Research and Development Health News

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3/9/2007
Heated 'Nanoprobes' Destroy Breast Cancer Cells

In animal study, tumor growth was slowed with no toxicity

3/8/2007
Stimulating Occipital Nerve Eases Cluster Headaches

But the pain returns once the experimental therapy is stopped, studies find

3/8/2007
Study May Alter Current Views on Drug-Resistant TB

Re-infection caused 5 times as many cases as acquired resistance

3/7/2007
Resistance to Hormone Leptin Called Key to Obesity

Study with mice could pave way to new drug therapies, researchers say

3/7/2007
3/5/2007
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

A protein in mucosal cells helps keep infection rates down

3/2/2007
Study Finds Clues to Graves' Disease Assault on Eyes

Thyroid disorder disrupts T-cell programming, sparking body to attack its own tissue

3/1/2007
Gene Helps Guide Embryonic Heart Formation

Discovery could advance cardiac stem cell research, scientists say

3/1/2007
Some Brains May Be Predisposed to Substance Abuse

Less dopamine encourages impulsivity and addiction, rat study suggests

3/1/2007
Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective

The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

2/28/2007
Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Infecting U.S. Troops in Iraq

Findings may also aid in prevention of hospital-borne strains at home, researchers says

2/28/2007
Hip-Surgery Complications More Common in Obese Women: Study

Gender differences in fat distribution, metabolic response may explain poorer results

2/27/2007
Breath Test Helps Spot Lung Cancer

The research, though preliminary, was accurate about 75% of the time

2/26/2007
Industry-Funded Breast Cancer Trials Show More Positive Results

Study also found lack of comparison group in research backed by drug makers

2/22/2007
Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors

It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

2/19/2007
Scientists Grow Mouse Teeth From Single Cells

Hurdles remain, but technology might someday regenerate other structures, organs

2/15/2007
Low-Dose Morphine Calms Chronic Cough

Symptoms improved by 40%, British study finds

2/15/2007
Decades-Long Study to Probe a Range of Diseases

Kaiser Permanente research will examine the interplay between genetics and environment

2/14/2007
Study Sheds Light on Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

Mutation can be passed from mother to child, researchers report

2/14/2007
Gene Research Gives Clues to Childhood Brain Tumors

Cancer cells retain DNA pointing to their origins, scientists say

2/14/2007
Protein Finding Bolsters AIDS Vaccine Hopes

It's a viral 'site of vulnerability' that doesn't mutate, scientists say

2/13/2007
Trial Looks at Timing of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Attack Patients

Findings lean toward using them later, not sooner

2/12/2007
Drug May Improve Post-Op Outcomes for Bypass Patients

Company-funded study of nesiritide finds lowered hospital stays, death risk

2/12/2007
Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers

Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

2/9/2007
Molecules Show Promise as 'Cocktail' Against Bioweapons

In animal studies, they expanded protection against botulinum neurotoxins

2/9/2007
Research Yields Clues to Diabetic Eye Disease

A protein helps spur sight-robbing retinopathy, scientists say

2/9/2007
New Painkiller Causes Fewer GI Problems

But it's a cox-2 drug, which have been linked to heart problems, experts note

2/9/2007
Niacin Molecule Blockers Might Help Slow Aging

Such drugs could switch on enzymes that boost health, scientists say

2/9/2007
Study Confirms Link Between Hormone, Insulin-Producing Cells

Neuropeptide regulating appetite may help in developing new diabetes treatments

2/8/2007
Invasive Drug Therapy for Strokes Produces 'Miraculous' Response

Experimental treatment requires injecting medication directly into a clot, researchers report

2/8/2007
Media Ignores Full Scope of Autism Research: Study

Almost half of news reports focus on a discredited link to the MMR vaccine

2/7/2007
Experimental Psoriasis Drug Produces Impressive Results

In some cases, gains lasted six months after just one injection, researchers report

2/7/2007
Ulcer Bug With Humans for 60,000 Years

H. pylori research should give insight into medicine, human origins

2/7/2007
Infection-Fighting Cancer Treatment Could Boost Leukemia Risk

But the benefits of growth factors may outweigh the concerns, experts say

2/6/2007
Natural Immune-System Molecule Helps Shield Against HIV

IL-7 could be useful complement to standard therapy, study suggests

2/6/2007
Power-Boosting Protein in Muscle Declines With Age

That's why even fit older people may need to work harder to stay slim, study says

2/2/2007
Conflicting Attitudes Hinder Women's Help in Clinical Trials

Uncertainty about investigators' ethics, purpose of tests halt some from participating

2/2/2007
Groundhogs, Other Hibernators, Could Aid Human Health

Their organs survive damage similar to heart attack, Alzheimer's, scientists say

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

2/1/2007
Scientists Find Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Tumors

Discovery could lead to development of new treatments for the deadly disease

1/31/2007
Products Containing Lavender Oil Linked to Breast Growth in Boys

The condition, called gynecomastia, cleared up once they stopped using the products

1/31/2007
Estrogen May Weaken Immune Response to Breast Cancer

The hormone stimulates production of immune-inhibiting molecule, study finds

1/31/2007
Tweaking a Gene Could Rebuild Bone

Mouse study shows an increase in bone density

1/30/2007
Dual Drug Therapy Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

In some cases, tumors were eradicated in mice, researchers report

1/29/2007
Study Yields Clues to Lincoln-Linked Nerve Disease

Gene defect that weakened cells may have affected the president

1/28/2007
Lipid Study Eyes Human Tears

Identification of a new type of fat may spur research into causes of dry eye disease

1/26/2007
Study Spots Protein That Helps Body Clear Dead Cells

Finding shows how fat controls inflammation that can lead to many disease processes

1/25/2007
Antibody Holds Promise Against Lung Cancer

It could treat a wide range of tumor types, researchers say

1/25/2007
Potential Method of Blocking Cancer Cell Growth Identified

The discovery could lead to new cancer drugs, experts say

1/24/2007
Restarting Tumor-Suppressor Gene May Fight Cancer

Studies offer important new insights into slowing the disease