Research and Development Health News

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6/19/2007
Immune System Protein Tied to Weight Loss

Mice without interleukin-18 quickly got fat, study found

6/15/2007
Bone Marrow May Give Rise to Blood Cancers

The birthplace of blood cells could be a source of malignancy, research suggests

6/15/2007
Turning an Anti-Tumor Gene Back On Could Fight Cancer

The next step is to develop drugs that can do so, scientists say

6/13/2007
Female Seabirds Trade in Old Mates for New Models

Study found when males look ragged after few seasons of mating, they're dumped

6/13/2007
Eye Protein Could Shield Against MS

AlphaB-crystallin injections reversed paralysis in mice, study found

6/11/2007
Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials

Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/8/2007
Stem Cells Can Be Cancer Cell Lookalikes

Whether they help drive malignancy is still not clear, scientists say

6/7/2007
New Biomarkers Classify Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Protein patterns in tumors, blood serum predictive of who would fare better, studies find

6/6/2007
New Medication Slows Rare Kidney Disease

Eprodisate blocks buildup of protein in the organs, study suggests

6/6/2007
Stem Cell Advances Announced

Findings could surmount ethical, technical issues surrounding the research

6/6/2007
Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Long-Term Memory

Mouse study hints at treatments for Alzheimer's, other brain diseases, in humans

6/5/2007
Lymphoma Drug Effective as 1st Line Treatment

Bexxar used against follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers say

6/5/2007
Hot Flashes May Be Good News for Breast-Cancer Patients

Could be a sign that drug therapy is working, study says

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