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Volume 7, Number 38
September 22, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Dark matter
Extrasolar planets
Galaxy formation
Space-based solar power
Dark matter disks within galaxies
Carbon nanotubes
Photovoltaics
Arctic sea ice
Nanotechnology
Migration of stars
Plasmonics
3-dimensional microelectronics
Earth's mantle
Graphene
Black holes
Global warming
Water on Mars
Mersenne primes
James Webb Space Telescope
The multiverse
Dark energy
Large hadron collider
Dwarf galaxies
Ultracold molecular gas
Fullerenes
Lab-on-a-chip
Quantum optics
Massive stars
Gamma-ray bursts
Interstellar napthalene

Life sciences

Origins of life
Dopamine and the prefrontal cortex
Genomics
Memory formation
Bacteriophages
Macrophages
Visual processing and the superior colliculus
Positive selection of primate genes
Genetics and fear
PTEN and stem cells
Causal reasoning in crows
Progenitor fat cells
Lipid hormone
SARS virus replication
Cell reprogramming
Computer modeling of infections and immune response
Killer T cells
Micro RNA and stem cells
Ion channels
Ubiquitination
Molecular evolution of regulatory proteins
Granzyme cellular ingress
Telomerase and body mass
Agricultural biotechnology
Hemocytes and cancer
Neural-immune communication
MicroRNA
Longevity, metabolism, cancer, and TOR
RNA splicing
Brain-imaging studies

Health and medicine

Cancer
Lifestyle changes and telomerase
Cardiovascular disease
Sleep deprivation and inflammation
Malaria
Rheumatoid arthritis
Schizophrenia
Tuberculosis
Nanobiotechnology
Diabetes
Cancer biology
Bisphenol A
Healthy lifestyle and mortality
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Antibiotic resistance
Autism
Inflammatory diseases and IRAK-1
Prions
AIDS
Clostridium difficile
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology and cancer
Multiple sclerosis
Ghrelin suppression
Inflammation and social isolation
Inflammation and dementia
Asthma and T cells
Stem cells and cancer



Physical sciences and technology


Dark matter

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Dark matter 'bridge to nowhere' found in cosmic void
  2. September 21, 2008 - Pamela the space smartypants thinks she's found dark matter
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Is This an Alien Planet?
  2. September 15, 2008 - Scientists get images of planet with sun-like star
  3. September 15, 2008 - Astronomers image planet around Sun-like star
  4. September 15, 2008 - Snapshot of a planet beyond the solar system
  5. September 15, 2008 - First Picture of Alien Planet Orbiting Sunlike Star?
  6. September 15, 2008 - First Picture Of Likely Planet Around Sun-like Star - also here
  7. September 15, 2008 - Possible First Photo of Planet Around Sun-Like Star
  8. September 15, 2008 - Exoplanet 'circles normal star'
  9. September 16, 2008 - Astronomers spot planet orbiting star
  10. September 16, 2008 - Massive planet spotted around Sun-like star
Background


Galaxy formation

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Galaxy Formation: A Clumpy Affair
Background


Space-based solar power

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Beaming energy from space
Background


Dark matter disks within galaxies

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Stars Lie Within Enormous Disk of Dark Matter
  2. September 16, 2008 - Dark Matter Disk In Our Galaxy, Supercomputer Simulation Shows - also here
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Cautionary Note In Use Of Carbon Nanotubes As Interconnects - also here
  2. September 16, 2008 - Could Nanotechnology Solve The Water Crisis? - also here
  3. September 16, 2008 - Simulations help explain fast water transport in nanotubes - also here, here
  4. September 19, 2008 - Important Twist in Supercapacitor Research
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - New Method Cuts Waste In Making Most Efficient Solar Cells - also here
Background


Arctic sea ice

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Arctic Sea Ice At Lowest Recorded Level Ever
  2. September 16, 2008 - Are humans to blame for Arctic meltdown?
  3. September 16, 2008 - No 2008 record for Arctic sea ice
  4. September 16, 2008 - Arctic sea ice melt comes close, but misses record - also here
  5. September 17, 2008 - Arctic sea ice reaches annual low
  6. September 17, 2008 - Arctic Ice in "Death Spiral," Is Near Record Low
  7. September 17, 2008 - Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent in 2008, second lowest ever recorded - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Flower-shaped Nanoparticles May Lead To Better Batteries For Portable Electronics - also here
  2. September 18, 2008 - Engineers Discover Nanoparticles Can Break On Through - also here, here
  3. September 18, 2008 - Atomic flippers seek tiny ball for pinball fun
  4. September 21, 2008 - Introducing The Next Generation Of Chemical Reactors - also here
Background


Migration of stars

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Our Star Could Be Far From Where It Started In Milky Way - also here, here
  2. September 17, 2008 - Sun may have been thrown far from its birthplace
  3. September 17, 2008 - Like a Rolling Sun?
  4. September 18, 2008 - Stars Migrate Through Galaxies, Study Suggests
  5. September 22, 2008 - Sun May Be Galactic Hitchhiker
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Light and Electrons Cooperate
Background


3-dimensional microelectronics

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - 3-D Computer Processor: 'Rochester Cube' Points Way To More Powerful Chip Designs
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Lowermost Mantle Has Materials With Unexpected Properties - also here, here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - New Carbon Material Shows Promise Of Storing Large Quantities Of Renewable Electrical Energy - also here, here
  2. September 19, 2008 - Scientists create world's thinnest balloon, just 1 atom thick - also here
  3. September 29, 2008 - Super-thin material has massive energy storage potential
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Scientists Find Black Hole 'Missing Link' - also here
  2. September 18, 2008 - X-ray pulse seen in biggest holes
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Even If Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hold Steady, Warmer World Faces Loss Of Biodiversity, Glaciers - also here
  2. September 18, 2008 - Plants absorb less carbon after hot years
  3. September 18, 2008 - No plant CO2 relief in warm world
  4. September 21, 2008 - Global Warming's Ecosystem Double Whammy - also here
  5. September 24, 2008 - Prolonged effects of a warming anomaly on grasslands - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Water Flowed on Mars Longer than Thought
Background


Mersenne primes

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Twelve-year search uncovers two massive prime numbers
  2. September 27, 2008 - UCLA mathematicians discover a 13-million-digit prime number
  3. September 28, 2008 - UCLA group discovers humongous prime number - also here
  4. September 28, 2008 - Largest Known Prime Number Found
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - James Webb Telescope components pass tests - also here
Background


The multiverse

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - The Multiverse: Big Bangs Without End
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - BOSS: The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey - also here, here, here, here
Background


Large hadron collider

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Atom-smasher hit by electrical hitch
  2. September 18, 2008 - 'Big bang machine' is back on collision course after its glitches are fixed
  3. September 18, 2008 - Transformer glitch shuts down biggest atom smasher - also here
  4. September 19, 2008 - World's Biggest Particle Smasher Springs a Leak
  5. September 19, 2008 - CERN says atom-smasher back in operation
  6. September 19, 2008 - LHC loses liquid helium
  7. September 19, 2008 - Hadron Collider forced to halt
  8. September 20, 2008 - Glitch shuts "Big Bang" collider for two months
  9. September 20, 2008 - Atom-smasher down for two months: CERN
  10. September 20, 2008 - Hadron Collider halted for months
  11. September 20, 2008 - What happened to the Big Bang machine?
  12. September 20, 2008 - CERN: Damage to new collider forces 2-month halt - also here
  13. September 21, 2008 - Small accidents mean big trouble for supercollider - also here
Background


Dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Astronomers find universe's dimmest known galaxy
  2. September 18, 2008 - Nearby Galaxy Nearly Invisible
  3. September 19, 2008 - Milky Way ringed by 'missing galaxies'
  4. September 19, 2008 - Astronomers Discover Most Dark Matter-dominated Galaxy In Universe - also here
Background, Background


Ultracold molecular gas

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Quantum gas of ultracold polar molecules is a first
  2. September 19, 2008 - First Dense Gas Of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules Created - also here
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - 'Buckyballs' Have High Potential To Accumulate In Living Tissue - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Researcher micro-sizes genetics testing - also here
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - A broadband single-photon source
Background, Background


Massive stars

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Most Massive Star in Class By Itself
  2. September 21, 2008 - Astrophysicists 'Weigh' Galaxy's Most Massive Star - also here
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Explosion From Edge of Universe Seen
  2. September 19, 2008 - Observatory detects record burst
  3. September 20, 2008 - NASA's Swift Catches Farthest Ever Gamma-Ray Burst - also here, here
  4. September 20, 2008 - Cosmic explosion is most distant ever seen
  5. September 25, 2008 - Furthest Seeable Thing
Background


Interstellar napthalene

References:
  1. September 20, 2008 - Interstellar Space Molecules That Help Form Basic Life Structures Identified
Background



Life sciences


Origins of life

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Did evolution come before life?
Background


Dopamine and the prefrontal cortex

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - No Glee for Grandma?
  2. September 15, 2008 - The Dope on Dopamine's Central Role in the Brain's Motivation and Reward Networks
Background, Background


Genomics

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Faster, Cheaper Way Of Analyzing The Human Genome Developed - also here
Background


Memory formation

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Neuroscientists Discover Critical Early Step Of Memory Formation - also here
Background


Bacteriophages

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Viruses Collectively Decide Bacterial Cell's Fate - also here
Background


Macrophages

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Depending on where a neuron is injured, immune cells can either help or harm
Background


Visual processing and the superior colliculus

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Looking vs. Seeing - also here
Background


Positive selection of primate genes

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Evidence of evolutionary selection found in 544 genes
Background


Genetics and fear

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Mice Missing 'Fear' Gene Slow To Protect Offspring - also here
Background


PTEN and stem cells

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Flatworm helps researchers study stem cells and cancer
  2. September 19, 2008 - Genes Capable Of Regulating Stem Cell Function Identified - also here, here, here
Background


Causal reasoning in crows

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Crows make monkeys out of chimps in mental test
Background


Progenitor fat cells

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Researchers find 'baby' fat cells
  2. September 19, 2008 - 'Baby' Fat Cells May Be Key To Treating Obesity, Say Researchers - also here
Background


Lipid hormone

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Fatty acid helps boost insulin action and protects against fat buildup in the liver
  2. September 18, 2008 - More fat cells, less fat?
  3. September 18, 2008 - New class of hormone from 'healthy fat cells' benefits body metabolism in mice
  4. September 18, 2008 - Too Good to Be True?: Fat That Keeps You Thin
  5. September 19, 2008 - Fat Molecule Fights Weight Gain
  6. September 19, 2008 - Hormone Discovery Points To Benefits Of 'Home Grown' Fat - also here
Background, Background


SARS virus replication

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Capturing Replication Strategies Used By SARS Viruses In Their Bid To Spread - also here
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells - also here, here
Background


Computer modeling of infections and immune response

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Borrowing Video Game Technology To Model Human Biology
Background, Background, Background


Killer T cells

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Researchers Invigorate 'Exhausted' Immune Cells - also here, here
Background


Micro RNA and stem cells

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - RNA Interference Plays Bigger Role Than Previously Thought - also here
Background, Background


Ion channels

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Site used by sodium to control sensitivity of certain potassium ion channels - also here
Background


Ubiquitination

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - New insights into how cells accessorize their proteins - also here
Background


Molecular evolution of regulatory proteins

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Scientists find 'redesigned hammer' that forged evolution of pregnancy in mammals - also here
Background


Granzyme cellular ingress

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Pores Open The Door To Death - also here
Background


Telomerase and body mass

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Novel Anti-cancer Mechanism Found In Long-lived Rodents - also here
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Genetically Modified Crops Protect Neighbors From Pests, Study Finds - also here
Background


Hemocytes and cancer

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Fly Studies Reveal Immune Cell Responses To Tumor And Tissue Damage
Background, Background


Neural-immune communication

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Team finds genetic link between immune and nerve systems - also here
Background, Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Using novel tool, researchers dig through cell 'trash' and find treasure - also here
Background


Longevity, metabolism, cancer, and TOR

References:
  1. September 20, 2008 - Longevity, Cancer And Diet Connected: New Research In Worms Could Apply To Humans - also here
Background, Background


RNA splicing

References:
  1. September 20, 2008 - Scientists trace extensive networks regulating alternative RNA splicing - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 21, 2008 - Face Blindness Research Shows Emotions Are Key In The Study Of Face Recognition
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Proteins in blood predict early lung cancer: study
  2. September 15, 2008 - Gene variant raises skin cancer risk: study
  3. September 15, 2008 - Breast cancer vaccine helps body fight tumors
  4. September 15, 2008 - Avastin slows progression of lung cancer
  5. September 15, 2008 - Study confirms Avastin lung-cancer benefits: Roche
  6. September 15, 2008 - Zeltia drug delays progression of ovarian cancer
  7. September 15, 2008 - New Maintenance Therapy Beneficial In Metastatic Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
  8. September 15, 2008 - Health Scores After One Year May Predict Survival In Head And Neck Cancer Patients
  9. September 15, 2008 - Ovarian Cancer Drug Trial Reveals Promising New Treatment
  10. September 15, 2008 - Significant Benefits In Non-small-cell Lung Cancer From Customizing Erlotinib Treatment
  11. September 15, 2008 - Vaccine Against HER2-positive Breast Cancer Offers Complete Protection In Lab - also here
  12. September 15, 2008 - Breast cancer vaccine hope raised
  13. September 15, 2008 - Hope, confusion in hunt for ovarian cancer tests
  14. September 16, 2008 - Investigational Drug Shows Promise In Ovarian Cancer - also here
  15. September 16, 2008 - Adding Taxotere To Chemotherapy Regimen Improves Survival In Early Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
  16. September 16, 2008 - New Treatment For Prostate Cancer Pioneered - also here
  17. September 16, 2008 - Childhood Brain Cancer Genes Identified - also here
  18. September 16, 2008 - Role For Gefitinib In Asian Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer Established
  19. September 16, 2008 - Promising new treatment option for women with recurrent ovarian cancer
  20. September 16, 2008 - Researcher Finds New Method to Create Cancer Drugs
  21. September 17, 2008 - Both real and virtual colonoscopies work: report
  22. September 17, 2008 - Blocking enzyme could help in rare blood cancer
  23. September 17, 2008 - Genetic Variant Increases Risk Of Developing Malignant Melanoma - also here
  24. September 17, 2008 - New Drug Substantially Extends Survival In Pancreatic Cancer - also here, here
  25. September 17, 2008 - An 'HIV-test' Equivalent For Early Detection Of Lung Cancer - also here
  26. September 17, 2008 - Joining forces against cancer
  27. September 17, 2008 - New tool for early diagnosis of breast cancer
  28. September 17, 2008 - Ovarian cancer test is under fire
  29. September 17, 2008 - Study: No need to repeat colonoscopy until 5 years after first screening
  30. September 18, 2008 - New Results Help Predict Treatment Response In Colorectal Cancer - also here, here
  31. September 18, 2008 - New Oral Drug Shrinks Lung Cancers Before Surgery, Researchers Report - also here
  32. September 18, 2008 - How Often To Screen For Colon Cancer? Study Finds 5-year Risk Extremely Low
  33. September 18, 2008 - Viral 'Magic Bullet' Targets Cancer Cells With Help Of New Compound - also here
  34. September 18, 2008 - New Leukemia Signal Could Point Way To Better Treatment - also here
  35. September 18, 2008 - New Synthetic Form Of Protein Holds Promise To Stop Cancer Spread - also here
  36. September 18, 2008 - Treatment With New Drug Might Make Tumor Cells More Sensitive To Therapy
  37. September 18, 2008 - AGA Institute statement: Data support CT colonography as viable colorectal cancer screening option
  38. September 18, 2008 - ASGE encourages patients to speak to their doctor about colorectal cancer screening options
  39. September 18, 2008 - How to treat gastroesophageal adenocarcinom patients?
  40. September 18, 2008 - Gastric cancer with 3 pathological features - also here
  41. September 18, 2008 - Virtual colonoscopy as good as other colon cancer screening methods - also here
  42. September 18, 2008 - Why chemo works for some people and not others - also here
  43. September 18, 2008 - Expanding cell girth indicates seriousness of breast cancer - also here
  44. September 18, 2008 - Colon X-ray seen as effective at spotting cancer
  45. September 21, 2008 - Some Breast Cancer Patients Facing Radiation After A Mastectomy May Be Over-treated
  46. September 21, 2008 - New Colorectal Screening Procedure Is Accurate And Less Invasive, Trial Finds - also here
  47. September 21, 2008 - New options when an old enemy returns - also here
  48. September 21, 2008 - How gut bugs could trigger cancer
  49. September 23, 2008 - Risk of colorectal cancer extremely low 5 years after a normal colonoscopy screening
Background


Lifestyle changes and telomerase

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Healthy lifestyle raises beneficial enzyme: study
  2. September 15, 2008 - Clean living 'slows cell ageing'
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Fewer deaths with drug stents than bare metal: study
  2. September 16, 2008 - Two Beta Blockers Also Protect Heart Tissue, Study Finds - also here
  3. September 17, 2008 - 3-D MRI Technique Helps Radiologists Detect High-risk Carotid Disease - also here, here
  4. September 17, 2008 - Old And New Therapies Combine To Tackle Atherosclerosis - also here
  5. September 17, 2008 - Triple cocktail to tackle stroke risk
  6. September 18, 2008 - Blood Pressure Drug Combination Reduces Heart Attack Deaths - also here, here
  7. September 18, 2008 - Top-selling Cholesterol Drug Does Little For Women, Study Suggests
  8. September 18, 2008 - Researchers use honeybee venom toxin to develop a new tool for studying hypertension - also here, here
  9. September 18, 2008 - Better understanding of blood vessel constrictor needed to harness its power for patients
  10. September 18, 2008 - Protein identified that plays role in blood flow
  11. September 19, 2008 - Uncontrolled high blood pressure? Skip the salt
  12. September 19, 2008 - New Mechanism For Cardiac Arrhythmia Discovered - also here, here
  13. September 19, 2008 - High blood pressure takes big toll on small filtering units of the kidney - also here
Background


Sleep deprivation and inflammation

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Late nights and disease
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - New Pathway For Malaria Infection Discovered
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Rheumatoid Arthritis: Women Experience More Pain Than Men Do, Study Suggests
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Newer Antipsychotics No Better Than Older Drug In Treating Child And Adolescent Schizophrenia, Study Finds - also here, here
  2. September 15, 2008 - First generation antipsychotic drugs as effective as newer ones in some children
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - How TB dupes the immune system: study
  2. September 18, 2008 - Small Numbers Of Patients With Drug-resistant TB May Account For High Proportion Of New Infections - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Old and new therapies combine to tackle atherosclerosis
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 15, 2008 - Chamomile tea 'may ease diabetes'
  2. September 16, 2008 - Pre-meal blood sugar values most informative: study
  3. September 16, 2008 - Drinking Chamomile Tea May Help Fight Complications Of Diabetes - also here
  4. September 17, 2008 - Study shows high risk women can take control of diabetes 'destiny'
  5. September 16, 2008 - Exercise 'can cut diabetes risk'
  6. September 18, 2008 - Hormone discovery may help combat diabetes: study
  7. September 19, 2008 - Exercise reduces fat in livers of diabetics: study
  8. September 19, 2008 - Gut microbes fend off diabetes in mice
  9. September 19, 2008 - Type 1 diabetes may result from good genes behaving badly
  10. September 19, 2008 - People with type 2 diabetes can put fatty livers on a diet with moderate exercise - also here, here
  11. September 21, 2008 - 'Friendly' bacteria protect against type 1 diabetes - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - '1-hit' Event Provides New Opportunity For Colon Cancer Prevention, Say Researchers - also here, here
  2. September 17, 2008 - Colorful spy tactics track live cells supporting cancerous tumors - also here
  3. September 18, 2008 - Scientists discover cancer-causing role of gene proteins - also here
  4. September 19, 2008 - Prostate Cancer Genes Behave Like Those In Embryo - also here
Background


Bisphenol A

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Common plastics chemical linked to heart problems
  2. September 16, 2008 - Common plastics chemical linked to human diseases
  3. September 16, 2008 - Bisphenol A linked to disease in humans
  4. September 16, 2008 - Plastics chemical linked to heart disease, diabetes
  5. September 16, 2008 - Baby Bottle Chemical Linked to Disease
  6. September 16, 2008 - Higher Urinary Levels Of Commonly Used Plastic Compound, BPA, Linked To Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes - also here
  7. September 16, 2008 - Heart fears over common chemical
  8. September 16, 2008 - Plastic bottle chemical linked to heart disease
  9. September 16, 2008 - FDA backs BPA as study links it to heart disease, diabetes
  10. September 16, 2008 - BPA study: Plastic chemical is unhealthy for children and other living things
  11. September 17, 2008 - Bisphenol A exposure may pose disease risk
  12. September 17, 2008 - Plastic chemical linked to heart disease
  13. September 17, 2008 - New concern over plastic containers
  14. September 17, 2008 - Plastic's health risks debated
  15. September 17, 2008 - Scientists, FDA face off over safety of BPA in consumer plastics
  16. October 10, 2008 - Research shows link between bisphenol A and disease in adults - also here
Background, Background


Healthy lifestyle and mortality

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Healthy living cuts premature death risk in half
  2. September 16, 2008 - Health moves 'halve early deaths'
  3. September 19, 2008 - A Healthy Lifestyle Halves The Risk Of Premature Death In Women - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Brain Protein Linked To Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Engineered stem cells carry promising ALS therapy
  2. September 16, 2008 - Can Stem Cells Block Stroke Damage? Yes, but in a Surprising Way
  3. September 17, 2008 - Embryonic Stem Cells Might Help Reduce Transplantation Rejection - also here, here
  4. September 18, 2008 - Different stem cell types defined by exclusive combinations of genes working together - also here
  5. September 19, 2008 - Muscle Stem Cell Identity Confirmed By Researchers - also here
  6. September 19, 2008 - Key Advance In Treating Spinal Cord Injuries Found In Manipulating Stem Cells
  7. September 22, 2008 - Therapy extends life in rats with nerve disease
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Fears voiced over new superbugs
  2. September 18, 2008 - World Faces Global Pandemic Of Antibiotic Resistance, Experts Warn - also here
  3. September 19, 2008 - HefA Plays An Important Role In Multidrug Resistance Of Helicobacter Pylori
Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 16, 2008 - Autism 'may be missed in girls'
Background


Inflammatory diseases and IRAK-1

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Key Protein Molecule Linked To Diverse Human Chronic Inflammatory Diseases - also here, here
Background, Background, Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Protective Pathway In Stressed Cells Not So Helpful When It Comes To Prions - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Why Some Primates, But Not Humans, Can Live With Immunodeficiency Viruses And Not Progress To AIDS - also here, here
  2. September 18, 2008 - Researchers Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of Genetic Screening to Guide Initial HIV Treatment - also here
Background


Clostridium difficile

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Is Re-emerging Superbug The Next MRSA? - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Gene Therapy For Chronic Pain Gets First Test In People - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology and cancer

References:
  1. September 17, 2008 - Nanomedical Approach Targets Multiple Cancer Genes, Shrinks Tumors More Effectively - also here, here
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Studies show more links between vitamin D and MS
  2. September 20, 2008 - Bayer says early Betaferon use most effective
Background


Ghrelin suppression

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone' In Pigs: New Minimally Invasive Method Yields Result As Good As Bariatric Surgery - also here, here
Background


Inflammation and social isolation

References:
  1. September 18, 2008 - Study suggests why heart attack victims do better with social support - also here
Background


Inflammation and dementia

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Inflammatory Response To Infection And Injury May Worsen Dementia - also here, here
Background, Background


Asthma and T cells

References:
  1. September 19, 2008 - Cells that mediate steroid-resistant asthma identified - also here
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. September 20, 2008 - Stem Cells May Solve Mystery Of Early Pregnancy Breast Cancer Protection - also here, here
Background, Background


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