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Volume 9, Number 8
February 22, 2010


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

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Helioseismology
Ocean acidification
Chemical diversity in meteorites
Quantum random walk
Neutrino oscillations
Star forming regions
Dark matter
Type Ia supernovae
Trapping of light elements in Earth's mantle
Measurement of gravitational redshift
Global warming
Black hole jets
Old stars in dwarf galaxies
Large Hadron Collider
Proton spin
WISE telescope
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Galaxy mergers
Magnetic fields and formation of massive stars
Water in protoplanetary disks
Ultracold dysprosium atoms
Ultracool red dwarf stars
Extrasolar planets
Heavy fermion materials
Hurricanes and global warming

Technology

Brain-computer interface
Nanotechnology
Plasmonics
Photovoltaics
Lab-on-a-chip
Supercomputing
Near-threshold computing
Fuel cells
Graphene
Germanium nanoelectronics
DNA sequencing
3-D chip technology

Life sciences

Wnt, macrophages, and tissue regeneration
G-protein coupled receptors
Blood-type-specific immune response
Cell senescence
Cadherins and cell shape
Human genetic diversity
Mathematical classification of bird beaks
Ediacaran fauna
Telomerase regulation
Genetic variation based on gene networks
Incomplete penetrance
Chromosome separation during mitosis
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
Macrophages
Nuclear lipid receptors, lipid metabolism, and inflammation
Circadian clock and cell division in bacteria
Kinesin
Speciation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Computational model to assist location of gene regulatory elements
Photosynthesis
Body symmetry in vertebrates
Viruses and human genetic variation
Replication of ribozymes
Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria
Mathematical modeling of cell biology
Parthenogenetic lizards

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Autism
Age-related differences in effects of sleep
Bilingualism
Voice perception in blind persons
Ion channels in neurons
Brain-imaging studies
Learning and dendritic spines
Insomnia
Bipolar disorder
Forgetting
Antidepressants
Early experience and brain lateralization
Placebos
Nedd4-1 and dendrite development
Language-specific brain regions
Naps and learning
Sleep and memory
Neural basis of emotion

Health and medicine

Dementia
AIDS
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells
Antibiotics
Tuberculosis
Vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders
Cancer vaccines
Cancer
Oncogenic retroviruses
Narcolepsy
Diabetes
Malaria
Multiple sclerosis
Obesity
Cancer biology
Vaccines
Parkinson's disease
Copy number variations and cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Personalized cancer biomarkers
Gene-environment interaction in disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Cancer stem cells



Physical sciences


Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Hottest temperature ever heads science to Big Bang
  2. February 15, 2010 - Hot and heavy matter runs a 4 trillion degree fever
  3. February 15, 2010 - 'Bubbles' of Broken Symmetry in Quark Soup at RHIC - also here
  4. February 15, 2010 - 'Perfect' Liquid Hot Enough to be Quark Soup - also here
  5. February 16, 2010 - Subatomic soup is hot stuff
  6. February 16, 2010 - Particle Collision Puts Twist in Early Universe
  7. February 16, 2010 - Scientists set new temperature record
  8. February 22, 2010 - Measuring matter hotter than the sun
Background


Helioseismology

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - The rhythm of our star - also here
  2. February 19, 2010 - Listening to Other Stars
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Rate of ocean acidification the fastest in 65 million years
Background, Background


Chemical diversity in meteorites

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Meteorite That Fell in 1969 Still Revealing Secrets of the Early Solar System
  2. February 16, 2010 - New Chemical Diversity Discovered in Old Meteorite
  3. February 16, 2010 - Meteorite contains complex organic molecules
  4. February 17, 2010 - Space rock contains organic molecular feast
  5. February 17, 2010 - Chemical snapshot: Murchison meteorite reveals diversity of early Solar System
Background


Quantum random walk

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Photons led astray: Experiment to investigate random motion of quantum particles developed - also here, here
Background


Neutrino oscillations

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - New results confirm standard neutrino theory
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Star Birth in Living Color
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - A tantalizing hint, but not proof, of elusive dark matter, reports Cleveland physicist and research team
  2. February 17, 2010 - Pardon the Intrusion, But Your Data Show No Signs of Dark Matter
  3. February 18, 2010 - Exploring the secrets of dark matter - also here
Background


Type Ia supernovae

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - NASA's Chandra Reveals Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions - also here, here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Supernova explosions triggered by star collisions
  3. February 17, 2010 - Study raises questions about supernova origins
  4. February 17, 2010 - What Makes Supernovas Go Boom
  5. February 17, 2010 - Supernova explosions triggered by star collisions
  6. February 17, 2010 - Unsettled Mechanism of Supernova Detonation Gets a New Twist
  7. February 18, 2010 - Standard candle supernovae the product of colliding dwarfs
  8. February 18, 2010 - Origin of key cosmic explosions unraveled
  9. February 19, 2010 - Supernova Mystery Remains Just That
  10. February 22, 2010 - Cosmic candles result of colliding stars
Background


Trapping of light elements in Earth's mantle

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Upside-down answer for deep Earth mystery - also here, here, here
Background


Measurement of gravitational redshift

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Most precise test yet of Einstein's gravitational redshift - also here, here
  2. February 17, 2010 - New precision for relativity's gravitational redshift
  3. February 17, 2010 - General relativity tested on a tabletop
  4. February 17, 2010 - Gravity's effect on time confirmed
  5. February 18, 2010 - Gravity affects how atoms interfere, just as relativity predicts
  6. February 19, 2010 - Relativity now 10,000 times more accurate
  7. February 22, 2010 - Cal physicist helps confirm Einstein theory
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Asian pollution delays inevitable warming
  2. February 17, 2010 - Permafrost line recedes 130 km in 50 years - also here
  3. February 17, 2010 - Projection shows water woes likely based on warmer temperatures
  4. February 18, 2010 - Warmer planet temperatures could cause longer-lasting weather patterns - also here
  5. February 19, 2010 - Cars Emerge as Key Atmospheric Warming Force: Study - also here
Background


Black hole jets

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Extreme Jets Take New Shape - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Fermi pins down a colossal accelerator
Background


Old stars in dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Missing Primitive Stars Outside Milky Way Uncovered - also here, here, here, here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Primitive Stars Lurking Near Milky Way Found
Background, Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - First physics from the Large Hadron Collider's CMS detector
  2. February 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider to come back online after break
  3. February 21, 2010 - LHC Ready for Duty Again
Background


Proton spin

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - How does the proton get its spin?
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - WISE Mission Releases Medley of First Images - also here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Cosmic Feast Revealed in New NASA Sky-Mapper Photos
  3. February 17, 2010 - NASA unveils first space images from WISE telescope
  4. February 17, 2010 - NASA Releases First Images From WISE Spacecraft - also here, here
  5. February 17, 2010 - WISE opens its eyes on the sky
  6. February 18, 2010 - First Pictures: WISE Telescope Spies Comet, More
  7. February 18, 2010 - First images from Nasa's Wise infrared sky probe
Background


Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Dark matter detective arrives at ESTEC
Background, Background, Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Ancient Galaxies Come Together After Billions of Years - also here, here
  2. February 24, 2010 - Ancient Galaxies Finally Get Together
Background


Magnetic fields and formation of massive stars

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Massive stars' magnetically controlled diets - also here
Background


Water in protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - A Drop in the Bucket
Background


Ultracold dysprosium atoms

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Ultracold magnetic atoms bode well for quantum studies
Background, Background


Ultracool red dwarf stars

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Red Dwarf-Red Giant Binary Pair of Stars Found
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Youngest Extra-Solar Planet Discovered Around Solar-Type Star
Background


Heavy fermion materials

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - First 'heavy-fermion' material made in 2D
Background


Hurricanes and global warming

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Study: Stronger hurricanes loom - also here
  2. February 21, 2010 - Number of storms may drop, but more could be intense, study says
  3. February 22, 2010 - Fewer cyclones, but more intense: study
  4. February 22, 2010 - Study: Warming to bring stronger hurricanes - also here
Background



Technology


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Brain-controlled cursor doubles as a neural workout - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Gold and silver nanowires bond naturally, stay strong - also here, here
  2. February 18, 2010 - A new approach to optimizing molecular self-organization - also here
  3. February 21, 2010 - Nanotechnology sparks energy storage on paper and cloth - also here
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Making an optical switch by drawing lines in gold
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Researchers create highly absorbing, flexible solar cells with silicon wire arrays - also here, here
  2. February 16, 2010 - Photovoltaic Breakthroughs Brighten Outlook for Cheap Solar Power
  3. February 17, 2010 - Researchers develop flexible solar cells that can be rolled, bent
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Marriage of microfluidics and optics could advance lab-on-a-chip devices - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Stitching together 'lab-on-a-chip' devices with cotton thread and sewing needles
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - New Supercomputer Uses Water-Cooled Technology to Save Energy
Background


Near-threshold computing

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Near-threshold computing could enable up to 100x reduction in power consumption
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - A new way to build membranes for fuel cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?
Background


Germanium nanoelectronics

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - A Step Towards Germanium Nanoelectronics
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Rapid, Inexpensive DNA Sequencing Moves Closer to Reality
Background


3-D chip technology

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - 3-D Chip Design Challenges
Background



Life sciences


Wnt, macrophages, and tissue regeneration

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Scientists discover molecular pathway for organ tissue regeneration and repair - also here
Background, Background, Background


G-protein coupled receptors

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Researchers discover cellular mechanism that protects against disease - also here
Background


Blood-type-specific immune response

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Bacteria-Killing Proteins Cover Blood Type Blind Spot - also here
Background


Cell senescence

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Scientists solve ageing puzzle
Background, Background, Background


Cadherins and cell shape

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Cell-cell interactions adapt to the stiffness of the environment - also here
Background


Human genetic diversity

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Decoding diversity in Bushmen
  2. February 17, 2010 - African genomes sequenced
  3. February 17, 2010 - Africa yields two full human genomes
  4. February 17, 2010 - Southern African genomes sequenced - also here
  5. February 17, 2010 - Archbishop Tutu Gets Sequenced--And Finds a Surprise in His Ancestry
  6. February 18, 2010 - Tutu's DNA could point to medical cures
  7. February 18, 2010 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu in genome health study
Background


Mathematical classification of bird beaks

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Did Darwin's Finches Do Math?
  2. February 22, 2010 - Simple math explains dramatic beak shape variation in Darwin's finches - also here
Background, Background


Ediacaran fauna

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Earliest animals flexed their muscles
Background


Telomerase regulation

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Researchers find key interaction that controls telomeres - also here
Background, Background, Background


Genetic variation based on gene networks

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - A new type of genetic variation could strengthen natural selection - also here, here
Background


Incomplete penetrance

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Random fluctuations give rise to odd genetic phenomenon - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Genes, environment, or chance?
Background


Chromosome separation during mitosis

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - 'Blindfold handshake' in the cell prevents diseases
Background


Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Protein found to be key in protecting the gut from infection - also here
Background


Macrophages

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Scientists discover how protein trips up germs - also here
Background


Nuclear lipid receptors, lipid metabolism, and inflammation

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Anti-inflammatory signal protein discovered - also here
Background, Background, Background


Circadian clock and cell division in bacteria

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Biologists discover how biological clock controls cell division in bacteria - also here, here
Background


Kinesin

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Life's smallest motor, cargo carrier of the cells, moves like a seesaw - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors may lead to new species - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Transforming skin cells into stem cells using a molecular toolkit
  2. February 21, 2010 - Scientists discuss challenges and opportunities facing stem cell scientists
Background


Computational model to assist location of gene regulatory elements

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Scientists Map Genetic Regulatory Elements for the Heart
Background, Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Scientists unlock mystery in photosynthesis step - also here
Background


Body symmetry in vertebrates

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - The mystery of symmetry is revealed - also here
Background


Viruses and human genetic variation

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Study shows how viruses changed human evolution
  2. February 19, 2010 - A population genetics approach identifies susceptibility variants for viral infections - also here
Background


Replication of ribozymes

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Life-like evolution in a test tube
Background, Background


Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Genome analysis of marine microbe reveals a metabolic minimalist
Background


Mathematical modeling of cell biology

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Biologists use mathematics to advance our understanding of health and disease - also here
Background, Background, Background


Parthenogenetic lizards

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - No Sex Needed: All-Female Lizard Species Cross Their Chromosomes to Make Babies
  2. February 22, 2010 - Why Ladies-Only Species Donít Need Men
  3. February 22, 2010 - All-female lizard species doubles genes to reproduce
  4. February 26, 2010 - Shuffling genes without sex
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Autism

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - "Love" hormone may help autism symptoms: study
  2. February 16, 2010 - Hopes grow over potential autism treatment
  3. February 16, 2010 - 'Trust Hormone' May Improve Autism
  4. February 16, 2010 - Autism's earliest symptoms not evident in children under 6 months - also here, here
  5. February 16, 2010 - Autism : Administration of oxytocin improves the social behavior of patients - also here
  6. February 16, 2010 - Love hormone helps high-functioning autistics with social cues
  7. February 16, 2010 - Hormone-infused nasal spray found to help people with autism
Background


Age-related differences in effects of sleep

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - A good night's sleep study for people over 65
  2. February 21, 2010 - Older adults' brains boosted by more, not better, sleep
  3. February 22, 2010 - Scientists shed light on sleep through the ages
  4. February 25, 2010 - Quantity More Important than Quality for Adult Sleep
Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - The roots of bilingualism in newborns - also here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Two languages in womb makes bilingual babies
Background


Voice perception in blind persons

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Blind people use both visual and auditory cortices to hear
Background, Background


Ion channels in neurons

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Neuroscientists reveal new links that regulate brain electrical activity - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - What the brain values may not be what it buys
  2. February 16, 2010 - Twins Study Looks at Genetic Influences on Thinking
Background


Learning and dendritic spines

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Scientists Image Brain at Point When Vocal Learning Begins - also here, here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Hearing melody reshapes birdbrain
Background


Insomnia

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Insomnia may shrink the brain: study
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Understanding the causes and triggers of bipolar disorder
  2. February 18, 2010 - Drinking may not worsen bipolar symptoms
Background


Forgetting

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - In learning, the brain forgets things on purpose - also here, here
Background


Antidepressants

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Research uncovers how antidepressants actually work
Background


Early experience and brain lateralization

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Which Side Are You On? Birds Need Tutoring to Find Out
Background


Placebos

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Placebo treatments stronger than doctors thought - also here
Background


Nedd4-1 and dendrite development

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - How nerve cells grow: Researchers decode a molecular process that controls the growth - also here
Background


Language-specific brain regions

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Brain tells signs from pantomime
Background, Background


Naps and learning

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - A midday nap markedly boosts the brain's learning capacity - also here
  2. February 21, 2010 - Nap 'boosts' brain learning power
  3. February 21, 2010 - Naps Clear the Mind, Help You Learn
  4. February 22, 2010 - Naps Clear Brain's Inbox, Improve Learning
  5. February 22, 2010 - Don't knock naps, they make you smarter
  6. February 22, 2010 - Power Naps Boost Your Brain, Study Finds
Background, Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - The role of sleep in brain development
Background, Background


Neural basis of emotion

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - What model organisms can teach us about emotion - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Dementia

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Gene clue to early dementia speed
  2. February 16, 2010 - New risk factor for second-most-common form of early-onset dementia - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - HIV illness 'delayed by' herpes drug aciclovir
  2. February 16, 2010 - HIV drug resistance lasts about one year in women treated with nevirapine to prevent infant infection - also here
  3. February 17, 2010 - HIV drugs prevent infection in African study
  4. February 18, 2010 - U.S. company Virxsys says using AIDS to fight AIDS
  5. February 18, 2010 - Increased HAART coverage associated with 50 percent drop - also here
  6. February 19, 2010 - Future of AIDS gels may lie in drugs, experts say
  7. February 19, 2010 - AIDS vaccine effects may wear off, researchers say
  8. February 19, 2010 - Researchers present Phase II HIV gene therapy trial data at CROI 2010 - also here
  9. February 20, 2010 - Scientists Report on Way to Derail Spread of AIDS - also here
  10. February 21, 2010 - Rapid HIV treatment could slow growing TB rates
  11. February 21, 2010 - Anti-retrovirals could halt Aids spread in five years
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Quarter of stroke patients die within a year: U.S. study
  2. February 15, 2010 - Study: Secondary stroke prevention needs improvement - also here
  3. February 16, 2010 - Gene tests fail to predict women's heart risks
  4. February 16, 2010 - Protein identified that helps heart muscle contract - also here
  5. February 16, 2010 - Cooling inflammation for healthier arteries - also here
  6. February 16, 2010 - WHI data confirm short-term heart disease risks of combination menopausal hormone therapy - also here
  7. February 16, 2010 - New research says heart failure worse when right ventricle goes bad - also here
  8. February 16, 2010 - Use of multiple genetic markers not linked with better risk prediction of CVD - also here
  9. February 17, 2010 - Positive emotions protect against heart disease - also here
  10. February 18, 2010 - Occasional binges may undo alcohol's heart benefits
  11. February 18, 2010 - Happiness makes for a healthy heart
  12. February 18, 2010 - Do emotions influence heart health?
  13. February 18, 2010 - Happiness wards off heart disease, study suggests
  14. February 19, 2010 - Happiness linked to healthy heart
  15. February 19, 2010 - Scientists identify critical enzyme in healthy heart function - also here
  16. February 19, 2010 - Tiny molecules may tell big story about cardiovascular disease risk - also here
  17. February 21, 2010 - Junk DNA holds clues to heart disease
  18. February 21, 2010 - Common gene variant may increase risk for a type of cardiac arrhythmia - also here
  19. February 21, 2010 - When the heart gets out of step
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Attacking Cancer Cells with Hydrogel Nanoparticles - also here
  2. February 15, 2010 - Using Gold Nanoparticles to Hit Cancer Where It Hurts - also here
  3. February 19, 2010 - Defining the Design Rules for Targeted Nanoparticles Used To Image Tumors
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - New study suggests stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues - also here
  2. February 16, 2010 - Stem cell capsules to target broken bones
  3. February 16, 2010 - Researcher predicts stem cell fate with software - also here
  4. February 16, 2010 - Biologists Image Birth of Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Embryo
  5. February 17, 2010 - Stem cell experiment reverses aging in rare disease
  6. February 17, 2010 - Study: Stem cells may beat premature aging in children and adults
  7. February 18, 2010 - Banking on hope
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Team develops new weapon to fight disease-causing bacteria, malaria - also here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Researchers can watch drug activity in a molecule
  3. February 18, 2010 - New drug class offers hope against "superbugs"
  4. February 18, 2010 - Researchers accidentally create strain-specific antibiotic
  5. February 18, 2010 - Fighting Back Against a Superbug
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Researchers discover TB disease mechanism and molecule to block it - also here, here
  2. February 15, 2010 - Researchers Find New Way to Attack a Dangerous TB Strain
  3. February 17, 2010 - Once-a-Week Treatment of Tuberculosis One Step Closer, South African Researchers Say
Background


Vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - High levels of vitamin D in older people can reduce heart disease and diabetes - also here
Background, Background, Background


Cancer vaccines

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - New Strategy Produces Promising Advance in Cancer Vaccines - also here
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Tobacco use linked to worse outcomes in HPV-positive head and neck cancer - also here
  2. February 15, 2010 - Certain pain medications do not appear to be associated with skin cancer risk - also here
  3. February 15, 2010 - New therapeutic target for most common solid cancer in childhood?
  4. February 16, 2010 - Aspirin cuts death risk after breast cancer: U.S. study
  5. February 16, 2010 - J&J drug helps in last-ditch prostate cancer fight - also here
  6. February 16, 2010 - Lasers Could Speed Cancer Testing
  7. February 16, 2010 - Fluorescent probes light up cancerous tumors - also here
  8. February 16, 2010 - Researchers say flower power may reduce resistance to breast cancer drug tamoxifen - also here
  9. February 16, 2010 - Study reveals genetic link between mammographic density and breast cancer - also here
  10. February 16, 2010 - Researchers find biomarkers in saliva for detection of early-stage pancreatic cancer - also here
  11. February 16, 2010 - Erlotinib marginally cost-effective - also here
  12. February 16, 2010 - Split-course palliative radiotherapy confirmed as effective treatment for advanced NSCLC - also here
  13. February 16, 2010 - Beyond mammography: Handheld laser scanner improves detection and treatment of breast cancer
  14. February 16, 2010 - Research validates surgery alone offers reasonable overall survival for stage I SCLC - also here
  15. February 16, 2010 - New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Surveillance for Certain Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  16. February 16, 2010 - Key cancer gene 'link to poverty'
  17. February 16, 2010 - Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Death Risk, Study Says
  18. February 17, 2010 - Fasting Might Make Chemotherapy More Effective
  19. February 17, 2010 - Aspirin boosts breast cancer survival rate
  20. February 17, 2010 - Small liquid sensor may detect cancer instantly, could lead to home detection kit - also here
  21. February 17, 2010 - Pan-frying meat with gas may be worse than electricity for raising cancer risk - also here
  22. February 17, 2010 - Drug for advanced kidney cancer shrinks tumors prior to surgery - also here
  23. February 17, 2010 - Cancer breakthrough could save children's lives
  24. February 17, 2010 - ALDH Associated With Worse Overall Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  25. February 18, 2010 - Statins Inhibit Inflammation Within Prostate Tumors - also here
  26. February 18, 2010 - New findings may help patients with deadly kidney cancer - also here
  27. February 18, 2010 - Scientists identify natural compound that inhibits cancer cell migration
  28. February 18, 2010 - New endoscopic treatment may spare Barrett's esophagus patients from surgery - also here
  29. February 18, 2010 - Cancer's genetic fingerprint allows doctors to personalise treatment
  30. February 18, 2010 - Shaking Brain Cancer Cells to Death
  31. February 18, 2010 - US approves Roche's Rituxan cancer drug for CLL
  32. February 19, 2010 - Better Prognosis Markers for Prostate Cancer Found
  33. February 19, 2010 - Natural Compound Found in Marine Sponges Inhibits Cancer Cell Migration
  34. February 19, 2010 - Personalised cancer blood test hope
  35. February 19, 2010 - EU agency recommends Glaxo kidney cancer drug
  36. February 20, 2010 - Chemicals suspected in breast cancer, US experts want tests
Background


Oncogenic retroviruses

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - The 'secret weapon' of retroviruses that cause cancer - also here
Background, Background


Narcolepsy

References:
  1. February 15, 2010 - Immune system turns on the body in narcolepsy - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Cholesterol drugs up diabetes risk slightly: study - also here
  2. February 17, 2010 - Researchers Find Statins Increase Risk of Diabetes
  3. February 18, 2010 - Dolphins may offer clues to treating diabetes
  4. February 18, 2010 - Dolphin 'Diabetes' Could Be Important Model for Humans
  5. February 19, 2010 - Dolphins Turn Diabetes Off and On -- Hope for Humans?
  6. February 19, 2010 - Dolphins have diabetes off switch
  7. February 20, 2010 - Dolphins can turn diabetes on - and off
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Genomic warfare to counter malaria drug resistance - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Researchers identify mechanism malaria parasite uses to spread among red blood cells - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Promising therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis - also here
  2. February 16, 2010 - Migraine more common in women with MS - also here
  3. February 18, 2010 - Exercise helps protect brain of multiple sclerosis patients - also here
  4. February 22, 2010 - Migraine more common in women with MS
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 16, 2010 - Later introduction of baby foods related to lower risk of obesity later in life - also here
  2. February 16, 2010 - Rates of childhood obesity, chronic health problems increase, but conditions may not persist - also here
  3. February 17, 2010 - Obesity -- mild or severe -- raises kidney stone risk - also here
  4. February 17, 2010 - Childhood Obesity a Risk for Premature Death
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Sorting the drivers from the passengers in the cancer genome - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development - also here
  3. February 18, 2010 - Researchers discover second protective role for tumor-suppressor - also here
  4. February 18, 2010 - Researchers find genetic link to leukemias with an unknown origin - also here, here
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Vaccines

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Sugar technology keeps vaccines stable in the heat
  2. February 17, 2010 - New method makes vaccines stable at tropical temperatures - also here
  3. February 17, 2010 - Vaccines in sugar film could save millions
  4. February 18, 2010 - Sugar keeps vaccines stable in the heat
  5. February 18, 2010 - Scientists raise fresh hopes for fridge-free vaccines
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Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - An ibuprofen a day could keep Parkinson's disease away - also here
  2. February 22, 2010 - Ibuprofen may ward off Parkinson's
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Copy number variations and cancer

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Genome study shows what cancers have in common
  2. February 17, 2010 - Researchers chart genomic map spanning over two dozen cancers - also here
  3. February 18, 2010 - Copy number changes point to new cancer genes
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Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 17, 2010 - Computer simulation of protein malfunction related to Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. February 18, 2010 - Researcher finds genetic link between obesity and Alzheimer's disease
  3. February 18, 2010 - Breakthrough technology for testing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's drugs
  4. February 18, 2010 - Untreated poor vision in elderly linked to dementia, study shows - also here
  5. February 23, 2010 - Vision problems linked to higher dementia risk
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Personalized cancer biomarkers

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Gene test can identify bits of cancer in blood
  2. February 18, 2010 - Tumor tracking gets personal
  3. February 18, 2010 - Cancer genetics gets personal
  4. February 18, 2010 - Personalized biomarkers monitor cancer - also here
  5. February 18, 2010 - Cancer Monitoring With a Personal Touch
  6. February 18, 2010 - Scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing - also here
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Gene-environment interaction in disease

References:
  1. February 18, 2010 - Study reveals how genes interact with their environment to cause disease - also here
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Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. February 19, 2010 - Contrast-enhanced MRI could play a key role in differentiating between common types of arthritis - also here
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Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. February 21, 2010 - Possible prostate cancer culprit
  2. February 21, 2010 - New tool illuminates connections between stem cells and cancer - also here
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