Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - August 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-08-31 Therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs are resurfacing 0 None
2005-08-31 First human trials start in Canada for muscle-derived stem cells as a treatment for urinary incontinence 0 None
2005-08-31 Discovery of gene that may play a role in centronuclear myopathy 0 None
2005-08-31 Mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants 0 None
2005-08-31 Human brain favours familiar-looking faces when choosing a potential partner 0 None
2005-08-31 Extra-virgin olive oil tastes good and is also an anti-inflammatory 0 None
2005-08-31 International SHAPE project reveals massive public lack of awareness on heart failure 0 None
2005-08-30 Virginia Tech engineer investigates enzyme link to Huntington's, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer diseases 0 None
2005-08-30 Carbohydrate known as OGT2378 inhibits tumor growth 0 None
2005-08-30 Danish scientists have identified which head and neck cancer patients will benefit from additional drug treatment during radiotherapy 0 None
2005-08-30 Simple new way to modify collagen, paving the way for better infection-fighting bandages 0 None
2005-08-30 Ten years of mobile phone use shows no brain cancer link 0 None
2005-08-30 Designer molecules that combine metals such as copper with natural organic materials could treat diseases in the body 0 None
2005-08-30 Step towards understanding cell mutations that cause a variety of human diseases 0 None
2005-08-30 Toxicity from chemotherapy in lung cancer patients could help predict treatment efficacy 0 None
2005-08-30 Unique Internet test to test genetic disposition to depression 0 None
2005-08-30 Possibility of a continuously functioning, wearable or implantable artificial kidney 0 None
2005-08-30 Asian bird flu expert joins Murdoch University 0 None
2005-08-30 Viagra fights heart and lung diseases 0 None
2005-08-30 Scientists help narrow the search for BRCA1 carriers 0 None
2005-08-30 Australian National University facility to help reveal secrets of life 0 None
2005-08-30 Severely restricting calories over decades won't dramatically extend life span 0 None
2005-08-30 Daydreaming linked to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-30 New treatment can zap cancer cells and avoid healthy tissue 0 None
2005-08-29 Anti-cancer antibodies produced in chickens 0 None
2005-08-29 Dental problems caused by radiation, chemotherapy should be treated before a child undergoes immunosuppression as part of bone marrow transplantation therapy 0 5
2005-08-29 Three-dimensional molecular structure of a promising malaria-vaccine component 0 None
2005-08-29 Drugs known as farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) may hold promise for premature aging disorder 0 5
2005-08-29 New tool to help unravel the function of an elusive DNA structure 0 None
2005-08-29 Relative of the celebrated COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib is tough tumor fighter 0 None
2005-08-29 First genetic evidence that protein synthesis is critical for the regulation of memory formation 0 None
2005-08-29 Inexpensive method to assess the stability and quality of sleep 0 5
2005-08-29 Vitamin D puts a brake on activated macrophages - newly discovered mechanism keeps inflammation under control 0 None
2005-08-29 Discovery of multiple isoforms of the p53 tumor suppressor protein 0 2
2005-08-29 New understanding of role cholesterol plays in causing heart attacks, strokes 0 None
2005-08-29 High-dose anticancer chemotherapy and total body irradiation during childhood can damage developing teeth 0 None
2005-08-29 Molecular missing link between fasting and acute attacks of porphyria 0 None
2005-08-29 SPF may not be enough to protect against skin cancer 0 None
2005-08-29 Supermolecules strike blow to cancer cells 0 None
2005-08-29 Discovery may significantly advance the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases 0 None
2005-08-29 Researchers report the first objective measurement of the brain deficit in congenital amusia 0 None
2005-08-29 Pigment explains why red heads are more at risk of skin cancer 0 None
2005-08-29 Carbohydrate-based vaccine against cancer? 0 None
2005-08-29 New method can detect 'mad cow' proteins in blood 0 None
2005-08-28 Malaria researchers find the parasite's housebreaking tool 0 None
2005-08-28 New vaccine protects more effectively against tuberculosis 0 None
2005-08-28 Both speaking and listening has detrimental effects on driving 0 3
2005-08-28 Long-term hormone therapy used earlier in menopause is associated with fewer wrinkles 0 None
2005-08-28 Ataxin-1 affects the development of the nervous system 0 None
2005-08-28 Immunity - another important function of the mitochondria 0 None
2005-08-28 Neurotransmitter orexin influences reward processing - associated with pleasure and reward pathways in the brain 0 None
2005-08-26 Inflammation plays an important role in post-operative stroke 0 None
2005-08-26 New strategy to turn off the function of a special group of T cells to suppress immune response to tumors 0 None
2005-08-25 Stem cells with heart bypass surgery trial to begin 0 None
2005-08-25 Psychological distress of parents of children with spina bifida 0 None
2005-08-25 Protein snapin has potential as a drug target in therapies aimed at learning and memory disorders 0 None
2005-08-25 The role of antigenic drive and tumor-infiltrating accessory cells in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter-induced MALT lymphoma 0 None
2005-08-25 Parts of the brain used in daydreaming are the same areas that fail in people who have Alzheimer's disease 0 5
2005-08-25 Coronary angioplasty increases risk of developing Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-24 Stress does not appear to influence the outcome of IVF 0 None
2005-08-24 Brain plays an important role in the maintenance of proper bone density 0 None
2005-08-24 New insight into how sunlight affects DNA 0 5
2005-08-24 New drug that selectively blocks immune responses protects kidneys after transplant 0 None
2005-08-24 Review on fetal pain creates controversy 0 None
2005-08-24 First human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness 0 None
2005-08-24 Hundreds of identified genes involved in the pathophysiology of ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease 0 None
2005-08-23 Mouse model of Rett Syndrome displays reduced cortical activity 0 None
2005-08-23 A preoperative testing strategy may help determine stage of lung cancer more accurately 0 None
2005-08-23 Use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods 0 None
2005-08-23 Benefits of MAO-B inhibitors are small but may be worthwhile in some patients with early Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-08-23 Coronavirus HCoV-NL63 associated with croup 0 None
2005-08-23 Sentinel node biopsy, when performed before chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, is very reliable 0 None
2005-08-23 Wild ducks may be key to development of flu vaccine 0 None
2005-08-23 Newly discovered virus linked to childhood respiratory infections 0 None
2005-08-22 MRI helps map smallest deformations inside hearts 0 None
2005-08-22 Novel mechanism, called recursive splicing reveals how cells process large genes 0 5
2005-08-22 New technique for creating human embryonic stem cells 0 None
2005-08-22 Gene therapy advance shows potential for developing improved treatment for hemophilia 0 None
2005-08-22 Protein thought to promote lymphoma by merely preventing cancer cells from dying appears to actively promote cancer cell growth 0 None
2005-08-22 Discovery of a potential oncogene in ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-08-22 Malfunctioning bone marrow cells cause neuropathy in many people with diabetes 0 None
2005-08-22 Scientists step closer to understanding the genetic pathway involved in the development of hearing 0 None
2005-08-22 Young breast cancer sufferers need more fertility advice before treatment 0 None
2005-08-22 New research says brightly-coloured fruit and veggies protects against arthritis 0 None
2005-08-22 Discovery of signaling component that influences spread of breast cancer cells 0 None
2005-08-22 Long working hours increase risk of injuries and illness 0 5
2005-08-22 Researchers test experimental drug Neuprex on infants undergoing heart surgery 0 None
2005-08-22 First proof of how the rare disorder Fanconi anemia causes chromosomal instability 0 None
2005-08-22 New method to predict protein separation behavior directly from protein structure 0 None
2005-08-22 Enzyme in the blood that could be a potential marker for heart failure 0 4
2005-08-22 Increasing sugar processing in the liver may lead to future treatments for diabetes, obesity 0 None
2005-08-22 Discovery of new gene FANCM sheds light on repair of damaged DNA 0 None
2005-08-21 New skin from fetal cells great success in children with burns 0 None
2005-08-21 People living amongst graffiti, litter and little greenery, more likely to be unfit and obese 0 None
2005-08-18 SH2-B enhances brain's leptin sensitivity - may lead to clues for treatment of obesity and diabetes 0 None
2005-08-18 High rate of heart attack amongst ethnic minorities in Scotland 0 None
2005-08-18 New insight into the neural computational function represented by "error-related negativity" 0 5
2005-08-18 Asymmetric cell divisions are essential for skin development 0 None
2005-08-18 Mutations in the targets of designer drugs critically influence their effectiveness 0 None
2005-08-18 Defects in newly discovered pathway may be an overlooked cause of anemia 0 None
2005-08-18 Slower care for heart attack patients treated after hours and on weekends 0 None
2005-08-17 First clear evidence that olfaction is uniquely a "dual" sense 0 None
2005-08-17 C. elegans has similar virus-fighting mechanism as humans and can be used in research 0 None
2005-08-17 Doctors should not shy away from giving 80 year olds heart bypass surgery 0 None
2005-08-17 Loss of a gene called p63 accelerates aging in mice 0 None
2005-08-17 Biochemical switch that affects how neurons fire in a part of the brain associated with learning 0 None
2005-08-16 Gene expression levels may reveal stage of Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-08-16 Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy 0 None
2005-08-16 Analytical tool to help detect cancer 0 None
2005-08-16 Weight control protein may yield new approaches for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-08-16 Breakthrough in human stem cell research 0 None
2005-08-16 Adult stem cells may play a role in the development of some forms of cancer 0 None
2005-08-15 Researchers have found evidence that could explain why people continue to sunbathe 0 None
2005-08-15 Immune system more concerned with damage detected than foreign invaders, such as viruses 0 None
2005-08-15 Key toxin could provide for world's first treatment for Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-08-15 Calcium fights prostate cancer 1 None
2005-08-15 Combined gene therapy eliminates glioblastoma multiforme in lab studies 0 None
2005-08-15 Grandma was wrong, money can buy you happiness! 1 None
2005-08-15 MiRNA is opening up a whole new way of understanding carcinogenesis 0 None
2005-08-15 Activated Stat5 protein in prostate cancer can predict outcome, may help target treatment 0 None
2005-08-13 New gene technique useful for identifying genes and drug targets for diseases such as cancers and diabetes 0 None
2005-08-13 How negatively charged lipids stick to negatively charged DNA and self-organize into structures 0 None
2005-08-13 Researchers have found a signal that could lead to earlier detection and treatment of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-08-11 Oxytocin and ingestive behavior 0 None
2005-08-11 Pre-mRNA that codes for inflammatory protein identified 0 None
2005-08-11 How some antibiotics kill bacteria 0 None
2005-08-11 Genes interact with behavior to affect how well people move 0 None
2005-08-11 Key step in the production of beta-amyloid 0 None
2005-08-11 Researchers find drug targets for treating metabolic syndrome 0 None
2005-08-11 Defect in the gene that makes YAP might contribute to cancer 0 None
2005-08-11 Early detection of Alzheimer's coming soon? 0 None
2005-08-11 Pig brain cell transplant looks hopeful for treating Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-08-11 Snorers can blame the shape of their throats 0 None
2005-08-11 Ethanol treatment may be instrumental in fighting IV-based infections 0 None
2005-08-11 Little convincing evidence that dietary antioxidant supplements such as vitamin E prevent heart disease 0 None
2005-08-11 Researchers discover that tumors secrete fatty acids which inhibit the cytotoxic T lymphocytes' ability to kill tumor cells 0 None
2005-08-11 Preliminary molecular diagram of the early stages of embryo formation 0 None
2005-08-11 Cancer causing potential of the sex hormones 0 None
2005-08-11 Excessive alcohol consumption increases risk of certain cancers 0 None
2005-08-10 Vestibular organs provide an on-line movement guidance system 0 None
2005-08-10 Despite warnings about sun exposure, skin cancer rates on the rise in under 40's 0 None
2005-08-10 Curry spice may help fight oesophageal cancer 0 None
2005-08-10 Important breast cancer discovery 0 None
2005-08-09 Endorphin system may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa 0 None
2005-08-09 Gene therapy used to successfully treat haemophilia in dogs 0 None
2005-08-09 Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule known as IKK (for IKappa kinase) linked to cancer 0 None
2005-08-09 Researchers identify protein called EMP-1 that is present in the tumors of patients who fail to respond to treatment with gefitinib 0 None
2005-08-09 Researchers look at how we understand visual images 0 None
2005-08-09 Drinking a cup of cocoa can prevent potentially fatal blood clots 0 None
2005-08-09 Enzyme involved in blood pressure regulation may also influence how the body responds to exercise 0 None
2005-08-09 Researchers use diffusion magnetic resonance imaging to monitor ultrasound uterine 0 None
2005-08-09 The ultimate get out for men, can't hear you - and my brain is to blame! 0 None
2005-08-09 Leading UK charity offers to fund research which could save many lives 0 None
2005-08-09 MicroRNAs play an important role in regulating oogenesis 0 None
2005-08-09 Researchers develop new diagnostic methods to better detect future monkeypox or smallpox outbreaks 0 None
2005-08-09 DDT resistance in flies carries no cost 0 None
2005-08-08 Supplements of multivitamins and minerals don't prevent infections in the elderly 0 None
2005-08-07 Factors inhibiting the brain's natural self-healing process identified 0 None
2005-08-07 Protein p53 is the "guardian" of our genome 0 None
2005-08-04 Hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer 0 None
2005-08-04 BMA response to BMJ article "Challenges to implementing the national programme for information technology" 0 None
2005-08-04 Discovery may lead to new diagnostic tests for immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) 0 5
2005-08-04 Australian researchers have found a toxin that plays an important role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-04 Early warning aigns of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis 0 None
2005-08-04 Natural killer cells help understand responses to bone marrow transplants 0 None
2005-08-04 MDMA/Ectasy could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease 0 5
2005-08-04 New breast cancer genes detected using cutting edge technology 0 None
2005-08-03 New insights into dietary divergences between some of our human ancestors 0 None
2005-08-03 Researchers pinpoint specific cause of defects in motor learning in Fragile X patients 0 None
2005-08-03 Scientist have found an unexpected effect of the interaction of PTEN and p53 genes in early stage prostate cancer 0 None
2005-08-03 Melanoma is being overdiagnosed 0 None
2005-08-03 Alcohol linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer 0 None
2005-08-03 Obesity's effects on mortality may have been over-estimated 0 None
2005-08-03 Breakthrough in Alzheimer's research 0 None
2005-08-03 First evidence that complex genetic interactions account for autism risk 0 None
2005-08-02 Breed and placement affect skin drug delivery 0 None
2005-08-02 New hope for schizophrenia sufferers 0 None
2005-08-02 Customized gene chip offers clues to prognosis in cases of neuroblastoma 0 None
2005-08-02 Relationship between allergies and mold spores in lawns 0 None
2005-08-02 Researchers find C-reactive protein differences, a predictor of heart disease among sexes, races 0 None
2005-08-02 Strategic analyses of European In-Vitro cancer diagnostics market - Cancer research yields promising results 0 None
2005-08-02 $US1 million for artery research 0 None
2005-08-02 Research to investigate new drug for Parkinsons disease 0 None
2005-08-02 HAART reduces AIDS rates by 86% 0 None
2005-08-02 Customized gene chip will offer clues to prognosis in cases of neuroblastoma 0 None
2005-08-02 Discovery may lead to new therapies for leukemia 0 None
2005-08-02 Potential new target for cannabis-derived drugs as a treatment of inflammatory bowel disease 0 None
2005-08-02 Aging profile of the human brain differs greatly from that seen in chimpanzees 0 None
2005-08-02 Drugs with similar chemical attributes as Ecstasy might offer useful alternatives to current therapies for Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-08-02 Protein called cyclin D1 disrupts BRCA1's normal role as a cancer inhibitor 0 None
2005-08-02 Aging and gene expression in the primate brain 0 None
2005-08-02 Arf gene prevents excessive growth of blood vessels in the developing eye 0 None
2005-08-01 Researchers characterize the proteome of the human cornea 0 None
2005-08-01 Discovery that oxidative stress from pollen is as important as antigen exposure could lead to new therapies 0 None
2005-08-01 Researchers unravel control of growing blood vessels 0 None
2005-08-01 Researchers have identified a pathway that is specific for cancer 0 None
2005-08-01 Inhibitors of cellular enzymes could be developed for SARS treatment 0 None
2005-08-01 Brain may interpret the information it receives from sensory neurons using a code more complicated than scientists previously thought 0 None
2005-08-01 Cannabis drugs may benefit those with bowel disease 0 None
2005-08-01 Link between peritoneum closure and fewer adhesions 0 None
2005-08-01 Controlling the expression of genes by turning them on or off could produce a drug for the treatment or cure of almost any disease 0 None
2005-08-01 New research into muscle contraction will give scientists a better understanding of bladder problems and pain during childbirth 0 None
2005-08-01 Pseudomonas aeruginosa has broken the immune system's code 0 None
2005-08-01 People can show early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease years before they are officially diagnosed 0 None
2005-08-01 Defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome 0 None


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