Research and Development Health News

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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

6/14/2013
Cornea Research Reveals Unseen Layer

Eye-opening finding will lead to textbook revisions, expert predicts

6/14/2013
Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials Too

Vets, physicians say a new system may speed up drug discovery for dogs, cats and humans

6/13/2013
Global Population Could Hit 11 Billion by 2100: UN Report

Projected increase now even higher than predicted in 2011, mainly due to birth rates in Africa, experts say

6/13/2013
Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe

Genetic examination of medieval strains points to social isolation of victims as reason disease died out

6/13/2013
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment

No major side effects seen in 3 patients over nearly 3 years

6/12/2013
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Aggressive Liver Cancer

Finding, though preliminary, might lead to better treatments

6/10/2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

6/7/2013
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

6/5/2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

6/5/2013
Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

6/5/2013
Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say

6/4/2013
Pace of New Drug Advances May Be Slowing, Study Finds

Research discovers decrease in dramatic breakthroughs from clinical trials

6/3/2013
Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

6/3/2013
Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study

Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say

6/3/2013
New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Study found it prolonged remission after chemotherapy almost six months longer than a placebo

6/3/2013
Drug May Work Against Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Sorafenib appeared to delay disease progression, shrink tumors in early study

6/3/2013
Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

In preliminary trial, nivolumab shrank tumors in 30 percent of tough-to-treat patients

5/31/2013
Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer

Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say

5/28/2013
'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles

In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time

5/23/2013
Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say

5/23/2013
Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Itch is a sensation distinct from others, such as pain, researchers say

5/22/2013
Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet

Toes are a favorite spot for these microscopic organisms

5/17/2013
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

5/16/2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease