Research and Development Health News

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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

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