Research and Development Health News

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3/20/2013
Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia

Patient's own cells are genetically engineered for use in treatment, study finds

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

3/18/2013
Evolution May Keep Birds From Becoming Roadkill

Nebraska swallows with shorter wingspans seem to be less likely to get run over

3/14/2013
Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy

Early study found 'ESK1' had effect on protein within cancer cells

3/14/2013
FDA Wants to Relax Approval Process for Alzheimer's Drugs

Agency points to need for medications that could prevent, slow disease in an aging population

3/14/2013
Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis: Study

Injecting a gene responsible for lubrication in joints may one day help humans, researcher says

3/13/2013
DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care

Blood sample helps doctors assess treatment response, researchers say

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/13/2013
Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered

Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report

3/11/2013
3/11/2013
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds

While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says

3/7/2013
Procedure Lowers 'Hunger Hormone' to Help Obese Lose Weight

Early study of five patients found up to 45-pound drop, but much more research needed

3/6/2013
Brain May Treat Wheelchair as Part of the Body

Study suggests that devices that aid the disabled become part of mind's eye

3/5/2013
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

2/28/2013
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to acne, while third helps keep skin clear

2/28/2013
Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care

Hospitals, physicians and researchers brace for fallout from mandated spending cuts

2/27/2013
Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found

2/27/2013
Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice

Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

2/25/2013
Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Your Genes

But small study doesn't explain how that works or effects on health

2/25/2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward

2/20/2013
Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study

Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard exams, researchers contend

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/20/2013
Injected 'Hydrogel' May Help Repair Failing Hearts

Testing in pigs shows it serves as platform for growth of healthy tissue; human trials are planned

2/19/2013
Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'

Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

2/19/2013
Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study

Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

2/18/2013
Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels in Brain May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could point to new targets for treatment, prevention

2/18/2013
U.S. Plans Billion-Dollar Project to Study the Brain

Hope is the initiative will lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

2/14/2013
Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure

Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear

2/12/2013
New Antibiotic May Treat Skin Infections in Shorter Time

Study of experimental drug tedizolid also found fewer daily doses needed

2/12/2013
Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

2/11/2013
Vaccine With Drug Payload Shows Promise Against Tumors

Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose

2/8/2013
A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?

Scientists engineer an enzyme to stop the disease-causing process in a test tube, but more research is needed

2/7/2013
Cancer Drug Doesn't Speed Up Tumor Growth, Researchers Say

Finding refutes earlier research in animals, could reassure patients taking Sutent

2/7/2013
'Clot-Buster' Drug May Still Be Best Stroke Treatment

Italian study found tPA as good as invasive procedures that go into artery to retrieve, destroy clots

2/6/2013
Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines

Small study found no side effects from treatment

2/6/2013
Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

Experts say research in the next few years could be pivotal in altering those projections

2/5/2013
Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease

The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

2/4/2013
Needed: Recruits of All Ages for Medical Research

Lack of awareness limits participation, study finds

1/31/2013
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

1/31/2013
Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice

'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

1/30/2013
More Oversight Urged for Money Spent on Research

Data analysis suggests duplicate grants may be costing U.S. funding agencies millions of dollars

1/30/2013
Hops, Key to Flavor in Beer, May Prove Useful in New Drugs

Substances obtained from the bitter compound might help treat diabetes, some cancers, researchers say

1/29/2013
Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

1/28/2013
Scientists Complete 1st Map of 'Emotional Intelligence' in the Brain

Scans of injured Vietnam vets show overlap of these skills with general intelligence

1/28/2013
Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

But the research doesn't prove a link between the disease and French fries, donuts and the like

1/24/2013
HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say

Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

1/24/2013
CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain

A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

1/24/2013
Lowly Dung Beetle Looks to the Stars to Navigate

Insect uses Milky Way's light to guide 'poo' ball away from competitors

1/23/2013
Why Some Wolves Became Dogs

Key genetic changes allowed certain canines to eat starchy scraps left by humans, study shows

1/23/2013
Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume

U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium