Research and Development Health News

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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

10/30/2013
New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes

Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report

10/30/2013
Staph Bacteria May Play Role in Eczema-Like Rash, Mouse Study Finds

A toxin released by the germ might trigger symptoms in certain cases, scientists say

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