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Volume 10, Number 21
May 23, 1011


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

Star-forming regions
Global warming
Extrasolar planets
Alternative theories of gravity
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Very large telescopes
Higgs boson
Supersolidity
Coronal mass ejections
Unbound planetary mass objects
Heating at Earth's core-mantle boundary
Earthquake prediction
Earthquakes
Dark energy
Gravitational wave astronomy
Dark matter
Quantum fluids
Unparticles
Active galaxies
Milky Way symmetry
Multiparticle entanglement
Meltwater effect on ocean currents
Galaxy evolution and the Milky Way
Active galaxy jets in Centaurus A

Technology

DNA computing
Hydrogen production
Superconductivity
Memristors
Nanotechnology
Robotics
Nanoscale lasers
Microfluidics
Plasmonics
Scattering lens
Quantum lithography
Invisibiility cloaking
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Nanowire digital storage
Brain-computer interface
Supercomputing
Record fiber optic transfer speed

Life sciences

Neanderthals
Toll-like receptors and cellular immune response to bacteria
Mathematical modeling of ecosystems
Male aggression in mating and evolution
Stress and telomeres
Limb regeneration in zebrafish
Bacterial immune system
Telomere length and longevity
Cell signaling and cAMP
Evolution of sex chromosomes
Genetic drift and protein stability
Dynein and mitosis
Enhanced replication of regulatory T cells
Gene expression
Asymmetric division in mitosis
RNA editing
Evolution of mammalian brain size
Construction of chromatin
Conodont feeding mechanism
Diet and the intestinal microbiome
Molecular structure of the bacterial ribosome
MicroRNA regulation of post-transcription gene expression
Small force for DNA separation
Tissue regeneration in plants
Cell migration

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Unintelligence of crowds
Brain-imaging studies
Oxytocin
Genetics of depression
Creativity
Autism
Entropy of language word order
Intestinal bacteria and emotional problems
Brainwave information encoding
Sleep deprivation and memory impairment
Sodium channels and nervous system evolution
Antidepressants
Language learning
Animal cognition
Genes and behavior in C. elegans
Dopamine and anxiety
Astrocytes

Health and medicine

Hepatitis C
Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer biology
AIDS
Local inflammation
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
Tissue engineering
Cardiovascular disease
Obesity
Heart tissue repair
Multiple sclerosis
Metabolic syndrome
Gene therapy for bone marrow stem cell protection in chemotherapy



Physical sciences


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - The Chandra Carina complex project
  2. May 16, 2011 - Cyanoacetylene in IC 342
  3. May 20, 2011 - The Metamorphosis of Messier 8
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Ecological impact on Canada's Arctic coastline linked to global climate change
  2. May 16, 2011 - Greenland ice in no hurry to raise seas
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Could exoplanet be a haven for life?
  2. May 17, 2011 - Greenhouse effect may give exoplanet liquid water
  3. May 17, 2011 - First 'habitable' exoplanet confirmed
  4. May 17, 2011 - Is the Rocky Alien Planet Gliese 581d Really Habitable?
  5. May 17, 2011 - Exoplanet seems right for life - or does it?
  6. May 18, 2011 - Ignored Exoplanet May Be a Watery World
  7. May 18, 2011 - Planet Gliese 581d Star's Habitable Zone Explained
  8. May 20, 2011 - New Technique Could Identify Planets With Extraterrestrial Trees
  9. May 20, 2011 - Seeing the planets for the trees
Background


Alternative theories of gravity

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - SLoWPoKES
Background


Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Cosmic ray detector blasts off on space shuttle
  2. May 18, 2011 - Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to focus on invisible universe
  3. May 18, 2011 - Shuttle brings big-bucks magnet to space station
  4. May 18, 2011 - Astronauts install big magnet on space station - also here, here
  5. May 19, 2011 - Astronauts Install $2 Billion Device to Study Invisible Universe on Space Station
  6. May 19, 2011 - Scientists Celebrate Momentous Start of Huge Magnet on Space Station
  7. May 19, 2011 - Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer launches!
  8. May 20, 2011 - Cosmic ray space experiment is "working perfectly"
  9. May 20, 2011 - AMS is ready to discover the particle universe
Background


Very large telescopes

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Philanthropic boost to giant telescope plan
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Riddle of Higgs boson could be solved by 2012: CERN
  2. May 18, 2011 - Riddle of Higgs boson to be solved by 2012
Background


Supersolidity

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Supersolid helium unlikely
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Plasma Bubbles Feed Huge Solar Storms
Background


Unbound planetary mass objects

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - So many lonely planets with no star to guide them
  2. May 18, 2011 - 'Homeless' Planets May Be Common in Our Galaxy
  3. May 18, 2011 - Exoplanets without a star: galaxy teems with lonely Jupiters - also here
  4. May 18, 2011 - Alien Planets Outnumber Stars, Study Says
  5. May 18, 2011 - Billions of Extra-Stellar Planetary Bodies May Be Adrift in the Galaxy
  6. May 18, 2011 - Planets that have no stars: New class of planets discovered
  7. May 18, 2011 - Lonely Rogue Worlds Surprisingly Outnumber Planets with Suns
  8. May 18, 2011 - New research shows that free-floating Jupiters may be more common than stars
  9. May 18, 2011 - Ejected planets aplenty in our galaxy
  10. May 18, 2011 - Cast Adrift in the Milky Way, Billions of Planets, All Alone
  11. May 18, 2011 - 'Exciting' find: Possible planets without orbits
  12. May 18, 2011 - 'Lonely planets' may outnumber star-hosted worlds
  13. May 19, 2011 - Do Planets Outnumber Stars?
  14. May 19, 2011 - Lonely planets float near galaxy's centre
  15. May 19, 2011 - Massey scientist's software finds 'orphan' planets - also here
  16. May 19, 2011 - Unbound planets could abound in the universe
  17. May 19, 2011 - Homeless planets discovered in deep space
  18. May 19, 2011 - Free-floating planets more common than stars?
Background


Heating at Earth's core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Study: Earth's Core Is Melting!
  2. May 18, 2011 - Earth's Core Is Melting ... and Freezing - also here, here
  3. May 19, 2011 - When It's Not Freezing, The Earth's Core Is Melting
  4. May 20, 2011 - Quiet Places on Earth's Crust Are Core-Meltingly Hot Underneath
Background


Earthquake prediction

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
  2. May 18, 2011 - Japan Earthquake Was 'In the Air' Days Before, Scientist Claims
  3. May 23, 2011 - Finally, a Way to Predict Earthquakes? Atmospheric Temp Spiked Before Japan Quake
  4. May 26, 2011 - Tohoku quake coincided with sky 'anomalies'
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Japan Earthquake Shifted Seafloor by 79 Feet
  2. May 19, 2011 - Details of Japan Earthquake Explain Its Extraordinary Strength and Unexpectedness
  3. May 19, 2011 - Researchers release first large observational study of 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
  4. May 19, 2011 - Scientists fear sibling event to Japan earthquake
  5. May 19, 2011 - Japan quake could raise concerns elsewhere - also here
  6. May 21, 2011 - Quake risk in Japan remains high
  7. May 22, 2011 - Understanding why Japan's recent quake defied expectations
  8. May 22, 2011 - Scientists find odd twist in slow 'earthquakes': Tremor running backwards - also here
  9. May 24, 2011 - Unusual earthquake gave Japan tsunami extra punch
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Dark Energy Is Driving Universe Apart: NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Finds Dark Energy Repulsive - also here
  2. May 19, 2011 - Dark Energy is real: WiggleZ galaxy project proves Einstein was right again
  3. May 19, 2011 - Dark Energy Is Real, New Evidence Indicates
  4. May 19, 2011 - New method 'confirms dark energy'
  5. May 19, 2011 - Experts claim dark energy is real
  6. May 24, 2011 - Debate over dark energy reality reignited
Background


Gravitational wave astronomy

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - European Scientists Launch Design of New Gravitational Wave Telescope
  2. May 19, 2011 - Europeans push ahead with gravitational wave observatory
  3. May 19, 2011 - CERN's new Einstein Observatory to explore black holes, Big Bang
  4. May 19, 2011 - Plans Unveiled for Einstein Observatory to Study Gravity Ripples from Black Holes
  5. May 19, 2011 - Researchers unveil the Einstein Telescope
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Tantalizing cosmic-ray electrons
  2. May 20, 2011 - Dark Matter meeting
  3. May 20, 2011 - Has Fermi glimpsed dark matter?
Background


Quantum fluids

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Steps toward a new quantum fluid
Background


Unparticles

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Weird 'unparticle' boosted by Tevatron signal
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Radio Telescopes Capture Best-Ever Snapshot of Black Hole Jets
  2. May 23, 2011 - Closeup of a Black-Hole Powerhouse
Background


Milky Way symmetry

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Milky Way may get an extension - also here
  2. May 23, 2011 - Astronomers Spot a Newfound Piece of the Milky Way Galaxy
  3. May 23, 2011 - New arm discovered in outer edge of the Milky Way Galaxy
  4. May 24, 2011 - Milky Way Galaxy Is Bent Like a Sombrero
  5. May 25, 2011 - The Milky Way's New Arm
  6. June 13, 2011 - A new, distant arm of the Milky Way galaxy
Background


Multiparticle entanglement

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Simplifying the process of detecting genuine multiparticle entanglement
Background, Background


Meltwater effect on ocean currents

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Quantifying melting glaciers' effect on ocean currents - also here
Background, Background


Galaxy evolution and the Milky Way

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Just Four Percent of Galaxies Have Neighbors Like the Milky Way - also here
  2. May 20, 2011 - Milky Way faces midlife crisis
  3. May 25, 2011 - Milky Way in mid-life crisis
  4. June 3, 2011 - How rare is the Milky Way?
Background, Background


Active galaxy jets in Centaurus A

References:
  1. May 21, 2011 - Radio telescopes capture best-ever snapshot of black hole jets - also here, here
  2. May 23, 2011 - Giant Black Hole's Massive Jets Get Close-Up in New Photo
  3. May 23, 2011 - Image of the Day: Most Massive Black-Hole Jets Ever Captured
  4. June 3, 2011 - Images suggest nearby galaxy's monster is a neat eater
Background



Technology


DNA computing

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - The next computer: your genes
  2. May 16, 2011 - Researchers outline method for DNA computation in new book - also here
  3. May 26, 2011 - Is DNA computing going to terminate Internet banking?
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Splitting water to create renewable energy simpler than first thought?
  2. May 16, 2011 - Splitting Water To Make Renewable Hydrogen Energy Just Got Easier
  3. May 19, 2011 - Nanoparticles help scientists harvest light with solar fuels
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Scientists looking to burst the superconductivity bubble
  2. May 17, 2011 - Iron-pnictide electron orbital pairing promises higher-temperature superconductors
Background


Memristors

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Memristors: 'Computer synapse' analyzed at the nanoscale
  2. May 16, 2011 - HP Unlocks Secrets of "Memristors," Missing Link in Electronics
  3. May 17, 2011 - HP figures out how memristors work, predicts robot use
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Looking inside nanomaterials in 3 dimensions
  2. May 19, 2011 - Experiments settle long-standing debate about mysterious array formations in nanofilms
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - A project applies neuroscience to robot vision
  2. May 17, 2011 - Robots learn to create language
Background


Nanoscale lasers

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Stanford engineers create a tiny, energy-efficient laser for optical communication systems
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Teflon microfluidic chips
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Researchers use nanoantenna to enhance plasmonic sensing
Background


Scattering lens

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - New Nanolens Breaks Resolution Record
Background


Quantum lithography

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Is quantum lithography dead on arrival?
  2. May 20, 2011 - Apparent roadblock in the development of quantum lithography
Background, Background, Background


Invisibiility cloaking

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Karlsruhe invisibility cloak: Disappearing visibly
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Nano-tuned solar cells
  2. May 19, 2011 - Record efficiency of 18.7 percent for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Miracle material: Graphene
  2. May 19, 2011 - Seeing an atomic thickness
Background


Nanowire digital storage

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - 'Nanowire' measurements could improve computer memory
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Movement through the power of the mind
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - A New Generation of Smarter, Not Faster, Supercomputers
Background


Record fiber optic transfer speed

References:
  1. May 22, 2011 - Laser puts record data rate through fibre
  2. May 23, 2011 - 26 terabits per second: World record in ultra-rapid data transmission
  3. May 23, 2011 - Laser pushes data speed to new limits
  4. May 23, 2011 - 26Tbps Transmitted with a Single Laser, Could Supercharge Internet Backbone
  5. May 24, 2011 - Faster laser promises cheaper data transmission
  6. May 25, 2011 - Lasers, filters, and fiber add up to 26Tbps data transfers
Background



Life sciences


Neanderthals

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Clues to Neanderthal hunting tactics hidden in reindeer teeth
Background


Toll-like receptors and cellular immune response to bacteria

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Study unlocks secrets of plague with stunning new imaging techniques
Background


Mathematical modeling of ecosystems

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Species are to ecosystems as cells are to the human body, according to a mathematical model
Background


Male aggression in mating and evolution

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - "Tragedy Of The Commons" - Aggression In Evolution Could Make Species Extinct?
Background


Stress and telomeres

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Stress can shorten telomeres in childhood
  2. May 17, 2011 - Neglect shortens kid telomeres
  3. May 17, 2011 - Deprivation and neglect found to age children's chromosomes
Background


Limb regeneration in zebrafish

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Zebrafish Regrow Fins Using Multiple Cell Types, Not Identical Stem Cells - also here, here
Background


Bacterial immune system

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Understanding a bacterial immune system 1 step at a time - also here
Background


Telomere length and longevity

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - New blood test shows how long you will live
  2. May 18, 2011 - A Blood Test Offers Clues to Longevity
  3. May 20, 2011 - To Measure Longevity, Common Sense Trumps Genetic Test
Background


Cell signaling and cAMP

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Dynamics of crucial protein 'switch' revealed
Background


Evolution of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Genomic archeology reveals early evolution of sex chromosomes
Background


Genetic drift and protein stability

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - The Achilles' heel of biological complexity
  2. May 18, 2011 - Errors in protein structure sparked evolution of biological complexity
  3. May 19, 2011 - Protein flaws responsible for complex life, study says
Background, Background, Background


Dynein and mitosis

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Biologists capture cell's elusive 'motor' on videotape, solving the mystery of its deployment
Background


Enhanced replication of regulatory T cells

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Duplicating immunity boosting regulatory T-cells to unprecedented levels - also here
  2. May 18, 2011 - Cell therapy aims to prevent transplant rejection
Background


Gene expression

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - From gene to protein: Gene expression quantification offers new insights
Background


Asymmetric division in mitosis

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - New technique sheds light on the mysterious process of cell division
Background


RNA editing

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Cells may stray from 'central dogma'
  2. May 19, 2011 - DNA-RNA mismatch
  3. May 19, 2011 - New level of genetic diversity in human RNA sequences uncovered
  4. May 25, 2011 - Evidence of altered RNA stirs debate
Background, Background


Evolution of mammalian brain size

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Mammalian brain followed a scented evolutionary trail
  2. May 19, 2011 - Mammals' Big Brains Began With a Sniff
  3. May 19, 2011 - Early mammals were brainy and nosy
  4. May 19, 2011 - Large brains in mammals first evolved for better sense of smell
  5. May 19, 2011 - Early mammals were brainy and nosy
  6. May 20, 2011 - Mammals Smelled Their Way To Bigger Brains
  7. May 20, 2011 - Mammals' Big Brains Started with Better Sense of Smell
  8. May 20, 2011 - Mammals' brains got bigger to handle sense of smell - also here
  9. May 20, 2011 - Pre-mammals had big brains for smell
  10. May 20, 2011 - Bigger brains helped ancestors smell better
Background


Construction of chromatin

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Packaging process for genes discovered in new research - also here
Background, Background


Conodont feeding mechanism

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - The peculiar feeding mechanism of the first vertebrates - also here
Background


Diet and the intestinal microbiome

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Direct link found between diet ingredients and gut microbes
Background, Background


Molecular structure of the bacterial ribosome

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Atomic-scale structures of ribosome could help improve antibiotics
Background


MicroRNA regulation of post-transcription gene expression

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Highly conserved dual mechanism regulates both brain development, function
Background, Background


Small force for DNA separation

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - DNA falls apart when you pull it
  2. May 24, 2011 - New insights into DNA under the influence of strong forces
Background


Tissue regeneration in plants

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - How plants self heal
Background


Cell migration

References:
  1. May 22, 2011 - The dance of the cells: A minuet or a mosh? - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Unintelligence of crowds

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Sharing Information Corrupts Wisdom of Crowds
  2. May 17, 2011 - Social influences kill the wisdom of the crowd
  3. May 17, 2011 - Information sharing interferes with 'wisdom of crowds': study
  4. May 17, 2011 - So much for the wisdom of the crowd
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - What's in a simple line drawing? Quite a lot, our brains say - also here
  2. May 18, 2011 - 'Mind reading' brain scans reveal secrets of human vision
  3. May 19, 2011 - Religious factors may influence changes in the brain
  4. May 19, 2011 - Eat a protein-rich breakfast to reduce food cravings, prevent overeating later, researcher finds
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Oxytocin connected to postpartum depression
Background


Genetics of depression

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Researchers identify DNA region linked to depression
  2. May 16, 2011 - Scientists find genetic link to depression
Background


Creativity

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Music can spark creativity in math and science - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Researchers link spontaneous gene mutations to autism
Background


Entropy of language word order

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Entropy Is Universal Rule of Language
Background


Intestinal bacteria and emotional problems

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head
  2. May 20, 2011 - Do early gut problems set the brain up for depression?
Background


Brainwave information encoding

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Decoding brainwaves lets scientists read minds
Background


Sleep deprivation and memory impairment

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Roots of memory impairment, resulting from sleep deprivation, identified
Background, Background


Sodium channels and nervous system evolution

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Sodium channels evolved before animals' nervous systems, research shows
Background, Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Melatonin analogue agomelatine could have role in treating major depression
Background


Language learning

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - Language learning: Researchers use video games to crack the speech code
Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Parrots display teamwork and decision-making skills
Background


Genes and behavior in C. elegans

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Genes help worms decide where to dine
Background


Dopamine and anxiety

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Does eating give you pleasure or make you anxious?
Background


Astrocytes

References:
  1. May 22, 2011 - Scientists cultivate human brain's most ubiquitous cell in lab dish - also here
  2. May 22, 2011 - Helper Brain Cells Grown in Lab
  3. May 23, 2011 - Human stem cells programmed as brain cells
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - US regulators approve first targeted hepatitis C drug
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - 'Friendly fire' may be at the root of Parkinson-like diseases
  2. May 22, 2011 - Suspect bacterium may trigger Parkinson's - also here
  3. May 22, 2011 - Ulcer bacteria may contribute to development of Parkinson's disease - also here
  4. May 22, 2011 - Bacteria may cause Parkinson's disease
  5. May 22, 2011 - Bacteria 'linked' to Parkinson's disease
  6. May 23, 2011 - Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Play a Role in Parkinson's
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Common anti-inflammatory coaxes liver cancer cells to commit suicide
  2. May 16, 2011 - Cancer on the breath? The nose knows
  3. May 16, 2011 - Abcc10 may be effective in extending the effectiveness of anticancer drugs
  4. May 16, 2011 - Leucine deprivation proves deadly to malignant melanoma cells
  5. May 16, 2011 - New prostate cancer test more specific, sensitive than PSA test
  6. May 16, 2011 - Detecting lung cancer early
  7. May 16, 2011 - Cancer drug resurfaces and threatens false optimism
  8. May 17, 2011 - Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men
  9. May 17, 2011 - Pfizer lung cancer drug to get speedy U.S. review
  10. May 18, 2011 - When rising PSA means prostate cancer is in patient's future
  11. May 18, 2011 - Blood test confirmed to be 'powerful predictor' for metastatic breast cancer following largest analysis to date
  12. May 18, 2011 - New treatment regimen shows clinical benefit in advanced colon cancer
  13. May 18, 2011 - Coffee May Lower Risk Of Deadliest Prostate Cancer
  14. May 18, 2011 - HPV test beats Pap for cervical cancer screening - also here
  15. May 18, 2011 - AstraZeneca's Olaparib Prolongs Remission in Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds
  16. May 18, 2011 - Astra drug slows ovarian cancer progression -study
  17. May 18, 2011 - Roche lung cancer drug extends life for some-study
  18. May 18, 2011 - Pfizer kidney cancer drug effective in key study
  19. May 18, 2011 - Exelixis drug shown to control solid tumors
  20. May 19, 2011 - New drug targets for squamous cell carcinoma
  21. May 19, 2011 - Curcumin compound improves effectiveness of head and neck cancer treatment
  22. May 19, 2011 - Identification of 'fingerprint' of rare tumor leads to development of cheap and reliable new test
  23. May 19, 2011 - Report outlines successes, challenges in cancer prevention efforts
  24. May 19, 2011 - DNA repair system affects colon cancer recurrence and survival
  25. May 19, 2011 - ASCO abstracts flag new data on the hottest cancer drugs
  26. May 22, 2011 - Scientists find new drug target in breast cancer
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Test could detect Alzheimer's disease earlier than previously possible
  2. May 19, 2011 - Early-onset Alzheimer's not always associated with memory loss
  3. May 20, 2011 - High iron, copper levels block brain-cell DNA repair
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Cell viscosity research improves our knowledge of cancer cells
  2. May 18, 2011 - Thwarting leukemia drug resistance
  3. May 18, 2011 - Key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia found
  4. May 16, 2011 - BCL6 Protein Is Key To Fighting Drug Resistance In Most Common Childhood Cancer
  5. May 18, 2011 - Enzyme may drive breast cancer growth
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Stopping HIV transmission with a molecular barrier
  2. May 18, 2011 - HIV discovery brings vaccine closer
Background


Local inflammation

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Study reveals new form of inflammation
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - Stem cells reverse disease in a model of Parkinson's disease
  2. May 16, 2011 - Sections of retinas regenerated and visual function increased with stem cells from skin
  3. May 16, 2011 - Retinas Regenerated Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
  4. May 16, 2011 - Adult Kidney Cells Reverted To Precursor Stem Cells
  5. May 19, 2011 - Australians achieve kidney stem cell world-first
  6. May 19, 2011 - Firm starts stem cell bank with human egg donor
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 16, 2011 - New study dramatically cuts treatment for latent TB
  2. May 16, 2011 - CDC: New regimen drastically shortens TB treatment - also here
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - Artificial tissue promotes skin growth in wounds
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 17, 2011 - FDA panel to weigh revoking key use of Abbott drug - also here
  2. May 18, 2011 - Tomatoes may help ward off heart disease
  3. May 18, 2011 - Simple fitness test could predict long-term risk for heart attack, stroke in middle-aged people
  4. May 18, 2011 - Dairy consumption does not elevate heart-attack risk, study suggests
  5. May 22, 2011 - EMPHASIS HF: Study shows epleronone to reduce atrial fibrillation
  6. May 22, 2011 - Heart Failure: Targeting the right patients for CRT-D
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 18, 2011 - High pregnancy weight gain can lead to long-term obesity
  2. May 18, 2011 - Extremely obese children have higher prevalence of psoriasis, higher heart disease risk
Background


Heart tissue repair

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Researchers create nanopatch for the heart - also here
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Viagra could reduce multiple sclerosis symptoms
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. May 19, 2011 - Breakthrough medical food reverses risk of heart disease and diabetes
Background, Background, Background


Gene therapy for bone marrow stem cell protection in chemotherapy

References:
  1. May 20, 2011 - Gene-modified stem cells help protect bone marrow from toxic side effects of chemotherapy
Background, Background


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