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Volume 8, Number 39
September 28, 2009

Physical sciences and technology

Global warming
Milky Way central core
Carbon nanotubes
Retinal prostheses
Dark matter
Congruent numbers
Supernovae
Bose-Einstein condensates
Water on Mars
Solar EUV radiation
Neutron star gamma-ray pulsations
Photovoltaics
Gravitational waves
Macroscopic quantum entanglement
Cosmic microwave background
Environmental boundaries
Aharonov-Bohm effect
Protoplanetary disks
Superconductivity
Kepler telescope
Graphene
Solar activity
Nanotechnology
Photonics
Phase-change memory
Very high energy gamma-rays
Quantum computing
Exciton transistors
Lab-on-a-chip
Laser wakefield accelerators

Life sciences

Transport of signaling proteins
Caspases
Integrins and cell adhesion
Regulatory T cells and lung injury repair
Protein flexibility
Irreversibility of evolution
Bilaterians
Reactive oxygen species and immune response
Bacterial chemoreceptors
Zebrafish immune system
Enzyme enhancement
Metabolic network of Thermotoga maritima
Cell sensing of its environemnt
Mountains and evolution
Bacterial motion
Clostridium difficile hypervirulence
Endoplasmic reticulum, stress, and apoptosis
Sex chromosomes and speciation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Melanin-concentrating hormone
Visual learning of motion
Mood and memory
Axonal branching
Modeling cocaine addiction
Autism
Schizophrenia
Concept formation
Attention and perception
Free will
COMT and cognitive ability
Brain-imaging studies
Memory of second language
Modeling balance of brain excitation and inhibition
Neural representation of number

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Rheumatoid arthritis
Gene therapy
Diabetes
AIDS
Parkinson's disease
Cancer biology
Antibiotic resistance
Nanobiotechnology
Psoriasis
Stem cells
Metabolic syndrome
Age-related muscle degeneration
Malaria
High affinity cancer-reactive T cells
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis C
Tissue engineering
Antibiotics



Physical sciences and technology


Global warming

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Arctic Ice to Last Decades Longer Than Thought?
  2. September 22, 2009 - Hurricane frequency is up but not their strength, say researchers - also here
  3. September 23, 2009 - Antarctic coastal ice thinning surprises experts
  4. September 23, 2009 - Global warming may dent El Niño's protective shield from Atlantic hurricanes, increase droughts - also here
  5. September 23, 2009 - Lasers from space show thinning of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets - also here
  6. September 23, 2009 - NASA data: Greenland, Antarctic ice melt worsening
  7. September 23, 2009 - Warming ocean melts Greenland glaciers - also here
  8. September 24, 2009 - NASA Ice Satellite Maps Profound Polar Thinning
  9. September 24, 2009 - Earth's glaciers melting at an accelerated rate
  10. September 24, 2009 - Laser satellite records ice loss
  11. September 24, 2009 - Satellite reveals faster melting of polar ice
  12. September 24, 2009 - Planned emission cuts still mean far hotter Earth
  13. September 25, 2009 - New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase
  14. September 25, 2009 - Droughts, melts signal climate change quickening: U.N.
  15. September 27, 2009 - Heavier Rainstorms Ahead Due To Global Climate Change, Study Predicts
  16. September 27, 2009 - 4 degrees warming "likely" without CO2 cuts: study
Background


Milky Way central core

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - New View of the Center of the Galaxy
  2. September 21, 2009 - Zooming to the centre of the Milky Way -- GigaGalaxy Zoom phase 2 - also here
  3. September 22, 2009 - Details of Galactic Core Revealed in X-Rays
  4. September 22, 2009 - New Vista of Milky Way Center Unveiled - also here
  5. September 22, 2009 - New Views of Our Milky Way Revealed
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Springs built from nanotubes could provide big power storage potential
  2. September 22, 2009 - Could a paper transistor offer an alternative to silicon?
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Artificial Vision Enhancers Being Put To The Test
  2. September 23, 2009 - New retinal implant developed - also here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Is dark matter mostly 'dark atoms'?
  2. September 25, 2009 - Prototype developed to detect dark matter - also here
Background


Congruent numbers

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - New computer methods reveal secrets of ancient math problem - also here
  2. September 23, 2009 - Taking the Tally of Curious Triangles
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Computer code gives astrophysicists first full simulation of star's final hours - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - German scientists produce first Bose-Einstein condensate with calcium atoms - also here
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Radar Map of Buried Mars Layers Matches Climate Cycles - also here
  2. September 24, 2009 - NASA finds ice on the moon and on Mars
  3. September 24, 2009 - Craters Show 1970s Viking Lander Missed Martian Ice by Inches
  4. September 24, 2009 - Scientists see water ice in fresh meteorite craters on Mars - also here
  5. September 24, 2009 - Water Ice Exposed in Mars Craters
  6. September 24, 2009 - Spacecraft spies frozen water in Martian craters
  7. September 25, 2009 - Mars probe watches water-ice fade
  8. September 26, 2009 - NASA discovers ice may be extensive on Mars
  9. September 29, 2009 - Viking 2 came close to finding H2O
Background


Solar EUV radiation

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - EVE: Measuring the Sun's hidden variability
Background


Neutron star gamma-ray pulsations

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Fermi Large Area Telescope Reveals Pulsing Gamma-Ray Sources
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - IMEC presents large area solar cells with 18.4 conversion efficiency, featuring Cu-plated contacts - also here
  2. September 22, 2009 - IMEC unveils promising mechanically-stacked GaAs/Ge multijunction solar cell - also here
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Galactic-scale observatory planned
Background


Macroscopic quantum entanglement

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Entanglement in the macroworld - also here
  2. September 23, 2009 - Physicists make discovery in quantum mechanics - also here
Background


Cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Huge Cold Spot in Early Universe Not so Cold After All?
Background


Environmental boundaries

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - 9 Environmental Boundaries We Don't Want to Cross
  2. September 23, 2009 - International scientists set boundaries for survival
  3. September 23, 2009 - Scientists outline planetary boundaries: A safe operating space for humanity - also here
  4. September 23, 2009 - Scientists Identify Safe Limits for Human Impacts on Planet
  5. September 23, 2009 - Earth needs users' guide to protect it from people
Background


Aharonov-Bohm effect

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Article examines rare quantum physics effect
Background


Protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Spitzer Spots Clump of Swirling Planetary Material - also here
  2. September 23, 2009 - Part of Planet Formation Possibly Seen in Real-time
  3. September 24, 2009 - Twin Keck telescopes probe dual dust disks - also here
  4. September 26, 2009 - No home in the galactic outer suburbs
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Researchers to build light-based crystal simulator
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Kepler Mission Update
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - A flash of light turns graphene into a biosensor - also here
  2. September 24, 2009 - A Splash Of Graphene Improves Battery Materials
Background


Solar activity

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - The Sun could be heading into period of extended calm
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Harnessing nanopatterns: Tiny textures can produce big differences
  2. September 24, 2009 - Engineers produce 'how-to' guide for controlling the structure of nanoparticles - also here
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Promising Photonic Devices: A Tiny, Tunable Well Of Light
Background


Phase-change memory

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - Melting memory chips in mass production
Background


Very high energy gamma rays

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - Very High Energy Gamma Rays
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - Photon 'machine gun' could power quantum computers
Background


Exciton transistors

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Discovery brings new type of fast computers closer to reality - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Lab-on-a-Chip Performs 1,000 Chemical Reactions At Once
Background


Laser wakefield accelerators

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Physicists shrink X-ray source
Background



Life sciences


Transport of signaling proteins

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Nanoresearchers challenge dogma in protein transportation in cells - also here
Background


Caspases

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - How proteins talk to each other: Caspase-3 cleaves in unforeseen ways - also here
Background


Integrins and cell adhesion

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Functional Differences Discovered Between Two Integrins In Adhesion Of The Cell To Its Environment
Background


Regulatory T cells and lung injury repair

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Healing badly damaged lungs: Distinct set of white blood cells found to set the pace of wound repair - also here
Background


Protein flexibility

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Tethered protein provides long-sought answer - also here
Background


Irreversibility of evolution

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Protein burns its evolutionary bridges
  2. September 23, 2009 - Dylan to Darwin: Don't Look Back
  3. September 23, 2009 - Ratchet-like genetic mutations make evolution irreversible - also here
  4. September 23, 2009 - For proteins, evolution can't go backwards
Background, Background


Bilaterians

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Research team finds first evolutionary branching for bilateral animals - also here
Background


Reactive oxygen species and immune response

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Reactive oxygen in fruit flies acts as a cell signalling mechanism for immune response - also here
Background


Bacterial chemoreceptors

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Scientists get detailed glimpse of chemoreceptor architecture in bacterial cells - also here
Background


Zebrafish immune system

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Fish fend off invading germs with an initial response similar to the one found in people - also here
Background


Enzyme enhancement

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Improving properties of enzymes - also here
Background


Metabolic network of Thermotoga maritima

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Shaping a cell's metabolic network
  2. September 25, 2009 - Comprehensive understanding of bacteria could lead to new insights into many organisms - also here
Background


Cell sensing of its environemnt

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - New model suggests cells may be more sensitive to their environment than previously thought
  2. September 28, 2009 - Cells Mind the Gaps
Background


Mountains and evolution

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - Mountains may be cradles of evolution
Background


Bacterial motion

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - Engineers track bacteria's kayak paddle-like motion for first time - also here
Background


Clostridium difficile hypervirulence

References:
  1. September 25, 2009 - C. difficile hypervirulence genes identified - also here
  2. September 27, 2009 - C. diff rise due to 'gene switch'
Background


Endoplasmic reticulum, stress, and apoptosis

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Prolonged Stress Sparks Endoplasmic Reticulum To Release Calcium Stores And Induce Cell Death In Aging-related Diseases
Background


Sex chromosomes and speciation

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Sex chromosomes linked to evolution of new species
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Melanin-concentrating hormone

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Researchers Explain Why Hunger Triggers Infertility
Background


Visual learning of motion

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Perceptual learning relies on local motion signals to learn global motion - also here
Background


Mood and memory

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - New study shows that mood has limited effect on memory - also here
Background


Axonal branching

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Researchers discover molecule responsible for axonal branching - also here
Background


Modeling cocaine addiction

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Computer model shows changes in brain mechanisms for cocaine addicts - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - UK national autism research study results published
  2. September 25, 2009 - Autism may include aptitude for analogy
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Schizophrenia gene linked with abnormal neurogenesis in adult and postnatal brain - also here
Background


Concept formation

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Concept acquisition in the human brain - also here
  2. September 28, 2009 - Concepts are born in the hippocampus
Background, Background, Background


Attention and perception

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Attention makes sensory signals stand out amidst the background noise in the brain - also here
Background, Background


Free will

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Free will is not an illusion after all
Background


COMT and cognitive ability

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Gene for memory and IQ gives students low grades
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Brain Scans Reveal What You've Seen
Background


Memory of second language

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Study suggests the brain can remember a 'forgotten' language - also here
Background


Modeling balance of brain excitation and inhibition

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - New model suggests how the brain might stay in balance - also here
Background, Background


Neural representation of number

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - The brain shows slightly different, but overlapping patterns when processing digits and dots of the same value
  2. September 24, 2009 - Cracking the brain's numerical code - also here
  3. September 25, 2009 - Scientists See Numbers Inside People's Heads
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Flu causes heart attacks but vaccine protects: study - also here
  2. September 21, 2009 - You really can die of a broken heart
  3. September 21, 2009 - Insufficient levels of vitamin D puts elderly at increased risk of dying from heart disease - also here
  4. September 21, 2009 - Flu boosts heart-attack risk, says study
  5. September 21, 2009 - Postmenopausal Women, Too, Reap Cardiovascular Benefits From Endurance Training
  6. September 21, 2009 - New Genetic Link Between Cardiac Arrhythmias And Thyroid Dysfunction Identified
  7. September 21, 2009 - Two Treatment Innovations Improve Heart Function After Heart Attack
  8. September 21, 2009 - Pediatric Strokes More Than Twice As Common As Previously Reported
  9. September 21, 2009 - Study: Flu viruses can spark heart attacks
  10. September 22, 2009 - Study finds even more may benefit from statin use
  11. September 22, 2009 - Influenza may increase heart attack risk
  12. September 22, 2009 - Women with atrial fibrillation are at significantly higher risk of stroke and death compared to men - also here
  13. September 23, 2009 - Low vitamin D raises blood pressure in women: study
  14. September 23, 2009 - Fructose tied to higher blood pressure: study
  15. September 23, 2009 - Obese kids with big bellies at greatest heart risk
  16. September 23, 2009 - High-sugar diet increases men's blood pressure; gout drug protective - also here
  17. September 24, 2009 - Low vitamin D may be deadly for older adults
  18. September 24, 2009 - Enzyme is key to clogged arteries - also here
  19. September 24, 2009 - Vitamin D deficiency in younger women increases risk of high blood pressure - also here
  20. September 24, 2009 - Coronary imaging techniques helps to identify plaques likely to cause heart attacks - also here
  21. September 25, 2009 - Body's immune system response to dental plaque varies by gender and race - also here
  22. September 25, 2009 - Researchers propose a relationship between androgen deficiency and cardiovascular disease - also here
  23. September 25, 2009 - Drug-eluting stents better than bare-metal stents for heart attack patients
  24. September 25, 2009 - Sanofi heart drug wins green light in Europe
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Problems managing money may foreshadow Alzheimer's
  2. September 21, 2009 - Progress towards Alzheimer's vaccine - also here
  3. September 21, 2009 - Problems managing money may surface shortly before Alzheimer's disease sets in
  4. September 21, 2009 - Money problems 'signal dementia'
  5. September 22, 2009 - Rethinking Alzheimer's disease and its treatment targets - also here
  6. September 23, 2009 - Keeping the aging mind active cuts dementia risk
  7. September 23, 2009 - Poor Money Management May Be Early Indicator Of Alzheimer's Disease
  8. September 24, 2009 - Lack of sleep may play role in Alzheimer's: study
  9. September 24, 2009 - Alzheimer's linked to lack of Zzzzs
  10. September 24, 2009 - Late nights linked to Alzheimer's
  11. September 24, 2009 - A Connection Between Sleep and Alzheimer's?
  12. September 24, 2009 - Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer's plaques - also here
  13. September 24, 2009 - Scientists to test gammaglobulin treatment for Alzheimer's disease - also here
  14. September 24, 2009 - Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Melanoma patients live longer on Roche's Avastin - also here
  2. September 21, 2009 - Study finds aspirin protects against colon cancer - also here
  3. September 21, 2009 - Bayer, Onyx drug impresses in breast cancer study
  4. September 21, 2009 - Tanning may be associated with moles in very light-skinned children - also here
  5. September 21, 2009 - Switching early breast cancer patients to exemestane improves long-term survival - also here
  6. September 21, 2009 - New blood tests promise simple, cost-effective diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers - also here
  7. September 21, 2009 - Experimental drug lets B cells live and lymphoma cells die - also here
  8. September 21, 2009 - Regulating The Regulators: New Therapeutic Approach Against Cancer
  9. September 21, 2009 - Researchers: Aspirin cuts colon cancer risk - also here
  10. September 21, 2009 - Amgen bone drug proves itself in cancer studies
  11. September 21, 2009 - OncoMethylome, German group see new cancer tests
  12. September 21, 2009 - Amgen's Vectibix performs well in cancer study
  13. September 21, 2009 - Aeterna stock jumps on early cancer drug test
  14. September 22, 2009 - Heat helps in cancer treatment
  15. September 22, 2009 - Tanning may up skin cancer risk for palest kids
  16. September 22, 2009 - Vitamin B6 tied to better prostate cancer survival
  17. September 22, 2009 - Oxford Bio's failed cancer vaccine may help some - also here
  18. September 22, 2009 - Linking obesity with leukemia relapses
  19. September 22, 2009 - Whole-brain radiotherapy after surgery or radiosurgery not recommended for brain metastases - also here
  20. September 22, 2009 - Targeted heat therapy offers new standard treatment option for soft tissue sarcoma - also here
  21. September 22, 2009 - Adding cetuximab to chemotherapy reduces advanced lung cancer death risk by 13 percent - also here
  22. September 22, 2009 - Study of adjuvant endocrine treatment for breast cancer reveals cost of noncompliance - also here
  23. September 22, 2009 - Revolutionary drug could be new hope for adrenal cancer patients - also here
  24. September 22, 2009 - Expert calls for new cancer research priorities - also here
  25. September 22, 2009 - Amgen's Vectibix helps in 2nd line cancer therapy
  26. September 22, 2009 - Bayer's contested kidney cancer drug shows benefit
  27. September 23, 2009 - Breast cancer drug cuts risk of second cancer
  28. September 23, 2009 - New gene-targeted drug offers hope in skin cancer
  29. September 23, 2009 - Roche's Avastin misses melanoma goal, after all
  30. September 23, 2009 - Bayer, Onyx pill beats hopes in breast cancer test
  31. September 23, 2009 - Study reveals 2/3 of prostate cancer patients do not need treatment - also here
  32. September 23, 2009 - Trial of new treatment for advanced melanoma shows rapid shrinking of tumors - also here
  33. September 23, 2009 - New cancer drug test promises safer and more effective clinical trials - also here
  34. September 23, 2009 - Ultrasound can predict tumor burden and survival in melanoma patients - also here
  35. September 23, 2009 - Sorafenib significantly improves the length of time before breast cancer worsens - also here
  36. September 23, 2009 - Merkel cell polyomavirus associated with Merkel cell carcinoma - also here
  37. September 23, 2009 - Killer prostate cancer test hope
  38. September 23, 2009 - Hope over new skin cancer therapy
  39. September 23, 2009 - Doubling chemo dose helped leukemia patients - also here
  40. September 24, 2009 - Early form of breast cancer may need new name
  41. September 24, 2009 - Folate-rich diet cuts women's colon cancer risk
  42. September 24, 2009 - Fat caused 124,000 cancer cases in Europe: experts
  43. September 24, 2009 - Pancreatic cancer: Researchers find drug that reverses resistance to chemotherapy - also here
  44. September 24, 2009 - Piezoelectric Fingers Key in New Breast Cancer Detector
  45. September 24, 2009 - Environmental chemicals found in breast milk and high incidence of testicular cancer - also here
  46. September 24, 2009 - Excess body weight causes over 124,000 new cancers a year in Europe - also here
  47. September 24, 2009 - Study examines use of toad venom in cancer treatment - also here
  48. September 24, 2009 - Lifestyle interventions in the prevention and treatment of cancer
  49. September 24, 2009 - No Evidence To Support Ovarian Cancer Screening, Australian Experts Agree
  50. September 24, 2009 - Prostate screening under scrutiny
  51. September 24, 2009 - Obesity could become top cancer cause
  52. September 24, 2009 - Precancer? Earliest cancer? Milk-duct cells vexing - also here
  53. September 24, 2009 - Genzyme says Campath succeeds in leukemia trial
  54. September 25, 2009 - Should all men be screened for prostate cancer?
  55. September 25, 2009 - No link seen between meat and risk of brain cancer
  56. September 25, 2009 - Green tea linked to less stomach cancer in women
  57. September 25, 2009 - Does Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy prevent gastric cancer? - also here
  58. September 25, 2009 - Certain cancers more common among HIV patients than non-HIV patients - also here
  59. September 25, 2009 - Study shows use of Herceptin in treatment of stomach cancer prolongs life
  60. September 25, 2009 - Vaccination And Testing For The Human Papilloma Virus Could Eradicate Cervical Cancer
  61. September 25, 2009 - Allos Therapeutics' cancer drug gets FDA nod
  62. September 25, 2009 - Roche U.S. cancer drug trial enrollment suspended
  63. September 25, 2009 - EU agency backs Zeltia drug for ovarian cancer
  64. September 26, 2009 - Obesity Hinders Chemotherapy Treatment In Children With Leukemia
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Experimental Approach May Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Junk DNA may prove invaluable in quest for gene therapies - also here
  2. September 22, 2009 - Historic gene therapy trial to treat Alzheimer's disease underway at Georgetown - also here
  3. September 25, 2009 - Nanodiamonds Advance Anticancer Gene Therapy
  4. September 25, 2009 - Finding Better Ways to Diagnose Heart Attacks
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Large fat cells may increase risk of type 2 diabetes in women
  2. September 22, 2009 - Pancreatic fat levels may help predict diabetes, researchers say - also here
  3. September 23, 2009 - Girl's rare form of diabetes leads to injection-free treatment for some
  4. September 23, 2009 - Is inhaled insulin delivery still a possibility? Why has it been a commercial failure? - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - New chemically-activated antigen could expedite development of HIV vaccine - also here
  2. September 24, 2009 - AIDS vaccine protects people, shocks researchers - also here
  3. September 24, 2009 - U.N. agencies say AIDS vaccine results promising
  4. September 24, 2009 - AIDS vaccine "important step" against disease
  5. September 24, 2009 - AIDS vaccine protects 1/3 of trial volunteers - also here
  6. September 24, 2009 - AIDS vaccine protects 1/3 of people in Thai trial
  7. September 24, 2009 - Q+A: In a first, an HIV vaccine works - but why?
  8. September 24, 2009 - HIV vax testers react to Thai trial
  9. September 24, 2009 - Vaccine protects against HIV virus
  10. September 24, 2009 - Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection - also here
  11. September 24, 2009 - HIV vaccine 'reduces infection'
  12. September 24, 2009 - In a first, an AIDS vaccine shows some success
  13. September 25, 2009 - HIV vaccine breakthrough 'gives hope'
  14. September 25, 2009 - AIDS vaccine cuts infection rate
  15. September 25, 2009 - HIV vaccine feat leaves more questions than answers
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Can an over-the-counter vitamin-like substance slow the progression of Parkinson's disease?
  2. September 22, 2009 - Can Over-the-counter Vitamin-like Substance -- Coenzyme Q10 -- Slow Progression Of Parkinson's Disease?
  3. September 23, 2009 - Rasagiline drug might slow Parkinson's - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Short-term stress enhances anti-tumor activity in mice, study shows - also here
  2. September 21, 2009 - Cancer predisposition from genetic variation shows strong gender bias - also here
  3. September 22, 2009 - Naked mole rats may help cure cancer
  4. September 23, 2009 - Blocking signal molecule can prevent growth of large intestine and colon cancer - also here
  5. September 24, 2009 - Novel 'On-off Switch' Mechanism Stops Cancer In Its Tracks
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - 'Evolutionary forecasting' for drug resistance
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Anticancer Nanotech: Protein Can Be Used To Carry Radioactive Isotopes To Cancerous Tumor
  2. September 22, 2009 - New discovery reveals fate of nanoparticles in human cells - also here
  3. September 22, 2009 - Therapeutic nanoparticles give new meaning to sugar-coating medicine - also here
  4. September 23, 2009 - Magnetic Nanoworms and Nanocrystals Deliver siRNA to Tumors
  5. September 24, 2009 - Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Catalyze Brain Tumor Death
  6. September 24, 2009 - Researchers create new strategy for highly-selective chemotherapy delivery - also here
  7. September 24, 2009 - Golden Nanotubes Detect Tumor Cells, Map Sentinel Lymph Nodes
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Incyte says psoriasis drug meets main goal, shares up
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 21, 2009 - Neuralstem gets FDA OK to test stem cell drug in humans
  2. September 22, 2009 - Stem cell hope for childhood motor neuron disease
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - Childbearing increases chance of developing the metabolic syndrome - also here
Background, Background, Background


Age-related muscle degeneration

References:
  1. September 22, 2009 - To regenerate muscle, cellular garbage men must become builders - also here
  2. September 22, 2009 - New research provides new insight into age-related muscle decline - also here
  3. September 23, 2009 - Research shows safe dosages of common pain reliever may help prevent conditions related to aging - also here
  4. September 25, 2009 - Insulin boost restores muscle growth in elderly - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Malaria parasite's resistance to top drug grows: WHO
  2. September 23, 2009 - Malaria drugs may get new lease of life
Background


High affinity cancer-reactive T cells

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Study looks at using the immune system to reduce prostate cancer risk - also here
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - New test quickly ID's active TB in smear-negative patients - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 23, 2009 - Discovery could improve hepatitis C treatment - also here
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. September 24, 2009 - Mount Sinai leads unprecedented attempt to discover rules for assembling human tissue
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. September 27, 2009 - Researchers discover a new antibacterial lead - also here
Background


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