Research and Development Health News

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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

10/19/2005
Higher Risk of Lung Cancer Among Blacks Explained

Study found faulty cellular checkpoints hurt ability to repair DNA damage

10/19/2005
World Stem Cell Foundation Announced

South Korean scientists would create disease-specific lines, sell them abroad for study

10/18/2005
Eyes Might Hint at Alzheimer's

Two noninvasive tests detect telltale protein in the lens, researchers say

10/17/2005
Blood Test May Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A reliable screen would help doctors match treatments to individual patients

10/14/2005
Obesity Linked to Fat Gain in Muscles

Finding could explain why very overweight have trouble losing pounds

10/14/2005
Hormone May Be Key to Fat Digestion

Newly identified compound helps control bile acid production

10/13/2005
Katrina Leaves Scientific Research in Ruins

Some New Orleans-based scientists lost their life's work in the storm

10/12/2005
Forest Fungus Yields Powerful Antimicrobial

Researchers liken its effect to penicillin

10/12/2005
Molecule May Drive Multiple Sclerosis-Linked Disorder

Discovery could lead to treatments for transverse myelitis and MS

10/12/2005
Sound Sleepers May Have Genes to Thank

Discovery could explain why some experience deeper slumber than others

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/10/2005
Dinosaur-Bird Flap Ruffles Feathers

Paleontologists spar over new study refuting avian-reptile link

10/6/2005
Wrigglers Yield Clues to Human Body Rhythms

A worm gene could hold the key to important mammalian functions

9/30/2005
'Nanotubes' May Deliver Drugs to Targeted Cells

New technology could improve wide range of therapies

9/30/2005
Pathological Liars Have Different Brains

Less gray matter, more white matter seen in scans, researchers report

9/27/2005
Liver Test Can Predict Heart Trouble

But experts say findings aren't definitive

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/22/2005
'Designer' Rats Yield Clues to Hypertension

The rodents should reveal much about links to menopause, salt sensitivity

9/20/2005
Second-Generation Antidepressants Equally Effective

Study finds only slight differences in side effects

9/20/2005
Scientist Discover New Immune Mechanism

Cells use tiny tunnels to communicate during inflammatory response

9/19/2005
Scientists Spot New Breast Cancer Treatment Target

A genetic pathway may encourage tumor recurrence, researchers report

9/18/2005
Science Finds Key to Autumn's Splendor

Single protein triggers the glories of the season, researchers say

9/16/2005
Digital Mammography Better for Many Women

More accurate than film for younger women with dense breasts, large study finds

9/15/2005
Crunchy Veggies May Thwart Lung Cancer

In high doses, those in the cabbage family slowed malignancies, studies found

9/1/2005
Vitamin D and Painkiller Slow Prostate Cancer

Lab tests show combination stopped malignant cells in their tracks

8/31/2005
Olive Oil Has Painkilling Properties

Compound in it imitates activity of ibuprofen, researchers say

8/31/2005
Scientists Map Chimpanzee Genome

Shows human DNA differs by just 3 percent, but that gap is already yielding scientific clues

8/15/2005
Now for Some Real Monkey Business

Money-hungry capuchins are helping explain human behaviors

8/12/2005
New Diabetes Gene Discovered

Finding could help most of those with type 2 diabetes, researchers say

8/11/2005
New HIV Therapy Clears Out Hidden Virus

Approach might one day lead to a cure, researchers say

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