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WSU Spokane nets $10 million for scientific health research

Researchers at Washington State University’s College of Medicine have received $10 million in new research grants this fiscal year.


Tests Detect Alzheimer’s Early Stages Disease May Be Diagnosed Decade Before Its Effects

For the first time, brain images have captured the insidious destruction of approaching Alzheimer’s disease in people whose thinking and memory are still rich and vigorous. Combining brain scans with …


Taking Only Estrogen Tied To Cancer

Taking estrogen alone produces such a substantial risk of uterine cancer that post-menopausal women opting for hormone therapy should strongly consider a protective regimen that includes progestin, according to the …


Scientists To Present Proof On New Aids Drugs

Scientists today will present the first compelling proof that a new family of potent AIDS drugs can decrease or even prevent AIDS-related complications, and prolong life. Researchers studying ritonavir, a …


Overweight People Have Excess Amount Of Appetite Suppressant Leptin

Obesity researcher Jose F. Caro has just deflated much of the hope and hype behind leptin - the appetite-suppressing substance discovered last year that miraculously melted away excess fat in …


Sids Campaign Is Saving Lives

It’s simple, low-tech advice, but San Francisco health officials say a campaign advocating that babies sleep on their backs has led to a dramatic drop locally in cases of sudden …


Sexy Scent Real Turn-On For Sperm Research May Yield Male Contraceptive

The molecules the nose uses to pick up the scent of cologne have also been found on sperm, suggesting a microscopic courtship takes place in which sperm make their way …


Weird Science: Mice Grow Ears Tissue Engineering A Breakthrough

Researchers say growing human tissue, such as ear cartilage, on lab mice is a boon for transplants. Photo by Associated Press


Center Will Give Hope To Paralyzed 10th Anniversary Of Buoniconti’s Injury To Feature Ground-Breaking

Jimmy Johnson escorts Marc Buoniconti. Photo by Associated Press


Separate Experiments Suggest Gene Therapy Works Two Reports Detail Successes In Patients Treated With Healthy Genes

A full, detailed report on two young Ohio girls who got the world’s first authorized gene therapy treatments suggests the pioneering treatments did work, although doctors cannot yet claim cures. …


Genome Project Turning Out To Be A Bargain Program To Map Human Dna Going Faster, Costing Less Than Expected

Here’s a pleasant surprise: A huge federal science program that’s turning out to be both faster and cheaper than planned. The Human Genome Project, which aims to decipher the complete …


Study: Mastectomy Doesn’t End Sexual Satisfaction

Women with breast cancer who are treated with mastectomy are just as sexually satisfied in the years after their surgery as are women treated with breast-conserving lumpectomies, according to a …


Secondhand Smoke Endangers Workers Workplaces That Allow Smoking Have Hazardous Levels, Study Finds

Researchers sampled the air in workplaces that allow smoking and found that contrary to the tobacco industry’s claims, workers are exposed to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke. Nicotine levels in …


Belgian Research Holds Hope For Multiple Sclerosis Patients Technique Uses Deactivated Immune Cells To Fool System

A very small Belgian trial suggests that a vaccine for multiple sclerosis - made from a patient’s own immune cells - may help slow the progression of this crippling nerve …


Diabetics Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Study Says A Major Surprise: Survival Rates Only Half As High With Angioplasty

Diabetics suffering from clogged arteries to the heart appear to have a significantly better chance of survival if they undergo bypass surgery rather than another popular technique for this problem, …


Study: Pregnant Workers Should Stay Off Their Feet, Avoid Stress Long Hours Of Standing, Noise Linked To Premature Births

Noisy, tiring jobs that involve lots of standing and long hours can raise a pregnant woman’s risk of premature delivery, according to a new study released Friday. Researchers from the …


$10 Device Helps Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Researchers Want Lung Exercise To Become Standard Therapy

Researchers say regular use of a simple $10 breathing device may offer relief - and even extend life expectancy - for people with sickle cell anemia. The genetic blood disorder …


Health Officials May Replace Azt With Ddi As First-Line Aids Drug

After years of recommending AZT as the first-line drug for treating the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials are considering a change because of surprising results with other drugs. …


Doctors To Test Isotopes Against Cancer Hanford Scientists Produce New Hope With ‘Bismuth 213’

Hanford Nuclear Reservation scientists have produced radioactive isotopes that doctors hope will lead to a breakthrough in cancer treatment. In November, researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York …


Even Moderate Weight Gain Can Be Deadly, Study Shows

The evidence continues to weigh in: for health and longevity, it pays to be thin - considerably thinner than current guidelines for middle-aged Americans recommend. A major new study suggests …


Firm Seeks Approval For Aids Drug

A new class of drugs to combat AIDS will not cure the disease but will provide a powerful new weapon against the deadly infection, experts said Tuesday. The new class …


Fda Approves Transplant Of Bone Marrow From Baboon

The government has given the go-ahead for an experiment to inject baboon bone marrow cells into an AIDS patient to see if they help rebuild his ravaged immune system. The …


Mother’s Milk May Guard Against Cancer

A close new look at the substances contained in human breast milk is yielding a surprise: Mother’s milk may protect against cancer, a Swedish research team said Monday.


Exercise? Eat Right? How ‘Bout That New Hormone?

Cathy Nonas, head of the weight-loss clinic at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, has been hearing the question all week, ever since scientists revealed that a new protein was turning fat mice …


Camp Calcium Not Exactly A Fun-Filled Vacation

To the 14 middle-school girls, spending three weeks of their summer vacation in a college sorority house with free food, interesting classes and tons of recreation was a great adventure. …


Folic Acid May Save Your Heart Vitamin Deficiency Blamed For Up To 40% Of Strokes

A simple vitamin deficiency could trigger 30 percent to 40 percent of the heart attacks and strokes suffered by American men each year, a researcher reported Monday. This startling revelation, …


Way Found To Monitor Aids Virus

Northwestern University researchers have developed a technology that directly measures the level of AIDS infection in patients and could improve therapy. Using advanced techniques for analyzing the condition of human …


Insulin-Making Cells Transplanted Into Diabetes Patients Two Patients In University Of Miami Study No Longer Need To Take Insulin

Insulin-making cells have been transplanted successfully for the first time into patients with the most common form of diabetes - Type II or adult onset by researchers at the University …


Study Links Saturated Fat To Prostate Cancer

A diet high in saturated fat has a direct role in the cause of prostate cancer, according to a new study. The research, to be published today in the Journal …


Danger Of Teen Pregnancy Not Just Social Researchers Report Biological Risk Of Premature Babies When Children Have Children

Teenage girls who become pregnant have long been known to face a higher risk of having premature babies and other complications, and a new study says biological factors may be …