Research and Development Health News

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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

3/19/2009
Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked

Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

3/19/2009
New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals

Stimulation of spinal cord less invasive than deep brain stimulation, researchers say

3/19/2009
Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord

No matter the culture, people recognize most basic feelings in unfamiliar tunes

3/18/2009
2 Studies Conflict Over Value of Prostate Cancer Screening

Doctors acknowledge that the PSA test is a far from perfect tool

3/18/2009
Mussel-Based Glue May Make Surgery Safer

The natural medical adhesive might be applied using inkjet printer technology, researchers say

3/17/2009
Hormone Might Help Restore Female Fertility

Kisspeptin spurs healthy ovulation, researchers explain

3/16/2009
Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

3/13/2009
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?

Reward may keep brain visually on track without conscious attention, study finds

3/13/2009
Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients

Small U.K. study says Rituxan could become 1st new drug for disease in 50 years

3/13/2009
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound

Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

3/12/2009
Scientists ID Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blood samples from women had higher levels of 2 proteins before they developed disease

3/12/2009
Clear Skies Have Become Less So Over Time, Data Show

U.S. researchers find aerosol levels have diminished visibility

3/11/2009
New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

Promises to make diagnosis simpler for disease than can strike younger adults

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
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness

Discovery might someday yield therapies to restore sight, experts suggest