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Volume 8, Number 27
July 6, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

String theory and quantum critical states
Superconductivity
Ωb-minus
Brain-computer interface
Water on Mars
Herschel telescope
Carbon nanotubes
Earthquakes
Distant galaxy clusters
Robotic vision
Global warming
Microfluidics
GEMS polarized x-ray mission
Midsize black holes
Plant regulation of CO2
Binary stars with protoplanetary disks
Cold dust map of the Milky Way
Grid computing
Quantum communication
Photovoltaics
Photonic transistors
M87's black hole
Pulsars
Quantum cryptography
Planck telescope
Quantum computing
Planetary nebulae
Cosmic strings
Nanotechnology

Life sciences

Horizontal gene transfer in archaea
Mitochondrial coupling
Influenza viruses
Flower evolution
Aquatic animal evolution
Induced pluripotent stem cells
DNA repair
T cells
Innate immune system
Reactivation of cancer-causing herpes virus
Rapamycin and memory T cells
Protein folding and longevity
Salamander limb regeneration
Heart progenitor cells
Telomerase and Wnt signaling
X chromosome inactivation
Centromeres
Circadian rhythm and salt balance
Bioinformatics
Evolutionary fitness strategies
Inefficient transmission of H1N1 influenza virus
Mitochondria, cancer, and evolution
DNA insertion/deletion mutations
Cholesterol regulation
Mitotic spindle protein
Evidence of early life
Oxygenase enzymes and RNA splicing
Fas and apoptosis
MicroRNA and vascular muscle cells
Interleukin-21

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Histamine and alcohol consumption
Neural stem cells and Notch receptors
Language and categorization
Unconsciously motivated behavior
Nitric oxide signaling in the brain
Autism
Innate grammatical understanding
Schizophrenia
Wnt, neural stem cells, and oligodendrocytes
Genetics of perfect pitch
Biogenic amine-gated chloride channels

Health and medicine

Celiac disease
Antioxidants
Avian flu
Rheumatoid arthritis
Nanobiotechnology
Cardiovascular disease
Lupus
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Cancer biology
AIDS
Diabetes
Gene therapy
C-reactive protein and heart disease
Parkinson's disease
Stress, cortisol, and cardiovascular disease
Ghrelin and alcohol dependence
Tuberculosis
Metabolic syndrome
Sleep and inflammation
Stem cells
Mathematical model of metastasis
Antibiotics
Testing of vitamin D and fish oil supplements
Cancer stem cells
Obesity



Physical sciences and technology


String theory and quantum critical states

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Physical reality of string theory demonstrated - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - New insights, and a new angle, on high-temperature superconductivity
Background


Ωb-minus

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Fermilab's CDF observes Omega-sub-b baryon - also here
  2. July 1, 2009 - Mass mismatch makes mystery for proton's strange cousin
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Reading the brain without poking it
  2. June 29, 2009 - Real-time Control Of Wheelchair With Brain Waves
  3. June 29, 2009 - Toyota technology has brain waves move wheelchair
  4. July 2, 2009 - Brain-Controlled Wheelchair Is "95 Percent Accurate"
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Geological landforms indicate 'recent' warm weather on Mars
  2. June 29, 2009 - Landforms on Mars Add to Evidence for Recent Water
  3. July 2, 2009 - "Diamond Dust" Snow Falls Nightly on Mars
  4. July 2, 2009 - Many characteristics of Mars, including ice, are similar to Earth
  5. July 2, 2009 - Mars data published in Science this week - also here
  6. July 2, 2009 - The Dirt on Mars Lander Soil Findings
  7. July 2, 2009 - Details of Snowfall on Mars Explained
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Herschel Opens Its Infrared Eyes
  2. July 1, 2009 - Herschel-Hubble spirals combined
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Nanotubes weigh the atom - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Radar lets NASA see beneath surface of faults
Background


Distant galaxy clusters

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Largest ever survey of very distant galaxy clusters completed - also here
  2. July 16, 2009 - Large survey of distant galaxy clusters
Background


Robotic vision

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Human-like vision lets robots navigate naturally
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Super-size deposits of frozen carbon threat to climate change - also here
  2. June 30, 2009 - Particulate Pollution Combined With Airborne Soot Adds To Global Warming
  3. June 30, 2009 - Permafrost melting a growing climate threat
  4. July 1, 2009 - Permafrost melting a growing concern
  5. July 1, 2009 - Earth's most prominent rainfall feature creeping northward
  6. July 1, 2009 - The least sea ice in 800 years - also here
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - New lab-on-a-chip measures mechanics of bacteria colonies - also here
Background


GEMS polarized x-ray mission

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Proposed NASA Mission Could Explore Twisted Space Around Black Holes
Background, Background


Midsize black holes

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - New class of black holes discovered - also here
  2. July 1, 2009 - New Class of Black Hole Found?
  3. July 1, 2009 - New Class of Black Holes Discovered
  4. July 1, 2009 - Finally, an Average Black Hole
  5. July 1, 2009 - New Observations Suggest Mid-Size Black Holes Exist
  6. July 1, 2009 - X-rays are smoking gun for middleweight black holes
  7. July 1, 2009 - Astronomers Size Up a Candidate for Midsize Black Hole
  8. July 1, 2009 - XMM-Newton discovers a new class of black holes
  9. July 2, 2009 - Black holes: now available in size 'M'
  10. July 3, 2009 - New Candidates for Midsize Black Holes
  11. July 6, 2009 - Team May Have Found Intermediate Black Hole
Background


Plant regulation of CO2

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Plants Save the Earth from an Icy Doom - also here
  2. July 2, 2009 - Green power saved earth from iceball fate
  3. July 2, 2009 - Plant life saved Earth from an icy fate
Background


Binary stars with protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Astronomers discover pair of solar systems in the making - also here
Background


Cold dust map of the Milky Way

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Astronomer's new guide to the galaxy: Largest map of cold dust revealed - also here
  2. July 6, 2009 - Where Tomorrow's Stars Will Be Born
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Data-Taking Dress Rehearsal Proves World's Largest Computing Grid is Ready for LHC Restart
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Scientists develop novel ion trap for sensing force and light - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Record-breaking solar cells are tailored to their location
Background


Photonic transistors

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Laser light switch could leave transistors in the shade
  2. July 2, 2009 - Single molecule switches light
  3. July 3, 2009 - Optical Transistor Made From Single Molecule
Background


M87's black hole

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - VLBA Locates Origin of Superenergetic Bursts Near Giant Black Hole - also here, here, here
  2. July 2, 2009 - Mysterious Light Originates Near A Galaxy's Black Hole
  3. July 6, 2009 - Relativistic jets originate close to a black hole's pull
  4. September 14, 2009 - Astrophysics: High Energy Galactic Particle Accelerator Located - also here
Background, Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Fermi Telescope reveals a population of radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsars - also here
  2. July 7, 2009 - Dozens Of Newly Discovered Pulsars Probed By NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Researchers unite to distribute quantum keys - also here
Background


Planck telescope

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - Coolest spacecraft ever in orbit around L2 - also here
  2. July 3, 2009 - Planck achieves ultra-cold state
  3. July 7, 2009 - Coldest Known Object in Space Is Very Unnatural
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - Physicists Demonstrate Quantum Memory with Matter Qubits
Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - Wild Fireworks Spotted in Space
  2. July 6, 2009 - Fireworks Display In The Helix Nebula
  3. July 20, 2009 - Scientists discovers 'firework' display in Helix Nebula
Background


Cosmic strings

References:
  1. July 4, 2009 - Cosmic 'whips' may have left their mark
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 5, 2009 - Tubules 'Grown' From Droplets
Background



Life sciences


Horizontal gene transfer in archaea

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - A taskmaster transcription factor
Background, Background


Mitochondrial coupling

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Super-sleepers could help super-sizers - also here
Background, Background


Influenza viruses

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Dynasty: Influenza virus in 1918 and today - also here
  2. June 30, 2009 - Researchers describe the 90-year evolution of swine flu - also here
Background, Background


Flower evolution

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Study of flower color shows evolution in action - also here
Background


Aquatic animal evolution

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Safer stem cells for therapy
  2. July 2, 2009 - Embryonic stem cells, reprogrammed skin cells have inherent differences - also here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Researchers uncover process involved in DNA repair
  2. July 2, 2009 - Methane-producing molecule can also repair DNA - also here
  3. July 2, 2009 - DNA's repair system studied in hopes of better cancer treatments
Background


T cells

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - New control system of the body discovered
Background, Background


Innate immune system

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Chain Reaction Of The Immune System Frozen
Background


Reactivation of cancer-causing herpes virus

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Scientists Tackle Viral Mysteries
Background


Rapamycin and memory T cells

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Transplant drug turns traitor to tackle viruses
Background


Protein folding and longevity

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Scientists find a biological 'fountain of youth' in new world bat caves - also here
Background, Background


Salamander limb regeneration

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Regenerated legs no big trick for salamanders
  2. July 1, 2009 - Salamanders don't regrow limbs from scratch
  3. July 1, 2009 - Limbs regrow without pluripotency
  4. July 1, 2009 - Salamander Discovery Could Lead to Human Limb Regeneration
  5. July 1, 2009 - Salamander cells remember their origins in limb regeneration
  6. July 1, 2009 - Salamanders, regenerative wonders, heal like mammals, people - also here
Background


Heart progenitor cells

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Human heart master cells identified
  2. July 1, 2009 - How to fix a broken heart?
  3. July 1, 2009 - Human cardiac master stem cells identified
  4. July 2, 2009 - Scientists Find Heart Stem Cells
  5. July 2, 2009 - Scientists find master heart cell
  6. July 5, 2009 - Scientists find molecule that regulates heart size by using zebrafish screening model - also here
Background


Telomerase and Wnt signaling

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Discovery pinpoints new connection between cancer cells, stem cells - also here
Background, Background, Background


X chromosome inactivation

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - New study rewrites textbook on key genetic phenomenon - also here
  2. July 3, 2009 - First Evidence That Female Human Embryos Adjust The Balance Of X
Background


Centromeres

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Portuguese scientists working on chromosome segregation - also here
Background


Circadian rhythm and salt balance

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Clocking salt levels in the blood: A link between the circadian rhythm and salt balance - also here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - New e-science service could accelerate cancer research
Background


Evolutionary fitness strategies

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Key to evolutionary fitness: Cut the calories - also here
Background


Inefficient transmission of H1N1 influenza virus

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Study: H1N1 flu virus ill-suited for rapid transmission, but new strain bears watching, could mutate - also here
  2. July 2, 2009 - Study: New flu inefficient in attacking people
Background, Background


Mitochondria, cancer, and evolution

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Scientists reveal connection between cancer and human evolution - also here
Background, Background, Background


DNA insertion/deletion mutations

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Secrets revealed about how disease-causing DNA mutations occur - also here
Background


Cholesterol regulation

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Newly discovered gene regulates balance of 'bad' cholesterol
Background, Background


Mitotic spindle protein

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Protein In The Envelope Enclosing The Cell Nucleus
Background


Evidence of early life

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Biogenic Origin For Earth's Oldest Putative Microfossils
Background


Oxygenase enzymes and RNA splicing

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - Oxygen key to 'cut and paste' of genes - also here
Background


Fas and apoptosis

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases - also here
Background


MicroRNA and vascular muscle cells

References:
  1. July 3, 2009 - MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels - also here
  2. July 19, 2009 - Genetic Factors That Hold Promise For Treatment Of Vascular Diseases
Background, Background


Interleukin-21

References:
  1. July 4, 2009 - Immunology: Interleukin-21 Keeps Defense Cells In Good Trim
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Studies of blind reveal how we think about other people
  2. June 30, 2009 - Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making - also here
  3. June 30, 2009 - Imaging study shows decrease in empathic responses to outsiders - also here
  4. July 1, 2009 - Brain's response muted when we see other races in pain
Background


Histamine and alcohol consumption

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Histamine Affects Alcohol-related Behavior
Background


Neural stem cells and Notch receptors

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Neural stem cell differentiation factor discovered - also here
Background, Background


Language and categorization

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Expressing comparisons is possible even without language, researchers find
Background, Background


Unconsciously motivated behavior

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - When you don't know what you want - also here
Background


Nitric oxide signaling in the brain

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Health Benefits Of Molecule Associated With Male Sexual Arousal Examined
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Problem pregnancy 'autism risk'
Background


Innate grammatical understanding

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - 2-year-olds possess grammatical insights
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Schizophrenia risk gets more complex
  2. July 1, 2009 - Study shows that a combination of common genetic variations can lead to schizophrenia
  3. July 1, 2009 - Gene variants linked to higher schizophrenia risk
  4. July 1, 2009 - Gene clues to schizophrenia risk
  5. July 2, 2009 - Schizophrenia Linked For First Time To Specific Chromosome Region
  6. July 2, 2009 - Many Genetic Contributions To Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder Discovered
  7. July 6, 2009 - Immune System Linked To Schizophrenia
Background


Wnt, neural stem cells, and oligodendrocytes

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - New clue into how brain stem cells develop into cells which repair damaged tissue
  2. July 1, 2009 - MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails - also here
Background, Background


Genetics of perfect pitch

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Perfect pitch study offers window into influences of nature and nurture - also here
Background


Biogenic amine-gated chloride channels

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Researchers find new actions of neurochemicals - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Celiac disease

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Recurrent month ulcers suggest celiac disease
  2. July 1, 2009 - New study finds celiac disease 4 times more common than in 1950s - also here
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Antioxidant may boost exercise endurance
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Will two flus mix in Indonesia? Experts worry - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis drug clears hurdle
  2. June 30, 2009 - Increased Levels Of Certain Cytokines And Chemokines Predict Onset Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Computer-Guided Nanoparticle Therapy Destroys Tumors
  2. June 29, 2009 - Nanoscale 'Fountain Pen' Draws Therapeutic Nanodiamonds
  3. June 30, 2009 - Carbon Nanotubes Continue To Show Promise in Battle Against Cancer
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Researchers show new antioxidant could help treat cardiovascular disease
  2. June 29, 2009 - Early heart attack therapy with bone marrow extract improves cardiac function - also here
  3. June 29, 2009 - New tool finds best heart disease and stroke treatments for patients with diabetes - also here
  4. June 30, 2009 - Link found between history of periodontitis and cerebrovascular disease in men - also here
  5. June 30, 2009 - Biomarkers' ability to improve prediction of cardiovascular risk is modest - also here
  6. June 30, 2009 - Patients with moderate to severe periodontitis need evaluation for heart disease risk - also here
  7. July 1, 2009 - Lack of sleep could be more dangerous for women than men - also here
  8. July 1, 2009 - Lack of sleep 'hits women harder'
  9. July 1, 2009 - Following The Dietary Guidelines May Slow Heart Disease In Women
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Scientists find key culprits in lupus - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Cognitive tests a 'first step' to Alzheimer's diagnosis
  2. June 29, 2009 - Blood Flow In Alzheimer's Disease
  3. June 30, 2009 - Intense X-rays expose Alzheimer's disease
  4. July 1, 2009 - Alzheimer's research yields potential drug target - also here
  5. July 1, 2009 - Blood stem cell growth factor reverses memory decline in mice - also here
  6. July 2, 2009 - Solo life ups gene dementia risk
  7. July 3, 2009 - Lower risk of dementia for married or cohabiting people
  8. July 5, 2009 - Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'
  9. July 6, 2009 - Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Report: Prostate cancer screening has yet to prove its worth - also here
  2. June 29, 2009 - Purple sweet potato means increased amount of anti-cancer components - also here
  3. June 29, 2009 - New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer - also here
  4. June 29, 2009 - Second gene linked to familial testicular cancer - also here
  5. June 29, 2009 - Variation In Polyp Detection Rates At Screening Colonoscopy
  6. June 30, 2009 - Pfizer's Sutent fails in colon cancer, trial halted
  7. June 30, 2009 - Hunt for Blood Test to Determine Melanoma Survival Rates - also here
  8. June 30, 2009 - Metabolic factors may play a role in risk for breast cancer - also here, here
  9. June 30, 2009 - Vegetarians 'avoid more cancers'
  10. July 1, 2009 - PET-CT scanners reduce futile lung cancer surgery
  11. July 1, 2009 - Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment - also here
  12. July 1, 2009 - Study examines dietary influences of liver disease - also here
  13. July 1, 2009 - Protein Linked To Change In Tissue That Surround And Support Breast Tumors
  14. July 1, 2009 - Sound waves offer prostate hope
  15. July 1, 2009 - Europe approves AstraZeneca lung cancer drug
  16. July 2, 2009 - Birth weight appears associated with leukemia
  17. July 2, 2009 - New drug hits leukemia early
  18. July 2, 2009 - Predicting the return of prostate cancer: New study betters the odds of success - also here
  19. July 2, 2009 - Risk of breast cancer and a single-nucleotide polymorphism - also here
  20. July 2, 2009 - Hepatitis B virus mutations may predict risk of liver cancer - also here
  21. July 2, 2009 - Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years - also here
  22. July 2, 2009 - Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment - also here
  23. July 2, 2009 - What The Immune System Reveals About Breast Cancer
  24. July 3, 2009 - Prostate cancer screening still unproven: report
  25. July 3, 2009 - Risk Of Liver Cancer In Women With Hepatitis B Virus Infection Varies With Number Of Pregnancies
  26. July 5, 2009 - Researchers highlight new direction for drug discovery - also here
  27. July 5, 2009 - Genetic clue to brain cancer risk
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Novel epigenetic markers of melanoma may herald new treatments for patients - also here
  2. June 29, 2009 - Scientists discover novel mechanism that increases colorectal cancer risk - also here
  3. June 29, 2009 - A potent and selective anti-tumor agent on human gastric cancer
  4. June 30, 2009 - Scientists discover new information on spreading of cancer - also here
  5. July 1, 2009 - Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer - also here
  6. July 1, 2009 - Colorectal cancer: Researchers identify genetic markers for metastasis formation
  7. July 1, 2009 - Newly appreciated membrane estrogen receptor important therapeutic target for breast cancer - also here
  8. July 2, 2009 - Research reveals what drives lung cancer's spread - also here
  9. July 2, 2009 - Study identifies how tamoxifen stimulates uterine cell growth and cancer - also here
  10. July 3, 2009 - Harnessing Nanoparticles To Track Cancer Cell Changes
  11. July 5, 2009 - Variations in 5 genes raise risk for most common brain tumors - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Defense molecules in mouth found to inhibit infections from HIV
  2. June 30, 2009 - New non-drug fix for HIV?
  3. July 3, 2009 - Lifespan Of HIV-infected Cells Might Be Shorter Than Previously Believed
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Low blood sugar in hospital linked to higher death risk
  2. June 30, 2009 - Experiment seeks to head off Type 1 diabetes
  3. July 1, 2009 - Interferon alpha can delay full onset of type I diabetes - also here
  4. July 3, 2009 - 'Jumping gene' diminishes the effect of a new type 2 diabetes risk gene - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 29, 2009 - Synthetic Biology: Gene Therapy Gets Under The Skin
  2. July 1, 2009 - Researchers testing virus-gene therapy combination against melanoma - also here
Background


C-reactive protein and heart disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Study Refutes Protein's Role in Heart Attacks
  2. June 30, 2009 - Study Dismisses Protein's Role in Heart Disease
  3. July 7, 2009 - Current Search For Heart Disease Treatment May Not Be Fruitful
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - New findings on Parkinson's disease and effect on patient behavior - also here
Background


Stress, cortisol, and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows
Background


Ghrelin and alcohol dependence

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Discovery may provide new treatments for alcohol dependence - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 30, 2009 - Risk of tuberculosis from arthritis medication examined - also here
  2. June 30, 2009 - Scientists solve mystery about why HIV patients are more susceptible to TB infection - also here
  3. June 30, 2009 - Measurements fail to identify TB patients who could benefit from shorter treatment course - also here
  4. July 2, 2009 - Parkinson's drugs show promise in resistant TB
  5. July 3, 2009 - Existing Parkinson's disease drug may fight drug-resistant TB - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Lap-band weight-loss surgery can reverse metabolic syndrome in obese teens
Background, Background, Background


Sleep and inflammation

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Sleep Duration Is Associated With Variations In Levels Of Inflammatory Markers In Women
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 1, 2009 - Cell transplantation and cardiac repair - also here
Background


Mathematical model of metastasis

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Mathematical Model Predicts Factors Driving Tumor Invasion
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics
Background


Testing of vitamin D and fish oil supplements

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - Effectiveness of vitamin D, fish oil to be studied
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. July 2, 2009 - New targeted therapy finds and eliminates deadly leukemia stem cells - also here
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. July 5, 2009 - Mom's Weight During Pregnancy Affects Her Daughter's Risk Of Being Obese
Background


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