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Volume 8, Number 2
January 12, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Milky Way
Milky Way mass
Extrasolar planets
Hubble parameter
Carbon nanotubes
Star formation near black holes
Graphene
Space elevator
Brown dwarfs
Supernovae
Star-forming regions in early galaxies
Lorentz invariance
Hydrogen production
Active galaxies
Pulsars
Black holes and galaxies
Nanotechnology
Levitation
Cosmic radio background
Fuel cells
Water on Mars
Superconductivity
Global warming
Gamma-ray bursts
Axions and white dwarfs

Life sciences

Speciation
Oxytocin and social cognition
Species coexistence
RNA polymerase
Retroviruses
Protein interaction mapping
Brain-imaging studies
DNA damage detection and repair
CLK-1 and aging
SIRT6 and NF-κB
Ambiguous codons
RNA self-catalysis
Disease-related bacterial gene transfer
Antibody adaptation
Apoptosis
Human microbiome
Ribosome quality-control of proteins
Neurogenesis, epigenetics, and memory
Kinesin function
Sleep and the immune system
P53 and cell quiescence
Neanderthals
Baroreceptors and BDNF
Flavoproteins
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Brain hormone regulation
Regulation of fat metabolism
Natural killer cells and immunological memory
Reverse evolution

Health and medicine

Cancer biology
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Leptin and obesity
Hepatitis A
Avian flu
Obesity
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Anti-inflammatory drugs
Autism
Age-related cognitive imairment
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
COX2 inflammatory pain inhibition
Cancer stem cells
Inflammatory bowel disease
Nanobiotechnology
PPAR-γ and obesity
Synthetic HDL



Physical sciences and technology


Milky Way

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - New high-resolution mosaic sharpens understanding of Milky Way's turbulent center
  2. January 5, 2009 - Sharpest infrared image of Milky Way's core unveiled
  3. January 7, 2009 - Hubble Views Galactic Core In Unprecedented New Detail - also here
  4. January 9, 2009 - Astrophysicists Map Milky Way's Four Spiral Arms - also here, here
Background


Milky Way mass

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Milky Way As Massive As 3 Trillion Suns
  2. January 5, 2009 - Surprise! Milky Way Much More Massive
  3. January 5, 2009 - Data Uncover Bigger Galaxy in Cosmos, and It's Ours
  4. January 5, 2009 - Milky Way - the galaxy - not snack-sized anymore
  5. January 5, 2009 - Milky Way 50 Percent Larger, Astronomers Discover
  6. January 6, 2009 - Milky Way Doubles Its Mass
  7. January 6, 2009 - Milky Way faster and heavier than thought
  8. January 6, 2009 - Milky Way 'bigger than thought'
  9. January 9, 2009 - Milky Way A Swifter Spinner, More Massive, New Measurements Show - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Dead Stars Tell Story of Planet Birth - also here
  2. January 6, 2009 - Rocky Planet Births Are Common, Dead Stars Suggest
  3. January 6, 2009 - Dead Stars Harbor Asteroids
  4. January 6, 2009 - Alien asteroid dust hints at Earth-like planets
  5. January 6, 2009 - Baby Jupiter's huge weight gain
  6. January 7, 2009 - Fast-Forming Planets
  7. January 8, 2009 - Magnetic fields could reveal exoplanets
  8. January 9, 2009 - Exoplanets Dance in the Same Plane
  9. January 9, 2009 - Jupiter-like Planets Could Form Around Twin Suns - also here, here
  10. January 11, 2009 - Baby Jupiters Must Gain Weight Fast - also here
Background


Hubble parameter

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Zeroing in on Hubble's constant
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - A Better Way to Make Nanotubes
  2. January 8, 2009 - Carbon nanotube 'ink' may lead to thinner, lighter transistors and solar cells
Background


Star formation near black holes

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Surprise Star Formation Found Near Black Hole
  2. January 6, 2009 - Tougher Than a Black Hole
  3. January 6, 2009 - Stars Forming Just Beyond Black Hole's Grasp At Galactic Center - also here
  4. January 8, 2009 - Stars born into Milky Way's violent centre
  5. January 12, 2009 - Stellar nursery found close to black hole
Background, Background


Graphene

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Graphene transistor speeds up - also here
Background


Space elevator

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Getting into space by broomstick
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - The Mystery of the Missing Brown Dwarfs
  2. January 9, 2009 - Brown Dwarfs Don't Hang Out With Stars - also here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Evolution, 3-D Animation of Cassiopeia A
  2. January 6, 2009 - First 3D image of exploding star
  3. January 7, 2009 - Fly Through a Supernova Remnant in 3-D
  4. January 7, 2009 - Supernova's ghost caught expanding in new video
  5. January 8, 2009 - Cassiopeia A Comes Alive Across Time And Space - also here, here
  6. January 8, 2009 - Dead Exploded Star Resurrected in 3-D
Background


Star-forming regions in early galaxies

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Unusually bright afterglow records what a galaxy was like soon after Big Bang
  2. January 7, 2009 - Astronomers use gamma-ray burst to probe star formation in the early universe - also here
Background, Background


Lorentz invariance

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Possible Abnormality In Fundamental Building Block Of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity - also here
  2. January 13, 2009 - Unification could be ripe for the picking
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - New hydrogen production method could reduce need for fossil fuels
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Active galaxies are different near and far - also here
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Fermi telescope unveils a dozen new pulsars - also here
  2. January 7, 2009 - Many pulsars sport gamma-ray belts
  3. January 9, 2009 - Surprising Trove of Gamma-Ray Pulsars
  4. January 20, 2009 - Fast-Spinning Stars Get New Image
Background


Black holes and galaxies

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Black Holes Preceded Galaxies, Discovery Suggests
  2. January 7, 2009 - Black holes may precede galaxies, astronomers say
  3. January 7, 2009 - In the Young Universe, Black Holes May Have Formed First
  4. January 7, 2009 - Did black holes form before galaxies?
  5. January 7, 2009 - The Pit in a Galaxy's Peach
  6. January 7, 2009 - Which came first: galaxies or black holes?
  7. January 7, 2009 - Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth - also here, here, here
  8. January 7, 2009 - Black holes 'preceded galaxies'
  9. January 7, 2009 - Black holes grew up before galaxies
  10. January 7, 2009 - Study: Black holes seem to form before galaxies
  11. January 8, 2009 - Black Holes First, Galaxies Second
  12. January 8, 2009 - Monster Black Holes Spawned Early Galaxies
  13. January 8, 2009 - Black holes sprout galaxies, not vice versa
  14. January 8, 2009 - Chicken-or-Egg Problem: Did Black Holes Form Before the Galaxies That Surround Them?
  15. January 19, 2009 - How did early black holes get so big?
Background, Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Nanobot lets DNA legs do the walking
  2. January 8, 2009 - Researchers control the assembly of nanobristles into helical clusters - also here
  3. January 8, 2009 - Gallery: Nanobristles that twist and grip
  4. January 9, 2009 - Scientists 'Write' With Atoms Using An Atomic Force Microscope
Background


Levitation

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - U.S. scientists learn how to levitate tiny objects
  2. January 7, 2009 - Quantum force gets repulsive
  3. January 7, 2009 - Levitation At Microscopic Scale Could Lead To Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation
  4. January 7, 2009 - Researchers see exotic force for first time
  5. January 7, 2009 - Repulsive quantum effect finally measured
  6. January 8, 2009 - Casimir effect goes negative
Background


Cosmic radio background

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected
  2. January 7, 2009 - Mystery radio signal could be from universe's first stars
  3. January 8, 2009 - Tuned In To New Noise from the Cosmos
  4. January 8, 2009 - NASA Space Balloon Mission Tunes In To Cosmic Radio Mystery - also here, here
  5. January 8, 2009 - Astronomers discover new radio signal using large balloon
  6. January 8, 2009 - From far away, signals loud and clearer
  7. January 8, 2009 - It's noisy up there
  8. January 9, 2009 - Scientists May Have Detected the Death Throes of the Universe's First Stars
  9. January 10, 2009 - New Cosmic Background Radiation Found
  10. January 12, 2009 - Mystery Cosmic Static May Cast Light on Formation of First Stars
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - World's smallest fuel cell promises greener gadgets
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Odd-looking Martian Craters Indicate Hidden Ice
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Iron-based superconductors really are different
  2. January 9, 2009 - Scientists prove unconventional superconductivity in new iron arsenide compounds - also here, here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Croplands May Wither as Global Warming Worsens
  2. January 10, 2009 - Scientists Refute Argument Of Climate Skeptics - also here
  3. January 11, 2009 - Sea Level Rise Of One Meter Within 100 Years - also here, here
  4. January 11, 2009 - Massive Greenland meltdown? Not so fast, say scientists
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - 11 billion year-old blast from the past captured by UWA Zadko Telescope
Background


Axions and white dwarfs

References:
  1. January 10, 2009 - White dwarfs may hide a dark secret
Background



Life sciences


Speciation

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Pink iguanas unseen by Darwin offer evolution clue
  2. January 5, 2009 - Pink Iguana Species Discovered
  3. January 5, 2009 - Pink iguana rewrites family tree
  4. January 5, 2009 - Darwin missed 'earliest' Galapagos species
  5. January 6, 2009 - Pink iguanas discovered on Galapagos Islands
  6. January 7, 2009 - Pretty in pink: new iguana discovered
  7. January 11, 2009 - Andes' Formation Was A 'Species Pump' For South America
Background


Oxytocin and social cognition

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Familiar face? "Love" hormone may help, study says
  2. January 6, 2009 - Haven't I Seen You Before?
  3. January 7, 2009 - Could we reduce love to a pill? Maybe, says expert
  4. January 7, 2009 - Is love just a chemical cocktail?
  5. January 7, 2009 - Good memory for a face? Thank the love hormone
  6. January 9, 2009 - Touching helps couples reduce stress
  7. January 9, 2009 - Hormone Improves Human Ability To Recognize Faces But Not Places - also here, here
  8. January 13, 2009 - Hormone helps us remember faces
Background


Species coexistence

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Mathematicians show How Beetles Can Share a Niche
Background, Background


RNA polymerase

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Biologist Finds Plant Polymerases IV And V Are Really Variants Of Polymerase II - also here, here
Background


Retroviruses

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Defensive Protein Killed Ancient Primate Retroviruses, Research Suggests
Background


Protein interaction mapping

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Studies offer guide as protein interaction mapping comes of age - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Why Smokers Struggle To Quit: New Findings
  2. January 7, 2009 - Brain Circuit Abnormalities May Underlie Bulimia Nervosa In Women - also here
Background


DNA damage detection and repair

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Mechanisms That Regulate DNA Damage Control And Replication Illuminated - also here
  2. January 10, 2009 - Protein's Essential Role In Repairing Damaged Cells Revealed - also here, here
Background, Background


CLK-1 and aging

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Old Gastrointestinal Drug Slows Aging, Researchers Say - also here, here
Background


SIRT6 and NF-κB

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Sirtuin Shown To Control Gene Activity
  2. January 8, 2009 - Link between 2 aging pathways in mice uncovered - also here
Background, Background, Background


Ambiguous codons

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Two-faced codon rewrites genetics?
  2. January 8, 2009 - Genetic Code Sees Double
Background


RNA self-catalysis

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - A never-ending dance of RNA
  2. January 8, 2009 - Artificial molecule evolves in the lab
  3. January 9, 2009 - Lifelike growths could be evolutionary find
  4. January 10, 2009 - RNA That Replicates Itself Indefinitely Developed For First Time - also here, here
Background, Background


Disease-related bacterial gene transfer

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Dangerous New Method For Bacterial Toxin Transfer Discovered - also here, here
  2. January 9, 2009 - Structure Mediating Spread Of Antibiotic Resistance Identified - also here
Background


Antibody adaptation

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Our Antibodies Take 'Evolutionary Leaps' To Fight Microbes - also here, here
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - 'On Switch' For Cell Death Signaling Mechanism Discovered - also here
Background


Human microbiome

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Understanding Extinct Microbes May Influence The State Of Modern Human Health - also here, here
Background


Ribosome quality-control of proteins

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - The Ribosome: Perfectionist Protein-maker Trashes Errors - also here, here
Background


Neurogenesis, epigenetics, and memory

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Growth of new brain cells requires 'epigenetic' switch - also here, here
Background


Kinesin function

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - New protein function found - also here, here
Background


Sleep and the immune system

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - A good night's sleep protects against parasites
Background, Background


P53 and cell quiescence

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Research shows cell's inactive state is critical for effectiveness of cancer treatment - also here, here
Background, Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Neanderthals might have made good blood donors
Background


Baroreceptors and BDNF

References:
  1. January 10, 2009 - New Molecule In Blood-pressure Control System Discovered - also here
Background, Background


Flavoproteins

References:
  1. January 10, 2009 - Researchers First to 'See' Reactive Oxygen Species in Vital Enzyme - also here, here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Converting Adult Somatic Cells To Pluripotent Stem Cells Using A Single Virus - also here, here
Background


Brain hormone regulation

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary - also here, here
Background


Regulation of fat metabolism

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds - also here, here
Background


Natural killer cells and immunological memory

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Immune system: 'Natural killers' have a memory too
  2. January 12, 2009 - How killer cells remember
Background


Reverse evolution

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Reverse evolution in real-time - also here, here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Cancer cells 'cheat suicide call'
  2. January 5, 2009 - Scientists find a gene that makes cancer spread
  3. January 5, 2009 - Gene tied to spread of breast cancer is found, study says
  4. January 7, 2009 - Cell Biologists Identify New Tumor Suppressor For Lung Cancer - also here, here
  5. January 8, 2009 - Researchers identify novel regulatory mechanism in inflammatory signaling of immune cells
  6. January 9, 2009 - 'Relocation' Plan Of Metastatic Cancer Cells Uncovered - also here
  7. January 9, 2009 - Breast Cancer Gene Linked To Disease Spread Discovered - also here, here
  8. January 9, 2009 - Structure Of Key Breast Cancer Target Enzyme Unraveled - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Study sheds light on deadly childhood cancer
  2. January 6, 2009 - Coffee may protect against oral cancers
  3. January 6, 2009 - Diet tied to survival in breast cancer patients
  4. January 6, 2009 - Obesity Linked To Elevated Risk Of Ovarian Cancer - also here, here
  5. January 6, 2009 - Vitamins get 'F' in cancer prevention
  6. January 7, 2009 - Study unlocks mystery of child leukemia relapse
  7. January 7, 2009 - Breast cancer in men often detected late
  8. January 7, 2009 - European boost for particle therapy
  9. January 7, 2009 - Absence Of CLP Protein Can Be Indicative Of Oral Cancer - also here
  10. January 7, 2009 - New Insight Into Aggressive Childhood Cancer - also here
  11. January 7, 2009 - New Hope For Cancer Comes Straight From The Heart - also here, here
  12. January 7, 2009 - Gene Abnormality Found To Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse - also here
  13. January 7, 2009 - Melanoma doubles risk of new cancer: study
  14. January 7, 2009 - Skin cancer 'ups new cancer risk'
  15. January 7, 2009 - Study Links Obesity to Ovarian Cancer
  16. January 8, 2009 - Hormone therapy may cut colorectal cancer risk
  17. January 8, 2009 - Hormone therapy associated with reduced colorectal cancer risk - also here, here
  18. January 8, 2009 - Prognostic Test for Breast Cancer May Not Detect All Tumor Types
  19. January 8, 2009 - Chemopreventive Agents In Black Raspberries Identified - also here, here
  20. January 8, 2009 - Maslinic acid provides a natural defense against colon cancer
  21. January 8, 2009 - Novel prostate cancer vaccine taking aim at cancer cell 'sweet spot'
  22. January 9, 2009 - Young Blood Fights Cancer
  23. January 9, 2009 - Why bladder cancer is deadlier for some - also here, here
  24. January 10, 2009 - Molecular Imaging Enables Earlier, Individualized Treatment Of Thyroid Cancer
  25. January 10, 2009 - Olive Skins Provide Natural Defense Against Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
  26. January 10, 2009 - High insulin levels raise risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women - also here, here
  27. January 11, 2009 - Researchers discover new genes that fuse in cancer - also here
  28. January 11, 2009 - Implant raises cellular army to attack cancer
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 5, 2009 - Heart Blockage: Practical Tool For Physicians, Patients, Payers Offered - also here, here
  2. January 5, 2009 - Similar long-term mortality risks in men with type 2 diabetes and men with cardiovascular disease
  3. January 6, 2009 - Study shows how sleep apnea may cause stroke
  4. January 6, 2009 - Study Helps Explain Connection Between Sleep Apnea, Stroke And Death - also here, here
  5. January 7, 2009 - Viagra's Other Talents: Help A 'Signaling' Protein Shield The Heart From High Blood Pressure Damage - also here
  6. January 7, 2009 - Traditional Risk Assessment Tools Do Not Accurately Predict Coronary Heart Disease - also here
  7. January 8, 2009 - Longer sleep tied to worse cholesterol in seniors
  8. January 8, 2009 - New Tests Needed To Predict Cardiovascular Problems In Older People More Accurately - also here, here
  9. January 8, 2009 - Older Women Who Are More Physically Fit Have Better Cognitive Function - also here, here
  10. January 8, 2009 - FDA backs Vytorin after finishing study review
  11. January 9, 2009 - Angina: New Drug Gets Right To The Heart Of The Problem - also here
  12. January 10, 2009 - Artery highlighter could reveal heart attack risk
  13. January 10, 2009 - 'Stroke Belt' Deaths Tied To Non-traditional Risk Factors - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Adult-onset Diabetes Slows Mental Functioning In Several Ways, With Deficits Appearing Early - also here
  2. January 7, 2009 - Hope of insulin cell transplant
  3. January 8, 2009 - Low-carb Diets Prove Better At Controlling Type 2 Diabetes - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Study backs deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's
  2. January 6, 2009 - Parkinson's Brain Surgery Works in Older Patients, Too
  3. January 6, 2009 - Brain pacemaker helps Parkinson's, but with risks
  4. January 9, 2009 - Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment For Advanced Parkinson's Disease Patients Provides Benefits, Risks - also here
  5. January 11, 2009 - Brain disorder suggests common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases - also here, here
Background


Leptin and obesity

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Study raises hope for obesity treatment
  2. January 10, 2009 - Obesity: Reviving The Promise Of Leptin - also here, here
Background


Hepatitis A

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Hepatitis A vaccine gives long-lasting protection
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - China confirms woman died of bird flu in Beijing
  2. January 6, 2009 - Bird flu re-emerges in China and Vietnam, one dead
  3. January 7, 2009 - China finds no bird flu outbreak after new death
  4. January 7, 2009 - China issues bird flu alert after woman dies
  5. January 7, 2009 - Bird flu infects poultry in 2nd province in Vietnam
  6. January 7, 2009 - Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu
  7. January 7, 2009 - China alert over bird flu death
  8. January 8, 2009 - Vietnam bird flu patient's sister had same symptoms
  9. January 8, 2009 - Avian Flu Becoming More Resistant To Antiviral Drugs - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Teens Girls Smoke Now, Pay Later With Larger Waistlines As Adults
  2. January 6, 2009 - Study: Exercise Won't Cure Obesity
  3. January 8, 2009 - Control Of Blood Vessels A Possible Weapon Against Obesity - also here
  4. January 8, 2009 - Six Newly Discovered Genes For Obesity Have A Neural Effect - also here
  5. January 9, 2009 - Physical Activity May Not Be Key To Obesity Epidemic - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Collagen VI may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. January 7, 2009 - Scientists See Brain Aging Before Symptoms Appear - also here
  3. January 8, 2009 - New study supports statin's anti-dementia effects
  4. January 8, 2009 - Destroying amyloid proteins with lasers - also here, here
  5. January 9, 2009 - Alzheimer's risk upped in senior smokers
  6. January 10, 2009 - Protein That Protects Against Alzheimer's? - also here
  7. January 11, 2009 - Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's - also here, here
  8. January 12, 2009 - Women-only gene link to dementia
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 6, 2009 - Prolonged nevirapine in breast-fed babies prevents HIV infection but leads to drug-resistant HIV - also here, here
Background


Anti-inflammatory drugs

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Quest For Specific Anti-inflammatory Treatment - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Autism test 'could hit maths skills'
  2. January 9, 2009 - New Study: Autism Linked to Environment
  3. January 11, 2009 - California's Autism Increase Not Due To Better Counting, Diagnosis - also here, here
Background


Age-related cognitive imairment

References:
  1. January 7, 2009 - Source of cognitive decline in aging brains
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - New drug combo may boost stem cell production
  2. January 8, 2009 - Testes Stem Cells Can Change Into Other Body Tissues - also here, here
  3. January 8, 2009 - 'Scrawny' Gene Keeps Stem Cells Healthy - also here
  4. January 8, 2009 - Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug combinations - also here
  5. January 8, 2009 - Drugs unlock the body's own stem cell cabinet
  6. January 8, 2009 - Revolutionary stem cell therapy boosts body's ability to heal itself
  7. January 9, 2009 - Researchers Unlock Molecular Origin of Blood Stem Cells - also here, here
  8. January 9, 2009 - Body repair 'could be ramped up'
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. January 8, 2009 - Rethinking TB
  2. January 8, 2009 - Findings turn events in early TB infection on their head, may lead to new therapy - also here
Background


COX2 inflammatory pain inhibition

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Nerve Cells In The Brain And Spinal Cord Sense Pain Caused By Physical Insult
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - Scientists Can Now Differentiate Between Healthy Cells And Cancer Cells - also here, here
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. January 9, 2009 - For fats, longer may not be better - also here, here
  2. January 10, 2009 - Gene That Increases Susceptibility To Crohn's Disease Discovered - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 10, 2009 - Smaller, Brighter Probe Tailored For Molecular Imaging And Tumor Targeting Created
Background


PPAR-γ and obesity

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - On A High-fat Diet, Protective Gene Variant Becomes Bad Actor - also here
Background


Synthetic HDL

References:
  1. January 11, 2009 - Synthetic HDL: New Weapon To Fight Cholesterol Problems - also here, here
  2. January 12, 2009 - Researchers make synthetic HDL cholesterol: study
Background, Background


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