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Volume 7, Number 14
April 7, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Neutron stars
Artificial cognitive systems
Very close binary stars
Hydrogen storage
Black holes
Modified Newtonian dynamics
Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope
Hydrogen production
Global warming
High-density data storage
Plasmons
Extrasolar planets
Nanotechnology
Galaxy cluster formation
Terahertz technology
Snowball Earth
Star formation in early galaxies
Gravitational wave detectors
Supernovae
Large Hadron Collider
Solar phenomena
Single-molecule DNA sequencing
Virtual reality
The South Pole Telescope and the cosmic microwave background
DNA nanotechnology
Earthquakes
Graphene and the fine structure constant
Brown dwarfs
Old galaxies in the early universe
Stellar rotation and mixing
Bose-Einstein condensates
Climate modeling
Early galaxy evolution

Life sciences

Immunological effects of probiotic bacteria
Ghrelin and fertility
Brain neuron handedness
Artificial gene synthesis and protein expression
Opioid receptors
Parthenogenesis in bees
Leptin, appetite control and PI3K signaling
Pleiotropy
Evolution of menopause
Molecular evolution of influenza viruses
Human embryonic stem cells from cloning
Anaesthetics and calcium channel ions
Evolution of diversity
Stromatolites
MicroRNA and cancer
Frequency discrimination in auditory perception
Emotion genes
Antibiotic-eating bacteria
Cancer biology
Purine synthesis
Brain-imaging studies
Asexual reproduction and DNA repair
Sleep, leptin, and ghrelin
Sex differences
Stress and neuropeptide Y
Earliest animals
RNA splicing
Speciation
Mitosis

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Cholesterol and arterial plaque
Obesity drugs
Alzheimer's disease
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Multiple sclerosis
Influeza
Nanobiotechnology
Antibiotics
Stem cells
Tissue engineering
Schizophrenia
Tuberculosis
Avian flu
Autism
Diabetes
AIDS
Obesity and intestinal microbiota
Bioinformatics technique for linking genetic variations with disease
Lung cancer and nicotine addiction
Alcohol and NMDA receptor function
Genetics and body weight
Antibiotic resistance
Obesity virus
Nutrition and the immune system
Parkinson's disease
Sleep and body weight gain
Flavonoids and immune system health
Epigenetic changes in brain DNA due to alcohol
Metabolic syndrome
Psoriasis
Salivaomics Knowledge Base
Mitochondria, estrogen, and Alzheimer's disease



Physical sciences and technology


Neutron stars

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - 'Mountains' on stars could trigger gravitational waves
Background, Background


Artificial cognitive systems

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Robotic Minds Think Alike?
  2. March 31, 2008 - New Breed Of Cognitive Robot Is A Lot Like A Puppy
Background


Very close binary stars

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Huge 'Peanut' Stars Share Material
  2. April 1, 2008 - 'Peanut' stars may explain strange supernovae
  3. April 1, 2008 - Two Yellow Supergiant Eclipsing Binary Systems Discovered: First Of Their Kind Ever Found - also here
  4. April 2, 2008 - New Star Systems First of Their Kind
  5. April 7, 2008 - Rare peanut-shaped star systems found
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Physicists find new material for storing hydrogen
  2. April 1, 2008 - Hydrogen Storage In Nanoparticles Works: Outlook For Hydrogen Cars Improved - also here
  3. April 4, 2008 - Potential Hydrogen-storage Compound Could Fuel Hydrogen-Powered - also here, here
Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Heavy stars may go out with a whimper, not a bang
  2. April 1, 2008 - Universe's tiniest black hole discovered
  3. April 1, 2008 - Mini-black hole is smallest ever but still strong
  4. April 1, 2008 - The Amazing Shrinking Black Hole
  5. April 1, 2008 - Smallest Black Hole Found
  6. April 2, 2008 - Tiniest black hole may make spaghetti
  7. April 1, 2008 - NASA Scientists Identify Smallest Known Black Hole
  8. April 2, 2008 - Smallest Black Hole Ever Discovered Has Amazing Tidal Force - also here, here, here
  9. April 2, 2008 - Smallest Known Black Hole Discovered
  10. April 2, 2008 - Mid-Size Black Hole Answers Longstanding Question
  11. April 4, 2008 - Black Hole Discovered In Center Of Enigmatic Omega Centauri - also here, here
  12. April 7, 2008 - Massive Star Mystery: Do They Explode?
Background


Modified Newtonian dynamics

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Do things fall differently in little galaxies?
  2. April 5, 2008 - Divisive idea 'explains galaxies'
  3. April 7, 2008 - Do Dwarf Galaxies Favor MOND Over Dark Matter?
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - NASA's GLAST Satellite Gets Twin Solar Panels In Prep For Launch - also here, here
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Towards Bio-inspired Hydrogen Production Without Noble Metals
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Global Warming Bringing Early Spring Seasons To Eurasian Forests
  2. April 1, 2008 - Tropical Forests Not Likely To Limit Expected Rapid Rise In Carbon Dioxide, Major Study Suggests
  3. April 2, 2008 - Are the IPCC scenarios 'unachievable'?
  4. April 3, 2008 - Do cosmic rays cause climate change?
  5. April 3, 2008 - 'No Sun link' to climate change
  6. April 3, 2008 - Dust Plays Huge Role in Climate Change
  7. April 4, 2008 - Climate Change Is Not Caused By Cosmic Rays, According To New Research - also here, here
  8. April 4, 2008 - Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction Assumptions Overly Optimistic, Study Says - also here, here
Background


High-density data storage

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Huge Amounts Of Data Storage May Be Possible Using Ultra-small Needles - also here
Background, Background


Plasmons

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Nanoelectronics: Compression Of Light Directly Observed By Scientists
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Ten Exotic Planets Outside Our Solar System Discovered With New Technique - also here
  2. April 2, 2008 - A Raft of New Planets in Silhouette
  3. April 2, 2008 - Has the youngest known planet been spotted?
  4. April 2, 2008 - Astronomers find new planets, including a baby
  5. April 2, 2008 - Youngest Planet Ever Discovered Offers Unique View Of Planet Formation
  6. April 2, 2008 - Astronomers find baby planet
  7. April 2, 2008 - Easy ways to other Earths
  8. April 2, 2008 - 'Astro-comb' helps search for Goldilocks planet
  9. April 2, 2008 - "Astro Comb" May Boost Hunt for Earthlike Planets
  10. April 2, 2008 - Astronomers see 'youngest planet'
  11. April 3, 2008 - Chance Of Finding Earthlike Planets On The Rise, UK Astronomers Believe
  12. April 6, 2008 - Solar System's 'look-alike' found
  13. April 7, 2008 - New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets - also here, here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Engineers Make First 'Active Matrix' Display Using Nanowires - also here, here
  2. April 2, 2008 - Chemical Signaling May Power Nanomachines - also here
Background


Galaxy cluster formation

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Newly Discovered Galaxy Cluster In Early Stage Of Formation Is Farthest Away Ever Identified - also here, here
  2. April 9, 2008 - Found! Oldest galaxy pile-up
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Ready to go: mobile terahertz devices
Background


Snowball Earth

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Study heats up 'snowball Earth' debate
Background


Star formation in early galaxies

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Galaxy Evolution Seen in Action
  2. April 2, 2008 - Stars Burst Into Life In The Early Universe
Background


Gravitational wave detectors

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Gravitational wave detectors to get major upgrade
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Two Supernova Factories Found In The Milky Way
  2. April 3, 2008 - Exploding Star Shows Rare View Of Early Stages Of A Supernova - also here
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - 2,500 Researchers, 1 Large Hadron Collider, 1 New Snapshot Of The Universe - also here
Background


Solar phenomena

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - First movie of 'tsunami' on Sun
  2. April 3, 2008 - Source Of Solar Wind Discovered
  3. April 3, 2008 - New Views On The Sun's Startling Magnetic Fountains
  4. April 3, 2008 - Solar Tsunami Caught Blasting Away At Over a Million Kilometers Per Hour
  5. April 4, 2008 - Medical X-ray Technique Unveils The Sun's Corona
  6. April 4, 2008 - Clashing magnetic fields blast solar winds
  7. April 7, 2008 - Focused Solar Explosions Get Hotter - also here
  8. April 8, 2008 - Solar Wind Source Found
  9. April 13, 2008 - Astronomers pinpoint source of slow solar wind
Background


Single-molecule DNA sequencing

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Sequencing single molecules of DNA
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Matrix-style virtual worlds 'a few years away'
Background


The South Pole Telescope and the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Cosmologists Probe Mystery Of Dark Energy With South Pole Telescope
Background, Background, Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Nano-softball Made Of DNA - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Possible link found between earthquakes along the Cascadia and San Andreas faults - also here
  2. April 4, 2008 - San Andreas fault pushed around by big cousin
Background


Graphene and the fine structure constant

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Graphene Gazing Gives Glimpse Of Foundations Of Universe - also here, here, here, here
  2. April 17, 2008 - Carbon mesh pins down universal constant
Background, Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Newborn Brown Dwarfs Stir Up The Neighborhood
Background


Old galaxies in the early universe

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Old Galaxies Stick Together In The Young Universe - also here, here
Background


Stellar rotation and mixing

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Star Theory Gets New Spin
  2. April 7, 2008 - Hot, Bright, Massive Stars Have Complex Mixing Processes In Their Great Depths
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms, Cools Atoms To Almost Absolute Zero - also here, here
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Multi-century High-resolution Climate Simulations Created Using Supercomputers - also here, here
  2. April 5, 2008 - Climate Models Look Good When Predicting Climate Change - also here, here
Background


Early galaxy evolution

References:
  1. April 6, 2008 - Astronomers View Distant Galaxies Evolving One Billion Years After The Big Bang
Background



Life sciences


Immunological effects of probiotic bacteria

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Bacterial Combinations Do Not Result In Enhanced Cytokine Production, Study Shows
Background


Ghrelin and fertility

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Hormone That Controls Hunger And Appetite Also Linked To Reduced Fertility - also here
Background


Brain neuron handedness

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Neurons Hard Wired To Tell Left From Right - also here, here
Background


Artificial gene synthesis and protein expression

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - 'Artificial cell' can make its own genes
Background


Opioid receptors

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Mutant monkeys get hooked on a drug called mum
Background


Parthenogenesis in bees

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - How to be reincarnated as a queen
Background


Leptin, appetite control and PI3K signaling

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Controlling Your Appetite Requires PI3K Signaling
Background


Pleiotropy

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Study Questions 'Cost Of Complexity' In Evolution - also here, here
Background


Evolution of menopause

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Menopause Is An Adaptation To Minimize Reproductive Competition Between Females In A Family, Research Suggests - also here
Background, Background


Molecular evolution of influenza viruses

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Molecular evolution of influenza A viruses circulated in Fujian Province, China - also here
Background


Human embryonic stem cells from cloning

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - British scientists make human-cow embryos
  2. April 2, 2008 - First British human-animal hybrid embryos created by scientists
  3. April 3, 2008 - Human-cow hybrid embryos made in lab
Background, Background


Anaesthetics and calcium channel ions

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Chloroform Provides Clue To 150 Year Old Medical Puzzle - also here
Background


Evolution of diversity

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - When Evolution Tends To Maximize The Diversity And Functioning Of Ecosystems
Background


Stromatolites

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Discovery Of Oldest Known Traces Of Mineralization Caused By Micro-organisms
Background, Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Replacing Absent MicroRNAs Could Make Tumors Less Invasive, More Treatable - also here
Background, Background


Frequency discrimination in auditory perception

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Humans Have More Distinctive Hearing Than Animals, Study Shows
Background


Emotion genes

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - 'Emotion genes' make mice squeal during sex
  2. April 3, 2008 - Sex and Drugs and Singing Mice
  3. April 3, 2008 - Mouse Calls During Courtship Help Search For Emotion-controlling Genes - also here
Background


Antibiotic-eating bacteria

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Soil 'ultra-bugs' thrive on a diet of antibiotics
  2. April 3, 2008 - Scientists find host of antibiotic-eating germs
  3. April 3, 2008 - Antibiotics feed bacteria
  4. April 7, 2008 - Germs in Soil Find Antibiotics Tasty - also here, here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Mitochondrial Mutations Make Tumors Spread
  2. April 3, 2008 - Researchers learn how signaling molecule orchestrates breast cancer's spread - also here
  3. April 3, 2008 - New metastasis mechanism revealed
Background


Purine synthesis

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - DNA Building Block Creation Seen In Living Cells: Could Be Key To New Cancer Treatments
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Two Frontal Brain Areas Contribute Specifically To Certain Decision-making Processes - also here
  2. April 5, 2008 - A Little Anxiety Is Sometimes A Good Thing, Study Shows
  3. April 5, 2008 - Irrelevant Image Of Attractive Woman Can Make A Man More Willing To Take Big Financial Risks
  4. April 7, 2008 - Sex and Financial Risk Linked in Brain - also here, here, here, here
Background


Asexual reproduction and DNA repair

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Is DNA Repair A Substitute For Sex? - also here, here, here
  2. April 9, 2008 - Evolution: Scandal! Sex-starved and still surviving
Background


Sleep, leptin, and ghrelin

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Sleep more to slim down, scientists say - also here
Background, Background


Sex differences

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Male monkeys prefer boys' toys
  2. April 7, 2008 - Boys will be boys, even if they're monkeys: study
  3. April 8, 2008 - Like boys' toys? Blame your genes
Background


Stress and neuropeptide Y

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Genetic Factor In Stress Response Variability Discovered
Background


RNA splicing

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Scientists visualize the machinery of mRNA splicing - also here, here
Background


Earliest animals

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Comb Jellies Take Root in a New Tree of Animal Life
  2. April 10, 2008 - Shock: First Animal on Earth Was Surprisingly Complex
  3. April 11, 2008 - The First Animal On Earth Was Significantly More Complex Than Previously Believed
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. April 6, 2008 - Darwin Was Right: Natural Selection Speeds Up Speciation - also here, here, here, here, here
Background


Mitosis

References:
  1. April 6, 2008 - Mitosis Gets Harder Thanks To New Gene Discovery - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Starving before chemotherapy could save more lives
  2. March 31, 2008 - Salmonella Bacteria Turned Into Cancer Fighting Robots
  3. March 31, 2008 - Racial clues in bowel cancer find
  4. April 1, 2008 - Gene expression profiles may improve cancer prognosis
  5. April 1, 2008 - Fasting found to reduce chemo side-effects
  6. April 1, 2008 - Fasting could ease effects of chemotherapy
  7. April 1, 2008 - Anemia increases risk of breast cancer recurrence
  8. April 1, 2008 - New Way To Fight Cancer: Protect Healthy Cells With The Silver Shield
  9. April 1, 2008 - DNA idea wins $1 million US cancer prize
  10. April 1, 2008 - New imaging device that can detect tiny tumours
  11. April 2, 2008 - Bugs provoke the immune system into fighting cancer
  12. April 2, 2008 - Fasting May Bolster Healthy Cells' Resistance to Chemo Toxins
  13. April 2, 2008 - Blocking Key Energy Protein Kills Cancer Cells, First Evidence Provided - also here
  14. April 2, 2008 - New Technique Identifies Molecular 'Biomarkers' For Disease - also here
  15. April 3, 2008 - Increase in throat cancer parallels obesity rate
  16. April 3, 2008 - Racial differences seen in Hodgkin's disease
  17. April 3, 2008 - One Hormone Used In Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Breast Cancer, Study Shows - also here
  18. April 3, 2008 - Common Organic Compound Found In Many Household Products May Pose Health Risk To Breast Cells
  19. April 3, 2007 - Chemotherapy-induced Anemia Increases Risk Of Local Breast Cancer Recurrence - also here, here
  20. April 4, 2008 - Unlocking Mysteries Of Brain Cancer, Stroke - also here
  21. April 4, 2008 - Genomic Profiling Of Breast Tumors Might Determine Prognosis, Treatment
  22. April 4, 2008 - New Method To Test For Lung Cancer Developed - also here, here
  23. April 4, 2008 - Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk: Why Disease Affects Some, And Not Others; New Hypothesis From Twins Study - also here, here
  24. April 5, 2008 - Integrating Genetic Information With Breast Cancer Risk Factors May Help Refine Prognosis - also here
  25. April 5, 2008 - T-cadherin affects blood vessel growth in breast cancer, hormone from fat cells may play a role
  26. April 5, 2008 - Curbing Chemo: Fasting Cushions Drug's Side Effects in Mice
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Blood pressure drugs save lives in over-80 set
  2. March 31, 2008 - Blood pressure drug Micardis cuts heart risk: study
  3. March 31, 2008 - Weight loss reverses heart changes in obese teens
  4. March 31, 2008 - Diabetes equals heart attack in later heart risk
  5. March 31, 2008 - Diabetes as risky as having a prior heart attack
  6. March 31, 2008 - Actos arrests heart disease in diabetics: study
  7. March 31, 2008 - Combo pill cuts blood pressure and heart risks
  8. March 31, 2008 - High dose Lipitor reduces artery inflammation: study - also here
  9. March 31, 2008 - Smoking after heart attack lifts risk of second
  10. April 1, 2008 - Relaxation skills help some skip hypertension meds
  11. April 1, 2008 - New Blood Pressure Medication Has Fewer Side Effects, Global Study Suggests - also here
  12. April 1, 2008 - Two-drug Blood Pressure Therapy Dramatically Lowers Cardiovascular Risk - also here
  13. April 1, 2008 - Angina Drug Potentially Useful Against Heart Rhythm Disorders - also here, here
  14. April 1, 2008 - Significant Reductions In Mortality Shown Using Blood Pressure-lowering Treatment In Very Elderly - also here
  15. April 1, 2008 - Blood pressure drugs help elderly
  16. April 1, 2008 - Blood pressure treatment effective in elderly
  17. April 1, 2008 - Blood pressure drugs lower heart risk - also here, here
  18. April 2, 2008 - Arthritis drugs may curb cardiovascular mishaps
  19. April 2, 2008 - Diabetics Have Same High Risk For Heart Attack As People Who Have Had A Heart Attack Already, Study Suggests
  20. April 2, 2008 - Diabetes Medication May Help Slow Plaque Build-up In Coronary Arteries - also here
  21. April 3, 2008 - Small kidney changes linked to high blood pressure
  22. April 4, 2008 - Blood protein linked to heart disease
  23. April 4, 2008 - Strenuous exercise may raise clot risk in elderly
  24. April 4, 2008 - Folate may help prevent heart damage
  25. April 6, 2008 - Three rare mutations lower blood pressure: study
Background


Cholesterol and arterial plaque

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - New data fails to quiet cholesterol drug debate
  2. March 31, 2008 - Cholesterol Crisis?
  3. March 31, 2008 - Cholesterol drug study leaves doctors wary
  4. April 1, 2008 - Heart group endorses statin-first approach
  5. April 1, 2008 - Doctors Wary After Cholesterol Drug Flop - also here, here
Background


Obesity drugs

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - Merck obesity drug shows weight loss in study
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - No Benefit Found From Continuing Neuroleptic Drugs In Alzheimer's Patients, Study Shows - also here
  2. April 2, 2008 - Daily caffeine 'protects brain'
  3. April 3, 2008 - Cup Of Coffee A Day Could Help Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests - also here
  4. April 5, 2008 - Alzheimer's Vaccine Clears Plaque But Has Little Effect On Learning And Memory Impairment - also here, here
  5. April 6, 2008 - New Technologies Help Determine Whether Cognitive Impairment Will Lead To Alzheimer's
  6. April 6, 2008 - Alzheimer's blood test 'promise'
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 31, 2008 - MRSA in hospital intensive care -- what's growing where? - also here, here
  2. April 2, 2008 - Resistant staph kills healthy people too
  3. April 2, 2008 - 'Alien'-type Viruses May Be Able To Treat MRSA - also here
  4. April 3, 2008 - Resistant microbe entering hospitals
  5. April 3, 2008 - Taking Action Against PVL-producing Strains Of Staphylococcus Aureus
  6. April 3, 2008 - Community-acquired MRSA Is Spreading
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Unraveling How A Drug Helps Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Background


Influeza

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Two-photon Nanoparticles For The Improved Detection Of Tumor Cells
  2. April 2, 2008 - Nanomachine Kills Cancer Cells - also here
  3. April 4, 2008 - Nano-sized Technology Has Super-sized Effect On Tumors - also here, here
  4. April 4, 2008 - Promising New Nanotechnology For Spinal Cord Injury - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Green Tea Helps Beat Superbugs, Study Suggests - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Uterine Stem Cells Create New Neurons That Can Curb Parkinson's Disease - also here
  2. April 3, 2008 - High-res technology shows significant differences in stem cell lines
  3. April 4, 2008 - Stem Cell Breakthrough Offers Diabetes Hope - also here
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Will We Soon Be Producing Skin Or Blood Vessels?
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - Schizophrenic Brains Show Sex Pattern Reversal, Compared With General Population
  2. April 5, 2008 - Rare mutations tied to schizophrenia
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. April 1, 2008 - TB survival mechanism uncovered
  2. April 3, 2008 - Survival Of The Fattest: TB Accumulates Fat To Survive, And To Spread - also here
  3. April 4, 2008 - Faster Detection Of Multidrug-resistant TB For Public Health - also here
  4. April 4, 2008 - Distinguishing Non-TB Pulmonary Disease From TB - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Dogs catch flu directly from birds, study finds
  2. April 3, 2008 - S.Korea reports bird flu outbreak, culls poultry
  3. April 3, 2008 - Vietnam starts human trials for bird flu vaccine
  4. April 3, 2008 - China approves bird flu vaccine for humans
  5. April 3, 2008 - Limited bird flu spread among Pakistan brothers: WHO
  6. April 4, 2008 - South Korea reports new suspected bird flu case
  7. April 5, 2008 - Egypt reports new bird flu death
  8. April 6, 2008 - SKorea probes third possible bird flu outbreak, culls poultry
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Premature babies at higher risk of autism: study
  2. April 4, 2008 - Study Links Preemies with Autism Signs - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Fitness, body weight impact type 2 diabetes risk
  2. April 2, 2008 - Tai Chi Exercises Improve Type 2 Diabetes Control, Study Suggests
  3. April 3, 2008 - Red Wine, Tea, May Help Regulate Blood Sugar In Type 2 Diabetics, Research Suggests
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Gene Mutations Tied To Immune Comeback During Therapy For HIV-1
  2. April 2, 2008 - How HIV Hides Itself - also here
  3. April 3, 2008 - Clinical Trial Will Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine - also here
  4. April 3, 2008 - AIDS May Partly Be The Consequence Of An Evolutionary Accident - also here
Background


Obesity and intestinal microbiota

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Could Changing The Bacteria In Your Digestive System Be An Obesity Treatment? - also here, here
Background


Bioinformatics technique for linking genetic variations with disease

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Researchers Link 11 Genetic Variations to Type 2 Diabetes - also here, here
Background, Background


Lung cancer and nicotine addiction

References:
  1. April 2, 2008 - Double-whammy gene keeps smokers hooked
  2. April 2, 2008 - Scientists smoke out genes behind lung cancer
  3. April 2, 2008 - First Common Genetic Clue to Lung Cancer
  4. April 2, 2008 - Genetic link for lung cancer identified
  5. April 3, 2008 - Researchers ID gene linked to lung cancer
  6. April 3, 2008 - Genetic link to lung cancer is discovered
  7. April 4, 2008 - Why Some Smokers Get Lung Cancer--And Others Are Spared
  8. April 4, 2008 - Genetic Link Tied to Smoking Addiction - also here, here, here
  9. April 4, 2008 - Lung Cancer Risk In Smokers And Former Smokers Linked To Genetic Variations - also here, here
Background, Background


Alcohol and NMDA receptor function

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Alcohol Alters Prefrontal Cortex Activity Through Ion Channel Disruption - also here
Background


Genetics and body weight

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - The Lean Gene: Thinness Is An Inheritable Trait - also here
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. April 3, 2008 - Running Out Of Treatments: The Problem Superbugs Resistant To Everything - also here
Background


Obesity virus

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Single virus gene may cause obesity
Background


Nutrition and the immune system

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Immune System Needs Food To Function Well, Mouse Study Suggests - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Loss of smell may precede Parkinson's disease
  2. April 5, 2008 - Pieces coming together in Parkinson's, cholesterol puzzle
  3. April 6, 2008 - Parkinson's brain cell transplants last for years
Background


Sleep and body weight gain

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Short, Long Sleep Duration Is Associated With Future Weight Gain In Adults - also here
Background, Background


Flavonoids and immune system health

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Feathered Friends Favor Fruity Flavonoids - also here
Background, Background


Epigenetic changes in brain DNA due to alcohol

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Brain DNA 'Remodeled' In Alcoholism - also here
Background, Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Mixed Results For Weight Loss Drug, Rimonabant, On Slowing Progression Of Coronary Disease - also here
  2. April 5, 2008 - Natural Trans Fats Have Health Benefits, New Study Shows - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. April 4, 2008 - Researchers uncover new genetic links to psoriasis - also here
Background


Salivaomics Knowledge Base

References:
  1. April 5, 2008 - Salivary Diagnostics, The 'Magic Mirror' To Your Health ... At Your Personal Computer - also here, here
Background


Mitochondria, estrogen, and Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 6, 2008 - Mitochondria play role in pathogenesis of AD and estrogen-induced neuroprotection - also here, here
Background


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