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Volume 7, Number 2
January 14, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Galaxies
Photonic crystals
Carbon nanotubes
Hubble Space Telescope
Graphene
Global warming
Bose-Einstein condensates
Supermassive black hole jets
Intermediate mass black holes
Supermassive black holes
Centaurus A
Antimatter and black holes
Extrasolar planets
Gamma-ray bursts
Hidden quasars
Plate tectonics and planet habitability
Active galaxies
Brain-computer interface
Isolated star clusters
Dark matter
'DNA origami' gene activity tool
Nanotechnology and photovoltaics
Planet formation
Nanotechnology
Antarctic ice loss
Plastic optical fiber
Dark energy
Supernova remnants
Solar cells
Neutrinos
Superconductivity
Spin Hall effect for photons
Neutron stars and black holes

Life sciences

Great Ordovician biodiversification event
Sexual dimorphism
Bacterial size
Female mating strategy
Gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor blockade
Long-term memory consolidation
Cell cycle genes
Cancer stem cells
Sleep
MicroRNA and cancer
Brain-imaging studies
Gene transcription
Cancer biology
Brain and nervous system development
Co-evolution of choosiness and cooperation
Evolution of sex
Brain satiety recognition
MicroRNA
Alcohol, dopamine, and fruit fly courting
Hypnosis
DNA replication and epigenetics

Health and medicine

Autism
Avian flu
Health benefits of vitamin D
Sirtuin-based diabetes drugs
Cancer
Antioxidants
Parkinson's disease
Drug addiction
Cardiovascular disease
Longevity-enhancing lifestyle
Nanobiotechnology
Weight-loss drugs
Schizophrenia
Alzheimer's disease
Celiac disease
Stem cells
Diabetes
AIDS
Gene therapy
Cholesterol
Soy isoflavones and fat distributions
Metabolic syndrome
Obesity and depression
Weight loss diets



Physical sciences and technology


Galaxies

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - How to Make a Milky Way
  2. January 8, 2008 - Galaxy's spiral arms point in opposite directions
  3. January 8, 2008 - Baby Versions of Milky Way Spotted
  4. January 9, 2008 - Astronomy Team Discovers Ancestors Of Milky Way-type Galaxies - also here, here
  5. January 9, 2008 - Milky Way 'ancestors' discovered
  6. January 10, 2008 - An Inconvenient Galaxy: Arms Winding 'Backwards' - also here
  7. January 10, 2008 - Spiral Galaxy Winds Backwards
  8. January 13, 2008 - Galaxy 'Hunting' Made Easy: Quasars Light The Way
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Researchers bend light through waveguides in colloidal crystals
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Plumbing Carbon Nanotubes
  2. January 8, 2008 - Printable, Flexible Carbon-Nanotube Transistors
Background


Hubble Space Telescope

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Upgraded Hubble telescope to be 90 times as powerful
  2. January 8, 2008 - High Hopes for Hubble
  3. January 8, 2008 - Hubble Telescope upgrade on hold
  4. January 9, 2008 - US shuttle glitches may delay Hubble mission: NASA
  5. January 9, 2008 - Fix will give Hubble major boost
  6. January 10, 2008 - NASA Announces Details Of Hubble Servicing Mission - also here, here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Carbon nanosheets promise super-fast chips
  2. January 8, 2008 - Graphene makes movement easy for electrons
  3. January 21, 2008 - Graphene breaks speed record - also here
  4. January 23, 2008 - Graphene Speed Record
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - 2008 Likely To Be One Of The Top-ten Warmest Years
  2. January 13, 2008 - Older Arctic Sea Ice Replaced By Young, Thin Ice - also here, here
  3. January 13, 2008 - Study: Northeast Winters Warming Fast - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - BEC goes with the flow
Background


Supermassive black hole jets

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - VLBA Movies Reveal New Details of Cosmic Jets
Background, Background


Intermediate mass black holes

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Rogue Black Holes May Abound in Milky Way
  2. January 9, 2008 - Rogue Black Holes Might Fill Our Galaxy
  3. January 10, 2008 - Middleweight black holes roam the galaxy undetected
  4. January 10, 2008 - Earth under threat from rogue black holes
  5. January 10, 2008 - Galaxy May Hold Hundreds Of Rogue Black Holes - also here, here
  6. January 10, 2008 - Hundreds of "Rogue" Black Holes May Roam Milky Way
Background


Supermassive black holes

  1. January 9, 2008 - Colossal Black Hole Shatters the Scales
  2. January 10, 2008 - Biggest black hole in the cosmos discovered
  3. January 12, 2008 - Monster Black Holes Soon to Collide?
Background, Background


Centaurus A

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra Image
  2. January 10, 2008 - New X-ray Source In Nearby Galaxy Spawns Mystery - also here
  3. January 19, 2008 - X-raying a galactic jet set
Background


Antimatter and black holes

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Galaxy's antimatter may leak from black holes
  2. January 9, 2008 - Integral discovers the galaxy's antimatter cloud is lopsided - also here, here
  3. January 9, 2008 - Mystery gamma-ray source pinned to vampire stars - also here, here
  4. January 10, 2008 - Vast Cloud Of Antimatter Traced To Binary Stars
  5. January 11, 2008 - Source of Mysterious Antimatter Found
  6. January 16, 2008 - Mystery of Antimatter Source Solved - Maybe
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Planet collision could explain alien world's heat
  2. January 9, 2008 - Have Astronomers Observed the Aftermath of a Distant Planetary Collision? - also here
  3. January 9, 2008 - Faraway Planets Collided, Study Suggests
  4. January 10, 2008 - Evidence of Huge Planetary Collision Found
  5. January 11, 2008 - Balloon-borne telescope could image exoplanets
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Mysterious Explosion Detected In The Distant Past, Halfway Back To Big Bang - also here, here
Background


Hidden quasars

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Hidden Population of Powerful Black Holes Revealed in Large Sky Survey
Background


Plate tectonics and planet habitability

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Earth: A Borderline Planet For Life? - also here
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Even Thin Galaxies Can Grow Fat Black Holes - also here
  2. January 10, 2008 - Even Thin Galaxies Pack Hefty Black Holes
  3. January 11, 2008 - Thin galaxies harbour big secret
  4. January 11, 2008 - Light Echo Show From Wrenching Gravity Outside Black Hole Predicted - also here
  5. January 11, 2008 - Rapidly Whirling Black Holes Revealed - also here, here
  6. January 12, 2008 - Rapid spin for giant black holes
  7. January 14, 2008 - "Hidden" Black Holes Discovered in Distant Galaxies
Background, Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Brain-controlled computer switches on in a heartbeat
Background


Isolated star clusters

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Stars in the Middle of Nowhere
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Astronomers Find Rare Double Einstein Ring
  2. January 10, 2008 - Astronomers produce first detailed map of dark matter in a supercluster
  3. January 11, 2008 - The violent lives of galaxies: Caught in the cosmic matter web - also here
  4. January 11, 2008 - The secret life of galaxies
  5. January 12, 2008 - Hubble Finds Double Einstein Ring - also here, here
  6. January 14, 2008 - Dark matter "scaffolding" of galactic supercluster mapped
  7. January 15, 2008 - Hubble peers into dark matter web
  8. January 17, 2008 - Pools of Invisible Matter Mapped in Space
Background


'DNA origami' gene activity tool

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Researchers make nano-scale DNA research tool - also here
  2. January 11, 2008 - Nanotechnology innovation may revolutionize gene detection in a single cell - also here, here
Background, Background


Nanotechnology and photovoltaics

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - New Nanostructured Thin Film Shows Promise For Efficient Solar Energy Conversion - also here, here
Background, Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - 2 unusual older stars giving birth to second wave of planets - also here, here
  2. January 10, 2008 - Big Space Thing Looks Like a Moth
  3. January 10, 2008 - Planets form twice for old stars
  4. January 11, 2008 - Aged stars parent second wave of planets
  5. January 11, 2008 - Circumstellar Dust Takes Flight In 'The Moth' - also here
  6. January 21, 2008 - Amazing Old Stars Give Birth Again
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Forces out of nothing - also here
  2. January 11, 2008 - Large Cluster Complexes With Almost 500 Silver Atoms Synthesized - also here
  3. January 11, 2008 - Body Heat To Power Cell Phones? Nanowires Enable Recovery Of Waste Heat Energy - also here, here
  4. January 15, 2008 - Nanowires convert heat to electricity
Background


Antarctic ice loss

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - As Arctic Ice Melts, South Pole Ice Grows
  2. January 11, 2008 - Antarctic ice loss speeding up
  3. January 13, 2008 - Antarctic Ice Loss - also here, here
  4. January 14, 2008 - Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica
  5. January 19, 2008 - Bird's-Eye View of Antarctic Ice Loss
Background


Plastic optical fiber

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Plastic fibres to bring cheap super-fast broadband
  2. January 13, 2008 - Plastic Fiber Slashes Network Costs
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Super-computer Could Throw Light On 'Mysterious' Dark Energy - also here, here
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Supernova remnants dance in the LMC - also here, here, here
Background


Solar cells

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - New Stable And High-efficiency Solar Cells Developed
Background


Neutrinos

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Designing a test of neutrinos as dark matter candidates
  2. January 16, 2008 - Upgraded neutrino detector could root out dark matter
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Physicists report novel interaction between superconductivity and magnetism
  2. January 12, 2008 - New Understanding For Superconductivity At High Temperatures - also here
Background


Spin Hall effect for photons

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Light exhibits spin Hall effect
Background


Neutron stars and black holes

References:
  1. January 12, 2008 - Weighty neutron stars may rule out exotic core
  2. January 17, 2008 - Neutron Stars Can Be More Massive, While Black Holes Are More Rare - also here, here
  3. January 17, 2008 - Overweight Neutron Stars?
Background, Background



Life sciences


Great Ordovician biodiversification event

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Did asteroids boost life on Earth?
Background


Sexual dimorphism

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Evolution Of Male-female Differences Within A Shared Genome
Background


Bacterial size

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Big Predators May Need Large Size To Conquer Prey, But Not True For Bacteria
Background


Female mating strategy

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Sexual Conflict Resolution? Mating Frequency And Fitness In Fruit Flies
Background


Gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor blockade

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Human Hormone Blocker Found To Help Prevent Obesity And Diabetes
Background, Background


Long-term memory consolidation

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Naps May Boost Memory
  2. January 8, 2008 - Naps Help Your Memory, New Study Suggests - also here
Background


Cell cycle genes

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - 480 Genes That Control Human Cell Division Identified
Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Forever Young: Differentiation Blocked In Tumor Stem Cells
  2. January 11, 2008 - Stem cells make bone marrow cancer resistant to treatment - also here
Background, Background


Sleep

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Why Sleep?
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - MicroRNAs Keep Tumors in Place
  2. January 10, 2008 - Molecules can block breast cancer's ability to spread
  3. January 11, 2008 - Small Molecule Can Prevent Spread Of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - You Must Not Remember This
  2. January 12, 2008 - Brain Response Differences In The Way Women With IBS Anticipate And React To Pain
  3. January 13, 2008 - Culture Influences Brain Function, Study Shows - also here
Background


Gene transcription

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - New Light Shed On The Mechanics Of Gene Transcription - also here
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Researchers find key to stopping cancer in its tracks
  2. January 11, 2008 - Tumor Time Bombs Set Off by Stem Cells
  3. January 11, 2008 - Common molecule notifies immune system of prostate cancer - also here
  4. January 13, 2008 - Protein Expressed At Tumor Boundary May Be Essential To Tumor's Invasive Potential
Background


Brain and nervous system development

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Two Proteins, Called BERT And ERNI, Control Brain Development - also here
Background, Background


Co-evolution of choosiness and cooperation

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Why It Pays To Be Choosy: The Co-evolution Of Choosiness And Cooperation
Background, Background


Evolution of sex

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Evolution Of The Sexes: What A Fungus Can Tell Us
Background


Brain satiety recognition

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Overweight People May Not Know When They've Had Enough - also here, here
Background, Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - New twist in microRNA biology reported - also here, here
Background


Alcohol, dopamine, and fruit fly courting

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - With Daily Alcohol Use, Male Fruit Flies Court Other Males
Background


Hypnosis

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Hypnosis Study Reveals Brain's 'Amnesia Centers' - also here
  2. January 12, 2008 - Hypnosis offers amnesia clues
Background, Background


DNA replication and epigenetics

References:
  1. January 13, 2008 - New Discoveries About The Protein That Oversees DNA Replication
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Autism

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Mercury-vaccine link to autism disproven: study - also here
  2. January 7, 2008 - Genetic hotspot for autism found
  3. January 8, 2008 - Removing Thimerosal From Vaccines Did Not Reduce Autism Cases In California, Report Finds - also here, here
  4. January 8, 2008 - Mercury's removal doesn't stop autism's rise, study shows
  5. January 9, 2008 - DNA defect linked to 1 percent of autism cases
  6. January 10, 2008 - Three studies suggest gene raises autism risk
  7. January 10, 2008 - Novel Chromosome Abnormality Appears To Increase Risk Of Autism - also here, here
  8. January 10, 2008 - Recurrent Genetic Deletion Linked To Autism, Study Shows - also here
  9. January 10, 2008 - Rare genetic hot spot is linked to autism
  10. January 10, 2008 - Study: Rare Gene Change Linked to Autism
  11. January 11, 2008 - New Genetic Link To Autism Discovered By Studying Speech - also here
  12. January 11, 2008 - Autism Risk Higher In People With Gene Variant - also here
  13. January 11, 2008 - Researchers move 2 steps closer to understanding genetic underpinnings of autism - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - China says latest bird flu outbreak under control - also here
  2. January 9, 2008 - Polish bird flu under control
  3. January 10, 2008 - Bird flu strikes UK wildlife
  4. January 10, 2008 - China says son likely infected father with bird flu
  5. January 10, 2008 - Bird flu virus stable but mutation risks remain: OIE
  6. January 10, 2008 - Deadly H5N1 bird flu kills three swans in England
Background


Health benefits of vitamin D

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Vitamin D deficiency linked to heart, stroke risk
  2. January 7, 2008 - More sun is healthy, despite skin cancer risk, study says
  3. January 8, 2008 - More Sun Exposure May Be Good For Some People - also here, here
  4. January 8, 2008 - Lack Of Vitamin D May Increase Heart Disease Risk - also here
  5. January 8, 2008 - Enjoy the sun on doctor's orders
  6. January 9, 2008 - Fighting cancer with sunshine
Background, Background, Background


Sirtuin-based diabetes drugs

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Resveratrol-like drug works in humans-Sirtris
  2. January 7, 2008 - Sirtris Announces Positive Results with Proprietary Version of Resveratrol, SRT501, in a Phase 1b Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Study
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Fatherhood linked to prostate cancer risk
  2. January 8, 2008 - BRCA genes get help in causing breast cancer-study
  3. January 8, 2008 - Statins cut cancer risk, too: U.S. study
  4. January 8, 2008 - Docetaxel Given After Doxorubicin Reduces Recurrence, Study Suggests - also here
  5. January 8, 2008 - Improving Prognosis And Treatment Of Lung Cancer - also here
  6. January 9, 2008 - Missing molecules key to breast cancer spread - also here
  7. January 9, 2008 - Immune rejection drug shrinks rare tumors
  8. January 9, 2008 - Breast Cancer Risk Varies Significantly Among BRCA1 And BRCA2 Carriers - also here, here
  9. January 9, 2008 - Fatherhood Linked To Prostate Cancer Risk
  10. January 9, 2008 - Statin Use May Be Associated with Reduced Cancer Risk, Says Study
  11. January 9, 2008 - Transplant Drug Sirolimus Shrinks Tumors, Improves Lung Function - also here, here
  12. January 10, 2008 - New breast cancer screening test would use saliva
  13. January 10, 2008 - How Less Can Be More When Treating Some Kidney Cancers - also here, here
  14. January 11, 2008 - Ovary removal ups breast cancer survival for some
  15. January 11, 2008 - Saliva Test To Detect Breast Cancer Could Be Done By Dentist, Study Suggests - also here
  16. January 11, 2008 - Protein helps pancreatic cancer cells evade immune system and spread - also here
  17. January 13, 2008 - Genetic Breakthrough Offers Promise In Tackling Kidney Tumors - also here, here
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - New Cranberry Hybrid High In Antioxidants
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Breaking Down The Potential Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Parkinson Disease
  2. January 7, 2008 - Risk factors for Parkinson's disease under study
  3. January 9, 2008 - Trichloroethylene (TCE) Is A Risk Factor For Parkinsonism, Study Shows
  4. January 9, 2008 - Can A Smell Test Predict Parkinson's Disease?
Background


Drug addiction

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - Assembling The Jigsaw Puzzle Of Drug Addiction - also here
  2. January 8, 2008 - Drug addiction genes identified - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 7, 2008 - New gene identified for condition that causes blood clots in brain
  2. January 7, 2008 - Study: Anxiety May Be Bad for Your Heart - also here
  3. January 8, 2008 - Anxious people have higher heart risk
  4. January 9, 2008 - Healthy Smile May Promote A Healthy Heart
  5. January 10, 2008 - Genetic link to high cholesterol found - also here
  6. January 10, 2008 - A few extra pounds may harm kids' heart health
  7. January 10, 2008 - High Blood Pressure In Older Adults Traced To Gene's Effects In Blood Vessels - also here
  8. January 11, 2008 - Anxiety and depression predict events in heart patients
  9. January 11, 2008 - Anxiety Hikes Heart Attack Risk - also here
  10. January 11, 2008 - Eat Less Or Exercise More? Either Way Leads To More Youthful Hearts - also here, here
  11. January 12, 2008 - Construction Of Heart Modelling Leads Path To New Therapies - also here, here
  12. January 13, 2008 - Risk Factors For Blood Clots, Venous Thromboembolism, In Women Identified
  13. January 13, 2008 - Is Your Heart Racing For The Wrong Reason?
Background


Longevity-enhancing lifestyle

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Four health changes can prolong life 14 years
  2. January 8, 2008 - Healthy living 'can add 14 years' - also here, here, here
  3. January 9, 2008 - Study: These habits can add 14 years
  4. January 9, 2008 - Four Health Behaviors Can Add 14 Extra Years Of Life
  5. January 9, 2008 - A drink a day for a longer life: study
  6. January 9, 2008 - Staying Active And Drinking Moderately Is The Key To A Long Life, Study Suggests - also here, here
  7. January 9, 2008 - A little alcohol 'can be healthy'
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 8, 2008 - Magnetically Guided Nanoparticles May Deliver Treatment To Organs - also here
  2. January 8, 2008 - For Remote-Control Cells, Just Add Magnets
  3. January 9, 2008 - Researchers Use Magnetic Fields, Rather Than Drugs, To Control Cellular Signaling - also here
Background


Weight-loss drugs

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - New Diet Drug in Battle of the Bulge
  2. January 9, 2008 - Metformin helps with antipsychotic weight loss
  3. January 9, 2008 - Diabetes Medication And Lifestyle Changes Can Help Treat Weight Gain Induced By Antipsychotic Drugs - also here
  4. January 10, 2008 - Experimental Weight-loss Drug Cuts Appetite, Burns More Energy, Study Suggests - also here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Ethnicity Predicts How Gene Variations Affect Response to Schizophrenia Medications
  2. January 9, 2008 - Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity
  3. January 10, 2008 - New Treatment Mechanisms For Schizophrenia - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Reversal Of Alzheimer's Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study
  2. January 10, 2008 - People live 4.5 years after dementia strikes: study
  3. January 10, 2008 - Dementia drug instant hit claim
  4. January 11, 2008 - Arthritis drug may ease dementia: case-report
  5. January 11, 2008 - People With Dementia Survive On Average Four And A Half Years After Diagnosis - also here, here
  6. January 11, 2008 - Memantine and Alzheimer's disease - also here
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Celiac Disease: Discovery Of Enzyme's Structure May Lead To New Treatments
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - New Insight Into Factors That Drive Muscle-building Stem Cells - also here
  2. January 10, 2008 - Stem cell breakthrough leaves embryos unharmed
  3. January 10, 2008 - Embryos Survive Stem Cell Harvest
  4. January 10, 2008 - Embryo-friendly technique produces stem cells - also here
  5. January 10, 2008 - Niche Control Of Stem Cell Function - also here
  6. January 11, 2008 - Lab Cites Stem Cell Advance
  7. January 12, 2008 - Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Created Without The Destruction Of Embryos
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 9, 2008 - Carrot cake study on sugar in type 2 diabetes - also here
  2. January 10, 2008 - Statins seen beneficial for nearly all diabetics
  3. January 10, 2008 - Findings show how alcohol lowers blood sugar
  4. January 10, 2008 - Low glucose most likely in early diabetic pregnancy
  5. January 10, 2008 - Researchers Trigger Insulin Production In Diabetic Mice - also here, here
  6. January 11, 2008 - How Antioxidant Therapy May Play A Role In The Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - HIV helpers can be hijacked
  2. January 11, 2008 - Gene scan finds hundreds of possible AIDS targets
  3. January 11, 2008 - Genomic Screen Nets Hundreds Of Human Proteins Exploited By HIV
  4. January 11, 2008 - New Picture Of HIV-1's Protein Jacket Identifies Target For Antibody-based Vaccine - also here, here
  5. January 11, 2008 - Study Finds Possible Targets for H.I.V. Drugs
  6. January 11, 2008 - Proteins Found That AIDS Virus Preys On - also here
  7. January 15, 2008 - Uncovering The Achilles' Heel Of The HIV-1 Envelope - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Gene Therapy Cancers Prompt Design of Safer Virus
  2. January 10, 2008 - Freeze-dried Tendon Implants Loaded With Gene Therapy Prove Effective In Mice - also here, here
  3. January 12, 2008 - Gene therapy implants for tendons
Background


Cholesterol

References:
  1. January 10, 2008 - Cholesterol May Actually Pose Benefits, Study Shows - also here, here
  2. January 11, 2008 - Genetic Factors Behind High Cholesterol Illuminated - also here, here
  3. January 12, 2008 - Breakthrough In Lowering Bad Cholesterol, Fatty Acid Levels Reported - also here
  4. January 12, 2008 - Bad cholesterol genes discovered
  5. January 13, 2008 - New genetic variants associated with lipid levels, risk for coronary artery disease - also here
  6. January 13, 2008 - Scientists associate 6 new genetic variants with heart disease risk factor - also here, here
  7. January 17, 2008 - Study Locates Cholesterol Genes; Finds Surprises About Good, Bad Cholesterol - also here
Background, Background


Soy isoflavones and fat distributions

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Soy may thwart belly-fat gain after menopause
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. January 11, 2008 - Pediatricians call for a cohesive definition of metabolic syndrome in children
Background


Obesity and depression

References:
  1. January 12, 2008 - Obesity, Depression Often Coexist In Middle-Aged Women
Background, Background


Weight loss diets

References:
  1. January 13, 2008 - Most Effective Weight Loss Diet Revealed, According To New Study
Background


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