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Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Linked to Sleep Apnea: Study

But it's too early to prescribe them for patients with the disorder, experts say

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

Researchers say impact is more destructive than previously thought

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding

Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims

But finding is preliminary and much more research needed to test hypothesis, experts say

Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry

Tiny parasites follow families through generations and don't easily transfer, study shows

Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

'Designer Cells' Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice

But experts say much more work lies ahead before people might benefit

Dogs' Sloppy Drinking Style Actually the Model of Efficiency: Study

They precisely bite down to capture water, researchers explain

Industry Paying for Growing Percentage of Medical Trials

Analysis finds studies paid for by private sector increasing, while U.S.-sponsored trials decline

Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Deadly Brain Cancer

Study found using it alongside follow-up chemo prolonged survival by about five months

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

Three different approaches in development

New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial

More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Treat Cocaine Addiction

Cravings and use decreased in pilot study

Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

Cartilage between knee, ankle and foot joints has ability to regenerate, study suggests

New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

Trial finds that immune-based therapy is safe; further trial on effectiveness is planned

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate

Researchers focus on area near the front of the brain

High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

Digital specs were programmed to block vision in good eye every 30 seconds

Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: Study

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

Early results from overseas trial suggest an approach that's easy to swallow

Gene Therapy in Dogs Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers' end goal is a treatment for humans

Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes

For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture