Research and Development Health News

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1/6/2016
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

1/6/2016
Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

12/30/2015
Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

Researchers say impact is more destructive than previously thought

12/29/2015
Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding

12/28/2015
Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims

But finding is preliminary and much more research needed to test hypothesis, experts say

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

12/18/2015
Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry

Tiny parasites follow families through generations and don't easily transfer, study shows

12/17/2015
Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

12/17/2015
Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

12/16/2015
Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

12/16/2015
'Designer Cells' Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice

But experts say much more work lies ahead before people might benefit

12/15/2015
Dogs' Sloppy Drinking Style Actually the Model of Efficiency: Study

They precisely bite down to capture water, researchers explain

12/15/2015
12/15/2015
Industry Paying for Growing Percentage of Medical Trials

Analysis finds studies paid for by private sector increasing, while U.S.-sponsored trials decline

12/15/2015
Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Deadly Brain Cancer

Study found using it alongside follow-up chemo prolonged survival by about five months

12/10/2015
Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

12/9/2015
First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

12/8/2015
Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

Three different approaches in development

12/8/2015
New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial

More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

12/4/2015
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Treat Cocaine Addiction

Cravings and use decreased in pilot study

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

12/2/2015
Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

12/1/2015
Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

12/1/2015
Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

12/1/2015
Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

11/30/2015
Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

Cartilage between knee, ankle and foot joints has ability to regenerate, study suggests

11/25/2015
New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

Trial finds that immune-based therapy is safe; further trial on effectiveness is planned

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/23/2015
Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

11/19/2015
Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/19/2015
Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

11/18/2015
More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

11/18/2015
Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

11/18/2015
New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

11/17/2015
Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate

Researchers focus on area near the front of the brain

11/16/2015
High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

Digital specs were programmed to block vision in good eye every 30 seconds

11/15/2015
Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: Study

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

11/13/2015
First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

11/9/2015
Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

11/6/2015
Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

11/5/2015
Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

11/5/2015
Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

11/5/2015
'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

Early results from overseas trial suggest an approach that's easy to swallow

11/2/2015
Gene Therapy in Dogs Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers' end goal is a treatment for humans

10/29/2015
Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes

For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture

10/29/2015
Media Often Overplays Cancer Drug Research, Study Finds

Hype irresponsibly raises hopes of desperate patients, experts say