Research and Development Health News

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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

11/3/2014
Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

10/31/2014
Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

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