Research and Development Health News

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3/29/2004
Taking the Bite Out of Bloodstains

Snake venom enzyme may help remove such spots from clothing, study says

3/26/2004
Tricky Tumors

Study shows how they evade immune system

3/23/2004
Study Takes Jab at Smell Theory

It finds vibrations have nothing to do with the scent of something

3/22/2004
Stem Cells May Not Be Answer to Heart Repair

Studies find they couldn't rejuvenate damaged heart muscle

3/19/2004
Does Home Dialysis Work?

Study will compare it to clinic-based dialysis for kidney failure patients

3/17/2004
Zebrafish May Give Clues to Stomach Problems

Transparent fish offer new way to study gut development

3/11/2004
Fighting Fungal Infections

Scientists find way to enhance activity of peptides that battle them

3/10/2004
Shielding Against Parkinson's Disease

Scientists identify protective protein against neurodegenerative disorders

3/8/2004
Repairing Cartilage

Polymer fills in wounds, provides scaffolding for new growth

3/1/2004
New Tumor Marker Found

Scientists say it's involved in many kinds of cancers

2/27/2004
Snakes Didn't Get Their Start in Water

Study says reptiles evolved on land from their lizard ancestors

2/26/2004
New Target for Tumor-Killing Drugs Found

Scientists identify molecule necessary for survival of cancerous cells

2/24/2004
Beating Multiple Myeloma

Study results may help find new treatment for incurable cancer

2/23/2004
How the Brain Makes Sense of the Senses

Study offers new information about how it processes sound, sight and touch

2/23/2004
Autopsy Study Reveals Missed Diagnoses

French researchers find they catch diagnostic errors in ICU units

2/23/2004
Super Antioxidants

Scientists develop more powerful family of molecules that fight cell damage

2/20/2004
Blowing Up Lung Cancer

'Nanoparticle cluster bomb' delivers cancer drugs right to target

2/20/2004
Botox for the Birds?

Wrinkle remover is used in avian brain research

2/19/2004
Empathy Not Just an Idea

Seeing loved ones in pain activates brain's emotional circuitry

2/17/2004
Human Mouth Harbors Clues to Fighting Infection

Natural antibiotics may offer ideas on how to boost immune system

2/16/2004
Saying It With Gestures

Study examines how humans have innate ability to use gestures as language

2/10/2004
Keeping Science Clean

Patients say medical researchers should declare conflicts of interest

2/3/2004
Catching the Culprit in Colon Cancer

Receptor activation increases development of precancerous intestinal polyps

2/2/2004
Good Bacteria Never Take a Day Off

Intestinal germs offer health benefits even when they're inactive, study finds

2/1/2004
Mussels' Sticking Power Could Help Humans

Research on the mollusks may lead to development of new surgical adhesives

1/29/2004
MS Not as Disabling as Once Thought

Study finds most with the degenerative disease do not worsen over 10 years

1/29/2004
People Less Willing to Donate Organs for Research

U.K. survey finds some people want more control over how tissue, organs are used

1/28/2004
The Mechanics of Plant Growth

Simple sugars help give strength to plant cell walls, study finds

1/28/2004
From a Bad Bug Comes Good Medicine

Bacterium behind food poisoning helps scientists improve anti-viral vaccines

1/27/2004
Watching Cells Do Their Work

Technique that lets scientists see 'inside' could shed light on tumor growth

1/22/2004
Slowing Down Alzheimer's Disease

Mouse study finds 2 proteins may keep brain plaques from forming

1/14/2004
New Clues to Genesis of Alzheimer's

Scientists may have found missing link in development of disease

1/12/2004
School and Work Call on Same Mental Skills

If you do well in school, your career prospects look bright, study says

1/5/2004
Genetic Activity Linked to Psoriasis

Finding opens up new avenues for treating incurable skin disease

1/1/2004
Way to Grow Young Nerve Cells Found

Researchers say they can turn back the developmental clock

12/23/2003
Bears Give Clues to Avoiding Osteoporosis

Even though they hibernate during winter, their bone strength stays constant

12/22/2003
Poinsettias May Be Pretty, But ...

They're a threat to some people with latex allergies

12/18/2003
AIDS Vaccine Trial Starts

Human testing of one-shot version has begun in Belgium

12/17/2003
New Prostate Cancer Drug to Be Tested

Researchers looking for males with high-risk cancers

12/11/2003
Some Animals Engage in Higher Thinking

Study suggests monkeys, dolphins may be more self-aware than thought

12/1/2003
From Stem Cells a Jaw is Made

Researchers create ball structure of human joint

11/25/2003
Inflammation May Behind DVT

Scientists find evidence linking it to clots in deep leg veins

11/14/2003
False Memories Easy to Make

It's not hard to get people to believe they've seen something they haven't, study says

11/10/2003
New Possible Link to SIDS Found

High levels of protein in infants' brains provide clue to cause of fatal syndrome

11/10/2003
How Alzheimer's May Unfold

Studies detail how free radicals may contribute to development of disease

11/4/2003
Unlocking Secrets of Key Human Enzymes

Findings link sirtuins to long life

11/3/2003
New Marker for Prostate Cancer

Protein discovery could lead to better detection of disease

10/30/2003
More Clues to Genetic Underpinnings of Parkinson's

Study finds culprit in rare familial form of disease

10/30/2003
A Better Transplant Drug in the Works

Compound can prevent rejection with fewer side effects in animal studies

10/29/2003
How the Brain Adapts

Researchers identify 'reset switch'