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Volume 8, Number 45
November 9, 2009

Physical sciences

Cosmic rays
Global warming
Water on Mars
Dark matter, dark energy, and the cosmic microwave background
Neutron stars
Solar winds
Dark stars
Extrasolar planets
Filamentary structure of galaxy distribution
Dark matter
Enceladus
Kepler telescope
Earthquakes
Galaxy superclusters
Pulsars
Formation of supermassive black holes
Type1a supernovae
SETI
Large Hadron Collider
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Star forming regions
Very early galaxies
Paleoclimatology

Technology

Controlled fusion
Laser wakefield accelerators
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum entanglement
Photovoltaics
Linac Coherent Light Source
High-energy petawatt lasers
Nanotechnology
Photonic signal compression
Ultracold quantum gases
Space elevators
DNA sequencing
Nano-electron-fluidic logic

Life sciences

Organ regeneration in zebrafish
Evolution rates
Pig genome
Genes and fat metabolism in fruit flies
T cell activation
Neutrophils
Biofilms
Microbial diversity
Evolution of human complexity
Glucose, insulin signaling, and Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan
Eosinophils and immune response
Modern human origins
Experimental evolution of bet hedging
Genome 10K
Chromatin interactions
DNA cis-regulatory modules
Genome specificity of gene activity and cell type
Fat, inflammation, and Toll-like receptors
Speciation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Horse genome
Innate immunity of plants
Human microbiome
Origins of organic compounds on Earth
Hox genes and development of vertebrae
Bacterial communication

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Depression
Interaction of sensory and motor systems in speech learning
Self-awareness and the insula
Brain-imaging studies
Sleep deprivation and information processing deficit
Circadian rhythm
Very early language learning
Androgens and social behavior
Autism
Olfactory memory
Melatonin regulation of sleep
Musical training and cognitive abilities
Stress in early life and epigenetic change

Health and medicine

Lupus
Cardiovascular disease
Hepatitis B
Spinal cord regeneration
Cancer
Cancer biology
MicroRNA and cancer
AIDS
Metabolic syndrome
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Malaria
Stem cells
Immune system benefits of phytonutrients
Inflammatory bowel disease
Nanobiotechnology
Alzheimer's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Harmful effects of advanced glycation end products
Drug discovery
Multiple sclerosis
Gene therapy
Psoriasis
Antibody-recruiting molecules
Nanoparticles and DNA damage
Graves' eye disease
Saturated fatty acids and inflammation
H1N1 influenza



Physical sciences


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Cosmic rays traced to centers of star birth
  2. November 2, 2009 - Cosmic Ray Mystery Solved?
  3. November 2, 2009 - Cosmic-Ray Mystery Traced to Star-Birth Frenzy
  4. November 2, 2009 - Starburst galaxy sheds light on longstanding cosmic mystery
  5. November 2, 2009 - Fermi Telescope Detects Gamma-Ray From 'Star Factories' in Other Galaxies - also here
  6. November 3, 2009 - Origin Of Cosmic Rays: VERITAS Telescopes Help Solve 100-Year-Old Mystery - also here
  7. November 3, 2009 - Galaxy's Dying Stars Confirm Cosmic Ray Source
  8. November 30, 2009 - Seeing cosmic-ray sources
  9. December 7, 2009 - Cosmic rays hunted down: Physicists are closing in on the origin of cosmic rays - also here
  10. December 28, 2009 - A Breeding Ground for Cosmic Rays
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Mount Kilimanjaro could soon be bald
  2. November 2, 2009 - Kilimanjaro's Snows Gone by 2022?
  3. November 2, 2009 - The melting snows of Kilimanjaro
  4. November 2, 2009 - Snows Of Kilimanjaro shrinking rapidly, and likely to be lost - also here
  5. November 2, 2009 - Snow cap disappearing from Mount Kilimanjaro
  6. November 3, 2009 - Kilimanjaro snow may vanish in 20 years
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Mars gullies flow with Martian mud
  2. November 6, 2009 - Mars: Chaotic terrain between Kasei Valles and Sacra Fossae
Background


Dark matter, dark energy, and the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Precise picture of early Universe supports 'dark matter' theory
  2. November 3, 2009 - Dark Matter And Dark Energy Make Up 95 Percent Of Universe, Detailed Measurements Reveal
Background, Background, Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Research sheds new light on neutron stars
  2. November 4, 2009 - Baby Neutron Star Found Inside Supernova Remnant
  3. November 4, 2009 - Supernova mystery solved?
  4. November 4, 2009 - Carbon Atmosphere Discovered on Neutron Star - also here
  5. November 4, 2009 - Identity of Puzzling Star Revealed
  6. November 4, 2009 - Carbon swaddles baby neutron star
  7. November 10, 2009 - Supernova Mystery Solved
Background


Solar winds

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Solar winds triggered by magnetic fields
Background


Dark stars

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Stars Fueled by Dark Matter Could Hold Secrets to the Universe
Background, Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Signs of alien worlds from long ago and far, far away
  2. November 4, 2009 - Spitzer Observes a Chaotic Planetary System - also here
  3. November 5, 2009 - The CoRoT Satellite : 3 More Years To Hunt For Planets And To Listen To The Music Of Stars
Background


Filamentary structure of galaxy distribution

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Shedding Light on the Cosmic Skeleton - also here, here
  2. November 3, 2009 - Huge Galaxy Cluster Hints at Universe's Skeleton
  3. November 4, 2009 - Astronomers see universe's cosmic skeleton
  4. November 5, 2009 - Astronomers see 'skeleton' of the universe
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Dark-matter test faces obstacles
  2. November 3, 2009 - Is Dark Matter Behind the Hazy Radiation at the Milky Way's Center?
  3. November 5, 2009 - Dark Horse Challenges Dark Matter to Explain Missing Matter
  4. November 5, 2009 - Tweak Gravity: What If There Is No Dark Matter?
  5. November 12, 2009 - Do we need dark matter?
Background, Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Cassini makes deepest dive yet into Saturn moon's jets
  2. November 4, 2009 - Successful Flight Through Enceladus Plume - also here
  3. November 4, 2009 - Water Geysers on Saturn Moon Take Center Stage
  4. November 6, 2009 - Close Encounter with Saturn Moon's Fantastic Plumage
  5. November 12, 2009 - Saturn probe samples moon's ice plumes
Background


Kepler telescope

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Telescope glitch could delay discovery of alien Earths
  2. November 4, 2009 - Kepler's Twitchy Detectors
  3. November 6, 2009 - Kepler Mission Update
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Small earthquakes may not predict larger ones
  2. November 4, 2009 - Aftershocks can last for centuries
  3. November 4, 2009 - Earthquakes actually aftershocks of 19th century quakes - also here
  4. November 4, 2009 - Major quakes could be aftershocks
  5. November 4, 2009 - Quakes from the 1800s still shaking planet
  6. November 6, 2009 - More Support for Human Role in Chinese Quake
  7. November 8, 2009 - Deep creep means milder, more frequent earthquakes along Southern California's San Jacinto fault - also here
  8. November 9, 2009 - Interpreting intracontinental earthquakes
Background


Galaxy superclusters

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Giant galaxy graveyard grows
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Gamma-ray sources guide astronomers to pulsars
Background


Formation of supermassive black holes

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Vast stars fed biggest black holes
Background, Background


Type1a supernovae

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Rapid supernova could be new class of exploding star - also here
  2. November 5, 2009 - New type of supernova explosion reported; predicted by theoretical physicists
  3. November 5, 2009 - New Type of Supernova Discovered
  4. November 6, 2009 - New Type of Supernova Discovered
  5. November 6, 2009 - Mysterious supernova in a class of its own
  6. November 12, 2009 - New type of supernova lacks "oomph"
Background


SETI

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Starring Intelligent Aliens
  2. November 5, 2009 - Stars May be Cosmic Road Signs to Intelligent Aliens
Background, Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider stalled again... thanks to chunk of baguette
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Mass extinction blamed on fiery fountains of coal
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Hubble’s New Camera Delivers Another Stunner
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - 'Dropouts' pinpoint earliest galaxies - also here
  2. November 6, 2009 - Some of the Universe's First Galaxies Discovered
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - Past climate of the northern Antarctic Peninsular informs global warming debate - also here
Background



Technology


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - High-performance plasmas may make reliable, efficient fusion power a reality - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Upping the power triggers an ordered helical plasma - also here
Background


Laser wakefield accelerators

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Laser-plasma accelerators ride on Einstein's shoulders - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Electron self-injection into an evolving plasma bubble - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Breakthrough in industrial-scale nanotube processing - also here
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Creating a six-qubit cluster state
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - 3-D system based on optical fiber could provide new options for photovoltaics - also here
  2. November 4, 2009 - Light down a wire for solar power
  3. November 10, 2009 - Hidden fibres capture solar power
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Science Begins at the World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser - also here, here
Background


High-energy petawatt lasers

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Powerful laser sheds light on fast ignition and high energy density physics - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Danish nanowires have great potential - also here
  2. November 5, 2009 - 'Universal' equation describes how materials behave at nanoscale
Background


Photonic signal compression

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Compressing photonic signals for greater bandwidth
Background


Ultracold quantum gases

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Quantum gas microscope offers glimpse of quirky ultracold atoms
Background


Space elevators

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Success in 'space elevator' competition - also here
  2. November 6, 2009 - 'Space elevator' wins $900,000 NASA prize
  3. November 7, 2009 - Seattle team wins $900,000 in Space Elevator Games
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Company sequences whole human genome for $1,700
  2. November 5, 2009 - The $4400 Genome
  3. November 5, 2009 - Complete Genomics reports low-cost sequencing of 3 human genomes
Background


Nano-electron-fluidic logic

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - New Digital 'Electronics' Concept May Continue Moore's Law
Background, Background



Life sciences


Organ regeneration in zebrafish

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Unraveling the mechanisms behind organ regeneration in zebrafish - also here
Background


Evolution rates

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - There's a speed limit to the pace of evolution, biologists say - also here
Background


Pig genome

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Researchers sequence swine genome - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Scientists decode DNA of pig, a research favorite
Background


Genes and fat metabolism in fruit flies

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Slimming gene regulates body fat - also here
Background


T cell activation

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Study reveals a 'missing link' in immune response to disease - also here
Background


Neutrophils

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Researchers have immune cells running in circles - also here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Bacteria 'launch a shield' to resist attack - also here
Background


Microbial diversity

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Bacteria 'invest' wisely to survive uncertain times, scientists report - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Microbes' globe-trotting has made them less diverse
Background


Evolution of human complexity

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Study sheds light on evolution of human complexity - also here
Background


Glucose, insulin signaling, and Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - A 'spoonful of sugar' makes the worms' life span go down - also here
Background


Eosinophils and immune response

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Eosinophils In Allergy And Asthma
Background, Background


Modern human origins

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Chinese challenge to 'out of Africa' theory
Background


Experimental evolution of bet hedging

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Genetic steps to adaptation
  2. November 4, 2009 - Early Life Hedged Its Bets to Survive
  3. November 4, 2009 - Bacteria expect the unexpected: Scientists observe the emergence of a new adaptation strategy - also here
Background, Background


Genome 10K

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - 10,000 genomes to come
  2. November 4, 2009 - Scientists launch effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 vertebrates - also here
  3. November 5, 2009 - 'Genomic zoo' to unlock vertebrate secrets
Background


Chromatin interactions

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Scientists describe novel method for 3-D whole genome mapping research - also here
Background


DNA cis-regulatory modules

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Deciphering the regulatory code: Scientists take new approach to predict gene expression - also here
Background


Genome specificity of gene activity and cell type

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Importance of different cell types underestimated
Background


Fat, inflammation, and Toll-like receptors

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Why fat angers the immune system
Background, Background


Speciation

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Scientists find butterflies splitting into two species - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Scientists reveal how induced pluripotent stem cells differ from embryonic stem cells - also here
  2. November 8, 2009 - Faster route to stem-like cells
Background


Horse genome

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Genome sequence for the domestic horse unveiled
  2. November 5, 2009 - Domestic Horse Genome Sequenced
  3. November 5, 2009 - Horse genome unlocked by science
  4. November 6, 2009 - Horse genome joins sequencing stable
Background


Innate immunity of plants

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Study reveals how plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease - also here
Background


Human microbiome

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Bacteria flourish in favorite ecosystems on the human body
Background


Origins of organic compounds on Earth

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - Scientists Reproduce a Building Block of Life in Laboratory - also here
  2. November 6, 2009 - Was life founded on cyanide from space crashes?
Background


Hox genes and development of vertebrae

References:
  1. November 7, 2009 - New Role For Master Patterning Genes In Defining Number Of Vertebrae In Spine
Background


Bacterial communication

References:
  1. November 8, 2009 - Scientists visualize how bacteria talk to one another - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Depression

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Depression link to processed food
  2. November 2, 2009 - Processed, high-fat foods linked with depression
  3. November 2, 2009 - New therapy gives hope for very severe depression - also here
  4. November 7, 2009 - Hunting For The Prozac Gene
Background


Interaction of sensory and motor systems in speech learning

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Researchers unlock the 'sound of learning' by linking sensory and motor systems - also here
Background


Self-awareness and the insula

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Brain Damaged But Self-Aware
  2. November 4, 2009 - Skin helps heartbeat creep into consciousness
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Precuneus region of human and monkey brain is divided into 4 distinct regions - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Sights and sounds of emotion trigger big brain responses - also here
  3. November 5, 2009 - Study explains how smells conjure strong memories - also here
  4. November 6, 2009 - How your brain sees virtual you
Background


Sleep deprivation and information processing deficit

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Study shows that sleep deprivation can negatively affect information processing - also here
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Hydrogen peroxide may tell time for living cells - also here
Background


Very early language learning

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Babble Of Baby Reveals Language Skills
  2. November 5, 2009 - Even Babies Have "Accents," Crying Study Finds
  3. November 5, 2009 - Newborn babies may cry in their mother tongues
  4. November 5, 2009 - Babies' language learning starts from the womb - also here
  5. November 6, 2009 - Babies 'cry in mother's tongue'
Background


Androgens and social behavior

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Hormone that affects finger length key to social behavior - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Study estimates one in 91 individuals have autism
Background


Olfactory memory

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Early scents really do get 'etched' in the brain - also here
  2. November 10, 2009 - First-time odours leave their mark
  3. November 10, 2009 - Why smells from childhood mean so much
Background, Background, Background


Melatonin regulation of sleep

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Melatonin, a hormone segregated by human body, regulates sleep better than somniferous
Background


Musical training and cognitive abilities

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - Researchers Examine How Brain Benefits From Musical Training
Background


Stress in early life and epigenetic change

References:
  1. November 8, 2009 - Early life stress 'changes' genes
  2. November 8, 2009 - Early stress alters epigenome
  3. November 8, 2009 - Early life stress 'changes' genes
  4. November 12, 2009 - Early life stress has effects at the molecular level
Background



Health and medicine


Lupus

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Human Genome 2nd lupus trial succeeds - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Smokers with common autoimmune disorder at higher risk for skin damage - also here
  3. November 5, 2009 - Researchers pioneer kidney disease prediction method
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Extra heart scan needed to assess heart risk: study
  2. November 2, 2009 - Cellular Source of Most Common Type of Abnormal Heart Beat Found - also here
  3. November 2, 2009 - Can charcoal fight heart disease in kidney patients?
  4. November 2, 2009 - Combining Calcium Scoring And SPECT Imaging Gives More Accurate Read On Patients' Heart Risk
  5. November 2, 2009 - FDA won't accept Merck's application for new drug - also here
  6. November 3, 2009 - Statins may worsen symptoms in some cardiac patients - also here
  7. November 3, 2009 - Statins may prevent blood clots in patients with cardiovascular disease - also here
  8. November 3, 2009 - Estrogen and stroke risk - also here
  9. November 3, 2009 - Aspirin 'only for heart patients'
  10. November 4, 2009 - Drug that increases good cholesterol reduces clogging of arteries
  11. November 4, 2009 - NIST quantifies low levels of 'heart attack risk' protein - also here
  12. November 5, 2009 - Scientists reveal a new mechanism that increases atherosclerosis in mice
  13. November 5, 2009 - Study suggests dentists can identify patients at risk for fatal cardiovascular event - also here
  14. November 5, 2009 - Key player identified in cascade that leads to hypertension-related kidney damage - also here
  15. November 5, 2009 - Research findings key for understanding, interpreting genetic testing for long QT syndrome - also here
  16. November 5, 2009 - Small increases in phosphorus mean higher risk of heart disease - also here
  17. November 5, 2009 - Kidney function decline increases risk of heart failure and premature death - also here
  18. November 5, 2009 - Postmenopausal Women With Higher Testosterone May Have Greater Heart Disease Risk
  19. November 6, 2009 - Higher carotid arterial stenting rates associated with poorer clinical outcomes - also here
  20. November 8, 2009 - Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels May Benefit Clogged Arteries
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - How long does hepatitis B vaccine protection last?
Background


Spinal cord regeneration

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Enzyme eats scar tissue that blocks rat spine repair - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Spinal cord regeneration enabled by stabilizing, improving delivery of scar-degrading enzyme - also here
  3. November 3, 2009 - 'Scar eating' enzyme aids spine repair
  4. November 5, 2009 - Researchers explore new ways to prevent spinal cord damage using a vitamin B3 precursor - also here
  5. November 8, 2009 - Scientists devise early treatment for spine injury
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Working with poultry linked to certain cancers
  2. November 2, 2009 - Dendreon files in U.S. for prostate cancer vaccine
  3. November 2, 2009 - Preventative brain radiation for lung cancer patients: Benefits and risks - also here
  4. November 2, 2009 - Gamma knife treatment for glioblastomas shows promising results - also here
  5. November 2, 2009 - Adding proton therapy 'boost' to X-ray radiation therapy reduces prostate cancer recurrences - also here
  6. November 2, 2009 - Stereotactic radiotherapy stops lung cancer from growing in frail patients
  7. November 2, 2009 - Discovery offers potential new pancreatic cancer treatment - also here
  8. November 2, 2009 - Switching immunosuppressants reduces cancer risk in kidney
  9. November 2, 2009 - Short-term hormone therapy and intermediate dose radiation increases survivial for early stage prostate cancer - also here
  10. November 2, 2009 - New activity found for a potential anti-cancer agent
  11. November 2, 2009 - Obesity significantly increases side effects of stereotactic body radiation therapy in lung cancer patients - also here
  12. November 2, 2009 - Radiation after surgery reduces chance of melanoma returning - also here
  13. November 2, 2009 - Early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer patients at increased risk of recurrence - also here
  14. November 2, 2009 - Undetectable PSA after radiation is possible and predicts good patient outcomes - also here
  15. November 2, 2009 - Proton therapy is well-tolerated in prostate cancer patients - also here
  16. November 2, 2009 - New Method Targets Cancerous Tumors Without Harming Healthy Cells
  17. November 3, 2009 - Low cholesterol may be sign of undiagnosed cancer
  18. November 3, 2009 - Nanostructured Integrated Circuit Detects Type and Severity of Cancer
  19. November 3, 2009 - Experimental agent reduces breast cancer metastasis to bone - also here
  20. November 3, 2009 - Additional, specialized radiation not necessary for some women after mastectomy - also here
  21. November 3, 2009 - Low cholesterol may shrink risk for high-grade prostate cancer - also here
  22. November 3, 2009 - Colon cancer screening more effective earlier in day, study finds
  23. November 3, 2009 - Finding may help some tonsil cancer patients avoid chemotherapy - also here
  24. November 3, 2009 - Study finds it's safe to treat HER2-positive breast cancer with trastuzumab and adjuvant radiation - also here
  25. November 3, 2009 - Blood vessels might predict prostate cancer behavior - also here
  26. November 3, 2009 - PET Imaging Before Radiation Not Ideal For Determining Boost Radiation Doses
  27. November 3, 2009 - Cholesterol And Cancer: Answers And Some New Questions
  28. November 3, 2009 - Shorter Radiation Course As Effective As Standard Therapy For Prostate Cancer Recurrence - also here
  29. November 3, 2009 - Adapting Space-Industry Technology To Treat Breast Cancer
  30. November 3, 2009 - New Activity Found For A Potential Anti-Cancer Agent From Marine Sponges
  31. November 3, 2009 - Drug 'can kill leukaemia cells'
  32. November 3, 2009 - Low cholesterol may prevent some prostate cancers
  33. November 3, 2009 - Radiation therapy technique successfully treats pain in patients with advanced cancer - also here
  34. November 4, 2009 - Low cholesterol may be 'a sign' of cancer
  35. November 4, 2009 - Vaccine may head off genital cancer in women
  36. November 4, 2009 - Tapeworm Drug May Hold Promise For Colon Cancer, Future Research
  37. November 4, 2009 - Chemo-radiation before prostate removal may prevent cancer recurrence - also here
  38. November 4, 2009 - New treatment option emerging for some with early stage lung cancer - also here
  39. November 4, 2009 - Radiation therapy after lumpectomy for breast cancer can be safely reduced to 4 weeks - also here
  40. November 4, 2009 - Three-Week Course Of Breast Radiation May Be As Effective As Conventional 5 To 7-Week Course For Early Breast Cancers
  41. November 4, 2009 - Concurrent Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy Shows Promise In Small Cell Lung Cancer
  42. November 4, 2009 - Breast cancer changes with spread
  43. November 5, 2009 - Obesity causes 100,000 US cancer cases, group says
  44. November 5, 2009 - Red, processed meats linked to prostate cancer
  45. November 5, 2009 - Experimental vaccine cures pre-cancer vulvar growths
  46. November 5, 2009 - Green tea shows promise as chemoprevention agent for oral cancer, study finds - also here
  47. November 5, 2009 - Survival of the healthiest: Selective eradication of malignant cells - also here
  48. November 5, 2009 - First use of antibody and stem cell transplantation to successfully treat advanced leukemia - also here
  49. November 5, 2009 - Approved Lymphoma Drug Shows Promise in Early Tests Against Bone Cancer - also here
  50. November 5, 2009 - Does prostate-specific antigen velocity help in early detection prostate cancer? - also here
  51. November 5, 2009 - Researcher: 'Optical biopsy' for breast cancer increasingly accurate - also here
  52. November 5, 2009 - Newly revised guidelines for managing thyroid cancer published in Thyroid journal - also here
  53. November 5, 2009 - Higher incidence of thyroid cancer in volcanic area of Sicily
  54. November 6, 2009 - Moderate exercise may lower prostate cancer risk
  55. November 6, 2009 - 1930s drug slows tumor growth - also here
  56. November 6, 2009 - New finding suggests prostate biopsy is not always necessary - also here
  57. November 6, 2009 - PET imaging response a prognostic factor after thoracic radiation therapy for lung cancer - also here
  58. November 6, 2009 - Obesity causes 100,000 US cancers every year: study
  59. November 8, 2009 - Novel Cancer Detection Method Uses Tiny Silica Beads To Adhere To Cells
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Possible origins of pancreatic cancer revealed - also here
  2. November 3, 2009 - Researchers identify key genetic factors which can lead to cancer
  3. November 3, 2009 - Researcher studies blood vessels that feed tumors
  4. November 3, 2009 - Two genes cooperate to cause aggressive leukemia - also here
  5. November 4, 2009 - Taking aim at mysterious DNA structures in the battle against cancer
  6. November 5, 2009 - Study provides insights into the molecular basis of tumor cell behavior - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - How MicroRNAs Suppress Tumor Metastasis
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - HIV self-test proves accurate
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Researchers identify the 3 killer indicators that are even worse than high cholesterol - also here
Background, Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Scientists create fruit fly model to help unravel genetics of human diabetes - also here
  2. November 2, 2009 - Lifestyle changes may stave off diabetes for a decade
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Stereotactic radiosurgery as effective in eliminating Parkinson's disease tremors as other treatments but less invasive - also here
  2. November 3, 2009 - New findings bring hope for possible Parkinson's disease cure - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative Shares Strategy For Developing 'Next-Generation' Malaria Vaccines
  2. November 3, 2009 - Malaria vaccine hits Phase III
  3. November 3, 2009 - World's largest malaria vaccine trial now underway in 7 African countries - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 2, 2009 - Modifying Neural Stem Cells Improves Their Therapeutic Efficacy
  2. November 3, 2009 - Tissue-engineering researchers create replacement knee ligaments from recipients' own cells
  3. November 5, 2009 - Lung tissue generated from human embryonic stem cells - also here
  4. November 5, 2009 - Study shows neural stem cells in mice affected by gene associated with longevity - also here
Background


Immune system benefits of phytonutrients

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Daily dose of color may boost immunity this flu season
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Cytomegalovirus Infection May Exacerbate Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  2. November 5, 2009 - Researchers Discover Mutations in Two Genes that Cause Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Smart Drug Delivery System; Gold Nanocage Covered With Polymer That Responds To Light
  2. November 4, 2009 - Two-In-One Punch Knocks Out Drug Resistant Cancer Cells
  3. November 4, 2009 - Curry-cure? Spicing up the effectiveness of a potential disease-fighter - also here
  4. November 6, 2009 - Nanoparticles for gene therapy improve - also here
  5. November 6, 2009 - Magnetic nanoparticles to simultaneously diagnose, monitor and treat - also here
  6. November 8, 2009 - Findings show nanomedicine promising for treating spinal cord injuries - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Memory test 'spots pre-dementia'
  2. November 4, 2009 - Hybrid molecules show promise for exploring, treating Alzheimer's - also here
  3. November 4, 2009 - Metal Deficit in Mouse Brain Plaques Guides Direction of Human Alzheimer's Disease Research
  4. November 6, 2009 - Blood test identifies women at risk from Alzheimer's - also here
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 3, 2009 - Injected cells stop body from attacking self
Background


Harmful effects of advanced glycation end products

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Reduction in glycotoxins from heat-processing of foods reduces risk of chronic disease - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already existing drugs - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 4, 2009 - What part do relapses play in severe disability for people with MS? - also here
  2. November 5, 2009 - How aggressive cells invade the brain - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Scientists halt brain disease with new gene therapy - also here
  2. November 5, 2009 - Gene Therapy Halts Fatal Brain Disease
  3. November 5, 2009 - Brain disease treated by gene therapy
  4. November 5, 2009 - Gene Therapy Halts Brain Disease in Two Boys
  5. November 5, 2009 - Gene therapy technique slows ALD brain disease - also here
  6. November 5, 2009 - New gene therapy halts 2 boys' rare brain disease
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Psoriatic arthritis common in people with psoriasis
Background


Antibody-recruiting molecules

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - New Synthetic Molecules Trigger Immune Response to HIV and Prostate Cancer - also here
Background, Background


Nanoparticles and DNA damage

References:
  1. November 5, 2009 - Tiny tech sparks cell signal find
  2. November 5, 2009 - New mechanism for nano damage?
  3. November 5, 2009 - Nanoparticles can damage DNA at a distance: study
  4. November 5, 2009 - Nanoparticle safety looking more complicated
  5. November 6, 2009 - Nanoparticles could damage DNA at a distance, study suggests
  6. November 6, 2009 - Experts Criticize Nanoparticle Study
Background


Graves' eye disease

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - Researchers find new way to attack inflammation in Graves' eye disease - also here
Background


Saturated fatty acids and inflammation

References:
  1. November 6, 2009 - How Saturated Fatty Acids 'Anger' the Immune System (and How to Stop Them)
Background, Background, Background


H1N1 influenza

References:
  1. November 7, 2009 - Getting to the core of H1N1 flu deaths
Background


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