Research and Development Health News

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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

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