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Volume 10, Number 43
October 24, 2011


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

Blue stragglers
Dark matter in dwarf galaxies
Sea level rise
Lack of evidence for supermassive black hole in M85
Star-forming regions
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Scale-free networks
Gamma-ray source catalog
Neutrino observatory
Extrasolar planets
Planets in protoplanetary disks
Plate tectonics
Brown dwarfs
Global warming
Atmospheric oxygenation
Quantum effects and relativity
Ergodicity in dynamical systems
Effects of reionization on Milky Way satellite galaxies
Confirmation of recent global warming trend
Water on Mars
Dark energy
Ice in protoplanetary disks
Cosmic-ray energy spectrum
Dark matter in galaxy clusters
Supersymmetry
Supernova remnants
GAIA
Galaxy collisions
Star cluster with black holes

Technology

Nanotechnology
Superconductivity
Photonics
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Computer vision
Quantum computing
Quantum dots
Microring resonator
Self-assembly of structures from viruses
Spintronics
Self-driving cars
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum cryptography
Optomechanics

Life sciences

Longevity and genetics
Langerhans cells
P38 MAP kinase and aging
FTO and RNA methylation
Cloning
Early hominid diets
Biological logic gates
Cell motility
Genetics of human brain evolution
Origins of life
Epigenetic inheritance of longevity
Modeling of evolution
Speciation rates
Neanderthals
Gene regulation changes in mammalian evolution
Epigenetic effects of childhood experience
Testosterone and aging
Modeling embryonic somitogenesis
Epithelian apical constriction
Aging and immune system function
Early embryo development
DNA repair
Natural Killer cells

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Brain-imaging studies
KIBRA, hippocampal activation, and memory
Forgetting and memory
Adolescent IQ measurement
Autism-diabetes link
Synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus
Memory extinction
Neural codes for visual images
Emotions and decision making
Motor proteins in neurons
Neural organizagtion for walking
Estrogen, appetite, and weight control
Cerebellum, hippocampus, and spatial navigation
Decision making

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Cardiovascular disease
SIRT2 and cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Malaria
Stem cells
Mast cells and allergies
Tuberculosis
Tissue engineering
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer stem cells
AIDS
Inflammatory bowel disease
Parkinson's disease
Control of brain inflammation
Avian flu
Nanobiotechnology
Antibiotic resistance
Diabetes
Drug discovery
Metabolic syndrome



Physical sciences


Blue stragglers

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Astronomers Explain 'Blue Stragglers' - also here, here, here
  2. October 19, 2011 - Stars that shouldn't be there form by stealing material, not smashing
  3. October 19, 2011 - How Mysterious Vampire Stars Drain Life from Neighbors
  4. October 20, 2011 - Stars that shouldn't exist explained
  5. October 24, 2011 - "Blue Stragglers" Renewed by Stealing
Background


Dark matter in dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Dark Matter Mystery Deepens - also here, here
  2. October 17, 2011 - Dark Matter: Now More Mysterious Than Ever
  3. October 21, 2011 - The mystery of dark matter in small galaxies
  4. October 24, 2011 - Dark Matter Gets Darker: New Measurements Confound Scientists
  5. October 26, 2011 - Dark Matter, Darker Still: The Cosmos' Greatest Mystery Deepens
Technical papers:
  1. A Method for Measuring (Slopes of) the Mass Profiles of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Background, Background


Sea level rise

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Sea levels will continue to rise for 500 years: study
Background, Background


Lack of evidence for supermassive black hole in M85

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Is M85 missing a black hole?
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Carina Nebula: 14,000+ Stars
  2. October 19, 2011 - North American Nebula
Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Special relativity may answer faster-than-light neutrino mystery
  2. October 18, 2011 - Critics take aim at fast neutrinos
  3. October 19, 2011 - Subluminal neutrino news from Italy
  4. October 19, 2011 - Neutrino watch: Speed claim baffles CERN theoryfest
  5. October 20, 2011 - Finding puts brakes on faster-than-light neutrinos
  6. October 21, 2011 - Faster-Than-Light Result to Be Scrutinized
Background


Scale-free networks

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Few and Far Between
Background


Gamma-ray source catalog

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Gamma-ray source map is a 'catalogue of mysteries'
  2. October 19, 2011 - 600 mysteries in the night sky
  3. December 1, 2011 - Top Sources of Powerful Space Radiation Are Shockers
Background


Neutrino observatory

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - A further step in the design of the LAGUNA large neutrino observatory is launched
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - UH Astronomer Finds Planet in the Process of Forming
  2. October 19, 2011 - Astronomers spot the birth of a planet
  3. October 19, 2011 - Direct Image of Youngest Exoplanet Yet Discovered
  4. October 19, 2011 - Youngest planet seen as it's forming
  5. October 19, 2011 - Astronomers Spot Birth Of Alien Planet for First Time
  6. October 19, 2011 - Hawaii astronomer captures image of forming planet
  7. October 19, 2011 - How are planets born? LkCa 15 could give scientists first-ever peek
  8. October 19, 2011 - Youngest exoplanet captured
  9. October 19, 2011 - Astronomer finds planet in the process of forming
  10. October 20, 2011 - Two Interesting Alien "Worlds"
  11. October 20, 2011 - Youngest planet imaged as it forms
  12. October 20, 2011 - Two Interesting Alien "Worlds"
  13. October 20, 2011 - New planet, the youngest ever found, is revealed by cosmic trick photography
  14. October 20, 2011 - Birth of a Planet: First Pictures of Youngest Planet Yet Seen
  15. October 20, 2011 - Keck telescope finds youngest known planet
  16. October 21, 2011 - Youngest Planet Picture: Gas Giant Seen in Throes of Creation
  17. October 21, 2011 - Is another Earth out there?
  18. October 21, 2011 - Scientists witness birth of a planet
  19. October 21, 2011 - Birth of a planet caught on camera
  20. October 27, 2011 - Astronomers detect formation of youngest planet
Background


Planets in protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Spiral Arms Hint at the Presence of Planets - also here
  2. October 19, 2011 - Spiral Arms Point to Possible Planets in a Star's Dusty Disk
  3. October 21, 2011 - Planet in Progress?
  4. November 4, 2011 - A Dusty Young Star's "Spiral Arms"
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Fiery volcano offers geologic glimpse into land that time forgot
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Record-Breaking Photo Reveals a Planet-sized Object as Cool as the Earth - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - 'Albedo effect' in forest disturbances can cause added warming, bonus cooling
  2. October 19, 2011 - Urban 'heat island' effect is a small part of global warming; white roofs don't reduce it
  3. October 21, 2011 - No simultaneous warming of Northern and Southern hemispheres as a result of climate change for 20,000 years
  4. October 23, 2011 - Bleak Prospects for Avoiding Dangerous Global Warming
  5. October 23, 2011 - Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime
  6. October 24, 2011 - Report: Holding global warming to 2C increase still possible if nations act
  7. October 24, 2011 - Temperature targets slipping away: study
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - New evidence found for the oldest oxygen-breathing life on land
Background


Quantum effects and relativity

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - One clock with two times: When quantum mechanics meets general relativity
Background


Ergodicity in dynamical systems

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Glowing beacons reveal hidden order in dynamical systems
  2. October 20, 2011 - Ergodic theorem passes the test
Background


Effects of reionization on Milky Way satellite galaxies

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - How the Milky Way killed off its satellites - also here
  2. November 9, 2011 - Reionization and Satellite Galaxies to the Milky Way
Technical papers:
  1. A signature of the internal reionisation of the Milky Way?
Background, Background


Confirmation of recent global warming trend

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Different method, same result: global warming is real
  2. October 20, 2011 - Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study
  3. October 20, 2011 - The Global Warming controversy is ended...
  4. October 21, 2011 - Climate Change Not Exaggerated
  5. October 21, 2011 - Sceptical climate scientists concede Earth has warmed
  6. October 22, 2011 - The heat is on
  7. October 24, 2011 - Climate skeptics perform independent analysis, finally convinced Earth is getting warmer
  8. October 25, 2011 - Climate skeptic admits he was wrong to doubt global-warming data
  9. October 30, 2011 - Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - New way to determine when water was present on Mars and Earth
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - German scientists ready for the hunt on dark energy
Background


Ice in protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Herschel detects abundant water in planet-forming disc
  2. October 20, 2011 - Comet-Seeded Alien Oceans Could Be Common
  3. October 21, 2011 - Herschel and Spitzer find water in alien solar systems
  4. October 21, 2011 - Lots of water spotted in a still-forming solar system 175 light years away
  5. October 21, 2011 - Icy reservoir found in planet-forming disc
  6. October 21, 2011 - Nearby planet-forming disk holds water for thousands of oceans
  7. October 21, 2011 - First icy star-disc hints at source of Earth's water
  8. October 24, 2011 - Exoplanet Nursery Holds Massive Amount of Water
  9. November 15, 2011 - The water reservoir in a young planetary system
Background


Cosmic-ray energy spectrum

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Anatomy of the Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum
Background


Dark matter in galaxy clusters

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Galactic dark matter survey reveals the invisible
Background, Background


Supersymmetry

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Hints of New Physics Crop Up at LHC
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Visiting an Old Friend
Background


GAIA

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - GAIA - A billion eyes on the skies
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - When galaxies collide
Background


Star cluster with black holes

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - The sticky star cluster that's mostly black hole
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants - also here
  2. October 21, 2011 - Researchers create two-segment nanotubes with distinct semiconducting domains
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Extremely strong coupling superconductivity of heavy-electrons in two-dimensions
  2. October 18, 2011 - Using New Technique, Scientists Uncover a Delicate Magnetic Balance for Superconductivity - also here
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - New light at the end of the tunnel
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - New record voltage for organic solar cells opens the tech to consumer electronics
  2. October 19, 2011 - Morphology matters: The effect of processing on solar cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - New method of growing high-quality graphene promising for next-gen technology - also here
  2. October 19, 2011 - Scientists detect unusual 'quasiparticles' in tri-layer graphene
  3. October 20, 2011 - Giant flakes make graphene oxide gel
Background


Computer vision

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Robot vision lags behind human sight
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Diamonds, Silver and the Quest for Single Photons
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Three electrons for the price of one
Background


Microring resonator

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - 'Microring' device could aid in future optical technologies - also here, here
Background


Self-assembly of structures from viruses

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Manufacturing Goes Viral
  2. October 19, 2011 - Turning viruses into molecular Legos
  3. October 19, 2011 - Virus helps build new materials
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Study measures key property of potential 'spintronic' material
Background


Self-driving cars

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - IROS gets earful on Google's self-driving cars
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Shining light on the elusive carbon nanotube
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Eve Fools Alice and Bob
Background


Optomechanics

References:
  1. October 23, 2011 - Using Light to Flip a Tiny Mechanical Switch
Background



Life sciences


Longevity and genetics

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - The genome of a 115-year-old woman is mined for secrets to healthy aging
  2. October 17, 2011 - Scientists sequenced DNA of oldest woman in hopes to unlock long life secrets
Background, Background


Langerhans cells

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Immune peacekeepers discovered - also here
Background


P38 MAP kinase and aging

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Genetic aging pathway identified in flies
Background


FTO and RNA methylation

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - New research links common RNA modification to obesity
Background, Background


Cloning

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Disgraced Korean scientist unveils cloned coyotes
  2. October 18, 2011 - Cloned Coyotes?
Background


Early hominid diets

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Clues About Early Diets Found in Fossilized Teeth
Background


Biological logic gates

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Scientists create computing building blocks from bacteria and DNA - also here
  2. October 25, 2011 - DNA computing: Genetic expression used for computer logic
Background


Cell motility

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Cells are crawling all over our bodies, but how? - also here
Background


Genetics of human brain evolution

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Young human-specific genes correlated with human brain evolution
  2. October 19, 2011 - The evolution of the human brain may have been driven by a group of novel genes that arose fairly recently in primate evolution
Background, Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Research group finds ancient deep sea mud volcano as possible site for origin of life
  2. October 24, 2011 - A birthplace for primitive life on Earth?
Background


Epigenetic inheritance of longevity

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Long life passed down through generations
  2. October 19, 2011 - How Longevity Is Passed On
  3. October 19, 2011 - Longevity Shown for First Time to Be Inherited via a Non-DNA Mechanism
  4. October 19, 2011 - Propensity for longer life span inherited non-genetically over generations, study says
  5. October 20, 2011 - Chemical tags outside DNA are linked to extended life span in generations of roundworms
  6. October 21, 2011 - Worms with Genes for Long Life Pass on Longevity to Offspring... Even Without the Genes
Technical papers:
  1. Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans
Background, Background


Modeling of evolution

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - New research shows location matters for evolution
Background, Background


Speciation rates

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - New research challenges evolutionary theory
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Solving the mysteries of short-legged Neandertals
Background


Gene regulation changes in mammalian evolution

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Platypus helps shed new light on mammalian evolution
  2. October 24, 2011 - Gene mapping reveals mammalian evolution
Background, Background, Background


Epigenetic effects of childhood experience

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Epigenetic Effects of Childhood
  2. October 21, 2011 - Your DNA may carry a 'memory' of your living conditions in childhood
  3. October 26, 2011 - Childhood poverty leaves its mark on adult genetics
Background


Testosterone and aging

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Study refutes testosterone as 'fountain of youth'
Background


Modeling embryonic somitogenesis

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Biocomplexity researchers announce multi-scale model of early embryonic development in vertebrates
Background, Background


Epithelian apical constriction

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - How cells know when to tighten the belt
Background


Aging and immune system function

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Exceptional cognitive and physical health in old age leaves immunological fingerprint
Background, Background


Early embryo development

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Biologists describe key mechanism in early embryo development
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. October 23, 2011 - Findings suggest how cancer cells can become resistant to DNA damage-inducing treatments
Background


Natural Killer cells

References:
  1. October 23, 2011 - Unraveling the mysteries of the natural killer within us - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Low birthweight infants five times more likely to have autism
  2. October 17, 2011 - Premature babies face greater autism risk
  3. October 17, 2011 - Low birthweight infants have five times rate of autism
  4. October 17, 2011 - Risk of Autism Is Five Times Higher in Low-Birthweight Babies
  5. October 17, 2011 - Study links low birth weight, prematurity to greater risk of autism
  6. October 19, 2011 - Genetic variant, auto-antibodies linked to autism
  7. October 20, 2011 - Autistic brains develop more slowly than healthy brains: study
  8. October 20, 2011 - Autistic facial characteristics identified
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Caresses enjoyable vicariously, too
  2. October 18, 2011 - Number of Facebook friends linked to size of brain regions, study suggests
  3. October 19, 2011 - Facebook linked to bigger brain areas
  4. October 19, 2011 - Neuroscientists find normal brain communication in people who lack connections between right, left hemispheres
  5. October 20, 2011 - Brain study reveals how successful students overcome math anxiety
  6. October 26, 2011 - Don't have many Facebook friends? Blame it on your brain
Background


KIBRA, hippocampal activation, and memory

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Gene variant leads to better memory via increased brain activation
Background


Forgetting and memory

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Forgetting is part of remembering
Background


Adolescent IQ measurement

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - IQ Is Not Fixed in the Teenage Brain
  2. October 19, 2011 - Teen brains' growing pains
  3. October 19, 2011 - IQ can rise or fall significantly during adolescence, brain scans confirm
  4. October 19, 2011 - IQ 'can change in teenage years'
  5. October 20, 2011 - Adolescent IQ swings linked to brain changes
  6. October 20, 2011 - Plastic-brained teens have big IQ swings
  7. October 21, 2011 - Teens' IQs can rise (or fall), thanks to changes in the brain
Background, Background


Autism-diabetes link

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Research proposes common link between autism, diabetes
Background, Background


Synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - X-linked mental retardation protein is found to mediate synaptic plasticity in hippocampus
Background


Memory extinction

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Remembering to forget: Destroying bad memories and breaking bad habits
Background


Neural codes for visual images

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Neuroscientists unlock shared brain codes
Background, Background


Emotions and decision making

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - New study shows passing mood can profoundly alter 'rational decisions'
Background, Background


Motor proteins in neurons

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - New technique unravels transport in living brain cells
Background, Background


Neural organizagtion for walking

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Anatomical blueprint for motor antagonism identified
Background


Estrogen, appetite, and weight control

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Study shows estrogen works in the brain to keep weight in check
Background, Background


Cerebellum, hippocampus, and spatial navigation

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Mouse manoeuvres in the dark reveal brain's map links
  2. October 21, 2011 - Cerebellar neurons needed to navigate in the dark
Background


Decision making

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - What you want vs. how you get it: New neuroconomics study
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Possible link between bacterium, colon cancer found
  2. October 17, 2011 - High rate of false-positives with annual mammogram
  3. October 17, 2011 - Protein that fuels lethal breast cancer growth emerges as potential new drug target
  4. October 17, 2011 - Lung cancer patients with diabetes show prolonged survival
  5. October 17, 2011 - Doctors: Pap remains best test for cervical cancer - also here
  6. October 18, 2011 - More evidence that allergies may help in fighting brain tumors
  7. October 18, 2011 - Researchers demonstrate efficacy of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma vaccine
  8. October 18, 2011 - CHEO scientist advances biotherapeutics as published in Cancer Cell
  9. October 18, 2011 - A molecule worth its weight in gold to fight cancer
  10. October 18, 2011 - Colorectal cancer tied to germs
  11. October 19, 2011 - Age a big factor in prostate cancer deaths
  12. October 19, 2011 - Turning up the heat to kill cancer cells: The 'Lance Armstrong effect'
  13. October 20, 2011 - Association of quantity of alcohol and frequency of consumption with cancer mortality
  14. October 20, 2011 - Cheaper and easier isn't necessarily better in new colon cancer screening procedures
  15. October 20, 2011 - Radiotherapy after surgery halves breast cancer recurrence
  16. October 20, 2011 - Brain tumour treatment hope
  17. October 21, 2011 - European studies on risks of hepatocellular carcinoma
  18. October 21, 2011 - PSA test valuable in predicting biopsy need, low-risk prostate cancer
  19. October 21, 2011 - Trio of studies support use of PET/CT scans as prostate cancer staging tool
  20. October 21, 2011 - Researchers find coupling of proteins promotes glioblastoma development
  21. October 21, 2011 - Gene silencing paves way to new treatments for breast cancer
  22. October 21, 2011 - Tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits cell proliferation in breast cancer patients
  23. October 21, 2011 - Elevated hormone levels add up to increased breast cancer risk
  24. October 21, 2011 - Feed a cold -- starve a tumor
  25. October 21, 2011 - Failing to bridge the gap between test tubes, animals, and human biology
  26. October 23, 2011 - Will my breast cancer spread? Discovery may predict probability of metastasis
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Researchers discover that same gene has opposite effects in prostate, breast cancers
  2. October 21, 2011 - Preventing cancer development inside the cell cycle
  3. October 21, 2011 - A new mechanism inhibiting the spread and growth of cancer found in motile cells
  4. October 21, 2011 - Researchers review the microbiome and its possible role in cancers
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Biomarker-guided heart failure treatment significantly reduces complications
  2. October 18, 2011 - Cardiovascular disease linked to evolutionary changes that may have protected early mammals from trauma
  3. October 20, 2011 - Novel therapeutic target identified to decrease triglycerides and increase 'good' cholesterol
Background


SIRT2 and cancer

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Protein family key to aging, cancer
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 17, 2011 - Could hypertension drugs help people with Alzheimer's?
  2. October 17, 2011 - Antiviral drugs may slow Alzheimer's progression
  3. October 18, 2011 - Bilingualism delays onset of Alzheimer's symptoms - also here
  4. October 20, 2011 - Combination of available tests helps predict Alzheimer's disease risk
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Malaria Vaccine Meets (Modest) Expectations
  2. October 18, 2011 - Scientists See Promise in Vaccine for Malaria
  3. October 18, 2011 - Malaria Vax Yields Promising Results
  4. October 18, 2011 - Malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S reduces the risk of malaria by half in African children
  5. October 18, 2011 - World's first malaria vaccine works in major trial
  6. October 18, 2011 - Malaria scientist celebrates success after 24 years
  7. October 19, 2011 - Malaria Vaccine Cuts Risk of Infection By Half
  8. October 19, 2011 - Malaria vaccine yields protection
  9. October 19, 2011 - Important step toward malaria vaccine
  10. October 19, 2011 - Malaria Vaccine Trial Shows Promise
  11. October 19, 2011 - Malaria vaccine halves risk of infection in infants
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Timing for clinical trials for stem cell therapy in spinal cord injuries is right
  2. October 18, 2011 - 'Stimulated' stem cells stop donor organ rejection
  3. October 19, 2011 - Breastmilk a natural stem cell therapy
Background


Mast cells and allergies

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Immune cell plays dual role in allergic skin disease
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Latest discovery in the fight against tuberculosis announced
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Cardiovascular researchers create tiny, functional blood vessels
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. October 18, 2011 - Shift work in teens linked to increased multiple sclerosis risk
  2. October 21, 2011 - Biogen MS trial data robust; shares jump - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - New role for Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in regulating skin cancer stem cells - also here
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Early HIV treatment dramatically increases survival in patients co-infected with tuberculosis
  2. October 19, 2011 - Anti-HIV topical gel also protects against herpes virus
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Research could lead to new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, viral infections
  2. October 20, 2011 - Could a probiotic be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease?
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 19, 2011 - Computer games help people with Parkinson's disease
  2. October 19, 2011 - Next-generation brain stimulation may improve treatment of Parkinson's disease
Background


Control of brain inflammation

References:
  1. October 20, 2011 - Inflammation controlled differently in brain and other tissues, study finds
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - SLAC software developer discusses physics simulation tool to make cancer therapy safer
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - Newly discovered reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 21, 2011 - New insights into insulin resistance could lead to better drugs for diabetics
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. October 23, 2011 - 'First step' to perfect drug combinations
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. October 23, 2011 - Female shift workers may be at higher risk of heart disease
Background, Background, Background


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