Research and Development Health News

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6/4/2007
Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal

Biodegradable scaffold worked well in rats induced to have heart attacks

6/3/2007
Gene Has Strong Ties to Stomach Cancer

Discovery brings better understanding of one form of the disease

6/2/2007
Targeted Cancer Therapies Continue to Impress

Sprycel, Avastin battling back blood, kidney cancers, research shows

6/1/2007
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Chronic Pain

Cutting edge therapy appears to work in rats, researchers say

5/30/2007
Drug Combo Overcoming Rare Genetic Disorders

84% now survive urea cycle dysfunction, which causes toxic buildup of ammonia

5/29/2007
Blood Marker Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk

High levels of inflammatory protein doubled odds for the disease, study found

5/28/2007
Man's Best Friend Joins the Fight Against Cancer

New canine tumor tissue bank will help save dog and human lives, experts say

5/28/2007
Breast Cancer Genetics Takes Big Leap Forward

Scientists have found 4 new mutations that may combine to boost risk

5/24/2007
Gene Findings Boost Breast Cancer Research

Scientists find new DNA driving malignancy, and a host of implicated proteins

5/23/2007
New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young

Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

5/21/2007
Drug Slows Lung Decline in COPD Patients

Researchers say finding adds new treatment tool to management of pulmonary disease

5/21/2007
Gel Made From Patient's Own Blood Aids Healing

Topical treatment closed wounds faster, could have post-operative applications

5/16/2007
Hair Follicles May Regrow After Head Wounds

Finding in mice could lead to dermabrasion baldness treatments, scientists say

5/15/2007
Breast Tissue Markers Help Predict Cancer's Course

8 genetic clues were found in cells close to the tumor, researchers explain

5/14/2007
Testosterone May Benefit Men With Multiple Sclerosis

But this preliminary study was tiny and needs confirmation

5/14/2007
Immune System Dysfunction Pinpointed in Melanoma Cases

Finding may boost cancer vaccine efforts, researchers say

5/14/2007
Scientists Find New Clues to Fighting HIV

Immune system, genetic discoveries suggest vaccine, treatment strategies

5/14/2007
Chemical Compounds Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Pollutants, food ingredients, solvents may all cause harm, researchers say

5/11/2007
Scientists Find Clues to AIDS-Linked Cancer

Kaposi's sarcoma relies on key bits of genetic material, experts say

5/11/2007
Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?

Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

5/11/2007
Scientists ID Proteins Implicated in Huntington's Disease

Finding may spur treatments for fatal nervous system disorder

5/8/2007
Protein May Be Key to Brain's Evolution

Humans developed 'neuropsin' subtype 5 million years ago, study finds

5/7/2007
Diabetes Drug Boosts Chemo's Effectiveness

Avandia gives push to plantinum-based therapies, researchers say

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