Research and Development Health News

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7/21/2009
Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

Findings could lead to better therapies for severe forms of the disease

7/20/2009
Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure

'Sox17' gene could further pancreatic research, study suggests

7/16/2009
Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

Family bonds, dedicated scientists set their sights on the bone malignancy chordoma

7/15/2009
Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say

7/15/2009
New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

Studies show Dimebon could improve cognition, vaccine might fight 'tangles' of disease

7/15/2009
Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research

Some avenues of scientific inquiry remain unfunded, however

7/14/2009
Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth

Discovery could help change disease from fatal to chronic, researcher says

7/9/2009
Technology Takes a Step Toward Treating Paralysis

Microelectrodes placed directly on the brain allow movement in study participants

7/9/2009
Study Asserts Need for New Treatments for Delirium

Research and therapies are lacking for common condition, expert says

7/7/2009
Heartburn Drugs May Contribute to the Problem

Study suggests proton pump inhibitors could aggravate acid trouble

7/7/2009
Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say

7/7/2009
Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

Older stem cell lines eligible for U.S. research dollars, NIH says

7/6/2009
Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin

Study found famotidine effective at curtailing ulcers

7/3/2009
New Weapons in Fight Against TB?

Parkinson's drugs may thwart treatment-resistant strain, study finds

7/3/2009
Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread

Researchers express hope that finding will lead to treatments

7/2/2009
New Drug Could Work Against Leukemia

Researchers see promise for treatment of AML and other cancers

7/2/2009
Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say

6/30/2009
Drug Found Ineffective Against Lung Disease

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis gain no survival benefit, research finds

6/29/2009
Discovery Points to Regulation of Calcium Metabolism

Researchers may be step closer to preventing kidney stones, osteoporosis

6/27/2009
New Drug Shows Promise for Rheumatoid Arthriitis

Small, early study finds few long-term side effects

6/26/2009
Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice

Finding could help advance autism research in humans

6/26/2009
Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

In the mind's eye, an arm or hand changes shape, study finds

6/25/2009
Cell Protein Could Help Spur Malignancy

Discovery may lead to new cancer treatments, scientists say

6/24/2009
Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man

Flute find suggests early ancestors more culturally sophisticated than thought

6/22/2009
Lab Study Finds Protein That May Inhibit Cancer Spread

Tests in mice show prosaposin injections reduce tumor growth

6/22/2009
Vinegar Might Help Keep Off Pounds

Researchers find fat-fighting properties in the lab and in mice

6/22/2009
New Strategy Eyed for AIDS Treatment

Discovery of HIV hiding places may pave way for novel therapies

6/18/2009
Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say

6/18/2009
Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward

Newly approved device allows pain-free mobility, experts say

6/18/2009
Hysterectomies Could Be Source of Stem Cells

Researchers eye tissues that are normally discarded after surgery

6/17/2009
Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids

Finding sheds light on cause of lethal cancer, expert says

6/17/2009
Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids

Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

6/17/2009
Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

Drugs induce a state of hibernation that improves recovery, study shows

6/16/2009
Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding

But stressful life events can trigger the condition, researchers say

6/16/2009
Strides Made in Hemophilia Research

Successful blood-clotting in lab could pave way for human trials, researchers say

6/15/2009
Drug Shows Promise Against Childhood Epilepsy

Rapamycin helped suppress seizures in mouse study

6/15/2009
Chemo Drug May Help Sun-Damaged Skin

Small study finds it also may reduce precancerous lesions

6/15/2009
Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

Time between onset and symptoms could be targeted for therapy, study suggests

6/15/2009
Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds

6/12/2009
Evolution May Have Made Humans More Cancer Prone

Scientist thinks bigger brain could explain difference from chimps

6/12/2009
A Robot That Reads Your Mind?

Researchers program automatons to anticipate human needs

6/11/2009
Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds

6/5/2009
Analysis Sheds Light on Protein's Role in Cancer

Scientists make strides in finding ways to slow tumor growth

6/4/2009
Discovery Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease

Researchers identify protein that could lead to treatment or prevention

6/4/2009
Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

Tickled chimps, orangutans show signs of human-like mirth, researchers say

6/3/2009
Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, experts say

6/1/2009
'Micro' Spreading of Breast Cancer Needs Treating, Study Urges

Other research cautions against too much screening for lung cancer

6/1/2009
Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine

Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease

6/1/2009
Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer

Alimta, Zactima extend survival but cure remains out of reach, studies show

6/1/2009
Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise

Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say