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Volume 9, Number 20
May 17, 2010


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

Plate tectonics
Quantum Darwinism
Silica in Earth's mantle
Distant galaxy clusters
Phosphorus and atmospheric oxygenation
Global warming
Solar diameter
Warm-hot intergalactic medium
Star-forming regions
Earth's core
Supernovae
Astrochemistry
Active galaxies
Astrochemistry
Earth's magnetic field
Prime numbers
Linac Coherent Light Source
White dwarfs
Quantum entanglement
Boltzmann equation
Networks
Extrasolar planets
WISE telescope
Very early galaxies
Massive galaxy
Dark matter

Technology

Controlled fusion
High-density magnetic data storage
Graphene
Quantum information
Carbon nanotubes
DNA logic chips
Graphene transistors
Quantum computing
Nanotechnology
DNA-based robots
DNA nanotechnology
Terahertz technology
Hydrogen production
Bose-Einstein condensates
Fuel cells
Quantum transistors

Life sciences

Natural selection
Simultaneous genomic and epigenomic sequencing
Photosynthesis
Genomics of speciation
Bacterial communities
Genomics database
Caveolin-1 and innate immunity
Instesinal immune response and dendritic cells
Exercise, apoptosis, and sirtuins
Ordovician fauna
Universal common ancestry
Embryonic development
Directed evolution
Evolutionary side effects
Microtubles and mitosis
Cell adhesion
DksA control of DNA replication and transcription
Cell fate decisions
Listeria infection mechanism
Recent human evolution
Microbe habitability limits
DNA transcription
Morphogen signaling

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Innate moral sense
Brain-imaging studies
Schizophrenia
Mirror neurons and autism
Vision and circadian rhythm
Mental leaps
Virtual perception
Brain waves
Endocannabinoid receptors in the amygdala
Alcohol dependence
Myelin sheath regulation
Proliferation of neural progenitor cells
Oxytocin
Depression
Cheater detection
Conflict
Subliminal perception
Human male competition
Interneurons and brain development
Testosterone and sleep quality
Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Health and medicine

Cancer biology
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
Stem cells
Asthma and allergic diseases
Cancer
Drug discovery
Tuberculosis
Parkinson's disease
AIDS
Folate and oxidative stress
Alzheimer's disease
MicroRNA and cancer
Hepatitis C
Dichloroacetate treatment for cancer
Inhibition of bacterial quorum sensing
Vaccines
Obesity
Calcium and metabolism
Anti-aging medicines
Tissue engineering
MicroRNA and cholesterol
Sex differences in fat tissue gene expression
Malaria
Cell phones and cancer



Physical sciences


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Gravity lows mark burial sites of ancient tectonic plates - also here
Background


Quantum Darwinism

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - New evidence for quantum Darwinism found in quantum dots
Background


Silica in Earth's mantle

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Quantum mechanics reveals new details of deep earth - also here
Background


Distant galaxy clusters

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Invisible light discovers the most distant cluster of galaxies - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Invisible light reveals the most distant cluster of galaxies
  3. May 10, 2010 - Galaxy cluster at the edge of the Universe
  4. May 11, 2010 - Researchers find ancient city of 'modern' galaxies - also here
  5. May 13, 2010 - Ancient galaxy cluster contains "modern" galaxies
Background


Phosphorus and atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Did Phosphorus Trigger Complex Evolution -- and Blue Skies? - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Report: Climate change could render much of world uninhabitable
  2. May 11, 2010 - Earth may be too hot for humans by 2300
Background


Solar diameter

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Sun's Constant Size Surprises Scientists - also here
  2. May 13, 2010 - Sun's Size is "Rock Steady"
  3. May 13, 2010 - The Sun's Unchanging Size Baffles Scientists
Background


Warm-hot intergalactic medium

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - X-ray Discovery Points to Location of Missing Matter - also here, here, here
  2. May 11, 2010 - Huge Chunk of Universe's Missing Matter Found
  3. May 14, 2010 - Last 'Missing' Normal Matter Is Found
  4. May 19, 2010 - Large chunk of missing universe found
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Star Assembly Line
  2. May 11, 2010 - A Hole in Space
  3. May 11, 2010 - Herschel finds a hole in space - also here, here
  4. May 11, 2010 - Surprising Hole in Space Discovered by Herschel Telescope
  5. May 12, 2010 - Hole in Space Found by Orbiting Telescope
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - The Crystals at the Center of the Earth
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Death of a star in 3D - also here
  2. May 18, 2010 - Supernova Explosion Recreated in 3-D
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Study: Meteorites point to our solar system as source of organic materials
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Black holes -- gas blowers of the Universe - also here
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Odd Chemical Found Common in Our Galaxy
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Earth's magnetic field gathers momentum
Background


Prime numbers

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - The sum of digits of prime numbers is evenly distributed - also here
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Brightest X-Ray Machine in World Probes Molecules
Background, Background


White dwarfs

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - True Age of Dying Stars Revealed by New Model
  2. May 17, 2010 - Precisely Calculating the Age of Stars: Key to Evolution of a Type of White Dwarf Found
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Five Entangled Photons Collectively Choose a Path to Follow
  2. May 13, 2010 - It's high-NOON for five photons
  3. May 13, 2010 - Scientists capture more "spooky" light particles
  4. May 15, 2010 - Record number of photons lassoed into a quantum limbo
  5. May 17, 2010 - Classical and quantum light have showdown at high-NOON
Background


Boltzmann equation

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation - also here
Background


Networks

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - New mathematical method may help tame big data - also here, here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Color-Changing Planets Could Hold Clues to Alien Life
  2. May 14, 2010 - Planets in nearby system are off-kilter, measurements show
Background


WISE telescope

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - NASA's Youngest Space Telescope Shouldn't Get Longer Life, Panel Says
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Hidden Galaxies Found Behind Cosmic Fog Veil
Background


Massive galaxy

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Cannibalistic galaxy bends light and reveals its monstrous appetite
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - A dark debate
Background



Technology


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - New project aims for fusion ignition - also here
Background


High-density magnetic data storage

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Next generation hard drives may store 10 terabits per sq inch: research
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Hot new material can keep electronics cool: Few atomic layers of graphene reveal unique thermal properties - also here, here
  2. May 11, 2010 - Graphene: a hot new material for keeping electronics cool
  3. May 12, 2010 - 'Few-layer' graphene keeps its cool
  4. May 14, 2010 - Graphene-DNA biosensor selective, simple to create
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - UQ Physics boosts the signal
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Nano parfait a treat for scientists - also here
  2. May 13, 2010 - Nanotube transistor controlled by ATP could improve man-machine communication
Background


DNA logic chips

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - DNA could be backbone of next generation logic chips - also here
Background


Graphene transistors

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Graphene transistor could advance nanodevices
Background, Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Quantum move toward next generation computing - also here, here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells with Tunable Optical Properties
  2. May 14, 2010 - Scientists reveal secret of nanoparticle crystallization in real time
Background


DNA-based robots

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - DNA robots get sophisticated
  2. May 12, 2010 - Molecules that behave like robots - also here, here, here
  3. May 12, 2010 - DNA robots move with purpose
  4. May 13, 2010 - DNA 'spiderbot' is on the prowl
  5. May 13, 2010 - Molecular robots on the rise - also here
  6. May 13, 2010 - DNA 'spiderbot' is on the prowl
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Chemists create novel DNA assembly line - also here, here, here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Tunable Terahertz Wire Laser
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - New water-splitting catalyst found - also here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Quantum dynamics of matter waves reveal exotic multibody collisions - also here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Lithium metal improves fuel cells
Background


Quantum transistors

References:
  1. May 16, 2010 - Optical Quantum Transistor Using Single Atoms
Background



Life sciences


Natural selection

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Whipping up a little natural selection
  2. May 10, 2010 - Researchers use entire islands in the Bahamas to test survival of the fittest - also here
Background


Simultaneous genomic and epigenomic sequencing

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Genomics goes beyond DNA sequence
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Untangling the quantum entanglement behind photosynthesis - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Unique close-up of the dynamics of photosynthesis - also here
  3. May 12, 2010 - More signs point to quantum entanglement in biology
  4. May 12, 2010 - MIT researchers harness the sun's power
Background, Background


Genomics of speciation

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Paper offers new insights into the genomics of speciation - also here
Background, Background


Bacterial communities

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Team Shows How Bacterial Community Evolves - also here
  2. May 11, 2010 - Revealing the metabolic activity of microbial communities - also here
Background


Genomics database

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - ENAbling Easy Access to DNA Sequence Information
Background


Caveolin-1 and innate immunity

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Caveolin-1 Is Critical Regulator of Innate Immunity
Background


Instesinal immune response and dendritic cells

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Intestinal Immune Response
Background


Exercise, apoptosis, and sirtuins

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Running a marathon halts cellular suicide - also here
Background, Background


Ordovician fauna

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Weird wonders lived past the Cambrian
  2. May 13, 2010 - Fossil find fills in picture of ancient marine life - also here, here, here
  3. May 13, 2010 - Fossil find resolves ancient extinction mystery
  4. May 17, 2010 - Creatures of Cambrian May Have Lived On
Background


Universal common ancestry

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - All present-day life arose from a single ancestor - also here
  2. May 12, 2010 - First large-scale test confirms Darwin's theory of universal common ancestry - also here, here
  3. May 13, 2010 - Test Supports Universal Common Ancestor for All Life
  4. May 14, 2010 - All Species Evolved From Single Cell, Study Finds
Background


Embryonic development

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Study finds protein that plays key role in early embryonic development - also here
Background


Directed evolution

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Explained: Directed evolution
Background


Evolutionary side effects

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - What can shy dogs teach us about longevity? - also here
Background


Microtubles and mitosis

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - How microtubules let go of their attachments during cell division - also here
Background


Cell adhesion

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Cellular Workouts Strengthen Endothelial Cells' Grasp - also here
Background


DksA control of DNA replication and transcription

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - DksA polices the intersection of replication and transcription - also here
Background, Background


Cell fate decisions

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - 'Votes' of sub-cellular variables control cell fate - also here
Background


Listeria infection mechanism

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Investigators decipher how dangerous food-borne pathogen evades body's defenses - also here
Background


Recent human evolution

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Tibetans developed genes to help them adapt to life at high elevations - also here
Background


Microbe habitability limits

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Researchers find microbes have their limits
Background, Background


DNA transcription

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Physics of gene transcription unveiled
Background


Morphogen signaling

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Development of Hands and Wings: Protein Pentagone Important
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Innate moral sense

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Psychologists say babies know right from wrong even at six months
  2. May 10, 2010 - The Moral Life of Babies
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Researchers show limits of brain scans as legal evidence
  2. May 10, 2010 - Differences in language circuits in the brain linked to dyslexia - also here
  3. May 10, 2010 - Brain scans may be useful lie detectors, say experts
  4. May 12, 2010 - Scientists learn how brains process images of faces
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Genes found for schizophrenia are involved in brain signaling - also here
  2. May 12, 2010 - Schizophrenia drugs raise the volume of a key signaling system in the brain - also here
Background


Mirror neurons and autism

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - A Crack in the Mirror Neuron Hypothesis of Autism
  2. May 12, 2010 - Researchers find mirror neuron system functions normally in individuals with autism - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Vision and circadian rhythm

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Vision Cells Help Set the Body's Clock
  2. May 13, 2010 - More than meets the eye to staying awake, alert
Background


Mental leaps

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Eureka, brain makes real mental leaps
  2. May 12, 2010 - Neural evidence for sudden insight - also here
Background


Virtual perception

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - A Virtual Reality Body Swap
  2. May 12, 2010 - Grown men swap bodies with virtual girl
Background


Brain waves

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Discarded data may be gateway to new brain insights
Background


Endocannabinoid receptors in the amygdala

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Study overturns decade-old findings in neurobiology - also here
Background


Alcohol dependence

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Alcohol withdrawal symptoms caused by molecules in the brain
Background


Myelin sheath regulation

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Nerves under control
Background


Proliferation of neural progenitor cells

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Researchers find that 2 proteins are key for normal-sized brains - also here
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - For Comfort, Mom's Voice Works as Well as a Hug
Background


Depression

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Low vitamin D tied to depression in older people
  2. May 16, 2010 - Resilience factor low in depression, protects mice from stress - also here
Background, Background


Cheater detection

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Human brains excel at detecting cheaters
Background


Conflict

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Game theoretic machine learning methods can help explain long periods of conflict - also here
Background


Subliminal perception

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Psychologist explores human perception
Background


Human male competition

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - It was brawn over beauty in human mating competition - also here, here, here
Background, Background, Background


Interneurons and brain development

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - New information on the development of the brain - also here
Background, Background


Testosterone and sleep quality

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Could dwindling testosterone levels decrease sleep? - also here
Background, Background


Functional magnetic resonance imaging

References:
  1. May 16, 2010 - Light shows fMRI works as advertised
  2. May 16, 2010 - Researchers validate, extend fMRI research on brain activity - also here
  3. May 17, 2010 - Researchers tweak fMRIs to map the brain's wiring schematic
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer biology

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - How Cancer Cells Lose Their (Circadian) Rhythm - also here, here, here
  2. May 10, 2010 - High cholesterol levels affect mobilization of cells from the bone marrow - also here
  3. May 13, 2010 - Fate-swapping cells drive deadly tumor
  4. May 13, 2010 - Slight changes in 2 key genes appear to launch breast cancer development - also here
  5. May 13, 2010 - Study identifies one of the mechanisms behind breast cancer metastasis - also here
  6. May 13, 2010 - Scientists explain the persistence of melanoma through 'dynamic stemness' - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Eating nuts associated with improvements in cholesterol levels - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Evidence growing of air pollution's link to heart disease, death - also here
  3. May 10, 2010 - Fluctuating blood pressure associated with risk of cerebrovascular disease - also here
  4. May 10, 2010 - Eating nuts can lower cholesterol, say experts
  5. May 10, 2010 - Nuts' anti-cholesterol effects stronger for some
  6. May 11, 2010 - Working overtime increases heart risk, a study finds
  7. May 11, 2010 - Overtime work is bad for the heart - also here
  8. May 11, 2010 - Improvement in coronary heart disease risk factors linked to lower rate of CHD death - also here
  9. May 11, 2010 - Diabetes ups risk of abnormal heart rhythm
  10. May 11, 2010 - Memo to boss: 11-hour days are bad for the heart
  11. May 11, 2010 - Stronger evidence pollution damages heart: report
  12. May 11, 2010 - Going nuts in your diet can cut cholesterol: study - also here
  13. May 12, 2010 - Regeneron drugs show favorable signs in trials
  14. May 13, 2010 - Up to 10 percent of Strokes Occur in People under Age 45
  15. May 13, 2010 - Cardiologists can quickly detect coronary artery disease using a non-invasive simple, short respiratory stress test
  16. May 13, 2010 - New Clinical Trial Studies Heart Failure Therapy
  17. May 13, 2010 - Women clear winners with heart failure device
  18. May 13, 2010 - 'Fountain of youth' steroids could protect against heart disease - also here
  19. May 14, 2010 - Exposing collagen's double life
  20. May 20, 2010 - Urban pollution 'raises blood pressure'
  21. May 16, 2010 - Higher blood pressure found in people living in urban areas - also here
  22. May 16, 2010 - Statins decrease risk of clot-related diseases - also here
  23. May 16, 2010 - Urban Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Whole grain, bran intake associated with lower risk of death in diabetic women - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Weight gain when there's a family history of type 2 diabetes - also here
  3. May 10, 2010 - Insulin reduces inflammation caused by obesity - also here
  4. May 11, 2010 - Treatment of gum disease may lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes - also here
  5. May 12, 2010 - Why can surgical treatment improve type 2 diabetes mellitus? - also here
  6. May 12, 2010 - Long-acting insulin analogues in type 1 diabetes: No proof of additional benefit - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Transplanted adult stem cells provide lasting help to injured hearts
  2. May 11, 2010 - Stem cells use GPS to generate proper nerve cells - also here
  3. May 12, 2010 - EU agency prepares to assess first stem cell drug
  4. May 13, 2010 - Stem Cell Solution for Hearing Loss Makes Progress
  5. May 13, 2010 - Aiming to cure deafness, Stanford scientists first to create functional inner-ear cells - also here
  6. May 13, 2010 - Low oxygen levels prevent X chromosome inactivation in human embryonic stem cells - also here
  7. May 13, 2010 - Stem cells regrow crucial hearing cells in mice
Background


Asthma and allergic diseases

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Eliminating the source of asthma-causing immune molecules - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Kidney removal does not prolong the lives of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Researchers discover new way to 'rescue' treatment sensitivity of breast cancer cells - also here
  3. May 10, 2010 - Smarter use of existing treatment helps dramatically boost survival of young AML patients - also here
  4. May 10, 2010 - A potential therapeutic target for colon cancer
  5. May 10, 2010 - No proof of mobile cancer risk, major study concludes
  6. May 10, 2010 - Big belly raises a woman's pancreatic cancer risk
  7. May 11, 2010 - Scientists design new drug type to kill lymphoma cells
  8. May 11, 2010 - Scientists discover five new genome regions that increase breast cancer risk
  9. May 11, 2010 - Cancer: Trapping the escape artist - also here
  10. May 11, 2010 - Genetic pattern that predicts leukemia relapse discovered - also here
  11. May 12, 2010 - Skin cancers rising at an alarming rate: Prolonged exposure, tanning industry blamed for soaring number of diagnoses
  12. May 12, 2010 - New technology aids in prostate cancer treatment - also here
  13. May 12, 2010 - How do four caged xanthones inhibit cholangiocarcinoma cell growth? - also here
  14. May 12, 2010 - A Human Hepatoma Multidrug Resistant Cell Line in Vitro
  15. May 12, 2010 - Vical cancer drug shows promise in mid-stage trial
  16. May 13, 2010 - Study raises new concerns about radiation and breast cancer - also here
  17. May 13, 2010 - Team develops new model for investigating tobacco/oral cancer link - also here
  18. May 13, 2010 - New hope for better treatment for a rising cancer
  19. May 13, 2010 - Lifestyle factors significantly impact survival of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients, study finds - also here
  20. May 13, 2010 - Can Celebrex prevent cancer-causing colon polyps? - also here
  21. May 13, 2010 - Angiogenesis Inhibitors Are Safe Cancer Drugs Despite Hypertension Risk, Panel Concludes
  22. May 14, 2010 - Steering around skin cancer
  23. May 14, 2010 - Aggressive Approach to Childhood Cancer Worth Risks, Review Finds
  24. May 14, 2010 - Clue to switch of bladder cancer from locally contained to invasive found - also here
  25. May 14, 2010 - New Hope for Better Treatment for Rising Esophageal and Upper Stomach Cancer
  26. May 15, 2010 - 3D Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Chemists Patent Method for Assembling Receptor-Signaling Complexes for Engineering New Compounds and Drugs
  2. May 10, 2010 - A new method for developing safer drugs - also here
  3. May 14, 2010 - Molecule-sized bait used by researchers to fish for new drug targets
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Researchers discover metabolic vulnerability in TB and potential drug target - also here
  2. May 11, 2010 - New Details of Tuberculosis Protein-Cleaving Machinery Revealed - also here
  3. May 16, 2010 - New technique may quickly distinguish between active and latent TB - also here
  4. May 16, 2010 - Immune system could be used to test for TB
  5. May 17, 2010 - Immune system could be used to test for TB
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Mutations that cause Parkinson's disease prevent cells from destroying defective mitochondria - also here
  2. May 10, 2010 - Parkinson's disease treatments associated with compulsive behaviors - also here
  3. May 10, 2010 - Parkinson's drugs linked with compulsive behaviors
  4. May 12, 2010 - Researchers unlocking learning strategies in Parkinson's patients
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 10, 2010 - Genital wart virus may raise men's risk of HIV
  2. May 11, 2010 - Theory Explains Why Some With HIV Survive Longer
  3. May 13, 2010 - Frequent alcohol use linked to faster HIV disease progression - also here
Background


Folate and oxidative stress

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Study: Folate helps repair damage linked to aging and disease
  2. May 13, 2010 - Folic acid doesn't cut risk of stroke: study
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Researchers identify additional genes that may play a role in Alzheimer's disease
  2. May 12, 2010 - Genetic Variations Associated With Alzheimer's Disease, but Do Not Help Predict Risk
  3. May 12, 2010 - New theory of Alzheimer's explains drug failures - also here
  4. May 13, 2010 - Cardiac procedure significantly reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease and stroke, researchers find - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - MicroRNA Dysregulation May Contribute to Melanoma Development
Background, Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. May 11, 2010 - Achillion reports positive dosing data for hep C drug
  2. May 12, 2010 - Higher HCC risk with increased insulin resistance in hepatitis C patients - also here
  3. May 14, 2010 - Trials begin on potent new hepatitis C drug - also here
Background


Dichloroacetate treatment for cancer

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Experimental cancer drug resurfaces
  2. May 12, 2010 - DCA research on brain cancer - also here
Background


Inhibition of bacterial quorum sensing

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - New plastic-like materials may say 'shhhh' to hush disease-causing microbes - also here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Response to vaccines could depend on your sex - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Getting Enough Calcium in Early Life Could Be Key for Optimal Lifelong Bone Health - also here
  2. May 14, 2010 - Combating childhood obesity may start in the womb
Background


Calcium and metabolism

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - Link found between calcium and boys' metabolism
Background


Anti-aging medicines

References:
  1. May 12, 2010 - 'Anti-ageing' medicines on the way
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - Tissue engineers create a new way to assemble artificial tissues - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cholesterol

References:
  1. May 13, 2010 - New pathway discovered in cellular cholesterol regulation
  2. May 13, 2010 - New way found to boost good cholesterol in mice - also here
  3. May 14, 2010 - Potential New Strategy for Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels: MicroRNA and Host Gene Play Key Role
Background, Background


Sex differences in fat tissue gene expression

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - Belly fat or hip fat -- it really is all in your genes, researcher says - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 14, 2010 - New twist on potential malaria drug target acts by trapping parasites in cells - also here
Background


Cell phones and cancer

References:
  1. May 16, 2010 - WHO study has no clear answer on phones and cancer - also here, here, here
  2. May 16, 2010 - Cell phone cancer study shows problems with method
  3. May 16, 2010 - Study: Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Link Inconclusive
  4. May 17, 2010 - No link found between mobile phones and cancer
  5. May 17, 2010 - Study finds no brain cancer link to mobile phone use
  6. May 17, 2010 - Mobile Phone Use and Brain Cancer Risk: Inconclusive Results from International Study
  7. May 17, 2010 - Largest study reports on brain tumours and mobile phones - also here
  8. May 17, 2010 - No proof of mobile cancer risk, major study concludes
  9. May 17, 2010 - Mobile phone cancer link unclear, study
  10. June 7, 2010 - Cell phone-cancer study an enigma
Background


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