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Volume 11, Number 10
March 5, 2012


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

Global warming
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Type Ia supernovae
Extrasolar planets
Ultra-fast outflows from supermassive black holes
Presciribing scalar curvature
Cosmic inflation
Quantum information
Pulsars
Solar activity
Galaxy formation
Majorana fermions
Planet formation
Ocean circulation and climate
Earthshine and extrasolar planets
CP symmetry violation
Investigating the cosmological constant with Bose-Einstein condensates
Earthquakes
Plate tectonics
Star formation
Atomtronics
Ocean acidification
Europa
Neutrino research
Dark matter
Neutron stars

Technology

Spintronics
Photovoltaics
Optical memory
Quantum dots
Microfluidics
Quantum computing
Supercomputing
Fuel cells
DNA nanotechnology
High-speed networking
Graphene
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Evolution of chromatophores
Longevity and telomeres in planaria
Bacterial infectivity
Bacterial secretion system
DNA damage detection
Neutrophils and IL-8
Autophagy and SNX18
Evolution
Phosphorylation and lysine acetylation in bacterial proteins
TMED7 and immune response control
Neanderthals
Resident memory T cells
Insect metamorphosis
Epigenetics and evolution
Small tandem target mimic RNA
Bacterial chemoreceptors
Spermatozoal mRNA transcriptome
B cells, macrophages, and innate immunity
RNA polymerase enzymes
Bacterial communication by contact
E. coli infectivity
Telomere damage, stress, and aging
Epigenetic inheritance
REST and neuronal development
CG islands, R-loops, and DNA methylation
Autoantibodies

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Decision making
Social class and ethics
Childhood stress, epigenetics, and psychiatric disorders
Metacognition
Autism
IGF2 methylation and cerebellum weight
Interconnection of cerebral sensory areas
Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons and metabolism
Brain-imaging studies
Depression, D-serine, and memory
Depression
THC, astrocytes, and memory
Evolution and depression
Caffeine and sleep disturbance
Serotonin, default mode network, and depression
Aging and sleep quality

Health and medicine

Diabetes
RNAi drug delivery
Malaria
Omega-3 deficiency and dementia
Cancer
Metabolic syndrome
Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease and dementia
Universal influenza vaccine
Multiple sclerosis
Drug development
Protective effect of excess fat in older people
Adipose tissue and exercise
Stem cells
Nanobiotechnology
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Lupus
Natural killer T cells, monocyte, and lung damage from influenza
Cancer biology
Gene therapy
Dementia
Hepatitis C
Antibiotics
Sleep deprivation, stress, and inflammation
Avian flu
Tissue engineering
Parkinson's disease



Physical sciences


Global warming

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Melting sea ice could trigger colder winters
  2. February 27, 2012 - Less sea ice brings more snow
  3. February 27, 2012 - Study: Less Arctic ice means more U.S. snow
  4. February 27, 2012 - Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Snowier Winters?
  5. February 27, 2012 - Study: Arctic sea ice decline may be driving snowy winters seen in recent years
  6. February 29, 2012 - Study finds thickest parts of Arctic ice cap melting faster
  7. March 1, 2012 - Key ocean currents warming at accelerated rate
Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Timing glitches dog neutrino claim
Background


Type Ia supernovae

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Explaining the explosion: rate of white dwarf mergers matches frequency of type Ia supernova
  2. February 28, 2012 - On the origins of Type Ia supernova - also here
  3. March 1, 2012 - Important Clue Uncovered for the Origins of a Type of Supernovae Explosion
  4. March 6, 2012 - New Fuel for Type Ia Supernova Debate
  5. March 13, 2012 - Predicting "Cosmic Fireworks" From Our Own Backyard
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Blustery Exoplanet Charted in 2-D for First Time
  2. March 2, 2012 - More Than 1,000 Potential New Planets Found
  3. March 2, 2012 - Possible Water in the Atmosphere of a Super-Earth
Background


Ultra-fast outflows from supermassive black holes

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Ultra-fast outflows help monster black holes shape their galaxies
  2. February 28, 2012 - Black Holes' Fast-Moving Gas Clouds May Stifle Star Formation
  3. February 28, 2012 - How monster black holes are kept in check by 220,000,000mph streams of plasma
Background


Presciribing scalar curvature

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Establishing a new scalar curvature flow method
Background


Cosmic inflation

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - In the early universe, rapid expansion or something very weird
  2. February 28, 2012 - Our Baby Universe Likely Expanded Rapidly, Study Suggests
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Protecting entanglement from decoherence and sudden death
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Spinning Star's Vanishing Act Reveals Cosmic Mystery
Background


Solar activity

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Sun Unleashes 5 Solar Eruptions in 2 Days
Background


Galaxy formation

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Dwarf Galaxy Questions Current Galaxy Formation Models
Background


Majorana fermions

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Quest for quirky quantum particles may have struck gold
  2. February 29, 2012 - Peaceable matter-antimatter pairs glimpsed in the lab
  3. March 6, 2012 - A solid case for Majorana fermions
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - New model provides different take on planetary accretion
Background


Ocean circulation and climate

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - A climate window in the Southern Ocean
Background, Background


Earthshine and extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Seeing ourselves in the Moon's mirror
  2. February 29, 2012 - Earthshine holds clues to exoplanet aliens
  3. February 29, 2012 - Astronomers find hints of life on Earth by looking at the Moon
  4. February 29, 2012 - Earthshine Helps in Search for Life on Other Worlds
  5. February 29, 2012 - Aura of life captured in Earthshine
  6. February 29, 2012 - How to rediscover life on Earth by looking at the Moon
  7. February 29, 2012 - Moon's Reflected 'Earthshine' May Aid Search for Alien Life
  8. February 29, 2012 - Earthshine used to test life detection method
  9. February 29, 2012 - Earthshine could help find life on other planets
  10. February 29, 2012 - VLT Rediscovers Life on Earth
  11. March 1, 2012 - Earthshine illuminates the search for E.T.
  12. March 1, 2012 - Astronomers detect signs of life on Earth
Technical papers:
  1. Biosignatures as revealed by spectropolarimetry of Earthshine
Background


CP symmetry violation

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Evidence for Antimatter Anomaly Mounts
  2. February 29, 2012 - New twist in antimatter mystery
  3. March 1, 2012 - Fermilab results add to confidence in explaining less antimatter amounts
Background


Investigating the cosmological constant with Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab
Background, Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Fault's twists may shake up earthquake forecasts
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - When continents collide: A new twist to a 50 million-year-old tale
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Young stars flicker amidst clouds of gas and dust
  2. February 29, 2012 - Fledgling stars flicker in the heart of Orion
  3. March 1, 2012 - Orion Nebula's Young Stars Offer Glimpse of Stellar Puberty
Background


Atomtronics

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Exotic new matter expected in ultracold atoms
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Oceans acidifying at unprecedented speed
  2. March 1, 2012 - Ocean acidification on track to be among the worst of the last 300 million years - also here
  3. March 1, 2012 - Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years
  4. March 1, 2012 - Present ocean acidification rates are unprecedented: research
  5. March 2, 2012 - Acidic shift may be fastest in 300 million years
  6. March 2, 2012 - Oceans Turning Acidic Faster than Past 300 Million Years
  7. March 6, 2012 - In 300 Million Years, Never Has the Ocean Acidified So Fast
Background, Background


Europa

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Acidic Europa may eat away at chances for life
  2. March 1, 2012 - Jupiter Moon's Ocean May Be Too Acidic for Life
Background


Neutrino research

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Daya Bay antineutrino detectors exceed performance goals
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Darkness visible in galactic train wreck
  2. March 2, 2012 - Dark matter core defies explanation
  3. March 2, 2012 - Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in Hubble Image
  4. March 2, 2012 - NASA: Dark matter defies explanation
  5. March 2, 2012 - Mystery deepens around dark core in cosmic collision
  6. March 2, 2012 - Dark matter blob confounds experts
  7. March 2, 2012 - Hubble Spots Mysterious Dark Matter 'Core'
  8. March 4, 2012 - Galactic pile-up leaves behind mysterious dark matter core - also here
  9. March 6, 2012 - Galactic smashup leaves dark matter debris
Background, Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - A model burster: Researchers find the first neutron star that bursts as predicted
Background



Technology


Spintronics

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Researchers resolve controversy over gallium manganese arsenide that could boost spintronic performance - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Paper highlights need for correctly measuring solar cell efficiency
Background


Optical memory

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - NTT researchers develop breakthrough optical memory device
  2. March 1, 2012 - Japanese Giant Builds Computer Memory With Light
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Plasmons boost light emission from quantum dots
  2. March 1, 2012 - Robust approach for preparing polymer-coated quantum dots
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - UBC researcher invents 'lab on a chip' device to study malaria - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Argon cleaning helps trapped ions chill out
  2. February 28, 2012 - IBM research advances device performance for quantum computing
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Rational design can improve hydrogen fuel cell efficiency
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - DNA nanobarrel delivers the goods
Background


High-speed networking

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Graphene-based optical modulators poised to break speed limits in digital communications - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - All-carbon-nanotube transistor can be crumpled like a piece of paper
Background



Life sciences


Evolution of chromatophores

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Amoeba offers key clue to photosynthetic evolution
Background


Longevity and telomeres in planaria

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Immortal worms defy aging - also here
Background


Bacterial infectivity

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - How subverting the immune system shapes the arms race between bacteria and hosts
Background


Bacterial secretion system

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Some bacteria attack using spring-loaded poison daggers
  2. February 29, 2012 - Cholera's nano-dagger: Researchers observe how pathogen decimates competing bacteria and human cells
Background


DNA damage detection

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - First-ever 3-D images of DNA damage sensor create
Background


Neutrophils and IL-8

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Research sheds light on how immune system's 'first responders' target infection
Background


Autophagy and SNX18

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Protein identified that can lengthen our life?
Background


Evolution

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Evolutionary question, answered
Background


Phosphorylation and lysine acetylation in bacterial proteins

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Bacterium fine-tunes proteins for enhanced functionality
Background


TMED7 and immune response control

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Scientists discover new 'off switch' in immune response
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Neanderthals were ancient mariners
  2. February 29, 2012 - Neanderthals were sailing the Mediterranean 100,000 years ago
  3. March 1, 2012 - Evidence suggests Neanderthals took to boats before modern humans
Background


Resident memory T cells

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination
  2. February 29, 2012 - Virus infection sheds light on memory T cells living in our skin
Background


Insect metamorphosis

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Scientists learn how insects 'remodel' their bodies between life stages - also here
Background


Epigenetics and evolution

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Inherited Epigenetics Produced Record Fast Evolution
Background, Background


Small tandem target mimic RNA

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - New tool for breaking the epigenetic code
Background


Bacterial chemoreceptors

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Understanding bacterial sensors: Researchers piece together model of chemoreceptor arrays
Background


Spermatozoal mRNA transcriptome

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Paternal components in fruit flies, humans may contribute to fertilization, embryonic development
Background, Background


B cells, macrophages, and innate immunity

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Beyond Antibodies
  2. March 1, 2012 - Antibodies are not required for immunity against some viruses
Background


RNA polymerase enzymes

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Biologists offer clearer picture of how protein machine systems tweak gene expression
Background


Bacterial communication by contact

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
Background


E. coli infectivity

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Investigators predict, confirm how E. coli bacteria hijack cells' directional mechanism
Background


Telomere damage, stress, and aging

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Telomere stress reveals insight into ageing
Background


Epigenetic inheritance

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations
Background


REST and neuronal development

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - 'REST' is crucial for the timing of brain development
Background


CG islands, R-loops, and DNA methylation

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - R-loops break walls of gene silencing
Background


Autoantibodies

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, researchers find
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Decision making

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Brain cells know which way you'll bet
  2. February 28, 2012 - Stress changes how people make decisions: study
Background


Social class and ethics

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - New Studies Determine Which Social Class More Likely to Behave Unethically
  2. February 27, 2012 - Greed Isn't Good: Wealth Could Make People Unethical
  3. February 27, 2012 - Shame on the Rich
  4. February 27, 2012 - Upper class people more likely to cheat: study - also here
  5. February 28, 2012 - Does being wealthy make you unethical? New research suggests it does
Background


Childhood stress, epigenetics, and psychiatric disorders

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - New research shows childhood adversity causes changes in genetics
Background, Background


Metacognition

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Metacognition: I know (or don't know) that I know
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Study compares traits of autism, schizophrenia
  2. February 29, 2012 - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital launches study to genetically test for autism
  3. February 29, 2012 - Gluten-free, casein-free diet may help some children with autism
  4. March 2, 2012 - Holding a mirror to brain changes in autism
Background


IGF2 methylation and cerebellum weight

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - DNA tags key to brain changes in mental disorders
Background, Background


Interconnection of cerebral sensory areas

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Activating the visual cortex improves our sense of smell
Background


Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons and metabolism

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Molecular duo dictate weight and energy levels - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Study shows how the brain responds to deceptive advertising - also here
Background


Depression, D-serine, and memory

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - New discoveries on depression
Background, Background


Depression

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Almost half of depression in adults starts in adolesence
Background, Background


THC, astrocytes, and memory

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - How marijuana makes you forget
  2. March 1, 2012 - Marijuana May Impair Memory via the Brain's Non-Firing Cells
  3. March 1, 2012 - How marijuana impairs memory
Background, Background


Evolution and depression

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Depression: Evolutionary byproduct of the ability to fight infection? - also here
Background, Background


Caffeine and sleep disturbance

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Caffeine Disrupts Sleep for Morning People, but Not Night Owls
Background


Serotonin, default mode network, and depression

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Faulty serotonin 1A receptor 'prevents' calm mental states
Background, Background


Aging and sleep quality

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Study: Sleep gets better with age, not worse
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Insulin produced by people with type 1 diabetes
  2. February 29, 2012 - Why It's So Important to Keep Moving
  3. March 1, 2012 - Long-time diabetics have increased risk of stroke
  4. March 1, 2012 - Research shows significant health benefits for overweight adults in breaking up prolonged sitting
  5. March 2, 2012 - Just 3 Days of Lazing Around Will Weaken Your Ability to Regulate Blood Sugar
  6. March 2, 2012 - Increasing shift from islet antibody positivity to diabetes
  7. March 2, 2012 - Diabetes risk from sitting around
  8. March 3, 2012 - Diabetic polyneuropathy not up with impaired glycemia
Background


RNAi drug delivery

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres - also here
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite in mice
Background


Omega-3 deficiency and dementia

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Prostate cancer treatment overused in some older patients: study
  2. February 27, 2012 - A giant little step in cancer treatment opening up new therapeutic horizons
  3. February 27, 2012 - Multimodal palliative approach OK for advanced esophageal CA
  4. February 27, 2012 - Aurora-A hinders tumor-suppressor to allow chemotherapy resistance
  5. February 27, 2012 - Novartis says EU approves expanded use of Glivec
  6. February 27, 2012 - Targeted drug helps leukemia patients who do not benefit from initial therapy
  7. February 28, 2012 - Novel molecules to fight cancer resistance
  8. February 28, 2012 - Researchers find potential solution to melanoma's resistance to vemurafenib
  9. February 28, 2012 - Stopping hormones might help breast cancer to regress
  10. February 28, 2012 - Another mechanism discovered by which sulforaphane prevents cancer
  11. February 28, 2012 - Combination therapy may enhance gemcitabine activity
  12. February 29, 2012 - New hybrid 'NOSH aspirin' as possible anti-cancer drug
  13. February 29, 2012 - Drug offers relief for symptoms of myelofibrosis
  14. February 29, 2012 - HPV testing followed by smear could improve cervical screening
  15. March 1, 2012 - Researchers synthesize fungal metabolite and derivatives that inhibit crucial enzymes related to cancers
  16. March 1, 2012 - UC San Diego among first in nation to treat brain cancer with novel viral vector
  17. March 1, 2012 - Sensitizing tumor cells to radiotherapy
  18. March 1, 2012 - Potential new therapeutic target for a subset of aggressive breast cancers
  19. March 1, 2012 - Molecule's role in cancer suggests new combination therapy
  20. March 1, 2012 - Researchers find sarcoma tumor immune response with combination therapy
  21. March 1, 2012 - PET tracer changes management plan for brain tumor patients
  22. March 1, 2012 - Robotic surgery proves successful, less invasive way to treat HPV-related oral cancer
  23. March 1, 2012 - New drug, Vemurafenib, doubles survival of metastatic melanoma patients
  24. March 2, 2012 - New screening technique could provide more reliable breast cancer detection
  25. March 2, 2012 - Studies show exposure to diesel exhaust may increase lung cancer mortality
  26. March 2, 2012 - New drug stops rushing cancer cells, slow and steady healthy cells unharmed
  27. March 2, 2012 - Experimental vaccine aimed at improving ovarian cancer survival rates
  28. March 2, 2012 - Bioinformatics and epigenetics - computer-aided cancer diagnosis
  29. March 2, 2012 - Vandetanib doesn't up survival in non-small-cell lung cancer
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Study offers insight to how fructose causes obesity, metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Irregular heartbeat strong predictor of decline in people at risk of heart disease
  2. February 28, 2012 - Family tree may clarify death risk for inherited heart rhythm disorders
  3. February 28, 2012 - Cold air chills heart's oxygen supply
  4. February 29, 2012 - BPA exposure possibly linked to future heart disease
  5. March 1, 2012 - Cardiologists identify mechanism that makes heart disease worse in diabetics
  6. March 1, 2012 - Protein modified by researchers may reduce heart attack damage
  7. March 1, 2012 - Nutrient found in dark meat of poultry, some seafood, may have cardiovascular benefits
  8. March 1, 2012 - Aspirin may counteract potential trans fat-related stroke risk in older women
  9. March 2, 2012 - Heart healthy choices early on pay off later
Background


Cardiovascular disease and dementia

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Heart disease linked to mental decline
Background, Background


Universal influenza vaccine

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - 'Universal' vaccines could finally allow for wide-scale flu prevention
  2. February 29, 2012 - FDA approves first 4-in-1 flu vaccine - also here
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 27, 2012 - Multiple sclerosis: Damaged myelin not the trigger
Background


Drug development

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Biology-oriented synthesis (BIOS) - cancer drugs based on natural models
Background


Protective effect of excess fat in older people

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - Excess fat may be 'protective' in seniors over 85
Background


Adipose tissue and exercise

References:
  1. February 28, 2012 - How training gets your fat fit
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Bad breath compound transforms stem cells
  2. March 1, 2012 - Planarian genes that control stem cell biology identified
  3. March 1, 2012 - New study reveals basic molecular 'wiring' of stem cells - also here
  4. March 1, 2012 - Scientists make groundbreaking discovery on stem cell regulation
  5. March 1, 2012 - Scientists identify crucial cell and signaling pathway in placental blood stem cell niche
  6. March 2, 2012 - New 3-D stem cell culture method published
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Why 'soot' could be the key to delivering drugs to cancer cells
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Mitochondrial dysfunction present early in Alzheimer's, before memory loss
  2. February 29, 2012 - Epigenetic culprit in Alzheimer's memory decline - also here
  3. February 29, 2012 - Alzheimer's-Like Memory Loss Reversed in Mice
  4. February 29, 2012 - SFU Researchers Test Sugary Solution to Alzheimer's
  5. March 1, 2012 - Study reveals how anesthetic isoflurane induces Alzheimer's-like changes in mammalian brains
  6. March 1, 2012 - Understanding and treating the cognitive dysfunction of Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease
  7. March 1, 2012 - Reversing Alzheimer's gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
  8. March 2, 2012 - Laboratory research shows promising approach to preventing Alzheimer's
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Study finds HIV-specific CD4 cells that control viral levels
  2. February 29, 2012 - Study of patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis shows how the drug interferon works to suppress virus
  3. March 1, 2012 - New indicator diseases reveal hidden HIV
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Inactivity and obesity relate to cognitive impairment in lupus
  2. March 1, 2012 - Thalidomide induces complete response in cutaneous lupus
Background


Natural killer T cells, monocyte, and lung damage from influenza

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - New light shed on cause of lung injury in severe flu
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - A two-pronged attack: Why loss of STAT1 is bad news
  2. March 1, 2012 - New pathway found for regulation of blood vessel growth in cancer
  3. March 1, 2012 - How red blood cells get so big -- and the bad things that happen when they don't
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 29, 2012 - Gene therapy cures life-threatening lung infection in teenage boy
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Training can improve memory and increase brain activity in mild cognitive impairment
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Hypoferremia predicts treatment response to IFN-α
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Solving mystery of how sulfa drugs kill bacteria yields 21st century drug development target
Background


Sleep deprivation, stress, and inflammation

References:
  1. March 1, 2012 - Older adults who sleep poorly react to stress with increased inflammation
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Mutant bird flu virus still as deadly as first thought
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Success in growing functional pituitary gland in a lab culture will advance regenerative medicine
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 2, 2012 - Parkinson's disease stopped in animal model - also here
Background


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