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Volume 9, Number 9
March 1, 2010


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

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
Global warming
Symbiotic stars
Large Hadron Collider
Dwarf galaxies merged with the Milky Way
Enceladus
Extrasolar planets
Star forming regions
Hurricanes and paleoclimatology
Archean crust
Higgs boson mass limits
Chaotic motion
T2K neutrino experiment
Dark matter
Extra spatial dimensions
Variable stars
Earthquakes

Technology

Carbon nanotubes
Quantum optoelectronics
X-ray lasers
Graphene
Superconductivity
Nanotechnology
Materials for optical switching
Bioinformatics
Lab-on-a-chip
'Racetrack' memory
Brain-computer interface
Quantum computing
VASIMIR space propulsion
Photovoltaics
Microelectromechanical systems
Quantum communication
Quantum measurement

Life sciences

Ribozymes
Mycoplasma genitalia simulation
Bacterial conflict
Macrophages in adipose cells, inflammation, and blood clots
Small RNA regulation of genes in Helicobacter pylori
Method of streptococcus infection
Simple parameterization of kinetic proofreading process
Bacterial persisters
Systems biology
Drivers of evolution
Evolutionary basis of polyandry
Apoptosis
Cell communication using microvesicles
Rapid evolution
Protein folding
Glycosylation
Plant embryogenesis

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Schizophrenia
Corvid intelligence
Brain systems and general intelligence
Magnesium-L-theronate and memory
Face recognition
Microtubles and centrosome in neurons
Autism
Calmodulin and calcium signaling in brain cells
Brain waves and attention
Brain-imaging studies
Expectancy and memory formation
Vasopressin and scent memory
Intelligence and preference for evolutionary novel values
Neuron transplants and brain plasticity
Mathematical modeling of sleep
Brain localization of noun and verb learning
Evolution of altruism
Neurogenesis and drug addiction

Health and medicine

Cancer biology
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Avian flu
Stem cells
Obesity
Alzheimer's disease
Age-related cognitive decline
AIDS
Nanobiotechnology
Influenza
Diabetes
Drug discovery
Allergies
Anti-inflammatory effects of SSRI antidepressants
Lupus
Malaria
RNAi delivery
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer stem cells
Celiac disease
Gene therapy



Physical sciences


Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Cosmic-ray theory unravels
  2. April 1, 2010 - Cosmic-ray composition
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Ice shelves disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - U.N. says emissions vows not enough to avoid rise of 2 degrees C
  3. February 24, 2010 - Antarctic melting due to global warming; sea levels may rise
  4. February 25, 2010 - World warming unhindered by cold spells: scientists
  5. February 26, 2010 - Team going after regional climate patterns of global warming
  6. February 28, 2010 - Tropics: Global Warming Likely to Significantly Affect Rainfall Patterns
Background


Symbiotic stars

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Symbiotic Stars
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - LHC Restarts This Week - Half Power But Full of Potential
  2. February 23, 2010 - Did design flaws doom the LHC?
  3. February 25, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider in multi-magnet quench hiccup
  4. February 28, 2010 - World's most powerful atom smasher restarts: CERN
  5. March 1, 2010 - Atom smasher restarts to prepare for new science - also here
Background


Dwarf galaxies merged with the Milky Way

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Alien Star Clusters Fill Our Galaxy
  2. February 23, 2010 - Alien invaders pack the Milky Way
  3. February 23, 2010 - Milky Way galaxy littered with 'alien' stars
  4. February 26, 2010 - New 'Alien Invader' Star Clusters Found in Milky Way
  5. March 1, 2010 - Milky Way brimming with alien stars
  6. March 12, 2010 - The Milky Way's Killer Instincts
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Saturn moon could be hospitable to life, new images suggest
  2. February 23, 2010 - New Images of Enceladus Show More Plumes and Heat
  3. February 23, 2010 - Versailles, Saturn Style
  4. February 23, 2010 - Cassini Finds Plethora of Plumes, Hotspots at Enceladus - also here, here
  5. February 23, 2010 - Saturn Moon Riddled with Gushing Geysers, New Images Reveal
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Youngest Extra-Solar Planet Discovered
  2. February 24, 2010 - Host star caught sucking the atmosphere off a hot Jupiter
  3. February 24, 2010 - Massive planet is being torn apart by its own tides - also here
  4. February 24, 2010 - Planet Unwinds in 'Death March'
  5. February 24, 2010 - Search for Water on Other Planets Takes Giant Leap Forward
  6. February 24, 2010 - Star "Eating" Superhot Planet's Atmosphere
  7. February 24, 2010 - Cannibal star is devouring a planet, astronomers say
  8. February 24, 2010 - Star fattens planet and then devours it
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - New High-Res Images of Luminous Star-Forming Region
  2. February 24, 2010 - Light, wind and fire: Beautiful image of a cosmic sculpture - also here, here
Background


Hurricanes and paleoclimatology

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Tropical Cyclones Turn Up the Heat
  2. February 24, 2010 - More tropical cyclones in past could play role in warmer future - also here
  3. February 26, 2010 - Past cyclones predict stormy future?
Background


Archean crust

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Study reveals ancient rocks linked to old Earth's crust
Background


Higgs boson mass limits

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - CDF and D0 joint paper puts a further squeeze on the Higgs
Background


Chaotic motion

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Researchers move closer to understanding chaotic motion of a solid body in a fluid
Background


T2K neutrino experiment

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - The First T2K Neutrino Event Observed At Super-Kamiokande - also here
  2. February 25, 2010 - World's most sensitive neutrino experiment begins
  3. February 26, 2010 - First observation of T2K neutrino event at Super-Kamiokande
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - UCLA 'dark matter' conference highlights new research on mysterious cosmic substance
  2. February 25, 2010 - Elusive Dark Matter May Be Hidden on Earth
  3. February 26, 2010 - A CoGeNT result in the hunt for dark matter
  4. March 5, 2010 - Germanium puck detects potential dark matter signal
Background


Extra spatial dimensions

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Shaving extra dimensions
Background


Variable stars

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - A New Class of Variable Stars Revealed
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 27, 2010 - Did Darwin Help Predict Chilean Quake?
  2. February 27, 2010 - Explainer: Why Chile's Quake Wasn't Unexpected
  3. February 27, 2010 - Chile quake in 'elite class' like 2004 Asian quake - also here, here
  4. February 28, 2010 - Why does Chile have such powerful quakes?
Background



Technology


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - A Stellar, Metal-Free Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes - also here
  2. February 26, 2010 - Nanotube Thermocells Hold Promise as Energy Source
Background


Quantum optoelectronics

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Single photons step into the slow light - also here
Background, Background


X-ray lasers

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Physicists use ultra-fast lasers to open doors to new technologies unheard of just years ago - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Single Electron Squats in Graphite Vacancy
  2. February 24, 2010 - Study quantifies the electron transport effects of placing metal contacts onto graphene - also here
  3. February 26, 2010 - New graphene 'nanomesh' could change the future of electronics - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Brown physicist discovers odd, fluctuating magnetic waves - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Stressed nanomaterials display unexpected movement - also here
  2. February 24, 2010 - A New Way Forward for Nanocomposite Nanostructures - also here
  3. February 24, 2010 - Researchers create new nano switch
  4. February 25, 2010 - Nanotechnologists form near-frictionless diamond material - also here
  5. February 26, 2010 - Nanotubes mimic biological ion channels
Background


Materials for optical switching

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - New photonic material may facilitate all-optical switching and computing - also here, here
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Web-based tools, called 'Galaxy,' simplify genomic analysis
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Laser adds extra dimension to lab-on-chip - also here
  2. February 26, 2010 - How long is a piece of thread? Long enough to save a life - also here
Background


'Racetrack' memory

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Nanowire RAM to make ever-ready computers
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Nanotechnology may tap into your mind
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Basic quantum computing circuit built - also here
Background


VASIMIR space propulsion

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars
  2. March 2, 2010 - To Mars in 39 days
  3. March 5, 2010 - New Rocket Engine Could Reach Mars in 40 Days
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Roll-Up Solar Cells Printed Like Money
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Mechanical devices stamped on plastic
Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Turbulence Helps Photons Remain Connected
Background


Quantum measurement

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Quantum measurement precision approaches Heisenberg limit
Background, Background



Life sciences


Ribozymes

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Scientists create tiny RNA molecule with big implications for life's origins - also here
Background


Mycoplasma genitalia simulation

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - 'Virtual cell' could bring benefits of simulation to biology
Background, Background


Bacterial conflict

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Bacterial neighbors get mean
Background


Macrophages in adipose cells, inflammation, and blood clots

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Inflaming dangers of a fat-laden meal
Background, Background, Background


Small RNA regulation of genes in Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Gene regulation: Can we stomach it? - also here
Background, Background, Background


Method of streptococcus infection

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Genome study shows how strep throat germ circumvents our immune system
Background


Simple parameterization of kinetic proofreading process

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Biology May Not Be So Complex Afterall - also here, here
Background


Bacterial persisters

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Breakthrough in tracking a cause of chronic infections
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Study finds genetic link between misery and death - also here
Background


Drivers of evolution

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Scientists reveal driving force behind evolution - also here
Background


Evolutionary basis of polyandry

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Does promiscuity prevent extinction? - also here
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Imaging studies reveal order in programmed cell death - also here
Background


Cell communication using microvesicles

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Offering hope for tissue regeneration - also here
Background


Rapid evolution

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Stickleback genomes shining bright light on evolution - also here, here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. February 28, 2010 - New technique allows study of protein folding, dynamics in living cells - also here
  2. February 28, 2010 - Scientists observe protein folding in living cells for the first time
Background


Glycosylation

References:
  1. February 28, 2010 - New sugar protein tool - for real
Background


Plant embryogenesis

References:
  1. February 28, 2010 - Root or shoot: Power struggle between genetic master switches decides stem cell fate - also here
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Early disruption of schizophrenia gene causes problems later
  2. February 24, 2010 - Research builds on genetic link to autism and schizophrenia - also here, here
  3. February 24, 2010 - Mouse model may provide insight into the schizophrenic brain - also here
  4. February 26, 2010 - Why symptoms of schizophrenia emerge in young adulthood - also here
Background


Corvid intelligence

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Problem-solving crows may not be as smart as we thought
  2. February 23, 2010 - Is That a Caveman or Dick Cheney? Crows Know the Difference
  3. February 24, 2010 - Brainy Crows Finally Stumped by Intelligence Test
Background


Brain systems and general intelligence

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Neuroscientists find brain system behind general intelligence - also here, here
  2. February 26, 2010 - Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence - also here
Background


Magnesium-L-theronate and memory

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Remember magnesium if you want to remember - also here
Background


Face recognition

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Genes responsible for ability to recognize faces
Background


Microtubles and centrosome in neurons

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Where injured nerve cells heal their bones
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Gene mutation is linked to autism-like symptoms in mice - also here
  2. February 24, 2010 - Scent research could help autism understanding
  3. February 25, 2010 - MeCP2 goes global -- redefining the function of the Rett syndrome protein - also here
  4. February 26, 2010 - Scientists find clue to Rett's syndrome
Background


Calmodulin and calcium signaling in brain cells

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - New insights to master signalling switch - also here
Background


Brain waves and attention

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Brain implant reveals the neural patterns of attention - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Scientists find first physiological evidence of brain's response to inequality - also here
  2. February 24, 2010 - Zen meditation fends off pain - also here
  3. February 25, 2010 - Watching curvaceous women feels like drugs to men: study
  4. February 25, 2010 - Childhood stress such as abuse or emotional neglect can result in structural brain changes - also here
  5. February 25, 2010 - Our brains dislike inequality, even when it's in our favor
  6. February 26, 2010 - Resting brain reveals connections
Background


Expectancy and memory formation

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Neural mechanism may underlie an enhanced memory for the unexpected - also here
Background


Vasopressin and scent memory

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Hormone study gives scientists a sense of how animals bond
Background, Background


Intelligence and preference for evolutionary novel values

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Intelligent people have 'unnatural' preferences and values that are novel in human evolution - also here
Background, Background


Neuron transplants and brain plasticity

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - New neurons rewire mouse brain
Background


Mathematical modeling of sleep

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - The mathematics behind a good night's sleep - also here
Background, Background


Brain localization of noun and verb learning

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Nouns and verbs are learned in different parts of the brain - also here
Background, Background


Evolution of altruism

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - 'Nature' Paper Refigures the Evolution of Altruism
Background, Background


Neurogenesis and drug addiction

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Increasing neurogenesis might prevent drug addiction and relapse - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Tumor mechanism identified - also here
  2. February 22, 2010 - Melanoma transcriptome reveals novel genomic alterations not seen before - also here
  3. February 22, 2010 - Research explains mechanism at work in tumor
  4. February 23, 2010 - What it might take to unravel the 'lean mean machine' that is cancer - also here
  5. February 23, 2010 - Mayo oral cancer study shows full tumor genome - also here
  6. February 24, 2010 - New cancer-fighting strategy focuses on signaling molecules - also here
  7. February 25, 2010 - Cells of Aggressive Leukemia Hijack Normal Protein to Grow - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - New treatment to prevent cancer recurrence shows promise - also here
  2. February 22, 2010 - New DNA technique leads to a breakthrough in child cancer research - also here
  3. February 22, 2010 - MRI: Non-invasive diagnostic tool for diagnosing testicular cancer - also here
  4. February 22, 2010 - Synthetic lethality: A new way to kill cancer cells
  5. February 22, 2010 - Blocking blood vessel formation prevents brain tumor recurrence in mice
  6. February 22, 2010 - Dolphins Could Be Ideal Model to Study Human Cervical Cancer, Veterinarians Say
  7. February 23, 2010 - Roche's Avastin fails in stomach cancer trial - also here
  8. February 23, 2010 - The sound of melanoma can help doctors find cancer - also here
  9. February 23, 2010 - Operation of heartburn provides little protection against esophageal cancer
  10. February 23, 2010 - Bitter melon extract attacks breast cancer cells
  11. February 23, 2010 - Bitter Melon Extract Decreased Breast Cancer Cell Growth
  12. February 23, 2010 - Researchers identify a potential therapeutic target for brain cancer - also here
  13. February 23, 2010 - Combined mammography and breast MRI useful for some high-risk women - also here
  14. February 23, 2010 - SIBLING proteins may predict oral cancer
  15. February 23, 2010 - Those who have colonoscopy performed by GIs less likely to develop colorectal cancer - also here
  16. February 23, 2010 - Researchers find oncogene is important in pancreatic cancer growth, spread
  17. February 23, 2010 - Arsenic exposure activates an oncogenic signaling pathway; leads to increased cancer risk - also here
  18. February 23, 2010 - Benefit of HPV Vaccination, Frequent Screening for Women Over 41 Is Likely to Be Low, Study Suggests
  19. February 23, 2010 - Scientists find why tamoxifen fails some breast cancers
  20. February 24, 2010 - Hormone replacement tied to lung cancer risk
  21. February 24, 2010 - Distinct type of virus found in cancer tissue of HIV-positive patients with lymphoma
  22. February 24, 2010 - Novel Inhibitor of Tumor Angiogenenesis
  23. February 24, 2010 - New Pathway in the Development of Colon Cancer
  24. February 24, 2010 - How Estrogen Can Interfere With Chemotherapy's Fight Against Breast Cancer - also here
  25. February 24, 2010 - Roche cancer drug Xeloda gets new EU recommendation
  26. February 25, 2010 - Roche's Avastin helps in ovarian cancer
  27. February 25, 2010 - Proton beam therapy shows encouraging long-term outcome for patients with locally advanced sinonasal cancers - also here
  28. February 25, 2010 - Reliable biomarkers needed for early detection of liver cancer - also here
  29. February 25, 2010 - New strategy develops two prototype drugs against cancer, retinal diseases
  30. February 25, 2010 - Pretreatment SUV associated with head and neck cancer treatment outcomes, may help decide treatment plans - also here
  31. February 25, 2010 - Accelerated radiation therapy reduces toxicity in patients with advanced head and neck cancers - also here
  32. February 25, 2010 - Small survival benefit for women who opt for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy - also here
  33. February 25, 2010 - Extracts of bitter melon 'can block breast cancer'
  34. February 26, 2010 - Effective prostate cancer treatment discovery - also here
  35. February 26, 2010 - New cancer treatment gives hope to lymphoma and leukemia patients - also here
  36. February 26, 2010 - Scanning for skin cancer: Infrared system looks for deadly melanoma - also here, here
  37. February 26, 2010 - Breast cancer screening: No added value through mammography - also here
  38. February 26, 2010 - Poorer breast cancer survival associated with micrometastases in axillary lymph nodes - also here
  39. February 26, 2010 - Gene signature may improve colon cancer treatment - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - From uncharted region of human genome, clues emerge about origins of coronary artery disease - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - Changes during menopause increases risk of heart disease and stroke - also here
  3. February 23, 2010 - Platelet function tests may provide modest benefit in predicting cardiac outcomes
  4. February 24, 2010 - Low-carb diet can increase bad cholesterol levels
  5. February 24, 2010 - Single men, unhappily married men may have higher risk of fatal stroke - also here
  6. February 24, 2010 - Stroke incidence rising among younger adults, decreasing among elderly - also here
  7. February 24, 2010 - Bone marrow cell transplants to benefit those with heart disease
  8. February 24, 2010 - Study Finds Happy People Have Fewer Heart Attacks
  9. February 24, 2010 - Estrogen protects against cardiovascular disease
  10. February 24, 2010 - Total fat, trans fat linked to higher incidence of ischemic stroke - also here
  11. February 24, 2010 - Children can have recurrent strokes - also here
  12. February 24, 2010 - Study: High-Fat Diets Raise Stroke Risk in Women - also here
  13. February 25, 2010 - Heart disease risk tied to mom's number of births
  14. February 25, 2010 - Drop the Remote and Step Away From the TV: Your Life May Depend on It
  15. February 25, 2010 - Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nanotechnique - also here
  16. February 25, 2010 - Exploiting the body's own ability to fight a heart attack - also here
  17. February 25, 2010 - 'Happy marriage cuts fatal stroke risk for men'
  18. February 25, 2010 - Younger people suffering strokes
  19. February 26, 2010 - Coffee associated with lower stroke risk
  20. February 26, 2010 - U.S. women still have higher stroke incidence than men
  21. February 26, 2010 - Study Indicates Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis a Factor in 38,000 Strokes
  22. February 26, 2010 - Surgery halves death risk for stroke patients versus 'stent' treatment
  23. February 26, 2010 - National stroke prevention study reveals surgery and stenting equally effective
  24. February 26, 2010 - Dialysis patients: Fatigue may predict heart attack
  25. February 26, 2010 - Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes - also here
  26. February 26, 2010 - Stroke study finds neck stents safe, effective - also here
  27. February 26, 2010 - Stroke study puts 2 procedures on equal footing
  28. February 28, 2010 - Stents as Good as Surgery for Clogged Carotid Arteries, Study Suggests
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - Virus experiment reminds that flu surprises await
  3. February 23, 2010 - Virulent Bird-Human Flu Hybrid Made in Lab
  4. February 26, 2010 - Novel compound found effective against avian influenza virus - also here
  5. February 26, 2010 - Single-Dose H5N1 Vaccine Safe and Effective in Adults and Elderly
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Unpacking condensins' function in embryonic stem cells - also here
  2. February 24, 2010 - Modified adult stem cells may be helpful in spinal cord injury - also here
  3. February 24, 2010 - Stem cells restore sight in mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity in girls - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Predicting the progression of Alzheimer's - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - Damaged protein identified as early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer's disease - also here
  3. February 24, 2010 - Rapamycin rescues learning, memory in Alzheimer's mouse model - also here
  4. February 27, 2010 - Rapid Image Analysis Method Helps Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
  5. February 28, 2010 - Brain images suggest Alzheimer's drug is working - also here
  6. February 28, 2010 - Neuroimaging technique shows potential of bapineuzumab treatment and might be useful in assessing other drugs for Alzheimer's
Background


Age-related cognitive decline

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Stress raises risk of mental decline in older diabetics, study shows - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - Overweight middle-aged adults at greater risk for cognitive decline in later life - also here
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 22, 2010 - Early, aggressive therapy eyed in blocking AIDS - also here
  2. February 23, 2010 - Experts recommend finetuning of HIV treatment
  3. February 24, 2010 - 'Seek, test and treat' slows HIV
  4. February 24, 2010 - Innate immune mechanisms can control disease progression in HIV-positive patients - also here
  5. February 25, 2010 - Gene-based stem cell therapy specifically removes cell receptor that attracts HIV - also here
  6. February 25, 2010 - Combined drug therapy to treat TB and HIV significantly improves survival - also here
  7. February 26, 2010 - Single-Dose HIV DNA Vaccine Induces Long-Lasting Immune Response in Monkeys
  8. February 26, 2010 - HIV drug that protects a fetus should be avoided for one year after childbirth, researchers say - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Nanoparticle Developed To Boost Anti-Cancer Immunotherapy
  2. February 25, 2010 - New developments in nanotechnology tackle the two biggest problems associated with chemotherapy - also here
  3. February 25, 2010 - Drug Delivery Breakthrough: Vehicle That Can Carry Drugs to a Specific Organelle Inside the Cell
Background


Influenza

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Flu lives longer in drier air
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 23, 2010 - Early-pregnancy weight gain linked to gestational diabetes
  2. February 26, 2010 - Twice as many women to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes - also here
  3. February 26, 2010 - The pig and its pancreas - also here
  4. March 3, 2010 - Pregnancy Weight Gain May Increase a Woman's Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - A hot road to new drugs
Background


Allergies

References:
  1. February 24, 2010 - Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers
Background


Anti-inflammatory effects of SSRI antidepressants

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Prozac and Celexa exhibit anti-inflammatory effects - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Antibodies linked to cardiovascular disease increase in patients with active lupus - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Drug-resistant malaria 'growing' in Cambodia
Background


RNAi delivery

References:
  1. February 25, 2010 - Disease gene blocker sneaks past cell defences
Background, Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Multiple sclerosis, Italian researchers discover a possible onset mechanism for the disease - also here
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. February 26, 2010 - Notch-blocking drugs kill brain cancer stem cells, yet multiple therapies may be needed - also here
Background, Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. February 28, 2010 - Gene links to celiac disease may help drug search
  2. February 28, 2010 - Pinpointing immune system disturbances in celiac disease - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 28, 2010 - Study: Gene therapy reverses effects of lethal childhood muscle disorder in mice - also here
Background


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