Research and Development Health News

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11/6/2006
Frog Skin Toxin Keeps Mosquitoes Away

But its use on humans remains dubious, scientists say

11/6/2006
Science Peers at Inner Life of Cells

New technologies should lead to precise 3-D research models, experts say

11/3/2006
Immune Proteins Give Clues to Cystic Fibrosis

Three show up in CF patients in unique way, researchers say

11/2/2006
Faulty Gene Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer

Missing sections of CHEK2 material fail to alert body to DNA damage, study finds

11/2/2006
Lowering Body Temperature Extends Life Spans of Mice

Results were attained without dietary restriction, but some question study's conclusions

11/2/2006
Science Could Point to MS Treatments

A protein is key to the growth of nerve coverings damaged by the disease

11/2/2006
Journal Retracts Fraudulent Oral Cancer Studies

New England Journal of Medicine articles didn't affect patient care, experts say

11/2/2006
Stem Cell Fish Research Shows Heart Regeneration

Zebrafish re-grow damaged hearts, so perhaps humans could, too, experts say

11/1/2006
Compound in Red Wine Boosts Health of Obese Mice

But whether resveratrol will offer similar benefits to people remains to be seen

10/31/2006
Mutation the Secret to Cancer-Resistant Mice' Success

White blood cells interpret tumor's defenses as a signal to attack, new research shows

10/30/2006
Modern Humans, Neanderthals May Have Interbred

Fossils point to a melding, not replacement, of species

10/27/2006
Neurons Dictate Which Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Research might yield insights into overcoming shyness, other social problems, in people

10/26/2006
Gene Screen Links Cancer Treatment to Tumor Type

And better-targeted treatments mean better survival, researchers say

10/26/2006
Dual Drug Therapy Effective Against Pemphigus Vulgaris

Therapy sends devastating skin condition into remission, study found

10/25/2006
CT Scans Catch Lung Cancer at Earliest Stage

When followed by surgery, 10-year survival rate soars, researchers found

10/25/2006
Honey Bee Genome Sequenced

Finding may offer insight into bee behavior, even allergic disease

10/24/2006
Patient's Own Blood Cells Treat Tennis Elbow

Researchers harness the power of platelets to heal torn tendons

10/23/2006
Drug Combo Gives New Hope Against Lung Disease

It's the first effective medicinal means of fighting COPD, experts say

10/19/2006
Stereotypes Can Keep Women's Math Scores Low

In study, females performed poorly when 'male math gene' theory was touted

10/19/2006
Studies Link Gene Variant to Macular Degeneration

But some experts say the research is inconclusive

10/13/2006
Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu

But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

10/13/2006
Test May Predict Liver Cancer Prognosis

High levels of a specific cell point to inoperable disease, new study finds

10/12/2006
New Test Spots Thyroid Cancer Early

Earlier diagnosis means better treatment, experts say

10/11/2006
Vigilance Is the Price of Weight Control

Successful dieters keep pounds off with a scale and ready-to-use action plans, study finds

10/11/2006
Enzyme Could Play Role in Treating Alzheimer's

Preliminary research suggests the protein could lead to drug therapies

10/9/2006
2-Drug Treatment Reverses Heart Attack Damage

Therapy proves successful with rats, but human trials a long way off

10/9/2006
New Breast Cancer Gene Found

But BRIP1 accounts for only a fraction of familial cases, researchers say

10/9/2006
Pot's Active Ingredient Could Fight Alzheimer's

Marijuana's 'THC' molecule looks promising in the lab, researchers report

10/6/2006
Industry-Supported Drug Research Called Into Question

Studies done by nonprofit groups tend to be less biased, review contends

10/5/2006
Abnormal Protein Linked to 2 Neurological Diseases

Finding offers hope for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease and frontotemporal dementia

10/5/2006
Research Sheds Light on Rare Genetic Disorder

Williams-Beuren syndrome causes mental, cardiac impairment

10/5/2006
Study Spots the Brain's Selfishness 'Off-Switch'

A small piece of the cortex opts for fairness first

10/4/2006
Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies

Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

10/4/2006
Research Spots 5 Potential Breast Cancer Genes

Pooling data from more than 20 studies helped yield results, scientists say

10/3/2006
Appetite-Fighting Molecule May Fight Obesity

Early study in mice shows it cut weight gain in half

9/28/2006
Medical Research Gets High-Powered 'Search Engine'

'Connectivity Map' quickly links diseases with candidate drugs

9/26/2006
Nutrition Labels Confuse Consumers

Many make mistakes in reading and calculating, study finds

9/25/2006
Stroke Trials' History Shows Bias Toward Good News

Negative findings are less likely to be published, researchers say

9/21/2006
Alzheimer's Study Raises Warning Flag

Target of drug development also critical to protection of neurons

9/20/2006
Scientists Gain Insights Into Cancer's Spread

Tumor cells can easily switch to 'travel mode,' study finds

9/20/2006
2 Trials Show Stem-Cell Therapy Benefits Heart-Attack Patients

But third trial shows no gain at all, researchers report

9/20/2006
Rub On a Tan and Prevent Skin Cancer?

Research with mice finds a tanning lotion that protects against malignancies, too

9/20/2006
Your Musical Tastes Reveal Your Life Chords

Genre of choice tells a lot about attitudes, behaviors, survey finds

9/19/2006
Alzheimer's Symptoms May Arise From Mutant Genes

It's a possible new dimension to the disease, researchers say

9/18/2006
Anti-Fat Protein Keeps Overeating Mice Slim

But experts question its potential for humans

9/15/2006
Banned Pesticide May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Effects of dieldrin persist for years after exposure, study suggests

9/15/2006
Protein Screen Predicts Breast Cancer Therapy Success

The test, called OncoPlan, is already available

9/15/2006
Blood Test Helps Spot Good Cancer Drugs

Counting a type of cell allows researchers to gauge effectiveness

9/14/2006
Muscle Cell Insights a Boon to Research

A key protein holds clues to muscular dystrophy, heart failure, researchers say

9/14/2006
U.S. Initiative Creates Wound Healing Centers

$13 million grant to develop better, faster injury repair