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Volume 7, Number 20
May 19, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Temperature of the early universe
Carbon nanotubes
Solar activity and climate change
Quantum dots
Black holes
Nanotechnology
Graphene
Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
Plate tectonics
Photovoltaics
Robotics
Gallium nitride transistors
Greenhouse gases
Earthquakes
Climate modeling
Global warming
Supernovae
Hydrogen storage
Photonics
Black holes and quantum mechanics
Quantum mechanics and the cosmic microwave background
Pulsars
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
CO2 sequestration
Cavity solitons
Fuel cells
Dust in galaxies
Quantum entanglement
Hurricanes and global warming
Supercomputing
Water on Mars
Earth's magnetic field and material flow in the outer core

Life sciences

Mirror neurons
Brain-imaging studies
Salmonella anti-virulence factor
Fruit flu model of Werner syndrome
Apoptosis
T cell regulation
Cancer stem cells
Protein complexes and interactions
Cancer biology
Myosin 2
Bioinformatics
Evolutionary trade-off
Adipose tissue
Visual and auditory sensation of motion
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition
Small RNAs
Essential genes in mice and men
Cortical activity and neuronal networks
Neural stem cells and memory formation
Dendritic cells in the brain
Sexual selection
Mitosis and motor proteins
Reverse evolution
Visual perception and prediction
Artificial cells
Termination factors in bacteria
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes
Evolution of multi-domain genes

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Social anxiety disorder
Rheumatoid arthritis
Gene therapy
Hepatitis C
Schizophrenia and microRNA
GABA neuron deficit and psychiatric disorders
Dementia
Avian flu
Obesity
Diabetes
Diabetes and obesity
Tuberculosis
Stress and overeating
Autism
Obesity and psychiatric disorders
Drug addiction
AIDS
Autoimmune diseases
Calorie restriction, exercise, and longevity
Embryonic stem cell trial
Antibiotics
Regenerative medicine
Nanobiotechnology
Cytomegalovirus and glioblastoma



Physical sciences and technology


Temperature of the early universe

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Taking the Young Universe's Temperature
  2. May 13, 2008 - A Molecular Thermometer For The Distant Universe - also here
  3. May 15, 2008 - Astronomers measure temperature of the early universe
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Tiny tubes, rocket fuel soup up motors
  2. May 14, 2008 - Spin Control: New Technique Sorts Nanotubes by Length - also here, here
Background


Solar activity and climate change

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Solar Variability: Striking A Balance With Climate Change
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Precise Alignment to Quantum Dots
Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Black holes not black after all
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Researchers synthesize molecule with self-control
  2. May 14, 2008 - Held together by metal-metal bonds: a large ring containing 36 gold atoms - also here
  3. May 16, 2008 - Student Innovation Could Improve Data Storage, Magnetic Sensors - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Quantized conductance seen in graphene - also here
  2. May 14, 2008 - A Smarter Way to Grow Graphene
Background


Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Doubt cast on source of universe's mightiest particles
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Hot Climate Could Shut Down Plate Tectonics - also here, here
  2. May 19, 2008 - Overheated Earth may be locked in place
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Using Fruit To Aid The Sun's Work
  2. May 16, 2008 - Nanowires May Boost Solar Cell Efficiency, Engineers Say - also here
  3. May 17, 2008 - New World Record For Efficiency For Solar Cells; Inexpensive To Manufacture - also here, here
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Designing Bug Perception Into Robots
Background


Gallium nitride transistors

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Alternative To Silicon Chip Invented By Student - also here
Background


Greenhouse gases

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - World carbon dioxide levels highest for 650,000 years, says US report
  2. May 14, 2008 - Ice cores reveal climate secrets
  3. May 14, 2008 - Greenhouse gases highest for 800,000 years
  4. May 15, 2008 - Soils Contain Huge Amounts Of Ancient Carbon: When Does This Carbon Enter The Atmosphere?
  5. May 17, 2008 - Ice Cores Reveal Fluctuations In Earth's Greenhouse Gases - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 13, 2007 - Tibetan tectonics triggered China quake
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Climate scientists call for major new modelling facility
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Life feels the effects of a changing climate
  2. May 14, 2008 - Man-Made Warming Altering Nature's Clock
  3. May 14, 2008 - Warming world altering thousands of natural systems
  4. May 14, 2008 - Natural changes pinned to warming
  5. May 15, 2008 - Birds and bees act up with climate change
  6. May 15, 2008 - Climate makes profound mark on ecosystems
  7. May 15, 2008 - Warming Climate Is Changing Life On Global Scale, Says New Study - also here
  8. May 15, 2008 - NASA study links Earth impacts to human-caused climate change - also here
  9. May 15, 2008 - Boreal Forests Shift North
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Victorian supernova helps fill missing link
  2. May 14, 2008 - Baby supernova seen right in our neighborhood
  3. May 14, 2008 - The Milky Way's Most Recent Supernova
  4. May 14, 2008 - Remains of 140-Year-Old Supernova Discovered
  5. May 14, 2008 - A Big Boom in a Quiet Galaxy
  6. May 14, 2008 - Discovery Of Most Recent Supernova In Our Galaxy - also here
  7. May 14, 2008 - Astrophysicists discover youngest known supernova in Milky Way
  8. May 14, 2008 - Youngest Exploding Star Discovered
  9. May 14, 2008 - Youngest Supernova in Milky Way Found
  10. May 15, 2008 - Galaxy's Youngest Known Supernova is 140 Years Old - also here, here
  11. May 15, 2008 - Milky Way's youngest supernova found
  12. May 16, 2008 - Recent supernova found close to home
  13. May 26, 2008 - The Youngest Galactic Supernova Remnant
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Improved Ion Mobility Is Key to New Hydrogen Storage Compound - also here, here
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Slowing light to speed data: USC Viterbi School wins $4.3M photonics IT contract
Background


Black holes and quantum mechanics

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - New Idea Could Solve Black Hole Information Mystery
  2. May 15, 2008 - Are Black Holes Two-Way Streets?
  3. May 15, 2008 - Physicists Demonstrate How Information Can Escape From Black Holes - also here
  4. May 16, 2008 - How information escapes from a black hole
  5. May 16, 2008 - Can information get back out of black holes?
  6. May 20, 2008 - Information 'not lost' in black holes
Background, Background


Quantum mechanics and the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Written in the skies: why quantum mechanics might be wrong
Background, Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Astronomers baffled by weird, fast-spinning pulsar
  2. May 15, 2008 - Eccentric pulsar system challenges theories of binary formation
  3. May 15, 2008 - Bizarre Star Gets Stranger
  4. May 15, 2008 - Eccentric pulsar could be part of a threesome
  5. May 16, 2008 - Astronomers in a Spin About Mystery Pulsar
  6. May 16, 2008 - Pulsar puzzle stumps astronomers
  7. May 16, 2008 - Weird pulsar rewrites all the rules
  8. May 16, 2008 - Strange Spinning Star Stumps Astronomers
  9. May 16, 2007 - Strange star stumps astronomers
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - NASA's GLAST Gets Shades, Blankets For The Beach - also here
Background


CO2 sequestration

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Put The Trees In The Ground: A Fix For The Global Carbon Dioxide Problem? - also here
Background


Cavity solitons

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Self-Sustaining Solitary Light Wave Packets Could Inspire New Generation Of Computer Networks - also here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Fuel cells: distant dream, but burning with promise
  2. May 16, 2008 - New material for fuel cells created - also here, here
Background


Dust in galaxies

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Astronomers use new model of dust in galaxies to remeasure the total energy output of stars in the universe
  2. May 15, 2008 - New View: Universe Suddenly Twice as Bright
  3. May 21, 2008 - Cosmic dust hides true brightness of Universe
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - First measurement of entangled states in nitrogen
Background


Hurricanes and global warming

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Warmer planet may mean fewer Atlantic hurricanes
  2. May 16, 2008 - Climate change 'to make Atlantic hurricanes rarer'
  3. May 18, 2008 - Atlantic cyclones may decrease as globe warms: study
  4. May 18, 2008 - 'Fewer hurricanes' as world warms
  5. May 18, 2008 - Study says global warming not worsening hurricanes - also here
  6. May 19, 2008 - Global Warming to Decrease Hurricanes, Study Says
  7. May 20, 2008 - Global Warming Has Little Impact In Tropical Storm And Hurricane Numbers, NOAA Reports
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Jaguar upgrade brings ORNL closer to petascale computing - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Mars' north pole is layered, scientists say
Background


Earth's magnetic field and material flow in the outer core

References:
  1. May 18, 2008 - Eddies in the deep Earth
Background, Background



Life sciences


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - How the brain detects the emotions of others
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - How Acquisition Of New Motor Skills Impacts Upon Our Pre-Existing General Motor Repertoire
  2. May 17, 2008 - Exploring The Mechanics Of Judgment, Beliefs: Technique Images Brain Activity When We Think Of Others
Background


Salmonella anti-virulence factor

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Anti-virulence Factor In Salmonella Discovered
Background


Fruit flu model of Werner syndrome

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Human Aging Gene Found In Flies - also here, here
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Key Step In The 'Puncture' Mechanism Of Cell Death Revealed - also here
Background


T cell regulation

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - How T Cell's Machinery Dials Down Autoimmunity - also here, here
Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Arsenic-based Therapy Shown To Help Eradicate Leukemia-initiating Cells - also here
Background, Background


Protein complexes and interactions

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - It's the Network, Stupid
  2. May 14, 2008 - Architecture For Fundamental Processes Of Life Discovered - also here, here
  3. May 15, 2008 - What's The Difference Between A Human And A Fruit Fly? - also here, here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Gene Function In Regulating Body Size Helps Inform Novel Cancer Treatments - also here, here
  2. May 14, 2008 - Mutant p53 thwarts cancer therapy
  3. May 15, 2008 - Effect of mutant p53 stability on tumorigenesis and drug design
  4. May 15, 2008 - Connecting cancer genes - also here
  5. May 16, 2008 - Researcher finds an SOS response to cancer-causing agents - also here, here
  6. May 16, 2008 - Novel enzyme inhibitor paves way for new cancer drug - also here, here
  7. May 25, 2008 - Stabilizing Cancer-fighting P53 Can Also Shield A Metastasis-promoter - also here, here
Background


Myosin 2

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Ancient Protein Offers Clues To Killer Condition - also here, here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Engineering Researchers Automate Analysis Of Protein Patterns - also here, here
Background


Evolutionary trade-off

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Researchers find natural section favors parasite fitness over host health - also here
  2. May 15, 2008 - Monarch Butterflies Help Explain Why Parasites Harm Hosts - also here, here
Background


Adipose tissue

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Fat Chance: Brown Vs. White Fat Cell Specification - also here
Background


Visual and auditory sensation of motion

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Re-wired for sight and sound
  2. May 16, 2008 - Sight Recovery After Blindness Offers New Insights on Brain Reorganization
Background


Epithelial to mesenchymal transition

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Adult Cells Steal Trick from Cancer to Become Stem Cell-Like
  2. May 15, 2008 - Embryonic pathway delivers stem cell traits - also here, here, here
Background


Small RNAs

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Scientists Discover Small RNAs That Regulate Gene Expression And Protect The Genome - also here, here
  2. May 15, 2008 - Plant biologists discover unexpected proteins affecting small RNAs - also here
Background


Essential genes in mice and men

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Mice Can Do Without Humans' Most Treasured Genes
Background


Cortical activity and neuronal networks

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - New Insights Into The Dynamics Of The Brain's Cortex - also here
Background


Neural stem cells and memory formation

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Discovery Of Cell Linked To Learning And Memory - also here
Background, Background


Dendritic cells in the brain

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - First evidence of native dendritic cells in brain - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Larger horns a gamble for young Soay sheep - also here
Background


Mitosis and motor proteins

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Spotlight On A Key Player In The Dance Of Chromosomes - also here, here
Background


Reverse evolution

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Rapid, Dramatic 'Reverse Evolution' Documented In Tiny Fish Species - also here
  2. May 20, 2008 - "Reverse Evolution" Discovered in Seattle Fish
Background


Visual perception and prediction

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Crystal (Eye) Ball: Visual System Equipped With 'Future Seeing Powers' - also here
  2. June 2, 2008 - Key to All Optical Illusions Discovered
Background


Artificial cells

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Simple Artificial Cell Created From Scratch To Study Cell Complexity - also here
Background


Termination factors in bacteria

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - An ancient protein balances gene activity and silences foreign DNA in bacteria - also here, here
Background, Background


Cytotoxic T lymphocytes

References:
  1. May 17, 2008 - Immune Cells Kill Foes By Disrupting Mitochondria Two Ways - also here
Background, Background


Evolution of multi-domain genes

References:
  1. May 18, 2008 - New Tool To Understand Evolution Of Multi-domain Genes Developed - also here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Being breast-fed may lower breast cancer risk
  2. May 12, 2008 - Groundbreaking Methodology For Identify Cancerous Cells
  3. May 13, 2008 - Exercise may cut premenopausal breast cancer risk
  4. May 13, 2008 - Researchers find smoking-lung cancer culprit
  5. May 13, 2008 - PET Imaging May Not Improve Diagnostic Accuracy In Early Head And Neck Cancer
  6. May 13, 2008 - Physical Activity More Likely To Prevent Breast Cancer In Certain Groups - also here, here
  7. May 13, 2008 - Vitamin D Protects Cells From Stress That Can Lead To Cancer - also here, here
  8. May 13, 2008 - Adding ultrasound to mammography may improve breast cancer detection in high-risk women
  9. May 14, 2008 - Physical activity's effect on breast cancer varies
  10. May 14, 2008 - HPV Linked To Better Survival In Tonsil, Tongue Cancer, Study Finds - also here
  11. May 14, 2008 - Researchers Pinpoint How Smoking Causes Cancer - also here, here
  12. May 14, 2008 - Biochips Can Detect Cancers Before Symptoms Develop - also here
  13. May 14, 2008 - Chemical Compound Prevents Cancer In Lab - also here
  14. May 14, 2008 - Tooth Loss Strongly Linked To Risk Of Esophageal, Head And Neck, And Lung Cancer - also here, here
  15. May 14, 2008 - Girls, Young Women Can Cut Risk Of Early Breast Cancer Through Regular Exercise - also here
  16. May 14, 2008 - Smoking 'triggers deadly changes'
  17. May 15, 2008 - Bone drugs seen helping fight cancer spread
  18. May 15, 2008 - Avastin improves brain cancer survival
  19. May 15, 2008 - Lung cancer patients live longer with Alimta: study
  20. May 15, 2008 - Study shows RAD001 froze kidney cancer for a year
  21. May 15, 2008 - Some statins may protect against cancer: study
  22. May 15, 2008 - External-beam Radiation Therapy For Localized Prostate Cancer Linked To Other Cancer
  23. May 15, 2008 - Survivors Of Childhood Cancers Treated With Cyclophosphamide More Likely To Develop Bladder Cancer, Study Shows
  24. May 15, 2008 - Retired Firefighters Could Be At Increased Risk For Developing Bladder Cancer
  25. May 15, 2008 - Baseline PSA Reading A Reliable Prostate Cancer Predictor For Up To 30 Years
  26. May 15, 2008 - Race, Family History Or Baseline PSA: Which Best Predicts Prostate Cancer Risk?
  27. May 15, 2008 - Celebrex Shows Benefit In First-of-its-kind Lung Cancer Chemoprevention Trial - also here
  28. May 15, 2008 - Protein Predicts Gleevec Resistance In Gastrointestinal Tumors
  29. May 15, 2008 - Familial Breast Cancer Risk Continues Throughout a Woman's Life
  30. May 15, 2008 - Adding Ultrasound Screening To Mammography Brings Benefits, Risks - also here, here
  31. May 15, 2008 - HPV Testing Offers Women Protection For Twice As Long As Smear Testing - also here
  32. May 15, 2008 - Genes may play role in risk assessment for prostate cancer among Hispanics and caucasians - also here
  33. May 15, 2008 - Active surveillance a viable option for low-risk prostate cancer
  34. May 15, 2008 - Hope over smear test alternative
  35. May 15, 2008 - Doubts over asbestos cancer chemo
  36. May 15, 2008 - Exercise May Protect Girls From Future Breast Cancer - also here
  37. May 16, 2008 - Experimental Novartis drug slows kidney cancer
  38. May 16, 2008 - Adding Epratuzumab To Standard Chemotherapy Looks Promising - also here
  39. May 16, 2008 - Predicting NF1 Tumor Growth And Associated Malignant Tumors
  40. May 16, 2008 - New Method Proposed For Determining Which Patients Should Get Treatment For Colorectal Cancer - also here
  41. May 16, 2008 - Prostate Cancer Increases The Risk Of Bone Fracture, Study Shows - also here, here
  42. May 16, 2008 - Molecular 'Clock' Could Predict Risk For Developing Breast Cancer - also here, here
  43. May 16, 2008 - New Study Strengthens Association Of Prostate Cancer With Exposure To Agent Orange
  44. May 16, 2008 - New Drug Combination Kills Leukemia Cells By Shutting Down Their Energy Source
  45. May 16, 2008 - Cancer Patients' Quality Of Life Directly Relates To Their Survival - also here
  46. May 16, 2008 - Link Between Vitamin D Status And Breast Cancer Illuminated - also here, here
  47. May 16, 2008 - Targeted Therapy Plus Chemotherapy May Pack 1-2 Punch Against Melanoma - also here, here
  48. May 16, 2008 - Starting Point Of Sun-induced Skin Cancer Discovered: Molecular 'Hooks' Also Pull Compounds From Marijuana From Bloodstream - also here
  49. May 16, 2008 - Natural Killer Cells In Umbilical Cord Blood Fight Leukemia
  50. May 16, 2008 - Protein predicts Gleevec resistance in gastrointestinal tumors
  51. May 16, 2008 - New drug combination brings 1-2 punch against acute leukemia
  52. May 16, 2008 - Bone drug could help prevent the spread of breast cancer - also here, here
  53. May 16, 2008 - Cord blood cancer therapy boost
  54. May 16, 2008 - Vitamin D deficiency linked to breast cancer, study finds
  55. May 16, 2008 - Vitamin D May Help Curb Breast Cancer, study finds - also here, here
  56. May 16, 2008 - Drug combo helps women with advanced breast cancer - also here, here
  57. May 17, 2008 - Reducing Intake Of Dietary Fat Prevents Prostate Cancer In Mice - also here, here
  58. May 18, 2008 - Skin-tone gene could predict cancer risk
  59. May 18, 2008 - Vitamin D may lower breast cancer risk
  60. May 18, 2008 - Low Cholesterol Leads To Lower PSA, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
  61. May 18, 2008 - Chemotherapy Might Help Cancer Vaccines Work - also here
  62. May 18, 2008 - Therapeutic Vaccine Prolongs Survival And Improves Quality Of Life
  63. May 18, 2008 - Increasing Sun Exposure Is Not The Way To Decrease Breast Cancer Risk, Despite New Data, Warn Cancer Experts
  64. May 18, 2008 - New data show benefit of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Study finds risks for beta blockers with surgery - also here
  2. May 13, 2008 - Bristol-Myers to develop KAI heart-attack drug
  3. May 13, 2008 - High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol May Be Associated With Retinal Vascular Disease - also here
  4. May 13, 2008 - Obesity And Its Association With Heart Risk Documented
  5. May 14, 2008 - Too much alcohol damages heart and arteries
  6. May 14, 2008 - Exforge cuts black patients' blood pressure: Novartis
  7. May 14, 2008 - New treatment seen boosting stroke survival
  8. May 16, 2008 - Juice may beat fruit for preventing heart disease
  9. May 16, 2008 - Juice 'prevents clogged arteries'
  10. May 16, 2008 - The Protein NPC1 Polices Macrophage Cholesterol Traffic
  11. May 18, 2008 - Treatment Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With CPAP May Lower Blood Pressure
  12. May 18, 2008 - Low Sodium Diets Might Be Worse Than High Salt Diets - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Mental impairment common in children with MS
  2. May 13, 2008 - Multiple Sclerosis Can Affect Children's IQ, Thinking Skills - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - How One Mutation Tips Biochemistry To Cause Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  2. May 12, 2008 - Study: Older brains don't benefit from painkillers - also here
  3. May 12, 2008 - Anti-inflammatories did not ward off dementia: study
  4. May 13, 2008 - Seeing Alzheimer's Amyloids With Electron Microscopy For First Time - also here, here
  5. May 14, 2008 - Anti-inflammatory Drugs Do Not Improve Cognitive Function In Older Adults, Study Suggests - also here
  6. May 15, 2008 - Chinese club moss may help Alzheimer's
  7. May 15, 2008 - Families Shed Light On Likely Causative Gene For Alzheimer's - also here, here
  8. May 15, 2008 - First Conclusive Evidence Of Alzheimer's-like Brain Tangles In Nonhuman Primates Found - also here, here
  9. May 16, 2008 - How small molecule can take apart Alzheimer's disease protein fibers - also here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Skeletal Muscle Development Responds To Nutrient Availability - also here
  2. May 13, 2008 - How Embryonic Stem Cells Develop Into Tissue-specific Cells Demonstrated - also here, here
  3. May 16, 2008 - New Role Found For A Cardiac Progenitor Population - also here
  4. May 16, 2008 - Researchers identify proteins that help develop mammalian hearts - also here
  5. May 17, 2008 - Pioneering Induction Of Bone Formation Using Embryonic Stem Cells
  6. May 17, 2008 - Muscle-derived Stem Cells Prove Effective In Reparing Sphincter Damage To Restore Continence
Background


Social anxiety disorder

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Are Anxiety Disorders All In The Mind? - also here, here
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. May 12, 2008 - Breastfeeding 'may cut arthritis'
  2. May 13, 2008 - Breastfeeding halves rheumatoid arthritis risk
  3. May 13, 2008 - Women Who Breastfeed For More Than A Year Halve Their Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Gene therapy shows promise in rare brain disease
  2. May 13, 2008 - Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Brain Disorder
  3. May 14, 2008 - Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Yields Promising Results For Batten Disease
  4. May 14, 2008 - Gene therapy slows progression of fatal neurodegenerative disease in children - also here
  5. May 15, 2008 - Maxi-K Gene Transfer May Prove To Be Safe And Effective Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease
  2. May 15, 2008 - Statin Drug Used To Lower Cholesterol Effective For Hepatitis C Treatment, Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia and microRNA

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Digging Deeper Into The Genetics Of Schizophrenia By Evaluating MicroRNAs - also here
Background, Background


GABA neuron deficit and psychiatric disorders

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Hyperactivity is associated with decreased numbers of interneurons
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. May 13, 2008 - Older Persons With More Schooling Spend Fewer Years With Cognitive Loss - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Bird flu pandemic seen needing multiple drugs
  2. May 18, 2008 - EU licenses first pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine
  3. May 18, 2008 - SKorea mobilises troops for bird flu fight
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Research links common chemicals to obesity
  2. May 15, 2008 - Endocrine Disruptors In Common Plastics Linked To Obesity Risk
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Drug adherence does not explain diabetes race gap
Background


Diabetes and obesity

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Novel Mechanisms Controlling Insulin Release And Fat Deposition Discovered - also here
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Air Pollution, Smoking Affect Latent Tuberculosis - also here
  2. May 15, 2008 - How Tuberculosis Bacteria Hide And Multiply In The Human Body - also here
Background


Stress and overeating

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Psychological Stress Linked To Overeating, Monkey Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. May 14, 2008 - Genetic Links To Impaired Social Behavior In Autism - also here
  2. May 14, 2008 - Using Music To Explore The Neural Bases Of Emotional 'Processing' In The Autistic Brain - also here
  3. May 15, 2008 - Insecticides in pet shampoo may trigger autism
Background


Obesity and psychiatric disorders

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Obesity tied to risk of psychiatric disorders
Background, Background


Drug addiction

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - New Light Shed On Heroin Addiction - also here
  2. May 18, 2008 - Tracking The Effects Of Addictive Drugs On Brain - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Scientists Get Inside A Long-suspected HIV Hideout In Humans
  2. May 15, 2008 - Compound has potential for new class of AIDS drugs - also here, here
  3. May 16, 2008 - Most Effective Initial Therapy For HIV-1 Infection Identified
  4. May 16, 2008 - HIV Infection Stems From Few Viruses - also here, here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - Sugar Linkage Could Lead To Better Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases - also here, here
  2. May 16, 2008 - Common Bacteria Activating Natural Killer T Cells May Cause Autoimmune Liver Disease - also here, here
Background


Calorie restriction, exercise, and longevity

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - When It Comes To Living Longer, It's Better To Go Hungry Than Go Running, Mouse Study Suggests - also here, here
  2. May 28, 2008 - Eating less beats exercise for a long life
Background, Background


Embryonic stem cell trial

References:
  1. May 15, 2008 - First embryonic stem cell trial stalled
  2. May 19, 2008 - Embryonic stem-cell trial put on hold
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 16, 2008 - Man-made 'defensin' rips resistant bacteria apart
  2. May 17, 2008 - Hope for new way to destroy MRSA
Background


Regenerative medicine

References:
  1. May 17, 2008 - Current Regenerative Medical Techniques Hold Great Promise For Bladder Regeneration
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 17, 2008 - Carbon-coated Nanomagnets Could Be A New Form Of Cancer Treatment
Background


Cytomegalovirus and glioblastoma

References:
  1. May 17, 2008 - Common Virus May Serve As Target For Vaccine In Fight Against Deadly Brain Tumors - also here
  2. May 23, 2008 - Stamp out common virus to beat brain cancer
  3. July 3, 2008 - Does Herpes Cause Brain Cancer?
Background


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