Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dog genes give insight into human brain tumors

This article is about how there might be a way to figure out more about a Glioma (brain tumor) by looking at breeds of dogs that can also be affected by the same tumors. Through the research time and energy, a possible common link between humans, dogs, and Gliomas are three genes. These three specific genes are CAMKK2, P2RX7, and DENR. With each of these having a different purpose including growth and arrangement of neurons, cell death and inflammation, and being associated with several other cancers. I believe this is a step in the right direction and it's clear that this is not going to be the end of the research.



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