Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - September 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-09-28 What works in preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency? 0 5
2005-09-28 Nicotine has an unusual psychological property that may drive dependence 0 None
2005-09-28 Researchers look at pharmacogenomics 0 None
2005-09-28 Fever of unknown origin might be a marker of occult cancer 0 None
2005-09-28 Nanoparticles as an invisible diet 0 None
2005-09-28 Effective removal of face masks from players who sustain c-spine injuries 0 None
2005-09-28 Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks 0 None
2005-09-28 C-reactive protein in atherosclerotic lesions: its origin and pathophysiological significance 0 None
2005-09-28 Chicken virus helps develop novel vaccines 0 None
2005-09-28 Stem cells help regenerate cartilage and bone 0 None
2005-09-28 Possible new therapy for lymphoma and leukemia patients 0 None
2005-09-28 Dengue and other viruses may have developed tricks that let them reproduce inside macrophages 0 None
2005-09-28 Discovery may lead to development of more effective antibiotics 0 None
2005-09-28 New Stat1 and interferon findings 0 None
2005-09-28 Fruit fly discovery could lead to a completely new approach to tackling some cancers 0 None
2005-09-28 Prevalence of "risky" sex in Scotland has doubled in the space of six years 0 None
2005-09-28 Emergence of "POZ Parties" 0 None
2005-09-28 Common form of thalassaemia can be managed without blood transfusion 0 None
2005-09-28 Bleak outlook for overweight Australians 0 None
2005-09-28 Substance found in cotton plant could help treat psoriasis 0 None
2005-09-28 Combination HRT appears to double the breast cancer risk in women who smoke 0 None
2005-09-27 Simulator helps stroke patients learn to drive again 0 None
2005-09-27 Possible therapy that could control blood pressure 0 None
2005-09-27 Fndings could lead to a treatment for idiopathic interstitial pneumonia 0 None
2005-09-27 Veggies reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers 0 None
2005-09-27 New virus-based gene therapy delivery system to help fight cancer 0 None
2005-09-27 Discovered of gene mutations associated with hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy 0 None
2005-09-27 Possibility of tailored treatments for addiction based on how a person's genes behave 0 None
2005-09-27 Transplanted insulin-producing cells survive better when the activation of NKT cells are blocked 0 None
2005-09-27 Temperature can regulate the circadian clock in zebrafish 0 None
2005-09-27 Experimental radioactive compound can show images of heart damage up to 30 hours after a brief interruption of blood flow and oxygen 0 None
2005-09-27 Pursuit of potential drugs and small molecules that target the IGF-1 receptor 0 None
2005-09-27 Water management is the key to regulating cell volume 0 None
2005-09-27 Cancer vaccine based on the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can cure mice with breast tumors 0 5
2005-09-27 Farnesyl transferase inhibitors may help chidren with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome 0 None
2005-09-27 Gene responsible for Neuralgic Amyotrophy identified 0 5
2005-09-27 Stem cells may unlock the secrets to healing the brain 0 None
2005-09-27 Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified three new genetic mutations in brain tumors 0 None
2005-09-26 Nature may play a larger role than nurture when it comes to family relationships 0 None
2005-09-26 Plans to develop a "universal beta-cell line" - treatment for type 1 diabetes 0 None
2005-09-26 Findings increase understanding of how an organism's body size is determined and how the speed of its development is controlled 0 None
2005-09-26 Discovery of molecule that causes transverse myelitis 0 5
2005-09-26 Antibody in humans that quickly fights the smallpox virus 0 None
2005-09-26 Loss of body mass over time appears to be strongly linked to older adults' risk of developing Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-09-26 Tumor formation is generated by a complex interaction of both mechanical as well as chemical signals 0 None
2005-09-26 Tobacco industry hindered federal and international regulations on pesticide use 0 None
2005-09-26 Researchers gain insights into how malaria pathogen destroys the cells in which it resides 0 None
2005-09-26 Chronically high levels of insulin may block specific hormones that trigger energy release into the body 0 5
2005-09-26 A new, less toxic way to treat malignant melanoma 0 None
2005-09-26 Extreme gene pin-pointed 0 3
2005-09-26 Mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases provide potential for highly-targeted cancer therapies 0 None
2005-09-26 Pharmacists can drastically reduce patients worries about using steroids 0 None
2005-09-26 Vaccine candidate? Researchers synthesize oligosaccharide from anthrax pathogen 0 None
2005-09-26 Aquaporin-4 is the first specific molecule to be defined as a target for the autoimmune response in any form of MS 0 3
2005-09-26 Surprising immune system cells discovery 0 None
2005-09-26 Researchers have found a way to keep students awake during class 0 None
2005-09-26 Researchers have uncovered a significant contributing factor to interferon resistance of malignant melanoma cells 0 None
2005-09-26 New way to create a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium 0 None
2005-09-26 Folate may protect against cognitive decline in older adults 0 None
2005-09-26 Heart attack patients run an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder 0 None
2005-09-26 Aggressive public health efforts to control hypertension may help preserve cognitive abilities as well as cardiovascular health 0 None
2005-09-26 Researchers map genetic location that explains why certain blood pressure-lowering drugs aren't effective for some people 0 None
2005-09-26 Set of simple "rules" that nature appears to use to design proteins 0 5
2005-09-26 Left handedness may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-26 Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-09-26 Abnormal leakage of lymph fluid from the ruptured lymphatic vessels stimulates the accumulation of fat 3 None
2005-09-26 Smoking may increase the risk of developing diabetes 0 None
2005-09-26 Possible molecular origin of at least nine human diseases of nervous system degeneration 0 None
2005-09-26 New nutritional challenges in HIV/AIDS care have emerged 0 None
2005-09-26 First-of-its kind atlas of the folds of the cerebral cortex 0 None
2005-09-26 Research highlights the role of viral sequence analysis in improving our overall understanding of hepatitis A cases in the U.S. 0 None
2005-09-26 Link between ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack 0 None
2005-09-26 Polymorphisms in a receptor called CD32 influence the response to antibody therapy in cancer 0 None
2005-09-26 Researchers discover way to dramatically boost the output of immune system cells from the thymus 0 None
2005-09-26 How the vertebrate eye, as we know it, has emerged over evolutionary time 0 None
2005-09-26 Delicate balance of induction and inhibition in determining tooth cusps 0 None
2005-09-26 Raf Kinase Inhibitor Protein plays a role in controlling the active movement of cells 0 4
2005-09-26 Most Americans rate medical research as a high national priority 0 None
2005-09-26 Daylight savings changes may help extend the life and health of people's teeth and bones 0 None
2005-09-26 Adult human neural stem cells used to successfully regenerate spinal cord tissue 0 None
2005-09-26 HIV-infected macrophages in the brain continuously travel to part of the brain Alzheimer's disease often damages 0 None
2005-09-26 Leaving deprivation out of standard risk assessments for heart disease is potentially denying life saving treatment to those who need it most 0 None
2005-09-26 Downward mobility hits men far harder than women 0 None
2005-09-26 Smaller prefrontal cortex is associated with early-onset drinking 0 None
2005-09-22 Heart disease patients face greater risk of PTSD 0 None
2005-09-22 Dilute bleach neutralizes the mold allergens that cause most mold-related health complaints 0 None
2005-09-22 Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers 0 None
2005-09-22 Prediction of new polymorph of the Alzheimer's drug, piracetam 0 None
2005-09-22 Presence of environmental chemicals in human milk does not necessarily indicate health risks for infants 0 None
2005-09-22 Botox helps explain possible causes of nerve diseases 0 None
2005-09-22 HDL cholesterol helps prevent blocked arteries and heart attack 0 None
2005-09-22 John Hopkins scientists uncover "tags" that force proteins to cell surface 0 None
2005-09-21 Next generation of effective viral-based therapies for cancer 0 None
2005-09-21 First clinical guidelines to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with normal pressure hydrocephalus 0 None
2005-09-21 Genetically engineered animals help in scientific research that may benefit children 0 None
2005-09-21 Drug that blocks acid buildup inside cells revs up the immune response to vaccines 0 None
2005-09-20 Vaccine against group B streptococcus 0 None
2005-09-20 New research adds to the emerging range of functions that miRNAs perform in an organism 0 None
2005-09-20 Green tea may protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-09-20 Researchers identify three rapid diagnostic methods that can target antibodies commonly found in multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-09-20 Suppression of FOXO1a gene might kill resistant alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) tumors 0 None
2005-09-20 O-GlcNAc sugar is a critical regulator of cells' natural life cycle 0 None
2005-09-20 Blood test to measure hormone prolactin can help determine type of seizure 0 None
2005-09-20 Researchers identify gene prevalent in the population that controls the clinical severity of asthma 0 None
2005-09-20 Link between CAPON gene and schizophrenia 0 None
2005-09-20 Research could improve clinical care, help educate women on premature birth 0 None
2005-09-20 Gaps in the intestinal barrier could be a cause of inflammatory diseases of the gut such as Crohn's Disease 0 None
2005-09-20 Phantom pain following spinal cord injury is the result of hypersensitive neurons in the thalamic region of brain 0 None
2005-09-20 Snail, a molecule normally important in embryonic development, can promote breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2005-09-19 Salicylate an active metabolite of aspirin - weakens lipid membranes 0 None
2005-09-19 Researchers determine the sequence in which the malaria parasite disperses from the red blood cells it infects 0 None
2005-09-19 Healthcare workers show general apathy towards the flu vaccination 0 None
2005-09-19 Approximately 25 percent of how a person ages is inherited from parents 0 None
2005-09-19 Millenium Development Goals fail to include the goal of improving the mental health of the poor 0 None
2005-09-19 Can we reverse mental declines? Well, for most of us, the answer is yes 0 None
2005-09-19 Use of antibiotics for acne may increase risk of upper respiratory tract infection 0 None
2005-09-19 Discovery that protein CD38 interrupts an interaction between the AIDS virus and its point of entry into cells 0 None
2005-09-19 Possible new target for treating obesity and diabetes 0 None
2005-09-19 First large-scale whole genome map of genetic variability associated with Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-09-19 Compounds found in broccoli, cauliflower, and watercress block lung cancer progression 0 None
2005-09-19 Researchers detail molecular images of a piece of the spike-shaped protein that the SARS virus uses initiate the first stages of infection 0 None
2005-09-19 People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age 0 4
2005-09-19 Human fat cells produce a protein that is linked to both inflammation and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke 0 None
2005-09-19 Tarceva should be tested as front-line therapy for older lung cancer patients 0 None
2005-09-19 New research will play a major role in improving the future of breast cancer treatment 0 None
2005-09-19 Molecular pathway in mice that makes prostate cells vulnerable to cancer-causing oxygen damage 0 None
2005-09-19 46,000 crack cocaine users aged 15-44 in London 0 None
2005-09-19 Researchers selectively knock out memory associations connected with receiving cocaine 0 None
2005-09-19 Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men 0 None
2005-09-19 Lowering blood sugar levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease 0 None
2005-09-12 Microtubules critical to development of mental disorders 0 None
2005-09-12 Concerns over the privacy of patients could be hampering efforts to spot disease clusters 0 None
2005-09-12 Cellular mechanism discovery could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease 0 None
2005-09-12 Screening test for cells that activate immune system 0 None
2005-09-12 Translation elongation factor eEF1A2 is is a potential oncogene that is overexpressed in two-thirds of breast tumors 0 None
2005-09-12 Nuclear receptor proteins could change anti-inflammatory treatments 0 None
2005-09-12 HOXA1 is a gene that's been looking for a disorder for a long time 0 None
2005-09-12 Key cellular switch that controls glucose production in liver cells 0 5
2005-09-12 Genetic basis for susceptibility to alcohol abuse confirmed 0 3
2005-09-10 Unexpected link between the viruses that cause feline and human AIDS 0 None
2005-09-10 Workshop - stem cells in reproduction and in the brain 0 None
2005-09-10 Australians consider medical research more important than tax cuts and border protection 0 None
2005-09-10 Two common weight loss supplements promoted as ephedra-free and safe for dieters caused increased heart rate among healthy people 0 None
2005-09-10 Safe, non-surgical method of identifying brain infections such as brain abscess 1 None
2005-09-10 Why do estrogen-dependent breast-cancer cells grow and spread rapidly? 0 None
2005-09-10 Sugar-coated markers of brain cell development may help success of stem cell transplants 0 None
2005-09-10 Diabetics with fatty livers could benefit from diet rich in soy protein 0 None
2005-09-10 Cannabis drug could help fight obesity 0 None
2005-09-10 When it comes to pain - mind over matter works 0 5
2005-09-07 Nitric oxide could one day help women in their 30s and 40s remain fertile longer 0 None
2005-09-07 MRC call for proposals in experimental medicine 0 None
2005-09-07 Researchers discover discrete region of the monkey brain that processes pitch 0 None
2005-09-07 Researchers develop screening test for cells that activate immune system 0 None
2005-09-07 Collaborators seek parasite invasion blockers 0 None
2005-09-07 Call for more donations of brains to help researchers discover new treatments for neurological disorders 0 None
2005-09-07 Methoxychlor (MXC) may interfere with proper development and function of the reproductive tract, leading to reduced fertility in women 0 None
2005-09-07 A quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor 0 5
2005-09-06 Researchers uncover how the inhaled form of anthrax disarms bacteria-fighting white blood cells before they can fend off the disease 0 None
2005-09-06 Diet rich in soy protein may alleviate fatty liver 0 None
2005-09-06 Long hours equal to alcohol in impairing young doctors 0 None
2005-09-06 Exposure to toxin domoic acid might negatively affect unborn children 0 None
2005-09-06 Killer secondhand smoke campaign flares up in the UK 0 None
2005-09-06 My body, my drugs, my world awarded for outstanding science 0 None
2005-09-06 British Heart Foundation gene research helped by thousands of brothers and sisters 0 None
2005-09-06 Relationship between complexity of main lifetime occupation and risk for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-09-06 Human embryonic stem cell lines accumulate changes in their genetic material over time 0 None
2005-09-06 Profile of immune cells in axillary lymph nodes predicts disease-free survival in breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-06 Shot in the arm for vaccines 0 None
2005-09-06 DNA research: learning the language of genes 0 None
2005-09-06 Significant new breakthroughs in understanding how the genes in mammals are controlled 0 None
2005-09-06 New ways to enhance or block fertilization 0 None
2005-09-06 Design of wide-spectrum inhibitors targeting coronavirus main proteases 0 None
2005-09-06 Genetic hot spots double the risk of early heart disease 0 None
2005-09-06 Double whammy of vitamin D and anti-inflammatory zaps prostate cancer cells 0 None
2005-09-05 New way to assess risk of breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2005-09-05 Human tissue grown from stem cells, available for transplant in the next four years 0 None
2005-09-05 Gene B-myb essential in preventing tumors 0 None
2005-09-05 Vitamin B may do more harm than good in heart attack patients 0 None
2005-09-05 Use of the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel before a coronary angioplasty reduces risk of cardiovascular death 0 None
2005-09-05 Human embryonic stem cell lines accumulate changes in their genetic material over time 0 None
2005-09-05 Researchers discover one of the reasons why melanoma is so ruthless 0 None
2005-09-05 New blood pressure-lowering drugs reduce stroke risk by 50% 0 None
2005-09-04 Researchers to test whether cannabinoids can help chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients 0 None
2005-09-04 Rett Syndrome gene discovery 0 None
2005-09-04 Medication before angiograph significantly reduces risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-09-01 Macrophages kill bacteria - but not always 0 None
2005-09-01 Chicken pox vaccine associated with shingles epidemic 31 4.5
2005-09-01 One protein hardens enamel while the other weakens it, say USC researchers 0 None
2005-09-01 Been there, done that! 0 None
2005-09-01 Scientists demonstrate power of new generalized screen to find function of noncoding RNAs 0 None
2005-09-01 C. elegans worm provides clues to dealing with human disease 0 None
2005-09-01 Significant advance in the study of small ribonucleic acids 0 None
2005-09-01 Researchers link individual preferences to neuronal activity in brain 0 None
2005-09-01 Tools for studying the chemistry of the brain, neuron by neuron 0 None
2005-09-01 Prostate cancer manipulates an important group of signaling proteins called Wnts to establish itself in bone 0 None
2005-09-01 African-American women with mitochondrial DNA variant are at increased risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-01 James Bond affects the development of breasts! 0 None
2005-09-01 Men with breast cancer gene at risk of pancreatic and prostate cancers 0 None
2005-09-01 Mutation in the BRAC2 breast cancer gene may also increase the risk of bone and throat cancers 0 None
2005-09-01 Compound called GRN163L blocks lung cancer 0 None
2005-09-01 More than 15 percent of our genes are mobilized to defend against microbial attacks 0 None


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