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Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness

Finding might someday lead to hair-loss treatments, researchers say

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

Research Sheds Light on 'Starvation Hormone'

Study reveals how adiponectin influences different processes in the body

U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition

Discovery may lead to better treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease

Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars

Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

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

Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

New Drug Strategy Shows Promise Against HIV

Experimental agent disrupts mechanism virus uses to enter cells, scientists say

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

Researchers Turn White Fat to Energy-Burning Brown Fat in Mice

Finding could potentially lead to new treatments for obesity

Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development

More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time

Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

Genetic Research Sheds Light on Adrenal Gland Tumor Risk

Scientists identify 13 new gene variations associated with one condition

States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S.

Study finds federal government still contributes more overall on other types of stem cell research

Scientists Raise Fat-Burning Levels in Mice

Removing a cellular receptor for the ghrelin protein could point way to obesity control

Researchers Turn Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissue in Lab

Feat may further understanding of bowel-related diseases

Imitation the Quickest Way to Grasp a Foreign Accent

Study found copying speech of speaker boosted comprehension

Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat

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

Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

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

Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

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

Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection

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

Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism

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

Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

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

Mammals Grew Big After Dinosaurs Died Off: Analysis

Less competition for food led to rapid evolution, researchers suggest

Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery

Mechanism for death of critical immune cells identified in study

Medical Advances Improving Lives, Surveyed Docs Say

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

Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity

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

Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline

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

Key Brain Area for Vision May Be Organized by Color

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

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

Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis

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

Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

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

Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice

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

U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study

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

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

Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

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

Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise

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

A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

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

Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year

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

Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier

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

Happiness Is a Focused Mind

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

Source of an Itch Studied in Mice

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

Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin

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

Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease

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

New Drug, Pradaxa, May Prevent Second Stroke in Certain Heart Patients

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