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Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls March 25, 2015

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's March 24, 2015

Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss

Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men March 23, 2015

Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap

Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom March 23, 2015

The mammals are immune to snakes' poisons, pointing to better antidotes for people

New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise March 18, 2015

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex March 18, 2015

Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk March 16, 2015

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea March 13, 2015

More than 16 million Americans have incurable skin condition

Are Liberals Happier Than Conservatives? March 12, 2015

New study suggests that may be true, but it all depends on how you define and measure happiness, researchers say

Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds March 12, 2015

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

Most Clinical Trial Results Not Reported on Time to Government March 11, 2015

Delays in filing findings on new treatments mean patients aren't informed, researcher says

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice March 11, 2015

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study March 10, 2015

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center March 09, 2015

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer March 06, 2015

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species March 05, 2015

That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent March 05, 2015

Molecule found in tree leaves helped female mice shed weight, but had no effect on males

Rise in Use of Animals for Research February 26, 2015

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs

Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows February 20, 2015

Researchers suspect humans have a similar system to guard hearing

Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds February 19, 2015

These fast-replicating strains appear to result in quicker progression

Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse February 18, 2015

Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease February 18, 2015

Epigenomes involve processes that switch DNA on or off, for good or ill

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study February 16, 2015

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

Smile! Your Dog Is Watching February 12, 2015

Canines can discern difference between happy and angry expressions, study contends

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want February 12, 2015

People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial February 10, 2015

Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified February 05, 2015

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice February 04, 2015

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

Device Aims to Deliver Cancer-Killing Drugs Directly to Pancreas February 04, 2015

Early trial consistently shrunk tumors in mice, but some experts question the potential use for humans

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages February 03, 2015

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests February 02, 2015

Weakened germ injected into tumor killed malignant cells, researchers report

Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer January 30, 2015

FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative January 30, 2015

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win January 29, 2015

Athletes who are late risers perform better in the evening, study suggests

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims January 29, 2015

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect January 28, 2015

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players January 27, 2015

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study January 23, 2015

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts January 20, 2015

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows January 19, 2015

Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences

Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory? January 16, 2015

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Spending on Medical Research Falls in U.S. While Growing Globally January 13, 2015

Asia gains ground, America loses opportunities to cure major diseases, study says

Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts January 13, 2015

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart January 13, 2015

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients January 13, 2015

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Synthetic Oil May Help Patients With Huntington's Disease January 08, 2015

Preliminary research shows improvement in brain response

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