Research and Development Health News

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7/18/2006
Bacteria Enzyme May Help Regrow Spinal Cords

Sialidase proves effective in injured rats, researchers report

7/17/2006
New Method Spots Cell Changes That Spur Cancer

It should greatly speed the pace of research, scientists say

7/12/2006
Twins Study Spots Three Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes

Finding gives new clues to cause of the painful disease

7/11/2006
Leading Medical Journal Tightens Conflict-of-Interest Rules

Journal of the American Medical Association's editors want researchers to disclose drug company ties

7/11/2006
'Magic Mushroom' Drug Study Probes Science, Spirituality

Research uncovers mystical effects of controversial psychedelic agent

7/7/2006
Rogue Protein May Be Key to Cystic Fibrosis

Reining it in could someday lead to effective treatment, researchers say

7/7/2006
Gender May Guide Gene Expression

The finding could explain male-female differences in disease risk

7/7/2006
Stem Cells Transformed Into Immune Cells

But researchers stress that lab results may take years to duplicate in humans

7/7/2006
Clues to Cell Suicide Could Boost Cancer Research

Scientists learn that a key protein helps nudge damaged cells toward death

7/5/2006
New Clues to Neurological Diseases Discovered

Findings could lead to new treatments, two studies suggest

7/4/2006
Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Disease-Fighting T-Cells

Achievement could be a milestone for AIDS research, they say

6/30/2006
Enzyme May Aid People With Celiac Disease

If successful, it could free patients from gluten-free diets, study says

6/28/2006
Proteins Could Help Re-Grow Damaged Nerve Cells

Discovery could be important to those with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's

6/15/2006
Scientists ID Genetic Cause of HIV Virulence

Loss of one function of one gene makes the difference, study says

6/14/2006
Molecule Helps Turn Regular Cells Into Stem Cells

Discovery is important, but clinical success could be years away, experts say

6/14/2006
Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers

They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/9/2006
Apples May Be Heart-Healthy

Flavonoids found in fruit protect cells from inflammation, study suggests

6/8/2006
Fewer Calories May Mean Longer Life

Just a little less food each day may slow aging, rat study shows

6/8/2006
Salamander Study Focuses on Re-Growth of Injured Limbs

Someday, science might help humans do the same, researchers say

6/8/2006
Scientists Find Way to Speed Up HIV Vaccine Research

Early immune-cell response should predict shot's effectiveness, researchers say

6/7/2006
Gene Technology Spots Burkitt's Lymphoma

Until now, it's often been confused with another blood cancer

6/7/2006
Gleevec Halts Spread of Prostate Cancer

Mouse study showed it cut off tumors' blood supply

6/5/2006
Advances, Failures Mark AIDS' First 25 Years

The epidemic, like HIV, is changing, experts say

6/5/2006
Targeted Kidney Cancer Drugs Show Promise

Therapies extend survival for the most advanced cases

6/5/2006
Molecular Therapies Tackle Blood Cancers

Research finds Gleevec and thalidomide prolong the lives of many patients

6/4/2006
Experimental Drug Slows Some Breast Cancers

Tykerb delayed disease progression in those with advanced HER2 cancer, study finds

6/3/2006
Novel Therapies Beat Back Stubborn Cancers

Several in the development pipeline show promise against lung, kidney cancers

6/2/2006
U.S. Must Do More to Beat Cancer: Experts

Presidential panel report calls current efforts too slow, disjointed

6/1/2006
Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder

Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

5/30/2006
9/11 Rescue Dogs in Critical Health Study

Researchers are monitoring them for signs of threats to humans

5/25/2006
Biomarkers Could Drive Arthritis Research

Newly discovered markers give insights to spondylarthritis, experts say.

5/25/2006
'Free Radical' Molecules May Help Drive Brain Illnesses

The finding could boost Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease research, experts say

5/24/2006
Genetic Info May Pass Without DNA

Dad's RNA can deliver instructions even when original gene is gone, study suggests

5/23/2006
Scientists Create Artificial Penis

Research with rabbits could offer treatment for human impotence, study suggests

5/23/2006
Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists have overcome major hurdle, but treatments could still be decades away

5/18/2006
'Micro-Bubbles' Boost Diabetes Gene Therapy Research

They can sneak therapeutic DNA into the pancreas, experts explain

5/18/2006
For-Profit Funding May Bias Clinical Trials

Positive results more likely when drug company money involved, researchers find

5/17/2006
Scientists Map Genes on Chromosome 1

It's the biggest chromosome humans have, and source of many disease-linked mutations

5/15/2006
Mouse Model of Head and Neck Cancer Will Drive Research

It's a valuable new tool to help find treatments to fight these tumors

5/12/2006
New Insights Could Help Fight Liver Failure

An imbalance of two fats in cells may hold the key, study finds

5/11/2006
Genes' Role in Cancer May Be Overestimated

Environment much more likely to be the major trigger, experts say

5/11/2006
Cancer's Location May Not Guide Treatment

Tumors may respond to drugs regardless of where they are, experts say

5/11/2006
Scientists Spot Cancer's 'Shield'

A molecule keeps tumors safe from immune system so they can grow

5/10/2006
Inhaled Corticosteroids Get Mixed Reviews in Kids' Asthma Studies

Both studies find they don't change course of the disease in young children.

5/9/2006
Pheromones Point to Sexual Orientation

Lesbians respond differently than heterosexual women, researchers find

5/4/2006
Scientists Cut Through the Secrets of Fat

A scissors-like enzyme gives fat cells the room they need to grow

5/3/2006
Gene Linked to Parkinson's Cripples Mitochondria

Fruit fly experiments may lead to new treatments, researchers claim

5/2/2006
Combination Treatments Help Alcoholics Stay Sober

Surprisingly, study found newly approved drug had little effect

4/28/2006
White Blood Cell Response Worsens Joint Injuries

Drugs that inhibit these cells might aid healing, researchers say