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Volume 7, Number 24
June 16, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Supercomputers
Quantum communications
Graphene
Star formation
Earthquakes
Global warming
Carbon nanotubes
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
Slow light
Nanotechnology
Spintronics
Gravitational waves
Supernovae
Antimatter and gravity
The tropopause and climate change
Milky Way
Plate tectonics
Astrochemistry
Climate modeling
Forests and climate change
Quantum information
Quantum dots
Quantum relativity
Metamaterials
Quantum computing
Mass extinctions

Life sciences

Neural stem cells
Biofilms
MicroRNA and cancer
Brain-imaging studies
Pschoneuroimmunology and cancer
Cancer biology
Evolution of the genetic code
MicroRNA
Embryonic stem cells
1000 Genomes Project
Computer modeling of speech and language
Cancer stem cells
T cells
Chaperonin and protein folding
Bacterial communication
Centromeres
Coronaviruses
The brain's "default network", daydreaming, and consciousness
Antibodies and allergies
Pigeon self-recognition
Auditory perception

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer
Sleep
Psoriasis
Diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis
Fragile X syndrome
Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Stem cells
Gene therapy
Alzheimer's disease
Obesity
Avian flu
RNAi therapy for hepatitis B
Metabolic syndrome
Lupus
Nanobiotechnology
Tuberculosis
Inflammation and obesity-related metabolic disease
Malaria
Autism
Autoimmune diseases
Tissue engineering
Salmonella infantis
Ghrelin and depression



Physical sciences and technology


Supercomputers

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Roadrunner Smashes the Petaflop Barrier
  2. June 9, 2008 - U.S. Department of Energy’s New Supercomputer is Fastest in the World
  3. June 9, 2008 - World's fastest computer built from video game chips
  4. June 9, 2008 - Fastest supercomputer overtaken by Roadrunner
  5. June 9, 2008 - Supercomputer sets petaflop pace
  6. June 9, 2008 - Military Supercomputer Sets Record
  7. June 9, 2008 - Scientists develop fastest computer
  8. June 11, 2008 - Roadrunner breaks petaflop barrier
  9. June 12, 2008 - Roadrunner supercomputer puts research at a new scale
  10. June 15, 2008 - World-record Supercomputer Mimics Human Sight Brain Mechanisms - also here
Background


Quantum communications

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Space Station Could Beam Secret Quantum Codes by 2014
  2. June 11, 2008 - Space station to be quantum communications hub?
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Surprising Graphene: Precise Measurement Reveals Strange Properties
  2. June 11, 2008 - Physicists Reveal Secrets of Newest Form of Carbon
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Galaxy Collision Debris As A Laboratory To Study Star Formation
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Chinese devise quake prediction methods
  2. June 11, 2008 - Satellite network to predict earthquakes
  3. June 11, 2008 - Similarity of Chinese, Calif. Fault Systems Raises Concerns
  4. June 13, 2008 - Seismologist: China quake had no warning signs
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Sea Ice Melt Could Thaw Permafrost, Too
  2. June 11, 2008 - Permafrost Threatened By Rapid Retreat Of Arctic Sea Ice, Study Finds - also here, here
  3. June 12, 2008 - Global Warming Could Release Trillions Of Pounds Of Carbon Annually From East Siberia's Vast Frozen Soils
  4. June 12, 2008 - Freshwater Runoff From Greenland Ice Sheet Will More Than Double By End Of Century - also here
  5. June 12, 2008 - Has Global Warming Research Misinterpreted Cloud Behavior? - also here
  6. June 13, 2008 - Mending Ozone Hole May Benefit Climate Change
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Using Carbon Nanotubes For Molecular Transport - also here
  2. June 12, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes as a Single-Photon Source
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - GLAST Set to Launch Wednesday to Study Cosmic Mysteries
  2. June 11, 2008 - Rocket blasts off to deliver telescope into orbit
  3. June 11, 2008 - New gamma-ray telescope takes to the skies
  4. June 11, 2008 - A new look at exotic cosmology phenomena
  5. June 11, 2008 - GLAST Gamma-Ray Satellite Blasts Off
  6. June 11, 2008 - GLAST Lifts Off On Gamma Ray Mission - also here
  7. June 11, 2008 - GLAST blasts off in search of gamma rays
  8. June 11, 2008 - Lift-off for Nasa space telescope
  9. June 11, 2008 - NASA Launches New Space Telescope
  10. June 11, 2008 - Telescope launched to scout out gamma rays - also here
  11. June 12, 2008 - GLAST Heads Up, Up, and Away!
  12. June 12, 2008 - Gamma-ray mission blasts off
Background


Slow light

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Liquid Crystals Slow Light Pulses to a Snail's Pace
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Researchers develop better X-ray nanomirrors
  2. June 13, 2008 - 'Nanoglassblowing' seen as boon to study of individual molecules - also here, here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Industrial dye holds the key to advancing spintronics
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Can you hear black holes collide?
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Scientists observe first flash from dying star
  2. June 12, 2008 - Supernova "Shock Breakout" Seen From Red Giant -- A 1st
  3. June 12, 2009 - Aussie astronomers find 'baby' supernova
  4. June 12, 2008 - Detective Astronomers Unearth Hidden Celestial Gem - also here
  5. June 12, 2008 - Cosmic Grim Reaper Seen For First Time
  6. June 12, 2008 - Ultraviolet Glow Betrays Impending Supernova
  7. June 13, 2008 - Ultraviolet Gives View Inside Real 'Death Star' - also here
Background


Antimatter and gravity

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Would an antimatter apple fall up?
Background


The tropopause and climate change

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Field Project Seeks Clues To Climate Change In Remote Atmospheric Region - also here, here
  2. June 13, 2008 - Field project seeks clues to climate change in remote atmospheric region
Background


Milky Way

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - New Map Locates Metals in Millions of Milky Way Stars
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Desktop Continental Drift
  2. June 24, 2008 - Table-top experiment could explain why continents drift
  3. July 2, 2008 - Why continents split up and get back together
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Genetic building blocks may have formed in space
  2. June 13, 2008 - Life's Raw Materials May Have Come From The Stars, Scientists Confirm - also here, here
  3. June 13, 2008 - Study: Life's Raw Material Came from Space
  4. June 16, 2008 - Life Cooked Up in Outer Space?
  5. June 16, 2008 - Alien origin for life on Earth
  6. June 16, 2008 - Were Meteorites the Origin of Life on Earth?
  7. June 18, 2008 - Meteorites Brought DNA "Ancestors" to Earth, Study Says
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Computer Models Show Major Climate Shift As A Result Of Closing Ozone Hole - also here, here
Background


Forests and climate change

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Computer Climate Models Need Updated Forest Dynamics Data - also here
  2. June 13, 2008 - If A Tree Falls In The Forest, And No One Is Around To Hear It, Does Climate Change? - also here
  3. June 13, 2008 - Tropical forest sustainability: A climate change boon
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Physicists Produce Quantum-entangled Images - also here, here, here
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Microwave synthesis connects with the (quantum) dots - also here, here
Background


Quantum relativity

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Looking for the quantum properties of the Big Bang
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Cylinders of silence
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 15, 2008 - Untangled Quantum Quirk Is Significant Step Toward Quantum Computing - also here, here
Background


Mass extinctions

References:
  1. June 15, 2008 - Ebb and flow of the sea drives world's big extinction events - also here, here
  2. June 17, 2008 - Mass Extinctions Due to Sea Level Changes, Study Says
  3. June 18, 2008 - Sea level flux drove mass extinctions
  4. June 18, 2008 - The Mystery of Mass Extinctions Is No Longer Murky
Background



Life sciences


Neural stem cells

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Brain Stem Cells Can Be Awakened, Say Scientists
Background, Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Researchers band together in global battle on bacterial biofilms
  2. June 12, 2008 - Chemical Engineering Researchers Identify Biofilms That Cause Infections - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - New Cancer Clue: MicroRNA Controls Expression Of Oncogenes - also here
  2. June 12, 2008 - Key Regulator Of DNA Mutations Identified - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Parting's Sweet Sorrow
  2. June 11, 2008 - Why it hurts to sell your stuff
  3. June 12, 2008 - Brain Scans Reveal What's Behind The Aversion To Loss Of Possessions - also here
  4. June 12, 2008 - Remedial Instruction Can Make Strong Readers Out Of Poor Readers, Brain Imaging Study Reveals - also here, here
  5. June 12, 2008 - Reverse Engineering The Brain To Model Mind-body Interactions
  6. June 13, 2008 - Memory Loss Linked To Common Sleep Disorder - also here, here
  7. June 13, 2008 - Transfer Of Learning Traced To Areas Of The Brain
  8. June 13, 2008 - New research shows how aging brain brings a healthy dose of perspective - also here
Background


Pschoneuroimmunology and cancer

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - How The Brain Can Protect Against Cancer - also here
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Gene chemicals 'cancer warning'
  2. June 12, 2008 - Tumor Cells Want No Contact With Immune Cells
  3. June 12, 2008 - Cancer reveals cruel trick
  4. June 13, 2008 - Primary Tumors Can Drive The Growth Of Distant Cancers - also here
  5. June 14, 2008 - 'Addicted' Cells Provide Early Cancer Diagnosis - also here
  6. June 15, 2008 - Breakthrough In Understanding Tumor Immune Therapy: Induction Of Tumor Dormancy Instead Of Killing
Background


Evolution of the genetic code

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Biological languages follow the laws of thermodynamics
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Need MicroRNA Processing? Get Smad - also here
Background


Embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Stem Cell Discovery Sheds Light On Placenta Development - also here
  2. June 13, 2008 - Embryonic stem cells still gold standard
  3. June 15, 2008 - Wealth Of Genomic Hotspots Discovered In Embryonic Stem Cells - also here, here
Background


1000 Genomes Project

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - 3 sequencing companies join 1000 Genomes Project
Background


Computer modeling of speech and language

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - 'Chatter Box' computer will unravel the science of language
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Compounds target cancer stem cells
Background, Background


T cells

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Cell Surface Receptors Are All 'Talk' In T Cell Stimulation - also here, here
Background


Chaperonin and protein folding

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - New Insights Into Hidden World Of Protein Folding - also here, here
Background


Bacterial communication

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Researchers unravel bacteria communication pathways - also here
Background


Centromeres

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Centromeres cross over, a lot - also here, here
Background


Coronaviruses

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - An unexpected link between coronavirus replication and protein secretion in infected cells - also here, here
Background


The brain's "default network", daydreaming, and consciousness

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - 'Daydreaming' brain is coma clue
Background


Antibodies and allergies

References:
  1. June 14, 2008 - Ancient Antibody Molecule Offers Clues To How Humans Evolved Allergies - also here, here
Background


Pigeon self-recognition

References:
  1. June 14, 2008 - Pigeons Show Superior Self-recognition Abilities To Three Year Old Humans
Background


Auditory perception

References:
  1. June 14, 2008 - How The Brain Separates Audio Signals From Noise - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Vitamin D may protect against heart attack
  2. June 9, 2008 - Men with low concentrations of vitamin D have higher risk of heart attack
  3. June 9, 2008 - RNA Induction Of An Epigenetic Hereditary Pathology
  4. June 9, 2008 - Why Diesel Particulates Cause Cardiovascular Disease
  5. June 9, 2008 - Chinese Red Yeast Rice Is Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests - also here
  6. June 10, 2008 - For Heart Failure Patients, Certain Findings On ECG Predicts Risk Of Rehospitalization And Death
  7. June 10, 2008 - Sunshine may be nature's disease fighter
  8. June 11, 2008 - Men With Vitamin D Deficiency May Have Increased Risk Of Heart Attack - also here
  9. June 11, 2008 - Pharmaceutical study: Less hemorrhaging after stroke, but not fewer deaths - also here
  10. June 12, 2008 - Sleep-related Breathing Disorders Affect Children's Blood Pressure During Sleep
  11. June 12, 2008 - Good Dental Hygiene May Help Prevent Heart Infection - also here
  12. June 12, 2008 - Vitamin D: New Way To Treat Heart Failure? - also here, here
  13. June 12, 2008 - Primary Snoring In Children Impacts Cardiovascular Functioning - also here, here
  14. June 12, 2008 - Women, Mexican-Americans At Higher Risk Of Ruptured Brain Aneurysm - also here
  15. June 12, 2008 - Fever may trigger heart failure in patients with the genetic disease LQT-2 - also here
  16. June 13, 2008 - Stroke: Tsunami In The Human Brain - also here
  17. June 13, 2008 - Unexpected Finding Of Molecule's Dual Role In Mice May Open New Avenue To Cholesterol Reduction - also here, here
  18. June 13, 2008 - Precision blood pressure measurement to improve heart health - also here, here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - New approach promising against multiple sclerosis
  2. June 9, 2008 - High-dose immunosuppressant drug may reduce disability in MS patients
  3. June 11, 2008 - Hi-dose Immunosuppressant Drug Reverses Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms In Selected Patients - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Dehydrated tomatoes may fight prostate tumors
  2. June 9, 2008 - Prostate finding could lead to urine test
  3. June 9, 2008 - Laser Technique Fights Cancer With Light
  4. June 10, 2008 - Chemical changes may help detect colon cancer early
  5. June 10, 2008 - Benefit small from lung cancer screening method
  6. June 10, 2008 - Bone drug prevents one type of breast cancer: study
  7. June 10, 2008 - Spink gene reveals prostate cancer
  8. June 10, 2008 - Novel Therapeutic Strategy For Colon Cancer Treatment
  9. June 10, 2008 - Solid Tumor Cells Not Killed By Radiation And Chemotherapy Become Stronger - also here
  10. June 10, 2008 - Potential biomarkers for pancreatic cancer identified
  11. June 10, 2008 - Coil trial tests womb cancer hope
  12. June 11, 2008 - When a family history of cancer is a good thing
  13. June 11, 2008 - Method may allow early detection of tumors by pH
  14. June 11, 2008 - Microenvironment A Main Driver Of Aggressive Multi-lineage Leukemia Disease Type - also here
  15. June 11, 2008 - Strategy Matches Oncogene With Subtype Of Prostate Cancer - also here
  16. June 11, 2008 - Traits Of Aggressive Form Of Prostate Cancer Identified - also here
  17. June 11, 2008 - Cancer-killing Viruses Influence Tumor Blood-vessel Growth - also here, here
  18. June 11, 2008 - Anti-estrogen drug therapy reduces risk of invasive breast cancer in older women - also here
  19. June 12, 2008 - Proscar lowers prostate cancer risk in all men
  20. June 12, 2008 - Biomarkers Of Early-stage Pancreatic Cancer In Mice And Man Identified
  21. June 12, 2008 - New target to enhance anti-cancer drug sensitivity found in translation - also here
  22. June 13, 2008 - Lung cancer no more common in women smokers: study
  23. June 13, 2008 - Novartis says Glivec misses main goal in study
  24. June 13, 2008 - Synthetic cocoa chemical slows growth of tumors in human cell lines - also here
  25. June 13, 2008 - 'Gender equality' of lung cancer
  26. June 14, 2008 - Novel Mouse Model Of Osteosarcoma Developed - also here, here
  27. June 14, 2008 - Combining Radiation And Surgery Significantly Improves Survival For Head And Neck Cancer Patients - also here
  28. June 15, 2008 - New Take on a Prostate Drug, and a New Debate
Background


Sleep

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - A short rest is the best way to combat an after-lunch slump
  2. June 9, 2008 - Sleep Extension Improves Alertness And Performance During And Following Subsequent Sleep Restriction
  3. June 10, 2008 - Decreased Total Sleep Time Associated With Increased REM Sleep During Subsequent Naps - also here
  4. June 10, 2008 - Fat Intake Negatively Influences The Sleep Pattern In Healthy Adults
  5. June 11, 2008 - Sleep Restriction Results In Increased Consumption Of Energy From Snacks - also here, here
  6. June 11, 2008 - Normal Sleep Linked To Successful Aging - also here
  7. June 11, 2008 - Disturbed Rest-Activity Rhythms Strongly Associated With Mortality Rates In Older Men - also here
  8. June 12, 2008 - Disturbed rest, activity linked to mortality in older men - also here
  9. June 12, 2008 - Caloric Intake Negatively Influences Healthy Adults' Sleep Patterns
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Pinning Down A Cause Of Disease In A Model Of Psoriasis
  2. June 13, 2008 - US FDA sees possible J&J psoriasis drug risks
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Understanding Kidney Cell Suicide In Diabetes Patients
  2. June 9, 2008 - New Molecular Link Between Diabetes And Kidney Failure
  3. June 9, 2008 - Gene That Regulates Glucose Levels And Increases Risk For Diabetes Identified - also here
  4. June 10, 2008 - Gene linked to obesity and diabetes interferes with blood sugar metabolism
  5. June 10, 2008 - Weight Gain Is Main Factor In Falling Beta Cell Function In Hispanic Women, Study Suggests
  6. June 10, 2008 - Promising Advances In Islet Cell Transplants For Diabetes - also here
  7. June 10, 2008 - Why Cells Starved Of Iron Burn More Glucose - also here
  8. June 12, 2008 - Diabetes Medication Associated With Slower Progression Of Retina Disease - also here
  9. June 12, 2008 - Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function - also here, here
  10. June 12, 2008 - Unique Drug Combination May Hold The Key To Reversing Type I Diabetes - also here, here
  11. June 14, 2008 - Snorers should be tested for diabetes
  12. June 15, 2008 - Current Screening Test For Prediabetes In Children Misses The Diagnosis Too Often - also here
  13. June 15, 2008 - Some patients may not need insulin for long-term control of type 2 diabetes - also here, here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - New Hope For Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers: B Cells As Promising New Therapeutic Targets
  2. June 10, 2008 - Higher Prevalence Of Periodontal Disease In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Uncovered - also here
  3. June 12, 2008 - Adalimumab Therapy Effective In AS, RA And PsA Patients Refractory To Other Anti-TNF Therapies
  4. June 12, 2008 - 50 percent of recent onset RA patients become free of signs and symptoms within 36 weeks - also here
  5. June 13, 2008 - Rheumatoid arthritis said to double heart risk
  6. June 13, 2008 - Abatacept And Infliximab Improve Clinical Response Over Time In Methotrexate-refractory RA Patients - also here
  7. June 13, 2008 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Is A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease - also here, here
  8. June 13, 2008 - Early Life Infections Increase The Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis And Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - also here
  9. June 13, 2008 - Novel DNA Microarray Chip Predicts Functional Impairment And Remission In Rheumatoid Arthritis - also here
  10. June 13, 2008 - 30 Percent RA Patients Refractory To Anti-TNFs Achieve Disease Remission With Tocilizumab Plus Methotrexate - also here
  11. June 13, 2008 - Hand bone mineral density is an effective predictor of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  12. June 15, 2008 - Oily Fish Can Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis, But Smoking And Psychosocial Stress Increase Its Risk - also here
Background


Fragile X syndrome

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Mechanism may explain aspects of brain impairment seen in Fragile X Syndrome
  2. June 14, 2008 - Missing Protein In Fragile X Syndrome Is Key To Transporting Signals Within Neurons
Background


Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. June 9, 2008 - Oily fish 'cuts eye disease risk'
  2. June 11, 2008 - Eating Fish And Foods With Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked To Lower Risk Of Age-related Eye Disease - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Therapeutic Potential Of Cord Blood Stem Cells Enhanced With New Technology
  2. June 11, 2008 - Mixing And Matching Genes To Keep Nerve Cells Straight - also here
  3. June 15, 2008 - Stem cell researchers give old muscle new pep - also here
  4. June 15, 2008 - Researchers create molecule that nudges nerve stem cells to mature - also here
  5. June 16, 2008 - Research illuminates how stem cells may work
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Inhalable Form Of Gene-therapy Takes Aim At Lung Cancer And Inflammatory Lung Disease - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Gene Variation Linked To Earlier Onset Of Alzheimer's Symptoms - also here
  2. June 10, 2008 - Neuroscientists make Alzheimer's disease advance - also here
  3. June 11, 2008 - Promising drug fights Alzheimer's in three ways
  4. June 11, 2008 - Dual action Alzheimer's drug hope
  5. June 13, 2008 - Drugs Being Tested For Alzheimer's Disease Work In Unexpected And Beneficial Ways - also here
  6. June 13, 2008 - New Way To Reduce Neuronal Loss In Brain Of A Person With Alzheimer's Disease
  7. June 13, 2008 - Mechanism Explains Link Between Apolipoprotein E And Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. June 10, 2008 - Sleep Problems Linked To Obesity, Lower Quality Of Life In School-aged Children - also here
  2. June 11, 2008 - Children Of Women Who Gain Excessive Weight During Pregnancy More Likely To Be Overweight
  3. June 11, 2008 - Gene Linked To Adult-onset Obesity Discovered - also here, here
  4. June 12, 2008 - Reduced REM Sleep Associated With Overweight In Children And Adolescents - also here, here
  5. June 15, 2008 - Fat Mass And Obesity-associated Genes Increase Risk Of Disease In Mexican-Americans - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Hong Kong begins bird cull as H5N1 spreads
  2. June 11, 2008 - Hong Kong culls all live poultry in markets after bird flu outbreak
  3. June 11, 2008 - Genome Of 150 Different Avian Influenza Viruses Released
  4. June 11, 2008 - Experts: New Bird flu vaccine looks promising
  5. June 12, 2008 - New-style bird flu vaccine shows promise
  6. June 13, 2008 - Some Bird Flu Strains Have Acquired Properties That Might Enhance Potential To Infect Humans
Background


RNAi therapy for hepatitis B

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Harmless delivery treats hepatitis B
Background, Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - One In Four Obese School-aged Children In Spain Suffers Metabolic Syndrome, Researcher Asserts
Background, Background, Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Lupus More Severe In Patients With Southern European Ancestry - also here
  2. June 12, 2008 - Ovarian Function And Fertility Preserved In Women With Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. June 11, 2008 - Stripes Key To Nanoparticle Drug Delivery - also here
  2. June 13, 2008 - Overcoming Drug Resistance - Nanoparticles Trigger Built-In Cell-Death Signal
  3. June 13, 2008 - Chemists Create Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Vitamins improve tuberculosis treatment
  2. June 12, 2008 - TB Treatment For Elderly Likely Requires Boost To Immune Response - also here
  3. June 13, 2008 - Source Of Drug-tolerant Tuberculosis Possibly Behind TB Relapses, Intensity Of Treatment - also here, here, here
Background


Inflammation and obesity-related metabolic disease

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - FABP Molecules Help Link Inflammation To Obesity-related Metabolic Diseases
Background, Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - Researchers Block Transmission Of Malaria In Animal Tests - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 12, 2008 - 'Faulty' Brain Connections May Be Responsible For Social Impairments In Autism - also here, here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. June 13, 2008 - Specific Location Of The TRAF1/C5 Gene Associated With Multiple Autoimmune Diseases - also here
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. June 15, 2008 - Nanoparticles Aid Bone Growth - also here, here
Background, Background


Salmonella infantis

References:
  1. June 15, 2008 - Salmonella: Trickier Than We Imagined - also here, here
Background, Background


Ghrelin and depression

References:
  1. June 15, 2008 - Hunger hormone increases during stress, may have antidepressant effect - also here, here
  2. June 16, 2008 - 'Hunger hormone' depression link
Background, Background


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