Research and Development Health News

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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

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