Research and Development Health News

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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

8/7/2008
Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills

Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

8/7/2008
Gene Behind Rare Eye Disease in Dachshunds Discovered

If applicable to humans, could lead to new treatments, study says

8/7/2008
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases

Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

8/7/2008
Protein Key to Brain Rewiring

It sends signals, telling neurons to change connections

8/7/2008
2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers

Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

8/7/2008
Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk

Globules around organ more dangerous than thick waist or high body mass, study suggests

8/6/2008
Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact

Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier

8/6/2008
Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV

Cannabis was well-tolerated, effective when added to existing meds, study finds

8/5/2008
New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease

Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

8/5/2008
Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

7/31/2008
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow

Could one day lead to treatments for baldness, researchers say

7/31/2008
Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets

Japanese study in mice generates viable particles from embryonic stem cell lines

7/31/2008
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Motor Neurons in ALS Patients

Feat could one day lead to tailor-made cells to treat fatal disease, researchers say

7/30/2008
New Clues to How Cancer Spreads

Healing cells called fibrocytes create niches in healthy organs where disease can spread, study finds

7/30/2008
Patch Helps Mend Damaged Hearts

Study finds it promotes growth of healthy tissue after heart attack

7/29/2008
Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease

Gene mutations cause superoxide dismutase to clump up in motor neurons

7/28/2008
Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker

RNAs regulating gene expression could detect disease in early stages, study says

7/28/2008
Rates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Higher Than Expected

More men, women may develop Alzheimer's than previously thought, researchers say

7/28/2008
Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges

Studies may need larger pools of participants to accurately assess if drugs are effective

7/28/2008
Dementia Underestimated in Developing Countries

Standard criteria too restrictive, gap with higher-income nations smaller, group says