Research and Development Health News

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6/15/2010
Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Risk of death is 1.3 times higher for those with MRSA in respiratory tract, study shows

6/15/2010
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say

6/15/2010
Females May Be Naturally More Prone to Stress: Animal Study

A male-only protein found in rats helps control stress signals in the brain, research shows

6/14/2010
Experimental Liver Transplant Approach Shows Early Promise

Goal is to produce transplantable liver organs out of discarded liver material

6/11/2010
Do Vodka Preferences Have a Chemical Basis?

Brands with higher concentration of ethanol molecule clusters tastier, study finds

6/11/2010
Depression Could Play a Role in Added Belly Fat

Depressed people often gain weight, study found, but overweight aren't more prone to depression

6/11/2010
Mystery of Santa Rosa Mummy May Be Solved

Clot caused by rare condition was likely fatal for 13th century girl, researchers say

6/10/2010
Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis

Thinning retina can signal onset, but routine test is a long way off, researchers say

6/7/2010
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Researchers caution finding was preliminary, effect seen only in early stages of disease

6/7/2010
Newer Drugs Beat Gleevec in Head-to-Head Trials

More chronic myeloid leukemia patients responded to Sprycel and Tasigna than Gleevec

6/7/2010
Researchers Report Treatment Headway Against Lung Cancer

Studies show combo chemotherapy, new drug prolonged lives of some with advanced disease

6/7/2010
Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

6/7/2010
Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Small trial found compound slowed drug-resistant medulloblastoma in children

6/7/2010
Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers

Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

6/7/2010
Drug Made From Sea Sponge Fights Advanced Breast Cancer

Eribulin extended survival after other chemotherapies had failed, study finds

6/3/2010
Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death

Technology helped researchers analyze bone fragments to rule out one of many theories

6/1/2010
Dog Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer in Small Study

Researchers believe canines have a role to play in disease detection

5/31/2010
Race Car Fans Develop Special Hearing Abilities

They can identify many vehicles by engine sounds alone, study shows

5/30/2010
Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

Human trials may begin next year

5/28/2010
Ebola Virus Thwarted After Exposure

Successful treatment in monkeys offers hope for humans, researchers say

5/27/2010
Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes

Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found

5/27/2010
Genes' Link to Certain Cancers Questioned

Because of their small size, studies tying genes to common tumors may be invalid, researchers say

5/26/2010
Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer

Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

5/25/2010
Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

5/24/2010
Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby

Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/21/2010
Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer

Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

5/21/2010
Other People's Cell Phone Conversations Really Are Annoying

The brain finds hearing half a conversation more distracting, study shows

5/21/2010
The Science Behind Musical Taste

Studies find harmonic arrangements, rhythm patterns draw listeners in or drive them away

5/20/2010
Scientists Map Genetic Codes of Human Microbes

First 178 of countless bacteria that live inside every person that team plans to sequence

5/19/2010
New Clues to Treating Immune System Disorders

Two noninvasive probes send snapshots of immune system in action, researchers say

5/18/2010
New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

5/17/2010
'Vine That Ate the South' Could Also Boost Smog Levels

Fast-growing kudzu plant affects soil, potentially increasing ozone pollution, scientists warn

5/17/2010
Technique Might Boost Women's Fertility

Scientists find way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, produce more eggs

5/13/2010
Effort to Cure Some Types of Hearing Loss Gets Big Boost

Scientists used mice to create functional inner-ear cells

5/13/2010
Small Changes in Two Genes May Trigger Breast Cancer

Testing for genetic variations might reveal women most at risk, researchers say

5/12/2010
Brain Cell Study Explains 'Eureka' Moment

Neuron activity changed suddenly after rats figured out something new, researchers say

5/11/2010
Few High-Quality Studies on Food Allergies, Say Reviewers

No uniform standards for diagnosing a food allergy even exist, researchers find

5/10/2010
New Way to Eliminate Source of Asthma?

Technique targets cells that trigger immune system reaction, researchers say

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
Gene Mutation Links Sporadic and Inherited ALS Cases

Researcher calls finding a 'game changer' for advancement of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapy

5/7/2010
Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes

These classifications can help explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert says

5/7/2010
Three Genes Linked to Variations in Eye Color

Findings could help advance criminal investigations, researcher says

5/6/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain

Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

5/6/2010
Scientists Map Neanderthal Genome

Shared genes point to interbreeding with modern humans

5/6/2010
Pig Pancreas Cells Help Type 1 Diabetics

Early trial finds technique is safe, improves blood sugar control

5/6/2010
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

5/5/2010
Scientists Unravel Secret of HIV Resistance

Gene that strengthens immune system may someday lead to vaccine, researchers say

5/3/2010
Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET

That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

4/30/2010
Genome Scan Gives Man Insight Into Future Health Risks

'We're at the dawn of a new age in genomics,' researcher says