Research and Development Health News

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2/9/2011
2 Experimental Drugs Show Promise for Rare Pancreatic Cancer

Survival with neuroendocrine tumors rose from 5 to 11 months, studies found

2/9/2011
'Pathway' Leading to Health Declines of Aging Identified

Mouse study found malfunctioning ends of chromosomes cause host of age-related health problems

2/9/2011
First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights

Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

2/4/2011
Video Suggests Mother Chimps May Grieve Death of an Infant

Study may improve understanding of how other primates respond to mortality, researchers say

2/2/2011
Scientists Discover Rare Vascular Disease

DNA analysis identifies ACDC, where calcification occurs in arteries of legs, feet

2/2/2011
Electrical Stimulation of the Brain May Spark Insight

Noninvasive procedure spurred study volunteers to come up with fresh ways to solve a problem

2/2/2011
Researchers Craft Blood Vessels for Heart, Kidney Patients

Ready-made and easily stored, bioengineered transplants did well in animal trials

2/2/2011
Scientists ID Genetic Clues to Parkinson's

Finding suggests DNA may play stronger role in disease than previously thought

2/1/2011
Key Protein May Warn of Future Spread of Cancer

High levels in tumor cells predicted metastasis with 90 percent accuracy, study finds

2/1/2011
Trained Labrador Can Sniff Out Colon Cancer, Researchers Say

Odor sensors may one day allow early cancer detection, Japanese scientists suggest

1/31/2011
New Therapies Offer Insight Into Battling Deadly Melanomas

Both use patient's immune cells to launch attack on malignant cells, but the research is preliminary

1/31/2011
New Oral Drugs Hailed for Treating MS

Next step, experts say, is to find ways to repair damage done by the disease

1/27/2011
Ancient Toolkit Holds Clues to Migration of Early Man

Finding sheds light on how modern humans became a 'global species,' researcher says

1/26/2011
Spotting Gene Variants May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment

Research zeroes in on patients with protection from drug-induced anemia

1/21/2011
Alzheimer's Scan Might Help Spot Disease

FDA panel's backing could pave way for important advance in the field, experts say

1/20/2011
Experts' Brains Work Differently Than Amateurs'

Study found professional shogi players used unique regions to play the chess-like game

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/19/2011
Scientists Map Key Structure HIV Uses to Infect Cells

Details on gene-delivering 'capsid' could point the way to new drugs

1/19/2011
New Clue to How Chinese Remedy Curbs Drinking

Study found kudzu root raises blood alcohol levels, might dampen desire for more alcohol

1/19/2011
Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

1/18/2011
Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's

Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

1/18/2011
Vein-Opening Treatment for MS Stirs Controversy

Preliminary research shows it may reduce fatigue, but intense doubt remains

1/16/2011
Sense of Touch May Influence Gender Perception

Notions of tough, tender may have some bodily truth, researchers say

1/14/2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

1/13/2011
Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens

Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

1/12/2011
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests

1/12/2011
Consumer Genetic Testing May Not Boost Users' Anxiety

But experts note validity, usefulness of direct-to-consumer tests still in question

1/12/2011
Matching Language, True Love?

Similar speaking styles spark romance, research finds

1/10/2011
People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine

They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

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