Research and Development Health News

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6/8/2008
Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting

Finding could speed new tissue-engineered stem cell bypass procedures, study says

6/6/2008
Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels

Copies of variant don't boost type 2 diabetes risk but could suggest its causes

6/6/2008
Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells

Finding may prove a major advance in type 1 diabetes research, study says

6/6/2008
6/5/2008
Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

Researchers hope to apply novel finding to neurological disorders in humans

6/5/2008
Tracking Cancer Drug's Effectiveness

Bioluminescence imaging a lower cost tool than MRI for evaluating new drugs, study says

6/5/2008
Weight Gain May Not Be Based Just on What You Eat

Study suggests the brain chemical serotonin influences fat metabolism

6/4/2008
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity

How you eat counts, study says, but nervous system also dictates weight gain, loss

6/4/2008
Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice

Restored damaged electrical pathway seen in MS patients who lose nerve signals

6/4/2008
Researchers ID Inflammation-Fighting Pathway in Fat Cells

But this protection breaks down when obesity sets in, study finds

6/3/2008
Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer

Fewer deaths, recurrences seen in those who had relatives with disease, study finds

6/3/2008
Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Lab experiment resulted in T-cells spreading beyond treatment area

6/2/2008
Drug May Cut Tremors Associated With Parkinson's

But relief not on way, since FDA has said evidence of drug's effectiveness lacking

6/2/2008
Vaccine May Boost Survival of Brain Cancer Patients

The tumors are similar to the type diagnosed in Sen. Edward Kennedy

6/2/2008
Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Zometa, used to treat osteoporosis, showed no unanticipated side effects, researchers report

6/2/2008
Erbitux Plus Chemo Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes

Survival extended 5 weeks; benefit seen in all subtypes of disease, researchers say

6/2/2008
New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers

Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

5/30/2008
Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement

Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/29/2008
Researchers Develop Stem Line With Sickle Cell Mutation

Technique could allow scientists to more quickly screen models for drugs to treat diseases

5/29/2008
Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research

Major League Baseball donates $10 million to novel effort

5/28/2008
Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation

Help chronic cases, terminally ill patients on opiod painkillers

5/28/2008
New Compound Slows HIV Replication

It could mean development of new class of drugs, researchers say

5/28/2008
Study IDs Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to more effective drugs to slow progression of disease

5/28/2008
Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

5/28/2008
Scientists Break Into HIV 'Hideout'

Vault for antibodies provides shelter for virus out of reach of drugs

5/27/2008
Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

Study finds a trend toward better overall survival

5/27/2008
Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

5/23/2008
Sea Buckthorn Leaves May Hold Benefit for the Liver

High levels of antioxidants in berries also lower cholesterol, study says

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/23/2008
Drug for Deadly Lung Disease Shows Promise

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills 40,000 Americans each year

5/23/2008
Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years

Among people at high risk, healthy eating and exercise can delay disease, researchers say

5/22/2008
'Food Clock' May Override Master Sleep Clock in Times of Duress

Mouse study suggests threat of starvation triggers the switch

5/22/2008
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases

Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

5/20/2008
Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold

It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

5/19/2008
U.S. Turns Spotlight on Medicine's Most Puzzling Cases

Undiagnosed Diseases Program seeks to advance knowledge of mysterious conditions

5/19/2008
Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise

It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

5/18/2008
Replacement Bladder Grown From Body's Own Cells

'Neo-organ' from intestinal tissue could offer therapy option for cancer patients

5/16/2008
Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients

Study finds chronic disease sufferers gain benefit from calcitriol, an oral form

5/16/2008
Study Details Look at Immune Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Findings may help efforts to develop new ways to treat the disease

5/16/2008
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

5/16/2008
Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment

New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

5/15/2008
Embryonic Pathways Induce Stem Cell Traits

Regenerative ability holds promise for development of target-specific cancer drugs

5/15/2008
Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Findings in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the disease

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/13/2008
DNA Fingerprinting Could ID Viable Embryos

Finding may lead to improved pregnancy rates for in vitro patients, fewer multiple pregnancies

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

5/9/2008
Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves

5/9/2008
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

5/9/2008
Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance

Blood poisoner has claimed the lives of 30% of infected patients in U.K., researchers say