Research and Development Health News

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4/28/2015
Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/28/2015
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

4/22/2015
Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

4/22/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder

People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

4/21/2015
Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

4/21/2015
Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

4/20/2015
Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

4/17/2015
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

4/15/2015
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

4/15/2015
Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack

Space forms between joints, causing popping sound, scans reveal

4/15/2015
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

4/14/2015
Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/14/2015
Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/13/2015
Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says

But more questions than answers exist at this point

4/11/2015
Sea Creatures Getting Bigger Over Time

Study finds average size of marine animals has increased by 150-fold in last 500 million years

4/10/2015
Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

But both trials were small and more research is needed

4/9/2015
Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer

Multiple gene mutations identified that could be targets for treatment

4/8/2015
18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe

Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

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