Research and Development Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/2/2004
Early Cancer Drug Trials Less Dangerous Than Before

Safer medicines, better oversight cited as reasons behind trend

10/29/2004
Discovery Shines Ray of Hope on Eye Diseases

Human retinal stem cells grew in eyes of lab animals

10/28/2004
New Drug Helps Gout Patients

Investigational medication lowers uric acid levels

10/28/2004
Scientists Find Key to Iron Disorders

Discovery might help treat anemia, hemochromatosis

10/26/2004
New Treatment Blocks Cancer's Spread

It keeps metastatic cancer cells from attacking other organs

10/25/2004
Restless Leg Syndrome Explained

Caused by confusing signals from iron-deficient brain cells, study suggests

10/25/2004
Drunken Bees Act Like Buzzed Humans

Study may help scientists better understand alcohol's effects on men, women

10/25/2004
Key Protein in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Found

Discovery could lead to better prognosis, treatment

10/24/2004
Internet Study Looking for Best Ways to Quit Smoking

Aims to identify most effective of six cessation programs

10/22/2004
Protein Test May Detect Lung Cancer

New method may improve diagnosis, prognosis

10/22/2004
Drug Treatment Keeps Multiple Sclerosis at Bay

Interferon beta given in early stages may delay onset of full-blown disease

10/21/2004
Why Some See Auras

Crossed brain connections may explain why some people see them around others

10/20/2004
Betel Nut Tied to Head, Neck Cancers

Asian nut linked to disease increase in Taiwanese men

10/19/2004
Toothpaste Ingredient Guards Against Skin Cancer

Antibacterial also found in mouthwash helps kill off damaged cells

10/19/2004
Breast Cancer Drug May Do Double Duty

Toremifene shows promise against prostate cancer, researchers report

10/19/2004
Apple Skins Might Keep Colon Cancer Away

Second study finds gout drug could offer similar benefits

10/18/2004
New Treatment for Lupus Found

Drug works on most common form of the disease with few side effects

10/14/2004
Cream May Prevent Vaginal HIV Infection

Microbicide protects monkeys, but human tests may be far off

10/13/2004
Smell Behind Sweat Uncovered

Researchers identify ingredients in perspiration that lead to body odor

10/8/2004
Genes Linked to Sinusitis

Discovery might lead to new treatments for this common respiratory problem, researchers say

10/4/2004
Stress, Aggression Bound Tightly Together

One reinforces the other, explains uncontrolled rage, study says

10/1/2004
New Rules Sought for Medical Research

Study to examine disclosure to patients about conflict of interest

9/30/2004
New Drug Shows Promise Against Liver Cancer

Investigational medication benefits half of patients

9/29/2004
Arsenic May Fight Rare Leukemia

90% of patients treated with pesticide went into remission

9/29/2004
Cancer Drug Stalls Rare Skin Cancer

Small study finds Gleevec effective in treating dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

9/27/2004
Experimental Cancer Treatments for Kids Set

National coalition will focus on children who don't respond to traditional therapies

9/24/2004
Herbal Supplement Might Prevent Prostate Cancer

Study will test Zyflamend to see if it stops disease development

9/24/2004
Gene Therapy Studied for Alzheimer's

Delivers nerve growth factor to damaged neurons

9/22/2004
Advance Reported in Nonaddictive Painkiller

Researchers create plant that doesn't produce morphine

9/20/2004
Inflammation Plays Role in Starting, Stopping Cancer

Researchers find sensitized immune system can work both ways

9/17/2004
Alcohol Reduces Damage After Heart Attack

In moderation, it helps keep tissue slick and clear, study finds

9/16/2004
Pot Plays With the Brain

New study shows how drug alters mental functions

9/16/2004
New Clue Explains Damage of Stroke

Researchers say high acidity leads to brain cell death

9/15/2004
Part of Brain That Extinguishes Fears Found

Could lead to new therapy for anxiety disorders, researchers say

9/9/2004
Easing the Agony of Alcoholism

Drug reduces drinking and improves quality of life for sufferers

9/8/2004
Proteins May Treat Parkinson's

Rat study shows gene therapy prevented degeneration of nerve cells in brain

9/2/2004
DNA Fragments Kill Melanoma Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments for deadly form of skin cancer

9/1/2004
Single Protein a Key Player in Skin Cancer

Stat3 sets disease development in motion, researchers find

8/23/2004
New Clue to Autoimmune Diseases Found

Same antibody found in Grave's disease shows up in rheumatoid arthritis

8/23/2004
Protein Prompts Spread of Prostate Cancer

Treatments that block hepsin might slow cancer

8/20/2004
Remnants of Winemaking Can Preserve Food

Grape pomace extract found effective against bacteria

8/19/2004
Enzyme Sets Internal Clock

Its activation helps body tell difference between night and day

8/18/2004
Blood Test Gauges Breast Cancer Treatment

Levels of cancer cells show whether patient is responding to therapy

8/13/2004
Stroke Research Funding Lags in Europe

Things only slightly better in the U.S., study authors say

8/12/2004
New Trick Improves Odds in Bone Marrow Transplants

Knocking out key enzyme helps healthy stem cells thrive

8/11/2004
How the Dino Soared

Scientists discover T. rex was once a typical growing teen

8/5/2004
A New Drug That Fights 2 Bad Habits

Still in clinical trials, rimonabant curbs smoking and weight gain

8/4/2004
New Therapy Speeds Stroke Recovery

Injection of immune cells into mice helped repair damage

8/3/2004
Way Found to Predict Response to Cancer Drug

Signaling pathway may indicate who does well with Iressa

8/2/2004
Gene Mutations Behind Some Brain Cancers

Two areas of one gene susceptible in five forms of disease, study finds