Research and Development Health News

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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

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