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Volume 10, Number 34
August 22, 2011


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

Galaxy and cluster evolution
Bose-Einstein condensates
Dark matter
Stellar pollution
Atmospheric hydrocarbons
Spin liquids
Gas and dust in the Sagittarius A* region
Neutrino physics
Atmospheric oxygenation
Higgs boson
Arctic sea ice
Lyman-alpha blobs
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Glacier melting
Wormholes
James Webb Space Telescope
Network synchronization
Neutron stars
Planetary system formation
Sunspots
Extrasolar planets
Positron belt around the Earth
Muon gyromagnetic ratio
Ocean currents and climate
Tests for extra dimensions

Technology

Fuel cells
Spintronics
Metamaterials
3D optical data storage
Nanotechnology
Photovoltaics
Carbon nanotubes
Plastic electronics and photovoltaics
Quantum communication
Anyons and quantum computing
Cognitive computing chip
Quantum computing
Artificial intelligence
Vertical field-effect transistors
Quantum dots
Plasmonics

Life sciences

Angiotensin, aging, and mitochondrial energy production
Ribosomes
Leukocytes and aging
Predictability of evolution
Pre-human tools on Crete
Brain reorganization in jawless fish
Bacteriophage infection mechanism
Pre-nucleosomes
Memory T cells
Bacterial genome instability
Evolutionary innovations in gene regulation
Regenerative biology
Cell surface receptors and the cytoskeleton
Biological amino acids
Oldest fossil microbes
Stress, p53, and DNA damage

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
BDNF and alcohol dependence
Alcohol dependence and gender
Alcohol and sleep
MicroRNA and fear extinction memory
Autism
Addiction
Synaptic pruning
Peripheral vision
Olfaction and memory
Sex differences in mental illness
Consciousness
Scene reversal in visual perception
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Preparation for learning

Health and medicine

Cancer biology
Exercise and mortality
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Anti-inflammatory agents
Gene therapy
Stem cells and cancer
Obesity
Multiple sclerosis
Cardiovascular disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Stem cells
Antibiotic resistance
Celiac disease
AIDS
Nanobiotechnology
Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive health
Asthma
Tuberculosis
Aneuploidy and cancer
SIRT3, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
Diabetes
Canine detection of cancer by scent
Malaria
Metabolic syndrome



Physical sciences


Galaxy and cluster evolution

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Red galaxies fire up galaxy evolution theory
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - How do you catch atoms? In very tiny traps
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Now you see it, now you don't - dark matter detection wars
Background


Stellar pollution

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - White dwarfs gobble Earthlike treats
  2. August 16, 2011 - White Dwarf Stars Consume Rocky Bodies
Background


Atmospheric hydrocarbons

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Ethane levels yield information about changes in greenhouse gas emissions - also here
Background


Spin liquids

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - New study proves that much-sought exotic quantum state of matter can exist
Background


Gas and dust in the Sagittarius A* region

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - The central region of the Milky Way
Background


Neutrino physics

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment begins taking data - also here, here
  2. August 15, 2011 - Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment Up And Running
  3. August 16, 2011 - China-US neutrino facility opens
  4. August 18, 2011 - Antineutrino counters
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Ancient reef minerals hold seawater's secrets
  2. August 16, 2011 - New research shows evidence of early oxygen on our planet
Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - A hint of Higgs: An update from the LHC
  2. August 17, 2011 - Physicists closing in on the elusive Higgs boson
Background


Arctic sea ice

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Model shows polar ice caps can recover from warmer climate-induced melting
Background, Background


Lyman-alpha blobs

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Galaxies Make Giant Gas Clouds Glow
  2. August 17, 2011 - Why Giant Space Blob Is Glowing - Mystery Solved?
  3. August 17, 2011 - Giant space blob glows from within: Primordial cloud of hydrogen found to be centrally powered - also here
  4. August 17, 2011 - Dazzling blobs shed new light on the universe
  5. August 18, 2011 - Giant space blob glows from within
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Little fungi, lots of time, and a mass extinction
Background


Glacier melting

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Research finds Greenland glacier melting faster than expected - also here
Background


Wormholes

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - String theorists suggest space wormholes possible
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Webb Telescope's MIRI flight instrument completes cryogenic testing in the UK
  2. August 18, 2011 - First JWST instrument finishes testing
Background


Network synchronization

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Disordered networks synchronise faster than small world networks
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Researchers theorize that neutrons may be squished into cubes in neutron stars
  2. August 18, 2011 - Cubic neutrons might find it hip to be square
  3. August 18, 2011 - A spinning neutron star is tied to a mysterious tail
Background


Planetary system formation

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Interstellar crashes could throw out habitable planets - also here
  2. August 19, 2011 - Colliding solar systems spell disaster for habitable planets
  3. August 23, 2011 - Stars that steal give birth to backwards planets
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Sunspots Can Now Be Predicted Days in Advance
  2. August 25, 2011 - Sunspot breakthrough
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Colliding solar systems spell disaster for habitable planets
  2. August 19, 2011 - Earth-like planets pile up
Background


Positron belt around the Earth

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Could Earth's ring of antimatter power spacecraft?
  2. August 25, 2011 - Antiproton belt girdles Earth
Background


Muon gyromagnetic ratio

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - New Fermilab experiment to take muons out for a spin
Background


Ocean currents and climate

References:
  1. August 21, 2011 - Newly Discovered Icelandic Current Could Change Climate Picture
  2. August 21, 2011 - Researchers discover Icelandic current, change North Atlantic climate picture
  3. August 21, 2011 - New Iceland current could sway N. Atlantic climate
Background, Background


Tests for extra dimensions

References:
  1. August 21, 2011 - Black holes and pulsars could reveal extra dimensions
Background



Technology


Fuel cells

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Electrochemical strain microscopy generates new view of fuel cells
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Strain and spin may enable ultra-low-energy computing
  2. August 17, 2011 - Rashba gets hotter and more pronounced
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Bending light with better precision
  2. August 16, 2011 - Optical cloaks hide objects in broad daylight
Background


3D optical data storage

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Superman 'memory crystals' to become a reality as scientists store computer data on powerful glass hard drive
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Designer lattices
  2. August 17, 2011 - Researchers find way to align gold nanorods on a large scale
  3. August 19, 2011 - Bifunctional plasmonic / magnetic nanoparticles
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Researchers use tiny gold particles to boost organic solar cell efficiency
  2. August 16, 2011 - Organic photovoltaics: Solar cells of the future?
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Carbon nanotube structures changed by 'attack' from within, researchers discover
  2. August 17, 2011 - Research uncovers reliability issues for carbon nanotubes in future electronics
Background


Plastic electronics and photovoltaics

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - New polymeric material brings companies one step closer to cheaper plastic solar cells and electronics
  2. August 17, 2011 - Faster organic semiconductors for flexible displays can be developed quickly with new method
Background, Background


Quantum communication

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Quantum optical link sets new time records
Background


Anyons and quantum computing

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Researchers discover unconventional properties in quantum mechanical particle
Background


Cognitive computing chip

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - IBM produces first working chips modeled on the human brain
  2. August 18, 2011 - Inside IBM's cognitive chip
  3. August 18, 2011 - IBM Unveils Cognitive Computing Chips
  4. August 18, 2011 - New Computer Chip Modeled on a Living Brain Can Learn and Remember
  5. August 18, 2011 - IBM's New Chips Compute More Like We Do
  6. August 18, 2011 - I.B.M. Announces Brainy Computer Chip
  7. August 18, 2011 - New Chip Borrows Brain's Computing Tricks
  8. August 18, 2011 - IBM pursues chips that behave like brains - also here
  9. August 18, 2011 - IBM Produces Working Prototypes Of A Brain On A Chip -- And Gets It To Play Pong
  10. August 18, 2011 - IBM unveils brain-like chip
  11. August 19, 2011 - A Brainy New Chip Could Make Computers More Like Humans
  12. August 19, 2011 - IBM unveils microchip based on the human brain
  13. August 19, 2011 - UW team part of IBM 'cognitive' computing chip project
  14. August 19, 2011 - IBM unveils microchip based on the human brain
  15. August 22, 2011 - IBM doesn't call it a brain chip
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Scalable entanglement in an optical frequency comb
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Football analysis leads to advance in artificial intelligence
  2. August 18, 2011 - Artificial Intelligence Gets Some Help From Football Players
Background


Vertical field-effect transistors

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Better transistors through quantum mechanics
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Rotating the spin of an exciton
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Bendy 'plasmon' beams focus better than light alone
Background



Life sciences


Angiotensin, aging, and mitochondrial energy production

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Switch in cell's 'power plant' declines with age, rejuvenated by drug
Background, Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Scientists expand knowledge of cell process involved in many diseases
Background


Leukocytes and aging

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Research opens the possibility of temporarily reversing aging in the immune system
  2. August 16, 2011 - Can We Reverse Aging In The Immune System?
Background, Background


Predictability of evolution

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Is Evolution Predictable?
Background


Pre-human tools on Crete

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Human precursors went to sea, team says
Background


Brain reorganization in jawless fish

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Getting inside the mind (and up the nose) of our ancient ancestors
Background


Bacteriophage infection mechanism

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Virus uses 'Swiss Army knife' protein to cause infection
Background


Pre-nucleosomes

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Biologists' discovery may force revision of biology textbooks
Background


Memory T cells

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Strengthening fragile immune memories to fight chronic infections
Background


Bacterial genome instability

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Researchers reveal a new mechanism of genomic instability
Background, Background


Evolutionary innovations in gene regulation

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Three periods of innovation in gene regulation occurred during the evolution of vertebrate animals: study - also here
  2. August 22, 2011 - Exciting discovery about the origin of humans
Background, Background


Regenerative biology

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Regenerative powers in the animal kingdom explored
Background


Cell surface receptors and the cytoskeleton

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Single-molecule imaging reveals how cells prepare to interact with the world
Background


Biological amino acids

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Amino acid alphabet soup - also here
Background


Oldest fossil microbes

References:
  1. August 21, 2011 - New candidates for oldest fossils
  2. August 21, 2011 - World's Oldest Fossils Found in Ancient Australian Beach
  3. August 21, 2011 - Earth's oldest fossils boost hopes for life on Mars
  4. August 21, 2011 - Found: 3.4 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Of Sulfur-Metabolizing Microbes
  5. August 21, 2011 - Oldest reliable fossils show early life was a beach - also here
  6. August 21, 2011 - World's Oldest Fossils Show Sulfur-Based Microbes Lived 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Presenting a New Target for Astrobiology
  7. August 21, 2011 - Team Claims It Has Found Oldest Fossils
  8. August 21, 2011 - Fossil microbes discovered in Australia could be Earth's oldest known life form
  9. August 21, 2011 - Life on Mars? Fossil find shows it's possible
  10. August 22, 2011 - New Oldest Fossils
  11. August 22, 2011 - Oldest well-preserved fossils found in Western Australia
  12. August 22, 2011 - Fossil find shows Martian life possible
  13. August 23, 2011 - 3 Billion-Year-Old Sulfur-Eating Microbes May Be the Oldest Fossils Ever Found
  14. August 23, 2011 - Newly found: the world's oldest fossils!
  15. August 23, 2011 - New find provides window on Earth's oldest life
Background


Stress, p53, and DNA damage

References:
  1. August 21, 2011 - Stress cascade explains DNA damage
  2. August 21, 2011 - At last, a reason why stress causes DNA damage
  3. August 22, 2011 - Scripps Research scientists help pinpoint cause of stress-related DNA damage
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Bottlenecks in the brain limit our ability to multitask
  2. August 16, 2011 - Speaking and understanding speech share the same parts of the brain
  3. August 17, 2011 - How your brain makes near-future predictions
  4. August 19, 2011 - Ready to learn? Brain scans can tell you
Background


BDNF and alcohol dependence

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Linking brain-derived neurotrophic factor to alcohol dependence
Background


Alcohol dependence and gender

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - The aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 polymorphism affects alcohol dependence differently by gender
Background


Alcohol and sleep

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Alcohol interferes with the restorative functions of sleep
Background, Background


MicroRNA and fear extinction memory

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Regulating the formation of fear extinction memory
Background, Background


Autism

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Risk of autism among younger siblings of a child with autism much greater than previously reported
  2. August 18, 2011 - Autism risk rises for siblings of autistic children
Background


Addiction

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Addiction a brain disorder, not just bad behavior - also here
Background


Synaptic pruning

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Brain's synaptic pruning continues into your 20s
Background


Peripheral vision

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Visual grasp of scenes goes AWOL around the edges
Background


Olfaction and memory

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Neuroscientists show activity patterns in fly brain are optimized for memory storage
Background, Background


Sex differences in mental illness

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Study finds sex differences in mental illness
Background, Background


Consciousness

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Scientists open new window into the brain
Background


Scene reversal in visual perception

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Cognitive neuroscientists shed light on how the brain responds to scenes and their mirror-image reversals
Background


Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - New piece to the puzzle of brain function
Background


Preparation for learning

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Natural brain state is primed to learn
  2. August 19, 2011 - Ready to learn? Brain scans can tell you
  3. August 22, 2011 - Want Better Memory? Prepare Your Brain
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Cancer biology

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - How Caffeine Fights Cancer
  2. August 15, 2011 - More evidence that caffeine lowers risk of skin cancer
  3. August 15, 2011 - Researchers identify a signaling pathway as possible target for cancer treatment
  4. August 16, 2011 - 'Methyl magnet' genes can cause family cancer risk
  5. August 16, 2011 - Scientists discover how cancers generate muscle-like contractions to spread around the body
  6. August 16, 2011 - Breast cancer tumor suppressor gene silenced by low O2
  7. August 16, 2011 - Hereditary cancer risk
  8. August 17, 2011 - Coffee's cancer reducing effect explained
Background


Exercise and mortality

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - 15 minutes of physical activity per day reduces risk of death by 14 percent, increases life expectancy by 3 years
  2. August 15, 2011 - 15-minute daily exercise is 'bare minimum for health'
  3. August 15, 2011 - Studies show 15 minutes of daily exercise can help - also here
  4. August 16, 2011 - Daily TV quota of 6 hours could shorten life expectancy by 5 years
  5. August 16, 2011 - More evidence on TV's deadly impact
  6. August 17, 2011 - Three years more life for 15 minutes' exercise a day
Background, Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Beta-blocker associated with better outcomes in treatment of infantile vascular tumors
  2. August 15, 2011 - Vitamin D levels appear to be associated with risk of skin cancer, although relationship is complex
  3. August 15, 2011 - Inhibiting key enzymes kills difficult tumor cells in mice
  4. August 15, 2011 - Triple therapy regime puts patients with leukemic form of cutaneous lymphoma in remission
  5. August 15, 2011 - Immunogene therapy combined with standard treatment is safe for patients with brain tumors
  6. August 15, 2011 - Childhood eye tumor made up of hybrid cells with jumbled development
  7. August 15, 2011 - Study shows relationship between two mutated genes can dictate outcome of prostate cancer
  8. August 15, 2011 - Cancer researchers find key oncoprotein in Merkel cell carcinoma
  9. August 15, 2011 - Researchers demonstrate green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors
  10. August 15, 2011 - New prostate cancer screening test shows promise for diagnosis
  11. August 15, 2011 - Short latencies shown for cancer in young workers with exposures to electro-magnetic fields
  12. August 15, 2011 - IMRT improves outcomes in patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck
  13. August 16, 2011 - Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly
  14. August 16, 2011 - Cigarettes cause half of bladder cancers in women
  15. August 16, 2011 - Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women
  16. August 16, 2011 - Childbearing may increase risk of hormone receptor-negative breast cancer in African-American women
  17. August 16, 2011 - Five inherited genetic variants linked to the most lethal prostate cancers
  18. August 16, 2011 - Researchers discover antibody that may help detect ovarian cancer in earliest stages
  19. August 16, 2011 - BU identifies contributors to high incidence of breast cancer in African-American women
  20. August 16, 2011 - Confirmation that vitamin D acts as a protective agent against the advance of colon cancer
  21. August 17, 2011 - Mayo Clinic receives FDA approval for ovarian and breast cancer vaccines
  22. August 17, 2011 - Blood vessels participate in the eradication of tumors
  23. August 17, 2011 - Near-infrared imaging system shows promise as future pancreatic cancer diagnostic tool
  24. August 17, 2011 - US approves new drug against skin cancer
  25. August 17, 2011 - FDA approves gene-targeting skin cancer drug - also here
  26. August 17, 2011 - New drug tested for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers
  27. August 17, 2011 - Popular herbal supplements may adversely affect chemotherapy treatment
  28. August 17, 2011 - Gene combination increases risk of lung cancer, particularly in light smokers, study finds
  29. August 17, 2011 - Researchers find new hope for treatment of chronic leukemia
  30. August 17, 2011 - FDA approves Roche skin cancer drug Zelboraf
  31. August 18, 2011 - Single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening associated with reduced colorectal cancer
  32. August 18, 2011 - PET scans confirm effectiveness of estrogen-blocking drugs in breast cancer patients
  33. August 18, 2011 - Major advanced cancer study to be led by Uppsala University
  34. August 18, 2011 - Blocking cancer cell's energy generator could lead to new targeted treatments
  35. August 19, 2011 - Researchers on the trail of a treatment for cancer of the immune system
  36. August 19, 2011 - Less-toxic chemo improves outlook for advanced bladder cancer
  37. August 19, 2011 - Modified Ectsasy holds promise as potent blood cancer treatment
  38. August 19, 2011 - FDA approves Seattle Genetics cancer drug
  39. August 21, 2011 - Olaparib shows promise in treating ovarian cancer, even without BRCA mutations
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Study reveals new link between Alzheimer's disease and healthy aging
  2. August 15, 2011 - Research finds enzyme disrupting nerve cell communication in Alzheimer's disease
  3. August 15, 2011 - Exercise may help prevent brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease
  4. August 16, 2011 - Researchers link Alzheimer's to lack of specific protein
  5. August 16, 2011 - Moderate drinking protects against Alzheimer's and cognitive impairment
  6. August 17, 2011 - Time to clear up misconceptions about Alzheimer's
  7. August 18, 2011 - Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease
Background


Anti-inflammatory agents

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - New anti-inflammatory agents silence overactive immune response
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail
  2. August 17, 2011 - Cancer Gene Therapy Using Nanobodies From Camels
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Stem cells central to pathogenesis of mature lymphoid tumors
  2. August 15, 2011 - New insight into the regulation of stem cells and cancer cells
  3. August 16, 2011 - Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur
  4. August 18, 2011 - Cancer stem cells made, not born
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - New tool to help predict death in overweight and obese people
  2. August 15, 2011 - Fat and healthy? Study finds slim isn't always superior
  3. August 17, 2011 - Excess weight in young adulthood predicts shorter lifespan
  4. August 19, 2011 - Mother's BMI linked to fatter babies
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Major genetic study of Multiple Sclerosis reveals DNA hot spots of disease susceptibility
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Virus can cause high blood pressure: Chinese study
  2. August 16, 2011 - Fat around heart may be early indicator of coronary disease
  3. August 16, 2011 - Research shows earlier statin treatment can be cost-effective
  4. August 16, 2011 - New research links obesity with heart rhythm disorder
  5. August 17, 2011 - Potassium-rich diet tied to lower stroke risk
  6. August 19, 2011 - Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can reduce the risk of stroke, but sometimes should be avoided
  7. August 19, 2011 - Not faster, but longer -- new drug changes beat in treating heart failure
  8. August 19, 2011 - Study finds coronary calcium beats C-reactive protein for predicting heart attack and stroke risk
Background


Rheumatoid arthritis

References:
  1. August 15, 2011 - Arthritis sufferers at increased risk of heart disease
  2. August 16, 2011 - Defect in A20 gene expression causes rheumatoid arthritis - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Cells derived from pluripotent stem cells are developmentally immature - also here
  2. August 18, 2011 - Cells from Stem Cells Still Immature
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Realistic simulation of ion flux through membrane sheds light on antibiotic resistance
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. August 16, 2011 - Influence of breast milk vs. formula and genetics on gut microbiota composition could help prevent Celiac disease
  2. August 18, 2011 - Increased celiac disease prevalence in women with unexplained infertility
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Researchers find new clues about how HIV reservoirs may form
  2. August 17, 2011 - Researchers isolate new potent and broadly effective antibodies against HIV
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Manipulating nanoparticles' surface chemistry holds medical promise
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive health

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - Study identifies fish oil's impact on cognition and brain structure
Background


Asthma

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - New asthma risk gene emerges from study of diverse populations
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 17, 2011 - A faster, cheaper way to diagnose TB
Background


Aneuploidy and cancer

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Chromosomes and Cancer
  2. August 18, 2011 - Mutant gene identified that causes abnormal chromosome count, leading to cancer
Background, Background


SIRT3, obesity, and metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Scientists identify gene that exacerbates risk factors for heart disease and diabetes
Background, Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - UF expert: In the quest to cure Type 1 diabetes, scientists must develop better research standards
  2. August 19, 2011 - Metformin and exercise combination less effective for glucose control
Background


Canine detection of cancer by scent

References:
  1. August 18, 2011 - Sniffer dogs can be used to detect lung cancer - also here
  2. August 22, 2011 - Dogs Can Smell Lung Cancer on Your Breath, Even If You’ve Just Had Lunch
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Malaria parasites camouflage themselves from the immune defenses of expectant mothers
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 19, 2011 - Metabolic syndrome may cause kidney disease
Background, Background, Background


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