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Volume 7, Number 46
November 17, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Dark matter
Carbon sequestration
Ocean acidification
Quantum computing
Matter/antimatter asymmetry
Supercomputers
Clouds and climate prediction
Graphene
Star formation
Nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
Invisibility cloaks
Quantum encryption
Climate modeling
Decoherence
Planetary formation
Carbon nanotube digital storage
Earth's mantle
Optical computing
Images of extrasolar planets
Neuroprosthetics
Artificial intelligence and poker
Extrasolar planets
Plasmonics
Plant absorption and release of CO2
Superconductivity
SETI
Cosmic ray astronomy
Mountains and plate tectonics
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Synthetic biology
Brain-imaging studies
Axons and dendrites
Cell migration and Wnt
Speciation
Evolutionary loss of limbs in skinks
Evolution of viruses and bacteria
Cdk5 activity in neurons
Enzymes and biological reaction rates
Sex differences in meiosis
Gene imprinting
Evolutionary control strategies in biological networks
Kidney development
Relearning
Mirror neurons
Evolution of cooperation and beligerence
Homo erectus
Telomerase and longevity
Antibacterial effects of sodium hypochlorite
DNA repair
β-catenin, Wnt, and gonad development
Cooperative behavior in yeast
Small RNA in plants
Origins of life
DNA damage from replication stress
Neurotransmitter-switching neurons
Sensory overlap
Proteomics
Developmental biology atlas
Non-photosynthesizing cyanobacteria
Swarm behavior of Myxococcus xanthus
Embryonic development

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer
Nanobiotechnology
AIDS
Avian flu
Cancer biology
Malaria
Drug delivery
Cortisol
Tuberculosis
Obesity, leptin, and cardiovascular disease
Gene therapy
Modeling bacteremia and sepsis
Obesity
Autism
Inflammatory bowel disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
MicroRNA and cancer
Parkinson's disease
Copy number variations and cancer
Diabetes
Computer-based mathematical disease models
MicroRNA, NF-κB, and Alzheimer's disease
Genetic variation information managegment
Exosomes



Physical sciences and technology


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - New Theories May Shed Light on Dark Matter
Background


Carbon sequestration

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Scientists say peridotite rock can soak up CO2
  2. November 10, 2008 - Igneous rock key to carbon sequestration
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Report: Greenhouse gases imperil oceans' web of life
  2. November 11, 2008 - Southern Ocean close to acid tipping point
  3. November 12, 2008 - Southern Ocean dangerously acidic
Background, Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Physicists use Bose-Einstein condensates to enhance factoring algorithm
  2. November 14, 2008 - Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing?
  3. November 15, 2008 - Putting a new spin on current research - also here
Background


Matter/antimatter asymmetry

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Antimatter Eludes Search Efforts
  2. November 16, 2008 - Physicists Test Theory That Explains Why Universe Is Made Of Matter - also here
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Oak Ridge boasts fastest computer at open research
  2. November 13, 2008 - Finnish IT Center For Science Upgrades Cray Supercomputer To One Of Europe's Most Powerful
Background


Clouds and climate prediction

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Clouds Can Predict Climate Changes
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Mass Production Method For Nanomaterial Graphene Devised - also here, here
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Telescope Views Glowing Stellar Nurseries - also here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - When a good nanoparticle goes bad
  2. November 11, 2008 - Tunnelling electrons could drive nanomotors
  3. November 12, 2008 - Nano-scale Electromechanical Sensors In Handheld Devices - also here, here
  4. November 13, 2008 - Findings suggest nanowires ideal for electronics manufacturing - also here
  5. November 14, 2008 - Nanotube Construction Set
  6. November 15, 2008 - New Nanocluster To Boost Thin Films For Semiconductors
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Solar cells need to be more dull to power up
  2. November 14, 2008 - New Research Expected To Improve Laser Devices And Make Photovoltaics More Efficient - also here
Background


Invisibility cloaks

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Invisibility extends out of its shell
Background


Quantum encryption

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Take the Time To Break Quantum Encryption
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - New Ice Age Predicted -- But Averted by Global Warming?
  2. November 12, 2008 - Earth would be heading to a freeze without CO2 emissions
  3. November 12, 2008 - Humans may have prevented super ice age
  4. November 13, 2008 - CO2 may prevent next Ice Age: study
  5. November 13, 2008 - Global warming to stave off next Ice Age
  6. November 14, 2008 - Climate change 'to halt ice age'
Background


Decoherence

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Femtosecond, Chirped Laser Pulse Trains Could Reduce Decoherence - also here
Background, Background


Planetary formation

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Dusty Shock Waves Generate Planet Ingredients - also here
  2. November 17, 2008 - Shock Waves Needed to Create Planets
Background


Carbon nanotube digital storage

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Miniaturizing Memory: Taking Data Storage To The Molecular Level - also here
Background, Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Electronic Heat Trap Grips Deep Earth: Current Models Of Mantle Dynamics Challenged - also here
Background


Optical computing

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - DNA strands become fibre optic cables
Background, Background


Images of extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - The First True Exoplanet Images... Probably
  2. November 13, 2008 - Telescopes get visual of planets around another sun
  3. November 13, 2008 - First images of planetary system beyond the solar system released
  4. November 13, 2008 - First Pictures of Alien Planet System Revealed
  5. November 13, 2008 - Astronomers claim first snaps of planets beyond the Solar System
  6. November 13, 2008 - Astronomers See Exoplanets for First Time
  7. November 13, 2008 - First Direct Images Of A Planetary Family Around A Normal Star - also here
  8. November 13, 2008 - Hubble Directly Observes A Planet Orbiting Another Star - also here
  9. November 13, 2008 - Major Breakthrough: First Photos of Planets Around Other Stars
  10. November 13, 2008 - First 'bona fide' direct images of exoplanets
  11. November 13, 2008 - Exoplanets finally come into view
  12. November 13, 2008 - From afar, the first optical photos of an exoplanet
  13. November 13, 2008 - First Direct Photos of Exoplanets
  14. November 14, 2008 - Telescopes capture another solar system
  15. November 14, 2008 - First Hubble shots of an alien exoplanet
  16. November 14, 2008 - First images captured of alien solar system
  17. November 14, 2008 - Images captured of 4 planets outside solar system
  18. November 14, 2008 - Astronomers Discover New Exoplanets
Background


Neuroprosthetics

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Brain Implants May Help Stroke Patients Overcome Partial Paralysis - also here
Background


Artificial intelligence and poker

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Poker bots raise the stakes for human players
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Universe may abound with icy planets
  2. November 14, 2008 - Planet wobbles could reveal Earth 2.0
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Surface Plasmon Resonances Of Metal Nanoparticles In Array Can Have Narrower Spectral Widths - also here
Background


Plant absorption and release of CO2

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Corralling The Carbon Cycle: Calculating How Much Carbon Dioxide Is Absorbed And Released By Plants - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Iron-based Materials May Unlock Superconductivity's Secrets - also here
Background


SETI

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - SETI Astronomer Envisions Technology Capable of Receiving ET Signals by 2032
Background


Cosmic ray astronomy

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Scientists launch vast observatory to solve cosmic mysteries - also here
Background


Mountains and plate tectonics

References:
  1. November 15, 2008 - Glacial Erosion Changes Mountain Responses To Plate Tectonics - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 16, 2008 - 3D 'Nanobamas' Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt - also here
Background



Life sciences


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Synthetic vaccine nabs iGEM prize
  2. November 12, 2008 - New Biological "Machines" Fight Disease, Produce Power
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Neuroimaging Of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said - also here
  2. November 11, 2008 - Brain sees fine line between speech and song
  3. November 12, 2008 - Hormones and brain activity: study sheds light on facial preferences - also here, here
  4. November 13, 2008 - Voice recognition software reads your brain waves
Background


Axons and dendrites

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - What makes an axon an axon? - also here, here
Background


Cell migration and Wnt

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Signaling between protein, growth factor is critical for coordinated cell migration - also here
Background, Background


Speciation

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - New Research on Darwin's Finches Offers Rare Glimpse Into How Species Diverge
Background


Evolutionary loss of limbs in skinks

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Limb Loss In Lizards: Evidence For Rapid Evolution - also here
Background


Evolution of viruses and bacteria

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Forced Evolution: Can We Mutate Viruses To Death? - also here, here
Background, Background


Cdk5 activity in neurons

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Newborn Neurons in the Adult Brain Can Settle in the Wrong Neighborhood - also here
  2. November 12, 2008 - Protein can nurture or devastate brain cells - also here, here
Background, Background


Enzymes and biological reaction rates

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Without Enzyme, Biological Reaction Essential To Life Takes 2.3 Billion Years
Background


Sex differences in meiosis

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Women's Chromosome Division Different from Men's
Background


Gene imprinting

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Mom Genes, Dad Genes
Background


Evolutionary control strategies in biological networks

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Evolution's New Wrinkle: Proteins With 'Cruise Control' Act Like Adaptive Machines - also here
Background, Background


Kidney development

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Genetic Blueprint Revealed For Kidney Design And Formation - also here
Background


Relearning

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Forgotten but not gone - how the brain takes care of things - also here
Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Researchers find link between seeing and thinking
Background, Background


Evolution of cooperation and beligerence

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - How warfare shaped human evolution
Background


Homo erectus

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Wide-hipped fossil changes picture of Homo erectus
  2. November 13, 2008 - Fossil find suggests Homo erectus females delivered big-brained babies
  3. November 13, 2008 - Early Human Babies Had Big Brains, Fossil Pelvis Shows
  4. November 13, 2008 - Rare fossil find sheds light on evolution of women
  5. November 14, 2008 - Human ancestors had big-brained babies
  6. November 14, 2008 - Pelvis Dated To 1.2 Million Years Ago Shows Ancestors May Have Been Born With Big Heads - also here
  7. November 14, 2008 - Human ancestors born big brained
Background


Telomerase and longevity

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Telomere Enzyme a Likely Key to Longevity
  2. November 13, 2008 - 'Elixir of youth' drug could fight HIV and ageing
Background


Antibacterial effects of sodium hypochlorite

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - How does bleach bleach?
  2. November 13, 2008 - Mystery solved: How bleach kills germs
  3. November 13, 2008 - Unfolding Bleach's Bug-Killing Secrets
  4. November 13, 2008 - How household bleach works to kill bacteria
  5. November 19, 2008 - How Household Bleach Kills Bacteria
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - How A Well-known Protein Repairs Broken DNA Ends
  2. November 13, 2008 - Repairing DNA Damage: Researchers Discover Critical Process In Cancer Treatment
Background


β-catenin, Wnt, and gonad development

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Female embryonic sexual development driven by universal factor - also here
Background


Cooperative behavior in yeast

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - A single gene leads yeast cells to cooperate against threats - also here
Background


Small RNA in plants

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Researchers Studying Little-Known Genetic Sequences
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Complex systems and Mars missions help understand how life began - also here
Background


DNA damage from replication stress

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Stress strikes cytogenetics
Background


Neurotransmitter-switching neurons

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Light Triggers New Code For Brain Cells - also here
Background


Sensory overlap

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - How Our Senses Combine To Give Us A Better View Of The World - also here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Breakthrough In Cell-type Analysis Offers New Ways To Study Development And Disease - also here, here
Background


Developmental biology atlas

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Chicks to give scientists clearer picture of fetal development
  2. November 14, 2008 - Chick flicks aid foetus research
Background


Non-photosynthesizing cyanobacteria

References:
  1. November 15, 2008 - Mysterious Microbe May Play Important Role In Ocean Ecology - also here
Background


Swarm behavior of Myxococcus xanthus

References:
  1. November 15, 2008 - Predatory Bacterial Swarm Uses Rippling Motion To Reach Prey
Background


Embryonic development

References:
  1. November 16, 2008 - FoxJ1 helps cilia beat a path to asymmetry
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Gene test hope for hidden killer
  2. November 10, 2008 - Short sleep tied to heart disease risk
  3. November 10, 2008 - Drug-coated stents top bare metal in diabetics: study - also here
  4. November 10, 2008 - Low potassium linked to high blood pressure
  5. November 10, 2008 - Mini Heart Attack Best Treated Like the Big One
  6. November 10, 2008 - Low-dose aspirin does not appear to reduce risk of CV events in patients with diabetes - also here, here
  7. November 10, 2008 - Gene test hope for hidden killer
  8. November 11, 2008 - Music to your ears? Music for your heart, too - also here
  9. November 11, 2008 - Non-fasting blood test detects stroke risk
  10. November 11, 2008 - Sanofi's Multaq reduces hospitalization: study - also here
  11. November 11, 2008 - Abbott's TriLipix improves cholesterol long term - also here
  12. November 11, 2008 - Triglycerides may be blood fat to watch: studies
  13. November 11, 2008 - Obese kids' arteries look like middle-aged adults'
  14. November 11, 2008 - Tekturna works better in older patients: Novartis
  15. November 11, 2008 - Avapro Blood pressure drug fails heart failure trial
  16. November 11, 2008 - Treating Viral Heart Infections
  17. November 11, 2008 - Cell-coated Stent As Effective As Drug-coated Ones But Needs Less Meds, Study Suggests - also here
  18. November 11, 2008 - Daily Rhythms In Blood Vessels May Explain Morning Peak In Heart Attacks - also here
  19. November 11, 2008 - Getting Little Sleep May Be Associated With Risk Of Heart Disease - also here
  20. November 11, 2008 - 3 clinical features identified to avoid misdiagnosis of TIAs - also here
  21. November 11, 2008 - Exercise is safe, improves outcomes for patients with heart failure - also here
  22. November 11, 2008 - Exercise no magic cure for heart failure patients
  23. November 11, 2008 - Fat kids found to have arteries of 45-year-olds
  24. November 12, 2008 - Exercise improves quality of life for heart failure patients - also here
  25. November 12, 2008 - Fat hormone may help predict heart failure: study
  26. November 12, 2008 - Triglycerides the fat to watch: study
  27. November 12, 2008 - Joyful Music May Promote Heart Health - also here
  28. November 12, 2008 - Obese Kids' Artery Plaque Similar To Middle-aged Adults - also here
  29. November 12, 2008 - Study finds obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds'
  30. November 12, 2008 - Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread than previously thought - also here, here
  31. November 12, 2008 - Genetics for personalized coronary heart disease treatment - also here, here
  32. November 12, 2008 - Small hours heart risk peak clue
  33. November 12, 2008 - Previous Abortions And Exercise: Do They Affect Pregnancy?
  34. November 13, 2008 - Steps To Block Key Enzyme Action In Heart Failure Mapped - also here, here
  35. November 13, 2008 - Treating Heart Failure With A Gas - also here
  36. November 14, 2008 - Low vitamin D linked with high blood pressure
  37. November 14, 2008 - High-normal Phosphate Levels Linked To Early Atherosclerosis - also here
  38. November 14, 2008 - Cigarette Smoke Could Alter Shape Of Heart - also here
  39. November 14, 2008 - Sleep Apnea May Be Risk Factor For Sudden Cardiac Death - also here, here
  40. November 14, 2008 - Vitamin C Lowers Levels Of Inflammation Biomarker Considered Predictor Of Heart Disease - also here, here
  41. November 14, 2008 - Heart test 'cannot predict risk'
  42. November 15, 2008 - Unraveling Mystery Of Brain Aneurysms - also here
  43. November 16, 2008 - Dual Treatment For Stroke Leads To Improved Recovery Rates, Reduced Mortality - also here, here
  44. November 16, 2008 - New Theory May Lead To Effective Heart Failure Treatments - also here
  45. November 16, 2008 - New Biomarker For Heart Failure Identified - also here
  46. November 16, 2008 - Low Risk For Heart Attack? Could An Ultrasound Hold The Answer? - also here, here
  47. November 16, 2008 - Does Anxiety Increase Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease?
  48. November 17, 2008 - Obese kids have prematurely aged neck arteries
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Education blunts effects of Alzheimer's: study
  2. November 10, 2008 - Brain imaging study supports the 'cognitive reserve' hypothesis
  3. November 11, 2008 - Strong Education Blunts Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests - also here
  4. November 11, 2008 - Alzheimer's-associated Plaques Found In Symptom-free Older Adults - also here, here
  5. November 12, 2008 - Blood-brain Barrier Disarmed In Rodents: Hormone Shows Promise In Reversing Alzheimer's Disease And Stroke - also here
  6. November 13, 2008 - How the APOE gene can modify your risk for Alzheimer's disease
  7. November 14, 2008 - Common Anesthetic Induces Alzheimer's-associated Changes In Mouse Brains - also here
  8. November 14, 2008 - Alzheimer's Gene Slows Brain's Ability To Export Toxic Protein - also here
  9. November 15, 2008 - Protecting Neurons Could Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Diseases - also here
  10. November 16, 2008 - Sharp-witted elderly shed insight on dementia
  11. November 16, 2008 - Key Contributor To Alzheimer's Disease Process Identified
  12. November 16, 2008 - 'Super' aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Umbilical cord blood may help build heart valves - also here
  2. November 11, 2008 - Key Mechanism That Regulates Development Of Stem Cells Into Neurons Identified - also here
  3. November 11, 2008 - Umbilical Cord Blood May Help Build New Heart Valves - also here
  4. November 12, 2008 - Intraspinal Implant Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells May Not Heal The Demyelinated Spinal Cord - also here, here
  5. November 12, 2008 - Stem Cells From Monkey Teeth Can Stimulate Growth And Generation Of Brain Cells - also here, here
  6. November 12, 2008 - Stem cells with potential to regenerate injured liver tissue identified - also here
  7. November 13, 2008 - Molecular Clipping Mechanism Confirmed Behind Stem Cell Development
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Bayer drug delays MS in half of patients: MRI study - also here
  2. November 12, 2008 - Personal rehab helpful for multiple sclerosis
  3. November 14, 2008 - Multiple Sclerosis: In The War Against Diseases, Nerve Cells Need Their Armor - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Bone Cancer Treatment Ineffective, Despite Promising Laboratory Data - also here
  2. November 11, 2008 - Supplements don't reduce breast cancer risk
  3. November 11, 2008 - Overexpression Of OLC1 Gene Associated With Smoking-Related Lung Cancer
  4. November 11, 2008 - Cancer Risk From Cardiac CT Overstated, Researchers Say - also here
  5. November 11, 2008 - Researchers aim to over-stress already taxed mantle cell lymphoma cells - also here, here
  6. November 11, 2008 - Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced breast cancer risk - also here
  7. November 12, 2008 - CT lung cancer screening offers pros and cons - also here
  8. November 12, 2008 - Scientists unravel breast cancer drug resistance
  9. November 12, 2008 - New Technology Could Revolutionize Breast Cancer Screening - also here, here
  10. November 12, 2008 - Estimate of HPV-related cancers
  11. November 12, 2008 - Melanoma: Benign or cancerous?
  12. November 12, 2008 - The miseries of allergies just may help prevent some cancers, study finds - also here
  13. November 12, 2008 - Researchers develop a new way to study how breast cancer spreads
  14. November 12, 2008 - Scientists explain why breast cancer drug meets resistance
  15. November 12, 2008 - Cancer scan uses radar technology
  16. November 12, 2008 - Key 'switch' found for popular breast cancer drug
  17. November 13, 2008 - Four drug combination helps in lung cancer: U.S. study
  18. November 13, 2008 - Relative Risk Of Brain Cancer: Tell Your Doctor If Tumors Run In The Family - also here
  19. November 13, 2008 - Study may result in more targeted drugs for GIST
  20. November 13, 2008 - Advanced lung cancer patients see improved, progression-free survival
  21. November 13, 2008 - Chemotherapy plus targeted therapies shows improved survival in advance-stage lung cancer patients
  22. November 13, 2008 - Breast drug failure cause found
  23. November 14, 2008 - Liver cancer patients have high diabetes prevalence
  24. November 14, 2008 - Proton Therapy And Concurrent Chemotherapy May Reduce Bone Marrow Toxicity In Advanced Lung Cancer - also here
  25. November 14, 2008 - Differing Genetic Makeup Of Lung Cancer In African-American Patients Shown
  26. November 14, 2008 - 'Two-headed' Antibody Poses A Double Threat To Breast Cancer Cells, Say Researchers - also here
  27. November 14, 2008 - Novel Four-drug Combination Proves Safe For Lung Cancer Treatment - also here, here
  28. November 14, 2008 - Gender Is Key Factor In Determining Overall Survival Of Lung Cancer Patients
  29. November 15, 2008 - Major Advance In Cancer Radiotherapy
  30. November 15, 2008 - Scientists find cell pathway driving a deadly sub-type of breast cancer - also here
  31. November 15, 2008 - Protein compels ovarian cancer cells to cannibalize themselves - also here
  32. November 16, 2008 - Vitamins C and E fail in cancer prevention study
  33. November 16, 2008 - DFMO May Affect Barrett's Esophagus - also here
  34. November 16, 2008 - Australian scientist to unveil skin cancer vaccine: reports
  35. November 16, 2008 - Skin cancer vaccine may be within reach: Australian scientist - also here
  36. November 16, 2008 - Calcium may only protect against colorectal cancer in presence of magnesium
  37. November 16, 2008 - Men who take aspirin have significantly lower PSA levels - also here
  38. November 16, 2008 - No protective effect on cancer from long-term vitamin E or vitamin C supplementation - also here
  39. November 16, 2008 - Study: Vitamin C or E pills do not prevent cancer
  40. November 16, 2008 - Cancer drug success 'on the rise'
  41. December 16, 2008 - Neither Vitamin C Or E Associated With Reduced Risk Of Prostate Cancer, Or Other Cancers
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Nanoparticles Research Aids Drug Development - also here
  2. November 12, 2008 - New Nanomaterial Could Be Breakthrough For Implantable Medical Devices - also here, here
  3. November 15, 2008 - Nanoparticles Deliver Their Cargo, Then Disappear
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Researchers use chemical from medicinal plants to fight HIV - also here, here
  2. November 10, 2008 - 'Assassin' cells home in on HIV
  3. November 11, 2008 - New Hope For HIV Treatment: Cells Exhausted From Fighting HIV Infection Can Be Revitalized - also here
  4. November 12, 2008 - Bone marrow transplant suppresses AIDS in patient
  5. November 12, 2008 - Experimental aids vaccine now in production
  6. November 13, 2008 - Bone marrow graft may have cured HIV
  7. November 13, 2008 - Protein Identified That Turns Off HIV-fighting T Cells - also here
  8. November 13, 2008 - Results of landmark study of HIV vaccine published in the Lancet - also here
  9. November 13, 2008 - Bone marrow 'cures HIV patient'
  10. November 14, 2008 - Novel regulatory step during HIV replication - also here
  11. November 14, 2008 - Researchers identify toehold for HIV's assault on brain - also here
  12. November 14, 2008 - A Cure for AIDS? Not Quite
  13. November 14, 2008 - HIV 'cure' won't save sick millions
  14. November 16, 2008 - No Clear Answer On Why HIV Vaccine Candidates Did Not Lower Risk Of Acquiring HIV
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Thailand confirms fresh bird flu outbreak
  2. November 12, 2008 - Indonesian teenager dies of bird flu
  3. November 13, 2008 - Thailand confirms second bird flu case
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Window into cancer-spread secrets
  2. November 11, 2008 - Gene hunt finds cancer culprits
  3. November 13, 2008 - New Technique To Study The Genetics Of Breast Cancer - also here
  4. November 14, 2008 - Common And Cancer Type-specific Loss-of-heterozygosity (loh) In The Tumor Stroma And Epithelium Of 3 Carcinoma Types Associated With Clinical Outcome
  5. November 14, 2008 - Genetics Of Aging And Cancer Resistance - also here
  6. November 14, 2008 - How Eating Red Meat Can Spur Cancer Progression: New Mechanism Identified - also here
  7. November 14, 2008 - By Combining Technologies, Researchers Rapidly Hunt Down And Find New Genes That Lead To Cancer - also here
  8. November 18, 2008 - Studying Individual Breast Cancer Cells For Days At A Time, Using New Method
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Massive malaria vaccine trial to begin in Africa
  2. November 11, 2008 - Important Steps Towards Development Of Human Vaccine Against Malaria
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Philips develops "intelligent pill" - also here
  2. November 11, 2008 - Philips’ intelligent pill targets drug development and treatment for digestive tract diseases
Background


Cortisol

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Intimacy may defend couples against stress
  2. November 14, 2008 - Children distressed by family fighting have higher stress hormones - also here
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Hardest-to-treat form of TB rare in U.S.: study
  2. November 11, 2008 - Cases of extensively drug-resistant TB declining each year in the US, but new cases still - also here
  3. November 14, 2008 - Cellular safety shelters allow TB agent to survive in infected individuals
Background


Obesity, leptin, and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Obese People At Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Even If They Don't Have High Cholesterol Or Diabetes - also here, here
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - First Trial Of Gene Therapy For Advanced Heart Failure Shows Promising Results - also here, here
Background


Modeling bacteremia and sepsis

References:
  1. November 11, 2008 - Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections - also here, here
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Waist, hip size key to predicting health risk
  2. November 12, 2008 - Fatty Diet During Pregnancy Makes New Cells In Fetal Brain That Cause Early Onset Obesity - also here, here
  3. November 12, 2008 - Growing waistline poses weighty risk to health
  4. November 13, 2008 - Pregnancy pounds predict kids' weight as teens
  5. November 13, 2008 - Large Waist Can Almost Double Your Risk Of Premature Death, Says Europe-wide Study - also here
  6. November 13, 2008 - 'Love handles' risk early death
  7. November 17, 2008 - Obesity 'programmed before birth'
Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - New autism loci discovered
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Adalimumab May Reduce Health-care Costs For Crohn's Disease Patients - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 12, 2008 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Breakthrough - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. November 13, 2008 - Study yields clues to why some tumors spread
  2. November 14, 2008 - Molecule Linked To Aggressive Cancer Growth And Spread Identified - also here
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Diagnosis of parkinsonian syndrome often changes
Background


Copy number variations and cancer

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - DNA: Too Much--or Too Little--Can Be a Bad Thing
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Possible Link Between Diabetes And Pelvic Girdle Syndrome - also here
Background


Computer-based mathematical disease models

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - Disease Modeling: Mathematical Models Resolve Controversy Over Nicotine Addiction - also here
Background


MicroRNA, NF-κB, and Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 14, 2008 - New research identifies key contributor to Alzheimer's disease process
Background, Background, Background


Genetic variation information managegment

References:
  1. November 15, 2008 - Improving Diagnosis Of Genetic Disorders
Background


Exosomes

References:
  1. November 16, 2008 - Discovery offers way of tracking cancer in blood
  2. November 16, 2008 - Tiny sacs released by brain tumor cells carry information that may guide treatment - also here
  3. November 17, 2008 - Tumor Secrets Written in Blood
Background


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