Research and Development Health News

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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'

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