Research and Development Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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