Research and Development Health News

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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
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

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

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