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Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy

Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone

Hormone Takes the High Out of Weed, Rodent Study Finds

Researchers hope findings will lead to drug to treat marijuana abuse

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

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients

Early study found rise in antioxidant levels after taking inosine

Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage

Study finds link between levels of inflammation and explosive disorder

Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels

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

NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

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

Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies

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

2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

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

Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code

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

Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

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

Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

Faster-Breeding Cockroach Taking Over in Southwestern U.S.

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

Your Contact Lens Might Someday Dispense Eye Drugs

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

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

Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's

Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

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

Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

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

Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

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

135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report

More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

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

Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

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

Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice

Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

Radiation Treatment May Help Rid Body of HIV

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

Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

Colossal Predatory Dinosaur Remains Identified in Utah

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

Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

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

Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats

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

Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

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

Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?

Early study found unexpected side effect after procedure to stop bleeding

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study

Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

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

People With Autism May Recognize Faces in Different Way: Study

Findings may help explain focus on mouth, rather than eyes

Study Sheds Light on How Heart Heals Itself

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

Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

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

Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa

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

When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?

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

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

Delays could keep promising treatments from patients who need them

Needle-Free 'Breathalyzer' for Daily Diabetes Testing Shows Promise

But first, device must undergo clinical studies

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit

Study of experimental treatment shows some success at six months

Baboons Shed Light on Human Brain Evolution

Researchers gain understanding of genetic changes that led to brain folds

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

Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

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

Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?

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

Experimental Hepatitis C Drug May Treat the Untreatable

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

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

New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

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