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Volume 6, Number 51
December 17, 2007

Physical sciences and technology

Quantum dots
Climate modeling
Global warming
Graphene
Extrasolar planets
Greenhouse gases
Nanotechnology
Water on Mars
Milky Way
Melting of glaciers
Climate change
Fuel cells
10nm flash memory
Earthquakes
Organic non-volatile memory
Hydrogen storage
Robotics
Carbon nanotubes
Photonic crystal fiber
Storing light as sound
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
DNA sequencing technology
Brain-computer interfaces
Quantum communication
Laser wakefield accelerators
Ocean acidification

Life sciences

Accelerated human evolution
Neanderthals
Obesity and the immune system
Brain-imaging studies
Cell shape
Bacterial defense against the immune system
Bacterial DNA modification
Cancer, Myc, and microRNA
Gelada mate selection
Cancer biology
Neural correlates of object perception
Neural mechanisms of decision-making
Resistance to HDAC inhibitor cancer therapy
Pygmy evolution
Sexual chemistry
Evolution of eyes
Bipedalism and infant weight in primates
Senesence and predation
Cloning
Control of circadian rhythm
Enzymes
Drug discovery
Finding regulatory DNA
Viral infection mechanisms
Antibody-dependent enhancement of infection
Hormones and mood
Evolution of skin color
MicroRNA and cancer stem cells
Complement and synapse elimination
RNA polymerase II
Autophagy
Cellular differentiation and somatic evolution
TRAIL, inflammation, and cancer
Lost genes and human evolution
Histone crosstalk
Intracellular trafficking
Genetic variation and aging

Health and medicine

Stem cells
Cancer
Avian flu
Cardiovascular disease
Mediterranean diet
Autism
Nicotine addiction
Antidepressants
Obesity, metabolism, diabetes, and cancer
Alcohol and the brain
Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes
Multiple sclerosis
Dopamine neurons, FOXA2, and Parkinson's disease
Variability of effects of food on metabolism
Nanoparticle drug delivery
Hepatitis C
Sleep and mortality
Cytokines and automimmune disease
Nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer
Thiazolidinedione diabetes drugs
AIDS
Nerve regeneration
Parkinson's disease
Inflammatory diseases
Lupus
Health benefits of alcohol
Vaccines and Lewis carbohydrate sequences
Interacting pathogens
Fructose and metabolic syndrome
Schizophrenia
Malaria
Stem cell gene therapy



Physical sciences and technology


Quantum dots

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Quantum-dot displays could outshine their rivals
  2. December 10, 2007 - Researchers developed a quantum 'light switch'
  3. December 12, 2007 - Scientists make single-photon sources brighter
Background, Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - New research may lead to better climate models for global warming
  2. December 12, 2007 - New Study Increases Concerns About Climate Model Reliability - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Declining water levels in the Great Lakes may signal global warming - also here
  2. December 11, 2007 - 2007 Brought Near-Record Heat
  3. December 11, 2007 - Norway's Arctic islands at their hottest since Viking era: scientists
  4. December 12, 2007 - Iceless summer sea by 2013? Greenland's moulins gushing - follow-up here
  5. December 12, 2007 - Ominous Arctic Melt Worries Experts - also here, here, here, here,
  6. December 12, 2007 - Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'
  7. December 13, 2007 - Top 11 Warmest Years On Record Have All Been In Last 13 Years
  8. December 13, 2007 - Without its insulating ice cap, Arctic surface waters warm to as much as 5 C above average - also here, here, here
  9. December 13, 2007 - 1998-2007 warmest decade, UN agency says at climate meet
  10. December 13, 2007 - 2007 data confirms warming trend
  11. December 13, 2007 - 2007 Among Warmest Years on Record
  12. December 14, 2007 - 1998 to 2007: Another record scorcher
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Graphene bilayer acquires variable gap
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - 'Twilight zones' on scorched planets could support life
  2. December 11, 2007 - Dust in a Hot Jupiter's Atmosphere
  3. December 11, 2007 - First Sunset Outside Our Solar System Glimpsed
  4. December 12, 2007 - Hazy Red Sunset On Extrasolar Planet - also here, here
  5. December 14, 2007 - Hubble sees first 'sunset' on a distant planet
  6. December 14, 2007 - Gliese 581: Extrasolar Planet Might Indeed Be Habitable - also here
Background


Greenhouse gases

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Peatland destruction is releasing vast amounts of CO2
  2. December 12, 2007 - More Plant Litter From Higher Carbon Dioxide Could Boost Carbon Released Into Atmosphere - also here
  3. December 12, 2007 - Nitrous Oxide From Ocean Microbes Could Be Adding To Global Warming - also here, here
  4. December 13, 2007 - New Model Revises Estimates Of Terrestrial Carbon Dioxide Uptake - also here, here
  5. December 15, 2007 - Carbon Dioxide Expelled From Peatland When Natural Swamp Forest Is Converted To Oil Palm
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Nanowire 'regenerator' cleans up fibre optic signals
  2. December 13, 2007 - NIST imaging system maps nanomechanical properties - also here, here
  3. December 13, 2007 - Biocapture Surfaces Produced for Study of Brain Chemistry - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - In Search For Water On Mars, Clues From Antarctica - also here
Background


Milky Way

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Milky Way's two stellar halos have opposing spins
  2. December 12, 2007 - Discovery shows Milky Way halo is split in two
  3. December 12, 2007 - Huge Newfound Part of Milky Way Rotates Backward
  4. December 13, 2007 - Milky Way double haloes spin both ways
  5. December 22, 2007 - Milky Way Galaxy Wears Two Halos Of Stars
Background


Melting of glaciers

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Trouble in Them Thar Hills
  2. December 12, 2007 - Greenland Melt Accelerating, According To Climate Scientist - also here, here
  3. December 13, 2007 - Earth's heat adds to climate change to melt Greenland ice
  4. December 13, 2007 - New Tibetan Ice Cores Missing A-bomb Blast Markers; Suggest Himalayan Ice Fields Haven't Grown In Last 50 Years - also here, here
Background


Climate change

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Rising CO2 signals wetter storms for Northern Hemisphere - also here
  2. December 12, 2007 - NASA Satellites Help Lift Cloud of Uncertainty on Climate Change
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Fuel cells help make noisy, hot generators a thing of the past - also here, here
  2. December 12, 2007 - Lighting up the Lunar Night with Fuel Cells
  3. December 14, 2007 - Unexpected Activity Of Fuel Cell Catalysts Revealed - also here
  4. December 16, 2007 - Hydrogen Fuel-cell Membrane Structure Conundrum Solved - also here
Background


10nm flash memory

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Toshiba develops basic technology for world's smallest flash memory element in 10nm generation
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Deep-sea drilling yields clues to mega-earthquakes - also here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Large Earthquakes May Broadcast Warnings, But Is Anyone Tuning In To Listen? - also here, here
Background


Organic non-volatile memory

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Taiwan Scientists Discover Gold Nanoparticles Stabilize Organic Memory
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Combining scaffold ingredients yields surprising nanoporous structure
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Honda Robots Pair Up To Lend a Hand - also here, here, here, here
  2. December 14, 2007 - 'Snakebot' navigates its way round slippery problem
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Using Carbon Nanotubes To Seek And Destroy Anthrax Toxin And Other Harmful Proteins - also here, here
Background


Photonic crystal fiber

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Light Sheds On New Fiber's Potential To Change Technology - also here, here
Background


Storing light as sound

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Light is stored as sound
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - NASA'S GLAST Satellite Arrives At Naval Research Lab For Testing
  2. December 19, 2007 - NASA'S GLAST satellite gets unwrapped for the holidays
Background


DNA sequencing technology

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - New technique could dramatically lower costs of DNA sequencing - also here, here
Background


Brain-computer interfaces

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Quantum Communication Over Flawed Networks may be Possible
Background


Laser wakefield accelerators

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Compact synchrotron is unveiled
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Acid seas may kill coral reefs in 50 years
Background



Life sciences


Accelerated human evolution

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Culture Speeds Up Human Evolution
  2. December 10, 2007 - Rapid acceleration in human evolution described
  3. December 10, 2007 - Human Evolution Is Speeding Up
  4. December 10, 2007 - Humans Evolving More Rapidly Than Ever, Say Scientists
  5. December 11, 2007 - Human evolution recently sped up. Regional variations got sharper. Still moving fast? - that's another question
  6. December 11, 2007 - Humans evolving faster than thought
  7. December 11, 2007 - Genome Study Places Modern Humans In Evolutionary Fast Lane
  8. December 11, 2007 - Are Humans Evolving Faster? Findings Suggest We Are Becoming More Different, Not Alike
  9. December 11, 2007 - Human evolution is 'speeding up'
  10. December 11, 2007 - Study finds humans still evolving, and quickly
  11. December 11, 2007 - Researchers: Human Evolution Speeding Up - also here, here, here
  12. December 11, 2007 - Human Evolution Speeding Up, Study Says
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Neanderthal-human hybrid 'a myth'
Background


Obesity and the immune system

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Obesity Is Bacteria's Little Helper
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Brain 'irrelevance filter' found
  2. December 10, 2007 - Brain Differences Identified In Adolescents With Mental Illness - also here
  3. December 13, 2007 - Different Areas Of The Brain Respond To Belief, Disbelief And Uncertainty - also here, here
Background


Cell shape

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Molecular Mechanism Discovered That Plays A Key Role In Giving A Cell Its Shape
Background


Bacterial defense against the immune system

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Pathogens Use Previously Undescribed Mechanism To Sabotage Host Immune System - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial DNA modification

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Bacteria Employ Type Of DNA Modification Never Before Seen In Nature
Background


Cancer, Myc, and microRNA

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Scientists discover new role for miRNA in leukemia - also here, here
  2. December 12, 2007 - Silencing Small But Mighty Cancer Inhibitors - also here, here
  3. December 13, 2007 - Researchers zero in on the tiniest members in the war on cancer
Background, Background


Gelada mate selection

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Where do you stand? Research shows clues in rules of the wild
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Keeping At-risk Cells From Developing Cancer
  2. December 16, 2007 - Cancer: Why The Switch Stays On - also here
Background


Neural correlates of object perception

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Researchers Can Read Thoughts To Decipher What A Person Is Actually Seeing
Background


Neural mechanisms of decision-making

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Neurons In The Frontal Lobe May Be Responsible For Rational Decision-making - also here
Background


Resistance to HDAC inhibitor cancer therapy

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Cancer cell line developed that is resistant to new cancer therapy
Background


Pygmy evolution

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Why Pygmies Evolved to Be Shorter
Background


Sexual chemistry

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - When She's Turned On, Some Of Her Genes Turn Off, Fish Study Shows - also here, here
Background, Background


Evolution of eyes

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Fresh fossil evidence of eye forerunner uncovered - also here
Background


Bipedalism and infant weight in primates

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Walking tall to protect the species - also here
Background


Senesence and predation

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - The bear necessities of aging
Background, Background


Cloning

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - SKoreans clone cats that glow in the dark: officials - also here, here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Scientist clone glow-in-the-dark cats
  3. December 14, 2007 - Cats that glow red in the dark
  4. December 14, 2007 - SKorean Scientists Clone Cats That Glow - also here, here, here
Background


Control of circadian rhythm

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Genetic switch for circadian rhythms discovered - also here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Body clock 'control switch' found
Background


Enzymes

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - The Dynamic Dance Of Enzymes - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - New Computational Technique Can Predict Drug Side Effects - also here, here
Background


Finding regulatory DNA

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - More 'Functional' DNA In Genome Than Previously Thought - also here
Background, Background


Viral infection mechanisms

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Deadly Virus Strips Away Immune System's Defensive Measures - also here
  2. December 14, 2007 - Learning How The Herpes Virus Invades Cells, Through Use Of Bimolecular Complementation
Background, Background


Antibody-dependent enhancement of infection

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Immune Compound Blocks Virus' Ability To Hijack Antibodies - also here
Background


Hormones and mood

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Experts call for better research into link between women's hormones and mood disorders - also here
Background


Evolution of skin color

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Same genetic machinery generates skin color evolution in fish and humans
Background


MicroRNA and cancer stem cells

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - MicroRNA Regulates Cancer Stem Cells: Could Lead To Treating Cancer As A Whole - also here
Background, Background, Background


Complement and synapse elimination

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Immune System May Target Some Brain Synapses, Researchers Find - also here
Background, Background


RNA polymerase II

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Evolution with a restricted number of genes - also here
Background, Background


Autophagy

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Aging gracefully requires taking out the trash - also here
  2. December 14, 2007 - Identification of new genes shows a complex path to cell death - also here
Background


Cellular differentiation and somatic evolution

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - How cell differentiation patterns suppress somatic evolution - also here
Background


TRAIL, inflammation, and cancer

References:
  1. December 15, 2007 - The Long And Winding Trail To Cancer
  2. December 28, 2007 - Cell-death receptor links cancer susceptibility and inflammation - also here
Background, Background


Lost genes and human evolution

References:
  1. December 15, 2007 - Losses Of Long-established Genes Contribute To Human Evolution
Background


Histone crosstalk

References:
  1. December 15, 2007 - Lab sheds light on molecular machinery required for translation of histone crosstalk
Background


Intracellular trafficking

References:
  1. December 16, 2007 - Protein-dependent 'Switch' Regulates Intracellular Trafficking In Epithelial Cells - also here, here
Background


Genetic variation and aging

References:
  1. December 16, 2007 - Genetic Differences Influence Aging Rates In The Wild - also here, here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Umbilical cord blood can help metabolic disorders
  2. December 11, 2007 - Cord Blood Viable Option For Kids With Life-threatening Metabolic Disorders - also here
  3. December 12, 2007 - Stem-cell patch may fix damaged hearts
  4. December 12, 2007 - Stem Cells Overpower Muscle Disease
  5. December 12, 2007 - Stem cells may ease muscular dystrophy - also here
  6. December 12, 2007 - Brain Stem Cells Sensitive To Space Radiation - also here
  7. December 12, 2007 - Stem cell therapy counters muscular dystrophy in mice: study
  8. December 13, 2007 - Granddaddy Of Human Blood Cells Identified
  9. December 13, 2007 - Scientists Overcome Major Obstacles To Stem Cell Heart Repair - also here
  10. December 13, 2007 - Progress cited in fighting dystrophy
  11. December 14, 2007 - Muscular Dystrophy: Reprogrammed Human Adult Stem Cells Rescue Diseased Muscle In Mice - also here
  12. December 16, 2007 - Stem Cells Show Power To Predict Disease, Drug Toxicity
  13. December 16, 2007 - Stem Cells Used to Fix Breast Defects - also here, here
  14. December 16, 2007 - Stem cells used to rebuild breasts after lumpectomies
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Gentler chemo helps patients survive lymphoma
  2. December 10, 2007 - Meat raises lung cancer risk, too, study finds
  3. December 10, 2007 - Mixed results from Bristol-Myers melanoma trials
  4. December 10, 2007 - High blood sugar raises risk of polyp recurrence
  5. December 10, 2007 - Complete Response With Oblimersen Combination Improves Survival Of CLL Patients - also here
  6. December 10, 2007 - Dasatinib, Nilotinib Show Strong Early Results As Frontline Therapy For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - also here
  7. December 10, 2007 - ZOLINZA (vorinostat) in combination with bortezomib demonstrated clinical activity
  8. December 10, 2007 - Growth factor receptor affects prostate cancer progression
  9. December 11, 2007 - Leukemia vaccine triples event-free survival
  10. December 11, 2007 - Leukemia vaccine tested in clinical trials
  11. December 11, 2007 - Extended therapy may benefit breast cancer patients
  12. December 11, 2007 - Evidence Links Anemia Drugs With Leukemic Transformation In Patients With Primary Myelofibrosis
  13. December 11, 2007 - New Therapeutic Options For Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients
  14. December 11, 2007 - Eating More Red And Processed Meats Linked To Greater Risk For Bowel And Lung Cancer, Findings Suggest
  15. December 11, 2007 - Vaccine Improves Event-free Survival For Leukemia Patients - also here
  16. December 11, 2007 - Discovery Opens New Window To Understanding Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - also here
  17. December 11, 2007 - Early Phase II results show bosutinib safe, effective for CML
  18. December 11, 2007 - Scientists develop new drug to outflank cancer resistance
  19. December 12, 2007 - Extracellular Protein Sensitizes Ovarian Cancer Cells To Chemotherapy - also here
  20. December 12, 2007 - Gene Linked To Aggressive Prostate Cancer, Study Finds - also here, here
  21. December 12, 2007 - Researcher Discovers What Fuels Certain Cancer Mutation
  22. December 12, 2007 - Researcher Develops Test For Targeted Therapy In Acute Myeloid Leukemia - also here
  23. December 12, 2007 - Most carriers of Fanconi anemia genes are not at a higher risk of cancer
  24. December 13, 2007 - Cancer and red meat link strengthened
  25. December 13, 2007 - 3-D Mammography Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Screening
  26. December 13, 2007 - Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial Shows Distinct Survival Benefit With Lower Dose Of Steroids
  27. December 13, 2007 - Three-drug Combination 'Extremely Promising' As First-line Therapy For Multiple Myeloma - also here
  28. December 13, 2007 - PET/CT Imaging Proves Golden for Detecting Cancer in Children - also here
  29. December 14, 2007 - Laser scanner gives 3D view inside tumours
  30. December 14, 2007 - Drug Study For Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results
  31. December 14, 2007 - Wild mushroom can fight prostate cancer: researchers
  32. December 14, 2007 - Strong link between obesity and colorectal cancer - also here
  33. December 14, 2007 - Herceptin helps women with multiple chromosomes containing HER2 gene, study finds - also here
  34. December 14, 2007 - Test to spot early breast cancer
  35. December 14, 2007 - Test may spare many women chemotherapy
  36. December 14, 2007 - Men Carry Breast Cancer Genes, Too - also here
  37. December 15, 2007 - A 'Neu' Protein Target In The Treatment Of Breast Cancers
  38. December 15, 2007 - Fewer Breast Patients May Need Chemo - also here, here
  39. December 16, 2007 - Glaxo cancer drug Tykerb shows more brain benefits
  40. December 16, 2007 - Active Compounds Found In Fungus Has Potential To Treat Prostate Cancer - also here, here
  41. December 16, 2007 - Drug combination shrinks breast cancer metastases in brain - also here
  42. December 16, 2007 - Even tiny breast tumors can be aggressive and may require maximum therapy - also here
  43. December 16, 2007 - Key to cancer drug use pinpointed
  44. December 18, 2007 - Even Tiny Breast Tumors May Need Aggressive Treatment - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - China hunts father-and-son bird flu link
  2. December 11, 2007 - China warns of winter bird flu outbreaks
  3. December 12, 2007 - Indonesian man tests positive for bird flu
  4. December 12, 2007 - H5N1 bird flu new sites found in Poland
  5. December 12, 2007 - Russia examines bird flu outbreak at poultry farm
  6. December 13, 2007 - Indonesian man dies from bird flu
  7. December 14, 2007 - WHO confirms Myanmar's first human case of bird flu
  8. December 15, 2007 - Bird Flu Flares Again in Asia - also here
  9. December 15, 2007 - Myanmar Reports 1st Human Bird Flu Case
  10. December 16, 2007 - One dead, five infected with bird flu in Pakistan
  11. December 16, 2007 - WHO to Investigate Pakistan Bird Flu - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - High blood pressure tied to dementia: researchers
  2. December 10, 2007 - High blood pressure ups risk of mental decline
  3. December 10, 2007 - Sticking with sleep apnea treatment cuts BP
  4. December 10, 2007 - Heart artery deposits risky even in low-risk women
  5. December 10, 2007 - Good physical functioning tied to lower stroke risk
  6. December 10, 2007 - Depression Linked To Death Following Heart Attack - also here
  7. December 11, 2007 - Abdominal Fat Distribution Predicts Heart Disease, Study Shows - also here
  8. December 11, 2007 - Up to half of hypertension patients are not reaching blood pressure goals
  9. December 12, 2007 - Lipitor ups risk of bleeding stroke: study
  10. December 12, 2007 - Cholesterol drugs may raise brain hemorrhage risk
  11. December 12, 2007 - Calcium In Coronary Arteries May Be Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Disease In Low-risk Women
  12. December 12, 2007 - Good Physical Function After Age 40 Tied To Reduced Risk Of Stroke - also here
  13. December 12, 2007 - High Blood Pressure Associated With Risk For Mild Cognitive Impairment - also here
  14. December 12, 2007 - Study: Monthly Fasting May Help Heart - also here, here, here
  15. December 13, 2007 - Cholesterol-lowering Drugs And The Risk Of Hemorrhagic Stroke - also here
  16. December 13, 2007 - Blood Pressure Drug Telmisartan Shows Powerful Activity Against Stroke - also here, here
  17. December 15, 2007 - Cardiovascular Disease: New Ideas For Treatment Of Atherosclerosis
  18. December 17, 2007 - Most Adults With Conditions That Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk Have High Blood Pressure
Background


Mediterranean diet

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Mediterranean diet lengthens Americans' lives - also here
  2. December 11, 2007 - Mediterranean Diet And Physical Activity Each Associated With Lower Death Rate Over 5 Years - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Brain Overgrowth In One-year-olds Linked To Development Of Autism, Study Says - also here
Background


Nicotine addiction

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Nicotine Addiction Might Be Controlled By Influencing Brain Mechanisms - also here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - New Strategy For Developing Fast-acting Antidepressants - also here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Venlafaxine extended-release effective for patients with major depression - also here
Background


Obesity, metabolism, diabetes, and cancer

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Obesity And Metabolism: Weight Gain And The Growing Risk Of Cancer
Background, Background, Background


Alcohol and the brain

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Secrets Of Alcohol's Effect On Brain Cells Revealed - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Sugary Beverages May Increase Alzheimer's Risk
  2. December 11, 2007 - Lipids In The Brain An Important Factor For Alzheimer's Disease?
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Research says Diabetics Most at Risk from Neglected Post Meal Sugar Peak - also here, here
  2. December 11, 2007 - Smoking raises risk for diabetes, researchers say
  3. December 12, 2007 - Smoking Associated With Increased Risk Of Diabetes, Study Finds - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - Combination therapy including antibiotics may be beneficial for multiple sclerosis - also here
Background


Dopamine neurons, FOXA2, and Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - The birth and death of dopamine neurons: A new model for neurodegeneration
Background, Background


Variability of effects of food on metabolism

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - New research promises personalized dietary guidelines
Background


Nanoparticle drug delivery

References:
  1. December 10, 2007 - 'Golden bullet' shows promise for killing common parasite - also here
Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Bile acid may improve hepatitis C therapy response
Background


Sleep and mortality

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Too little or too much sleep tied to death risk
Background


Cytokines and automimmune disease

References:
  1. December 11, 2007 - Delicate Protein Balance Behind Immune System Response Uncovered - also here
Background, Background


Nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Nanoparticles release drugs on demand
Background, Background, Background


Thiazolidinedione diabetes drugs

References:
  1. December 12, 2007 - Use Of Diabetes Medication By Older Adults Linked With Increased Risk Of Heart Problems, Death
  2. December 12, 2007 - Avandia risks highlighted
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Semen chemical promotes HIV infection
  2. December 13, 2007 - Ingredient in human semen may enhance HIV infection
  3. December 13, 2007 - Semen boosts HIV transmission
  4. December 14, 2007 - Semen protein ushers HIV into cells
  5. December 14, 2007 - Semen Ingredient 'Drastically' Enhances HIV Infection
Background


Nerve regeneration

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Polymer scaffolds may restore damaged nerves
  2. December 13, 2007 - Neurotransmitters In Biopolymers Stimulate Nerve Regeneration - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Researcher: Cause and Treatment for Parkinson's "In Our Sights"
  2. December 14, 2007 - Green Tea May Protect Brain Cells Against Parkinson's Disease - also here
Background


Inflammatory diseases

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - How Bacteria In Cows' Milk May Cause Crohn's Disease - also here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Zebrafish Study Shows Key Enzyme In Gut Is A Peacemaker - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. December 13, 2007 - Molecular 'Trip Switch' Shuts Down Inflammatory Response: Important Implications For Lupus - also here
  2. December 13, 2007 - Profound immune system discovery opens door to halting destruction of lupus
  3. December 16, 2007 - New approach for attacking lupus identified - also here
Background


Health benefits of alcohol

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - A Drink To Healthy Aging - also here
Background


Vaccines and Lewis carbohydrate sequences

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Why Vaccines Directed Against Cancer, HIV Don't Work
Background, Background


Interacting pathogens

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Can Interacting Pathogens Explain Disease Patterns? - also here
Background


Fructose and metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. December 14, 2007 - Too Much Fructose Could Leave Dieters Sugar Shocked - also here, here
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. December 15, 2007 - Effective New Treatment For Schizophrenia
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 15, 2007 - New target for anti-malaria drugs
Background


Stem cell gene therapy

References:
  1. December 16, 2007 - Advancing Stem Cell Gene Therapy - also here
Background, Background


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