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Volume 7, Number 13
March 31, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Nanotechnology
Gulf stream and climate
Global warming
Extrasolar planets
Quantum entanglement and optical imaging
Large Hadron Collider
Quantum communication
Graphene
Biomolecular computers
Short single photons
String-theory cosmology
Enceladus
Astrochemistry
Carbon nanotubes
Flexible silicon electronics
Quantum computing
Fuel cells and carbon nanotubes
Space elevators
Artificial intelligence
Controlled fusion
Terahertz technology
Nanoelectronics

Life sciences

Evolution of human brain for language
Cancer biology
Memory significance and quality
Fusion of gametes
Proteomics
Biofilms
Cell division switch
Cell signaling model
Artificial enzymes
European hominin
Induced pluripotent stem cells
RNA interference
Dopamine and sugar craving
Brain-imaging studies
Chimpanzee social judgment
Neanderthals
Sexual selection in peacocks
Olfaction and emotion
Astrocytes and cannabinoids
Ocean chemistry, molybdenum, and animal evolution
Human Oral Microbiome Database
Gene expression
Early brain development
Insulin-like growth factor and olfactory centers
Nanobiotechnology
Protein signal transfer
Possible side effects of siRNA
Speciation
Bioinformatics
Systems biology
Genetics of memory
Fruit fly vision

Health and medicine

Avian flu
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Diabetes
Hepatitis C
Antioxidants
AIDS
Calories and weight loss
Fats and cholesterol
Antibiotics
Psoriasis
Tuberculosis
Alzheimer's disease
Abdominal fat and dementia
MicroRNA therapeutics for hepatitis C, high cholesterol
Autism
Malaria
Prions
Schizophrenia
Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Vaccines
Crohn's disease
Resveratrol and cancer
Antidepressants
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Stem cells
Ampakine drugs
Parkinson's disease
Normal weight obesity
Genetics and disease
Multiple sclerosis
Modeling metabolism, energy expenditure, and body weight
Diabetes and cancer



Physical sciences and technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Nanowires may light your home
  2. March 28, 2008 - Chemical signalling drives nanomachines
Background


Gulf stream and climate

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Gulf Stream Leaves Its Signature Seven Miles High
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Black Carbon Pollution Emerges As Major Player In Global Warming - also here
  2. March 24, 2008 - Iron Gets Into The North Pacific In Unexpected Ways, Will Impact Climate Change Predictions
  3. March 25, 2008 - Soot may play big role in climate change
  4. March 25, 2008 - Antarctic ice shelf 'hanging by a thread'
  5. March 25, 2008 - Huge Iceberg Breaks Away, Antarctic Ice Shelf 'Hangs By A Thread' - also here, here
  6. March 25, 2008 - Antarctic shelf 'hangs by thread'
  7. March 25, 2008 - "Mountains of the Moon" Glaciers Melting in Africa
  8. March 26, 2008 - Antarctic ice shelf disintegrating as result of climate change, say scientists - also here
  9. March 26, 2008 - Western Antarctic Ice Chunk Collapses - also here, here
  10. March 28, 2008 - Warming Affects Trees, Streams in West - also here
  11. March 30, 2008 - American West Heating Nearly Twice As Fast As Rest Of World, New Analysis Shows
  12. March 30, 2008 - Austrian glaciers shrink the most in five years
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Earth-like planets may be found soon
  2. March 24, 2008 - An 'Astounding Time' for Planetary Discoveries - also here
  3. March 26, 2008 - Evidence Of A Huge Planet Forming In Star System
  4. March 26, 2008 - Photo Suggests Planet Under Construction
  5. March 27, 2008 - New image may reveal embryonic world
  6. March 27, 2008 - A Planet in Progress? - also here
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Greatest experiment ever in particle physics nears countdown
  2. March 26, 2008 - LHC inches towards completion
  3. March 28, 2008 - LHC set for July start up
Background


Quantum entanglement and optical imaging

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Entangled photons could sharpen your view
  2. March 29, 2008 - Quantum effects could shed light on hazy images
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Greatest experiment ever in particle physics nears countdown
  2. March 26, 2008 - LHC inches towards completion
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Hyper-entangled Photons: 'Superdense' Coding Gets Denser - also here, here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Electrons Can Travel Over 100 Times Faster In Graphene Than In Silicon, Physicists Show - also here
  2. March 26, 2008 - Beating noise in nanodevices
  3. March 27, 2008 - Graphene makes for better optical displays - also here
Background


Biomolecular computers

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - A Chemical 'Keypad Lock' For Biomolecular Computers - also here
Background


Short single photons

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Short Light
  2. April 10, 2008 - World's shortest single photon pulse created
Background


String-theory cosmology

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - String theorists hope to classify the cosmos
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Saturn's moon Enceladus surprisingly comet-like
  2. March 26, 2008 - Ingredients for life found on strange Saturn moon
  3. March 26, 2008 - Enceladus Hints at the 'L' Word
  4. March 26, 2008 - Seeds of Life Found Near Saturn
  5. March 26, 2008 - Dive Into Saturn Moon's Jets Shows Ingredients for Life
  6. March 26, 2008 - Probe Finds Organic Soup at Saturn Moon
  7. March 27, 2008 - Enceladus has potential for life
  8. March 27, 2008 - Cassini Tastes Organic Material At Saturn's Geyser Moon - also here
  9. April 2, 2008 - What's Inside Enceladus?
  10. April 2, 2008 - Tasting a geyser
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - New Organic Molecule in Space
  2. March 27, 2008 - Organic Molecule, Amino Acid-Like, Found In Constellation Sagittarius - also here
  3. March 28, 2008 - Organics in the Mist
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Putting a new spin on nanotubes
  2. March 27, 2008 - Nanomaterial turns radiation directly into electricity
  3. March 28, 2008 - Electron spin and orbits in carbon nanotubes are coupled
Background


Flexible silicon electronics

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Stretchy circuits promise elastic gadgets
  2. March 27, 2008 - Silicon chips stretch into shape
  3. March 28, 2008 - Foldable And Stretchable, Silicon Circuits Conform To Many Shapes - also here, here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - World's smallest diamond ring
  2. March 27, 2008 - Quantum logic gate is miniaturized
  3. March 28, 2008 - Exquisite Photon Control On A Silicon Chip Is Major Advance Toward Quantum Computing - also here, here
Background


Fuel cells and carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells
Background, Background


Space elevators

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Space elevators face wobble problem
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Virtual pets can learn just like babies
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - MIT tests unique approach to fusion power
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. March 29, 2008 - T-Ray Device Getting Warmer: Terahertz Closer To Everyday Use - also here, here
Background


Nanoelectronics

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - Future Of Computing: Carbon Nanotubes And Superconductors To Replace The Silicon Chip - also here, here
Background, Background, Background



Life sciences


Evolution of human brain for language

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Wired for Language
  2. March 24, 2008 - Language Feature Unique To Human Brain Identified - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - New Insight Into The Genetics Of Brain Tumor Formation
  2. March 24, 2008 - Strengthening The Tumor-fighting Ability Of T Cells - also here, here
  3. March 28, 2008 - NSAIDs: Painkillers, Inflammation Inhibitors, Anti-cancer Drugs And New De-methylating Agents - also here
Background


Memory significance and quality

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Fly's Tiny Brain May Hold Huge Human Benefits - also here
Background


Fusion of gametes

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - How sperm and egg fuse into one
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Protein 'map' of human spit created
  2. March 25, 2008 - Protein map of human spit created - also here
  3. March 26, 2008 - Spit Tests May Soon Replace Many Blood Tests - also here, here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Finely Tuned WspRs Help Bacteria Beat Body By Building Biofilm - also here, here
Background


Cell division switch

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Switch Controls Whether Cells Pass Point Of No Return
Background


Cell signaling model

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Model Offers New Understanding Of Cell Signaling, Will Speed Finding Of Drug Targets - also here, here
Background, Background


Artificial enzymes

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Scientists Succeed In Designing Artificial Enzymes That Also Undergo 'Evolution In A Test Tube' - also here, here
Background


European hominin

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - "First European" Confirmed to Be 1.2 Million Years Old
  2. March 26, 2008 - 'First European' had a mountain retreat in Spain
  3. March 26, 2008 - Fossil find is oldest European yet
  4. March 26, 2008 - Bones show humans in Europe 1.2 mln years ago: study - also here
  5. March 26, 2008 - Spain dig yields ancient European
  6. March 27, 2008 - World's "First European" confirmed to be 1.2 million years old - also here
  7. March 27, 2008 - Europe's oldest human unearthed in Spain
  8. March 27, 2008 - Human Ancestor Fossil Found in Europe - also here
  9. March 29, 2008 - European Roots: Human ancestors go back in time in Spanish cave
  10. April 4, 2008 - Fossil From Last Common Ancestor Of Neanderthals And Humans Found In Europe, 1.2 Million Years Old
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Stem cells: 5 things to know before jumping on the iPS bandwagon
Background


RNA interference

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Triumphs and tribulations for RNA interference
Background


Dopamine and sugar craving

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - 'Diet' foods may not fool the brain
  2. March 26, 2008 - The appeal of sugar goes beyond taste
  3. March 27, 2008 - Brain's 'Sixth Sense' For Calories Discovered - also here, here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
  2. March 27, 2008 - The Conflict Of Reward In Depression - also here, here
  3. March 27, 2008 - Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain - also here
  4. March 30, 2008 - Teenage Risk-taking: Teenage Brains Really Are Different From Child Or Adult Brains - also here
Background


Chimpanzee social judgment

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Who's bad? Chimps figure it out by observation - also here, here
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Neanderthals wore make-up and liked to chat
Background


Sexual selection in peacocks

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Have peacock tails lost their sexual allure?
  2. March 27, 2008 - Peacock feathers fail to impress the ladies
  3. March 31, 2008 - Peacock Feathers: That's So Last Year
Background


Olfaction and emotion

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - The (Shocked) Nose Knows
  2. March 28, 2008 - Sniffing out danger - also here
  3. March 27, 2008 - Emotion Makes Nose a Sharper Smeller - also here
  4. March 28, 2008 - Emotion Makes Nose a Sharper Smeller - also here, here
Background


Astrocytes and cannabinoids

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - New Brain Cells Implicated In Machinery Of Cannabinoid Signaling - also here, here
Background


Ocean chemistry, molybdenum, and animal evolution

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Reason For Almost Two Billion Year Delay In Animal Evolution On Earth Discovered - also here
  2. March 27, 2008 - Scientists uncover the source of an almost 2 billion year delay in animal evolution
  3. March 27, 2008 - International team of scientists discover clue to delay of life on Earth
Background


Human Oral Microbiome Database

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - First Comprehensive Database Of Human Oral Microbiome Launched - also here, here
Background


Gene expression

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Genes Previously Believed To Be Silent Are Actually Whispering Key Information
Background


Early brain development

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Key Factor In Brain Development Revealed, Offers Insight Into Disorder - also here, here
Background


Insulin-like growth factor and olfactory centers

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Growth Hormone Found To Have New Role In Development Of Brain's Smell Center - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Biosensing Nanodevice To Revolutionize Health Screenings - also here, here
  2. March 27, 2008 - Researchers Demonstrate Molecular Delivery System for Molecular Communication
  3. March 27, 2008 - New Nanoparticles for Targeting Tumors
Background


Protein signal transfer

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Statistics Are Insufficient For Study Of Proteins' Signal System: New Study Contradicts Previous Work - also here, here
Background


Possible side effects of siRNA

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Gene Silencing Therapies Could Have Harmful Side Effects, Research Suggests - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Evolution Of New Species Slows Down As Number Of Competitors Increases - also here, here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Software delivers speed and accuracy to genome research - also here, here
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. March 29, 2008 - Systems Biology Approach Identifies Nutrient Regulation Of Biological Clock In Plants
Background


Genetics of memory

References:
  1. March 29, 2008 - Scientists identify a mechanism that helps fruit flies lock-in memories - also here
Background


Fruit fly vision

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - How Color Vision Is Processed: Fly Brain Circuitry Mapped - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - STMicro launches chip to detect bird flu
  2. March 24, 2008 - Don't Just Blame the Chickens for Flu
  3. March 27, 2008 - Swiss report first bird flu case in 2 years
  4. March 27, 2008 - Study finds key factors behind bird flu outbreaks
  5. March 28, 2008 - New Approach May Lead To Effective H5N1 Influenza A Virus Vaccine
  6. March 28, 2008 - Rapid H5N1 flu diagnostic presented at ICEID meeting
  7. March 30, 2008 - Indonesian child tests positive for bird flu
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Roche's Xenical helps lower blood pressure: study
  2. March 24, 2008 - Two cholesterol drugs better than one for diabetics
  3. March 24, 2008 - Signaling Protein Helps Limit Damage In Heart Attack, Study Shows - also here
  4. March 25, 2008 - Parents' High Blood Pressure Associated With Increased Risk Of Hypertension Throughout Life In Men - also here, here
  5. March 25, 2008 - 'Mutant' Proteins Could Lead To New Treatment For Heart Disease - also here, here
  6. March 25, 2008 - Dieting And Medication May Reduce Blood Pressure In Patients With Hypertension - also here
  7. March 26, 2008 - Anxiety Linked To Blood Clots: Fear That Freezes The Blood In Your Veins - also here
  8. March 27, 2008 - Heart Failure Treated 'In The Brain' - also here, here
  9. March 27, 2008 - Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack
  10. March 28, 2008 - Vytorin heart study expanded, results being delayed
  11. March 28, 2008 - Coronary Calcium Testing Predicts Future Heart Ailments, Study Shows - also here, here
  12. March 28, 2008 - Brief, High Doses Of Folate -- B Vitamin -- Blunt Damage From Heart Attack
  13. March 29, 2008 - Relaxation Training May Improve Control Of Hard-to-treat Systolic Hypertension - also here, here
  14. March 30, 2008 - Smoking after heart attack lifts risk of second
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Occult blood test reduces colorectal cancer crises
  2. March 24, 2008 - Research To Lead To Brain Tumor Therapies - also here, here
  3. March 24, 2008 - Hope over brain tumour treatment
  4. March 25, 2008 - Hybrid MRI-PET Scanner Reveals Tumors Earlier and in More Detail
  5. March 25, 2008 - Study sheds light on genetic cancer links
  6. March 25, 2008 - Hormone therapy ups breast cancer recurrence risk: study
  7. March 25, 2008 - New Hope For Children With Kidney Tumors Deemed Inoperable - also here
  8. March 25, 2008 - New Approach To Help Control Drug Resistance In Leukemia Identified - also here, here
  9. March 26, 2008 - Hair dye may raise cancer risk for coiffeurs
  10. March 26, 2008 - Radiologists Use Special MRI To Identify Brain Cancer Early - also here
  11. March 26, 2008 - Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Recurrence, New Study Finds - also here
  12. March 26, 2008 - Colon Cancer Screening Key To Prevention, Increased Survival
  13. March 26, 2008 - Targeting Aggressive Breast Cancers By Putting Them To Sleep - also here
  14. March 26, 2008 - MRI: A Window To Genetic Properties Of Brain Tumors - also here, here
  15. March 26, 2008 - New Form Of Inherited Risk Of Cancer Identified - also here
  16. March 26, 2008 - Inhibition of Chemokine Receptor Activation May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Therapies, Study Suggests
  17. March 26, 2008 - Exposure To Low Levels Of Radon Appears To Reduce The Risk Of Lung Cancer, New Study Finds - also here, here
  18. March 26, 2008 - Greater Predisposition To Cancer In Those With Certain Homozygous Gene Pairs, Study Suggests - also here
  19. March 27, 2008 - MRI Findings Help Forecast Prostate Cancer Prognosis - also here
  20. March 27, 2008 - Apple pectin, apple juice extracts shown to have anticarcinogenic effects on colon - also here
  21. March 28, 2008 - Race-specific cancer mutation found
  22. March 28, 2008 - PET Confirmed As Valuable Cancer Diagnostic And Disease-staging Tool - also here
  23. March 31, 2008 - Racial clues in bowel cancer find
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Metformin may delay diabetes onset in those at risk
  2. March 25, 2008 - Periodontal Disease Can Lead To Gestational Diabetes, Study Shows - also here, here
  3. March 25, 2008 - Eleven Genetic Variations Linked To Type 2 Diabetes, New Mathematical Tools Show
  4. March 26, 2008 - Antidepressants Linked To Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests - also here, here
  5. March 27, 2008 - Previously Unrecognized Testosterone Deficiency Common In Men With Type 1 Diabetes
  6. March 27, 2008 - A Ton Of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results For Diabetes
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - New Method Disrupts Hepatitis C Virion Production - also here
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - Eating Causes Stress, But Antioxidants Can Help
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 24, 2008 - How HIV Turns Food-poisoning Into Lethal Infection
  2. March 25, 2008 - Government sees overhaul of AIDS vaccine effort
  3. March 25, 2008 - HIV vaccines: Back to basics?
  4. March 26, 2008 - U.S. agency vows to back AIDS study
  5. March 27, 2008 - AIDS experts go back to basics
  6. March 28, 2008 - Expansion Of Monocyte Subset Could Serve As A Biomarker For HIV Progressions - also here
  7. April 2, 2008 - Back to basics for HIV vaccine development
Background


Calories and weight loss

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Counting calories: not so easy
Background


Fats and cholesterol

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Facts On Fats Could Prompt Healthier Eating
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - New Triple-threat Weapon Needed In War Between Man And Microbe
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Patients With Psoriasis At Increased Risk For Developing Other Serious Medical Conditions
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - Ending apathy in an age of tuberculosis drug resistance
  2. March 28, 2008 - Mutant gene linked to most severe type of TB: study
  3. March 29, 2008 - Complexities Of Genetic Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Revealed - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 25, 2008 - HRT 'might ward off Alzheimer's'
  2. March 26, 2008 - Umbilical cord blood cell therapy may reduce signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
  3. March 27, 2008 - Umbilical Cord Blood Cell Therapy May Treat Cognitive Decline Of Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Study Suggests - also here, here
  4. March 28, 2008 - New Compound Identifies Alzheimer's Disease Brain Toxins, Study Shows - also here
Background


Abdominal fat and dementia

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Big bellies may double the risk of dementia
  2. March 26, 2008 - Big belly in 40s raises Alzheimer's risk in 70s
  3. March 26, 2008 - When the waist widens, risk of dementia rises
  4. March 27, 2008 - Larger Belly In Mid-life Increases Risk Of Dementia, Study Suggests - also here
  5. March 27, 2008 - Study shows that a larger abdomen in midlife increases risk of dementia
  6. March 27, 2008 - Large waist 'an Alzheimer's risk'
  7. March 27, 2008 - Big Belly Boosts Risk of Later Dementia - also here
Background, Background


MicroRNA therapeutics for hepatitis C, high cholesterol

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Hepatitis C is first target for new therapy
  2. March 26, 2008 - New kind of gene "silencing" drug works in monkeys - also here
  3. March 26, 2008 - MicroRNA Sets Stage for Human Therapies
Background, Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Maternal antibodies may contribute to autism
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 26, 2008 - Discovery About Fertilization Points Way To Possible Malaria Vaccine - also here
  2. March 26, 2008 - Decoding Malaria's 'Post Code' System Provides A Potential Drug Target
  3. March 27, 2008 - Suppositories kill deadliest malaria parasites fast
  4. March 27, 2008 - Malaria drug effective early when given rectally
  5. March 28, 2008 - Rectal artemisinins rapidly eliminate malarial parasites - also here, here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Prions picked up by tuning fork detector
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Rare gene defects might add up to schizophrenia
  2. March 27, 2008 - Genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia revealed
  3. March 27, 2008 - Rare Mutations Hint at Multiple Schizophrenias
  4. March 28, 2008 - A New, Genetic Model for Schizophrenia
  5. March 28, 2008 - New schizophrenia drugs no better, Dutch team find
  6. March 28, 2008 - Schizophrenia could involve 100s of genes
  7. March 28, 2008 - Rates Of Rare Mutations Soar Three To Four Times Higher In Schizophrenia - also here
  8. March 28, 2008 - Rates of rare mutations soar 3 to 4 times higher in schizophrenia
  9. March 29, 2008 - Scientists shed some light on schizophrenia - also here
  10. March 31, 2008 - Multi-Institution Team Discovers Role of Rare Gene Mutations in Schizophrenia
Background


Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Prenatal omega-3 may aid babies' brain development
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - New Technique Will Speed The Development Of Vaccines, Study Shows
  2. March 28, 2008 - Toward A New Generation Of Vaccines For Malaria And Other Diseases - also here
Background


Crohn's disease

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - New Genetic Markers For Crohn's Disease Discovered, Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Resveratrol and cancer

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills Cancer - also here
Background, Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. March 27, 2008 - Treating SSRI-resistant Depression - also here, here
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - How Superbug Staph Aureus Resists Our Natural Defenses - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Differ In Genes That Could Control Disease Susceptibility - also here, here
  2. March 28, 2008 - Self-Assembled Materials Form Mini Stem Cell Lab - also here, here
  3. March 29, 2008 - Stem Cells From Hair Follicles May Help 'Grow' New Blood Vessels - also here
Background


Ampakine drugs

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - New drug may help rescue the aging brain - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 28, 2008 - Pesticide Parkinson's link strong
  2. March 29, 2008 - Link Between Pesticides And Parkinson's Strengthened With Family Study - also here
Background


Normal weight obesity

References:
  1. March 29, 2008 - Normal Weight Obesity: An Emerging Risk Factor For Heart And Metabolic Problems - also here, here
  2. April 4, 2008 - Cardio-metabolic risk can occur at normal BMIs
Background, Background, Background


Genetics and disease

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - New Method To Identify Mutated Genes In Human Diseases - also here
  2. April 1, 2008 - Sweeps of Human DNA Yield Discoveries - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - Potential New Target For Multiple Sclerosis Therapy - also here
Background


Modeling metabolism, energy expenditure, and body weight

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - Are You What You Eat? New Study Of Body Weight Change Says Maybe Not - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes and cancer

References:
  1. March 30, 2008 - Researchers find six more diabetes genes: study
  2. March 31, 2008 - New clues to genetics of type 2 diabetes
  3. March 31, 2008 - Major collaboration uncovers surprising new genetic clues to diabetes
  4. March 31, 2008 - Six New Genes Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Discovered, Including One With Role In Prostate Cancer - also here
  5. March 31, 2008 - Genetic variants may be 'trading' one illness with another using new genes, Oxford research shows
Background, Background


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