Research and Development Health News

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10/30/2013
Scientists 'Silence' Aggressive Brain Cancer Gene in Mice

'Nanotechnology' helped create drug to target deadly glioblastoma in study

10/28/2013
Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes

Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection

10/28/2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

10/28/2013
New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered

Scientists say the finding could double the number of targets for treatment

10/24/2013
What Puts That Individual Stamp on Your Face?

Scientists identify specific gene enhancers in their work with mice

10/23/2013
Removable 'Gut Sleeve' Might Become a Future Weight-Loss Tool

Study of experimental procedure showed promise in rats

10/23/2013
Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

10/23/2013
First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report

Five years after surgery, recipient enjoys normal life, researchers say

10/21/2013
'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others

Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

10/21/2013
Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

But experts note the findings are preliminary, don't amount to cure for baldness yet

10/21/2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

10/17/2013
Sleep May Be Brain's 'Cleaning' Time, Mouse Study Suggests

Is waste-removal system at work during slumber?

10/17/2013
Scientists Rewrite Germ's Genetic Code

Aim is to redesign natural biological systems for useful purposes

10/16/2013
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People

Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say

10/16/2013
Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds

Check for early stage lung and prostate malignancies isn't 'perfect', but could prove useful, clinicians say

10/15/2013
Variant of Club Drug 'K' Might Have New Life as Antidepressant

But more research is needed on safety, long-term effectiveness and side effects, researchers say

10/10/2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells

Finding indicates these cells could possibly be replenished, researchers say

10/9/2013
Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

Study appears to refute theory of blocked neck veins as cause of multiple sclerosis

10/8/2013
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Latest trial of candidate shot shows big drop in cases for kids; drug company hopes to market by 2015

10/8/2013
Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say

Increase in healthy years would save $7.1 trillion over five decades, study claims

10/7/2013
Einstein's Brain More 'Connected' Than Other Folks', Study Reveals

Right, left halves of his brain found to have wider network of nerve fibers crossing between them

10/4/2013
Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells

New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

10/3/2013
New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Early Promise

If proven safe, effective in larger studies, ALN-PCS might someday be used with or instead of statins, researchers say

10/2/2013
Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus

Contaminated lab glassware caused confusion, researchers say

10/1/2013
Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests

Trial under way on patients with pancreatic cancer

9/30/2013
FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer

Perjeta, which seems to shrink early-stage tumors, can now be used before surgery

9/27/2013
Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

Little-used depression drug shows early promise in lab, mice studies

9/27/2013
Stem Cells From Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery

Early study found 'enriched' transplants from liposuction appeared to last longer

9/25/2013
New Robotic Leg Gets Closer to the Real Thing, Study Says

State-of-the-art prosthesis relies on user's nerve signals

9/25/2013
Obesity Researchers Identify 'Good Fat' in Mice

It's hoped this might lead to personalized human treatments

9/23/2013
Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV, Study Suggests

Lab research shows the anti-fungal aided cells in elimination of AIDS-causing virus

9/23/2013
Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report

Alefacept appeared to reduce need for insulin in study

9/23/2013
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?

British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

9/20/2013
Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study

Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs

9/19/2013
Research Hints at How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain

Mice study shows hallmark protein doesn't just clog circuitry, it gum ups the connections as well

9/18/2013
Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections

Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

9/18/2013
Advance Seen in Turning Adult Cells Into Stem Cells

Israeli researchers find molecule that blocks the rapid transformation

9/18/2013
Fluorescent Scans May Have Potential to Track Alzheimer's Progression

Doctors would gain ability to monitor ongoing brain changes, study suggests

9/17/2013
Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows

But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment

9/17/2013
Protein Found in Blood Might Help Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Report

Preliminary finding focused on non-small cell lung cancer, Chinese researchers say

9/17/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests

Chromosomes grew stronger as everyday habits improved, but number of participants in project was small

9/16/2013
Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints

Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease

9/12/2013
Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

Differences in signs, symptoms could be related to 'beta-amyloid fibrils' responsible for plaque, study hints

9/12/2013
Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Seven tumor-specific genes appear to yield accurate prognosis, study says

9/11/2013
New Registry Aims to Serve People With Down Syndrome

DS-Connect offers a centralized, secure online resource to store and share health information

9/11/2013
'Love Hormone' May Affect Social Connections

Study shows oxytocin alters brain activity in mice; findings support ongoing trials in people with autism

9/10/2013
Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Perjeta might gain quick FDA approval

9/9/2013
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

9/5/2013
Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control, Mouse Study Suggests

Findings hint that obese people might benefit from transfer of stomach bacteria of thinner people

9/4/2013
Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say

But further studies needed before recommending Valcyte for treating glioblastoma