Research and Development Health News

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8/21/2013
Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

8/20/2013
Could Blood Test One Day Predict Suicide Risk?

Levels of certain proteins may indicate vulnerability, preliminary research suggests

8/14/2013
Controversial Theory Behind Possible MS Cause Refuted

Canadian researchers report that blocked veins in head, neck don't prompt autoimmune disease

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/13/2013
Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn

Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases

8/9/2013
Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster

Experimental brain treatment seemed to help chronic pain patients in small study

8/7/2013
Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery

Tumors with specific cell pattern might indicate need for more extensive procedure, study suggests

8/7/2013
Dolphins Remember for Decades, Study Finds

The unique 'signature' whistle that each dolphin uses appears to be recalled by others, even years later

8/6/2013
New Clues to Fibromyalgia's Causes

Condition called small-fiber polyneuropathy may lie behind many cases, research suggests

8/5/2013
Scientists ID Molecule Behind Sunburn Pain

Finding could lead to better sunblock products, researchers say

8/2/2013
Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says

Ability to detect certain scents is highly individual, research suggests

7/31/2013
Brain Chemistry Differs in Kids With Autism: Study

Over time, levels of chemical involved in connectivity differed from levels in children with other developmental delays

7/31/2013
New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain

Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

7/30/2013
Pond Scum Holds Dangers for People, Pets

Water with 'blue-green algae' can cause liver failure, and possibly death, in dogs

7/30/2013
In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives

Study corroborates other research showing the drug may have benefits beyond diabetes care

7/26/2013
Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease

Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

7/26/2013
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

7/25/2013
Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat

Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say

7/24/2013
Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies

Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

7/24/2013
Another Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Disappoints

Study of trial termination may signal end of the road for class of medications that target gamma secretase in the brain

7/24/2013
Scientists Spot New Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

Findings could point to new drug targets for dementia, although any treatment is still far away

7/22/2013
Making Eye Donation Easier Could Help Meet Research Demand

Study found that many are willing to donate but unaware of how to do so

7/22/2013
'Female' X Chromosome May Play Part in Sperm Production

Study suggests it's time to rethink biology's X factor

7/19/2013
Knee Shape May Predict Who'll Benefit From ACL Surgery, Study Says

X-rays could aid decision-making, researchers note

7/19/2013
Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research

Benefits of treatment that gradually increases servings may not last for some kids, long-term study finds

7/19/2013
Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

Breakdown in skin barrier that occurs with eczema could play role in food sensitivity, study says

7/18/2013
Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Obesity in Mice

Human version of rare gene mutation also found in about 1 percent of obese people studied

7/17/2013
Experimental 'iKnife' Tells Surgeon Whether Tissue Is Cancerous

But more research needed to see if device works in everyday practice, expert says

7/16/2013
Scientists Detail Alzheimer's Progression, Step by Step

As researchers learn more, therapy might someday address brain changes much sooner

7/15/2013
Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells

They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

7/15/2013
Largest-Ever Cancer Data Set Made Public

U.S. experts say move will further drug development, treatment

7/15/2013
2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies

Experts caution that expectations are low in field littered with drug failures

7/14/2013
Sweet Tooth May Foretell of Binge Drinking, Brain Scans Show

Preference for alcohol, sugary water both show up in reward center; finding could aid future research

7/12/2013
Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants

Researchers working with rodents say they're one step closer

7/11/2013
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study

'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

7/3/2013
Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection

Whether it could improve patients' outcomes remains to be seen, experts say

7/3/2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

7/3/2013
First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report

Researchers say their advance, with livers for mice, may one day increase availability of human transplants

7/3/2013
No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say

Two more patients undergo 'sterilizing cure,' advancing understanding of the process

7/2/2013
Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

7/1/2013
Hearing Loss From Explosions May Be Treatable, Mouse Study Hints

Researchers say findings might help people after airbag injuries, bomb blasts

6/28/2013
Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood

Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

6/27/2013
Color of Cutlery Could Change How Food Tastes

Finding might be used as a way to encourage better eating habits, researchers say

6/26/2013
Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Suggests

Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe

6/24/2013
Could Poor Math Skills Raise Your Risk for Foreclosure?

Study found borrowers who had lower numerical ability were more likely to default on mortgage in tough times

6/20/2013
Scientists Map a Brain Down to Its Cells

New high-resolution, 3-D model could speed brain research, help doctors treat neurological diseases

6/19/2013
Scientists Use Brain Scans to 'Read' People's Emotions

Aided by a computer, researchers say they can identify how people are feeling

6/19/2013
New Clues to Cancer Resistance From Long-Lived Rodents

A substance outside their cells may inhibit spread of the disease, researchers report

6/18/2013
Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds

Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say

6/14/2013
Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

Scientists found same areas of brain were changed in dogs and people with compulsive disorder