Research and Development Health News

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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

2/18/2010
New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines

British researchers develop way to eliminate need for cooling devices

2/18/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers

Discovery could help doctors track course of disease, treatment response

2/18/2010
New Weight Loss Aid?

In studies with mice, amino acid reduced fat deposits and boosted metabolism

2/17/2010
Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar

Researchers who did tests in mice suggest need for human trials

2/17/2010
Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

2/16/2010
In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation

New device could help find often-symptomless heart problem, researcher says

2/16/2010
King Tut's Demise Gets New Explanation

DNA, radiological evidence suggest broken leg, malaria and genetic disorder all contributed

2/16/2010
Added Drug Aids MS Treatment

Multi-center study shows daclizumab reduces disease activity when added to interferon beta

2/15/2010
Drugs That Shift Cell's Energy Find New Purpose

Researchers eye them as new treatments for heart disease, other conditions

2/13/2010
Witnessing Uplifting Behavior May Spur Good Deeds

Compassion appeared to be contagious in experiment using volunteers

2/12/2010
Restrictions on Plasma From Female Donors May Need Revisiting

In a surprise, heart patients who received male donors' plasma had worse outcomes, study found

2/12/2010
Low-Dose Antibiotics May Promote Drug Resistance

Finding might alter standard course of treatment, researchers say

2/11/2010
Scientists Decipher How Brain Handles Silence

It uses a distinct mechanism to spot moments when sound ends

2/10/2010
Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men

Finding could lead to new vaccines, treatments, researchers say

2/10/2010
Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood

Scientists working with mice identify delay in key brain circuitry