- Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant deaths: Study Updated: Dec-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, especially among blacks.
- AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing Updated: Nov-30-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
- Grant supports Alzheimer's research by Peoria professor Updated: Nov-29-15 5:01 am
PEORIA, Illinois - A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer's Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
- Concussions and the long, dangerous road to recovery Updated: Nov-28-15 10:55 am
OCEAN CITY, New Jersey - Jackie Adams' descent into despair began in 2007 with an elbow to the head when she was an Ocean City High School sophomore during a girls soccer game.
- Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009 Updated: Nov-26-15 10:56 am
WASHINGTON - The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.
- Company to conduct clinical trial based on Ole Miss research Updated: Nov-24-15 7:42 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - A privately held biotechnology company will conduct a clinical trial of a compound based on research conducted at the University of Mississippi and ElSohly Laboratories.
- Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
- Iowa health department says soy plant emissions not a threat Updated: Nov-19-15 8:12 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Public Health says residents and businesses near a Des Moines soy processing plant face no health threat from the facility's emissions.
- Think tank seeks to expand research on medical marijuana Updated: Nov-19-15 7:49 am
COLCHESTER, Vermont - A Vermont think tank is working to develop new technologies aimed toward researching and exploring the uses of medical marijuana products.
- Construction moves ahead on Michigan State research center Updated: Nov-19-15 7:46 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Construction is moving forward on Michigan State University's new $88.1 million biomedical research center in Grand Rapids ahead of a planned 2017 opening.
- NIH to retire the last of government-owned research chimps Updated: Nov-18-15 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement - as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.
- Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans Updated: Nov-18-15 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.
- Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape Updated: Nov-09-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.
- Google, Heart Association team up on new research venture Updated: Nov-08-15 3:41 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a $50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
- Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years Updated: Nov-06-15 11:01 am
The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.
- Russian delegation to study Utah program for autistic kids Updated: Nov-05-15 1:35 pm
LOGAN, Utah - A group of Russian educators is visiting Utah to learn more about an early childhood autism program at Utah State University.
- New plan seeks to decrease cancer deaths across Michigan Updated: Nov-05-15 6:33 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new plan from Michigan health officials seeks to decrease the number of cancer deaths across the state.
- University launches study of mosquito-borne diseases Updated: Nov-05-15 4:10 am
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research is starting a $7.6 million study of rare but deadly diseases that might be used in bioterrorism.
- Researchers grow brain parts to study development, disease Updated: Nov-05-15 1:13 am
NEW YORK - Dr. Sergiu Pasca, a neuroscientist, used to envy cancer specialists. They could get their hands on tumors for research, while Pasca could not directly study key portions of a living brain.
- Women's health research gets boost from drugmaker settlement Updated: Nov-04-15 1:59 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A settlement Nevada negotiated with pharmaceutical companies is bringing nearly $8 million to women's health research in the state, including for studies on premature birth, Alzheimer's and breast cancer.
- Study: New docs' suicidal thoughts eased with online therapy Updated: Nov-04-15 1:08 pm
CHICAGO - Doctors-in-training face long, stressful hours, sleepless nights and a high risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, but often are too stoic and time-starved to seek help. A study suggests online self-help behavior therapy could be a solution.
- Study: Reproduction of dolphins hurt by BP oil spill Updated: Nov-04-15 1:39 am
NEW ORLEANS - Dolphins living in a Louisiana bay polluted by BP's massive 2010 offshore oil spill have had a very difficult time giving birth long after their bay was covered in slicks, a new study shows.
- Glaxo plans up to 20 new drug applications in near term Updated: Nov-03-15 4:37 pm
GlaxoSmithKline could seek regulatory approval for up to 20 new medicines before 2020 and some could hit the market by then, enabling it to boost revenue rather than just compensate for declining sales of its older drugs.
- 'Concussion' doctor aiding marijuana-based research company Updated: Nov-03-15 4:11 pm
The doctor portrayed in the upcoming football movie "Concussion" is on the board of a company looking for a marijuana-based treatment for head injuries.
- $5M grant brings together experts in sensors, neuroscience Updated: Nov-03-15 8:23 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A team of experts in sensors, electronics, data analysis and neuroscience has been awarded a $5 million grant to help unravel mysteries of the brain.