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Volume 7, Number 22
June 2, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Graphene
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
Nanotechnology
Fullerenes
Carbon nanotubes
DNA synthesis
Quantum computing
Photovoltaics
Solar phenomena
Red supergiant stars
Milky Way
Water on Mars
Large Hadron Collider
Star forming regions
Brain-machine interface
Snowball Earth
Global warming
Superconductivity
Magnetars
Supernovae
Hydrogen storage
Earthquakes
Ocean acidification
Extrasolar planets
Quantum cryptography
Bose-Einstein condensates and superfluidity
Nanoscale magnetism
Manipulation of electron spin
Allen Telescope Array

Life sciences

Lifespan and social interaction
Vascular system development
Human female DNA sequencing
Mapping disease genes
Cancer stem cells
Proteasome ubiquitin receptors
Cancer biology
Microbial ecosystems in the ocean
Placoderm fish
Protein annotation
IGF-1 and longevity
Agricultural biotechnology
Experimental inactivation of genes
Brain-imaging studies
Brain representation of meaning
Bdelloid rotifers
Evolution of eusociality
Stromatolites
Astrocytes
Regulatory B cells
Artificial "cells"
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Odor mapping
Bioinformatics
Unconscious perceptual processing
Protein structure and gene function
Regulation of ribosome production
Logarithmic number sense
Bacterial metabolism
Tumor suppressor genes and aging
Virus capsids
Genetics of olfactory neurons
Mechnanism of mimivirus infection
MicroRNA and cancer
Nautiloid memory
Regulation of sex chromosomes

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
AIDS
Diabetes
Depression
Helicobacter pylori and the immune system
Malaria
RNA interference treatments for viral infections
Alzheimer's disease
Avian flu
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells
Leptin, exercise, and weight control
Immunomodulatory effects of probiotics
Gene therapy
Cocaine addiction
Autoimmune diseases
Alcohol dependence
Hepatitis C
Clostridium difficile
Memory and social life
Antibiotics
Inflammation and depression
Skin disorders, inflammation, and Notch
Schizophrenia



Physical sciences and technology


Graphene

References:
  1. May 26, 2009 - Carbon coming to a TV screen near you
  2. May 28, 2008 - Graphene oxide for transparent electronics
  3. May 29, 2008 - Carbon Nanoribbons Could Make Smaller, Speedier Computer Chips - also here, here
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Gamma-ray mission may detect dark matter
  2. May 30, 2008 - Physicists eagerly await launch of NASA space telescope they helped build - also here
  3. May 30, 2008 - Excitement Builds as GLAST Readies Its Gamma-ray Vision
  4. May 30, 2008 - GLAST Ready to Go
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Light-driven 'Molecular Brakes' Provide Stopping Power For Nanomachines - also here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Engineers whip up the first long-lived nanoscale bubbles - also here
  3. May 29, 2008 - Moving molecules within molecules
  4. May 30, 2008 - Nanotech 'tissue' loves oil spills, hates water
  5. May 30, 2008 - Nanosponges could soak up oil spills
  6. May 30, 2008 - Nanoparticles assemble by millions to encase oil drops - also here
  7. May 30, 2008 - Could Amyloid Deposits Have Potential As Nanomaterials? - also here
  8. May 30, 2008 - Researchers develop nanowire 'paper towel' for oil spills - also here
  9. May 31, 2008 - Nanomembrane rapidly mops up oil spills
  10. May 31, 2008 - Giant 'kitchen towel' could be used to mop up oil spills
  11. May 31, 2008 - Research measures movement of nanomaterials in simple model food chain
  12. June 2, 2008 - Nanopaper soaks up oily spills
  13. June 2, 2008 - Designer 'Nanobatons' Could Be Used To Trap Oil, Deliver Drugs: Nanoparticles Assemble By Millions
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Nanotechnology Risks: How Buckyballs Hurt Cells - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - New Serpentine Nanotube Structures Created - also here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Examining The Physics Of Carbon Nanotubes
Background


DNA synthesis

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Building A Better DNA Molecule - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Electron Traps That Compute
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - 'Avalanche Effect' In Solar Cells Demonstrated - also here, here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Researchers make breakthrough in renewable energy materials
Background


Solar phenomena

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Solar Eruption Seen in Unprecedented Detail
  2. May 28, 2008 - Solar tornadoes unwind radiation mysteries
  3. May 28, 2008 - Plasma twisters seen on the Sun
  4. May 30, 2008 - Warm coronal loops offer clue to mysteriously hot solar atmosphere - also here, here
  5. June 3, 2008 - Giant "Tornadoes" Seen Erupting From the Sun
  6. June 5, 2008 - Sun's Corona Puts a Twist on Its Pitches
Background


Red supergiant stars

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Close-up of a dying heavyweight
  2. May 28, 2008 - Massive Star In Nearby Galaxy Has Mammoth Belt - also here
Background


Milky Way

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - The Milky Way Is Weighed
  2. May 28, 2008 - Milky Way's mass is drastically reduced
  3. June 19, 2008 - Slimmer Milky Way Galaxy Revealed By New Measurements - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Phoenix reveals Martian permafrost
  2. May 27, 2008 - Mars Lander Transmits Photos of Arctic Terrain
  3. May 29, 2008 - Was Mars too salty for life?
  4. May 29, 2008 - Salty Mars Looking Bad for Life
  5. May 29, 2008 - Scientists suggest liquid water on Mars would have been too salty for life
  6. May 29, 2008 - Early Mars Water Was Salty, Toxic Stew
  7. May 29, 2008 - Mars Perhaps Too Salty for Life
  8. May 30, 2008 - Mars' Water Appears To Have Been Too Salty To Support Life - also here
  9. May 30, 2008 - Is Mars Too Salty for Life?
  10. May 31, 2008 - Possible Ice On Mars Seen By Phoenix Lander Robotic Arm Camera
  11. May 31, 2008 - New Images From Phoenix Lander May Show Martian Ice
  12. May 31, 2008 - New Pics Boost Feelings Mars Lander has Bared Ice - also here
  13. June 1, 2008 - Phoenix Robotic Arm Camera Sees Possible Ice
  14. June 2, 2008 - "Holy Cow!" - Phoenix Spots Ice
  15. June 3, 2008 - Mars reveals early mysteries
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Atom-smashing lab says experiment to start end-June
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Beautiful New Nebulae Images from the Very Large Telescope
Background


Brain-machine interface

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Monkey think, monkey do: with robotic arm
  2. May 28, 2008 - Robo-monkeys use brain power to grab a bite
  3. May 28, 2008 - Scientists train monkeys to control robotic arm with thoughts
  4. May 28, 2008 - Monkeys' Brains Operate Robotic Arm
  5. May 28, 2008 - Monkey Feeds Itself Using Its Brain - also here
  6. May 28, 2008 - Monkeys move robotic arm using brain power
  7. May 28, 2008 - Monkey's brain controls robot arm
  8. May 29, 2008 - Monkey Think, Monkey Do--With a Robotic Arm
  9. May 29, 2008 - Monkeys Think, Moving Artificial Arm as Own
Background


Snowball Earth

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Ancient "Snowball Earth" Melted Fast Due to Methane
  2. May 29, 2008 - Melting methane thawed frozen planet
  3. May 29, 2008 - Large Methane Release Could Cause Abrupt Climate Change As Happened 635 Million Years Ago - also here
  4. May 29, 2008 - Methane Release Could Cause Abrupt, Far-Reaching Climate Change
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Climate Change Already Affecting U.S. Water, Land, And Biodiversity, Report Finds
  2. May 28, 2008 - New Climate Report Foresees Big Changes
  3. May 28, 2008 - Upper troposphere is warming after all, research shows
  4. May 30, 2008 - Apparent Problem With Global Warming Climate Models Resolved
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Researchers uncover information on new superconductors
  2. May 29, 2008 - Powerful Superconductor Is In A Class All Its Own - also here, here
  3. May 29, 2009 - New high-Tc superconductors share magnetic properties with cuprates
  4. June 1, 2008 - New High-Temperature Superconductors Are Iron-based With Unusual Magnetic Properties - also here
Background


Magnetars

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Milky Way team works scene of dead star - also here, here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Deconstructing Magnetars
  3. May 29, 2008 - Strange Ring Found Circling Dead Star
  4. May 29, 2008 - Scientists Find Giant Ring Encircling Exotic Dead Star - also here, here
  5. May 30, 2008 - Strange ring envelops highly magnetic star
  6. June 2, 2008 - Scientists Find Rare, Ultra-Magnetic Star
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - "Light Echo" Helps Solve Supernova Mystery
  2. May 30, 2008 - Scientists Hold Seance For Supernova - also here
  3. May 30, 2007 - Famous Supernovae Still Echo Across the Milky Way
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Researchers Aim To Mitigate Impact Of Unintended Hydrogen Leaks By Examining 'Embrittlement' Issues
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Stress Buildup Precedes Large Sumatra Earthquakes: When Can We Expect The Next One? - also here, here
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Ocean Acidification And Its Impact On Ecosystems
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Signs Found of Many 'Super-Earths'
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Delaying data allows quantum secrecy on the cheap
  2. May 30, 2008 - New Design Enables More Cost-effective Quantum Key Distribution - also here, here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates and superfluidity

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Evidence of a Bose glass state?
Background


Nanoscale magnetism

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Technique probes nanoscale magnetism
Background, Background


Manipulation of electron spin

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - Potential Tool For Selectively Manipulating Electron Spins In New Technologies Arises Unexpectedly - also here, here
Background


Allen Telescope Array

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - A SETI radio telescope in Northern California
  2. June 5, 2008 - New Telescope Array Could Help Detect Possible Signals From Advanced Civilizations - also here, here
Background



Life sciences


Lifespan and social interaction

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - How a thriving social life can boost lifespan
  2. May 27, 2008 - Hanging with the young lengthens lifespan
  3. May 27, 2008 - Fly Fountain of Youth
  4. May 27, 2008 - Want longevity? Call a friend
Background


Vascular system development

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - How Arteries And Veins Develop In Parallel Pairs In The Embryo
Background


Human female DNA sequencing

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - Dutch Scientists Claim Sequencing of Female DNA - also here, here
  2. May 27, 2008 - First Female DNA Sequenced - also here, here
Background


Mapping disease genes

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - New Cheaper Method For Mapping Disease Genes - also here, here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Leukemia Stem Cells Identified - also here, here
Background, Background


Proteasome ubiquitin receptors

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - New Target For Cancer Drugs? Gatekeepers Are Discovered In The Human Cell 'Shredder'
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Dual Functions Of Gene Revealed, For Better And For Worse - also here, here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Fruit fly protein acts as decoy to capture tumor growth factors - also here, here
Background


Microbial ecosystems in the ocean

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Life deep down: Seafloor sediments host diverse microbial ecosystems
  2. May 29, 2008 - 'Barren' Seafloor Teeming With Microbial Life - also here
  3. May 29, 2008 - Bacteria 'Feed' on Earth's Ocean-Bottom Crust
  4. May 29, 2008 - Scientists Find Bacteria Thriving on a Feast of Seafloor Rock
Background


Placoderm fish

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Oldest Live-Birth Fossil Found; Fish Had Umbilical Cord
  2. May 28, 2008 - Aussie scientists discover oldest proof of live birth
  3. May 28, 2008 - Fossil reveals oldest live birth
  4. May 29, 2008 - Fossilized fish reveals first vertebrate sex
  5. May 29, 2008 - Australians find a mother of a fossil
  6. June 6, 2008 - Fish 380 Million Years Old Found With Unborn Embryo
Background


Protein annotation

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Large-scale Community Protein Annotation -- WikiProteins - also here
Background


IGF-1 and longevity

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Hormone May Hold Key To Helping Elderly Men Live Longer - also here, here
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Using Maize As An Efficient 'Factory' For Protein-based Pharmaceutical Products
Background


Experimental inactivation of genes

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - New Technique Allows Targeted Inactivation Of Genes In Research Model - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Trauma of 9/11 appears to have altered brains, study suggests
Background


Brain representation of meaning

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Computer trained to "read" mind images of words
  2. May 29, 2008 - Reading minds ... or at least brain scans
  3. May 29, 2008 - Computer model knows what you're thinking
  4. May 29, 2008 - Computer model reveals how brain represents meaning - also here
  5. May 30, 2008 - Have we begun to crack the brain's code?
  6. June 3, 2008 - A Computer That Can 'Read' Your Mind - also here, here
Background, Background


Bdelloid rotifers

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Who needs sex when you can steal DNA?
  2. May 29, 2008 - Scientists find promiscuous genes in an asexual animal
  3. May 29, 2008 - No sex, but plenty of gene transfer
  4. May 30, 2008 - Water creatures caught stealing DNA
  5. May 30, 2008 - Common Aquatic Animal's Genome Can Capture Foreign DNA - also here
Background


Evolution of eusociality

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Score One for Monogamy
  2. May 30, 2008 - Altruism needs selfish genes to evolve after all
  3. May 30, 2008 - Altruism In Social Insects Is A Family Affair - also here
Background


Stromatolites

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Rocky microbes push back life's origins
Background, Background


Astrocytes

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Brain Cells Help Neighboring Nerves Regenerate - also here, here
Background


Regulatory B cells

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Regulatory B Cells Exist -- And Pack A Punch - also here, here
Background


Artificial "cells"

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Synthetic Copycat Of Living Cell Underway: Life, But Not As We Know It? - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - New Insights Into Cellular Reprogramming Revealed By Genomic Analysis - also here, here
  2. May 31, 2008 - Human Stem Cell Line Made Containing Sickle Cell Anemia Mutation - also here
Background


Odor mapping

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - First 'Smell Map' Supports Idea That Universal Laws For Smell Are Hard-Wired In Brain - also here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Statistical tool could explain gene study variations - also here, here
Background


Unconscious perceptual processing

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - I do not see it, but my brain knows what it means
Background, Background


Protein structure and gene function

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - How defects in 1 gene cause 3 distinct and devastating human diseases - also here
  2. May 29, 2008 - The structure of XPD sheds light on cancer and aging
  3. May 30, 2008 - Volcanic bug aids 'Children of the Moon'
Background, Background


Regulation of ribosome production

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - How cells save their energy
Background


Logarithmic number sense

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Slide Rule Sense: Amazonian Indigenous Culture Demonstrates Universal Mapping Of Number Onto Space - also here
Background


Bacterial metabolism

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - A chunky metabolism
Background


Tumor suppressor genes and aging

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Tumor suppressor genes speed up and slow down aging in engineered mouse - also here
Background, Background


Virus capsids

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Piecing a Virus Together
Background


Genetics of olfactory neurons

References:
  1. May 31, 2008 - Olfactory Receptor Neurons Select Which Odor Receptors To Express - also here
Background


Mechnanism of mimivirus infection

References:
  1. May 31, 2008 - Invasion Strategy Of World's Largest Virus Revealed
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. May 31, 2008 - Team find gene signature profile for metastasis - also here, here
Background, Background


Nautiloid memory

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - Living Fossils Have Long- And Short-term Memory Despite Lacking Brain Structures Of Modern Cephalopods
Background


Regulation of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - Enzyme Helps Males Make Up For Their X Chromosome Shortage - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - Coffee and tea don't raise breast cancer risk
  2. May 26, 2008 - Oral cancers linked to genes as well as lifestyle
  3. May 26, 2008 - Gum disease link to cancer risk
  4. May 27, 2008 - Vitamin D doesn't cut prostate cancer risk
  5. May 27, 2008 - Gum disease may raise cancer risk, study finds
  6. May 27, 2008 - Antioxidants may undermine cancer therapy - also here
  7. May 27, 2008 - Early treatment of stomach bug may cut cancer risk
  8. May 27, 2008 - Addition of Paclitaxel to Standard Chemotherapy Improves Outcome in Early Breast Cancer
  9. May 27, 2008 - No Association Found Between Vitamin D Concentration In Blood And Risk Of Prostate Cancer - also here
  10. May 27, 2008 - New Immunization Strategy Could Be Effective Against 10 To 15 Percent Of All Cancers
  11. May 27, 2008 - Common Gene Disorder Doubles Risk Of Lung Cancer, Even Among Nonsmokers - also here
  12. May 27, 2008 - Genetic mutation associated with increased risk of lung cancer - also here
  13. May 27, 2008 - Fighting cancer before tumor grows
  14. May 27, 2008 - Mixed Outcomes in Laparoscopy for Prostates
  15. May 28, 2008 - New MRI technique could catch cancer early: study
  16. May 28, 2008 - Cancer Research: A Common Denominator Of Inflammations And Fatty Liver Found - also here
  17. May 28, 2008 - Antioxidant Supplements May Lessen Benefit Of Radiation And Chemotherapy
  18. May 28, 2008 - Bicarbonate 'could detect cancer'
  19. May 29, 2008 - Estrogen Helps Drive Distinct, Aggressive Form Of Prostate Cancer - also here, here
  20. May 29, 2008 - A new way to look at lung cancer and tobacco carcinogens - also here
  21. May 29, 2008 - Dehydrated tomatoes show promise for preventing prostate cancer - also here, here
  22. May 30, 2008 - Certain form of tomatoes could be key to prostate cancer prevention
  23. May 30, 2008 - Roche says Herceptin with chemo prolongs survival
  24. May 30, 2008 - Roche says Herceptin with Pertuzumab "impressive"
  25. May 30, 2008 - Mutation Spells Bad News for Breast Cancer Patients
  26. May 30, 2008 - Long-term Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Until 5 Years After Use, Study Finds - also here, here
  27. May 30, 2008 - Exercise Cuts Cancer Death In Men - also here
  28. May 30, 2008 - Researchers Identify Genetic Markers That Predict Efficacy Of Novel Cancer Drug - also here
  29. May 30, 2008 - Abnormalities In Gene For Melanoma Found - also here
  30. May 30, 2008 - Prevalence Of Pre-cancerous Masses In Colon Same In Patients In Their 40s And 50s - also here, here
  31. May 30, 2008 - Smokers with advanced colon cancer may face higher odds of disease recurrence - also here
  32. May 30, 2008 - Women face increased cancer risk
  33. May 31, 2008 - Lilly drug doubles pancreatic cancer survival: study
  34. May 31, 2008 - Erbitux adds 5 weeks to lung cancer survival
  35. May 31, 2008 - Avastin slows progress of breast cancer in trial
  36. May 31, 2008 - Avastin plus chemo better without Erbitux
  37. May 31, 2008 - Fruits, Vegetables And Teas May Protect Smokers From Lung Cancer, Researchers Report - also here, here
  38. May 31, 2008 - Sex, Age And Ethnicity Associated With Colorectal Cancer Survival - also here
  39. May 31, 2008 - A New Way To Look At Lung Cancer And Tobacco Carcinogens
  40. May 31, 2008 - Quality Of Life Predicts Cancer Survival, Study Finds - also here, here
  41. May 31, 2008 - Erbitux slightly boosts survival in cancer study - also here
  42. June 1, 2008 - Test may predict cancer response to anemia drugs
  43. June 1, 2008 - Celebrex shows promise in lung cancer prevention
  44. June 1, 2008 - Blood test may detect lung cancer in early stages
  45. June 1, 2008 - Bone drug helped stave off breast cancer
  46. June 1, 2008 - How Advanced Prostate Cancer Becomes Resistant To Androgen-deprivation Therapy - also here, here
  47. June 1, 2008 - Combination Of Two Novel Anti-cancer Agents May Help Fight CML Resistant To Current Therapy - also here
  48. June 1, 2008 - Enzyme May Hold Key To Improved Targeting Of Cancer-fighting Drugs - also here, here
  49. June 1, 2008 - Young Age May Give Survival Advantage To Children With Certain Brain Tumors - also here
  50. June 1, 2008 - New combination therapy safe, promising for melanoma patients - also here, here
  51. June 1, 2008 - Combination therapy packs 1-2 punch against melanoma - also here, here
  52. June 2, 2008 - Bone drug Zometa helps fight breast cancer spread - also here, here, here
  53. June 11, 2008 - Prevalence of pre-cancerous masses in the colon same in patients in their 40s and 50s - also here, here
  54. June 12, 2008 - Study Finds Benefits to Earlier Colon Cancer Screenings
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - Depressed heart patients at risk for stroke: study
  2. May 26, 2008 - Oral Hormone Replacement Therapy More Than Doubles Risk Of Blood Clots, Study Finds
  3. May 27, 2008 - Study shows benefit of statins before heart surgery
  4. May 27, 2008 - Heart Doctors Don't Follow Guidelines For Treating Patients; Pre-operative Statins Reduce Deaths
  5. May 27, 2008 - Clinical Investigation Meets Computer Simulation To Analyze Risk Factor Of Heart Disease
  6. May 27, 2008 - Ideal Treatment For Potentially Fatal Heart Condition Changes With Age, Research Shows
  7. May 28, 2008 - "Silent" heart attack boosts dementia risk
  8. May 28, 2008 - CT May Better Predict Those At Higher Risk For Heart Disease - also here
  9. May 28, 2008 - Coronary Calcium Distribution Tied To Heart Attack Risk - also here, here
  10. May 28, 2008 - Keeping the rhythm of life in sync
  11. May 28, 2008 - Study: Antidepressants help stroke victims
  12. May 29, 2008 - Even Low Levels of Air Pollution May Pose Stroke Risk - also here, here
  13. May 30, 2008 - Bayer, J&J clot-drug success lifts U.S. prospects
  14. May 30, 2008 - FDA panel favors Glaxo, Ligand blood drug
  15. May 31, 2008 - New Method Effective In Detecting Dangerous Coronary Plaque - also here, here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - Why Don't Monkeys Infected With HIV-like Viruses Get AIDS?
  2. May 29, 2008 - New HIV browser gives researchers access to valuable data from vaccine trials
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 26, 2008 - Cocoa can be 'boost to diabetics'
  2. May 27, 2008 - New Insights In Diagnosing Diabetes May Help The Millions Who Are Undiagnosed - also here, here
  3. May 27, 2008 - Protein May Be Key To New Therapies For Elevated Triglycerides - also here
  4. May 27, 2008 - Natural compounds in cocoa tied to blood flow improvements for adults with type 2 diabetes
  5. May 28, 2008 - Low-carb diets work for overweight diabetics
  6. May 28, 2008 - Cocoa Could Be A Healthy Treat For Diabetic Patients - also here, here
  7. May 29, 2008 - Mediterranean diet may also help stop diabetes
  8. May 29, 2008 - Diabetes death risk higher in young adults
  9. May 29, 2008 - New Vaccine Approach Prevents, Reverses Diabetes In Lab Study - also here, here
  10. May 29, 2008 - Study shows pine bark naturally reduces cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics
  11. May 29, 2008 - Med diet 'helps prevent diabetes'
  12. May 30, 2008 - Vitamin D for babies may prevent type 1 diabetes
  13. May 30, 2008 - The traditional Mediterranean diet protects against diabetes - also here
  14. June 1, 2008 - Fatty Liver Linked To Increased Risk Of Diabetic Kidney Disease - also here, here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Omega-3 may ease depression during pregnancy
Background


Helicobacter pylori and the immune system

References:
  1. May 27, 2008 - Immune Cells May Induce Gastritis During H. Pylori Infection
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Malaria parasites fine-tune offspring's gender: study
  2. May 28, 2008 - Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite - also here
  3. May 28, 2008 - Malaria parasites 'family plan'
Background


RNA interference treatments for viral infections

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - New Treatments For Viral And Other Diseases By Blocking Genes - also here
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Group of drugs cuts Alzheimer's risk by a quarter
  2. May 29, 2008 - Alzheimer's brain plaques cleared in mice
  3. May 29, 2008 - Appealing the death sentence for brain cells
  4. May 30, 2008 - Immune cells 'vacuum up' Alzheimer's clumps
  5. May 30, 2008 - Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen May Be Equally Effective At Reducing Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  6. May 30, 2008 - Alzheimer's Plaques Cleared Up In Mice - also here
  7. May 31, 2008 - Immune block tackles Alzheimer's
  8. June 1, 2008 - Alzheimer's Protection? Appealing The Death Sentence For Brain Cells
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Battling Bird Flu By The Numbers - also here, here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Chemists Create Cancer-detecting Nanoparticles - also here
  2. May 31, 2008 - Magnetic Nanoparticles: Suitable For Cancer Therapy? - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Bone Repair Using Patient's Stem Cells Comes Closer
  2. May 31, 2008 - New stem cell therapy may aid the repair of damaged brains - also here
Background


Leptin, exercise, and weight control

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Combining Exercise With Hormone Could Prevent Weight Gain - also here, here
Background


Immunomodulatory effects of probiotics

References:
  1. May 28, 2008 - Probiotic microbe kicks on an anti-inflammatory process in mice
  2. May 28, 2008 - Intestinal Bacteria Promote and Prevent Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  3. June 2, 2008 - Getting Better With A Little Help From Our 'Micro' Friends
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Gene Therapy Increases Survival For End-stage Head And Neck Cancer - also here, here
  2. May 30, 2008 - Self-Assembled Viruses - also here
Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Molecular Fingerprint Of Cocaine Addiction Revealed - also here, here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Has Decreased Infection Load Of Infants Led To Increased Allergic And Autoimmune Diseases? - also here, here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Getting better with a little help from our 'micro' friends
Background


Alcohol dependence

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - New study reveals brain cell mechanism of alcohol dependence - also here
  2. May 29, 2008 - Scientists find seizure drug reverses cellular effects - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Diabetes doubles liver cancer risk for patients with advanced hepatitis C - also here
Background


Clostridium difficile

References:
  1. May 29, 2008 - Gut superbug causing more illnesses, deaths - also here
Background


Memory and social life

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Active Social Life May Delay Memory Loss Among US Elderly Population - also here
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 30, 2008 - Sugar-coated Antibiotics - also here
Background


Inflammation and depression

References:
  1. May 31, 2008 - Inflammation, Depression And Antidepressant Response: Common Mechanisms - also here, here
Background, Background


Skin disorders, inflammation, and Notch

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - Skin Defects Set Off Alarm With Widespread And Potentially Harmful Effects - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 1, 2008 - Gene Mutations Responsible For 10 Percent Of Schizophrenia Pinpointed - also here
Background


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