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Volume 8, Number 13
March 30, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Quantum computing
Graphene
Higher-density magnetic digital storage
Superconductivity
DNA sequencing
Carbon nanotubes
Water on Mars
Extrasolar planets
Photovoltaics
Nanoscale friction
Free will theorem
Atmospheric oxygenation
Hydrogen storage
Superfluidity
Nanotechnology
Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies
Black holes
Dark matter
Binary pulsar test of relativity
Methane on Mars
CP symmetry violation
Ocean acidification
Astrochemistry
Water on Titan

Life sciences

Herpes simplex virus
Cellular lipid storage
Immune system cells and the blood-brain barrier
Artificial genetics
Bacterial protection from acid
DNA shape
Human cytomegalovirus and telomerase
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Biofilms
Acetylation and yeast lifespan
Human copy number variations
Master regulator gene for skin development
Evolutionary development of gills and appendages
Salmonella
Cloning
Gene exchange in Wolbachia
DNA duplication and adaptability
Artificial proteins
Bacterial transcriptomes
DNA repair
Bacterial chromosomes
Spliceosome structure
PPAR-β/δ and wound healing
Proteomics

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
The brain's default network
Understanding of speech
Fear and conformity
Cross-modal plasticity
Compensatory mechanisms for retention of language skills
Visual attention
Cognitive flexibility
Depression and brain structure change
Memory erasure
Trial and error learning
Intelligence and cortical thickness
Astrocytes
Visual learning and attention
Nicotine and acetylcholine receptors
Modeling team cooperation in animal groups
Autism

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Weight loss
Avian flu
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
Health risks of red meat
Diabetes
Cancer biology
Antibiotics
Nanobiotechnology
AIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids and cancer
Caspase 8, diabetes, and eczema
Autoimmune disease
Antibody therapies
Alzheimer's disease
Obesity and brain metabolism of fructose
Effects of insomnia on leptin, ghrelin, and appetite
Parkinson's disease
Dementia
Oxidative stress, cysteine, and inflammation
Influenza vaccines
Drug delivery
Omega-3 fatty acids
Psoriasis
Asthma



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Pancake ice takes over the Arctic
  2. March 23, 2009 - Scientists: Less ice on Great Lakes during winter
  3. March 25, 2009 - Sydney summers by 2060 could be deadly: scientist
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Quantum entanglement can be too much of a good thing
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Graphene gets ready for the big time
  2. March 24, 2009 - New material could lead to faster chips - also here
  3. March 25, 2009 - Graphene works as a frequency multiplier
  4. March 27, 2009 - Smoothing out graphene ribbon edges
  5. April 3, 2009 - New graphene chips much faster than silicon
Background


Higher-density magnetic digital storage

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - When Frying the Hard Drive Is a Good Thing
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - New Material Could Help Cut Future Energy Losses
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications - also here
  2. March 26, 2009 - Dangled DNA reads genetic code
  3. March 27, 2009 - Nanopore Sequencing Could Slash DNA Analysis Costs
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Nanotubes flex their muscles
  2. March 27, 2009 - Nanotubes Boost Structural Integrity of Composites - also here, here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Briny pools 'may exist on Mars'
  2. March 26, 2009 - Mars domes may be 'mud volcanoes'
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Life-friendly worlds may snap, crackle and pop
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Self-cleaning, low-reflectivity treatment boosts efficiency for photovoltaic cells - also here
Background


Nanoscale friction

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Could nanomachines give friction the slip?
Background


Free will theorem

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Subatomic particles have free will
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Deep-sea Rocks Point To Early Oxygen On Earth - also here, here
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Researchers Create Catalysts for Use in Hydrogen Storage Materials - also here
Background


Superfluidity

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Flatland physics probes mysteries of superfluidity - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Nanotube tech transforms CO2 into fuel
  2. March 26, 2009 - New Family Of Molecules For Self-assembly: The Carboranes - also here, here
Background


Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Controversy over galactic "freak"
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Erratic Black Hole Regulates Itself - also here, here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Possible Fifth Force Would Make Direct Detection of Dark Matter Unlikely
Background


Binary pulsar test of relativity

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Home computers to search for tangoing pulsars
Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Methane-producing mineral discovered on Mars
Background


CP symmetry violation

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter In The Natural World?
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Carbonated Oceans
Background, Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. March 28, 2009 - Does Prebiotic Material Exist In Outer Space? - also here
Background


Water on Titan

References:
  1. March 28, 2009 - Giant ice flows bolster case for volcanoes on Titan
Background



Life sciences


Herpes simplex virus

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Researchers identify key protein that reactivates virus under stress
  2. March 24, 2009 - Scientists Find Cellular Process That Fights Herpes Virus - also here, here
  3. March 25, 2009 - Transcriptional Coactivators Not Useful As Herpes Antiviral Drug Targets - also here
  4. March 27, 2009 - Discovery of protein that reactivates herpes simplex virus helps solve medical mystery - also here
Background


Cellular lipid storage

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Lipid Droplets Lead A Spartin Existence - also here, here
Background


Immune system cells and the blood-brain barrier

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Breaching the blood-brain barrier
Background


Artificial genetics

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Artificial Genetics: New Type Of DNA Has 12 Chemical Letters Instead Of Usual 4 - also here
Background


Bacterial protection from acid

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Plastic protein protects bacteria from stomach acid's unfolding power - also here
Background


DNA shape

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - DNA's shapes could give clues to function
Background


Human cytomegalovirus and telomerase

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Human Cytomegalovirus Stimulates Telomerase Activity In Tissue Culture Cells
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Human Adult Testes Cells Can Become Embryonic-like - also here, here
  2. March 26, 2009 - Scientists find safer way to make human stem cells
  3. March 26, 2009 - Pluripotency via plasmids
  4. March 27, 2009 - Reprogrammed stem cells with no viral baggage
  5. March 27, 2009 - New way to make stem cells avoids risk of cancer - also here
  6. March 29, 2009 - New Way To Make Stem Cells Avoids Risk Of Cancer - also here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Strategy Discovered for Fighting Persistent Bacterial Infections - also here, here
  2. March 25, 2009 - Scientists find new way to battle MRSA - also here, here
Background


Acetylation and yeast lifespan

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Starve a yeast, sweeten its lifespan - also here, here
Background


Human copy number variations

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Genomic variations in African-American and white populations - also here
Background


Master regulator gene for skin development

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - 'Master Regulator' Of Skin Formation Discovered - also here, here
Background


Evolutionary development of gills and appendages

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Evolution Of Fins And Limbs Linked With That Of Gills - also here
Background, Background


Salmonella

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - How Salmonella Survives In Environment - also here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Therapeutic Cloning Gets A Boost With New Research Findings - also here, here
Background


Gene exchange in Wolbachia

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Gene Exchange Common Among Sex-manipulating Bacteria - also here, here
Background


DNA duplication and adaptability

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - DNA Duplication: A Mechanism For 'Survival Of The Fittest' - also here
Background


Artificial proteins

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Proteins By Design: Biochemists Create New Protein From Scratch - also here, here
Background


Bacterial transcriptomes

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - New Technique Used To Profile Anthrax Genome
Background, Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - DNA repair mechanisms relocate in response to stress - also here, here
Background, Background


Bacterial chromosomes

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Evolutionary origin of bacterial chromosomes revealed - also here, here
Background


Spliceosome structure

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Study reveals intermediary steps of genetic encoding for the first time - also here, here
Background


PPAR-β/δ and wound healing

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - Time (and PPAR-beta/delta) Heals All Wounds - also here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - New high-throughput screening technique makes probing puzzling proteins possible
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Brain differences mark those with depression risk
  2. March 24, 2009 - Brain quirk could help explain financial crisis
  3. March 25, 2009 - Desire to amputate healthy limbs shows up in brain scans
  4. March 27, 2009 - How Choosing Changes You
  5. March 27, 2009 - Neuronal Cause Of 'Money Illusion': Inflation Felt To Be Not So Bad As A Wage Cut - also here
  6. March 27, 2009 - Financial Advice Causes 'Off-loading' In The Brain - also here
  7. March 27, 2009 - Brain Activity Associated With Phantom Limbs, Study Shows - also here
  8. March 28, 2009 - Visual Learners Convert Words To Pictures In The Brain And Vice Versa, Says Psychology Study - also here, here
  9. March 28, 2009 - Brain Activity Predicts People's Choices - also here
Background


The brain's default network

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Tired brain defaults differently
  2. March 23, 2009 - How Our Brain Differentiates Between Reality and Fantasy
Background


Understanding of speech

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Shifting sets of brain networks may get activated in order to make sense of what other people say
Background, Background


Fear and conformity

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Fear Or Romance Could Make You Change Your Mind, Study Finds - also here
Background, Background


Cross-modal plasticity

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Auditory Regions Of Brain Convert To Sense Of Touch, Hearing Loss Study Finds - also here, here
Background


Compensatory mechanisms for retention of language skills

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - The Brain Maintains Language Skills In Spite Of Alcohol Damage By Drawing From Other Regions
Background


Visual attention

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Visual attention: How the brain makes the most of the visible world
Background


Cognitive flexibility

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Activity of individual brain cells predicts cognitive flexibility - also here
Background


Depression and brain structure change

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Study links cortex to depression
  2. March 26, 2009 - Early Brain Marker For Familial Form Of Depression: Structural Changes In Brain's Cortex - also here, here
Background


Memory erasure

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - A Biochemical Pathway For Blocking Your Worst Fears? - also here
Background


Trial and error learning

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Neuroscientists Identify Physiological Link Between Trial And Error And Learning - also here
Background


Intelligence and cortical thickness

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - When It Comes To Intelligence, Size Matters - also here, here
Background


Astrocytes

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - What Separates Humans From Mice? Bigger, Faster Astrocytes In Brain - also here, here
Background


Visual learning and attention

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Visual learning study challenges common belief on attention - also here, here
Background, Background


Modeling team cooperation in animal groups

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Team Approach Appears To Work Best For Insect Colonies - also here
Background, Background


Nicotine and acetylcholine receptors

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - Insight Into The Way Nicotine Works In The Brain - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - Autism skews developing brain with synchronous motion and sound - also here, here
  2. March 29, 2009 - Cartoons 'could help spot autism'
  3. March 29, 2009 - Autism immerses 2-year-olds in a synchronized world
  4. March 31, 2009 - Mechanism For Social Development Found To Be Absent In Autistic Children - also here
  5. March 31, 2009 - Autistic toddlers live in a synchronised world
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Cancer drug 'fuels tumour growth'
  2. March 23, 2009 - Red-faced Asian drinkers at esophageal cancer risk
  3. March 23, 2009 - Germany: Colonoscopy Prevents 15,000 Cancer Cases - also here
  4. March 23, 2009 - Genetic Mechanism In Mole Rats Can Be Targeted In Cancer Research
  5. March 23, 2009 - Aerobically fit women have lower chance of breast cancer, study says
  6. March 23, 2009 - Paradox of cancer drugs gives clue to why some treatments fail
  7. March 24, 2009 - Childhood soy intake may reduce breast cancer risk
  8. March 24, 2009 - Early soy diet may protect against breast cancer
  9. March 24, 2009 - No benefit of radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy
  10. March 24, 2009 - Younger women more apt to have breast cancer recur
  11. March 24, 2009 - Analysis Identifies Possible Prognostic Markers In Melanoma And Need For Better Methodology
  12. March 24, 2009 - Cancer Breakthrough: Tales Of 'Trojan Horse Drug' And 'Miracle Dogs' - also here
  13. March 24, 2009 - Long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents development of liver cancer
  14. March 24, 2009 - New test may predict spread of breast cancer - also here
  15. March 24, 2009 - Study finds new risk factor for melanoma in younger women - also here
  16. March 24, 2009 - Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in New Mexico cervical cancers
  17. March 24, 2009 - New data on cancer survival in Europe show more patients are cured - also here
  18. March 24, 2009 - 3-drug chemotherapy combination increases organ preservation in patients with larynx cancer
  19. March 24, 2009 - Hunting tailored care for advanced prostate cancer
  20. March 25, 2009 - Licorice Compound Offers New Cancer Prevention Strategy - also here, here
  21. March 25, 2009 - Risk of aggressive breast cancer subtype three times higher for black women - also here
  22. March 25, 2009 - How speeding cancer growth offers hope of cure
  23. March 26, 2009 - Very hot tea may cause throat cancer: study - also here
  24. March 26, 2009 - Carotenoid supplements tied to lung cancer risk
  25. March 26, 2009 - New Anti-cancer Drug: 200 Times More Active In Killing Tumor Cells - also here, here
  26. March 26, 2009 - Alcohol-induced Flushing Is Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer From Alcohol Consumption - also here, here
  27. March 26, 2009 - Prostate Cancer: Update On Watchful Waiting Versus Radical Prostatectomy - also here
  28. March 26, 2009 - Genetic Data From 1630s Backs Health Benefits Of Cancer Screening - also here
  29. March 26, 2009 - A new approach to prostate cancer detection
  30. March 26, 2009 - New Discovery Raises Doubts About Use of Certain Targeted Therapies in Bladder Cancer - also here, here
  31. March 26, 2009 - Attack on cancer fine-tuned
  32. March 26, 2009 - Data suggesting that omacetaxine can eradicate leukemic stem cells may offer a breakthrough for CML - also here, here
  33. March 27, 2009 - Cholesterol drug not linked to cancer
  34. March 27, 2009 - Ovarian Cancers Detected Early May Be Less Aggressive, Questioning Effectiveness Of Screening - also here
  35. March 27, 2009 - Eating Soy Early In Life May Reduce Breast Cancer Among Asian Women - also here
  36. March 27, 2009 - Bioengineered Proteins: Trial Confirms New Way To Tackle Cancer - also here
  37. March 27, 2009 - Molecular Fingerprints Point The Way To Earlier Cancer Diagnosis And More Targeted Treatment - also here, here
  38. March 27, 2009 - Steaming hot tea linked to cancer
  39. March 28, 2009 - Drinking Very Hot Tea Can Increase The Risk Of Throat Cancer - also here, here
  40. March 28, 2009 - Morphing liquid could lead to cancer breath test
  41. March 28, 2009 - Tea and cancer? Depends how hot
  42. March 31, 2009 - New Test May Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis - also here
  43. April 2, 2009 - Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases: researchers
  44. April 3, 2009 - Black women at risk of deadly breast cancer type
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Study finds 10 genes that raise sudden death risk
  2. March 23, 2009 - Exercise improves young men's heart regulation
  3. March 23, 2009 - New genes linked to heart failure
  4. March 23, 2009 - 10 common genes cause sudden heart failure
  5. March 23, 2009 - Ten Genes Associated With A Risk Factor For Sudden Cardiac Death Identified - also here
  6. March 23, 2009 - Ten genes identified in connection with sudden cardiac death
  7. March 23, 2009 - Genetic risk factors identified for sudden cardiac death
  8. March 23, 2009 - Proteinuria During Pre-eclampsia: A Poor Predictor Of Complications? - also here
  9. March 23, 2009 - How air pollution can cause heart disease
  10. March 23, 2009 - Researcher investigates link between folic acid and heart health, anemia
  11. March 23, 2009 - Combination of very low LDL and normal systolic blood pressure attenuate coronary artery disease - also here
  12. March 23, 2009 - High triglyceride levels common, often untreated among Americans - also here
  13. March 26, 2009 - Updated Heart Failure Guidelines Focus On Key Research Findings, Clinical Advances
  14. March 26, 2009 - Energy Drinks May Be Harmful To People With Hypertension, Heart Disease - also here, here
  15. March 26, 2009 - Simple finger device may help predict future heart attack - also here
  16. March 26, 2009 - Mending a broken heart: Study offers closer look at 'broken heart syndrome' - also here
  17. March 27, 2009 - Lifelong poverty increases heart disease risks
  18. March 27, 2009 - Cholesterol crystals linked to cardiovascular attacks - also here, here
  19. March 27, 2009 - Doctor finds a way to treat a controversial angina in the heart's tiny arteries
  20. March 27, 2009 - Medics 'can mend a broken heart'
  21. March 28, 2009 - Surgery To Reshape Ventricle In Heart Failure Patients Offers No Added Benefit Over Bypass, Study Shows
  22. March 28, 2009 - Proteins From Garden Pea May Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Kidney Disease - also here
  23. March 28, 2009 - Missing Or Mutated 'Clock' Gene Linked To Vascular Disease - also here, here
  24. March 28, 2009 - Super Bowl loss may cause fans more than heartache
  25. March 29, 2009 - Abbott, Astra drug combo works in cholesterol study
  26. March 29, 2009 - Pregnancy hormone shows promise in heart failure
  27. March 29, 2009 - Low inflammation, cholesterol cuts heart risk: study
  28. March 29, 2009 - Crestor cuts risk of vein clots by 43 pct: study
  29. March 29, 2009 - Abbott stent superior to Boston Sci after 3 years: study
  30. March 29, 2009 - Possible Risk Group For Statin Use - also here, here
  31. March 29, 2009 - Drug-eluting stents found safe, superior to bare metal stents - also here, here
  32. March 29, 2009 - Study: Cholesterol drug lowers blood clot risk
  33. March 31, 2009 - Football loss causes more than heartache
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Fruit extract shows promise as weight-loss aid
  2. March 25, 2009 - Experimental Parkinson's therapy may have robust weight-loss effect - also here, here
  3. March 26, 2009 - Calcium plus vitamin D may help shed body fat
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Egyptian woman contracts bird flu: WHO
  2. March 28, 2009 - Egypt toddler contracts bird flu
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - New Stem Cell Therapy May Lead To Treatment For Deafness - also here
  2. March 23, 2009 - Synthetic blood from embryos bid
  3. March 24, 2009 - Researchers identify growth factor that stimulates adult stem cells
  4. March 25, 2009 - Researchers uncover signaling pathway that regulates movement of blood-forming stem cells - also here
  5. March 25, 2009 - Researchers decipher blood stem cell attachment, communication - also here
  6. March 28, 2009 - Stem Cell Administration Study Demonstrates Improved Quality Of Life For Patients Suffering From Spinal Cord Injury
  7. March 29, 2009 - Stem cells show early promise for treating type 2 diabetes
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Coenzyme rare to bacteria critical to Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival - also here
  2. March 24, 2009 - Let sunshine in to fight tuberculosis, WHO says
  3. March 27, 2009 - Discovery of tuberculosis bacterium enzyme paves way for new TB drugs - also here, here
Background


Health risks of red meat

References:
  1. March 23, 2009 - Steak and hot dogs linked to early death
  2. March 23, 2009 - Study: Lots of red meat increases mortality risk
  3. March 24, 2009 - Red meat raises risk of all kinds of death
  4. March 24, 2009 - Red meat under the spotlight
  5. March 24, 2009 - Eating Red And Processed Meat Associated With Increased Risk Of Death - also here
  6. March 24, 2009 - Death link to too much red meat
  7. March 24, 2009 - Daily Red Meat Raises Chances Of Dying Early
Background, Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Intensive Insulin Therapy Risks - also here
  2. March 27, 2009 - South Asians With Diabetes More Likely To Lose Their Eyesight Earlier Than White Europeans - also here
  3. March 27, 2009 - Difference in fat storage may explain lower rate of liver disease in African-Americans
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - The Notch Gene Accelerates Colon Carcinogenesis
  2. March 24, 2009 - Genetic Changes Outside Nuclear DNA Suspected to Trigger More Than Half of All Cancers - also here, here
  3. March 25, 2009 - New Theoretical Model Of Tumor Growth And Metastasis Based On Differences In Tissue Pressure - also here
  4. March 25, 2009 - Discovery May Result In New Test To Determine Predisposition To Cancer - also here, here
  5. March 26, 2009 - Genetic Link To Blood Cancers Revealed
  6. March 27, 2009 - Mechanism that regulates cancer-causing gene revealed - also here, here
  7. March 29, 2009 - Structure Of Protein That Makes Cancer Cells Resistant To Chemotherapy Identified - also here, here
  8. March 29, 2009 - Researchers discover, manipulate molecular interplay that moves cancer cells - also here, here
  9. March 29, 2009 - Getting down to cancer basics - also here, here
  10. March 29, 2009 - New melanoma tumor suppressor gene uncovered - also here, here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Researchers identify genes for thiostrepton, a powerful drug whose use is now limited - also here, here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - Fresh pot of tea strikes anti-cancer gold
  2. March 25, 2009 - To Fight Drug Addiction, Researchers Target The Brain With Nanoparticles - also here
  3. March 25, 2009 - Two lasers better when attacking cancer - also here
  4. March 26, 2009 - Nanoparticles Deliver Gene Therapy, Killing Tumors
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 24, 2009 - HIV-TB 'double trouble' warning
  2. March 27, 2009 - Alarming New Data Shows TB-HIV Co-infection A Bigger Threat - also here, here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and cancer

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Omega-3s cut risk of advanced prostate cancer
  2. March 25, 2009 - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk Of Advanced Prostate Cancer - also here
Background, Background


Caspase 8, diabetes, and eczema

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Protein Link to Wound Healing Discovered - also here, here
Background, Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Stopping autoimmunity before it strikes - also here
  2. March 26, 2009 - Protein from tick saliva studied for potential myasthenia gravis treatment - also here
Background


Antibody therapies

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Nature-inspired technology creates engineered antibodies to fight specific diseases
  2. March 26, 2009 - Monoclonal Antibodies Primed To Become Potent Immune Weapons Against Cancer
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 25, 2009 - Beneficial Alzheimer's gene can be perilous in pairs
  2. March 27, 2009 - Enzymes link brain injury to Alzheimer's disease
  3. March 27, 2009 - A mechanism of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease discovered - also here, here
Background


Obesity and brain metabolism of fructose

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - Fructose Metabolism By The Brain Increases Food Intake And Obesity, Review Suggests - also here, here
Background


Effects of insomnia on leptin, ghrelin, and appetite

References:
  1. March 26, 2009 - 'Hunger Hormones' Affected By Poor Sleep - also here, here
  2. March 31, 2009 - Insomnia may alter "hunger hormone"
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Imaging Technique May Trace Development Of Parkinson's Disease - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - New Research Highlights Dramatically Reduced Risk Of Developing Dementia - also here
  2. March 28, 2009 - Longer schooling 'cuts dementia'
Background


Oxidative stress, cysteine, and inflammation

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Targeting oxidized cysteine through diet could reduce inflammation and lower disease risk - also here, here
Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Research could lead to more comprehensive flu vaccines
Background, Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - Light pulses could release 'locked' drugs
  2. April 3, 2009 - Light-activated 'Lock' Can Control Blood Clotting, Drug Delivery - also here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. March 27, 2009 - For Migrating Birds, Eating = Exercise
  2. April 3, 2009 - Quails Get Super Fit By Simply Eating Omega-3 Diet
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - Mouse Model Of Human Psoriasis
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. March 29, 2009 - Enzyme and vitamin define the yin and yang of asthma - also here, here
Background


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