Research and Development Health News

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8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/25/2016
Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA

Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

8/24/2016
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/22/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/11/2016
U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules

Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

8/11/2016
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

7/29/2016
Humans Can Pass Staph Germs to Monkeys

Scientists found evidence of transmission between species in Gambia as recently as 7 years ago

7/29/2016
Archeological Finds Push First Known Cancer Back 2 Million Years

Discoveries challenge belief that it is a modern-day disease

7/29/2016
Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

7/27/2016
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

7/20/2016
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

7/14/2016
Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells

Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

7/13/2016
'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working

But research is still in early stages, experts note

7/12/2016
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study

Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

7/12/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness

Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

7/11/2016
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes

Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

7/7/2016
Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs

Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

7/6/2016
Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

7/1/2016
2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

7/1/2016
Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

6/29/2016
Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

6/20/2016
Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

6/17/2016
Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

6/10/2016
MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says

6/3/2016
Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

6/2/2016
Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

5/30/2016
Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat

But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder

5/25/2016
2 New Findings Offer Hope for Those With Severe Hemophilia

One pinpoints when standard therapy works best, while the other uncovers the promise of a new drug

5/25/2016
Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

5/25/2016
Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

5/24/2016
Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

5/24/2016
Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

5/17/2016
Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review

Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

5/12/2016
Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer?

Scientists identify three genes thought to raise risk for glioma tumors

5/11/2016
Cracking the da Vinci DNA Code

Scientists plan to compare genetic makeup of artist with genes of his relatives, past and present

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/11/2016
What a Change in DEA's Pot Rules Might Mean for Medical Research

Agency could move marijuana to a less strictly regulated class of drugs

5/10/2016
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study

It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

5/9/2016
New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles

This invisible layer could restore youthful appearance for up to 24 hours

5/5/2016
Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU

5 percent of the millions who enter intensive care units use up one-third of ICU resources, study finds

5/4/2016
Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

5/3/2016
Why Labradors Often Get Fat

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

4/28/2016
Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

4/28/2016
'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

4/27/2016
Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

4/20/2016
Mixing Lab Mice With Pet Store Peers Might Boost Research

Immune systems of rodents used in science could benefit, researchers say

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow