Research and Development Health News

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8/11/2010
Dogs' Features Set By a Handful of Genetic Regions: Study

Finding may eventually help scientists better understand inherited physical traits in humans

8/11/2010
Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder

Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

8/11/2010
Lithium of No Benefit in ALS, Study Finds

Two doses tested did not help patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say

8/11/2010
Some Monkeys Naturally Resist AIDS, Research Shows

Even a high viral load doesn't cause the disease to develop in sooty mangabeys, scientists found

8/11/2010
Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

8/11/2010
Discovery Moves Use of Stone Tools Back 800,000 Years

Team found evidence of two animal bones that had been marked by eating tools

8/9/2010
'Biomarkers' Could Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early, Studies Suggest

Levels of 3 proteins might point to impending trouble and someday help with diagnosis, treatment

8/9/2010
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep

Bursts of brain activity called 'spindles' may keep loud noise from disturbing sleep, study suggests

8/5/2010
What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?

Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

8/5/2010
Bat Species Facing Regional Extinction From Fungal Disease

Millions of bats have died over the last 4 years from 'white-nose syndrome,' research shows

8/4/2010
New Drug Studied for Hard-to-Treat Vascular Condition

Clinical trials suggest icatibant safe, effective against life-threatening swelling of hereditary angioedema

8/4/2010
Device May Help Spot Hidden Graves Without Digging

Air test allows investigators to detect bodies buried beneath concrete, scientists say

8/4/2010
A New Marker to Spot Aggressive Breast Cancers?

Levels of a cellular protein seem to fall as tumor lethality rises, study finds

8/4/2010
Genome Studies Point to Cholesterol-Regulating Genes

But researchers caution any possible clinical application is many years away

8/3/2010
Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy

Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

8/2/2010
Review Suggests Bias in Drug Study Reporting

Industry-funded trials more likely to have positive findings than other studies, analysis shows

8/2/2010
Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder

But improvement from anesthetic infusion was only significant for three days, researchers found

7/29/2010
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Help Rabbits Grow New Joints

Animals were up and hopping again within weeks, but experts say human trials still far off

7/28/2010
For Some Female Birds, Infidelity Boosts Offspring's Survival

Seychelles warblers pair up for life, but females often go elsewhere to sire their young, research shows

7/28/2010
New Drugs Eyed for Huntington's Disease

But tests on mice needed first, researchers say

7/27/2010
Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer

Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

7/26/2010
Sniffing Device Allows Disabled to Write, Run Wheelchairs

Israeli team found sniffs could be translated into directives with special machine

7/22/2010
Caterpillars' Creep May Hold Clues for Advanced Robotics

Understanding their unique system of movement could be key to future biomechanics, report suggests

7/21/2010
Study Points to Molecular Origins of Celiac Disease

3 protein fragments may drive immune response to gluten in those with genetic predisposition to the disorder

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/15/2010
Human Sperm Gene Hasn't Changed for 600 Million Years

This DNA is shared across species and seems 'so important it can't change,' researcher says

7/15/2010
Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

7/15/2010
New Clues to How Cancer Patients' Genes Influence Treatment

Major study is already confirming links between certain therapies and specific DNA, researchers say

7/14/2010
New Pill Found to Cut Weight With Few Side Effects: Study

Lorcaserin one of three new anti-obesity medications up for review by the FDA

7/14/2010
Medical Studies Involving Kids May Be Prone to Bias

Industry-funded trials at greater risk of distortion than nonprofit or government-sponsored: review

7/14/2010
New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis Proposed

First guideline changes in 25 years would seek earlier identification of the disease

7/13/2010
Brain Grows Quickest in Areas Where Apes, Humans Vary: Study

Research focuses on cerebral cortex, seat of higher mental functions

7/13/2010
Alzheimer's Research Spotlights Protein 'Tangles' in Brain

Studies in animals suggest buildup of 'tau' can be repressed, but will it help curb the disease?

7/13/2010
Gene Linked to Obesity May Also Raise Dementia Risk

But finding is early and needs to be replicated in other research, experts say

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/9/2010
Rat Study Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction

Researchers discover tiny molecules that may be key to human addiction as well

7/8/2010
New Anti-HIV Weapons Found in Immune System

Powerful antibodies could someday be key to developing an AIDS vaccine, researchers say

7/8/2010
Clues for Burning Fat Without Exercise Found in Mice

Brain chemical seems to help melt calories but research may not apply to humans, scientists say

7/7/2010
Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells

Finding may lead to new target for genital herpes drug treatments, study suggests

7/2/2010
Researchers Find Gene Behind Four-Leaf Clover

Finding could lead to new variations, for ornamental plants or forage

7/1/2010
Three-Legged Dogs Aid in Robot Design

How they compensate for missing limb may help scientists design robot that adapts to 'injury'

6/30/2010
Sleep Seems to Fuel Energy Surge in Rats' Brains

Regions needed to function during waking hours got a boost during shuteye, study says

6/30/2010
Parkinson's Transplant Mystery Solved, Researchers Say

Study suggests a way to prevent the uncontrolled movements that halted earlier trials

6/30/2010
Experts Optimistic About Solving Puzzle of Alzheimer's

Promising research could lead to early detection, better treatment

6/29/2010
Clues to Preventing Return of Liver Cancer

Small study finds antiviral therapy halts recurrence in patients with chronic hepatitis B

6/28/2010
Artificial Pancreas Continues to Show Promise

New research finds it improves blood sugar control overnight in type 1 diabetics

6/25/2010
How Brain Organizes Info Doesn't Depend on Sight

Scans revealed that thought processes occurred in same areas for sighted and blind people, study found

6/24/2010
Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats

Feat might one day help those with lung diseases, researchers say

6/24/2010
Brain Stimulation Seems to Boost Language Skills in Alzheimer's Patients

But the research is early and needs to be replicated, experts say

6/23/2010
Stem Cell Technique Restores Sight to Burn-Injured Eyes

Lab-grown graft provides 'biological contact lens' for cornea, experts say