Research and Development Health News

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

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

10/7/2008
Fatty Acid in Olive Oil Wards Off Hunger

Study with lab animals might one day lead to new weight control approach in people

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

10/3/2008
Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study

Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

10/3/2008
Urine Samples Could Reveal Breast Cancer Risk

High levels of two biomarkers might indicate early tumor growth, study suggests

10/3/2008
Saliva Proteins May Help Spot Oral Cancer

Someday, easy test could gauge biomarkers for disease, study says

10/2/2008
New Class of Drugs Might Cause Congenital Heart Defects

Lithium is only such drug on market, but more powerful versions are in development, researcher warns

10/1/2008
Vitamin C Megadoses Hamper Cancer Treatments in Mice

Study suggests disruption of chemotherapy's ability to target tumor cells

9/30/2008
Team Sniffs Out Process That Could Make 'Artificial Nose'

Lab-made smell receptors could replace drug- and explosive-sniffing dogs, have medical uses

9/30/2008
Fewer Doses, Intramuscular Injection Cut Anthrax Shot Side Effects

3 vaccinations just as effective as current 6 in forming antibodies, study finds

9/30/2008
Link Between Vaccine and MS Unproven

Majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B not at risk for the condition, study says

9/29/2008
Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread

Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

9/29/2008
Common Gene Mutation Lowers Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Study found missing section protected against psychiatric illness

9/29/2008
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom

Nerve cells may help spur inflammation, study shows

9/29/2008
Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs

A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say

9/26/2008
Researchers Develop Pig Model for Cystic Fibrosis

Now they can track disease progression as it happens, something not possible in humans

9/25/2008
Scientists ID Compounds That Prevent Brain Nerve Damage

Finding could help develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

9/25/2008
Researchers Report Stem Cell Advance

Using cold virus to deliver pluripotent cells circumvents safety concerns, scientists say

9/24/2008
Painkiller May Prevent Diabetes-Related Retinal Damage

Pentazocine's effects on eye health called 'phenomenal,' study concludes

9/23/2008
Wine Compound May Protect Against Radiation Exposure

Rat study finding could lead to human treatments that are effective, non-toxic

9/23/2008
Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker

Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/23/2008
Many Trial Reports on FDA-Approved Drugs Go Unpublished

Selective reporting may color record of comparisons to other meds, study says

9/22/2008
To Sleep, Perchance to Smell?

Odors can affect the emotional tone of dreams, study finds

9/19/2008
'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism

Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

9/19/2008
FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval

9/19/2008
Group Works to Streamline Cancer Therapy Approvals

6-point flow chart seeks to clarify most productive research lines for FDA consideration

9/18/2008
Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

9/17/2008
Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo

GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

9/17/2008
Team Tracks Cell That May Repair Skeletal Muscle Damage

Mouse study confirms stem cells surrounding fibers can repopulate and help heal injury

9/16/2008
Compound Reverses Huntington's Symptoms in Mice

Treatment slowed reduction of brain size, improved motor functioning, study finds

9/16/2008
Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone'

Minimally invasive procedure in pigs produced effect similar to bariatric surgery

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/15/2008
Stem Cells Ease Stroke-Like Brain Damage in Mice

The strategy might someday help humans recover from similar events, scientists say

9/12/2008
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem

Volunteers with rare eye disease regained partial sight with experimental therapy

9/12/2008
Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals

Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say

9/11/2008
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects

Research could pave way for enhanced computer vision systems, MIT study suggests

9/11/2008
Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases

Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests

9/10/2008
Chromosome Tests Help Study of Kids' Mental Anomalies

New technology offers better diagnostic model for complex developmental abnormalities

9/10/2008
Stopping Cancer From Rebounding After Treatment

The body helps tumors recover from chemo, but there may be a way to blunt that response, scientists say

9/10/2008
Scratched Surfaces May Trap Bacteria During Food Processing

Studies examine new countertop materials, cleaners to cut contamination

9/9/2008
Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke

Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug

9/9/2008
Study Probes Why Smokers Find It Hard to Quit

When not in a state of craving, they may underestimate intensity of future urge to light up

9/9/2008
Job Loss Has Long-Term Impact on Social Lives

Those displaced more likely to withdraw from clubs, but older workers fare better, study finds

9/9/2008
Serotonin Transporter Levels May Explain Winter Blues

More of brain chemical removed in fall and winter, when there's less sunlight, study finds

9/8/2008
Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger Than Believed

Finding could have implications for artificial intelligence, memory disorder treatments

9/8/2008
Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain

Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

9/8/2008
Buyers Spend More With Non-Cash Purchases

Researchers say it's the 'pain of paying' that drives consumer choices

9/8/2008
Walking Styles a Quick Cue to Gender

Looking at joint movements alone, people could spot males vs. females, study found

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke