Research and Development Health News

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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

1/23/2007
Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/22/2007
Antidepressants Linked to Fracture Risk

Patients should have bone tests before taking SSRIs, study suggests

1/22/2007
Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes

Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

1/22/2007
Why Do Good? Brain Study Offers Clues

Perception of others linked to altruistic behavior, scientists say

1/19/2007
Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter

ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

1/19/2007
Antibiotic-Coated Medical Devices Could Cut Infections

Scientists can now attach penicillin to a polymer surface

1/18/2007
Many Genetic-Based Cancer Studies Flawed

The result: Treatments may be ineffective or even harmful, study contends

1/18/2007
Scientists Probe the Idle Mind

Daydreaming may be the brain's 'default mode,' they say

1/17/2007
1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study

Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say

1/16/2007
Combo Therapy Cuts Complications of Severe COPD

Bronchodilator with inhaled corticosteroid reduced amplified symptoms by 35%, study finds

1/16/2007
'Observational' Studies Can Produce Skewed Results

Caution is called for when doctors read results of such trials, new research suggests

1/16/2007
Family Size May Determine Stomach-Cancer Risk

Younger siblings with 7 or more kin more susceptible to common bacteria, study finds

1/16/2007
Scientists Explore Virus-Prostate Cancer Link

If proven, research could lead to a vaccine, experts say

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