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Volume 9, Number 11
March 15, 2010


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

Large Hadron Collider
Earthquakes
Binary stars
X-ray astronomy
Solar corona
Extrasolar planets
Formation of massive stars
Active galaxies
Tests of general relativity
Dark flow
Global warming
Quantum random walk
Sunspots
Quantum superposition in larger objects
Solar minimum
Geoneutrinos

Technology

Quantum memory
Quantum dots
Quantum cryptography
Carbon nanotubes
Graphene
3D chip architecture
Quantum computing
Hydrogen production
Spintronics
Superchiral light
Controlled fusion
Quantum communication

Life sciences

Origins of nucleic acid polymerization
NK cells
Human herpesvirus 6
Use of algae for protein production
Arenavirus infection
Phylogenetics
Sonic hedgehog and embryonic development
MAPK and embryonic development
Modeling role of stem cells in embryonic development
ATP hydrolysis and Eg5 kinesin
Rapid evolution
Chromosome segregation
Origin of vision in vertebrates
Caspases, Dicer, and apoptosis
Absence of circadian rhythm in Arctic animals
Cell motility
Sexual dimorphism
Muscle development in fruit flies
DNA repair
HVCN1 and immune response
Reversible adaptations
Notch signaling
CTCF and gene regulation
Microbial metabolic minimalist

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Testosterone and behavior
Calpain, long-term potentiation, and memory
BDNF, stress, and adaptive plasticity
Priming
Prediction in visual perception
Oligodendrocyte maturation
Maladaptive plasticity in the auditory cortex
Alcohol addiction
Schizophrenia
Attention
Memory replay in the hippocampus
Inhibition of BDNF by nitric oxide in peripheral nerve cells
Bonobo pointing behavior
Autism
Neuroepithelium relaxation and brain ventricle formation
Brainwave training and neuroplasticity
Spontaneous vs. deliberate memory activation

Health and medicine

Cancer
Wine and weight control
Nanobiotechnology
Arterial growth facilitation
Metabolic syndrome
AIDS
Cancer biology
MicroRNA and cancer
Prions
Personal medicine
Micronutrients and DNA damage
Hepatitis C
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Cardiovascular disease
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
IL25, multipotent progenitor cells, allergies, and asthma
Autoimmune disease
Weight-loss diets
Vaccines
Calcium and longevity
Inflammatory response to leishmaniasis
Malaria
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease



Physical sciences


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Big Bang experiment may reveal dark universe: CERN
  2. March 8, 2010 - Geneva atom smasher seeks dark matter discoveries - also here
  3. March 10, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider set for high speed bash by early April: CERN
  4. March 10, 2010 - LHC to shut down for a year to address design faults
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Researchers show how far South American cities moved in quake - also here
  2. March 8, 2010 - Chile Earthquake Moved Entire City 10 Feet to the West
  3. March 8, 2010 - For scientists, Chile becomes the ideal lab for studying seismic activity
  4. March 9, 2010 - Earthquake in Chile -- a complicated fracture - also here
  5. March 11, 2010 - Did the Chilean Quake Shift Earth's Axis?
Background


Binary stars

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Most extreme white dwarf binary system found with orbit of just 5 minutes - also here, here, here
  2. March 9, 2010 - Fastest Known Binary Star
  3. March 9, 2010 - Midget Stars Dance Close
  4. March 9, 2010 - Fastest Orbiting Stars Circle Each Other in Mere Minutes
  5. March 9, 2010 - Dead double stars orbit with record closeness
  6. March 12, 2010 - Superfast Stars Have Five-Minute Orbits
Background


X-ray astronomy

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - 10 Years of Chandra X-ray Observations Reveal Galaxy Secrets
Background


Solar corona

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Mega-tsunamis stoke up solar atmosphere
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Puffed-up planets are heated like toast
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Simulating the Birth of Massive Stars
  2. March 16, 2010 - Simulations solve a 20-year-old riddle about why nebulae around masssive stars don't disappear - also here, here, here
  3. March 25, 2010 - Nebulas Flicker When Huge Stars Form Inside
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Scientists discover 'catastrophic event' behind the halt of star birth in early galaxy formation - also here
  2. March 10, 2010 - Titanic Explosion Rocked Early Galaxy
Background


Tests of general relativity

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Einstein passes cosmic test
  2. March 10, 2010 - Study validates general relativity on cosmic scale, existence of dark matter - also here
  3. March 10, 2010 - Einstein validated on cosmic scale
  4. March 10, 2010 - Einstein Was Right: General Relativity Confirmed
  5. March 11, 2010 - Einstein Proven Right (Again!) by the Movements of Galaxies
  6. March 10, 2010 - Galaxy study backs general relativity
  7. March 15, 2010 - Einstein's Gravity Confirmed on a Cosmic Scale
  8. March 15, 2010 - Scientists say Einstein's theory applies beyond the solar system
  9. March 16, 2010 - General relativity passes a large scale test
Background, Background, Background


Dark flow

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Mysterious Cosmic 'Dark Flow' Tracked Deeper into Universe - also here, here, here
  2. March 11, 2010 - Galaxies exiting universe in the fast lane
  3. March 12, 2010 - New WMAP data can't erase "dark flow"
  4. March 15, 2010 - Mysterious 'dark flow' at the edge of the universe
  5. March 17, 2010 - Weird 'Dark Flow' Seen Deeper Into the Universe Than Ever
  6. March 22, 2010 - New Proof Unknown "Structures" Tug at Our Universe
  7. March 22, 2010 - An unexpected cosmic current
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Explained: Radiative forcing
  2. March 10, 2010 - Increased solar radiation requires an extra reduction in CO2 emissions - also here
  3. March 11, 2010 - Solar minimum won't slow warming: study
  4. March 11, 2010 - Aquatic 'dead zones' contributing to climate change - also here
Background


Quantum random walk

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Quantum Walk in Laboratory - also here
  2. March 16, 2010 - Trapped ions go for a quantum walk
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Magnetic flows cause sunspot lows, study shows - also here
  2. March 12, 2010 - Study Peels Back More of the Magnetic Sun
Background


Quantum superposition in larger objects

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Can we detect quantum behaviour in viruses? - also here
Background


Solar minimum

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Mysterious Speed Record May Explain Mystery of Sun
Background


Geoneutrinos

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Borexino bags geoneutrinos
  2. March 16, 2010 - Borexino experiment detects geo-neutrinos
  3. March 26, 2010 - Physicists Use Underground Lab to Detect Rare Particles, Peek into Earth's Center - also here
Background



Technology


Quantum memory

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Single photon solid-state memory for telecommunications
  2. March 10, 2010 - Pushing the speed limits of quantum memory
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Novel material paves the way for next-generation information technology
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Quantum cryptography protocol doesn’t require shared reference frames
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Nanotube cuff is 'solar cell' for exhaust pipes
  2. March 11, 2010 - Carbon Nanotube Speakers Could Be Powered by Lasers, Transform Noisy Spaces into Peaceful Sanctums
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Nanometer Graphene Makes Novel OLEDs Display
  2. March 10, 2010 - A huge step toward mass production of graphene - also here, here
  3. March 11, 2010 - Nanopatterning of Graphene
Background


3D chip architecture

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - 15 Moore's Years: 3D chip stacking will take Moore's Law past 2020
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - For quantum computer, add a dash of disorder - also here
  2. March 11, 2010 - Shoddy construction beats precision in quantum world
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Scavenging energy waste to turn water into hydrogen fuel - also here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - A New Spin on Conductivity: Electric Signals Can Propagate through an Insulator
  2. March 12, 2010 - Electrical signals transmitted via spin waves
Background


Superchiral light

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Supertwisty light proposed
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Metal mist clears for fusion power
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. March 14, 2010 - Nano-antennas could help keep quantum secrets
Background



Life sciences


Origins of nucleic acid polymerization

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Unselfish molecules may have helped give birth to the genetic material of life - also here
  2. March 9, 2010 - Did 'midwife molecule' assemble first life on Earth?
Background, Background


NK cells

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Immune cells use bungee of death to kill dangerous cells - also here
Background


Human herpesvirus 6

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Infectious virus hidden in chromosomes during latency can be passed from parents to children - also here
Background


Use of algae for protein production

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Study shows potential for using algae to produce human therapeutic proteins - also here
Background


Arenavirus infection

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - New ways to disarm deadly South American hemorrhagic fever viruses - also here
Background


Phylogenetics

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Evolutionary genetic relationships coming into focus
Background


Sonic hedgehog and embryonic development

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Sonic hedgehog gene found in an unexpected place during limb development - also here
Background


MAPK and embryonic development

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Chemical competition: Research identifies new mechanism regulating embryonic development - also here, here
Background


Modeling role of stem cells in embryonic development

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Model may offer better understanding of embryonic development - also here
Background, Background, Background


ATP hydrolysis and Eg5 kinesin

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - How ATP, Molecule Bearing 'the Fuel of Life,' Is Broken Down in Cells
Background


Rapid evolution

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Study: Bird wings morph quickly to adapt to human-created environmental changes
Background


Chromosome segregation

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Scientists identify driving forces in human cell division - also here
Background


Origin of vision in vertebrates

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Eyeless hydra sheds light on evolution of the eye
  2. March 11, 2010 - Scientists discover 600 million-year-old origins of vision - also here
Background


Caspases, Dicer, and apoptosis

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Discovery of cellular 'switch' may provide new means of triggering cell death, treating disease - also here, here
Background, Background


Absence of circadian rhythm in Arctic animals

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - No circ. clock for reindeer?
  2. March 11, 2010 - To Arctic animals, time of day really doesn't matter - also here
  3. March 11, 2010 - Arctic Reindeer Go Off the Circadian Clock
  4. March 15, 2010 - Reindeer body clock switched off
Background


Cell motility

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Human cells exhibit foraging behavior like amoebae and bacteria - also here, here
Background, Background


Sexual dimorphism

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Why Female Moths are Big and Beautiful - also here
Background


Muscle development in fruit flies

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Fruit Flies -- A Model for Bodybuilders
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Quantum dots spotlight DNA-repair proteins in motion - also here, here
Background


HVCN1 and immune response

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Scientists announce advance in understanding body's natural defenses - also here
Background


Reversible adaptations

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Phylogenetic analysis of Mexican cave scorpions suggests adaptation to caves is reversible - also here
Background


Notch signaling

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Opposing functions of a key molecule in the development of organisms - also here
Background


CTCF and gene regulation

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Scientists Make Important Discovery in Gene Regulation
Background


Microbial metabolic minimalist

References:
  1. March 13, 2010 - Genome Analysis of Marine Microbe Reveals a Metabolic Minimalist
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - After a domestic squabble, brain activity appears to predict resiliency - also here
  2. March 9, 2010 - Music and lyrics: How the brain splits songs
  3. March 11, 2010 - Pardon, Your Thoughts Are Showing
  4. March 11, 2010 - Computer algorithm able to 'read' memories - also here
  5. March 11, 2010 - Brain scans 'can distinguish memories', say scientists
  6. March 12, 2010 - Brain scan reveals people's thoughts
  7. March 12, 2010 - Brain scans can read your mind, researchers say
  8. March 12, 2010 - Neuroscientists Take One Step Closer to Reading Your Mind
  9. March 14, 2010 - Psychopaths Keep Their Eyes on the Prize
  10. March 14, 2010 - Psychopaths' brains wired to seek rewards, no matter the consequences - also here, here
  11. March 15, 2010 - Brain chemical is reward for psychopathic traits
  12. April 14, 2010 - Blame the brain: Psychopaths are wired differently
Background


Testosterone and behavior

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Two-faced testosterone can make you nasty or nice
Background, Background


Calpain, long-term potentiation, and memory

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - The Mechanisms of Memory
Background


BDNF, stress, and adaptive plasticity

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Research identifies gene that changes the brain's response to stress
Background


Priming

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Exposure to Letters A or F Can Affect Test Performance
Background


Prediction in visual perception

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Human brain processes predictable sensory input in particularly efficient manner - also here
  2. March 24, 2010 - Remembering the future: Our brain saves energy by predicting what it will see
Background


Oligodendrocyte maturation

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Molecule tells key brain cells to grow up, get to work: study - also here
Background


Maladaptive plasticity in the auditory cortex

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Research reveals that temporary hearing deprivation can lead to 'lazy ear' - also here
Background


Alcohol addiction

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Brain mechanism may explain alcohol cravings that drive relapse - also here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Researchers demonstrate link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia - also here
  2. March 11, 2010 - Mother's flu during pregnancy may increase baby's risk of schizophrenia - also here
Background


Attention

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Why surprises temporarily blind us - also here, here, here
Background


Memory replay in the hippocampus

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Discovery gives insight into brain 'replay' process - also here
  2. April 7, 2010 - Decisions rely on 'maps' more than memory
Background


Inhibition of BDNF by nitric oxide in peripheral nerve cells

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Researchers discover powerful molecule regulator in blood pressure control system - also here
Background, Background


Bonobo pointing behavior

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - If Bonobo Kanzi Can Point as Humans Do, What Other Similarities Can Rearing Reveal?
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Researchers find early autism signs in some kids - also here
Background


Neuroepithelium relaxation and brain ventricle formation

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - 'Relaxation' a critical step in vertebrate brain development
Background


Brainwave training and neuroplasticity

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - First Direct Evidence of Neuroplastic Changes Following Brainwave Training
Background


Spontaneous vs. deliberate memory activation

References:
  1. March 13, 2010 - Different Signal Paths for Spontaneous and Deliberate Activation of Memories
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Melanoma risk higher in Parkinson's patients
  2. March 8, 2010 - An improved method for calculating tumor growth - also here
  3. March 8, 2010 - MRI finds tumors in second breast of women diagnosed with cancer in one breast, researchers say - also here
  4. March 8, 2010 - Spotlight on rare tumors in hunt for new cancer treatments
  5. March 8, 2010 - Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men - also here
  6. March 9, 2010 - Experiment seeks blood test for breast cancer
  7. March 9, 2010 - Researchers find cancer-fighting properties in papaya tea - also here
  8. March 9, 2010 - Reovirus may be a novel approach to prostate cancer treatment - also here
  9. March 9, 2010 - Study finds link between low oxygen levels in body and cancer-aiding protein - also here
  10. March 9, 2010 - Study finds cancer mortality has declined since initiation of 'war on cancer' - also here
  11. March 9, 2010 - Genetic variant greatly increases lung cancer risk for light smokers - also here
  12. March 9, 2010 - Obesity linked to poor colon cancer prognosis - also here
  13. March 9, 2010 - Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome not more likely to develop polyps, colon cancer - also here
  14. March 9, 2010 - Perceived health can predict survival of esophago-gastric cancer - also here
  15. March 9, 2010 - Dependence Receptors: New Weapon to Inhibit Tumors?
  16. March 9, 2010 - Researchers back cancer-fighting properties of papaya
  17. March 10, 2010 - Prostate test 'public health disaster': discoverer
  18. March 10, 2010 - Winning the war on cancer? US death rates show broad decline
  19. March 10, 2010 - Exploiting the architecture of cancers may lead to their destruction - also here
  20. March 10, 2010 - Researchers find first inherited prostate cancer genetic mutation in African-American men - also here
  21. March 10, 2010 - Breast cancer drug fulvestrant appears more effective in the presence of CK8 and CK18 - also here
  22. March 10, 2010 - Turning tables on prostate cancer's drug resistance
  23. March 11, 2010 - Seaweed extract may hold promise for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment - also here
  24. March 11, 2010 - Tumors may respond to extreme and moderate heat - also here
  25. March 11, 2010 - Effort aims to spike breast cancer with new approach - also here
  26. March 11, 2010 - VAI researchers develop tool to help study prostate cancer - also here
  27. March 11, 2010 - Pfizer says Sutent breast cancer trials fail
  28. March 12, 2010 - Preventing gastric cancer with antibiotics
  29. March 12, 2010 - Roche's Avastin fails in prostate cancer study
  30. March 13, 2010 - Growing doubts over standard prostate cancer test
  31. March 14, 2010 - New cancer drug screening technique more closely mirrors reality - also here
Background


Wine and weight control

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Wine may help women keep weight in check
  2. March 8, 2010 - Women who drink moderately appear to gain less weight than nondrinkers - also here
  3. March 8, 2010 - Women who drink wine 'less likely to gain weight'
  4. March 9, 2010 - Cocktails ward off the bulge
  5. March 9, 2010 - Study: Women who drink moderately tend to gain less weight in midlife
  6. March 9, 2010 - How could boozing help you lose weight?
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Like little golden assassins, 'smart' nanoparticles identify, target and kill cancer cells - also here
  2. March 9, 2010 - Gold nanoparticles take out brain parasite
  3. March 9, 2010 - Designer nano luggage to carry drugs to diseased cells - also here
  4. March 11, 2010 - PEGylated dendrimers: a novel mechanism of drug delivery - also here
  5. March 11, 2010 - Nanoparticles provide a targeted version of photothermal therapy for cancer - also here
Background


Arterial growth facilitation

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - New method to grow arteries could lead to 'biological bypass' for heart disease - also here, here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Obesity as protection against metabolic syndrome, not its cause - also here
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - How to fortify the immunity of HIV patients - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Soluble Factor IFN-Beta Represses Tumor Growth
  2. March 10, 2010 - Blame it on the B cells
  3. March 10, 2010 - Researchers One Step Closer to Understanding Underlying Causes of Cancer and Diabetes
  4. March 11, 2010 - Scientists Find New Way to Get Physical in the Fight Against Cancer - also here
  5. March 11, 2010 - Pancreatic cancer study reveals mechanism initiating disease, in mice - also here
  6. March 12, 2010 - 'Microtentacles' on tumor cells appear to play role in how breast cancer spreads - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Oncology: miR-31: A Small RNA That Promotes Lung Cancer
  2. March 11, 2010 - Researchers discover brain tumor's 'grow-or-go' switch - also here
  3. March 11, 2010 - Scientists identify microRNA as possible cause of chemotherapy resistance - also here
Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Researchers Induce a New Transmissible Prion Disease
Background


Personal medicine

References:
  1. March 8, 2010 - Speed Reading of DNA May Help Cancer Treatment
  2. March 10, 2010 - First complete look at families' genes
  3. March 10, 2010 - Genomes for the whole family
  4. March 10, 2010 - Scouring the Whole Genome to Nail Disease Genes
  5. March 10, 2010 - Sequencing genome of entire family reveals parents give kids fewer gene mutations than was thought - also here
  6. March 10, 2010 - First Whole Genome Sequencing of Family of Four Reveals New Genetic Power
  7. March 10, 2010 - Finding Charcot-Marie-Tooth gene ends a quest and begins new era of personalized genomic medicine - also here
  8. March 10, 2010 - Personal look at genes locates disease causes - also here
  9. March 11, 2010 - "Personal" study shows gene maps can spot disease
  10. March 11, 2010 - Family of four gets their genomes sequenced
  11. March 11, 2010 - Five new human genomes decoded, marking a transition to more personalized medicine
  12. March 11, 2010 - Complete genomics finds its first diseases
  13. March 12, 2010 - Parents give fewer bad genes than thought
  14. March 12, 2010 - Genome sequencing turns to another target: patients with genetic diseases
Background


Micronutrients and DNA damage

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Tailored diet may slow down DNA damage
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Surprising findings about Hepatitis C and insulin resistance - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Starting treatment early doubles chance of success for people with diabetes - also here
  2. March 11, 2010 - Big first trimester weight gain ups diabetes risk
  3. March 11, 2010 - New alterations found in young adults with type 2 diabetes - also here
  4. March 11, 2010 - Diabetes' link to eating disorders explored
  5. March 11, 2010 - Body's anticipation of a meal can be a diabetes risk factor - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 9, 2010 - Report: Minorities more likely to suffer Alzheimer's disease
  2. March 11, 2010 - New Alzheimer's test offers better opportunities for early detection - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Smoking years key factor in lower Parkinson's risk
  2. March 10, 2010 - Years of smoking associated with lower Parkinson's risk, not number of cigarettes per day - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Research points to way to improve heart treatment - also here
  2. March 11, 2010 - A new beat in heart research
  3. March 11, 2010 - Rethinking guidelines for treating high blood pressure: Variability is a risk factor too
  4. March 11, 2010 - Experimental Drug That Mimics Thryoid Hormone Safely Lowers 'Bad' Cholesterol
  5. March 12, 2010 - New Research Aims to Prevent 'Sudden Cardiac Arrest'
  6. March 12, 2010 - Blood pressure fluctuations 'warning sign for stroke'
  7. March 12, 2010 - People with variable blood pressure at stroke risk - also here
  8. March 14, 2010 - Study: New risk score tool more accurately predicts patients' risk for cardiac disease and death - also here
  9. March 14, 2010 - EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery - also here
  10. March 14, 2010 - Plaque on CT scan is strong predictor of heart disease, worse long-term outcomes - also here
  11. March 14, 2010 - Family history is strong predictor of obstructive coronary artery disease using CCTA - also here
  12. March 14, 2010 - African-Americans Have Highest Stroke Rate, Southerners More Likely to Die, Study Finds
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - Scientists track variant of gene-regulating protein in embryonic stem cells
  2. March 11, 2010 - Scientists find "mother" of all skin cells
  3. March 11, 2010 - Signal proteins for plant stem cells discovered
  4. March 11, 2010 - Researchers characterize stem cell function - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 10, 2010 - TB or Not TB?: Novel Detector Could Shorten Testing Times, Aid Treatment Efforts
Background


IL25, multipotent progenitor cells, allergies, and asthma

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Researchers identify immune cells that fight parasites may promote allergies and asthma - also here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Scientists pinpoint source of recurrent yeast infections in autoimmune syndrome
Background


Weight-loss diets

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Low-Fat Diets Outlast Low-Carb Diets
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. March 11, 2010 - Your partner has herpes - now the good news
Background


Calcium and longevity

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Calcium may help you live longer: study
Background, Background


Inflammatory response to leishmaniasis

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Research sheds light on the inner workings of the inflammatory response to Leishmaniasis - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 12, 2010 - Malaria in Pregnant Women: Step Towards a New Vaccine
Background


Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 14, 2010 - No heart benefit seen with fibrates in diabetics - also here, here
  2. March 14, 2010 - Researcher urge caution in reducing blood pressure in patients with diabetes, coronary disease - also here
  3. March 14, 2010 - Study Results Leave Search for New Diabetes and Heart Disease Treatments Unresolved - also here
  4. March 14, 2010 - No quick drug fix for high diabetes risk
  5. March 14, 2010 - Studies: Intense treatment doesn't help diabetics - also here
  6. March 14, 2010 - Novartis drugs fail to help high-risk patients - also here, here
  7. March 14, 2010 - Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes - also here
  8. March 15, 2010 - Diabetes Heart Treatments May Cause Harm
  9. March 15, 2010 - Adding fat-lowering drug no help for diabetic hearts
Background, Background


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