Tag Archives: Brain

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Ana Martin-Villalba and her research team at the German Cancer Research Center followed stem cells along the path to neurons. The scientists analyzed at every step which genes where switched on and which of them were actually turned into new proteins. They expected to find that stem cells would simply switch their stem cell genes… Read More »

Brain boosts, calories burn and 2 other amazing benefits of being in the cold weather

When the winter comes we rarely think about benefits the cold weather can bring to us. We long for summer, nice, warm weather, beaches, ice tea in a wonderful sunset, long days, outdoor fun with friends and family, light, colourful clothes, smiling people… Thinking of winter, there is always an image of us snuggling under… Read More »

New Liquid Biopsy Test Detects Brain Cancer, But It Doesn't Use Blood

Scientists in New York have used a liquid biopsy to detect DNA from brain tumors in spinal fluid samples. Photo credit: Getty Royalty-freeGetty Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York have pioneered a new type of liquid biopsy that might be able to monitor the progression and response to treatment of… Read More »