Research and Development Health News

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8/18/2011
Black Scientists Less Likely to Receive NIH Research Grants

Federal officials call study findings unacceptable; pledge immediate action

8/18/2011
Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

8/17/2011
Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress

Tool looking at exhaled anesthesia superior to brain monitoring, study finds

8/17/2011
New Uses Found for Old Drugs

An anti-seizure medication could help treat Crohn's disease, study shows

8/17/2011
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer

Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

8/16/2011
Does Her Diabetes Differ From His?

Yes, say scientists who see need for gender-specific drug treatments

8/11/2011
Prehistoric Water Reptile's Social Life Similar to Dolphins: Study

A fossil 78 million years old confirms plesiosaurs gave birth to live young rather than laying eggs

8/11/2011
Medical Tattoo Tracks Body Functions

Could one day be used instead of wires, electrodes for testing, inventor says

8/11/2011
Like Those in Humans, Baby Chimps' Forebrains Immature

White matter increases, but not at the same rate as human infants, study finds

8/10/2011
Drug Duo Appears to Combat Infections of Lung Linings

New approach to pleural infection reduces fever, drains fluid better than standard treatment, study finds

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

8/10/2011
Human Cells Used to Make Replacement Anal Sphincters in Mice

Goal is to one day use patient's own cells to build implant for those with incontinence, scientists say

8/10/2011
Tracking Lyme Disease in Dogs May Help Protect Humans

Canine blood tests can indicate high-risk areas for people, CDC researchers say

8/9/2011
Going Full-Tilt Into Turns May Ease Motion Sickness on Trains

On tilting trains, changing timing and speed of tilt can improve passenger comfort, researchers say

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/5/2011
Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own

Researchers say biological joints now in development could supplant today's artificial ones

8/4/2011
Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise for Kidney Disease

Studies show that collected kidney cells can be reprogrammed to grow into any type of kidney cell

8/3/2011
Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise

But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

8/3/2011
Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma

Lebrikizumab targets receptor involved in respiratory condition a different way, experts say

8/3/2011
Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers

Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

8/3/2011
'Infrared Detector' May Lead Vampire Bat to Blood

Scientists identify heat-seeking molecules

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

8/2/2011
Bio-Engineered Spinal Discs Appear Successful in Rats

Made of cells and collagen, these implants might someday help humans with tough to treat back pain

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

7/28/2011
Vaccine to Prevent Heroin High Works in Animals

Rats given the vaccine were less likely to push levers to obtain more drug, study finds

7/27/2011
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease

Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

7/27/2011
Gene Study Sheds Light on Deadly German E. Coli Strain

Scientists caution against use of certain antibiotics in the treatment of this infection

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/27/2011
Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests

Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/25/2011
Antibiotics Beat Cranberries at Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Study

Protected against recurrence twice as long as cranberry extract pill, researchers say

7/25/2011
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit

Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

7/22/2011
Dolphins' Superior Ability to Heal May Help Humans

Understanding how they thwart pain, resist infection may advance field of wound treatment, researcher says

7/22/2011
Ancient Footprints Reveal Earliest Signs of Human-Like Gait

Trails found in Tanzania suggest fully upright walking began nearly 4 million years ago

7/21/2011
Psychological Distancing May Be Key to Wisdom

People who look at things in a self-centered way less likely to reason wisely, research suggests

7/20/2011
Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema

Rare cases where a patient has both conditions yield up crucial information

7/20/2011
Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer

Proponents see it as valuable medical tool, but others aren't sure it will help the individual all that much

7/20/2011
Experimental Drug Might Help Fight Alzheimer's After All

Certain patients with mild to moderate symptoms may benefit from treatment, study finds

7/18/2011
Human Stem Cells Used to Fix Damaged Mouse Heart

Findings could help in the advancement of stem cell therapy, scientists suggest

7/18/2011
More Evidence That Early Treatment Can Stop HIV's Spread to Partners

When infected partner got meds soon after diagnosis, spread to uninfected partner fell by 96%, study found

7/18/2011
Ex-NFL Players May Face Higher Brain Damage Risk, Study Says

But there's no proof of cause-and-effect, experts say, calling for more research

7/15/2011
Dogs Adept at Reading People's Minds

Study found they use that to their advantage when begging for food

7/15/2011
Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine

Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

7/15/2011
Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

7/14/2011
Antibody Finding Might Help in Search for HIV Vaccine

Researchers find 'soldiers' of immune system keep AIDS virus from getting inside cells

7/12/2011
Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer

Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

7/7/2011
Female Ancestor of All Living Polar Bears Was Brown

Historic bear lived in vicinity of present-day Ireland up to 50,000 years ago, scientists say

7/6/2011
Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials

Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

7/6/2011
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate

SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

7/5/2011
Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study

Better response, progression-free survival time seen with Tarceva in trial patients