Research and Development Health News

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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.

3/26/2013
Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

3/25/2013
Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

Noninvasive method found accurate in small, early study

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