Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - April 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-04-28 Researchers show protein's role in stopping bacterial-induced inflammation 0 None
2005-04-28 Research may re-define management of heart failure in diabetes 0 None
2005-04-28 Cancer treatment - timing is everything 0 None
2005-04-28 New centre launched to investigate link between human sugars and disease 0 None
2005-04-28 Highly refined soybean oil does not cause reactions in people who are allergic to soybeans 0 None
2005-04-28 Taking extra vitamin D and calcium will not prevent fractures in seniors 0 None
2005-04-28 Potential for brain stem cells to be used to cure diabetes 0 None
2005-04-27 Ginkgo beneficial for multiple sclerosis symptoms 0 5
2005-04-27 Sleeping too little or too much may increase risk of diabetes 0 None
2005-04-27 Research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness 0 None
2005-04-27 Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression 0 None
2005-04-27 Molecular switch may help fight off MRSA 0 None
2005-04-27 Researchers zero in on sleep gene 0 None
2005-04-27 Molecular mechanism that desensitizes us to cold, discovered 0 None
2005-04-27 Common chest X-ray in the elderly can reveal osteoporosis 0 None
2005-04-27 Scientists add an important piece to the intricate puzzle of type-1 diabetes 0 None
2005-04-27 Antibiotics do not prevent heart attacks 0 None
2005-04-27 Trauma a frequent experience on American Indian reservations 0 None
2005-04-27 Natural glucose byproduct prevents brain damage and cognitive impairment after diabetic coma 0 None
2005-04-27 National clinical trial examines new option for kidney cancer patients 0 None
2005-04-27 Angiogenesis : Blocking tumor growth and treating infarction - a new target 0 4.5
2005-04-27 Report reveals urgent need to improve physical health of people with Schizophrenia 0 None
2005-04-26 Guidelines for research involving human embryonic stem cells 0 None
2005-04-26 Search for new multiple sclerosis drug 0 None
2005-04-26 Physical activity appears to inhibit Alzheimer's 0 4
2005-04-26 Race differences in average IQ are largely genetic 284 4.6
2005-04-26 P12 protein influences key cell-signaling pathway 0 None
2005-04-25 Herceptin provides hope to new breast cancer sufferers 0 None
2005-04-25 Gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease shows promise 0 None
2005-04-25 New drug combo helps prevent strokes 0 None
2005-04-25 Simple actions could wipe out heart risks for Asian diabetics 0 None
2005-04-25 Important new finding about the brain and its stem cells 0 5
2005-04-25 Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis 0 None
2005-04-24 Pattern of gene expression predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia 0 None
2005-04-23 Increasing benefit seen in novel drug AMN107, that treats Gleevec resistance 0 None
2005-04-23 Smad7 protein levels may predict prostate cancer therapy response 0 None
2005-04-23 Testing new manic depression drugs in slime mould 0 None
2005-04-23 Drinking wine or beer has same result: higher blood pressure 0 None
2005-04-23 Enlarged waist + elevated triglycerides = heart, stroke risks for women 0 None
2005-04-23 Obesity sends Type 2 diabetes rates in children soaring 0 None
2005-04-23 Canadian Diabetes Association, UBC partner on funding for childhood diabetes research 0 None
2005-04-23 Demoralization: A syndrome which should not be confused with depression 0 None
2005-04-23 Do psychotropic drugs cure mental disease? 0 None
2005-04-23 Phobias and panic can be treated with internet-guided self-help 0 None
2005-04-23 Do life events precede the onset of heart attacks? 0 None
2005-04-23 Could diabetes drug prevent cancer? 0 None
2005-04-23 Stem cells from adults may cause cancer 0 5
2005-04-22 Nanoparticles reveal tiny cancerous tumors 0 None
2005-04-22 Using X-ray crystallography, researchers have "seen" the structural basis for antibiotic resistanc 1 None
2005-04-22 Exposure to air pollutants increases the risk of fatal myocardial infarction 0 None
2005-04-22 Researchers make gains in understanding antibiotic resistance 0 None
2005-04-22 Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence 0 None
2005-04-22 Scientists weaponize an antibody to deliver continuous attacks on cancer cells 0 None
2005-04-22 Propensity for obesity, diabetes may occur in utero 0 None
2005-04-22 New strategy to identify differences between non-metastatic and highly metastatic breast cancer cells 0 None
2005-04-21 First time video capture of chemical signals that traverse human cells messaging 0 None
2005-04-21 Body's 24-hour internal clock linked to obesity and diabetes 0 None
2005-04-21 Strongest evidence yet that infectious misformed proteins cause mad cow disease 0 None
2005-04-21 Gene may boost schizophrenia risk 0 None
2005-04-21 Genes influence how heart failure patients respond to drugs 0 None
2005-04-21 Golfers "yips" possibly a movement disorder 0 None
2005-04-21 Dundee Diabetes Research Centre in Scotland 0 None
2005-04-20 Overweight not as bad as once thought 0 None
2005-04-20 Inherited variations in mitochondrial DNA linked to renal and prostate cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 Soccer players most at risk of injury 0 None
2005-04-20 Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect 0 None
2005-04-20 Researchers study radiation blockers while conducting nuclear imaging of Iodine uptake in mouse tissues 0 None
2005-04-20 Eating lots of fish during and after pregnancy reduces daughters' risk of developing breast cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene 0 None
2005-04-20 New gene linked to familial cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 Reducing expression of a gene called BRCC36 makes breast cancer cells more responsive to ionizing radiation 0 None
2005-04-20 Selenium will have critical role in prostate cancer treatment 0 None
2005-04-20 Breast cancer gene may play a major role in the recurrence of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 Arthritis medications (methotrexate and leflunomide) commonly used in adults are safe and effective in children 0 None
2005-04-20 Louder neurons drown out their quieter neighbors 0 None
2005-04-20 Discovery of brain's first known 'safety circuit' gives new perspective on anxiety disorders 0 5
2005-04-20 Insights could yield new approaches to nerve regeneration 0 None
2005-04-20 Cigarette smoking may contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-04-20 Gene that plays a key role in brain wiring 0 None
2005-04-20 Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients 0 5
2005-04-20 Johns Hopkins ACG risk adjustment system to be used in Spain, Portugal 0 None
2005-04-20 Brain-injury rehabilitation depends on acetylcholine circuitry 0 None
2005-04-20 Researchers find ovarian cancer patients who appear to respond better than others to gefitinib, or Iressa 0 None
2005-04-20 New drug, RAD001, shown to stop the growth of ovarian cancer cells 0 None
2005-04-20 Football is the sport most likely to cause neck injury 0 None
2005-04-20 Men estimate men's risks of common disorders higher than women do, and vice versa 0 None
2005-04-20 Breakthrough technology to detect cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 Innovative urine test for highly specific prostate cancer gene shows promise 0 None
2005-04-19 A simple spit test could predict cancers 0 None
2005-04-19 Baby hormone reduces risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-04-19 Have a laugh a day, it will do you good ! 0 None
2005-04-19 Searching for the right pharmaceutical agent: survival as the indicator 0 None
2005-04-19 Researchers identify marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies 0 None
2005-04-19 Researchers find promising cancer-fighting power of synthetic cell-signaling molecule 0 None
2005-04-19 Ancient protein could be critical to stopping the uncontrolled division of tumor cells that cause cancer 0 None
2005-04-19 Short segments of sugar chains useful in search for new drugs for Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-04-19 Researchers insert engineered human stem cells into the spinal cords of ALS-afflicted rats 0 None
2005-04-19 Paramedics need family support services 0 None
2005-04-19 Marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies identified 0 None
2005-04-19 Drugs targeted at muscle cells can be of use in the treatment of diabetes patients with insulin resistance 0 None
2005-04-19 Tea may be a simple, inexpensive means of preventing diabetes 0 None
2005-04-19 Compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer 0 None
2005-04-19 Method shows how precisely gene expression signals are copied in DNA replication 0 None
2005-04-19 Herbal remedies and arthritis drugs can be a potentially dangerous mix 0 None
2005-04-19 Smoking doubles the risk of macular degeneration 0 None
2005-04-19 Asian women living in England and Wales have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer than other women 0 None
2005-04-19 Key discovery about non-Hodgkin lymphoma 0 None
2005-04-19 Sex, age and sun exposure linked to frequency of sunburns 0 None
2005-04-19 Dermatologists use patterns to recognize melanoma 0 None
2005-04-19 Prisoners executed by lethal injection in the US may have experienced awareness and unnecessary suffering because they were not properly sedated 0 None
2005-04-19 Japanese researchers reverse diabetes 0 None
2005-04-19 Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk 0 None
2005-04-19 Novel liquid adhesive made from a protein found in human tissue effective in sealing corneal wounds 0 None
2005-04-19 Alternate view for pathology of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-04-19 Australian researchers develop safer and more effective aspirin 0 None
2005-04-19 Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance 0 1
2005-04-19 Stress can give the immune system a beneficial boost 0 None
2005-04-19 Researchers determine structure of binding site of colon-cancer drug Erbitux and its protein target 0 None
2005-04-13 New approach to fighting cancer, based on nanoscale particles 0 None
2005-04-13 Link between insomnia and obesity 0 None
2005-04-13 People with essential tremor are more likely to develop dementia 0 None
2005-04-13 Worship may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-04-13 Problem gambling associated with brain impairments 0 None
2005-04-13 Researchers show why mutations in a certain few genes, such as the p53 tumor suppressor gene, are found in different cancers 0 None
2005-04-13 Common genetic mutation that increases the risk of inheriting Hirschsprung disease 0 None
2005-04-13 Scientists identifiy protein that seems to control the malignant features of brain tumor cells 0 None
2005-04-13 Breakthough in stem cell research - three clones of cells from existing human embryonic stem cells 0 None
2005-04-12 Statins used before or after strokes improve outcomes 0 None
2005-04-12 Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage 0 None
2005-04-12 Grandmother smoking can cause childrens asthma 0 None
2005-04-12 Fish and soy oil help keep hearts healthy 0 None
2005-04-12 Ugly kids get less attention from parents 0 None
2005-04-12 Unconventional wiring of the brain circuits that govern sleep and waking might explain the prevalence of insomnia 0 None
2005-04-12 New findings about insulin-signaling in the liver could prove useful in understanding type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-04-12 Obesity linked to diabetes 0 3.5
2005-04-12 Levels of anti–clotting proteins influence pregancy outcomes 0 None
2005-04-12 Protein that regulates cholesterol levels may lead to new drug targets in the fight against obesity 0 None
2005-04-12 Low doses of bisphenol–A (BPA) can impair brain function 0 None
2005-04-12 Breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation 0 1
2005-04-12 Is late diagnosis of lung cancer inevitable? 0 None
2005-04-12 Novel findings in Balo's concentric sclerosis may shed light on pathology of MS 0 None
2005-04-12 Cardiac stem cells come closer to clinic 0 None
2005-04-12 Vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise 0 None
2005-04-12 Researcher grows new insulin-secreting beta cells from pancreatic tissue 0 None
2005-04-12 Race influences how we cope with cancer 0 None
2005-04-12 Antimicrobial soaps may expose consumers to significant quantities of chloroform 0 None
2005-04-12 Research challenges the traditional explanation for the causes of diastolic heart failure 0 None
2005-04-11 Mobile telephones do not increase risk of brain tumours 0 None
2005-04-11 New drugs help the immune system kill cancer cells 0 None
2005-04-11 Tissue engineering to grow bone, ligaments and cartilage 0 None
2005-04-11 A baby's understanding of language may begin with its own name 0 None
2005-04-11 Laughter best medicine for hope 0 None
2005-04-11 Dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions 0 1
2005-04-11 Faster, more accurate diagnostic test for Sjogren's syndrome 0 None
2005-04-11 Researchers discover mechanism by which tumours support their own growth 0 None
2005-04-11 New blood test improves the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure 0 None
2005-04-11 Research suggests a central role for NMDA receptors in learning and memory 0 None
2005-04-11 Moderate levels of exercise may not be enough to control mild hypertension 0 None
2005-04-10 Eat like the Greeks and live longer 0 None
2005-04-10 Novel human kidney protein called renalase that regulates both heart contraction and blood pressure 0 None
2005-04-10 Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers 0 None
2005-04-10 The liver may produce most of the body's good cholesterol 0 None
2005-04-10 Anti-poverty program substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married 0 None
2005-04-10 First identified gene to link autoimmune diseases with cardiovascular diseases 0 None
2005-04-10 Assessing the function of unknown genes is feasible and can be done with a microarray phenotype 0 None
2005-04-07 Vigorous exercise can slow down arthritis 0 None
2005-04-07 Men who drink milk at more risk of Parkinsons disease 0 None
2005-04-07 Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims 0 None
2005-04-07 UK approval procedures will drive research overseas 0 None
2005-04-07 Make room for daddy, say University of Florida autism experts 0 None
2005-04-07 Findings will stir new research in bacterial evolution 0 None
2005-04-07 Researchers shed light on the brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-04-07 Researchers set a new standard in the design and engineering of nuclear hormone receptor-based genetic on-off switches 0 None
2005-04-07 Molecular motors cooperate in moving cellular cargo 0 None
2005-04-07 Research helps understand how the malaria parasite disguises itself to avoid detection by the immune system 0 None
2005-04-07 Naltrexone combined with psychotherapy helps treat alcohol dependence 0 None
2005-04-07 Oncolytic viruses may one day help treat brain tumors 0 None
2005-04-07 Some people with autism and large heads may have an increased risk of cancer 0 None
2005-04-07 Role of oxidative stress (OS) in dialysis patients 0 None
2005-04-07 Why different tissues in the human body vary in their susceptibility to "amyloid" diseases 0 None
2005-04-07 Fibril shape is the basis of prion strains and cross-species prion infection 0 4
2005-04-07 Process called sumoylation regulates key ion channel 0 None
2005-04-06 Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts looks hopeful 0 None
2005-04-06 Stress might actually be beneficial to health 0 None
2005-04-06 Promising new treatment for alcohol dependence 0 None
2005-04-06 Soft music at bedtime will help older adults sleep better and longer 0 None
2005-04-06 Potential therapeutic target for treating Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-04-06 Novel method to reduce cat allergic reactions 0 None
2005-04-06 Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity 0 None
2005-04-06 Startling evidence that people can unconsciously learn complex motor behaviors by watching 0 None
2005-04-06 THC in marijuana may prevent hardening of the arteries 0 4
2005-04-06 SSRI antidepressants "hijack" dopamine signaling as well launching serotonin signals 0 5
2005-04-06 Micro-organisms in clouds could play a crucial role in the spread of disease 0 5
2005-04-06 Sensory deprivation reduces new cell size in the olfactory system 0 None
2005-04-06 Yeast discovery provides new insights into familial dysautonomia 0 None
2005-04-05 No association found between diet and pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-04-05 Research supports the practice of Pilates to achieve some health benefits 0 None
2005-04-05 DNA packaging linked with cancer 0 None
2005-04-05 Blue-green algae linked to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-04-05 Scientist finds different paths lead to similar cognitive abilities 0 None
2005-04-05 Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer 0 None
2005-04-05 Seven-year research project to expand the evidence base in dentistry 0 5
2005-04-05 Researchers have identified a new clinical syndrome 0 None
2005-04-05 Vitamin E supplements speed up the development of latent cancers 0 None
2005-04-05 How heart is formed in the embryo helps explain congenital heart disease 0 5
2005-04-05 Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored 0 None
2005-04-05 Potential therapeutic target for infertility and contraception 0 None
2005-04-05 Important trial in the fight against lung cancer 0 None
2005-04-05 Sildenafil prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage 0 None
2005-04-05 Method of gene therapy accurately corrects mutations in disease-causing genes 0 None
2005-04-05 Promising new therapy that prompts the immune system to aid in the fight against melanoma tumors 0 None
2005-04-05 Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division 0 None
2005-04-05 DNA repair kit announced by scientists 0 None
2005-04-05 Canada spends more on stem cell research 0 None
2005-04-05 Parents fail to set the rules on smoking 0 None
2005-04-04 New report shows therapy as effective as drugs for depression 0 None
2005-04-04 Men have a four times greater risk than women of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms 0 None
2005-04-04 Alteration of steroid receptor genes creates fat burning muscle 0 None
2005-04-04 First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus 0 None
2005-04-04 Gene mutation protecting against malaria linked to prostate cancer incidence in African-American men 0 None
2005-04-04 Zinc appears to help boys learn 0 None
2005-04-04 Certain combinations of genes increase the risk of developing cervical cancer 0 None
2005-04-04 More discrimination directed toward obese shoppers than toward average-weight shoppers 0 3
2005-04-04 Natural killer cells could lead to new Hepatitis treatments 0 None
2005-04-04 Method of gene therapy that can accurately and permanently correct mutations in disease-causing genes 0 None
2005-04-04 Research offers promise for people with learning disabilities 0 None
2005-04-04 Dramatic evidence of the importance of visual cues in the control of food intake 0 None
2005-04-04 Step toward a potential treatment for Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-04-04 Chronic inflammation caused by too little stomach acid leads to gastric cancer 0 None
2005-04-04 Peanuts back in fashion! 0 None
2005-04-04 Number of sick days is influenced by neighborhood poverty 0 None
2005-04-04 Nylon strips an effective weapon against the hospital acquired superbug 0 None
2005-04-04 Why smokers lung is resistant to steroid treatment 0 None
2005-04-04 You might as well smoke 0 None
2005-04-04 Mutations in the HFE gene directly associated with chronic joint disease 0 None
2005-04-04 Chemoembolization, first-line treatment for liver cancer 0 None
2005-04-04 Stent graft outperforms balloon angioplasty 0 None
2005-04-04 Oral sex not sex say teens 0 5
2005-04-04 Mothers may cause girls to be picky eaters 0 None
2005-04-04 Low levels of oral cannabis induces psychosis 0 None
2005-04-04 Lack of aftercare support for mothers of twins 0 None
2005-04-04 New chemicals to inhibit HIV infection 0 None
2005-04-04 Gene could be cause of early bird disorder 0 None
2005-04-04 Autistic children found to have abnormal metabolic profile 0 None
2005-04-03 Withdrawal smokers feel when trying to quit may not all be due to nicotine 0 None
2005-04-03 Blue light kills gum disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Potential therapeutic role for the ataxin-3 protein for Machado-Joseph disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together 0 None
2005-04-03 Patch therapy provides similar pain relief as oral medications for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain 0 None
2005-04-03 Researchers show role of Epstein-Barr virus in cancer 0 None
2005-04-03 Location on chromosome 2 that may contain one or more genes that contribute to dyslexia 0 None
2005-04-03 Novel strategy to create a genetic vaccine against P. aeruginosa 0 None
2005-04-03 Blood pressure control suggests new approach to hypertension therapy 0 None
2005-04-03 Exposure to organochlorine compounds increases the risk of suffering colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-04-03 cT3 prostate cancer is operable 0 None
2005-04-03 Researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment 0 None
2005-04-03 New trial for treatment of liver disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Movie techniques, MRI/CT data combine with computer modeling of knee/patella to aid surgery 0 None
2005-04-03 Why do black South Africans have a low hip fracture rate despite low calcium intake? 0 None
2005-04-03 Being a couch potatoe may run in family 0 None
2005-04-03 Estrogen, SERMS reduce asthma impact by halting constriction 0 None
2005-04-03 Airway inflammation boosts infarction damage 0 None
2005-04-03 Pediatric burn victims’ recovery, diabetes aided by Fenofibrate 0 None
2005-04-03 Adding growth factor to baby formula could reduce necrotizing enterocolitis 0 None
2005-04-03 SERPINE2 identified as novel candidate gene for COPD susceptibility 0 None
2005-04-03 Moderate aerobic exercise improves cardiovascular and nervous system function in HIV+ subjects 0 None
2005-04-03 Study of Anoxia could yield better anesthetics, stroke/heart attack recovery 0 None
2005-04-03 Could NAADP/cholecystokinin-combo attack fat from inside and out? 0 None
2005-04-03 Statins, other cholesterol-depleting agents, may disrupt hypertension from developing 0 None
2005-04-03 Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Children with autism have a severely abnormal metabolic profile 0 5
2005-04-03 Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies 0 None
2005-04-03 Garlic protects against severe chronic pulmonary hypertension 0 None
2005-04-03 Sea floor may yield disease cures 0 None
2005-04-03 Novel protein marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure 0 None
2005-04-03 Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research 0 None
2005-04-03 Late developers more at risk from sexually transmitted disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Winning triggers violence in sport 0 None


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