How virus infection is linked with progress of brain cancer

The cancer-causing virus Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) can infect the neuronal cells and drive various changes in biomolecules.

The EBV virus has been found to be widely present in the human population

It usually does not cause any harm, but the virus gets reactivated inside the body in some unusual conditions like immunological stress or immunocompetence.

This may further lead to various complications like a type of blood cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma, stomach cancer, and multiple sclerosis.

Earlier, studies provided links of EBV involvement in various neurodegenerative diseases

However, how this virus can affect the cells of the brain and manipulate them is still unexplored.

A research team from IIT Indore utilised the Raman microspectroscopy technique to explore the possible impacts of a cancer-causing virus on brain cells.

The technique based on Raman Effect is a simple, cost-effective tool to find sensitive chemical changes in biological samples