Research and Development Health News

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1/7/2011
Gestures May 'Shape' Thoughts

Study found using hands to describe a task cemented knowledge of it

1/7/2011
Healthy Brain Development May Be a Matter of Timing

Study in worms finds far-reaching effects for early connections between cells

1/6/2011
Early Steps Toward an Alzheimer's Blood Test

Different immune system proteins exist in the blood of people with the disease, study finds

1/6/2011
Doctor Behind Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud'

British report in medical journal alleges he twisted facts on cases involving 12 children

1/5/2011
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report

Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

1/5/2011
Genetic Tests May Help Track Unknown Criminals by Hair Color

DNA from blood, sperm or saliva is 80% to 90% accurate, study shows

1/5/2011
Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds

Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

1/4/2011
Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness

Finding might someday lead to hair-loss treatments, researchers say

1/4/2011
Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer

Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

12/30/2010
Research Sheds Light on 'Starvation Hormone'

Study reveals how adiponectin influences different processes in the body

12/29/2010
U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition

Discovery may lead to better treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease

12/29/2010
Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars

Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/22/2010
Gene Mutation Suggests New Treatment Target for Specific Lymphoma

Findings may one day aid patients with cancer subtype now marked by a low survival rate, study suggests

12/22/2010
Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

12/22/2010
New Drug Strategy Shows Promise Against HIV

Experimental agent disrupts mechanism virus uses to enter cells, scientists say

12/21/2010
Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome

Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

12/21/2010
Researchers Turn White Fat to Energy-Burning Brown Fat in Mice

Finding could potentially lead to new treatments for obesity

12/15/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development

More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

12/15/2010
Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time

Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

12/14/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Adrenal Gland Tumor Risk

Scientists identify 13 new gene variations associated with one condition

12/14/2010
States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S.

Study finds federal government still contributes more overall on other types of stem cell research

12/13/2010
Scientists Raise Fat-Burning Levels in Mice

Removing a cellular receptor for the ghrelin protein could point way to obesity control

12/13/2010
Researchers Turn Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissue in Lab

Feat may further understanding of bowel-related diseases

12/8/2010
Imitation the Quickest Way to Grasp a Foreign Accent

Study found copying speech of speaker boosted comprehension

12/6/2010
Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat

Research also suggests difficult-to-treat depression isn't unrecognized bipolar disorder

12/3/2010
Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

12/1/2010
Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

12/1/2010
Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection

Measuring electrical activity of retina, researchers say, reveals early changes in disease process

11/30/2010
Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism

Mitochondria, energy center of cell, found impaired in some, researchers report

11/29/2010
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

11/25/2010
Mammals Grew Big After Dinosaurs Died Off: Analysis

Less competition for food led to rapid evolution, researchers suggest

11/24/2010
Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery

Mechanism for death of critical immune cells identified in study

11/19/2010
Medical Advances Improving Lives, Surveyed Docs Say

'Constant progress and changing technology' plus physician expertise help meet patient needs: expert

11/19/2010
Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity

Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

11/19/2010
Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline

Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

11/18/2010
Key Brain Area for Vision May Be Organized by Color

Finding in monkeys might further understanding of perception, attention, researchers say

11/17/2010
Despite FDA Warning, Avandia Use Varies Across U.S.

Diabetes drug offers case study that some doctors don't get or heed alerts, study says

11/17/2010
Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis

This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow

11/16/2010
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

11/16/2010
Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice

By turning off a genetic sequence, researchers said they raised the animals' HDL levels

11/16/2010
U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study

In total, faked, erroneous data led to retractions of nearly 800 papers over past decade

11/16/2010
Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack

While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

11/16/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/15/2010
Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

11/15/2010
Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise

Levels have doubled in people over 55 since the '70s, study says

11/15/2010
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

11/12/2010
Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

People with this DNA twice as likely to donate to charity as those without it, researchers found