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Volume 8, Number 16
April 20, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Nanotechnology
Cepheid variables
Graphene
Superconductivity
Earthquakes
Supernovae
Polarization of laser light
Coronal mass ejections
Black holes
Nanoscale electronics
Optoelectronics
Global warming
Water on Mars
Carbon nanotubes
Neutron stars
Space-based solar power
Rapid sea level rise
Spintronics
Quantum communication
Quantum computing
Hydrogen storage
Atmospheric oxygenation
Collision of galaxy clusters
Kepler telescope
Fuel cells
Ferroelectric electronics
Dark matter
Ocean low-oxygen zones
X-ray synchrotron
Silicon-based optical integrated circuits
Brown dwarfs

Life sciences

Climbing ability of hominins
Epigenetics
DNA repair
SIRT1 and c-Myc
Proteomics
Coronaviruses
Signaling pathways in aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
CO2 uptake by marine plankton
DNA sequencing
Neanderthals
Bioinformatics
Extremophiles
X chromosome evolution
Cell reprogramming
Hypoxic response
Conservation of gene expression
Temperature and lifespan in C. elegans
Salmonella infection
Bacteriophages and E. coli virulence
Sexual selection
Home floresiensis
Tetrapods
LDL cholesterol control
Flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase
Gene transcription networks

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Canine cognition
Use of quantum principles in cognitive modeling
Dopamine neurons and learning
Dopamine and placebo response
Face recognition
Autism
Asperger syndrome
Brain networks and neurodegenerative disease
Sensory signal processing
Hippocampal memory and action
Disruption of circadian rhythm
Neural regulation of metabolism in C. elegans
Mirror neurons
Unconscious thought
Infant sleep and language learning
Embryonic synapse development

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Diabetes
AIDS
Cancer biology
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Cardiovascular benefits of Mediterranean diet
Obesity
Insulin and fat storage
Enterotoxigenic E. coli vaccine
Avian flu
Disease association network
Nanobiotechnology
Dementia
Gene therapy
Autoimmune diseases
Genomewide association studies and disease
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotics
Brown fat and metabolism
Prions
Metabolic syndrome
Antioxidants
Malaria



Physical sciences and technology


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Fomalhaut's Disk and Fomalhaut's Spin
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - DNA 'tricked' to act as nano-building blocks
  2. April 13, 2009 - New Security And Medical Sensor Devices Made Possible By Fundamental Physics Development In Metallic Nanostructures
  3. April 14, 2009 - Next generation nanofilms created - also here
  4. April 16, 2009 - Novel technique shrinks size of nanotechnology circuitry - also here
  5. April 16, 2009 - 'Motorized' DNA opens door to autonomous molecular experiments
Background


Cepheid variables

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Scientist to 'refine' size of Universe with Kepler
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - New DNA sensors could identify cancer using graphene - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Researchers Explore Magnetic Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Earthquake waves: How do they spread? - also here
  2. April 13, 2009 - Earthquakes' Many Mysteries Stymie Efforts to Predict Them
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Youthful Supernovae Explained?
  2. April 14, 2009 - Thieving dwarves cause supernovae
Background


Polarization of laser light

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization - also here
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Solar 'double vision' aids space weather warnings
  2. April 14, 2009 - Solar Storm's Anatomy Probed in 3-D
  3. April 14, 2009 - The Surprising Shape of Solar Storms - also here
  4. April 14, 2009 - First 3-D Pictures of Solar Explosions Created
  5. April 28, 2009 - STEREO Reveals the Anatomy of a Solar Storm in 3D
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Hubble Witnesses Spectacular Flaring in Gas Jet from M87's Black Hole - also here, here
  2. April 16, 2009 - Hubble Witnesses Spectacular Flaring in Gas Jet from M87's Black Hole
  3. April 14, 2009 - Black Hole Creates Spectacular Light Show
  4. April 15, 2009 - Black hole jet brightens mysteriously
  5. April 20, 2009 - Black hole spews out impressive light show
Background


Nanoscale electronics

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Scientists develop world's smallest diamond transistor
Background, Background


Optoelectronics

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Life Expectancy on the Rise -- Even for Quantum States
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would save Arctic ice, reduce sea level rise - also here
  2. April 14, 2009 - Study: Cuts in greenhouse gas could lessen warming
  3. April 14, 2009 - Even Deep Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Not Stop Global Warming
  4. April 16, 2009 - Climate change could worsen African "megadroughts"
  5. April 16, 2009 - Megadroughts in sub-Saharan Africa normal for the region - also here
  6. April 16, 2009 - West Africa faces 'megadroughts'
  7. April 16, 2009 - Africa trapped in mega-drought cycle
  8. April 16, 2009 - Dying trees may exacerbate climate change
  9. April 16, 2009 - Study Finds Pattern of Severe Droughts in Africa
  10. April 17, 2009 - Forests could flip from sink to source of CO2: study
  11. April 18, 2009 - Key role of forests 'may be lost'
  12. April 21, 2009 - Damage To Forests From Climate Change Could Cost The Planet Its Major Keeper Of Greenhouse Gases, Study Warns
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Mars Sprinkled with Salty Mysteries
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Graphene made easy
  2. April 15, 2009 - Nanotubes cut to ribbons
  3. April 15, 2009 - Researchers unzip the future - also here
  4. April 15, 2009 - Nanotubes unzip to offer computing route beyond silicon
  5. April 15, 2009 - Unzipping Graphene's Potential
  6. April 16, 2009 - Nanoribbons From Sliced Open Nanotubes: New, Faster, More Accurate Method
  7. April 17, 2009 - Pinpointing catalytic reactions on carbon nanotubes
  8. April 17, 2009 - Carbon nanotubes produce smooth nanoribbons
  9. April 20, 2009 - Unzipping Carbon Nanotubes Can Make Graphene Ribbons
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Star crust is 10 billion times stronger than steel
  2. May 6, 2009 - Star crust 10 billion times stronger than steel, physicists find - also here
  3. May 8, 2009 - Neutron Stars: Billions of Times Stronger Than Steel
  4. May 13, 2009 - Star Crust Is Ten Billion Times Stronger Than Steel
  5. May 18, 2009 - Neutron Star Crust Is Stronger than Steel
Background


Space-based solar power

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Space-Based Solar Power Coming to California in 2016
Background


Rapid sea level rise

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Catastrophic sea levels 'distinct possibility' this century: study
  2. April 15, 2009 - Coral Fossils Suggest That Sea Level Can Rise Rapidly
  3. April 15, 2009 - Ancient Corals May Provide Record of Rapid Sea Level Rise
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Physicists put a new spin on electrons - also here
  2. April 15, 2009 - Bouncing spins flip direction
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Scientists to study diamond-based quantum information processing, communication
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Ions keep their cool at crossroads
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Potassium leads to better hydrogen-storage materials - also here
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - How Early Was Oxygen's Rise?
  2. April 16, 2009 - Origins of sulfur in rocks tells early oxygen story - also here
Background


Collision of galaxy clusters

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Astronomers find most crowded collision of galaxy clusters - also here
  2. May 4, 2009 - Dark matter 'highway' funnels gas into galactic pileup
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Kepler Captures First Views of Planet-Hunting Territory - also here
  2. April 16, 2009 - Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Beams Home First Images
  3. April 16, 2009 - Planet-hunting spacecraft's first images released
  4. April 17, 2009 - Kepler gets first glimpse of its planetary hunting ground
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Iron rivals platinum as fuel-cell catalyst
Background


Ferroelectric electronics

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Putting the squeeze on an old material could lead to 'instant on' electronic memory - also here
  2. May 6, 2009 - Putting the Squeeze on a Crystal Leads to Novel Electronics - also here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - The Mother of All Pileups
Background


Ocean low-oxygen zones

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Increasing carbon dioxide and decreasing oxygen make it harder for deep-sea animals to 'breathe' - also here
Background, Background


X-ray synchrotron

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - World's brightest synchrotron powers up
Background


Silicon-based optical integrated circuits

References:
  1. April 18, 2009 - Important Breakthrough Towards Silicon-based All-optical Integrated Circuits
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. April 19, 2009 - 'Failed stars' may be common in our galaxy
Background



Life sciences


Climbing ability of hominins

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Our Ancestors Were No Swingers
  2. April 15, 2009 - Anthropologist Says Tree Climbing Abilities of Early Hominins Decreased Rapidly in Evolutionary Process
Background


Epigenetics

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Poor nutrition in the womb causes permanent genetic changes in the offspring - also here
  2. April 13, 2009 - Epigenetics: DNA Isn't Everything
  3. April 16, 2009 - New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics - also here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Mimicry at the molecular level protects genome integrity - also here
Background


SIRT1 and c-Myc

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - SIRT1 takes down tumors - also here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Cloud Computing Brings Cost Of Protein Research Down To Earth
  2. April 14, 2009 - Scientists hope to unlock mysteries of proteins
Background


Coronaviruses

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - New insights into how SARS pathogen infects host
Background


Signaling pathways in aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Researchers study signaling networks that set up genetic code - also here
Background


CO2 uptake by marine plankton

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - When Oceans Get Warmer, Carbon Dioxide Uptake By Marine Plankton May Be Reduced
Background, Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Researchers create novel nanotechnique to sequence human genome - also here
Background, Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Study confirms 3 Neanderthal sub-groups - also here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Database Provides A Key To Unlock The Causes Of Illnesses
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Glacier "Bleeds" Proof of Million-Year-Old Life-Forms
  2. April 16, 2009 - Icebound microbes breathe iron
  3. April 16, 2009 - Life thrives beneath Antarctic glacier
  4. April 16, 2009 - Ancient Ecosystem Discovered Beneath Antarctic Glacier
  5. April 16, 2009 - Polar 'bugs' may explain how life survived snowball Earth
  6. April 16, 2009 - 1.5-million-year-old Antarctic Microbe Community Discovered
  7. April 16, 2009 - Bacteria found thriving beneath Antarctic glacier
  8. April 16, 2009 - Antarctic ecosystem holds unusual microbes
  9. April 17, 2009 - Newly Discovered Iron-breathing Species Have Lived In Cold Isolation For Millions Of Years - also here
  10. April 17, 2009 - Microbes thrive on iron under the ice
Background, Background


X chromosome evolution

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - The story of X -- evolution of a sex chromosome - also here
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Scientists use RNA to reprogram one cell type into another - also here
Background


Hypoxic response

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Survival mode that protects cells when oxygen is low also slows aging - also here
Background, Background


Conservation of gene expression

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Conserved gene expression reveals our 'inner fish' - also here
Background, Background


Temperature and lifespan in C. elegans

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Worms control lifespan at high temperatures - also here
Background


Salmonella infection

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Researchers uncover secrets of salmonella's stealth attack - also here
Background


Bacteriophages and E. coli virulence

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Viruses can turn harmless E. coli dangerous - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Researchers tie crest size to seabirds' suitability as a mate
Background


Home floresiensis

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Did Humans Learn From Hobbits?
Background


Tetrapods

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Fossils suggest earlier land-water transition of tetrapod - also here
Background


LDL cholesterol control

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Researchers pinpoint where 'bad' cholesterol levels are controlled - also here
Background


Flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - New Chemical Reaction For DNA Production In Bacteria And Viruses Discovered
Background


Gene transcription networks

References:
  1. April 19, 2009 - Cancer brake 'could halt disease'
  2. April 19, 2009 - FANTOM studies networks in cells
  3. April 20, 2009 - Study offers clues on immune response
  4. April 20, 2009 - How cells change gears - also here
  5. April 21, 2009 - Genes Know How to Network
  6. April 24, 2009 - Gene network study sheds light on leukaemia
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Rapid-fire media may confuse your moral compass - also here
  2. April 13, 2009 - Personality decided at birth, say scientists
Background, Background


Canine cognition

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - For hints on humans, scientists study dogs' thinking
Background


Use of quantum principles in cognitive modeling

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking
Background


Dopamine neurons and learning

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Phasic Firing Of Dopamine Neurons Is Key To Brain's Prediction Of Rewards
  2. April 14, 2009 - How The Brain Processes Important Information
Background, Background


Dopamine and placebo response

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Thrill-seekers could explain placebo mystery
Background, Background


Face recognition

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Natural 'Barcodes' Help Us Recognize Faces
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Savant skills may be widespread in people with autism
  2. April 16, 2009 - Autism and extraordinary ability
  3. April 17, 2009 - Maternal immune response to fetal brain during pregnancy a key factor in some autism - also here
Background


Asperger syndrome

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Asperger syndrome linked to cortisol response
Background


Brain networks and neurodegenerative disease

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Brain maps define diseases
  2. April 15, 2009 - Neurodegeneration study reveals targets of destruction - also here
Background, Background


Sensory signal processing

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Brain mechanisms for behavioral flexibility - also here
Background


Hippocampal memory and action

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - How the brain translates memory into action - also here
Background


Disruption of circadian rhythm

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Jet lag disturbs sleep by upsetting internal clocks in 2 neural centers - also here
Background


Neural regulation of metabolism in C. elegans

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Researchers Unravel Neuronal Circuitry Keeping Metabolism And Fat Storage In Check
Background, Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Mirror neurons reflect personal space
Background


Unconscious thought

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Conscious and unconscious thought
Background


Infant sleep and language learning

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Naps may help infants form abstract memories
Background, Background, Background


Embryonic synapse development

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Fishy fight-or-flight response may hold answers to human nerve damage
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Depression raises heart failure risks: study
  2. April 13, 2009 - Depression after heart disease ups risk of heart failure - also here
  3. April 14, 2009 - Depression in heart patients ups heart failure risk
  4. April 14, 2009 - Asymptomatic diabetics don't need cardiac screening
  5. April 14, 2009 - Screening does not lower heart risks for diabetics
  6. April 14, 2009 - Heart screening unnecessary in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms - also here
  7. April 14, 2009 - New tool calculates risk of bleeding in heart attack patients - also here
  8. April 15, 2009 - Statins cut stroke risk by a fifth, study finds
  9. April 15, 2009 - Scientists uncover genetic risks for stroke
  10. April 15, 2009 - Scientists discover genetic variant tied to increased stroke risk - also here
  11. April 15, 2009 - Atrial Fibrillation: MRI-based Method Holds Promise For Predicting Treatment Outcomes
  12. April 16, 2009 - Big men more susceptible to abnormal heart rhythm
  13. April 16, 2009 - How life-threatening blood clots take hold - also here
  14. April 17, 2009 - "Silent" heart attacks more common than thought
  15. April 17, 2009 - Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics - also here
  16. April 20, 2009 - 'Silent' heart attacks quite common: study
  17. April 21, 2009 - New imaging technology reveals prevalence of 'silent' heart attacks - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Where you live may affect cancer survival
  2. April 13, 2009 - Colorectal cancer risk appears unaffected by coffee
  3. April 13, 2009 - Therapeutic effect of imatinib improved with addition of chloroquine - also here
  4. April 13, 2009 - Study of neighborhoods points to modifiable factors, not race, in cancer disparities - also here
  5. April 13, 2009 - Drug Shows Activity In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
  6. April 13, 2009 - Alcohol flush 'shows cancer risk'
  7. April 14, 2009 - New imaging tool could improve cancer diagnosis
  8. April 14, 2009 - Reversing effects of altered enzyme may fight brain tumor growth
  9. April 14, 2009 - Using PET/CT imaging, researchers can tell after a single treatment if chemotherapy is working - also here
  10. April 14, 2009 - Experimental insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibitor reduced pancreatic cancer growth - also here
  11. April 14, 2009 - Researchers Increase Efficiency Of Photocatalysts Used In Cancer Treatments
  12. April 14, 2009 - Company says prostate cancer vaccine shows promise
  13. April 15, 2009 - Alcohol type linked to Barrett's esophagus risk
  14. April 15, 2009 - Lifetime exercise may cut breast cancer death risk
  15. April 15, 2009 - Researchers identify specific lung cancer susceptibility gene - also here
  16. April 15, 2009 - Veterinary oncologists advance cancer drugs for humans and pets - also here
  17. April 15, 2009 - New minimally invasive surgery option for patients with stomach cancer - also here
  18. April 15, 2009 - Biodegradable gel being studied as a treatment for esophageal cancer - also here
  19. April 15, 2009 - Compendium Of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Established As Strategic Approach To Early-detection
  20. April 15, 2009 - Smokers may boost cancer chances by eating fruit
  21. April 16, 2009 - Coffee, tea tied to lower uterine cancer risk
  22. April 16, 2009 - New test may predict breast cancer metastasis
  23. April 16, 2009 - Pioneering study may open door to first targeted treatment for common childhood brain tumour
  24. April 17, 2009 - Scientists invent first technique for producing promising anti-leukemia agent - also here
  25. April 17, 2009 - Diagnosing skin cancer without a biopsy
  26. April 17, 2009 - Researchers find possible way to block the spread of deadly brain tumors - also here
  27. April 17, 2009 - Colorectal cancer risks quantified - also here
  28. April 17, 2009 - Hope for child cancer treatment
  29. April 18, 2009 - Pancreatic cancer therapy 'hope'
  30. April 19, 2009 - Cancer "culprits" in tobacco smoke revealed
  31. April 19, 2009 - Gene discovery sheds light on childhood cancer
  32. April 19, 2009 - An herbal extract inhibits the development of pancreatic cancer - also here
  33. April 19, 2009 - New imaging analysis predicts brain tumor survival
  34. April 19, 2009 - New biomarker may predict leukemia aggressiveness - also here
  35. April 19, 2009 - Brain metastases hijack neuron-supporting cells to resist chemotherapy - also here
  36. April 19, 2009 - Addition of dasatinib to standard chemo cocktail may enhance effect in certain ovarian cancers
  37. April 19, 2009 - Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor active in human pancreatic cancers - also here
  38. April 19, 2009 - Genetic variations in miRNA processing pathway and binding sites help predict ovarian cancer risk
  39. April 19, 2009 - Experimental Agents May Prevent Radiation-induced Leukemia
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Fibrate drug may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
  2. April 14, 2009 - Transplants help Type 1 diabetics skip insulin
  3. April 14, 2009 - Use of pancreatic islets show promise in diabetes research, treatments - also here
  4. April 16, 2009 - Device Protects Transplanted Pancreatic Cells From The Immune System
  5. April 17, 2009 - Fitter diabetic men live longer
  6. April 19, 2009 - Diabetes? Some beat it, but are they cured?
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - HIV pays a price for invisibility
  2. April 14, 2009 - Treating HIV earlier to decrease the risk of death
  3. April 15, 2009 - HIV may be increasing in virulence
  4. April 15, 2009 - HIV dearms protective protein in cells - also here
  5. April 16, 2009 - HIV Handicaps Itself To Escape Immune System Pressure
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down - also here
  2. April 13, 2009 - When cancer cells can't let go - also here
  3. April 14, 2009 - For Cancer Cells, Genetics Alone Is Poor Indicator For Drug Response
  4. April 16, 2009 - New therapeutic target for melanoma identified - also here
  5. April 17, 2009 - Autopsy study links prostate cancer to single rogue cell - also here
  6. April 19, 2009 - Large study documents how p53 mutations link to high-grade breast cancer, poor outcomes - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Alzheimer's disease: A new small molecule approach to treatment - also here
  2. April 13, 2009 - Drug offers hope on Alzheimer's
  3. April 13, 2009 - Local companies delve deep into cell origami
  4. April 14, 2009 - UK drug shows early promise against Alzheimer's
  5. April 14, 2009 - Low blood sugar a dementia risk for diabetics
  6. April 14, 2009 - Hypoglycemia linked to dementia
  7. April 14, 2009 - Severe hypoglycemia linked with higher risk of dementia for older adults with diabetes - also here
  8. April 14, 2009 - Alzheimer cell death in Zebrafish: Demise of neurons observed live for the first time - also here
  9. April 14, 2009 - Type 2 diabetics more susceptible to dementia
  10. April 15, 2009 - Alzheimer's Findings Resolve Dispute Over How Disease Kills Brain Cells - also here
  11. April 16, 2009 - Statins Do Not Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Review Finds
  12. April 20, 2009 - Statin drugs do not prevent dementia
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Creating ideal neural cells for clinical use - also here
  2. April 14, 2009 - Stem cell transplantation helps patients with diabetes become insulin free - also here
  3. April 14, 2009 - Stem cells free diabetics from insulin treatment
  4. April 14, 2009 - Study: Stem Cells May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes
  5. April 15, 2009 - Horse stem-cell technique to be tested in people
  6. April 15, 2009 - Researchers use stroke patient's own stem cells in trial for first time - also here
  7. April 15, 2009 - A new method for bone-marrow-derived liver stem cells isolation and proliferation - also here
  8. April 15, 2009 - Stem Cells Jumpstart Bone's Healing Process
  9. April 15, 2009 - Stem cells 'can treat diabetes'
  10. April 16, 2009 - New study yields clue to how stem cells form - also here
  11. April 16, 2009 - Researchers succeed in multiplying blood cells in the lab - also here
Background


Cardiovascular benefits of Mediterranean diet

References:
  1. April 13, 2009 - Study gathers best science on heart-healthy foods
  2. April 14, 2009 - Mediterranean diet is healthy for your heart: study
  3. April 18, 2009 - Review Identifies Dietary Factors Associated With Heart Disease Risk
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Cut out soda to fight childhood obesity
Background


Insulin and fat storage

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity - also here
Background, Background


Enterotoxigenic E. coli vaccine

References:
  1. April 14, 2009 - Researchers develop E. coli vaccine - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Experts identify compound that may fight bird flu
  2. April 15, 2009 - Egyptian woman contracts bird flu: agency
  3. April 19, 2009 - Bird flu found in Tibet: state media
Background


Disease association network

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Researchers Build World's Largest Disease Association Network
Background, Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Scientists harness nanoparticles to track cancer-cell changes - also here
  2. April 16, 2009 - Scorpion venom with nanoparticles slows spread of brain cancer - also here
  3. April 16, 2009 - Scientists synthesize gold to shed light on cells' inner workings - also here
  4. April 17, 2009 - New Nano-Beads Laced With Venom Slow Cancer Spread
  5. April 17, 2009 - Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Researchers use eye tracking to detect mild dementia in humans - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy shows promise beyond safety - also here
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Alternative therapy for lupus nephritis - also here
  2. April 16, 2009 - Low Levels Of Vitamin D In Patients With Autoimmune Disease May Be Result, Not Cause, Of The Disease
  3. April 17, 2009 - The pill may trigger lupus in some women
  4. April 17, 2009 - Genetic Risk Factors Play Role In Autoantibody-negative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Background


Genomewide association studies and disease

References:
  1. April 15, 2009 - Genes Show Limited Value in Predicting Diseases
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Shedding some light on Parkinson's treatment
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - DNA biosynthesis discovery could lead to better antibiotics
  2. April 17, 2009 - Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics - also here
Background


Brown fat and metabolism

References:
  1. April 16, 2009 - Cold and brown fat raise the prospect of a new method of treating obesity - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. April 17, 2009 - Study points to disruption of copper regulation as key to prion diseases - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 19, 2009 - Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight
Background, Background, Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. April 19, 2009 - New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 18, 2009 - Discovery Of Variations In Resistance To Sulfadoxine Across Africa
Background


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