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Humans Can Pass Staph Germs to Monkeys July 29, 2016

Scientists found evidence of transmission between species in Gambia as recently as 7 years ago

Archeological Finds Push First Known Cancer Back 2 Million Years July 29, 2016

Discoveries challenge belief that it is a modern-day disease

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real? July 29, 2016

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research July 27, 2016

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger July 20, 2016

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells July 14, 2016

Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working July 13, 2016

But research is still in early stages, experts note

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study July 12, 2016

Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness July 12, 2016

Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes July 11, 2016

Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs July 07, 2016

Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell July 06, 2016

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma? July 01, 2016

Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico July 01, 2016

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients June 29, 2016

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise June 20, 2016

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks June 17, 2016

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks June 10, 2016

Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says

Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial June 03, 2016

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors June 02, 2016

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat May 30, 2016

But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder

2 New Findings Offer Hope for Those With Severe Hemophilia May 25, 2016

One pinpoints when standard therapy works best, while the other uncovers the promise of a new drug

Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays May 25, 2016

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer May 25, 2016

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds May 24, 2016

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk May 24, 2016

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review May 17, 2016

Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer? May 12, 2016

Scientists identify three genes thought to raise risk for glioma tumors

Cracking the da Vinci DNA Code May 11, 2016

Scientists plan to compare genetic makeup of artist with genes of his relatives, past and present

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

What a Change in DEA's Pot Rules Might Mean for Medical Research May 11, 2016

Agency could move marijuana to a less strictly regulated class of drugs

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study May 10, 2016

It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles May 09, 2016

This invisible layer could restore youthful appearance for up to 24 hours

Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU May 05, 2016

5 percent of the millions who enter intensive care units use up one-third of ICU resources, study finds

Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread May 04, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

Why Labradors Often Get Fat May 03, 2016

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair? April 28, 2016

Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older April 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection April 27, 2016

New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

Mixing Lab Mice With Pet Store Peers Might Boost Research April 20, 2016

Immune systems of rodents used in science could benefit, researchers say

How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces April 20, 2016

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial April 19, 2016

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

Some Like It Hot! Lab Mice, in Particular April 19, 2016

Researchers report lower temperatures in lab studies can impact findings on human diseases

Novel E-Skin May Monitor Health, Vital Signs April 18, 2016

The ultra-thin, flexible film applied to skin shows pulse rate, oxygen levels and more, researchers say

Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say April 18, 2016

Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer in humans

Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man April 13, 2016

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin April 13, 2016

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction April 08, 2016

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought April 07, 2016

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus April 04, 2016

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

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