Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - October 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-10-29 Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss 0 None
2004-10-29 Genetic evidence to support an inherited tendency to retain salt 0 None
2004-10-29 Red wine delivered though an aerosol for COPD, asthma, and possibly even arthritis 0 None
2004-10-29 Trojan horse technique offers potential new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-10-29 Controversial theory about how diabetes causes extensive tissue damage 0 4
2004-10-29 Scientists have uncovered a significant new link in the chain of immune system events through which estrogen prevents bone loss 0 None
2004-10-29 DASH diet may have health benefits that go beyond lowering people's risk of heart disease 0 None
2004-10-29 New insight into the role of the breast cancer gene known as BRCA2 0 None
2004-10-28 Test used to diagnose B12 deficiency may be inadequate 0 4.5
2004-10-28 New molecular tool to pinpoint DNA mutations among thousands of cells 0 None
2004-10-28 Marijuana-like compounds may aid Parkinson's disease, pain and obesity 0 None
2004-10-28 New research could address sleep problems associated with alcohol 0 None
2004-10-28 Genes linked to schizophrenia might function to cause the disease 0 None
2004-10-28 Smoking shown to quell painful sensations and heighten positive emotions 0 None
2004-10-28 New direction for spinal cord research 0 None
2004-10-28 Gastric acid-suppressive medications may increase risk of developing pneumonia 0 None
2004-10-26 An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine 0 None
2004-10-26 Easy-to-make vaccine tackles a range of illnesses 0 None
2004-10-26 Project to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer 0 None
2004-10-25 Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs 0 None
2004-10-25 Scientists closer to understanding the potential effects of anti-cholesterol drugs on Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-10-25 Transplanted human retinal stem cells can successfully regenerate 0 None
2004-10-25 Researchers investigate new treatment options, including ways to boost immune responses to better control HIV 0 None
2004-10-25 Obese patients have higher health care costs 0 None
2004-10-25 Fish oil reverses age-related ailments 0 5
2004-10-25 Researchers have identified a protein in the brain that halts the progression of Alzheimer's 0 None
2004-10-25 Potential new treatment strategy against metastatic cancer cells 0 None
2004-10-25 Drinking regular cuppas could help improve your memory 0 None
2004-10-25 Lighting up the human brain at night 0 None
2004-10-25 Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder 0 None
2004-10-25 New computational techniques that can allow medical doctors to visualise and assess micro-vessel blood flow in tumours 0 None
2004-10-25 A single change in a person’s DNA can contribute to a range of life-shortening risk factors 0 None
2004-10-25 To avoid metabolic syndrome is relatively simple – 30 minutes of physical activity once a week 0 None
2004-10-25 Breakthrough discovery in treating narrowed arteries 0 None
2004-10-25 High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive 0 None
2004-10-25 Newly discovered gene could be a significant contributor to diabetes in Americans 0 None
2004-10-25 Why some anesthesiologists end up abusing drugs 0 4
2004-10-24 Key gene that impacts the timing of puberty 0 None
2004-10-24 Infection plays a larger role than lack of oxygen in premature infants with brain injury 0 None
2004-10-24 Potential new protein marker for prognosis of breast and ovarian cancer 0 None
2004-10-24 Stress early in life can have varying lifelong impacts 0 None
2004-10-24 Exercise protects brain cells affected by Parkinson's 0 5
2004-10-22 Blocking gene opens avenues for treating prostate cancer 0 None
2004-10-22 New way to study individual living bacteria cells and analyze their chemistry 0 None
2004-10-22 Key discovery toward understanding mechanism associated with uncontrollable muscular movements 0 None
2004-10-22 Estrogen treatment had less beneficial effect on memory in active female mice 0 None
2004-10-22 Genes affect how asthma patients respond to albuterol 0 5
2004-10-22 Gene mutation causes Parkinson's disease in some families 0 None
2004-10-22 New Center for Space Medicine 0 None
2004-10-22 A new general medical journal launched this week with a non-traditional publishing model 0 None
2004-10-22 Neuroimaging initiative to track early signs of Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-10-22 New evidence supports value of fruits and vegetables in reducing breast cancer risk 0 None
2004-10-22 The aging American population means that more people are at risk for stroke 0 None
2004-10-22 New method for determining the presence of a type of strep that can cause fatal meningitis or pneumonia 0 None
2004-10-22 Lag-3 gene dampens immune responses by controlling regulatory T-cell function 0 None
2004-10-21 Groundbreaking new study that may help stroke patients regain greater use of their hands or arms 0 None
2004-10-21 Strong-flavored onions could potentially be great for fighting cancer 0 None
2004-10-21 Research opens new possibilities for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity 0 None
2004-10-21 Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy 0 None
2004-10-21 Research findings will likely aid efforts to develop a vaccine for Leishmania major 0 None
2004-10-21 Stem cells grown from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors could be used as a new brain tumor therapy 0 None
2004-10-21 Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance 0 None
2004-10-21 Genetic research offers insight into Sjögren's syndrome and the general developmental machinery of the immune system 0 None
2004-10-21 Researchers have uncovered a specific signaling mechanism that contributes to the development of colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-10-21 New medication to prevent colon cancer 0 None
2004-10-21 Researchers identify a protein that could banish allergies 0 None
2004-10-21 Treatment with oestrogen to reduce the adult height of tall girls may cause fertility problems later in life 0 None
2004-10-21 Early reports of thrombosis after insertion of drug-eluting stent 0 None
2004-10-21 Sleep apnoea increases risks in general anaesthesia 0 None
2004-10-21 Black Sea coastal area of Turkey is prone to bouts of an unusual type of food poisoning from "mad" honey 0 None
2004-10-21 No change in UK perinatal death rate from infections and prematurity in 20 years 0 None
2004-10-21 Babies born by Caesarean section may be at greater risk of diarrhoea 0 None
2004-10-21 New antibody to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in premature babies 0 None
2004-10-21 Leading endocrinologist supports RMIT menopause research 0 None
2004-10-20 Genetic predictions may bring “quantum leap” in breast cancer treatment success 0 None
2004-10-20 Possible link between elevated calcium levels in older neurons and aging-related disorders of the brain 0 None
2004-10-19 Researchers are one step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes 0 None
2004-10-19 UniSA to officially open its Nano and Bio Materials Centre 0 None
2004-10-19 Midwife researcher challenges maternity care in Australia 0 None
2004-10-19 Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way 0 None
2004-10-19 Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia 0 None
2004-10-19 No convincing evidence that breast implants effect development of connective tissue disorders 0 None
2004-10-19 Air fresheners and aerosols can make babies and their mothers ill 0 4.7
2004-10-18 Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels 0 5
2004-10-18 New genetic mechanism has been identified linking diet to breast cancer 0 None
2004-10-18 Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide 0 None
2004-10-18 Norway has made a nationwide commitment to Open Access for the biomedical research it funds 0 None
2004-10-18 More efficient method to sequence the human genome 0 None
2004-10-18 Antibiotics are still being overused for treating common colds in New Zealand 0 None
2004-10-18 Researchers use brain cells to correct involuntary muscle spasms in rats with ischemic spinal cord injury 0 None
2004-10-18 QIMR researchers have received a 5 year grant to develop a vaccine against Group A streptococcus 0 None
2004-10-18 Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-10-18 Energy blocker can eradicate large liver tumors 0 None
2004-10-18 Researchers have found two areas of the brain that appear to compete for control over behavior 0 None
2004-10-18 Benitec receives exclusive rights to use DNA technology pioneered at Stanford University for all RNAi therapeutic uses 0 None
2004-10-18 Cyclopamine, derived from the corn lily may treat and prevent basal cell carcinoma 0 None
2004-10-18 Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus 0 None
2004-10-18 Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus 0 None
2004-10-18 Race may play a role in the success of their infertility treatment 0 None
2004-10-18 Collaborative research will help bring hope to Americans who are losing their sight to degenerative retinal diseases 0 None
2004-10-18 New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-10-18 People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs 0 None
2004-10-18 COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication 0 None
2004-10-18 Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears 0 None
2004-10-18 Researchers have developed a novel drug-antidote pair 0 None
2004-10-18 People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer 0 None
2004-10-18 Hepatitis C infection increases likelihood of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma significantly 0 None
2004-10-18 Cranberries for the treatment of herpes 0 None
2004-10-16 We are at the very beginning of 'gene finding' for alcohol response 0 None
2004-10-16 Highly concentrated solution of chemical messengers could block male to female HIV transmission 0 None
2004-10-16 Some patients who undergo treatment considered to be the last resort for severe obesity can develop peripheral neuropathy 0 None
2004-10-16 Single protein appears central to the formation of the long-term memories 0 None
2004-10-16 Great breakthrough in cancer diagnostics 0 None
2004-10-14 Brisk walking allied to the use of an abdominal muscle stimulation machine can improve fitness and body appearance 0 None
2004-10-14 Researchers report the first physiologic evidence of the role of laughter during psychotherapy 0 None
2004-10-13 New research collaboration investigates disease in newborn and elderly 0 None
2004-10-13 Report challenges the British government's drug strategy 0 None
2004-10-13 Asthma research company Synairgen to float on London's Alternative Investment Market 0 None
2004-10-13 Researchers help neonatal specialists administer a replacement substance that helps babies breathe easier 0 None
2004-10-13 Research shows brain cells move like a two-stroke engine 0 None
2004-10-13 Low dose aspirin dosages trigger the body to generate its own anti-inflammatory compounds 1 None
2004-10-13 University of Cambridge executes exclusive patent licences and collaborative research and development agreement with Gene Networks International 0 None
2004-10-13 Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss 1 None
2004-10-13 Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis 0 None
2004-10-13 Anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is associated with developmental delay and lower IQ 0 None
2004-10-13 Research findings represents a step toward understanding the machinery by which the brain processes decisions 0 None
2004-10-13 Researchers stimulate the body to repair tissue damaged by peripheral arterial obstructive disease 0 None
2004-10-13 Researchers have identified a protein in the inner ear that translates sound into the nerve impulses used by the brain 0 None
2004-10-13 A new approach to controlling blood cholesterol levels may be a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-10-12 Joint project spurs RMIT biochemistry teaching and research 0 None
2004-10-12 Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer 0 None
2004-10-12 Some people who chew betel nut may be genetically more prone to mouth cancer 0 None
2004-10-12 Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms 0 None
2004-10-12 A food supplement developed to supplement diets of Kenyan children may end up as a nutritious American snack 0 None
2004-10-12 Major step forward in understanding how the organs are placed in their correct positions in the body 0 None
2004-10-12 As physicians prioritize the time they spend with patients, they're putting less emphasis on counseling activities 0 None
2004-10-12 Researchers bridge the gap between magnetic resonance spectroscopy and latest techniques for delivering precise doses of radiation to tumors 0 None
2004-10-12 New research points to potential new treatments for sickle cell disease 0 None
2004-10-12 Researchers analyze the mechanisms and proteins that underlie mitochondria 0 None
2004-10-12 A change in the national polio vaccination policy has led to the elimination of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis 0 None
2004-10-12 New research suggests that cancer cells can be reformed 0 None
2004-10-12 A novel gene therapy strategy may help reduce seizures in adults suffering from epilepsy 0 None
2004-10-12 President Bush's eyes revealed more uncomfort in the debate than Kerry's 0 None
2004-10-12 Groundbreaking research to investigate how work, relationships, family, school life, divorce and lifestyle affect the health and wellbeing of Australian men 0 None
2004-10-12 Biomedical engineers receive $11.5 million to study how white blood cells navigate 0 None
2004-10-11 Biomarker called cystatin C predicts which people are less likely to survive a heart attack 0 None
2004-10-11 Researchers identify common mutation in T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia 0 None
2004-10-11 Research examines why a person’s mental health is important for maintaining a satisfying marriage 0 None
2004-10-11 Combination of computer science and biology could aid cancer research 0 None
2004-10-11 Bionanotechnology that combines the strengths of nanotechnology and biochemistry to generate a new type of bionanomaterial 0 None
2004-10-11 Researchers suggest how to generate B cells from stem cells 0 None
2004-10-11 Carers of dementing family members can exacerbate the dementing patient’s problematic behaviour 0 None
2004-10-11 Balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida 0 None
2004-10-11 Wound healers cause skin disease 0 None
2004-10-11 Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy may reduce the risk of a second attack of symptoms related to multiple sclerosis 0 None
2004-10-11 Results do not suggest widespread anthrax antibiotic abuse in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks 0 None
2004-10-11 Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug eases symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee 0 None
2004-10-10 Research has identified Dectin-1 as the beta-glucan receptor on immune cells 0 4
2004-10-10 Low-dose estrogen therapy significantly reduced the progression of fatty buildup in the arteries leading to the heart 0 None
2004-10-10 Progestin in hormone therapy could dramatically affect heart attack severity 0 None
2004-10-10 Lithium can protect the brain cells involved in learning and memory from radiation damage 0 None
2004-10-10 Immune responses to airborne fungi could cause the stuffy noses and airway inflammation among sufferers of chronic rhinosinusitis 0 None
2004-10-08 Researchers test whether huperzine A can effectively treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease 0 5
2004-10-08 Roughly two thirds of people suffering from a mental illness do not seek medical help 0 None
2004-10-08 New targets for combating infections in medical implants 0 None
2004-10-08 First use of technology called ubiquitin-mediated fluorescence complementation to study a cell-signaling mechanism called ubiquitination 0 None
2004-10-08 Best way to protect yourself from digestive cancers is by eating right, not taking a pill 0 None
2004-10-08 Researchers identify three new chemical risk factors for bladder cancer 0 None
2004-10-08 Blind people have better sound discrimination abilities than people with normal vision 0 None
2004-10-08 Researchers discover mechanism that may help to explain how angiogenesis inhibitors work on normal, blood vessel-forming endothelial cells 0 None
2004-10-08 Research shows C. botulinum uses SONO to detect nitric oxide 0 None
2004-10-07 Researchers have created a theoretical model that may shed light on a brain science mystery 0 None
2004-10-07 Researchers identify new sulfur-containing scent molecules in sweat 0 5
2004-10-07 Flight simulators can provide relief from the symptoms of chronic dizziness 0 None
2004-10-07 Rheumatoid arthritis results from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers 0 None
2004-10-06 $10 million to establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology 0 None
2004-10-06 Oxford University and NTT Europe collaborate in the field of bionanoscience 0 None
2004-10-06 12 ferrets and a DVD suggest that the brain cranks away on tasks completely unknown to us 0 None
2004-10-06 Low-fat meals reduce effectiveness of vitamin E supplementation 0 None
2004-10-06 Researchers identifiy brain circuit that appears crucial in converting short-term memories into long-term memories 0 None
2004-10-06 Ultrasound offers new diagnosis for whiplash injury 0 None
2004-10-06 Half of all Australians still believe a tan is healthy 0 None
2004-10-06 Australian researchers hunt for eczema genes 0 None
2004-10-06 People prone to anger and aggression may be predisposed to develop an addiction to nicotine 0 None
2004-10-05 Patients suffering from diseases as varied as Type II diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's have one thing in common 0 None
2004-10-05 Research continues to show the cardiovascular benefits of fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acids 0 None
2004-10-05 Researchers grow mouth lining into pieces of bio-bandage 0 None
2004-10-05 International society agrees that the potential of stem cells derived from fat show promising clinical uses 0 None
2004-10-05 Balance between vasodilation and vasoconstriction in exercising muscle may change with age 0 5
2004-10-05 Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis 0 None
2004-10-05 Short-term exercise significantly increases insulin action 0 None
2004-10-05 Moderate exercise in mice after they were infected with influenza protects them from dying 0 2
2004-10-05 New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes 0 None
2004-10-05 Mechanical loading through exercise builds bone strength 0 None
2004-10-05 Research helps to understand the basic mechanism that underlies how neurons communicate 0 None
2004-10-05 University of Florida researchers reveal secret lives of genes during spinal injury 0 None
2004-10-05 Spitting into a cup could someday be an alternative to blood testing 0 None
2004-10-05 Neurologists have discovered a drug application smart enough to alleviate orthostatic hypotension 1 None
2004-10-05 Richard Axel has won the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 0 None
2004-10-05 Linda Buck has been named winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 0 None
2004-10-05 Stem cells and drug design 0 None
2004-10-05 A website set up by scientists for scientists aims to reduce the number of animals used in medical research 0 None
2004-10-05 Background noises don't just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity 0 None
2004-10-05 Researchers to develop dietary agents to reduce risk of cataracts for astronauts 0 None
2004-10-05 Researchers discover new mechanism responsible for blood vessel tumors that cause facial deformities 0 None
2004-10-04 Reliability theory explains human aging 0 None
2004-10-04 Portion of the brain devoted to vision may play a prominent role in processing the spoken word in blind people 0 None
2004-10-04 Researchers investigate whether tiny polyester cords can stop potentially dangerous sleep apnea 0 None
2004-10-04 Researchers are studying a vaccine that, in the future, could be the first to treat advanced malignant melanoma 0 None
2004-10-04 Americans overwhelmingly support stem cell research - 74-21 percent 0 None
2004-10-04 Research aims to improve the health and safety of construction workers 0 None
2004-10-04 Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring 0 None
2004-10-04 Personality disorder symptoms can change with time 0 None
2004-10-04 Researchers pinpoint genetic cause of Timothy syndrome 0 None
2004-10-04 Artificial neural networks and DNA microarrays to successfully predict clinical outcomes of neuroblastoma patients 0 None
2004-10-04 New national resource for medical researchers to be known as the Center on Proteolytic Pathways 0 None
2004-10-04 Stress hormones lower threshold for aggression and aggression raises stress hormones 0 None


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