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Volume 11, Number 7
February 13, 2012


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

Extrasolar planets
Planetary tilt and chances for life
Macroscopic quantum effects
Possible dwarf satellite galaxies
Water on Mars
Black hole jets
Black hole tidal disruption of star, J1644+57
Global warming
Higgs boson
Modeling solar storms
Galaxy interactions
Star-forming regions
Flares from Sagittarius A*
Solar proton-electron-proton reaction
Plate tectonics
Solar flares
Laser Relativity Satellite
Earthquakes
Active galaxies and star formation
Gravitational lensing by galaxies with supermassive black holes
Axion dark matter and the lithium anomaly
Planet formation
Quark-gluon plasma
Formation of star clusters in galaxy mergers
Black holes

Technology

Plasmonics
Graphene
Superconductivity
Laser-induced magnetic memory bit switching
Controlled fusion
DNA computing
Photovoltaics
Lasers
Carbon nanotubes
Microfluidics
Quantum computing
Slow light
Hydrogen production

Life sciences

Exercise and stem cells
MHC proteins and antagonistic co-evolution
Otavia antiqua
Enzyme catalysis
Self-reactive CD4 T cells
Brown fat metabolism
MicroRNA in heart tissue
Archaea
Denisovans
Gene imprinting
Neanderthals
Modeling microbial dynamics
Molecular pathways of biological clock
Rapid evolution
Critical transitions in biological systems
Sequence matching in DNA repair
Childhood environment and immune system regulation
Heritable epigenetic changes
IL-33 and cytotoxic T cells
Embryonic development
Bacterial secretion system
IFN-λ, CD8+ T cells, and immune response
Peroxisomes
DNA repair
RNA editing
Mitosis
Telomeres

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Theory of mind in chimpanzees
Visual working memory
Brain-imaging studies
Psychostimulants and motor activity
Perception of distance and motion
Autism
The entorhinal cortex and memory
Synaptic plasticity and feeding behavior
Dopamine and nicotine withdrawal
Alcohol and creativity
Programming of neuron wiring
Long-term memory
Synesthesia

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Diabetes
Cancer
Dementia
Cardiovascular disease
Parkinson's disease
Cancer biology
Tuberculosis
Obesity
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology
Prions
Antibiotic resistance
Tissue engineering
AIDS
Inflammatory disease



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Astronomers Use Kepler Spacecraft to Search for Exomoons
  2. February 8, 2012 - New planet may support liquid water
  3. February 9, 2012 - Tidal forces could squeeze out planetary water
  4. February 10, 2012 - Two Earth-Size Planets Born of Battered "Jupiter"?
  5. February 10, 2012 - Watery Alien Planets Might Be Stripped Dry by Gravity
Background


Planetary tilt and chances for life

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - High planetary tilt lowers odds for life?
Background


Macroscopic quantum effects

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - A quantum connection between light and motion
Background


Possible dwarf satellite galaxies

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Hidden Galaxies May Swarm Near Our Own Milky Way
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Signs of Ancient Ocean on Mars Spotted by European Spacecraft
  2. February 7, 2012 - Mars Express radar gives strong evidence for former Mars ocean - also here, here
  3. February 7, 2012 - Has Mars Express MARSIS data proved that Mars once had a northern ocean?
  4. February 8, 2012 - Orbiter discovers evidence of primordial ocean on Mars
  5. February 10, 2012 - New Evidence for Ancient Martian Ocean
  6. February 13, 2012 - Sounding Radar Buoys Evidence Mars Once Had an Ocean
Background


Black hole jets

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - The Spin's the Thing
Background, Background


Black hole tidal disruption of star, J1644+57

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Tidal Disruption of a Star
Technical papers:
  1. Observing Lense-Thirring Precession in Tidal Disruption Flares
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Tree rings show extreme weather on the rise
  2. February 7, 2012 - Quantifying climate impacts: New comprehensive model comparison launched
  3. February 8, 2012 - Study shows global glaciers, ice caps, shedding billions of tons of mass annually
  4. February 9, 2012 - 2C warming goal now 'optimistic' - French scientists
  5. February 9, 2012 - Himalaya melt not so fast after all
  6. February 9, 2011 - Himalayas not losing much ice, but sea levels still rising
  7. February 10, 2012 - Probing a link from Sahara dust to climate change
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Higgs search papers submitted for publication
  2. February 7, 2012 - Higgs signal gains strength - also here, here
  3. February 8, 2012 - Hints of the Higgs - papers are submitted
  4. February 9, 2011 - What the latest LHC revelations say about the Higgs
Background


Modeling solar storms

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Researchers harness supercomputers to understand solar storm, magnetosphere
Background


Galaxy interactions

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Astronomy team that includes UCLA finance professor discovers nearby dwarf galaxy - also here
  2. February 8, 2012 - New images capture 'stealth merger' of dwarf galaxies - also here
  3. February 8, 2012 - Small Twisted Galaxy Warped by Galactic 'Stealth Merger'
  4. February 8, 2012 - The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs
  5. February 9, 2012 - New galaxy caught in close encounter
  6. February 10, 2012 - Stealth Merger
  7. February 10, 2012 - Dwarf Galaxy Found Secretly Feasting on Smaller Dwarf
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Telescope Reveals Tiny Stars Hidden in Nursery of Giants
  2. February 8, 2012 - VLT takes most detailed infrared image of the Carina Nebula - also here
  3. February 8, 2012 - Hidden Secrets of Majestic Nebula Revealed in New Photo
  4. February 8, 2012 - Clearing the dust in the Carina Nebula
  5. February 8, 2012 - Carina Nebula revealed in all its glory
  6. February 10, 2012 - Star Cradle
Background


Flares from Sagittarius A*

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Black Hole Eats Asteroids, Burps Out X-Rays
  2. February 8, 2012 - Chandra finds Milky Way's black hole grazing on asteroids
  3. February 9, 2012 - Black Hole in Milky Way Seen Snacking on Asteroids?
  4. February 13, 2012 - Asteroids cause black hole's X-ray hiccups
Background, Background


Solar proton-electron-proton reaction

References:
  1. February 8, 2010 - Proposed type of solar neutrino spotted
  2. February 9, 2012 - Borexino Collaboration succeeds in spotting pep neutrinos emitted from the sun
  3. February 9, 2012 - Neutrinos point to rare stellar fusion
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Supercontinent Amasia to take North Pole position
  2. February 8, 2012 - Meet 'Amasia,' the Next Supercontinent
  3. February 8, 2012 - Asia and Americas on Course for Arctic Collision
  4. February 8, 2012 - Amasia: As next supercontinent forms, Arctic Ocean, Caribbean will vanish first - also here
  5. February 8, 2012 - How supercontinents are born
  6. February 9, 2012 - 'Amasia' is next supercontinent in the north
  7. February 9, 2012 - Study: Americas + Europe + Asia Will Form Amasia, a Supercontinent in the Arctic
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Large X-class flare erupts on the Sun
Background


Laser Relativity Satellite

References:
  1. February 8, 2011 - LARES 'mirror ball' sat will test Einstein's theory
  2. February 13, 2012 - European "Disco Ball" Probe to Test Einstein's Relativity
  3. February 14, 2012 - New Italian Satellite Puts Einstein To The Test
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - 3-D Laser Map Shows Earthquake Zone Before and After
  2. February 9, 2012 - Researchers create 3-D laser maps that show how earthquake changes landscape
  3. February 10, 2012 - Amazing 'before and after' pictures of earthquake zone revealed by LiDAR laser scan
Background


Active galaxies and star formation

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Black holes and star formation
Background, Background


Gravitational lensing by galaxies with supermassive black holes

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Distorting the lens
Background


Axion dark matter and the lithium anomaly

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - And Then There Was One
  2. February 13, 2012 - Axions could solve lithium problem
  3. February 23, 2012 - Blame dark matter underdog for mystery missing lithium
  4. February 24, 2012 - Astrophysicist team suggests axions could explain dearth of lithium-7 in dark matter theory
Technical papers:
  1. Axion Dark Matter and Cosmological Parameters
Background, Background, Background, Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Putting the squeeze on planets outside our solar system
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Measurements from high-energy collisions lead to better understanding of why meson particles disappear
Background


Formation of star clusters in galaxy mergers

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - The turbulent birth of super star clusters in galaxy mergers
Background, Background


Black holes

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - A-List black hole gets a face
Background



Technology


Plasmonics

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Harnessing plasmonics, engineers weld nanowires with light
  2. February 9, 2012 - 'Dark plasmons' transmit energy
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Vertical graphene transistor avoids leakage
  2. February 9, 2012 - New technology platform for molecule-based electronics
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Pairing with Spin Fluctuations
  2. February 8, 2012 - Unusual 'collapsing' iron superconductor sets record for its class
Background


Laser-induced magnetic memory bit switching

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Hot Idea for a Faster Hard Drive
  2. February 7, 2012 - Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough
  3. February 7, 2011 - Heated hard drives could be super-quick
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Lasers plus a crushing magnetic field may make fusion more efficient
  2. February 8, 2012 - Dutch team has solution for troubled ITER nuclear fusion reactor
Background


DNA computing

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Nanoshell whispering galleries improve thin solar panels
  2. February 8, 2012 - New kind of solar cell could capture significantly more energy than current cells
  3. February 8, 2012 - Solar start-ups set new efficiency records
Background


Lasers

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Physicists build highly efficient 'no-waste' laser
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - 'Shish kebab' structure provides improved form of 'buckypaper'
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - 'Cell assay on a chip': solid results from simple means
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Quantum physicist explains $100K offer for proof scaled-up quantum computing is impossible
Background


Slow light

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Physicists create new slow-light technique
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Hydrogen from acidic water: Researchers develop potential low cost alternative to platinum for splitting water
Background



Life sciences


Exercise and stem cells

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle - also here
Background


MHC proteins and antagonistic co-evolution

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Why Bad Immunity Genes Survive - also here
  2. February 8, 2012 - Why We Can't Get Rid of Disease-Causing Genes
  3. February 13, 2012 - Why We Can't Just Get Rid of the Genes That Let Us Get Infected
Background


Otavia antiqua

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Namibia sponge fossils are world's first animals: study
  2. February 7, 2012 - Oldest Animal Discovered - Earliest Ancestor of Us All?
  3. February 9, 2012 - Digging up the past
Background


Enzyme catalysis

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Quantum biology and Ockham's razor
Background, Background


Self-reactive CD4 T cells

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - How autoreactive T cells slip through the cracks
Background


Brown fat metabolism

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism
Background


MicroRNA in heart tissue

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Looking at the micro could mend broken hearts
Background, Background


Archaea

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Plucking a Strand of Genetic Insight From the Sea - also here
Background


Denisovans

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Entire genome of extinct human reconstructed
  2. February 7, 2012 - Extinct Genome From Fossil Finger Posted Online
  3. February 7, 2012 - Genome of extinct human relative placed on Amazon web services
  4. February 7, 2012 - Entire genome of extinct human decoded from fossil - also here
  5. February 8, 2012 - Complete Denisovan genome offers glimpse of ancient variation
Background


Gene imprinting

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Without second wave of brown fat, young mice can't live without mama
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Neanderthal demise due to many influences, including cultural changes: study
  2. February 10, 2011 - First Neanderthal cave paintings discovered in Spain
Background


Modeling microbial dynamics

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Modeling microbes to manage carbon dioxide
Background, Background


Molecular pathways of biological clock

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Molecular path from internal clock to cells controlling rest and activity revealed in new study
Background


Rapid evolution

References:
  1. February 8, 2010 - Classic sooty-moth tale bolstered by new results
  2. February 9, 2012 - Peppered Moths Re-examined
Background


Critical transitions in biological systems

References:
  1. February 8, 2010 - Numbers warn of looming collapses
Background, Background


Sequence matching in DNA repair

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - How DNA finds its match - also here
Technical papers:
  1. Single-molecule imaging of DNA pairing by RecA reveals a three-dimensional homology search
Background


Childhood environment and immune system regulation

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Growing up on a farm directly affects regulation of the immune system
Background


Heritable epigenetic changes

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - With the tweak of a gene, we could transform our looks in a few generations
Background


IL-33 and cytotoxic T cells

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - 'Danger Signals' From Dying Cells Jolt Immune System Into Action
  2. February 9, 2012 - Cell death unleashes full force of human antiviral system
Background


Embryonic development

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Cell Change Up
Background


Bacterial secretion system

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Decoding the molecular machine behind E. coli and cholera
Background


IFN-λ, CD8+ T cells, and immune response

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Secrets of immune response illuminated in new study
Background


Peroxisomes

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Researchers discover new coherence in enzyme transport
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - New understanding of DNA repair could eventually lead to cancer therapy
Background


RNA editing

References:
  1. February 12, 2012 - Researchers find extensive RNA editing in human transcriptome
Background


Mitosis

References:
  1. February 12, 2012 - A mitosis mystery solved: How chromosomes align perfectly in a dividing cell
Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. February 12, 2012 - The proteins ensuring genome protection
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Theory of mind in chimpanzees

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Chimps lend a hand
  2. February 7, 2012 - Study shows chimps able to understand needs of others
Background


Visual working memory

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Visual working memory not as specialized in the brain as visual encoding, study finds
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others
  2. February 6, 2012 - Research team takes new approach to studying differences between human and monkey brains
  3. February 7, 2012 - Metaphors Make Brains Touchy Feely
  4. February 8, 2012 - 'Explorers,' who embrace the uncertainty of choices, use specific part of cortex
Background


Psychostimulants and motor activity

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Mechanism of calming hyperactivity by psychostimulant drugs identified
Background


Perception of distance and motion

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - The brain's quick interceptions help you navigate the world
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - In autism, gene findings may help explain biology, guide drug discovery
  2. February 9, 2012 - Further support for a role of synaptic proteins in autism spectrum disorders
  3. February 10, 2012 - Both maternal and paternal age linked to autism
Background


The entorhinal cortex and memory

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Scientists strengthen memory by stimulating key site in brain
  2. February 9, 2012 - Study finds jolt to the brain boosts memory
Background


Synaptic plasticity and feeding behavior

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Scientists delve into the brain roots of hunger and eating
Background, Background


Dopamine and nicotine withdrawal

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Low dopamine levels during withdrawal promote relapse to smoking
Background


Alcohol and creativity

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Vodka delivers shot of creativity
Background


Programming of neuron wiring

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Complex wiring of the nervous system may rely on a just a handful of genes and proteins
Background


Long-term memory

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Team isolates nerve cells involved in storing long term memory and gene proteins associated with them
Background


Synesthesia

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Seeing colors in music, tasting flavors in shapes may happen in life's early months - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Mysteries of Alzheimer's Slowly Yielding to New Research
  2. February 6, 2012 - Blurry line in diagnosing early Alzheimer's: study
  3. February 8, 2012 - Scientists uncover new clues in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
  4. February 9, 2012 - Cancer drug may have Alzheimer's benefits
  5. February 9, 2012 - Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms Reversed in Mice
  6. February 9, 2012 - FDA-approved drug rapidly clears amyloid from the brain, reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice
  7. February 9, 2012 - New target for Alzheimer's drugs
  8. February 10, 2011 - Cancer drug reverses Alzheimer's in mice
  9. February 13, 2012 - Cancer Drug Today, Alzheimer's Drug Tomorrow? Hopeful Results in Mouse Study
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - New study makes key finding in stem cell self-renewal
  2. February 6, 2012 - Neurons from stem cells could replace mice in botulinum test
  3. February 6, 2012 - Researchers develop method of directing stem cells to increase bone formation and bone strength
  4. February 7, 2012 - Brain cells created from patients' skin cells
  5. February 8, 2012 - US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss
  6. February 10, 2012 - Cure of ADPKD by selection for spontaneous genetic repair events in Pkd1-mutated iPS cells
  7. February 10, 2012 - Neurologic improvement detected in rats receiving stem cell transplant
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - ACP recommends metformin to treat type 2 diabetes based on CE analysis of oral medications
  2. February 6, 2012 - Metabolic 'breathalyzer' reveals early signs of disease
  3. February 7, 2012 - Researchers pave the way for improving treatment for Type 2 diabetes
  4. February 9, 2012 - BPA fosters diabetes-promoting changes
  5. February 9, 2012 - Genetic risks for type 2 diabetes span multiple ethnicities
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - PET techniques provide more accurate diagnosis, prognosis in challenging breast cancer cases
  2. February 6, 2012 - Discovery predicts patient sensitivity to important drug target in deadly brain cancer
  3. February 6, 2012 - Study identifies new prostate cancer drug target
  4. February 6, 2012 - Drugs targeting chromosomal instability may fight a particular breast cancer subtype
  5. February 6, 2012 - Women born to older mothers have a higher risk of developing breast cancer
  6. February 6, 2012 - Zinc control could be path to breast cancer treatment
  7. February 7, 2012 - Risk of death from breast cancer higher among older patients
  8. February 7, 2012 - Metabolic profiles essential for personalizing cancer therapy
  9. February 7, 2012 - New therapy combination prolongs survival in dogs with lymphoma
  10. February 7, 2012 - CD97 gene expression and function correlate with WT1 protein expression and glioma invasiveness
  11. February 8, 2012 - Fasting Heightens Chemotherapy Benefits
  12. February 8, 2012 - Fasting Might Boost Chemo's Cancer-Busting Properties
  13. February 8, 2012 - Short fasting cycles work as well as chemotherapy in mice
  14. February 8, 2012 - Using the body's own immune system in the fight against cancer
  15. February 8, 2012 - ASTRO develops brain metastases guideline
  16. February 8, 2012 - Heart disease may be a risk factor for prostate cancer
  17. February 8, 2012 - Breakthrough in the development of a diagnostic test for oesophageal cancer
  18. February 9, 2012 - Cell biologists describes mechanism by which some people may be more susceptible to colon cancer
  19. February 9, 2012 - First prospective clinical trial of adaptive radiotherapy for head and neck cancer patients
  20. February 9, 2012 - Researchers find important 'target' playing role in tobacco-related lung cancers
  21. February 9, 2012 - Lessening the impact of cancer-causing hormones
  22. February 9, 2012 - Childhood leukaemia study points to smoking fathers
  23. February 9, 2012 - Women who eat fish have lower colon polyp risk
  24. February 9, 2012 - Mice study shows fasting weakens cancer
  25. February 10, 2012 - SLAC, Stanford team focuses on high-energy electrons to treat cancer
  26. February 10, 2012 - Molecular profiling reveals differences between primary and recurrent ovarian cancers
  27. February 10, 2012 - Curry spice component may help slow prostate tumor growth
  28. February 10, 2012 - Metastatic breast cancer hitches a free ride from the immune system
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Revised criteria could reclassify many with mild Alzheimer dementia
  2. February 6, 2012 - Smoking associated with more rapid cognitive decline in men
  3. February 6, 2012 - Cognitive problems common among non-demented elderly
  4. February 7, 2012 - Mild cognitive impairment is associated with disability and neuropsychiatric symptoms
  5. February 12, 2012 - Overeating may double risk of memory loss
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 6, 2012 - Low levels of lipid antibodies increase complications following heart attack
  2. February 6, 2012 - Dark chocolate and red wine are the heart-healthy food, drink of love
  3. February 9, 2012 - Study shows fainting factor in cardiac arrests
  4. February 9, 2012 - Improving fitness, preventing fat gain key in protecting heart
  5. February 9, 2012 - Commonly used vitamin could help produce 'good' cholesterol, researchers find
  6. February 9, 2012 - Presdisposition to common heart disease 'passed on from father to son'
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Researchers increase understanding of gene's potentially protective role in Parkinson's
  2. February 7, 2012 - Parkinson's disease: Study of live human neurons reveals the disease's genetic origins
  3. February 8, 2012 - Genetic Parkinson's disease brain cells made in lab
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Researchers find ovarian cancer risk related to inherited inflammation genes - also here
  2. February 7, 2012 - How early breast tumors become deadly: A small group of molecules might hold the answer
  3. February 7, 2012 - Scientists use an old theory to discover new targets in the fight against breast cancer
  4. February 8, 2012 - Cancer's First Step
  5. February 9, 2012 - Physics research suggests new pathways for cancer progression
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Treatment for tuberculosis can be guided by patients' genetics
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 7, 2012 - Brain mechanisms link foods to rising obesity rates
  2. February 7, 2012 - Calories, not protein or carbs, are key to weight loss for people with diabetes
  3. February 8, 2012 - Anti-obesity drugs with a modified lifestyle helps weight loss -- new study
  4. February 8, 2012 - Breastfeeding can reduce risk of childhood obesity
  5. February 9, 2012 - Obesity is associated with altered brain function
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 8, 2012 - Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Both Eyes
  2. February 8, 2012 - Gene therapy for inherited blindness succeeds in patients' other eye
  3. February 9, 2012 - Researchers develop gene therapy to boost brain repair for demyelinating diseases
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Nanotube Therapy Takes Aim at Breast Cancer Stem Cells - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Scientists identify most lethal known species of prion protein
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Scientists sound alarm over threat of untreatable gonorrhea in United States
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. February 9, 2012 - Step towards creating intestine transplant using patient's own cells
  2. February 10, 2012 - Researchers develop new method for creating tissue engineering scaffolds
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Unpicking HIV's invisibility cloak
  2. February 12, 2012 - Findings show how some cells protect themselves against HIV
Background


Inflammatory disease

References:
  1. February 10, 2012 - Drug halts organ damage in inflammatory genetic disorder
Background


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