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Volume 10, Number 35
August 29, 2011


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

Higgs boson
Extrasolar planets
Extrasolar planet habitability
Declining rate of star formation
Supernovae
Majorana fermions in topological insulator
Water on Mars
Y dwarf stars
B meson decay
Global warming
Earthquakes
Tidal disruption of star by supermassive black hole
Gravitational equivalence principle
Quantum correlation
Cosmic rays and climate
Carbon companion of pulsar
Milky Way halo gas
Supermassive black hole jets from a spiral galaxy
Neutrino mass disparity
Spiral galaxy simulation
Quantum entanglement of macroscopic objects
Z-prime boson
Recent Milky Way star formation surge
James Webb Space Telescope
Solar eruptions
Gas cloud explosions in the early universe
Supersymmetry

Technology

Superconducting logic circuits
Laser plasma accelerators
Carbon nanotubes
Single-photon optical router
Nanotechnology
Multiferroic materials
Photonic circuits
Hydrogen production
Graphene
Quantum memory
Use of polarization in fiber optics
Quantum optics
Photonics

Life sciences

Microbial nanowires
Cooking and human evolution
Evolutionary change rate
Early embryonic development
Scaling in development
Salmonella virulence
Calcium channels in T cells
Ebola virus infection
Use of zinc-finger nucleases to silence noncoding RNA
Heat shock response and protein misfolding
Transport of tail-anchored membrane proteins
Human mitochondrion transcriptome
Interferons
Interbreeding and the human immune system
Chromosome organization diversification
CD8 α+ dendritic cells
Body size and speciation
Centromeres
Bacterial response to environmental change
Arabidopsis 1001 genomes project
Chromosome positioning in oocytes
LincRNA and embryonic development

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Time perception
Place cells and episodic memory
Brain-imaging studies
Neurotransmission
Time encoding in memory
Epigenetics, addiction, and depression
Mouse brain atlas of gene expression
Schizophrenia
Sleep deprivation and cognition
Declarative memory
Learning
Short-term information storage in the brain
Behavioral habituation
Neuronal guidance cues
Connectome Project
Response of human amygdala to animals
Free radicals in the hypothalamus and appetite

Health and medicine

Antibody-drug conjugates
Alzheimer's disease
GB virus C
Cancer
MicroRNA and cancer
Diabetes
Cognitive impairment
Obesity
Parkinson's disease
Cardiovascular disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Stem cells
Stem cells and cancer
Antibiotics
Metabolic syndrome
AIDS
P53, MET, and cell motility
Gene therapy
Immune system response to influenza
Influenza B virus infection
Health benefits of physical activity



Physical sciences


Higgs boson

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Higgs signal sinks from view
  2. August 22, 2011 - Hints of Higgs Boson Appear Weaker
  3. August 22, 2011 - LHC experiments eliminate more Higgs hiding spots - also here
  4. August 22, 2011 - Hunt for the Higgs enters endgame
  5. August 22, 2011 - Higgs boson range narrows at European collider
  6. August 22, 2011 - Higgs boson is running out of places to hide
  7. August 22, 2011 - Higgs boson may be a mirage, scientists hint
  8. August 23, 2011 - More inverse femtobarns, fewer places for the Higgs to hide
  9. August 23, 2011 - Hints fade of elusive Higgs boson - also here
  10. August 23, 2011 - Higgs boson may be a mirage
  11. August 23, 2011 - A Higgs Setback: Did Stephen Hawking Just Win the Most Outrageous Bet in Physics History?
  12. August 25, 2011 - Higgs boson out of hiding places: CERN chief
  13. August 28, 2011 - Don't panic about the missing Higgs - for now
  14. September 1, 2011 - A lighter Higgs, but chase continues
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Super-Earth spotted on the edge of habitable zone
  2. August 22, 2011 - Hubble to target 'hot jupiters'
Background


Extrasolar planet habitability

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Habitable zones
  2. August 26, 2011 - Greenhouse effect could extend habitable zone
  3. November 29, 2011 - Greenhouse Effect Could Extend Habitable Zone in Alien Solar Systems
Background, Background


Declining rate of star formation

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Galaxies are running out of gas: study
  2. August 23, 2011 - Galaxies are running out of gas
  3. August 23, 2011 - Universe running low on gas: study
Background, Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Are stellar explosions created equal?
  2. August 25, 2011 - Nearby supernova may illuminate dark energy puzzle
  3. August 25, 2011 - Nearby supernova blooms into view
  4. August 26, 2011 - Observing the Pinwheel's supernova
  5. August 25, 2011 - 'Instant cosmic classic' supernova discovered
  6. August 25, 2011 - Supernova Erupts in M101
  7. August 26, 2011 - Class act supernova caught on telescope
  8. August 26, 2011 - Closest Supernova in 25 Years Is a 'Cosmic Classic,' Astronomers Say
  9. August 30, 2011 - Supernova in nearby Pinwheel Galaxy excites astronomers
  10. September 7, 2011 - Astronomers catch supernova in the act
  11. September 8, 2011 - Young, nearby supernova dazzles scientists
Background


Majorana fermions in topological insulator

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Majorana fermions inch closer to reality
Background, Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Out of thin Martian air
  2. August 28, 2011 - New Evidence for Cold Ocean on Early Mars
Background


Y dwarf stars

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - NASA Satellite Finds Coldest, Darkest Stars Yet
  2. August 23, 2011 - Coolest brown dwarf discovered
  3. August 24, 2011 - Stars as cool as the human body discovered
  4. August 24, 2011 - As cool as the human body: Wise mission discovers coolest class of stars
  5. August 25, 2011 - How Cold Is a Y Dwarf Star? Even You Are Warmer - also here
  6. August 26, 2011 - WISE spots coolest stars in the Universe
Background


B meson decay

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Rare particle decay could mean new physics
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Thawing permafrost could release vast amounts of carbon, accelerate climate change by the end of this century
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Virginia
  2. August 23, 2011 - Earthquake shakes eastern United States
  3. August 23, 2011 - Rare Earthquake Hits Virginia, Rattles U.S. East Coast
  4. August 23, 2011 - Eastern U.S. Faces Potential for Large Earthquake Losses
  5. August 23, 2011 - Ten Things You Should Know About the East Coast Quake
  6. August 23, 2011 - Magnitude 5.8 - VIRGINIA
  7. August 23, 2011 - Why was the East Coast earthquake felt so far from the epicenter?
  8. August 23, 2011 - 5.8 Virginia earthquake shakes East Coast, rattles residents
  9. August 23, 2011 - For central Virginia's seismic zone, quake is an event of rare magnitude
  10. August 23, 2011 - 5.8 quake hits Va.; Felt along U.S. East Coast
  11. August 23, 2011 - 5.8 M quake hits US east coast, nuke plants shut down
  12. August 24, 2011 - U.S. East Coast earthquake explained - also here
  13. August 24, 2011 - Briefing: The Virginia earthquake and unexpected quakes
  14. August 24, 2011 - East vs. West quakes: Way different creatures - also here
  15. August 25, 2011 - Eastern earthquake unusual but not remarkable
  16. August 25, 2011 - Stanford geophysicist offers insight into the Virginia earthquake
  17. August 26, 2011 - Ancient faults still prove to be powerful
Background


Tidal disruption of star by supermassive black hole

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Star Gulp Gives Black Hole Indigestion
  2. August 24, 2011 - Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star
  3. August 24, 2011 - Black hole caught grabbing a starry treat
  4. August 25, 2011 - Black hole signals stellar feast
  5. August 25, 2011 - Black Hole Caught in Act of Swallowing Star
  6. August 25, 2011 - Supermassive black hole is seen swallowing a star
  7. August 29, 2011 - Star-swallowing black hole caught in the act
Background, Background


Gravitational equivalence principle

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Violating relativity by breaking equivalence
Background


Quantum correlation

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Quantum correlations -- without entanglement
Background


Cosmic rays and climate

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Probing the cosmic-ray–climate link
Background, Background


Carbon companion of pulsar

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - A Planet Made of Diamond
  2. August 25, 2011 - Diamond Planet Orbits a Pulsar
  3. August 25, 2011 - The diamond as big as a planet
  4. August 25, 2011 - "Diamond" Planet Found; May Be Stripped Star
  5. August 25, 2011 - A planet made of diamond
  6. August 25, 2011 - Pulsar strips a white dwarf, leaves a Jupiter-sized diamond
  7. August 25, 2011 - Alien Planet Made of Diamond Discovered
  8. August 26, 2011 - A planet made of diamond - also here, here
  9. August 26, 2011 - Diamond "planet" was once a star
  10. August 26, 2011 - Former Sun-like Star Is Now a Diamond Planet
  11. August 26, 2011 - Astronomers Find Planet Made of Diamond
  12. August 26, 2011 - Scientists Discover a Diamond as Big as a Planet
  13. August 26, 2011 - 'Diamond planet' discovered in the Milky Way
  14. August 26, 2011 - Astronomers discover planet made of diamond
  15. August 26, 2011 - Astronomers discover planet made of diamond
Background, Background


Milky Way halo gas

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Astrophysicists identify missing fuel for galactic star formation
  2. August 26, 2011 - Milky Way stars born from intergalactic gas
  3. August 29, 2011 - Ionised gas keeps Milky Way's lights on
Background


Supermassive black hole jets from a spiral galaxy

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Exotic galaxy reveals tantalizing tale
  2. August 29, 2011 - 'Exotic Galaxy' With Black Hole Heart Wows Astronomers
  3. August 31, 2011 - Unique galaxy tells tantalizing tale
Background, Background


Neutrino mass disparity

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Surprise difference in neutrino and antineutrino mass lessening with new measurements - also here, here
  2. August 26, 2011 - Now you see it, now you don't
Background


Spiral galaxy simulation

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way
  2. August 26, 2011 - Astrophysicists Produce First Realistic Simulation of Milky Way’s Formation
  3. August 29, 2011 - Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy - also here
  4. August 29, 2011 - Milky Way galaxy re-created
  5. August 30, 2011 - The Most Realistic Simulation of Spiral Galaxy Formation to Date
  6. August 30, 2011 - Time-lapse Tuesday: Milky Way forms in fine detail
  7. August 31, 2011 - First simulation of a Milky Way-like galaxy
  8. August 31, 2011 - How spiral galaxies form: a realistic simulation
  9. September 2, 2011 - Hatching the Milky Way
Background, Background


Quantum entanglement of macroscopic objects

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Entanglement between macroscopic objects generated by dissipation
Background


Z-prime boson

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Z-prime search may hurdle Higgs hunt
Background


Recent Milky Way star formation surge

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Milky Way's Baby Stars Linked to Stellar Growth Spurt
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Webb Telescope: Progress and Problems
Background


Solar eruptions

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Linked solar eruptions explained
Background


Gas cloud explosions in the early universe

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Gas clouds may have created biggest cosmic explosions
Background, Background


Supersymmetry

References:
  1. August 27, 2011 - LHC results put supersymmetry theory 'on the spot'
  2. August 29, 2011 - LHCb detector causes trouble for supersymmetry theory - also here
  3. August 29, 2011 - Supersymmetry: SUSY still has no data
Background



Technology


Superconducting logic circuits

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Etch-a-sketch with superconductors
Background, Background


Laser plasma accelerators

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Beams to order from table-top accelerators - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Nano bundles pack a powerful punch
Background


Single-photon optical router

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Physicists build first single-photon router
Background, Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Seeing the world of nanotechnology from a single-molecule perspective
  2. August 22, 2011 - Nanowires get into the groove
  3. August 23, 2011 - Engineers discover nanoscale balancing act that mirrors forces at work in living systems
Background


Multiferroic materials

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Scientists observe how material at room temperature exhibits 'multiferroic' properties
Background


Photonic circuits

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances
  2. August 22, 2011 - A new SPIDER for the web
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Bacteria -- energy producers of the future?
  2. September 20, 2011 - Hydrogen fuel from just bacteria and water
  3. September 20, 2011 - Harvesting 'limitless' hydrogen from self-powered cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Unexpected adhesion properties of graphene may lead to new nanotechnology devices
Background


Quantum memory

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Reducing noise in quantum operation at room temperature
Background


Use of polarization in fiber optics

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Physicists map spiraling light to harness untapped data capacity
Background


Quantum optics

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Atoms' fuzzy energy levels could be exploited to enhance photovoltaics and semiconductor lasers, study suggests
Background, Background, Background


Photonics

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Photons made to change colour and shape
Background, Background



Life sciences


Microbial nanowires

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Metal-like microbial nanowires
Background


Cooking and human evolution

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Cooking dates to almost 2 million years ago
  2. August 22, 2011 - Homo erectus was first master of the kitchen: study
Background


Evolutionary change rate

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Researchers find that lasting evolutionary change takes about one million years
Background


Early embryonic development

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - In the early life of an embryo, a monster lurks
Background


Scaling in development

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Scale models
Background


Salmonella virulence

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Newfound hijacked proteins linked to salmonella virulence
Background


Calcium channels in T cells

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - T-cell discovery holds promise for organ transplant and immunodeficiency treatment
Background


Ebola virus infection

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Studies shed light on Ebola's M.O.
  2. August 24, 2011 - Researchers find 'key' used by ebola virus to unlock cells and spread deadly infection
  3. August 24, 2011 - Scientists find weakness in deadly Ebola virus
Background


Use of zinc-finger nucleases to silence noncoding RNA

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - A question of gene silencing - also here
Background


Heat shock response and protein misfolding

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Evidence found for a neuronal switch to prevent neurodegenerative diseases
Background, Background


Transport of tail-anchored membrane proteins

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Three-part handoff delivers proteins to membrane surface
Background


Human mitochondrion transcriptome

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Genetic map reveals clues to degenerative diseases
Background, Background


Interferons

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Cracking the interferon code
Background


Interbreeding and the human immune system

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Ancient DNA shaped our immune system
  2. August 25, 2011 - Sleeping around gave early humans immune boost from Neanderthals, Denisovans
  3. August 25, 2011 - Modern populations acquired important immune system DNA from ancient, cross-species breeding
  4. August 25, 2011 - Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity
  5. August 25, 2011 - Europeans and Asians sport early human immune genes
  6. August 25, 2011 - Sex with Neanderthals and Denisovans gave healthy boost to human genome: study
  7. August 26, 2011 - Ancient tryst fortified human immune systems
Background, Background


Chromosome organization diversification

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - 'Hidden' differences of chromosome organization become visible
Background


CD8 α+ dendritic cells

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Rare immune cell is asset and liability in fighting infection
Background


Body size and speciation

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - The geometry of sex: How body size could lead to new species
Background


Centromeres

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Degrading proteins to divide cells
Background


Bacterial response to environmental change

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Microbe provides clues about how cells respond to environmental change
Background


Arabidopsis 1001 genomes project

References:
  1. August 28, 2011 - Halfway point for 1,001 genomes quest
  2. August 28, 2011 - 1001 Genome-Project: On the way to a complete catalog of the Arabidopsis genome
Background


Chromosome positioning in oocytes

References:
  1. August 28, 2011 - Oocytes: Going with the flow
Background


LincRNA and embryonic development

References:
  1. August 28, 2011 - New roles emerge for non-coding RNAs in directing embryonic development
Background, Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Time perception

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Why Some Seconds Seem to Last Forever
Background


Place cells and episodic memory

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Experience puts the personal stamp on a place in memory
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - For depression, relapsers go to the front of the brain
  2. August 23, 2011 - Waltzing Matilda highlights unique dementia
  3. August 23, 2011 - Brain region that predicts the future identified
  4. August 24, 2011 - Think fast: Speed of thought and perception limited by unified neocortical gateway
  5. August 25, 2011 - Clinical study shows young brains lack the wisdom of their elders - also here
Background


Neurotransmission

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Communication by nerve cells shown to be more diverse than believed
Background


Time encoding in memory

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - 'Time Cells' Weave Events Into Memories
  2. August 24, 2011 - 'Time cells' bridge the gap in memories of event sequences
Background


Epigenetics, addiction, and depression

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Mechanism links substance abuse with vulnerability to depression
Background, Background


Mouse brain atlas of gene expression

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Researchers produce detailed map of gene activity in mouse brain
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Building a better antipsychotic drug by treating schizophrenia's cause
Background


Sleep deprivation and cognition

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Asleep at the wheel: Investigating sleep deprivation's effect on cognition
Background


Declarative memory

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - How do I remember that I know you know that I know?
Background


Learning

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Learning information the hard way may be best 'boot camp' for older brains
Background


Short-term information storage in the brain

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - How the Brain Stores Information for Short Periods of Time
  2. August 24, 2011 - Oculomotor System And The Brain's 'Burst Of Fire'
Background


Behavioral habituation

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - New research increases understanding of learning, memory
Background


Neuronal guidance cues

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Helping neurons stay on track
Background


Connectome Project

References:
  1. August 26, 2011 - Mapping the brain
Background


Response of human amygdala to animals

References:
  1. August 28, 2011 - Brad Pitt Is Not an Animal
  2. August 29, 2011 - Human Brains Are Primally Wired to Notice Animals
  3. August 29, 2011 - An Animal Area in the Human Brain
  4. August 30, 2011 - Animal instincts: how human brains respond to critters
  5. August 30, 2011 - Research team finds human brain particularly sensitive to images of animals
  6. August 30, 2011 - Humans hardwired to tune into animals
Background, Background


Free radicals in the hypothalamus and appetite

References:
  1. August 28, 2011 - Free radicals crucial to suppressing appetite, study finds
Background, Background



Health and medicine


Antibody-drug conjugates

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Toxic antibodies blitz tumours
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Antidepressants show signs of countering Alzheimer's
  2. August 22, 2011 - Road block as a new strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer's
  3. August 24, 2011 - Study identifies chemical changes in brains of people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
  4. August 25, 2011 - Scientists create natural Alzheimer's-fighting compound in lab
Background


GB virus C

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - The ignored virus that causes liver cancer - also here
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - UH researchers explore treatments for breast and colon cancers
  2. August 22, 2011 - Toxicity of aromatase inhibitors may explain lack of overall survival improvement
  3. August 22, 2011 - Targeting a cure: Research looks at developing a bull's-eye therapy to combat lung cancer
  4. August 22, 2011 - Radioembolization improves chance of survival for liver cancer patients
  5. August 22, 2011 - Saffron shows promise in preventing liver cancer
  6. August 22, 2011 - Scientists discover how antibiotic molecule found in bacteria stops breast cancer
  7. August 22, 2011 - Painting a 'bullseye' on cancer cells
  8. August 22, 2011 - Delcath liver cancer treatment found effective
  9. August 22, 2011 - Glaxo HPV vaccine protects women from anal cancer: study
  10. August 23, 2011 - Scientists define cellular pathway essential to removing damaged mitochondria
  11. August 23, 2011 - Clinical trial shows benefit to adding avastin to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients
  12. August 23, 2011 - Sex gives clues to new lung cancer treatment
  13. August 23, 2011 - Nickel nanoparticles may contribute to lung cancer
  14. August 23, 2011 - Brain tumors found to have a two-tier system
  15. August 23, 2011 - Cervical vaccine also protects against anal cancer risk
  16. August 24, 2011 - Bone marrow transplantation may increase cancer resistance in patients
  17. August 25, 2011 - Cell receptor could allow measles virus to target tumors
  18. August 25, 2011 - Smoking soon after waking raises risk of lung and head and neck cancers
  19. August 25, 2011 - Plants could pave the way for new ovarian cancer treatments
  20. August 26, 2011 - Uncovering the spread of deadly cancer
  21. August 26, 2011 - New score can tell doctors how long cancer patients have left to live
  22. August 26, 2011 - FDA approves targeted Pfizer lung cancer drug
  23. August 28, 2011 - Scientists find genetic link to mesothelioma
  24. September 30, 2011 - Saffron takes on cancer
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Small molecules shed light on cancer therapies
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Researchers identify new target for treatment of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
  2. August 23, 2011 - Study links inactivity with risk factors for Type 2 diabetes
  3. August 28, 2011 - Six new genetic variants linked to type 2 diabetes discovered in South Asians
Background


Cognitive impairment

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Compound improves health, increases lifespan of obese mice
  2. August 25, 2011 - Slim down by targeting the hormone uroguanylin
  3. August 25, 2011 - Could a tumor suppressor also fight obesity?
  4. August 25, 2011 - Aerobic exercise bests resistance training at burning belly fat
  5. August 25, 2011 - Obesity linked to cognition
  6. August 26, 2011 - NIH research model predicts weight with varying diet, exercise changes
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Traumatic brain injury increases risk of Parkinson's disease, researchers say
  2. August 25, 2011 - Protein linked to Parkinson's disease may regulate fat metabolism
  3. August 25, 2011 - New imaging test gives physicians better tool to diagnose Parkinson's disease
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 22, 2011 - Data may prove Bristol and Pfizer drug a winner
  2. August 22, 2011 - Roche "good" cholesterol drug shows early promise
  3. August 23, 2011 - Diastolic dysfunction appears to worsen over time; associated with increased risk of heart failure
  4. August 23, 2011 - Consuming cholesterol-lowering foods results in greater decrease in LDL than low-saturated-fat diet
  5. August 23, 2011 - Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Reduce LDL Levels More Than Low-Fat Foods
  6. August 23, 2011 - Nuts-and-soy diet beats low-fat diet: study
  7. August 24, 2011 - Hypertension study prompts new diagnosis guidance
  8. August 25, 2011 - Could mutant gene in chickens lead to hypertension cure?
  9. August 25, 2011 - Undernutrition in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood increases risk of heart disease later
  10. August 26, 2011 - Coronary heart disease due to genes, not family lifestyle
  11. August 28, 2011 - Roche cholesterol drug "fine" for blood pressure
Background


Inflammatory bowel disease

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Novel cytokine protects mice from colitis
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Stem cell study offers hope for Parkinson's patients
  2. August 23, 2011 - 'Open wide' for new stem cell potential: Stem cells of the oral mucosa stay young
  3. August 25, 2011 - Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacks
  4. August 25, 2011 - Study sheds light on stem cell role in regenerating fingers, toes
  5. August 28, 2011 - Controlling cells' environments: A step toward building much-needed tissues and organs
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. August 23, 2011 - Stop signal for leukemia stem cells
  2. August 28, 2011 - Clinical importance of leukemia stem cells validated
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Scientists reengineer antibiotic to overcome dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Researchers find disease-causing fat cells in those with metabolic syndrome
  2. August 25, 2011 - New research identifies differences in metabolic disease markers in healthy, obese 7-to-9-year-olds
  3. September 2, 2011 - Obesity can turn body fat toxic
Background, Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Scientists uncover new factor in HIV infection
  2. August 25, 2011 - Tests underway for new HIV drug farmed from GM tobacco plants
Background


P53, MET, and cell motility

References:
  1. August 24, 2011 - Gene found to play role in early cancer
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Gene-therapy successes spur hope for embattled field - also here
  2. August 25, 2011 - A Ten-Year Check-Up Shows Gene Therapy Patients are Alive and Well
  3. August 25, 2011 - Gene-therapy success for children born without functioning immune system
Background


Immune system response to influenza

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Genes may explain who gets sick from flu
  2. August 25, 2011 - Researchers find wide gap in immune responses of people exposed to the flu
Background, Background


Influenza B virus infection

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - Discovery explains why influenza B virus exclusively infects humans; opens door for drug development
Background


Health benefits of physical activity

References:
  1. August 25, 2011 - A lifetime of physical activity yields measurable benefits as we age
Background


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