Research and Development Health News

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10/10/2012
Blood Test May Spot Rare Lung Cancer

Marker in plasma rises when asbestos-linked mesothelioma is present, study says

10/10/2012
What Drives Your Daily Biological Clock?

Work with fruit flies leads to promising discovery, researchers say

10/10/2012
Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV

Small study found it spurred an immune response in women who had precancerous cervical lesions

10/9/2012
New Gene Test Predicts Whose Mouth Lesions Might Be Cancerous

Developer says it eventually may allow earlier detection, treatment

10/9/2012
Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women

New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

10/9/2012
New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study

Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

10/8/2012
Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

10/8/2012
Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

Part of the brain keeps working through sleep and anesthesia to process information

10/4/2012
Electronic Health Records Aid Diabetes Control

Researchers found that the records can help doctors better target treatment, testing

10/4/2012
Researchers Map Vision in Brain

Study of brain structure may boost efforts to find ways to restore sight

10/3/2012
Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say

Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago

10/3/2012
Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

10/3/2012
Genetic Disorder Test for Newborns May Speed Up Diagnoses

Not yet ready for hospital use, it might allow doctors to confirm and treat conditions sooner

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

10/1/2012
Retina's Thickness May Be Tied to Severity of MS, Study Suggests

If true, it might be a useful tool to measure the effectiveness of treatments

10/1/2012
Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?

Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

10/1/2012
Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness

Genetic mutation associated with hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 1 and other cases, study says

10/1/2012
Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

10/1/2012
New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression

Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed

10/1/2012
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

9/27/2012
Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

9/26/2012
Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

More diversity noted in tissue samples of healthy people, study finds

9/26/2012
Screening Tool Reveals Two Multiple Sclerosis Types

Test might someday help doctors determine who has aggressive disease earlier

9/26/2012
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

9/26/2012
Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Study is preliminary and doctors says it's soon to know if the association is important

9/25/2012
A Virus That Zaps Zits?

Early research finds common strain on skin seeks out, destroys bacteria behind acne

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