Research and Development Health News

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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

5/16/2003
Molecule Battles Heart Disease

Once thought a contributor to cardiovascular disease

5/14/2003
Anti-Nicotine Drug May Also Dull Desire to Drink

Finding suggests drinking and smoking activate same receptors in brain

5/13/2003
The Key to Vision?

Researchers get photographic evidence of movement of crucial eye protein

5/9/2003
Clinical Trials Need to Be More Culturally Sensitive

Study says researchers need to take racial differences into account

5/2/2003
Helping Seniors Sift Through Health News

Web site helps older adults evaluate medical research on aging

5/2/2003
Fish Do Feel Pain

Study found 58 nerve receptors in a rainbow trout's head

5/1/2003
Ants Follow Their Nose on the Job

Smell directs them to work

4/29/2003
Shedding Light on Asthma

New imaging technique may help doctors treat breathing disorder more effectively

4/28/2003
Tracking Down Proteins Linked to Lung Cancer

New technique detects possible culprits in disease

4/24/2003
Clues to How Cancer Cells Grow Unchecked

Bacterial enzyme may play role in their survival

4/24/2003
Getting By on Little Sleep

Two studies to examine why some can and some can't

4/21/2003
Another Genetic Link to ALS Found

Scientists find genetic abnormalities in some who have non-hereditary form

4/18/2003
New Weapon Against Cancer

Experimental drug causes cancer cells to self-destruct

4/17/2003
New Clue to Obesity

Study says cellular receptor controls accumulation, use of fat

4/17/2003
Alcohol Damage Continues After Drinking Stops

Brain has to tap into new regions to perform simple tasks

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