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Volume 8, Number 8
February 23, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Nanotechnology
Brown dwarfs
Photovoltaics
Possible Milky Way antimatter
Water on Mars
Earthquakes
Gravitational wave search in the microwave background
Global warming
Terahertz technology
Superconductivity
North Atlantic oscillation
Higgs boson
Nanotechnology for methane production
Forest absorption of CO2
Dwarf galaxies
Carbon nanotubes
Lab-on-a-chip
Axions
Gamma-ray bursts
Nanoelectronics and data storage
Kepler telescope
Galaxy collisions
Plate tectonics and extraterrestrial life
Hydrogen storage
Warm-hot intergalactic matter
Planck observatory
Galaxy Zoo project
Quark stars
Simulation of galaxy formation

Life sciences

Endothelial cell differentiation
Telomeres
Multicellular organism evolution
Virus capsids
Bacterial pathogenicity and gene regulation
Virulence factor for Rift Valley fever virus
MAP signal transduction pathway
Heart tissue development
SIRT1, heat shock response, stress, and aging
Developmental biology
BMP in embryonic development
Oxidative stress and aging
Circadian rhythm
Ribosomes and biogenesis
Origins of aerobic nitrogen cycle
Cloning
"Political" model of cell regulation
Immune system detection of viral RNA
Actin
Dendritic cells
Bacterial siderophores
Peroxisomes
Genetics of sleep
Natural killer cells

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Stress hormones
Brain-imaging studies
Computer modeling of epilepsy
Visual perception
Sex-linked differences in language-related brain activity
Synesthesia
Simian subtraction
Neurogenesis
Childbirth and human evolution
Early visual areas and visual working memory
Autism
Anxiety and nicotine sensitivity
Epigenetic changes due to childhood abuse
Spoken language understanding
Monamine neurotransmitter deficiencies
Short-term memory of visual information
Gestures and language

Health and medicine

Cancer
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease and melanoma
Stem cells
Hepatitis C
Drug discovery
Gene therapy
Inflammatory disease and fatigue
MicroRNA and cancer
Nanobiotechnology
Dementia
AIDS
Malaria
Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome
Tuberculosis
Bacterial meningitis
Multiple sclerosis
Avian flu
Asthma
Obesity
Influenza antibodies
Parkinson's disease
Psoriasis
Hepatitis B



Physical sciences and technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Simplicity Is Crucial To Design Optimization At Nanoscale
  2. February 16, 2009 - Sophisticated Nano-structures Assembled With Magnets - also here
  3. February 20, 2009 - Scientists See Smallest-Ever Square Nanotube
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Oldest Brown Dwarf: Coolest And Oldest Objects In Galaxy Measured
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Reverse current sheds new light on solar cells
  2. February 19, 2009 - Cheaper Materials Could Be Key To Low-cost Solar Cells - also here, here
  3. February 19, 2009 - Powering the future -- solar cells by the meter
  4. February 19, 2009 - Report shows a decade of reductions in the cost of installed solar photovoltaic systems - also here
  5. February 20, 2009 - Unusual Electronic Properties In Bismuth-based Crystalline Material May Lead To Better Computer Chips And Solar Cells - also here
  6. February 25, 2009 - Roll-Up Solar Cells Printed Like Money
  7. February 27, 2009 - Printable solar cells on the way
Background


Possible Milky Way antimatter

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Astronomers to study mysterious antimatter in the Milky Way
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Mars Craters Tell Story of Water and Ice
  2. February 18, 2009 - Liquid Water Recently Seen on Mars?
  3. February 18, 2009 - First liquid water may have been spotted on Mars
  4. February 18, 2009 - Natural antifreeze may keep Mars running with water
  5. March 10, 2009 - Phoenix Mars Lander Found Liquid Water, Some Scientists Think
  6. March 11, 2009 - Report: Images from Mars lander show liquid water
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Scientists dig for the guts of earthquakes
Background


Gravitational wave search in the microwave background

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Cosmologists Aim To Observe First Moments Of Universe - also here, here
  2. February 18, 2009 - Antarctic project seeks gravity waves
  3. February 24, 2009 - New Search for Cosmic Inflation Mounted
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet melting, rate unknown - also here
  2. February 17, 2009 - State of the steric sea level rise, 1955-2003
  3. February 18, 2009 - Andean glaciers 'could disappear': World Bank
  4. February 18, 2009 - Arctic's personal greenhouse turns up the heat
  5. February 19, 2009 - Permafrost Is Thawing In Northern Sweden
  6. February 19, 2009 - Erosion rates double along portion of Alaska's coast - also here, here
  7. February 19, 2009 - Erosion Doubles Along Part of Alaska's Arctic Coast
  8. February 20, 2009 - Alaska Coasts Melting -- And Not Just the Ice
  9. February 20, 2009 - Arctic Coastal Erosion Doubles in 50 Years
  10. February 20, 2009 - Water Vapor Feedback Loop Will Cause Accelerated Global Warming, Professor Warns - also here
  11. February 22, 2009 - Glaciers In China And Tibet Fading Fast
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Engineers tune a nanoscale grating structure to trap and release a variety of light waves - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Type-1.5 superconductor shows its stripes
  2. February 22, 2009 - Secrets behind high temperature superconductors revealed - also here, here
Background


North Atlantic oscillation

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - North Atlantic is world's 'climate superpower'
Background, Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Race for the Higgs boson heats up
  2. February 17, 2009 - Fermilab 'closing in' on the Higgs boson
  3. February 22, 2009 - Fermilab, European accelerator race for glory
Background


Nanotechnology for methane production

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Sun-powered device converts CO2 into fuel
  2. March 8, 2009 - Sunlight Turns Carbon Dioxide To Methane - also here, here
Background, Background


Forest absorption of CO2

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Forests absorb 20 percent of fossil fuel emissions: study
  2. February 18, 2009 - Africa's tropical forests sequestered carbon in recent decades
  3. February 18, 2009 - Mmmm, Carbon!
  4. February 19, 2009 - One-fifth Of Fossil-fuel Emissions Absorbed By Threatened Forests - also here
  5. February 19, 2009 - Ancient civilisations may have given us a carbon boost
  6. March 2, 2009 - Cleaning The Atmosphere Of Carbon: African Forests Out Of Balance
Background


Dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Dark matter may not matter in forming dwarf galaxies
  2. February 18, 2009 - Discovery Suggests New Way Galaxies Might Form
  3. February 19, 2009 - New Recipe For Dwarf Galaxies: Start With Leftover Gas - also here
  4. February 19, 2009 - New stars from old gas surprise astronomers - also here
  5. February 19, 2009 - 'Primordial' gas ring gives birth to baby galaxies
  6. February 20, 2009 - Galaxies form out of thin air
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Better Performance With New Electrode Material
  2. February 18, 2009 - Detecting colour on the nanoscale
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Tiny 'Lab-on-a-chip' Detects Pollutants, Disease And Biological Weapons - also here, here
  2. February 19, 2009 - Tiny tool to control growing blood vessels opens new potential in tumor research
Background


Axions

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Evidence mounts for axion-like particles
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Gamma-Ray Burst Hints of Space-Time Foam
  2. February 19, 2009 - Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Sees Most Extreme Gamma-Ray Blast Ever - also here
  3. February 19, 2009 - Huge gamma-ray blast spotted 12.2 bln light-years from earth - also here
  4. February 20, 2009 - New telescope finds strange behavior in gamma-ray bursts, and also documents the most energetic burst known
  5. February 20, 2009 - Telescope spots biggest gamma-ray blast
  6. February 20, 2009 - Gamma-ray blast is biggest explosion ever
  7. February 20, 2009 - Record-Breaking Space Blast Spotted
  8. February 20, 2009 - Telescope spies cataclysmic blast
Background


Nanoelectronics and data storage

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Scientists make advances on "nano" electronics
  2. February 19, 2009 - New method of self-assembling nanoscale elements could transform data storage industry - also here
  3. February 19, 2009 - Researchers create atomic-sized one-stop shop for nanoelectronics - also here
  4. February 19, 2009 - Nanoelectronics made easy
  5. February 20, 2009 - Computer components shrinking faster than predicted
Background, Background, Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - NASA spacecraft to seek out Earth-like planets
  2. February 19, 2009 - Students to be at controls for NASA planet-hunting mission
  3. February 20, 2009 - NASA's Kepler Mission To Seek Other Earths - also here
  4. February 21, 2009 - Into space with a camcorder - Kepler prepares to find ET's home
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Galactic impact leaves Milky Way ringing
Background


Plate tectonics and extraterrestrial life

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Plate Tectonics Could Be Essential for Alien Life
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Gas tank of the future takes a step closer
Background


Warm-hot intergalactic matter

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - X-ray Vision Reveals Intergalactic Medium
Background


Planck observatory

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Planck spacecraft follows Herschel to launch site
Background


Galaxy Zoo project

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Galaxy hunt draws massive traffic
Background


Quark stars

References:
  1. February 21, 2009 - Quark star may hold secret to early universe
Background


Simulation of galaxy formation

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Cosmological Simulations Key To Understanding The Universe - also here
Background



Life sciences


Endothelial cell differentiation

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Deciphering The Body's Healing Secrets
Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Shortening Telomeres Linked To Aging In Population Studies, But Original Telomere Length Varies Between Individuals
Background


Multicellular organism evolution

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - An Earlier Debut for a Famous Alga
  2. February 22, 2009 - Single-celled Algae Took The Leap To Multicellularity 200 Million Years Ago - also here
Background


Virus capsids

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Protective Shield Used By Hundreds Of Viruses Deciphered - also here
Background


Bacterial pathogenicity and gene regulation

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - New Way That Bacteria Evolve Into Something That Can Make You Sick - also here, here
Background


Virulence factor for Rift Valley fever virus

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Scientists uncover secrets of potential bioterror virus
Background


MAP signal transduction pathway

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Molecular biologist discovers new control mechanism in cell signalling - also here
Background


Heart tissue development

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Process for expansion and division of heart cells identified - also here
Background


SIRT1, heat shock response, stress, and aging

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - The aging-related protein SIRT1 regulates heat shock response, a mechanism cells use to combat stress
  2. February 19, 2009 - Anti-aging pathway enhances cell stress response - also here
Background, Background


Developmental biology

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Of mice and paws
Background


BMP in embryonic development

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Tuning in on cellular communication in the fruit fly - also here, here
Background


Oxidative stress and aging

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Researchers Cast Doubt On Role Of Free Radicals In Aging - also here, here
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - New 'Light' On Fascinating Rhythms Of Circadian Clock - also here
Background


Ribosomes and biogenesis

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Scientists unlock mystery of molecular machine - also here
Background, Background


Origins of aerobic nitrogen cycle

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Billions of years ago, microbes were key in developing modern nitrogen cycle
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Cloned wolves to mate to test reproduction: SKorea researcher
Background


"Political" model of cell regulation

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - What do Biological Cells and Democracy Have in Common?
Background, Background


Immune system detection of viral RNA

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Team learns how cellular protein detects viruses and sparks immune response - also here
Background


Actin

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Key Cellular Factor That Regulates Length Of Actin Filaments Identified - also here, here
Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Dendritic Cells As New Player In Arteries And Heart Valves - also here
Background


Bacterial siderophores

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Bacteria In Urinary Tract Infections Caught Making Burglar's Tools - also here
Background


Peroxisomes

References:
  1. February 21, 2009 - The Formation Of Cell Organelles
Background


Genetics of sleep

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Researchers find genes important to sleep - also here
Background


Natural killer cells

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Some of your body's cells have a 'license to kill'
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Stress hormones

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Research shows why some soldiers are cool under fire
  2. February 17, 2009 - Soldiers keep cool in a crisis naturally
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Bikinis Make Men See Women as Objects, Scans Confirm
  2. February 17, 2009 - Why Listening In Background Noise Gets Tougher As We Age
  3. February 17, 2009 - Loneliness Affects How The Brain Operates
  4. February 18, 2009 - Brain Scans "Read Minds" With Surprising Accuracy
Background


Computer modeling of epilepsy

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Neural modeling helps expose epilepsy's triggers
Background, Background


Neurogenesis

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Scientists investigate role of stem cells in adult brain cell production
Background, Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - How one and the same nerve cell reacts to two visual areas - also here
Background


Sex-linked differences in language-related brain activity

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Differences in language-related brain activity affected by sex?
Background, Background


Synesthesia

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Hypnosis used to induce 'synaesthesia'
Background


Simian subtraction

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Monkeys Can Subtract, Study Finds
Background


Childbirth and human evolution

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Anthropologist's studies of childbirth bring new focus on women in evolution - also here, here
Background


Early visual areas and visual working memory

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Echoes discovered in early visual brain areas play role in working memory - also here
Background, Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Fluoxetine Not Effective In Reducing Repetitive Behaviors, Study Shows
Background


Anxiety and nicotine sensitivity

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Gene linked to anxious behavior in mice - also here
Background, Background


Epigenetic changes due to childhood abuse

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Child abuse leaves lasting 'scars' on DNA
  2. February 23, 2009 - Childhood abuse damages genes, study finds
  3. February 23, 2009 - Child Abuse Alters Stress-Fighting Gene, Study Says
  4. February 23, 2009 - Child abuse 'impacts stress gene'
  5. February 23, 2009 - Abuse Leaves Its Mark on the Brain
  6. February 23, 2009 - Stress, abuse damages childhood genes
  7. February 23, 2009 - Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain
Background


Spoken language understanding

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - How we think before we speak: Making sense of sentences - also here
Background


Monamine neurotransmitter deficiencies

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - 'Neurological work-arounds' offer hope to people with monoamine-related disorders - also here
Background


Short-term memory of visual information

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Study indicates how we maintain visual details in short-term memory - also here, here
  2. February 21, 2009 - Decoding short-term memory with fMRI - also here
Background, Background, Background


Gestures and language

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Researcher investigates how the gestures of the blind differ across cultures
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Leukemia patients treated with arsenic, vitamin A
  2. February 16, 2009 - New Guidelines Emphasize Use Of Breast MRI To Supplement Standard Imaging - also here
  3. February 16, 2009 - Push is on to tailor cancer care to tumor's genes
  4. February 17, 2009 - Test may find hidden colorectal cancers: study
  5. February 17, 2009 - Targeting the protein AEG1 impairs human liver cancer growth in mice
  6. February 17, 2009 - Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form - also here, here
  7. February 17, 2009 - Estrogen found to increase growth of the most common childhood brain tumor
  8. February 17, 2008 - Biomarker predicts disease recurrence in colorectal cancer - also here
  9. February 17, 2009 - Transporter could help breast cancer cells commit suicide
  10. February 18, 2009 - Mutations lead to deadly brain tumors: study
  11. February 18, 2009 - Possible Genetic Flag for Brain Cancer
  12. February 18, 2009 - Research Increases Possibilities Of Personalizing Treatment Of Infant Osteosarcoma
  13. February 18, 2009 - Liver Cancer Incidence Has Tripled Since 1970s, But Survival Rates Improving - also here
  14. February 18, 2009 - Gene Linked To Aggressive Progression Of Liver Cancer Identified - also here
  15. February 18, 2009 - Role Of Apples In Inhibiting Breast Cancer Detailed - also here
  16. February 18, 2009 - A protein may detect colon cancer's spread
  17. February 19, 2009 - New Gene Markings for a Deadly Brain Cancer
  18. February 19, 2009 - Newly Discovered Gene Could Be A Prime Target In The Most Lethal Brain Cancer - also here
  19. February 19, 2009 - Blocking Protein Leads To Fewer, Smaller Skin Cancer Tumors - also here
  20. February 19, 2009 - A potential molecular target for biotherapy esophageal squamous cell carcinomas
  21. February 20, 2009 - Ending prostate PSA test safe for most elderly men
  22. February 20, 2009 - Prostate Specific Antigen Testing May Be Unnecessary For Some Older Men - also here
  23. February 20, 2009 - Protein Domain Linked To Tumor Progression Isolated - also here, here
  24. February 20, 2009 - Concerns over minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer - also here
  25. February 21, 2009 - Breast cancer biology 'changing'
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Sprints may be best for diabetes prevention
  2. February 17, 2009 - Insulin analogues: What's all the fuss?
  3. February 18, 2009 - Research may benefit diabetes by increasing understanding of how to control islet cell growth - also here
  4. February 22, 2009 - Surprising Interactions Of Diabetes Mellitus And Sepsis
  5. February 22, 2009 - Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment - also here, here, here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - Outcomes after heart procedures improving: study
  2. February 16, 2009 - Elderly Patients Can Benefit From Selective Use Of Early Revascularization - also here, here
  3. February 16, 2009 - Does Gene Show Link Between Migraine And Stroke Or Heart Attacks? - also here, here
  4. February 17, 2009 - Novel Genetic Markers Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack Identified
  5. February 17, 2009 - Enzyme weakens the heart - also here
  6. February 18, 2009 - Late stenting not better days after heart attack
  7. February 18, 2009 - Stenting not necessary in late treatment of heart attacks - also here
  8. February 18, 2009 - New Light On Longstanding Medical Mystery That May Link Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis And Perhaps Even Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  9. February 19, 2009 - Study ties fast food to stroke risk
  10. February 19, 2009 - New Genomic Markers Associated With Risk Of Heart Disease And Early Heart Attack - also here
  11. February 19, 2009 - Systolic And Diastolic Blood Pressures Together More Useful For Predicting Cardiovascular Risk - also here, here
  12. February 19, 2009 - Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk - also here, here
  13. February 19, 2009 - Drugs can save hearts and cash
  14. February 20, 2009 - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Should Remain 'Standard Of Care' For Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease, Study Concludes
  15. February 20, 2009 - High-fat Diets Inflame Fat Tissue Around Blood Vessels, Contribute To Heart Disease - also here, here
  16. February 20, 2009 - High cholesterol food may reduce blood pressure - also here
  17. February 20, 2009 - Unhealthy lifestyle more than doubles stroke risk - also here
  18. February 20, 2009 - Lifestyle 'doubles stroke risk'
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 16, 2009 - New study provides insight into ways organ systems outside the brain may affect Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. February 17, 2009 - Structural polymorphism of 441-residue Tau at single residue resolution - also here
  3. February 17, 2009 - Forgotten and lost - when proteins 'shut down' our brain
  4. February 18, 2009 - Alzheimer's may hijack chemical mechanism
  5. February 18, 2009 - A drug could improve the memory of those with Alzheimer's disease
  6. February 18, 2009 - Having a parent with dementia may affect memory in midlife
  7. February 20, 2009 - Having A Parent With Dementia May Affect Memory In Midlife - also here
  8. February 20, 2009 - Soybean Product Fights Abnormal Protein Involved In Alzheimer's Disease
  9. February 20, 2009 - Revolutionary New Model For Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease and melanoma

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Parkinson's disease and melanoma may be linked
  2. February 17, 2009 - Family history of melanoma linked to Parkinson's disease - also here, here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Tumours spark stem-cell review
  2. February 17, 2009 - An Inexhaustible Source Of Neural Cells - also here, here
  3. February 17, 2009 - Report: Fetal stem cells trigger tumors in ill boy
  4. February 18, 2009 - Stem cell therapy triggers tumor
  5. February 18, 2009 - Researchers report of a brain and spinal tumor following human fetal stem cell therapy - also here
  6. February 18, 2009 - Stem cell 'cure' boy gets tumour
  7. February 18, 2009 - Researcher seeks to turn stem cells into blood vessels
  8. February 21, 2009 - New Therapy With Stem Cells To Treat Crohn's Disease
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Potential Marker Of Increased Histological Activity In Hepatitis C Virus Infection
  2. February 18, 2009 - Oncostatin M May Be Promising Drug For Treating Viral Hepatitis And Liver Cancer
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - New Method For Screening Thousands of Proteins: Major Step For Drug Discovery And Diagnostics
  2. February 17, 2009 - Software dramatically speeds enzyme design - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Boosting its infectivity turns benign virus into good gene therapy carrier for cystic fibrosis - also here, here
  2. February 17, 2009 - Cystic fibrosis gene cure closer
Background


Inflammatory disease and fatigue

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Research identifies how inflammatory disease causes fatigue - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - A new discovered mutation can hold the key to treat a large number of different cancers
  2. February 22, 2009 - What's Feeding Cancer Cells? - also here
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 17, 2009 - Scientists develop nano-hydrogels capable of detecting cancer cells - also here
  2. February 19, 2009 - Glowing 'Cornell dots' can show surgeons where tumors are
  3. February 19, 2009 - New 'bubble' targets only cancer cells - also here
  4. February 22, 2009 - Safer nanoparticles spotlight tumors, deliver drugs - also here, here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Can Exercising Your Brain Prevent Memory Loss? - also here
  2. February 18, 2009 - Knitting 'can delay' memory loss
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 18, 2009 - Vaccine research targets HIV in the slower, early stage of infection - also here, here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival - also here
Background


Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome

References:
  1. February 19, 2009 - Mathematical model could help diagnose and treat stress disorders
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - How TB Jumps From Humans to Wildlife
Background


Bacterial meningitis

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Meningitis Bacteria Dress Up As Human Cells To Evade Our Immune System - also here
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Can Breastfeeding Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Relapses? - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 20, 2009 - Hong Kong bird tests positive for H5N1
  2. February 22, 2009 - Woman dies of bird flu in Vietnam: officials
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. February 21, 2009 - Eosinophils As Markers For Asthma: Largest Scale Study So Far On Asthma Genetics Sheds Light On Disease Mechanisms
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Mouse study sheds light on obesity gene
  2. February 23, 2009 - Mice shed light on obesity gene
  3. March 2, 2009 - Obesity Gene: Mice Lacking FTO Gene Burn More Energy And Do Not Become Overweight
Background


Influenza antibodies

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - New antibodies block a range of influenzas
  2. February 22, 2009 - Antibodies protect against bird flu and more
  3. February 22, 2009 - Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses - also here
  4. February 23, 2009 - Single-handed flu combat?
  5. February 23, 2009 - Permanent Protection Against the Flu?
  6. February 23, 2009 - Lab-made Proteins Neutralize Multiple Strains Of Seasonal And Pandemic Flu - also here
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Calculating Gene And Protein Connections In Parkinson's Disease Model - also here, here
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment of Ustekinumab Effective, Study Suggests
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. February 22, 2009 - When Acute Hepatitis Develops Into Chronic Hepatitis - also here
Background


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