Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - May 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-05-31 MicroRNAs grease the cell's circadian clockwork 0 None
2009-05-31 Combination of gene therapy and induced pluripotent stem cells cure human genetic disease in vitro 0 None
2009-05-31 New research sheds light on ways to improve treatment for aggressive breast cancer 0 None
2009-05-31 Genetic profiling reveals genes active in the earliest brain circuit construction 0 None
2009-05-31 Better treatment selection and improved therapies hold the key to improving prognosis in acute heart failure 0 5
2009-05-31 Moderate alcohol consumption reduces risk of gallstones 0 None
2009-05-28 Low vitamin D levels in blacks could contribute to higher rates of cancer, other diseases, researcher says 0 2
2009-05-28 Warning on athletes’ use of prescription drugs 0 4
2009-05-28 Genomic research lays groundwork for new approaches for treating, preventing skin diseases 0 None
2009-05-28 Adult bone marrow stem cells injected into skeletal muscle can repair heart tissue 0 3.9
2009-05-28 Discovery of biochemical signals that help immune cells remember how to fight infection 0 None
2009-05-27 Many of the costs of gambling are hidden and crime-related 0 4
2009-05-27 Extra calories not lack of exercise causing obesity 0 5
2009-05-27 Experimental therapy uses immune system to boost cure rate in neuroblastoma 0 None
2009-05-27 Psychiatrists begin revising diagnostic manual for mental illnesses 0 None
2009-05-27 Brain activation can predict strategies people use to make risky decisions 0 None
2009-05-27 To spread, skin cancer attacks immune dendritic cells 0 None
2009-05-27 More evidence that pressure to be "attractive" provokes negative outcomes 0 None
2009-05-27 Stem cell breakthrough restores sight to sufferers of corneal disease 0 5
2009-05-27 Vitamin D and Calcium supplements help prevent bone fracture in the elderly 0 4.5
2009-05-27 Humans may be genetically programmed to care about the long-term future, finds new study of behaviour 0 None
2009-05-27 Poor adherence to healthy lifestyle habits in U.S. adults 0 5
2009-05-26 Revealed - the culprit gene in hair loss! 0 3.6
2009-05-26 Research looks at common health problems affecting seniors 0 None
2009-05-26 Drug-eluting stents more effective than bare-metal stents in heart attack patients 1 None
2009-05-26 Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer 0 5
2009-05-26 Neuroscientists reach consensus on how the brain processes speech and language 0 None
2009-05-26 Terminally ill patients and their physicians delay conversations about end-of-life choices, study finds 0 None
2009-05-26 Active ingredient in green tea shows promise in leukemia trials 0 None
2009-05-26 Novel chemotherapy and biological agents brings dramatic increase in metastatic colon cancer survival 0 None
2009-05-26 Discovery of entirely new mechanism that promotes blood clot formation 0 5
2009-05-26 Arthritis drug Abatacept may be effective in fighting the flu 1 3
2009-05-26 WHO-International Atomic Energy Agency join forces to fight cancer in developing countries 0 None
2009-05-26 Scientists discover stem cell clue to lung cancer development 2 4.8
2009-05-26 Comprehensive cardiogenetic testing for families of sudden unexplained death victims can save lives 0 None
2009-05-26 The neurobiology of music perception and production related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment behavior? 0 None
2009-05-26 Perceived barriers to treatment for adolescent depression 0 None
2009-05-26 New mouse model provides insight into human neuronal diseases 0 None
2009-05-25 Discovery of genetic link between periodontitis and heart attack 0 5
2009-05-25 Evidence supports use of online-based programs for smoking cessation 0 None
2009-05-25 Statins may help prevent stroke recurrence 0 5
2009-05-25 Scientists cure mice of muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome 0 5
2009-05-25 Heart protein saves muscle 0 None
2009-05-25 Impaired ability to monitor behavior, emotions may underlie vulnerability to drugs; suggests new targets for treatment 0 None
2009-05-25 Opposites attract and genetics influence why you choose your partner 0 3.5
2009-05-25 Researchers unlock mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine 0 2
2009-05-24 Deadly skin cancer cases hit record high 0 None
2009-05-24 Recognition for pioneering stem cell research to mend broken bones 0 None
2009-05-24 Psychologists find that head movement is more important than gender in nonverbal communication 0 None
2009-05-22 Milk may help build muscle - with or without exercise! 0 4.7
2009-05-22 Double the number of Australians now being treated for heroin addiction 0 None
2009-05-22 Scientists shed new light on why pancreatic cancer drugs can fail 1 None
2009-05-22 Tamed virus wipes out cancer safely 0 5
2009-05-22 Cancer drugs erlotinib and gefitinib might treat alcoholism 0 None
2009-05-22 Simple genetic test determines transplant drug tolerance 0 None
2009-05-22 Research looks at ways to reduce the over-prescribing of antibiotics 0 None
2009-05-22 New direction needed for obesity research 0 None
2009-05-22 Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized 1 2
2009-05-22 Researchers discuss combined approach to maximize benefits and minimize risks of stem cell therapy 0 None
2009-05-22 Research details function of key protein in cancer spread 0 None
2009-05-22 Protein discovery provides new targets for drugs that could extend the healthy years of life 0 None
2009-05-22 Research suggests role of low vitamin D in cancer 0 None
2009-05-21 Novel method stimulates growth of new neurons in adult brain 0 None
2009-05-21 Study offers new insights into morphine-induced tolerance and increased pain sensitivity 0 None
2009-05-20 Vitamin D found in fish improves cognitive function 0 4.5
2009-05-20 A new slow-release hydrogen sulfide donating molecule may hold the key to the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs 0 None
2009-05-20 People with Down syndrome may have more cancer-protective genes 0 None
2009-05-20 Junk DNA may not be so ‘junky’ after all 3 None
2009-05-20 Twins born after fertility treatment have a higher risk of problems at birth and in the first three years of life 0 None
2009-05-20 Nanoparticles used to stimulate growth of new neurons in adult brain 1 3
2009-05-20 Couples to rely on new male contraceptive for new trial 0 None
2009-05-20 Bacteria of the Yersinia genus possess a unique protein thermometer 0 None
2009-05-19 Chinese body and mind training gets results with students in just 5 days! 2 5
2009-05-19 Discovery of proteins underlying devastating brain diseases 0 None
2009-05-19 Blood pressure lowering drugs should be offered to anyone old enough to be at risk of a heart attack or stroke 0 None
2009-05-19 People with darker skin might be more susceptible to nicotine addiction 0 None
2009-05-19 Adult stem cells from bone marrow can deliver cancer-killing proteins to tumors 0 None
2009-05-19 A new path for cocaine addiction research 0 None
2009-05-19 Doctors often miss whooping cough diagnosis in teens 0 5
2009-05-19 Aerosol delivery of antibiotics via nanoparticles 0 3
2009-05-19 Protein neuregulin 1 critical to insulating the body's wiring could also become treatment target 0 None
2009-05-19 Genetic variations may contribute to depression in heart disease patients 0 None
2009-05-19 Decoding the human brain 0 5
2009-05-19 Would eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day really benefit everyone? 0 1
2009-05-19 Drinking too much cola causes muscle problems 0 3
2009-05-19 Safe for passengers with lung disease to travel by air 0 None
2009-05-18 Obesity appears to play a protective role in heart disease 0 2.5
2009-05-18 Relationship discovered between tumors and depression 0 None
2009-05-18 Discovery in colon cancer prevention 0 None
2009-05-18 Disruption of immune-system pathway key step in cancer progression 0 None
2009-05-18 Asian-Americans in California adopting unhealthy sun-exposure behaviors 0 1
2009-05-18 Trends in gallbladder cancer over forty years 0 None
2009-05-18 Weight loss in seniors may increase risk of dementia 0 None
2009-05-18 Protein synaptotagmin-IV helps maintain an efficient brain 0 None
2009-05-18 Study comparing partial and complete smoking bans finds no significant difference in impact on employment 6 1
2009-05-18 Computer model predicts how brain tumors grow and evolve 0 5
2009-05-18 Curcumin suppresses fat tissue growth in rodent models 3 5
2009-05-18 Research points to a new way to protect kidneys threatened by insufficient blood or toxins 0 None
2009-05-18 New hope for warding off diabetes nerve loss 0 None
2009-05-18 The impact of third hand smoke on risk for genetic mutations wins Addiction Science Award 0 None
2009-05-17 Saffron could stop blindness and cure eye disease 4 3.8
2009-05-17 Snoring and sleep apnoea damage the brain 0 5
2009-05-17 Gene transfer technology may lead to an HIV vaccine 0 None
2009-05-17 Genetic basis for environmental and occupational respiratory diseases 0 None
2009-05-17 Could sleep be a critical component to maintaining a healthy body weight? 0 None
2009-05-17 Transplant patients experience worse outcomes from cancer 0 None
2009-05-17 Pazopanib shows promise for aggressive thyroid cancer 0 5
2009-05-17 Biological timekeeper studies reveal new temperature regulator and track clock protein across a day 0 None
2009-05-17 Amino acid glutamine show promise in treating stomach ulcers 0 3
2009-05-17 A link found between atrial fibrillation and Alzheimer's disease 1 5
2009-05-17 Study compares aspirin types 0 5
2009-05-17 New system to deliver siRNA into primary cells 0 None
2009-05-15 Genetic signature may predict patient response to GIST therapy 0 None
2009-05-15 Researchers unravel key mechanism in pathogenesis of osteoporosis 0 None
2009-05-15 A relationship found between cancer stem cells and prognosis in primary breast cancer 0 None
2009-05-15 Chronic infection clearly linked to key immunity protein 0 None
2009-05-15 Determining success or failure in cholesterol-controlling drugs 0 5
2009-05-15 Ginger reduces post-chemotherapy nausea 1 5
2009-05-15 New therapy improves chances of living disease-free with neuroblastoma 0 None
2009-05-15 Cytomegalovirus may cause high blood pressure 0 5
2009-05-15 The end of the line for existing stem cell research? 0 None
2009-05-15 Old diabetes drug Metformin teaches experts new tricks 0 5
2009-05-15 Researchers show the effectiveness of folic acid in preventing congenital heart defects 0 None
2009-05-15 Teens risky sexual behaviour makes dads up the care level 0 4
2009-05-15 Obese, older and poorer Australians get more chronic diseases 0 None
2009-05-13 Discovery of molecule ‘superfamily’ that causes melanoma apread 0 5
2009-05-13 Researchers demonstrate the immunological effects of ginseng 0 None
2009-05-13 Research shows how cocaine regulates gene expression in a crucial reward region 0 None
2009-05-13 Previous experiences invaluable for complex decision making, according to new brain research 0 None
2009-05-13 New tool helps predict risk of Alzheimer's in seniors 0 None
2009-05-13 Anti-viral ribavirin may prove effective in treatment of many cancers 0 None
2009-05-13 New insights into immune exhaustion 1 None
2009-05-13 Diuretic drug works best at reducing risk of heart failure in hypertension 0 5
2009-05-13 Clues about how blood forms could yield new strategies for treating blood diseases 0 None
2009-05-13 Alzheimer's vaccine slows progression of inclusion body myositis 4 4
2009-05-13 Promising new targets for medications to treat cocaine addiction 0 1
2009-05-13 University of Liverpool awarded £2.2 million for genomics hub 0 None
2009-05-13 Molecular superfamily causes melanoma spread 0 None
2009-05-13 Australian youths use labels to pick strongest drink at lowest cost 0 3
2009-05-13 Support the key to maintaining that weight loss 0 1
2009-05-12 Radical blow for snotty arteries 0 5
2009-05-12 Sodium bicarbonate based hydration is optimal treatment strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy 0 None
2009-05-12 Research looks at advanced radiation therapy technique for pancreatic cancer 1 None
2009-05-12 Discovery of pathway that reactivate myelin repair 0 5
2009-05-12 Negative mood-related drinking may mean vulnerability for major depression and alcohol dependence 0 None
2009-05-12 Research suggests potential new treatment for anxiety disorders and depression 0 5
2009-05-12 Research shows speech recognition problems independent of hearing loss 0 None
2009-05-12 Aspirin lowers risk of stroke in peripheral artery disease 0 None
2009-05-12 Healthy living helps older, overweight cancer survivors reduce functional decline 0 None
2009-05-12 New guidelines on when to repeat bone mineral density tests for their patients 0 None
2009-05-12 Formaldehyde exposure among industrial workers linked to greater risk of cancers of the blood and lymphatic system 0 None
2009-05-12 Ability to problem solve influenced by your movement 0 None
2009-05-12 Research shows link between appetite and elderly mortality 0 None
2009-05-12 New understanding of role ZBP1 gene plays in breast cancer 0 None
2009-05-12 Meditation may increase gray matter 0 5
2009-05-12 Pioneering technique for treatment of liver tumours 0 None
2009-05-12 Oxidation of potassium channel in cells linked to loss of neuronal function in aging 0 5
2009-05-12 Omega-three fatty acid rich foods lower risk for eye disease 0 None
2009-05-12 Magnetization Transfer Imaging shows structural changes in Tourette's syndrome 0 None
2009-05-12 New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new diabetes treatments 0 5
2009-05-12 Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience lasting or late-appearing neuropsychological problems 0 4
2009-05-12 High-caloric exercise reduces risks in heart patients the most 0 None
2009-05-12 Discovery of genetic cause of luminal-type tumors 0 None
2009-05-12 Smoking makes it harder for brain blood flow to recover from long-term heavy drinking 0 None
2009-05-12 South Pacific drink Kava safe and effective in reducing anxiety 0 5
2009-05-12 Trial compares acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for back pain 0 None
2009-05-12 New genetic clues to treatment of hypertension 0 None
2009-05-12 Building a bridge from Alzheimer's disease to diabetes and vice versa 0 None
2009-05-12 FHL2 protein regulates blood vessel maintenance 0 None
2009-05-12 Urban dwellers at greater risk of late-stage cancer 0 None
2009-05-12 Nearly one-third of cancer studies report conflicts of interest 0 None
2009-05-11 Discovery of eight previously unknown genes that affect blood pressure 0 None
2009-05-11 Seniors need more sun! 0 None
2009-05-11 Closer to an effective treatment for gum disease in smokers 0 None
2009-05-11 Self-reported diagnosis of heart disease: Less than one in five heart problems are diagnosed before symptoms appear 0 None
2009-05-11 Discovery of major new treatment target in diseased arteries 0 None
2009-05-11 New research challenges image of sex offenders as insecure loners 0 2.5
2009-05-11 Scientific publishing giant guilty of some shonky behaviour 0 None
2009-05-11 Extra calories rather than lack of exercise the culprit in obesity epidemic 0 3.7
2009-05-10 Vibration plate machines may aid weight loss and trim abdominal fat 0 None
2009-05-10 Increased food intake alone explains the increase in body weight in the United States 0 None
2009-05-07 Nowhere to go: How stigma limits the options of female drug users after release from jail 0 None
2009-05-07 Cell's split personality is a major discovery into neurological diseases 0 None
2009-05-07 X-rays help predict permanent bone damage from bisphosphonates 0 None
2009-05-07 Brain cell mechanism for decision making also underlies judgment about certainty 0 None
2009-05-07 MRI research may lead to new methods for diagnosing ADHD and other mental health disorders 2 1
2009-05-07 Kidney disease patients reap rewards of prevention 0 None
2009-05-07 New understanding on mechanisms of early stage liver reperfusion injury 0 None
2009-05-07 Salad herb shows potential gastric anti-ulcer activity 0 None
2009-05-07 Pioneering new tests and treatments for tackling airways disease highlighted 0 None
2009-05-07 Many seniors at risk of malnutrition 0 None
2009-05-07 Research confirms benefits of mobile health screening program to help diagnose at-risk populations 0 None
2009-05-07 Low blood pressure may increase risk of heart attack and stroke 0 None
2009-05-07 Colour-coded traffic light nutrition labels work for consumers 0 None
2009-05-06 Research looks at contact lens risks and benefits 0 None
2009-05-06 Studies indicate why females do not fare as well as men in undergoing angioplasty for heart attacks 0 None
2009-05-06 Anti-clotting action of clopidogrel (Plavix) reduced by common heartburn drugs 0 5
2009-05-06 Attitudes toward tobacco industry linked to smoking behavior 0 None
2009-05-06 Listening to music can change the way you judge facial emotions 0 None
2009-05-06 Discovery of gene key to Alzheimer's-like reversal 0 None
2009-05-06 Loss of stromal protein major new prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer 0 None
2009-05-06 Neuroglobin making gene tied to Alzheimer's 0 None
2009-05-06 Three genes play a role in breast cancer's spread to the brain 0 None
2009-05-06 Prevalence and physiological predictors of sleep apnea in patients with heart failure 0 None
2009-05-06 Rarefaction for gene discovery 0 None
2009-05-06 Discovery of method to neutralize tumor growth in embryonic stem cell therapy 0 None
2009-05-06 Social class exerts much influence on teenagers' diet and weight 0 None
2009-05-06 Understanding why non-smokers develop lung cancer among research projects funded by Canadian Cancer Society 0 None
2009-05-06 Mushrooms may boost the body's natural immune system 0 None
2009-05-05 CT scans increase cancer risk estimates in multiply-imaged emergency department patients 0 None
2009-05-05 Elevated level of certain protein in urine linked to increased risk for blood clots 0 None
2009-05-05 Study shows beneficial effects statins may have on gastrointestinal disorders 0 None
2009-05-05 Research shows why certain atherosclerotic lesions can turn deadly 0 5
2009-05-05 Estrogen plays a key role in how the brain processes sounds 0 None
2009-05-05 Drugs designed to tackle endoplasmic reticulum stress might be useful in treating heart disease 0 None
2009-05-05 Research highlights importance of socializing over food 0 None
2009-05-05 New DEAR1 gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer 0 None
2009-05-05 Scientists coax skin cells to behave like muscle cells and vice versa 0 None
2009-05-05 Scientists create human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes the Hepatitis C virus 0 None
2009-05-05 Snippet of RNA helps make individuals alike 0 None
2009-05-05 Researchers target telomeres to attack tumors 0 5
2009-05-05 Potential molecular target for new schizophrenia treatments 0 None
2009-05-05 Small molecules might block mutant protein production in Huntington's disease 0 None
2009-05-05 Zinc supplementation can be ineffective in the treatment of diarrhea 0 None
2009-05-04 Discovery of genetic marker linked to the risk of acetaminophen-induced liver injury 0 4
2009-05-04 Protein kinase JNK1 identified as treatment target for retinopathy in premature babies 0 None
2009-05-04 Scientists discover pattern of genetic faults to predict cancer drug success 0 None
2009-05-04 New gene called DEAR1 may be a breast cancer diagnostic marker 0 None
2009-05-04 New findings on how lithium may help radiation target cancer 0 None
2009-05-04 oct3 protein key to Parkinson's, drug addiction 0 None
2009-05-04 New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched 0 None
2009-05-04 New understanding on how DNA repair works 0 None
2009-05-04 New light shed on salt-sensitive hypertension 0 None
2009-05-04 Calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism 0 None
2009-05-04 Memory becomes less efficient very early in Alzheimer's 0 None
2009-05-04 Psyched out by stereotypes: IU research suggests thinking about the positive 0 5
2009-05-03 Discovery of process that controls T cell growth 0 None
2009-05-03 Small molecules might block mutant protein production in Huntington's disease 0 None
2009-05-03 New kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases 1 None
2009-05-03 Research uncovers possible basis of memories for different smells 0 None
2009-05-03 Personalizing therapy the key strategy for survival in lung cancer 0 None
2009-05-03 RNA production revs up during cell-to-cell contact 0 None
2009-05-03 Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function 0 None
2009-05-03 Wealthier people choose better diets - but pay more per calorie 0 None


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