Navigation Links
Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors
Date:1/7/2008

e for silencing genes that would otherwise prevent many other cancers.

Methylation, the chemical process that could be behind allowing cancer growth, is also key to the growth of cells in young brains, said the researchers, who found that demethylating the newly created cells caused them to behave more normally and in a similar way to brain cells in embryos, confirming the researchers' suspicion that immature brain cells may be at the root of cancer growth.

The team then analyzed 54 glioblastoma multiforme tumors and found that one in five (20 percent) contained signs of the same difficulty with the BMP2 gene that the researchers saw in the lab. These tumors were also methylated.

"This research highlights an example of a stem cell whose normal development has been blocked in such a way as to prevent it from differentiating as well as to force it to contribute to the development of an aggressive tumor," research leader Dr. Howard Fine, chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch at the NCI's Center for Cancer Research, said in a prepared statement. "The results we have generated can help us better understand the biology of neuronal stem-like starter cells in glioblastoma multiforme and other cancers, and give us a strong rationale for investigating BMPR1B as a potential target for therapeutic development."

The study was published in the January issue of Cancer Cell.

More information

To learn more about brain and spinal cord cancers visit the American Cancer Society.



-- Madeline Vann



SOURCE: National Cancer Institute, news release, Jan. 7, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists Report Refinements to Brain Surgery
2. Carnegie Mellon study identifies where thoughts of familiar objects occur inside the human brain
3. Language centers revealed, brain surgery refined with new mapping
4. Brain Turns to Positive Thoughts When Faced With Death
5. Brain imaging and genetic studies link thinking patterns to addiction
6. Sleep chemical central to effectiveness of deep brain stimulation
7. Study suggests some brain injuries reduce the likelihood of post-traumatic stress disorder
8. Pharmacyclics Receives Non-Approvable Letter from the FDA for Xcytrin for the Treatment of Lung Cancer Brain Metastases
9. Scientists identify brain abnormalities underlying key element of borderline personality disorder
10. Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets
11. Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... needed. Sublime Beauty® has a fast and easy solution that ... online gift cards can be purchased from from $25 up ... ®. "We offer 100% customer satisfaction and a wide array ... cards have no fees and no expiration dates. , ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 NAPW honors ... Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this ... most recognized networking organization of professional women in the ... Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community ... , Ms. Kreider is passionate and committed to best ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... begins its year-long, professional development programs this month. ... LEAD, which focuses on nurse educators fast-tracked for ... for the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, ... that specialized area of nursing education. , ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Parker & ... absolute best in Arizona home contracting services reports a ... to its quality services in 2014. As a company ... the early 1970s, Parker and Sons is a business ... The company works side-by-side with other top quality companies ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Recently, BambooFlooringChina.com, ... durable strand woven bamboo flooring collection , and launched ... 25%. The promotion is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. ... woven bamboo is the hardest bamboo flooring available today; ... resembling that of traditional teak hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Cheryl A. Kreider, President / CEO of Kreider Health Solutions, LLC, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Announced Its Durable Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2
... 18 ACM, one of the country,s ... Health Plans, Inc. today announced a new ... and pricing precision to medical,pharmacy infusion services ... over a decade, ACM,s e-Precision Claims(SM) technology ...
... the nation,s,leading supplier of replacement medical repair parts ... NEO award. Team NEO recognizes,the exceptional companies providing ... the engines fueling the Cleveland area economy., ... right about Northern Ohio,business," said President & CEO ...
... researchers have found that the region of the brain ... the thoughts of other people who are similar to ... considering those who are different politically, socially, or religiously. ... of the National Academy of Sciences, the study was ...
... A new UC Irvine study finds that lithium chloride, ... the development of inclusion body myositis, a skeletal muscle ... by scientists Frank LaFerla and Masashi Kitazawa, mice genetically ... six months after receiving daily doses of lithium chloride, ...
... ON. New U of T research holds promise ... also serve as a model for future therapies against ... Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto scientists have identified several ... or ExoS). One of these compounds, exosin, significantly inhibited ...
... Providence Hospital,and St. John Hospital and Medical Center ... major teaching hospitals by one of the country,s ... The recognition from Thomson (formally Solucient), recognizes hospitals,that ... Providence and SJH&MC were two of only ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ACM Partners With Tufts Associated Health Plans to Improve the Cost-effective Delivery of Home Infusion Services 2Health News:Introspective experiences inform inferences about similar people -- but not dissimilar 2Health News:Introspective experiences inform inferences about similar people -- but not dissimilar 3Health News:Lithium chloride slows onset of skeletal muscle disorder 2Health News:Lithium chloride slows onset of skeletal muscle disorder 3Health News:Research promising for cystic fibrosis 2Health News:St. John Health Hospitals Honored as Nation's Top 15 Major Teaching Hospitals 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014  Newport Corporation ... Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. has joined the company,s Board ... Executive Officer and a director of Evans Analytical ... testing, evaluation and analytical services to companies in ... Prior to joining Evans Analytical Group, Dr. Kadia ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014 Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, ... multi-product agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. ( ... expect to commercialize several new ANDAs.  Under the terms ... the products exclusively to Breckenridge for the U.S. market, ... its label.  Breckenridge and MSN have agreed to develop ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... marketplace, innovative consumer research and marketing communication tools ... rich and globally competitive – consequently consumers, desires, ... In this environment, market research groups across ... research and marketing communication tools. However, the adoption ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. Joins Board of Directors of Newport Corporation 2Breckenridge Pharmaceutical signs Multi-Product Generic Agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 2Study Uncovers New Tools and Techniques for Understanding Consumer Decision Making 2
... Mass., Sept. 27, 2011 Sensitech Inc., the ... TempTale ® 4 Intrinsically Safe monitor, its first ... and accurately monitor the environmental conditions of industrial, ... and flammable elements.  The introduction of the TempTale ...
... 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Health Resource, Inc. (OTCBB: ... (TCM) products, announced robust quarterly earnings for June 2011. ... million in net income, 443% increase from the second ... $0.02 per share for the first half of 2011. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sensitech Inc. Introduces Temperature and Humidity Monitor for Flammable and Hazardous Environments 2China Health Resource, Inc. Announces Record 2nd Quarter 2011 Results 2China Health Resource, Inc. Announces Record 2nd Quarter 2011 Results 3
... high-power, long-pulse Nd:YAG technology provides practitioners with the ... lesions and perform permanent hair reduction on all ... size feature allows the practitioner to instantly switch ... spot size with a simple twist of the ...
...
...
... is your system. CONMED's family of products ... New, state-of-the art generators feature proprietary Energy ... continuous synchronization of current and voltage in ... enables the system to sample current and ...
Medicine Products: