Research and Development Health News

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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

2/9/2010
Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

2/8/2010
Stem Cell Research Makes Another Advance

Using a new method, scientists reprogram adult cells to develop into myriad cell types

2/8/2010
'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too

Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

2/8/2010
Drug Cures Osteoporosis in Mice

Experimental agent targets serotonin in the gut, triggering bone formation

2/5/2010
Wound-Healing Maggots Succumb to Deadly Bacteria

Germs can undermine unorthodox but effective treatment, experts say

2/5/2010
Genome Mapped for Type 2 Diabetes

Finding may further understanding of common diseases, researchers say

2/4/2010
Nanofiber Gel May Spur Growth of New Knee Cartilage

Animal study reveals new way to repair damage with natural tissue

2/4/2010
Now in Living Color: Dinosaurs

Scientists use fossils to detect vibrant, feathered look of early creature

2/3/2010
Very Obese People May Be Missing Genes

Study adds to theories linking obesity and DNA

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

2/2/2010
Fat-Burning Chemical Points to New Weight-Loss Drug

Results of lab tests with mice suggest promising new direction for research, scientists say

2/1/2010
Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births

Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

2/1/2010
Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services

Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

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
New Test Catches Most Pancreatic Cancers Early

Discovery could improve survival rates, researchers say