Research and Development Health News

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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

11/2/2011
Clearing Out 'Old Cells' Might Make for Healthier Old Age

In mouse study, eliminating derelict cells seemed to postpone diseases of aging, scientists say

11/1/2011
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

11/1/2011
New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial

Experimental drug, ocrelizumab, reduced active brain lesions in study patients

10/28/2011
High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old

Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

10/27/2011
Python Findings Shed Light on Human Heart Health

After feeding, snake blood has high levels of enzymes that protect the heart

10/26/2011
For Those With Mystery Illnesses, a 'Clinic of Last Resort'

Americans with rare, debilitating diseases come to national center hoping for diagnosis

10/25/2011
Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

10/25/2011
HIV Medication Patch Shows Promise in Early Trial

Could help patients adhere to treatment regimens, researchers say

10/24/2011
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study

Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

10/19/2011
Steroids Given to Preemies May Harm Brain Growth: Study

The drugs help breathing but should be used with utmost caution, researchers say

10/18/2011
Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium

Research could provide clues for diagnosing, treating malignancies, study says

10/18/2011
Report Tracks Patient Outcomes at 5,000 U.S. Hospitals

Researchers also outline who is using the Internet to compare doctors, hospitals

10/14/2011
Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases

American Academy of Neurology Foundation marks 20th anniversary with call for research support

10/12/2011
Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease

Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

10/10/2011
New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

Small trial found it lowered levels of brain-clogging plaque, but unclear if that will slow disease

10/6/2011
Scientists Spot New Clues to HIV-Linked Dementia

Distinct types of the virus hide out in cerebrospinal fluid, research shows

10/5/2011
Monkeys Use Brain Power, Not Hands, to 'Move' Virtual Objects

Researchers say findings from animal study might help quadriplegic patients some day

10/5/2011
Scientists Engineer Mice That Have Autism

Researcher says other mouse models of disease exist, but this comes closer to mirroring disorder in humans

10/5/2011
Raw Sewage a New Frontier for Scientists

Diverse collection of viruses awaits exploration, researchers say