Research and Development Health News

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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

4/20/2017
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

4/19/2017
Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?

In study, mice regained memory skills after transfusion of human umbilical cord blood

4/19/2017
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

4/18/2017
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

4/17/2017
Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

4/14/2017
Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study

Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

4/13/2017
Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

4/4/2017
Global Warming Could Raise Temps to Levels Not Seen for 420M Years: Study

Warns of dire consequences if greenhouse gases are not controlled

4/4/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

3/30/2017
This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

3/29/2017
'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

3/23/2017
New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study

Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

3/23/2017
Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

3/23/2017
Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

3/22/2017
Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

3/20/2017
Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

3/8/2017
Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

3/1/2017
Scientists Spot Signs That Predict Worsening Multiple Sclerosis

Fatigue, limited leg function tied to progressive disease in study

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/27/2017
Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

2/23/2017
How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

2/20/2017
Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

2/8/2017
Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

2/7/2017
A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?

Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

2/3/2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

2/2/2017
Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

2/1/2017
Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/30/2017
Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/19/2017
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

1/18/2017
Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts

But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

1/17/2017
Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

1/12/2017
U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

1/9/2017
Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?

Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities