Research opens door to new infertility drugs; Gene test could predict antidepressant response;

Stem Cells

The legal fight over stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will continue on appeal. Report

The Philadelphia Inquirer documents the growing traffic of stem cell therapies in a host of countries around the world. Story


A team of researchers has found that by deleting the Lrh1 gene they can halt ovulation. And that insight could be the pathway to new and better contraceptives and infertility drugs. Report

Mutations in the serotonin transporter gene SLC6A4 indicate if a person is likely to respond well to Celexa. Story

A new gene test is being developed to identify how an aggressive the disease is so clinicians can take the appropriate measures to fight the disease. Report

Cancer Research

A Stanford research team has discovered a molecule-STF-62247-which can selectively eliminate kidney cancer cells. They are working with scientists in New Zealand that uses a process known as autophagy to develop a new cancer drug. Report

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a type of cancer stem cell that might initiate metastatic cancer. Release

More Research

The anti-TNF-alpha drug etanercept demonstrated an ability to improve the language ability of Alzheimer's patients. TNF-alpha, a critical component of the brain's immune system, normally finely regulates the transmission of neural impulses in the brain. Release