Research and Development Health News

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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

3/2/2010
Sea Squirt Helps Researchers Test New Alzheimer's Drug

Using tadpoles may speed up process for experimental studies

3/1/2010
Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Someday, leptin could free people with type 1 disease from daily injections, expert predicts

3/1/2010
New MRI May Lead to Better Brain Pictures

MIT researchers say technology will yield more on circuitry and activity

3/1/2010
Kids' Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study

Gradual exposure desensitized some kids, but experts advise against trying on your own

2/26/2010
New Treatment Eyed for Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Drug already approved for arthritis looks promising in lab tests, researchers say

2/26/2010
Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain

Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

2/26/2010
New Clues to Lupus' Link With Heart Disease

Antibodies could play key role, study finds

2/25/2010
Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism

Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

2/25/2010
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke

In rats, treatment boosts blood vessel and nerve cell growth, researchers say

2/24/2010
Study Reports Progress Against Fatal Brain Cancer

In mice, researchers discover new way to prevent recurrence of glioblastoma

2/24/2010
Trouble Recognizing Faces Could Be Genetic

Twin study sheds light on brain mechanism related to processing images

2/24/2010
New Bone Drug May Prevent Fractures But Raise Clot Risk

It's too soon to say if it outperforms existing drugs, expert says

2/24/2010
Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments

'Patch' for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/23/2010
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks

Lower levels of water in cold winter air tied to more influenza, study suggests

2/23/2010
Gestures or Words? To the Brain, It's the Same

Research offers insights into how people process communication

2/21/2010
Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter

Snoozing refreshes the brain's capacity to learn, study finds

2/19/2010
Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance

Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

2/19/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIV

Early findings suggest it could work, but application remains years away

2/19/2010
Chickens May Provide Clues to Color Vision

Studies of retinal differences in birds could lead to treatments for blindness, researchers say

2/19/2010
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned

Scientists using more sensitive tests found no association

2/19/2010
Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis

Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

2/19/2010
Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans

Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says