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Volume 8, Number 17
April 27, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Star formation
Himiko
Brown dwarfs
Global warming
Extrasolar planets
Dark matter and modified gravity
Nanotechnology
Abrupt climate change
Solar sigmoids
Climate change and river flow
Enceladus
Chirality and extraterrestrial life
Astrochemistry
Galaxy collisions
RS Ophiuchi
Linac Coherent Light Source
Quantum computing
Sunspots
Active galaxies
Quasar with water
Black holes
Herschel telescope
Supernovae
Early black holes and dark matter
Earth's magnetic field
Earthquakes
Anomalous white dwarfs
Planck telescope
Satellite galaxy anomalies
Methane in clathrates
Organic semiconductors
Quantum technology
Lab-on-a-chip
MAGIC II telescope
Paleoclimatology and sea level
Early starburst galaxies
'Racetrack' memory

Life sciences

Synthetic biology
DNA repeats
Tiny RNA and gene expression
FANTOM studies
Neanderthals
Anti-aging genes
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Multicellular organisms
Intracellular protein transport
Biofilms
Gene regulation of cellular differentiation
Longevity personality
Origins of cilia
Circadian clock
DNA methylation profiling
Cloning
Atmospheric haze and CO2 absorption
Calcium signaling
Bacterial toxins
Humanin and regulation of glucose metabolism
Sexual selection
Cyclins and the cell cycle
Bovine genome
Eukaryotic phosphate chains
Chromosomal organization and evolution
Bacterial injection systems

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Peptide agonists of cannabinoid receptors
Dopamine, emotion, and memory
Schizophrenia
BDNF and Rett syndrome
Autism
Lithium and bipolar disorder
Brain-imaging studies
MicroRNA, dopamine, and nicotine addiction
Sex roles
Brain rhythms

Health and medicine

Psoriasis, diabetes, and hypertension
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Cancer biology
Tuberculosis
Omega-3 fatty acids
Parkinson's disease
Alzheimer's disease
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells
Gene therapy
AIDS
Avian flu
Diabetes
Antioxidants
Lupus
Weight loss
Obesity
Malaria
Metabolic syndrome
Hepatitis C
Prions



Physical sciences and technology


Star formation

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Orion hides busy star "nursery": astronomers
  2. April 20, 2009 - Glorious Orion: Chaotic And Overcrowded Stellar Nursery - also here
  3. April 20, 2009 - High-speed jets stream from baby stars in Orion
  4. April 23, 2009 - Shadow of a forming star - also here
Background


Himiko

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - 'Blob' may signal monster galaxy feeding
  2. April 22, 2009 - Mysterious Space Blob Discovered at Cosmic Dawn - also here, here, here
  3. April 22, 2009 - Giant Space Blob Is Biggest Known Baby Galaxy?
  4. April 22, 2009 - Galaxies grow fat on 'big blob' meals
  5. April 22, 2009 - Giant Mystery Blob Discovered Near Dawn of Time
  6. April 22, 2009 - 'Space blob' baffles astronomers
  7. April 22, 2009 - Mysterious cosmic blob discovered in early universe
  8. April 22, 2009 - 2009: A space oddity; big blob in early universe
  9. April 23, 2009 - Colossal space oddity baffles astronomers
  10. April 23, 2009 - Ancient space blob is cosmic mystery
  11. April 28, 2009 - Mystery Object Spotted in the Early Universe
  12. April 29, 2009 - Introducing "Himiko," the Primordial Blob
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Coolest brown dwarf in universe found
  2. April 20, 2009 - Astronomers Discover Local Star's Cool Companion
  3. April 24, 2009 - Astronomers Discover Youngest And Lowest Mass Dwarfs In Solar Neighborhood
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - March 2009 Tenth Warmest On Record For Global Temperatures
  2. April 21, 2009 - Water levels dropping in some major rivers as global climate changes - also here
  3. April 23, 2009 - Wildfires Fuel Climate Change
  4. April 23, 2009 - Fire influences global warming more than previously thought - also here
  5. April 26, 2009 - Greenhouse Gases Continue To Climb Despite Economic Slump
  6. April 27, 2009 - Study: SE Asia will be hit hard by climate change
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Solar Systems Around Dead Suns? - also here
  2. April 20, 2009 - Rocky clues from dirty dead stars
  3. April 20, 2009 - HARPS-NEF to comb Kepler targets for new Earths - also here
  4. April 20, 2009 - Dead Stars Once Hosted Solar Systems - also here
  5. April 21, 2009 - Bantamweight Planet and Three Dwarfs
  6. April 21, 2009 - Smallest exoplanet found in search for Earth's twin
  7. April 21, 2009 - Smallest exoplanet yet is found
  8. April 21, 2009 - Most Earthlike Planet Yet Found May Have Liquid Oceans
  9. April 21, 2009 - Exoplanets lighten up
  10. April 21, 2009 - Closing In on the Next Earth
  11. April 21, 2009 - Scientists discover a nearly Earth-sized planet - also here
  12. April 21, 2009 - London students find Jupiter-sized oddball planet - also here
  13. April 21, 2009 - Mass Loss Leaves Close-In Exoplanets Exposed to the Core - also here
  14. April 21, 2009 - Lightest Known Exoplanet Discovered
  15. April 21, 2009 - Lightest exoplanet is discovered
  16. April 21, 2009 - Sibling worlds may be wettest and lightest known
  17. April 21, 2009 - I was expecting an ‘exomoon...
  18. April 22, 2009 - Stars Can Strip Gas Giants Naked
  19. April 22, 2009 - First "serious candidate" for ocean planet
  20. April 22, 2009 - A world away, two planets somewhat like Earth
  21. April 22, 2009 - Scientists discover a nearly Earth-sized planet
  22. April 23, 2009 - Discovery of Earth-mass Planet Looms
Background


Dark matter and modified gravity

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Can R2 gravity explain dark matter?
  2. April 21, 2009 - Dark matter could come naturally from quantum gravity
Background, Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - GaAs self-assembled nanowires could make chips smaller and faster - also here
  2. April 20, 2009 - Bridging the gap in nanoantennas - also here
  3. April 23, 2009 - More than one nanostring to their bow: Scientists moving closer to 'artificial noses' - also here
  4. April 24, 2009 - Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-Splitting Cells - also here, here
  5. April 26, 2009 - Nano-mechanical sensors 'wired' by photonics - also here
Background


Abrupt climate change

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Critical turning point can trigger abrupt climate change - also here
Background


Solar sigmoids

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Solar sigmoids explained - also here
  2. April 21, 2009 - 'Sigmoids' on the sun could help predict space storms
Background


Climate change and river flow

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Climate change means shortfalls in Colorado River water deliveries - also here
  2. April 21, 2009 - Climate change drying up big rivers, study finds
  3. April 21, 2009 - World's major rivers 'drying up'
  4. April 21, 2009 - Rivers shrinking: Flow of many rivers in decline
  5. April 22, 2009 - River levels, climate change linked in study
  6. April 22, 2009 - As World Warms, Water Levels Dropping In Major Rivers
  7. April 28, 2009 - World's major rivers drying up
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - What's Going on Inside Enceladus?
  2. April 25, 2009 - Charged Dust From Inside Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Background


Chirality and extraterrestrial life

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Scientists Give a Hand(edness) to the Search for Alien Life - also here, here, here
  2. May 28, 2009 - Search is On for the Light of Life
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Researcher discover two highly complex organic molecules detected in space - also here
  2. April 21, 2009 - Complex molecules seen in space
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Hubble celebrates 19th anniversary with fountain of youth - also here
  2. April 21, 2009 - Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain
Background


RS Ophiuchi

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - The Great Expanding Space Peanut!
  2. April 25, 2009 - Peanut-shaped Stellar Explosion Spotted By Hubble
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - World's First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves 'First Light'
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Physicists develop powerful method of suppressing errors in many types of quantum computers - also here
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Where are the sunspots?
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Continent-sized Radio Telescope Takes Close-ups of Fermi Active Galaxies - also here, here, here
  2. April 23, 2009 - Fiercest black hole jets are gamma-ray beacons
  3. April 24, 2009 - Active galaxies flare and fade in Fermi telescope all-sky movie
Background, Background


Quasar with water

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Most distant detection of water in the Universe - also here
  2. April 22, 2009 - Black hole spews water vapour
Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Chandra Shows Shocking Impact of Galaxy Jet - also here
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Herschel satellite weighed and fuelled
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Researchers 'clear away the dust,' get better look at youngest supernova remnant - also here
Background


Early black holes and dark matter

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - 'Dark Gulping' Could Explain Black Holes
  2. April 23, 2009 - Did 'Dark Gulping' Generate Black Holes in Early Universe? - also here
  3. April 27, 2009 - 'Dark gulping' - source of first supermassive black holes?
Background, Background, Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Reversals of Earth's Magnetic Field Explained by Small Core Fluctuations
  2. April 24, 2009 - Multipolar dance could flip Earth's magnetic field
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Fingerprinting slow earthquakes - also here
Background


Anomalous white dwarfs

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Largest collection of anomalous white dwarfs observed by Hubble - also here
  2. April 27, 2009 - Oddball stars discovered in new Hubble images
Background


Planck telescope

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Planck satellite fuels up
Background


Satellite galaxy anomalies

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Time For A New Theory Of Gravitation? Satellite Galaxies Challenge Newtonian Model
Background, Background, Background


Methane in clathrates

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Methane climate shock 'less likely'
  2. April 24, 2009 - No 'Burp' Accelerating Climate Change? Wetlands Likely Source Of Methane From Ancient Warming Event
Background


Organic semiconductors

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Scientists Fabricate Organic Transistor with Improved Performance
Background


Quantum technology

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Quantum cat's 'whiskers' offer advanced sensors - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Chip simulates metabolism of medicine in human body
Background


MAGIC II telescope

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Telescope hunts for cosmic explosions
  2. April 24, 2009 - More magic in gamma ray astronomy
Background


Paleoclimatology and sea level

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Tahiti corals clue to 'dynamic' glaciers - also here
Background


Early starburst galaxies

References:
  1. April 25, 2009 - Dusty Galaxies From Early Universe In Throes Of Intense Burst Of Star Formation
Background


'Racetrack' memory

References:
  1. April 25, 2009 - Research Advances 'Racetrack' Memory
Background



Life sciences


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Plug and play genes
  2. April 24, 2009 - Using Combinatorial Libraries To Engineer Genetic Circuits Advances Synthetic Biology
Background


DNA repeats

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - DNA repeats hold RNA starts
Background


Tiny RNA and gene expression

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - International team cracks mammalian gene control code - also here
Background, Background


FANTOM studies

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - FANTOM findings boost for biologists
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Neandertals Babies Didn't Do the Twist
  2. April 21, 2009 - 'You will give birth in pain': Neanderthals too
Background


Anti-aging genes

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Study identifies genes that protect against aging - also here
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Study finds blood cells can be reprogrammed to act as embryonic stem cells - also here
  2. April 23, 2009 - New stem cell method requires a little soak
  3. April 23, 2009 - Purely protein pluripotency
  4. April 23, 2009 - Safer Stem Cells?
  5. April 23, 2009 - A major breakthrough in generating safer, therapeutic stem cells from adult cells - also here
  6. April 23, 2009 - Major advance in cell reprogramming technology
  7. April 23, 2009 - Reprogramming offers hope of safer stem cells
  8. April 24, 2009 - Researchers make type of stem cell
Background


Multicellular organisms

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Complex life pushed back in time
  2. April 22, 2009 - Indian fossil find resolves fraud accusations
Background


Intracellular protein transport

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Autopilot guides proteins in brain - also here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Sugar on bacteria surface serves as base for a web of resistance - also here
Background


Gene regulation of cellular differentiation

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Major international study challenges notions of how genes are controlled in mammals - also here
Background, Background


Longevity personality

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Is There a Longevity Personality?
Background


Origins of cilia

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Analysis knocks down theory on origin of cell structure
Background


Circadian clock

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Researchers uncover 8- and 12-hour Cycles of Gene Activity - also here
Background


DNA methylation profiling

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - New Method Gives Regenerative Medicine a Boost - also here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - S.Korea scientists clone pig for human transplants
Background


Atmospheric haze and CO2 absorption

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Plants absorb more carbon under hazy skies - also here
  2. April 22, 2009 - Particulate pollution cuts carbon dioxide, model shows
  3. April 23, 2009 - Pollution 'fights global warming'
  4. April 23, 2009 - Could Cleaning Up Air Pollution Actually Speed Up Global Warming?
  5. April 24, 2009 - A little air pollution boosts vegetation's carbon uptake
Background


Calcium signaling

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Researchers identify missing target for calcium signaling - also here
Background


Bacterial toxins

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Researchers make significant strides in identifying cause of bacterial infections
Background


Humanin and regulation of glucose metabolism

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Humanin peptide linked to neuronal cell survival and regulation of glucose metabolism - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Seabirds' Suitability As A Mate Tied To Crest Size
Background


Cyclins and the cell cycle

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - New cell cycle complexities
Background


Bovine genome

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Cattle genes may give clues about human health
  2. April 23, 2009 - Cattle genome sequenced
  3. April 23, 2009 - Cow Genome Decoded -- Cheaper Beef for Everybody?
  4. April 23, 2009 - Bovine basics
  5. April 23, 2009 - Mooove Over Humans, the Cow Genome is Here
  6. April 23, 2009 - Complete bovine genome sequenced - also here
  7. April 23, 2009 - New cow genome sequence released
  8. April 23, 2009 - Cow genome 'to transform farming'
  9. April 23, 2009 - Cow genome revealed - but how to milk it?
  10. April 23, 2009 - Cow genome unraveled in bid to improve meat, milk
  11. April 24, 2009 - Genome map reveals cow's genetic makeup
  12. April 24, 2009 - Cow genome could help humans: scientist
  13. April 24, 2009 - Research breakthrough paves way for 'supercow'
  14. April 25, 2009 - Bovine Genome Could Lead To Better Meat For Consumers, Experts Say
  15. April 28, 2009 - Cattle Genome Sequencing Milestone Promises Health Benefits, Researcher Says
Background


Eukaryotic phosphate chains

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - New study reveals the protein that makes phosphate chains in yeast - also here
Background


Chromosomal organization and evolution

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial injection systems

References:
  1. April 26, 2009 - Details of Bacterial 'Injection' System Revealed - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Peptide agonists of cannabinoid receptors

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Human Brains Make Their Own 'Marijuana' - also here
Background


Dopamine, emotion, and memory

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Controlling our brain's perception of emotional events - also here
Background, Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - First compound for receptors in schizophrenia and Alzheimer's holds promise - also here
Background


BDNF and Rett syndrome

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - New insight into Rett syndrome severity - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - New neurons don't heal
  2. April 24, 2009 - Mother's antibodies may contribute to autism
  3. April 24, 2009 - What If Vitamin D Deficiency Is a Cause of Autism?
Background


Lithium and bipolar disorder

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - New light on bipolar treatment drugs - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - 'Fraction cells' found in human brain
  2. April 23, 2009 - Sleep-promoting system makes early risers inattentive by evening, study suggests
  3. April 23, 2009 - Night Owls Stay Alert Longer Than Early Birds
  4. April 23, 2009 - Good News for Night Owls
Background


MicroRNA, dopamine, and nicotine addiction

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - MicroRNA may link smoking risk gene to neurobiology of addiction - also here
Background, Background


Sex roles

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Males, females swap sex-role stereotypes
  2. April 24, 2009 - Evolution of human sex roles more complex than described by universal theory - also here
Background, Background


Brain rhythms

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - Brain works best when cells keep right rhythms - also here
  2. April 26, 2009 - Researchers use lasers to induce gamma brain waves in mice
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Psoriasis, diabetes, and hypertension

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Psoriasis linked to diabetes, hypertension: study
  2. April 20, 2009 - Psoriasis associated with diabetes and high blood pressure in women - also here
  3. April 20, 2009 - Psoriasis link to health problems
Background, Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Blueberries are good for the heart, study hints
  2. April 20, 2009 - Blueberries May Help Reduce Belly Fat, Diabetes Risk
  3. April 21, 2009 - Moms who breastfeed less likely to develop heart attacks or strokes - also here
  4. April 21, 2009 - Smoke From Cigarettes, Cooking Oil, Wood, Shift Male Cardiovascular System Into Overdrive
  5. April 21, 2009 - Breastfeeding 'protects mother'
  6. April 22, 2009 - Benefit of grapes may be more than skin deep - also here
  7. April 22, 2009 - Fructose-Sweetened Beverages Linked to Heart Risks
  8. April 23, 2009 - Sensor Detects Onset of Acute Myocardial Ischemia
  9. April 23, 2009 - Hypertension, diabetes and increased carotid artery wall thickness means increased risk of stroke - also here
  10. April 23, 2009 - New, Automated System For Diagnosis Of Major Coronary Artery Stenosis
  11. April 24, 2009 - New Target for Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure Discovered - also here
  12. April 24, 2009 - Researchers identify a molecule that increases the risk of cardiac insufficiency - also here
  13. April 26, 2009 - Experts identify genes linked to chronic diseases
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Diet can increase risk of kidney cancer
  2. April 20, 2009 - Gene could matter in bladder cancer
  3. April 20, 2009 - Designer immune cells fight prostate cancer
  4. April 20, 2009 - New Drug Achieves Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Remission And Prevents Recurrence, Study Suggests
  5. April 20, 2009 - Urine Test May Determine If A Smoker Is At Risk For Lung Cancer
  6. April 20, 2009 - Grapefruit juice boosts drug's anti-cancer effects - also here
  7. April 20, 2009 - Human lung tumors destroy anti-cancer hormone vitamin D - also here
  8. April 20, 2009 - Genetic source of rare childhood cancer found; gene is implicated in other cancers - also here
  9. April 20, 2009 - Researchers confirm gene variants associated with the most common adult leukemia - also here
  10. April 20, 2009 - Researchers develop new drug to target tumor cells and blood vessels - also here
  11. April 20, 2009 - Radiation exposure associated with more aggressive thyroid cancer, worse outcomes - also here
  12. April 20, 2009 - Pregnancy hormone hCG protects against breast cancer even in short-term treatments - also here
  13. April 20, 2009 - Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells - also here
  14. April 20, 2009 - Personalized medicine helps cancer patients survive - also here
  15. April 20, 2009 - Cholesterol appears to promote tamoxifen resistance in some breast cancer cells - also here
  16. April 20, 2009 - Survey identifies factors associated with early detection of melanoma in older men - also here
  17. April 20, 2009 - High levels of PEA-15 shrink breast cancer tumors - also here
  18. April 20, 2009 - A potent and selective anti-tumor agent on human gastric adenocarcinoma
  19. April 20, 2009 - First noninvasive technique to accurately predict mutations in human brain tumors - also here
  20. April 20, 2009 - Genetic variants predict recurrence of bladder cancer, patient survival - also here
  21. April 20, 2009 - Chemopreventive isothiocyanates selectively depletes mutant p53 in tumor cells - also here
  22. April 20, 2009 - Targeted agent shows promise in biliary cancer study - also here
  23. April 21, 2009 - Want to reduce breast cancer risk? Eat walnuts
  24. April 21, 2009 - Burned meat linked to pancreatic cancer
  25. April 21, 2009 - Childhood leukemia worsened by genetic mutations
  26. April 21, 2009 - Genetic profiling used to tailor cancer therapy
  27. April 21, 2009 - Charred meat may increase risk of pancreatic cancer - also here
  28. April 21, 2009 - Walnuts may prevent breast cancer - also here
  29. April 21, 2009 - Potential genetic prostate cancer variation found
  30. April 21, 2009 - Dark hair? Don't burn? Your genes may still put you at risk for melanoma - also here
  31. April 21, 2009 - 'Smart bomb' drug delivery may increase effectiveness - also here
  32. April 21, 2009 - New treatment shows promise against recurrent gynecologic cancers - also here
  33. April 21, 2009 - Drinking wine may increase survival among non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients - also here
  34. April 21, 2009 - Predicting patient response to gleevec in gastrointestinal stromal tumors - also here
  35. April 21, 2009 - Natural protein may halt colorectal cancer's spread - also here
  36. April 21, 2009 - Light scattering technology may hold promise for quickly determining chemotherapy's effectiveness - also here
  37. April 21, 2009 - Hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy beneficial for recurrent low-grade glioma - also here
  38. April 22, 2009 - Vitamin K may boost effects of cancer pill Nexavar
  39. April 22, 2009 - Hormone therapy lowers colon cancer risk: studies
  40. April 22, 2009 - Plant-based flavonoid may cut ovarian cancer risk
  41. April 22, 2009 - Cancer drug hits setback
  42. April 22, 2009 - Test for hormones in blood not reflective of hormones in breast tissue; breast cancer risk - also here
  43. April 22, 2009 - Antibody gives cancer the recognition it deserves
  44. April 22, 2009 - New Way To Distinguish Cancerous From Normal Cells
  45. April 22, 2009 - Walnuts may prevent breast cancer
  46. April 23, 2009 - Active smoking and second-hand smoke linked to breast cancer
  47. April 23, 2009 - Novel cancer drug reduces neuroblastoma growth by 75 percent - also here
  48. April 23, 2009 - Non-invasive Test Accurately Identifies Gynecologic Malignancies
  49. April 23, 2009 - MRI: Effective Tool For Determining Pathologic Stage Of Prostate Cancer
  50. April 23, 2009 - New Computer Algorithm Helps Physicians Determine And Monitor Breast Density
  51. April 23, 2009 - Second Look Ultrasound: Effective MRI Correlate For Identifying Incidental Breast Lesions
  52. April 23, 2009 - New MR Sequence Helps Radiologists More Accurately Evaluate Abnormalities Of The Uterus And Ovaries
  53. April 23, 2009 - Genetic Variations In MiRNA Processing Pathway And Binding Sites Help Predict Ovarian Cancer Risk
  54. April 23, 2009 - New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival
  55. April 24, 2009 - Researchers find drug that inhibits acute leukemia cell growth - also here
  56. April 24, 2009 - Should cervical screening stop at age 50? - also here
  57. April 24, 2009 - Future For Radioembolisation In Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  58. April 24, 2009 - New Women's Imaging Technique Allows For A More Accurate Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer
  59. April 25, 2009 - Addition Of Dasatinib To Standard Chemo Cocktail May Enhance Effect In Certain Ovarian Cancers
  60. April 26, 2009 - Scientists discover how to improve immune response to cancer - also here
  61. April 26, 2009 - Vitamin E, selenium and soy in combination does not prevent prostate cancer - also here
  62. April 26, 2009 - Early-stage Lung Cancer Identified Using Computer-aided System
  63. April 26, 2009 - Statins link to healthy prostate
  64. April 26, 2009 - Vitamin D hope in prostate cancer
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - New Data On The Breakdown Of The KRas Protein
  2. April 22, 2009 - Instead of Fighting Breast Cancer, Immune Cell Promotes Its Spread - also here
  3. April 23, 2009 - Beyond associations: Colorectal cancer culprit found - also here
  4. April 23, 2009 - Regulation of cell proliferation by the OGF-OGFr axis is dependent on nuclear localization signals - also here
  5. April 23, 2009 - New Oncogene Gives Valuable Insight Into Hepatocellular Tumors In Humans
  6. April 24, 2009 - 3-D research model tackles prostate cancer spread - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Defining The Link Between Anti-TNF Therapies And Increased Tuberculosis
  2. April 22, 2009 - Rifampin kinetics poor in children - also here
  3. April 23, 2009 - TB vaccine enters new clinical trials - also here
  4. April 24, 2009 - TB vaccine enters new trial stage
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Fish Oil Protects Against Diseases Like Parkinson's
  2. April 22, 2009 - Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure
  3. April 24, 2009 - Fortified juice boosts kids' omega-3 levels
  4. April 28, 2009 - Eating Fatty Fish And Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure
Background, Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Pesticide exposure found to increase risk of Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Non-drug Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease? Long-term Benefit Not Proven
  2. April 20, 2009 - Repairing a 'bad' reputation?
  3. April 20, 2009 - Daffodil drug's Alzheimer's help
  4. April 22, 2009 - Painkillers may not prevent Alzheimer's: U.S. study
  5. April 22, 2009 - Researchers find agents that speed up destruction of proteins linked to Alzheimer's - also here
  6. April 22, 2009 - Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimer's disease - also here
  7. April 22, 2009 - Pain relievers seem not to prevent Alzheimer's disease in the very elderly - also here
  8. April 22, 2009 - Computational Model Examines The Pathways Of Alzheimer's That Strikes At The Young
  9. April 22, 2009 - Painkiller 'no Alzheimer's block'
  10. April 22, 2009 - Anti-inflammatory drugs don't cut dementia risk, they raise it
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Fat droplet nanoparticle delivers tumor suppressor gene to tumor and metastatic cells - also here
  2. April 21, 2009 - A more direct delivery of cancer drugs to tumors
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Embryonic stem cells used to regenerate hair on mice in Japan
  2. April 20, 2009 - Human stem cells promote healing of diabetic ulcers - also here
  3. April 20, 2009 - Magnetised stem cells could treat arthritis
  4. April 22, 2009 - Researchers find molecular 'key' to successful blood stem cell transplants - also here
  5. April 24, 2009 - Stem cells may help repair ACL tears: report
  6. April 24, 2009 - Stem cells from fat tissue offer hope for MS treatment - also here
  7. April 24, 2009 - Stem cell eye 'patch' to save sight gets cash boost
  8. April 24, 2009 - 'Deep sequencing' gives clues to stem cell control
  9. April 26, 2009 - Scientists identify key factors in heart cell creation - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - New hope for treatment of neurodegenerative disorder - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 20, 2009 - Humanized mouse infected with HIV vaginally and rectally allows testing - also here
  2. April 22, 2009 - Scientists show why anti-HIV antibodies are ineffective at blocking infection - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Egyptian boy dies of bird flu
  2. April 22, 2009 - Egyptian woman dies of bird flu: MENA
  3. April 23, 2009 - Egyptian woman contracts bird flu as cases mount
  4. April 24, 2009 - Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, 3rd fatality in a week
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Drug seen useful in preventing diabetes: study
  2. April 21, 2009 - Aspirin use linked to a lower risk of diabetes
  3. April 21, 2009 - Too much or too little sleep increases risk of diabetes - also here
  4. April 24, 2009 - Evidence Mounts That Short Or Poor Sleep Can Lead To Increased Eating And Risk Of Diabetes
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Antioxidant found in berries, other foods prevents UV skin damage that leads to wrinkles - also here
  2. April 23, 2009 - Humans don’t get all the benefit from raw tomatoes
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. April 21, 2009 - Researchers probe kidney damage, protection in lupus - also here
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Vegetable juice may help with weight loss
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - Researcher finds reason for weight gain
  2. April 23, 2009 - Teen weight gain may mean more adult belly fat
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 22, 2009 - New hope for advances in treating malaria - also here
  2. April 23, 2009 - Trial debut for malaria vaccine from mosquito spit
  3. April 24, 2009 - Glaxo to start final-stage malaria vaccine trial
  4. April 24, 2009 - Asian malaria strain poses new global threat: WHO
  5. April 24, 2009 - Immune cell type controls onset and course of severe malaria - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 23, 2009 - Even modest exercise can reduce negative effects of belly fat - also here
  2. April 25, 2009 - Too Much Sugar Is Bad, But Which Sugar Is Worse: Fructose Or Glucose?
Background, Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. April 24, 2009 - First Evidence For DNA-based Vaccination Against Chronic Hepatitis C
  2. April 25, 2009 - Vertex hep C drug superior to standard care-study
Background


Prions

References:
  1. April 26, 2009 - Closing In On Goat Scrapie
Background


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