Research and Development Health News

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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

2/27/2012
Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs

Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

2/23/2012
Earliest Known Horse Shrank Due to Warming Planet: Report

Analysis of fossilized teeth reveals new evidence of link between mammals' body size and global temps

2/22/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

Most-hopeless patients gained several months, study says

2/17/2012
Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age

Preliminary study says communication links in brain drop off before symptoms appear

2/16/2012
Genome Map Might Help Save Tasmanian Devil From Extinction

Research may spur strategies to stop spread of facial cancer that threatens species

2/16/2012
Health Insurance 'Mandate' Deemed Best Value for Money

More people covered, federal dollars saved with U.S. health insurance requirement, analysis says

2/8/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory, Study Says

Preliminary results suggest method might hold promise for dementia patients

2/3/2012
Could a Blood Test Help Spot Depression?

Small study suggests 'biomarker' levels might help support a diagnosis, but more research needed

2/2/2012
Pleasure in Scratching an Itch May Depend on Location

Sensation is especially intense in ankles, researchers say

2/2/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection

If validated, finding might open doors to new therapies, even a vaccine, experts say

2/2/2012
Scientists May Be Closer to Developing 'Red Wine' Drug

Resveratrol's secrets revealed in work with mice

2/2/2012
Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study

Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say

2/1/2012
Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in Trial

Vaccine-based approach didn't affect insulin needs or other markers

2/1/2012
Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study

It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

2/1/2012
Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind

Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

2/1/2012
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say

Patients may regain some function after treatment, preliminary research suggests

1/31/2012
Stem Cells May Further Hepatitis C Research

Using liver-like cells, scientists hope to learn how some people resist infection

1/31/2012
U.S. Advisers Explain Request to Censor Bird Flu Research

Published details of experiments could be used for harmful purposes, experts warn

1/30/2012
Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive?

High-frequency treatment lowered sperm counts in rats, study says

1/27/2012
Native Americans May Have Trekked From Siberia

Anthropologists trace origins to region known as the Altai

1/27/2012
People May Lie More When Texting: Study

Researchers suggest it's easier to deceive than when in person or during video chat

1/27/2012
Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return

But it's not clear yet how helpful the molecular exam will be, experts say

1/25/2012
Active Ingredient in Viagra Shrunk Disfiguring Growths in Kids

But, the finding is preliminary and the treatment is expensive, researchers note

1/25/2012
Oldest Known Dinosaur Nesting Site Found

Containing fossilized eggs and tiny footprints, it's estimated to be 190 million years old

1/24/2012
Could 'Magic' Mushrooms Ease Depression?

Small studies found key ingredient lowered activity in areas of brain linked to mood disorder

1/23/2012
Small Stem Cell Study Claims Early Success in Treating Eye Disease

Two patients appeared to benefit from therapy for macular degeneration

1/23/2012
New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?

Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

1/20/2012
Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research

Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

1/19/2012
Can Coffee Really Thwart Type 2 Diabetes?

Three potentially beneficial compounds identified in lab study

1/18/2012
New Drug Combo for Hepatitis C Shows Promise

Called 'watershed' research, study reports success with oral meds

1/18/2012
Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers Identified

New study suggests ways around the risk for patients

1/18/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/18/2012
Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

Drug extended survival by one month in those with advanced disease

1/17/2012
Experimental Blood Thinner Given Before Surgery Shows Benefit

Cangrelor has potential to reduce clot risk with low bleeding problems in heart patients, study finds

1/17/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/17/2012
Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

1/17/2012
Heavier Ex-NFL Players May Be Prone to Brain Decline

But experts say the new study findings may not include all contributing factors

1/17/2012
Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

1/16/2012
Your Taste for Fat May Reside in Your Genes

Individual sensitivity might influence what and how much you eat, small study suggests

1/13/2012
Salt Water Won't Stop Python Invasion in Florida: Experts

Burmese snakes survived in salty environment, suggesting they might spread from Everglades

1/13/2012
'Exoskeleton' Helps Paralyzed Stand, Take Steps

More research needed to see if it strengthens muscles, experts say

1/12/2012
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

1/11/2012
Gene Research Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

One symptom, cold urticaria, is a potentially serious disorder triggered by exposure to low temperatures

1/11/2012
Mouse Study Give Clues to Why Exercise Is Healthy

Naturally occurring muscle protein has 'clear therapeutic potential,' researcher says

1/11/2012
Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

Tissue samples, sensitive blood analyses show promise for early diagnosis, treatment

1/11/2012
Novel Stem Cell Treatment May Hold Promise for Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists try to 're-educate' patient's immune cells to begin producing insulin

1/10/2012
Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria

Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

1/10/2012
Mixed News on Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

One drug made little difference, another showed promise in mice with genetic mutation

1/10/2012
Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome

Patients taking memantine had more serious adverse events than those given placebo