Research and Development Health News

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1/13/2010
Stress on Cells Can Turn Them Cancerous

Insight into mechanism could help improve treatment, researcher says

1/13/2010
Males' Y Chromosome Not in Decline

Countering common belief, study shows rapid genetic change in both humans and chimpanzees

1/13/2010
Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Everyone

Level of 'autoreceptors' is the key, say researchers working with mice

1/13/2010
Loss of Smell Could Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

In mice, even small amount of amyloid plaques affected olfactory sense

1/12/2010
Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup

1/12/2010
Alzheimer's Drug Might Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Experimental med looks promising, researchers say

1/11/2010
Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found

Variant could be used to guide treatment, researchers suggest

1/11/2010
Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer

Preliminary lab research suggests they could kill tumor cells

1/11/2010
PET Scan Improves Diagnosis of Parkinsonism: Study

Early identification then leads to better treatment, researchers say

1/11/2010
Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism

Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

1/8/2010
Celebrex Might Thwart Inherited Skin Cancers

Drug led to fewer basal cell carcinoma lesions in study patients

1/8/2010
Novel Bandage Might Help Preserve Donor Organs

Diabetics could also benefit from the wrap, which researchers are testing on rats

1/8/2010
Key to Hepatitis C May Be Two Cellular Proteins

Finding could lead to treatment with the natural compound Quercetin

1/7/2010
Key to Cocaine Addiction May Lead to Treatment

In tests with mice, researchers can track epigenetic processes triggered by chronic use

1/7/2010
Streamlined Stem Cell Procedure May Speed Up Research

Approach could 'open up the whole embryonic stem cell field,' scientist says

1/7/2010
Stored Fats May Make Cancer Cells More Aggressive

Finding could explain link between obesity and cancer, researchers say

1/6/2010
Using Light to Silence Harmful Brain Activity

Novel tool might lead to treatments for epilepsy, Parkinson's, researchers say

1/6/2010
Alzheimer's 'Cocktail' Shows Promise

In lab tests, enzyme combo outperformed individual ingredients, researchers say

1/6/2010
Genetic Clues May Point to Better Lymphoma Treatments

Findings could help those with a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers say

1/6/2010
Cellular Tweak Helps Mice Burn More Fat

Targeting key mechanism could lead to new treatments for obesity, findings suggest

1/6/2010
Need a New Hand? One Day, You May Be Able to Regrow One

Research in salamanders is lighting the way to human limb regeneration, scientists say

1/6/2010
Insect Cells Instead of Eggs for Swine Flu Vaccine?

Novel method is faster and avoids allergy issues, researchers say

1/5/2010
Key Protein May Fight Cocaine Addiction

In rats, bacterial enzyme reduced dependency, prevented overdoses

1/5/2010
Markers for Ovarian Cancer May Show Up Years Earlier

Blood tests detect changes from 12 to 36 months before diagnosis, study finds

1/5/2010
Stem Cells Likely to Help Genetic Disorders First

Drugs developed without animal testing could be one result, some predict

1/4/2010
Key Protein Could Put Brakes on Cancer's Blood Supply

Lowering delta-catenin levels may safely slow tumor growth, scientists say

1/4/2010
Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers

Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

1/4/2010
Molecule Could Help Block Sexual Transmission of HIV

Surfen inhibits process the virus uses to infect cells, researchers say

12/31/2009
Clues to Cancer That Could Wipe Out Tasmanian Devils

Researchers are working on genetic puzzle to try to save the mammals

12/28/2009
Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Have Originated in Gut

Germ linked to tooth decay evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say

12/24/2009
Progress Reported in Regenerating Blood Vessels

Successful tests in mice might one day help people with cardiovascular damage

12/24/2009
Poison Likely Helped Prehistoric 'Raptor' Kill Prey

Bird-like dinosaur probably used venom to shock victims before eating them alive, researchers suggest

12/24/2009
Marijuana 'Munchies' May Be Rooted in Biology

Scientists identify substances similar to those in pot that increase the response to sweets

12/24/2009
Discovery in Lungs May Lead to Treatment for Respiratory Virus

Naturally occurring lipid appears to protect against RSV, research shows

12/24/2009
New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu

Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

12/24/2009
Scientists Find Molecular Switch Related to Huntington's

Mouse study holds promise for humans with hereditary disease

12/24/2009
Gene Mutations Behind Brain Reduction

Variations provide insight into microcephaly, researchers say

12/24/2009
Stem Cell Research Gets a Boost From Vitamin C

Antioxidant may help adult cells generate embryonic-like cells, study finds

12/24/2009
Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome

Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

12/24/2009
New Treatment Eyed for Ewing's Sarcoma

Figitumumab fights tumors and appears to be well-tolerated, researchers say

12/23/2009
High Lipoprotein Levels Can Cause Heart Disease

Study shows it could be a new target for prevention and treatment

12/22/2009
Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans

Image quality varies due to ethnicity, weight, heart rate, study finds

12/22/2009
Heart Risk Tied to Inflammatory Protein

But researchers say the link to CRP may be due to other factors

12/22/2009
Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth

Findings could someday help scientists engineer tooth enamel

12/22/2009
Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema

In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

12/21/2009
Depressed People Can't Hold Onto Happiness

Novel study found they could feel good, just couldn't sustain positive feelings

12/21/2009
Myrrh May Lower High Cholesterol

'Bad' levels down in rats when resin was part of diet, study finds

12/18/2009
For a Lighter Hangover, Avoid Darker Drinks

Bourbon causes more pain than vodka, study finds

12/18/2009
Brain Imaging Sheds Light on Social Woes Related to Autism

Atyical response to self-relevant thoughts may help explain interpersonal problems

12/18/2009
Scientists Spot Source of Hurdle to AIDS Vaccine

Immune system turns off antibodies that could block HIV, study finds