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Volume 10, Number 25
June 20, 2011


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

Global warming
Protostars and water
Possible excess clustering of galaxies
Sunspot cycle
European Extremely Large Telescope
Clumpiness of proto-planetary disks
Low surface brightness galaxies
Quark-gluon plasma
Earthquakes
Very early supermassive black holes
Neutrino oscillations
Solar activity and climate
Large Hadron Collider
Extrasolar planets
Solar storms
Paleoclimatology
Measurement of quantum wavefunction
Quark-gluon plasma and string theory
Black hole tidal disruption of star
Centaurus A
Stellar evolution
Planetary nebulae
Metallic glass
Black holes
Solar magnetosonic waves
Planetary system formation
Velocity measurement of individual photons
Duality in quantum field theory
Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
SETI
Climate modeling
James Webb Space Telescope
Submillimeter astronomy

Technology

Nanotechnology
Lasers
Superconductivity
Metamaterials
Nanomagnetic computers
Hydrogen storage
Polaritons
Quantum cryptography
Supercomputing
Plasmonics
Brain-computer interface
Quantum dots
Graphene
Retinal prostheses

Life sciences

Finch promiscuity
Human mutation rate
Lipid sensing NKT cells
Evolutionary origins of biomineralization
Life-history traits and DNA mutation rates
Lamin A, progerin, telomeres, and aging
Protein transport in bacteria
Genetics of RNA splicing errors
Sonic Hedgenog signaling
Interspecies competition
MTOR signaling
PDGFRβ signaling control of cell differentiation
Centromeres
Transmembrane signaling in plants
Neanderthals
Wnt and melanocyte stem cells
Emerging life after snowball Earth
RNA translation errors
Nuclear envelope proteins and aging
5,000 Insect Genome Project
Enzymes
Sexual selection
Targeted RNA modification
Identification of proteins involved in photosynthesis
Transcriptional enhancers and molecular evolution
Immune system regulation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Protein aggregation
Immune response to anthrax
DNA repair
Bacterial infection process
AMP-activated protein kinase
Human immune system genes from Neanderthals
Notch signaling and stem cells
Gene expression variation in the major histocompatability complex
Vitamin D and immune response
IL-10 and immune system regulation
Mitochondrial calcium uptake

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Stress and neural stem cells
Brain state and memory recall
Brain training and memory
Motivation signals and sweet taste cravings
Sleep deprivation and appetite
Punishment and cooperation in humans
Bilingualism
Ketamine and depression
Retinal ganglion cells
Schizophrenia
Retrieval practice and memory
Molecular effects of alcohol in the brain
Autism
NMDA receptors
Brain-imaging studies
Memory switch
Memory consolidation
Oxytocin

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer biology
Stem cells
KLF4, obesity, macrophages, and inflammation
Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Inflammatory bowel disease
Antibiotic resistance
Hepatitis C
Therapeutic use of induced pluripotent stem cells
Parkinson's disease
Diabetes
Cancer stem cells
Antibiotics
Biomarkers for aging



Physical sciences


Global warming

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Cold weather events to persist as planet warms
  2. June 14, 2011 - Recent warming trend is significant after all
  3. June 15, 2011 - Global warming not to blame for 2011 droughts
  4. June 17, 2011 - Cuba: Seas to rise more than 30 inches by 2100 - also here
  5. June 19, 2011 - Climate change disasters could be predicted
Background


Protostars and water

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Star Found Shooting Water "Bullets"
  2. June 15, 2011 - Stellar super soaker
  3. June 21, 2011 - Baby Star Blasts Jets of Water Into Space - also here
Background


Possible excess clustering of galaxies

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Cosmic smoothness
  2. June 16, 2011 - Clumpiness of Distant Universe Surprises Astronomers
  3. June 17, 2011 - New data suggests the universe is clumpier than thought
Background


Sunspot cycle

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Is the Sunspot Cycle About to Stop?
  2. June 14, 2011 - End of the Sunspot Cycle?
  3. June 14, 2011 - Sun Headed Into Hibernation, Solar Studies Predict
  4. June 14, 2011 - Major drop in solar activity predicted
  5. June 14, 2011 - Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity
  6. June 14, 2011 - Sunspots may disappear for years - also here
  7. June 14, 2011 - The Sun may be headed for a little quiet time
  8. June 14, 2011 - Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots
  9. June 14, 2011 - Sluggish sun may 'sit out' next solar cycle
  10. June 15, 2011 - Next solar cycle could be a no-show
  11. June 15, 2011 - Sun heads into rare hibernation
  12. June 15, 2011 - How the Sun's 11-Year Solar Cycle Works
  13. June 15, 2011 - Sun to skip solar cycle 25?
  14. June 15, 2011 - Scientists predict rare solar hibernation
Background


European Extremely Large Telescope

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Europe Downscales Monster Telescope to Save Money
Background


Clumpiness of proto-planetary disks

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Measuring the clumpiness of proto-planetary disks
Background


Low surface brightness galaxies

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - New insights into the 'hidden' galaxies of the universe
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Scientists cook up big bang soup
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Christchurch shaken by another new fault line
  2. June 15, 2011 - New Hidden Quake Fault Found in California
  3. June 15, 2011 - Japan's mega-quake struck in small zone of fault: study
  4. June 15, 2011 - Japan Quake Released Hundreds of Years of Strain
  5. June 16, 2011 - Japan quake struck small zone of fault: study
Background


Very early supermassive black holes

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - NASA's Chandra Finds Massive Black Holes Common in Early Universe
  2. June 15, 2011 - Black holes there from the start in the Universe's first galaxies
  3. June 15, 2011 - Giant Black Holes Found at Dawn of the Universe
  4. June 15, 2011 - Black holes were surprisingly common in early universe: study
  5. June 15, 2011 - Secrets of Earliest Black Holes Found in Ancient Galaxies
  6. June 15, 2011 - How black holes and galaxies grew up together
  7. June 15, 2011 - Black holes abound in early universe
  8. June 16, 2011 - Hidden secrets of black holes uncovered
  9. June 17, 2011 - The Earliest Black Holes
  10. June 17, 2011 - Growth of Black Holes and Galaxies Linked from an Early Age
Background, Background, Background


Neutrino oscillations

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - First Results From Japanese Neutrino Experiment Hint at Big Things to Come
  2. June 15, 2011 - Neutrino experiments could test matter-antimatter symmetry
  3. June 15, 2011 - A step closer to solving one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics?
  4. June 15, 2011 - Neutrinos change flavors while crossing Japan
  5. June 15, 2011 - Evidence mounts for previously unseen neutrino oscillation
  6. June 15, 2011 - Neutrino particle 'flips to all flavours'
  7. June 15, 2011 - Japan's T2K experiment observes candidates for electron neutrino appearance
  8. June 15, 2011 - Indication of Electron Neutrino Appearance at the T2K Experiment
  9. June 16, 2011 - Neutrino oscillations observed until earthquake shut down detector
  10. June 16, 2011 - Neutrinos caught 'shape shifting' in new way
  11. June 17, 2011 - Japanese neutrino observation a boon for U.S. physics - also here
  12. June 22, 2011 - New T2K results shed light on the Universe
  13. June 23, 2011 - Tantalizing and rare neutrino oscillation
  14. July 18, 2011 - A new neutrino oscillation
Background


Solar activity and climate

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Sunspot Drop Won't Cause Global Cooling
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - One Inverse Femtobarn!
  2. June 17, 2011 - LHC experiments reach record data milestone
  3. June 19, 2011 - Large Hadron Collider achieves 2011 data milestone - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Satellite adds 10 new exoplanets to the 'zoo'
  2. June 15, 2011 - New planets feature young star and twin Neptunes
  3. June 15, 2011 - New planetary system has South African astronomers doing a double take
  4. June 15, 2011 - 10 New Alien Planets a Diverse Bunch, Telescope Shows
  5. June 15, 2011 - European astronomers unveil ten exoplanets
  6. June 16, 2011 - A golden age of exoplanet discovery
Background


Solar storms

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Scientists prove existence of 'magnetic ropes' that cause solar storms
  2. June 16, 2011 - Solar Storms Sparked By Giant 'Magnetic Rope,' Study Finds
  3. June 17, 2011 - Giant magnetic rope triggers solar storms
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Dating an ancient episode of severe global warming
Background


Measurement of quantum wavefunction

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Catching sight of the elusive wavefunction
  2. June 16, 2011 - Canadian researchers devise method to directly measure the quantum wavefunction
Background


Quark-gluon plasma and string theory

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - String theory may hold answers about quark-gluon plasma
Background, Background


Black hole tidal disruption of star

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Powerful Jet Being Produced by Star-Eating Black Hole
  2. June 16, 2011 - First time ever: scientists see jets as black hole swallows a star
  3. June 16, 2011 - Black Hole Caught Eating a Star, Gamma-Ray Flash Hints
  4. June 16, 2011 - Unusual gamma-ray flash may have come from star being eaten by massive black hole - also here
  5. June 16, 2011 - Giant Black Hole Devours Star, Fires Beams at Earth
  6. June 16, 2011 - Star eaten by black hole
  7. June 16, 2011 - Scientists ID mysterious flash in distant galaxy - also here
  8. June 17, 2011 - Black Hole Gobbles Star
  9. June 17, 2011 - Black hole eats star, triggers gamma-ray flash
  10. June 18, 2011 - Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash
Background, Background


Centaurus A

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Spectacular Hubble View of Centaurus A
  2. June 16, 2011 - Hubble's unique view of Centaurus A
  3. June 17, 2011 - Dusty Nearby Galaxy Blazes Bright in Hubble Photo
Background


Stellar evolution

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Ovation for a stellar senior
Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - How much do binary stars shape planetary nebulae?
Background


Metallic glass

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - First ever single crystal metallic glass created under 25 gigapascals of pressure
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Black hole flickers for Faulkes
Background


Solar magnetosonic waves

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Sun Has Giant Supersonic Waves Bigger Than Earth
  2. June 16, 2011 - Waving goodbye to the Sun's hot corona mystery?
Background


Planetary system formation

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Peer pressure keeps young planets growing
Background


Velocity measurement of individual photons

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Single photons obey the speed limits
Background


Duality in quantum field theory

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Two is good, four is better
Background


Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - TAUWER aims for cosmic heights
Background


SETI

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Europeans Hope Their Low Frequency Array Will Complement US SETI
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Climatologists figuring out which data make their models better
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - James Webb space telescope completes first round of cryogenic mirror test
Background


Submillimeter astronomy

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - ALMA casts a cold eye on the sky
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - New technique spins superlong nanowires
Background


Lasers

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - First telecommunications wavelength quantum dot laser on a silicon substrate
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Under pressure, sodium and hydrogen could undergo a metamorphosis, emerging as a superconductor - also here
  2. June 16, 2011 - Nodes or no nodes
  3. June 17, 2011 - Coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism
  4. June 17, 2011 - Superconductivity's third side unmasked
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Nanotransfer makes large-area NIMs
  2. June 15, 2011 - Invisibility carpet cloak can hide objects from visible light
  3. June 15, 2011 - Research team develops method to produce large sheets of metamaterials
Background


Nanomagnetic computers

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Nanomagnetic Computers Are the Ultimate in Efficiency
Background, Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Carbon 'grapevine' may store hydrogen
  2. June 14, 2011 - Baking powder for environmentally friendly hydrogen storage
Background


Polaritons

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Polaritons with tunable photon-exciton coherence
Background, Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Making quantum cryptography truly secure
  2. June 15, 2011 - Making quantum cryptography truly secure: paper in Nature Communications
  3. June 17, 2011 - Hackers steal quantum code
  4. June 20, 2011 - Quantum eavesdropper steals quantum keys
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - McGill University, IBM develop Quebec's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer cluster
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - World's first 3D plasmon ruler: Taking the 3-D measure of macromolecules
  2. June 16, 2011 - 'Plasmon ruler' measures tiny distances in 3D
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Noninvasive brain implant could someday translate thoughts into movement - also here
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Dotting the eyes
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Team reports scalable fabrication of self-aligned graphene transistors, circuits
  2. June 17, 2011 - Graphene may gain an 'on-off switch,' adding semiconductor to long list of material's achievements
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Nanosized diamonds enable progress in retinal prostheses
Background



Life sciences


Finch promiscuity

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - What Makes a Finch Unfaithful?
  2. June 13, 2011 - Why female zebra finches cheat on their partners
  3. June 14, 2011 - Cheating Female Finches Get Their Infidelity Genes from Dad
  4. June 14, 2011 - Daughters inherit cheating genes that worked well for dads, zebra finch study suggests
  5. June 14, 2011 - Study shows genes may play a role in promiscuity
  6. June 15, 2011 - The 'Casanova' Gene In Zebra Finches
  7. June 16, 2011 - Unfaithful female finches have their genes to thank
  8. June 23, 2011 - Female songbirds cheat because of dad
Background, Background


Human mutation rate

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Human mutation rate slower than thought
  2. June 13, 2011 - Human evolution is slower than thought
  3. June 13, 2011 - Life-history traits may affect DNA mutation rates in males more than in females
  4. June 15, 2011 - Our own 60 mutations
  5. June 15, 2011 - Human genetics: The mysterious unequal mutation by sex
Background, Background


Lipid sensing NKT cells

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - New cell type offers immunology hope - also here
Background


Evolutionary origins of biomineralization

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Ancient Fossils Have Evolution's First Shells
Background


Life-history traits and DNA mutation rates

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Life-history traits may affect DNA mutation rates in males more than in females
Background, Background


Lamin A, progerin, telomeres, and aging

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Researchers find new clues about aging - also here
Background


Protein transport in bacteria

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Researchers find new 'molecular motors' that bacteria use to transport proteins
Background, Background


Genetics of RNA splicing errors

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Many hereditary conditions associated with errors in pre-mRNA splicing, study suggests
Background, Background


Sonic Hedgenog signaling

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - A scientific breakthrough could help understand certain cancers
Background


Interspecies competition

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - New Study Supports Darwin's Hypothesis on Competition Between Species - also here, here
  2. June 14, 2011 - Fighting to exist
  3. June 17, 2011 - Microbe 'Cage Matches' Pass Darwin's Test
Background


MTOR signaling

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Scientists discover new component of key growth-regulating signaling pathway - also here
Background


PDGFRβ signaling control of cell differentiation

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Researchers find potential therapeutic target for controlling obesity
Background, Background


Centromeres

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - New light shed on cell division
Background


Transmembrane signaling in plants

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Study Reveals Important Aspects of Signalling Across Cell Membranes in Plants
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Neanderthals shifted hunting methods
Background


Wnt and melanocyte stem cells

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - New research provides clues on why hair turns gray
  2. June 14, 2011 - Wnt Signaling - Why Hair Turns Gray
Background, Background


Emerging life after snowball Earth

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Life after Snowball Earth - also here, here
Background


RNA translation errors

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Altered molecule causes protein-making machinery to run stop signs
Background, Background


Nuclear envelope proteins and aging

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - DNA 'off switch' may reverse premature aging
Background, Background, Background


5,000 Insect Genome Project

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Entomologists launch the 5,000 Insect Genome Project (i5k)
Background


Enzymes

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Spotlight on dynamic operation of enzymes
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - When singing mice choose a mate, a skillful song gets the gal
  2. June 17, 2011 - High-maintenance mallards
Background


Targeted RNA modification

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Scientists override errant form of genetic signaling for first time
Background


Identification of proteins involved in photosynthesis

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - What makes a plant a plant?
Background, Background, Background


Transcriptional enhancers and molecular evolution

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Leaky genes put evolution on the fast track, researchers find
Background


Immune system regulation

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Keeping immunity in check
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Stem cells from patients make 'early retina in a dish'
Background


Protein aggregation

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Scientists develop algorithm to understand certain human diseases
Background


Immune response to anthrax

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - How the immune system fights back against anthrax infections
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Scientists identify protein that improves DNA repair under stress
Background


Bacterial infection process

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Study discovers how microbes make it past tight spaces between cells
  2. June 16, 2011 - Lyme disease bacteria take cover in lymph nodes
  3. June 17, 2011 - Key step identified in Legionnaire's disease infection process
Background


AMP-activated protein kinase

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Cell energy discovery points to help for diabetes
  2. June 17, 2011 - Discovery reveals how cells AMP up
Background


Human immune system genes from Neanderthals

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Breeding with Neanderthals helped humans go global
  2. June 17, 2011 - Breeding with Neanderthals appears to have helped early humans fight disease
  3. June 20, 2011 - Interbreeding With Other Human Species Helped Our Ancestors Spread Worldwide
Background


Notch signaling and stem cells

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Signaling pathway is 'executive software' of airway stem cells
Background, Background


Gene expression variation in the major histocompatability complex

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Unpicking the grammar of genes
Background, Background


Vitamin D and immune response

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - More evidence vitamin D boosts immune response
Background


IL-10 and immune system regulation

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - Transcription factor regulates protein that dampens immune responses
Background


Mitochondrial calcium uptake

References:
  1. June 19, 2011 - Cell's power generator depends on long-sought protein: 50-year search for calcium channel ends
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Stress and neural stem cells

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Brain structure adapts to environmental change
  2. June 14, 2011 - Fear boosts activation of young, immature brain cells
  3. June 15, 2011 - Stress births neural stem cells
Background, Background


Brain state and memory recall

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Brain state affects memory recall
Background


Brain training and memory

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Brain training boosts working memory, but only in some people
Background


Motivation signals and sweet taste cravings

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Brain signals amplify desire for sugary treats
Background


Sleep deprivation and appetite

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Get some sleep, you might stop wanting those brownies
Background, Background


Punishment and cooperation in humans

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Study of East African group suggests punishment could sustain large-scale cooperation among strangers
Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Fluent English speakers translate into Chinese automatically
Background


Ketamine, BDNF, and depression

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Why Ketamine Makes You Happy
  2. June 15, 2011 - Ketamine's antidepressant effect explained
  3. June 16, 2011 - Why Ketamine Produces a Fast Antidepressant Response
  4. June 16, 2011 - Ketamine helps see how the brain works in clinical depression
  5. June 22, 2011 - Drug boosts growth factor to jump-start rapid antidepressant response
Background, Background


Retinal ganglion cells

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - How the brain gets wired for stereo vision
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Early interventions for schizophrenia look promising, but evidence is inconclusive
Background


Retrieval practice and memory

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Testing improves memory
Background


Molecular effects of alcohol in the brain

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Understanding alcohol's damaging effects on the brain
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Can Brain Scans Diagnose Autism?
Background


NMDA receptors

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Biologists reveal novel drug binding site in NMDA receptor subunit
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - How we come to know our bodies as our own
  2. June 17, 2011 - Does Addictive Internet Use Restructure the Brain?
Background


Memory switch

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Scientists test ability to strengthen, suppress memories
  2. June 17, 2011 - Restoring memory, repairing damaged brains - also here
  3. June 17, 2011 - Memory Implant Gives Rats Sharper Recollection
  4. June 17, 2011 - Electronic hippocampal system turns long-term memory on and off, enhances cognition
  5. June 17, 2011 - With an Artificial Memory Chip, Rats Can Remember and Forget At the Touch of a Button
  6. June 18, 2011 - Rats' on-off memory switch identified
  7. June 20, 2011 - Brain Implant Restores Memories in Rats by Recording & Playing Them Back
  8. June 20, 2011 - Rat memory restored by installing replay electronics
Background


Memory consolidation

References:
  1. June 17, 2011 - A better way to remember
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. June 18, 2011 - Could a whiff of oxytocin help hypnosurgery?
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Certain head and neck cancer patients benefit from second round of treatment
  2. June 13, 2011 - Turning off cancer's growth signals
  3. June 13, 2011 - New Criteria Predict Treatment Success for Recurring Head and Neck Cancers
  4. June 13, 2011 - Decoding chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  5. June 14, 2011 - Toward a more efficient therapy for a specific form of leukemia
  6. June 14, 2011 - Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets may reduce both tumor growth rates and cancer risk
  7. June 14, 2011 - High Protein Diet Reduces Cancer Risk In Mice
  8. June 14, 2011 - New finding is potential predictor of deadly cancer common in Asia
  9. June 15, 2011 - Most tumors not within cell phone radiation range
  10. June 15, 2011 - Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee - also here
  11. June 16, 2011 - Latest vaccine study supports immune targeting of brain tumors
  12. June 16, 2011 - Radionuclide treatment against small tumors and metastases
  13. June 16, 2011 - Weight at 18 linked to cancer in men decades later
  14. June 16, 2011 - Barrett's esophagus carries lower risk of malignancy than previously reported
  15. June 17, 2011 - New prostate cancer biomarkers move closer to clinical use
  16. June 17, 2011 - Cancer 'freezing' technique lessens pain, cuts hospital stay
  17. June 17, 2011 - Tapeworm drug inhibits colon cancer metastasis
  18. June 19, 2011 - Researchers use human vaccine to cure prostate cancer in mice
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - One in five heart-attack deaths could be prevented with new drug
  2. June 14, 2011 - Molecular mechanism for some anti-arrhythmia drugs discovered
  3. June 14, 2011 - Blood pressure changes are age-related
  4. June 15, 2011 - Statins helpful, but no quick fix after cardiac emergency
  5. June 15, 2011 - Using olive oil in your diet may prevent a stroke
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Nanoparticle therapeutics might help people suffering from hearing disorders
  2. June 14, 2011 - Nanoparticles may help inhibit Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
  3. June 19, 2011 - Nanoparticles hit tumours with one-two punch
  4. June 19, 2011 - Novel nanoparticles communicate to target tumors more efficiently - also here
  5. June 21, 2011 - Two Types of Nanoparticles Work Together to Target Tumors
  6. June 20, 2011 - Communication helps target tumors
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Promising new target for stifling the growth and spread of cancer
  2. June 14, 2011 - Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
  3. June 14, 2011 - Ovarian cancer cells bully their way through tissue
  4. June 14, 2011 - Prostate cancer gets around hormone therapy by activating a survival cell signaling pathway
  5. June 16, 2011 - Roadmap published for dynamic mapping of estrogen signaling in breast cancer
  6. June 17, 2011 - New gene named after famous Scottish vet
  7. June 17, 2011 - Discovery of a new mechanism of gene control that is associated with cancer
  8. June 18, 2011 - Ovarian cancer cells 'bully' their way to other organs
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Sniffing out a new source of stem cells
  2. June 16, 2011 - First patients enroll in US stem cell trials on blindness
  3. June 16, 2011 - A stem cell target for expanding waistlines?
  4. June 16, 2011 - Environment for stem cell development engineered to control differentiation - also here
  5. June 17, 2011 - University of Louisville surgeons perform first prosthetic bypass graft with patient's stem cells at point-of-care
Background


KLF4, obesity, macrophages, and inflammation

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Genetic factor controls health-harming inflammation in obese - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Type 2 diabetes linked to higher risk of stroke and CV problems; metabolic syndrome isn't
Background, Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2011 - Dietary changes appear to affect levels of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease
  2. June 14, 2011 - Can Changing Your Diet Decrease Your Risk of Alzheimer's?
  3. June 15, 2011 - Several methods for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease developed by European scientists
  4. June 17, 2011 - Brain iron as an early predictor of Alzheimer's disease
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Sugar-binding protein may play a role in HIV infection
  2. June 17, 2011 - Learning lessons from an HIV cure
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Researchers pinpoint role of key proteins in Crohn's Disease
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - E. coli bacteria more likely to develop resistance after exposure to low levels of antibiotics
  2. June 17, 2011 - Cholesterol boosts antibiotic resistance in H. pylori
Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. June 14, 2011 - Noninvasive liver tests may predict hepatitis C patient survival
Background


Therapeutic use of induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Researchers Report Progress Using iPS Cells to Reverse Blindness - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Researchers identify why dopamine replacement therapy has a paradoxical effect on cognition
  2. June 15, 2011 - Potential cause of severe sleep disorder discovered, implications for Parkinson's disease
  3. June 17, 2011 - Researchers find new clues about protein linked to Parkinson's disease
  4. June 17, 2011 - Chinese medicine offers new Parkinson's treatments
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Diabetes

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Liver structure could hold the key to battling diabetes
  2. June 15, 2011 - Study suggests drug significantly improves glycemic control in type one diabetics on insulin
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Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. June 15, 2011 - Picking cancer stem cells out of the crowd
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Antibiotics

References:
  1. June 16, 2011 - Scientists develop a fatty 'kryptonite' to defeat multidrug-resistant 'Super bugs'
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Biomarkers for aging

References:
  1. June 19, 2011 - Proteins used to map the aging process - also here
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