Research and Development Health News

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5/26/2015
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

5/26/2015
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

5/26/2015
Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

5/22/2015
Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

5/21/2015
Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

5/21/2015
Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

5/19/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

5/18/2015
Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

5/15/2015
Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

5/15/2015
World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

5/14/2015
Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

5/14/2015
Many Animals Armed With Built-In Sun Block: Study

Clues sought for better solar-protection products for people

5/13/2015
'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

5/13/2015
Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

5/13/2015
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

5/12/2015
How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain

Scientists say they have the answer, possibly paving way for treatments

5/8/2015
Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

5/7/2015
Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

5/7/2015
J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications

5/5/2015
Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

5/5/2015
'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

5/1/2015
Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

4/30/2015
Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

4/29/2015
Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

4/29/2015
3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

4/29/2015
Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

4/28/2015
Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/28/2015
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

4/22/2015
Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

4/22/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder

People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

4/21/2015
Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

4/21/2015
Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

4/20/2015
Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

4/17/2015
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

4/15/2015
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

4/15/2015
Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack

Space forms between joints, causing popping sound, scans reveal

4/15/2015
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

4/14/2015
Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/14/2015
Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/13/2015
Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says

But more questions than answers exist at this point

4/11/2015
Sea Creatures Getting Bigger Over Time

Study finds average size of marine animals has increased by 150-fold in last 500 million years

4/10/2015
Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

But both trials were small and more research is needed

4/9/2015
Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer

Multiple gene mutations identified that could be targets for treatment

4/8/2015
18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe

Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

4/8/2015
Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

4/8/2015
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study

Ancient hunter-gatherers may have equated running skills with reproductive potential