Microbubbles and focused ultrasound cure tumours in mice

Illustration: Ultrasound applied to tumors after injecting clusters of microbubbles/microdroplets causes giant oscillating bubbles.

Blogger: Catharina de Lange Davies, professor Department of Physics, NTNU A prerequisite for successful chemotherapy is that the drugs reach its target, and that damage to healthy tissue is limited. However, when drugs are injected into the blood, less than 1% of the drugs accumulate in tumours. Microbubbles combined with…



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Can the growth rate of brain tumours help predict survival?

MRI images of glioma segmentation

Bloggers: Anne Line Stensjøen, PhD Candidate, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), and Asta Håberg, Professor and Centre Director, Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) Glioblastomas are tumours that originate from brain tissue. It is both the most common and most aggressive type of brain tumour. The median survival…



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If van Gogh was a pathologist…

A false-colour image of a human breast cancer tissue. Image: Eugene Kim

Blogger: Eugene Kim, Post Doctor MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging       This image won the prize for Best Scientific Image at the 8th International PhD Conference in Medical Imaging 2016: Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s signature bold, sweeping brush strokes, this contemporary piece evokes…



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Fusion makes a difference – also in the prostate!

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Bloggers:  Ailin Falkmo Hansen (PhD candidate) and May-Britt Tessem (Research Scientist), MR Cancer group   Movember is around with a “trøndersk” spirit on Facebook, Instagram, and the city is filled with mustaches in different shapes and varieties. The goal is increased awareness of men’s health and prostate cancer – a disease we in the…



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How to outsmart a prostate cancer cell

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Blogger: Siver Moestue, Associate Professor MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging, NTNU     Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to deal with – partly because they have the ability to dodge the bullets we aim at them. They are inherently resistant to a lot of hostile conditions…



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A different ballgame outside the cell

exosomes

Blogger: Jimita Toraskar, Ph.D candidate at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and a participant in Researchers Grand Prix 2016 and Tonje Strømmen Steigedal, researcher at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine.     If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of hundred…



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A new cure for breast cancer?

Zebra fish

Bloggers: Trygve Andreassen, Senior engineer, and Siver Moestue, Associate professor, The MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging     Scientists all over the world are strenuously pursuing new ways of killing cancer cells. They look for so called “drug targets” – proteins the cancer cells need for rapid and uncontrolled…



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