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Volume 7, Number 10
March 10, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Controlled fusion
The Standard Model
Plate tectonics
Hydrogen storage using carbon nanotubes
Photonic crystals
Carbon nanotubes
Black holes
Robotics
Gamma-ray bursts
Photovoltaics
Silicon photonics
Gravitational astronomy
Tests of gravity at very short distances
WMAP 5-year data
Nanotechnology
Planetary nebulae
Laboratory black hole model
Water on Mars
Quantum computing
Quantum optical entanglement
Quantum dot data storage
Quantum dot solar cells
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
Extrasolar planets
Graphene
DNA nanotechnology
Cosmic rays
Supernovae
Sea level variability
Star formation

Life sciences

MicroRNA
Language and color perception
Evolution of plant seeds
Longevity genes
Progeria syndrome, stem cells, and Notch
Ciliary neurotrophic factor
Apoptosis
Sex differences in cognition and brain activity
Immune system proteins and synapse formation
Brain-imaging studies
Homo floresiensis
Cancer biology
Unsaturated fats and gene expression
Auditory perception
Adipocyte formation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Codon bias in viruses
Intuition
Early animal phylogeny
Endorphins
Learning, arts, and the brain
Heritability of personality traits
Metagenomics
Origins of viruses and archaea
Methylation
Non-conscious motivation
Blowfly nervous system
MicroRNA and stem cells

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Depression
Dietary recommendations
Influenza
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
AIDS
Stem cells
Diabetes
Avian flu
Nicotine
Inflammation and macular degeneration
Genetics of anxiety disorder
Bipolar disorder
Leptin, obesity, and hypertension
PPAR-γ and blood pressure
Cancer vaccines
BDNF, anxiety, and alcoholism
Autoimmune diseases
Parkinson's disease
Cholesterol
Malaria
Autism
Tuberculosis
Antioxidants
Tissue engineering
Serotonin
Antibiotics
Endocannabinoids
DNA vaccines
Allergies and lipid domains
Inflammatory bowel disease
Vaccines



Physical sciences and technology


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Field Strength And Density Of Fusion Implosions Aid Quest For Fusion Energy
  2. March 5, 2008 - Magnets touted as fix for fusion reactor
Background


The Standard Model

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Supercomputer Confirms Standard Model Theory Of The Universe, Deepens Puzzle
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Subduction Zones And Plate Movement On West Coast of Canada And US
Background


Hydrogen storage using carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - The March of the Carbon Nanotubes
Background, Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - From opals to optical chips
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Physicists roll out nanotube paper
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Colliding black holes may leave infrared afterglow
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Snake robot uses obstacles for propulsion
  2. March 4, 2008 - First Humanoid Robot That Will Develop Language May Be Coming Soon
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Binary 'deathstar' has Earth in its sights
  2. March 6, 2008 - 'Death Star' found pointing at Earth
  3. March 10, 2008 - Real Death Star Could Strike Earth
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Steel Forges Foundation For Cheaper Solar Power
Background


Silicon photonics

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Squeezed electrons shed light on silicon
Background


Gravitational astronomy

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Gravitational astronomy: Hearing the heavens
  2. March 9, 2008 - UWM lab crunches data to seek mysterious gravitational waves
Background


Tests of gravity at very short distances

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Gravity-test constrains new forces
Background


WMAP 5-year data

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Universe submerged in a sea of chilled neutrinos
  2. March 7, 2008 - NASA Probe Finds Sea Of Cosmic Neutrinos, New Evidence Of Early Universe - also here, here, here
  3. March 7, 2008 - NASA Data Sheds Light on Early Universe
  4. March 9, 2008 - Gauging Age of Universe Becomes More Precise
  5. March 11, 2008 - A New Day in Precision Cosmology
  6. March 11, 2008 - Cosmic 'treasure trove' revealed
  7. March 12, 2008 - WMAP gives thumbs-up to cosmological model
  8. March 15, 2008 - Microwave Glow Powers Cosmic Insights
Background, Background, Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Surface Dislocation Nucleation: Strength Is But Skin Deep At The Nanoscale - also here
  2. March 5, 2008 - Gold Can Be Made Magnetic On The Nanoscale Through Oxygenation - also here
  3. March 6, 2008 - Cellular Construction Methods Emulated at Nano-scale - also here
  4. March 7, 2008 - Nanoswitches Toggled By Light
Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Last Confessions Of A Dying Star - also here
Background


Laboratory black hole model

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Fiber-Optic Event Horizon Mimics Black Hole
  2. March 6, 2008 - Artificial black hole created in lab
  3. March 6, 2008 - Black Holes Made of Light
  4. March 6, 2008 - Black Hole Effect Created in Lab
  5. March 6, 2008 - 'Black hole' made from light
  6. March 7, 2008 - Scientists Make Fake Black Hole in a Phone Line
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Possibly Once-habitable Ancient Martian Lake Discovered - also here
  2. March 6, 2008 - Once-Habitable Lake Found on Mars
  3. March 7, 2008 - Mars crater's ancient lakes may have been habitable
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Future 'Quantum Computers' Will Offer Increased Efficiency And Security Risks - also here, here
Background


Quantum optical entanglement

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Physicists Transcribe Entanglement into and out of a Quantum Memory
  2. March 6, 2008 - Entangled memory is a first
  3. March 11, 2008 - Entangled-Light Pair Stored in Atomic Memory
Background


Quantum dot data storage

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Quantum dot memory may be 'Holy Grail' of computing
Background, Background


Quantum dot solar cells

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Quantum Dots May Lead to Rainbow Solar Cell
Background, Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - GLAST Spacecraft Arrives In Florida To Prepare For Launch - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Alpha Centauri Should Harbor Detectable, Earth-like Planets - also here
  2. March 7, 2008 - Nearest Star System Might Harbor Earth Twin
  3. March 10, 2008 - Alpha Centauri might harbour an 'Earth'
  4. March 10, 2008 - If Alpha Centauri Has Earth-Like Planets, We Can Detect Them
  5. March 12, 2008 - Alpha Centauri May Have Earth-like, Habitable Planets
  6. March 19, 2008 - Alpha Centauri may have Earth-like worlds
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - IBM researchers quell nanoscale interference
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Nanotubes measure DNA conductivity
  2. March 8, 2008 - Nano-rings Made of Double-Stranded DNA, With Little Gaps For New Molecules
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Ancient star may prove supernova-cosmic ray link
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Supernova Outbreak: X rays signal earliest alert
Background


Sea level variability

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Ocean ups and downs - the long view
Background, Background


Star formation

References:
  1. March 9, 2008 - Newborn Stars: Seeing Dark Filaments Inside A Molecular Cloud - also here
Background



Life sciences


MicroRNA

References:
  1. March 2, 2008 - miRNA controls skin cell growth
  2. March 5, 2008 - Short RNA Strand Helps Exposed Skin Cells Protect Body From Bacteria, Dehydration And Even Cancer - also here, here
  3. March 12, 2008 - MicroRNA-203 Helps Build Skin's Protective Barrier
Background


Language and color perception

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Perception coloured by language
Background, Background


Evolution of plant seeds

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Urban weed seeds stay close to home
  2. March 3, 2008 - How Weeds Take to Cities
  3. March 3, 2008 - Weed's seeds evolve quickly in the city
Background


Longevity genes

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - 'Long-life' genes found in 100-year-old humans
  2. March 4, 2008 - "Methuselah" Mutation Linked to Longer Life
  3. March 4, 2008 - Shorter Women May Have Very Long Lives: Gene Mutation Found - also here, here
  4. March 8, 2008 - Gene mutations may be key to long life
Background


Progeria syndrome, stem cells, and Notch

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Too Old, Too Fast
  2. March 3, 2008 - Adult Stem Cell Changes Underlie Rare Genetic Disease Associated With Accelerated Aging - also here
  3. March 5, 2008 - Stem cells study provides clues to aging
Background, Background


Ciliary neurotrophic factor

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Two-protein Complex Protects Nerve Cells
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Key Step In Programmed Cell Death Discovered - also here
Background


Sex differences in cognition and brain activity

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Sex Differences Extend Into The Brain
  2. March 5, 2008 - Are Women Really Better at Language?
  3. March 5, 2008 - Boys' And Girls' Brains Are Different: Gender Differences In Language Appear Biological - also here, here
  4. March 7, 2008 - He Heard, She Heard
Background, Background


Immune system proteins and synapse formation

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Are Immune System Molecules Brain-Builders - And Destroyers?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Brain scans support surprising differences in perception between Westerners and Asians - also here, here
  2. March 5, 2008 - Mind-reading machine knows what the eye can see
  3. March 5, 2008 - Mind-reading with a brain scan
  4. March 5, 2008 - Test shows possibility to see what others do
  5. March 5, 2008 - Seeing Through the Mind's Eye
  6. March 5, 2008 - "Brain Reading" Device Can Predict What People See
  7. March 6, 2008 - Do You See What I See? Translating Images out of Brain Waves
  8. March 6, 2008 - Mind-reading computer picks your card
  9. March 7, 2008 - Imagination is the key to vocal mimicry
  10. March 7, 2008 - Adolescents At Risk Of Developing A Substance-use Disorder Have Deficits In Frontal Brain Activation
  11. March 7, 2008 - Children Of Alcoholics: Different Brain Regions Affect Who May Or May Not Develop Alcohol Problems - also here
  12. March 8, 2008 - How Hunger Motivates
  13. March 10, 2008 - Pick a photo, any photo
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Hobbit was 'a cretin'
  2. March 4, 2008 - Indonesian fossils belonged to diet-poor dwarfs
  3. March 5, 2008 - Were the Flores Hobbits Really Cretins?
  4. March 5, 2008 - Is the hobbit just a dwarf cretin?
  5. March 5, 2008 - New twist in Hobbit-human debate
  6. March 6, 2008 - Hobbits May Be Human After All
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Cancers inhibited by embryonic stem cell protein
  2. March 4, 2008 - Researchers ID Promising New Cancer Drug
  3. March 5, 2008 - Protein In Embryonic Stem Cells Control Malignant Tumor Cells
  4. March 8, 2008 - Cell Recycling Protects Tumor Cells From Anti-cancer Therapy - also here
Background


Unsaturated fats and gene expression

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Receptor Revealed That Turns On Genes After Consuming Unsaturated Fats
Background, Background


Auditory perception

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Pitch is key to cocktail party conversation: study
  2. March 8, 2008 - More Than Meets The Ear In Successful Cocktail Party Conversations - also here
Background


Adipocyte formation

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Protein that could fight obesity discovered: Swedish study
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Molecular Alliance Identified that Sustains Embryonic Stem-Cell State
  2. March 6, 2008 - Molecular Alliance That Sustains Embryonic Stem Cell State Identified - also here, here, here, here
  3. March 7, 2008 - Stem-cell claim gets cold reception
Background


Codon bias in viruses

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Viruses Evolve To Play By Host Rules - also here, here
Background


Intuition

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Intuition Is More Than Just A Hunch, Says New Research
Background


Early animal phylogeny

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Tree Of Animal Life Has Branches Rearranged, By Evolutionary Biologists - also here
Background


Endorphins

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Runners' High Demonstrated: Brain Imaging Shows Release Of Endorphins In Brain - also here
Background, Background


Learning, arts, and the brain

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Are Smart People Drawn To The Arts Or Does Arts Training Make People Smarter?
Background, Background


Heritability of personality traits

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Happy genes set you up for life
Background


Metagenomics

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Mysteries Of Oceanic Bacteria Probed - also here
  2. March 9, 2008 - Biologists Surprised To Find Parochial Bacterial Viruses - also here
Background, Background


Origins of viruses and archaea

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Transfer RNA transforms tree of life
  2. March 10, 2008 - History Of Life Seen In The Structure Of Transfer RNA
Background, Background


Methylation

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Methylation Process Is Transient, Cyclical And Dynamic, Not Static As Previously Thought
Background


Non-conscious motivation

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Profound Impact Of Our Unconscious On Reaching Goals Revealed - also here
Background


Blowfly nervous system

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - Language of a fly proves surprising - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA and stem cells

References:
  1. March 9, 2008 - Role Of Tiny RNAs In Controlling Stem Cell Fate Identified - also here, here, here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Review finds no good drugs for dementia
  2. March 7, 2008 - PET's Targeted Imaging May Lead To Earlier Diagnosis Of Dementia And Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Media Perpetuates Unsubstantiated Chemical Imbalance Theory Of Depression, Study Shows - also here
  2. March 4, 2008 - Low Testosterone Levels Associated With Depression In Older Men - also here
  3. March 4, 2008 - 'Testosterone link' to depression
Background, Background


Dietary recommendations

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - How Do Dietary Guides Match Up?
Background


Influenza

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Major Mid-century Influenza Epidemics Caused By Novel Hybrid Viruses
  2. March 4, 2008 - Why flu strikes in cold weather
  3. March 7, 2008 - Cause Of Flu Epidemics Uncovered - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Smoking's Effects On Genes May Play A Role In Lung Cancer Development And Survival
  2. March 4, 2008 - PET/CT Planning Beneficial For Head And Neck Cancer Patients - also here
  3. March 4, 2008 - Chemotherapy With Chemoradiation For Pancreatic Cancer Has Small Survival Benefit
  4. March 4, 2008 - New Model For Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Validated In Multiple Ethnic Groups - also here
  5. March 4, 2008 - New Study Of Targeted Therapies For Breast Cancer Is Model For Global Clinical Trials
  6. March 4, 2008 - Recurrent Brain Cancer Responds To New Treatment
  7. March 4, 2008 - Finding Cancer At An Early Stage
  8. March 4, 2008 - Biomagnetics Developed For Use In New Breast Cancer Tests
  9. March 4, 2008 - New Genetic Marker For Breast Cancer Identified
  10. March 4, 2008 - Novel Mechanism Found That May Boost Impaired Function Of Leukemia Protein
  11. March 4, 2008 - 'Innocent Bystanders' Can Be The Cause Of Tumor Development - also here
  12. March 4, 2008 - Flat Growths May Be Worse Than Polyps
  13. March 4, 2008 - Hormone Use Linked to Cancer Risks
  14. March 5, 2008 - Blood test indicates spread of prostate cancer
  15. March 5, 2008 - Colonoscopies could miss dangerous lesions: report
  16. March 5, 2008 - Mouse Model Tightly Matches Pediatric Tumor Syndrome, Will Speed Drug Hunt - also here
  17. March 5, 2008 - Arsenic Aids Tumor Imaging When Joined To Cancer-homing Drug, Researchers Find - also here
  18. March 5, 2008 - New Target For Cancer Therapy May Improve Treatment For Solid Tumors - also here
  19. March 5, 2008 - Identifying Potential Cancer Treatments Of Herbal Origin - also here, here
  20. March 5, 2008 - Easily Overlooked Lesions Tied to Colon Cancer
  21. March 5, 2008 - Cancer risk found after hormone therapy ends
  22. March 6, 2008 - Estrogen predicts breast cancer recurrence: study
  23. March 6, 2008 - Study of hormone therapy shows some risks persist
  24. March 6, 2008 - New colon screening recommendations offer choices
  25. March 6, 2008 - Health Groups Issue Updated Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines - also here
  26. March 6, 2008 - AGA supports new guidelines favoring tests that prevent colorectal cancer
  27. March 6, 2008 - New guidelines update recommendations on colorectal cancer screening
  28. March 6, 2008 - High Levels Of Estrogen Associated With Breast Cancer Recurrence - also here, here
  29. March 6, 2008 - New Colon Cancer Screening Guides Issued - also here
  30. March 7, 2008 - Blood thinners like aspirin may fight cancer: study
  31. March 7, 2008 - Flat Colon Lesions Relatively Common, Associated With Colorectal Cancer - also here
  32. March 7, 2008 - Cancer Risk Slightly Higher For Women In Discontinued Hormone Treatment Trial - also here, here
  33. March 7, 2008 - Aspirin Could Reduce Breast Cancer And Help Existing Sufferers, Review of Studies Suggests - also here
  34. March 7, 2008 - Fugitive cancer cells can be blocked by stopping blood cells that aid them - also here, here
  35. March 9, 2008 - Severe Psychological Stress May Be Linked To Breast Cancer - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Low-fat Diets More Likely To Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease Than Low-carb Diets - also here
  2. March 4, 2008 - Drinking may boost blood pressure more than thought
  3. March 4, 2008 - Comprehensive Diagnosis Of Heart Disease With A Single CT Scan - also here, here
  4. March 4, 2008 - Psychological Distress, Not Depression, Linked To Increased Risk Of Stroke
  5. March 4, 2008 - Clinical Depression Raises Risk Of Death For Heart Attack Patients Years After Attack - also here
  6. March 4, 2008 - Blueberry and green tea containing supplement protects against stroke damage - also here
  7. March 5, 2008 - Arthritis pill cuts heart attack risk: study
  8. March 5, 2008 - Binge Drinking: The More You Drink On Drinking Days, The Greater Your Risk Of Death From Cardiovascular Disease - also here, here
  9. March 6, 2008 - Strokes more common in springtime
  10. March 6, 2008 - Researchers Describe Mechanisms By Which Capon Gene Causes Heart Rhythm Disturbances - also here, here
  11. March 6, 2008 - Alcohol Intake Increases Risk Of Hypertension, High Blood Pressure In Certain Populations - also here
  12. March 6, 2008 - New Potential Drug Target For The Treatment Of Atherosclerosis - also here
  13. March 6, 2008 - Smoking and high blood pressure: a double blow for bleeding stroke risk - also here
  14. March 7, 2008 - Finally, a reason to start drinking alcohol
  15. March 7, 2008 - Strong link between smoking and stroke in Chinese men
  16. March 7, 2008 - Arthritis Medications Reduce Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Suggests - also here, here
  17. March 7, 2008 - Hope over high blood pressure jab
  18. March 8, 2008 - Genetic Variation To Predict Initial Response To Warfarin Identified
  19. March 8, 2008 - Alcohol 'quickly' cuts heart risk
  20. March 10, 2008 - Moderate Alcohol Consumption In Middle Age Can Lower Cardiac Risk, Study Shows - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Nanomedicine System Engineered To Enhance Therapeutic Effects Of Injectable Drugs - also here
  2. March 7, 2008 - Switchable nanovalves: pH-sensitive pseudorotaxane as reversible gate for drug nanotransporter
  3. March 7, 2008 - Assembly technique for tiny wires may help detect cancer, other diseases - also here, here
  4. March 9, 2008 - Anti-rejection Nanotherapy Shows Promise In Rodent Lung Transplant Model
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - HIV Breakthrough: Protein That Fights Immunodeficiency Identified - also here
  2. March 7, 2008 - Neural Progenitor Cells As Reservoirs For HIV In The Brain - also here
  3. March 7, 2008 - Immune Cells Genetically Engineered Into Potent Weapons For Battling HIV - also here
  4. March 7, 2008 - Virtual human puts HIV drug to test
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Stem Cell Trial Offers Hope For Patients With Severe Ischemic Heart Disease
  2. March 4, 2008 - Toxins In Oil Spills And Cigarette Smoke Prevent Stem Cells From Becoming Cartilage - also here
  3. March 4, 2008 - Novel transcription factors for stemness
  4. March 5, 2008 - The placental origin of HSCs
  5. March 6, 2008 - Blood Stem Cells Originate And Are Nurtured In The Placenta - also here, here
  6. March 9, 2008 - New Stem Cell Technique Improves Genetic Alteration - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 3, 2008 - Frog skin diabetes treatment hope
  2. March 5, 2008 - South American Frog Secretions Stimulate Insulin Release, Could Offer Diabetes Treatment Hope
  3. March 6, 2008 - Fat accumulation: a key factor in diabetes risk
  4. March 6, 2008 - Diabetes May Be Disorder Of Upper Intestine: Surgery May Correct It - also here
  5. March 7, 2008 - Eli Lilly drops inhaled insulin program
  6. March 7, 2008 - Workouts boost function of insulin-making cells
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, 20th in country
  2. March 5, 2008 - Indonesia says H5N1 samples show no signs of mutation
  3. March 7, 2008 - Hong Kong wild bird tests positive for H5N1
  4. March 7, 2008 - Egyptian boy diagnosed with bird flu
  5. March 9, 2008 - Fresh bird flu cases reported in India
Background


Nicotine

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Nicotine's Effects Are Receptor Specific
Background


Inflammation and macular degeneration

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Genes Involved In Inflammation May Hold Clue To Age-related Macular Degeneration
Background


Genetics of anxiety disorder

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Gene Variants May Increase Risk Of Anxiety Disorders - also here
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. March 4, 2008 - Tamoxifen May Help Treat Mania In Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Background


Leptin, obesity, and hypertension

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Rare Syndrome Provides Clues On Obesity, Blood Pressure - also here, here
Background, Background


PPAR-γ and blood pressure

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Why Certain Diabetes Drugs Appear To Lower Blood Pressure - also here, here
Background, Background


Cancer vaccines

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Novel Way To Develop Tumor Vaccines: Regulate Immune Inhibitor To Overcome Tumor Supression - also here
Background, Background, Background


BDNF, anxiety, and alcoholism

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Brain Chemistry Ties Anxiety And Alcoholism - also here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Seven Gene Regions Linked To Celiac Disease - also here
  2. March 5, 2008 - Psoriasis Lesions Loaded With Newly Discovered Immune Cell
  3. March 6, 2008 - Watery Pools In Bone Marrow Key To Psoriatic Arthritic Damage - also here
  4. March 7, 2008 - New Protein Discovery Helps Researchers Understand Autoimmune Diseases - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 5, 2008 - Genome-wide association study on Parkinson's disease finds public home at NIH
  2. March 7, 2008 - Conditional Model of Parkinson's Disease Developed
Background


Cholesterol

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Many Patients Can Reach LDL Cholesterol Goal Through Dietary Changes Alone, Study Shows
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - New Blood Test Detects Antibodies That Protect Against Malaria - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Sticky Blood Protein Yields Clues To Autism - also here, here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Scientists seek to disarm TB's 'molecular weapon' - also here, here
  2. March 7, 2008 - New TB test means quicker and easier diagnosis for patients - also here, here
  3. March 7, 2008 - Faster TB test results on the way
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Study finds that broccoli may help boost the aging immune system - also here
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. March 6, 2008 - Researchers control growth rate of replacement blood vessels, tissues
Background


Serotonin

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Mother-daughter Conflict, Low Serotonin Level May Be Deadly Combination - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Synthetic Peptoids Hold Forth Promise For New Antibiotics - also here, here, here
Background


Endocannabinoids

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Curing addiction with cannabis medicines - also here, here
Background


DNA vaccines

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - DNA vaccines that home in on DCs are more potent - also here
Background


Allergies and lipid domains

References:
  1. March 7, 2008 - Allergic response tied to lipid molecules in cell membrane - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. March 8, 2008 - New Mouse Model Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Created And Successfully Treated - also here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. March 9, 2008 - Engineered Protein Shows Potential As A Strep Vaccine
Background


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