Research and Development Health News

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12/15/2008
Obesity-Related Hormone Tied to Psoriasis

Higher leptin levels play role in immune, inflammatory processes, study says

12/15/2008
Immune System Works Better at Night

Greater success fighting infection than during the day, study says

12/13/2008
Experimental Weight-Loss Pill Passes Early Test

People lost significant weight; no side effects on heart seen, study says

12/12/2008
Research Explains Benefit of 'Mini Heart Attack'

Stressing cardiac cells may make them more resilient during real attack, experts say

12/12/2008
Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

12/11/2008
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

12/10/2008
Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen

If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say

12/10/2008
Cancer Deaths Take Heavy Financial Toll

One estimate projects the U.S. cost to be $1.472 trillion in 2020

12/10/2008
Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive

Finding might yield new insights into eating disorders, experts say

12/10/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death

Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

12/9/2008
Experimental Drug Fights Bone Marrow Cancers

There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for these malignancies

12/8/2008
Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Nuts Cuts Heart Risks

Study says metabolic abnormalities better regulated when following this approach

12/8/2008
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease

Study says selenium, particularly for women and those with p53 gene mutation, may help

12/8/2008
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

12/8/2008
Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread

Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

12/8/2008
Dogs Get Petty About Treats

Study found they would withhold paws in face of unfair reward system

12/8/2008
Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice

Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

12/5/2008
Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk

But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

12/5/2008
Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance

Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick

12/5/2008
Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events

IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

12/5/2008
Being Happy Affects Even Those You Don't Know

Innovative research tracking people over a 20-year period suggests your smile goes farther than you think

12/4/2008
Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation

Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

12/4/2008
Intestinal 'Sleeve' Mimics Effects of Gastric Bypass

Tests in rats show treatment device could be used to treat obesity in humans

12/4/2008
Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System

Process prevents growing baby from rejecting the mother, researchers find

12/4/2008
Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found

Finding could usher in new treatments for sickle cell disease and thalassemia

12/4/2008
Robotic Device Could Help Stroke Patients

Through exercise, it seems to boost activity in a key region of the brain

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