Research and Development Health News

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4/29/2010
Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?

Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease

4/29/2010
Scientists Find Cause of Involuntary Mirror Movements

Gene mutation impacts how the brain communicates with limbs, researcher says

4/28/2010
Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain

Finding could lead to development of non-addictive painkillers, study suggests

4/28/2010
Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease

Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

4/28/2010
Scientists Find Way to Heal Broken Bones Faster

Mouse study suggests Wnt protein might help humans with fractures, too

4/28/2010
Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too

Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

4/28/2010
New Clues Shed Light on Sperm Function, Male Fertility

Researchers uncover key proteins in mice that could lead to new birth control for men

4/27/2010
Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Ataluren being tested in humans with several diseases caused by genetic mutations

4/27/2010
Selenium Helped Cells 'Reboot' After Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Lab finding may show way to stop breast tumors in their tracks, scientists say

4/27/2010
Bone Stem Cells Located

Next step is to harness them to repair damaged or malformed bone, study says

4/26/2010
Study Makes Strides in Understanding Ovarian Cancer

Findings may lead to development of screening tests for early detection

4/26/2010
Moving Closer to a Urine Test for Colon Cancer

Screening could complement or reduce need for colonoscopy, researchers say

4/23/2010
Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery

Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

4/21/2010
In Early Test, New Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise

Medication offers hope for treatment with fewer side effects, experts say

4/21/2010
New Form of Painkiller May Fight Colon Cancer

Lab tests suggest that variation of naproxen might nip cancer in the bud, expert says

4/20/2010
Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer May Be Possible

Blood test could indicate presence of disease long before diagnosis, study says

4/19/2010
Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Lung Cancer

Metformin linked to tumor reduction in mouse study

4/19/2010
New Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Studied

Research suggests common germ, inflammation marker may improve screening, diagnosis

4/19/2010
New Test May Predict Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness

Researchers say it can rule out men who don't need treatment

4/19/2010
Analysis Finally Clears Donner Party of Rumored Cannibalism

No human bones found in hearth at campsite where group was trapped by snowstorm in 1846

4/19/2010
Matching Tumor Types to Drugs Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes

First such trial finds better control of disease when chemo is targeted to specific 'molecular signatures'

4/16/2010
Visual 'Noise' May Overexcite Those With Migraine

Avoiding things like computer screens might help, researcher says

4/16/2010
Robot-Aided Therapy Can Help Patients Years After Stroke

Adding 'power-steering' to exercises improved movement, quality of life, researchers say

4/15/2010
Multitasking Has Its Limits

Study shows brain can only perform two complicated jobs at one time

4/15/2010
Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis'

Federal report says more funding, streamlined procedures will help save lives long-term

4/15/2010
Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer

Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

4/14/2010
Study Offers Insights Into Male Pattern Baldness

Finding could lead to better treatment for hair loss conditions, experts say

4/14/2010
Study Explores Possibility of a Female Viagra

Research in animals may lead to treatment for women with sexual disorder

4/14/2010
Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy

Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

4/13/2010
Magnets Might Boost Stem Cell Therapy

In animal studies, they drew more stem cells to damaged heart tissue

4/13/2010
Hormones Tied to Diabetes Might Also Influence Fertility

Mouse study shows how type 2 disease can develop without obesity

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/12/2010
Gene Variant May Raise Risk of Common Eye Disease

'Good' cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration, studies show

4/9/2010
Mild Exercise Good for the Critically Ill

ICU patients who begin exercise program early recover faster, reduce sedative use, research shows

4/9/2010
Scientists Grow Replacement Blood Vessels From Stem Cells

These grafts worked well in animals, but testing in humans is still a few years off

4/8/2010
More Clues Emerge on How HIV Infects Women

Virus can invade after breaking down the protective barrier in women's reproductive tract, study finds

4/8/2010
Single Genetic Factor Key to Cardiovascular System

Finding could lead to treatment for heart failure, aortic aneurysm, researchers say

4/8/2010
Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

More studies needed to see if it can benefit people with the disease

4/7/2010
New Drug Shows Promise for Curing Hepatitis C

Antiviral telaprevir works when previous treatments failed, trial results show

4/7/2010
Science Reveals Secrets of Animals' Spots, Stripes

Research in fruit fly gives insight into patterns, coloring for species generally

4/7/2010
Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

4/7/2010
'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma

Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

4/6/2010
Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

4/5/2010
With Age Comes Wisdom: Study

Seniors better able to see other points of view and seek compromise to smooth social conflicts

4/5/2010
Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine

Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

4/5/2010
Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic

New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

4/5/2010
Scientists Find Clues to How the Body Fights Off HIV

Research on antibodies may aid vaccine development

4/5/2010
Study Finds That Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Can Be Reborn

Different pancreatic cells change into beta cells, suggesting new therapy for type 1 diabetes

4/1/2010
HIV Drugs Might Combat Two Other Diseases

Prostate cancer, chronic fatique are new research targets

4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found