Research and Development Health News

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4/12/2012
DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines

U.S. experts say supplements made in America are different, but neither country tests for ingredients

4/12/2012
Mouse Study Hints at New Path for Diabetes Treatment

Suppressing the hormone glucagon might lower blood sugar, insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

4/12/2012
Huntington's Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study

Findings suggest shared genetic mechanism, researchers say

4/11/2012
Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study

Researchers found altering amount, timing of rest raised blood sugar levels, slowed metabolism

4/9/2012
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Risk for the disease could quadruple for men with certain genetic variants, study shows

4/6/2012
Bilingual Kids Are Better Multi-Taskers, Study Says

Researchers cite the ability to toggle back and forth between two languages

4/5/2012
Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study

New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

4/5/2012
From a Failed Vaccine, New Insights Into Fighting HIV

Scientists are sifting the data to see what elements of RV144 inoculation worked

4/4/2012
Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline

Researchers suspect several factors may be linked to deterioration, not just Alzheimer's

4/4/2012
Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism

'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

4/4/2012
Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine

Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

4/3/2012
Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints

Adding the drug Erbitux to standard treatment delivered no extra benefit, study says

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/3/2012
New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Unlike other such screens, researchers say the test isn't affected by certain lifestyle factors

4/2/2012
New Drug Might Reduce an Alzheimer's Marker: Study

But, research is preliminary and it's unclear if the compound would improve the brain disease

4/2/2012
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says

Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

4/2/2012
Pets at Work Keep Workers Happy

Research shows employees more productive, less stressed if their dogs accompany them to the job

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

4/2/2012
Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

4/2/2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Also Help Fight Cancer

People taking it seemed to fare better when faced with prostate, pancreatic tumors, studies found

3/30/2012
For Better Mouse Studies, Let Them Nest

Allowing mice to be more comfortable could improve outcomes, researchers say

3/29/2012
'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV

Women infected more than once from different partners can have stronger immune response

3/29/2012
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid

Scientists use high-tech imaging to discover simple logic of brain's layout

3/29/2012
Wireless Skin Patch Developed to Transmit Medical Info

Tattoo-like devices would free people from wires of EEGs, EKGs, maker says

3/29/2012
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

3/29/2012
Immersion Beats Classroom for Mastering a Foreign Tongue: Study

Either way, the brain seems to consolidate new language over time, researchers find

3/28/2012
Two Experimental Drugs Could Improve Psoriasis Treatment

Both medications reduced skin lesions, had few side effects, studies show

3/28/2012
Study Reveals Trigger That May Speed Melanoma Growth

Researchers identified molecule in tumors that suppresses immune system

3/26/2012
Should Cystic Fibrosis Patients Get So Many Antibiotics?

Study suggests that less-aggressive antibiotic therapy might be better

3/26/2012
'Freezing' Secondary Breast Cancer Tumors Shows Promise

Preliminary study suggests procedure may buy time for those with advanced disease

3/26/2012
Stem-Cell Trial Failed to Treat Heart Failure

But small improvement detected in one measure of heart function, study found

3/21/2012
Research Spots Potential New Target in Fight Against Baldness

Study found levels of a particular protein much higher in bald spots

3/21/2012
New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack

In small study, high levels of misshapen cells from vessel walls spelled trouble

3/16/2012
Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

3/14/2012
Experimental Pill May Ease Multiple Sclerosis Disability

Latest trial shows laquinimod can also help prevent relapse

3/14/2012
Type of Bacteria May Be Linked to Diabetes

Researchers find association between H. pylori infection, type 2 disease

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/12/2012
Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent

Death rates from acute lymphoblastic leukemia dropped substantially, 15-year study finds

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/9/2012
Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder

Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles force the head to move involuntarily

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Cushing's Disease

In phase 3 trial, symptoms improved in people with rare hormonal disorder, study found

3/7/2012
Is Cancer Outwitting 'Personalized Medicine'?

Discovery of many genetic mutations within one cell may dash hopes for targeted treatments

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Rare Bone Disease: Study

Replaces missing enzyme in babies with severe hypophosphatasia

3/7/2012
Transplant Procedure Creates 'Hybrid' Immune System to Combat Rejection

Bone marrow cell transfer possible way to prevent common problem with organ donation, preliminary study suggests

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

3/1/2012
City Birds Sing Differently Than Their Country Cousins

Buildings, open spaces affect pitch of tweets, research shows

3/1/2012
Mouse Study Shows How Pot Clouds Memory

Lab study focuses on passive support cells in brain

2/29/2012
Alzheimer's-Like Memory Loss Reversed in Mice

But any application for humans remains years away, researchers stress

2/29/2012
Efforts to Improve Research on Kids' Drugs Paying Off: Report

But information still limited on long-term safety, efficacy, especially for infants

2/28/2012
New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say