Research and Development Health News

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3/29/2006
Coming Soon: Faster, Yet Still Safe, Clinical Trials

'Surrogate markers' could speed drugs to patients, experts say

3/29/2006
Research Brings New Insight Into Joint Health

Two compounds act as lubricants that help prevent arthritis

3/28/2006
New Infant Screen Detects Metabolic Disease

Blood-based method catches rare but sometimes deadly disorders

3/27/2006
Nanoparticles May Be Future of Cancer Care

Super-small particles destroy malignant cells, leave healthy ones alone

3/23/2006
Scientists Hold Out Hope for Diabetes Cure

Partial success in mice highlights new treatment's potential, experts say

3/23/2006
'Smart Bomb' Anti-Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Tumor-killing virus hides in immune cells to target malignancy

3/23/2006
Taste Researchers Make Bittersweet Discovery

A single receptor provides response to garlic, mustard

3/22/2006
New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial

Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

3/17/2006
Industry Is Funding Bigger Share of Medical Research

Dwindling participation of public, academic sectors troubles experts

3/15/2006
DNA Finding Could Boost AIDS Research

Knocking out HIV genes could be a new weapon against the disease

3/14/2006
Early, Unproven Findings Changing Doctors' Practice

Study finds many use experimental drugs too soon, potentially putting patients in danger

3/14/2006
Biomedical Journals Ill-Prepared to Deal With Fraud: Survey

Despite recent scandals, many have no guidelines in place

3/14/2006
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains

Hamster study suggests the technique might someday aid humans, researchers say

3/9/2006
Spit Test Spots Oral Cancer

Saliva holds gene 'signature' that warns of early disease, study finds

3/8/2006
Reeve's Death Puts Focus on Women's Lung Cancer Risk

More research needed into gender-based disease differences, experts say

3/8/2006
Disgraced Korean Researcher's Cloned Dog Is Real

Experts confirm what may be Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk's sole achievement

3/8/2006
Serotonin Levels Tied to SIDS

Infants can't gasp and wake themselves up, researchers speculate

3/7/2006
Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research

A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

3/7/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn't Boost Risk for Hearing Loss

Study finds no difference when compared to those without immune disorder

2/28/2006
Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Attack Ineffective

But experts say the field remains full of promise

2/28/2006
Debate Simmers Over Popular Antidepressant Ad Claims

No evidence depression stems from chemical imbalance in the brain, critics say

2/27/2006
Virus May Have Links to Prostate Cancer

The pathogen has never been spotted in humans before, researchers say

2/27/2006
Clinical Trial Data Can Trouble Former Participants

In many cases, full disclosure brings serious emotional distress, expert says

2/24/2006
Protein Interactions Offer Up Clues to Disease

Scientists reach beyond the genome to the 'interactome'

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/22/2006
Computer Program Should Speed Gene Research

'GeneDesign' software will help create artificial DNA

2/20/2006
Discovery Could Disarm Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Inactivating an enzyme renders bug vulnerable to immune system, experts say

2/15/2006
Alzheimer's Progresses More Quickly in the Highly Educated

But those with more schooling seem able to delay early symptoms, study suggests

2/15/2006
Trigger for Cocaine Addiction Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments, researchers say

2/15/2006
Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Should Spur Research

It's a valuable tool that could shed light on the disease's origins, researchers say

2/9/2006
Music to Your Friends' Ears?

Peer pressure may push hit songs to the top, study finds

2/7/2006
AIDS Survival Varies With HIV Subtype

Infection with subtype D brings grimmer prognosis, study finds

2/6/2006
Spinal Fluid Molecules May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

But some doctors wonder if test will work in ordinary medical practice

2/3/2006
Secrecy Becoming Common in Scientific Research

Competition and industry ties may be to blame, experts say

2/2/2006
Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Heart Failure

No breakthroughs yet, but getting the 'recipe' right will be key, experts say

1/31/2006
Brain Scans May Beat Polygraphs at Lie Detection

Study found 14 areas of brain lit up when lying; only seven did during truth-telling

1/30/2006
Scientists Spot Mad Cow Protein's 'Good Side'

It's essential to the creation of new blood cells, research shows

1/27/2006
Key Enzyme Linked to Cancer Risk

Mice lacking the DFF gene had triple the rate of malignancy, researchers say

1/26/2006
Fake Research Puts Medical Journals Under Microscope

Those in the industry rethinking the way studies are judged fit for publication

1/25/2006
Genetic Mutation Plays Part in Some Parkinson's Cases

Major cause of movement disorder among Eastern European Jews, study finds

1/25/2006
Science Spots New Cause of Chronic Pain

Healthy nerves, not damaged ones, may be to blame

1/24/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fight Cancer

But finding doesn't mean omega-3 fatty acids aren't heart-healthy, experts add

1/23/2006
Lincoln's Descendants Help Make Gene Breakthrough

Research uncovers a mutation linked to rare movement disorder

1/23/2006
'Cocktail' Helps Adult Stem Cells Thrive in Lab

Discovery could aid bone marrow transplants, gene therapy, researchers say

1/20/2006
Medical Journal Casts Doubt on Oral Cancer Research

The study author has been accused of fabricating research in another journal

1/19/2006
Cell Phones Don't Cause Brain Tumors

Latest study contradicts earlier research, which had suggested a link

1/19/2006
Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in Nature

Study finds bacteria have multiple defenses against multiple enemies

1/19/2006
Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's

Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

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