Promising drug target identified in medulloblastoma

Scientists have identified a protein critical to both the normal development of the brain and, in many cases, the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children younger than 10 years. As reported in Developmental Cell (2015; doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.01.033), when the researchers cut the level of the protein, called Eya1, in half in…

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