Recent News: Neuroscience & Neuro-Oncology

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In The Lab

Starving Cancer Stem Cells Could Be the Trick to Treating Glioblastoma, Study Finds

MSK researchers have identified a compound that kills glioblastoma cells using a mechanism that’s completely different from earlier treatments.

Enhanced MRI of a glioblastoma

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells

In the Lab

Genetic “Kill Switch” Could Make Cell Therapies Safer

Researchers have engineered a gene into therapeutic cells that allows them to turn off tumor growth if some of the cells become cancerous.

Pictured: Experimental Brain Tumor

In the Lab

Holding On and Hiding Out: How Cancer Cells Spread to the Brain and Thrive

Researchers have gained new understanding of how tumors metastasize by studying the behavior of exceptional breast and lung cancer cells that are capable of entering the brain and surviving there.

Pictured: Cancer cell on blood vessel

In the Lab

Researchers Fast-Forward Stem Cell Aging to Study Degenerative Diseases

A team of Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists has come up with an approach to make stem-cell-derived neurons rapidly age in a cell culture dish. The breakthrough could transform research into Parkinson’s and other late-onset diseases.

Pictured: Stem cell-derived nerve cells exposed to progerin

In the Lab

Immune Cells in the Brain Could be Enlisted to Fight Glioblastoma

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers say a drug that acts on noncancerous, tumor-infiltrating cells might provide a new treatment option for the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.

Mouse glioblastoma tumor with phagocytic macrophages

In the Lab

Researchers Identify Key Element of Nerve Cell Development

Researchers have clarified the process by which developing nerve cells are directed to specialize into distinct parts.

Pictured: Neurons

Q&A

Developmental Biologist Lorenz Studer Comments on the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Methods to generate stem cells have given scientists new ways to study some diseases and identify potential drugs, and could one day be used to rebuild diseased or damaged tissues in patients.

Pictured: Lorenz Studer

In the Lab

Findings Could Lead to the Development of a New Painkiller

Scientists have generated a compound that could potentially be used to create a new type of pain medication that may prevent the side effects of currently available painkillers.

Pictured: Structural formula of IBNtxA