Research and Development Health News

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6/1/2009
Two Drugs Safe for Rare Forms of Kidney Cancer

Early trial suggests efficacy against malignancies that don't respond to other drugs

6/1/2009
Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine

Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

5/29/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu

It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows

5/27/2009
Green-Glowing Gene Heralds a Better Research Monkey

'Transgenic' primates can pass along clues to human disease in their DNA, scientists explain

5/26/2009
Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

5/25/2009
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans

5/22/2009
Synthetic Vitamin A-Like Molecule Blocks Early MS

Tests in mice show AM80 prevents early symptoms but not chronic ones, study finds

5/22/2009
New Research Sheds Light on Breast Cancer Prognosis

Two studies examine protein linked to tumor growth for clues to better treatments

5/22/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development

Study suggests loss of communication among cells tied to this nutritional deficit

5/21/2009
Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma

Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

5/21/2009
A New Way to Get Chemo to Pancreatic Tumors

Technique that doubles life span in mice may hold hope for people

5/20/2009
Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer

The findings might someday lead to better treatments, experts say

5/19/2009
Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors

In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

5/19/2009
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks

Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

5/19/2009
'Nanotechnology' May Simplify Antibiotic Treatment

Study using nanoparticles in aerosal spray shows promise

5/18/2009
Vaccine Shields Monkeys From Simian Form of HIV

Scientists inject antibody-coding genes directly into muscles

5/15/2009
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain

Discovery in mice could someday help control anxiety, experts say

5/13/2009
Chemotherapy Superior to New Drug for Early Breast Cancer

Standard treatment prolonged survival in older women, study finds

5/13/2009
For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life

Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/11/2009
Conflicts of Interest Still Exist in Cancer Research

Medical journals need to be more vigilant, analysis suggests

5/8/2009
Protein Might Mute Effects of Methamphetamine

Manipulation may be used someday against Parkinson's, too, expert suggests

5/6/2009
Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say

5/4/2009
Delivering Chemo Directly Into Brain Tumors Shows Promise

Survival times for those with malignant gliomas increased, study found

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

4/30/2009
New Compound May Fight HIV

Study in mice finds added benefit from cholesterol-reducing agent

4/29/2009
Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words

Finding could boost understanding of what causes reading disabilities

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

4/25/2009
Nanoparticles May Help Attack Cancer More Directly

Method tested in mice could allow more potent treatment with fewer side effects

4/24/2009
First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells

Achievement could aid dialysis and might be replicated for heart disease, scientists say

4/23/2009
Device Thwarts Attacks on Transplanted Pancreatic Cells

Could reduce need for immunosuppressants in treatment of type 1 diabetes

4/23/2009
Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome

Could lead to better breeding techniques, shed light on human genome

4/23/2009
Scientists Find New Way to Create Stem Cells

'Chemical' programming avoids problems genetic manipulation poses, study finds

4/22/2009
Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets

Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say

4/21/2009
A 'Smart Bomb' for Prostate Cancer?

Tested in mice, new chemo delivery system may increase accuracy, researchers say

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/20/2009
Targeted Treatments Show Mettle Against Advanced Cancers

Progression-free survival longer when treatment aimed at specific tumor traits

4/20/2009
Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies

4/20/2009
Science Makes Inroads Against Prostate, Other Cancers

In studies, an immune boost fights prostate tumors, and better drugs outwit brain, pancreatic malignancies

4/18/2009
Research Takes Aim at Pancreatic Cancer

Discovery and testing in mice may lead to better detection and treatment

4/17/2009
NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions

Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

4/17/2009
'Phase 0' Trials Aim to Speed Cancer Drug Development

Report on first such study involves effort to improve chemotherapy effectiveness

4/16/2009
A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist

MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

4/16/2009
Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets

The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

4/15/2009
New Technology Allows Better Monitoring of Cancer Cells

Researchers foresee an increased ability to diagnose the disease

4/15/2009
Soothing Songs Please the Heart

Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

4/15/2009
New Drug Being Tested for Pancreatic Cancer

Lab findings show potential for use alone or in combination, scientist says

4/14/2009
Researchers Create Long-Acting Local Anesthetic

Slow-release injection could ease discomfort in specific areas for days, weeks

4/14/2009
Pancreatic Islets in Forefront of Diabetes Research

Cells could play major role in treatment, if supply is adequate, study finds