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Volume 8, Number 5
February 2, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Carbon nanotube memory
Black holes
Superconductivity
Dark matter
Planet formation
Neutrino mass
Stellar magnetic fields
Radio astronomy
Extrasolar planets
Quantum dots
Geoengineering
Dark energy
Fuel cells
Graphene
Earthquakes
Nanotechnology
Quantum entanglement
Quasars
Graphane
Supermassive black holes and star formation
Microfluidics
Methane on Titan
Robotics
Ocean acidification
Phononic computing

Life sciences

Earliest animal ancestor
Speech perception
Speciation
Phylogeny
Centrioles
Sociability and the amygdala
Language learning
Genetics of sociability
Apian numeracy
Brain-imaging studies
Neurogenesis and memory
Polysomes
Biased gene conversion in human evolution
Induced pluripotent stem cells
"Memory-like" property of the innate immune system
Small RNA
Astrocytes and sleep
Synchrony and cooperation
Histone-DNA interaction
Super-memory
RNA and epigenetic inheritance
Sexual selection
Serotonin and brain iron levels
Comparative genomics
Pyrrolysine and protein evolution
RNA splicing errors
DNA repair
Telomerase
Cloning
Circadian clock reset
Allergic response
Immune cells in the brain
Sleep-wake cycle
Stat3 and mitochondria
Genetic variation and phenotype
Perceptions of interest in speed dating
Glycoproteins
Wnt pathway control agents
Memory localization in the brain
Sex differences in verbal fluency
Hominin migrations
Interspecies migration of bacteria
Large intervening non-coding RNAs

Health and medicine

Avian flu
Cancer
Alternate-day fasting
Calorie restriction, memory, and inflammation
Psoriasis
Health benefits of omega-6 fatty acids
Obesity
Malaria
Helicobacter pylori
Diabetes
Stem cells
Parkinson's disease
Gene therapy
Cardiovascular disease
Stress and the immune system
Antidepressants
Inflammatory bowel disease
Exercise and insulin control
Anticholinergic drugs and cognitive impairment
Diabetes and dementia
Inflammation
Antibiotics
Antioxidants
Prions
Autism
Influenza
Orexin and body weight
Hepatitis C
Rheumatoid arthritis
Cancer biology
Blood sugar and cognition
Alzheimer's disease
Ebola virus and the immune system
Autoimmune disease
Antibiotic resistance
Fat cells and inflammation
Modeling cancer cells
Nanobiotechnology
Tuberculosis



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - A Millennia-Long Greenhouse Disaster
  2. January 26, 2009 - Report: Some climate damage already irreversible
  3. January 27, 2009 - Global warming is 'irreversible'
  4. January 27, 2009 - Human emissions could bring 'irreversible' climate chaos
  5. January 27, 2009 - Climate change has a firm grip
  6. January 28, 2009 - Global warming irreversible for 1000 years
  7. January 28, 2009 - Climate Change Largely Irreversible For Next 1,000 Years, NOAA Reports
  8. January 29, 2009 - Global Warming From Carbon Dioxide Will Increase Five-fold Over The Next Millennium, Scientists Predict - also here
  9. January 29, 2009 - Global glacier melt continues - also here, here
  10. January 30, 2009 - Glaciers around the world found shrinking for 18th year
  11. January 31, 2009 - Fewer Days Of Extreme Cold And More Days Of Extreme Heat In Europe
  12. February 1, 2009 - Drought warning as the tropics expand
Background


Carbon nanotube memory

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really Competes
Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Twin to Milky Way's Black Hole Found
  2. January 26, 2009 - Spinning black holes are ultimate cosmic batteries
  3. January 30, 2009 - Black Hole Outflows From Centaurus A - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Physicists discover surprising variation in superconductors - also here, here
  2. January 28, 2009 - Iron-based materials allow 3-D current flow at high temperatures
  3. January 28, 2009 - Superconducting in 3-D
  4. January 28, 2009 - Pseudogap Persists As Material Superconducts - also here, here
  5. January 29, 2009 - Plot thickens for iron-arsenide superconductors
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - New Limits on the Origin of Dark Matter
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - 3D Modeling Shakes Up Planet-Formation Theory
Background


Neutrino mass

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Chilly solution to neutrino mass problem
Background


Stellar magnetic fields

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Magnetic 'fossils' may come from big bang
Background


Radio astronomy

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - China builds super-sized radio telescope
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Eccentric Exoplanet Gets Hot Flashes
  2. January 28, 2009 - Exoplanet gets hot flashes
  3. January 28, 2009 - Exoplanet Sees Extreme Heat Waves
  4. January 28, 2009 - Odd planet's extreme global warming: Highs of 2240
  5. January 29, 2009 - HD 80606b: The Hotheaded Exoplanet
  6. January 29, 2009 - Distant planet is an orbiting hell
  7. January 29, 2009 - Strange exoplanet suffers intermittent inferno
  8. January 29, 2009 - Astronomers Get A Sizzling Weather Report From Distant Planet - also here
  9. January 29, 2009 - Distant planet's roasting orbit
  10. January 29, 2009 - Elliptical orbit gives exoplanet a regular roasting
  11. February 3, 2009 - Mercury, Schmercury. This Planet is Really Toasty
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Smallest Quantum Dots Ever Created - also here
Background


Geoengineering

References:
  1. January 28, 2008 - New science could help solve climate crisis
  2. January 28, 2008 - How to Cool the Planet, Manually
  3. January 28, 2008 - Geoengineering Projects That Could Offset Global Warming - also here
  4. January 28, 2009 - Can geoengineering cool the climate?
  5. January 28, 2009 - Most effective climate engineering solutions revealed
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - New Data Suggests We Don't Live in a Void, and Supports Dark Energy
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - New Catalyst Paves The Path For Ethanol-powered Fuel Cells - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Water lilies inspire scientists to create large-scale graphene films - also here
  2. January 29, 2009 - Organic computing takes a step closer
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Research links seismic slip and tremor, with implications for subduction zone - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Domain walls that conduct electricity - also here
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - "Sudden Death" Threatens Quantum Computing
  2. January 30, 2009 - New Developments In Dynamical Behavior Of Quantum Systems
  3. January 30, 2009 - When Entanglement Doesn't Work Out
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - A Supermassive Double Black Hole?
Background


Graphane

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Graphane makes its debut - also here
  2. January 30, 2009 - Scientists discover ground-breaking material: Graphane - also here
Background


Supermassive black holes and star formation

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Big Black Holes May Not Stop Star Birth
Background, Background, Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Scientists detail one way for hairlike structures to move liquid in a "lab on a chip"
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Methane Rain Formed New Lake on Saturn Moon
  2. January 30, 2009 - Titan's Methane Mystery
  3. January 30, 2009 - Cassini Finds Hydrocarbon Rains May Fill Titan Lakes - also here
  4. February 2, 2009 - On Titan: It's Raining Methane
  5. February 2, 2009 - New lakes materialise on Saturn moon
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Robots To Clean Your Kitchen And Play A Game Of Hockey?
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Ocean acidification is accelerating and severe damages are imminent
  2. January 30, 2009 - Acid oceans 'need urgent action'
  3. February 2, 2009 - Acid oceans no laughing matter for clownfish
Background


Phononic computing

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Thermal computing is heating up
Background



Life sciences


Earliest animal ancestor

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Humans and sponges may share a slimy ancestor
  2. January 26, 2009 - Scientists Zero In on Earth's Original Animal
Background


Speech perception

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Feeling Your Words: Hearing With Your Face - also here
Background, Background


Speciation

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Why Can't Mules Breed?
  2. January 28, 2009 - White Eyed Birds Diversify Across A Hemispheric Range Faster Than Any Other Bird - also here
  3. January 30, 2009 - Simple genetic mechanism may be behind the origin of species
  4. January 30, 2009 - Probability Solves an Evolutionary Puzzle
Background


Phylogeny

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - New Tree Of Life Divides All Lower Metazoans From Higher Animals, Molecular Research Confirms - also here
  2. January 31, 2009 - Ancient creature points to parallel evolution
Background


Centrioles

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - 'Birth Control' For Centrioles - also here, here
Background


Sociability and the amygdala

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Sociability traced to particular region of brain
Background


Language learning

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - New study may revolutionize language learning
Background


Genetics of sociability

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Genetics Of Popularity: Genetic Influence In Social Networks Identified - also here
  2. January 27, 2009 - Social fit may be a matter of genes, study finds
Background, Background


Apian numeracy

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - A honeybee tells two from three
  2. January 28, 2009 - Honey Bees Can Tell The Difference Between Different Numbers At A Glance - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Pain-insensitive people probably rely on emotional regions of the brain for empathy
  2. January 28, 2009 - Stress Disrupts Human Thinking, But The Brain Can Bounce Back - also here, here
  3. January 29, 2009 - Neural Mechanisms Of Empathy - also here, here
  4. January 29, 2009 - Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest - also here, here
Background


Neurogenesis and memory

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Baby neurons glue new memories
  2. January 29, 2009 - Newborn Brain Cells 'Time-stamp' Memories - also here
Background


Polysomes

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - New Insight Into Architecture Of Cellular Protein Factories: Efficient Working In Confined Spaces
Background, Background


Biased gene conversion in human evolution

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Natural Selection Not The Only Process That Drives Evolution? - also here
Background, Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Human Induced Plurtipotent Stem Cells Reprogrammed Into Germ Cell Precursors - also here, here
  2. February 1, 2009 - Australian First For Melbourne Stem Cell Scientists
Background


"Memory-like" property of the innate immune system

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Major Immune System Branch Has Hidden Ability To Learn - also here
Background


Small RNA

References:
  1. January 28, 2008 - New Class Of Small RNAs Discovered: Function Defined - also here, here
Background


Astrocytes and sleep

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep - also here
Background, Background


Synchrony and cooperation

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Marching to the beat of the same drum improves teamwork - also here
  2. February 4, 2009 - How to control a herd of humans
Background


Histone-DNA interaction

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Researchers 'unzip' molecules to measure interactions keeping DNA packed in cells - also here
Background


Super-memory

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - MRIs reveal possible source of woman's super-memory
Background


RNA and epigenetic inheritance

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Short RNAs protect chemical memory of genes
Background, Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Feather colour indicates survival strategy in birds
Background


Serotonin and brain iron levels

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - New Role For Serotonin 'Ironed Out' - also here, here
Background


Comparative genomics

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - New Computational Technique Allows Comparison Of Whole Genomes As Easily As Whole Books - also here, here
Background


Pyrrolysine and protein evolution

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - 'Fishy' Clue Helps Establish How Proteins Evolve - also here, here
Background


RNA splicing errors

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Editing error underlying genetic neurodegenerative disease clarified - also here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Human DNA repair process recorded in action - also here, here
Background


Telomerase

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Scientists identify key component in cell replication - also here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - SKorean firm claims advance in dog cloning
  2. January 29, 2009 - Firm hails dog clone breakthrough
  3. January 29, 2009 - SKorean firm says it cloned dogs using stem cells
Background


Circadian clock reset

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - How your body clock avoids hitting the snooze button - also here
Background


Allergic response

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - New discovery may lead to new class of allergy drugs
Background


Immune cells in the brain

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Brain Structure Assists In Immune Response - also here, here
Background


Sleep-wake cycle

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - What Happens When We Sleep - also here
Background


Stat3 and mitochondria

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - New Function Of Protein In Cellular Respiration Identified - also here, here
Background


Genetic variation and phenotype

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Although Our Genetics Differ Significantly, We All Look Alike - also here
Background


Perceptions of interest in speed dating

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Observers of first dates can predict outcome, study shows
Background, Background


Glycoproteins

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Enzyme with a Sugar Antenna: Researchers achieve semisynthesis of homogeneous glycoproteins
Background


Wnt pathway control agents

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Researchers disrupt biochemical system involved in cancer, degenerative disease - also here, here
Background


Memory localization in the brain

References:
  1. January 31, 2009 - Imaging Study Illustrates How Memories Change In The Brain Over Time - also here
  2. February 10, 2009 - Where Are Old Memories Stored in the Brain?
Background, Background


Sex differences in verbal fluency

References:
  1. January 31, 2009 - Language Performance And Differences In Brain Activity Possibly Affected By Sex - also here
Background, Background


Hominin migrations

References:
  1. January 31, 2009 - Signs of early hand-axe making not limited to eastern Africa
Background


Interspecies migration of bacteria

References:
  1. February 1, 2009 - Single gene lets bacteria jump from host to host - also here, here
Background


Large intervening non-coding RNAs

References:
  1. February 1, 2009 - new class of non-protein coding genes in mammals with key functions uncovered - also here, here
Background



Health and medicine


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - China reports 5th bird flu death this year
  2. January 26, 2009 - China reports fifth bird flu death this year
  3. January 26, 2009 - No indication Canada bird flu outbreak has spread
  4. February 1, 2009 - Farmer in central China sick with bird flu
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Study may guide preventive mastectomy decision
  2. January 26, 2009 - Could Caffeine In Pregnancy Affect Risk Leukemia Risk In Offspring? - also here, here
  3. January 26, 2009 - Treatments After Prostate Surgery
  4. January 26, 2009 - Study examines risk factors for cancer in unaffected breast of breast cancer patients
  5. January 26, 2009 - Sex drive link to prostate cancer
  6. January 27, 2009 - Genetic inheritance plays role in child cancer: study
  7. January 27, 2009 - Genes predict response to leukemia treatment
  8. January 27, 2009 - Mammograms may harm young BRCA mutation carriers
  9. January 27, 2009 - Childhood cancer survivors miss needed mammograms
  10. January 27, 2009 - Mammograms lagging in women after childhood cancer
  11. January 27, 2009 - Sequential And Alternating Chemotherapy And Radiation Equally Effective In Larynx Cancer Therapy, Study Suggests
  12. January 27, 2009 - HPV18 DNA Levels Are Not Prognostic For Precancerous Cervical Lesions - also here
  13. January 27, 2009 - Frequent Sex And Masturbation In 20s And 30s Linked To Higher Prostate Cancer, But Risks Diminish With Age - also here
  14. January 27, 2009 - Risk Factors For Contralateral Breast Cancer Identified - also here, here
  15. January 27, 2009 - Gene May Lead To Early Onset Of Brain Tumor - also here
  16. January 28, 2009 - Cured meats tied to childhood leukemia risk
  17. January 28, 2009 - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound May Be Promising Treatment For Prostate Cancer
  18. January 28, 2009 - Individualized Approach To Breast Cancer Treatment - also here, here
  19. January 28, 2009 - More Than 100 Gene Variations Linked With Response To Leukemia Treatment - also here
  20. January 28, 2009 - Early Mammograms May Have Net Harm in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers
  21. January 29, 2009 - Tadpoles could help develop skin cancer drugs
  22. January 29, 2009 - Tadpoles may hold cancer clue
  23. January 29, 2009 - Low-fat, vegetarian diet slows PSA doubling time
  24. January 29, 2009 - Breast cancer mutation raises prostate risks in men
  25. January 29, 2009 - Earlier Diagnosis Of Uterine Cancer Possible With New Findings - also here, here
  26. January 29, 2009 - Roadkill Study Could Speed Detection Of Kidney Cancer - also here, here
  27. January 29, 2009 - Study Shows Younger Women With Endometrial Cancer Can Safely Keep Ovaries, Avoid Early Menopause - also here, here
  28. January 29, 2009 - Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Treating, Preventing Progestin-Dependent Tumors - also here, here
  29. January 29, 2009 - Gene mutations increase risk for aggressive prostate cancer - also here
  30. January 30, 2009 - Pfizer pancreatic cancer drug fails, trial halted
  31. January 30, 2009 - How Cancer Cells Survive A Chemotherapy Drug - also here
  32. January 30, 2009 - Automated screening process may eventually reduce additional breast cancer surgeries - also here
  33. January 31, 2009 - Skin Color Studies On Tadpoles Lead To Cancer Advance - also here
  34. February 1, 2009 - New tool predicts women's outcome in breast cancer
  35. February 1, 2009 - Study prevents pancreatic tumor growth in mice by inhibiting key protein - also here, here
  36. February 1, 2009 - New technology discovery holds promise for improved breast cancer treatment - also here, here
Background


Alternate-day fasting

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - When mice ate as important as what they ate in reducing cell division linked to cancer
Background, Background


Calorie restriction, memory, and inflammation

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Cutting calories may improve memory
  2. January 26, 2009 - Eat a little less, remember more
  3. January 27, 2009 - Eat less to remember more, study suggests
  4. January 27, 2009 - Eat Less, Remember More?
  5. January 27, 2009 - Cutting calories 'boosts memory'
  6. January 27, 2009 - Cutting Calories Drastically Could Boost Senior Citizensí Memory
Background, Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Compromised Skin Barrier Function Plays A Role In Psoriasis Development - also here
Background


Health benefits of omega-6 fatty acids

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Omega-6 fatty acids: Make them a part of heart-healthy eating - also here
  2. January 30, 2009 - Omega-6 PUFAs and risk of cardiovascular disease
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Can a common virus make you fat?
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. January 26, 2009 - Spread of Malaria Feared as Drug Loses Potency
  2. January 29, 2009 - Scientists make malaria parasite work to reveal its own vulnerabilities - also here, here
Background


Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Helicobacter Pylori Can Multiply In Autophagic Vesicles - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Huge Burden Of Diabetes Shown By New Survey - also here, here
  2. January 29, 2009 - Humans With Rare Defects In The Insulin Receptor Signaling Pathway Provide Insight Into A Common Metabolic Defect
  3. January 29, 2009 - Diabetes Treatment May Lie In Helping Muscles To Burn Fat Better - also here
  4. February 1, 2009 - Researchers explore curing diabetes with animal transplants
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Bone Marrow Cells Help Repair Damaged Lung
  2. January 28, 2009 - Stem Cells And ABC Transporters Essential In Kidney Regeneration
  3. January 29, 2009 - Stem cell transplants show promise for MS: study
  4. January 29, 2009 - MS stem-cell trial shows promise
  5. January 29, 2009 - Stem Cells Used To Reverse Paralysis In Animals - also here
  6. January 29, 2009 - Study: Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats
  7. January 30, 2009 - Biologists Find Stem Cell-like Functions In Other Types Of Plant Cells - also here
  8. January 30, 2009 - Stem cell transplant reverses early-stage multiple sclerosis - also here
  9. January 30, 2009 - MS stem-cell treatment 'success'
  10. January 30, 2009 - Multiple sclerosis 'reversed' with stem cell therapy
  11. February 2, 2009 - Stem cells may be effective treatment for MS
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Patients Starting Parkinson's Drug Rasagiline Earlier Do Better - also here
  2. January 31, 2009 - Genes Linked To Parkinson's Side Effects Identified - also here
  3. February 1, 2009 - Study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Gene Therapy Demonstrates Benefit In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis - also here, here
  2. January 29, 2009 - Gene therapy cures form of 'bubble boy disease'
  3. February 3, 2009 - Gene therapy promising for rheumatoid arthritis
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Statins May Treat Blood Vessel Disorder That Can Lead To Fatal Strokes - also here, here
  2. January 27, 2009 - Assessing the real risk of heart disease in young people with low short-term risks - also here
  3. January 28, 2009 - Blood Pressure Test Reveals Heart Disease Risk In Patients With Early Stages Of Chronic Kidney Disease
  4. January 28, 2009 - Is Rapid Transition Through Menopause Linked To Earlier Onset Of Heart Disease? - also here, here
  5. January 28, 2009 - Reducing Salt Intake Isn't The Only Way To Reduce Blood Pressure - also here
  6. January 28, 2009 - Biomarkers as a guide to therapy in heart failure patients
  7. January 28, 2009 - Are doctors minimizing side effects of statins?
  8. January 29, 2009 - Statins' Adverse Effects Documented - also here, here
  9. January 29, 2009 - Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension - also here, here
  10. January 29, 2009 - Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy face future of complications
  11. January 30, 2009 - Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk Of Heart Attacks For Patients On Common Cardiac Drug, Study Shows - also here, here
  12. February 1, 2009 - Potential New Target For Hypertension Treatment Discovered - also here, here
Background


Stress and the immune system

References:
  1. January 27, 2009 - Early Childhood Stress Has Lingering Effects On Health - also here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Zoloft, Lexapro best new antidepressants: study
  2. January 28, 2009 - Study: Zoloft and Cipralex better than other drugs
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Muscle and bone deficits seen in kids with Crohn's
  2. February 1, 2009 - Infliximab may help prevent post-operative Crohn's disease recurrence - also here
Background


Exercise and insulin control

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Want to get healthy? Exercise 7 minutes a week
  2. January 28, 2009 - Regular sprints boosts metabolism
  3. January 28, 2009 - Short fast sprints 'cut' diabetes
  4. January 29, 2009 - Exercise improves insulin sensitivity in older men
  5. January 29, 2009 - Combined Aerobic And Strength Exercises May Help Decrease Functional Limitations And Insulin Resistance Among Obese Older Adults - also here
  6. January 30, 2009 - Regular Sprints Boost Metabolism - also here
Background


Anticholinergic drugs and cognitive impairment

References:
  1. January 28, 2008 - Common Medication Associated With Cognitive Decline In Elderly - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes and dementia

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Getting Diabetes Before 65 More Than Doubles Risk For Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
Background, Background


Inflammation

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - DNA component can stimulate and suppress the immune response - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Deceiving cell walls
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. January 28, 2009 - Plums Poised to Give Blueberries Run for the Money - also here
  2. January 31, 2009 - Chemists Shed Light On Health Benefits Of Garlic - also here, here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Blood test may screen for mad cow disease: study
  2. January 30, 2009 - New Disease, Comparable To BSE, Created In Laboratory Mice
Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - More evidence pre-term birth tied to autism: study
  2. January 29, 2009 - New study explores the relationship between preterm birth and autism spectrum disorder
  3. January 30, 2009 - Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be More Prevalent Among Children Born Very Prematurely
  4. February 1, 2009 - Vaccines And Autism: Many Hypotheses, But No Correlation Found - also here
Background


Influenza

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - New NA Inhibitor Offers Long-Lasting Protection Against Influenza Virus
  2. January 29, 2009 - Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine
  3. January 30, 2009 - Universal flu vaccine nears development
Background


Orexin and body weight

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Natural Brain Substance Blocks Weight Gain In Mice, Researchers Discover - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Discovery could lead to a new animal model for hepatitis C - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Process found to play role in rheumatoid arthritis could lead to new treatment
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 29, 2009 - Oncogene inhibits tumor suppressor to promote cancer: Study links B-RAF and LKB1 - also here
  2. February 1, 2009 - Stress May Hasten The Growth Of Melanoma Tumors - also here
  3. February 1, 2009 - Cancer protection secret revealed
Background


Blood sugar and cognition

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Excess Blood Sugar Could Harm Cognition
  2. February 2, 2009 - Glucose levels affect cognition in diabetics
  3. February 11, 2009 - Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked To Lower Brain Function In Diabetics, Study Shows - also here
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Drug Combinations Key In Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases - also here, here
  2. January 31, 2009 - New Pathway Is Common Thread In Age-related Neurodegenerative Diseases - also here
Background


Ebola virus and the immune system

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - How Ebola Virus Avoids The Immune System - also here, here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. January 30, 2009 - Teaching an old drug new tricks - also here
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. January 31, 2009 - Running Out Of Options To Fight Ever-changing 'Super Bugs' - also here
Background


Fat cells and inflammation

References:
  1. January 31, 2009 - 'Healthy' Obesity May Be Explained By Newly Identified Protein - also here
Background, Background


Modeling cancer cells

References:
  1. February 1, 2009 - Physics, Math Provide Clues To Unraveling Cancer - also here
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 1, 2009 - Bone Growth Accelerated With Nanotubes And Stem Cells - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 1, 2009 - A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs - also here, here
Background


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