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Volume 6, Number 24
June 11, 2007

Physical sciences and technology

Very small galaxies
Global warming
Large Hadron Collider
Brown dwarfs
Extrasolar planets
Robotics
Black holes
Climate modeling
Computer model of deep solar convection patterns
Nonlinear optics
Quasars
Extremely massive binary stars
Nanotechnology
Superconductivity
Supercomputers
Carbon nanotubes
Water on Mars
Personal robots
Quantum cryptography
Nanowire data storage
Milky way size and mass

Life sciences

Memory and forgetfulness
Centromeres
Learning-related neural changes
Bacterial spores
Brain chemistry and aggressive personality
'Resting state' brain activity
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Plant distress signaling
FGF21 and fat metabolism in mice
Transport across bacterial cell membranes
Connecting nanowires and cells
Infant language learning
Histone deacetylase inhibitors and memory
Sexual selection
MiRNA and cancer
Evolutionary origins of the nervous system
Agricultural biotechnology
Déjà vu
Working memory
Synthetic biology
Extending longevity by blocking G protein-coupled receptors
Bacterial defenses against antimicrobial peptides
Genome-wide association studies

Health and medicine

Cancer
Stem cells and cancer
Avian flu
Omega-3 fatty acids and blood pressure
Gene therapy
Anti-aging agents
Modafinil and cognitive enhancement
Vascular protective effects of adiponectin
Alzheimer's disease
Antibiotic resistance
Tissue engineering
Stem cells
Dietary choline
AIDS
Crohn's disease
Gene related to physical activity and weight gain
New disease-linked genes
Autoimmune disease treatments
Experimental drug for diabetes and heart disease
Tuberculosis
Atherosclerosis
Appetite suppressant
Cardiac hypertrophy
Stem cells and aging
Parkinson's disease
Diabetes
Metabolic syndrome
Nanomaterial approaches to drug delivery for cancer
Endocannabinoids and inflammation
Malaria
Low calorie density diets
Regulation of immune system response
Genetics and dietary preferences
Bipolar disorder
Tumor suppressor activity of gamma secretase
Rheumatoid arthritis
Angiotensin-converting enzyme, cancer, and the immune system
Satiety hormones



Physical sciences and technology


Very small galaxies

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Smallest galaxy hints at hidden population
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Himalayan glaciers could be gone in 50 years: experts
  2. June 5, 2007 - World warmer than average in year to May: UK
  3. June 6, 2007 - Thunder? It's the sound of Greenland melting
  4. June 6, 2007 - Antarctic glaciers picking up speed
  5. June 6, 2007 - Hundreds Of Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers Accelerating As Climate Warms - also here, here
  6. June 7, 2007 - Global warming melts Andean glaciers toward oblivion
  7. June 7, 2007 - Dirty Snow May Warm Arctic As Much As Greenhouse Gases - also here, here
  8. June 8, 2007 - Impure as the Driven Snow
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Scientists confirm delay in testing new CERN particle accelerator
  2. June 5, 2007 - World's biggest particle collider is delayed again
  3. June 5, 2007 - Large Hadron Collider delayed
  4. June 6, 2007 - LHC to skip low-energy test runs
  5. June 6, 2007 - Tests of "Big Bang" project put off to 2008
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Cold object delights astronomers
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Overgrown Planet, or Dwarf in the Desert?
  2. June 5, 2007 - Two new planets lack heavy foundations
  3. June 6, 2007 - Studying extrasolar planets 'on the cheap'
  4. June 6, 2007 - Is there life out there? Almost definitely, say UK scientists
  5. June 7, 2007 - Search for life in space getting closer
  6. June 8, 2007 - Boring Star May Mean Livelier Planet, Astronomer Says - also here
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Japanese robot likes sushi, fears president
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - The Loneliest Black Holes In The Universe - also here
  2. June 7, 2007 - Black holes may be snared by interstellar gas
  3. June 8, 2007 - Scientists Reveal How Supermassive Black Holes Bind Into Pairs During Galaxy Mergers - also here
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - 'Push-button' climate modeling now available - also here
Background


Computer model of deep solar convection patterns

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Sun's Deep Interior Revealed by New Computer Model - also here
Background


Nonlinear optics

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - On-Chip Optics Makes Continuous Visible Light from Low-Power Infrared
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - New quasar is the oldest yet
  2. June 7, 2007 - Astronomers find most distant black hole
  3. June 7, 2007 - Most Distant Black Hole Discovered
  4. June 7, 2007 - Heavyweight From the Distant Past
  5. June 11, 2007 - Oldest black hole ever found
  6. June 15, 2007 - Astronomers Find Most Distant Black Hole
Background, Background


Extremely massive binary stars

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Star duo are biggest yet
  2. June 7, 2007 - Most Massive Star Discovered
  3. June 8, 2007 - Found! Most massive stars so far
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Self-assembly could simplify nanotech construction
  2. June 9, 2007 - Nanotech bubbles
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - A step nearer to understanding superconductivity - also here
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - NASA Selects IBM for Next-Generation Supercomputer Applications
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Strengthening nanotube fluorescence - also here
  2. June 8, 2007 - The Original Nanoworkout: Helping Carbon Nanotubes Get Into Shape - also here, here
  3. June 8, 2007 - Algorithm May Help Chipmakers Work With Tangles Of Nanotubes - also here
  4. June 9, 2007 - Nanotube Flickering Reveals Single-molecule Rendezvous - also here, here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Mars rover finds "puddles" on the planet's surface
Background


Personal robots

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Personal Robots Emerge to Improve Quality of Life at Work, Home and School - also here
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. June 9, 2007 - New quantum key system combines speed, distance - also here, here
Background


Nanowire data storage

References:
  1. June 9, 2007 - Silicon nanowires upgrade data-storage technology - also here, here
Background, Background


Milky way size and mass

References:
  1. June 10, 2007 - The Milky Way: an unusual galaxy and an exceptionnally calm formation
Background



Life sciences


Memory and forgetfulness

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Forgetfulness is a tool of the brain
  2. June 9, 2007 - Forgetting Helps You Remember The Important Stuff, Researchers Say
Background, Background


Centromeres

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - How Chromosomes Got Hitched
Background


Learning-related neural changes

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Brain uses both neural 'teacher' and 'tinkerer' networks in learning
Background


Bacterial spores

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Researchers Track How Spores Break Out Of Dormant State - also here
Background


Brain chemistry and aggressive personality

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Brain Chemistry Linked To Aggressive Personality - also here
Background


'Resting state' brain activity

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Scientists study background brain activity
  2. June 7, 2007 - Modeling The Restless Brain: Neuroscientists Tie Network Structure To Brain's Spontaneous Activity
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Stem cells: From adult to embryo
  2. June 6, 2007 - Stem Cells from Skin Cells
  3. June 6, 2007 - Studies find new ways to make embryonic stem cells - also here
  4. June 6, 2007 - Stem Cells Without the Fuss?
  5. June 6, 2007 - Scientists mimic stem cells in mice without using embryos - also here, here, here
  6. June 6, 2007 - Fertilized eggs yield stem cells
  7. June 7, 2007 - Researchers Reprogram Normal Tissue Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells - also here
  8. June 7, 2007 - A twist of fate -- Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells
  9. June 7, 2007 - Skin makes embryonic stem cells
  10. June 7, 2007 - Scientists Use Skin To Create Stem Cells
  11. June 7, 2007 - Stem cell breakthrough paves way for tailor-made new treatments
  12. June 7, 2009 - Simple switch turns cells embryonic
Background


Plant distress signaling

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Plants raise chemical alarm to protect 'family'
Background


FGF21 and fat metabolism in mice

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Lots of Fat, No Carbs--And the Right Hormone
  2. June 6, 2007 - Low-Carb Diet Finding: Study Identifies New Regulator Of Fat Metabolism - also here
  3. June 6, 2007 - Hormone Helps Mice 'Hibernate,' Survive Starvation - also here, here
Background


Transport across bacterial cell membranes

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Simulations Unravel Outer Membrane Transport Mechanism - also here, here
Background


Connecting nanowires and cells

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Direct Interconnections Between Nanowires And Human Cells
Background, Background


Infant language learning

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Children Innately Prepared To Learn Language - also here
Background


Histone deacetylase inhibitors and memory

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Cancer Drug Enhances Long-term Memory - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Why female deer like a stag to be a big noise in the forest - also here
  2. June 7, 2007 - Bigger Horns Equal Better Genes - also here
Background


MiRNA and cancer

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - MicroRNAs Can Turn Off Growth of Cancer Cells - also here
  2. June 7, 2007 - Small RNAs, Not Just Proteins, Hold Big Power In Halting Cancer - also here, here
Background, Background


Evolutionary origins of the nervous system

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Synaptic proteins in sea sponge
  2. June 7, 2007 - Origins Of Nervous System Found In Genes Of Sea Sponge - also here
Background, Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Getting the Bugs Out of Genetically Modified Crops
  2. June 7, 2007 - Genetically Engineered Crop Containment Strategy Developed - also here
  3. June 7, 2007 - Transgenic crops relatively kind to insects
  4. June 8, 2007 - Genetically Engineered Crops Could Play A Role In Sustainable Agriculture - also here
Background


Déjà vu

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Brain mechanism explains sense of deja vu
  2. June 7, 2007 - Origin of Deja Vu Pinpointed
  3. June 8, 2007 - Think You've Previously Read About This? Click This to Find Out Why
  4. June 8, 2007 - Have I Been Here Before? Neuronal Mechanism Could Help Explain Déjà-vu
  5. June 9, 2007 - Brain memory tests show promise
Background


Working memory

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Neuronal Activity Gives Clues to Working Memory - also here, here
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Second Life, or Not?
  2. June 8, 2007 - Tycoon seeks patent for 'minimal genome'
  3. June 8, 2007 - Patent sought on 'synthetic life'
  4. June 8, 2007 - Tycoon's team finds fewest number of genes needed for life
Background


Extending longevity by blocking G protein-coupled receptors

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Super Fruit Fly May Lead To Healthier Humans; Aging Slowed With Single Protein
Background


Bacterial defenses against antimicrobial peptides

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Newly Found Sensing System Enables Certain Bacteria To Resist Human Immune Defenses - also here
Background


Genome-wide association studies

References:
  1. June 9, 2007 - Whole-genome scans yield disease clues
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Flaxseed may slow prostate tumour growth
  2. June 4, 2007 - PET Accurately Identifies Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses To Chemotherapy - also here
  3. June 4, 2007 - VEGF Trap Shows Activity In Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer - also here
  4. June 4, 2007 - Protein May Be Linked To Melanoma Recurrence - also here
  5. June 4, 2007 - Shark Cartilage Shows No Benefit As A Therapeutic Agent For Lung Cancer
  6. June 4, 2007 - Every Moment Counts: Predicting Treatment Responses Earlier For Brain Tumor Patients - also here
  7. June 4, 2007 - Genomic Signatures Identify Targeted Therapies For Lung Cancer - also here
  8. June 4, 2007 - Flaxseed Stunts The Growth Of Prostate Tumors - also here
  9. June 4, 2007 - MRI Detects Cancers Missed By Mammography In Breast Cancer Patients - also here
  10. June 4, 2007 - Gene Variations Point To Why Lung Cancer Drugs Work Better In Japanese Vs. US Patients
  11. June 4, 2007 - Adding Radioimmunotherapy To Chemo May Help Patients With Lymphoma - also here
  12. June 4, 2007 - Scientists Find Way To Identify Which Men Need A Second Biopsy - also here
  13. June 4, 2007 - Exploring Better Ways To Determine When To Change The Course Of Treatment
  14. June 4, 2007 - Tumor Cell Activity May Provide Clues For Treating Breast Cancer In Young Women - also here
  15. June 4, 2007 - Findings Of Immunotherapy Vaccine In Prostate Cancer Patients Shown - also here
  16. June 4, 2007 - Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia - also here
  17. June 4, 2007 - Advances bring better diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer
  18. June 4, 2007 - Study: Liver Cancer Breakthrough Found - also here, here
  19. June 4, 2007 - Sanofi says S-1 drug combo helps stomach cancer patients
  20. June 4, 2007 - Roche says cancer drug MabThera extends survival
  21. June 4, 2007 - Flaxseed, ginseng show benefit in cancer treatment - also here, here
  22. June 4, 2007 - Doctors biased in prostate cancer treatment: study
  23. June 4, 2007 - Onyx drug first to extend life in liver cancer
  24. June 4, 2007 - Experimental combo helps stomach cancer patients
  25. June 4, 2007 - Arsenic trioxide boosts survival in leukemia
  26. June 4, 2007 - Brain radiation increases lung cancer survival
  27. June 4, 2007 - Herceptin could cut mastectomies
  28. June 4, 2007 - New Option in Cancer Treatment
  29. June 5, 2007 - Vorinostat Shows Anti-cancer Activity In Recurrent Gliomas
  30. June 5, 2007 - Gene Implicated In The Development Of Fanconi Anemia And Predisposition To Cancer Described
  31. June 5, 2007 - Phase II Study Shows Combination Improves Survival Of Metastatic Melanoma Patients - also here
  32. June 5, 2007 - Liver Cancer Patients With High Serum Levels Of Hepatitis B Virus Face Poorer Outcomes
  33. June 5, 2007 - Hot Flashes May Be Welcome Sign In Women With Breast Cancer, Study Says
  34. June 5, 2007 - Ethanol Injection Helps Manage Bone Metastasis In Thyroid Cancer Patients - also here, here
  35. June 5, 2007 - Exercise Lowers Insulin In Breast Cancer Survivors
  36. June 5, 2007 - Trial Shows Circulating Tumor Cells Predict How Prostate Cancer Patients Do With Chemotherapy
  37. June 5, 2007 - Diagnosing Skin Cancers With Light, Not Scalpels
  38. June 5, 2007 - New Drug Shows Promise In Treatment Of Advanced Thyroid Cancer
  39. June 5, 2007 - New Multiple Myeloma Treatment Induced Total Remission In 33 Percent Of Patients - also here
  40. June 5, 2007 - Diet May Influence Survival After Treatment For Stage III Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
  41. June 5, 2007 - Estrogen Levels, Sex Appear To Play Role In Lung Cancer Survival
  42. June 5, 2007 - Test Score Reveals Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemo
  43. June 5, 2007 - Making drugs quicker: cancer drug clears 1st test
  44. June 5, 2007 - Coffee associated with lower liver cancer risk - also here
  45. June 5, 2007 - High calcium levels may raise prostate cancer risk
  46. June 5, 2007 - Folic acid does not prevent colon tumors
  47. June 6, 2007 - Cisplatin Is More Effective Than Carboplatin For Treating Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
  48. June 6, 2007 - Pre-treatment Blood Test Could Guide Lung Cancer Therapy - also here
  49. June 6, 2007 - Folic Acid Supplements Do Not Appear To Reduce Risk Of Colorectal Tumors
  50. June 6, 2007 - Study: Folic acid doesn't stop colon cancer
  51. June 6, 2007 - Gender Impacts Colorectal Cancer Progression
  52. June 6, 2007 - Drug Shows Activity Against Brain Metastases
  53. June 6, 2007 - Chemotherapy May Enhance The Effectiveness Of Brain Tumor Vaccines
  54. June 6, 2007 - New Algorithms Classify Outcomes Of Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Patients
  55. June 6, 2007 - Research Shows Survival Benefit For Leukemia Patients Treated With Arsenic Trioxide
  56. June 6, 2007 - Blocking beta1-integrin to treat cancer
  57. June 6, 2007 - Skip chemo? That could come soon for more patients
  58. June 6, 2007 - Sun exposure may reduce malignant lymphoma risk - also here
  59. June 7, 2007 - Transplantation Does Not Benefit Patients With Refractory Myeloma
  60. June 7, 2007 - Lymphoma Drug Bexxar Effective Over Long Term, Study Finds
  61. June 7, 2007 - New Treatment Increases Life Time Expectancy Of Patients Suffering From Advanced Liver Cancer
  62. June 7, 2007 - Talcum Powder Stunts Growth Of Lung Tumors - also here, here
  63. June 7, 2007 - Researchers Show That Molecular Markers Predict Tumor Recurrence - also here
  64. June 7, 2007 - PET/CT: The Best Test For Women With Ovarian Cancer
  65. June 7, 2007 - Benefits Of Trastuzumab Are Lasting, Reducing Both HER2 + Breast Cancer Deaths And Recurrence
  66. June 7, 2007 - Aspirin may cut cancer deaths slightly
  67. June 8, 2007 - Malaria linked to child cancer in Africa
  68. June 8, 2007 - Study finds vitamin D may cut women's cancer risk - also here
  69. June 8, 2007 - Vitamin D cuts cancer risk in study of U.S. women - also here
  70. June 8, 2007 - Take more vitamin D, cancer group tells Canadians
  71. June 8, 2007 - Boosting key milk nutrients may protect against cancer - also here, here
  72. June 8, 2007 - Small study: Vitamin D cuts cancer risk
  73. June 8, 2007 - Study: Vitamin D cuts cancer risk - also here, here
  74. June 8, 2007 - Vitamin D, Calcium May Cut Cancer Risk
  75. June 8, 2007 - Vitamin D Enlisted in Fight on Cancer
  76. June 8, 2007 - Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk
  77. June 8, 2007 - Newer Breast Cancer Drug May Protect Heart, Study Suggests - also here, here
  78. June 8, 2007 - New Contributor To Aggressive Cancers Found
  79. June 8, 2007 - Combination therapy reduces tumor resistance to radiation
  80. June 9, 2007 - Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation - also here, here
  81. June 11, 2007 - Supplement reduces cancer risk in women
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Stemlike Cells May Fuel Colorectal Cancer
  2. June 5, 2007 - Researchers pinpoint colon cancer stem cells
  3. June 6, 2007 - Researchers Find Stem Cells In Colorectal Tumors - also here
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - China reports soldier died of bird flu: WHO
  2. June 6, 2007 - Indonesia worries over latest bird flu virus samples
  3. June 6, 2007 - WHO sees no sign H5N1 infecting humans more easily
  4. June 8, 2007 - Egyptian girl infected with bird flu: WHO
  5. June 9, 2007 - Egyptian girl dies of bird flu virus
  6. June 9, 2007 - Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and blood pressure

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Omega-3 fatty acids reduce blood pressure: study
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Enzyme Delivered In Smaller Package Protects Cells From Radiation Damage
  2. June 4, 2007 - Gene Therapy Delivery Of Nerve Growth Factors Reverses Erectile Dysfunction In Animal Model - also here
  3. June 10, 2007 - Sleeping Beauty 'Jumping Gene' Shows Promise For Sickle Cell Gene Therapy
Background


Anti-aging agents

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Male Mice Get A Longevity Boost From Compound Found In Creosote Bush - also here
Background


Modafinil and cognitive enhancement

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Brain-boosting Pill Alleviates Post-chemotherapy Fogginess - also here
  2. June 11, 2007 - A new drug may clear the haze of chemo
Background


Vascular protective effects of adiponectin

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Fat Protein Cuts Blood Vessel Inflammation, May Help Heart, Scientists Find
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
  2. June 4, 2007 - $6 million Alzheimer grant announced
  3. June 6, 2007 - Inflammation may contribute to Alzheimer's disease - also here, here
  4. June 6, 2007 - Brain injuries unleash Alzheimer's threat
  5. June 6, 2007 - Blocking Stress Protein Decreases Alzheimer's Peptide In Mice
  6. June 6, 2007 - Explaining A Link Between Strokes And Alzheimer's
  7. June 7, 2007 - New clues to stroke role in Alzheimer's
  8. June 7, 2007 - What Causes Alzheimer's? Researchers Tie Beta-amyloids To Brain Dysfunction
  9. June 7, 2007 - Research Team Identifies New Alzheimer's Gene
  10. June 7, 2007 - Genetic 'fellow traveler' discovered in Alzheimer's
  11. June 8, 2007 - Scientists Find Gene Link to Alzheimer's - also here
  12. June 8, 2007 - How Stroke Or Head Injury Can Increase Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  13. June 9, 2007 - Scientists find new dementia gene
  14. June 10, 2007 - Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia - also here, here
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Study of staph shows how bacteria evolve resistance
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. June 4, 2007 - Coming Soon: Blood Vessels from a Test Tube?
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - UK scientists plan stem cell cure for blindness - also here, here
  2. June 5, 2007 - Stem cell therapy for eye disease
  3. June 5, 2007 - Researchers Track Human Stem Cells Transplanted Into Rat Brain
  4. June 6, 2007 - Scientists Set Their Sights On Cure For Age-Relaed Macular Degeneration - also here
  5. June 6, 2007 - Scientists: Stem cells can make blind see
  6. June 10, 2007 - Professor Makes Case For Ethically Universal Stem Cell Lines - also here
Background


Dietary choline

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - Suggested amounts of dietary choline may be too low
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - How Sneaky HIV Escapes Cells - also here
Background


Crohn's disease

References:
  1. June 5, 2007 - PET/CT Should Be 'First-step' Test For Patients With Crohn's Disease
Background


Gene related to physical activity and weight gain

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - 'Fidgeting' gene found for weight loss
  2. June 7, 2007 - Uncovering The Molecular Basis Of Obesity - also here, here
Background


New disease-linked genes

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Serious diseases genes revealed
  2. June 6, 2007 - UK mass study finds record haul of disease genes - also here
  3. June 6, 2007 - Sick Genes
  4. June 7, 2007 - Largest Ever Study Of Genetics Of Common Diseases Published - also here, here
  5. June 7, 2007 - Biggest ever haul of genes linked to diseases
  6. June 7, 2007 - Study nets record haul of disease genes
  7. June 7, 2007 - Researchers Detect Variations in DNA That Underlie Seven Common Diseases
Background, Background, Background, Background


Autoimmune disease treatments

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Aspreva says FDA fast-tracks CellCept lupus drug
  2. June 7, 2007 - Cannabis compound reduces skin allergies in mice
  3. June 7, 2007 - Marijuana skin cream could help allergies
Background


Experimental drug for diabetes and heart disease

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - Drug prevents diabetes, heart disease in mice
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 6, 2007 - New tuberculosis vaccine is developed
  2. June 6, 2007 - Agency Warns of Surge in Drug-Resistant TB
Background


Atherosclerosis

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Combining Molecular Imaging Technologies To Stop Or Prevent Heart Attacks
Background


Appetite suppressant

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - How To Lose Weight And Not Go Hungry: Researcher Develops Drug That Mimics Feeling Of 'Fullness' - also here, here
  2. June 12, 2007 - Diabetes drug may help obese people eat less
Background


Cardiac hypertrophy

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Breakthrough For Treatment Of Fatal Heart Condition - also here
Background


Stem cells and aging

References:
  1. June 7, 2007 - Aging Stem Cells In Mice May Hold Answers To Diseases Of The Aged, Study Finds - also here, here
  2. June 8, 2007 - Loss Of Stem Cells Correlates With Premature Aging In Animal Study
  3. June 8, 2007 - DNA damage to stem cells is central to ageing
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Newron says brain drug helps Parkinsons' patients
  2. June 8, 2007 - Pesticides may raise Parkinson's risk
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Women's midlife weight key to future diabetes risk
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Metabolic Syndrome Points To Heart Health - also here
  2. June 8, 2007 - Drug Protects Against Diabetes And Atherosclerosis In Mice
Background, Background


Nanomaterial approaches to drug delivery for cancer

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - New Nanomaterials To Deliver Anticancer Drugs To Cells Developed - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Endocannabinoids and inflammation

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Constituents Of Hashish And Marijuana May Help To Fight Inflammation And Allergies - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Largest Synthetic Gene Ever Built Offers Insights Into Anti-malarial Drug Resistance - also here, here
Background


Low calorie density diets

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Calorie Density Key To Losing Weight - also here, here
  2. June 19, 2007 - Low 'energy density' foods aid weight loss
Background


Regulation of immune system response

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Novel Pathway That May Promote Immune System Balance Discovered - also here
Background, Background


Genetics and dietary preferences

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Dietary preferences and patterns may be linked to genes - also here
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. June 8, 2007 - Comorbidities common in bipolar disorder, may have genetic link - also here, here
  2. June 9, 2007 - Brain Holds Clues To Bipolar Disorder - also here
Background


Tumor suppressor activity of gamma secretase

References:
  1. June 9, 2007 - Alzheimer's Enzyme Acts As A Tumor Suppressor - also here
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 9, 2007 - Clues To New Genes Behind Rheumatoid Arthritis Revealed
Background


Angiotensin-converting enzyme, cancer, and the immune system

References:
  1. June 10, 2007 - Finding Protection From Tumor Growth In Unexpected Places - also here
Background, Background, Background


Satiety hormones

References:
  1. June 10, 2007 - Hormone That Signals Fullness Also Curbs Fast Food Consumption And Tendency To Binge Eat - also here, here
Background


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