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Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body October 14, 2016

The hope is to revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed and treated

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability October 14, 2016

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV October 13, 2016

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm October 13, 2016

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery? October 12, 2016

Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends October 11, 2016

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

A Better Diabetes Test? October 05, 2016

Scientists say their mathematical formula improves accuracy of standard blood screen

Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts September 28, 2016

Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study September 28, 2016

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations September 26, 2016

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study September 21, 2016

Laquinimod seemed to slow progression of the neurological disorder, but human trials needed

Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme September 21, 2016

Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study September 14, 2016

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice September 06, 2016

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning September 01, 2016

Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication August 30, 2016

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier August 29, 2016

A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer August 29, 2016

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus August 29, 2016

But only one is already approved in the United States

Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA August 25, 2016

Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk August 24, 2016

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage August 22, 2016

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity August 19, 2016

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds August 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules August 11, 2016

Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement August 11, 2016

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

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

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

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

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