Research and Development Health News

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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

2/2/2016
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

2/2/2016
Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones

Discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer

2/1/2016
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

1/27/2016
Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

1/27/2016
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

1/27/2016
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections

Mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing cells in capsules protected the rodents from immune system

1/25/2016
Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research

Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

1/22/2016
Gecko Study Squashes Dreams of a Real 'Spiderman'

Lizard may be the limit for sticky footpads that could scale vertical walls, scientists say

1/21/2016
Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

1/20/2016
Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female Infertility

Screening could spare these women unnecessary treatment, researchers say

1/20/2016
Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

1/20/2016
Why Learning a Second Language Is Easier for Some

Study found adults who learned French more easily had more connections between certain areas of brain

1/20/2016
Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study

Researchers say placebo effect likely played a role in results

1/20/2016
Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD

Findings could help doctors diagnose the condition more accurately, researchers say

1/19/2016
Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters

Survey of 50 North Carolina houses found diverse communities of flies, spiders, mites in nearly all rooms

1/18/2016
Mouse Study Shows Cocaine Ravages Brain Cells

Researchers believe they've also identified a potential antidote

1/18/2016
Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tied to Sleep Loss: Study

But the research is preliminary and only included a small number of healthy young men, experts noted

1/18/2016
Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

1/18/2016
U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly Shootings

Crucial questions about firearms safety, training and injuries remain unanswered, experts say

1/17/2016
Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows Promise

People can suffer from the same condition, dilated cardiomyopathy

1/14/2016
E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

Devices actually lower chances of quitting by 28 percent, researchers say

1/13/2016
Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study

Researchers say this affordable innovation might improve access to the surgery

1/13/2016
High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's?

Link found only in men, researchers say

1/12/2016
Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

1/11/2016
Scientists Identify Sugar-Busting Enzyme in Rats

But whether it might have effect on human obesity or diabetes isn't yet known

1/11/2016
Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma Risk

Findings could help in battle against the eye disease

1/6/2016
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

1/6/2016
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

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

1/6/2016
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

1/6/2016
Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

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

1/4/2016
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

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

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

12/30/2015
Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

Researchers say impact is more destructive than previously thought

12/29/2015
Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

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

12/28/2015
Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims

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

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

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

12/18/2015
Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry

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

12/17/2015
Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

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

12/17/2015
Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

12/16/2015
'Designer Cells' Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice

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