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Volume 9, Number 2
January 11, 2010


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

Extrasolar planets
Black holes in merging galaxies
Eta Carinae
Pair-instability supernova
Water on Mars
Black holes
Star forming regions
Magellanic stream
Solar corona
Permeability of the asthenosphere
Supernovae
Epsilon Aurigae
Pulsars
Hubble galaxy portrait
Hubble view of early galaxies
Global warming
Early universe simulation
WISE telescope
Dark matter
Gamma-ray bursts
Large Hadron Collider
Earthquakes
Zitterbewegung
Dark energy
Herschel view of early galaxies
Milky Way magnetic field
Planet system formation
E8 symmetry in cobalt niobate
Climate modeling
Galactic tidal streams
James Webb Space Telescope
Small galaxies and dark matter
Cosmic rays
Neutrino experiments
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Paleoclimatology
Enceladus

Technology

Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Grid computing
Lab-on-a-chip
Quantum computing
Photonic integrated circuits
Silicon nanowire transistors
Superconductivity

Life sciences

Physical activity and telomeres
Synthetic biochemistry
Bacterial motility
Polyadenylation proteins
Production of short RNA
Bacterial communication
TLR4 and CD4+ T cells
Sequential polyubiquitylation
Modern human evolution
Retroviruses and nuclear localization signals
Epigenetics, mitosis, and MLL
Earliest tetrapods
Integration of virus genes in host DNA
Sperm epigenetics
Sexual selection
Dolphin intelligence
Myxococcus xanthus
RNA shape
Selective evolutionary pressure in the human genome
DNA replication
KATP channels and metabolism
Seafaring hominins
Origins of life
Neanderthals
Evolution and disease
Foreign DNA clearing
MicroRNA

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Schizophrenia
Genes and compulsive behavior
Antidepressants
Speech and gesture
Bipolar disorder
Effect of cocaine on gene expression
Brain-imaging studies
Sonic hedgehog and guidance of retinal axons
Nervous system encoding of limb motion
Dopamine and decision making

Health and medicine

Cancer
Obesity
Diabetes
AIDS
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer stem cells
Vitamin C and aging
Reactive oxygen species, mitochondria, and muscle atrophy
Antibiotics
Inflammatory bowel disease
Alzheimer's disease
Hepatitis C
Stem cells
Psoriasis
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer biology
Asthma
Adrenergic receptors and drug discovery
Tuberculosis
Gene therapy
Cognitive impairment
Ankylosing spondylitis



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Discovers its First Five Exoplanets - also here, here, here, here
  2. January 4, 2010 - Kepler's First Exoplanet Results
  3. January 4, 2010 - Kepler space telescope finds its first extrasolar planets
  4. January 4, 2010 - Five New Planets Found; Hotter Than Molten Lava
  5. January 4, 2010 - New Exoplanet Hunter Makes First 5 Discoveries
  6. January 4, 2010 - Five New Exoplanets Run the Gamut From Styrofoam to Ice
  7. January 4, 2010 - Kepler Planet-Hunting Mission Finds 5 New Lightweight Worlds
  8. January 4, 2010 - NASA's Kepler spots 5 planets in its first 6 weeks of data
  9. January 4, 2010 - Nasa's Kepler planet-hunter detects five worlds
  10. January 4, 2010 - Kepler Spacecraft Spots 5 New Exoplanets
  11. January 5, 2010 - Kepler finds its first planets
  12. January 5, 2010 - Kepler telescope finds five new exoplanets
  13. January 5, 2010 - In All The Galaxy, Just 15 Percent Of Solar Systems Are Like Ours - also here, here
  14. January 5, 2010 - Plenty of Solar Systems Like Ours Expected
  15. January 5, 2010 - Kepler unveils its first five exoplanets
  16. January 5, 2010 - Planet-Hunting Telescope Unearths Hot Mysteries
  17. January 6, 2010 - Most earthlike exoplanet started out as a gas giant - also here
  18. January 6, 2010 - First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland - also here, here
  19. January 6, 2010 - Alien World a Volcanic Nightmare
  20. January 6, 2010 - Follow-Up Observations Highlight Uncertainties in Exoplanet Research
  21. January 7, 2010 - Distant Planet is Second Smallest Super-Earth
  22. January 7, 2010 - Super-Earth 'began as gas giant'
  23. January 7, 2010 - Astronomers: We could find Earth-like planets soon
  24. January 8, 2010 - Astronomers spot 'super-Earth' 80 light years away
  25. January 8, 2010 - Second smallest exoplanet found to date discovered at Keck
  26. January 8, 2010 - An embarrassment of Kepler riches, planetary and otherwise
  27. January 8, 2010 - Our Solar System May Have Millions of "Twins"
  28. January 11, 2010 - 'Earth-like' exoplanet is intensely volcanic
  29. January 11, 2010 - Far-out rocky planet is volcanic wasteland
Background


Black holes in merging galaxies

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Plenty of black holes do-si-do - also here
  2. January 4, 2010 - Black Holes Pair Up For Double Whammy
  3. January 4, 2010 - Astronomers discover waltzing black holes
Background


Eta Carinae

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Parting Eta Carinae's clouds reveals more clouds
  2. January 4, 2010 - Revealing the Explosive Heart of Eta Carinae
Background


Pair-instability supernova

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Runaway anti-matter production makes for a spectacular stellar explosion - also here, here
  2. January 5, 2010 - Outrageous new means of megastar demise spotted
  3. January 7, 2010 - Another Antimatter Supernova Discovered
  4. January 11, 2010 - Evidence for a new kind of stellar explosion 7 billion years ago - also here, here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes - also here
  2. January 4, 2010 - Mars' ancient lake beds spied by Nasa probe
  3. January 5, 2010 - Ancient Mars Lakes Revealed in New Images
  4. January 6, 2010 - Ancient Mars wetter than we thought
  5. January 6, 2010 - Lakes on Mars a half-billion years later than expected
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Massive Black Hole Implicated in Stellar Destruction - also here, here
  2. January 5, 2010 - Black-Hole Bonanza
  3. January 5, 2010 - Sagittarius A*: Peering Into The Heart of Darkness - also here
  4. January 6, 2010 - Black Hole's Mysterious Eating Disorder Solved
  5. January 8, 2010 - Supermassive black hole struggles to swallow Milky Way
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Flaring Young Stars
  2. January 5, 2010 - Galaxy Exposes Its Dusty Inner Workings in New Spitzer Image - also here
  3. January 5, 2010 - Whole Life Cycle of Stars Revealed in New Image
Background


Magellanic stream

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Giant intergalactic gas stream longer than thought - also here
Background


Solar corona

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Eclipses Yield First Images of Elusive Iron Line in Solar Corona - also here, here
Background


Permeability of the asthenosphere

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Melt Rises to Earth's Surface Up to 25 Times Faster Than Previously Assumed
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Explosive Nearby Star Could Threaten Earth
  2. January 5, 2010 - Will the long overdue recurrent nova T Pyxidis soon be a type Ia supernova?
  3. January 7, 2010 - Massive white dwarf in our galaxy may go supernova
  4. January 7, 2010 - Why Won't the Supernova Explode?
  5. January 7, 2010 - Astronomers simulate how white dwarf stars merge and become a supernova - also here
Background


Epsilon Aurigae

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Big News in Epsilon Aurigae Mystery
  2. January 5, 2010 - Yearlong Star Eclipse May Help Solve Space Mystery
  3. January 5, 2010 - Centuries-Old Star Mystery Coming to a Close - also here
  4. January 5, 2010 - 2010: The year of the baffling eclipse
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Astronomers Get New Tools for Gravitational-Wave Detection - also here, here, here
  2. January 5, 2010 - Fermi large area telescope points the way to new millisecond pulsars
  3. January 5, 2010 - Strange Spinning Stars Could Help Prove Einstein Prediction
  4. January 6, 2010 - Astronomers are finding millisecond pulsars faster than ever
  5. January 6, 2010 - A "Treasure Map" of Millisecond Pulsars
  6. January 6, 2010 - Pulsars Help in Search for Gravitational Waves
  7. January 7, 2010 - New pulsars could net gravitational waves
Background, Background


Hubble galaxy portrait

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Hubble goes deep and wide for new view of galaxies
  2. January 5, 2010 - Hubble Telescope Shows Earliest Photo of Universe
  3. January 6, 2010 - Galaxy History Revealed in This Colorful Hubble View - also here
  4. January 7, 2010 - New Panchromatic Capabilities of Hubble Reveal Unprecedented View of Universe
Background


Hubble view of early galaxies

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Hubble Spots Oldest Galaxies Yet
  2. January 5, 2010 - Hubble Spies Most Distant, Early Galaxies Yet
  3. January 5, 2010 - Earliest Known Galaxies Spied in Deep Hubble Picture
  4. January 5, 2010 - Hubble Reaches the 'Undiscovered Country' of Primeval Galaxies - also here
  5. January 6, 2010 - Not too soon to announce possible earliest galaxies known
  6. January 6, 2010 - Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2009 detects earliest galaxies
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - North America's Cooling Due to Natural Causes in 2008?
  2. January 6, 2010 - Australia suffers hottest decade yet
  3. January 6, 2010 - Tipping Elements in the Earth System: How Stable Is the Contemporary Environment?
  4. January 6, 2010 - Methane release 'looks stronger'
  5. January 6, 2010 - Experts: Cold snap doesn't disprove global warming
  6. January 7, 2010 - Warmer Climate Could Stifle Carbon Uptake by Trees - also here, here, here
Background


Early universe simulation

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - New mathematical model aids Big Bang supercomputer research - also here
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - New Sky-mapping Observatory Sheds Lens Cap to Soak in Starlight
  2. January 6, 2010 - WISE sees its first stars - also here
  3. January 6, 2010 - WISE Eye Spies First Glimpse of the Starry Sky - also here, here
  4. January 6, 2010 - New Sky-mapping Telescope Takes First Photo
  5. January 7, 2010 - WISE Sees First Light
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - A new form of matter? - also here
  2. January 6, 2010 - Dark Halo Around Our Galaxy Looks Like Squished Beach Ball
  3. January 6, 2010 - Astronomers map the shape of galactic dark matter
  4. January 6, 2010 - Dark matter 'beach ball' unveiled
  5. January 9, 2010 - Dark Matter and Dark Energy: New Results
Background, Background, Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Gamma-ray burst may reveal some of oldest dust in the universe
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Physicists beginning to see data from the Large Hadron Collider - also here, here, here
  2. January 7, 2010 - What will the Large Hadron Collider reveal?
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Floods linked to San Andreas quakes
Background


Zitterbewegung

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Quivering ions pass quantum test
  2. January 6, 2010 - Quantum simulation of a relativistic particle - also here
  3. January 6, 2010 - Physicists catch sight of trembling particle
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Astronomers Detect Cosmic 'Dark Energy' in Galaxies Nearest Earth
Background


Herschel view of early galaxies

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Astronomers unveil images of 12-billion-year-old space nursery - also here
Background


Milky Way magnetic field

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Scientists reveal Milky Way's magnetic attraction - also here
Background


Planet system formation

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Massive Stars: Good Targets for Planet Hunts, Bad Targets for SETI - also here
  2. January 7, 2010 - How the Earth survived birth - also here, here
  3. January 7, 2010 - How Earth Survived Its Birth
  4. January 7, 2010 - Alien dust found around distant star
  5. January 8, 2010 - Saving the Earth with dynamical simulations
  6. January 12, 2010 - Alien Dust Kicked Up By Baby Planet Collisions
Background


E8 symmetry in cobalt niobate

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Golden ratio discovered in a quantum world - also here
  2. January 7, 2010 - Symmetry found hidden in supercold atoms
  3. January 8, 2010 - E8 symmetry spotted in ultracold magnet
  4. January 18, 2010 - Exotic symmetry seen in ultracold electrons - also here
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Southern Winds Help Stash Earth's Carbon Dioxide
Background


Galactic tidal streams

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - New tidal streams found in Andromeda reveal history of galactic mergers
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Mirror Testing at NASA Breaks Superstitious Myths
  2. January 7, 2010 - Cryogenic temperature testing
Background


Small galaxies and dark matter

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Team Shines Cosmic Light on Missing Ordinary Matter - also here
  2. January 8, 2010 - Missing matter mystery in small galaxies
Background, Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Fermi telescope closes in on mystery of cosmic ray acceleration - also here
  2. February 15, 2010 - Mysterious Origin of Cosmic Rays Pinned Down
  3. February 16, 2010 - Fermi Telescope Closes on Source of Cosmic Rays - also here
Background


Neutrino experiments

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Neutrino data to flow in 2010; NOvA scientists tune design - also here
Background


Chandra X-ray Observatory

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - X-ray Space Telescope Gets Longer Lease on Life
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. January 10, 2010 - Bering Strait influenced ice age climate patterns worldwide
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. January 10, 2010 - Enceladus's Mysterious Behavior May Be Transient
  2. January 11, 2010 - Deep heat powers once-in-a-billion-year volcanoes on icy moon
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Scientists 'photograph' nano-particle self-assembly
  2. January 6, 2010 - Nanodragsters hit the street: Scientists roll agile hot rod out of micro-garage
  3. January 6, 2010 - 'Nanodragster' races toward the future of molecular machines - also here
  4. January 7, 2010 - Technique 'prints' stable nanopatterns
  5. January 7, 2010 - Nanoscience goes 'big': Discovery could lead to enhanced electronics - also here
  6. January 11, 2010 - Nanodragsters hit the street
  7. January 19, 2010 - World's Smallest Hot Rod Made Using Nanotechnology
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Using CNTs as infrared sensors
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Argonne streaming visualization sends images across the world
  2. January 6, 2010 - The grid: a new way of doing science
  3. January 13, 2010 - Dealing with a universe of data
  4. January 29, 2010 - Supercomputer Breakthrough Allows Astronomers to Share Universe Simulations
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Light-Generating Transistors to Power Labs on Chips
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Quantum age edges closer
  2. January 8, 2010 - Physicists Solve Difficult Classical Problem with One Quantum Bit
  3. January 10, 2010 - Quantum computer calculates exact energy of molecular hydrogen - also here
  4. January 11, 2010 - Quantum computers do chemistry
  5. January 13, 2010 - Two-qubit quantum system used to model the hydrogen molecule
  6. January 19, 2010 - Quantum computer takes on quantum chemistry
  7. January 22, 2010 - Quantum computer simulates hydrogen molecule just right - also here
Background


Photonic integrated circuits

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Will high-density PICs be the next big thing?
Background


Silicon nanowire transistors

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Nanowires made of 'strained silicon' show how to keep increases in computer power coming
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Electronic Liquid Crystal States Discovered in Parent of Iron-Based Superconductor
  2. January 8, 2010 - Quantum fluctuations are key in superconductors - also here
Background



Life sciences


Physical activity and telomeres

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Survival of the fittest: exercise 'can fight ageing'
Background


Synthetic biochemistry

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Chemists crack complex compound
Background


Bacterial motility

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection - also here, here, here
Background


Polyadenylation proteins

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Researchers pin down long-elusive protein that's essential to 'life as we know it' - also here
Background, Background


Production of short RNA

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Scientists determine how precursors of gene-regulating small RNAs are sorted by cellular machinery - also here
Background


Bacterial communication

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Eavesdropping on bacterial conversations may improve chronic wound healing - also here
Background


TLR4 and CD4+ T cells

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Dampening CD4+ Immune Cell Function Via the Protein TLR4
Background


Sequential polyubiquitylation

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - How Ubiquitin Chains Are Added to Cell-Cycle Proteins
Background


Modern human evolution

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Ongoing evolution among modern humans
  2. January 8, 2010 - 30,000-Year-Old Child's Teeth Shed New Light on Human Evolution
Background


Retroviruses and nuclear localization signals

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - A global breakthrough in the study of a protein linked to the spread of viruses - also here
Background


Epigenetics, mitosis, and MLL

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Protein linked to leukemia 'bookmarks' highly active genes during cell division - also here
Background


Earliest tetrapods

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Footprints could push back tetrapod origins
  2. January 6, 2010 - Oldest Land-Walker Tracks Found--Pushes Back Evolution
  3. January 6, 2010 - Tetrapods' old age revealed
  4. January 6, 2010 - Discovery pushes back date of first four-legged animal
  5. January 6, 2010 - Ancient Four-Legged Beasts Leave Their Mark
  6. January 6, 2010 - Fossil footprints give land vertebrates a much longer history - also here
  7. January 6, 2010 - Fossil tracks record 'oldest land-walkers'
  8. January 6, 2010 - 4-Legged Animals Emerged Earlier Than Thought
Background


Integration of virus genes in host DNA

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Bornavirus genes found in human DNA - also here
  2. January 6, 2010 - A new breed of viral invasion
  3. January 6, 2010 - Viral phenomenon: Ancient microbe invaded human DNA
  4. January 8, 2010 - Eight Percent of Human Genetic Material Comes from a Virus
  5. January 11, 2010 - Hunting Fossil Viruses in Human DNA
Background


Sperm epigenetics

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Study identifies a protein complex possibly crucial for triggering embryo development - also here, here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - The Spiky Penis Gets the Girl
  2. January 7, 2010 - Duda, where'd my spines go?
Background


Dolphin intelligence

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Scientists say dolphins should be treated as non-human persons
Background


Myxococcus xanthus

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - For this microbe, cousins not particularly welcome
Background


RNA shape

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Rules governing RNA's anatomy revealed - also here, here, here
Background


Selective evolutionary pressure in the human genome

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - New approach precisely tracks evolution's footprints in the human genome - also here
  2. January 9, 2010 - Researchers Closer to Pinpointing Beneficial Evolutionary Mutations in the Human Genome
Background, Background, Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Scientists uncover role of protein critical for activating DNA replication - also here
Background


KATP channels and metabolism

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Muscles That Act as an Energy Drain
Background


Seafaring hominins

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Ancient hominids may have been seafarers - also here
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - What came first in the origin of life? A study contradicts the 'metabolism first' hypothesis - also here
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Newly Unearthed Painted Shells Show Neandertals Were Homo sapiens's Mental Equals
  2. January 9, 2010 - Neanderthal 'make-up' containers discovered
  3. January 11, 2010 - Signs of Symbolic Smarts in Neandertal Jewelry
  4. January 11, 2010 - New research suggests Neanderthals weren't stupid
  5. January 12, 2010 - Use of Body Ornamentation Shows Neanderthal Mind Capable of Advanced Thought
Background


Evolution and disease

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Evolution and ailments
  2. January 11, 2010 - Ongoing Evolution May Explain Rise In Autoimmune Diseases, Reproductive Cancers
  3. January 11, 2010 - Ongoing Evolution May Explain Mysterious Rise in Diseases
Background, Background


Foreign DNA clearing

References:
  1. January 10, 2010 - Researchers discover molecular security system that protects cells from potentially harmful DNA - also here
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. January 10, 2010 - Researchers Identify microRNA targets in C. elegans - also here
  2. January 10, 2010 - Micro RNAs Can Turn Genes Off
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Another study finds no MMR-autism link
  2. January 4, 2010 - Researchers identify autism clusters in California - also here, here, here
  3. January 4, 2010 - Researchers define uniform method to interpret autism spectrum disorders - also here
  4. January 5, 2010 - Study turns up 10 autism clusters in California
  5. January 6, 2010 - Autism Clusters Found in California's Major Cities
  6. January 8, 2010 - Brain imaging may help diagnose autism - also here
  7. January 10, 2010 - Research adds to evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder - also here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Biological cells reveal brain chemistry secrets
  2. January 5, 2010 - Before or after birth, gene linked to mental health has different effects - also here
Background


Genes and compulsive behavior

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Dog genes may hold secrets to human disease
  2. January 6, 2010 - Canine compulsive disorder gene identified in dogs - also here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Limits to antidepressants' effectiveness: study
  2. January 5, 2010 - Antidepressants Work Best for Severe Depression, Provide Little to No Benefit Otherwise
  3. January 6, 2010 - Study finds medication of little help to patients with mild, moderate depression
  4. January 7, 2010 - Benefit of Antidepressant Medications Appears to Vary With Severity of Depression Symptoms
Background


Speech and gesture

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Two sides of the same coin: Speech and gesture mutually interact to enhance comprehension - also here
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Combination Therapy Better Than Leading Drug for Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests
Background


Effect of cocaine on gene expression

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Cocaine changes how genes work in brain
  2. January 7, 2010 - New mechanism underlying cocaine addiction discovered - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Brain activity levels affect self-perception - also here, here
Background


Sonic hedgehog and guidance of retinal axons

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Discovery of a new molecular mechanism that guides visual nerves towards the brain - also here
Background, Background


Nervous system encoding of limb motion

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Observation about how nervous system learns and encodes motion could improve stroke recovery - also here
Background


Dopamine and decision making

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Dopamine levels in brain 'influence decision making'
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - New guidelines back mammograms starting at age 40
  2. January 4, 2010 - Experimental drug shows promise against brain, prostate cancers - also here
  3. January 4, 2010 - Targeting cancerous vessels - also here
  4. January 4, 2010 - New SBI, ACR recommendations suggest breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 - also here
  5. January 5, 2010 - Pomegranate compounds may ease breast cancer risk
  6. January 5, 2010 - Celebrex combats skin cancer in vulnerable group
  7. January 5, 2010 - Common anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent skin cancers, researcher says
  8. January 5, 2010 - Celebrex inhibited the burden of skin cancer in high-risk patients - also here
  9. January 5, 2010 - Natural compounds in pomegranates may prevent growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer - also here
  10. January 5, 2010 - Report suggests similar effectiveness among options for managing low-risk prostate cancer - also here
  11. January 5, 2010 - Intermittent androgen deprivation at least as effective as continuous androgen deprivation
  12. January 5, 2010 - Cancer drugs 'treat' aggressive childhood brain tumours
  13. January 6, 2010 - Low selenium tied to throat, stomach cancers
  14. January 6, 2010 - Investigational agent reduces tumor resistance to breast cancer therapy - also here
  15. January 6, 2010 - Study examines interval colorectal cancer despite surveillance colonoscopy - also here
  16. January 7, 2010 - Researchers say vaccine appears to 'mop up' leukemia cells Gleevec leaves behind - also here
  17. January 7, 2010 - Researchers discover genetic differences between lethal and treatable forms of leukemia - also here
  18. January 7, 2010 - Less-Invasive, Voice-Saving Surgery for Throat Cancer Patients Pioneered
  19. January 7, 2010 - Researchers find powerful predictor of bone cancer prognosis
  20. January 7, 2010 - SNPs in C-reactive protein are not associated with increased risk of cancer - also here
  21. January 8, 2010 - Tea may prevent endometrial cancer, but needs study
  22. January 8, 2010 - Scientists find new leukemia gene risk factors
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Even with fewer risk factors, heavy men die earlier
  2. January 5, 2010 - Mayo researchers find obesity key
  3. January 5, 2010 - Obesity now poses as great a threat to quality of life as smoking - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Job stress may raise diabetes risk in women
  2. January 4, 2010 - New discovery aims to correct cellular defects leading to diabetes - also here
  3. January 4, 2010 - Childhood metabolic measurements may predict diabetes development years later - also here
  4. January 5, 2010 - Leptin-controlled gene can reverse diabetes - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - AIDS drug cocktails saving lives: study
  2. January 4, 2010 - Scientists identify target that may inhibit HIV infectivity - also here
  3. January 6, 2010 - Study suggests why circumcised men are less likely to become infected with HIV - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Biodegradable Nanoparticles Can Bypass Mucus Barrier and Release Drugs Over Time - also here, here, here
  2. January 4, 2010 - Researchers develop anti-cancer 'nano cocktail' - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Scientists Isolate Specific Tumor Cells that Cause Cancer
  2. January 4, 2010 - Blocking inflammation receptor kills breast cancer stem cells, study finds - also here
Background, Background


Vitamin C and aging

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - New vitamin C discovery: It 'cures' mice with accelerated aging disease - also here
Background


Reactive oxygen species, mitochondria, and muscle atrophy

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - New finding may help baby boomers get buff - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - A trip to the candy store might help ward off rare, but deadly infections - also here
  2. January 7, 2010 - Resistance to antibiotics can be drawback for bacteria - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Clinical trial seeks to improve patient treatment for Crohn's disease
  2. January 4, 2010 - Inflammatory Mediator Regulates Diarrhea in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - New key factor identified in the development of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. January 6, 2010 - Cellphones may protect brain from Alzheimer's
  3. January 6, 2010 - Cell Phone Use May Fight Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Says
  4. January 6, 2010 - Cell phone exposure may protect against and reverse Alzheimer's disease - also here
  5. January 6, 2010 - Study: New brain scan better detects earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people - also here
  6. January 6, 2010 - Cell phone radiation may fight Alzheimer's... in mice
  7. January 7, 2010 - New approach to fighting Alzheimer's shows potential in clinical trial
  8. January 7, 2010 - Study investigates immune system alterations in the brain - also here
  9. January 7, 2010 - Researchers testing gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease
  10. January 7, 2010 - Mobile phone radiation 'protects' against Alzheimer's
  11. January 8, 2010 - Could mobile phone radiation protect against Alzheimer's disease?
  12. January 8, 2010 - Alzheimer's discovery could lead to long-sought preventive treatment - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Head-to-head studies identify best treatment regimen for hep C - also here
  2. January 4, 2010 - Scientists Visualize How a Vital Hepatitis C Virus Protein Moves Along Its Nucleic Acid Substrate
  3. January 5, 2010 - Natural compound blocks hepatitis C infection - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - MyoD helps stem cells proliferate in response to muscle injury - also here
  2. January 7, 2010 - Fruit fly bodies bank stem cells
  3. January 7, 2010 - Biologists develop efficient genetic modification of human embryonic stem cells - also here
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. January 4, 2010 - Psoriasis: Effects Don't Always Stop With the Skin
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - Drinking shows little effect on stroke outcome
  2. January 5, 2010 - Study Links Vitamin D, Race, and Cardiac Deaths - also here, here, here
  3. January 7, 2010 - Old antidepressant offers promise in treating heart failure - also here
  4. January 7, 2010 - Study finds increased presence, severity of coronary artery plaques in HIV-infected men - also here
  5. January 7, 2010 - Changing How Nerves Communicate in Congestive Heart Failure
  6. January 10, 2010 - Discovery of enzyme activation process could lead to new heart attack treatments - also here
  7. January 10, 2010 - Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 5, 2010 - 'Junk DNA' could spotlight breast and bowel cancer - also here
  2. January 6, 2010 - Team finds link between stomach-cancer bug and cancer-promoting factor - also here
  3. January 6, 2010 - Kidney cancer proves more complicated than thought
  4. January 6, 2010 - Mutations in the genome regulation machinery identified in clear cell renal cell carcinoma - also here
  5. January 7, 2010 - Discovery opens door to new treatments for prostate, brain and skin cancers - also here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Folic acid in late pregnancy tied to child asthma
Background


Adrenergic receptors and drug discovery

References:
  1. January 6, 2010 - Research on rarely studied cell-receptor regions opens door to eliminating drugs' side effects - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. January 7, 2010 - Each pound at birth lowers risk of developing TB - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Sleeping Beauty hooks up with herpes to fight brain disease - also here
Background


Cognitive impairment

References:
  1. January 8, 2010 - Healthy older adults with subjective memory loss may be at increased risk for MCI and dementia - also here, here
Background


Ankylosing spondylitis

References:
  1. January 10, 2010 - Rheumatologists advance genetic research related to disabling form of arthritis - also here
Background


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