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Volume 8, Number 41
October 12, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Amino acids in asteroids
Photovoltaics
Artificial intelligence
Advanced particle accelerators
Advanced microelectronic technology
DNA nanosensors
Quantum communication
Earth's mantle
Plasma space propulsion
Extrasolar planets
Brain-computer interface
Magnetic monopoles
Black holes
Exobiology
Nanoscale DNA sequencing
Global warming
Aerosols and climate change
Microfluidics
Quantum entanglement and chaos
Nanotechnology
Persistent currents
Microwave photonic crystals
Paleoclimatology
Enceladus
Earthquakes
Supercomputers
Nitrogen and climate change
Europa
Ancient CO2 levels
Copper oxide ceramics
Carbon nanotubes and superconductors
Quantum computing
Use of metamaterials for astrophysical simulations

Life sciences

Experimental developmental biology
DNA hybridization
TLR4 and inflammatory signaling
MicroRNA
Dendritic cells
Nuclear envelope
Copy number variation map of human genome
Histones
3-D folding of DNA
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Anomalous nucleotide
Loss of human genetic diversity
Ardipithecus
Mitochondria and vitamin A
Initiation of transcription by RNA polymerase II
Body regeneration in planaria
Pathogen evasion of the immune system
Stem cell pluripotency

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Termite altruism
Development of grammar in young children
Glucocorticoids and circadian rhythm
Depression and inflammation
Retinal motion detecting circuit
Dopamine
Avian intelligence
Hypothalamic regulation of circadian rhythm
Synapse formation and astrocytes
Learning and spontaneous brain activity
Mapping systems in the brain
Learning and brain development

Health and medicine

Nanobiotechnology
Cancer
Cancer biology
Mediterranean diet and depression
Cardiovascular disease
Nanoparticles and stem cells
Prions
Lupus
Gene therapy
Hepatitis and liver cancer
Stem cells
Aging and the immune system
Diabetes
Resveratrol and diabetes
Dementia
Parkinson's disease
Drug delivery
Alzheimer's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tuberculosis
AIDS
Malaria
Celiac disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
MicroRNA and cancer
Conjugated linoleic acid and weight loss
Glycemic index, tryptophan, and sleepiness
Genome-wide association study of blood cell counts



Physical sciences and technology


Amino acids in asteroids

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Inspecting an asteroid that hit Earth - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Silver Nanoparticles Give Polymer Solar Cells A Boost - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - Solar Cell Researcher Explores Nanotech Ideas
  3. October 6, 2009 - Spray-Coating Technique Holds Promise For Cheap Fully Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells
  4. October 7, 2009 - High-Efficiency Low-Cost Silicon Solar Cell Demonstrated
  5. October 8, 2009 - Toward better solar cells: Chemists gain control of light-harvesting paths - also here
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Machine Learning by Watching and Listening
  2. October 6, 2009 - Researchers Probe Computer 'Commonsense Knowledge' - also here
  3. October 6, 2009 - Self-driving car will get smarter
Background


Advanced particle accelerators

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Physicists seek to keep next-gen colliders in one piece - also here
Background


Advanced microelectronic technology

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Breaking Down the Barrier for Smaller, Faster Electronic Devices
Background


DNA nanosensors

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Rapid DNA Detection Quickly Diagnoses Infections
Background, Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Building a better qubit: Combining 6 photons together results in highly robust qubits - also here
  2. October 7, 2009 - Physicists Demonstrate Three-Color Entanglement
  3. October 9, 2009 - Entangled photons make better messengers
  4. October 12, 2009 - Photonic Six Pack Provides Better Quantum Communication
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Earth's 'hum' reveals hidden depths
Background


Plasma space propulsion

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Rocket company tests world's most powerful ion engine
  2. October 6, 2009 - Plasma Rocket Could Travel to Mars in 39 Days
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - One Planet, Two Parents?
  2. October 6, 2009 - Dirty stars make good solar system hosts - also here
  3. October 7, 2009 - Starlight reveals chemistry of planets
  4. October 7, 2009 - Dirty Stars Make Great Hosts for New Worlds
  5. October 15, 2009 - Planets form out of 'dirty' stars
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Communicating person to person through the power of thought alone - also here
Background


Magnetic monopoles

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Large-scale cousin of elusive 'magnetic monopoles' found - also here
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Black Holes Go 'Mano a Mano'
  2. October 7, 2009 - Supermassive Black Holes Collide to Become Even More Super and Massive
Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Islands of Life Across Space and Time
Background


Nanoscale DNA sequencing

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - IBM Research Aims to Build Nanoscale DNA Sequencer
  2. October 6, 2009 - DNA sequencing in a holey new way
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Arctic sea ice recovers slightly in 2009, remains on downward trend - also here
  2. October 9, 2009 - Russian climate goal weak as "methane bomb" ticks
Background


Aerosols and climate change

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Do dust particles curb climate change? - also here
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Prostate Cancer Treated Using Microfluidics Technology
  2. October 7, 2009 - Researchers develop new lab-on-a-chip technique - also here
Background


Quantum entanglement and chaos

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - The butterfly effect gets entangled
  2. October 7, 2009 - Scientists discover quantum fingerprints of chaos - also here
  3. October 7, 2009 - Chaos spotted in quantum 'kicked top'
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Atomic Wire with Protective Sheath: Stable Metal Nanowires One Atom Wide Inside Carbon Nanotubes
  2. October 8, 2009 - Nanometric butterfly wings created - also here
Background


Persistent currents

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Physicists Measure Elusive 'Persistent Current' That Flows Forever - also here
  2. October 14, 2009 - Electrons flow forever in metal rings
  3. November 5, 2009 - Persistent currents in normal metals
Background


Microwave photonic crystals

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Team implements the first '1-way roads' for light - also here
  2. October 9, 2009 - Microwaves live on the edge
  3. October 12, 2009 - Crystal is one-way street for microwaves
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Temperatures of sea water fringing South Pole were tropical 50 million years ago
  2. October 8, 2009 - Climate models don't tell the full story - also here
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Hot Debate over Icy Moon
  2. October 13, 2009 - Hot Debate Rages Over Water on Saturn's Icy Moon
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Australian continent to blame for Samoa, Sumatra quakes
  2. October 9, 2009 - Australian plate: cause of Indonesian and Pacific earthquakes?
  3. October 11, 2009 - Killer earthquakes shake scientific thought
  4. October 12, 2009 - Experts examine Pacific earthquake link
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Kraken becomes first academic machine to achieve petaflop - also here
Background


Nitrogen and climate change

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Nitrogen Deposition Limits Climate Change Impacts On Carbon Sequestration
  2. October 9, 2009 - Key new ingredient in climate model refines global predictions - also here
Background


Europa

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Moon of Jupiter Could Support Life
Background


Ancient CO2 levels

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Last time carbon dioxide levels were this high: 15 million years ago, scientists report - also here
  2. October 8, 2009 - Fossils Suggest an Ancient CO2-Climate Link
  3. October 8, 2009 - Just How Sensitive Is Earth's Climate to Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide?
  4. October 10, 2009 - 'Scary' climate message from past
Background


Copper oxide ceramics

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Puzzled Physicists Solve Decade-Long Discrepancies - also here, here
Background


Carbon nanotubes and superconductors

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Race for Superconductors Shrinks to Nanoscale
Background, Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Quantum computing may actually be useful, after all
  2. October 9, 2009 - Atomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computing
  3. October 16, 2009 - Quantum computers could tackle enormous linear equations
Background


Use of metamaterials for astrophysical simulations

References:
  1. October 10, 2009 - Physicists could study black holes and chaotic planetary orbits in the laboratory, a team proposes
Background, Background



Life sciences


Experimental developmental biology

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Scientists Use Inkjet Printer to Manipulate Genes in New Ways
Background


DNA hybridization

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Models begin to unravel how single DNA strands combine - also here
Background


TLR4 and inflammatory signaling

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Iron regulates the TLR4 inflammatory signaling pathway - also here
Background, Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - MicroRNA drives cells' adaptation to low-oxygen living - also here
Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Researchers identify key behavior of immune response to Listeria - also here
Background


Nuclear envelope

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Nuclear barrier less restrictive than expected in new cells - also here
Background


Copy number variation map of human genome

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Human variation revealed
  2. October 7, 2009 - Jumping genes, gene loss and genome dark matter - also here
Background


Histones

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Researcher solves mystery about proteins that package the genome - also here
Background


3-D folding of DNA

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - New view reveals how DNA fits into cell
  2. October 8, 2009 - The Human Genome in 3 Dimensions
  3. October 8, 2009 - Scientists decipher the 3-D structure of the human genome - also here
  4. October 10, 2009 - Revealed: The human genome in 3D
  5. November 2, 2009 - Chromosome folding
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Team reports major step forward in cell reprogramming - also here
  2. October 8, 2009 - Liver cells grown from patients' skin cells - also here
  3. October 9, 2009 - Researchers take another stem cell step
Background


Anomalous nucleotide

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Baffling base
Background


Loss of human genetic diversity

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - How We Lost Our Diversity
Background


Ardipithecus

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Early hominid first walked on two legs in the woods - also here
Background


Mitochondria and vitamin A

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Scientists explain cellular effects of vitamin A overdose and deficiency - also here
Background


Initiation of transcription by RNA polymerase II

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - How RNA polymerase II gets the go-ahead for gene transcription - also here
Background, Background


Body regeneration in planaria

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Figuring Out The Heads Or Tails Decision In Regeneration
Background, Background


Pathogen evasion of the immune system

References:
  1. October 10, 2009 - Researchers identify mechanism that helps bacteria avoid destruction in cells - also here
Background, Background


Stem cell pluripotency

References:
  1. October 11, 2009 - In search of true stem-like cells
  2. October 11, 2009 - How to ID human pluripotency
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - More kids have autism than thought: U.S. study
  2. October 7, 2009 - Genome-wide study of autism published in Nature - also here
Background


Termite altruism

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Termite Altruism Might Have Roots in War
  2. October 12, 2009 - Opportunity To Usurp Reproductive Power Of Royal Throne Keeps Worker Termites Home
Background


Development of grammar in young children

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Toddlers develop individualized rules for grammar
Background


Glucocorticoids and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Body's circadian rhythm tightly entwined with blood sugar control - also here
Background, Background


Depression and inflammation

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Depression predicts increases in inflammatory protein linked to heart disease - also here
Background, Background, Background


Retinal motion detecting circuit

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Nerve cells live double lives - also here
Background


Dopamine

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Scientists seek to manage dopamine's good and bad sides - also here
Background


Avian intelligence

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Clever rooks have sense of gravity
  2. October 9, 2009 - Physics? It's All the Same to Birds and Babies
Background


Hypothalamic regulation of circadian rhythm

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Circadian clockwork takes unexpected turns
  2. October 8, 2009 - New pattern in our biological clock overturns long-held theory - also here
Background


Synapse formation and astrocytes

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Study pinpoints key mechanism in brain development, raising question about use of antiseizure drug - also here
Background


Learning and spontaneous brain activity

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Scans show learning 'sculpts' the brain's connections - also here
Background, Background


Mapping systems in the brain

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - Human Brain, Like Google Maps, Creates Multiple Independent Maps While Finding The Way In Physical World
Background


Learning and brain development

References:
  1. October 11, 2009 - Jugglers have rewired brains - also here
  2. October 11, 2009 - Learning to juggle grows brain networks for good
  3. October 12, 2009 - Juggling rewires the brain - also here
  4. October 12, 2009 - Juggling increases brain power
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Scientists say nanoparticles may help kill tumors
  2. October 5, 2009 - Nanoparticles as agents for the photodynamic killing of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  3. October 8, 2009 - Bioengineer uses nanoparticles to target drugs - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Peregrine Pharma lung cancer trial shows promise
  2. October 5, 2009 - Panel narrowly backs new use for Schering drug - also here
  3. October 5, 2009 - DNA test could be key to targeting treatments for head and neck cancer - also here
  4. October 5, 2009 - New drug aims to 'seek and destroy' many types of cancer - also here
  5. October 5, 2009 - Scientists find way to predict stomach cancer relapses
  6. October 5, 2009 - Inventive combination of research approaches identifies new target for treating leukemia - also here
  7. October 5, 2009 - New Chemo Cocktail Blocks Breast Cancer Like a Fence - also here
  8. October 5, 2009 - Novel breast tissue feature may predict woman's cancer risk - also here
  9. October 5, 2009 - Mutated FGFR4 protein helps a childhood cancer spread - also here
  10. October 5, 2009 - Curcumin May Inhibit Nicotine-Induced Activation Of Head And Neck Cancers
  11. October 5, 2009 - FDA panel backs Schering-Plough cancer drug - also here
  12. October 6, 2009 - Can your pants size predict your cancer risk? - also here
  13. October 6, 2009 - FDA fails to approve Clolar in adults with AML
  14. October 6, 2009 - OncoGenex gets new fast-track status for cancer drug
  15. October 6, 2009 - Gene clue may explain breast cancer drug response
  16. October 6, 2009 - Stereotactic radiosurgery preferred method of treating cancer patients with brain metastases
  17. October 6, 2009 - Physical activity in adolescence associated with decreased risk of brain cancer in adulthood - also here
  18. October 6, 2009 - Researchers fine-tune diffuse optical tomography for breast cancer screening - also here
  19. October 6, 2009 - High-sensitivity bone marrow aspiration technology enhances leukemia cell detection - also here
  20. October 6, 2009 - Genetic variation of enzyme linked with outcomes for women receiving tamoxifen - also here
  21. October 6, 2009 - New tracer for better melanoma image
  22. October 6, 2009 - New treatment more than doubles survival for high risk childhood leukemia - also here
  23. October 6, 2009 - U.S. study shows mammograms save lives
  24. October 7, 2009 - Rare head and neck cancer linked to HPV, study finds - also here
  25. October 7, 2009 - Surgeons' unanimous consensus: Needle biopsy is gold standard for breast cancer diagnosis - also here
  26. October 7, 2009 - Genes signal late-stage laryngeal cancer, poorer outcome - also here
  27. October 7, 2009 - African American lung cancer patients may have different response to new cancer-fighting drugs - also here
  28. October 8, 2009 - Elderly immune system needs a boost
  29. October 8, 2009 - Clinicians map group at high risk for aggressive, 'hidden' prostate cancer - also here
  30. October 8, 2009 - Leptin linked with more aggressive thyroid cancer in Middle Eastern region - also here
  31. October 9, 2009 - Skin cancer can be inherited, two new studies say
  32. October 9, 2009 - Parasite protein linked to cancer
  33. October 9, 2009 - Parasite growth hormone pushes human cells to liver cancer - also here
  34. October 9, 2009 - Researchers report benefits of new standard treatment study for rare pediatric brain cancer - also here
  35. October 9, 2009 - Although more older women receive breast-conserving therapy, gaps in treatment exist
  36. October 9, 2009 - Study finds no relationship between PCR rate and race in women with breast cancer - also here
  37. October 9, 2009 - Breast cancer patients with high risk gene diagnosed six years earlier than generation before - also here
  38. October 9, 2009 - Increased levels of Muellerian-inhibiting substance could mean greater breast cancer risk
  39. October 9, 2009 - Pfizer halts enrollment in lung cancer trial
  40. October 9, 2009 - Spectrum says FDA refuses to OK new plea on cancer drug
  41. October 10, 2009 - Prostate Cancer: Dissecting Out Metastasis
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Researchers identify gene that regulates breast cancer metastasis - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - 'Treason' by immune system cells aids growth of multiple myeloma - also here
  3. October 5, 2009 - Protein helps cells duplicate correctly, avoid becoming cancer - also here
  4. October 5, 2009 - Key cancer spread gene found
  5. October 6, 2009 - Scientists pinpoint breast cancer 'guard' gene
  6. October 6, 2009 - Research points to potential chink in cancer's armor - also here
  7. October 7, 2009 - Prostate Tumors Can Change the Function of Immune Cells in Mice
  8. October 7, 2009 - Canada researchers map a tumor's transformation
  9. October 8, 2009 - Scientists decode entire genome of metastatic breast cancer
  10. October 9, 2009 - KEAP1 Keeps major cancer-promoting protein at bay - also here
  11. October 10, 2009 - B-Cell Lymphoma Protected By SPAK Silencing
  12. October 10, 2009 - Fetus can 'catch' mum's cancer
  13. October 12, 2009 - Mother can pass on cancer in womb
  14. October 13, 2009 - Mother's Cancer Can Infect Her Fetus
  15. October 14, 2009 - Scientists Prove Mother Can Pass Cancer to Her Unborn Baby
  16. October 14, 2009 - Study: Cancer may pass from mother to unborn child
Background


Mediterranean diet and depression

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Study shows Mediterranean diet cuts depression risk
  2. October 5, 2009 - Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of depression - also here
  3. October 5, 2009 - Med-style diet 'can battle blues'
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Hot flashes may mean increased heart disease risk
  2. October 6, 2009 - Is high cholesterol good for some heart patients?
  3. October 6, 2009 - Heart disease: B-vitamin pills have no effect - also here
  4. October 7, 2009 - Whole grains may help keep blood pressure in check
  5. October 8, 2009 - Shingles raises stroke risk by 30 percent: study - also here
  6. October 8, 2009 - Shingles may boost the risk of stroke: study
  7. October 8, 2009 - Shingles raises risk of stroke by 30 percent or more in adults
  8. October 10, 2009 - DAF Protects Against Atherosclerosis
Background


Nanoparticles and stem cells

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Nanoparticles spur stem cells?
Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - First direct information about the prion's molecular structure reported - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - National report shines light on lupus 50-year treatment drought
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Scientists jump-start the heart by gene transfer - also here
  2. October 6, 2009 - Hospital launches gene therapy study for Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Hepatitis and liver cancer

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Elevated lymphotoxin expression in liver leads to chronic hepatitis and causes HCC - also here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Enhanced stem cells promote tissue regeneration - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - Bone Graft Grown in Exact Shape of Complex Skull-Jaw Joint
  3. October 6, 2009 - Scientists show how hematopoietic stem cell development is regulated - also here
  4. October 7, 2009 - Major improvements made in engineering heart repair patches from stem cells - also here
  5. October 7, 2009 - Souped-up stem cells rescue damaged limbs
  6. October 8, 2009 - Stem cells which 'fool immune system' may provide vaccination for cancer - also here
  7. October 10, 2009 - Jaw bone created from stem cells
  8. October 11, 2009 - New strategy for mending broken hearts? - also here
Background


Aging and the immune system

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - New Aging Studies Improving Vaccine Efficacy For The Elderly
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 5, 2009 - Bristol-Myers gets EU approval for diabetes drug - also here
  2. October 5, 2009 - Astra, Bristol diabetes drug wins EU approval
  3. October 6, 2009 - Antioxidants may raise diabetes risk: study - also here
  4. October 6, 2009 - Could antioxidants make us more, not less, prone to diabetes? Study says yes - also here
  5. October 6, 2009 - Ethnic background may be associated with diabetes risk - also here
  6. October 6, 2009 - High-fat diet impairs muscle health before impacting function - also here
  7. October 7, 2009 - Chinese herbal medicines for preventing diabetes in high risk people - also here
  8. October 7, 2009 - Study uses sophisticated genetic engineering to improve insulin-producing beta cells - also
  9. October 7, 2009 - How Soy Reduces Diabetes Risk
  10. October 7, 2009 - Diabetes gene link treatment hope
  11. October 8, 2009 - Immune cell entry into the pancreatic islets key to understanding type 1 diabetes origins - also here
  12. October 9, 2009 - Gene data tool advances prospects for personalized medicine - also here
Background


Resveratrol and diabetes

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Future diabetes treatment may use resveratrol to target the brain - also here
  2. October 15, 2009 - Study shows how substance in grapes may squeeze out diabetes - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Coffee does little to protect the aging brain
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Acadia, Biovail plan more study on Parkinson's drug
  2. October 6, 2009 - Chemical from Soil Bacteria Shows Potential Neuron Toxicity; Has Possible Parkinson's Implications - also here
  3. October 7, 2009 - Researchers identify genes associated with onset age of Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Novel polymer delivers genetic medicine, allows tracking - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - New findings about brain proteins suggest possible way to fight Alzheimer's - also here
  2. October 6, 2009 - Enzyme may be a key to Alzheimer's-related cell death - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - New biologic drug is effective against rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  2. October 6, 2009 - J&J, Schering-Plough arthritis drug gets EU nod
  3. October 7, 2009 - Exercise programs recommended as standard for rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  4. October 7, 2009 - Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis work, but which is best? - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - Researchers Validate Technique To Diagnose Tuberculosis In Just One Day
  2. October 8, 2009 - Scientists take step toward simple and portable tuberculosis tests for developing world - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 6, 2009 - FDA sees no safety issues with Pfizer HIV drug
  2. October 7, 2009 - New Cellular Therapy for HIV in World's First Engineered T Cell Receptor Trial
  3. October 7, 2009 - Researcher studies monkeys in Africa to better understand virus evolution
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - Two anti-malaria drugs have fewer side effects
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. October 7, 2009 - New link found between osteoporosis and coeliac disease - also
  2. October 8, 2009 - Gluten-free diet reduces bone problems in children with celiac disease - also here
  3. October 8, 2009 - Coeliac bone loss link uncovered
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Discovery of genetic defect may lead to better treatments for common gut diseases - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. October 8, 2009 - Short Strand of RNA May Help Predict Survival and Response to Treatment for Patients with Liver Cancer
Background, Background


Conjugated linoleic acid and weight loss

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - "Good" dietary fats trim body fat in diabetic women
Background


Glycemic index, tryptophan, and sleepiness

References:
  1. October 9, 2009 - High GI food triggers sleepiness
Background, Background


Genome-wide association study of blood cell counts

References:
  1. October 11, 2009 - Blood counts are clues to human disease - also here
  2. October 11, 2009 - Ironing out the genetic cause of hemoglobin problems - also here
Background


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