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Volume 8, Number 31
August 3, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Carbon nanotubes
Compact galaxies
Supercomputers
Sea level rise
Fullerenes
Nanotechnology
Earthquakes
Dark matter
Nanophotonics
Global warming
Supernovae gravitational waves
Dirac monopoles in Bose-Einstein condensates
Photovoltaics
Microfluidics
Cosmic rays
Nanoscale lasers
Betelgeuse
Graphene
Optical microresonator
Anthropogenic ocean damage
Top quarks
Terahertz technology
Solar system origins
Plasmonics
Large Hadron Collider
Efimov states
Supernova simulation

Life sciences

Early animals
DNA damage and disease
T cells
Group B streptococcus and immune suppression
Intercellular transmission of retroviruses
Genetic variability of proteins of the innate immune system
Natural killer cells
Brown adipose tissue from skin cells
Bacterial proteins
Paleolithic human population growth
Speciation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Replacement of clonal by sexual bryozoans
Atlastin and intracellular membrane fusion
Protein folding
DNA sequencing
Climate and human brain size
RNA polymerase II
Monocytes
Bacterial toxin-antitoxin system
Regulation of RNA degradation
Systems biology
P38MAPK and aging
Apoptosis
Chromatin
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Transposons and piRNA
Inhibition of RNA degradation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Orexin and brain reward systems
Dopamine, food reward, and weight gain
Dopamine and risk taking
Depression, cognitive function and sunlight
Reward-effect learning and dopamine
Learning from success
Bipolar disorder
Lucid dreaming and psychosis
Endocytosis of synaptic vesicles
Stress, corticosteroids, and habits
Sex differences in visual processing
Effects of amphetamines on gene expression
THC and memory loss

Health and medicine

Cancer
Connection between oral and general health
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Parkinson's disease
Drug discovery
MicroRNA and cancer
Cancer biology
AIDS
Stem cells
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Weight loss and depression
Multiple sclerosis
Malaria
Spinal cord repair
Mathematical oncology
Opioid receptors and food consumption
Mitochondrial disease and bacterial infection
Organic food
Appetite, leptin, and ghrelin
Gene therapy
Exercise and lipid levels
Obesity
Hepatitis B
Rheumatoid arthritis
Nanotech gene therapy for cancer
Resveratrol and inflammation
Anti-quorum-sensing control of bacteria
Autoimmune disease
Tuberculosis
Lupus
Hepatitis C
Cancer stem cells
The immune system and stroke damage



Physical sciences and technology


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Video shows nanotube spins as it grows - also here
  2. July 28, 2009 - Nanotubes sharpen X-ray vision
  3. July 28, 2009 - Teeny-tiny X-ray vision - also here
  4. July 29, 2009 - Nanotubes take flight: Scientists use nanomaterials to grow flying carpets, 'odako' kites - also here
Background


Compact galaxies

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Galaxy Zoo Hunters Help Astronomers Discover Rare 'Green Pea' Galaxies - also here
  2. July 27, 2009 - Total Amateurs Discover 'Green Pea' Galaxies
  3. July 28, 2009 - Nearby compact galaxies may shine light on early star formation
  4. July 28, 2009 - New Galaxy Class Discovered
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems - also here
Background


Sea level rise

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - New predictions for sea level rise - also here
Background, Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Nanophysics: Serving up Buckyballs on a silver platter - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Researchers Pressing on in Their Mission to Power the Nanodevices of Tomorrow
  2. July 27, 2009 - One nano-step closer to weighing a single atom - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - New study sheds light on earthquake hazard along San Andreas Fault
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Researchers Lead Race to Find Dark Matter
Background


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - New Optical Forces Revealed
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Global Ocean Surface Temperature Warmest On Record For June
  2. July 29, 2009 - Arctic tundra hotter, boosts global warming: expert
  3. August 1, 2009 - Cosmic meddling with the clouds by seven-day magic - also here
Background


Supernovae gravitational waves

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Supernova Starting Gun: Neutrinos
Background, Background


Dirac monopoles in Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Physicists Propose a Method to Observe Dirac Monopoles
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Scientists Study How to Stack the Deck for Organic Solar Power - also here
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - 'Microfluidic Palette' May Paint Clearer Picture of Biological Processes - also here
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Large Area Telescope explores high-energy particles - also here
Background


Nanoscale lasers

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers - also here
Background, Background


Betelgeuse

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Sharpest views of Betelgeuse reveal how supergiant stars lose mass - also here, here
  2. July 29, 2009 - Unveiling the True Face of a Mammoth Star
  3. July 29, 2009 - Big Fat Star Sheds Pounds Like Crazy
  4. July 29, 2009 - Sharp view of 'Orion's shoulder'
  5. July 31, 2009 - Betelgeuse: A Hotheaded Superstar
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Graphene Shows High Current Capacity and Thermal Conductivity - also here
  2. July 31, 2009 - From graphene to graphane, now the possibilities are endless - also here
Background


Optical microresonator

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Physicists develop multifunctional storage device for light - also here
Background


Anthropogenic ocean damage

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Humans 'damaging the oceans': research - also here
Background


Top quarks

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Making top quarks one at a time
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Closing the terahertz gap could lead to better nanodevices
Background


Solar system origins

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Meteorite Dust Hints at Solar System's Origins
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Plasmonics scores smoothness bull's eye
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Restart of big particle collider now November
Background


Efimov states

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Ultracold trios tell us more about Efimov states
Background


Supernova simulation

References:
  1. July 31, 2009 - Snapshots from inside an exploding star
  2. August 3, 2009 - Snapshot: The guts of a dying star
Background



Life sciences


Early animals

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows - also here
  2. July 28, 2009 - First Animals Evolved in Lakes, Not Oceans, Study Hints
Background


DNA damage and disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain - also here
Background


T cells

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Teasing apart T helper cells - also here
  2. July 31, 2009 - New Zinc Research Suggests Novel Therapeutic Targets
Background


Group B streptococcus and immune suppression

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Leading Pathogen In Newborns Can Suppress Immune Cell Function
Background


Intercellular transmission of retroviruses

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Why retroviruses such as HIV love their neighbors - also here
Background


Genetic variability of proteins of the innate immune system

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - How pathogens have shaped genes involved in our immune system - also here
Background


Natural killer cells

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - How the body's frontline immune cells decide which cells to destroy - also here
Background


Brown adipose tissue from skin cells

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Researchers find a way to make energy-using brown fat from skin cells
  2. July 29, 2009 - Fight Fat With More Fat
  3. July 29, 2009 - Creating Fat That Makes You Fit
  4. July 29, 2009 - Scientists create energy-burning brown fat in mice - also here
  5. August 1, 2009 - Using fat to fight the flab
Background, Background


Bacterial proteins

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Curves guide bacterial proteins
Background


Paleolithic human population growth

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Study finds human population expanded during late Stone Age
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Naming evolution's winners and losers
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Reprogramming Human Cells Without Inserting Genes - also here
Background


Replacement of clonal by sexual bryozoans

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Environmental change drives evolutionary change -- eventually - also here
Background


Atlastin and intracellular membrane fusion

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Little-known protein found to be key player - also here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein - also here
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - The 15-Minute Genome: Faster, Cheaper Genome Sequencing On The Way
Background


Climate and human brain size

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Did an ice age boost human brain size?
Background


RNA polymerase II

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Gene transcribing machine takes halting, backsliding trip along the DNA - also here
Background


Monocytes

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Unexpected reservoir of monocytes discovered in the spleen - also here
  2. August 3, 2009 - Finally, the Spleen Gets Some Respect
Background


Bacterial toxin-antitoxin system

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Bacteria pack their own demise - also here
Background


Regulation of RNA degradation

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - New location found for regulation of RNA fate
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Systems Biology Recommended As A Clinical Approach To Cancer
Background


P38MAPK and aging

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Reducing Levels Of Specific Protein Delays Aging Of Multiple Tissues In Lab Mice
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Important Insight Into Apoptosis Or Programmed Cell Death
Background


Chromatin

References:
  1. July 31, 2009 - Engineer Provides Insights to Decades-Old DNA Squabble - also here
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. July 31, 2009 - Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together - also here
Background


Transposons and piRNA

References:
  1. July 31, 2009 - How the cell represses mobile genetic elements
Background, Background


Inhibition of RNA degradation

References:
  1. August 1, 2009 - New Location Found For Regulation Of RNA Fate
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - 'Cuddle chemical' helps autistics recognise emotions
Background


Orexin and brain reward systems

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Just expecting a tasty food activates brain reward systems - also here
Background


Dopamine, food reward, and weight gain

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Dopamine-related Activity Of Food Reward Circuits In The Brain And Weight Gain
Background, Background, Background


Dopamine and risk taking

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Lazy gene favours adventurous choices
Background


Depression, cognitive function and sunlight

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Darkness linked to 'brain drain' in depressed people - also here
Background


Reward-effect learning and dopamine

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - How the carrot approach facilitates learning - also here
Background, Background


Learning from success

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Why we learn more from our successes than our failures - also here
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - If bipolar disorder is over-diagnosed, what are the actual diagnoses? - also here
Background


Lucid dreaming and psychosis

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - New links between lucid dreaming and psychosis could revive dream therapy in psychiatry - also here
Background


Endocytosis of synaptic vesicles

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Protein 'Tweek' rare but critical in synaptic process - also here
Background


Stress, corticosteroids, and habits

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Stressed brains rely on habit
  2. July 30, 2009 - Flustered Rats Stuck in a Rut
  3. July 30, 2009 - Stress rewires the brain to make rats creatures of habit
Background


Sex differences in visual processing

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Men better at distance vision due to hunter-gatherer past: study
  2. July 31, 2009 - Men see big picture, women focus on detail
  3. July 31, 2009 - Men better than women at distance vision
Background, Background


Effects of amphetamines on gene expression

References:
  1. July 31, 2009 - Drug-proof zebrafish reveal secrets of addiction - also here
Background, Background


THC and memory loss

References:
  1. August 1, 2009 - Scientists find cannabis trigger for forgetfulness
  2. August 3, 2009 - How cannabis makes you forget
  3. August 4, 2009 - How Marijuana Causes Memory Deficits
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Tiny ovarian tumors lurk for years, study finds
  2. July 27, 2009 - Many prostate cancers grow too slowly to kill
  3. July 27, 2009 - Surgery remans an option for advanced lung cancer - also here
  4. July 27, 2009 - Could therapeutic vaccines treat hard to beat breast cancers? - also here
  5. July 27, 2009 - Smoking increases potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer - also here
  6. July 27, 2009 - In the modern post-PSA era, prostate cancer surgery may not be necessary for some patients - also here
  7. July 27, 2009 - Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer - also here
  8. July 27, 2009 - Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy - also here
  9. July 27, 2009 - Racial disparity of breast cancer deaths baffles researchers
  10. July 28, 2009 - Ariad Pharma says breast cancer drug shows promise - also here
  11. July 28, 2009 - Many prostate cancers don't need radical therapy
  12. July 28, 2009 - Common household pesticides linked to childhood cancer cases in Washington area
  13. July 28, 2009 - Tiny early-stage ovarian tumors define early detection challenge
  14. July 28, 2009 - New drug for children with high-risk leukemia - also here
  15. July 28, 2009 - MEK4, genistein and invasion of human prostate cancer cells - also here
  16. July 28, 2009 - Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma - also here
  17. July 28, 2009 - Team uses artificial intelligence to diagnose metastatic cancer - also here
  18. July 29, 2009 - Throat cancer from HPV proves treatable
  19. July 29, 2009 - Study questions Pap smears for under-25s
  20. July 29, 2009 - Physician trust, early screening reduces disparities for prostate cancer - also here
  21. July 29, 2009 - EphA2-targeted therapy delivers chemo directly to ovarian cancer cells - also here
  22. July 29, 2009 - Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer - also here
  23. July 29, 2009 - EU backs broader label for Avastin in breast cancer
  24. July 30, 2009 - Exercise matters long after cancer diagnosis
  25. July 30, 2009 - New method predicts which brain tumors will respond to drug - also here
  26. July 30, 2009 - Researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma - also here
  27. July 30, 2009 - Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer - also here
  28. July 30, 2009 - Mayo researchers find race has role in incidence, survival of rare brain tumor - also here
  29. July 30, 2009 - Scientists show Schistosoma haematobium direct link to tumours
  30. July 30, 2009 - SAMe is effective in preventing formation of primary liver cancer in rats - also here
  31. July 31, 2009 - Jury's still out on green tea for preventing cancer
  32. July 31, 2009 - Racial disparities for one type of tumor disappear
  33. July 31, 2009 - AIDS patients face higher risk of HPV-related cancers as immunosuppression grows
  34. July 31, 2009 - Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests - also here
  35. August 1, 2009 - Drug cuts diabetics' pancreatic cancer risk: study
  36. August 1, 2009 - Common diabetic therapy reduces risk of pancreatic cancer, study finds - also here
  37. August 1, 2009 - All-biologic Regimen Efficacious And Well-tolerated In Elderly Lung Cancer Patients, Study Suggests
  38. August 1, 2009 - Breast Cancer Hormone Receptor Status And Risk Of A Second Primary Tumor
  39. August 1, 2009 - Feeding cancers softens them up for attack
  40. August 2, 2009 - Experts find new targets to stop breast cancer
  41. August 2, 2009 - Variation in prostate stem cell antigen gene raises bladder cancer risk - also here
  42. August 2, 2009 - Study finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy - also here
  43. August 2, 2009 - Differences identified in treatments of of patients with second primary lung cancers versus primary lung cancer - also here
  44. August 2, 2009 - Lung Cancer: Diagnostic Tools And Innovative Therapies Improve Patient Prognosis
  45. August 2, 2009 - Epigenetic Signature Changes In Low Oxygen Levels May Contribute To Prostate Cancer Development
  46. August 2, 2009 - Flawed gene link to ovary cancer
Background


Connection between oral and general health

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Tooth decay, bleeding gums may herald chronic ills
Background, Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Have high blood pressure? Aim for 140/90: study
  2. July 27, 2009 - High blood pressure may lead to 'silent' strokes - also here
  3. July 27, 2009 - Heart failure: Women different than men
  4. July 27, 2009 - Dairy for children 'extends life'
  5. July 28, 2009 - High pressure raises silent stroke risk
  6. July 28, 2009 - Some evidence that diets high in calcium and dairy products in childhood may lower mortality
  7. July 28, 2009 - High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk - also here
  8. July 29, 2009 - Freshly crushed garlic better for the heart than processed - also here
  9. July 29, 2009 - Reducing Salt Intake Can Lower Blood Pressure
  10. July 30, 2009 - Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk - also here
  11. July 30, 2009 - Cardiovascular risk after ischemic attack predicted by ultrasound - also here
  12. July 31, 2009 - New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing - also here
  2. July 27, 2009 - All-in-one nanoparticle: A Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine - also here
  3. July 28, 2009 - Targeted therapy from within
  4. July 28, 2009 - 'Doctor' particle decides when to release drug payload
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Curcumin May be Viable Supplement to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - How the pathology of Parkinson's disease spreads - also here
  2. August 1, 2009 - Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Navigating in the ocean of molecules - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Molecule plays early role in nonsmoking lung cancer - also here
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease - also here
  2. July 27, 2009 - Study reveals a reprogrammed role for the androgen receptor - also here
  3. July 27, 2009 - Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention - also here
  4. July 28, 2009 - Researchers uncover one force behind the MYC oncogene in many cancers - also here
  5. July 28, 2009 - A yeast cancer model for mapping cancer genes - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - HIV uses autophagy for its own means - also here
  2. July 27, 2009 - Earlier AIDS drug treatment would save 76,000 lives over 5 years
  3. July 28, 2009 - Brain cells have natural resistance to HIV
  4. August 2, 2009 - Gorillas are new source of HIV, scientists reveal
  5. August 2, 2009 - Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection
  6. August 2, 2009 - Gorilla HIV makes leap to humans
  7. August 3, 2009 - Scientists identify another variant of the virus that can cause AIDS
  8. August 3, 2009 - Scientists find new strain of HIV
  9. August 3, 2009 - Gorillas may be a source of AIDS, researchers find
  10. August 3, 2009 - Gorilla Virus in Our Midst
  11. August 3, 2009 - New HIV strain came from gorillas
  12. August 3, 2009 - From Gorilla To Human: A New Immunodeficiency Virus Found
  13. August 3, 2009 - New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Researchers soak up stem cell potential
  2. July 27, 2009 - Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases - also here
  3. July 28, 2009 - Male germ cells can be directly converted into other cell types - also here
  4. July 29, 2009 - Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications
  5. July 30, 2009 - Discovery of a mechanism controlling the fate of hematopoietic stem cells - also here
  6. July 31, 2009 - Scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Intensive glucose control halves complications of longstanding type 1 diabetes - also here
  2. July 29, 2009 - Diabetes gene raises odds of lower birth weight - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Blood flow in Alzheimer's disease
  2. July 29, 2009 - Alzheimer's clue found
  3. July 29, 2009 - Early warning: Key Alzheimer's brain changes observed in unimpaired older humans - also here
Background


Weight loss and depression

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Weight loss improves mood in depressed people
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Lilly, BioMS scrap MS drug after trial fails
  2. July 29, 2009 - Cognitive testing, gender and brain lesions may predict MS disease progression risk - also here
Background


Spinal cord repair

References:
  1. July 27, 2009 - Common, safe blue food dye may treat broken spines
  2. July 27, 2009 - Food dye lessens spinal injuries
  3. July 28, 2009 - Blue food dye may treat injured spines
  4. August 2, 2009 - Finding the Right Connection after Spinal Cord Injury
  5. August 2, 2009 - Severed axons regrow to target
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials - also here
  2. July 28, 2009 - Prenatal malaria exposure increases risk of malaria and anemia for some children
  3. July 29, 2009 - Malaria becoming more drug resistant
  4. July 29, 2009 - Ground Zero for Malaria Drug Resistance?
  5. July 29, 2009 - Drug-resistant malaria has emerged in Cambodia - also here
  6. July 30, 2009 - Unique immunization method provides insights about protective anti-malaria immune response
  7. July 31, 2009 - Key To Malaria Susceptibility In Children Discovered
Background


Mathematical oncology

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Forecasting cancer recurrence - also here
  2. July 28, 2009 - Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin - also here
Background, Background


Opioid receptors and food consumption

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - High-fat, high-sugar foods alter brain receptors
Background, Background


Mitochondrial disease and bacterial infection

References:
  1. July 28, 2009 - Stress signals link pre-existing sickness with susceptibility to bacterial infection - also here
Background


Organic food

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Organic food not healthier, study finds
  2. July 29, 2009 - Organic food 'no healthier than conventional'
  3. July 30, 2009 - Organic Food Not Nutritionally Better Than Conventionally-produced Food, Review Of Literature Shows
  4. July 29, 2009 - Organic 'has no health benefits'
Background


Appetite, leptin, and ghrelin

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - When eating and dieting, follow your gut
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Developing gene therapy to fight blindness
Background


Exercise and lipid levels

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Health benefits of physical activity more pronounced in women - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled - also here
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Does peripheral T-lymphocyte subpopulations correlate with hepatitis B virus load?
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. July 29, 2009 - Glaxo, Genmab drug meets goal in arthritis study
Background


Nanotech gene therapy for cancer

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Nanotech gene therapy kills ovarian cancer in mice
  2. July 30, 2009 - Nanoparticle-delivered 'suicide' genes slowed ovarian tumor growth - also here
Background, Background, Background


Resveratrol and inflammation

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Scientists uncork a potential secret of red wine's health benefits - also here
Background


Anti-quorum-sensing control of bacteria

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Communication breakdown: New strategy may be valid alternative to traditional antibiotics - also here
  2. August 13, 2009 - Alternative to antibiotics under development
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, researchers report - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. July 30, 2009 - Studies reveal hepatitis C virus carriers experience substantial increase in mortality - also here
  2. July 30, 2009 - Anadys gets FDA nod on hepatitis C drug study
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. August 2, 2009 - Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer - also here
Background, Background


The immune system and stroke damage

References:
  1. August 2, 2009 - Immune cells cause more post-stroke brain damage: study
  2. August 3, 2009 - Immune cells cause post-stroke damage
Background, Background


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