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Volume 7, Number 21
May 26, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Black holes
Stellar flares
Graphene
Polaritonics
Bacterial computers
Gravity Probe B
Carbon nanotubes
Distribution of baryonic matter
Terahertz technology
Nanotechnology
Supernovae
Photonic crystals
Superconductivity
Extrasolar planets
Large Hadron Collider
Bose-Einstein condensates
SETI
Water on Mars
Gamma-ray bursts
Ocean acidification
Magnetars
Robotics
The Copernican principle and the cosmic microwave background
Digital gene expression analysis
Topology of the universe
Dark energy
Wave-partical duality of photons
Quantum computing
Global warming
Earthquakes

Life sciences

Cancer stem cells
Antibodies in the brain
Brain-imaging studies
Schwann cell rejuvenation
Sporadic sexual reproduction in yeast
Asymmetry in mitosis
Cancer biology
Opioids and fear
Sexual selection
Biofilms
Dopamine and fruit fly courting
Oxytocin
Expression of transcription factors and development
Confabulation
Visual processing model
Extremophiles
Protein degradation and cellular senescence
Embryonic stem cells
Neuronal targeting and glia
Bacteria-virus combat
Cell growth and mTOR signaling
Spread of modern humans
Cellular nitric oxide system
Molecular evolution
Bacterial lifestyles
Fibrillin and aging
Independent evolution of lignin in plants
Evolutionary developmental biology
Helicobacter pylori
Genetics of fat storage
Video games and creativity
Fluid intelligence
Paranthropus boisei
DNA repair
Synapse development
Metagenomics

Health and medicine

Cancer
Tissue regeneration
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Avian flu
Metabolic syndrome
Immunomodulatory effects of probiotics
Stem cells
Antidepressants
Sleep deprivation
AIDS
Parkinson's disease
Vaccines
Adolescent obesity and mortality
Celiac disease
Lupus
Gene therapy
Autism
Lab-on-a-chip
Diabetes
Schizophrenia
Flavonoids, IL-6, and inflammation
Tuberculosis
Risks of anti-TNF therapy
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer vaccines



Physical sciences and technology


Black holes

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Mystery deepens over origin of biggest black holes
Background


Stellar flares

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Puny star unleashes deadly flare
  2. May 19, 2008 - Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare - also here, here
  3. May 19, 2008 - Tiny Star Unleashes Huge Explosion
  4. May 20, 2008 - Pipsqueak star unleashes monster flare
  5. May 20, 2008 - Common star draws swift attention with unprecedented flare
  6. May 21, 2008 - Puny Star's Big Flare Wows Astronomers
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - By Adding Graphene, Researchers Create Superior Polymer - also here, here
Background


Polaritonics

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - 'Polaritonics' forges ahead
Background


Bacterial computers

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Engineered bacteria become the first living computers
  2. May 21, 2008 - New Meaning For The Term 'Computer Bug': Genetically Altered Bacteria For Data Storage - also here
  3. May 30, 2008 - DNA Computer Puts Microbes to Work as Number Crunchers
Background, Background


Gravity Probe B

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Gravity Probe B scores 'F' in NASA review
  2. May 21, 2008 - Gravity Probe B comes last in NASA review
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Nanotubes' toxic effects 'similar to asbestos'
  2. May 20, 2008 - Study Says Carbon Nanotubes as Dangerous as Asbestos
  3. May 20, 2008 - Nanotechnology's Public Health Hazard?
  4. May 20, 2008 - Carbon nanotubes: the new asbestos?
  5. May 20, 2008 - 'Asbestos warning' on nanotubes
  6. May 21, 2008 - Nanotubes give pre-cancer symptoms in mice
  7. May 21, 2008 - Nanotubes present asbestos-like risk
  8. May 21, 2008 - Asbestos-like nanotubes
  9. May 21, 2008 - In Study, Researchers Find Nanotubes May Pose Health Risks Similar to Asbestos
  10. May 21, 2008 - Carbon nanotubes mimic asbestos in early study - also here
  11. May 22, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos, Could Lead To Asbestos-related Disease - also here
Background


Distribution of baryonic matter

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Missing matter found in deep space
  2. May 20, 2008 - Missing Matter Of Universe Found; Cosmic Web Discovered
  3. May 20, 2008 - More Missing Cosmic Matter Found
  4. May 21, 2008 - Bulk of Missing "Normal" Matter Found in Cosmic Web
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - First Room-temperature Semiconductor Source Of Coherent Terahertz Radiation Demonstrated - also here, here
  2. May 28, 2008 - Terahertz laser source shines at room temperature
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Researchers Develop Revolutionary Technology for Nanoscale Assembly at Wafer Level
  2. May 21, 2008 - Mass-Producing Tunable Magnetic Nanoparticles
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Star self-destructs before astronomers' eyes
  2. May 21, 2008 - Supernova Caught at its Very Start
  3. May 21, 2008 - Supernova caught exploding on camera
  4. May 21, 2008 - Astronomers Witness Supernova's First Moments
  5. May 21, 2008 - The Beginning of a Star's Explosive End
  6. May 21, 2008 - Supernova Caught Starting to Explode for First Time
  7. May 21, 2008 - Supernova Birth Seen For First Time - also here
  8. May 21, 2008 - Observation Of X-rays From Birth Of Supernova Leads To All-out Effort To Record Stellar Death - also here
  9. May 21, 2008 - Supernova Birth Observed for First Time
  10. May 21, 2008 - Exploding star caught in the act
  11. May 21, 2008 - Scientists witness start of star's explosive death - also here, here, here
  12. May 21, 2008 - Stellar blast watched in real time
  13. May 22, 2008 - Exploding star caught in the act
  14. May 22, 2008 - Scientists See Supernova in Action
  15. May 22, 2008 - A supernova explosion is observed in real time
  16. May 22, 2008 - NASA's Swift satellite catches first 'normal' supernova in the act of exploding - also here
  17. May 22, 2008 - Astronomers watch as star dies
  18. May 29, 2008 - Exploding Star Caught on Tape
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Diamond-Like Crystals Discovered In Brazilian Beetle Solve Issue For Future Optical Computers - also here, here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Superconducting State Can Be Induced By High Pressure In So-called High-temperature Superconductors - also here, here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Twinkle, twinkle, any star - Sun not so special
  2. May 22, 2008 - Sun's properties not 'fine-tuned' for life
  3. May 22, 2008 - COROT's exoplanet hunt update
  4. May 23, 2008 - Life doesn't need a special star
  5. May 23, 2008 - Many stars, many planets
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Scientists join hunt for Higgs boson to complete 'theory of everything' - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - BEC bubble could measure tiny forces
Background


SETI

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Looking for ET's neutrino beam
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Mars Rover Unearths Ancient Hot Springs
  2. May 22, 2008 - Martian sands
  3. May 22, 2008 - Early Mars Had Floods, Yellowstone-Like Hot Springs
  4. May 22, 2008 - Earth canyon hints at ancient megafloods on Mars
  5. May 22, 2008 - Martian Canyons by a Trickle or a Gush?
  6. May 22, 2008 - Ancient Flash Floods Sculpted Earth, Mars
  7. May 22, 2008 - Hydrothermal Vents on Mars Could Have Supported Life
  8. May 22, 2008 - Mars rover discovers signs of hot springs
  9. May 23, 2008 - Mars rover eyes hot spring-like deposits
  10. May 23, 2008 - Foot-dragging Mars Rover Finds Yellowstone-like Hot Spring Deposits - also here, here
  11. May 27, 2008 - Massive Floods May Have Formed Steep-Headed Canyons
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Gamma-ray bling!
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Growing Ocean Acidity May Erode Coastal Ecosystems
  2. May 23, 2008 - U.S. Pacific Coast Waters Turning More Acidic - also here, here
  3. May 24, 2008 - Ocean Acidification: Another Undesired Side Effect Of Fossil Fuel-burning - also here
  4. May 28, 2008 - Scientists warn of rising Pacific Coast acidity - also here
Background


Magnetars

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Cosmic Supermagnet Spreads Mysterious 'Morse Code'
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - New Robot Walks Like A Human
Background


The Copernican principle and the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - A Test of the Copernican Principle
  2. May 25, 2008 - New tests of the Copernican Principle proposed
  3. June 7, 2008 - Researchers suggest experiments to test the Copernican principle
Background


Digital gene expression analysis

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Fluorescent nano-barcodes could revolutionize diagnostics
Background


Topology of the universe

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Doughnut-shaped Universe bites back
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Dark energy 'imaged' in best detail yet
Background


Wave-partical duality of photons

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Tight deadline
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Spin states endure in quantum dot - also here
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice
  2. May 25, 2008 - Warm winds comfort climate change models: study
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 25, 2008 - To predict quakes, listen to the animals, China survivors say
  2. May 25, 2008 - Big quakes spark jolts worldwide - also here, here
  3. May 26, 2008 - Major quakes spawn extra tremors across the globe
  4. May 26, 2008 - Monster Quakes Set Off Global Tremors
  5. May 27, 2008 - Quakes can be triggered from Earth's flipside
Background



Life sciences


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Cancer Stem Cells May Be At The Root Of Brain Tumors
  2. May 23, 2008 - What identifies cancer cells causing relapse and metastasis? Not CD133
  3. May 28, 2008 - New Cancer Stem Cell Driving Metastatic Tumors Identified - also here
Background, Background


Antibodies in the brain

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Antibodies in the brain
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Researchers Reveal the Neuronal Computations Governing Strategic Social Interactions in the Human Brain
Background


Schwann cell rejuvenation

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Turning back the clock for Schwann cells
  2. May 22, 2008 - Regenerative Activity In The Peripheral Nervous System Could Mean Regeneration For The Central Nervous System - also here, here
Background, Background


Sporadic sexual reproduction in yeast

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - DNA clues to reproductive behaviour - also here
Background


Asymmetry in mitosis

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Mitotic cells: separate but unequal
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Closing In On New Melanoma Gene - also here
  2. May 20, 2008 - Retraining Immune Cells To Kill Tumors
  3. May 20, 2008 - Mapping Of Prostate Cancer Genes Opens The Door To New Treatments - also here
  4. May 25, 2008 - Researchers find roadmap to next-generation cancer therapies - also here, here
  5. May 27, 2008 - Cancer genes team up
Background


Opioids and fear

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Body's natural painkillers may damp down phobias
Background, Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - 'Poets' and 'jocks' can both win in songbird duels
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - First Evidence That Bacteria Get 'Touchy-feely' About Dangerous Biofilms - also here
Background


Dopamine and fruit fly courting

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Doped-up male fruit flies fancy other males
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - The Neurochemistry of Forgiving and Forgetting
  2. May 21, 2008 - Trust again
  3. May 23, 2008 - Brain's 'Trust Machinery' Identified - also here
Background, Background


Expression of transcription factors and development

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Turn Off Gene Regulators To Tune In To Development
Background, Background


Confabulation

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - When Your Memories Can No Longer Be Trusted - also here, here
Background


Visual processing model

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Cat brain could provide bionic eye firmware
  2. May 22, 2008 - Modeling How We See Natural Scenes - also here
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Huge hidden biomass lives deep beneath the oceans
  2. May 22, 2008 - Microbes found living at record 1.6km below seabed
  3. May 22, 2008 - How low can life go?
  4. May 22, 2008 - Life Found Where You Least Expect It
  5. May 23, 2008 - Life reaches deeper beneath seabed
  6. May 23, 2008 - Hot Life-Forms Found a Mile Under Seafloor
  7. May 27, 2008 - Scientists Document Bustling Community Far Below Ocean Floor
Background


Protein degradation and cellular senescence

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Enzyme For Ubiquitin-dependent Protein Degradation Linked To Cellular Senescence - also here
Background


Embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Method To Duplicate Primitive Stem Cells And Prevent Cell Differentiation Discovered - also here
Background


Neuronal targeting and glia

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Molecular Scaffold That Guides Connections Between Brain Cells Discovered - also here, here
Background


Bacteria-virus combat

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Rapid escalation characterizes virus/host arms race
Background


Cell growth and mTOR signaling

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - How cells size up their growth opportunities
Background


Spread of modern humans

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Tracing Humanity's Path
  2. May 23, 2008 - New Statistical Method Reveals Surprises About Our Ancestry - also here
  3. May 23, 2008 - New method reveals ancestry surprises
Background


Cellular nitric oxide system

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Major 'Missed' Biochemical Pathway Emerges As Important In Virtually All Cells - also here, here
Background


Molecular evolution

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Unique Adaptive Evolution Found In Snake Proteins Provide New Insight Into Vertebrate Physiology
Background


Bacterial lifestyles

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Scientists reveal the lifestyle evolution of wild marine bacteria - also here, here
Background


Fibrillin and aging

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Preserving skin elasticity could unlock secrets for better body health
Background


Independent evolution of lignin in plants

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - When Plants 'Think' Alike - also here, here
Background


Evolutionary developmental biology

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Origin of cells for connective tissues of skull and face challenged - also here, here
Background


Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Novel toxin receptor discovered for ulcer-causing stomach pathogen - also here
Background


Genetics of fat storage

References:
  1. May 24, 2008 - The Genetics Of Fat Storage In Cells Revealed - also here, here
Background


Video games and creativity

References:
  1. May 24, 2008 - Video games can make us creative if spark is right
Background


Fluid intelligence

References:
  1. May 24, 2010 - Practicing a challenging memory task spurs a surprising intelligence gain
Background


Paranthropus boisei

References:
  1. May 24, 2008 - Ancient human relatives were power chewers but ate softly
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. May 25, 2008 - Real-time Observation Of DNA-repair Mechanism - also here
Background


Synapse development

References:
  1. May 25, 2008 - At The Synapse: Gene May Shed Light On Neurological Disorders - also here, here
Background


Metagenomics

References:
  1. May 25, 2008 - Metagenomics Of Skin Reveals Insights Into The Human Microbiome - also here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - New analysis boosts drug's prostate cancer value
  2. May 19, 2008 - Blood test for early lung cancer shows promise
  3. May 19, 2008 - Kidney cancer in U.S. being caught earlier
  4. May 19, 2008 - Majority Of Kidney Cancers Diagnosed At Earliest Stage - also here, here
  5. May 19, 2008 - Radiofrequency Ablation Is Effective Treatment For Dysplasia In Barrett's Esophagus, Study Suggests - also here, here
  6. May 19, 2008 - MR Imaging Accurately Determines Prostate Cancer Treatment Failure - also here
  7. May 19, 2008 - Patients 75 Years And Older With Brain Tumors May Benefit From More Aggressive Treatment - also here
  8. May 19, 2008 - Drug Therapy To Bolster Immune System Cells Found Effective Toward Childhood Cancer
  9. May 19, 2008 - Iressa Shows Promise For Treatment Of Metastatic Breast Cancer When Combined With Hormonal Therapy - also here
  10. May 20, 2008 - Cancer risk soars in HIV-infected people: study
  11. May 20, 2008 - New Prognostic Markers For Gastric Cancer Patients
  12. May 20, 2008 - Blood Test Can Help Improve Treatment Outcomes For Breast Cancer Patients
  13. May 20, 2008 - Traditional Herbal Medicine Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Researchers Report - also here, here
  14. May 20, 2008 - Drug Fends Off Kidney Cancer Progression - also here
  15. May 20, 2008 - Blood Test For Lung Cancer May Be Possible - also here
  16. May 20, 2008 - Will Lung Cancer Recur? A Genetic Test May Provide The Answer - also here
  17. May 20, 2008 - Doctors endorse waiting on some prostate tumors
  18. May 21, 2008 - New treatments extend brain cancer survival a bit
  19. May 21, 2008 - Could Common Pain Killers Have A Role In Cancer Prevention?
  20. May 21, 2008 - New Research Improves Early Detection And Survival For Pancreatic Cancer
  21. May 22, 2008 - Determining Genetic Signature Of Lung Tumors Can Help Guide Treatment - also here, here
  22. May 22, 2008 - Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign Without Removal, Researchers Say - also here, here
  23. May 22, 2008 - Study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool - also here
  24. May 23, 2008 - Monitoring Blood Flow Helps Improve Prostate Biopsies, Researchers Report - also here, here
  25. May 23, 2008 - Doctors Can Unmask Deceptive High-risk Breast Tumors Using Genetic Profile - also here
  26. May 23, 2008 - New Discovery May Lead To Early Cancer Detection - also here, here
  27. May 24, 2008 - Data Re-analysis Shows Drug Finasteride May Reduce Risk For Most Prostate Cancers - also here
  28. May 24, 2008 - Experimental Agent Blocks Prostate Cancer In Animal Study - also here, here
  29. May 25, 2008 - Photodynamic Therapy Breakthrough In Cancer Treatment
  30. May 25, 2008 - Clues to alcohol cancer mystery
Background


Tissue regeneration

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Working bladders grown from progenitor cells
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Life-saving heart pill starts clinical tests
  2. May 20, 2008 - Heart polypill to start clinical tests
  3. May 20, 2008 - Erectile dysfunction predicts heart problems: study
  4. May 20, 2008 - Diabetics' blood pressure often inadequately controlled
  5. May 20, 2008 - Erectile Dysfunction May Signal A Broken Heart - also here
  6. May 21, 2008 - Drug therapy doesn't buy time in heart attack
  7. May 21, 2008 - Superiority Of Bivalirudin Found In Heart Attack Patients At 30 Days - also here, here
  8. May 21, 2008 - Old Antibiotic May Find New Life As A Stroke Treatment - also here, here
  9. May 21, 2008 - Merck ends study of cholesterol drug - also here
  10. May 22, 2008 - HRT pills 'blood clot risk link'
  11. May 22, 2008 - Study touts new drug for use in angioplasty
  12. May 23, 2008 - Hypertension Treatment With Diuretics Recommended In New Guide - also here
  13. May 23, 2008 - Hypoxia training suppresses harmful cardiac nitric oxide production during heart attack - also here, here
  14. May 23, 2008 - Blood cholesterol levels predict risk of heart disease due to hormone therapy - also here
  15. May 23, 2008 - Silent thyroid dysfunction has risks: study
  16. May 23, 2008 - Sex problems 'may be heart alert'
  17. May 25, 2008 - Blood Cholesterol Levels Predict Risk Of Heart Disease Due To Hormone Therapy, Study Shows - also here
  18. May 27, 2008 - Drug Bivalirudin Better Than Heparin After Heart Attack, Large Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Vaccine Triggers Immune Response, Prevents Alzheimer's In Mice - also here, here
  2. May 24, 2008 - The Emerging Role Of Infection In Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  3. May 24, 2010 - New approach might strike at the core of Alzheimer's disease
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 19, 2008 - Glaxo to market bird flu vaccine
  2. May 20, 2008 - Bird flu vaccine to hit the shelves
  3. May 22, 2008 - Bangladesh says child recovers from bird flu
  4. May 22, 2008 - Bangladesh reports 1st human case of H5N1 bird flu
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Blood test helps predict metabolic syndrome: study
  2. May 20, 2008 - Metabolic syndrome not a good predictor of death
  3. May 21, 2008 - Metabolic syndrome can't predict heart risk: study
  4. May 22, 2008 - New Blood Test Reveals Risk For Metabolic Syndrome - also here
Background, Background, Background


Immunomodulatory effects of probiotics

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - What Else May Probiotics Do In Adults? - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Stem Cells Might Contribute To Vascular Disease
  2. May 21, 2008 - Vacillating stem cells
  3. May 24, 2008 - Many Paths, Few Destinations: How Stem Cells Decide What They'll Become - also here, here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses - also here
Background


Sleep deprivation

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - No sleep 'renders brain erratic'
  2. May 21, 2008 - Sleep-deprived Brains Alternate Between Normal Activity And 'Power Failure' - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 20, 2008 - HIV vaccines: Plan B
  2. May 21, 2008 - Challenges Of HIV-1 Subtype Diversity - also here, here
  3. May 23, 2008 - New Hope For HIV Vaccine: Unique HIV Vaccine Formula Elicits Strong Immune Responses
  4. May 23, 2008 - Scientists reveal a protein's role in enabling AIDS virus to reproduce - also here, here
  5. May 25, 2008 - Scientists image a single HIV particle being born - also here, here
  6. May 25, 2008 - Protein that provides innate defense against HIV could lead to new treatments - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Parkinson's researchers join forces with gene tester
  2. May 22, 2008 - Neural Cell Transplants May Help Those With Parkinson's Disease
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Vaccine Booster's Secret Revealed
  2. May 24, 2008 - How Common Vaccine Booster Works - also here, here
Background


Adolescent obesity and mortality

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Overweight In Adolescence Gives Increased Mortality Rate, Study Shows - also here
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Research Advances May Help Prevent And Improve Diagnosis Of Celiac Disease
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Abnormal 'Editing' Of Gene Messages May Be A Cause Of Lupus - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Improved Gene Therapy Agent Is 30 Times More Efficient Than Current One - also here, here
  2. May 21, 2008 - Scientists 'Paint' Viruses To Track Their Fate In The Body
  3. May 21, 2008 - A potential route for human tumor gene therapy
  4. May 22, 2008 - Oral Gene Delivery System For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Works, Study Shows
  5. May 24, 2008 - Two separate studies restore vision in humans, mice with retinal degeneration
Background


Autism

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - New Research Tool Can Detect Autism At 9 Months Of Age - also here, here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. May 21, 2008 - Chip-Based Device Measures Drug Resistance in Tumor Cells
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Insulin boost for early diabetes
  2. May 22, 2008 - Diet, exercise can delay diabetes for years: study
  3. May 23, 2008 - Act early to blunt long-term impact of diabetes: study
  4. May 23, 2008 - Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years - also here
  5. May 24, 2008 - DNA Tweak No Good for Diabetics
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. May 22, 2008 - Genetic Variation Affects Brain Region Dysfunctional In Schizophrenia
Background


Flavonoids, IL-6, and inflammation

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Plant Flavonoid In Celery And Green Peppers Found To Reduce Inflammatory Response In The Brain - also here
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Latent TB Treatment Saves Time, Money, And Lives
Background


Risks of anti-TNF therapy

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Tuberculosis Not The Only Risk From New Immunological Drugs - also here, here
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Failed HIV Drug Gets Second Chance with Addition of Gold Nanoparticles - also here, here
Background


Cancer vaccines

References:
  1. May 23, 2008 - Cancer vaccine target pinpointed
Background, Background


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