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Volume 9, Number 26
June 28, 2010


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

Astrochemistry
Quantum effects in magnetoreception
Geoneutrinos
Early development of the Milky Way
Solar corona
Sulphidic conditions in early oceans
Polar oceans and global climate
Greenhouse gases and climate
Neutron stars
Supersolids
Large Hadron Collider
Quark-gluon plasma
Black holes
Star-forming regions
Solar activity
Neutrino mass
Linac Coherent Light Source
Milky Way mass
Global warming
Extrasolar planets
James Webb Space Telescope
Dark matter
Galaxy collisions
Quasars
Pulsars
Brown dwarfs
Water on Mars
Earthquakes
Ocean acidification
Tests of quantum field theory
Methane and climate change
Ending ice ages

Technology

Graphene
Polariton lasing in organic semiconductors
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum optics
Nanotechnology
Quantum information
Semantic web
Liquid crystal data storage
Superconductivity
Information storage with light
Terahertz technology
Metamaterials
Fuel cells
Biomedical diagnostic technology

Life sciences

Induced pluripotent stem cells
Body louse genome
Australopithecus afarensis
1000 Genomes Project
Human microbiota
Genetic mixing
Mitochondrial inner membrane proteins
Viral capsids
Genomics
Systems biology
Protein interaction networks
Phenotypic expression
Swarm movements of bacteria
Evolution of limbs from fins
Repair of ultraviolet-damaged DNA and DNA polymerase η
Pseudogenes
Peptide synthesis
Ion channels
Neanderthals
Regeneration of lung tissue
UK10K project
Transposons
Primary cilia
Gene regulation
Genome-wide association studies
Bioinformatics
Bunyavirus infection mechanism
STAT3 and stem cells
Regulation of mRNA by cleavage
Neutrophils
Engineered allosteric regulation of kinsases
Cell signaling

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Schizophrenia
Omega-3 fatty acids and depression
Ghrelin
Language and spatial cognition
Exercise and alcohol dependence
Linguistic change
Personality and brain structure
Face recognition and brain lateralization
Brain reorganization during growth
Brain-imaging studies
Coping with fear
Blindsight
Sleep and prospective memory
Circadian rhythm
Addiction and synaptic plasticity
Mathematical modeling of sleep regulation
Autism

Health and medicine

Fructose and cardiometabolic risk
AIDS
Diabetes
Gene therapy
Cancer
Cancer biology
Multiple sclerosis
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Cell phones and cancer
Resveratrol and metabolism
Tuberculosis
Oncolytic virus therapy
Parkinson's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Effects of sleep deprivation
Drug discovery
Stem cells
Inflammatory bowel disease
Lupus
Vitamin D and cognitive function
Malaria
Avian flu



Physical sciences


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Super-complex organic molecules found in interstellar space - also here, here
Background


Quantum effects in magnetoreception

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Physicists investigate the role of quantum entanglement in the magnetic compasses of animals
Background


Geoneutrinos

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Discovery of subatomic particles could answer deep questions in geology - also here, here
Background, Background


Early development of the Milky Way

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Scientists get a look at the birth of the Milky Way - also here
Background


Solar corona

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Experts discover heavenly solar music - also here, here, here
  2. June 25, 2010 - Scientists Explore the Mystery of Active Region Outflows
Background


Sulphidic conditions in early oceans

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Oceans stem the tide of evolution
Background


Polar oceans and global climate

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Polar Oceans Key to Temperature in the Tropics
Background, Background


Greenhouse gases and climate

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Greenhouse Gas Increases Linked to Changes in Ocean Currents
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Extreme Gravity Effects Revealed by Oxygen for the First Time in Neutron Star That 'Eats' White Dwarf
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - A crack in the case for supersolids - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Supersolidity or quantum plasticity?
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Protecting the world's largest particle accelerator
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Quark gluon solenoid
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - New theory on how to see inside black holes
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Hubble captures bubbles and baby stars - also here, here
  2. June 22, 2010 - Star Formation in Bean Nebula
  3. June 22, 2010 - Spectacular Space Bubble Photographed by Hubble
  4. June 23, 2010 - A Cauldron of Newborn Stars
  5. June 23, 2010 - Hubble telescope spots giant bubble in space
Background


Solar activity

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Solar Eruption
Background


Neutrino mass

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Neutrino mass: 'Ghost particle' sized up by cosmologists - also here
  2. June 22, 2010 - Neutrino 'ghost particle' sized up by astronomers
  3. June 24, 2010 - Lightest Bits of Matter Just Got Lighter
  4. July 12, 2010 - Extra large galactic survey puts limits on ultralight particles - also here
  5. July 13, 2010 - Neutrino mass less of a mystery thanks to deep space imaging
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Early results from the world's brightest X-ray source - also here
  2. June 23, 2010 - Molecular snapshots with femtosecond x rays
  3. June 30, 2010 - World's Most Intense X-Ray Laser Takes First Shots
  4. June 30, 2010 - Unpeeling atoms and molecules from the inside out - also here
  5. July 5, 2010 - X-Ray Laser Resurrects a Laboratory No Longer in the Vanguard
Background


Milky Way mass

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Speedy star points to more massive Milky Way
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real
  2. June 22, 2010 - Study examines scientists' 'climate credibility'
  3. June 24, 2010 - Climate change sceptics are less 'credible' scientists, finds survey
  4. June 25, 2010 - For Global Warming, Tundra Fires' Effects May Be Skin Deep
  5. June 25, 2010 - Aggressive action to reduce soot emissions needed to meet climate change goals - also here
  6. June 25, 2010 - Scientific expertise lacking among 'doubters' of climate change, according to analysis by Stanford researchers
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Supersonic Winds Rip Alien World
  2. June 23, 2010 - Exoplanet Atmosphere Roils with Superspeed Winds
  3. June 23, 2010 - Very Large Telescope detects first superstorm on exoplanet - also here, here
  4. June 23, 2010 - Plentiful and Potential Planets
  5. June 23, 2010 - Poisonous Superstorm Found on Alien World
  6. June 23, 2010 - Exoplanet mass calculated directly
  7. June 23, 2010 - 'Superstorm' rages on exoplanet
  8. June 24, 2010 - Raging storm detected on faraway world
  9. June 24, 2010 - Earth-like Planets May Be Ready for Their Close-Up - also here
  10. June 24, 2010 - Astronomers pioneer new planet-observing technique
  11. June 25, 2010 - Earth-Like Planets May Be Shielded From Solar Scorching
  12. June 25, 2010 - Giant, Tilted Exoplanets Like It Hot
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - 'L2' Will be the James Webb Space Telescope's Home in Space
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - A Mine for Dark Matter
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Cosmic Hit-and-Run Gives Galaxy Starry Tail
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Galaxy encounter fires up quasar - also here, here
  2. June 28, 2010 - Quasar Caught Dining on a Galaxy
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - New 'fix' for cosmic clocks could help uncover ripples in space-time - also here
  2. June 28, 2010 - Correcting for rotational instabilities of pulsars, the most precise clocks in the universe
  3. July 9, 2010 - Pulsing Stars May Be Most Accurate Clocks In the Universe
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark - also here
  2. June 25, 2010 - Coldest Known Failed Stars Found
  3. June 29, 2010 - Astronomers Find 14 of the Galaxy's Coldest Suns
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Team finds widespread glacial meltwater valleys on Mars - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - New Clues Suggest Wet Era on Early Mars Was Global - also here, here
  3. June 24, 2010 - Water Reshaped Mars More Extensively Than Thought
  4. June 24, 2010 - Water Flowed on Mars More Recently Than Thought
  5. June 25, 2010 - Mars' entire surface was shaped by water
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - Tiny clays curb big earthquakes -also here, here
  3. June 24, 2010 - New Areas Prone to Moderate Earthquakes Identified in Iberian Peninsula
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Carbon emissions sour ocean waters
Background, Background


Tests of quantum field theory

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Experiment tests underpinnings of quantum field theory, Bose-Einstein statistics of photons - also here, here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Ultra-precise test confirms photons are bosons
Background


Methane and climate change

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Higher Wetland Methane Emissions Caused by Climate Warming 40,000 Years Ago
Background


Ending ice ages

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Answer to what ended the last ice age may be blowing in the winds, paper says - also here
Background



Technology


Graphene

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - New method for mass-producing graphene developed - also here
Background


Polariton lasing in organic semiconductors

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Engineering researchers achieve organic laser breakthrough
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - SunPower breaks world record for solar cell efficiency
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Spins control spins
  2. June 22, 2010 - Raytheon claims quantum IT breakthrough
  3. June 23, 2010 - 'Quantum computer' a stage closer with silicon breakthrough - also here
  4. June 23, 2010 - Quantum states controlled in silicon
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - A clean way to impure carbon
  2. June 21, 2010 - With carbon nanotubes, researchers boost energy capacity of lithium batteries
  3. June 23, 2010 - Carbon nanotubes show the ability to amplify light, could lead to new photonic applications
  4. June 24, 2010 - Nanotubes boost battery performance
  5. June 27, 2010 - Carbon nanotubes form ultrasensitive biosensor to detect proteins
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Cavernous nanofibers
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Researchers create self-assembling nanodevices that move and change shape on demand - also here
  2. June 23, 2010 - Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future - also here
  3. June 23, 2010 - Imec reports asymmetric nanostructures for early and more accurate prediction of cancer - also here
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Quantum guessing game reveals insight into stronger-than-quantum correlations
Background


Semantic web

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Toward the Semantic Web
Background


Liquid crystal data storage

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Liquid crystals light way to better data storage - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - 'BC5' material shows superhard, superconducting potential - also here
  2. June 27, 2010 - Physicists explain why superconductors fail to produce super currents - also here
Background


Information storage with light

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Memories made of light
  2. June 24, 2010 - World first for quantum memory storage - also here
  3. June 24, 2010 - Quantum crystal stops light in its tracks
  4. June 28, 2010 - Light memories recall quantum information
  5. July 12, 2010 - Quantum memory takes a leap forward
Background, Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Panasonic Develops A Gallium Nitride (GaN) Terahertz Detector with High Sensitivity
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Researchers design more reliable invisibility cloak
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Thin films show surprising reactivity, could lead to better fuel cells
Background


Biomedical diagnostic technology

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - NIST team advances in translating language of nanopores - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip - also here
Background



Life sciences


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Stem cells made without new genes
Background


Body louse genome

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Sequencing Napoleon's nemesis
  2. June 21, 2010 - Body Louse Genome Reveals a Vulnerable Parasite
  3. June 21, 2010 - Researchers sequence human body louse genome - also here
  4. June 22, 2010 - Genome of human parasite throws up surprises
  5. June 22, 2010 - Sequencing of the Human Body Louse Genome: Important Step Toward Control of Disease-Vector Insect
  6. June 22, 2010 - Genome Sequence May Lead to Better Methods to Target Lice
  7. June 22, 2010 - Scientists sequence human louse genome
Background


Australopithecus afarensis

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Africa's next top hominid
  2. June 21, 2010 - Oldest Skeleton of Lucy's Species Unveiled
  3. June 21, 2010 - Lucy fossil gets jolted upright by Big Man
  4. June 21, 2010 - "Lucy" Kin Pushes Back Evolution of Upright Walking?
  5. June 21, 2010 - Scientists announce discovery of 3.6 million-year-old relative of 'Lucy' - also here
  6. June 21, 2010 - 3.6 Million-Year-Old Relative of 'Lucy' Discovered: Early Hominid Skeleton Confirms Human-Like Walking Is Ancient
  7. June 22, 2010 - 'Lucy's Grandfather' Fossil Makes Humanity's Ancestor Seem More Like Us
Background


1000 Genomes Project

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - 1000 Genomes Project releases pilot data - also here
Background


Human microbiota

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Study examines, compares bacteria in the nose and throat
Background


Genetic mixing

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Understanding Genetic Mixing Through Migration: A Tool for Clinicians as Well as Geneaologists
Background


Mitochondrial inner membrane proteins

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Researchers Decipher Makeup of Generators in Cellular Power Plants
Background


Viral capsids

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Physical Model Describes Structures of Viral Capsids
Background


Genomics

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - 10,000 NHS patients 'to have genes mapped'
  2. June 22, 2010 - Research project takes genetics to African roots - also here
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Data mining algorithm explains complex temporal interactions among genes - also here, here
Background


Protein interaction networks

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Insight into cells could lead to new approach to medicines - also here
Background, Background


Phenotypic expression

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - New genetic analysis reveals principles of phenotypic expression - also here
Background


Swarm movements of bacteria

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Discovery of controlled swarm in bacteria - also here
Background


Evolution of limbs from fins

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - How fins became limbs
  2. June 23, 2010 - Lose fin proteins, gain limb?
  3. June 23, 2010 - Fishy Gene Hints at How Limbs Evolved From Fins
  4. June 24, 2010 - Fish out of water: Gene clue to evolutionary step
  5. June 24, 2010 - Fin to limb evolution clue found
Background


Repair of ultraviolet-damaged DNA and DNA polymerase η

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - The genome's shield from sunlight
Background


Pseudogenes

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Researchers propose a function for pseudogenes
  2. June 23, 2010 - Study reveals new function for pseudogenes and noncoding RNAs - also here
  3. June 24, 2010 - New Form of Gene Regulation Hints at Hidden Dimension of DNA
Background


Peptide synthesis

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - New method of peptide synthesis makes it easier to create drugs based on natural compounds - also here, here, here
Background


Ion channels

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Solving the puzzle of the BK ion channel
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Separation Between Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens Might Have Occurred 500,000 Years Earlier, DNA from Teeth Suggests
Background


Regeneration of lung tissue

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Making lungs in the lab
  2. June 24, 2010 - Rats Breathe With Lab-Grown Lungs
  3. June 24, 2010 - New lab-grown lungs
  4. June 24, 2010 - First Working Replacement Lung Created in Lab
  5. June 24, 2010 - Scientists grow new lungs using 'skeletons' of old ones - also here
  6. June 24, 2010 - Scientists implant regenerated lung tissue in rats - also here, here, here
  7. June 25, 2010 - Artificial lungs grown in lab
  8. June 25, 2010 - Growing lungs in a lab: researchers move closer to goal
  9. June 25, 2010 - U.S. scientists create artificial lungs, of sorts - also here
  10. June 25, 2010 - Scientists create 'artificial' lungs
  11. June 25, 2010 - Researchers create breathing lungs in lab - also here
Background


UK10K project

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - U.K. to Sequence 10,000 Genomes in 3 Years to Shed Light on Diseases
Background


Transposons

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - 'Jumping genes' find new homes in humans more often than previously thought
  2. June 25, 2010 - More Variation in Human Genome Than Expected: Surprisingly Common Transposons or 'Jumping Genes' Are Known to Cause Disease
  3. June 25, 2010 - "Jumping genes" make each person unique: study - also here, here
Background


Primary cilia

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Mysterious cilium functions as cellular communication hub, study shows - also here
  2. June 29, 2010 - Hair Trigger: How a Cell's Primary Cilium Functions as a Molecular Antenna
Background


Gene regulation

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - New regulatory complex turning on genes - also here
Background


Genome-wide association studies

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - 23andMe novel, Web-based/participant-driven GWAS replicates genetic associations
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - An 'Omics' for Databases in the Life Sciences
Background


Bunyavirus infection mechanism

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - A cell turns into a virus factory
Background


STAT3 and stem cells

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Mechanism that may trigger degenerative disease identified - also here
Background


Regulation of mRNA by cleavage

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Messenger RNAs are regulated in far more ways than previously appreciated, study finds - also here
Background, Background


Neutrophils

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Novel Mechanism of Immune Cell Adhesion
Background


Engineered allosteric regulation of kinsases

References:
  1. June 27, 2010 - Technique enables precise control of protein activity in living cells - also here
Background


Cell signaling

References:
  1. June 27, 2010 - Same types of cell respond differently to stimulus, study shows - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies - also here, here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and depression

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Encouraging results from the largest clinical study ever conducted on treating depression with Omega-3 - also here
Background


Ghrelin

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Stomach hormone ghrelin increases desire for high-calorie foods - also here
Background


Language and spatial cognition

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Language in space: language and orientation skills correlate
  2. June 21, 2010 - Researchers Find Language Helps People Solve Spatial Problems - also here
Background, Background


Exercise and alcohol dependence

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Exercise may be an effective and nonpharmacologic treatment option for alcohol dependence - also here
Background


Linguistic change

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - The 'bumpy ride' of linguistic change - also here
Background


Personality and brain structure

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Brain structure corresponds to personality - also here
Background


Face recognition and brain lateralization

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Gay men's bilateral brains better at remembering faces: study - also here
Background


Brain reorganization during growth

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Growing brain is particularly flexible
  2. June 28, 2010 - How neurons reorganize in growing brains
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Now scientists read your mind better than you can - also here
  2. June 23, 2010 - Imaging reveals how brain fails to tune out phantom sounds of tinnitus - also here
  3. June 23, 2010 - Neuroscientists can predict your behavior better than you can - also here
  4. June 23, 2010 - Tool manipulation is represented similarly in the brains of the blind and the sighted - also here
Background


Coping with fear

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Snakes on the brain
  2. June 23, 2010 - Neural mechanisms of courage - also here
Background, Background


Blindsight

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Homing in on the origins of blindsight
  2. June 25, 2010 - Scientists find explanation for blindsight
Background


Sleep and prospective memory

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Memory links to 40 winks - also here
Background, Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Jetting off without the jet lag
Background


Addiction and synaptic plasticity

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Addiction: a loss of plasticity of the brain? - also here
Background


Mathematical modeling of sleep regulation

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - System that controls sleep may be same for most mammals - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Brain waves show signature of autism
Background



Health and medicine


Fructose and cardiometabolic risk

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Fructose sugar makes maturing human fat cells fatter, less insulin-sensitive - also here
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Viral protein structure study offers HIV therapy hope - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - FDA approves more advanced HIV test
  3. June 25, 2010 - The immune system and HIV
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Poor control of diabetes may be linked to low vitamin D - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Well-defined quantity of antioxidants in diet can improve insulin resistance
  3. June 21, 2010 - Adults with newly diagnosed diabetes at risk of liver disease - also here
  4. June 21, 2010 - Bariatric surgery in diabetic adults improves insulin sensitivity better than diet
  5. June 22, 2010 - Mothers' high blood sugar in pregnancy is linked to children's reduced insulin sensitivity - also here
  6. June 22, 2010 - Obesity, weight gain in middle age associated with increased risk of diabetes among older adults - also here
  7. June 23, 2010 - Mechanism explains complications associated with diabetes - also here
  8. June 26, 2010 - New Bristol, Astra diabetes drug effective in study
  9. June 26, 2010 - New J&J diabetes drug effective in mid-stage study
  10. June 27, 2010 - Gestational diabetes linked to serotonin and dietary protein - also here
  11. June 27, 2010 - Minor kidney damage in people with type 1 diabetes leads to increased mortality - also here
  12. June 27, 2010 - Largest diabetes gene search finds 12 new links
  13. June 27, 2010 - Study uncovers new diabetes genes
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Gene therapy reverses type 1 diabetes in mice - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - Blind mice see again
  3. June 24, 2010 - Sight recovery in mice - also here
  4. June 24, 2010 - Gene therapy a step closer to mass production - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Coffee May Protect Against Head and Neck Cancers - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Surveillance colonoscopy should be targeted to high-risk patients - also here
  3. June 21, 2010 - Tumor suppressor APC could stop cancer through its effect on actin cytoskeleton - also here
  4. June 21, 2010 - Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in United States - also here
  5. June 21, 2010 - ASIR Technique Significantly Reduces Already Low Radiation Dose from CT Colonography, Study Finds
  6. June 22, 2010 - Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk - also here
  7. June 22, 2010 - Chlordecone exposure and risk of prostate cancer - also here
  8. June 22, 2010 - Noninvasive combination technique may reduce number of breast biopsies - also here
  9. June 22, 2010 - New lung cancer drug shows dramatic results for shrinking tumors - also here
  10. June 22, 2010 - Coffee may cut risk of head and neck cancers
  11. June 23, 2010 - Researchers find structural basis for incidence of skin cancers in a genetic disorder - also here
  12. June 23, 2010 - Monitoring Can Be the Right Choice for Local Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
  13. June 23, 2010 - Optimizing Brachytherapy Dose on the Same Day as the Implant Can Control Prostate Cancer
  14. June 23, 2010 - UK's NICE rejects Glaxo, Genmab leukemia drug - also here
  15. June 24, 2010 - Off-the-shelf cancer detection: Consumer-grade camera detects cancer cells in real time - also here, here, here
  16. June 24, 2010 - New route to killing cancer gets a test run
  17. June 24, 2010 - Silencing hepatitis B virus prevent recurrence of liver cancer - also here
  18. June 24, 2010 - Hydrophobic proteins: Potential biomarkers for colorectal cancer - also here
  19. June 24, 2010 - Is it safe for endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection in treating large sessile colorectal polyps? - also here
  20. June 24, 2010 - Higher cancer rates found in liver transplant patients receiving cyclosporine for immunosuppression - also here
  21. June 24, 2010 - Optimal surgical procedure for duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors - also here
  22. June 24, 2010 - A new therapeutic intervention for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma - also here
  23. June 24, 2010 - UK body rejects Novartis drug Glivec after surgery - also here
  24. June 24, 2010 - Skin condition linked to cancer risk: study
  25. June 25, 2010 - Morphine and Other Pain Relief Drugs Used in Cancer Surgery May Spur Return of Malignancy
  26. June 25, 2010 - New diagnostic test for bladder cancer - also here
  27. June 25, 2010 - International liver cancer congress provides possible solutions to reduce significant burden
  28. June 25, 2010 - New tools for earlier breast cancer diagnosis
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Identification of a novel tumor suppressor
  2. June 21, 2010 - Studying cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets - also here, here, here
  3. June 24, 2010 - Profiling prostate cancer - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Can multiple sclerosis attacks be minimized in a war zone?
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Early menopause linked to higher risk of future cardiovascular disease - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Study finds novel pathway may open doors for new blood pressure treatments - also here
  3. June 21, 2010 - Anxiety disorders in youth tied to heart risks later
  4. June 21, 2010 - Early menopause raises heart disease risk - also here
  5. June 22, 2010 - Study examines outcomes of lowering homocysteine levels with folic acid and vitamin B12 - also here
  6. June 22, 2010 - Second-hand smoke can double risk of fatal heart disease: study
  7. June 22, 2010 - More evidence that secondhand smoke can kill
  8. June 22, 2010 - B vitamins make no difference in heart disease, cancer
  9. June 23, 2010 - Exercise trumps creatine in cardiac rehab - also here
  10. June 23, 2010 - Migraine sufferers who experienced childhood abuse have greater risk of cardiovascular disease
  11. June 23, 2010 - Selective estrogen targeting to protect the heart and blood vessels
  12. June 23, 2010 - Researchers find key to getting estrogen's benefits without cancer risk - also here
  13. June 23, 2010 - To predict atherosclerosis, follow the disturbed blood flow - also here here
  14. June 23, 2010 - Risk Factors For Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Embolism Differ Between Races; Study Shows True Causes Remain Unknown
  15. June 23, 2010 - More children, higher stroke risk for women?
  16. June 24, 2010 - Researcher Confirms Blueberries Can Improve Cardiovascular Health
  17. June 24, 2010 - Targeting flight-or-fight hormone response to combat heart failure - also here, here
  18. June 24, 2010 - How genetic 'chips' could help to understand heart disease
  19. June 24, 2010 - Can START Stop Cholesterol Build-Up?
  20. June 24, 2010 - Is obesity a factor in rising stroke rates in women?
  21. June 25, 2010 - Diabetes doubles risk of heart attack and strokes
  22. June 25, 2010 - Immune Cells and Atherosclerosis
  23. June 25, 2010 - Could breathing car exhaust trigger a stroke?
  24. June 27, 2010 - Can too much HDL be harmful to women with type 1 diabetes? - also here
  25. June 27, 2010 - No heart benefit from Omega-3 in women with type 1 diabetes
  26. June 27, 2010 - Targeting Flight-or-Fight Hormone Response to Combat Heart Failure
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 21, 2010 - Common Alzheimer's Medication Helps Skills Necessary for Safe Driving, Study Suggests
  2. June 22, 2010 - Research offers clues to Alzheimer's disease - also here
  3. June 23, 2010 - Brain stimulation technique boosts language ability in Alzheimer's patients - also here
  4. June 24, 2010 - Hallmark Alzheimer's disease changes found in retinas of humans and imaged in live animals - also here
  5. June 24, 2010 - Novel radiotracer shines new light on the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients - also here
  6. June 24, 2010 - Antihypertensive drugs may protect against Alzheimer's disease - also here
Background


Cell phones and cancer

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Mobiles not linked to child cancer
  2. June 22, 2010 - No link between early childhood cancers and living near mobile phone base station during pregnancy, says study - also here
  3. June 22, 2010 - Large study finds no cell phone mast link to cancer - also here
  4. June 23, 2010 - Cellphone towers not linked to childhood cancer
  5. June 23, 2010 - No link between infant cancer and phone masts
  6. June 23, 2010 - No link between infant cancer, phone masts: study
Background


Resveratrol and metabolism

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Lemurs lose weight with 'life-extending' supplement - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 22, 2010 - Prevalence and Drug Sensitivity of Tuberculosis Among Patients Dying in Hospital in South Africa
  2. June 23, 2010 - 'Hidden' tuberculosis raises drug-resistance fears
Background


Oncolytic virus therapy

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Progress Is Made Tackling Tumors with Viruses
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Parkinson's patients' 'risky behavior' explained - also here
  2. June 23, 2010 - Tests help predict falls in Parkinson's disease
  3. June 24, 2010 - Nna proteins play role in catastrophic neuron death in mice, flies -- and perhaps people
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Early and aggressive arthritis treatment recommended - also here
  2. June 24, 2010 - Aerobic exercise safe and effective for rheumatoid arthritis patients
  3. June 25, 2010 - UK's NICE backs wider choice of arthritis drugs - also here
Background


Effects of sleep deprivation

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - REM sleep deprivation plays a role in chronic migraine - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - New Technology for Pharmaceutical Drug Development
  2. June 24, 2010 - Chemists find an easier way to synthesize new drug candidates - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 23, 2010 - Stem-cell corneas last up to a decade: study - also here
  2. June 23, 2010 - Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns - also here, here
  3. June 24, 2010 - Researcher explain how embryo fights retroviral infection - also here
  4. June 25, 2010 - Noodle-shaped string of aligned nanofibers promises better tissue regeneration
  5. June 25, 2010 - Ronin recruits protein 'allies' to sustain embryonic stem cell growth - also here
  6. June 25, 2010 - Chromosomal variations found in early passage female embryonic stem cells - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Recipe for Disease: A Gene and a Virus
  2. June 24, 2010 - Gene + virus + injury = disease?
  3. June 24, 2010 - Virus works with gene to cause Crohn's-like illness - also here
  4. June 24, 2010 - C-reactive protein measurement in children inflammatory bowel disease patients - also here
  5. June 24, 2010 - A future strategy for the treatment of patients with ulcerative colitis - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 24, 2010 - Oxidative and nitrosative stress contribute to lupus disease activity - also here
Background


Vitamin D and cognitive function

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Vitamin D and mental agility in elders - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Antioxidants may help prevent malaria complicaton that leads to learning impairment - also here
  2. June 25, 2010 - Malaria accompanied humans out of Africa
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 25, 2010 - Bird flu: In the plumage the secret of virus spread success
Background


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