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Volume 8, Number 18
May 4, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

K-T mass extinction
High-density optical digital storage
Quantum entanglement
Extrasolar planets
Rotational seismology
Polymer solar cells
Nanotechnology
Gamma-ray bursts
Parity and extra Z-bosons
Early massive galaxies
Planck and Herschel telescopes
Metamaterials
Black holes
Galactic ridge x-ray emissions
Superconductivity
Global warming
Graphene
Enceladus
Milky Way's black hole
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum cryptography
Plasmonics
Novae
Astrochemistry
Starburst galaxies
Earthquakes
Solid helium
Kervaire invariants
Galaxy smoothness
SETI@home
Neutrino detectors
James Webb Space Telescope
Dark matter
B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background

Life sciences

Macrophages
Lymphatic system development
SUMO, chromatin remodeling, and gene regulation
Mimivirus
Systems biology
Blood cell development
Extremophiles
Modeling extinction of mutating viruses
Cellular stress adaptation
Gene expression and chromosomal topography
RNA evolution
RSV matrix protein
Proteomics
Circadian clock proteins
Cellular targets of bacterial toxins
Nonsense-mediated decay of RNA
Cell reprogramming
MicroRNA regulation
Cowpea mosaic virus
Gcn5, acetylation, and gene transcription
Origins of life
ELF4 and CD8 T cells

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Oleoylethanolamide and long-term memory
Reading
Autism
Schizophrenia
Short-term memory
Depression
Visual expertise
Object recognition
Word recognition
Oxytocin
Glutamate and migraine
Brain-imaging studies
The hippocampus and reward processing
Single neurons and brain activity
Caffeine
Long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb
Genetics of culture

Health and medicine

Cancer
Nanobiotechnology
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Autoimmune disease
Influenza vaccine
Multiple sclerosis
AIDS
Inflammatory bowel disease
Diabetes
Gene therapy
Psoriasis
Parkinson's disease
Drug delivery
Hepatitis C
H1N1 influenza
Alcohol, wine, and longevity
Stem cells
Allergy/asthma switch
Lupus
Obesity
Avian flu
MicroRNA and diabetes
Narcolepsy



Physical sciences and technology


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Meteor didn't do in the dinos
  2. April 27, 2009 - New Blow for Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Theory - also here
  3. May 4, 2009 - Geoscientist offers new evidence that meteorite did not wipe out dinosaurs
Background


High-density optical digital storage

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc
  2. April 27, 2009 - Optical disc offers 500GB storage
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Quantum ghosts are helpful - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Missing planets attest to destructive power of stars' tides - also here
  2. April 28, 2009 - Missing planets suggest stars 'eat' their young
  3. April 29, 2009 - Sun-like star's 'oddball' planet
  4. May 1, 2009 - Beware the Planet Eaters!
Background


Rotational seismology

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Rotational Seismology May Soon Play Significant Role In Seismology And Earthquake Engineering
Background


Polymer solar cells

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Polymer Solar Cell Plant Hooked Up To Grid In Denmark
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Single-molecule Nano-vehicles Synthesized
  2. April 29, 2009 - Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines
  3. April 29, 2009 - Nanophysicists find unexpected magnetic effect: Kondo effect noted in single-atom contacts of pure ferromagnets - also here
  4. May 7, 2009 - Kondo effect spotted in tiny magnetic wires
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Most distant object in the universe spotted
  2. April 28, 2009 - The Most Distant Object Yet Discovered in the Universe
  3. April 28, 2009 - Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record
  4. April 28, 2009 - Telescope snaps most distant object
  5. April 28, 2009 - The Farthest Thing Ever Seen
  6. April 28, 2009 - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record - also here, here
  7. April 28, 2009 - Most distant known object in the universe
  8. April 28, 2009 - Space Explosion Is Farthest Thing Ever Seen
  9. April 28, 2009 - Cosmic blast sets distance mark
  10. April 28, 2009 - Astronomers see oldest object in universe yet
  11. April 28, 2009 - Beyond redshift eight
  12. April 29, 2009 - Ancient gamma-ray burst is most distant object ever seen
  13. April 29, 2009 - Exploding star is oldest object seen in universe
  14. July 2, 2009 - Earliest astrophysical object yet seen
Background


Parity and extra Z-bosons

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Particle physics study finds new data for extra Z-bosons and potential fifth force of nature - also here
Background


Early massive galaxies

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Hubble Survey Reveals Formation Of Universe's First Massive Galaxies
Background


Planck and Herschel telescopes

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Telescopes given 'go' for launch
Background, Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Invisibility cloaks go optical
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Running Amok in the Milky Way
  2. April 29, 2009 - Rogue Black Holes May Roam the Milky Way - also here
  3. April 29, 2009 - Hundreds of Rogue Black Holes May Lurk in Our Galaxy
Background


Galactic ridge x-ray emissions

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Resolving a galactic mystery - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Iron-arsenic superconductors in class of their own - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - A limit for carbon emissions: 1 trillion metric tons
  2. April 29, 2009 - Humanity's carbon budget set at one trillion tonnes
  3. April 29, 2009 - How Much Is Too Much?: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  4. April 30, 2009 - Save 'trillionth tonne' warn Oxford scientists
  5. April 30, 2009 - Southern glaciers grow out of step with North - also here
  6. May 1, 2009 - Glaciers show north-south climate divide
  7. May 1, 2009 - Sea Salt Holds Clues to Climate Change - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Fledgling graphene circuit performs basic logic - also here
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Salt in Enceladus geyser points to liquid ocean
Background


Milky Way's black hole

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Vanishing matter points to black hole in Milky Way
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Carbon nanotube device can detect colors of the rainbow - also here, here, here
  2. May 1, 2009 - World's tiniest lamp spans quantum and classical physics
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Making quantum cryptography practical - also here
  2. May 3, 2009 - Breakthrough in quantum cryptography: Record in the transmission of entangled photon pairs
  3. May 7, 2009 - Worldwide quantum security - also here
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Method to integrate plasmonic technology with state-of-the-art ICs reported
Background


Novae

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Understanding stellar explosions is less straightforward than previously thought - also here
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Astronomer to Search in Space for Precursors of Life
Background


Starburst galaxies

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Starbursts in Dwarf Galaxies are a Global Affair
  2. April 30, 2009 - Finding starburst galaxies
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Lake Tahoe Region In U.S. May Be Due For Major Earthquake
Background


Solid helium

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Supersolids seen in new light
  2. May 1, 2009 - Frozen helium-4 may be an unusual 'superglass'
Background


Kervaire invariants

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Hidden riddle of shapes solved
Background


Galaxy smoothness

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?
Background


SETI@home

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - SETI@home completes a decade of ET search
Background


Neutrino detectors

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Officials break ground for the world's most advanced neutrino experiment
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - The space giant is coming
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. May 2, 2009 - Lights Out for Dark Matter Claim?
  2. May 2, 2009 - Another clue in the case for dark matter
  3. May 4, 2009 - Fermi telescope explores high-energy 'space invaders' - also here
  4. May 5, 2009 - Dark matter intrigue deepens
  5. May 5, 2009 - High-energy Electrons Could Come from Pulsars -- or Dark Matter
  6. May 7, 2009 - Dark matter signal recedes into the shadows
Background


B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. May 3, 2009 - Super-Sensors to Measure 'Signature' of Inflationary Universe - also here
Background, Background



Life sciences


Macrophages

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - New study overturns orthodoxy on how macrophages kill bacteria - also here
Background


Lymphatic system development

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Building the lymphatic drainage system - also here
Background


SUMO, chromatin remodeling, and gene regulation

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - SUMO protein guides chromatin remodeler to suppress genes - also here
Background, Background


Mimivirus

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Findings uncover new details about mysterious virus - also here
  2. April 28, 2009 - Mimivirus up close
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism - also here
Background


Blood cell development

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Discovery a key to blood cell development - also here
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - The limits of life on Earth extended... in water
  2. April 30, 2009 - In Ocean's Depths, Heat-Loving 'Extremophile' Evolves a Strange Molecular Trick
Background


Modeling extinction of mutating viruses

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Mathematical Model Used To Explain Viral Extinction
Background, Background


Cellular stress adaptation

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Level of cellular stress determines longevity of retinal cells - also here
Background


Gene expression and chromosomal topography

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - To Understand the Blueprint of Life, Crumple It
Background, Background


RNA evolution

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Scientists make molecules that evolve, compete, mimick behavior of Darwin's finches - also here
Background


RSV matrix protein

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Matrix protein key to fighting viruses - also here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Protein effects of hormone replacement therapy uncovered - also
Background


Circadian clock proteins

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - PER:PER protein pair required for circadian clock function - also here
Background


Cellular targets of bacterial toxins

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Researchers Make Significant Strides In Identifying Cause Of Bacterial Infections
Background, Background


Nonsense-mediated decay of RNA

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Recycler protein helps prevent disease - also here
Background, Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa - also here
  2. May 5, 2009 - Scientists explore new way to change cell's identity
Background


MicroRNA regulation

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - When cells reach out and touch - also here
Background


Cowpea mosaic virus

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Scientists determine workings of potentially useful virus - also here
Background


Gcn5, acetylation, and gene transcription

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Key function in protein, cell transcription identified
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. May 2, 2009 - Did asbestos help life evolve?
Background


ELF4 and CD8 T cells

References:
  1. May 3, 2009 - Process controlling T cell growth and production identified - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Oleoylethanolamide and long-term memory

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Fatty Foods May Boost Memory
  2. April 27, 2009 - Dietary fats trigger long-term memory formation - also here
  3. April 27, 2009 - Fatty foods 'offer memory boost'
Background


Reading

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading - also here
Background, Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Autism may be linked to being firstborn, breech births or moms 35 or older - also here
  2. April 28, 2009 - Researchers find first common autism gene
  3. April 28, 2009 - Step Forward in Autism Genetics
  4. April 28, 2009 - First common genetic risk factors for autism demonstrated
  5. April 28, 2009 - Connectivity may play role in autism
  6. April 28, 2009 - Genes 'have key role in autism'
  7. April 29, 2009 - Gene variant found in 65% of autism cases
  8. April 29, 2009 - Researchers find first common autism gene
  9. April 29, 2009 - First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights
  10. April 29, 2009 - Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells
  11. April 29, 2009 - Researchers find common genetic variations in autistic people
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - National study to identify genetic variants in schizophrenia
  2. April 30, 2009 - Genetic variant impairs communication within the brain - also here
Background


Short-term memory

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Some Short-term Memories Die Suddenly, No Fading - also here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Study suggests new target for treatment of depression - also here
  2. April 28, 2009 - Depression linked with accumulation of visceral fat - also here
  3. May 2, 2009 - Drugs 'can help mild depression'
Background


Visual expertise

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Study suggests left-side bias in visual expertise - also here
Background


Object recognition

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - A glimpse at vision: First impressions count - also here
Background


Word recognition

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Brain processes written words as unique 'objects' - also here
  2. April 29, 2009 - Research suggests words are seen as units and processed quickly
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Oxytocin: Love potion #1? - also here
Background


Glutamate and migraine

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Researchers pinpoint the mechanisms of self-control in the brain - also here
  2. May 1, 2009 - The Science of Self-Control
Background


The hippocampus and reward processing

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - The hippocampus plays a fundamental role in the computing of uncertainty - also here
Background


Single neurons and brain activity

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - A Single Neuron Can Change the Activity of the Whole Brain
Background


Caffeine

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine - also here
Background


Long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb

References:
  1. May 3, 2009 - Neuroscientists discover long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb
Background, Background


Genetics of culture

References:
  1. May 3, 2009 - Culture May Be Encoded in DNA
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Cholesterol drugs may cut risk of prostate cancer
  2. April 27, 2009 - Group recommends baseline prostate testing at 40
  3. April 27, 2009 - Nanosensor Arrays 'Smell' Cancer
  4. April 27, 2009 - American Urological Association Counters Mainstream Recommendations With New Best Practice Statement On PSA Testing
  5. April 27, 2009 - Statins May Exert Influence On Prostate Cancer Growth By Reducing Inflammation
  6. April 27, 2009 - How An Antibody Helps The Immune System Reject Cancer
  7. April 27, 2009 - Hormone Therapy Offers Potential Protective Effect Against Colon Cancer In Older Women
  8. April 27, 2009 - Onyx/Bayer drug Nexavar flunks skin cancer trial
  9. April 28, 2009 - Survival extended by Dendreon cancer vaccine - also here
  10. April 28, 2009 - Acrylamide in food does not up lung cancer risk
  11. April 28, 2009 - DNA protecting protein helps cancer drug to kill cells - also here
  12. April 28, 2009 - Topical cream studied as way to treat skin cancer without the knife - also here
  13. April 28, 2009 - Experimental drug shows promise against head and neck cancer - also here
  14. April 28, 2009 - Gene alterations associated with response to anthracycline therapy for breast cancer - also here
  15. April 28, 2009 - New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer - also here
  16. April 28, 2009 - Statins alter prostate cancer patients' PSA levels - also here
  17. April 28, 2009 - Dietary acrylamide not associated with increased lung cancer risk in men - also here
  18. April 28, 2009 - A longer lasting tumor blocker - also here
  19. April 28, 2009 - Gene Expression Ratio Test Predicts Outcome In Mesothelioma Patients Treated With Surgery
  20. April 28, 2009 - Antibody Targeting The Protein FGFR3 Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth
  21. April 28, 2009 - Prostate cancer vaccine extends survival in study
  22. April 28, 2009 - Doctors urge baseline test for prostate cancer - also here
  23. April 29, 2009 - Controversial vaccine fights prostate cancer
  24. April 29, 2009 - Prostate cancer immunotherapy significantly prolongs survival in men with advanced prostate cancer
  25. April 29, 2009 - Finding will improve accuracy of cancer diagnosis
  26. April 29, 2009 - Major Statin Study Reveals Several Important Findings For Reducing Prostate Cancer And Disease
  27. April 29, 2009 - Vitamin K With Sorafenib Showed Anti-tumor Effects In Pancreas Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  28. April 29, 2009 - Over-40s may benefit from aspirin
  29. April 29, 2009 - Study bolsters hopes for prostate cancer vaccine rejected by FDA
  30. April 30, 2009 - NASA's ENose can sense brain cancer cells - also here
  31. April 30, 2009 - Study validates means to measure possible leukemia marker - also here
  32. April 30, 2009 - Mother-daughter breast density study points way to earlier cancer risk assessment - also here
  33. April 30, 2009 - Drug Therapy Reduces Neuroblastoma Tumor Growth In Pre-clinical Investigation
  34. April 30, 2009 - Certain Ecologic Factors Associated With Greater Risk Of Bladder Cancer
  35. April 30, 2009 - Men Treated For Localized Prostate Cancer Could Benefit From Pomegranate Juice Consumption
  36. April 30, 2009 - New Study Argues For CT Colonography As Primary Colon Cancer Screening Test
  37. May 1, 2009 - Drug combo helps with repeat cancers in women
  38. May 1, 2009 - Can kidney disease cause cancer? - also here
  39. May 1, 2009 - Improved Detection Of Bladder Tumors Reduces Cancer Recurrence
  40. May 1, 2009 - TIP30 Inhibits Lung Cancer Metastasis, Study Suggests
  41. May 3, 2009 - Early detection of lung cancer - also here
  42. May 3, 2009 - Personalized treatment for early lung cancer - also here
  43. May 3, 2009 - Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Fresh Pot of Tea Strikes Anticancer Gold
  2. April 28, 2009 - NanoViagra
  3. April 30, 2009 - New technology shows promise against resistant staph infections - also here
  4. April 30, 2009 - Cutaneous Application Of Nanoparticles Offers Hope For Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction
  5. May 3, 2009 - Nano-delivery could help tackle HIV
  6. May 3, 2009 - Nanotechnology holds promise for STD drug delivery - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Heart attacks: The tipping point - also here
  2. April 27, 2009 - Different treatment options in chronic coronary artery disease - also here
  3. April 28, 2009 - Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease
  4. April 28, 2009 - ASA Plus Clopidogrel Reduces Heart Attack Risk In Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome, Study Suggests
  5. April 29, 2009 - Excessive increase in heart rate before exercise doubles risk of sudden cardiac death in later life - also here
  6. April 29, 2009 - Researchers identify stroke predictors in black patients
  7. April 29, 2009 - Stroke Predictors In Black Patients Identified
  8. April 30, 2009 - Controlling cholesterol, blood pressure adds up to prevent stroke
  9. April 30, 2009 - Potential lung disease biomarkers yield clues to COX-2 inhibitor side effects - also here
  10. April 30, 2009 - Urine screening test may one day predict coronary artery disease - also here
  11. May 1, 2009 - Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Novel role of protein in generating amyloid-beta peptide - also here
  2. April 27, 2009 - Neuronal Growth Factor Receptor -- Long Implicated In Alzheimer's Disease -- May Actually Protect The Neuron
  3. April 29, 2009 - Lower Dementia Drug Dose Boosts Brain Function, Cuts Side Effects
  4. April 30, 2009 - Research Finds Photos More Useful Than Words for Memory Recall - also here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - 'Autoantibodies' may be created in response to bacterial DNA - also here
  2. April 28, 2009 - Understanding a target of quinoline drugs - also here
Background


Influenza vaccine

References:
  1. April 27, 2009 - Universal flu vaccine holds promise - also here
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - "Good" cholesterol may guard against MS disability
  2. April 29, 2009 - Cancer pill 'offers MS benefits'
  3. April 30, 2009 - New pill to treat multiple sclerosis - also here
  4. April 30, 2009 - Gray matter under attack in multiple sclerosis - also here
  5. April 30, 2009 - Glutamate identified as predictor of disease progression in multiple sclerosis - also here
  6. April 30, 2009 - Adding steroid drug to MS treatment may reduce disease activity - also here
  7. April 30, 2009 - Tablet to treat multiple sclerosis seen as huge step forward
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Re-awakening old genes to help in the fight against HIV - also here
  2. April 30, 2009 - A new path for HIV entry
  3. April 30, 2009 - HIV's undercover route to infection
  4. April 30, 2009 - New view of HIV entry may lead to next generation of inhibitors - also here
  5. April 30, 2009 - Cancer-causing virus associated with higher risk of new HIV infection - also here
  6. May 1, 2009 - Ancestor of HIV in primates may be surprisingly young - also here
  7. May 2, 2009 - If Started Early, HIV Treatment Reduces Death Rates Toward Background Levels In African Countries
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 28, 2009 - Majority Of New Cases Of Diabetes In Older U.S. Adults Could Be Prevented By Following Modestly Healthier Lifestyles
  2. April 29, 2009 - Potential preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Simulated gene therapy - also here
  2. April 29, 2009 - Gene-laden Bubbles Grow New Blood Vessels
  3. May 3, 2009 - Moving gene therapy forward with mobile DNA - also here
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - New clinical study probes how light fights psoriasis - also here
  2. May 1, 2009 - Two-pronged Attack Works Best For Psoriasis Treatment
  3. May 8, 2009 - Home light therapy psoriasis hope
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Parkinson's: Neurons destroyed by 3 simultaneous strikes - also here
  2. April 30, 2009 - Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified - also here, here
  3. May 1, 2009 - Gangliosides May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - Researchers report oral delivery system for RNAi therapeutics
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. April 29, 2009 - New weapon fights hepatitis C
  2. April 29, 2009 - Studies: Drug shows promise against hepatitis C
  3. April 30, 2009 - Added anti-viral improves response, halves duration of hepatitis C treatment - also here
  4. April 30, 2009 - Diabetes, Obesity And Hypertension Increase Mortality In Hepatitis C Patients
Background


H1N1 influenza

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - 1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses, study says - also here
Background, Background


Alcohol, wine, and longevity

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Half a glass of wine a day may boost life expectancy by five years - also here
  2. May 5, 2009 - A little wine may make for a longer life
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Scientists shed light on inner workings of human embryonic stem cells - also here
  2. April 30, 2009 - Better Targeting Of Stem Cells As Medication: Arteriosclerosis May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
Background


Allergy/asthma switch

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Scientists find the cellular on and off switch for allergies and asthma - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. April 30, 2009 - Decrease in sense of smell seen in lupus patients - also here
  2. May 8, 2009 - People with lupus often have poor sense of smell
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 1, 2009 - White tea -- the solution to the obesity epidemic? - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 2, 2009 - Pigeon tests positive for H5N1 in Hong Kong
Background


MicroRNA and diabetes

References:
  1. May 2, 2009 - MicroRNA Protects Beta Cells
Background, Background


Narcolepsy

References:
  1. May 3, 2009 - Genetic study confirms the immune system's role in narcolepsy
  2. May 4, 2009 - Narcolepsy: A Case of the Body Attacking Itself?
  3. May 4, 2009 - Immune fault 'link' to narcolepsy
  4. May 5, 2009 - Narcolepsy linked to immune system
  5. May 6, 2009 - Narcolepsy confirmed as autoimmune disorder
Background


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