Research and Development Health News

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12/8/2010
Imitation the Quickest Way to Grasp a Foreign Accent

Study found copying speech of speaker boosted comprehension

12/6/2010
Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat

Research also suggests difficult-to-treat depression isn't unrecognized bipolar disorder

12/3/2010
Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

12/1/2010
Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

12/1/2010
Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection

Measuring electrical activity of retina, researchers say, reveals early changes in disease process

11/30/2010
Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism

Mitochondria, energy center of cell, found impaired in some, researchers report

11/29/2010
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

11/25/2010
Mammals Grew Big After Dinosaurs Died Off: Analysis

Less competition for food led to rapid evolution, researchers suggest

11/24/2010
Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery

Mechanism for death of critical immune cells identified in study

11/19/2010
Medical Advances Improving Lives, Surveyed Docs Say

'Constant progress and changing technology' plus physician expertise help meet patient needs: expert

11/19/2010
Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity

Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

11/19/2010
Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline

Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

11/18/2010
Key Brain Area for Vision May Be Organized by Color

Finding in monkeys might further understanding of perception, attention, researchers say

11/17/2010
Despite FDA Warning, Avandia Use Varies Across U.S.

Diabetes drug offers case study that some doctors don't get or heed alerts, study says

11/17/2010
Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis

This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow

11/16/2010
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

11/16/2010
Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice

By turning off a genetic sequence, researchers said they raised the animals' HDL levels

11/16/2010
U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study

In total, faked, erroneous data led to retractions of nearly 800 papers over past decade

11/16/2010
Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack

While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

11/16/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/15/2010
Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

11/15/2010
Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise

Levels have doubled in people over 55 since the '70s, study says

11/15/2010
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

11/12/2010
Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

People with this DNA twice as likely to donate to charity as those without it, researchers found

11/12/2010
Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year

Advances in treating type 1 diabetes best news as World Diabetes Day approaches

11/11/2010
Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier

If findings lead to reliable test, kidney failure might be prevented, researchers say

11/11/2010
Happiness Is a Focused Mind

When people's minds wandered, they reported more dissatisfaction, study found

11/10/2010
Source of an Itch Studied in Mice

Same nerve cells that cause burn-related pain involved in itchiness, research shows

11/9/2010
Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin

Discovery could benefit surgical, cancer, anemia patients, researchers say

11/9/2010
Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease

Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

11/8/2010
New Drug, Pradaxa, May Prevent Second Stroke in Certain Heart Patients

As effective as anticlotting drug warfarin among those with atrial fibrillation, study found

11/8/2010
Spending Months in Space May Cause Long-Term Bone Loss

Crew members on extended missions still had lower than normal bone density a year after return

11/4/2010
Protein Differences May Explain Long-Term HIV Control

Scientists say small variation keeps some infected patients healthy without medicine

11/4/2010
Sleep Appears to Aid Learning

Shut-eye helped solidify vocabulary for study volunteers

11/3/2010
Possible Genetic 'Switches' for Blood Sugar Control Detected

But applications for diabetes years away, researchers say

11/2/2010
Dolphins Get By With a Little Help From Their (Female) Friends

Study finds dolphin moms more successful if aided by female friends, relatives

11/2/2010
Study Unmasks the Biology of Bluffing

Brain scans spot cognitive roots of getting others to believe lies are true

11/2/2010
Diabetes Drugs Might Lower Risk of Lung Cancer

Study buttresses preliminary findings that found same benefit

11/2/2010
MRI Images May Pinpoint Time of Stroke

'Surrogate clock' could increase the number of patients eligible for clot-busting therapy: researchers

10/30/2010
Scientists Report Early Success in Growing Mini Liver in Lab

Next step is to assess organ's function after transplant into animals

10/29/2010
Mouse Study Reveals a Cancer Cell Escape Route

A small number of lymphoma cells survived by hiding in the thymus, researchers say

10/28/2010
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

10/28/2010
Early Humans More Advanced Than Thought

In S. Africa, sophisticated tool-making techniques show up 55,000 years earlier than expected

10/28/2010
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified

Researchers identify two autonomous feedback loops in 'typo' study

10/27/2010
New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers

For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

10/26/2010
New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer

Contrary to previous research, some patients with KRAS gene mutation may benefit

10/26/2010
New Polio Vaccine Shows Major Advantages: Study

Bivalent oral vaccine targets two deadly strains of virus

10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/25/2010
Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients

Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report