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Volume 8, Number 51
December 21, 2009


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

WISE telescope
Mantle plumes
Extrasolar planets
Electroweak stars
Protoplanetary discs
T2K neutrino experiment
Black holes
Frequency entanglement of photons
Water on Mars
Global warming
Large Hadron Collider
Red giant stars
Binary star formation
Exobiology
Climate modeling
Paleoclimatology
Earthquakes
Star forming regions
Information-theoretic approach to quantum gravity
Gravitational waves
Cosmic infrared background
Low-angle normal faults
Dark matter
Hydrocarbons on Titan
Supernova remnants
Enceladus
Ocean acidification

Technology

Photonic computing
Quantum encryption
Robotics
Semiconductor lasers
Microfluidics
Photovoltaics
Quantum computing
Storing light in Bose-Einstein condensates
Superconducting magnets
Bose-Einstein condensates
16-nanometer chip technology
Nanotechnology
Long lasers
Molecular computing
Organic flash memory
Graphene
Terahertz technology
Faster DNA sequencing

Life sciences

SIRT1, somatropic signaling, and calorie restriction
Abiotic synthesis of organic compounds from "Prussian blue"
RNA splicing
Salamander limb regeneration
Tendons and skeleton in embryonic development
Genes, epigenetics, population heterogeneity, and evolution
Telomeres, youthful appearance, and lonvevity
Ancient Eurpean hominins
Bacterial electrokinesis
Potential disease-related alleles with parent-dependent effects
Cancer genomes
Cell movement
3-D spatial organization of genomes
Detection of glycated proteins
Antiviral proteins
Cellular benefits of glucose restriction
Mechanism of Salmonella infection
Mitochondrial movement and actin
Dorsal and patterning in embryonic development
Heme channels
Organization of hominin living spaces
Halophilic bacteria
Apoptosis
Biofilms
DNA replication
Histone code
Cell-type dependence of effects of genome variations

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Cultural relativity of cognition
Math1, proprioception, and interoception
Modeling neural circuits for probabalistic inference
Spatial-sequence synesthesia
Sign language
SIRT1 and appetite
Evolutionary psychology
Neural activity in memory formation and retrieval
Spatial processing in the right brain
Understanding of written language
Nervous system benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Glutamate and the reward system
PDE4 and sleep deprivation
Learning styles
Neurogenesis and maternal behavior
Number synesthesia
Brain-imaging studies
Neurobiological mechanisms of the effects of cannabis use
Genetics of substance addiction
Decline of memory recall with age
Social networks

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes
Health benefits of physical activity
AIDS
Stem cells
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer
Cancer biology
Inflammation pathways
Cardiovascular disease
Celiac disease
Tissue engineering
Immune system response to H1N1 influenza
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis C
Inflammatory bowel disease
Vaccine adjuvants
Metabolic syndrome
Host-virus interactions of influenza viruses
Antibiotics



Physical sciences


WISE telescope

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Infrared space telescope launched from California
  2. December 14, 2009 - WISE satellite blasts off on space-map mission - also here, here
  3. December 14, 2009 - NASA launches sky surveyor
  4. December 14, 2009 - US sky survey probe set to launch
  5. December 14, 2009 - Nasa sky survey probe blasts off
  6. December 14, 2009 - NASA launches new mapping spacecraft
  7. December 14, 2009 - WISE: A Very Cool Space Telescope
  8. December 16, 2009 - Heat-seeking telescope blasts into orbit
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Yellowstone's plumbing exposed - also here
  2. December 15, 2009 - Under Yellowstone, Magma Pocket 20 Larger Than Thought
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - New planet discoveries suggest low-mass planets are common around nearby stars - also here
  2. December 14, 2009 - Super-Earths Found Around Sun-Like Stars
  3. December 15, 2009 - Super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars
  4. December 15, 2009 - Super-Earths found orbiting sun-like stars
  5. December 15, 2009 - 'Super-Earths' orbit nearby stars
  6. December 16, 2009 - Super-Earth found close by, may host water
  7. December 16, 2009 - Nearby "Super Earth" May Have Oceans, Thick Atmosphere
  8. December 16, 2009 - Most Earth-Like Extrasolar Planet Found Right Next Door
  9. December 16, 2009 - Astronomers Find Super-Earth Using Amateur, Off-the-Shelf Technology - also here
  10. December 16, 2009 - Giant Planet Set for a Cataclysmic Show - also here
  11. December 16, 2009 - Nearby Super-Earth May Be a Waterworld
  12. December 16, 2009 - Is exoplanet a 'waterworld'?
  13. December 16, 2009 - Watery "Super Earth" spotted 40 light years from us
  14. December 16, 2009 - A Sultry World Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star
  15. December 16, 2009 - Astronomers Begin to Uncover Nearby "Super-Earths"
  16. December 17, 2009 - Astronomers find Earth-like 'waterworld'
  17. December 17, 2009 - Water-rich alien world discovered
  18. December 17, 2009 - Avatar's moon Pandora could be real - also here
  19. December 18, 2009 - A Weird, Wonderful Waterworld?
  20. December 27, 2009 - Moons Like Avatar's Pandora Could Be Found
  21. January 5, 2010 - Astronomers predict discovery of Avatar moon
Background


Electroweak stars

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Theorists propose a new way to shine -- and a new kind of star - also here
  2. December 16, 2009 - Where quantum chromodynamics meets gravity
  3. December 18, 2009 - 'Electroweak' stars predicted
  4. January 22, 2010 - New Type of Exotic Star Proposed
Background, Background


Protoplanetary discs

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Born in beauty: Proplyds in the Orion Nebula - also here
  2. December 14, 2009 - 'Space Jellyfish' and Cosmic Blobs Seen by Hubble Telescope
Background


T2K neutrino experiment

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Scientists shed light on a mysterious particle - also here
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Black Hole Found to Be Much Closer to Earth Than Previously Thought
  2. December 15, 2009 - Black Hole Closer to Earth Than Thought
  3. December 17, 2009 - Studying how black holes grow
Background


Frequency entanglement of photons

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - From polarization entanglement to color entanglement
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Deposits in Martian Trough Point to Complex Hydrological Past - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Arctic trees will make things warmer
  2. December 15, 2009 - NASA Outlines Recent Breakthroughs in Greenhouse Gas Research - also here
  3. December 15, 2009 - Black Carbon Deposits on Himalayan Ice Threaten Earth's 'Third Pole'
  4. December 15, 2009 - Is Soot the Culprit Behind Melting Himalayan Glaciers?
  5. December 15, 2009 - Texas A&M researcher plays key role in NASA's greenhouse gas project - also here
  6. December 16, 2009 - Sea level rise may exceed worst expectations
  7. December 16, 2009 - Study: Earth's polar ice sheets vulnerable to even moderate global warming - also here
  8. December 16, 2009 - How to Slow Climate Change for Just $15 Billion
  9. December 17, 2009 - Low-end temp predictions may bring 6-meter ocean level rise
  10. December 17, 2009 - IEA: Energy Revolution Required to Combat Climate Change
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider produces first physics results - also here
  2. December 18, 2009 - Big Bang collider sets new record
  3. December 18, 2009 - Large Hadron Collider preparing 2010 new science restart
Background


Red giant stars

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Close-up photos of dying star show our sun's fate - also here
  2. December 16, 2009 - Dying star previews our own Sun's fate
  3. December 21, 2009 - A New Method of Estimating Stellar Distances
  4. January 19, 2010 - Deathbed Star Gives Sneak Peek of Our Sun's Demise
Background


Binary star formation

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - First Direct Imaging of a Young Binary System
Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter may have conditions needed for life - also here
  2. December 17, 2009 - How to Find Signs of Life on Mars - also here
  3. December 17, 2009 - How water forms where Earth-like planets are born
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Climate Wizard makes large databases of climate information visual, accessible
  2. December 17, 2009 - Computer simulation strengthens link between climate change and release of subsea methane
  3. December 17, 2009 - Soil Microorganisms? Role Cited as a Missing Factor in Climate Change Equation - also here
  4. December 18, 2009 - Computer-simulated Thunderstorms with Ice Clouds Reveal Insights for Next-generation Computer Models
  5. December 18, 2009 - Chicken or Egg Question Looms Over Climate Debate
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - From greenhouse to icehouse -- reconstructing the environment of the Voring Plateau - also here
  2. December 20, 2009 - Global warming likely to be amplified by slow changes to Earth systems - also here
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Tremors between slip events: More evidence of great quake danger to Seattle - also here
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Hubble's Festive View of a Grand Star-Forming Region - also here
  2. December 15, 2009 - Stellar Nursery
  3. December 16, 2009 - Inside the dark heart of the Eagle - also here
  4. December 16, 2009 - Dark Heart of a Nebula Finally Photographed
  5. December 16, 2009 - Herschel space telescope captures birth of stars
  6. December 18, 2009 - Herschel space observatory captures the birth of stars
  7. December 21, 2009 - Herschel Space Observatory sees stars being born
Background


Information-theoretic approach to quantum gravity

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Proposed Spacetime Structure Could Provide Hints for Quantum Gravity Theory
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Black Holes in Star Clusters stir up Time and Space - also here
Background


Cosmic infrared background

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Herschel Space Telescope uncovers the sources of the Cosmic Infrared Background - also here
Background


Low-angle normal faults

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Fault weaknesses, the center cannot hold for some geologic faults - also here
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Experiment detects particles of dark matter, maybe
  2. December 17, 2009 - Two direct hits in dark matter hunt
  3. December 17, 2009 - Wimpy Evidence for Dark Matter Particles
  4. December 17, 2009 - Two events hint at impact of dark matter particles
  5. December 17, 2009 - At a Mine's Bottom, Hints of Dark Matter
  6. December 17, 2009 - Dark Matter Researchers Still in the Dark as Underground Search Returns Uncertain Results
  7. December 18, 2009 - Dark Matter Detected for First Time?
  8. December 18, 2009 - Physicists detect two candidate dark matter interactions, but say the data are not conclusive
  9. December 18, 2009 - The first glimpse of dark matter?
  10. December 18, 2009 - CDMS gives possible evidence for dark matter
  11. December 19, 2009 - Scientists spot tantalising clues to mystery of dark matter
  12. December 23, 2009 - 'Dark-matter' events spotted
  13. December 28, 2009 - A hint of WIMPs?
Background


Hydrocarbons on Titan

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Shining Lake Confirms Presence of Liquid on Titan
  2. December 17, 2009 - Glint of Sunlight Confirms Liquid in Northern Lake District of Titan - also here
  3. December 19, 2009 - 'Boat' could explore Saturn moon
  4. December 18, 2009 - Scientists discover fog on Titan - also here
  5. December 21, 2009 - A Glint of Sunlight from Titan
  6. December 21, 2009 - Sunlight Glints off Liquid Lake on Titan
  7. December 22, 2009 - Fog Seen on Saturn Moon Titan--A First
  8. December 22, 2009 - Titan's lakes could be explored by boat
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Supernova explosions stay in shape
  2. December 17, 2009 - Star Deaths
  3. December 24, 2009 - Star Remnants Retain 'Memory' of Explosions
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Enceladus plume is half ice
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change
Background, Background



Technology


Photonic computing

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Physicists lay the groundwork for cooler, faster computing - also here
Background


Quantum encryption

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - AOptix Technologies and NuCrypt demonstrate physical-layer quantum encryption
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Slam dunk for future smart robots
Background


Semiconductor lasers

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - New structure could produce efficient semiconductor laser sources
Background, Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - A new kind of micro-mobility: Moving tiny particles using magnetic fields - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Solar cell grabs hot electrons
  2. December 18, 2009 - Hot Electrons Could Double Solar Cell Power Efficiency
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Google in superposition of using, not using quantum computer
  2. December 15, 2009 - Google Collaborates with D-Wave on Possible Quantum Image Search
Background


Storing light in Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Slowed light breaks record
  2. December 18, 2009 - Frozen light stays fresh longer
Background, Background


Superconducting magnets

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - An Advance in Superconducting Magnet Technology Opens the Door for More Powerful Colliders
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Everlasting Quantum Wave: Physicists Predict New Form of Soliton in Ultracold Gases - also here
Background


16-nanometer chip technology

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Taiwan unveils super-tiny microchip
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Growing Europe's nanowires
  2. December 18, 2009 - Light-Driven Nanorod Could Roll on Water
  3. December 18, 2009 - Bioactive glass nanofibers produced - also here
  4. December 18, 2009 - A template for microwire self-assembly
Background


Long lasers

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - World's Longest Laser -- 270 Km Long -- Created
Background, Background


Molecular computing

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Significant Advances Made in Molecular Computing
Background


Organic flash memory

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Organic flash memory developed
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Water droplets shape graphene nanostructures - also here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Physicists see through the opaque with 'T-rays' - also here
Background


Faster DNA sequencing

References:
  1. December 20, 2009 - Faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method developed - also here
Background



Life sciences


SIRT1, somatropic signaling, and calorie restriction

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Study strengthens link between sirtuins proteins and life extension - also here
Background


Abiotic synthesis of organic compounds from "Prussian blue"

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Prussian blue linked to the origin of life - also here
Background


RNA splicing

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - DNA needs a good editor: Researchers unravel the mysteries of DNA packaging - also here
Background, Background


Salamander limb regeneration

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Researchers tackle protein mechanisms behind limb regeneration - also here
Background


Tendons and skeleton in embryonic development

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Tendons shape bones during embryonic development - also here
Background


Genes, epigenetics, population heterogeneity, and evolution

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Scientists suggest certain genes boost chances for distributing variety of traits, drive evolution - also here
Background, Background


Telomeres, youthful appearance, and lonvevity

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Study: Looking young may mean living longer - also here
  2. December 14, 2009 - People who look young for their age 'live longer'
Background


Ancient Eurpean hominins

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - French find puts humans in Europe 200,000 years earlier
  2. December 17, 2009 - Fossils may age Europeans 200,000 years
Background


Bacterial electrokinesis

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - New Bacterial Behavior Discovered - also here
Background


Potential disease-related alleles with parent-dependent effects

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Genetic gift from mom, genetic burden from dad
  2. December 16, 2009 - Mom and Dad not equally to blame for some bad genes
Background


Cancer genomes

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Gene maps to transform scientists' work on cancer
  2. December 16, 2009 - Cancer genomes sequenced
  3. December 16, 2009 - Cancer genomes reveal risks of sun and smoke
  4. December 16, 2009 - Lung cancer and melanoma laid bare: First comprehensive analysis of two cancer genomes - also here
  5. December 16, 2009 - Scientists crack 'entire genetic code' of cancer
  6. December 17, 2009 - Scientists crack gene code of common cancers
Background, Background


Cell movement

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Researchers find cells move in mysterious ways - also here
Background


3-D spatial organization of genomes

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Scientists' 3-D View of Genes-at-Work Is Paradigm Shift in Genetics
Background, Background


Detection of glycated proteins

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - New Technique Detects Proteins That Make Us Age
Background


Antiviral proteins

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins
  2. December 18, 2009 - Human Protein Helps Prevent Infection by H1N1 Influenza and Other Viruses
Background, Background


Cellular benefits of glucose restriction

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Researchers link calorie intake to cell lifespan, cancer development - also here
  2. December 22, 2009 - Scientists take important step toward the proverbial fountain of youth - also here
Background, Background


Mechanism of Salmonella infection

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Invasion without a stir - also here
Background


Mitochondrial movement and actin

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Within a cell, actin keeps things moving - also here
Background


Dorsal and patterning in embryonic development

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Researchers revise long-held theory of fruit-fly development - also here
Background


Heme channels

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Heme channel found - also here
Background


Organization of hominin living spaces

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Stone Age campers set up separate activity areas
  2. December 18, 2009 - The Origins of Tidiness
  3. December 22, 2009 - Modern behavior of early humans found half-million years earlier than previously thought - also here, here
  4. January 12, 2010 - Homo Erectus Invented "Modern" Living?
Background


Halophilic bacteria

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - World's oldest known DNA discovered
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Pores finding reveals targets for cancer and degenerative disease - also here
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Researchers discover new ways to treat chronic infections - also here
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. December 19, 2009 - Missing Piece of DNA Replication Puzzle Identified
Background


Histone code

References:
  1. December 20, 2009 - Scientists take a step towards uncovering the histone code - also here
Background


Cell-type dependence of effects of genome variations

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Type of Cell Proves to Be Highly Significant in Genetic Studies
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - People with autism 'have problem with self-awareness'
  2. December 14, 2009 - How autistic brain distinguishes oneself from others - also here
  3. December 18, 2009 - One percent of U.S. children have autism: study
  4. December 18, 2009 - Rate of autism disorders climbs to 1 percent among 8-year-olds - also here
  5. December 19, 2009 - Autism Numbers Are Rising. The Question is Why?
Background


Cultural relativity of cognition

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - I think step to the left, you think step to the east
Background, Background


Math1, proprioception, and interoception

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Master gene Math1 controls framework for perceiving external and internal body parts - also here
Background


Modeling neural circuits for probabalistic inference

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Computer Models How Brain Cells Reach a Decision
Background


Spatial-sequence synesthesia

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - A Mind That Touches the Past
  2. December 15, 2009 - People who 'see' numbers have better memories for dates
Background, Background


Sign language

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Sign language puzzle solved
Background


SIRT1 and appetite

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Controlling key enzyme in brain offers clue for future obesity treatment - also here
Background


Evolutionary psychology

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - 'Fertile women favour flirty men'
Background


Neural activity in memory formation and retrieval

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Scientists decode memory-forming brain cell conversations - also here
Background


Spatial processing in the right brain

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Scientists Shed New Light On Right Brain Activity
Background


Understanding of written language

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - How do we understand written language? - also here
Background


Nervous system benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - New study links DHA type of omega-3 to better nervous-system function - also here
Background, Background


Glutamate and the reward system

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Glutamate can play key role in drug impact on brain
Background


PDE4 and sleep deprivation

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Enzyme Behind Effects of Sleep Deprivation Discovered
Background


Learning styles

References:
  1. December 16, 2009 - Learning styles debunked - also here
Background


Neurogenesis and maternal behavior

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Exposure to young triggers new neuron creation in females exhibiting maternal behavior - also here
Background


Number synesthesia

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Color my numbers - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Brain Imaging Shows Kids' PTSD Symptoms Linked to Poor Hippocampus Function
Background


Neurobiological mechanisms of the effects of cannabis use

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Cannabis and adolescence - also here
Background


Genetics of substance addiction

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - The use and misuse of alcohol and marijuana can be traced to a common set of genes - also here
Background


Decline of memory recall with age

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - How celebrity monikers can help us remember - also here
Background, Background


Social networks

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - From terrorism to HIV, it's all about the network
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Alzheimer's protein may be early risk factor
  2. December 15, 2009 - Appetite hormone leptin plays role in Alzheimer's
  3. December 15, 2009 - Higher levels of protein hormone associated with lower risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease
  4. December 15, 2009 - Time for a new view of late-life dementia
  5. December 15, 2009 - Imaging test detects Alzheimer's disease that is likely to progress
  6. December 15, 2009 - Drug for Alzheimer's disease does not appear to slow cognitive decline - also here
  7. December 15, 2009 - Beta-Amyloid Inhibitor Fails in Alzheimer's Trial
  8. December 15, 2009 - Brain Plaques in Healthy Individuals Linked to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
  9. December 16, 2009 - Diet high in methionine could increase risk of Alzheimers - also here
  10. December 16, 2009 - Researchers Find High Leptin Levels May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  11. December 16, 2009 - Alzheimer's risk linked to level of appetite hormone
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - More evidence coffee, tea could prevent diabetes
  2. December 14, 2009 - Regular coffee, decaf and tea all associated with reduced risk for diabetes - also here
  3. December 14, 2009 - Study finds over 90 percent of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes - also here
  4. December 14, 2009 - Strict blood sugar control in some diabetics does not lower heart attack, stroke risk - also here
  5. December 15, 2009 - Discovery of new gene called Brd2 that regulates obesity and diabetes - also here
  6. December 15, 2009 - Drinking cups of tea and coffee 'can prevent diabetes'
  7. December 16, 2009 - Treating depression helps with blood sugar control
  8. December 17, 2009 - Tailored treatment may be best for diabetics
  9. December 18, 2009 - Fake sugar may alter how the body handles real sugar
  10. December 18, 2009 - Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogues: No Additional Benefit for Children With Type 1 Diabetes, Research Suggests
Background


Health benefits of physical activity

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Active lifestyle aids kidneys, colon cancer survivors
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - AIDS prevention gel fails in African trials
  2. December 14, 2009 - HIV Outwits Yet Another Microbicide
  3. December 14, 2009 - Research reveals further progress toward AIDS vaccine - also here
  4. December 14, 2009 - Hindering HIV-1-fighting immune cells
  5. December 14, 2009 - Vaginal HIV gel fails to cut risk
  6. December 15, 2009 - Biological catch-22 prevents induction of antibodies that block HIV - also here
  7. December 15, 2009 - New insight into selective binding properties of infectious HIV - also here
  8. December 17, 2009 - Hopes fade for HIV microbicide
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - New material could support stem cell development
  2. December 15, 2009 - Researchers find reproductive germ cells survive and thrive in transplants, even among species - also here
  3. December 16, 2009 - Marking of tissue-specific crucial in embryonic stem cells to ensure proper function - also here
  4. December 16, 2009 - Stem-cell activators switch function, repress mature cells - also here
  5. December 17, 2009 - Umbilical cord could be new source of plentiful stem cells, researchers say - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Tracking new cancer-killing particles with MRI - also here
  2. December 14, 2009 - Nanoprobes hit targets in tumors, could lessen chemo side effects - also here
  3. December 18, 2009 - Researchers create new 'smart' nanocapsule delivery system for use in protein therapy - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Study finds significantly worse outcomes in cancer patients with cognitive impairment - also here
  2. December 14, 2009 - Study points way to development of drugs for deadly childhood leukemia - also here
  3. December 14, 2009 - DC-SCRIPT found to have prognostic value in breast cancer - also here
  4. December 14, 2009 - Exercise improves survival rates for colorectal cancer patients
  5. December 14, 2009 - Immune-Boosting Drugs Could Enhance Cancer Treatment
  6. December 14, 2009 - Roche restarts Phase III Avastin clinical trial
  7. December 15, 2009 - Targeting brain cancer cell metabolism may provide new treatment - also here
  8. December 15, 2009 - More blood vessels in hormone-resistant prostate tumors - also here
  9. December 16, 2009 - Scientists use DNA sequencing to attack lung cancer - also here
  10. December 16, 2009 - Researchers publish review of the 'molecular basis of colorectal cancer' - also here
  11. December 16, 2009 - Heart drugs show promise for fighting colon cancer - also here
  12. December 17, 2009 - U.S. panel narrowly backs Photocure cancer test drug
  13. December 17, 2009 - Does Glutathione-S-transferase associate with gastrointestinal cancer in Korean population?
  14. December 17, 2009 - Researchers identify possible imaging method to stratify breast cancer without biopsy - also here
  15. December 17, 2009 - Smoking and Drinking Linked to Bowel Cancer: Know Your Risks
  16. December 18, 2009 - Research suggests link between infertility, low egg reserve, and breast/ovarian cancer gene (BRCA1) - also here
  17. December 20, 2009 - Gefitinib improves survival compared with standard chemotherapy in lung cancer patients with genetic mutation
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - New protein key for cell proliferation identified
  2. December 14, 2009 - Scientists Uncover Protective Mechanism Against Liver Cancer - also here
  3. December 15, 2009 - New suppressor of common liver cancer - also here
  4. December 20, 2009 - Metastasis formation revealed in detail and real time - also here
  5. December 20, 2009 - How Cancer Cells Protect Themselves from Low Levels of Oxygen
Background


Inflammation pathways

References:
  1. December 14, 2009 - Soluble Immune Molecules Cause Acute Kidney Inflammation in Mice
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - U.S. panel backs wider use of AstraZeneca's Crestor
  2. December 15, 2009 - Medical therapy has benefits in neck artery disease
  3. December 15, 2009 - Low cholesterol transfer protein activity associated with heart disease risk - also here
  4. December 15, 2009 - Genetic link to heart failure - also here
  5. December 15, 2009 - Intensive therapy for narrowed arteries linked to fewer heart events - also here
  6. December 16, 2009 - Childhood brain power tied to adult heart health
  7. December 16, 2009 - New Web tool may help predict risk of second stroke
  8. December 17, 2009 - Enzyme may create new approach to hypertension therapy - also here
  9. December 17, 2009 - 'Myrrh' May Have Cholesterol-Lowering Properties
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Antibody tests boost celiac disease diagnoses
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Heart cells on lab chip display 'nanosense' that guides behavior - also here
Background


Immune system response to H1N1 influenza

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - First immunological clue to why some H1N1 patients get very ill or die - also here
  2. December 17, 2009 - When body meets H1N1 flu
Background, Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 15, 2009 - Fighting the threat of latent TB
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Anadys says hep C drug shows positive results in trial
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Breakthrough on causes of inflammatory bowel disease - also here
Background


Vaccine adjuvants

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Major breakthrough may pave the way for therapeutic vaccines - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. December 17, 2009 - Shift working aggravates metabolic syndrome development among middle-aged males - also here
Background, Background, Background


Host-virus interactions of influenza viruses

References:
  1. December 18, 2009 - Researchers create map of interactions between flu virus and its human host
  2. December 22, 2009 - Investigators identify host factors that help multiple influenza strains thrive - also here
  3. December 23, 2009 - Revoking Flu's Enemy-With-Benefits Status
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. December 20, 2009 - Antimicrobial Peptide from Ancient Organism May Be Effective Against Multiresistant Human Pathogens Including MRSA
Background


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