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Volume 7, Number 11
March 17, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Earthquakes
Photovoltaics
Planetary nebulae
Earth's core
Hydrogen production
Nanotechnology
Artificial intelligence
Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum information
Quantum dots
Global warming
Primordial black holes
Brain-computer interface
Charmed-strange mesons
Gulf Stream
DNA nanotechnology
Solar oxygen
Graphene
Protoplanetary systems
Zitterbewegung
Amino acids in meteorites
Supersolids
Water on Mars
Robotics
Enceladus
Black holes
Climate modeling
Controlled fusion
Superconductivity
Third degree transcendental L-functions
Water on Tethys
Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer

Life sciences

Island dwarf humans
Bacterial defense against the immune system
Telomeres
MicroRNA and cancer
Coevolution of toxicity and immunity
Dual visual systems
Animal language
Invasive species and evolutionary novelty
Brain-imaging studies
Cancer biology
Acetyltransferase
Cyanobacteria
Proteins activated by mechanical force
Neovascularization
Developmental biology
Natural killer cells
Longevity genes
Brain atlas
Natural cloning
Glycerol metabolism
Grammar understanding
Mitochondria and gene networks linked to obesity
Stress, learning, and memory
Notch signaling, bone growth, and bone cancer
The grandmother hypothesis
Systems biology
Metagenomics
Feeding behavior of marine bacteria
Escherichia coli
Caspases, inflammation, and programmed cell death
TRPV1 pain receptors, depression, learning, and memory
Cheating
Child vs. adult memory
Human Proteinpedia
Autophagy and peroxisomes
Glycosylation

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Influenza vaccines
Avian flu
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Antioxidants
Glucose regulation
Stem cells
Dopamine-producing cells from embryonic stem cells
Obesity
Depression
Sleep and health
Gene therapy
Meal frequency and health
Malaria
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Epigenetic changes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Diabetes
Antibiotics
Phenylpropanoids
Parkinson's disease
Computer-aided drug design
Cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
BDNF and mood disorders
Obesity, mitochondria, and fat metabolism
Macrophages and inflammatory disease
Glutamate and fibromyalgia
Fat formation, obesity, and insulin resistance
Bipolar disorder
Schizophrenia
Tuberculosis
Diabetes and atherosclerosis
Cocaine addiction
Intestinal inflammation, defensins, and caspases



Physical sciences and technology


Earthquakes

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Mega-quakes rare but can occur anywhere
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Colorful Idea Sparks Renewable Electricity From Painting Solar Cells
Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Finally, The 'Planet' In Planetary Nebulae? - also here, here
  2. March 18, 2008 - New Clues to the Most Amazing Shapes in Space
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Discovery Of Earth's Inner, Innermost Core Confirmed - also here
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Efficient Catalysts for Making Oxygen for 'Artificial Photosynthesis'
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Molecular computer could be 'nanobot brain'
  2. March 10, 2008 - Tiny Brain-Like Computer Created
  3. March 11, 2008 - Chemical brain controls nanobots
  4. March 11, 2008 - Cats and dogs with their tails tied together
  5. March 12, 2008 - Tiny Brain-Like Transistor Controls Nanobots
  6. March 12, 2008 - Copolymers block out new approaches to microelectronics at NIST - also here
  7. March 12, 2008 - Nanomaterials Show Unexpected Strength Under Stress - also here
  8. March 13, 2008 - All Done With Mirrors: Microscope Tracks Nanoparticles In 3-D - also here
  9. March 14, 2008 - Surface Structure Of Gold Nanocrystals Probed - also here
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Virtual child passes mental milestone
  2. March 11, 2008 - Researchers Create Character With Reasoning Abilities Of A Child - also here
Background


Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Europe To Build State Of The Art Laboratory - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Nanatechnology Past And Future: Big Engineering Achievements On A Small Scale
  2. March 14, 2008 - Carbon nanotubes outperform copper nanowires as interconnects - also here, here
  3. March 14, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes Help Fix Bones
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Classical communication problem solved using quantum entanglement
  2. March 13, 2008 - Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties - also here
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Scientists prevent QDs from "blinking"
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Not Much Warming Under the Sun
  2. March 16, 2008 - UN: World's Glaciers Melting Faster - also here, here
  3. March 16, 2008 - Glaciers suffer record shrinkage
  4. March 17, 2008 - Glaciers melting at 'alarming' rate
  5. March 18, 2008 - Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected, UN Reports
Background


Primordial black holes

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Searching For A Tiny New Dimension, Curled Up Like The Universe Before The Big Bang - also here, here
Background, Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Mind Over Body: New Hope For Quadriplegics - also here
Background


Charmed-strange mesons

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Physicists Confirm Rare Particle Prediction, After 30 Years Of Study - also here, here
Background


Gulf Stream

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Atlantic's Gulf Stream has huge influence on atmosphere
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Nano-scale structures made from DNA: study
Background


Solar oxygen

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Genesis Finding: Earth Has a Problem
  2. March 13, 2008 - The Solar System's first breath
  3. March 15, 2008 - Crashed probe yields Sun secrets
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Graphene shows pseudospin magnetism
Background


Protoplanetary systems

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - A Solar System That Looks Like Home
  2. March 13, 2008 - Spitzer Finds Organics And Water Where New Planets May Grow - also here
  3. March 14, 2008 - Hot Spitzer News!
  4. March 15, 2008 - First Step Of Earth-Like Planet Formation Observed
  5. March 16, 2008 - Astronomers Find Grains Of Sand Around Distant Stars - also here, here
Background, Background


Zitterbewegung

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Ultracold Atoms Could Replicate The Electron 'Jitterbug' - also here, here
Background


Amino acids in meteorites

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Life's Building Blocks From Space? Meteorites A Rich Source For Primordial Soup - also here, here
  2. March 13, 2008 - Space Rocks Brought Life's Raw Material
  3. March 14, 2008 - Meteorites are rich in the building blocks of life, claims new research
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Can quantum antiferromagnets reveal secrets of bosonic supersolids?
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Huge ice deposits 'seen' on Mars
  2. March 17, 2008 - Icy Promethei Planum
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Researchers Show Off Laser-Guided Robot - also here
  2. March 20, 2008 - Robot Fetches Objects With Just A Point And A Click - also here
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Cassini Dives Through Ice Geyser Live on NASA.gov
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Information May Leak from Black Holes at Dial-Up Speeds
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Modern Physics Is Critical To Global Warming Research - also here, here
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - World's Largest Fusion Experiment Of The Stellarator Type -- Wendelstein 7-X -- Taking Shape - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Two-Dimensional High-Temperature Superconductor Discovered - also here
  2. March 16, 2008 - Closing The 'Pseudogap' On Superconductivity - also here
Background


Third degree transcendental L-functions

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Glimpses of a new (mathematical) world - also here, here, here
  2. March 14, 2008 - Million-dollar maths prize comes a step closer
  3. April 5, 2008 - Creeping Up on Riemann
Background


Water on Tethys

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Saturn moon 'once had ocean'
Background


Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer

References:
  1. March 15, 2008 - Designing A Lunar Telescope To See Into The Dark Ages - also here, here
Background



Life sciences


Island dwarf humans

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Tiny Palau skeletons suggest "hobbits" were dwarfs
  2. March 10, 2008 - Hobbit Redux?
  3. March 10, 2008 - Ancient Bones of Small Humans Discovered in Palau
  4. March 10, 2008 - Pacific "dwarf" bones cause controversy
  5. March 11, 2008 - New bones suggest 'hobbits' were modern pygmies
  6. March 11, 2008 - Tiny Pacific skeletons stir hobbit debate
  7. March 11, 2008 - Micronesian Islands Colonized By Small-bodied Humans - also here
  8. March 12, 2008 - Island find stirs Hobbit debate
  9. March 13, 2008 - More hobbits in the Pacific?
  10. March 18, 2008 - Debate Over 'Little People' Intensifies After Recent Island Discovery
Background


Bacterial defense against the immune system

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Score One for the Microbes
Background, Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - How Worms Protect Their Chromosomes: Thereby Hangs A Surprising Tail
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Low Micro-RNA Level Linked To High Gene Activity In AML
Background, Background


Coevolution of toxicity and immunity

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Toxic newts lose war against 'super-immune' snakes
  2. March 13, 2008 - Snakes Vault Past Toxic Newts In Evolutionary Arms Race
Background


Dual visual systems

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - The Hand Can't Be Fooled, Study Shows - also here
Background


Animal language

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Non-human Primates Convey Meaning Through Call Combinations
Background


Invasive species and evolutionary novelty

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Invasive Species Can Produce 'Hotspots Of Evolutionary Novelty,' Study Shows
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Brain Network Linked To Contemplation In Adults Is Less Complex In Children - also here
  2. March 12, 2008 - Brain scans reveal smokers' clouded judgment
  3. March 13, 2008 - Bad luck at the casino? Blame your brain
  4. March 13, 2008 - To Bet Or Not To Bet: How The Brain Learns To Estimate Risk
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Master protein for tumor growth
  2. March 12, 2008 - How Do Tumors Spread? Scientists and Engineers Team Up to Solve Mystery
  3. March 12, 2008 - Scientists find 'master' breast cancer gene - also here
  4. March 12, 2008 - A protein that makes breast cancer spread
  5. March 13, 2008 - Is Increased Slug Expression Associated With The Progression To Esophageal Cancer? - also here
  6. March 13, 2008 - Fundamental Process Of Tumor Growth Explained - also here
  7. March 17, 2008 - Protein Identified That Triggers Aggressive Breast Cancer
Background


Acetyltransferase

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Novel Regulator Of Chromosome Function Characterized - also here, here
Background


Cyanobacteria

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Startling Discovery About Photosynthesis: Many Marine Microorganism Skip Carbon Dioxide And Oxygen Step - also here
  2. March 14, 2008 - Hardy Earth bacteria can grow in lunar soil
Background


Proteins activated by mechanical force

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Force Governs Function Of Proteins
Background


Neovascularization

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Universal Signalling Pathway In Vertebrates Mediates Formation Of Blood Vessels Both In Embryos And Tumours
Background


Developmental biology

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Digits Grow In Surprising Ways - also here, here
Background


Natural killer cells

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Specialized natural killer cells in human tonsils pack a punch
Background


Longevity genes

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Genes shared with yeast could help humans fight aging
  2. March 13, 2008 - New Longevity Genes Identified: Yeast, Worms And People May Age By Similar Mechanisms
Background


Brain atlas

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Brain map project set to revolutionise neuroscience
Background


Natural cloning

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Creature clones itself to avoid becoming fish food
  2. March 13, 2008 - Change for a Sand Dollar?
  3. March 13, 2008 - Creatures Clone Selves in Face of Danger
  4. March 14, 2008 - Sand Dollar Larvae Use Cloning To 'Make Change,' Confound Predators
Background


Glycerol metabolism

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Code Of 3-D Structure In Key Metabolic Protein Cracked - also here
Background, Background


Grammar understanding

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Grappling With Grammar: How The Brain Copes In Language-impaired Kids - also here, here
Background


Mitochondria and gene networks linked to obesity

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Obesity Associated With Clear Changes In Gene-networks And Dysfunction Of Mitochondria - also here, here
  2. March 14, 2008 - Gene hunters uncover networks behind disease
  3. March 16, 2008 - New method finds networks of genes behind obesity
  4. March 17, 2008 - Overeating disrupts web of genes
Background, Background, Background


Stress, learning, and memory

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Short-term Stress Can Affect Learning And Memory - also here
  2. March 16, 2008 - Correct Levels Of Stress Hormones Boost Learning, Squirrel Study Suggests - also here
Background


Notch signaling, bone growth, and bone cancer

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Same process discovered to both form skeleton and protect it for life - also here, here
Background, Background


The grandmother hypothesis

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Long-lived grannies may have fewer grandchildren
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Systems Biology Approach Identifies Nutrient Regulation Of Biological Clock In Plants - also here
Background


Metagenomics

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - New Window Opens On The Secret Life Of Microbes - also here, here
  2. March 14, 2008 - Bioinformatics technology provides new insight into microbial activities - also here, here
Background, Background


Feeding behavior of marine bacteria

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Marine Bacteria's Mealtime Dash Is A Swimming Success
Background


Escherichia coli

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - New Technique Puts DNA Profiling Of E. Coli On Fast Track - also here
Background


Caspases, inflammation, and programmed cell death

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - How Do Infections And Toxins Launch A Cell's Self-destruct And Alarm System? - also here
Background, Background


TRPV1 pain receptors, depression, learning, and memory

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Pain Receptor In Brain May Be Linked To Learning And Memory - also here, here
  2. March 16, 2008 - Study Raises Caution On New Painkillers - also here
Background, Background


Cheating

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Some cheaters can keep it in their genes
Background


Child vs. adult memory

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Children's Memory May Be More Reliable Than Adults' In Court Cases - also here
Background


Human Proteinpedia

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Human Proteinpedia: Portal to share human protein data among scientific community - also here
Background


Autophagy and peroxisomes

References:
  1. March 16, 2008 - Key Protein In Cell's 'Self-eating' Function Identified - also here
Background


Glycosylation

References:
  1. March 16, 2008 - Structure Reveals How Cells 'Sugar-coat' Proteins - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - If both parents have Alzheimer's, your risk soars
  2. March 11, 2008 - Offspring Of Parents Who Both Have Alzheimer's Disease May Be More Likely To Develop The Illness - also here
  3. March 14, 2008 - Increased Level Of Magnetic Iron Oxides Found In Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  4. March 14, 2008 - Researchers use light to detect Alzheimer's - also here, here
  5. March 16, 2008 - Paradoxical Alzheimer's Finding May Shed New Light On Memory Loss - also here, here
Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Japan seeks new form of flu vaccine
  2. March 10, 2008 - Japan eyes all-round bird flu vaccine
  3. March 11, 2008 - New bird flu vaccine takes different approach
Background, Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - India culls poultry to contain new bird flu outbreak
  2. March 11, 2008 - Bird flu expert urges vigilance in China
  3. March 11, 2008 - Bird flu kills four civets in Vietnam national park
  4. March 11, 2008 - India conducts night raids to contain bird flu - also here
  5. March 16, 2008 - China Confirms Outbreak of Bird Flu
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Femara cuts cancer recurrence even if started late
  2. March 10, 2008 - Food Compounds That Kill Test-Tube Cancer Cells Analyzed
  3. March 10, 2008 - Colorectal Cancer Gene Identified - also here
  4. March 10, 2008 - Pancreas cancer hope over surgery
  5. March 10, 2008 - Non-Hodgkin's cancer patients living longer: study
  6. March 11, 2008 - Drinking plus hormones may up breast cancer risk
  7. March 11, 2008 - Factors behind head and neck cancer revealed
  8. March 11, 2008 - Combined Stenting And Photodynamic Therapy Improves Survival In Late Stage Liver Cancer Patients, Study Suggests - also here, here
  9. March 11, 2008 - Postoperative Chemotherapy Does Not Improve Survival In Gastric Cancer Patients, Study Suggests
  10. March 11, 2008 - HPV Vaccine Seems To Be Working, Abnormal Pap Test Results Lower, Study Shows - also here, here
  11. March 11, 2008 - Mouse Model For Mesothelioma Reproduces Human Disease - also here
  12. March 11, 2008 - Prostate Cancer Screening: Biopsy Techniques Have Made PSA Test Less Predictive
  13. March 11, 2008 - Malignant tumor or benign cyst?
  14. March 12, 2008 - Obesity tied to higher pancreatic cancer risk
  15. March 12, 2008 - Study shows way to predict lung cancer recurrence
  16. March 12, 2008 - Outlook Improves For Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Over Past Decade - also here
  17. March 12, 2008 - Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer Patients With BRCA Live Longer, May Respond Better To Treatment, Study Shows - also here
  18. March 13, 2008 - Recurrent Low-grade Carcinoma Of The Ovary Less Responsive To Chemo Than More Common Ovarian Cancers - also here, here
  19. March 13, 2008 - Sexual Activity and Marijuana Use Associated with HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer, Study Shows - also here
  20. March 13, 2008 - Late Treatment With Letrozole Can Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk - also here
  21. March 14, 2008 - Overweight women have worse breast cancer: study
  22. March 14, 2008 - Researchers Study New Drug And Indications For Heated Chemotherapy Treatment
  23. March 14, 2008 - COX-2 Expression Is Marker For Cancer Development In Some Benign Breast Biopsies - also here
  24. March 14, 2008 - Genetic Markers Found For Lung Cancers Most Likely To Recur
  25. March 14, 2008 - Switch For Programmed Cell Death Promotes Spread Of Glioblastoma - also here, here
  26. March 14, 2008 - Anchoring Protein Variant Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk
  27. March 14, 2008 - Gene variant increases breast cancer risk - also here, here
  28. March 14, 2008 - Study provides clues to prevent spread of ovarian cancer - also here, here
  29. March 14, 2008 - Body Mass Index may serve as prognostic tool for advanced, aggressive breast cancers
  30. March 14, 2008 - Breast cancer more aggressive among obese women - also here, here
  31. March 14, 2008 - Soy compound may halt spread of prostate cancer - also here
  32. March 15, 2008 - Lymphoma Patients Benefit From Combined PET-CT Scanning, Study Suggests - also here
  33. March 16, 2008 - Tumour growth block hopes raised
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Magnesium-rich foods ward off stroke in smokers
  2. March 10, 2008 - Tracking A Deteriorating Heart
  3. March 10, 2008 - Smoking Is Major Risk Factor For Stroke In China, Study Shows
  4. March 11, 2008 - Heart Attack And Stroke: Key Found To Breakthrough Drug For Clot Victims - also here, here
  5. March 12, 2008 - Heart-risk protein unaltered by daily psyllium
  6. March 13, 2008 - Magnesium Associated With Lower Risk For Some Strokes In Male Smokers - also here
  7. March 13, 2008 - Post-stroke Clot-busting Therapy Beneficial For Patients On Aspirin - also here
  8. March 13, 2008 - Ibuprofen Destroys Aspirin's Positive Effect on Stroke Risk - also here, here
  9. March 14, 2008 - Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds
  10. March 14, 2008 - Genes that protect against atherosclerosis identified - also here
  11. March 15, 2008 - Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Researchers Control Growth Rate Of Replacement Blood Vessels, Tissues
  2. March 10, 2008 - Silver Nanoparticles Deadly to Bacteria
  3. March 13, 2008 - How Nanopackaging And Nanovalves For Medicines Should Be Like Skewered Pumpkins
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Torrefacto-roasted Coffee Has Higher Antioxidant Properties
  2. March 11, 2008 - When It Comes To Red Cabbage, More Is Better
Background


Glucose regulation

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Chronically Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Disable 'Fasting Switch'
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - Puppy teeth make new dog bone
  2. March 11, 2008 - Injection Of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Helps The Aging Brain, Study Shows
  3. March 16, 2008 - Post Brain Injury: New Nerve Cells Originate From Neural Stem Cells - also here, here
Background


Dopamine-producing cells from embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. March 10, 2008 - New technique brings Parkinson's treatment closer
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Are fat moms to blame for fat kids? Answer unclear
  2. March 13, 2008 - Maternal Obesity Not Strongly Linked To Obesity In Offspring Says Study - also here
  3. March 15, 2008 - Gene Hunters Fine-tune Marker For Common Obesity Gene - also here, here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Protein discovery could lead to depression test
  2. March 11, 2008 - Metabolic syndrome: a risk factor for depression?
  3. March 12, 2008 - Researchers May Have Found Test For Depression
  4. March 14, 2008 - Depression: the symptoms in children are not like in adults
Background


Sleep and health

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Poor Sleep More Dangerous For Women - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - Long-term Muscle Improvements Shown In Gene Therapy Study In Mice - also here, here
  2. March 11, 2008 - Research shows promise for potential new gene therapy strategy for muscle-wasting diseases
  3. March 12, 2008 - Gene Therapy: Polymer Translocation Pulled through a Narrow Pore
  4. March 14, 2008 - Gene Therapy Could Save Kids From A Lifetime Of Eating Cornstarch - also here, here
Background


Meal frequency and health

References:
  1. March 11, 2008 - How Frequency Of Meals May Affect Health
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - We can eradicate malaria: report
  2. March 16, 2008 - Model Identifies Targets For Eradication Of Malaria - also here
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Cat carried woman's antibiotic-resistant infection - also here
  2. March 12, 2008 - Report: Woman, cat shared staph bug - also here
Background


Epigenetic changes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Epigenetic Changes Discovered In Major Psychosis - also here, here
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Low Levels Of PYY Hormone A Very Early Indicator Of Type 2 Diabetes - also here
  2. March 12, 2008 - New Method May Revolutionize Diabetes Research
  3. March 13, 2008 - Weight Loss More Effective Than Intensive Insulin Therapy For Type 2 Diabetics, Expert Argues - also here
  4. March 13, 2008 - Extra Vitamin D In Early Childhood Cuts Adult Diabetes Risk - also here
  5. March 13, 2008 - Vitamin D 'cuts risk of diabetes'
  6. March 14, 2008 - Breast-feeding seen to curb type 2 diabetes later
  7. March 14, 2008 - Phase I Diabetes Trial Aims To Reverse Type 1 Diabetes - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Confronting The Challenge Of Antimicrobial Resistance - also here
  2. March 12, 2008 - UK team in bacteria breakthrough
  3. March 15, 2008 - How Antibiotic Resistant Bugs Became Resistant To Penicillin, And How Penicillin Could Work Again - also here
  4. March 19, 2008 - New weapon against antibiotic resistance
Background


Phenylpropanoids

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Herb Anise Contains Unique Healthful Phenylpropanoids, Study Suggests
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - First Early-detection Blood Test For Parkinson's Shows Promise - also here
Background


Computer-aided drug design

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - More Computer-aided Drug Design Developed Will Speed Up Drug Development - also here
Background


Cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Cardiovascular Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reviewed - also here
Background, Background


BDNF and mood disorders

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - The yin and yang of genes for mood disorders - also here
Background, Background


Obesity, mitochondria, and fat metabolism

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - Protein deficiency leads to faster fat burning in mice, study shows - also here
  2. March 15, 2008 - Fight Against Obesity: Increase Cells' Energy Consumption With Mitochondrial Uncoupling? - also here
Background


Macrophages and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. March 12, 2008 - New Protein Family Implicated In Inflammatory Diseases - also here, here
  2. March 14, 2008 - Policing Cells Demand ID To Tell Friend From Foe, Say Cell Engineers - also here
  3. March 14, 2008 - Scientists shine new light on inflammatory diseases - also here, here
Background, Background, Background, Background, Background


Glutamate and fibromyalgia

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Pain In Fibromyalgia Is Linked To Changes In Brain Molecule - also here, here
Background


Fat formation, obesity, and insulin resistance

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Protein That Stimulates Fat Formation Discovered
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Bipolar Disorder: Manic Mouse Made With One Gene Missing - also here
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Different Use Of Brain Areas May Explain Memory Problems In Schizophrenics - also here, here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Inhaled tuberculosis vaccine more effective than traditional shot - also here
  2. March 13, 2007 - Scientists discover how TB 'develops invincibility' against only available treatment - also here
  3. March 14, 2008 - New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria - also here
  4. March 17, 2008 - Inhaled TB vaccine developed
Background


Diabetes and atherosclerosis

References:
  1. March 13, 2008 - Study details how diabetes drives atherosclerosis - also here
Background, Background, Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. March 14, 2008 - Emotional 'Bummer' Of Cocaine Addiction Mimicked In Animals - also here
Background


Intestinal inflammation, defensins, and caspases

References:
  1. March 15, 2008 - New Defense Mechanism Against Intestinal Inflammation Found - also here
Background


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