Research and Development Health News

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3/26/2014
Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism

Study found more abstinence, less 'risky' drinking among A-CHESS users

3/26/2014
New Gene 'Atlas' Maps Human DNA Activity

Knowing the 'on/off' switches for genes could give researchers vital insight into disease, experts say

3/25/2014
Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer

In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

3/24/2014
Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise

But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

3/21/2014
Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

3/21/2014
Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say

3/20/2014
Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought

Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors

3/19/2014
No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon

Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

3/19/2014
Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

3/18/2014
Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets

Heart benefits may stem from reaction in stomach bacteria, research suggests

3/17/2014
Docs Should Check Personalities of Younger Patients: Study

Certain traits, such as being conscientious, made patients more likely to take good care of themselves

3/12/2014
Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure

Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

3/11/2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

3/10/2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

3/5/2014
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

3/4/2014
Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection

In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months

3/3/2014
Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study

Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

3/3/2014
Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report

Despite 1993 law mandating inclusion in government-funded trials, experts say there's a long way to go

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/27/2014
Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males

Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

2/27/2014
Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ

Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries

2/26/2014
A Better Test for Down Syndrome?

New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/25/2014
Tarantula Venom Has Painkiller Potential: Study

Spider toxins could be used to develop safe, effective medicines, researchers say

2/25/2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

2/25/2014
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/25/2014
Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows

2/24/2014
Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

2/21/2014
Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start

Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

2/21/2014
Monkey Research Shows How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help the Brain

Scientists found it boosted development of complex networks involved in thinking

2/20/2014
Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say

2/20/2014
When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

MRI scans showed high activity in brain areas that usually interpret sentence structure

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/18/2014
Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity: Study

Stroke patients, others who must relearn motor skills might benefit from findings, researchers say

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/17/2014
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/17/2014
Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

2/15/2014
Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

2/13/2014
Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

2/12/2014
Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/10/2014
Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease

2/7/2014
Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels

The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

2/6/2014
Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice

If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say

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