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Volume 9, Number 4
January 25, 2010


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

Earthquakes
Quantum theory
Himalayan glaciers
Exobiology
Multiple star systems
Global warming
Dark matter in distant galaxies
T2K neutrino experiment
Pulsars
Star-forming regions
Ocean acidification
Paleoclimatology
Kepler telescope
Herschel telescope
Self-organizing network systems
Black holes from particle collisions
Extrasolar planets
Intracluster star formation
Microbiology in Mars analog lakes
Dark matter
Methane and climate modeling

Technology

Nanotechnology
Graphene
Quantum data storage
Spintronics
Superconductivity
Space-based solar power
Virtualization of supercomputers
Magnetic tunnel junction memory
Carbon nanotubes
Organic transistors
'Random' lasers
Micro-western arrays for protein analysis

Life sciences

Genetic diversity of proto-humans
Modeling evolution of human hands and feet
Resveratrol, sirtuins, and aging
Immune system evasion by ebola virus
Cultural practices and human evolution
Protein folding
Omega-3 fatty acids and telomere length
Toll-like receptors
PI3K and T cell maturation
Canine evolution
Modeling mutation and evolution
FOXO, insulin levels, and antimicrobial peptides
Physics of viral infection
Chaperonins in archaea
Bacterial membrane-coat proteins
SIRT6 and glucose metabolism
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Method of infection of vaccinia virus
Method of infection of herpes simplex virus
TAB2 and inflammation
Benefits of sexual reproduction for reducing DNA mutations
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Autophagy
Receptor mobility and T cell antigen recognition
Synergy between bacteria and influeza virus
Dendritic cells in the brain

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Genetic links beween mood disorders
Face recognition
Calpain, BDNF, synaptic remodeling, and memory
Socioeconomic status and cortisol levels
Brain-imaging studies
Exercise and neurogenesis
Spatial representation in the brain
Aging and memory
Schizophrenia
Fruit fly attention span, Ritalin, and memory
Autism
Language and social structure
Physical embodiment of time sense
Structure of glutamate receptor
GABA receptor transport in neurons
3-D visualization of synapses

Health and medicine

Cancer
Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
Sedentariness and cardiovascular disease
Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Nanobiotechnology
Alzheimer's disease
Malaria
Diabetes
Cancer biology
AIDS
Inflammatory bowel disease
Antibiotics
Protein misfolding and neurodegenerative diseases
Parkinson's disease
Hepatitis C
Vaccines
Allergies
Vitamin D and cholesterol
Obesity
Multiple sclerosis
Tuberculosis
Autoimmune disease
Obesity, inflammation, and cancer
Cancer stem cells
Lupus
Prions



Physical sciences


Earthquakes

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Mega-quake building off Indonesia: study
  2. January 18, 2010 - Another Indonesian earthquake set to strike
  3. January 18, 2010 - After Haiti, Worries About Other Big Quakes
  4. January 18, 2010 - Researchers studied Haitian fault; warned of potential for a large earthquake
  5. January 18, 2010 - New study sheds light on quake peril for Istanbul
  6. January 19, 2010 - Geologists to evaluate future Haiti risks
  7. January 19, 2010 - Earthquake Risk: Seismic Gap South of Istanbul Poses Extreme Danger
  8. January 19, 2010 - Heightened Earthquake Risk in Indonesia
  9. January 20, 2010 - What Happened in Haiti?
  10. January 20, 2010 - Strong quake hits Haiti: US geologists
  11. January 21, 2010 - San Andreas Fault study unearths new quake information - also here, here
  12. January 22, 2010 - Haiti Aftershocks Will Continue for Months, Maybe Years
  13. January 22, 2010 - High aftershock risk for Haiti in next 30 days: USGS
  14. February 3, 2010 - Shaking up estimates about ‘the big one’
Background


Quantum theory

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - New light shed on old dispute between Einstein and Bohr
Background


Himalayan glaciers

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - In new row, UN climate body to probe Himalayan glacier forecast
  2. January 18, 2010 - U.N. Panel's Glacier Warning Is Criticized as Exaggerated
  3. January 19, 2010 - Glacier estimate is on thin ice
  4. January 19, 2010 - UN to probe doomsday glacier forecast
  5. January 19, 2010 - IPCC investgates own glacier forecast
  6. January 19, 2010 - UN climate body admits 'mistake' on Himalayan glaciers
  7. January 20, 2010 - U.N.: Himalayan glaciers warning not backed up by evidence - also here
  8. January 20, 2010 - UN climate report riddled with errors on glaciers - also here
  9. January 20, 2010 - IPCC admits Himalayan glacier error
  10. January 25, 2010 - IPCC: Glacier forecast "regrettable error"
Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Tooling up ExoMars - also here
  2. January 18, 2010 - Methane on Mars: Esa and Nasa get down to business
Background


Multiple star systems

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Double Sunsets May be Common, But Twin-Star Setups Still Mysterious
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected? - also here
  2. January 19, 2010 - 2000s Warmest Decade on Record, Government Reports - also here, here
  3. January 21, 2010 - Most powerful hurricanes on the rise
  4. January 21, 2010 - NASA Research Finds Last Decade was Warmest on Record, 2009 One of Warmest Years - also here, here
  5. January 21, 2010 - 'Cooling' forests can heat too - also here
  6. January 22, 2010 - NASA: 2009 tied for 2nd-warmest year, 00s hottest decade too
  7. January 23, 2010 - Ice Is 'Rotten' in the Beaufort Sea
Background


Dark matter in distant galaxies

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Weak Lensing Gains Strength - also here
  2. January 28, 2010 - Distant Galaxies Unlock New Secrets of Dark Matter
Background, Background, Background


T2K neutrino experiment

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Researchers Detect First Neutrino Events at T2K Facilities in Japan
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Cosmic Currents May Move Faster Than Light
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Glowing Hydrogen Highlights Cat's Paw Nebula
  2. January 20, 2010 - On the Trail of a Cosmic Cat - also here
  3. January 20, 2010 - Glowing Nebula Reveals Cosmic Cat's Paw
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Study Shows First Direct Evidence of Ocean Acidification - also here
Background, Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Cave reveals Southwest's abrupt climate swings during Ice Age
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Kepler Mission Update: First exoplanet discovery, focal plane anomaly
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Herschel readies itself for the Orion Nebula
Background


Self-organizing network systems

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system - also here, here
  2. January 21, 2010 - A life of slime
  3. January 21, 2010 - Slime Mold Beats Humans at Perfecting Traffic Networks
  4. January 21, 2010 - Slime mold validates efficiency of Tokyo rail network
  5. January 21, 2010 - Slime mold is master network engineer - also here
  6. January 21, 2010 - Ride the Slime Mold Express!
  7. January 21, 2010 - Amoeboid designs complex transportation network, eats oats
  8. January 21, 2010 - Planes, trains, and slime molds
Background


Black holes from particle collisions

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Colliding Particles Can Make Black Holes
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Water Planets
Background


Intracluster star formation

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Galaxy Cluster Abell 3627: Two Tails to Tell
  2. January 23, 2010 - Spectacular X-Ray Tails Surprise Astronomers
Background, Background


Microbiology in Mars analog lakes

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Microbial Life in Mars Analog Lakes
Background, Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Strongly interacting dark matter ruled out by observations
Background


Methane and climate modeling

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Model Helps Predict Global Wetland Greenhouse Emissions
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Going Beyond Moore's Law by Using the Third Dimension
  2. January 18, 2010 - Physicists develop 3D metamaterial nanolens that achieves super-resolution imaging
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - European researchers make breakthrough in developing super-material graphene - also here
  2. January 19, 2010 - Graphene-Based Nanomat Could Lead to Next-Generation Catalysts
  3. January 22, 2010 - Next generation devices get boost from graphene research
Background


Quantum data storage

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Turning down the noise in quantum data storage - also here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Electric control of aligned spins improves computer memory - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Superconductivity in iron compound
  2. January 20, 2010 - New Superconductivity Mechanism Found in Iron Compound - also here
Background


Space-based solar power

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - EADS Astrium develops space power concept
  2. January 21, 2010 - European space company wants solar power plant in space
Background


Virtualization of supercomputers

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Research team 'virtualizes' supercomputer
Background


Magnetic tunnel junction memory

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Researchers suggest new memory storage mineral
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Dry printing of nanotube patterns to any surface could revolutionize microelectronics - also here
  2. January 27, 2010 - From gecko feet, lesson in nanotube transfer
Background


Organic transistors

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - An organic transistor paves the way for new generations of neuro-inspired computers - also here
  2. January 28, 2010 - Organic transistor mimics brain synapse
Background


'Random' lasers

References:
  1. January 24, 2010 - How 'random' lasers work - also here
Background


Micro-western arrays for protein analysis

References:
  1. January 24, 2010 - Illuminating protein networks in one step
Background



Life sciences


Genetic diversity of proto-humans

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Ancient humans more diverse?
  2. January 19, 2010 - Human Ancestors Were an Endangered Species
  3. January 20, 2010 - Humans Might Have Faced Extinction 1 Million Years Ago
  4. January 21, 2010 - Humans were once an endangered species
Background


Modeling evolution of human hands and feet

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Feet hold the key to human hand evolution
  2. January 20, 2010 - Feet may be the key to hand evolution
Background, Background, Background


Resveratrol, sirtuins, and aging

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Health benefits of red-wine chemical unclear
Background


Immune system evasion by ebola virus

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Researchers discover Ebola's deadly secret - also here, here
  2. January 21, 2010 - Ebola's deadly disguise
Background


Cultural practices and human evolution

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - The changing facebook of genetics
Background, Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Biophysicists manipulate 'zipper,' reveal protein folding dynamics - also here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and telomere length

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Link examined between omega-3 fatty acid levels and biological aging marker in patients with CHD - also here
  2. January 19, 2010 - Fish Oils May Slow Genetic Aging in Heart Patients
Background, Background, Background, Background


Toll-like receptors

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - TLR Proteins Can Provide Security from Tissue Destruction
Background, Background


PI3K and T cell maturation

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Regenerative Medicine and Transplantations: How the Immune System Produces T Cells
Background


Canine evolution

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Dog Genome Researchers Track Paw Prints of Selective Breeding
  2. January 20, 2010 - 'Survival of the cutest' proves Darwin right - also here
Background


Modeling mutation and evolution

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Biologists explain how organisms can tolerate mutations, yet adapt to environmental change - also here
Background, Background


FOXO, insulin levels, and antimicrobial peptides

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Hungry immune guardians are snappier - also here
Background


Physics of viral infection

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Energy of attacking virus revealed - also here
Background


Chaperonins in archaea

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Chaperonins prompt proper protein folding -- but how? - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial membrane-coat proteins

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Membrane-coat proteins: Bacteria have them too - also here
Background


SIRT6 and glucose metabolism

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Protein may be new target for obesity, diabetes therapies
  2. January 21, 2010 - Lack of cellular enzyme triggers switch in glucose processing - also here
Background, Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - MRSA bacterial strain mutates quickly as it spreads
  2. January 21, 2010 - Superbug family tree sketched out
  3. January 21, 2010 - Tracking MRSA evolution and transmission - also here
  4. January 21, 2010 - MRSA superbug strain 'tracked' via genome
  5. January 21, 2010 - Sequencing Staph: New Genetic Analysis Tracks MRSA Mutations
  6. January 22, 2010 - High-res technique zooms in on superbugs - also here
  7. February 2, 2010 - Researchers Track Evolution and Spread of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Across Hospitals and Continents
Background, Background


Method of infection of vaccinia virus

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Virus spreads by bouncing off infected cells
  2. January 21, 2010 - Video of virus in action shows viruses can spread faster than thought possible - also here
  3. January 22, 2010 - Greedy Virus Helps Spread Disease
  4. January 22, 2010 - Cell 'surfing' aids virus spread
  5. January 22, 2010 - Viruses Spread Fast By 'Cell Surfing'
Background


Method of infection of herpes simplex virus

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - How herpes simplex virus gets rid of the cell's security guards - also here
Background


TAB2 and inflammation

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Inflammation 'on switch' also serves as 'off switch' - also here
Background, Background


Benefits of sexual reproduction for reducing DNA mutations

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Study shows value of sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - New concoction reprograms differentiated cells into pluripotent stem cells - also here
Background


Autophagy

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Researchers identify a new gene involved in autophagy, the cellular recycling program - also here
Background


Receptor mobility and T cell antigen recognition

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - New study focuses on protein dynamics - also here
Background


Synergy between bacteria and influeza virus

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Double trouble: Bacterial super-infection after the flu - also here
Background, Background


Dendritic cells in the brain

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - First evidence that the brain' native dendritic cells can muster an immune response - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Genetic links beween mood disorders

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Analysis shows genetic link between major mood disorders
Background


Face recognition

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Face recognition ability inherited separately from IQ
Background


Calpain, BDNF, synaptic remodeling, and memory

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Memory molecule, deja vu - also here
Background


Socioeconomic status and cortisol levels

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Low socioeconomic status affects cortisol levels in children over time - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Your Brain's Got Game
  2. January 20, 2010 - Video gamers: Size of brain structures predicts success - also here
  3. January 20, 2010 - Size of Brain Region Affects Video Game Performance
  4. January 21, 2010 - Video game success may be in the mind, study finds
  5. January 21, 2010 - Brain size predicts success at video games
  6. January 24, 2010 - Bad at video games? Your brain structure may be at fault
Background


Exercise and neurogenesis

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Aerobic exercise grows brain cells
  2. January 20, 2010 - Physical exercise helps brains grow, mouse study finds
Background, Background


Spatial representation in the brain

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - The human brain uses a grid to represent space - also here
Background, Background, Background


Aging and memory

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Older brains make good use of 'useless' information - also here
  2. January 20, 2010 - First evidence that blueberry juice improves memory in older adults - also here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Blood test for schizophrenia could be ready this year
  2. January 20, 2010 - Estrogen in the fight against schizophrenia - also here
  3. January 21, 2010 - Team finds childhood clues to adult schizophrenia - also here
Background


Fruit fly attention span, Ritalin, and memory

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Attention drug drives memory research
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Communication problems in the brain: Maturation disorders of nerve terminals may trigger autism - also here
Background


Language and social structure

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Language structure is partly determined by social structure, says psychology study - also here
Background


Physical embodiment of time sense

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Moving through time
Background


Structure of glutamate receptor

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Brain protein critical to movement, memory, and learning deciphered at the Advanced Light Source
Background


GABA receptor transport in neurons

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Nano-motors facilitate communication between brain cells
Background


3-D visualization of synapses

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Neuron connections seen in 3-D - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Weaker wine 'may lower the risk of some cancers'
  2. January 18, 2010 - Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer - also here
  3. January 18, 2010 - A variant of the gene GFI1 predisposes to a subtype of blood cancer - also here
  4. January 18, 2010 - HPV testing prevents more invasive cervical cancers than cytology
  5. January 19, 2010 - Follow-up colonoscopy often misused: studies - also here
  6. January 19, 2010 - Age important in hereditary pancreatic cancer risk
  7. January 19, 2010 - Breakthrough breast cancer therapy reduces mastectomies, saves breast - also here
  8. January 19, 2010 - Researchers find a treatment for deadly brain tumor - also here
  9. January 19, 2010 - Characteristics of young age gastric cancer patients - also here
  10. January 19, 2010 - Tobacco smoke causes lung inflammation, promotes lung cancer growth - also here
  11. January 19, 2010 - Combination therapy may be effective against some non-small cell lung cancers - also here
  12. January 19, 2010 - HPV test 'can cut cervical cancer deaths' say experts
  13. January 20, 2010 - When the smoke clears: Molecular link between tobacco carcinogen and cancer - also here
  14. January 20, 2010 - Cervical cancer: Combined drug and radiotherapy improves survival - also here
  15. January 20, 2010 - Informative Method to Identify Biomarkers for Guiding Therapy Decisions
  16. January 21, 2010 - Roche drug keeps patients cancer-free longer
  17. January 21, 2010 - High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of colon cancer - also here
  18. January 21, 2010 - Ultrasound plus proteomic blood analyses may help physicians diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer - also here
  19. January 21, 2010 - Endometrial Cancer Most Common, Least Talked About Gynecologic Cancer
  20. January 21, 2010 - Lung cancer patients who quit smoking double their survival chances - also here
  21. January 22, 2010 - Shedding new light on cancer
  22. January 24, 2010 - Gene discovery may help guide breast cancer care
  23. January 24, 2010 - Genes found linked to breast cancer drug resistance could guide future treatment choices - also here
  24. January 25, 2010 - Test 'predicts breast cancer resistance'
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Cord blood stem cell transplant hopes lifted
  2. January 19, 2010 - Transplanted stem cells form proper brain connections - also here
  3. January 19, 2010 - Scientists identify molecule that inhibits stem cell differentiation
  4. January 20, 2010 - New way to generate abundant functional blood vessel cells from human stem cells discovered - also here
  5. January 22, 2010 - Scientists create blood vessel cells from stem cells
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Severe form of psoriasis ups heart disease risk
  2. January 19, 2010 - Fish oil protects against cellular aging: study
  3. January 19, 2010 - Cardiologists discover 'pouch' in heart that may raise stroke risk - also here
  4. January 19, 2010 - New data show cardiac respiratory stress test can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease
  5. January 19, 2010 - Hypertension: Beta-blockers effective in combination therapies - also here
  6. January 20, 2010 - New treatment hope by 'painting the colors of the heart'
  7. January 20, 2010 - Big Benefits Are Seen From Eating Less Salt
  8. January 21, 2010 - One-fifth of US teens have unhealthy cholesterol
  9. January 21, 2010 - Degree of obesity raises risk of stroke, regardless of gender, race - also here
  10. January 21, 2010 - Even small dietary reductions in salt could mean fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths - also here
Background


Sedentariness and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Is too much sitting as bad as too little exercise?
  2. January 20, 2010 - Experts: Sitting too much could be deadly - also here
Background


Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Fish oil not snake oil - also here
  2. January 19, 2010 - Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids tally up
  3. January 22, 2010 - Intelligence in young children is not influenced by omega 3 fatty acid
Background, Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - New 'nanoburrs' could add to arsenal of therapies against heart disease - also here
  2. January 19, 2010 - Nano technology tackles heart disease
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Staring, sleepiness, other mental lapses more likely in patients with Alzheimer's - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Promising candidates for malaria vaccine revealed - also here
  2. January 18, 2010 - Malignant malaria found in apes
  3. January 19, 2010 - Experts identify key triggers in malaria vaccine hunt
  4. January 19, 2010 - Gorillas carry malignant malaria parasite, study reports - also here
  5. January 20, 2010 - Glaxo offers free malaria research, vaccine nears
  6. January 20, 2010 - GlaxoSmithKline goes public with malaria data
  7. January 20, 2010 - Drug firm boost to malaria fight
  8. January 20, 2010 - Malaria does the 'stick-and-slip shuffle'
  9. January 22, 2010 - Relationship Between Anti-Merozoite Antibodies and Incidence of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 18, 2010 - Diabetes epidemic in First Nations adults, especially women in prime reproductive years - also here
  2. January 22, 2010 - Stress peptide and receptor may have role in diabetes - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Deadly brain cancer not a single disease: study
  2. January 19, 2010 - The Cancer Genome Atlas identifies distinct subtypes of deadly brain cancer - also here
  3. January 19, 2010 - Research provides new insights into deadly brain cancer - also here, here
  4. January 19, 2010 - Gene linked to schizophrenia may reduce cancer risk - also here
  5. January 19, 2010 - Scientists show how brain tumors outsmart drugs - also here
  6. January 19, 2010 - Team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target - also here
  7. January 19, 2010 - In journey from maggot to fruit fly, a clue about cancer metastasis - also here, here, here
  8. January 19, 2010 - Cell of origin identified for common type of breast cancer - also here
  9. January 19, 2010 - A Role for the Protein C-Myb in Leukemia
  10. January 20, 2010 - Genomics boosts brain-cancer work
  11. January 20, 2010 - Brain tumor discovery hailed
  12. January 22, 2010 - Study identifies potential way to reverse cancer cell metabolism and tumor growth - also here
  13. January 22, 2010 - Environmental Cues Lead to Breast Cancer
  14. January 24, 2010 - Nlp: All New Tumor-Forming Protein
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Researcher discovers how new HIV vaccine candidate can control HIV progression
  2. January 20, 2010 - Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission - also here
  3. January 21, 2010 - PrEP treatment prevented HIV transmission in humanized mice - also here
  4. January 22, 2010 - HIV infection prematurely ages the brain - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Predictors of ulcerative colitis severity
  2. January 20, 2010 - Promising probiotic treatment for inflammatory bowel disease - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Researchers take early step towards devising new antibiotics
Background


Protein misfolding and neurodegenerative diseases

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Compounds that help protect nerve cells discovered - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 19, 2010 - Parkinson's: Treadmill training improves movement - also here
  2. January 20, 2010 - Brain abnormalities in Parkinson's patients develop before symptoms occur - also here
  3. January 20, 2010 - A novel computational model -- how Parkinson's medications affect learning and attention - also here
  4. January 22, 2010 - Common heart medications may also protect against Parkinson's disease, study finds - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Team finds potential path for hepatitis C drugs
  2. January 20, 2010 - Scientists identify potential new class of drugs to combat hepatitis C - also here
  3. January 20, 2010 - Novel and Simple Formula to Predict Treatment Success in Chronic Hepatitis C
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Novartis flu vaccine additive boosts wide protection
Background


Allergies

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Identified: Switch that turns on allergic disease in people - also here
Background


Vitamin D and cholesterol

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Clinical trial to explore link between vitamin D and cholesterol
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Pregnant women who are overweight put their infants at risk
  2. January 22, 2010 - Do these genes make me look fat? Researchers study whether survival of the fattest is genetic
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Little pill means big news in the treatment of MS - also here
  2. January 20, 2010 - Hope for MS pill after cladribine and fingolimod trials
  3. January 21, 2010 - Low vitamin D levels associated with greater risk of relapse in childhood-onset multiple sclerosis - also here
  4. January 21, 2010 - MS pills show promise and risk, studies say - also here
  5. January 23, 2010 - Researchers welcome new multiple sclerosis drug
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Researchers find that common stomach pathogen may protect against tuberculosis - also here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. January 20, 2010 - Etiological Role for H. Pylori in Autoimmune Gastritis
Background


Obesity, inflammation, and cancer

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Obesity ups cancer risk, and here's how - also here
Background, Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. January 21, 2010 - Scientists discover cells critical to childhood leukemia - also here
  2. January 22, 2010 - Leukaemia cell 'breakthrough' offers treatment hope
Background, Background


Lupus

References:
  1. January 22, 2010 - Malaria drugs may help patients with lupus
Background


Prions

References:
  1. January 24, 2010 - Healthy prions protect nerves
  2. January 25, 2010 - Prion protein is not all bad
  3. January 25, 2010 - Prion Protein Keeps Nerves Happy
  4. January 25, 2010 - Prions 'may keep nerves healthy'
Background


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