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Volume 7, Number 45
November 10, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Cosmological constant
Anomalous multi-muon events
Grid computing
DNA nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
PAMELA evidence for dark matter
Graphene
Dark matter
Hydrogen storage
Amino acid chirality
Photonic circuits using quantum dots
Pulsars
Global warming
Effect of sunlight on ocean circulation
Superconductivity
Nanotechnology
Survey of early galaxies
Optimal levels of CO2
Black hole event simulation

Life sciences

Cloning
Brain-imaging studies
Evidence of early life
Vestibular-ocular reflex
Brain activity associated with REM sleep
RNA enzymes
Cell membrane protein recycling
Immune system response to vaccination
Ediacaran fauna
Alternative splicing
Genetics of parenting effort
Animal cognition
Human genome sequencing
Cellular glucose transporters
Transcription factor binding of transposable elements
Metabolism and natural selection
Spread of antibiotic resistance genes
Phenotypic robustness
Uterine NK cells
PPAR-γ regulation of fat cell genes
Mirror neurons
Fat storage, lifespan, and reproduction
Gene copy number variants and human-chimp differences
Frequency-dependent selection in asexual species
DNA replication
Autophagy and phagocytosis
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Visual system maturation
Control of Wnt signaling in development
Activation of RNA polymerase
Sculpin evolution
Long-term memory
Restarting thymus T cell production
Social interaction and gene expression
Evolution and environmental variation
Regulation of B cell levels
DNA repair and lymphocyte integrity
Visual decision making
Chloroplasts

Health and medicine

Schizophrenia
Cancer
Obesity
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Insomnia and GABA
DNA vaccines
Alzheimer's disease
Autism
Hepatitis C
Antioxidants
SIRT1-activating drug for obesity and diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis
Cancer biology
Fat metabolism
AIDS
Specific language impairment
NK-22 cells and inflammatory bowel disease
Cancer stem cells
Neuron regeneration
Tuberculosis
Avian flu
Multiple sclerosis
Stem cells
Inhibition of Gram-negative bacterial virulence
Malaria
Alcohol dependency
Drug delivery
Antibiotics
Parkinson's disease
C-reactive protein and cardiovascular disease



Physical sciences and technology


Cosmological constant

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Cosmic consistency check
Background, Background


Anomalous multi-muon events

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Spectral particles spook physicsts
  2. November 3, 2008 - Fermilab 'ghosts' hint at new particles
  3. November 3, 2008 - Has new physics been found at the ageing Tevatron?
  4. November 4, 2008 - Fermilab's CDF Result Sparks Rumors of New Physics
  5. November 14, 2008 - Elementary particles show up in wrong spot during Tevatron experiment
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - What To Do With 15 Million Gigabytes Of Data - also here, here
  2. November 8, 2008 - Tuning In To The Virtues Of Virtual Labs
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Invention: Self-replicating materials
  2. November 4, 2008 - Tiny DNA Tweezers Can Catch And Release Objects On-demand
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Solar Power Game-changer: 'Near Perfect' Absorption Of Sunlight, From All Angles - also here, here
  2. November 6, 2008 - Portable power: Tiny solar cells show promise
  3. November 6, 2008 - Spray-on solar cells a step closer
  4. November 7, 2008 - Tiny Solar Cells Built To Power Microscopic Machines - also here
  5. November 7, 2008 - Hybrid Materials For Future Solar Cells Under Development
  6. November 9, 2008 - Record High Performance With New Solar Cells - also here
Background


PAMELA evidence for dark matter

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - PAMELA bares all
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Graphene oxide images cells and delivers drugs
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Simulation may help solve mystery of dark matter
  2. November 5, 2008 - Where will new Fermi telescope find dark matter?
  3. November 6, 2008 - Where to look to see dark matter
  4. November 6, 2008 - Giant Simulation Could Solve Mystery Of 'Dark Matter' - also here, here
  5. November 6, 2008 - Mysterious Dark Matter Might Actually Glow
  6. November 6, 2008 - Dark matter may be shining a light
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Light Weight Hydrogen 'Tank' Could Fuel Hydrogen Economy - also here, here
Background


Amino acid chirality

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Electrons put a new spin on chirality
Background, Background


Photonic circuits using quantum dots

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Light My Photonic Crystal
Background, Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Fingers, Loops And Bays In The Crab Nebula's Pulsar Wind Viewed By Chandra X-ray Observatory - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change
  2. November 6, 2008 - Energy Agency warns of 6 C rise in temperatures
  3. November 7, 2008 - Global warming predicted to hasten carbon release from peat bogs - also here, here
  4. November 7, 2008 - 'Unprecedented' Warming Drives Dramatic Ecosystem Shifts In North Atlantic, Study Finds - also here
Background


Effect of sunlight on ocean circulation

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Sunlight has more powerful influence on ocean circulation and climate than North American ice sheets
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - High-temperature Superconductors: New Method Exploring 'Energy Gap' Shows Electron Pairs Exist Before Superconductivity Sets In - also here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Gold Nanostars Hold Promise In Medical Diagnoses And Tests For Environmental Contaminants - also here, here
  2. November 7, 2008 - Detecting Tiny Twists With A Nanomachine
Background


Survey of early galaxies

References:
  1. November 8, 2008 - Pool Of Distant Galaxies: Deepest Ultraviolet Image Of The Universe Yet - also here
Background


Optimal levels of CO2

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - Carbon Dioxide Levels Already In Danger Zone, Revised Theory Shows - also here, here
Background


Black hole event simulation

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - Physicists Create BlackMax To Search For Extra Dimensions In The Universe - also here, here
Background



Life sciences


Cloning

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Frozen mice cloned - are woolly mammoths next?
  2. November 3, 2008 - Mice Frozen 16 Years Ago "Resurrected" by Cloning
  3. November 3, 2008 - Cloning 'resurrects' long-dead mice
  4. November 4, 2008 - Frozen mouse cloned
  5. November 4, 2008 - Scientists clone mice held on ice
  6. November 4, 2008 - Japanese clone mouse from frozen cell, aim for mammoths
  7. November 4, 2008 - Scientists clone from frozen mice
  8. November 4, 2008 - Extinct animals may be back but don't hold your breath over mammoth
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Brains of depressed people handle pain differently
  2. November 5, 2008 - MRI Reveals Relationship Between Depression And Pain - also here
  3. November 7, 2008 - Bullies may get kick out of seeing others in pain
  4. November 7, 2008 - Bullies May Enjoy Seeing Others In Pain - also here
  5. November 7, 2008 - Bullying tendency wired in brain
  6. November 7, 2008 - Bullies' Brains Light Up With Pleasure as People Squirm
Background


Evidence of early life

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Oldest Evidence for Complex Life in Doubt
Background


Vestibular-ocular reflex

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Streamlining Brain Signals For Speed And Efficacy
Background


Brain activity associated with REM sleep

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Study Shows Brain Functions Same Way Awake or Asleep
Background


RNA enzymes

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - A Molecular Identity Crisis - a 'Ribozyme Without RNA'
Background


Cell membrane protein recycling

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Researchers describe how cells take out the trash to prevent disease - also here, here, here
Background


Immune system response to vaccination

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Single-cell response to vaccination captured
Background, Background


Ediacaran fauna

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Eight-armed animal preceded dinosaurs
Background


Alternative splicing

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Human Genes: Alternative Splicing Far More Common Than Thought
Background, Background


Genetics of parenting effort

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Different Roles For Mothers And Fathers Influenced By Genetics - also here
Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Can animals escape the present?
Background


Human genome sequencing

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Experts sequence gene maps of Chinese, African men
  2. November 5, 2008 - African, Asian join the library of genomics
  3. November 7, 2008 - Costs plummeting for human genome sequencing
  4. November 9, 2008 - Chinese and Nigerian men join elite genome club
Background


Cellular glucose transporters

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Solution to insulin puzzle on track
  2. November 6, 2008 - Completely Novel Action Of Insulin Unveiled - also here
Background


Transcription factor binding of transposable elements

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - 'Junk' DNA Proves Functional; Helps Explain Human Differences From Other Species - also here, here
Background


Metabolism and natural selection

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Ecologists Say Metabolism Accounts For Why Natural Selection Favors Only Some Species - also here, here
Background


Spread of antibiotic resistance genes

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Clue Discovered In Spread Of 'Superbugs' - also here
Background


Phenotypic robustness

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Genes That Prevent Changes In Physical Traits Due To Environmental Changes Identified - also here
Background


Uterine NK cells

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - 'Natural Killer' Immune Cells Reveal Factors For Reproductive Success
Background


PPAR-γ regulation of fat cell genes

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Scientists Map Molecular Regulation of Fat-Cell Genetics - also here, here
Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Is mirror neuron activity just a mirage?
Background


Fat storage, lifespan, and reproduction

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Fat chance for long life
Background, Background


Gene copy number variants and human-chimp differences

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - DNA Chunks, Chimps And Humans: Marks Of Differences Between Human And Chimp Genomes - also here, here
  2. November 7, 2008 - Lost and Found Genes
Background


Frequency-dependent selection in asexual species

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Being Unique Has Advantages: 'Rareness' Key To Some Insects Being Favored By Evolution - also here
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Molecule Stops DNA Replication In Its Tracks
Background


Autophagy and phagocytosis

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - How Tuberculosis Might Be Thwarting Immune System: Proteomics Study Yields Clues - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Selective Reprogramming Of General Cells? Compounds For Stem-cell Production From Adult Cells Identified - also here, here
Background


Visual system maturation

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Seeing A Brain As It Learns To See
Background


Control of Wnt signaling in development

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - New Regulatory Mechanism Discovered For Cell Identity And Behavior In Forming Organs
Background


Activation of RNA polymerase

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - How 'molecular machines' kick start gene activation revealed - also here
Background


Sculpin evolution

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Like a fish out of salt water
Background


Long-term memory

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Making Memories Last
Background


Restarting thymus T cell production

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Key Gene May Be Crucial To Production Of Thymus And Disease-fighting T-cells - also here, here
Background


Social interaction and gene expression

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Social Interactions Can Alter Gene Expression In Brain, And Vice Versa - also here, here
Background


Evolution and environmental variation

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - How evolution learns from past environments to adapt to new environments - also here
Background


Regulation of B cell levels

References:
  1. November 8, 2008 - How Body Determines Optimal Amount Of Germ-fighting B Cells - also here, here
Background


DNA repair and lymphocyte integrity

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - New Role For Critical DNA Repair Molecule In Immune System
Background, Background


Visual decision making

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Chloroplasts

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - Scientists have pinpointed the single event that led to our world of plants and animals
Background



Health and medicine


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Pot-induced psychosis may signal schizophrenia
  2. November 6, 2008 - New Target In Brain For Treating Schizophrenia Identified - also here, here
  3. November 7, 2008 - Interaction between gene variants may alter brain function in schizophrenia - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Blocking enzyme may help childhood leukemia: study
  2. November 3, 2008 - Wart virus caused 25,000 cancers a year: CDC
  3. November 3, 2008 - Surgical Removal Of Small Colon Polyps Is Costly And Unnecessary, Study Suggests - also here, here
  4. November 3, 2008 - Compound Stabilizes Main Natural Suppressor Of Tumors
  5. November 3, 2008 - What's the role of beta-catenin in colorectal cancers?
  6. November 3, 2008 - Mouse model highlights histone methylation as distinguishing feature for leukemia subtypes
  7. November 3, 2008 - Tackling a hard-to-treat childhood cancer by targeting epigenetic changes - also here
  8. November 4, 2008 - Vitamin B supplements do not prevent cancer: study
  9. November 4, 2008 - Vitamins Don't Alter Cancer Risk
  10. November 4, 2008 - Liver Transplant Recipients Have Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests - also here
  11. November 4, 2008 - Sibling study could lead to better treatments for inherited form of colon cancer - also here, here
  12. November 4, 2008 - Half-broken gene is enough to cause cancer - also here
  13. November 4, 2008 - New research finds markers for esophageal cancer before it develops - also here, here
  14. November 4, 2008 - Study: Folic acid, B vitamins offer no cancer protection
  15. November 5, 2008 - Reducing The Risk Of Breast Cancer: Review Examines Prevention Strategies In U.S. - also here, here
  16. November 5, 2008 - Risk Assessment Tool Not Reliable Predictor For Some Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer - also here
  17. November 5, 2008 - Folic Acid, B Vitamins Do Not Appear To Affect Cancer Risk - also here, here
  18. November 5, 2008 - Genetic predictors of esophageal cancer identified - also here
  19. November 6, 2008 - Migraines cut breast cancer risk 30 percent: study
  20. November 6, 2008 - Surprise migraine, breast cancer link
  21. November 6, 2008 - Gene Variations Alter Risk Of Esophageal Cancer - also here, here
  22. November 6, 2008 - Migraines 'mean less cancer risk'
  23. November 6, 2008 - Brain tumour tests breakthrough
  24. November 6, 2008 - Do Migraines Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
  25. November 7, 2008 - Migraines Associated With Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer - also here, here
  26. November 7, 2008 - Novel Leukemia Vaccine For High-risk Patients In Clinical Trials - also here
  27. November 7, 2008 - Achilles' Heel Of Pancreatic Cancer Discovered - also here, here
  28. November 7, 2008 - Researchers Find Predictive Tests and Early Treatment Delay Progression of Blood Cell Cancer - also here, here
  29. November 7, 2008 - ESF workshop makes major advance in cancer radiotherapy
  30. November 7, 2008 - Researchers seek to understand and improve virus that infects lung cancer cells
  31. November 7, 2008 - Virus accomplice helps drugs fight cancer
  32. November 9, 2008 - HPV Virus Helps Cervical And Head And Neck Cancers Resist Treatment And Grow And Spread - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Child's sleep linked to adulthood obesity risk
  2. November 7, 2008 - Maternal Obesity Can Program Fetal Brain To Induce Adult-onset Obesity - also here
  3. November 9, 2008 - Despite failures, search for obesity drugs still looks golden
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Fish may help prevent diabetic kidney trouble
  2. November 3, 2008 - Risk Factors For Retinopathy In Persons With Type 1 Diabetes
  3. November 3, 2008 - Can berberine enhance glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in rat islets? - also here
  4. November 4, 2008 - Aerobic Exercise Combined With Resistance Training Improves Glucose Control In Diabetics, Study Shows
  5. November 5, 2008 - Sprint workouts boost fat burning in diabetics
  6. November 5, 2008 - Apelin to rescue diabetics
  7. November 5, 2008 - Research sheds light on cause of type-1 diabetes
  8. November 6, 2008 - Green tea compound may prevent diabetes: study
  9. November 6, 2008 - Energy-dense foods may raise diabetes risk
  10. November 6, 2008 - Coping And Copulation Behavior May Help Calculate Diabetes Risk, Mouse Study Suggests - also here, here
  11. November 8, 2008 - Type 2 Diabetes Management: Apelin Hormone Injections Powerfully Lower Blood Sugar - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Diabetes Medication May Be Linked To Lower Risk Of Death From Cardiovascular Disease
  2. November 5, 2008 - Heart failure raises death risk after heart attack
  3. November 5, 2008 - High Blood Pressure Is Related To Depression In Elderly Subjects
  4. November 5, 2008 - Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death Appears Increased Within 30 Days Of Heart Attack - also here
  5. November 5, 2008 - Study finds risk of sudden cardiac death highest early after attack - also here
  6. November 6, 2008 - Calcium/vitamin D pills won't lower blood pressure
  7. November 6, 2008 - End-stage Renal Disease, Heart Disease And African-Americans With Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis
  8. November 8, 2008 - PTSD Symptoms Associated With Increased Risk Of Death After Heart Events
  9. November 8, 2008 - Pregnancy Disorder Signals Need To Screen For Heart Disease - also here, here
  10. November 9, 2008 - High-dose Zocor cholesterol drug has mixed results - also here, here
  11. November 9, 2008 - Vitamins C and E do not cut heart attack, stroke risk
  12. November 9, 2008 - Low potassium linked to high blood pressure - also here
  13. November 9, 2008 - Researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms
  14. November 9, 2008 - Quintet of proteins forms new, early-warning blood test before heart attack strikes - also here, here
  15. November 9, 2008 - Studies: Vitamin pills don't prevent heart disease
  16. November 11, 2008 - Vitamins E And C Supplements Not Effective For Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease In Men - also here, here
Background


Insomnia and GABA

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Study links primary insomnia to a neurochemical abnormality in young and middle-aged adults - also here
Background, Background


DNA vaccines

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Therapeutic vaccines
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Scanner 'reads minds' to spot early signs of dementia
  2. November 4, 2008 - Novel Therapeutic Compounds For Neurodegenerative Conditions
  3. November 5, 2008 - Other illnesses affect Alzheimer's disease survival
  4. November 5, 2008 - Vitamin B3 Reduces Alzheimer's Symptoms, Lesions: Clinical Trial On Nicotinamide Effect In Alzheimer's Patients - also here, here
  5. November 5, 2008 - Vitamin 'may be Alzheimer's aid'
  6. November 7, 2008 - Diabetes, High Blood Pressure May Cause People With Alzheimer's Disease To Die Sooner - also here
  7. November 7, 2008 - Compounds May Help Combat Brain Diseases
  8. November 9, 2008 - Mitochondria Could Be Target For Therapeutic Strategy For Alzheimer's Disease Patients - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 3, 2008 - Heavy rainfall could be linked to autism, scientists claim
  2. November 4, 2008 - Autism linked with rainfall in study
  3. November 4, 2008 - Precipitation Levels May Be Associated With Autism - also here
  4. November 4, 2008 - Rainfall autism theory suggested
  5. November 4, 2008 - Study: Counties with more rainfall have higher autism rates
  6. November 4, 2008 - Comment: When not to write about autism
  7. November 6, 2008 - Strange play in infancy may point to autism
  8. November 7, 2008 - Unusual Use Of Toys In Infancy A Clue To Later Autism - also here, here
  9. November 11, 2008 - Study showing evidence of a major environmental trigger for autism - also here
  10. November 11, 2008 - Researchers link autism and rain
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - New drug shows promise for hepatitis C
  2. November 4, 2008 - Tibotec presents interim findings for TMC435, an investigational genotype 1 hepatitis C treatment
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Antioxidant Effects From Eating Almonds
Background


SIRT1-activating drug for obesity and diabetes

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Glaxo customized "red wine" drug potent in mice - also here
  2. November 5, 2008 - Drug Mimics Low-cal Diet To Ward Off Weight Gain, Boost Running Endurance - also here, here
  3. November 5, 2008 - A new weapon in the fight against obesity and diabetes
  4. November 5, 2008 - Drug 'tricks body to lose weight'
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 4, 2008 - Wide variability in rheumatoid arthritis drug suggests alternative dosing should be considered - also here
  2. November 6, 2008 - New Therapeutic Target Identified For Rheumatoid Arthritis - also here, here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - A cancer patient's genome decoded for first time
  2. November 5, 2008 - First Complete Cancer Genome Sequenced
  3. November 6, 2008 - Scientists Sequence First Genome Of Cancer Patient - also here, here, here
  4. November 6, 2008 - How Chronic Inflammation Can Lead To Stomach Cancer - also here, here
  5. November 6, 2008 - Repairing DNA damage: Researchers discover critical process in cancer treatment
  6. November 6, 2008 - Cancer genetic blueprint revealed
  7. November 6, 2008 - Scientists Map Cancer Patient's Complete Genome
  8. November 6, 2008 - Genetic Map Of Cancer Unveiled
  9. November 9, 2008 - Cancer drugs may build and not tear down blood vessels - also here, here
  10. November 10, 2008 - Blood vessel brakes boost tumors
  11. November 12, 2008 - Tumors Grow Faster Without Blood-supply Promoting Molecule - also here
Background


Fat metabolism

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - More dairy foods in the diet may boost fat burning
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - HIV vaccine failure explained?
  2. November 6, 2008 - How HIV Vaccine Might Have Increased Odds Of Infection - also here, here
  3. November 6, 2008 - Herpes drug inhibits HIV replication, but with a price - also here
  4. November 9, 2008 - Souped-up immune cells catch even disguised HIV
  5. November 9, 2008 - Engineered killer T cell recognizes HIV-1's lethal molecular disguises - also here, here
  6. November 9, 2008 - T cell-based HIV vaccine candidate demonstrates positive results - also here
  7. November 9, 2008 - Pimped-up T-cells seek out and destroy HIV
Background


Specific language impairment

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Autism gene linked to childhood language disorder
  2. November 5, 2008 - One gene's regulation of another gene may foster a common childhood language disorder
  3. November 5, 2008 - First Genetic Clue to Common Speech Disorder
  4. November 9, 2008 - Genetic Study Provides New Insights Into Molecular Basis Of Language Development - also here, here
Background


NK-22 cells and inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Previously Unknown Immune Cell May Help Those With Crohn's And Colitis - also here, here
Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. November 5, 2008 - Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells - also here
Background, Background


Neuron regeneration

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Scientists coax brain cells in mice to regenerate
  2. November 6, 2008 - Coaxing Injured Nerves to Regrow
  3. November 7, 2008 - Damaged Nerves Regenerated By Silencing Natural Growth Inhibitors In Neurons - also here
  4. November 7, 2008 - Optic nerves regrowth raises hope for blind
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Half of extensively drug-resistant TB patients die
  2. November 6, 2008 - XDR-TB: Deadlier and more mysterious than ever - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Avian flu uses tubes to dupe immune system
  2. November 6, 2008 - Protein 'tubules' free avian flu virus from immune recognition - also here, here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Multiple Sclerosis Progression Can Be Predicted With MRI - also here
  2. November 6, 2008 - Multiple sclerosis research charges ahead with new mouse model of disease - also here, here
  3. November 9, 2008 - Neuron gene linked to multiple sclerosis: study
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Research sheds light on key trigger of embryonic stem cell differentiation - also here, here
  2. November 6, 2008 - New advancements in the use of adult, embryonic stem cells for tissue regeneration
  3. November 6, 2008 - Japanese researchers make brain tissues from stem cells
  4. November 6, 2008 - Biologists theorize role for DNA packaging in stem cell development - also here
  5. November 7, 2008 - Scientists confirm molecular clipping mechanism behind stem cell development
Background


Inhibition of Gram-negative bacterial virulence

References:
  1. November 6, 2008 - Newly tested compound makes Gram negative bacteria less virulent
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - First Large Scale Screening To Identify Host Genes Involved In Malaria Infection
Background


Alcohol dependency

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Impulse Control Area In Brain Affected In Teens With Genetic Vulnerability For Alcoholism - also here, here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Polymer Patches Could Ferry Drugs, Assist In Cancer Diagnosis - also here, here
  2. November 11, 2008 - Cells made to haul custom payload
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. November 7, 2008 - Researchers find new path to antibiotics in dirt - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 8, 2008 - Gout And Parkinson's: Studies Examine Treatment For Gout And The Condition's Protective Effects - also here
Background


C-reactive protein and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 9, 2008 - AstraZeneca's Crestor cuts deaths and heart attacks
  2. November 9, 2008 - Crestor study seen changing preventive treatment
  3. November 9, 2008 - Drug trial shows dramatic reduction in hidden heart disease
  4. November 9, 2008 - Researchers discover new risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and a way to control it - also here, here
  5. November 9, 2008 - Study: Statins help people with normal cholesterol, too
  6. November 9, 2008 - Statin use 'may benefit healthy'
  7. November 9, 2008 - Study: Wider cholesterol drug use may save lives
  8. November 9, 2008 - Cholesterol-Fighting Drugs Show Wider Benefit
  9. November 10, 2008 - Should healthy people take statins too?
  10. November 10, 2008 - Cholesterol Drug Tackles Inflammation--or Does It?
  11. November 10, 2008 - New findings on the role of inflammation in prevention of coronary heart disease
  12. November 10, 2008 - Blood Test, Statin Afford Potent Shield, Study Says
Background


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