Research and Development Health News

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11/10/2016
DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study

Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

11/7/2016
Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

10/28/2016
Experimental Medicine Might Rescue People With Drug-Resistant HIV

'This is potentially a lifesaving therapy,' researcher says

10/14/2016
Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body

The hope is to revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed and treated

10/14/2016
Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

10/13/2016
Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

10/13/2016
Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

10/12/2016
Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?

Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

10/11/2016
Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

10/5/2016
A Better Diabetes Test?

Scientists say their mathematical formula improves accuracy of standard blood screen

9/28/2016
Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts

Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

9/28/2016
FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

9/26/2016
Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

9/21/2016
Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study

Laquinimod seemed to slow progression of the neurological disorder, but human trials needed

9/21/2016
Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme

Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

9/14/2016
Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

9/6/2016
Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

9/1/2016
New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning

Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

8/30/2016
Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/29/2016
Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier

A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/25/2016
Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA

Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

8/24/2016
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/22/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/11/2016
U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules

Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

8/11/2016
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

7/29/2016
Humans Can Pass Staph Germs to Monkeys

Scientists found evidence of transmission between species in Gambia as recently as 7 years ago

7/29/2016
Archeological Finds Push First Known Cancer Back 2 Million Years

Discoveries challenge belief that it is a modern-day disease

7/29/2016
Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

7/27/2016
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

7/20/2016
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

7/14/2016
Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells

Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

7/13/2016
'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working

But research is still in early stages, experts note

7/12/2016
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study

Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

7/12/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness

Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

7/11/2016
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes

Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

7/7/2016
Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs

Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

7/6/2016
Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

7/1/2016
2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

7/1/2016
Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

6/29/2016
Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

6/20/2016
Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

6/17/2016
Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

6/10/2016
MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says

6/3/2016
Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

6/2/2016
Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds