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Volume 9, Number 25
June 21, 2010


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

Eta carinae
Antineutrino masses
Extrasolar planets
Solar activity
Higgs boson
Active galaxies
Greenhouse gases
Large Binocular Telescope
Global warming
Water on Mars
Aerosols
Bose-Einstein condensates in microgravity
Intergalactic star formation
Star formation
Global climate interconnection
Wolf-Rayet stars
Star formation in galaxy tails
Gamma-ray astronomy
Pan-STARRS sky survey telescope
Climate modeling
Betelgeuse magnetic fields
Earthquakes
Ocean currents

Technology

Superconductivity
Graphene
Quantum computing
Digital storage technology
Nanowire transistors
Organic nanoelectronics
Nanotechnology
Fuel cells
Hydrogen production
Optical amplifiers
Quantum optoelectronics
Quantum dots
Synthetic quantum materials
Photovoltaics
Supercomputing
Optical computing
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Intestinal parasites and the immune system
Primordial synthesis of guanine
Cell competition
Cellular chemical sensing
Proteomics
H1N1 influenza virus
Antiviral immune response and inflammatory disease
Development of lateral line in zebrafish
Centriole regulation during mitosis
Glucagon, glucose regulation, and sweetness sensitivity
Fbxw7 and regulation of adipocyte differentiation
Endosomes and lysosomes
Progesterone and sexual reproduction in rotifers
Sexual selection
Scale-free correlation in bird flocks
Epigenetic enzymes and lifespan
Helicobacter pylori
Computing with bacterial communities
Microbial competition
Chaperonins and protein folding
Evolution of heat resitance in Escherichia coli
Modeling cellular aging
Anti-inflammatory adipokines and obesity
Virus survival strategy
Gene transcription
Genetics of height

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Genetics of sleep
Human position sense
Antibodies and nerve repair
Astrocytes, neural signaling, and glutamate regulation
Autism
Neural plasticity
Social learning
Stress, depression, and sex differences in CRF sensitivity
Neurobiology of decision making
Neuron timekeeping
Recreational drug use and evolutionary psychology
Change blindness
Insomnia and cognitive performance
Interferon-α and sleep disturbance
Meaning in animal communication
Brain-imaging studies
Innate abilities
Bipolar disorder
PTSD and the serotonin system
Depression
Birdsong learning

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Scleroderma
Parkinson's disease
Tuberculosis
Prions
Cardiovascular disease
Multiple sclerosis
MicroRNA and cancer
AIDS
Antibiotic resistance
Malaria
Autoimmune disease
Influenza vaccine
Rheumatoid arthritis
Diabetes and cancer
Drug delivery
Obesity and hypertension
Stem cells
Hepatitis C
Circadian clock and diabetes
Lupus



Physical sciences


Eta carinae

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Enigmatic star could emerge from its gassy cocoon
Background


Antineutrino masses

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Unexpected antineutrino masses a puzzler for Standard Model
  2. June 14, 2010 - New measurements from MINOS experiment suggest a difference in a key property of neutrinos and antineutrinos - also here
  3. June 14, 2010 - Neutrinos differ from anti-neutinos in experiment
  4. June 18, 2010 - MiniBooNE results suggest antineutrinos act differently
  5. June 18, 2010 - Neutrino surprise emerges from MINOS
  6. June 24, 2010 - Scientists see evidence that rules of particle physics may need a rewrite
  7. June 25, 2010 - Neutrino experiments sow seeds of possible revolution
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Six new planets discovered - also here
  2. June 14, 2010 - Oddball Alien Planets Discovered Among Newfound Worlds
  3. June 14, 2010 - In the Hunt for Planets, Who Owns the Data?
  4. June 15, 2010 - Kepler Unveils First, Partial List of Exoplanet Candidates
  5. June 15, 2010 - Kepler craft reports apparent planetary bonanza
  6. June 15, 2010 - Exoplanet Hunter's First Data Withholds the Good Stuff
  7. June 15, 2010 - Latest Kepler data includes over 700 exoplanet candidates
  8. June 15, 2010 - NASA: Neptune-sized planets orbiting other stars
  9. June 16, 2010 - NASA Releases Kepler Data on Potential Extrasolar Planets - also here
  10. June 17, 2010 - A Tidal Wave of Exoplanet Candidates
  11. June 18, 2010 - Lonely Planet Orbits Nearly Ten Times Farther Out Than Pluto
  12. June 18, 2010 - Hundreds of Possible Alien Planets Discovered By NASA Spacecraft
Background


Solar activity

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Sun's Strange Behavior Baffles Astronomers
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - US experiment hints at multiple Higgs particles
  2. June 16, 2010 - Study finds there may be multiple Higgs bosons
  3. June 16, 2010 - Higgs Boson May Be Five Distinct Particles, New Evidence Shows
Background


Active galaxies

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Massive black holes 'switched on' by galaxy collision - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Mergers Most Likely Fuel for Active Galaxies - also here
  3. June 21, 2010 - 'Monster' Black Holes Activate When Galaxies Collide
Background


Greenhouse gases

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Scientists: Greenhouse emissions only at high end of climate projections
Background


Large Binocular Telescope

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Sharper than Hubble: Large Binocular Telescope achieves major breakthrough - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Air traffic to become major source of global warming
  2. June 17, 2010 - Tricky Sea Ice Predictions Call for Scientists to Open Their Data
  3. June 17, 2010 - Ocean changes may have dire impacts on people
  4. June 17, 2010 - May 2010 Global Temperature Is Warmest on Record; Spring and January-May Also Post Record Breaking Temps
  5. June 20, 2010 - New research sheds light on Antarctica's melting Pine Island Glacier
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Strange Martian Spirals Explained
Background


Aerosols

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Research is getting closer to understanding critical nucleus in haze formation - also here, here
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates in microgravity

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Getting the drop on gravity
  2. June 17, 2010 - Physics in free fall
  3. June 17, 2010 - Testing Quantum Gravity With Bosons in an Elevator Shaft
  4. June 17, 2010 - Dropping an Einstein thought experiment down an elevator shaft
  5. June 17, 2010 - Condensate created in freefall
  6. June 22, 2010 - Quantum gas in free fall: Physicists produce a Bose-Einstein condensate at zero gravity - also here
Background, Background


Intergalactic star formation

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - A Galaxy Tail Full of Stars
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Astronomers Witness a Star Being Born - also here, here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Star Caught in Act of Birth
Background


Global climate interconnection

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Carbon dioxide is the missing link to past global climate changes - also here, here, here, here, here
  2. June 17, 2010 - Polar oceans key to temperature in the tropics
  3. June 17, 2010 - Ancient climate change 'link' to CO2
  4. June 18, 2010 - Scientist links increase in greenhouse gases to changes in ocean currents
Background


Wolf-Rayet stars

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Jumbo Jellyfish or Massive Star?
  2. June 22, 2010 - Puffy Star Looks Like Cosmic Jellyfish
Background


Star formation in galaxy tails

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Astronomers Discover Star-Studded Galaxy Tail - also here
Background, Background


Gamma-ray astronomy

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - HESS-II: a new camera for exploring the violent Universe - also here
Background


Pan-STARRS sky survey telescope

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Scientists focus on revealing hidden mysteries of the Universe - also here
  2. June 22, 2010 - World's Largest Digital Camera to Watch for Killer Asteroids
  3. June 23, 2010 - Astronomer Leads Search for Supernovae, Star-Gobbling Black Holes for International Telescope Project
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Rainfall impacts of climate warming to persist
Background


Betelgeuse magnetic fields

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Betelgeuse, a boiling and magnetic supergiant star
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Like fireflies, earthquakes may fire in synchrony
Background


Ocean currents

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Retooling the ocean conveyor belt - also here
Background



Technology


Superconductivity

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Scientists Create Nano-Patterned Superconducting Thin Films - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Researchers Discover New Properties of World's Thinnest Material - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Graphene oxide, world's thinnest bar of soap
  3. June 20, 2010 - Graphene Finally Goes Big
  4. June 21, 2010 - Large sheets of graphene film produced for transparent electrodes
  5. July 8, 2010 - Graphene production goes industrial
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Physicists Propose New Method for Quantum Computing
Background


Digital storage technology

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Nanospheres stretch limits of hard disk storage
Background


Nanowire transistors

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Toshiba develops silicon nanowire transistor for 16nm generation and beyond
Background, Background


Organic nanoelectronics

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Organic nanoelectronics a step closer: Researchers use metal crystal to organize organic materials
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires - also here, here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Researchers develop ultra-simple method for creating nanoscale gold coatings - also here
  3. June 18, 2010 - Researchers make magnetic sheets just nanometers thick
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Nano Design, Just Like in Nature
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Water-splitting Photocatalyst Brought to Light
  2. June 16, 2010 - New process is promising for hydrogen fuel cell cars - also here
Background


Optical amplifiers

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Heavy metal glass helps light go the distance - also here
Background


Quantum optoelectronics

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Fully epitaxial microcavities: Open the door to quantum optoelectronic effects in the GaN-based system - also here
Background, Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Analytical Applications of Enzymatic Growth of Quantum Dots
  2. June 17, 2010 - Highly efficient solar cells could result from quantum dot research - also here
Background


Synthetic quantum materials

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Physicists get an up-close look at synthetic quantum materials - also here, here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Researchers clear major hurdle in road to high-efficiency solar cells - also here
  2. June 20, 2010 - Towards nanowire solar cells with a 65-percent efficiency - also here
  3. June 24, 2010 - Quantum dots for highly efficient solar cells
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Using Argonne's supercomputer to drive discovery and innovation - also here
Background


Optical computing

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Researchers light up optical processing
  2. June 20, 2010 - Silicon chips to enter world of high speed optical processing
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 20, 2010 - Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity - also here
Background



Life sciences


Intestinal parasites and the immune system

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - How the parasitic worm has turned
Background


Primordial synthesis of guanine

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Study shows adding UV light helps form 'Missing G' of RNA building blocks - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Zap of UV light may have triggered life
Background


Cell competition

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Marking winners and losers
Background


Cellular chemical sensing

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Recalculating cell sensing: Mobile cells are more sensitive than once thought - also here
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Beginning and End of Proteins: Researchers Develop Innovative Proteomic Technique
  2. June 15, 2010 - Protein extremes gain relevance in massive proteomic studies - also here
Background


H1N1 influenza virus

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - H1N1 virus lacks Spanish flu's killer protein - also here
Background


Antiviral immune response and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Scientists identify antiviral defense - also here
Background, Background


Development of lateral line in zebrafish

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Patchwork-like image of developing zebrafish sensory organ - also here
Background


Centriole regulation during mitosis

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Researchers Uncover Protein's Role In Cell Division - also here
Background


Glucagon, glucose regulation, and sweetness sensitivity

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Scientists find hormone influences sensitivity to sweetness - also here
Background


Fbxw7 and regulation of adipocyte differentiation

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Regulating fat cell differentiation
Background, Background


Endosomes and lysosomes

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Researchers identify a fundamental process in lysosomal function and protein degradation - also here
Background


Progesterone and sexual reproduction in rotifers

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Tiny Aquatic Animals Can Clone Themselves Using Progesterone
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Bright sexy birds are poor fliers
Background


Scale-free correlation in bird flocks

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Amazing Starling Flocks Are Flying Avalanches
  2. June 17, 2010 - Starling flocks fly like a single entity
Background


Epigenetic enzymes and lifespan

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Study identifies proteins that modulate life span in worms - also here
Background, Background


Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - New world Helicobacter pylori genome sequenced, dynamics of inflammation-related genes revealed - also here
Background, Background


Computing with bacterial communities

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - New System Using Bacterial Communities to Solve Complex Problems
Background


Microbial competition

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Battle of the bugs leaves humans as collateral damage - also here
Background


Chaperonins and protein folding

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Physicists help biologists to understand protein folding - also here
Background


Evolution of heat resitance in Escherichia coli

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Experiment turns up the heat on natural selection, reveals new details of an evolutionary mechanism - also here
Background, Background


Modeling cellular aging

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Fuzzy logic predicts cell aging - also here
Background, Background, Background


Anti-inflammatory adipokines and obesity

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Researchers identify protein that modulates metabolic dysfunction in obesity - also here
Background, Background


Virus survival strategy

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Scientists Discover New Surprise in a Virus' Bag of Tricks
Background


Gene transcription

References:
  1. June 19, 2010 - How DNA Is Copied Onto RNA Revealed Through Three-Dimensional Transcription Film
Background


Genetics of height

References:
  1. June 20, 2010 - Genetics tells tall tales
  2. June 21, 2010 - Genes for Height Hiding in Plain Sight
  3. June 21, 2010 - Genetic heritability may be hidden deeper than previously thought
  4. June 21, 2010 - Researchers unravel missing height riddle
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Genetics of sleep

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - A wake-up call for dozing Drosophila
Background


Human position sense

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Hand study reveals brain's distorted body model - also here
Background


Antibodies and nerve repair

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Study first to show antibodies involved in nerve repair in injuries - also here
Background, Background


Astrocytes, neural signaling, and glutamate regulation

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Astrocytes affect brain's information signaling - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Research suggests link between IVF treatments and autism
Background


Neural plasticity

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Experience shapes the brain's circuitry throughout adulthood - also here
Background


Social learning

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Mongoose traditions shed light on evolution of human culture
  2. June 17, 2010 - Simple observation can create social traditions
Background


Stress, depression, and sex differences in CRF sensitivity

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Higher anxiety, depression among women may have basis in cell signals - also here
Background


Neurobiology of decision making

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Crayfish brain may offer rare insight into human decision making - also here
Background


Neuron timekeeping

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Scientists teach cultured brain cells to keep time
  2. June 16, 2010 - Brain Cells in a Dish Keep Time
  3. June 18, 2010 - Brain Cells in Lab Dish Keep Time
Background, Background


Recreational drug use and evolutionary psychology

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Sex, drugs and moral goals: Study of reproductive strategies and recreational drug use - also here
Background


Change blindness

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Researchers predict human visual attention using computer intelligence for the first time - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Spot the difference predicts model of human visual attention
Background


Insomnia and cognitive performance

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Insomniacs Have Different Brains, Researcher Says
Background, Background


Interferon-α and sleep disturbance

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Study Sheds Light on a Potential Cause of Insomnia - also here
Background, Background


Meaning in animal communication

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - New study shows orangutan gestures carry specific intentional meanings - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Brain study shows that the opinions of others matters - also here
Background


Innate abilities

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Is sense of direction hard wired, or is it learned? - also here
  2. June 17, 2010 - Sense of Direction in Newborn Rat Brains Is Innate, Scientists Discover
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - New link identified for bipolar disorder - also here, here
Background


PTSD and the serotonin system

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - PTSD: The serotonin system influences vulnerability and treatment - also here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - B vitamins linked to depression risk in older adults
Background


Birdsong learning

References:
  1. June 20, 2010 - Songbirds Learn Their Songs During Sleep
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Different berries, similar cancer-fighting effects
  2. June 14, 2010 - Potential cancer drug derived from Australian rainforest
  3. June 14, 2010 - Diamond synchrotron set to develop new ways to detect cancer
  4. June 14, 2010 - Turning a painkiller into a cancer killer - also here
  5. June 14, 2010 - Early detection of cancer: The FDA approves procedure discovered by EPFL researchers
  6. June 14, 2010 - Neuroblastoma researcher reviews progress versus challenging childhood cancer - also here
  7. June 14, 2010 - Taking aim at metastatic lung tumors - also here
  8. June 14, 2010 - Many clinicians may be screening for cervical cancer too frequently - also here
  9. June 14, 2010 - Molecular Imaging Allows Individualized 'Dose Painting' for Head and Neck Cancers
  10. June 14, 2010 - Biomarker Finding Could Help Treat Patients With Aggressive Type of Lung Cancer
  11. June 14, 2010 - Flash of light helps fight cancer
  12. June 14, 2010 - High 'good' cholesterol tied to lower cancer risk
  13. June 15, 2010 - Vitamin B6 linked to lowered lung cancer risk
  14. June 15, 2010 - Higher levels of vitamin B6, common amino acid associated with lower risk of lung cancer - also here
  15. June 15, 2010 - Three new genetic variants that increase testicular cancer risk
  16. June 15, 2010 - BRAF inhibitor shows promising preclinical activity against melanoma - also here
  17. June 15, 2010 - Combined BRAF-targeted and immunotherapy shows promise for melanoma treatment - also here
  18. June 15, 2010 - Lung cancer research concludes that early diagnosis as key for improving survival - also here
  19. June 15, 2010 - Novel paclitaxel formulation encouraging for treating advanced lung cancer - also here
  20. June 15, 2010 - Tumor target suggests personalized treatment for melanoma - also here
  21. June 15, 2010 - Biomarker treatment for brain tumors studied
  22. June 15, 2010 - Lung cancer risk 'cut by B vitamin'
  23. June 15, 2010 - Cord blood transplants a viable option in leukemia - also here
  24. June 15, 2010 - Sugary foods linked to pancreatic cancer risk
  25. June 15, 2010 - Nutrients may be why some smokers avoid cancer
  26. June 15, 2010 - Blood pressure pills could raise cancer risk - also here
  27. June 15, 2010 - Overtreating earliest cancers -- but which ones? - also here
  28. June 16, 2010 - Researchers shed light on common juvenile cancer
  29. June 16, 2010 - New study explores early detection of ovarian cancer - also here
  30. June 16, 2010 - Women Who Choose Boiled Coffee Run Lower Risk of Breast Cancer, Swedish Study Finds
  31. June 16, 2010 - New Combination Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer: Substance in Broccoli Supports Cancer Therapy, Study Finds
  32. June 17, 2010 - Discovery could lead to new leukaemia blood test
  33. June 17, 2010 - Biologics-naive juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients have elevated risk of cancer - also here
  34. June 17, 2010 - Novartis cancer drug wins wider U.S. approval
  35. June 17, 2010 - US FDA OKs Sanofi-Aventis prostate cancer drug
  36. June 18, 2010 - Second Ohio State cancer drug begins clinical trials testing
  37. June 18, 2010 - TGen partner, PBS-Bio, makes first breakthrough drug analysis
  38. June 18, 2010 - Vitamin D Status is Not Associated with Risk for Less Common Cancers
  39. June 18, 2010 - Surveillance may be suitable treatment option for patients with low-risk prostate cancer - also here
  40. June 18, 2010 - Untreated prostate cancer no death sentence
  41. June 20, 2010 - Molecular discovery suggests new strategy to fight cancer drug resistance - also here
  42. June 20, 2010 - Why Skin Cancer Is on the Rise
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Control of cancer cell pathways key to halting disease spread, study shows - also here
  2. June 15, 2010 - Researchers seek to put the squeeze on cancer
  3. June 17, 2010 - Mechanism Behind Three Cancer-Causing Genes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Diabetic potential to create own insulin - also here
  2. June 14, 2010 - Replacing white rice with brown rice or other whole grains may reduce diabetes risk - also here
  3. June 14, 2010 - White rice 'raises diabetes risk', say US experts
  4. June 14, 2010 - Use of proposed diabetes test may depend on race
  5. June 14, 2010 - Those who eat brown rice may have less diabetes
  6. June 14, 2010 - Brown rice eaters have lower risk of diabetes: study
  7. June 16, 2010 - Insulin peptide may point to a solution for type 1 diabetes - also here
  8. June 16, 2010 - Eating eggs doesn't seem to up diabetes risk
  9. June 18, 2010 - Researchers explore role of fat-carrying lipids in diabetes - also here, here
  10. June 18, 2010 - Testing Underway to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
  11. June 19, 2010 - Cutting carbs is more effective than low-fat diet for insulin-resistant women - also here
  12. June 19, 2010 - Bariatric Surgery in Diabetic Adults Improves Insulin Sensitivity Better Than Diet, Study Finds
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? - also here
  2. June 14, 2010 - Researchers uncover biochemical pathway by which harmful molecule may raise Alzheimer's risk - also here, here
  3. June 14, 2010 - Apple juice improves behavior but not cognition in Alzheimer's patients - also here
  4. June 14, 2010 - Study evaluates association of genetic factors and brain imaging findings in Alzheimer's disease - also here
  5. June 14, 2010 - Understanding the Alzheimer's-Parkinson's link
  6. June 14, 2010 - Molecular Imaging Detects First Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
  7. June 14, 2010 - Brain scan study confirms role of Alzheimer's genes - also here
  8. June 14, 2010 - Study: Lifestyle May Not Prevent Alzheimer's
  9. June 15, 2010 - Over-abundant protein prompts neurodegenerative cascade - also here
  10. June 15, 2010 - Are Senile Plaques, the Characteristic Pathological Markers of Alzheimer's Disease, Really Spherulites?
  11. June 16, 2010 - Problematic blood clotting contributes to Alzheimer's disease
  12. June 17, 2010 - New model suggests feared side effect of Alzheimer's drugs is unlikely - also here
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Discovery may aid remission of ulcerative colitis - also here
Background


Scleroderma

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - New Target Identified for Scleroderma Therapy
  2. June 14, 2010 - New Promising Therapy Against Systemic Sclerosis
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Spinal cord stimulation may benefit Parkinson's patients - also here
  2. June 14, 2010 - Genes and pesticide exposure interact to increase men's risk for Parkinson's disease - also here
  3. June 14, 2010 - Pesticides, genes combine to up risk of Parkinson's
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Delayed arrival of TB-fighting T cells - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Sequence and structure key to prion disease transmission - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Possible link between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease revealed - also here
  2. June 14, 2010 - Carotid artery ultrasound is an effective alternative to more invasive coronary angiography - also here
  3. June 15, 2010 - Twin study shows Mediterranean-style diet improves heart function - also here
  4. June 15, 2010 - Teen-age boys have greater risk than girls of high blood pressure as adults
  5. June 16, 2010 - Specific blood-derived cells promote survival in heart attack model
  6. June 17, 2010 - NT-proBNP is a predictor of CV risk in arthritis patients taking NSAIDs - also here
  7. June 17, 2010 - Low calcium intake linked with increased risk of osteoporosis and hypertension in postmenopausal women - also here
  8. June 18, 2010 - Coffee or tea: Enjoy both in moderation for heart benefits - also here
  9. June 18, 2010 - 10 factors associated with 90 risk of stroke
  10. June 18, 2010 - Risk of heart attack in patients - also here
  11. June 18, 2010 - Tea and coffee 'protect against heart disease'
  12. June 19, 2010 - Certain obese people are not at high risk of heart disease, diabetes - also here
  13. June 20, 2010 - Bioengineers create simulator to test blood platelets in virtual heart attacks
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Can mental activity protect against memory problems in MS? - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - MicroRNA study provides biomarker for survival in small cell lung cancer
  2. June 17, 2010 - Researchers identify key enzyme in melanoma cell development - also here, here
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 14, 2010 - Adding nucleic acid testing to HIV screening may help identify more people with HIV - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Triple-punch gene therapy targets HIV
  3. June 16, 2010 - Can Gene Therapy Cure AIDS?
  4. June 16, 2010 - More hope for genetic fix for HIV
  5. June 16, 2010 - AIDS drugs given to pregnant women block 99 percent of HIV transmission to breastfed babies - also here
  6. June 17, 2010 - Maternal or Infant Antiretrovirals Both Effective in Preventing HIV Transmission Through Breast Milk
  7. June 17, 2010 - Sensitive test spots newest HIV infections - also here
  8. June 18, 2010 - HIV patients with lymphoma given new hope
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - Drug-resistant diseases on the rise: study
  2. June 15, 2010 - Drug-resistant bugs on rise globally: report
  3. June 16, 2010 - Wild sharks, redfish harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 15, 2010 - New estimates of the global Plasmodium falciparum clinical malaria burden - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - The first genes for susceptibility to cerebral malaria in Angolan children identified - also here
  3. June 17, 2010 - Alternative pathway to malaria infection identified - also here, here
  4. June 17, 2010 - New research shows malaria threat is as old as humanity - also here
  5. June 18, 2010 - When Humans Left Africa, Malaria Came Along
  6. June 18, 2010 - Malaria has been with humans since our beginnings
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Gene linked to autoimmune diseases
  2. June 16, 2010 - Genetic defect tied to autoimmune diseases
  3. June 16, 2010 - Rare Gene Glitch a Clue to Genomics Mystery
  4. June 16, 2010 - Defects in immune system enzyme may increase risk of autoimmune disorders - also here
  5. June 17, 2010 - Why do certain diseases go into remission during pregnancy? - also here
  6. June 18, 2010 - Vitamin D deficiency confirmed as common across a range of rheumatic conditions
  7. June 19, 2010 - Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome - also here
Background


Influenza vaccine

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Computer-Aided Influenza Virus Vaccine Method Could Lead To Effective And Safe Seasonal Vaccines
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Alcohol consumption lowers risk of developing several arthritic conditions - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - Almost three quarters of women with rheumatoid arthritis worldwide suffer pain daily - also here
  3. June 17, 2010 - Smoking cigarettes is a predictor of RA and may negatively impact on efficacy of anti-TNFs - also here
  4. June 17, 2010 - Gut-residing bacteria trigger arthritis in genetically susceptible individuals - also here
  5. June 18, 2010 - Women who consume large amounts of tea have increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis - also here
  6. June 18, 2010 - Expression of certain transporter proteins may predict resistance to drug therapy - also here
  7. June 22, 2010 - "Friendly" Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis in Mice
Background


Diabetes and cancer

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Experts explore emerging evidence linking diabetes and cancer - also here
Background, Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. June 16, 2010 - Altered Virus Becomes Medicine
Background


Obesity and hypertension

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Connection elucidated between obesity, salt sensitivity and high blood pressure - also here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - Stem Cells from Fat May Help Heal Bone
  2. June 17, 2010 - Dental pulp cells for stem cell banking - also here
  3. June 17, 2010 - New complication seen in stem cell therapy - also here
  4. June 17, 2010 - Stem cell therapy 'damage' seen in kidney disease case
  5. June 18, 2010 - Therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells - also here
  6. June 22, 2010 - Strange lesions after stem-cell therapy
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. June 17, 2010 - A nutritional supplement for treating chronic hepatitis C: Viusid - also here
Background


Circadian clock and diabetes

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Study shows direct link between circadian clock in pancreas and diabetes - also here
Background, Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 18, 2010 - Genealogy may affect clinical differences in systemic lupus erythmatosus patients - also here
  2. June 18, 2010 - Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus data reveal differences in epidemiology across continents
Background


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