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Volume 7, Number 32
August 11, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Paleoclimatology
Global warming
Nanotechnology
Fuel cells
Quantum computing
Geological maps
Dark matter
Terahertz spectroscopy
Distribution of globular clusters
Lab-on-a-chip
Transcendental L-functions
Quantum cryptography
Quasars
Water on Mars
Large Hadron Collider
Extrasolar planets
Carbon nanotubes
Australian tectonic clash
Proposed unification of dark matter and dark energy with inflation
Graphene
Superfluidity in atomic gases
Quantum theory
Quantum chaos

Life sciences

Mitosis
Fruit fly operant conditioning gene
Brain-imaging studies
C. elegans metabolism
Effects of estradiol on the brain
Hematopoiesis
Synaesthesia
Embryonic stem cells
Virus parasite
Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases
Disease-resistance genes
Testosterone and body fat
Genomic data visualization
Negative selection of T cells in the thymus
Visual perception of moving objects
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Neanderthal genome
Brain-imaging studies
Water and protein folding
Bacterial infection
Memory and spatial cognition
Synchronization of neuron activation
Cancer biology
MicroRNA and embryonic stem cells
The insula, CREB1, and brain reward circuitry
P53, mTOR, and cell growth
Functional genomics of E. coli
The cell cycle and DNA damage detection
Visual working memory
Cell nuclear membranes
Brain plasticity
Eosinophils
Aging and protein clearance

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Schizophrenia
Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Cancer
AIDS
Sleep and obesity
Nanobiotechnology
Nicotine addiction and dopamine
Septic shock
Tuberculosis
Obesity
Malaria
Antibiotics
Diabetes
Avian flu
Gene therapy for cancer
Disease-specific stem cell lines
RNAi therapy for AIDS
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory phenols in herbs
Inflammatory bowel disease
B cells and autoimmune disease
Mast cells, histamines, NF-κB, and allergies
Hepatitis C
Dopamine, addiction, and Parkinson's disease
Autism
Gene therapy and cancer
GABA and weight control



Physical sciences and technology


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - New fossil finds from an ancient lake indicate when Antarctica dipped below freezing
  2. August 4, 2008 - Tracking Down Abrupt Climate Changes: Rapid Natural Cooling Occurred 12,700 Years Ago - also here, here
  3. August 4, 2008 - Ancient moss, insects found in Antarctica - also here
  4. August 5, 2008 - The Year the World Froze Over
  5. August 6, 2008 - Antarctic Fossils Paint Picture Of Much Warmer Continent - also here, here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - IPCC 'wrong' on logging threat to climate
  2. August 5, 2008 - Untouched forests are carbon warriors
  3. August 5, 2008 - Investigating Sea Ice Decline
  4. August 5, 2008 - What's black and dirty and messing with the climate?
  5. August 7, 2008 - Australian trees have secret stash of carbon
  6. August 7, 2008 - Extreme Rains to Be Supercharged by Warming, Study Says
  7. August 7, 2008 - Forward step in forecasting global warming
  8. August 8, 2008 - Humans cause climate change, US body accepts
  9. August 8, 2008 - Tropical downpours 'becoming more intense'
  10. August 8, 2008 - Climate Change: When It Rains It Really Pours - also here
  11. August 8, 2008 - Climate Change Equals Stronger Rains
  12. August 9, 2008 - Global Warming Forecasts Not Taking Into Account Nanoscale Atmospheric Aerosols
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - A First In Integrated Nanowire Sensor Circuitry - also here, here
  2. August 8, 2008 - Large area transistors get helping hand from quantum effects
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Fuel Cell Efficiency May Be Improved With Material With 'Colossal Ionic Conductivity'
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Breakthrough In Quantum Mechanics: Superconducting Electronic Circuit Pumps Microwave Photons - also here, here
  2. August 7, 2008 - Quantum Computers Are One Step Closer - also here
  3. August 8, 2008 - Quantum Physics: Disentangling Strange Behavior Of Qubits
Background


Geological maps

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - New planet geology map seen aiding mining, climate
  2. August 6, 2008 - New international project maps Earth's bedrock
  3. August 6, 2008 - Earth rocks
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - New simulations find clumps of dark matter in the solar system's neighborhood
  2. August 6, 2008 - Milky Way's Dark Matter Clumpier Than Thought
  3. August 6, 2008 - Dark-matter simulation reveals lumpy haloes
  4. August 7, 2008 - Lensed Light Used to Weigh Dark Matter
  5. August 7, 2008 - Clumps And Streams Of Dark Matter May Lie In Inner Regions Of Milky Way - also here, here
Background


Terahertz spectroscopy

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Protein Folding: One Picture Per Millisecond Illuminates The Process
Background, Background


Distribution of globular clusters

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Thousands Of Globular Clusters Identified In Virgo Cluster Of Galaxies - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Lab-on-a-chip Technology: Microfluidics Aids Major Advance In Environmental Testing
Background


Transcendental L-functions

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Hunting the elusive L-function
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Vegas 'Quantum Spookshow' Demos On-the-Fly Encryption of Streaming Video
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Amateur spies gassy 'cosmic ghost'
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Mars Clay "Layer Cake" Adds to Proof of Watery Past
  2. August 7, 2008 - Clays Shed Light on History of Mars Water and Possibly Life
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Europe's Large Hadron Collider tests the bounds of physics - and budgets
  2. August 7, 2008 - Sept launch for bid to crack secrets of universe
  3. August 7, 2008 - World's most powerful accelerator set to switch on
  4. August 7, 2008 - CERN points to early September start-up date for LHC
  5. August 7, 2008 - Cern lab set for beam milestone
  6. August 7, 2008 - Large Hadron Collider to Get First Taste of Proton Beam
  7. August 7, 2008 - CERN's new collider to fire first beam next month - also here
  8. August 8, 2008 - Large Hadron Collider to start within weeks
  9. August 10, 2008 - Large Hadron Collider To Start Up September 10 - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Solar systems like ours may be rare
  2. August 7, 2008 - Simulation shows the solar system could only form under rare conditions
  3. August 7, 2008 - Study: All Planets Are Born in Killer Environments
  4. August 8, 2008 - Our "Goldilocks" Solar System
  5. August 8, 2008 - Solar System Is Pretty Special, According To New Computer Simulation - also here
  6. August 8, 2008 - Universally speaking, Earthlings share a nice neighborhood - also here
  7. August 8, 2008 - Ocean Glints Could Reveal Alien Planets
  8. August 15, 2008 - Maybe We Are Special, The Solar System Says
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Stretchable Conductor May Open Way to Flexible Electronics
  2. August 7, 2008 - Stretching the boundaries of electronics
  3. August 8, 2008 - Rubbery conductor promises robots a stretchy skin
Background


Australian tectonic clash

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Scientists date Australian tectonic clash
Background


Proposed unification of dark matter and dark energy with inflation

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Unification in progress: dark energy, dark matter, inflation
Background, Background, Background


Graphene

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - World's smallest balloon inflated
Background


Superfluidity in atomic gases

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Hidden Properties Of Ultracold Atomic Gases Revealed - also here, here
Background


Quantum theory

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Physicist's Quantum-'Uncollapse' Hypothesis Verified - also here
Background


Quantum chaos

References:
  1. August 9, 2008 - Quantum Chaos Unveiled? - also here, here
  2. August 12, 2008 - Quantum atoms "dance to chaos"
Background



Life sciences


Mitosis

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Cellular Symmetry: What Cues Tell A Cell To Divide At The Center
  2. August 7, 2008 - A positive-feedback system ensures that cells divide - also here
Background


Fruit fly operant conditioning gene

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Novel Kind Of Learning Gene Discovered
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Unrelenting Grief May Be Sign of Distinct Syndrome
  2. August 7, 2008 - Mind games reveal people who are 'blind' to trust
  3. August 7, 2008 - Context And Personality Key In Understanding Responses To Emotional Facial Expressions
  4. August 7, 2008 - A new light on the brains of people with borderline personality disorder - also here
Background


C. elegans metabolism

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Study reveals coordinated but distinct neural circuits for regulating feeding and fat storage in worms
Background


Effects of estradiol on the brain

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Chronic Exposure To Estrogen Impairs Some Cognitive Functions
Background, Background


Hematopoiesis

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Process By Which All Blood Cells Originate Is Essentially The Same Throughout Mammal World
Background


Synaesthesia

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - The sounds of silent movies
  2. August 7, 2008 - Neurobiologists Discover Individuals Who 'Hear' Movement - also here, here
  3. August 7, 2008 - 'Can anyone hear that picture?'
  4. August 8, 2008 - Sensory cross-wiring causes people to 'hear' movement
Background


Embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Scientists uncover the key to controlling how stem cells develop
  2. August 6, 2008 - Stem-cell breakthrough may lead to new treatments
  3. August 7, 2008 - Genetic find puts scientists a step closer to generating replacement organs
  4. August 7, 2008 - Researchers able to direct stem cells to create certain progeny
  5. August 7, 2008 - Researchers Close To Repairing Damaged Organs With Stem Cells
  6. August 8, 2008 - Scientists uncover the key to controlling how stem cells develop
Background


Virus parasite

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Even viruses get sick
  2. August 6, 2008 - First 'virophage' could take the fight to viruses
  3. August 6, 2008 - A virus's virus
  4. August 6, 2008 - Virus Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine
  5. August 6, 2008 - 'Virophage' suggests viruses are alive
  6. August 22, 2008 - Virus-Infecting Virus Fuels Definition of Life Debate
Background


Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Neuroscience: Standard model
Background, Background


Disease-resistance genes

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Genetic fact-check for ageing story
Background, Background


Testosterone and body fat

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Testosterone And Body Fat Are Controlled By The Same Genes - also here
Background


Genomic data visualization

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Next Generation Tool For Visualizing Genomic Data Introduced - also here
Background, Background


Negative selection of T cells in the thymus

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - A Role For The Thymic Cortex In Stopping Your Body From Attacking Itself
Background


Visual perception of moving objects

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Why The Slow-Paced World Could Make It Difficult To Catch A Ball - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Recipe for cell reprogramming adds protein - also here, here, here, here, here, here
  2. August 7, 2008 - Scientists Substitute Oncogene with Protein to Transform Adult Cells into Embryonic-Like State in Mice
  3. August 8, 2008 - Embryonic-like Stem Cells Can Be Created Without Cancer-causing Gene
Background


Neanderthal genome

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - First Neanderthal genome completed
  2. August 7, 2008 - Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA deciphered
  3. August 7, 2008 - First complete Neanderthal genome sequenced
  4. August 8, 2008 - Scientists map Neanderthal maternal DNA
  5. August 8, 2008 - Complete Neanderthal Mitochondrial Genome Sequenced From 38,000-year-old Bone - also here
  6. August 12, 2008 - Neanderthals Didn't Mate With Modern Humans, Study Says
Background, Background


Water and protein folding

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Water Is 'Designer Fluid' That Helps Proteins Change Shape - also here
  2. August 13, 2008 - Keeping an eye on the surroundings - also here
Background


Bacterial infection

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - How Bacteria Attach To Human Tissues During Infection Process: New Clues - also here, here
Background


Memory and spatial cognition

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - A New Look At How Memory And Spatial Cognition Are Related - also here
Background


Synchronization of neuron activation

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - When Neurons Fire Up: Study Sheds Light On Rhythms Of The Brain - also here, here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Researchers Unveil Vital Key To Cancer - also here
  2. August 9, 2008 - Beyond PTEN: Alternate Genes Linked To Breast, Thyroid And Kidney Cancer Predisposition - also here
Background


MicroRNA and embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Stem Cell microRNA, Transcription Factor Interplay Uncovered
  2. August 9, 2008 - Putting MicroRNAs On The Stem Cell Map - also here, here
Background, Background


The insula, CREB1, and brain reward circuitry

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Connections Between Genetics, Brain Activity And Preference Discovered - also here, here
Background


P53, mTOR, and cell growth

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Tumor Suppressor Inhibits Cell Growth - also here
Background, Background


Functional genomics of E. coli

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Novel Method Quickens Discovery Of Gene Function - also here, here
Background, Background


The cell cycle and DNA damage detection

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - New Biochemical Pathway That Triggers Critical Repairs In DNA Replication Process Discovered - also here, here
Background


Visual working memory

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Attention Grabbers Snatch Lion's Share Of Visual Memory - also here
Background, Background


Cell nuclear membranes

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Molecular bridge serves as a tether for a cell's nucleus - also here
Background


Brain plasticity

References:
  1. August 9, 2008 - Trigger For Brain Plasticity Identified: Signal Comes, Surprisingly, From Outside The Brain - also here
Background


Eosinophils

References:
  1. August 10, 2008 - Immune cell expels its mitochondrial DNA to keep invaders at bay
  2. August 14, 2008 - White Blood Cell Uses DNA 'Catapult' To Fight Infection - also here, here
Background


Aging and protein clearance

References:
  1. August 10, 2008 - In scientific first, researchers correct decline in organ function associated with old age - also here, here
  2. August 10, 2008 - Cell change 'keeps organs young'
  3. August 11, 2008 - Long Live the Liver
  4. August 11, 2008 - Scientists stop the ageing process
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - U.S. approves two Novartis blood pressure pills
  2. August 4, 2008 - MDCT Just As Accurate As MRI In Assessing Myocardial Infarction In Emergency Setting - also here
  3. August 5, 2008 - Obesity seen protective in cases of heart failure
  4. August 5, 2008 - Lowering Cholesterol Early In Life Could Save Lives - also here, here
  5. August 6, 2008 - Broccoli could reverse the heart damaging effects of diabetes
  6. August 7, 2008 - Heart disease tied to cognitive problems in midlife
  7. August 8, 2008 - Coronary CTA Costs Less Than Standard Of Care For Triaging Women With Acute Chest Pain - also here, here
  8. August 8, 2008 - FDA: Some cholesterol and heart drugs don't mix - also here
  9. August 9, 2008 - People With Heart Disease Still Have Trouble Controlling Blood Lipid Levels - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Estrogen may ease schizophrenia in women: study
  2. August 4, 2008 - Schizophrenia Researchers Welcome New Blood
  3. August 4, 2008 - Hormone eases psychotic symptoms
  4. August 5, 2008 - Madness: Price of a Big Brain?
  5. August 5, 2008 - Schizophrenia: Costly By-product Of Human Brain Evolution? - also here, here
  6. August 5, 2008 - Estrogen Relieves Psychotic Symptoms In Women With Schizophrenia - also here, here
  7. August 9, 2008 - Low marks linked to schizophrenia
Background


Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Fatty fish may help prevent memory loss: study
  2. August 4, 2008 - Eating fish may thwart "silent" brain damage
  3. August 5, 2008 - Eating Fish May Prevent Memory Loss And Stroke In Old Age - also here
  4. August 8, 2008 - Eat oily fish at least once a week to protect your eyesight in old age - also here, here
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Prostate screening no help in men over 75: U.S. panel
  2. August 4, 2008 - Vitamin C may be useful to treat cancer after all
  3. August 4, 2008 - Vitamin C jabs may combat cancer
  4. August 4, 2008 - US Preventive Services Task Force Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations
  5. August 4, 2008 - Lapatinib Reduces Brain Metastases In Mouse Model Of Metastatic Breast Cancer
  6. August 4, 2008 - Turned-off Cannabinoid Receptor Turns On Colorectal Tumor Growth
  7. August 4, 2008 - Methadone Breaks Resistance In Untreatable Forms Of Leukemia
  8. August 4, 2008 - Immunotherapy In High-risk Pediatric Sarcomas Shows Promising Response
  9. August 4, 2008 - Treatment with anti-anemia drugs may not be safe for multiple myeloma patients
  10. August 4, 2008 - Vitamin C 'slows cancer growth'
  11. August 5, 2008 - New Life for a Discredited Treatment?
  12. August 5, 2008 - Delay in body growth linked to prostate cancer
  13. August 5, 2008 - New Life for a Discredited Treatment?
  14. August 5, 2008 - Injected vitamin C cuts cancer growth
  15. August 5, 2008 - Vitamin C Injections Slow Tumor Growth In Mice - also here, here
  16. August 5, 2008 - Overcoming Inhibitors Of Cell Death Improves Cancer Therapy Efficacy
  17. August 5, 2008 - U.S. Panel Questions Prostate Screening
  18. August 5, 2008 - Vitamin C injections slow cancer in mice: study - also here, here
  19. August 5, 2008 - MDs urged to quit prostate screens in elderly men
  20. August 5, 2008 - Prostate test advice for elderly won't stop debate - also here
  21. August 6, 2008 - Cancer cell growth method spurs hope for children
  22. August 6, 2008 - Sticking to diet advice cuts colon cancer risk
  23. August 6, 2008 - Physicists Provide 'Guiding Hands' For Proton Therapy
  24. August 7, 2008 - Breast CT Scanners Promise Painless Alternative To Mammography
  25. August 7, 2008 - Measuring Cancer Therapy Success With Oxygen
  26. August 7, 2008 - Researchers demonstrate activity of mebendazole in metastatic melanoma - also here, here
  27. August 7, 2008 - Pre-cancerous condition linked to chronic acid reflux faces several hurdles - also here
  28. August 8, 2008 - Estrogen patch shows promise for prostate cancer
  29. August 8, 2008 - Prostate cancer prognosis worse in obese men
  30. August 8, 2008 - First step towards switching off breast cancer and leukaemia - also here, here
  31. August 10, 2008 - PSA Screening May Be Biased Against Obese Men, Leading To More Aggressive Cancers - also here, here
  32. August 10, 2008 - Cancer-inhibiting Compound Found Under The Sea - also here, here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Growth hormone may help some HIV patients
  2. August 4, 2008 - TB hampers HIV treatment - study
  3. August 4, 2008 - The end of AIDS is nowhere in sight
  4. August 4, 2008 - HIV vaccine 'allows drug breaks'
  5. August 5, 2008 - New AIDS vaccine blueprint calls for more focus
  6. August 5, 2008 - International Panel Updates Treatment Guidelines For HIV Infection - also here
  7. August 5, 2008 - Long-term HIV Treatment May Reduce Risk For Atherosclerosis - also here
  8. August 5, 2008 - HIV drugs to be used in prevention
  9. August 6, 2008 - Growth Hormone Treatment For HIV Patients Improves Abdominal Fat, But Worsens Glucose Level - also here
  10. August 6, 2008 - Certain HIV Treatment Less Effective When Used With Anti-TB Therapy - also here
  11. August 6, 2008 - Novel Method To Create Personalized Immunotherapy Treatments - also here, here
  12. August 7, 2008 - Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Of Similar Benefit For HIV-infected Injection Drug Users - also here, here
  13. August 7, 2008 - Why Treatment Isn't Effective For HIV - also here, here
  14. August 7, 2008 - HIV Expert Says 1 Step Down, 2 More To Go In Quest To Cure AIDS
  15. August 8, 2008 - Blocking HIV Multiplication: Structure Elucidation Of 'Kissing Complex'
  16. August 10, 2008 - Standardized Evaluation Of Antibody Response To HIV-1 Needed, According to Study - also here
  17. August 17, 2008 - Personalized Immunotherapy To Fight HIV/AIDS - also here, here
Background


Sleep and obesity

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Lack of REM sleep may raise obesity risk in kids
  2. August 6, 2008 - Less REM Sleep Associated With Being Overweight Among Children And Teens - also here , here
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. August 4, 2008 - Nanomagnets tackle cancer
  2. August 6, 2008 - Gold Nanoshells Help Visibly Heat And Destroy Cancer
  3. August 7, 2008 - Shape, Not Just Size, Impacts Effectiveness Of Emerging Nanomedicine Therapies - also here, here
  4. August 7, 2008 - For Nanotech Drug Delivery, Size Doesn't Matter--Shape Does
Background


Nicotine addiction and dopamine

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Study shows why once is enough to hook some smokers
  2. August 6, 2008 - Why Some Smokers Become Addicted With Their First Cigarette - also here, here
  3. August 8, 2008 - Gene raises risk of lifetime smoking habit: study
  4. August 8, 2008 - Gene hooks smokers at first puff
  5. August 9, 2008 - If Your First Cigarette Gave You A Buzz And You Now Smoke, A Gene May Be To Blame - also here, here
Background


Septic shock

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Immune System Protein Accurate Predictor Of Survival In Pediatric Septic Shock
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Strategies To Control TB Outdated, Inadequate, Analysis Shows
  2. August 6, 2008 - Extensive drug resistant TB still curable: study
  3. August 7, 2008 - Treatment Outcomes Highlight Dangers Of Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis - also here
  4. August 8, 2008 - Comprehensive Treatment Of Extensively Drug-resistant TB Works, Study Finds - also here, here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Research Suggests That Childhood Obesity Begins In Infancy - also here, here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Research Exposes New Target For Malaria Drugs - also here, here
  2. August 4, 2008 - Human malaria jab tests nearing
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Multi-tasking maggots in superbug showdown - also here
  2. August 5, 2008 - Maggots could help in MRSA battle
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 5, 2008 - Broccoli may undo diabetes damage
  2. August 7, 2008 - High vitamin C intake may cut diabetes risk
  3. August 8, 2008 - Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes - also here, here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - Suspected bird flu cases in Indonesia village: report - also here
  2. August 7, 2008 - Indonesia probes bird flu 'outbreak'
Background


Gene therapy for cancer

References:
  1. August 6, 2008 - New Gene Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells - also here, here
Background, Background


Disease-specific stem cell lines

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Scientists replicate diseases in the lab with new stem cell lines - also here
  2. August 7, 2008 - Stem Cell Lines Mark Birth of New Field
  3. August 7, 2008 - Pluripotent Stem Cells Created for 10 Diseases
  4. August 7, 2008 - Skin cells produce library of diseased stem cells
  5. August 7, 2008 - A disease cell line library
  6. August 7, 2008 - Research to Advance with New Human Stem Cell-Based Models
  7. August 7, 2008 - Scientists grow 'disease in a dish'
  8. August 7, 2008 - Scientists Develop New Stem Cell Lines To Fight Diseases
  9. August 7, 2008 - Scientists Create Disease-Specific Stem Cell Lines
  10. August 7, 2008 - Team Makes 10 Disease-Bearing Stem Cell Lines
  11. August 7, 2008 - Scientists create stem cells to help decipher diseases
  12. August 7, 2008 - Stem-Cell Breakthrough Pins Hope For New Treatments Of Genetic Diseases
  13. August 7, 2008 - Ten diseases in a dish
  14. August 7, 2008 - Skin Cells Produce Library of Diseased Stem Cells
  15. August 8, 2008 - Scientists create stem cells for 10 disorders - also here
  16. August 8, 2008 - US team creates stem cells of 10 incurable diseases
  17. August 8, 2008 - Twenty Disease-specific Stem Cell Lines Created - also here
  18. August 8, 2008 - 'Disease in a dish' method could lead to treatments for many serious disorders
  19. August 8, 2008 - Disease-Specific Stem Cell Lines Developed - also here
  20. August 8, 2008 - Experts in stem cell breakthrough
  21. August 8, 2008 - US scientists create 20 disease-specific stem cell lines for global research use
  22. August 8, 2008 - 'Diseased' cells offer new insights
  23. August 8, 2008 - Stem cell lines for 10 diseases created
  24. August 8, 2008 - Scientists Create New Stem Cell Lines
Background


RNAi therapy for AIDS

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Making T cells tougher against HIV
  2. August 7, 2008 - Silencing HIV
  3. August 7, 2008 - RNA tackles HIV
  4. August 7, 2008 - 'Silencing' HIV with small bits of RNA
  5. August 7, 2008 - Researchers Silence HIV in Mice Engineered to Be Like Humans
  6. August 8, 2008 - Researchers Halt Spread Of HIV With RNAi In Animal Model
Background, Background


Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory phenols in herbs

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Spices May Protect Against Consequences Of High Blood Sugar - also here
Background, Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. August 7, 2008 - Pathogen that causes disease in cattle also associated with Crohn's disease - also here, here
Background


B cells and autoimmune disease

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - B Cells Can Act Alone In Autoimmune Disease - also here
Background, Background


Mast cells, histamines, NF-κB, and allergies

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Multi-tasking Molecule Holds Key To Allergic Reactions - also here
Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Early treatment is key to combating hepatitis C virus - also here, here
Background


Dopamine, addiction, and Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 8, 2008 - Why dopamine freezes parkinson patients and drives drug addicts - also here, here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. August 9, 2008 - Diet And Autism Research Focuses On Which Foods May Affect Autistic Behavior - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy and cancer

References:
  1. August 10, 2008 - Why Gene Therapy Caused Leukemia In Some 'Boy In The Bubble Syndrome' Patients
Background, Background


GABA and weight control

References:
  1. August 10, 2008 - Scientists identify another piece of the weight-control puzzle - also here
Background, Background


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