Research and Development Health News

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4/16/2010
Visual 'Noise' May Overexcite Those With Migraine

Avoiding things like computer screens might help, researcher says

4/16/2010
Robot-Aided Therapy Can Help Patients Years After Stroke

Adding 'power-steering' to exercises improved movement, quality of life, researchers say

4/15/2010
Multitasking Has Its Limits

Study shows brain can only perform two complicated jobs at one time

4/15/2010
Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis'

Federal report says more funding, streamlined procedures will help save lives long-term

4/15/2010
Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer

Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

4/14/2010
Study Offers Insights Into Male Pattern Baldness

Finding could lead to better treatment for hair loss conditions, experts say

4/14/2010
Study Explores Possibility of a Female Viagra

Research in animals may lead to treatment for women with sexual disorder

4/14/2010
Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy

Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

4/13/2010
Magnets Might Boost Stem Cell Therapy

In animal studies, they drew more stem cells to damaged heart tissue

4/13/2010
Hormones Tied to Diabetes Might Also Influence Fertility

Mouse study shows how type 2 disease can develop without obesity

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/12/2010
Gene Variant May Raise Risk of Common Eye Disease

'Good' cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration, studies show

4/9/2010
Mild Exercise Good for the Critically Ill

ICU patients who begin exercise program early recover faster, reduce sedative use, research shows

4/9/2010
Scientists Grow Replacement Blood Vessels From Stem Cells

These grafts worked well in animals, but testing in humans is still a few years off

4/8/2010
More Clues Emerge on How HIV Infects Women

Virus can invade after breaking down the protective barrier in women's reproductive tract, study finds

4/8/2010
Single Genetic Factor Key to Cardiovascular System

Finding could lead to treatment for heart failure, aortic aneurysm, researchers say

4/8/2010
Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

More studies needed to see if it can benefit people with the disease

4/7/2010
New Drug Shows Promise for Curing Hepatitis C

Antiviral telaprevir works when previous treatments failed, trial results show

4/7/2010
Science Reveals Secrets of Animals' Spots, Stripes

Research in fruit fly gives insight into patterns, coloring for species generally

4/7/2010
Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

4/7/2010
'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma

Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

4/6/2010
Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

4/5/2010
With Age Comes Wisdom: Study

Seniors better able to see other points of view and seek compromise to smooth social conflicts

4/5/2010
Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine

Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

4/5/2010
Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic

New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

4/5/2010
Scientists Find Clues to How the Body Fights Off HIV

Research on antibodies may aid vaccine development

4/5/2010
Study Finds That Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Can Be Reborn

Different pancreatic cells change into beta cells, suggesting new therapy for type 1 diabetes

4/1/2010
HIV Drugs Might Combat Two Other Diseases

Prostate cancer, chronic fatique are new research targets

4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

4/1/2010
Study Suggests How Some Cancers Resist Treatment

Finding shows drug resistance can be lost, treatment can work again

3/31/2010
Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work

Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

3/31/2010
Human Genome Turns 10

Scientists reflect on fruits of mapping the genetic blueprint for humans

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/30/2010
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes

Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

3/30/2010
Novel Method Eyed for Normalizing Blood Sugar

Working with mice, diabetes researchers reactivate key cellular pathway

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/29/2010
Bone Marrow Cancer Patients May Benefit From Drug Combo

Small study had successful results in myelodysplastic syndrome patients

3/29/2010
Short-Term Drug Combo May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Lab research finds only precancerous tissue affected, but more study needed

3/29/2010
'Jekyll and Hyde' Factor May Control Insulin Function

Finding could lead to new diabetes treatments, researchers say

3/29/2010
Discovery May Lead to Better Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

Lab study sheds light on why the most common drug may not work for all patients

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/26/2010
Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response

Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

3/25/2010
Tumors Use a Protein to Hide From Immune System

Disguised as lymph nodes, cancer can evade detection, researchers find

3/25/2010
Chemo Plus Synthetic Drug Shrunk Pancreatic Tumors

Research with mice might one day yield new therapies, study says

3/25/2010
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage

Hair dye and smoking linked to the condition, researchers say

3/24/2010
Inflammation Molecule May Determine Fat Levels

Link only seen in normal-weight women, suggesting it protects against obesity

3/24/2010
H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets

Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

3/24/2010
Gene Holds Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Rejuvenation

Discovery could pave way for advances in cancer and aging research, report suggests

3/24/2010
Menstrual Cramps May Be Helped by New Drug

If trials succeed, medication would block hormone that controls uterine contractions

3/23/2010
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss

Artichokes, garlic and onions also contain beneficial fructans, researchers say