Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - March 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-03-31 Vegetarian diets cause major weight loss without exercise or calorie counting 0 2.5
2006-03-31 Expecting enough bird flu vaccine for everyone is a big ask 0 None
2006-03-30 Scientists use bacteria found naturally in soil to produce new antibiotics in the fight against drug-resistant "Super-bugs" 0 None
2006-03-30 Scientists identify a new gene that causes the spread of cancer 0 None
2006-03-30 New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and vCJD 0 None
2006-03-30 Weill Cornell researchers identify tumor-suppressor gene important to diffuse large B-cell lymphomas 0 None
2006-03-29 Cortisol helps people overcome phobias 0 None
2006-03-28 Footprints of a blood cell 0 None
2006-03-28 Research released this week supports the House of Commons vote to make all workplaces smoke free 0 None
2006-03-28 Inducing melanoma for cancer vaccine development 0 None
2006-03-28 Researchers develop new tool to find gene control regions 0 None
2006-03-28 New way of targeting proteins to exosomes - potential for melanoma, Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2006-03-28 New information about the molecular pathway used by ubiquitin 0 None
2006-03-28 Mustard and garlic kick linked to single pain receptor 0 None
2006-03-28 RNAi-based inhibitors for created for nearly every human and mouse gene - available to all genetic researchers 0 None
2006-03-28 Earlier onset of colorectal cancer associated with alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender 0 None
2006-03-28 Researchers find environmentally friendly ways to produce more Taxol 0 None
2006-03-28 Researchers find compound 10 times more effective than isoniazid, the leading anti-tuberculosis drug 0 None
2006-03-27 Depression treatment may require different drugs for different people 0 None
2006-03-27 Drug discoveries may be aided by formation of drug-target database 0 None
2006-03-27 Study provides a boost for efforts to reverse type-1 diabetes 0 None
2006-03-27 Tobacco plants being used to produce human albumin 0 None
2006-03-27 Medicinal properties in mahogany bark may hold colon cancer cure 0 3
2006-03-27 Light activated anticancer drug targeted to DNA using cisplatin like sub-units: Coupling light absorbers to reactive metal centers 0 None
2006-03-27 Evolutionary biology research predicts precancerous tumors 0 None
2006-03-26 Will we ever eat pigs genetically engineered to give us healthy fats? 0 None
2006-03-26 Benefit of fish oils under question 0 None
2006-03-23 Fish enzymes and gelatine may be the new treatment for psoriasis and eczema 0 None
2006-03-23 Sending tiny electric pulses to a part of the brain controlling motor function boosts stroke recovery 0 None
2006-03-23 Successful cell engineering may prevent bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) 0 None
2006-03-23 Phagocytosis depends more on particle shape than size 0 None
2006-03-23 Atopy can lead to adult-onset asthma 0 None
2006-03-23 The choroid plexus prevents build up of plaque related to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2006-03-23 Dutch researchers develop tools to simplify keyhole surgery 0 None
2006-03-23 Beta carotene slows the decline in lung power associated with ageing 0 None
2006-03-23 How the brain knows where limbs are without looking at them 0 None
2006-03-23 Immune system protein LL-37 critical in controlling replication of vaccinia virus 0 None
2006-03-23 Potential therapeutic targets against serious side effects of smallpox vaccine 0 None
2006-03-23 Researchers gain better understanding of protein folding 0 None
2006-03-23 "Sick building syndrome" is a hallmark of job stress and lack of support rather than an unhealthy building 0 None
2006-03-23 Researchers find potential new mechanism for how the brain's reward system works 0 None
2006-03-23 Increasing age does not necessarily cause a reduction in the quality of life 0 None
2006-03-23 Remaining 80% of breast cancer genes may soon be discovered 0 None
2006-03-22 Crucial breakthrough in pectin biosynthesis 0 None
2006-03-21 Environmental chemicals implicated in cancer 0 None
2006-03-21 New discovery explains how a common gene variant may increase cancer risks 0 None
2006-03-21 The role of evolutionary genomics in the development of autism 0 None
2006-03-21 Gene discovered that causes dry skin and leads to eczema and asthma 0 None
2006-03-21 A newly recognized type of immune cell may play an important role in causing asthma 0 None
2006-03-21 Research finds blood type, age may be pivotal in transfusion success 0 None
2006-03-21 University of Calgary researchers develop bioreactor procedures to grow pancreatic cells in their laboratory 0 None
2006-03-21 New research suggests it may be possible to separate the anticancer properties of vitamin D 0 None
2006-03-21 Discovery of basic defect in cystic fibrosis airway glands 0 None
2006-03-21 Novel vaccine approach to listeria - potential protection against other intracellular bacterial pathogens 0 None
2006-03-21 Gene linked to impulsive violence weakens brain circuits that regulate thinking in humans 0 None
2006-03-20 Yale researchers shed new light on the mechanism of nerve cell growth 0 None
2006-03-20 Some soft drinks exceed governmental caffeine recommendations 0 None
2006-03-20 New technology and a unique approach helps children with autism spectrum disorders 0 None
2006-03-20 Enhanced cognitive control in young people with Tourette's syndrome 0 None
2006-03-20 Researcher identifies the cellular receptor for botulinum neurotoxin A 0 None
2006-03-20 Rutgers researchers discover obesity gene 0 None
2006-03-20 HIV reveals another secret to its success 0 None
2006-03-20 Diabetics benefit less from anti-hypertensive treatment to reduce enlarged heart 0 None
2006-03-20 Pesticides more influential in causing cancer than previously thought 0 None
2006-03-19 Telephone support helps smokers quit 0 None
2006-03-19 Using nicotine gum or patches while still smoking may help smokers quit 0 None
2006-03-19 Discovery of new cell type in the part of the brain that processes our sense of smell 0 None
2006-03-19 Patterns of fMRI activity dissociate overlapping functional brain areas that respond to biological motion 0 None
2006-03-19 Salmonella research provides clues to antibiotic development 0 None
2006-03-19 Discovery of substance in the brain that is proven to cause memory loss 0 None
2006-03-19 Real-time molecule-by-molecule "movie" of protein production in live cells 0 1
2006-03-19 New understanding of the critical molecular factors that permit viruses to jump from one species to another 0 None
2006-03-19 Vaccinated adults less likely to die from pneumonia 0 None
2006-03-19 NHGRI announces comprehensive strategy to identify structural variation in human genome 0 None
2006-03-17 Tobacco giants gain $4.1 billion from Hollywood films with smoking 0 None
2006-03-16 Strange behaviour blamed on sleeping pills 0 None
2006-03-16 Protein complex in brain may be key to Alzheimer's 0 None
2006-03-16 Chillies send prostate cancer cells on a suicidal path 0 None
2006-03-15 New model is able to accurately predict survival for patients with heart failure 0 None
2006-03-15 European research brings us a step closer to a better understanding of psychiatric disorders 0 None
2006-03-15 Researchers use computer simulations to mimic DNA mess inside the nucleus 0 None
2006-03-15 Association between leptin and asthma in adults 0 None
2006-03-15 Coronary artery heart disease in Ireland halved since the mid 80s 0 None
2006-03-15 Coffee reduces risk of alcohol-induced pancreatitis 0 None
2006-03-15 Researchers identify new form of superior memory syndrome 0 None
2006-03-15 Salt substitution in rural China would cut hypertension rates 0 None
2006-03-15 Profound alterations in the brain mechanisms that regulate motivated behavior with addiction 0 None
2006-03-14 Researchers to investigate links between asthma and genes 0 None
2006-03-14 Researchers find viable new sources for stem cell transplants to the heart 0 None
2006-03-14 Yale researchers identifiy a gene that protects the body against kidney stones 0 None
2006-03-14 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs unlikely to stop HIV spread 0 None
2006-03-13 Psychological wellbeing has biological consequences 0 None
2006-03-13 Hormone C-type natriuretic peptide protects the heart muscle from thickening abnormally 0 None
2006-03-13 Evidence grows about low number getting medical help for bladder problems 0 None
2006-03-13 Link between learning results and working memory 0 None
2006-03-13 Low pressure and low oxygen factors in DVT and long flights 0 None
2006-03-13 Australian researchers find key 'go-betweeen' in heart disease 0 None
2006-03-13 Researchers find a way to make plants produce more antigens needed for vaccines 0 None
2006-03-13 Liverpool scientists discover how coffee can reduce the risk of alcohol-induced pancreatitis 0 None
2006-03-13 New method to increase the efficiency of contrast radiology 0 None
2006-03-13 Filter more effective than diuretics for heart failure 0 None
2006-03-13 Emergency departments score poorly in child-saving drills 0 None
2006-03-13 Researchers test system at Cleveland-area hospitals that address family decision-making 0 None
2006-03-13 Smoking and CYP2D6 gene avert Parkinson's 0 None
2006-03-13 Researchers synthesize nisin in a test tube 0 None
2006-03-13 High levels of a salivary protein IL-1-beta associated with increased bone loss 0 None
2006-03-13 RvE1 protects from inflammation and bone loss in experimental periodontitis 0 None
2006-03-13 New AF267B drug reverses key cognitive deficits, pathology in Alzheimer's 0 None
2006-03-13 Stroke researchers have traced the major cause of the death of brain cells 0 None
2006-03-13 Menthol discovery could point towards new pain therapies 0 None
2006-03-13 Components found in red wine can help prevent periodontal diseases 0 None
2006-03-13 Photodynamic therapy may be an effective treatment for infections of the oral cavity 0 None
2006-03-13 A more accurate method for measuring blood levels of endothelial progenitor cells 0 None
2006-03-13 A map of recent positive selection in the human genome 0 None
2006-03-13 Completely novel approach to fighting HIV infections 0 None
2006-03-13 New test for detecting small amounts of proteins in the blood 0 None
2006-03-13 Transplanting a pair of kidneys with limited function into one patient may offer one solution to short supply of donated kidneys 0 None
2006-03-13 Tinnitus and its effect on working memory and attention 0 5
2006-03-13 Disturbance of serotonin can lead to sudden infant death syndrome 0 None
2006-03-13 Wobble pairs make RNA more reactive 0 None
2006-03-13 Anxiety restricts blood flow in some patients 0 None
2006-03-09 Pills containing plant sterols lower LDL cholesterol 0 None
2006-03-09 Nematode hormone discovery may aid fight against parasitic disease 0 5
2006-03-09 Thalidomide, Lenalidomide show promise against Lou Gehrig's disease 0 None
2006-03-09 University of Michigan researchers target stubborn gram-negative bacteria 0 None
2006-03-09 Research challenges theories on the organization of the visual system 0 None
2006-03-09 Penn researchers study link between potassium and sodium channels aiming at new treatments for neurological diseases 0 None
2006-03-09 Researchers find compound that interferes with the pathogenic effects of Huntington's disease 0 None
2006-03-09 Important milestone in understanding the neural circuitry that coordinates walking movements 0 None
2006-03-09 G protein-coupled receptors cool passion of 'kiss and run' nerve cells 0 None
2006-03-09 Details of protein-cleaving complex key to microbe's survival may improve drug design 0 None
2006-03-09 Genetic switch that turns off an oxygen-poor cell's combustion engine - finding has potential to limit toxic molecules 0 5
2006-03-09 Sex chromosome genes influence aggression 0 None
2006-03-09 ATF2 protein may play a crucial role in cancer's ability to resist chemotherapy and radiation treatment 0 None
2006-03-09 Taipan venom may stop excessive bleeding during vascular surgery 0 None
2006-03-08 Inflammation is a crucial and dangerous step in the development of obesity 0 None
2006-03-08 Major biomarker candidates for Alzheimer's disease explored 0 None
2006-03-08 Scientists fight leukaemia with 'natural killer' cells 0 None
2006-03-07 Scientists find brain function most important to maths ability 0 None
2006-03-07 Dual functions of sight - perception and action - demonstrated for first time 0 None
2006-03-07 Potential new treatment for Huntington and Parkinson patients 0 None
2006-03-07 Some people are more than twice as likely to become depressed as others 0 None
2006-03-07 Genes play a key role in stress response 0 None
2006-03-07 Researchers discover cause of episodic ataxia type-2 0 5
2006-03-07 Newly identified biomarkers may help reverse the ageing process 0 None
2006-03-07 Chocolate milk could be key to longer life 0 None
2006-03-07 Researchers gain key insights into how different types of infection-fighting T-cells survive 0 None
2006-03-07 Johns Hopkins scientists identify protein fragment which may lead to a simple test for multiple sclerosis 0 None
2006-03-07 Essential information - how to deal with a serious allergic reaction 0 None
2006-03-07 Mutant genes trigger AMD but may lighten the way to new treatments 0 None
2006-03-07 Europeans take sleep research to a new level 0 None
2006-03-07 Interferon-producing killer dendritic cell speeds up immune reactions and fights cancer 0 None
2006-03-07 Researchers see individual differences in brain activation depending on person's preferences or aversions to risk 0 None
2006-03-07 Reparative cells offers new avenue for fighting multiple sclerosis 0 None
2006-03-06 Researchers identify brain activity that determines if something will be remembered 0 None
2006-03-06 MMR survey reveals deep distrust of government health advice 0 None
2006-03-06 Genetic background to ravages of obesity 0 None
2006-03-01 Cannabis destroys cancer cells 0 4
2006-03-01 Treating orthopaedic trauma during pregnancy - most testing and treatments safe for fetuses and mothers 0 None
2006-03-01 Fibulins inhibit both tumor growth and blood-vessel formation 0 None
2006-03-01 New method for examining how radiation damages body tissue 0 None
2006-03-01 Sperm banking should be a routine part of treatment for teenage cancer patients 0 None
2006-03-01 Ancient DNA helps unearth potential hemophilia therapy 0 None
2006-03-01 Defective apoptosis of dendritic cells can be a critical component of autoimmune diseases 0 None
2006-03-01 Scientists reprogramme malignant melanoma cells to become normal pigment cells 0 None
2006-03-01 Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) reduces angina 0 None
2006-03-01 Cell-death mechanism linked to developmental and degenerative brain disorders 0 None
2006-03-01 Research shows promise for the advancement of cancer and stem-cell research 0 None
2006-03-01 Night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease 0 None
2006-03-01 Researchers edge closer to cardiac tissue engineering 0 None
2006-03-01 New findings on epoetin alfa for anemia 0 None
2006-03-01 Can stem cell research lead the way to affordability? 0 None
2006-03-01 The legal and ethical issues associated with human embryonic stem cell research 0 None
2006-03-01 Effects of stress on the brain could trigger Alzheimer's 0 None


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