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Medical Research

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  • Researchers working to regenerate heart, nerve cells

    DALLAS Under a microscope inside a lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center, a dish of cells pulsates with the rhythm of a human heart. Days ago, these building blocks of heart muscle had a different identity altogether: They were scar-forming cells that...
  • A new look at why surgical rates vary

    WASHINGTON Several years ago, a California study showed that a half-dozen elective surgeries were being performed far more often in Humboldt County than they were in the rest of the state. The procedures included hip and knee replacements,...
  • Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care

    Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care
    As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming. Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
  • El Salvador abortion ban is torture, kills women: Amnesty

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - El Salvador's total ban on abortion is killing women and girls, forcing them to undergo dangerous backstreet abortions and landing them in jail, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. Abortion has...
  • Roche says Avastin prolongs life in breast cancer study

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said its cancer drug Avastin helped women with a common form of breast cancer live longer without their disease worsening, when used in combination with chemotherapy drug Xeloda. Results of a Phase III study...
  • Nicox gets boost from strong prospects for glaucoma drug

    PARIS (Reuters) - French pharmaceutical firm Nicox unveiled positive Phase III results for its glaucoma drug on Thursday and said, if approved by regulators, the product could reach peak annual sales of over $1 billion worldwide. Shares in the company...
  • Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate

    Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate
    Despite recent progress in preventing the deaths of its youngest citizens, the United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says. With 6.1 infant deaths per every 1,000...
  • Gunman: 'Every one of them are dead'

    Gunman: 'Every one of them are dead'
    In a 911 call released Tuesday, the man who fatally shot his six grandchildren and adult daughter in the tiny North Florida town of Bell last week matter-of-factly told a dispatcher he had committed mass murder. "I just shot my daughter and shot all my...
  • Drug take-back day set Saturday

    Police in Orange County will collect unused pills Saturday as part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program designed to prevent prescription drug abuse. Anyone can anonymously drop off pills or medicated patches at locations in Irvine, Newport...
  • Judge Orders Man Acquitted By Reason Of Insanity To Remain In Prison

     Judge Orders Man Acquitted By Reason Of Insanity To Remain In Prison
    MIDDLETOWN — The right that a man found not guilty by reason of insanity has to mental health treatment does not trump the court's obligation to protect people's safety, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in an unusual case involving a patient...
  • For the record

    Proposition 46 poll: In the Sept. 13 LATExtra section, an article about a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll on Proposition 46 was based in part on a survey question that contained an error. The proposition would raise the state ceiling on damages for...