'Gateway' Gene Discovered For Brain Cancer

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:00 AM EST

... Researchers have discovered that the same genetic regulator that triggers growth of stem cells during brain development also plays a central role in the development of the lethal brain cancer malignant glioma. In experiments on mice with such gliomas, they showed that knocking out the function of a particular regulatory protein, Olig2, almost completely eliminated tumor formation. [click link for full article] ...