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Volume 9, Number 42
October 18, 2010


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

Dark matter stars
Cosmic strings
Earthquakes
Reionization of intergalactic helium
Large Hadron Collider
Extrasolar planets
Supernovae
Paleoclimatology
Global warming
Cold molecular gas in high-redshift galaxies
The fine structure constant and topological insulators
Rapid star formation in early galaxies
Early massive galaxy cluster
Star formation
Experimental tests of gravity for extra dimensions
White hole analogue
Pulsars
Water on Mars
NGC 253
Aerosols and climate
Black holes and galaxy merger simulations
Earth's core
Starspots
Dark matter and neutron stars
Stellar mass calculation
SETI

Technology

Raman amplification lasers
Quantum computing
Nanotechnology
Supercomputers
Optical data storage
Graphene
Brain-computer interface
Computer image recognition
Graphene-based spin computers
Quantum dots
Superconductivity
Hydrogen production
Photovoltaics

Life sciences

Circadian rhythm and weight gain
Bacterial pili
Caring behavior in hominins
DNA repair
Population-specific genes of bacteria
Epigenetic histone code
Structure and dynamics of proteins
Convergent evolution
Sexual selection
Intermolecular dynamics in cellular cytoplasm
Dengue virus cell infection
Bacterial decision making
Synthetic biology
Sexual evolution
Chromosome crossover
T cells
RNA remodeling
Protein folding
Human genome
Ndc80 and mitosis
Relocation of genes on chromosomes and evolutionary change
Exocytosis
Circadian rhythm
Cell nucleus size
Blood lipids
Horizontal gene transfer in marine bacteria

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Nerve regeneration
Autism
Depression
Human brain connectome
Brain-imaging studies
Schizophrenia
Working memory after brain damage
Gender differences in human mating preferences
Effect of testing on learning and memory

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Health benefits of tumeric
Stem cells
Cancer
Diabetes
RNA-based medical research
Obesity
Alzheimer's disease
Age-related cognitive impairment
Cancer biology
Tuberculosis
Antibiotics
Malaria
Avian flu
AIDS
Parkinson's disease
Stem cells and cancer
Multiple Sclerosis
Neutrophils and inflammation



Physical sciences


Dark matter stars

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Dark Matter Stars Could Solve Cosmic Mystery
Background, Background


Cosmic strings

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Cracks In The Universe - also here
  2. October 12, 2010 - Cracks in the Universe: Physicists Search for Cosmic Strings
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Scientists say the Big One could be even bigger
  2. October 14, 2010 - NASA study of Haiti quake yields surprising results
Background


Reionization of intergalactic helium

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Hubble astronomers uncover an overheated early universe
  2. October 12, 2010 - Cosmic Heat Wave Caused Patchy Galaxy Formation
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Leveraging the LHC advantage in energy
  2. October 12, 2010 - Canadian leads publishing of first results from Large Hadron Collider
  3. October 15, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider Starts Edging Out Rivals
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Watching a Planet's Death Spiral?
  2. October 12, 2010 - Recently Discovered Habitable World May Not Exist
  3. October 12, 2010 - Exoplanet Wars: 'First Habitable World' May Not Exist
  4. October 12, 2010 - Doubt Cast on Existence of Potentially Habitable Planet Gliese 581g
  5. October 12, 2010 - 500th Alien Planet Could Be Discovered This Month
  6. October 12, 2010 - Doubt Cast on Existence of Habitable Alien World - also here
  7. October 13, 2010 - Astronomer Stands By Discovery of Alien Planet Gliese 581g Amid Doubts
  8. October 13, 2010 - Gliese 581g: 'Goldilocks' planet might not exist after all
  9. October 14, 2010 - Existence of habitable exoplanet questioned
  10. October 14, 2010 - Planet hunters no longer blinded by the light - also here, here
  11. October 15, 2010 - Imaging the planet-sized companion of a nearby star
  12. October 15, 2010 - Why scientists think life exists on other planets
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Exploding Star Concealed by Dust
  2. October 12, 2010 - Giant star goes supernova -- and is smothered by its own dust - also here
  3. October 13, 2010 - Smothered Supernova
  4. October 14, 2010 - Distant Star Explosion Chokes On Its Own Dust
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Ancient animal urine provides insight into climate change
  2. October 15, 2010 - Fuzzy Critters' Crystallized Pee Changes Climate Record?
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Coral records show ocean thermocline rise with global warming
  2. October 12, 2010 - Coral records point to heating Pacific Ocean
  3. October 14, 2010 - Carbon dioxide controls Earth's temperature - also here
Background


Cold molecular gas in high-redshift galaxies

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - 'Teenage'-galaxies booming with star births
Background


The fine structure constant and topological insulators

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Fundamental constants from topological insulators
  2. October 25, 2010 - Topological insulators could help define fundamental constants
Background, Background


Rapid star formation in early galaxies

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Growing Galaxies Gently - also here, here, here
  2. October 13, 2010 - Ancient Galaxies Really Sucked (Gas, That Is)
  3. October 13, 2010 - Young Galaxies Made Stars From Scratch
  4. October 13, 2010 - Feeding Time
  5. October 14, 2010 - Cool gas answers riddle of galaxy evolution
  6. October 14, 2010 - Early galaxies sparked by 'cold flow'
Background, Background


Early massive galaxy cluster

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Monster Galaxy Cluster Found in the Distant Universe
  2. October 13, 2010 - First giant structures of the universe - also here
  3. October 14, 2010 - Most Massive Galaxy Cluster of Early Universe Discovered
Background, Background


Star formation

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Astronomers Zeroing In on Early, Unseen Stage of Star Formation
Background


Experimental tests of gravity for extra dimensions

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Looking for extra dimensions by measuring gravity at the microscopic level - also here
Background, Background


White hole analogue

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - How to Make a White Hole in Your Kitchen Sink
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Mysterious pulsar with hidden powers discovered
  2. October 14, 2010 - Discovery Puts New Spin on Universe's Most Powerful Magnets
  3. October 15, 2010 - Mysterious pulsar has astronomers in a spin
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Exposed rocks point to water on ancient Mars - also here, here
Background


NGC 253

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - The many infrared 'personalities' of the Sculptor galaxy - also here
Background


Aerosols and climate

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - New research results change the understanding of atmospheric aerosol properties and climate effects
Background


Black holes and galaxy merger simulations

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Astronomer leverages supercomputers to study black holes, galaxies - also here
Background, Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Iron's structure at the temperatures and pressures of Earth's core
Background


Starspots

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Distant Sun Boasts Shortest Starspot Cycle
Background


Dark matter and neutron stars

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Cold, Dead Stars Could Help Limit Dark Matter
Background, Background


Stellar mass calculation

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - How to weigh a star using a moon - also here
  2. October 18, 2010 - Want to Weigh a Star? Use an Alien Planet's Moon
Background


SETI

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Refining the search for what's 'out there'
Background



Technology


Raman amplification lasers

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Smaller, cheaper, 300 times more intense: Scientists prove theory which could revolutionise lasers
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Could light and matter coupling lead to quantum computation?
  2. October 13, 2010 - Hybrid qubits closer to reality
  3. October 14, 2010 - Physicists detect and control quantum states in diamond with light
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Nanoscopic particles resist full encapsulation, simulations show
  2. October 14, 2010 - Birth of nanoparticles seen by Argonne scientists for the first time
  3. October 14, 2010 - Scientists perfect new nanowire technique
  4. October 18, 2010 - Breakthrough in nanocrystals growth
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - SGI's old-school supercomputer now revved up
  2. October 15, 2010 - Jefferson Lab cluster tops 100 teraflops
Background


Optical data storage

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Scientists propose 'hidden' 3D optical data storage technique
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Triple-mode transistors show potential: Researchers introduce graphene-based amplifiers
  2. October 15, 2010 - The Noise About Graphene - also here, here
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Grant to fund 'pioneering' brain-computer interface technology
Background


Computer image recognition

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Training computers to classify pictures and videos
Background


Graphene-based spin computers

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Physicists pave the way for graphene-based spin computer - also here
Background, Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Changing the color of single photons emitted by quantum dots
  2. October 15, 2010 - NRL scientists unravel complex quantum dot-dopamine interactions
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - 'Incoherent excitations' govern key phase of superconductor behavior
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Monolayer of platinum on tungsten carbide catalyzes electrolytic production of hydrogen
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Organic solar cells receive a boost
  2. October 15, 2010 - Rubrene's red crystals: the next semiconductor for cheaper solar?
Background



Life sciences


Circadian rhythm and weight gain

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Mice robbed of darkness fatten up
  2. October 11, 2010 - Too much light at night may lead to obesity, study finds - also here
  3. October 12, 2010 - Sleeping with light on may lead to weight gain
  4. October 12, 2010 - Sleeping in lit room leads to weight gain
  5. October 12, 2010 - Mice that eat at the wrong time of day get fat
Background, Background


Bacterial pili

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Bacteria go electric
  2. October 11, 2010 - Bacteria form electric circuits?
  3. October 11, 2010 - Specialized bacterial filaments shown to conduct electricity - also here, here
Background


Caring behavior in hominins

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Scientists find sign cave dwellers took care of elderly
  2. October 12, 2010 - Pre-Neanderthals cared for elderly
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - DNA and the 'magic rings' trick
Background


Population-specific genes of bacteria

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Genomic comparison of ocean microbes reveals East-West divide in populations
Background


Epigenetic histone code

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - On the trail of the epigenetic code
Background


Structure and dynamics of proteins

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Scientists develop new, innovative methods for characterizing proteins
Background


Convergent evolution

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Poisonous platypuses confirm convergent evolution
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Birds of a feather use it for flirting
Background


Intermolecular dynamics in cellular cytoplasm

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Modeling shows that factors beyond crowding affect how molecules interact within cells
Background


Dengue virus cell infection

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Scientists discover how dengue virus infects cells
  2. October 21, 2010 - New clue in dengue infection
Background


Bacterial decision making

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Microorganisms offer lessons for gamblers and the rest of us - also here, here
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Making a Genome Quickly from Scratch
Background


Sexual evolution

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Variety sparks sexual evolution
  2. October 13, 2010 - Why sex evolved
  3. October 13, 2010 - Diverse habitat = more sex, for rotifers
  4. October 14, 2010 - Environmental Variation Prompts More Sex
  5. October 14, 2010 - Biologists identify influence of environment on sexual vs. asexual reproduction
Background


Chromosome crossover

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Study finds protein that sets the stage for exchanges of DNA code in eggs and sperm
Background


T cells

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - A crucial link in immune development and regulation unearthed
  2. October 15, 2010 - Study shows how variations of same protein affect immune response
Background


RNA remodeling

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Evolutionarily young protein helps ancient RNA get into shape
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Supercomputer sets protein-folding record
Background


Human genome

References:
  1. August 14, 2006 - Exact tally of human genes remains elusive - also here
Background


Ndc80 and mitosis

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Researchers produce high-res model of Ndc80 in action
Background


Relocation of genes on chromosomes and evolutionary change

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Biologists find genetic explanation for evolutionary change: Location - also here, here
Background


Exocytosis

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Researchers show how cells open 'doors' to release neurotransmitters
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Temperature rhythms keep body clocks in sync, researchers find
Background


Cell nucleus size

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Scientists find signals that make cell nucleus blow up like a balloon
Background


Blood lipids

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Researcher find fats galore in human plasma
Background, Background


Horizontal gene transfer in marine bacteria

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Genetic exchange free and easy at sea
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Nerve regeneration

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves in live animals - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Newborns with jaundice more likely to develop autism: study
  2. October 11, 2010 - Jaundice-autism study raises unanswered questions - also here
  3. October 13, 2010 - Diagnosing autism with MRI is one step closer
  4. October 13, 2010 - Researchers find evidence of early marker for autism
Background


Depression

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Follow-up Study Supports the Long-Term Benefits and Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression - also here, here
  2. October 15, 2010 - Researchers find key genetic trigger of depression
Background


Human brain connectome

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Project will map googols of brain circuits
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Brain imaging identifies differences in childhood bipolar disorder, ADHD
  2. October 12, 2010 - Imaging study shows brain responds more to close friends - also here
  3. October 13, 2010 - Love Conquers All - Even Pain
  4. October 13, 2010 - Love takes up where pain leaves off, brain study shows
  5. October 13, 2010 - Love can ease pain, say brain researchers
  6. October 13, 2010 - Brain imaging reveals how we learn from our competitors - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Selective strategy could lead to new approaches against schizophrenia
Background


Working memory after brain damage

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Despite brain damage, working memory functions -- within limits
Background


Gender differences in human mating preferences

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Student Surveys Contradict Claims of Evolved Sex Differences
Background, Background


Effect of testing on learning and memory

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - How testing improves memory
  2. October 14, 2010 - Thank your teachers: test-takers remember more
  3. October 14, 2010 - Practice tests improve memory, researchers say
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Flight paths may be bad for the heart
  2. October 11, 2010 - Carotid stents associated with greater risk of stroke or death than carotid endarterectomy surgery
  3. October 11, 2010 - Meta-analysis shows no heart benefits for folic acid supplements
  4. October 11, 2010 - Insulin resistance may be associated with stroke risk
  5. October 12, 2010 - Living under a flight path increases heart attack risk
  6. October 12, 2010 - Folic acid supplements no help for the heart
  7. October 13, 2010 - Study finds watermelon lowers blood pressure
  8. October 13, 2010 - Bacteria in mouth and gut also found in arteries
  9. October 14, 2010 - Low beta blocker dose can put patients at risk for subsequent heart attacks
  10. October 14, 2010 - Waist circumference, not BMI, is best predictor of future cardiovascular risk in children
  11. October 14, 2010 - Genetic data related to sodium-regulating hormone may help explain hypertension risk
  12. October 15, 2010 - Small BMI change in overweight children could have big blood pressure impact
Background


Health benefits of tumeric

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Curry's main ingredient has more to offer than good flavor
Background, Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - US treats first patient with human embryonic stem cells
  2. October 11, 2010 - Adult rabbit stem cells show good potential for laboratory use
  3. October 11, 2010 - Identifying stem cell suicide triggers with ROCK
  4. October 11, 2010 - First trial of embryonic stem cells in humans
  5. October 11, 2010 - Geron tests stem cell treatment on patient - also here
  6. October 12, 2010 - A First for Stem Cell Use in Therapy
  7. October 12, 2010 - U.S. Stem Cell Trial Treats First Patient
  8. October 12, 2010 - US doctors usher in 'dawn of stem cell age'
  9. October 12, 2010 - First embryonic stem-cell treatment for spinal cord injuries
  10. October 12, 2010 - First Patient Is Injected With Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Intriguing viral link to intestinal cancer in mice
  2. October 11, 2010 - 'SpectroPen' could aid surgeons in detecting edges of tumors
  3. October 11, 2010 - Physical symptoms prevalent no matter what stage of cancer including remission
  4. October 11, 2010 - Cancer screening simplified
  5. October 11, 2010 - Adding topotecan to standard treatment for ovarian cancer does not improve progression-free survival
  6. October 11, 2010 - J&J drug offers hope in advanced prostate cancer - also here, here
  7. October 11, 2010 - Avastin helps in ovarian cancer but effects fade - also here
  8. October 11, 2010 - Lilly drops Alimta in head/neck cancer, test fails
  9. October 11, 2010 - New Pfizer drug may add to mix in lung cancer war
  10. October 11, 2010 - Novartis drug helps rare tumors, filing this year
  11. October 11, 2010 - Avastin cuts ovarian cancer risk during first year
  12. October 11, 2010 - Erbitux may help fight breast cancer, claims study
  13. October 11, 2010 - Allos reports cancer drug results, shares fall - also here
  14. October 11, 2010 - Seattle Genetics' 2nd brentuximab trial succeeds - also here
  15. October 11, 2010 - Oxigene reports positive data on cancer drug
  16. October 12, 2010 - A Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Breast Cancer Risk for Women Either with or without a Genetic Predisposition
  17. October 12, 2010 - Blocking an oncogene in liver cancer could be potential therapy option
  18. October 12, 2010 - Second-generation device more effective in capturing circulating tumor cells
  19. October 12, 2010 - New hope for those suffering from bone cancer
  20. October 12, 2010 - Phase III study shows everolimus delays tumor progression in hard-to-treat neuroendocrine tumors
  21. October 12, 2010 - Afatinib benefits lung cancer patients whose cancer progressed after treatment with EGFR inhibitors
  22. October 12, 2010 - Melanoma drug shrinks brain metastases in phase I/II study
  23. October 12, 2010 - Cetuximab did not add significant benefit to NORDIC FLOX regimen in first line treatment of mCRC
  24. October 12, 2010 - Breast-healthy lifestyle worthwhile, study confirms
  25. October 12, 2010 - Iniparib extends overall survival in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
  26. October 12, 2010 - High response rates seen in phase-III trial of chemotherapy, new drug and stem cells in myeloma
  27. October 12, 2010 - Prolonging first-line chemotherapy improves outcomes for patients with metastatic breast cancer
  28. October 12, 2010 - Adding cetuximab to chemotherapy doubles response rate in hard-to-treat breast cancer
  29. October 12, 2010 - Consuming vegetables linked to decreased breast cancer risk in African-American women
  30. October 12, 2010 - New studies examine links between XMRV and human disease
  31. October 12, 2010 - Abiraterone acetate improves survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
  32. October 12, 2010 - Pazopanib shows promise in Phase II trial for relapsed/refractory urothelial cancer
  33. October 12, 2010 - Erbitux may help fight breast cancer, claims study
  34. October 13, 2010 - Virus that causes genital warts linked to oral cancer: study
  35. October 13, 2010 - Soft drink could enhance effects of an anti-cancer drug
  36. October 13, 2010 - Experimental drugs may tackle uterine cancer: study
  37. October 14, 2010 - Cancer Chief Varmus Draws Up a List of Unsolved Mysteries
  38. October 14, 2010 - Scientists suggest that cancer is purely man-made - also here, here
  39. October 14, 2010 - Scientists make cancer breakthrough in the way anti-cancer drugs are tested
  40. October 14, 2010 - PiggyBac joins armory in fight against cancer
  41. October 14, 2010 - Biomarker shows potential for early diagnosis of lung cancer
  42. October 14, 2010 - Mayo Clinic finds early success with laser that destroys tumors with heat
  43. October 14, 2010 - Scientists discover inner workings of potent cancer drug
  44. October 14, 2010 - Protein urine test may signal prostate cancer
  45. October 15, 2010 - Gynecologist disputes findings
  46. October 15, 2010 - NASA technology could aid in interpretation of mamograms, ultrasounds, other medical imagery
  47. October 15, 2010 - Lack of sleep linked to risky colon polyps
  48. October 17, 2010 - Eight virus types cause almost all cervical cancer
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes patients
  2. October 12, 2010 - Early research reveals new clues to origin of diabetes
  3. October 12, 2010 - Metabolic status before pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes
  4. October 13, 2010 - Can Wii help control gestational diabetes?
  5. October 14, 2010 - Mediterranean diet may trim diabetes risk
  6. October 15, 2010 - Traditional Mediterranean diet may cut diabetes risk
Background


RNA-based medical research

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Virtual research institute needed to unlock RNA's promise
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - Large-scale analysis identifies 32 genetic loci for obesity
  2. October 13, 2010 - Pepper supplement may not work for weight loss - also here
  3. October 13, 2010 - Chili supplement unlikely to help dieters burn away fat
  4. October 14, 2010 - In childhood obesity, gene variants raise risk
  5. October 15, 2010 - Researchers find nonprofit weight loss program beats obesity
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 11, 2010 - New Alzheimer's guidelines aim for early diagnosis
  2. October 12, 2010 - Diabetes gene linked to degeneration of enzyme involved in Alzheimer's disease onset and progression
  3. October 13, 2010 - Scientists uncover mechanism for the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease
  4. October 13, 2010 - Neuroscientists discover nicotine could play role in Alzheimer's disease therapy
  5. October 13, 2010 - Early role of mitochondria in AD may help explain limitations to current beta amyloid hypothesis
Background


Age-related cognitive impairment

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Promising drug candidate reverses age-related memory loss in mice - also here
  2. October 13, 2010 - Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits
  3. October 13, 2010 - Walk much? It may protect your memory down the road
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - New clues on how cancer spreads
  2. October 12, 2010 - Researchers uncover Achilles' heel in aggressive breast tumors
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Tuberculosis protects itself against toxic agents sent to destroy it
  2. October 14, 2010 - First TB vaccine booster unveiled by Seattle scientists
  3. October 15, 2010 - Key difference in how TB bacteria degrade doomed proteins
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - New antibiotic for hospital superbug looks promising
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 12, 2010 - Scientists pinpoint gene linked to drug resistance in malaria
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Insights into environmental conditions that affect highly pathogenic bird flu virus survival
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Promising HIV prevention microbicide tenofovir gel being tested for safety of rectal use
  2. October 14, 2010 - New look at multitalented protein sheds light on mysteries of HIV
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 13, 2010 - Consensus reached on use of Parkinson's treatment
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Gene identified that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous
Background, Background


Multiple Sclerosis

References:
  1. October 14, 2010 - Genzyme MS drug data remains strong after 5 years - also here
  2. October 15, 2010 - Roche, Biogen report one death in MS drug trial
  3. October 15, 2010 - Sanofi MS drug data show relapses cut by 31 pct
Background


Neutrophils and inflammation

References:
  1. October 15, 2010 - Images shed new light on inflammation
Background, Background


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