Research and Development Health News

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5/29/2014
Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

5/29/2014
Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer

Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

5/27/2014
Researchers Find Gene Behind Albino Dobermans

Changes in same gene cause a form of albinism in people, too

5/22/2014
Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine

Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

5/21/2014
Mouse Study Raises Possibility of New Treatment for Diabetes

Molecule helped insulin last longer, lower blood sugar levels more efficiently, researchers report

5/19/2014
Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

5/19/2014
Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

5/19/2014
Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

5/19/2014
Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds

With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy

5/15/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

5/15/2014
Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers

Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

5/14/2014
Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?

Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

5/13/2014
New Drug May Help Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Beyond Statins

Injectable therapy shows promise in global trial but more study needed, researchers say

5/13/2014
Osteoporosis Drugs' Long-Term Use Needs More Research: FDA

Review of bisphosphonates finds they work but optimum time for use remains unclear

5/13/2014
Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/12/2014
Mild Electrical Zaps to Brain Induce 'Lucid Dreaming' in Study

Research offers insight into line between consciousness, unconsciousness

5/9/2014
Americans More Self-Interested Than Ever, Study Finds

Look at State of the Union addresses since 1790 found egotism rising during 20th century

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/8/2014
One Woman's Cancer Battle Highlights Promise of New Treatment

Melinda Bachini received experimental therapy that used her own immune cells to shrink her tumors

5/7/2014
Scientists Create 1st Living Organism From Artificial DNA

Third, unnatural DNA pair binds to bacterium in research hailed as breakthrough

5/5/2014
Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends

Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

5/5/2014
New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

5/5/2014
Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

5/1/2014
Skin Cells of Infertile Men Turned Into Sperm 'Precursors' in Mouse Study

But whether this approach would work in humans is still unknown

4/30/2014
'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Less invasive procedure destroyed all cancer cells when tumor was 1 centimeter or less

4/30/2014
Stem Cells Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle in Monkeys

Scientists say clinical trials in humans could be ready within 4 years

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/28/2014
Lab Mice Stressed Out By Men, But Not Women, Study Finds

And that could sway scientific findings generally, researchers say

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

4/25/2014
Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say

Finding might boost study of skin conditions, and eliminate testing of drugs and cosmetics on animals

4/24/2014
Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

4/23/2014
Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

Benefit was seen only with enzyme present, but study isn't definitive

4/23/2014
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

4/22/2014
New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers

4/18/2014
Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Researchers compared college students in five nations

4/17/2014
Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

4/17/2014
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

4/17/2014
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

4/16/2014
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

4/16/2014
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

4/16/2014
Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

4/15/2014
Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

4/15/2014
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

4/11/2014
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

4/11/2014
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

4/10/2014
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

4/9/2014
Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study

Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy

4/8/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

4/8/2014
'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics

Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men ability to flex toes, ankles and knees, but it's no cure, researchers report