Research and Development Health News

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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

11/28/2007
Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Hsp70 extended the lifespan of mice that had the neurological disease, researchers say

11/20/2007
Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Stem Cells

The new cells are almost identical to embryonic stem cells, experts say

11/16/2007
Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots

Archaeologists find traces of the sweet in pottery more than 3,000 years old

11/16/2007
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way

Trial will track environmental, genetic factors at six sites nationwide

11/16/2007
Cell Insights May Predict Breast Cancer's Spread

Key biomarkers could point to women at higher risk, study suggests

11/15/2007
Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise

In early research, scientists were able to rid mice of muscle stiffness, weakness

11/14/2007
Cell Structure Helps Direct Cancer Gene 'Switch'

The finding might help lead to new treatments, scientists say

11/13/2007
Rules on Patients' Medical Data Hampering Research

In survey, most scientists said current laws are too cumbersome

11/12/2007
Long-Term Beta Carotene Use May Protect Against Dementia

A beneficial effect was found after at least 15 years, study says

11/12/2007
Fallout From Failed AIDS Vaccine Could Dampen Research

Experts worry infection fears might keep participants from trials

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/9/2007
Botox Offers Shot in Arm for Arthritis Sufferers

Small trial found it eased shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis

11/8/2007
Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

It could be a breakthrough for neurological research, experts say

11/7/2007
Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems

But far more research is needed to benefit heart attack patients, studies show

11/7/2007
Experimental Drug Fights Prostate Cancer

In mice, it attacked disease on multiple fronts, researchers say

11/5/2007
Training, Experience Can Change How Brains Work

Study comparing conductors and non-musicians shows that tuning out distractions can be learned

11/2/2007
Blocking Potent Oxidant Could Prevent Morphine Tolerance

Findings in animal tests may lead to new therapies for treating chronic pain

11/2/2007
Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure

The finding involving proteins could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/1/2007
Scientists Spot Dog Fur Color Gene

This canine insight could help humans, team says

11/1/2007
Study Shows Antibiotic Harms ALS Patients

Researchers hoped minocycline might have helped those with Lou Gehrig's disease

10/31/2007
Cat's Genome Map Purrfected

Blueprint of feline DNA could help humans, too, scientists say

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

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