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Volume 9, Number 18
May 3, 2010


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

Dark matter
Extremely Large Telescope
Supermassive black hole growth
Enceladus
Star formation
Extrasolar planets
Global warming
Proton structure
Star-forming regions
Water on Mars
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Tetraquarks
Solar phenomena
Earthquakes
Earth's core
James Webb Space Telescope
Exobiology
Formation of massive stars
Nuclear galactic rings
Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor
Paleoclimatology
Mid-size black holes
Supernovae

Technology

Spintronics
Graphene
Fuel cells
Parallel processing
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Controlled fusion
Solar sails
Quantum computing
Supercomputing
Hydrogen production
Nanodot memory
High-speed data transmission on copper lines
Artificial intelligence
Ultracold chemistry
Photovoltaics
Quantum cryptography
Bose-Einstein condensates of positronium
Invisibility cloaks

Life sciences

Virus exploitation of microRNA for infection
Sustained helper T cell signaling
Proteorhodopsin in marine bacteria
Speciation
Hox6 and rib development
Dynamin and endocytosis
Epigenetics and HDAC inhibitors
Argonautes and microRNA generation
T cells and CD45
C-Myc and gene transcription
Biofilms
Calorie restriction and immune response
NLRC5 and innate immune system regulation
Transposable elements and sex chromosomes
Tuberalin and seasonal timing
Genome-wide association studies
Transposable elements in primate genomes
Telomeres and ultraviolet radiation damage
Intracellulas transport of palmitoylated proteins
Nucleotide excision repair and gene transcription
Mx protein and innate immune response to viruses
DNA deep sequencing and transcription factor binding sites

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Exercise and learning ability
Laughter and appetite hormones
Genetics of smoking addiction
Psychogenic immune response
Genetics of brain wave patterns
Psychopathy
Norbin and glutamate signaling
APOE 4, teleomere length, and episodic memory
Visual acuity
Abstract reasoning
Testosterone and masculine behavior
Olfaction
Autism
Social organization for cooperation
Oxytocin
Language-processing brain areas
Visual processing in neurons
Sex differences in navigation strategy
Psychosis

Health and medicine

Phosphates and aging
Stem cells
Metabolic syndrome
Nanobiotechnology
Adoptive immunotherapy
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer biology
Lifestyle choices and longevity
HMGCR and anticancer effect of statins
Inflammatory bowel disease
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Obesity
Tuberculosis
Diabetes
Multiple sclerosis
Wnt and bone regeneration
Antibiotics
Prions
Drug delivery
AIDS
Cancer stem cells
Personal genomics
Gene therapy
Celiac disease
MicroRNA and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Vaccination and tissue-resident immune cells
Scleroderma
MicroRNA and cancer
Leptin and sepsis
Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammatory disease
Hepatitis C



Physical sciences


Dark matter

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Dark Matter Halos Look a Bit Like a Football
  2. April 26, 2010 - Cosmic Dark Matter Clumps Into Cigar Shapes
  3. April 26, 2010 - Research illuminates the shape of dark matter's distribution
  4. April 27, 2010 - Signs of dark matter may point to mirror matter candidate
  5. April 28, 2010 - Recent observations show dark matter unobserved again
Background


Extremely Large Telescope

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Location chosen for European Extremely Large Telescope
  2. April 26, 2010 - European Extremely Large Telescope site chosen - also here, here
  3. April 26, 2010 - World's largest telescope to be built in Chile
  4. April 27, 2010 - Chile wins the Extremely Large Telescope
  5. April 27, 2010 - World's Largest Telescope to Be Built in Chile
  6. April 27, 2010 - World's biggest telescope planned for Atacama
  7. April 27, 2010 - Site chosen for European superscope
  8. April 27, 2010 - Chile to host world's biggest telescope
Background


Supermassive black hole growth

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - How do supermassive black holes get so big?
Background, Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Cassini Measures Tug of Enceladus - also here
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Planck highlights the complexity of star formation - also here, here
  2. April 26, 2010 - Esa's Planck telescope finds value in 'reject' data
  3. April 27, 2010 - Star-Formation Details Seen in New Images
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - The Kepler Mission
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Soil Microbes Produce Less Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Than Expected With Climate Warming - also here
  2. April 28, 2010 - Melting sea ice major cause of warming in Arctic, new study reveals - also here
  3. April 28, 2010 - Melting icebergs causing sea level rise - also here, here, here
  4. April 28, 2010 - Winds from Siberia Reduce Arctic Sea Ice Cover, Norwegian Researchers Find
  5. April 28, 2010 - Global floating ice in "constant retreat": study
  6. April 29, 2010 - Melting ice amplifies Arctic warming
  7. April 29, 2010 - Sea ice loss key to Arctic warming, study
  8. April 30, 2010 - South Pole experiences warmest year on record in 2009
Background


Proton structure

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Protons not as 'strange' as expected
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Something Old, Something New
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Martian Ice Exposed
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Scientists link ocean acidification to prehistoric mass extinction - also here, here
Background


Tetraquarks

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Evidence grows for tetraquarks
Background


Solar phenomena

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Hot Plasma Rains Down on the Sun
  2. April 28, 2010 - Massive Eruption Creates Magnetic Plasma 'Rain' on the Sun
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - New Madrid Quakes May Not Have Been So Colossal
  2. April 29, 2010 - Quake analysis rewrites history books
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Scientists probe Earth's core - also here
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Webb Telescope Passes Mission Milestone
  2. May 1, 2010 - NASA's Ambitious New Space Telescope Passes Critical Test
Background


Exobiology

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Search for Alien Life Set to Take Giant Leap Forward
  2. April 29, 2010 - Seeing Aliens Will Likely Take Centuries
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - CSIRO telescope spots mega-star cradle - also here
  2. April 29, 2010 - Astronomers spy massive stars in the making
  3. May 7, 2010 - Giant Space Cloud Holds Clues to Massive Star Birth
  4. May 10, 2010 - Astronomers plan second look at mega star birthing grounds - also here
Background


Nuclear galactic rings

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Largest atlas of nuclear galactic rings unveiled - also here
Background


Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - NASA to Probe the Universe's First Moments
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Scientists Peer Into Antarctica's Past to See Our Future Climate - also here
  2. April 29, 2010 - Scientists Peer into Antarctica's Past to See Future Climate
  3. April 30, 2010 - Geologists Study Historic Patterns of Climate Change
  4. May 1, 2010 - Global glaciation snowballed into giant change in carbon cycle - also here, here, here
Background


Mid-size black holes

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - M82: 'Survivor' Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized - also here, here
  2. May 3, 2010 - Two Black Holes Found Hard to Kill
  3. May 4, 2010 - Black Hole Middleweights
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Supernova's Beginning Blast Shown in 3-D - A First
  2. April 30, 2010 - The Supernovae of Triangulum
Background



Technology


Spintronics

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Physicists capture first images of atomic spin - also here
  2. May 4, 2010 - First Image Made of an Atom Spinning
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Graphene Outperforms Carbon Nanotubes for Creating Stronger, More Crack-Resistant Materials
  2. April 27, 2010 - Seeing Moire in Graphene - also here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Researchers Discover How to Move Protons, Improve Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
  2. April 26, 2010 - Fuel cells get up to speed with a new kind of platinum - also here
  3. April 27, 2010 - Affordable Fuel Cells May Get Boost From Artificial Diamonds
Background


Parallel processing

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Mastering multicore
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - A Robot Called WANDA
  2. April 27, 2010 - New views at the nanoscale
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Nano-infused filters prove effective: Scientists build better catalyst with nanotube membranes - also here
  2. April 28, 2010 - Nanotube 'fuzz' boosts optical performance
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Italy and Russia Fuse to Build New Reactor
  2. April 30, 2010 - Fusion reactor aims to rival ITER
Background


Solar sails

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Japan to launch 'space yacht' propelled by solar particles
  2. April 28, 2010 - Japan to launch 'space yacht'
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - NIST Develops 'Dimmer Switch' for Superconducting Quantum Computing - also here
  2. April 30, 2010 - Scientists look beyond diamond for quantum computing - also here
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Defense-scale supercomputing comes to alternative energy research
  2. April 27, 2010 - Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer - also here
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Catalyst Brings Cheap Hydrogen Fuel Closer to Reality
  2. April 28, 2010 - Cheap hydrogen fuel from seawater may be a step closer
  3. May 1, 2010 - Inexpensive Metal Catalyst Can Effectively Generate Hydrogen from Water - also here
Background


Nanodot memory

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Nanodots Breakthrough May Lead To 'A Library On One Chip' - also here, here
Background


High-speed data transmission on copper lines

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Fiber-optic speeds achieved over copper lines
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Computing, Sudoku-style
Background


Ultracold chemistry

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - It's electrifying: Scientists use electric fields to control chemical reactions of ultracold molecules - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Ultracold dipoles are under control
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Trapping light to improve solar cells
  2. April 29, 2010 - A Straightforward Solution for Increasing Solar Cell Performance
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Banking on safer quantum communication
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates of positronium

References:
  1. May 1, 2010 - New research could help develop gamma ray lasers and produce fusion power - also here
Background


Invisibility cloaks

References:
  1. May 2, 2010 - Now you see it, now you don't - or do you??
Background, Background



Life sciences


Virus exploitation of microRNA for infection

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Scientists discover 'traitor' human DNA helps viruses cause cancer
Background, Background


Sustained helper T cell signaling

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Scientists favor needles over tablets for global vaccinations - also here
Background


Proteorhodopsin in marine bacteria

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Rhodopsin phototrophy promotes bacterial survival - also here
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Island Reptiles Buck an Evolutionary Trend
  2. April 29, 2010 - How important is geographical isolation in speciation? - also here
Background


Hox6 and rib development

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - To have or not to have ribs (a vertebrate story) - also here
Background


Dynamin and endocytosis

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Scientists solve protein structure revealing secrets of cell membranes - also here
Background


Epigenetics and HDAC inhibitors

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - 'Epigenetic' concepts offer new approach to degenerative disease - also here
Background


Argonautes and microRNA generation

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Scientists uncover alternative pathway of microRNA generation - also here
Background


T cells and CD45

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Team studies T cell activation with nanoparticles - also here
Background


C-Myc and gene transcription

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - More support for transcription trick
  2. April 29, 2010 - Our genes can be set on pause - also here
Background, Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Bacterial biofilms make the seeds of their own undoing
Background


Calorie restriction and immune response

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Less is more when restraining calories boosts immunity - also here
Background


NLRC5 and innate immune system regulation

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - A single protein regulates 2 immune pathways - also here
Background


Transposable elements and sex chromosomes

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - New research about human genetic diseases and human development
Background


Tuberalin and seasonal timing

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Scientists clock onto how sunlight puts a spring in our step - also here
Background


Genome-wide association studies

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Refined tools help pinpoint disease-causing genes - also here
Background


Transposable elements in primate genomes

References:
  1. May 3, 2010 - New research about human genetic diseases and human development - also here
Background


Telomeres and ultraviolet radiation damage

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Chromosome's Guardians Susceptible to UV Radiation, Scientists Find - also here, here
Background


Intracellulas transport of palmitoylated proteins

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Transportation governed by simple rules
Background


Nucleotide excision repair and gene transcription

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - DNA And Its Complexes
Background, Background


Mx protein and innate immune response to viruses

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - A Clamp for Emerging Flu Viruses: Researchers Unravel Secret of Innate Immune Response
Background


DNA deep sequencing and transcription factor binding sites

References:
  1. May 2, 2010 - New tool enables wider analyses of genome 'deep sequencing' - also here, here
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Reward-driven people win more, even when no reward at stake - also here, here
  2. April 26, 2010 - Race and empathy matter on neural level - also here
  3. April 26, 2010 - Differences in language circuits in the brain linked to dyslexia - also here
Background


Obsessive-compulsive disorder

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Researchers find that single gene responsible for OCD-like behaviors in mice - also here
Background


Exercise and learning ability

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Regular Aerobic Exercise Is Good for the Brain - also here, here
Background


Laughter and appetite hormones

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Body's Response to Repetitive Laughter Is Similar to the Effect of Repetitive Exercise, Study Finds
Background, Background


Genetics of smoking addiction

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Genes influence smoking addiction: study
Background


Psychogenic immune response

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Merely seeing disease symptoms may promote aggressive immune response - also here
Background


Genetics of brain wave patterns

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Scientists Find Genes That Influence Brain Wave Patterns
Background


Psychopathy

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - An underlying cause for psychopathic behavior?
Background


Norbin and glutamate signaling

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Potential New Target for Schizophrenia Drugs Identified
Background


APOE 4, teleomere length, and episodic memory

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Long Telomeres Can Be Linked to Poorer Memory
Background, Background


Visual acuity

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Eyesight improves when people expect to have especially keen vision
Background


Abstract reasoning

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Neural mechanisms of abstract learning
  2. May 1, 2010 - Complex Brain Functions Help Adapt to New Situations and Stimuli
Background, Background, Background


Testosterone and masculine behavior

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Testosterone directly amplifies but does not program male behaviors - also here
Background, Background


Olfaction

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - How nerve cells distinguish odors - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Gluten- and Casein-free Diet Not Effective Autism Treatment - also here
  2. May 2, 2010 - Study adds to evidence that autism has genetic basis - also here
  3. May 2, 2010 - GI problems common in children with autism - also here
  4. May 2, 2010 - Sleep disturbances associated with behavior problems in children with autism - also here

Social organization for cooperation

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Communication trumps penalties in new study of social-ecological systems - also here
  2. May 1, 2010 - Coordinated Punishment Leads to Increased Cooperation in Large Groups - also here, here
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Hormone spray improves male sensitivity - also here
  2. April 30, 2010 - 'Cuddle hormone' makes men more empathetic
Background


Language-processing brain areas

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Sign language study shows multiple brain regions wired for language - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Visual processing in neurons

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - New method reveals how individual nerve cells process visual input - also here
Background


Sex differences in navigation strategy

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Men and women navigate differently
  2. May 5, 2010 - Women navigate more efficiently than men
Background, Background


Psychosis

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds - also here
Background

Background



Health and medicine


Phosphates and aging

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Phosphorous in sodas and processed foods accelerates signs of aging, scientists say - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - How Useful Are Adult Stem Cells, Really?
  2. April 26, 2010 - Stem cells from surgery leftovers could repair damaged hearts - also here
  3. April 26, 2010 - Tackling blood stem cell heterogeneity
  4. April 26, 2010 - Location of Stem Cells Near Cartilage-Rich Regions in Bones Confirmed
  5. April 27, 2010 - Pluristem stem cell treatment shows early promise
  6. April 28, 2010 - Research into stem cells of adults stirs hopes
  7. May 2, 2010 - Scientists provide groundbreaking new understanding of stem cells - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Grapes reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, animal study shows - also here
Background, Background, Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Novel nanoparticles prevent radiation damage - also here
  2. April 28, 2010 - New advances in science of the ultra-small promise big benefits for cancer patients - also here
  3. April 28, 2010 - Curcumin nanoparticles 'open up' resistant cancers - also here
  4. April 28, 2010 - Magnetism puts nanoparticles on the move
  5. April 29, 2010 - Tiny Particles May Help Surgeons By Marking Brain Tumors - also here
Background


Adoptive immunotherapy

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - New technique reinforces immune cells that seek and destroy cancer - also here
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Brown rice and cardiovascular protection - also here
  2. April 26, 2010 - Predicting risk for high blood pressure - also here
  3. April 26, 2010 - The heart disease trifecta
  4. April 26, 2010 - Study questions value of pricey heart screening
  5. April 26, 2010 - SSRIs and cardiovascular health - also here
  6. April 27, 2010 - A better way to predict heart attacks
  7. April 27, 2010 - Adding coronary calcium score to traditional risk factors improves risk assessment for heart disease
  8. April 27, 2010 - Erectile Dysfunction and Increased Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease
  9. April 27, 2010 - AstraZeneca wins wider EU label for Crestor drug
  10. April 28, 2010 - Study shows why cholesterol damages arteries - also here
  11. April 28, 2010 - Hypertensive rat genome sequence expected to uncover genetic basis of human hypertension - also here
  12. April 28, 2010 - Mexico City air pollution adversely affects the hearts of young people - also here
  13. April 28, 2010 - Better Way to Predict Heart Attacks: Measure of Calcium in Coronary Arteries May Help Predict Heart Disease Risk
  14. April 28, 2010 - Obesity, smoking may raise blood clot risk
  15. April 29, 2010 - Blood protein increases heart disease risk
  16. April 29, 2010 - Study sharpens focus on Glaxo's heart drug hope - also here, here
  17. April 29, 2010 - No link seen between stressful events, stroke
  18. April 30, 2010 - No-Stress Stress Test Brings Relief to Heart Failure Patients
  19. April 30, 2010 - Check blood pressure at home, not MD's office: study
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Skeleton key for cancer metastasis - also here
  2. April 30, 2010 - Self-help -- tumors promote their own metastasis - also here
  3. April 30, 2010 - Cancer and diabetes: One discovery is affecting two areas of research
  4. April 30, 2010 - Biochemist unlocks gene's role in breast-tumor growth - also here, here, here
  5. April 30, 2010 - Cancer Tumours That Fight Themselves
  6. May 2, 2010 - 'Junk DNA' drives cancer growth - also here, here, here
Background


Lifestyle choices and longevity

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Four unhealthy behaviors combine to increase death risk - also here
  2. April 26, 2010 - Bad habits can age you by 12 years, study suggests - also here
Background


HMGCR and anticancer effect of statins

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Study shows why statins protect some against cancer
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Biologists link gut microbial equilibrium to inflammatory bowel disease - also here
  2. April 26, 2010 - Scientists find new protein key to bowel disease - also here
  3. April 28, 2010 - Study finds sharp rise in colitis among children
  4. April 28, 2010 - Salix says FDA denies approval of bowel drug
  5. May 2, 2010 - Olive oil could guard against developing ulcerative colitis - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 26, 2010 - Ethiopia to benefit from new cervical-cancer diagnostic tool
  2. April 26, 2010 - MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly five times more Americans than previously thought - also here
  3. April 26, 2010 - Breast cancer risk factors differ among races - also here
  4. April 26, 2010 - Brain tumor growth linked to lowered expression of hundreds of immune function genes - also here
  5. April 26, 2010 - Factors that cause high blood pressure condition in pregnant women protect against breast cancer - also here
  6. April 26, 2010 - Immune cells predict success of head and neck cancer treatment, study finds - also here
  7. April 26, 2010 - Researchers identify early ovarian cancers - also here
  8. April 26, 2010 - Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early - also here, here, here
  9. April 26, 2010 - Genes affect smoking behavior, lung cancer risk - also here
  10. April 26, 2010 - NexMed says FDA may allow cancer drug into late stage
  11. April 27, 2010 - Quick new screening exam could save thousands of people from bowel cancer - also here
  12. April 27, 2010 - Smoking during radiation therapy for head and neck cancers linked to poorer outcomes - also here
  13. April 27, 2010 - Cell study finds receptor can fight tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cells - also here
  14. April 27, 2010 - HPV test detects more pre-cancerous cells than conventional smear test - also here
  15. April 27, 2010 - Bowel cancer test could save many lives, study suggests
  16. April 27, 2010 - HPV tests better for cervical screening: experts - also here
  17. April 27, 2010 - Camera screens can slash colon cancer deaths: study - also here, here
  18. April 28, 2010 - To Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Good Medicine Is a Polymer Pill
  19. April 28, 2010 - Cervical cancer screening method should be changed, research suggests - also here
  20. April 28, 2010 - Extracapsular lymph node involvement: A negative prognostic factor for esophageal cancer - also here
  21. April 28, 2010 - ASTRO releases SBRT for lung cancer report - also here
  22. April 28, 2010 - Breakthrough method predicts risk of invasive breast cancer - also here
  23. April 28, 2010 - Comparison of available breast cancer risk assessment tools shows room for improvement - also here
  24. April 28, 2010 - Experts debate use of HPV test
  25. April 28, 2010 - 5-minute colon cancer test could save thousands of lives - also here
  26. April 28, 2010 - Colon cancer test could save thousands in Britain
  27. April 29, 2010 - Fluorescent compounds make tumors glow - also here, here
  28. April 29, 2010 - Best care for the oldest lung cancer patients - also here
  29. April 29, 2010 - Spanish gene expression data promise targeting of anti-angiogenesis treatment - also here
  30. April 29, 2010 - CXCR4: A new drug target in lung cancer - also here
  31. April 29, 2010 - Cancer risk the same for kidney transplant recipients, no matter the drug
  32. April 29, 2010 - UCSF find predicts severity of breast cancer
  33. April 29, 2010 - Vitamin D in pill form may cut breast cancer risk
  34. April 29, 2010 - FDA approves breakthrough cancer therapy Provenge - also here
  35. April 30, 2010 - Making personalized lung cancer therapy a reality in Europe - also here
  36. April 30, 2010 - Finding cancer 'cold spots' can help minimize radiotherapy side-effects - also here
  37. April 30, 2010 - Germ that causes stomach ulcers protective for oesophageal cancer
  38. April 30, 2010 - First trial of pemetrexed with radiation and chemo in lung cancer shows promising results - also here
  39. April 30, 2010 - Meta-analysis: Radiotherapy variants improve survival in non-metastatic lung cancer - also here
  40. April 30, 2010 - Blood test may identify lung cancer patients likely to respond to erlotinib - also here
  41. April 30, 2010 - Blood test helps target Roche/OSI lung cancer drug
  42. April 30, 2010 - Prostate cancer vaccine wins US approval
  43. April 30, 2010 - Breakthrough cancer therapy a go for $93K
  44. May 1, 2010 - Lung cancer risk particularly high for heart and liver transplant recipients - also here
  45. May 2, 2010 - Older women with diabetes face higher risk for colon cancer - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Alzheimer's memory problems originate with protein clumps floating in the brain, not amyloid plaques - also here
  2. April 28, 2010 - Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  3. April 28, 2010 - Prevent Alzheimer's? No evidence you can: panel - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Expectant moms who smoke could cause abdominal obesity in teens
  2. April 27, 2010 - Obese children metabolize drugs differently than healthy weight children - also here
  3. April 29, 2010 - Obesity associated with increased risk of fibromyalgia - also here
  4. April 30, 2010 - Obesity ups risk of painful fibromyalgia
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - New avenues for overcoming tuberculosis drug resistance - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 27, 2010 - Moderate drinking linked to lower diabetes risk
  2. April 28, 2010 - 'Rotten eggs' gas, fat and diabetes - also here
  3. April 30, 2010 - Roche gets more positive data on diabetes drug
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Twin study surveys genome for cause of multiple sclerosis
  2. April 28, 2010 - Dynamic view of the MS genome
  3. April 28, 2010 - Twin Study Deepens Multiple Sclerosis Mystery
  4. April 28, 2010 - MS study suggests key role of environmental factor in the disease - also here
  5. April 28, 2010 - Low Vitamin D Levels Are Related to MS Brain Atrophy, Cognitive Function, Studies Show - also here, here, here
  6. April 29, 2010 - DNA comparison of identical twins finds no silver bullet for MS
  7. April 29, 2010 - Catching multiple sclerosis before it strikes - also here
  8. April 29, 2010 - Sun-shy mothers may raise MS risk in babies: study
  9. April 30, 2010 - Sun-shy mums may raise MS risk in babies
Background


Wnt and bone regeneration

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Protein jab mends broken bones
  2. April 28, 2010 - Researchers Speed Healing of Broken Bones
  3. April 28, 2010 - Semi-Natural Biotech Hack Makes Bones Heal 3 Times Faster
  4. April 28, 2010 - Natural compound speeds bone growth: report
  5. April 29, 2010 - Natural compound speeds bone growth
  6. April 29, 2010 - Technique triggers rapid regrowth in damaged bone
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Infection, kill thyself
Background


Prions

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Cellular IPOD plays role in prion biology
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Researchers COMMAND a Better Class of Liposomes - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Causes of death in AIDS patients - also here
  2. April 28, 2010 - Preventing HPV might lower risk of HIV infection in men: study
  3. April 29, 2010 - New HIV model suggests killer T cell for vaccine - also here
  4. April 30, 2010 - Model gives insight into HIV vaccines
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. April 28, 2010 - Researchers attack stem cells that cause colon cancer - also here
Background, Background


Personal genomics

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Patient's whole genome reveals risk of diseases and adverse drug responses - also here
  2. April 29, 2010 - Gene scan shows man's risk for heart attack, cancer - also here, here
  3. April 29, 2010 - Stanford bioengineer explores own genome
  4. April 30, 2010 - Doctors use gene sequence to predict health risks - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Gene therapy sets stage for new treatments for inherited blindness, researchers say - also here
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Gut bacteria offer new insights -- and hope -- for people with celiac disease - also here
Background


MicroRNA and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Researchers discover big role for microRNA in lethal lung fibrosis - also here
Background


Vaccination and tissue-resident immune cells

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Designer vaccines may tailor immune response
Background


Scleroderma

References:
  1. April 29, 2010 - Study reveals new genetic link to scleroderma - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Study links microRNA to shut-down of DNA-repair genes - also here
  2. May 2, 2010 - MicroRNA network study implicates rewired interactions in cancer
Background, Background


Leptin and sepsis

References:
  1. April 30, 2010 - Leptin action in the brain linked to sepsis survival - also here
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. May 2, 2010 - Pharmacologists go on a molecular fishing trip and hook prize catch - also here
Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 2, 2010 - Extended hepatitis C treatment after liver transplant may benefit patients - also here
Background


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