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Stories with subject: Medical research
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:08 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:51 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday.

  • Calif. biologist awarded $500K NY medical prize 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:34 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - A California scientist whose discoveries related to cell biology have led to new treatments for blood cancer and other diseases will receive one of the richest prizes in medical and scientific research next month, officials at Albany Medical Center said Tuesday.

  • Columbia groups to study pot cultivation measure 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:11 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Columbia advisory panel researching a proposed ordinance that would decriminalize cultivation of small amounts of marijuana has agreed to work with the city's Board of Health on the issue before making a recommendation to the City Council this summer.

  • Boy's Husker TD run raises money for research 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:28 pm
  • ATKINSON, Nebraska - Jack Hoffman, the 8-year-old cancer survivor whose touchdown run last year at the Nebraska spring football game was viewed by millions, doesn't talk much about the event that made him famous.

  • Patient donates millions to San Diego eye center 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:47 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A patient has donated $6.5 million to the eye center at the University of California, San Diego.

  • Emory-UGA partnership gets money for flu research 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:07 am
  • ATLANTA - A partnership between Emory University and the University of Georgia has received a $3.6 million federal contract for flu research.

  • UGA-Emory partnership receives flu research funds 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:04 am
  • ATLANTA - A medical partnership between the University of Georgia and Emory University will be receiving at least $3.6 million in federal funding.

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:11 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help.

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help.

  • Clarification: Mice-Lyme Disease story 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:36 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - In a story April 6, The Associated Press reported that Lyme disease affects about 30,000 people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency says that while 30,000 cases are officially reported annually, the number of Americans infected each year is estimated at around 300,000, based on preliminary results of three ongoing studies.

  • Japan stem cell researcher says results valid 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:55 am
  • TOKYO - The Japanese scientist accused of falsifying data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper said Wednesday the results are valid despite mistakes in their presentation.

  • SLU researcher gets $608,000 grant for MS study 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:04 am
  • ST. LOUIS - A Saint Louis University researcher will use a $608,000 grant to study how the autoimmune process that causes multiple sclerosis might be stopped or slowed.

  • Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
  • LONDON - In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.

  • Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:55 am
  • LONDON - Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.

  • Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 7:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday.

  • 'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:06 pm
  • POINT PLEASANT, New Jersey - On an icy night in January, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.

  • Study: Asthma has $1.3B impact on New York 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:46 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Asthma is costing New York's Medicaid system more than half a billion dollars a year, according to a report released Friday that urges the state to do more to help those affected by the respiratory illness.

  • Hundreds make World Trade Center tower climb 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:41 pm
  • NEW YORK - They're high steppers of a different sort.

  • Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.

  • Advocates call for funding of marijuana research 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:28 am
  • PHOENIX - Military veterans rallied near the Arizona Capitol in an attempt to persuade lawmakers to pay for a clinical study at the University of Arizona that looks at the health benefits of medical marijuana.

  • Stem cell controversy sets back Japanese science 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:39 am
  • TOKYO - The finding that a lead researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research, but also a symptom of the pressure for breakthroughs in the field, experts say.

  • Alabama governor signs law for marijuana oil study 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:04 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation permitting the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a study of a marijuana derivative to treat seizures.

  • Study addresses depression in medical school 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:07 am
  • ST. LOUIS - A new Saint Louis University study indicates that medical schools can go a long way in helping future doctors manage their own levels of stress and depression.