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02.27.2009

WKYC Talks with Ed and Megan McNamara

WKYC Talks with Ed and Megan McNamara about the Prayers From Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation and the Sunflower Soiree

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02.27.2009

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Fox 19 News talks to the McNamaras about Hope and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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02.23.2009

Fruit Flies Soar As Lab Model, Drug Screen For The Deadliest Of Human Brain Cancers

ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2009) — Fruit flies and humans share most of their genes, including 70 percent of all known human disease genes. Taking advantage of this remarkable evolutionary conservation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies transformed the fruit fly into a laboratory model for an innovative study of gliomas, the most common malignant brain tumors.

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02.19.2009

Cancer Treatment Kills Tumors by 'Cooking'

New Laser Approach Attacks Remote Brain Tumors Once Unreachable With Surgery

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02.19.2009

Newly Discovered Gene Could Be A Prime Target In The Most Lethal Brain Cancer

ScienceDaily- Scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University have discovered mutations in two genes that could become therapeutic targets in malignant glioma, a dangerous class of brain tumors.

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02.18.2009

Engineers Create Intelligent Molecules that Seek and Destroy Diseased Cells

ScienceDaily — Current treatments for diseases like cancer typically destroy nasty malignant cells, while also hammering the healthy ones. Using new advances in synthetic biology, researchers are designing molecules intelligent enough to recognize diseased cells, leaving the healthy cells alone.

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02.18.2009

Mutations lead to deadly brain tumors: study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors have identified two genetic mutations that control the growth and development of malignant gliomas, a particularly deadly and difficult-to-treat type of brain tumor.

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01.14.2009

Nearly A Century Later, New Findings Support Warburg Theory Of Cancer

ScienceDaily — German scientist Otto H. Warburg's theory on the origin of cancer earned him the Nobel Prize in 1931, but the biochemical basis for his theory remained elusive.

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01.13.2009

Gene Therapy Eliminates Brain Tumors Through Selective Recruitment Of Immune Cells

ScienceDaily — Scientists seeking to harness the power of the immune system to eradicate brain tumors face two major hurdles: recruiting key immune cells called dendritic cells into areas of the brain where they are not naturally found and helping them recognize tumor cells as targets for attack.

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