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Volume 10, Number 38
September 19, 2011


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

Positron excess in cosmic rays
Solar flares
Extrasolar planets
Brown dwarfs
Dark matter
Sunspots
Quantum simulation
Earthquakes
James Webb Space Telescope
Supernova remnants
Star formation in nonmerging galaxies
Intergalactic magnetic fields
Infrared dark clouds and star formation
Methane on Mars
Testing general relativity with solar neutrinos
Neutron stars
Effects of dwarf galaxy on Milky Way
Global warming
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Higgs boson
Stellar oscillations
Regulation of gas temperature in active galazies
Supermassive black holes in small early galaxies
Breakup of binary star systems
Arctic sea ice
Supernovae
Star formation
Star-forming regions
Gamma-ray study of Crab pulsar
Water on Mars
Plate tectonics

Technology

Graphene and terahertz technology
Photovoltaics
Quantum state stabilization
Artificial intelligence
Artificial life
Controlled fusion
Superconductivity
Hydrogen storage
Graphene
Microelectromechanical systems
Quantum information processing
Optical communication technology
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Fullerenes
Metallofullerene-based magnetic digital storage
Photonics
Quantum optomechanics
Quantum computing

Life sciences

Human interbreeding with other hominins
Sexual selection
Evolution and sex ratio
HDAC3, epigenetics, and fat metabolism
Natural killer cells
Plant polyploidy and evolution
Genetics of fat accumulation
Salmonella infection
Synthetic biology
Cell reprogramming
Protein folding
Segmented filamentous bacteria
Hibernation, telomeres, and longevity
Regulation of stem cell pluripotency by FOXP1
Rapid evolution of plant epigenomes
Neurotransmitters and the immne system
Cell signaling
Coevolution of methylation and genomes in human-chimp divergence
Brain evolution in molluscs
Neanderthals
SAR11 bacteria
T cells, acetylcholine, and inflammation
Germinal centers and immune system memory
Temperature and alternative splicing
Gene transcription mechanisms
Dynamin
Helicases

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Circadian rhythm
Addiction
Brain response to genital stimulation
Fear memory
Autism
Scene recognition
Motor memory
Oxytocin
Brain-imaging studies
Visual word recognition
Sound recognition
Spatial position coding
Serotonin and aggression
Face recognition
Depression, BDNF, and GABA
Schizophrenia
Depression and serotonin

Health and medicine

Cancer stem cells and gene therapy
AIDS
Alzheimer's disease
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
RNA nanobiotechnology
Parkinson's disease
Diabetes
Cancer biology
Stem cells
MicroRNA and cancer
Tissue engineering
Hepatitis C
Malaria
Prions
Influenza infection, endothelial cells, and cytokine storms
Autoimmune disease
Antibiotic resistance
Stem cells and cancer
Paleo diet
Dementia
Obesity



Physical sciences


Positron excess in cosmic rays

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Confirms Puzzling Preponderance of Positrons - also here
  2. January 5, 2012 - Earth's Magnetic Field Aids Study of Cosmic-Ray Puzzle
Background, Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Solar Flares Aren't What They Seemed
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - 50 New Worlds and a Big, Pleasant Earth?
  2. September 12, 2011 - New world holds the promise of plentiful super-earths
  3. September 12, 2011 - Kepler leaves unseen exoplanet nowhere to hide
  4. September 12, 2011 - 'Super-Earth' Found in Habitable Zone
  5. September 12, 2011 - Trove of exoplanets unveiled
  6. September 12, 2011 - European astronomers haul in more than 50 new planets
  7. September 12, 2011 - HARPS finds a batch of 50+ new exoplanets
  8. September 12, 2011 - Fifty New Planets Found - Largest Haul Yet
  9. September 12, 2011 - 'Super-Earth,' 1 of 50 Newfound Alien Planets, Could Potentially Support Life - also here
  10. September 12, 2011 - Scientists Tally Over 600 Alien Planets
  11. September 12, 2011 - 50 new exoplanets discovered by HARPS
  12. September 12, 2011 - Super-earth exoplanet found that could support life
  13. September 12, 2011 - New 'super-Earth' that is 36 light-years away might hold water, astronomers say
  14. September 12, 2011 - Hot new planet could be in habitable zone -- barely
  15. September 12, 2011 - Fifty new alien worlds revealed
  16. September 13, 2011 - Chaos Clouds the Search for Habitable Worlds
  17. September 13, 2011 - Planet search finds lots of little guys
  18. September 13, 2011 - Star blasts planet with X-rays
  19. September 13, 2011 - Star Blasts Alien Planet With X-Ray Attack
  20. September 13, 2011 - Super-Earth discovered in a habitable zone
  21. September 14, 2011 - Star fries planet with X-rays
  22. September 14, 2011 - 16 super-Earths discovered
  23. September 14, 2011 - Alien Hunters to Search New Super-Earths for Life
  24. September 14, 2011 - New haul includes Earth-like planet
  25. September 15, 2011 - A Planet Orbiting Two Suns
  26. September 15, 2011 - Kepler planet circles two suns
  27. September 15, 2011 - Planet hunters find Tatooine-like system
  28. September 15, 2011 - New Exoplanet Discovery: Is Life Imitating Star Wars
  29. September 15, 2011 - On Kepler-16b, shadows come in pairs
  30. September 15, 2011 - Kepler spots world with two suns
  31. September 15, 2011 - Bounty of New Exoplanet Discoveries Includes a World Orbiting a Binary Star
  32. September 15, 2011 - Tatooine-like planet discovered
  33. September 15, 2011 - Planet Like 'Star Wars' Tatooine Discovered Orbiting 2 Suns
  34. September 15, 2011 - Astronomers confirm first planet orbiting two stars - also here
  35. September 15, 2011 - NASA Detects Planet Dancing With a Pair of Stars
  36. September 15, 2011 - Not just science fiction: Planet orbits 2 suns
  37. September 15, 2011 - The most surreal sunset in the universe
  38. September 15, 2011 - New Saturn-Like Planet Has Two Suns, NASA Says
  39. September 16, 2011 - Found: Planet with a double sunset
  40. September 16, 2011 - Rocky planets could have been born as gas giants
  41. September 16, 2011 - Some Rocky Planets Could Have Been Born as Gas Giants
  42. September 16, 2011 - 'Tatooine' Alien Planets Should Be Common, Scientists Say
  43. September 16, 2011 - Bumper harvest of exoplanets found by HARPS
  44. September 16, 2011 - 'Star Wars' planet found
  45. September 18, 2011 - How common are earth-moon planetary systems?
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Massive Storm on Alien World
  2. September 12, 2011 - Astronomers find extreme weather on an alien world - also here
  3. September 13, 2011 - Brown dwarf cooks up a storm
  4. September 13, 2011 - Colossal Storm May Rage on Jupiter-like "Failed Star"
  5. September 13, 2011 - Monster Storm Rages on Tiny Misfit Star
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Hints of dark matter reported, again
  2. September 13, 2011 - Shedding light on the mystery of dark matter
  3. September 15, 2011 - Dark matter signals detected?
  4. September 16, 2011 - Dwarf galaxies suggest dark matter theory may be wrong
  5. September 17, 2011 - The dark at the end of the tunnel?
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - 'Old Faithful' Sunspot to Fire Off More Solar Flares, Scientists Say
Background


Quantum simulation

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Quantum simulation hits the open road
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Geoscientists Get to Work as Quake Memories Fade
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - James Webb telescope completes mirror-coating milestone
  2. September 16, 2011 - NASA Completes Giant Mirrors for Hubble Successor Telescope
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - New supernova remnant lights up
Background


Star formation in nonmerging galaxies

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution - also here
  2. September 13, 2011 - Herschel reveals how most stars formed in the Universe - also here
Technical papers:
  1. GOODS - Herschel: an infrared main sequence for star-forming galaxies - also here
  2. The lesser role of starbursts for star formation at z=2 - also here
Background


Intergalactic magnetic fields

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Did intense magnetic fields form shortly after the Big Bang?
Technical papers:
  1. Mach Number Dependence of Turbulent Magnetic Field Amplification: Solenoidal versus Compressive Flows
Background


Infrared dark clouds and star formation

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Dark clouds in space
Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Methane debate splits Mars community
Background


Testing general relativity with solar neutrinos

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Sun puts relativity to the test
Background, Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Cosmic collisions forge gold
  2. September 14, 2011 - Neutron star blows away models for thermonuclear explosions
  3. September 16, 2011 - Neutron star smash-ups may forge gold
Background


Effects of dwarf galaxy on Milky Way

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Milky Way's Spiral Shape May Result from a Smaller Galaxy's Impact
  2. September 14, 2011 - Dark matter packs a punch: Milky Way's spiral arms formed by intergalactic collision - also here
  3. September 14, 2011 - Multiple dwarf strikes gave Milky Way its spirals
  4. September 14, 2011 - Milky Way Owes Its Shape to Crashes With Dwarf Galaxy
  5. September 14, 2011 - Milky Way's spiral arms are the product of an intergalactic collision course
  6. September 15, 2011 - How the Milky Way got its spiral - also here, here
  7. September 21, 2011 - Intergalactic collision gave Milky Way its arms
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Water evaporated from trees cools global climate
  2. September 16, 2011 - Modeling the local impact of global climate change
  3. September 16, 2011 - The heat wasn't just in USA: Hemisphere warmed to the task
  4. September 18, 2011 - Deep oceans can mask global warming for decade-long periods
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Earth's largest environmental catastrophe 250 million years ago studied
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Endgame for the Higgs Boson
Background


Stellar oscillations

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Star's Bubbly Surface Reveals Cosmic Cooking Below
  2. September 15, 2011 - The turbulent lives of stars
Background


Regulation of gas temperature in active galazies

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Black holes act as galactic thermostats
Technical papers:
  1. Investigating the properties of AGN feedback in hot atmospheres triggered by cooling-induced gravitational collapse
Background


Supermassive black holes in small early galaxies

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Small distant galaxies host supermassive black holes - also here, here
  2. September 21, 2011 - Small galaxies with large black holes
Background, Background


Breakup of binary star systems

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - How single stars lost their companions
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Hunt Is on for Ticking 'Time Bomb' Stars
  2. September 16, 2011 - M101's Supernova Shines On
Background


Arctic sea ice

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Arctic sea ice reaches minimum 2011 extent, the second lowest in the satellite record - also here
  2. September 20, 2011 - Arctic ice falls to near record low
  3. September 22, 2011 - Model provides successful seasonal forecast for the fate of Arctic sea ice
  4. September 24, 2011 - Arctic sea ice is melting far faster than climate models predict. Why?
Background, Background


Star formation

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Coupled stars break up for the single life
  2. September 16, 2011 - Help! My stars are leaking!
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Glowing Lagoon
Background


Gamma-ray study of Crab pulsar

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Balloon-based experiment to measure gamma rays 6,500 light years distant
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - NASA Rover Finds Rare Mars Rock With Clues of Ancient Water
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - The next Pangaea will have pieces missing
  2. September 20, 2011 - Japanese scientists say giant plumes will prevent new Pangaea
Background



Technology


Graphene and terahertz technology

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Graphene may open the gate to future terahertz technologies
  2. September 12, 2011 - Graphene tunes in to terahertz radiation
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - 'Oscar Madison' approach to solar cells may outshine 'Felix Unger' design
  2. September 12, 2011 - Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell material
  3. September 15, 2011 - Organic solar cell breakthrough
  4. September 15, 2011 - An electronic bucket brigade could boost solar cell voltages
  5. September 18, 2011 - Research improves performance of next-generation solar cell technology
Background


Quantum state stabilization

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Living out Einstein's dreams - French researchers make quantum breakthrough
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Keeping tabs on Skynet
Background


Artificial life

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Scientists take first step towards creating 'inorganic life'
  2. September 14, 2011 - Life-like cells are made of metal
  3. September 15, 2011 - Artificial cells made to reproduce thanks to DNA
Background, Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Researchers at NIF moving closer to fusion ignition point
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Superconductivity: The puzzle is taking shape
  2. September 15, 2011 - Quantum magnetism with polar molecules
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Researchers begin testing of promising new nanomaterial for hydrogen storage
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - New material synthesized: graphene nanoribbons inside of carbon nanotubes
  2. September 15, 2011 - Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
  3. September 16, 2011 - Hot nickel nudges graphene: Study simplifies manufacture of semiconducting bilayer graphene
  4. September 16, 2011 - Quantum-Hall confirmation helps define kilogram
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Shake, rattle and ... power up? A new MEMS device generates energy from small vibrations
Background


Quantum information processing

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - The age of quantum information
Background


Optical communication technology

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - EU-funded project improves global data transmission
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Understanding tungsten migration blazes trail for nano electronic device development
  2. September 15, 2011 - Atomic nano-switches emulate human memory
  3. September 16, 2011 - Researchers create nanoscale gold coating with largest-ever superlattice
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Chemical reactivity on the inner surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Nanorods made of fullerenes improve performance of polymer solar cells
Background


Metallofullerene-based magnetic digital storage

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Building better memories with supramolecular structures that act as tiny magnets
Background, Background


Photonics

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Fujitsu develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects
Background


Quantum optomechanics

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Quantum behavior with a flash
Background, Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Could silicon be ideal in quantum computing?
Background



Life sciences


Human interbreeding with other hominins

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Human-Neanderthal coupling was rare: study
  2. September 12, 2011 - Humans and Neanderthals had sex, but not very often
  3. September 13, 2011 - How often did humans and Neanderthals have carnal relations? Not very
  4. September 13, 2011 - Human-Neanderthal coupling rare: study
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Manipulative mothers subdue show-off sons
  2. September 12, 2011 - Brawn and speed make the grade during mate selection
Background


Evolution and sex ratio

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Evolution keeps sex determination flexible
Background


HDAC3, epigenetics, and fat metabolism

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Enzyme HDAC3 May Be Why That High-Fat Diet Is Bad For You
Background, Background


Natural killer cells

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - In immune cells, 'super-res' imaging reveals natural killers' M.O.
  2. September 14, 2011 - Cancer-killing cells are caught on film in more 3D detail than ever before
  3. September 14, 2011 - Captured in 3D: Cancer-killing white blood cells destroying diseased tissue
  4. September 15, 2011 - Surprising role for suppressive cytokine in antiviral immune responses
Background


Plant polyploidy and evolution

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - When plants go polyploid
Background


Genetics of fat accumulation

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Staying slim could be in the genes
Background


Salmonella infection

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Salmonella uses similar mechanism to infect plants and humans
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Yeast thrives with partially synthetic genome
  2. September 14, 2011 - 'Synthetic' chromosome permits repid, on-demand 'evolution' of yeast - also here
  3. September 14, 2011 - A Call to Arms for Synthetic Biology
  4. September 14, 2011 - Synthetic DNA added to yeast cells, paving way for 'evolution' on demand
  5. September 14, 2011 - Synthetic yeast will evolve on command
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Skipping Pluripotency
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Invention unravels mystery of protein folding
Background


Segmented filamentous bacteria

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Scientists crack sparse genome of microbe linked to autoimmunity
Background


Hibernation, telomeres, and longevity

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Do lazy mammals live longer?
  2. September 15, 2011 - Dozy hamsters reverse the ageing process
Background


Regulation of stem cell pluripotency by FOXP1

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Researchers discover a switch that controls stem cell pluripotency - also here, here
Background, Background


Rapid evolution of plant epigenomes

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Salk Scientists discover "hidden" code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code - also here, here
Background, Background


Neurotransmitters and the immne system

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Background


Cell signaling

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Biochemical cell signals quantified for first time
Background


Coevolution of methylation and genomes in human-chimp divergence

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Study suggests methylation and gene sequence co-evolve in human-chimp evolutionary divergence
Background, Background


Brain evolution in molluscs

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Scientists studying mollusks discover there is more than one way to make a brain
  2. September 16, 2011 - Brainy molluscs evolved nervous systems four times
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Neanderthals ate shellfish 150,000 years ago: study
Background


SAR11 bacteria

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Unknown ocean bacteria create entirely new theories
Background


T cells, acetylcholine, and inflammation

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - T cells making brain chemicals may lead to better treatments for inflammation, autoimmune diseases
Background, Background, Background


Germinal centers and immune system memory

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Ensuring the persistence of immune memory
Background


Temperature and alternative splicing

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Temperature controls the genetic message
Background, Background


Gene transcription mechanisms

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Dundee researchers make gene breakthrough
Background


Dynamin

References:
  1. September 18, 2011 - Crystal structure shows how motor protein works
Background


Helicases

References:
  1. September 18, 2011 - For unzipping DNA mysteries -- literally -- physicists discover how a vital enzyme works
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Circadian cycle even more important to life than previously suspected: study
Background


Addiction

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Enzyme might be target for treating smoking, alcoholism at same time
Background


Brain response to genital stimulation

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Stimulation of female genital regions produces strong activation of various brain sites - also here
Background


Fear memory

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Neuroscientists find cellular mechanism that shapes your memories
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - New clues to molecular understanding of autism
Background


Scene recognition

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Researchers utilize neuroimaging to show how brain uses objects to recognize scenes
Background, Background


Motor memory

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Motor memory
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Psychologists discover a gene's link to optimism, self-esteem
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - An Objective Way to Measure Pain
  2. September 22, 2011 - Brain Scans Suggest a New, Objective Way to Measure Pain
Background


Visual word recognition

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Researchers show there's more than one way to read - with implications for reading disorders
Background, Background


Sound recognition

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - New model for speech and sound recognition
Background


Spatial position coding

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Rhythmic activity of neurons to code position in space
  2. September 20, 2011 - The rhythm is gonna get you where you want to go
Background


Serotonin and aggression

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Serotonin levels affect the brain's response to anger
  2. September 16, 2011 - Feeling angry? Blame it on low serotonin
Background, Background


Face recognition

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Same face, different person
Background


Depression, BDNF, and GABA

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Scientists find molecular evidence of brain changes in depressed females
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 18, 2011 - Genes linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
  2. September 19, 2011 - Genetic mutations identified in schizophrenia
Background


Depression and serotonin

References:
  1. September 18, 2011 - 'Gloomy' gene may make you more positive
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer stem cells and gene therapy

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Gene therapy kills breast cancer stem cells, boosts chemotherapy - also here
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Promising signs emerging from HIV gene therapy trials
  2. September 14, 2011 - Clues emerge to explain first successful HIV vaccine trial
  3. September 19, 2011 - Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Insulin may help treat Alzheimer's
  2. September 12, 2011 - A Squirt of Insulin May Delay Alzheimer's
  3. September 12, 2011 - Insulin spray aided memory in Alzheimer's study
  4. September 12, 2011 - Study evaluates intranasal insulin therapy for adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's
  5. September 12, 2011 - Study reveals link between high cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease
  6. September 13, 2011 - Insulin Spray May Stave Off Alzheimer's, Preliminary Study Suggests
  7. September 13, 2011 - Insulin may slow Alzheimer's, study finds
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Treatment of CV risk factors appears to improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction
  2. September 12, 2011 - Blacks develop high blood pressure one year faster than whites
  3. September 12, 2011 - High-fat diet and lack of enzyme can lead to heart disease in mice
  4. September 12, 2011 - New harmonized cardiovascular treatment guidelines make heart disease treatment easier
  5. September 12, 2011 - Psoriasis patients face higher than average death risk after a heart attack
  6. September 13, 2011 - Healthy lifestyle habits lower heart failure risk
  7. September 14, 2011 - Only the Best Marrow to Help Heal the Heart
  8. September 14, 2011 - Elevated cholesterol levels: Benefit of ezetimibe is not proven
  9. September 15, 2011 - An apple or pear a day may keep strokes away
  10. September 15, 2011 - The big risk factor for stroke that you may not know you have
  11. September 15, 2011 - Stents may reduce heart attacks by delivering downstream medication
  12. September 16, 2011 - Blood pressure risk gene search may need new approach
  13. September 16, 2011 - Yellow patches around eyelids predict risk of heart problems
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Association found between long-term use of nonaspirin anti-inflammatory drugs and renal cell cancer
  2. September 12, 2011 - Novel drug combination offers therapeutic promise for hard-to-treat cancers
  3. September 12, 2011 - First proof in patients of an improved 'magic bullet' for cancer detection and radio-therapy
  4. September 12, 2011 - X-ray protein probe leads to potential anticancer tactic
  5. September 12, 2011 - Fish oil reduces effectiveness of chemotherapy
  6. September 12, 2011 - Researchers discover blood proteins associated with early development of lung cancer
  7. September 12, 2011 - Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies
  8. September 12, 2011 - Cardiovascular drug may offer new treatment for some difficult types of leukemia
  9. September 12, 2011 - 'Trojan Horse' particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells
  10. September 12, 2011 - Women who inherit BRCA gene mutations develop cancer earlier than their ancestors
  11. September 13, 2011 - Plant compound reduces breast cancer mortality
  12. September 13, 2011 - Relation of alcohol consumption to colorectal cancer
  13. September 13, 2011 - Primary component in turmeric kicks off cancer-killing mechanisms in human saliva
  14. September 13, 2011 - More evidence that spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power
  15. September 13, 2011 - Cancer 'smart bomb' created from a crocus
  16. September 14, 2011 - New protein may suppress breast cancer growth
  17. September 14, 2011 - Genetics, lifestyle provide clues to racial differences in head and neck cancer
  18. September 14, 2011 - Gender, insurance type tied to HPV infection in laryngeal cancer patients
  19. September 14, 2011 - Researchers discover a treatment against an aggressive childhood cancer
  20. September 15, 2011 - Researchers unveil new method for detecting lung cancer
  21. September 15, 2011 - Alcohol metabolism causes DNA damage and triggers a breast cancer-related DNA damage response
  22. September 15, 2011 - Early detection is key in the fight against ovarian cancer
  23. September 15, 2011 - New strategy likely to speed drug development for rare cancers
  24. September 15, 2011 - Researchers unveil new method for detecting lung cancer
  25. September 15, 2011 - Finding pathways to cancer progression may lead to identification of targeted therapies
  26. September 15, 2011 - Inner workings of virus responsible for rare skin cancer
  27. September 15, 2011 - Targeting cholesterol to fight deadly brain cancers
  28. September 15, 2011 - Virus shows promise for imaging and treating pancreatic cancer
  29. September 15, 2011 - Researchers find possible key to preventing chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer
  30. September 16, 2011 - Study suggests possible link between two Type 2 diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer
  31. September 16, 2011 - Virus a potential future cancer medicine
  32. September 16, 2011 - Newest cancer therapies multi-task to eliminate tumors
  33. September 16, 2011 - Genetics may predict why calcium increases risk for prostate cancer
  34. September 16, 2011 - Scientists develop urine test for cancer
  35. September 18, 2011 - Glowing cells guide cancer surgeons
  36. September 18, 2011 - New technology used in first fluorescence-guided ovarian cancer surgery
  37. September 18, 2011 - Surgeons make cancer cells fluoresce for removal
  38. September 19, 2011 - New imaging technique visualizes cancer during surgery
  39. September 20, 2011 - To Clean Out Tumors During Surgery, Make Them Glow
  40. September 20, 2011 - Lighting Up Ovarian Cancer
  41. September 20, 2011 - Glowing ovarian cancer cells help track tumours
Background


RNA nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Team finds stable RNA nano-scaffold within virus core
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Bursting neurons follow the same beat, sometimes
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Key signal that prompts production of insulin-producing beta cells points way toward diabetes cure
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 12, 2011 - Taking a closer look at cancer
  2. September 13, 2011 - Separating a cancer prevention drug from heart disease risk
  3. September 15, 2011 - Study finds protein critical to breast cancer cell proliferation, migration
  4. September 15, 2011 - EGFR essential for the development of pancreatic cancer
  5. September 15, 2011 - Protein prompting cells to sprout legs could cause skin cancer to spread
  6. September 16, 2011 - Researchers identify potential molecular target to prevent growth of cancer cells
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Controlling a stem cell's form can determine its fate
  2. September 14, 2011 - Scientists use uterine stem cells to treat diabetes
  3. September 15, 2011 - New class of stem cell-like cells discovered offers possibility for spinal cord repair
  4. September 15, 2011 - Scientists successfully expand bone marrow-derived stem cells in culture
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Study links 23 microRNAs to laryngeal cancer
Background, Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - Blood vessels from your printer - also here
  2. September 16, 2011 - Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 13, 2011 - New hope for hep C vaccine
  2. September 14, 2011 - Shorter treatment with hepatitis C drug combination may be more beneficial, study shows
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Malaria vaccine shows promise: study - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. September 14, 2011 - Screen finds an antidepressant, other drugs, opens possibility of treating brain-wasting mad cow disease
Background


Influenza infection, endothelial cells, and cytokine storms

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Surprising Cells Rein In Killer Flu - also here
  2. September 15, 2011 - Blocking Flu Death
  3. September 15, 2011 - Scientists discover treatable mechanism responsible for often deadly response to flu
  4. September 16, 2011 - Study uncovers key to killer flu response
Background, Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - New insight into immune tolerance furthers understanding of autoimmune disease
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Researchers demonstrate antibiotic sensing event central to MSRA antibiotic resistance
  2. September 16, 2011 - Decoding the proteins behind drug-resistant superbugs
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Cancer stem cell discovery
Background, Background


Paleo diet

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Against the grain, 'caveman' diet gains traction
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 15, 2011 - Some memory complaints in the elderly may be warning signs of cognitive problems
  2. September 18, 2011 - Reassurance for dementia sufferers on impact of common drugs
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. September 16, 2011 - Moms who eat high-fat diet before, during pregnancy 'program' babies to be fat, at risk
Background


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