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Volume 9, Number 44
November 1, 2010


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

Extrasolar planets
Lorentz invariance
Carbon storage in the oceans
Global warming
X-ray nova
Dark matter
Forest absorption of CO2
Globular clusters
Astroseismology
Kepler telescope
Quasar in galaxy cluster with cooling core
Star formation
Neutron stars
James Webb Space Telescope
Atmospheric oxygenation and 'snowball Earth'
Spiral galaxies
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Neutrino astronomy
Fullerenes in space
Water on Mars
Coronal mass ejections
Paleoclimatology
Combinatorics
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Cosmic rays
Star formation in globular clusters

Technology

Hydrogen production
Quantum lithography
Spintronics
Brain-computer interface
Graphene
Magnetophotonic crystals
Superfluid light
Intense compact X-ray source
Supercomputing
Nanotechnology
DNA nanotechnology
Robotics
Metal-insulator-metal diode
Quantum dots

Life sciences

Infection mechanism of an endogenous chimpanzee virus
Largest marine virus
Early modern humans in Asia
RNA processing
Salmonella and caspase-3
Epstein-Barr virus infection
Listeria infection
Neutrophils
Noncoding RNA and virus infection
1000 Genomes Project and human variation
Genomics technology
Membrane protein structure
Immune system evolution
Gene-disease association studies
Chromosome shape and gene expression
Ribosome structure
Proteomics
Perforin
Epitope identification

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Mouse brain atlas
Genetics of sleep abnormality
Role of medial septum in memory
Sibutramine and appetite
Color perception
Evolution of altruism
Decentralized control of motor sequences
Memory erasure
Emotion and ambient light

Health and medicine

Multiple sclerosis
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
Artificial antibodies
Obesity
Diabetes
Cancer biology
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells and cancer
Prions
Phytoneutrients and health
Th17 cells, cancer, and autoimmunity
Induced pluripotent stem cells in biomedical research
Lupus
Cancer and telomeres
MicroRNA and cancer
Regenerative medicine
Hepatitis C



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Planets in 'habitable zone' may provide answers - also here, here
  2. October 26, 2010 - Spacecraft eavesdrops on distant stars
  3. October 26, 2010 - Space Telescope Listens In on Stellar Symphony
  4. October 28, 2010 - How Many Earths?
  5. October 28, 2010 - Study says solar systems like ours may be common - also here
  6. October 28, 2010 - NASA Survey Suggests Earth-Sized Planets are Common - also here
  7. October 28, 2010 - No Lack of Exo-Earths Out There
  8. October 28, 2010 - Odds of Finding Earth-Size Exoplanets Are 1-in-4
  9. October 28, 2010 - Earth-Sized Alien Planets May Be Surprisingly Common, Study Suggests
  10. October 28, 2010 - Earth-sized planets may be more common than we thought
  11. October 28, 2010 - Earth-sized worlds much more common than giant planets
  12. October 29, 2010 - Hellish 'Super-Earths' Likely Prevalent Throughout Our Galaxy
  13. October 29, 2010 - Earth-like planets common in outer space
  14. October 29, 2010 - Earth-like planets may be common
  15. October 29, 2010 - 23% of stars may have Earth-sized planets
  16. November 1, 2010 - The galaxy (probably) abounds in Earth-like planets
Background


Lorentz invariance

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Best yet test of Lorentz invariance
Background


Carbon storage in the oceans

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Planet warming will affect storms differently in Northern and Southern hemispheres
  2. October 25, 2010 - GNP's glaciers: Going, going . . .
  3. October 28, 2010 - Earth's fiery past and future modeled by NASA
  4. October 29, 2010 - U.S. Southwest's Dry Spell May Become Long-Lasting and Intensify as Climate Change Takes Hold
  5. October 29, 2010 - Is the ice at the South Pole melting?
Background


X-ray nova

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Space telescopes reveal previously unknown brilliant X-ray explosion in Milky Way Galaxy
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Signs of Destroyed Dark Matter Found in Milky Way's Core
  2. October 27, 2010 - Has Dark Matter Finally Been Seen? Time Will Tell
  3. October 29, 2010 - Revealing the galaxy's dark side
  4. October 29, 2010 - 'Best evidence yet' for dark matter comes from Milky Way centre
Background


Forest absorption of CO2

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Tree's ability to soak up CO2 has limits
  2. October 27, 2010 - Study finds trees not so large carbon sinks
Background


Globular clusters

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Hubble data used to look 10,000 years into the future - also here
Background


Astroseismology

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Kepler spacecraft takes pulse of distant stars - also here
  2. October 26, 2010 - Starquakes Viewed by Spacecraft Hold Secrets of Stellar Evolution
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - NASA's Kepler Mission changing how astronomers study distant stars
Background, Background


Quasar in galaxy cluster with cooling core

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Precocious galaxy cluster identified by Chandra X-ray Observatory
  2. December 7, 2010 - Distant Galaxy Cluster Has a Cold Quasar Heart
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Hubble Captures Dazzling Infant Star in Orion Nebula
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Most Massive Neutron Star Breaks Cosmic Record
  2. October 27, 2010 - Massive neutron star is exactly that
  3. October 27, 2010 - Neutron Star Breaks Mass Record
  4. October 27, 2010 - Neutron star breaks mass record
  5. October 27, 2010 - Record-Breaking Neutron Star Is Clue to Exotic Physics
  6. October 27, 2010 - Heavy star gives exotic matter theories the heave-ho
  7. October 27, 2010 - Massive Neutron Star Hints at How Matter Behaves at Its Densest
  8. October 27, 2010 - Astronomers discover most massive neutron star yet known - also here
  9. October 28, 2010 - Neutron star size determined
  10. October 30, 2010 - Neutron star is most massive yet
  11. November 29, 2010 - Heaviest neutron star
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Space science: The telescope that ate astronomy
  2. October 27, 2010 - Webb telescope primary mirror segment completes cryogenic test
  3. November 4, 2010 - Cold Gold Mirror
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation and 'snowball Earth'

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Did 'Snowball Earths' Trigger Animal Evolution?
  2. October 27, 2010 - New evidence supports 'Snowball Earth' as trigger for early animal evolution - also here, here, here
  3. October 27, 2010 - How 'Snowball Earth' 630 million years ago changed
  4. October 27, 2010 - Thank ancient fertiliser for complex life
  5. October 27, 2010 - Snowball Earth: Deep Freeze May Have Spawned Complex Life
  6. October 31, 2010 - Phosphorus identified as the missing link in evolution of animals
  7. November 1, 2010 - UCR: Researchers find important key to early life
Background, Background


Spiral galaxies

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Spiral galaxies stripped bare - also here
  2. October 27, 2010 - Six Spiral Galaxies Shine Bright in New Photos
  3. October 27, 2010 - Six spiral galaxies unveiled
  4. October 28, 2010 - Spiral Galaxy Study Yields Super Sharp Images
Background


Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Scientist predicts AMS discoveries will surprise
Background


Neutrino astronomy

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Frozen secrets of the 'Ice Cube' - also here
Background


Fullerenes in space

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - 'Buckyball' Molecules Discovered in Another Galaxy
  2. October 28, 2010 - Space buckyballs thrive, finds NASA Spitzer Telescope - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Sleeping Mars Rover Finds Evidence of Liquid Water
  2. October 28, 2010 - NASA trapped Mars Rover finds evidence of subsurface water - also here, here, here
  3. October 28, 2010 - Oceans of Ancient Mars May Have Sprung From Slow Leaks
  4. October 28, 2010 - Trapped Mars Rover Finds Signs of Buried Martian Water in Recent Past
  5. October 29, 2010 - Study links fresh Mars gullies to carbon dioxide - also here, here
  6. October 29, 2010 - Mysterious Mars Gullies Likely Carved By Carbon Dioxide
  7. October 31, 2010 - Mars volcanic deposit tells of warm and wet environment
  8. October 31, 2010 - Silica on a Mars Volcano Tells of Wet and Cozy Past - also here, here
  9. November 1, 2010 - Hot Spot for Life Found on Ancient Mars Volcano
  10. November 1, 2010 - Life on Mars could have soaked in 3 billion year-old hot springs
  11. November 4, 2010 - Seasons Turn on Mars
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Magnetic Twister Erupts on Sun
  2. October 29, 2010 - Understanding coronal mass ejections
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Climate change in the Eocene: how'd all this carbon get here?
Background


Combinatorics

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Computer scientists make progress on math puzzle
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Algeo tracks evidence of 'The Great Dying' - also here, here
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Radio pulses from cosmic rays
Background


Star formation in globular clusters

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Globular clusters more than one-off event
Background



Technology


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Hydrogen-generating technology might power boats, store energy from wind, solar sources
Background


Quantum lithography

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Finer features
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - The alphabet of spin in nanostructures
  2. October 29, 2010 - Molecular magnets stand in line
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Neuron Recordings Capture Brain Focus on Josh Brolin
  2. October 27, 2010 - 'Marilyn Monroe' neuron aids mind control
  3. October 27, 2010 - People control a computer through electrodes implanted in their brains
  4. October 27, 2010 - Directing attention via machine
  5. October 27, 2010 - Brain-computer interface used to quickly call up images
  6. October 27, 2010 - Controlling individual cortical nerve cells by human thought - also here
  7. October 27, 2010 - Research shows that digital images can be manipulated with the mind
  8. October 27, 2010 - Robotic Limbs that Plug into the Brain
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Water could hold answer to graphene nanoelectronics
  2. October 26, 2010 - Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene
  3. October 29, 2010 - Imaging localized states in graphene nanostructures
Background


Magnetophotonic crystals

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Optical surface states in magnetophotonic crystals
Background


Superfluid light

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Physicists show that superfluid light is possible
  2. November 10, 2010 - Superfluid light flows past obstacles without scattering
Background


Intense compact X-ray source

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Compact X-ray source could rival accelerators
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - China boasts world's fastest supercomputer
  2. October 28, 2010 - Chinese Supercomputer: How fast is a petaflop?
  3. October 28, 2010 - Chinese supercomputer is world's fastest at 2.5 petaflops
  4. October 28, 2010 - NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Power World's Fastest Supercomputer
  5. October 29, 2010 - NVIDIA GPUs power world's fastest supercomputer
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Scientists demonstrate more efficient way to connect nanoparticles for single-electron devices
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Researchers discover 'Goldilocks' of DNA self-assembly
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China
Background


Metal-insulator-metal diode

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Advance could change modern electronics - also here, here, here
  2. November 2, 2010 - Diode discovery could fundamentally change the fabrication of modern electronics
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Towards nuclear spin control
Background



Life sciences


Infection mechanism of an endogenous chimpanzee virus

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Ancient chimp virus brought 'back to life'
  2. October 26, 2010 - Dormant ancient chimp virus revived
Background


Largest marine virus

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Giant Virus May Be Ocean's Largest
  2. October 25, 2010 - Giant marine virus found
  3. October 25, 2010 - World's largest, most complex marine virus is major player in ocean ecosystems: research
  4. October 26, 2010 - Giant virus found in tiny predator
  5. November 2, 2010 - Giant virus found in marine predatory plankton
Background


Early modern humans in Asia

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Asian Neanderthals, Humans Mated
  2. October 25, 2010 - Oldest Modern Human Outside of Africa Found
  3. October 25, 2010 - Modern humans emerged far earlier than previously thought
Background


RNA processing

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Identifying molecular guardian of cell's RNA
Background, Background


Salmonella and caspase-3

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Fight against cancer gets help from salmonella bacteria
Background


Epstein-Barr virus infection

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - MicroRNAs dictate the Epstein-Barr virus' elaborate waiting game, cancer formation
Background


Listeria infection

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Listeria clever at finding its way into bloodstream, causing sickness
Background


Neutrophils

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Immune cells deploy traps to catch and kill pathogens
  2. October 28, 2010 - Protein preserves delicate balance between immune response and host
Background


Noncoding RNA and virus infection

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Respiratory virus infection triggers new class of biomolecules
Background, Background


1000 Genomes Project and human variation

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - 1000 Genomes Project reveals human variation
  2. October 27, 2010 - 1000 Genomes pilot a hit with geneticists
  3. October 27, 2010 - Gene mapping project offers new clues about humans
  4. October 28, 2010 - Researchers report a big leap in mapping genetic variants
Background


Genomics technology

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - New methods detect subtleties in human genomes' repetitive landscapes - also here
Background


Membrane protein structure

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Structural genomics accelerates protein structure determination
  2. October 31, 2010 - Chemists concoct new agents to easily study critical cell proteins
Background


Immune system evolution

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Strong immunity=low fertility
  2. October 28, 2010 - Wild Scottish sheep could help explain differences in immunity
  3. November 2, 2010 - Long lives or lots of lambs: sheep get one or the other
Background, Background


Gene-disease association studies

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Scientists describe new approach for identifying genetic markers for common diseases
Background


Chromosome shape and gene expression

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Is the shape of a genome as important as its content?
Background


Ribosome structure

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Researchers 'watch' formation of cells' protein factories for first time
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. October 29, 2010 - Searching for purpose in proteins
Background


Perforin

References:
  1. October 31, 2010 - How do we kill rogue cells? Assassin's tricks revealed - also here
  2. November 1, 2010 - Cell-destroying 'death protein' to fight disease
  3. November 1, 2010 - Natural born cell killers
Background


Epitope identification

References:
  1. October 31, 2010 - Immune system's bare essentials used to speedily detect drug targets
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Mouse brain atlas

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Mouse brain seen in sharpest detail ever - also here
Background


Genetics of sleep abnormality

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Why does lack of sleep affect us differently? Study hints it may be in our genes - also here
Background


Role of medial septum in memory

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - How memories are born
Background


Sibutramine and appetite

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - New insight into links between obesity and activity in the brain
Background, Background


Color perception

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Obedient sensory neurons
Background


Evolution of altruism

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Using mathematics to identify the good guys
Background, Background


Decentralized control of motor sequences

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Typists' Errors and Intention Theories - also here
  2. October 28, 2010 - Typing experiments show brain has at least two copy editors - also here
  3. October 28, 2010 - Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn't - also here, here
  4. October 29, 2010 - Messing with typists reveals two-level error correction in brain
  5. November 1, 2010 - How We Catch Errors When Brain Is On Autopilot
  6. November 1, 2010 - Fingers spot typo ahead of the brain
Background


Memory erasure

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover How to Erase Memory
  2. November 1, 2010 - Researchers discover how to erase memory
Background


Emotion and ambient light

References:
  1. October 31, 2010 - Emotion processing in the brain is influenced by the color of ambient light
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Decoding the disease that perplexes: Scientists discover new target for MS
  2. October 28, 2010 - Multiple sclerosis will become a controlled disease like AIDS
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Aspirin use associated with lower risk of cancer death for men with prostate cancer
  2. October 25, 2010 - Chemotherapy plus radiation prevents bladder cancer recurrences
  3. October 25, 2010 - Radiation before surgery keeps colorectal cancer from returning
  4. October 25, 2010 - Risk of cancer due to radiation exposure in middle age may be higher than previously estimated
  5. October 25, 2010 - Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances
  6. October 25, 2010 - Highly targeted radiation technique minimizes side effects of prostate cancer treatment
  7. October 25, 2010 - Researchers find pathway that drives spread of pediatric bone cancer in preclinical studies
  8. October 25, 2010 - Prostate cancer screening improves quality of life by catching disease before it spreads
  9. October 25, 2010 - Newer, more intense chemotherapy with less radiation not more effective against Hodgkin's lymphoma
  10. October 25, 2010 - Improved outcomes for HPV-positive head and neck cancer with cetuximab and IMRT
  11. October 25, 2010 - Aspirin may boost prostate cancer treatment: study
  12. October 25, 2010 - Ariad-Merck cancer drug shows mixed results
  13. October 26, 2010 - Stroma may provide key to better cancer treatment
  14. October 26, 2010 - Study identifies key molecules in multiple myeloma
  15. October 26, 2010 - Unique database of cancer -- designed to personalize treatment -- is launched
  16. October 26, 2010 - Colorectal cancer patients with gene mutation show better response to cancer agent
  17. October 26, 2010 - The perils of taking experimental cancer drugs
  18. October 26, 2010 - Healthy life could prevent 23 percent of colon cancers - also here
  19. October 27, 2010 - Looking for new source of cancer markers in blood
  20. October 27, 2010 - Nanoparticles deliver combination chemotherapy directly to prostate cancer cells
  21. October 27, 2010 - Portable breast scanner allows cancer detection in the blink of an eye
  22. October 27, 2010 - Certain cancer therapies' success depends on presence of immune cell: study
  23. October 27, 2010 - 'Smart drug' targets new mutation, dramatically shrinks aggressive sarcoma and lung cancer
  24. October 27, 2010 - Following lifestyle tips could prevent almost a quarter of bowel cancer cases
  25. October 27, 2010 - Newer type of radiation for prostate cancer favored in reviews
  26. October 27, 2010 - New targeted lung cancer drug produces 'dramatic' symptom improvement
  27. October 27, 2010 - Pancreatic cancer grows slowly, could be caught
  28. October 27, 2010 - Brisk walkers have lower breast cancer risk
  29. October 28, 2010 - In response to chemo, healthy cells shield cancer cells
  30. October 28, 2010 - New test measures DNA methylation levels to predict colon cancer
  31. October 28, 2010 - Newly discovered regulatory mechanism essential for embryo development and may contribute to cancer
  32. October 28, 2010 - Research rejects green tea for breast cancer prevention
  33. October 28, 2010 - Image-guided breast cancer therapy enabled by nanodrug
  34. October 28, 2010 - Study identifies 5 risk factors for late-stage head and neck cancer
  35. October 28, 2010 - Small-molecule inhibitors effectively targeted active colon cancer enzyme
  36. October 28, 2010 - FAK inhibitor effectively blocked colon cancer cell growth and viability
  37. October 28, 2010 - People with specific kind of lung cancer respond to new targeted treatment
  38. October 28, 2010 - Genetic variants may affect the risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA2 mutations
  39. October 28, 2010 - New DNA Tests Aimed at Reducing Colon Cancer
  40. October 28, 2010 - Immune system may help cancer cells hide out: study
  41. October 28, 2010 - New colon cancer test works without colonoscopy
  42. October 28, 2010 - Exact Sciences says colon cancer test successful
  43. October 28, 2010 - Some tumors may resist promising lung cancer drug
  44. October 29, 2010 - Breast density, no lobular involution increase breast cancer risk
  45. October 29, 2010 - New breast cancer screening put to test
  46. October 29, 2010 - Stereotactic radiotherapy slows pancreatic cancer progression for inoperable patients
  47. October 29, 2010 - Debate continues on breast ductal carcinoma in situ
  48. October 30, 2010 - FDA approves Novartis brain tumour drug
  49. October 31, 2010 - Study finds gene links to common lymphoma cancer
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Obese children have signs of heart disease typically seen in middle-aged adults
  2. October 25, 2010 - Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study - also here
  3. October 25, 2010 - Study suggests sensitivity to bodily symptoms of anxiety may make a difference in treatment
  4. October 25, 2010 - Magnesium levels don't predict heart risk
  5. October 26, 2010 - Landmark study finds high resting heart associated with shorter life expectancy
  6. October 26, 2010 - Benefit of exercise in patients with hypertension has been insufficiently investigated
  7. October 26, 2010 - Study identifies potential stroke triggers
  8. October 29, 2010 - Scientists find gene variant associated with reduced risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 25, 2010 - Heavy smoking in midlife may be associated with dementia in later years
  2. October 26, 2010 - Smoking doubles dementia risk: study
  3. October 26, 2010 - Heavy smoking in middle age doubles risk of Alzheimer's, report finds
  4. October 29, 2010 - Alzheimer's has 'infectious' mechanism
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Slow progression of dementia with b-complex vitamins
Background


Artificial antibodies

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Artificial antibodies hold promise for fighting cancer, other diseases
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - More proof that diet, exercise aid weight loss: studies
  2. October 26, 2010 - Hyperactive, impulsive behaviors in childhood could trigger adulthood obesity
  3. October 26, 2010 - 2 clinical trials demonstrate effective weight loss strategies for obese and overweight adults
  4. October 27, 2010 - Tendency to obesity starts with pre-schoolers
  5. October 29, 2010 - FDA rejects highly-anticipated diet drug Qnexa - also here
  6. October 30, 2010 - FDA rejects new obesity drug Qnexa
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 26, 2010 - Haptoglobin as an early serum biomarker of virus-induced type 1 diabetes in rats
  2. October 27, 2010 - Sodas, other sugary beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome
  3. October 28, 2010 - Insulin-creating cell research may lead to better diabetes treatment
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Pancreatic cancer years in the making
  2. October 27, 2010 - Pancreatic cancers progress to lethal stage slowly
  3. October 27, 2010 - Forces for cancer spread: Genomic instability and evolutionary selection
  4. October 27, 2010 - Tumor suppressor acts as oncogene in some cancers, say researchers
  5. October 28, 2010 - Rictor protein offers scientists a new molecular target for cancer therapies
  6. October 28, 2010 - A recent IRCM breakthrough impacts cancer research
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Tracking tumor-targeting nanoparticles in the body
  2. October 28, 2010 - Understanding how cells respond to nanoparticles
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. October 27, 2010 - Too much SP2 protein turns stem cells into 'evil twin' cancer cells
  2. October 28, 2010 - Researchers build colony of colon cancer stem cells to test new approach to therapy
Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Size of protein aggregates, not abundance, drives spread of prion-based disease
Background


Phytoneutrients and health

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Americans with 'phytonutrient gap' fall short in nutrients that may support immune health
Background


Th17 cells, cancer, and autoimmunity

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Two-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumors, study shows
Background, Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells in biomedical research

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Researchers generate iPSCs to further treatments for lung disease
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - New clinical test to predict lupus flares moves closer to the market
Background


Cancer and telomeres

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Telomere length affects colorectal cancer risk
Background, Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. October 28, 2010 - Jekyll-Hyde microRNA binding variant linked to improved outcome in early-stage colorectal cancer
Background, Background


Regenerative medicine

References:
  1. October 30, 2010 - Researchers engineer miniature human livers in the lab - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. October 30, 2010 - Black patients fare well on Vertex hepatitis C drug
Background


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