Research and Development Health News

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5/12/2011
Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers say patients should 'reconsider' taking antiretrovirals

5/11/2011
Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments

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

5/10/2011
Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks

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

5/10/2011
A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

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

5/9/2011
Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

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

5/6/2011
Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain

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

5/4/2011
New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study

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

4/29/2011
Could Chemicals in Wine Improve Stent Performance?

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

4/28/2011
Monkey See, Monkey Remember

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

4/28/2011
'Urgent Need' for Research on Cancer Among Minorities: U.S. Report

Cancer rate among minorities expected to double over next 20 years

4/26/2011
Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist

Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

4/25/2011
Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions

Study focuses on a brain wave known as an alpha rhythm

4/24/2011
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

4/22/2011
Dogs' DNA May Aid Research on Hereditary Parkinson's

Gene mutation that affects both Tibetan Terriers and humans could lead to treatment advances

4/22/2011
Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots

But overall risk of drospirenone-containing contraceptives remains small, experts say

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/21/2011
Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

4/20/2011
Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births

It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

4/20/2011
Many With Autism Also Have Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy: Study

Their seizures also tend to start earlier in childhood, research suggests

4/18/2011
Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

Findings from mouse, human research suggest new insights on the blood sugar disease

4/15/2011
Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma

U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/15/2011
Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma

Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads

4/15/2011
Whales Not Just Singing the Same Old Song, Researchers Say

Male humpbacks come up with new tunes that spread across the ocean, evidence shows

4/15/2011
Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar

Device also improves blood sugar control, but more research needed, reports study

4/14/2011
Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds

African languages tend to have more variety of sounds than those in other parts of the world

4/13/2011
Donor Lungs Kept Alive Outside Body

Technique could dramatically increase number of lungs available for transplant, says surgeon

4/13/2011
Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human Brain

It shows 1,000 anatomical sites, myriad of genetic details, researchers say

4/12/2011
Low-Intensity Exercise, Drug Combo Can Help Parkinson's Patients, Studies Show

Regimens improved movement and coordination, and reduced tremors

4/11/2011
New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

Experimental medication slowed the rate of brain atrophy and disease progression and relapse, study found

4/11/2011
New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst

Experts say findings could guide doctors in treatment decisions

4/11/2011
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trials

Some patients with lethal glioblastomas lived three years or longer

4/11/2011
Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study

Qnexa, a combo of phentermine and topiramate, did come with side effects, however

4/7/2011
Scientists Use Computer to 'Read' Human Thoughts

Technology could help disabled patients relate to world around them, findings suggest

4/7/2011
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in India Could Spread, Experts Say

Germs with a dangerous resistance gene are now in New Delhi water supply, study shows

4/6/2011
Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission

Findings shed light on virus' spread and may advance prevention efforts, researchers say

4/5/2011
Blood Marker Suggests Severity of Alzheimer's Disease

But study found it did not serve as warning sign of impending illness

4/4/2011
Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer

Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

4/4/2011
Scientists Spot 5 New Alzheimer's Genes

Finding more than doubles number of genes believed to contribute to the memory-robbing disease

4/4/2011
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem

Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

4/4/2011
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study

FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

4/1/2011
Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

Experimental technology uses cold, not neurotoxin, researchers say

3/30/2011
New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment

When added to current treatment, boceprevir significantly improves response rates, researchers say

3/24/2011
Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells

Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

3/23/2011
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

3/23/2011
Mouse Sperm Successfully Grown in Lab, Researchers Say

Study has potential to advance human infertility diagnosis and treatment, experts believe

3/21/2011
Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice

Gene manipulation produces common behaviors and provides model for testing drugs, expert says

3/18/2011
Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control

Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

3/18/2011
Report Highlights Shortage of HIV Care Providers in U.S.

Gap widening between number infected and those trained to treat these patients, experts say

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking