Research and Development Health News

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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

12/17/2009
Protein Examined for Role in Liver Cancer

Better understanding of TAK1 could lead to new treatments for liver disease, researchers say

12/17/2009
Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu

Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

12/17/2009
Most Stem Cells Used in Research Come From Whites

Blacks, other minorities might not reap full benefit from breakthroughs, experts say

12/16/2009
Steroid Shots Tested to Treat Diabetes-Related Eye Disease

Injections can slow retinopathy, but method has risks, researchers say

12/16/2009
Synthetic Platelets Put the Brakes on Blood Loss

In animals, they cut bleeding time in half, but use in humans is still far off

12/15/2009
Fat Hormone May Protect Against Alzheimer's

High levels of leptin associated with lower dementia risk, research finds

12/14/2009
Contributors to Heart Failure Identified

Twelve variants seen in one gene, researchers say

12/14/2009
Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease

Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

12/14/2009
Shoulder Repair Technique Borrows From Cadavers

After frequent dislocations, 'sculpting' procedure may be long-term solution, researchers say

12/14/2009
'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer

Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

12/11/2009
Stem Cells Turned Into AIDS Killers in Lab Tests

Technique might work with many other viruses, researchers say

12/11/2009
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth

Lab study suggests possible action against breast cancer

12/10/2009
New DNA Test Could Speed Time to Sepsis Diagnosis

Method saves an average 18 hours over conventional blood culture, research shows

12/10/2009
Special Skin Cells Key to Sense of Light Touch: Study

Merkel cells necessary for manual dexterity, researchers say

12/10/2009
Molecule Discovery Might Help ALS Patients

Finding in mouse study could lead to treatment for the disease, researchers say

12/10/2009
Fossil Discovery Sheds Light on Dinosaur Lineage

Previously unknown meat-eater adds insight into skeletal evolution of species, experts say

12/10/2009
Addiction Meds May Help Gamblers

Finding shows promise for individualizing treatment, researcher says

12/9/2009
Genetic Test May Someday Help Spot Breast Cancer

Positioning of genes could aid in detecting whether cells are cancerous, experts say

12/9/2009
Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

12/9/2009
Potential New Target Found for Alzheimer's Disease

In study on mice, researchers were able to limit effects on brain

12/9/2009
Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention

But experiments in rats should not encourage guys to drink up, experts say

12/8/2009
Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study

New imaging techniques could lead to better diagnoses, experts say

12/8/2009
Stem Cells May Hold Hope for Eye Disease

In study on mice, one type of umbilical cell cleared cloudy corneas

12/7/2009
Breast Cancer's Spread Now Better Understood

Findings offer hope for future treatments targeting growth factor, researchers say

12/7/2009
AIDS May Date Back to Ancient Tiger

Researchers find signs of feline DNA in virus