Research and Development Health News

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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

9/30/2011
Cocaine Increases Risk for Glaucoma: Study

Abusers with the eye disease significantly younger than other glaucoma patients who did not do drugs

9/29/2011
Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's

The protein kills nerve cells in the nose, animal study finds

9/29/2011
'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study

Sixty percent of volunteers became more 'open' -- and stayed that way for more than a year

9/28/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk

Body seems to use brain's downtime to clear away disease-related material, researchers say

9/27/2011
U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

9/23/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

9/22/2011
New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Nine labs failed to spot CFS patients based on presence of XMRV in blood alone

9/22/2011
Scientists Reconstruct the 'Movies in Our Minds'

Using MRI scans and computers, they interpreted brain patterns as people watched film trailers

9/21/2011
Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease

In early trial, highest dose slowed progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

9/20/2011
Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

9/20/2011
The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

9/19/2011
Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

9/16/2011
Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced

Father's blood-clotting mutation prompts genetic testing, then genetic sequencing

9/16/2011
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

9/16/2011
U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

9/14/2011
Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

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