Research and Development Health News

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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

7/19/2006
Researchers Spot New Gene-Linked Gastric Disorder

'Enteric anendocrinosis' causes chronic diarrhea in children, experts say

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