July 21, 2021
The Glioblastoma Research Organization celebrates Glioblastoma Awareness Day by launching “Project Nate Roston”, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic. “Project Nate Roston”, formally named “Aging Associated Changes in Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism Facilitate Glioblastoma Initiation and Growth” is a research initiative lead by Christopher Hine, PhD, in the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.
Dr. Hine’s research largely focuses on how diet and aging regulate the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) inside the human body and how changes in hydrogen sulfide production impact health and wellbeing. This colorless gas known for its strong odor of rotten eggs and toxicity at high levels is produced in human cells, where it acts as a gaseous signaling molecule through a protein modification process called sulfhydration. In addition to playing an important role in delaying aging, studies have shown that hydrogen sulfide suppresses tumor growth in a number of different types of cancers, and new evidence suggests it can alter tumor immunity, making it more difficult for tumor cells to thrive.
“Project Nate Roston” honors the life of Nathan Daniel Roston, a kind-hearted father of two, who lost his battle to glioblastoma in January of 2021. Nate was best described as a charismatic and compassionate man, who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enriched the lives of everyone who crossed paths with him, which is why his community joined hands with The Glioblastoma Research Organization to create a lasting impact in his honor. Family members, corporate partners, friends, and so many more donated in honor of Nate, and the Organization is so thankful and proud to launch this innovative project in his name.
In addition to funding cutting-edge research initiatives at prestigious medical institutions, The Glioblastoma Research Organization is best known for establishing a tightly-knit community for glioblastoma patients and their loved ones. With a people-focused approach, The Glioblastoma Research Organization has created a powerful support system that understands and uplifts those who have come in contact, either directly or indirectly, with this devastating disease.
“Project Nate Roston” marks the fourth fully-funded project by the Glioblastoma Research Organization in its 2.5 year lifespan. With your support, The Glioblastoma Research Organization can continue to provide financial support to doctors and researchers around the world, who are working on developing cutting-edge technologies and clinical trials through research, to increase the rate of survival in patients, and find a cure.
The Glioblastoma Research Organization is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization raising awareness and funds for new global, cutting-edge research to find a cure for Glioblastoma.
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