Research and Development Health News

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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

7/28/2004
New Insight Into Leptin's Fat-Burning Powers

Findings may offer target to fight obesity

7/28/2004
Stutterers Process Language Differently

Study finds they do so even when not speaking

7/26/2004
Fetal Stem Cells Help Repair Stroke Damage

Animal study first to show success with technique

7/22/2004
Synthetic Meningitis Vaccine Created

More study needs to prove it improves on current version

7/19/2004
'Decoy' Slows Cancer Spread

Trick kept tumors from setting up blood supply

7/16/2004
Stopping Skin Cancer's Spread

Researchers disrupt molecular link in metastasis

7/13/2004
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

Tips on being an informed patient

7/13/2004
Study Finds Glaucoma Drug Effective

Xalatan lowers pressure inside eye, Swedish researchers say

7/12/2004
Not All Brain Connections Are the Same

Study finds some areas degenerate faster than others

7/9/2004
Mind Control Study Raises Hopes

Techniques used with monkeys may help disabled move objects

7/8/2004
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease to Be Tested

International study at 40 sites needs volunteers

7/5/2004
Flies Possess Same Palate as Humans

That shortcake is as tasty to the bug as it is to the man

6/29/2004
New Target for Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Study finds virus transforms cells that line vessel walls

6/14/2004
Here's a New Way to Reduce Cholesterol

Blocking production of component of lipoproteins may fight heart disease

6/10/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Don't Forget Everything

Study finds part of brain used for rote learning remains intact

6/9/2004
Where Long-Term Memories Go

Brain starts them in one spot, stores them in another

6/7/2004
New Drug Prolongs Life of Prostate Cancer Patients

Docetaxel, made from yew tree needles, buys time in advanced cases

6/7/2004
New Weapon Against Pancreatic Cancer Found

Experimental vaccine appears to stimulate immune activity

6/6/2004
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers say peptide-derived treatment uses patient's own immune system to fight disease

6/4/2004
Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life

Lean mice live longer than their plumper kin, and now researchers may know why.

6/4/2004
Most People Are Their Own Worst Judge

Many overestimate, underestimate their abilities, study finds

6/3/2004
Sniffing Out the Secrets of Smell

Studies discover the details of how odors are detected

6/3/2004
Major Advance Made in Gene Therapy

Researchers find safer way to deliver therapeutic DNA to cells

6/2/2004
Halting Cancer's Spread

Blocking cellular enzyme may stop progression of disease, study says

5/31/2004
Making a Vivid Memory

Study examines how brain creates detailed recollections

5/27/2004
Figs Fight Off Food Poisoning

Fruit and its extracts inhibit growth of harmful food microbes

5/27/2004
Why Antihistamines Put You to Sleep

Dog study finds histamines critical for waking up

5/26/2004
New Weapon Against Yeast Infections Found

Peptide molecule may offer alternative treatment for common vaginal problem

5/26/2004
Good Workout Works Your Brain

Study finds exercise stimulates neuron growth

5/20/2004
Doubts Surface About Over-the-Counter Statins

British decision to let drug be sold without a prescription called "unfortunate"

5/20/2004
Peel Away High Cholesterol

Compounds in orange and tangerine peels lower lipid levels