Research and Development Health News

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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

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