From Live Science. For more photos, see Live Science Article.
On of the most exciting areas of research regarding the treatment of brain tumors is nanotechnology. The opening sentences to an article called “Improved Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs into Brain” provides a quick overview of this emerging area of research:
“Diseases of the brain are notoriously challenging to treat, in large part because of the difficulty in getting therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (Hopkins CCNE) report they are one step closer to a drug-delivery system flexible enough to overcome some key challenges posed by brain cancer and other maladies affecting the brain.”
To read more, go to Improved Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs into Brain.
Welcome to Brain Tumor Awareness a blog that I have created in connection with my campaigning to increase support, research funding, and overall awareness of brain tumors. It may a while for to get rolling, but I hope you’ll find an occasional bit of information that is worthwhile. In the meantime, I am @TumorWarrior on twitter and have a website devoted to brain tumors at http://bit.ly/L5gyCO.