Research and Development Health News

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10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/25/2010
Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients

Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report

10/24/2010
Mosquito Evolution May Make It Harder to Fight Malaria: Study

Two distinct species developing faster than expected, scientists say

10/22/2010
New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

10/21/2010
Clenching Muscles May Boost Willpower

But it only works if the goal is in line with your values, researchers say

10/21/2010
Peer Support May Bring Better Control of Diabetes

Drop in blood sugar levels equivalent of using oral diabetes drug, study finds

10/20/2010
New Tumor Marker May Improve Cancer Detection: Study

Hormone receptor not normally seen outside the reproductive organs shows up in many tumors

10/20/2010
Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression

Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

10/20/2010
Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec

Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/17/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans

Gene research might lead to drugs to preserve auditory function, study suggests

10/15/2010
Tyrannosarus Rex Was a Cannibal

Fossil bones of meat-eating dinosaur show 'frequent' T-Rex tooth marks, paleontologist finds

10/13/2010
Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice

Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

10/11/2010
First Patient Treated in U.S.-Approved Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

Unnamed individual is receiving controversial cells to treat spinal cord injury

10/11/2010
Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes

However, environment and lifestyle still play key roles, experts say

10/8/2010
New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening

Optical sweep of cells from cheek lining may detect which patients need more testing, study finds

10/7/2010
Most Americans Back Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Poll

Wide range of support, including Republicans, Catholics and born-again Christians, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

10/6/2010
Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial

It's 'the end of the story' for rolofylline against this tough-to-treat condition, researcher says

10/6/2010
Bacteria Identified as New Foe for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Infection with S. maltophilia may cause serious flare-ups, study says

10/5/2010
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

10/4/2010
Video May Help Predict Which Embryos Will Survive IVF

Researchers say method could improve odds of getting pregnant with in vitro fertilization

10/2/2010
Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor

Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

10/1/2010
Hundreds of Genes May Influence Your Height

Study debunks notion of a single 'short' or 'tall' determinant

9/30/2010
Researchers Create Molecule That Attacks Cancer Genes' 'Instruction Manual'

Findings from cell, animal experiments may hold promise for rare, fatal cancer, researchers say

9/30/2010
Monkey See, Monkey Do Understand

Rhesus display self-awareness when spotting themselves in a mirror, new research shows

9/29/2010
New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed

More trials needed, but method would identify folks in need of colonoscopy

9/27/2010
In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

Older drug-eluting model prevents more major cardiac events than a newer version, researchers find

9/24/2010
Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests

Therapy seemed to improve rats' memory after trauma, but more research needed, experts say

9/24/2010
'Self-Touch' May Reduce Pain, Study Finds

British researchers' experiment seems to fool the brain

9/24/2010
As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall

Included in big breakthroughs, experts say, are changes people make in their everyday lives

9/24/2010
Mixed Report on Women's Health Research

Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

9/23/2010
Gene Variations May Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Findings could lead to drug advances, researchers say

9/23/2010
Animal Studies Offer Insights Into MS

Scientists eye alternative, 'potentially reversible' source of neural damage

9/23/2010
Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

9/22/2010
New Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement Looks Promising

Less-invasive option may help patients who can't withstand open-heart surgery

9/20/2010
Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

9/20/2010
Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder

Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/14/2010
Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry Ties

Lax reporting of device makers' payments to researchers are cause for concern, report says

9/14/2010
In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate Higher in Spring, Study Suggests

Reproductive expert cautions against waiting for "prime" season, however

9/14/2010
Fast-Freeze May Help Sperm Survive Storage, Study Finds

Method might pave way for HIV-positive men to donate sperm safely, researchers say

9/13/2010
Biomarkers May Aid in Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Treatment options remain limited, researchers note

9/13/2010
Researchers Develop Touch-Sensitive 'e-Skin'

May be used in robots and possibly one day to restore a sense of touch to patients with prosthetic limbs

9/8/2010
2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer

Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

9/8/2010
Immune System Genes Show Links to Type 1 Diabetes

Finding is starting point for new work on the disease's origins, possible treatment, experts say

9/3/2010
Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oil's Benefits

Giving rodents omega-3 fatty acids helped counteract inflammation that can lead to diabetes

9/2/2010
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

9/2/2010
Most Study Volunteers Seem Willing to Share Genetic Data

But they want to be asked before info enters a national database, study finds