Research and Development Health News

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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

1/23/2013
Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Preliminary results show promise for 'individualized' chemotherapy

1/22/2013
Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players

The small study isn't definitive, but hope is the findings could one day help prevent devastating injuries

1/17/2013
Your Genetic Secrets May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Scientists able to identify men who had donated DNA to science by using their Y chromosome, the Internet

1/16/2013
Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections

Study upends common beliefs, they say

1/15/2013
Mussels' Stickiness Inspires Surgical Adhesive

In tests with rats, synthetic product outperformed current wound healers

1/14/2013
U.S. Launches Extensive Alzheimer's Studies

5-year, $55 million effort will look at exercise, drug treatment as therapies for early disease

1/11/2013
Heart Muscle Cells Regenerate in Kids, Research Shows

Finding may one day lead to new therapies to repair damaged hearts, study suggests