Research and Development Health News

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Article Title
4/16/2003
Fireflies Shine Light on Cancer

Gene that makes them glow also makes cancer cells vulnerable to treatment

4/16/2003
Genetic Link to Thyroid Cancer Found

Single mistake responsible for two-thirds of papillary thyroid cancers

4/14/2003
One More Key to Mystery of Alzheimer's

Scientists identify protein's role in development of degenerative disease

4/13/2003
Breast Cancer Study Looking for Volunteers

New York City center giving free assessments, enrolling high-risk women

3/27/2003
Testing the Mettle of St. John's Wort

Study to examine effectiveness of herbal supplement in treating minor depression

3/20/2003
Baboons Give Clues to Obesity, Diabetes in Humans

Animal study shows lack of exercise more damaging than bad diet

3/18/2003
Gene Mutations May Be Behind Some Ovarian Cancers

Common mutations associated with low-grade forms of disease

3/18/2003
Scientists Probe Why Body Can't Best HIV

Antibodies eventually lose battle with ever-changing virus

3/17/2003
Paving the Way for a Blood Test for Birth Defects

Researchers find messenger RNA from placenta may spare mothers invasive testing

3/13/2003
Breakthrough Fruit Fly Sight Study Holds Promise for Humans

Discovery that saved insect sight may pave the way for new research on human eye diseases

3/5/2003
New Facts on Kidney Stones

Findings may change direction of research in that area

2/21/2003
A Precursor to Stem Cells?

Researcher finds new cell type in stomach that could make four main kinds of tissue

2/17/2003
Mixing Genetics and Drugs

Survey examines public attitudes about pharmacogenomics research

1/21/2003
Study Questions Academic-Industry Ties

Cautions that the lines can get blurred

1/16/2003
Cell Cultures May Get Too Much Oxygen In Labs

Findings could have widespread impact on research

1/1/2003
Food of the Future: Healthier, Safer ... Tastier

New innovations abound, but the tastebuds still rule

12/31/2002
Setbacks, Advances and Ghosts From the Past Marked 2002

HRT treatments stopped, malaria gene mapped, and smallpox fear returned

11/27/2002
Getting HIV Twice Multiplies Problems Much More

3rd case of double dose of HIV infections reported

11/11/2002
Three Glowing Mice

Firefly protein makes rodents light up, a finding that could help in drug research

9/9/2002
Gene Therapy Used for First Time on Multiple-Organ Disease

Dogs treated for condition that hurt their eyes, bones and heart

9/6/2002
A Setback for Adult Stem Cell Research

Scientists say multiple tissue experiment failed

8/19/2002
Broccoli 'Pill' Eyed in Cancer Fight

New compound in pill form could help fight breast cancer

7/19/2002
Journey to the Unknown

Imaging advances let docs see tiny blood vessels in brain

7/18/2002
Uncovering the Secret of Brain Size

Researchers think they know why humans have large cortexes

6/26/2002
New HIV Drug May Be Better Than the Rest

Tests indicate it acts as a 'booster' and has better patient tolerance

6/25/2002
A Skin Test for Cholesterol

Palm monitor may be more accurate than just a blood test

6/13/2002
Molecule That Causes Us to Drink May Also be a Cure

It's a good genesis for producing drugs to fight alcoholism

6/4/2002
Stuck On You?

Adhesive power of mussels may help develop surgical adhesives

6/3/2002
And Now... Biorubber, a Possible Transplant Material

MIT develops a polymer for tissues that's elastic

5/30/2002
Scientists Learn How Cells 'Steer' Toward Specific Parts of Body

Two genes linked to development of cancer provide clue

2/7/2002
Cell Survival Signal Sighted

Study identifies molecules that pull cells back from the brink of death

1/22/2002
Selfish Science

Survey shows academics don't always share information

1/2/2002
Global Study to Focus on Diabetes Prevention

Two drugs are target of early detection efforts in largest-ever trial

12/20/2001
Doctors With X-Ray Vision?

Sonic flashlight would let physicians see through skin

8/26/2001
Scleroderma Registry Could Boost Research

Sponsors hope to pinpoint possible genetic link

7/30/2001
Poll: Most Americans Support Stem Cell Research

President Bush mulls government position

7/21/2001
Autopsy Decline Taking Its Toll

Medical research hindered by dramatic post-mortem drop

5/23/2001
Autopsy Decline Taking Its Toll

Medical research hindered by dramatic post-mortem drop

5/21/2001
When a Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

It's called the 'File Drawer Effect'

5/13/2001
Sea Creature Joins Cancer Fight

Extract derived from sea cucumbers shown to block growth of deadly cells