Research and Development Health News

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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

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