Research and Development Health News

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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

6/4/2012
'Bombs' Ineffective Against Bedbugs, Experts Say

Over-the-counter foggers won't eliminate the blood-sucking pests; might make infestation worse

6/4/2012
Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds

Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects

6/4/2012
New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer

They focus on genes that are specific to the type of tumor the patient has

6/4/2012
Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers

Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

5/31/2012
Re-Routing Spinal Cord Signals Restores Movement in Paralyzed Rats

But experts note the technique might not work in humans

5/30/2012
Brave New World of Genetics Requires Safeguards, Experts Say

Regulations haven't kept pace with discoveries, American Heart Association warns

5/24/2012
Efficient Disease Risk Prediction a Long Way Off, Experts Say

Considering genes plus environment improves accuracy by just 1% to 3%, study shows

5/23/2012
Mouse Study Sheds Light on How Diet May Affect Epilepsy

Strict diet seems to protect against seizures by altering brain metabolism, research shows

5/23/2012
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Cardiac Cells to Help Failing Hearts

Research with human cells worked well in rats, but trials in humans are years away

5/22/2012
Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

5/21/2012
Could Compound in Artificial Sweeteners Worsen Crohn's Disease?

Lab study suggests maltodextrin may encourage growth of E. coli bacteria in small intestine

5/18/2012
Research With Dogs Points to Early Test for Arthritis

One drop of blood can predict the joint disease before symptoms appear, scientists say

5/17/2012
It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds

Restricting eating hours didn't cut calorie intake, yet the animals gained less weight

5/17/2012
Two-Drug Combo May Be Safe for Melanoma Treatment

Preliminary research found reduced skin-lesion side effect

5/17/2012
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

5/17/2012
Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage

In study, one-third benefited from taking Zytiga plus hormone therapy for 6 months before surgery

5/16/2012
Study Shows MS Patients at Most Risk for Drug-Linked Brain Illness

Small number of Tysabri users develop rare but potentially fatal infection

5/16/2012
Study Links Antibiotic to Slight Rise in Heart Patients' Death Risk

But the finding for azithromycin needs to be confirmed, expert says

5/16/2012
Paralyzed Patients Use Mind to Move Robotic Arm

But there's a long way to go to make this approach practical, experts say

5/16/2012
Urban Hospitals May Act as Breeding Ground for MRSA

'Superbug' then spreads to regional facilities, Scottish study suggests

5/16/2012
Could Nasal Spray of 'Love Hormone' Treat Autism?

Preliminary study of 7 children saw more activity in 'social' areas of the brain

5/15/2012
Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's

Many of the study participants are genetically prone to the disease