Research and Development Health News

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

Drugs that inhibit these cells might aid healing, researchers say

4/26/2006
Extra Vitamin C and E Don't Prevent Preeclampsia

High doses didn't lower rates of pregnancy complication in low-risk women

4/26/2006
Stopping Cancer's Spread

Blocking a key enzyme could put brakes on metastasis, experts say

4/26/2006
Cell Therapy Might Boost Babies' Immune Response

Stimulating a specific receptor may give newborns added defenses, study finds

4/20/2006
Publicly Funded Medical Research Pays Off

It saves thousands of lives and generates billions of dollars, U.S. study shows

4/20/2006
Drug-Vaccine Combo Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Results are promising but human studies are needed, researchers say

4/20/2006
Genetics May Drive Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Could affect body's ability to endure stresses such as injury, infection, researchers say

4/20/2006
Molecular Finding Could Enhance Drug Development

Research targets protein receptors that transmit signals through cell membranes

4/19/2006
Cell-Growth 'Switch' Holds Clues to Cancer

PTEN gene tells cells to divide or not, researchers say

4/18/2006
Natural Protein Might Ward Off Obesity

It helps burn fat cells and lower appetite, researchers say

4/17/2006
Mouse Genes Give Clues to Human Alcohol Abuse

Collaboration is looking for pathways that encourage alcoholism

4/14/2006
'Sport of Kings' Helps Fight Paralysis

Polo match raises money for spinal cord research

4/14/2006
Laser Might Zap Away Zits for Good

Treatment spares skin while targeting acne-linked glands

4/13/2006
Many Researchers Break the Rules: Study

Pressures in and outside lab may be to blame, experts say

4/12/2006
Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory

Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

4/11/2006
Nanotechnology Zaps Prostate Tumor Cells

Organic particles aid chemo in destroying cancer

4/10/2006
Parents Can Help in Children's Drug Trials

They are accurate reporters of how kids are faring, study finds

4/7/2006
Vascular 'Microparticles' May Help Spur Disease

A rise in these naturally occurring particles could hurt the heart, study fnds

4/7/2006
Gene Therapy Trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Begins

It's the first study of its kind in the U.S.

4/7/2006
Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs

A number of efforts could yield real rewards

4/7/2006
Techniques Push Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Nerves

Potential breakthroughs from marrow transplants and seaweed

4/6/2006
Blocking Carbon Monoxide Could Stem Bleeding

Rat study may open door to better trauma victim care

4/5/2006
Algae May Help Restore Human Eyesight

In mice, a protein brought back light sensitivity

4/3/2006
Celebrex Might Protect Against Colon Cancer

Lowered incidence of precancerous lesions found in two studies

3/29/2006
Scientists Spot Factor in Cancer's Spread

A key protein lures malignant cells to bone, study finds

3/29/2006
Coming Soon: Faster, Yet Still Safe, Clinical Trials

'Surrogate markers' could speed drugs to patients, experts say

3/29/2006
Research Brings New Insight Into Joint Health

Two compounds act as lubricants that help prevent arthritis

3/28/2006
New Infant Screen Detects Metabolic Disease

Blood-based method catches rare but sometimes deadly disorders

3/27/2006
Nanoparticles May Be Future of Cancer Care

Super-small particles destroy malignant cells, leave healthy ones alone

3/23/2006
Scientists Hold Out Hope for Diabetes Cure

Partial success in mice highlights new treatment's potential, experts say

3/23/2006
'Smart Bomb' Anti-Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Tumor-killing virus hides in immune cells to target malignancy

3/23/2006
Taste Researchers Make Bittersweet Discovery

A single receptor provides response to garlic, mustard

3/22/2006
New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial

Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

3/17/2006
Industry Is Funding Bigger Share of Medical Research

Dwindling participation of public, academic sectors troubles experts

3/15/2006
DNA Finding Could Boost AIDS Research

Knocking out HIV genes could be a new weapon against the disease

3/14/2006
Early, Unproven Findings Changing Doctors' Practice

Study finds many use experimental drugs too soon, potentially putting patients in danger

3/14/2006
Biomedical Journals Ill-Prepared to Deal With Fraud: Survey

Despite recent scandals, many have no guidelines in place

3/14/2006
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains

Hamster study suggests the technique might someday aid humans, researchers say

3/9/2006
Spit Test Spots Oral Cancer

Saliva holds gene 'signature' that warns of early disease, study finds

3/8/2006
Reeve's Death Puts Focus on Women's Lung Cancer Risk

More research needed into gender-based disease differences, experts say

3/8/2006
Disgraced Korean Researcher's Cloned Dog Is Real

Experts confirm what may be Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk's sole achievement

3/8/2006
Serotonin Levels Tied to SIDS

Infants can't gasp and wake themselves up, researchers speculate

3/7/2006
Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research

A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

3/7/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn't Boost Risk for Hearing Loss

Study finds no difference when compared to those without immune disorder

2/28/2006
Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Attack Ineffective

But experts say the field remains full of promise

2/28/2006
Debate Simmers Over Popular Antidepressant Ad Claims

No evidence depression stems from chemical imbalance in the brain, critics say

2/27/2006
Virus May Have Links to Prostate Cancer

The pathogen has never been spotted in humans before, researchers say

2/27/2006
Clinical Trial Data Can Trouble Former Participants

In many cases, full disclosure brings serious emotional distress, expert says

2/24/2006
Protein Interactions Offer Up Clues to Disease

Scientists reach beyond the genome to the 'interactome'

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers