Research and Development Health News

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10/30/2007
Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities

Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution

10/26/2007
Natural Protein May Hurt Vision

High homocysteine levels already linked to heart, brain trouble, experts say

10/25/2007
Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against Alzheimer's

It prevents formation of beta-amyloid clumps in mice, study says

10/25/2007
Cell Insights Could Bring Better Drugs

An important receptor influences medication response, scientists say

10/24/2007
Three Chemo Drugs Better Than Two for Advanced Head/Neck Cancers

Addition of docetaxel improved efficacy and reduced toxicity, studies find

10/24/2007
Scientists Spot Eye Development 'Switch'

Breakthrough might lead to lab-grown eyes, they say

10/19/2007
Scientists Build a Better Petri Dish

It helps culture more realistic cells for research, they say

10/19/2007
Protein Gives Clues to Pancreatic Cancer

When pp32 is gone, a tumor-spurring gene goes to work, researchers say

10/19/2007
New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms

Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

10/18/2007
Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule

Study with mice reveals heightened activity of neurotransmitter dopamine

10/17/2007
Global Gene Map Clears New Milestone

Scientists are cataloging DNA patterns around the world

10/15/2007
Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief

Findings could bring new treatment options for patients, researchers say

10/15/2007
Blood Test Might Spot Alzheimer's Early

18 proteins ID at-risk patients years before clinical diagnosis, scientists say

10/14/2007
U.S. Unveils Database of Genetic, Clinical Research

Goal is to advance understanding of ills such as heart disease

10/12/2007
Chocolate Lovers May Be Hard-Wired That Way

Study finds their metabolism reacts differently to the sweet treat

10/11/2007
Scientists Spot Eyes' Motion Sensors

Tough-to-detect cells do the job, physicists say

10/11/2007
Long-Life Gene Might Help Lower Cholesterol

Drugs boosting SIRT1's activity could be valuable, scientists say

10/11/2007
Lettuce's Roots Lure Salmonella

A sugar-like substance attracts the dangerous pathogen, scientists say

10/10/2007
Drug a New Weapon Against One Form of Breast Cancer

Adding paclitaxel to standard chemo targets HER2-positive tumors

10/10/2007
Study Probes Difference Between Embryonic, Adult Stem Cells

Each develops in unique ways, researchers say

10/10/2007
Antibody Helps Repair MS Nerve Damage

Promising results in mice need to be repeated in humans, experts say

10/9/2007
Molecule Promising Against Huntington's Disease

C2-8 battles the brain illness, mouse study shows

10/9/2007
Studies Probe Weaknesses in Donated Blood

It's never as good as the body's own at delivering oxygen to tissue, researchers say

10/9/2007
3 New Lung Cancer Genes Identified

They are associated with 20 percent of all lung malignancies, scientists say

10/8/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's

Relatives of Parkinson's patients more likely to develop dementia, study finds

10/5/2007
Primitive Plants Have Complex Sex Life

Fern-like cycads use heat, odor to get the job done, study shows

10/4/2007
Key Viral Change Could Help Bird Flu Spread

An altered protein would let it thrive in upper airway, scientists say

10/4/2007
Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch

22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

10/2/2007
Low Doses of Red Wine Chemical May Fight Diabetes

Resveratrol has already been shown to offer heart benefits

10/1/2007
Coronary Disease Might Toughen Up Heart

Mice with the ailment suffered less cardiac damage after injury, study finds

9/28/2007
Better Lupus Treatments on the Horizon

New technologies are giving patients reason for hope, experts say

9/27/2007
Earth's Oxygen May Have Arrived Earlier

Scientists push back emergence of life-giving element by 100 million years

9/26/2007
Scientists Spot Key to Kidney Transplant Success

A tough-to-detect antibody explains why even 'matched' organs get rejected

9/26/2007
Guidelines Seek to Boost Study of Critically Ill

Barriers around informed consent are impeding lifesaving research, experts say

9/21/2007
Clues to Cell Death Could Fight Disease

Insights might produce treatments to kill off cancer cells, experts say

9/20/2007
Scientists Map Elephantiasis Parasite's Genome

Achievement should help fight the disfiguring disease

9/19/2007
Tissue-Growth Gene Tied to Scleroderma

Finding is a step towards treating the autoimmune disorder

9/19/2007
Early Human-Like Skeletons Are First Outside of Africa

Improved feet, legs may have spurred Homo's spread, experts say

9/19/2007
Natural Protein Could Help Spot, Treat Liver Cancer

Nerve growth factor found at higher levels in these tumors, scientists say

9/18/2007
Tiny Sensor Could Spot Cancer Early

Device is one of many innovations that may revolutionize care

9/18/2007
Genome Area Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

DNA is involved in inflammation, immune response, scientists say

9/17/2007
Gene Mutation Linked to Parkinson's Disease

While more research is needed, finding could prove significant

9/17/2007
Gene May Influence Breast Cancer-Estrogen Link

Targeting this DNA might improve treatment, researchers say

9/14/2007
Gene Mutations May Cause Rare Neonatal Diabetes

Condition requires lifelong dependence on insulin injections, researchers say

9/12/2007
Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment

Transplanted cells don't boost AL amyloidosis outcomes, study finds

9/12/2007
Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder

Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says

9/12/2007
Advance Reported in Heart Valves for Children

Researchers replicate tissue on 'cellular scaffolding'

9/11/2007
Beta Blocker Doesn't Help Children With Heart Failure

Trial shows no improvement with carvedilol

9/11/2007
Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch

Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say

9/10/2007
Study Questions Dead-End Cancer Clinical Trials

Just 13% of 'positive' phase II studies go forward despite promise