Research and Development Health News

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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

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