Research and Development Health News

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7/11/2008
Protein Thought to Promote Cancer Does Opposite

Study finds it functions as a tumor suppressor instead

7/11/2008
Nanoparticle Stops Cancer From Spreading

'Smart bomb' curbs metastasis with fewer side effects, study finds

7/10/2008
Stem Cells Hold Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Injections helped restore damaged muscle in mice, researchers report

7/9/2008
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

7/9/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation

Defective hormone may point to new targets for treatment, study says

7/9/2008
New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

Research shows future production of new lines may be done without destroying embryo

7/8/2008
A Blood Marker Could Spot Diabetes Risk

Higher levels of fetuin-A were linked to later disease development, study found

7/8/2008
Thickness, Location Predict Skin Cancer's Spread

Thicker tumors boost risk almost fivefold, German study finds

7/7/2008
Molecule Uses Cellular Recycling to Treat Kidney Cancer

Finding represents a major shift for targeted therapy, study says

7/7/2008
Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer

Resveratrol, found in red wine, grape skins, inhibits abnormal cells, study finds

7/4/2008
Anxiety, Shyness May Be Long-Lasting Traits

Brain mechanism present early in life predisposes people to worry, study finds

7/3/2008
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival

But early-stage patients may benefit from further study of vitespen, researchers say

7/3/2008
Barcode Technology Flaws Put Some Patients at Risk

Nurses forced to use 'workarounds' to ensure medication errors are kept to minimum, study says

7/3/2008
Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped

Magnetic tracer lets disabled control wheelchairs, perform other tasks independently

7/2/2008
New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer

Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy

7/2/2008
Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers

Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

7/2/2008
New Ear Tube Device Helps Treat Infections Faster

Stainless steel rod reduces time of anesthesia, number of instruments inserted into canal

7/2/2008
New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus

Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

6/30/2008
Caffeine Could Stave Off Multiple Sclerosis

Finding may help scientists develop drug to treat autoimmune disease, researcher says

6/30/2008
Elevated Albumin Levels in Urine Raise Hypertension Risk

Findings suggest current concept of 'normal' protein secretion needs revision

6/30/2008
Promising Cancer Treatment Ready for Human Trial

Tumor-fighting white blood cells would be transfused into patients with advanced malignancy

6/30/2008
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

6/30/2008
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease

Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

6/30/2008
Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior

There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows

6/28/2008
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

Slowed cognitive decline in patients without ApoE4 gene, trial shows

6/27/2008
Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events

But Canadian study finds increase in non-serious side effects

6/26/2008
Women Don't Notice 40% of Their Hot Flashes

Lack of sleep, causing memory problems, likely culprits in finding, study says

6/26/2008
Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer

It's less expensive and nearly as accurate as MRI, study says

6/26/2008
Lack of Two Related Genes Disrupts Sleep Cycle

Finding important to kids with autism, retardation, who often have poor rest patterns

6/26/2008
Novel Treatments Ease Migraine Pain

Both call for stimulation of nerve centers related to pain

6/25/2008
Sense of Adventure Rests in Primitive Brain Region

But dopamine reward system may also play role in less desirable addictions, expert says

6/25/2008
Gene Variant May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease

The finding could open the door to improved treatments

6/24/2008
Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury

Memantine could protect newborns with compromised blood, oxygen supply, study suggests

6/24/2008
Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime

Finding suggests dietary, environmental exposures may explain 'late onset' diseases

6/24/2008
Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma

Findings from mouse model could lead to new therapeutic targets

6/23/2008
Immune Molecule Key to Preventing Organ Rejection

Measuring HLA-G dimer may identify patients who need little, if any, immune suppression

6/23/2008
One Gene May Be Key to Myeloma

The discovery holds promise as a treatment target for this diverse disease, experts say

6/23/2008
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found

Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

6/20/2008
Blood Substitute Found Safe in Large Phase III Trial

It worked best in those under 80, could ease expected worldwide shortfall of supplies

6/19/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide

Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

6/19/2008
Star-Shaped Brain Cells Make Scans Possible

Astrocytes called missing link between neurons, blood vessels, researchers say

6/19/2008
Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System

Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

6/18/2008
Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

Doctors used man's own immune system cells to eliminate the disease

6/18/2008
'Micromagnets' May One Day Enhance MRI Technology

They could boost sensitivity, amount of information offered by the images

6/18/2008
Alzheimer's Protein Tied to HIV Progression

ApoE4 molecule appears to push a faster course of disease, researchers say

6/17/2008
Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand

And doctors need to be aware of the connection, study says

6/17/2008
Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea

Finding may be 'magic bullet' to help millions of children in developing world, study says

6/16/2008
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease

Those with highest levels at almost twice the risk, regardless of diabetes, study finds

6/16/2008
Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer

Treatment could eventually be used to improve lives of humans with disease, study says

6/16/2008
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say