Research and Development Health News

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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

2/11/2009
Urine Test May One Day Predict Prostate Cancer

Lab results identify component linked to aggressiveness of disease

2/11/2009
Levels of Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome

New method of tracking changes proves better predictor than PSA, study says

2/10/2009
Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System

Pathogens such as HPV tweak their DNA to escape detection, study suggests

2/10/2009
New Technology May Boost Artificial Arms

Surgery, computer allow better nerve link to brain, researchers say

2/10/2009
Scientists Spot Possible Treatment for Rett Syndrome

Rare disorder afflicts girls and involves neurological, cardiac and respiratory woes

2/10/2009
Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study

Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

2/9/2009
2 Genes Implicated in Autism

Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

2/9/2009
Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban

Move by Obama expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

2/8/2009
Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer's

Study in animals finds memory improvements and less cell degeneration

2/6/2009
Parental Distrust May Explain Lack of Black Children in Clinical Trials

They express more doubt as to safety, transparency of medical research, study finds

2/6/2009
Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia

Findings show most previous work missed key DNA variant, researchers say

2/3/2009
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

2/3/2009
Insulin May Protect Against Alzheimer's

In lab study, diabetes treatments are found to slow damage

2/1/2009
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth

But many doctors insist the supplement is safe and worth a try for arthritis pain

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia May Stem From Malformed Proteins

Yale researchers say discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/30/2009
Stem Cell Transplants Help MS Victims

'Resetting' overactive immune system in early stages of disease worked, study finds

1/29/2009
Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?

Genetics might offer early clues, finds a study in fish

1/28/2009
'Time Stamp' in Brain Cells Encodes Memories

New neurons allow events to be recalled from a certain period, study suggests

1/28/2009
Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/22/2009
Dog Ailment, ALS Link Seen

Genetic tie found between Lou Gehrig's disease and canine ailment

1/21/2009
New Test May Help Kidney Transplant Patients

Carolina researchers say it could detect virus that can lead to failure

1/21/2009
Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say

Study finds support for surrogates enrolling loved ones in research studies

1/21/2009
In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission

Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

1/21/2009
Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says

Change is linked to wind pattern that controls winter in Northern Hemisphere

1/21/2009
Targeting Cancer's Own Stem Cells to Fight Recurrence

In the lab, scientists used a virus to thwart tumor's comeback

1/20/2009
Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes

Test might one day replace current blood tests, researchers say

1/20/2009
Tiny Chemo Beads Boost Liver Cancer Outcomes

They are soaked with drugs to target only the tumor, researchers explain

1/16/2009
Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism

Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says

1/16/2009
National Children's Study Begins Recruiting

Effort will track development of 100,000 kids from birth to age 21

1/15/2009
Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma

Colorful shapes in 'Tetris' seem to force competition for brain's sensory data

1/14/2009
Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety

Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

1/14/2009
Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers

Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

1/14/2009
Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline