Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - December 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-12-30 Moderate physical exercise can stave off metabolic syndrome in people age 55 to 75 0 5
2004-12-28 Does cancer run in families? 0 None
2004-12-28 Technique that could begin to make the staging of cancer both more accurate and less invasive 0 None
2004-12-28 People with migraine headaches report more angina, but not more heart disease 0 None
2004-12-28 Research animals experience severe stress response at slightest contact with researchers 0 None
2004-12-26 Course of injections in childhood might help protect people from heart disease later in life 0 None
2004-12-26 Spinal cord injury and obesity 0 None
2004-12-26 Discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections 0 None
2004-12-23 How to uncover the secrets of disease-relevant proteins 0 None
2004-12-23 Seafood research will bring healthier lifestyle 0 None
2004-12-23 Shape of a protein on the surface of pneumonia bacteria helps germs invade the human bloodstream 0 None
2004-12-23 Needling chromosomes yields insights into cell division 0 None
2004-12-23 May soon be possible to identify people at risk and even to treat a heart problem with a drug that works on the brain 0 None
2004-12-23 Bacteria can use a sonar-like system to spot other cells 0 None
2004-12-23 Why hair turns grey 0 4
2004-12-23 Evidence suggests that changes in the bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract can intensify the immune system's reaction to common allergens 0 None
2004-12-23 Somatic hypermutation (SHM) should prove to be extremely useful in directed protein evolution 0 None
2004-12-22 Researchers show benefit of dreams after an emotional event 0 None
2004-12-22 Jumping genes help explain immune system's remarkable ability 0 None
2004-12-21 Turning off cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage 0 None
2004-12-21 Botox may be a possible treatment for sufferers of Tourette's syndrome 0 None
2004-12-21 Customising cancer treatment 0 None
2004-12-21 Certain leukemia oncogenes switch on genetic programs that govern self-renewal, a unique stem cell characteristic 0 None
2004-12-21 Essential oils have been found to kill the deadly MRSA bacteria 37 4.6
2004-12-21 Mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients 0 None
2004-12-21 Tasty polymeal cuts heart disease by 76 per cent 0 None
2004-12-21 Groundbreaking surveying technology to assist in the accurate identification and monitoring of scoliosis 0 None
2004-12-21 New way to reduce fat and cholesterol levels in the body 0 None
2004-12-21 ChondroGene and Pfizer osteoarthritis collaboration 0 None
2004-12-21 Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 0 None
2004-12-21 Biological clock affects the patterns of heart-rate control in healthy individuals 0 None
2004-12-21 Eating more tomatoes and watermelons can reduce prostate cancer 0 None
2004-12-20 Dramatic changes in the way the FDA address patient safety are needed 0 None
2004-12-20 Cancer drug paclitaxel may reduce the adverse effects of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-12-20 Blocking gene's activity may control deadly skin cancer without harming normal cells 0 None
2004-12-20 Cherries could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes 0 None
2004-12-20 DLX5 gene may play a role in the pathology of Rett Syndrome 0 None
2004-12-20 Messenger RNA not only are measurable in saliva but can indicate a developing tumor 0 None
2004-12-20 Baby's kicks in womb hold the key to how an infant's brain develops 1 2
2004-12-20 Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI 0 None
2004-12-20 Computer gamers’ state of mind subject of research 0 None
2004-12-20 Stem cells use inflammatory signals to find injured tissue 0 None
2004-12-20 Researchers discover clues to cirrhosis 0 None
2004-12-20 Model simulates dynamics of heart rhythm disorders 0 None
2004-12-20 Vaccine against cervical cancer 0 None
2004-12-20 Permanent resistance to antibiotics cannot be prevented 0 None
2004-12-20 Ethical challenges ahead for neuroscience and society 0 None
2004-12-20 Discovery of new compound known as SP-4-84 could lead to improved chemotherapy treatments 0 None
2004-12-20 Removing patient name boards from hospital wards may risk the safe delivery of care to patients 0 None
2004-12-20 Wine, fish, dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables cut the risk of heart disease 0 None
2004-12-19 Genealogy in a cancer prevention curriculum for high school students 0 None
2004-12-16 New clue to nerve growth may help regeneration efforts 0 None
2004-12-14 Millennium Pharmaceuticals discovers protein biomarkers that could play a role in the early detection of rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-12-14 New theory driving evolutionary changes 0 None
2004-12-14 False positive cancer screening tests result not only in anxiety but also additional economic costs 0 None
2004-12-13 High pressure work deadlines boost heart attack risk six-fold 0 None
2004-12-13 More people live to be 100 in Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe 0 None
2004-12-13 Annual decline in cognitive functioning is similar in patients with Parkinson disease and dementia and patients with Alzheimer disease 0 None
2004-12-13 Risk of having a heart attack is elevated in the weeks after stopping use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 0 None
2004-12-13 Ads for full-body scans to detect potential diseases, called into question 0 None
2004-12-13 Link found between bisphosphonates and a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw 0 4
2004-12-13 Combined positron emission tomography and computerized tomography can help diagnose hidden recurrent cancer 0 None
2004-12-13 Celebrex like gene suppresses the growth of colon cancer 1 None
2004-12-13 Compounds in Christmas trees could help treat arthritis and pain 0 None
2004-12-13 Association between gastrointestinal disorders and sleep disturbances 0 None
2004-12-13 Findings could lead to new knowledge that could speed the development of drugs to block botulism or tetanus toxins more rapidly 0 None
2004-12-13 Computational model of addiction which can be used to make predictions about human behavior 0 None
2004-12-13 Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression 0 None
2004-12-13 Injectable gel that could speed repair of torn cartilage 0 None
2004-12-13 First gene therapy for skin cancer 0 None
2004-12-13 Using precise, radioactively labeled genetic probes, researchers study cancer gene activity from outside the body 0 None
2004-12-13 Celecoxib may regulate a cell's use of estrogen - might help explain the drug's anticancer properties 0 None
2004-12-13 Novel anti-rejection protocol should allow major improvement efficacy and quality of life after intestinal and multivisceral transplants 0 None
2004-12-13 Importance of the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) pathway to breast cancer development 0 None
2004-12-13 Key molecular signal allows malarial parasites to target human red blood cells 0 None
2004-12-13 Cell replacement therapy offers a novel and powerful medical technology 0 None
2004-12-08 Helping to heal complications from spinal cord injury 0 None
2004-12-08 New malaria enzyme laid bare with help of computer calculations 0 None
2004-12-08 Trimming fat overcomes one of the major obstacles to drug design 0 None
2004-12-08 Teen-agers suffering from bulimia may also be struggling with a chronic form of depression 0 None
2004-12-08 New research is allowing biochemists to understand a key hierarchy of protein interactions that occurs in DNA 0 None
2004-12-08 Resveratrol antioxidant found in red wine may benefit heart tissue 0 None
2004-12-08 Defect in one of nature's oldest proteins may be an underlying cause in human miscarriages 0 None
2004-12-08 Thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of anti-diabetic drugs may be a potential targeted therapy for myeloma patients 0 None
2004-12-07 Revival of a unique and proven cancer treatment, neutron therapy 0 None
2004-12-07 Class of cells that arises in mammary glands during maternity has stem cell-like properties 0 None
2004-12-07 Gauging the risk from prolonged low-level radiation 0 None
2004-12-07 Ground breaking research in understanding the characteristics of human skin at very high frequencies 0 None
2004-12-06 Research suggests that lack of sleep may be contributing to the obesity pandemic 0 None
2004-12-06 Human parathyroid gland most likely evolved from the gills of fish 0 None
2004-12-06 New insight into anticoagulation therapies 0 None
2004-12-06 Novel mutagenesis screen used to identify genetic suppressors of thrombosis 0 None
2004-12-06 Adenosine Therapeutics awarded grant to develop drug eluting stents to prevent restenosis 0 None
2004-12-06 New research aims to reduce deaths and ease burden on hospitals 0 None
2004-12-06 Important genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 0 None
2004-12-06 Episome vectors offer fresh angle to gene therapy 0 None
2004-12-06 MRI reveals similarities between the human and chimpanzee brain 0 5
2004-12-06 290,000 Australians have been exposed to UV radiation in the past year due to solarium use 0 None
2004-12-06 Research reveals iodine deficiency in Australians 0 None
2004-12-05 New drug can successfully treat patients who have become resistant to Gleevec 0 None
2004-12-05 Genetic mutations and cellular modifications may provide clues to the associations between slight genetic abnormalities and often fatal diseases 0 None
2004-12-05 Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer 0 None
2004-12-04 As mobile phone use rises, possibility of unseen biological impact is quietly troubling 0 None
2004-12-04 Autophagy is also cell's second line of defense against invading pathogens such as strep 0 None
2004-12-04 A gallery of highly-specific, gene and protein “mug shots” of cancer types would be a powerful for oncologists 0 None
2004-12-04 Herpes virus offers new hope in search for cure for cancer 0 None
2004-12-04 Research raises question on shark cartilage use as an anti-cancer treatment 0 None
2004-12-04 Heart researchers have used gene therapy to bring failing rat hearts back to normal 0 None
2004-12-04 New noninvasive technique allows for early detection of chemotherapy treatment response 0 None
2004-12-04 Does quitting smoking really make you gain weight? 0 None
2004-12-04 Good oil in walnuts helps diabetes patients 0 None
2004-12-04 DNA provides key to successful quitting smoking 0 None
2004-12-04 People could be exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria from breathing air from swine feeding facilities 0 None
2004-12-03 Natural honey-bee products may have applications in cancer treatment 0 None
2004-12-03 Method for healing spinal injuries in dogs offers hope for preventing human paralysis 0 None
2004-12-03 Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may one day allow paralyzed people to walk again 0 None
2004-12-02 Important step in understanding why some of us can eat fatty foods and not suffer from cardiac disease 0 None
2004-12-02 Researchers develop method to better measure people's quality of life 0 None
2004-12-02 Red meat consumption is an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis 0 None
2004-12-02 3D MDCT accurate for imaging liver arteries 0 None
2004-12-02 Smoking habits during pregnancy may cause genetic instability in the foetus 0 None
2004-12-01 Drinking water could help people suffering from low blood pressure who faint while standing 0 None
2004-12-01 Toxic proteins explain memory loss in Alzheimer's patients 0 None


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