Research and Development Health News

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1/15/2007
Drug Combo May Benefit Heart-Disease Patients

Medicines for diabetes and cholesterol cut risk factors for heart attacks, study suggests

1/15/2007
Enzyme-Blocking Drug May Fight Cancer

Experimental agent attacks tumor's blood supply, scientists say

1/15/2007
Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?

Daily pill reduced risk of adult-onset disease by 22 percent, study found

1/15/2007
New Gene Linked to Alzheimer's

It could contribute to late-onset disease, the most common form of the condition

1/12/2007
Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk

The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

1/11/2007
Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene

Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

1/10/2007
Experimental Drug Tackles Inherited High Cholesterol

But study was small and the compound has downsides, experts caution

1/10/2007
New Drugs Make Inroads Against Kidney Cancer

Both agents prolong progression-free survival and may increase life expectancy, studies suggest

1/9/2007
Blood Test May Predict Risks for Heart Patients

But some specialists say study findings won't have immediate impact on practice

1/9/2007
Higher Folate Levels May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Association, while modest, is linked to lower levels of amino acid homocysteine in blood

1/9/2007
On Nutritious Drink Studies, Consider the Funding Source

If industry pays for the research, bias may result, study suggests

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
New Source of Stem Cells Discovered

Amniotic fluid cells don't come with ethical concerns that surround embryonic cells, researchers say

1/5/2007
Hopes for an AIDS Cure Remain Alive

Current drugs are toxic and don't rid body of latent HIV, experts note

1/4/2007
Liver Sugars May Help Control Triglycerides

The blood fats are a major cause of artery-clogging illness

1/4/2007
Microscopic Fat Bubbles Fight Cancer

Heat pulls the drug-packed bubbles to tumors, researchers explain

1/3/2007
Mouse Study Reveals Diabetes Secrets

Blood sugar changes affect insulin-producing cells, scientists say

1/3/2007
Brain Uses Past to Peer Into Future

Memories help the mind imagine tomorrow, study suggests

1/3/2007
Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

1/2/2007
Uric Acid Blood Check a Marker for Dementia

Simple test spots cognitive decline, researchers say

12/28/2006
Research Uncovers New Clues to Cancer

One mechanism helps spur, and slow, malignancy

12/27/2006
'On/Off ' Switch Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses

Finding may offer new target for drugs to fight illnesses from West Nile to common cold

12/26/2006
Increased Exposure Tames Childhood Egg Allergy

Small study finds gradual boost in consumption builds body's resistance

12/26/2006
Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors

Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

12/22/2006
Scientists Find Way to Remove Prion Infectivity From Animal Blood

Research with rodents may help stem spread of mad cow-like disease in humans

12/21/2006
Lithium-Like Drugs May Impair Neuronal Function

High doses in Alzheimer's patients may even kill nerve cells, researchers find

12/19/2006
Vitamin D May Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Whites

Those with highest levels of sunshine vitamin have lower rates of MS, finds study

12/19/2006
Black Cohosh Fails to Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

It was no better than placebo for hot flashes and night sweats, study found

12/18/2006
Alcohol May Slow Rheumatoid Arthritis

But results in mice might not apply to humans, scientists say

12/15/2006
Adult Stem Cells Found in Hair Follicles

Researchers say finding means patients could be their own donors

12/15/2006
Nicotine Can Boost Blood Vessel Growth

But its potential as helpful drug doesn't make smoking any better for you, experts say

12/15/2006
Soy-Based Inhibitor Holds Promise as MS Treatment

Natural substance reduced nervous system inflammation in animal study

12/15/2006
Study Reveals How Common Painkillers Fight Cancer

NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen boost a tumor-killing molecule

12/14/2006
Gene Triggers Toxoplasmosis Dangers

Mutant DNA makes the cat-borne bug so hazardous, study finds

12/14/2006
Study Finds Laughter Is Truly Contagious

Positive sounds trigger brain response that helps us interact socially

12/13/2006
Compound Boosts Tamoxifen's Cancer-Fighting Power

Experimental agent may solve problem of resistance to the breast cancer drug

12/13/2006
Researchers Uncover Process Leading to Arterial Plaque Rupture

Findings may be key to alternative therapies to prevent strokes, heart attacks

12/11/2006
3-Drug Regimen Is New Tool in Leukemia Fight

Study finds therapy produces significant gains against blood, bone marrow cancers

12/9/2006
A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited

But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

12/6/2006
New Research Yields Clues to Brain Cancer

Mouse study suggests promising target for treating deadly glioblastomas

12/6/2006
Biopsy Marker May Predict Breast Cancer's Course

Women with low p27 protein fared worse with hormone-positive tumors, study found

12/6/2006
Study Identifies Key Gene in Nicotine's Reward Effect

Changes in dopamine system signaling result in long-lasting effects on brain

12/1/2006
Combination Therapy Eases Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Two-drug strategy slowed the illness and got patients more mobile, researchers say

12/1/2006
Study Unearths Clues on How Body Absorbs Folate

Findings may yield test for infants, adults to prevent neurological problems

11/28/2006
Top Scientific Journal Ponders Tighter Publishing Guidelines

South Korean stem cell cloning scandal prompted review of procedures, committee reports

11/28/2006
Popular Brands May Brand the Brain

Top products' logos hit the neurological spot linked to rewards, study suggests

11/25/2006
Using the Mind to Cure the Body

Guided imagery helps patients ease their pain, studies say

11/22/2006
Multi-Copy DNA More Common Than Thought

Variance in the number of gene copies could hold clues to disease, experts say

11/22/2006
Zinc a Key Player in Neuron Transmissions

Metal works to correct brain's signaling circuitry to spinal cord

11/22/2006
Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Full Range of Heart Tissues

The finding brings experts a step closer to stem cell-based treatments