What's up, brain-havers!? Feeling a little less-than-fresh? Maybe a slight headache? Something not quite right up in the dome? Well, you could be dehydrated. That's probably it. Did you drink any water today? You know I told you youShow More Summary
Image: The New England Journal of Medicine Doctors have removed teeth from the brain of a 4-month-old infant. In what is believed to be the first in medical history, the teeth are formed as a result of a rare type of brain tumor. "It's not every day you see teeth in any type of tumor in the brain," Dr. Show More Summary
New research from Memorial Sloan Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain. Published in the journal Cell, the study found that tumor cells that reach the...Show More Summary
Last month, I turned 18. Every friend and member of my family was there to celebrate this milestone with me except one person: my father. He died six years ago, from an extremely malignant form of cancer -- a brain tumor that spreads...Show More Summary
A newly-born baby has survived a surgery needed for a rare brain tumor that contained human teeth. The tumor with teeth had formed in the middle of the brain of a 4-month-old from Maryland, according to reports. Doctors felt that the child’s head was abnormally large for his age, and a brain scan revealed a […]
Babies born with teeth is a rare but known phenomenon, but a baby in Maryland stunned his parents and doctors when they found teeth inside the four-month-old’s brain! Believed to be the first person to have the rare tumor, doctors believe the incident can shed new light on the kind of tumors that can occur […]
Clicky to Embiggen… Comic book art legend Stan Sakai and his family are currently struggling to deal with the costs and challenges related to the health of his wife Sharon, who is fighting a brain tumor and needs constant medical care. The Comic Art Professionals Society (CAPS), a Southern California sister organization of the NCS, […]
Sometimes, when biology goes squirrely, it really goes squirrely. Case in point, a bizarre medical case in which a 4-month-old infant in Maryland was found to have several fully formed teeth embedded within a brain tumor. Warning: Graphic image to follow. Read more...
NEW YORK, NY, February 27, 2014 — New research from Memorial Sloan Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain. Published in the February 27 issue of Cell,...Show More Summary
A quick online search of Aspartame will provide you with numerous opinions about this artificial sweetener. Some claim it causes things like cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, lupus, memory problems and brain tumors. Just about every governmental organization in the world, regulating food products, have deemed it safe for human consumption. Show More Summary
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers.The experimental...Show More Summary
I am a maternal fetal medicine specialist; simply put, I take care of pregnant women with high-risk complications like HIV, diabetes, brain tumors and fetal anomalies. I have had the fortunate opportunity to ply my craft in both affluent...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 24, 2014) – Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. read more
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at...Show More Summary
The UNM Cancer Center can now add stereotactic radiosurgery to its growing list of treatment options. This non-invasive outpatient procedure kills tumor cells in the brain in a single treatment. For people with brain tumors or whose cancer has spread to the brain, this treatment option can help to preserve their strength and health.
Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient's brain. This is the first time that this FDA-approved laser-based treatment has been performed in California.
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma and evidence that the alteration drives tumor development. Show More Summary
A Washington State high school student battling an aggressive brain tumor got the surprise of his life when a Seattle Seahawks player fresh off a Super Bowl victory made a special visit to his high school. Doug Bailey, a Seahawks wide receiver, snuck in a...
The trials and tribulations of online dating with a brain tumor. Read more