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Volume 8, Number 11
March 16, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Quantum optics
Molecular data storage
Carbon nanotubes
Hydrogen production
Cosmic strings and positrons
Ocean acidification
Field emission electric propulsion
Graphene
Global warming
Sea level rise
Galaxy morphology
Quantum dots
Black holes
Gamma-ray astronomy
Nanotechnology
Artificial photosynthesis
Fuel cells
Higgs boson
Hydrogen storage
Quantum computing
Carbon-rich stars near the galactic center
James Webb Space Telescope
Dark matter and small galaxies
Superconductivity
Semiconductor behavior in graphite
Mantle plumes
Atmospheric oxygen
Optical communications technology

Life sciences

Synthetic ribosomes
Capillary formation
Bacterial coevolution
Protein evolution
Canalization in embryonic development
Homo erectus
Metabolic rate and longevity
Precision control of gene expression
Circadian rhythm, SIRT1, and metabolism
Quality control in cellular protein production
DNA topography
Biofilms
Longevity protein network
Virus infection
Cell division errors

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Long-term reorganization in nerve networks
Animal cognition
Genetics of fear
Schizophrenia
Unconscious learning
Autism
'High-integrity' myelin and intelligence
Slow-wave activity in sleep
Brain-imaging studies
Fearful memory erasure
Brain mapping of intelligence factors
AMPK and central nervous system development
Glial cell overproduction
Axon growth
Unexpected rewards and learning
Force of majority opinion
Innate fear response and the hypothalamus
Dopamine, addiction, and Parkinson's disease

Health and medicine

Stem cells
Omega-3 fatty acids and dementia
Prions
Cancer
Parkinson's disease
Asthma
Cardiovascular disease
Neutrophil dysfunction
Diabetes
MicroRNA and cancer
Escherichia coli infection
Avian flu
Cancer stem cells
Nanobiotechnology
Antibiotics
Obesity
Hepatitis C
Malaria
Stat3 blockers
Alzheimer's disease
Metabolic syndrome and vitamin D deficiency
'Instant' vaccines
Cancer biology
NF-κB and inflammation
AIDS
BDNF, weight control, and gene therapy
Metabolic disorders and dementia



Physical sciences and technology


Quantum optics

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Quantum Doughnuts Slow And Freeze Light At Will: Fast Computing And 'Slow Glass' - also here
Background


Molecular data storage

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Single-Molecule Magnets Open New Door for Information Technology
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?
  2. March 9, 2009 - Spinning carbon nanotubes spawns new wireless applications - also here
  3. March 11, 2009 - Infrared Nanotube Films Offer Advantages for Solar Cells and More
  4. March 15, 2009 - Nanotube Structures Could Improve Electric Motors - also here, here
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - A water splitter with a double role
Background


Cosmic strings and positrons

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Cosmic strings could solve positron mystery
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Coral Reefs May Start Dissolving When Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Doubles - also here, here
  2. March 10, 2009 - 'Coral lab' offers acidity insight
  3. March 11, 2009 - 'Coral lab' offers acidity insight
  4. March 12, 2009 - 'Coral lab' offers acidity insight
Background, Background


Field emission electric propulsion

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - ESA designs its smallest ever space engine to push back against sunshine
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Double graphene coat is slippery stuff
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - 'More bad news' on climate change
  2. March 10, 2009 - Earth may be entering climate change danger zone
  3. March 11, 2009 - Global warming reaches the Antarctic abyss
  4. March 12, 2009 - Climate scenarios 'being realised'
  5. March 12, 2009 - Climate change effects seen in Antarctic winds
  6. March 13, 2009 - Wind Shifts May Stir Carbon Dioxide From Antarctic Depths, Amplifying Global Warming - also here
Background


Sea level rise

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Sea rise 'to exceed projections'
  2. March 10, 2009 - Sea level rise could bust IPCC estimate
  3. March 11, 2009 - Sea level rise underestimated: scientists
  4. March 11, 2009 - Rising Sea Levels Set To Have Major Impacts Around The World - also here, here
  5. March 13, 2009 - Sea Level Rise Due to Global Warming Poses Threat to New York City - also here, here
  6. March 15, 2009 - New York Seas to Rise Twice as Much as Rest of U.S.
  7. March 16, 2009 - New York will bear brunt of uneven sea level rise
  8. March 17, 2009 - Rising sea levels threaten New York City
Background, Background


Galaxy morphology

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - 3-D View Of Remote Galaxies -- When Universe Was Half Its Current Age - also here
  2. March 17, 2009 - Telescopes Team Up for 3-D Galaxy Views
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency
  2. March 13, 2009 - Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - A Black Hole in Medusa's Hair
Background


Gamma-ray astronomy

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Best-ever View Of The Cosmos In Gamma Rays - also here, here
  2. March 12, 2009 - Best View Ever of Universe's Most Extreme Energy
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Spin Battery: Physicist Develops Battery Using New Source Of Energy - also here, here
  2. March 13, 2009 - Nanocups brim with potential: Light-bending metamaterial could lead to superlenses, invisibility cloaks - also here, here
  3. March 14, 2009 - New Nanoporous Material Has Highest Surface Area Yet - also here
  4. March 15, 2009 - First Measurement Of The Ability Of A Very Long Molecular Wire To Conduct Electric Current
Background


Artificial photosynthesis

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Turning Sunlight Into Liquid Fuels Moves A Step Closer - also here, here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells - also here, here
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Precision measurement of W boson mass portends stricter limits for Higgs particle - also here, here
  2. March 13, 2009 - A lighter Higgs makes particle hunt harder
  3. March 13, 2009 - New experiments constrain Higgs mass
  4. March 13, 2009 - Physicists get closer to finding the Higgs boson
  5. March 13, 2009 - Fermilab Provides More Constraints on the Elusive Higgs Boson
  6. March 16, 2009 - Elusive Higgs particle has fewer hideouts
  7. March 18, 2009 - Lighter Higgs boson harder to find
  8. March 22, 2009 - New Experiments Constrain Higgs Mass
  9. March 21, 2009 - Search closes in on the Higgs particle
  10. April 2, 2009 - Constraining the Higgs mass
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Revealing new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage - also here, here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - 'Self-correcting' gates advance quantum computing
Background


Carbon-rich stars near the galactic center

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Galactic Dust Bunnies Found to Contain Carbon After All - also here
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Recipe for the perfect James Webb Space Telescope mirror
Background


Dark matter and small galaxies

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Galaxies Protected by Dark Matter
  2. March 13, 2009 - Hubble Provides New Evidence For Dark Matter Around Small Galaxies - also here, here
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - New Type of Superconductivity Spotted
  2. March 13, 2009 - Physicists offer new theory for iron compounds - also here, here
Background


Semiconductor behavior in graphite

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Hot Electrons In Carbon: Graphite Behaves Like Semiconductor
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Fledgling mantle plume may be cause of African volcano's unique lava - also here, here
Background


Atmospheric oxygen

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Pushing back an oxygen-rich atmosphere
  2. March 16, 2009 - Oxygenated Oceans Go Way, Way Back
  3. March 16, 2009 - Early oceans had oxygen-loving life
Background, Background


Optical communications technology

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - New organic material may speed Internet access - also here
Background



Life sciences


Synthetic ribosomes

References:
  1. March 8, 2009 - Harvard fuels quest to create life from scratch
  2. March 9, 2009 - Engineered cell engine is step to artificial life
  3. March 9, 2009 - Toward Synthetic Life: Scientists Create Ribosomes -- Cell Protein Machinery
Background


Capillary formation

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Capillary formation's mechanical determinants: One growth factor can have many effects
Background


Bacterial coevolution

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Live Evolution Witnessed In Controlled Environment Of Microbial Predator And Prey
Background, Background


Protein evolution

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Study of protein structures reveals key events in evolutionary history - also here
Background, Background


Canalization in embryonic development

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Developing fruit fly embryo is capable of genetic corrections - also here
Background


Homo erectus

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - "Peking man" a lot older than thought: study
  2. March 11, 2009 - Peking Man fossils show their age
  3. March 11, 2009 - Peking Man older than thought
  4. March 11, 2009 - 'Peking Man' older than thought
  5. March 11, 2009 - Early 'Peking Man' was older, colder, study says
  6. March 12, 2009 - Peking man much older than first thought
  7. March 13, 2009 - 'Peking Man' Older Than Thought; Somehow Adapted To Cold - also here, here
Background


Metabolic rate and longevity

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Live Fast, Die Young? Maybe Not - also here, here
Background


Precision control of gene expression

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Synthetic Gene Circuit Allows Precise Dosing Of Gene Expression - also here, here
Background


Circadian rhythm, SIRT1, and metabolism

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Body clock regulates metabolism - also here
Background, Background


Quality control in cellular protein production

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Cells get two chances, not just one, to fix their mistakes - also here
Background


DNA topography

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Researchers develop a structural approach to exploring DNA - also here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Biofilms: Even Stickier Than Suspected - also here, here
Background


Longevity protein network

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Aging: Worms, Flies & Yeast Are More Like Us than Previously Expected
Background


Virus infection

References:
  1. March 14, 2009 - One Virus Particle Is Enough To Cause Infectious Disease
Background


Cell division errors

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Discovery Of Protection Against Cell Division Failures
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Long-term reorganization in nerve networks

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Regions of the brain can rewire themselves
Background, Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Plotting chimps?
  2. March 9, 2009 - Arrest That Chimp!
  3. March 9, 2009 - Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks
  4. March 9, 2009 - Missile-throwing chimp plots attacks on tourists
  5. March 9, 2009 - Study: Belligerent chimp proves animals make plans
  6. March 9, 2009 - Zoo Chimp Plots Rock Attacks on Visitors
  7. March 11, 2009 - Chimp's Stone Throwing At Zoo Visitors Was 'Premeditated' - also here
  8. March 12, 2009 - Chimps use geometry to navigate the jungle
Background


Genetics of fear

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Genetics Of Fear: Specific Genetic Variations Contribute To Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Toxoplasmosis Parasite May Trigger Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorders - also here, here
  2. March 18, 2009 - Parasite may trigger schizophrenia
Background


Unconscious learning

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Reward elicits unconscious learning in humans - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Bowel gene linked to a type of autism
  2. March 13, 2009 - Hyperbaric treatment for autism reports significant clinical improvements - also here
  3. March 14, 2009 - Oxygen therapy benefit in autism
  4. March 20, 2009 - Hyperbaric treatment shows promise for autism
Background


'High-integrity' myelin and intelligence

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - High-speed brains are in the genes
  2. March 18, 2009 - More Evidence That Intelligence Is Largely Inherited: Researchers Find That Genes Determine Brain's Processing Speed - also here, here
Background, Background


Slow-wave activity in sleep

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - How catching up on sleep helps the brain: study
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Modern scanners bring "mind reading" a step closer - also here
  2. March 12, 2009 - Reading the pattern of spatial memories
  3. March 12, 2009 - You Are Here ... and We Know It
  4. March 12, 2009 - Cracking the spatial memory code - also here
  5. March 12, 2009 - A step closer to reading the mind
  6. March 12, 2009 - Brain scan reveals memories of where you've been
  7. March 13, 2009 - 'Mind-reading' Experiment Highlights How Brain Records Memories - also here
  8. March 13, 2009 - Music lessons provide a workout for the brain
Background


Fearful memory erasure

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Eternal Sunshine of the Murine Mind
  2. March 12, 2009 - Scientists selectively erase fear memories and gain insight into how the memory works
Background


Brain mapping of intelligence factors

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Neuroscientists Map Intelligence In The Brain - also here
Background, Background


AMPK and central nervous system development

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Well-known Enzyme Is Unexpected Contributor To Brain Growth - also here, here
Background


Glial cell overproduction

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Potential pathway for drug intervention - also here, here
Background


Axon growth

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Coreceptors Work Together As 'Navigators' For A Growing Axon, Study Shows - also here, here
Background


Unexpected rewards and learning

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - 'The Unexpected Outcome' Is A Key To Human Learning - also here, here
Background


Force of majority opinion

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Children As Young As Preschoolers Tend To Follow Majority Opinion - also here, here
Background


Innate fear response and the hypothalamus

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Tiny Brain Region Key To Fear Of Rivals And Predators - also here
Background


Dopamine, addiction, and Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Researchers Unravel Unexpected Role Of Neuronal Population In Drug Addiction And Parkinson's
Background



Health and medicine


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Stem cell 'scaffold' for stroke
  2. March 9, 2009 - Stem Cells Replace Stroke-damaged Tissue In Rats - also here, here
  3. March 9, 2009 - What is the role of the omentum in regenerating the liver? - also here
  4. March 10, 2009 - 'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease
  5. March 10, 2009 - Seaweed and fireflies brew may guide stem cell treatment for peripheral artery disease - also here, here
  6. March 12, 2009 - Multiple Route Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injections Show Promise To Treat Spinal Cord Injury - also here, here
  7. March 12, 2009 - How Stem Cells Develop Into Blood Cells
  8. March 13, 2009 - Stem cell infusion and hyperbaric oxygen treatment improve islet function in diabetes - also here, here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and dementia

References:
  1. February 9, 2009 - Oily fish dementia boosts queried
Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Experimental mad cow drug may not help much: study
  2. March 10, 2009 - 'Mad cow' protein may keep brain cells chatting
  3. March 13, 2009 - Prion discovery gives clue to control of mass gene expression - also here, here
  4. March 13, 2009 - Iron is involved in prion disease-associated neuronal demise - also here, here
  5. March 15, 2009 - What Drove The Cow Mad? Lessons From A Tiny Fish - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Delaying bladder cancer surgery increases mortality
  2. March 9, 2009 - Gene Mutations That Cause Childhood Brain Cancer Identified
  3. March 9, 2009 - New staging technique might save bladders in some bladder cancer patients - also here, here
  4. March 9, 2009 - Aminoguanidine: An attractive line as a multi-modal avenue to overcome tumor
  5. March 9, 2009 - When Genes Cooperate, Lung Cancer Grows and Spreads
  6. March 10, 2009 - Blood, ultrasound tests catch ovarian cancer: study
  7. March 10, 2009 - Study links blood types to pancreatic cancer risk
  8. March 10, 2009 - Blood type could matter in pancreatic cancer
  9. March 10, 2009 - Age differences seen in rectal cancer treatment - also here
  10. March 10, 2009 - Systematic Estimation Of Breast Cancer Risk Appears Justified In Postmenopausal Women
  11. March 10, 2009 - Study Methods Influence Estimates Of Lead Time And Overdiagnosis In Prostate Cancer
  12. March 10, 2009 - Maintenance Rituximab Is Useful For Advanced Indolent Lymphoma - also here
  13. March 10, 2009 - Red Wine Vs. White? Both Equal Offenders In Breast-cancer Risk - also here, here
  14. March 10, 2009 - DNA Differences May Influence Risk Of Hodgkin Disease - also here, here
  15. March 10, 2009 - New candidate biomarker for prostate cancer
  16. March 10, 2009 - Study finds folic acid supplements linked to higher risk of prostate cancer - also here
  17. March 10, 2009 - Fishing for microdeletions that predispose an embryo to develop cancer syndromes in later life
  18. March 10, 2009 - More evidence prostate tests overdiagnose cancer
  19. March 11, 2009 - How to starve a tumor
  20. March 11, 2009 - Personalized cancer therapy gets closer
  21. March 11, 2009 - Blood type link to pancreatic cancer risk
  22. March 11, 2009 - Transcriptional Factor SOX9 Renders Melanomas Sensitive To Retinoic Acid And Stops Tumor Growth
  23. March 11, 2009 - Tiny samples could yield big predictive markers for pancreatic cancer - also here, here
  24. March 11, 2009 - Blood type study sheds light on biology of pancreatic cancer
  25. March 11, 2009 - Trials offer ovarian cancer hope
  26. March 11, 2009 - Tests could find ovarian cancer early
  27. March 12, 2009 - Rare pancreatic cancer slowed by Pfizer drug
  28. March 12, 2009 - Pfizer drug works on rare pancreatic cancer: study
  29. March 12, 2009 - Racial disparity in breast cancer explained
  30. March 12, 2009 - A new measure for the malignancy of melanoma - also here, here
  31. March 12, 2009 - Genetic differences help protect against cervical cancer - also here
  32. March 13, 2009 - Mushrooms, green tea may lower breast cancer risk
  33. March 13, 2009 - Scientists find a soup of suspects while probing milk's link to cancer
  34. March 13, 2009 - Iron Induces Death In Tumor Cells - also here, here
  35. March 13, 2009 - Freezing Prostate Cancer Does A Man's Body Good - also here
  36. March 13, 2009 - Scientists create mouse model of melanoma that generates hope for the use of targeted therapies - also here, here
  37. March 15, 2009 - Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard For Destroying Small Tumors - also here, here
  38. March 15, 2009 - A sticky business -- how cancer cells become more 'gloopy' as they die - also here, here
  39. March 15, 2009 - Genetic abnormality may increase risk of blood disorders
  40. March 18, 2009 - Green tea and mushrooms cut breast cancer risk: study
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Long-term Effects Of Early Parkinson's Treatments Similar
  2. March 9, 2009 - Parkinson's disease treatment strategies appear to have similar long-term effects on disability
  3. March 12, 2009 - Two Parkinson's drugs similar for early treatment
  4. March 12, 2009 - Parkinson's-linked mutation makes neurons vulnerable to calcium-induced death
  5. March 13, 2009 - Doctors test targets for Parkinson surgery - also here, here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Patients With Severe Asthma Benefit From Antibody Injection, Researchers Find
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries developed - also here, here
  2. March 9, 2009 - Anger and hostility harmful to the heart, especially among men - also here
  3. March 10, 2009 - Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended As First-line Treatment For 'Silent Killer'
  4. March 10, 2009 - Simple Test Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk - also here, here
  5. March 10, 2009 - Depression Treatment, Increased Physical Activity In African-Americans May Reduce Heart Disease
  6. March 10, 2009 - Big-hearted Fish Reveals Genetics Of Cardiovascular Condition
  7. March 10, 2009 - Feeling Down And Out Could Break Your Heart, Literally - also here, here
  8. March 10, 2009 - Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents - also here, here
  9. March 10, 2009 - Migraines increase stroke risk during pregnancy - also here
  10. March 10, 2009 - More evidence that depression is hard on the heart
  11. March 12, 2009 - New Insights From Cellular Signals Pinpoint A Therapeutic Target To Tackle Cardiovascular Disease
  12. March 12, 2009 - Older patients with 1 type of heart failure may receive little or no benefit from drugs - also here, here
  13. March 12, 2009 - Study finds link between atrial fibrillation and an increased risk of death in diabetic patients - also here
  14. March 12, 2009 - Framingham Heart Study launches new project to develop blood tests for heart disease
  15. March 12, 2009 - 'Fat neck' a clue to heart risk
  16. March 12, 2009 - Leaky blood vessels stroke link
  17. March 13, 2009 - Is It Really Only Our Kidneys That Control Blood Pressure? - also here
  18. March 13, 2009 - Black Young Adults Hospitalized For Stroke At Much Higher Rate Than Whites, Hispanics
  19. March 13, 2009 - Bioabsorbable Stents Show Promise, Experts Say
  20. March 13, 2009 - Aspirin Improves Survival In Women With Stable Heart Disease, According To Study - also here, here
  21. March 13, 2009 - Feeling Tired? Study Finds Prevalence Of Anergia In People With Failing Hearts - also here, here
  22. March 13, 2009 - Teen Conflicts Linked To Potential Risk For Adult Cardiovascular Disease - also here, here
  23. March 14, 2009 - Traffic Exposure May Trigger Heart Attacks - also here
  24. March 15, 2009 - New Insights On Heart's 'Fight Or Flight' Response To Stress - also here
Background


Neutrophil dysfunction

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - No 'Death NET'? That May Explain Why Millions of Infants are at Risk for Potentially Deadly Blood Infection - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 9, 2009 - Napping 'increases diabetes risk'
  2. March 11, 2009 - Too little sleep may raise diabetes risk: U.S. study
  3. March 11, 2009 - 'Short-sleepers' may develop blood sugar abnormality that can lead to diabetes - also here
  4. March 12, 2009 - Sleep 'influences diabetes risk'
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Study shows microRNA-based diagnostic identifies squamous lung cancer with 96 percent sensitivity - also here, here
Background, Background


Escherichia coli infection

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Why People Often Get Sicker When They Are Stressed - also here
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Deadly bird flu virus found in wild goose in Germany
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Scientists Identify Molecular Signature for Leukemia Stem Cells
Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 10, 2009 - Nano-treatment to torpedo cancer
  2. March 11, 2009 - Experts use nanotech to deliver anti-cancer genes
  3. March 11, 2009 - New Genre Of Sugar-coated 'Quantum Dots' For Drug Delivery
  4. March 14, 2009 - Twin Nanoparticle Shown Effective At Targeting, Killing Breast Cancer Cells - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Bacteria-killing Enzyme Cures Mice With Fatal Pneumonia
  2. March 15, 2009 - Novel Antibiotics That Don't Trigger Antibiotic Resistance Developed - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Obesity Associated With Detrimental Changes In Ovary
  2. March 12, 2009 - Ovarian changes may link obesity and infertility
  3. March 12, 2009 - A diet rich in calcium aids weight loss - also here, here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Key molecules that inhibit viral production identified - also here, here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - New way the malaria parasite and red blood cells interact identified - also here, here
Background


Stat3 blockers

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Search reveals molecules that block Stat 3 - also here, here
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Brain damage found in cognitively normal people with Alzheimer's marker - also here, here
  2. March 12, 2009 - Blood Test For Alzheimer's Possible, Study Suggests - also here
  3. March 12, 2009 - Why Anesthesia Is Associated With Cognitive Impairment And Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  4. March 12, 2009 - Anesthesia Or Hypothermia: Warning For Alzheimer's Patients - also here, here
  5. March 12, 2009 - Variant form of amyloid beta hinders amyloidogenesis, development of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  6. March 12, 2009 - Paradoxical gene causes and protects against Alzheimer's
  7. March 13, 2009 - Simple Balance Test May Predict Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  8. March 14, 2009 - Can Mental Training Games Help Prevent Alzheimer's? - also here, here
Background


Metabolic syndrome and vitamin D deficiency

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Low vitamin D levels associated with several risk factors in teenagers - also here
  2. March 12, 2009 - Not enough vitamin D in the diet could mean too much fat on adolescents - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


'Instant' vaccines

References:
  1. March 11, 2009 - Instant 'vaccine' zaps human cancers in mice
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Cell pathway on overdrive prevents cancer response to dietary restriction - also here, here
  2. March 13, 2009 - New investigational treatment for bladder cancer identified - also here, here
  3. March 14, 2009 - Rearrangements Of Multifunctional Genes Cause Cancer In Children And Young People - also here
Background


NF-κB and inflammation

References:
  1. March 12, 2009 - Researchers discover a new pathway that regulates inflammation - also here, here
  2. March 14, 2009 - New Therapy Protects Lungs From Runaway Inflammation - also here, here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - AIDS Vaccine Gets Closer: Targeting Virus' Achilles Heel - also here, here
  2. March 15, 2009 - A natural approach for HIV vaccine - also here, here
Background


BDNF, weight control, and gene therapy

References:
  1. March 13, 2009 - Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise For Treating Obesity - also here, here
Background, Background


Metabolic disorders and dementia

References:
  1. March 15, 2009 - Metabolic And Neurological Disorders May Share Common Risk Factors
  2. March 15, 2009 - Diabetes And Elevated Levels Of Cholesterol Linked To Faster Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's Patients - also here
Background, Background, Background, Background


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