Research and Development Health News

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9/18/2009
Topical Cream for Erectile Dysfunction Shows Promise

It could become alternative for men who can't tolerate pills, researchers say

9/18/2009
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests

9/18/2009
Progress Made Toward Vaccine for Urinary Infections

Tests on mice show success against E. coli, a common cause

9/17/2009
Scientists May Know How Lung Cancer Spreads

Preventing metastasis 'could have a huge impact on survival,' researcher says

9/17/2009
Study Links Epilepsy to Brain Protein

Research on mice points to possible cause of seizures

9/17/2009
Insulin-Linked Genes Tied to Body's Internal Clock

Discovery could shed light on conditions related to sleep-wake cycle

9/17/2009
Bones May Suffer From Green Tea Consumption

Research on mice reveals loss of density and thickness

9/16/2009
Tasty Foods Send Signal to Brain to Keep Eating

Beef, dairy most likely to lead to overindulgence, lab study shows

9/15/2009
Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs

Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head

9/14/2009
Common Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Metformin-chemo combination shrinks tumors, delays recurrence in mice: study

9/11/2009
Cancer Drug Shrinks Benign Tumors That Steal Hearing

Avastin returned sound to young adults with acoustic neuromas

9/11/2009
Discovery May Pave Way to Better Diabetes Care

Newly discovered gene affects insulin resistance, study finds

9/11/2009
Scientists Spot Key to Breast Cancer Spread

Combination of proteins sparks disease growth, research shows

9/11/2009
Two Genes May Determine How Well MS Patients Do

Study in mice provides clues to variations in disease progression

9/10/2009
Deep Sea Microbes Shed Light on Human Biology

Scientists determine structure of enzymes involved in making ribosomes

9/10/2009
Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia

Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

9/9/2009
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

9/9/2009
U.S. Health Costs Will Continue to Cause Financial Pain

Medical services expected to take up more of the American economy in the future, experts say

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/8/2009
Cancer Drug May Fight Alzheimer's

Short-term memories maintained in mice given HDAC inhibitors, study finds

9/4/2009
Blueberry Drink Protects Mice From Obesity, Diabetes

Lab results indicate that juice/bacteria combination could help people, too

9/3/2009
Discoveries Brighten Search for AIDS Vaccine

Two antibodies appear effective against HIV subtypes worldwide, team says

9/3/2009
Scientists Turn Off 'Obesity Switch' in Mice

Deleted gene allows rodents to eat high-fat diet and stay thin, research shows

9/2/2009
New Compound Shrinks Skin Cancers

Study found more than half of advanced basal cell carcinomas responded to treatment

9/2/2009
Scientists Make Sweet Monkey Music

Primates respond to tunes based on their calls

9/1/2009
Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study

Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

9/1/2009
Blood Test May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Researchers hope to detect the disease while it is still treatable

9/1/2009
Blood Thinner May Prevent Chemo-Related Clots

Daily injection cut risk in half for Italian study patients

8/31/2009
Researchers Make Insulin-Producing Cells From Adult Skin Cells

May provide research model, possible treatment for type 1 diabetes in future

8/31/2009
New Robotic Arm Has Softer Surgical Touch

Device helps find tumors during minimally invasive surgery, researchers say

8/31/2009
Genetic Clues May Lead to New Skin Cancer Therapies

Mutant genes linked to melanoma could be targets for treatment, researchers say

8/28/2009
Brain May Use Its 'Mind's Eye' to Control Chaos

MIT findings may someday aid in understanding ADD and more

8/27/2009
Fat-Fighting Chemical Holds Promise

But research on 'fatostatin' is still in early stages

8/26/2009
'Electronic Nose' Could Spot Kidney Disease

Rat study suggests potential for noninvasive, early diagnostic test

8/26/2009
Gene 'Fix' in Egg Prevents Inherited Diseases in Monkeys

But the technique is bound to be controversial if tried in humans, experts warn

8/25/2009
Saliva May Help Spot Oral Cancer Early

Study suggests potential for a non-invasive diagnostic test

8/20/2009
Wearable Kidney May One Day Replace Dialysis

Portable device would revolutionize treatment for thousands, researchers say

8/20/2009
Scientists Spot How Sugar 'Feeds' Tumors

Finding could lead to new cancer treatments, researchers say

8/18/2009
New Target Eyed for Colon Cancer Drugs

In mouse study, researchers see possibility of 'potent therapy'

8/18/2009
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Seems Safe

Fainting most common adverse event with Gardasil, study finds

8/18/2009
Abnormal Protein May Signal Pancreatic Cancer

'Prion' could become diagnostic tool, researcher says

8/17/2009
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue

In study, water-soluble adhesive shows potential for repairing smashed bones

8/17/2009
Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against MS

Research shows inflammation link between two disorders

8/17/2009
Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab

By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

8/17/2009
Genetic Discovery May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment

Finding will help predict patient response to therapy, researchers say

8/13/2009
Compound Targets, Destroys Cancer Stem Cells in Mice

Finding could lead to new therapeutic possibilities, researchers say

8/12/2009
Scientists Reverse Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Experimental treatment suppresses immune cells, forcing remission, study says

8/12/2009
Folk Medicine Therapy May Prevent Alcoholic Relapse

Study in rodents used synthetic form of substance found in the kudzu vine

8/11/2009
Stem Cell Advance May Further Disease Research

Uses for newly engineered white blood cells could include drug testing, researchers say