Research and Development Health News

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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

9/5/2007
Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

9/5/2007
Alzheimer's Patients May Suffer 'Silent' Seizures

Mice with similar ailment experienced these subtle attacks, scientists say

9/5/2007
Experimental Antidepressants Offer Faster Relief

But initial research involved only rats; clinical trials involving people are next step

9/5/2007
Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking

It could lead to earlier detection, treatment of lung cancer, study says

8/31/2007
Nasal Anthrax Vaccine Proves Effective in Animal Study

Though not ready for humans, it offered immunity for at least 6 months

8/30/2007
New Treatment Explored for Cluster Headaches

Migraine nasal spray showed promising results in small study

8/24/2007
Monkey Moms Use Baby Talk, Too

They turn to certain sounds to attract, coax infants, study finds

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/21/2007
Gene Studies of Male-Female Differences Often Flawed

Too often, statistics are weak or unsubstantiated, review finds

8/21/2007
Scientists Develop 'Natural' Protection for Stored Foods

Biodegradable polymers infused with herbal extracts could extend product shelf life

8/20/2007
Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

8/17/2007
Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets

Inflammatory condition is 10th leading killer in United States, experts say

8/16/2007
Metabolic Pathway Could Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

But the finding in mice must first be replicated in humans, researchers say

8/15/2007
Molecule May Predict Prostate Cancer's Return

Protein levels might help decide who needs surgery and who doesn't, experts say

8/14/2007
Nanotechnology Could Help Ease Soldiers' Pain

A battlefield 'pen' might deliver drug to injury site, scientists hope

8/13/2007
Scientists Create Breast Tumor Stem Cells

Achievement could spur research into cancer's spread, experts say

8/10/2007
Scientists Developing Replacement Vocal Cords

Project could restore speech to those with damaged tissues

8/8/2007
Once-Promising Stroke Drug Fails in Trial

Experts differ on the reasons why NXY-059 showed no effect

8/8/2007
2 Human Ancestors Probably Co-Existed

African discovery shakes up Homo sapiens' evolutionary tree

8/5/2007
Needed: Research Dollars for Muscle-Wasting Disease

But myasthenia gravis is rare, so funding is limited, doctors say

8/3/2007
Weight Gain May Be Rooted in Liver Enzyme Defect

Study with rats could lead to new obesity treatments, researchers say

8/2/2007
Researchers Watch Music Play in the Brain

As symphony movements changed, so did listeners' neurological activity

8/2/2007
Korean Cloning Fraud Case Advances Stem Cell Research

Scandal's silver lining was a new way to create embryonic stem cells, experts say

8/1/2007
TB Gene Tweak Could Bring Better Vaccines

Animals showed fewer tuberculosis bacteria after the maneuver, researchers say

8/1/2007
Hormones Might Help Treat Colon Cancer

Study suggests loss of specific chemicals drives the disease

8/1/2007
Test Brings Early Pancreatic Cancer to Light

Catching the deadly disease before it spreads is key to a cure, experts say

8/1/2007
Natural Protein May Be Lymphoma's 'Bodyguard'

Blocking Galectin 1 could be new means of fighting cancer, researchers say

7/30/2007
Experimental Therapy Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Preparatory work for human trials already under way, researchers say

7/30/2007
Second Gene That Increases MS Risk Found

Discovery called most significant in three decades

7/27/2007
Study Offers Hope for Faster-Acting Antidepressant

Medication ketamine shows promise as rapid-action booster, researchers say

7/27/2007
Cancer Society's Virtual 'Relay for Life' Begins Friday

'Second Life' fund-raiser mirrors real-world relay race, organizers say

7/26/2007
Gene Holds Key to Blood Stem Cells

Discovery points the way to new leukemia treatment targets, researchers say

7/24/2007
Natural Protein Protects Against Cancer

Harnessing IKKa could fight skin tumors, other malignancies, scientists say

7/24/2007
Red Cell Substitute May Work Against Sickle Cell Disease

Based on human hemoglobin, it produced significant results in mouse study

7/22/2007
Scientists Make Strides Against Melanoma

But with real advances years away, prevention is the best approach

7/19/2007
Scientists Unlock Secrets of the 'Placebo Effect'

A key brain center releases reward-linked chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
Genetic Analysis Offers Insights Into AIDS Resistance

Finding could lead to new treatments, possibly vaccines, researchers say

7/18/2007
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Heart Disease

But doctor's office-based DNA tests are still a long way off, experts say

7/18/2007
Two-Legged Walking an 'Energy Cheap' Option

Improved efficiency may have set humans on the road to bipedalism, study finds

7/18/2007
Natural Cancer-Fighting Protein May Also Slow Aging

Mice with extra p53 lived longer, even after factoring in cancer deaths, study finds

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease