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Volume 9, Number 13
March 29, 2010


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

Climate modeling
Dark matter
Plate tectonics
Global warming
Large Hadron Collider
James Webb Space Telescope
Magnetic monopoles
Undercounting in surveys of distant galaxies
Dark energy
Quasars
Earthquakes
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
E8 'theory of everything'
Hubble Space Telescope 20th anniversary
K-T mass extinction

Technology

Graphene
Quantum dots
Neuro-electrical interface
Lab-on-a-chip
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Optical chips
Microlasers
Spintronics
Brain-computer interface
Photovoltaics
Controlling X-rays with light
Retinal prostheses
Conical nanocarbon structures
Superconductivity
Extreme ultraviolet lithography
Slow light
In-home telepresence systems

Life sciences

Identification of disease genes
Dendritic cells
MicroRNA and wound healing
Speed of evolution
Insulin receptor
Speciation
Sexual selection
Hominins
Bacterial production of oxygen
Zebrafish heart repair
Zscan4, teleomeres, and embryonic stem cells
Bacterial conflict
B cell maturation
Insect parthenogenesis
Glycans and immune system evasion by influenza viruses
Embryonic development of coronary arteries
PP1 and protein dephosphorylation
Telomere protection
Bioinformatics
Heart size
Cell immortalization and telomerase
H1N1 hemagglutinin structure
Amino acids from comets
Late Ediacaran fauna with external skeleton
Genome-wide association mapping
Scavenger receptors and immune response to virus infection
Inflammation and adipose cell turnover
3-D organization of the human genome

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Anesthestics and fear learning
Brain path cells
Autism
Optimism and immune response
Memory and theta waves
Arc and regulation of synapse strength
Animal metacognition
Emotions and morality
Age-related differences in emotional processing and memory
Neurogenesis and NMDA receptors
Estrogen and memory
Working memory and intelligence
Insulin signaling and neural stem cell survival
4E-BP2 and excitatory synaptic transmission
Age-related memory impairment
Extending brain plasticity
Dopamine and addictive behavior

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
High-fructose corn syrup, weight gain, and body fat
Dietary fibre and weight control
Multiple sclerosis
Diabetes
Nanobiotechnology
Autoimmune diseases
AIDS
Hepatitis B
Tuberculosis
GLP-1, PYY, bariatric surgery, and diabetes
Drug delivery
Drug discovery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Malaria
Hepatitis C
Rheumatoid arthritis
Leukemia stem cells and Wnt signaling
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotics



Physical sciences


Climate modeling

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Improving Predictions of Climate Change and its Impacts
  2. March 22, 2010 - Tackling Human-Relevant Climate Change
  3. March 23, 2010 - Can Climate Models Predict Global Warming's Direct Effects in Your City?
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Supermassive black holes: hinting at the nature of dark matter? - also here, here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Study: Lack of runaway black holes hints at dark matter density
  3. March 23, 2010 - How Black Holes Gobble Dark Matter
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Scientists unearth Australia, NZ rocky past
  2. March 22, 2010 - Twenty-year study yields precise model of tectonic-plate movements - also here
  3. March 23, 2010 - Predicting Earth's tectonic dance
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Expert: World has underestimated climate-change effects - also here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Has Global Warming Slowed?
  3. March 23, 2010 - Greenland ice sheet losing mass on northwest coast - also here, here
  4. March 24, 2010 - Soils emitting more carbon dioxide
  5. March 24, 2010 - Soils release more carbon dioxide as globe warms - also here
  6. March 24, 2010 - "Goddess" Glacier Melting in War-Torn Kashmir
  7. March 24, 2010 - Study: Greenland ice loss accelerating
  8. March 25, 2010 - As Temperature Rises, Earth Breathes Faster - and Maybe Harder
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - CERN to resume search for "Big Bang" secrets
  2. March 23, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider 7 TeV experiment on March 30
  3. March 23, 2010 - LHC physics programme set to launch 30 March
  4. March 23, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider to start hunt for Higgs boson
  5. March 23, 2010 - Geneva Atom Smasher to Try Record Collisions - also here
  6. March 24, 2010 - World's largest particle collider may unlock secrets of universe - also here
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - New Coming Attractions Trailer Shows an Exciting Webb Telescope Mission
Background


Magnetic monopoles

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Magnetic monopole experiment at CERN could rewrite laws of physics - also here
Background


Undercounting in surveys of distant galaxies

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Explained: Why many surveys of distant galaxies miss 90 percent of their targets - also here, here
  2. March 24, 2010 - Galaxies Undercounted in Cosmic Census
  3. May 5, 2010 - Astronomers miss 90 of distant galaxies
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Hubble confirms cosmic acceleration with weak lensing - also here, here, here
  2. March 25, 2010 - Hubble Confirms Dark Energy's Clout
  3. March 25, 2010 - Using Dark Matter to Sense Dark Energy
  4. March 26, 2010 - Deformed Galaxies Confirm Universe's Acceleration
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Galaxy Collisions Give Birth to Quasars
  2. March 25, 2010 - After growth spurt, supermassive black holes spend half their lives veiled in dust - also here
  3. March 25, 2010 - Mystery Surrounding Brightest Cosmic Objects Said Solved
  4. March 26, 2010 - Black holes in the universe gain weight and light up during galaxy collisions
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Scientists Assess Haiti's Future Earthquake Threats
Background


Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Steady as She Goes for Ocean's Conveyor
  2. March 26, 2010 - NASA Study Finds Atlantic 'Conveyor Belt' Not Slowing - also here
  3. March 29, 2010 - Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down'
Background, Background


E8 'theory of everything'

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Research concludes there is no 'simple theory of everything' inside the enigmatic E8 - also here, here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Setting the record straight: no simple theory of everything
Background


Hubble Space Telescope 20th anniversary

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Happy 20th, Hubble
  2. April 24, 2010 - Happy Birthday, Hubble!
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. March 27, 2010 - Prolonged Climatic Stress Main Reason for Mass Extinction 65 Million Years Ago, Paleontologist Says
Background



Technology


Graphene

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Physicists create carbon magnetism by removing atoms from graphite
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Quantum dots could boost performance of mobile phone cameras
  2. March 22, 2010 - 'Quantum dots' to boost performance of mobile cameras
  3. March 22, 2010 - Could Quantum Dots Boost the Quality of Cell Phone Pix?
Background


Neuro-electrical interface

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Seeing a bionic eye on medicine's horizon - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - A Lab-on-a-Chip With Moveable Channels - also here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Lab on a Chip: New Technology Facilitates Studies of Brain Cells in Stroke
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Incorporating biofunctionality into nanomaterials for medical, health devices
  2. March 23, 2010 - Nanowire Advances Promise Improved Light-Emitting Diodes and Solar-Energy Generation
  3. March 25, 2010 - Locks and keys build tiny structures
  4. March 26, 2010 - Revolutionary New Solution for Semiconductor, Nano Materials
  5. March 28, 2010 - Researchers use improved nanogenerators to power sensors based on zinc oxide nanowires - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - A more sensitive sensor using nano-sized carbon tubes - also here
Background


Optical chips

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Imperfect Chips Pave the Way for New Quantum Technology
Background


Microlasers

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - The world's smallest microlaser - also here
Background, Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - New spintronics material could help usher in next generation of microelectronics - also here
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Typing words with your brain: Portable, easy-to-wear mind speller
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - New PV cell generates electricity from IR and UV light
  2. March 25, 2010 - Cutting Through Questions for a Molecular-Level Understanding of Solar Cells
Background


Controlling X-rays with light

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Light controls matter, matter controls x-rays - also here
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Retina implants: location is key
Background


Conical nanocarbon structures

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Conical nanocarbon structures could lead to flexible, transparent field emission displays
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Counting the 'Holes' in High-Temperature Superconductors
Background


Extreme ultraviolet lithography

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Faster, cheaper chips from space technology
Background


Slow light

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Quantum doughnuts freeze light
Background


In-home telepresence systems

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Getting families and friends together again, virtually - also here
Background



Life sciences


Identification of disease genes

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Bizarre models for human diseases
  2. March 23, 2010 - Yeast: angiogenesis model?
  3. April 13, 2010 - Scientists find new genes for cancer, other diseases in plants, yeast and worms - also here, here, here, here
  4. April 26, 2010 - The Search for Genes Leads to Unexpected Places
Background, Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Poorly understood cell plays role in immunity against the flu - also here
Background


MicroRNA and wound healing

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Secret to healing chronic wounds might lie in tiny pieces of silent RNA - also here
Background


Speed of evolution

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Evolution More Rapid Than Darwin Thought
Background


Insulin receptor

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Final missing piece of insulin lock found
  2. March 24, 2010 - Structure of insulin's docking point identified - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Could smell play a role in the origin of new bird species? - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Bigger Testes Can Offer a Competitive Edge
  2. March 23, 2010 - Female birds find males with glossy feathers more sexy
Background


Hominins

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Possible new human ancestor found in Siberia - also here
  2. March 24, 2010 - Ancient DNA suggests new hominid line - also here
  3. March 24, 2010 - New hominin found via mtDNA
  4. March 24, 2010 - Neither Neanderthal nor sapiens: new human relative IDed
  5. March 24, 2010 - Researchers Discover New Lineage of Ancient Human
  6. March 24, 2010 - Fossil finger points to new human species
  7. March 24, 2010 - New ancestor? Scientists ponder DNA from Siberia - also here
  8. March 24, 2010 - Ancient DNA from Siberia Hints at Previously Unknown Human Relative
  9. March 24, 2010 - New species of human ancestor found in Siberia
  10. March 24, 2010 - 'X-Woman' Coexisted With Neanderthals, Modern Humans
  11. March 24, 2010 - Bone May Reveal a New Human Group
  12. March 24, 2010 - The X-Woman's Fingerbone
  13. March 24, 2010 - New ancestor? Scientists ponder DNA from Siberia - also here
  14. March 25, 2010 - Pre-history rewritten as new human discovered
  15. March 25, 2010 - New Type of Human Discovered via Single Pinky Finger
  16. March 25, 2010 - Fossil DNA analysis may have revealed new human species
  17. March 25, 2010 - DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'
  18. March 26, 2010 - Is this a new species of human being?
Background


Bacterial production of oxygen

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Bacteria show new route to making oxygen
  2. March 24, 2010 - Methane-eating microbes make their own oxygen
  3. March 25, 2010 - Microbes breathe life into oxygen theory
  4. March 25, 2010 - New oxygen producing mechanism proposed
Background


Zebrafish heart repair

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - How Zebrafish Mend a Broken Heart
  2. March 24, 2010 - Zebrafish study with human heart implications - also here
  3. March 24, 2010 - Research Offers Clue Into How Hearts Can Regenerate in Some Species
  4. March 25, 2010 - Scientists Uncover Cells That Mend a Broken Heart - also here
Background


Zscan4, teleomeres, and embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Researchers find gene to explain mouse embryonic stem cell immortality - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial conflict

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Colonies of bacteria fight for resources with lethal protein - also here
Background


B cell maturation

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Researchers discover fundamental step in immune-system development - also here
Background


Insect parthenogenesis

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - 'Stick men' may be rendered obsolete in insect world
Background


Glycans and immune system evasion by influenza viruses

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - 1918 and 2009 pandemic influenza viruses lack a sugar topping - also here
Background


Embryonic development of coronary arteries

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Coronary artery development mystery solved, may lead to better bypasses - also here
Background


PP1 and protein dephosphorylation

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Key enzyme discovered to be master regulator in protein-protein reactions - also here
Background


Telomere protection

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - New clue to how telomeres work
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Putting a computer science spin on genetic diagnostics
Background


Heart size

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - How does a heart know when it's big enough? - also here, here
Background


Cell immortalization and telomerase

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - New Findings About How Cells Achieve Eternal Life
Background


H1N1 hemagglutinin structure

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Why Young Are Most Affected by Swine Flu Revealed in Virus Structure
  2. March 25, 2010 - Swine flu virus not so new, study finds
  3. March 26, 2010 - One of H1N1's mysteries explained
Background


Amino acids from comets

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Comet crash creates potential for life
  2. April 1, 2010 - Glancing blow from a comet could create amino acids
Background, Background


Late Ediacaran fauna with external skeleton

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - A new fossil species found in Spain - also here
Background


Genome-wide association mapping

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Genome mapping technique speeds process of finding specific genes
Background


Scavenger receptors and immune response to virus infection

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Researchers discover how cells recognize viral toxin - also here
Background


Inflammation and adipose cell turnover

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Inflammation in body fat is not only pernicious - also here
Background


3-D organization of the human genome

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - New insights into the 3-D organization of the human genome - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Anesthestics and fear learning

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Fearless fish forget their phobias - also here
Background


Brain path cells

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Virtual driving leads psychologists to the cells that sense direction in the brain: Path cells - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Children with autistic traits remain undiagnosed
  2. March 25, 2010 - Autism susceptibility genes identified - also here
Background


Optimism and immune response

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Optimism boosts the immune system - also here
Background


Memory and theta waves

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Scientists find how relaxed minds remember better
  2. March 24, 2010 - Article on memory may make a lasting impression, depending on theta phase lock - also here, here
Background


Arc and regulation of synapse strength

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - One protein appears to control neurons' ability to react to new experiences
Background, Background


Animal metacognition

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Great apes know they could be wrong - also here
Background


Emotions and morality

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Emotions key to judging others - also here
Background, Background


Age-related differences in emotional processing and memory

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Older adults remember the good times - also here
Background, Background, Background


Neurogenesis and NMDA receptors

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Without Key Receptors, New Brain Cells Do Not Survive Migration
Background


Estrogen and memory

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Researchers Show Why Estrogen's Memory Benefits Have Age Limits - also here
Background, Background


Working memory and intelligence

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - 'Working memory' of mice can be improved - also here
Background, Background


Insulin signaling and neural stem cell survival

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Insulin-like signal needed to keep stem cells alive in adult brain - also here
Background, Background


4E-BP2 and excitatory synaptic transmission

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - New understanding of protein's role in brain - also here
Background


Age-related memory impairment

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Memory decline linked to an inability to ignore distractions - also here
Background


Extending brain plasticity

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - New period of brain 'plasticity' created with transplanted embryonic cells - also here
Background


Dopamine and addictive behavior

References:
  1. March 28, 2010 - Compulsive eating shares addictive biochemical mechanism with cocaine, heroin abuse: study - also here
  2. March 28, 2010 - Addicted to Fat: Overeating May Alter the Brain as Much as Hard Drugs
  3. March 28, 2010 - Junk food addiction may be clue to obesity: study - also here
  4. March 29, 2010 - Junk food can become addictive: study
  5. March 30, 2010 - Fatty foods can be addictive like crack - at least for rats
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Lung cancer gene found in non-smokers
  2. March 22, 2010 - Infertility clue to prostate cancer
  3. March 22, 2010 - Infertility linked to prostate cancer
  4. March 22, 2010 - Roche seeks to broaden use of cancer drug MabThera
  5. March 22, 2010 - Gene is linked to lung cancer development in never-smokers - also here
  6. March 22, 2010 - Walnuts slow prostate tumors in mice - also here, here
  7. March 22, 2010 - Virtual colonoscopy allows detection of unsuspected cancers beyond colon - also here
  8. March 22, 2010 - Infertility increases a man's risk of prostate cancer - also here
  9. March 22, 2010 - Overcoming tumor resistance to anti-cancer agent TRAIL - also here
  10. March 22, 2010 - Discovery may help children with brain cancer avoid radiation
  11. March 23, 2010 - Obesity tied to poorer colon cancer survival
  12. March 23, 2010 - Breast cancer screens don't save lives: study - also here
  13. March 23, 2010 - Merck KGaA suspends Stimuvax cancer vaccine trials
  14. March 23, 2010 - High dietary phosphate intake may promote skin cancer formation - also here
  15. March 23, 2010 - Virtual biopsy probe system is 'almost perfect' in detecting precancerous polyps during colonoscopy - also here
  16. March 23, 2010 - Another perk of painkillers? Decreased hormone levels may reduce cancer risk - also here
  17. March 23, 2010 - Chemotherapy plus synthetic compound provides potent anti-tumor effect in pancreatic cancers - also here
  18. March 23, 2010 - New cancer biomarker may herald personalised medicine - also here
  19. March 24, 2010 - Salty diet tied to stomach cancer in Korean study
  20. March 24, 2010 - Study questions whether screening really cuts breast cancer deaths - also here
  21. March 24, 2010 - Recurrence of Breast Cancer After More Than 10 Years Is an Important Factor in Survival
  22. March 25, 2010 - A healthy diet may trim breast cancer risk - also here, here
  23. March 25, 2010 - Gene test helps select breast cancer chemotherapy - also here
  24. March 25, 2010 - New gateway to treat leukemia and other cancers - also here
  25. March 25, 2010 - Newly identified proteins critical to FA pathway DNA repair function - also here
  26. March 25, 2010 - New way discovered to predict which breast cancer patients should be treated with anthracyclines - also here
  27. March 25, 2010 - Studies reveal associations between pregnancy, breastfeeding, breast cancer and survival - also here
  28. March 25, 2010 - Preclinical Model of Primary Prostate Cancer
  29. March 25, 2010 - New Prognostic Factor for Early Breast Adenocarcinoma
  30. March 25, 2010 - Blocking EphB4 Impedes Angiogenesis and Tumor Growth
  31. March 25, 2010 - HRGP (Histadine-Rich Glycoprotein) Modulates Angiogenesis
  32. March 25, 2010 - Up to a third of breast cancers could be avoided - also here
  33. March 25, 2010 - Experts: One-third of breast cancer is avoidable - also here
  34. March 26, 2010 - Sex virus blamed for rise in head and neck cancers - also here
  35. March 26, 2010 - Sex virus causes head, neck cancer: study
  36. March 26, 2010 - Beta-blockers help reduce metastasis and improve survival in breast cancer patients - also here
  37. March 26, 2010 - New studies on surgical options in inherited breast cancer show drastic treatment is not always best - also here
  38. March 26, 2010 - Survival in metastatic breast cancer patients is improving: targeted therapies have contributed - also here
  39. March 26, 2010 - Discovery that PARP protein exists in all breast tumors will help target chemo and predict response - also here
  40. March 26, 2010 - Experts debate merits of breast cancer screening - also here, here
  41. March 26, 2010 - Beta-blockers 'cut cancer spread'
  42. March 28, 2010 - Paired drugs kill precancerous colon polyps, spare normal tissue - also here
  43. March 28, 2010 - Possible New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer?
  44. March 28, 2010 - Chemical 'nips cancer in the bud'
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - 'Good' cells can go 'bad' in a 'bad neighborhood' - also here
  2. March 23, 2010 - Leukemia May Start in Marrow
  3. March 25, 2010 - Tumors hide out from the immune system by mimicking lymph nodes - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Plavix benefit found in heart failure patients - also here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fatty acids is good for the heart - also here
  3. March 22, 2010 - Alcohol in moderation is good for sick hearts too - also here
  4. March 22, 2010 - Sanofi heart drug Multaq in French setback -paper
  5. March 23, 2010 - High systolic BP in patients with chest pain linked with favorable prognosis - also here
  6. March 23, 2010 - Moderate drinking helps heart, but don't binge
  7. March 23, 2010 - 'Good fat' cuts heart risk by a fifth, study shows
  8. March 25, 2010 - Study links genetic variation to possible protection against sudden cardiac arrest - also here
  9. March 25, 2010 - Chymase inhibitors could enhance treatment for damaged hearts - also here
  10. March 26, 2010 - Study finds flaxseed lowers high cholesterol in men - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Alzheimer's drugs hurt brain?
  2. March 22, 2010 - Immune cells as possible nerve-cell killers in Alzheimer's disease - also here
  3. March 22, 2010 - Memory may decline rapidly even in stage before Alzheimer's disease - also here
  4. March 23, 2010 - Probing the secrets of sharp memory in old age - also here
  5. March 23, 2010 - Cognition Declines Four Times Faster in People With Alzheimer's Disease Than Those With No Dementia
  6. March 24, 2010 - Anesthesia increases risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in patients with genetic predisposition - also here
  7. March 25, 2010 - New test takes guesswork out of diagnosing early-stage Alzheimer's disease - also here
  8. March 26, 2010 - Uncovering early stages of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


High-fructose corn syrup, weight gain, and body fat

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - High-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain - also here, here
Background


Dietary fibre and weight control

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Seaweed to tackle rising tide of obesity - also here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Seaweed fights obesity, researchers in Newcastle claim
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Study explores link between sunlight, multiple sclerosis - also here
  2. March 23, 2010 - UV radiation, not vitamin D, might limit multiple sclerosis symptoms
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Sea creatures' sex protein provides new insight into diabetes - also here
  2. March 24, 2010 - Leptin therapy in animal models shows promise for type 1 diabetes - also here
  3. March 25, 2010 - Kidney disease hides in people with undiagnosed diabetes - also here
  4. March 28, 2010 - A new strategy normalizes blood sugars in diabetes - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Direct Injection of Gold Nanoparticles Into Tumors Opens Door to New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
  2. March 24, 2010 - Dual-Purpose Nanoparticles Spot Residual Tumors, Improves Cancer Surgery
  3. March 25, 2010 - Gold Nanobeacons Detect Sentinel Lymph Nodes
  4. March 26, 2010 - Nanoparticles Cooperate to Detect and Treat Tumors
  5. March 28, 2010 - Nanoparticles Unlock Tumor Identity
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. March 22, 2010 - Genes may exert opposite effects in diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Controlling HIV: Highly Promising New Compound Developed
  2. March 25, 2010 - Existing antibiotic might help keep wraps on AIDS virus
  3. March 25, 2010 - Slowing down immune system's 'brakes' may improve HIV vaccines - also here
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. March 23, 2010 - Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine as safe as Glaxo's vaccine
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Scientists in hot pursuit of first new drug for global killer in 50 years - also here
  2. March 24, 2010 - Older people and those with HIV are more vulnerable to tuberculosis - also here
  3. March 24, 2010 - Team finds new way to attack TB - also here
  4. March 24, 2010 - New drug hope in fight against TB
  5. March 28, 2010 - Taiwan scientist unveils rapid, low-cost TB test kit
  6. March 28, 2010 - Fat clue to TB awakening - also here
Background


GLP-1, PYY, bariatric surgery, and diabetes

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - New Study May Explain How Weight-loss Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes - also here
Background, Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - New technology to assist research and genetic drug delivery
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Compound screening for drug development made simpler - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Vaccine could delay bowel inflammation and colon cancer: research - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Infection With Tickborne Parasite May Suppress Malaria
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 24, 2010 - Human Genome hep C drug shows promise in mid stage
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Moderate drinking may slow arthritis progression
  2. March 25, 2010 - Finding a potential new target for treating rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  3. March 26, 2010 - Rheumatoid arthritis increasing in white women
Background


Leukemia stem cells and Wnt signaling

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Targeting cell pathway may prevent relapse of leukemia - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 25, 2010 - Novel Parkinson's treatment strategy involves cell transplantation - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 26, 2010 - Researchers discover new path to antibiotics
Background


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