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Volume 7, Number 15
April 14, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Microelectromechanical systems
Higgs boson
Amino acid chirality
Protoplanetary systems
Nanotechnology
Milky Way
Quantum entanglement
Plate tectonics
Black holes
Quasars
Single electron spin memory
Extrasolar planets
Active galactic nuclei
Terahertz technology
Superinsulators
Arctic climate change
Quantum computing
Fullerenes
Quantum gravity
Loop quantum gravity and cosmology
Racetrack memory
Brown dwarfs
Hydrogen production
Carbon nanotubes and lithium-ion batteries
Carbon nanotubes
Superconductivity
Paleoclimatology
Global warming
Earthquakes
Gamma-ray bursts
DNA nanotechnology
Solar energy
Earth's mantle
Gravitational wave detection

Life sciences

Fear and genetics
Brain-imaging studies
Working memory
Cancer biology
Genetics of height
Drug addiction
Facial clues to sexual interest
Cancer stem cells
Polyketide drug synthesis
Splicing and exon-intron discrimination
De-speciation
Evolution of bacterial species
Epigentics and bioinformatics
Language and color perception
Biomarkers of aging rate
T cells
Wnt signaling, stem cells, and cancer
Consciousness and free will
Placentas
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Model of cell membrane dynamics
Adipogenesis and KLF4
Protein Data Bank
Proteins and insulin signaling
Cancer, inflammation, and NF-κB
Early human embryonic development and BMP-4
Notch, stem cells, and cancer
HDAC inhibitors and cancer
Necroptosis
Auditory pathways

Health and medicine

Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Treatment of Parkinson's disease with induced pluripotent stem cells
Avian flu
Sleep deprivation and obesity
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Dementia due to small vessel damage
Antibiotics
BDNF and brain damage repair
Stem cells
Diabetes
Crohn's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Prions
Synthetic alternatives to antibodies
Nanobiotechnology
Magnesium deficiency and aging
Metabolic syndrome
Cancer and cardiovascular risks of obesity
Hepatitis B
Autism
Inflammation, cardiovascular disease, depression, and childhood abuse
Cherries, anthocyanins, inflammation, blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
ACE and immune system sensitivity to cancer
Conjugated linoleic acid, leptin, and insulin resistance
Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
Laughter, stress, and hormones
Fitness and aging
Omega-3 fatty acids and fetal development
Anthocyanins, flavanols, and memory deficit reversal
Wine consumption and dementia
NMDA-related psychiatric disorders



Physical sciences and technology


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Helping a micromachine to work
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Key scientist sure Higgs particle will be found soon
  2. April 7, 2008 - Veteran physicist hopes secret of universe lies underground
  3. April 7, 2008 - Physicist Says Particle Will Be Seen
Background


Amino acid chirality

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Meteorites Delivered The 'Seeds' Of Earth's Left-hand Life, Experts Argue - also here, here
Background, Background


Protoplanetary systems

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Catching planets in the making
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Self-forming Rings and Cages
  2. April 10, 2008 - Nanoscale freighter hauls its first load
  3. April 10, 2008 - Nanoshuttle on the right track
  4. April 11, 2008 - Nanotube 'monorail' moves cargo
Background


Milky Way

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Milky Way seen to be a galactic cannibal
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Entanglement on demand
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Ancient Imbalances Sent Earth's Continents "Wandering"
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Galaxies' spiral arms may betray black holes' weight
  2. April 9, 2008 - Three black holes merge in best simulation yet
  3. April 9, 2008 - Team Simulates First Merger of Three Black Holes on a Supercomputer - also here
  4. April 10, 2008 - Scientists: Three Black Holes Can Merge
  5. April 14, 2008 - Three black holes collide like this
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Rare Quasar Discovered That Produces More X-rays Than Thought Possible - also here, here
Background


Single electron spin memory

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Computer Memory In Artificial Atoms: Carbon Nantubes Can Rev Up Speed, Accuracy Of Data Storage - also here, here
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Smallest planet outside solar system found
  2. April 9, 2008 - Smallest extrasolar planet discovered: Spanish researchers
  3. April 9, 2008 - New Super-Earth is Smallest Yet
  4. April 10, 2008 - Smallest exoplanet may have been found
  5. April 10, 2008 - New Rocky Planet Found In Constellation Leo - also here, here
Background


Active galactic nuclei

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - A Bang, a Whimper, and Another Bang?
  2. April 9, 2008 - Quasars Quash Star Formation In Active Galactic Nuclei
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Mobile T-Rays Ready To Go: Terahertz Device Offers Clear View Of Hidden Objects - also here
Background


Superinsulators

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Newly Discovered Fundamental State Of Matter, A Superinsulator, Has Been Created - also here, here
  2. April 10, 2008 - A Superinsulating State
Background


Arctic climate change

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Why Is Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Predicted? NOAA Probing Arctic Pollution - also here, here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Creating Quantum Computers Using Entangled Photons In Optical Fibers Getting Closer - also here, here
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment - also here, here, here
  2. April 11, 2008 - Nanotechnology In Environment: Citrate Appears To Control Buckyball Clumping But Environmental Concerns Remain - also here
Background


Quantum gravity

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Testing quantum gravity at the LHC
Background


Loop quantum gravity and cosmology

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Before the Big Bang: A Twin Universe?
  2. April 10, 2008 - Did pre-big bang universe leave its mark on the sky?
Background, Background


Racetrack memory

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - IBM creates working racetrack memory device
  2. April 10, 2008 - IBM races to make hi-tech memory
  3. April 10, 2008 - Storing data in three dimensions with racetrack memory
  4. April 11, 2008 - 'Racetrack' memory demonstrated
  5. April 11, 2008 - Researchers Move Closer To New Class of Memory
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - The First Type-Y Star?
  2. April 10, 2008 - Coldest Brown Dwarf Ever Observed: Closing The Gap Between Stars And Planets - also here
  3. April 10, 2008 - Missing Link Between Planets and Stars Found
  4. April 11, 2008 - Found! 'Missing link' brown dwarf
  5. April 11, 2008 - Cold brown dwarf is missing link
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Sugar-powered Cars: World's Most Efficient Method To Produce Hydrogen Developed
Background


Carbon nanotubes and lithium-ion batteries

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Sweet Nanotech Batteries: Nanotechnology Could Solve Lithium Battery Charging Problems - also here, here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes Made Into Conductive, Flexible 'Stained Glass' - also here, here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Researchers find the ties that bind electrons in high-temperature superconductivity - also here
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Lack of Clouds Amplified Dino-Era Warming, Study Says
  2. April 11, 2008 - Absence Of Clouds Caused Pre-human Supergreenhouse Periods - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Scientists Predict More Floods, Droughts
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Curious cloud formations linked to quakes
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Why is the universe's brightest blast still blazing?
  2. April 11, 2008 - Hubble Pinpoints Record-Breaking Explosion - also here
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - When Art and Science Meet, Nanoscale Smiley Faces Abound
Background


Solar energy

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Expert Foresees 10 More Years Of Research & Development To Make Solar Energy Competitive
  2. April 11, 2008 - Popcorn-ball design doubles efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells - also here, here
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Lack of Clouds Amplified Dino-Era Warming, Study Says
  2. April 11, 2008 - Absence Of Clouds Caused Pre-human Supergreenhouse Periods - also here
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Discovery Sheds Light On Mantle Formation - also here, here
Background


Gravitational wave detection

References:
  1. April 12, 2008 - Prototype gravitational-wave detector uses squeezed light
Background



Life sciences


Fear and genetics

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Genes trigger phobias in kids and teens
  2. April 8, 2008 - Fear in the genes
  3. April 9, 2008 - Genetic Factors Are Associated With Common Fears, Study Suggests - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Dyslexic diversity
  2. April 9, 2008 - Language shapes dyslexic brains
Background


Working memory

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Working Memory Has Limited 'Slots'
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - New regulatory circuit identified for aggressive, malignant brain tumor
  2. April 10, 2008 - Clearing the Air Over Asbestos
  3. April 10, 2008 - New Regulatory Circuit Identified For Aggressive, Malignant Brain Tumor - also here
  4. April 11, 2008 - Looping Genes May Hold A Key To Understanding Breast Cancer - also here, here
Background


Genetics of height

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Destined to be tall? Check your genes
Background


Drug addiction

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - New Strategy For Treating Cocaine Addiction, Animal Research Suggests - also here, here
  2. April 9, 2008 - 'Drug binge' mice reveal why cravings linger
  3. April 10, 2008 - Can the Brain Be Rebooted to Stop Drug Addiction?
  4. April 10, 2008 - Methamphetamine Addiction Mechanism Discovered, Explains Why Cravings Last So Long - also here, here
Background


Facial clues to sexual interest

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - How to identify the look of love -- or lust
  2. April 9, 2008 - Attitudes Towards Sexual Relationships Can Be Judged From Photos Of Your Face
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Module Map Links Embryonic Stem Cells And Cancer Stem Cells
  2. April 10, 2008 - Secrets of cellular signaling shed light on new cancer stem cell therapies
  3. April 11, 2008 - Cancer Stem Cells Created With New Technique - also here
  4. April 11, 2008 - Stem cells and cancer: Scientists investigate a fine balancing act - also here
Background, Background


Polyketide drug synthesis

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Scientists Solve Mystery Of Polyketide Drug Formation
Background, Background


Splicing and exon-intron discrimination

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Scientists Find A Fingerprint Of Evolution Across The Human Genome - also here
Background


De-speciation

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Merging bacteria species reverse evolution
Background


Evolution of bacterial species

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - The Case of the Half-Blood Bug
Background, Background


Epigentics and bioinformatics

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Computation To Unravel How Genes Are Regulated And Shed Light On How Cells Become Different - also here, here
Background, Background


Language and color perception

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Language And Color Perception Linked In Human Brain
Background, Background, Background


Biomarkers of aging rate

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - How Fast You'll Age Is Written In Your Bones - also here, here, here
Background


T cells

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Cells on path to becoming mature T-cells more flexible than commonly thought
  2. April 11, 2008 - New study finds T-cell multiplication unexpectedly delayed after infection - also here
Background


Wnt signaling, stem cells, and cancer

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Stem cells and cancer: cancer pathways that also control the adult stem cell population - also here, here
Background, Background


Consciousness and free will

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Brain makes decisions before you even know it
  2. April 13, 2008 - Brain scanner predicts your future moves
  3. April 14, 2008 - Case Closed for Free Will?
  4. April 15, 2008 - Decision-making May Be Surprisingly Unconscious Activity
Background, Background


Placentas

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - How the placenta adapts to make mammals a success
  2. April 17, 2008 - Clues To Ancestral Origin Of Placenta Emerge In Genetics Study - also here, here
  3. April 18, 2008 - Gene Studies Tell Placenta's Tale
Background


Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Researchers 'See' Structure Of Open Nicotinic Acetylcholine Ion Channels - also here
Background


Model of cell membrane dynamics

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Computer Model Developed To Study Cell Membrane Dynamics - also here, here
Background, Background


Adipogenesis and KLF4

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - 'Connecting The Dots' In Path That Leads To Fat
Background


Protein Data Bank

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Protein Data Bank Archives 50,000th Molecule Structure - also here, here
Background


Proteins and insulin signaling

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Gene Oppositely Controlled By Dietary Protein, Sugar - also here
Background


Cancer, inflammation, and NF-κB

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Blocking The Effect Of Inflammation-causing Cells Lowered Prostate Cancer Cells Invasion
Background, Background


Early human embryonic development and BMP-4

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Earliest Step In Human Development Revealed By Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Background, Background


Notch, stem cells, and cancer

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Developing cancer treatments directed at critical developmental pathway - also here, here
Background, Background


HDAC inhibitors and cancer

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds - also here, here
Background


Necroptosis

References:
  1. April 13, 2008 - Stopping unwanted cell death: Implications for drug discovery - also here, here
Background


Auditory pathways

References:
  1. April 13, 2008 - Brain-freeze reveals auditory pathways
Background



Health and medicine


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Transplanted cells could 'catch' Parkinson's
  2. April 7, 2008 - Fetal Cells Used To Treat Parkinson's Disease May Not Function Long Term, Study Suggests - also here
  3. April 8, 2008 - Pieces Coming Together In Parkinson's, Cholesterol Puzzle - also here
  4. April 9, 2008 - Identification Of Dopamine 'Mother Cells' Could Lead To Future Parkinson's Treatments - also here, here
  5. April 10, 2008 - Dementia often a consequence of Parkinson's
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Treatment reverses blood disorder in mice, study finds
  2. April 7, 2008 - HPV, Periodontitis Work In Tandem To Increase Risk Of Tongue Cancer
  3. April 7, 2008 - Five Years Later, Patient On Vaccine Trial Still Free Of Ovarian Cancer
  4. April 8, 2008 - Antigenics wins Russian approval of cancer vaccine
  5. April 8, 2008 - Double Binding Sites On Tumor Target May Provide Future Combination Therapy - also here
  6. April 8, 2008 - Combination Therapy Improves Survival Time For Patients With More Advanced Liver Cancer, Study Suggests
  7. April 8, 2008 - Randomized Clinical Trial Results On Preoperative Chemotherapy In Early Breast Cancer
  8. April 8, 2008 - High-intensity Chemotherapy Does Not Improve Survival In Small Cell Lung Cancer - also here
  9. April 8, 2008 - New Option For Targeted Breast Cancer Therapy, Study Suggests
  10. April 8, 2008 - Green Tea Ingredient, EGCG, Significantly Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth In Female Mice - also here
  11. April 8, 2008 - Extracts from reishi mushroom and green tea shows synergistic effect to slow sarcoma - also here
  12. April 9, 2008 - Virtual colonoscopy reduces bowel preparation
  13. April 9, 2008 - Eating Soy Foods In Puberty Protects Against Breast Cancer, Evidence Now Suggests - also here, here
  14. April 9, 2008 - 1st cancer vaccine approved in Russia
  15. April 10, 2008 - An Unexpected Way To Cause Leukemia - also here
  16. April 10, 2008 - Digestive Process Affects Anti-cancer Activity Of Tea In Gastrointestinal Cells - also here
  17. April 10, 2008 - In Shift to Digital, More Repeat Mammograms
  18. April 10, 2008 - Research on worst skin cancer struggling - also here
  19. April 11, 2008 - Soy compound linked to lower breast cancer risk
  20. April 11, 2008 - Trans-fats linked to breast cancer risk in study
  21. April 11, 2008 - Smoking, drinking imperil lymphoma survival
  22. April 11, 2008 - MRI 'Best' For Looking At Breast Cancer And More, Study Suggests - also here
  23. April 11, 2008 - Radiation Beneficial For Older Breast Cancer Patients
  24. April 11, 2008 - A Diagnosis Of Triple-negative Breast Cancer Doesn't Always Mean Cancer Spread - also here, here
  25. April 11, 2008 - Mammography Plus Sonography Can Help Rule Out Breast Cancer In Patients With Palpable Lesions - also here
  26. April 11, 2008 - Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Benefit From Use Of USFNA Of Lymph Nodes - also here
  27. April 11, 2008 - Too Many Gene Copies Stimulate Tumor Cell Growth
  28. April 11, 2008 - Biologists Build A Better Mouse Model For Cancer Research - also here, here
  29. April 11, 2008 - New technique in treating patients with liver cancer proves effective
  30. April 13, 2008 - Mouth test could predict lung cancer, study finds
  31. April 13, 2008 - Big U.S. study links breast cancer to drinking
  32. April 13, 2008 - Breast cancer vaccine may reduce risk of death
  33. April 13, 2008 - Treatment Target For Liver Cancer Recurrence And Survival Identified - also here, here, here
  34. April 13, 2008 - Researchers find targeted therapy combination overcomes treatment resistance in liver cancer - also here, here
  35. April 13, 2008 - Vitamin D and calcium influence cell death in the colon, researchers find - also here, here
Background


Treatment of Parkinson's disease with induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Stem cells from skin treat brain disease in rats
  2. April 7, 2008 - Converted Cells Show Promise for Parkinson's
  3. April 7, 2008 - Stem cells made to mimic disease
  4. April 8, 2008 - Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms In Rats
  5. April 9, 2008 - Researchers Flesh Out Parkinson's Treatment Using Skin Cells
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - South Korea confirms new bird flu outbreak
  2. April 7, 2008 - Chinese son likely gave bird flu to father: report
  3. April 8, 2008 - Bird flu may spread within families
  4. April 11, 2008 - Why bird flu stories aren't all bad news
  5. April 12, 2008 - China rejects human-to-human bird flu report
  6. April 12, 2008 - Bird Flu Case Caused by Deadly Strain
  7. April 13, 2008 - South Korea confirms latest deadly bird flu strain
Background


Sleep deprivation and obesity

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Too little childhood sleep tied to later problems
  2. April 7, 2008 - Less sleep in infancy linked with excessive weight
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Stubborn high blood pressure may need special care
  2. April 7, 2008 - Genetic Variants Of USF1 Are Associated With The Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Disease - also here
  3. April 7, 2008 - Rare Genes Have Big Impact On Blood Pressure, Study Shows - also here
  4. April 8, 2008 - Drug regime reverses heart disease in diabetics
  5. April 8, 2008 - Inactive Kids Face 6-fold Risk Of Heart Disease By Teen Years, Study Finds
  6. April 9, 2008 - Seven or more eggs a week raises risk of death
  7. April 9, 2008 - Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Control May Reverse Atherosclerosis In Adults With Diabetes - also here
  8. April 9, 2008 - Adverse Effects Of Estrogen Replacement Therapy Are Related To The Dose, Study Finds - also here
  9. April 10, 2008 - High blood pressure hard on the aging brain
  10. April 10, 2008 - New Guidelines Issued For Treating Resistant Hypertension - also here, here
  11. April 10, 2008 - Association between low birth weight, excessive weight gain and heart problems in later life - also here
  12. April 11, 2008 - Meditation technique can lower blood pressure
  13. April 11, 2008 - Extremely Low Dose CT Coronary Angiography Shows Promise In Assessing Cardiac Function - also here
  14. April 11, 2008 - Patient' Exposure To Radiation Significantly Lower When Using New Cardiac CT Technique
  15. April 11, 2008 - MDCT accurate in detecting stenosis in calcified coronary artery plaque - also here
  16. April 11, 2008 - Macadamia nuts can be included in heart healthy diet - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Depressed people more prone to Alzheimer's: study
  2. April 7, 2008 - First Diagnostic Test For Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Disease On The Horizon - also here
  3. April 7, 2008 - Depression linked to Alzheimer's
  4. April 8, 2008 - Redox-active Iron Is A Sensor Of Cognitive Impairment Associated With Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  5. April 9, 2008 - Low insulin linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
  6. April 10, 2008 - Depression Is A Risk Factor Rather Than Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests - also here
  7. April 10, 2008 - Depression Increases Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests - also here
  8. April 10, 2008 - New research shows neuroprotective effect of lovastatin - also here
  9. April 11, 2008 - How Neural Sludge Accumulates In Alzheimer's Disease
  10. April 11, 2008 - Closing In On Origins Of Main Ingredient Of Alzheimer's Plaques - also here
  11. April 11, 2008 - Hope over US Alzheimer's therapy
Background


Dementia due to small vessel damage

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Significant dementia risk attributable to small blood vessel damage
  2. April 9, 2008 - One Third Of Risk For Dementia Attributable To Small Vessel Disease, Autopsy Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Alligator Blood May Put The Bite On Antibiotic-resistant Infections - also here
  2. April 7, 2008 - Potent HIV killer found in alligator blood
  3. April 7, 2008 - 'Gators could cure what ails us, study finds
  4. April 7, 2008 - Alligator Blood May Lead to Powerful New Antibiotics
  5. April 8, 2008 - 'Healing Clays' Show Promise For Fighting Deadly MRSA Superbug Infections, Other Diseases - also here, here
  6. April 11, 2008 - How Proteins Control The Process When Bacteria Multiply: May Lead To New Antibiotics - also here
Background, Background


BDNF and brain damage repair

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - Damaged Brain Can Be Repaired And Cerebral Functions Restored, Neuronal Study Suggests
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 7, 2008 - A Comprehensive Protein Map of a Stem Cell
  2. April 7, 2008 - Stem cells made to mimic disease
  3. April 8, 2008 - Stem-Cell Studies in People Examined by FDA on Safety
  4. April 9, 2008 - Study identifies gene involved in blood stem cell replication, movement
  5. April 10, 2008 - Power Of Molecular Imaging Reveals Secrets Of The Heart - also here
  6. April 10, 2008 - Stem Cell Research Leads To Potential New Therapy For Rare Blood Disorder - also here
  7. April 10, 2008 - Brain Tissue Could Be Regenerated After Stroke By Inserting Microscaffolding And Stem Cells, Animal Study Suggests - also here, here
  8. April 10, 2008 - Method to deliver molecules within embryonic stem cells improves differentiation - also here, here
  9. April 10, 2008 - Scientists uncover the potential to control adult stem cells - also here
  10. April 11, 2008 - Embryonic stem cells could help to overcome immune rejection problems - also here
  11. April 11, 2008 - Stem cells offer cartilage repair hope for arthritis sufferers - also here
  12. April 11, 2008 - Stem cell hope for osteoarthritis
  13. April 11, 2008 - FDA mulls embryonic stem cell therapy
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Gum disease linked with gestational diabetes risk
  2. April 8, 2008 - Tai chi shows promise for managing diabetes
  3. April 8, 2008 - Newly Identified Gene May Prompt Pancreas Cells To Form
  4. April 9, 2008 - No 'Convincing Evidence' That Glitazones Work Better Than Older Diabetes Drugs - also here, here
  5. April 9, 2008 - People with diabetes may have all natural citrus supplement
  6. April 10, 2008 - Bitter melon has potent anti-diabetes effects
  7. April 10, 2008 - Hope For New Diabetes Treatments: Novel Gut-brain-liver Circuit Discovered
  8. April 12, 2008 - Pig cell transplants help people with diabetes
  9. April 13, 2008 - Inhaled insulin flops, but field may hold promise
  10. April 30, 2008 - Some light shed on blood sugar production
Background


Crohn's disease

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Omega-3 Does Not Prevent Relapse Of Crohn's Disease, Study Suggests - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - New Study Aims To Halt The Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis
  2. April 8, 2008 - Caffeine Prevents Multiple Sclerosis-like Disease In Mice - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Transmitting Prion Diseases In Milk - also here
Background


Synthetic alternatives to antibodies

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Synthetic Molecules May Be Less Expensive Alternative To Therapeutic Antibodies, Researchers Find - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Herding Nano-particles Into Precise Lattices Could Be Basis For Improved Tissue Engineering
Background


Magnesium deficiency and aging

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Study links magnesium deficiency to faster aging
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Adults who eat apples, drink apple juice have lower risk for metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Cancer and cardiovascular risks of obesity

References:
  1. April 8, 2008 - Large waist raises risk of early death in women, major study finds
Background, Background, Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Hepatitis B Virus Triggers Cell 'Suicide' In Patients With Chronic Infection - also here
  2. April 11, 2008 - Slightly abnormal blood test may point to a 'silent' form of hepatitis B - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 9, 2008 - Rise In Autism Is Related To Changes In Diagnosis, New Study Suggests - also here, here
  2. April 13, 2008 - Genes may link autism, muscle-weakening disease
  3. April 13, 2008 - Kids with autism may have gene that causes muscle weakness - also here, here
Background


Inflammation, cardiovascular disease, depression, and childhood abuse

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Maltreatment During Childhood Associated With Combination Of Inflammation And Depression In Adults - also here
Background, Background


Cherries, anthocyanins, inflammation, blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Tart Cherries May Reduce Factors Associated With Heart Disease And Diabetes
Background, Background, Background


ACE and immune system sensitivity to cancer

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Blood Pressure Enzyme Can Have Tumor-sensing Role - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Conjugated linoleic acid, leptin, and insulin resistance

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Dietary Oil May Need Help In Avoiding Any Side Effects Of Weight Loss, Study Suggests
Background, Background


Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Diabetes In Mid-life Linked To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background, Background


Laughter, stress, and hormones

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Anticipating A Laugh Reduces Our Stress Hormones, Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Fitness and aging

References:
  1. April 10, 2008 - Maintaining Aerobic Fitness Could Delay Biological Aging By Up To 12 Years, Study Shows - also here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and fetal development

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Omega-3 Intake During Last Months Of Pregnancy Boosts An Infant's Cognitive And Motor Development - also here
Background


Anthocyanins, flavanols, and memory deficit reversal

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Getting forgetful? Then blueberries may hold the key
Background, Background


Wine consumption and dementia

References:
  1. April 11, 2008 - Wine may protect against dementia - also here
Background, Background


NMDA-related psychiatric disorders

References:
  1. April 12, 2008 - Old antibiotic offers range of new uses
Background


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