Research and Development Health News

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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

4/10/2008
New Drug Protects Against Radiation Damage

Derivative of protein produced by bacteria blocked cell death pathway, study finds

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