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Team Discovers How Brain Tumors Impact Normally Supportive Cells

News   Apr 06, 2020 | Original story from the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

 
Team Discovers How Brain Tumors Impact Normally Supportive Cells

The same brain cells designed to stop brain damage fail to support healthy neurons when a cancer grows. New research, led by Stefanie Robel and Harald Sontheimer at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, reveals how gliomas alter astrocytes, a cell type that helps protect neurons and is crucial to preventing seizures. Credit: Virginia Tech

 
 
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