Research and Development Health News

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4/18/2016
Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say

Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer in humans

4/13/2016
Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

4/10/2016
Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

4/7/2016
Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

4/4/2016
Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

4/4/2016
Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

In preliminary study, 'bariatric artery embolization' shows some promise

4/1/2016
Scientists Grow and Transplant Functioning Skin Onto Mice

It's a promising start, but human version may be a decade or more away, researcher says

3/31/2016
Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

3/31/2016
Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses

Scientists say insights could further research into vaccine, treatments

3/31/2016
Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

3/31/2016
Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise

Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

3/29/2016
Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg

Finding could eventually lead to unisex birth control, or infertility treatments, researchers say

3/25/2016
CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

3/24/2016
Scientists Create Bacteria in Lab With 'Minimal' Genes Needed for Life

Researchers said they had to include 149 genes whose purpose remains unknown

3/24/2016
Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

3/22/2016
Work With Monkeys May Benefit HIV Babies

Early treatment cleared the virus in infants, researchers say

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/17/2016
Presidential Candidates Speak at 6th-8th Grade Level

And Donald Trump scored the lowest among five contenders

3/16/2016
Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem Cells

Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/11/2016
A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen

Researchers spotted a strain of 'good' bacteria in the mouth that helps keep 'bad' bacteria under control

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

3/9/2016
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts

Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

3/8/2016
Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

Certain cells seem to malfunction and create inflammation instead of fighting the disease, research say

3/8/2016
Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages

Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say

3/7/2016
3D Printing of 'Complex' Human Tissue Moves Forward

Scientists say they created tissue with blood vessels that survived for weeks in lab

3/3/2016
3/3/2016
Monkeys Move Robotic Wheelchairs With Their Thoughts

Scientists say technology might one day help severely disabled people who have lost muscle control, mobility

2/25/2016
Monkey Trial Offers Hope for Future Ebola Treatment for Humans

Antibodies from 1995 survivor protected macaques even when given five days after exposure

2/25/2016
In Mice, Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Sperm

Researchers from China say lab tests produced fertile offspring

2/24/2016
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Cancer-fighting drugs were able to reach tumors, but the technique still in preliminary stage

2/24/2016
2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential

Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

2/24/2016
Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain

Small study found half of patients still getting pain relief a year out from treatment

2/19/2016
New TB Test May Help Simplify Diagnosis

Blood analysis distinguishes between active and latent disease, researchers say

2/19/2016
Americans Hold Science in High Regard, Poll Finds

Majority surveyed anticipates new opportunities for future generations

2/18/2016
Results of Many Clinical Trials Take Years to Publish

'Perplexing' delays keep vital information from doctors and patients, researcher says

2/16/2016
Organic Milk and Meat Have Higher Nutrient Levels: Study

Research suggests these products could boost intake of omega-3s, other healthy fatty acids

2/15/2016
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs

Research with rodents suggests it's feasible to create 'human-scale' body parts

2/11/2016
Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

2/11/2016
Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

2/10/2016
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

2/8/2016
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

2/4/2016
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

2/4/2016
High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

The 'dry' form of the eye disease remains the leading cause of blindness in developed world

2/4/2016
Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans

Researchers find alterations in gut microbes at different times of year

2/3/2016
Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say