Research and Development Health News

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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

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