Self-organizing structures grown from small samples of fetal brain tissue provide a new model for studying brain development and diseases. Continue reading Brain-like structures grown from fetal tissue offer insights into neural development
Cancers have long been known to adapt to their particular environment. Multiple new studies show brain cancers tapping into brain activity with neuron-like connections and how this can inform treatment Continue reading Glioma cancer cells are listening in on brain activity
Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly brain cancers because it is nearly impossible to destroy the cause of the cancer: cancerous stem cells. However, scientists are using Zika’s preference for stem cells to target and eliminate the cancerous stem cells in adults. The preliminary study shows the viability of this method, but more thorough research and a PR campaign may be necessary before Zika treatments for brain cancer can become standard protocol. Continue reading Could Zika become a treatment for brain cancer?