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Volume 8, Number 24
June 15, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Revised mass estimate of M87 black hole
Pulsars
Gamma-ray bursts
Superconductivity
Controlled fusion
Long-period cepheids
Hubble parameter measurement
Sea level rise
Galaxy collisions
Compact galaxies
Quantum motor
Astrochemistry
Ultracool subdwarfs
Nanotechnology
Supernovae
Star formation
Shrinking red giant
Star formation at the galactic center
Spectrum of reflected Earthlight
Extrasolar planets
Extrasolar planet habitability
Graphene
Global warming
Chern numbers of algebraic varieties
Brain-computer interface
Distribution of dark matter in galaxies
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Axions and the solar corona
Brown dwarfs
Herschel telescope
Earth's magnetic field

Life sciences

Interspersed repeats in the mammoth genome
Gene deletion
MHC and mate choice
Pili of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Cellular clocks
Physics of DNA transcription
Chimpanzee spatial memory
Genomics
Apomixis
Retinoic acid and embryonic development
Retinoic acid and motor neuron development
Sir2, teleomere stability, and yeast longevity
DNA repair
Bacterial protective channels
MicroRNA and circadian regulation of lipids
Thioester peptide nucleic acids
Antibiotic resistance
Asymmetric cell division in plants
Brown fat
Origins of modern human behavior
Retrotransposons
Cloning
Pyknons
Interleukin-21 and T cell communication
Bioinformatics

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

REM sleep and creative problem solving
Memory quirks
Number sense
Schizophrenia
GABA and insomnia
Brain-imaging studies
Intelligence
Modeling nerve fiber navigation
Autism
Human dual vision system
Sleep and memory

Health and medicine

Diabetes
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
Tuberculosis
Malaria
Alzheimer's disease
Gene therapy
Dementia
Influenza vaccines
Insomnia, depression, and anxiety
Sleep disorders and mortality
Sleep restriction and weight gain
Health risks of excess weight
Effect of influenza virus on immune response to bacteria
Rheumatoid arthritis
Stem cells
Antibiotics
AIDS
Obesity
Cancer biology
Mutator hypotheses of cancer development
Metabolic syndrome
Autoimmune diseases
MicroRNA and cancer
Stem cells and aging
Prions
Parkinson's disease
Weight loss
Nicotine, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease
Health benefits of resveratrol



Physical sciences and technology


Revised mass estimate of M87 black hole

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Galactic black holes may be more massive than thought
  2. June 8, 2009 - A Real Whopper: Black Hole Is Most Massive Known
  3. June 9, 2009 - Most Massive Black Holes Heavier Than Thought
  4. June 9, 2009 - Black Holes Have Been Underestimated
  5. June 9, 2009 - Computer Finds Massive Black Hole in Nearby Galaxy
  6. June 9, 2009 - Giant black holes just got bigger
  7. June 9, 2009 - We Knew Black Holes Were Massive. Now Double That.
  8. June 11, 2009 - Black holes are bigger than we thought
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - New technique improves estimates of pulsar ages - also here
  2. June 9, 2009 - Pinning down a pulsar's age
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Mystery of "Dark" Star Explosions Solved?
  2. June 8, 2009 - Keck Study Sheds New Light on "Dark" Gamma-ray Bursts - also here
  3. June 8, 2009 - Huge Cosmic Explosions Are Dark and Mysterious
  4. June 8, 2009 - Astronomers solve mystery of 'dark' cosmic bursts
  5. June 15, 2009 - Dark gamma-ray bursts hidden by space dust
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Thinnest superconducting metal created - also here
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Nuclear fusion power project to start in slimmed-down version
Background


Long-period cepheids

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Three times farther away in outer space than previously possible -- a new way to measure cosmic distances - also here
  2. June 8, 2009 - New Method Measures Astronomical Distances
Background


Hubble parameter measurement

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Radio telescopes extend astronomy's best 'yardstick' - also here
  2. June 8, 2009 - Astronomers Take Step in Measuring Universe's Expansion
  3. June 10, 2009 - Megamasers to unravel dark energy mystery
Background


Sea level rise

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - East Coast May Feel Rise in Sea Levels the Most
  2. June 12, 2009 - Greenland ice sheet larger contributor to sea-level rise - also here
Background, Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Galactic "Skid Marks" Trace Cosmic Collisions
  2. June 9, 2009 - Research Team Discover New Tidal Debris from Colliding Galaxies - also here
  3. June 9, 2009 - Galactic Collisions Leave Cosmic Skid Marks
Background


Compact galaxies

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Cosmic 'cannonballs' found in early universe
Background


Quantum motor

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - To Fix This Engine, You'll Need a Quantum Mechanic
  2. June 17, 2009 - Proposed quantum motor runs with a kick
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Stellar egg has organic-rich shell
Background


Ultracool subdwarfs

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Ultracool stars take 'wild rides' around, outside the Milky Way - also here
  2. June 11, 2009 - Wild Orbits: Stars Not From Around Here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers - also here
  2. June 14, 2009 - Gluing particles together on the micro- and nano-scale
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Supernova remnant is an unusual suspect - also here
  2. June 11, 2009 - Peculiar, junior-sized supernova discovered by New York teen - also here
  3. June 12, 2009 - New York Teen Finds Wimpiest Supernova
  4. June 17, 2009 - Unusual shape of exploded star puzzles scientists
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Birth of a star predicted - also here
  2. June 9, 2009 - Cosmic Cloud Poised to Birth Massive Star
Background


Shrinking red giant

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Red giant star Betelgeuse mysteriously shrinking - also here, here, here
  2. June 9, 2009 - Popular Giant Star Shrinks Mysteriously
  3. June 10, 2009 - Betelgeuse shrinks
  4. June 10, 2009 - Famous Star Is Shrinking, Puzzling Astronomers
  5. June 10, 2009 - Betelgeuse: The incredible shrinking star?
Background


Star formation at the galactic center

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Baby Stars Discovered in Violent Galactic Core
  2. June 10, 2009 - Baby Stars Finally Found in Jumbled Galactic Center - also here
  3. June 12, 2009 - Baby Stars Found in Galactic Center
Background


Spectrum of reflected Earthlight

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Glimpse of Earth as seen from afar
  2. June 10, 2009 - The search for ET just got easier - also here
  3. June 11, 2009 - Moonshine could light the way to extraterrestrial life
  4. June 12, 2009 - Partial Lunar Eclipse Yields Key Finding
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Radio telescope images reveal planet-forming disk orbiting twin suns - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - First extragalactic exoplanet may have been found
  3. June 11, 2009 - First Proof "Tight" Double Suns Can Have Planets
  4. June 14, 2009 - Hint of planet outside our galaxy
  5. June 16, 2009 - Binary Stars Host Potential Planet-forming Disk
Background


Extrasolar planet habitability

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - New definition could further limit habitable zones around distant suns - also here
  2. June 15, 2009 - Recipe for Life: Water and a Little Lava
Background, Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap - also here
  2. June 11, 2009 - Tuning the gap in graphene
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - A new measure of global warming from carbon emissions - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans
  3. June 11, 2009 - Climate pledges bound to breach key warming target: scientists
  4. June 11, 2009 - Abrupt global warming could shift monsoon patterns, hurt agriculture
Background


Chern numbers of algebraic varieties

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Chern numbers of algebraic varieties - also here, here
Background, Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Brain-computer interface begins new clinical trial
Background


Distribution of dark matter in galaxies

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Size Of A Galaxy Can Be Determined By Its Dark Matter, Physicists And Mathematicians Show
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Using nanoparticles to increase the effiiciency of thin film solar cells
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Computing in the quantum dimension - also here
Background


Axions and the solar corona

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Axions could shed light on solar mysteries
Background, Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. June 13, 2009 - Even brown dwarfs have grey days
Background


Herschel telescope

References:
  1. June 14, 2009 - Herschel telescope 'opens eyes'
  2. June 19, 2009 - Herschel's daring test: A glimpse of things to come - also here
  3. June 19, 2009 - Herschel gives glimpse of power
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. June 14, 2009 - The Earth's magnetic field remains a charged mystery - also here, here
  2. June 14, 2009 - Oceans charge up new theory of magnetism
  3. June 14, 2009 - Earth's magnetic field perturbed by 'electric oceans', claims researcher
  4. June 19, 2009 - Earth's poles may be tugged around by oceans
  5. June 22, 2009 - Shifts in Earth's Magnetic Field Driven by Oceans?
Background



Life sciences


Interspersed repeats in the mammoth genome

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Mobile DNA elements in woolly mammoth genome give new clues to mammalian evolution - also here
Background


Gene deletion

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Enzyme necessary for DNA synthesis can also erase DNA - also here
Background


MHC and mate choice

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Study shows animal mating choices more complex than once thought - also here
Background


Pili of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Researchers identify structure of bacteria responsible for traveler's diarrhea - also here
Background


Cellular clocks

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Research reveals how cells tell time - also here
Background, Background


Physics of DNA transcription

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - The Electric Slide
  2. June 17, 2009 - Double helix is an 'electric slide' for proteins
Background


Chimpanzee spatial memory

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Chimps mentally map fruit trees
Background


Genomics

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Minding the human genome gap
Background


Apomixis

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Sexual gene shuffling suppressed in plants
  2. June 9, 2009 - A Cloning Breakthrough - In Plants
  3. June 9, 2009 - Is this the beginning of the end of plant breeding? - also here
Background


Retinoic acid and embryonic development

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Embryology study offers clues to birth defects - also here
Background


Retinoic acid and motor neuron development

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - 2 signals -- from within and out of cell -- specify motor neuron differentiation - also here
Background, Background


Sir2, teleomere stability, and yeast longevity

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Key target of aging regulator found - also here
Background, Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - New way that cells fix damage to DNA found - also here
Background


Bacterial protective channels

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Breakthrough could lead to new antimicrobial drugs
Background


MicroRNA and circadian regulation of lipids

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - MicroRNAs Grease The Cell's Circadian Clockwork
Background, Background, Background


Thioester peptide nucleic acids

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Scientists Create a Form of Pre-Life
  2. June 11, 2009 - DNA-like Molecule Replicates Without Help
  3. June 12, 2009 - Tantalizing clues to the chemical origins of life
  4. June 12, 2009 - Research team creates simple chemical system that mimics DNA - also here
Background, Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Bacterial 'sex' causes antibiotic resistance - also here
Background


Asymmetric cell division in plants

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Protein that triggers plant cell division - also here
Background


Brown fat

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Adults, especially women, have calorie-burning 'brown fat' - also here
Background


Origins of modern human behavior

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Engraved pigments point to ancient symbolic tradition
Background


Retrotransposons

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Jumping genes discovery 'challenges current assumptions' - also here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - Mice Cloned In Spain
Background


Pyknons

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - 'Junk' DNA Proves To Be Highly Valuable
Background


Interleukin-21 and T cell communication

References:
  1. June 13, 2009 - Chronic Infection Now Clearly Tied to Immune-System Protein
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. June 13, 2009 - New website to help translate genetic data into medical therapies
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


REM sleep and creative problem solving

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Let me sleep on it: Creative problem solving enhanced by REM sleep - also here
  2. June 9, 2009 - Problems are solved by sleeping
Background, Background


Memory quirks

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Why your brain just can't remember that word
Background


Number sense

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Babies understand numbers as abstract concepts
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - An Animal Model for Schizophrenia Identifies a Novel Approach for Treating Cognitive Impairments - also here
  2. June 11, 2009 - Flu During Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Schizophrenia In Certain Offspring
Background


GABA and insomnia

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Study links primary insomnia to a neurochemical abnormality
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Insomnia suffers need increased brain activation to maintain normal daily function
  2. June 10, 2009 - Manipulating the Brain Network Could Improve IQ
  3. June 10, 2009 - Neural mechanism supports survival in an uncertain world - also here
Background


Intelligence

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Speeding up brain networks might boost IQ
Background


Modeling nerve fiber navigation

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Research shows brain cells make clever connections
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Major new study to seek answers on autism
Background


Human dual vision system

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - If the shoe flits, duck: A real-life example of humans' dual vision system - also here
Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Sleep may be important in regulating emotional responses
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Novo diabetes drug tops Byetta in comparison study
  2. June 8, 2009 - Analysts underwhelmed by new Glaxo diabetes drug
  3. June 8, 2009 - Vivus says obesity drug helps diabetics
  4. June 8, 2009 - Roche diabetes drug to start late stage trial
  5. June 8, 2009 - Long and short sleep durations are associated with increased risk for diabetes - also here
  6. June 8, 2009 - Diabetes patients should have regular exercise, weight training
  7. June 8, 2009 - Researchers first to document early signs for diabetes in kids as young as 7 - also here
  8. June 8, 2009 - Diabetes warning signs detected
  9. June 9, 2009 - Analyses raise new questions about diabetes care
  10. June 9, 2009 - Stopping diabetes damage with vitamin C - also here
  11. June 9, 2009 - Key molecular pathway to replicate insulin-producing beta cells identified - also here
  12. June 10, 2009 - Routine Diabetes Screenings Could Cut Health-care Costs
  13. June 10, 2009 - Intensive diabetes treatment helps if done early, experts say
  14. June 11, 2009 - Snoring pregnant women at higher risk for gestational diabetes - also here
  15. June 12, 2009 - Insomnia With Short Sleep Duration Is A Risk Factor For Diabetes
  16. June 14, 2009 - Research Holds Promise For Novel Oral Anti-diabetic Drugs
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Novartis moves cancer drug into new lymphoma study
  2. June 8, 2009 - Novartis' Afinitor cuts lymphoma tumour size
  3. June 8, 2009 - Researchers Shed Light on Esophageal Disease
  4. June 8, 2009 - Scientists uncover a novel mechanism controlling tumor growth in the brain - also here
  5. June 8, 2009 - Radiation Seeds Effective Against Single Metastatic Brain Tumors
  6. June 8, 2009 - Defeating nicotine's double role in lung cancer - also here
  7. June 8, 2009 - Study says colorectal cancer increasing in young adults - also here
  8. June 8, 2009 - How A Drug To Treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Is Degraded
  9. June 8, 2009 - There might be a better way to screen for prostate cancer
  10. June 9, 2009 - Gene explains breast cancer chemotherapy outcomes
  11. June 9, 2009 - A real-time diagnosis for a treatable cancer
  12. June 9, 2009 - Gene activity reveals dynamic stroma microenvironment in prostate cancer - also here
  13. June 9, 2009 - Colon cancer screening technique shows continued promise in new study - also here
  14. June 9, 2009 - Researchers develop new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery - also here
  15. June 9, 2009 - Dose Measurement During Prostate Cancer Treatment
  16. June 9, 2009 - Lack Of Association Between Autoimmune Antibodies And Improved Outcome In Melanoma Patients
  17. June 9, 2009 - Insights Into Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  18. June 10, 2009 - Longer is better for treating prostate cancer
  19. June 10, 2009 - Green tea: Seeking hope in a dose of nature
  20. June 10, 2009 - Donor stem cell transplantation associated with survival benefit for patients with leukemia
  21. June 10, 2009 - Fifty-one genes predict breast cancer survival - also here
  22. June 10, 2009 - Variability in pancreatic cancer care found with newly developed quality indicators
  23. June 10, 2009 - Revised Vienna Classification for diagnosing colorectal epithelial neoplasias
  24. June 10, 2009 - Binge Drinking Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer In Smokers
  25. June 10, 2009 - Way to stop cancers seed in brain
  26. June 11, 2009 - Should you take folic acid? Too much may cause cancer; additional research suggested
  27. June 11, 2009 - Found: 1 in 3 billion
  28. June 11, 2009 - A breakthrough in gastric carcinogenesis
  29. June 11, 2009 - What are the risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer?
  30. June 11, 2009 - Oxygen Plus MRI Might Help Determine Cancer Therapy Success
  31. June 11, 2009 - Four New Targets For Breast Cancer Identified
  32. June 12, 2009 - Low-fat diet helps genetically predisposed animals avoid liver cancer - also here
  33. June 12, 2009 - Researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma - also here
  34. June 14, 2009 - Researchers identify key gene in deadly inflammatory breast cancer
  35. June 14, 2009 - Colorectal Cancer Rates Increasing Worldwide
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks
  2. June 8, 2009 - Too little sleep raises blood pressure risk: study
  3. June 8, 2009 - "Eco-Atkins" diet lowers heart risks: study
  4. June 8, 2009 - Plant-based, low-carb diet may promote weight loss and improve cholesterol levels - also here
  5. June 8, 2009 - Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives
  6. June 8, 2009 - 4 risk factors raise probability of developing precursor of heart failure - also here
  7. June 8, 2009 - Death rates same for diabetes and heart disease patients receiving drug therapy or surgery
  8. June 8, 2009 - Less sleep associated with high, worsening blood pressure in middle age - also here
  9. June 9, 2009 - Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement - also here
  10. June 9, 2009 - Stopping Fatty Change In Heart Cells
  11. June 10, 2009 - Green tea lowers stroke risk
  12. June 10, 2009 - Genetically elevated levels of lipoprotein associated with increased risk of heart attack - also here
  13. June 11, 2009 - Frequent vigorous exercise raises heart risk
  14. June 11, 2009 - Heart dangers seen in very young obese children
  15. June 11, 2009 - Blocking a muscle growth-limiting hormone protects against obesity and atherosclerosis - also here
  16. June 11, 2009 - Screening For Left Ventricular Dysfunction May Have Less Value Than Thought
  17. June 12, 2009 - Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Depression In Coronary Heart Disease?
  18. June 12, 2009 - Childhood Obesity Increases Early Signs Of Cardiovascular Disease
  19. June 12, 2009 - New 'Idol' Grabs The Spotlight: Enzyme That Controls 'Bad' Cholesterol Discovered
  20. June 12, 2009 - Immune Cells Ameliorate Hypertension-induced Cardiac Damage In Mice
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Breastfeeding lowers risk of MS relapse: U.S. study
  2. June 8, 2009 - Breastfeeding associated with a reduced risk of relapse in women with multiple sclerosis - also here
  3. June 10, 2009 - Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis - also here
  4. June 14, 2009 - Researchers make double MS genetic discovery
  5. June 15, 2009 - Genetic link between MS and vitamin D
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Unexpected discovery can open a new chapter in the fight against tuberculosis - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - Tuberculosis bacterium subverts basic cell functions
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Pulling malaria from mosquitoes to fight disease
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Ground-breaking Alzheimer's findings reveal new treatment strategy
  2. June 8, 2009 - Cognitive impairment linked to reduced survival regardless of race
  3. June 8, 2009 - Cognitive Impairment Is Associated With Reduced Survival Among Both African-Americans And Whites
  4. June 10, 2009 - Alzheimer's disease: Newly found peptide offers hope of early test and better treatment - also here
  5. June 10, 2009 - New test could help diagnose early dementia - also here
  6. June 10, 2009 - Protein linked to Alzheimer's disease doesn't act alone - also here
  7. June 10, 2009 - 'Improved' test for Alzheimer's
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Vaporized viral vector shows promise in anti-cancer gene therapy - also here
  2. June 9, 2009 - Gene Therapy For Hemophilia A Mice
  3. June 12, 2009 - Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply - also here
Background, Background


Dementia

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - New study uncovers how people maintain cognitive function in old age - also here
Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Researchers work to boost effectiveness of the flu vaccine
Background


Insomnia, depression, and anxiety

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Genetic link found between anxiety, depression and insomnia - also here
Background


Sleep disorders and mortality

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Insomnia with objective short sleep duration in men is associated with increased mortality - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - Link found between poor sleep quality and increased risk of death - also here
  3. June 12, 2009 - Sleep disorders tied to mortality risk
Background


Sleep restriction and weight gain

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Sleep restriction results in weight gain despite decreases in appetite and consumption - also here
  2. June 8, 2009 - Race and short sleep duration increase the risk for obesity - also here
  3. June 9, 2009 - Adolescent obesity linked to reduced sleep caused by technology use and caffeine - also here
  4. June 10, 2009 - Sleep deprivation tied to weight gain
  5. June 11, 2009 - Extended or shortened sleep duration linked to weight gain - also here
Background, Background


Health risks of excess weight

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - Health risks begin in overweight range, BMI doesn't tell whole story - also here
Background, Background, Background


Effect of influenza virus on immune response to bacteria

References:
  1. June 8, 2009 - The Immune Response To Influenza Virus Isn't 'All Good'
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Pfizer drug effective in rheumatoid arthritis study
  2. June 10, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with poor sleep in women - also here
  3. June 10, 2009 - New Risk Factor Gene For Rheumatoid Arthritis Identified
  4. June 11, 2009 - Rheumatoid Arthritis: One Quarter Of Patients On Highest Investigational Doses Of CP-690,550 Achieve ACR70 At Week 12
  5. June 12, 2009 - Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis - also here
  6. June 12, 2009 - 63 percent of RA patients suffer psychiatric disorders, with depressive spectrum conditions most likely - also here
  7. June 12, 2009 - Winter- And Spring-onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Worse 6 Month Outcomes Than Those With Summer Onset
  8. June 13, 2009 - Tracking Levels Of Key Biomarkers Reflects Disease Activity And Progression Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  9. June 13, 2009 - Surgery In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Often 'Too Little, Too Late'
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Forgotten Drug Helps Stem Cells Repair Bone Marrow
  2. June 9, 2009 - Fruit Fly Stem Cells Filmed Live
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - New antibiotics could come from a DNA binding compound that kills bacteria in 2 minutes - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Starting antiretroviral therapy earlier yields better clinical outcomes
  2. June 10, 2009 - HIV-1's 'hijacking mechanism' pinpointed by researchers - also here
  3. June 12, 2009 - New study reveals structure of the HIV protein shell - also here
  4. June 14, 2009 - New strategy proposed for designing antibody-based HIV vaccine - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Physiological response may explain why some severely obese patients overeat - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - Brain molecule reduces food intake - also here
  3. June 11, 2009 - Symptoms of depression in obese children linked to elevated cortisol - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 9, 2009 - Scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target - also here
  2. June 10, 2009 - Cancer: The cost of being smarter than chimps? - also here
  3. June 10, 2009 - Researchers find how a common genetic mutation makes cancer radiation resistant - also here
  4. June 11, 2009 - Waste disposal protein is mechanism behind cancer tumor suppression - also here
  5. June 12, 2009 - Research finds single gene controls growth of some cancers - also here
  6. June 12, 2009 - An Effective Target Of Biological Therapy For Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  7. June 12, 2009 - Dual role in breast tissue for a protein involved in leukemia - also here
Background


Mutator hypotheses of cancer development

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Cancer found to be a moving target - also here
Background, Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - Natural hormone offers hope for treatment of the metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. June 10, 2009 - New study may redefine how a chronic auto-immune disease is diagnosed
  2. June 12, 2009 - Anxiety and depression lower quality of life in majority of systemic lupus erythematosus patients - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Replacing microRNA for cancer treatment
  2. June 11, 2009 - Study shows promise for new cancer-stopping therapy
  3. June 12, 2009 - MicroRNA Replacement Therapy May Stop Cancer In Its Tracks
  4. June 13, 2009 - RNA snippet suppresses spread of aggressive breast cancer - also here
Background, Background


Stem cells and aging

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Gray Hair Signals Battered DNA
  2. June 11, 2009 - Stem cells responsible for hair color lose self-renewing abilities
  3. June 11, 2009 - Why we go gray
  4. June 11, 2009 - Stress makes your hair go gray - also here
  5. June 12, 2009 - Stressed genes bring on grey
  6. June 12, 2009 - Experts close to roots of greying
  7. June 16, 2009 - Gray Hair Caused by Stress (Cell Stress, That Is)
  8. June 21, 2009 - Grey hair may be protecting us from cancer
Background, Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - A New Twist on Prion Disease
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Wii-hab may enhance Parkinson's treatment - also here
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Successful weight loss with dieting is linked to vitamin D levels - also here
  2. June 11, 2009 - Exenatide promotes weight loss when added to diet and exercise - also here
Background


Nicotine, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 11, 2009 - Nicotine induces prediabetes, likely contributes to high prevalence of heart disease in smokers
  2. June 12, 2009 - Why Smoking Increases The Risk Of Heart Disease And Strokes
Background, Background


Health benefits of resveratrol

References:
  1. June 12, 2009 - A red-wine polyphenol demonstrates significant health benefits - also here
Background


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