Research and Development Health News

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8/13/2014
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study

Gel filled with immunosuppressant injected at transplant site, and only activates drug when needed

8/13/2014
Sperm's Anti-Germ 'Shield' Might Play Role in Fertility

Boosting levels of key protein could make a difference for some men, researchers suggest

8/13/2014
8/12/2014
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made

Rat study may shed light on Alzheimer's in humans, scientists say

8/12/2014
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

8/11/2014
Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

8/11/2014
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

8/7/2014
Scientists Inch Closer Toward Using Stem Cells for Spinal Injuries

New nerve fibers developed in lab animals from human skin

8/7/2014
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

8/1/2014
'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

7/31/2014
Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

7/25/2014
Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

7/23/2014
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

7/22/2014
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest

7/21/2014
Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV's Ability to Hide

Viral 'reservoir' in body develops earlier than thought, thwarting attempts at cure, scientists say

7/21/2014
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

Findings could one day help meet increasing global demand for blood transfusions, researchers say

7/17/2014
Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid

Factors such as worrying, low self-esteem and anxiety can contribute to the condition, study says

7/16/2014
Protein Temporarily Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice

Scientists report that injection lowered blood sugar levels, improved insulin insensitivity

7/16/2014
Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts

Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say

7/16/2014
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

7/14/2014
Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

7/11/2014
Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics

But device is still a long way from use by people

7/11/2014
Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says

Treatment looked promising in small trial

7/11/2014
Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

7/10/2014
Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes

DNA seems more important than upbringing or gender when it comes to intelligence, study found

7/10/2014
New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials

Dupilumab eased severity of itching, lesions for those suffering chronic cases of skin disease

7/9/2014
Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism

Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

7/7/2014
Scientists Identify Remains of Largest Bird Ever Found on Planet

Pelagornis sandersi had wingspan of almost 24 feet, lived after dinosaurs and before man

7/3/2014
Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain

MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

7/2/2014
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Human Corneas in Mice

New method of gathering rare limbal stem cells may help those with vision damage, researchers say

7/2/2014
New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

7/1/2014
Liver Cancer Drug Fails to Live Up to Early Promise

Everolimus didn't improve survival for people with advanced liver disease, study finds

7/1/2014
Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients

Technique avoids ill effects related to long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, study says

6/30/2014
Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

Early study in mouse and human cells shows promise, but more research is needed

6/19/2014
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

6/18/2014
Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart

Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

6/18/2014
Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study

After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

6/18/2014
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

6/17/2014
Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection

Goal is an easier delivery method for treating C. difficile

6/17/2014
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

6/16/2014
Scientists Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Finding might lead one day to new ways to treat humans with blood sugar disease, researchers say

6/13/2014
Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences

Findings suggest diet might someday play preventive role, researchers say

6/12/2014
Paralyzed Person to Kick Off World Cup

Robotic 'suit' with artificial skin will put person's intention to kick the ball into motion, researchers explain

6/11/2014
Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect

6/10/2014
Human Stem Cells Used to Create Light-Sensitive Eye Cells

Researchers hope findings could eventually lead to eye-cell transplants that could stop or reverse blindness

6/9/2014
New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers

Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

6/9/2014
Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?

New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

6/4/2014
Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

6/4/2014
Study Links Pot Use With Poor Sleep

It's possible that insomnia leads some people to turn to marijuana, study authors say

6/3/2014
Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age