Research and Development Health News

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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

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