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Volume 9, Number 50
December 13, 2010


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

Solar flares
Quark-gluon plasma
Antimatter
Lensing galaxy cluster over-concentration problem
Ultracold atomic gases
Tests of cosmic inflation
Milky Way's central black hole
Gamma-ray superflares in the Crab Nebula
Star mergers
Extrasolar planets
Large Binocular Telescope
Ocean acidification
Climate modeling
Reionization epoch
Light elements in Earth's core
Global warming
Coronal mass ejections
Heating of intergalactic gas by supermassive black holes
Globular clusters
Solar activity and local climate
Quantum viscosity in Fermi gas
Conformal cyclic cosmology
Ants and network problems
Clouds and climate modeling
Cosmic rays
Earthquakes
Radio astronomy
Dark energy and galaxy clusters
Planet formation
Supernova remnants
James Webb Space Telescope
Water on Mars
Proton size
Large Hadron Collider

Technology

Carbon nanotubes
Photovoltaics
Graphene
Spintronics
Quantum computing
Microelectromechanical systems
Quantum entangling gate
Electric solar wind sail
Fuel cells
Artificial intelligence
Nanotechnology
Spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory
Lab-on-a-chip
Topological insulators

Life sciences

Adenine DNA repeats
Nerve regeneration
Bacterial quorum sensing
Biofilms
Arsenopilic bacteria
Extremophiles
Photosynthesis
Mice without maternal genes
Reactive oxygen species and aging
Logic gates from bacterial communication
GAKIN and T cell activation
Hourglass model of embryonic development
Bacterial DNA repair
Tissue growth from stem cells
Zinc-finger nucleases

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Learning and memory
Depression
Error correction in vision
Sleep and fear generalization
Monamine oxidase-A and risk-taking
Brain-imaging studies
SynCAM 1 and synapses
Facilitation of long-term potentiation
Autism
Dopamine and reward learning
Evolution of cooperation
Speech suppression of auditory cortex activity
Sign language and metaphors

Health and medicine

Tuberculosis
Diabetes
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Influenza vaccine
Alzheimer's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Gene therapy
Stem cells
Cancer biology
Antibiotic resistance
Nanobiotechnology
Hepatitis B
Cellular stress and neuronal apoptosis
Weight loss
Drug discovery
MicroRNA and stem cells
Abscisic acid and inflammatory disease
Vibrio cholerae pathogenicity
AIDS
Autoimmune disease
Stem cell diabetes therapy



Physical sciences


Solar flares

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Huge Magnetic Filament Erupts on the Sun
  2. December 6, 2010 - Huge Solar Flare Creates Gorgeous Filament
  3. December 10, 2010 - Solar Snake
  4. December 15, 2010 - Epic Sun Belch
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Scientists in Geneva crash lead nuclei together to create the hottest and densest nuclear material ever - also here
  2. December 7, 2010 - Quark-gluon mania returns to CERN
  3. December 8, 2010 - A flow of heavy-ion results from the Large Hadron Collider
Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - New technique for antihydrogen synthesis promises answers to mysteries of antimatter
  2. December 6, 2010 - CERN experiment makes progress towards antihydrogen beams
  3. December 7, 2010 - Progress toward an antihydrogen beam
  4. December 8, 2010 - Generating matter and antimatter from the vacuum - also here
  5. December 9, 2010 - CERN moves closer to antihydrogen spectroscopy
Background


Lensing galaxy cluster over-concentration problem

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Astronomy without a telescope -- Through a lens darkly
Background


Ultracold atomic gases

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Lattice heat destroys coherence
Background


Tests of cosmic inflation

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Can we test inflationary expansion of the early universe?
  2. December 14, 2010 - How to Test What Really Happened After the Big Bang
Background


Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - New observations reinforce quiescent image of Milky Way's central black hole
Background, Background


Gamma-ray superflares in the Crab Nebula

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Spacecraft detect powerful gamma-ray flares from a supernova remnant known for its steady glow - also here
Background, Background, Background


Star mergers

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Dancing stars turn on the red light
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - How to probe the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star
  2. December 8, 2010 - NASA's Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet
  3. December 8, 2010 - New pictures show fourth planet in giant version of our solar system - also here, here
  4. December 8, 2010 - Exoplanets cast doubt on astronomical theories
  5. December 8, 2010 - The First Carbon Planet?
  6. December 8, 2010 - Exoplanets of the Week: A 'Diamond Planet' and Gas Giant Quadruplets
  7. December 8, 2010 - 'Diamond exoplanet' idea boosted by telescope find
  8. December 8, 2010 - Scorching Hot Alien Planet Abounds With Carbon
  9. December 8, 2010 - Quartet of giant planets puzzles astronomers
  10. December 8, 2010 - Carbon-rich world discovered 1,200 light-years away
  11. December 8, 2010 - New Planet Found; Star's Fourth World Stumps Astronomers
  12. December 8, 2010 - Alien Planet Discovered, But It Should Not Exist
  13. December 8, 2010 - Oddball planets spotted orbiting nearby stars
  14. December 9, 2010 - Astronomers detect first carbon-rich exoplanet - also here, here
  15. December 9, 2010 - Astronomers find planet with a diamond heart
  16. December 9, 2010 - Carbon-Rich Planet: A Girl's Best Friend?
  17. December 14, 2010 - Carbon is King on a Hot Jupiter
Background


Large Binocular Telescope

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Double vision: New instrument casts its eyes to the sky
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Undersea methane could be contributor to increased ocean acidity, researchers find
  2. December 8, 2010 - Tiny organisms give big warning about planet health
Background, Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Using chaos to model geophysical phenomena
Background


Reionization epoch

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Ancient Radio Waves Hold Key to Universe's First Light
  2. December 8, 2010 - ASU astronomer opens new window into early universe - also here
  3. December 8, 2010 - Cosmic dark ages brought to light
  4. January 13, 2011 - Astronomers probe ancient radio waves for clues about the universe's first light
Background


Light elements in Earth's core

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Earth's core lightens up
  2. December 8, 2010 - Gradients in the Earth's outermost core
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Climate scientist warns world of widespread suffering if further climate change is not forestalled
  2. December 8, 2010 - Greenland ice sheet flow driven by short-term weather extremes, not gradual warming: research
  3. December 8, 2010 - Scientist: Fire in Israel is a typical example of climate change effects in Mediterranean
  4. December 8, 2010 - Plant growth could slow warming: NASA
  5. December 10, 2010 - NASA: 2010 Meteorological Year Warmest Ever
  6. December 10, 2010 - 2010 hottest climate year on record, NASA says
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Sneak Attacks from the Sun
Background


Heating of intergalactic gas by supermassive black holes

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - An Intergalactic Weather Map
Background, Background


Globular clusters

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - A swarm of ancient stars
  2. December 9, 2010 - Exquisite Photo Shows Ancient Star Cluster
Background


Solar activity and local climate

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Changes in solar activity affect local climate
Background


Quantum viscosity in Fermi gas

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Fahrenheit -459: Neutron stars and string theory in a lab
Background, Background


Conformal cyclic cosmology

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Penrose strikes back in war of the cosmos
  2. December 10, 2010 - No evidence of time before Big Bang
  3. December 17, 2010 - Recently proposed evidence for pre-Big Bang universe relied on flawed analysis, critics say
  4. December 18, 2010 - Controversial Study Suggests Our Universe is One of Many
  5. December 27, 2010 - Space Circles Are Proof of a Pre-Big Bang Universe?
Background


Ants and network problems

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Ants lead way to speedier computer networks
  2. December 9, 2010 - Ants lay trail to complex problem-solving
  3. December 10, 2010 - Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants
Background


Clouds and climate modeling

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Clouds warm things up
  2. December 9, 2010 - Cloud 'feedback' affects global climate and warming, study says
  3. December 9, 2010 - Scientists begin 5-month study of cloud life cycles
  4. December 9, 2010 - Climate change forecast is partly cloudy
  5. December 10, 2010 - Cloudy with a chance of leaves: reducing climate uncertainty
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Star system accelerates protons to energies rivaling the LHC
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Mystery of Slow Earthquakes Solved?
  2. December 9, 2010 - Project will monitor tremor activity beneath southern San Andreas Fault
  3. December 10, 2010 - Assessing the seismic hazard of the central eastern United States
Background


Radio astronomy

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Black holes and warped space: New UK telescope shows off first images - also here
Background


Dark energy and galaxy clusters

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Shining new light on dark energy with galaxy clusters
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - The end of planet formation, as told by trace elements from the mantles of Earth, the moon and Mars
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - WISE sees an explosion of infrared light
  2. December 15, 2010 - Gaping Maw
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - The Webb Telescope's actuators: Curving mirrors in space
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - The three ages of Mars
  2. December 10, 2010 - Schiaparelli on Mars shaped by wind, water
Background


Proton size

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - A question of size
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - LHC plans extra year for Higgs hunt
Background



Technology


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Pure nanotube-type growth edges toward the possible - also here
  2. December 7, 2010 - Using new materials to make more reliable nanoelectromechanical systems
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Researchers improve efficiency of low-cost solar cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - How to make graphene with a pencil and sticky tape
  2. December 9, 2010 - Engineers discover graphene's weakness
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Elusive spintronics success could lead to single chip for processing and memory
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Tiny laser light show illuminates quantum computing
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Panasonic, Imec present new thin film packaged MEMS resonator
Background


Quantum entangling gate

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Physicists demonstrate teleportation-based optical quantum entangling gate
Background


Electric solar wind sail

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - EU project to build Electric Solar Wind Sail
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Platinum-coated nanoparticles could lead to better fuel cells
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Avant-garde music offers a gateway to artificial intelligence
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Dip-pen nanolithography with a porous tip generates nanopatterns with viruses
  2. December 10, 2010 - Vibrating nanorods measure thin films for microcircuits
  3. December 11, 2010 - Scientists identify spontaneously chain-reacting molecule
Background


Spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - UCLA receives grant for ongoing research on high-speed, high-density computer memory
Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - Breakthrough towards lab-on-chip system for fast detection of single nucleotide variations in DNA
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - Insulating behavior in topological insulators
Background



Life sciences


Adenine DNA repeats

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Physicists unravel mystery of repetitive DNA segments
Background


Nerve regeneration

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Extensive regeneration in nerve connecting eye to brain achieved
  2. December 7, 2010 - Researchers reverse stroke damage by jumpstarting nerve fibers
  3. December 9, 2010 - Key protein discovered that allows nerve cells to repair themselves
Background


Bacterial quorum sensing

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Learning the language of bacteria
Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Scientists identify mechanism responsible for spreading biofilm infections
Background


Arsenopilic bacteria

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Microbe gets toxic response
  2. December 7, 2010 - Scientist Smackdown: Experts Challenge Story of Arsenic-Loving Bacteria
  3. December 7, 2010 - Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life
  4. December 7, 2010 - Heavy Metal
  5. December 7, 2010 - Doubts Brew About NASA's New Arsenic Life
  6. December 8, 2010 - Author of Controversial Arsenic Paper Speaks
  7. December 8, 2010 - Of arsenic and aliens: What the critics said
  8. December 9, 2010 - Critics raise doubts on NASA's arsenic bacteria
  9. December 10, 2010 - Arsenic bacteria - a post-mortem, a review, and some navel-gazing
Background, Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Life thrives in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor, scientists say
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Dueling dipoles: In search of a new theory of photosynthetic energy transfer
Background


Mice without maternal genes

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - US scientists create mice from two fathers
  2. December 8, 2010 - Reproductive scientists create mice from 2 fathers
  3. December 9, 2010 - Mice Two Dads: Scientists Create Mice With Two Genetic Fathers
  4. December 9, 2010 - Reproduction Hack Makes Mice From Two Dads
  5. December 10, 2010 - Mice Are Created From Two Males
  6. December 13, 2010 - Who's the daddy? The mice with two fathers
  7. December 13, 2010 - Mouse babies have two dads and no mom
Background


Reactive oxygen species and aging

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Researchers use banned herbicide to prolong worms' life
  2. December 9, 2010 - Free radicals not such a bad thing
Background


Logic gates from bacterial communication

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Team develops 'logic gates' to program bacteria as computers - also here
  2. December 9, 2010 - Scientists program bacteria to act like computers
  3. December 13, 2010 - Researchers turn bacterial colonies into logic gates
  4. December 14, 2010 - Researchers open the door to biological computers
Background


GAKIN and T cell activation

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - There's a new 'officer' in the infection control army - also here
Background


Hourglass model of embryonic development

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - Scientists give insight into 200-year-old riddle
  2. December 15, 2010 - Shedding new light on embryonic development
Background, Background


Bacterial DNA repair

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - New research reveals details of microbe's extraordinary maintenance and repair system
Background, Background


Tissue growth from stem cells

References:
  1. December 12, 2010 - Human intestinal tissue grown in the lab
  2. December 12, 2010 - Stem cells turned into complex, functioning intestinal tissue in lab
  3. December 13, 2010 - Scientists create functioning intestinal tissue from stem cells
  4. December 15, 2010 - Intestine grown from stem cells for the first time
Background, Background


Zinc-finger nucleases

References:
  1. December 12, 2010 - Researchers develop faster method of engineering zinc-finger nucleases
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Learning and memory

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Study reveals how taking an active role in learning enhances memory
Background


Depression

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Psychotic-like symptoms associated with poor outcomes in patients with depression
  2. December 7, 2010 - Are depressed people too clean?
Background


Error correction in vision

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Brain's visual circuits do error correction on the fly
Background, Background


Sleep and fear generalization

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Sleep deprivation eliminates fear generalization - also here
Background, Background


Monamine oxidase-A and risk-taking

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Is good luck at gambling all in the genes?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - This is your brain undergoing cognitive dissonance
Background


SynCAM 1 and synapses

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Scientists find molecular glue needed to wire the brain
  2. December 9, 2010 - Fewer synapses equal more efficient learning
Background


Facilitation of long-term potentiation

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Scientists discover brain's inherent ability to focus learning
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Researchers identify possible treatment for impaired sociability
Background


Dopamine and reward learning

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Unlocking the secrets of our compulsions
Background, Background


Evolution of cooperation

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Providing incentives to cooperate can turn swords into ploughshares
Background, Background


Speech suppression of auditory cortex activity

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Our Brains Are Wired So We Can Better Hear Ourselves Speak - also here
Background


Sign language and metaphors

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - Sign languages help us understand the nature of metaphors
Background



Health and medicine


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Tuberculosis May Use Bone Stem Cells to Evade Immune System, Study Finds
  2. December 6, 2010 - Some stem cells protect TB bacteria: Study
  3. December 6, 2010 - Stem Cells Give Tuberculosis a Hand in Hiding Out
  4. December 7, 2010 - New tool for TB: stem cells
  5. December 7, 2010 - TB defence could be Achilles heel
  6. December 8, 2010 - TB bacteria use the body's stem cells to protect themselves
  7. December 8, 2010 - New tuberculosis test cheaper for poor countries - also here
  8. December 9, 2010 - WHO Endorses 'Revolutionary' New Diagnostic Test for TB
  9. December 12, 2010 - Stem cells in TB protection racket
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Combining exenatide with insulin may be 'best result ever' for diabetes patients: UNC expert
  2. December 6, 2010 - Value of exercise combination shown in diabetes study
  3. December 9, 2010 - On...off...on...off... The circuitry of insulin-releasing cells
  4. December 9, 2010 - Study validates Type 1 diabetes computer model's predictive success through lab testing
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Insulin levels found to affect breast cancer survival
  2. December 6, 2010 - Study on skin formation suggests strategies to fight skin cancer
  3. December 6, 2010 - Study identifies drug resistance of CLL in bone marrow and lymph nodes
  4. December 6, 2010 - Phase I trial indicates ponatinib may thwart most resistant CML
  5. December 6, 2010 - Personalized vaccine for lymphoma patients extends disease-free survival by nearly 2 years
  6. December 6, 2010 - Fewer guessing games for lung cancer patients
  7. December 6, 2010 - Novartis drug candidate effective against lymphoma
  8. December 6, 2010 - Celgene shares plummet on Revlimid malignancy data
  9. December 6, 2010 - Novartis' Tasigna beats Glivec in 24-month study
  10. December 7, 2010 - Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk - also here
  11. December 7, 2010 - Study: Aspirin Cuts Deaths From Wide Variety Of Cancers
  12. December 7, 2010 - Study: Daily Aspirin Helps Reduce Cancer Deaths
  13. December 7, 2010 - Low-dose aspirin can improve accuracy of colorectal cancer test
  14. December 7, 2010 - Aspirin sharply reduces cancer risk
  15. December 7, 2010 - Research proves sunblock prevents melanoma
  16. December 7, 2010 - Low-dose aspirin reduces death rates from range of cancers by between 20 and 30 percent
  17. December 7, 2010 - Aspirin may cut cancer deaths, but caution urged - also here
  18. December 7, 2010 - Tests between colonoscopies could be lifesaver for high-risk patients
  19. December 7, 2010 - Small molecule may disarm enemy of cancer-fighting p53
  20. December 7, 2010 - Use of low-dose aspirin associated with improved performance of test for detecting colorectal cancer
  21. December 7, 2010 - 'Vast majority' of acoustic tumor patients benefit from surgery
  22. December 7, 2010 - Onyx myeloma trial, side effects look favorable
  23. December 7, 2010 - Study finds daily aspirin cuts many cancer risks
  24. December 8, 2010 - Study Finds Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk - but Be Careful, Other Docs Warn
  25. December 8, 2010 - Cancer doctors urge caution over taking daily aspirin
  26. December 8, 2010 - Accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer with ultrasound
  27. December 8, 2010 - Surgery complications linked to chemotherapy delay, study finds
  28. December 8, 2010 - Different origins discovered for medulloblastoma tumor subtypes
  29. December 8, 2010 - Living in certain neighborhoods increases the chances older men and women will develop cancer
  30. December 8, 2010 - Study shows child brain tumor is really two cancers
  31. December 9, 2010 - Platinum and blue light combine to combat cancer
  32. December 9, 2010 - A double block of blood vessels to starve cancerous tumors
  33. December 9, 2010 - Sunscreen can prevent melanoma
  34. December 9, 2010 - Non-invasive SRT as good as surgery for elderly patients with early lung cancer
  35. December 9, 2010 - Protein targeted to stop melanoma tumor growth
  36. December 9, 2010 - Estrogen alone is effective for reducing breast cancer risk
  37. December 9, 2010 - Exposure to North Dakota road material may increase risk of lung cancer
  38. December 9, 2010 - Obese women with ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer have poorer survival rates
  39. December 9, 2010 - Personalized molecular therapy shows promising results for people with advanced lung cancer
  40. December 9, 2010 - Adding ipilimumab to standard chemotherapy treatment for late-stage lung cancer may improve survival
  41. December 9, 2010 - Drug combination shows promise for newly diagnosed blood cancer patients, study finds
  42. December 9, 2010 - Identifying lung cancer gene markers shows promise in identifying patients needing chemo
  43. December 9, 2010 - Exemestane may be another first-line, adjuvant therapy for hormone-receptor positive, early-stage breast cancer
  44. December 9, 2010 - Esophageal cancer risk lower than expected for patients with GERD
  45. December 9, 2010 - Researchers uncover new risk factors for brain metastases in breast cancer patients
  46. December 9, 2010 - Bone drug Zometa flops in breast cancer study - also here, here
  47. December 9, 2010 - Aspirin the wonder drug reduces cancer deaths too?
  48. December 9, 2010 - Zometa fails to help breast cancer survival-study
  49. December 9, 2010 - Novartis drug Afinitor slows breast cancer
  50. December 9, 2010 - Wait-and-see OK for some mid-risk prostate cancers
  51. December 10, 2010 - Circulating tumor cells predicted recurrence, death in patients with early-stage breast cancer
  52. December 10, 2010 - Early study analysis suggests exemestane reduces breast density in high risk postmenopausal women
  53. December 10, 2010 - Long-lasting benefit of radiotherapy for localized breast cancer confirmed in study
  54. December 10, 2010 - Pertuzumab and trastuzumab combination improved efficacy for women with HER2-positive breast cancer
  55. December 10, 2010 - Phase III study compared neoadjuvant therapy with lapatinib or trastuzumab for early breast cancer
  56. December 10, 2010 - Trio of drugs may combat 'triple negative' breast cancer
  57. December 10, 2010 - Poor breast cancer prognosis associated with presence of circulating tumor, cancer stem cells
  58. December 10, 2010 - Phase III efficacy data on bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in early breast cancer to be presented
  59. December 10, 2010 - Drug combo helps women with early breast cancer - also here, here
  60. December 10, 2010 - Popular new breast cancer treatment lacks data
  61. December 10, 2010 - Glaxo's Tykerb lags Herceptin in pre-surgery study
  62. December 10, 2010 - Roche drugs, chemo destroy 46 percent of breast tumors
  63. December 11, 2010 - HOXB7 gene promotes tamoxifen resistance
  64. December 11, 2010 - Scientists identify pomegranate juice components that could stop cancer from spreading
  65. December 12, 2010 - Expert analysis of HER2 tests reveals issues with reliability, researchers say
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Heart prevention in people with diabetes using vitamin B1
  2. December 6, 2010 - Social stress leads to atherosclerosis
  3. December 6, 2010 - Sex, race, place of residence influence high blood pressure incidence
  4. December 7, 2010 - New blood test may predict some heart risk
  5. December 7, 2010 - New blood test could detect heart disease in people with no symptoms
  6. December 7, 2010 - New trial studies link between stroke and atrial fibrillation
  7. December 8, 2010 - Whey supplements lower blood pressure
  8. December 9, 2010 - New QRISK score to predict heart disease in younger people
  9. December 9, 2010 - Lower levels of education are associated with increased risks of heart failure
  10. December 9, 2010 - Chinese study suggests that alcohol increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease
  11. December 10, 2010 - Gene knockout shows potential for diabetes-related heart failure
  12. December 10, 2010 - Genetic markers to identify potential heart attack victims discovered
Background


Influenza vaccine

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - A flu vaccine that lasts: Scientists consider prospects for a universal influenza vaccine
  2. December 6, 2010 - Bacteria seek to topple the egg as top flu vaccine tool
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Scientists shed light on blood flow problems in dementia
  2. December 6, 2010 - Metabolism models may explain why Alzheimer's disease kills some neuron types first
  3. December 7, 2010 - Novel compounds show early promise in treatment of Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's
  4. December 8, 2010 - Unraveling Alzheimer's: Simple small molecules could untangle complex disease
  5. December 9, 2010 - A protein's ebb and flow
  6. December 9, 2010 - Impaired clearance, not overproduction of toxic proteins, may underlie Alzheimer's disease
  7. December 9, 2010 - Alzheimer's patients can't effectively clear sticky plaque component
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Heart-attack risk increases rapidly after rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - New tool in the early detection of bowel disease
  2. December 9, 2010 - Immune system changes linked to inflammatory bowel disease revealed
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 6, 2010 - Early safety results promising for Phase I/II trial of gene therapy treatment of hemophilia B
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Stem cell advance a step forward for treatment of brain diseases
  2. December 7, 2010 - Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UCI-created neural stem cell therapy
  3. December 8, 2010 - Japan team says stem cells made paralysed monkey jump again
  4. December 9, 2010 - A 'stitch in time' could help damaged hearts
  5. December 9, 2010 - Duchenne muscular dystrophy is ultimately a stem cell disease
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Mechanism that controls cell movement linked to tumors becoming more aggressive
  2. December 7, 2010 - Ultraviolet light helps skin cancer cells thrive, researchers report
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Scientists identify new concerns for antibiotic resistance, pollution
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Nanoparticle gives antimicrobial ability to fight Listeria longer
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - Potential new treatments for hepatitis B, tuberculosis underway
Background


Cellular stress and neuronal apoptosis

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - New mechanism links cellular stress and brain damage
Background


Weight loss

References:
  1. December 8, 2010 - FDA panel recommends approval for Contrave - also here
Background


Drug discovery

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Supercomputing research opens doors for drug discovery
Background


MicroRNA and stem cells

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - National team of scientists peers into the future of stem cell biology
Background, Background


Abscisic acid and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Researchers discover how natural drug fights inflammation
Background


Vibrio cholerae pathogenicity

References:
  1. December 9, 2010 - Cholera strain evolves new mechanism for causing disease
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - University of Victoria biomedical engineer 'outsmarts' HIV
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. December 10, 2010 - Study finds statin use linked to rare autoimmune muscle disease
Background


Stem cell diabetes therapy

References:
  1. December 12, 2010 - Cells reprogrammed to treat diabetes
  2. December 12, 2010 - 'Grow your own transplant' may be possible for men with type 1 diabetes
  3. December 12, 2010 - Stem Cells From Testes May Cure Diabetic Men
  4. December 13, 2010 - Sperm May Hold Cure for Diabetes
  5. December 13, 2010 - A Potential Cure for Male Diabetics Is Found in Their Own Testicles
  6. December 13, 2010 - Sperm-Producing Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin
  7. December 13, 2010 - Testicles could offer diabetes treatment
Background, Background


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