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Volume 8, Number 50
December 14, 2009


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Simulated black holes
Higgs boson
Stellar variability
Physics of networks and complex systems
Global warming
Water on Mars
Extrasolar planets
Very early galaxies
Methane on Mars
Tests of the equivalence principle
Dark energy
Closure of the Paleoasian Ocean
Active galactic nuclei
Gamma-ray emissions from Cygnus X-3
Quark colors
Fractals
Dark matter
Ocean capacity to absorb CO2
Blazars
Gamma-ray bursts
WISE telescope
Stellar jets
Large Hadron Collider
Black holes
Ocean circulation and climate change
Efimov trimers
K-T mass extinction
Star forming regions
Coronal waves

Technology

Carbon nanotubes
Brain-computer interface
MIT Mind Machine Project
Laser cooling of molecules
Nanotechnology
Plasmonic nanolasers
Computer vision
Graphene
Artificial intelligence
Advanced semiconductor technology
Terahertz technology
Spintronics
Retinal implants
Supercomputers
Photovoltaics
Robotics
Bose-Einstein condensates
3-D microchips
Light-generating transistors

Life sciences

Giant viruses
Genomics
Hygiene hypothesis
Theoretical biological physics
Reprogramming of isolated bacteria
Infective mechanism of ebola virus
DNA damage response
Heterosis
Vibrio cholerae
Infective mechanism of Trypanosoma cruzi
Infective mechanism of Toxoplasama gondii
Discontinuous evolution and speciation
Physiological effects of calorie restricted diets
Error checking for alanine in proteins
Sexual selection
Cell type change
Regulation of chromatin
Photosynthesis
Ovaries
Introns
Protein stability
Protein dynamics
Notch signaling and heart muscle
Infective mechanism of Helicobacter pylori
HRD-ubiquitin ligase
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Tryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase
Panda genome

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Antidepressants
The thalamus and sensory processing
Gene expression differences in human and chimpanzee brains
Brain-imaging studies
Memory retrieval and the hippocampus
Nicotine addiction
Testosterone and aggresssion
Human altruism, empathy, and cooperation
Hidden sensory system
Estrogen, calpain, learning, and memory
Editing fearful memories
Placebo effect
Axon regeneration
Astrocytes and morphine addiction
Protein transport in neurons
Category theory and cognitive development
Atypical neuroleptics

Health and medicine

AIDS
Cancer
Cancer biology
Cardiovascular disease
Tuberculosis
Stem cells
MicroRNA and cancer
Cancer stem cells
Obesity
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Alzheimer's disease
Childhood trauma and adult health risk
Harmful immune system effects of dietary fat
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology
Cell therapy for brain damage
Diabetes
Asthma
Parkinson's disease
Antibiotics
H1N1 flu virus mechanism of immune system evasion
Dietary fat and weight gain
Rheumatoid arthritis
Malaria
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish eggs



Physical sciences


Simulated black holes

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Scientists Generate Black Hole Radiation in the Lab
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Hunt for Higgs boson: Mass of top quark narrows search - also here
  2. December 10, 2009 - Higgs could reveal itself in dark-matter collisions
Background


Stellar variability

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Brightness variations of sun-like stars: The mystery deepens - also here
  2. December 7, 2009 - Mystery of Changing Star Brightness Deepens
Background


Physics of networks and complex systems

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Facebook (and Systems Biologists) Take Note: Network Analysis Reveals True Connections - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - Physics rules network dynamics - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Met Office to release records that show global temperature rise
  2. December 7, 2009 - Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say
  3. December 8, 2009 - Global Warming "Marches On"; Past Decade Hottest Known
  4. December 8, 2009 - Scientists at Climate Talks Say Major Changes to the Nitrogen Cycle Cannot Be Ignored
  5. December 8, 2009 - Sea Level Could Rise from 0.75 to 1.9 Meters This Century
  6. December 8, 2009 - This decade 'warmest on record'
  7. December 8, 2009 - UN: 2000-2009 could be Earth's warmest decade ever
  8. December 8, 2009 - No Slowdown of Global Warming, Agency Says
  9. December 9, 2009 - Past decade set to be warmest on record
  10. December 9, 2009 - Earth warming over past 150 years
  11. December 9, 2009 - Earth's response to CO2 underestimated
  12. December 10, 2009 - Climate projections underestimate CO2 impact
  13. December 10, 2009 - Dow Jones Index for Climate Change
  14. December 10, 2009 - Measuring Impact of Climate Change from Space: Gravity Measurements Shed Light on Key Questions
  15. December 10, 2009 - UK Met Office warns carbon emissions must peak by 2020
  16. December 10, 2009 - Emissions 'higher than reported'
  17. December 10, 2009 - Global average temperature may hit record level in 2010
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - "Free Spirit" Effort Hits a Snag
  2. December 9, 2009 - Evidence of water in sand Mars rover's stuck in
  3. December 10, 2009 - The Meandering Channels of Mars
  4. December 10, 2009 - Key to Mars Channel Mystery May be on Earth
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Exoplanet claim bites the dust
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Hubble's Deepest View of Universe Unveils Never-Before-Seen Galaxies - also here, here
  2. December 8, 2009 - Hubble's Deepest View of Universe Unveils Never-Before-Seen Galaxies
  3. December 8, 2009 - Hubble Telescope Spots Most Distant Galaxies
  4. December 8, 2009 - Hubble sees most distant galaxies
  5. December 8, 2009 - Hubble sees to edge of universe
  6. December 8, 2009 - Hubble spies never-before-seen galaxies
  7. December 8, 2009 - Reinvigorated Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Most Distant Galaxies Yet
  8. December 16, 2009 - Hubble Goes Deep(est) Again
  9. December 24, 2009 - Researchers claim most distant galaxies yet
Background, Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Mars methane 'not from meteors'
Background


Tests of the equivalence principle

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Does weak equivalence break down at the quantum level?
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Aussie galaxy survey to lead to 'new physics'
Background


Closure of the Paleoasian Ocean

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Study on land plant fossils shows Paleoasian Ocean disappeared about 251 million years ago
Background


Active galactic nuclei

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Astronomer mines Spitzer Space Telescope data for massive starbursts
  2. December 10, 2009 - Scientists observe super-massive black holes using Keck Observatory in Hawaii - also here
  3. December 10, 2009 - Galaxy Collision Switches on Black Hole
Background, Background


Gamma-ray emissions from Cygnus X-3

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Solving the Mysteries of Enigmatic Binary Star System Cygnus X-3
Background, Background


Quark colors

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Quark Colors Unbound
Background


Fractals

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Geeky Math Equation Creates Beautiful 3-D World
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Dark Matter Discovered? Don't Bet on It
Background


Ocean capacity to absorb CO2

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Oceans' Uptake of Manmade Carbon May Be Slowing
Background, Background


Blazars

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Fermi sees brightest-ever blazar flare - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - Brightest Gamma-Ray Flare in Universe Spotted
Background, Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Magnetic Power Revealed in Gamma-Ray Burst Jet - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Huge Cosmic Explosions Fueled by Magnetism
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - NASA's WISE Set to Blast Off and Map the Skies
  2. December 9, 2009 - WISE Satellite Set to Map the Infrared Universe
  3. December 10, 2009 - Heat-seeking WISE spacecraft to scan the skies
  4. December 10, 2009 - WISE Launch Delayed 24 Hours
Background


Stellar jets

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Astronomers Recreate Stellar Jet With Laser Blast
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - World-Record Energy Collisions Achieved at Large Hadron Collider
  2. December 9, 2009 - Collider Meets Its Goal for Power
  3. December 9, 2009 - Atom smasher catches 1st high energy collisions
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole's Disk - also here, here, here
Background


Ocean circulation and climate change

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Understanding ocean climate - also here
  2. December 10, 2009 - In Deep Water: Will Essential Ocean Currents Be Altered by Climate Change?
  3. December 11, 2009 - New discoveries could improve climate projections - also here
Background, Background


Efimov trimers

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Physicists Find Reappearing Quantum Trios - also here, here, here
  2. December 16, 2009 - Strange Physical Theory Proved After Nearly 40 Years
  3. January 5, 2010 - Ultracold atom experiment confirms universal series of states
Background, Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Dinosaurs broiled, not grilled
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - VISTA: Pioneering new survey telescope starts work - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - First Photos by VISTA Telescope Are Stunning
  3. December 11, 2009 - UK's Vista telescope takes stunning images of space
  4. December 14, 2009 - New Infrared Telescope's Awesome First Images
Background


Coronal waves

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - A New View of Coronal Waves
Background



Technology


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Nanotubes + ink + paper = equal instant battery - also here
  2. December 7, 2009 - Printed capacitors with carbon nanotube ink and Xerox paper
  3. December 7, 2009 - Carbon Nanotubes Turn Office Paper into Batteries
  4. December 8, 2009 - Batteries made from nanotubes ... and paper
  5. December 8, 2009 - A Battery Made With Paper
  6. December 8, 2009 - Battery made of paper charges up
  7. December 9, 2009 - New techniques make carbon-based integrated circuits more practical
  8. December 10, 2009 - Scientists say paper battery could be in the works
  9. December 11, 2009 - Fujitsu Announces World's First Operation of 100W-Class Amplifiers Employing Carbon Nanotubes
  10. December 17, 2009 - Paper battery could boost energy storage
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Researchers show brain waves can 'write' on a computer in early tests - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Wireless Brain-to-Computer Connection Synthesizes Speech
Background


MIT Mind Machine Project

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Rethinking artificial intelligence: Researchers hope to produce 'co-processors' for the human mind
Background


Laser cooling of molecules

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Using lasers to cool and manipulate molecules
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Metamaterials could reduce friction in nanomachines - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - New silicon-germanium nanowires could lead to smaller, more powerful electronic devices
  3. December 10, 2009 - Argonne scientists to control attractive force for nanoelectromechanical systems
Background


Plasmonic nanolasers

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Research is shattering traditioinal notions of laser limits - also here
Background, Background


Computer vision

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Better Way for Computers to 'See' Combines Molecular Biology and Gaming Hardware
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Fractional charges seen in graphene
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Rethinking artificial intelligence: Researchers hope to produce 'co-processors' for the human mind
  2. December 8, 2009 - Science goes back to basics on AI
Background


Advanced semiconductor technology

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Gallium nitride transistor could replace silicon
  2. December 8, 2009 - Life after silicon: Using exotic materials to help microchips keep improving
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Solid Material Made Transparent to Terahertz Waves - also here, here
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Toshiba develops essential technology for spintronics-based MOS field-effect transistor
Background


Retinal implants

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Researchers develop the next generation of retinal implants
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Germany unveils world's largest weather supercomputer
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Solar - Bridging the gap
  2. December 11, 2009 - Elusive 'hot' electrons captured in ultra-thin solar cells - also here
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Robotic Perception, On Purpose
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Synthetic magnetic fields
Background


3-D microchips

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - 3-D microchips for more powerful and environmentally friendly computers - also here
Background


Light-generating transistors

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Light-generating transistors to power labs on chips
Background



Life sciences


Giant viruses

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - New giant virus discovered
  2. December 8, 2009 - Hungry Amoebas Spawn Biggest Viruses Ever
  3. December 8, 2009 - Marseillevirus, new giant virus discovered
Background


Genomics

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Software models aid gene expression toxin study
Background


Hygiene hypothesis

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Microbes help mothers protect kids from allergies - also here
  2. December 8, 2009 - Think again about keeping little ones so squeaky clean - also here
Background, Background


Theoretical biological physics

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Bacteria offer insights into human decision making - also here
Background, Background


Reprogramming of isolated bacteria

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - One Can Act Without Group Support; Even in the Bacterial World
Background


Infective mechanism of ebola virus

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Scientists reveal key structure from ebola virus - also here
Background


DNA damage response

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - New molecule identified in DNA damage response - also here
Background


Heterosis

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Superior offspring without genetic modification
Background


Vibrio cholerae

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Cholera bacteria show adaptability to changing environments
Background


Infective mechanism of Trypanosoma cruzi

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Parasite evades death by promoting host cell survival - also here
Background


Infective mechanism of Toxoplasama gondii

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - New Clues Into How Invasive Parasite Spreads
Background


Discontinuous evolution and speciation

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - New species evolve in bursts
  2. December 11, 2009 - Evolution may take giant leaps
Background


Physiological effects of calorie restricted diets

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - How calorie-restricted diets fight obesity and extend life span - also here
Background


Error checking for alanine in proteins

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Researchers uncover chemical basis for extra 'quality control' in protein production - also here
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Female birds -- acting just like the guys -- become sexual show-offs in cooperative breeding species - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - In Some Bird Species, Even Females Are Pretty
  3. December 9, 2009 - When feminine beauty thrives on competition
  4. December 15, 2009 - Biologist Shows Female Birds of a Feather Compete Together
Background


Cell type change

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Newly discovered mechanism allows cells to change state - also here
Background


Regulation of chromatin

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Geneticist reveals molecular view of key epigenetic regulator - also here
Background, Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - How Dinoflagellates Protect Themselves During Photosynthesis
  2. December 11, 2009 - 'Extreme' genes shed light on origins of photosynthesis
Background


Ovaries

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - One gene keeps ovaries female
  2. December 10, 2009 - Ovaries reveal their inner testes
  3. December 10, 2009 - A Delicate Balance of Sexual Identity
  4. December 10, 2009 - Ovaries must suppress their inner male - also here
  5. December 11, 2009 - Ovaries constantly suppressing their inner male
  6. December 11, 2009 - Ovaries under constant pressure to be male
Background


Introns

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Introns: A mystery renewed - also here
Background


Protein stability

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Researchers discover a way to strengthen proteins
Background


Protein dynamics

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Reaching the summit of protein dynamics - also here
Background


Notch signaling and heart muscle

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - From fruit fly wings to heart failure -- why Not(ch)? - also here
Background


Infective mechanism of Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Bacterial protein mimics its host to disable a key enzyme - also here
Background


HRD-ubiquitin ligase

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Researchers identify a scaffold regulating protein disposal - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. December 13, 2009 - Stem-cell induction made simpler
  2. December 13, 2009 - Stem-cell induction made simpler
Background


Tryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase

References:
  1. December 13, 2009 - Scientists crack mystery of protein's dual function - also here
Background


Panda genome

References:
  1. December 13, 2009 - Giant Panda Genome Reveals Why It Eats Shoots and Leaves
  2. December 13, 2009 - Panda genome resembles dog: Chinese media
  3. December 13, 2009 - Genome reveals panda's carnivorous side
  4. December 14, 2009 - Panda genome completed using short-read sequencing
  5. December 14, 2009 - Giant panda genome unveiled
  6. December 15, 2009 - China celebrates panda genome
  7. December 15, 2009 - Genome study finds pandas similar to dogs
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Antidepressants

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Antidepressants may make people less neurotic
  2. December 7, 2009 - Antidepressant Can Change Patient's Personality
  3. December 8, 2009 - Depression medication may offer mood lift via personality shift
  4. December 8, 2009 - Most antidepressants miss key target of clinical depression - also here
  5. December 8, 2009 - Drugs change personality in depressed, study finds
  6. December 12, 2009 - Antidepressant May Change Personality While Relieving Symptoms
Background


The thalamus and sensory processing

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - The thalamus, middleman of the brain, becomes a sensory conductor - also here
Background


Gene expression differences in human and chimpanzee brains

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Transcription factors guide differences in human and chimp brain function - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Brain scans show distinctive patterns in people with generalized anxiety disorder - also here
  2. December 8, 2009 - Brain imaging shows kids' PTSD symptoms linked to poor hippocampus function
  3. December 9, 2009 - Scientists discover first evidence of brain rewiring in children - also here
  4. December 9, 2009 - Brain activity exposes those who break promises - also here
Background


Memory retrieval and the hippocampus

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Research sheds light on memorial retrieval - also here
Background, Background


Nicotine addiction

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Rat Model Shows Tobacco Smoke Exposure Induces Brain Changes Indicative of Nicotine Dependence
Background


Testosterone and aggresssion

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Testosterone link to aggression may be all in the mind
  2. December 8, 2009 - Does Testosterone Have a Bad Rap?
  3. December 8, 2009 - Testosterone does not induce aggression - also here
  4. December 9, 2009 - Testosterone won't make you aggro: study
  5. December 9, 2009 - Testosterone link to aggression 'all in the mind'
Background


Human altruism, empathy, and cooperation

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest' - also here
Background


Hidden sensory system

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Researchers finds hidden sensory system in the skin - also here
Background


Estrogen, calpain, learning, and memory

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Cut out the (estrogen) middleman - also here
Background, Background


Editing fearful memories

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Scientists find way to block fearful memories - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Fear memories erased without drugs
  3. December 9, 2009 - Erasing Scary Memories Is a Matter of Timing
  4. December 9, 2009 - Non-invasive technique blocks a conditioned fear in humans
  5. December 10, 2009 - Noninvasive Technique to Rewrite Fear Memories Developed
  6. December 10, 2009 - Humans 'have six-hour window' to erase memories of fear
Background


Placebo effect

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Mechanism for placebo effect discovered
Background


Axon regeneration

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Coaxing injured nerve fibers to regenerate by disabling 'brakes' in the system - also here
Background


Astrocytes and morphine addiction

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - New clues emerge for understanding morphine addiction - also here
Background


Protein transport in neurons

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Stem cell derived neurons for research relevant to Alzheimer's and Niemann-Pick type C diseases - also here
Background, Background, Background


Category theory and cognitive development

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Old math reveals new thinking in children's cognitive development - also here
Background


Atypical neuroleptics

References:
  1. December 13, 2009 - New biosensors reveal workings of anti-psychotic drugs in the living brain - also here
Background



Health and medicine


AIDS

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Gene Hijacked By HIV Ancestor Suggests New Way to Block Viral Reproduction
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Lonely rats more prone to breast cancer
  2. December 7, 2009 - U.S. cancer rates continue their decline: report
  3. December 7, 2009 - Rituxan prolongs survival in adult-leukemia study
  4. December 7, 2009 - Genzyme says combo approach aids leukemia patients
  5. December 7, 2009 - Celgene's Revlimid slowed progression of myeloma
  6. December 7, 2009 - Onyx drug shows promise in multiple myeloma study - also here
  7. December 7, 2009 - Cephalon's Treanda tops CHOP chemo in NHL - study
  8. December 7, 2009 - New platinum compound shows promise in tumor cells - also here
  9. December 7, 2009 - Coffee Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer - also here
  10. December 7, 2009 - Drug shows positive responses, low side-effects in multiple myeloma
  11. December 7, 2009 - Drug shows promise for T315I-mutated chronic myeloid leukemia
  12. December 7, 2009 - Second-line CML drugs evoke faster response than front-line therapy
  13. December 7, 2009 - New hope for diagnosis and treatment of intractable pediatric brain tumors - also here
  14. December 7, 2009 - Genetic variations indicate risk of recurrence, secondary cancer among head and neck cancer patients - also here
  15. December 7, 2009 - In cancer-ridden rats, loneliness can kill - also here
  16. December 7, 2009 - Delivering medicine directly into a tumor - also here
  17. December 7, 2009 - Experts: Colon cancer deaths could make big drop - also here
  18. December 8, 2009 - Exercise can benefit men with prostate cancer
  19. December 8, 2009 - Study finds benefits of soy after breast cancer
  20. December 8, 2009 - Rare observations of metastasis in real time
  21. December 8, 2009 - Best choice for chronic leukemia treatment may change
  22. December 8, 2009 - Pistachios may reduce lung cancer risk - also here
  23. December 8, 2009 - Exercise reduces death rate in prostate cancer patients - also here
  24. December 8, 2009 - Antioxidant compound reduced incidence of colorectal metachronous adenomas - also here
  25. December 8, 2009 - Hops compound may prevent prostate cancer - also here
  26. December 8, 2009 - Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference - also here
  27. December 8, 2009 - Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risk of colon cancer - also here
  28. December 8, 2009 - Decline in breast cancer: Not just because of hormone therapy - also here
  29. December 8, 2009 - Combination therapy with midostaurin improves survival of AML patients with FLT3 mutations, phase 1 - also here
  30. December 8, 2009 - Autologous stem cell transplantation for soft tissue sarcoma: insufficient research into therapy - also here
  31. December 8, 2009 - The utility of EUS and CEH-EUS in the diagnosis of small pancreatic tumors
  32. December 8, 2009 - New international study targets rare cancer bringing hope for advanced thymic cancer patients
  33. December 8, 2009 - Women with breast cancer who consume soy food have lower risk of cancer recurrence - also here
  34. December 8, 2009 - Possible ovarian cancer treatment target identified - also here
  35. December 8, 2009 - Coffee could help cut prostate cancer risk, says study
  36. December 8, 2009 - Loneliness makes cancer 'more likely and deadly'
  37. December 8, 2009 - Study: Eating Soy Is Safe for Breast-Cancer Survivors
  38. December 9, 2009 - Roche reports progress in breast cancer treatment
  39. December 9, 2009 - Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs
  40. December 9, 2009 - Decline of hormone therapy decreases breast cancer cases, analysis finds
  41. December 9, 2009 - A new mouse could help understand how some lung cancer cells evade drug treatment - also here
  42. December 9, 2009 - Sonic Hedgehog variations linked to recurrence, survival and response to therapy of bladder cancer - also here
  43. December 9, 2009 - Advances in Diagnosing and Treating Leukemia and Myeloproliferative Disorders
  44. December 9, 2009 - Blood Cancers: New Research Demonstrates Advances in Optimizing Treatments and Quality of Life
  45. December 10, 2009 - Chemotherapy boosts breast cancer survival: study - also here, here
  46. December 10, 2009 - Osteoporosis meds may cut breast cancer risk: study - also here
  47. December 10, 2009 - Alcohol may raise chances of breast cancer return
  48. December 10, 2009 - Amgen's denosumab reduces cancer bone risk-study
  49. December 10, 2009 - Finding the Achilles' heel of cancer - also here
  50. December 10, 2009 - Neurosurgeon helps draft new treatment guidelines for brain metastases - also here
  51. December 10, 2009 - Alcohol consumption increases risk of breast cancer recurrence - also here
  52. December 10, 2009 - Obesity linked with poorer breast cancer outcomes - also here
  53. December 10, 2009 - MRI detects breast cancer at earlier stage - also here
  54. December 10, 2009 - Chemo Benefit in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer, but Subset of Patients May Not Benefit
  55. December 10, 2009 - Studies: Bone drugs may help prevent breast cancer - also here
  56. December 10, 2009 - Trial launched into neuroblastoma child cancer
  57. December 10, 2009 - Mammogram Math
  58. December 11, 2009 - Nexavar may help breast cancer drugs work longer - also here
  59. December 11, 2009 - Targeted therapy prolongs life in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer - also here
  60. December 11, 2009 - Disease-free, overall survival inferior for black women with HR-positive breast cancer - also here
  61. December 11, 2009 - Landmark study confirms chemotherapy benefit in breast cancer patients
  62. December 11, 2009 - Anti-estrogens may offer protection against lung cancer mortality - also here
  63. December 11, 2009 - Most Oncologists Feel New Genetic Test for Tamoxifen Sensitivity Not Ready for the Clinic
  64. December 11, 2009 - Alcohol link to breast cancer recurrence
  65. December 11, 2009 - Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival - also here
  66. December 12, 2009 - Antibody-guided drug shows encouraging activity in metastatic breast cancer
  67. December 12, 2009 - Novel detection method unmasks circulating breast cancer cells - also here
  68. December 12, 2009 - Researchers say breast cancer survival improves Herceptin used with chemotherapy - also here
  69. December 12, 2009 - Study questions true favorability of rare breast cancer type - also here
  70. December 13, 2009 - Scientists use nanosensors for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood - also here
  71. December 13, 2009 - 'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer - also here, here, here
  72. December 13, 2009 - Clinical trial advances new approach to re-sensitizing breast cancer - also here
  73. December 14, 2009 - Nano-test quickly detects cancer
  74. December 14, 2009 - Blood tests detect cancer
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Study shows gene positions may aid cancer diagnosis - also here
  2. December 7, 2009 - Researchers prove key cancer theory
  3. December 7, 2009 - New understanding of how to prevent destruction of a tumor suppressor - also here
  4. December 9, 2009 - Study Describes Novel Model of Skin Cancer - also here
  5. December 9, 2009 - Why cancer cells just won't die - also here
  6. December 9, 2009 - A new target for lymphoma therapy - also here
  7. December 10, 2009 - Scientists find way to catalog all that goes wrong in a cancer cell - also here
  8. December 11, 2009 - Scientists identify natural anti-cancer defenses - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Body mass and waist size can predict heart disease
  2. December 7, 2009 - Higher risk for heart disease and diabetes associated with androgen deprivation therapy - also here
  3. December 8, 2009 - BMI and waist circumference - also here
  4. December 8, 2009 - Rapid cardiac biomarker testing system developed by Singapore scientists - also here
  5. December 8, 2009 - Bone marrow cells may significantly reduce risk of second heart attack - also here
  6. December 8, 2009 - New imaging technique reveals different heart motions by age, gender - also here
  7. December 9, 2009 - High-fat low-carb diets could mean significant heart risk
  8. December 10, 2009 - Common heart rhythm problem on the rise in the U.S.
  9. December 10, 2009 - Potential new heart attack biomarker uncovered - also here
  10. December 11, 2009 - Moderate weight loss in obese people improves heart function - also here
  11. December 11, 2009 - Modifiable Risk Factors for Heart Disease Identified
  12. December 11, 2009 - FDA confirms benefits of Crestor in more patients - also here
  13. December 12, 2009 - Hyperglycemia: New Mechanism Underlying Cardiovascular Disease Described
  14. December 13, 2009 - Body clock link to heart disease
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Hopes of new drugs, vaccines for tuberculosis
  2. December 10, 2009 - Mechanism discovered by which body's cells encourage tuberculosis infection - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Researchers identify new stem cell - also here
  2. December 7, 2009 - Study Results Suggest Adult Stem Cells May Help Repair Muscle Cells Damaged by Heart Attack
  3. December 8, 2009 - Researchers demonstrate that stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV - also here
  4. December 8, 2009 - Umbilical stem cells may help recover lost vision for those with corneal disease - also here
  5. December 8, 2009 - Supportive materials will help regenerate heart tissue - also here
  6. December 8, 2009 - Researchers Launch Phase II Trial of Stem Cells and Acute Heart Attack
  7. December 9, 2009 - Stem cells 'to treat cloudy cornea'
  8. December 10, 2009 - Researchers show 'trigger' to stem cell differentiation - also here
  9. December 10, 2009 - Successful stem cell therapy for treatment of eye disease - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Tiny RNA has big impact on lung cancer tumors - also here
Background, Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, study finds - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - Experimental drug kills breast cancer stem cells - also here
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Type 2 diabetes gene predisposes children to obesity - also here
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Scientists chase deadly MRSA bacteria with new models
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - HIV-related memory loss linked to Alzheimer's protein - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Family's inherited condition links prion diseases, Alzheimer's
  3. December 9, 2009 - Low-density lipoprotein receptor reduces damage in Alzheimer's brain - also here
  4. December 10, 2009 - Extended youthfulness as a prevention for Alzheimer's disease - also here
  5. December 10, 2009 - Delaying the Aging Process Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease - also here, here
Background


Childhood trauma and adult health risk

References:
  1. December 7, 2009 - Childhood traumas linger as health risk factors for adults
  2. December 8, 2009 - Difficult Childhood May Increase Disease Risk in Adulthood
Background, Background, Background


Harmful immune system effects of dietary fat

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Fatty food can weaken the immune system - also here
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Gene therapy and stem cells save limb - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 8, 2009 - Nanomedicine: ending 'hit and miss' design
Background


Cell therapy for brain damage

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Nerve-cell transplants help brain-damaged rats fully recover lost ability to learn - also here
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Study identifies genetic predeterminants for diabetes in African-Americans - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - Study shows how gene action may lead to diabetes prevention, cure - also here
  3. December 11, 2009 - Chinese-American and Korean-American women at highest risk for diabetes in pregnancy - also here
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. December 9, 2009 - Potential cancer drug may offer new hope for asthma patients - also here
  2. December 9, 2009 - Cancer trial drug hope for asthma patients
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Irregular arm swing may point to Parkinson's disease - also here
  2. December 11, 2009 - RXR activation -- hope for new Parkinson's disease treatment - also here
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Drug kills cells through novel mechanism - also here
Background


H1N1 flu virus mechanism of immune system evasion

References:
  1. December 10, 2009 - Study reveals H1N1 unexpected weakness - also here
Background, Background


Dietary fat and weight gain

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Fat in diet won't affect weight gain over time
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Roche arthritis drug effective in late-stage study
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Asian Mutation Protects Against Malaria
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids in fish eggs

References:
  1. December 11, 2009 - Roe of marine animals is best natural source of omega-3 - also here
Background


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