Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - August 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-08-31 Best use of drug-eluting stents: When should they be avoided? 0 None
2008-08-31 DES in diabetic patients 0 None
2008-08-31 Genetic testing for sudden cardiac death 0 None
2008-08-31 Positive exercise testing in athletes: What does that mean? 0 None
2008-08-31 Should we use echocardiography to screen young athletes? 0 None
2008-08-31 TIME-CHF Trial: Elderly HF patients do not benefit from intensive medical therapy 1 None
2008-08-31 Sports-related sudden cardiac death is reduced by pre-participation cardiovascular screening 0 None
2008-08-31 Study points to one cause of higher rates of transplanted kidney rejection in blacks 0 None
2008-08-31 Blood vessel cells are instructed to form tube-like structures 0 None
2008-08-28 Researchers devise means to create blood by discovering earliest form of human blood stem cells 0 None
2008-08-28 Low levels of 'brain derived neurotrophic factor' may lead to obesity 0 None
2008-08-28 Antidepressants need new nerve cells to be effective 0 None
2008-08-28 Why transplanted insulin cells die 0 None
2008-08-28 New role for Natural Killer cells 0 None
2008-08-28 Depression drug Cymbalta eases chronic back pain 0 None
2008-08-28 Transformation of ordinary cells into insulin-makers improves symptoms of diabetes 0 None
2008-08-28 Older Aussies busy in bed 0 None
2008-08-27 Diazepam effects nerve cells in the brain reward system 0 2.5
2008-08-27 Berries show to have a genome-wide effect on the expression of genes involved in cancer development 0 None
2008-08-27 Over 10 million Americans are taking opioids 0 None
2008-08-27 Patients discontinuing statin medication following an acute myocardial infarction risk death 0 None
2008-08-27 Discovery of genes that may predispose to anxiety disorders 0 None
2008-08-27 UT Southwestern discovery may lead to new drug-abuse treatments 0 None
2008-08-27 High levels of toxic metals found in Ayurvedic medicines 0 None
2008-08-27 Chronic stress alters our genetic immune response 0 None
2008-08-27 Potential new targets for antidepressants 0 None
2008-08-27 Many people mistaken about the causes of cancer 0 None
2008-08-26 Global survey highlights need for cancer prevention campaigns to correct misbeliefs 0 None
2008-08-26 Early trigger for type-1 diabetes found in mice 0 None
2008-08-26 Role of vitamin D in kidney disease examined 0 5
2008-08-26 California's tobacco control program saved $86 billion in medical costs 0 None
2008-08-26 Burning incense ups the risk of respiratory tract cancers 0 None
2008-08-26 Premature births may be the result of undiagnosed infection 0 None
2008-08-26 Childhood pets may make adults snorers 0 None
2008-08-26 Asian-American/Pacific Islanders have higher survival rates than others for gastric cancers 0 None
2008-08-25 Normalizing tumor vessels to improve chemotherapy drug delivery 0 None
2008-08-25 Infections of amniotic fluid may be a significant cause of premature birth 0 5
2008-08-25 Could a substance from the jasmine flower hold the key to an effective new therapy to treat cancer? 0 None
2008-08-25 Breakthrough discovery may lead to new drugs to fight bird flu, other epidemics 0 None
2008-08-25 How memory deals with a change in plans 0 None
2008-08-25 Long term use of incense increases the risk of developing cancers of the respiratory tract 0 None
2008-08-25 Alcohol consumption can cause too much cell death, fetal abnormalities 0 None
2008-08-25 Century old rule of chemistry overturned - major implications for drug delivery 0 None
2008-08-25 Study reveals how blood flow force protects against atherosclerosis 0 None
2008-08-25 UT Southwestern scientists discover leptin can also aid type 1 diabetics 0 None
2008-08-25 Daily aspirin recommended for all middle-aged 0 None
2008-08-25 Sniffing out skin cancer by smell 0 None
2008-08-25 Gene responsible for rare and inherited, deadly childhood cancer discovered 0 None
2008-08-24 Researchers discover key allergy gene 0 None
2008-08-24 Brain study could lead to new understanding of depression 0 None
2008-08-24 Researchers discover key details of how rheumatoid arthritis destroys bone 0 None
2008-08-21 Obesity in elderly creating a ticking time bomb for health services in developed countries 0 None
2008-08-21 Australian scientist finds the key to overeating as we age 0 None
2008-08-21 Bath researchers study how cancer cells come unstuck 0 None
2008-08-21 A fitness test for DNA 0 None
2008-08-21 ICMT enzyme shows potential as target in treating blood cancer 0 None
2008-08-21 New sleep lab to benefit shift-workers 0 None
2008-08-21 Scientists uncover molecule that keeps pathogens like salmonella in check 0 None
2008-08-20 Brown fat points to new ways to fight obesity 0 None
2008-08-20 Skin odors used to detect basal cell carcinoma 0 None
2008-08-20 Bone marrow stem cells used to protect gastrointestinal tissue from autoimmune attack 0 None
2008-08-20 New research suggests inherited diabetes may play a role in rising rates 0 None
2008-08-20 New therapeutic approaches to protect neurons from inflammation and toxicity-induced neurodegeneration 0 None
2008-08-20 New discovery on how rheumatoid arthritis destroys bone 0 None
2008-08-20 Scientists engineer first drug-delivery particles capable of passing through human mucus 0 None
2008-08-20 Lycopene molecules in tomatoes could help fight cancer 0 None
2008-08-20 Teen cancer survival on the rise, but more work needed 0 None
2008-08-20 Type 2 diabetes linked to arsenic in drinking water 0 None
2008-08-20 Drugs and fruit juices - a combination to avoid 0 None
2008-08-20 Research indicates no justification for denying obese patients knee replacements 0 None
2008-08-20 Newly uncovered cells may be critical in psoriasis 0 None
2008-08-20 Simple bowel cancer test spots deadliest tumours 0 None
2008-08-19 Obesity raises risks of serious gastrointestinal diseases 0 None
2008-08-19 Clinical-scale generation of functional red blood cells from human embryonic stem cells 0 None
2008-08-19 Are your eyes a window to diabetes-related health issues? 0 None
2008-08-19 Rifamycin antibiotics attack tuberculosis bacteria with walls, not signals 0 None
2008-08-19 New discovery may lead to new drugs to regulate sleep 0 None
2008-08-18 Stanford develop method to overcome multiple drug resistant diseases 0 None
2008-08-18 Mosquitoes smell DEET and stay away 0 None
2008-08-18 Symmetry the key to sexual appeal 0 None
2008-08-18 What makes the human body attractive? 0 None
2008-08-17 Researchers warn of heart risks from energy drinks 0 2.5
2008-08-17 Hyaluronic hydrogels provide scaffolding for growth of bone cells 0 None
2008-08-17 Cancer signatures uncovered 0 None
2008-08-17 By amplifying cell death signals, scientists make precancerous cells self-destruct 0 None
2008-08-14 Sngle-walled carbon nanotubes used as cancer drug delivery vehicles 0 3
2008-08-14 Discovery of major genetic cause of colorectal cancer 0 None
2008-08-14 Blood pressure response to daily stress provides clues for better hypertension treatment 0 None
2008-08-14 Researchers find Leishmaniasis parasites evade death by exploiting the immune response to sand fly bites 0 None
2008-08-14 Universal gene signaling mechanism identified by UB molecular researchers 0 None
2008-08-14 URMC & NIH partner to expand, accelerate clinical research in neurological diseases 0 None
2008-08-13 Researchers show how DNA repairs may reshape the genome 0 None
2008-08-13 New understanding of how white blood cell eosiniphils fights infection 0 None
2008-08-13 A snooze button for the circadian clock 0 None
2008-08-13 Robot controlled by biological brain provides insights into how the brain works 0 None
2008-08-13 Fame matters more than beauty in consumer behaviour 0 None
2008-08-13 Cheap drug combo stops breast cancer in its tracks 0 None
2008-08-12 Precisely targeted radiation therapy can control limited cancer spread 0 None
2008-08-12 Ruthenium used to sucker punch cancer 0 3
2008-08-12 In-depth review of current research on the health effects of vitamin D 0 None
2008-08-12 MicroRNAs help control blood-vessel development 0 None
2008-08-12 Yes it's possible to be fit and fat as well! 0 None
2008-08-11 Australian researchers reveal how cancers become more aggressive 0 None
2008-08-11 Researchers identify molecular mechanism underlying a genetic brain malformation called holoprosencephaly 0 None
2008-08-11 Scientists identify microRNA that controls blood vessel development - therapeutic target for a number of diseases 0 None
2008-08-11 Newly discovered molecular switch creates new path to study birth defects and cancer 0 None
2008-08-11 Finding cancer's original cell key to treatments 0 None
2008-08-11 Cancer survival secrets discovered by Australian researchers 0 None
2008-08-11 Medulloblastoma originates in normal brain "stem" cells that turn malignant 0 None
2008-08-11 Prions can survive in the ground for several years 0 None
2008-08-11 Researchers solve structure of enzyme vital for DNA repair 0 None
2008-08-11 Bristol University receives new funds for research into stress and the brain 0 None
2008-08-11 New research finds way to switch off breast cancer and leukaemia 0 None
2008-08-11 Therapies which boost the clearance of faulty proteins in cells may slow down ageing 0 None
2008-08-10 New treatment in the pipeline for leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2008-08-10 Dopamine and Parkinson's 0 3.7
2008-08-10 Gab2 signalling protein switches off breast cancer and leukaemia 0 None
2008-08-10 RNAi used to dramatically suppress HIV infection in an organism 0 None
2008-08-10 Research finds a role for the GABA neurotransmitter in maintaining energy balance 0 None
2008-08-10 COMT gene variation affects fear processing, anxiety 0 5
2008-08-10 First cigarette "buzz", addiction linked to gene 0 None
2008-08-10 Discovery of obesity genes 0 None
2008-08-08 Molecular bridge serves as a tether for a cell's nucleus 0 None
2008-08-08 Small changes can make big health solutions 0 None
2008-08-06 New understanding on how Chilli peppers increase metabolism and body temperature 0 None
2008-08-06 Researchers show how new chemotherapy drugs kill cancerous tumors 0 None
2008-08-06 Discovery of vital key to cancer 0 None
2008-08-06 Genetic biomarker linked to subcutaneous growth hormone dose-response 0 None
2008-08-06 Recipe for cell reprogramming adds protein 0 None
2008-08-06 How short RNAs influence many proteins 0 None
2008-08-05 Findings may aid in bone marrow transplants, blood diseases 0 None
2008-08-05 Happiness makes you live longer 0 None
2008-08-05 Scientists identify possible cause of endometriosis 0 None
2008-08-05 Revolutionary technique that could reduce lifelong drugs for transplant patients shows promising findings 0 None
2008-08-04 High dose shot of vitamin C halts the spread of cancer 0 5
2008-08-04 Testosterone and body fat are controlled by the same genes 0 None
2008-08-04 Human brains pay a price for being big 0 None
2008-08-04 Genetic discovery may lead to new blood test for people at high risk for cancer 0 None
2008-08-04 Scientists discover link between DNA copy number changes and cancer risk 0 None
2008-08-04 Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice 0 None
2008-08-04 Anti-reflux surgery - research may lead to changes in treatment recommendations 0 None
2008-08-04 Exercise enhancing pill in the pipeline 0 None
2008-08-04 Garlic supplements may help control high blood pressure 1 3
2008-08-03 Cannabinoid cell surface receptor plays a tumor-suppressing role in human colorectal cancer 1 None
2008-08-03 Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions 0 None
2008-08-03 Survival of the fittest: even cancer cells follow the laws of evolution 0 None
2008-08-03 Variation in TNFAIP3 gene - cutting the brakes on the immune system 0 None
2008-08-03 Researchers examine link between prenatal vitamin D levels and schizophrenia 0 None
2008-08-03 Researchers discover novel kind of learning gene 0 None


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