Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - September 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-09-30 First genetic research model of retina receptors 0 None
2008-09-30 Discovery of genetic link between obesity and colon cancer risk 0 None
2008-09-30 Molecule provides new understanding of cause of colon cancer 0 None
2008-09-30 New gout gene discovery 0 None
2008-09-30 Experts say heart patients should be screened for depression 0 None
2008-09-30 Danish study provides new information on hormone replacement therapy and the risk of heart attacks 0 None
2008-09-30 Cancer Research UK and Astex Therapeutics join forces to develop new anti-cancer treatment 0 None
2008-09-30 A DNA-based vaccine shows promise against avian flu 0 None
2008-09-29 Tuberculosis bacterium uses its sugar coat to sweeten its chances of living in lungs 0 None
2008-09-29 Immune system hurts as well as fights cancer - discovery could lead to new cancer treatments with fewer side effects 0 None
2008-09-29 Multiple sclerosis patients have higher spinal fluid levels of suspicious immune molecule 0 None
2008-09-29 Statins shown not to increase the risk of Lou Gehrig's disease 0 None
2008-09-29 Existing anti-obesity drugs may be effective against flu, hepatitis and HIV 0 None
2008-09-29 Gap in black, white new cancer diagnoses narrowing in Missouri; mortality rate gap falling more slowly, study finds 0 None
2008-09-28 Infants who focus on mouths rather eyes could be autistic 0 None
2008-09-28 New way to control protein activity could lead to cancer therapies 0 None
2008-09-25 Discovery offers new understanding of diabetes drug target 0 None
2008-09-25 Social class dictates cancer risk 0 None
2008-09-25 New pig model of cystic fibrosis provides better understanding of human disease 0 None
2008-09-25 Researchers investigate impact of stress on police officers' physical and mental health 0 None
2008-09-25 Gene variant boosts risk of fatty liver disease 0 None
2008-09-25 Chocoholics jump for joy - chocolate protects from heart attacks 0 None
2008-09-25 Science backs old fashioned belief in the healing powers of honey 1 1
2008-09-24 Discovery provides model for Alzheimer's breakthrough 0 None
2008-09-24 Major study aims for new approaches to cardiovascular disease management 0 None
2008-09-24 Research continues to support arguments against alcoholic energy drinks 0 None
2008-09-24 Improving mental health from Bristol to Santiago 0 None
2008-09-24 Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries 0 None
2008-09-23 Study of 'Big Eaters' could lead to better asthma treatments 0 None
2008-09-23 Stopping smoking reduces postoperative complications 0 None
2008-09-23 Research evaluates acupressure for chemo induced nausea 0 None
2008-09-23 Isoflavone dietary supplement improves the functioning of the arteries in stroke patients 0 None
2008-09-23 New research blames pollution and everyday allergens for laryngitis 0 None
2008-09-23 Binge drinkers influenced by the culture they live in 0 None
2008-09-23 Family history of brain tumours increases the risk 0 None
2008-09-22 Sweet smells mean sweet dreams 0 None
2008-09-22 Sun exposure may have an anti-melanoma effect 0 None
2008-09-21 New type of gene manipulation therapy offers hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers 0 5
2008-09-21 Research provides new insights into how cells accessorize their proteins 0 None
2008-09-18 Researchers to look at relationship between tinnitus and defects in the inner ear 0 None
2008-09-18 No such thing as a 'safe' suntan 0 None
2008-09-18 Experts say guidelines for ATV's are not safe 0 None
2008-09-17 Discovery of promising new chemotherapy target for a deadly form of leukemia 0 None
2008-09-17 Muscle stem cell identity confirmed 0 None
2008-09-17 New tool for early diagnosis of breast cancer 0 None
2008-09-17 Triple cocktail of medicines to tackle stroke risk 0 None
2008-09-17 A blood marker may indicate Alzheimer's risk 0 None
2008-09-17 Cardiologists find old-fashioned physical exams just as good for assessing heart failure as new technology 0 None
2008-09-17 Genetic screening effective for initial HIV treatment 0 None
2008-09-17 New research puts FDA under pressure over BPA 0 None
2008-09-17 Who you fancy depends on your testosterone level 0 None
2008-09-17 Flies reveal immune cell response to tumour and tissue damage 0 None
2008-09-17 Australian researchers have new model to predict long-term survival of critically ill patients 0 None
2008-09-16 Prostate cancer genes behave like those in embryo 0 None
2008-09-16 Breast cancer vaccine could protect against aggressive HER2-positive breast tumours 0 None
2008-09-16 Study identifies immune response that enables TB bacteria to multiply, provides new target for TB drugs 0 None
2008-09-15 Variations in cyclin D1 gene increase susceptibility to malignant melanoma 0 None
2008-09-15 Parents of dying newborns need clearer explanation of options 0 None
2008-09-15 Sun-damaged skin does not improve with estrogen treatments 0 None
2008-09-15 Scientists identify ependymoma genes 0 5
2008-09-15 An 'HIV-test' equivalent for early detection of lung cancer 0 None
2008-09-15 Lung cancer in non-smokers is sixth biggest cancer killer 0 None
2008-09-15 Vaccine against HER2-positive breast cancer offers complete protection in lab 0 None
2008-09-15 Inherited one-hit gene mutation provides new opportunity for colon cancer prevention 0 None
2008-09-15 Scientists identify kidney failure susceptibility gene 0 None
2008-09-14 Speaking on a phone while driving puts drivers at significantly greater risk of collision 0 None
2008-09-14 Study shows high gum disease rates in rural Appalachia 0 None
2008-09-14 Scientists discover common variants in the human genome conferring risk of bladder cancer 0 None
2008-09-14 Neuroscientists discover a critical early step of memory formation 0 None
2008-09-14 Anti-inflammatory drugs may mask prostate cancer marker 0 4
2008-09-14 Depressed dialysis patients more likely to be hospitalized or die, researcher finds 0 None
2008-09-11 New research could hold the key to keeping older people fit for longer 0 None
2008-09-11 Scientists discover how to isolate cancer stem cells in tumors 0 None
2008-09-11 Newly discovered molecule promises better treatments for heart attacks, heart surgery 0 None
2008-09-11 Study finds if your self esteem is low, a 'faux relationship' can give you a boost 0 None
2008-09-11 Bad teeth, bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can lead to heart disease 0 3
2008-09-11 Clean teeth could save your life! 0 None
2008-09-10 World's largest-ever study of 'near-death' experiences 0 None
2008-09-10 New marker for raised intracranial pressure 0 None
2008-09-10 Infectious heart disease death rates rising again say scientists 0 None
2008-09-10 Protein opens hope of treatment for cystic fibrosis patients 0 None
2008-09-10 Herpes virus changes anti-herpes drug acyclovir to form that hinders AIDS virus 0 None
2008-09-10 Bleeding gums increase risk of heart disease 0 3
2008-09-10 Killing bacteria isn't enough to restore immune function after infection, researchers find 0 None
2008-09-10 Eastern Virginia Medical School receives $100 million grant from USAID for microbicide research 0 None
2008-09-10 Cryopreservation techniques bring hopes for women cancer victims and endangered species 0 None
2008-09-10 Tsunami survivors experienced complex trauma and grieving process according to research 0 None
2008-09-10 Many colorectal cancer survivors do not receive recommended follow-up screening 0 None
2008-09-10 Toll of war seen in increased suicide rates among young male veterans 0 None
2008-09-09 New technique in blood analysis may speed diagnosis of heart attacks 0 None
2008-09-09 Researchers find cause of severe metabolic disorders 0 None
2008-09-09 Food soil stuck to surfaces can hold bacteria in food processing factories 0 None
2008-09-09 Women just as likely to be unfaithful as men 0 3
2008-09-09 Discovery of gene that could help develop HIV/AIDS vaccine 0 None
2008-09-09 Physical activity can blunt the effect of obesity genes 0 None
2008-09-09 Vitamin may protect the ageing brain from memory loss 0 None
2008-09-08 Antibiotics still being over-prescribed by GPs 0 None
2008-09-08 Pharmacists reduce hospital visits for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 None
2008-09-08 The Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results 0 None
2008-09-08 Catching the blood cell bus gives fatal yeast infection a clean getaway 0 None
2008-09-08 Discovery of new link between gum disease and heart disease 0 None
2008-09-08 'Black sheep protein' key to cancer cell death 0 None
2008-09-08 Healthy individuals may be at risk for heart disease 0 None
2008-09-08 How fat, less important than where that fat is! 0 None
2008-09-08 Sweating and crying may help athletes prevent exercise-induced asthma 0 None
2008-09-08 Universal flu vaccine the 'Holy Grail' of flu shots 0 None
2008-09-07 Vietnamese-Americans have high risk for mental health problems, study finds 0 None
2008-09-07 Injections of N-acetyl cysteine may help 'chemobrain' 0 None
2008-09-07 Basil protects against harmful effects of ageing 0 None
2008-09-07 Patients at risk from unnecessary tubes 0 None
2008-09-07 Effectiveness of Mediterranean diet confirmed for chronic disease prevention 0 None
2008-09-04 Link found between Apobec3 gene and neutralizing antibody response to retrovirus 0 None
2008-09-04 Heavy snorers at increased risk of stroke 0 None
2008-09-04 New research settles measles vaccine/autism controversy 0 5
2008-09-04 The power of cigarettes not just down to nicotine 0 None
2008-09-04 Stress and depression compromising the safety of Australia's truck drivers 0 None
2008-09-04 Hallucinations in the flash of an eye 0 None
2008-09-03 Exercise reduces damage after therapeutic irradiation to the brain 0 None
2008-09-03 Older people can improve their memory and postpone dementia with exercise 0 None
2008-09-03 Monitoring immune responses in disease 0 None
2008-09-03 Hurricane Katrina increased mental and physical health problems in New Orleans by up to three times 0 None
2008-09-03 Oxidative stress: mechanism of cell death clarified 0 None
2008-09-03 New hope for treating common form of inherited neuromuscular disease 0 None
2008-09-02 Just a little exercise each day helps prevent memory deterioration 0 None
2008-09-02 Researchers find genetic proof on how osteoarthritis destroys cartilage 0 None
2008-09-02 Advances in cell therapy bring cure for diabetes step closer 0 None
2008-09-02 Vitamin B deficiency may cause vascular cognitive impairment 0 None
2008-09-02 New guidelines for dealing with earwax 0 None
2008-09-02 New discovery on growth factor - breakthrough for cancer research 0 None
2008-09-02 Millions face undiagnosed heart risk in the UK say researchers after mass screening 0 None
2008-09-02 The role played by drug-eluting stents in reducing acute myocardial infarction 0 None
2008-09-02 Older fathers more likely to have children with bipolar disorder 0 None
2008-09-02 A new knee or hip has a life of three years 0 None
2008-09-02 Researchers say heart bypass a better option than drug-eluting stents 0 None
2008-09-01 Atomic bomb's effect results in adult-onset thyroid cancer 0 None
2008-09-01 Playing and watching sports improves language skills 0 None
2008-09-01 Neuroimaging links chronic insomnia to reversible cognitive deficits without changes in behavior 0 None
2008-09-01 American Indian/Alaska natives have significantly higher alcohol-related death percentage than general population, CDC reports 0 None
2008-09-01 New biomarkers in acute cardiac care 0 None
2008-09-01 Intima media thickness of the carotid artery 0 None
2008-09-01 Reality television programmes fuelling demand for cosmetic surgery 0 None
2008-09-01 Save your life by taking the stairs instead of the lift 0 None
2008-09-01 Issues on cholesterol: diet, statins and genetics 0 None
2008-09-01 New genetic link to inflammatory bowel diseases discovered 0 None
2008-09-01 Genetic link discovered to common form of leukaemia 0 None
2008-09-01 Discovery of tumour growth enzyme could lead to new cancer drugs 0 None
2008-09-01 Faster heart rate linked to increased heart attack risk 0 None


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