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Volume 7, Number 42
October 20, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Artificial intelligence
Nanotechnology
Sunspots
Dark energy
Extrasolar planets
Gamma-ray bursts
Controlled fusion
Superconductivity
Resistive RAM
Photonics
3D integrated circuits
Hypervelocity stars
Quantum communications
Photovoltaics
Black holes
Terahertz technology
Ultracold molecules
Early galaxies with supermassive black holes
Pulsars
Biological computing
Grid computing
Dwarf galaxies
Bose-Einstein condensates
Viral nanoparticles
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum computing
Dark matter
Quantum spin segregation
Quantum entanglement
Spin currents
Global warming
Neutrinos and Lorentz invariance
Transformation optics
Large hadron collider
Galaxy cluster collisions
Nanowire infection sensing
Supercomputers

Life sciences

Heart tissue regeneration
Astrocytes, BDNF, and synaptic plasticity
Olfaction
Thermophilic bacteria
Metabolic rate
Sirtuin functions
Functional genomics
Flash-lag effect
Nanoscale protein arrays
Nervous-immune system connection
Ion channels
Brain-imaging studies
Tiktaalik
Corticotropin releasing factor and depression
Neuroprosthetics
Anxiety and neuropeptide Y
Neurogenesis
Synapse formation
Altruism
Microarrays
Miller-Urey experiment
Blindsight
Cell modeling
Sexual selection in yeast
Spike timing in cortical neurons
Glutamate and dendrite growth
Embryonic development
Modeling tissue metabolism
Non-REM sleep
Dopaminergic neurons
Human microbiome
Transporter proteins
Olfaction and memory
Alu-derived exons and gene expression
Randomness of cell behavior
Viral suppression of interferon
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Coordination of walking
Demyelination and aging
Proteomics

Health and medicine

Parkinson's disease
Metabolic syndrome
Cocaine addiction
Antidepressants
Cancer
Stem cells
Multiple sclerois
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Malaria
Alzheimer's disease
Adiponectin, alcohol, and diabetes
Schizophrenia
AIDS
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Autism
Hepatitis B
Stem cells, aging, and cancer
Dementia
Resveratrol
Dopamine and obesity
Methamphetamine and dopamine
Antibiotics
Dendritic cells and resistance to dengue virus
Gene therapy
Asthma
Antioxidants
Th17 cells, inflammation, and intestinal bacteria
Obesity and inflammation
Fructose and leptin resistance
Disease and mutation of highly conserved genes
Drug delivery



Physical sciences and technology


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Test explores if robots can think
  2. October 13, 2008 - Machines Edge Closer To Imitating Human Communication
  3. October 13, 2008 - UK university holds artificial intelligence test
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Strong Elasticity Size Effects In ZnO Nanowires - also here
  2. October 13, 2008 - Under Pressure At The Nanoscale, Polymers Play By Different Rules
  3. October 14, 2008 - Blowing bubbles on a nanoscale - also here
  4. October 14, 2008 - Researchers Use Nanowires to Develop Neural Probe That Will Limit Damage to Cells and Biological Tissue - also here
  5. October 14, 2008 - Teaching Nano to Swim
  6. October 15, 2008 - Computer circuit builds itself
  7. October 16, 2008 - Gold nanostars outshine the competition - also here, here
  8. October 17, 2008 - 'Stamping' self-assembling nanowires
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Hidden Boundaries Of Sunspots Pump Out Plasma Into Interplanetary Space
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Dark energy: the quest for galaxies
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - NASA Supercomputer Shows How Dust Rings Point to Exo-Earths
  2. October 13, 2008 - Tides Have Major Impact on Planet Habitability
  3. October 13, 2008 - Computer Simulations Reveal Exotic Weather on Distant Worlds
  4. October 16, 2008 - Earth-like Planets May Be Easier To Find Than Previously Thought: Young Planets Stay Hotter Longer - also here, here
  5. October 20, 2008 - Half-Hot, Half-Cold Planets Have Supersonic Jet Streams
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Faint gamma-ray bursts do actually exist
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - ITER, IAEA sign deal to move nuclear fusion research forward
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Metallic Silane As A Pathway To High-temperature Superconductivity In Hydrogen
Background


Resistive RAM

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - New Research Activities On Resistive RAM
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Brightening The Future For Optical Circuits
Background


3D integrated circuits

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Significant Process In Creating 3D Stacked Integrated Chips
Background


Hypervelocity stars

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Milky Way's fastest stars may be immigrants
Background


Quantum communications

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Cheap lenses could revolutionise quantum networks
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Dramatically Extending Lifetime Of Organic Solar Cells
  2. October 17, 2008 - New Solar Energy Material Captures Every Color Of The Rainbow - also here
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Violently Variable Black Holes Probed - also here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Single-pixel camera has multiple futures - also here, here
Background


Ultracold molecules

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Ultracold Molecules
Background


Early galaxies with supermassive black holes

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Colossal Black Holes Common In Early Universe, Spectacular Galactic Collision Suggests - also here, here
  2. October 17, 2008 - Monster Tag Team
  3. November 11, 2008 - Black Holes Grew Fast, Merged Early
Background, Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - NASA Satellite Spots New Type of Pulsar
  2. October 16, 2008 - Gamma Ray Telescope Finds First "Invisible" Pulsar
  3. October 17, 2008 - Dead star flings out gamma rays
  4. October 17, 2008 - First Gamma-ray-only Pulsar Observation Opens New Window On Stellar Evolution - also here, here
  5. October 17, 2008 - NASA'S Fermi Telescope Discovers First Gamma-Ray-Only Pulsar
  6. October 17, 2008 - First pulsar identified by its gamma rays alone
  7. October 18, 2008 - New kind of pulsar discovered
Background


Biological computing

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Bio-Computer Created Inside Living Cell
  2. October 16, 2008 - A computer for living cells
  3. October 16, 2008 - Molecular computer runs calculations inside living cell
  4. October 17, 2008 - Team engineers microbes to perform AND, OR, NAND and NOR logic operations
  5. October 17, 2008 - 'RNA computer' creates zombie cells
  6. October 17, 2008 - Engineers build first-ever multi-input 'plug-and-play' synthetic RNA device - also here
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Computer Grids Get Down To Business
Background


Dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Magellanic Group And Its Seven Dwarf Galaxies
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Quantum Mechanical 'Hurricanes' Form Spontaneously In Super-Cold Gas - also here, here
Background


Viral nanoparticles

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Virus As Nano-building Block: Extreme Nature Helps Scientists Design Nano Materials - also here, here
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Buckypapers clarify electrical, optical behavior of nanotubes - also here, here
  2. October 16, 2008 - Samsung Demonstrates First Color Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrophoretic Display
  3. October 18, 2008 - Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper'
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - First tunable, 'noiseless' amplifier may boost quantum computing, communications - also here, here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Listening to dark matter - also here, here
  2. October 16, 2008 - Detector has an ear for dark matter
Background


Quantum spin segregation

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Current theories can't explain observed spin segregation
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Physicists set new entanglement record
Background


Spin currents

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Doppler shift reveals spin currents
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Report says Arctic temperatures at record highs
  2. October 17, 2008 - Arctic air temperatures hit record highs
Background


Neutrinos and Lorentz invariance

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Einstein's Relativity Survives Neutrino Test - also here, here
Background, Background


Transformation optics

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Invisibility Cloak And Ultra-powerful Microscopes: New Research Field Promises Radical Advances In Optical Technologies - also here, here
Background


Large hadron collider

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Eight-month delay for LHC
  2. October 17, 2008 - LHC report confirms electrical fault
  3. October 17, 2008 - CERN says atom smasher back in action in spring
Background


Galaxy cluster collisions

References:
  1. October 18, 2008 - Ghostly Glow Reveals Galaxy Clusters In Collision - also here, here
Background


Nanowire infection sensing

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Sensitive Nanowire Disease Detectors Created - also here
Background, Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Saudi university supercomputer lures researchers
Background



Life sciences


Heart tissue regeneration

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - The regenerative heart
  2. October 13, 2008 - Mouse study shows fetal heart can grow cells to repair disease damage
  3. October 14, 2008 - Embryonic Heart Exhibits Impressive Regenerative Capacity - also here, here
Background


Astrocytes, BDNF, and synaptic plasticity

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Astrocytes And Synaptic Plasticity - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Olfaction

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Smell is 'noisy' and 'in shades of grey': Scientists debunk ancient lock-and-key theory
Background


Thermophilic bacteria

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Discovering a new life form in the hot springs of Yellowstone
Background


Metabolic rate

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Is there an optimum speed of life?
Background


Sirtuin functions

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Why Starving Cells Prolong Life
Background, Background


Functional genomics

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Unraveling The Complexity Of Human Disease
  2. October 17, 2008 - Man's best friend recruited in the hunt for disease genes - also here, here
Background


Flash-lag effect

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Longtime Visual Puzzler Explained In New Way - also here, here
Background


Nanoscale protein arrays

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Researchers write protein nanoarrays using a fountain pen and electric fields - also here, here
Background


Nervous-immune system connection

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Worms' nervous system shown to alert immune system - also here
Background, Background


Ion channels

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Study specifies chemical pathway for ions through the cell membrane
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Internet use 'good for the brain'
  2. October 15, 2008 - Workout for brain just a few clicks away
  3. October 15, 2008 - Searching the web a workout for the brain
  4. October 15, 2008 - Searching The Internet Increases Brain Function - also here
  5. October 17, 2008 - Googling is good for your brain
  6. October 17, 2008 - Neuroscientist Finds Transplanted Hand-to-brain Mapping 35 Years After Loss Of Limb - also here, here
Background


Tiktaalik

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - "Walking fish" reveals fresh evolutionary insights
  2. October 15, 2008 - How Tiktaalik gots its neck
  3. October 15, 2008 - Fish With First Neck Evolved Into Land Animal -- Slowly
  4. October 15, 2008 - Details Of Evolutionary Transition From Fish To Land Animals Revealed - also here, here
  5. October 15, 2008 - 'Missing link' fossil stuck its neck out
  6. October 16, 2008 - Ancient Fish Heads for Land
Background


Corticotropin releasing factor and depression

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Study finds brain chemical linked to grief
  2. October 15, 2008 - Grieving voles hint at why human relationships last
  3. October 16, 2008 - Does this explain muskrat love?
Background


Neuroprosthetics

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Single neuron power
  2. October 15, 2008 - Device helps monkeys move paralyzed wrists
  3. October 15, 2008 - Monkeys move paralysed muscles with their minds
  4. October 15, 2008 - Mind power moves paralysed limbs
  5. October 15, 2008 - Roving brain electrodes reverse paralysis in monkeys
  6. October 15, 2008 - Bypassing Paralyzed Nerves
  7. October 16, 2008 - Rewired brain cells restore movement
  8. October 16, 2008 - Movement Restored To Paralyzed Limbs In Monkeys Through Artificial Brain-muscle Connections - also here
Background


Anxiety and neuropeptide Y

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Sex matters for anxious lab mice
  2. October 18, 2008 - Importance Of Sex-specific Testing Shown In Anxiety Study - also here
Background, Background


Neurogenesis

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Memory Improves If Neurons Are New
Background


Synapse formation

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Neurons In Zebrafish May Reveal Clues To The Wiring Of The Human Ear
Background


Altruism

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Being Altruistic May Make You Attractive - also here, here
Background


Microarrays

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - The death of microarrays?
Background


Miller-Urey experiment

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Primordial soup lives again
  2. October 16, 2008 - Did Volcanoes Spark Life on Earth?
  3. October 16, 2008 - Volcanoes May Have Provided Sparks Of First Life
  4. October 16, 2008 - New spark in classic experiments
  5. October 16, 2008 - Volcanic lightning may have sparked life on Earth
  6. October 16, 2008 - Forgotten Experiment May Explain Origins of Life
  7. October 17, 2008 - 'Lost' Miller-Urey Experiment Created More Of Life's Building Blocks - also here
  8. October 17, 2008 - Classic experiments give new insight on life's origin
Background


Blindsight

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Blindsight: How Brain Sees What You Do Not See - also here, here
Background


Cell modeling

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Computer Model Reveals Cells' Inner Workings - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Sexual selection in yeast

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Yeast reveals sexual selection in action
Background


Spike timing in cortical neurons

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Experiments support alternative theory of information processing in the cortex - also here
Background


Glutamate and dendrite growth

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Protein Shown To Play A Key Role In Normal Development Of Nervous System
Background, Background


Embryonic development

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Scientists Trace Molecular Origin Of Proportional Development - also here, here
Background


Modeling tissue metabolism

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Could Dr. House Be Replaced By A Computer? - also here
Background, Background


Non-REM sleep

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Human Brain Still Awake, Even During Deep Sleep
Background, Background


Dopaminergic neurons

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Supersensitive Receptor Engineered, Gain Better Understanding Of Dopamine System - also here, here
Background


Human microbiome

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Human Microbiome Consortium To Investigate Role Of Microbes In Human Health And Disease
Background


Transporter proteins

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - How Proteins Permit Entry To A Cell - also here
Background


Olfaction and memory

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Emotion And Scent Create Lasting Memories -- Even In A Sleeping Brain - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Alu-derived exons and gene expression

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Study finds value in 'junk' DNA - also here, here
Background


Randomness of cell behavior

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Throw of a dice dictates a bug's life
Background


Viral suppression of interferon

References:
  1. October 18, 2008 - Mechanism For Immune System Suppression Pinpointed; Could Help Treat HIV, Measles, And Tuberculosis - also here
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. October 18, 2008 - Mass-Production Of 'Embryonic' Stem Cells From A Human Hair - also here
Background


Coordination of walking

References:
  1. October 18, 2008 - Class Of Spinal Cord Neurons Makes Sure That Sides Of Body Don't Get Ahead Of One Other
Background


Demyelination and aging

References:
  1. October 18, 2008 - Physical Decline Caused By Slow Decay Of Brain's Myelin - also here
  2. November 3, 2008 - Brain slows at 40, starts body decline
Background, Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Human Protein Atlas Will Help Pinpoint Disease - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Study finds Parkinson's patients are more commonly lacking in the vitamin than Alzheimer's patients or healthy people
  2. October 13, 2008 - Parkinson's linked to vitamin D
  3. October 14, 2008 - Vitamin D deficiency may be more common in Parkinson's disease patients
  4. October 16, 2008 - Diabetes not a risk factor for Parkinson's disease
  5. October 17, 2008 - Lack Of Vitamin D Linked To Parkinson's Disease - also here, here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Obese Teenagers Face Higher Metabolic Syndrome Risk In South America Than Europe - also here
Background, Background, Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Thinner Cortex In Cocaine Addicts May Reflect Drug Use And A Pre-existing Disposition To Drug Abuse
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Millisecond Brain Signals Predict Response To Fast-acting Antidepressant
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Potential Non-invasive Optical Detection Of Pancreatic Cancer
  2. October 13, 2008 - No overall caffeine-breast cancer link: study
  3. October 13, 2008 - Is CT-colonoscopy a valuable tool to detect colorectal cancer?
  4. October 13, 2008 - Shark blood 'offers cancer hope'
  5. October 14, 2008 - Common Variant Increase Risk Of Most Common Form Of Skin Cancer By 170%
  6. October 14, 2008 - Caffeine Consumption Not Associated With Breast Cancer Risk In Most Women, Study Suggests - also here
  7. October 14, 2008 - Pectin Power: Why Fruits And Vegetables May Protect Against Cancer's Spread - also here, here
  8. October 14, 2008 - New Therapeutic Treatment Approach Improves Survival In Esophageal Cancer Patients
  9. October 15, 2008 - Nearby tissue reveals liver cancer recurrence risk
  10. October 15, 2008 - Ancient Chinese Salad Plant Transformed Into New Cancer-killing Compound - also here
  11. October 15, 2008 - New Approach To Genetic Testing Could Halve Deaths From Inherited Bowel Cancer - also here
  12. October 15, 2008 - Nicotine linked to breast cancer: study
  13. October 16, 2008 - Soy reduces breast cancer risk by receptor status
  14. October 16, 2008 - Genetic 'Fingerprint' Shown To Predict Liver Cancer's Return - also here
  15. October 16, 2008 - Genetic analysis predicts whether liver cancer likely to recur
  16. October 16, 2008 - Scientists close in on method to fight deadly childhood cancer - also here
  17. October 16, 2008 - Researchers identify promising gene target for neuroblastoma therapy - also here
  18. October 17, 2008 - Exercise may cut uterine cancer risk in heavy women
  19. October 17, 2008 - Prostate Cancer Gene Test Provides New Early Detection - also here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - New Properties Of Skin Stem Cells - also here
  2. October 17, 2008 - Stem cell trial nearly a go?
Background, Background


Multiple sclerois

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Response To Immune Protein Determines Pathology Of Multiple Sclerosis - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - 'Grandma's penicillin' also may help high blood pressure
  2. October 13, 2008 - Break out the bubbly: White wine may be good for you
  3. October 14, 2008 - Taking Cordarone for short time not an option
  4. October 14, 2008 - Sleep apnea treatment good for the heart
  5. October 14, 2008 - Depression a predictor of death after heart attack
  6. October 14, 2008 - Lessening Medication For Atrial Fibrillation Does Not Reduce Side Effects, Study Finds - also here
  7. October 14, 2008 - New Data Examine Stents And Bypass Surgery In Patients With 3VD And LMD - also here, here
  8. October 14, 2008 - Triple antiplatelet therapy appears superior to dual antiplatelet therapy
  9. October 15, 2008 - New Therapy For Heart Failure
  10. October 15, 2008 - Drug-eluting Stents More Effective, Equally As Safe As Bare Metal Stents, Clinical Trial Suggests - also here
  11. October 15, 2008 - HORIZONS AMI Will Help Set Guidelines For Drug And Stent Therapy - also here
  12. October 15, 2008 - Vulnerable Plaque May Be Easier To Detect Through New Imaging Technology - also here
  13. October 16, 2008 - Novel Imaging Approach May Assist In Predicting Success Of Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation
  14. October 16, 2008 - Drug May Reduce Coronary Artery Plaque - also here
  15. October 17, 2008 - Aspirin no heart protection for diabetics: study
  16. October 17, 2008 - Aspirin does not prevent heart attacks in patients with diabetes - also here, here
  17. October 17, 2008 - Diabetes aspirin use questioned
  18. October 19, 2008 - Chicken Soup May Help Fight High Blood Pressure
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 13, 2008 - Researcher Looks For Better Way to Kill Cancer Cells
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Sweetened pill could help children beat malaria
  2. October 14, 2008 - Genome Of A Monkey-human Malaria Parasite
  3. October 14, 2008 - Sweet pill tackles child malaria
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - B vitamins fail in U.S. Alzheimer's disease study
  2. October 14, 2008 - Why Sufferers From Alzheimer's Disease Might Have Lower Blood Pressure - also here
  3. October 14, 2008 - Vitamin B supplementation did not slow cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer disease
  4. October 15, 2008 - Vitamin B Does Not Slow Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's, Study Finds - also here
  5. October 17, 2008 - Blood protein tied to Alzheimer's disease risk
  6. October 18, 2008 - Optics Of Alzheimer's Disease
  7. October 19, 2008 - Scientists identify role of fatty acids in Alzheimer's disease - also here
  8. October 19, 2008 - Fatty acids clue to Alzheimer's
Background


Adiponectin, alcohol, and diabetes

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Inflammation not a factor in drinking-diabetes link
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Why Schizophrenics Smoke
  2. October 15, 2008 - Brain-nourishing Molecule May Predict Schizophrenia Relapse - also here
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Efavirenz-based Initial Therapies Associated With Better Outcomes In HIV-infected Adults - also here, here
  2. October 14, 2008 - Scientists bleak about AIDS vaccine prospects
  3. October 17, 2008 - Integrating antiretroviral therapy with TB treatment for co-infections reduces mortality - also here
  4. October 19, 2008 - After setbacks, hunt for AIDS vaccine pushes on
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Compound Stabilizes Main Natural Suppressor Of Tumors
  2. October 19, 2008 - Nicotine Linked To Breast Cancer Growth And Spread, Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Vision Loss More Common In People With Diabetes - also here, here
  2. October 15, 2008 - Protein Made In Liver Restores Blood Glucose In Type 1 Diabetes Model - also here
  3. October 15, 2008 - Public Health Experts Discover New Information About Diabetes' Link To Tuberculosis - also here, here
  4. October 17, 2008 - Researchers Continue To Find Genes For Type 1 Diabetes - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Looking through the broken mirror
  2. October 15, 2008 - People With Autism Make More Rational Decisions, Study Shows - also here, here
  3. October 15, 2008 - Never gamble with an autistic opponent
  4. October 17, 2008 - Gene Screen To Identify Causes Of Autism - also here
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Why are T cells tolerant to hepatitis B virus?
Background


Stem cells, aging, and cancer

References:
  1. October 14, 2008 - Scientists Trigger Cancer-like Response From Embryonic Stem Cells - also here, here, here
  2. October 15, 2008 - Slow sensing ages stem cells
  3. October 15, 2008 - Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging - also here
  4. October 16, 2008 - Researchers uncover new links between stem cells, aging and cancer
Background, Background, Background


Dementia

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Landmark Study Links Sleep, Memory Problems In Elderly African-Americans - also here
  2. October 17, 2008 - Aerobic activity may reverse mental decline
Background


Resveratrol

References:
  1. October 15, 2008 - Resveratrol Prevents Fat Accumulation In Livers Of 'Alcoholic' Mice - also here, here
  2. October 15, 2008 - Resveratrol, red wine compound linked to health, also found in dark chocolate and cocoa
  3. October 17, 2008 - College Team Creating Anticancer Brew - also here, here, here
  4. October 29, 2008 - Anti-cancer beer under development
Background


Dopamine and obesity

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Milkshake study reveals brain's role in obesity
  2. October 16, 2008 - Researchers tie genes, lower reward response to weight gain
  3. October 16, 2008 - Brain signals predict weight gain
  4. October 16, 2008 - Gene mutation predicts future weight gain
  5. October 16, 2008 - Brain's reaction to yummy food may predict weight
  6. October 17, 2008 - Brain's pleasure signals linked to obesity
  7. October 17, 2008 - Obesity, Abnormal 'Reward Circuitry' In Brain Linked: Gene Tied To Dopamine Signaling Also Implicated In Overeating
Background, Background


Methamphetamine and dopamine

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Methamphetamine Enters Brain Quickly And Lingers - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - U.S. study points to strong new class of antibiotics
  2. October 16, 2008 - New class of antibiotics may lead to therapy for drug-resistant tuberculosis - also here
  3. October 20, 2008 - New Natural Products Act Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
Background


Dendritic cells and resistance to dengue virus

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - New Mechanism Of Resistance To Dengue Virus
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Gene Therapy Restores Vision To Mice With Retinal Degeneration - also here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. October 16, 2008 - Australian study AMAZES asthma researchers
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Brazilian Acai Berry Antioxidants Absorbed By Human Body, Research Shows
Background


Th17 cells, inflammation, and intestinal bacteria

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Bugs In The Gut Trigger Production Of Important Immune Cells, Study Finds - also here
Background, Background


Obesity and inflammation

References:
  1. October 17, 2008 - Obesity 'lifts inflammation risk'
Background, Background


Fructose and leptin resistance

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Fructose Sets Table For Weight Gain Without Warning - also here, here
Background


Disease and mutation of highly conserved genes

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Genetic-based Human Diseases Are An Ancient Evolutionary Legacy, Research Suggests - also here
  2. October 19, 2008 - The disease legacy of our distant ancestors
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. October 19, 2008 - Drug-embedded microparticles bolster heart function in animal studies - also here
Background


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