April 17, 2014: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

April 17, 2014: Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

April 17, 2014: Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

April 16, 2014: Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

April 16, 2014: Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

April 16, 2014: Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

April 15, 2014: Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

April 15, 2014: Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

April 11, 2014: After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear
Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

April 11, 2014: Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

April 10, 2014: Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

April 09, 2014: Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study
Findings suggest new way to prompt body to burn extra energy

April 08, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma
Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

April 08, 2014: 'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics
Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men ability to flex toes, ankles and knees, but it's no cure, researchers report

April 07, 2014: Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

April 07, 2014: Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say

April 03, 2014: How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
Researchers focus on saliva-related gene

April 03, 2014: Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too
Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

April 01, 2014: Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

March 31, 2014: Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests
Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood

March 31, 2014: Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

March 31, 2014: Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports
Finding could help scientists protect astronauts, and also might benefit some patients on Earth

March 28, 2014: Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production
Role of antibiotics in reducing beneficial microbes also highlighted

March 28, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

March 26, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer
Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

March 26, 2014: Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

March 26, 2014: Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism
Study found more abstinence, less 'risky' drinking among A-CHESS users

March 26, 2014: New Gene 'Atlas' Maps Human DNA Activity
Knowing the 'on/off' switches for genes could give researchers vital insight into disease, experts say

March 25, 2014: Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer
In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

March 24, 2014: Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise
But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

March 21, 2014: Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds
More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

March 21, 2014: Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?
It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say

March 20, 2014: Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought
Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors

March 19, 2014: No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon
Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

March 19, 2014: Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions
Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

March 18, 2014: Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets
Heart benefits may stem from reaction in stomach bacteria, research suggests

March 17, 2014: Docs Should Check Personalities of Younger Patients: Study
Certain traits, such as being conscientious, made patients more likely to take good care of themselves

March 12, 2014: Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

March 11, 2014: Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study
Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

March 10, 2014: Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

March 05, 2014: Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

March 04, 2014: Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection
In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months

March 03, 2014: Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study
Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

March 03, 2014: Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report
Despite 1993 law mandating inclusion in government-funded trials, experts say there's a long way to go

February 28, 2014: Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

February 27, 2014: Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

February 27, 2014: Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ
Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries