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Volume 9, Number 36
September 6, 2010


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

Sunspots
Cosmic rays
Star forming-regions
Climate change
Galaxy cluster collisions
Paleoclimatology
Laboratory model of coronal mass ejection
Theoretical analysis of a fermionic gas
Extrasolar planets
IceCube neutrino observatory
Plate tectonics
Galaxy superwinds
Astrochemistry
String theory and quantum entanglement
Experimental tests of gravity
Self-organization phenomena
Earthquakes
Climate modeling
Supernovae
Supersolidity
Superfluidity
Earth's magnetic field
Mantle roots
Core-mantle boundary
Solar magnetic field
Fine structure constant

Technology

Skyrmions
Quantum optics
Ultrafast lasers
Grid computing
Organic electronics
Microfluidics
Spintronics
Silicon oxide circuits
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Quantum computation
Superconductivity
Memristors
Nanotechnology
Metal-organic frameworks
Topological insulators
Fractional quantum Hall effect

Life sciences

Trypanosome evasion of innate immunity
RNA maturation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Bacterial altruism
Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell lineage
Evolutionary origins of mutualism
Self-organization in muscle fibers
Adenovirus structure
Human genetic variation
Unexpected degree of similarity in the human adaptive immune system
Adipocyte secreted proteins
Systems biology
Evolution and mass extinctions
γδ T cells
Mitotic chromosome structure
Nuclear pore complex operation
Deinococcus radiodurans radiation protection mechanism
Origins of life
Cannibalistic bacteria
PRDM9 and genetic recombination

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Disruption of circadian rhythm and affective disorder
Brain-imaging studies
Fasting and sleep deprivation
Depression
Sleep deprivation and mental illness
Autism
Addiction and compulsive eating
Behavior change in social networks
Gene imprinting and altruism
Dopaminergic neurons and academic performance
Cerebral cortex evolution
Htt, mitosis, and neurogenesis

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Tuberculosis
Multiple sclerosis
Longevity benefits of moderate alcohol consumption
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer biology
Obesity
Stem cells
Diabetes
Lupus
Alzheimer's disease
Insomnia and mortality risks
Inflammatory bowel disease
Antibiotic resistance
Omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation, and diabetes
Malaria
Staphylococcus aureus infection susceptibility
Drug design
Dementia
Hepatitis C
Myc and pluripotent stem cells
AIDS
Asthma
Avian flu
Parkinson's disease



Physical sciences


Sunspots

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - New Sunspot Pictures: Sharpest View Yet in Visible Light
  2. September 3, 2010 - New Telescope Takes Best Sunspot Photo Ever
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Conflicting Data on High-Energy Cosmic Rays Leave Their Source--or Sources--Unresolved
Background


Star forming-regions

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Young stars biting the cloud that feeds them
  2. September 2, 2010 - Star City
Background


Climate change

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Dramatic climate change is unpredictable
Background


Galaxy cluster collisions

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Cluster collisions switch on radio halos
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Dramatic climate change is unpredictable
  2. August 30, 2010 - The Atlantic and Pacific Climate Connection
Background, Background


Laboratory model of coronal mass ejection

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Solar lab
  2. August 31, 2010 - Tube Full of Plasma Creates Solar Eruption in the Lab
Background


Theoretical analysis of a fermionic gas

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Jumping from two and three particles to infinitely many
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - New Technique Finds Gaseous Metals in Exoplanet Atmospheres
  2. August 31, 2010 - With new technique, astronomers find potassium in giant planet's atmosphere - also here, here
  3. August 31, 2010 - Big Alien Planet's Weather Forecast: Hot and Extra Cloudy
  4. September 1, 2010 - Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results - also here, here, here
  5. September 2, 2010 - Exoplanet Shows Gas Giants Start as Dusty Behemoths
  6. September 3, 2010 - Glint of Starlight Could Reveal Liquid Oceans on Exoplanets
  7. September 3, 2010 - 'Earth-like' Exoplanet Could Have a Comet's Tail
Background


IceCube neutrino observatory

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - IceCube neutrino observatory nears completion
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Phenomenon of plate tectonics explained
Background


Galaxy superwinds

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - New Image of Superwind-Blowing Starburst Galaxy
  2. September 1, 2010 - The superwind galaxy NGC 4666 - also here
  3. September 1, 2010 - Starburst Galaxy Unleashes Gassy 'Superwind' - also here
  4. September 1, 2010 - Astronomy: Starburst galaxy comes into focus
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Hot Water Around Giant Carbon Star Creates Interstellar Mystery - also here
  2. September 1, 2010 - Recipe for water: Just add starlight
  3. September 1, 2010 - Old Star's Super-Hot Water Vapor Surprises Scientists
  4. September 2, 2010 - Recipe for water: just add starlight - also here, here, here, here, here
  5. September 2, 2010 - Dying star in hot water
Background


String theory and quantum entanglement

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - New study suggests researchers can now test the 'theory of everything'
  2. September 2, 2010 - String Theory Finally Does Something Useful
  3. September 3, 2010 - String theory entangled
Background, Background


Experimental tests of gravity

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Scientists propose new test for gravity
Background


Self-organization phenomena

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - A model system for group behavior of nanomachines
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - UCI seismologist finds far more frequent earthquakes along the San Andreas
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Supercomputing brings the climate picture into focus
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Reveal Composition of 'Star Guts' Pouring Out - also here, here
  2. September 2, 2010 - 'Lost years' end for backyard supernova
  3. September 2, 2010 - Hubble observations of supernova reveal composition of 'star guts' pouring out
  4. September 2, 2010 - Supernova Blast Wave Could Shape Galaxy Evolution
  5. September 2, 2010 - Put a Ring on It
  6. September 3, 2010 - Hubble Revisits Supernova 1987A
  7. September 3, 2010 - Guts of Exploded Star Revealed
Background


Supersolidity

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Supersolidity flows back
Background, Background


Superfluidity

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Delving into the world of the ultra-cold
Background, Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Geomagnetic field flip-flops in a flash - also here
  2. September 6, 2010 - Evidence of second fast north-south pole flip found
Background


Mantle roots

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Water in Earth's mantle key to survival of oldest continents
Background


Core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - New scenery at Earth's core-mantle boundary found
Background


Solar magnetic field

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - The Sun's magnetic field warps its environment
Background


Fine structure constant

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Changes spotted in fundamental constant
  2. September 3, 2010 - Changing one of nature's constants
  3. September 3, 2010 - Astronomers: Quasars upend fundamental physics constant
  4. September 6, 2010 - Variations in fine-structure constant suggest laws of physics not the same everywhere
  5. September 7, 2010 - Fundamental constant might change across space
  6. September 8, 2010 - Laws of physics may change across the universe
  7. September 10, 2010 - Meaning of life changes across cosmos
  8. September 14, 2010 - New Physics? Fundamental Cosmic Constant Now Seems Shifty
  9. October 21, 2010 - Taking a second look at evidence for the 'varying' fine-structure constant
Background



Technology


Skyrmions

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - First direct observation of unusual magnetic structure could lead to novel electronic, magnetic memory devices
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Better light measurement through quantum cloning
  2. August 31, 2010 - NIST Researchers Create 'Quantum Cats' Made of Light - also here, here
  3. September 5, 2010 - 'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications
Background, Background


Ultrafast lasers

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Producing isolated laser pulses in attoseconds made easier using two-color laser field
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - LHC computing grid pushes petabytes of data, beats expectations
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Hong Kong researchers break new ground in nanotechnology
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Microfluidic device allows collection, analysis of hard-to-handle immune cells
  2. August 30, 2010 - New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients' bedside
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Organic spin filters
Background


Silicon oxide circuits

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Advances Offer Path to Further Shrink Computer Chips
  2. August 31, 2010 - Silicon oxide circuits break barrier: Nanocrystal conductors could lead to massive, robust 3-D storage - also here, here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Off-the-shelf dyes improve solar cells
  2. September 3, 2010 - Cheaper, better solar cell is full of holes
  3. September 5, 2010 - New technique could yield self-assembling solar cells - also here
  4. September 5, 2010 - New self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself - also here, here
  5. September 7, 2010 - Bacterial light-harvesting proteins make a regenerating solar cell
  6. September 8, 2010 - 'Self-repairing' photovoltaics not damaged by the Sun
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - DNA helps turn graphene into a chemical sensor
  2. September 2, 2010 - Researchers develop simple technique to visualize atomic-scale structures - also here, here
  3. September 3, 2010 - Engineers achieve world record with high-speed graphene transistors - also here
  4. September 3, 2010 - Graphene transistor beats speed records
  5. September 3, 2010 - High-speed graphene transistors achieve world-record 300 GHz
Background


Quantum computation

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Treasure hunt
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - New material may reveal inner workings of hi-temp superconductors
Background


Memristors

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Ready for ReRAM? HP and Hynix think so
  2. September 3, 2010 - HP finds partner to build memristors into chips - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - The perfect nanocube: Precise control of size, shape and composition
  2. September 2, 2010 - Piezotronics: Researchers create new class of piezoelectric logic devices using zinc oxide nanowires - also here, here
Background


Metal-organic frameworks

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Porous metal-organic framework made from food-grade natural products
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - A bumpy road
Background, Background


Fractional quantum Hall effect

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Spin-polarized fractional quantum Hall effect
Background, Background



Life sciences


Trypanosome evasion of innate immunity

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - New research shows how disease-causing parasite gets around human innate immunity
Background


RNA maturation

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Nature's quality control in yeast
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Researchers achieve major breakthrough in cell reprogramming
  2. August 30, 2010 - New method for generating human stem cells is remarkably efficient - also here
  3. September 3, 2010 - Induced pluripotent stem cell retain an inactivated X chromosome
Background


Bacterial altruism

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Cannibal bacteria could lead to new antibiotics
  2. September 1, 2010 - Altruistic Bacteria
  3. September 1, 2010 - Hints of altruism among bacteria
  4. September 1, 2010 - Nice bacteria finish last
  5. September 1, 2010 - New insights into antibiotic resistance: Researchers find charitable behavior in bacteria
  6. September 1, 2010 - Bacterial Charity Work Thwarts Medical Treatments
  7. September 1, 2010 - Altruistic bacteria may change how we battle antibiotic resistance
Background


Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell lineage

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Scientists discover new protein that gets to the roots of obesity and osteoporosis
Background, Background


Evolutionary origins of mutualism

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Species cooperate out of self-interest rather than to be mutually beneficial, study says
Background


Self-organization in muscle fibers

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Mysterious Patterns Reveal Self-Organizing Muscle Fibers
Background


Adenovirus structure

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Novel nanotechnology collaboration leads to breakthrough in cancer research
Background


Human genetic variation

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Finding variants in the human genome: HapMap 3 points the way forward for human genetics studies
  2. September 2, 2010 - Diseases prove elusive in global genetic search
Background


Unexpected degree of similarity in the human adaptive immune system

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - When it comes to the immune system, we're all more alike than previously thought, study finds
Background


Adipocyte secreted proteins

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - New evidence that fat cells are not just dormant storage depots for calories - also here, here
Background, Background, Background, Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - COPASI systems biology software package now open source for all users
Background


Evolution and mass extinctions

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Mass Extinctions Change the Rules of Evolution
Background, Background


γδ T cells

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Scientists discover the mechanisms and function of a type of mysterious immune cell
Background


Mitotic chromosome structure

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Scientists unwrap DNA packaging to gain insight into cells
Background, Background


Nuclear pore complex operation

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Quantum dots track who gets into cell nucleus
Background


Deinococcus radiodurans radiation protection mechanism

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Researchers uncover how D. radiodurans can withstand extreme radiation
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Transition metal catalysts could be key to origin of life, scientists report - also here, here, here
Background


Cannibalistic bacteria

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Imaging reveals key metabolic factors of cannibalistic bacteria
Background


PRDM9 and genetic recombination

References:
  1. September 5, 2010 - DNA fingerprinting pioneer discovers role of key genetic catalyst for human diversity
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Disruption of circadian rhythm and affective disorder

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Circadian rhythms: Their role and dysfunction in affective disorder
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Hurts so good -- neural clues to the calming effects of self-harm
Background


Fasting and sleep deprivation

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Why starved flies need less sleep
  2. August 31, 2010 - Hungry flies ok with less sleep
  3. August 31, 2010 - Starvation keeps sleep-deprived fly brain sharp
Background, Background


Depression

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - The neural basis of the depressive self
  2. September 3, 2010 - Non-invasive therapy significantly improves depression, researchers say
Background


Sleep deprivation and mental illness

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Lack of sleep ups mental illness risk
  2. September 1, 2010 - Study links shorter sleep durations with greater risks of mental distress in young adults
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Infant's gaze may be an early, but subtle, marker for autism risk
Background


Addiction and compulsive eating

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Biochemical pathway may link addiction, compulsive eating
Background


Behavior change in social networks

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Clustered Networks Spread Behavior Change Faster
Background, Background


Gene imprinting and altruism

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Acting selfish? Blame your mother
Background, Background


Dopaminergic neurons and academic performance

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Low grades in adolescence linked to dopamine genes
Background


Cerebral cortex evolution

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Evolution of the cerebral cortex
  2. September 6, 2010 - Clues to Human Thought Found in Worm’s Brain
Background, Background


Htt, mitosis, and neurogenesis

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Protein in Huntington's linked to neurogenesis
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Ivabradine pill may prevent heart failure for thousands
  2. August 30, 2010 - Beneficial effect of low doses of n-3 fatty acids only found in sub-groups of post-MI patients
  3. August 30, 2010 - Study identifies risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with atherothrombosis
  4. August 31, 2010 - System for eliminating salt may point to new antihypertensives
  5. August 31, 2010 - Success stops drug trial
  6. August 31, 2010 - DASH eating plan lowers long-term heart attack risk, especially among African-Americans
  7. August 31, 2010 - Combining resistance and endurance training best for heart health
  8. September 1, 2010 - Side effects of Isis' mipomersen meet expectations
  9. September 1, 2010 - Isis: Liver enzymes up in 7 pct of mipomersen group
  10. September 3, 2010 - Hair provides proof of the link between chronic stress and heart attack
  11. September 3, 2010 - Hair Gives a Heads-Up On Heart Attack Risk
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Diverse diet of veggies may decrease lung cancer risk
  2. August 30, 2010 - Researchers to activate anti-cancer gene
  3. August 30, 2010 - 'Co-conspirator' cells could hold key to melanoma prediction, prevention
  4. August 31, 2010 - Ovary removal proves beneficial for cancer-prone women
  5. August 31, 2010 - Increasing selenium intake may decrease bladder cancer risk
  6. August 31, 2010 - Preventive cancer surgeries save women's lives
  7. August 31, 2010 - High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk later in life
  8. August 31, 2010 - Prophylactic surgeries associated with lower risk of cancer for women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations
  9. August 31, 2010 - Post-surgery radiation improves breast cancer survival
  10. August 31, 2010 - Major study finds no evidence that statins cause cancer
  11. August 31, 2010 - Breast, ovary removal found to raise cancer survival rates
  12. September 1, 2010 - Metformin may protect against lung cancer
  13. September 1, 2010 - Personalized medicine: Molecular imaging predicts treatment success in many cancers
  14. September 1, 2010 - Lung cancer survival rates improved through use of individualized chemotherapy
  15. September 1, 2010 - Tumor budding identified as predictor for unfavorable outcome in lung cancer
  16. September 1, 2010 - Study finds therapeutic targets for rare cancer in children
  17. September 1, 2010 - Surgery prevents breast cancers in high-risk women - also here
  18. September 1, 2010 - No risk seen from delaying prostate cancer surgery
  19. September 2, 2010 - Diabetes drug might fight cancer
  20. September 2, 2010 - Study reveals capsaicin can act as cocarcinogen
  21. September 2, 2010 - Microsoft Excel-based algorithm predicts cancer prognosis
  22. September 2, 2010 - Long term use of oral bisphosphonates may double risk of esophageal cancer
  23. September 2, 2010 - Connection between light at night (LAN) and cancer revealed in additional study
  24. September 2, 2010 - Too much light at night leads to higher cancer rates, says study
  25. September 2, 2010 - New antibody-combination therapy boosts human lymphoma cure rate in mouse models
  26. September 2, 2010 - Diabetes drug may keep lung cancer at bay
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - New genomic marker for tuberculosis may help identify patients who will develop the disease
  2. September 1, 2010 - Superfast TB test slashes waiting time
  3. September 1, 2010 - New TB diagnostic proves effective, expedient, study finds
  4. September 2, 2010 - New test seen as big advance in diagnosing TB - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Multiple sclerosis activity changes with the seasons
Background


Longevity benefits of moderate alcohol consumption

References:
  1. August 30, 2010 - Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?
  2. August 31, 2010 - Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers: Cheers to That
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Developments in nanobiotechnology point to medical applications
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Link between cellular glue and cancer growth
  2. August 31, 2010 - Researchers link protein to tumor growth
  3. September 1, 2010 - New studies explain how cancer cells 'eat us alive'
  4. September 2, 2010 - Surprise breast cancer source
  5. September 2, 2010 - 'Basal-like' breast cancer does not originate from basal stem cells
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Physical activity can reduce the genetic predisposition to obesity by 40 percent
  2. August 31, 2010 - Exercise can override 'fat genes,' study finds
  3. September 1, 2010 - New study strengthens link between everyday stress and obesity using an animal model
  4. September 2, 2010 - Pediatric weight expert provides obesity trinity answers
  5. September 3, 2010 - Americans struggle with long-term weight loss
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Scientists identify, isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice
  2. September 1, 2010 - Scientific breakthrough to pave the way for human stem cell factories
  3. September 1, 2010 - Live imaging puts new light on stem cell division - also here
  4. September 2, 2010 - Functional motor neuron subtypes generated from embryonic stem cells
  5. September 3, 2010 - Researchers identify how bone-marrow stem cells hold their 'breath' in low-oxygen environments
  6. September 5, 2010 - Biologists find way to reduce stem cell loss during cancer treatment
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 31, 2010 - Proposed diabetes test misses most cases: study
  2. September 3, 2010 - Protein test ups diabetes diagnoses in some races
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Bloodstream's 'Band-Aids' Bad for Lupus
  2. September 1, 2010 - Lupus study suggests blood-thinner drugs may help
  3. September 2, 2010 - Study points to increased risk for lupus in men
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Alzheimer's trade-off for mentally active seniors
  2. September 1, 2010 - Brain exercises may slow cognitive decline initially, but speed up dementia later
  3. September 1, 2010 - Scientists identify protein that spurs formation of Alzheimer's plaques
  4. September 1, 2010 - Finding Suggests New Aim for Alzheimer's Drugs
  5. September 1, 2010 - Cancer drug points way to new Alzheimer's approach
  6. September 2, 2010 - Soluble amyloid beta-protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease
  7. September 2, 2010 - Mental "exercise" linked to faster dementia progression
  8. September 3, 2010 - Brain exercises delay mental decline
Background


Insomnia and mortality risks

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Insomnia Increases Risk of Early Death for Men?
  2. September 1, 2010 - Study finds an increased risk of death in men with insomnia and a short sleep duration
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Risk of surgery for Crohn's disease lower than reported in recent studies
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 1, 2010 - Bacteria Surprisingly Crafty at Sharing Antibiotic Resistance
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation, and diabetes

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - How Fish Oil Fights Inflammation
  2. September 2, 2010 - Why fish oils work swimmingly against diabetes
Background, Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Promising new one-dose malaria drug discovered
  2. September 2, 2010 - Experimental Novartis drug shows malaria promise
Background


Staphylococcus aureus infection susceptibility

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Serendipity contributes to MRSA susceptibility findings
Background


Drug design

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Eclectic enzymes: Easily modified building blocks for drug design
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Pivotal study finds link between PTSD and dementia
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Initial Hepatitis C drug trial complete
Background


Myc and pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Study finds that cancer-causing gene crucial in stem cell development
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 2, 2010 - Researchers pave the way for a better understanding of HIV infection and AIDS
  2. September 3, 2010 - Researchers develop promising new HIV treatment
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Researchers identify genes associated with asthma
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Satellite data reveal why migrating birds have a small window to spread bird flu
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 3, 2010 - Study exposes cognitive effects of Parkinson's disease
Background


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