Research and Development Health News

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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

7/16/2007
Patch Helps Heart Grow New Cells

Rat study suggests a way of repairing lost cardiac tissue

7/12/2007
Critics Accuse Bush Administration of Trumping Science With Politics

They cite ex-surgeon general's testimony that White House tried to 'weaken or suppress' health reports

7/11/2007
Anti-Obesity Drug Might Also Lower Cholesterol

Early study in rats suggests rimonabant works though the liver

7/6/2007
Inflammatory Factor Could Spur Male Infertility

More research might lead to a cure or even a male contraceptive, scientists say

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/5/2007
Enzyme Damage Could Be Key to Parkinson's

In mouse study, reversing this cellular injury healed the brain

7/2/2007
Scientists Spot Antibodies That Could Fight SARS

They offer means of attack against the virus should it re-emerge

7/2/2007
Scientists Spot Key Food Allergy Molecule

Interleukin-12 could determine people's reaction to certain proteins, they say

7/2/2007
Study Spots New Pancreatic Cancer Drug Target

A cell receptor multiplies as tumors grow and spread, researchers say

6/28/2007
Cats, Humans Share Ancient Bond

Early cities of Near East attracted first house cats, study says

6/27/2007
Researchers ID New Type of Mouse Stem Cell

Discovery could provide a better understanding of human stem cells

6/26/2007
Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria

By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

6/25/2007
Scientists Reverse Symptoms of Autism in Mice

Inhibiting brain enzyme might ease behavioral problems as well

6/22/2007
Study to Assess Hormone Therapy Before Menopause

Research will focus on estrogen's impact on women's cognition

6/22/2007
Study Will Test Stem Cells Against Heart Attack

British team hopes treatment will improve patient outcomes

6/21/2007
Study Identifies Drug Target for Parkinson's

Finding could have implications for other diseases, like Alzheimer's, researchers say

6/21/2007
1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's

Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

6/21/2007
Fertility Patients Favor Donating Unused Embryos for Research

Potential supply of stem cells could be much larger than prior estimates, survey finds

6/20/2007
Research Gives Hope Against Rare Muscle Disorder

People with HIBM are typically wheelchair-bound by 40, experts say

6/20/2007
Study Tests Blood Stem Cells to Boost Immune System

Effort could one day help patients who've undergone chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants