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Volume 9, Number 40
October 4, 2010


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

Atmospheric oxygenation
Maximum flow algorithm
Quantum entanglement
Quantum chromodynamics
International X-ray Observatory
Hawking radiation from simulated black holes
James Webb Space Telescope
Extrasolar planets
SETI
Problems with eternal inflation
Dark energy
Magellanic Stream
Global warming
Potentially habitable exoplanet
Undersea mapping of the San Andreas fault
Paleoclimatology
Galaxy radio lobes
Water on Mars
Neutron stars and vacuum energy
Superfluidity
Topological insulators

Technology

DNA sequencing technology
Quantum computing
Photovoltaics
Quantum dots
Laser wakefield accelerators
Photon color-shifting in fiber optics
Superconductivity
Nanotechnology
Cancer diagnostic tecnology
Electronic generation of picosecond laser pulses
Graphene
Hydrogen storage
Quantum refrigeration

Life sciences

DNA damage repair
'Cost of complexity', pleiotropy, and evolution
Bioinformatics and microRNA
Structural genomics
Parasite stimulation of retulatory T cell production
Salmonella infection
Origin of eukaryotes
Limb regeneration
Tissue regeneration
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Genes affecting human height
Bacterial gene dispersal
Sleep and longevity
Exercise and resting metabolism
Factor B, macrophages, and immune response
Adipogenesis and epigenetics
Calcium channels
Telomeres, epigenetics, histones, and aging

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Antidepressants and moral decision making
Peripheral nerve regneration
Modeling cortical neuron interaction
Neurological epigenetic effects of early life experiences
Brain-imaging studies
Massive-scale brain mapping
Simian self-awareness
Obesity and dopamine sensitivity
Schizophrenia
Group 'intelligence'
Cannabis and short-term memory
Autism

Health and medicine

AIDS
Nanobiotechnology
Malaria
Cancer
Cancer biology
Celiac disease
Tuberculosis
Cardiovascular disease
Vaccines
Alzheimer's disease
MicroRNA and cancer
Stem cells
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Lupus
Exercise and insomnia
Diabetes
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
P53, NF-κB, cancer, and immune response



Physical sciences


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Plants set stage for evolutionary drama
  2. September 27, 2010 - Oxygen in ancient oceans
  3. September 27, 2010 - Climate Change before it Goes Global
  4. September 29, 2010 - How Plants May Have Made Large Predators Possible
  5. September 30, 2010 - How plants drove animals to the land
  6. October 8, 2010 - Plants kick-start evolutionary drama of Earth's oxygenation - also here, here
Background


Maximum flow algorithm

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Fundamental algorithm gets first improvement in 10 years
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Quantum physics: Flavors of entanglement
Background


Quantum chromodynamics

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbers
Background


International X-ray Observatory

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Gigantic mirror for X-radiation in outer space
Background


Hawking radiation from simulated black holes

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Physicists may have observed Hawking radiation for the first time
  2. September 29, 2010 - Ultrafast Laser Pulse Makes Desktop Black Hole Glow
  3. September 29, 2010 - Imitation Black Hole Seen On Earth - also here
  4. September 30, 2010 - Artificial Event Horizon Emits Laboratory Analogue to Theoretical Black Hole Radiation
  5. September 30, 2010 - Imitation Black Hole Seen On Earth
  6. October 21, 2010 - Analogue Hawking radiation spotted in the lab
  7. November 8, 2010 - Simulating black hole radiation with lasers - also here
  8. November 8, 2010 - New horizons for Hawking radiation
  9. November 12, 2010 - Physicists Create Black Hole 'Light' in Lab
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - NASA team obtains the 'unobtainium' for next space observatory
  2. September 29, 2010 - The Webb telescope's unique structural "heart" passes extreme tests
  3. October 2, 2010 - NASA's Webb telescope MIRI instrument takes one step closer to space
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Astronomers track long, strange voyage of distant planet
  2. September 29, 2010 - Planet gets fresh look by UT astronomers - also here, here
  3. October 5, 2010 - Retrograde Planets Could Survive Around Binary Stars
Background


SETI

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Finding E.T. May Become Harder If Aliens Go Digital
  2. October 1, 2010 - ET machines sought by astronomer - also here, here
Background


Problems with eternal inflation

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Time likely to end within 5 billion years, physicists calculate
  2. October 1, 2010 - Time likely to end within 5 billion years, physicists calculate
  3. October 8, 2010 - Study predicts end of world as we know it
  4. October 18, 2010 - How to predict the end of the world
  5. October 28, 2010 - Time Will End in Five Billion Years, Physicists Predict
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - No scope for agency collaboration in space
Background


Magellanic Stream

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Milky way sidelined in galactic tug of war - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Climate accord loopholes could spell 4.2-degree rise in temperature and end of coral reefs by 2100
  2. October 1, 2010 - Determining how warm this summer really was
Background


Potentially habitable exoplanet

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - "Potentially Habitable" Planet Found
  2. September 29, 2010 - Newly Discovered Planet May Be First Truly Habitable Exoplanet - also here
  3. September 29, 2010 - NASA and NSF-Funded Research Finds First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet - also here, here, here
  4. September 29, 2010 - Astronomers Find Most Earth-like Planet to Date
  5. September 29, 2010 - Distant world could support life
  6. September 29, 2010 - A Habitable Exoplanet - for Real This Time
  7. September 29, 2010 - Scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth
  8. September 29, 2010 - Odds of Life on Newfound Earth-Size Planet '100 Percent,' Astronomer Says
  9. September 29, 2010 - Alien World Tour: The Exoplanets Around Star Gliese 581
  10. September 29, 2010 - New Planet May Be Able to Nurture Organisms
  11. September 29, 2010 - Could 'Goldilocks' planet be just right for life? - also here
  12. September 29, 2010 - US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth - also here, here
  13. September 29, 2010 - Found: An Earthlike Planet, at Last
  14. September 29, 2010 - New planet may be habitable
  15. September 29, 2010 - Astronomers find 'potentially' habitable exoplanet
  16. September 30, 2010 - Planet hunters find exoplanet that could potentially support life
  17. September 30, 2010 - First Truly Habitable Planet Discovered, Experts Say
  18. September 30, 2010 - Planet Hunters Discover a World That Could Harbor Life
  19. September 30, 2010 - New Earth-like exoplanet may be habitable
  20. September 30, 2010 - Astronomers find home away from home
  21. September 30, 2010 - First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet found
  22. September 30, 2010 - If There's Life on Alien Planet Gliese 581g, How Do We Find It?
  23. September 30, 2010 - Goldilocks planet Gliese 581g reaction round-up
  24. September 30, 2010 - Astronomers find another Earth .. just 20 light years away
  25. September 30, 2010 - Researchers Find First Planet That Could Support Life
  26. October 1, 2010 - A Million Questions About Habitable Planet Gliese 581g (Okay, 12)
Background


Undersea mapping of the San Andreas fault

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Scientists to map offshore San Andreas Fault and associated ecosystems
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Research suggests climate change target 'not safe'
Background


Galaxy radio lobes

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - The outbursts of Fornax
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - New Evidence Suggests Icebergs in Frigid Oceans on Ancient Mars
Background


Neutron stars and vacuum energy

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Neutron Star Formation Could Awaken the Vacuum
Background, Background


Superfluidity

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Microscopic superfluidity
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - A more perfect Dirac cone
Background



Technology


DNA sequencing technology

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Electronics zap DNA into pores to read its sequence
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Quantum leap towards computer of the future
  2. September 27, 2010 - Single electron reader opens path for quantum computing
  3. September 27, 2010 - Towards superconductor-spin ensemble hybrid quantum systems
  4. September 29, 2010 - Quantum computers move a step closer
  5. September 29, 2010 - Three tiny qubits, another big step toward quantum computing
  6. September 29, 2010 - Superconducting trio get entangled
  7. October 5, 2010 - Quantum computing research edges toward practicality in UCSB physics lab
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Solar cells thinner than wavelengths of light hold huge power potential
  2. September 30, 2010 - Solar cells get two electrons for the price of one, efficiency bonus
  3. September 30, 2010 - 'Multiple exciton collection' could result in more efficient solar cells
  4. September 30, 2010 - Printable solar cells within reach?
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Nanoneedle delivers quantum dots to cell nucleus
  2. September 28, 2010 - How a nanoneedle can send quantum dots into cells
  3. October 1, 2010 - Quantum dots as light antennas for artificial photosynthetic systems
Background


Laser wakefield accelerators

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Big lasers make electrons stick together in tiny bunches
Background, Background


Photon color-shifting in fiber optics

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Physicists break color barrier for sending, receiving photons - also here, here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - One-dimensional window on superconductivity, magnetism: Atoms are proxies for electrons in ultracold optical emulator - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Growing nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'nano-LEDs'
  2. September 30, 2010 - Nanospheres made of aromatic amino acids: The most rigid organic nanostructures to date
  3. September 30, 2010 - Multi-component nano-structures with tunable optical properties
Background


Cancer diagnostic tecnology

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Nanotechnology brings personalized therapy one step closer to reality
  2. September 29, 2010 - Dual-capture CTC chip efficiently captures breast cancer cells
Background


Electronic generation of picosecond laser pulses

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Generating bright laser flashes electronically
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Rapidly rotating graphene is fastest-spinning macroscopic object ever
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Hydrogen fuel for thought: Researchers find metallacarboranes may meet DOE storage goals
Background


Quantum refrigeration

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - The world's smallest fridge
  2. October 3, 2010 - A fridge small enough to chill quantum bottles of beer
Background



Life sciences


DNA damage repair

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Researchers find protein is a key tool in chromosomal repair kit
Background


'Cost of complexity', pleiotropy, and evolution

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Complexity not so costly after all, analysis shows
Background


Bioinformatics and microRNA

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Diving deeper into the gene pool
Background, Background


Structural genomics

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - 1000th protein structure released by Structural Genomics Consortium
  2. September 30, 2010 - Consortium solves its 1,000th protein structure
Background


Parasite stimulation of retulatory T cell production

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Gut-invading worms turn enemy T cells into friends
Background


Salmonella infection

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Researchers Study Ways To Attack Salmonella
  2. September 30, 2010 - Scientists describe how salmonella bacteria spread in humans
Background


Origin of eukaryotes

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Our Ancient Ancestors Didn't Like It Hot
Background


Limb regeneration

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Just adding sodium can stimulate limb regrowth in tadpoles
Background


Tissue regeneration

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Sodium plays key role in tissue regeneration
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Researchers use stem cells to create disease models
  2. September 30, 2010 - A Better Way to Reprogram Cells
  3. September 30, 2010 - Researchers achieve major breakthrough in cell reprogramming
  4. September 30, 2010 - New method for generating human stem cells is remarkably efficient - also here
  5. September 30, 2010 - RNA induced stem cell report reaction roundup
  6. September 30, 2010 - Scientists overcome hurdles to stem cell alternatives
  7. September 30, 2010 - Study Shows Progress With Stem Cell Alternative - also here
  8. September 30, 2010 - U.S. researchers make stem cells quickly from skin
  9. October 1, 2010 - A New Way to Make Stem Cells
  10. October 1, 2010 - New method makes adult cells act like embryonic ones
  11. October 1, 2010 - New way to generate human stem cells
Background


Genes affecting human height

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Study finds heaps of genetic variants influencing stature
  2. September 29, 2010 - A 'giant' step toward explaining differences in height: Scientists map height 'hotspots' in the genome
Background


Bacterial gene dispersal

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Virus-like particles speed bacterial evolution
  2. September 30, 2010 - Horizontal Gene Transfer: Bacteria Transmit Genetic Code without Sex
  3. October 1, 2010 - Genetic escape pods
  4. October 4, 2010 - Horizontal gene transfer in microbes much more frequent than previoulsy thought
Background


Sleep and longevity

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Women's study finds longevity means getting just enough sleep - also here here
Background, Background


Exercise and resting metabolism

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Calories can burn at rest with regular exercise
Background


Factor B, macrophages, and immune response

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Scientists reveal important clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies
Background


Adipogenesis and epigenetics

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Epigenomics discovery yields new information about fat cells
Background, Background, Background


Calcium channels

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Protein provides link between calcium signaling in excitable and non-excitable cells
Background


Telomeres, epigenetics, histones, and aging

References:
  1. October 3, 2010 - Ticking of cellular clock promotes seismic changes in the chromatin landscape associated with aging
Background, Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Antidepressants and moral decision making

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Common antidepressants can send our moral compasses spinning
  2. September 28, 2010 - Some antidepressants alter peoples' moral judgement
Background, Background


Peripheral nerve regneration

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - How injured nerves grow themselves back
Background


Modeling cortical neuron interaction

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Interaction with neighbors: Neuronal field simulates brain activity
Background


Neurological epigenetic effects of early life experiences

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Early life experience modifies gene vital to normal brain function
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Men check out in stressful situations - also here
  2. September 30, 2010 - Study locates our sense of direction
  3. October 1, 2010 - Specific brain areas for sex, money
Background


Massive-scale brain mapping

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Mapping the Brain on a Massive Scale
Background


Simian self-awareness

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - In examining their own reflections, simians show hints of self-awareness
  2. September 29, 2010 - Monkeys See Selves in Mirror, Open a Barrel of Questions
  3. September 29, 2010 - For the first time, monkeys recognize themselves in the mirror, indicating self-awareness - also here, here
  4. September 30, 2010 - Are monkeys self-aware?
Background


Obesity and dopamine sensitivity

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - A new imaging study shows the powerful impact food has on the brain - also here
  2. September 29, 2010 - Research examines vicious cycle of overeating and obesity
Background, Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Brain chemical finding could open door to new schizophrenia drugs
Background


Group 'intelligence'

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Intelligent Individuals Donít Make Groups Smarter
  2. September 30, 2010 - Smarter Teams Are More Sensitive, Have More Women?
  3. September 30, 2010 - Group not a sum of parts especially with women
  4. September 30, 2010 - Study finds small groups demonstrate distinctive 'collective intelligence' when facing difficult tasks - also here, here
  5. October 1, 2010 - New Study Validates Factors That Enhance the Intelligence of a Group
Background, Background


Cannabis and short-term memory

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Key ingredient staves off marijuana memory loss
  2. October 1, 2010 - Study links cannabis strains with memory impairment
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 1, 2010 - Language delays found in siblings of children with autism
Background



Health and medicine


AIDS

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Strategy to fight HIV shapes up
  2. September 27, 2010 - Scientists freeze virus fragment in shape recognized by immune system
  3. September 28, 2010 - Targeting amyloid to stop HIV
  4. September 28, 2010 - Scientists find more health benefits from starting HIV treatment early
  5. September 28, 2010 - Human clinical trial of DNA-MVA HIV vaccine candidate begins
  6. September 28, 2010 - Cost-effectiveness of routine use of pooled nucleic acid amplification testing
  7. September 29, 2010 - Research on killer HIV antibodies provides promising new ideas for vaccine design
  8. October 3, 2010 - New research reveals possible method for boosting the immune system to protect infants against HIV
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Scientists use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect, eliminate prostate cancer cells
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Protein critical in malaria parasite development identified
  2. September 28, 2010 - Malaria vaccine for Africa closer than ever, scientists say
  3. September 29, 2010 - Malaria vaccine trial disappoints
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Researchers discover a drug combination that shrinks tumors in vivo
  2. September 27, 2010 - Study shows patient-specific vaccines for metastatic melanoma may induce durable complete regression
  3. September 27, 2010 - Surgery found effective for patients with aggressive prostate cancer
  4. September 27, 2010 - How to widen the hunt for targeted cancer therapy - also here
  5. September 27, 2010 - AstraZeneca drug fails in prostate cancer trial - also here
  6. September 27, 2010 - Seattle Genetics lymphoma trial succeeds; stock up - also here
  7. September 28, 2010 - Curry cooking ingredient could provide recipe for fight against cancer
  8. September 28, 2010 - Biomarker panel identifies prostate cancer with 90 percent accuracy
  9. September 28, 2010 - Protein key to growth of pancreatic cancer
  10. September 28, 2010 - Study finds gene associated with aggressive skin cancer
  11. September 28, 2010 - New biomarkers discovered for pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma
  12. September 28, 2010 - Novel biomarker may predict response to new VEGF receptor inhibitor
  13. September 28, 2010 - Circulating tumor cells can provide 'real-time' information on patient's current disease state
  14. September 28, 2010 - Triple-negative breast cancers may have unique therapeutic target
  15. September 28, 2010 - New device for identifying aggressive breast cancers
  16. September 28, 2010 - c-Met may be a biomarker for metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma
  17. September 28, 2010 - Method to detect bladder cancer earlier is under development
  18. September 28, 2010 - Early prostate test study gives hope for accuracy
  19. September 28, 2010 - Tests may detect mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer
  20. September 29, 2010 - Bone-disease drug could treat breast cancer
  21. September 29, 2010 - Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment
  22. September 29, 2010 - Screening tool can detect colorectal cancer from a small blood sample
  23. September 29, 2010 - For those with breast cancer, risk of other cancers in relatives increased
  24. September 29, 2010 - MicroRNA panel provides a more precise lung cancer diagnosis
  25. September 29, 2010 - Study finds increases in 5-, 10-year survival at every stage of breast cancer
  26. September 29, 2010 - Novel test following prostate surgery could detect cancer recurrence earlier
  27. September 29, 2010 - Intrauterine devices can be used to treat endometrial cancer
  28. September 29, 2010 - Hodgkin's lymphoma: Benefit of stem cell transplantation with an unrelated donor unclear
  29. September 29, 2010 - Surgery offers long-term survival for early stage prostate cancer patients
  30. September 29, 2010 - Coping with genetic predisposition to cancer
  31. September 29, 2010 - New therapy boosts cure rate by 20 percent in a deadly childhood cancer
  32. September 29, 2010 - New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s - also here
  33. September 29, 2010 - Exercise could cut womb cancer risk by 30 percent - also here
  34. September 29, 2010 - Signs that Amgen bone drug may block breast tumors
  35. September 29, 2010 - Study demonstrates plunge in breast cancer deaths
  36. September 29, 2010 - Screening saved lives of women under 50 - study
  37. September 29, 2010 - Blood test for colon cancer promising: study
  38. September 30, 2010 - New tool 'cooks' cancer cells in inoperable brain tumors
  39. September 30, 2010 - Fighting cancers by tagging their triggers
  40. September 30, 2010 - Less chemotherapy works well for some childhood cancer
  41. September 30, 2010 - Study finds women with triple negative breast cancer and BRCA mutations have lower risk of recurrence
  42. September 30, 2010 - Study finds women treated for breast cancer while pregnant have improved survival
  43. September 30, 2010 - Study discovers role of DNA methylation in multiple myeloma blood cancer
  44. September 30, 2010 - Researcher discovers way to overcome radiation resistance in leukemia
  45. September 30, 2010 - Age 50 as mammography screening threshold proven unfounded
  46. September 30, 2010 - Key leukemia defense mechanism discovered
  47. September 30, 2010 - HPV screen-and treat-intervention effective in cervical cancer prevention
  48. September 30, 2010 - Drugs before surgery help women avoid mastectomies - also here
  49. September 30, 2010 - Coffee, tea linked to lower risk of brain tumor
  50. October 1, 2010 - Free mammograms 'should start at 40'
  51. October 1, 2010 - Cancer diagnosis breakthrough
  52. October 1, 2010 - Gene variations that alter key enzyme linked to prostate cancer
  53. October 1, 2010 - TRUST study data confirms safety and efficacy of erlotinib for advanced lung cancer
  54. October 1, 2010 - Researchers identify a new target for breast cancer treatment
  55. October 1, 2010 - Researchers discover genetic changes that make some forms of brain cancer more aggressive
  56. October 2, 2010 - Breast cancer linked to environmental smoke exposure among Mexican women
  57. October 2, 2010 - Vigorous exercise reduces breast cancer risk in African-American women
  58. October 2, 2010 - Decreased survival for Puerto Rican women with 'triple-negative' breast cancer subtype
  59. October 2, 2010 - DNA repair capacity identified those at high risk for non-melanoma skin cancer
  60. October 2, 2010 - Evaluation of targeted therapy in ovarian cancer
  61. October 2, 2010 - Low socioeconomic status linked with more severe colorectal cancer
  62. October 2, 2010 - Computer-aided detection is increasingly being used in screening and diagnostic mammography
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - LIMK plays a key role in cancer metastasis
  2. September 28, 2010 - Individual mutations are very slow to promote tumor growth
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Study finds rate of celiac disease is growing
  2. September 27, 2010 - Celiac disease can develop in adults
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Computer model shows US vulnerable to MDR-TB epidemic
  2. September 30, 2010 - Researchers discover new TB pathogen
  3. October 1, 2010 - TB vaccine to cut infections by 90%
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Pine-bark extract has no effect on blood pressure, study finds
  2. September 27, 2010 - Wider statin use could be cost-effective preventive measure, study finds
  3. September 27, 2010 - Giving more people statins is cost-effective: study
  4. September 28, 2010 - Researchers use CT to predict heart disease
  5. September 28, 2010 - Varying CRP levels in ethnic groups may affect statin eligibility, heart risk prediction
  6. September 29, 2010 - Garlic oil shows protective effect against heart disease in diabetes
  7. September 29, 2010 - Blueberries help fight artery hardening, lab animal study indicates
  8. September 30, 2010 - Scientists discover a new way our bodies control blood pressure: the P450-EET system
  9. October 1, 2010 - Think saturated fat contributes to heart disease? Think again
  10. October 1, 2010 - Lower risk of heart disease in women with great dental care, study shows
  11. October 1, 2010 - Study hints multivitamins aid women's heart health
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Patent for liposome-based vaccine received
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 27, 2010 - Friends, family detect early Alzheimer's signs better than traditional tests
  2. September 29, 2010 - New target identified for Alzheimer's disease
  3. September 29, 2010 - Dementia, high blood pressure and brain blood flow may be linked
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - MicroRNA to combat cancer
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Rescue services at the cellular level: How stem cells help brain to regain its functions after stroke
  2. September 29, 2010 - Stem cells used to reattach teeth with new technique
  3. September 30, 2010 - Progress being made in stem-cell therapy, scientist says
  4. October 3, 2010 - Elasticity found to stretch stem cell growth to higher levels
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Researchers find 19 million-year-old genomic fossils of hepatitis B-like viruses in songbirds
  2. September 29, 2010 - Ancient "Fossil" Virus Shows Infection to Be Millions of Years Old
  3. October 1, 2010 - Ancient Virus Found Hiding Out in Finch Genome
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Hep C may benefit from genetic fingerprinting, research says
  2. September 29, 2010 - Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon
Background


Genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Key action of a gene linked to both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes identified
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - DMARDs, glucocorticoids and biologics equally effective for rheumatoid arthritis
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Abatacept found ineffective in treatment of non-life threatening lupus
Background


Exercise and insomnia

References:
  1. September 28, 2010 - Cardio routine can nurture sweet dreams
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - National study finds strong link between diabetes and air pollution
  2. September 29, 2010 - Antidepressant use tied to increased diabetes risk
  3. October 2, 2010 - Lifestyle intervention improves risk factors in type 2 diabetes
  4. October 4, 2010 - Air pollution appears to foster diabetes
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Maternal diet high in trans fat could lead to overweight infants, study finds
  2. September 30, 2010 - Diet when young affects future food responses
  3. October 3, 2010 - Obese But Healthy? Gray Area Confounds Science
Background

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Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 29, 2010 - Gene explains coffee's effects on Parkinson's: study
  2. October 2, 2010 - Parkinson's disease: Excess of special protein identified as key to symptoms, possible new target
Background


P53, NF-κB, cancer, and immune response

References:
  1. September 30, 2010 - Scientists define molecular on-off switches for cancer and autoimmunity
Background, Background, Background


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