Research and Development Health News

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2/1/2010
Genetic Variants in Depressed People Raise Suicide Risk

Certain mutations increase the likelihood nearly fivefold, study finds

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

2/1/2010
Long Before Symptoms, Blood May Reveal Rheumatoid Arthritis

Testing could lead to earlier detection and treatment, study suggests

1/29/2010
Brain 'Thermostat' May Suppress Non-Essential Information

Finding helps scientists understand organ's efficiency, they say

1/29/2010
Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

New approach could change the direction of cancer research, scientists say

1/29/2010
Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study

Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

1/29/2010
Genital Herpes' Reactivation Better Understood

Lesions not confined to one area of genital tract, study finds

1/29/2010
To Boost Your Memory, Take a Break

Resting after learning helps to cement new information, researchers say

1/29/2010
Bees Can Be Trained to Recognize Face-Like Patterns

Research may advance development of facial recognition systems, study authors suggest

1/29/2010
Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line

Findings could lead to more effective, less toxic treatments, researchers say

1/28/2010
Symptoms Alone Don't Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

Researcher notes bloating, stomach pain, fatigue also point to less serious diseases

1/28/2010
Stress Hormone Could Be Key to Alcoholism

Blocking it may prevent excessive drinking, study suggests

1/27/2010
Scientists Turn Mouse Skin Cells Into Nerve Cells

Finding could revolutionize stem cell therapy, but much research remains to be done

1/27/2010
Barefoot Best for Running?

Study finds people are more likely to strike forefoot first, easing impact

1/27/2010
Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible

Older mice 'rejuvenated' when treated with blood factors from younger mice, researchers found

1/27/2010
New Test Might 'Smell' Early Stage Lung Cancer

Mouse study suggests changes in scent of urine could catch disease quickly

1/26/2010
New Drug Slows Advanced Kidney Cancer

Pazopanib may double time to disease progression, study finds

1/25/2010
Scientists Find Way to Track Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Genome sequencing may help prevent future epidemics

1/25/2010
Female Teachers Pass on Math Anxieties

Girls in their classes performed worse and had stereotypical notions about boys' math prowess, study found

1/22/2010
Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon

Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

1/22/2010
Drug Combo Blocks HIV Infection in Mice

Truvada might someday prevent virus in people, researchers say

1/22/2010
Gene Variation May Speed Recurrence of Stomach Cancer

Disease returned three times sooner in study participants with inherited trait

1/22/2010
Combo Therapy Shows Promise Against Brain Cancer

Success in mice with glioblastoma may someday lead to treatment for people, researchers say

1/21/2010
Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins

Finding may provide new target for treatment, researchers say

1/21/2010
New Test Catches Most Pancreatic Cancers Early

Discovery could improve survival rates, researchers say

1/21/2010
Rocking Embryos Might Boost IVF Success

Hoping to improve pregnancy rates, researchers try to simulate motion of the human body

1/21/2010
Dual Treatment Cuts Dangerous Hospital Infection

Combining antibiotics, new monoclonal antibodies prevented C. difficile in study

1/20/2010
Malaria Parasite Infects Gorillas, Not Just Humans

Discovery may aid vaccine development, but could hinder efforts to eradicate disease, researchers say

1/20/2010
New Treatment Eyed for Hepatitis C

Class of compounds identified that inhibits viral growth in lab tests

1/20/2010
Painless 'Plasma Jets' Instead of Dental Drill?

Cavities could be repaired with less discomfort, study suggests

1/20/2010
Brain Scans Reveal Video Gamers' Secrets

Certain regions of striatum were larger in best players, study found

1/20/2010
How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away

Good bacteria in the gut may get a boost from the fruit, study finds

1/20/2010
New Disinfectant Could Help Hospitals Fight Germs

Solution is touted as less corrosive, cheaper and more effective than existing products

1/19/2010
Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer

The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

1/19/2010
Stem Cells Become Functioning Neurons in Mice

Finding moves research closer to helping people with spinal injuries, experts say

1/19/2010
Mouse Study May Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research

Gene mutation in mice causes problems similar to MS in humans, findings show

1/19/2010
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart

The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

1/19/2010
Compounds Identified That Might Treat Nerve Diseases

Researchers aim to 'chaperone' proteins involved in diseases like Parkinson's

1/19/2010
Current Smoking Can Worsen Lung Cancer

Cigarette fumes not only cause tumors, but promote growth, mouse study finds

1/18/2010
Newly Identified Gene Variants Linked to Diabetes

Discovery could lead to new type 2 treatments, researchers say

1/18/2010
Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination

'Scarification' offered greater protection than injection in study

1/16/2010
Novice Poker Players Don't Know When to Walk Away

Analysis finds luck usually runs out for those who don't understand risk

1/15/2010
Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice

Approach might lead to treatments for other conditions, such as anemia, researchers say

1/15/2010
Money for Biomedical Research Cut in Recent Years

New review provides data on sources of public and private funds

1/15/2010
Treating Low Growth Hormone in Childhood May Thwart Later Ills

Rats given supplementation had better brain function in adulthood, researchers say

1/14/2010
Incorrect Cell Lines Used for Worldwide Cancer Research

But tumor-type mixups don't necessarily negate findings, experts say

1/14/2010
Evolving Strains of HIV May Cause Wave of Drug Resistance

Ease of transmission is cause for concern, researchers say

1/14/2010
No Sign of Superbugs in Isolated Polar Bears

Findings suggest humans are cause for antibiotic resistance in animals

1/14/2010
Artificial Pancreas Prototype in Development for Type 1 Diabetics

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation partners with Johnson & Johnson for medical first

1/13/2010
Newer Drug More Effective in Psoriasis Treatment

Stelara tops Enbrel in head-to-head comparison and requires fewer injections, researchers say