Research and Development Health News

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3/11/2009
Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines

Study in mice pinpoints role of gene mutation in triggering certain headaches

3/10/2009
Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer

Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development

3/10/2009
Japanese Researchers Develop New Smallpox Vaccine

No serious side effects are found in latest test, study reports

3/9/2009
Technique Might Prevent Some Bladder Removals

Method helps doctors better distinguish cancer types, researcher says

3/9/2009
Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

Scientists applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/8/2009
Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday

Researchers applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/6/2009
Drinking May Trigger Genetic Marker for Depression

But it still hasn't been determined whether one disorder causes the other, study notes

3/6/2009
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance

Corn syrup more easily metabolizes to fat in liver, which may trigger disease, study says

3/6/2009
Hip Osteoarthritis Therapy No Better Than Placebo

FDA-approved injection for knees less effective in deep joint areas, study finds

3/5/2009
Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency

Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

3/5/2009
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli

Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

3/5/2009
Drugs From Vegetables May Target Melanoma Tumors

Extracts of broccoli, cabbage block protein in disease spread, study says

3/5/2009
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness

Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest

3/4/2009
Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Used Legs and Arms Like Birds

Utah fossils show ability evolved long before feathery wings did, paleontologists say

3/4/2009
Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma

In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

3/4/2009
Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs

Researchers say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective

3/4/2009
Germicide Might Guard Against HIV Infection

Treatment prevented infection in monkeys, study shows

3/3/2009
'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese

Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, mouse study finds

3/2/2009
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills

Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children

2/27/2009
Hormone Drug May Help Drinkers Stay Sober

Study finds 'alcoholic' rats on cabergoline cut consumption, were less prone to relapse

2/27/2009
New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment

Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

2/26/2009
Alzheimer's Plaques More Complex Than Thought

They affect neurons and nervous system cells that support brain function, study finds

2/26/2009
Scientists Discover New Drug Targets for Crohn's Disease

Gene-searching method uncovered more players in painful gastrointestinal condition

2/26/2009
Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection

It might one day be used as an ingredient in sunscreen, researchers say

2/25/2009
Compounds Found to Protect Rabbits From Cerebral Palsy

Discovery called exciting, but human application remains elusive, expert says

2/25/2009
Why Music Triggers a Walk Down Memory Lane

Discovery of brain area responsible for link could lead to Alzheimer's treatment, study says

2/25/2009
Tests Might Diagnose, Predict Prostate Cancer

One measures genes in urine, another combines PSA and other risk factors

2/24/2009
Ailment Linked to Pigs May Reveal Keys to Other Disorders

Scientists hope to learn how autoimmune diseases are triggered

2/23/2009
Media Influences Cancer Care

Patients who search Web, other media more likely to get newer treatments, study finds

2/22/2009
Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu

Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

2/20/2009
Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

2/20/2009
Experimental Drug May Prevent Plaque Buildup

Further study, though, could reveal pitfalls, expert warns

2/18/2009
Many Clinical Trials Moving Overseas

Study says trend raises ethical, medical issues

2/18/2009
Working With Robots May Help After a Stroke

People who lost use of a hand recaptured movement, study finds

2/18/2009
Tumors Linked to Fetal Stem Cell Transplant

Russian boy's case is deemed rare, but caution is warranted, experts say

2/17/2009
Aging Brain May Contribute to Some Hearing Loss

Reduction in size of auditory cortex might lead to problems, study suggests

2/16/2009
Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified

Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

2/16/2009
Beta Blocker Blocks Feelings of Bad Memories

Propranolol erases physiological effects of trauma, study finds

2/15/2009
Gene Therapy Holds Promise for HIV

But research is preliminary and more trials are needed, study says

2/13/2009
Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice

They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

2/13/2009
Sponsor Dollars Key to Flu Vaccine Study Publication

Researchers urge full funding disclosures since drug firms buy space in journals

2/13/2009
Researchers ID Biomarker for Fatal Prostate Cancer

Men with highest ionized serum calcium 3 times more likely to die, study finds

2/13/2009
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy

Tests in mice were successful, and human trials are under way

2/13/2009
New Anti-Clotting Treatment Urged for Cancer Patients

Warfarin failed to reduce catheter-related clots, study finds

2/12/2009
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle

Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

2/12/2009
Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

2/12/2009
Drug Reduces Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms, Lesions

Ustekinumab effective for those who don't respond to current treatments, study finds

2/12/2009
Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice

Treated with enzastaurin, even tumors that did develop weren't as advanced, study finds

2/11/2009
Signs of Leukemia Show Up Years Before Diagnosis

Study suggests abnormal blood cells hold clues to start of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

2/11/2009
Key to Lyme Disease Virulence Discovered

Protein helps transport manganese in the bacteria behind the disease, study finds