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Volume 9, Number 14
April 5, 2010


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

Large Hadron Collider
Ocean acidification
Supernova remnants
Black holes, entropy, and dark matter
Antihypertritons
James Webb Space Telescope
Star forming regions
Supernovae
Archaean era climate
Global warming
Structure of protons
Gamma-ray emissions from Centaurus A
Earth's mantle
Origins of tectonic plates
Cosmic magnetic field
Electroweak stars
Quark mass

Technology

Nanotechnology
Superconductivity
Graphene
Organic electronics
Photovoltaics
Visual prostheses
Quantum timekeeping
Quantum computing
Fullerenes
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum lasers
Lab-on-a-chip
Quantum memory
Interferometry with a Bose-Einstein condensate
High-capacity optical communication

Life sciences

Human microbiomes
Immune cell detection of bacteria
Gene regulation networks
Phylogenetics
Biofilms
Synaptic vesicles
Statistical investigation of cell signaling
Epigenetic effects of stress in early life
Sex-related differences in immune response
Amoeba (Naegleria gruberi) genome
Mathematical modeling of chemotaxis
Riboswitch regulation of protein synthesis in chloroplasts
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Copy-number variations
Mitosis
T cell receptors
Genome annotation
DAF-16 and longevity
Cytomegalovirus re-infection
Silencing of microRNAs
IL-17 and Staphylococcus aureus infection
CD4+ cells and vaccinia virus
Extremophiles
MicroRNA and angiogenesis

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Moral judgments
C-reactive protein levels and cognitive function
Effects of β-amyloid on PI3K activity in neurons
Bipolar disorder
Brain-imaging studies
Schizophrenia
Neurite growth
Zebra finch genome and genetics of vocal learning
Stress and neurogenesis
Motor action and memory
Coordination of spiny stellate neurons in the thalamus
Fear memory and the amygdala

Health and medicine

Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer biology
Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
Diabetes
Hepatitis C
Antibiotic resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Nanobiotechnology
Gene therapy
Metabolic syndrome
Flavonoid neutralization of oxidative and inflammatory stress
Stem cells
Anti-inflammatories
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Mindin and immune response
AIDS
Parkinson's disease
Obesity
Rheumatoid arthritis
Cancer stem cells
Inflammatory bowel disease
Obesity, PPAR-γ, and fat tissue dysregulation



Physical sciences


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Scientists seek dark matter in "Big Bang" project - also here
  2. March 29, 2010 - Geneva atom smasher set for record collisions
  3. March 30, 2010 - Mini-Big Bangs created in cosmos origins project - also here
  4. March 30, 2010 - CERN scientists closer to understanding Big Bang
  5. March 30, 2010 - Glitches delay collisions at Big Bang experiment - also here
  6. March 30, 2010 - LHC revs up
  7. March 30, 2010 - Phew, It Works! Science Begins at the LHC
  8. March 30, 2010 - The LHC starts regular operations at 7TeV
  9. March 30, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider Smashes Protons, Sets Record
  10. March 30, 2010 - Atom smasher achieves 'Big Bang' collisions
  11. March 30, 2010 - Physicists Charged Up About Record Collisions in Large Hadron Collider
  12. March 30, 2010 - Pioneering atom smashing bid makes faltering start
  13. March 30, 2010 - Vanderbilt sets up 1 of 8 virtual control rooms for LHC in US
  14. March 30, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider: Beams Colliding at Record Energies Mark Start of Research Program
  15. March 30, 2010 - CERN achieves 7 TeV collisions at Large Hadron Collider
  16. March 30, 2010 - Record-breaking collisions mark start of research at the Large Hadron Collider
  17. March 30, 2010 - European Collider Begins Its Subatomic Exploration
  18. March 30, 2010 - Cern LHC sees high-energy success
  19. March 30, 2010 - LHC to begin 'Big Bang' project
  20. March 30, 2010 - Geneva atom smasher sets collision record - also here
  21. March 31, 2010 - CERN tackles glitches, pushes new science frontier
  22. March 31, 2010 - Atom smasher opens 'new era' of research
  23. March 31, 2010 - Record-Breaking Subatomic Particle Collisions - also here
  24. March 31, 2010 - Atom smasher will help reveal 'the beginning' - also here
  25. March 31, 2010 - Atom Smasher Could Reveal Fabled Monopole Magnet
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - 'Evil twin' threatens world oceans, scientists warn - also here
  2. March 29, 2010 - Ecosystems under threat from ocean acidification - also here
Background, Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Chandra/Spitzer Image - also here, here
  2. March 29, 2010 - Star's Corpse Illuminated by High-Energy Wind
Background, Background


Black holes, entropy, and dark matter

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Black holes may be 'missing dark matter'
Technical papers:
  1. Black Holes Constitute All Dark Matter
Background, Background


Antihypertritons

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Strange Antihyperparticle Created
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Webb Telescope instrument now at Goddard
  2. March 31, 2010 - Extracting Information from Starlight
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - The Light and Dark Face of a Star-Forming Nebula - also here, here, here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Gum 19: A Two-Faced Nebula
  3. March 31, 2010 - Two-Face Nebula Is Half Light, Half Dark
  4. April 1, 2010 - Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image - also here
  5. April 1, 2010 - Hot New Stars Take Center Stage in Cosmic Photo
  6. April 2, 2010 - Soul Nebula
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Astronomers See Historical Supernova From a New Angle - also here, here, here
  2. April 2, 2010 - Supernova Explosion Gets 3-D Makeover
  3. April 9, 2010 - One Supernova, Many Camera Angles
Background


Archaean era climate

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Why Didn't Early Earth Freeze? The Mystery Deepens
  2. March 31, 2010 - Warmth in the dark age
  3. March 31, 2010 - Researcher unravels one of geology's great mysteries - also here
  4. March 31, 2010 - Clouds May Hold Key to Why Early Earth Didn't Freeze Over
  5. April 4, 2010 - Albedo and greenhouse managed the faint young Sun problem
  6. April 6, 2010 - Early Earth absorbed more sunlight -- no extreme greenhouse needed to keep water wet
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Solar flare activity doesn't account for recent warming
  2. April 1, 2010 - How fast are the polar ice sheets melting?
  3. April 4, 2010 - Arctic thaw frees overlooked greenhouse gas: study
Background


Structure of protons

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Picturing the Proton
Background


Gamma-ray emissions from Centaurus A

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Fermi maps an active galaxy's 'smokestack plumes' - also here
  2. April 1, 2010 - Giant Radio Galaxy Supercharges Big Bang Leftovers
Background, Background, Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Hot Mantle May Prop Up the Seafloor
Background


Origins of tectonic plates

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Young Earth had crusty magma ocean
Background, Background


Cosmic magnetic field

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Cosmic magnetic field strength measured
  2. April 1, 2010 - "Roaming" Magnetic Fields Found
  3. April 1, 2010 - Cosmic Source Hinted At for Galactic Magnetic Fields
Background


Electroweak stars

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Physicists Identify New Kind of Star
Background


Quark mass

References:
  1. April 2, 2010 - Mass of the Common Quark Finally Nailed Down
  2. April 9, 2010 - Strange quark weighs in
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Engineers Create First Motion-Powered Nanodevice
  2. April 1, 2010 - Nanotechnologists reveal the frictional characteristics of atomically thin sheets - also here, here, here, here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Scientists discover world's smallest superconductor - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics - also here
  2. April 1, 2010 - Graphene photodetector is a first
  3. April 2, 2010 - Shining Light on Graphene-Metal Interactions
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Plastic electronics could slash the cost of solar panels - also here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Scientists Study Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - New Path To Solar Energy Via Solid-State Photovoltaics - also here
  2. April 1, 2010 - Chemists Identify New Way to Create Photovoltaic Devices
Background


Visual prostheses

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Australia reveals prototype 'bionic' eye - also here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Prototype bionic eye unveiled
  3. March 31, 2010 - Trial of bionic eye within three years
Background


Quantum timekeeping

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Atomic clocks use quantum timekeeping
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Contender in Quantum Computing Quest - also here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Largest Simulation of an Ideal Quantum Computer
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Carbon nanostructures -- elixir or poison? - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Scientists Address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development - also here
Background


Quantum lasers

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - From a classical laser to a 'quantum laser' - also here
Background, Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Radical research changes lab-on-a-chip design
Background


Quantum memory

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Physicists demonstrate 100-fold speed increase in optical quantum memory
Background


Interferometry with a Bose-Einstein condensate

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Spin-squeezed atoms boost interferometry
Background


High-capacity optical communication

References:
  1. April 2, 2010 - Fiber Optical Transmission In Demand Of Higher Capacity
Background, Background



Life sciences


Human microbiomes

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Identical twins may not be so identical when it comes to gut bacteria
Background


Immune cell detection of bacteria

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - How immune cells 'sniff out' bacteria - also here
Background


Gene regulation networks

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Molecular Middle Managers Make More Decisions Than Bosses - also here, here
  2. April 1, 2010 - Simplifying complexity -- new insights into how genomes work
Background


Phylogenetics

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Database gives access to the latest findings about the tree of life
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Biofilm Production Aids Campylobacter Survival
Background


Synaptic vesicles

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Protein collar squeezes cell membrane necks
Background


Statistical investigation of cell signaling

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Mathematical theorem helps scientists map out cell signalling pathways
Background, Background


Epigenetic effects of stress in early life

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - The lifetime effects of stress
Background


Sex-related differences in immune response

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Model shows why males have lower immunity to disease
Background


Amoeba (Naegleria gruberi) genome

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Amoeba Genome Shows Evolution of Complex Life
Background, Background


Mathematical modeling of chemotaxis

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Adapting to change? Remember the good, forget the bad! - also here
Background


Riboswitch regulation of protein synthesis in chloroplasts

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Scientists develop gene switch for chloroplasts in plant cells - also here
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Gene flaw found in induced stem cells
Background


Copy-number variations

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Hunt for Missing Genetic Killer Comes Up Empty
  2. March 31, 2010 - Common copy number variations unlikely to contribute significantly toward common diseases - also here
Background


Mitosis

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Scientists identify the genes involved in cell division in humans - also here
Background


T cell receptors

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - New study questions earlier conclusions about the kinetics of T cell receptors - also here
Background


Genome annotation

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - From Alpaca to Zebra Finch: A Decade of Cataloguing Life's Diversity
Background


DAF-16 and longevity

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Aging gene found to govern lifespan, immunity and resilience - also here
  2. April 1, 2010 - Scientists find aging gene is linked to immunity
Background


Cytomegalovirus re-infection

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - New research explains repeated infection by some viruses - also here
Background


Silencing of microRNAs

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - New tool for RNA silencing - also here
Background


IL-17 and Staphylococcus aureus infection

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Staph Infections in the Skin Controlled by the Immune Molecule IL-17
Background


CD4+ cells and vaccinia virus

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - CD4+ Immune Cells Control Vaccinia Virus, the Smallpox Vaccine
Background, Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. April 2, 2010 - Hostile volcanic lake teems with life
Background


MicroRNA and angiogenesis

References:
  1. April 4, 2010 - Researchers uncover novel genetic pathway responsible for triggering vascular growth - also here
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Moral judgments

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Murder or an Accident? The Brain Knows
  2. March 29, 2010 - Moral judgments can be altered by disrupting specific brain region - also here
  3. March 30, 2010 - Morality is modified in the lab
  4. March 30, 2010 - Magnets can manipulate morality: study
Background, Background


C-reactive protein levels and cognitive function

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Protein linked to problems with executive thinking skills - also here
Background


Effects of β-amyloid on PI3K activity in neurons

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Scientists reverse Alzheimer's-like memory loss in fruit flies - also here
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - From the clinics to the bench and back -- phenytoin as a mood stabilizer?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Personality may influence brain shrinkage in aging - also here
  2. March 31, 2010 - New Paper Pinpoints a Seat of Self-Control in the Brain
  3. March 31, 2010 - Words Easily Trigger Painful Memories
  4. April 2, 2010 - Researchers Find Differences In How The Brains Of Some Individuals Process The World Around Them
  5. April 8, 2010 - Sensitive people may use their brains differently
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Brain estrogen shows promise as schizophrenia treatment - also here
  2. March 30, 2010 - Allon Therapeutics says schizophrenia drug shows promise
  3. March 31, 2010 - Gene mutation may be key to schizophrenia: study - also here
  4. March 31, 2010 - Disruption in brain connection linked to genetic defect in schizophrenia - also here
  5. April 1, 2010 - Communication Breakdown in Brain Caused by a Gene Defect May Contribute to Schizophrenia
  6. April 1, 2010 - Impaired Brain Connections Traced to Schizophrenia Mutation
Background


Neurite growth

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - A push makes neuron longer - also here
Background


Zebra finch genome and genetics of vocal learning

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - First songbird genome arrives with spring
  2. March 31, 2010 - Bird genes help explain speech
  3. March 31, 2010 - Blueprint of the songbird genome
  4. March 31, 2010 - Songbird genome may shed light on speech disorders
  5. March 31, 2010 - Scientists decode songbird's genome, provide clues on language learning - also here
  6. March 31, 2010 - Songbird Genome to Aid Understanding of Learning, Memory and More
  7. March 31, 2010 - A Genomic Achievement That's for the Birds -- And for Humans
  8. March 31, 2010 - Songbirds May Hold Key for Vocal Learning
  9. March 31, 2010 - German Scientists Contribute to Decoding the First Songbird Genome
  10. March 31, 2010 - Songbird Genome Sings of the Communicating Brain
  11. March 31, 2010 - Songbird's Genome to Provide Clues on Language Learning -- And Relearning
  12. March 31, 2010 - Blueprint of the songbird genome
  13. April 1, 2010 - Finch genome music to researcher's ears
  14. April 1, 2010 - Further Facts from the Songbird Genome
  15. April 6, 2010 - Darwin's finch and the evolution of smell - also here
Background


Stress and neurogenesis

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - New brain nerve cells key to stress resilience, researchers find - also here
Background


Motor action and memory

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - To remember the good times, reach for the sky
Background


Coordination of spiny stellate neurons in the thalamus

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Cutting-edge computer modeling reveals neurons coordinating their messaging - also here
Background


Fear memory and the amygdala

References:
  1. April 2, 2010 - Neuroscientists Show How Brain Stores Memories of Specific Fears - also here, here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Antisoma, Novartis lung cancer drug fails in study - also here
  2. March 29, 2010 - Could multivitamins raise breast cancer risk?
  3. March 29, 2010 - Advances reported in quest for drugs targeting childhood cancer - also here
  4. March 29, 2010 - Promising strategy for treatment of lung cancer - also here
  5. March 29, 2010 - Clues to pregnancy-associated breast cancer found - also here
  6. March 29, 2010 - Pregnancy for Breast Cancer Survivors: Meta-Analysis Reveals It Is Safe and Could Improve Survival
  7. March 30, 2010 - GenVec says cancer drug not effective, ends trial
  8. March 30, 2010 - Pfizer, Onyx drug offers hope against brain cancer - also here
  9. March 30, 2010 - Radon in residential buildings: A risk factor for lung cancer - also here
  10. March 30, 2010 - Targeted agent blocked growth of deadly brain cancer in preclinical studies - also here
  11. March 30, 2010 - Clinicopathologic factors on postoperative tumor recurrence and long-term survival
  12. March 30, 2010 - Women With Radial Scars Should Undergo a Surgical Excision to Rule out an Underlying Malignancy
  13. March 30, 2010 - Roche's Xeloda approved for colon-cancer use in EU
  14. March 31, 2010 - Study links chemical exposure to breast cancer - also here
  15. March 31, 2010 - UK study finds breast screen programs save lives - also here
  16. March 31, 2010 - Higher vitamin K intake tied to lower cancer risks
  17. March 31, 2010 - Should older men be screened for prostate cancer?
  18. March 31, 2010 - Farm Pesticides Linked to Skin Cancer
  19. March 31, 2010 - Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development - also here
  20. March 31, 2010 - Improved device provides more rapid, comprehensive analysis of circulating tumor cells - also here
  21. March 31, 2010 - Breast cancer screening does 'more good than harm'
  22. March 31, 2010 - Prostate drug dutasteride 'may cut cancer risk'
  23. March 31, 2010 - ArQule cancer drug shows promise; shares more than double - also here
  24. April 1, 2010 - Rare cancer cells captured by imaging device: study
  25. April 1, 2010 - Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in China - also here
  26. April 1, 2010 - Study shows partial lung removal favorable over full removal as treatment for lung cancer
  27. April 1, 2010 - Combinatorial therapy allows viruses to destroy tumors - also here
  28. April 1, 2010 - Pathways that Can Repair Brca1 Cancer Gene Mutation Clarified in Mice
  29. April 1, 2010 - Researchers quantify benefits of minimally invasive removal of hard-to-reach tumors - also here
  30. April 1, 2010 - Drug Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in High-Risk Men
  31. April 1, 2010 - Prostate drug may work as a preventive
  32. April 1, 2010 - Powerful HIV drugs inhibit retrovirus linked to prostate cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome
  33. April 2, 2010 - Blocking gene boosts cancer killing radiotherapy
  34. April 4, 2010 - New discovery is a significant boost to cancer research - also here
  35. April 12, 2010 - HIV drugs inhibit prostate cancer virus
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Did rapid brain evolution make humans susceptible to Alzheimers?
  2. March 29, 2010 - The early detection of age-related memory deficits in mice - also here
  3. March 29, 2010 - Alzheimer's rat created for human research - also here
  4. March 31, 2010 - Researchers design self-test for memory disorders - also here
  5. April 1, 2010 - A drug that extends life span prevents Alzheimer's deficits - also here, here
  6. April 1, 2010 - Researchers discover weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Why metastasic cells migrate - also here
  2. March 29, 2010 - Study shows that mutations in one gene cause many cancers - also here
  3. March 31, 2010 - Scientists find therapeutic target to stop cancer metastases - also here
  4. March 31, 2010 - How breast cancer cells evade therapeutic attacks - also here
  5. April 1, 2010 - Treatment resistance in some cancer cells may be reversible - also here
  6. April 1, 2010 - 'Cheater' Cells May Spur Cancer Growth
  7. April 1, 2010 - Study could improve treatments for prostate cancer
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Dangerous plaques in blood vessels rupture by overproducing protein-busting enzymes - also here
  2. March 29, 2010 - UK agency backs Sanofi's Multaq, in change of tack
  3. March 30, 2010 - Stroke risk goes up with each childbirth
  4. March 30, 2010 - Small, dark Easter eggs may be good for your heart
  5. March 30, 2010 - Study shows chocolate reduces blood pressure and risk of heart disease - also here
  6. March 30, 2010 - A cup of tea to prevent stroke
  7. March 30, 2010 - New cancer therapy may fight cardiovascular disease
  8. March 30, 2010 - Chocolate 'can cut blood pressure and help heart'
  9. March 31, 2010 - Study: Chocolate Could Reduce Heart Risk - also here
  10. March 31, 2010 - Easter eggs may be good for your heart
  11. April 1, 2010 - Oral infection and heart disease
  12. April 1, 2010 - Researchers uncover genes that may dramatically affect heart health - also here
  13. April 1, 2010 - FDG PET may hold answers for patients with heart failure - also here
  14. April 1, 2010 - Switching Energy Source in Stressed Hearts Under the Control of the Protein Myc
  15. April 2, 2010 - Thyroid condition increases stroke risk in young adults - also here
  16. April 2, 2010 - Fat layer is heart's gatekeeper
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Two kinds of multiple sclerosis, two different responses to beta-interferon, study shows
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Diabetes raises risk of death in cancer surgery patients - also here
  2. March 30, 2010 - Earlier diabetes screening worthwhile: study
  3. March 30, 2010 - Women who breastfed show lower diabetes risk
  4. April 1, 2010 - Soy supplements show no diabetes benefit in study
  5. April 1, 2010 - Bone marrow cells produce nerve growth factor and promote angiogenesis around transplanted islets - also here
  6. April 1, 2010 - Study finds breastfeeding reduces risk of diabetes for mums
  7. April 4, 2010 - Insulin-producing cells can regenerate in diabetic mice
  8. April 5, 2010 - Researchers show some cells in pancreas can spontaneously change into insulin-producing cells - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Researchers identify potential new target for treating hepatitis C - also here
Background


Antibiotic resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Possible 'superbug' status for sexually-transmitted infection - also here
  2. March 30, 2010 - Sex infection gonorrhoea 'becoming drug-resistant'
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Using Nanotechnology in Cancer Research
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. March 29, 2010 - Tomato Genes Produce Promising Results Against Brain Tumours
  2. March 31, 2010 - Gene therapy restores vision in mice - also here
  3. April 1, 2010 - Gene therapy boosts recovery from heart attack
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Higher fat at breakfast may be healthier than you think, research says
Background, Background, Background


Flavonoid neutralization of oxidative and inflammatory stress

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Flavonoids in orange juice suppress oxidative stress from high-fat, high-carb meal - also here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Promoting healing by keeping skeletal stem cells 'young' - also here, here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Jaw Bone Grown from Adult Stem Cells
  3. April 1, 2010 - Study derives floor plate tissue from embryonic stem cells - also here
Background


Anti-inflammatories

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Researchers develop promising drug for inflammation - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Researchers find new clues to TB drug resistance - also here
  2. March 31, 2010 - Small molecules have big impact for TB bacteria - also here
Background


Hepatitis A

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Valuable baseline data of recent hepatitis A in Asian area - also here
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Predictors of loss of hepatitis B surface antigen in patients co-infected with HIV and HBV
Background


Mindin and immune response

References:
  1. March 30, 2010 - Regulation of mindin expression and the signaling pathway
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - Stem cell therapy to tackle HIV - also here
  2. April 2, 2010 - Scientists uncover structure of key protein in common HIV subgroup - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 31, 2010 - New 'mouse models' give insight to gene mutation that is potential cause of Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - High-protein low-carb diet an option in obese teens
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Pregnancy linked to lower rheumatoid arthritis risk
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Tissue stem cell turning into tumor stem cell - also here
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - What is the association between ATG16L1 and inflammatory bowel disease? - also here
Background


Obesity, PPAR-γ, and fat tissue dysregulation

References:
  1. April 1, 2010 - Differential Drug Response in Lean and Obese Patients Explained
Background, Background


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