Research and Development Health News

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5/4/2013
Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

5/3/2013
Muhammad Ali's Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinson's Disease

With her legendary father stricken, May May Ali works to raise awareness of his devastating disorder

5/2/2013
Brain Wiring May Explain Unhealthy Obsession With Looks

Scans show abnormal circuitry in people who fixate on their flaws, real or imagined

5/2/2013
Future 'Smart' Objects Could Chat While They Help

People may prefer their gadgets to sound friendly, not look human, researcher says

5/2/2013
Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests

Patients who don't respond to drugs might benefit, but larger trials needed

5/1/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer

Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

5/1/2013
Gene Mutation Linked to Migraines, Researchers Say

Link observed in laboratory cells, mice and humans

5/1/2013
Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism

Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways

4/30/2013
Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind

Experimental robotic technology may someday help people with amputations as well, experts hope

4/29/2013
Why Johnny Can't Add, Even After Tutoring

Brain structure may predict math improvement more than intelligence, study finds

4/29/2013
HIV 'Cure' Looks 'Promising,' Danish Scientists Contend

They're working on human trials designed to make it easier to attack AIDS-causing virus, according to published reports

4/26/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving

Early study tested the noninvasive treatment on smokers

4/25/2013
Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice

But it's too soon to think of trying it with humans, researchers say

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/24/2013
Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

4/24/2013
'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise

They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

4/24/2013
Can You Feel Empathy for a Robot?

Researchers try to capture bond between humans, mechanical companions

4/23/2013
Experimental Drug for Hepatitis C Promising, Studies Show

High cure rates, few side effects may make this the standard treatment, experts say

4/19/2013
Work By Female Scientists Gets Judged More Harshly: Study

Research conducted by men viewed as higher quality than identical studies listing female authors

4/18/2013
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests

4/18/2013
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness

Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

4/18/2013
Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'

They pinpointed the tiny area activated by viewing '1' but not 'one'

4/17/2013
Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

4/16/2013
Ultrasound Waves, Bone Marrow Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients

But experts caution that larger studies of combined treatment are needed

4/15/2013
New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery

'Prostatic artery embolization' didn't cause troublesome side effects in study

4/15/2013
Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court

Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

4/15/2013
Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study

'Cryoablation' might offer therapeutic option for cancer patients whose disease has spread

4/12/2013
10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map

Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

4/11/2013
Newly Created Rats Designed to Speed Alzheimer's Research

The genetically engineered rodents more closely mimic the disease found in humans, scientists say

4/10/2013
Gauging Brain Cancer Survival Time May Get Easier: Study

People with overactive version of a specific enzyme live less than half as long, research suggests

4/10/2013
For First Time, Pain 'Signature' Spotted on Brain MRIs

Scientists could distinguish physical from emotional pain, discomfort in study

4/10/2013
Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle

But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages

4/10/2013
'Transparent' Mouse Brain Could Shed Light on Human Brain Health

Scientists report using chemicals to make the 3-dimensional structure completely visible

4/10/2013
Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

Microscopic hairs on the plants stab the blood-thirsty critters, study shows

4/9/2013
Gene May Double Risk of Alzheimer's in Blacks

But expert says actual increase is 'modest' and many other factors contribute to disease

4/9/2013
Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease

4/9/2013
Treatment for Blindness in Dogs Might Help People, Too

Gene therapy that helps prevent vision loss in canines may aid humans, researchers say

4/8/2013
Cells Throughout Body May Detect Smells, Chemists Say

Heart, lungs and blood appear to have olfactory receptors, they found

4/8/2013
Potions From the Past Held More Than a Snake-Oil Promise: Study

Researchers dissect 19th century concoctions to find some medicinal secrets actually worked

4/4/2013
Could Scientists Peek Into Your Dreams?

In small study, computer programs and brain MRIs identified visual images during sleep

4/4/2013
Many U.S. Blacks Eager to Take Part in Medical Research

Representation in studies is important for evaluating how treatments work for everyone

4/3/2013
Is a Better Sleeping Pill on the Way?

New type of med may eliminate grogginess, other side effects, study suggests

4/2/2013
Experimental Staph Vaccine Fails to Work, Study Finds

People who received it had similar infection rate, higher risk of staph-related death than others

4/2/2013
Obama Unveils Vast Brain-Mapping Project

10-year initiative, with $100 million funding in 2014, designed to lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

3/29/2013
Artificial Ovaries Could Potentially Deliver Hormone Therapy

Proof-of-concept study suggests it's possible to create a more natural option to HRT

3/29/2013
Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says

3/28/2013
Study Shines Light on Harmless Bacteria on Fruits, Veggies

Farming methods and plant species play role in what germs cling to the surface of your produce

3/28/2013
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's

They hope the device will restore some thinking ability and improve focus, attention

3/27/2013
Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C

Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

3/26/2013
Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds

This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.