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Lab-grown brain tumor organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how to best treat it, according to a new study. “While we’ve made important strides in glioblastoma research, preclinical and clinical challenges persist, keeping us from getting closer to more effective… Read more

Researchers have pinpointed 14 molecules in blood independently associated with dying from any cause. A score based on the molecules was able to predict risk of death over a 5- or 10-year period. The finding is especially astonishing, “given that it is only based on 14 metabolic markers in blood measured at a single point… Read more

A combination of prebiotics, such as dietary fibre, and probiotics, i.e. specific beneficial bacteria, reduces the expression of pro-carcinogenic and drug resistance genes, new research indicates. The combination, found by a team of scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) at the University of Luxembourg, leads… Read more

How head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders is detailed in a new study from biologists at UCLA. The scientists provide the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also proposes gene candidates for treating brain diseases associated… Read more

Evie Walker sits on Alison’s lap, playing a game she never grows tired of: turning her mum’s hand over and over, stroking and examining it. When she takes a break and looks around, it is with the open-mouthed look of curiosity and awe that you see in many infants. Evie’s vocabulary currently consists of a… Read more