Research and Development Health News

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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

8/11/2009
Oral Drug Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases

But no reduced death risk in patients with localized disease, research shows

8/7/2009
Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment

But researchers must figure out how to keep new beta cells under control

8/7/2009
U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

Experts urge federal government to preserve study options

8/6/2009
Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

Experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems

8/5/2009
Scientists Decode HIV Genome

Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code

8/5/2009
Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar

Lab study may point to new direction for diabetes treatment

8/4/2009
Scientists Find Way to Stop Epilepsy in Mice

Blocking bad gene kept disease from being passed to offspring

8/3/2009
Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

They hope feat will someday lead to organ generation for humans

8/3/2009
Crucial Finding Advances Spinal Cord Injury Research

Scientists guide axons to re-form nerve connections in rats

7/31/2009
Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease

7/30/2009
Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say

7/30/2009
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds

7/30/2009
'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests

7/29/2009
Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked

Discovery paves way for better therapies for some blood cancer patients, experts say

7/29/2009
Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

Discovery could lead to ways to increase energy-burning in body, fight obesity

7/29/2009
Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells

Method might someday provide less toxic alternative to chemo, expert says

7/28/2009
Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

Discovery could lead to new treatments for people with spine injuries

7/24/2009
Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread?

Novel technique could speed repair of ligaments, tendons, study shows

7/23/2009
Lab Test Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in ICU Patients

Marker in urine could help spot those with elevated risk, study shows

7/23/2009
Molecule Helps Leukemia Cells Hide From Immune System

Discovery might lead to new strategies to fight the disease, researchers say

7/23/2009
Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

Achievement shows how 'plastic' these cells can be, experts say

7/22/2009
Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

7/22/2009
AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

Finding could shed light on how the disease affects humans

7/22/2009
Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's

Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits

7/21/2009
Biomarkers May Predict Alzheimer's

Proteins in spinal fluid may help diagnose disease early, study shows

7/21/2009
Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants

Clues found on how they help arteries stay clear and healthy