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Volume 7, Number 12
March 24, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Water on Mars
Supernovae
Nanophotonics
Extrasolar planets
High-energy cosmic rays
Solitons
Global warming
Ultra-fast, ultra-intense lasers
DNA nanotechnology
Diophantine equations
Three-dimensional data storage
Protoplanetary systems
Supersymmetry
Matter-antimatter asymmetry
Terahertz radiation
Gamma-ray bursts
Solar cells
Entanglement and quantum theory
Fuel cells
Robotics
KT mass extinction
Water on Titan
Spintronics
Planetary formation
Molecular electronics
James Webb Space Telescope
Quantum decoherence
Hydrogen storage
Superconductivity
Quantum communications
Gondwana
Nanotechnology
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Quantum dot data storage
Galaxy evolution
Quantum information
Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Life sciences

Brain-imaging studies
Cancer biology
Homo floresiensis
Adaptation of neural networks to perceptual stimuli
Visual depth perception
MicroRNA and tissue regeneration
Human migration out of Africa
Probiotic bacteria and cytokines
Mammalian egg yolks
Animal complexity and evolution
Fungi and the evolution of sex chromosomes
Transposons
Gene expression, obesity, and disease
Computer study of DNA stability near hydrothermal vents
Metagenomics
Monogamy
Hominid bipedalism
Ediacaran fauna
Variability of protein structure
Designer enzymes
Molecular evolution
Neanderthals and genetic drift
Nogo receptors and neuroplasticity
Insulin, aging, and lifespan
Small RNAs in plants
Telomerase
Agricultural biotechnology
Color vision
DNA damage
T cell homeostasis
Intracellular transport
MicroRNA and stem cells
Human-specific genes
MicroRNA and cancer

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Autoimmune diseases
Th17 cells and interleukin-17
Malaria
Autism
Rheumatoid arthritis
Avian flu
Schizophrenia
Multiple sclerosis
Tuberculosis
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Genetics and medicine
Diabetes
Lupus
Prions
AIDS
Simulation of gene deletion therapy
Antibiotics
Blood vessels
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Sleep apnea
Resveratrol and diabetes
Stem cells from therapeutic cloning
Parkinson's disease
Gene therapy
Defenses of HPV from the immune system
Metabolic syndrome



Physical sciences and technology


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Fizzy water powered 'super' geysers on ancient Mars
  2. March 20, 2008 - Chloride salts on Mars may have preserved past life
  3. March 20, 2008 - Mars Salt Deposit Discovery Points To A New Place To Hunt For Life's Ancient Traces - also here
  4. March 20, 2008 - Newly Found Martian Salt Deposits Suggest Ancient Life
  5. March 20, 2008 - Mars Probe Spots Ancient Salt Deposits
  6. March 20, 2008 - Hundreds of Salt Deposits Spotted on Mars
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - An Oxygen Factory in a Nearby Galaxy
  2. March 20, 2008 - Light 'echoes' help gauge supernova's fury
  3. March 20, 2008 - Centuries-Old Supernova "Echoes" Detected
  4. March 20, 2008 - Heavyweight Contender
  5. March 22, 2008 - Powerful Stellar Explosion: An Action Replay - also here, here
  6. April 21, 2008 - Echo of Ancient Cosmic Explosion Seen
Background


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Nanophotonic switch device for routing light on a chip scale
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 16, 2008 - NASA's Hubble finds first organic molecule on exoplanet
  2. March 17, 2008 - Hubble Detects First Organic Molecule Around Exoplanet
  3. March 19, 2008 - Scientists spot organic molecule on distant planet
  4. March 19, 2008 - Whiffs From an Alien World
  5. March 19, 2008 - Hubble Finds First Organic Molecule On Extrasolar Planet - also here, here
  6. March 19, 2008 - Key Organic Molecule Detected at Extrasolar Planet
  7. March 19, 2008 - Methane found on distant world
  8. March 19, 2008 - Methane Detected on Distant Planet - also here, here
  9. March 20, 2008 - First Whiff of Methane in Extrasolar Planet's Atmosphere
  10. March 20, 2008 - Methane spotted on distant planet
  11. March 20, 2008 - Marker of life detected on distant exoplanet
  12. March 22, 2008 - Local exoplanet revealed to be sizzling hot
Background


High-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Fly's eye detector spies cosmic-ray cut-off
  2. March 21, 2008 - Study confirms 1966 prediction: The most energetic particles in the universe are not from the neighborhood - also here
Background


Solitons

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - First unchanging 'soliton' wave found in space
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Thickest, oldest Arctic ice is melting
  2. March 18, 2008 - Arctic losing long-term ice cover
  3. March 19, 2008 - Arctic Sea Ice Still At Risk Despite Cold Winter, NASA Says - also here, here
  4. March 19, 2008 - Perennial Arctic Ice Cover Diminishing, Officials Say
  5. March 20, 2008 - Arctic Sea Ice Builds, But Vulnerable - also here, here
  6. March 20, 2008 - Global Warming Rushes Timing of Spring - also here
  7. March 23, 2008 - Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming
Background


Ultra-fast, ultra-intense lasers

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Ultra-fast, Ultra-intense Laser Has Clean-cut Advantage
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - DNA-Guided Nanoparticle Assembly
Background


Diophantine equations

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Mathematicians Find New Solutions To An Ancient Puzzle
Background


Three-dimensional data storage

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Information Storage in Three Dimensions
Background


Protoplanetary systems

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Water Vapor Hints at Planets Forming Around Nearby Stars
  2. March 19, 2008 - Water Vapor Detected in Protoplanetary Disks
Background


Supersymmetry

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Supersymmetry could be seen in ultracold atoms
Background


Matter-antimatter asymmetry

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Flipping particle could explain missing antimatter
  2. March 19, 2008 - Japanese particle accelerator hints at 'new physics'
  3. March 20, 2008 - Glimpses of a New Subatomic Particle?
  4. March 20, 2008 - New twist to matter-antimatter mystery
  5. March 20, 2008 - Mesons could offer new clue in antimatter mystery
  6. March 30, 2008 - Why Matter Matters In The Universe - also here, here
  7. April 3, 2008 - Matter-Antimatter Split Hints at Physics Breakdown
Background, Background, Background


Terahertz radiation

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Terahertz video transfer is foretaste of future wireless
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - The smallest telescope detects the largest cosmic explosion
  2. March 20, 2008 - Death of massive star creates brightest burst ever seen
  3. March 21, 2008 - NASA Satellite Detects Naked-Eye Explosion Halfway Across Universe
  4. March 21, 2008 - A Stellar Explosion You Could See on Earth! - also here
  5. March 21, 2008 - Universe's most powerful blast visible to the naked eye
  6. March 21, 2008 - Powerful stellar blast sighted
  7. March 21, 2008 - Stunning Gamma Ray Burst Explosion Detected Halfway Across Universe
  8. March 21, 2008 - Stellar Explosion Is Most Distant Object Visible to Naked Eye
  9. March 21, 2008 - Star Explodes Halfway Across Universe - also here
  10. March 24, 2008 - A Record-Breaking Gamma-Ray Burst
  11. March 25, 2008 - Cosmic blast is 7.5-billion-year-old gamma ray burst
  12. March 27, 2008 - World's First Movie Of Black Hole Birth
Background


Solar cells

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Toward The Next Generation Of High-efficiency Plastic Solar Cells
  2. March 20, 2008 - Substantial improvement in essential cheap solar cell process - also here
Background, Background, Background


Entanglement and quantum theory

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Loopy Photons Clarify 'Spookiness' Of Quantum Physics - also here, here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - New nanoparticle catalyst brings fuel-cell cars closer to showroom
  2. March 20, 2008 - Findings could improve fuel cell efficiency - also here, here
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Climbing robot throws its weight around
  2. March 20, 2008 - Robot Fetches Objects With Just A Point And A Click - also here
Background


KT mass extinction

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Volcanoes fingered for 'crime of the Cretaceous'
  2. March 20, 2008 - Gas-belching volcanoes may have killed dinosaurs
Background


Water on Titan

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Titan's changing spin hints at hidden ocean
  2. March 20, 2008 - Saturn's moon Titan may harbor underground ocean
  3. March 20, 2008 - A Deep Ocean--and Life?--for Titan
  4. March 20, 2008 - What's Up with Titan's Spin?
  5. March 20, 2008 - Evidence for Ocean Found at Saturn's Moon Titan
  6. March 20, 2008 - Saturn moon may have hidden ocean
  7. March 20, 2008 - Saturn Moon May Have Ocean of Water - also here, here
  8. March 21, 2008 - Signs of Hidden Ocean Underneath Titan's Crust
  9. March 21, 2008 - Titan harbours hidden ocean
  10. March 21, 2008 - Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan's Crust, Cassini Spacecraft Finds - also here, here, here
  11. March 29, 2008 - Titan may harbor underground ocean
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Diamond "Spin-Bath" Gives Crystal View of Quantum Ripples
  2. April 5, 2008 - Quantum Cocoon
Background, Background


Planetary formation

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Mars, Earth And Moon From 'Unique Planetary Nursery' - also here
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Bridge From Conventional To Molecular Electronics Possible - also here
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - NASA's Webb Telescope sunshield preliminary design review complete - also here, here
Background


Quantum decoherence

References:
  1. March 20, 2007 - Physicists Bring Quantum Computing Closer to Reality - also here, here
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Tiny buckyballs squeeze hydrogen like giant Jupiter
  2. March 24, 2008 - Tiny Buckyballs Squeeze Hydrogen Like Giant Jupiter
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Iron-based high-Tc superconductor is a first
  2. March 21, 2008 - New Family Of Superconductors Discovered
Background


Quantum communications

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Single photons make the trek from space
  2. March 29, 2008 - Quantum Channel Between Earth And Space? Firing Photons Makes Advance In Space Communication - also here
Background


Gondwana

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Supercontinent was too heavy to hold
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Nano-breakthrough: Dramatic Increase In Thermoelectric Efficiency Heralds New Era In Heating, Cooling And Power Generation - also here
Background


Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - MIT aims to search for Earth-like planets with Google's help
Background


Quantum dot data storage

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Ultra-Fast Quantum-Dot Information Storage
Background, Background


Galaxy evolution

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - From Dark Matter to Light
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. March 23, 2008 - 'Twisting' light packs more information into one photon
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. March 23, 2008 - Stinking seas not to blame for 'mother of all mass extinctions'
Background



Life sciences


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - How we judge the thoughts of others
  2. March 19, 2008 - Politically Correct: Why Great (and Not So Great) Minds Think Alike
  3. March 19, 2008 - Disgusting Videos Used To Study Coping Methods - also here
  4. March 20, 2008 - Introspective Experiences Inform Inferences About Similar People -- But Not Dissimilar
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - 'Tumour factory' to accelerate cancer drug development
  2. March 17, 2008 - Increased Hepcidin Expression: A Novel Oncogenic Signalling Mechanism - also here
  3. March 20, 2008 - First 3-D View Of Anti-cancer Agent Reported - also here, here
  4. March 21, 2008 - Neuronal Regulators Offer Potential Targets For Cancer - also here, here
  5. March 22, 2008 - Molecular Science Could Further Improve Leukemia Survival, Researchers Say - also here, here
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Hobbit Skull Suggests a Separate Species
Background


Adaptation of neural networks to perceptual stimuli

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Populations Of Brain Cells Adapt To Changing Images
Background


Visual depth perception

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Second Depth-perception Method Discovered In Brain - also here
Background


MicroRNA and tissue regeneration

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Role for microRNAs in limb regeneration
  2. March 18, 2008 - MicroRNAs Help Zebrafish Regenerate Fins - also here
  3. March 19, 2008 - Zebrafish Enables Cell Regeneration Studies To Help Understand, Treat Human Disease - also here
Background


Human migration out of Africa

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Out of Africa, not once but twice
Background


Probiotic bacteria and cytokines

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Bacterial Combinations Do Not Result In Enhanced Cytokine Production, Study Shows - also here
Background


Mammalian egg yolks

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - How mammals lost their egg yolks
  2. March 18, 2008 - Egg yolk gene loss was mammals' gain
  3. March 19, 2008 - Loss Of Egg Yolk Genes In Mammals And The Origin Of Lactation And Placentation - also here
Background


Animal complexity and evolution

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - First 'Rule' Of Evolution Suggests That Life Is Destined To Become More Complex - also here
Background


Fungi and the evolution of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Fungi Can Tell Us About The Origin Of Sex Chromosomes - also here, here
Background


Transposons

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Reconstructing Jumping Gene: New Tool For Elucidating The Function Of Genes
  2. March 21, 2008 - 'Jumping gene' may contribute to a premature aging syndrome
Background


Gene expression, obesity, and disease

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Obesity Study Sheds Light On How Genetics Affect Risk And Onset Of Common Diseases
Background, Background


Computer study of DNA stability near hydrothermal vents

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Cutting-edge Computing Helps Discover Origin Of Life On Earth
Background


Metagenomics

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Surprising Discovery From First Large-scale Analysis Of Biodiversity And Biogeography Of Viruses - also here
Background


Monogamy

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Are Humans Meant to be Monogamous?
Background


Hominid bipedalism

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Proto-humans walked on two legs in 6 million BC
  2. March 20, 2008 - Bone Shows Hominin Could Walk Upright
  3. March 21, 2008 - Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago, Thigh Bone Comparison Suggests
  4. March 21, 2008 - New Analysis Suggests Earlier Start for Upright Walking
Background


Ediacaran fauna

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Early life on Earth - no predators, plenty of sex
  2. March 20, 2008 - Rethinking Early Evolution: Earth's Earliest Animal Ecosystem Was Complex And Included Sexual Reproduction
Background


Variability of protein structure

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - New Discovery Alters Longstanding Concept Of Fixed Protein Structure - also here
Background


Designer enzymes

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - 'Designer Enzymes' Created By Chemists Have Defense And Medical Uses
Background


Molecular evolution

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Gene's 'Selective Signature' Aids Detection Of Natural Selection In Microbial Evolution - also here, here
  2. March 23, 2008 - New Zealand's 'Living Dinosaur' -- The Tuatara -- Is Surprisingly The Fastest Evolving Animal - also here, here
  3. March 24, 2008 - Laid-back lizard an evolutionary sprinter
  4. March 27, 2008 - The rapid evolution of tuatara
  5. March 30, 2008 - Sluggish reptile evolving at record speed
Background


Neanderthals and genetic drift

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Skulls Of Modern Humans And Ancient Neanderthals Evolved Differently Because Of Chance, Not Natural Selection
Background, Background


Nogo receptors and neuroplasticity

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Keeping The Brain Sharp: Stopping A Receptor Called 'Nogo' Boosts Synapses In Brain - also here, here
Background


Insulin, aging, and lifespan

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Insulin Has Previously Unknown Effect That Has Role In Aging And Lifespan - also here
Background


Small RNAs in plants

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Small helpers in the genome coordinate defence strategies in plants
Background


Telomerase

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Researchers Unmask Proteins In Telomerase, A Substance That Enables Cancer - also here
Background, Background, Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - New Strategy To Prevent Genetically Altered Rice From Uncontrolled Spreading - also here
  2. March 21, 2008 - Rice Breeding: Highly Specific Gene Silencing Successful In Rice - also here, here
Background


Color vision

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Color Vision System Independent Of Motion Detection in Eye Sight - also here, here
Background


DNA damage

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - New Method Offers Insight into Radiation Damage to DNA
Background


T cell homeostasis

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - Survival Mechanism Of T Lymphocytes Uncovered
Background


Intracellular transport

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - Tug Of War In The Cells: Shedding Light On Transport Mechanism
Background


MicroRNA and stem cells

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - Protein protects embryonic stem cells' versatility and self-renewal - also here, here
Background, Background


Human-specific genes

References:
  1. March 23, 2008 - First Study Hints At Insights To Come From Genes Unique To Humans - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 23, 2008 - A MicroRNA Molecule Can Reduce Lung Cancer Growth, Study Shows - also here, here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Vegetables tied to lower breast cancer risk
  2. March 17, 2008 - Researchers study new drug and indications for heated chemotherapy treatment
  3. March 17, 2008 - Frying Tumors Can Boost Lung Cancer Survival
  4. March 18, 2008 - Ovarian cancer risk seen in DES grand-daughters
  5. March 18, 2008 - What Change Does Prokineticin 2/Bv8 Have In Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma? - also here
  6. March 18, 2008 - Parkinson's Disease Drug Might Work In Cancer Patients
  7. March 18, 2008 - New insight into the genetics of brain tumor formation - also here
  8. March 19, 2008 - Fewer but bigger treatments best for breast cancer
  9. March 19, 2008 - Antibodies may point to early lung cancer
  10. March 19, 2008 - Signaling System That Halts The Growth Of A Childhood Brain Cancer Discovered - also here
  11. March 19, 2008 - Cancer Detected Earlier, Faster, With New Medical Imaging, Study Finds
  12. March 20, 2008 - Cephalon wins U.S. approval for leukemia drug
  13. March 20, 2008 - Testicular Cancer Gauge Often Not Used - also here, here
  14. March 20, 2008 - Study Details Effects of Prostate Cancer - also here
  15. March 21, 2008 - Scans Spot Hidden Tumors In Rare Cancer Syndrome - also here, here
  16. March 22, 2008 - Treatment Gives Lung Cancer Patients With Inoperable Tumors Two Years Or More, Study Shows
  17. March 23, 2008 - Test tells source of mystery cancers-researchers
  18. March 23, 2008 - 'Killer' marrow transplant hope
  19. March 23, 2008 - Women drinkers 'face cancer risk'
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - The obese may fare better after stroke: study
  2. March 17, 2008 - Genes That Reduce 'Bad Cholesterol' And Protect Against Atherosclerosis Identified
  3. March 18, 2008 - Depression not linked to late heart attack death
  4. March 18, 2008 - Chronic Sleep Disruption Can Cause Heart And Kidney Disease
  5. March 19, 2008 - New Aspirin-like Substances May Provide Safer Way To Fight Heart Disease
  6. March 19, 2008 - Overweight But Active: Vascular Benefits From Exercise
  7. March 19, 2008 - Hispanics with clogged arteries at greatest risk of stroke, heart attack
  8. March 20, 2008 - Few options for stroke victims; research continues
  9. March 20, 2008 - Reducing Heart Disease Risk Naturally Post-menopause - also here
  10. March 20, 2008 - A stronger heart with flavonoids
  11. March 21, 2008 - Gene And Activity Level Of HDL-associated Protein Linked To Risk Of Heart Disease
  12. March 21, 2008 - Cholesterol-associated Gene Variants Can Predict Cardiovascular Events, Study Confirms - also here, here
  13. March 21, 2008 - Good Marriage Equals Good Blood Pressure - also here, here, here, here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - Romanian Community Provides Insight Into Genetic Factors Associated With Vitiligo - also here
Background


Th17 cells and interleukin-17

References:
  1. March 17, 2008 - People With Job's Syndrome Lack Specific Immune Cells - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Anaemia defeats malaria by sheer numbers
  2. March 19, 2008 - Blood Disease Protects Against Malaria In An Unexpected Way, Study Shows - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Gene for brain connections linked with autism
  2. March 19, 2008 - Mice Could Provide Clues To Autistic Behaviors, Study Suggests
  3. March 20, 2008 - Autism Connected To Gene Central To Neuron Formation, Study Shows
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Vegan diet may help ease rheumatoid arthritis: study
  2. March 19, 2008 - Vegan diet promotes atheroprotective antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  3. March 19, 2008 - Vegan diet 'help' for arthritis
  4. March 20, 2008 - Gluten-free Vegan Diet May Protect Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients From Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Gene study suggests China source of H5N1 virus
  2. March 18, 2008 - Bird flu may mutate to human form in Indonesia: FAO - also here
  3. March 18, 2008 - UN: Indonesia Failing in Bird Flu Fight
  4. March 19, 2008 - India culls chickens to stop bird flu spreading
  5. March 19, 2008 - India expands culling zone to contain bird flu
  6. March 20, 2008 - Booster patch helps bird flu vaccine: study
  7. March 20, 2008 - Indonesia's bird flu situation 'grave'
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Oestrogen may help treat schizophrenia
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - New Drug Protects Nerve Cells From Damage In Mice
  2. March 23, 2008 - Eye Test Peers Into Heat-related Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms - also here, here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Inhaled Tuberculosis Vaccine More Effective Than Traditional Shot, Study Suggests
  2. March 18, 2008 - New Chemical Can Kill Latent Tuberculosis Bacteria, Study Shows
  3. March 23, 2008 - Tuberculosis Bacterium Is Double-protected, 3-D Images Show
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Potential Alzheimer's Disease Drug Target Identified - also here
  2. March 19, 2008 - One In Six Women, One In Ten Men At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease In Their Lifetime - also here, here
  3. March 19, 2008 - Link Between Alzheimer's And Stroke Illuminated - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - New Hope For Regenerating Damaged Human Retina: Sleeping Stem Cells Successfully Awakened - also here, here
  2. March 20, 2008 - Coming soon: Cell therapies for diabetes, cancer? - also here
Background


Genetics and medicine

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Genetic links to disease, disorders offer hope for treatment
  2. March 18, 2008 - Applying genomic medicine into clinical practice for chronic diseases still in the early stages
  3. March 19, 2008 - Genetics explosion changing face of medicine
  4. March 20, 2008 - Genomic Medicine Coming: Health Professionals, Public Unprepared
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 18, 2008 - Genes Point to Varied Diabetes Subtypes - also here
  2. March 20, 2008 - Cognitive impairment may precede type 2 diabetes
  3. March 21, 2008 - Uric Acid May Provide Early Clues To Diabetic Kidney Disease - also here, here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Severe lupus may respond to drug combo
Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - New Insights Into Mad Cow Disease: Diversity Of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Agents Discovered - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - HIV 'Switch' Research Offers Promise
  2. March 20, 2008 - Some people may transmit weaker AIDS virus: study
  3. March 20, 2008 - How Stealthy HIV Protein Gets Into Cells - also here, here
  4. March 21, 2008 - Stealth mutant HIV could hold key to vaccine
  5. March 21, 2008 - Infection With A Mutated HIV Strain Results In Better Survival
  6. March 21, 2008 - Vaccine Failure Is Setback in AIDS Fight
Background


Simulation of gene deletion therapy

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Work With Power Grids Leads To Cell Biology Discovery - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 19, 2008 - Older drugs no match against drug-resistant infections
Background


Blood vessels

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - How to print out a blood vessel
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Staph-caused pneumonia more common: CDC
  2. March 20, 2008 - Community-acquired Staph Pneumonia Appears More Common, Including MRSA - also here, here
Background


Sleep apnea

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Molecular Biology Of Sleep Apnea Could Lead To New Treatments
Background


Resveratrol and diabetes

References:
  1. March 20, 2008 - Grape Skin Compound Fights The Complications Of Diabetes - also here, here
Background, Background


Stem cells from therapeutic cloning

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Therapeutic cloning creates perfect match
  2. March 22, 2008 - Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinson's disease in mice - also here, here
  3. March 23, 2008 - Therapeutic cloning used to treat brain disease
  4. March 23, 2008 - Cloned cells treat Parkinson's in mice
  5. March 23, 2008 - Cloning treats mouse Parkinson's
  6. March 24, 2008 - Therapeutic Cloning Shows Promise for Parkinson's Disease
  7. March 24, 2008 - Cloned mice cells treat Parkinson's
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Impaired Sense Of Smell May Be Early Indicator Of Parkinson's Disease - also here
  2. March 22, 2008 - Promising Research On The Susceptibility To And Drug Targets For Parkinson's Disease - also here
  3. March 23, 2008 - Gene Linked To Development Of The Parkinson's Disease In Those With Family History Identified - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. March 21, 2008 - Safer Gene Therapy May Be Possible Using Novel Approach
  2. March 23, 2008 - Gene Therapy Can Cause Leukemia In Large Animals
Background


Defenses of HPV from the immune system

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - Serious Weakness Found In Virus Responsible For Most Cervical Cancer - also here
Background, Background, Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. March 22, 2008 - Dietary Guidelines Associated With Lower Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome
Background, Background, Background


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