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Volume 10, Number 36
September 5, 2011


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

Galaxies in the early universe
Water on Mars
Formation of massive stars
B meson physics
Aerosols
Extrasolar planets
Milky Way atlas
Earthquakes
Supersonic jets from young stars
Supermassive black holes
Very low metallicity star
Anyons
Quantum simulation
Higgs boson
Star-forming regions
Quantum stabilization
Exobiology

Technology

Nanotechnology
Silicon spin communication
Robotics and algebraic geometry
Hydrogen storage
Hydrogen production
Graphene
Superconductivity
Quantum dots
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Quantum computing with superconducting circuits
Phase discontinuity optics
Surface plasmon resonance biosensor
Light-harvesting systems
Plasmonics
Terahertz metamaterials
Organic electronics
Graphene and terahertz technology

Life sciences

LincRNA and stem cell differentiation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Cell reprogramming
Synthetic biology
Cell aging and antioxidants
Stress and DNA methylation
Essential genes for bacterial survival
Hominin tool development
Circadian rhythms in bacteria
Promiscuousness
Persistence of immune response
Embryonic development, Wnt, and Sonic Hedgehog
Lysosomal exocytosis
Bacterial membranes and sporulation
Chromatin signaling
Systems biology
Division of mitochondria
Regeneration of ear hair cells in zebrafish
Growth of actin cables
Origins of life
Stem cells and endangered species

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Effect of intestinal bacteria on mood and behavior
Bilingualism
Addiction, glutamate, and dopamine
Nuron survival signals
Functional specificity for language
Ability to recall origins of a memory
Blood factors and neurogenesis
Synaptic vesicles
Brain-imaging studies
Central nervous system repair in fruit flies
Copy number variations and schizophrenia
Brain map of taste sensation
Alcohol and self-control
Interhemispheric connections and sensory integration
Autism
Foxp2 and neuron branching during embryonic development
Variations in language speech rate
Neural proteins in choanoflagellates

Health and medicine

Cancer
NF-κb and cancer cell metabolism
Viral therapy for cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Health benefits of exercise
MicroRNA and blood vessel growth
Weight-loss diets
Avian flu
Stem cells
Malaria
Diabetes
Tuberculosis
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotic resistance
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer biology
Low BMI due to gene duplication
Blood metabolites and disease
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology
AIDS
Multiple sclerosis
Use of genetic computing against cancer cells
Exercise, stem cells, and fat cell production
Alternative lengthening of telomeres and cancer
Resveratrol and metabolic syndrome
MicroRNA and cancer



Physical sciences


Galaxies in the early universe

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - New discovery sheds light on the ecosystem of young galaxies
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - New theory suggests Mars was once cold and wet
  2. September 1, 2011 - At Mars Crater, NASA Rover Finds Evidence of Ancient Water Hotspot
  3. September 1, 2011 - Mars Rover Discovery Elates NASA
  4. September 2, 2011 - Rare martian lake delta spotted by Mars Express - also here
  5. September 2, 2011 - Rare Sight: Remains of Ancient Mars Lake Seen in Satellite Photos
  6. September 2, 2011 - Rover begins 'whole new mission' at Martian crater
  7. September 2, 2011 - Giant Mars crater hints at steamy past
  8. September 2, 2011 - Probe spots remains of Martian lake and river
  9. September 4, 2011 - Endeavour crater provides possible evidence of past water
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Making massive stars
Background


B meson physics

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - CERN's LHCb experiment takes precision physics to a new level
  2. August 29, 2011 - LHCb experiment sees Standard Model physics
Background, Background


Aerosols

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Mystery factor clouds climate science
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - New Planet May Be Among Most Earthlike - Weather Permitting
Background


Milky Way atlas

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - An atlas of the Milky Way
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Earthquakes to the core -- Researchers drill down at the epicenter
  2. September 4, 2011 - Earthquake prediction still stymies scientists - also here
Background


Supersonic jets from young stars

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars - also here
  2. August 31, 2011 - Hubble Captures Stars Unleashing Supersonic Jets
  3. August 31, 2011 - Hubble Telescope Videos Show Baby Stars Spewing Violent Jets
  4. August 31, 2011 - Near Orion Nebula, Stellar Jets Show The Birth Of A Young Star
  5. September 1, 2011 - Hubble movies reveal solarsystemsized traffic jams
  6. September 1, 2011 - Hubble movies show baby stars in the making
Background


Supermassive black holes

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Chandra finds nearest pair of supermassive black holes
  2. August 31, 2011 - Space Cannibal: Ginormous Black Hole Caught Eating Another
  3. September 2, 2011 - Supermassive Pair
Background


Very low metallicity star

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - The star that should not exist - also here
  2. August 31, 2011 - Impossible Star Defies Astronomers' Theories
  3. September 1, 2011 - A forbidden star
  4. September 1, 2011 - 'Impossible' ancient star defies models
  5. September 1, 2011 - Star that shouldn't exist found
  6. September 1, 2011 - The impossibly modern star
Background


Anyons

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Anyons, anyone?
Background


Quantum simulation

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Digital quantum simulator realized
  2. September 6, 2011 - Calcium ions simulate the quantum world
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Higgs particle could be found by Christmas
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Stellar Birth
Background


Quantum stabilization

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Einstein's dream surpassed
Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Alien life more likely on 'Dune' planets - also here
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Nanoscale electrochemistry
  2. August 31, 2011 - An innovative method for measuring nanoparticles
  3. September 1, 2011 - Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
  4. September 4, 2011 - World's smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
Background


Silicon spin communication

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Scientists put a new spin on traditional information technology
Background


Robotics and algebraic geometry

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Smooth Like A Robot? An Algebraic Approach To Better Movement
Background, Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Chemists develop way to safely store, extract hydrogen
  2. August 31, 2011 - Iron 'veins' are secret of promising new hydrogen storage material
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Novel alloy could produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet
  2. September 1, 2011 - Plasmonic nanostructures make graphene viable for super-fast communications
  3. September 1, 2011 - Shining light on corrugated graphene
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Superconductors: how do they work? Better with magnets, apparently
  2. August 31, 2011 - X-rays control disorder in superconductor
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Inexpensive technique for making high quality nanowire solar cells developed
  2. September 2, 2011 - SNS, HFIR experiments help refine thin-film solar cells
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit
  2. September 1, 2011 - Quantum computer chips pass key milestones
Background


Quantum computing with superconducting circuits

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture - also here
  2. September 1, 2011 - Computer architecture recreated on quantum device
  3. October 27, 2011 - Could this quantum computer be the real deal?
Technical papers:
  1. Implementing the Quantum von Neumann Architecture with Superconducting Circuits
Background


Phase discontinuity optics

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Researchers create bizarre optical phenomena, defying the laws of reflection and refraction
  2. September 2, 2011 - Manipulating the middle ground
Background


Surface plasmon resonance biosensor

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Faster diagnostics through cheap, ultra-portable blood testing
Background, Background


Light-harvesting systems

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100 energy transfer efficiency
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Researchers demonstrate an electrochromic nanoplasmonic optical switch
Background


Terahertz metamaterials

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Hiding objects with a terahertz invisibility cloak
Background, Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Organic electronic devices could be printed on ordinary CDs and DVDs
Background


Graphene and terahertz technology

References:
  1. September 4, 2011 - Tunable graphene device demonstrated: First tool in kit for putting terahertz light to work
  2. September 6, 2011 - Tuning for terahertz waves with graphene
Background, Background



Life sciences


LincRNA and stem cell differentiation

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - An RNA Switch for Stem Cells
  2. August 30, 2011 - lincRNA: A recently discovered RNA organizes stem cell differentiation
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Hair-cell-derived patient-specific heart cells for disease modeling and drug screening
  2. September 4, 2011 - Could stem cells rescue an endangered species?
  3. September 4, 2011 - Stem Cells Induced for Conservation
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - From skin cells to motor neurons
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Computer-designed virus yields phenotype expression benefits
Background, Background


Cell aging and antioxidants

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Natural anti-oxidant deserts aging body: Cell's reserve fighting force shrinks with age
Background


Stress and DNA methylation

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Parents' stress leaves lasting marks on children's genes
  2. August 31, 2011 - Stressed dad = depressed children? Investigating the paternal transmission of stress
Background


Essential genes for bacterial survival

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - New method reveals parts of bacterium genome essential to life
Background


Hominin tool development

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Stone tools shed light on early human migrations - also here
  2. August 31, 2011 - Why Did Early Humans Leave Africa Without the Latest Gadgets?
  3. August 31, 2011 - Homo erectus forgot to pack its best tools when it left Africa - also here
  4. August 31, 2011 - Humans shaped stone axes 1.8 million years ago, study says
  5. August 31, 2011 - Earliest Signs of Advanced Tools Found
  6. August 31, 2011 - Ancient humans used hand axes earlier than thought
  7. September 1, 2011 - Oldest hand axes found
  8. September 1, 2011 - Oldest known advanced stone tools found
  9. September 2, 2011 - Newly-discovered stone tools are some of mankind's earliest tech
Background


Circadian rhythms in bacteria

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Finding mechanism behind bacteria's biological clock
  2. September 1, 2011 - Glowing, blinking bacteria reveal how cells synchronize biological clocks
Background


Promiscuousness

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - New research finds promiscuousness results in genetic 'trade-up,' more offspring
Background


Persistence of immune response

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Persistent immunity: Researchers find signals that preserve anti-viral antibodies - also here
Background


Embryonic development, Wnt, and Sonic Hedgehog

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - The battle of the morphogens: How to get ahead in the nervous system
Background


Lysosomal exocytosis

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Orchestrator of waste removal rescues cells that can't manage their trash
Background


Bacterial membranes and sporulation

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Sporulation may have given rise to the bacterial outer membrane: study
Background


Chromatin signaling

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Scientists discover secret life of chromatin
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - New understanding of cells could help in search for cancer cure
Background


Division of mitochondria

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - New insight in how cells' powerhouse divides
Background


Regeneration of ear hair cells in zebrafish

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Growth hormone helps repair the zebrafish ear
Background


Growth of actin cables

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Researchers explain how railways in cells are built
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Rock rafts could be 'cradle of life'
Background


Stem cells and endangered species

References:
  1. September 4, 2011 - Could stem cells rescue an endangered species? - also here
  2. September 4, 2011 - Scientists produce first stem cells from endangered species
  3. September 5, 2011 - 'Stemcell zoo' could save endangered species
  4. September 5, 2011 - Scientists start 'stem cell zoo'
  5. September 5, 2011 - Stem cells may save rhinos from extinction
  6. September 6, 2011 - Stem Cells From Skin Suggest a Way Save Endangered Rhinos and Primates
  7. September 6, 2011 - Stem cell 'zoo' may save rare species
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Effect of intestinal bacteria on mood and behavior

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Mind-Altering Bugs
  2. August 29, 2011 - Gut microbes can change neurochemistry and influence behavior
  3. August 30, 2011 - Friendly bacteria cheer up anxious mice - also here
  4. August 30, 2011 - Research indicates certain probiotics may influence brain functioning
  5. August 30, 2011 - How the mouse brain is influenced by the gut
  6. August 31, 2011 - Moody Mice Soothed by Bacteria
Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Study links bilingual babies' vocabulary to early brain differentiation
Background


Addiction, glutamate, and dopamine

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Faulty signaling in brain increases craving for sugar and drugs
Background


Nuron survival signals

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Scientists reveal new survival mechanism for neurons
Background


Functional specificity for language

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Localizing language in the brain
Background, Background


Ability to recall origins of a memory

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Ability to remember memories' origin not fully developed in youths
Background


Blood factors and neurogenesis

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - The Brain's Fountain of Youth
  2. August 31, 2011 - Blood's Role in the Aging Brain
  3. August 31, 2011 - Scientists discover blood factors that appear to cause aging in brains of mice
Background, Background


Synaptic vesicles

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - A keystone discovery: Proteins and synaptic vesicles
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Word association: Study matches brain scans with complex thought
  2. August 31, 2011 - Mild hearing loss linked to brain atrophy in older adults
Background


Central nervous system repair in fruit flies

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Scientists uncover gene network responsible for repair of the central nervous system of the fruit fly
Background


Copy number variations and schizophrenia

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Older dads' sperm genes raise autism risk
  2. September 1, 2011 - Mutation clue to disorders in older dads' offspring
Background


Brain map of taste sensation

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - How does the brain know what the tongue knows?
  2. September 2, 2011 - Brain scan leaves no sour taste
Background


Alcohol and self-control

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Alcohol dulls brain 'alarm' that monitors mistakes, study finds
Background


Interhemispheric connections and sensory integration

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Two Brain Halves, One Perception: How Communication Between Brain Hemispheres Determines Individual's Subjective Experience - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - The 'Google' theory of autism -- a new approach to the enigma
  2. September 2, 2011 - Distinct features of autistic brain revealed in novel analysis of MRI scans
Background


Foxp2 and neuron branching during embryonic development

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Language-related gene responsible for branching of neurons
Background


Variations in language speech rate

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Language speed versus efficiency: Is faster better?
Background


Neural proteins in choanoflagellates

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Your brain chemistry existed before animals did
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - MRI predicts survival in locally advanced rectal cancer
  2. August 29, 2011 - Research aims to starve breast cancer cells
  3. August 30, 2011 - Patients' underlying health linked to worse outcomes for melanoma, study finds
  4. August 31, 2011 - Choice of seizure drug for brain tumor patients may affect survival
  5. August 31, 2011 - Adjuvant therapy perhaps not necessary for older breast cancer patients
  6. August 31, 2011 - Medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug
  7. August 31, 2011 - Research gives new hope to those with rare vascular cancer
  8. August 31, 2011 - A step toward a saliva test for cancer
  9. August 31, 2011 - First and only therapeutic drug for ALK-positive lung cancer approved
  10. August 31, 2011 - Researcher identifies nearly 100 studies supporting use of thermal ablation to treat lung cancer
  11. August 31, 2011 - Tiny oxygen generators boost effectiveness of anticancer treatment
  12. August 31, 2011 - Ultrasensitive particles offer new way to find cancer
  13. August 31, 2011 - Cancer-fighting virus shown to target tumors alone
  14. September 1, 2011 - Breast cancer risk drops when diet includes walnuts, researchers find
  15. September 1, 2011 - New half-match bone marrow transplant procedure yields promising outcomes for cancer patients
  16. September 1, 2011 - Lung cancer ALK rearrangement may predict pemetrexed efficacy, study shows
  17. September 1, 2011 - Fibrous stroma associated with poor prognosis in lung squamous cell carcinoma
  18. September 1, 2011 - Breakthrough procedure helps patients with throat, mouth cancer
  19. September 1, 2011 - UT Southwestern program identifies families at high risk for colorectal cancer
  20. September 1, 2011 - Delcath says colorectal cancer treatment not effective
  21. September 2, 2011 - Low-dose naltrexone (LDN): Tricking the body to heal itself
  22. September 2, 2011 - Researchers overcome barrier to cancer immunotherapy
  23. September 2, 2011 - Study points to way of improving chemotherapy response
  24. September 4, 2011 - Researchers discover gene defect that predisposes people to leukemia
  25. September 4, 2011 - Scientists find new mutations in leukemia
  26. September 4, 2011 - Harmless soil-dwelling bacteria successfully kill cancer - also here
Background


NF-κb and cancer cell metabolism

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Scientists use diabetes drug in double hit to starve cancer cells
Background, Background


Viral therapy for cancer

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Virus Attacks Childhood Cancers - also here
  2. August 31, 2011 - World-First Viral Therapy Trial in Cancer Patients - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Poor sleep quality increases risk of high blood pressure
  2. August 29, 2011 - Fat around the heart boosts heart-attack risk
  3. August 29, 2011 - The Homburg Cream and Sugar study
  4. August 29, 2011 - Anger predicts long-term mortality in patients with myocardial infarction
  5. August 29, 2011 - Job strain and overtime predict heart disease and mortality
  6. August 29, 2011 - The effect of eplerenone vs. placebo on cardiovascular mortality
  7. August 29, 2011 - Atherosclerosis is not limited to the heart
  8. August 29, 2011 - Leisure-time physical activity increases the risk of atrial fibrillation in men
  9. August 29, 2011 - It's official -- chocolate linked to heart health
  10. August 29, 2011 - Differences in cell response could explain higher rates of hypertension in African-Americans
  11. August 29, 2011 - Next big drug against cholesterol takes shape
  12. August 30, 2011 - Work less, eat more chocolate for healthy heart
  13. August 30, 2011 - Do medications which reduce angina influence long-term mortality after a heart attack?
  14. August 30, 2011 - What do patients receiving optimal medical therapy after a heart attack die from?
  15. August 30, 2011 - Poor sleep increases high blood pressure risk
  16. August 31, 2011 - Potatoes reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and high blood pressure
  17. August 31, 2011 - Eating chocolate cuts risk of heart disease
  18. September 1, 2011 - A pinch of doubt over salt
Background


Health benefits of exercise

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Cycling fast: vigorous daily exercise recommended for a longer life
Background


MicroRNA and blood vessel growth

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Inhibition of microRNAs can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels
Background, Background


Weight-loss diets

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Foods rich in protein, dairy products help dieters preserve muscle and lose belly fat: study
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - UN agency warns on mutant bird flu in China, Vietnam
  2. August 29, 2011 - UN warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain
  3. August 31, 2011 - Bird flu flies back into the news
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 29, 2011 - Breakthrough research isolates human blood stem cell in its purest form
  2. August 31, 2011 - Bone marrow stem cell therapy safe for acute stroke: report
  3. August 31, 2011 - Uterine stem cells used to treat diabetes in mice
  4. September 1, 2011 - Researchers successfully perform first injection of cultured red blood cells in human donor
  5. September 1, 2011 - Yale scientists find stem cells that tell hair it's time to grow
  6. September 1, 2011 - UK stem cell stroke trial passes first safety test
  7. September 1, 2011 - A youthful environment can rejuvenate old stem cells
  8. September 2, 2011 - Pioneering stroke stem cell study moves to next stage
  9. September 2, 2011 - Controlling self-renewal of stem cells
  10. September 4, 2011 - Scientists announce human intestinal stem cell 'breakthrough' for regenerative medicine
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Scientists invent new way to disarm malaria parasite
  2. August 31, 2011 - Malaria discovery gives hope for new drugs and vaccines
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Dieting beats exercise for diabetes prevention, combination is best
  2. August 31, 2011 - Simple blood test at high street opticians could help to diagnose diabetes
  3. September 4, 2011 - New tactic for controlling blood sugar in diabetes contradicts current view of the disease
  4. September 4, 2011 - Scientists establish a new class of anti-diabetic compound
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Discovering new drugs to fight TB
  2. September 4, 2011 - TB vaccine candidate shows early promise in mice
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2011 - Skin cells mimic degeneration in Parkinson's brain
  2. August 31, 2011 - Study finds genetic variation that protects against Parkinson's disease
  3. September 2, 2011 - Researchers enlist symptom-specific exercise in battle against Parkinson's Disease
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Superbugs Predate Wonder Drugs
  2. August 31, 2011 - The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics
  3. August 31, 2011 - Resistance to Antibiotics Is Ancient - also here
  4. August 31, 2011 - Researchers Find Antibiotic Resistance in Ancient DNA
  5. September 1, 2011 - Antibiotic resistance predates medicine
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Researchers find a new culprit in Alzheimer's disease: Too many blood vessels
  2. August 31, 2011 - Alzheimer's clue homes in on musical memory
  3. September 1, 2011 - Alzheimer's brains found to have lower levels of key protein
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Scientists reveal how white blood cell promotes growth and spread of cancer
  2. September 1, 2011 - Key function of mutation in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer gene discovered
Background


Low BMI due to gene duplication

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - 'Gene overdose' causes extreme thinness
  2. August 31, 2011 - Study finds gene "overdose" link to being skinny
  3. September 1, 2011 - Underweight? You may have skinny genes
Background


Blood metabolites and disease

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - New biochemical discoveries into developing disease
  2. September 1, 2011 - Genetics meets metabolomics
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Gene replacement treats copper deficiency disorder in mice
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. August 31, 2011 - Study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - New HIV vaccine approach targets desirable immune cells - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Starving inflammatory immune cells slows damage caused by multiple sclerosis
Background


Use of genetic computing against cancer cells

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Biological computer destroys cancer cells
  2. September 2, 2011 - Genetic computing used to kill specific cancer cells
Background, Background


Exercise, stem cells, and fat cell production

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Exercise boosts health by influencing stem cells to become bone, not fat, researchers find
Background, Background


Alternative lengthening of telomeres and cancer

References:
  1. September 1, 2011 - Researchers report new understanding of role of telomeres in tumor growth
Background


Resveratrol and metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Powerful antioxidant resveratrol prevents metabolic syndrome in lab tests: study
Background, Background, Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. September 2, 2011 - Why cancer cells change their appearance?
Background, Background


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