Research and Development Health News

Date Posted
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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

1/31/2005
'Birdbrain' Gets Some Smart Backers

International group of scientists wants the common meaning banished

1/29/2005
New Drug Targets Pancreatic Cancer Two Ways

USC researchers test compound in clinical trial

1/27/2005
Nervous System Development Detailed

Study outlines role of proteins in maintenance of neural stem cells

1/27/2005
A Molecular Explanation of Why Burgers Are Bad For You

Researchers identify cholesterol-forming mechanism

1/25/2005
Biologists Find Stem Cell Regulator

Study defines signaling system between stem cells and the niche cells that harbor them

1/23/2005
U.S. Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Contaminated

Animal-based molecule could render cells useless for therapy, researcher claims

1/22/2005
Device Shows Promise for Spinal Cord Injury

Stimulator restored some sensation in early trial

1/21/2005
Doctor Report Cards Not Always Clear

Study says they may not give complete information on quality of care

1/21/2005
New Hope for HIV Treatment

Artificial HIV gene may help in development of protective vaccine

1/21/2005
New Colon Cancer Marker Found

Levels of molecule may predict severity of disease and survival, researchers say

1/20/2005
New Clues to Tumor Toughness

Researchers discover how malignant cells develop resistance to treatment

1/20/2005
Poor Physical Performance Linked to Heart Risk

Rats bred to have low exercise capacity have more risk factors

1/19/2005
Spleen Surprise Source of Stem Cells

May hold pocket of primitive, embryonic cells, researchers discover

1/19/2005
Procedure Helps Couple Avoid Having Baby With Rh Disease

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis skirts danger of blood imcompatibility condition

1/17/2005
Combo Treatment Slows Cancer Cell Growth

Could become effective therapy against cells that keep proliferating

1/14/2005
Tobacco Industry Worked to Thwart Lung Cancer Link: Report

Efforts ran counter to public pledge to promote anti-smoking message, study claims

1/13/2005
Eye Protein Plays Key Role in Allergy Response

Sets up early stages of inflammatory reaction, study says

1/13/2005
Intestinal Immune Cell Network Discovered

Could lead to new vaccines, treatments for disease, researchers say

1/13/2005
Researchers Root Out Hearing Loss Gene

Mouse study finding could lead to hearing-restoration treatments for humans

1/13/2005
New Gene Principle Changes the Rules

Finding could lead to new treatments for many diseases

1/12/2005
Antibody May Salvage Sight

Scientists find way to block retinopathy in mice

1/10/2005
Cord Blood Stems Heart Attack Damage

Umbilical stem cells restored heart pumping function to near normal in rats

1/10/2005
Too Little Sleep May Pack on Pounds

Study links insufficient slumber to obesity

1/10/2005
Rats Might Be Multilingual

Study found they can distinguish Dutch from Japanese

1/10/2005
Olive Oil May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Lab study finds main ingredient suppresses important cancer gene

1/6/2005
Nose Airflow a Complicated Process

It's more complex than air movement over aircraft wings, study says

1/4/2005
Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage

Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

1/4/2005
Checking Cancer's Growth

Scientists identify factors that tell cells to stop multiplying

1/3/2005
Bringing HIV Out of Hiding

Scientists say it could make virus vulnerable to powerful drugs

1/3/2005
Saliva Holds Clues to Oral Cancer

Study finds high levels of four molecules point to trouble

12/27/2004
Protein Fuels Melanoma's Growth

Discovery could lead to new treatments for deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/27/2004
False Memories May Work as Diet Aid

Study finds some can be convinced of bad experiences with foods

12/22/2004
New Compound Could Enhance Chemotherapy

It might also reduce side effects of treatment, researchers suggest

12/21/2004
Genes Influence Lung Cancer Risk

But smoking still plays dominant role, researchers add

12/20/2004
Gleevec a Cost-Effective Treatment

Study finds high price of drug balanced by expected survival increase in patients

12/16/2004
Two New Psoriasis Treatments May Be Ready for Human Testing

Lab studies show promise for different approaches

12/15/2004
How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread

Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

12/15/2004
New Details on Parkinson Gene Outlined

Information could lead to development of new drugs

12/10/2004
Some Babies at Greater Risk for SIDS

Those lacking experience sleeping on stomachs more prone

12/10/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Study Halts on Good News

Newer treatment combo outperformed older regimen, researchers say

12/8/2004
Scientists Complete Chicken Genome

Could help in development of flu vaccines, researchers say

12/8/2004
How Birds Learn to Sing May Give Clues to Human Language

They store songs as snippets, then sing whole tune, study finds

12/6/2004
More Proof That Chimp, Human Brains Share Similarities

New research shows close matches in structure between the two

12/3/2004
Treatment Fixes Spinal Injuries in Dogs

Similar therapy a long way off for humans

12/2/2004
Shark Cartilage No Proven Cancer Cure

More studies may show benefit in using purified components of it

11/30/2004
New Treatments for Gallstones on Horizon

Experimental compound prevented disease in mice, researchers report

11/29/2004
Scans Cite Scurvy as Cause of Settlers' Deaths

Imaging technology confirms it brought about French colonists' end