Research and Development Health News

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

Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone

1/2/2014
Hormone Takes the High Out of Weed, Rodent Study Finds

Researchers hope findings will lead to drug to treat marijuana abuse

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/23/2013
Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients

Early study found rise in antioxidant levels after taking inosine

12/18/2013
Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage

Study finds link between levels of inflammation and explosive disorder

12/17/2013
Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels

But it's not clear what role animals play in its transmission to humans

12/17/2013
NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

The goal: Understanding long-term effects of head injuries and improving diagnosis

12/16/2013
Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies

Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

12/12/2013
Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code

Overlapping language seems to help direct DNA activity in cells, researchers report

12/12/2013
Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

But more research is needed before Sprycel could become part of standard treatment

12/12/2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

12/11/2013
Faster-Breeding Cockroach Taking Over in Southwestern U.S.

Turkestan species sold on Internet to people who buy living insects as food for reptiles

12/9/2013
Your Contact Lens Might Someday Dispense Eye Drugs

Promising results in animal studies show they've delivered glaucoma meds continuously for a month

12/9/2013
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission

12/6/2013
Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's

Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

12/6/2013
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus

12/5/2013
Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

Knowing how they detect skin odor might lead to better repellants, researcher says

12/5/2013
Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge

12/5/2013
135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report

More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

12/4/2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

12/4/2013
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

12/3/2013
Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice

Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

12/3/2013
Radiation Treatment May Help Rid Body of HIV

Early research found it lowered levels of virus to undetectable levels in blood samples from patients

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

12/2/2013
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

11/27/2013
Colossal Predatory Dinosaur Remains Identified in Utah

Discovery boosts evidence that dinosaurs were widely dispersed across the globe 100 million years ago

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/27/2013
Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats

Experiments found when region was shut down, the animals no longer made good choices

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

11/25/2013
Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?

Early study found unexpected side effect after procedure to stop bleeding

11/22/2013
CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study

Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

11/21/2013
Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth

11/20/2013
People With Autism May Recognize Faces in Different Way: Study

Findings may help explain focus on mouth, rather than eyes

11/19/2013
Study Sheds Light on How Heart Heals Itself

Research with mice may someday help people recovering from heart attacks, scientists say

11/18/2013
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

11/18/2013
Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa

In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

11/15/2013
When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?

Research suggests ancient European hunters first bonded with canines, but debate continues

11/13/2013
Most U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Heart Studies Take Years to Get Published: Report

Delays could keep promising treatments from patients who need them

11/13/2013
Needle-Free 'Breathalyzer' for Daily Diabetes Testing Shows Promise

But first, device must undergo clinical studies

11/12/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit

Study of experimental treatment shows some success at six months

11/12/2013
Baboons Shed Light on Human Brain Evolution

Researchers gain understanding of genetic changes that led to brain folds

11/11/2013
No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

11/7/2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

11/6/2013
Scientists Train Monkeys to Move Two Virtual Arms With Their Minds

They say it's the first time a brain-machine combo has coordinated movement of both limbs

11/6/2013
Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?

Study links financial status in youth to biological differences that affect adults' risk of getting sick

11/5/2013
Experimental Hepatitis C Drug May Treat the Untreatable

Combination medication cured nearly all study participants, without serious side effects

11/1/2013
A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia

Man behind the idea of runs to raise money for research recalls his child's battle with blood cancer

11/1/2013
New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

Pimavanserin may have fewer side effects than current therapy, study suggests

10/30/2013
Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study

Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment