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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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Canada Doctors Break Brain-Blood Barrier to Treat Tumour with Huge Potential Ahead

It is now common knowledge that brain has no blood stream and no sensors of pain, making it easy to open-brain surgeries but at the same time the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents delivery of crucial therapies to treat brain tumours. However, in a first of its kind, Sunnybrook scientists made history when they used ultrasound to non-invasively breach the blood-brain ...

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Tetanus shot may boost brain cancer survival : Study

Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extends patients’ survival, finds a study. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute found that three of six patients with glioblastoma – a brain tumour with a very poor prognosis – lived years longer than expected after receiving a tetanus shot. The injection was ...

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