Research and Development Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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
Researchers Root Out Hearing Loss Gene

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