Latest Medical research News

Ex-medical researcher loses appeal in wife's cyanide death

Jul. 02, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has rejected the lone appeal issue remaining for a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher convicted in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife almost a decade ago. Robert Ferrante, 73, is serving a life term without...

Doctors look to athletes for clues to COVID’s heart impacts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart — even in healthy, young athletes. Enough athletes with COVID were experiencing heart inflammation, called myocarditis,...

Deborah James, UK cancer research campaigner, dies at 40

Jun. 29, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40. James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C" in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living...

Vanderbilt names Berkeley structural biologist as new dean

Jun. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine Basic Sciences has tapped one of the world’s leading structural biologists as its new dean, the school announced on Tuesday. John Kuriyan currently serves as distinguished professor of molecular and cell biology...

Judge: Va. facility can sell some dogs, must stop breeding

Jun. 19, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a company that runs a central Virginia research dog-breeding facility to resume selling some dogs for biomedical research purposes, but he ordered Envigo RMS to cease breeding new puppies. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon’s...

Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun. 15, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years,...

New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study

Jun. 11, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For almost 40 years starting in the 1930s, as government researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of syphilis in Alabama so they could study the disease, a foundation in New York covered funeral expenses for the deceased. The payments were vital to survivors of...

Man who faked drug trials ordered not to practice medicine

Jun. 08, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has ordered the owner of a former medical research company not to practice medicine in the state. Sami Anwar, 43, is now serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison after faking medical drug trials, The Tri-City...

Former longtime Illinois US Rep. John E. Porter dies at 87

Jun. 07, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

John E. Porter, who represented Chicago's northern suburbs for two decades in Congress and helped increase funding for biomedical research has died, his family announced. He was 87. In a statement, the Porter family said the former congressman died Friday after a recent...

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Jun. 07, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects...