Research and Development Health News

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9/8/2003
Scans Show Organ Damage from Smoking

They reveal reduced levels of key enzymes in kidneys, heart, lung and spleen

9/5/2003
A Closer Look at Lipids

Study aims to detail their role in major illnesses

9/4/2003
Shedding New Light on Lupus

Study finding offers new information about inflammation in disease

8/22/2003
Study to Pit Antibody Against Breast Cancer

Researchers will test use of it for treatment of recurring disease

8/21/2003
New Cream Clears Psoriasis

Researchers claim topical drug reduces severity, duration of lesions

8/21/2003
Sleep Disorder Study Starts

Scientists will search for cause of delayed sleep phase syndrome

8/20/2003
Psoriasis Treatment Passes Another Test

Onercept successful in Phase II trial sponsored by drug maker

8/18/2003
Why We Lean to the Left

Study explains why amino acids twist like southpaws

8/15/2003
Possible Conflict of Interest Within Medical Profession

Many on review boards for clinical trials are tied to drug industry, study finds

8/14/2003
Protein Profile Predicts Lung Cancer Prognosis

Researchers identify telling clue that has 100 percent accuracy

8/12/2003
Copper Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Metal in tap water fed to rabbits led to telltale brain plaques, researchers found

8/8/2003
For These Bird Brains, a Familiar Song

Scientists study how starlings learn to recognize songs

8/6/2003
A Horse Joins the Cloned World

Italian scientists announce birth of first cloned foal

8/4/2003
Harmony Within Brain Helps Recognize Music

Two dimensions are involved in processing pitch

8/4/2003
Lowering Expectations in Early Research

Study finds some patients hope for too much from Phase I clinical trials

8/4/2003
Why Some Stem Cells Die in Developing Brain

Researchers discover it's a survival mechanism in mice

8/1/2003
Nitric Oxide Key Player in Cell Function

Study reveals more about its role in vital activities

7/31/2003
Protein May Be Factor in Obesity

Discovery could lead to new treatments for condition

7/29/2003
A Familiar Love Nest Helps the Mood

For birds, that is, says study finding more reproductive success in a well-used setting

7/28/2003
It's a Wonderful Life for Male Zeus Bug

Tiny water insect gets free food, free sex and free ride from female partner

7/28/2003
How Your Body Disposes of Its Cellular Garbage

Researchers discover molecule that regulates switches for cell activity

7/24/2003
FDA Proposal for Racial Data in Drug Trials Opposed

Collection of 'social' data could be scientifically misleading, researchers argue

7/22/2003
Smelling Salts

Study looks at how animals detect it for survival

7/18/2003
Seniors Who Are Poor Are Often Isolated

Social exclusion more likely for those living in deprived areas, study finds

7/18/2003
The Bigger It Is, the Harder to See

Larger, brighter objects more difficult for humans to track with their eyes

7/18/2003
Hydrogen Cars May Not Be the Answer to Cleaner Air

Expert says improvements to gas-powered cars would do same for less money

7/17/2003
Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins

Could help those criticially ill in the hospital

7/16/2003
Two Cancer Fighters Are Better Than One

Researchers find type of interferon boosts powers of tumor-suppressor gene

7/10/2003
Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy

Newly discovered stem cells deliver genes to muscles in mouse study

7/9/2003
Country Trees Hit Harder by Pollution

Those located downwind of urban pollution only grow half as well as those in city

7/9/2003
Beans, Beans, the Unmusical Fruit

Researchers find fermenting them reduces flatulence

7/4/2003
Stronger Boots Needed to Kick the Habit

Smokers need to be offered more effective ways to quit, study finds

7/3/2003
Body Clock Rings Up Afternoon Nap

Circadian rhythms may account for sleepiness at midday, study says

7/2/2003
New Proteins Could Aid Cancer, Heart Treatments

Scientists discover new class of proteins that spur blood vessel development

6/30/2003
Vivid Imagination Spurs Dream Recall

Study finds creative minds most likely to remember details

6/27/2003
Nitric Oxide Governs Fever

Plays a surprising and complicated role in inflammation and infection, study finds

6/26/2003
Plants Have It Made in the Shade

Finding how they adjust to lack of light should improve crop yields, study says

6/23/2003
Die, Cancer Cells, Die

Scientists find new way to trigger cell self-destruction

6/20/2003
The Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

Scientists identify gene mutation linked to mental illness

6/19/2003
Too Much Brushing Can Be a Bad Thing

Could cause permanent damage to your teeth, study finds

6/18/2003
How the Inner Ear Comes to Be

Key cells migrate there during embryo development

6/13/2003
Looking at Link Between Kidney Failure and Heart Disease

National study to examine possible connections

6/11/2003
Close Identical Twins Live Longer

Emotional bonds seem to make a difference in longevity, study finds

6/11/2003
Lack of Enzyme Cripples Fungal Infection

Mouse study shows it might make many hospital infections less deadly

6/10/2003
Bypass Surgery Best on a Beating Heart

'Off-pump' procedure prevents blood clots, study says

6/6/2003
Untangling Genetic Info on the Internet

New Web site offers information for the public

6/3/2003
Predicting Breast Cancer on a Molecular Level

Study to search for biomarkers for women with benign breast disease

5/19/2003
Tracking Down Endometrial Cancer

Gene mutation may signal inherited cancer risk

5/19/2003
Uncovering Clues to Cancer

New genetic test profiles complex gene activity behind disease

5/16/2003
Time Passes Slowly Without a Light

Perception of 45 seconds altered when smokers quit for a day, study finds