Research and Development Health News

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5/11/2010
Few High-Quality Studies on Food Allergies, Say Reviewers

No uniform standards for diagnosing a food allergy even exist, researchers find

5/10/2010
New Way to Eliminate Source of Asthma?

Technique targets cells that trigger immune system reaction, researchers say

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
Gene Mutation Links Sporadic and Inherited ALS Cases

Researcher calls finding a 'game changer' for advancement of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapy

5/7/2010
Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes

These classifications can help explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert says

5/7/2010
Three Genes Linked to Variations in Eye Color

Findings could help advance criminal investigations, researcher says

5/6/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain

Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

5/6/2010
Scientists Map Neanderthal Genome

Shared genes point to interbreeding with modern humans

5/6/2010
Pig Pancreas Cells Help Type 1 Diabetics

Early trial finds technique is safe, improves blood sugar control

5/6/2010
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

5/5/2010
Scientists Unravel Secret of HIV Resistance

Gene that strengthens immune system may someday lead to vaccine, researchers say

5/3/2010
Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET

That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

4/30/2010
Genome Scan Gives Man Insight Into Future Health Risks

'We're at the dawn of a new age in genomics,' researcher says

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