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Volume 9, Number 21
May 24, 2010


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

Global warming
Gravity-induced vacuum dominance
Late Devonian mass extinction
Herschel Space Observatory
James Webb Space Telescope
Large Hadron Collider
Matter-antimatter asymmetry
White dwarfs
Supernovae
Earth's mantle
Solar Dynamics Observatory
Star formation in M83
Binary star formation
Extrasolar planets
Protoplanetary disks
Gravitational waves
Early mature elliptical galaxy
Solar flares
Galaxy clustering
Black holes

Technology

Superconductivity
Solar sails
Artificial intelligence
Bionics
Quantum teleportation
Quantum dots
Graphene
Nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
DNA sequencing
Compound semiconductor manufacture
Quantum cryptography
Quantum commuinications
Quantum dot lasers

Life sciences

Stromatolites
Bacterial phylogenetic trees
Adipocyte maturation
Survival of viruses
Deception and antelope mating strategies
RNA transcripts
MicroRNA
Hammerhead shark evolution
Pathogenicity of Staphylococcus
Bacterial gene sharing
Synthetic biology
Immune cell movement
Toxoplasma parasites
Synthetic antibodies
Human microbiome
Coordinated behavior of amoebae
Homo gautengensis
DNA unfolding
Evolutionary effect of sRNA mutations in Myxococcus xanthus
Food intake regulation
Cellular protein synthesis
Motor proteins
Protein evolution

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

MicroRNA in the retina
Dopamine, creativity, and mental health
Neural learning circuits in birds and mammals
Aging and memory preservation
Mental and physical health, stress, and dopamine
Alcohol use disorders and dopamine
Reprogramming astroglia into neurons
Brain-imaging studies
Cooperative behavior
Autism
Bipolar disorder
Fast recognition of familiar sounds

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Cardiovascular disease
AIDS
Processed meat, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
Cancer
Cancer biology
Cancer stem cells
Diabetes
Stem cells
Antibiotic resistance
Disease genetics
Anti-aging supplements
Arterial cholesterol and inflammation
Tuberculosis
Malaria
Prions
Parkinson's disease
Gene therapy
Inflammatory bowel disease
Drug design
Susceptibility to infectious disease
Aging as a disease
Antibiotics
Rheumatoid arthritis
Obesity
Nanobiotechnology
Dementia
Drug delivery
Psoriasis



Physical sciences


Global warming

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - NOAA: Warmest April Global Temperature on Record - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - 2010: Warmest year on record
  3. May 18, 2010 - Greenland rapidly rising as ice melt continues - also here
  4. May 18, 2010 - Warmest April on record, climate agency reports - also here
  5. May 19, 2010 - Three Academy Reports Urge Climate Action
  6. May 19, 2010 - Oceans warmed in recent decades
  7. May 19, 2010 - Ocean Stored Significant Warming Over Last 16 Years: Research - also here
  8. May 19, 2010 - Strong Evidence on Climate Change Underscores Need for Actions to Reduce Emissions and Begin Adapting to Impacts, Report Finds
  9. May 19, 2010 - Records reveal robust ocean warming
  10. May 20, 2010 - Figuring out how fast the ocean is warming
  11. May 20, 2010 - Oceans Smaller And Warmer
Background


Gravity-induced vacuum dominance

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Gravity might amplify quantum fluctuations, create astrophysical objects
Background


Late Devonian mass extinction

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Prehistoric Fish Extinction Paved the Way for Modern Vertebrates - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - Ancient mass extinction of fish may have paved way for modern species
  3. May 18, 2010 - Fish extinction made way for vertebrates
Background


Herschel Space Observatory

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Seeing the Invisible
  2. May 24, 2010 - The Far Infrared Galaxy
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Extra Tests May Delay Launch of Huge Flagship Space Telescope
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - LHC particle search 'nearing', says physicist
Background


Matter-antimatter asymmetry

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Fermilab scientists find evidence for significant matter-antimatter asymmetry - also here, here, here
  2. May 18, 2010 - Fermi's Tevatron finds another bias against antimatter
  3. May 18, 2010 - Why We Exist: Matter Wins Battle Over Antimatter
  4. May 18, 2010 - A New Clue to Explain Existence
  5. May 19, 2010 - Matter beats out antimatter in experimental echo of creation
  6. May 19, 2010 - New clue to anti-matter mystery
  7. May 20, 2010 - Fermilab Finds New Mechanism for Matter's Dominance over Antimatter
  8. May 24, 2010 - Surprising New Evidence for Asymmetry Between Matter and Antimatter
  9. May 24, 2010 - Matter's Victory Over Antimatter Leaves Puzzling Aftermath
  10. May 24, 2010 - Breakthrough in the matter-antimatter divide
  11. June 2, 2010 - Particle collision thought to replicate Big Bang forces, may help explain how things exist
Background, Background


White dwarfs

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Whole Earth Telescope Watching 'Dancing' Stars
  2. May 19, 2010 - Unique eclipsing binary star system discovered - also here, here, here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Exploding Stars May Be New Type of Supernova
  2. May 19, 2010 - New type of supernova may shed light on some universal mysteries - also here, here
  3. May 19, 2010 - New Kind of Supernova Star Death Revealed
  4. May 19, 2010 - Stellar blast sparks controversy
  5. May 20, 2010 - Demise of a star under surprising circumstances - also here
  6. May 20, 2010 - An Unusual Supernova May Be a Missing Link in Stellar Evolution Research - also here
  7. May 20, 2010 - A new type of supernova discovered?
  8. May 20, 2010 - Spectrum reveals supernova surprise
  9. May 21, 2010 - A New Type of Supernova?
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Earth's mantle flows fast - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Solar Dynamics Observatory

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Solar Dynamics Observatory Begins its Five-Year Mission of Discovery
Background


Star formation in M83

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - The Hidden Face of M83
  2. May 24, 2010 - Hot Stars Found Hidden in Galaxy's Dusty Embrace
Background, Background


Binary star formation

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - How Binary Stars May Form - also here, here, here
  2. May 21, 2010 - Most Stars May Be Born as Twins
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Alien Planet Being Eaten Alive
  2. May 20, 2010 - Hubble Watches as Star Slowly Devours Planet
  3. May 20, 2010 - Hubble Finds Star Eating a Planet - also here, here, here
  4. May 20, 2010 - Star Devours Hottest Known Alien Planet
  5. May 20, 2010 - Hubble Witnesses a Slow Exoplanet Murder
  6. May 21, 2010 - Star caught eating its offspring
  7. May 24, 2010 - Hubble spots a planet-eating star
  8. May 25, 2010 - Hottest planet ever being eaten by its star
  9. May 26, 2010 - Star eating planet larger than Jupiter
Background


Protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Herschel telescope unveils icy debris ringing sunlike stars - also here
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Probing the dark side of the universe - also here
  2. May 21, 2010 - Primordial Gravitational Waves Provide a Test of Cosmological Theories
Background


Early mature elliptical galaxy

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - The case of the grown-up galaxy
  2. May 21, 2010 - A completely grown-up galaxy in the young universe
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Hinode Discovers the Origin of White Light Flare
  2. May 21, 2010 - White-Light Solar Flares Finally Explained
Background


Galaxy clustering

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Brightest galaxies tend to cluster in busiest parts of universe, study finds - also here, here
  2. May 26, 2010 - Bright galaxies like to stick together - also here
  3. June 1, 2010 - Thousands of Galaxies Found Packed in Busy Cosmic Clusters
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Can a Black Hole Have an 'Aurora'?
Background



Technology


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Stripes offer clues to superconductivity - also here
Background


Solar sails

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Japan rocket to blast off with Venus probe and 'space yacht'
  2. May 18, 2010 - Here's the shipping forecast for space
  3. May 20, 2010 - Japan rocket blasts off with 'space yacht', Venus probe
  4. May 21, 2010 - Solar Sail Hybrid Launches Today From Japan
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Seeing is understanding -- using artificial intelligence to analyse multimedia content
  2. May 17, 2010 - Object Recognition Systems That Break Images Into Ever Smaller Parts Should Be Much More Efficient
  3. May 18, 2010 - Machines that learn better
  4. May 23, 2010 - Enabling Video Systems to React Intelligently to Content
Background


Bionics

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Sugar Within Human Bodies Could Power Future Artificial Organs
  2. May 18, 2010 - Power from Glucose
  3. May 19, 2010 - Glucose biofuel cells may soon power implants
  4. May 19, 2010 - New Biofuel Cell Could Turn Our Bodies Into Batteries
  5. May 24, 2010 - BioFuel Cell Uses Glucose in the Body to Produce Electricity for Cyborgs
  6. May 25, 2010 - Air, Sugar Power New Human Fuel Cell
Background


Quantum teleportation

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Quantum teleportation through open air
  2. May 19, 2010 - Quantum teleportation achieved over ten miles of free space
  3. May 20, 2010 - Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Nanotech discovery could lead to breakthrough in infrared satellite imaging technology
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Looking for critical behavior in graphene
  2. May 20, 2010 - Plasmonic Promises: First Observation of Plasmarons in Graphene
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - New nanoscale electrical phenomenon discovered - also here, here, here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Solar cells sliced and diced
  2. May 19, 2010 - High efficiency concentrator solar cells and modules
  3. May 20, 2010 - New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells
  4. May 24, 2010 - Semiconductor Manufacturing Technique Holds Promise for Solar Energy - also here, here
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Low-cost, ultra-fast DNA sequencing brings diagnostic use closer - also here
Background


Compound semiconductor manufacture

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Producing novel semiconductors en masse
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Quantum crack in cryptographic armour
  2. May 20, 2010 - Quantum cryptography system hacked
Background


Quantum commuinications

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Ultra-secure quantum communications
Background


Quantum dot lasers

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Japanese Researchers Achieve World's First 25Gbps Data Communication Using Quantum Dot Laser
Background, Background, Background



Life sciences


Stromatolites

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Bacterial growths may offer clues about Earth's distant past
  2. May 23, 2010 - Odd Geometry of Bacteria May Provide New Way to Study Earth's Oldest Fossils
Background, Background


Bacterial phylogenetic trees

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - New 'Tree of Life' established for one of the largest groups of bacteria - also here
Background


Adipocyte maturation

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - A fat cell grows up: Stages from early to mature cell offer clues for anti-obesity drug development - also here, here, here
Background


Survival of viruses

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Temperature and Humidity May Affect Virus Survival on Surfaces
Background


Deception and antelope mating strategies

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Sexual deception spotted among antelopes
  2. May 19, 2010 - Male Antelopes Deceive Females to Increase Their Chances of Mating - also here, here
  3. May 19, 2010 - Animal's Scary Snort is Blatant Lie Aimed at Getting Sex
  4. May 21, 2010 - Cads of the savanna - also here
  5. May 24, 2010 - Male antelopes trick females into extra sex opportunities - also here, here, here
  6. May 24, 2010 - How Male Antelopes Get the Girl: Feigning Fear
Background


RNA transcripts

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Existence of RNA 'dark matter' in doubt
  2. May 18, 2010 - Between the genes -- a making sense of genomic 'dark matter' - also here
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Scientists discovers body's own molecular protection against arthritis - also here
Background


Hammerhead shark evolution

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Hammerhead shark study shows cascade of evolution affected size, head shape - also here, here, here
Background


Pathogenicity of Staphylococcus

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Surprising infection inducing mechanism found in bacteria - also here
Background


Bacterial gene sharing

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Playing Favorites: Bacteria Share Genes, But Mostly with Family
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Genome from a bottle
  2. May 20, 2010 - Researchers start up cell with synthetic genome
  3. May 20, 2010 - 1st cell with synthetic genome
  4. May 20, 2010 - Scientists Create First Self-Replicating Synthetic Life
  5. May 20, 2010 - First functional synthetic bacterial genome announced
  6. May 20, 2010 - Man-Made Genetic Instructions Yield Living Cells for the First Time
  7. May 20, 2010 - First 'synthetic life': Scientists 'boot up' a bacterial cell with a synthetic genome - also here
  8. May 20, 2010 - Craig Venter team first on synthetic genome to control bacteria
  9. May 20, 2010 - 'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists
  10. May 20, 2010 - Artificial life? Synthetic genes 'boot up' cell
  11. May 20, 2010 - Scientists unveil first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell
  12. May 20, 2010 - A step closer to 'recipe for life'
  13. May 21, 2010 - Scientists create synthetic life
  14. May 21, 2010 - A Step to Artificial Life: Manmade DNA Powers Cell - also here
  15. May 26, 2010 - Synthetic genes 'boot up' cell
Background


Immune cell movement

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Biologists Unravel Mechanisms of How Immune Cells Move
Background, Background


Toxoplasma parasites

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Easily blocked signaling protein may help scientists stop parasites - also here
Background


Synthetic antibodies

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Manmade antibodies hold biomedical promise - also here, here
  2. May 20, 2010 - Manmade antibodies hold biomedical promise
  3. May 21, 2010 - Synthetic antibodies opens new doors for biomedical research
Background


Human microbiome

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Colonizers give up sequence secrets
  2. May 20, 2010 - Researchers publish first genomic collection of human microbes - also here
  3. May 20, 2010 - Genetics of body germs revealed
  4. May 20, 2010 - Human gene catalog shows it's mostly a mystery
Background


Coordinated behavior of amoebae

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Scientists discover the molecular heart of collective behavior - also here
Background


Homo gautengensis

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Family tree branches out
Background


DNA unfolding

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - First-ever high-resolution observations of DNA unfolding - also here
Background


Evolutionary effect of sRNA mutations in Myxococcus xanthus

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - An sRNA controls a bacterium's social life - also here
Background, Background, Background


Food intake regulation

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Researchers identify genes and brain centers that regulate meal size in flies - also here, here, here
Background


Cellular protein synthesis

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Scientists find important new step in protein production
Background


Motor proteins

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Intracellular express -- why transport protein molecules have brakes - also here
Background, Background


Protein evolution

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Big Bang in the Protein Universe?
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


MicroRNA in the retina

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - MicroRNA expression and turnover are regulated by neural activity in the retina and brain - also here
Background


Dopamine, creativity, and mental health

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Creativity linked to mental health - also here
  2. May 29, 2010 - Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia'
Background, Background, Background


Neural learning circuits in birds and mammals

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Birds and mammals share a common brain circuit for learning - also here
Background


Aging and memory preservation

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Preserving memory with age
  2. May 19, 2010 - Extending lifespan has mixed effects on learning and memory - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Mental and physical health, stress, and dopamine

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Good results of bad habits? Research explains paradox - also here
Background, Background


Alcohol use disorders and dopamine

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Receptor variant influences dopamine response to alcohol - also here
Background


Reprogramming astroglia into neurons

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Astroglia reprogrammed to generate synapse-forming neurons - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Teen brain wired to take risks - also here
  2. June 3, 2010 - Adolescent brains biologically wired to engage in risky behavior, study finds - also here, here, here, here
  3. June 4, 2010 - Teen Brains Wired for Risk
Background


Cooperative behavior

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - There are no truly good men, according to cooperation study
  2. May 19, 2010 - Mistakes explain 'cooperative' behaviour - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Researchers identify first drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism - also here
  2. May 20, 2010 - Autism link with migrant parents, study finds
  3. May 20, 2010 - Studies Link Infertility Treatments to Autism
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Uncovering lithium's mode of action - also here
Background


Fast recognition of familiar sounds

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Brain wired to hear own phone ringing fast
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - New evidence caffeine may slow Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, restore cognitive function - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - New study characterizes cognitive and anatomic differences in Alzheimer's disease gene carriers - also here
  3. May 20, 2010 - Study finds Alzheimer's disease link in eyes of children with Down syndrome - also here
  4. May 20, 2010 - 'Beer belly' linked to Alzheimer's disease
  5. May 22, 2010 - New Path for Novel Alzheimer's Therapies
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - 'Fountain of youth' steroids could protect against heart disease - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - Pistachios: A handful a day may keep the cardiologist away
  3. May 17, 2010 - One-a-day heart polypill to be tested in new international trial - also here
  4. May 17, 2010 - Traditional aerobic fitness training trumps pedometer-based walking programs for health benefits
  5. May 19, 2010 - Particulate air pollution affects heart health - also here, here, here
  6. May 19, 2010 - Experts call for urgent action to tackle strong links between impotence and heart disease - also here
  7. May 19, 2010 - CPAP use reduces incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension in OSA patients - also here
  8. May 19, 2010 - Detection of potentially deadly atrial fibrillation dramatically improved by new algorithm - also here
  9. May 20, 2010 - Pistachios offer multiple benefits - also here, here, here
  10. May 20, 2010 - Patients at high risk of recurrences of heart disease: Breakthrough in prevention
  11. May 20, 2010 - 3-D model of blood flow by supercomputer predicts heart attacks - also here
  12. May 20, 2010 - Blood-clot-related strokes decrease among whites, but not blacks, in long-term study - also here
  13. May 20, 2010 - Study finds new predictor of heart disease in African-Americans - also here, here, here
  14. May 21, 2010 - Irregular menstrual periods tied to heart disease
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Scientists identify mechanism T-cells use to block HIV - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - Did the end of smallpox vaccination cause the explosive spread of HIV? - also here
  3. May 17, 2010 - HIV among gay, bisexual men at alarming highs in Asia
  4. May 18, 2010 - Smallpox demise linked to spread of HIV infection
  5. May 19, 2010 - Study pinpoints how a normally defensive immune response can help HIV - also here
  6. May 19, 2010 - Dynamic HIV testing - also here
  7. May 21, 2010 - Ancient origin for monkey version of HIV
  8. May 21, 2010 - Pregnancy doubles HIV risk in men; first trial of a microbicide in pregnant women - also here
  9. May 23, 2010 - HIV risk for men during pregnancy
  10. May 23, 2010 - Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys - also here
Background


Processed meat, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Processed meats come with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - 'Sausage not steak' increases heart disease risk
  3. May 17, 2010 - Study suggests processed meat a real health risk
  4. May 18, 2010 - Study: Hot Dogs, Bacon Pose Big Health Risk
Background, Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Most patients survive common thyroid cancer regardless of treatment - also here
  2. May 17, 2010 - Push to understand basis of childhood brain tumors leads to a new treatment target - also here
  3. May 17, 2010 - Well-tolerated radiotherapy provides longer life to patients with recurrent brain cancer - also here
  4. May 17, 2010 - Not all thyroid cancers need treatment: study
  5. May 18, 2010 - Doctors have new approach to fight tumor cells
  6. May 18, 2010 - Gene fusions may be the 'smoking gun' in prostate cancer development - also here
  7. May 18, 2010 - What is the role of focal therapy in low-risk prostate cancer?
  8. May 18, 2010 - Oncolytic viruses mediating anti-tumor immunity in human cancer patients - also here
  9. May 18, 2010 - Researchers find genetic secrets to common kidney cancer - also here
  10. May 18, 2010 - Drug may prevent lung cancer, study finds - also here
  11. May 18, 2010 - Inhaled drug may prevent lung cancer - US study
  12. May 19, 2010 - Spicing the Meat Also Cuts the Cancer Risk - also here
  13. May 19, 2010 - New Biomarker Technique Could Provide Early Detection for Cancer
  14. May 19, 2010 - Heavy alcohol use, binge drinking, might increase risk of pancreatic cancer, researcher reports - also here
  15. May 19, 2010 - Drug in new class of targeted therapies shows early promise against blood-related cancers - also here
  16. May 19, 2010 - Androgen receptor may explain male dominance in liver cancer - also here
  17. May 19, 2010 - UCSF Turns to Targeted Treatments to Boost Brain Tumor Survival in Children
  18. May 19, 2010 - Erlotinib maintenance therapy prolongs survival in patients with the most common form of lung cancer
  19. May 19, 2010 - Sex hormone explains higher liver cancer risk in men - also here
  20. May 19, 2010 - Fighting cancer: Diet, scant exercise problems
  21. May 20, 2010 - CA-125 change over time shows promise as screening tool for early detection of ovarian cancer - also here
  22. May 20, 2010 - Surgical procedure offers new option for pediatric patients with rare cancer in abdomen - also here
  23. May 20, 2010 - Researchers find gene they believe is key to kidney cancer - also here
  24. May 20, 2010 - Estrogen-lowering drugs minimize surgery in breast cancer patients - also here
  25. May 20, 2010 - Exercise may keep cancer patients healthier during, after treatment - also here
  26. May 20, 2010 - Partial response seen with Lilly melanoma drug - also here
  27. May 20, 2010 - Eisai's new cancer drug treats several cancers -ASCO - also here
  28. May 20, 2010 - Older patients can skip breast radiation: study
  29. May 20, 2010 - Antibody combo shrinks breast cancer tumors-study - also here
  30. May 20, 2010 - Celgene's Revlimid positive in maintenance trials - also here
  31. May 20, 2010 - Two early-stage Glaxo drugs show melanoma promise - also here
  32. May 20, 2010 - Sustained Avastin aids colon cancer survival-study - also here
  33. May 20, 2010 - Roche's Rituxan halves risk of lymphoma recurrence - also here, here
  34. May 20, 2010 - Ziopharm drug delays sarcoma growth 77 pct -study
  35. May 20, 2010 - Keryx colon cancer drug boosts survival -study
  36. May 20, 2010 - Amgen drug shows promise in ovarian cancer - also here
  37. May 20, 2010 - New approach to old test may detect ovarian cancer
  38. May 20, 2010 - Pharmacyclics says lymphoma drug elicits responses
  39. May 20, 2010 - Bristol-Myers drug shows modest effect in lung cancer
  40. May 20, 2010 - Celldex says brain cancer vaccine results on track - also here
  41. May 20, 2010 - Is a high carbohydrate diet linked to pancreatic cancer?
  42. May 20, 2010 - Bristol drug may work in melanoma tumors in brain - also here
  43. May 20, 2010 - Ovarian cancer screening shows promise in study
  44. May 21, 2010 - How Many Cancers Are Caused by the Environment?
  45. May 21, 2010 - Anti-cancer Rituxan cuts lymphoma recurrence in half: study
  46. May 21, 2010 - Increased cancer risk of people with type 2 diabetes - also here
  47. May 21, 2010 - Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to breast cancer - also here
  48. May 21, 2010 - To Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Good Medicine Is a Polymer Pill
  49. May 21, 2010 - Sea sponge-derived drug treats several cancers
  50. May 21, 2010 - Roche says Avastin ovary cancer data "substantial" - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Gene loss causes leukemia: study - also here
  2. May 19, 2010 - Scientists find protein spurs spread of prostate cancer - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Combination therapy targets stubborn leukemia stem cells - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Sleep apnea may increase insulin resistance - also here
  2. May 18, 2010 - More bran tied to longer life in diabetic women
  3. May 20, 2010 - New associations between diabetes, environmental factors found by novel analytic technique - also here
  4. May 20, 2010 - Computers analyze environmental factors in diabetes
  5. May 20, 2010 - Nanotech breath sensor detects diabetes and potentially serious complication - also here
  6. May 20, 2010 - New study finds attending Weight Watchers meetings helps reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes
  7. May 21, 2010 - New Mass-Screening Method Finds Additional Environmental Risks for Diabetes
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Stem cells restore tissue affected by ALI - also here
  2. May 19, 2010 - Stem Cells from Adipose Tissue Turned Into Cardiac Myocytes: Achievement Paves Way for Future Heart Disease Therapies
  3. May 21, 2010 - Dutch researcher develops new method of stem cell culture
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. May 17, 2010 - Urinary tract infections 'resistant to antibiotics'
  2. May 18, 2010 - Antibiotic resistance lasts up to a year - also here
  3. May 18, 2010 - Overuse of antibiotics spurs vicious cycle - also here
Background


Disease genetics

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Hunt for genetic causes of diseases narrows targets
Background


Anti-aging supplements

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Anti-aging supplements may be best taken as mixtures, not too late in life, researchers find - also here
Background, Background


Arterial cholesterol and inflammation

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Cholesterol crystals incite inflammation in coronary arteries - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 18, 2010 - Tuberculosis most deadly of 'neglected' diseases
  2. May 18, 2010 - Drug-resistant TB risk demands push for new drugs
  3. May 18, 2010 - UN efforts to fight TB have flopped - also here
  4. May 20, 2010 - Scientists See New Hope in Fight Against HIV and TB
  5. May 23, 2010 - Immune evasion common in many viruses, bacteria and parasites is uncommon in M. tuberculosis - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Malaria may not rise as world warms
  2. May 19, 2010 - Scientists release data on potential new treatment targets for malaria - also here
  3. May 19, 2010 - Disease control, not climate change, key to future of malaria
  4. May 19, 2010 - Malaria Control to Overcome Disease's Spread as Climate Warms - also here, here
  5. May 20, 2010 - Malaria Probably Won't Get Worse With Warming Temperatures
  6. May 20, 2010 - Climate change is 'distraction' on malaria spread
  7. May 20, 2010 - Sweep yields leads for new malaria drugs
  8. May 21, 2010 - Researchers Turn to Supercomputing to Find Malaria's Soft Spot
  9. May 25, 2010 - Climate change impact on malaria questioned
Background


Prions

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Researchers embark on work to control the prion epidemic affecting deer in the USA
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Parallel brainstem circuit discovery suggests new path in Parkinson's research - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Gene therapy may be effective in treating PAH - also here
  2. May 19, 2010 - Clinical Trial Examines Gene Therapy for Dialysis Patients
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Regular Use of Aspirin Increases Risk of Crohn's Disease by 5 Times, Study Finds
  2. May 20, 2010 - A useful tool to detect in vivo angiogenesis in IBD patients: Narrow-band imaging
Background


Drug design

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Nuclear magnetic resonance aids in drug design - also here
Background


Susceptibility to infectious disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Study reveals genetic link to infectious disease susceptibility - also here
  2. May 19, 2010 - Gene variants may raise risk of infectious disease
Background


Aging as a disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Is ageing a disease? - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Experts find killer of pneumonia-causing bacteria
  2. May 21, 2010 - Preventing cells from getting the kinks out of DNA
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. May 19, 2010 - Roche, Biogen end arthritis drug development
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Reducing niacin intake can prevent obesity - also here
  2. May 20, 2010 - Study: More physical activity leads to less obesity -- often, but not always - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Chemists mimic library of bio-membranes for use in nanomedicine, drug delivery - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. May 20, 2010 - Abdominal fat at middle age associated with greater risk of dementia - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - Silica cages help anti-cancer antibodies kill tumors in mice
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. May 21, 2010 - New study of psoriatic cells could fire up the study of inflammation
Background


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