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Volume 9, Number 16
April 19, 2010


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

Extrasolar planets
Star-forming regions
Magnetic monopoles
Coronal mass ejections
Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Global warming
Earthquakes
Water on Mars
Distinguishability of photons
M81 galactic halo
Galaxy Evolution Explorer
Protoplanetary dust discs
Randomness and Bell's theorem
Tests of general relativity and alternatives
Microquasars
Low Frequency Array
Black holes and the cosmic radio background
Interstellar water
Titan exobiology
Enceladus
Inhibition of star formation by supermassive black holes
Neutron stars
Networks
Dark matter
Eddington limit for star-forming regions

Technology

Nanotechnology
Terahertz technology
Bose-Einstein condensates
Organic ternary data storage
Memristor-based brain simulation
Superconductivity
Grid computing
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum-dot lasers
Fullerenes
Hydrogen storage
Brain-computer interfaces

Life sciences

Origins and evolution of the genetic code
Circadian rhythm, exposure to light, and mitosis
Gene mutation effects and genetic background
Bioinformatics
Gene regulation
DNA repair
Genetic associations with observable traits
Fetal epigenetics
Cancer genome sequencing
Evolution of DNA methylation
Copy-number variation
Calorie restriction and lifespan
Evolution of sexual reproduction
Mitochondrial fusion
Dynein and intracellular transport
Incorporation of noncanonical amino acids in proteins
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Homo erectus dating
Genetic subcode for gene translation rate
Salmonella virulence
Microbial diversity

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Fruit fly brain atlas
Mirror neurons
Migration inhibitory factor, anxiety, and depression
Bipolar disorder
Schizophrenia
Persistence of emotions
PKMζ and memory maintenance
Brain-imaging studies
Working memory
Autism
Antidepressants
Neuronal activity-regulated enhancer RNA
Meditation and cognition
DMob4/Phocein and regulation of neuronal structure
Multitasking
Adverse effects of sleep disturbance
Inflammation and nerve function decline
Social learning
Latent neural circuits

Health and medicine

Obesity
Cancer genes in common with metabolic and cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease
Stem cells
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer
Cancer biology
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis C
Weight loss
Drug discovery
Rheumatoid arthritis
AIDS
Hepatitis A
Avian flu
Multiple sclerosis
Large intervening noncoding RNA and cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Autoimmune disease
FIH and tolerance of high-fat diet



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Earth-Like Planets May Abound in the Milky Way
  2. April 12, 2010 - Polluted Old Stars Suggest Earth-like Worlds May Be Common
  3. April 13, 2010 - Turning Planetary Theory Upside Down - also here
  4. April 13, 2010 - Wrong-way Planets Confound Theorists
  5. April 13, 2010 - Some Planets Play a Mean Game of Pool
  6. April 13, 2010 - Backward planets may have flipped into place - also here
  7. April 13, 2010 - Some hot Jupiters orbit the wrong way
  8. April 13, 2010 - Turning Planetary Theory Upside Down - also here
  9. April 13, 2010 - Watery, rocky planets may be common in the Milky Way - also here, here
  10. April 13, 2010 - Backwards Alien Planets Challenge Theories
  11. April 13, 2010 - Jumbo planets spotted orbiting backwards around nearby stars
  12. April 13, 2010 - Astronomers Find Nine New Planets and Upset the Theory of Planetary Formation
  13. April 14, 2010 - New Planets Found; Have Backward Orbits
  14. April 14, 2010 - New hot Jupiters rewrite planetary theory
  15. April 14, 2010 - Small, Ground-Based Telescope Images Three Exoplanets - also here, here
  16. April 14, 2010 - New Method Could Photograph Earth-Like Planets
  17. April 14, 2010 - Technological Advances Bring Exoplanets into Clearer View
  18. April 14, 2010 - Distant planets' orbits rattle theories
  19. April 15, 2010 - Astronomers develop new planet-hunting tool
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Gigantic Baby Stars Discovered in Cloud of Space Dust
  2. April 12, 2010 - Baby stars in the Rosette cloud - also here
  3. April 12, 2010 - Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
  4. April 12, 2010 - Growing Family of Stars Photographed
Background


Magnetic monopoles

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - New material is a breakthrough in magnetism - also here
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Magnetic 'ropes' tie down solar eruptions - also here, here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Scientists track solar eruption all the way from the Sun to the Earth - also here, here
  3. April 14, 2010 - Proba-2 shows solar eruption that touched Earth
Background


Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Studying Matter and Radiation from the Early Universe
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Decades of research show massive Arctic ice cap is shrinking - also here, here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Scientists discover reactions that create climate-changing brown carbon aerosol
  3. April 13, 2010 - Studies agree on a 1 meter rise in sea levels
  4. April 13, 2010 - Spain warming faster than rest of northern hemisphere: study
  5. April 15, 2010 - 'Missing' heat may affect future climate change - also here, here, here
  6. April 15, 2010 - And the heat goes on: warmest March on record - also here
  7. April 16, 2010 - Where has all the heat gone?
  8. April 16, 2010 - Report: March was Earth's warmest on record
  9. April 16, 2010 - Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Understanding Intraplate Earthquakes
  2. April 14, 2010 - Recent Earthquake Activity Is Not Unusual, Scientists Say
  3. April 14, 2010 - 'No link' between Chinese quakes
  4. April 17, 2010 - Earthquake in Chile Causesd Days to Be Longer, Austrian Researchers Find
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Studies show more evidence of water on moon, Mars
  2. April 14, 2010 - Study Suggests Source of Acid Waters That Shaped Mars
  3. April 16, 2010 - Widening gullies on Mars point to liquid water
  4. April 19, 2010 - Water-carved gullies on Mars
Background


Distinguishability of photons

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Quantum fun: how identical must "identical photons" be?
Background


M81 galactic halo

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - M81's 'Halo' Sheds Light on Galaxy Formation
Background


Galaxy Evolution Explorer

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Space Telescope Moves on with One Detector - also here
Background, Background


Protoplanetary dust discs

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Dust Discs Spotted Around Stars at Earth-like Distances
  2. April 14, 2010 - First detailed look at young dusty discs around ageing stars - also here, here
  3. April 16, 2010 - Scientists obtain detailed information into the heart of two planetary systems
Background, Background


Randomness and Bell's theorem

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - A truth test for randomness
  2. April 14, 2010 - Random, but not by chance: A quantum random-number generator for encryption, security - also here
  3. April 14, 2010 - Randomness is no lottery thanks to entangled ions
  4. April 14, 2010 - Safer Than A Gamble: Finding Truly Random Numbers
  5. April 14, 2010 - Entangle qubits for a true random number machine
  6. April 15, 2010 - Quantum Effects Exploited to Generate Random Numbers
  7. April 15, 2010 - Scientists create truly random numbers
Background


Tests of general relativity and alternatives

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Einstein's theory fights off challengers - also here, here
  2. April 23, 2010 - Einstein (Still) Rules The Universe
Background, Background, Background


Microquasars

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Mystery object in Starburst Galaxy M82 possible micro-quasar - also here, here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Mysterious radio waves emitted from nearby galaxy
  3. April 19, 2010 - Mysterious New Object Discovered in Space
Background


Low Frequency Array

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - LOFAR opens up the low-frequency universe - and starts a new SETI search - also here
Background


Black holes and the cosmic radio background

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Have black holes been turning up the volume on the cosmic radio background? - also here, here
Background, Background


Interstellar water

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Dusty experiments are solving interstellar water mystery - also here, here
Background


Titan exobiology

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Life on Titan: stand well back and hold your nose! - also here, here
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Saturn's Icy Moon Blows Bubbles
  2. April 15, 2010 - Enceladus leaves plasma bubbles in its wake - also here, here
Background


Inhibition of star formation by supermassive black holes

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Supermassive Black Holes Can Kill Whole Galaxies
  2. April 16, 2010 - Diagnosis murder: Study shows supermassive black holes may strip galaxies of life - also here
  3. April 19, 2010 - Connecting black holes and galaxy death
  4. May 4, 2010 - Some Black Holes Can Kill Entire Galaxies
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Young and getting cooler -- the early life of a neutron star
Background


Networks

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Networked Networks Are Prone to Epic Failure
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - Astrophysicists cast doubt on link between excess positrons and dark matter - also here
Background


Eddington limit for star-forming regions

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - The Most Luminous Stellar Nurseries in the Universe
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Floating Nanosheets Could Be the Plywood of Nanotechnology
  2. April 12, 2010 - Berkeley Lab Scientists Create 'Molecular Paper' - also here
  3. April 12, 2010 - Study shows that size affects structure of hollow nanoparticles - also here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Physicist sees terahertz imaging as ultimate defense against terrorism - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - BEC coupled to mechanical oscillator
Background


Organic ternary data storage

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Organic ternary data storage device developed
Background


Memristor-based brain simulation

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Cat brain: A step toward the electronic equivalent - also here, here
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Watching the Tug of War between Structure and Superconductivity
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Grid Technology Comes to the iPhone and Sony PlayStation 3
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - Black-hole like effect in nanotube and the possibility of new matter states
Background


Quantum-dot lasers

References:
  1. April 17, 2010 - New Way to Generate Tunable Wavelengths Using Quantum-Dot Technology
Background, Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. April 17, 2010 - Using Fullerenes as a 'Cushion' for Nanoparticles
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. April 18, 2010 - Hydrogen still in the eco-car race
Background


Brain-computer interfaces

References:
  1. April 18, 2010 - A brain-recording device that melts into place - also here
  2. April 19, 2010 - Ultrathin Silk-Based Electronics Make Better Brain Implants
  3. April 19, 2010 - Silk forms 'intimate' brain connection
  4. April 20, 2010 - Silk substrate hugs brain's curves in all the right places
  5. April 22, 2010 - New carbon composite holds promise for bionics - also here
Background



Life sciences


Origins and evolution of the genetic code

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - The pre-history of life: Elegantly simple organizing principles seen in ribosomes - also here
Background, Background, Background


Circadian rhythm, exposure to light, and mitosis

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Artificial light at night disrupts cell division - also here
Background, Background


Gene mutation effects and genetic background

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Mutation effects often depend on genetic milieu
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - High-performance computing reveals missing genes - also here
Background


Gene regulation

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Scientists develop a new computational method to uncover gene regulation
Background, Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - DNA and its complexes
  2. April 14, 2010 - Study Confirms DNA Repair Model After 26 Years - also here
Background


Genetic associations with observable traits

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Genetic patterns rise from huge yeast samples - also here, here
Background


Fetal epigenetics

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Study finds changes in fetal epigenetics throughout pregnancy - also here
Background


Cancer genome sequencing

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Personalized medicine for cancer patients in a new technology era - also here
  2. April 15, 2010 - Cataloguing Cancer Codes: International Cancer Genome Consortium Plans to Sequence 25,000 Cancer Genomes
Background, Background


Evolution of DNA methylation

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Mapping methylation's mysterious background
  2. April 21, 2010 - Chemical modification of DNA used to shut down parasites
Background, Background


Copy-number variation

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - 1+1=? Finding the origin and impact of altered gene dose
Background


Calorie restriction and lifespan

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Perhaps a longer lifespan, certainly a longer 'health span' - also here
Background


Evolution of sexual reproduction

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Clues from green algae on the origin of males and females - also here
Background


Mitochondrial fusion

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - New functions of mitochondrial fusion uncovered - also here
Background


Dynein and intracellular transport

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - How a cell motor gets pushy - also here
Background


Incorporation of noncanonical amino acids in proteins

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Genetic incorporation of two different noncanonic amino acids into one protein
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Novel strategy for generating induced pluripotent stem cells for clinical use is safe and efficient - also here
  2. April 16, 2010 - Scientists discover marker indicating the developmental potential of stem cells - also here
Background


Homo erectus dating

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - 'Java Man' takes age to extremes
Background


Genetic subcode for gene translation rate

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - Scientists discover new genetic sub-code - also here
Background


Salmonella virulence

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - Switch That Enables Salmonella to Sabotage Host Cells Revealed
Background


Microbial diversity

References:
  1. April 18, 2010 - It's a microbial world
  2. April 18, 2010 - Ocean census uncovers 'new world' of marine microbe life
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Fruit fly brain atlas

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Mapping the fruit fly brain - also here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Computer Technique Creates Map of a Fruit Fly Brain
Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Researchers make first direct recording of mirror neurons in human brain - also here
Background


Migration inhibitory factor, anxiety, and depression

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Swiss researchers pinpoint molecule lack in depression
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Researchers refine DNA testing for predisposition to bipolar disorder
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Scientists find gene linked to schizophrenia - also here
Background


Persistence of emotions

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Study: Patients with amnesia still feel emotions, despite memory loss - also here, here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Emotions linger even as amnesiacs forget their cause
Background


PKMζ and memory maintenance

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Shedding light on the dynamics of memory: Researchers find mechanism that maintains memories
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Fear of getting fat seen in healthy women's brain scans - also here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Why humans believe that better things come to those who wait - also here
  3. April 14, 2010 - Chronic pain changes brain response to acute pain - also here
Background


Working memory

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Human working memory is based on dynamic interaction networks in the brain
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Dual approach gives a more accurate picture of the autistic brain - also here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Rexahn antidepressant fails in early mid-stage trial
Background


Neuronal activity-regulated enhancer RNA

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Newly discovered RNA steers brain development - also here
Background, Background


Meditation and cognition

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Experiment shows brief meditative exercise helps cognition - also here
Background


DMob4/Phocein and regulation of neuronal structure

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - Gene links neurodegeneration and cancer
Background


Multitasking

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Multitasking Splits the Brain
  2. April 15, 2010 - How the Brain Keeps Tabs on Two Tasks at Once
  3. April 15, 2010 - Brain 'splits to multi-task'
  4. April 15, 2010 - Why We Can't Do 3 Things at Once
  5. April 16, 2010 - In multitasking, more than two tasks do not compute
  6. April 16, 2010 - Brain splits to handle two jobs at once
Background, Background


Adverse effects of sleep disturbance

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - The association between sleep disturbances and reduced quality of life varies by race - also here
Background


Inflammation and nerve function decline

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - New studies reveal that age-related nerve decline is associated with inflammation, differs by gender - also here
Background, Background


Social learning

References:
  1. April 16, 2010 - Imitators dominate innovators in a virtual world
Background


Latent neural circuits

References:
  1. April 18, 2010 - Brain connections for stress -- lessons from the worm - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Obesity

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Intentional weight loss in old age not detrimental, study finds
  2. April 12, 2010 - Belief That Intentional Weight Loss Is Harmful to Seniors Is Unfounded, Study Suggests
  3. April 14, 2010 - Childhood obesity interventions must begin early, experts say
  4. April 14, 2010 - Excess pregnancy pounds tied to extra fat in kids
Background


Cancer genes in common with metabolic and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Top killers share genes
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - People with fewer teeth prone to die of heart disease: study
  2. April 12, 2010 - Women with hormonal disorder at risk of heart disease
  3. April 12, 2010 - Childhood obesity linked to stiff arteries - also here
  4. April 12, 2010 - Women who eat foods with high glycemic index may be at greater risk for heart disease - also here
  5. April 12, 2010 - 'High GI' carbohydrates increase women's heart risk
  6. April 12, 2010 - High glycemic diet may raise female heart risk: study
  7. April 13, 2010 - Study compares bypass surgery to angioplasty
  8. April 13, 2010 - Smoking may counteract benefit of moderate drinking on stroke risk - also here
  9. April 13, 2010 - Heart protects itself from fat
  10. April 13, 2010 - Alcohol 'only protects non-smokers against stroke'
  11. April 13, 2010 - Subbing 'bad' carbs for 'bad' fats ups heart risk
  12. April 15, 2010 - Diet high in B vitamins lowers heart risks in Japanese study - also here
  13. April 16, 2010 - Peptides Can Repair Damaged Heart Tissue
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Scientists solve mystery of fragile stem cells - also here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Stem cell scientists explore treatments for blood disorders and lung diseases
  3. April 12, 2010 - How can you heal a broken heart? - also here
  4. April 12, 2010 - Using Stem Cells to Study Alcohol Dependence
  5. April 12, 2010 - Study: Human stem cell survival keys discovered
  6. April 12, 2010 - Mapping human stem cells' mutant DNA
  7. April 16, 2010 - Scientists Track Variant of Gene-Regulating Protein in Embryonic Stem Cells
  8. April 18, 2010 - Cellular Channel May Open Doors to Skin Conditions, Hair Growth
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Scientists discover 'smart' insulin molecule - also here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Novel artificial pancreas successfully controls blood sugar more than 24 hours - also here
  3. April 14, 2010 - Researchers identify potential target for treatment of obesity-related diseases - also here
  4. April 14, 2010 - Artificial pancreas works in 11 patients: study - also here
  5. April 15, 2010 - Research offers promise for diabetics
  6. April 15, 2010 - An artificial pancreas just a few years away
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Study identifies food combination associated with reduced Alzheimer's disease risk - also here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Targeting the blood-brain barrier may delay progression of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  3. April 12, 2010 - Individuals with Alzheimer's disease may lose muscle mass - also here
  4. April 12, 2010 - Diets may determine dementia risk
  5. April 12, 2010 - Diet can sharply cut Alzheimer's risk: study
  6. April 13, 2010 - Diet cuts Alzheimer's risk: study
  7. April 13, 2010 - Investigational immune intervention slows brain shrinkage in Alzheimer's patients - also here
  8. April 13, 2010 - Study tracks 'traffic jams' on brain-cell highways
  9. April 13, 2010 - Baxter Alzheimer's treatment shows early promise
  10. April 14, 2010 - New gene associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  11. April 14, 2010 - University of Miami researchers ID Alzheimer's risk gene
  12. April 14, 2010 - U.S. team discovers new Alzheimer's risk gene
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Ultrasensitive imaging method uses gold-silver 'nanocages' - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Scientists discover compound that kills lymphoma cells - also here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Immune sensors suppress colitis-associated cancer - also here
  3. April 12, 2010 - 4.5 million grant for study of yoga and cancer
  4. April 12, 2010 - Small molecule targets B cell lymphoma
  5. April 12, 2010 - Perioperative chemoradiotherapy in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
  6. April 12, 2010 - Adolescent drinking adds to risk of breast disease, breast cancer - also here
  7. April 12, 2010 - Factors increasing the risk of atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia - also here
  8. April 12, 2010 - Antibody offers new hope against ovarian cancer
  9. April 12, 2010 - New form of endoscopic scanning improves detection of precancerous condition - also here
  10. April 12, 2010 - Study offers first clinical evidence of anti-cancer drug triggering viral infection - also here
  11. April 12, 2010 - Antifungal medicine shown to slow tumor growth in mice study
  12. April 12, 2010 - Quick Nano-Bio-Chip Checks for Oral Cancer
  13. April 12, 2010 - Cheap antifungal drug may fight cancer: study - also here
  14. April 12, 2010 - Teen drinking tied to breast disease
  15. April 12, 2010 - Molecular Insight mid-stage cancer drug trial positive
  16. April 13, 2010 - 'Vicious circle' offers new acute leukemia treatment target - also here
  17. April 13, 2010 - Researchers found breast cancer survival gene
  18. April 13, 2010 - Eating veggies protects some more than others
  19. April 14, 2010 - Anti-cancer Agent Stops Metastasis in its Tracks
  20. April 14, 2010 - Why cancer drugs lose their power: Platinum-based cancer drugs destroy tumor cells by binding to DNA strands - also here
  21. April 14, 2010 - New targeted therapy effective in treating advanced prostate cancer - also here
  22. April 14, 2010 - UC to Test New Targeted Treatment for Prostate Cancer - also here
  23. April 14, 2010 - Old drug with a new purpose may offer hope for children with neuroblastoma
  24. April 14, 2010 - New marker to identify severe breast cancer cases found - also here
  25. April 14, 2010 - New procedure aims to save vision of children with eye cancer - also here
  26. April 14, 2010 - Childhood body size affects future breast cancer chances - also here
  27. April 15, 2010 - Molecular discovery points to new therapies for brain tumors - also here
  28. April 15, 2010 - Researchers discover new molecular subtype of brain cancer
  29. April 15, 2010 - Deadly breast cancer had 50 mutations, study finds - also here
  30. April 16, 2010 - Genetic signatures provide new direction in liver cancer - also here
  31. April 17, 2010 - Advances in Kidney Cancer Management
  32. April 17, 2010 - Kidney Cancer: Conservative Surgery Not Inferior to Nephrectomy, Study Suggests
  33. April 17, 2010 - Mass Screening for Prostate Cancer in Europe Still Not Recommended
  34. April 18, 2010 - Vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce breast cancer risk - also here
  35. April 18, 2010 - Routine breast cancer biopsy might predict lymph node cancer spread - also here
  36. April 18, 2010 - Fundamental Causes of Colorectal Cancer Outcomes
  37. April 18, 2010 - Chip may detect spreading cancer cells in blood - also here
  38. April 18, 2010 - Test predicts effects of Amgen cancer drug - also here
  39. April 18, 2010 - Testing lung tumors tailors chemotherapy - also here
  40. April 18, 2010 - Lung cancer drug response tied to tumor type-study
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Scientists find key to gene that promotes cancer metastasis - also here
  2. April 12, 2010 - Fight-or-flight hormones help tumor cells escape to spread - also here
  3. April 12, 2010 - Cell signals shed light on breast cancer
  4. April 13, 2010 - Does Stress Feed Cancer?
  5. April 13, 2010 - Scientists discover how a tumor suppressor induces senescence and staves off cancer - also here
  6. April 13, 2010 - Brain cancer: Study focuses on forgotten cells - also here
  7. April 14, 2010 - Decoding tumor genomes reveals clues to spread of deadly breast cancer - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice - also here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Aerosols: New Tool Against Tuberculosis?
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. April 12, 2010 - Hepatitis C virus interference via hepcidin synthesis - also here
  2. April 14, 2010 - InterMune gives promising mid-stage data on hep C drug
  3. April 16, 2010 - G1 HCV patients who achieve an early viral response can be successfully treated within 6 months - also here
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Diet alone will not likely lead to significant weight loss - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - New drug design technique could dramatically speed discovery process - also here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Drug discovery, Netflix style?
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - New pathway involved in rheumatoid arthritis identified - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women
  2. April 15, 2010 - Monocyte turnover predicts speed and severity of AIDS and onset of brain disease - also here
Background


Hepatitis A

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Hepatitis A Virus: Recent Advances for Improving Treatment Strategies
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Study shows wild birds could spread avian flu
  2. April 14, 2010 - Two sick with bird flu in Vietnam, 11 undergo tests
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 13, 2010 - Novartis moves closer to first oral MS treatment - also here, here
  2. April 14, 2010 - Statins may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, new study finds - also here
  3. April 14, 2010 - Multiple Sclerosis: Teriflunomide Appears Safe and Effective as Part of Combination Therapy, Study Suggests
  4. April 14, 2010 - Genzyme sees MS drug topping efficacy league
  5. April 15, 2010 - Study doubts role for virus in multiple sclerosis
Background


Large intervening noncoding RNA and cancer

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - A New Culprit in Cancer's Spread
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. April 14, 2010 - 2-drug combo twice as effective for Crohn's disease remission - also here
  2. April 16, 2010 - Stress may be a trigger of bowel disease symptoms
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - Antibody selection method could mean better drugs
Background


FIH and tolerance of high-fat diet

References:
  1. April 15, 2010 - High-altitude metabolism lets mice stay slim and healthy on a high-fat diet - also here
  2. April 16, 2010 - Defect keeps mice thin no matter how much they eat
Background


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