Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small structures containing genetic materials. These EVs, often many hundreds in number, are released by glioma cells into the blood and fluids surrounding the brain. The general consensus is that EVs contain gene products including proteins, RNA and DNA. As these products originate from tumour, they can be harvested to provide systems that mirror glioma development and progression. Nadia Atai’s objective is to study the role of EVs in human blood and other fluids; to identify these EVs and to measure them in order to develop a non-invasive biomarker for the detection of glioma.
N. Atai, Extracellular Vesicles for Clinical Diagnostics of Nervous System Diseases.
Prof. C.J.F. van Noorden
Prof. X.O. Breakefield (Harvard University)
Dr F.H. Hochberg (Harvard University)
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