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Volume 8, Number 49
December 7, 2009


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Black holes and galaxies
Large Hadron Collider
Paleoclimatology
Brown dwarfs
Herschel telescope
Star forming regions
Global warming
Pair-instability supernovae
Planetary nebulae
Ocean capacity to absorb CO2
Water on Mars
Mantle plumes
Extrasolar planets
Earthquakes
WISE telescope
Star formation
Indian Ocean currents

Technology

Quantum dots
Nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
Ultracold atomic gases
Spintronics
Brain-computer interface
Robot scientist
Computation with artificial immune systems
Grid computing
Single-atom transistor

Life sciences

Physical activity, telomerase, and longevity
Mechanism of Listeria infection
Bacterial defenses against antibiotics
Multi-drug resistant Salmonella
Molecular architecture of Treponema pallidum
DNA damage repair
Effect of genes from sperm on lifespan
Brown adipose tissue
Ovaries and longevity
Cell cycling of ERK
Co-evolution of bacteria and phages
Calorie restriction and longevity
Hygiene hypothesis
Structured noncoding bacterial RNA
Photosynthesis
Longevity-related genes and inflammation
Ubiquitin
Direct visualization of protein structure
Cholesterol regulation in fruit flies
Cell nucleus caps
Molecular motors of flagella
Speciation
Staphylococcus aureus virulence
Protein motion on DNA
Induced pluripotent stem cells
G-protein coupled receptors
DNA repair

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism and schizophrenia
Delay between registration and recognition of visual stimuli
Stress and sympathetic nervous system control of regulatory T cells
Circadian rhythm and microRNA
Autism
Conscious control of cocaine craving
Placebos
Modeling brain microcircuits
Progenitor cells of glutamatergic neurons
Glial cell migration
Orexin and glucose metabolism
Cooperative hunting by ravens
Evolutionary psychology and shopping
Ion channels
Antidepressants
Synaesthesia
Music and speech
Opioid receptors and social stress
Brain-imaging studies
Dendritic spines and learning
Perceptual learning through mental imagery
Cardiovascular fitness and intelligence
Cooperation and birth order
Monkey language
Regeneration of damaged neurons
Circadian rhythm and metabolism

Health and medicine

Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Enhancement of fat storage by high-fat, high-sugar diets
Malaria
Atherosclerois, TLR-2, and inflammation
Autoimmune disease and autoreactive T cells
RNA aptamer therapeutics for cancer
AIDS
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Cancer biology
Obesity
Tuberculosis
Alzheimer's disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Nanobiotechnology
Dementia
Hepatitis C and microRNA
Metabolic syndrome
Papillomavirus silencing of interferon-κ
Antibiotics
Gene therapy
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer and stem cells
Rational drug design



Physical sciences


Black holes and galaxies

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Black Hole Caught Zapping Galaxy into Existence? - also here, here
  2. November 30, 2009 - Naked Black Hole Builds Future Galactic Dream Home
  3. November 30, 2009 - Presto! Black Hole Creates a Galaxy
  4. December 1, 2009 - The Quasar That Built a Galaxy
  5. December 2, 2009 - Far-Off Quasar Could Be the Spark That Ignites a Galaxy
  6. December 3, 2009 - Are quasars star-making machines?
  7. December 3, 2009 - Quasar may be fueling star creation in nearby galaxy
  8. December 4, 2009 - Black hole may construct its own galactic home
Background, Background, Background, Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - "Big Bang" collider sets particle beam record
  2. November 30, 2009 - World's biggest atom smasher sets first record
  3. November 30, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider Sets World Record
  4. November 30, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider sets new power world record - also here
  5. November 30, 2009 - World's largest atom smasher breaks power record - also here
  6. November 30, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider sets world energy record
  7. November 30, 2009 - LHC sets new energy record, full power still year away
  8. December 2, 2009 - LHC suffers power failure, manages to keep its cool
  9. December 4, 2009 - LHC Gets First Results
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Big freeze plunged Europe into ice age in months - also here
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Clue Found to Origin of Cosmic Misfits
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Data from outer space open new frontiers for researchers - also here
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Blushing dusty nebula - also here
  2. December 1, 2009 - Hubble Photographs Billowing Clouds of Cosmic Dust
  3. December 3, 2009 - Stellar family portrait takes imaging technique to new extremes - also here
  4. December 3, 2009 - Distant Young Star Cluster Seen in Ultra-Sharp View
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts
  2. December 1, 2009 - Himalayan glaciers' 'mixed picture'
  3. December 4, 2009 - Study: Slowdown in warming last year not permanent - also here
  4. December 6, 2009 - Study: Earth more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought - also here
  5. December 7, 2009 - CO2 warming stronger than thought
Background


Pair-instability supernovae

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Astronomers Find Super-Duper Supernova
  2. December 2, 2009 - A Superbright Supernova That's the First of Its Kind - also here
  3. December 2, 2009 - Star outweighed any known in Milky Way
  4. December 2, 2009 - Biggest Star Explosion Seen; Was Rare, "Clean" Death
  5. December 2, 2009 - Astronomers witness biggest star explosion
  6. December 2, 2009 - Huge Explosion Reveals the Most Massive Star Known
  7. December 4, 2009 - What Happens When an Enormous Star Blows Up?
Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Newly discovered star one of hottest in Galaxy
Background


Ocean capacity to absorb CO2

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Ocean's carbon dioxide uptake varies year to year
  2. December 3, 2009 - Ships provide insight into ocean carbon
  3. December 3, 2009 - New method of measuring ocean CO2 uptake could lead to climate change 'early warning system'
  4. December 4, 2009 - Study shows variability in ocean's CO2 uptake
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Mars Had Liquid Water in Recent Past, Rover Finds
  2. December 3, 2009 - Sandtrapped Rover Makes a Big Discovery
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Deep structure imaged under Hawaii
  2. December 3, 2009 - Hawaiian hot spot has deep roots - also here
  3. December 11, 2009 - New Technology Allows Geophysicist To Test Theory About Formation of Hawaii
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Team using Subaru Telescope makes major discovery - also here
  2. December 3, 2009 - First Photo Taken of Object Around Sun-Like Star, Scientists Say
  3. December 3, 2009 - Cool find in hunt for exoplanets
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Quake prediction model developed - also here
  2. December 4, 2009 - New study cites lower rate of quakes along some subduction zones - also here
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - NASA's WISE infrared satellite to reveal new galaxies, stars, asteroids
  2. December 4, 2009 - WISE Launch Scheduled for Dec. 11
  3. December 6, 2009 - NASA to launch sky-mapping spacecraft - also here
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Studying a Star Before it is Born
Background


Indian Ocean currents

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Climate Changes Supplies More Saline Waters from Indian Ocean
Background



Technology


Quantum dots

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Researchers Design Triple Quantum Dot for Quantum Information Applications
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - First metallic nanoparticles resistant to extreme heat - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Lasers used to make first boron-nitride nanotube yarn - also here
  3. December 3, 2009 - A (nano-) window that washes itself?
  4. December 10, 2009 - Better Nanotubes May Be on the Way
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Next-generation solar cells get boost
Background


Ultracold atomic gases

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Researchers create 'synthetic magnetic fields' for neutral atoms - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Lasers simulate magnetic field in a BEC
Background, Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Researchers put a new spin on atomic musical chairs - also here
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Experts: Man controlled robotic hand with thoughts - also here
Background


Robot scientist

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Download Your Own Robot Scientist
  2. December 7, 2009 - Eureqa, the robot scientist
Background


Computation with artificial immune systems

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Computational Problems
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Grid computing tunes tiny transistors for future chips
Background


Single-atom transistor

References:
  1. December 6, 2009 - Scientists build 'single-atom transistor' - also here
  2. December 10, 2009 - Atom transistor to speed up computers
Background



Life sciences


Physical activity, telomerase, and longevity

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Long-term physical activity has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level - also here
Background, Background


Mechanism of Listeria infection

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Structural biologists shed light on mechanism of invasion protein - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial defenses against antibiotics

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Scientists get up close to bacteria's toxic pumps - also here
Background, Background


Multi-drug resistant Salmonella

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Biology of emergent Salmonella exposed - also here
Background, Background


Molecular architecture of Treponema pallidum

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Scientists gain new understanding of disease-causing bacteria - also here
Background


DNA damage repair

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Roos may hold key to blocking skin cancer
  2. December 1, 2009 - Kangaroos may hold key to skin cancer treatment - also here
Background


Effect of genes from sperm on lifespan

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Why females live longer than males: is it due to the father's sperm? - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Men's genes 'may limit lifespan'
Background


Brown adipose tissue

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Brown fat cells make 'spare tires' shrink - also here
Background


Ovaries and longevity

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Message for women and dogs: keeping ovaries is linked to longevity
Background


Cell cycling of ERK

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Protein that controls cell growth found to cycle in and out of cell nucleus - also here
Background


Co-evolution of bacteria and phages

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Evolutionary Arms Race Between Bacteria and Their Viruses in Soil
Background, Background


Calorie restriction and longevity

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Amino acid recipe could be right for long life
  2. December 2, 2009 - Balancing protein intake, not cutting calories, may be key to long life - also here, here
  3. December 4, 2009 - How nutrition affects healthy aging
Background, Background


Hygiene hypothesis

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Dirty pigs beat disease
Background


Structured noncoding bacterial RNA

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Newly explored bacteria reveal some huge RNA surprises - also here
Background, Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Researchers Identify Key Molecules in Photosynthesis
Background


Longevity-related genes and inflammation

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Why we outlive our ape ancestors - also here
Background, Background


Ubiquitin

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Scientists show how ubiquitin chains are added to cell-cycle proteins
Background, Background


Direct visualization of protein structure

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - The hidden lives of proteins - also here
Background


Cholesterol regulation in fruit flies

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - High cholesterol, obesity in fruit flies - also here
Background


Cell nucleus caps

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - A cell's 'cap' of bundled fibers could yield clues to disease - also here
Background


Molecular motors of flagella

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Computer simulation advances understanding of molecular motors - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Bird feeding, migration could be splitting a species
  2. December 3, 2009 - Feeding Birds Could Create New Species
  3. December 3, 2009 - Feed a Bird, Split a Species
  4. December 3, 2009 - By feeding the birds, you could change their evolutionary fate - also here
  5. December 3, 2009 - Feeding birds 'changes evolution'
  6. December 4, 2009 - Feeding the birds changes species
Background


Staphylococcus aureus virulence

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Stopping MRSA before it becomes dangerous is possible, researchers find - also here
Background


Protein motion on DNA

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Researchers show how proteins slide along DNA to carry out vital biological processes - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Scientists rescue visual function in rats using induced pluripotent stem cells - also here
Background


G-protein coupled receptors

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Study Unravels Detail of 'Most Important' Cellular Signal
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Understanding DNA Repair and Cancer - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism and schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Research backs theory on autism, schizophrenia
Background


Delay between registration and recognition of visual stimuli

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Now you see it, now you know you see it
Background


Stress and sympathetic nervous system control of regulatory T cells

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Seeing family for the holidays? Scientists discover how the stress might kill you - also here
Background, Background


Circadian rhythm and microRNA

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Scientists find clue to mystery of biological clock
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective, study finds - also here
  2. November 30, 2009 - Autism treatment works in kids as young as 18 mos.
  3. December 1, 2009 - Treating toddlers for autism boosts IQ later
  4. December 2, 2009 - Treatments for asthma and pre-term labor may increase risk of autism in developing fetus - also here
Background


Conscious control of cocaine craving

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Brain Scan Study Shows Cocaine Abusers Can Control Cravings - also here
  2. November 30, 2009 - Cocaine users can control cravings: U.S. study
Background


Placebos

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Does a placebo gene exist?
Background


Modeling brain microcircuits

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Mathematical model of a simple circuit in a chicken brain raises fundamental questions - also here
Background


Progenitor cells of glutamatergic neurons

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - New source discovered for the generation of nerve cells in the brain - also here
Background


Glial cell migration

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Glial cells can cross from the central to the peripheral nervous system - also here
Background


Orexin and glucose metabolism

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Dessert on your mind? Your muscles may be getting the message - also here
Background, Background


Cooperative hunting by ravens

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Clever ravens cooperatively hunt
Background


Evolutionary psychology and shopping

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Male and female shopping strategies show evolution at work in the mall
Background


Ion channels

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Researchers take initial look at ion channels in a model system - also here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Researcher studies effects of experimental depression medication
Background


Synaesthesia

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Synaesthesia needs full attention: study
Background


Music and speech

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Music and speech based on human biology - also here
Background


Opioid receptors and social stress

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Why emotional pain really affects us
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - I see your pain
Background


Dendritic spines and learning

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Lifelong memories linked to stable nerve connections - also here
Background


Perceptual learning through mental imagery

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - How mental imagery training aids perceptual learning - also here
Background, Background


Cardiovascular fitness and intelligence

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Sound Body Equals Sound Mind, Study Finds
  2. December 7, 2009 - Fit teenage boys are smarter, but muscle strength isn't the secret - also here
Background, Background


Cooperation and birth order

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Why Your Older Brother Didn't Share
  2. December 9, 2009 - Birth order affects cooperation in later life
Background


Monkey language

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - An Introduction to Monkey Grammar?
  2. December 7, 2009 - Rudiments of Language Discovered in Monkeys
  3. December 11, 2009 - Syntax in our primate cousins - also here
  4. December 11, 2009 - Monkey calls give clues to language origins
Background


Regeneration of damaged neurons

References:
  1. December 6, 2009 - Fruit fly neuron can reprogram itself after injury - also here
  2. December 7, 2009 - Remodeling replaces cut axons
Background


Circadian rhythm and metabolism

References:
  1. December 6, 2009 - Appetite, consumption controlled by clockwork genes at cross-purposes in flies - also here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - French scientists create skin fast from stem cells
  2. November 30, 2009 - New stem cell technology leads to better treatment for complicated bone fractures - also here
  3. December 1, 2009 - Bone Marrow Stem Cells May Prevent Chronic Lung Disease
  4. December 2, 2009 - Study suggests adult stem cells may help repair hearts damaged by heart attack - also here
  5. December 4, 2009 - Stem cells battle for space - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Being born in parts of South may up stroke risk
  2. November 30, 2009 - Americans born in the South may have a higher risk of dying from stroke as adults - also here
  3. December 1, 2009 - Severe asymptomatic heart disease may accompany narrowing in leg arteries - also here
  4. December 1, 2009 - Cardiovascular risk in youth with type 1 diabetes linked primarily to insulin resistance - also here
  5. December 1, 2009 - Glucose intolerance in pregnancy associated with postpartum cardiovascular risk - also here
  6. December 1, 2009 - Heart failure linked to gene variant affecting vitamin D activation - also here
  7. December 2, 2009 - For some women, trans fats could be deadly
  8. December 3, 2009 - Dentists Can Help to Identify Patients at Risk of a Heart Attack
  9. December 4, 2009 - Scientists discover gene module underlying atherosclerosis development - also here
  10. December 4, 2009 - Study helps advance heart-related research - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Breast imaging software helps identify cancers
  2. November 30, 2009 - Elastography reduces unnecessary breast biopsies - also here
  3. November 30, 2009 - Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines - also here
  4. November 30, 2009 - Pancreatic tumors are marked for immunotherapy - also here
  5. November 30, 2009 - New figures on cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality but big variations - also here
  6. December 1, 2009 - CT scans may predict survival in colorectal cancer
  7. December 1, 2009 - Folic acid won't ward off colon polyp comeback
  8. December 1, 2009 - Tumor-attacking virus strikes with 'one-two punch' - also here
  9. December 1, 2009 - New cancer study takes major step toward improved treatment - also here
  10. December 1, 2009 - Special ultrasound accurately identifies skin cancer - also here
  11. December 1, 2009 - Scientists discover genetic pattern that indicates early-stage lung cancer - also here
  12. December 1, 2009 - CT imaging taken post avastin may predict survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer - also here
  13. December 1, 2009 - Study shows modest improvement in advanced lung cancer overall survival rates - also here
  14. December 1, 2009 - Mammography may increase breast cancer risk in some high-risk women - also here
  15. December 1, 2009 - Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women - also here
  16. December 1, 2009 - Mammogram radiation may put some women at risk
  17. December 2, 2009 - Watching tumors on CTs can predict lung cancer
  18. December 2, 2009 - Ultrasound effective at spotting breast cancers
  19. December 2, 2009 - Discovery makes brain tumor cells more responsive to radiation - also here
  20. December 2, 2009 - Targeted breast ultrasound can reduce biopsies for women under 40 - also here
  21. December 2, 2009 - Annual screening with breast ultrasound or MRI could benefit some women - also here
  22. December 2, 2009 - PSA value at 2 years post-treatment can predict long-term survival in prostate cancer patients - also here
  23. December 2, 2009 - Soy peptide lunasin has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory properties - also here
  24. December 3, 2009 - Study finds no brain tumor link with mobile phones
  25. December 3, 2009 - No change in brain tumor incidence during a time when cell phone usage increased - also here
  26. December 3, 2009 - Scientists use virus to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact
  27. December 3, 2009 - Vitamin E extract could help tackle cancer tumours
  28. December 3, 2009 - Protein Markers Predict Risk of Melanoma Recurrence
  29. December 3, 2009 - Head and neck cancer survivors who use alcohol and cigarettes have increased death risk - also here
  30. December 3, 2009 - Brain Tumor Numbers Steady Despite Increased Mobile Phone Use
  31. December 4, 2009 - Immediate biopsy unnecessary for some breast lumps
  32. December 4, 2009 - Soy may lessen risk of endometrial, ovarian cancers
  33. December 4, 2009 - Many prostate cancers caught by screening won't kill
  34. December 4, 2009 - Cigarette smoking increases colorectal cancer risk - also here
  35. December 4, 2009 - Childhood cancer survivor study report: Late recurrence is a risk for some cancers - also here
  36. December 4, 2009 - Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Childhood Increases Lung Cancer Risk Later in Life
  37. December 4, 2009 - Mobile phones 'have not increased brain cancers'
  38. December 5, 2009 - Patients deficient in vitamin D fare worse in battle with lymphoma
  39. December 5, 2009 - Vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients - also here
  40. December 5, 2009 - New gene findings will help guide treatment in infant leukemia - also here
  41. December 5, 2009 - Exposure to Secondhand Cigarette Smoke Over a Lifetime Increased Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life
  42. December 6, 2009 - Multiple myeloma patients experience high response rate with new 3-drug combination - also here
  43. December 6, 2009 - 'Live' imaging reveals breast cancer cells' transition to metastasis - also here
  44. December 6, 2009 - New Colorectal Cancer Screening Combination Increases Detection by 10 Percent
Background


Enhancement of fat storage by high-fat, high-sugar diets

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Western diets turn on fat genes - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Scientists reveal malaria parasites' tactics for outwitting our immune systems - also here
Background


Atherosclerois, TLR-2, and inflammation

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Stroke and heart disease trigger revealed in new research - also here
Background, Background


Autoimmune disease and autoreactive T cells

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Study describes new tool in the fight against autoimmune diseases, blood cancers - also here
Background


RNA aptamer therapeutics for cancer

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - First live targeting of tumors with RNA-based technology - also here
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - New WHO guidelines urge phase-out of major HIV drug
  2. November 30, 2009 - A reductionist approach to HIV research - also here
  3. November 30, 2009 - Researchers identify new mechanism of blocking HIV-1 from entering cells - also here
  4. November 30, 2009 - The World Health Organization changes HIV 'drug advice'
  5. December 1, 2009 - New study measures HIV anti-retroviral regimens' safety and efficacy - also here
  6. December 1, 2009 - WHO's New Guidelines on HIV Care Call for Earlier Treatment
  7. December 3, 2009 - Why Some Monkeys Don't Get AIDS - also here
  8. December 4, 2009 - Dutch AIDS case shows how virus spreads early
  9. December 4, 2009 - Ancient HIV stowaway may hold clue to transmission
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 30, 2009 - Sugary cola drinks linked for first time to higher risk of gestational diabetes - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Roche-licensed diabetes drug meets trial targets
  3. December 3, 2009 - Hope for patients with type 2 diabetes - also here
  4. December 4, 2009 - FDA-approved drug may slow beta cell destruction in type 1 diabetes patients - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Constipation: an early sign of Parkinson's?
  2. December 5, 2009 - Worm could offer Parkinson's clue
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Scientists identify possible therapy target for aggressive cancer - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Gene stops tumors, but only when it's gone
  3. December 2, 2009 - Human Mdm2: A new molecular link to late-stage metastatic breast cancer
  4. December 3, 2009 - Random DNA mix-ups not so random in cancer development - also here
  5. December 3, 2009 - Researchers identify gene that spurs deadly brain cancer - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Investigators identify successful weight control strategies for adolescents - also here
  2. December 2, 2009 - Not Smoking But Still Dying
  3. December 2, 2009 - Why a short run is better than a long walk
  4. December 2, 2009 - Obesity will snuff out health benefits gained by smoking declines - also here
  5. December 3, 2009 - Rising obesity rates imperil health gains
  6. December 6, 2009 - Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe obesity in childhood - also here
  7. December 6, 2009 - Obesity gene discovery 'may cut cases blamed on abuse'
  8. December 6, 2009 - Study: Missing DNA can promote childhood obesity
  9. December 7, 2009 - Lose Genes, Gain Weight
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Tuberculosis: On the path to prevention - also here
  2. December 5, 2009 - Genes may protect some people from TB infection
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Protein Engineering Advancing Alzheimer's Research
  2. December 3, 2009 - Green tea chemical combined with another may hold promise for treatment of brain disorders - also here
  3. December 4, 2009 - Scientists Identify Strategies To Protect New Brain Cells Against Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  4. December 4, 2009 - New therapy targets for amyloid disease - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. December 1, 2009 - Probiotic Found to Be Effective Treatment for Colitis in Mice
  2. December 2, 2009 - Fatty acids in diet affect ulcerative colitis risk
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Combining nanotubes and antibodies for breast cancer 'search and destroy' missions - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. December 2, 2009 - Apathy common in dementia patients with brain changes - also here
Background


Hepatitis C and microRNA

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Hepatitis C drug fights virus in new way
  2. December 3, 2009 - Targeting microRNA knocks out hepatitis C
  3. December 3, 2009 - RNA Silencer Shows Promise for Hepatitis C
  4. December 3, 2009 - New data show breakthrough microRNA-targeted therapy holds promise as new treatment for hepatitis C
  5. December 3, 2009 - New Drug Technology Produces Marked Improvement in Hepatitis C Therapy in Animals
  6. December 4, 2009 - Researchers develop new hep C treatment
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Breastfeeding protects women from metabolic syndrome, a diabetes and heart disease predictor - also here
  2. December 8, 2009 - Breastfeeding may curb heart, diabetes risk factors
Background, Background, Background


Papillomavirus silencing of interferon-κ

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Papillomavirus silences innate immune response - also here
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - 2 heads better than 1 in new antibiotic method - also here
  2. December 4, 2009 - 'Double trouble' antibiotic hope
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 3, 2009 - Gene Therapy Hastens Healing Process in Chronic Leg Ulcers
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Study confirms that cannabis is beneficial for multiple sclerosis - also here
Background


Cancer and stem cells

References:
  1. December 4, 2009 - Potential new 'twist' in breast cancer detection - also here
Background, Background


Rational drug design

References:
  1. December 6, 2009 - 'Rational drug design' identifies fragments of FDA-approved drugs relevant to emerging viruses - also here
Background


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