Research and Development Health News

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Article Title
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

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