Research and Development Health News

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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

10/12/2012
Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

10/11/2012
Zinc Harder to Absorb in Old Age, Animal Study Shows

Nutrient deficiency is associated with inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes

10/11/2012
Drugs to Prevent Alzheimer's to Be Tested in Large Trial

New treatments target amyloid beta plaque; volunteers destined to have the brain disease

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