Research and Development Health News

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9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

9/21/2012
'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell

Small study suggests potential new option one day in treatment of the blood disease

9/21/2012
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

9/20/2012
Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks

Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

9/20/2012
Gene Mutation Changed Cheetah's Spots to Stripes

Feral tabby cats played a part in discovery

9/19/2012
New Pill Shows Promise Against Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

The relapse rate was nearly halved after 2 years, researchers find

9/19/2012
Low-Cost, Speedy Liver Test in Development

Third World nations would benefit from the paper-based system, researchers say

9/19/2012
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

9/18/2012
New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

9/6/2012
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds

This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

9/5/2012
Scientists Inch Closer to Genetic Blueprint of Diseases

Finding might change the way conditions are treated in the future

8/30/2012
Ancient Genome Appears to Have Links to Modern Humans

Scientists who studied Denisovan DNA found shared genes with people in Papua New Guinea

8/29/2012
Discovery May Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Markers in cerebrospinal fluid might help distinguish different forms of neurological disease, study finds

8/28/2012
'Cyborg' Tissue Created Using 'Nano-Wires'

Most likely use in near future is in drug industry, researcher says

8/28/2012
Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds

But expert contends few patients really need it

8/27/2012
Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

8/27/2012
Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness

Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

8/24/2012
African Chimps Carry Drug-Resistant, Human-Linked Staph

Study suggests infected caretakers might have spread bacteria to animals

8/24/2012
Research Pinpoints Brain's 'Gullibility' Center

Changes in this region could explain why seniors, children are less doubting

8/23/2012
Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases

Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/22/2012
New Clues to How Alcohol May Boost Cancer Risk

Substance formed when body breaks down booze can damage DNA, research shows

8/21/2012
Stem Cells Fix Bladder Leakage in Mice, Study Finds

In women, stress urinary incontinence is related to pregnancy, older age

8/17/2012
Solving the Medical Mystery of Cold Feet

Scientists find more puzzle pieces to explain circulatory condition known as Raynaud's disease

8/17/2012
Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study

Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

8/16/2012
Male Birth Control Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Nonhormonal method avoids side effects, researchers say

8/15/2012
High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

8/15/2012
New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

8/15/2012
Man's Best Friend Points the Way in Genetic Research

Dog breeds offer clues to human diseases, scientists report

8/15/2012
New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Tofacitinib relieved symptoms in short term, but effects over time not yet known

8/13/2012
Retinal Device Restores Sight to Blind Mice

Researchers hope to start human trials next

8/13/2012
Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology

8/10/2012
Daily Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, Another Study Finds

But drug has bleeding risks and shouldn't be used solely to prevent cancer, experts say

8/10/2012
Migraines Not Linked to Decline in Thinking Skills

No difference seen over long term between those with or without the painful headaches

8/9/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation Curbs Epileptic Seizures in Rats

Implantable device short-circuits attacks, researcher says

8/8/2012
New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

8/7/2012
Study Uses Stem Cells to Boost Red Blood Cell Production

New method could dramatically increase transfusion blood supply, researchers say

8/6/2012
Brain's Connections May Predict Intelligence: Study

Intelligence based on prefrontal cortex's effective communication with rest of brain

8/3/2012
Human Culture May Date Back 44,000 Years

Artifacts found in South Africa reveal earliest use of poison and beeswax

8/3/2012
'Spray-on Skin' May Someday Heal Stubborn Leg Ulcers

But manufacturer-funded study is preliminary and treatment cost unknown

8/2/2012
Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

8/2/2012
Pregnant Mothers' Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth

Women's gut microbes become less 'normal' and less diverse as pregnancy progresses, study shows

8/1/2012
In Mice, Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Shows Promise Against MS

Amyloid beta has long been tied to dementia, but injections slowed MS progression

8/1/2012
Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells

Three new studies in mice may explain why some tumors resist aggressive treatment

7/30/2012
Humans Might Be Hard-Wired to 'Love Thy Neighbor'

Researchers report people were less likely to punish those standing closer to them

7/30/2012
Scientists ID New Gene Linked to Vision Loss in Infants

18 genes now associated with Leber congenital amaurosis, a rare inherited retinal disease

7/26/2012
HIV Undetectable in 2 Men After Bone Marrow Transplants: Study

But whether procedure or continued medication is responsible remains unclear

7/26/2012
Illegal 'Bath Salts' Mimic Cocaine in the Brain: Study

Bath salt is street name for a group of powerful, synthetic stimulants

7/26/2012
Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?

Mouse study suggests they prime the immune system to fight infections