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Volume 9, Number 27
July 5, 2010


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

Large Hadron Collider
Water on Mars
Ground-based telescopes
Greenhouse gases
Global warming
Active glactic nuclei
Quantum entanglement
Extrasolar planets
Extragalactic orgins of Milky Way stars
Early development of Milky Way globular clusters
Graph theory
James Webb Space Telescope
Formation of massive stars
Galaxy collisions
Star-forming regions
Supernovae
Black holes
Formation of earliest stars
Cosmic rays
Macroscopic quantum effects
Herschel observation of distant galaxies and quasars
X-rays from accreting black hole jet
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Quantum theory - decoherence, quantum darwinism
Earthquakes
Rydberg atoms

Technology

All-optical networking
Magnonics
Molecular information technology
Quantum computing
Terahertz technology
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Virtual reality
Transformation optics

Life sciences

Speciation
The ribosome and antibiotics
Origins of life
Filoviruses
Comparison of human and chimpanzee genomes
LINE-1 retrotransposons
Bacterial chemotaxis
Evolution of menopause
Proteins with synthetic amino acids
Disruption of biofilms due to bacterial death
Cell reprogramming
Sexual selection
Very ancient macrofossils
SIRT1, fasting, and production of fats and cholesterol
Genetic signatures of longevity
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Errors in DNA repair
Epigenetic effects of histone H1 phosphorylation
T cell development and transcription factor Bcl11b
Staphylococcus aureus host cell invasion
Recent human evolution
Cell signaling classification

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

M3-muscarinic receptors, learning, and memory
Hormones and human competitiveness
Emotion and memory
Sleep and ATP levels
Brain lateralization of motivation
Sound localization
Impulsiveness and dopamine
Depression
Sense of balance
Memory formation under stress
Cortical rate coding to mask noise
Neurotransmitters, nucleus accumbens, and control of emotions
Effect of kynurenic acid on cognition
Schizophrenia
Autism
Cortical layering in the brain
Pax6 and brain development
Influence of olfaction on vision
Bipolar disorder
Face perception
Mammalian feature of bird brains
Unconscious decision making

Health and medicine

Diabetes
Health benefits of resveratrol
Nanobiotechnology
Metabolic syndrome and phenoloic components of olive oil
Malaria
Cardiovascular disease
Cognitive impairment
Cancer
Cancer biology
Alzheimer's disease
Influenza vaccine
Stem cells
AIDS
Asthma
Cancer stem cells
Antibiotics
Parkinson's disease
Obesity
Autoimmune disease
Multiple sclerosis
Metabolic syndrome and vitamin D
Hepatitis C
Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile



Physical sciences


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - LHC smashes beam collision record
  2. June 28, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider gains pace: CERN
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Study indicates life was possible all over Mars
  2. June 29, 2010 - Mars once had more water than we knew
Background


Ground-based telescopes

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - India Joins Mega-Telescope as Astronomy Battle Heats Up
Background


Greenhouse gases

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Carbon dioxide on the rise
  2. June 28, 2010 - NASA Satellite Adds Carbon Dioxide to its Repertoire
  3. July 1, 2010 - Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Methane and Nitrous Oxide Underestimated, Research Suggests
  4. July 1, 2010 - Scrubbing CO2 from atmosphere could be a long-term commitment - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Sea Ice in the Arctic Not Recovering: Another Critical Minimum Forecast
  2. June 29, 2010 - Arctic climate may be more sensitive to warming than thought, says new study - also here, here, here
  3. June 29, 2010 - Western Mediterranean Has Warmed for More Than a Century, Study Finds
  4. June 29, 2010 - Climate change amplified in Arctic
  5. June 30, 2010 - Warmer ecosystems could absorb less atmospheric carbon dioxide - also here
  6. June 30, 2010 - Arctic could be a tipping point for warming
Background


Active glactic nuclei

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Unraveling the mystery of Hanny's Voorwerp: astronomers peer into the depths of IC 2497
  2. June 29, 2010 - Galactic monster mystery solved
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Physicists harness forces of destruction to link isolated atoms
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Planet and star are indeed moving together - also here
  2. June 29, 2010 - First Direct Photo of Alien Planet Finally Confirmed
  3. June 30, 2010 - "First" Picture of Planet Orbiting Sunlike Star Confirmed
  4. July 1, 2010 - First pics of faraway planet confirmed
  5. July 2, 2010 - Planets 'Sing' in Three-Part Harmony
  6. July 15, 2010 - Directly imaged exoplanet challenges formation models
Background


Extragalactic orgins of Milky Way stars

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - 'Galactic archaeologists' find origin of Milky Way's ancient stars - also here, here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Some Ancient Stars In Milky Way Were Born Elsewhere
Background, Background


Early development of Milky Way globular clusters

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Astronomers Glimpse at Earliest Phases of Our Home Galaxy
Background


Graph theory

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Scientists Develop World's Fastest Program to Find Patterns in Social Networks
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - ESA to set tiny hair-like Webb Telescope microshutters
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - UKIRT Unveils the Mysteries of Massive Star Formation - also here
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Astronomers Solve Mystery of the Leo Ring
  2. July 1, 2010 - Mysterious giant gas ring origin identified
  3. July 2, 2010 - Image: Colliding galaxies
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Beautiful New Image of a Rare Blue Nebula
  2. June 30, 2010 - R Coronae Australis: A cosmic watercolor - also here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Supernovae mystery solved
  2. June 30, 2010 - Stars Become Two-Faced When They Explode
  3. July 2, 2010 - Strengthening the case for dark energy: type Ia supernovae are uniform after all
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - A Black Hole Slingshot?
Background


Formation of earliest stars

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Researchers Shed Light on Birth of the First Stars
  2. July 1, 2010 - First Stars Formed Fast
  3. July 1, 2010 - Insights into early star formation
  4. July 1, 2010 - Conditions for Universe's First Stars Recreated In Lab
  5. July 1, 2010 - A Star Is Born ... But How? - also here
Background, Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Scientists Prove Cosmic Rays Are Made of Protons
Background


Macroscopic quantum effects

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - How 'spooky' quantum mechanical laws may affect everyday objects - also here
  2. July 3, 2010 - How Rules of Physics in Quantum World Change When Applied to Classical World
Background


Herschel observation of distant galaxies and quasars

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Herschel reveals details of distant galaxies and quasars - also here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Herschel telescope spies galaxy with cosmic 'zoom lens'
Background, Background


X-rays from accreting black hole jet

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - RXTE Homes in on a Black Hole's Jets - also here, here
Background


Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Launch of Space-Based Particle-Physics Experiment Delayed Until Next Year
Background


Quantum theory - decoherence, quantum darwinism

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Search for the bridge to the quantum world - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Scientists seek clues in Mexicali earthquake
Background


Rydberg atoms

References:
  1. July 3, 2010 - A giant proposal for a new type of molecule
Background



Technology


All-optical networking

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - An Internet 100 times as fast: A new network design could boost capacity
Background, Background


Magnonics

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Researchers analyze the future of transistor-less magnonic logic circuits
Background


Molecular information technology

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Genetic inspiration could show the way to revolutionise information technology - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Diamonds and the holy grail of quantum computing - also here
  2. June 30, 2010 - Scientists Advance Quantum Computing & Energy Conversion Tech - also here
  3. July 4, 2010 - Unusual quantum states may shake up quantum computing
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Scientists report first monolithic terahertz solid-state transceiver - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells - also here
  2. June 29, 2010 - Molecules typically found in blue jean and ink dyes may lead to more efficient solar cells
  3. July 1, 2010 - Mass production of polymer solar cells within reach
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Graphene 2.0: A new approach to making a unique material - also here
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Virtual reality you can reach out and touch
Background


Transformation optics

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Transformation optics make a U-turn for the better - also here
Background



Life sciences


Speciation

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Fathers' scent helps keep two species separate
  2. June 30, 2010 - New Smell Drives Evolution of New Moth Species
Background


The ribosome and antibiotics

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Building better antibiotics (by understanding the ribosome)
Background, Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - The origin of life: putting chemistry inside a cell
  2. June 29, 2010 - Zapping Titan-like atmosphere with UV rays creates life precursors - also here, here
Background


Filoviruses

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Ebola and Marburg viruses may be much older than thought
  2. July 2, 2010 - Wallabies and bats harbor 'fossil' genes from the most deadly family of human viruses - also here, here, here
Background


Comparison of human and chimpanzee genomes

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - What Makes Us Human? Studies of Chimp and Human DNA May Tell Us
Background


LINE-1 retrotransposons

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - 'Copy-and-paste DNA' more common than previously thought - also here
Background


Bacterial chemotaxis

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - More Than Half of Bacteria Have Homing Ability
Background


Evolution of menopause

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - The Mathematics of Menopause
  2. July 1, 2010 - Killer whales and the mystery of human menopause - also here
  3. July 2, 2010 - Whales and humans linked by 'helpful grandmothers'
Background, Background


Proteins with synthetic amino acids

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Novel artificial proteins for industry and science - also here
Background, Background


Disruption of biofilms due to bacterial death

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Deaths in the family cause bacteria to flee - also here, here, here
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Turning back the cellular clock - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - 'Sex' drove fossil animal traits
Background


Very ancient macrofossils

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Ancient macrofossils unearthed in West Africa
  2. June 30, 2010 - African fossils suggest complex life arose early
  3. June 30, 2010 - Earlier start to multicellular life?
  4. June 30, 2010 - 2-Billion-Year-Old Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life
  5. June 30, 2010 - Discovery of a complex, multicellular life from over two billion years ago - also here
  6. July 1, 2010 - Spark of multicellular life two billion years old
  7. July 1, 2010 - 'Cookie-shaped' fossils point to multicellular life
Background


SIRT1, fasting, and production of fats and cholesterol

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - When food intake stops, enzyme turns off production of fats, cholesterol - also here
Background


Genetic signatures of longevity

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Genetic variations offer longer life
  2. July 1, 2010 - For most centenarians, longevity is written in the DNA
  3. July 1, 2010 - Longevity's secret code revealed
  4. July 1, 2010 - Genetic Secrets of Living to 100
  5. July 1, 2010 - Longevity Genes Found; Predict Chances of Reaching 100
  6. July 1, 2010 - Genetic Factors Associated with Increased Longevity Identified
  7. July 1, 2010 - Researchers identify genetic signatures of human exceptional longevity - also here
  8. July 1, 2010 - Genes predict living beyond 100
  9. July 1, 2010 - Gene pattern predicts who will live the longest - also here
  10. July 1, 2010 - Closing in on Genes That Help People Live to 100 - also here
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Stem cells from blood a 'huge' milestone
  2. July 1, 2010 - Stem Cells From Human Blood Can Be Reprogrammed
  3. July 1, 2010 - Reprogrammed human blood cells show promise for disease research - also here
  4. July 1, 2010 - Frozen blood a source of stem cells, study finds - also here
Background


Errors in DNA repair

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - DNA repair causes damage
  2. July 1, 2010 - DNA mutation rates raise curtain on cause of cancer - also here
  3. July 1, 2010 - Scientists uncover novel role for DNA repair protein linked to cancer - also here
Background, Background


Epigenetic effects of histone H1 phosphorylation

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Histone H1 regulates gene activity throughout the cell cycle - also here, here
Background, Background


T cell development and transcription factor Bcl11b

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Genetic regulator opens new avenues to AIDS, immune system research - also here
  2. July 2, 2010 - Biologists discover how T cells make a commitment - also here, here, here
Background


Staphylococcus aureus host cell invasion

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Researchers identify what makes MRSA lethal - also here
Background


Recent human evolution

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Tibetan adaptation to high altitude occurred in less than 3,000 years - also here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Tibetans Underwent Fastest Evolution Seen in Humans
Background


Cell signaling classification

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Cell signaling classification system gives researchers new tool
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


M3-muscarinic receptors, learning, and memory

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - New study uncovers key to how we learn and remember - also here
Background


Hormones and human competitiveness

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Some males react to competition like bonobos, others like chimpanzees
Background


Emotion and memory

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Emotion Affects Memory's Reliability
Background, Background


Sleep and ATP levels

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Brain's energy restored during sleep, suggests animal study - also here
Background


Brain lateralization of motivation

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Is your left hand more motivated than your right hand? - also here
Background


Sound localization

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Key mechanism in the brain's computation of sound location identified - also here here
Background


Impulsiveness and dopamine

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Impulsive, weak-willed or just too much dopamine? - also here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Depressed mice could aid research on drug-resistant depression in humans - also here
  2. June 30, 2010 - New insights into link between anti-cholesterol statin drugs and depression - also here
  3. July 1, 2010 - Depressed? Fish oil might help
Background


Sense of balance

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - 'Quake' reveals how eyes and ears keep us balanced
Background


Memory formation under stress

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Can you make a snail forget? - also here
Background


Cortical rate coding to mask noise

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - A butterfly effect in the brain - also here
Background


Neurotransmitters, nucleus accumbens, and control of emotions

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Brain's computer has separate keyboard to control powerful emotions
Background, Background


Effect of kynurenic acid on cognition

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Scientists develop new strategy that may improve cognition - also here
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Differences Between Women and Men With a Primary Psychotic Episode Analyzed
  2. July 1, 2010 - New blood-test to aid in Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - IVF Linked to Autism, Study Suggests
Background


Cortical layering in the brain

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Researchers Work to Prevent Neurological Diseases
Background


Pax6 and brain development

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - New master switch in brain?
  2. July 1, 2010 - Gene regulating human brain development identified - also here
  3. July 1, 2010 - Study pinpoints single gene crucial for brain development - also here
Background


Influence of olfaction on vision

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Seeing ear to eye
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Multiple Symptoms Can Point to Bipolar Disorder
Background


Face perception

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Facial recognition at first glance
Background


Mammalian feature of bird brains

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Our brains are more like birds' than we thought - also here, here
Background


Unconscious decision making

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Think You're Operating on Free Will? Think Again
  2. July 6, 2010 - Some outcomes require no thought: review
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - U.S. studies conflict on Glaxo diabetes drug risk - also here
  2. June 28, 2010 - Researchers identify 12 new genes linked to diabetes
  3. June 28, 2010 - Researchers discover how insulin-producing cells increase during pregnancy
  4. June 28, 2010 - Mass. General Hospital announces completion of Phase I diabetes trial - also here
  5. June 28, 2010 - Death rates from type 1 diabetes steadily improving - also here
  6. June 29, 2010 - Controlling blood sugar may prevent eye problems in diabetes patients
  7. June 29, 2010 - A 1-2 punch: Embryonic cell and adult pig islet transplants cure diabetes in rats - also here
  8. June 29, 2010 - Near-normal blood sugar target did not delay risk of organ damage in people with diabetes - also here
  9. June 29, 2010 - FDA approves trial for type 1 diabetes treatment
  10. June 29, 2010 - New Variants Found That Indicate a Predisposition to Type 2 Diabetes
  11. June 29, 2010 - Intensive diabetes treatments give mixed results - also here, here
  12. June 29, 2010 - New test can determine your risk of Type II diabetes
Background


Health benefits of resveratrol

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Resveratrol shows activity against insulin resistance and retinal disease
  2. July 1, 2010 - Resveratrol Linked to Positive Impact on Pre-diabetes
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Using nanotechnology to improve a cancer treatment
  2. June 28, 2010 - Researchers Using Nanoscale Particles to Battle Cancer
Background


Metabolic syndrome and phenoloic components of olive oil

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Molecular biology provides clues to health benefits of olive oil
  2. June 30, 2010 - Virgin olive oil and a Mediterranean diet fight heart disease by changing how our genes function - also here
Background, Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Underwater sponges and worms may hold key to cure for malaria - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Dark chocolate lowers blood pressure - also here
  2. June 28, 2010 - Nitrate in beetroot juice lowers blood pressure - also here
  3. June 28, 2010 - Report examines whether statins prevent death in high-risk individuals without heart disease - also here
  4. June 28, 2010 - New meta-analysis demonstrates heart risks associated with rosiglitazone - also here
  5. June 28, 2010 - Type 2 diabetes medication rosiglitazone associated with increased cardiovascular risks and death - also here
  6. June 28, 2010 - Aggressive control of cardiac risk factors might not benefit all patients with diabetes
  7. June 28, 2010 - Nitrate content 'behind benefits of beetroot juice'
  8. June 28, 2010 - Study raises questions over wider use of statins - also here
  9. June 28, 2010 - New study disputes risk from diabetes drug Avandia
  10. June 28, 2010 - US studies see heart risk with Glaxo diabetes drug
  11. June 28, 2010 - Q+A-Does Avandia damage the heart? Questions remain - also here
  12. June 28, 2010 - Diabetes drug risks reported ahead of FDA hearing - also here
  13. June 28, 2010 - Cholesterol drugs for the healthy still debatable - also here
  14. June 29, 2010 - Study finds no link between diabetes drug rosiglitazone and increased rate of heart attack - also here
  15. June 29, 2010 - Importance of cell-cell communication
  16. June 29, 2010 - New Formula Gives First Accurate Peak Heart Rate for Women - also here, here
  17. June 29, 2010 - New articles highlight rift over statins
  18. June 29, 2010 - For diabetes drug Avandia, bad news continues
  19. June 30, 2010 - Adverse Cardiovascular Events Reported in Testosterone Trial in Older Men
  20. June 30, 2010 - Study shows key enzyme in fetal heart development also involved in adult heart disease - also here
  21. June 30, 2010 - Testosterone gel linked to heart problems - also here
  22. July 1, 2010 - 'Wonder gene' found to affect blood pressure
  23. July 1, 2010 - Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease in elderly men - also here
  24. July 1, 2010 - High fructose diet may contribute to high blood pressure - also here
  25. July 1, 2010 - Giving birth many times linked to increased risk of heart disease
  26. July 1, 2010 - Fructose intake may increase blood pressure risk
  27. July 1, 2010 - Too much fructose could raise your blood pressure
  28. July 2, 2010 - Researchers Study Blood Pressure, Physical Ability, Cognition Correlations
  29. July 2, 2010 - Fructose sweeteners may hike blood pressure
Background


Cognitive impairment

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Memory problems not the only predictor of later mild cognitive impairment - also here
  2. June 30, 2010 - Teenage physical activity reduces risk of cognitive impairment in later life - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Statins associated with lower cancer recurrence following prostatectomy - also here
  2. June 28, 2010 - Immune system important in fight against stomach cancer - also here
  3. June 28, 2010 - Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer - also here
  4. June 28, 2010 - Cancer survivors urged to exercise - also here
  5. June 29, 2010 - Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells - also here
  6. June 29, 2010 - Mystery unraveled: How asbestos causes cancer - also here
  7. June 29, 2010 - Smoking-related colorectal cancer in older women is associated with molecularly-defined DNA changes - also here
  8. June 29, 2010 - Researchers suggest new paradigm for breast cancer screening
  9. June 29, 2010 - Interventions to Promote Repeat Breast Cancer Screening With Mammography
  10. June 29, 2010 - Excess weight linked to increased risk of dying from cancer in populations of Asia-Pacific
  11. June 29, 2010 - New saliva test 'can detect various cancers'
  12. June 30, 2010 - 14-year trial shows that prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by almost half
  13. June 30, 2010 - Prostate cancer study's dramatic results
  14. June 30, 2010 - A key mechanism links virgin olive oil to protection against breast cancer - also here
  15. June 30, 2010 - Study finds prostate screening cuts cancer deaths
  16. June 30, 2010 - Asian study links obesity to cancer
  17. July 1, 2010 - New research model of human prostate cancer shows cancer development - also here
  18. July 1, 2010 - UVA radiation damages DNA in human melanocyte skin cells and can lead to melanoma - also here
  19. July 1, 2010 - Study shows how loss of key protein promotes aggressive form of leukemia - also here
  20. July 1, 2010 - Novartis's Afinitor keeps NET cancer at bay longer
  21. July 2, 2010 - Patients with treatment-resistant CLL respond positively to stem cell transplants - also here
  22. July 2, 2010 - Roche's Avastin helps slow ovarian cancer progression
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Lizard reveals cancer secrets
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Alzheimer's imaging study identifies changes in brain's white matter - also here
  2. June 30, 2010 - New study identifies best tests for predicting Alzheimer's disease - also here
  3. June 30, 2010 - Study identifies best tests to predict Alzheimer's
Background


Influenza vaccine

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Study finds body's potential universal flu defense - also here
  2. June 29, 2010 - Study finds new potential flu defence
  3. June 30, 2010 - Researchers take a step toward universal flu vaccine
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 28, 2010 - Extracted teeth yield stem cells
  2. June 30, 2010 - Stem cells from fat may help heal bone
  3. July 1, 2010 - Brain stem cells need their rest, too - also here
  4. July 1, 2010 - Stem-cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Despite countless changes, original HIV infection lurks within - also here, here, here
  2. June 30, 2010 - Mystery of AIDS-resistant monkeys revealed
  3. July 1, 2010 - Cellular and molecular events that restrict HIV transmission identified - also here
  4. July 2, 2010 - Stem-cell work closes a door to AIDS virus - also here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. June 29, 2010 - Subtle Mutations in Immune Gene May Increase Risk for Asthma - also here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Experimental nonsteroidal treatment of asthma shows promise - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Melanoma-initiating cell identified - also here
  2. July 1, 2010 - Cancer stem cells are not one size fits all, lung cancer models show - also here
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Scientists identify a secret ingredient in honey that kills bacteria - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Serotonin solves decades-old mystery in Parkinson's disease
  2. June 30, 2010 - Rogue cells explain Parkinson's transplant problem: study - also here
  3. July 2, 2010 - Reversal of fortune for Parkinson's disease transplant treatment
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Sedentary Behavior Puts White Women at Greatest Risk for Obesity
  2. July 2, 2010 - Sleep problems linked to weight gain in middle-age
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - Cancer drug shows promise for treating a wide range of inflammatory diseases - also here
  2. June 30, 2010 - Antioxidants no help vs rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
  3. July 1, 2010 - Rare variants in gene coding may up risk of autoimmune disorders
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 30, 2010 - University launches clinical trial of new multiple sclerosis treatment
  2. July 1, 2010 - Brain atrophy responsible for depression in people battling multiple sclerosis - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome and vitamin D

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Low vitamin D linked to the metabolic syndrome in elderly people - also here
Background, Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. July 1, 2010 - Discovery of a hepatitis C-related virus in bats may reduce outbreaks in humans - also here
Background


Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile

References:
  1. July 2, 2010 - Antibiotic Use Boosts Risk of Infection with Clostridium Bacteria
Background


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