Research and Development Health News

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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

1/9/2013
Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Show Promise for Lou Gehrig's Disease

Rodents with the nervous system disorder increased lifespan, neuromuscular function, study shows

1/9/2013
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds

Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

1/9/2013
Hearing Restored in Mice With Noise-Induced Deafness

Researchers hope that treating damaged hair cells of inner ear might someday help people with hearing loss

1/3/2013
'Love Hormone' May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth

Researchers suggest oxytocin might naturally protect against chronic pain after delivering a baby

1/2/2013
New Pills Show Promise for Hepatitis C

If approved, they'll provide fewer side effects, shorter treatment time, studies suggest

1/2/2013
Study Sheds Light on Evolution of Tree-Dwelling Humans

Lucy, a member of a prehistoric primate species, likely lived both in trees and on the ground

12/28/2012
Scientists Shed Light on Fungus Behind Deadly Pneumonia Strain

The parasite causes Pneumocystis pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems

12/28/2012
New Raccoon Virus May Offer Clues to Human Cancer

Rare brain tumors seen in 12 animals with polyomavirus, researchers say

12/27/2012
Are Rhesus Monkeys Musically Challenged?

Unlike humans, they're unable to detect a beat, study says

12/24/2012
Blood Protein Linked to Depression, Study Finds

But whether it causes mood disorder isn't clear, researchers say

12/21/2012
FDA Panel Recommends Against 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Safety was a concern, and only some patients got relief from the treatment

12/20/2012
Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate

Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

12/20/2012
FDA Panel Considers 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Only some patients got relief from the experimental treatment, experts say

12/19/2012
Scientists Now See 200 Genes Linked to Crohn's Disease

Findings may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

12/19/2012
Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

12/19/2012
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder

Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

12/18/2012
Here's What Keeps Rudolph's 'Nose So Bright'

Study shows tiny vessels pump warm blood there so reindeer can endure freezing temperatures

12/18/2012
Egyptian Pharaoh's Throat Was Slashed During Coup, Research Suggests

Ramesses III probably lost life in attack staged by one of his wives and a son

12/17/2012
Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension

Small study found technique seemed to work in patients, but it has yet to win FDA approval

12/17/2012
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hand Could Be Breakthrough

Woman paralyzed 13 years from neck down can now move hand without computer assistance

12/12/2012
Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique

Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

12/12/2012
Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues

Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

12/12/2012
Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs

Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak

12/11/2012
Porcupine Quill Could Foster New Medical Devices

Barb design might translate to needles, researchers say

12/10/2012
Don't Bother With Ultrasonic Bedbug Devices

Study of 4 products on market found emitted sounds don't keep insects away

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

12/7/2012
Experimental Antidepressant Appears Quick-Acting, Safe

Currently in phase 2 trials, drug would not be available for several years

12/6/2012
Mouse Study Offers Clues to Obesity-Diabetes Link

Researchers hope to cut the connection between fatty diet and insulin resistance, but it's complicated

12/5/2012
New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

Survival lengthened in studies of two experimental treatments

12/5/2012
Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy

12/3/2012
FDA to Collaborate on Development of Medical Devices

New public-private partnership should speed approval process, agency says

11/30/2012
A Better Head for Beer in the Offing?

Researchers say they've identified foaming gene

11/30/2012
Rats May Also Feel 'Placebo Effect,' Study Suggests

Animals that expected pain relief got it from an injection of salt water, researchers say

11/29/2012
Cholesterol Drug Boosts Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice: Study

But more research is needed before topical Zocor is approved for human cuts

11/29/2012
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

11/29/2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

11/28/2012
Experimental Insomnia Drug Shows Promise

In lab study, it improved sleep with fewer side effects than other medications

11/28/2012
New Treatment Aids Weight Loss, Improves Diabetes in Monkeys

But how it might work in humans remains to be seen

11/19/2012
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

11/15/2012
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down

11/14/2012
Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk

About 1 percent of people have 'TREM2' mutation, researcher says

11/14/2012
Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say

11/13/2012
Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

11/13/2012
'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma

Devices appear to reduce pressure in the eye, studies find

11/8/2012
DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk

Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

11/7/2012
Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests

Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say