Research and Development Health News

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2/25/2014
Tarantula Venom Has Painkiller Potential: Study

Spider toxins could be used to develop safe, effective medicines, researchers say

2/25/2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

2/25/2014
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/25/2014
Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows

2/24/2014
Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

2/21/2014
Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start

Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

2/21/2014
Monkey Research Shows How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help the Brain

Scientists found it boosted development of complex networks involved in thinking

2/20/2014
Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say

2/20/2014
When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

MRI scans showed high activity in brain areas that usually interpret sentence structure

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/18/2014
Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity: Study

Stroke patients, others who must relearn motor skills might benefit from findings, researchers say

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/17/2014
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/17/2014
Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

2/15/2014
Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

2/13/2014
Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

2/12/2014
Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/10/2014
Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease

2/7/2014
Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels

The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

2/6/2014
Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice

If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say

2/5/2014
Early Promise for a Blood Thinner Without the Bleeding Risk

Animal study suggests an antibody might provide safer protection against clots

2/5/2014
Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power

Lab study found it also left healthy cells unharmed, but experts say more research needed

2/5/2014
Amputee 'Feels' Objects With Prosthetic Hand

Computer-assisted technology provides his first sense of touch in almost 10 years

2/5/2014
Shivering, Like Exercise, May Help Boost Weight Loss

When you shiver, your body converts white fat to healthier brown fat, study finds

2/4/2014
Groundbreaking Partnership Formed to Develop New Treatments

NIH working with drug companies and nonprofits to tackle Alzheimer's, diabetes, autoimmune diseases

2/3/2014
Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study

Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

2/3/2014
Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

1/29/2014
Neanderthal DNA Influences Modern Humans: Study

Seems to play a role in conditions like diabetes, Crohn's disease, as well as behaviors such as smoking, researchers say

1/28/2014
Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Researchers based 3-D model on man who lived 55 years with condition

1/24/2014
Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say

Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

1/23/2014
Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat

Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find

1/23/2014
Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat

Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

1/22/2014
Dissolving 'Scaffolds' Could Help Treat Leg Artery Disease

But more research is needed before they can replace stents

1/21/2014
Design Flaws Plague Many Animal-Based Drug Studies, Researchers Say

They include poorly organized trials and no follow-up on side effects from the medicines tested

1/21/2014
Implanted Devices Might Someday Run on Energy From Nearby Organs

Animal study finds way to harness power from internal motions

1/21/2014
FDA Approval Process Comes Under Scrutiny in Studies

Drugs face inconsistent standards, heart device upgrades may not undergo clinical trials, researchers say

1/20/2014
Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests

But whether MS patients should take supplements is subject of debate

1/16/2014
Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

In experiment, people did better on subtle tests of ability to distinguish touches on skin

1/16/2014
Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

1/15/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes Treatment

But larger, longer trials are needed, experts say

1/15/2014
Both Sides of Brain Involved in Speech, Study Finds

Discovery might lead to new treatments for stroke victims or those with brain injuries, researchers say

1/14/2014
Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer

Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

1/13/2014
Humans, Other Primates Burn Fewer Calories Than Other Mammals

Finding could shed light on metabolism and longevity, researchers say

1/9/2014
New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1/9/2014
Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction

Research suggests circulatory system influences diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

1/9/2014
Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

1/8/2014
Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy

1/2/2014
Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone