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Volume 6, Number 46
November 12, 2007

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Mass density of the universe
World Community Grid
Carbon nanotubes
Quark-gluon plasma
Black hole singularities
Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum memory
Mass extinctions
Nanotechnology
Cosmic rays
Carbon sequestration
High-metallicity stars
Behavior of quantum particles
Brain-machine interface technology
Large Hadron Collider
Plate tectonics
Lab-on-a-chip
IPCC global warming report
Global warming
Astrobiology

Life sciences

RNA interference insecticide
Disease-resistance genes
False memories
Neurotransmitters and aggression
Brain-imaging studies
Epigenetics
Fear and olfaction
Selective DNA resequencing
Serotonin, decision-making, and social interaction
Sex differences in the brain
Mirror neurons
Age-related brain changes
Schwann cells and myelination
Comparative genomics
Evolution of sight
Cross-species hybridization
Gene expression and evolution
Size and evolution on islands
Oxytocin
Neurogenesis
DNA repair
Proteins
Cancer biology
Neural activity in C. Elegans
Gene expression in the brain
Modeling photosynthesis

Health and medicine

Appetite control switch
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Drug addiction
Diabetes
Stem cells
Health benefits of antioxidants
Parkinson's disease
Depression
Sleep and obesity
Avian flu
Diet and circadian rhythm
AIDS
Alzheimer's disease
Hepatitis C
Body mass index and mortality
Multiple sclerosis
Macrophages, inflammation, and insulin resistance
Corticosteroid control
Fat cells and insulin secretion
Neuroimmunology
Cancer and stem cells
Obesity and cancer
Obesity and genetics
Long-lasting vaccine immunity
Malaria
Psoriatic arthritis
Nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer
Tuberculosis
Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus
Health effects of obesity
Environmental stress, SIRT1, and cancer
Tissue engineering
Vitamin D and aging
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sepsis
Lupus
Anaphylaxis
Gender-related differences in effects of stress
Schizophrenia



Physical sciences and technology


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Record Fifth Planet Discovered Around Distant Star
  2. November 6, 2007 - A Plethora of Planets
  3. November 6, 2007 - Largest extrasolar planetary system discovered
  4. November 6, 2007 - Scientists Discover Record Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star
  5. November 6, 2007 - Astronomers Discover Record Fifth Planet Around Nearby Star 55 Cancri - also here, here
  6. November 6, 2007 - A Planetary System That Looks Like Home
  7. November 6, 2007 - Planet System Similar to Ours Revealed
  8. November 7, 2007 - Astronomers find system with five planets
  9. November 7, 2007 - Distant solar system has five planets
  10. November 7, 2007 - Distant sun has system of five planets
  11. November 7, 2007 - Astronomers discover new planet
  12. November 7, 2007 - A Distant Solar System Has Five Planets
  13. November 7, 2007 - NASA discovers fifth planet in 55 Cancri system
  14. November 8, 2007 - Scientists Discover Planet Orbiting Star - also here, here
  15. November 24, 2007 - One star, five planets
Background


Mass density of the universe

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Big Chunk Of The Universe Is Missing -- Again
  2. November 8, 2007 - Universe could have a fifth less mass than current estimates
  3. November 12, 2007 - New Measurements: The Universe Weighs Less
Background


World Community Grid

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - IBM World Community Grid Squeezes Decades Of Cancer Research Into Two Years - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Discovering new properties in carbon nanotubes
  2. November 9, 2007 - Carbon nanotubes could go antiballistic
  3. November 15, 2007 - Nanotube fibres toughen up
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Physicists see similarities in stream of sand grains, exotic plasma at birth of universe - also here, here
  2. November 13, 2007 - Sand could shed light on quark-gluon plasma
Background


Black hole singularities

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Peering into the heart of a black hole
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum memory

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - 'Light trap' is a step towards quantum memory
Background, Background, Background


Mass extinctions

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Mass Extinctions: Out With a Whimper Not a Bang
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Novel Nanostructure Response Opens Possibilities for Electrical Devices
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Auger Observatory closes in on long standing mystery, links highest-energy cosmic rays with violent black holes - also here
  2. November 8, 2007 - Auger Observatory Closes in on Long-Standing Mystery; Links Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays with Violent Black Holes
  3. November 8, 2007 - Black Holes Belch Universe's Most Energetic Particles
  4. November 8, 2007 - Breakthrough in Cosmic Ray mystery
  5. November 8, 2007 - Clue to cosmic rays discovered
  6. November 8, 2007 - Cosmic 'Bullets' Traced to Galactic Black Holes
  7. November 8, 2007 - Cosmic ray mystery solved?
  8. November 8, 2007 - Cosmic-ray mystery solved at last
  9. November 8, 2007 - Cosmic rays believed to start in black holes
  10. November 8, 2007 - Fastball-Strength Cosmic Rays Traced to Black Holes
  11. November 8, 2007 - Monster black holes power highest-energy cosmic rays
  12. November 9, 2007 - Auger Observatory links highest-energy cosmic rays with violent black holes
  13. November 9, 2007 - Black holes: source of high-energy cosmic rays
  14. November 9, 2007 - Cosmic rays start in violent black holes
  15. November 9, 2007 - Energetic Cosmic Rays May Start From Black Holes
  16. November 9, 2007 - High-energy cosmic rays traced to source
  17. November 9, 2007 - Highest-energy Cosmic Rays Linked With Violent Black Holes - also here
  18. November 9, 2007 - Mysterious cosmic rays linked to galactic powerhouses
  19. November 9, 2007 - Observatory links highest energy cosmic ray particles to giant black holes
  20. November 10, 2007 - Energetic cosmic rays linked to giant black holes
  21. November 12, 2007 - Distant black holes may be source of high-energy cosmic rays
  22. November 12, 2007 - High-energy particles from violent black holes travel to Earth
  23. November 12, 2007 - Rain of Super-Particles
  24. November 12, 2007 - Scientists Have Discovered A Connection Between Active Galactic Nuclei And The Most Energetic Known Cosmic Rays
  25. November 12, 2007 - The Highest- Energy Cosmic Rays
Background


Carbon sequestration

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Scientists Enhance Mother Nature's Carbon Handling Mechanism - also here, here
  2. November 8, 2007 - Engineered weathering process could mitigate global warming
Background


High-metallicity stars

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Stars well-endowed with gold have fewer companions
Background


Behavior of quantum particles

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Two is a crowd for quantum particles
  2. November 9, 2007 - The world's smallest double slit experiment - also here, here, here
  3. November 9, 2007 - Nonlocality of a Single Particle Demonstrated Without Objections
  4. November 17, 2007 - Young's Experiment Performed In A Hydrogen Molecule
Background


Brain-machine interface technology

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - New Technology Can Be Operated By Thought
  2. November 11, 2007 - Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms - also here, here
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Large Hadron Collider Ready To Go - also here, here
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Measurements link magma melting rate to tectonic plate subduction rate - also here, here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Micro microwave does pinpoint cooking for miniaturized labs - also here, here
Background


IPCC global warming report

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Experts to Prepare Global Warming Report - also here
  2. November 12, 2007 - Experts Completing Final Climate Report - also here, here, here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Chile's San Rafael glacier fast disappearing
Background


Astrobiology

References:
  1. November 11, 2007 - Life could survive longer on a super-Earth
Background



Life sciences


RNA interference insecticide

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Planting RNA on the Farm
Background, Background


Disease-resistance genes

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - New Scripps Research Study of America's 'Healthy Elderly'
Background, Background


False memories

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Faulty memories stored differently from true ones
  2. November 6, 2007 - False memories show up in the brain
  3. November 8, 2007 - Why False Memories Sometimes Feel Like They Are Absolutely True
Background


Neurotransmitters and aggression

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Drug calms violent rats
  2. November 7, 2007 - Brain Chemicals Involved In Aggression Identified: May Lead To New Treatments
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Obesity Research Boosted By Watching Hunger In The Brain - also here, here
  2. November 8, 2007 - Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk-takers
Background


Epigenetics

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Biomedical agency puts epigenetics on the map
Background


Fear and olfaction

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Fear no smell
Background, Background


Selective DNA resequencing

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Novel, Low-cost Method Of Sifting Genome's High-value Regions Devised - also here
Background


Serotonin, decision-making, and social interaction

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Brain Chemical Underpins Social Interaction, And Why People Make Irrational Decisions
Background, Background


Sex differences in the brain

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Worms Take The Sniff Test To Reveal Sex Differences In Brain - also here
Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Mirror, Mirror In The Brain: Mirror Neurons, Self-understanding And Autism Research
Background


Age-related brain changes

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Marked Brain Changes Afflict Even Senior Citizens Who Have Escaped Alzheimer's Disease
Background, Background, Background


Schwann cells and myelination

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Research Reveals Critical Knowledge About the Nervous System - also here
Background


Comparative genomics

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Gene study on fruitflies sheds light on evolution
  2. November 7, 2007 - Attack of the genomes
  3. November 8, 2007 - Analyses Of 12 Fly Genomes Reveals New Insights On Genome Evolution And Regulation
  4. November 8, 2007 - Massive project reveals shortcomings of modern genome analysis - also here
  5. November 8, 2007 - Scientists compare 12 fruit fly genomes
  6. November 8, 2007 - Scientists complete DNA sequencing and analysis of multiple fruit fly genomes
  7. November 16, 2007 - Genome comparison of 12 fruit fly species
Background


Evolution of sight

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Scientists track early evolution of sight to hydras
Background


Cross-species hybridization

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Toads mate across the species divide
  2. November 9, 2007 - Toads are 'open-minded' about sex
  3. November 16, 2007 - Mating toads leap the species barrier
Background


Gene expression and evolution

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Evolution: When Are Genes 'Adventurous' And When Are They Conservative?
Background


Size and evolution on islands

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - When Animals Evolve On Islands, Size Doesn't Matter - also here
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Empathy and Oxytocin Lead to Greater Generosity - also here, here
Background



Neurogenesis

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Imaging neural progenitor cells in the living human brain - also here
  2. November 8, 2007 - Adult brain cells are movers and shakers - also here, here
  3. November 9, 2007 - The Birth of a Brain Cell: Scientists Witness Neurogenesis - also here
  4. November 9, 2007 - Antidepressants, Exercise, Age, Even Food Intake, Affect Generation Of New Brain Cells
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Repair Shops for Broken DNA
Background


Proteins

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds
  2. November 9, 2007 - New technology illuminates protein interactions in living cells
  3. November 12, 2007 - Breathing Exercises for Enzymes
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - A new mathematical formula for cancer progression - also here, here
  2. November 10, 2007 - 'Instruction Manual' That Tells Cancers How To Hide From Immune System Discovered - also here
Background


Neural activity in C. Elegans

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Biologists use microfluidics chips to watch worm behavior
Background


Gene expression in the brain

References:
  1. November 11, 2007 - Unique Database Mapping 'Expression' Of Genes In Brain Could Lead To New, Targeted Treatments
Background, Background


Modeling photosynthesis

References:
  1. November 11, 2007 - Scientists Successfully Simulate Photosynthesis And Design A Better Leaf - also here, here
Background



Health and medicine


Appetite control switch

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Australian researchers find hunger switch
  2. November 7, 2007 - Appetite Regulation Molecule Found: Could Lead To Treatments For Obesity And Unwanted Weight Loss - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Study finds blood pressure harder to control in winter
  2. November 5, 2007 - Major paper informs debate on use of good cholesterol raising drugs in reducing heart disease
  3. November 5, 2007 - Large study finds seasonal differences in blood pressure
  4. November 5, 2007 - A Lilly Drug Logs Success and Risks in Heart Trial
  5. November 5, 2007 - AstraZeneca's Crestor fails in heart-failure study
  6. November 6, 2007 - Energy drinks jolt blood pressure, study finds - also here
  7. November 6, 2007 - Vaccine may replace pills for high blood pressure
  8. November 6, 2007 - Medication Does Not Appear To Improve Symptoms Or Outcomes For Patients With Acute Heart Failure, Study Suggests
  9. November 6, 2007 - Modest Gain In Visceral Fat Causes Dysfunction Of Blood Vessel Lining In Lean, Healthy Humans - also here
  10. November 6, 2007 - Heart Disease Risk Established At Early Age
  11. November 6, 2007 - Energy Drinks May Pose Risks For People With High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease - also here, here
  12. November 6, 2007 - High-fat Atkins diet damages blood vessels: study
  13. November 6, 2007 - Study links birth control pill to arterial plaque
  14. November 6, 2007 - Women on the Pill at higher risk from hardened arteries: study
  15. November 6, 2007 - Study Connects Pill to Artery Buildups
  16. November 6, 2007 - Link Between Pre-eclampsia And Heart Disease Strengthened By New Studies
  17. November 7, 2007 - New Combination Drug Improves Multiple Cholesterol Disorders In Single Pill
  18. November 7, 2007 - Shot May Be Able To Replace Blood Pressure Medicines
  19. November 8, 2007 - Long-term pill use risks atherosclerosis
  20. November 8, 2007 - Aging Heart Changes Shape, Shrinks And Loses Pumping Function Too - also here
  21. November 8, 2007 - Occasional Fasting Associated With Lower Heart Disease Rates
  22. November 8, 2007 - Cholesterol-lowering Drug Linked To Sleep Disruptions - also here
  23. November 8, 2007 - Probing The Link Between Kidney Disease And Heart Disease
  24. November 8, 2007 - Progress toward new therapies for coronary artery disease
  25. November 9, 2007 - When Treating High Blood Pressure, Simplicity is Best, Study Suggests - also here
  26. November 9, 2007 - 'Runner's High' May Also Strengthen Hearts - also here
  27. November 9, 2007 - Landmark trial to evaluate cardioprotective properties of insulin
  28. November 9, 2007 - U.S. OKs wider use of AstraZeneca cholesterol drug
  29. November 10, 2007 - Mitochondria Send Death Signal To Cardiac Cells, Study Shows - also here
  30. November 11, 2007 - Study finds little strokes lead to big strokes in a week
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Protein SENP1 Could Be New Target For Cancer Therapies
  2. November 5, 2007 - Vessel-thwarting Antibody Might Help Starve Cancerous Tumors
  3. November 5, 2007 - Tumor genome analysis unveils new insights into lung cancer
  4. November 5, 2007 - Genetic map that links cancer to DNA could lead to new therapies
  5. November 5, 2007 - Rare cancer-causing syndrome found, for the first time, in Singapore - also here
  6. November 5, 2007 - Novacea ends late-stage trial of prostate cancer drug
  7. November 6, 2007 - New versions of curry ingredient to fight cancer
  8. November 6, 2007 - Parents hold secret to beating cancer
  9. November 6, 2007 - Genome Study Charts Genetic Landscape Of Lung Cancer - also here
  10. November 6, 2007 - Novel Gene Alterations Identified In Lung Cancer - also here
  11. November 6, 2007 - Curry-derived Molecules Might Be Too Spicy For Colorectal Cancers - also here, here
  12. November 7, 2007 - Colonoscopy can predict advanced tumors
  13. November 8, 2007 - Cervical cancer risk seen higher when on pill
  14. November 8, 2007 - Guardian Of Genome Predicts Treatment Outcomes For Childhood Cancer - also here
  15. November 8, 2007 - Drug Slows Prostate Tumor Growth By Keeping Vitamin A Active - also here
  16. November 8, 2007 - New targeted approach to light-activated cancer drugs - also here
  17. November 8, 2007 - Researchers identify unusual molecular switch for common form of advanced breast cancer
  18. November 9, 2007 - Biomarker May Be An Early Predictor Of Advanced Breast Cancer - also here
  19. November 9, 2007 - Molecular Switch Is Linked To Common Breast Cancer
  20. November 9, 2007 - Pill's cancer risk 'reversible'
  21. November 9, 2007 - A Little Wine, Sunlight Help Boost Women's Health - also here, here
  22. November 10, 2007 - Leukemia Drug Proves Safe And Effective Over The Long Term, Study Suggests - also here
  23. November 10, 2007 - Capsule can detect early stomach cancer
Background


Drug addiction

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - The More We Get, The More We Need: How To Prevent Morphine 'Tolerance'
  2. November 6, 2007 - Stress Increases Cocaine Addiction
  3. November 8, 2007 - Sleep, And How Cocaine Changes The Brain To Make Treatment So Difficult
  4. November 8, 2007 - Genes, Brain Chemistry May Dictate Nicotine Cravings - also here, here
  5. November 8, 2007 - Why Quitting Smoking Is So Difficult
  6. November 9, 2007 - Glia Stoke Morphine's Fires
  7. November 9, 2007 - Enzyme Regulates Brain Pathology Induced By Cocaine, Stress - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Light Shed On Black Box Of Gestational Diabetes
  2. November 8, 2007 - Gene's Role In Type 1 Diabetes Discovered - also here
  3. November 9, 2007 - Low Dose Of Serotonin-acting Chemical Improves Blood Sugar Tolerance - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Doctors Use Stem Cell Therapy For Genetic Skin Disease
  2. November 8, 2007 - Stem cell find for child cancer
  3. November 11, 2007 - Seaweed Transformed Into Stem Cell Technology
Background


Health benefits of antioxidants

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Antioxidants Could Provide All-purpose Radiation Protection - also here, here
  2. November 7, 2007 - Diet Of Walnuts, Blueberries Improve Cognition; May Help Maintain Brain Function
  3. November 8, 2007 - New Insights Into How Natural Antioxidants Fight Fat - also here
  4. November 10, 2007 - Ripe Fruit Contains Highly Active Antioxidants - also here
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Headache, arthritis pills reduce Parkinson's risk
  2. November 6, 2007 - Over-the-counter Pain Medications May Reduce Risk Of Parkinson's Disease - also here
  3. November 9, 2007 - Cough Medicine Fights Dyskinesias In Parkinson's - also here, here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Marijuana chemical may treat depression: study
  2. November 7, 2007 - Marijuana-like Brain Chemicals Work As Antidepressant - also here, here
Background


Sleep and obesity

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Without enough sleep, children gain weight: study
  2. November 5, 2007 - Lack of sleep may lead to fatter kids - also here, here
  3. November 6, 2007 - Sleepless nights linked to obesity in children
  4. November 6, 2007 - Sleep may cut childhood obesity
  5. November 12, 2007 - Less Sleep May Expand Kids' Waistlines
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 5, 2007 - Indonesian woman dies of bird flu: health official
  2. November 7, 2007 - Bird flu kills 590 ducks in northern Vietnam
  3. November 9, 2007 - New Vaccine That Protects Monkeys Against Avian Flu Ready For Human Trials
Background


Diet and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Tick, Tock: Fat Disrupts the Clock
  2. November 6, 2007 - Excessive fat intake can throw out the body clock
  3. 1 November 6, 2007 - High-fat diet disrupts body clock: study
  4. November 7, 2007 - High-fat diet can mess with body clock
  5. November 7, 2007 - High-fat Diet Disrupts Body Clock - also here
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Intervening In The Deadly Cycle Of HIV Reproduction
  2. November 7, 2007 - Cold virus chief suspect in AIDS vaccine failure
  3. November 8, 2007 - HIV Vaccine Not Effective, More Research Needed - also here
  4. November 8, 2007 - IAVI statement on new analysis of STEP large-scale AIDS vaccine trial
  5. November 8, 2007 - In Tests, AIDS Vaccine Seemed to Increase Risk
  6. November 11, 2007 - New HIV Vaccine Target Could Solve Mutation Problem
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Children With Alzheimer's Disease Risk Gene Show Reduced Cognitive Function
  2. November 6, 2007 - Research links diet to cognitive decline and dementia - also here
  3. November 7, 2007 - A 'grape' future for Alzheimer's disease research - also here
  4. November 8, 2007 - High Blood Pressure Or Irregular Heartbeat Linked To Alzheimer's Disease Progression
  5. November 8, 2007 - Maternal Link To Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  6. November 8, 2007 - Copper Damages Protein That Defends Against Alzheimer's - also here
  7. November 8, 2007 - Relationship Between Statins And Cognitive Decline More Complex Than Thought - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - OctoPlus says hepatitis C drug effective in study
  2. November 7, 2007 - Hepatitis C Treatment Reduces The Virus But Serious Liver Problems May Progress - also here
  3. November 9, 2007 - Interferon does not slow or stop hepatitis C from worsening, study finds - also here
Background


Body mass index and mortality

References:
  1. November 6, 2007 - Obesity leads to disability, kidney ills: studies
  2. November 6, 2007 - Extra weight said won't raise death risk - also here
  3. November 7, 2007 - Overweight Or Underweight, Causes Of Death Differ - also here
  4. November 8, 2007 - Being fat is still unhealthy, experts warn
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Understanding The Nervous System To Improve Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis
Background


Macrophages, inflammation, and insulin resistance

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Type 2 Diabetes: Inflammation, Not Obesity, Cause Of Insulin Resistance - also here
Background, Background


Corticosteroid control

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Blood Pressure Drug May Curb Brain Damage From Alzheimer's, Depression And Schizophrenia
Background, Background


Fat cells and insulin secretion

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Fat Cells Send Message That Aids Insulin Secretion - also here, here
Background, Background


Neuroimmunology

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Immune System Research Hold Promise For Alzheimer's, Stroke, And Mental Disorders
Background, Background, Background


Cancer and stem cells

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Cancer cells enlist adult stem cells to promote metastasis
Background, Background


Obesity and cancer

References:
  1. November 7, 2007 - Obesity 'fuels cancer in women'
  2. November 9, 2007 - Protein Found To Turn On Genes Related To Obesity
  3. November 10, 2007 - Overweight And Obesity Cause 6,000 Cancers A Year In UK Women - also here, here
Background, Background


Obesity and genetics

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Obesity gene may alter brain DNA
  2. November 8, 2007 - Deciphering an Obesity Gene
  3. November 9, 2007 - New Insight Into The Link Between Genetics And Obesity - also here
Background


Long-lasting vaccine immunity

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Long-lasting immunity found for some vaccines
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Controlling Malaria Through Better Knowledge Of Genetics Of Plasmodium Populations
Background


Psoriatic arthritis

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Phase 3 data show golimumab improved psoriatic arthritis symptoms
Background


Nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - Remote Magnetic Field Triggers Nanoparticle Drug Release
  2. November 8, 2007 - Mining Tiny Diamonds for Drug Delivery
Background, Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 8, 2007 - WHO warns TB disaster possible without action
Background


Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Superbug dissected
  2. November 11, 2007 - Developing Kryptonite For Superbug - also here, here
  3. November 11, 2007 - Factor key to severity of community-associated methicillin-resistant staph infections identified - also here, here
  4. November 11, 2007 - Staph Germ Undermines Body's Defenses - also here
  5. November 12, 2007 - Drug-resistant bacteria trick immune system - also here
  6. November 12, 2007 - Superbug Knocks Out Patient's Defense
  7. November 17, 2007 - Superbug: What Makes One Bacterium So Deadly
Background, Background


Health effects of obesity

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Body-weight Regulation Scientists Give Perspective On Obesity-related Research - also here
Background, Background, Background, Background


Environmental stress, SIRT1, and cancer

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Relationship Between Environmental Stress And Cancer Elucidated - also here
Background, Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Progress Made Toward 'Printing' Organs
Background


Vitamin D and aging

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Could vitamin D, a key milk nutrient, affect how you age? - also here
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - New Actemra data shows significant benefit for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
  2. November 11, 2007 - Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients - also here
Background


Sepsis

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - In the laboratory, green tea proves a powerful medicine against severe sepsis - also here, here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. November 9, 2007 - Therapy shown effective for reducing lupus flares - also here
  2. November 11, 2007 - Fish Oil May Be Good Supplemental Treatment For Lupus, Study Suggests
  3. November 11, 2007 - Research suggests targeted treatment strategies for lupus - also here, here
Background


Anaphylaxis

References:
  1. November 10, 2007 - Abnormal Immune Cells May Cause Unprovoked Anaphylaxis - also here, here
Background


Gender-related differences in effects of stress

References:
  1. November 10, 2007 - Effect Of Stress On Women, And How It May Contribute To Addiction, Depression, PTSD
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 11, 2007 - Dynamical Systems Hypothesis Of Schizophrenia - also here, here
Background


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