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Volume 10, Number 39
September 26, 2011


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

Extrasolar planets
Mantle plumes
Global warming
James Webb Space Telescope
Cosmic anisotropy
Climate modeling
Dust clouds around supermassive black holes
Flares in black hole jets
Water on Mars
Solar flares
Star-forming regions
Cosmic inflation and the Higgs boson
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Antimatter
Plate tectonics and Earth's magnetic field
Efimov triplet states
Galactic habitable zone
Globular clusters
Magnetic fields in the early universe

Technology

Nanotechnology
Hydrogen storage
Quantum dots
Graphene
Photonics
Spintronics
Autonomous cars
Superconducting wires and wind energy generation
Superconducting magnets
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Gallium nitride transistors
Nanoscale nonlinear light source
Superconductivity
Metamaterials
Supercomputing
Nanoantennas
Plasmonics

Life sciences

Australopithecus
Sex chromosomes and dosage compensation
Osteocalcin, insulin sensitivity, and body fat
Exercise and brain cell mitochondria
Diet and gene expression
Effect on human genes of microRNA from food
Retrotransposons and aging in adult stem cells
Persistence of epigenetic changes
Dynamin and cellular nutrient uptake
Proteasomes and embryonic cell rejuvenation
Systems biology of Salmonella virulence factors
Sirtuins and longevity
Bacterial training of T cells
Phylogeny of molluscs
Zinc and antibacterial immune response
Gender differences in immune response
Brown adipocyte formation
Benefits of promiscuity
Phylogeny of mammals
Modern human migration into Asia
Reprogramming of myoblasts for muscle repair
Demethylation of sperm DNA after egg fertilization
Immune system tolerance of intestinal bacteria
Epithelial sodium channels and multicellularity
Photosynthesis and solar light harvesting
Nucleosomes and gene regulation
Centromere DNA sequencing
Origins of life
Transposons and evolutionary history of pregnancy
Transposons and development of corn from teosinte

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Insulin, appetite, and obesity
Autism
Schizophrenia
Music and neural firing patterns
Dendrite growth and Wnt
Deep brain stimulation, neurogenesis, and memory
Transcranial direct current brain stimulation and learning
Genetics of nerve regeneration
Zinc and neural communication
Decision-making and correlation learning
GABA neurons
Magnetoencephalography
Circadian rhythm and neuropsychiatric disorders
Reconstruction of visual images from brain scans
Cyclin E, synapse formation, and memory
Language
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and endocannabinoids

Health and medicine

Gene therapy for AIDS
H1N1 pandemic influenza
Cancer
Cancer biology
Dementia
AIDS
Neutrophils and inflammatory disease
Antibiotic resistance
Obesity
Gene therapy
Hepatitis C
Use of reprogrammed adult stem cells for cancer immunotherapy
Cardiovascular disease
Lupus
Diabetes
Nanobiotechnology
Avian flu
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Malaria
Asthma
T cells and cancer immunotherapy
Scleroderma
Effects of genetics on response to vaccination
MicroRNA and dementia
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotics



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Hints of exo-Earths spark desire for a closer look
  2. September 19, 2011 - Once again, Kepler is reshaping our understanding of planets
  3. September 21, 2011 - New doubts about 'poster child' of exoplanets
  4. September 23, 2011 - Exoplanet's misstep raises doubts
  5. September 25, 2011 - Planet Hunters are Losing Count
  6. September 26, 2011 - Existence of exoplanet 'Fomalhaut b' called into question
  7. September 27, 2011 - Exoplanet's Surprising Detour Reignites Astronomical Debate
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Pacific volcanoes share split personality
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Deep Oceans May Mask Global Warming for Years at a Time
  2. September 19, 2011 - Deep oceans may mask global warming
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Tests under way on the sunshield for Webb telescope
Background


Cosmic anisotropy

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - The edge of significance
  2. September 22, 2011 - Gravitational Waves Can Explain Dark Energy And Axis of Evil, Says Cosmologist
  3. September 26, 2011 - Is the universe expanding asymmetrically?
  4. September 27, 2011 - The Accelerating Universe and Dark Energy Might Be Illusions
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Uncertain climate models impair long-term climate strategies
  2. September 23, 2011 - Our ability to model past climates does not guarantee future success
Background


Dust clouds around supermassive black holes

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Ashes from massacred planets hide black holes
Background


Flares in black hole jets

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Black Hole Jets Gone Wild
  2. September 21, 2011 - WISE mission captures black hole's wildly flaring jet - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Martian clay hints at life
  2. September 21, 2011 - Young clays on Mars could have been habitable regions for life
  3. September 21, 2011 - Possible life in the Martian trenches?
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - The secret lives of solar flares
  2. September 22, 2011 - Six coronal mass ejections in 24 hours
  3. September 23, 2011 - An X1.4 Solar Flare and a CME
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - An angry bird in the sky
  2. September 21, 2011 - Chicken space dust cloud looks ready to pummel pigs
Background


Cosmic inflation and the Higgs boson

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe? - also here
  2. September 21, 2011 - Can The Higgs Boson And Scale Invariance Explain The Big Bang?
Background, Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Particles break light-speed limit
  2. September 22, 2011 - Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light, According to One Experiment - also here
  3. September 22, 2011 - Neutrino experiment sees them apparently moving faster than light
  4. September 22, 2011 - Particles Found to Travel Faster Than Speed of Light
  5. September 22, 2011 - Speed-of-light experiments yield baffling result at LHC
  6. September 22, 2011 - Particles found to break speed of light
  7. September 22, 2011 - Roll over Einstein: Law of physics challenged
  8. September 22, 2011 - Faster than light particles found, claim scientists
  9. September 22, 2011 - UC Berkeley Scientists 'See' Movies in the Mind
  10. September 22, 2011 - Tiny Neutrinos May Have Broken Cosmic Speed Limit
  11. September 23, 2011 - OPERA experiment reports anomaly in flight time of neutrinos from CERN to Gran Sasso - also here
  12. September 23, 2011 - More details on the "faster than the speed of light" neutrinos - also here
  13. September 23, 2011 - Neutrinos seen to fly faster than light
  14. September 23, 2011 - Did particles break the speed of light?
  15. September 23, 2011 - Tests needed for faster-than-light neutrino
  16. September 23, 2011 - It's still impossible: researchers doubt light-speed broken
  17. September 23, 2011 - Physicists Report Evidence of a Quicker-Than-Light Particle
  18. September 23, 2011 - Particles Moved Faster Than Speed of Light?
  19. September 23, 2011 - Scientists stunned, sceptical on faster-than-light particles
  20. September 23, 2011 - Do neutrinos move faster than the speed of light?
  21. September 23, 2011 - Faster than light? CERN findings bewilder scientists
  22. September 23, 2011 - OPERA experiment sees neutrinos seem to beat speed of light
  23. September 23, 2011 - Particle discovery challenges Einstein law
  24. September 23, 2011 - Speed-of-light results under scrutiny at Cern
  25. September 23, 2011 - Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged
  26. September 23, 2011 - Challenging Einstein is usually a losing venture
  27. September 23, 2011 - Basics on faster-than-light research
  28. September 23, 2011 - Physicists wary of junking light speed limit yet
  29. September 23, 2011 - Speed of light 'broken': life changing scientific discoveries
  30. September 23, 2011 - Dimension-hop may allow neutrinos to cheat light speed
  31. September 23, 2011 - The neutrino catcher that's rocking physics
  32. September 23, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrino claim bolstered
  33. September 23, 2011 - Was Einstein Wrong? A Faster-than-Light Neutrino Could Be Saying Yes
  34. September 23, 2011 - After Report on Speed, a Rush of Scrutiny
Background, Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Antimatter sticks around
Background


Plate tectonics and Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Pole flips tied to plate tectonics
Background, Background


Efimov triplet states

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Hints of universal behavior seen in exotic three-atom states
Background


Galactic habitable zone

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Living in the galactic danger zone
Background


Globular clusters

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Globular clusters on a plane
Background


Magnetic fields in the early universe

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Exeter physicist advances early universe theory
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Tiny, tangled wires keep photons from reflecting
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Research demonstrates method that allows inexpensive carbon materials to store hydrogen at room temperature
  2. September 22, 2011 - New metal hydride clusters provide insights into hydrogen storage
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Researchers use nanophotonics to more efficiently extract photons from single semiconductor quantum dots
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Is graphene the best quantum resistance standard?
  2. September 19, 2011 - Graphene bubbles could make better lenses
  3. September 20, 2011 - Graphene can be strengthened by folding
  4. September 21, 2011 - High speed charging device - success in high capacity graphene-based supercapacitors
  5. September 21, 2011 - Scientists get first detailed look at nitrogen doping in single-layer graphene
  6. September 21, 2011 - New Hybrid Carbon Material Discovered
  7. September 22, 2011 - Controlling silicon evaporation allows scientists to boost graphene quality - also here
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Tiny wires a step towards photonic chip
  2. September 21, 2011 - Designing a sheepdog to herd photons
  3. September 26, 2011 - Nanowires harness light for super-fast Internet
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - A Well-Rounded Life for an Electron Spin
Background


Autonomous cars

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Autonomous car navigates the streets of Berlin
Background, Background


Superconducting wires and wind energy generation

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Powering wind energy with superconductivity
Background, Background


Superconducting magnets

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Superconducting magnet generates world’s highest magnetic field at 24T
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Research explains how phase segregation affects efficiency in organic photovoltaics
  2. September 21, 2011 - How to produce flexible CIGS solar cells with record efficiency
  3. September 21, 2011 - Record-breaking solar cell announced by multinational research team
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Playing ping-pong with single electrons: Research provides important technique for transferring quantum information
  2. September 21, 2011 - Electron tennis plays well for quantum computing
  3. September 22, 2011 - Electron transfer paves way for quantum computing
  4. September 22, 2011 - Like fish on waves: electrons go surfing
  5. September 22, 2011 - Electrons surf between qubits
Background


Gallium nitride transistors

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Faster, smaller and more economical gallium nitride transistors
Background


Nanoscale nonlinear light source

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Nanoscale nonlinear light source created
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Scientists observe how superconducting nanowires lose resistance-free state
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Physicists Devise Perfect Magnetic Shield - also here
  2. September 26, 2011 - Invisibility cloak to hide magnetic fields
  3. September 26, 2011 - 'Antimagnet' joins list of invisibility approaches
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Texas Stampede supercomputer to join the eXtreme Digital (XD) program
Background


Nanoantennas

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Bimetallic nanoantenna separates colors of light
  2. September 29, 2011 - Nanoantenna separates light of different colours
Background, Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Plasmonics intensifies a novel nanoscale light source, Stanford engineers find - also here
Background



Life sciences


Australopithecus

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Not just skin deep -- CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships
Background


Sex chromosomes and dosage compensation

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - New thinking on regulation of sex chromosomes in fruit flies
Background


Osteocalcin, insulin sensitivity, and body fat

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Exercise can produce healthy chatter between bone, fat and pancreatic cells
Background, Background


Exercise and brain cell mitochondria

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Have brain fatigue? A bout of exercise may be the cure
  2. September 23, 2011 - Regular exercise may cure brain fatigue
Background


Diet and gene expression

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Feed your genes
Background, Background


Effect on human genes of microRNA from food

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - We are not only eating 'materials', we are also eating 'information'
  2. September 20, 2011 - Plant RNAs Found in Mammals
  3. September 21, 2011 - What You Eat Affects Your Genes: RNA from Rice Can Survive Digestion and Alter Gene Expression
Background


Retrotransposons and aging in adult stem cells

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Scientists turn back the clock on adult stem cells aging - also here
Background, Background


Persistence of epigenetic changes

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Epigenetic changes don't last - also here, here
Background


Dynamin and cellular nutrient uptake

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Spiral constriction -- how dynamin mediates cellular nutrient uptake
Background


Proteasomes and embryonic cell rejuvenation

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - The body rids itself of damage when it really matters
Background


Systems biology of Salmonella virulence factors

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Multi-omics strategy gives systems-level insight toward Salmonella pathogenesis
Background, Background


Sirtuins and longevity

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Longevity genes challenged
  2. September 21, 2011 - Study Casts Doubts on a Key Aging Gene
  3. September 21, 2011 - Anti-aging Pathway Questioned
  4. September 21, 2011 - Is the 'longevity gene' nearing the end of its life? - also here
  5. September 21, 2011 - New research challenges work on a longevity gene
  6. September 21, 2011 - 'Longevity gene' may be dead end: study
  7. September 21, 2011 - Fountain-of-youth enzyme doesn't extend life after all
  8. September 21, 2011 - Longevity Gene Debate Opens Trans-Atlantic Rift
  9. September 21, 2011 - What's In That Wine Glass May Not Prevent Aging After All
  10. September 22, 2011 - Age-defying protein debunked
  11. September 22, 2011 - 'Longevity gene' is a mirage
Background


Bacterial training of T cells

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - How microbes train our immune system
Background, Background


Phylogeny of molluscs

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Research into molluscan phylogeny reveals deep animal relationship of snails and mussels
Background


Zinc and antibacterial immune response

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Heavy metals boost immunity
Background


Gender differences in immune response

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Men and women fight infection differently, study suggests
Background


Brown adipocyte formation

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Researchers Identify Pathways Leading to Activation of 'Good' Fat - also here
Background, Background


Benefits of promiscuity

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - The Benefits of Being Promiscuous
  2. September 22, 2011 - Female promiscuity can rescue populations from harmful effects of inbreeding
  3. September 26, 2011 - Inbreeding promotes female promiscuity
Background


Phylogeny of mammals

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Study provides robust molecular phylogeny for mammalian families
Background


Modern human migration into Asia

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - First Aboriginal genome sequenced
  2. September 22, 2011 - Humans reached Asia in two waves
  3. September 22, 2011 - Aboriginal Australians were the first explorers: Genome study rewrites the history books
  4. September 22, 2011 - DNA study suggests Asia was settled in multiple waves of migration
  5. September 22, 2011 - Humans colonised Asia in two waves
  6. September 23, 2011 - Aboriginal genome rewrites human dispersal story
  7. September 23, 2011 - Were Australian Aborigines The First Explorers To Leave Africa?
  8. September 23, 2011 - Aboriginal DNA dates Australian arrival
  9. September 26, 2011 - Aboriginal Australians--from time out of mind
Background


Reprogramming of myoblasts for muscle repair

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Bioengineers reprogram muscles to combat degeneration - also here
Background, Background


Demethylation of sperm DNA after egg fertilization

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Scientists discover important step in sperm reprogramming
Background, Background


Immune system tolerance of intestinal bacteria

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Researchers find gut bacteria teaches immune cells to see them as friendly
  2. September 23, 2011 - Colon identified as a seat of immune cell learning
Background


Epithelial sodium channels and multicellularity

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Fluid equilibrium in prehistoric organisms sheds light on a turning point in evolution
Background


Photosynthesis and solar light harvesting

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Lessons to be learned from nature in photosynthesis
  2. September 23, 2011 - Scientists lay out plans for efficient harvesting of solar energy
Background


Nucleosomes and gene regulation

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - New study explores packaging of DNA
Background, Background


Centromere DNA sequencing

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Exploring the 'last frontier' of our genome
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - First life may have arisen above serpentine rock, researchers say
Background


Transposons and evolutionary history of pregnancy

References:
  1. September 25, 2011 - Invasion of genomic parasites triggered modern mammalian pregnancy - also here, here, here
  2. September 27, 2011 - Junk DNA Gave Us the Modern Uterus, in a Giant Genetic Cut-and-Paste Operation
Background


Transposons and development of corn from teosinte

References:
  1. September 25, 2011 - Jumping gene enabled key step in corn domestication
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Insulin, appetite, and obesity

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Brain may sabotage efforts to lose weight
  2. September 19, 2011 - To ditch dessert, feed the brain - also here
  3. September 20, 2011 - Obesity linked to lack of brain control
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Autism, intellectual disabilities related to parental age, education and ethnicity, not income
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Study finds bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy
  2. September 19, 2011 - Schizophrenia and bipolar gene haul
  3. September 19, 2011 - Schizophrenia and epilepsy have 'strong link'
  4. September 21, 2011 - Large study finds genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
  5. September 21, 2011 - Twin study reveals epigenetic alterations of psychiatric disorders
  6. September 22, 2011 - Researchers develop drug-like molecules to improve schizophrenia treatment
Background


Music and neural firing patterns

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Why harmony pleases the brain
Background


Dendrite growth and Wnt

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Researchers identify signals triggering dendrite growth
Background


Deep brain stimulation, neurogenesis, and memory

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Electrical stimulation of brain boosts birth of new cells, may improve memory
Background, Background


Transcranial direct current brain stimulation and learning

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Electrical stimulation to the brain makes learning easier
Background


Genetics of nerve regeneration

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Biologists discover genes that repair nerves after injury
Background


Zinc and neural communication

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Zinc regulates communication between brain cells
Background


Decision-making and correlation learning

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - How the brain makes decisions based on related information - also here, here
  2. September 22, 2011 - Hedging your bets: How the brain makes decisions about related bits of information - also here, here
Background, Background


GABA neurons

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Team creates genetic 'GPS' system to comprehensively locate and track inhibitory nerve cells
Background


Magnetoencephalography

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Scientists can now 'see' how different parts of our brain communicate
Background


Circadian rhythm and neuropsychiatric disorders

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Failure of brain's clock could play role in causing neuropsychiatric disorders
Background, Background


Reconstruction of visual images from brain scans

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind
  2. September 22, 2011 - UC Berkeley Scientists 'See' Movies in the Mind
  3. September 22, 2011 - Mind-reading movies reconstruct what you see
  4. September 22, 2011 - From brain scans of people viewing movie scenes, computer roughly reconstructs what they saw
  5. September 22, 2011 - Computer reconstructs movie scenes from brain scans
  6. September 22, 2011 - Brain imaging reveals the movies in our mind
  7. September 23, 2011 - Scientists Glimpse Images In Your Mind
  8. September 28, 2011 - How Did Researchers Manage to Read Movie Clips From the Brain?
  9. September 28, 2011 - The mind's eye revealed
Background, Background


Cyclin E, synapse formation, and memory

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Cancer protein's surprising role as memory regulator
Background


Language

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Calculating the Language of Babel
Background


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and endocannabinoids

References:
  1. September 25, 2011 - Study puts a new spin on ibuprofen's actions
Background



Health and medicine


Gene therapy for AIDS

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV
  2. September 20, 2011 - Gene therapy reduces HIV levels in small trials
  3. September 22, 2011 - Preliminary Results of Trial Using Gene Therapy Against HIV Show Potential
  4. September 22, 2011 - Double whammy gene therapy clears HIV from body
Background, Background


H1N1 pandemic influenza

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu more damaging to lungs, opens opportunities for bacterial infection
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - MRI technique appears feasible to help identify involvement of jawbone by oral cancer
  2. September 19, 2011 - Key regulatory genes often amplified in aggressive childhood tumor of the brainstem
  3. September 19, 2011 - Common genetic variants associated with development of high-risk neuroblastoma
  4. September 19, 2011 - Breakthrough technology in identification of prostate cancer cells
  5. September 19, 2011 - Soy peptide + chemo drug block colon cancer's spread to liver
  6. September 19, 2011 - Association found between stress and breast cancer aggressiveness
  7. September 19, 2011 - Pediatric brain tumors: Regulatory protein represents potential drug target
  8. September 19, 2011 - Queen's pioneers prostate cancer breakthrough
  9. September 20, 2011 - Discovery of gene fusion in ovarian cancer could lead to earlier diagnoses
  10. September 20, 2011 - Benefits of radionuclide therapy for neuroendocrine tumors
  11. September 20, 2011 - Blood pressure drugs may lengthen lives of melanoma patients
  12. September 20, 2011 - Test could detect breast cancers earlier in young, high-risk African-American women
  13. September 20, 2011 - Researchers investigate stress and breast cancer
  14. September 20, 2011 - Genetic differences may cause higher rates of prostate cancer in African-American men
  15. September 21, 2011 - Another step toward resisting breast cancer
  16. September 22, 2011 - Virus kills breast cancer cells in laboratory
  17. September 22, 2011 - Cellular origin of a rare form of breast cancer identified
  18. September 22, 2011 - New system finds prostate cancer spread earlier than conventional imaging
  19. September 23, 2011 - Infusing chemotherapy into the liver gives extra months of disease-free life in melanoma patients
  20. September 23, 2011 - First Phase III trial of an alpha-pharmaceutical
  21. September 23, 2011 - Two new cost-effective ways to predict prostate cancer
  22. September 23, 2011 - Protein 'switches' could turn cancer cells into tiny chemotherapy factories
  23. September 25, 2011 - Zoledronic acid reduces the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women
  24. September 25, 2011 - Abiraterone acetate improves fatigue in prostate cancer patients, says international clinical trial
  25. September 25, 2011 - Aromatase inhibitor letrozole guards against breast cancer relapse for up to 8 years
  26. September 25, 2011 - New diagnostic imaging for lung cancer could prevent unnecessary surgery
  27. September 25, 2011 - Phase II study shows new cancer drug combination significantly delays breast cancer progression
  28. September 25, 2011 - Radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy cycles reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence
  29. September 25, 2011 - New bone-targeting drug delays onset of metastases in hormone-resistant prostate cancer patients
  30. September 25, 2011 - Goats could increase the risk of a rare lung cancer
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Tumor environment keeps tumor-fighting T cells away
  2. September 21, 2011 - Scientists identify a key molecule that blocks abnormal blood vessel growth in tumors
  3. September 25, 2011 - Researchers discover genetic risk factor for skin, prostate and brain cancers
  4. September 25, 2011 - Breast cancer tumor make-up changes through the course of disease
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia
  2. September 20, 2011 - Diabetes tied to increased risk for Alzheimer's
  3. September 21, 2011 - Scientists uncover potential target for treating common form of early-onset dementia
  4. September 21, 2011 - Human genetics study identifies the most common cause of ALS and dementia
  5. September 21, 2011 - Same Mutation Causes ALS and Dementia
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Scientists disarm HIV in step towards vaccine
  2. September 19, 2011 - Could engineered fatty particles help prevent AIDS?
  3. September 19, 2011 - Breast milk antibody fights HIV but needs boost
  4. September 19, 2011 - Elite controllers block integration of HIV DNA into host genome
  5. September 21, 2011 - Disarming the destructive force of HIV
  6. September 21, 2011 - Early antiretroviral therapy for HIV shown cost-effective
  7. September 21, 2011 - Scientists Disarm AIDS Virus' Attack on Immune System
  8. September 22, 2011 - New targets for the control of HIV predicted using a novel computational analysis
  9. September 23, 2011 - Targeting HIV's sugar coating: New microbicide may block AIDS virus from infecting cells
Background


Neutrophils and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Blocking inflammation could lead to tailored medical treatments
Background, Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Rise of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea needs urgent action
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Abnormal activation of a protein may explain deadly link between high salt intake and obesity
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Sustained safety, efficacy of gene therapy for inherited retinal disease
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 19, 2011 - Danger signal limits Hepatitis C infection
  2. September 20, 2011 - Decoding Hep C improves treatment
Background


Use of reprogrammed adult stem cells for cancer immunotherapy

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Stem cells, potential source of cancer-fighting T cells - also here
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - High pollution levels linked to increase in heart attack risk
  2. September 20, 2011 - Depression associated with increased risk of stroke and stroke-related death
  3. September 20, 2011 - Possible new blood test to diagnose heart attacks
  4. September 20, 2011 - Differences in effects on atherosclerosis of regular moderate drinking and binge drinking
  5. September 22, 2011 - Five new genes affecting the risk of coronary artery disease identified
  6. September 22, 2011 - Kidney damage and high blood pressure
  7. September 22, 2011 - Atrial fibrillation may be root cause of some severe mitral regurgitation cases
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Continued treatment for lupus may boost survival of those patients with end-stage kidney disease
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - A good night's sleep may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese teens
  2. September 22, 2011 - Early research shows dietary supplement may lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  3. September 23, 2011 - Could a drug reverse Type 2 diabetes?
  4. September 23, 2011 - High-fat food triggers diabetes master switch
  5. September 23, 2011 - Gene 'switch' discovered for Type 2 diabetes
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cancer therapy
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 20, 2011 - Bird flu batters South African ostrich farms
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Alzheimer's disease: The first prevention study of its kind
  2. September 21, 2011 - Alzheimer's protein detected in brain fluid of healthy mice
  3. September 22, 2011 - University of Kentucky spinoff licensed to develop Alzheimer's treatment
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Embryonic stem cell therapy for paralysis given to first patient in western United States
  2. September 23, 2011 - Researchers develop stem cell-based models for studying mitochondrial disorders
  3. September 25, 2011 - Mice stem cells guided into myelinating cells by the trillions
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Enzymes possible targets for new anti-malaria drugs
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Breathless - understanding asthma
  2. September 25, 2011 - 'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma
  3. September 25, 2011 - Alcohol can reduce asthma risk - also here
Background


T cells and cancer immunotherapy

References:
  1. September 21, 2011 - Scientists find approach to enhance and prolong immune attack against tumor cells
Background, Background


Scleroderma

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Cancer drug may also work for scleroderma
Background


Effects of genetics on response to vaccination

References:
  1. September 22, 2011 - Researchers reveal genetic underpinnings of response to measles vaccine
Background


MicroRNA and dementia

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - A micro-RNA as a key regulator of learning and Alzheimer's disease
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 23, 2011 - Sniffing out Parkinson's
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. September 24, 2011 - Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic
Background


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