Research and Development Health News

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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

4/13/2009
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets

Egyptians may have been using herb-spiked drink for healing 5,000 years ago

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Harmless Virus May Be Deadly to Breast Cancer

Reovirus seeks out and destroys tumor cells, researchers say

4/10/2009
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice

Procedure may someday replace transplants in people, experts say

4/8/2009
A Fat That May Keep You Thin

'Brown' fat, previously unknown in adults, revs up calorie-burning, experts say

4/7/2009
Single Cell May Produce Multiple Lung Cancer Tumors

Finding suggests biological and clinical management of these growths needs to be tailored

4/7/2009
New Prostate Cancer Drug May Hold Promise

Researchers apply for large-scale testing after 'very promising' early results

4/7/2009
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People

The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

4/7/2009
Protein Might Be a Troublesome Nutrient

Study in rats links it to diabetes risk, but human application is unclear

4/6/2009
Team Regrows Neurons Controlling Movement in Rats

Goal is to one day develop a therapy to help with spinal cord injuries

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/6/2009
Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count

Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception

4/5/2009
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease

When tested in rabbits, resolvins reduced inflammation

4/3/2009
Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's

Treatment could save brain cells from ravages of neurodegenerative disease

4/2/2009
Human Heart Can Make New Cells

Discovery could lead to ways of regrowing damaged cardiac tissue, experts say

4/1/2009
Researchers Test Lithium as Radiation Protector

Study in mice hints at possible use in brain cancer treatment

4/1/2009
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

4/1/2009
New HIV Drug May Help Those Resistant to Therapy

Study in monkeys finds that it reduces replication of the virus

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/30/2009
Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes

Findings should lead to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say

3/27/2009
Scientists Capture HIV Transfer Among T-Cells on Video

Team suggests there are many targets now for interfering with the process

3/27/2009
Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

3/27/2009
Treatment Target for Herpes Pinpointed

Study finds VP16 is molecular key that unlocks the virus from latent state

3/26/2009
Diabetics May Soon Have Low-Sugar Vegetable Juice

Chinese scientists used bacteria to strip the drink of carbs

3/26/2009
New MRI Technology Expands Its Power

Signal thousand times stronger than current imaging, researchers say

3/25/2009
Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

3/25/2009
Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer

Study finds cleaved galectin-3 may serve as treatment target against disease progression

3/24/2009
HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness

Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

3/24/2009
Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors

The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

3/24/2009
Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes

Differences associated with behavioral traits, susceptibility to certain diseases

3/23/2009
Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

Products in development expand on plants' natural defenses, researchers explain

3/23/2009
Dogs Help in Hunt for New Cancer Drugs

Research with canines may one day lead to new therapies to benefit humans

3/23/2009
Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

3/23/2009
Gold Nanospheres Show Promise in 'Boiling' Out Cancer

Smaller than dust flecks, new therapy 'cooks' bad cells while leaving healthy ones alone

3/23/2009
Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

3/20/2009
Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis

Behavior of certain white blood cells may hold key to treatment, scientists say

3/20/2009
Human Brain Works Between Order and Chaos

Finding could lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders, researchers say