Research and Development Health News

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

Mouse study suggests they prime the immune system to fight infections

7/26/2012
Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate

Although still in development, technology may help people with ALS, other movement problems

7/26/2012
Experimental Drug Suppresses Appetite in Mice: Study

Researchers say it might someday help humans lose weight

7/25/2012
Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes

New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

7/25/2012
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

7/25/2012
Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study

Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

7/25/2012
Experimental Chemical Helps Blind Mice See

Researchers say compound might one day benefit people who've lost their vision

7/25/2012
More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review

Off-label prescribing common because of lack of research on effects in younger populations

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/19/2012
Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

7/18/2012
Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow

Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

7/18/2012
Infection With 2 HIV Strains Slows Disease Progression

For people infected with HIV-2 and then HIV-1, it takes longer for AIDS to develop, study finds

7/18/2012
Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimer's

High blood levels of a substance linked to cell death, inflammation seemed to indicate higher risk

7/18/2012
Mouse With Human-Like Immune System Could Advance AIDS Research

Lack of a good animal model has long been an impediment to studying HIV, researchers note

7/18/2012
Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease

Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

7/18/2012
Certain Heart Meds May Give Chemo a Boost

Digitalis, digoxin appear to trigger immune response that helps kill tumor cells, study shows

7/17/2012
Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

However, findings on immune-based drug therapy are preliminary, experts say

7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

7/16/2012
FDA Approves 1st Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection

Once-daily Truvada intended for at-risk individuals, and agency says side effects must be monitored

7/12/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities

Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

7/12/2012
BPA Substitute Lurks in Paper Money, Receipts

BPS is replacing more well-known toxin, but may come with dangers of its own, experts say

7/11/2012
Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

7/10/2012
Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments

Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

7/10/2012
Nutrient Drink Might Boost Memory in Early Alzheimer's: Study

But mixture wouldn't have to meet same strict FDA approval as drugs, expert says

7/9/2012
First Is Viewed as Best When Making Quick Decisions

People consistently prefer what they are presented with initially, study shows

7/9/2012
Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells

Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

7/6/2012
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Mimic Huntington's Disease

Discovery marks a step closer to a cure, researchers say

7/5/2012
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells

Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

7/5/2012
Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?

New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

7/3/2012
Massage Right After Muscle Injury May Boost Healing

With quick therapy, there is a 20% to 40% chance of recovery, animal study suggests

6/27/2012
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice

More animal research is needed before testing the shot in humans, researchers say

6/27/2012
Fossilized Teeth Hold Clues to Early Human Species' Diet

2 million years ago, Au. sediba was still munching on tree bark rather than grasses, researchers say

6/26/2012
Even Some Scientists Are Math-Challenged

When articles are packed with equations, research suggests fellow scientists tend to ignore the work

6/25/2012
Sleep Can Sharpen Your Memory

External stimulation during sleep can reinforce what you have already learned, study shows

6/20/2012
New Therapies Show Some Promise Against Pancreatic Cancer

Often resistant to chemo, two treatments might help beat back disease, experts say

6/14/2012
Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds

Results may point to new ways to prevent transmission, researchers say

6/14/2012
Scientists Develop New Method for Growing Bone

Using fresh, purified stem cells worked better, faster than cultured cells in early animal study

6/14/2012
First Stem Cell Vein Implant Helps Young Girl

Improved quality of life for 10-year-old with rare condition, researchers report

6/13/2012
Bonobo Genome Sheds Light on Their Links to Chimps, Humans

Species is the last of the great apes to undergo gene mapping

6/13/2012
Scientists Probe Diversity of Human Body's Microbes

They hope the 'microbiome' they have mapped will help prevent, treat disease in the future

6/11/2012
Study Digs Into Secrets of Keeping HIV in Check

Patients known as 'elite controllers' fend off AIDS for years

6/11/2012
Scientists Spot More Migraine Genes

Latest discovery sheds light on most common form of these debilitating headaches

6/11/2012
More Progress Made on Artificial Pancreas for Diabetes Patients

Several groups refining systems that would monitor and adjust blood sugar levels

6/7/2012
Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study

Transformed cells could lead to better ways of testing drugs for Alzheimer's, researchers say

6/7/2012
Belly 'Membrane' May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds

Cells from fatty abdominal lining show promise for new treatments for autoimmune problems

6/6/2012
New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies

In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

6/6/2012
New Medicine Might Fight Drug-Resistant TB, Study Says

But drug may cause heart-related side effects, so more research needed

6/6/2012
Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals

Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke

6/6/2012
Blood Tests Might Help Guide Breast Cancer Care

Study of about 300 women found exams helped predict survival in early stages of disease

6/4/2012
'Uncertainty' Remains Over Supply of Key Cancer Drugs

While shortage of generics has eased, more must be done to prevent future shortfalls, experts say