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Volume 7, Number 35
September 1, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Large Hadron Collider
Distant galaxy clusters
Water on Mars
Photovoltaics
Quantum dots
Extrasolar planets
Gamma-ray astronomy
Galaxy growth
Earthquakes
Optoelectronics
Global warming
Dark matter in galaxy cluster collision
Superconductivity
Quantum cryptography
Galaxy mass
Quantum entanglement
Nanotechnology
Bose-Einstein condensates
Quantum communications
Milky Way's central black hole
Pulsars
Artificial intelligence
Paleoclimatology
Higgs bosons
Single photon detectors
Phonon data storage

Life sciences

Protein networks
Calorie restriction and longevity
Lipidomics
Cancer biology
Brain-imaging studies
Secondary sexual characteristics and speciation
Diffusion through cell membranes
Molecular self-replication
Neanderthals
Telomeres and telomerase
Perfect pitch
Direct reprogramming
Sleep and emotional memory
Deep-sea microbes
Sleep
Brain compensation for vision loss
Stress, inflammation, and NF-κB
NK cells
Bioinformatics
Protein motions
Molecular evolution
Evolution of altruistic behavior
Bonobo linguistic capabilities
Bacterial cell wall channels
Neurogenesis and learning
Memory and association
Biological clock control of genes

Health and medicine

Leptin and diabetes
Cancer
Metabolic syndrome
Health benefits of polyphenols
Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriasis
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Diabetes
Avian flu
Dementia
Stem cells
Antipsychotic drugs and dopamine D2 receptor
Alzheimer's disease
Gene therapy
BDNF, appetite, and weight
RNAi drugs
Autism
Tuberculosis
Cocaine-induced brain plasticity
Parkinson's disease
Sleep and aging
AIDS
Antidepressants
Drug addiction and dopamine
Obesity and insulin resistance
Prions
Malaria
Bipolar disorder
Tissue engineering
TORC1 and appetite
Hepatitis C
Inflammatory bowel disease



Physical sciences and technology


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Tests clear way for "Big Bang" experiment
  2. August 25, 2008 - Double first for Large Hadron Collider
  3. August 26, 2008 - Tests clear way for mini 'Big Bang'
  4. August 26, 2008 - Large Hadron Collider: Final Synchronization Test A Success
  5. August 26, 2008 - First particles observed in Large Hadron Collider
Background


Distant galaxy clusters

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Massive galaxy cluster to shed light on cosmic lumpiness
  2. August 25, 2008 - Massive Galaxy Cluster
  3. August 25, 2008 - XMM-Newton's massive discovery
  4. August 25, 2008 - Giant Galaxy Cluster Seen in Early Universe
  5. August 26, 2008 - Dark energy and a monster galactic cluster
  6. August 27, 2008 - Telescope spots monster galactic cluster
  7. August 31, 2008 - Most distant, massive galaxy cluster discovered to date holds dark energy clues
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Snowmelt Carved Mars Gullies Later Than Thought
  2. August 25, 2008 - Melting Glaciers Sculpted Mars Gullies
  3. August 30, 2008 - Antarctic Research Helps Shed Light On Climate Change On Mars - also here, here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Converting Sunlight To Cheaper Energy
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Operating quantum memory at room temperature
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Exoplanet Search Strategies
Background


Gamma-ray astronomy

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - NASA Space Observatory Gets New Name
  2. August 26, 2008 - New 'Fermi' gamma-ray telescope makes first sky map
  3. August 26, 2008 - Spacecraft maps gamma-ray sky and earns Fermi's name
  4. August 26, 2008 - New Probe's First Gamma Ray Sky Map Unveiled
  5. August 26, 2008 - New Space Telescope Reveals Entire Gamma-ray Sky - also here
  6. August 26, 2008 - GLAST Observatory reveals entire gamma-ray sky
  7. August 26, 2008 - First Light from Space Telescope Reveals Gamma-Ray Sky
  8. August 27, 2008 - New window on the gamma-ray Universe
  9. August 27, 2008 - Gamma-ray telescope renamed after Fermi
  10. August 27, 2008 - First light for space telescope
  11. August 27, 2008 - NASA Images Show Gamma Ray Bursts Across Milky Way
Background


Galaxy growth

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Massive Galaxies Caught In The Act Of Merging - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - New analysis of earthquake zone raises questions
Background


Optoelectronics

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Physicists Develop Nano-Optical Lens
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Not-So-Permafrost: Big Thaw of Arctic Soil May Unleash Runaway Warming
  2. August 27, 2008 - Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd lowest level on record - also here
  3. August 28, 2008 - Arctic Ice On Verge Of Another All-time Low - also here, here
  4. August 28, 2008 - Arctic ice 'is at tipping point'
Background


Dark matter in galaxy cluster collision

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Colliding galaxies shed light on dark matter
  2. August 27, 2008 - Dark matter and normal matter 'divorce' in cosmic clash
  3. August 27, 2008 - Two galaxy clusters collide to give astronomers a clue about dark matter
  4. August 27, 2008 - Cluster Smashup Is Dark Matter Proof
  5. August 27, 2008 - Clash Of Clusters Provides New Dark Matter Clue - also here, here
  6. August 27, 2008 - A clash of clusters provides another clue to dark matter - also here, here
  7. August 27, 2008 - Powerful Cosmic Collision Creates Divorce of Matter
  8. August 29, 2008 - Galactic clash separates out dark matter
  9. August 30, 2008 - Cosmic crash unmasks dark matter
Technical papers:
  1. Revealing the Properties of Dark Matter in the Merging Cluster MACS J0025.4-1222 - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Scientists Reveal Effects of Quantum "Traffic Jam" in High-Temperature Superconductors - also here, here, here, here
  2. August 28, 2008 - 'Single-Crystal' Superconductors are a Big Step for the Field
  3. August 28, 2008 - Magnetism and Superconductivity Observed to Exist in Harmony
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Quantum cryptography can go the distance
Background


Galaxy mass

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Do galaxies have a minimum mass?
  2. August 27, 2008 - No Slimming Down for Dwarf Galaxies
  3. August 27, 2008 - Galaxy Surprise Sheds Light on Dark Matter
  4. August 28, 2008 - Tiny Galaxies Shed New Light on Dark Matter
  5. August 28, 2008 - Minimum Mass For Galaxies Discovered: Breakthrough Sheds Light On Mysterious Dark Matter - also here, here
Background, Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Entanglement without Classical Correlations
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Big step in tiny technology
  2. August 29, 2008 - Scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Cold atoms explode like cloverleafs
Background


Quantum communications

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Quantum repeater demonstrated
Background


Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Milky Way's Central Monster Measured
  2. September 3, 2008 - Milky Way's black hole gets extreme close-up
  3. September 3, 2008 - A closer look at a unique feature in the galaxy's center suggests outlines of the black hole's event horizon
  4. September 3, 2008 - Closest Look Yet at Milky Way's Black Hole
  5. September 3, 2008 - Continent-Wide Telescope Brings Galactic Black Hole into Focus
  6. September 4, 2008 - Black Hole Seen in Closest Look Ever
  7. September 4, 2008 - Closest Look Ever At Edge Of A Black Hole - also here, here
  8. September 5, 2008 - New Virtual Telescope Zooms In On Milky Way's Super-massive Black Hole - also here
Background, Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Cosmic particle accelerator pinpointed in Crab Nebula
  2. August 28, 2008 - Dead Star Shines Bright
  3. August 29, 2008 - Origin Of High Energy Emission From Crab Nebula Identified - also here
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Model Helps Computers Sort Data More Like Humans
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Why Is Greenland Covered In Ice? Changes In Carbon Dioxide Levels Explain Transition - also here, here
  2. August 31, 2008 - Ice Age lesson predicts a faster rise in sea level
Background


Higgs bosons

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - The hunt for the Higgs steps up a gear - also here
Background


Single photon detectors

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Single photon detectors for telecommunications wavelengths
Background


Phonon data storage

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Memory device could store data using heat
Background



Life sciences


Protein networks

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - A unifying principle for protein networks' weaknesses could aid development of new drugs
Background


Calorie restriction and longevity

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Changes in yeast cells help explain caloric restriction's longevity boost
Background


Lipidomics

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - LipidomicNet: New Lipidomics Project Promotes Translational Research Towards Human Disease
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - How Cancer Cells Come Unstuck And Spread
  2. August 28, 2008 - When good cells turn bad
  3. August 28, 2008 - Cancer's Unwelcome Return
  4. August 28, 2008 - Scientists discover new link in pathway to cancer: hope for drug design
  5. August 28, 2008 - Cancer spread 'happens earlier'
  6. August 30, 2008 - Location, Location, Location Important For Genes, Too - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Brain Study Could Lead To New Understanding Of Depression - also here
  2. August 27, 2008 - Why you should go with your gut feeling
  3. August 28, 2008 - Subliminal Learning Demonstrated In Human Brain - also here
Background


Secondary sexual characteristics and speciation

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - How 'Secondary' Sex Characters Can Drive The Origin Of Species - also here, here
  2. September 6, 2008 - Why a big horn gives beetles a tiny organ
Background


Diffusion through cell membranes

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Century-old Rule Of Chemistry Overturned -- Major Implications For Drug Delivery - also here, here
Background, Background


Molecular self-replication

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Greedy molecules could be behind the emergence of life
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Tech-savvy Neanderthals couldn't blame their tools
  2. August 26, 2008 - New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth - also here, here
  3. August 26, 2008 - 'Complexity' of Neanderthal tools
  4. August 26, 2008 - Neanderthals were not 'stupid,' says new research - also here, here
  5. August 28, 2008 - Neanderthal Man: Not as Stupid as He Looks - also here
Background


Telomeres and telomerase

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - How Telomere-building Proteins Get Drawn Into The Fold - also here
  2. August 31, 2008 - Heart of 'ageing enzyme' revealed
  3. August 31, 2008 - Landmark study opens door to new cancer, aging treatments - also here
  4. August 31, 2008 - Hopes raised for block on cancer
  5. September 1, 2008 - Key cancer enzyme gives up its secret
  6. September 1, 2008 - Researchers break open cancer enzyme code
  7. September 1, 2008 - Key cancer growth enzyme decoded
  8. September 1, 2008 - Wistar lab cracks a cancer mystery
Background, Background


Perfect pitch

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - 'Perfect Pitch' In Humans Far More Prevalent Than Expected - also here, here
Background


Direct reprogramming

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Researchers turn living cells into insulin-makers
  2. August 27, 2008 - Stem cell alchemy
  3. August 28, 2008 - One Form Of Adult Mouse Cell Transformed Directly Into Another; Insulin-producing Cells Created - also here
  4. August 28, 2008 - Scientists Reprogram Adult Cells' Function
  5. August 28, 2008 - Cells change identity in promising breakthrough - also here
Background


Sleep and emotional memory

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Sleep helps selectively preserve emotional memories
Background, Background, Background


Deep-sea microbes

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Death and life beneath the sea floor
  2. August 27, 2008 - Viruses short-circuit the deep-sea food chain
  3. August 27, 2008 - Viruses rule the deep sea
  4. August 27, 2008 - Viruses are hidden drivers of ocean's nutrient cycle
Background


Sleep

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Exploring The Function Of Sleep - also here, here
Background


Brain compensation for vision loss

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - How The Brain Compensates For Vision Loss Shows Much More Versatility Than Previously Recognized - also here, here
Background


Stress, inflammation, and NF-κB

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response - also here
Background


NK cells

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - New Role For Natural Killers - also here, here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Protein Misprediction Uncovered By New Technique - also here, here
Background


Protein motions

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Proteins Have Controlled Motions, Researcher Shows - also here, here
Background


Molecular evolution

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - 'Armored' fish study helps strengthen Darwin's natural selection theory - also here
Background, Background


Evolution of altruistic behavior

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Taking One for the Team
Background


Bonobo linguistic capabilities

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Great Ape Trust graduate student's paper sheds light on bonobo language - also here, here
Background, Background


Bacterial cell wall channels

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Breakthrough could help combat superbugs
Background


Neurogenesis and learning

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - New nerve cells needed for smelling, memory: study
  2. August 31, 2008 - New brain cells are essential for learning
  3. August 31, 2008 - Two studies on mice shed light on the role of neurogenesis in memory, olfactory sensing and antidepressant efficacy
  4. September 1, 2008 - Jobs for old brain's new neurons
  5. September 2, 2008 - Smell needs constant supply of nerve cells
Background, Background


Memory and association

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - Memory Trick Shows Brain Organization - also here
Background, Background


Biological clock control of genes

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - More Genes Are Controlled By Biological Clocks Than Previously Thought - also here, here
Background



Health and medicine


Leptin and diabetes

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Work in rodents suggests new hormone targets for treating type 1 diabetes
  2. August 25, 2008 - Two experiments suggest new direction for diabetes
  3. August 26, 2008 - Terminally Ill Rodents With Type 1 Diabetes Restored To Full Health With Single Dose Of Leptin - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Burning incense linked to respiratory cancers
  2. August 25, 2008 - Gene Identified for Deadly Childhood Cancer
  3. August 25, 2008 - Scientists identify childhood cancer gene
  4. August 25, 2008 - Alternative Vaccine Strategy Shows Promise In Prostate Cancer Patients
  5. August 25, 2008 - Gene That Causes Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Is Found - also here
  6. August 25, 2008 - Researchers Combat Cancer With A Jasmine-based Drug - also here, here
  7. August 25, 2008 - Adenovirus anti-cancer therapy
  8. August 25, 2008 - Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk - also here
  9. August 26, 2008 - Burning incense linked to cancer
  10. August 26, 2008 - Throat cancer increasing among white Americans
  11. August 26, 2008 - Alcohol detox helps head and neck cancer patients
  12. August 26, 2008 - Benign skin cancers may be "warning sign": study
  13. August 26, 2008 - Drug-radiation Combo May Help Shrink Established Tumors - also here
  14. August 26, 2008 - Breastfeeding, Other Factors May Affect Risk Of Breast Cancer Type
  15. August 26, 2008 - Burning Incense Increases Risk Of Respiratory Tract Cancers
  16. August 26, 2008 - Normalizing Tumor Vessels To Improve Cancer Therapy - also here, here
  17. August 26, 2008 - Scientists Identify New Drug Target Against Virulent Type Of Breast Cancer - also here
  18. August 26, 2008 - Fry-ups raise bowel cancer risk
  19. August 27, 2008 - Endoscopic Ultrasound Highly Accurate In Evaluating Ambiguous Radiographic Findings Of The Pancreas - also here
  20. August 27, 2008 - Deletion Of Chromatin Remodeling Genes Leads To Leukemia In Mice
  21. August 27, 2008 - Mutations In The Succinate Dehydrogenase Subunit B Gene Associated With Familial Renal Cell Cancer
  22. August 27, 2008 - New Tool Aims To Detect Cancer Early In Exhaled Air - also here
  23. August 28, 2008 - Stress may raise breast cancer risk in young women
  24. August 28, 2008 - Angiotensin Inhibitors And Receptor Blockers Linked To Lower Risk Of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer - also here
  25. August 28, 2008 - History Of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Is Associated With Increased Risk For Subsequent Malignancies - also here
  26. August 29, 2008 - Activity key to breast cancer patients' survival
  27. August 29, 2008 - Weight loss may cut risk of colorectal growths
  28. August 29, 2008 - Trans fats linked to pre-cancerous colon growths
  29. August 29, 2008 - ImClone updates data from lung cancer trial
  30. August 29, 2008 - NASA's 'electronic nose' could sniff out cancer
  31. August 29, 2008 - Natural Chemical From Sea Sponges Induces Death In Cancer Cells Via Unusual Pathway
  32. August 29, 2008 - Variation Of Normal Protein Could Be Key To Resistance To Common Cancer Drug - also here, here
  33. August 29, 2008 - Black Raspberries Slow Cancer By Altering Hundreds Of Genes - also here
  34. August 29, 2008 - Growth Factor Predicts Poor Outcome In Breast Cancer - also here
  35. August 29, 2008 - Atomic Bomb Effect Results In Adult-onset Thyroid Cancer Identified - also here, here
  36. August 29, 2008 - New Approach To Detect Early Progression Of Brain Tumors Identified - also here, here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Gastric bypass surgery reverses metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Health benefits of polyphenols

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Uncertainties Prevail Over Human Health Benefits Of Polyphenols
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Guidelines Developed For Physicians
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Newly Uncovered Cells May Be Critical In Psoriasis
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Study Reveals How Blood Flow Force Prevents Clogged Arteries - also here
  2. August 27, 2008 - Stroke drugs show similar results, or no benefits
  3. August 27, 2008 - Keep taking statins after heart attack: study
  4. August 27, 2008 - Scoring system predicts risks of heart procedure
  5. August 27, 2008 - Newer Cardiac Imaging Machines Effective In Detecting Coronary Artery Stenosis - also here
  6. August 27, 2008 - High Levels Of Uric Acid May Be Associated With High Blood Pressure - also here, here
  7. August 27, 2008 - Report suggests allopurinol may lower blood pressure in teens with hypertension - also here
  8. August 28, 2008 - Heart Attack Patients Who Stop Statin Risk Death, Say Researchers - also here, here
  9. August 28, 2008 - Heart Attack Prevention: Potential New Use For Viagra?
  10. August 28, 2008 - Olive Leaf Extract Can Help Tackle High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol - also here
  11. August 28, 2008 - High Cholesterol Levels Drop Naturally In Children On High-fat Anti-seizure Diet, Study Show - also here, here
  12. August 28, 2008 - New Beta-blocker To Offer Hope To Heart And Lung Sufferers
  13. August 28, 2008 - Two-egg diet cracks cholesterol issue
  14. August 29, 2008 - Blood pressure pill works well in kids, study shows
  15. August 29, 2008 - Gene test could 'prevent' heart disease
  16. August 29, 2008 - Class Of Diabetes Drugs Carries Significant Cardiovascular Risks - also here, here
  17. August 29, 2008 - Risk Of Repeat Attacks In Heart Patients Causes Concern For Doctors
  18. August 29, 2008 - All types of antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of stroke - also here
  19. August 31, 2008 - Effects Of N-3 PUFA In Patients With Symptomatic Chronic Heart Failure: The GISSI-HF Results
  20. August 31, 2008 - Global study shows telmisartan reduces outcome of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke - also here
  21. August 31, 2008 - Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Nano-sized 'trojan horse' to aid nutrition - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 25, 2008 - Caesarean babies' 'diabetes risk'
  2. August 26, 2008 - Cholesterol extremes predict outcome in diabetes
  3. August 26, 2008 - Broccoli Could Reverse The Heart Damaging Effects Of Diabetes
  4. August 26, 2008 - Low Cholesterol Associated With Cancer In Diabetics - also here, here
  5. August 26, 2008 - Potential Diabetes Treatment Selectively Kills Autoimmune Cells From Human Patients - also here, here
  6. August 27, 2008 - Aggressive diabetes control in very ill questioned
  7. August 27, 2008 - Caesarean Babies More Likely To Develop Diabetes - also here
  8. August 27, 2008 - Early Trigger For Type-1 Diabetes Found In Mice - also here
  9. August 28, 2008 - Findings Challenge Common Practice Regarding Glucose Control For Critically Ill Patients - also here, here
  10. August 28, 2008 - Why Transplanted Insulin Cells Die
  11. August 30, 2008 - Young Type-2 Diabetic Men Suffer Low Testosterone Levels, Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - New flu vaccine approach hopeful, Novavax says - also here
  2. August 26, 2008 - Protein Structure Discovery Opens Door For Drugs To Fight Bird Flu, Other Influenza Epidemics - also here, here
  3. August 30, 2008 - Scientists examine bird flu infections to monitor for 'pandemic' mutations
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Gait dysfunction common in cognitive impairment
  2. August 27, 2008 - Mental skills fade earlier than thought: study
  3. August 29, 2008 - Even Without Dementia, Mental Skills Decline Years Before Death - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Stem Cells Stand Up For Themselves - also here
  2. August 27, 2008 - Teeth Can Yield Stem Cells, Scientists Say
  3. August 29, 2008 - Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells - also here
Background


Antipsychotic drugs and dopamine D2 receptor

References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Looking Beyond The Drug Receptor For Clues To Drug Effectiveness - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease References:
  1. August 26, 2008 - Brain Cells 'Supercharged' To Attack Plaques That Cause Alzheimer's Disease
  2. August 28, 2008 - Brain injury study adds to Alzheimer's enigma - also here
  3. August 28, 2008 - Amyloid-beta increases with brain activity as patients recover from brain injury
  4. August 28, 2008 - Tracking Alzheimer's-linked protein in live brains - also here
  5. August 29, 2008 - Rapid Changes In Key Alzheimer's Protein Described In Humans - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Researchers regrow crucial hair in inner ear
  2. August 27, 2008 - Milestone reached in search for deafness cure
  3. August 27, 2008 - Hope for Hearing Loss?
  4. August 27, 2008 - Growing new ear hairs that can boost hearing: study - also here
  5. August 27, 2008 - Gene therapy 'may repair hearing'
  6. August 28, 2008 - Researchers regrow crucial inner ear cells
  7. August 30, 2008 - Scientists Grow Hair Cells Involved in Hearing
Background


BDNF, appetite, and weight

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Study points to brain chemical involved in obesity
  2. August 28, 2008 - Low Levels Of Brain Chemical May Lead To Obesity - also here, here
Background


RNAi drugs

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Experimental RNA drug may cause blindness
Background


Autism

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - 'Autistic' mice offer hope of genetic clues
  2. August 28, 2008 - Unusual Ultrasonic Vocalization Patterns In Mice May Be Useful For Modeling Autism - also here, here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Rifamycin Antibiotics Attack Tuberculosis Bacteria With Walls, Not Signals
Background


Cocaine-induced brain plasticity

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Cocaine-induced Brain Plasticity May Protect The Addicted Brain: Findings May Lead To New Drug-abuse Treatments - also here
  2. August 27, 2008 - Cocaine-induced brain plasticity may protect the addicted brain
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 27, 2008 - Drug 'may slow down Parkinson's'
  2. August 28, 2008 - Link between Parkinson's disease and depression studied
Background


Sleep and aging

References:
  1. August 28, 2008 - Sleep quality drops with age, but effects diminish
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - NIAID Describes Challenges, Prospects For An HIV Vaccine - also here
  2. August 30, 2008 - ABC-transporters Expressed On Endothelial Cell Membranes Efflux Anti-HIV Drugs - also here, here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Potential New Targets For Antidepressant Medications - also here
  2. August 29, 2008 - Sex differences seen in response to common antidepressant - also here, here
  3. August 30, 2008 - Antidepressants Need New Nerve Cells To Be Effective, Researchers Find - also here, here, here
Background


Drug addiction and dopamine

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - New Evidence On Addiction To Medicines: Diazepam Has Effect On Nerve Cells In The Brain Reward System - also here
Background


Obesity and insulin resistance

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Not All Fat Is Created Equal: Fat In Obese Patients Is 'Sick' Compared To Fat From Lean Patients - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. August 29, 2008 - Variant Of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted By Blood Transfusions, According To Animal Study - also here, here
  2. August 29, 2008 - Study confirms vCJD could be transmitted by blood transfusion - also here, here
  3. August 30, 2008 - Novel Approach In Molecular Differentiation Of Prion Strains - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - Malaria's big bang was sparked by switching hosts
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - What Is Bipolar Depression?
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - Bone That Blends Into Tendons Created By Engineers - also here
Background


TORC1 and appetite

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction - also here
  2. August 31, 2008 - Gene 'links food and fertility'
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - New approach, old drug show promise against hepatitis C, research shows - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - New genes found for inflammatory bowel disease in children - also here
Background


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