Posts Tagged "brain cancer"

Nanofibers Help Scientists Study Brain Cancer In The Lab

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cancer and engineering scientists at The Ohio State University are collaborating to create molecule-sized nanofibers to mimic the structure of white matter in the brain. By combining nanotechnology with a medically-approved polymer, researchers are able to study the invasive behavior of tumor cells. The nanofibers are used to produce a more natural, three-dimensional environment for studying cancer cells outside the brain, and for testing potential drugs to treat this deadly disease. Malignant brain tumor cells often migrate into surrounding healthy brain tissue, making...

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State Testing Well Water After Florida Community Reports Unusually High Number of Brain Cancer Cases

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 in Cancer

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 THE ACREAGE, Fla. – State experts will be drawing water samples from wells in a central Palm Beach County community where residents have complained about an unusually high number of brain cancer cases. Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection were set to take their first samples on Tuesday in The Acreage. The state Department of Health and the county also are investigating the potential cancer cluster. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson met with residents last month to discuss concerns with about 20 families from the area. He said he has asked the...

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