Research and Development Health News

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10/21/2009
Radiation Treatments Made Safer for Cancer Patients

In mice, scientists say they can protect healthy tissue

10/21/2009
Sex With a Partner Makes Evolutionary Sense: Study

In worm model, genes gained from two parents helped offspring thrive, study shows

10/21/2009
Blood Protein May Predict Heart Attack But Not Stroke

More study needed into how CRP levels influence risk

10/21/2009
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report

Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

10/21/2009
Brain Protein Tied to Retardation

Growth factor could help cells communicate with each other, researchers say

10/20/2009
Cancer Drug May Help Scleroderma

Gleevec improved skin and lung function in patient study

10/20/2009
Full Results of AIDS Vaccine Trial Confirm Modest Benefit

But the Thai trial also suggests shot's effects may wane with time

10/20/2009
Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment

Researchers hope to start testing in patients within five years

10/19/2009
PSA 'Nanotest' May Spot Prostate Cancer's Return After Surgery

Screen could boost accuracy but is still years away from approval, experts say

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/19/2009
Scientists Find New Key to Lupus

Molecule identified in lab mice may cause autoimmune disease

10/19/2009
Hangovers May Be Tougher for Migraine Sufferers

Rat study helps pinpoint cause of increased headache pain

10/16/2009
Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome

The information may help accelerate research into diseases and treatments, experts say

10/15/2009
Liver Cells Made to Order

Stem cell breakthrough may lead to better treatments, researchers say

10/15/2009
A Drug to Cure Spinal Cord Injuries?

That idea is not so far-fetched, say scientists who now have possible targets for therapy

10/15/2009
Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab

New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

10/15/2009
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind

Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

10/14/2009
Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds

All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

10/14/2009
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's

Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

10/14/2009
Fine-Tuning Prosthetic Hands to Restore a Sense of Touch

In rats, researchers create junction between brain and device

10/14/2009
Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

It may be possible to stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests

10/14/2009
If You Want Help From a Chimp, You'll Have to Ask

Animal research sheds light on the evolution of altruism

10/13/2009
Dogs Helping to Advance Cancer Research

Treatment for canine tumors may yield insight into therapies for people, researchers say

10/12/2009
Gene Mutation May Speed Learning

Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

10/12/2009
Stop-Smoking Vaccine in the Works

Researchers move closer to a shot for kicking nicotine addiction

10/12/2009
Lab Study Makes Strides in Mending Hearts

Mouse stem cells are being used to help develop a heart muscle patch

10/8/2009
New Technology Shows Human Genome in 3-D

Technique lets researchers see how and where DNA fits into cells

10/8/2009
Stem Cell Research Offers Hope for Colon Cancer Vaccine

Mouse study suggests it may be possible to generate an immune response to cancer

10/7/2009
Liver Cancer Patients May Get Hope

Finding could help identify patients who will benefit from interferon therapy, researchers say

10/7/2009
'Lab on a Chip' Might Speed Breast Cancer Monitoring

Device makes measuring estrogen faster and simpler, researchers say

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