Research and Development Health News

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8/21/2012
Stem Cells Fix Bladder Leakage in Mice, Study Finds

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

8/17/2012
Solving the Medical Mystery of Cold Feet

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

8/17/2012
Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study

Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

8/16/2012
Male Birth Control Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Nonhormonal method avoids side effects, researchers say

8/15/2012
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

8/15/2012
New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

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

8/15/2012
Man's Best Friend Points the Way in Genetic Research

Dog breeds offer clues to human diseases, scientists report

8/15/2012
New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

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

8/13/2012
Retinal Device Restores Sight to Blind Mice

Researchers hope to start human trials next

8/13/2012
Scientists ID New Gene Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Findings help shed light on condition's genetics, biology

8/10/2012
Daily Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, Another Study Finds

But drug has bleeding risks and shouldn't be used solely to prevent cancer, experts say

8/10/2012
Migraines Not Linked to Decline in Thinking Skills

No difference seen over long term between those with or without the painful headaches

8/9/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation Curbs Epileptic Seizures in Rats

Implantable device short-circuits attacks, researcher says

8/8/2012
New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

8/7/2012
Study Uses Stem Cells to Boost Red Blood Cell Production

New method could dramatically increase transfusion blood supply, researchers say

8/6/2012
Brain's Connections May Predict Intelligence: Study

Intelligence based on prefrontal cortex's effective communication with rest of brain

8/3/2012
Human Culture May Date Back 44,000 Years

Artifacts found in South Africa reveal earliest use of poison and beeswax

8/3/2012
'Spray-on Skin' May Someday Heal Stubborn Leg Ulcers

But manufacturer-funded study is preliminary and treatment cost unknown

8/2/2012
Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

8/2/2012
Pregnant Mothers' Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth

Women's gut microbes become less 'normal' and less diverse as pregnancy progresses, study shows

8/1/2012
In Mice, Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Shows Promise Against MS

Amyloid beta has long been tied to dementia, but injections slowed MS progression

8/1/2012
Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells

Three new studies in mice may explain why some tumors resist aggressive treatment

7/30/2012
Humans Might Be Hard-Wired to 'Love Thy Neighbor'

Researchers report people were less likely to punish those standing closer to them

7/30/2012
Scientists ID New Gene Linked to Vision Loss in Infants

18 genes now associated with Leber congenital amaurosis, a rare inherited retinal disease

7/26/2012
HIV Undetectable in 2 Men After Bone Marrow Transplants: Study

But whether procedure or continued medication is responsible remains unclear

7/26/2012
Illegal 'Bath Salts' Mimic Cocaine in the Brain: Study

Bath salt is street name for a group of powerful, synthetic stimulants

7/26/2012
Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?

Mouse study suggests they prime the immune system to fight infections

7/26/2012
Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate

Although still in development, technology may help people with ALS, other movement problems

7/26/2012
Experimental Drug Suppresses Appetite in Mice: Study

Researchers say it might someday help humans lose weight

7/25/2012
Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes

New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

7/25/2012
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

7/25/2012
Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study

Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

7/25/2012
Experimental Chemical Helps Blind Mice See

Researchers say compound might one day benefit people who've lost their vision

7/25/2012
More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review

Off-label prescribing common because of lack of research on effects in younger populations

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/19/2012
Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

7/18/2012
Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow

Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

7/18/2012
Infection With 2 HIV Strains Slows Disease Progression

For people infected with HIV-2 and then HIV-1, it takes longer for AIDS to develop, study finds

7/18/2012
Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimer's

High blood levels of a substance linked to cell death, inflammation seemed to indicate higher risk

7/18/2012
Mouse With Human-Like Immune System Could Advance AIDS Research

Lack of a good animal model has long been an impediment to studying HIV, researchers note

7/18/2012
Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease

Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

7/18/2012
Certain Heart Meds May Give Chemo a Boost

Digitalis, digoxin appear to trigger immune response that helps kill tumor cells, study shows

7/17/2012
Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

However, findings on immune-based drug therapy are preliminary, experts say

7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

7/16/2012
FDA Approves 1st Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection

Once-daily Truvada intended for at-risk individuals, and agency says side effects must be monitored

7/12/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities

Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

7/12/2012
BPA Substitute Lurks in Paper Money, Receipts

BPS is replacing more well-known toxin, but may come with dangers of its own, experts say

7/11/2012
Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

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