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Volume 11, Number 6
February 6, 2012


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

Ocean acidification
LOFAR radio telescope
Global warming
Entanglement and nonlocality
Supernovae
Neutron electric dipole moment
Extrasolar planets
Dark energy and 'repulsive gravity'
Sunspots
Pulsars
Star-forming regions
Assistance to star formation by supermassive black holes
Galaxy evolution
Supernova remnants
Dark matter stars
Stellar fusion reactions
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Milky Way magnetic fields
Supersolidity
Multiferroics

Technology

Graphene
Quantum dots
Carbon nanotubes
Terahertz technology
Quantum computing
Molybdenite integrated circuits
Nanotechnology
Microfluidics
Photovoltaics
DNA nanotechnology
Artificial intelligence
Spin-transfer-torque magnetoresistive random-access memory
Plasmonics
Spintronics
Photonic crystals
Integration of fiber optics and electronics

Life sciences

Evolution of mammalian size
Aneuploidy and adaptation
Transdifferentiation
X chromosomes and evolution rate
Myosins
Glyoxylate scenario for biogenesis
Development of antibiotic resistance
Genetic divergences and exon-intron structure
3D structure of chromosomes
Modeling of F1-ATPase
Bacteriophage maturation
Purine metabolism
Epigenetics and climate change
Circular RNA
Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection mechanism
LSD1 and stem cell differentiation
Resveratrol, phosphodiesterases, and c-AMP
Natural selection and the founder effect
Cell shape control
Lag phase in bacterial growth
Aging and DNA rearrangements
Monocytes and oxidative stress
Transposons
Long-lived proteins
Gene enhancer occupation by transcription factors
Photosynthesis
Dendritic cells, HSP90, and cross-presentation
Dendritic cells, CD74, and cross-presentation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Sleep needs
Sex-relate differences in addictive cravings
Location of Wernicke's area
Olfaction and memory
Sleep regulation in fruit flies
Testosterone and cooperation
Brain processing of spoken language
Autism
Short-term memory
Brain-imaging studies
Slow development of synaptic connections in humans
Depression
Sex-specific behavior and genetics
Epigenetic changes in the prefrontal cortex

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Melatonin receptor mutations and diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Spreading of tau protein in Alzheimer's disease
Drug delivery
Nanobiotechnology
Hepatitis C
Universal influenza vaccine
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
Avian flu
Reduction by massage of inflammation caused by exercise
Diabetes
Aging and cognitive decline
Insulin resistance and brain health
Stem cells
Tuberculosis



Physical sciences


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Ocean acidification already well beyond natural variability
Background, Background


LOFAR radio telescope

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Gigantic Radio Telescope to Search for First Stars and Galaxies - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Earth's energy budget remained out of balance despite unusually low solar activity
  2. January 30, 2012 - The Arctic is already suffering the effects of a dangerous climate change
  3. January 30, 2012 - Nasa study solves case of Earth's 'missing energy'
  4. February 2, 2012 - Northern forests may be losing their ability to trap carbon
  5. February 2, 2012 - NASA Report: Greenhouse Gases, Not Sun, Driving Warming
Background


Entanglement and nonlocality

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Quantum physicists shed new light on relation between entanglement and nonlocality
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Seeing Stellar Explosions with Shallow Water
Background


Neutron electric dipole moment

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Dipole hunt stuck in neutral
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - "Solar Systems" Common Across the Galaxy, NASA Probe Hints
  2. January 31, 2012 - How well can astronomers study exoplanet atmospheres?
  3. February 1, 2012 - Scientists help define structure of exoplanets
  4. February 2, 2012 - Super-Earth spotted in life-friendly zone
  5. February 2, 2012 - New "Super Earth" Found at Right Distance for Life
  6. February 2, 2012 - Newfound Alien Planet is Best Candidate Yet to Support Life, Scientists Say - also here
  7. February 2, 2012 - New super-earth detected within the habitable zone of a nearby star
  8. February 2, 2012 - Super-Earth orbits in habitable zone of cool star
  9. February 2, 2012 - Elements of ExoPlanets
  10. February 2, 2012 - Fomalhaut's giant exoplanet may be small lava world
  11. February 2, 2012 - Triple-star system may host habitable world
  12. February 3, 2012 - New super-Earth detected within the habitable zone of a nearby cool star
  13. February 3, 2012 - Double-Star System Hosts Ancient World
  14. February 3, 2012 - Cool sun could host habitable planet
  15. February 3, 2012 - Fourth 'habitable' planet close to home
  16. February 3, 2012 - Pinball planets get wild, deadly ride
  17. February 3, 2012 - Could a Super-Earth plus Triple Stars Equal Life?
  18. February 6, 2012 - "Ping-Pong" Planets Can Bounce From Star to Star
  19. February 7, 2012 - "Ping-pong" planets bounce between stars
  20. February 8, 2012 - When stars play planetary pinball
Background


Dark energy and 'repulsive gravity'

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 1: In voids)
  2. February 1, 2012 - Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 2: In the quantum vacuum)
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Study finds 'cool' gas may form and strengthen sunspots
  2. January 31, 2012 - How the Sun Get Its Spots: New Theory Proposed for Solar Mystery
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Students discover millisecond pulsar, help in the search for gravitational waves
  2. February 1, 2012 - Baby pulsars spawn universe's most energetic particles
  3. February 2, 2012 - Braking a Dead Star's Wild Spin
  4. February 2, 2012 - Stellar astrophysics explains the behavior of fast rotating neutron stars in binary systems
  5. February 2, 2012 - Dizzyingly Fast-Spinning Stars Slow Down by Flying Apart
  6. February 2, 2012 - Magnetic fields put the brakes on millisecond pulsars
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - A pocket of star formation - also here, here
  2. February 2, 2012 - Spitzer peers through the dust into star nursery
  3. February 3, 2012 - Poetic Nebula
Background


Assistance to star formation by supermassive black holes

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Built by Black Holes?
  2. February 3, 2012 - Do black holes help stars form?
Technical papers:
  1. Triggered star-formation in the inner filament of Centaurus A
Background, Background


Galaxy evolution

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Hubble zooms in on a magnified galaxy - also here
  2. February 3, 2012 - Hubble Captures Giant Lensed Galaxy Arc
  3. February 6, 2012 - Brightest Galaxy Ever Seen With Gravity Lens Shines in Hubble Photo
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Remnant of an explosion with a powerful kick?
Background, Background


Dark matter stars

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Early Universe May Have Abounded With Dark Matter-Powered Stars
Background, Background, Background


Stellar fusion reactions

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Rare Fusion Reactions Probed with Solar Neutrinos
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt - also here
Background


Milky Way magnetic fields

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Scientists chart high-precision map of Milky Way's magnetic fields
Background


Supersolidity

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Searching for a solid that flows like a liquid
Background


Multiferroics

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Optics get magnetic powers
Background



Technology


Graphene

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - New membrane can block helium, yet allow water to flow freely
  2. January 31, 2012 - Microscopy reveals 'atomic antenna' behavior in graphene
  3. February 1, 2012 - Physics team calculates that graphene disks could be complete optical absorbers
  4. February 2, 2012 - Researchers move graphene electronics into 3D
  5. February 2, 2012 - Slow graphene down, speed computers up
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Researchers discover why pure quantum dots and nanorods shine brighter
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Nanotube-based terahertz polarizer nears perfection
  2. January 30, 2012 - Nanotube growth theory experimentally confirmed
  3. January 31, 2012 - Perfect nanotubes shine brightest
  4. February 1, 2012 - Engineers build first sub-10-nm carbon nanotube transistor
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Ultra-fast photodetector and terahertz generator
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - A blind quantum computer's laboratory debut
Background


Molybdenite integrated circuits

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Researchers find molybdenite may be better suited for integrated logic circuits than graphene
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Self-assembling nanorods: Researchers obtain 1-, 2- and 3-D nanorod arrays and networks
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Handheld device for doing blood tests moves closer to medical use
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - 'Fool's gold' is pretty smart for solar cells
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Zinc-finger proteins act as site-specific adapters for DNA-origami structures
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Artificial intelligence: Getting better at the age guessing game
Background


Spin-transfer-torque magnetoresistive random-access memory

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Magnetic random-access memory based on new spin transfer technology achieves higher storage density
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Researchers efficiently couple light from a plane wave into a surface plasmon mode
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Manipulating the texture of magnetism
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - New kind of high-temperature photonic crystal could someday power everything from smartphones to spacecraft
Background


Integration of fiber optics and electronics

References:
  1. February 5, 2012 - Crystalline materials enable high-speed electronic function in optical fibers
  2. February 16, 2012 - Optical fibres with integrated semiconductor junctions developed
Background, Background



Life sciences


Evolution of mammalian size

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Study measures mammalian growth spurt
  2. January 30, 2012 - Speed Limits on the Evolution of Enormousness
  3. January 30, 2012 - Mouse to elephant? Just wait 24 million generations
  4. January 31, 2012 - Getting Big Takes Time... Millions and Millions of Generations, Say Biologists
  5. February 1, 2012 - There and Back Again
  6. February 3, 2012 - Elephants Took 24 Million Generations to Evolve From Mouse-Size
Background


Aneuploidy and adaptation

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress
Background


Transdifferentiation

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Researchers turn skin cells into neural precusors, bypassing stem-cell stage
  2. January 30, 2012 - Skin transformed into brain cells
Background


X chromosomes and evolution rate

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Genetic mutations that boost individual's adaptability have greater chances of getting through to X chromosomes
Background


Myosins

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Detailed picture of how myoV 'walks' along actin tracks
Background


Glyoxylate scenario for biogenesis

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Study proves plausibility of new pathway to life's chemical building blocks
Background


Development of antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Protein study gives fresh impetus in fight against superbugs
  2. January 31, 2012 - A step closer to understanding, averting drug resistance
Background


Genetic divergences and exon-intron structure

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Evolution and the structural divergence of duplicate genes
Background


3D structure of chromosomes

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - High-resolution mapping of the 3D organization of chromosomes
Background


Modeling of F1-ATPase

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Scientists build working model of life's engine
Background


Bacteriophage maturation

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - How a virus puts on its armor
Background


Purine metabolism

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Metabolic errors can spell doom for DNA
Background


Epigenetics and climate change

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Fossil DNA has clues to surviving rapid climate change
Background


Circular RNA

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Circular RNAs more common than previously thought
  2. February 2, 2012 - RNA Chases Its Tail
Background


Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection mechanism

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Bacterial plasmids -- the freeloading and the heavy-lifters -- balance the high price of disease
Background


LSD1 and stem cell differentiation

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Chaos in the cell's command center
Background


Resveratrol, phosphodiesterases, and c-AMP

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Questions hang over red-wine chemical
  2. February 2, 2012 - New study uncovers probable mechanism underlying resveratrol activity
  3. February 2, 2012 - Study Unlocks Secrets of Red Wine Chemical
  4. February 9, 2012 - Potentially important new mechanisms found anti-aging effects of resveratrol
Background, Background


Natural selection and the founder effect

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Castaway Lizards Offer New Look at Evolutionary Processes - also here
Background


Cell shape control

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Small molecules at the cell's membrane enable cell movement
Background


Lag phase in bacterial growth

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Understanding how bacteria come back from the dead
Background


Aging and DNA rearrangements

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Identical twins reveal mechanisms behind aging
Background


Monocytes and oxidative stress

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Human immune cells react sensitively to 'stress'
Background


Transposons

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Parasites or not? Transposable elements in fruit flies - also here
Background


Long-lived proteins

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Discovery of extremely long-lived proteins may provide insight into cell aging - also here
  2. February 8, 2012 - Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging
Background, Background


Gene enhancer occupation by transcription factors

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Occupied genetic switches hold clues to cells' history
Background, Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - Dry conditions spurred advanced photosynthesis
Background


Dendritic cells, HSP90, and cross-presentation

References:
  1. February 3, 2012 - 'Gatekeeper' protein helps immune cells to sound a warning after encountering signs of tumor growth or infection
Background


Dendritic cells, CD74, and cross-presentation

References:
  1. February 5, 2012 - Researchers discover key to immune cell's 'internal guidance' system
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Sleep needs

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Fruit flies thrive without slumber, until food gets low
Background


Sex-relate differences in addictive cravings

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Addicts' cravings have different roots in men and women - also here
Background, Background


Location of Wernicke's area

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Researchers rewrite textbook on location of brain's speech processing center
  2. January 31, 2012 - Scientists shift on brain speech centre - also here
Background


Olfaction and memory

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Initial research into 'Proust Phenomenon' reveals link between memories and smells
Background, Background


Sleep regulation in fruit flies

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Study of fruit fly sleep reveals a genetic basis of insomnia
Background


Testosterone and cooperation

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Testosterone makes us less cooperative and more egocentric, study finds
  2. February 1, 2012 - Testosterone puts ego in driver's seat
Background, Background


Brain processing of spoken language

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Scientists decode brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear
  2. January 31, 2012 - Voicegrams transform brain activity into words
  3. January 31, 2012 - Researchers Decode Words from the Brain's Auditory Activity
  4. January 31, 2012 - A Brain Wave Worth a Thousand Words
  5. January 31, 2012 - Decoding brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear
  6. January 31, 2012 - Science decodes 'internal voices'
  7. January 31, 2012 - Telepathy machine reconstructs speech from brainwaves
  8. February 1, 2012 - What the Brain Hears
  9. February 1, 2012 - Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words
  10. February 1, 2012 - Researchers tune into what brain hears
Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Gene mutation in autism found to cause hyperconnectivity in brain's hearing center
  2. January 31, 2012 - University of Leicester researchers lead on new autism study published today
Background


Short-term memory

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Short-term memory is based on synchronized brain oscillations
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Why you think your team is the best
  2. February 1, 2012 - Imaging study shows how humor activates kids' brain regions
  3. February 2, 2012 - Primed for Addiction?
  4. February 2, 2012 - Addicts and siblings share brain features
  5. February 2, 2012 - Brains of addicts are inherently abnormal: study
  6. February 3, 2012 - Hearing metaphors activates brain regions involved in sensory experience
  7. February 5, 2012 - Clint Eastwood helps reveal secrets of brain evolution
Background


Slow development of synaptic connections in humans

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Human Brains Wire Up Slowly but Surely
  2. February 1, 2012 - Extended synaptic development may explain our cognitive edge over other primates
Background


Depression

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Blood test accurately distinguishes depressed patients from healthy controls
Background


Sex-specific behavior and genetics

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Sex, Deconstructed
  2. February 2, 2012 - Sex-specific behaviors traced to hormone-controlled genes in the brain - also here
Background


Epigenetic changes in the prefrontal cortex

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - Gene regulator in brain's executive hub tracked across lifespan
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Researchers discover the processes leading to acute myeloid leukemia
  2. January 30, 2012 - Inherited risk factors for childhood leukemia are more common in Hispanic patients
  3. January 30, 2012 - Four-week vaccination regimen knocks out early breast cancer tumors, researchers find
  4. January 30, 2012 - Alcohol consumption and risk of colon cancer in people with a family history of such cancer
  5. January 30, 2012 - Barrett's patients who smoke twice as likely to develop oesophageal cancer
  6. January 30, 2012 - Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children
  7. January 30, 2012 - Jak of all trades? Not of leukaemia therapy
  8. January 30, 2012 - Collaborative research sheds light on new cancer stem cell therapies
  9. January 30, 2012 - US approves new drug for common skin cancer - also here
  10. January 30, 2012 - FDA approves Roche skin cancer drug Erivedge
  11. January 31, 2012 - Flexible sigmoidoscopy shown to increase detection of colorectal cancer
  12. January 31, 2012 - Study defines a new genetic subtype of lung cancer
  13. January 31, 2012 - Gene linked to pancreatic cancer growth, study finds
  14. January 31, 2012 - New target for cancer therapy identified, preclinical study shows
  15. January 31, 2012 - Study finds prostate size may help predict cancer severity
  16. January 31, 2012 - Genentech drug to fight common skin cancer gets OK
  17. February 1, 2012 - Vigorous exercise linked to gene activity in prostate
  18. February 1, 2012 - A thought-provoking new therapeutic target for brain cancer?
  19. February 1, 2012 - FDA approves new skin cancer drug
  20. February 1, 2012 - Prostate cancer risk halved for subfertile men
  21. February 1, 2012 - New drug extends survival in patients with drug-resistant prostate cancer
  22. February 1, 2012 - Study questions proton therapy for prostate cancer - also here
  23. February 2, 2012 - Scientists demonstrate effective new 'biopsy in a blood test' to detect cancer
  24. February 2, 2012 - Combination drug therapy urged to battle lung cancer
  25. February 2, 2012 - New research confirms need for lung cancer testing
  26. February 2, 2012 - Balancing oxaliplatin dose with neurological side effects in metastatic colon cancer
  27. February 2, 2012 - Investigational urine test can predict high-risk prostate cancer in men who chose 'watchful waiting'
  28. February 2, 2012 - Scientists find molecular switch that allows melanoma to resist therapy
  29. February 2, 2012 - A new screening method for prostate cancer
  30. February 2, 2012 - A silver bullet to beat cancer?
  31. February 2, 2012 - Tomato nutrient may intercept cancer growth
  32. February 3, 2012 - Regular use of vitamin and mineral supplements could reduce the risk of colon cancer: study
  33. February 3, 2012 - Soy isoflavone supplements did not provide breast cancer protections
  34. February 3, 2012 - New technology to tackle treatment-resistant cancers
  35. February 3, 2012 - Lifestyle changes can help prevent 30 of cancers: WHO
  36. February 3, 2012 - Study explores possible 'safe and effective' anti-cancer therapy
  37. February 3, 2012 - Targeting tumors may help stop spread of breast, other cancers
  38. February 3, 2012 - Silver packs a punch as chemotherapy drug
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Defects in the packaging of genetic material in malignant brain tumors - also here
  2. January 30, 2012 - In lab, Pannexin1 restores tight binding of cells that is lost in cancer
  3. January 30, 2012 - New method to manage stress responses for more successful tumor removal
Background


Melatonin receptor mutations and diabetes

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - Biological time-keeper linked to diabetes
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 30, 2012 - ESC cardiologists 'intrigued' by novel approach to heart failure
  2. January 30, 2012 - Alcohol and your heart: Friend or foe?
  3. January 30, 2012 - MS drug prevented fatal heart condition in lab study
  4. January 30, 2012 - Study puts the squeeze on vascular disease
  5. January 31, 2012 - Heart failure is associated with loss of brain cells and a decline in mental processes
  6. January 31, 2012 - New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events
  7. February 1, 2012 - Potatoes lower blood pressure in people with obesity and hypertension without increasing weight
  8. February 1, 2012 - Severe, rapid memory loss linked to future, fatal strokes
  9. February 2, 2012 - High triglyceride levels found to predict stroke in older women
  10. February 2, 2012 - Elevated glucose associated with undetected heart damage
  11. February 2, 2012 - The effect of occasional binge drinking on heart disease and mortality among moderate drinkers
  12. February 2, 2012 - Erratic heart rhythm may account for some unexplained strokes
  13. February 2, 2012 - Rivaroxaban has less risk of brain bleeding in patients at high risk for stroke
  14. February 2, 2012 - Anemia may more than triple your risk of dying after a stroke
  15. February 2, 2012 - Emotional grief could lead to heart attack
  16. February 3, 2012 - Warfarin and aspirin are similar in heart failure treatment
  17. February 3, 2012 - Clopidogrel with aspirin doesn't prevent more small strokes, may increase risk of bleeding, death
  18. February 3, 2012 - Depression link to heart disease not affected by medication
  19. February 5, 2012 - Genetic variant increases risk of common type stroke
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - A New Target in Fighting Brain Disease: Metals
  2. February 1, 2012 - Same genes linked to early- and late-onset Alzheimer's disease
  3. February 1, 2012 - Study of Alzheimer's-related protein in healthy adults may shed light on earliest signs of disease
  4. February 2, 2012 - Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study - also here
  5. February 2, 2012 - Untangling the mysteries of Alzheimer's
  6. February 2, 2012 - Specific genes known to be one of the causes of a rare type of Alzheimer's, which runs in families, are unlikely to contribute to the more common form of the disease, University scientists have uncovered.
  7. February 3, 2012 - How to tell apart the forgetful from those at risk of Alzheimer's disease
Background


Spreading of tau protein in Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Study Shows Alzheimer's Disease May Spread by 'Jumping' from One Brain Region to Another - also here, here
  2. February 1, 2012 - Study gives new clues on how Alzheimer's spreads
  3. February 1, 2012 - Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer's
  4. February 1, 2012 - Study gives new clues on how Alzheimer's spreads
  5. February 2, 2012 - Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection
  6. February 2, 2012 - Alzheimer's Disease Protein Spreads Through Neurons in Mice - also here, here
  7. February 2, 2012 - US study finds Alzheimer's spreads like infection
  8. February 2, 2012 - Alzheimer's disease "jumps" across brain cells to spread
  9. February 3, 2012 - Alzheimer's Spreads Like a Virus From Neuron to Neuron, Studies Show
  10. February 3, 2012 - Why two new studies represent important breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research
Technical papers:
  1. Trans-Synaptic Spread of Tau Pathology In Vivo
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Researchers develop novel drug delivery system
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - 'Russian doll' polymer vesicles mimic cell structure
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Researchers indentify a cell-permeable peptide that inhibits hepatitis C
Background


Universal influenza vaccine

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Researchers identify key peptides that could lead to a universal vaccine for influenza
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Study: Stressed kids more likely to become obese
  2. February 1, 2012 - Obesity reduces the size of your brain
  3. February 5, 2012 - Straight from the gut: Microbes can cause obesity
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Researchers visualize the development of Parkinson's cells
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 31, 2012 - Bird flu leaves tracks in brain
Background


Reduction by massage of inflammation caused by exercise

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Massage's Mystery Mechanism Unmasked
  2. February 1, 2012 - Muscle massage may speed healing
  3. February 1, 2012 - Massage reduces inflammation in muscles
  4. February 1, 2012 - Study shows massage reduces inflammation following strenuous exercise
  5. February 3, 2012 - Massage Doesn't Just Feel Good - It Changes Gene Expression and Reduces Inflammation
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Seasonal changes may influence the efficacy of vaccination against diabetes
  2. February 1, 2012 - Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory function by improving brain energy metabolism
  3. February 2, 2012 - Intermittent exercise improves blood glucose control for diabetics
  4. February 3, 2012 - Kids heading for diabetes could change their future
  5. February 3, 2012 - Diet high in processed meat linked to increased diabetes risk in populations with high diabetes rate
Background


Aging and cognitive decline

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Why the brain is more reluctant to function as we age
Background


Insulin resistance and brain health

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Insulin resistance linked to brain health in elderly
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 1, 2012 - Stem cells could drive hepatitis research forward
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 2, 2012 - 'Goldilocks' gene could determine best treatment for tuberculosis patients
Background


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