Research and Development Health News

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4/9/2008
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk

Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

4/9/2008
Cancer Stem Cells Created in Lab

Experts say discovery could unlock secrets of cancer one day

4/8/2008
Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas

2 Chinese studies show cancer treatment extended survival time in mice

4/8/2008
Scientists Block Prostate Cancer Cells' Spread

Fighting inflammation could reduce metastasis, mouse study suggests

4/7/2008
Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms

Rodent studies could lead to therapeutic applications in humans, researchers say

4/7/2008
HRT Dosing May Determine Risks, Benefits

Rodent study finds higher levels of estrogen replacement proved more dangerous

4/7/2008
Gator Blood May Be New Source of Antibiotics

Early research shows proteins from the reptiles can fight off 'superbugs'

4/4/2008
Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease

Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

4/4/2008
Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice

Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people

4/3/2008
DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas

Paisley Caves reveal genetic material in excrement linking New World to Siberia, East Asia

3/31/2008
Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines

Work in primates points to possible weapon against human infection with deadly disease

3/28/2008
Hormone Combo May Provide Reversible Male Birth Control Tool

Testosterone coupled with progestin effectively suppressed sperm production

3/28/2008
New Drugs No Better Than Older Ones for Schizophrenia

However, patients stay on the new medications longer, study finds

3/27/2008
Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures

Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections

3/27/2008
Researchers Create Protective Sac for Growing Stem Cells

Miniature lab would carry therapeutic cells to their destination in the body

3/27/2008
Schizophrenia Tied to Multiple Genetic Errors

Finding could lead to specific treatments for individual patients, study says

3/27/2008
Special MRI Spots When Brain Tumors Turn Deadly

Study finds sophisticated imaging detects troubling increases in cerebral blood volume

3/26/2008
Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

3/25/2008
Some Cancer Trials Overstate Findings, Analysis Claims

Group-randomized research sometimes uses inappropriate statistical analysis of a prevention effort

3/25/2008
Identical Genes From Parents May Raise Cancer Risk

Finding could someday aid in diagnosis, treatment, experts say

3/24/2008
Researchers Gain Insights Into 'On-Off' Switch for Cells

Finding could one day lead to new treatments for diseases such as cancer

3/20/2008
Fossils Push Back Bipedalism to 6 Million Years Ago

First detailed look at Orrorin tugenensis bones proves earliest hominin walked upright, researchers say

3/20/2008
Tweaking Insulin Might Help Fight Aging

Studies in worms are shedding new light on the hormone's role in lifespan

3/17/2008
Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains

Rat study shows treatment reduced neuroinflammation affecting memory

3/13/2008
Aspirin Reduces Asthma Risk Among Older Women

Study found 10 percent fewer new cases over a decade

3/12/2008
Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys

But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

3/12/2008
Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

3/12/2008
'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer

Finding might explain why some tumors are aggressive and spread, researchers say

3/12/2008
Scientists Spot Biochemical Sign of Depression

Could lead to quick blood test that would show whether an antidepressant is working

3/10/2008
Thyroid Hormone Could One Day Treat Osteoporosis

Animal experiments show thyroid stimulating hormone prevented bone loss

3/10/2008
New Drug for Brain Cancer Too Dangerous for Pediatric Patients

Study found it caused permanent bone damage and stunted growth

3/7/2008
Researchers Design Promising Cancer Drug

It activates p53 tumor-suppressor function without causing DNA damage

3/7/2008
Happiness Is in the Genes

Fifty percent of sense of well-being comes from inherited personality traits, researchers say

3/7/2008
Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's

Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

3/7/2008
Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks

Wine is better than liquor, study says; a healthy lifestyle is even better, doctor adds

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

3/6/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests

3/6/2008
Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch

Researchers say mouse study reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments

3/5/2008
Brain Scans Let Computer 'Read' Visual Activity

Researchers suggest finding could lead to ways to decode the mind for therapeutic purposes

3/4/2008
Rare Gene Mutation Plays Role in Longevity

Study found it restricts growth factor, leads to shorter stature but longer life

3/3/2008
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

2/28/2008
Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy

Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

2/28/2008
New Gene for Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified

Rare TDP-43 mutations expose potential therapeutic target, experts say

2/27/2008
Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Ebola, Marburg Viruses

The shots do not rely on whole, live strains, the US team notes

2/25/2008
Hair Tells Tale of Where You've Been

Water molecules in shafts offer up personal history, researchers say

2/25/2008
Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath

Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

2/22/2008
New Stroke Therapies Show Promise

Clot buster works longer than thought, lowering blood pressure limits damage, and vacuum device sucks up clots safely for 8 hours

2/22/2008
Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production

Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

2/21/2008
Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity

Geography determines similarities, differences in DNA, studies find

2/20/2008
Researchers Make Stem Cells That Secrete Insulin

Mouse study suggests it could help control diabetes in humans