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Brain Tumor Research News

Researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, injected Zika virus into live mice and cerebral organoids, brain-like organs created in vitro from stem cells. This prevented further growth of the tumors and reduced them in size. A series of injections destroyed the cancer without causing neurological damage or injuring other organs.

Special news came out of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Thursday. Researchers at the school have successfully identified a potential future treatment for patients with a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Patients usually only live for 15 months following their diagnosis. Researchers said in many patients, that’s because the cancer resists chemotherapy treatments. But they have identified two proteins, when paired with an existing chemotherapy treatment, that overcome that resistance.

A new approach to brain tumor treatment using photodynamic therapy (PDT) with nanotechnology has been explored in a review published in the journal Biomedicines. Unlike radiotherapy and surgical resection, PDT can treat micro-invasive areas and protect critical brain tissue with a high probability of success.

Benefits Of Cannabis: CBD Shrinks Size Of Brain Tumor Glioblastoma In Experimental Model
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant compounds in cannabis. It is being touted as a treatment for numerous condition. Researchers find positive results in brain tumour treatment as well.

In the central nervous system, microglial cells play critical roles in development, aging, brain homeostasis, and pathology. Recent studies have shown variation in the gene-expression profile and phenotype of microglia across brain regions and between different age and disease states. But the molecular mechanisms that contribute to these transcriptomic changes in the human brain are not well understood. Now, a new study targets the methylation profile of microglia from human brain.

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are providing some hope to those suffering from brain tumors through its new study that revealed that inhaled CBD shrinks the size of glioblastoma tumors in an animal model.

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