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Volume 9, Number 19
May 10, 2010


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

M81's halo
Galaxy clusters and large-scale structure
Networks
Quark masses
Tests of relativity
Global warming
Enceladus
Dark matter
Milky Way formation
Star-forming regions
James Webb Space Telescope
Hydrocarbons on Titan
Earth's magnetic field
Earthquakes
Large Hadron Collider
Herschel Space Observatory
Formation of massive stars
High-velocity star
Supermassive black hole ejection
Protoplanetary disks
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

Technology

Nanophotonics
Nanolasers
Molecular computing
Quantum computing
Ion space propulsion
Linac Coherent Light Source
Video conferencing
Terahertz technology
Plasmonic technology for high-density data storage
Photovoltaics
Laser interference lithography
Computer vision
Fuel cells
Hydrogen production

Life sciences

Archaea
Purple bacteria
Sexual selection
Enhanced stem cell pluripotency
Polycomb proteins
Systems biology
Replicating and trapping DNA
Control of T cell proliferation
RNA splicing code
Bacterial cooperation
Neanderthals
Peptide bi-layer membranes
Chromosomes and cohesins
Argonautes and microRNA generation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Distribution of cellular proteins
Bacterial spores
COX-2, prostaglandins, and brown adipose tissue
Arrestin and longevity
Peroxisomes and immunity
Speciation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Stress, glucocorticoids, and cannabinoids
Brain-imaging studies
Imitation
IL-4, inflammation, and learning
Embryonic brain development
Antidepressant effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Chimpanzee tool use
Language-processing brain areas
Odor classification
Differences in effects of alcohol and nicotine on the nucleus accumbens
Game theory and moral behavior
Alcohol dependency
Histone acetylation and learning ability
Dendritic trees
Persistent neuronal stem cells
Synaptotagmin1 and synapse activation
Working memory
Glial cells and the retina

Health and medicine

Cancer stem cells
Lupus
Autoimmune disease
Inflammatory disease
Glucocorticoids and tissue repair
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Avian flu
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotics
Inflammatory bowel disease
MicroRNA and cancer
Antioxidants and stem cell damage
Cancer biology
Personality and longevity
Inadequate sleep and excess mortality
Diabetes
Serotonin and irritable bowel syndrome
Nanobiotechnology
Hepatitis C
AIDS
Metabolic syndrome
Multiple sclerosis
Vaccines
Antibiotic resistance
SiRNA cancer therapies
Hepatitis B
Dementia
Malaria
Stem cells
Rheumatoid arthritis



Physical sciences


M81's halo

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - A New Take on M81's Halo
  2. May 10, 2010 - Cosmic Halo May Help Explain Variety Among Galaxies
Background


Galaxy clusters and large-scale structure

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Nearby 'hot spot' gives clues to growth of galaxy clusters
  2. May 5, 2010 - A cluster and a sea of galaxies - also here, here
  3. May 5, 2010 - Thousands of Distant Galaxies Revealed in New Photo
Background, Background


Networks

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don't - also here, here
  2. May 4, 2010 - Regulation and evolution in bacteria and Linux
  3. May 5, 2010 - Linux vs. Genome in Network Challenge
Background


Quark masses

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Masses of common quarks are revealed - also here
Background


Tests of relativity

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Proposed test of weak equivalence principle could be most accurate yet
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - CO2 effects on plants increases global warming - also here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Researchers outline strategy to limit global warming - also here
  3. May 3, 2010 - Scientists Outline Strategy to Limit Global Warming
  4. May 4, 2010 - Researchers find future temperatures could exceed livable limits - also here
  5. May 4, 2010 - Trees tell of shifting world
  6. May 4, 2010 - Super-typhoon global frequency could increase tenfold by 2100: Japanese researchers
  7. May 4, 2010 - New Atlas Underlines Significant Role of Northern Soils in Climate Change
  8. May 5, 2010 - Sensitive side
  9. May 5, 2010 - Stream water study detects thawing permafrost - also here, here, here
  10. May 6, 2010 - Sheffield experts prove British summer is advancing - also here, here, here
  11. May 7, 2010 - Researchers Work to Better Understand How Soot Emissions Impact Global Warming
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Cassini Returning Enceladus Gravity Data - also here, here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Secrets of Saturn Moon's Interior Probed by Cassini Spacecraft
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Particle Detector Shows Promise, if Nothing Else
  2. May 5, 2010 - Early Results from Large Dark Matter Detector Cast Doubt on Earlier Claims
  3. May 6, 2010 - Dark matter 'no result' comes under fire
  4. May 6, 2010 - Highly Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Disproves Earlier Findings
  5. May 10, 2010 - Search for Dark Matter Still Empty-Handed, Scientists Say
Background


Milky Way formation

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - New Hubble pictures suggest Milky Way fell together
Background, Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Stellar Nursery in the Rosette Nebula
  2. May 6, 2010 - Frigid Cloud in Deep Space Gets Its Temperature Taken
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Camera Begins Next Leg on Journey to Space
  2. May 4, 2010 - Webb telescope passes key mission design review milestone
Background


Hydrocarbons on Titan

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - NASA: Titan's lake revealed by reflection
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - African rocks record ancient magnetic field
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Aseismic slip as a barrier to earthquake propagation - also here, here, here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Peruvian Tectonic Plates Move by Earthquakes and Non-Seismic Slip
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Big Bang machine scientists look to exotic findings - also here
Background


Herschel Space Observatory

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Herschel's Cold, Wonderful Universe
  2. May 6, 2010 - Herschel reveals the hidden side of star birth - also here, here, here, here
  3. May 6, 2010 - Herschel telescope shows galactic star formation is slowing
  4. May 7, 2010 - Herschel sheds light on star and galaxy formation
  5. May 7, 2010 - Herschel paints the cosmic landscape
  6. May 7, 2010 - Herschel shows star formation is slowing
Background, Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Herschel unveils rare massive stars in the act of forming
  2. May 6, 2010 - Birth of 'Impossible' Star Seen by European Space Telescope
  3. May 6, 2010 - Herschel space telescope pierces giant star bubble
Background


High-velocity star

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Fast-moving star is a really big loser
  2. May 11, 2010 - Hubble Deciphers Misfit Star Mystery
  3. May 11, 2010 - Hubble Telescope Catches Superfast Runaway Star
  4. May 11, 2010 - Red-Hot Runaway Star
  5. May 11, 2010 - Hubble Catches Heavyweight Runaway Star Speeding from 30 Doradus - also here, here
  6. May 11, 2010 - Runaway Star Flees Birthplace at Breakneck Speed
Background


Supermassive black hole ejection

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Mystery Space Object May Be Ejected Black Hole
  2. May 11, 2010 - Supermassive black hole is thrown out of galaxy - also here
  3. May 11, 2010 - Astronomers Find Recoiling Supermassive Black Hole
  4. May 11, 2010 - Monster Black Hole Flung Out of Galaxy
  5. May 11, 2010 - Monster black hole ejected from host galaxy
  6. May 11, 2010 - Supermassive black hole ejected from distant galaxy at high speed
  7. May 12, 2010 - Black hole 'hurled out of galaxy'
  8. May 14, 2010 - Super massive black hole given the boot

Protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. May 9, 2010 - Seeing Into the Heart of Planetary Systems
Background


Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

References:
  1. May 9, 2010 - Largest scientific instrument ever built to prove Einstein's theory of general relativity
Background



Technology


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - An Optical Traffic Cop for Rapid Communication - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Nanolasers

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Engineers Demo Smallest Room Temperature Laser
Background


Molecular computing

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Densest dice packing and computing with molecules
  2. May 6, 2010 - Molecular Computations: Single Molecule Can Calculate Thousands of Times Faster Than a PC
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates
  2. May 5, 2010 - New Amplifier Pushes the Boundary of Quantum Physics
  3. May 6, 2010 - Trapping giant Rydberg atoms for faster quantum computers - also here, here, here, here
Background


Ion space propulsion

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - How Capt. Kirk Changed the World
  2. May 5, 2010 - Plasma rocket to shorten space voyages
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - First X-ray laser's early success brings approval for next-phase facility
Background, Background


Video conferencing

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Skype to unveil group video chat function - also here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - New 'metamaterial' device may lead to see-through cameras and scanners - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - X-Ray Vision, Without the Radiation
Background, Background


Plasmonic technology for high-density data storage

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - New hard drive write method packs in one terabit per inch
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Silicon nanohole solar cells aim to make photovoltaics cost-competitive
Background


Laser interference lithography

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Fab new laser nano-fabrication technology
Background


Computer vision

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Object recognition system breaks images into ever smaller parts
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - New catalyst could move fuel cell technology closer to mainstream
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Cobalt catalysts for simple water splitting
Background



Life sciences


Archaea

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Weird, ultra-small microbes turn up in acidic mine drainage - also here
  2. May 5, 2010 - Tiny microbes with an ultra-tiny genome found; some impaled
  3. May 6, 2010 - Earth's Asphalt Lakes Hint at Possibility of Life on Titan
Background


Purple bacteria

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Researcher examines light harvesting properties of purple bacteria - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Plumage-color traits more extreme over time - also here
Background


Enhanced stem cell pluripotency

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Scientists create human embryonic stem cells with enhanced pluripotency - also here
Background


Polycomb proteins

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Scientists identify new regulatory protein complex with unexpected behavior - also here
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Researchers Discover New Technology for Controlling Proteins
Background


Replicating and trapping DNA

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Replicating and trapping DNA
Background


Control of T cell proliferation

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Study finds key protein controls T-cell proliferation - also here
Background, Background, Background


RNA splicing code

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - The code within the code
  2. May 5, 2010 - Researchers crack 'splicing code,' solve a mystery underlying biological complexity - also here
Background, Background, Background


Bacterial cooperation

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Bacteria band together to beat the system
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - European and Asian genomes have traces of Neanderthal
  2. May 6, 2010 - Neandertal genome yields evidence of interbreeding with humans
  3. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthal Genome Shows Most Humans Are Cavemen
  4. May 6, 2010 - Genome hints humans, Neanderthals rolled in prehistoric hay
  5. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthals, Humans Interbred—First Solid DNA Evidence
  6. May 6, 2010 - Complete Neanderthal genome yields insights into human evolution and evidence of interbreeding - also here, here
  7. May 6, 2010 - Neandertal Genome Sequence Published in Science
  8. May 6, 2010 - Complete Neanderthal Genome Sequenced: DNA Signatures Found in Present-Day Europeans and Asians, but Not in Africans
  9. May 6, 2010 - Neandertals 'Hardly Differed at All' from Modern Humans
  10. May 6, 2010 - Neandertal Genome Study Reveals That We Have a Little Caveman in Us
  11. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthal genes 'survive in us'
  12. May 6, 2010 - Their mates were real Neanderthals
  13. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthals live on in some of us: DNA study
  14. May 6, 2010 - Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans
  15. May 6, 2010 - Early Humans Dug Neanderthals
  16. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthals, Humans Interbred, DNA Proves
  17. May 6, 2010 - Human-Neanderthal Mating Left Its Mark in the Human Genome
  18. May 6, 2010 - Neanderthals live on in DNA of humans
  19. May 6, 2010 - Skull Caps and Genomes
  20. May 6, 2010 - Breaking: there's a little bit of Neandertal in all of us
  21. May 7, 2010 - Neanderthal genes found in some modern humans
  22. May 7, 2010 - You're a Neanderthal: Genes Say Yes, a Little Bit - also here
  23. May 7, 2010 - Neanderthal genome shines light on human evolution
  24. May 7, 2010 - Humans interbred with Neanderthals: analysis
  25. May 11, 2010 - To mate, or not to mate: The Neanderthal question
  26. May 12, 2010 - Ancient DNA set to rewrite human history
Background


Peptide bi-layer membranes

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Peptides may hold 'missing link' to life - also here, here, here
Background


Chromosomes and cohesins

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Chromosome 'glue' surprises scientists - also here
Background, Background


Argonautes and microRNA generation

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Scientists Discover New Molecular Scissors That Cut the Tiniest Genes
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Same disease, different stem cell models - also here
Background


Distribution of cellular proteins

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Transportation Governed by Simple Rules: Scientists Unlock the Secret of How Cells Maintain the Spatial Distribution of Proteins
Background


Bacterial spores

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Biologists discover an extra layer of protection for bacterial spores - also here, here, here
Background


COX-2, prostaglandins, and brown adipose tissue

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Study finds what makes calorie-burning "brown fat"
  2. May 7, 2010 - Slimming aid from the cell laboratory? - also here
  3. May 12, 2010 - Scientists Trick Mice's Fat Into Burning Calories; Weight Drops 20
Background


Arrestin and longevity

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Scientists identify a new protein involved in longevity - also here
  2. May 9, 2010 - Longevity Protein Discovered
Background


Peroxisomes and immunity

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Mild-mannered metabolic helper rushes to fight invading viruses, researchers report - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Paper set to open door to new phase of evolutionary biology
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Stress, glucocorticoids, and cannabinoids

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Receptors triggered by pot may lessen hit from chronic stress
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Sensitive Persons' Perception Moderates Responses Based On Culture
  2. May 4, 2010 - Problem gamblers provoked by 'near misses' to gamble more - also here
  3. May 4, 2010 - The art of mindreading -- empathy or rational inference? - also here
  4. May 4, 2010 - Lie-Detection Brain Scan Could Be Used in Court for First Time
  5. May 10, 2010 - Gamblers' Brains See 'Near Misses' as Wins
Background


Imitation

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Copycat behavior in children is universal and may help promote human culture
  2. May 6, 2010 - Kids Overimitate Adults, Regardless of Culture
Background


IL-4, inflammation, and learning

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - T cell protein boosts learning - also here
Background, Background


Embryonic brain development

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Scientists alter developing brain to resemble that of another species - also here, here, here
Background


Antidepressant effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Magnetic stimulation scores modest success as antidepressant - also here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Magnetic brain stimulation fights depression - also here
Background


Post-traumatic stress disorder

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Study sheds light on the biological roots of post-traumatic stress disorder - also here
Background, Background


Chimpanzee tool use

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Chimpanzee tool use is no monkey business
  2. May 5, 2010 - Chimpanzees use sex tools
Background


Language-processing brain areas

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - New analysis reveals clearer picture of brain's language areas - also here
Background, Background


Odor classification

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Odors classified by networks of neurons - also here
Background


Differences in effects of alcohol and nicotine on the nucleus accumbens

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Investigating separate and joint effects of alcohol and tobacco on the nucleus accumbens - also here
Background


Game theory and moral behavior

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Physicists study how moral behaviour evolved
  2. May 6, 2010 - Statistical Physics Offers Insight Into Moral Behavior
  3. May 11, 2010 - Moralists have the last laugh
Background, Background


Alcohol dependency

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - New Insight Into How Alcohol Affects Brain Function
Background


Histone acetylation and learning ability

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - A Molecular Signature of Cognitive Decline
  2. May 6, 2010 - Genetic switch makes old mice forgetful - also here
  3. May 6, 2010 - Epigenetic change ups dementia?
  4. May 6, 2010 - Science closing in on mystery of age-related memory loss - also here
  5. May 6, 2010 - Scientists find clues in search for dementia drugs - also here
  6. May 7, 2010 - A molecular warning sign of dementia?
Background, Background, Background


Dendritic trees

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Clues to neuronal health found in tree-like nerve cell structures - also here
Background


Persistent neuronal stem cells

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - New nerve cells -- even in old age - also here
Background, Background


Synaptotagmin1 and synapse activation

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Brain's master switch verified - also here
Background


Working memory

References:
  1. May 7, 2010 - Human Working Memory Is Based on Dynamic Interaction Networks in the Brain
Background


Glial cells and the retina

References:
  1. May 9, 2010 - New info about how cells in the eye help guide light into the retina
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells - also here
  2. May 5, 2010 - Cancer researchers link ovarian hormone to breast stem cells growth - also here
Background, Background


Lupus

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Rescue NET for lupus patients - also here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Discovery prompts new theory on cause of autoimmune diseases - also here
  2. May 4, 2010 - Important control mechanism behind autoimmune diseases discovered - also here
Background


Inflammatory disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Purple periwinkles battle inflammatory diseases - also here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Scientists ID potential protein trigger in lung disease sarcoidosis
  3. May 4, 2010 - Discovery of key regulatory factor may offer new treatment target for allergic diseases
Background


Glucocorticoids and tissue repair

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Common steroid medications hold promise for tissue repair
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Breast MRI could reduce local breast cancer recurrence rates, study suggests - also here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Indeterminate breast lesions found in high-risk patients should be evaluated aggressively to exclude malignancy - also here
  3. May 3, 2010 - Quality-of-life testing may predict malignancy and survival in patients with pancreatic disease - also here
  4. May 3, 2010 - Breast cancer staging should include breast MRI, study suggests - also here
  5. May 3, 2010 - Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers - also here
  6. May 3, 2010 - Pancreatic Cancer: Minimally Invasive Treatments and Possible Links to GI Diseases
  7. May 3, 2010 - Conquering a Severe Complication of Celiac Disease
  8. May 3, 2010 - German report casts doubt over Roche's Avastin -paper
  9. May 4, 2010 - Deadly Carcinogen Unraveled
  10. May 4, 2010 - Researchers find melanoma not caused by early UVA light exposure - also here
  11. May 4, 2010 - Flaxseed-fed chickens shed light on ovarian cancer - also here, here, here
  12. May 4, 2010 - Building mathematical models for cancer treatments
  13. May 4, 2010 - Viruses against cancer - also here
  14. May 4, 2010 - Mayo Clinic researcher details next-era advances in use of scopes for cancer detection
  15. May 4, 2010 - Chemotherapy after gastric cancer surgery appears to provide survival benefit
  16. May 4, 2010 - Study examines incidence of gastric cancer - also here
  17. May 4, 2010 - Investigators Examine Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods Among Diverse Populations
  18. May 4, 2010 - Researcher Details Next-Era Advances in Use of Scopes for Cancer Detection
  19. May 4, 2010 - Stool DNA Testing Could Play Expanded Role in Colon Cancer Prevention
  20. May 4, 2010 - Does working nights cause breast cancer? - also here
  21. May 4, 2010 - Mammograms catch few cancers in young women: study
  22. May 4, 2010 - Small study of Glaxo "red wine" drug suspended
  23. May 4, 2010 - Study: Stomach cancer up in young, white adults - also here
  24. May 5, 2010 - FDG-PET/CT plays a definite role in detecting colorectal cancer recurrences - also here
  25. May 5, 2010 - Research identifies patterns of CD24, a novel biomarker for non-small cell lung carcinomas - also here
  26. May 5, 2010 - Mammograms before 40: Few cancers, many callbacks - also here
  27. May 6, 2010 - Breast cancer metastasis increases after estrogen and progestin hormone therapies, study finds - also here
  28. May 6, 2010 - Whole body MRI is highly accurate in the early detection of breast cancer metastases - also here
  29. May 6, 2010 - Genome breakthrough allows scientists to identify and profile tumor cells from very small samples - also here
  30. May 6, 2010 - Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could lead to acute myeloid leukemia in children - also here
  31. May 6, 2010 - Milk and risk of renal cell cancer: Genetic research sheds new light - also here
  32. May 6, 2010 - Potential new drug target to combat Kaposi's sarcoma - also here
  33. May 6, 2010 - Simple gene test identifies clinically important subtypes of breast cancer - also here
  34. May 6, 2010 - Estrogen receptor status of HER2+ breast cancer correlates with response to anti-HER therapies - also here
  35. May 6, 2010 - Survival in metastatic breast cancer directly linked to circulating tumor cells - also here
  36. May 6, 2010 - Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma 12 years after the initial diagnosis - also here
  37. May 6, 2010 - Doctors Underestimate Environment as Cause for Cancer
  38. May 6, 2010 - Toxins causing 'grievous harm,' cancer panel says
  39. May 6, 2010 - Americans "bombarded" with cancer sources: report
  40. May 6, 2010 - MRI scans accurately spot spread of cancer: study
  41. May 6, 2010 - Alcohol in pregnancy may boost child's leukemia risk
  42. May 7, 2010 - Coffee and soft drinks have little or no association with colon cancer risk, study says - also here
  43. May 7, 2010 - Fluorescent probe for oral cancer
  44. May 7, 2010 - Drug now used to treat erectile dysfuncton may enhance delivery of herceptin to certain brain tumors - also here
  45. May 7, 2010 - New contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging of tumors
  46. May 7, 2010 - Fatty acid to enhance anticancer drug - also here
  47. May 7, 2010 - Nuclear Matrix Proteins Contribute to Differentiation of Gastric Cancer Cells
  48. May 7, 2010 - Potential Therapeutic Target for Colon Cancer
  49. May 7, 2010 - Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori-Negative Gastric MALT Lymphoma
  50. May 7, 2010 - Contrast-Enhanced Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography for Differentiating Focal Liver Lesions
  51. May 7, 2010 - Coffee and sodas not tied to colon cancer
  52. May 7, 2010 - Bayer's contested cancer drug enters Phase III
  53. May 9, 2010 - Suppressing activity of common intestinal bacteria reduces tumor growth - also here
  54. May 9, 2010 - Breast cancer gene clue discovery
  55. May 9, 2010 - Scientists find new gene links to breast cancer
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Despite tests, high blood pressure hard to recognize in children - also here
  2. May 3, 2010 - New publication focuses on molecular imaging and cardiovascular conditions
  3. May 3, 2010 - Researchers Isolate Microalgal Strain That Could Reduce Cholesterol
  4. May 3, 2010 - Takeda blood pressure drug tops rivals in studies - also here
  5. May 4, 2010 - Your arteries may be suffering insulin resistance, too - also here
  6. May 4, 2010 - Pneumonia vaccine does not protect against heart attacks or strokes
  7. May 4, 2010 - Receiving Vaccine for Pneumonia by Men Not Associated With Reduced Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
  8. May 4, 2010 - Qnexa weight loss drug lowers blood pressure: study - also here, here
  9. May 5, 2010 - High-pressure jobs boost young women's heart disease risk - also here
  10. May 5, 2010 - Engineers to improve test for cardiovascular disease - also here
  11. May 5, 2010 - Study finds everolimus-eluting stent safer, more effective than paclitaxel-eluting stent - also here
  12. May 5, 2010 - Evidence for Health Potential of Wheat Aleurone as Part of Ready-to-Eat Cereals and Bread
  13. May 5, 2010 - Work stress can raise women's heart disease risk
  14. May 5, 2010 - Light drinking after heart attack may have benefits
  15. May 5, 2010 - Bypass, stents equally safe five years on: study
  16. May 6, 2010 - New atherosclerosis vaccine gives promising results - also here
  17. May 6, 2010 - Study asks 'Is dark chocolate good for you?'
  18. May 6, 2010 - New blood fat heart disease link
  19. May 7, 2010 - Heart Attack Risk Doubles After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
  20. May 7, 2010 - Doctors 'cause blood pressure to rise'
  21. May 7, 2010 - Couple of coffees may help some heart patients
  22. May 9, 2010 - Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Bird flu kills Indonesian girl: hospital
  2. May 3, 2010 - Indonesia girl dies from bird flu, 3 undergo tests
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Male obesity linked to low testosterone levels, study shows - also here, here, here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Study Documents Geographic Variation in Childhood Obesity
  3. May 4, 2010 - U.S. childhood obesity rate continues to rise
  4. May 4, 2010 - Less sleep may add up to more pounds in adolescents - also here
  5. May 4, 2010 - Physical activity reduces the effect of the obesity gene in adolescents
  6. May 4, 2010 - Snoring Incidence Triples in Obese Children, Study Finds
  7. May 5, 2010 - Study Shows Trend of Increasing Obesity in Pregnant Moms Contributing to Higher Body Fat in Newborns
  8. May 6, 2010 - Obesity epidemic may be flattening out - but no time for complacency say experts
  9. May 6, 2010 - Researchers find link between methane productions and obesity - also here
  10. May 6, 2010 - Lose weight fast for lasting results, suggests new study - also here
  11. May 6, 2010 - Social context may be a better indicator of obesity disparities than race - also here
  12. May 11, 2010 - Childhood Obesity Shows Signs of Tapering, but It Remains a Public Health Problem
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Transgenic mouse mimics Parkinson's earliest symptoms - also here
  2. May 9, 2010 - Pramipexole shows promise for treating depression in patients with Parkinson's disease
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Thuricin CD tested as specific antibiotic for Clostridium difficile - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - New Treatments, Diagnoses for Women and Children With Gastrointestinal Disorders
  2. May 3, 2010 - The Effect of Dietary Supplements, Acids and Animal Protein on Gastrointestinal Disorders
  3. May 4, 2010 - New Drug Treatments Hold Promise for Crohn's Disease and Hepatitis C Patients
  4. May 5, 2010 - Osiris to resume enrollment in Crohn's drug study
  5. May 6, 2010 - Young people with inflammatory bowel diseases are at increased risk of fracture - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - Cancer Cells Show Rewired, Fragmented microRNA Networks
Background, Background


Antioxidants and stem cell damage

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - High doses of antioxidant supplements induce stem cell genetic abnormalities - also here
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Key mechanism identified in metastatic breast cancer - also here
Background


Personality and longevity

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - A ripe old age
Background


Inadequate sleep and excess mortality

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Short sleep increases risk of death and over-long sleep can indicate serious illness - also here, here, here
  2. May 4, 2010 - Lack of sleep 'linked to early death'
  3. May 9, 2010 - Lack of sleep linked to early death: study - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Popular diabetes drug works differently than thought - also here
  2. May 4, 2010 - Definitive diabetes indicator deceptively high in African-American children - also here
  3. May 4, 2010 - New culprit in muscle defects, insulin resistance that come with age - also here
  4. May 5, 2010 - One sleepless night can induce insulin resistance in healthy people - also here
  5. May 5, 2010 - Both parents' race may affect gestational diabetes risk
  6. May 5, 2010 - Bad night's sleep can hamper body's insulin use
  7. May 6, 2010 - Bad sleep can hamper body's insulin use
  8. May 7, 2010 - Researchers develop agents that keep insulin working longer - also here
Background


Serotonin and irritable bowel syndrome

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - New genetic candidates for irritable bowel syndrome discovered
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Informatics Moves Into Nanomedicine
  2. May 7, 2010 - A new gold standard: Using gold to eliminate cancerous tumors
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 4, 2010 - Pharmasset hep C drug shows efficacy in mid-stage trial
  2. May 5, 2010 - Combination of direct antivirals may be key to curing hepatitis C - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Well-trained immune cells keep HIV in check
  2. May 5, 2010 - Undereducated immune cells get aggressive with HIV
  3. May 5, 2010 - Math explains HIV immunity
  4. May 5, 2010 - New insights into the mystery of natural HIV immunity - also here
  5. May 5, 2010 - New hope for HIV vaccine efforts
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Rye and barley products facilitate blood glucose and appetite regulation - also here
Background, Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Bone-marrow stem cells in MS show promise - also here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Prescription drug could boost effects of vaccines for HIV and other diseases - also here
  2. May 5, 2010 - New inhalable measles vaccine may lead to vaccines for other diseases - also here
  3. May 6, 2010 - Study may lead to improved flu vaccines
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Evidence of increasing antibiotic resistance of soil microbes
Background


SiRNA cancer therapies

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Multistage nanovector system provides sustained delivery of siRNA cancer therapeutic in mice - also here
Background, Background, Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Some patients with hepatitis B faring better after liver transplant - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - Spouses of dementia sufferers have a 6-fold increased risk of dementia onset
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 5, 2010 - How the parasite responsible for severe forms of malaria can resist a major antimalarial agent - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Endometrial stem cells could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease
  2. May 6, 2010 - Endometrial stem cells restore brain dopamine levels - also here
  3. May 6, 2010 - Stem cells: In search of a master controller - also here
  4. May 6, 2010 - Muscle stem cells captured on video
  5. May 6, 2010 - Pluripotent and differentiated human cells reside in decidedly different epigenomic landscapes - also here
  6. May 6, 2010 - Stem cells from uterus treat Parkinsons in mice - also here
  7. May 7, 2010 - Transplanted Adult Stem Cells Provide Lasting Help to Injured Hearts
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. May 6, 2010 - Incyte arthritis drug shows promise, triggers milestone
  2. May 9, 2010 - New mutant genes linked to rheumatoid arthritis
Background


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