Open Questions Chronicle

[OQC Home] [Open Questions] [Site Map] [Previous] [Next]

Volume 8, Number 40
October 5, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Dark matter
Earthquakes
Optical "time lens"
Graphene
Nanotechnology
Nanoelectronic cancer diagnostic chip
Stellar jets
Large Hadron Collider
Ultracold quantum gases
Atmospheric oxygenation
Climate modeling
Quantum optics
High-speed optical transmission
Extrasolar planets
Quantum dots
Electro-neuro interfaces
Grid computing
Galaxy stripping
Quantum entanglement
Supercomputers
Exawatt lasers
Fuel cells
Carbon nanotubes
Paleoclimatology
Baryon acoustic oscillation search for dark energy
Herschel telescope
Black holes
Earth's magnetic field
Dwarf spheroidal galaxies
Galactic gamma-ray emissions
Exobiology
Compact X-ray source

Life sciences

Biogenesis
Merkel cell development
Centromeric chromatin
Tissue development
Nuclear pore complex
Photosynthesis
Apoptosis
Sperm chromatin
Ardipithecus
S6K1 and longevity
Low-protein diet, mitochondria, and longevity
DNA damage repair
Cooperative behavior of amoebas
Evolution of sex chromosomes
NK cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Cell heterogeneity
Synthetic biology

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Unconscious perception
Neuregulin 1, creativity, and psychosis
Subliminal messaging and emotion
Bipolar disorder
BDNF and synapse development
Consciouness
Computational model of fear
Brain-imaging studies
Interleukin-6 and long-term memory
Brain waves and behavior
Spacing effect on memory formation
Color perception
Estrogen and gender-specific behavior
Cholesterol and dopaminergic neurons
Computer modeling of neurons
Autism
GSK-3 and brain development

Health and medicine

AIDS
Stress and cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Cancer biology
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Prions
Nanobiotechnology
Obesity
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Metabolic syndrome
Dementia
Mathematical modeling of cancer
Diabetes
Age-related muscle degeneration
Antibiotics
Hepatitis C
Weight loss
Rheumatoid arthritis
Multiple sclerois
Tuberculosis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Drug delivery



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - High tech may pinpoint Antarctica sea rise risks
  2. September 28, 2009 - What could 4 degree warming mean for the world? - also here
  3. September 28, 2009 - Aircraft emissions could influence climate change through cloud formation
  4. September 28, 2009 - Global Increase In Atmospheric Methane Likely Caused By Unusual Arctic Warmth, Tropical Wetness
  5. September 28, 2009 - Four degrees of warming 'likely'
  6. September 29, 2009 - Two meter sea level rise unstoppable-experts
  7. September 29, 2009 - Climate sizzle could come soon
  8. September 30, 2009 - Climate change will hit developing world harvests hardest
  9. September 30, 2009 - Warming, heat waves projected to grow worse with large regional variability
  10. September 30, 2009 - No rainforest, no monsoon: get ready for a warmer world
  11. October 2, 2009 - How to limit risk of climate catastrophe - also here
  12. October 2, 2009 - Vanishing Arctic ice shows no sign of returning - also here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Dark Matter Hunters Construct a New Weapon
  2. September 30, 2009 - Galaxy study hints at cracks in dark matter theories
  3. October 6, 2009 - Invisible hand in invisible matter - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Sichuan quake once-in-4000-year event
  2. September 30, 2009 - Past quakes cause future shocks
  3. September 30, 2009 - Major quakes can weaken seismic faults far away, scientists say - also here
  4. September 30, 2009 - Earthquakes weaken distant faults
  5. October 1, 2009 - New Sumatra quake takes seismologists by surprise
  6. October 1, 2009 - New way to monitor faults may help predict earthquakes - also here
  7. October 1, 2009 - Padang lives with quake stress
  8. October 1, 2009 - Asian quake could trigger California's big one
  9. October 2, 2009 - Devastating Indonesian earthquake 'still to come'
Background


Optical "time lens"

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Time Lens Speeds Up Optical Data Transmission
  2. September 28, 2009 - 'Time telescope' could boost fibre-optic communication
  3. September 30, 2009 - 'Time telescope' could boost web
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Stretching opens up possibilities for graphene
  2. September 29, 2009 - Graphene works as a highly sensitive mass detector
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Nanotech researchers develop artificial pore - also here
  2. September 30, 2009 - Step forward for nanotechnology: Controlled movement of molecules - also here
  3. October 2, 2009 - Nanotechnology gets a new light touch
Background


Nanoelectronic cancer diagnostic chip

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Microchip can detect type and severity of cancer - also here
Background, Background


Stellar jets

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Astrophysicists Move Closer to Understanding the Beauty Behind Stellar Jets
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - LHC gets warning system upgrade
Background


Ultracold quantum gases

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Pushing the cold frontier in an orderly fashion - also here
  2. September 30, 2009 - Physicists work to understand atomic collisions important to ultracold quantum gasses
  3. October 1, 2009 - Scheme removes entropy from ultracold atoms
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Earth's 'boring billion' years blamed on sulfur-loving microbes
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Instant climate model gears up
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Physicists Explain How Human Eyes Can Detect Quantum Effects
Background


High-speed optical transmission

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Bell Labs breaks optical transmission record, 100 Petabit per second kilometer barrier
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Simulation suggests rocky exoplanet has bizarre atmosphere - also here
  2. September 29, 2009 - Planet Imager will enable telescopes to image extrasolar planets directly
  3. October 1, 2009 - On Alien World, It Rains Rocks
  4. October 2, 2009 - The Hot Saturn Exoplanet
  5. October 6, 2009 - Hellish Exoplanet Rains Hot Pebbles, Has Lava Oceans
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Physicists create first atomic-scale map of quantum dots - also here
Background


Electro-neuro interfaces

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - A step toward better brain implants using conducting polymer nanotubes - also here
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - New project to create 'FutureGrid' computer network
Background


Galaxy stripping

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Hubble Catches Galaxies Stripping - Ram Pressure Stripping, That Is
  2. September 30, 2009 - Stripped down: Hubble highlights two galaxies that are losing it - also here
  3. September 30, 2009 - Speeding Galaxies Distorted by Space Winds
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Physicists Investigate Unusual Four-Qubit Entanglement
Background, Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Predictive simulation successes on Dawn supercomputer
  2. September 30, 2009 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory Looks to NVIDIA "Fermi" Architecture For New Supercomputer
  3. September 30, 2009 - Supercomputer to use new Nvidia 'Fermi' chip
Background


Exawatt lasers

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Laser Fusion and Exawatt Lasers - also here
Background, Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - New Sulfur- and Coking-Tolerant Material Could Expand Applications for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Better control of carbon nanotube 'growth' promising for future electronics - also here
  2. October 2, 2009 - Stones from Sticks
  3. October 4, 2009 - A sprinkling of nanotubes makes plants shoot up
  4. October 6, 2009 - Can Nanotubes Help Your Garden Grow?
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Algae and pollen grains provide evidence of remarkably warm period in Antarctica's history - also here
Background


Baryon acoustic oscillation search for dark energy

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - First light for BOSS -- a new kind of search for dark energy - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - Dark Energy Hunters Catch a Wave
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - SPIRE/PACS parallel mode observation from performance verification phase
  2. October 2, 2009 - Big Pix from Herschel
  3. October 2, 2009 - New Photos of Milky Way From New Space Telescope
  4. October 2, 2009 - Herschel views deep-space pearls on a cosmic string - also here
  5. October 2, 2009 - Herschel scans hidden Milky Way
  6. October 2, 2009 - Herschel opens its eye on the universe
Background, Background, Background, Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - Universe has more entropy than thought - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - Mammoth black holes push universe to its doom
  3. October 6, 2009 - Cosmic entropy could be 100 times greater than previously thought
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - Paleomagnetists put controversy to rest - also here
Background


Dwarf spheroidal galaxies

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - How dwarf galaxies may lose their light
Background, Background


Galactic gamma-ray emissions

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - Heart of a galaxy emits gamma rays - also here
Background, Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - How Mars Rocks Could Preserve Signs of Life
Background


Compact X-ray source

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - 'Supermicroscope' shrunk down to lab-size
Background



Life sciences


Biogenesis

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - How Did Evolution Begin?
Background


Merkel cell development

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - New study resolves the mysterious origin of Merkel cells - also here
  2. October 2, 2009 - Merkel cell originates from skin, not the neural crest: study - also here
Background


Centromeric chromatin

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Researchers determine the composition of centromeric chromatin - also here
Background


Tissue development

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Cells in developing tissue consider their history of signaling exposure to determine location - also here
Background


Nuclear pore complex

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - 'Promiscuous' protein interactions found in the nuclear pore complex - also here
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Chemistry professor wants to understand, simplify, photosynthesis
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Research puts a 'Fas' to the cause of programmed cell death - also here
Background


Sperm chromatin

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Putting the squeeze on sperm DNA - also here
Background


Ardipithecus

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Discovery in Ethiopia casts light on human origins
  2. October 1, 2009 - Partial skeleton gives ancient hominids a new look
  3. October 1, 2009 - Oldest Skeleton of Human Ancestor Found - updated here
  4. October 1, 2009 - Ardi's Secret: Did Early Humans Start Walking for Sex?
  5. October 1, 2009 - Humanity Has New 4.4 Million-Year-Old Baby Mama
  6. October 1, 2009 - Oldest hominid skeleton revealed
  7. October 1, 2009 - Ancient Skeleton May Rewrite Earliest Chapter of Human Evolution
  8. October 1, 2009 - Before 'Lucy,' there was 'Ardi': Oldest hominid skeleton provides new evidence for human evolution - also here
  9. October 1, 2009 - Fossil finds extend human story
  10. October 1, 2009 - Before Lucy came Ardi, new earliest hominid found
  11. October 1, 2009 - Meet 'Ardi,' the newest oldest human ancestor
  12. October 1, 2009 - Long-Awaited Research on a 4.4-Million-Year-Old Hominid Sheds New Light on Last Common Ancestor
  13. October 2, 2009 - Oldest human ancestor unveiled
  14. October 7, 2009 - Fossil rewrites early human evolution
Background


S6K1 and longevity

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Study offers clues on diet benefits without the diet
  2. October 1, 2009 - Longer-lived, healthier mice offer promise of drug treatments for age-related diseases - also here
  3. October 1, 2009 - Scientists find path to 'fountain of youth'
Background


Low-protein diet, mitochondria, and longevity

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Mitochondria behind life span extension
  2. October 1, 2009 - 'Anti-Atkins' low protein diet extends lifespan in flies - also here
Background


DNA damage repair

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Scientists find missing puzzle piece of powerful DNA repair complex
  2. October 2, 2009 - Scientists Decipher Missing Piece Of First-Responder DNA Repair Machine
Background


Cooperative behavior of amoebas

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - In amoeba world, cheating doesn't pay - also here
Background, Background


Evolution of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Genetic conflict in fish led to evolution of new sex chromosomes - also here
Background


NK cells

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - 'Natural killer' cells keep immune system in balance - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Human cord blood reprogrammed into embryonic-like stem cells
  2. October 2, 2009 - Umbilical Cord Blood As A Readily Available Source For Off-the-Shelf, Patient-Specific Stem Cells
Background


Cell heterogeneity

References:
  1. October 3, 2009 - Scientists Discover What Makes The Same Type Of Cells Different
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. October 4, 2009 - Understanding a cell's split personality aids synthetic circuits - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Unconscious perception

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Not blind to emotion
Background, Background


Neuregulin 1, creativity, and psychosis

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Study suggests link between psychosis and creativity - also here
Background


Subliminal messaging and emotion

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Key to subliminal messaging is to keep it negative, study shows - also here
  2. September 28, 2009 - Negative subliminal messages work
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Young adults may outgrow bipolar disorder - also here
Background


BDNF and synapse development

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Researchers find a key mechanism in the development of nerve cells - also here
Background, Background


Consciouness

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Consciousness is the brain's Wi-Fi, resolving competing requests, study suggests - also here
Background


Computational model of fear

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Researchers use computational models to study fear - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Where religious belief and disbelief meet in the brain - also here
  2. October 1, 2009 - New study of the brain shows that facts and beliefs are processed in exactly the same way
  3. October 2, 2009 - Religious Experience Linked to Brain's Social Regions
Background


Interleukin-6 and long-term memory

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Scientists develop nasal spray that improves memory - also here
Background


Brain waves and behavior

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Special brain wave boost slows motion - also here
  2. October 2, 2009 - Brain-wave boost sets us to slow motion
  3. October 2, 2009 - Making people move in slow motion
Background


Spacing effect on memory formation

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Scientists identify protein that enhances long-term memory by controlling rest intervals - also here
  2. October 1, 2009 - Why one way of learning is better than another - also here
Background, Background


Color perception

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Study shows that color plays musical chairs in the brain - also here
Background


Estrogen and gender-specific behavior

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - The making of the male brain (estrogen required) - also here
Background


Cholesterol and dopaminergic neurons

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - Cholesterol necessary for brain development - also here
Background, Background


Computer modeling of neurons

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - Using synthetic evolution to study the brain: Researchers model key part of neurons - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 3, 2009 - For the First Time, a Census of Autistic Adults
  2. October 4, 2009 - Government finds higher autism figure: 1 in 100 - also here
Background


GSK-3 and brain development

References:
  1. October 4, 2009 - New study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells - also here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


AIDS

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - AIDS vaccine works, but back to the drawing board
  2. September 29, 2009 - 3 Questions: AIDS researchers on new vaccine results
  3. October 1, 2009 - Future of HIV vaccine unclear
  4. October 1, 2009 - How HIV Spread In Central And East Africa: Genetic, Geographic Data Deliver Clear Picture Of HIV Progress
  5. October 2, 2009 - Anti-HIV drug delivery system to be developed
  6. October 4, 2009 - New Approach To Targeting The Hidden Reservoir Of HIV
Background


Stress and cancer

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Short-term stress stops cancer
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Your eyes may be a window to heart disease
  2. September 28, 2009 - Women with diabetes at increased risk for irregular heart rhythm - also here
  3. September 28, 2009 - 1 in 8 strokes is preceded by 'warning stroke' - also here
  4. September 28, 2009 - Smoking And Heart Disease Risks Can Cut Life Span By 10 Years
  5. September 30, 2009 - No major role for fish in the prevention of heart failure - also here
  6. September 30, 2009 - Calcium scans may be effective screening tool for heart disease - also here
  7. October 1, 2009 - Cheap three-drug combination helps cut heart risks - also here
  8. October 1, 2009 - Research shows fish oil may protect against stroke from ruptured carotid artery plaques - also here
  9. October 1, 2009 - Prenatal exposure to flu pandemic increased chances of heart disease
  10. October 1, 2009 - Severe stress can cause stroke - also here
  11. October 1, 2009 - Bundling 2 low-cost heart drugs prevents heart attack and stroke in large, diverse population - also here
  12. October 6, 2009 - Flu in pregnancy leaves a mean legacy
  13. October 12, 2009 - Side Effects of 1918 Flu Seen Decades Later
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Researchers find few side effects from radiation treatment given after prostate cancer surgery - also here
  2. September 28, 2009 - Aspirin protection for Lynch syndrome
  3. September 28, 2009 - Which Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Patients May Be Candidates For Less Invasive Therapy
  4. September 29, 2009 - Moderate exercise may lower prostate cancer risk
  5. September 29, 2009 - Does estrogen help women survive colon cancer?
  6. September 29, 2009 - New drug shows promise in the fight against malignant melanoma
  7. September 29, 2009 - New Perspectives on Cancer Surgery - also here
  8. September 29, 2009 - Social isolation worsens cancer - also here
  9. September 29, 2009 - Drug That Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier Reduces Formation of Brain Metastases in Mice
  10. September 29, 2009 - Women fare better than men with metastatic colorectal cancer -- are hormones helping? - also here
  11. September 29, 2009 - Vanderbilt Lung Cancer Trial for Never Smokers Goes Online
  12. September 29, 2009 - Social isolation 'worsens cancer'
  13. September 30, 2009 - Study in Spain and Romania confirms radon as second leading cause of lung cancer - also here
  14. September 30, 2009 - The 'Jewels in Our Genes' Study: Investigating Why Black Women are at Increased Risk of Early Breast Cancer
  15. September 30, 2009 - Masitinib -- targeted therapy for cancers, inflammatory diseases and neurological indications - also here
  16. September 30, 2009 - A potential new imaging agent for early diagnosis of most serious skin cancer - also here
  17. October 1, 2009 - "Prudent" diet linked to lower breast cancer risk
  18. October 1, 2009 - U.S. FDA staff questions Glaxo kidney cancer drug - also here
  19. October 1, 2009 - Combination of PET/CT tests can expedite diagnosis of lung cancer in a fast-track setting - also here
  20. October 1, 2009 - Recent, vigorous exercise is associated with reduced breast cancer risk - also here
  21. October 1, 2009 - New approach for the treatment of malignant brain tumors - also here
  22. October 1, 2009 - Lung cancer risk increases with expression of specific genes - also here
  23. October 1, 2009 - Molecular imaging holds promise for early intervention in common uterine cancer - also here
  24. October 1, 2009 - Fluorescent co-enzyme is an early indicator for breast cancer
  25. October 1, 2009 - New Knowledge About Bone Marrow Transplants Can Help Leukemia Patients
  26. October 1, 2009 - FDA questions safety of Glaxo kidney cancer drug
  27. October 1, 2009 - Telik says early-stage trial data of lung cancer drug positive
  28. October 1, 2009 - "Substantial" toxicity seen with PegIntron use - also here
  29. October 2, 2009 - NEDD9 protein supports growth of aggressive breast cancer - also here
  30. October 2, 2009 - Scientists find new way to classify gastric cancers - also here
  31. October 2, 2009 - SciClone drops cancer drug development
  32. October 2, 2009 - Oncolytics stock soars on cancer trial plan - also here
  33. October 4, 2009 - New type of genetic change identified in inherited cancer - also here
  34. October 4, 2009 - Fish-Killing Toxin Could Kill Cancer Cells
  35. October 4, 2009 - Scientist Builds Imager That Identifies, Locates Individual Cancer Cells
  36. October 4, 2009 - New antibodies may fight child cancer, study shows
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - New route to leukemia uncovered
  2. October 4, 2009 - Study finds 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancer - also here
Background


Myelodysplastic syndrome

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Researchers find gene that could lead to new therapies for bone marrow disease - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Scientists uncover evolutionary origins of prion disease gene - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 28, 2009 - Targeting Cancer With Bee Venom
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Obesity in middle age bodes ill for old age
  2. September 29, 2009 - Losing a few pounds helps very obese kids' health
  3. September 29, 2009 - Being overweight can cut women's life expectancy
  4. September 30, 2009 - Obesity in middle aged women cuts chance of a long, healthy life by 80 percent - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Oleocanthal may help prevent, treat Alzheimer's - also here
  2. September 29, 2009 - Protein inhibitor helps rid brain of toxic tau protein - also here
  3. October 1, 2009 - Study explores how life experiences contribute to the biological changes of Alzheimer's
  4. October 1, 2009 - Researchers Explore Diabetes, Gene and Cognitive Performance Relationship
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Mother Nature gives clues for improving stem cell techniques - also here
  2. September 29, 2009 - Stem cell success points to way to regenerate parathyroid glands - also here
  3. September 30, 2009 - Cardiac stem cell trial seeks to treat some heart attack patients
  4. October 1, 2009 - Cells derived from human embryonic stem cells reverse retinal degeneration - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Metabolic syndrome linked to liver disease in obese teenaged boys - also here
Background, Background, Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Impaired Kidney Function Linked To Cognitive Decline In Elderly
  2. October 4, 2009 - Difficulties With Daily Activities Associated With Progression To Dementia
Background


Mathematical modeling of cancer

References:
  1. September 29, 2009 - Mathematics to build cancer model
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Treating mild gestational diabetes found worthwhile
  2. September 30, 2009 - Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels
  3. October 1, 2009 - Indian ethnicity tied to higher diabetes risk - also here
  4. October 1, 2009 - Link between male diabetics with allergies and kidney disease
  5. October 1, 2009 - New Markers Discovered For Early Detection Of Type 1 Diabetes
  6. October 1, 2009 - Treating Even Mild Gestational Diabetes Reduces Birth Complications; Clear Benefits For Infants And Mothers
  7. October 2, 2009 - New diabetes drug hits target in late stage study - also here
  8. October 2, 2009 - BMS, Astra's new diabetes drug hits study target
Background


Age-related muscle degeneration

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Scientists discover clues to what makes human muscle age - also here
  2. September 30, 2009 - Clock Turned Back on Aging Muscles, Researchers Claim
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Taking sharper aim at stomach ulcer bacteria - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - A Twist in the Genome Thwarts Hepatitis C
  2. October 1, 2009 - Keeping hepatitis C virus at bay after a liver transplant - also here
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Orexigen says trial of 2nd obesity drug meets goal
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Roche seeks approval for rheumatoid arthritis drug
Background


Multiple sclerois

References:
  1. September 30, 2009 - Novartis says MS therapy FTY720 reduces relapses
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Researcher uncovers potential key to curing tuberculosis - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. October 1, 2009 - Ulcerative colitis treatment reduces need for surgery by almost half - also here
  2. October 1, 2009 - Oxidized form of a common vitamin may bring relief for ulcerative colitis - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. October 2, 2009 - 'Micro shuttle' drug delivery could mean an end to regular dosing - also here
Background


Copyright © 2009 by Charles Daney, All Rights Reserved