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Volume 8, Number 10
March 9, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Water on Mars
Nanotechnology
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Carbon nanotubes
Extrasolar planets
Kepler telescope
Galaxies
Fluids in the Earth
Gamma-ray bursts
Photovoltaics
Terahertz technology
Semantic technologies
High-energy cosmic rays
Black holes
Hardy's paradox in quantum mechanics
Macroscopic failure of local realism
Virtual reality
Forest absorption of CO2
Fullerenes
Superconductivity
Millimeter-wave photonics
Gamma-ray astronomy
Top quarks
Herschel and Planck telescopes
Plate tectonics
Ocean acidification

Life sciences

Pluripotency
Protein folding
Non-coding RNA
Dendritic cells
Origins of the aerobic nitrogen cycle
Bacterial ubiquitin ligases
Regulatory T cells
Bone morphogenic proteins
Extremophiles
Mitochondria
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Gene reactivation
Identification of gene regulatory sequences
Protein structure determination
Aging and sugar sensing
Chromosome separation in cell division
B lymphocytes

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Nicotine receptors
Bipolar disorder
Visual motion adaptation
Schizophrenia
Alcoholism
Brain-imaging studies
Cocaine addiction
Visual cortex plasticity
Brain response to stress
Depression
Self-recognition
Chimpanzee tool use
Perception of emotion in sound
Understanding spoken words

Health and medicine

Avian flu
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Antibiotics
Diabetes
Rheumatic fever
Autoimmune disease
Stem cells
AIDS
Asthma
Multiple sclerosis
Nanobiotechnology
Circadian misalignment and disease
Obesity
CREB, obesity, adiponectin, and insulin resistance
Alzheimer's disease
Lupus
Sex differences in fat storage
Fast-acting vaccines
Parkinson's disease
Tuberculosis
Prions
Antioxidants
Mushrooms and the immune system
Cancer biology
Weight-loss diets and protein
Rheumatoid arthritis
Metabolic syndrome
Cancer stem cells
Cancer drug design
Malaria
PPAR signaling and pulmonary hypertension
Dementia
Stress, serotonin, cortisol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - No More Glaciers in Glacier National Park by 2020?
  2. March 4, 2009 - Mediterranean Sea Level Could Rise By Over Two Feet, Global Models Predict - also here
  3. March 5, 2009 - Arctic summer ice could vanish by 2013, expert says
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Gullies On Mars Show Tantalizing Signs Of Recent Water Activity - also here, here
  2. March 2, 2009 - Gullies Mark Most Recent Water Flow on Mars
  3. March 2, 2009 - Mars had 'recent' running water
  4. March 2, 2009 - Thawing Martian Ice Age Left Telltale Water Tracks
  5. March 4, 2009 - Mars Volcano Could Harbor Life
  6. March 5, 2009 - Computer Analysis Hints At Water - And Life - Under Olympus Mons - also here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - 'Voltage Patterning' could be next step in nanostructure lithography
  2. March 3, 2009 - Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport - also here
  3. March 3, 2009 - Scientists Create Light-Bending Nanoparticles
  4. March 5, 2009 - Potential On-off Switch For Nanoelectronics - also here, here
  5. March 11, 2009 - Molecular junctions make a switch
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Geologic Findings Undermine Theories of Permian Mass Extinction Timing
  2. March 3, 2009 - The Catastrophe That Wasn't
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Scientists Track Heat in Tiny Rolls of Carbon Atoms
  2. March 2, 2009 - Nanotubes wreak havoc with heat
  3. March 5, 2009 - 'Nanostitching' could strengthen airplane skins, more - also here, here
  4. March 6, 2009 - Secret to increasing luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes found - also here, here
  5. March 6, 2009 - Nanochemistry in Action
  6. March 10, 2009 - Nanowhiskers Beat Stress Test
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 2, 2009 - Longest-Period Transiting Exoplanet Yet
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - In a Lonely Cosmos, a Hunt for Worlds Like Ours
  2. March 3, 2009 - Looking for worlds like this one
  3. March 3, 2009 - Kepler Spacecraft Sets Sights on Earth-like Planets
  4. March 4, 2009 - With March 6 Kepler launch, work begins for astronomers
  5. March 5, 2009 - NASA to launch planet-hunting telescope Friday
  6. March 5, 2009 - NASA telescope will hunt for Earth-like planets
  7. March 6, 2009 - Seeking Earth-like Planets: NASA's Kepler Mission Set For Launch
  8. March 6, 2009 - Kepler Set to Launch Tonight on Planet Finding Mission
  9. March 6, 2009 - Kepler mission set for blast-off
  10. March 6, 2009 - NASA planet hunter poised for liftoff
  11. March 6, 2009 - NASA planet hunter rockets into space
  12. March 7, 2009 - NASA launches telescope to scout for Earths
  13. March 7, 2009 - Super Sendoff for Planet-Hunting Kepler
  14. March 7, 2009 - Nasa launches Earth hunter probe
  15. March 7, 2009 - Telescope blasts into space to find other Earths
  16. March 8, 2009 - NASA's Kepler Mission Rockets To Space In Search Of Other Earths - also here
Background


Galaxies

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Geometry creates complex spinning galaxies
  2. March 3, 2009 - Three Galaxies Locked In Gravitational Tug-of-war - also here
  3. March 3, 2009 - Trio of Galaxies Play Tug of War
Background


Fluids in the Earth

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Earth Structure: Fluid Factory In Solid Earth
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Gamma Ray Burst Captured In Early Stages - also here, here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Plants Inspire New Generation Of Solar Cells
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Solid-state Metamaterial Device Tames Terahertz Frequency
Background


Semantic technologies

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - THESEUS - tool for internet services
Background


High-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. February 3, 2009 - Plasma waves and cosmic rays
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Two big black holes found together
  2. March 4, 2009 - Astronomers report a candidate pair of supermassive black holes only one-third of a light-year apart
  3. March 4, 2009 - Space-Time "Ripples" Created by Merging Black Holes?
  4. March 4, 2009 - Two Black Holes on a Collision Course
  5. March 4, 2009 - Black Holes Bound to Join Forces
  6. March 4, 2009 - Dancing black hole twins spotted
  7. March 4, 2009 - Two black holes tango inside distant quasar
  8. March 5, 2009 - Two black holes found circling each other
  9. March 5, 2009 - Found: missing binary black holes
Background


Hardy's paradox in quantum mechanics

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - 'Spooky Action At A Distance' Of Quantum Mechanics Directly Observed - also here, here
Background


Macroscopic failure of local realism

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - It's Easier to Observe the Failure of Local Realism than Previously Thought
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - First Virtual Reality Technology To Let You See, Hear, Smell, Taste And Touch - also here, here
Background


Forest absorption of CO2

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Climate change crisis for rainforests
  2. March 5, 2009 - Amazon's Carbon Sink Under Threat
  3. March 5, 2009 - Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought - also here
  4. March 5, 2009 - Parts of Amazon close to tipping point
  5. March 6, 2009 - Amazon drought reduces carbon sinks
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Buckyballs could keep water systems flowing - also here, here
  2. March 6, 2009 - Buckyballs do antimicrobial magic
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Putting the Pressure on Iron-Based Superconductors
Background


Millimeter-wave photonics

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Breakthrough for post-4G communications - also here
Background


Gamma-ray astronomy

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Unexpected Source Of Gamma Rays Discovered In Space - also here
Background


Top quarks

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Top result for Tevatron
  2. March 10, 2009 - Single top quark detected
  3. March 10, 2009 - Rare Single Top Quark Discovered In Collider Experiments - also here, here
  4. March 10, 2009 - Production of single-top-quarks observed
  5. March 10, 2009 - Key role in single top quark discovery
  6. March 20, 2009 - Scientists help lead teams in detection of fundamental component of matter
Background


Herschel and Planck telescopes

References:
  1. February 6, 2009 - Telescope 'cousins' meet at last
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. March 8, 2009 - New Zealand And New Caledonia Geographically Connected: Ocean's Journey Towards The Center Of The Earth - also here, here
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. March 8, 2009 - A More Acidic Ocean Corrodes Sea Life
  2. March 9, 2009 - Shells 'thinning due to fossil fuels'
Background, Background



Life sciences


Pluripotency

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Protein complex shown to play pivotal role in stem cell development - also here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Unfolding 'nature's origami' - also here
Background


Non-coding RNA

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Structure-building Role For 2 Non-coding RNAs Pinpointed - also here
Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Increased Understanding Of Immune System Activation
Background


Origins of the aerobic nitrogen cycle

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Billions Of Years Ago, Microbes Were Key In Developing Modern Nitrogen Cycle
Background


Bacterial ubiquitin ligases

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - New protein identified in bacterial arsenal
Background


Regulatory T cells

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Two distinct molecular pathways can make regulatory immune cells
  2. March 4, 2009 - Genetic Evidence Points To Potential Therapeutic Bypass For Autoimmune Process
Background


Bone morphogenic proteins

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Misplaced metamorphosis: Researchers identify source of cells that spur aberrant bone growth - also here
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Earth's Highest Known Microbial Systems Fueled By Volcanic Gases - also here, here
Background


Mitochondria

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - New Clues About Mitochondrial 'Growth Spurts' - also here, here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Scientists remove cancer genes from stem cells
  2. March 5, 2009 - Test tube disease models one step closer
  3. March 5, 2009 - Potential cancer-causing genes removed from engineered stem cells
  4. March 8, 2009 - Virus-free Embryonic-like Stem Cells Made From Skin Of Parkinson's Disease Patients - also here
Background


Gene reactivation

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - The resurrection of a disease-linked gene
  2. March 6, 2009 - A gene's second coming
  3. March 6, 2009 - A Curious Case of Genetic Resurrection
  4. March 6, 2009 - A dead gene comes back to life in humans - also here
  5. March 6, 2009 - First 'resurrected' gene found in humans
Background, Background


Identification of gene regulatory sequences

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - With Genomes, Bigger May Really Be Better - also here
Background, Background


Protein structure determination

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Protein structure determined in living cells
Background


Aging and sugar sensing

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging - also here, here
Background


Chromosome separation in cell division

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Single molecule tracking helps reveal mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells - also here, here
Background


B lymphocytes

References:
  1. March 8, 2009 - Protein helps immune cells to divide and conquer - also here, here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Gene links autism, bellyaches
  2. March 3, 2009 - Novel Approach To Treating Rett Syndrome Under Development
  3. March 4, 2009 - Gene Variant Associated With Both Autism And Gastrointestinal Dysfunction - also here, here
Background


Nicotine receptors

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Why Nicotine Prefers Brains Over Brawn
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Mania linked to desire for fame, success: study
  2. March 3, 2009 - Having Parents With Bipolar Disorder Associated With Increased Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders - also here
Background


Visual motion adaptation

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Visual adaptation stops life in the fast lane
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Study sheds lights on schizophrenia causes
  2. March 3, 2009 - How Microscopic Changes To Brain Cause Schizophrenic Behavior In Mice
  3. March 5, 2009 - Schizophrenia Could Be Caused By Faulty Signaling In Brain - also here, here
Background


Alcoholism

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Ethnicity And The Mitochondrial Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2 Gene Can Predict Drinking
  2. March 4, 2009 - One Drug May Help People Both Lay Down The Drink And Put Out The Cigarette
  3. March 5, 2009 - High Novelty-seeking And Low Avoidance Of Harm Contribute To Alcohol Dependence - also here
  4. March 7, 2009 - Alcohol Abuse May Lead To Depression Risk, Rather Than Vice Versa - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Sex Is In The Brain, Whether It Be Lack Of Sexual Interest Or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  2. March 4, 2009 - Wave Of Brain Activity Linked To Anticipation Captured
  3. March 8, 2009 - Scientists identify the neural circuitry of first impressions - also here, here
Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Gene Variant Associated With Cocaine Dependence, Cocaine-Induced Paranoia - also here
Background


Visual cortex plasticity

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - What drives brain changes in macular degeneration?
Background


Brain response to stress

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - New And Unexpected Mechanism Identified How The Brain Responds To Stress - also here, here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - How Stress Unravels The Brain's Structure - also here, here
Background


Self-recognition

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Holding a mirror up to a gibbon's mind
Background


Chimpanzee tool use

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Clever chimps boost termite catch
  2. March 4, 2009 - Chimps craft ultimate fishing rod
Background


Perception of emotion in sound

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Musicians Have Biological Advantage In Identifying Emotion In Sound - also here, here
  2. March 5, 2009 - Musicians are fine-tuned to others' emotions
Background


Understanding spoken words

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Visual Cues Help People Understand Spoken Words - also here
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Experts fight H5N1 bird flu using smallpox vaccine
  2. March 2, 2009 - Is Our Obsession With Pandemic Bird Flu Justified?
  3. March 2, 2009 - Human vaccine against bird flu a reality with new discovery - also here
  4. March 4, 2009 - Two-year-old Egyptian boy has bird flu
  5. March 6, 2009 - Hong Kong bird tests positive for H5N1
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Wine may cut risk of esophagus pre-cancer
  2. March 2, 2009 - Researchers identify potential therapeutic target in osteosarcoma - also here
  3. March 3, 2009 - Skin Moles May Indicate Higher Eye Melanoma Risk
  4. March 3, 2009 - Optical Techniques Show Continued Promise In Detecting Pancreatic Cancer - also here, here
  5. March 4, 2009 - MRI And PET/CT Improve Cervical Cancer Patient's Chances For Optimal Treatment - also here
  6. March 4, 2009 - Gene Involved In Pancreatic Cancer Identified - also here, here
  7. March 4, 2009 - Long-Term Use Of Nutrient Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk
  8. March 4, 2009 - Is my chemo working? Scans may give faster answer
  9. March 5, 2009 - Radiotherapy before surgery lessens rectal cancer
  10. March 5, 2009 - Chemotherapy drug may in fact strengthen some cancer cells
  11. March 5, 2009 - Cancer Drugs: Study Sheds Light On Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Points To Limitations, Solutions - also here, here
  12. March 5, 2009 - Two Or More Drinks A Day May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk - also here
  13. March 5, 2009 - New Technique For Cancer Screening
  14. March 5, 2009 - Surviving lung cancer - also here
  15. March 5, 2009 - 'Personalized' genome sequencing reveals coding error in gene for inherited pancreatic cancer - also here
  16. March 5, 2009 - New York doctors testing heated chemo for rare cancer
  17. March 6, 2009 - Some older men may safely stop PSA testing
  18. March 6, 2009 - Brain tumors: New therapy surprisingly successful - also here, here
  19. March 6, 2009 - Drug combination may be effective against deadly melanoma, pilot study shows
  20. March 7, 2009 - RNA Interference Toward MMP-2 May Be An Effective Therapeutic Strategy For Cancer - also here, here
  21. March 7, 2009 - Does Supplementation Of Docosahexaenoic Acid Suppress Colon Tumor Cell Growth? - also here
  22. March 7, 2009 - Drinking Wine Lowers Risk Of Barrett's Esophagus, Precursor To Nation's Fastest Growing Cancer, Study Suggests - also here
  23. March 8, 2009 - Younger Breast Cancer Patients Have Greater Chance Of Recurrence, Especially After Certain Treatments - also here
  24. March 8, 2009 - Researchers discover gene mutations that cause childhood brain cancer - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Out-of-synch days throw heart and metabolism our of whack
  2. March 2, 2009 - Largest Study Compares Cholesterol Treatment In HIV Patients And Patients Without HIV - also here
  3. March 2, 2009 - Longitudinal Study Confirms High Sodium/Low Potassium Levels Increase Cardiovascular Disease
  4. March 3, 2009 - Plavix, heartburn drugs combined raise heart risk
  5. March 3, 2009 - Popular acid blockers, anticlotting drugs don't mix
  6. March 3, 2009 - Worldwide Grid Helps In Fight Against Heart Disease
  7. March 3, 2009 - Certain combined medications following heart attack may increase risk of death - also here
  8. March 3, 2009 - 'Pre-diabetics' face heightened risk of heart disease - also here
  9. March 4, 2009 - Spikes In Nitrite Can Have Lasting Protective Impact On The Heart - also here, here
  10. March 5, 2009 - Number Of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Could Determine Safety Of Intravenous Gammaglobulin Treatment - also here
  11. March 5, 2009 - Depression Increases Risk For Heart Disease More Than Genetics Or Environment - also here, here
  12. March 5, 2009 - High blood pressure linked to earlier death among African-American breast cancer patients - also here, here
  13. March 5, 2009 - Kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients - also here
  14. March 5, 2009 - Transparent zebrafish a must-see model for atherosclerosis - also here
  15. March 5, 2009 - Marital woes may, literally, break her heart
  16. March 6, 2009 - Statins help elderly as well as young after stroke
  17. March 8, 2009 - Sudden Collapse Of Healthy Athletes May Be Due To Hereditary Cardiac Disease - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Engineered viruses fight bacteria
  2. March 3, 2009 - Engineered Viruses Combat Antibiotic Resistance - also here
  3. March 4, 2009 - Common Marine Sponges May Provide Super-antibiotics Of The Future
  4. March 8, 2009 - Grape Extracts May Be Effective Against Harmful Gut Bacteria
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Ethnic Differences Found For Fatty Liver Disease And Insulin Resistance
  2. March 2, 2009 - Insulin drug study shows significant improvements in more than 52,000 diabetic patients - also here
  3. March 3, 2009 - Clues seen to how fructose may promote diabetes
  4. March 3, 2009 - One protein mediates damages form high-fructose diet
  5. March 3, 2009 - Study shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes with bariatric surgery - also here, here
  6. March 3, 2009 - Missing link between fructose, insulin resistance found - also here
  7. March 5, 2009 - Studies point to viruses as cause of diabetes
  8. March 5, 2009 - Belly fat and stress bad for blood sugar
  9. March 5, 2009 - Emotional, Not Just Physical Weight, Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk
  10. March 5, 2009 - Virus 'triggers child diabetes'
  11. March 5, 2009 - Viral infection may prime some people for diabetes
  12. March 6, 2009 - Link Between Type 1 Diabetes And Common Viral Infection Suggested By Genetic Mutations - also here
  13. March 6, 2009 - Study Of Human Pancreases Links Virus To Cause Of Type 1 Diabetes - also here, here
  14. March 6, 2009 - New Research Links Diabetes to Cognitive Deterioration - also here, here
  15. March 7, 2009 - Diabetes drugs given 'too soon' - also here
Background


Rheumatic fever

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Causes Of Rheumatic Heart Disease Discovered
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease - also here
  2. March 3, 2009 - Are vitamin supplements effective in celiac disease patients?
  3. March 3, 2009 - Varicella zoster infection causes severe autoimmune hepatitis
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 2, 2009 - Technique may help stem cells generate solid organs
  2. March 5, 2009 - Stem cells help foot bones heal
  3. March 5, 2009 - Stem cells could halt osteoporosis, promote bone growth - also here, here
  4. March 5, 2009 - The making of an intestinal stem cell - also here
  5. March 5, 2009 - New research sheds light on how stem cells turn into blood cells
  6. March 6, 2009 - Muscular Dystrophy: Stem Cell Breakthrough Gives New Hope To Sufferers Of Muscle-wasting Diseases - also here, here
  7. March 6, 2009 - Stem cells that repair injured muscles identified - also here, here
  8. March 6, 2009 - Researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive - also here, here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys
  2. March 3, 2009 - Older people face greater HIV infection risks: study
  3. March 3, 2009 - New Monkey Model For HIV Developed With Altered Human Virus - also here
  4. March 4, 2009 - Common ingredient offers AIDS protection
  5. March 4, 2009 - New hope for HIV microbicide
  6. March 4, 2009 - Microbicide protects monkeys from HIV-like virus
  7. March 4, 2009 - Old Strategy for Tackling HIV Makes a Comeback
  8. March 4, 2009 - Using hair to manage HIV/AIDS and predict treatment success - also here
  9. March 4, 2009 - Researchers find way to block HIV
  10. March 5, 2009 - Researchers' New Goal: Drug-free Remission For HIV Infection - also here
  11. March 5, 2009 - Compound may block HIV infection
  12. March 6, 2009 - New list of HIV mutations vital to tracking AIDS epidemic - also here, here
  13. March 8, 2009 - Kill the inflammation, kill the HIV?
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Frequency Of T-cells Determines Severity Of Asthma, Study Finds
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Epstein-Barr Virus May Be Associated with Progression of MS - also here, here
  2. March 5, 2009 - Can Parasitic Hookworms Help In Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis? - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - New innovations to selectively kill cancer cells
  2. March 3, 2009 - Preying On a Tumor's Weakness with Nanotechnology to Fight Cancer
  3. March 4, 2009 - New genre of sugar-coated 'quantum dots' for drug delivery
  4. March 5, 2009 - Magnetic nanoparticles navigate therapeutic genes through the body - also here
  5. March 6, 2009 - Bristly Spheres as Capsules - also here
Background


Circadian misalignment and disease

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Researchers find potential cause of heart risks for shift workers
Background, Background, Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Influence of 'obesity gene' can be offset by healthy diet
  2. March 6, 2009 - Love handles put the squeeze on lungs - also here
  3. March 6, 2009 - 'Love handles' may restrict lungs
Background


CREB, obesity, adiponectin, and insulin resistance

References:
  1. March 3, 2009 - Drugs that act on 'fasting signal' may curb insulin resistance in obese - also here
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Aluminum, silica in water affect Alzheimer's risk
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Rituximab Reduces Kidney Inflammation In Patients With Lupus - also here
Background


Sex differences in fat storage

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Why Do Women Store Fat Differently From Men? - also here
Background


Fast-acting vaccines

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - New Type Of Vaccination Provides Instant Immunity To Two Types Of Cancer In Animal Model - also here, here
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Protein Complex Linked To Parkinson Disease
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - TB breakthrough could lead to stronger vaccine - also here, here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Antibody key to treating variant CJD, scientists find - also here, here
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. March 4, 2009 - Broccoli May Help Protect Against Respiratory Conditions Like Asthma - also here, here
  2. March 10, 2009 - Broccoli sprouts may soothe airway inflammation
Background, Background


Mushrooms and the immune system

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Mushrooms strengthen immunity: mouse study
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Enhanced Skin Cancer Risk Linked To Defects In Cellular Aging Controls
  2. March 5, 2009 - A new soldier in the war on cancer: The blind mole rat - also here, here
  3. March 8, 2009 - Enzyme behind cancer spread found
Background


Weight-loss diets and protein

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Some Diets May Be Better Than Others For Keeping Weight Off And Staying Healthy, Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Immune Cells From Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Prematurely Aged Chromosomes - also here, here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Bad marriage raises cardiac risk
  2. March 5, 2009 - Heart Hazards Of Woeful Wives - also here
  3. March 5, 2009 - Strained marriages 'harm women'
Background, Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. March 5, 2009 - Brain tumor treatment may increase number of cancer stem-like cells - also here
Background, Background


Cancer drug design

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - What Protein And Where It Is Located Are Important For Drug Design
Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria - also here, here
  2. March 6, 2009 - Synthetic biology can help extend anti-malaria drug effectiveness - also here, here
Background


PPAR signaling and pulmonary hypertension

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator - also here, here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - Blood test predicts chance of dementia - also here, here
Background


Stress, serotonin, cortisol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 6, 2009 - New Clues about Genetic Influence of Stress on Men's Health
Background, Background, Background


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