Research and Development Health News

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1/16/2008
Adult Drug Effective in Treating Psoriasis in Children

Etanercept improved symptoms, quality of life for kids with moderate to severe disease

1/16/2008
Researchers Hone in on Cancer Stem Cells for Melanoma

For the first time, researchers say targeting these units can slow down tumor growth

1/14/2008
Chemical Signals Go Awry in Fragile X Syndrome

Mouse study shows drugs that target the miscommunication may help

1/14/2008
Stem Cells Modified to Home in Where They're Needed

Routing cue works like a Zip code helps deliver mail, researchers say

1/14/2008
Biotechnology Builds a New Heart

Stem cells injected into 'skeleton' of animal organ was beating in just 8 days

1/13/2008
Seven New Cholesterol Genes Discovered

Study finds only those that regulate LDL levels influence heart disease risk

1/11/2008
Science Could Erase Stigma of Anorexia

Better understanding of genetic, biological causes could lead more to feel comfortable seeking treatment

1/11/2008
Fungus Sheds Light on Development of Human Genders

Gene findings may explain how the two sexes evolved

1/10/2008
Brain Circuits That Suppress Memory Found

May lead to better understanding of amnesia

1/10/2008
New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified

Finding could lead to treatments for when antiviral drugs fail

1/10/2008
Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism

Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

1/10/2008
Years-Long Search Unlocks Deadly Genetic Disease

Researchers find gene that causes neurodegenerative disorder called spinal muscular atrophy

1/9/2008
Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism

Findings affects 1% of all cases of developmental disorder, researchers say

1/9/2008
Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

1/8/2008
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Early Study

But adverse effects include gastrointestinal problems, anxiety

1/7/2008
Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer

Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

1/7/2008
Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors

But animal studies show cancer gene can be turned on and off

1/3/2008
Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter

The body produces its own hydrogen peroxide, but it must be kept in balance

1/2/2008
Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States

Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

12/28/2007
Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Omega-3 fatty acid boosts protein that destroys brain plaques, study finds

12/27/2007
Study Sheds Light on Origins of Sudden Cardiac Death

New imaging techniques help researchers probe ventricular fibrillation

12/27/2007
Research Offers Promise for Cirrhosis Treatment

Protein stops liver scarring in mice, study finds

12/27/2007
Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans

'Westies' breed is also prone to pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure

12/26/2007
Malaria Drug Promising Against Cancer

60-year-old drug chloroquine eliminated certain malignancies in mice, researchers say

12/21/2007
Busting Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe

No, your hair and nails don't grow after death, report says

12/19/2007
Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread

Mutations in tumor-suppressing gene could point to lymph node involvement, study suggests

12/19/2007
Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think

Even single neurons have a big impact on behavior, studies show

12/18/2007
Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope

But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

12/17/2007
Research Reveals How Cells Store Fat

Newly discovered genes and their proteins could be targets for weight-loss therapies, scientists say

12/14/2007
Fish Give Clues to Human Skin Color Changes

A common gene helps species adapt to new environments, scientists say

12/13/2007
Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration

Japanese research with stem cells could be a step in developing artificial neurons

12/13/2007
Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells

Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

12/12/2007
Switch for Internal Body Clock Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments for sleep disorders

12/12/2007
Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

12/11/2007
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators

Preliminary study finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium

12/10/2007
Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported

Other blood cancer treatment advances announced at hematology meeting

12/7/2007
Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed

Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

12/7/2007
Cellular Disorder Might Influence Behavior

Mouse study hints at link between mitochondria, memory and socialization

12/7/2007
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

12/7/2007
Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters

Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

12/6/2007
Ketamine Impairs Brain by Releasing Superoxide

Researchers claim finding could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia

12/6/2007
New Kind of Stem Cells Reverse Sickle Cell Anemia

Mouse study proves these stem cells could treat diseases, though dangers remain

12/6/2007
Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors

Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

12/4/2007
Observational Studies Often Overshadow Clinical Research

First findings seem to stick, even when controlled trials later contradict them

12/4/2007
2-in-1 Test Signals Risk After Heart Attack

It measures nervous system and heart's electrical system

12/3/2007
Fever May Improve Behavior of Children With Autism Disorders

Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment for the disorder, study suggests

11/30/2007
Female Mammals May Select Out Competing Sperm

There's new evidence that the reproductive tract favors one mate over another

11/29/2007
Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells

It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however

11/28/2007
Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains

This imbalance may make it tougher for them to function socially, study suggests

11/28/2007
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility

It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say