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Volume 7, Number 23
June 9, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Water on Mars
Supermassive black holes
Visual prostheses
Pulsars
Astrochemistry
Milky Way
MEMS microrobots
Quantum thermodynamics
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
Galaxy evolution
Terahertz technology
Supernovae and quark stars
Neutrino research plans
Dark matter
Extreme UV lasers
Nanotechnology
Robotics
Supernovae
Black hole quenching of star formation
Superconductivity
Epsilon Aurigae
Quasiparticles
Earthquakes
Gravitational wave astronomy
Multi-particle entanglement in solids
Antarctic circumpolar current
Quantum optics
Quasars
Carbon nanotubes
3-D computer chips
Cosmic microwave background asymmetry
Planetary nebulae
Europa
Brown dwarfs
Graphene

Life sciences

Sexual selection
Bacterial metabolic networks
Contingency in evolution
Agricultural biotechnology
Extremophiles
Evolution of genomic imprinting
Glucose regulation
Inflammation and cancer
Brain-imaging studies
Genes and disease
Neuron regeneration
Adipocytes and inflammation
Cancer biology
Mammalian neurogenesis
Protocells
Serotonin, anger, and agression
Human microbiome
Cancer stem cells
Intercell communication
Effects of ocean acidification
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Mathematical biophysics
Ribosomes
Translocation of bacterial virulence factors
RNA polymerase II
Fluid intelligence and memory training
Perception and prediction
Comb jellies
Peptide arrays
Aging in mouse gonads
Synapse complexity

Health and medicine

Cancer
Diabetes
Avian flu
Gene therapy
Resveratrol
Malaria
Cardiovascular disease
Staphylococcus aureus
Serotonin and fat storage
Rheumatoid arthritis
Treating autoimmune disease with regulatory T cells
AIDS
Stem cells
Naltrexone and gambling addiction
Obesity
Schizophrenia
Depression
Antibiotics
Parkinson's disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Cocaine addiction
Clostridium difficile
Socializing and dementia
Tuberculosis
Lupus
Alzheimer's disease



Physical sciences and technology


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Small Planet, Small Star - also here, here
  2. June 2, 2008 - Smallest planet weighs just three Earths
  3. June 2, 2008 - New Mini-Planet Found
  4. June 2, 2008 - Smallest Extrasolar Planet Portends Other Earths
  5. June 2, 2008 - New Mini-Planet Is Lightweight Champ
  6. June 2, 2008 - Tiniest extrasolar planet found
  7. June 2, 2008 - Small Exoplanet Discovered
  8. June 3, 2008 - Small Planet Discovered Orbiting Small Star - also here
  9. June 3, 2008 - Astronomers find smallest-known orbiting star
  10. June 4, 2008 - Hunt For Superearth Planets Underway
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Phoenix digs up possible ice on Mars
  2. June 2, 2008 - Mars lander uncovers signs of ice
Background


Supermassive black holes

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Tight Arms Linked to Bigger Black Holes in Galaxies
  2. June 2, 2008 - Black Holes Key to Spiral Arm Hugs
  3. June 3, 2008 - Black Holes Shape Spiral Galaxy Arms
  4. June 5, 2008 - New Method Developed To Weigh, Resolve Distant Black Holes
  5. June 6, 2008 - Sizing up black holes
Background


Visual prostheses

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Implantable Prosthesis Lets Patients Perceive Visual Images
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Heart of the Crab Pulsar probed -- first direct look into the core of a neutron star
  2. June 3, 2008 - Probing The Dynamics Of The Crab Pulsar And Gravitational Waves - also here
  3. June 4, 2008 - What's slowing the Crab Pulsar?
  4. June 13, 2008 - Scientists find no gravity waves, but do make new conclusions about the Crab Pulsar
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Mining for Molecules in the Milky Way
Background


Milky Way

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Two of the Milky Way's spiral arms may be 'demoted'
  2. June 3, 2008 - New Milky Way Map Created; Shows Fewer Main Arms
  3. June 3, 2008 - The Milky Way Gets a Facelift
  4. June 3, 2008 - Two Of The Milky Way's Spiral Arms Go Missing - also here
  5. June 3, 2008 - Milky Way's Inner Beauty Revealed - also here, here
  6. June 3, 2008 - Milky Way Mapping Project Finds Surprisingly Slow Stars
  7. June 3, 2008 - Milky Way's infrared portrait gives new view of galaxy
  8. June 3, 2008 - New Images: Milky Way Loses Two Arms
  9. June 3, 2008 - New evidence revises the known structure of our galaxy
  10. June 4, 2008 - Astronomers Make 5-Gigapixel Image of Milky Way
  11. June 5, 2008 - Astronomers reshape our Milky Way
  12. June 6, 2008 - The Milky Way Remapped
Background


MEMS microrobots

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Micro-robots Dance On Something Smaller Than A Pin's Head - also here
Background


Quantum thermodynamics

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Quantum Systems Could Flout Physics Law - also here, here
Background


Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - NASA targets GLAST launch for June 7
  2. June 3, 2008 - New Space Telescope to Explore the Unknown
  3. June 4, 2008 - Gamma-Ray Telescope to Open New Window on Cosmic Explosions
  4. June 6, 2008 - NASA targets GLAST launch for no earlier than June 11
Background


Galaxy evolution

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Hubble Space Telescope Spies Galaxy/Black Hole Evolution in Action
Background, Background, Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Terahertz laser source at room temperature
Background


Supernovae and quark stars

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Quark Star Plays Role in New Theory for Brightest Supernovae
  2. June 29, 2008 - A Quark Star? Super-luminous Stellar Explosion Observed - also here
Background, Background


Neutrino research plans

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Physicists to target neutrinos
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Nearby galaxies are chock-full of dark matter
Background


Extreme UV lasers

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Extreme UV light made easy
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Laser Light Produces Complex Nanostructures
  2. June 6, 2008 - Microspheres to carry hydrogen, deliver drugs, filter gases and detect nuclear development - also here
  3. June 8, 2008 - Nano-tech Process Produces Plastics That Are 10 Times More Stretchable - also here
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Mobile Robotic Arm Taught To Manipulate Objects Such As Scissors And Shears
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - W28: A Mixed Bag of Supernova Remnant
Background


Black hole quenching of star formation

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - High-Energy Jets Found to Do Black Holes' Dirty Work
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Superconductivity in Super Hard Diamond
  2. June 4, 2008 - Superconductivity mystery deepens
  3. June 5, 2008 - New Superconductors Present New Mysteries, Possibilities - also here, here
  4. June 5, 2008 - A 'supra' new kind of froth - also here
Background


Epsilon Aurigae

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Epsilon Aurigae could be ripe for a cataclysmic explosion
  2. June 5, 2008 - Star "Fireworks" Expected From Strange Eclipsing System
Background


Quasiparticles

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - New 'Quasiparticles' Discovered; May Pave Way Toward New Quantum Computer - also here, here
  2. June 6, 2008 - Curious 'quasiparticles' baffle physicists
Background, Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - New study sheds light on mysterious 'supershear' quakes
Background


Gravitational wave astronomy

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - 'Squeezed' Light May Improve Gravitational Wave Detectors
Background


Multi-particle entanglement in solids

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Multi-particle entanglement in solid is a first
Background


Antarctic circumpolar current

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Antarctic Current Roils Deep Ocean Waters
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - How Can Quantum Physics Be Harnessed? - also here
Background, Background


Quasars

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Radio astronomers detect 'baby quasar' near the edge of the visible Universe
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - New detector uses nanotubes to sense deadly gases
Background


3-D computer chips

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - IBM aims to cool chips with water
  2. June 7, 2008 - IBM Cools 3-D Computer Chips With Water
Background


Cosmic microwave background asymmetry

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Hints of 'time before Big Bang'
  2. June 10, 2008 - Hints of structure beyond the visible universe
  3. June 12, 2008 - Theory suggests a pre-Big Bang universe
Background, Background


Planetary nebulae

References:
  1. June 7, 2008 - White Dwarf Lost In Planetary Nebula - also here
Background


Europa

References:
  1. June 7, 2008 - Pattern of troughs on Europa offers new evidence for subterranean ocean
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. June 8, 2008 - Astronomers Weigh The Coldest Brown Dwarfs With Astronomy's Sharpest Eyes - also here, here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 8, 2008 - Honing in on graphene electronics with infrared synchrotron radiation
  2. June 11, 2008 - Physicists Reveal Secrets Of Newest Form Of Carbon
Background



Life sciences


Sexual selection

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Feathers make the man in world of birds: study
  2. June 2, 2008 - For barn swallows, feathers make the man, says study
  3. June 3, 2008 - Feather Colors Affect Bird Physiology, Barn Swallows Show
  4. June 4, 2008 - Marked-up Birds Become Sexier, Exude Testosterone - also here, here
  5. June 9, 2008 - "Makeover" Birds Get Testosterone Jolt
Background


Bacterial metabolic networks

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Factors That Make Bacteria More Modular Detailed
Background


Contingency in evolution

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Replaying evolution: Scientists show that happenstance mutations matter
  2. June 2, 2008 - Evolution loves history
  3. June 9, 2008 - Bacteria make major evolutionary shift in the lab
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Biotechnology seen as a key to solving food crisis
  2. June 4, 2008 - Transgenic Plants Don't Hurt Beneficial Bugs, Entomologists Find - also here
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - A Novel Bacterial Species Is Found Trapped In 120,000-year-old Ice
  2. June 6, 2008 - Cold, very old microorganisms discovered by Penn State team
Background


Evolution of genomic imprinting

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Evolution Of An Imprinted Domain In Mammals - also here
Background


Glucose regulation

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Gene That Regulates Glucose Levels Identified - also here
Background


Inflammation and cancer

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Link Between Inflammation, Cancer Confirmed - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - The Science of Sarcasm (Not That You Care)
  2. June 6, 2008 - Film content, editing, and directing style affect brain activity, neuroscientists show - also here
  3. June 20, 2008 - Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill
Background


Genes and disease

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Biological tools revamp disease classification
Background


Neuron regeneration

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Finding Clues For Nerve Cell Repair - also here
  2. June 5, 2008 - Microsurgery On Fruit Fly Brain Leads To New Insights Into Irreparable Nerve Injuries - also here
Background


Adipocytes and inflammation

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Researchers Discover Natural Inflammation-fighting Mechanism In Body-fat Cells - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Tumor Suppressor Gene Identified; Deletion Results In Liver Cancer In Mice - also here
  2. June 5, 2008 - Blocking Signaling Protein Prevents Prostate Cancer Spread, Scientists Find - also here
Background


Mammalian neurogenesis

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Mammalian neurogenesis breaks into the most static brain region - also here, here
Background


Protocells

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Early cells could have acquired nutrients through fat molecule membranes
  2. June 5, 2008 - Simple membranes could have allowed nutrients to pass into primitive cells - also here
  3. June 6, 2008 - New Way To Think About Earth's First Cells - also here
  4. June 10, 2008 - Scientists Close to Reconstructing First Living Cell
Background


Serotonin, anger, and agression

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Low levels of key brain chemical sparks anger - also here
  2. June 5, 2008 - Brain chemical helps us tolerate foul play
  3. June 5, 2008 - Deal or No Deal?
  4. June 5, 2008 - New research explores role of serotonin in decision-making behaviour - also here
  5. June 7, 2008 - Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness, scientists report
Background, Background


Human microbiome

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Humans Have Ten Times More Bacteria Than Human Cells: How Do Microbial Communities Affect Human Health? - also here, here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Cells that initiate a common infant tumor identified - also here
Background, Background


Intercell communication

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Artificial vesicles and bacterial cells communicate by way of sugar components - also here
Background, Background


Effects of ocean acidification

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Bleak future for acid oceans
  2. June 6, 2008 - Acidic 'champagne sea' nothing to celebrate for corals
  3. June 8, 2008 - Natural lab shows sea's acid path
  4. June 9, 2008 - A Volcanic Preview of Acidic Oceans
Background


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - 'Time-travelling' bugs resist antibiotics of the future
  2. June 8, 2008 - Protein Found To Promote Antibiotic Resistance In A Common Food-borne Pathogen - also here
Background, Background


Mathematical biophysics

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Examining The Math And Mechanics Behind Life Processes
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Molecular 'Ratcheting' Of Single Ribosome Molecules Observed In Act Of Building Proteins - also here
Background


Translocation of bacterial virulence factors

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - First 'Molecular Snapshot' Of A Virulence Factor On Bacterial Surface
Background


RNA polymerase II

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - How Cell's Master Transcribing Machine Achieves Near Perfection - also here
Background


Fluid intelligence and memory training

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Training Can Increase Fluid Intelligence, Once Thought To Be Fixed At Birth - also here
Background


Perception and prediction

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Scientists decipher the neurological basis of timely movement - also here
Background


Comb jellies

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Genes key to the development of modern animals' body plans show up in primitive-looking comb jellies
Background, Background


Peptide arrays

References:
  1. June 7, 2008 - Printed Biochips: Laser Printing To Unleash Potential Of Peptide Arrays
Background


Aging in mouse gonads

References:
  1. June 8, 2008 - Mouse Ovaries And Testes Age In Unique Ways - also here
Background


Synapse complexity

References:
  1. June 8, 2008 - Origins of the brain: Complex synapses drove brain evolution - also here
  2. June 9, 2008 - Brain size 'not key to intellect'
  3. June 10, 2008 - Brainpower May Lie in Complexity of Synapses
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Vaccine doubles survival of deadly brain cancer
  2. June 2, 2008 - Better genetic tests fine tune cancer therapy - also here
  3. June 2, 2008 - Avant says brain cancer vaccine has wider promise
  4. June 2, 2008 - Blood test may detect lung cancer in early stages
  5. June 2, 2008 - Metformin Increases Pathologic Complete Response Rates In Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes - also here, here
  6. June 2, 2008 - New Treatment Combination Proves Safe, Effective For Head And Neck Cancer Patients - also here
  7. June 2, 2008 - Many Stomach Cancer Patients Are Not Getting Best Therapy, Study Finds
  8. June 2, 2008 - Erbitux OK for colorectal cancer patients with genetic marker
  9. June 3, 2008 - Drug avoids radiation for early testicular cancer
  10. June 3, 2008 - Study finds colon cancer puzzle
  11. June 3, 2008 - Increased Incidence Of Melanoma Found In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Treated With Methotrexate - also here
  12. June 3, 2008 - Novel Chemo Drug Helps Treat Prostate Cancer - also here
  13. June 3, 2008 - Drug Found To Stimulate Immune System In Patients With Prostate Cancer - also here, here
  14. June 3, 2008 - Vaccine May Double Survival In Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors - also here
  15. June 3, 2008 - Vaccine doubles brain cancer survival time
  16. June 4, 2008 - New melanoma drugs - why do so few benefit?
  17. June 4, 2008 - U.S. probes cancer in children given arthritis drugs
  18. June 4, 2008 - Synthetic Molecules Hold Promise For New Family Of Anti-cancer Drugs - also here
  19. June 5, 2008 - Clinical study shows biological and clinical activity in relapsed leukemia patients
  20. June 6, 2008 - New Treatment Combination Safe For Pancreatic Cancer Patients
  21. June 6, 2008 - Family History Of Colorectal Cancer Linked With Reduced Risk Of Cancer Recurrence
  22. June 7, 2008 - New Model Predicts Whether Patients Will Be Free Of Renal Cancer 12 Years After Initial Treatment - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Men and women may metabolize fructose differently - also here
  2. June 3, 2008 - Diabetes test targets high-risk patients
  3. June 3, 2008 - Lifestyle creating more type 1 diabetics
  4. June 4, 2008 - Blood sugar level important in diabetes-free people
  5. June 4, 2008 - Long-term Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk Of Diabetes - also here, here
  6. June 4, 2008 - New Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Researchers Discover New Way Fats Kill Beta-cells
  7. June 5, 2008 - Sun Exposure And Vitamin D Levels May Play Strong Role In Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Children - also here, here
  8. June 5, 2008 - Discovery of new signal pathway important to diabetes research - also here, here
  9. June 6, 2008 - Two diabetes trials shed a little light on deaths
  10. June 6, 2008 - Weight gain no big deal in type 1 diabetes: study
  11. June 6, 2008 - Novo Nordisk diabetes drug tops Byetta in trial
  12. June 6, 2008 - Tight glucose control cuts risk of diabetic kidney disease
  13. June 6, 2008 - Aggressive approach to diabetes proves harmful
  14. June 6, 2008 - New Mouse Model Mimics Hyperglycemia, Aids In Diabetes Research - also here, here
  15. June 6, 2008 - Targeting Blood Sugar To Near-normal Levels Increases Risk Of Death In Persons With Diabetes At High Risk, ACCORD Trial Shows
  16. June 6, 2008 - Intense diabetes therapy didn't cut heart problems
  17. June 7, 2008 - Bristol diabetes drug effective, safe, study shows
  18. June 7, 2008 - Sanofi diabetes drug shows promise in study
  19. June 7, 2008 - Health Care Providers Urged To Address The Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes And Sleep Apnea By International Diabetes Federation
  20. June 7, 2008 - Largest Ever Study Of Diabetes Shows Intensive Glucose Control Reduces Serious Complications
  21. June 7, 2008 - Weight gain may be healthy when it comes to type 1 diabetes - also here
  22. June 8, 2008 - Hearts don't gain if blood sugar is leashed
  23. June 9, 2008 - Mixed results confuse diabetes debate
  24. June 10, 2008 - Diabetes study shows intensive glucose control reduces serious complications - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - HK experts use new cocktail to fight H5N1 in mice
  2. June 5, 2008 - Bird flu search finds none yet coming to N.America
  3. June 7, 2008 - Hong Kong finds H5N1 bird flu in poultry market
  4. June 7, 2008 - Bird flu detected in Hong Kong market
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 2, 2008 - Gene therapy slows progression of Batten Disease
  2. June 8, 2008 - Gene Therapy Involving Antibiotics May Help Patients With Usher Syndrome - also here, here
Background


Resveratrol

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Red wine compound seen protecting heart from aging
  2. June 4, 2008 - Study boosts wine chemical hopes
  3. June 4, 2008 - New Hints Seen That Red Wine May Slow Aging
  4. June 5, 2008 - Substance in red wine found to keep hearts young
  5. June 5, 2008 - Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging
  6. June 8, 2008 - Substance In Red Wine, Resveratrol, Found To Keep Hearts Young - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Researchers find new way to attack malaria
  2. June 4, 2008 - Synthetic yeast to brew up vital malaria drug
  3. June 7, 2008 - Feasibility Of Preventing Malaria Parasite From Becoming Sexually Mature Demonstrated - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Asthma linked to heart disease and stroke in women
  2. June 3, 2008 - Gout tied to higher risk of heart disease mortality
  3. June 3, 2008 - Low HDL Cholesterol From Gene Variation Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Ischemic Heart Disease - also here
  4. June 3, 2008 - Treatment Guidelines Lead To Four-fold Increase In Survival Rate For Cardiac Arrest
  5. June 3, 2008 - How drug that blocks cholesterol absorption from the diet works - also here
  6. June 4, 2008 - Key heart health protein found using frogs - also here
  7. June 4, 2008 - Genetically low HDL not tied to heart disease
  8. June 4, 2008 - Brief, Intense Exercise Can Benefit The Heart, Study Shows - also here, here
  9. June 5, 2008 - Telltale toenail nicotine predicts heart problems
  10. June 6, 2008 - Guideline would boost cholesterol drug use
  11. June 6, 2008 - Research may explain winter spike in heart deaths
  12. June 6, 2008 - Niacin's Role In Maintaining Good Cholesterol - also here
  13. June 6, 2008 - New guidelines for treating resistant hypertension
  14. June 7, 2008 - Big hearts 'have genetic problem'
Background


Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Drug-resistant bug kills young and healthy in U.S.
Background


Serotonin and fat storage

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - Mood hormone may affect fat, U.S. study finds
  2. June 4, 2008 - Eating And Weight Gain Not Necessarily Linked, Study Shows - also here, here
  3. June 4, 2008 - The Skinny on Fat: You're Not Always What You Eat
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - American College Of Rheumatology Presents Recommendations For Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy
  2. June 5, 2008 - Drinking Alcohol Cuts Risk Of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis In Half, Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Treating autoimmune disease with regulatory T cells

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - New Approach To Treating Autoimmune Disease Developed - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 3, 2008 - AIDS vaccine trial to start
  2. June 4, 2008 - Longer drug therapy helps babies ward off AIDS
  3. June 4, 2008 - Female hormone blocks HIV in men
  4. June 5, 2008 - Estrogen Applied To Human Penis Could Block Spread Of HIV, Study Suggests
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Human stem cells help brain-impaired mice
  2. June 4, 2008 - Human cells used to cure brain disease in mice
  3. June 4, 2008 - Enzyme plays key role in cell fate - also here
  4. June 4, 2008 - Stem cells 'halt nerve disease'
  5. June 4, 2008 - Add brain cells, remove seizures
  6. June 5, 2008 - Human Stem Cells Show Promise Against Fatal Children's Diseases - also here, here
  7. June 5, 2008 - Neurologically Impaired Mice Improve After Receiving Human Stem Cells - also here
  8. June 5, 2008 - Stem Cells Stop Mouse Shivers Cold, Could Thwart Rare, Neurological Disorders
  9. June 6, 2008 - Adult Stem Cell Findings Offer New Hope For Parkinson's Cure - also here
  10. June 6, 2008 - Brain stem cells can be awakened, say scientists
  11. June 6, 2008 - New technology enhances therapeutic potential of cord blood stem cells
  12. June 7, 2008 - Stem cells apparently cure boy's fatal disease
  13. June 8, 2008 - Caution on stem cell therapy - also here
  14. June 8, 2008 - Fresh hurdle for stem cell hunt
Background


Naltrexone and gambling addiction

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Drug found helpful in problem gamblers
  2. June 16, 2008 - Drug Commonly Used For Alcoholism Curbs Urges Of Pathological Gamblers - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - The Couch Isn't Making You Fat
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Folate As A Cause And Treatment For Schizophrenia: Who Will Benefit?
  2. June 4, 2008 - Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Family Traits Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression
  3. June 8, 2008 - Family Traits Provide Clues To Genes For Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Background


Depression

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Genes And Depression
  2. June 6, 2008 - Obesity And Depression May Be Linked - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. June 4, 2008 - Potential Treatments From Cryptic Genes - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - High cholesterol may up Parkinson's disease risk
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - The Protein IRF4 Takes Control Of Inflammation In The Gut
  2. June 5, 2008 - Discovery Of New Family Of Genetic Mutations Involved In Inflammatory Intestinal Disease - also here, here
Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Impulsivity Linked to Cocaine Addiction
Background


Clostridium difficile

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Advances In C. Difficile Research - also here
Background


Socializing and dementia

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - Socializing Can Help Elderly Women Stay Sharp
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 6, 2008 - New drug to stop tuberculosis epidemic
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 8, 2008 - Cancer drug Velcade might work in lupus: study
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 5, 2008 - Earlier Diagnosis Giving Alzheimer's a New Voice - also here
  2. June 8, 2008 - Blocking chemical lets cells feast on brain plaques
Background


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