Research and Development Health News

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10/29/2014
Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

10/29/2014
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

10/22/2014
Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

10/20/2014
Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

10/20/2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

10/20/2014
Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

10/13/2014
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

10/9/2014
Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure

In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells

10/9/2014
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

10/8/2014
New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees

Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say

10/7/2014
Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

10/6/2014
Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

10/6/2014
It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

10/2/2014
HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

10/2/2014
Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

10/1/2014
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

10/1/2014
Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

9/29/2014
Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

9/25/2014
Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

9/25/2014
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

9/25/2014
U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

9/23/2014
NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials

These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

9/19/2014
Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

9/18/2014
Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms

9/17/2014
'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

9/17/2014
Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study

New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

9/17/2014
Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

9/17/2014
Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

9/16/2014
Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

9/15/2014
New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

9/12/2014
Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

9/11/2014
Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

9/11/2014
Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma

Scientists now at work on eye drops they hope will one day combat the leading cause of blindness in U.S.

9/9/2014
Reexamined Clinical Trials Can Point to New Conclusions

Scientists should be required to share raw data, researcher says

9/8/2014
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

9/6/2014
Asian Camel Crickets Find a Home in U.S., Study Finds

Spiky-legged invaders won't harm humans, researchers say

9/4/2014
Females Overlooked in Basic Surgical Research, Study Says

Five major journals adopt sex reporting requirements

9/3/2014
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

9/2/2014
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/29/2014
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/27/2014
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

8/27/2014
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

8/26/2014
Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

8/26/2014
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

8/26/2014
When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

8/21/2014
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

8/21/2014
Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say