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Volume 10, Number 6
February 7, 2011


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

Large Hadron Collider
Global warming
James Webb Space Telescope
Artificial 'quantum foam'
Neutron stars
Aerosols
BigBOSS project
Neutrinoless double-beta decay
Radio astronomy
Extrasolar planets
Bulgeless spiral galaxies
Paleoclimatology
Quantum mechanical melting near absolute zero
Supercomputing for cosmology
Pulsars
Water on Mars
Simulation of formation of earliest stars
Scale-invariance and universality in 2-dimensional Bose gases
Planet formation
Solar flares

Technology

Quantum computing
X-ray free-electron lasers
Photovoltaics
Hydrogen storage
Metamaterials
Integrated circuit fabrication technology
Microfluidics
Atom transistors
Graphene
Nanotechnology
Silicon photonics
Gallium nitride electronics
DNA nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Plasmonics
Graphene spintronics
Lab-on-a-chip

Life sciences

Biofilms
Plant evolution
Protein structure
Regulatory T cells and commensal bacteria
Tyrosine phosphorylation
T cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Immunoglobulin G
Centrioles
Differences between embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells
Structural variants in the human genome
Lampreys and immune system evolution
Synthetic biology
Stem cells and oxidative stress
Mechanism of Salmonella infection
Retrotransposon insertion polymorphisms
Horizontal gene transfer in fungi

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Intestinal bacteria and brain function
Oxytocin
Exercise and memory
Working memory
Memory consolidation
Autism
Brain-imaging studies
Sleep and memory
Bilingualism
Chimpanzees and theory of mind
Schizophrenia
Electric fields and neural communication in the brain
Creative problem solving
Consciousness of visual perceptions
Mapping long-distance neural connections in the brain
Sleep
Increase in dendritic spines due to learning
PSD-95 and dendrite formation
Nicotine addiction
Depression
Neural networks in fruit flies

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer detection by dogs
Nanobiotechnology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Tissue engineering of blood vessels
Alzheimer's disease
Cardiovascular disease
Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and inflammatory disease
Antibiotics
Cancer biology
Diabetes
Nitrate and mitochondrial efficiency
Parkinson's disease
AIDS
Antioxidants
Stem cells
MicroRNA and cancer
Stem cells and cancer
Lupus
Multiple sclerosis



Physical sciences


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - CERN announces LHC to run in 2012
  2. January 31, 2011 - LHC will run at 7 TeV in 2012
  3. January 31, 2011 - CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs
  4. January 31, 2011 - LHC's planned upgrade delayed by a year
  5. February 1, 2011 - Hints of new physics postpone LHC upgrade
  6. February 7, 2011 - The LHC Accelerates Higgs Search as the U.S. Shutters Its Tevatron
  7. February 9, 2011 - "Big Bang" scientists map cautious plan for 2011
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Southwest headed for permanent drought
  2. February 2, 2011 - Uncovering climate change clues in Antarctica's icy depths
  3. February 3, 2011 - Arctic warmth: Sea ice at record low levels in January
  4. February 3, 2011 - Mass tree deaths prompt fears of Amazon 'climate tipping point'
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - New Telescope May Confirm Oldest Galaxy, Gaze Further Back in Time
Background


Artificial 'quantum foam'

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - How to cook up 'foamy' space-time in the lab
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Superfluid state for Galaxy's youngest neutron star?
  2. February 4, 2011 - Neutron stars may be cooled by frictionless liquid
  3. February 4, 2011 - Neutron star seen forming exotic new state of matter
Background, Background


Aerosols

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Refining atmospheric climate models
Background


BigBOSS project

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - BigBOSS receives favorable review from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory
  2. February 2, 2011 - Lawrence Berkeley Lab to help map universe
Background, Background


Neutrinoless double-beta decay

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Muon makes tracks in EXO-200 detector
Background


Radio astronomy

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Huge radio telescope array 'listens' to deep space
  2. February 2, 2011 - LOFAR, so good
  3. February 3, 2011 - LOFAR: Giant radio telescope goes multi-national
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - NASA Finds Earth-size Planet Candidates in the Habitable Zone
  2. February 2, 2011 - NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers Extraordinary New Planetary System
  3. February 2, 2011 - NASA Finds Earth-Size Planet Candidates In Habitable Zone, Six Planet System
  4. February 2, 2011 - Kepler's Outrageous Six-planet System
  5. February 2, 2011 - Beyond the stars
  6. February 2, 2011 - A Disturbingly Weird Exoplanet System
  7. February 2, 2011 - Kepler's Plenty: 6 Super-Earths, And 1,200 More Exoplanet Candidates
  8. February 2, 2011 - Motherlode of potential planets found: more than 1200 alien worlds!
  9. February 2, 2011 - Spacecraft sees signs of 1,200-plus worlds
  10. February 2, 2011 - Exoplanet Hunter Finds Bounty of Multi-Planet Solar Systems
  11. February 2, 2011 - NASA spots six planets in tight orbits around sun-like star
  12. February 2, 2011 - NASA: Kepler candidates include dozens of Earth-sized planets
  13. February 2, 2011 - Six New Planets: Mini-Neptunes Found Around Sunlike Star
  14. February 2, 2011 - Kepler Spacecraft Finds 6 New Exoplanets and Hints at 1,200 More
  15. February 2, 2011 - Six small planets orbiting a sun-like star amaze astronomers
  16. February 2, 2011 - NASA Identifies 54 Potentially Habitable Alien Planets
  17. February 2, 2011 - Astronomers Find 6-Pack of Planets in Alien Solar System
  18. February 2, 2011 - NASA's Prolific Planet Hunter: Kepler Telescope By-The-Numbers
  19. February 2, 2011 - Tourist's Guide to the New Alien Planet System Kepler-11
  20. February 2, 2011 - Kepler spots six planets orbiting a star
  21. February 2, 2011 - NASA spots 54 potentially life-friendly planets - also here
  22. February 2, 2011 - Solar system with six exoplanets, others in habitable zones found by NASA's Kepler
  23. February 3, 2011 - Alien Planet Hunt's Next Big Step: Finding Another Earth
  24. February 3, 2011 - Planet Hunter Bill Borucki Calls Kepler Discoveries 'Game-Changing'
  25. February 3, 2011 - A Sky Full of Alien Planets
  26. February 3, 2011 - NASA discovers six-planet solar system
  27. February 3, 2011 - Kepler dramatically boosts exoplanet count
  28. February 3, 2011 - Kepler exoplanets excite astronomers
  29. February 3, 2011 - NASA finds dozens of planets that might support life - also here
  30. February 3, 2011 - Alien solar system packs its planets like sardines
  31. February 3, 2011 - Found: Dozens of planet candidates smaller than Earth
Background


Bulgeless spiral galaxies

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Battle of the Galactic Bulge
  2. February 2, 2011 - A picture-perfect pure-disc galaxy
  3. February 2, 2011 - Oddball Spiral Galaxy Is Flat as a Pancake
  4. February 3, 2011 - Beautiful Spiral Galaxy Has Oddly Flat Center
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Ice cores yield rich history of climate change - also here
  2. February 3, 2011 - New discoveries improve climate models
Background


Quantum mechanical melting near absolute zero

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Research uses quantum mechanics to melt glass at absolute zero
  2. February 7, 2011 - Quantum Fluctuations May Melt Ultracold Glass
  3. February 9, 2011 - Glass melts near absolute zero
Background, Background


Supercomputing for cosmology

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Cosmologists explore Universe with new supercomputer
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Working together to take the pulse of the universe
  2. February 3, 2011 - Stellar discovery excites students
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Rare meteorites reveal Mars collisions caused water flow
Background


Simulation of formation of earliest stars

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - First Stars in Universe Were Not Alone - also here, here
  2. February 3, 2011 - First stars may still shine - also here
  3. February 4, 2011 - The earliest stars may not have been emo loners
  4. February 9, 2011 - Some of Universe's First Stars May Still Be Visible
  5. February 10, 2011 - The Universe's First Stars Weren't Loners After All
Background, Background


Scale-invariance and universality in 2-dimensional Bose gases

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Same rules apply to some experimental systems regardless of scale
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - 'Marstinis' could help explain why the red planet is so small
Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - Double Trouble
  2. February 4, 2011 - New images show cloud exploding from Sun ripples like clouds on Earth
Background



Technology


Quantum computing

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Making quantum memory from an almost-classical system
  2. January 31, 2011 - Physicists challenge classical world with quantum-mechanical implementation of 'shell game'
Background


X-ray free-electron lasers

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - New laser X-ray reveals protein shapes
  2. February 2, 2011 - New laser technique promises to make the subcellular visible
  3. February 2, 2011 - Giant virus, tiny protein crystals show X-ray laser's power and potential
  4. February 2, 2011 - Experiment reaches biology milestone with hard X-ray laser
  5. February 3, 2011 - World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Illuminates Hidden Protein World
  6. February 3, 2011 - Scientists study processes using high-intensity ultrashort X-ray pulses
  7. February 3, 2011 - X-ray laser images single virus particles
  8. February 3, 2011 - Laser blasts sunlight protein into view
  9. February 15, 2011 - X-ray laser finds structure of a single virus as it vaporizes it
Background, Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Sun rises on next solar generation
  2. January 31, 2011 - Stanford scientists see the solar future, and it's all about 'nanodomes' and 'plasmonics'
  3. February 3, 2011 - New approach to solar cells
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - New hydrogen storage material could be added directly to fuel tanks
  2. February 1, 2011 - Fill up your car with hydrogen beads
  3. February 4, 2011 - Structure of hydrogen storage molecule solved, once orientation of nearby ions elucidated
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Metamaterials approach makes better satellite antennas
Background


Integrated circuit fabrication technology

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - UMD advance lights possible new path to creating next gen computer chips
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Diagnostic chip may help hearts, cut costs
Background


Atom transistors

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Novel transistor combines logic and memory functions, drastically reduces power consumption
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Tuning graphene film so it sheds water
  2. February 1, 2011 - Theorists turn to graphene for clues to Higgs
  3. February 4, 2011 - U-bend breakthrough for superfast graphene transistors
  4. February 8, 2011 - Atomically thin 'switch' makes for smarter electronic devices in the future
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Researchers take molecules for a spin
  2. February 3, 2011 - Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies
  3. February 4, 2011 - Team makes nanosheet breakthrough
  4. February 4, 2011 - Breakthrough in nanosheets: Better sensors, computers and batteries
Background


Silicon photonics

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - New center aims to dramatically lower barrier to making silicon photonic chips
  2. February 6, 2011 - Engineers grow nanolasers on silicon, pave way for on-chip photonics
  3. February 7, 2011 - First lasers grown directly on silicon chips
  4. February 8, 2011 - On-chip nanolaser highlights the work still to be done
Background


Gallium nitride electronics

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - New technique boosts high-power potential for gallium nitride electronics
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - DNA: Building block for smaller, smarter electronics?
  2. February 6, 2011 - DNA engine observed in real-time traveling along base pair track
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Scientists test strength of composite bonds one nanotube at a time
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Seeing the light: Scientists bring plasmonic nanofields into focus
Background


Graphene spintronics

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Pure spin current created in graphene
  2. February 7, 2011 - Creating a pure spin current in graphene
Background, Background


Lab-on-a-chip

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - New lab-on-a-chip technology could improve accuracy of lab tests, deliver results sooner
Background



Life sciences


Biofilms

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Bacterial Biofilms Beat Teflon in Repelling Liquids
Background


Plant evolution

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Introduced plants 'becoming Australian'
Background


Protein structure

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - How a protein communicates across long-distances
  2. January 31, 2011 - Communication pathways within proteins may yield new drug targets to stop superbugs
Background


Regulatory T cells and commensal bacteria

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - One bacterium brings on the T cells
Background


Tyrosine phosphorylation

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Different evolutionary paths lead plants and animals to the same crossroads
Background, Background


T cells

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Neighboring immune-system genes: Maintaining independence
  2. February 4, 2011 - Immune cells get switched off by the gradual accumulation of dense clusters of inhibitory proteins
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Researchers develop safer way to make induced pluripotent stem cells
  2. February 4, 2011 - New induced stem cells may unmask cancer at earliest stage
Background


Immunoglobulin G

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Study applies new tools to view dynamic action of immune system molecule
Background


Centrioles

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Making cells turn cartwheels
Background


Differences between embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Flaw in induced-stem-cell model
  2. February 2, 2011 - Cell reprogramming leaves a 'footprint' behind - also here
  3. February 2, 2011 - Stem cells research highs and lows - interactive timeline
  4. February 2, 2011 - Abnormalities discovered in stem cells from adults
  5. February 2, 2011 - Reprogrammed stem cells are loaded with errors
  6. February 2, 2011 - Research into reprogrammed stem cells: an interactive timeline
  7. February 2, 2011 - The iPSC-ESC gap
  8. February 2, 2011 - Abnormalities discovered in stem cells from adults
  9. February 3, 2011 - Progress on Stem Cells: A Meandering March
  10. February 3, 2011 - Some stem cells hold on to their past, researchers say
  11. February 3, 2011 - Nonembryonic stem cells can't forget their past
  12. February 3, 2011 - Created stem cells hold on to their past, researchers say
Background


Structural variants in the human genome

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - The human genome's breaking points
  2. February 2, 2011 - Multiple genome sequencing yields detailed map of structural variants behind our genetic differences
Background


Lampreys and immune system evolution

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Lampreys give clues to evolution of immune system - also here
Background, Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Defining life: the development of an artificial cell
Background


Stem cells and oxidative stress

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Scientists unlock one mystery of tissue regeneration
Background


Mechanism of Salmonella infection

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Scientists identify a deadly tool in Salmonella's bag of tricks
Background


Retrotransposon insertion polymorphisms

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - Researchers capture jumping genes
Background


Horizontal gene transfer in fungi

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - Discovery of jumping gene cluster tangles tree of life
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Intestinal bacteria and brain function

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?
  2. January 31, 2011 - Gut microbes influence behavior
  3. February 1, 2011 - Brain development may be influenced by bacteria in the gut
  4. February 1, 2011 - Bacteria in mouse gut affect development and behaviour
Background, Background


Oxytocin

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Oxytocin may accentuate social tendencies for good or ill - also here
Background


Exercise and memory

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Aerobic exercise boosts memory
  2. January 31, 2011 - Moderate aerobic exercise in older adults shown to modify brain hippocampus, improve memory
  3. January 31, 2011 - Walking Helps Memory For Seniors - also here
  4. February 1, 2011 - Exercise reverses brain volume loss in the elderly
Background


Working memory

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Biologists wipe out a mouse's spatial working memory
Background


Memory consolidation

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Neuroscientists find memory storage, reactivation process more complex than previously thought
Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Neuroscientists find evidence that autistic patients have trouble understanding others' intentions
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Brain scan can tell if a smoker will quit - also here
  2. January 31, 2011 - Brain Scans Predict Likely Success When It Comes to Quitting Smoking
  3. January 31, 2011 - Revealing the wiring that allows us to adapt to the unexpected
Background


Sleep and memory

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Sleep selectively stores useful memories
  2. February 1, 2011 - Sleeping enhances memory - but only the important stuff
Background, Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Bilinguals find it easier to learn a third language
Background


Chimpanzees and theory of mind

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Chimpanzees make inferences about other chimps' behavior
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Schizophrenia gene mutation found; target for new drugs
Background


Electric fields and neural communication in the brain

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Neurobiologists find that weak electrical fields in the brain help neurons fire together - also here
Background


Creative problem solving

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Flash of fresh insight by electrical brain stimulation
  2. February 3, 2011 - Zapping the brain sparks bright ideas
  3. February 4, 2011 - Electrical current to the brain can get people to think different
  4. February 10, 2011 - 'Thinking cap' stimulates heightened insight
  5. February 10, 2011 - 'Thinking cap' makes brain waves in Australia
Background


Consciousness of visual perceptions

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Expectations speed up conscious perception
Background, Background


Mapping long-distance neural connections in the brain

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - The brain knows what the nose smells, but how? Researchers trace the answer - also here
Background


Sleep

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Why do we sleep?
Background


Increase in dendritic spines due to learning

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Learning causes structural changes in affected neurons - also here
Background


PSD-95 and dendrite formation

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Cognitive disorders can be caused by too much of a key protein
Background


Nicotine addiction

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Rodents against diabetes and nicotine addiction
Background


Depression

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - Scientific research reveals brain alterations linking omega 3 deficit with depression
Background


Neural networks in fruit flies

References:
  1. February 6, 2011 - Fly brain structure illuminated
  2. February 6, 2011 - Fly Brains Now in Technicolor
  3. February 7, 2011 - Take a Colorful Peek Inside a Fruit Fly's Brain
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Scientists synthesize long-sought-after anticancer agent
  2. January 31, 2011 - Novel immune system-based gene therapy induces strong responses in metastatic melanoma, sarcoma
  3. January 31, 2011 - Lightning rod for head and neck cancer
  4. January 31, 2011 - Altered cell metabolism has role in brain tumor development
  5. January 31, 2011 - New target, drug potential found for colon cancer
  6. February 1, 2011 - Targeted particle fools brain's guardian to reach tumors
  7. February 1, 2011 - Repeat MRI screening for breast cancer results in fewer false positives
  8. February 1, 2011 - New tumor-tracking technique for radiotherapy spares healthy tissue, could improve cancer treatment
  9. February 1, 2011 - Risk of death higher with Avastin than chemo alone
  10. February 1, 2011 - Protein predicts which cancers will spread
  11. February 2, 2011 - New test may help guide prostate cancer treatment - also here
  12. February 2, 2011 - Some vaccines tied to lower kids' leukemia risk
  13. February 3, 2011 - Physical exercise helps keeps cancer at bay: WHO
  14. February 6, 2011 - Native American ancestry linked to greater risk of relapse in young leukemia patients
Background


Cancer detection by dogs

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Early bowel cancer detected by dogs in Japan
  2. January 31, 2011 - Dogs fight bowel cancer
  3. February 1, 2011 - Labrador Retriever Sniffs Out Bowel Cancer Patients
  4. February 1, 2011 - Cancer-Sniffing Dog May Lead to Less Invasive Tests for Tumors
  5. February 1, 2011 - Cancer-sniffing dog rivals colonoscopy
  6. February 1, 2011 - Dogs sniff out cancer in stool
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - 'Cornell Dots' that light up cancer cells go into clinical trials
  2. January 31, 2011 - Detecting lethal diseases with rust and sand
  3. February 1, 2011 - Early tests find nanoshell therapy effective against brain cancer
  4. February 2, 2011 - New nanoparticles make blood clots visible
  5. February 2, 2011 - Generic drug may improve the effectiveness of cancer nanotherapies
  6. February 3, 2011 - Researchers engineer protein containers to regulate cellular activity
  7. February 4, 2011 - A loose grip provides better chemotherapy
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - You know the probiotics in your peach yogurt are healthful, but now it appears they may also be a powerful treatment for disease
  2. February 6, 2011 - Research links 29 genome regions with common form of inflammatory bowel disease
Background


Tissue engineering of blood vessels

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Team grows arteries with most elastic protein reported, big step for living vascular grafts
  2. February 2, 2011 - Options for off-the-shelf blood vessels expand
  3. February 2, 2011 - Off-the-Shelf Blood Vessels
  4. February 2, 2011 - Bioengineering better blood vessels
  5. February 2, 2011 - Scientists grow blood vessels for human surgery
  6. February 2, 2011 - Biomedical team reports bio-engineered blood vessels
  7. February 3, 2011 - Scientists make bionic 'off the shelf' veins
  8. February 3, 2011 - Scientists grow blood vessels
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Putting top brains to the test with Alzheimer's protein
  2. January 31, 2011 - New path for possible Alzheimer's drugs
  3. February 1, 2011 - New test to study proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases
  4. February 1, 2011 - How Stress May Fuel Neurodegenerative Diseases
  5. February 4, 2011 - Alzheimer's patients may get help from drug originated for diabetes
  6. February 4, 2011 - 2nd member in Alzheimer's toxic duo identified
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Test for blocked neck arteries only necessary for people with stroke risk factors
  2. January 31, 2011 - Young rats given polyphenols show less endothelial function deterioration with aging
  3. February 1, 2011 - How the Super Bowl can break your heart
  4. February 2, 2011 - Vegans' elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12
  5. February 4, 2011 - Researchers identify a gene critical for heart function
  6. February 4, 2011 - Weight-loss surgery may 'remodel' heart
Background


Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and inflammatory disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Cells' energy factories linked to damaging inflammation
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Combatting antibiotic resistant bacteria
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Scientists find key protein that suppresses prostate cancer growth in the laboratory
  2. February 1, 2011 - New metastasis marker found
  3. February 1, 2011 - Level of tumor protein indicates chances cancer will spread
  4. February 2, 2011 - Researchers pinpoint how one cancer gene functions
  5. February 2, 2011 - Researchers identify molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer
  6. February 3, 2011 - Scientists discover mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone
  7. February 4, 2011 - Looking at cancer progression as evolutionary process
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 31, 2011 - Diabetes in pregnancy a risk for mom years later - also here
  2. February 3, 2011 - Type 1 diabetes strongly linked with cold-like virus
Background


Nitrate and mitochondrial efficiency

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Want more efficient muscles? Eat your spinach
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - A new model for studying Parkinson's
  2. February 1, 2011 - A possible cause of Parkinson's disease discovered
  3. February 1, 2011 - More gene clues to Parkinson's discovered
  4. February 2, 2011 - Scientists find 5 new Parkinson's genes - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 1, 2011 - Spanish doctors unveil promising AIDS vaccine
  2. February 3, 2011 - Boosting body's immune response may hold key to HIV cure
  3. February 4, 2011 - HIV-like infection banished from mice
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Roasting coffee beans a dark brown produces valued antioxidants: food scientists
  2. February 6, 2011 - Chocolate is a 'super fruit' - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 2, 2011 - Engineered cells could usher in programmable cell therapies
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Research details how breast tumors thwart a protective piece of RNA
Background, Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - Study unmasks a stem cell origin of skin cancer and the genetic roots of malignancy
Background, Background


Lupus

References:
  1. February 3, 2011 - New clue to lupus: Failed autoimmune suppression mechanism
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 4, 2011 - Imaging against multiple sclerosis: Iodinated radiotracer candidate for PET and SPECT imaging
Background


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