Research and Development Health News

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11/12/2009
Gene Therapy Brings New Muscle to Monkeys

Finding holds hope of better treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

11/12/2009
Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

11/11/2009
Gut Bacteria Might Be Making People Fat

Study in mice suggests link between intestinal microbes, diet and obesity

11/11/2009
New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver

Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

11/10/2009
Early Use of NSAIDs Might Prevent Alzheimer's

Study in mice finds anti-inflammatories don't help those with existing disease

11/9/2009
Scientists Grow New Penile Tissue in the Lab

Rabbits implanted with new cells regained sexual function, study says

11/6/2009
Stem Cells May Offer Alternative to Lung Transplants

Novel protocol could provide new lung tissue for certain patients, researchers say

11/5/2009
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice

Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

11/5/2009
Complete Horse Genome Sequence Revealed

Findings could aid understanding of human diseases, scientists say

11/5/2009
Germs Mingle Most on Palms, Feet, Forearms

Body-wide survey also finds unique mix of bacteria for each person

11/2/2009
Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels

PFCs are found in packaging, paper and exposures were evident in most people, researchers say

10/30/2009
Pumpkin May Fight Yeast Infections

Age-old folk remedy may lead to new antibiotic therapy, study finds

10/30/2009
Scientist Throws Curve Into Breaking-Ball Debate

Contends curveballs are an illusion; ridiculous, says former star major league pitcher

10/30/2009
Science Finds Healing in Halloween Horrors

Vampire bats, spiders and even a monster have sparked new treatments

10/28/2009
Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations

Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

10/26/2009
Sperm May Play Role in Transmission of HIV

Semen isn't the only way men spread virus during sex, new research shows

10/24/2009
Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Severe Hereditary Eye Disease

Youngest patients have best chance at some visual recovery, research suggests

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/23/2009
Chimps Show Signs of Culture

Animals conform to behavior dictated by society in which they live, researchers say

10/23/2009
Scientists Discover Gene Key to Human Speech

Special region found only in people offers clues to language development

10/22/2009
Some Parts of Human Genome Get Lost

Technology allows scientists to spot non-essential DNA base pairs

10/22/2009
Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later

Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

10/22/2009
Study Finds Less Toxic Treatment for Myeloma

Lower dose of standard medication leads to better outcome, researchers say

10/22/2009
Less Sensitivity to Hormone May Play Role in Autism

Treatment with oxytocin might improve social interaction, researchers say

10/21/2009
Radiation Treatments Made Safer for Cancer Patients

In mice, scientists say they can protect healthy tissue

10/21/2009
Sex With a Partner Makes Evolutionary Sense: Study

In worm model, genes gained from two parents helped offspring thrive, study shows

10/21/2009
Blood Protein May Predict Heart Attack But Not Stroke

More study needed into how CRP levels influence risk

10/21/2009
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report

Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

10/21/2009
Brain Protein Tied to Retardation

Growth factor could help cells communicate with each other, researchers say

10/20/2009
Cancer Drug May Help Scleroderma

Gleevec improved skin and lung function in patient study

10/20/2009
Full Results of AIDS Vaccine Trial Confirm Modest Benefit

But the Thai trial also suggests shot's effects may wane with time

10/20/2009
Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment

Researchers hope to start testing in patients within five years

10/19/2009
PSA 'Nanotest' May Spot Prostate Cancer's Return After Surgery

Screen could boost accuracy but is still years away from approval, experts say

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/19/2009
Scientists Find New Key to Lupus

Molecule identified in lab mice may cause autoimmune disease

10/19/2009
Hangovers May Be Tougher for Migraine Sufferers

Rat study helps pinpoint cause of increased headache pain

10/16/2009
Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome

The information may help accelerate research into diseases and treatments, experts say

10/15/2009
Liver Cells Made to Order

Stem cell breakthrough may lead to better treatments, researchers say

10/15/2009
A Drug to Cure Spinal Cord Injuries?

That idea is not so far-fetched, say scientists who now have possible targets for therapy

10/15/2009
Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab

New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

10/15/2009
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind

Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

10/14/2009
Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds

All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

10/14/2009
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's

Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

10/14/2009
Fine-Tuning Prosthetic Hands to Restore a Sense of Touch

In rats, researchers create junction between brain and device

10/14/2009
Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

It may be possible to stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests

10/14/2009
If You Want Help From a Chimp, You'll Have to Ask

Animal research sheds light on the evolution of altruism

10/13/2009
Dogs Helping to Advance Cancer Research

Treatment for canine tumors may yield insight into therapies for people, researchers say

10/12/2009
Gene Mutation May Speed Learning

Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

10/12/2009
Stop-Smoking Vaccine in the Works

Researchers move closer to a shot for kicking nicotine addiction

10/12/2009
Lab Study Makes Strides in Mending Hearts

Mouse stem cells are being used to help develop a heart muscle patch