Research and Development Health News

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1/13/2005
Intestinal Immune Cell Network Discovered

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

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

11/23/2004
Genetic Interplay Controls Prostate Cancer Growth

A complex picture of three key genes emerges from a mouse study

11/22/2004
Looking at Blood Pressure Drug Use in Kids

Safety trial will examine whether sodium nitroprusside is safe

11/19/2004
Improving Cancer Care for Native Americans

U.S. grant will increase access to trials, treatments in S.D.

11/19/2004
National Study to Focus on Children's Health

Research will include 100,000 kids in 36 states

11/9/2004
Stem Cells Reverse Damage of Heart Attacks

Therapy tried in pigs could one day be used on humans, researchers say

11/4/2004
Lupus Biomarkers Identified

Finding could lead to earlier, more accurate diagnosis of the autoimmune disease

11/3/2004
How Nerves Navigate the Developing Brain

Study offers new insight into spinal cord nerve cell growth

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