Research and Development Health News

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10/28/2015
Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder

Key brain cell differences could play a role in lithium's effectiveness, researchers say

10/28/2015
New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

10/22/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

10/22/2015
Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought

DNA evidence suggests deadly germ was around 4,800 years ago

10/20/2015
Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

10/19/2015
Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

10/16/2015
Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

Findings raise possibility of testing, early treatment, researchers say

10/15/2015
Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics

But many steps remain before this technology might be available for human use

10/8/2015
Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

Scientists say they can help predict which personnel may need intensive intervention

10/8/2015
Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

10/7/2015
New MS Drug Yields Mixed Results in Study

Relapse rates with daclizumab were lower than with a standard therapy, but side effects were greater

10/7/2015
Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

10/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

10/2/2015
Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

10/1/2015
Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'

Discovery could lead to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, scientists say

9/30/2015
2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies

Targeted therapies produce significant results, researchers say

9/24/2015
Finding Disease Cures Can Take Up to a Century: Analysis

Researchers looked over data stretching back decades to chart the path to discovery

9/24/2015
Paralyzed Man Walks Using Technology That Bypasses Spinal Cord

Brain signals travel through a computer that sends the message straight to the legs, researchers say

9/23/2015
Non-Antibiotic Medicine May Fight Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Mouse study found treatment was effective and safe; currently unknown if therapy will help in humans

9/23/2015
Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/22/2015
You Carry Your 'Microbial Cloud' With You

Individuals release bacteria into their surroundings, sealed chamber study finds

9/18/2015
Signs of Brain Tumor May Show in Blood Years Before Diagnosis

Glioma patients appear to have early immune response, study suggests

9/17/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

9/17/2015
Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

Disease looks similar to type 1 in humans, but with important differences

9/16/2015
Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

Playing games with their pets yields 'quality data'

9/16/2015
Caffeine at Night May Disrupt the Body's Internal Clock

And that could make you want to sleep later, say researchers, who see possible treatment for jet lag

9/16/2015
Americans Support More Funding of Cancer Research

Most voters know someone with the disease, survey finds

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/11/2015
Could Red Wine Ingredient Affect Progression of Alzheimer's?

High doses of resveratrol stabilized a key protein level in study, but scientists say more research is needed

9/10/2015
Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Pleasant sensation through touch may help build social bonds, researchers suggest

9/10/2015
Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups, Study Says

But it's too soon to recommend self-dosing with supplements

9/9/2015
Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

Early research suggests yes, but laws limit access to the drug and its compounds

9/9/2015
Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines

Researchers found levels of certain fats indicated which women suffered debilitating headaches

9/9/2015
Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days

9/4/2015
Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say

9/2/2015
Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

9/2/2015
Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

9/2/2015
New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone

'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

8/31/2015
Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

8/27/2015
How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

8/26/2015
Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

8/26/2015
Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

8/21/2015
Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

8/20/2015
Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

8/19/2015
Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

8/19/2015
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/18/2015
Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

8/17/2015
Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect