Research and Development Health News

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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'

10/25/2003
Ultrasound Spots Carpal Tunnel

It's effective at diagnosing syndrome, evaluating treatments afterwards

10/20/2003
New Player in ALS

Free radicals may have major role in degenerative disease

10/17/2003
What's Behind Scarring, Inflammation

Study reveals role of fibroblasts in the process

10/16/2003
The Motor Behind the Molecule

Scientists find power source for cellular energy

10/15/2003
Playing Piano Comes Naturally

Hand-to-ear link established quickly in beginner pianists, study finds

10/13/2003
Stomach Trouble

Many Americans with irritable bowel syndrome also have dyspepsia, study finds

10/13/2003
Monkeys Taught Mind Control

They use brain signals to move robotic arm in lab setting

10/10/2003
Sharpening the Minds of Seniors

Older adults benefit from new memory training method

10/10/2003
What's Behind That Expression?

Scientists identify genes that create nerves which control facial movement

10/6/2003
Deterring the Damage of Asthma

Study identifies white blood cells that cause related airway scarring

10/2/2003
Neighboring Cells Can Save or Sabotage Neurons in ALS

Finding could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative disease

10/1/2003
Protein Key to Heart Failure

Disrupting it cuts down on loss of heart function in mice

9/30/2003
4-Year Prostate Cancer Screenings Are Adequate

Screening interval detects most cases of disease, study finds

9/29/2003
Blue Light Sets Body Clock

Finding could lead to better light therapies for circadian disorders

9/26/2003
'Amazing' Leukemia Drug Rescues a Life

Gleevec puts Connecticut man on road to recovery

9/26/2003
Shedding Light on Hearing Problems

Mouse study finds hair cells in inner ear develop rapidly

9/24/2003
New Weapon Against HIV

2-step method seeks out and destroys hidden virus

9/23/2003
New Details on Rare Genetic Disease

Study finds another chromosome behind brain disorder called Joubert syndrome

9/23/2003
Catching Guillain-Barrè Syndrome Early Speeds Recovery

Guidelines advise quick treatment for autoimmune disease

9/22/2003
Catching MS Early Makes Difference

Aggressive, early drug treatment benefits people with debilitating disease

9/22/2003
Possible Advance Against Parkinson's

Cloned nerve cells may cure disease in mice, researchers say

9/19/2003
How HIV Drugs May Affect Other Meds

Study to examine interactions between antiretrovirals and other medications

9/16/2003
New Way to Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Ratio of biochemicals in spinal fluid helps diagnose condition

9/15/2003
New Weapons Against Cancer

Enzyme inhibitors may help fight disease, researchers say

9/10/2003
Decoding Sexual Behavior in the Animal Kingdom

Fruit fly pheromone receptor linked to male's ability to recognize females

9/9/2003
New Cigarette Less Toxic

Reduced levels of cancer-causing chemicals in this brand, researchers say

9/9/2003
New Gel Could Help Sight

Material may be able to act as eye lens replacement in older people