Research and Development Health News

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1/9/2012
Nicotine Patches, Gums Won't Help Smokers Quit Long-Term: Study

Researchers say finding underscores real-world challenges facing those looking to quit

1/6/2012
Mice Exposed to Smoke Helped by Blood Pressure Drug: Study

Research may hold hope for treating smoking-related lung diseases in humans

1/5/2012
Scientists Create First Monkeys With Mixed Genomes

Genetic material from six genomes made babies, researchers report

1/4/2012
Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers

Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

1/4/2012
Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise

But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

1/3/2012
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years

1/3/2012
Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients

Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

12/29/2011
Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Research may lead to a screening option for those who might be at hereditary risk

12/28/2011
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix

Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

12/24/2011
Study Shows How Busy Reindeer Keep Their Cool

Research involved monitoring the animals' brains while they trotted on treadmills

12/23/2011
Scientists Ponder Santa's High-Tech Secrets

He seems to possess scientific savvy -- quantum theory, anyone? -- that lets him circle the globe in one night

12/22/2011
Journal Retracts Faulty Chronic Fatigue Study

Science statement puts to rest two-year controversy, dashes hopes for treatments

12/21/2011
Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors

Findings could spur new treatments for more common cancers, study suggests

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/15/2011
Experts Urge Limits on Medical Research on Chimpanzees

U.S. government-mandated report says the animals need only be used in select instances

12/12/2011
Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia

Study finds differences between patients with and without mental decline

12/12/2011
Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

12/12/2011
Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too

It was well-tolerated by children younger than 4, study finds

12/7/2011
Chimps Shed Light on How Humans Learned to Share

Their behavior seems to be affected by their environment, research suggests

12/7/2011
Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer

Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

12/6/2011
Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility

Egg cells aged earlier than body cells in roundworms, study found

12/6/2011
Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds

But it is unknown if the beneficial effect actually cuts heart risks, researchers say

12/5/2011
More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD

Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

12/4/2011
Rare Seizure Disorder Gives Clues About Brain's Laughter Center

Brain lesions in the hypothalamus trigger laughing seizures, study shows

12/1/2011
FDA Moves to Speed Development of Artificial Pancreas Systems

Agency suggests more flexible requirements for clinical trials leading to approval

12/1/2011
Studies in Mice May Offer Clues to Cleft Lip

Scientists corrected the birth defect in mouse embryos, study says

12/1/2011
AIDS Research Holds Promise for Reducing HIV Transmission Rates

'Extraordinary advances' prompt some to dare to dream of a cure

11/30/2011
Drug May Dampen Dangerous Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplants

Low doses of interleukin-2 eased most severe symptoms of graft-versus-host disease in cancer patients

11/25/2011
Yawning May Cool the Brain When Needed

Study also found sinuses act like a bellows, help keep brain the right temperature

11/24/2011
1st Artificial Windpipe Made With Stem Cells Seems Successful

Using patient's own cells to create custom airway cut risk for transplant rejection, scientists say

11/23/2011
Scientists Reveal Monarch Butterfly Genome

Research will shed light on understanding of long-distance migratory species, report says

11/23/2011
Gene Shortage Might Lead to Shorter Height, Study Says

In two separate groups, shortest people were missing copies of genes

11/18/2011
Young Chimps Play Much Like Children Do

Finding could shed light on human behavior, scientists say

11/15/2011
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise in Early Research

If proven, it could cut bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, but more study needed

11/14/2011
Stem Cells Show Promise in Healing Damaged Hearts

3 studies show cells sourced from bone marrow or the heart itself may help after heart attack

11/14/2011
Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

11/14/2011
Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

11/10/2011
Cave Art Accurately Depicted Horses of Different Colors

DNA evidence proves that 'leopard-spotted' horses in ancient paintings existed, report says

11/9/2011
Experimental Drug Slims Obese Monkeys

Killing fat cells in the blood signals potential new approach to weight loss, but more research needed, experts say

11/9/2011
Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

11/8/2011
Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

Small study finds excess number of neurons in region responsible for communication

11/8/2011
New Drug Shows Promise Against Huntington's Disease

Study suggests pridopidine eases symptoms, but doesn't attack origins of the disease

11/7/2011
Scientific Brilliance Doesn't Always Peak Young

New study of Nobel Prize winners suggests many discoveries made in late adulthood

11/7/2011
Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus

Experimental treatments altered immune response in small, preliminary studies

11/4/2011
Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says

Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

11/4/2011
Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified

In boys, the gene variation was associated with about a 15% increased risk, study finds

11/3/2011
More Targeted Treatments Key to Progress in War on Cancer: Report

Major cancer organization also calls for streamlined clinical trials

11/3/2011
Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon

Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

11/2/2011
Using Drug for Prevention Might Help in Hard-to-Treat Hemophilia

For some patients, using medicine to stave off, not just treat bleeds, could decrease joint damage