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Volume 9, Number 49
December 6, 2010


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

Global warming
K-T mass extinction
Matter/antimatter asymmetry and dark matter
Evolution of radio galaxies and supermassive black holes
Dark matter and baryon asymmetry
Satellite test of general relativity
Extrasolar planets
Neutrino astronomy
Recent star formation in elliptical galaxies
Quantum violation of local realism
Stellar motion in the Milky Way
Earthquakes
Linear colliders
Abundance of red dwarf stars
Dark matter in the Sun
Enceladus
Sea-level change at the end of the last ice age
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
Detecting wormholes
Star-forming regions
Galaxy mergers
Gravitational waves
Laboratory supernova simulation
Large Hadron Collider
Ocean acidification
Novae

Technology

Racetrack memory
Microfluidics
Nanotechnology
Optical rogue waves
Graphene
Photovoltaics
Sensor-actuator devices
Quantum computing
Supercomputing
Integrated silicon nanophonics
Graphene and DNA sequencing
Superconductivity
Quantum dots
Quantum cryptography
Controlled fusion
Metabolic engineering
Carbon nanotubes
Fuel cells
DNA sequencing
Data storage based on spin ices
Metamaterials
Lightfoils

Life sciences

Blood sugar regulation
Staphylococcus aureus superantigens
Cell reprogramming
Genome 10K Project
Fragile regions of genomes
Immune system plasma cells
SMRT and cellular aging
Photostability of nucleobases
Protection against inflammatory effects of saturated fats
Airborne microbes
Mitochondria, metabolism, and longevity
Mechanism of alphavirus infection
Macrophage lipids
Ribosomes
Arsenophilic bacteria
Bacterial sharing of electrons
Temperature and reaction rate
Genetic network rewiring due to stress
Protein behavior under crowding
Gene-environment interactions
Bacterial potassium efflux channels
Uncoordination of functionally related genes

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Oxytocin
Fear and the amygdala
Short-term memory and intelligence
Nicotine-mediated neural plasticity
Mechanical stress and neuronal development
Depression
Brain-imaging studies
Autism
Sleep and memory
DRD4 polymorphism and sexual behavior
Explicit-implicit interaction theory and creativity
Circadian rhythm
Psychosocial factors in longevity
Memory problems
Fruit fly brain map
Memory erasure
Gender differences in handling stress

Health and medicine

Stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
MicroRNA and cancer
Drug development
Parkinson's disease
Tuberculosis
Metabolic syndrome
Obesity
AIDS
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
NOD2 and inflammatory diseases
Body-mass index and mortality
Cancer biology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Dementia
Prions
Vaccines
Nanobiotechnology
Malaria
Weight loss
Multiple sclerosis
Overactive immune response to pandemic influenza



Physical sciences


Global warming

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - World could heat up 4 degrees C in 50 years
  2. November 29, 2010 - World warmer, but trends at odds: report
  3. November 29, 2010 - A world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius poses many challenges
  4. November 29, 2010 - Soil microbes define dangerous rates of climate change
  5. November 30, 2010 - The world: Four degrees warmer
  6. November 30, 2010 - UN weather agency: scorching heat soon routine - also here
  7. December 1, 2010 - Global experts: Warming could double food prices - also here
  8. December 2, 2010 - Mercury busts charts; 2010 in top 3 hottest years - also here
  9. December 2, 2010 - UN weather agency: 2010 among 3 hottest years - also here
  10. December 5, 2010 - Northern wildfires threaten runaway climate change, study reveals
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Rutgers scientists: Asteroids did kill the dinosaurs
Background


Matter/antimatter asymmetry and dark matter

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - UBC physicists make atoms and dark matter add up
Background, Background


Evolution of radio galaxies and supermassive black holes

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Astronomy without a telescope - black hole evolution
Background, Background, Background


Dark matter and baryon asymmetry

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - New particle links dark matter with missing antimatter
  2. November 29, 2010 - The X factor
  3. December 7, 2010 - X Particle Explains Dark Matter and Antimatter at the Same Time
  4. December 8, 2010 - X Particle Could Solve Two Cosmic Mysteries At Once
  5. December 10, 2010 - Physicists propose mechanism that explains the origins of both dark matter and 'normal' matter
Background, Background


Satellite test of general relativity

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Via satellite
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - A Steamy Super-Earth?
  2. November 30, 2010 - New Planet System May Be Most Populated Yet Found
  3. December 1, 2010 - First Super-Earth Atmosphere Analysed
  4. December 1, 2010 - A gaze at exoplanet haze
  5. December 1, 2010 - Super-Hot Super-Earth May Have an Atmosphere of Steam
  6. December 1, 2010 - Super-Earth Atmosphere May Be Mostly Water
  7. December 1, 2010 - Earth-Size Planet Has Hot and Steamy Atmosphere?
  8. December 1, 2010 - Astronomers Get First Peek at Atmosphere of a "Super-Earth" Exoplanet
  9. December 1, 2010 - Super-Earth has an atmosphere, but is it steamy or gassy?
  10. December 1, 2010 - Atmosphere of Alien Super-Earth Revealed for First Time
  11. December 1, 2010 - Super-Earth's atmosphere comes into view
  12. December 2, 2010 - Weather outlook on super-Earth: steamy
  13. December 2, 2010 - Steamy atmosphere cloaks alien "Super-Earth"
  14. December 3, 2010 - Newfound planet stirs old debate
Background


Neutrino astronomy

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Astronomers Use Moon in Effort to Corral Elusive Cosmic Particles - also here, here
Background, Background


Recent star formation in elliptical galaxies

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Old Galaxy Still Giving Birth to Baby Stars
Background


Quantum violation of local realism

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Physicists close two loopholes while violating local realism
Background


Stellar motion in the Milky Way

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Milky Way stars move in mysterious ways
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Researchers reveal way in which possible earthquakes can be predicted
  2. December 2, 2010 - Researchers find mathematical patterns to forecast earthquakes - also here
Background


Linear colliders

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - The global linear collider comes together in Geneva
Background


Abundance of red dwarf stars

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Discovery Triples Number of Stars in Universe - also here, here
  2. December 1, 2010 - The Universe Does Think Small
  3. December 1, 2010 - The Estimated Number of Stars in the Universe Just Tripled
  4. December 1, 2010 - Stellar population of universe may be three times current estimates - also here
  5. December 1, 2010 - Discovery May Triple the Number of Stars In the Universe
  6. December 1, 2010 - Universe might hold three times more stars than previously thought
  7. December 1, 2010 - Starry Starry Starry Night: Star Count May Triple - also here
  8. December 2, 2010 - Starry, Starry, Starry Night
  9. December 2, 2010 - Numbers of stars in universe tripled
  10. December 10, 2010 - An abundance of small stars
Background


Dark matter in the Sun

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Dark matter could transfer energy in the Sun
Background, Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Cassini finds warm cracks on Enceladus - also here
  2. December 1, 2010 - NASA: Enceladus hotter than expected
  3. December 2, 2010 - Saturn Moon's Jets
  4. December 2, 2010 - Cassini returns images of bright jets at Enceladus
  5. December 10, 2010 - Curtains of Ice
Background


Sea-level change at the end of the last ice age

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Global sea-level rise at the end of the last Ice Age
Background, Background


Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Scientists to make stellar observations with airborne observatory
  2. December 1, 2010 - Flying observatory achieves 1st science flight - also here
  3. December 1, 2010 - NASA-German SOFIA Observatory Completes First Science Flight
  4. December 2, 2010 - SOFIA the Flying Telescope Cruises Through Her First Science Mission
  5. December 9, 2010 - Flying Telescope Snaps First Science Photos
Background


Detecting wormholes

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Twinkling Stars May Reveal Human-Size Wormholes
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Starbirth Near the Void
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Slow Merger
Background


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Study predicts distribution of gravitational wave sources
Background


Laboratory supernova simulation

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Physicists create supernova in a jar
  2. December 14, 2010 - "Supernova in a Jar" Offers Peek Inside Star Death
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Researchers continue search for elusive new particles at CERN
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Climate: UN report highlights ocean acidification
Background, Background


Novae

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - New observations of exploding stars reveal pauses, flickers and flares not reliably seen before
Background



Technology


Racetrack memory

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Increasing the speed and efficiency of racetrack memory
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Universal microfluidics connector could find broad use
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Scientists create highly ordered artificial spin ice using nanotechnology
Background


Optical rogue waves

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Optical rogue waves on demand
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Graphene: Scientists figure out how to shatter the world's strongest material
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - New record achieved with Konarka's Power Plastic photovoltaic material with 8.3 efficiency certification
  2. December 2, 2010 - Researchers fabricate more efficient polymer solar cells
  3. December 3, 2010 - Scientists generate two energetic electronic states from one photon
Background


Sensor-actuator devices

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Engineered molecule changes itself to detect and attack diseased cells
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Nano-diamond qubits and photonic crystals
  2. December 1, 2010 - Quantum teleportation finds a place in quantum computers
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Jaguar supercomputer helps develop new nuclear power capabilities
  2. December 2, 2010 - US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer
Background


Integrated silicon nanophonics

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - IBM's breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing - also here
Background


Graphene and DNA sequencing

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Physicists use graphene to decode DNA
Background, Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Electron 'pairing': Triplet superconductivity proven experientially for first time
  2. December 3, 2010 - Success without pressure
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Quantum dot-Induced transparency
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Detector blinding attacks on quantum cryptography defeated
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - MIT advance helps remove contaminants that slow fusion reactions
Background


Metabolic engineering

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - The future of metabolic engineering -- designer molecules, cells and microorganisms
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Light touch brightens nanotubes
  2. December 2, 2010 - Nanotube rubber stays stretchy at extreme temperatures
  3. December 2, 2010 - Scientists create new anti-shock material
  4. December 2, 2010 - Super Rubber Could Cushion Sneaks, Spaceships
  5. December 3, 2010 - Super Rubber Made of Nanotubes Stretches Like Elastic, Oozes Like Honey
  6. December 3, 2010 - NASA engineers develop 'blacker than black' nanotubes
  7. December 6, 2010 - New nanotube material stays rubbery over a more than 1,000 degree temperature range
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Hard X-rays probe model fuel-cell catalyst
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Researchers demonstrate continuous and controlled translocation of DNA polymer through a nanopore
Background


Data storage based on spin ices

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Spin ices slip into ground state
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - An invisible gateway
Background


Lightfoils

References:
  1. December 5, 2010 - Optical wing generates lift from light
  2. December 5, 2010 - Steering With Light
  3. December 5, 2010 - Researchers create a lightfoil that can push small objects sideways - also here
  4. December 6, 2010 - Maneuvering on a Light Beam: How to Steer a Solar Sail Spacecraft
  5. December 7, 2010 - Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time
Background



Life sciences


Blood sugar regulation

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Scientists discover new mechanism for controlling blood sugar level
Background, Background


Staphylococcus aureus superantigens

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Superantigens could be behind several illnesses
Background, Background


Cell reprogramming

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Scientists trick cells into switching identities - also here
  2. December 2, 2010 - Scientists home in on chemicals needed to reprogram cells
  3. December 8, 2010 - Stem-cell progress
Background


Genome 10K Project

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Genome 10K Project announces first 101 species for genome sequencing
Background


Fragile regions of genomes

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Genomic fault zones come and go
Background


Immune system plasma cells

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Scientists redefine the role of plasma cells in the immune system
Background


SMRT and cellular aging

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Scientists discover molecular 'switch' that contributes to cellular aging process
Background


Photostability of nucleobases

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - How do DNA components resist to damaging UV exposure?
Background


Protection against inflammatory effects of saturated fats

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Source of protection against saturated fat found
Background


Airborne microbes

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Atlas of the atmosphere
Background


Mitochondria, metabolism, and longevity

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - The metabolic state of mitochondria controls life span
Background


Mechanism of alphavirus infection

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - New findings detail how virus prepares to infect cells - also here
Background


Macrophage lipids

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Researchers describe first functioning 'lipidome' of mouse macrophage
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Scientists ratchet up understanding of cellular protein factory
Background


Arsenophilic bacteria

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Arsenic-eating microbe may redefine chemistry of life
  2. December 2, 2010 - Bacterium grows with arsenic - also here
  3. December 2, 2010 - Arsenic supports life?
  4. December 2, 2010 - New Bacteria Widens Search For Extraterrestrial Life
  5. December 2, 2010 - NASA Life Discovery: New Bacteria Makes DNA With Arsenic
  6. December 2, 2010 - Mono Lake Bacterium Exhibits Exotic Arsenic-Driven Biological Activity
  7. December 2, 2010 - New life form found on Earth: Deadly arsenic breathes life into organisms
  8. December 2, 2010 - NASA Hasn't Found Alien Life, But Arsenic Microbe Still 'Phenomenal'
  9. December 2, 2010 - Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Opens New Possibilities for Alien Life
  10. December 2, 2010 - Arsenic-munching microbe excites astrobiologists
  11. December 2, 2010 - Newfound bacterium casts life in a new light
  12. December 2, 2010 - Arsenic-munching germ redefines "life as we know it"
  13. December 2, 2010 - Microbe found that can use arsenic as nutrient - also here
  14. December 2, 2010 - Life as we don't know it ... on Earth?
  15. December 2, 2010 - Newfound bacterium casts life in a new light
  16. December 2, 2010 - NASA Finds New Arsenic-Fed Life Form
  17. December 2, 2010 - NASA scientists discover new form of life: bacteria that eat arsenic
  18. December 2, 2010 - NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical
  19. December 2, 2010 - Discovery of "Arsenic-bug" Expands Definition of Life
  20. December 3, 2010 - Found in Mono Lake: Bizarro Bacterium Can Build Its DNA With Arsenic
  21. December 3, 2010 - NASA finds "new branch" on tree of life
  22. December 3, 2010 - New clues for finding alien life
  23. December 3, 2010 - 3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a 'new' form of life
Background, Background


Bacterial sharing of electrons

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Microbiologists evolve microorganisms to cooperate in new way
  2. December 4, 2010 - Bacteria evolve a way to share electrons
  3. January 7, 2011 - Discovering how microbes cooperate
Background


Temperature and reaction rate

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Heat helped hasten life's beginnings
Background, Background


Genetic network rewiring due to stress

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Scientists map changes in genetic networks caused by DNA damage
Background


Protein behavior under crowding

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Proteins, like people, act differently when crowded together
Background


Gene-environment interactions

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - The gene-environment enigma
Background


Bacterial potassium efflux channels

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - Unlocking bacteria's survival aid
Background


Uncoordination of functionally related genes

References:
  1. December 5, 2010 - Study of how genes activate yields surprising discovery
  2. December 5, 2010 - Surprisingly sloppy yeast genes
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Oxytocin

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Study: Oxytocin Can Change How You Remember Your Mom
  2. November 29, 2010 - Hormone oxytocin bolsters childhood memories of mom's affections
  3. December 2, 2010 - "Tell me about your mother": oxytocin evokes maternal memories
Background


Fear and the amygdala

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Neuroscience of instinct: How animals overcome fear to obtain food
  2. December 3, 2010 - Scientists learn about fear by scaring rats with Lego "Robogator"
Background


Short-term memory and intelligence

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Clarity in short-term memory shows no link with IQ
Background, Background


Nicotine-mediated neural plasticity

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - A molecular switch for memory and addiction
Background, Background


Mechanical stress and neuronal development

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Understanding the human neurosystem: From the brain of a locust
Background


Depression

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Neurological protein may hold the key to new treatments for depression
  2. December 1, 2010 - Gene duplication detected in depression
  3. December 1, 2010 - Young women with menopause-like condition at risk for depression
  4. December 1, 2010 - Depressed patients spot sadness and skip over surprise
  5. December 3, 2010 - Data mining depression
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Acupuncture changes brain's perception and processing of pain
  2. December 3, 2010 - 'Brain maps' track how humans reach - also here
  3. December 5, 2010 - How the brain's architecture makes our view of the world unique
Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Study finds children with autism have mitochondrial dysfunction
  2. December 1, 2010 - The cause of autism may be faulty mitochondria
  3. December 2, 2010 - Researchers take major step toward first biological test for autism
  4. December 2, 2010 - Brain scans accurate at spotting autism: U.S. study
Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Sleep Cherry-picks Memories, Boosts Cleverness
  2. December 1, 2010 - Sleep helps brain sift memories, study shows
Background, Background


DRD4 polymorphism and sexual behavior

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - New study suggests that a propensity for one-night stands, uncommitted sex could be genetic
Background, Background


Explicit-implicit interaction theory and creativity

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - New psychology theory enables computers to mimic human creativity
Background, Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Plant clock gene also works in human cells
  2. December 5, 2010 - Babies' biological clocks dramatically affected by birth light cycle
Background


Psychosocial factors in longevity

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Attitude and adaptation keys to reaching 100 hundred years of age
Background


Memory problems

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Forget your previous conceptions about memory - also here
Background


Fruit fly brain map

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - 3-D map of fly brain is to neuroscience what genome is to genetics
  2. December 13, 2010 - Decoding the Human Brain, With Help From a Fly
Background


Memory erasure

References:
  1. December 2, 2010 - Neuroscientist says his research could lead to a drug that helps people forget painful experiences
Background


Gender differences in handling stress

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - Researchers find key to gender differences in processing stress
Background



Health and medicine


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Study shows that blood stem cells are influenced by their offspring
  2. November 29, 2010 - Stem cell therapy -- a future treatment for lower back pain?
  3. December 1, 2010 - Researchers identify protein essential for cell division in blood-forming stem cells
  4. December 1, 2010 - Study determines bone marrow stromal stem cells may aid in stroke recovery
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Walking slows progression of Alzheimer's
  2. November 30, 2010 - Study suggests earliest brain changes associated with the genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease
  3. December 2, 2010 - Blood vessel dysfunction linked to heart disease also impacts Alzheimer's
  4. December 3, 2010 - Dynamics of chaperone protein critical in rescuing brains of Alzheimer's mice from neuron damage
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Women with personal history of breast cancer should be screened with MRI
  2. November 29, 2010 - New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism
  3. November 29, 2010 - Scientists develop tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds
  4. November 29, 2010 - Sporadic breast cancers start with ineffective DNA repair systems, researchers find
  5. November 29, 2010 - Celecoxib may be effective in preventing non-melanoma skin cancers
  6. November 29, 2010 - Fuel Lines of Tumors Are New Target
  7. November 29, 2010 - FDA reviews 2 new drugs to reduce prostate cancer - also here
  8. November 29, 2010 - Issues seen with drugs to curb prostate cancer: FDA
  9. November 29, 2010 - FDA staff question Glaxo drug for prostate cancer
  10. November 30, 2010 - Complex synthesis yields breast-cancer therapy
  11. November 30, 2010 - Experimental vaccine sets sights on lung cancer
  12. November 30, 2010 - Reduced hormone therapy linked with drop in breast cancer rates
  13. November 30, 2010 - International clinical trial tests targeted drug for melanoma
  14. November 30, 2010 - Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer may offer better quality-of-life
  15. November 30, 2010 - US FDA staff note risks of AstraZeneca cancer drug
  16. November 30, 2010 - US FDA staff cites risks of AstraZeneca cancer drug
  17. December 1, 2010 - Finger length predicts prostate cancer risk: study
  18. December 1, 2010 - Cancer risk from medical radiation may have been overestimated: researcher
  19. December 1, 2010 - Fruit and veg unlikely to add protecttion against cancer
  20. December 1, 2010 - Annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40 reduces mastectomy risk
  21. December 1, 2010 - New gene for childhood cancer neuroblastoma discovered
  22. December 1, 2010 - Researchers show an oncolytic virus switches off cancer cell surival signal
  23. December 1, 2010 - Prostate cancer: Watching and waiting may be best
  24. December 1, 2010 - Study links finger length to prostate cancer risk
  25. December 2, 2010 - Scientists propose new international cancer effort akin to Human Genome Project
  26. December 2, 2010 - Breast cancer risk factors include age at first pregnancy
  27. December 2, 2010 - Genetic mutations associated with increased PSA and prostate cancer
  28. December 3, 2010 - New clue in leukemia mystery: Researchers identify 'poison' employed by deadly enzyme mutations
  29. December 3, 2010 - Potential new target for treating triple negative breast cancer
  30. December 3, 2010 - Breast CT imaging system marches forward as pain-free tool to aid mammograms
  31. December 3, 2010 - US advisers reject Glaxo,Merck prostate drugs
  32. December 4, 2010 - Cyclacel drug promising in myelodysplastic syndrome
  33. December 5, 2010 - Seattle Genetics to submit lymphoma drug to FDA
  34. December 5, 2010 - Rituxan delays chemo for slow-growing lymphoma
  35. December 5, 2010 - Remission rate 34 pct for Seattle Genetics drug
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Tiny RNA shown to cause multiple types of leukemia
Background, Background


Drug development

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - New strategies for cancer drug development urgently needed
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - First blood test to determine cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease developed
  2. November 30, 2010 - Brain scans show effects of Parkinson's drug
  3. December 1, 2010 - Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness should be assessed separately in Parkinson's
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Iron compounds synthesized to combat tuberculosis
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Moderate alcohol consumption lowers the risk of metabolic diseases
  2. November 30, 2010 - Study finds low vitamin D levels in northern California residents with metabolic syndrome
  3. December 1, 2010 - Loud snoring and insomnia symptoms predict the development of the metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - New genomic technique reveals obesity gene variants
  2. December 2, 2010 - Polluted air increases obesity risk in young animals
  3. December 2, 2010 - Study confirms what a healthy weight really is
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Merck's HIV drug Isentress fails once-a-day study
  2. November 30, 2010 - Researchers find drug-resistant HIV patients with unimpaired immune cells
  3. November 30, 2010 - HIV clinical trial looks at potential benefits of treating recently-infected patients
  4. December 1, 2010 - A powerful new technology to identify HIV inhibitors
  5. December 1, 2010 - Death certificates confirm non-HIV-attributable diseases cause increase in US PLWHA deaths
  6. December 2, 2010 - Ridding the human body of HIV
  7. December 3, 2010 - Potential vaccine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV after birth to start trial
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 29, 2010 - Amarin drug hits goals, may rival Glaxo's Lovaza
  2. November 29, 2010 - Amarin drug challenges Glaxo's Lovaza, stock soars
  3. November 30, 2010 - Photos of tiny blood vessels in the eye link air pollution to heart disease
  4. November 30, 2010 - People with sleep apnea at higher risk for aggressive heart disease
  5. November 30, 2010 - Screening tool may better identify heart disease in African-Americans
  6. December 1, 2010 - Pollution ages blood vessels by up to seven years
  7. December 1, 2010 - Blood vessels show pollution, heart disease link
  8. December 1, 2010 - Insomnia after myocardial infarction
  9. December 1, 2010 - New results in carotid artery stenosis versus endarterectomy
  10. December 1, 2010 - Recurrent miscarriage raises heart attack risk fivefold in later life
  11. December 2, 2010 - Scientists discover mechanistic link between genetic variation and risk of cardiovascular disease
  12. December 2, 2010 - Pattern of drinking affects the relation of alcohol intake to coronary heart disease
  13. December 2, 2010 - Updated guidelines include new research, advances in stroke prevention
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Diabetes may clamp down on cholesterol the brain needs
  2. December 2, 2010 - Researchers identify why diabetes risk increases as we age
Background


NOD2 and inflammatory diseases

References:
  1. November 30, 2010 - Discovery finds cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis
Background


Body-mass index and mortality

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - New study identifies ideal body mass index
  2. December 1, 2010 - Study Says Even Being a Bit Overweight Is Risky - also here
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Tumors bring their own support cells when forming metastases
  2. December 1, 2010 - Protein protects cancer cells from oxidative stress
  3. December 2, 2010 - Scientists discover mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells
  4. December 3, 2010 - Discovery could lead to breakthrough for non-small cell lung cancer
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Inflammatory bowel disease causes post traumatic stress, say doctors
  2. December 2, 2010 - Genetic link found between spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Long term exposure to pesticides may be linked to dementia
Background


Prions

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - New prion discovery reveals drug target for mad cow disease and related illnesses
  2. December 2, 2010 - Study suggests that early detection is possible for prion diseases
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. December 1, 2010 - Blame the environment: Why vaccines may be ineffective for some people
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - Using nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - A breakthrough in the struggle against the increasingly resistant malaria parasite
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. December 3, 2010 - FDA scrutinizes weight loss pill from Orexigen - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. December 5, 2010 - Study reveals new possibility of reversing damage caused by MS
  2. December 5, 2010 - MS could be reversed by activating stem cells in brain, new study suggests
  3. December 5, 2010 - Study offers hope of 'repairing' MS damage
  4. December 6, 2010 - Could MS Nerve Damage Be Repaired? Stem Cell Study in Mice Offers Hope
  5. December 6, 2010 - British scientists find key to repairing MS damage
Background


Overactive immune response to pandemic influenza

References:
  1. December 5, 2010 - Over-reactive immune system kills young adults during pandemic flu
  2. December 5, 2010 - How Swine Flu Killed the Healthy
  3. December 5, 2010 - Exposure to seasonal flu weakened armour against H1N1
  4. December 6, 2010 - Study: Why Swine Flu Struck the Middle-Aged, Sparing the Young & Old
  5. December 6, 2010 - Friendly fire blamed in some H1N1 deaths
  6. December 11, 2010 - Had flu? The next pandemic could hit you harder
  7. December 14, 2010 - Useless antibodies made adults more susceptible to swine flu
Background, Background, Background


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