Research and Development Health News

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9/13/2011
Many Alzheimer's Cases Go Unrecognized: Report

Late diagnosis hinders even the limited treatments available, experts say

9/13/2011
New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients

Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

9/12/2011
High Cholesterol Might Be Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Unclear whether it may cause the devastating illness or is a sign of it, researcher says

9/12/2011
Public Often Unaware of a Drug's Safety Record -- Or Lack of One

Better-informed patients tend to make safer med choices, study finds

9/8/2011
New X-Rays Offer Clues on Evolution of the Human Brain

Shape of ancient fossil consistent with gradual reorganization in frontal brain, researchers say

9/1/2011
Scientists Use Stem Cells for Blood 'Self-Transfusion'

Though preliminary, process might help those too ill to donate blood before needing a transfusion

8/31/2011
Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

8/31/2011
More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's

Theory that the movement disorder occurs randomly is changing, researcher says

8/29/2011
New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

8/28/2011
Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Older male birds most likely to engage in aggressive song-sharing bouts, study shows

8/26/2011
Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids

Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

8/24/2011
Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could be important when treatments become available, experts say

8/24/2011
Specialized Adult Stem Cells Re-Grow Fingertips

Study finds they are not 'jack of all trades' cells, as previously thought

8/22/2011
Researchers Say They've Found Common Cause of All Types of ALS

Might lead one day to new treatments for the condition, also called Lou Gehrig's disease

8/22/2011
Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

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