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Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor

Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

Hundreds of Genes May Influence Your Height

Study debunks notion of a single 'short' or 'tall' determinant

Researchers Create Molecule That Attacks Cancer Genes' 'Instruction Manual'

Findings from cell, animal experiments may hold promise for rare, fatal cancer, researchers say

Monkey See, Monkey Do Understand

Rhesus display self-awareness when spotting themselves in a mirror, new research shows

New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed

More trials needed, but method would identify folks in need of colonoscopy

In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

Older drug-eluting model prevents more major cardiac events than a newer version, researchers find

Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests

Therapy seemed to improve rats' memory after trauma, but more research needed, experts say

'Self-Touch' May Reduce Pain, Study Finds

British researchers' experiment seems to fool the brain

As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall

Included in big breakthroughs, experts say, are changes people make in their everyday lives

Mixed Report on Women's Health Research

Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

Gene Variations May Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Findings could lead to drug advances, researchers say

Animal Studies Offer Insights Into MS

Scientists eye alternative, 'potentially reversible' source of neural damage

Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

New Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement Looks Promising

Less-invasive option may help patients who can't withstand open-heart surgery

Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder

Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry Ties

Lax reporting of device makers' payments to researchers are cause for concern, report says

In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate Higher in Spring, Study Suggests

Reproductive expert cautions against waiting for "prime" season, however

Fast-Freeze May Help Sperm Survive Storage, Study Finds

Method might pave way for HIV-positive men to donate sperm safely, researchers say

Biomarkers May Aid in Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Treatment options remain limited, researchers note

Researchers Develop Touch-Sensitive 'e-Skin'

May be used in robots and possibly one day to restore a sense of touch to patients with prosthetic limbs

2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer

Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

Immune System Genes Show Links to Type 1 Diabetes

Finding is starting point for new work on the disease's origins, possible treatment, experts say

Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oil's Benefits

Giving rodents omega-3 fatty acids helped counteract inflammation that can lead to diabetes

Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

Most Study Volunteers Seem Willing to Share Genetic Data

But they want to be asked before info enters a national database, study finds

Lung Damage From Secondhand Smoke Observed in Rats

Findings may aid efforts to develop new ways to treat respiratory diseases in people, researchers say

Immune System Research Sees Many Similarities Among People

Findings may lead to better diagnosis, treatment of cancers, autoimmune diseases, study says

Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Rate in Mice

Findings reflect those of population studies in humans, researchers say

Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk

Two teams report on role chromosome 9 seems to play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice

Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn

Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

Biosynthetic Corneas Show Promise in Transplants

They improved vision without side effects, small study found

Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling

Experts say judge's injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

Scientists Dismayed by Stem Cell Research Ruling

Experts say the injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

Scientists Shock Spuds in Bid to Boost Antioxidants

Exposure to ultrasound also improved nutritional levels, researchers claim

Scientists Create Fertile Ground for Growing Stem Cells

New synthetic surface should 'make it easier for the cells to divide and grow,' they say

Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival

While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

Novel Ovarian Cancer Test Shows Promise

In early experiments, new method displayed 100% accuracy, researchers say

Beer Linked to Psoriasis in Women

Long-term study finds higher risk with regular brew, but not light beer or wine

Deep Brain Stimulation Studied for Alzheimer's

Small study shows "no clear clinical benefit" but warrants further research, scientists say

Length of Research Volunteer Consent Forms May Not Matter

Participants understood the key points of the study when given either long or short forms, experts say

Burning Candle at Both Ends Harmful?

A rat study suggests too little sleep has effects similar to that of total sleep deprivation

Dogs' Features Set By a Handful of Genetic Regions: Study

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

Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder

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

Lithium of No Benefit in ALS, Study Finds

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