Research and Development Health News

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Article Title
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

5/20/2004
Soy May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers found molecule suppressed tumor cells in mice

5/18/2004
Researchers Target Liver Disease in Kids

Two types of fatty cell illness diagnosed in obese children

5/17/2004
'Pacing' Your Hunger Pangs

Device for stomach regulates hunger with electrical impulses

5/14/2004
Online Workshop for Arthritis to Be Tested

Program will help patients work with pain

5/11/2004
New Anthrax Vaccine to Be Tested

Study in 12 American cities will see if experimental version an improvement

5/4/2004
Hope for Those Who Can't Use Their Hands

Electrodes provide signals needed to control prosthetic hand

5/3/2004
Alternatives to Mammograms on Horizon

Study examines 3 new breast-imaging methods

4/30/2004
Lawn Chemicals Can Cause Cancer in Some Dogs

Exposure increases bladder cancer risk in Scottish terriers

4/29/2004
Fertility Supplement Shows Promise

Study found a third of women having difficulty conceiving became pregnant

4/29/2004
Hypotension Treatment Gets Good Reviews

Patients with low blood pressure problem satisfied with new drug

4/26/2004
Study Favors Premarin for Osteoporosis

Finds equine estrogen beats raloxifene at preventing bone loss

4/23/2004
'Morning After' Pill Doesn't Affect Teen Sexual Behavior

They're not more likely to have unprotected sex with easy access to contraceptive

4/21/2004
Another Study Debunks AIDS-Polio Vaccine Theory

Chimps from Congo carry different strain of disease, researchers found

4/16/2004
New DNA Test Catches Colon Cancer

Genetic marker may help identify malignancies without need for colonoscopy

4/14/2004
Genetic Link to Liver Cancer Found

Mice without gene didn't develop tumors in lab tests

4/13/2004
Finding the First Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Molecular, cellular changes may point to early stages of disease

4/1/2004
Nerve Damage Can Be Extensive

It can happen on one side of body and affect other, researchers found

4/1/2004
Even Mild Psoriasis a Problem for Sufferers

Many with small patches on skin dissatisfied with treatment

3/30/2004
Treating Paralyzed Vocal Chords

International study will examine effect of calcium hydroxylapatite injections

3/30/2004
Heat Treatment for Breast Tumors Looks Promising

Pilot study finds the minimally invasive procedure safe

3/29/2004
Taking the Bite Out of Bloodstains

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

3/29/2004
Painkillers May Ward Off Ovarian Cancer

Anti-inflammatory drugs could lower tumor risk, researchers say

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