Temple researchers find tumor source
Temple researchers have recently discovered there may be a connection between common viruses and childhood brain tumors.
Kamel Khalili, Ph.D, Luis Del Valle, M.D., and a group of co-investigators from the Center for Neurovirology and Cancer Biology are being credited with the discovery.
Researchers discovered traces of a specific virus, called the JC Virus (JVC), in samples of pediatric brain tumors.
They believe these viral components may lead to tumor growth.
According to Khalili, the lead researcher and director of the center, the virus can infect nearly 70 percent of the world’s childhood population. He said that certain tumors contain the genome of the JC Virus.
Scientists are still unclear how tumors develop and these researchers hope the discovery will lead to preventive vaccines.
Ambler landscapers to host lectures, workshops and tours
Temple University Ambler’s Landscape Architecture program wants to start a revolution,
An architectural revolution.
And they will start this weekend with LAbash 2002, a weekend full of lectures, workshops and tours that will bring together hundreds of landscape architecture students from across the country.
The event, titled “Revolution,” will be held from Thursday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 3 at the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square.
The goal of LAbash, according to organizers, is to discuss cutting-edge issues in the field of landscape architecture.
According to Madeline Cantu, a senior who is coordinating the conference, 300 to 400 students will take part in the event and will include 30 speakers involved in lectures, panel discussions, design workshops and tours.
The event will begin with an opening ceremony on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.