Research and Development Health News

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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
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

11/5/2012
Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

11/5/2012
New Drug May Help Those Who Can't Take Statins

Study found it lowered LDL cholesterol as well as high doses of statins

11/1/2012
An Elephant That Speaks Korean?

The animal adapted his vocalizations to form a social bond with human companions, researchers suggest

10/31/2012
Redheads May Face Higher Risk of Melanoma, Even Without Sun Exposure

Study in mice suggests independent threat from genetic mutation

10/29/2012
Stem Cells to Cartilage? Promising Results Seen in Mice

Arthritis treatment is one long-range possibility, researcher says

10/25/2012
Secret of Anesthesia Revealed, Study Says

Mice provide clues to how you're 'put to sleep'

10/23/2012
Many Studies' 'Wow' Results Usually Fade in Follow-Up

Most treatments offer only modest benefits, reports large review

10/23/2012
Stimulation Device for Esophagus Might Ease GERD Symptoms

Three small, early studies found the device helped for at least a year

10/23/2012
Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C May Thwart Liver Cancer

Incidence halved by treatment, study finds

10/23/2012
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows

New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

10/19/2012
Egg Freezing as Viable as 'Fresh' Eggs, Fertility Experts Say

As with traditional method, less success with pregnancies seen in older women

10/18/2012
Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?

Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

10/17/2012
Is Your Brain Working as You Nap?

The right hemisphere 'is doing important things in the resting state,' researchers say

10/17/2012
New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests

Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

10/17/2012
Docs: Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy

Ohio man among the first to receive the technology, aimed at preventing fatal heart failure

10/16/2012
Vaginal Ring Delivers HIV Drug in Animal Study

If it works in women, it could be used for other medicines, researchers say

10/15/2012
Obesity Helps Spur Cancer's Growth, Mouse Study Suggests

Finding might explain why obese cancer patients fare worse than normal-weight peers