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Volume 9, Number 45
November 8, 2010


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

Quantum entanglement
Extrasolar planets
Galaxy clusters
Aerosols and climate modeling
Cold atom physics
Non-Abelian anyons
Large Hadron Collider
Evidence for sterile neutrinos
Paleoclimatology
Defunct quasars
Gravitational waves
Early quasar warming of extragalactic medium
Complex systems
Detection of possible traces of terrestrial DNA on Mars
Star-forming regions
Climate modeling
Gamma-ray bursts and magnetars
Gravity and quantum mechanics
Reionization by early galaxies
Atlantic Ocean currents
Water on Mars
James Webb Space Telescope
Global warming
Photoionization of iron at a black hole event horizon
Use of Herschel Space Observatory to detect gravitationally lensed galaxies
Snowball Earth

Technology

Nanotechnology
Graphene
Quantum computing
Spintronics
Superconductivity
Retinal implants
Holographic telepresence
Metamaterials
Nanophotonics
Fullerenes
Supercomputers
Supertwisted light

Life sciences

Symbiotic bacteria and evolution
Anomalocaris canadensis
Evolution and genetic change
Regulation of JAK/STAT signaling
Algebraic model of DNA hybridization
Adiponectin and T-cadherin
Genomics technology
TRIM21, viruses, and antibodies
Environmental influences on DNA methylation
Oxyrrhis marina and the sulfur cycle
Mitochondria
FoxO1, inflammation, and macrophages
Antigen binding fragment and West Nile virus
Speciation
Hominin sexuality
Early human brain evolution
Boa constrictor parthenogenesis
Viscoelasticity of cell membranes
Genetics and longevity
Noncoding DNA in the human genome
RNA editing
Telomerase
Evolutionary sexual conflict
Bacterial immune system
Evolutionary divergence of humans and chimpanzees
Mitosis
Effects of mutations in bacterial genes
Photosynthesis
Cloning
Kinesin
Cell reprogramming

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Sexual differences in pain perception
Brain-imaging studies
Genetics of neuropsychological disorders
Color vision
Attention maps
Age-related impairment of attention
Sleep, learning, and memory
mTORC1 and alcohol craving
Microglia and synapses
Mathematical modeling of calcium channels
Brain plasticity and memory distribution
Psychological well-being and telomerase
Interactions of language and cognition
Genetics of alcohol and nicotine dependence
CNTNAP2, autism risk, and brain connectivity
Sleep deprivation and gene expression
Schizophrenia
Self-organization of visual cortex through neuronal activity
Stem cells and brain development
Genetics and sleep
Handedness and language development
Development of Purkinje cells from stem cells

Health and medicine

Stem cells and cancer
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Nanobiotechnology
Immunological benefits of Helicobacter pylori
Diabetes
Stem cells
Parkinson's disease
Autoimmune disease
Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
Lactic acid and brain aging
High-nitrate diet and brain blood flow
Hepatitis C
Rheumatoid arthritis
AIDS
Cancer biology
Lupus
Mediterranean diet and weight gain
Malaria



Physical sciences


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Experiment rejects a challenge to quantum physics
  2. November 15, 2010 - Debunking and closing quantum entanglement 'loopholes'
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Climate Model Suggests Where the Aliens Are
  2. November 3, 2010 - Searching for alien earths with planet colors
Background


Galaxy clusters

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Astrophysicists discover new galaxy clusters revealed by cosmic 'shadows' - also here
Background


Aerosols and climate modeling

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Focusing on aerosols through the macro lens
Background


Cold atom physics

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Exotic many-body physics with large-spin Fermi gases
Background


Non-Abelian anyons

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Non-Abelian anyons: New particles for less than a billion?
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Trillions of Reasons to Be Excited
  2. November 4, 2010 - LHC Switches to Smashing Lead Ions
  3. November 4, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider pauses protons; looks ahead to lead
  4. November 4, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider pauses protons; enters new phase - also here
  5. November 4, 2010 - LHC gears up to create mini big bangs
  6. November 5, 2010 - LHC enters new phase with lead ion collisions
  7. November 5, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider to Create Micro 'Big Bangs'
  8. November 7, 2010 - Heavy Ions in the Large Hadron Collider - What's the difference?
Background


Evidence for sterile neutrinos

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Physics experiment suggests existence of new particle - also here, here
  2. November 2, 2010 - Extra neutrino flavor could be bitter end to Standard Model
  3. November 5, 2010 - More Evidence for Hidden Particles?
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Arctic lake yields climate record - also here
  2. November 4, 2010 - Atmospheric CO2 Triggered a Global Warming Event 40 Million Years Ago
  3. November 4, 2010 - Carbon dioxide outburst spurred warming 40 million years ago
Background


Defunct quasars

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Rare Dead Quasar Found in Nearby Galaxy
  2. November 3, 2010 - Cosmic Curiosity Reveals Ghostly Glow of Dead Quasar - also here
  3. November 5, 2010 - Dead quasar's ghostly glow reignites debate
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Cheap and cheerful gravity wave detector on the horizon
Background


Early quasar warming of extragalactic medium

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Astronomers find evidence of cosmic climate change - also here
  2. November 3, 2010 - Black Holes Gave Our Baby Universe a Fever
Background


Complex systems

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - 'Anna Karenina principle' explains bodily stress and stockmarket crashes
Background


Detection of possible traces of terrestrial DNA on Mars

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Life on Mars Could Stem From Earth
  2. November 4, 2010 - Scientists to test if life on Mars could be related to life on Earth
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Do giant spiral galaxies thwart clusters of young stars?
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Brazil's climate modellers are set to go global
Background


Gamma-ray bursts and magnetars

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Cosmic blasts hint at inner magnetars
  2. November 3, 2010 - Magnetars may fuel briefer bursts
  3. November 3, 2010 - Neutron stars may be too weak to power some gamma-ray bursts - also here, here
Background, Background


Gravity and quantum mechanics

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Gravity shows its helpful side
  2. November 3, 2010 - Quantum gravity corrects QED
  3. November 4, 2010 - Gravity eases its pull
Background


Reionization by early galaxies

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - How the Early Universe Cleared Away the Fog
  2. November 3, 2010 - Earliest Galaxies Helped Lift Universe's Cosmic Fog
  3. November 4, 2010 - Stars let us see the light
Background, Background


Atlantic Ocean currents

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Atlantic Ocean flow reversed 10,000 years ago, slowing down again
  2. November 3, 2010 - Earth's climate change 20,000 years ago reversed the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean
  3. November 3, 2010 - Atlantic Ocean's waters reversed direction, study finds - also here
  4. November 5, 2010 - Atlantic current backward during ice age
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Fossils Could Be Found by Next Mars Rover, Study Hints
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - What will Webb see? Supercomputer models yield sneak previews
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Water Flowing Through Ice Sheets Accelerates Warming, Could Speed Up Ice Flow, Says New Study
Background


Photoionization of iron at a black hole event horizon

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Physicists produce black hole plasma in the lab
Background


Use of Herschel Space Observatory to detect gravitationally lensed galaxies

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Herschel's hidden talent: digging up magnified galaxies - also here
  2. November 4, 2010 - Using Space-Time Distortions, Scientists Discover Hidden Galaxies
  3. November 4, 2010 - UCI, other scientists find new galaxies through cosmic alignment
Background


Snowball Earth

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - 'Snowball Earth' Scenario Plunged Our Planet Into Million-Year Winters
  2. November 5, 2010 - Thawing a planet-sized snowball - also here
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Microreactor speeds nanotech particle production by 500 times - also here, here
  2. November 1, 2010 - Scientists investigate atomic-scale mechanisms of nanowire growth process
  3. November 4, 2010 - Big steps in creating small chips
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Pivoting hooks of graphene's chemical cousin could revolutionize work of electron microscopes
  2. November 4, 2010 - Fluorographene: The world's thinnest insulator
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Quantum computing with braids in flatland
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Squabbling spins in silicon
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Princeton-led team discovers 'exotic' superconductor with metallic surface - also here, here
Background


Retinal implants

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Implanted chip 'allows blind people to detect objects'
Background


Holographic telepresence

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Star Wars-style holograms: a new hope?
  2. November 3, 2010 - Holographic Telecommuting May Soon Be Possible
  3. November 3, 2010 - Holograms meet ethernet in new display technology
  4. November 3, 2010 - Researchers close to creating real-time 3-D TV
  5. November 3, 2010 - Moving holograms: From science fiction to reality - also here
  6. November 3, 2010 - Star Wars 'telepresence' tantalisingly close
  7. November 3, 2010 - The Emergence of Holographic Video
  8. November 4, 2010 - Moving 3-D holograms will soon be reality
  9. November 4, 2010 - New hologram technology brings 3-D to life
  10. November 4, 2010 - See me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; live 3-D video in the works
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing
  2. November 4, 2010 - Flexible metamaterial springs to life
Background


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Extraordinary light enhancement technique proposed for nanophotonic devices
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Transparent Conductive Material Could Lead to Power-Generating Windows
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Researchers to build extreme scale supercomputer - also here
Background


Supertwisted light

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Scientists create world's first 'super-twisted' light
  2. November 12, 2010 - 'Super-twisted' light swirls into view
Background



Life sciences


Symbiotic bacteria and evolution

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Bacteria can drive the evolution of new species
  2. November 1, 2010 - Bacteria Help Flies Select Mates
  3. November 1, 2010 - Gut bugs affect mating
  4. November 5, 2010 - Food Bacteria Can Hijack Sexual Behavior of Flies - also here
Background, Background


Anomalocaris canadensis

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - First great predator not much of one at all
  2. November 3, 2010 - Giant Vicious-Looking Ancient Shrimp Was a Disappointing Wimp
  3. November 3, 2010 - Giant Shrimplike Predator Was a Weakling After All
  4. November 4, 2010 - Ancient shrimp monster not so fierce after all
Background


Evolution and genetic change

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Generational research on drosophila sheds light on genetic mechanism of evolution
Background


Regulation of JAK/STAT signaling

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Scientists uncover a genetic switch that turns immune responses on and off
Background, Background


Algebraic model of DNA hybridization

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Researchers develop algebraic model to monitor cellular change
Background


Adiponectin and T-cadherin

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Study finds fat hormone's long-sought link to heart protection
Background


Genomics technology

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Researchers develop 'hi-def' copy number variation decoder
Background


TRIM21, viruses, and antibodies

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Scientists redefine how our immune system responds to viruses - also here
  2. November 2, 2010 - Virus breakthrough raises hope over ending common cold
  3. November 3, 2010 - Antivirus discovery no cure for the common cold... yet
Background


Environmental influences on DNA methylation

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Bees reveal nature-nuture secrets
Background


Oxyrrhis marina and the sulfur cycle

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Regulating Earth's climate with micro-organisms
Background, Background


Mitochondria

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Scientists discover a new protein critical for mitochondria
Background


FoxO1, inflammation, and macrophages

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Macrophage protein has major role in inflammation
Background, Background


Antigen binding fragment and West Nile virus

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Antibody locks up West Nile's infection mechanism
Background, Background


Speciation

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - How Darwin's Finches Keep Their Species Separate
Background


Hominin sexuality

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Neanderthals had a naughty sex life
  2. November 3, 2010 - Big finger gives away naughty Neanderthals
  3. November 3, 2010 - Fossil finger records key to Neanderthals' promiscuity
Background


Early human brain evolution

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Stone Age humans needed more brain power to make big leap in tool design
Background


Boa constrictor parthenogenesis

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Female boa constrictor doesn't need a male - also here
Background


Viscoelasticity of cell membranes

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Cell membranes behave like cornstarch and water
Background


Genetics and longevity

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Researchers discover new genetic factors associated with successful aging in the Amish
Background


Noncoding DNA in the human genome

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Genome may be mostly junk after all
Background


RNA editing

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - In thousands of genes, RNA is not a faithful copy of DNA - also here
  2. November 5, 2010 - DNA sequence may be lost in translation
Background


Telomerase

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - New 3-D model of RNA 'core domain' of enzyme telomerase may offer clues to cancer, aging
Background


Evolutionary sexual conflict

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - No easy solution to genetic 'battle of the sexes'
Background


Bacterial immune system

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Researchers unlock the secret of bacteria's immune system - also here
  2. November 1, 2010 - Microbe immune system discovered
Background


Evolutionary divergence of humans and chimpanzees

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - New statistical model moves human evolution back 3 million years - also here, here
Background


Mitosis

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Researchers reshape basic understanding of cell division
Background


Effects of mutations in bacterial genes

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Unexpectedly small effects of mutations in bacteria bring new perspectives
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Fine-tuning photosynthesis
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Not all clones the same
Background


Kinesin

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - 'Prima donna' protein doesn't work well in pairs
Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. November 7, 2010 - Cellular 'alchemy' transforms skin into blood
  2. November 7, 2010 - Time for Your Skin Transfusion?
  3. November 7, 2010 - Scientists turn skin into blood
  4. November 7, 2010 - Modern Miracle: Skin Transformed into Blood
  5. November 8, 2010 - Going Direct: Researchers Change Skin Into Blood With No Stops in Between
  6. November 8, 2010 - Scientists turn skin into blood
  7. November 8, 2010 - Breakthrough squeezes blood from skin
  8. November 8, 2010 - Scientists make blood from human skin cells
  9. November 10, 2010 - There will be blood
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Sexual differences in pain perception

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Women don't sense pain in the same way men do
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Study of babies' brain scans sheds new light on the brain's unconscious activity and how it develops
  2. November 1, 2010 - Bluffers' brains built to baffle
  3. November 3, 2010 - PET scans reveal estrogen-producing hotspots in human brain
Background


Genetics of neuropsychological disorders

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Finding genes that control mind and behavior
  2. November 1, 2010 - Genetic influence in depression and addiction explored in study
Background


Color vision

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Finding our color center
  2. November 5, 2010 - Mysteries of colour vision revealed as scientists map out eye's neural network
  3. November 5, 2010 - Scientists map the eye's neural network for the first time
Background, Background


Attention maps

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Researchers discover how brain is wired for attention - also here
Background, Background


Age-related impairment of attention

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Brain's ability to selectively focus/pay attention diminishes with age
Background, Background, Background


Sleep, learning, and memory

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Collecting your thoughts: You can do it in your sleep! - also here
Background, Background


mTORC1 and alcohol craving

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Drug decreases alcohol cravings
Background


Microglia and synapses

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - How some brain cells hook up surprises researchers - also here
Background, Background


Mathematical modeling of calcium channels

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Math researcher illuminates cellular basis of neural impulse transmission
Background, Background


Brain plasticity and memory distribution

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Phantom images stored in flexible network throughout brain - also here
Background, Background


Psychological well-being and telomerase

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health
Background, Background


Interactions of language and cognition

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Responses shift when changing languages
Background, Background


Genetics of alcohol and nicotine dependence

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - New compounds may treat both alcohol and cigarette addictions
Background


CNTNAP2, autism risk, and brain connectivity

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Autism study reveals how genetic changes rewire the brain
Background, Background


Sleep deprivation and gene expression

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Specific changes in the brain associated with sleep deprivation described in new study
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Genetic deletion discovered as risk factor for autism and schizophrenia
Background


Self-organization of visual cortex through neuronal activity

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Scientists show universality in the brain evolution
Background, Background, Background


Stem cells and brain development

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Scientists find nerve cell activity drains stem cell pool in developing brain - also here
Background, Background


Genetics and sleep

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Researchers find another genetic variant linked to sleep duration
Background


Handedness and language development

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Gene discovery supports link between handedness and language-related disorders
Background


Development of Purkinje cells from stem cells

References:
  1. November 5, 2010 - Replacing faulty neurons
Background



Health and medicine


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Pitt study finds NSAIDs cause stem cells to self-destruct, preventing colon cancer
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Of 50,000 small molecules tested to fight cancer, two show promise
  2. November 1, 2010 - Scientists turn a new leaf to discover a compound in daffodils that targets brain cancer
  3. November 1, 2010 - A discovery could be important for the therapy of lymphoma and leukemia
  4. November 1, 2010 - Non-small cell lung cancer study highlights advances in targeted drug therapy
  5. November 1, 2010 - Precisely targeted radiation controls sinus cancer with fewer side effects
  6. November 1, 2010 - Race may influence uterine cancer recurrence, despite treatment
  7. November 1, 2010 - New mutation linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  8. November 1, 2010 - High-dose, short-course radiation for prostate cancer does not increase side effects
  9. November 1, 2010 - FDA approves kidney cancer drug to treat brain tumors
  10. November 1, 2010 - Research explores lung cancer among pediatric cancer patients
  11. November 1, 2010 - Microfluidics-imaging platform detects cancer growth signaling in minute biopsy samples
  12. November 1, 2010 - Prostate cancer screening may help healthy men only
  13. November 2, 2010 - Black raspberries may prevent colon cancer, study finds
  14. November 2, 2010 - Peptide being tested to treat atherosclerosis inhibits ovarian cancer growth
  15. November 2, 2010 - Colorectal cancer survival advantage in MUTYH-associated polyposis
  16. November 2, 2010 - Blood might carry an untapped source of biomarkers
  17. November 2, 2010 - Fox Chase researchers identify risk factors for the spread of breast cancer to lymph nodes
  18. November 2, 2010 - Robotic radiosurgery offers palliative care for hilar lung tumors
  19. November 2, 2010 - Diabetes drugs may help control lung cancer: study
  20. November 2, 2010 - Diabetes tied to colon cancer in men, not women
  21. November 3, 2010 - Luminous jellyfish cells help with early cancer diagnosis
  22. November 3, 2010 - Compounds from periwinkle plant could become more effective cancer drugs
  23. November 3, 2010 - New lymphoma therapy may be more effective with fewer side effects
  24. November 3, 2010 - Asthma drug prevents spread of breast cancer: study
  25. November 3, 2010 - Prostate cancer's multiple personalities revealed
  26. November 3, 2010 - Prognostic markers for prostate cancer patients who receive radiation after surgery
  27. November 3, 2010 - Combining radiation therapy, chemotherapy safely treats head and neck cancer patients
  28. November 3, 2010 - Armed antibody triggers remissions for Hodgkin's lymphoma
  29. November 3, 2010 - No link seen between high-carb diet, colon cancer
  30. November 4, 2010 - Lung Cancer Screening Promises Big Benefits, Big Costs
  31. November 4, 2010 - Discovery blocks cancer drug's toxic side effect
  32. November 4, 2010 - 5-year results show keyhole bowel cancer surgery is safe and effective
  33. November 4, 2010 - Insufficient vitamin D levels in CLL patients linked to cancer progression and death
  34. November 4, 2010 - Helical CT scans reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 compared to chest X-rays
  35. November 4, 2010 - Lasofoxifene reduces breast cancer risk in postmenopausal osteoporotic women
  36. November 4, 2010 - Scan can cut lung cancer deaths
  37. November 4, 2010 - Study: CT scans modestly cut lung cancer deaths - also here
  38. November 4, 2010 - Roche melanoma drug shows promise in study
  39. November 5, 2010 - New drug shrinks brain tumors, reduces seizures in children with tuberous sclerosis
  40. November 5, 2010 - UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments
  41. November 5, 2010 - Validation for smokers' CT scans but at what cost?
  42. November 5, 2010 - Red meat linked to esophageal, stomach cancer risks
  43. November 5, 2010 - 'Spiral' CT scans reduce smoker deaths: U.S. study - also here
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Adding monounsaturated fats to a low-cholesterol diet can further improve levels
  2. November 1, 2010 - Monounsaturated fats boost "good" cholesterol
  3. November 1, 2010 - Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors
  4. November 2, 2010 - Urine test developed to detect heart disease
  5. November 2, 2010 - Fly study uncovers molecular link between obesity and heart disease
  6. November 3, 2010 - Antibiotic could be the key to treating heart ailments
  7. November 4, 2010 - New hope for hard-to-treat heart patients with balloon angioplasty
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Nanoshells aid in killing breast tumors
  2. November 1, 2010 - Cancer drug linked to quantum dots increases drug uptake, reduces inflammation
  3. November 4, 2010 - Nanotechnology helps deliver drugs to intestinal target
  4. November 5, 2010 - New 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001
Background


Immunological benefits of Helicobacter pylori

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Common stomach bacteria may fight off inflammatory bowel disease caused by Salmonella
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Pharmacy professor studies the relationship of diabetes, hypoglycemia
  2. November 1, 2010 - Inhaled steroids increase diabetes risk, say researchers
  3. November 2, 2010 - Liver hormone is a cause of insulin resistance
  4. November 2, 2010 - Researchers identify genetic elements influencing the risk of type 2 diabetes
  5. November 3, 2010 - Recombination hotspot stacks the DNA deck in finding a new diabetes susceptibility gene
  6. November 5, 2010 - Hunger in the womb raises risk of diabetes
  7. November 5, 2010 - Understanding diabetes at the molecular level
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - MRI contrast agents change stem cell proliferation
  2. November 2, 2010 - Scientists unveil new method to create bioartificial organs
  3. November 4, 2010 - Scientists discovered how stem cells respond to nutrient availability
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Pollutants in some urban areas increase Parkinson's disease risk
  2. November 1, 2010 - Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson's - also here
  3. November 3, 2010 - Key Parkinson's clue could be protein aggregate
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. November 1, 2010 - Patent for diagnostic method of autoimmune chronic urticaria received
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Fish Oil No Foil for Alzheimer's
  2. November 2, 2010 - DHA 'fish oil' supplements do not seem to slow cognitive, functional decline in Alzheimer's disease
  3. November 2, 2010 - Omega-3 Pills Fail to Work in Alzheimer's Patients - also here
  4. November 2, 2010 - No Benefit for DHA in Alzheimer's
  5. November 3, 2010 - Is fish-oil Alzheimer snake-oil?
  6. November 3, 2010 - Gladstone scientists identify process by which Alzheimer's disease creeps through the brain
  7. November 3, 2010 - Study: Fish oil supplements don't slow dementia
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Mouse model confirms mutated protein's role in dementia
Background


Lactic acid and brain aging

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Aging process revealed by lactate in the brain - also here
  2. November 2, 2010 - Lactic acid levels may indicate onset of brain-related aging
Background, Background


High-nitrate diet and brain blood flow

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. November 2, 2010 - Hepatitis C study shows superior viral cure rate
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. November 3, 2010 - Study finds bortezomib to be promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
  2. November 7, 2010 - Pfizer arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - HIV immunity is all in the amino acids
  2. November 4, 2010 - Immune gene variants help stop HIV
  3. November 4, 2010 - Small protein changes may make big difference in natural HIV control
  4. November 5, 2010 - Gene research finds clues to AIDS survival
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Cancer's shield seen, stripped
  2. November 4, 2010 - Breakthrough in cancer vaccine research
  3. November 4, 2010 - Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma
  4. November 10, 2010 - Healthy neighboring cells cut down immune response to tumors
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - How a decade of research is helping lupus patients
Background


Mediterranean diet and weight gain

References:
  1. November 4, 2010 - Mediterranean diet tied to reduced weight gain
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 7, 2010 - Major clinical trial prompts call for change to treatment guidelines for severe malaria worldwide
  2. November 8, 2010 - New Malaria Drug Could Save Tens of Thousands
Background


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