The new method will help to cope with an aggressive brain tumor

Found effective treatment of glioblastoma. This tumor is the most common among brain tumors, and the malignant. The results of research scientists from Children's hospital of Cincinnati reports Science World Report.

In experimental work deals with the suppression of the activity of Olig2 gene. This structure is responsible for protein formation necessary for tumor growth. Blocking the gene, the study showed, stops tumor growth, or does not give it form.

Scientists suggest that the developed method will help with other brain tumors, for example, in diffuse of tumor stem cells. It is proved that this tumor is growing on the background of increased activity of the gene Olig2. Affecting a gene, it is possible to achieve stopping of the growth of education, and then the case for conventional methods of treatment.

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