Research and Development Health News

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12/3/2008
Blood Pressure Pill Combo More Effective Than Diuretics

Study suggests need to change therapeutic guidelines

12/3/2008
Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say

12/3/2008
Bogus Stem Cell Therapies Sold on Internet

New guidelines are aimed at combating less responsible uses, claims, experts say

12/1/2008
Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS

Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

12/1/2008
Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says

12/1/2008
Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

11/28/2008
Study Recruiting From Alzheimer's-Prone Families

The findings might boost understanding of the disease generally, researchers say

11/26/2008
Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome

Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

11/26/2008
Fat-Sensing Molecule Might Fight Obesity

Study with rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite

11/25/2008
Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks

Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely to have artery disease

11/25/2008
Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own

Study of women receiving mammography suggests it happens

11/24/2008
Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/21/2008
Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

Finding may lead to new therapies for preterm labor

11/21/2008
New Approach Keeps Tumor Cells From Refueling

Finding might one day lead to a novel technique to combat cancer, study says

11/21/2008
New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered

2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species

11/20/2008
Inhibiting Protein May Keep Cancer Cells From Refueling

Researchers say finding could be key to new disease-fighting therapies

11/20/2008
Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism

Processing of the brain chemical serotonin may be key, study says

11/19/2008
Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process

Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

11/19/2008
Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes

Traditional risk factors, such as obesity, are just as useful, studies find

11/19/2008
Early HIV Treatment Best for Babies

It saves lives and slows the progression of AIDS, study confirms

11/19/2008
Technique Tracks Cancer-Killing Cells

Innovative approach could aid research, treatment, experts say

11/19/2008
Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

A promising approach in mice disappoints in human trial

11/19/2008
Compound Tied to Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

High kynurenic acid levels like 'gasoline on the fire' of affected neurotransmitters

11/19/2008
Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria

Study finds up to 30% of beneficial species, strains are significantly affected

11/18/2008
Cancer Drugs May Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Experiments in mice show Gleevec and Sutent reverse, prevent autoimmune disease

11/18/2008
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

These in-home companions could aid, watch over frail elderly, experts say

11/17/2008
Family Physicians Have Little Input at NIH: Report

That means a big loss of research opportunities for the specialty, experts say

11/17/2008
Finding Points to Possible Blood Test for Brain Tumors

Tiny sacs, released by glioblastoma cells, can be detected, study shows

11/14/2008
Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers

11/13/2008
New Therapy Could Transform Arthritis Treatment

Modifying gene called Foxp3 may develop cells capable of suppressing immune response

11/13/2008
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies

Study says treatment, similar to acupressure, may boost uterus receptivity

11/12/2008
Way to Rescue Tired Immune Cells Fighting HIV Found

Discovery of pathway could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/12/2008
Only Half of MS Patients Respond to Interferon Therapy

Finding may support idea that multiple sclerosis isn't a single disease, one expert says

11/11/2008
Gains Against Heart Failure Reported

Exercise, medications prove worth against the condition, doctors say

11/11/2008
Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health

Study finds it leads to improved blood flow

11/10/2008
Poverty May Aggravate Asthma

Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

11/10/2008
New Compound Might Be Improvement Over Allergy Shots

Study found it effective, less cumbersome than traditional treatment

11/7/2008
Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans

Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

11/7/2008
'Scaffold' Could One Day Repair Damaged Hearts

It's the first to match structural, mechanical properties of heart tissue, scientists say

11/7/2008
Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Finding could help identify people who'd respond to light therapy, study says

11/6/2008
Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors

MK-677 brought muscle mass, but long-term effects on vitality unclear, scientists say

11/6/2008
Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones

It interferes with bone metabolism and bone mass maintenance, study finds

11/6/2008
New Pathways Studied to Repair Nerves

Two different approaches seek to interfere with mechanisms that inhibit cell regeneration

11/6/2008
U.S. Experts Still Unsure of Allergy Relief by Mouth

Medicines in droplet or pill form aren't yet ready to replace injections, physicians say

11/5/2008
Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder

The gene has also been implicated in autism, researchers say

11/5/2008
Vitamin Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatment cured memory problems in mice, researchers found

11/5/2008
Trigger for Stem Cell Differentiation Detailed

Discovery could help scientists steer development of cells for therapies, study shows

11/3/2008
Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years

Feat represents another advance in stem cell research, experts say

11/3/2008
Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance

Finding suggests complaint of a 'racing mind' is not just in patient's head

10/31/2008
Preeclampsia Might Protect Against Testicular Cancer

Study suggests link between high blood pressure in pregnancy and risk of the malignancy