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Volume 10, Number 8
February 21, 2011


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

Antimatter
Dark energy
Thick disk structure of M31
Proton spin structure
Extrasolar planets
Global warming
Solar flares
Global warming, storms, and flooding
Classification of algebraic varieties
Dark matter and galaxy formation
Neutrino physics
Supermassive black holes
NGC 2841
Protoplanetary disks
X-ray free electron laser research
Earthquakes
Supersolids
Square Kilometer Array
Distance measurements and dark energy
Deep carbon
Earth's core

Technology

Artificial intelligence
Fullerene photovoltaics
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Topological insulators
Hydrogen storage
Quantum dot spintronics
Superconductivity
Laser space propulsion
Quantum computing
Supercomputing
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Metamaterials
Reverse lasers
Fullerenes
Brain-computer interface
Spintronics
Quantum dot displays

Life sciences

Sexual selection
Mammalian embryogenesis
Influenza viruses
Binding of unstructured proteins
DNA repair and mutagenicity
Early hominins
Multicellular Ediacaran organisms
Plant cloning
Rapid evolution
Gene sweeps in human evolution
Bacterial communication through nanotubes
Rubella virus inhibition of apoptosis
Disordered proteins
Calcium ion transport
Environmental effects in the human genome
Evidence for very early life

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Olfaction and deuterium
Wnt and neural growth cones
Creativity and handling of negative feelings
WRP and neuron filopodia
ADAM 13 and cranial neural crest-cell migration
Onset of counting in infants
Autism
Circadian rhythm
Inter-axon communication
Brain-imaging studies
Placebo effect
Emotional response, stress, and IL-6
Bilingualism
Sleep in snails

Health and medicine

Skin wounds, stem cells, and cancer
Resveratrol, rapamycin, and cancer
Dietary fiber and mortality
Dementia
Cardiovascular disease
Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer biololgy
Dwarfism and age-related disease
Antibiotic resistance
Diabetes
Stem cells
Prions
Nanobiotechnololgy
Influenza vaccines
Lithium and longevity
Tissue engineering



Physical sciences


Antimatter

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - The heaviest known antimatter
  2. February 18, 2011 - Physicists build bigger 'bottles' of antimatter to unlock nature's secrets
  3. February 18, 2011 - Scientists Building Largest Antimatter Trap Ever
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. April 14, 2011 - Ultracold atoms could reveal the dark sector
Background


Thick disk structure of M31

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Astronomers identify thick disc of older stars in nearby Andromeda galaxy
Background


Proton spin structure

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Unique new probe of proton spin structure at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - HARPS-N instrument will help confirm Kepler's planet finds
  2. February 15, 2011 - New Tool Will Help Astronomers Confirm Possible Alien Worlds
  3. February 16, 2011 - Violent storms on alien planets
  4. February 18, 2011 - Exoplanet Weather Forecast: Hot and Nasty
  5. February 19, 2011 - R.I.P. Possibly Habitable Planet Gliese 581g? Not So Fast, Co-Discoverer Says
  6. February 19, 2011 - Planet probe spots hot prospects
  7. February 19, 2011 - Kepler basks in its success
  8. February 20, 2011 - Cosmic census finds crowd of planets in our galaxy - also here
  9. February 21, 2011 - Exoplanet findings spark philosophical debate
  10. February 24, 2011 - Baby Exoplanets Photographed During Formation - also here
  11. February 25, 2011 - Our Galaxy May Have 50 Billion Exoplanets - and It's Still Making More
  12. February 28, 2011 - 50 Billion Alien Planets May Inhabit Our Milky Way Galaxy
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, Earth still would likely get warmer: study - also here
  2. February 16, 2011 - Thawing permafrost likely will accelerate global warming
  3. February 17, 2011 - Want to Fight Global Warming? Don't Just Focus on CO2
  4. February 17, 2011 - Climate change in black and white
  5. February 18, 2011 - Study: Sea level rise to swamp coastal cities by 2100
  6. February 19, 2011 - Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years
  7. February 20, 2011 - New assessment of black carbon and tropospheric ozone's role in climate change
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Sun Erupts With Most Powerful Solar Flare in 4 Years
  2. February 16, 2011 - Giant Solar Blast Headed for Earth
  3. February 16, 2011 - Biggest Solar Flare in Years
  4. February 16, 2011 - Sun unleashes huge solar flare towards Earth
  5. February 16, 2011 - Sun Emits Most Powerful Solar Flare in Four Years
  6. February 17, 2011 - Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA
  7. February 24, 2011 - Diamond Sun
Background


Global warming, storms, and flooding

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Increased flood risk linked to global warming
  2. February 16, 2011 - Rising Temperatures Bringing Bigger Floods
  3. February 16, 2011 - Study: Climate Change Makes Extreme Floods & Storms More Likely
  4. February 16, 2011 - Greenhouse gases led to increase in deluges, researchers say
  5. February 16, 2011 - Climate change doubled likelihood of devastating UK floods of 2000
  6. February 16, 2011 - Study: Climate change linked to extreme rain
  7. February 16, 2011 - Extreme Storms and Floods Concretely Linked to Climate Change?
  8. February 16, 2011 - Are Greenhouse Gases Upping the Risks of Flooding, Too?
  9. February 16, 2011 - Increased flooding driven by climate change: study
  10. February 16, 2011 - Study: Climate change linked to extreme rain
  11. February 16, 2011 - Scientists connect global warming to extreme rain - also here
  12. February 16, 2011 - Blame human emissions for British floods
  13. February 17, 2011 - Distributed computing project blames floods on climate change
  14. February 17, 2011 - Study links extreme weather to climate change
Background


Classification of algebraic varieties

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Periodic table of shapes to give a new dimension to maths
  2. February 16, 2011 - Atoms ripple in the periodic table of shapes
  3. February 17, 2011 - Mathematicians propose periodic table of shapes
Background


Dark matter and galaxy formation

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Herschel finds less dark matter but more stars
  2. February 16, 2011 - How Much Dark Matter Do Some Galaxies Need? 300 Billion Suns
  3. February 17, 2011 - Ample Dark Matter Ignites Starburst Galaxies - also here
Background, Background


Neutrino physics

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment: On track to completion
  2. February 17, 2011 - Small particle means big research for international physics project
Background


Supermassive black holes

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Giant Black Holes May Be Smaller Than Previously Thought
  2. February 17, 2011 - Supermassive black holes not so big after all
  3. February 17, 2011 - Black Hole Blobs
Background


NGC 2841

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841
  2. February 17, 2011 - Flocculent spiral NGC 2841 - also here
  3. February 17, 2011 - New Hubble Photo Shows Spiral Galaxy's Glowing Newborn Stars
  4. February 21, 2011 - Galaxy Sparkles in New Hubble Image
  5. February 24, 2011 - Fuzzy Wuzzy Galaxy
Background


Protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Back to the roots of the solar system
  2. February 19, 2011 - Watching the dawn of planet formation
Background


X-ray free electron laser research

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Launch of fourth LCLS instrument reveals crisp, fine molecular detail
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Foreshocks may warn that a big quake is coming
  2. February 18, 2011 - Earthquake's early warning signals detected for the first time
  3. February 18, 2011 - Turkey quake gives warning clues
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - Experimental evidence adds to the likelihood of the existence of supersolids, an exotic phase of matter
Background


Square Kilometer Array

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - Lighting up a 'dark universe'
Background


Distance measurements and dark energy

References:
  1. February 19, 2011 - Super-sharp radio 'eye' remeasuring the universe
  2. February 28, 2011 - Dark Energy: Was Einstein Right After All?
Background, Background


Deep carbon

References:
  1. February 20, 2011 - Where Do Potato-Sized Diamonds Come From, 10-Year Project Asks
  2. February 20, 2011 - The Hunt For Earth's Missing Carbon - also here
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. February 20, 2011 - Earth's core rotating faster than rest of the planet but slower than previously believed
Background



Technology


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Watson, the Jeopardy-Playing Computer, Faces Its Human Foes
  2. February 14, 2011 - IBM's 'Watson' to take on Jeopardy! champs
  3. February 14, 2011 - A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans
  4. February 14, 2011 - Better than human? What's next for Jeopardy! computer
  5. February 15, 2011 - Quiz-playing computer system could revolutionize research
  6. February 15, 2011 - IBM computer, Jeopardy! champ tied after first day
  7. February 15, 2011 - Computer crushes human 'Jeopardy!' champs
  8. February 15, 2011 - On Jeopardy, Watson's mistakes reveal its genius
  9. February 16, 2011 - Jeopardy, Day 2: IBM's Watson Hammers Pitiful Human Competition
  10. February 16, 2011 - Watson Takes No Prisoners on Jeopardy!'s Man vs. Machine
  11. February 16, 2011 - Watson hammers humans in second round of Jeopardy!
  12. February 16, 2011 - IBM's Watson Dominates Jeopardy Competition on Day 2
  13. February 16, 2011 - Computer Wins on 'Jeopardy!': Trivial, It's Not
  14. February 16, 2011 - My Puny Human Brain
  15. February 17, 2011 - 'What Is Champion?' IBM's Watson Seals Its Jeopardy Victory
  16. February 17, 2011 - Engineers applaud as Watson beats humans in Jeopardy!
  17. February 17, 2011 - Watson Wins Jeopardy!
  18. February 17, 2011 - Computer creams human 'Jeopardy!' champs
  19. February 17, 2011 - Machines beat us at our own game: What can we do? - also here
  20. February 17, 2011 - After 'Jeopardy!' win, IBM program steps out - also here
  21. February 17, 2011 - Engineers applaud as Watson beats humans in Jeopardy!
Background


Fullerene photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Boosting the efficiency of buckyball photovoltaics
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Getting a charge out of solar 'paint' - also here
  2. February 16, 2011 - Versatility of a new material makes for more efficient solar cells
  3. February 16, 2011 - Key to low-cost solar power lies in super-efficient cells
  4. February 20, 2011 - Researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Physicists isolate bound states in graphene-superconductor junctions
  2. February 14, 2011 - Researcher investigates new material grown from sugar
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Researchers control conduction, surface states in topological insulator nanoribbons
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Researchers develop new hydrogen storage technology
Background


Quantum dot spintronics

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Spin doctors operate on a quantum dot
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Picking the cuprates' Fermi pockets
Background


Laser space propulsion

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Could Lasers Launch Rockets?
  2. February 16, 2011 - In NASA's Dreams: Laser-Launched Rockets and Deep Space Cruisers
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Scientists say it's high 'NOON' for microwave photons
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - UF leads world in reconfigurable supercomputing - also here
  2. February 15, 2011 - DOE's 10-Petaflop Super Duper Computer will be World's Fastest
  3. February 17, 2011 - Obama sets $126M for next-gen supercomputing
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Carbon nanotube transistors could lead to inexpensive, flexible electronics
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Tuning the collective properties of artificial nanoparticle supercrystals
  2. February 20, 2011 - Manipulating molecules for a new breed of electronics
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. April 16, 2011 - Metamaterial breaks refraction record
Background


Reverse lasers

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Physicists reverse the laser
  2. February 17, 2011 - Physicists Build World's First Antilaser - also here
  3. February 17, 2011 - The Anti-Laser Is Here
  4. February 17, 2011 - Antilaser sucks up light
  5. February 17, 2011 - Physicists Build World's First Antilaser
  6. February 17, 2011 - Scientists build world's first anti-laser
  7. February 17, 2011 - Physicists create 'anti-laser'
  8. February 17, 2011 - 'Anti-laser' built for first time
  9. February 18, 2011 - Scientists Create the World's First Anti-Laser
  10. February 18, 2011 - "Reverse Laser" Functions as Near-Perfect Light Absorber
  11. February 18, 2011 - US scientists build first 'antilaser'
  12. February 18, 2011 - Scientist's Anti-Laser Could Be Breakthrough for Computing Tech
  13. February 21, 2011 - A Dazzling Show Inside a Laser, but a Vacuum of Light Outside
  14. February 22, 2011 - Scientists build world's first anti-laser
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - C60 could form a new kind of gel
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Mind-moved bionic arm goes on display in US
  2. February 17, 2011 - Taking brain-computer interfaces to the next phase - also here
  3. February 18, 2011 - Functional mind-moved bionic arm on display
  4. February 18, 2011 - EECoG may finally allow enduring control of a prosthetic or a paralyzed arm by thought alone
  5. February 19, 2011 - Machines That Run on Human Thoughts
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - DNA puts a new spin on electrons
Background


Quantum dot displays

References:
  1. February 20, 2011 - Connect the quantum dots for a full-colour image
  2. February 21, 2011 - Researchers fabricate first large-area, full-color quantum dot display
  3. February 23, 2011 - Dots deliver full-colour display
Background



Life sciences


Sexual selection

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Too Sexy? Too Bad
  2. February 15, 2011 - Sexy flies hit a wall
Background


Mammalian embryogenesis

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - The mouse is not enough
  2. February 14, 2011 - Differences in the first embryonic cell lineage decision of mammals
Background


Influenza viruses

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Researchers study flu proteins in-depth to identify virus vulnerabilities
Background


Binding of unstructured proteins

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Mystery about recognition of unfolded proteins solved
Background


DNA repair and mutagenicity

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Method of DNA repair linked to higher likelihood of genetic mutation
Background


Early hominins

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - The con of convergence
  2. February 16, 2011 - Biological anthropologists question claims for human ancestry
Background


Multicellular Ediacaran organisms

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Simple Seaweeds May Be Earth's First Plants
  2. February 16, 2011 - Oldest fossils of large seaweeds, possible animals tell story about oxygen in an ancient ocean
  3. February 16, 2011 - Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Worm-like Animals Tell Story of Ancient Oxygen - also here
  4. February 17, 2011 - Seaweed fossils may be Earth's oldest plants
  5. February 18, 2011 - New fossils push algal origins back to 600 million years
Background


Plant cloning

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Genetic engineering brings cloned crops closer
  2. February 17, 2011 - Plants cloned as seeds
Background


Rapid evolution

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Hudson River Fish Evolve Toxic PCB Immunity
  2. February 17, 2011 - Mutation Lets Fish Thrive in Toxins
  3. February 17, 2011 - Genetic mutation allows Hudson River fish to adapt to PCBs, dioxins - also here
  4. February 17, 2011 - Pollution may cause rapid evolutionary change in fish
  5. February 17, 2011 - Hudson River Fish Evolve Toxic PCB Immunity
  6. February 17, 2011 - Pollution triggers genetic resistance mechanism in a coastal fish
  7. February 17, 2011 - Hudson River fish resist PCBs through gene variant - also here
  8. February 18, 2011 - Hudson River Fish Evolved in a Flash To Survive Polluted Waters
  9. February 18, 2011 - Rapid evolution in New York
Background


Gene sweeps in human evolution

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Sweeps weak in human evolution - also here
  2. February 17, 2011 - Subtle shifts, not major sweeps, drove human evolution
  3. February 25, 2011 - Genomic analysis shows humans evolved with few sweeping changes
Background, Background


Bacterial communication through nanotubes

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Trading resistance via nanotubes?
Background


Rubella virus inhibition of apoptosis

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Researchers discover how a common virus cheats death
Background


Disordered proteins

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - How disordered proteins spread from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease
Background


Calcium ion transport

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - Molecular simulations explain how enzymatic pumps transport calcium ions within muscle cells
Background


Environmental effects in the human genome

References:
  1. February 19, 2011 - Regional DNA differences may be due to climate
Background


Evidence for very early life

References:
  1. February 20, 2011 - Filamentous figments in the Apex Cherts
  2. February 21, 2011 - Oldest fossils ever found may not be fossils after all
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Olfaction and deuterium

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Flies sniff out heavy hydrogen
  2. February 14, 2011 - Do Vibrating Molecules Give Us Our Sense of Smell?
  3. February 14, 2011 - Fly sniffs molecule's quantum vibrations
  4. February 16, 2011 - Fruit flies can detect heavy hydrogen: study
Background


Wnt and neural growth cones

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Biologists gain new insights into brain circuit wiring
Background, Background


Creativity and handling of negative feelings

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Creative types handle negative feelings better than others
Background


WRP and neuron filopodia

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - A mental retardation gene provides insights into brain formation
Background


ADAM 13 and cranial neural crest-cell migration

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Key to how cells, including cancer, migrate and invade the body discovered
Background, Background


Onset of counting in infants

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Counting kicks in at 18 months
  2. February 16, 2011 - Toddlers know when the tally is right: study
  3. February 17, 2011 - Toddlers know counting rules at 18 months
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Researchers reveal first autism candidate gene that demonstrates sensitivity to sex hormones
  2. February 17, 2011 - Faulty testosterone cycle may explain male autism bias
  3. February 19, 2011 - Monkey Behavior May Provide Clues to Autism
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Scientists identify a gene important for the daily rhythms of the sleep-wake cycle - also here
Background


Inter-axon communication

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Findings challenge conventional wisdom of how neurons operate
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - The brain as a 'task machine'
Background


Placebo effect

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Expecting the best, fearing the worst with placebo effect
  2. February 17, 2011 - Want more pain relief? Think positive
Background, Background


Emotional response, stress, and IL-6

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Emotional response may predict how the body responds to stress
Background, Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - An Infant's Refined Tongue
  2. February 18, 2011 - Bilingual babies cue in to languages
  3. February 18, 2011 - To Stave Off Alzheimer's, Learn a Language?
  4. February 18, 2011 - Juggling languages can build better brains
  5. February 18, 2011 - Infants raised in bilingual environments can distinguish unfamiliar languages: research
  6. February 18, 2011 - Speaking 2 languages may delay getting Alzheimer's - also here
  7. February 18, 2011 - Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power
  8. February 19, 2011 - Being bilingual protects your brain
  9. February 22, 2011 - Alzheimer's Study: Bilingual Brains Are Dementia-Resistant
  10. February 22, 2011 - Speaking foreign languages may help protect your memory
Background


Sleep in snails

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - First evidence of sleep in snails
  2. February 21, 2011 - Do snails sleep? New evidence says yes
Background



Health and medicine


Skin wounds, stem cells, and cancer

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Mutant stem cells can cause skin cancer at cuts
  2. February 14, 2011 - A minor cut could trigger a tumour
  3. February 14, 2011 - Skin wounds trigger tumors
  4. February 14, 2011 - How cuts can spur tumor growth
  5. February 15, 2011 - How Wounds Can Trigger Tumor Growth
  6. February 15, 2011 - Stem cells released to heal wounds could trigger tumors
Background, Background


Resveratrol, rapamycin, and cancer

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Red wine compound increases anti-tumor effect of rapamycin
Background


Dietary fiber and mortality

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Fiber intake associated with reduced risk of death
  2. February 14, 2011 - Could Getting More Fiber Help You Live Longer?
  3. February 15, 2011 - Study: Eating More Fiber Could Mean Longer Life - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Hearing loss associated with development of dementia
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - 'Healthy' patients at high risk of cardiac death identified
  2. February 14, 2011 - Obesity is heart disease killer in its own right, irrespective of other risk factors
  3. February 16, 2011 - Women's symptoms for heart disease often missed
  4. February 17, 2011 - Study reinforces link between obesity, high-fat meals and heart disease
  5. February 18, 2011 - 1 person of 1,900 met AHA's definition of ideal heart health, study says
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 14, 2011 - Eating berries may lower risk of Parkinson's
  2. February 20, 2011 - Using amphetamines may increase risk of Parkinson's disease
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Losing hair at 20 is linked to increased risk of prostate cancer in later life
  2. February 15, 2011 - Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer
  3. February 15, 2011 - Drug may slow growth of early prostate cancer - also here
  4. February 16, 2011 - Whole genome sequencing used to help inform cancer therapy
  5. February 16, 2011 - Smoking during radiation treatments reduces chance of overall survival
  6. February 16, 2011 - Controlling lung cancer in mice with milk thistle extract
  7. February 16, 2011 - Common bone drugs may reduce colon cancer risk
  8. February 16, 2011 - Researchers believe discovery could lead to testing that displaces colonoscopies
  9. February 17, 2011 - Cell-phone use not related to increased brain cancer risk in new study
  10. February 17, 2011 - World's first chemical guided missile could be the answer to wiping out cancer
  11. February 18, 2011 - Scientists discover first breast cancer 'oncogene' in five years
  12. February 18, 2011 - Scientists bioengineer a protein to fight leukemia
  13. February 20, 2011 - Oral sex linked to cancer risk - also here
  14. February 20, 2011 - Doctors question need for yearly pelvic exams
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Good diets fight bad Alzheimer's genes
  2. February 15, 2011 - Low levels of brain protein may lead to Alzheimer's
  3. February 16, 2011 - Tau-induced memory loss in Alzheimer's mice is reversible
  4. February 16, 2011 - Increasing brain enzyme may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Background


Cancer biololgy

References:
  1. February 15, 2011 - Researchers provide genetic evidence that antioxidants can help treat cancer
  2. February 16, 2011 - Structure, dynamics of a chemical signal that triggers metastatic cancer revealed
  3. February 16, 2011 - Enzyme helps prepare lung tissue for metastatic development
  4. February 16, 2011 - Key culprit identified in breast cancer metastasis
Background


Dwarfism and age-related disease

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Dwarfism may stymie diseases of old age
  2. February 16, 2011 - Group of Short Ecuadoreans Holds Anti-Aging Secret
  3. February 16, 2011 - Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity
  4. February 16, 2011 - Ecuadorean villagers lend clues to longevity
  5. February 16, 2011 - Dwarfism gene linked to protection from cancer and diabetes
  6. February 16, 2011 - Clue to diabetes, cancer seen in short Ecuadoreans - also here
  7. February 16, 2011 - Short Andeans have a big cancer-fighting secret
  8. February 17, 2011 - Rare Form of Dwarfism May Protect Against Diabetes & Cancer
  9. February 17, 2011 - Defective Growth Gene in Rare Dwarfism Disorder Stunts Cancer and Diabetes
  10. February 17, 2011 - Gene Mutation Key To Ecuador Group's Health
Background, Background, Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Dumped drugs lead to resistant microbes
  2. February 18, 2011 - Pollution with antibiotics leads to resistant bacteria
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - New diabetes treatment lowers blood sugar with less need for insulin
  2. February 16, 2011 - Researchers find brain insulin plays critical role in the development of diabetes
  3. February 18, 2011 - Mouse Study Reveals Mechanism behind Diabetes Blood Vessel Damage
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 16, 2011 - Erg gene key to blood stem cell 'self-renewal'
Background


Prions

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Unraveling how prion proteins move along axons in the brain
Background


Nanobiotechnololgy

References:
  1. February 17, 2011 - Tiny 'microworms' could be implanted under the skin for continuous medical monitoring
Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - Universal flu vaccine study yields success in mice
Background, Background


Lithium and longevity

References:
  1. February 18, 2011 - Scientists demonstrate that environmental lithium uptake promotes longevity
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. February 20, 2011 - Ink-jet printers inspire scientists to make skin
  2. February 21, 2011 - Hot Off the Presses, New Skin for Burn Victims
  3. February 21, 2011 - Ink-jet printer delivers printable skin cells
  4. February 21, 2011 - Ink-jet inspire scientists to make skin
Background


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