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Volume 9, Number 22
May 31, 2010


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

Star-forming regions
Extrasolar planets
Planet habitability
Supernovae
Global warming
White dwarf binary system
Earthquakes
Water on Mars
Networks
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
M87's supermassive black hole
Supermassive black holes of elliptical galaxies
Coronal mass ejections
Central black hole of M31
James Webb Space Telescope
Starburst galaxies
Active galaxies
Milky Way gaseous halo
Milky Way star-forming regions
Quantum networks
Square Kilometer Array Telescope
Aerosols and climate modeling
Greenhouse gases
Europa
Earth's mantle
Plate tectonics
Milky Way's black hole

Technology

Lab-on-a-chip
Quantum dot transistors
High-density optical storage
Fullerenes and superconductivity
Fuel cells
Synthesis of skipped polyenes
Graphene
Single artificial atom quantum amplifier
Nanotechnology
Quantum dots
Robotics
Quantum computing
Spintronics
Controlled fusion
Quantum communication
Metal-organic frameworks for CO2 capture
Supercomputing
Photovoltaics
Superconductivity
Nanobiochip diagnostics

Life sciences

HSP10, mitochondria, and aging
DNA mutation susceptibility
Genetics of inherited disease
IDO-expressing immune cells
Antiviral response of bone marrow leukocytes
Ras signaling and microtubule synthesis
Systems biology and hematopoiesis
Genomics
Prebiotic potential of pyrophosphites
Microbial genomics
Exercise, stress-induced cell aging, and teleomere length
Microbial communities
Genome-wide association studies
Ardipithecus ramidus
Glycosylation
Helicobacter pylori
RNA virus replication
Epigenetics
Aging and gene expression
Glycans and embryogenesis

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain atlas
Testosterone and (mis)trust
Mycobacterium vaccae and learning
Evolutionary psychology and male competition
Depression
Neural stem cells in the neocortex
Autism
Learning strategies
Schizophrenia
Auditory memory
Alcohol dependence
Primitive sensory systems
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Fairness
Brain-imaging studies
Methamphetamine and memory

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Endoreduplication-based cancer therapies
Diabetes
Cancer
Anti-inflammatory therapy for infection
Alzheimer's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Gene therapy
AIDS
Hepatitis C
Influenza vaccine
Malaria
Drug discovery
Obesity
Stem cells
Asthma
Cancer biology
Metabolic effects of exercise
Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriasis
Influenza seasonality
Vaccines
BCL6, Notch signaling, and cancer
Antibacterial therapeutics
Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics
Prions
RNAi therapeutics



Physical sciences


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Heart and Soul
  2. May 24, 2010 - Probing the heart and soul of star formation
  3. May 24, 2010 - WISE Telescope Captures Heart Nebula
  4. May 24, 2010 - WISE Telescope has Heart and Soul - also here, here
  5. May 24, 2010 - Soul Nebula's Heart Caught on Camera
  6. May 24, 2010 - NASA Telescope Peers Into Heart and Soul of Universe
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Orbits Are Askew in a Nearby Planetary System
  2. May 24, 2010 - Out of Whack Planetary System Offers Clues to a Disturbed Past - also here, here, here
  3. May 25, 2010 - Planets Found With Crisscross Orbits - A First
  4. May 25, 2010 - Hubble catches planet being devoured by its star - also here
Background


Planet habitability

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Planetary Bullies Make Astronomers Rethink the Habitable Zone
  2. May 24, 2010 - Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable - also here, here, here, here
  3. May 24, 2010 - Weird Orbits of Alien Planets Could Affect Chances for Life
Background, Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Stellar Shrapnel Seen in Aftermath of Explosion - also here
  2. May 24, 2010 - Cosmic Bullet Fired by Exploding Star
  3. May 26, 2010 - Supernova's Speeding Bullet
  4. May 26, 2010 - Astronomers discover 'defiant' new supernova
  5. May 27, 2010 - The cosmic burp of dying stars - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Global warming's influence on El Nino still unknown
  2. May 26, 2010 - Air traffic poised to become a major factor in global warming - also here
Background


White dwarf binary system

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Helium pair have regular violent flare ups - also here, here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Odds are about 1-in-3 that a mega-earthquake will hit the Northwest in the next 50 years - also here, here
  2. May 31, 2010 - Risk of giant quake off American west coast goes up
  3. June 3, 2010 - Odds 1-in-3 for Northwest Mega-Quake Within 50 Years
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Martian meteorite may hold clues to water on the Red Planet
  2. May 26, 2010 - Mystery of Mars Polar Pinwheel Unraveled
  3. May 26, 2010 - Planetary scientists solve 40-year-old mysteries of Mars' northern ice cap - also here, here, here
  4. May 28, 2010 - NASA spacecraft penetrates mysteries of martian ice cap
  5. June 1, 2010 - Mars's Polar Canyon
Background


Networks

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Decoding Our Network Communities
  2. May 25, 2010 - New study shows how networks keep themselves in synch
Background


Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Flying Telescope Escapes 13-Year Purgatory to Glimpse Heavens
  2. May 25, 2010 - The story behind SOFIA, 13 years in the making
  3. May 25, 2010 - CU telescope debuts on NASA flying observatory
  4. May 27, 2010 - NASA's SOFIA Observatory Obtains 'First Light' Imagery
Background


M87's supermassive black hole

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Black hole shoved aside, along with 'central' dogma
  2. May 25, 2010 - Black Hole Found in Unexpected Place
  3. May 25, 2010 - Supermassive black holes may frequently roam galaxy centers - also here, here
  4. May 25, 2010 - Bizarre Behavior of Two Giant Black Holes Surprises Scientists
  5. May 26, 2010 - Galactic Black Holes Can Migrate or Quickly Awaken from Quiescence
Background, Background


Supermassive black holes of elliptical galaxies

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Supermassive black holes reveal a surprising clue
Background, Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - The Butterfly Effect on the Sun's Surface
  2. May 25, 2010 - Spacecraft Reveals Small Solar Events Have Large Scale Effects
  3. May 25, 2010 - NASA Takes Best Look at the Sun Ever
  4. May 26, 2010 - NASA probe spots huge plasma ejections
Background


Central black hole of M31

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Nearby black hole is feeble and unpredictable - also here, here
  2. May 25, 2010 - Bizarre Behavior of Two Giant Black Holes Surprises Scientists
  3. May 27, 2010 - Black hole at Andromeda's core now unstable
Background, Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Webb Telescope's NIRCam engineering test unit arrives at NASA Goddard - also here
Background


Starburst galaxies

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Taking a narrow view of a lopsided galaxy - also here
  2. May 25, 2010 - Galaxy's 'Superbubble' Spawns Star-Forming Frenzy
Background, Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Violent Galaxy Collisions Power Mega Black Holes
  2. May 26, 2010 - Swift Survey finds 'Smoking Gun' of Black Hole Activation - also here, here
  3. May 27, 2010 - Cause of Black Hole Outbursts Determined
  4. May 28, 2010 - Galaxy collisions give black holes a healthy glow
  5. May 28, 2010 - "Comets" Found Orbiting Monster Black Hole
Background


Milky Way gaseous halo

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Origin of Milky Way Clouds Revealed
  2. May 26, 2010 - Astronomers Discover Clue to Origin of Milky Way Gas Clouds - also here, here
  3. May 26, 2010 - New Details of Milky Way Galaxy's Structure Revealed
  4. May 28, 2010 - Bursting 'Bubbles' the Origin of Galactic Gas Clouds, Astronomers Find
  5. May 31, 2010 - Milky Way's halo clouds exposed
Background


Milky Way star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Astronomers discover new star-forming regions in Milky Way - also here, here, here
  2. May 26, 2010 - New Details of Milky Way Galaxy's Structure Revealed
  3. May 27, 2010 - Big baby stars found in Milky Way pockets
Background, Background


Quantum networks

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Quantum Communication in Random Networks - also here
Background


Square Kilometer Array Telescope

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Aussies and Kiwis forge a cosmic connection
Background


Aerosols and climate modeling

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - CSU scientist simplifies aerosols for modeling - also here, here
Background


Greenhouse gases

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Researchers calculate the greenhouse gas value of ecosystems
Background


Europa

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Jupiter Moon's Ice-Covered Ocean Is Rich in Oxygen
  2. May 28, 2010 - Europa's Churn Leads to Oxygen Burn
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - The Earth's hidden weakness
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Deep subduction of the Indian continental crust beneath Asia - also here
Background


Milky Way's black hole

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - The turbulent past of the Milky Way's black hole
Background, Background



Technology


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Lab-on-a-chip detects actual food allergies
Background


Quantum dot transistors

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - World's smallest transistor built with just 7 atoms
  2. May 24, 2010 - Seven atom transistor sets the pace for future PCs
  3. May 24, 2010 - Atoms bring quantum computing closer
  4. May 25, 2010 - Scientists made the world's smallest electronic switch
Background, Background


High-density optical storage

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Japanese team discovers 'super disc' material
  2. May 25, 2010 - Japanese team create next-gen DVD material
Background


Fullerenes and superconductivity

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Superconductivity breakthrough could lead to more cost effective technologies
Background, Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Chemists report promising advance in fuel-cell technology - also here
  2. May 24, 2010 - Opposites Attract and Inspire Electrocatalyst
Background


Synthesis of skipped polyenes

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Scientists break barrier to creating potential therapeutic molecules
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Researchers discover the plasmaron, a new quasiparticle
  2. May 25, 2010 - Graphane yields new potential: Physicists dig theoretical wells to mine quantum dots - also here, here, here
  3. May 28, 2010 - Liquid method: pure graphene production - also here
  4. May 28, 2010 - A New Approach to Finding and Removing Defects in Graphene - also here, here
Background


Single artificial atom quantum amplifier

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Physicists build quantum amplifier with single artificial atom
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Inspired by a cotton candy machine, engineers put a new spin on creating tiny nanofibers - also here
  2. May 25, 2010 - Researchers print field-effect transistors with nano-infused ink - also here, here
  3. May 27, 2010 - Nanoshell structures: Self-assembly method yields materials with unique optical properties - also here, here
  4. May 27, 2010 - Scientists gain new 'core' understanding of nanoparticles - also here
  5. May 27, 2010 - Finnish scientists unveil secrets of a chiral gold nanocluster - also here
  6. May 28, 2010 - Applied physicists create building blocks for a new class of optical circuits
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Moore’s Law reaches its limit with quantum dot amplifier
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Advances made in walking, running robots - also here
  2. May 28, 2010 - Walking robot navigates bumpy ground
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Researchers design and test microfabricated planar ion traps - also here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Electron 'spin' in silicon could lead to revolutionary quantum chips - also here
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - No Solution Yet to ITER's Budget Crunch
  2. May 28, 2010 - Financial meltdown imperils reactor
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - German physicists develop a quantum interface between light and atoms - also here
Background


Metal-organic frameworks for CO2 capture

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - The search for improved carbon sponges picks up speed
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Customizing supercomputers from the ground up
  2. May 28, 2010 - Fujitsu Supercomputer Achieves World Record in Computational Quantum Chemistry
  3. May 28, 2010 - Largest Supercomputers to Simulate Life on Earth, Including Economies and Whole Societies
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Quantum photocells might cheat efficiency limits
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Zeroing in on quantum effects: New materials yield clues about high-temperature superconductors - also here
Background


Nanobiochip diagnostics

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Nano-Bio-Chip Checks for Oral Cancer
Background



Life sciences


HSP10, mitochondria, and aging

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - 'Stress' protein could halt aging process, say scientists - also here
Background


DNA mutation susceptibility

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - New research indicates that DNA sequence itself influences mutation rate - also here
Background


Genetics of inherited disease

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Using fish to illuminate the architecture of inherited disease - also here, here, here
Background


IDO-expressing immune cells

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Rare hybrid cell key to regulating the immune system - also here
Background


Antiviral response of bone marrow leukocytes

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Bone marrow plays critical role in enhancing immune response to viruses: study - also here
Background


Ras signaling and microtubule synthesis

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Switch Protein Also Influences the Cytoskeleton
Background


Systems biology and hematopoiesis

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Systems Biology Helps Explain Hematopoiesis
Background


Genomics

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Mouse project to find each gene's role
  2. May 26, 2010 - Genome comparison tools found to be susceptible to slip-ups - also here, here, here
Background


Prebiotic potential of pyrophosphites

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - 'Nature's batteries' may have helped power early lifeforms - also here here, here
  2. June 7, 2010 - New Theory for Life's First Energy Source
Background


Microbial genomics

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Scientists produce new QC tool for microbial genomes - also here
Background, Background


Exercise, stress-induced cell aging, and teleomere length

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Brief exercise reduces impact of stress on cell aging, study shows - also here
Background


Microbial communities

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Microbes answer more questions collectively - also here
Background


Genome-wide association studies

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Genome-wide association studies need larger sample sizes - also here
Background


Ardipithecus ramidus

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Ardi may be more ape than human
  2. May 27, 2010 - Did Ardi Really Walk in the Woods?
  3. May 27, 2010 - Contested evidence pushes Ardi out of the woods
  4. May 27, 2010 - Out Of The Woods For 'Ardi': Scientists Rip Habitat Claim for 'Breakthrough of the Year' - also here
  5. May 27, 2010 - Scientists Challenge 'Breakthrough' on Fossil Skeleton
  6. May 27, 2010 - Questions Raised About 'Ardi' as Man's Ancestor - also here
  7. May 27, 2010 - Early human habitat was savanna, not forest - also here, here
Background


Glycosylation

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Scientists develop new method to identify glycosylated proteins - also here
Background


Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - The corkscrew twist of H. pylori enables it to 'set up shop' in the stomach - also here
  2. May 28, 2010 - Spirals the key to stomach bacteria's survival
Background


RNA virus replication

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Cell biologist pinpoints how RNA viruses copy themselves - also here
Background


Epigenetics

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - The epigenetic influence of the father
Background


Aging and gene expression

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Genetic research shows degeneration in ageing worm - also here
Background, Background


Glycans and embryogenesis

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Researchers Image Glycans on Embryonic Cells Hours After Fertilization - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain atlas

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Atlas of Gene Activity in Human Brain Launches
  2. May 24, 2010 - Allen Institute for Brain Science launches Allen Human Brain Atlas
Background


Testosterone and (mis)trust

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Testosterone Makes People Suspicious of One Another
  2. May 25, 2010 - Women less trusting when taking testosterone
  3. May 25, 2010 - Study: Testosterone makes socially naive women more wary
  4. May 25, 2010 - Testosterone makes trusting women less naive
  5. June 2, 2010 - A dose of testosterone makes women more wary
Background


Mycobacterium vaccae and learning

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Can bacteria make you smarter? - also here
Background


Evolutionary psychology and male competition

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Mating competition explains excess male mortality
Background


Depression

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Clinical Data gets app nod for depression drug - also here
Background


Neural stem cells in the neocortex

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Discovery of stem cell illuminates human brain evolution, points to therapies - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Newly discovered gene variants lead to autism and mental retardation - also here
  2. May 26, 2010 - Early treatment doesn't improve autism symptoms
Background


Learning strategies

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Learning strategies are associated with distinct neural signatures - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Blood flows differently through the brains of schizophrenic patients - also here
  2. May 28, 2010 - Cold sore virus may contribute to cognitive and brain abnormalities in schizophrenia - also here
Background


Auditory memory

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Scientists probe formation of auditory memories
Background, Background


Alcohol dependence

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Opioid-blocking medication reduces brain's response to alcoholism cues - also here
Background


Primitive sensory systems

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor - also here
  2. June 1, 2010 - Fruitfly larvae smell the light
  3. June 1, 2010 - Blue Light Smells Like Bananas to Gene-Altered Flies
Background


Obsessive-compulsive disorder

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Key to psychological disorder may lie in the immune system
  2. May 27, 2010 - OCD? Your Immune System Could Be to Blame
  3. May 27, 2010 - Mental disorder cured by marrow transplant
  4. May 27, 2010 - Nobel winner ties mental illness to immune defect
  5. May 27, 2010 - Compulsive Behavior in Mice Cured by Bone Marrow Transplant
Background


Fairness

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - How Children Outgrow Socialism
  2. May 27, 2010 - Concepts of fairness and inequality develop over time
  3. June 2, 2010 - Meritocracies get their start at your local high school
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - The network in our heads: What our brains have in common with the internet
  2. May 28, 2010 - In The Brain, Early-Stage Intense Passionate Love Seems To Be Universal
Background


Methamphetamine and memory

References:
  1. May 28, 2010 - Snails on methamphetamine - also here
  2. May 28, 2010 - Snail 'meth' experiment yields drug addiction clue
  3. May 29, 2010 - Meth-Head Snails' Enhanced Memories Offer Clue to Why Addiction Is Hard to Control
  4. June 3, 2010 - Snails on Meth Have Sharper Memories
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Researcher finds surprising link between sugar in drinks and blood pressure
  2. May 24, 2010 - Patients at High Risk of Recurrences of Heart Disease: Breakthrough in Prevention
  3. May 24, 2010 - Fewer sugary drinks may lower blood pressure: study
  4. May 25, 2010 - More 'good' cholesterol is not always good for your health - also here, here, here
  5. May 25, 2010 - MRI research highlights high-risk atherosclerotic plaque hidden in the vessel wall - also here
  6. May 25, 2010 - Control of high blood pressure improving in US, but prevalence not decreasing - also here
  7. May 25, 2010 - Drinking Fewer Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Lower Blood Pressure
  8. May 25, 2010 - Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving
  9. May 25, 2010 - Lupin gets FDA nod for high blood pressure tablets
  10. May 26, 2010 - Study pinpoints new role of molecule in the health of body's back-up blood circulation
  11. May 26, 2010 - Killed by cold: Heart and stroke deaths peak in winter - also here
  12. May 26, 2010 - National trial shows carotid artery surgery and stenting equally effective in preventing stroke - also here
  13. May 26, 2010 - Blood pressure control up but many still suffer
  14. May 27, 2010 - If you don't brush your teeth twice a day, you're more likely to develop heart disease: study - also here
  15. May 27, 2010 - High Blood Cortisol Levels Significantly Increases Death Rate in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
  16. May 27, 2010 - Pfizer halts heart failure trial early for benefit - also here
  17. May 27, 2010 - Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts - also here
  18. May 27, 2010 - Should some kids take fish oil supplements?
  19. May 28, 2010 - Age is a factor in choosing between two comparable stroke-prevention procedures
  20. May 28, 2010 - Brush teeth to 'prevent' heart disease
  21. May 28, 2010 - Is milk from grass-fed cows more heart-healthy?
  22. May 28, 2010 - Anxiety disorders may boost heart attack risk
  23. May 28, 2010 - Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes - also here
  24. May 30, 2010 - Is milk from grass-fed cows better for you?
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Antibacterial silver nanoparticles are a blast - also here
  2. May 24, 2010 - To Attack H1N1, Other Flu Viruses, Gold Nanorods Deliver Potent Payload - also here, here, here
  3. May 24, 2010 - Silica Cages Help Anti-Cancer Antibodies Kill Tumors in Mice
  4. May 25, 2010 - Mapping Tumor Heterogeneity With Quantum Dots
  5. May 25, 2010 - Potential for New Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Detection
  6. May 26, 2010 - Self-Assembling Gold Nanoparticles Use Light to Kill Tumor Cells
  7. May 26, 2010 - Nanocapsule delivers radiotherapy
  8. May 26, 2010 - Nanoporous Particles Deliver Novel Molecular Therapies to Tumors
  9. May 26, 2010 - New study shows silver nanoparticles mitigate cell damage caused by ethanol - also here
  10. May 27, 2010 - Novel Nanoparticles Prevent Radiation Damage During Cancer Therapy
Background


Endoreduplication-based cancer therapies

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Singapore scientists exploit knowledge of p53 for increasing specificity of cancer treatments - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Research points to two promising proteins for preventing diabetes - also here
  2. May 24, 2010 - Viral infection linked to juvenile diabetes - also here
  3. May 24, 2010 - Study links viral infection to juvenile diabetes - also here
  4. May 24, 2010 - PTSD may raise diabetes risk in service members
  5. May 27, 2010 - Drinking alcohol can lower chance of diabetes: study
  6. May 27, 2010 - Dieting alone may not help stave off type 2 diabetes; muscle mass, strength important - also here
  7. May 27, 2010 - Vitamin K linked to lower diabetes risk
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - A new cancer vaccine starves tumors of blood - also here
  2. May 24, 2010 - Lung Cancer: Biopsy-Based Study Tilts Field Toward Personalized Treatment
  3. May 24, 2010 - Cancer-Targeting Virus Delivered by IV Is Successful in Treating Advanced Cancers, Research Finds
  4. May 25, 2010 - Super Accurate Radiation Robots Kill Cancer Cells and Leave Healthy Ones Untouched
  5. May 25, 2010 - Endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose cancer risk - also here
  6. May 25, 2010 - Novel RNA interference screening technique identifies possible path for malignant glioma treatment - also here
  7. May 25, 2010 - Bacteria as a predicter of colorectal cancer - also here
  8. May 25, 2010 - New study confirms link between nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and liver cancer - also here
  9. May 25, 2010 - Subtyping breast cancer by immunohistochemistry to investigate survival terms - also here
  10. May 26, 2010 - Shark cartilage doesn't appear to help lung cancer
  11. May 26, 2010 - Team discovers a piece of the puzzle for individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing - also here
  12. May 26, 2010 - Vaccine hope for skin cancer sufferers - also here
  13. May 26, 2010 - New treatment approach to rare cancer results in prolonged survival - also here
  14. May 26, 2010 - Study identifies promising treatment for aggressive lymphoma - also here
  15. May 26, 2010 - AE-941, a standardized shark cartilage, does not improve lung cancer survival
  16. May 26, 2010 - Modified measles virus shows potential for treating childhood brain tumors - also here
  17. May 26, 2010 - Detection of breast cancer in screening mammography has improved over time - also here
  18. May 26, 2010 - U.S. gene study reveals toll of heavy smoking - also here
  19. May 27, 2010 - Tanning bed use linked to melanoma risk
  20. May 27, 2010 - New Anti-Cancer Compound Derived from Ancient Plant
  21. May 27, 2010 - New study definitively links indoor tanning to melanoma - also here, here, here
  22. May 27, 2010 - Link between tanning beds, melanoma grows stronger
  23. May 27, 2010 - Peregrine drug shows promise against breast cancer - also here
  24. May 27, 2010 - U.S. panel to review two proposed Avastin uses - also here
  25. May 27, 2010 - Tanning beds raise melanoma risk, U.S. study finds
  26. May 27, 2010 - Sanofi prostate cancer drug shows 28 percent survival - also here
  27. May 27, 2010 - Novartis: Ovarian cancer drug disappoints in trial - also here
  28. May 28, 2010 - Circulating tumor cells correlate with poorer survival in pancreatic cancer patients - also here
  29. May 28, 2010 - Researchers find papillary renal cell carcinoma unresponsive to sunitinib - also here
  30. May 28, 2010 - Prenatal exposure to BPA and DES may increase breast cancer risk - also here, here
  31. May 28, 2010 - Researchers report no difference in breast cancer characteristics after oophorectomy - also here
  32. May 28, 2010 - Scientists find genes associated with throat cancer - also here
  33. May 28, 2010 - Response to Preoperative Therapy May Predict Survival in Pancreatic Cancer Patients
  34. May 28, 2010 - Shark Cartilage Shows No Benefit as a Therapeutic Agent for Lung Cancer, Study Finds
  35. May 28, 2010 - AstraZeneca's Recentin flunks colon cancer tests
  36. May 30, 2010 - Men's skin cancer death rate doubles over 30 years
Background


Anti-inflammatory therapy for infection

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Antibiotic alternative for battling meningitis-causing bacteria
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Alcohol consumption may protect against risk of Alzheimer's Disease, particularly in female nonsmokers - also here
  2. May 25, 2010 - Moderate Drinking May Protect Brain From Alzheimer's - also here
  3. May 25, 2010 - Mutant gum disease bacteria provide clue to treatment for Alzheimer's - also here
  4. May 25, 2010 - Protein regulates enzyme linked to Alzheimer's disease - also here
  5. May 26, 2010 - Alzheimer's Prevention Strategies Remain an Elusive Challenge
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - When helper cells aren't helpful - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Gene Therapy Plus Chemotherapy Ups Odds for Success in Treating 'Bubble Boy' Disease
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Researchers try new approaches to preventing HIV
  2. May 25, 2010 - Gene change raises odds of mother-to-child HIV transmission - also here
  3. May 25, 2010 - Using Antiretroviral to Prevent HIV Could Result in Drug Resistance If Routine Screening Is Not Done, Study Finds
  4. May 25, 2010 - FDA staff: Theratech drug works, but risks weighed
  5. May 26, 2010 - Anti-HIV drugs slash risk of virus transmission by 92 percent
  6. May 27, 2010 - Antiretroviral therapy associated with decreased risk of HIV transmission - also here
  7. May 27, 2010 - US panel backs Theratech drug for HIV patients
  8. May 27, 2010 - Drug cocktails cut couples' HIV transmission risk - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Hepatitis C no longer 'death sentence'
  2. May 25, 2010 - Hep C drug achieves 75 percent cure rate: study - also here
Background


Influenza vaccine

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - New Flu Vaccines Could Protect Against All Strains
  2. May 25, 2010 - Researchers move closer to a universal influenza vaccine - also here
  3. May 25, 2010 - Researchers take step to 'universal' flu vaccine
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Novel anti-malarial drug candidate found
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Breakthrough in development of new drugs
  2. May 25, 2010 - Preventing Cells from Getting the Kinks out of DNA
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - What's more important in the obesity battle -- physical activity or medical treatment? - also here
  2. May 25, 2010 - 'Obese' BMI does not harm current health of young adults, study says - also here
  3. May 26, 2010 - Understanding the relationship between bacteria and obesity - also here
  4. May 26, 2010 - 'Thriving infant' genes increase risk of obesity
  5. May 26, 2010 - Lack of exercise key to increased BMI in children
  6. May 28, 2010 - Soy trims postmenopausal fat, study suggests
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Stem-cell disruption induces skull deformity, study shows - also here
  2. May 25, 2010 - Study sheds light into the nature of embryonic stem cells - also here
  3. May 26, 2010 - Researchers create retina from human embryonic stem cells - also here
  4. May 27, 2010 - Researchers use novel sperm stem-cell technique to produce genetically modified rats - also here
  5. May 28, 2010 - New source of stem cells form heart muscle cells, repair damage - also here
  6. May 28, 2010 - First retina made from human embryonic stem cells
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. May 25, 2010 - Model Demonstrates Infectious Cause of Asthma
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Blocking tumor's 'death switch' paradoxically stops tumor growth - also here
Background


Metabolic effects of exercise

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Detailed metabolic profile gives 'chemical snapshot' of the effects of exercise - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - Rheumatoid arthritis incidence on the rise in women - also here
  2. May 26, 2010 - Rheumatoid arthritis 'on the rise in women'
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. May 26, 2010 - New Study of Psoriatic Cells Could Fire Up the Study of Inflammation
Background


Influenza seasonality

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Flu doesn't die out, it hides out - also here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - New bacterial signaling molecule could lead to improved vaccines - also here
Background


BCL6, Notch signaling, and cancer

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Discovery May Explain How Certain Cancers Develop - also here
Background, Background


Antibacterial therapeutics

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Novel therapeutic approach shows promise against multiple bacterial pathogens - also here
Background, Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Technique Detects More Than 700 Antimicrobial-Resistance Genes
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - New weapon against highly resistant microbes within grasp - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - New Model for Chronic Wasting Disease
Background


RNAi therapeutics

References:
  1. May 27, 2010 - Silencing approach saves monkeys from Ebola -study - also here, here
  2. June 9, 2010 - Ebola Cured in Monkeys - Hope for Humans?
  3. June 9, 2010 - Muting Gene Quashes Ebola Infection
Background, Background


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