Research and Development Health News

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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

4/8/2015
Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment

Lab tests suggest over-the-counter antihistamine could offer alternative to pricey new drugs

4/2/2015
Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility

4/2/2015
High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products

Whether or not those residues are harmful is still not known, experts say

3/31/2015
Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle

3/31/2015
Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

Discovery could lead to more targeted ways to keep offensive smell at bay

3/30/2015
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

3/30/2015
Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug

3/25/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

3/24/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss

3/23/2015
Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

3/23/2015
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom

The mammals are immune to snakes' poisons, pointing to better antidotes for people

3/18/2015
New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

3/18/2015
Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

3/16/2015
Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

3/13/2015
Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea

More than 16 million Americans have incurable skin condition

3/12/2015
Are Liberals Happier Than Conservatives?

New study suggests that may be true, but it all depends on how you define and measure happiness, researchers say

3/12/2015
Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

3/11/2015
Most Clinical Trial Results Not Reported on Time to Government

Delays in filing findings on new treatments mean patients aren't informed, researcher says

3/11/2015
Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

3/10/2015
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

3/9/2015
British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

3/6/2015
Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

3/5/2015
Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

3/5/2015
Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent

Molecule found in tree leaves helped female mice shed weight, but had no effect on males

2/26/2015
Rise in Use of Animals for Research

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs

2/24/2015
Women's Heart Disease Needs More Attention, Doctors Say

Additional research on gender differences urged

2/20/2015
Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows

Researchers suspect humans have a similar system to guard hearing

2/19/2015
Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds

These fast-replicating strains appear to result in quicker progression

2/18/2015
Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse

Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

2/18/2015
First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease

Epigenomes involve processes that switch DNA on or off, for good or ill

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/12/2015
Smile! Your Dog Is Watching

Canines can discern difference between happy and angry expressions, study contends

2/12/2015
Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want

People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

2/10/2015
Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

2/5/2015
2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

2/4/2015
E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

2/4/2015
Device Aims to Deliver Cancer-Killing Drugs Directly to Pancreas

Early trial consistently shrunk tumors in mice, but some experts question the potential use for humans

2/3/2015
Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

2/2/2015
Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests

Weakened germ injected into tumor killed malignant cells, researchers report

1/30/2015
Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

1/30/2015
Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

1/29/2015
Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win

Athletes who are late risers perform better in the evening, study suggests

1/29/2015
Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

1/28/2015
Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

1/27/2015
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/23/2015
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

1/22/2015
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

1/20/2015
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says