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Volume 10, Number 20
May 16, 2011


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

Earthquakes
Reionization in the early universe by black hole binaries
Clouds and climate modeling
Extrasolar planets
Molecular outflows from galaxies
Stellar carbon production
NGC 5775
Higgs boson
Primordial black holes
Isotopic composition of solar sytem matter
Strong force computations
Galaxy superclusters in the Great Wall
Superflares in the Crab Nebula
Networks
Dark matter
Paleoclimatology
Galaxy filaments
Global warming
Sea level rise
Supersolidity
Star-forming regions
High-energy cosmic rays
Climate modeling
Cosmic microwave background and cyclic cosmology
Mini black holes
Gamma-ray sky map
Cosmic-ray cloud seeding
SETI

Technology

Graphene
Carbon nanotubes
Matter wave circuits
Virtual reality
Atom interferometry
Hydrogen production
Quantum dot-fullerene photovoltaics
Graphene optical modulators
Nanotechnology
Quantum computing
Charged quantum dots and photovoltaics
Superconductivity
Memristors

Life sciences

Neanderthals
Senescence in wild animals
Mitochondria and aging
Transporter proteins in bacteria
Freshwater ecosystems
Fungus phylogenetics
Organ repair with reprogrammed cells
Bacteria and the ocean sulfur cycle
Homo erectus
Reversal of evolutionary adaptations
Endocannabinoids, calorie restriction, and longevity
Calorie restriction, body temperature, and longevity
Educational level, telomere length, and longevity
Sexual selection
Protein design
Pluripotent stem cells in planarians
Tissue regeneration
Heterochromatin silencing of genes
Tumor-suppressing activity of p53
SIK3, glucose metabolism, and lipid storage
PIWI-interacting RNA and DNA methylation
Notum, Wnt signaling, and regeneration in planaria
Photosynthesis and quantum entanglement
Immune reactions to reprogrammed cells
Plant speciation
Epidermal growth factor receptors
Directed evolution
KLF14, diabetes, cholesterol, and other metabolic characteristics
Ediacaran fauna

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Brains and networks
Semaphoin and neural growth
Cross-modal brain plasticity
Oxytocin
Schizophrenia
Age-related cognitive benefits of musical training
Brain-imaging studies
Anti-addiction vaccine
Consciousness
Unconscious perceptual integration
Aging and memory
Artificial grammar learning
Sparse encoding of odors
Recognition of humans by undomesticated animals
PKMζ and memory of pain
Development of neurons from stem cells
Laminin γ3 and cerebral cortical gyrations

Health and medicine

Celiac disease
Cancer
AIDS
Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
Oncolytic viruses and cancer stem cells
Enhancement of anti-cancer activity of killer T cells
Cancer biology
Antibiotics
Tuberculosis
Dietary fat
Malaria
Nanobiotechnology
Sepsis, macrophages, and KLF2
Parkinson's disease
Alzheimer's disease
Drug development
Hepatitis C



Physical sciences


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Bolivia at risk of 8.9 megaquake
  2. May 9, 2011 - Bolivia at risk of megaquake: study
  3. May 11, 2011 - Distant earthquakes can trigger deep slow fault slip
Background


Reionization in the early universe by black hole binaries

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Black holes from the dawn of the universe - also here
Background


Clouds and climate modeling

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Clouds' effect on sunlight energy at Earth's surface depends on the wavelength of light
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Update on Gliese 581d's habitability
  2. May 10, 2011 - How Rogue Alien Planets Could Host Extraterrestrial Life
  3. May 11, 2011 - Why Some Hot Jupiters Orbit the Wrong Way
  4. May 11, 2011 - NASA detects new 'super-Earth' transit
  5. May 11, 2011 - Flipping hot Jupiters: Why some planets orbit the wrong way
  6. May 11, 2011 - Why Some Planets Orbit the Wrong Way; Extrasolar Insights Into Our Solar System
  7. May 11, 2011 - Weird Alien Planets Stuck in Backwards Orbits Explained
  8. May 11, 2011 - Extrasolar Planets - The Orbital Mechanics Mystery Of 'Flipping' Hot Jupiters
  9. May 11, 2011 - Backward exoplanets flipped their orbits
  10. May 12, 2011 - What's got hot Jupiters in a spin?
  11. May 12, 2011 - Massive partner flips hot Jupiter
  12. May 12, 2011 - Astronomers solve hot Jupiter puzzle
  13. May 12, 2011 - Detecting wandering worlds that host life
  14. May 12, 2011 - Alien life may huddle under hydrogen blankets
Background


Molecular outflows from galaxies

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Raging storms sweep away galactic gas - also here
  2. May 10, 2011 - Raging storms found sweeping galaxies clean
  3. May 16, 2011 - Super-Windstorms Can Strip Galaxies of Star Stuff
Background


Stellar carbon production

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - The carbon challenge
  2. May 11, 2011 - Carbon, carbon everywhere, but not from the Big Bang
Background


NGC 5775

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Galactic Fountain of Youth
  2. May 20, 2011 - Galactic 'Fountain of Youth' Flows in Hubble Photo
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - The collider that cried 'Higgs'
  2. May 12, 2011 - Beware Higgs impostors at the LHC
Background


Primordial black holes

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - New theory suggests some black holes might predate the Big Bang
Background


Isotopic composition of solar sytem matter

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Scientists surprised by solar wind data retrieved from Genesis mission - also here
Background


Strong force computations

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Proton dripping tests a fundamental force in nature
  2. May 18, 2011 - Strong force model predicts new isotope
Background


Galaxy superclusters in the Great Wall

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Examining the Great Wall
Background, Background


Superflares in the Crab Nebula

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Crab Nebula activity keeps confounding - also here
  2. May 11, 2011 - Superflare from Crab Nebula Has Astronomers Mystified
  3. May 11, 2011 - Crab Nebula's gamma-ray flare mystifies astronomers
  4. May 12, 2011 - Fermi telescope spots 'superflares' in the Crab Nebula
  5. May 12, 2011 - Superflares erupt from Crab Nebula
  6. May 13, 2011 - Mysterious 'superflares' confound astronomers
  7. May 16, 2011 - Crab nebula: The crab in action & the case of the dog that did not bark
Background, Background, Background


Networks

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Networks dominated by rule of the few
  2. May 12, 2011 - How to control complex networks - also here
  3. May 13, 2011 - Getting inside the control mechanisms of complex systems
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - All Eyes on Large Hadron Collider in Dark Matter Hunt
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - 2,300-year climate record suggests severe tropical droughts as northern temperatures rise
Background


Galaxy filaments

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Energizing the Filaments of NGC 1275
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Change is the order of the day in the Arctic
  2. May 11, 2011 - Scientists measure Arctic soot in bid to slow global warming, oceans' rise
Background


Sea level rise

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - After a three-decade hiatus, sea-level rise may return to the west coast
Background, Background


Supersolidity

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Supersolid plot thickens
  2. May 12, 2011 - Shaking down frozen helium: In a 'supersolid' state, it has liquid-like characteristics - also here
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Galaxy NGC 4214: A star formation laboratory
  2. May 12, 2011 - Star Breeding Ground
  3. May 12, 2011 - Galactic Star Laboratory Shines in New Hubble Photo
Background


High-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Cosmic rays mapped across the southern sky
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - International Project Readies Climate Models For Exascale Era
Background, Background


Cosmic microwave background and cyclic cosmology

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Theory of Recycled Universe Called Into Question
Background, Background


Mini black holes

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Mini black holes that look like atoms could pass through Earth daily
Background


Gamma-ray sky map

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Fermi gamma-ray image updates 'extreme Universe' view
Background


Cosmic-ray cloud seeding

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Evidence that cosmic rays seed clouds
Background, Background


SETI

References:
  1. May 14, 2011 - US astronomers launch search for alien life on 86 planets
  2. May 16, 2011 - Search for alien life on 86 planets begins
  3. May 16, 2011 - SETI survey focuses on Kepler's top Earth-like planets
  4. May 17, 2011 - SETI Search for E.T. Targets Potentially Earth-Like Planets
  5. May 17, 2011 - Giant Radio Telescope in W. Virginia Scans Newfound Planets for Signs of Intelligent Life
  6. May 18, 2011 - Alien-hunters focus in on habitable planets
  7. May 24, 2011 - SETI pushes ahead
Background



Technology


Graphene

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Hydrogen opens the road to graphene ... and graphane
  2. May 12, 2011 - Activated graphene makes superior supercapacitors for energy storage
  3. May 12, 2011 - New carbon 'sponge' could revolutionize energy storage
  4. May 13, 2011 - 'Activated' graphite oxide boosts supercapacitors
  5. May 13, 2011 - Unzipped graphene reveals its secrets
  6. May 13, 2011 - Carbon flowers
  7. May 13, 2011 - Graphene supes up supercapacitors
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Electromechanics also operates at the nanoscale
  2. May 9, 2011 - New carbon nanotube sensor can detect tiny traces of explosives
Background


Matter wave circuits

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Integrated circuits for matter waves
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - 3D Proteins--Getting the Big Picture
Background


Atom interferometry

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Australian scientists make quantum breakthrough
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel
  2. May 10, 2011 - New technique improves artificial photosynthesis
Background


Quantum dot-fullerene photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Pairing quantum dots with fullerenes for nanoscale photovoltaics
Background, Background, Background


Graphene optical modulators

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Graphene-Powered Optical Networks Could Lead to Petabit and Exabit Transmission Speeds
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Nanodots to the rescue
  2. May 15, 2011 - Exotic behavior when mechanical devices reach the nanoscale
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Quantum-computing firm opens the box
  2. May 13, 2011 - Controversial Computer Is at Least a Little Quantum Mechanical
  3. May 14, 2011 - D-Wave researchers demonstrate progress in quantum computing
  4. May 20, 2011 - First Ever Commercial Quantum Computer Now Available for $10 Million
Background


Charged quantum dots and photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Red wine offers clue to superconductive future
Background


Memristors

References:
  1. May 15, 2011 - HP advances next-gen 'memristor' memory technology
Background



Life sciences


Neanderthals

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Europeans never had Neanderthal neighbours
  2. May 9, 2011 - Were Neandertals and Modern Humans Just Ships in the Night?
  3. May 10, 2011 - Neanderthals died out earlier than originally believed
  4. May 12, 2011 - An Arctic refuge for Neanderthals?
  5. May 12, 2011 - Stone Age cold case baffles scientists
  6. May 12, 2011 - Did the Neanderthals linger in Russia?
  7. May 12, 2011 - Russian site may show late Neanderthal refuge
  8. May 13, 2011 - Neanderthals Made a Last Stand at Subarctic Outpost?
  9. May 13, 2011 - Neanderthals survived longer than thought
  10. May 13, 2011 - Neanderthals' last stand possibly found - also here
Background


Senescence in wild animals

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Wild animals age too
Background


Mitochondria and aging

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - The body's power stations can affect aging
Background, Background


Transporter proteins in bacteria

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - How microbes take out the trash
Background, Background


Freshwater ecosystems

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Animals quickly colonized freshwater
  2. May 17, 2011 - Come On In, the Water's Fresh
Background


Fungus phylogenetics

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - University pond reveals hidden history of fungi - also here
  2. May 11, 2011 - The evolutionary tree of fungi grows a new branch
  3. May 11, 2011 - New fungi the dark matter of mushrooms - also here
  4. May 12, 2011 - A new branch found in the fungal tree of life
Background


Organ repair with reprogrammed cells

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Reprogrammed cells repair damaged livers
Background, Background


Bacteria and the ocean sulfur cycle

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Scientists discover missing links in the biology of cloud formation over the oceans - also here, here
  2. May 11, 2011 - Clouds, a Weapon Against Climate Change?
Background, Background, Background


Homo erectus

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Unique canine tooth from Peking man found
Background


Reversal of evolutionary adaptations

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Study shows evolutionary adaptations can be reversed, but rarely
Background


Endocannabinoids, calorie restriction, and longevity

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Endocannabinoid signaling in dietary restriction and lifespan extension
  2. May 12, 2011 - Nematodes reveal the secret to a long life
Background, Background


Calorie restriction, body temperature, and longevity

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Restricting calories lowers body temperature, may predict longer lifespan
Background, Background


Educational level, telomere length, and longevity

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Less education related to faster aging
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - The Bluest Boobies Are the Best
  2. May 18, 2011 - Boobies in the wild grow old after all
  3. May 19, 2011 - What Makes a Young Stud of a Booby? Bright Blue Feet & Impeccable Sperm
Background


Protein design

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Engineered proteins for fighting flu
Background


Pluripotent stem cells in planarians

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - From a single adult cell, flatworm crafts a new body
  2. May 12, 2011 - An entire flatworm regenerated from a single adult cell
Background


Tissue regeneration

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Scientists discover new method for engineering human tissue regeneration
Background


Heterochromatin silencing of genes

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Discovery of DNA silencing mechanism reveals how plants protect their genome
Background


Tumor-suppressing activity of p53

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - New discoveries about tumor-suppressing protein could help to reduce treatment side effects
Background, Background


SIK3, glucose metabolism, and lipid storage

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Evolutionary conservation of fat metabolism pathways
Background


PIWI-interacting RNA and DNA methylation

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Study gives clue as to how notes are played on the genetic piano
Background, Background


Notum, Wnt signaling, and regeneration in planaria

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Ancient gene gives planarians a heads-up in regeneration
Background, Background


Photosynthesis and quantum entanglement

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Photosynthesis disentangled?
Background, Background


Immune reactions to reprogrammed cells

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Reprogrammed cells trigger immune reactions in mice
  2. May 13, 2011 - Mice Reject Reprogrammed Cells
  3. May 13, 2011 - Setback for New Stem Cell Treatment
  4. May 13, 2011 - Stem cell setback as mice reject own tissue
  5. May 14, 2011 - Stem Cells Taken From Adults and Reprogrammed May Be Rejected as Foreigners
  6. May 14, 2011 - Body attacks lab-made stem cells
Background, Background


Plant speciation

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - When plants spin off new species
Background


Epidermal growth factor receptors

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - 'Octopus' provides cancer breakthrough
Background


Directed evolution

References:
  1. May 15, 2011 - Directed evolution gets a significant speed boost
Background


KLF14, diabetes, cholesterol, and other metabolic characteristics

References:
  1. May 15, 2011 - Researchers discover 'master switch' gene for obesity, diabetes
  2. May 15, 2011 - Scientists find "master switch" gene for obesity
Background, Background, Background


Ediacaran fauna

References:
  1. May 15, 2011 - Bacteria helped early animals to breathe
  2. May 15, 2011 - Oxygen oases saved first animals from asphyxiation
  3. May 16, 2011 - Oases of Bacteria Provided Oxygen to Spark Evolution of First Multicellular Animals
  4. May 16, 2011 - Oxygen oases propelled early evolution
  5. May 16, 2011 - Microbial mats may have given early animals breathing room - also here
  6. May 16, 2011 - Oxygen oases propelled early evolution
  7. May 16, 2011 - Ancient bacterial mats may have been key to first mobile animals
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Autism rates head up - also here
  2. May 9, 2011 - Prevalence of autism in South Korea estimated at 1 in 38 children
  3. May 9, 2011 - South Korean Study Suggests Rate of Autism May Be Underestimated
  4. May 9, 2011 - Autism prevalence may be higher than previously thought
  5. May 10, 2011 - Approach to autism may increase autism spectrum disorder prevalence estimates in children worldwide
  6. May 10, 2011 - Study suggests higher autism rates
  7. May 14, 2011 - Rochester autism researchers present new findings at IMFAR
Background


Brains and networks

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain
Background, Background


Semaphoin and neural growth

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Scientists reveal nerve cells' navigation system
Background


Cross-modal brain plasticity

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - For hearing parts of brain, deafness reorganizes sensory inputs, not behavioral function
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Low oxytocin levels may predict later postpartum depression
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Potential target for treating schizophrenia found
  2. May 11, 2011 - Brain development goes off track as vulnerable individuals develop schizophrenia
Background


Age-related cognitive benefits of musical training

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Musical experience offsets some aging effects
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Neurochemical evidence that long-lasting love is possible
  2. May 11, 2011 - Sex on the brain: Orgasms unlock altered consciousness
Background


Anti-addiction vaccine

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Toward a vaccine for methamphetamine abuse
Background


Consciousness

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Test measures spark of consciousness
  2. May 12, 2011 - Sound test could identify 'locked-in' patients
  3. May 12, 2011 - Gravely damaged brains have 'bottleneck' - also here
  4. May 13, 2011 - How Brains React to Sound Can Separate Conscious From Vegetative Patients
  5. May 13, 2011 - New test may help distinguish between vegetative and minimally conscious state
Background


Unconscious perceptual integration

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Psychologists discover we've been underestimating the unconscious mind
Background, Background


Aging and memory

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - As time goes by, it gets tougher to 'just remember this' - also here
Background, Background


Artificial grammar learning

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Artificial grammar learning reveals inborn language sense, study shows - also here, here
  2. May 13, 2011 - Noam Chomsky Was Right? We Have Inborn Language Sense, Says Study
Background


Sparse encoding of odors

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - A giant interneuron for sparse coding
Background


Recognition of humans by undomesticated animals

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Magpies recognize humans
Background


PKMζ and memory of pain

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - The protein that makes us remember pain
Background, Background


Development of neurons from stem cells

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - The beginnings of the brain
Background, Background, Background


Laminin γ3 and cerebral cortical gyrations

References:
  1. May 14, 2011 - Tiny variation in one gene may have led to crucial changes in human brain
Background



Health and medicine


Celiac disease

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Unnoticed celiac disease worth treating
  2. May 9, 2011 - Celiac disease vaccine shows promising results in Phase I trial
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - How heat helps kill cancer
  2. May 9, 2011 - New marker offers hope for more reliable detection of prostate cancer
  3. May 9, 2011 - Sexual orientation affects cancer survivorship
  4. May 9, 2011 - Estrogen-lowering drugs reduce mastectomy rates for breast cancer patients
  5. May 9, 2011 - Acetaminophen tied to blood cancers
  6. May 9, 2011 - Study: Many elderly get colon screening too often - also here
  7. May 9, 2011 - Heat up tumours to back up cancer therapy
  8. May 10, 2011 - Sexual orientation linked to cancer survival
  9. May 10, 2011 - Heat helps cancer drugs battle cancer
  10. May 10, 2011 - Microbubble-delivered combination therapy eradicates prostate cancer in vivo
  11. May 10, 2011 - Novel microscope could be used for melanoma detection
  12. May 10, 2011 - Heat may improve some cancer therapies
  13. May 11, 2011 - Researchers explain why cancer 'smart drugs' may not be so smart
  14. May 11, 2011 - How to recognize at an early stage whether a new cancer therapy prolongs life
  15. May 11, 2011 - Scientists use genetically altered virus to get tumors to tattle on themselves
  16. May 13, 2011 - Applying particle physics expertise to cancer therapy
  17. May 14, 2011 - Childhood leukaemia linked to mosquito bites
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Step in breakdown of HIV proteins essential to recognition, destruction of infected cells
  2. May 9, 2011 - Statisticians review landmark HIV vaccine trial
  3. May 11, 2011 - Unusual AIDS Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Monkeys
  4. May 11, 2011 - Vaccine primes T-cells for SIV
  5. May 11, 2011 - Vaccine protects against monkey version of HIV
  6. May 12, 2011 - HIV Treatment Dramatically Prevents Heterosexual Transmission
  7. May 12, 2011 - HIV treatment shown to prevent spread of virus
  8. May 12, 2011 - Treating HIV-infected people with antiretrovirals significantly reduces transmission to partners - also here
  9. May 12, 2011 - Earlier HIV therapy protects against virus spread - also here
  10. May 12, 2011 - Early drug treatment greatly cuts spread of HIV
  11. May 12, 2011 - Scientists See Breakthrough in the Global AIDS Battle
  12. May 13, 2011 - UNC study finds way to slow spread of HIV
  13. May 13, 2011 - Antiviral drugs stop HIV spreading to sexual partners
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - New study reveals surprising clues about communication in hair stem cell populations
  2. May 9, 2011 - Stem cell technology used in unique surgery
  3. May 10, 2011 - The sweet mysteries of the nervous system
  4. May 11, 2011 - Adult stem cells take root in livers and repair damage
  5. May 11, 2011 - US researchers identify first human lung stem cell
  6. May 11, 2011 - Scientists identify possible human lung stem cell - also here
  7. May 12, 2011 - Study finds lung stem cells, likely to generate debate
  8. May 12, 2011 - Self-renewing human lung stem cell discovered
  9. May 12, 2011 - A new program for neural stem cells
  10. May 12, 2011 - Nation's second participant enrolls in human embryonic stem cell trial
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Heart medication best at bedtime, study reveals
  2. May 9, 2011 - 1 in 7 strokes occurs during sleep, many go without clot-busting treatment
  3. May 10, 2011 - Strokes often occur during sleep. So what do you do when you wake up?
  4. May 14, 2011 - Noise Pollution Hard On Heart As Well As Ears
Background


Oncolytic viruses and cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 9, 2011 - Oncolytic viruses effectively target and kill pancreatic cancer stem cells
Background, Background


Enhancement of anti-cancer activity of killer T cells

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Scientists discover way to amp up power of killer T cells
Background,

Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 10, 2011 - Scientists find protein's bad guy role in prostate cancer
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Sugar boosters could lead to cheap, effective treatments for chronic bacterial infections
  2. May 12, 2011 - Sugar Helps Antibiotics Kill Dug-In Bacteria
  3. May 12, 2011 - In the war on infections, add sugar
  4. May 12, 2011 - Sugars recruited in fight against persistent infections
  5. May 12, 2011 - Sugar Helps Antibiotics Trick and Kill Deadly Bacteria
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Girl's life saved by novel therapy for drug-resistant TB
Background


Dietary fat

References:
  1. May 11, 2011 - Debate rages on pros, cons of low-fat diet
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Certain bacteria render mosquitoes resistant to deadly malaria parasite
  2. May 13, 2011 - Scientists Discover Bacterium in Mosquitoes' Gut That Destroys Malaria
  3. May 15, 2011 - Malaria against malaria: Pre-existing malaria infection can prevent second infection
  4. May 16, 2011 - Malaria prevents further super-infections
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Nanosilver for therapy and diagnostics
Background


Sepsis, macrophages, and KLF2

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Smarter treatment for killer infections
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 12, 2011 - Disruption of nerve cell supply chain may contribute to Parkinson's
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - 2 defective proteins conspire to impair the nerve cell's 'powerhouse' in Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. May 13, 2011 - Alzheimer's risk gene disrupts brain's wiring 50 years before disease hits
Background


Drug development

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - Scientists design new anti-flu virus proteins using computational methods
  2. May 15, 2011 - New class of compounds offers great potential for research and drug development
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 13, 2011 - U.S. FDA clears new Merck drug for hepatitis C
Background


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