Research and Development Health News

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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

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

3/30/2007
New Imaging Techniques Provide Closer Look Inside Lungs

Sharper pictures may improve early detection of diseases, such as emphysema, researchers say

3/29/2007
Protein May Be Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding could lead to new therapies for the disease, study suggests

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/28/2007
Dinosaurs' Demise Didn't Trigger Mammals' Rise

Instead, mammals flourished during later period of global warming, study finds

3/27/2007
Research Propels Advances in Clinical Cardiology

3 studies highlight new drug therapies, heart valve 'clips' and better nuclear imaging

3/27/2007
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

3/26/2007
Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock

Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

3/26/2007
Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

3/26/2007
Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments

Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

3/26/2007
Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

3/23/2007
Dental Enamel Grown From Cultured Cells

New method might help repair damaged teeth or even regenerate new ones

3/23/2007
Study Offers Hope Against Leading Cause of Blindness

In mice, gene therapy showed promise in fighting retinitis pigmentosa

3/22/2007
Saliva Tests Making Their Way to Routine Care

Screens are already in the works for cancer, other illnesses, experts say

3/21/2007
Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer

Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

3/21/2007
Scientists Pinpoint Gene Behind Autoimmune Diseases

'Hot signal' on chromosome 17 could be target for therapies against lupus, other disorders

3/20/2007
Circadian Rhythm Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Research with mice offers first insight into possible connection

3/18/2007
Researchers Seek More Women for 'Sister Study' of Breast Cancer

They're recruiting healthy sisters of breast cancer patients to better understand the disease

3/16/2007
Immune Protein May Help Spur Cancer's Return

Finding opens new target for treatment, researchers say

3/16/2007
Antidepressants Don't Help Kleptomaniacs

But study authors say the drugs may eventually prove beneficial

3/15/2007
Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear

More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

3/15/2007
Stem Cell Finding Could Help Fight Autoimmune Disease

Build-up of dead cells may trigger these illnesses, researchers say

3/14/2007
Grocery Lists Don't Guarantee Healthy Choices

Fat, sugary food selections can sneak in unless you check yourself, study finds

3/13/2007
FDA OKs New Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer

Tykerb delayed illness progression in those with advanced HER2 disease

3/13/2007
Imaging Compound IDs Telltale Signs of Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to better diagnosis, treatments, experts say

3/13/2007
Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry Not Tied to Farms

It's a case of the egg coming before the chicken, study says

3/9/2007
'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility

Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds