Research and Development Health News

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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

12/4/2009
Monkeys Recognize Their Pals in Photos

This is the first indication they understand what 2-D images represent, researchers say

12/3/2009
Feeding Birds in Winter Could Speed Evolution of Species

Without need to fly far for food, wing shapes changed rapidly, researchers say

12/2/2009
U.S. Approves New Stem Cell Lines for Publicly Funded Research

13 added batches now available, many more to come, NIH director says

12/2/2009
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

12/2/2009
Sperm Gene May Cause Men's Longevity Disadvantage

Mouse study suggests the gene could be linked to life span in males

11/30/2009
Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders

Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

11/27/2009
Bipolar Disorder May Be Tied to Body Clock

Study finds gene variation believed to affect circadian rhythm

11/26/2009
Watching the Nail-Biting Big Game Hurts So Good

Fans get a bigger thrill when on an emotional rollercoaster, study finds

11/25/2009
Type 1 Diabetes May Have a New Foe

Rituximab, already used to fight rheumatoid arthritis, could help newly diagnosed diabetics, study finds

11/25/2009
Implantable Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

In mice, disks placed under the skin kill tumor cells, study finds

11/25/2009
One Step Closer to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers identify role mitochondrial function plays in insulin production

11/25/2009
Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer

Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs for people, researchers say

11/25/2009
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief

Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

11/23/2009
Quick Saliva Test May One Day Diagnose Diseases

Age-related protein changes offer clues to treatment advances, study finds

11/23/2009
Combo Treatment Beneficial in Biliary-Tract Cancer Study

Adding drug to chemo regimen may improve patient outcomes, research suggests

11/20/2009
'Hobbits' Were a Distinct Species, Study Concludes

Skeletal analysis shows Homo floresiensis anatomy differed from modern-day humans

11/20/2009
Unraveling the 'Mad Cow' Mystery

Key molecule identified by researchers

11/19/2009
New 'Skin' From Stem Cells

Technique used in mice may offer hope to burn patients awaiting grafts