Research and Development Health News

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8/16/2017
Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

8/14/2017
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

8/14/2017
Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

8/8/2017
Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull

Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

8/4/2017
Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's

Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

8/3/2017
Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study

'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

8/2/2017
Scientists Gain Insight Into Allergies

Screening for certain immune cells might help doctors assess reactions to treatment, researchers say

8/2/2017
Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

8/1/2017
Protein Deposits Seem to Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Injections in mice led to symptoms of the disease, researchers report

7/31/2017
Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggests

7/28/2017
Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

7/26/2017
Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

7/24/2017
Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

7/21/2017
Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine

Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests

7/19/2017
'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost

State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

7/19/2017
Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

7/14/2017
New Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Immune Cells to Behave

'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

6/30/2017
Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Make Some Insulin

Surprising finding hints at potential future therapy

6/29/2017
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses

Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections

6/29/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

6/28/2017
Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine

6/15/2017
Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk

Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

6/14/2017
Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?

Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

6/13/2017
For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar

New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

6/9/2017
New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine

Doctors now rely on medications approved for other purposes

6/8/2017
It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients

Venom from one slithery serpent might be source of a better blood thinner, early research suggests

6/6/2017
Why Teen Mental Ability Surges While Brain Shrinks

Researchers say they may have answer to an enduring anatomy riddle

6/6/2017
Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years

Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

6/5/2017
Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

Researchers attempt to turn immune cells into unerring killers of multiple myeloma cells

5/31/2017
Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History

Foreign conquest didn't have big impact on genetics of ancient or modern Egyptians, study finds

5/30/2017
Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'

New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

5/26/2017
Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

5/25/2017
Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

5/25/2017
New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene

Two trials show promise for non-statin approach to heart health

5/24/2017
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable

5/22/2017
Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

5/19/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Cancers Is 'Rare'

Little-known malignancies harder to diagnose and treat, study says

5/18/2017
Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

5/18/2017
Another Step Toward Ebola Protection

Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

5/17/2017
Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones

Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

5/4/2017
Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects

Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

4/27/2017
Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Intestinal bacteria yield clues to the mysterious ailment, researchers say

4/26/2017
Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

4/25/2017
Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

4/24/2017
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

4/20/2017
Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

First step was to test its safety in small trial of 6 people

4/20/2017
When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way

These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say