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Volume 7, Number 36
September 8, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Sea level rise
Global warming
Large Hadron Collider
Abrupt climate change
Antimatter
Riemann hypothesis
Extrasolar planets
Galaxy morphology
Carbon nanotubes
Hurricanes and global warming
Black holes
Nanotechnology
Quantum computing
Dark matter
Baryons
Climate modeling
Photonic crystals
Faint young sun problem
Pangaea
Time
Quantum information
Quantum dots
Quantum states in many-body systems

Life sciences

Mathematical biology
Neural reorganization
Evolutionary history of retroelements
Speciation
Brain-imaging studies
Chandelier neurons
Heritable virus
Control of immuno-reactivity to bacteria
Multifunctional proteins in bacteria
Mitosis
Cancer biology
Methylation and DNA replication
Parallel evolution
Serotonin and mood
Cancer functional genomics
Non-coding DNA and human evolution
Cellular "building blocks"
Molecular evolution
Paracrine signaling in the immune system
DNA repair
Memory
Aging, information filtering, and memory
Eosinophils
Salmonella
Ebola and PI3K
Modeling metabolic networks
Mammalian fatty acid synthase
Sexual selection
Herpes simplex virus infection
Immune response in arteries and Toll-like receptors
Aging and environment
Number sense
Oxidative stress and cell death

Health and medicine

Avian flu
Bipolar disorder
Cancer
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Dementia
MicroRNA disease diagnostics
Neurogenesis, stress, and depression
AIDS
Malaria
Monitoring immune response
Stem cells
Schizophrenia
Autism
Mitochondrial myopathy and PPAR
Parkinson's disease
Nanobiotechnology
Diet comparison
MicroRNA and cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Prions
Stress and corticotropin releasing factor
Sleep deprivation and inflammation
SiRNA-mediated immune stimulation
Obesity, diabetes, and neurodegeneration
Metabolic syndrome and adiponectin
Universal influenza vaccine
Alzheimer's disease



Physical sciences and technology


Sea level rise

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Sea level rises could far exceed IPCC estimates
  2. September 1, 2008 - Greenland ice may melt faster than expected
  3. September 1, 2008 - Faster Rise In Sea Level Predicted From Melting Greenland Ice Sheet, Based On Lessons From Ice Age
  4. September 3, 2008 - Seas Will Rise Much Faster Than Thought, Study Says
  5. September 4, 2008 - Seas to Rise Faster This Century
  6. September 4, 2008 - Sea level rise limited to two metres
  7. September 4, 2008 - Experts offer scaled-back sea level rise forecast
  8. September 4, 2008 - Sea Level Rise Won't Be a "Hollywood Cataclysm"
  9. September 4, 2008 - Sea level rise by 2100 'below 2m'
  10. September 5, 2008 - Global Sea-rise Levels By 2100 May Be Lower Than Some Predict, Says New Study - also here
  11. September 5, 2008 - A Deep Thaw: How Much Will Vanishing Glaciers Raise Sea Levels?
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - World's glaciers facing huge threat: UN
  2. September 1, 2008 - Climate 'hockey stick' is revived
  3. September 2, 2008 - Earth Hotter Now Than in Past 2,000 Years, Study Says
  4. September 2, 2008 - Global Warming Greatest In Past Decade - also here, here
  5. September 2, 2008 - Thawing Permafrost Likely To Boost Global Warming, New Assessment Concludes - also here, here
  6. September 5, 2008 - Science paper examines role of aerosols in climate change - also here, here
  7. September 5, 2008 - Pyrenees glaciers will melt by 2050: Spanish study
  8. September 6, 2008 - Glaciers In The Pyrenees Will Disappear In Less Than 50 Years, Study Finds
  9. September 7, 2008 - Bad Sign For Global Warming: Thawing Permafrost Holds Vast Carbon Pool - also here, here
  10. September 12, 2008 - Permafrost carbon content double the old estimates
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - LHC finally gets ready for action
  2. September 3, 2008 - The ATLAS Pixel Detector
  3. September 4, 2008 - Next Stop: The Fourth Dimension - also here, here
  4. September 5, 2008 - University Integral To World's Largest Physics Experiment - also here, here
  5. September 7, 2008 - CERN fires up new atom smasher to near Big Bang - also here
Background


Abrupt climate change

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Earth Has Had Sharp Climatic Shifts In Past: Is Earth Nearing Another Tipping Point?
Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Galactic supercrash proves rarity of antimatter
Background


Riemann hypothesis

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Physicists hint that quantum systems could verify Riemann's famous conjecture about prime numbers
  2. September 15, 2008 - A Riemann calculator?
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Familiar moons may orbit distant stars
  2. September 4, 2008 - Laser 'comb' used to disentangle Sun's light
  3. September 5, 2008 - A Fine-tooth Comb To Measure The Accelerating Universe - also here
  4. September 8, 2008 - Laser precision puts universe within reach
  5. September 9, 2008 - An accurate speedometer for astronomy
Background


Galaxy morphology

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Galaxy Zoo -- an Internet superstar - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Orienting Flow in Carbon Nanotubes
Background


Hurricanes and global warming

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Hurricanes and other strong tropical cyclones have become more powerful in recent years
  2. September 3, 2008 - Hurricanes are getting fiercer
  3. September 3, 2008 - Stronger Winds A' Blowin'
  4. September 3, 2008 - Warming boosts strongest storms
  5. September 3, 2008 - Strongest Storms Grow Stronger Yet, Study Says
  6. September 4, 2008 - Strongest tropical cyclones get more extreme
  7. September 4, 2008 - Strong Hurricanes Getting Stronger; Warming Is Blamed
  8. September 4, 2008 - Warmer Seas Linked To Strengthening Hurricanes, According to New Research - also here, here
  9. September 18, 2008 - Oceans Warmer, Hurricanes Stronger
  10. September 19, 2008 - Hurricane Effects Will Only Get Worse
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - How big can a black hole grow?
  2. September 4, 2008 - Black holes have limits
  3. September 5, 2008 - Astronomer Discovers Upper Mass Limit for Black Holes - also here, here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Researchers Develop New Technique For Fabricating Nanowire Circuits
  2. September 3, 2008 - Scientists Grow 'Nanonets' Able To Snare Added Energy Transfer - also here, here
  3. September 5, 2008 - Scientists Peel Away Mystery Behind Gold's Catalytic Prowess - also here, here
  4. September 7, 2008 - A new 'Pyrex' nanoparticle - also here, here
  5. September 8, 2008 - Tiny Gold Clusters Are Top-notch Catalysts - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Shedding light on artificial atoms
  2. September 5, 2008 - Probe Could Aid Quantum Computing - also here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Data from an orbiting observatory record more positrons than standard model accounts for
  2. September 5, 2008 - Are scientists about to explain dark matter?
Background


Baryons

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - The proton's strange new cousin
  2. September 4, 2008 - Physicists Discover 'Doubly Strange' Particle - also here
  3. September 11, 2008 - Physicists' analysis leads to discovery of new particle
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Petascale Climate Modeling Heats Up - also here
  2. September 9, 2008 - Climate Computer Modeling Heats Up
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Butterfly wings may help scientists better understand photonic crystals
Background


Faint young sun problem

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Why Early Earth Did Not Freeze
Background


Pangaea

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Supercontinent Pangaea Pushed, Not Sucked, Into Place
Background, Background


Time

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Physicists investigate how time moves forward
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Shaping Single Photons
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 7, 2008 - Viral manoeuvres revealed by surveillance system
Background


Quantum states in many-body systems

References:
  1. September 7, 2008 - New concept for creating quantum states in many-body systems
Background



Life sciences


Mathematical biology

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Mathematical biology centre launched
Background


Neural reorganization

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Neighbour's aid for jobless nerve cells
Background


Evolutionary history of retroelements

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Scientists Develop New Computational Method To Investigate Origin Of Life - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Speciation

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Female fish see right through false suitors' pickup acts
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Neuroscientist scans brain for clues on best time to multitask - also here
  2. September 3, 2008 - Brain Imaging Links Chronic Insomnia To Reversible Cognitive Deficits Without Changes In Behavior - also here
  3. September 3, 2008 - Zen Training Speeds The Mind's Return After Distraction, Brain Scans Reveal - also here
  4. September 3, 2008 - Playing, And Even Watching, Sports Improves Brain Function - also here, here
  5. September 5, 2008 - Hallucinations In The Flash Of An Eye - also here
Background


Chandelier neurons

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - How chandelier cells light up human thought
  2. September 6, 2008 - Chandelier Cells Unveil Human Cognition - also here
Background


Heritable virus

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Universal childhood virus is inherited in DNA
  2. September 3, 2008 - Virus Weaves Itself Into The DNA Transferred From Parents To Babies - also here, here
  3. September 10, 2008 - Children Can Inherit Herpes via Parental DNA
Background, Background


Control of immuno-reactivity to bacteria

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - How Friendly Bacteria Avoids Immune Attack To Live Happily In The Gut
Background, Background


Multifunctional proteins in bacteria

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Energy-saving Bacteria Resist Antibiotics - also here
Background


Mitosis

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Cell Division Study Resolves 50-year-old Debate, May Aid Cancer Research - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - New Discovery About Growth Factor Can Be Breakthrough For Cancer Research - also here
Background


Methylation and DNA replication

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Structure of key epigenetics component identified - also here
  2. September 5, 2008 - DNA Editing Tool Flips Its Target - also here, here
Background, Background


Parallel evolution

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - New research challenges long-held assumptions of flightless bird evolution
  2. September 7, 2008 - Long-held Assumptions Of Flightless Bird Evolution Challenged By New Research - also here
Background


Serotonin and mood

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Brain chemistry winter blues link
  2. September 4, 2008 - PET Scans Help Identify Mechanism Underlying Seasonal Mood Changes - also here, here
  3. September 9, 2008 - Fluctuations In Serotonin Transport May Explain Winter Blues - also here, here
Background


Cancer functional genomics

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Gene trawl shows curing cancer harder than thought
  2. September 4, 2008 - Cancer complexity slows quest for cure
  3. September 4, 2008 - Brain cancer genes reveal clues to drug resistance
  4. September 4, 2008 - Comprehensive Genetic Blueprints Revealed For Lethal Pancreatic, Brain Cancers
  5. September 4, 2008 - Gene domino effect behind brain, pancreatic tumors - also here
  6. September 5, 2008 - Massive Cancer Gene Search Finds Potential New Targets In Brain Tumors
  7. September 6, 2008 - Parsing the genome of a deadly brain tumor
  8. September 8, 2008 - Numerous Undiscovered Gene Alterations In Pancreatic And Brain Cancers Detected - also here
  9. September 14, 2008 - Common brain cancer is actually two diseases
Background


Non-coding DNA and human evolution

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Junk DNA may have handed us a gripping future
  2. September 4, 2008 - A stretch of non-coding DNA revs up genes during development
  3. September 4, 2008 - Fingering What Make Us Human
  4. September 5, 2008 - Researchers Find 'Junk DNA' May Have Triggered Key Evolutionary Changes In Human Thumb And Foot - also here
  5. September 5, 2008 - Gene enhancer in evolution of human opposable thumb - also here
  6. September 5, 2008 - Thumbs up -- a tiny ancestral remnant lends developmental edge to humans - also here
Background, Background


Cellular "building blocks"

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Do 68 Molecules Hold The Key To Understanding Disease? - also here
Background


Molecular evolution

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Molecular Evolution Is Echoed In Bat Ears - also here, here
Background


Paracrine signaling in the immune system

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - New nano device detects immune system cell signaling - also here, here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Immune cells compensate for defective DNA repair factor - also here
Background


Memory

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving
  2. September 4, 2008 - Remember: Memory Record and Replay Handled by Same Cells
  3. September 5, 2008 - How Memories Are Made, And Recalled - also here, here
Background


Aging, information filtering, and memory

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Age-related Memory Loss Tied To Slip In Filtering Information Quickly - also here, here
Background, Background


Eosinophils

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Innate Immune System Targets Asthma-linked Fungus For Destruction - also here, here
Background


Salmonella

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - How Salmonella Bacteria Contaminate Salad Leaves
Background


Ebola and PI3K

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Ebola Cell-invasion Strategy Uncovered - also here, here
Background


Modeling metabolic networks

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - New evidence on the robustness of metabolic networks - also here, here
Background


Mammalian fatty acid synthase

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Atomic structure of the mammalian 'fatty acid factory' determined - also here, here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. September 6, 2008 - Fallow Buck Groans Reveal Their Status And Size During The Rut - also here
  2. September 8, 2008 - The groan says it all -- dominant male deer have the deepest calls
  3. September 17, 2008 - Deep-Voiced Male Deer Get the Doe
Background


Herpes simplex virus infection

References:
  1. September 6, 2008 - How Does Herpes Simplex Virus Cause Inflammation Of The Brain?
Background


Immune response in arteries and Toll-like receptors

References:
  1. September 6, 2008 - Arteries From Distinct Regions Of The Body Have Unique Immune Functions - also here, here
Background


Aging and environment

References:
  1. September 6, 2008 - Aging Rate In Flies Twice As Fast In Wild Than In Laboratory - also here, here
Background


Number sense

References:
  1. September 7, 2008 - Mathematics ability may be related to an evolutionarily ingrained sense for numbers
  2. September 7, 2008 - Good with numbers? It's in your genes
  3. September 7, 2008 - As easy as 1, 2, 3: Number sense correlates with test scores - also here, here
  4. September 8, 2008 - A Knack for Numbers
  5. September 8, 2008 - 'Number sense' boosts math skills: study
  6. September 8, 2008 - Innate 'number sense' boosts maths skills
  7. September 8, 2008 - How One's 'Number Sense' Helps With Mathematics
  8. September 15, 2008 - Gut Instinct's Surprising Role in Math
Background


Oxidative stress and cell death

References:
  1. September 7, 2008 - Oxidative Stress: Mechanism Of Cell Death Clarified
Background



Health and medicine


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Bird flu vaccine gives strong protection in mice
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Kids with older dads at higher bipolar risk: study
  2. September 1, 2008 - Having an older dad might increase a person's risk of bipolar disorder
  3. September 1, 2008 - Older fathers linked with bipolar
  4. September 1, 2008 - Study links bipolar disorder with older fathers
  5. September 4, 2008 - Children Of Older Fathers More Likely To Have Bipolar Disorder, New Report Finds - also here, here
  6. September 7, 2008 - Add-On Therapy Improves Depressive Symptoms In Bipolar Disorder - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - High birth weight may raise brain tumor risk
  2. September 1, 2008 - Coffee may lower risk of uterus cancer: Japan study
  3. September 2, 2008 - Higher levels of blood calcium might signal an increased risk of fatal prostate cancer
  4. September 2, 2008 - PET Scans Lead To Treatment Changes In Majority Of Colorectal Cancer Patients - also here, also
  5. September 2, 2008 - Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Start At Age 50, Study Confirms - also here, here
  6. September 2, 2008 - Novel Clinical Study For Lymphoma Patients Beginning - also here
  7. September 3, 2008 - New breast cancer screening tool shows promise
  8. September 3, 2008 - High blood calcium tied to lethal prostate cancer
  9. September 3, 2008 - New Endometrial Cancer Treatment Stops Growth Of Tumors And Kills Cancer Cells, Study Shows
  10. September 3, 2008 - Tall Men At Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer Development And Progression - also here
  11. September 3, 2008 - Too Much Calcium In Blood May Increase Risk Of Fatal Prostate Cancer - also here, here
  12. September 3, 2008 - Cholesterol drug cancer warning
  13. September 3, 2008 - Study: New way to spot breast cancer shows promise
  14. September 4, 2008 - Breathing disorder puts blacks at high cancer risk
  15. September 4, 2008 - Down-staged Liver Cancer Associated With Good Post-transplant Outcomes
  16. September 4, 2008 - Second Site For Prostate Cancer Gene Found - also here
  17. September 4, 2008 - International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer - also here, here
  18. September 4, 2008 - Study finds change in HER2 status after treatment with Herceptin - also here
  19. September 5, 2008 - Exercise may cut risk of various cancers
  20. September 5, 2008 - Screening rules may miss cancer in people with IBD
  21. September 5, 2008 - New Evidence On Folic Acid In Diet And Colon Cancer
  22. September 5, 2008 - African-Americans have unique lung cancer risks from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - also here
  23. September 5, 2008 - 1 step back ... 2 steps forward
  24. September 5, 2008 - Creating lung cancer risk models for specific populations refines prediction - also here, here
  25. September 6, 2008 - Unsuccessful Drug Against Anxiety Opens A Novel Gateway For The Treatment Of Cancer - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Study backs low vitamin D-diabetes link
  2. September 2, 2008 - Gastric bypass anatomy leads to diabetes control
  3. September 2, 2008 - Are diabetes and obesity linked to periodontitis?
  4. September 3, 2008 - Genes may link birth weight, diabetes in adulthood
  5. September 3, 2008 - How Gastric Bypass Rapidly Reverses Diabetes Symptoms - also here
  6. September 3, 2008 - Battling Diabetes With Beta Cells - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 1, 2008 - Take the stairs for a healthy heart
  2. September 1, 2008 - Heart bypasses beat drug stents in study
  3. September 1, 2008 - Issues On Cholesterol: Diet, Statins And Genetics
  4. September 1, 2008 - Does Treatment Of Depression Improve Prognosis After Heart Attack?
  5. September 1, 2008 - Study: Bypass better than stents in long term - also here
  6. September 2, 2008 - Early weight gain may lead to hypertension: study
  7. September 2, 2008 - Biomarkers For Ischaemia And Necrosis - Simple Blood Tests To Detect Myocardial Infarction
  8. September 2, 2008 - Treatment Appears To Reduce Heart Attack Risk And Revascularisation In Stable Coronary Patients
  9. September 2, 2008 - Coronary Stents: Safety And Long Term Results Debated
  10. September 2, 2008 - Sex Hormones Link To Heart Risk - also here
  11. September 2, 2008 - Heavy Snoring Is An Independent Risk Factor For Carotid Atherosclerosis - also here, here
  12. September 2, 2008 - The future of non-invasive cardiac imaging
  13. September 2, 2008 - Computed tomography provides anatomy -- we need ischemia!
  14. September 2, 2008 - Best use of drug-eluting stents - also here
  15. September 2, 2008 - Smoking riskier to women's hearts than men's - also here
  16. September 3, 2008 - Statin reduces risk of repeat stroke in elderly
  17. September 3, 2008 - Statins fight stroke in older people too
  18. September 3, 2008 - Olive leaf extract may help lower blood pressure
  19. September 3, 2008 - Babies' Rapid Weight Gain Linked To Higher Blood Pressure As Adults - also here
  20. September 3, 2008 - Safety of antithrombotic treatment in acute coronary syndromes
  21. September 3, 2008 - Cholesterol drugs lower risk of stroke for elderly too - also here
  22. September 4, 2008 - Lipitor aids diabetics with kidney disease
  23. September 5, 2008 - High intake of linoleic acid may keep BP in check
  24. September 5, 2008 - Heart patients benefit from staying active: study
  25. September 5, 2008 - Asymptomatic Carotid Plaque Healing Mechanisms Observed - also here
  26. September 5, 2008 - New Drug Protects Against Second Heart Attack Or Stroke, Study Suggests
  27. September 5, 2008 - Low-birth-weight Children Should Have Their Blood Pressure Checked, Researchers Find - also here, here
  28. September 5, 2008 - How To Spot A Heart Attack Soon After It Occurs
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Exercise may improve memory in older people
  2. September 2, 2008 - Activity ups seniors' cognitive abilities somewhat
  3. September 2, 2008 - B-vitamin Deficiency May Cause Vascular Cognitive Impairment - also here, here
  4. September 2, 2008 - World-first trial proves exercise helps memory
  5. September 2, 2008 - Modest brain test benefit seen with brisk walking
  6. September 3, 2008 - Exercise keeps dementia at bay
  7. September 3, 2008 - Exercise 'tackles flawed memory'
  8. September 4, 2008 - Is There Hope For The Prevention Of Dementia?
  9. September 5, 2008 - Australian Over-50s Walk Away Memory Problems In World-first Trial
Background


MicroRNA disease diagnostics

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Cancer, diabetes leave fingerprints in blood, serum
Background, Background, Background


Neurogenesis, stress, and depression

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Neurogenesis In Adult Brain: Association With Stress And Depression
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - Vaginal Proteins In HIV-resistant Prostitutes Suggest New Prevention Measures
  2. September 4, 2008 - Gene may hold key to neutralizing HIV: U.S. study - also here
  3. September 4, 2008 - New 'trick' allows HIV to overcome a barrier to infection - also here
  4. September 5, 2008 - How STDs increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV - also here
  5. September 7, 2008 - Scientists Identify Genetic Link That May Neutralize HIV - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 2, 2008 - A sharper look at malaria
  2. September 5, 2008 - Study: Delaying evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasite possible
  3. September 5, 2008 - Best way to treat malaria: Avoid using same drug for everyone, scientists say - also here, here
Background


Monitoring immune response

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Monitoring Immune Responses In Disease - also here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Stem Cell Research Compares Methods Of Creating Patient-specific Stem Cells - also here, here
  2. September 4, 2008 - Hearing Restoration May Be Possible With Cochlear Repair After Transplant Of Human Cord Blood Cells - also here, here
  3. September 5, 2008 - Embryonic stem cells still needed, panel says
  4. September 5, 2008 - New Stem Cell Tools To Aid Drug Development - also here
  5. September 5, 2008 - Researchers Create New Stem Cell Screening Tool - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Gene 'Network' Linked To Schizophrenia Pieced Together; Patients Confirmed To Carry Mutations - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - How First Autism Disease Genes Were Discovered - also here, here
Background


Mitochondrial myopathy and PPAR

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - New Hope For Treating Common Form Of Inherited Neuromuscular Disease - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Deep Brain Stimulation Halts Cell Loss, Parkinson's Researchers Find - also here
  2. September 4, 2008 - New Methods Identify And Manipulate 'Newborn' Cells In Animal Model Of Parkinson's Disease - also here, here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Scientists produce nanoscale droplets with cancer-fighting implications - also here
  2. September 6, 2008 - Nanotube 'longboats' slaughter cancer cells
Background


Diet comparison

References:
  1. September 3, 2008 - Popular diets 'no health threat'
  2. September 6, 2008 - Nutritional Research Vindicates Diet Programs
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Blood 'fingerprints' for cancer
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Inflammatory bowel disease linked to depression
  2. September 4, 2008 - Early Onset Gene For Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Identified - also here, here
  3. September 5, 2008 - Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Childhood Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Prions

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Prions jump species barrier
  2. September 5, 2008 - Infectious, Test Tube-produced Prions Can Jump The 'Species Barrier' - also here
  3. September 5, 2008 - Changes in urine could lead to BSE test for live animals - also here, here
Background


Stress and corticotropin releasing factor

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Researchers Create Animal Model Of Chronic Stress - also here, here
Background, Background


Sleep deprivation and inflammation

References:
  1. September 4, 2008 - Loss Of Sleep, Even For A Single Night, Increases Inflammation In The Body - also here
Background, Background


SiRNA-mediated immune stimulation

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Previous Claims Of SiRNA Therapeutic Effects Called Into Question By Report In Human Gene Therapy - also here
Background


Obesity, diabetes, and neurodegeneration

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes And Neurodegeneration Found - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Metabolic syndrome and adiponectin

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Bisphenol A linked to metabolic syndrome in human tissue - also here
Background, Background, Background


Universal influenza vaccine

References:
  1. September 5, 2008 - Universal flu vaccine tests start
  2. September 8, 2008 - Human trials of universal flu vaccine begin
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 7, 2008 - Fatal Protein Interactions May Explain Neurological Diseases - also here
Background


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