Research and Development Health News

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10/7/2009
Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed

Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

10/7/2009
Study Upends Comfort-Food Theory

Researcher says people more open to change during stressful periods

10/7/2009
Early Drug Treatment May Cut Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Improved rates of prevention or delay of full-blown disease seen in treated study patients

10/5/2009
Gene Discovery May Advance Head and Neck Cancer Therapy

Expanded list of genetic links might improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

10/2/2009
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together

Research explores how brain picks best way to react to messages from muscle

10/2/2009
New Classification Proposed for Stomach Cancers

Categorizing by pathway, not cell type, may lead to better treatments, researchers say

10/2/2009
Swine Flu Tests Could Swamp Diagnostic Labs

Might lead to delays in tests for other diseases, experts say

10/1/2009
Oldest Skeleton in Human Family Tree Surprises Scientists

Experts say finding challenges theory that ancestors were like chimps, apes

9/29/2009
No Osteoarthritis Seen in Obese Mice Without Leptin

Hormone linked to appetite may also influence arthritis risk, researchers find

9/27/2009
New Treatments Hold Hope for Failing Eyes

As the U.S. ages, macular degeneration rates are expected to swell

9/25/2009
Angst May Protect Against Some Skin Cancer

Study finds less squamous cell carcinoma in mice under short-term stress

9/25/2009
New Hope for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

By inhibiting key enzyme, researchers shrank tumors, prolonged survival in mice

9/24/2009
New Treatment May Beat Melanoma

In trials, advanced cancers shrunk rapidly, researchers say

9/24/2009
Sleep Deprivation Might Lead to Alzheimer's

Research in mice suggests that suspect plaques build up during waking hours

9/24/2009
Steps Start to Add Up to a Math Path in the Brain

With functional MRI, researchers see that numbers trigger distinct activity patterns

9/24/2009
Experimental AIDS Vaccine Delivers Good News

Thai trial is first test in humans to show vaccine can work against HIV

9/23/2009
New Parkinson's Drug Draws Mixed Reviews

Researchers split on whether it slowed disease progression in trial

9/23/2009
One Shot May Someday Replace Six for Rabies

Experimental vaccine offers hope for millions of people worldwide, researchers say

9/21/2009
Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs

Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

9/21/2009
Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening

New method uses risk estimation to guide management, experts say

9/21/2009
Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Three-pronged treatment let their legs move, bear weight without brain signals

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