Research and Development Health News

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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

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