Research and Development Health News

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5/4/2007
Rituximab Reduced Disease Activity in MS Patients

2 trials show drug may be effective new therapy

5/3/2007
Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's

In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert

5/3/2007
Gene Material Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

The same cluster raises diabetes risk, too, and a test is in the works, scientists say

5/2/2007
Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Alzheimer's

But it only helped women younger than 65, preliminary study found

5/2/2007
Why Calorie Restriction Might Prolong Life

Study revolves around gene that controls response to dietary restrictions

5/1/2007
Gene Discovery May Improve Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

MicroRNA holds promise, but bedside applications still years away, experts say

5/1/2007
No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study

Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

4/30/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Aids Memory in Alzheimer's-Like Mice

Zocor allowed animals to better navigate mazes, study found

4/30/2007
Scientists Restore Lost Memory in Alzheimer's-Like Mice

They used new drugs, highly stimulating environments

4/29/2007
U.S. Cancer Group Launches Major Study

American Cancer Society hoping to track long-term health of 500,000 Americans

4/27/2007
Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers

Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/26/2007
Scientists Spot Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

Adding another medication can solve the problem, researchers say

4/25/2007
Researchers Develop Animal Model of Infant Seizures

It could speed discovery of new treatments

4/24/2007
White Matter Defects May Lead to Schizophrenia

Study suggests a genetic connection that could lead to new therapies

4/24/2007
HIV Infection Seems to Raise Heart Attack Risk

Doctors suspect that inflammation may be to blame

4/19/2007
Brain Protein Makes for Lasting Memories

'CREB' is crucial to total recall, scientists say

4/19/2007
Natural Blood Molecule Blocks HIV

Discovery could lead to a whole new class of AIDS drugs

4/19/2007
Search for Highly Effective Bird Flu Vaccine Goes On

Scientists gain key insights from seasonal flu shot efforts, experts say

4/18/2007
Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment

New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

4/17/2007
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

It spurred immune system to kill tumors in mice, researchers say

4/17/2007
Drug Shows Promise in Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Cethrin inhibited cell death, promoted neural regeneration, study finds

4/17/2007
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Combats Vision Loss

But doctors must weigh the potential risks of Tysabri, experts say

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/16/2007
Gene Transfer Therapy Eases Parkinson's Symptoms

Movement improved after treatment to stop death of dopamine-producing brain cells, study finds

4/16/2007
Antigen-Cloning Technique May Bolster Skin Cancer Vaccine

Research could find way to stimulate helper T-cells to fight melanoma

4/13/2007
Human Bone Marrow Used to Create Early Stage Sperm Cells

Researchers hope further studies will produce treatment for male infertility

4/12/2007
Gene Variant Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment, researchers say

4/12/2007
Dinosaur Collagen Points to Chicken Connection

Analysis of amino acids in T. rex femur shows molecular link to birds

4/12/2007
Macaque Genome Sequenced

The feat will provide more understanding of human genetics and primate evolution

4/12/2007
Faulty Brain Network May Cause Fragile X, Down Syndromes

Cells appear to have trouble making connections, researchers find

4/11/2007
Radiation Therapy Benefits Elderly Brain Cancer Patients

Finding underscores the need for more research of diseases that will affect an aging population

4/11/2007
Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer

One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

4/11/2007
Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox

Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

4/10/2007
New Epilepsy Drug Helps Reduce Seizure Frequency

Retigabine safe, effective for those who don't respond well to current meds, study finds

4/10/2007
Stem Cell Therapy May Combat Type 1 Diabetes

Small trial offers hope, but much more research is needed, experts say

4/10/2007
Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Called a Promising Alternative

Early trial finds the approach produced safe and effective inoculations, study says

4/9/2007
Researchers Identify Key Protein for Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to new therapies to treat the disease

4/9/2007
Diabetes May Lead to Precursor of Alzheimer's

Consequences could be huge, given the epidemic of the blood-sugar disease

4/9/2007
Rare Joint Cancer Yields Its Secrets

Understanding synovial sarcoma can bring effective treatment, experts say

4/6/2007
Cell Growth Factor Promotes Cancer's Spread

Inhibiting TGF-beta might prove effective therapy, researchers say

4/6/2007
Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk

'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

4/6/2007
Myeloma Drug Works Better at Lower Dose

Survival improved so much that U.S. trial was stopped early

4/5/2007
Intensive Psychotherapy Boosts Bipolar Disorder Outcomes

Adding it to meds helps patients achieve lasting recovery, study finds

4/5/2007
Dogged Research Spots Gene Behind Pooches' Size

Discovery also gives insight into canine, human disease, experts say

4/5/2007
Genetic Mutation Boosts Memory

Study with mice could lead to new drugs to treat diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers say

4/4/2007
Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma

New study contradicts previous research, experts say

4/4/2007
Antibiotic Combinations Could Fight Resistant Germs

Opposition to one drug may bolster the other's killing power, study finds

4/3/2007
Study Finds Some Resistance to Flu Drugs

The problem comes from overusing the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza, experts say

4/3/2007
Molecule Could Hold Key to Cholesterol

Discovery of blood vessel compound may lead to better treatments, scientists say