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Volume 9, Number 47
November 22, 2009


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

Extrasolar planets
Paleoclimatology
Binary stars
Antimatter
Large Hadron Collider
Simulation of black holes with metamaterials
Connections between mathematics and physics
Global warming
Coronal mass ejections
Climate modeling
'Alien' extrasolar planet
Dark energy
Networks
The uncertainty principle and quantum non-locality
Dark matter
Testing for extra dimensions with lensing by black holes
Vigorous star formation in an elliptical galaxy
Simulation of black hole mergers
Estimation of star formation rates
Astrochemistry
Detection of strongly-lensed galaxies
Conformal cyclic cosmology

Technology

Indium arsenide electronics
Metamaterials
Racetrack memory
Supercomputing
Short-pulse X-rays
Graphene
Spintronics
Chaotic logic processors
Photovoltaics
Retinal prostheses
DNA nanotechnology
Brain-machine interface
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum memory
Quantum computing
Superconductivity
Robotics
Fuel cells
Nano-magnet logic
Fullerenes
Bose-Einstein condensates

Life sciences

Biology data repositories
Neanderthals
Hominin tool use
Epigenetic approach to inflammation control
Cell mass and growth rate
MicroRNA
Commensal bacteria
WHIP and premature aging
Viral mRNA caps
Centrosome separation during mitosis
Chemical combat of bacteria
Detecting functional sites on proteins
Enhancement of anti-inflammatory action of phagocytes by statins
Bacillus anthracis infection
Genome architecture plasticity
Sirt3 and anti-aging effects of calorie restriction
Similarities of plant and animal immune systems
Endogenous viral elements
Intercell communication through gap junctions and immune response
Extremophiles
PGK and macromolecular crowding
Cell reprogramming
Bacterial paralog of protein synthesis enzyme
Chromosome cohesion during meiosis

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Default-mode network
Olfactory ensheathing cells and nerve repair
Selective attention to sounds
Oxytocin
Long-term motor memory
Evolution of creativity
Brain-imaging studies
Circadian rhythm and fat metabolism
Autism
Harmful effects on memory and neurogenesis of circadian rhythm disturbance
Touch and neurogenesis
Perception of color and shape
Effects of sleep deprivation in children
Depression
Array tomography mapping of synapses
Estrogen stimulation of dendritic spine production
Sexual human brain differences in endocannabinoids and the amygdala
Crowd behavior
Cooperative social behavior
Therapeutic treatments for addiction
Potassium channels in dendrites
Dopamine receptor structure
PACAP and stress-related anxiety
Decision making
Schizophrenia
Binocular rivalry and consciousness

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Tissue engineering
Alzheimer's disease
Health benefits of physical activity
FTO and obesity
Cancer
Stem cells
Stem cell therapies for cardiovascular disease
Autoimmune disease
Gene therapy
Stem cells and cancer
Repair of spinal cord injury
Cancer biology
Appearance and longevity
Nanobiotechnology
Malaria
Dementia
Tuberculosis
Obesity and body fat dysfunction
Lupus
Raising high-density lipoprotein
Parkinson's disease
Future influenza vaccines
Alcohol, Notch signaling, and cardiovascular health
AIDS
Avian flu
Multiple sclerosis
Diabetes
Metabolic syndrome
Obesity
Tumor self-vascularization
Ghrelin blocking and weight loss



Physical sciences


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Earth's dust tail points to alien planets - also here
  2. November 15, 2010 - Cosmic births revealed by disks of dust
  3. November 16, 2010 - Looking for Earth-like Alien Planets? Focus on the Blue Ones
  4. November 18, 2010 - Planet discovered orbiting closely to old, post-red-giant star
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Reconstructing an ancient climate with algae
Background


Binary stars

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Explosive Find: Double Stars Likely to Merge With a Bang
  2. November 16, 2010 - Astronomers discover merging star systems that might explode
Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Positronium in confinement
  2. November 17, 2010 - Antihydrogen trapped for first time - also here, here, here
  3. November 17, 2010 - Antimatter held for questioning
  4. November 17, 2010 - Antiatoms Bottled for First Time
  5. November 17, 2010 - Antimatter, here to stay
  6. November 17, 2010 - CERN snags 38 antihydrogen atoms in magnetic trap
  7. November 17, 2010 - Snagging Antimatter Atoms
  8. November 17, 2010 - CERN Physicists Trap Antimatter Atoms for the First Time
  9. November 17, 2010 - Antihydrogen trapped at CERN
  10. November 17, 2010 - Antimatter atom trapped for first time, say scientists
  11. November 17, 2010 - Antimatter atoms produced and trapped at CERN
  12. November 18, 2010 - In a World First, Physicists Trap Elusive Atoms of Antimatter
  13. November 18, 2010 - Antimatter Atoms Trapped for First Time
  14. November 18, 2010 - Antimatter trapped to explore mystery of matter
  15. November 18, 2010 - Scientists capture anti-matter atoms
  16. November 18, 2010 - Scientists claim breakthrough in antimatter hunt - also here
  17. November 18, 2010 - In breakthrough, scientists trap antimatter atoms - also here, here
  18. November 18, 2010 - CERN Physicists Create and Trap Antimatter
  19. November 29, 2010 - Do atoms and anti-atoms obey the same laws of physics?
  20. December 6, 2010 - Trapping antihydrogen
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Proof of extra dimensions possible next year: CERN
Background


Simulation of black holes with metamaterials

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Artificial black holes made with metamaterials
Background, Background


Connections between mathematics and physics

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Linking geometric problems to physics could open door to new solutions
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Lower part of Earth's atmosphere is warming, data review concludes
  2. November 17, 2010 - As Arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase, researchers find - also here
  3. November 17, 2010 - Scientists look at whether climate change is causing bigger ocean waves
  4. November 17, 2010 - Report: India faces major climate changes by 2030 - also here
  5. November 18, 2010 - Expect more rain, heat and hurricanes, say scientists
  6. November 18, 2010 - 2010 tied with 1998 as warmest year on record
  7. November 21, 2010 - Leaking Siberian ice raises a tricky climate issue - also here
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - LASCO coronagraphs obtain the first complete solar cycle set of CME observations
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Computer users simulate extreme weather at home
Background


'Alien' extrasolar planet

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Planet from another galaxy discovered - also here, here
  2. November 18, 2010 - Planet from Another Galaxy
  3. November 18, 2010 - Alien Planet May Have Come From Another Galaxy
  4. November 18, 2010 - Found: An Exoplanet From Another Galaxy
  5. November 18, 2010 - Extrasolar planet traces its origin outside the Milky Way - also here
  6. November 18, 2010 - New Planet Discovered: First Spotted Outside Our Galaxy
  7. November 18, 2010 - Newfound Exoplanet Likely Came from Another Galaxy
  8. November 18, 2010 - Planet from another galaxy found in Milky Way
  9. November 18, 2010 - Planet from Alien Galaxy Offers Glimpse of Earth's Demise
  10. November 18, 2010 - First Alien Planet From Another Galaxy Discovered
  11. November 18, 2010 - Exoplanet detected orbiting star from another galaxy
  12. November 18, 2010 - First glimpse of a planet from another galaxy - also here
  13. November 18, 2010 - A New Planet - from Beyond the Galaxy
  14. November 19, 2010 - Astronomers spot galactic intruder
  15. November 19, 2010 - Just found: The planet from another galaxy - also here
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - 570-Megapixel Camera Prepares to Hunt for Dark Energy
Background


Networks

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Analysis of 2008 Collapse Shows Economy Networked for Failure
Background


The uncertainty principle and quantum non-locality

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Universe's Quantum Weirdness Limits Its Weirdness
  2. November 19, 2010 - CQT Researcher uncovers surprise link between weird quantum phenomena - also here, here
  3. November 19, 2010 - Quantum world more ordered than thought
  4. November 30, 2010 - Quantum entanglement, meet Heisenberg
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Is it now or never for dark matter WIMPs?
Background


Testing for extra dimensions with lensing by black holes

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Light bending by a black hole may offer proof of extra dimensions
  2. November 24, 2010 - Black Hole May Offer Clues to Extra Dimensions
Background, Background


Vigorous star formation in an elliptical galaxy

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Hubble captures new life in an ancient galaxy
Background


Simulation of black hole mergers

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Pushing black-hole mergers to the extreme: RIT scientists achieve 100:1 mass ratio
  2. November 24, 2010 - Massive black hole collision revealed
Background


Estimation of star formation rates

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - The enigma of the missing stars in space may be solved
Background


Astrochemistry

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Explorer of the 'Cool Universe'
Background


Detection of strongly-lensed galaxies

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Gigantic gravity 'Lenses' magnify galaxies far, far away
Background, Background


Conformal cyclic cosmology

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Penrose claims to have glimpsed universe before Big Bang
  2. November 19, 2010 - Have we found the universe that existed before the Big Bang?
  3. November 23, 2010 - Scientists glimpse universe before the Big Bang
  4. November 26, 2010 - Circular patterns in the universe's pervasive background radiation suggest the Big Bang was only the latest of many - also here
  5. November 29, 2010 - Have Physicists Found Echoes From Before the Big Bang?
  6. November 29, 2010 - Image shows echoes from before big bang
Background



Technology


Indium arsenide electronics

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Thin chips speed up computing
  2. November 22, 2010 - Ultrathin alternative to silicon for future electronics - also here
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Anti-mirror optical illusion could increase LED luminosity and laser power
  2. November 16, 2010 - Space-time cloak could hide events
  3. November 16, 2010 - 4D Invisibility Cloak Bends Time as Well as Space
  4. November 16, 2010 - 'Space-time cloak' to conceal events revealed in new study
  5. November 16, 2010 - Space-time invisibility cloak could 'edit history'
  6. November 17, 2010 - Space-Time Cloak Could Hide Actual Events
Background


Racetrack memory

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Racetrack memory
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - New standard proposed for supercomputing
  2. November 16, 2010 - NERSC supercomputing center breaks the petaflops barrier
  3. November 18, 2010 - NERSC's Hopper supercomputer breaks petaflop barrier; better research on tap
  4. November 18, 2010 - Tougher rating system evaluates nine supercomputer capabilities
  5. November 19, 2010 - IBM's new architecture can double analytics processing speed
Background


Short-pulse X-rays

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Shortest-pulse X-ray beams could illuminate atomic, molecular interactions
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Giant Faraday rotation spotted in graphene
  2. November 18, 2010 - Doctoral candidate publishes on graphene's potential
  3. November 18, 2010 - The highs and lows of graphene's strength
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Domain walls riding the wave
Background


Chaotic logic processors

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Researchers harness chaos theory for new class of CPUs
  2. November 16, 2010 - 'Chaogates' hold promise for the semiconductor industry
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - A new twist for nanopillar light collectors
  2. November 16, 2010 - New possibilities for solar energy with molecular 'stencils'
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Artificial retina more capable of restoring normal vision
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - DNA weaving: Two-dimensional crystals from DNA origami tiles
  2. November 18, 2010 - DNA can act like Velcro for nanoparticles
Background


Brain-machine interface

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Brain-machine interfaces offer improved options for prosthetics and treatments after injury
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Imaging tool may aid nanoelectronics by screening tiny tubes
Background


Quantum memory

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Caltech Physicists Demonstrate a Four-Fold Quantum Memory - also here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - A dark horse in the quantum computing race: the dark exciton
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - New property in warm superconductors discovered
  2. November 19, 2010 - Outstanding in the field
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - ARMAR-III, the robot that learns via touch
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Methane-powered laptops may be closer than you think
Background


Nano-magnet logic

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Grant to fund research into magnetic logic
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Scientists build world's smallest 'water bottle'
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Controlling a Condensate's Texture
Background



Life sciences


Biology data repositories

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - No rest for the bio-wikis
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Neandertal Children Developed on the Fast Track
  2. November 15, 2010 - Analysis of teeth suggests modern humans mature more slowly than Neanderthals did
  3. November 16, 2010 - Did Neanderthals' Hasty Growth Hamper Their Mental Development?
Background


Hominin tool use

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Are Bone Scratches Evidence of Tool Use by Human Ancestors?
  2. November 15, 2010 - Ancient hominid butchers get trampled
  3. November 16, 2010 - Anthropologist challenges Lucy's butchery tool use
  4. November 16, 2010 - Cut mark controversy commences over 3.4 million-year-old bones
Background


Epigenetic approach to inflammation control

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Derailing inflammation using a fake DNA packaging protein
Background, Background


Cell mass and growth rate

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Microsensors offer first look at whether cell mass affects growth rate
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Tiny RNA molecules control labor, may be key to blocking premature birth
  2. November 16, 2010 - MicroRNAs mediate an early birth
Background


Commensal bacteria

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Evolutionary Relationships Hold, Even in Our Guts
  2. November 16, 2010 - You are not what you eat
  3. November 16, 2010 - Species as much as food influences gut bacteria
Background


WHIP and premature aging

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - New characteristics of premature aging protein discovered
Background


Viral mRNA caps

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Scientists identify antivirus system
  2. November 17, 2010 - Structure of Lassa virus protein reveals viral thievery
Background


Centrosome separation during mitosis

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Scientists announce new advance with potential for future cancer targeting
Background


Chemical combat of bacteria

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria
  2. November 18, 2010 - Bacteria use 'toxic darts' to disable each other, scientists say
Background


Detecting functional sites on proteins

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Scientists devise broad new technique for screening proteins
Background


Enhancement of anti-inflammatory action of phagocytes by statins

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Cholesterol-lowering statins boost bacteria-killing cells
Background


Bacillus anthracis infection

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Scientists show how anthrax bacteria impair immune response
Background


Genome architecture plasticity

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Who needs structure, anyway?
Background


Sirt3 and anti-aging effects of calorie restriction

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Scientists ferret out a key pathway for aging - also here, here, here
  2. November 18, 2010 - Calorie restriction delays age-related hearing loss, UW study finds
  3. November 19, 2010 - Calorie Restrictions Slow Aging by Enzyme Pathway
  4. December 16, 2010 - Scientists ID key protein that links dietary restriction with healthy hearing, aging - also here
Background


Similarities of plant and animal immune systems

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - In fending off diseases, plants and animals are much the same, research shows
Background


Endogenous viral elements

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Paleovirology expanded: Non-retroviral virus fragments found in animal genomes
  2. November 19, 2010 - All viruses 'can be DNA stowaways'
Background


Intercell communication through gap junctions and immune response

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Mechanism alerts neighbors to amplify immune response
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Life Found in the Deepest, Unexplored Layer of the Earth's Crust
  2. November 19, 2010 - Busy microbial world discovered in deepest ocean crust ever explored - also here
Background


PGK and macromolecular crowding

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Physicists study behavior of enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
Background, Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Reprogrammed amniotic fluid cells can generate all types of body cells
Background


Bacterial paralog of protein synthesis enzyme

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Copycat protein finds a perfect match
Background, Background


Chromosome cohesion during meiosis

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Chromosome key to later fertility
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Default-mode network

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Mental introspection increases as brain areas begin to act in sync
Background, Background


Olfactory ensheathing cells and nerve repair

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Origin of cells associated with nerve repair discovered
Background


Selective attention to sounds

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Bat brains offer clues as to how we focus on some sounds and not others
Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Studies expand oxytocin's role beyond 'cuddle hormone'
Background


Long-term motor memory

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Discovering the source of long-term motor memory
Background


Evolution of creativity

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - How parental concerns could increase the size of our creative brains
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - What makes brains of business leaders tick
  2. November 16, 2010 - Coaching with compassion can 'light up' human thoughts
  3. November 16, 2010 - Gene linked to ADHD allows memory task to be interrupted by brain regions tied to daydreaming
  4. November 16, 2010 - Adolescents at risk for alcohol abuse show decreased brain activation
  5. November 18, 2010 - Study suggests reliance on GPS may reduce hippocampus function as we age
  6. November 18, 2010 - Exhaustion syndrome leaves measurable changes in the brain
Background


Circadian rhythm and fat metabolism

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Internal body clock controls fat metabolism, study shows
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - New study affirms handwriting problems affect children with autism into the teenage years
  2. November 15, 2010 - Brain scans detect autism's signature
  3. November 15, 2010 - Children with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity
  4. November 16, 2010 - Brain scans reveal autism's signature
  5. November 17, 2010 - Genes jump more in one type of autism
  6. November 17, 2010 - Study finds evidence of gender bias toward diagnosing boys with autism
  7. November 17, 2010 - Rett syndrome mobilizes jumping genes in the brain
Background


Harmful effects on memory and neurogenesis of circadian rhythm disturbance

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Jet lag makes hamsters dumb - also here
  2. November 24, 2010 - Jet-lagged and forgetful? It's no coincidence
  3. November 25, 2010 - Jet-lag causes long term memory loss
Background


Touch and neurogenesis

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Touch stimulates neurogenesis
Background


Perception of color and shape

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Important brain area organized by color and orientation
Background


Effects of sleep deprivation in children

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - The impact of sleep deprivation in children - also here
Background


Depression

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Animal studies suggest new paths to treating depression
  2. November 17, 2010 - Light at night causes changes in brain linked to depression
Background


Array tomography mapping of synapses

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - New imaging method reveals stunning details of brain connections
Background


Estrogen stimulation of dendritic spine production

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Why estrogen makes you smarter
Background


Sexual human brain differences in endocannabinoids and the amygdala

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Differences in brain development between males and females may hold clues to mental health disorders
Background


Crowd behavior

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - How wise are crowds?
Background


Cooperative social behavior

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - The conditional Homo cooperativus
Background


Therapeutic treatments for addiction

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Hope for treatment of cocaine addiction
Background


Potassium channels in dendrites

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Process leading to protein diversity in cells important for proper neuron firing
Background


Dopamine receptor structure

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Scientists report molecular structure of dopamine receptor
Background


PACAP and stress-related anxiety

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Getting sick from worry
Background, Background


Decision making

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - The science of decisions
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Does sex matter? It may when evaluating mental status
Background


Binocular rivalry and consciousness

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Perceptual changes - a key to our consciousness
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Drug helps in mild heart failure
  2. November 15, 2010 - Light to moderate drinking linked to fewer heart problems in male bypass patients
  3. November 15, 2010 - Biomarker may be able to help predict risk of heart failure, cardiovascular death
  4. November 15, 2010 - Is heart disease genetic destiny or lifestyle?
  5. November 15, 2010 - Most heart attack patients are not taking preventive medications
  6. November 15, 2010 - Symptoms of obese heart failure patients improved after bariatric surgery
  7. November 15, 2010 - Use of omega-3 does not appear to reduce recurrence of atrial fibrillation
  8. November 15, 2010 - 'At-TRIB(1)-uting' a gene a new function in the liver
  9. November 15, 2010 - Iron in coronary artery plaque is a marker of heart attack risk
  10. November 15, 2010 - Study: Fish oil doesn't help heart rhythm problem - also here
  11. November 15, 2010 - Fish oil does not help atrial fibrillation-study
  12. November 16, 2010 - Fish oil fails to hold off heart arrhythmia
  13. November 16, 2010 - Statin RX may be overprescribed in healthy people without evidence of diseased arteries
  14. November 16, 2010 - Combo high-tech CT scans just as good as older imaging to detect coronary artery disease
  15. November 16, 2010 - NSU researcher makes breakthrough discovery to curb heart failure
  16. November 16, 2010 - Inexpensive drug can reduce deaths from heart failure, study finds
  17. November 16, 2010 - Treatment that includes surgery results in better blood flow to heart
  18. November 16, 2010 - Protein with cardioprotective capabilities during heart attack discovered
  19. November 16, 2010 - Researchers find tie between fat outside of the arteries and cardiovascular disease
  20. November 16, 2010 - New agent to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation shown in major study
  21. November 16, 2010 - Questions finally answered about Nesiritide in world's largest heart failure study
  22. November 16, 2010 - Heart scans show those most likely to need statins
  23. November 17, 2010 - Following 7 steps can cut a person's death risk by more than half, experts say - also here
  24. November 17, 2010 - Gene screening may refine prediction of heart attack risk, researchers say
  25. November 17, 2010 - Researchers discover potential genetic target for heart disease
  26. November 17, 2010 - Cardiac MR sheds light on obscure heart muscle condition
  27. November 17, 2010 - Stem cell secreted protein can be given to reduce scarring and improve heart function
  28. November 17, 2010 - Kidney zap lowers blood pressure
  29. November 17, 2010 - Zapping nerves helps control high blood pressure - also here
  30. November 17, 2010 - Treatment zaps high blood pressure at the source
  31. November 17, 2010 - Merck cholesterol drug extremely effective in study
  32. November 17, 2010 - Merck HDL drug appears safe, very effective-study
  33. November 17, 2010 - Inflammation test poorly predicts heart attack
  34. November 17, 2010 - Merck "good cholesterol" drug study wows doctors
  35. November 17, 2010 - ResVerlogix cholesterol drug fails mid-stage trial
  36. November 17, 2010 - Women who stress over work have more heart disease
  37. November 17, 2010 - Omega-3s no benefit on top of modern heart drugs
  38. November 18, 2010 - Radio Wave Treatment Zaps Nerves to Bring Down High Blood Pressure
  39. November 18, 2010 - High blood pressure treatment has major breakthrough
  40. November 18, 2010 - Hypertension zapped away without drugs
  41. November 18, 2010 - Major international study to test new heart disease drug
  42. November 18, 2010 - Exelixis jumps on prostate, ovarian cancer drug data
  43. November 18, 2010 - Exelixis prostate, ovarian cancer drug shows promise
  44. November 18, 2010 - MethylGene's drug to treat tumor shows promise
  45. November 20, 2010 - Merck Gets Good News From Vytorin Study - also here
  46. November 20, 2010 - Merck's Vytorin cuts heart attack risk in kidney patients
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Nanoengineers aim to grow tissues with functional blood vessels
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - 'Magic number' 695 opens up new areas for Alzheimer's research
  2. November 15, 2010 - Where did you get those eyes and that brain?
  3. November 16, 2010 - Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?
  4. November 16, 2010 - MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
  5. November 16, 2010 - Effects of blood pressure drug on Alzheimer's disease shown in mouse study
  6. November 17, 2010 - Structural brain changes in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
  7. November 17, 2010 - Development of a safer vaccine for Alzheimer's disease
  8. November 17, 2010 - The pericyte becomes a player in Alzheimer's, other diseases
  9. November 18, 2010 - Modulating a protein in the brain could help control Alzheimer's disease
  10. November 18, 2010 - Study shows importance of exercise for those at special risk for Alzheimer's
Background


Health benefits of physical activity

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Regular exercise reduces large number of health risks including dementia and some cancers
Background, Background, Background, Background


FTO and obesity

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Overactive FTO gene does cause overeating and obesity
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Targeted therapy reactivates 'guardian of the genome' in resistant cancer
  2. November 15, 2010 - A better way to target tumors
  3. November 15, 2010 - New treatment to overpower drug resistance in ovarian cancer
  4. November 15, 2010 - Prostate cancer treatment linked to higher rate of colon cancer, study finds
  5. November 15, 2010 - New treatment for lung cancer shows promise
  6. November 15, 2010 - Epizyme identifies novel opportunity for treatment of genetically defined human B-cell lymphomas
  7. November 15, 2010 - Erythropoietin counteracts breast cancer treatment with herceptin
  8. November 15, 2010 - Eisai's breast cancer drug approved-US FDA
  9. November 16, 2010 - Detecting cancer with the prick of a finger
  10. November 16, 2010 - New discovery offers hope for the prevention of prostate cancer
  11. November 16, 2010 - Radiation fears should not deter women from mammography screening
  12. November 16, 2010 - Clues to thyroid cancer unlocked
  13. November 16, 2010 - Combination therapy improves survival time for patients with advanced liver cancer
  14. November 16, 2010 - Never-smokers fare far better than smokers after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer
  15. November 17, 2010 - Personalized medicine: Tumor analysis reveals new opportunities for existing cancer drugs
  16. November 17, 2010 - Researchers map the way to personalised treatment for ovarian cancer
  17. November 17, 2010 - Novel genetic mutation that causes the most common form of eye cancer discovered
  18. November 17, 2010 - Scientists identify potential new target for treating triple negative breast cancer
  19. November 17, 2010 - Multidisciplinary approach is key to successful treatment of aggressive prostate cancer
  20. November 17, 2010 - US panel positive on Merck vaccine for anal cancer - also here
  21. November 18, 2010 - New drug targets vitamin D receptors in hormone resistant prostate cancers
  22. November 18, 2010 - PARP inhibitor, MK-4827, shows anti-tumor activity in first trial in humans
  23. November 18, 2010 - Breaking new ground in synthesis of anti-cancer agents
  24. November 18, 2010 - Compound that blocks sugar pathway slows cancer cell growth
  25. November 18, 2010 - Researchers identify key enzyme that regulates the early growth of breast cancer cells
  26. November 18, 2010 - Study suggests mammograms under 50 if family risk - also here
  27. November 19, 2010 - Eating a variety of fruit cuts lung cancer risk
  28. November 19, 2010 - New path for colon cancer drug discovery
  29. November 19, 2010 - Cough medicine could help doctors identify how breast cancer patients metabolize tamoxifen
  30. November 19, 2010 - CT screening reduces lung-cancer deaths in heavy smokers
  31. November 19, 2010 - I-SPY 2 study speeds up treatment for breast cancer
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Umbilical cord cells may treat arthritis
  2. November 15, 2010 - How do neural stem cells decide what to be -- and when?
  3. November 16, 2010 - World first in-human stem cell trial begins in Glasgow
  4. November 16, 2010 - Stem cells used in stroke trial
  5. November 16, 2010 - Bioengineers provide adult stem cells with simultaneous chemical, electrical and mechanical cues
  6. November 17, 2010 - Fetal Stem Cell Trial Starts for Stroke Patients, Spinal Cord Patients up Next
  7. November 19, 2010 - New study into bladder regeneration heralds organ replacement treatment
  8. November 21, 2010 - Rare disease reveals new path for creating stem cells
Background


Stem cell therapies for cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Stem cell patch may result in improved function following heart attack
  2. November 16, 2010 - Mining fat tissue for cardiac repair
  3. November 16, 2010 - Treating heart attack with fat-derived stem cells may be safe in humans
  4. November 17, 2010 - Regenerative stem cell therapy offers new hope for treating cardiovascular disease
  5. November 17, 2010 - Aged, damaged hearts yield stem cells that could treat heart failure
Background, Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Study examines relationship between autoimmune skin disease and neurologic disorders
  2. November 19, 2010 - COPD could be a problem with autoimmunity
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Gene therapy success in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  2. November 15, 2010 - Gene therapy: Mending a failing heart?
  3. November 18, 2010 - Gene therapy for metastatic melanoma in mice produces complete remission
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - More evidence that melanoma does not conform to the cancer stem cell model
Background, Background


Repair of spinal cord injury

References:
  1. November 15, 2010 - Study seeks new way to enhance neuron repair in spinal cord injury
  2. November 18, 2010 - Speed heals
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Unusual cancerous allies
  2. November 21, 2010 - Stanford researchers first to turn normal cells into 3-D cancers in tissue culture dishes
  3. November 21, 2010 - In the test tube, teams reconstruct a cancer cell's beginning
Background


Appearance and longevity

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Early wrinkles no sign of an early grave
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Researchers find faster way to produce efficient nano-vehicles for gene delivery
  2. November 18, 2010 - Tiny Trojan horses attack brain cancer cells
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Researchers link cerebral malaria to epilepsy, behavior disorders
  2. November 18, 2010 - UN: Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia - also here
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Research suggests mercury linked to dementia
  2. November 17, 2010 - Researchers open window on a little-studied form of dementia
  3. November 17, 2010 - New insight into the cause of common dementia found
  4. November 17, 2010 - New insight into dementia pathophysiology
  5. November 18, 2010 - Hormone therapy use may increase or decrease dementia risk depending upon timing
  6. November 19, 2010 - Hormone therapy may prevent -- or contribute to -- dementia risk
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - New dry powder antibiotic targets tuberculosis, reduces treatment time
  2. November 17, 2010 - Cancer drug target is promising lead for new TB treatments
Background


Obesity and body fat dysfunction

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - Enzyme action could be target for diabetes, heart disease treatments
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. November 16, 2010 - FDA panel backs first new lupus drug in 50 years - also here
  2. November 16, 2010 - U.S. advisers back Human Genome lupus drug
  3. November 17, 2010 - FDA panel recommends first lupus drug in 50 years
  4. November 17, 2010 - Advisers recommend Human Genome lupus drug
Background


Raising high-density lipoprotein

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Good news for 'good' cholesterol
  2. November 17, 2010 - New drug bumps up good cholesterol
  3. November 17, 2010 - New drug produces steep drop in bad cholesterol - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - Speech monitoring could track Parkinson's
Background


Future influenza vaccines

References:
  1. November 17, 2010 - NIH experts describe influenza vaccines of the future
Background, Background


Alcohol, Notch signaling, and cardiovascular health

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Well-known molecule may be behind alcohol's benefits to heart health
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection
  2. November 19, 2010 - Discovery in how HIV thwarts the body's natural defense opens up new target for drug therapies
  3. November 19, 2010 - Designing more effective anti-HIV antibodies
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Hong Kong officials meet after bird flu confirmed - also here
  2. November 20, 2010 - Hong Kong says no sign bird flu spreading among humans
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. November 18, 2010 - Laboratory studies show promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Red wine packed with antidiabetes compounds
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Extra weight in early childhood foretells later disease risk
Background, Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 19, 2010 - Why is it so hard to lose weight?
  2. November 19, 2010 - Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of adult cardiovascular and metabolic disorders
  3. November 20, 2010 - Kids with larger waist sizes are more likely to have cardiac risk factors
Background


Tumor self-vascularization

References:
  1. November 21, 2010 - Tumours grow their own blood vessels
  2. November 21, 2010 - Brain Tumors Grow Their Own Blood Supply
  3. November 21, 2010 - Why brain tumors are hard to treat
Background


Ghrelin blocking and weight loss

References:
  1. November 21, 2010 - New drug slims down mice
Background


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