Research and Development Health News

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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

6/13/2008
Boosting Brain Protein Quickly Cut Excessive Drinking

New approach stopped desire to imbibe in as little as 10 minutes, animal study finds

6/13/2008
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk

High intake of fatty acid associated with reduction of both early and late AMD

6/13/2008
Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Found

Blood test for 5 proteins could detect disease sooner, when it's more treatable

6/13/2008
Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease

6/13/2008
Anti-Mucus Drug Slows Symptoms of COPD

Carbocisteine reduced exacerbation of the lung condition by 25%, Chinese study says

6/12/2008
Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells

Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

6/11/2008
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

6/11/2008
Possession Is Nine-Tenths the Perceived Value

Researchers find out why people can't let go of what is theirs

6/11/2008
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD

Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

6/10/2008
Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics

Longer-lasting exenatide maintained glucose levels, helped patients lose weight, study reports

6/10/2008
New Treatment Shows Promise for Excessive Drinking

Boosting brain protein in animal study cut desire, relapse in as little as 10 minutes

6/9/2008
Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus

Experiments with mice found Velcade reduced dangerous autoantibodies

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