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Volume 9, Number 3
January 18, 2010


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

Extrasolar planets
Global warming
Paleoclimatology
Enceladus
Formation of massive stars
Galaxy surveys
Galaxy mergers
Galaxy morphology
Anomalous dispersion in pulsar bursts
Starspots on Betelgeuse
Dwarf galaxies and supernovae
Earthquakes
Gravitational waves
Magnetic fields in binary star systems
Ocean acidification
Evolution of NGC 2976
Stellar magnetic fields
Planetary system formation
Carbon stars
WISE telescope
Quark-gluon plasma
Ultraluminous infrared galaxies
Herschel telescope
Quark stars

Technology

Quantum entanglement in solids
Quantum cascade lasers
Nanotechnology
Molecular computing
Photovoltaics
Metal-organic framework
Grid computing
Spintronics
Knotted optical vortices

Life sciences

Ubiquitin
Hedgehog signaling and fat metabolism
Cellular mechanics
Early heart development
Y chromosome evolution
DNA mutations
Ribosomes
Silencing endogenous retrovirus genes
Rho and gene expression in bacteria
Longevity and extrinsic mortality factors in birds
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Chromosomal territory reorganization
Bacterial decision making
Embryonic development of bone ridges
Epstein-Barr virus
Cell motility
Synthetic biology

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Tool use of crows
Monamine oxidase A and risk-taking
Dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome
Reciprocity and altruistic behavior
Sox2 and auditory neuron development
3-D distribution of biomolecules in the brain
Sleep and memory
Antidepressants
Astrocytes, synapses, and memory
Brain coding for nouns
Transmission of immune signals into the brain
Effects of sleep deprivation
Neuron activity levels and survival
Vocal learning
Conservation of energy used for visual processing
Early development of visual ability
Behavioral abnormality in mice and humans due to BDNF mutation
Perceptual awareness
Bipolar disorder
Sleep/wake cycles

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Cancer stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes
Inflammation, cytokines, and yoga
Stem cells
Antibiotics
Dementia
Malaria
AIDS
Cardiovascular disease
Sedentariness and cardiovascular disease
Protective properties of lower-body fat
Bishpenol-A and cardiovascular disease
Gene therapy
Avian flu
MicroRNA and cancer
Nanobiotechnology
Botanical oils, PPAR-γ, COX2, and inflammation
Psoriasis
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
Asthma
Multiple sclerosis
Hepatitis C



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Exoplanet News Roundup
  2. January 12, 2010 - Team predicts satellite could locate hundreds of Earth-sized planets
  3. January 13, 2010 - First Direct Measurement of an Exoplanet's Light Spectrum
  4. January 13, 2010 - VLT captures first direct spectrum of an exoplanet - also here
  5. January 13, 2010 - Light from Faraway Planet Directly Detected
  6. January 13, 2010 - Exoplanet's atmosphere is laid bare
  7. January 13, 2010 - Astronomers spot second smallest exoplanet - also here
  8. January 14, 2010 - First exoplanet 'fingerprint' detected
  9. January 14, 2010 - Spectrum of light captured from distant world
  10. January 14, 2010 - Alien Planet Safari
  11. January 15, 2010 - Strange Lava World Is Shriveled Remains of Former Self
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Missed 2050 climate targets will reduce long-term options
  2. January 11, 2010 - Climate conditions in 2050 crucial to avoid harmful impacts in 2100 - also here
  3. January 11, 2010 - Melting tundra creating vast river of waste into Arctic Ocean
  4. January 12, 2010 - Next 40 years key for climate change
  5. January 12, 2010 - Trees invading warming Arctic will cause warming over entire region, study shows
  6. January 12, 2010 - What Would Failure to Combat Climate Change Quickly Mean?
  7. January 13, 2010 - 2009 Hottest Year on Record in Southern Hemisphere
  8. January 13, 2010 - Search for ice sheet 'tipping point' - also here
  9. January 14, 2010 - Global warming 'speeds' up gas emissions
  10. January 16, 2010 - Higher Temperatures Can Worsen Climate Change, Methane Measurements from Space Reveal
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Bering Strait's Ups and Downs Alter Climate
  2. January 12, 2010 - Underground gases tell the story of ice ages -- and America's split jet stream
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Cassini Data Show Enceladus in Motion - also here
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Time-lapse movie shows that massive stars form like their smaller siblings
Background


Galaxy surveys

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Surveying the X-ray Sky
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Cannibal Galaxies Gobble the Little Guys
Background


Galaxy morphology

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Mystery Behind Galaxy Shapes Solved
  2. January 12, 2010 - How Galaxies Came To Be: Astronomers Explain Hubble Sequence - also here, here
  3. January 13, 2010 - So, why is the Milky Way a barred spiral?
  4. January 22, 2010 - Galaxies shaped by dark past
Background, Background


Anomalous dispersion in pulsar bursts

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Pulsar bursts move 'faster than light'
  2. January 14, 2010 - Radio pulses from pulsar appear to move faster than light
Background


Starspots on Betelgeuse

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Spots Like the Sun's Revealed on Giant Star
  2. January 12, 2010 - Unprecedented details on the surface of the star Betelgeuse
Background


Dwarf galaxies and supernovae

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Supernova winds blow galaxies into shape - also here
  2. January 13, 2010 - Puzzling Dwarf Galaxies Finally Make Sense
  3. January 13, 2010 - New research resolves conflict in theory of how galaxies form - also here, here
  4. January 13, 2010 - Supernovae put dark matter in the right place
  5. January 14, 2010 - Astrophysicists unwind 'Cold Dark Matter Catastrophe' conundrum
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Haiti Earthquake "Strange," Strongest in 200 Years
  2. January 13, 2010 - Haiti Quake Could Have Been Even Worse
  3. January 13, 2010 - Killer quake struck just below the surface
  4. January 13, 2010 - Haiti earthquake maps
  5. January 13, 2010 - Haiti Earthquake Disaster Little Surprise to Some Seismologists
  6. January 14, 2010 - WHOI expert: Haiti quake occurred in complex, active seismic region - also here
  7. January 14, 2010 - Haiti earthquake poses prediction question
  8. January 15, 2010 - Haiti quake could not have been predicted: experts
  9. January 16, 2010 - Scientists scramble to analyze Haiti quake - also here
  10. January 17, 2010 - Tsunami-generating quake possible off Indonesia: scientists
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Pulsar watchers race for gravity waves
Background


Magnetic fields in binary star systems

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Giant Magnetic Loop Sweeps Through Space Between Stellar Pair - also here
  2. January 13, 2010 - Stars Spin Huge Magnetic Loop
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Acidifying ocean may stifle phytoplankton
Background, Background


Evolution of NGC 2976

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Hubble Unravels Odd Galaxy's History
  2. January 14, 2010 - Hubble Catches End of Star-Making Party in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy - also here
  3. January 19, 2010 - New-star shine wearing off in nearby galaxy
Background


Stellar magnetic fields

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Star Keeps Magnetic Lock on Its Big Brother
Background


Planetary system formation

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Solar System Shield
Background


Carbon stars

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Determining chemical composition of a type of red giant star with more carbon than oxygen - also here
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Infrared Hunt Begins: WISE Starts All-Sky Survey - also here
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Jetting into the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Background


Ultraluminous infrared galaxies

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Dense Gas in Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Herschel HIFI instrument resumes quest for water in Universe
  2. January 15, 2010 - Herschel space telescope restored to full health
Background


Quark stars

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Calculations point to massive quark stars
Background, Background



Technology


Quantum entanglement in solids

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - A solid case of entanglement
Background


Quantum cascade lasers

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - New quantum cascade lasers emit more light than heat - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Growing Nanowires: European Research Paves Way for Faster, Smaller Microchips
  2. January 14, 2010 - Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld - also here
  3. January 15, 2010 - Study: nanostructures hold promise as fast, tiny RRAM switches
Background


Molecular computing

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Chemical computer that mimics neurons to be created
  2. January 12, 2010 - 'Wet' computing systems to boost processing power - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Solar cells made through oil-and-water 'self-assembly'
  2. January 11, 2010 - Self-assembling solar arrays as easy as mixing oil and water
  3. January 14, 2010 - Self-assembling solar panels a step closer
Background


Metal-organic framework

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Scientists squeeze more out of metal-organic framework
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Intercontinental Grid Computing: Europe and China Link Up for Research
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Electric fields control spin currents
Background


Knotted optical vortices

References:
  1. January 17, 2010 - Tying light in knots - also here
  2. February 11, 2010 - Holograms tie optical vortices in knots
Background



Life sciences


Ubiquitin

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Dead Sea-dwelling microbes reveal roots of protein common to all higher life forms
Background, Background


Hedgehog signaling and fat metabolism

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Key Role Found for Hedgehog Signaling in Controlling Fat Storage
Background


Cellular mechanics

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Scientists discover new protein function - also here
Background


Early heart development

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - In early heart development, genes work in tandem - also here
Background


Y chromosome evolution

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - New clues to Y evolution
  2. January 13, 2010 - The fickle Y chromosome
  3. January 13, 2010 - Y Chromosome Evolving Rapidly
  4. January 13, 2010 - Chimp and human Y chromosomes evolving faster than expected - also here
  5. January 13, 2010 - Men More Evolved? Y Chromosome Study Stirs Debate - also here
Background, Background


DNA mutations

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Are mutations truly random?
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Key piece of puzzle sheds light on function of ribosomes - also here
Background


Silencing endogenous retrovirus genes

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - The viruses within -- and what keeps them there - also here
Background


Rho and gene expression in bacteria

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Paradigm changing mechanism is revealed for the control of gene expression in bacteria - also here, here
  2. January 19, 2010 - Combat E coli: New focus on Rho protein
Background, Background


Longevity and extrinsic mortality factors in birds

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Big, social, Island-dwelling birds live longest - also here
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Broke a tooth? Grow another!
Background


Chromosomal territory reorganization

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Chromosomes make a rapid retreat from nuclear territories - also here
Background


Bacterial decision making

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Researchers find new ways to understand bacteria's 'thinking' - also here
Background


Embryonic development of bone ridges

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Scientists reveal how tendons shape developing bones
Background


Epstein-Barr virus

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Key Mechanism for the Proliferation of Epstein-Barr Virus Discovered - also here
Background


Cell motility

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - New finding in cell migration may be key to preventing clots, cancer spread - also here
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Engineering cellular synchrony
  2. January 20, 2010 - Bacterial clocks chime in unison
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Tool use of crows

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Wild crows reveal tool skills - also here
Background


Monamine oxidase A and risk-taking

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Why do people 'play the longshot' and buy insurance? It's in our genes
Background


Dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Reducing dosage of Parkinson's drugs can cause symptoms similar to those of cocaine withdrawal - also here
Background


Reciprocity and altruistic behavior

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Monkeys go out on a limb to show gratitude
Background


Sox2 and auditory neuron development

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Researchers identify protein needed to develop auditory neurons - also here
Background, Background


3-D distribution of biomolecules in the brain

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - 3D View of the Brain
Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - As in humans, sleep solidifies a bird's memories - also here
Background, Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Study in mice shows why antidepressants often fail
  2. January 13, 2010 - Surplus of serotonin receptors may explain failure of antidepressants in some patients - also here
Background


Astrocytes, synapses, and memory

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Glial cells aid memory formation
Background


Brain coding for nouns

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Scientists crack brain's codes for noun meanings - also here, here
Background, Background


Transmission of immune signals into the brain

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Dual role for immune cells in the brain - also here
Background


Effects of sleep deprivation

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Chronic sleep loss degrades nighttime performance
  2. January 13, 2010 - Lost Sleep Can't Be Made Up, Study Suggests
  3. January 13, 2010 - Don't bank on weekend to make up for sleep loss - also here
  4. January 14, 2010 - Catching up on lost sleep a dangerous illusion
Background


Neuron activity levels and survival

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - 'Noisiest' neurons persist in the adult brain - also here
Background


Vocal learning

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Scientists map brain pathway for vocal learning - also here
Background


Conservation of energy used for visual processing

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Team finds neural thermostat keeps brain running efficiently - also here, here
Background


Early development of visual ability

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Scientists link brain development to chances of recovering vision after blindness
Background


Behavioral abnormality in mice and humans due to BDNF mutation

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Animal behavioral studies can mimic human behavior - also here, here
  2. January 14, 2010 - A Frightful Genetic Twist
  3. January 17, 2010 - Gene variant prolongs anxiety reactions in mice and men
Background, Background


Perceptual awareness

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - To see or not to see - also here
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Bipolar diagnosis jumps in young children: study
Background


Sleep/wake cycles

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Potent screening tool finds new roles for some drugs in rest, waking - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - 'False positive' concern over prostate cancer test
  2. January 11, 2010 - Gene may pinpoint most aggressive prostate cancer
  3. January 11, 2010 - Genetic variant associated with aggressive form of prostate cancer
  4. January 11, 2010 - Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells - also here
  5. January 11, 2010 - Race, obesity affect outcomes among diabetics following prostatectomy - also here
  6. January 11, 2010 - New target discovered for treatment of cancer - also here
  7. January 11, 2010 - Drug shows promise as new treatment for gut tumor - also here
  8. January 11, 2010 - Blocking nuclear receptor may cut off tumor blood supply
  9. January 11, 2010 - Breast cancer multigene test helping patients avoid chemotherapy - also here
  10. January 11, 2010 - Imaging studies help detect underlying cancers in patients with neurologic symptoms
  11. January 12, 2010 - Green tea could modify the effect of cigarette smoking on lung cancer risk - also here
  12. January 12, 2010 - New hope for therapy in heartburn-related cancer - also here
  13. January 12, 2010 - TD2 and Critical Outcome Technologies develop novel anti-cancer drug
  14. January 12, 2010 - Women with breast cancer may benefit from autologous stem cell transplantation - also here
  15. January 12, 2010 - Diet May Protect Against Gene Changes in Smokers
  16. January 12, 2010 - Drug that modifies gene activity could help some older leukemia patients - also here
  17. January 12, 2010 - More accurate diagnosis for leading cancer killer in children may be possible - also here
  18. January 12, 2010 - Obesity linked to common form of kidney cancer and each extra BMI point increases risk
  19. January 12, 2010 - Erlotinib dosing in lung cancer depends on smoking status - also here
  20. January 13, 2010 - Drug with unique disruption of tumor blood flow shows promise - also here
  21. January 13, 2010 - Gene testing identifies lung cancer patients who benefit from ALK-inhibitor drug - also here
  22. January 13, 2010 - EGFR gene signature predicts non-small cell lung cancer prognosis - also here
  23. January 13, 2010 - Second round of gefitinib may be promising lung cancer therapy - also here
  24. January 13, 2010 - Having a family member under 50 diagnosed with pancreatic cancer increases risk - also here
  25. January 13, 2010 - Blood test may aid in lung cancer diagnosis and reduce unnecessary invasive procedures - also here
  26. January 13, 2010 - A paracrine pathway regulates pancreatic cancer cell invasion - also here
  27. January 13, 2010 - Novel growth pattern classification predictive of outcome in non-small cell lung cancer - also here
  28. January 13, 2010 - Researchers tackle ductal carcinoma in situ and its many unanswered questions - also here
  29. January 13, 2010 - New biomarkers for predicting the spread of colon cancer - also here
  30. January 13, 2010 - Green tea 'may block lung cancer'
  31. January 14, 2010 - The first map of colon cancer in Spain is published - also here
  32. January 14, 2010 - Researchers raise concern over frequency of surveillance colonoscopy
  33. January 14, 2010 - Early immune response needed for hit-and-hide cancer viruses - also here
  34. January 15, 2010 - Mediterranean diet protects against stomach cancer
  35. January 15, 2010 - Novel personalized medicine trial launched for metastatic colorectal cancer
  36. January 15, 2010 - Patients with resectable esophageal adenocarcinoma benefit from neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
  37. January 15, 2010 - Prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
  38. January 17, 2010 - First successful use of expanded umbilical-cord blood units to treat leukemia - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Segregating out UbcH10's role in tumor formation - also here
  2. January 12, 2010 - Scientists find cancer cells co-opt fat metabolism pathway to become more malignant - also here
  3. January 13, 2010 - Stress triggers tumor formation, researchers find - also here
  4. January 14, 2010 - Mutations in Different Cells Cooperate to Set the Stage for Cancer
  5. January 14, 2010 - Picking out a tumor's cancer causers
  6. January 15, 2010 - How sunlight causes skin cells to turn cancerous - also here
  7. January 16, 2010 - Cellular communication in the cancer microenvironment - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Study sheds light on role of stem cells in children's brain tumor - also here
  2. January 12, 2010 - Melanoma stem cells' evasive talents - also here
  3. January 15, 2010 - Cancer stem cells suppress immune response against brain tumor - also here
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Some blood pressure drugs may cut risk of dementia
  2. January 11, 2010 - Neuroimaging may shed light on how Alzheimer's disease develops
  3. January 12, 2010 - Gene variant protects against Alzheimer's: study
  4. January 12, 2010 - 'Longevity gene' helps prevent memory decline and dementia - also here
  5. January 12, 2010 - Gene variant might guard against Alzheimer's, other dementia
  6. January 12, 2010 - Common blood-pressure drug also combats dementia
  7. January 12, 2010 - New compound improves cognitive decline, symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in rodents - also here
  8. January 12, 2010 - New findings reveal loss of smell function may predict early onset of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  9. January 13, 2010 - Angiotensin receptor blockers associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  10. January 13, 2010 - Blood pressure drug offers fresh hope for dementia
  11. January 13, 2010 - Gene found that cuts chance of dementia
  12. January 14, 2010 - How an eye test could aid Alzheimer's detection - also here
  13. January 14, 2010 - Alzheimer's disease 'could be detected by eye test'
  14. January 15, 2010 - Researchers identify proteins that might contribute to memory loss and Alzheimer's disease - also here
  15. January 16, 2010 - Studies demonstrate link among Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome and atherosclerosis - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Less sleep for kids may mean higher blood sugar
  2. January 13, 2010 - Siblings key in pregnancy-related diabetes risk
  3. January 14, 2010 - Obstructive sleep apnea may worsen diabetes
  4. January 17, 2010 - From biological basics to diabetes discovery
  5. January 17, 2010 - Newly identified genes influence insulin and glucose regulation - also here
  6. January 19, 2010 - DNA sweep finds new genes tied to diabetes
Background


Inflammation, cytokines, and yoga

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Yoga reduces cytokine levels known to promote inflammation - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Study shows that delivering stem cells improves repair of major bone injuries in rats
  2. January 11, 2010 - Regulatory network balances stem cell maintenance, differentiation - also here
  3. January 12, 2010 - Stem cells get performance anxiety, don't work when watched
  4. January 15, 2010 - Scientists turn stem cells into pork - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Researchers develop faster method to generate new antibiotics - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Exercise associated with preventing, improving mild cognitive impairment
  2. January 12, 2010 - Dementia linked to high blood pressure years earlier
  3. January 12, 2010 - Scientists identify role of key protein in ALS and frontotemporal dementia - also here
  4. January 14, 2010 - Diabetes ups risk of dementia for mildly impaired
  5. January 15, 2010 - Exercise protects and improves the aging brain
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Discovery provides new drug targets for malaria cure - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Researchers trace HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance
  2. January 11, 2010 - New ways to pressure HIV - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Excess protein in urine is indicator of heart disease risk in whites, but not blacks - also here
  2. January 11, 2010 - Less than six hours sleep a night more dangerous for premenopausal women
  3. January 12, 2010 - In women, exercise may keep high pulse in check
  4. January 13, 2010 - Scientists find 'missing link' between heart failure and environment - also here
  5. January 13, 2010 - Gender-biased heart damage - also here
  6. January 15, 2010 - Crucial differences found among Latino populations facing heart disease risks - also here
Background


Sedentariness and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 11, 2010 - Sedentary TV time may cut life short
  2. January 12, 2010 - TV shortens your life span, study finds
Background


Protective properties of lower-body fat

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Why those fat thighs may help you live longer
  2. January 12, 2010 - Being pear shaped protects against heart disease: study - also here
  3. January 12, 2010 - Having a big bum, hips and thighs 'is healthy'
  4. January 12, 2010 - Fat Butts May Be Healthy
Background, Background, Background


Bishpenol-A and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - Study supports connection between BPA and heart disease
  2. January 13, 2010 - Scientists link plastics chemical to health risks
  3. January 13, 2010 - Bisphenol A link to heart disease confirmed
  4. January 13, 2010 - Analysis of new data confirms bisphenol A link to disease in adults - also here
  5. January 13, 2010 - New analysis of BPA risk confounded by dropping exposure
  6. January 13, 2010 - Chemical in Many Consumer Plastics Linked to Heart Disease
  7. January 15, 2010 - Chemical BPA Linked to Heart Disease, Study Confirms - also here
  8. January 16, 2010 - Reversing itself, FDA expresses concerns over health risks from BPA
  9. January 17, 2010 - FDA: BPA affects children; exposure should be limited
  10. January 20, 2010 - FDA Says Bisphenol A (BPA) Exposure Is of 'Some Concern' for Infants and Children
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - I-1c gene therapy: Not such a good idea in heart failure? - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - New research findings can improve avian flu surveillance programs - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. January 12, 2010 - MicroRNA profiling identifies chemoresistance in small cell lung cancer
  2. January 13, 2010 - Small-Cell Lung Cancer Breakthrough: MicroRNAs Key to Identifying Patients Resistant to 'First-Line' Chemotherapy
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Nanoparticle Cocktail Targets and Kills Tumors
  2. January 13, 2010 - Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
  3. January 14, 2010 - Nanosystems Capture and Destroy Circulating Tumor Cells
Background


Botanical oils, PPAR-γ, COX2, and inflammation

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Thyme oil can inhibit COX2 and suppress inflammation - also here
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Scientists put psoriasis drugs to the test - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Prevalence of high body mass index among children and teens remains steady - also here
  2. January 13, 2010 - US adult obesity still high, but recent data suggest rates may have stabilized - also here
  3. January 13, 2010 - U.S. obesity rate leveling off, at about one-third of adults
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 13, 2010 - Parkinson's patients shed light on role of reward bias in compulsive behaviors - also here
  2. January 14, 2010 - Parkinson's patients who are pathological gamblers also display abnormal social behavior - also here
  3. January 15, 2010 - Genetic risk factor identified for Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Discovery opens new avenues for treatment of poorly controlled asthma - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. January 14, 2010 - Novel mouse model of demyelinating disorder - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 15, 2010 - Treatment for chronic hepatitis C: A phase II study - also here
Background


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