Research and Development Health News

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12/15/2015
Industry Paying for Growing Percentage of Medical Trials

Analysis finds studies paid for by private sector increasing, while U.S.-sponsored trials decline

12/15/2015
Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Deadly Brain Cancer

Study found using it alongside follow-up chemo prolonged survival by about five months

12/10/2015
Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

12/9/2015
First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

12/8/2015
Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

Three different approaches in development

12/8/2015
New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial

More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

12/4/2015
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Treat Cocaine Addiction

Cravings and use decreased in pilot study

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

12/2/2015
Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

12/1/2015
Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

12/1/2015
Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

12/1/2015
Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

11/30/2015
Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

Cartilage between knee, ankle and foot joints has ability to regenerate, study suggests

11/25/2015
New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

Trial finds that immune-based therapy is safe; further trial on effectiveness is planned

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/23/2015
Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

11/19/2015
Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/19/2015
Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

11/18/2015
More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

11/18/2015
Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

11/18/2015
New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

11/17/2015
Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate

Researchers focus on area near the front of the brain

11/16/2015
High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

Digital specs were programmed to block vision in good eye every 30 seconds

11/15/2015
Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: Study

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

11/13/2015
First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

11/9/2015
Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

11/6/2015
Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

11/5/2015
Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

11/5/2015
Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

11/5/2015
'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

Early results from overseas trial suggest an approach that's easy to swallow

11/2/2015
Gene Therapy in Dogs Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers' end goal is a treatment for humans

10/29/2015
Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes

For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture

10/29/2015
Media Often Overplays Cancer Drug Research, Study Finds

Hype irresponsibly raises hopes of desperate patients, experts say

10/28/2015
Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder

Key brain cell differences could play a role in lithium's effectiveness, researchers say

10/28/2015
New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

10/22/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

10/22/2015
Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought

DNA evidence suggests deadly germ was around 4,800 years ago

10/20/2015
Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

10/19/2015
Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

10/16/2015
Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

Findings raise possibility of testing, early treatment, researchers say

10/15/2015
Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics

But many steps remain before this technology might be available for human use

10/8/2015
Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

Scientists say they can help predict which personnel may need intensive intervention

10/8/2015
Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

10/7/2015
New MS Drug Yields Mixed Results in Study

Relapse rates with daclizumab were lower than with a standard therapy, but side effects were greater

10/7/2015
Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

10/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

10/2/2015
Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease