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Volume 9, Number 12
March 22, 2010


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

Global warming
Intracluster globular clusters
Early oceans
Super-Chandrasekhar supernovae
Solar cycles
High-redshift galaxy survey
Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor
Antarctic methane
Star forming regions
X-ray astronomy
Earthquakes
Quasars in the early universe
Extrasolar planets
Sterile neutrinos
Cold dust in in the Milky Way
Hydrocarbons and possible life on Titan
James Webb Space Telescope
Large Hadron Collider
Parity violation
Star formation in early galaxies

Technology

Quantum information
Nanotechnology
Topological insulators
Superconductivity
Memristors
Quantum cascade lasers
Organic electronics
Optical networking
Hydrogen production
Macroscopic quantum objects
Graphene
Ultracold chemistry
Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum computing
Fullerenes
Metamaterials
Quantum simulation

Life sciences

Mammalian tissue regeneration
Gene expression patterns
Modern human brain shrinkage
IGF signaling and muscle cells
Mathematical modeling of tooth development
Neanderthals
HuR, inflammation, and stress response
Early terrestrial vertebrates
VEGF-B and endothelial fatty acid uptake
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Sexual conflict genes
Childhood stress and telomere length
Agricultural biotechnology
Actin motion
Homo floresiensis
Noncoding DNA influence on phenotype
Horizontal gene transfer in fungi
Embryonic heart tissue
Intracellular transport
Non-coding DNA, gene expression, and human individuality
Genome-wide association studies
Sexual selection
Synthetic biology
Clostridium difficile
Coevolution
Bacterial swimming
Dormancy and biodiversity of microbial communities
Early hominins
Spliceosome assembly and operation

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Status quo bias
Apes and declarative communication
Visual memory
Autism
Evolution of fairness
GABA receptors and learning
Cross-cultural recognition of emotions
Ciradian rhythms in cyanobacteria
Modeling neural networks for birdsong
Brain-imaging studies

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease
Cardiovascular disease
AIDS
Malaria
Cancer
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
Antioxidants
Stem cells
Tuberculosis
Nanobiotechnology
Caspases, inflammation, and cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammation
Drug delivery
Genome-wide association studies and cancer
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MicroRNA therapeutics
Nanoparticle delivery of RNAi therapeutics



Physical sciences


Global warming

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Climate report shows Australia getting warmer
  2. March 15, 2010 - Australia 0.7 degrees warmer over past 50 years: scientists
  3. March 18, 2010 - First study to link earlier butterfly emergence with climate change - also here
  4. March 18, 2010 - Global warming changes natural event: first causal link
  5. March 20, 2010 - Canada reports mildest winter on record
Background


Intracluster globular clusters

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Globular cluster divorcees could shed light on dark matter
Background, Background


Early oceans

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Boost for evidence of early ocean
Background


Super-Chandrasekhar supernovae

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - White Dwarf Star System Exceeds Mass Limit - also here, here
  2. March 19, 2010 - 'Standard candle' flickers too brightly
  3. March 24, 2010 - 'Super-supernova' challenges astronomers
  4. March 25, 2010 - Measuring a Monstrous Supernova
  5. April 5, 2010 - Supernovae over the limit
Background


Solar cycles

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Study may explain the extended solar minimum
Background


High-redshift galaxy survey

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - New Hubble treasury project to survey first third of cosmic time, study dark energy - also here, here
Background, Background


Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - JHU astrophysicist and team win $5 million stimulus grant to build telescope
Background, Background


Antarctic methane

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Methane-making microbes thrive under the ice - also here
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - WISE Captures a Cosmic Rose - also here
  2. March 16, 2010 - NASA Telescope Spots Cosmic Rose in Deep Space
Background


X-ray astronomy

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - X-ray telescope to detect dark energy in space
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Earthquake Observatory in Northern Chile to Monitor the Last Seismic Gap
  2. March 16, 2010 - Forecast: Clear with a chance of tremors
  3. March 18, 2010 - A radon detector for earthquake prediction
Background


Quasars in the early universe

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes - also here, here, here, here, here
  2. March 17, 2010 - Primordial Black Holes Formed Just After Big Bang
  3. March 26, 2010 - Quasar Dust in the Early Universe
Background, Background, Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - This exoplanet is so cool - also here
  2. March 17, 2010 - First temperate exoplanet sized up - also here
  3. March 17, 2010 - First Temperate Exoplanet -- Size of Jupiter -- Discovered - also here
  4. March 17, 2010 - Newfound Alien World Resembles Those in Our Solar System
  5. March 17, 2010 - Exo-planet found in balmy orbit
  6. March 17, 2010 - New exoplanet like 'one of ours'
  7. March 17, 2010 - A Warm Jupiter: A Newfound Exoplanet Bears a Resemblance to the Solar System's Own Worlds
  8. March 18, 2010 - 'Cool Jupiter' widens search for exoplanets
  9. March 23, 2010 - Newly Discovered Exoplanet May Have Water Clouds
Background


Sterile neutrinos

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Hunt for the sterile neutrino heats up
Background


Cold dust in in the Milky Way

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Planck sees tapestry of cold dust - also here
  2. March 17, 2010 - Planck spies massive dust clouds
  3. March 18, 2010 - Cosmic Dust Gives Milky Way a Fiery Mane
Background


Hydrocarbons and possible life on Titan

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Life Without Water?
Background, Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Hubble's successor one step closer to completion
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider Triples Its Own Record
  2. March 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider smashes energy record
  3. March 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider sets new record for beam energy -- 3.5 TeV - also here
  4. March 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record - By 300%
Background


Parity violation

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - For One Tiny Instant, Physicists May Have Broken a Law of Nature - also here
Background


Star formation in early galaxies

References:
  1. March 21, 2010 - Astronomers Get Sharpest View Ever of Star Factories in Distant Universe - also here
  2. March 21, 2010 - Cosmic telephoto lens shows intense, early star formation
  3. March 21, 2010 - Early galaxy went through 'teenage growth spurt,' scientists say - also here
  4. March 21, 2010 - Teen galaxy spotted in stellar 'growth spurt'
  5. March 22, 2010 - Teenage Galaxy Creates New Stars in Growth Spurt
  6. April 2, 2010 - Intense Star Formation in the Early Universe
Background, Background, Background



Technology


Quantum information

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Controlling multiple qubits with hyper-entanglement
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Lithium-ion anode uses self-assembled nanocomposite materials to increase capacity
  2. March 16, 2010 - Self-assembling computer chips - also here
  3. March 16, 2010 - Molecules could create tiny circuits on computer chips
  4. March 16, 2010 - M.I.T. Researchers Create Molecular Chips
  5. March 17, 2010 - Light twists rigid structures in unexpected nanotech finding - also here, here
  6. March 17, 2010 - Researchers develop molecular 'LEGO kit' to create nano-cubes
  7. March 18, 2010 - Nanoscale optical antennas inspired by old-school TV aerials
  8. March 19, 2010 - Designer Nanomaterials On-Demand: Scientists Report Universal Method for Creating Nanoscale Composites - also here
  9. March 19, 2010 - Silver proves its mettle for nanotech applications - also here
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Seeking dark matter on a desktop - also here
  2. March 16, 2010 - Are the Universe's secrets hiding on a chip?
  3. March 17, 2010 - Fake dark matter could show what real stuff is like
  4. March 24, 2010 - Hunt for Elusive Dark Matter Goes Virtual
Background, Background, Background, Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Superconductors on the nanoscale - also here
Background


Memristors

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Electronics 'missing link' brings neural computing closer
  2. March 17, 2010 - Brain-Like Computer Closer to Realization
Background


Quantum cascade lasers

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - The intrinsic limits of quantum cascade lasers
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Molding the Future of Plastic Electronic Production
Background


Optical networking

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - An Express-Lane for the Internet
  2. March 19, 2010 - See-through networks
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Crystals + sound + water = clean hydrogen fuel
  2. March 18, 2010 - Water Oxidation Advance Boosts Potential for Solar Fuel - also here
Background


Macroscopic quantum objects

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Physicists observe quantum properties in the world of objects
  2. March 17, 2010 - Quantum Physics Used to Control Mechanical System
  3. March 17, 2010 - Scientists drag quantum mechanics into the visible realm
  4. March 17, 2010 - Scientists supersize quantum mechanics
  5. March 17, 2010 - Quivering Gizmo Ushers in Quantum Machines
  6. March 17, 2010 - Physicists Show Theory of Quantum Mechanics Applies to the Motion of Large Objects - also here
  7. March 17, 2010 - Team's quantum object is biggest by factor of billions
  8. March 17, 2010 - First quantum effects seen in visible object
  9. March 18, 2010 - Quantum effect spotted in a visible object
  10. March 18, 2010 - "Quantum Microphone" Puts Naked-Eye Object in 2 Places at Once
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Layered graphene sheets could solve hydrogen storage issues - also here
  2. March 26, 2010 - Graphene-oxide framework packs in hydrogen
Background


Ultracold chemistry

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Superchilly chemistry
  2. March 26, 2010 - Modeling Ultracold Chemistry
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum computing

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Discovery could pave the way for quantum computing
Background, Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Engineers: Weak laser can ignite nanoparticles, with exciting possibilities - also here
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Physicists design an invisibility cloak that works from multiple points of view
  2. March 18, 2010 - Scientists create three-dimensional invisibility cloak
  3. March 19, 2010 - 3D invisibility cloak unveiled
Background


Quantum simulation

References:
  1. March 20, 2010 - Breakthrough for the Quantum Simulator: When Ultra-Cold Atoms Can Be Anything
Background



Life sciences


Mammalian tissue regeneration

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Scientists demonstrate mammalian regeneration through single gene deletion - also here
  2. March 15, 2010 - Genetic discovery promises healing without scars
  3. March 23, 2010 - A Fluky Finding Raises Hopes for Mending Wounds
Background


Gene expression patterns

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Computational feat speeds finding of genes to milliseconds instead of years - also here
Background, Background


Modern human brain shrinkage

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Cro Magnon skull shows that our brains have shrunk
Background


IGF signaling and muscle cells

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Researchers solve a molecular mystery in muscle - also here
Background


Mathematical modeling of tooth development

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - The formula for making teeth will soon be found - also here
Background, Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - When did the first 'modern' human beings appear in the Iberian Peninsula? - also here
Background


HuR, inflammation, and stress response

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Researchers identify gene that may play key role in atherosclerosis, other diseases - also here
Background


Early terrestrial vertebrates

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - New fossil amphibian provides earliest widespread evidence of terrestrial vertebrates - also here
  2. March 15, 2010 - "FedEx" Fossil Amphibian Found in Pittsburgh
  3. March 16, 2010 - Fossil amphibian roamed Pennsylvania 300 million years ago
Background


VEGF-B and endothelial fatty acid uptake

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - How muscle cells control fatty acid uptake - also here
Background, Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Amniotic fluid cells more efficiently reprogrammed to pluripotency than adult cells - also here
Background


Sexual conflict genes

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - The sexual tug-of-war -- a genomic view - also here
Background


Childhood stress and telomere length

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Childhood adversity may promote cellular aging
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - New biotech advance to add heart healthy omega-3s to US diet
Background


Actin motion

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Long polymer chains dance the conga - also here
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Hobbit ancestors once colonized Indonesia island
  2. March 17, 2010 - Hobbit origins pushed back
  3. March 17, 2010 - Hobbit Ancestors Arrived on Flores Early
  4. March 17, 2010 - 'Hobbit' island colonised much earlier than thought
  5. March 17, 2010 - "Hobbits" Had Million-Year History on Island?
  6. March 18, 2010 - Tools push back dates for humans on Flores
  7. March 18, 2010 - 'Hobbit' island's deeper history
Background


Noncoding DNA influence on phenotype

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - "Epigenetics" drives phenotype?
Background


Horizontal gene transfer in fungi

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Fungi can change quickly, pass along infectious ability
Background


Embryonic heart tissue

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Researchers identify key mechanism that guides cells to form heart tissue - also here
Background


Intracellular transport

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Scientists discover switch mechanism for controlling traffic in cells - also here
Background


Non-coding DNA, gene expression, and human individuality

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - What makes us unique? Not genes so much as surrounding sequences - also here, here
  2. March 19, 2010 - 'Junk' DNA gets credit for making us who we are
Background


Genome-wide association studies

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - New statistical method for genetic studies could cut computation time from years to hours - also here
Background, Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Biologists' work with 'glow-in-the-dark' sperm sheds light on sexual selection - also here
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Synthetic Biology: Engineered Bacteria
Background


Clostridium difficile

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - Scientists go into battle to disarm superbug
  2. March 20, 2010 - Study: Lesser-known bug a bigger hospital threat - also here
Background


Coevolution

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - Ability to tolerate enemies influences coevolution - also here
Background


Bacterial swimming

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - A molecular brake for the bacterial flagellar nano-motor - also here
Background


Dormancy and biodiversity of microbial communities

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - Dormant microbes promote diversity, serve environment: study
Background


Early hominins

References:
  1. March 20, 2010 - Evidence Indicates Humans' Early Tree-dwelling Ancestors Were Also Bipedal - also here
  2. March 22, 2010 - Ancient footprints yield oldest signs of upright gait - also here
Background


Spliceosome assembly and operation

References:
  1. March 21, 2010 - Spying on a cellular director in the cutting room - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Status quo bias

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Exploring status quo bias in the human brain
Background, Background


Apes and declarative communication

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Study suggests environment may impact apes' ability to understand declarative communication
Background, Background


Visual memory

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Memory enhanced when events occur at behaviorally relevant times - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - A better genetic test for autism - also here
Background


Evolution of fairness

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Evolution of Fairness Driven by Culture, Not Genes
  2. March 18, 2010 - Playing Fair Came Late
  3. March 18, 2010 - New Study Eyes Evolution of Fairness and Punishment - also here
  4. March 18, 2010 - Fairness is socially-learned, not innate, research suggests
  5. March 19, 2010 - What's fair? Societal structures, not human nature, teach us
Background, Background


GABA receptors and learning

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Learning deficits in adolescence linked to novel brain receptor - also here
  2. March 19, 2010 - Why teenagers find learning a drag
Background, Background


Cross-cultural recognition of emotions

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Cultural divide in ability to recognize sensual sounds
Background


Ciradian rhythms in cyanobacteria

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Cell division in cyanobacteria controlled by same kind of circadian rhythms that govern human sleep - also here
Background, Background


Modeling neural networks for birdsong

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Songbirds provide insight into speech production - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - How to move the brain with a Japanese line drawing
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Brain scans show signs of early Alzheimer's: study
  2. March 15, 2010 - Brain plaques may explain higher risk of Alzheimer's based on mom's history - also here, here
  3. March 15, 2010 - Using new approach, researchers find level of gene alters risk of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  4. March 15, 2010 - Neuroimaging study describes Alzheimer's disease-like changes in elderly people without the disease - also here
  5. March 15, 2010 - Fruit flies and test tubes open new window on Alzheimer's disease - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Impotence plus heart disease ups death risk: study - also here, here
  2. March 15, 2010 - St. Jude atrial fibrillation trial meets goals
  3. March 15, 2010 - Medtronic atrial fibrillation system shines in study - also here, here
  4. March 15, 2010 - Studies provide more support for health benefits of coffee - also here
  5. March 15, 2010 - Vitamin D levels have different effects on atherosclerosis in blacks and whites - also here
  6. March 15, 2010 - Studies find treating vitamin D deficiency significantly reduces heart disease risk - also here
  7. March 15, 2010 - Health team identifies a key predictor of cardiovascular death - also here
  8. March 15, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction strong predictor of death, cardiovascular outcomes - also here
  9. March 15, 2010 - Female sex chromosomes, not just hormones, help regulate blood pressure - also here
  10. March 15, 2010 - Interventional radiologists examine simple test that might predict heart attacks - also here
  11. March 15, 2010 - Imaging fat layer around heart can help predict disease - also here
  12. March 15, 2010 - Oscillations at odds in the heart - also here
  13. March 15, 2010 - Tissue-freezing balloon beats drugs in ablation study
  14. March 15, 2010 - Cardiac rehabilitation helps survival time in heart patients receiving stent therapy - also here
  15. March 15, 2010 - Hybrid revascularization effective for left main coronary blockages - also here
  16. March 15, 2010 - Arteries improve after smokers quit, study finds
  17. March 16, 2010 - Impotence 'strong predictor' of heart attacks
  18. March 16, 2010 - Novartis drug fails to help after heart attack: study - also here
  19. March 16, 2010 - Novartis drug no help after heart attack-study
  20. March 16, 2010 - Experimental blood pressure drug takes natural approach
  21. March 16, 2010 - As girth grows, risk of sudden cardiac death shrinks - also here
  22. March 16, 2010 - Researchers use engineering equation to help treat blockages in the heart
  23. March 17, 2010 - Flaxseed lowers cholesterol in men - also here
  24. March 17, 2010 - Feeling lonely adds to rate of blood pressure increase in people 50 years old and older - also here, here
  25. March 17, 2010 - Urban Pollution Affects Cardiac Function: Initial Results in the Healthy Rat
  26. March 18, 2010 - Taking blood pressure pills cuts risk of dying
  27. March 19, 2010 - Recommendation for Use of Heart Failure Treatment Formulated
  28. March 21, 2010 - Variability as Well as High Blood Pressure Holds High Risk of Stroke
  29. March 21, 2010 - Children With Insomnia May Have Impaired Heart Rate Variability
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Scientists identify chemical in bananas as potent inhibitor of HIV infection - also here
  2. March 19, 2010 - Acne drug prevents HIV breakout - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Duffy-negative blood types no longer protected from P. Vivax malaria - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Blacks have highest cancer rates of all racial ethnicities, yet feel less at risk, study finds - also here
  2. March 15, 2010 - Palpable breast cancers are more common in women not undergoing annual mammography - also here
  3. March 15, 2010 - Possible New Drug Target for Head and Neck Cancers
  4. March 16, 2010 - Age likely a factor in colon cancer chemotherapy
  5. March 16, 2010 - Melanoma survivors at higher risk of other cancers
  6. March 16, 2010 - Lung cancer gene tests not ready: U.S. report
  7. March 16, 2010 - New radiation therapy shows promise in lung cancer - also here
  8. March 16, 2010 - Vitamin B6 ingredient linked to lower colorectal cancer risk: study
  9. March 16, 2010 - Going for gold with a novel interventional radiology treatment for pancreatic cancer
  10. March 16, 2010 - Freezing out breast cancer - also here
  11. March 16, 2010 - Revisiting the need to detect circulating tumor cells - also here
  12. March 16, 2010 - Colon cancer patients gain time with radiofrequency ablation treatment - also here
  13. March 16, 2010 - Interventional radiology treatments for recurrent prostate cancer - also here
  14. March 16, 2010 - Precision radiation therapy may improve survival rates of some lung cancer patients
  15. March 16, 2010 - Increased radiation dose does not increase long-term side effects for prostate cancer patients
  16. March 16, 2010 - HPV vaccine protects from cancer recurrence - also here
  17. March 16, 2010 - Progress has been made in war on cancer, but still many challenges - also here
  18. March 16, 2010 - Gene expression-based prognostic signatures in lung cancer not ready for clinical use - also here
  19. March 16, 2010 - Shutting out soft tissue cancers in the cold - also here
  20. March 16, 2010 - Older Patients With Colon Cancer Less Likely to Receive Chemotherapy After Surgery
  21. March 16, 2010 - Science wins key battles but could cancer win the war?
  22. March 16, 2010 - Study evaluates costs and benefits of new chemotherapy drugs - also here
  23. March 16, 2010 - Studies Reveal Substantial Increases in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
  24. March 16, 2010 - Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists
  25. March 17, 2010 - Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk Not Clinically Useful
  26. March 17, 2010 - New attack on cancer forces cells to grow old and die - also here
  27. March 17, 2010 - Tests for genes don't predict breast cancer better
  28. March 17, 2010 - Abraxis cancer drug meets late-stage trial goal
  29. March 17, 2010 - Human Genome lung cancer drug fails to improve survival
  30. March 17, 2010 - Omega 3 curbs precancerous growths in those prone to bowel cancer - also here
  31. March 17, 2010 - Researchers find new chemotherapy combination shows promise in endometrial cancer - also here
  32. March 17, 2010 - Novel interventional radiology treatment with microspheres shows promise for liver cancer patients - also here
  33. March 17, 2010 - Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas or pancreatic endocrine tumor?
  34. March 17, 2010 - Breast cancer drug research on fast track
  35. March 18, 2010 - Blocking gene forces cancer cells to age
  36. March 18, 2010 - Studies examine Third Eye Retroscope during colonoscopy
  37. March 18, 2010 - Potent Radiation Treatment Provides Tumor Control for Patients With Inoperable Lung Cancer
  38. March 19, 2010 - More study needed on vitamin D-ovarian cancer link
  39. March 19, 2010 - Study shows further benefits of noscapine for prostate cancer
  40. March 19, 2010 - Enzyme is Possible New Therapy Target for Head and Neck Cancer
  41. March 19, 2010 - Rare ATM gene mutations, plus radiation, may increase risk of a second breast cancer - also here
  42. March 19, 2010 - Fatty acid in fish protects against polyps
  43. March 19, 2010 - EU drugs body backs extended use for OSI's Tarceva
  44. March 20, 2010 - Setback for cervical cancer test hopes
  45. March 21, 2010 - Children and Teens Less Likely Than Young Adults to Die of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Cellular pathway could provide evidence of how cancer and obesity are linked - also here
  2. March 16, 2010 - Blocking cancer in its path: New cellular defect discovered - also here
  3. March 16, 2010 - 2 at 1 stroke -- how cells protect themselves from cancer - also here
  4. March 17, 2010 - Disabling Skp2 gene helps shut down cancer growth - also here
  5. March 21, 2010 - Nearby bone cells may trigger some blood cancers
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Study points to potential new drug for type 2 diabetes - also here
  2. March 15, 2010 - Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality rates in critically ill
  3. March 16, 2010 - Aspirin-like Drug Could Help Control Diabetes
  4. March 17, 2010 - Selenium protects men against diabetes - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Baby's obesity risk: What's the mother's influence? - also here
  2. March 16, 2010 - Obesity impairs body's 'memory' of how to fight flu: study - also here
  3. March 16, 2010 - Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists - also here
  4. March 18, 2010 - Supplement may slow overweight kids' fat gain
  5. March 18, 2010 - Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages - also here
  6. March 18, 2010 - U.S. child obesity problem worse than thought
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. March 15, 2010 - Guideline issued for treating sleep, constipation, sexual problems in Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Cloves are the best natural antioxidant - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - Stem cells build new blood vessels to treat peripheral arterial disease - also here
  2. March 17, 2010 - Chemists influence stem-cell development with geometry - also here
  3. March 18, 2010 - Using stem cells to mend damaged hips
  4. March 18, 2010 - Stem cells used to model infant birth defect - also here
  5. March 19, 2010 - Surgeons perform revolutionary transplant operation - also here
  6. March 19, 2010 - Stem Cell Networks in Zebrafish
  7. March 19, 2010 - Windpipe transplant success in UK child
  8. March 21, 2010 - Newly identified growth factor promotes stem cell growth, regeneration - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 16, 2010 - New TB booster shows promise - also here
  2. March 18, 2010 - WHO: Not sure if drug-resistant TB is worsening - also here
  3. March 19, 2010 - Testing overseas may explain big drop in TB cases - also here
  4. March 21, 2010 - Researchers discover two new ways to kill tuberculosis - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - DNA nanotechnology breakthrough offers promising applications in medicine
Background


Caspases, inflammation, and cancer

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Could regulating intestinal inflammation prevent colon cancer? - also here
Background, Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Research team identifies genes linked to ulcerative colitis - also here
  2. March 18, 2010 - Study details machinery of immune protection against inflammatory diseases like colitis - also here
  3. March 18, 2010 - Feedback loop explains inflammatory effect on intestinal lining - also here
Background


Inflammation

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Targeting blood vessels, immune system may offer way to stop infection-caused inflammation - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. March 17, 2010 - Technique is turning proteins into glass - also here
Background


Genome-wide association studies and cancer

References:
  1. March 18, 2010 - Adding Common Genetic Variants to Breast Cancer Risk Models Offers Only Small Benefit
Background, Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - Conventional infection control measures found effective in reducing MRSA rates
Background


MicroRNA therapeutics

References:
  1. March 19, 2010 - GEN reports on therapeutic potential of microRNA
Background, Background


Nanoparticle delivery of RNAi therapeutics

References:
  1. March 21, 2010 - Nanotech robots deliver gene therapy through blood - also here
  2. March 21, 2010 - More support for RNAi in clinic
  3. March 21, 2010 - Cancer genes silenced in humans
  4. March 21, 2010 - Researchers provide proof in humans of RNA interference using targeted nanoparticles - also here, here
  5. March 24, 2010 - Tiny nanoparticles could deliver gene therapy through blood
Background, Background


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