Research and Development Health News

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8/10/2005
Rice Genome Sequenced

International team unlocks crop's genetic mysteries

8/8/2005
Compound Can Hasten Harvest of Stem Cells

Mouse study finds chemical speeds movement of cells from bone marrow to bloodstream

8/4/2005
Amphetamines Improve Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice

Finding could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative disease

8/3/2005
Stem Cells Play Minor Role in Lung Damage Repair

It may still be possible to make the idea work, researcher suggests

8/3/2005
Gene Mix May Contribute to Autism

Certain combinations may be behind disorder, researchers find

7/20/2005
Reporting Bias Can Skew Research

Researcher says unpublished work can dampen prognostic power of disease markers

7/19/2005
People Not Heeding Vitamin E Warnings

Many taking high daily doses despite evidence it may be harmful

7/14/2005
Experts Ponder Ethics of Ape Brain Research

Could human neural stem cell transplants change primate consciousness?

7/13/2005
Critics Fault FDA's Advisory Board Policies

Debate focuses on conflict-of-interest waivers for voting members

7/11/2005
Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma

In the lab, high doses of curcumin killed tumor cells

6/22/2005
Keyhole Surgery Works with Colon Cancer

Less invasive technique effective, with faster recovery time, less pain

6/17/2005
Green Tea May Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases

Tea compound suppressed immune-cell activity in skin and salivary glands

6/15/2005
Rabies Regimen Saves Teen Bitten by Bat

Doctors share details of first case where victim survived after showing symptoms

5/31/2005
Early Environmental Exposure May Set Stage for Cancer

Rat study found it triggered disease in those with genetic predisposition

5/30/2005
Chart-Topping Hits Echo America's Mood

Study shows people prefer serious songs in bad times, snappy pop in good ones

5/27/2005
Subliminal Smiles Can Sway You

Study found they made people more likely to try new things

5/23/2005
Topical Cream Helps Women With Arousal Disorder

Highest dose of Femprox improved arousal by more than 50%

5/23/2005
Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Sarcasm Sensor

Without it, snappy comments are a mystery

5/19/2005
New Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Created

South Korean researchers note breakthrough was done with unfertilized eggs

5/15/2005
Nicotine Vaccine Shows Promise

Swiss company reports some smokers developed antibodies, smoked less

5/11/2005
Robots May One Day Reproduce

Machine replicates itself in modular experiment

5/9/2005
Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Promise

Screen of four proteins showed 95% effectiveness in study

5/2/2005
Protein Can Help Heart Heal Itself

Studies found TGF-beta could be targeted to help repair or prevent cardiac damage

4/30/2005
Liver Enzyme May Be at Root of Heart Disease

Researcher hopes to test the theory next in monkeys

4/29/2005
Heat, Radiation Combo Strikes Strong Blow Against Tumors

Hyperthermia boosts effectiveness of radiation, study finds

4/25/2005
Brain Stem Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin

Finding could eventually lead to cure for diabetes, researcher suggests

3/22/2005
Science Closing in on Allergy Prevention

New research tries to find ways to boost immune system early in life

3/22/2005
Allergy Test Worth Taking

Study finds it can save health-care dollars, patient confusion

3/20/2005
Scientists Take to the 'Airways' to Find New Asthma Treatments

Studies offer future possibilities of treatments other than steroids

3/17/2005
More Clues Come in Possible HIV 'Superbug' Case

Researchers concerned about the speed with which the virus strain replicated

3/17/2005
Herbal Supplements Largely Untested in Kids

Study finds only a few show proven benefit

3/17/2005
Protein Key to Skin Cancer Spread Found

Researchers say it's a possible target for treatment

3/11/2005
New Drug Helps Parkinson's Patients

Rasagiline still awaiting approval in United States

3/8/2005
Tobacco Giant Downplayed Smoking Link to SIDS

Philip Morris paid for, adjusted published research results, researcher says

3/3/2005
Licorice Derivative May Slow Kaposi's Sarcoma

Compound makes cancerous cells commit suicide, study finds

2/28/2005
Battle of the Sexes a Matter of Perception

Males better at spatial memory, but females quickly catch up, monkey study shows

2/25/2005
Genetic Test Can Detect HIV In Newly Infected

The procedure has been used in blood bank donation screening, researchers say

2/24/2005
How Big Tobacco Tells Its Side of the Story

Industry finances journal that prints secondhand smoke reports, study finds

2/24/2005
Nerve Cell 'Traffic Jam' May Trigger Alzheimer's

Neural clogs appear much earlier in disease than thought

2/23/2005
Marijuana-like Ingredient Could Slow Alzheimer's

Cannabinoids could reduce inflammation associated with disease

2/21/2005
Clue to Controlling Appetite Found

Discovery could one day lead to weight-loss pill in humans

2/18/2005
Genes Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

Finding could help determine which women need aggressive treatment

2/15/2005
Screening Technique Helps Spot Bladder Cancer Early

Urine test relies on cancer-linked protein marker

2/10/2005
Rainforest Plant Yields Breast Cancer Fighter

Amazon plant compound stopped growth of malignant cells in lab

2/10/2005
Leukemia Cells Surprise Researchers

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells die off, are reborn at faster rate than believed

2/10/2005
Scientists Shy Away From Controversial Research

Report found informal constraints more pervasive than formal ones

2/4/2005
Government-Financed Medical Research to Go Online

NIH announces voluntary program that will give taxpayers access to studies

2/2/2005
Drug Shows Major Promise Against Follicular Lymphoma

Radioactive-based therapy put 75% of patients into remission

2/2/2005
New Strategy Stops Smallpox in Its Tracks

Drug may stymie virus replication once it's inside cells

2/1/2005
'Bio-Barcode' Alzheimer's Test Only a 1st Step

Experts impressed with researchers' efforts but say larger, more comprehensive studies needed