurons in adults rely on ... and survival before they can communicate with existing neighboring ... of adult neural stem cells to replace brain cells ... researchers report in The Journal of Neuroscience. In ...
... parents helps them better understand the diseases their children ... offering practical advice for preventing infections in their kids ... Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from ... inside source on germ defense from antibiotics and ...
... of proteins have finally explained why computer models of ... observations. This work could have vast implications in bioengineering ... relationship between structure and function in these basic building ... published as the cover article of the Oct. 16 ...
Cached Biology News:Handbook helps parents deal with childhood infections 2Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds 2Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 The “Chiral Chromatography Columns ... Material (Metal, Glass, Plastic), by Application [GC, LC ... Forecast to 2018” analyses and studies the major ... America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. ... figures spread through 135 pages and in-depth TOC ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 , ...   Mariano Rodríguez es elegid vicepresidente senior ... KLOX está en marcha para comenzar de forma rápida ... heridas de reciente aprobación en Europa   , ... complace al anunciar los siguientes nombramientos: Todd ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 Author Matthew ... Walk to the Other Side” published as a ... Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category of the ... Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said ... and independent publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 ... partners, Pinnacle Ozone Solutions, LLC (Pinnacle), and PCI, ... equipment, announced that they have been selected to ... City of Fayetteville, Arkansas Paul R. Noland Wastewater ... feature BlueInGreen’s patented HyDOZ® gas dissolution ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 2KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 4KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 5Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 2Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 3Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 4City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 2City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 3City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 4
... Mass., June 2 Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of light-based aesthetic treatment systems, today announced that President and Chief Executive ... present at the following investor conferences in New York City this month: ... Gabelli & Company Healthcare Symposium , Tuesday, ...
... ... ClearTrial will lead panel of adaptive trial experts offering practical guidelines ... become more prevalent, their operational planning challenges often remain overlooked in ... on the initial trial design, ranging from understanding the potential for ...
... Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing ... diseases, today announced that it will host a webcast on June ... and 6th at the 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association. ... www.micromet-inc.com . , , Forum: ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cynosure Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2ClearTrial to Chair Session at DIA 45th Annual Meeting on "Effective Operational Planning for Adaptive Clinical Trials" 2ClearTrial to Chair Session at DIA 45th Annual Meeting on "Effective Operational Planning for Adaptive Clinical Trials" 3Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 2Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 3Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 4
... normal tissues this enzyme exists predominantly as ... uric acid, a critical plasma antioxidant. ... the oxygen radical producing XO by oxidation ... limited proteolytic cleavage of the amino-terminus. ...
... bridges the gap between the 500 l ... combines the speed of the classic Vivaspin ... area for superior recoveries from very dilute ... PES, Cellulose Triacetate membranes, Vivaspin 2 offers ...
Goat polyclonal to Lipocalin 2...
... two unrelated proteins both of which function ... cycle in a p53-dependent manner. p14^ARF^ binds ... of mdm2 proteinrequired for mdm2 modification and ... interaction is mediated by the exon 1Beta-encoded ...
Biology Products: