Research and Development Health News

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

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

9/23/2010
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

9/1/2010
Lung Damage From Secondhand Smoke Observed in Rats

Findings may aid efforts to develop new ways to treat respiratory diseases in people, researchers say

9/1/2010
Immune System Research Sees Many Similarities Among People

Findings may lead to better diagnosis, treatment of cancers, autoimmune diseases, study says

9/1/2010
Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Rate in Mice

Findings reflect those of population studies in humans, researchers say

8/31/2010
Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk

Two teams report on role chromosome 9 seems to play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

8/30/2010
Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice

Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

8/26/2010
Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn

Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

8/25/2010
Biosynthetic Corneas Show Promise in Transplants

They improved vision without side effects, small study found

8/25/2010
Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling

Experts say judge's injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

8/24/2010
Scientists Dismayed by Stem Cell Research Ruling

Experts say the injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

8/23/2010
More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

8/23/2010
Scientists Shock Spuds in Bid to Boost Antioxidants

Exposure to ultrasound also improved nutritional levels, researchers claim

8/23/2010
Scientists Create Fertile Ground for Growing Stem Cells

New synthetic surface should 'make it easier for the cells to divide and grow,' they say

8/18/2010
Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival

While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

8/18/2010
Novel Ovarian Cancer Test Shows Promise

In early experiments, new method displayed 100% accuracy, researchers say

8/17/2010
Beer Linked to Psoriasis in Women

Long-term study finds higher risk with regular brew, but not light beer or wine

8/13/2010
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied for Alzheimer's

Small study shows "no clear clinical benefit" but warrants further research, scientists say

8/13/2010
Length of Research Volunteer Consent Forms May Not Matter

Participants understood the key points of the study when given either long or short forms, experts say

8/12/2010
Burning Candle at Both Ends Harmful?

A rat study suggests too little sleep has effects similar to that of total sleep deprivation

8/11/2010
Dogs' Features Set By a Handful of Genetic Regions: Study

Finding may eventually help scientists better understand inherited physical traits in humans

8/11/2010
Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder

Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

8/11/2010
Lithium of No Benefit in ALS, Study Finds

Two doses tested did not help patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say

8/11/2010
Some Monkeys Naturally Resist AIDS, Research Shows

Even a high viral load doesn't cause the disease to develop in sooty mangabeys, scientists found

8/11/2010
Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

8/11/2010
Discovery Moves Use of Stone Tools Back 800,000 Years

Team found evidence of two animal bones that had been marked by eating tools

8/9/2010
'Biomarkers' Could Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early, Studies Suggest

Levels of 3 proteins might point to impending trouble and someday help with diagnosis, treatment

8/9/2010
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep

Bursts of brain activity called 'spindles' may keep loud noise from disturbing sleep, study suggests

8/5/2010
What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?

Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

8/5/2010
Bat Species Facing Regional Extinction From Fungal Disease

Millions of bats have died over the last 4 years from 'white-nose syndrome,' research shows

8/4/2010
New Drug Studied for Hard-to-Treat Vascular Condition

Clinical trials suggest icatibant safe, effective against life-threatening swelling of hereditary angioedema

8/4/2010
Device May Help Spot Hidden Graves Without Digging

Air test allows investigators to detect bodies buried beneath concrete, scientists say