Research and Development Health News

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4/1/2010
Study Suggests How Some Cancers Resist Treatment

Finding shows drug resistance can be lost, treatment can work again

3/31/2010
Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work

Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

3/31/2010
Human Genome Turns 10

Scientists reflect on fruits of mapping the genetic blueprint for humans

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/30/2010
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes

Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

3/30/2010
Novel Method Eyed for Normalizing Blood Sugar

Working with mice, diabetes researchers reactivate key cellular pathway

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/29/2010
Bone Marrow Cancer Patients May Benefit From Drug Combo

Small study had successful results in myelodysplastic syndrome patients

3/29/2010
Short-Term Drug Combo May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Lab research finds only precancerous tissue affected, but more study needed

3/29/2010
'Jekyll and Hyde' Factor May Control Insulin Function

Finding could lead to new diabetes treatments, researchers say

3/29/2010
Discovery May Lead to Better Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

Lab study sheds light on why the most common drug may not work for all patients

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/26/2010
Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response

Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

3/25/2010
Tumors Use a Protein to Hide From Immune System

Disguised as lymph nodes, cancer can evade detection, researchers find

3/25/2010
Chemo Plus Synthetic Drug Shrunk Pancreatic Tumors

Research with mice might one day yield new therapies, study says

3/25/2010
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage

Hair dye and smoking linked to the condition, researchers say

3/24/2010
Inflammation Molecule May Determine Fat Levels

Link only seen in normal-weight women, suggesting it protects against obesity

3/24/2010
H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets

Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

3/24/2010
Gene Holds Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Rejuvenation

Discovery could pave way for advances in cancer and aging research, report suggests

3/24/2010
Menstrual Cramps May Be Helped by New Drug

If trials succeed, medication would block hormone that controls uterine contractions

3/23/2010
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss

Artichokes, garlic and onions also contain beneficial fructans, researchers say

3/23/2010
Humans' Tree-Dwelling Ancestors May Have Also Walked Upright

Bipedalism possible more than 3 million years ago, findings suggest

3/22/2010
Gene-Targeted Cancer Fix Could Be a Breakthrough

For first time in humans, scientists used RNA to stop production of protein driving malignancy

3/18/2010
Review Faults Usefulness of Gene Expression Signatures

For lung cancer, studies to date have too many flaws, researchers say

3/18/2010
Learning May Be Tougher for the Teen Brain

When puberty hits, mastery of new skills declines, but research in mice might lead to a solution someday

3/18/2010
Gene Sequences May Make You Unique

Focusing on genes alone will yield incomplete picture, scientists say

3/18/2010
Selenium Could Shield Against Diabetes

High levels in men appear to be beneficial, study finds

3/18/2010
Blocking Protein May Stem COPD

Study in mice could lead to new treatments for smoking-related diseases

3/17/2010
Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?

Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

3/16/2010
Who's Been Using My Keyboard? Check the Germ Trail

Study shows new type of 'fingerprint' could become identification tool

3/15/2010
Stem Cells Might One Day Treat Severe Asthma

Mouse study suggests treatment aimed at immune system could work in humans

3/12/2010
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk

New test finds those who eat the most have lower levels of a disease-causing process

3/11/2010
Medicine's Future Could Lie in Each Patient's Genome

In two studies, scientists quickly scanned individuals' DNA to get at causes of disease

3/11/2010
Body's Response to Foods' Smell, Taste Could Be Diabetes Risk Factor

A gene mutation could trigger key insulin reaction in some, researchers say

3/11/2010
Scientists Find Stem Cells in Hair That Can Become Skin

Finding could lead to better wound care, baldness treatments, experts say

3/11/2010
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma

Lab study finds extract slows cancer growth without affecting healthy cells

3/10/2010
Alternative to Statins Shows Promise

Broader study needed to check for possible long-term effects, experts say

3/10/2010
Scientists Find Key to Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumors

Discovery in mouse study may someday extend men's lives

3/9/2010
Most Drug Studies Don't Help Docs Pick Best Treatment

The problem? Available meds ignored in favor of drugs in the pipeline, review finds

3/8/2010
Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer

Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

3/8/2010
HIV Hides Out in Bone Marrow Cells

Another secret stash of the virus makes it that much harder to eliminate, scientists say

3/7/2010
Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity

It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

3/6/2010
Electromagnetic Pulses May Stem Arthritic Knee Pain

New device could improve life quality without side effects, expert says

3/5/2010
Prion Disease in Mice May Help Advance Alzheimer's Research

Study uncovers new form of infectious brain illness

3/5/2010
Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer

Rapid cryoablation kept cancer from spreading in mice, researchers say

3/4/2010
Gut Bacteria May Spur Obesity, Research Suggests

Scientists transferred germs that increased appetite from one mouse to another

3/4/2010
Gene Sequencing Yields Picture of Human Gut

Researchers identify 160 different species of bacteria

3/4/2010
Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe

In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors

3/3/2010
Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows

Animal study shows degeneration occurring in reverse order than commonly believed

3/3/2010
A Cheek Swab to Choose Your Diet Plan?

DNA test may be able to tell which diet would work best for you, study suggests