Research and Development Health News

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1/17/2006
New Test Spots More Recurrences of Bladder Cancer

Measures key protein found in urine, raises rate of detection of disease

1/16/2006
Study Finds Cloned Stem Cells Safe

Results reassure those who worried lines created without fertilized embryo might go awry

1/12/2006
Blocking Fat Hormone Might Slow MS

But results in mice may not translate to humans, experts add

1/12/2006
Parrots Aren't Parroting Bad Behavior

Research found genetics and stress, not mimicry, were behind compulsive behavior

1/12/2006
Agile Ant Could Be Teacher's Pet

Study suggests that, like humans, they learn from each other

1/12/2006
Research Reveals Secrets of Cancer's Spread

Tumor cells on the periphery are the most deadly, study suggests

1/10/2006
Scandal Won't Kill Stem Cells' Promise, Advocates Say

South Korean fraud is disappointing but the dream remains alive, they contend

1/9/2006
Tomato Juice Might Protect Lungs

50% mixture prevented emphysema in mouse study, Japanese researchers say

1/9/2006
Drug Combo Works Best for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune disease symptoms were reduced more than for either drug used alone

1/6/2006
Family History a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Study suggests current, former smokers who have relatives with disease get screened

1/5/2006
Physics Theory Tackles Mystery of Movement

Animals designed to get as far as possible with least amount of energy, new study says

1/4/2006
Gene Plays Key Role in Stopping Spread of Some Cancers

Certain tumors silence its ability to make metastatic cells commit suicide, study finds

1/3/2006
Cholesterol Drugs Don't Prevent Colon Cancer

Two studies douse hopes for statins pulling double duty

12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

12/23/2005
Soap Operas Paint Rosy Picture of Comas

Researcher says viewers could gain unrealistic expectations of condition

12/23/2005
Harry Potter Books Keep Kids Safe

Drop in ER visits seen on weekends when new installments were released

12/21/2005
Why Rudolph's No Red-Eyed Reindeer

The animals don't get tired, study shows

12/17/2005
Journal Ready to Retract Controversial Stem Cell Paper

Ethics lapses surround study that suggested possible treatments for disease

12/15/2005
Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease

Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

12/14/2005
Major Painkiller Trial to Start

Experts concerned that trial is funded by maker of one of the drugs to be studied

12/13/2005
Retina Cell Implants Help Those With Parkinson's

After a year, many saw 48 percent improvement in symptoms, study found

12/12/2005
Vitamin D Boosts Lung Health

But it's too soon to recommend supplements just to improve breathing, experts say

12/7/2005
New Gout Drug Does Well in Trial

But more proof of advantage over old medication still needed, expert says

12/7/2005
Scientists Discover New Cellular Structures

"GW bodies" seem to be key to gene regulation, researchers say

12/7/2005
Low-Dose Estrogen May Fight Breast Cancer

It could aid patients whose tumors have become resistant to hormone therapy, reseachers say

12/5/2005
Moderate Drinking May Lower Obesity Risk

But too much alcohol can pack on pounds, study finds

12/2/2005
Study Suggests Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Real

Spinal fluid of CFS patients has distinct proteins, researchers say

12/2/2005
Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis

The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

11/28/2005
Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke

Study finds not enough is being done to help the newly diagnosed quit

11/25/2005
Injected Virus Kills Brain Cancer in Mice

The treatment shows real promise, researchers say

11/25/2005
Cancer Vaccine Research Gets a Boost

An existing drug thwarts a tumor's ability to trick immune system, researchers say

11/21/2005
Muscular Dystrophy Gives Clue to Cancer Wasting

A cellular protein connects the two, researchers say

11/21/2005
Many Distrust AIDS Vaccine Trials

Minorities, especially, say they wouldn't volunteer for these studies

11/17/2005
Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope

Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting

11/15/2005
New Clues to Vitamin A Resistance in Lung Cancer Found

Study found new receptor that might explain why patients don't respond to treatment

11/15/2005
Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Improves Survival

Longer follow-up, larger study needed, researchers say

11/14/2005
Progenitor Cells Stem Damage After Heart Attack

Study found infusions doubled the improvement in heart pumping function

11/11/2005
Lipid Could Be Key to Nerve Growth

The finding might further neurological repair, researchers say

11/10/2005
Arteries' 'Repair Crews' Key to Heart Disease

New study finds a failure of cells to fix damage promotes illness

11/10/2005
Better Data Analysis Could Spot Drug Problems Earlier

Focusing on multiple patient factors reveals hidden risks, experts say

11/8/2005
Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials

Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

11/4/2005
New Treatment Target for Deadly Brain Tumors

Activating a cancer cell protein could fight glioblastoma multiforme, study suggests

11/3/2005
Enzyme Might Be Culprit in Skin Cancer's Spread

Helps tumor cells move around body; finding could lead to therapies, experts say

11/3/2005
New Treatment Helps in Stroke Recovery

Alternate applications of heat and cold improved function in paralyzed arms, hands

11/1/2005
Too Many Drug Trials Stopped Early

'Benefits' from these highly publicized treatments are often fleeting, study finds

10/27/2005
Combo of Tests Predicts Type 1 Diabetes

Eighty percent accuracy found, could enhance future clinical trials

10/26/2005
HapMap Could Yield Genetic Clues to Many Diseases

One researcher worries that some populations aren't represented, however

10/24/2005
Schizophrenia Linked to Genetic Mutation

Researchers found a third of children with mutation developed the disorder

10/21/2005
Getting More Stem Cells Out of Cord Blood

Researchers use technique to get higher yields from umbilical cords

10/20/2005
Research Into Obesity-Cancer Link Gets Big Boost

National Cancer Institute will give $54 million to four U.S. centers