Research and Development Health News

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10/31/2008
Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss

Variant prevented ear hair cells from pumping out excess calcium, study finds

10/30/2008
Cancer Cells' Chromosomes Hint at New Treatments

A genetic aberration may lead to effective, targeted therapies

10/30/2008
'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin

Though first discovered in the Alps, DNA study finds no genetic link to modern Europeans

10/29/2008
Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs

Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

10/28/2008
Elaborate Network Drives When and Where Proteins Are Made

Study finds molecules convey genetic instructions from nuclei to fulfill different roles

10/28/2008
Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

10/27/2008
Common Heart Drugs May Hamper Blood Thinner

Calcium channel blockers could inhibit Plavix action, study says

10/27/2008
Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people

10/26/2008
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats

Study finds tart powder reduced inflammation, cholesterol and belly fat

10/26/2008
Purple Tomato Extended Lives of Cancer-Prone Mice

Snapdragon flower pigments produced color, antioxidants in genetically modified fruit

10/24/2008
Scientists ID 3 New Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia

Finding may offer insight into biology of disease and why some are susceptible

10/24/2008
High Sodium Levels Don't Raise Blood Pressure

Study did find connection between salt intake and diabetes incidence

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/24/2008
Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold

Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

10/24/2008
Even Mild Sleep Apnea Hikes Heart Risk

It can lead to stiffening of arteries, study says

10/24/2008
New MS Therapies Show Promise

But the side effects of one drug require much more research, researchers say

10/23/2008
Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation

Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

10/23/2008
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response

Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

10/23/2008
U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer

Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

10/22/2008
T-Cell Infusion Therapy Boosts Melanoma Survival

Strategy caused tumor regression, relapse-free outcomes in about half of patients treated

10/22/2008
Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer

Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

10/22/2008
New Prostates Grown From Single Stem Cell

Researchers think feat could shed light on how cancer develops

10/21/2008
Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

10/21/2008
Head-First Slide a Heads-Up Play

Physicist says most baseball players reach the base faster that way

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/20/2008
HIV Can Re-Emerge From a Single Cell

Findings show patients should take their medications as prescribed

10/20/2008
Tests May ID Older Patients at Risk for Post-Op Delirium

Underlying depression and less cognitive flexibility could be warning signs, study says

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/17/2008
Red Wine Compound May Slow Drinking-Linked Liver Condition

Mouse study suggests resveratrol impedes fatty buildup in the organ, which is linked to cirrhosis

10/17/2008
Scientists Hot on Trail of New Antibiotics

Natural compounds could mean faster treatments for TB, fight other drug-resistant bacteria

10/16/2008
Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure

Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

10/16/2008
Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk

Trouble with the gland means 38% greater vision threat, study suggests

10/15/2008
Gene Signature for Liver Cancer Recurrence Found

A 186-gene panel, discovered in normal cells surrounding the tumor, may predict cancer survival, new research contends

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/15/2008
Web Site on Medical Research in Kids Launched

NIH-sponsored effort informs parents about safeguards in pediatric clinical trials

10/15/2008
Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness

A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

10/15/2008
Early TB Found in 9,000-Year-Old Bones

Ancient strain shows disease is 3,000 years older than thought

10/14/2008
Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

10/14/2008
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's

Reducing homocysteine levels doesn't slow cognitive decline, study finds

10/13/2008
Embryonic Heart Shows Strong Capacity to Regenerate

Mouse study finds fetal cells compensated for loss of nearly half of cardiac tissue

10/13/2008
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered

The hope is the finding could one day lead to a screening test

10/10/2008
Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice

But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

10/10/2008
Infliximab-Based Treatment Effective for Crohn's Patients

Remicade alone or in combo with azathioprine better for inflammatory disorder

10/9/2008
Brain Rewires Itself After Hand Transplant

Research reveals 'plasticity' of adult neurons

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future

Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed.

10/8/2008
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

10/8/2008
Researchers Create Embryonic-Like Stem Cells From Human Testes

Finding could sidestep ethical concerns surrounding use of cells from embryos

10/8/2008
Genetic Research Offers Insights Into Form of Malaria

P. vivax causes 300 million cases of the disease each year

10/8/2008
Cell Protein Suppresses Pain Better Than Morphine

Injected into mice, it proved more effective but with fewer side effects, study says