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Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study

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

Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?

While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

More Evidence CT Scans Better at Detecting Lung Cancer

Earlier treatment improves survival chances, experts say

Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment

Many tumors share similar mutated DNA, some of which might respond to available drugs, experts say

Organ Transplant Drug Might Treat Rapid-Aging Disease in Kids

Early trial with cells in lab shows promise, but much research remains to be done

Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

Trials of Type 1 Diabetes Vaccines Bring Mixed Results

One vaccine may combat disease's progression, but another fails human tests

Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier

They seem to be more likely to eat more rich foods, researchers report

New Drug Effectively Treats Hepatitis C

Adding Incivek to standard therapy also cut treatment time in half, researchers say

Simple Saliva Test Detects Your 'Real' Age

Assessment might prove useful in solving crimes and improving care, researchers say

Clues to Alzheimer's May Reside in Spinal Fluid

Researchers may be able to predict which people with fuzzy thinking will develop the brain disorder

Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links

Review of previous research ties five genetic variants to the deadly skin cancer

Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice

Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

Scientists Turn Memory On, Off in Rats With Flip of Switch

Discovery might someday benefit patients with brain injuries, researchers say

Scientists Pinpoint Parts of Brain That Help People Recognize Themselves

Finding could help in the development of prosthetics, researchers say

Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder

Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds

Device was associated with a greater amount of deep, restorative sleep, researchers say

Scientists Identify Genes Linked to Migraines

Inheriting any one of 3 gene variants raises risk for severe headaches by up to 15%, researchers say

City Pavement Affects Weather, Boosting Smog: Study

Urban development can alter wind patterns, causing buildup of pollutants, researchers say

Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

Two Drugs Shown to Prolong Survival in Advanced Melanoma Cases

Experts say results are first big news in years for treatment of this deadly cancer

Brown Fat Cells May One Day Help Combat Obesity

Scientists report that they grew 'good' fat cells that can burn calories in lab study

Even Ancient Men Seemed to Like Their Man Caves

Study found far more females moved away from birthplace, while males stayed close to home

Studies Refute Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contamination of human samples in the lab led to errors in influential 2009 study, scientists say

Tie Between 'Biomarkers,' Disease Often Overstated, Scientists Say

Small studies more likely than larger ones to exaggerate connections, study finds

Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol

Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

Scientists Appear One Step Closer to Reading Minds

Scottish researchers decoded information contained within certain brainwaves related to vision

Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

Airborne Germs May Spur Rain, Snow, Hail

Biological particles found at center of inner cores of hailstones, researchers say

Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs

Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified

Researchers hope to find way to extend life expectancy for people with this inherited disease

Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Movement

If replicated, procedure may eventually help others with spine injuries

Punches Land Harder When Delivered From Above: Study

Findings may help explain why early humans developed the ability to stand -- and fight -- upright

Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function

Study suggests it helps brain focus on those people who might pose a threat

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends

Even maximum compression unlikely to result in harm to patients, researchers say

Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

Infection rate fell by 96% if infected individual took antiretroviral meds sooner rather than later, study found

Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers say patients should 'reconsider' taking antiretrovirals

Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments

But the research is preliminary, so human benefits won't come any time soon

Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks

Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

But until better data exists, experts still advise practicing good health habits

Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain

Study sheds light on development of brain's cerebral cortex, key to many high-level functions

New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study

Leads of the minimally invasive device are just under the skin, making patient care easier, researchers say

Could Chemicals in Wine Improve Stent Performance?

When tested in rats, coated stents led to less inflammation, study finds

Monkey See, Monkey Remember

Like humans, rhesus monkeys have recall and recognition memory, study finds

'Urgent Need' for Research on Cancer Among Minorities: U.S. Report

Cancer rate among minorities expected to double over next 20 years

Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist

Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions

Study focuses on a brain wave known as an alpha rhythm

What Makes a Face Appealing to the Opposite Sex?

Those who think women prefer men to have a square jaw are in for a surprise