Research and Development Health News

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1/19/2015
Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows

Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences

1/16/2015
Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

1/14/2015
Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

1/14/2015
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

1/13/2015
Spending on Medical Research Falls in U.S. While Growing Globally

Asia gains ground, America loses opportunities to cure major diseases, study says

1/13/2015
Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

1/13/2015
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

1/13/2015
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

1/9/2015
Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

1/8/2015
Synthetic Oil May Help Patients With Huntington's Disease

Preliminary research shows improvement in brain response

1/8/2015
Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart?

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

1/7/2015
High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

1/7/2015
New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria

Teixobactin shows promise in early experiments, researchers say

1/6/2015
200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/4/2015
Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

1/1/2015
Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

12/30/2014
1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says

More likely for patients diagnosed as adults

12/29/2014
Stem Cell Therapy for MS Shows Promise

Experimental treatment kills off, then 'resets' the immune system

12/24/2014
Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

Experimental med may help immune system fight elderly related diseases

12/24/2014
Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells

British researchers say they've gotten embryonic stem cells to turn into precursors to reproductive cells

12/18/2014
'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

12/17/2014
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

12/11/2014
Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain?

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

12/11/2014
New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

12/10/2014
Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

12/8/2014
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

12/2/2014
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

12/2/2014
Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows

DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

12/2/2014
Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years

Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

12/2/2014
The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

12/2/2014
A Lasting Legacy of Science

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

12/1/2014
The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

11/26/2014
Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

11/24/2014
Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

11/21/2014
Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

11/20/2014
U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

11/19/2014
'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

11/17/2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

11/17/2014
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

11/17/2014
Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/11/2014
Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

11/7/2014
Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

11/7/2014
World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

11/6/2014
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

11/6/2014
Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

11/5/2014
Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality

First human tests looked at safety

11/4/2014
Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

11/4/2014
Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease