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Volume 7, Number 47
November 24, 2008

Physical sciences and technology

Carbon emission from soil
Supercomputers
CO2 sequestration
Quantum communication
Large Hadron Collider
Unification of physical forces
Global warming
Water on Mars
Generalized arithmetic progressions
Black holes
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Brain-computer interface
Magnetars
Dark matter
Superconductivity
Extrasolar planets
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Quantum chromodynamics
Stellar evolution
Starburst galaxies
Grid computing
Graphene memory
Stretchable electronics
Simulation of galaxy evolution
Cognitive computing
Spin wave logic gate

Life sciences

Brain-imaging studies
Body-swap illusion
DNA repair
1000 Genomes project
Brain synapse lateralization
Kangaroo genome
Sleep and memory
Evolution of morphological traits
Dopamine and inhibitory neuron in brain development
Commensals
"Orphan" genes in related species
Vertebrate brain development
Auditory neuron response in presence of noise
Evolution of gene regulation
Color perception and language
Mammoth genome
Déjà vu and recognition memory
Bacterial cell-wall architecture
Learning pace and retention
Stress, decision making, and the amygdala
Brain organization for arithmetic
Bacterial locomotion
Visual computation
RNA interference and gene transcription
Calpain enzymes
Aging biomarkers
Group selection and reproductive constraint
Giant protists
Rapid DNA sequencing
Vitamin B1 synthesis
Neanderthals
Female promiscuity
Separate sex evolution from hermaphroditism
Glia and the development of the hippocampus
Mitosis and Cdc14
Bacterial transition state regulators
Acetylcholine and sensory feature binding
Cannabinoid receptors
Prosopagnosia

Health and medicine

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Cancer
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Psoriasis
Cardiovascular disease
Stem cells
Asthma and eosinophils
AIDS
Cancer biology
Invariant NKT cells, inflammation, and influenza
Celiac disease
Multiple sclerosis
Antibiotics
Neural stem cells, BDNF, and exercise
Inflammatory bowel disease
Tuberculosis
Obesity
Nanobiotechnology
Rheumatoid arthritis
Drug discovery
Cholesterol and fat breakdown
Serotonin and alcoholism
Longevity
Autism and nicotine addiction
Schizophrenia
Bipolar disorder
Anthrax virulence
Neuroprotective effect of reducing inflammation in the brain
Vaccines
Antiviral drugs



Physical sciences and technology


Carbon emission from soil

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Soil study muddies climate change debate
  2. November 20, 2008 - Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon - also here, here
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Oak Ridge Supercomputer Is The World's Fastest For Science - also here
Background


CO2 sequestration

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Safe storage of greenhouse-gas carbon dioxide
  2. November 17, 2008 - Supercritical CO2 boosts super optimism in sequestering greenhouse gas
  3. November 19, 2008 - Trapping Greenhouse Gases (Without Leaks)
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Quantum calibration paves way for super-secure communication
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Hadron Collider repairs cost 14m
  2. November 17, 2008 - Big particle collider repairs to cost $21 million
  3. November 18, 2008 - LHC restart delayed even further
  4. November 21, 2008 - LHC repairs under way
Background


Unification of physical forces

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Quantum effects bring no solace for physicists
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - From Bad to Worse: Latest Figures on Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  2. November 17, 2008 - Forests may play overlooked role in regulating climate - also here
  3. November 18, 2008 - Water Vapor Confirmed As Major Player In Climate Change - also here, here
  4. November 19, 2008 - Carbon dioxide already in danger zone, warns study - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Gamma-Ray Evidence Suggests Ancient Mars Had Massive Oceans - also here
  2. November 18, 2008 - More evidence points to past oceans on Mars
  3. November 20, 2008 - Huge glaciers detected under rocky debris on Mars
  4. November 20, 2008 - Water-Ice Deposits Found Beneath Martian Hills
  5. November 20, 2008 - Buried Mars Glaciers May Be Remnants of Past Ice Age
  6. November 20, 2008 - Buried Glaciers Found on Mars
  7. November 20, 2008 - Vast stores of water ice surround Martian equator
  8. November 20, 2008 - Massive Subsurface Glaciers Discovered on Mars
  9. November 21, 2008 - Sleuthing Reveals Mars's Watery Past
  10. November 21, 2008 - Concealed Glaciers Discovered On Mars At Mid-latitudes - also here
  11. November 22, 2008 - Vast Mars glaciers are spotted
Background


Generalized arithmetic progressions

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Mathematics Students Make Prime Discovery
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Astronomers Detect Matter Torn Apart By Black Hole - also here, here
  2. November 18, 2008 - Bursts Spotted at Milky Way's Black Hole
  3. November 19, 2008 - Black Holes Are The Rhythm At The Heart Of Galaxies - also here
  4. November 21, 2008 - Black Hole "Hearts" Warm Galaxies, Control Growth
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Nanotube 'shortcut ' boosts brain signals
  2. November 20, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes Improve Protein Array Detection Limits
  3. November 20, 2008 - Carbon Nanotubes Detect Lung Cancer Markers in the Breath
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Nanorotors move together
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Micro needles aid bionic advances
  2. November 21, 2008 - Brain implant allows mute man to speak
Background


Magnetars

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Superstrong Space Magnets Are Just as Weird as We Thought
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Clump of dark matter may loom near solar system
  2. November 19, 2008 - Dark Matter Proof Found Over Antarctica?
  3. November 19, 2008 - Electron 'bump' may confirm dark matter
  4. November 19, 2008 - Cosmic Rays Might Come from Dark Matter
  5. November 19, 2008 - Mysterious electrons may be sign of dark matter
  6. November 20, 2008 - Mysterious Source Of High-Energy Cosmic Radiation Discovered: Nearby Exotic Object? - also here
  7. November 20, 2008 - Excess of electrons could point to dark matter
  8. November 24, 2008 - A Whisper, Perhaps, From the Universe's Dark Side
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Electron fluctuations could explain why exotic material conducts without resistance
  2. November 21, 2008 - Scientists See New Mechanism for Superconductivity - also here, here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - New Planet Discovered Orbiting Dangerously Close To Giant Star - also here, here
  2. November 21, 2008 - Another Direct Exoplanet Image
  3. November 21, 2008 - First Detection of Carbon Dioxide in an Exoplanet
  4. November 21, 2008 - Carbon dioxide discovered on distant planet
  5. November 21, 2008 - Beta Pictoris Planet Finally Imaged? - also here, here
  6. November 21, 2008 - Planet imaged closer to star than ever before?
  7. November 22, 2008 - Remains of devoured planet discovered
  8. November 23, 2008 - Carbon Dioxide Detected on Faraway World
  9. November 25, 2008 - Another Extrasolar Planet Possibly Imaged
  10. November 26, 2008 - Distant world sports gassy signature of habitability
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Precise measurement of phenomenon advances solar cell understanding - also here, here
  2. November 21, 2008 - Converting Sunlight Into Electricity: European Project Breaks Efficiency Record
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Quantum computing spins closer - also here, here
  2. November 19, 2008 - Quantum Computing Advances a Qubit Closer to Reality
  3. November 20, 2008 - How Time-Traveling Could Affect Quantum Computing
  4. November 20, 2008 - Is entanglement always good for quantum computers?
  5. November 21, 2008 - Quantum Computers Could Excel In Modeling Chemical Reactions - also here, here
Background


Quantum chromodynamics

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Standard Model Gets Right Answer for Proton, Neutron Masses
  2. November 20, 2008 - Nuclear masses calculated from scratch
  3. November 20, 2008 - It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations
  4. November 21, 2008 - At Long Last, Physicists Calculate the Proton's Mass
  5. November 21, 2008 - e=mc2: 103 years on, Einstein proved right - also here
  6. November 21, 2008 - Proton and neutron masses calculated from first principles
Background


Stellar evolution

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Astronomers catch binary star explosion inside nebula - also here, here
Background


Starburst galaxies

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Hubble Resolves Puzzle about Loner Starburst Galaxy - also here
  2. November 20, 2008 - Mystery of Rapid Star Birth Solved
  3. November 21, 2008 - Galactic recluse has friends after all
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Foundations For The World Wide Grid
Background


Graphene memory

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - New 'Molecular Memory' Only 10 Atoms Thick: Massive Storage Possible - also here, here
Background, Background


Stretchable electronics

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Researchers Make New Electronics -- With A Twist - also here
Background


Simulation of galaxy evolution

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Iconic Rings And Flares Of Galaxies Created By Violent, Intergalactic Collisions - also here, here
Background


Cognitive computing

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - IBM plans 'brain-like' computers
Background, Background


Spin wave logic gate

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Computer chips give new spin on saving energy
Background



Life sciences


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Brain imaging study reveals that some people are as giddy as teenagers in love, even after two decades of marriage
  2. November 21, 2008 - Brain Reorganizes To Adjust For Loss Of Vision - also here
Background


Body-swap illusion

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - New experiment indicates that, under the right circumstances, people feel like they have swapped bodies with someone else
  2. December 2, 2008 - Swedish researchers create body-swap illusion
  3. December 2, 2008 - Scientists Produce Illusion Of Body Swapping - also here
  4. December 2, 2008 - Swapping your body becomes a virtual reality
  5. December 2, 2008 - Body-swap illusion tricks mind in new study
  6. December 3, 2008 - Study creates an illusion of body-swapping
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - New Evidence On Different Versions Of Proteins Helping Cells Fix Broken DNA - also here
Background


1000 Genomes project

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - The search for genome 'dark matter' moves closer
Background


Brain synapse lateralization

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - How is our left brain is different from our right?
Background


Kangaroo genome

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Kangaroo genes close to humans
  2. November 18, 2008 - Scientists sequence kangaroo genome
  3. November 18, 2008 - Draft kangaroo genome sequenced
  4. November 18, 2008 - Kangaroo Genome Mapped - also here, here
  5. November 18, 2008 - Big hop forward: Scientists map kangaroo's DNA
  6. November 21, 2008 - Australia's big hop into genomics
Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Study shows sleep reduces harmful buildup of too many connections in the brain
  2. November 19, 2008 - Sleep Helps People Learn Complicated Tasks - also here
Background, Background


Evolution of morphological traits

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Tentacles test tenets of evolution
Background, Background


Dopamine and inhibitory neuron in brain development

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Have dopamine, will travel
Background, Background, Background


Commensals

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Immune System And Intestinal Bacteria: The Key To Balanced Cohabitation
  2. November 18, 2008 - What cures you may also ail you: Antibiotics, your gut and you
  3. November 19, 2008 - Antibiotics Can Cause Pervasive, Persistent Changes To Microbiota In Human Gut - also here
  4. November 19, 2008 - Gut Check Reveals Vast Multicultural Community Of Bugs In Bowels - also here
Background, Background


"Orphan" genes in related species

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - 'Orphan' Genes Play An Important Role In Evolution - also here
Background, Background


Vertebrate brain development

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - New molecular insight into vertebrate brain development - also here, here
Background, Background


Auditory neuron response in presence of noise

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Rats identify specific sounds in noisy environments
Background


Evolution of gene regulation

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Researchers Shed Light on Evolution of Gene Regulation - also here, here, here
Background


Color perception and language

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Color perception shifts from right brain to left
Background


Mammoth genome

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Mammoth genome sequence may explain extinction
  2. November 19, 2008 - Mammoth Genome Approaching Completion
  3. November 19, 2008 - Mammoth Genome Decoded -- Clones on the Way?
  4. November 19, 2008 - Scientists Untangle Woolly Mammoth Genome
  5. November 19, 2008 - Mammoth's genome pieced together
  6. November 19, 2008 - Frozen hair gives up first mammoth genome
  7. November 19, 2008 - Hair from frozen carcasses used to reconstruct woolly mammoth's genome
  8. November 19, 2008 - Mammoth task: Scientists map DNA of ancient beast
  9. November 19, 2008 - Scientists Sequence Half the Woolly Mammoth's Genome
  10. November 20, 2008 - Mammoth genome may explain extinction
  11. November 20, 2008 - Mammoth genome cracked: key to cloning?
  12. November 20, 2008 - Woolly-mammoth Genome Sequenced - also here
Background


Déjà vu and recognition memory

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - The Psychology Of Deja Vu - also here, here
Background


Bacterial cell-wall architecture

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - First Detailed 3-D Glimpse Of Bacterial Cell-wall Architecture - also here
Background


Learning pace and retention

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Improving Long-term Learning Through Spacing Of Lessons - also here, here
Background


Stress, decision making, and the amygdala

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Stress warps brains and behavior, researchers say
  2. November 21, 2008 - Stress Hinders Rats' Decision-making Abilities - also here
Background, Background


Brain organization for arithmetic

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Brain Reorganizes to Make Room for Math
Background, Background


Bacterial locomotion

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - How Do Bacteria Swim? Physicists Explain - also here, here
Background


Visual computation

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - New Theory Of Visual Computation Reveals How Brain Makes Sense Of Natural Scenes - also here
Background


RNA interference and gene transcription

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - New Gene-silencing Pathway Found In Plants - also here, here
Background, Background


Calpain enzymes

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - What Controls Critical 'Go-to' Enzyme: Findings May Hold Key To Better Treatments For Many Disorders - also here, here
Background


Aging biomarkers

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Biomarkers Used To Predict Chronological And Physiological Age - also here
Background


Group selection and reproductive constraint

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Darwin Was Right About How Evolution Can Affect Whole Group - also here
Background


Giant protists

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Seabed tracks suggest new origin of animal life
  2. November 20, 2008 - Deep blue research digs up evolutionary past
  3. November 20, 2008 - Single-Celled Giant Upends Early Evolution
  4. November 20, 2008 - Single-celled giant upends early evolution
  5. November 21, 2008 - Discovery Of Giant Roaming Deep Sea Protist Provides New Perspective On Animal Evolution - also here
  6. November 21, 2008 - 'Grape' is key to fossil puzzle
  7. November 24, 2008 - Single cell giant up-ends early evolution
  8. November 24, 2008 - Amoeba tracks prompt rethink over early life
  9. November 26, 2008 - Giant amoebas found rolling on sea floor
  10. December 4, 2008 - Rolling 'Sea Grape' Rocks The Fossil Record
Background


Rapid DNA sequencing

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Human genomes in minutes?
Background


Vitamin B1 synthesis

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Vitamin B1 biosynthesis
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Were Neanderthals stoned to death by modern humans?
Background


Female promiscuity

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Why the Lady Is a Tramp
  2. November 21, 2008 - Research Sheds Light On Benefits Of Multiple Mates - also here
Background


Separate sex evolution from hermaphroditism

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Research Maps Out Evolution of Genders From Hermaphroditic Ancestors - also here, here
Background


Glia and the development of the hippocampus

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Memory mission explores new territory in neuroscience - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Mitosis and Cdc14

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Med school discovery could lead to better cancer diagnosis, drugs - also here, here
Background


Bacterial transition state regulators

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Scientists Present 'Moving' Theory Behind Bacterial Decision-Making - also here, here
Background, Background


Acetylcholine and sensory feature binding

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Behavior Very Similar In Distracted Humans And Rats On Neurotransmitter Blocker - also here, here
Background, Background


Cannabinoid receptors

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Researchers define new painkilling chemical pathway - also here, here
  2. November 24, 2008 - Cannabis-like drug dims pain without the high
Background


Prosopagnosia

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Celebrity 'blindness' down to brain wiring
  2. November 28, 2008 - Explanation For 'Face Blindness' Offered - also here, here
Background



Health and medicine


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Dangerous bacteria on increase: expert
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Magnesium impacts calcium's anti-cancer effect
  2. November 17, 2008 - Too little sleep tied to increased cancer risk - also here
  3. November 17, 2008 - Family history key in figuring breast cancer risk
  4. November 17, 2008 - Smoking plus gene variant raises breast cancer risk
  5. November 17, 2008 - Smoking, drinking linked to throat, stomach cancer
  6. November 17, 2008 - Aspirin may mask prostate cancer, study hints
  7. November 17, 2008 - Study helps clarify role of vitamin D in cancer therapy
  8. November 17, 2008 - Genes associated with fat metabolism could increase kidney cancer risk
  9. November 17, 2008 - Breast cancer common among women with family history but without BRCA1 or BRCA2 - also here
  10. November 17, 2008 - Exercise and rest reduce cancer risk
  11. November 17, 2008 - Family history can trump breast cancer gene test
  12. November 18, 2008 - Diabetes drugs tied to lower prostate cancer risk
  13. November 18, 2008 - New study backs solvent, leukemia link
  14. November 18, 2008 - New Imaging Technique Tracks Cancer-killing Cells Over Prolonged Period - also here, here
  15. November 18, 2008 - Calcium May Only Protect Against Colorectal Cancer In Presence Of Magnesium
  16. November 19, 2008 - Gender and age impact stomach cancer prognosis
  17. November 19, 2008 - Broccoli May Lower Lung Cancer Risk In Smokers - also here
  18. November 20, 2008 - Study backs Finland's colon cancer screening
  19. November 20, 2008 - Lung cancer pill may get second chance after tests
  20. November 20, 2008 - Removing small colon polyps costly, unnecessary
  21. November 20, 2008 - Iressa Proves Just As Effective As Chemotherapy For Lung Cancer - also here, here
  22. November 20, 2008 - New Platinum-phosphate Compounds Kill Ovarian Cancer Cells, Other Cancer Cells - also here, here
  23. November 20, 2008 - Two New Compounds Show Promise For Eliminating Breast Cancer Tumors - also here, here
  24. November 20, 2008 - Pill as good as chemo on lung cancer, but costlier
  25. November 21, 2008 - Saturated fat tied to small intestine cancers
  26. November 21, 2008 - Genetic Risk Factors May Tailor Prostate Cancer Screening Approaches - also here
  27. November 21, 2008 - Why Only Some Former Smokers Develop Lung Cancer - also here
  28. November 21, 2008 - Simple Blood Test For Colon Cancer: New Early-warning Test Detects Polyps Before Cancer Sets In - also here, here
  29. November 21, 2008 - Calorie Restriction And Exercise Show Breast Cancer Prevention Differences In Postmenopausal Women - also here
  30. November 21, 2008 - Screening for colorectal cancer detects unrecognized disease - also here
  31. November 22, 2008 - Isolated Breast Cancer Cells In Sentinel Lymph Node Associated With Non-Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases
  32. November 30, 2008 - Three Esophageal, Stomach Cancer Subtypes Linked To Smoking; One Associated With Alcohol Use
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Cancer drugs halt type 1 diabetes in mice
  2. November 18, 2008 - Two Cancer Drugs Prevent, Reverse Type 1 Diabetes, Animal Study Shows - also here
  3. November 19, 2008 - Research shows promise for prevention, reversal of type 1 diabetes
  4. November 19, 2008 - Gene test adds little to diabetes risk analysis
  5. November 19, 2008 - Genetic screening no better than traditional risk factors for predicting type 2 diabetes
  6. November 19, 2008 - Garlic Chemical Tablet Treats Diabetes I And II, Study Suggests - also here, here
  7. November 20, 2008 - Type 2 diabetes may slow mental processing speed
  8. November 20, 2008 - Gene Silencing May Improve Success Of Islet Cell Transplants For Diabetes
  9. November 20, 2008 - New technique eliminates toxic drugs in islet transplant in diabetic mice - also here
  10. November 21, 2008 - Stable blood sugar curbs diabetes complications - also here, here
  11. November 21, 2008 - Researcher tricks immune system in diabetic mice
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Merck drug fails to slow Alzheimer's symptoms
  2. November 17, 2008 - Alzheimer's disease breakthrough
  3. November 17, 2008 - Scientists Seek to Block Progression of Alzheimer's Disease with Novel Medication that Targets the Source
  4. November 18, 2008 - Herbal supplement Ginkgo doesn't stop Alzheimer's
  5. November 18, 2008 - Ginkgo biloba not useful in preventing dementia
  6. November 18, 2008 - Ginko biloba fails the drug test
  7. November 18, 2008 - Ginkgo proves ineffective in preventing dementia, Alzheimer's disease
  8. November 18, 2008 - Ginkgo fails to prevent Alzheimer's in large study
  9. November 19, 2008 - Ginkgo Biloba Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk, Study Shows
  10. November 19, 2008 - Ginkgo biloba doesn't prevent dementia, study finds
  11. November 21, 2008 - Weight-Alzheimer link different for men and women
  12. November 22, 2008 - Does Growth Hormone Drug Slow Alzheimer's Disease? - also here
  13. November 23, 2008 - New Approach To Screen Individuals For Early Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  14. November 23, 2008 - How Red Wine Compounds Fight Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Indigo plant may treat chronic skin disease
  2. November 20, 2008 - Dry skin gets the indigo treatment
  3. November 26, 2008 - Indigo extract effective treatment for psoriasis
  4. November 27, 2008 - Indigo Ointment May Help Treat Patients With Psoriasis
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Low vitamin D linked to sudden cardiac death
  2. November 17, 2008 - Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men - also here
  3. November 17, 2008 - 'Let the sunshine in' to protect your heart this winter - also here
  4. November 17, 2008 - Study to assess if genes predispose salt to act as a blood pressure 'trigger'
  5. November 17, 2008 - Technology Gives 3-D View of Human Coronary Arteries
  6. November 18, 2008 - Good news and bad on cholesterol levels: study
  7. November 18, 2008 - Study shows how social support may protect brain during stroke - also here
  8. November 18, 2008 - Drug protects mice from heart failure
  9. November 19, 2008 - ECG Tests No Better Than Routine Clinical Assessment At Predicting Future Heart Disease, Study Finds
  10. November 20, 2008 - Enzyme Discovery May Lead To Better Heart And Stroke Treatments - also here
  11. November 20, 2008 - Rural Women Are At Higher Risk Of Blood Pressure Disorders During Pregnancy
  12. November 21, 2008 - Cases of stroke complicating heart attack down
  13. November 21, 2008 - Lose weight, rediscover your mojo
  14. November 21, 2008 - Long-term Secondary Prevention Program May Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risks After Heart Attack
  15. November 21, 2008 - Diuretic Reduces Risk For A Type Of Heart Failure That Is More Common Among Women, Study Suggests
  16. November 22, 2008 - Increased Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Associated With Higher Risk Of Stroke
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Using Adult, Embryonic Stem Cells For Tissue Regeneration: New Advances
  2. November 18, 2008 - First Trial in the U.S. to Treat Both Ischemic & Non-Ischemic Heart Failure to be Performed Using Patient's Own Stem Cells - also here
  3. November 18, 2008 - Adult Stem Cell Breakthrough: First Tissue-engineered Trachea Successfully Transplanted - also here, here
  4. November 19, 2008 - Woman gets first trachea transplant without drugs
  5. November 19, 2008 - Stem cells restore hearing, vision in animals
  6. November 19, 2008 - Stem cells rebuild patient's windpipe
  7. November 19, 2008 - Windpipe transplant breakthrough
  8. November 19, 2008 - Patient's Own Stem Cells Can Be Used To Treat Heart Failure
  9. November 19, 2008 - Drug giant shows its commitment to stem cells
  10. November 19, 2008 - First trachea transplant without immunosuppression
  11. November 19, 2008 - Woman receives windpipe built from her stem cells
  12. November 19, 2008 - Doctors transplant windpipe with stem cells
  13. November 19, 2008 - Landmark windpipe transplant uses patient stemcells
  14. November 19, 2008 - 1st Trachea Transplant From Stem Cells
  15. November 20, 2008 - Jumonjd3: A Key For Unlocking Neuronal Stem Cell Fate
  16. November 20, 2008 - Neurons Derived From Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Muscle Function After Injury
  17. November 20, 2008 - Sweet success for new stem cell ID trick
  18. November 21, 2008 - Pure Insulin-producing Cells Produced In Mice - also here, here
  19. November 21, 2008 - Pluripotent Stem Cells Shown To Generate New Retinal Cells Necessary For Vision, Study Finds
  20. November 23, 2008 - Ideal Time For Stem Cell Collection Defined For Parkinson's Disease Therapy - also here
Background


Asthma and eosinophils

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Visualizing Asthma-causing Immune Cells At Work
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - T Cell-based HIV Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Positive Results
  2. November 18, 2008 - Why HIV Treatment Makes People So Susceptible To Heart Disease And Diabetes - also here
  3. November 19, 2008 - Early treatment best for AIDS-infected babies
  4. November 19, 2008 - Treat HIV-positive Babies from the Start
  5. November 19, 2008 - Individuals With HIV Have Higher Risk Of Non-AIDS Cancers - also here
  6. November 19, 2008 - Rapid care 'cuts baby's HIV risk'
  7. November 19, 2008 - Risk of lung, other cancers soars for people with HIV
  8. November 20, 2008 - Study defines benefits of early HIV testing and treatment for infected infants - also here, here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Breaking BubR1 mimics genetic shuffle seen in cancer cells - also here
  2. November 18, 2008 - Clue To Stopping Breast-cancer Metastasis Discovered - also here, here
  3. November 19, 2008 - 13 new tumor-suppressor genes in liver cancer identified - also here, here
  4. November 19, 2008 - Personalised cancer treatment on the way
  5. November 20, 2008 - Preventing tumor cells from refueling: A new anti-cancer approach? - also here
  6. November 20, 2008 - Gene required for radiation-induced protective pigmentation also promotes survival of melanoma cells
  7. November 21, 2008 - Dangerous 'Two-faced' Protein Crucial To Breast Cancer Spread And Growth Identified - also here
  8. November 21, 2008 - Misreading Of Damaged DNA May Spur Tumor Formation - also here, here
  9. November 23, 2008 - Lactic Acid Found To Fuel Tumors - also here
Background


Invariant NKT cells, inflammation, and influenza

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - Flu deaths could be reduced thanks to cancer research
Background, Background, Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. November 17, 2008 - A faster test for the food protein that triggers celiac disease
  2. November 18, 2008 - Thyroid disease often seen with celiac disease
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Only Half Of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Achieve And Maintain Response To Interferon Treatment, Study Shows
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Biomedical Engineers' Detective Work Reveals Antibiotic Mechanism - also here
  2. November 20, 2008 - Stopping germs from ganging up on humans - also here, here
Background


Neural stem cells, BDNF, and exercise

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Exercise increases brain growth factor and receptors, prevents stem cell drop in middle age - also here, here
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. November 18, 2008 - Crohn's disease surgeries make steady advances
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Cellular Safety Shelters Allow TB Agent To Survive In Infected Individuals
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - 26 percent of sleepless children become overweight - also here, here
  2. November 20, 2008 - Obesity linked to grandparental diet
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 19, 2008 - Nontoxic nanoparticle can deliver and track drugs - also here, here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Vitamin E won't prevent rheumatoid arthritis: study
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Scientists Reshape Future Of Drug Discovery With Next Generation Man-Made Molecules - also here, here
  2. November 20, 2008 - Systems biology brings hope of speeding up drug development
Background, Background


Cholesterol and fat breakdown

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Bad cholesterol inhibits the breakdown of peripheral fat - also here, here
Background


Serotonin and alcoholism

References:
  1. November 20, 2008 - Specific DNA variations of the serotonin transporter gene can influence drinking intensity - also here
Background


Longevity

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Children of centenarians live longer, healthier
  2. November 21, 2008 - Children Of Centenarians Live Longer, Have Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes - also here
Background


Autism and nicotine addiction

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Link Between Nicotine Addiction And Autism Found - also here
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Brain Compound 'Throws Gasoline Onto The Fire' Of Schizophrenia - also here
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. November 21, 2008 - Bipolar disorder genes, pathways identified - also here, here
Background


Anthrax virulence

References:
  1. November 22, 2008 - Blood Component That Turns Anthrax Bacteria Virulent Identified - also here, here
Background


Neuroprotective effect of reducing inflammation in the brain

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Could Marijuana Substance Help Prevent Or Delay Memory Impairment In The Aging Brain? - also here
Background, Background, Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Researchers discover strategy for predicting the immunity of vaccines - also here, here
Background


Antiviral drugs

References:
  1. November 23, 2008 - Researchers develop new strategy for broad spectrum anti-viral drugs - also here, here
  2. November 24, 2008 - Study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections
Background


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