Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 14, 2001
Research detects mechanism that appears to enable deadly brain tumors to progress, develop blood supplies to fuel their growth, and invade neighboring healthy tissues
Using a technique called 'gene array' that allows them to analyze thousands of genes in one experiment, scientists at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have identified a new mechanism that may be a critical step in the development of a type of malignant brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) that has historically been virtually impervious to treatment.

Children lead the way when it comes to asthma management
The lessons learned in a school program that teaches elementary school children to manage their asthma appear to rub off on their parents, even when the parents are not directly involved with the program.

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