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Goodbye to Reading Glasses? October 20, 2014

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet October 20, 2014

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice October 20, 2014

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure October 09, 2014

In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells

Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say October 09, 2014

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees October 08, 2014

Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report October 07, 2014

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height October 06, 2014

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study October 02, 2014

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks October 01, 2014

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial October 01, 2014

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer September 29, 2014

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis September 25, 2014

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics' September 25, 2014

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain September 25, 2014

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials September 23, 2014

These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart September 19, 2014

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms September 18, 2014

Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection September 17, 2014

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study September 17, 2014

New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds September 17, 2014

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III September 17, 2014

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report September 16, 2014

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified September 15, 2014

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia September 12, 2014

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress September 11, 2014

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma September 11, 2014

Scientists now at work on eye drops they hope will one day combat the leading cause of blindness in U.S.

Reexamined Clinical Trials Can Point to New Conclusions September 09, 2014

Scientists should be required to share raw data, researcher says

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise September 08, 2014

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

Asian Camel Crickets Find a Home in U.S., Study Finds September 05, 2014

Spiky-legged invaders won't harm humans, researchers say

Females Overlooked in Basic Surgical Research, Study Says September 04, 2014

Five major journals adopt sex reporting requirements

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids September 03, 2014

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says September 02, 2014

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans August 29, 2014

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia August 29, 2014

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus August 28, 2014

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds August 27, 2014

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice August 27, 2014

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities August 27, 2014

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study August 26, 2014

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First August 26, 2014

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants August 21, 2014

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms August 21, 2014

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice August 20, 2014

Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys August 20, 2014

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

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