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Volume 10, Number 47
November 21, 2011


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

A-theorem in quantum field theroy
Global warming
Extrasolar planets
Supernovae
Stellar habitable zones
CP symmetry violation
Gravitational waves
Ocean acidification
Pacific Ocean and climate
Very old stars with heavy elements
Milky Way star formation rate
Large Hadron Collider
Magnetic fields and giant molecular clouds
Star-forming regions
End-Triassic mass extinction
Extraction of vacuum photons
Europa
Black hole jets
Cosmic particle accelerators
Measurement of Cygnus X-1 mass and spin
Galactic halo gas
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Quantum wavefunctions
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Solar prominences
James Webb Space Telescope
Earthquakes
KT mass extinction
Solar activity levels
Neutrinoless double-beta decay
NOvA neutrino experiment
Plate tectonics
Higgs boson

Technology

Topological insulators, Majorana fermions, and superconductivity
High-speed networks
Supercomputing
Transition edge sensors for photon counting
Photovoltaics
Brain-computer interface
Space solar power
Quantum dots
Terahertz technology
Carbon nanotubes
Nanophotonics
3D integrated circuits
Quantum information
3D structure nanofabrication
Microelectromechanical systems
Ferroelectric memory
Integrated photonic circuits
Spin currents
Spintronics
Superconductivity

Life sciences

IKKβ and lipid metabolism
Synthetic proteins
Adaptor proteins
Ordovician ecosystems
Archaean enzyme
Circadian clock protein
H1N1 virus simulation
Aging
SHARPIN and cell mobility
Ciliates
Preservation of genetic diversity
Legionalla pathogenicity
Predicting phenotype variations from genomes
Cell signaling modulation
Chromosome separation during mitosis
Starvation-related resistance of bacteria to antibiotics
Sugar-coating defense of bacteria from immune response
Dendritic cells
Daf-2 and Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan
Enzymatic synthesis of pyrrolysine
Embryonic development

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Variability of human neuron genomes
Unconscious knowledge
Visual perception of words
Oxytocin
Mouse brain connectivity atlas
Depression
Brain-imaging studies
Cannabinoid receptor and alcohol dependence
Integrated circuit model of synapse
Neurogenesis and drug addiction
Synapse building and pruning
NRXN3 and impulsivity
Wakefulness and orexin cells
Similarities in mammalian brain development
Schizophrenia
Synesthesia
Perception of duration
HCN1 channels and spatial map resolution
Perceptual response to nude bodies
Genetics and behavior
Doorways and forgetting
FOXP2 and language
Novel genes and human brain evolution
Critical periods in brain wiring
Brain processing of sensory signals

Health and medicine

Tuberculosis
Cancer
Stem cells
Stem cells and cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Alzheimer's disease
Obesity
Cancer biology
Parkinson's disease
Drug discovery
AIDS
Malaria
Multiple sclerosis
Diabetes
Lupus
Psoriasis
Antibiotics
Mediterranean diet and health



Physical sciences


A-theorem in quantum field theroy

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Proof found for unifying quantum principle
  2. November 15, 2011 - Flowing along in four dimensions
Technical papers:
  1. On Renormalization Group Flows in Four Dimensions
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Ex-skeptic tells US Congress climate change is real
  2. November 14, 2011 - Huge rise in emissions as world economy de-greens
  3. November 15, 2011 - Leading sceptic: "climate change is real"
  4. November 15, 2011 - Erratic, extreme day-to-day weather puts climate change in new light
  5. November 16, 2011 - Get ready for climate change, says UN panel
  6. November 16, 2011 - Deforestation causes cooling, study shows
  7. November 17, 2011 - Separating signal and noise in climate warming
  8. November 18, 2011 - Climate panel says prepare for weird weather
  9. November 18, 2011 - Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather - also here
  10. November 20, 2011 - Climate change effect on release of CO2 from peat far greater than assumed
  11. November 20, 2011 - Limited options for meeting 2C warming target, warn climate experts
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Seeing the phases of exoplanets
  2. November 15, 2011 - Exploring the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-14b
  3. November 18, 2011 - Alien Planet Count Tops 700 Distant Worlds
  4. November 18, 2011 - Supercritical water world does somersaults
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Orphan supernovae?
Background


Stellar habitable zones

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Bigger Goldilocks zone increases chance of finding life in space
  2. November 16, 2011 - Could Alien Life Exist in the Methane Habitable Zone?
Background, Background


CP symmetry violation

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - LHCb uses charm to find asymmetry
  2. November 15, 2011 - First evidence for CP violation in charm decays
  3. November 16, 2011 - Has 'new physics' been found at CERN?
  4. November 17, 2011 - Particle Smasher Hints at Physics Breakthrough - also here
  5. November 18, 2011 - LHCb search for time-integrated CP-violation in D0 → K-K+, π-π+ decays
  6. November 18, 2011 - Atom Smashers Get an Antimatter Surprise
  7. November 23, 2011 - LHC antimatter anomaly hints at new physics
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves - also here
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - First controlled experiments on ocean acidification in the deep sea
Background, Background


Pacific Ocean and climate

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Study rethinks the ocean's role in Pacific climate
Background


Very old stars with heavy elements

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Ancient stars shed light on the prehistory of the Milky Way
  2. November 16, 2011 - Heavy stars injected by supernovae jets
  3. November 17, 2011 - Stellar fossils help tell story of universe
  4. November 25, 2011 - Blinged-out stars were born rich
  5. November 30, 2011 - Unexpectedly Heavy Stars from Long Ago Puzzle Astronomers
Technical papers:
  1. The Binary Frequency of r-Process-Element Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars and its Implications: Chemical Tagging in the Primitive Halo of the Milky Way - also here
Background


Milky Way star formation rate

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Why the Milky Way May Be Facing a Midlife Crisis
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - The making and tending of heavy ion beams for the LHC
  2. November 16, 2011 - CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade - also here
  3. November 17, 2011 - "Big Bang" machine to get huge upgrade in 2020
Background


Magnetic fields and giant molecular clouds

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Magnetic fields set the stage for the birth of new stars - also here, here
  2. November 16, 2011 - Magnetic Fields May Rock Cosmic Cradles for Unborn Stars
Technical papers:
  1. The alignment of molecular cloud magnetic fields with the spiral arms in M33
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Nebula's Frozen Clouds at Heart of Violent Star Formation
  2. November 16, 2011 - The cool clouds of Carina
  3. November 16, 2011 - Spectacular New Image Exposes Nebula's Cool Clouds
  4. November 18, 2011 - Cool Clouds of Carina
Background


End-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Dark days of the Triassic: Lost world
Background


Extraction of vacuum photons

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Light coaxed from nothingness
  2. November 17, 2011 - Scientists create light from vacuum
  3. November 17, 2011 - How to turn darkness into light
  4. November 17, 2011 - Physicists create light out of nothing
  5. November 18, 2011 - Light pulled out of empty space
  6. December 19, 2011 - Physicists' 'light from darkness' breakthrough named a top 2011 discovery
Background


Europa

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Huge lake could increase chance of life on Jupiter moon - also here
  2. November 16, 2011 - Lakes may lurk beneath chaos on Europa
  3. November 16, 2011 - "Great Lakes" Discovered on Jupiter Moon?
  4. November 16, 2011 - Scientists find evidence for 'great lake' on Jupiter's moon Europa, potential new habitat for life
  5. November 16, 2011 - Jupiter Moon's Buried Lakes Evoke Antarctica
  6. November 16, 2011 - Jupiter's moon Europa: Lake theory boosts hopes for life
  7. November 16, 2011 - Jupiter moon Europa 'has shallow lakes'
  8. November 16, 2011 - Strange domes on Europa formed on thin ice
  9. November 17, 2011 - Europa's chaotic surface hides great lakes
  10. November 17, 2011 - Lakes may linger on Europa
  11. November 17, 2011 - New Finding Ups the Chances of Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa
  12. November 17, 2011 - Scientists say lakes could raise odds for life on Europa
  13. November 17, 2011 - Europa's Subsurface Lakes
  14. November 17, 2011 - Life-bearing lakes possible on Jupiter moon
  15. November 18, 2011 - New water for life: Lakes on Jupiter's moon Europa
Technical papers:
  1. Active formation of 'chaos terrain' over shallow subsurface water on Europa
Background


Black hole jets

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Black Hole's Cosmic Feasting Brings Bouts of Belching
Background


Cosmic particle accelerators

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Cosmic particle accelerators get things going
  2. November 16, 2011 - Cluster reveals Earth's bow shock is remarkably thin
  3. November 17, 2011 - Cosmic Particle Accelerators Ė Letís Dance!
Technical papers:
  1. Electron Temperature Gradient Scale at Collisionless Shocks
Background


Measurement of Cygnus X-1 mass and spin

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - VLBA Distance Measurement Is Key to Producing First "Complete Description" of a Black Hole - also here
  2. November 17, 2011 - NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth Announcement - also here
  3. November 21, 2011 - Cygnus X-1, Exactly
  4. November 22, 2011 - Astronomers determine full description of a black hole
  5. November 29, 2011 - Massive Black Hole Yields its Mysteries to Astronomers
  6. November 29, 2011 - A black hole unmasked
  7. December 3, 2011 - Measuring a Tiny, Yet Mighty, Black Hole
Technical papers:
  1. The Trigonometric Parallax of Cygnus X-1 - also here
  2. The Mass of the Black Hole in Cygnus X-1 - also here
  3. The Extreme Spin of the Black Hole in Cygnus X-1 - also here
Background


Galactic halo gas

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Keck, Magellan & Hubble Telescopes Find Galactic Recyclers
  2. November 17, 2011 - NASA's Hubble Confirms that Galaxies Are the Ultimate Recyclers
  3. November 17, 2011 - NASA's Hubble Confirms That Galaxies Are the Ultimate Recyclers - also here
  4. November 17, 2011 - UMass Amherst Astronomers Using Advanced Equipment aboard Hubble to Reveal Galaxies' Most Elusive Secrets - also here
  5. November 17, 2011 - Mystery Origin of Milky Way Galaxy's Gas Revealed
  6. November 17, 2011 - Galaxy Halos Recycle Interstellar Gas Into Baby Stars
  7. November 18, 2011 - Astronomers find that galaxies are the ultimate recyclers - also here
  8. November 22, 2011 - Galaxies are the ultimate recyclers
Technical papers:
  1. The Large, Oxygen-Rich Halos of Star-Forming Galaxies Are a Major Reservoir of Galactic Metals
  2. A Reservoir of Ionized Gas in the Galactic Halo to Sustain Star Formation in the Milky Way
  3. The Hidden Mass and Large Spatial Extent of a Post-Starburst Galaxy Outflow
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Eruptions Swept Life From Land and Sea - also here
  2. November 17, 2011 - The Great Dying: first it warmed, then it burned
  3. November 17, 2011 - Researchers pinpoint date and rate of Earth's most extreme extinction
  4. November 17, 2011 - The Great Dying: a time of hell on Earth
  5. November 18, 2011 - Timeline of a mass extinction: New evidence points to rapid collapse of Earth's species 252 million years ago
  6. November 18, 2011 - Great Dying happened in hell of a short time
Background


Quantum wavefunctions

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Quantum theorem shakes foundations
  2. November 21, 2011 - The insanely weird quantum wave function might be "real" after all
Background

Technical papers:

  1. The quantum state cannot be interpreted statistically

Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos: OPERA Confirms and Submits Results, But Unease Remains
  2. November 17, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrino measurement withstands new test
  3. November 18, 2011 - Neutrino experiment affirms faster-than-light claim
  4. November 18, 2011 - Neutrino experiment replicates faster-than-light finding
  5. November 18, 2011 - How Many Neutrinos Does It Take to Screw Up Einstein?
  6. November 18, 2011 - Contested 'faster-than-light' experiment yields results
  7. November 18, 2011 - New tests support superluminal-neutrino claim
  8. November 18, 2011 - New results show neutrinos still faster than light
  9. November 18, 2011 - New test finds neutrinos still faster than light
  10. November 21, 2011 - Faster-than-light experiment yields same results
Background


Solar prominences

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Giant Walls of Plasma Seen on Sun
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Assembly stand completed for James Webb Telescope flight optics
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Study: Ozone from rock fracture could serve as earthquake early warning
  2. November 22, 2011 - Ozone Gas May Signal Coming Earthquakes
Background


KT mass extinction

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Massive volcanoes, meteorite impacts delivered one-two death punch to dinosaurs: study
Background


Solar activity levels

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Epic Sun Storm Dry Spell Ahead? Not Necessarily, New Study Says
Background


Neutrinoless double-beta decay

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Counting Down to Zero Neutrinos
Background


NOvA neutrino experiment

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Pivotal pivoter test paves way for 15,000-ton plastic behemoth
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Parts of Gondwana megacontinent found off Australia
  2. November 18, 2011 - Sunken parts of Gondwana found off Australia
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - Higgs hunt enters endgame
  2. November 18, 2011 - Fast neutrinos, C-P violations, and the shrinking space for the Higgs
  3. November 18, 2011 - ATLAS and CMS combine summer '11 search limits on the Standard Model Higgs
  4. November 18, 2011 - Favored Higgs hiding spot remains after most complete search yet
  5. November 18, 2011 - Higgs boson's moment of truth is fast approaching at the LHC
Background



Technology


Topological insulators, Majorana fermions, and superconductivity

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Superconductor may hide long-sought secret
Background, Background


High-speed networks

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Three DOE labs now connected with ultra-high speed network
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Cray replaces IBM on U. of Illinois supercomputer
  2. November 14, 2011 - Japan Tops Supercomputer List, But China Rising
Background


Transition edge sensors for photon counting

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Adding up photons with a transition edge sensor
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Dye-sensitized solar cells break a new record
  2. November 17, 2011 - A single polymer can be used to fabricate both thin-film transistors and solar cells
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Stanford joins BrainGate team developing brain-computer interface to aid people with paralysis
Background


Space solar power

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Space solar power touted for energy needs
  2. November 15, 2011 - IAA says 'Yes We Can' to power plants in orbit
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - In new quantum-dot LED design, researchers turn troublesome molecules to their advantage
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Terahertz boost detection
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - New biosensor benefits from melding of carbon nanotubes, DNA
Background


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Using nanophotonics to reshape on-chip computer data transmission
Background, Background


3D integrated circuits

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - NC State team to develop energy efficient 3-D CPU
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Quantum error correction in solid state processing
Background


3D structure nanofabrication

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion
Background


Ferroelectric memory

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Scientists watch a next-generation ferroelectric memory bit switch in real time
Background


Integrated photonic circuits

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - A passive alignment method offers an easy solution for fabricating integrated photonic circuits
Background


Spin currents

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Team controls thermal fluctuations with spin current
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Thermal Spintronics on a Firm Footing
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Muons Peer Inside
Background



Life sciences


IKKβ and lipid metabolism

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Enzyme boosts metabolism, prevents weight gain in mice
Background


Synthetic proteins

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Creation of the largest human-designed protein boosts protein engineering efforts
Background


Adaptor proteins

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Transporter 5: Solving an ancient mystery of the cell
Background


Ordovician ecosystems

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Welsh mudstones reveal ancient sponge ecosystem
Background


Archaean enzyme

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - First observation of metamorphosis of an enzyme that catalyzes two chemical reactions
Background


Circadian clock protein

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Researchers identify structure of circadian clock protein
Background


H1N1 virus simulation

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Chinese researchers tap GPU supercomputer for world's first simulation of complete H1N1 virus
Background


Aging

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Medical researchers decoding the aging process
Background


SHARPIN and cell mobility

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Finnish researchers discover regulator of human cell activity - also here
Background


Ciliates

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - The first hairy microbes: New fossils reveal oldest known ciliates
Background


Preservation of genetic diversity

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Vole study shows one way that evolution preserves diversity
  2. November 17, 2011 - Battle of the Sexes
  3. November 18, 2011 - Experiment gives insight into how species maintain diversity
Background


Legionalla pathogenicity

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Researchers determine how Legionnaires' bacteria proliferate, cause disease
Background


Predicting phenotype variations from genomes

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Researchers use yeast to help piece together human genome sequence jigsaw
Background


Cell signaling modulation

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Living cells say: Can you hear me now?
Background


Chromosome separation during mitosis

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Researchers gain new insight into the chromosome separation process
Background


Starvation-related resistance of bacteria to antibiotics

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - What bacteria don't know can hurt them
Background


Sugar-coating defense of bacteria from immune response

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - External capsule protects gum disease-causing bacteria from immune response
Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Dendritic cells control lymphocyte entry into lymph nodes
Background


Daf-2 and Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Could A Worm Hold the Key to Living Longer?
Background


Enzymatic synthesis of pyrrolysine

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - Enzymatic synthesis of pyrrolysine, the mysterious 22nd amino acid
Background


Embryonic development

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - Embryo development discovery
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Variability of human neuron genomes

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Brain cell genomes show their individuality
Background, Background


Unconscious knowledge

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Magic trick reveals unconscious knowledge
  2. November 16, 2011 - Card trick reveals the subconscious mind is on watch
  3. November 17, 2011 - Researcher uses card trick to reveal unconscious knowledge
Background


Visual perception of words

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Skilled readers rely on their brain's 'visual dictionary' to recognize words
  2. November 15, 2011 - Brain stores words in visual dictionary
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - The kindness of strangers: Caring, trust linked to genetic variation
  2. November 14, 2011 - Single gene can make you appear kinder
  3. November 15, 2011 - Strangers can spot 'kindness' gene: study
Background


Mouse brain connectivity atlas

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Allen Institute for Brain Science launches new atlas, adds new data and tools to others
Background


Depression

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Depression drug disappoints
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Frequent gamers have brain differences, study finds - also here
  2. November 15, 2011 - Finger tapping shows that alcoholics may recruit other brain regions for simple tasks
  3. November 16, 2011 - Study shows left side of brain more active in immoral thinking
  4. November 16, 2011 - Video games link to brain pleasure centre
Background


Cannabinoid receptor and alcohol dependence

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Cannabinoid receptor 1 is linked to dependence on alcohol and other substances
Background


Integrated circuit model of synapse

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - New computer chip models how neurons communicate
Background


Neurogenesis and drug addiction

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - New neurons reduce drug-seeking behaviour
Background


Synapse building and pruning

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Researchers uncover steps in synapse building, pruning
Background


NRXN3 and impulsivity

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Study IDs new genetic links to impulsivity, alcohol problems in men
Background


Wakefulness and orexin cells

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - 3 p.m. slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer
Background


Similarities in mammalian brain development

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Of mice and men, a common cortical connection
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Understanding Schizophrenia
  2. November 17, 2011 - Unraveling how a mutation can lead to psychiatric illness
Background


Synesthesia

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Overactive Neurons May Tangle the Senses
  2. November 17, 2011 - Hyperactive neurons build brains in synaesthesia
  3. November 17, 2011 - Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide
  4. November 17, 2011 - Hyperactive neurons build brains in synaesthesia
  5. November 18, 2011 - Hyperactive Visual Cortex Neurons May Cause Orange 'O's and Purple 'P's
  6. November 18, 2011 - Synaesthesia linked to a hyper-excitable brain
  7. November 18, 2011 - Synaesthesia sends visual cortex crazy
Background


Perception of duration

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - On stretching time
Background


HCN1 channels and spatial map resolution

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Study describes how the brain handles spatial resolution
Background


Perceptual response to nude bodies

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Nudity tunes up the brain
Background


Genetics and behavior

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Twin study offers insight into antisocial behavior
Background


Doorways and forgetting

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows
  2. November 22, 2011 - Ever Enter a Room & Forget Why You Went There? Blame The Doorway
Background


FOXP2 and language

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - 'Language gene' speeds learning
Background


Novel genes and human brain evolution

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - "New" Genes May Have Played a Role in Human Brain Evolution
Background, Background


Critical periods in brain wiring

References:
  1. November 18, 2011 - Neurons in youth
Background


Brain processing of sensory signals

References:
  1. November 20, 2011 - Nerve cells key to making sense of our senses
Background



Health and medicine


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Researchers uncover why the body can't defend against tuberculosis - also here
  2. November 16, 2011 - New TB treatment limits infection while reducing drug resistance
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Researchers confirm new cancer-causing virus - also here
  2. November 14, 2011 - Genetic evaluation should be part of retinoblastoma care
  3. November 14, 2011 - Researchers find potential new leukemia treatment with old antibiotic drug
  4. November 14, 2011 - Glioblastoma multiforme in the Dock
  5. November 14, 2011 - Phase I trial begins using gene therapy and bone marrow stem cells in the treatment of brain cancer
  6. November 14, 2011 - New research gives hope to women with deadliest breast cancer
  7. November 14, 2011 - Suggested link between radon and skin cancer
  8. November 14, 2011 - Scientists defeat hurdle to eradicating inactive multiple myeloma cells
  9. November 14, 2011 - New analytical method enhances the possibility of selecting optimal cancer treatment
  10. November 14, 2011 - Girls with family history of breast disease should avoid alcohol
  11. November 14, 2011 - Antifolates show promise against NSCLC subtype
  12. November 14, 2011 - Smallpox vaccine doubles liver cancer survival time
  13. November 15, 2011 - Stop signal discovered for skin cancer - also here
  14. November 15, 2011 - Alcoholism is linked to higher rates of general and cancer-related deaths
  15. November 15, 2011 - Panel of melanoma mutations opens door to new treatment possibilities
  16. November 15, 2011 - Milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice
  17. November 15, 2011 - Pharmaceutical sciences researchers to publish paper
  18. November 15, 2011 - More lung cancer patients would survive for longer if surgery rates increased
  19. November 15, 2011 - Contraceptive pill associated with increased prostate cancer risk worldwide
  20. November 16, 2011 - Targeted treatment tested as potential cancer cure
  21. November 16, 2011 - New drug combo targets multiple cancers
  22. November 16, 2011 - New model establishes guidelines for earlier cancer detection
  23. November 16, 2011 - Predicting cellular response to paclitaxel in epithelial ovarian cancer
  24. November 16, 2011 - Discovery may help fight late-stage ovarian cancer
  25. November 16, 2011 - Cancer-causing protein strongly tied to hormone resistance in breast cancer
  26. November 16, 2011 - Widespread PFC substances increase risk of breast cancer
  27. November 16, 2011 - Early COPD detection could help lung cancer diagnosis
  28. November 16, 2011 - Denosumab delays development of prostate cancer bone metastasis
  29. November 16, 2011 - Could 'the Pill' raise men's prostate cancer risk?
  30. November 16, 2011 - Microscopic scales weigh up cancer therapies
  31. November 17, 2011 - Researchers discover Achilles' heel in lethal form of prostate cancer - also here
  32. November 17, 2011 - Molecules on branched-polymer surfaces can capture rare tumor cells in blood - also here
  33. November 17, 2011 - New device uses gold nanoparticles to test for lung cancer
  34. November 17, 2011 - New hope for young leukemia patients?
  35. November 17, 2011 - Contraceptive pill linked to prostate cancer
  36. November 18, 2011 - Old drugs find new target for treating brain tumor
  37. November 20, 2011 - Researchers find genetic rearrangements driving 5 to 7 percent of breast cancers
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Team develops new method for producing precursor of neurons, bone, other important tissues from stem cells
  2. November 14, 2011 - World's first stem cell bandage in human clinical trials
  3. November 14, 2011 - Breast-milk stem cells may bypass ethical dilemmas
  4. November 15, 2011 - Researchers uncover mechanism that regulates human pluripotent stem cell metabolism
  5. November 20, 2011 - Recipient's immune system governs stem cell regeneration
Background


Stem cells and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Fetal stem cells from placenta may help maternal heart recover from injury
  2. November 14, 2011 - Post heart attack recovery may not be aided by stem cell injections, but trial demonstrates promise
  3. November 14, 2011 - Results triple researchers' projections with use of adult stem cells for heart failure
  4. November 14, 2011 - Delayed stem cell therapy following heart attack is safe but not effective
  5. November 14, 2011 - Too long after heart attack, bone marrow cells lose effect: study
  6. November 14, 2011 - Cardiac cells 'heal heart damage'
  7. November 14, 2011 - Cardiac stem cells help fix a broken heart
  8. November 14, 2011 - Stem cells may help heart pump more blood after attack
  9. November 15, 2011 - Stem Cells for Heart Function
  10. November 15, 2011 - New heart cells increase by 30 percent after stem cell infusion
  11. November 21, 2011 - Helpful Mouse Fetuses Naturally Send Stem Cells to Mom to Fix Her Damaged Heart
  12. November 21, 2011 - Fetus donates stem cells to heal mother's heart
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Novel, noninvasive measurement a strong predictor for heart failure in general population
  2. November 14, 2011 - Study confirms smoke-free workplaces reduce heart attacks
  3. November 14, 2011 - Female marathoners have less plaque than male counterparts, sedentary women
  4. November 14, 2011 - Anti-clotting drug lowers risks in acute coronary syndrome treatment
  5. November 14, 2011 - Injection lowers cholesterol in preliminary human trial
  6. November 15, 2011 - Niacin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk in stable CV patients
  7. November 15, 2011 - Two statin drugs similarly effective in reversing coronary heart disease
  8. November 15, 2011 - Scarring a necessary evil to prevent further damage after heart attack
  9. November 15, 2011 - New medication increases HDL cholesterol and decreases LDL cholesterol levels
  10. November 15, 2011 - Study evaluates 'normal range' systolic bp levels after ischemic stroke and risk of recurrent stroke
  11. November 15, 2011 - Atherosclerotic plaques' downstream spread linked to low shear stress
  12. November 15, 2011 - Moderate drinking and cardiovascular health: here comes the beer
  13. November 16, 2011 - New study links excessive amounts of vitamin D to onset of atrial fibrillation
  14. November 16, 2011 - TV viewing poses greater risk than computer use for cardiovascular disease
  15. November 16, 2011 - Clot-busting drugs improve diabetic stroke patients' prospects, study reveals
  16. November 16, 2011 - Garlic oil component may form treatment to protect heart
  17. November 16, 2011 - Hormone that controls iron levels may be target for atherosclerosis treatment
  18. November 16, 2011 - New formula developed to reassure patients about low heart attack risk
  19. November 16, 2011 - Women more likely to have 'broken heart syndrome' - also here
  20. November 16, 2011 - Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds - also here
  21. November 17, 2011 - Mitochondria restructuring protein provides new therapeutic target for heart disease
  22. November 18, 2011 - Scientists discover new blood pressure genes
  23. November 18, 2011 - Green tea has small effect on cholesterol
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Gelatin-based nanoparticle treatment may be a more effective clot buster
  2. November 15, 2011 - Busting blood clots with a nanoparticle
  3. November 15, 2011 - New biosensor benefits from melding of carbon nanotubes, DNA
  4. November 16, 2011 - Chemists cram two million nanorods into single cancer cell
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Alzheimer's vaccine triggers brain inflammation when brain amyloid burden is high
  2. November 16, 2011 - New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer's disease
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Future obesity may be predicted at 3.5 years of age
  2. November 16, 2011 - Childhood obesity -- what are the health risks?
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Some tumors contain factors that may block metastasis
  2. November 15, 2011 - Researchers discover key aspect of process that activates breast cancer genes
  3. November 15, 2011 - A new molecular mechanism in breast cancer development
  4. November 15, 2011 - Uncovering a key player in metastasis
  5. November 16, 2011 - Cancer's sweet tooth may be its weak link
  6. November 16, 2011 - Researchers discover how breast cancer spreads to lung
  7. November 17, 2011 - PBX1 identified as a new pioneer factor underlying progression in breast cancer
  8. November 18, 2011 - Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Twin study finds occupational chemical exposure may be linked to Parkinson's risk
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. November 14, 2011 - Georgia Tech Develops Speedy Software Designed to Improve Drug Development - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Hope for more options in couples where one partner is HIV positive
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Contrasting patterns of malaria drug resistance found between humans and mosquitoes
  2. November 17, 2011 - Scientists identify new class of antimalarial compounds
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - New treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 15, 2011 - Molecular link between diabetes and cancer described
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Study: Mycophenolate is superior to azathioprine as treatment for lupus nephritis
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. November 16, 2011 - Psoriasis is associated with impaired HDL function
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Bacteria responsible for common infections may protect themselves by stealing immune molecules
  2. November 17, 2011 - Targeting bacterial gas defenses allow for increased efficacy of numerous antibiotics
  3. November 18, 2011 - New Clues for Improving Antibiotics for Tolerant Bacteria
Background


Mediterranean diet and health

References:
  1. November 17, 2011 - Study affirms 'mediterranean diet' improves heart health
Background


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