Research and Development Health News

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9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/5/2008
Chinese Work Sees Through Invisibility Quest

Researchers explain how theoretical 'anti-cloak' could bring objects out of hiding

9/5/2008
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85

Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

9/5/2008
Last of Woolly Mammoths Had North American Roots

Beasts established themselves earlier than presumed

9/5/2008
Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk

Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

9/4/2008
Sleep Therapy Restores Brain Function in Insomniacs

Brain imaging suggests it could be a non-pharmacological intervention for the disorder

9/4/2008
Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Cancers

Findings of 3 studies focus on brain and pancreatic tumors

9/4/2008
Scientists Spot New Twist in HIV Infection

Discovery brings better treatments, even a cure, a bit closer

9/4/2008
Research Unveils Earliest Cell Changes in Down Syndrome

Mouse study shows disturbance of regulating gene starts domino effect altering development

9/4/2008
Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage

For sufferers of joint disease, finding could lead to preventive treatments, study says

9/3/2008
New Drug Helps Relieve Gout

Pegloticase normalized uric acid levels within 6 hours for participants in phase II trial

9/2/2008
Brain's Serotonin May Explain Seasonal Mood Changes

Higher binding potential in winter could clarify why people feel down when sun shines less

9/2/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study

Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

9/2/2008
Secrets of Telomerase Revealed

Researchers unlock active region of enzyme involved in cancer, aging

8/29/2008
Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds

8/28/2008
Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein

Recovery from brain injury, not injury itself, associated with increased plaque

8/28/2008
Normal Cells May Predict Cancer Virulence

Finding suggests that treatment that only aims at malignant cells might fall short

8/27/2008
Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration

Study also uncovers risks associated with treating 'wet' form of the eye disease

8/27/2008
Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

Researchers say feat could lead to treatment for diabetes

8/27/2008
Tools Test Debunks 'Dumb Neanderthals' Theory

Technological inferiority didn't spur their demise, researchers say

8/26/2008
Scientists ID Pathway That Makes Antipsychotic Drugs Work

Finding could aid drug manufacturers in development of new therapies

8/25/2008
LDL Cholesterol Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in Diabetics

Using these levels as markers could help clinicians better treat patients, Chinese study finds

8/22/2008
DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell

Research upends theory that repellant masks person's odor and interferes with bugs' senses

8/22/2008
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone

Enzyme called Smurf1 acts as signaling partner that turns off building-block proteins

8/22/2008
Intense Heat May Boost Tomato Antioxidant

Fat added to lycopene molecules appears to increase disease-fighting power, study says

8/22/2008
Computer-Based Method IDs Alzheimer's Protein Structures

Findings hint of new treatments to prevent their formation, MIT study says

8/22/2008
Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check

Finding could also fight other pathogens before they develop resistance to antibiotics

8/21/2008
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Findings may lead to novel drug targets for stroke, infectious diseases, study says

8/21/2008
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Cystic Fibrosis

The molecule causes flawed gene to work properly, researchers say

8/20/2008
Bone Growth Protein Also Promotes 'Good' Fat

Stimulation of brown globules helps burn calories, hints of new ways to treat obesity

8/20/2008
Addiction Drug Causes Rapid Weight Loss in Rats

Findings offers hope of new treatments for severe obesity in humans

8/20/2008
Calcium Might Have Taste Humans Can Detect

Tweaking tongue receptors could encourage people to consume more of the vital nutrient

8/19/2008
Mathematical Model Helps Predict Cancer Tumor Size

Calculations were close to what was actually seen in clinical practice, Stanford team says

8/18/2008
Immune Response May Hinder Stem Cell Treatments

This unexpected reaction must be overcome to ensure therapeutic success, experts say

8/18/2008
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days

Super close-up views of how strands interact could be key, researchers say

8/18/2008
A Hope: Contaminant-Free Synthetic Heparin

Team of chemists makes blood thinner in lab, but hopes for large-scale production

8/18/2008
New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers

Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

8/15/2008
Study Probes Internet Health-Related Search Patterns

Use of Google Trends mirrors data sought in other countries as well, researchers say

8/15/2008
Asthma's Course Differs by Gender

By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

8/13/2008
Poor Coordination in Childhood Tied to Adult Obesity

Clumsiness at age 7, below-par motor skills at 11 linked to weight gain later, study says

8/13/2008
Blocking Drug-Related Memories May Prevent Relapses

Animal brain receptor study suggests new treatments for addiction in humans

8/12/2008
PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques

Injectable marker spots deposits, could be used to assess drugs in clinical trials

8/12/2008
New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer

But expert notes research is still in early stages

8/11/2008
Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles

Not all overweight in metabolic danger, but waist size a factor even in the normal-weight

8/11/2008
Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer

Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments

8/11/2008
Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young

Better 'waste disposal' could one day help treat human illnesses such as Alzheimer's, study says

8/11/2008
Scientists Create Mice Resistant to Obesity

Research with a brain chemical might lead to drug treatments for humans

8/8/2008
New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

Endoscope was inserted through 1-inch cut behind uterus and into woman's body cavity

8/8/2008
Disease-Specific Stem Cell Lines Developed

Should advance both research and future treatments, scientists say

8/8/2008
Interrupted Night Sleep Worse for Cognitive Function

People almost 4 times groggier than those awakened during day rest, study finds