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2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers May 30, 2015

Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients May 29, 2015

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds May 27, 2015

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma May 26, 2015

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception May 26, 2015

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats May 26, 2015

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study May 26, 2015

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer? May 22, 2015

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms May 21, 2015

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted May 21, 2015

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity May 15, 2015

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial May 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery? May 14, 2015

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

Many Animals Armed With Built-In Sun Block: Study May 14, 2015

Clues sought for better solar-protection products for people

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study May 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say May 13, 2015

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls May 13, 2015

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain May 12, 2015

Scientists say they have the answer, possibly paving way for treatments

Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression May 08, 2015

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study May 07, 2015

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients May 07, 2015

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk May 05, 2015

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study May 05, 2015

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays May 01, 2015

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study April 30, 2015

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers April 29, 2015

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing April 29, 2015

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus April 29, 2015

HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment April 28, 2015

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates April 28, 2015

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice April 28, 2015

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds April 27, 2015

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study April 22, 2015

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder April 22, 2015

People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids? April 21, 2015

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link April 21, 2015

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer April 20, 2015

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study April 15, 2015

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack April 15, 2015

Space forms between joints, causing popping sound, scans reveal

Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk April 15, 2015

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's April 14, 2015

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism? April 14, 2015

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk April 14, 2015

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says April 13, 2015

But more questions than answers exist at this point

Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy April 13, 2015

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

Sea Creatures Getting Bigger Over Time April 11, 2015

Study finds average size of marine animals has increased by 150-fold in last 500 million years

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