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Volume 9, Number 28
July 12, 2010


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

Planck observatory
Global warming controversy
Methane in the Arctic Ocean
Deterioration of ocean health
Earthquakes
Star forming regions
Proton size discrepancy
Stellar-mass black hole jets
Extrasolar planets
Pacific Ocean circulation and climate
Cosmological simulation of the early universe
Active galactic nuclei
Black holes
Global warming
Dark matter in the sun
Aerosols and climate

Technology

Plasmonics
Quantum cryptography
Nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
Quantum cascade lasers
Organic transistor memory
Carbon nanotubes
Analogy between ultracold gases and superconductivity
Quantum computing
Nanoscale metal-oxide frameworks
Quantum non-demolition measurements
Superconductivity
Entangled photon source
Terahertz technology

Life sciences

Embryonic development
Mitochondrial complex l
Mechanism of herpes virus infection
Simulation of protein folding
Oxidative stress and aging
SIRT1, leptin, and weight control
Bioinformatics
PI3K and thermogenic response
Hsp72 and cell stress response
Actin regulation
Membrane lipid order
B cells and bridge immunity
BDNF, leptin, environmental enrichment, and cancer
Early hominids in northern Europe
DAF-16 isoforms and cellular aging in C. elegans
Earliest hard-skeleton animals
Primary cilia
Triglyceride metabolism
Quantum coherence and photosynthesis
Genetic signatures of longevity
Evolution of sexual reproduction
International Interactome Initiative
Evolution of multicellularity
Suspended gene transcription
Initiation of gene transcription
MicroRNA and intercellular communication
Evolution on islands
DNA repair
Ancient cyanobacteria
Stem cell evolution and genetics

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Hemopressin and appetite suppression
Synapse proteins and neurological disease
Schizophrenia
Brain-imaging studies
Understanding grammar
Nna proteins and neuron death
MicroRNA and addiction
Autism
Insula research
Bilingualism and brain executive function
Stimulating neurogenesis
Genomic imprinting and the brain
Ion channels
SIRT1, neuroprotection, and memory

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
AIDS
Nanobiotechnology
Gene therapy
Telomere length and cancer
Diabetes
Cancer biology
PKC-ζ, IL-6, inflammation, diabetes, and cancer
Avian flu
Stem cells
Inflammatory bowel disease
Hepatitis C
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
HIV-neutralizing antibodies
Prions
MicroRNA and cancer
Anti-inflammatory phytochemicals
Celiac disease
Malaria
Vaccine design by computer
Rosiglitazone controversy



Physical sciences


Planck observatory

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Planck unveils the Universe - now and then - also here, here, here
  2. July 5, 2010 - Planck Satellite's First View of Universe
  3. July 5, 2010 - Incredible New Microwave Map of the Entire Sky
  4. July 5, 2010 - Planck captures the universe coming to life
  5. July 5, 2010 - Planck telescope reveals ancient cosmic light
  6. July 6, 2010 - 'Big Bang' probe sends back first images
  7. July 6, 2010 - New Sky Map Could Help Reveal How Universe Formed
  8. July 6, 2010 - Planck satellite unveils all-sky map
  9. July 6, 2010 - Planck captures 'embers' of Big Bang
  10. July 7, 2010 - Planck's View of the Universe
  11. July 8, 2010 - Universe Gets Microwaved
  12. July 31, 2010 - The universe according to Planck
Background, Background


Global warming controversy

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Few fishy facts found in climate report
  2. July 5, 2010 - Dutch review backs UN climate panel report
  3. July 5, 2010 - Dutch agency admits mistake in UN climate report - also here
  4. July 7, 2010 - CRU climate scientists 'did not withhold data'
  5. July 7, 2010 - UK inquiry finds emails do not undermine climate science
  6. July 7, 2010 - 'Climategate' inquiry mostly vindicates scientists - also here
  7. July 8, 2010 - Climate scientists praise report on hacked email scandal
Background


Methane in the Arctic Ocean

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Methane releases in arctic seas could wreak devastation
Background


Deterioration of ocean health

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Report: Oceans' deteriorating health nearing 'irreversible'
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - New tool to accurately map earthquake risk
  2. July 8, 2010 - Cracking the Tsunami Code
  3. July 8, 2010 - Geoscientists find clues to why first Sumatran earthquake was deadlier than second - also here
  4. July 8, 2010 - New Findings Indicate Sediment Composition Affected the Strength of Sumatran Earthquake - also here
Background


Star forming regions

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Hubble Captures Fireworks in the Starburst Cluster
  2. July 6, 2010 - Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks - also here, here
  3. July 6, 2010 - Cosmic Clouds Part to Reveal Dazzling Space Fireworks
  4. July 6, 2010 - Stunning Portrait of Nebula and Star Taken By Telescope
  5. July 7, 2010 - Newborn stars discovered in dark cosmic cloud - also here
  6. July 8, 2010 - Cascade of Star Formation Captured in Omega Nebula
  7. July 8, 2010 - Celestial Fireworks
Background


Proton size discrepancy

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - The proton shrinks in size
  2. July 7, 2010 - The Incredible Shrinking Proton?
  3. July 7, 2010 - The incredible shrinking proton
  4. July 7, 2010 - 'Horrendously Intense' Laser Shrinks the Proton
  5. July 7, 2010 - Proton Smaller Than Thought
  6. July 7, 2010 - Particle physics: 'Honey, I shrunk the proton' - also here
  7. July 7, 2010 - Proton is smaller than we thought
  8. July 8, 2010 - Shrunken proton leaves scientists stunned
  9. July 8, 2010 - Proton's measure comes up short
  10. July 9, 2010 - New proton measurements may throw physics a curve
  11. August 2, 2010 - Muonic Lamb shift
Background


Stellar-mass black hole jets

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Black hole blows big bubble - also here, here
  2. July 7, 2010 - Black Hole Blows Massive Gas Bubble
  3. July 7, 2010 - Black hole blasts breaks bubble records
  4. July 8, 2010 - Black hole blows huge gas bubble
  5. July 12, 2010 - A stellar black hole capable of expelling powerful jets of particles
  6. July 12, 2010 - Image: Black Hole Blows Big Bubble
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Sun's Dust Ring Could Help Find Exo-Earths
  2. July 8, 2010 - Recipes for Renegade Planets
  3. July 8, 2010 - Renegade Planets: Weird Alien Worlds Challenge Theories
  4. July 9, 2010 - A New Way to Find Earths - also here, here
  5. July 13, 2010 - Does an Exoplanet's Orbital Oddity Reveal a Neighboring World?
Background


Pacific Ocean circulation and climate

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - The North Pacific, a global backup generator for past climate change - also here
  2. July 9, 2010 - Stirring It Up: North Pacific Circulation Was Radically Changed by Past Post-Glacial Warming
Background, Background


Cosmological simulation of the early universe

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Mathematics + Supercomputers = Big Bang Explained
Background


Active galactic nuclei

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Rain of giant gas clouds create active galactic nuclei - also here
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Black Hole Recoils From Mysterious Cosmic Slingshot
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Heat waves could be commonplace in the US by 2039, Stanford study finds - also here
  2. July 9, 2010 - U.S. could experience many more heat waves in next 30 years
  3. July 10, 2010 - First half of 2010 breaks the thermometer - despite 'recent minimum of solar irradiance'
Background


Dark matter in the sun

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Dark Matter May Be Building Up Inside the Sun
  2. July 13, 2010 - Sun's dark matter trap
Background


Aerosols and climate

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Research shows that aerosols not only cool, but also heat the planet
Background



Technology


Plasmonics

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Nano-sized light mill drives micro-sized disk - also here
  2. July 7, 2010 - Efficient nano motor cleverly harnesses light
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Could some entangled states be useless for quantum cryptography?
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Study measures single-molecule machines in action - also here
  2. July 6, 2010 - Laser 'tweezers' for medicine, communications and harvesting energy - also here
  3. July 9, 2010 - Nanogenerators for energy harvesting technology
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Dutch researchers raise energy yield of 'cheap' solar panels - also here
Background


Quantum cascade lasers

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Tunable quantum cascade laser
Background, Background


Organic transistor memory

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Magnetic fields can block conductivity of carbon nanotubes - also here
Background


Analogy between ultracold gases and superconductivity

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Physicists find new parallel between cold gases and 'hot' superconductors - also here
Background, Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Novel ion trap with optical fiber could link atoms and light in quantum networks - also here
Background


Nanoscale metal-oxide frameworks

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks (NMOFs) as MRI Contrast Agents
Background


Quantum non-demolition measurements

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Quantum non-demolition measurement allows physicists to count photons without destroying them
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Superconductor breakthrough could power new advances
  2. July 9, 2010 - Improvement of superconductors within reach
Background


Entangled photon source

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - A new ultrabright source of entangled photon pairs - also here
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. July 11, 2010 - A revolutionary breakthrough in terahertz remote sensing - also here
Background



Life sciences


Embryonic development

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Digital embryo gains wings - also here
Background


Mitochondrial complex l

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Architecture of the Largest Protein Complex of Cellular Respiration Elucidated
Background


Mechanism of herpes virus infection

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Map of herpes virus protein suggests a new drug therapy - also here
Background


Simulation of protein folding

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Computer program takes on protein puzzle - also here, here, here
Background


Oxidative stress and aging

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Want to slow aging? New research suggests it takes more than antioxidants - also here
Background


SIRT1, leptin, and weight control

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Protein must exist in specific brain cells to prevent diet-induced obesity - also here
Background, Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - New technology reduces storage needs and costs for genomic data - also here
Background


PI3K and thermogenic response

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Brain chemical boosts body heat, aids in calorie burn, research suggests - also here
Background


Hsp72 and cell stress response

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Protein identified which helps cancer cells to survive stressful conditions
Background, Background


Actin regulation

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Uncapping the mystery behind the mechanism of cap removal from actin filaments - also here
Background


Membrane lipid order

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Lipid ordering visualized in a living vertebrate organism - also here
Background


B cells and bridge immunity

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Researchers discover trigger to early, effective antibody response - also here
Background


BDNF, leptin, environmental enrichment, and cancer

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Interesting environment wards off cancer
  2. July 8, 2010 - Can a Stimulating Life Ward Off Cancer?
  3. July 8, 2010 - Better housing fights cancer in mice
  4. July 8, 2010 - A Stressful Lifestyle Reduces Tumor Growth in Mice
  5. July 8, 2010 - Housing upgrade shrinks tumors in mice with cancer
  6. July 8, 2010 - Stress of an Enriched Environment Might Curb Cancer Growth; Effect Linked to a Brain-Fat-Hormone Pathway
  7. July 8, 2010 - Stress helps fend off cancer in mice, study shows
Background, Background, Background


Early hominids in northern Europe

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Early Britons could cope with cold
  2. July 7, 2010 - Early Humans Ventured Far North
  3. July 7, 2010 - Ancient hominids grabbed early northern exposure
  4. July 7, 2010 - Stone Age Europeans Get Older and Colder
  5. July 7, 2010 - Unearthed tools rewrite saga of human migration
  6. July 7, 2010 - Ancient humans lived in Norfolk up to 950,000 years ago
  7. July 7, 2010 - Humans' early arrival in Britain
  8. July 7, 2010 - Early humans settled in England 800,000 years ago: study
  9. July 8, 2010 - Unearthed tools rewrite saga of human migration
  10. July 8, 2010 - Dig discovers ancient Britons were earliest North Europeans - also here
Background


DAF-16 isoforms and cellular aging in C. elegans

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Biologists identify a new clue into cellular aging - also here
Background


Earliest hard-skeleton animals

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Scientists prove all major animal groups with internal, external skeletons appeared in the Cambrian period
Background


Primary cilia

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Researchers demystifying complex cellular communications hubs found in sensory neurons - also here
Background


Triglyceride metabolism

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Study sheds light on triglyceride metabolism
Background


Quantum coherence and photosynthesis

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Leafy Green Coherence: Quantum Physics Fuels Photosynthesis
Background, Background


Genetic signatures of longevity

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - The Little Flaw in the Longevity-Gene Study That Could Be a Big Problem
  2. July 8, 2010 - Authors of Controversial Longevity Study Discuss the Furor
  3. July 8, 2010 - Scientists Criticize Study on Genetics of Old Age
  4. July 9, 2010 - Critics cast doubt on recent longevity gene study findings
  5. July 14, 2010 - Longevity debate: Chips to blame?
  6. July 22, 2010 - Equipment defect leads to reanalysis of gene study - also here
  7. July 31, 2010 - Critics point to flaws in longevity study
Background


Evolution of sexual reproduction

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Researchers Present New Sex Evolution Theory
Background, Background


International Interactome Initiative

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Human genome: the hunt continues for 'malicious proteins'
Background


Evolution of multicellularity

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Origins of multicellularity: All in the family - also here
Background


Suspended gene transcription

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Genetic mechanism once thought rare may allow rapid cell production - also here
Background


Initiation of gene transcription

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Researchers discover new way diseases develop - also here
Background


MicroRNA and intercellular communication

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Intercellular communication: From 'cable-phone' to 'cell-phone'?
Background, Background


Evolution on islands

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - 'Magical thinking' about islands is an illusion - also here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - DNA 'molecular scissors' discovered
Background


Ancient cyanobacteria

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Scientists Hunt for Signs of Earliest Life on Earth
Background


Stem cell evolution and genetics

References:
  1. July 11, 2010 - Mexican salamander helps uncover mysteries of stem cells and evolution - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Hemopressin and appetite suppression

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Scientists find natural way to curb your greed
Background, Background


Synapse proteins and neurological disease

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Brain diseases linked to nerve cell junction defects
Background, Background, Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Brain patterns may be signs of mental illness risk - also here
  2. July 6, 2010 - Searching for causes of neural disconnection in schizophrenia - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Brain biology linked to severe teenage antisocial behaviour
  2. July 6, 2010 - Romantic rejection stimulates areas of brain involved in motivation, reward and addiction - also here
  3. July 9, 2010 - The Cruelest Study: Why Breakups Hurt
Background


Understanding grammar

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Many English Speakers Cannot Understand Basic Grammar
Background


Nna proteins and neuron death

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Nna Proteins Play Role in Catastrophic Neuron Death in Mice, Flies -- And Perhaps People
Background


MicroRNA and addiction

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Protein regulator shows promise against addiction
  2. July 7, 2010 - miRNA stunts drug addiction
  3. July 7, 2010 - Scientists uncover previously unknown natural mechanism that controls cocaine use - also here
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Autism-related study discovers how drug interferes with neuronal cell function - also here
Background


Insula research

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Barrow scientist leads insula research
Background


Bilingualism and brain executive function

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Bilingualism Associated With Brain Reorganization Involving Better Efficiency in Executive Functions, Research Finds
Background


Stimulating neurogenesis

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Fertilizing future brain cells
  2. July 8, 2010 - A chemical to make brain cells grow: Mental decline thwarted in aging rats - also here
  3. July 8, 2010 - A pill to make you smarter? Drug grows brain cells
Background


Genomic imprinting and the brain

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Parental biases influence brain
  2. July 8, 2010 - Maternal genes dominate in developing brains, while paternal ones lead in adult-hood
Background


Ion channels

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - New perspective in ion channel indicates treatment potential
Background


SIRT1, neuroprotection, and memory

References:
  1. July 11, 2010 - Researchers find that Sirtuin1 may boost memory and learning ability - also here
  2. July 12, 2010 - Longevity gene may also boost memory
  3. July 12, 2010 - Antiaging protein also boosts learning and memory
  4. July 12, 2010 - Longevity gene may also boost memory
  5. July 14, 2010 - Protein linked to aging may boost memory and learning ability
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Scientists reveal the mystery of sudden cardiac death - also here
  2. July 5, 2010 - Antioxidants do help arteries stay healthy: study - also here
  3. July 5, 2010 - Heart patients with anxiety disorder experience more cardiovascular events, deaths - also here
  4. July 5, 2010 - Heart disease patients with anxiety 'at greater risk'
  5. July 5, 2010 - Antagonizing atherosclerosis - also here
  6. July 5, 2010 - New tool to rule out coronary heart disease in primary care - also here
  7. July 6, 2010 - Water's unexpected role in blood pressure control
  8. July 6, 2010 - Cocoa flavanols improve vascular and blood pressure measures for coronary artery disease patients - also here
  9. July 6, 2010 - Recommended blood pressure level differs for heart patients with diabetes
  10. July 6, 2010 - Sympathetic brain to blame for high blood pressure
  11. July 6, 2010 - Study examines outcomes of blood-pressure control for diabetes and coronary artery disease patients - also here
  12. July 6, 2010 - Blood pressure goals for diabetics -- too tough?
  13. July 6, 2010 - Pfizer gets EU approval for kids' cholesterol drug - also here
  14. July 7, 2010 - Researchers find new proteins that regulate blood pressure, flow - also here, here
  15. July 7, 2010 - Cholesterol's other way out - also here
  16. July 8, 2010 - Severe angina poses 3 times the coronary artery disease risk for women than men - also here
  17. July 8, 2010 - Plain water has surprising impact on blood pressure - also here
  18. July 9, 2010 - Does pollution really increase stroke risk?
  19. July 9, 2010 - Anxiety may worsen prognosis for heart patients
  20. July 11, 2010 - Painkillers Not Linked With Heart Disease in Elderly Patients and May Protect Against Death, Study Finds
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Scientists discover how to switch cancer 'protector' gene on
  2. July 5, 2010 - Revolutionary therapy slows tumor growth in advanced breast cancer - also here
  3. July 5, 2010 - Novel Molecular Pathway Regulates Invasive Growth and Metastasis in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
  4. July 6, 2010 - Team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer - also here
  5. July 6, 2010 - Scientists find protein inhibitor revives chemotherapy for ovarian patients - also here
  6. July 6, 2010 - Scientists find link between estrogen metabolism pathway and breast cancer risk
  7. July 6, 2010 - Overcoming ovarian cancer
  8. July 6, 2010 - ESMO publishes updated guidelines on cancer care - also here
  9. July 6, 2010 - Men with faulty gene 'carry breast cancer risk'
  10. July 7, 2010 - Genetically reprogrammed HSV given systemically shrinks distant sarcomas - also here
  11. July 7, 2010 - Mathematical models for breast cancer detection with microwave tomography are cheaper and less risky - also here
  12. July 7, 2010 - Cancer deaths continue to drop - also here
  13. July 7, 2010 - Researchers discover new biomarker to identify agressive thyroid cancer
  14. July 7, 2010 - U.S. cancer death rates continue drop: report
  15. July 8, 2010 - Fish oil may fight breast cancer
  16. July 8, 2010 - Endoscopic ultrasound evaluation is associated with improved outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients - also here
  17. July 8, 2010 - Protein that predicts prognosis of leukemia patients may also be a therapeutic target - also here
  18. July 8, 2010 - Baseline PSA predicts risk of death from prostate cancer - also here
  19. July 8, 2010 - Fish oil may reduce risk of breast cancer - also here
  20. July 8, 2010 - HPV DNA testing over 50 percent more sensitive than cytology testing - also here
  21. July 8, 2010 - Functional MRI may predict response of hepatocellular carcinoma to chemoembolization - also here
  22. July 8, 2010 - Study Suggests Link Between Scleroderma, Cancer in Certain Patients - also here
  23. July 8, 2010 - Scientists reprogram triple-negative breast cancer cells to respond to tamoxifen - also here
  24. July 8, 2010 - Fish oil might lower breast cancer risk
  25. July 9, 2010 - HPV infection linked to increased risk of skin cancer - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - High blood levels of vitamin E reduces risk of Alzheimer's - also here
  2. July 5, 2010 - Plasma protein appears to be associated with development and severity of Alzheimer's disease
  3. July 5, 2010 - Depression symptoms show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease
  4. July 5, 2010 - Scientists find blood protein link to Alzheimer's
  5. July 6, 2010 - Scientists find protein link to Alzheimer's
  6. July 6, 2010 - Emotional flatness can be mistaken for depression in Alzheimer's patients - also here
  7. July 6, 2010 - Novel protein as potential target in Alzheimer's treatment explored - also here
  8. July 7, 2010 - Biomarker closer for Alzheimer's disease - also here
  9. July 8, 2010 - Researcher developing novel therapy for Alzheimer's disease
  10. July 9, 2010 - New study finds early Alzheimer's identification method - also here
  11. July 11, 2010 - Avid amyloid tracer hits target in Alzheimer's study
  12. July 11, 2010 - CEO says Avid tracer widely used in clinical trials
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - Depression may nearly double risk of dementia
  2. July 6, 2010 - Depression may double dementia risk, say researchers
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 5, 2010 - New HIV vaccine trial first to target dendritic cells
  2. July 9, 2010 - Universal HIV testing and immediate treatment could reduce but not eliminate HIV/AIDS epidemic - also here
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - With Magnetic Nanoparticles, Scientists Remotely Control Neurons and Animal Behavior - also here
  2. July 6, 2010 - Multicolor quantum dots aid in cancer biopsy diagnosis - also here, here, here
  3. July 7, 2010 - Magnetic Nanoparticles Can Remotely Control Worms
  4. July 7, 2010 - Nanowires Deliver Biochemical Payloads to One Cell Among Many - also here
  5. July 8, 2010 - Researchers develop drug delivery system using nanoparticles triggered by electromagnetic field - also here
  6. July 9, 2010 - Researchers use nanoparticles to shrink tumors in mice - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Scientists design new delivery device for gene therapy - also here
Background


Telomere length and cancer

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Length of biological marker associated with risk of cancer - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - 'Security guard' zinc is off-duty in diabetes
  2. July 7, 2010 - A bittersweet warning for women with gestational diabetes - also here
  3. July 7, 2010 - Hospital hyperglycemia may predict future diabetes - also here
  4. July 8, 2010 - Hopkins team discovers sweet way to detect prediabetes - also here, here, here
  5. July 8, 2010 - Simple diagnostic tool predicts Type 2 diabetes in Southeast Asians - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Neural stem cells attack glioblastoma cells - also here
  2. July 8, 2010 - DNA discovery opens new door to develop tools, therapies for hereditary cancers - also here
  3. July 8, 2010 - 'Stem cell detectives' uncover potential cancer cause
Background


PKC-ζ, IL-6, inflammation, diabetes, and cancer

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Fat cells play key role in development of type 2 diabetes
Background, Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Avian Influenza Risk in U.S. Wild Songbirds Mapped - also here
  2. July 6, 2010 - U.S. songbirds carry low-risk bird flu, study finds
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Researchers identify factors behind blood-making stem cells - also here
  2. July 8, 2010 - Biologists find a way to lower tumor risk in stem cell therapies - also here
  3. July 8, 2010 - USF receives patent for technology to improve treatment for neurodegenerative diseases
  4. July 11, 2010 - Mouse stem cell study offers new insights into body fat distribution - also here
  5. July 11, 2010 - Top professor reports new way to discover drugs that aid regenerative medicine
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - First step to new therapy for chronic bowel disease
  2. July 7, 2010 - Amid the murk of 'gut flora,' vitamin D receptor emerges as a key player - also here, here, here
  3. July 9, 2010 - Are air pollutants linked to bowel disease risk?
  4. July 11, 2010 - Plant Extract May Be Effective Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - A new opportunity for hepatitis C research - also here
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. July 6, 2010 - Neck size could help ID childhood obesity
  2. July 7, 2010 - Inactivity 'no contributor' to childhood obesity epidemic - also here
  3. July 8, 2010 - Link between inactivity and obesity queried
  4. July 8, 2010 - New obesity pills try to shed past problems
  5. July 9, 2010 - Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. July 7, 2010 - Scientists establish link between brain activity and Parkinson's disease symptoms - also here
  2. July 9, 2010 - Parkinson's Patients More Likely to Stick With Certain 'Add-on' Drugs
Background


HIV-neutralizing antibodies

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Souped-up antibody fends off HIV
  2. July 8, 2010 - Newly discovered antibodies may boost AIDS vaccine research
  3. July 8, 2010 - New antibodies block HIV
  4. July 8, 2010 - Does Training the Body's Immune System Hold a New Key to Fending Off HIV Infection?
  5. July 8, 2010 - Scientists find antibodies that prevent most HIV strains from infecting human cells - also here
  6. July 8, 2010 - HIV Antibody Finding May Be New Piece to AIDS Puzzle
  7. July 8, 2010 - Antibody finding may help in quest for AIDS vaccine - also here
  8. July 8, 2010 - Antibody Kills 91 of HIV Strains
  9. July 8, 2010 - Scientists discover antibody that kills 91 percent of HIV
Background


Prions

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Surgery linked to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - also here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Professor discovers way to slow the growth of malignant melanoma - also here
Background, Background


Anti-inflammatory phytochemicals

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Luteolin stars in study of healthful plant compounds
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. July 8, 2010 - Is biopsy avoidable on diagnosis of celiac disease? - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Humans First Acquired Malaria Parasites 2.5 Million Years Ago - also here
Background


Vaccine design by computer

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - Scientists use computer algorithms to develop seasonal flu vaccines - also here
Background


Rosiglitazone controversy

References:
  1. July 9, 2010 - FDA review spotlights heart risk of diabetes pill - also here
  2. July 9, 2010 - EU and U.S. weigh fate of Glaxo's Avandia - also here
  3. July 9, 2010 - Split FDA throws Glaxo's Avandia to panel
  4. July 9, 2010 - FDA asks experts should Glaxo's Avandia stay or go
  5. July 9, 2010 - Q+A: Should Avandia be pulled? Questions remain - also here, here
  6. July 10, 2010 - Diabetes drug Avandia gets new setback ahead of US decision
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