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Volume 7, Number 16
April 21, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Dark matter
Carbon nanotubes
Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope
Hurricanes
Cosmic inflation
Pioneer anomaly
Nanotechnology
Forests and carbon sequestration
Terahertz technology
Phase-change memory
Solar phenomena
Global warming
Earthquakes
Quantum computing
Transition metal oxides and electronics
Black holes
Galactic cannibalism
Superconductivity
Binary black hole test of general relativity
Higgs boson
Graphene-based electronics
Electric solar wind sail space propulsion
Gravitational waves and inflation
Asteroseismology
Electric-ion space propulsion
Fullerenes
Spintronics
Nanoscale electronics
Quantum dots
Quantum cryptography
Quantum-scale chaos

Life sciences

Artificial gametogenesis
Neanderthals
Coordination of sensory and motor neuron development
Cancer biology
Gene/environment interaction
Trading sex for resources
Genome sequencing
Origins of new influenza strains
Homo floresiensis
Brain-imaging studies
Bacterial altruism
Stem cells and cancer
Neuropeptide Y
Apoptosis, p66Shc, and aging
Chromatin structure
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Bacterial cell division
Meiosis and cyclin-dependent kinsases
Epigenomics
Salmonella virulence factors
Invertebrate ortholog of insulin-like growth factor binding protein
Neurobiology of fairness
Rapid evolution of lizards
Antidepressants and BDNF
Calorie restriction, TOR signaling, and aging
Repair of mRNA errors

Health and medicine

Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Avian flu
Stem cells
Genetics of common disease
Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
Multiple sclerosis
Metabolic syndrome
AIDS
Malaria
Antioxidant supplements and mortality
Diabetes
Nanoparticle gene therapy for cancer
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Hepatitis C
Nicotine and neutrophils
Gene therapy
Anxiety disorders
Nanobiotechnology



Physical sciences and technology


Dark matter

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Dark matter particle discovered?
  2. April 16, 2008 - Physicists see the dark?
  3. April 16, 2008 - Dark matter may have been found on Earth
  4. April 17, 2008 - Physicists Renew Claim, in New Experiment, of Detecting Dark Matter Particles
  5. April 19, 2008 - Dark matter is proved, Italian physicists say - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Artificial muscle heals itself
  2. April 15, 2008 - How To Measure A Carbon Nanotube - also here, here
  3. April 16, 2008 - World's First Thermal Nanomotor Propelled By Changes In Temperature - also here, here
  4. April 17, 2008 - New Nanotube Sensor Can Continuously Monitor Minute Amounts Of Insulin - also here
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Delta II Rocket Coming Together For NASA's GLAST Satellite Launch - also here, here
Background


Hurricanes

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Hurricane outlook scaled back
  2. April 19, 2008 - Climate Change Likely To Intensify Storms, New Study Confirms - also here
Background


Cosmic inflation

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Deflating inflation?
Background


Pioneer anomaly

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Pioneer spacecraft mystery may be laid to rest
  2. April 15, 2008 - Scientists reconstruct the Pioneer spacecraft anomaly
  3. April 18, 2008 - "Pioneer Anomaly" Solved?
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Researchers Mimic Bacteria To Produce Magnetic Nanoparticles - also here
  2. April 17, 2008 - How Size Affects Particles in the Nanoworld
Background


Forests and carbon sequestration

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Forests' Long-term Potential For Carbon Offsetting - also here, here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Getting Wired For Terahertz Computing - also here, here
  2. April 16, 2008 - Terahertz speed circuits get closer
  3. April 16, 2008 - Innovative Composite Opens Terahertz Frequencies To Many Applications - also here, here
  4. April 17, 2008 - Prototype Terahertz Imager Promises Advances In Biochemistry - also here, here
Background


Phase-change memory

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Atomic-Level Mechanisms of Phase-Change Memory Materials Revealed
Background


Solar phenomena

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Visions of Sun's great 'belches'
  2. April 18, 2008 - The Sun Really Rocks!
  3. April 18, 2008 - Solar Flares Set The Sun Quaking - also here, here
  4. April 18, 2008 - Flaring Temper Causes Sun to Quake
  5. April 23, 2008 - Solar flares leave Sun quaking
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Forecast for big sea level rise
  2. April 16, 2008 - Climate change: Losing Greenland
  3. April 16, 2008 - Sea levels 'will rise 1.5 metres by 2100'
  4. April 16, 2008 - Oceans absorbing less CO2 may have 1,500 year impact
  5. April 17, 2008 - Jet Streams Are Shifting And May Alter Paths Of Storms And Hurricanes - also here, here
  6. April 17, 2008 - Jet stream, America's storm maker, moving slowly northward
  7. April 17, 2008 - March the warmest on record over world land surfaces - also here
  8. April 18, 2008 - Clearing smog reveals true extent of global warming
  9. April 18, 2008 - More doubt on cosmic climate link
  10. April 19, 2008 - Global Land Temperature Warmest On Record In March 2008
  11. April 24, 2008 - Jet Stream Shifts May Spur More Powerful Hurricanes
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Big quake for California a 'certainty'
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Quantum computation: The dreamweaver's abacus
Background


Transition metal oxides and electronics

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - New Artificial Material Paves Way To Improved Electronics
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Milky Way's Giant Black Hole 'Awoke From Slumber' 300 Years Ago - also here, here
  2. April 18, 2008 - "Sleeping" Black Hole Briefly Awoke in 1700s
  3. April 18, 2008 - Black hole sheds light on a galaxy
  4. April 22, 2008 - Flare from dying star maps black hole
  5. May 7, 2008 - Black hole had 18th century feeding frenzy
  6. May 10, 2008 - Black hole once glowed brightly
Background


Galactic cannibalism

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Ghosts Of Galaxies: Lingering Star Streams Skirt Two Nearby Spiral Galaxies
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Attraction at the Atomic Level - also here
  2. April 17, 2008 - Second Family of High-Temperature Superconductors Discovered
  3. April 17, 2008 - Arsenic heats up iron superconductors
  4. April 17, 2008 - Magnet Controls a Superconductor
  5. April 23, 2008 - Iron Exposed as High-Temperature Superconductor
  6. May 1, 2008 - Iron Superconductivity
Background


Binary black hole test of general relativity

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Quasar tests general relativity to the limit
Background, Background, Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Finding The Higgs Boson
Background


Graphene-based electronics

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Atom-thick material runs rings around silicon
  2. April 17, 2008 - Graphene transistors cut from ribbons into dots - also here
  3. April 18, 2008 - Graphene Used To Create World's Smallest Transistor - also here, here
Background, Background


Electric solar wind sail space propulsion

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Electric Solar Wind Sail Could Power Future Space Travel In Solar System
  2. April 24, 2008 - Space 'spiderwebs' could propel future probes
Background


Gravitational waves and inflation

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Gravity Wave 'Smoking Gun' Fizzles: Gravitational Radiation Can Be Produced More Than One Way
Background, Background


Asteroseismology

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Drifting Star Discovered: Implications For Star And Planet Formation Theory - also here, here
  2. April 22, 2008 - Home of Drifting Star Found
Background


Electric-ion space propulsion

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - 'Cruise control' for spacecraft
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Researchers Make Breakthrough in Nanotechnology by Uncovering Conductive Property of Carbon-based Molecules - also here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Chromium's Hidden Magnetic Talents Discovered - also here, here
Background


Nanoscale electronics

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Nanotechnology paves way for super iPods
Background, Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Can three-photon absorption lead to better bio-imaging?
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Researchers find hole in 'flawless' encryption technology
Background


Quantum-scale chaos

References:
  1. April 20, 2008 - What Happens When You Pop A Quantum Balloon? - also here, here
Background



Life sciences


Artificial gametogenesis

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - 'Limit' to lab egg and sperm use
  2. April 15, 2008 - Sperm From Skin Becoming a Reality?
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Neanderthals speak out after 30,000 years
  2. April 16, 2008 - Neanderthals speak again after 30,000 years
  3. April 21, 2008 - Neanderthals Speak Again After 30,000 Years
Background


Coordination of sensory and motor neuron development

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Constant Cross-talk Between Motor And Sensory Nerves Keeps Growth Coordinated
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Calorie Restriction Limits -- And Obesity Fuels -- Development Of Epithelial Cancers - also here, here
  2. April 17, 2008 - Genome Analysis Reveals New Protein Associated With Breast Cancer Progression - also here
  3. April 17, 2008 - Tumors Use Sugars To Avoid Programmed Cell Death - also here
  4. April 17, 2008 - Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation And Cancer, Study Suggests - also here
  5. April 18, 2008 - Drug compound leads to death of ovarian cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy - also here
  6. April 18, 2008 - Researchers discover a method for clamping down on a cancer-promoting enzyme
Background


Gene/environment interaction

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Gene-environment Interaction In Yeast Gene Expression - also here
Background


Trading sex for resources

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Just Like Penguins And Other Primates, People Trade Sex For Resources
Background


Genome sequencing

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - James Watson's genome sequenced at high speed
  2. April 17, 2008 - Genome sequencing for all?
  3. April 17, 2008 - New step towards mass genome sequencing
Background


Origins of new influenza strains

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Flu comes fresh from Asia each year, study finds - also here, here
  2. April 16, 2008 - That Flu You Caught? It Came from East and Southeast Asia
  3. April 16, 2008 - Flu Viruses Originate in Asia, Hitch Across Globe
  4. April 16, 2008 - Flu hotspot found in Asia
  5. April 16, 2008 - Asia is world's cradle for new strains of flu
  6. April 17, 2008 - Revealed: the Asian source of the annual flu epidemic
  7. April 17, 2008 - Flu Viruses Take One-way Ticket Out Of Asia, Then Travel The World
  8. April 17, 2008 - Study provides new understanding of forces behind seasonal flu virus evolution
  9. April 17, 2008 - Researchers chart how new flu strains travel
  10. April 18, 2008 - Flu Tracked To Viral Reservoir In Tropics
  11. May 22, 2008 - Tracking Influenza's Every Movement - also here, here
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Flores 'hobbit' walked more like a clown than Frodo
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Music Builds Bridges in the Brain
Background


Bacterial altruism

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Are Sacrificial Bacteria Altruistic Or Just Unlucky? - also here, here
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Stem Cell Marker Controls Two Key Cancer Pathways
  2. April 18, 2008 - Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells Identified, Characterized - also here, here
Background, Background


Neuropeptide Y

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Your Belly Fat Could Be Making You Hungrier - also here, here
Background


Apoptosis, p66Shc, and aging

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - New Insights Into Cellular Death And The Aging Process
Background, Background


Chromatin structure

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - New technique yields more detailed picture of chromatin structure - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Mature B cells reprogrammed to stem-cell-like state - also here
Background


Bacterial cell division

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Scientists deconstruct process of bacterial division - also here
Background, Background


Meiosis and cyclin-dependent kinsases

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Protein role in meiosis re-evaluated by researchers
Background


Epigenomics

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Charting the epigenome - also here
  2. April 21, 2008 - Complete 'cookbook' for running a genome published
Background


Salmonella virulence factors

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Fruit Flies Show How Salmonella Escapes Immune Defenses - also here, here
Background, Background


Invertebrate ortholog of insulin-like growth factor binding protein

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - First Functional Insulin-binding Protein In Invertebrates - also here
Background


Neurobiology of fairness

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Are Humans Hardwired For Fairness?
Background, Background


Rapid evolution of lizards

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Lizards Undergo Rapid Evolution After Introduction To A New Home
  2. April 21, 2008 - Lizards Rapidly Evolve After Introduction to Island
Background


Antidepressants and BDNF

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Antidepressants enhance neuronal plasticity in the visual system - also here
Background


Calorie restriction, TOR signaling, and aging

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Researchers uncover details about how dietary restriction slows down aging - also here, here
Background, Background


Repair of mRNA errors

References:
  1. April 19, 2008 - Critical Detail Of Cellular Defense Against Genetic Mistakes Discovered - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - High urate levels seen slowing Parkinson's disease
  2. April 15, 2008 - Elevated Urate Levels May Slow The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease
  3. April 15, 2008 - Blood urate levels associated with the progression of Parkinson's disease
  4. April 16, 2008 - Sleep disorder may precede Parkinson's disease
  5. April 18, 2008 - Study confirms Parkinson's-pesticides link
  6. April 18, 2008 - Different Mutations In Single Gene Suggest Parkinson's Is Primarily An Inherited Genetic Disorder - also here
  7. April 19, 2008 - Newly Identified Process May Help Treat Parkinson's, Spinal Cord Injuries - also here, here
  8. April 20, 2008 - Parkinson's Drugs Tradeoff: Better Muscle Control, Worse Side Effects, Review Shows
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Drug combination reduces colon cancer risk
  2. April 14, 2008 - Experimental drug shrinks advanced skin cancer
  3. April 14, 2008 - Gene blockage may help treat childhood cancer
  4. April 14, 2008 - Celebrex-Lipitor combo may fight prostate cancer
  5. April 14, 2008 - Celebrex-Lipitor combo may halt prostate cancer
  6. April 14, 2008 - Red wine compound may kill pancreatic cancer cells
  7. April 14, 2008 - Mutation May Explain Deadly Form of Leukemia
  8. April 14, 2008 - Sunitinib May Slow Growth And Spread Of Liver Cancer - also here
  9. April 14, 2008 - Colon Adenoma Prevention With Certain Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Is Effective For Patients Without Underlying Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Study Suggests
  10. April 14, 2008 - Excessive Alcohol Drinking Can Lead To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
  11. April 14, 2008 - Exercise May Lead To Faster Prostate Tumor Growth - also here, here
  12. April 14, 2008 - Prostate Cancer Can Be Halted With Anti-inflammatory And Statin Used In Tandem, Study Suggests
  13. April 14, 2008 - Mouth May Tell The Tale Of Lung Damage Caused By Smoking - also here
  14. April 14, 2008 - MRI changes breast cancer treatment choice; increases time to treatment
  15. April 14, 2008 - Screening mammography in elderly patients beneficial
  16. April 14, 2008 - 3T MRI plays significant role in detecting prostate cancer, study says
  17. April 14, 2008 - NovoCure presents results from breast cancer pilot study
  18. April 14, 2008 - Caution on cancer exercise link
  19. April 15, 2008 - Gene activity may explain cancer's racial divide
  20. April 15, 2008 - Mushroom extract may stop breast cancer growth
  21. April 15, 2008 - Stopping Hormone Therapy Did Not Reduce Cancer Risk For African-Americans, Study Shows
  22. April 15, 2008 - 5-alpha-reductase Inhibitors And Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk: A Mixed Set Of Results
  23. April 15, 2008 - New Technique In Treating Patients With Liver Cancer Proves Effective, Study Suggests - also here
  24. April 15, 2008 - Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins Inhibit Tumor Growth, Study Shows
  25. April 15, 2008 - Blood Pressure Drugs Halt Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth, Researchers Find - also here
  26. April 15, 2008 - New Molecule Shows Promise In Patients With Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
  27. April 15, 2008 - Discovery Offers New Avenues To Understanding An Aggressive Form Of Leukemia - also here
  28. April 15, 2008 - Smoking Is Related To Subset Of Colorectal Cancers - also here, here
  29. April 15, 2008 - Biomarkers Allow Doctors To Match Therapy To Patient
  30. April 15, 2008 - Breast Cancers : What If Their Invasive Power Were 'Latent' From The Beginning Of Their Development?
  31. April 16, 2008 - Experts target blood vessel growth in cancer battle - also here
  32. April 16, 2008 - Hepatitis B tied to bile duct cancer outside liver
  33. April 16, 2008 - Cediranib shows promise for recurrent glioblastoma
  34. April 16, 2008 - Caffeine protects mice from UV-induced skin cancer
  35. April 16, 2008 - Obese Women Disadvantaged In Both Breast Cancer Treatment And Diagnosis - also here
  36. April 16, 2008 - MRI Before Surgery Leads To Better-adapted Treatment For Breast Cancer - also here
  37. April 16, 2008 - Patient Trial For Virus That Attacks Brain Cancer Cells - also here
  38. April 16, 2008 - Identification Of BCAR Genes Relevant For Breast Cancer Progression And Endocrine Therapy Resistance
  39. April 16, 2008 - Potential New Target For Treatment Of Solid Tumors In Children
  40. April 16, 2008 - Connection Between Protein, Prognosis In Breast Cancer Discovered - also here
  41. April 16, 2008 - Folic Acid Supplementation Provided In Utero, But Not After Birth, May Protect Offspring From Colorectal Cancer
  42. April 16, 2008 - Discovery May Help Explain Smoking-pancreatic Cancer Link
  43. April 16, 2008 - Genes Involved With Alcohol Metabolism Associated With Increased Risk For Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
  44. April 16, 2008 - Synthetic Vitamin D Helps Prevent Some Breast Cancers, Animal Study Suggests
  45. April 16, 2008 - Effective Colon Cancer Prevention Treatment Discovered - also here
  46. April 16, 2008 - Investigational Drug May Treat Biliary Cancers, Study Suggests - also here
  47. April 16, 2008 - In Lab Study, Researchers Find Molecule That Disrupts Ewing's Sarcoma Oncogene - also here, here
  48. April 16, 2008 - Hereditary Breast Cancer: Some Women Choose Mastectomy Over Lifetime Surveillance - also here
  49. April 16, 2008 - Interleukin-12 indicates survival prospects for melanoma patients - also here
  50. April 17, 2008 - Nerve cancer mutations found
  51. April 17, 2008 - Low radon levels may reduce lung cancer risk
  52. April 17, 2008 - Ovarian cancers may begin in the fallopian tube
  53. April 17, 2008 - Gender-related Differences Found In Development Of Colon Cancer - also here
  54. April 17, 2008 - New chemotherapy combo produces side effects, but no extra efficacy, in early breast cancer patients
  55. April 17, 2008 - Standard chemo works better against metastatic BRCA1/2 breast cancer than against sporadic tumors - also here
  56. April 17, 2008 - Variants of vitamin D receptor linked to increased risk of breast cancer - also here
  57. April 17, 2008 - Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer - also here
  58. April 18, 2008 - Protein test is a crystal ball for breast cancer
  59. April 18, 2008 - Strep bacteria may treat pancreatic cancer
  60. April 18, 2008 - Mammograms Benefit Women Up To The Age Of 75 And 3-yearly Screening Intervals Are Best, Study Shows - also here
  61. April 18, 2008 - Basis Of Anticancer Drug Resistance In Childhood Leukemia Revealed - also here, here
  62. April 18, 2008 - Early Clinical Trial Results Back New Drug For Melanoma
  63. April 18, 2008 - Immunotherapy: Enlisting The Immune System To Fight Cancer
  64. April 18, 2008 - Inherited Cancer Mutation Is Widespread In America - also here, here
  65. April 18, 2008 - New Therapies Show Promise For Fighting Basal Cell Carcinoma And Pancreatic Cancer - also here
  66. April 18, 2008 - Health Disparities: Genetics Plays An Important Role In Cancer Detection, Prognosis Among Minorities
  67. April 18, 2008 - Breast Cancer Risk Amplified By Additional Genes In Combo With BRCA Mutation - also here, here
  68. April 18, 2008 - Herceptin and chemo improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer
  69. April 18, 2008 - Vitamin D and breast cancer risk - also here, here
  70. April 18, 2008 - Report describes first targeted therapy to produce remission of metastatic melanoma - also here
  71. April 18, 2008 - Breast checks 'benefit over-70s'
  72. April 19, 2008 - Anti-cancer Medicines Obtained From The Elecampe, A Wild Plant Growing In The Mediterranean, Researchers Say
  73. April 19, 2008 - Combining Liver Cancer Treatments Doubles Survival Rates, Study Suggests - also here, here
  74. April 19, 2008 - World-first Discovery Could Help Treat Life-threatening Tumors
  75. April 19, 2008 - How Arsenic Can Cure One Type Of Leukemia
  76. April 20, 2008 - New Type Of Drug Shrinks Primary Breast Cancer Tumors Significantly In Just 6 Weeks, Study Shows - also here, here
  77. April 20, 2008 - Experimental Drug Shows Promise In Treating Certain Lymphomas - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Diabetic eye disease may predict heart failure
  2. April 14, 2008 - Best Use For Popular Coronary Artery Disease Assessment Procedure Is Misunderstood
  3. April 15, 2008 - After Heart Complaints, Heparin Reduces Heart Attacks But Increases Minor Bleeding
  4. April 15, 2008 - It's Neck-and-neck Down The Long Stretch For 2 Stroke-prevention Procedures
  5. April 15, 2008 - Blood Pressure-lowering Diet Also May Be Associated With Lower Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke
  6. April 15, 2008 - Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes
  7. April 16, 2008 - Vitamin D found to guard against artery disease - also here
  8. April 16, 2008 - Low vitamin D levels associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease
  9. April 16, 2008 - High Blood Pressure May Protect Against Migraine
  10. April 17, 2008 - Saliva Can Help Diagnose Heart Attack, Study Shows - also here, here
  11. April 17, 2008 - Statins Shown To Lower Blood Pressure - also here
  12. April 17, 2008 - New research shows no link between aromatase inhibitors and cardiovascular problems
  13. April 17, 2008 - Readily available treatment could help prevent heart disease in kidney patients - also here
  14. April 17, 2008 - Migraine frequency linked with women's risk of cardiovascular disease - also here
  15. April 18, 2008 - Chest pain in middle-age an ominous sign, study hints
  16. April 18, 2008 - Mental stress reduces blood flow to the heart in patients with gene variation - also here, here
  17. April 18, 2008 - New molecule could be key to anti-heart attack drug - also here
  18. April 20, 2008 - World map of metabolism finds blood pressure clues
  19. April 21, 2008 - Saliva test may speed heart attack diagnosis - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - South Korea confirms latest deadly bird flu strain - also here
  2. April 15, 2008 - Small company gets U.S. go-ahead on bird flu patch
  3. April 15, 2008 - Japan to vaccinate medical workers for bird flu
  4. April 15, 2008 - South Korea probes new suspected bird flu cases
  5. April 16, 2008 - Egyptian 2-year-old boy infected with bird flu
  6. April 16, 2008 - Japan vaccinates bird flu workers
  7. April 16, 2008 - S.Korea upgrades alert as bird flu nears Seoul
  8. April 17, 2008 - Experimental U.S. bird flu vaccine uses cold virus
  9. April 17, 2008 - S.Korea culls 3 million birds as bird flu spreads fast
  10. April 17, 2008 - First Successful Libraries Of Avian Flu Virus Antibodies Created - also here
  11. April 17, 2008 - Bird flu worries increase in South Korea
  12. April 17, 2008 - A single pathway for lung damage
  13. April 18, 2008 - New strategies against bird flu - also here, here
  14. April 19, 2008 - South Korea confirms fresh bird flu case in poultry
  15. April 20, 2008 - New Vaccine May Give Long-term Defense Against Deadly Bird Flu And Its Variant Forms - also here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Regulating Hematopoietic Stem Cell Homeostasis And Leukemogenesis - also here
  2. April 17, 2008 - Discovery Of Differences In Heart's Precursor Cells May Advance Treatment Options - also here
  3. April 17, 2008 - Molecule Prompts Blood Stem Cells To Help Repair Heart Damage In Animal Model - also here
Background


Genetics of common disease

References:
  1. April 14, 2008 - Largest ever study of genetics of common disease just got bigger
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Larger hippocampus may ward off Alzheimer's: study
  2. April 16, 2008 - Mid-life high cholesterol raises Alzheimer's risk
  3. April 16, 2008 - High Cholesterol In Your 40s Increases Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  4. April 16, 2008 - Alzheimer's Starts Earlier For Heavy Drinkers, Smokers - also here, here
  5. April 17, 2008 - Baxter Alzheimer's drug promising in small study
  6. April 17, 2008 - Lipitor shows no significant Alzheimer's benefit
  7. April 17, 2008 - How Big Is Your Brain? Its Size May Protect You From Memory Loss
  8. April 17, 2008 - Vitamin E May Help Alzheimer's Patients Live Longer, Study Suggests
  9. April 17, 2008 - Chinese Club Moss Extract (Huperzine A) May Improve Cognition In Alzheimer's Disease
  10. April 17, 2008 - 'Bad habits' link to Alzheimer's
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Early dementia often caused by autoimmune disorders
  2. April 15, 2008 - Hormone therapy does not prevent dementia
  3. April 16, 2008 - More clues to midlife dementia that erases personality
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Biogen says no new brain infections with Tysabri
  2. April 17, 2008 - New data show treatment of multiple sclerosis with AVONEX enhances quality of life
  3. April 19, 2008 - Oral Drug Reduces Disease Activity In Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Diet, exercise changes cut diabetes risk factors
  2. April 18, 2008 - How And Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better Than Weight - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 15, 2008 - Leading HIV researchers to collaborate on vaccine development
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Red blood cells impenetrable to malaria parasite
  2. April 17, 2008 - Brazil launches cheap new malaria pill
  3. April 20, 2008 - Algal sex could spawn malaria vaccine
Background


Antioxidant supplements and mortality

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Antioxidant Users Don't Live Longer, Analysis Of Studies Concludes - also here
  2. April 16, 2008 - Vitamins 'may shorten your life'
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 16, 2008 - Disturbed regulation of insulin production
  2. April 18, 2008 - Older diabetics struggle with blood sugar control
Background


Nanoparticle gene therapy for cancer

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Tiny magnets used in anti-cancer gene therapy
  2. April 18, 2008 - Tiny magnets offer breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer - also here
Background, Background, Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Researchers find immune drug safely treats psoriasis
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Work Better Than Standard Anti-inflammatories, Study Suggests - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - Hepatitis C: Identification Of A Protein That Inhibits The Virus
Background


Nicotine and neutrophils

References:
  1. April 17, 2008 - How Smoking Encourages Infection - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - In Blood Vessel Stents, Innovative Materials Allow Better Control, Delivery Of Gene Therapy - also here, here
  2. April 18, 2008 - Gene Therapy For Addiction: Flooding Brain With 'Pleasure Chemical' Receptors Works On Cocaine, As On Alcohol - also here, here
  3. April 19, 2008 - Clearer Day For Gene Therapy: New Vector Carries Big Genes Linked To Inherited Blindness - also here
Background


Anxiety disorders

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Researchers look at cannabinoids, genes, medicines and brain scans to find better anxiety treatments - also here, here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 18, 2008 - Nanoparticles Provide Detailed View Inside Living Animals
  2. April 18, 2008 - Nanosize Rods Light Up Pancreatic Cancer Cells
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