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Volume 9, Number 51
December 20, 2010


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

Eternal inflation and the multiverse
Solar hyperactivity
Quark-gluon plasma
Large Hadron Collider
Extrasolar planets
Paleoclimatology
Global warming
Earthquakes
Simulation of black hole mergers
Ice volcanoes on Titan
Possibility of complex organic molecules on Titan
Micro black holes and string theory
Supernova remnants
Climate effects of soot
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Water on Mars
Gravitational lens astronomy
Oxygen in Earth's mantle
Earth's magnetic field
Global warming and arctic ice
Aerosols and cloud formation
Quantum entanglement
Antarctic ice loss
Amino acids in a meteorite
Gamma-ray bursts
Rapid star formation in early galaxies
Water on Pluto
Earth's core
Dark matter and neutron stars
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer
Plate tectonics
Star-forming regions
Hydrocarbons on Titan
Neutrino astronomy

Technology

Quantum cryptography
Quantum dots
Superconductivity
Nanotechnology
Graphene
Spintronics
DNA sequencing
Quantum computing
Metamaterials
9nm semiconductor circuit technology
Nanofluidics
Iridium and flash memory
Brain-machine interface
Carbon nanotubes
Terahertz technology
Fuel cells
Quantum mechanical behavior of electrons in nanostructures
Skyrmions
Bose-Einstein condensates
Plasmon lasers

Life sciences

Cellular filaments
Extremophiles
Arsenophilic bacteria
Photosynthesis
Use of Golgi apparatus by parasites and bacteria for infection
Reversible proteasome inhibition
Transport of proteins from a cell
Ghrelin receptors and metabolism
Exocytosis
Hydrogen production by cyanobacteria
Brown fat metabolism
Mathematical model of evolution
Biofilms
Protein-protein interfaces
P53, stress, and embryonic development
Mathematical modeling of blood flow
Staphylococcus aureus hemoglobin preferences
Evolution of gene regulatory networks
Sponge epithelium
Essential functions of new genes
Histone code
Differences among primate immune systems
Fetal immune systems
Oxygen sensing in Trichoplax adhaerens
Methylation of transfer RNA as a cellular stress response
Archaea
Archean genetic expansion
Nuclear subcompartments and non-coding RNA

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Rewiring of the visual cortex for auditory processing
Diet and mental illness
Circadian rhythm
Neuropeptide S and memory enhancement
Computer modeling of brain metabolism
Brain-imaging studies
Deep brain stimulation
Animal cognition
Creativity
Unconscious memory
MDMA and empathic feeling
Fear and the amygdala
Autism
Neuropeptide Y, corticotropin-releasing factor, and anxiety
Circadian rhythm in Caenorhabditis elegans
Postsynaptic density proteome

Health and medicine

Immune system aging
Alzheimer's disease
Antioxidants
Cancer
Cancer biology
Stem cells and cancer
Dementia
Stem cells
Weight-loss drugs
Drug delivery
Inflammatory disease vaccine
Rheumatoid arthritis
Stress and health risks
Malaria
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
IL-1 and inflammatory disease
Bone marrow transplant therapy for AIDS
Obesity and genetics
Nanobiotechnology
Cancer vaccines
AIDS
Inflammation and cancer
Viral infections and cancer
Celiac disease
Multiple sclerosis
NDM-1 and antibiotic resistance
Lupus
Prions
Inflammatory bowel disease



Physical sciences


Eternal inflation and the multiverse

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Cosmic Radiation Features Could Suggest Our Universe Is Not Alone
  2. December 17, 2010 - Scientists find first evidence that many universes exist
  3. December 17, 2010 - Microwave radiation map hints at other universes
  4. January 1, 2011 - First Observational Evidence Other Universes?
Technical papers:
  1. Concentric circles in WMAP data may provide evidence of violent pre-Big-Bang activity
  2. First Observational Tests of Eternal Inflation
  3. First Observational Tests of Eternal Inflation: Analysis Methods and WMAP 7-Year Results
  4. Are There Echoes From The Pre-Big Bang Universe? A Search for Low Variance Circles in the CMB Sky
Background, Background, Background


Solar hyperactivity

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Explosions Connected Across Sun's Surface
  2. December 14, 2010 - Huge Solar Explosions Can Rock the Entire Sun
  3. December 14, 2010 - Global eruption rocks the sun
  4. December 14, 2010 - Global eruption rocks Sun
  5. December 15, 2010 - Going global: Watch how solar eruptions are connected
  6. December 15, 2010 - NASA spies storm stretching across the Sun
  7. December 20, 2010 - Surprising Sun Storm
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - A 'Little Bang' arrives at the LHC
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - The latest from the LHC: a well-deserved break
  2. December 13, 2010 - Higgs hunt may delay LHC's planned shutdown
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Planetary 'big brothers' in short supply
  2. December 13, 2010 - First four exoplanet systems imaged
  3. December 14, 2010 - Qatar-led international team finds its first alien world
  4. December 14, 2010 - Combination of satellite missions help detect Earth candidates
  5. December 14, 2010 - New Alien Planet Discovered By Qatar-Led Team
  6. December 15, 2010 - Learning from hot Jupiters
  7. December 16, 2010 - Studying Earth-like planet's atmosphere in detail
  8. December 17, 2010 - Could we detect trees on other planets?
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Bering Sea was ice-free and full of life during last warm period, study finds - also here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US due to climate change
  2. December 15, 2010 - In past decade, clouds created positive climate feedback
  3. December 15, 2010 - NASA maps show global warming since 1880
  4. December 16, 2010 - Soil responsible for heat waves
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - 'Array of arrays' coaxing secrets from unfelt seismic tremor events
  2. December 16, 2010 - Mexico quake studies uncover surprises for California
Background


Simulation of black hole mergers

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Giant Black Hole Swallows Smaller One in Breakthrough Simulation
Background


Ice volcanoes on Titan

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano on Saturn Moon - also here
  2. December 14, 2010 - 'Ice volcano' identified on Saturn's moon Titan
  3. December 14, 2010 - First Volcano Sighting on Saturn's Most Earthlike Moon
  4. December 14, 2010 - Giant Ice Volcano Candidate Found On Saturn Moon - also here, here
  5. December 14, 2010 - Giant ice volcano may have been found on Titan
  6. December 14, 2010 - Ice Volcano Found on Saturn Moon Titan
  7. December 14, 2010 - Possible Ice Volcano Spied on Giant Saturn Moon - also here
  8. December 15, 2010 - Found: New Evidence of Ice Volcanoes on Titan
  9. December 15, 2010 - Saturn Moon Has Ice Volcano - And Maybe Life?
  10. December 16, 2010 - Discovery of Cold Volcanoes on Saturnian Moon May Solve Methane Mystery
Background


Possibility of complex organic molecules on Titan

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Life's Ingredients Could Form on Titan's Surface
Background


Micro black holes and string theory

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - No black holes, but extra time at LHC
  2. December 16, 2010 - Collider creates no black holes
  3. December 17, 2010 - LHC's Lack of Black Holes Rules Out Some Versions of String Theory
  4. December 17, 2010 - Missing Black Holes Cause Trouble for String Theory - also here
  5. December 17, 2010 - No black holes found at LHC - yet
  6. December 19, 2010 - Large Hadron Collider finds no signatures of microscopic black holes
  7. December 30, 2010 - No microscopic black holes yet
Background, Background, Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Celestial Ornament
  2. December 14, 2010 - Hubble spots a celestial bauble
  3. December 14, 2010 - Star Explosion Shines Like Christmas Ornament In Hubble Photo
  4. December 15, 2010 - Cosmic Gem
Background


Climate effects of soot

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Cutting Soot Counteracts Warming in California
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Gassy volcanoes tied to mass extinction - also here
  2. December 14, 2010 - The day the algae died
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Mars Has Liquid Water Close to Surface, Study Hints
  2. December 15, 2010 - Martian Perspective
  3. December 17, 2010 - Rugged Martian Terrain
  4. December 17, 2010 - Teardrop Mesas
Background


Gravitational lens astronomy

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Penn astronomer opens new window on the universe's past
Background


Oxygen in Earth's mantle

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Geologist's discoveries resolve debate about oxygen in Earth's mantle - also here
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Iron Age Copper Reveals Earth's Stronger, Faster Magnetic Field
  2. December 16, 2010 - First measurement of magnetic field in Earth's core
  3. December 17, 2010 - First Measurement of Earth's Inner Magnetism Made
Background


Global warming and arctic ice

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - No tipping point for polar bears' Arctic ice
  2. December 15, 2010 - Polar bears still on thin ice, but cutting greenhouse gases now can avert extinction - also here
  3. December 15, 2010 - Arctic icecap safe from runaway melting: study
  4. December 15, 2010 - It's not too late for polar bears, scientists say - also here
  5. December 16, 2010 - Arctic icecap 'safe' from runaway melting
  6. December 16, 2010 - Ice refuge may be polar bears' last stand
  7. December 21, 2010 - Polar bears no longer on 'thin ice': researchers say polar bears could face brighter future
Background


Aerosols and cloud formation

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Forging cloud anvils: Pollution particles enlarge and extend the lifetime of storm clouds
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Quantum theory survives latest challenge
Background


Antarctic ice loss

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Wind, warmer water driving Antarctica ice loss - also here
  2. December 16, 2010 - Unstable Antarctica: What's driving ice loss?
Background


Amino acids in a meteorite

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - NASA Discovers Asteroid Delivered Assortment of Meteorites
  2. December 16, 2010 - Building blocks of life created in 'Impossible' place
  3. December 16, 2010 - Life's Building Blocks Found on Surprising Meteorite
  4. December 17, 2010 - Life's building blocks found in meteorite
  5. December 17, 2010 - NASA Finds Amino Acids on Impossible Meteorite
  6. December 20, 2010 - Life Ingredients Found in Superhot Meteorites - A First
  7. December 21, 2010 - Amino acids in meteorite may have unexpected origin
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Cosmic Dust Blocks Biggest Space Explosions
  2. December 16, 2010 - What's Hiding the Universe's Brightest Explosions?
  3. December 16, 2010 - Light dawns on dark gamma-ray bursts
Background


Rapid star formation in early galaxies

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Whopping Celestial Baby Boom Revealed in Early Universe
  2. December 17, 2010 - Herschel looks back in time to see today's stars bursting into life - also here
Background, Background


Water on Pluto

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Pluto Has Oceans Under Ice?
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Tiny 3-D images shed light on origin of Earth's core
Background


Dark matter and neutron stars

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Theorists seek dark matter in hot neutron stars
Background, Background


Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - The many galaxy 'flavors'
Background, Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Ancient raindrops reveal a wave of mountains sent south by sinking Farallon plate
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Peering into the interior of a dark interstellar cloud with the APEX telescope
  2. December 17, 2010 - Rare Space Molecules Point Toward Star Nurseries
Background


Hydrocarbons on Titan

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Saturn Moon's 'Lake Ontario': Shallow and Virtually Wave-free
Background


Neutrino astronomy

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - NSF, University of Wisconsin-Madison Complete Construction of the World's Largest Neutrino Observatory
  2. December 20, 2010 - IceCube: World's largest neutrino observatory completed at South Pole
  3. December 21, 2010 - South Pole neutrino detector complete
  4. December 23, 2010 - World's Largest Neutrino Detector Completed at South Pole
  5. December 23, 2010 - World's largest neutrino detector completed
  6. December 23, 2010 - Antarctic IceCube observatory to hunt dark matter
  7. December 23, 2010 - Incredible IceCube observatory built 8,000ft BENEATH the Antarctic ice designed to catch mysterious particles from space
  8. December 28, 2010 - The World's Biggest, Iciest Particle Detector
  9. December 29, 2010 - IceCube completed
  10. January 6, 2011 - Huge Observatory 1.5 Miles Deep in Antarctic Ice
Background, Background



Technology


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Quantum cryptography is secure... except when it's not
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Quantum-dot LED screens may soon rival OLEDs and LCDs
  2. December 14, 2010 - Single quantum dot nanowire photodetectors
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Magnetism relieves electrons of their resistance
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Polymer scientists make imprint on nanolithography
  2. December 15, 2010 - Study improves understanding of method for creating multi-metal nanoparticles - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - An element of Nobel-ity: Michigan Tech's carbon connection
  2. December 13, 2010 - Textbook physics from a cutting-edge material
  3. December 15, 2010 - Less is more when measuring fragile atomic bonds
  4. December 17, 2010 - Putting the squeeze on bilayer graphene
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - An electronic dance of spins and orbits
  2. December 16, 2010 - A 'spin ratchet': A new electronic structure for generating spin current
  3. December 16, 2010 - Computer memory takes a spin: Physicists read data after storing them in atomic nuclei for 112 seconds
  4. December 19, 2010 - Semiconductor memory stores spins
  5. December 20, 2010 - Scientists create the world's smallest potential computer memory
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - DNA sequencing for the masses
  2. December 14, 2010 - Slashing the cost of DNA sequencing
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Waveguides make quantum computers more reliable
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Metamaterials offer a path through the looking glass
  2. December 16, 2010 - Physicist developing, improving designer optical materials
Background


9nm semiconductor circuit technology

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Taiwan scientists claim microchip 'breakthrough'
Background


Nanofluidics

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Tiny channels carry big information
Background, Background


Iridium and flash memory

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Iridium is attractive for improving flash memory chips
Background


Brain-machine interface

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Researchers create early disease detection and drug delivery device for single living cells
  2. December 17, 2010 - How do you cut a nanotube? Lots of compression
Background


Terahertz technology

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - New hope for terahertz: New laser operates at higher temperatures than some thought possible
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Researchers develop organometallic fuel cell
Background


Quantum mechanical behavior of electrons in nanostructures

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Quantum or not? Mathematical equations resolve nanostructures behavior
Background, Background, Background


Skyrmions

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Electric current moves magnetic vortices
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Wind blowing over an ultracold sea
Background


Plasmon lasers

References:
  1. December 19, 2010 - Scientists take plasmon lasers out of deep freeze - also here
Background



Life sciences


Cellular filaments

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Filament-making proteins offer hints to cell structure
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Canadian Microbes Give Clues for Life on Icy Moons
  2. December 14, 2010 - Ocean may contain nuclear powered microbes
Background


Arsenophilic bacteria

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - LU researcher: NASA's ET hype does disservice to science
  2. December 15, 2010 - NASA's arsenic-eating life form gets a second look
  3. December 16, 2010 - NASA's arsenic life-form scientist answers critics
  4. December 16, 2010 - Arsenic bacteria study authors respond to critics
  5. December 17, 2010 - NASA's arsenic life-form scientist answers critics
  6. December 20, 2010 - Exclusive Interview: Discoverer of Arsenic Bacteria, in the Eye of the Storm
  7. December 20, 2010 - Dreams
Background, Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Engineers Mimic Photosynthesis to Harvest Light Energy
Background


Use of Golgi apparatus by parasites and bacteria for infection

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Parasite and bacterium illustrate convergent evolution: Both hijack cells' 'post office'
Background, Background


Reversible proteasome inhibition

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - A new mechanism for reversible proteasome inhibition
Background, Background


Transport of proteins from a cell

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - How cells export and embed proteins in the membrane
Background


Ghrelin receptors and metabolism

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Deleting ghrelin receptor, but not ghrelin, turns up fat-burning thermostat
Background


Exocytosis

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Small details between 'in vivo' and 'in vitro' studies make for big differences
Background


Hydrogen production by cyanobacteria

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Hydrogen production comes naturally to ocean microbe
  2. December 14, 2010 - Champion hydrogen-producing microbe
Background


Brown fat metabolism

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Mice missing protein burn more fat
Background


Mathematical model of evolution

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - New mathematics research proves there's plenty of time for evolution
Background, Background


Biofilms

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Scientists turn the tables on infectious bacteria
Background


Protein-protein interfaces

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Study classifies and uses artificial proteins to analyze protein-protein interfaces
Background


P53, stress, and embryonic development

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - p53 determines organ size
Background


Mathematical modeling of blood flow

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Hepling the heart with math
Background, Background


Staphylococcus aureus hemoglobin preferences

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Blood-sucking superbug prefers taste of humans
  2. December 15, 2010 - Staph's Trail Points to Human Susceptibilities
Background


Evolution of gene regulatory networks

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Yeast link sex, starvation into single regulatory network
  2. December 17, 2010 - Yeast 'rewired' to mate when starving
Background


Sponge epithelium

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Skin was the first organ to evolve
Background


Essential functions of new genes

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - New genes are as essential as ancient ones
Background


Histone code

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Tools used to decipher 'histone code' may be faulty
Background


Differences among primate immune systems

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses: Primate immune system differences identified
  2. December 16, 2010 - Sick apes
Background


Fetal immune systems

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Researchers find new source of immune cells during pregnancy
Background


Oxygen sensing in Trichoplax adhaerens

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - 550 million years ago rise in oxygen drove evolution of animal life
Background


Methylation of transfer RNA as a cellular stress response

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Cells fight stress by reprogramming a system of RNA modifications
Background, Background


Archaea

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - New species of archaeon named after ASU professor
Background


Archean genetic expansion

References:
  1. December 19, 2010 - Scientists decipher 3 billion-year-old genomic fossils - also here
  2. December 19, 2010 - Early life genes diversified 3.3 billion years ago
  3. December 20, 2010 - Life on Earth kickstarted 3 billion years ago
  4. December 21, 2010 - About a quarter of present-day life's DNA blueprint was sketched out by 2.8 billion years ago - also here
  5. December 23, 2010 - The evolutionary burst that made Earth oxygen-rich
Background, Background


Nuclear subcompartments and non-coding RNA

References:
  1. December 19, 2010 - Study finds that two non-coding RNAs trigger formation of a nuclear subcompartment
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Rewiring of the visual cortex for auditory processing

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Why Can Some Blind People Process Speech Far Faster Than Sighted Persons?
Background, Background


Diet and mental illness

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Scientist shows link between diet and onset of mental illness
Background, Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - New compound disrupts clock
  2. December 14, 2010 - Researchers discover compound with potent effects on the biological clock
  3. December 15, 2010 - Chemical could reset circadian clock
  4. December 16, 2010 - New chemical may lead to jet lag drug
Background


Neuropeptide S and memory enhancement

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Researchers find novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain
Background, Background


Computer modeling of brain metabolism

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Research shows stopping a thought puts more strain on the brain
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Fighter pilots' brains are 'more sensitive'
  2. December 16, 2010 - Brain circuit predicts others' honesty
  3. December 17, 2010 - Study links emotional and neural responses to musical performance
Background


Deep brain stimulation

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Scientists identify elusive neuronal targets of deep brain stimulation
Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - A Dog's Growl Announces Its Size
  2. December 17, 2010 - Dogs can tell canine size through growls
Background


Creativity

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - A positive mood allows your brain to think more creatively - also here
  2. December 17, 2010 - Creativity vies with language in brain
Background


Unconscious memory

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Where unconscious memories form - also here
Background


MDMA and empathic feeling

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - MDMA: Empathogen or love potion?
Background


Fear and the amygdala

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Fearless Woman Lacks Key Part of Brain
  2. December 16, 2010 - Woman lacking basic brain structure isn't scared of anything - also here
  3. December 16, 2010 - Fear discovery could lead to new interventions for PTSD
  4. December 17, 2010 - Fearless woman helps unlock anxiety puzzle
Background


Autism

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Researchers develop mouse model to help find how a gene mutation leads to autism
  2. December 16, 2010 - Clinical trial for Rett syndrome launched
  3. December 17, 2010 - Researcher finds proximity to freeway associated with autism
Background


Neuropeptide Y, corticotropin-releasing factor, and anxiety

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Researchers discover new way to reduce anxiety, stress
Background


Circadian rhythm in Caenorhabditis elegans

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Breakthrough in worm research has implications for human disease studies
Background


Postsynaptic density proteome

References:
  1. December 19, 2010 - The genetic basis of 130 brain diseases
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Immune system aging

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - UCSF 'fountain of youth' pill could restore aging immune system
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Protein restores learning, memory in Alzheimer's mouse model
  2. December 13, 2010 - High levels of 'good' cholesterol may be associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
  3. December 14, 2010 - It's time for a new approach to Alzheimer's disease
  4. December 14, 2010 - Case study on Alzheimer's disease looks at progression before and after death
  5. December 14, 2010 - Study of cerebrospinal fluid reveals potential new Alzheimer's gene
  6. December 15, 2010 - Brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's revealed in MRI scans
  7. December 16, 2010 - Scientists identify the largest network of protein interactions related to Alzheimer's disease
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Squeezing maximum health benefits out of the orange in your stocking
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Killing drug-resistant melanoma requires combination therapy
  2. December 13, 2010 - Biological diversity of ovarian cancer lessens value of screening
  3. December 13, 2010 - Signs of womb cancer can be seen with early screening
  4. December 13, 2010 - Study: Osteoporosis drug reduces bone loss, tumor size in oral cancer
  5. December 14, 2010 - Y-90 radioembolization offers promise for late-stage liver cancer
  6. December 14, 2010 - Survival over single-line treatment improved with use of combo drug cancer therapy
  7. December 14, 2010 - Cell of origin for brain tumors may predict response to therapy
  8. December 14, 2010 - Scientists identify how virus triggers cervical and mouth cancer
  9. December 14, 2010 - Study identifies genetic mutations associated with tumor of adrenal gland
  10. December 14, 2010 - Gene information predicts survival time, possible new treatment options for lung-cancer patients
  11. December 15, 2010 - Gene linked to some smokers' lung cancer
  12. December 15, 2010 - deCODE discovers genetic markers that improve the power of PSA testing for detecting prostate cancer
  13. December 15, 2010 - Study: Gene markers may aid prostate cancer test
  14. December 15, 2010 - Novel therapy for metastatic kidney cancer developed
  15. December 15, 2010 - Insight offers new angle of attack on variety of brain tumors
  16. December 15, 2010 - Body fat distribution associated with a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer
  17. December 16, 2010 - Liver cancer in cirrhotic patients effectively treated with radiofrequency ablation
  18. December 16, 2010 - New approaches refine molecular imaging for detecting cancer metastasis
  19. December 16, 2010 - Scientists discover powerful biomarker panel for the early detection of breast cancer
  20. December 16, 2010 - Decades after childhood radiation, thyroid cancer a concern
  21. December 16, 2010 - PSA test better predicts cancer in men taking prostate-shrinking drug
  22. December 16, 2010 - FDA: Avastin should not be used for breast cancer - also here
  23. December 17, 2010 - Samples of vital human tumor tissue irradiated with ions for the first time
  24. December 17, 2010 - Some patients cured by outpatient lung cancer treatment
  25. December 19, 2010 - Leukaemia's weak spot targeted and destroyed
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Defective cell surface 'glue' is key to tumor invasion
  2. December 13, 2010 - Ovarian cancer advances when genes are silenced
  3. December 14, 2010 - Cancer cells dupe the body's immune system
  4. December 14, 2010 - Zebrafish provide new hope for cancer treatment
  5. December 15, 2010 - Missing molecules hold promise of therapy for pancreatic cancer
  6. December 15, 2010 - Immune system may impact tumor blood supply
  7. December 15, 2010 - Protein disables p53, drives breast cells toward cancer transition
  8. December 16, 2010 - Fewer mutations in kids' cancer
  9. December 16, 2010 - Blocking the critical structure that lets cancer cells move -- their feet
  10. December 16, 2010 - Key information about breast cancer risk and development is found in 'junk' DNA
  11. December 16, 2010 - Genome code cracked for most common form of pediatric brain cancer
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Researchers make critical leukemia stem cell discovery
  2. December 14, 2010 - The stemness of cancer cells
Background, Background


Dementia

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Strength training for seniors provides cognitive function, economic benefits: study
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 13, 2010 - Cells 'feel' the difference between stiff or soft and thick or thin matrix
  2. December 13, 2010 - Stem cells used to make pancreas, gut cells
  3. December 14, 2010 - Human umbilical cord blood cells found to enhance survival and maturation of key brain cells
  4. December 15, 2010 - Study identifies multitude of genetic regions key to embryonic stem cell development
  5. December 15, 2010 - Soft substrate promotes pluripotent stem cell culture
Background


Weight-loss drugs

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Slim spoils for obesity drugs
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - 'Magnetic sponge' could be a new form of cell and drug delivery
Background


Inflammatory disease vaccine

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Vaccine boosts your immune system
Background, Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Smoking behind more than a third of severe rheumatoid arthritis cases
Background


Stress and health risks

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Scientists expose health risks of not responding to stress
Background, Background, Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - MVI, Merck, NYU collaborate to research potential malaria vaccine
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Nano-measurement of troponin levels proves an accurate predictor of deterioration in heart failure
  2. December 15, 2010 - Compound derived from curry spice is neuroprotective against stroke and traumatic brain injury
  3. December 15, 2010 - Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels may not affect cardiovascular mortality
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Inhaled corticosteroids increase diabetes mellitus risk
Background


IL-1 and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Researchers discover new signaling pathway linked to inflammatory disease
Background


Bone marrow transplant therapy for AIDS

References:
  1. December 14, 2010 - Stem-cell treatment 'cures' HIV patient - also here
  2. December 15, 2010 - Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of AIDS, But Experts Urge Caution
  3. December 15, 2010 - Researchers report possible HIV infection cure; others cite dangers
  4. December 15, 2010 - Why HIV advance is not a universal cure
  5. December 15, 2010 - Cutting Through the Hype Surrounding One Man's HIV 'Cure'
  6. December 15, 2010 - HIV cure a success, but won't work for everyone
  7. December 15, 2010 - Report: Transplant may have cured man of AIDS - also here, here
  8. December 15, 2010 - Stem cell transplant cures HIV in the Berlin Patient
Background


Obesity and genetics

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Feast, famine and the genetics of obesity: You can't have it both ways
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Nanoscale gene 'ignition switch' may help spot and treat cancer
  2. December 17, 2010 - Nanoparticles deliver one-two therapeutic punch to kill tumor cells
  3. December 17, 2010 - Tracking therapeutic nanoparticles that target breast tumors
Background


Cancer vaccines

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Scientists discover potential strategy to improve cancer vaccines
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - New discoveries make it harder for HIV to hide from drugs
  2. December 15, 2010 - Multiple personalities of an HIV protein
Background


Inflammation and cancer

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Breast inflammation is key to cancer growth, researchers say
Background, Background


Viral infections and cancer

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Scientists decode secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer
Background, Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Study supports gluten-free diet in potential celiac disease patients
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. December 15, 2010 - Link between cholesterol compound and multiple sclerosis unlikely, researchers say
Background


NDM-1 and antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Drug-Resistant Genes Spread among Bacteria
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. December 16, 2010 - Immune cell plays unexpected role in autoimmune disease
Background


Prions

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - Scientists show prions mutate and adapt to host environment
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. December 17, 2010 - The heritability of Crohn's disease better understood
Background


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