Research and Development Health News

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5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/8/2008
Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion

It's governed by a region of the brain that responds to equality, study suggests

5/8/2008
Secret to Treating Tinnitus in Vets May Be Unlocked in Zebrafish

Researcher trying different drugs to ease condition in water creature

5/7/2008
Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer

The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report

5/7/2008
Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus

One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes

5/5/2008
Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer

Excessive levels turn harmless polyps cancerous, study shows

5/2/2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth

Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

5/2/2008
Less Money Means More Hurting

Survey links chronic pain to income status

5/1/2008
Ranibizumab Injections Reduce Retinal Swelling

Macular edema patients had doubling of vision angle, researcher says

5/1/2008
Complications Found in Proposed Prostate Cancer Treatment

Efforts to hinder a protein called IGF-1 not entirely successful, studies find

4/30/2008
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/30/2008
Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's

Tarenflurbil lessened decline in functional ability, British study concludes

4/29/2008
International Consortium Will Hunt Down Genetics of Cancer

Genomic data will be made available for free to researchers around the world

4/29/2008
Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified

Could be potential targets for new treatments, two studies suggest

4/28/2008
Brain Tumor Biomarker May Improve Patient Outcomes

Measuring elevated levels of urine enzyme could lead to earlier detection, treatment

4/28/2008
Eye Cell Implants Improve Parkinson's Symptoms

Small study found measurable gains in those with moderate to severe disease

4/25/2008
Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

It cut relapse after surgery to same extent as chemo but without side effects

4/25/2008
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

4/24/2008
Collagen Samples of Tyrannosaurus Rex Link Dinosaur to Birds

First time molecular data has solidified the evolutionary connection, researchers say

4/24/2008
Study Details New Molecular Approach to Preventing Alzheimer's

The concept calls for targeting an enzyme within brain cells

4/24/2008
Money, Praise Similarly Activate Brain's Reward Center

Imaging shows striatum lights up, offering neural explanation for everyday behaviors

4/24/2008
Social Status Plays Role in Brain's Control of Health

Imaging shows where you are in pecking order affects performance, motivation

4/24/2008
Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation

Inadequate safeguards could mean a return of cancer, study warns

4/23/2008
Enzyme Beneficial to Alzheimer's Plays Darker Role in Other Dementia

Finding could mean changing animal models used for future research

4/23/2008
Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis

Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

4/23/2008
Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form

Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/23/2008
Scan Detects Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Technology could one day guide individualized therapy for cancer patients

4/21/2008
Treatment Bias Can Skew Results of Observational Studies

Researchers suggest cancer studies like this should be viewed with caution

4/17/2008
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Analysis of early study found cognitive function improved in patients

4/17/2008
Mature Mouse Cells Reprogrammed to Stem Cell-Like State

Work could lead to better understanding of autoimmune diseases, researchers say

4/17/2008
Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young

Research may explain antidepressants' effectiveness

4/17/2008
Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin

Finding hints of new treatments for anemia, other diseases that affect red blood cells

4/16/2008
Patient-Controlled Health Records Could Change Future of Research

Used wisely, they may spur discoveries, but some warn privacy needs regulation

4/16/2008
Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

4/15/2008
Pill Reduces Relapses in MS Patients

First oral drug could benefit many with the autoimmune disease, researchers say

4/15/2008
Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment

And contraceptive drug helps kill cervical cancer cells missed by chemotherapy

4/15/2008
Key Vioxx Research Was Written by Merck, Documents Allege

Reports say academics were paid to lend their names to ghost-written studies that exaggerated painkiller's safety

4/15/2008
New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice

It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

4/15/2008
New Drug Duo Helps Cut Colon Cancer Risk

And cancer drug Sutent may slow liver cancer progression, scientists report

4/14/2008
Testosterone Spray Improves Sexual Satisfaction in Women

Placebo did same, so expert says treat problems with conventional therapy

4/14/2008
Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways

Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says

4/14/2008
Heart's Stem Cells Not Created Equally

Progenitor cells may not follow same pathways, researchers say

4/14/2008
Molecule Disrupts DNA Sequence in Ewing's Sarcoma

Finding could yield first targeted therapy for the rare disease, researchers say

4/14/2008
Biomarker May Predict Response to Cancer Therapy

Dutch researchers identify cell type that is potential target for these agents

4/11/2008
Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing growth of masses

4/11/2008
'Worry' Spot in Brain Found

But anxiety could be helpful in long run, researchers note

4/11/2008
Boston Trial to Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Its ability to trigger an immune response where none existed is key to research

4/11/2008
T-Cell Duplication Delayed Up to 3 Days After Infection

Finding challenges conventional theory on how immune system responds to invaders