Research and Development Health News

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

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

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

9/14/2006
Spleen Cells May Prove Effective Target for Lupus Treatment

Researchers discover the organ is origin of the disease in 'transgenic' mice

9/13/2006
New Drug Reduces MS Symptoms

But experts caution the findings are preliminary

9/13/2006
Biomarkers May Be Key to Cancer Detection

But it's not yet clear which tests will be most useful, one expert says

9/13/2006
Hormone Injection May Ease Post-Traumatic Stress

Corticosterone could help banish bad memories, mouse study shows

9/11/2006
Stopping Bacterial 'Chit-Chat' Fights Infection

Drugs that block germ-to-germ signaling could be effective, scientists say

9/11/2006
Biohazard Detection May Be a Wipe Away

Nanotechnology napkins would alert users to danger, scientists say

9/7/2006
Spinal Injections May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Powerful drugs work better delivered this way, rat study shows

9/7/2006
Enzyme May Help Fight Alzheimer's

It targeted protein 'tangles' in research with mice, fruit flies

9/6/2006
Protein Predicts Lung Cancer's Response to Treatment

Screening for ECCR1 spots those who'll benefit from cisplatin

9/6/2006
Blood Tests Could Warn of Pregnancy Complication

Raised levels of two proteins may predict preeclampsia, study suggests

9/1/2006
Side Effects May Sideline New Osteoporosis Drugs

Estrens did build bone, but might also raise cancer risks, study finds

8/31/2006
Cancer Researchers Announce Gene Therapy Success

For the first time, tweaking DNA leads to sustained tumor regression

8/31/2006
Research Yields Clues to Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cellular targets could lead to treatments, scientists say

8/30/2006
Manatee Bones Explain Evolution of Leglessness

One gene may guide development of fish, snakes, other creatures, researchers say

8/30/2006
U.S. Health Care Extending Lives, Saving Money

But study suggests this trend may not continue

8/30/2006
Gene Holds Clues to Heart Disease

Variants of GATA2 could help explain familial risk, study shows

8/28/2006
Rats Born From Mouse Surrogate Fathers

Sperm developed in testes of different species, researchers report

8/24/2006
Research on Mice Hints at Alzheimer's Treatment

Approach aims to rid brain cells of dangerous proteins

8/24/2006
Intestinal Protein May Help Fight Disease

Discovery could boost treatment for bowel disorders, infection

8/23/2006
New, Deadly Relative of Marfan's Syndrome Discovered

Causes weakness of blood vessels throughout the body, researchers say

8/23/2006
Prostate Cancer Trial to Focus on Genetics

L.A.-based study currently seeking patients and their partners

8/23/2006
Scientists Harvest Stem Cells Without Destroying Embryo

Breakthrough technique might get around moral issues, experts say

8/21/2006
Genes Predict Liver Cancer's Spread

Discovery could help guide treatment, researchers say

8/21/2006
Geneticists Make Progress Against Ovarian Cancer

They've developed a model that spots genes driving the disease

8/14/2006
Botched Drug Test Stirs Ethical Concerns

Highlights need to improve safety measures for clinical trials, researchers say

8/11/2006
Immune Cell Insights Could Fight Arthritis, Lupus

Researchers pinpoint birthplace of regulatory T cells

8/9/2006
First-Ever RNA Drug Targets Prostate Cancer

The gene-based therapy hits only malignant cells, researchers say

8/9/2006
Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome

Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

8/8/2006
Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases

Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

8/2/2006
Brain Sees Reward Before Risk

Researchers learn how the brain processes risky behavior such as gambling

8/2/2006
Extreme Exercise Can Slow the Heart

Finding may have implications for cardiac research, experts say

7/28/2006
Potential Drug Target Found to Treat Huntington's Disease

Enzyme critical to maintenance of cell health could hold key, study finds

7/28/2006
Scientists Spot Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

Nerve cell finding could lead to better pain relievers, they say

7/26/2006
Proteins Hold Clues to Chronic Pain

Patients with ongoing discomfort showed low blood levels of two cytokines, study finds

7/25/2006
New Test Identifies Blood Clot Risk

Could help spot people in need of blood-thinning therapy, study says

7/20/2006
Brain's Stem Cells Hold Clues to Cancer

Over-stimulation of these cells could trigger tumors, new study shows

7/20/2006
Mouse Model of Painful Lymphedema Should Aid Research

The condition, marked by swollen limbs, affects many breast cancer patients

7/20/2006
Gender Gap in Scientific Research Shows Up in Print

Study of major medical journals shows women still far less likely to get published

7/20/2006
Cornea Research Brings Clear-Eyed View on Cancer

Discovery of how lens stays transparent has wide implications, experts say

7/20/2006
Stem Cell Legislation Could Alter Science Forever

Experts say if a federal-funding bill is ever passed, direction of research would change