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Volume 8, Number 12
March 23, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Amino acid chirality
Global warming
Wireless brain interface
Nanotechnology
Organic electronics
Superconductivity
Galaxy mergers
Spintronics
Gravitational waves and supersymmetry
DNA nanotechnology
Water on Mars
Memristors
Supersolids
Microfluidics
Free-space optical communication
Hydrogen production
Virtual reality
Alternative model of spacetime
Alfvén waves in the solar corona
Carbon nanotubes
Y particle
Blazar galaxies
Earth's crust
Quantum computing
Graphene
Supernovae
Fuel cells
Transistor laser
Metamaterials
Extrasolar planets

Life sciences

DNA-binding proteins
Dendritic cells
Rhinovirus genome
Bacterial virulence factors
DNA sequencing
Evolution and body size
Stratospheric extremophiles
Low-glycemic meals, GLP-1, and insulin
Fat absorption enzyme
CO2 sequestration by diatoms
Gene enhancer map
Protein-mediated communication between prokaryotes
Lifestyle, telomere length, and aging
Biofilms
Multi-binding antibodies
Circadian rhythm, SIRT1, and metabolism
Carbohydrate metabolism
Endosomes and cell signaling
Hurdia victoria
NF-κB and immune response regulation
Proteomics
Synthetic biology
Glycobiology

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Genetic factors in addiction
Autism
Modafinil and dopamine
RNA binding proteins and the neuromuscular junction
Memory erasure
Neural correlates of consciousness
Brain-imaging studies
Schizophrenia and neurogenesis
Memory of single events
Second language learning
Multisensory learning
Ethanol and endorphins
Animal cognition
Self-organized criticality and the brain

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
MicroRNA markers of organ rejection
Onset of cognitive decline
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Obesity and longevity
Influenza vaccines
Weight-loss diets
AIDS
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MicroRNA, p53, and cancer
Oral vaccine using probiotics
Hepatitis C
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Nanobiotechnology
Avian flu
Inflammation and cancer
Diet, exercise, and abdominal fat
Influenza and bacterial pneumonia
Tissue engineering of nerves
Cholesterol
Antibiotics
Motor proteins for drug delivery
Malaria



Physical sciences and technology


Amino acid chirality

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Did lefty molecules seed life?
  2. March 16, 2009 - Southpaw Solar System
  3. March 17, 2009 - Watery asteroids may explain why life is 'left-handed'
  4. March 18, 2009 - Clues To A Secret Of Life Found In Meteorite Dust - also here, here
  5. March 23, 2009 - Why Life on Earth is Left-Handed
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Ninth Warmest February For Globe, NOAA
  2. March 17, 2009 - Climate-related Changes Affect Life On The Antarctic Peninsula - also here
  3. March 17, 2009 - Scientists warn on climate tipping points
  4. March 18, 2009 - Temperature rise may trigger West Antarctic thaw
  5. March 18, 2009 - Antarctic ice close to melting tipping point-study
  6. March 18, 2009 - West Antarctic ice comes and goes, rapidly
  7. March 18, 2009 - Big melt seen in Antarctic past, and maybe future
  8. March 19, 2009 - Better Than Even Chance Of Major Changes In Global Climate System, Experts Predict
  9. March 21, 2009 - Carbon Sinks Losing The Battle With Rising Emissions - also here
  10. March 22, 2009 - Climate Warming Affects Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability - also here
Background


Wireless brain interface

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Researchers Develop Wireless Method of Brain Stimulation
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Through the Wire: A New Nanocatalyst Synthesis Technique
  2. March 18, 2009 - Slimmer, Stickier Nanorods Give Boost to 3-D Computer Chips - also here, here
  3. March 20, 2009 - Origins of Nanorod Diameter Discovered - also here, here
  4. March 22, 2009 - Nanotech Batteries For A New Energy Future - also here
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Speedier flexible electronics possible with new fabrication process
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Researchers explore magnetic properties of iron-based superconductors - also here
  2. March 17, 2009 - Study Yields Surprising New Insight into High-Temp Superconductors
  3. March 18, 2009 - Magnetism Governs Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors - also here
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Telescope Captures Grouping of Oddball Galaxy and Supernova
  2. March 17, 2009 - Hearts Of Galaxies Close In For Cosmic Train Wreck - also here
  3. March 17, 2009 - A Curious Pair of Galaxies - also here, here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Symmetry sustains a spin helix in a quantum well
Background


Gravitational waves and supersymmetry

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Gravity ripples may reveal traces of supersymmetry
Background, Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - DNA origami comes to life
  2. March 17, 2009 - DNA cages guide nanoparticle self-assembly
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Blobs in Photos of Mars Lander Stir a Debate: Are They Water?
  2. March 20, 2009 - Brines on Mars
  3. March 20, 2009 - Liquid Saltwater Is Likely Present On Mars, New Analysis Shows - also here
Background


Memristors

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Memristor chip could lead to faster, cheaper computers
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Evidence mounts for an exotic supersolid
  2. March 18, 2009 - Is It a Gas, Fluid, Solid, or All of the Above?
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Forceful New Method To Sensitively Detect Toxins, Proteins, Developed
Background


Free-space optical communication

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Study on free-space optical communication released - also here
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Salt Water System Could Generate Hydrogen
  2. March 22, 2009 - Nanotechnology Boosts Efficiency In Converting Solar Energy Into Hydrogen In Fuel Cells
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Ultimate virtual reality will trigger five senses
Background


Alternative model of spacetime

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Faster-than-light 'tachyons' might be impossible after all
Background


Alfvén waves in the solar corona

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Researchers directly observe Alfvén waves, which keep the corona sizzling
  2. March 19, 2009 - "Corkscrew" Waves Seen on Sun -- Keys to Solar Mystery?
  3. March 19, 2009 - Scientists find giant solar twists
  4. March 20, 2009 - Giant Solar Twists Discovered - also here
  5. March 23, 2009 - Scientists find solution to solar puzzle
  6. March 31, 2009 - Alfvén waves may heat the Sun's corona
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Carbon nanotubes make artificial muscle
  2. March 19, 2009 - Researchers Create Carbon Nanotube Muscles
  3. March 20, 2009 - Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles for Extreme Temperatures
  4. March 20, 2009 - Carbon nanotubes are superior to metals for electronics - also here, here
Background


Y particle

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Particle Oddball Surprises Physicists - also here, here
  2. March 20, 2009 - Strange Particle Created; May Rewrite How Matter's Made
Background


Blazar galaxies

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Surprising Changes In Black Hole-powered 'Blazar' Galaxy - also here, here
Background


Earth's crust

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Earth's crust melts easier than thought - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Scientists make quantum leap in developing faster computers
  2. March 19, 2009 - Major leap for faster computers
  3. March 20, 2009 - Making quantum computing scalable
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Graphene could lead to faster chips
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - The origin of supernovae confirmed
  2. March 19, 2009 - Genesis for Exploding Stars Confirmed
  3. March 20, 2009 - Two Dying Red Supergiant Stars Produced Supernovae
  4. March 22, 2009 - Star Explodes, and So Might Theory
  5. March 23, 2009 - Massive young star explodes 'before its time'
  6. March 25, 2009 - Super-sized Supernova: Scientists Observe Largest Exploding Star Yet Seen - also here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Chemists create more efficient palladium fuel cell catalysts - also here
Background


Transistor laser

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - High-speed signal mixer demonstrates capabilities of transistor laser - also here, here
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Technique to mass produce metamaterials
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 21, 2009 - Finding Twin Earths Is Harder Than Thought - also here, here
Background



Life sciences


DNA-binding proteins

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Important new model shows how proteins find the right DNA sequences - also here, here
Background


Dendritic cells

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Don't be a stranger to yourself - also here, here
  2. March 19, 2009 - Research defines dendritic cell lineage
Background


Rhinovirus genome

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Catching The Common Cold Virus Genome - also here, here
Background


Bacterial virulence factors

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - New Protein Identified In Bacterial Arsenal
  2. March 19, 2009 - Bioinformatics Sheds Light On Evolutionary Origin Of Rickettsia Virulence Genes
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Sequencing method to lower human DNA mapping costs
  2. March 22, 2009 - Covering the bases: Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications
Background


Evolution and body size

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Animal Families With The Most Diversity Also Have Widest Range Of Size - also here
Background


Stratospheric extremophiles

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - New Microorganisms Discovered In Earth's Stratosphere - also here
Background, Background


Low-glycemic meals, GLP-1, and insulin

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Scientists Discover Why A Low GI Meal Makes You Feel Full
Background


Fat absorption enzyme

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Key Enzyme In Fat Absorption Discovered - also here, here
Background


CO2 sequestration by diatoms

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Mighty diatoms: Global climate feedback from microscopic algae - also here, here
Background


Gene enhancer map

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - What's driving specific patterns of gene expression among cell types? - also here
Background, Background


Protein-mediated communication between prokaryotes

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Flagellar friendship
Background


Lifestyle, telomere length, and aging

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - First Sister Study Results Reinforce The Importance Of Healthy Living - also here, here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Researchers build a new surface material that resists biofilm growth - also here
Background


Multi-binding antibodies

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Double-duty antibodies
  2. March 19, 2009 - Promiscuous antibody targets cancer
Background


Circadian rhythm, SIRT1, and metabolism

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Compound is key coordinator of clock and metabolism
  2. March 21, 2009 - Ticking Of Body's 24-hour Clock Turns Gears Of Metabolism And Aging
Background, Background


Carbohydrate metabolism

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Mice with disabled gene that helps turn carbs into fat stay lean despite feasting on high-carb diet - also here
  2. March 20, 2009 - Researchers find gene that turns carbs into fat
Background


Endosomes and cell signaling

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Enhancing signals in cell interior - also here
Background


Hurdia victoria

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Jigsaw complete for ancient predator
  2. March 21, 2009 - Fossil Fragments Reveal 500-million-year-old Monster Predator - also here
Background


NF-κB and immune response regulation

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - A paradigm shift in immune response regulation - also here, here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. March 21, 2009 - What Flies And Worms Have In Common
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. March 22, 2009 - Transforming Cells Into Microscopic Biological Computers
Background


Glycobiology

References:
  1. March 22, 2009 - First automated carbohydrate 'assembly line' opens door to new field of medicine - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Genetic factors in addiction

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Common Genes Tied To Alcohol, Nicotine, Cocaine Addictions
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - An Outbreak of Autism, or a Statistical Fluke?
  2. March 20, 2009 - Heightened level of amygdala activity may cause social deficits in autism - also here, here
Background


Modafinil and dopamine

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Cognitive enhancement drug may also cause addiction
  2. March 17, 2009 - Narcolepsy Drug Being Used to Improve Cognitive Performance Affects Brain Dopamine Activity - also here
  3. March 17, 2009 - Study: 'Smart drug' Provigil may be habit-forming
Background


RNA binding proteins and the neuromuscular junction

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - RNA: Master Regulator Of Motor Neuron Firing Discovered - also here
Background, Background


Memory erasure

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - New Strategy To Weaken Traumatic Memories - also here, here
Background


Neural correlates of consciousness

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Where Does Consciousness Come From? - also here
  2. March 17, 2009 - 'Consciousness signature' discovered spanning the brain
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Brain Abnormality Found In Boys With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - also here, here
  2. March 19, 2009 - Unraveling The Roots Of Dyslexia
  3. March 20, 2009 - The brain maintains language skills in spite of alcohol damage by drawing from other regions
  4. March 22, 2009 - The Brain 'Joins The Dots' When Drawing A Cartoon Face From Memory - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia and neurogenesis

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Mental health means new neurons?
  2. March 19, 2009 - Schizophrenia-linked gene controls the birth of new neurons
  3. March 20, 2009 - Blocked Enzyme Reverses Schizophrenia-like Symptoms
  4. March 20, 2009 - Genetic clues hold key to schizophrenia treatment - also here
  5. March 21, 2009 - Gene 'has key schizophrenia role'
Background


Memory of single events

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - How Brain Remembers Single Events - also here, here
Background


Second language learning

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Psychologists reveal the un, deux, trois of learning a second language
Background, Background


Multisensory learning

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Touch helps make the connection between sight and hearing - also here
Background


Ethanol and endorphins

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - A drink or two releases feel-good endorphins
  2. March 20, 2009 - Low To Moderate, Not Heavy, Drinking Releases 'Feel-good' Endorphins In The Brain - also here
Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Dogs show a fetching communication savvy
Background


Self-organized criticality and the brain

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - The human brain is on the edge of chaos - also here
  2. March 25, 2009 - Brain is on the "edge of chaos"
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Study sheds light on exercise after heart attacks - also here
  2. March 16, 2009 - U.S. FDA memo backs Sanofi heart drug Multaq
  3. March 16, 2009 - New Role For Immune System Pathway In Post-heart Attack Inflammation
  4. March 16, 2009 - Researcher Connects Sexual Dysfunction with High Blood Pressure
  5. March 17, 2009 - Migraine in pregnancy tied to stroke, heart attack
  6. March 17, 2009 - Medication Does Not Appear To Reduce Progression Of Atherosclerosis - also here
  7. March 18, 2009 - High heart failure rate seen in younger U.S. blacks
  8. March 18, 2009 - Prior ills lead to early heart failure in blacks
  9. March 18, 2009 - Hassled teens may face high heart risk later
  10. March 18, 2009 - Explaining Trends In Heart Attack
  11. March 18, 2009 - New Test Successfully Identifies Life-threatening Heart Disease
  12. March 18, 2009 - Study finds younger blacks have more heart failure
  13. March 18, 2009 - Heart failure strikes younger African-Americans at the same rate as older Caucasians
  14. March 19, 2009 - 6.5 million more patients might benefit from statins to prevent heart attacks, strokes - also here, here
  15. March 19, 2009 - Heart bypass surgery better than angioplasty for certain patients, study shows - also here
  16. March 19, 2009 - Young blacks face higher risk of heart failure, study finds
  17. March 20, 2009 - Fenofibrate curbs heart disease in diabetics
  18. March 20, 2009 - European cardiologists urge greater use of stents
  19. March 20, 2009 - 'Less is more' when it comes to treating high blood pressure - also here, here
  20. March 20, 2009 - Abnormal EKG can predict death in stroke patients - also here, here
  21. March 21, 2009 - Light To Moderate Drinking And Socialization Are Jointly Good For Cardiovascular Health, Study Finds - also here
  22. March 22, 2009 - Study finds 10 genes that raise sudden death risk - also here
  23. March 22, 2009 - New Target For Heart Failure Therapy Identified - also here, here
  24. March 22, 2009 - Studies suggest drinking coffee or tea may reduce the risk of stroke
  25. March 22, 2009 - Proteins from garden pea may help fight high blood pressure, kidney disease
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Pancreas cancer surgery outcome worse with obesity
  2. March 16, 2009 - Acrylamide not linked to endometrial cancer
  3. March 16, 2009 - Early Results Favorable For 5-day Radiation Treatment Of Early Stage Prostate Cancer - also here
  4. March 16, 2009 - Obese Women Play Cancer Roulette - also here, here
  5. March 16, 2009 - Insight Into How A Fusion Gene Promotes Childhood Leukemia
  6. March 16, 2009 - Obesity associated with worse outcomes after pancreatic cancer surgery - also here
  7. March 16, 2009 - Vegetarians 'get fewer cancers'
  8. March 17, 2009 - Genetic Abnormality May Increase Risk Of Blood Disorders - also here
  9. March 17, 2009 - Lung cancer: Molecular scissors determine therapy effectiveness - also here, here
  10. March 17, 2009 - Chinese food fights breast cancer
  11. March 18, 2009 - Study shows benefit of finding second tumor early
  12. March 18, 2009 - Conflicting studies fail to quell prostate debate
  13. March 18, 2009 - Kidney Cancer: New Clinical Guidelines For 2009
  14. March 18, 2009 - Fishing For Microdeletions That Predispose An Embryo To Develop Cancer Syndromes In Later Life
  15. March 18, 2009 - New tumor markers determine therapy intensity - also here, here
  16. March 18, 2009 - Frankincense oil -- a wise man's remedy for bladder cancer - also here
  17. March 18, 2009 - PSA screening cuts deaths by 20 percent - also here
  18. March 18, 2009 - Prostate screening to be reviewed
  19. March 18, 2009 - Prostate Test Found to Save Few Lives
  20. March 18, 2009 - Studies don't end prostate cancer test controversy
  21. March 19, 2009 - Prostate studies give conflicting results
  22. March 19, 2009 - Roche files Tarceva for first-line lung cancer use
  23. March 19, 2009 - New Therapeutic Approach To Combat Lymphoma
  24. March 19, 2009 - Research shows biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment - also here, here
  25. March 19, 2009 - Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer - also here, here
  26. March 19, 2009 - U.S. trial shows no early mortality benefit from annual prostate cancer screening - also here, here
  27. March 20, 2009 - Acetaldehyde In Alcohol: 'Hangover Chemical' May Be Overlooked Risk Factor For Cancer - also here, here
  28. March 20, 2009 - Vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients - also here, here
  29. March 20, 2009 - Monoclonal antibodies primed to become potent immune weapons against cancer - also here
  30. March 21, 2009 - Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer: New Therapeutic Approaches - also here
  31. March 21, 2009 - Early Detection Of Second Breast Cancers Halves Women's Risk Of Death - also here
  32. March 22, 2009 - Racial Disparities In Cancer Mortality Rates Between Blacks And Whites Quantified - also here
  33. March 22, 2009 - Selected Men With Low-risk Prostate Cancer Have Good Clinical Outcomes Without Immediate Treatment - also here, here
  34. March 23, 2009 - Cancer drug 'fuels tumour growth'
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - Brain scans spot changes linked to Alzheimer's
  2. March 16, 2009 - New test can detect early Alzheimer's: study
  3. March 17, 2009 - New Test Predicts Whether Mild Cognitive Impairment Will Convert To Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
  4. March 17, 2009 - Shrinking In Hippocampus Area Of Brain Precedes Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  5. March 17, 2009 - More evidence links diabetes to Alzheimer's risk
  6. March 18, 2009 - Mechanism of Alzheimer's suggests combination therapy needed - also here, here
  7. March 19, 2009 - Link between epilepsy and Alzheimer's uncovered
  8. March 19, 2009 - Protein 'behind Alzheimer's fits'
  9. March 20, 2009 - Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Announces Completion Of Genome-wide Analysis - also here
  10. March 20, 2009 - Progress Toward An Alzheimer's Drug That Saves Brain Cells - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA markers of organ rejection

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - MicroRNAs provide telltale signature of organ rejection
Background


Onset of cognitive decline

References:
  1. March 16, 2009 - 'Brain decline' begins at age 27
  2. March 20, 2009 - Cognitive Decline Begins In Late 20s, Study Suggests - also here, here
  3. April 2, 2009 - Age-related mental decline starts in the late-20s
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Stem Cells Crucial To Diabetes Cure In Mice - also here
  2. March 19, 2009 - Protein is Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation - also here, here
  3. March 19, 2009 - Epigenetic mark guides stem cells toward their destiny - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - UV Light Cuts Spread Of Tuberculosis - also here
  2. March 17, 2009 - UV light 'could curb TB spread'
  3. March 19, 2009 - Experimental TB compound might make effective drug - also here
  4. March 19, 2009 - TB Vaccine Developed, Clinical Trial Starting - also here
  5. March 19, 2009 - Researchers develop new TB test that will dramatically cut diagnosis time - also here
  6. March 20, 2009 - Researchers create quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Master Molecular Switch May Prevent The Spread Of Cancer Cells To Distant Sites In The Body - also here, here
  2. March 17, 2009 - Researchers Identify New Protein Important in Breast Cancer Gene's Role in DNA Repair - also here
  3. March 18, 2009 - Cancer: Another step towards medication - also here, here
  4. March 18, 2009 - Study finds biological clue in brain tumour development - also here
  5. March 19, 2009 - Lab-on-a-Chip Homes in on How Cancer Cells Break Free - also here, here
  6. March 19, 2009 - Research yields potential target for cancer, wound healing and fibrosis - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Levels of hydrogen sulfide shown to be lower in patients with diabetes - also here
  2. March 18, 2009 - Ethnic Background Matters for Type 2 Diabetes
  3. March 20, 2009 - Type 2 diabetes risk differs by ethnic group
  4. March 20, 2009 - Scientists Closer To Understanding How To Control High Blood Sugar - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Scientists 'watch' as individual alpha-synuclein proteins change shape - also here, here
  2. March 18, 2009 - Older drug seen better for Parkinson's depression
  3. March 19, 2009 - Spinal cord device helped mice with Parkinson's
  4. March 19, 2009 - How deep brain stimulation works for Parkinson's
  5. March 19, 2009 - Indirect brain treatment may relieve Parkinson's symptoms
  6. March 19, 2009 - Parkinson's-linked Mutation Makes Neurons Vulnerable To Calcium-induced Death
  7. March 19, 2009 - Scientists have flash of light over Parkinson's treatment
  8. March 19, 2009 - Attempting to zap Parkinson's through spinal cord
  9. March 19, 2009 - New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals - also here
  10. March 20, 2009 - Spinal cord device helps Parkinson's
  11. March 21, 2009 - New Insights Into Parkinson's Disease And Possible Treatments - also here
  12. March 21, 2009 - Novel Spinal Cord Stimulator Sparks Hope For Parkinson's Disease Treatment - also here
Background


Obesity and longevity

References:
  1. March 17, 2009 - Obesity danger 'rivals smoking'
  2. March 17, 2009 - Study: Being obese can take years off your life
  3. March 18, 2009 - Mild obesity takes years off your life
  4. March 20, 2009 - Moderate Obesity Takes Years Off Life Expectancy
Background, Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Engineering Flu Vaccines: New Method Could Improve Vaccines For Both Seasonal Flu And Bird Flu - also here, here
Background, Background, Background


Weight-loss diets

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Moderate-protein diet may beat high-carb diet
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Waking Up Dormant HIV - also here, here
  2. March 20, 2009 - Genomic fossils in lemurs shed light on origin and evolution of HIV and other primate lentiviruses - also here
  3. March 21, 2009 - New Technology Opens Gateway To Studying HIV-specific Neutralizing Antibodies - also here, here
  4. March 21, 2009 - Combination Therapy Restores T Cell Numbers In HIV-infected Individuals
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA, p53, and cancer

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - MicroRNA undermines tumor suppression - also here
  2. March 18, 2009 - Regulatory molecule for tumor formation or suppression identified - also here, here
Background, Background


Oral vaccine using probiotics

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - New Generation Oral Vaccine Uses Dairy Probiotics To Protect Against Disease - also here, here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. March 18, 2009 - Study identifies human genes required for hepatitis C viral replication - also here
  2. March 20, 2009 - Two-day Results Predict Ultimate Response To Therapy In Chronic Hepatitis C - also here, here
Background


Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - When intestinal bacteria go surfing - also here, here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - 'Buckyballs' to treat multiple sclerosis
  2. March 20, 2009 - Nanoscopic Probes Can Track Down And Attack Cancer Cells - also here, here
  3. March 22, 2009 - Hollow gold nanospheres show promise for biomedical and other applications - also here, here
  4. March 23, 2009 - Special gold nanoparticles show promise for 'cooking' cancer cells
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 19, 2009 - Vietnamese boy, 3, dies from bird flu: doctor
Background


Inflammation and cancer

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Heart disease marker raises cancer risk, too: study
Background, Background


Diet, exercise, and abdominal fat

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Healthy diet, exercise ward off deep belly fat
Background


Influenza and bacterial pneumonia

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Influenza And Bacterial Pneumonia Make For Harmful Super-infection - also here, here
Background


Tissue engineering of nerves

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Lab-grown Nerves Promote Nerve Regeneration After Injury - also here
Background


Cholesterol

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - New Human Genetic Link To High Levels Of 'Good' Cholesterol
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - No Hiding Place For Infecting Bacteria - also here, here
Background


Motor proteins for drug delivery

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - Motor proteins may be vehicles for drug delivery - also here, here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 20, 2009 - New findings highlight the role of endothelial cell activation in children with cerebral malaria - also here
Background


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