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Volume 6, Number 19
May 7, 2007

Physical sciences and technology

Historical climate change
Global warming
Advanced magnetic data storage
Supersolids
Star cluster with multiple star generations
Water on Mars
Earthquakes
VERITAS telescope array
James Webb Space Telescope
Nanoimprint lithography
Extrasolar planets
Ultrashort light pulses
Nanotechnology
Quantum-dot-based photovoltaics
Connecting string theory with gauge theory
Solar cells
Combining microfluidics and mass spectrometry
Self-assembly of nanoelectronic components
Optoelectronics
Quantum computing
Interacting anyons of topological origin
Quantum entanglement

Life sciences

MicroRNA control of genes in algae
Language and color perception
Gesture language in chimpanzees and bonobos
Brain-imaging studies
Olfaction
Linking DNA and histone methylation
Brain control of cardiorespiratory response to exercise
Phytoplankton and photosynthesis
Protein movement in cells
Wolf clones
Sexual selection in ducks
Dynamin and synapse formation
Stimuating slow wave brain activity
Neanderthals
Hominin diet
Gene related to caloric restriction and longevity
Oxytocin and heartbeat regulation
Structural biology
Coral genome
MicroRNA and cancer
Personality genes in birds
'Insulators' in herpes virus DNA
Asymmetric cell division
Organization of genes on chromosomes
Photosynthesis
Extending lifespan of yeast
Event structure perception
Protein conservation and function
Noise in very thin axons
Communication between proteins in cell membranes
G-protein coupled receptors and nitric oxide
Bacterial weapon against insect hosts

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
AIDS
Stem cells
Gene therapy
Rheumatoid arthritis
Reversing tumor development and metastasis
Avian flu
Health benefits of cherries for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease
Health benefits of coffee for diabetes and cancer
Mental health risks of cannabis
Test for risk from hidden fat
Anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil
Potential treatment for genetic disorders
Antibiotics
Health benefits of pistachios
Hepatitis B
Risks of high doses of polyphenols and flavonoids
Drug to stimulate burning of fat
Health benefits of macadamia nuts
Health risks of nanoparticles
Metal allergies
Diabetes
Nicotinic receptor activation
Beneficial effects of statins for heart failure
ACE inhibitor activity of nutritive plants
Leptin and the obesity-cancer connection
Risks of high calcium and vitamin D intake
Immune system genes and cognitive decline after heart surgery
Nicotine addiction
Cardiovascular disease
Genetic risks of cardiovascular disease
Obesity, inflammation, and metabolic disorders
Vaccine against prion diseases
Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder
Hypertension
Ischaemic heart disease and age
Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer
Escherichia coli infection and inflammatory bowel disease
Parkinson's disease
Crohn's disease
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, and amyloid fibrils
Autism and mirror neurons
Autism and a gene affecting glutamate synapses
Soy protein, weight loss, and leptin



Physical sciences and technology


Historical climate change

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Earth's Climate Is Seesawing, According To Climate Researchers
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project - also here, here
  2. April 30, 2007 - Arctic melt faster than forecast
  3. May 1, 2007 - Arctic ice cap melting 30 years ahead of forecast
  4. May 2, 2007 - Arctic ice melting 30 years too soon
  5. May 2, 2007 - The Incredible Shrinking Sea Ice
  6. May 2, 2007 - Arctic ice melting 30 years too soon
  7. May 2, 2007 - Melting Greenland ice could raise ocean seven meters
Background


Advanced magnetic data storage

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Manipulating Magnetism for Future Data-Storage Devices
  2. May 4, 2007 - Moving Walls with Current
Background


Quantum entanglement sudden death

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Entanglement dies a sudden death
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Supersolids reliant on disorder, say physicists
Background, Background


Star cluster with multiple star generations

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Star cluster's triple baby boom puzzles astronomers
  2. May 2, 2007 - Hubble Finds Multiple Stellar 'Baby Booms' In A Globular Cluster - also here
  3. May 2, 2007 - Boom, Boom, Boom Goes Starbirth
  4. May 3, 2007 - Hubble sees multiple star generations in a globular cluster
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - 'Bumpy' ice on Mars points to active water cycle
  2. May 2, 2007 - Ice Patches Found on Mars Eyed for Next Mission
  3. May 2, 2007 - Mars's Ice Patchy, Water Cycle Quite Active, Study Reveals
  4. May 3, 2007 - Ice On Mars Is Patchy And Variable, According To Scientists - also here, here
  5. May 3, 2007 - Martian Water: New Mapping Tool Heats Up Quest for Icy Gold
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Deep tremors may hold key to predicting big quakes
Background


VERITAS telescope array

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Dark Matter May Be Easier To Find With New VERITAS Telescope Array - also here
Background, Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - New Technologies for James Webb Space Telescope Approved Early - also here
  2. May 4, 2007 - Ten Inventions Created for James Webb Space Telescope Approved
Background


Nanoimprint lithography

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - HP Licenses Technology to Create Nanoscale Electronic Devices
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Several Jupiter sized planets found to have only weak Earth like gravity
  2. May 2, 2007 - Astronomers Find Extrasolar Planet Heavyweight Champ
  3. May 3, 2007 - European planet hunters on brink of Earth-sized prize
  4. May 3, 2007 - Space Satellite Spots Its First Extrasolar Planet
  5. May 3, 2007 - Space telescope spots new planet
  6. May 6, 2007 - COROT discovers its first exoplanet - also here, here, here
Background


Ultrashort light pulses

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Ultrashort Light Pulse Blazes New Paths For Science, Industry - also here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Nano-crystal 'gems' are powerful chemical catalysts
  2. May 4, 2007 - Platinum Nanocrystals Boost Catalytic Activity For Fuel Oxidation, Hydrogen Production - also here, here
Background


Quantum-dot-based photovoltaics

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Quantum dot recipe may lead to cheaper solar panels - also here, here, here, here
Background, Background


Connecting string theory with gauge theory

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Physicists Connect String Theory With Established Physics - also here, here
Background, Background


Solar cells

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Efficiency Boost Makes Solar Cells Cheaper - also here, here
Background


Combining microfluidics and mass spectrometry

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Lab-on-a-chip Device To Speed Proteomics Research - also here, here
Background, Background


Self-assembly of nanoelectronic components

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - IBM Brings Nature To Computer Chip Manufacturing
  2. May 3, 2007 - Self Assembling Chips
Background


Optoelectronics

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - 'Energy harvesting' can boost optoelectronic efficiency
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Toward Quantum Computers: New Circuit Technology Enables Execution Of Quantum Algorithm - also here, here
Background


Interacting anyons of topological origin

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - The equivalent of a new quantum liquid?
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. May 7, 2007 - Quantum Loophole: Some quirks of physics can be good for science
Background



Life sciences


MicroRNA control of genes in algae

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - MicroRNAs Found In Unicellular Organism For First Time - also here, here
  2. April 30, 2007 - Small Organism, No Small Feat
Background


Language and color perception

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Seeing the blues
  2. May 1, 2007 - Russian speakers get the blues
Background


Gesture language in chimpanzees and bonobos

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Bonobos and chimps 'speak' with gestures
  2. April 30, 2007 - Scientists look to apes for language origin clues - also here, here
  3. April 30, 2007 - The Handy Way of Speaking
  4. May 1, 2007 - It's Not What Chimps Say, It's What They Gesture
  5. May 1, 2007 - Ape Gestures Offer Clues To The Evolution Of Human Communication
  6. May 1, 2007 - Ape gestures 'show human links'
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Response to gains or losses depends on age
  2. May 2, 2007 - Why Losing Money May Be More Painful Than You Think
  3. May 3, 2007 - Culture Sculpts Neural Response To Visual Stimuli, New Research Indicates
  4. May 4, 2007 - Can culture dictate the way we see?
  5. May 4, 2007 - Sleep Deprivation Can Threaten Competent Decision-making - also here
Background


Olfaction

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Brain Processes Sense Of Smell Better Than Previously Thought - also here
Background


Linking DNA and histone methylation

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Linking DNA and histone methylation
Background


Brain control of cardiorespiratory response to exercise

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise - also here
  2. April 30, 2007 - Area of brain controlling the body's response to exercise identified
Background


Phytoplankton and photosynthesis

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution, global photosynthesis - also here
  2. May 1, 2007 - Plankton Species' Genome Analysis Yields Surprises Regarding Evolution And Global Photosynthesis - also here
Background, Background


Protein movement in cells

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Trafficking in Proteins
Background, Background, Background


Wolf clones

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Probe clears S Korea wolf cloners
  2. April 30, 2007 - Wolf Clones Real, Errors "Unintentional," Review Finds
  3. May 1, 2007 - Wolf clones confirmed
Background


Sexual selection in ducks

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Duck penises show battle of the sexes
  2. May 1, 2007 - Twisted Duck Love
  3. May 1, 2007 - 'War Between The Sexes': The Coevolution Of Genitalia In Waterfowl
Background


Dynamin and synapse formation

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Gene Critical For Sophisticated Brain Function Found
Background


Stimuating slow wave brain activity

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Deep Sleep: Researchers Discovery How To Simulate Slow Wave Activity
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Neanderthal extinction hypothesis offered
  2. May 2, 2007 - Climate Change Pushed Neanderthal Into Extinction In Iberian Peninsula, Spanish Researcher Says
  3. May 4, 2007 - Climate Change, Not Humans, Trounced Neanderthals
Background


Hominin diet

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Human ancestors went underground for dinner
Background


Gene related to caloric restriction and longevity

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - A Lean Gene for Low-Cal Longevity
  2. May 2, 2007 - Study identifies gene linked to longer lifespan
  3. May 2, 2007 - New Clue to Longevity
  4. May 2, 2007 - Eat Less, Live Longer? Gene Links Calorie Restriction To Longevity
  5. May 2, 2007 - Gene clue to longevity uncovered
  6. May 3, 2007 - The gene for longevity, if you're a worm
  7. May 3, 2007 - Scientists Identify Gene that Boosts Lifespan, Quality of Life
Background


Oxytocin and heartbeat regulation

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Does A Peptide Affect The Heart's Response To Social Isolation? - also here
Background


Structural biology

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Structural Biology Breakthrough: New Way To Analyze Moving Parts Of Large Proteins - also here, here
Background


Coral genome

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Corals -- More Complex Than You?
Background, Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - U.S. scientists find pancreatic cancer clues
  2. May 4, 2007 - Pancreatic Cancer Markers Identified, May Predict Survival - also here
Background, Background


Personality genes in birds

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - 'Personality Gene' Makes Songbirds Curious: Exploratory Behavior In Great Tits - also here
Background


'Insulators' in herpes virus DNA

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - 'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus - also here, here
Background


Asymmetric cell division

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Researchers work out the mechanics of asymmetric cell division - also here
Background


Organization of genes on chromosomes

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Essential Genes Cluster Clue To Order In The Genome - also here
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Scientists Offer New View Of Photosynthesis - also here, here, here
  2. May 5, 2007 - Protein Enables Discovery Of Quantum Effect In Photosynthesis - also here
Background


Extending lifespan of yeast

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Vitamin Extends Life In Yeast, Scientists Find - also here
Background


Event structure perception

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Human Brain Breaks Down Events Into Smaller Units - also here
Background, Background


Protein conservation and function

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Cell Biology: Assumption Of Function Not Always Correct
Background


Noise in very thin axons

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Role of noise in neurons - also here, here
Background


Communication between proteins in cell membranes

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Elastic interactions of membrane proteins
Background


G-protein coupled receptors and nitric oxide

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial weapon against insect hosts

References:
  1. May 5, 2007 - Rare 'Gene-for-gene' Interaction Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 29, 2007 - Scientists 'reverse' memory loss
  2. April 30, 2007 - Reversing Alzheimer's memory loss may be possible - also here, here
  3. April 30, 2007 - Memory Restored In Mice Through Enriched Environment: New Hope For Alzheimer's - also here
  4. April 30, 2007 - Alzheimer's-like Mice Regain Memory
  5. April 30, 2007 - Omega-3 may fight Alzheimer brain changes
  6. May 1, 2007 - Statin Treatment Improves Spatial Memory In Mouse Models Of Alzheimer's
  7. May 2, 2007 - Study: Hormones May Ward Off Dementia - also here
  8. May 2, 2007 - Patterns Of Brain Tissue Loss In Early Alzheimer's Disease May Predict Course Of Disease, Study Suggests
  9. May 3, 2007 - Protein cutback stops Alzheimer's progress in mice
  10. May 3, 2007 - Estrogen Use Before 65 Linked To Reduced Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
  11. May 3, 2007 - Mice Lacking Tau Protein Can Resist Siezures And Alzheimer's Related Memory Loss - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Why alcohol boosts breast cancer risk: study
  2. April 30, 2007 - Catching cancer's spread by watching hemoglobin
  3. April 30, 2007 - Lymphoma Drug Failure Frustrates Experts - also here
  4. May 1, 2007 - Drug combination helps certain breast cancer cases
  5. May 1, 2007 - Bile Duct Obstruction Is Correlated WIth Ductal Cancer, Study Shows - also here
  6. May 1, 2007 - Elevated Tungsten In Trees Coincides With Nevada Leukemia Cluster - also here, here
  7. May 1, 2007 - Drinking 'fuels growth of tumour'
  8. May 2, 2007 - Lung Cancer Risk Can Now Be Assessed With New Model
  9. May 2, 2007 - Biomarker Discovery Bodes Well For Better Cancer Diagnostics, Pharmacologist Says - also here
  10. May 2, 2007 - Scientists Locate And Treat Tumors Using Novel Technology, In Mice - also here, here
  11. May 2, 2007 - 'Wrapping' Gleevec Fights Drug-resistant Cancer, Study Shows - also here
  12. May 2, 2007 - New Class Of Nontoxic Cancer Treatments Discovered - also here
  13. May 3, 2007 - Herceptin gets European OK for breast cancer
  14. May 3, 2007 - Diabetes drugs may lower risk of lung cancer
  15. May 3, 2007 - Barbecue lovers may have higher breast cancer risk
  16. May 3, 2007 - Women unaware of when breast cancer risk is greatest
  17. May 4, 2007 - Tea drinkers may have lower skin cancer risk - also here
  18. May 4, 2007 - Tamoxifen Prevents Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women, Study Confirms
  19. May 4, 2007 - Molecules With Potential To Treat Breast Cancer Discovered - also here
  20. May 4, 2007 - MR imaging helps predict recurrence in prostate cancer patients - also here
  21. May 5, 2007 - Decrease In Breast Cancer Rates Likely Reflect HRT Reduction And Saturation Of Mammography - also here
  22. May 7, 2007 - CORRECTION: Why alcohol boosts breast cancer risk: study
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Working Toward A Vaccine To Cope With Viral Diversity In HIV
  2. April 30, 2007 - AIDS virus hides quickly inside babies' blood
  3. May 1, 2007 - Resistant HIV Quickly Hides In Infants' Cells - also here, here
  4. May 5, 2007 - Selenium pills 'may combat HIV'
  5. May 6, 2007 - New Insight Into HIV Infection
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Stem Cell Propagation And Neurogenesis Can Now Be Studied In Cell Culture
  2. April 30, 2007 - Adult Stem/progenitor Cells Repair Of Damaged Brain, Pancreas, Kidney Cells Newly Understood
  3. April 30, 2007 - Study: Stem cells report olfactory nerves
  4. May 3, 2007 - Stem Cells Fill In When Smell-related Cells Fail - also here
  5. May 4, 2007 - Master regulatory gene of epithelial stem cells identified - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Novel Gene-Repair Technology Under Development
  2. May 1, 2007 - First trial of gene therapy to restore human sight
  3. May 1, 2007 - UK doctors test gene therapy to treat blindness - also here
  4. May 1, 2007 - Gene therapy first for poor sight
  5. May 2, 2007 - Gene Therapy For Childhood Blindness In First Clinical Trial - also here, here
  6. May 3, 2007 - Doctors test gene transplant to restore sight
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Rheumatoid Arthritis And The Impact Of Genetic Factors On Mortality
  2. April 30, 2007 - Green Tea Compound, EGCG, May Be A Therapy For People With Rheumatoid Arthritis - also here
  3. April 30, 2007 - Green tea compound suppresses factors causing cartilage, bone destruction in arthritis
Background


Reversing tumor development and metastasis

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Reversing Cancer Cells To Normal Cells - also here
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - 'Supermap' Of Avian Flu Yields New Info On Source And Spread - also here
  2. May 1, 2007 - Researchers create interactive map with Google technology to track avian flu spread
  3. May 2, 2007 - Peramivir Protects Mice From Lethal H5N1 Infection
  4. May 6, 2007 - Bird flu re-emerges in central Vietnam, kills ducks
Background


Health benefits of cherries for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Tart Cherries Can Alter Factors Linked To Heart Disease And Diabetes, Animal Study Suggests - also here
  2. April 30, 2007 - Cherries may help reduce metabolic syndrome and heart disease risk factors
Background, Background


Health benefits of coffee for diabetes and cancer

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Moderate Coffee Drinking Reduces Many Risks, Panel Says
  2. May 1, 2007 - Coffee can be good for you, experts say - also here
Background, Background, Background


Mental health risks of cannabis

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Brain scans pinpoint cannabis health risk
  2. April 30, 2007 - Cannabis 'disrupts brain centre'
  3. May 1, 2007 - Doctors: Pot Triggers Psychotic Symptoms - also here
Background, Background


Test for risk from hidden fat

References:
  1. April 30, 2007 - Test points to 'hidden' fat risk
Background


Anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Fish Oil May Help Kidney Disease Sufferers - also here
Background, Background


Potential treatment for genetic disorders

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - New Agent To Fight Genetic Disorders Found - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Arming The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Background


Health benefits of pistachios

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Pistachios May Calm Acute Stress Reaction
  2. May 1, 2007 - Pistachios Lower Cholesterol, Provide Antioxidants - also here
Background, Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Toward A Banana-based Vaccine For Hepatitis B
Background, Background


Risks of high doses of polyphenols and flavonoids

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - High Doses Of Phytochemicals, Including Flavanoids, In Teas And Supplements Could Be Unhealthy
Background


Drug to stimulate burning of fat

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Real Diet Pill? New 'Exercise Pill' Tells Cells To Burn Fat; Works in Mice
Background, Background, Background


Health benefits of macadamia nuts

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Hawaiian Treasure, Macadamia Nuts Good For The Heart
Background, Background


Health risks of nanoparticles

References:
  1. May 1, 2007 - Nanoparticles may cause arterial disease
Background


Metal allergies

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Infections may trigger metal allergies
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Diabetes treatment said no threat to mental skills
  2. May 3, 2007 - Tight Diabetes Control Does Not Impact Cognitive Ability In Type 1 Diabetes, Study Shows - also here
  3. May 6, 2007 - Why Wounds Are Slow To Heal In Diabetics
Background


Nicotinic receptor activation

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Cognitive Disorders May Be Treatable With New Class Of Compounds - also here
  2. May 3, 2007 - New cognitive disorder treatment possible
Background


Beneficial effects of statins for heart failure

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Statin Drugs May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure, Sudden Cardiac Death, New Study Suggests - also here
  2. May 2, 2007 - Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of stroke, heart attack - also here
Background


ACE inhibitor activity of nutritive plants

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Wild Garlic And Other South African Plants May Have Potential For Treating High Blood Pressure - also here
Background


Leptin and the obesity-cancer connection

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Obesity-breast Cancer Link May Be Due To Fat Tissue-derived Hormone Leptin - also here
Background, Background


Risks of high calcium and vitamin D intake

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - High Calcium And Vitamin D Intakes Associated WIth Higher Risk Of Cognitive Impairment In Elderly
Background, Background


Immune system genes and cognitive decline after heart surgery

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery
Background, Background


Nicotine addiction

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Researchers Present New Ideas On How Smokers Get Hooked
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 2, 2007 - Migraines During Pregnancy Linked To Stroke And Other Vascular Diseases
Background


Genetic risks of cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Heart attack gene variants may double risk
  2. May 3, 2007 - DNA mutation causes heart disease in whites - also here
  3. May 3, 2007 - A Genetic Clue to Heart Disease
  4. May 3, 2007 - DNA variant puts Caucasians at higher risk for heart disease
  5. May 6, 2007 - Common Genetic Variation Is Linked To Substantial Risk In Heart Attack
Background


Obesity, inflammation, and metabolic disorders

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - When the Levee Breaks: Protein Overwhelmed by Overeating Leads to Metabolic Diseases
  2. May 3, 2007 - Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight' - also here
Background, Background, Background, Background


Vaccine against prion diseases

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Vaccine Prevents Prion Disease In Mice - also here, here
  2. May 3, 2007 - No More Mad Mice
  3. May 4, 2007 - Vaccine may protect against CJD
Background, Background


Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Study Of Damaged Gene Gives Insight Into Causes Of Mental Illness
Background


Hypertension

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
  2. May 4, 2007 - Blood pressure climbs along with weight
Background


Ischaemic heart disease and age

References:
  1. May 3, 2007 - Making old hearts young again
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Cancer risk factors identified in bowel disease - also here
Background, Background


Escherichia coli infection and inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - E. coli involved in bowel disease: study - also here, here
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Parkinson's treatment best for "younger" patients
  2. May 4, 2007 - Link Between Parkinson's And Narcolepsy Discovered - also here
Background


Crohn's disease

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - New Therapy For Patients With Crohn's Disease Identified
Background


Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, and amyloid fibrils

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Type II Diabetes Are Similar At The Molecular Level
Background, Background


Autism and mirror neurons

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Why Autistic Children Do Not Imitate Or Empathize: It Could Be A Dysfunctional Mirror-neuron System
Background, Background


Autism and a gene affecting glutamate synapses

References:
  1. May 4, 2007 - Researchers learn more about genetic mutation linked to autism - also here
Background


Soy protein, weight loss, and leptin

References:
  1. May 6, 2007 - How Does Soy Promote Weight Loss? - also here, here
Background


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