Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - November 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-11-30 Radiologists step closer to solving a mysterious condition affecting World Trade Center rescue workers 0 None
2004-11-30 Surfing injuries - Wipin’ out wipe out 0 None
2004-11-30 Israeli developed fruit called pomelit, lowers blood cholesterol 0 None
2004-11-30 Adding a commonly used dietary supplement to antidepressants may improve treatment 0 None
2004-11-30 Citrus fruits offer promise in fighting childhood cancer 0 None
2004-11-30 Key molecule helps identify renal cell carcinoma 0 None
2004-11-29 Venom from one of the world’s deadliest snakes is being developed as a new drug to treat heart failure 0 None
2004-11-29 Astronaut's eyes may become windows on the bloodstream 0 None
2004-11-29 New trial to test cancer smart drugs 0 None
2004-11-29 Oral administration of saline spray may stop spread of influenza, tuberculosis, and SARS 0 None
2004-11-29 Stress affects molecules believed to play a key role in cellular aging 0 None
2004-11-29 A step closer to medical treatments for neural disorders 0 None
2004-11-29 Research shows how diet can improve health in the elderly 0 None
2004-11-29 Older Australians face a tough time in court 0 None
2004-11-29 Lighter air more than doubles COPD patients’ endurance 0 None
2004-11-29 Discrimination could lead to an increase in mental health problems among gay men, lesbians and bi-sexual men and women 1 None
2004-11-29 Nanoscale switch could serve as sensor, medical tool 0 None
2004-11-29 Researchers are successfully treating incontinent women with the patient's own muscle-derived stem cells 0 None
2004-11-29 Researchers can now predict the likelihood of developing lung cancer 0 None
2004-11-29 Children with ADHD have abnormal fiber pathways in the frontal cortex 0 None
2004-11-29 Rifampicin can prevent the formation of protein fibrils associated with Parkinson's disease 0 None
2004-11-29 New non-surgical technique that can help doctors determine when breast cancer has invaded the lymph nodes 0 5
2004-11-29 T cells activated in the gut during inflammatory bowel disease can be re-routed to the liver and cause chronic liver disease 0 None
2004-11-29 New class of drugs to repair psychiatric disorders 0 None
2004-11-29 New possibilities for the use of VEGF in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 0 None
2004-11-29 New research may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis 0 None
2004-11-24 European regulators should avoid excessive legislation when trying to tackle obesity 0 None
2004-11-24 New research into nicotine addiction 0 None
2004-11-24 Research looks at the relationship between fetal health during pregnancy and later development of the brain 0 None
2004-11-24 Chylomicrons may be as dangerous or more dangerous than low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol 0 None
2004-11-24 Low-glycemic load diets may make dieting easier 0 None
2004-11-24 Cancers of the head and neck cause over 2,700 deaths per year in England and Wales 0 None
2004-11-24 Discovery of a new cancer gene, which, when damaged, may promote prostate cancer 0 None
2004-11-24 Obesity could increase a person’s risk for atrial fibrillation 0 None
2004-11-24 Genetic defect boosts the chances of becoming addicted to tobacco 0 None
2004-11-24 Smoking killed almost 5 million people around the world in 2000 0 None
2004-11-23 Researchers have discovered that by blocking a specific enzyme, it is possible to check the spread of cancer 0 None
2004-11-23 Movies help explain how proteins gather into clusters called amyloid fibrils 0 None
2004-11-23 Researchers recommend vaccinating adolescents against whooping cough 0 None
2004-11-23 Breakthrough HIV research wins prestigious industry award 0 None
2004-11-23 New mechanism that contributes to the development of some breast and ovarian cancers 0 None
2004-11-23 New research may lead to new treatments for spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis 0 None
2004-11-23 Stem cells' repair skills could be link to cancer 0 None
2004-11-23 Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women 0 None
2004-11-23 Researchers have found that a blood-reduction program in cardiac surgery results in a reduced need for transfusions 0 None
2004-11-23 Discovery of gene mutation in fruit flies that alters sensitivity to crack cocaine 0 None
2004-11-23 Ingredient present in chocolate could help stop persistent coughs 0 None
2004-11-20 Cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice 0 None
2004-11-20 Brain imaging shows differences in people at risk for Alzheimer's 0 None
2004-11-20 Research advances understanding of urinary tract infections 0 None
2004-11-20 Researchers find that alcohol has a profound effect on some, but not all, brain circuits activated in sober driving 0 None
2004-11-19 Overexpression of a protein called Down Syndrome Critical Region 1 (DSCR-1) reduces tumor growth 0 3
2004-11-19 Capsules may be effective in treating bipolar disorder 0 1
2004-11-18 Family experience guides Alzheimer’s research 0 None
2004-11-18 Animal research and it's benefits to both humans and animals 1 3.2
2004-11-18 Americans should keep taking vitamin E supplements 0 None
2004-11-18 Researchers find mutations in a multifunctional protein cause Parkinsonism 0 None
2004-11-18 Australian research sheds light on bullying in hospitals 2 5
2004-11-18 Prolonged abstinence, no visual problems in patients taking GVG for meth/cocaine abuse 0 None
2004-11-18 Stem cells can preserve and improve vision in eyes damaged by retinal disease 0 None
2004-11-18 Unusual protein pair that stops blood vessels' growth in the developing back 0 None
2004-11-18 Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets 0 None
2004-11-18 Biotoxin from puffer fish may provide treatment for opioid withdrawal 0 None
2004-11-18 Research provides more evidence of communication between developing nerves and blood vessels 0 None
2004-11-18 Cells from skeletal muscle could be an important source of stem cells for repairing damaged muscle or nerve tissue 0 None
2004-11-18 New antidotes for organophosphates are needed to prepare for chemical attacks in the West 0 5
2004-11-18 Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee 0 None
2004-11-18 New findings have implications for chronic use of COX-2 Inhibitors in pre-menopausal women 0 None
2004-11-18 Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy 0 None
2004-11-17 A challenging job protects against the development of dementia 0 None
2004-11-17 Gene protects against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema 0 None
2004-11-17 Ground-level ozone significantly associated with an increase in deaths in many U.S. cities 0 None
2004-11-16 Researchers find effective treatment for Unusual Fever Syndrome caused by cold exposure 1 None
2004-11-16 Chronic pain influenced by social background 0 None
2004-11-16 Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower could help in the fight against cancer 0 None
2004-11-16 Acetaminophen shows positive cardioprotective effects In heart attack, arrhythmia 0 None
2004-11-16 Research shows that even bacteria don't put their eggs in one basket 0 None
2004-11-16 Fifty-seven percent of female surgeons in Austria satisfied in their professional situation 0 None
2004-11-16 Cotinine not linked to hearing loss 0 None
2004-11-16 Large increase in male mentally ill drug abusers 0 None
2004-11-16 Being overweight or obese significantly impairs a persons' sex life 0 None
2004-11-16 World’s strongest acid may have a role in synthesizing pharmaceuticals 0 5
2004-11-14 Discovery of new compounds that may treat mucus build-up associated with cystic fibrosis 0 None
2004-11-14 Hands free mobile phones dangerously distract drivers' attention 0 None
2004-11-14 Number of overdoses among opiate and injecting drug users has risen nearly 100 fold in thirty years 0 None
2004-11-14 Vaccine provides new hope to the millions of people who suffer from food allergies 0 None
2004-11-14 The brain's dopamine system is key to alcoholism 0 None
2004-11-14 Mast cells can provide protection from a potentially deadly condition known as sepsis 0 None
2004-11-14 Kangaroo Mother Care is a safe and effective alternative to incubator care 0 None
2004-11-11 Effective research could prevent half of the world's deaths 0 None
2004-11-11 Enzyme that normally alters the activity of other protein molecules in cells may also help prevent cancer 0 None
2004-11-11 New insight into how our body cells block the development of cancer 0 None
2004-11-11 Research aims to understand how genetic information translates into biological activity 0 None
2004-11-11 Shp2 protein plays a critical role in obesity 0 None
2004-11-11 New treatments for eating disorders 0 None
2004-11-10 Global tobacco giant conceals 30 year old research into the dangers of passive smoking 0 None
2004-11-10 Dietary supplement DHEA could play a role in reducing abdominal fat in elderly men and women 0 4
2004-11-10 The more often parents eat out, the lower their intake of fruits and vegetables 0 None
2004-11-10 Heart jacket effective treatment for heart failure 0 None
2004-11-09 A new medication has dramatically reduced mortality among African-American patients suffering from heart disease 0 None
2004-11-09 Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease 0 None
2004-11-09 Scientists have identified a fault in the brain waves of schizophrenics that may explain their hallucinations and disturbed thinking 0 None
2004-11-08 Researchers have developed a new algorithm that can lead to more accurate detection of cancer genes 0 None
2004-11-08 Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who kept their blood pressure very tightly controlled had fewer eye disorders caused by their diabetes 0 None
2004-11-08 Survey findings suggest that significant problems exist with test result management systems in primary care physicians’ offices 0 None
2004-11-08 Researchers have documented a novel form of resistance in leukemia cells to an anti-cancer drug 0 None
2004-11-08 Researchers attempt to quantify processes underlying cell heterogeneity 0 None
2004-11-08 In a world first, Australian researchers re-grow cut spinal cord 0 5
2004-11-08 Drug reaction breakthrough 0 None
2004-11-08 D-cycloserine (DCS), used in concert with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for some anxiety-related disorders 0 None
2004-11-08 Search for genetic key to corneal disease 0 None
2004-11-08 Lipid Sciences' selective delipidation process demonstrates enhanced ability in removing cholesterol from cells 0 None
2004-11-08 Genetic testing can be used to distinguish between ischemic and nonischemic forms of heart failure 0 None
2004-11-08 Sexual competition among males is evident at the molecular level, as well as at behavioral and physiological levels 0 None
2004-11-08 Association between long-term air pollution exposure and the early stages of atherosclerosis 0 None
2004-11-08 Coronary stents have no impact on mortality over the long term 0 None
2004-11-08 Dopamine in the brain plays a key role in how we make choices 0 None
2004-11-08 After stopping drinking, the brain grows back - significant implications for treatment of alcoholism during recovery 1 5
2004-11-08 Testosterone may impede immunity 0 None
2004-11-08 Researchers find two locations in the human genome that may harbor genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-11-05 Vioxx linked with risk of cardiovascular disease 0 None
2004-11-05 Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients 0 None
2004-11-05 Atomic switch capable of discriminating color in a bacterial membrane protein 0 None
2004-11-05 People with terminal conditions should be able to die at home with dignity 0 None
2004-11-05 Problem gambling is a health issue that needs to be taken seriously 0 None
2004-11-05 Autophagy may even provide a clue to the mythical fountain of youth 0 None
2004-11-05 Researchers have identified a protein that transports the essential nutrient boron into cells 0 None
2004-11-04 alpha4 may prove to be useful target for smoking addiction therapies 0 None
2004-11-04 Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells 0 None
2004-11-04 New understanding of the role viruses play in the development of autoimmune diseases 0 None
2004-11-04 Discovery of internal molecular clock that governs the metabolism of sugars and fats within the body 0 None
2004-11-04 Crystal structure of protein AIRs kinase uncovered 0 None
2004-11-04 Sensor protein that identifies DNA breaks and activates the p53 cell-death program has been identified 0 None
2004-11-04 STAT3 protein could lead to new ways to prevent skin cancer 0 None
2004-11-04 Gene mutations responsible for causing cataracts in children, identified 1 None
2004-11-04 Research suggests that children with severe malaria may not be as badly dehydrated as was previously thought 0 None
2004-11-04 Long-term safety of transplanted pig cells to humans confirmed 0 None
2004-11-04 Genetic mutations could collectively raise bowel cancer risk 0 None
2004-11-04 Californians say yes on 71 0 None
2004-11-04 Benefits to human health associated with the use of antibiotics in chicken may outweigh the potential risks 0 None
2004-11-04 Scientists have identified the gene which produces the hereditary Park8 variant of Parkinson’s 0 None
2004-11-03 Fruit and vegetables lower risk of cardiovascular disease but not cancer 0 None
2004-11-02 Gene regulated by need to process proteins linked to enlargement of protein processing factory 0 None
2004-11-02 Researchers find that berries inhibit growth of harmful intestinal bacteria 0 None
2004-11-02 Possible treatment for the fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 0 5
2004-11-02 Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research Technology extend relationship for cancer patient benefit 0 None
2004-11-01 Improved risk classification for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia offers hope for eliminating irradiation 0 None
2004-11-01 Low education level can significantly impair functional recovery in older adults after a hospital stay 0 1
2004-11-01 New clues about how brain cells are damaged by Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-11-01 The microorganisms that normally live in the gut can increase body fat 0 None
2004-11-01 Diabetic or obese patients suffering advanced heart failure have higher levels of fat embedded in their hearts 0 None
2004-11-01 Protein important to nerve development serves the dual purpose of stimulating the growth of blood vessels 0 None
2004-11-01 New rapid gonorrhea test that does not require collection 0 None
2004-11-01 Psychiatrically ill and nicotine-dependent individuals consume 70 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the United States 0 None
2004-11-01 Young gamblers more likely to have use disorders and psychiatric problems 0 None
2004-11-01 Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema 0 None
2004-11-01 Researcher finds no long-term benefit of using glucosamine for knee joint pain 1 None
2004-11-01 Emotion-focused therapy - pioneering new treatment for emotional trauma and depression 1 3.7
2004-11-01 Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics? 0 None
2004-11-01 Hormone therapy findings suggest a complex relationship between marketing, scientific evidence and prescribing patterns 0 None
2004-11-01 Researchers provide concrete evidence about how the human eye evolved 0 None
2004-11-01 Interim recommendations on low-carb diets 0 None
2004-11-01 New research into psychotropic drugs 0 None
2004-11-01 High prevalence of cigarette smoking among Chinese men indicates an urgent need for smoking prevention 0 None
2004-11-01 Researchers help define Apolipoprotein E's role in the formation of amyloid brain lesions and the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-11-01 Gene silencing may provide hope for leukemia sufferers 0 None
2004-11-01 Researchers are one step closer to understanding how blood cells develop through the use of human embryonic stem cells 0 None
2004-11-01 New role for a key protein involved in muscle contraction 0 None
2004-11-01 Pegasys with ribavirin combo may best for reducing hepatitis C viral levels 0 None
2004-11-01 Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients 0 None
2004-11-01 Esophageal capsule is convenient, safe and sensitive for visualization of esophageal disorders 0 None
2004-11-01 Discovery affirms potential of stem cells for the development of possible therapies for spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders 0 None
2004-11-01 Scientists have found that a protein present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour growth 0 None
2004-11-01 Possible new way to treat amblyopia (lazy eye) 0 3.5
2004-11-01 Flame retardants may cause brain damage 0 None
2004-11-01 Discovery of new method for visual impairment treatment 0 3


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