Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Research News Stories - June 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-06-30 Researchers using microRNA to identify aggressive melanoma 0 None
2009-06-30 Adolescent cocaine use in Northern Ireland 0 None
2009-06-30 Newly discovered gene regulates balance of 'bad' cholesterol 2 1
2009-06-30 Improved communication encourages patients to seek colorectal cancer screening in primary care setting 0 None
2009-06-30 Cosmetic surgery appeals to men, women with appearance-based rejection sensitivity 0 None
2009-06-30 Two studies on polycystic ovarian syndrome shed light on its causes and its effect on brothers of women with the condition 0 None
2009-06-30 Frequent sex improves sperm quality 0 4.8
2009-06-30 New test detects genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos - ready for clinical trials 0 None
2009-06-30 New pieces in the autism inheritance puzzle 0 3
2009-06-30 Optimizing the start time of statin therapy for diabetics 0 1
2009-06-30 Vibrator use during sex is common, linked to sexual health 1 None
2009-06-30 Periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease 0 None
2009-06-30 Prostate cancer: current evidence weighs against population screening 0 None
2009-06-30 Specially bred purple sweet potato with anti-cancer components 0 2.8
2009-06-30 Researchers develop new method for better diagnostic of diarrhea causing bacteria 0 None
2009-06-30 Peptic ulcer bacterium alters the body's defence system 1 None
2009-06-30 Stomach hormone ghrelin may lead to new treatments for alcohol dependence 0 None
2009-06-30 Discovery of a genetic link to risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis 0 None
2009-06-30 Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders 0 None
2009-06-30 Epigenetic modulation at birth - altered DNA-methylation in white blood cells after Caesarean section 0 None
2009-06-29 Discovery of new trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2009-06-29 Review of endocrine disorders in the U.S. 0 None
2009-06-29 Insect venom shots work for severe "local" sting reactions, too 0 None
2009-06-29 Discovery of second gene linked to familial testicular cancer 0 None
2009-06-29 Researchers test whether estrogen could improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury, shock 0 None
2009-06-29 First ever study of European patients shows large numbers crossing borders for reproductive therapies 0 None
2009-06-29 Breakthrough in combating adverse side-effects associated with quinine 0 5
2009-06-29 New, less invasive genetic test greatly improves pregnancy rates in older women with poor prognosis 0 None
2009-06-28 Rise in alcohol deaths worldwide down to women drinkers 0 None
2009-06-28 Cognitive behavioural therapy for major psychiatric disorder: does it really work? 0 None
2009-06-28 Soy consumption and risk of COPD and respiratory symptoms 1 None
2009-06-28 New understanding of how cells cover gaps 0 5
2009-06-28 'Trojan horse' cancer therapy beats tumours resistant to chemotherapy 1 5
2009-06-28 Living near water may raise your risk of skin cancer 0 None
2009-06-28 How ‘high carb’ foods cause heart attacks 2 4
2009-06-28 Even moderate exercise helps keep the brain healthy 0 None
2009-06-28 Heart attacks kill 10,000 Australians each year and many could be avoided 0 None
2009-06-28 Discovery of novel mechanism that could be targeted to prevent cancer spread 0 None
2009-06-28 Multiparameter computational modeling of tumor invasion 0 None
2009-06-28 Expanding quantum dot utility in cancer diagnosis and treatment 0 3
2009-06-28 Nanofountain-probe-based high-resolution patterning and single-cell injection of functionalized nanodiamonds 0 None
2009-06-28 Carbon nanotubes continue to show promise in battle against cancer 0 None
2009-06-28 Nanofluidic biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells 0 None
2009-06-28 Nanoparticle-mediated targeting of MAPK signaling predisposes tumor to chemotherapy 0 None
2009-06-28 Harnessing nanoparticles to track cancer cell changes 0 None
2009-06-28 Early detection of pancreatic cancer closer thanks to multifunctional nanoparticles 0 None
2009-06-28 Computer-guided nanoparticle therapy destroys tumors 0 5
2009-06-28 Enzyme fights mutated protein in inherited Parkinson's disease 0 5
2009-06-28 Possible link between insulin glargine and cancer prompts urgent call for more research 0 None
2009-06-25 Blood pressure cuff could help improve the success of kidney transplants 0 None
2009-06-25 HPV testing for cervical screening investigated 0 None
2009-06-24 Scientists investigate health benefits of molecule associated with male sexual arousal 0 None
2009-06-24 New piece found in colorectal cancer puzzle 0 None
2009-06-24 Cognitive health among seniors in the United States and in England 0 None
2009-06-24 First report on cancer incidence and ethnicity 0 None
2009-06-24 Thousands of older people dying of cancer prematurely, say researchers 0 None
2009-06-24 Smoking provokes migraine attacks 0 5
2009-06-24 Brain classification reveals the right cerebellum as the best biomarker of dyslexia 0 None
2009-06-24 Research investigates DNA of sleep 0 None
2009-06-24 Underweight and extremely obese die earlier 0 None
2009-06-24 ADHD genes found - missing DNA segments may suggest future drug targets 0 None
2009-06-24 Researchers to reveal the underlying causes of ageing 0 None
2009-06-24 The pursuit of genetic happiness 0 None
2009-06-24 Young adults who are overweight or obese have increased risk of pancreatic cancer 0 1
2009-06-24 Antibiotic prescribing should be standardized across Europe to help tackle resistance 0 None
2009-06-24 Longer life linked to specific foods in Mediterranean diet 0 5
2009-06-24 Measuring fragile X mental retardation 0 None
2009-06-24 Brain protein a possible biomarker for anorexia 0 None
2009-06-23 New treatments for infertility could be in the pipeline 0 None
2009-06-23 Scientists block Ebola infection in cell-culture experiments - could lead to first therapy 0 5
2009-06-23 Strong link between high body mass index, pancreatic cancer 0 None
2009-06-23 New biomarker predicts brain tumor's response to cediranib therapy 0 None
2009-06-23 Woman's placenta new source for harvesting stem cells 0 None
2009-06-23 Microbial and maternal influences on allergic sensitization during childhood 0 None
2009-06-23 A new take on growth factor signaling in tamoxifen resistance 0 None
2009-06-23 New therapy found to prevent heart failure 0 None
2009-06-23 The emotional cost of nursing 0 5
2009-06-23 Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia 0 None
2009-06-23 Discovery of potent metastasis inhibitor 0 None
2009-06-23 Music therapy for heart and stroke patients 0 5
2009-06-23 Coronary artery bypass surgery provides long-term benefits for children with Kawasaki disease 0 None
2009-06-23 Direct link found between smoking and brain damage 0 None
2009-06-23 New tuberculosis drug targets 0 4
2009-06-23 New perspective on the causes, effects and potential treatment of sexual dysfunction 0 None
2009-06-23 Major depression, antidepressant medication and the risk of obesity 0 1
2009-06-23 Breakthrough in MR-guided, non-invasive neurosurgery 0 5
2009-06-23 Mouse model of Parkinson's reproduces non-motor symptoms 0 None
2009-06-23 Biomarker in urine for appendicitis 0 None
2009-06-22 Anxiety’s hidden cost 0 3
2009-06-22 Research shows how obesity sets the stage for diabetes 0 None
2009-06-22 Transplant drug Rapamycin stimulates immune memory 0 None
2009-06-22 Discovery on HIV replication may lead to new therapies 0 None
2009-06-22 Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe 0 None
2009-06-22 Adults with asthma not getting their flu shots 0 None
2009-06-22 Goby fish may bring new drugs for high blood pressure 0 None
2009-06-22 Caucasians more likely to develop Ewing's sarcoma than other races 0 None
2009-06-21 Study exposes tobacco industry's ‘shonky’ behaviour 0 None
2009-06-21 HIV antibody tests unreliable for early infections in teens 0 None
2009-06-21 New discovery on how botulism paralyzes nerve cells 0 None
2009-06-21 NCRI launches template for sharing research data and samples 0 None
2009-06-21 Researchers develop promising new breast cancer diagnostic marker 0 None
2009-06-18 Medical insurers' billing claims can help researchers track patient complications 0 5
2009-06-18 New antioxidant supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly 0 None
2009-06-18 Targeting tumor behavior may find new anti-cancer agents 0 None
2009-06-18 Scientists edit genes in human stem cells 0 None
2009-06-18 Improved toxicology test method 0 None
2009-06-18 Gout gene discovered 0 None
2009-06-18 Antibiotics diminish diversity of helpful gutmicrobes 0 None
2009-06-17 Discovery of candidate tumor suppressor gene and potential biomarker for colorectal cancer 0 None
2009-06-17 Increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma 0 None
2009-06-17 Fallopian tubes: a new source of multipotent adult mesenchymal stem cells 0 None
2009-06-17 Honey more effective than antibiotics 2 2
2009-06-17 Whole-genome searches unlock secrets of a childhood cancer 0 None
2009-06-17 Research uncovers clues to the development of cancers in AIDS patients 0 None
2009-06-17 Relation between local food environments and obesity among adults 1 None
2009-06-17 Low dose bisphenol-A exposure shows significant reproductive health effects in rats 0 None
2009-06-17 Animal model for human gambling 0 None
2009-06-17 Neuroimaging shows how we recognize right and wrong 0 None
2009-06-17 Genome-wide map shows precisely where microRNAs do their work 0 5
2009-06-17 “Life force” linked to body’s ability to withstand stress 0 None
2009-06-17 New diagnostic technique detects possible Alzheimer's biomarker in blood 0 None
2009-06-17 Discovery of the cell's water gate may lead to new cancer drugs 0 None
2009-06-17 New understanding on how "trans fats" gum up cellular machinery 0 None
2009-06-17 Minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors on the horizon 0 None
2009-06-17 Tai Chi shows positive health benefits for arthritis 0 None
2009-06-17 Discovery of genetic markers to help fight diabetes 0 None
2009-06-17 Simple blood test detects molecular marker of aging in humans 0 None
2009-06-16 Telehealth interventions for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease 0 None
2009-06-16 Much touted "depression risk gene" may not add to risk after all 0 None
2009-06-16 Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk 0 None
2009-06-16 Jeffrey Friedman receives Shaw Prize for discovery of leptin 0 1
2009-06-16 Discovery of gene vital to early embryonic cells forming a normal heart and skull 0 None
2009-06-16 Cannabis smoke damages DNA – cancer risks 0 1
2009-06-16 Histamine affects alcohol-related behaviour 0 5
2009-06-16 Immune system’s role in breast cancer 0 4
2009-06-16 Genomic discovery: Protecting kidney function during heart failure 1 None
2009-06-16 Cognitive shortcut causes people to miscalculate weight and caloric intake 0 3
2009-06-16 New findings on how stress causes sexual dysfunction and infertility 0 None
2009-06-16 Skin disease psoriasis associated with cardiovascular disease and increased mortality 0 None
2009-06-16 Could hormones explain gender differences in neurological disease? 0 None
2009-06-15 RNA snippet reduces the spread of aggressive breast cancer 0 None
2009-06-15 A novel and universal method for microRNA data analysis 0 None
2009-06-15 Novel method directs and separates cancer cells from normal cells 0 None
2009-06-15 New form of radiotherapy could revolutionize treatment for recurrent prostate cancer 0 None
2009-06-15 Inflammation of microglia may not be associated with dementia in Alzheimer's disease 0 5
2009-06-15 Severe obesity brings greater risks of health problems during medical procedures 0 None
2009-06-15 Non-toxic radioactive patch successfully treats skin cancer 1 None
2009-06-15 Positron emission tomography scans may improve the accuracy of dementia diagnosis 0 None
2009-06-15 Depression may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in people with memory problems 0 None
2009-06-15 Discovery in dendritic cell signalling pathways pave way for new therapeutic targets 0 None
2009-06-15 Cancer immunotherapy can use small numbers of ‘stem-like’ immune cells to destroy large tumors in mice 0 None
2009-06-15 Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells 0 None
2009-06-15 New discovery on Huntington's disease 0 None
2009-06-15 Scientists gain new insights into the genetic susceptibility of multiple sclerosis 0 None
2009-06-15 Discovery of key gene in deadly inflammatory breast cancer 0 None
2009-06-15 Consumption of dairy products decreases as teens reach their twenties 0 None
2009-06-15 Gene evolution process discovered 0 None
2009-06-15 Scientists launch Gene Expression Atlas 0 3
2009-06-15 Research leads to advanced trials of new cancer treatment 0 None
2009-06-15 Groundbreaking research may bring novel oral anti-diabetic drugs 0 None
2009-06-15 Single gene found to control growth of some cancers 0 None
2009-06-14 Don't stress when the going gets tough - you'll go gray! 0 None
2009-06-13 Diabetes drug exenatide promotes weight loss when added to diet and exercise 2 None
2009-06-13 Appetite-stimulating hormone may protect muscle from atrophy 0 3
2009-06-13 Waste disposal protein key to cancer tumor suppression in autophagy 0 None
2009-06-13 Research supports world blood donor day message on blood safety 1 None
2009-06-13 Adults have much more "brown fat" than previously thought 0 None
2009-06-13 Nicotine promotes insulin resistance 0 3.7
2009-06-13 Discovery of possible role for vitamin D in weight loss 0 5
2009-06-13 Discovery of DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma 0 None
2009-06-13 Estrogen receptor status may modify how a protein that spurs leukemia behaves in the breast 0 None
2009-06-12 Resveratrol shows potential for significant health benefits 0 None
2009-06-12 Study shows promise for new cancer-stopping therapy 0 None
2009-06-12 Genotoxic stress makes your hair go gray 0 4
2009-06-12 Weight loss surgery increases risk of fractures 0 5
2009-06-12 Sleep-disorded breathing and weight gain: The Sleep Heart Health Study 0 None
2009-06-12 Dangerous liaisons: bacterial 'sex' causes antibiotic resistance 0 None
2009-06-12 Does sleep duration influence body mass index in twins? 0 None
2009-06-12 Sleep promotes lasting changes in memory for emotional scenes 0 None
2009-06-12 Male ‘baby boomers’ face lonely retirement 1 1
2009-06-12 Tai Chi helps those chronic aches and pains 0 None
2009-06-11 Study reveals publics’ ignorance of anatomy 0 None
2009-06-11 ‘Designer molecules’ being developed to fight disease 0 4.5
2009-06-11 Factors linked to failure of corneal transplants 0 None
2009-06-11 Yeast 'DNA damage sensor' provides chemotherapy resistance clue 0 3
2009-06-11 Researchers discover how prion protein damages brain cells 0 4.5
2009-06-10 Discovery of four new breast cancer targets 0 None
2009-06-10 Discovery of new appetite suppressant - potential anti-obesity treatment 1 None
2009-06-10 Angiotensin 1-7 hormone offers hope for metabolic syndrome 0 None
2009-06-10 Discovery of protein profile that may predict whether a cancer will be tamoxifen resistant. 0 5
2009-06-10 Bisphenol A may cause heart disease in women 0 None
2009-06-10 Neuroscientists watch memories form in real time 0 4
2009-06-10 51 genes predict breast cancer survival 0 4
2009-06-10 Newly discovered peptide promises hope for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2009-06-10 Discovery of biomarker that predicts the outcome of certain breast cancers 0 None
2009-06-10 New report looks at cigarette smoking rates and policies throughout the U.S. 1 None
2009-06-10 Caffeine protects against increased risk-taking behavior during severe sleep deprivation 0 None
2009-06-10 The relationship of sleep on academic performance in adolescents 0 None
2009-06-10 Stable marriage brings good sleep 0 None
2009-06-09 Beware! Computers can seriously damage your health 0 None
2009-06-09 High blood pressure among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement 0 None
2009-06-09 A new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery 0 None
2009-06-09 Discovery of new angiogenesis protein - possible cancer drug target 0 None
2009-06-09 Colorectal cancer increasing globally 0 None
2009-06-09 Study reveals mechanism that could combat congenital limb defects like Holt-Oram syndrome 0 None
2009-06-09 Stopping type 1 diabetes damage with vitamin C 0 5
2009-06-09 Gene variation associated with resistance to chemotherapy drug in women with breast cancer 0 None
2009-06-09 Expansion of Australia’s bowel cancer screening program could save 30 lives each week 0 None
2009-06-09 Obesity and junk food the culprits in increased bowel cancer rates in young adults 0 1.3
2009-06-09 The effect of computer game play on sleepiness and sleep hygiene 0 None
2009-06-09 Too much and too little sleep both linked to increased diabetes risk 0 None
2009-06-09 BMI may not provide an accurate picture of a person's health 0 5
2009-06-09 Discovery of novel mechanism controlling tumor growth in the brain 0 None
2009-06-09 Do omega-3 fatty acids prevent depression in coronary heart disease? 0 None
2009-06-09 Comparative effectiveness tested in diabetes study, VA records release 0 5
2009-06-09 Seniors who use cardiac rehabilitation live longer, study finds 0 None
2009-06-09 New understanding of structure of bacteria responsible for traveler's diarrhea 0 None
2009-06-09 Sleep and television 0 1
2009-06-09 Correlations between physical activity and sleep 0 None
2009-06-09 Playing wind instruments may reduce risk for sleep apnea in musicians 0 None
2009-06-09 New lung cancer therapy with vaporized viral vector shows promise 0 None
2009-06-09 Cremophor-based paclitaxel ‘chemo’ drug triggers fatal allergic reactions 0 4.3
2009-06-09 Prevalence and predictors of antioxidant supplement use during breast cancer treatment 2 3
2009-06-09 Genetic and environmental relations between insomnia and intrusive thinking 0 5
2009-06-09 Insomniacs need increased brain activation to maintain normal daily function 0 None
2009-06-09 Short sleep duration and the risk of obesity among black and white Americans 0 None
2009-06-09 Link between sleep disorders, diet, exercise and technology use in adolescents 0 None
2009-06-09 Research links primary insomnia to specific neurochemical abnormality 0 None
2009-06-09 Acute computer-related injuries on the rise 0 None
2009-06-08 Sleep deprivation a factor in weight gain 0 4
2009-06-08 Research identifies 3D structure of key nuclear pore building block 0 None
2009-06-08 Diabetes with coronary disease: A moving target amid evolving therapies 0 None
2009-06-08 Research shows how cells tell time 0 5
2009-06-08 Discovery 'significant step' in understanding leukaemia drug resistance 0 None
2009-06-05 Johnson & Johnson's research reflecting new Washington policies 0 None
2009-06-05 Fatigue common after heart attack 1 None
2009-06-04 Alcohol and smoking the culprits in bowel cancer 0 1
2009-06-04 Keep Grandad away from the pokies! 0 5
2009-06-04 Drug derived from the hydrangea root shows promise for autoimmune disorders 0 5
2009-06-04 Cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way 0 4
2009-06-04 Cancer vaccine efficacy enhanced using anti-diabetic drug Metformin 0 None
2009-06-04 Australian researchers advance bowel cancer detection 0 4
2009-06-04 Study gives clues to how ultra-rare adrenocortical cancer forms 0 None
2009-06-04 Discovery of critical marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer 0 None
2009-06-04 Discovery of two proteins may lead to more effective treatment of endocarditis and infections associated with implants 0 None
2009-06-04 Report says 650,000 cancer deaths avoided between 1990 and 2005 0 None
2009-06-04 Stopping fatty change in heart cells 0 None
2009-06-04 Importance of preventing vascular congestion in heart failure 0 None
2009-06-04 Comprehensive review on sulfonylureas in the latest issue of Diabetic Hypoglycemia 0 4
2009-06-04 Research investigates the treatment of traumatic brain and head injury 0 None
2009-06-04 Discovery of protein that helps determine progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 0 None
2009-06-03 To quit smoking after college, multiple strategies are often needed 0 None
2009-06-03 Research looks at relationship between death rates from lung cancer and how much a person smoked 0 None
2009-06-03 Research questions standard protocol for treating traumatic brain injury 0 None
2009-06-03 Diabetic medication 'glibenclamide' may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS 0 3.7
2009-06-03 Metformin may 'revolutionize' cancer-fighting treatments 0 4
2009-06-03 Small molecules mimic natural gene regulators 0 None
2009-06-03 Scientists uncover mode of action of enzyme linked with several types of cancer 0 None
2009-06-03 Skin cells provide new knowledge about brain functions 0 None
2009-06-03 Simple MRI test involving breathing oxygen helps determine cancer therapy success 0 None
2009-06-02 Oxidative stress strongly evident in the in-utero environment of the fetus with Down syndrome 0 None
2009-06-02 Research sheds new light on how the brain processes what the eye sees 0 None
2009-06-02 Sun-damaged rough patches or lesions on the skin lead to more cancer types than once believed 1 None
2009-06-02 Radiofrequency ablation reverses Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2009-06-02 Greater understanding on leptin's role in brain neurocircuitry 0 None
2009-06-02 Noninvasive screening test detects digestive cancers in multiple organs 0 None
2009-06-02 Study shows people with mental health problems receive inadequate medical care 0 None
2009-06-02 Model for new generation of blood vessels challenged 0 4
2009-06-02 Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are key causes for bowel cancer 0 None
2009-06-01 Gene that stops or suppress cancer plays a role in cancer stem cells 0 4
2009-06-01 One in ten advanced colon cancer patients worry about prescription drug costs 0 None
2009-06-01 Pressure to look 'attractive' provokes negative outcomes 0 None
2009-06-01 Linking microRNAs with cells that regulate the immune system could lead to new disease therapies 0 None
2009-06-01 Discovery of gene that regulates tumors in neuroblastoma 0 None
2009-06-01 The effectiveness of Tai Chi for chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions 0 5
2009-06-01 Eye cancer patients want genetic testing to predict metastasis risk 0 5
2009-06-01 Exploiting cancer cell 'addiction' may lead to new therapies 0 None
2009-06-01 Findings in epilepsy gene in animals may guide treatment directions for infants 0 None
2009-06-01 Glioblastoma may originate in neural stem cells 0 None
2009-06-01 Smoking and genetics play role in rheumatoid arthritis 0 4
2009-06-01 Oligophrenin-1 signaling protein linked to mental retardation controls synapse maturation, plasticity 0 None
2009-06-01 Lower levels of PHD2 protein influence tumor growth in mice 0 None
2009-06-01 Protein abundant in embryonic stem cells offers a new cancer target 0 None
2009-06-01 Old drug Auranofin may lead to new antibiotics 0 5
2009-06-01 Interleukin-2 shows promise against advanced melanoma 0 4
2009-06-01 Model for new generation of blood vessels challenged 0 5
2009-06-01 Commonly used medications may produce cognitive impairment in seniors 1 None
2009-06-01 “Misreading” of histone code linked to human cancer 0 None
2009-06-01 Drug combo improves outcome for advanced non-small cell lung cancer 0 None
2009-06-01 Study shows that induction chemotherapy prior to chemoradiotherapy significantly increases time-to-treatment failure in comparison to standard chemoradiotherapy alone 0 None
2009-06-01 Chemotherapy combination outcomes differ for aged, younger colon cancer patients 0 None
2009-06-01 New pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers 0 None
2009-06-01 Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy 0 None
2009-06-01 Research links intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage 0 None
2009-06-01 Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications 0 None


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