Research and Development Health News

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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
Tailored Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer?

Patients with certain genetic profile respond better to the drug Iressa than to standard chemo, study found

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

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

6/23/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Diabetes-Heart Disease Link

Blood sugar woes may hamper important nerve cell signaling, scientists say

6/22/2010
More Evidence That B Vitamins Alone Won't Counter Heart Risks

Heart attacks, strokes not reduced in those taking B12 and folic acid supplements, study finds

6/21/2010
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

A decade of observation of one large community finds they take over land after attack

6/17/2010
Rats Appear to Be Born With a Sense of Direction

Building blocks for a navigational system noted in pup brains at birth, researchers say

6/17/2010
Stomach Bacteria Might Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

Combination of genetics, environment caused mice to develop disease, study finds

6/16/2010
New Clues for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Scientists spot chemical tied to remission of the debilitating bowel disease

6/16/2010
Gene Therapy for HIV Inches Forward

Viable treatment is still a long way off, researchers say

6/16/2010
Why Some Like Things Salty

Genes prime some folks to be 'supertasters,' research finds

6/15/2010
Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Risk of death is 1.3 times higher for those with MRSA in respiratory tract, study shows

6/15/2010
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say

6/15/2010
Females May Be Naturally More Prone to Stress: Animal Study

A male-only protein found in rats helps control stress signals in the brain, research shows

6/14/2010
Experimental Liver Transplant Approach Shows Early Promise

Goal is to produce transplantable liver organs out of discarded liver material

6/11/2010
Do Vodka Preferences Have a Chemical Basis?

Brands with higher concentration of ethanol molecule clusters tastier, study finds

6/11/2010
Depression Could Play a Role in Added Belly Fat

Depressed people often gain weight, study found, but overweight aren't more prone to depression

6/11/2010
Mystery of Santa Rosa Mummy May Be Solved

Clot caused by rare condition was likely fatal for 13th century girl, researchers say

6/10/2010
Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis

Thinning retina can signal onset, but routine test is a long way off, researchers say

6/7/2010
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Researchers caution finding was preliminary, effect seen only in early stages of disease

6/7/2010
Newer Drugs Beat Gleevec in Head-to-Head Trials

More chronic myeloid leukemia patients responded to Sprycel and Tasigna than Gleevec

6/7/2010
Researchers Report Treatment Headway Against Lung Cancer

Studies show combo chemotherapy, new drug prolonged lives of some with advanced disease

6/7/2010
Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

6/7/2010
Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Small trial found compound slowed drug-resistant medulloblastoma in children

6/7/2010
Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers

Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

6/7/2010
Drug Made From Sea Sponge Fights Advanced Breast Cancer

Eribulin extended survival after other chemotherapies had failed, study finds

6/3/2010
Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death

Technology helped researchers analyze bone fragments to rule out one of many theories

6/1/2010
Dog Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer in Small Study

Researchers believe canines have a role to play in disease detection

5/31/2010
Race Car Fans Develop Special Hearing Abilities

They can identify many vehicles by engine sounds alone, study shows

5/30/2010
Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

Human trials may begin next year

5/28/2010
Ebola Virus Thwarted After Exposure

Successful treatment in monkeys offers hope for humans, researchers say

5/27/2010
Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes

Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found