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Volume 8, Number 36
September 7, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Pulsars
Galaxy mergers
TeraGrid
Higgs boson
Nanotechnology
Extrasolar planets
Fullerene data storage
Hydrogen storage
Measuring curvature of space
Cosmic rays
Fuel cells
Very early supermassive black hole
Graphene
Supercomputers
Protonated napthalene in interstellar clouds
Bose-Einstein condensates
Magnetic monopoles
Quantum computing
White dwarfs
Nanoplasmonics
Black holes in galaxy clusters
Video telepresence

Life sciences

Telomere-repeat-encoding RNA
Cytomegalovirus evasion of the immune system
Systems biology
Uniquely human genes
Alcohol and circadian rhythm
Telomeres
Regulatory T cells
Non-coding RNA and gene regulation
Evolutionary developmental biology of hearts
Human Microbiome Project
Inflammation and fat tissue
Human gene mutation rate
IKKε and fat metabolism
Biological circuits and immune response
Evolution and gene duplication
Comparative genomics
DNA sequencing
Parallel evolution
Regulation of T cell immune response
Fractal structure of chromatin
Biogenesis
Mitochondrial timescale of human evolution
Molecular evolution
Lipids and gene regulation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Ghrelin and circadian rhythm
Brain rewiring after stroke
Schizophrenia
Unconscious vision
Cerebral lateralization
Fear and memory
Canine intelligence
Leptin-serotonin pathway and appetite
Endocytosis and synaptic vesicles
Reward vs. punishment for promoting cooperative behavior
Neuron migration during brain development
Alternate splicing of genes and brain development

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
Gene therapy
Drug delivery
Metabolic syndrome
Asthma
AIDS
Antibiotics
Obesity
Rheumatoid arthritis
Parkinson's disease
Cancer bioinformatics
Inflammation and bioactive lipids
Influenza vaccines
Exercise and weight gain
Tuberculosis
Weight gain and circadian rhythm
Dementia
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Vaccines



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. August 31, 2008 - Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
  2. August 31, 2009 - Shrinking Bylot Island glaciers tell story of climate change - also here
  3. September 1, 2009 - Satellites and submarines give the skinny on sea ice thickness - also here
  4. September 2, 2009 - Methane gas likely spewing into the oceans through vents in sea floor - also here
  5. September 2, 2009 - What's Holding Antarctic Sea Ice Back From Melting?
  6. September 2, 2009 - Has runaway Arctic warming already begun?
  7. September 2, 2009 - Sea levels could rise more than a meter by 2100: WWF
  8. September 3, 2009 - Next Ice Age Delayed by Global Warming, Study Says
  9. September 3, 2009 - Arctic at warmest levels in 2,000 years or more
  10. September 3, 2009 - Arctic 'warmest in 2,000 years'
  11. September 3, 2009 - Australia's warm winter a record
  12. September 3, 2009 - Global Warming Could Forestall Ice Age
  13. September 3, 2009 - Arctic reverses trend, is warmest in two millennia
  14. September 3, 2009 - Arctic now warmest in 2000 years, researchers say
  15. September 4, 2009 - Long-term Cooling Trend In Arctic Abruptly Reverses, Signaling Potential For Sea Rise
  16. September 4, 2009 - World's climate could cool first, warm later
  17. September 4, 2009 - Emissions Linked to End of 2,000-Year Arctic Trend
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Pulsar burns longest ever cosmic trail
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Is the Milky Way doomed to be destroyed by galactic bombardment? Probably not - also here
  2. September 2, 2009 - No strain for Andromeda: Galaxy is cosmic cannibal
  3. September 2, 2009 - No strain for Andromeda: Galaxy is cosmic cannibal
  4. September 2, 2009 - Astronomical Survey Reveals Andromeda's Galaxy-Gorging Past
  5. September 3, 2009 - Cannibalism feeds galactic growth
  6. September 3, 2009 - Milky Way in line for aggressive three-way merger
  7. September 3, 2009 - Galaxy's 'cannibalism' revealed
  8. September 3, 2009 - Milky Way's twin caught dismembering neighbour
  9. September 4, 2009 - Andromeda caught devouring another galaxy
  10. September 5, 2009 - Neighboring Galaxies Collided 2-3 Billion Years Ago
  11. September 7, 2009 - Milky Way Expected to Survive a Beating
  12. October 1, 2009 - Galactic cannibalism
Background


TeraGrid

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - New grant to enhance world's largest open computing network
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Tevatron tightens up the race for the Higgs
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Folded nanoboxes could open door to nano-circuits
  2. September 2, 2009 - 'NanoPen' may write new chapter in nanotechnology manufacturing - also here
  3. September 2, 2009 - Chemists Reach from the Molecular to the Real World with Creation of 3-D DNA Crystals - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Can Magnetism Save a Vaporizing Planet?
  2. September 3, 2009 - Will Kepler find habitable moons? - also here
  3. September 3, 2009 - Kepler Telescope Could Find Habitable Moons
Background


Fullerene data storage

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Carbon nanoballs as data storage units - also here
Background, Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Hydrogen Storage Gets New Hope from Rechargeable 'Chemical Fuel Tank' - also here
Background


Measuring curvature of space

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Precise Radio-Telescope Measurements Advance Frontier Gravitational Physics - also here
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Moon is target for high-energy cosmic rays
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - What's Smelly But Can Fuel a Car?
Background


Very early supermassive black hole

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Giant Galaxy Hosts the Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole - also here
  2. September 4, 2009 - Most Distant Galaxy With Big Black Hole Discovered
  3. September 7, 2009 - Ancient black hole dates from early universe
Background, Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - New graphene-based nanomaterial with magnetic properties designed - also here
  2. September 3, 2009 - Suspended top gates make good graphene junctions
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - SDSC dashes forward with new flash memory computer system
Background


Protonated napthalene in interstellar clouds

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Electron beam builds bespoke atomic lattices
  2. September 3, 2009 - Atoms don't dance the 'Bose Nova' - also here
Background


Magnetic monopoles

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - 'Overwhelming' evidence for monopoles
  2. September 3, 2009 - Magnetic monopoles detected in a real magnet for the first time - also here
  3. September 3, 2009 - Magnetic monopoles spotted in spin ices
  4. September 4, 2009 - Physicists Create Magnetic Monopoles--Sort Of
  5. September 4, 2009 - Hot on the trails of the mysterious monopole
  6. September 4, 2009 - Researchers Claim to Cook Up Isolated Magnetic Poles
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - First-ever calculation performed on optical quantum computer chip
  2. September 4, 2009 - Optical 'quantum computer chip' performs first calculation
  3. September 4, 2009 - Quantum computer slips onto chips
  4. September 4, 2009 - Code-breaking quantum algorithm run on a silicon chip
Background


White dwarfs

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - XMM-Newton uncovers a celestial Rosetta stone - also here
Background


Nanoplasmonics

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Super-fast Computers Of The Future
Background, Background


Black holes in galaxy clusters

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Researchers explain the activity of black holes at the centre of galaxy clusters
Background, Background


Video telepresence

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - No frontiers: ushering in a new era of conferencing technology - also here
Background



Life sciences


Telomere-repeat-encoding RNA

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Researchers identify protein -- telomere interactions that could be key in treating cancer - also here
Background, Background


Cytomegalovirus evasion of the immune system

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Study reveals how a common virus eludes the immune system - also here
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Systems Biology Reveals Diversity in Key Environmental Cleanup Microbe
Background


Uniquely human genes

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Genes That Make Us Human
  2. September 1, 2009 - Discovery of novel genes could unlock mystery of what makes us uniquely human - also here
  3. September 3, 2009 - Three human genes evolved from junk
Background, Background


Alcohol and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - How alcohol blunts the ability of hamsters to 'rise and shine' - also here
Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Researchers examine mechanisms that help cancer cells proliferate - also here
Background


Regulatory T cells

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Promising new target emerges for autoimmune diseases - also here
Background, Background


Non-coding RNA and gene regulation

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Non-coding RNA Called Evf2 Is Important For Gene Regulation
Background, Background


Evolutionary developmental biology of hearts

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Scientists identify gene that may shape the heart
  2. September 2, 2009 - First genetic link between reptile and human heart evolution - also here
  3. September 7, 2009 - Heart study finds key gene to warm-bloodedness
Background


Human Microbiome Project

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Scientists begin census of microbes: the trillions that live in or on us
Background


Inflammation and fat tissue

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - From Fat To Chronic Inflammation
Background, Background, Background


Human gene mutation rate

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - We're all mutants, say scientists
  2. September 3, 2009 - Everyone is a mutant, experts say
Background


IKKε and fat metabolism

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Without immune gene, rodents in a new study make heat not fat
  2. September 3, 2009 - Watch the Clock to Lose Weight
  3. September 4, 2009 - Mice Can Eat 'Junk' And Not Get Fat: Researchers Find Gene That Protects High-fat-diet Mice From Obesity
Background


Biological circuits and immune response

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Circuit-Tweaking Reverse Engineers a Gene Network
  2. September 3, 2009 - Large-scale study probes how cells fight pathogens - also here
Background, Background


Evolution and gene duplication

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Evolution's Little Helper: Copied Genes
  2. September 3, 2009 - Spare gene is fodder for fishes' evolution
Background


Comparative genomics

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Species diversity helps researchers refine analyses of human gene mutations - also here
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Expanding Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies
Background


Parallel evolution

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Moths Cloaked In Color: Reexamining Parallel Evolution In Diurnal Neotropical Moths
Background


Regulation of T cell immune response

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Infection-Specific T Cells Multiply to Fight Infection
Background


Fractal structure of chromatin

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Cells go fractal
Background, Background


Biogenesis

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Scientists propose new hypothesis on the origin of life - also here
Background


Mitochondrial timescale of human evolution

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Humans spread out of Africa later
Background


Molecular evolution

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Molecular Decay of Enamel-Specific Gene in Toothless Mammals Supports Theory of Evolution - also here
Background


Lipids and gene regulation

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Lipid involved with gene regulation uncovered - also here, here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Don't Stand So Close to Me
  2. September 1, 2009 - Is Tetris good for the brain? - also here
  3. September 4, 2009 - Tetris players are not block heads
Background


Ghrelin and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Scientists Identify Stomach's Timekeepers Of Hunger
Background, Background


Brain rewiring after stroke

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Mouse Brain Rewires Its Neural Circuits To Recuperate From Damaged Neural Function After Stroke
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Doubt cast on cannabis, schizophrenia link
Background


Unconscious vision

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - New study shows those blinded by brain injury may still 'see' - also here
Background


Cerebral lateralization

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Divided Brains Are Smarter
Background


Fear and memory

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Brain proteins make fears last
Background, Background, Background


Canine intelligence

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Dogs: Kids in Fur Coats?
Background


Leptin-serotonin pathway and appetite

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Newly discovered road map of leptin explains its regulation of bone and appetite - also here
Background, Background


Endocytosis and synaptic vesicles

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Gene called flower missing link in vesicle uptake in neurons - also here
Background, Background


Reward vs. punishment for promoting cooperative behavior

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Carrots are better than sticks for building human cooperation - also here
  2. September 3, 2009 - Carrots are better than sticks
Background


Neuron migration during brain development

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation - also here
Background, Background


Alternate splicing of genes and brain development

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Researchers identify protein controlling brain formation - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Adding breast exam to mammogram - is it worth it?
  2. August 31, 2009 - Prostate cancer screening: More harm than good?
  3. August 31, 2009 - New Hope for Deadly Childhood Bone Cancer - also here
  4. August 31, 2009 - 'Watchful waiting' is a viable option for prostate cancer patients with low-risk tumors - also here
  5. August 31, 2009 - New treatment in sight for ovarian cancer - also here
  6. August 31, 2009 - Natural compounds, chemotherapeutic drugs may become partners in cancer therapy - also here
  7. August 31, 2009 - Contribution of clinical breast examination to breast cancer screening - also here
  8. August 31, 2009 - Overdiagnosis since introduction of prostate cancer screening - also here
  9. September 1, 2009 - Men who stay trim less apt to get prostate cancer
  10. September 1, 2009 - U.S. panel rejects Genzyme leukemia drug study - also here
  11. September 1, 2009 - Healthy habits prevent breast cancer: study
  12. September 1, 2009 - Pancreatic cancer affects blacks at higher rates - also here
  13. September 1, 2009 - Why don't brain tumors respond to medication? - also here
  14. September 1, 2009 - Breast cancer: Risk increases for smokers and overweight women - also here
  15. September 1, 2009 - Weight gain in adulthood associated with prostate cancer risk; patterns differ by ethnicity - also here
  16. September 1, 2009 - PET/CT scans may help detect recurring prostate cancer earlier - also here
  17. September 1, 2009 - Scientists find genetic marker associated with ovarian cancer risk
  18. September 1, 2009 - New Studies Show the Downside Of Cancer Screening
  19. September 2, 2009 - New pill shows promise in hard-to-treat cancers - also here
  20. September 2, 2009 - Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Several Cancers
  21. September 2, 2009 - Novel anti-cancer drug yields positive response in people with advanced skin, brain cancer - also here
  22. September 2, 2009 - Minimally invasive treatment found effective for esophageal cancer - also here
  23. September 2, 2009 - Narrow-band imaging increases specificity of early lung cancer detection - also here
  24. September 2, 2009 - IGRT may improve outcomes for obese prostate cancer patients - also here
  25. September 2, 2009 - Patients' pretreatment quality of life can predict overall lung cancer survival - also here
  26. September 2, 2009 - Avastin dramatically improves response, survival in deadly recurrrent glioblastomas - also here
  27. September 2, 2009 - SNPs linked with prostate cancer confirmed in Japanese men too - also here
  28. September 2, 2009 - Circulating Tumor Cells A Must Watch
  29. September 3, 2009 - HPV vaccine could prevent breast cancer: research - also here
  30. September 3, 2009 - Roche: Europe approves drug for advanced leukaemia
  31. September 3, 2009 - Germany's Merck sticks to guns after drug setback
  32. September 4, 2009 - Low-fat, high-fiber diet good for the colon
  33. September 4, 2009 - Anticancer compound found in American mayapple - also here
  34. September 4, 2009 - New research strategy for understanding drug resistance in leukemia - also here
  35. September 4, 2009 - Cuban cancer drug undergoes rare U.S. trial
  36. September 4, 2009 - FDA says Glaxo vaccine blocks cancer-causing virus
  37. September 6, 2009 - Malignant signature may help identify patients likely to respond to therapy
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Study reveals new genetic culprit in deadly skin cancer - also here
  2. August 31, 2009 - Human Breast Cancer Hit For Six: Key Role For Six1 In Tumor Development And Metastasis
  3. September 1, 2009 - Scientists identify gene that predicts post-surgical survival from brain metastasis of breast cancer patients - also here
  4. September 2, 2009 - Breakthrough holds promise for development of effective cancer therapies - also here
  5. September 3, 2009 - Researchers find that protein believed to protect against cancer has a Mr. Hyde side - also here
  6. September 4, 2009 - Researchers discover switch that causes the body to produce cancerous cells - also here
  7. September 4, 2009 - Discovery leads to rapid mouse 'personalized trials' in breast cancer - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Mediterranean diet tops low-fat diet for diabetics
  2. September 1, 2009 - Texas doctors bust myths about insulin
  3. September 1, 2009 - A new molecule to combat diabetes and obesity - also here
  4. September 1, 2009 - Exercise alone shown to improve insulin sensitivity in obese sedentary adolescents
  5. September 1, 2009 - Biotransformed blueberry juice fights fat and diabetes - also here
  6. September 1, 2009 - Dynamic changes in DNA linked to human diabetes - also here
  7. September 6, 2009 - Scientists discover new genetic variation that contributes to diabetes
  8. September 7, 2009 - Researchers Find Gene That Causes Resistance To Insulin
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - For heart health: avoid tobacco smoke, pollution
  2. August 31, 2009 - How much omega-3 fatty acid do we need to prevent cardiovascular disease? - also here
  3. August 31, 2009 - High caffeine intake can lead to arrhythmias
  4. August 31, 2009 - Surprising rate of recurring heart attacks, strokes globally - also here
  5. August 31, 2009 - New assessment quantifies risks and benefits of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation - also here
  6. August 31, 2009 - Heart failure: More or less malignant than cancer?
  7. August 31, 2009 - Genes in prevention: Hopes and doubts
  8. August 31, 2009 - No increased risk with drug eluting stents -- but late stent thrombosis remains a concern
  9. August 31, 2009 - Otamixaban for the treatment of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes
  10. September 1, 2009 - New hope for heart failure patients: Cardiac resynchronization - also here
  11. September 1, 2009 - Stent for life initiative
  12. September 1, 2009 - The benefits of reperfusion therapy
  13. September 1, 2009 - Researchers link inflammatory diseases to increased cardiovascular risk - also here
  14. September 1, 2009 - New information about how fat increases blood pressure could help identify those at risk - also here
  15. September 1, 2009 - Immediate intervention for patients with ACS not always more beneficial - also here
  16. September 1, 2009 - Anticoagulant plays unexpected role in maintaining circulatory integrity - also here
  17. September 1, 2009 - Valsartan Reduces Morbidity And Mortality In Japanese Patients With High Risk Hypertension: Results From The KYOTO HEART Study
  18. September 1, 2009 - PROTECT Study: Effects Of Rollofylline In Acute Heart Failure. Patients With Renal Impairment.
  19. September 1, 2009 - PreSCD II Registry Shows Mortality Reduction After Non-acute ICD Implantation In Myocardial Infarction Survivors
  20. September 2, 2009 - Irbesartan reduces heart failure in patients with quivering heart
  21. September 2, 2009 - Statin cuts heart problems after artery surgery
  22. September 3, 2009 - Thin thighs - maybe not your heart's desire
  23. September 3, 2009 - Thinner thighs, weaker heart - also here
  24. September 3, 2009 - Improved Blood Circulation In Coronary Heart Disease
  25. September 4, 2009 - How broccoli can protect your arteries
  26. September 4, 2009 - 'Thunder thighs' protect your heart: study
  27. September 4, 2009 - Large thighs 'may protect heart'
  28. September 4, 2009 - Research reveals a broccoli boost for arteries
  29. September 4, 2009 - Insomnia is bad for the heart - also here
  30. September 4, 2009 - Cardiac biomarker levels strongly predict outcome of bypass surgery - also here
  31. September 4, 2009 - How greens may protect the heart
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Cigarettes boost MS risk, but not through nicotine
  2. August 31, 2009 - Cigarettes, not Swedish snuff linked to increased risk of MS - also here
  3. September 1, 2009 - Hopes For Tailor-made Multiple Sclerosis Treatment With Mitoxantrone
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Finding the ZIP-code for gene therapy: Scientists imitate viruses to deliver therapeutic genes - also here
  2. September 1, 2009 - Promise of nanodiamonds for safer gene therapy - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - New Cancer Drug Delivery System Is Effective and Reversible
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Childhood obesity: The increasing vascular drama
  2. September 3, 2009 - Researchers find possible use for the vine that ate the South
  3. September 4, 2009 - Antioxidant pills do not prevent metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Asthma

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - New asthma predictors needed to determine future risk in certain patients - also here
  2. September 1, 2009 - Icagen's asthma drug meets main goal in mid-stage study
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - New Study Suggests An Unidentified Source As Cause Of Residual Viremia In HIV-1 Patients On HAART
  2. September 1, 2009 - Researchers induce HIV-neutralizing antibodies that recognize HIV-1 envelope protein, lipids - also here
  3. September 3, 2009 - Study finds potential way to make an AIDS vaccine
  4. September 3, 2009 - Fresh targets give hope for HIV vaccine
  5. September 3, 2009 - Two new antibodies found to cripple HIV: Potential key to AIDS vaccine - also here
  6. September 3, 2009 - Antibodies 'may aid HIV jab hunt'
  7. September 3, 2009 - Discovery of HIV's weak spot boosts vaccine quest
  8. September 4, 2009 - Antibodies found that prevent HIV from causing severe AIDS
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. August 31, 2009 - Virus Enzymes Could Promote Human, Animal Health
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Waist-hip ratio better than BMI for gauging obesity in elderly - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Can psychosocial stress at work put at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis? - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Researchers find gene that contributes to two common neurological movement disorders
Background


Cancer bioinformatics

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Computational process zeroes in on top genetic cancer suspects - also here
Background, Background


Inflammation and bioactive lipids

References:
  1. September 1, 2009 - Inflammatory disease treatments will improve through the use of lipidomics
Background


Influenza vaccines

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Building a Better Flu Vaccine--And Giving Chickens a Rest
Background


Exercise and weight gain

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Exercise minimizes weight regain by reducing appetite and burning fat first, carbs later - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. September 2, 2009 - Tuberculosis treatment may be shortened - also here
Background


Weight gain and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Late-Night Snacks: Worse Than You Think - also here
  2. September 4, 2009 - Late-night snacks could pack on the pounds: study
  3. September 4, 2009 - Eating late at night adds weight
Background, Background


Dementia

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Unhealthy habits alter thinking, memory skills
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Scientists begin to untangle root cause of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. September 6, 2009 - Scientists find three new gene links to Alzheimer's - also here
  3. September 6, 2009 - Two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease found - also here
  4. September 6, 2009 - Alzheimer's genes link uncovered
  5. September 7, 2009 - Three genes linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
  6. September 7, 2009 - Scientists Discover 3 More Genes With Links to Alzheimer's Disease
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 3, 2009 - Transplanted human stem cells prolong survival in mouse model of rare brain disease - also here
  2. September 3, 2009 - Osiris stem cell platform success hinges on 2 trials
  3. September 4, 2009 - Two proteins enable skin cells to regenerate - also here
  4. September 4, 2009 - Can Bone Marrow Be Quickly Revived After Destruction By Leukemia Treatment? Faster Recovery From Life-threatening Blood Cell Shortages
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. September 4, 2009 - Improving vaccines to trigger T cell as well as antibody response - also here
Background


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