Research and Development Health News

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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

1/12/2009
Gene Fusions May Drive Certain Cancers

Prostate cell findings could reveal targets for future treatments

1/12/2009
Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's

Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

1/9/2009
Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs

New technique might better control treatment of diseases like cancer, AIDS

1/9/2009
Studies Challenge Framingham Risk Score

The long-standing assessment for heart risk may not be accurate in some cases

1/8/2009
Inflammation Markers May Help Predict Stroke Risk

They should be used when assessing traditional risk factors, experts say

1/8/2009
Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice

Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

1/8/2009
Protein Might One Day Prevent Blindness

Researchers find it prolongs lives of key vision cells in mice

1/7/2009
Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

1/7/2009
9 Genes Are Linked to Alzheimer's

Finding also bolsters tie between vitamin D and the brain disease

1/7/2009
Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter

Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

1/7/2009
Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

1/5/2009
Car Key Device Jams Teens' Cell Phones

Inventor's ignition gadget prevents calls or texting while driving

1/5/2009
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

1/5/2009
Researcher Finds Most Will Inflict Pain on Others If Prodded

Finding mirrors results of infamous psychological obedience study in 1960s

1/1/2009
Genes Predict Chances of Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could help docs tailor treatments even further, researchers say

12/31/2008
Osteoporosis Drug Prompts Increase in Certain Bone Cells

Scientists not sure if finding points to potential problems; maker stands by medication

12/31/2008
Human Body May Make Its Own 'Aspirin'

Theory stems from presence of salicylic acid in study participants

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/30/2008
High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer

Finding may clarify the disease's connection to obesity

12/30/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease

Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

12/29/2008
Researchers Create Molecular Manual

Compiled by supercomputers, data may aid in treating diseases

12/29/2008
Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered

Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

12/25/2008
Honey Bees on Cocaine 'Dance' When Food Is Found

Research backs theory that insects' brain reward system activates pleasure centers

12/24/2008
Scientists May Isolate Stem Cells From Rats, Other Mammals

Achievement would be a real advance since these cells more closely mimic those of humans

12/24/2008
Scientists Create New Means to Study Disease Origins

Availability of rat stem cells may help link genes to human disorders

12/23/2008
Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

Finding may help unravel how diseases form

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/22/2008
2 Cardiovascular Proteins Tied to Severity of Alzheimer's

Their interaction cuts blood flow to brain, limiting its ability to shed plaques

12/18/2008
Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure

12/17/2008
Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

12/17/2008
Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems

Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

12/17/2008
Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival

Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

12/17/2008
Manipulating Key Protein May Prevent Eczema

Study might lead to new treatments for itchy skin condition

12/16/2008
Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets

Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images