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Researchers Map Vision in Brain

Study of brain structure may boost efforts to find ways to restore sight

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

Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

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

'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

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

Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?

Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness

Genetic mutation associated with hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 1 and other cases, study says

Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression

Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed

Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

More diversity noted in tissue samples of healthy people, study finds

Screening Tool Reveals Two Multiple Sclerosis Types

Test might someday help doctors determine who has aggressive disease earlier

Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Study is preliminary and doctors says it's soon to know if the association is important

A Virus That Zaps Zits?

Early research finds common strain on skin seeks out, destroys bacteria behind acne

'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell

Small study suggests potential new option one day in treatment of the blood disease

Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks

Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

Gene Mutation Changed Cheetah's Spots to Stripes

Feral tabby cats played a part in discovery

New Pill Shows Promise Against Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

The relapse rate was nearly halved after 2 years, researchers find

Low-Cost, Speedy Liver Test in Development

Third World nations would benefit from the paper-based system, researchers say

Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds

This is the latest finding in debate over herb's ability to keep dementia at bay

Scientists Inch Closer to Genetic Blueprint of Diseases

Finding might change the way conditions are treated in the future

Ancient Genome Appears to Have Links to Modern Humans

Scientists who studied Denisovan DNA found shared genes with people in Papua New Guinea

Discovery May Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Markers in cerebrospinal fluid might help distinguish different forms of neurological disease, study finds

'Cyborg' Tissue Created Using 'Nano-Wires'

Most likely use in near future is in drug industry, researcher says

Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds

But expert contends few patients really need it

Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness

Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

African Chimps Carry Drug-Resistant, Human-Linked Staph

Study suggests infected caretakers might have spread bacteria to animals

Research Pinpoints Brain's 'Gullibility' Center

Changes in this region could explain why seniors, children are less doubting

Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases

Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

New Clues to How Alcohol May Boost Cancer Risk

Substance formed when body breaks down booze can damage DNA, research shows

Stem Cells Fix Bladder Leakage in Mice, Study Finds

In women, stress urinary incontinence is related to pregnancy, older age

Solving the Medical Mystery of Cold Feet

Scientists find more puzzle pieces to explain circulatory condition known as Raynaud's disease

Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study

Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

Male Birth Control Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Nonhormonal method avoids side effects, researchers say

High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

Man's Best Friend Points the Way in Genetic Research

Dog breeds offer clues to human diseases, scientists report

New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Tofacitinib relieved symptoms in short term, but effects over time not yet known

Retinal Device Restores Sight to Blind Mice

Researchers hope to start human trials next

Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology