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Volume 10, Number 41
October 10, 2011


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

Type Ia supernovae
Gravitational waves
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Enceladus
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Extrasolar planets
Water on Mars
Earthquakes
Dark energy
Supernovae
Cosmic microwave background evidence for multiverse
Turbulence in the interstellar medium
Arctic sea ice
Comets around Eta Corvi
Active galaxies
High-energy gamma-ray pulses in the Crab Nebula
Plate tectonics
Carbon in the early universe
Star-forming regions
Supernovae in merging galaxies
Solar system formation
Solar flares
Solar neutrinos

Technology

Photonic crystals
Storage of light in optical networks
Topological quantum states
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum computing
Quantum spin Hall topological insulators
Brain-computer interface
Graphene
Laser cooling to quantum ground state
Topological insulators
Supercomputing
Wavelength translation and amplitude modulation of photons
Hydrogen storage
Superconducting optoelectronics
Spintronics
Hydrogen production

Life sciences

Tuberculosis infection mechanism
Cell transdifferentiation
Innate lymphoid cells and pos-flu lung tissue repair
Mechanism of adenovirus infection
Mucosal protective immune cells
Cytoophidia
Extremophiles
Lemur promiscuity
Evolutionary development of tetrapods
Orexin and brown fat activation
Galectin-12 and fat storage
Origins of life
Human stem cells from clones
Inflammation and immune response to oxidative stress
Last universal common ancestor
Chlamydia infection mechanism
TLR7 and antibody response to retroviruses
Artificial cells
Cellular detection of tissue damage
Induced pluripotent stem cells
T cell activation
Histone acetylation and post-mitotic gene activation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Psilocybin and personality
Endocannabinoids and placebo effect
Schizophrenia
Memory formation
Autism
Brain-imaging studies
Dopamine neurons and morphine
Anesthetics and sleep cycles
Memory and imagination/reality discrimination
Intelligence and working memory
Zinc and long-term potentiation
Membrane lipids and synapse vesicles
Bilingualism
Addiction, caffeine, and cocaine
Predictive coding in olfaction
Dopamine and addiction
Effects of sleep deprivation

Health and medicine

AIDS
Avian flu
Cancer
Obesity
Cardiovascular disease
Antibiotic resistance
Nanobiotechnology
Nerve regeneration
Multiple sclerosis
Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes
Dementia
Drug delivery
Antisense therapy for spinal muscle atrophy
Parkinson's disease
Asthma
Tuberculosis
Cancer biology
Stem cells
Antibiotics
IL-17, inflammation, and autoimmune disease
Heterobivalent ligands, mast cells, and allergies
RNAi and inflammation control
MicroRNA, autophagy, and cancer



Physical sciences


Type Ia supernovae

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - The Most Distant and Ancient Supernovae in the Young Universe
  2. October 4, 2011 - Universe's 'Standard Candles' Are White Dwarf Mergers
  3. October 4, 2011 - Survey gives clues to origin of Type Ia supernovae
  4. October 4, 2011 - Ten Billion Light Years Away, A Gang of Supernovae Reveals a Cosmic Secret
  5. October 5, 2011 - Most Ancient Supernovas Are Discovered
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Squeezed light for gravitational waves
Background


Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - ALMA Opens Its Eyes - also here
  2. October 3, 2011 - ALMA Opens Its Eyes
  3. October 3, 2011 - ALMA Opens Its Eyes
  4. October 3, 2011 - ALMA Opens Its Eyes
  5. October 3, 2011 - Giant Radio Telescope Sees Inside Galactic Smash-Up
  6. October 3, 2011 - ALMA radio telescope produces first images
  7. October 3, 2011 - New ALMA Telescope Peers Into Galaxy Smashup
  8. October 3, 2011 - Antennas by General Dynamics enable 'early science' for ALMA
  9. October 3, 2011 - World's Most Complex Radio Telescope Snaps Stunning 1st Photo of the Cosmos
  10. October 3, 2011 - Powerful new telescope array opens eyes on Universe
  11. October 3, 2011 - Alma telescope begins study of cosmic dawn
  12. October 3, 2011 - How ALMA observatory works
  13. October 3, 2011 - Invisible gas glows in first image from radio array
  14. October 4, 2011 - Huge radio telescope ready for business
  15. October 7, 2011 - Sharp Antennae
  16. October 10, 2011 - ALMA Radio Array Gets to Work
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Saturn's moon has never-ending winter
  2. October 3, 2011 - Aspen in Space
  3. October 3, 2011 - Enceladus weather: Snow flurries and perfect powder for skiing
  4. October 4, 2011 - Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus shows off for Cassini
Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Superluminal neutrinos would wimp out en route
  2. October 3, 2011 - FTL neutrinos (or not)
  3. October 5, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrinos face time trial
  4. October 5, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrinos? New answers flood in
  5. October 6, 2011 - New theories emerge to disprove OPERA faster-than-light neutrinos claim
  6. October 7, 2011 - 'Tension' emerges within OPERA collaboration
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - An exoplanet orbiting a double star
  2. October 4, 2011 - University of Texas-led Team Discovers Unusual Multi-Planet System with NASA's Kepler Spacecraft - also here, here
  3. October 4, 2011 - Bizarre solar system crams three giant planets into fraction of Mercury's orbit
  4. October 5, 2011 - 3 Weird Alien Planets Found Around Sun-Like Star
  5. October 6, 2011 - Astronomers find elusive planets in decade-old Hubble data
  6. October 6, 2011 - Hidden Alien Planets Discovered in Old Hubble Telescope Data
  7. October 6, 2011 - New planets from old pictures
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Oldest Mars Meteorite Hints at Red Planet's Warm, Wet Past
  2. October 5, 2011 - Were martian rocks weathered by water?
  3. October 7, 2011 - Tracing the canals of Mars
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Can earthquakes be predicted?
  2. October 7, 2011 - MERMAIDs detect distant earthquakes
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - 'Dark energy' targeted in European space mission
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Universe's 'standard candles' are white dwarf mergers
  2. October 5, 2011 - Most ancient supernovas discovered
  3. October 5, 2011 - Super-Old Supernovas Spotted Across the Universe
Background


Cosmic microwave background evidence for multiverse

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - How to spot a multiverse
  2. October 10, 2011 - Abuse from other universes -- a second opinion
Technical papers:
  1. Observing the Multiverse with Cosmic Wakes
  2. Are There Echoes From The Pre-Big Bang Universe? A Search for Low Variance Circles in the Cosmic Microwave Background Sky
Background, Background, Background


Turbulence in the interstellar medium

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Clocking the mosh pit of interstellar space
  2. October 6, 2011 - Churning galactic gas revealed
  3. October 7, 2011 - Astronomers take first-ever image of turbulent gas between the stars
  4. October 7, 2011 - Photo reveals turbulent gas in the void between stars
Background


Arctic sea ice

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Arctic sea ice continues decline, hits 2nd-lowest level
  2. October 6, 2011 - Young and thin instead of old and bulky: Researchers report on changes in Arctic sea ice
  3. October 6, 2011 - Why climate models underestimate Arctic sea ice retreat?
  4. October 6, 2011 - Really bad year for Arctic sea ice
Background


Comets around Eta Corvi

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Comets take pole position as water bearers
  2. October 19, 2011 - NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System
  3. October 19, 2011 - Comets may be creating oceans on alien planet
  4. October 19, 2011 - Evidence of a Late Heavy Bombardment Occuring in Another Solar System
  5. October 19, 2011 - Comet Armageddon Detected in Nearby Star System
  6. October 19, 2011 - Striking Evidence of Comet Delivering Water, Molecules to Earth-Like Planet
  7. October 19, 2011 - Comet Storm Rages in Alien Star System, Study Finds
  8. October 20, 2011 - 400 Trillion Miles Away, a Comet Storm Waters a World
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Suspects in the quenching of star formation exonerated - also here, here
Background


High-energy gamma-ray pulses in the Crab Nebula

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Crab Pulsar Dazzles Astronomers with its Gamma-Ray Beams
  2. October 6, 2011 - Crab pulsar beams most energetic gamma rays ever detected from a pulsar
  3. October 6, 2011 - Crab Pulsar emits light at highest energies ever detected in a pulsar system, scientists report
  4. October 6, 2011 - Astrophysicists spot pulsed radiation from Crab Nebula that wasn't supposed to be there - also here
  5. October 6, 2011 - Crab pulsar beams most energetic gamma rays ever detected from a pulsar
  6. October 6, 2011 - Crab nebula's neutron star is pulsing with gamma rays
  7. October 6, 2011 - Crab Pulsar Emits Light at Higher Energies Than Expected
  8. October 6, 2011 - 'Jaw-Dropping!' Crab Nebula's Powerful Beams Shock Astronomers
  9. October 7, 2011 - Star packs big gamma-ray jolt, researchers discover - also here
  10. October 7, 2011 - Crab's heart pulsing stronger than expected
  11. October 8, 2011 - Crab Pulsar Energy Levels Stun Scientists
  12. October 31, 2011 - The high energy crab
Technical papers:
  1. Detection of Pulsed Gamma Rays Above 100 GeV from the Crab Pulsar
Background, Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Scientists reveal Southern California's tectonic plates in detail - also here
Background


Carbon in the early universe

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - The first detection of abundant carbon in the early universe
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Molecular cloud Cepheus B is a hot spot for star formation
Background


Supernovae in merging galaxies

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Seven Supernovae Found in Single Galaxy - A First
  2. October 7, 2011 - Star exploded? Just another day in Arp 220
Technical papers:
  1. Resolution of the Compact Radio Continuum Sources in Arp220
Background, Background


Solar system formation

References:
  1. October 10, 2011 - Pea shooter theory aims to build solar system
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Sun Spew
Background


Solar neutrinos

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Measuring elusive neutrinos flowing through the Earth, physicists learn more about the sun
Background, Background



Technology


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Making a photonic crystal with a couple of light beams
Background, Background


Storage of light in optical networks

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - New way to store light could prove useful for optical communication
Background, Background


Topological quantum states

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Exotic quantum states: A new research approach
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Researchers discover two early stages of carbon nanotube growth
  2. October 4, 2011 - 'Mirage-effect' helps researchers hide objects
  3. October 4, 2011 - Nanotubes help cloak objects in a mirage
  4. October 5, 2011 - Cloaking device makes objects vanish in a mirage
  5. October 5, 2011 - Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry
  6. October 5, 2011 - Invisibility Effect Created in Texas Lab
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Driving a Hard Bargain with Diamond Qubits
  2. October 9, 2011 - Progress in quantum computing, qubit by qubit - also here, here
  3. October 18, 2011 - Diamonds, Silver and the Quest for Single Photons - also here
Background


Quantum spin Hall topological insulators

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Physicists move one step closer to quantum computer
Background, Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Monkey brains 'feel' virtual objects
  2. October 5, 2011 - Monkeys Control Virtual Limbs With Their Minds - also here
  3. October 5, 2011 - Researchers devise brain-machine interface with a sense of touch
  4. October 5, 2011 - Breakthrough May Help Spinal Cord Patients Experience Tactile Sensations
  5. October 5, 2011 - Monkeys feel, move virtual objects using only their brains
  6. October 5, 2011 - Monkeys 'feel' texture of virtual objects
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Physicists to develop new way of electronic computing
  2. October 6, 2011 - Electrons heat up in graphene
  3. October 7, 2011 - Research team finds graphene may pave the way for new kinds of optoelectronic devices
  4. October 7, 2011 - Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light
  5. October 9, 2011 - Graphene's 'Big Mac' creates next generation of chips - also here
Background


Laser cooling to quantum ground state

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Laser light used to cool object to quantum ground state
  2. October 6, 2011 - Cool light to bring quantum magic into the real world
Background, Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Materials scientists develop topological insulator with a switch
  2. October 6, 2011 - Optimizing Topological Insulators
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - IBM Projects It Will Have World's Most Powerful Supercomputer in Two Years, Artificial Human Brain in 10
  2. October 9, 2011 - Mass. schools team up for supercomputer center - also here
Background


Wavelength translation and amplitude modulation of photons

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Researchers change the color and shape of a single photon
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Keep Oxygen Out
Background


Superconducting optoelectronics

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Superconducting LED
Background, Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Moving forward, spin goes sideways
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - High-purity hydrogen generated from a single device
Background



Life sciences


Tuberculosis infection mechanism

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Tuberculosis bacterium's outer cell wall disarms the body's defense to remain infectious - also here
Background, Background


Cell transdifferentiation

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Cell transformation a la carte
  2. October 7, 2011 - Scientists turns liver cells directly into neurons with new technique
Background


Innate lymphoid cells and pos-flu lung tissue repair

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Immune cells repair damaged lung tissues after flu infection
Background


Mechanism of adenovirus infection

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Manipulated gatekeeper: How viruses find their way into the cell nucleus
Background


Mucosal protective immune cells

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Research discovers novel mechanism for preventing infection via body's mucosal borders
Background


Cytoophidia

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - 'Snakes' seen in human cells
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Extremophiles Survive Simulated Conditions on Europa
Background


Lemur promiscuity

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Why Female Lemurs Sleep Around
Background


Evolutionary development of tetrapods

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Lungfish provides insight to life on land
  2. October 5, 2011 - Lungfish gives insight into life on land
  3. October 5, 2011 - Fin study gives hint on hind leg evolution
Background, Background, Background


Orexin and brown fat activation

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Orexin: A hormone that fights fat with fat
Background


Galectin-12 and fat storage

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - UC Davis researchers discover key protein responsible for fat storage
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Pumice proposed as home to the first life forms
Background


Human stem cells from clones

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Cloned human embryo makes working stem cells
  2. October 5, 2011 - An Egg-Citing Recipe for Human Stem Cells
  3. October 5, 2011 - Discovery Suggests a New Avenue for Advancing Stem Cell Research
  4. October 5, 2011 - New Way to Make Embryonic Stem Cells
  5. October 5, 2011 - Oddball 'cloned' human stem cells announced
  6. October 5, 2011 - Personalised stem cells back in the spotlight
  7. October 5, 2011 - Cloning method may help make personal stem cells
  8. October 5, 2011 - World's first cloned human embryonic stem cells
  9. October 6, 2011 - Stem cell advance uses cloning
Technical papers:
  1. Human oocytes reprogram somatic cells to a pluripotent state
Background, Background


Inflammation and immune response to oxidative stress

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Immune mechanism blocks inflammation generated by oxidative stress
Background, Background


Last universal common ancestor

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Last universal common ancestor more complex than previously thought
Background


Chlamydia infection mechanism

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Chlamydia utilizes Trojan horse tactics to infect cells
Background


TLR7 and antibody response to retroviruses

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Ancient gene found to control potent antibody response to retroviruses
Background


Artificial cells

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Synthetic cells: Ion exchange leads to complex cell systems with inorganic membranes
Background


Cellular detection of tissue damage

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Biochemists identify how tissue cells detect and perfect
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Scientists find stem cell reprogramming technique is safer than previously thought
Background


T cell activation

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Specialized motor proteins help control immune activation
Background


Histone acetylation and post-mitotic gene activation

References:
  1. October 9, 2011 - How bookmarking genes pre-cell division hastens their subsequent reactivation
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Psilocybin and personality

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Drug in Magic Mushrooms Linked to Long-Lasting Personality Change ... for the Better
Background


Endocannabinoids and placebo effect

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Part of placebo effect ascribed to cannabinoids - also here
  2. October 5, 2011 - Placebos Use Pot Receptor
  3. October 7, 2011 - The Brain's Medicine: Natural Marijuana-Like Chemicals Play Important Role in Placebo Effect
Technical papers:
  1. Nonopioid placebo analgesia is mediated by CB1 cannabinoid receptors
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Severely impaired schizophrenics enter dynamic cycle of recovery after cognitive therapy
  2. October 4, 2011 - Sociability may depend upon brain cells generated in adolescence
Background


Memory formation

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - How the brain makes memories: Rhythmically!
Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - New evidence for genetic basis of autism found
  2. October 5, 2011 - Common form of autism recreated in a new mouse model
  3. October 6, 2011 - Bilingualism doesn't hamper language abilities of children with autism: research
  4. October 7, 2011 - Researchers find alterations of a single gene associated with intellectual disability, epilepsy and autistic features
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Depressed Patients May Process Hate Feelings Differently
  2. October 4, 2011 - MRI study finds that depression uncouples brain's hate circuit - also here, here
  3. October 4, 2011 - Depressed brains may hate differently
  4. October 5, 2011 - To Catch A Predator... With A Brain Scanner?
  5. October 5, 2011 - Can Brain Scans Detect Pedophiles?
  6. October 5, 2011 - In the brain, winning is everywhere
  7. October 6, 2011 - How fair sanctions are orchestrated in the brain
  8. October 7, 2011 - Can brain scans be used to detect pedophiles?
  9. October 9, 2011 - Brain imaging reveals why we remain optimistic in the face of reality
  10. October 10, 2011 - Why looking on bright side can be dangerous
  11. October 10, 2011 - Glass half full may not be the best idea
Background


Dopamine neurons and morphine

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Defining the neural anatomy and physiology of morphine on dopamine neurons
Background


Anesthetics and sleep cycles

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Study shows different anesthetics affects sleep cycles in different ways
Background


Memory and imagination/reality discrimination

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Keeping track of reality - also here
  2. October 5, 2011 - Reality Check: Why Some Brains Can't Tell Real From Imagined
  3. October 5, 2011 - Brain memory finding may help schizophrenia research
  4. October 5, 2011 - Memory finding may help brain research
  5. October 6, 2011 - The Particular Brain Fold That Helps People Distinguish Between Imagination and Reality
  6. October 7, 2011 - A Fold in the Brain is Linked to Keeping Reality and Imagination Separate, Study Finds
Background


Intelligence and working memory

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Research sheds light on origins of greatness
Background, Background


Zinc and long-term potentiation

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Zinc's role in the brain: Research gives insight into 50-year-old mystery
Background


Membrane lipids and synapse vesicles

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Study brings secrets of brain cell communication closer
Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - It's official: Learning languages makes you smarter
Background


Addiction, caffeine, and cocaine

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Could caffeine use predict risk for cocaine abuse?
Background


Predictive coding in olfaction

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Researchers find that the brain smells what it expects rather than what it sniffs
Background


Dopamine and addiction

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Possible tool to help cocaine users kick the habit
Background


Effects of sleep deprivation

References:
  1. October 9, 2011 - Wake-sleep patterns affect brain synapses
Background



Health and medicine


AIDS

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Hormonal Contraception Doubles HIV Risk, Study Suggests - also here
  2. October 3, 2011 - Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.
  3. October 4, 2011 - Birth Control Shots May Double the Risk of HIV, Study Suggests
  4. October 6, 2011 - Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia
  5. October 6, 2011 - Changes in brain function in early HIV infection: A reliable indicator of disease prognosis?
  6. October 7, 2011 - Contraceptive risk of HIV long suspected
  7. October 9, 2011 - Antiretroviral therapy has tripled the proportion of adults achieving undetectable levels of HIV
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Priming with DNA vaccine makes avian flu vaccine work better
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Sentinel lymph node biopsy predicts outcomes for Merkel cell carcinoma
  2. October 3, 2011 - Higher radiation dose does not help lung cancer patients live longer
  3. October 3, 2011 - Cell movement provides clues to aggressive breast cancer
  4. October 3, 2011 - Vitamin D deficiency common in cancer patients
  5. October 3, 2011 - BPA exposure in utero may increase predisposition to breast cancer
  6. October 3, 2011 - Study finds red meat may increase colon polyp risk
  7. October 3, 2011 - Modeling cancer using ecological principles
  8. October 3, 2011 - Combination HPV diagnostic test for head and neck cancer outperformed other tests
  9. October 3, 2011 - Cervical cancer virus fuels oral cancer type, too - also here
  10. October 3, 2011 - Study Shows Dramatic Rise in Incidence of Oral Cancer Type Linked to HPV - also here
  11. October 4, 2011 - Results of new drug for pancreatic cancer patients published
  12. October 4, 2011 - Combination therapy beneficial for head and neck skin carcinomas, study shows
  13. October 5, 2011 - Survival increased in early stage breast cancer after treatment with herceptin and chemo
  14. October 5, 2011 - Women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in the womb face increased cancer risk
  15. October 5, 2011 - New research shows PET imaging effective in predicting lung cancer outcomes
  16. October 5, 2011 - New potential therapeutic target for breast cancer
  17. October 5, 2011 - Invasive melanoma may be more likely in children than adults
  18. October 5, 2011 - FDG-PET appears promising for predicting prognosis of patients with inoperable NSCLC
  19. October 5, 2011 - Novel math formula predicts success of certain cancer therapies
  20. October 5, 2011 - More aggressive treatment not necessary for men with a family history of prostate cancer
  21. October 5, 2011 - Researchers improve accuracy of IMRT delivery in post-prostatectomy patients
  22. October 5, 2011 - Improving early detection of breast cancer
  23. October 5, 2011 - New tool helps identify prostate cancer patients with highest risk of death
  24. October 5, 2011 - Risky pregnancy drug raised daughters' cancer odds
  25. October 6, 2011 - Mine-hunting software helping doctors to identify rare cells in human cancer
  26. October 6, 2011 - Ecstasy derivative targets blood cancers
  27. October 6, 2011 - Studies examine diet's role in prostate cancer
  28. October 5, 2011 - Panel advises against prostate cancer screening
  29. October 7, 2011 - Evidence is against PSA testing - but will that change anything?
  30. October 7, 2011 - New prostate cancer test advice overturns dogma - also here
  31. October 7, 2011 - PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer: More Harm Than Good?
  32. October 7, 2011 - Healthy men don't need prostate screening: US panel
  33. October 7, 2011 - Imaging agents offer new view of inflammation, cancer
  34. October 7, 2011 - Study shines new light on damaging UV rays
  35. October 7, 2011 - PSA test for prostate cancer not recommended: panel
  36. October 8, 2011 - Pancreatic cancer 4th most deadly, treatments few - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Parental weight strongly influences thinness in children
  2. October 4, 2011 - Experiments suggest research avenues for treating excess fat storage and obesity
  3. October 4, 2011 - This is your brain on estrogen
  4. October 4, 2011 - Researchers reveal one reason why fat cells fail
  5. October 4, 2011 - Green tea helps mice keep off extra pounds
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Overweight or obese kids at almost three times greater risk of high blood pressure
  2. October 3, 2011 - Study of cox-2 inhibitors could lead to new class of stroke drugs
  3. October 3, 2011 - Stress hormones may increase cardiovascular risks for shift workers
  4. October 3, 2011 - Smoking causes stroke to occur
  5. October 5, 2011 - Heart disease has its own clock
  6. October 5, 2011 - Scientists identify genetic link for a 'heavy heart'
  7. October 5, 2011 - Higher testosterone may equal lower heart risks
  8. October 6, 2011 - High testosterone levels and lower heart risks tied together
  9. October 6, 2011 - X-rays help advance the battle against heart disease
  10. October 6, 2011 - Self-reported cognitive difficulties may indicate early signs of cerebrovascular disease, research shows
  11. October 7, 2011 - Taking blood pressure drugs at night slightly improves control
  12. October 7, 2011 - Raising 'good' cholesterol levels reduces heart attack and stroke risk in diabetes patients
  13. October 7, 2011 - Systemic inflammation, age, cardiac risk linked
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Scientists find mechanism that leads to drug resistance in bacteria causing melioidosis
  2. October 5, 2011 - Study claims no link between real world use of antibacterial soaps and antibiotic resistance
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Scientists combine tumor-targeting peptides and nanoparticles to destroy glioblastoma
Background


Nerve regeneration

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Race to nerve regeneration: faster is better
  2. October 3, 2011 - In reversing motor nerve damage, time is of the essence
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Some link between CCSVI and MS but quality of evidence prevents definitive conclusion
  2. October 5, 2011 - Remitting multiple sclerosis: Natalizumab reduces relapses and disability
  3. October 5, 2011 - Biogen MS trial data reveals no safety surprises
  4. October 6, 2011 - New oral drug found to reduce relapses in multiple sclerosis patients
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Researchers watch amyloid plaques form
  2. October 4, 2011 - Blood tests may hold clues to pace of Alzheimer's disease progression
  3. October 4, 2011 - Study shows increased Alzheimer's biomarkers in patients after anesthesia and surgery
  4. October 4, 2011 - Alzheimer's might be transmissible in similar way as infectious prion diseases: study
  5. October 5, 2011 - Eye of a fruit fly
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 3, 2011 - Men develop diabetes at lower BMIs than women
  2. October 4, 2011 - Natural compound helps reverse diabetes in mice
  3. October 6, 2011 - Decade of effort yields diabetes susceptibility gene: Tomosyn-2 regulates insulin secretion
  4. October 7, 2011 - FDA approves first diabetes-cholesterol combo pill
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Recognition of anger, fear, disgust most affected in dementia
  2. October 4, 2011 - Biological fingerprints improve diagnosis of dementia
  3. October 5, 2011 - Think you're in poor health? It could increase your odds of dementia
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. October 4, 2011 - Study shows cell-penetrating peptides for drug delivery act like a Swiss Army Knife
Background


Antisense therapy for spinal muscle atrophy

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Long-term correction of severe spinal muscular atrophy by antisense therapy
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Seeds of destruction in Parkinson's disease: Spread of diseased proteins kills neurons
  2. October 6, 2011 - Study first to link mitochondrial dysfunction and alpha-Synuclein multiplication in human fibroblasts
  3. October 7, 2011 - Ability to ride a bike can aid differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in any setting
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Asthma

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Discovery of asthma cause could help treat sufferers
  2. October 5, 2011 - Asthma treatment may be headed toward personalized medicine
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Tuberculosis

References:
  1. October 5, 2011 - Smoking could lead to 40 million excess tuberculosis deaths by 2050
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Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Incompatible assumptions common in biomedical research
  2. October 6, 2011 - How cells sense nutrients and fuel cancer cell growth
  3. October 6, 2011 - Dioxin-like chemical messenger makes brain tumors more aggressive
  4. October 7, 2011 - Bone marrow cells migrate to tumors and can slow their growth
  5. October 9, 2011 - Three new gene faults found to increase melanoma risk by 30 percent - also here
  6. October 10, 2011 - New areas of DNA linked to skin cancer
  7. October 10, 2011 - New skin cancer genes found
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Stem cells

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Expression of pluripotency-associated gene marks many types of adult stem cells
  2. October 6, 2011 - Scientists reveal key barrier to reprogramming human zygotes
  3. October 7, 2011 - Neural stem cell transplant may tackle diabetes
  4. October 7, 2011 - Diabetic rats cured with their own stem cells
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Antibiotics

References:
  1. October 6, 2011 - Proteins could offer novel antibiotic target
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IL-17, inflammation, and autoimmune disease

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Study discovers new targets for treating inflammatory, autoimmune diseases
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Heterobivalent ligands, mast cells, and allergies

References:
  1. October 7, 2011 - Researchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects
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RNAi and inflammation control

References:
  1. October 9, 2011 - Novel technique uses RNA interference to block inflammation - also here
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MicroRNA, autophagy, and cancer

References:
  1. October 9, 2011 - Small molecules can starve cancer cells - also here
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