Research and Development Health News

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5/27/2010
Genes' Link to Certain Cancers Questioned

Because of their small size, studies tying genes to common tumors may be invalid, researchers say

5/26/2010
Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer

Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

5/25/2010
Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

5/24/2010
Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby

Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/21/2010
Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer

Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

5/21/2010
Other People's Cell Phone Conversations Really Are Annoying

The brain finds hearing half a conversation more distracting, study shows

5/21/2010
The Science Behind Musical Taste

Studies find harmonic arrangements, rhythm patterns draw listeners in or drive them away

5/20/2010
Scientists Map Genetic Codes of Human Microbes

First 178 of countless bacteria that live inside every person that team plans to sequence

5/19/2010
New Clues to Treating Immune System Disorders

Two noninvasive probes send snapshots of immune system in action, researchers say

5/18/2010
New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

5/17/2010
'Vine That Ate the South' Could Also Boost Smog Levels

Fast-growing kudzu plant affects soil, potentially increasing ozone pollution, scientists warn

5/17/2010
Technique Might Boost Women's Fertility

Scientists find way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, produce more eggs

5/13/2010
Effort to Cure Some Types of Hearing Loss Gets Big Boost

Scientists used mice to create functional inner-ear cells

5/13/2010
Small Changes in Two Genes May Trigger Breast Cancer

Testing for genetic variations might reveal women most at risk, researchers say

5/12/2010
Brain Cell Study Explains 'Eureka' Moment

Neuron activity changed suddenly after rats figured out something new, researchers say

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'