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Volume 10, Number 44
October 31, 2011


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

Faked entanglement
Global warming
Plate tectonics and Earth's magnetic field
Supernova remnants
Earthquakes
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
"Green pea" galaxies
James Webb Space Telescope
Extrasolar planets
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Climate modeling
Complex organic chemistry in space
Galaxy mergers
Galaxy interactions and supermassive black holes
Galaxy merger rate
Star-forming regions
Neutron stars
Quantum Hall anomaly
Origin of dust clouds around supermassive black holes
Higgs boson
Vacuum decay
Measure of stationarity
Supernovae

Technology

Photovoltaics
Superconductivity
Nanomechanical memory
Plasmonics
Quantum computing
Carbon nanotubes
Funneling light
Graphene
Brain-computer interface
Nanotechnology
Hydrogen storage
Spin lasers
Microelectromechanical systems
Fiber optics
Fuel cells

Life sciences

RNA editing
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Telomeres, progerin, and aging
Retrotransposons and human-chimpanzee differences
Mollusk phylogeny
Genetics and longevity
Bacterial aging and rejuvenation
Protein folding
Protein interaction map
TGF-β signaling, SMAD3, and master transcription factors
Natural killer cells and anthrax
Transcription factors and DNA methylation
Neanderthals
Cell endocycle

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Cannabinoid disruption of brain function
Autism
Bipolar disorder
BDNF and cognitive decline
PYY, GLP-1, and appetite
Hypnosis
Gene expression in the brain
Immune system efffects on learning and memory
AMPA receptors and brain development
Brain-imaging studies
Depression
5-hydroxymethylcytosine modified genes in the brain
Dopamine and decision-making
Brain mechanisms for addictive behavior
Retrotransposons and brain activity

Health and medicine

Multiple sclerosis
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Parkinson's disease
Obesity
Cancer biology
Nanobiotechnology
Malaria
Stem cells
Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive performance
Diabetes
Genetics of metabolic disorders
Weight control after dieting
BRCA1 tumor suppression
Autoimmune diseases
AIDS
Gene therapy
Lupus
Drug delivery
Lung cell regeneration



Physical sciences


Faked entanglement

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Faking entanglement
  2. October 25, 2011 - Lasers illuminate quantum security loophole
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Russian Heat Wave Statistically Linked to Climate Change
  2. October 25, 2011 - Extreme melting on Greenland ice sheet, team reports
  3. October 25, 2011 - China's glaciers in meltdown mode: study
  4. October 28, 2011 - Human-caused climate change a major factor in more frequent Mediterranean droughts: study
  5. October 28, 2011 - Middle East's vital wet winters are disappearing
Background


Plate tectonics and Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Plate tectonics may control reversals in the Earth's magnetic field
  2. October 28, 2011 - Continents may reflect conditions in the Earth's core
Background, Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Telescopes help solve ancient supernova mystery
  2. October 24, 2011 - 2,000-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Solved By NASA Telescopes
  3. October 24, 2011 - Telescopes solve 2,000-year-old stellar mystery
  4. October 25, 2011 - Astronomers solve 2,000 year old supernova mystery
  5. October 25, 2011 - Kaleidoscopic history of the oldest known supernova
  6. November 3, 2011 - Chinese Supernova Keeps its Secrets
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Turkey earthquake: Why the country is such a hot spot for seismic activity
  2. October 24, 2011 - Turkey earthquake reveals a new active fault zone
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow? Maybe Not
  2. October 26, 2011 - Mass Species Loss Stunts Evolution for Millions of Years
  3. October 26, 2011 - Land animals, ecosystems walloped after Permian dieoff
Background


"Green pea" galaxies

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Astronomy without a telescope - Green peas
Background


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - The James Webb Telescope will see Earth-like worlds
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - The orbits of exoplanets
  2. October 25, 2011 - How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Spot Earth-like Planets
  3. October 27, 2011 - Three new planets and a mystery object discovered outside our solar system
Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - OPERA neutrino experiment papers hit the Web
  2. October 25, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrino result to get extra checks
  3. October 27, 2011 - Not So Fast
  4. October 28, 2011 - Scientists take fresh look at 'faster-than-light' experiment
  5. October 28, 2011 - Faster-than-light neutrino experiment to be run again
  6. October 28, 2011 - Scientists still seek explanation for faster-than-light neutrino result
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - New tool clears the air on cloud simulations
Background


Complex organic chemistry in space

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Astronomers discover complex organic matter in the universe
  2. October 26, 2011 - Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Organic Matter from Stars
  3. October 28, 2011 - Astronomers discover complex organic matter abound in the universe
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Galaxy Zoo reveals curious 'Violin Clef' quadruple galaxy merger
  2. October 27, 2011 - Subaru's 3-D view of Stephan's Quintet
Background


Galaxy interactions and supermassive black holes

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Close encounters of the galactic kind
  2. October 27, 2011 - Galaxy Interactions Could Cause Overweight Black Holes
  3. October 28, 2011 - Galaxy interactions help grow big black holes - also here
Technical papers:
  1. The impact of galaxy interactions on AGN activity in zCOSMOS
Background, Background


Galaxy merger rate

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Astronomers Pin Down Galaxy Collision Rate - also here, here
  2. October 27, 2011 - Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations - also here, here
  3. October 27, 2011 - Space Traffic Report: Hubble Telescope Counts Galaxy Crashes
  4. November 8, 2011 - Astronomers trace galactic crash, bang, wallop!
Technical papers:
  1. The Major and Minor Galaxy Merger Rates at z < 1.5 - also here
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Pacman Nebula Chomps Down on Ghostly Gas and Dust
  2. October 27, 2011 - 'Pacman' nebula gets some teeth
  3. October 28, 2011 - Toothy Pac Man
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Phonons in a Stellar Crust
Background


Quantum Hall anomaly

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Quantum Hall Anomaly in 3D
Background


Origin of dust clouds around supermassive black holes

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Planets smashed into dust near supermassive black holes - also here, here here
  2. October 31, 2011 - Dusty Cloaks Around Huge Black Holes Could Be Smashed Planets
  3. November 1, 2011 - Planets Being Pulverized Near Giant Black Holes?
  4. November 1, 2011 - Planet Collisions May Create Mysterious Dust Clouds
  5. November 2, 2011 - Supermassive black hole clouds caused by exploding planets
  6. November 3, 2011 - Supermassive black hole dust from planet and asteroid collisions
Technical papers:
  1. Are SMBHs shrouded by "super-Oort" clouds of comets and asteroids?
Background, Background


Higgs boson

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Hunting season for Higgs ends
Background


Vacuum decay

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - How to unbalance nothingness
Background


Measure of stationarity

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Measuring the distance of processes
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Undead stars rise again as supernovae
Background



Technology


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Self-organization gives rise to more efficient organic solar cells
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Physicists unveil a theory for a new kind of superconductivity
  2. October 27, 2011 - Researchers use new approach to overcome key hurdle for next-generation superconductors
Background


Nanomechanical memory

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Scientists use light to flick nanoswitch
  2. October 28, 2011 - Laser Makes Memory Mechanical
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Plasmonics produces extreme UV light
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Quantum Computer Components 'Coalesce' to 'Converse' - also here, here, here
  2. October 28, 2011 - New Hybrid Technology Could Bring 'Quantum Information Systems' - also here
  3. October 28, 2011 - Elimination of detrimental cross-talks in single-photon detectors pushes quantum optics to new limits - also here
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Nanotubes key to microscopic mechanics
  2. October 27, 2011 - Nanotube springs make skin-like sensor
Background


Funneling light

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - New way to funnel light could have infrared applications
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
  2. October 27, 2011 - Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals
  3. October 30, 2011 - Graphene-based transistors may be on the horizon
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - No hands required -- scientists achieve precise control of virtual flight
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Taking a page from nature to build better nanomaterials
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Breakthrough holds promise for hydrogen's use as fuel source
Background


Spin lasers

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Spin lasers in the fast lane: New concept for ultrafast lasers developed
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Researcher working on micro-electromechanical systems to replace pixels
Background


Fiber optics

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - The rate of data transmission over plastic optical fibers can be increased by controlling modal dispersion
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Recycled cans to make cheap fuel cells
Background



Life sciences


RNA editing

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Argument over RNA editing study deepens
Background, Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming
  2. October 26, 2011 - Lab-made skin cells will aid transplantation, cancer, drug discovery research - also here
Background


Telomeres, progerin, and aging

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Aging disease in children sheds light on normal aging
Background


Retrotransposons and human-chimpanzee differences

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - 'Junk DNA' defines differences between humans and chimps
Background


Mollusk phylogeny

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Researchers complete mollusk evolutionary tree
  2. November 2, 2011 - Mapping mollusks: Researchers use genetic tools to complete family tree
Background


Genetics and longevity

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Longevity's secrets sought in DNA of 100-year-olds - also here, here
Background


Bacterial aging and rejuvenation

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Bacterial Rejuvenation
  2. October 27, 2011 - Do bacteria age? Biologists discover the answer follows simple economics
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Manipulating single molecules to unravel secrets of protein folding
Background


Protein interaction map

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Researchers build largest protein interaction map to date
Background


TGF-β signaling, SMAD3, and master transcription factors

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - How major signaling pathways are wired to our genome gives new insight into disease processes
Background, Background


Natural killer cells and anthrax

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Natural killer cells could be key to anthrax defense
Background


Transcription factors and DNA methylation

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - Controlling patterns of DNA methylation
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. October 29, 2011 - Fish and birds gave Neanderthals fine dining
Background


Cell endocycle

References:
  1. October 30, 2011 - Research team clarifies mechanics of first new cell cycle to be described in more than 20 years
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Cannabinoid disruption of brain function

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - 'Cognitive Chaos' May Fuel Marijuana's Side Effects
  2. October 25, 2011 - How cannabis causes 'cognitive chaos' in the brain
Background


Autism

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Antidepressant linked to developmental brain abnormalities in rodents
  2. October 24, 2011 - Possible link between autism and airway abnormality
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Scientists uncover genetic causes of bipolar disorder
  2. October 25, 2011 - Gene regulatory protein is reduced in bipolar disorder
Background


BDNF and cognitive decline

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Gene makes some pilots get rusty faster
  2. October 25, 2011 - Gene variation predicts rate of age-related decline in mental performance
Background, Background


PYY, GLP-1, and appetite

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Simple gut hormone combo makes our brains think we're full
Background, Background


Hypnosis

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Researchers have found evidence for the existence of a hypnotic state
  2. October 27, 2011 - Eyes reveal true hypnotic state for the first time
  3. October 31, 2011 - Eye movements confirm hypnosis
Background


Gene expression in the brain

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Found in the developing brain: Mental health risk genes and gender differences
  2. October 26, 2011 - Our brains are made of the same stuff, despite DNA differences
  3. October 28, 2011 - Brain gene activity changes through life
  4. October 28, 2011 - Scientists chart gene expression in the brain across lifespan
Technical papers:
  1. Temporal dynamics and genetic control of transcription in the human prefrontal cortex
  2. Spatio-temporal transcriptome of the human brain
Background, Background


Immune system efffects on learning and memory

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Source found for immune system effects on learning, memory
Background, Background


AMPA receptors and brain development

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - The architects of the brain: Scientists decipher the role of calcium signals
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Dream Movements Translate to Real Life
  2. October 27, 2011 - Brain imaging study: A step toward true 'dream reading'
  3. October 27, 2011 - Dreams read by brain scanner for the first time
  4. October 27, 2011 - The error-correcting brain: New insights into the neurobiology of adaptive behavior
  5. October 28, 2011 - Drug hallucinations look real in the brain
  6. November 4, 2011 - First brain image of a dream created
Background


Depression

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - New approach to study depression may lead to new marker for risk
Background


5-hydroxymethylcytosine modified genes in the brain

References:
  1. October 30, 2011 - Patterns of new DNA letter in brain suggest distinct function - also here
Background


Dopamine and decision-making

References:
  1. October 30, 2011 - Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making - also here
Background, Background


Brain mechanisms for addictive behavior

References:
  1. October 30, 2011 - Scientists pinpoint the brain circuitry linked to making healthy or unhealthy choices
Background


Retrotransposons and brain activity

References:
  1. October 30, 2011 - DNA find sheds light on the human brain
  2. October 30, 2011 - DNA gene find 'transforms' theories on how brain works
  3. October 30, 2011 - "Jumping Genes" May Influence Brain Activity
  4. October 31, 2011 - Researchers find retrotransposons cause genetic changes in brain cells over time
Technical papers:
  1. Somatic retrotransposition alters the genetic landscape of the human brain
Background



Health and medicine


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Antibody offers hope for multiple sclerosis treatment
  2. October 24, 2011 - High-dose vitamin D may not be better than low-dose vitamin D in treating MS
  3. October 25, 2011 - High dose vitamin D has no impact on MS
  4. October 26, 2011 - Gut bacteria linked to MS
  5. October 26, 2011 - Advance toward a breath test to diagnose multiple sclerosis
  6. October 26, 2011 - Medical researchers ID potential new drug target that could stop debilitating effects of MS
  7. October 26, 2011 - Biogen's BG-12 seen topping MS drug league
  8. October 27, 2011 - Neuroimmunologists find gut bacteria link to multiple sclerosis
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - HPV linked to cardiovascular disease in women
  2. October 24, 2011 - Take your blood pressure meds before bed
  3. October 24, 2011 - HPV linked to cardiovascular disease in women
  4. October 24, 2011 - Insomnia could moderately raise your heart attack risk
  5. October 24, 2011 - Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests - also here
  6. October 25, 2011 - Yogurt consumption reduces cardiovascular disease precursor
  7. October 25, 2011 - Young, apparently healthy -- and at risk of heart disease
  8. October 25, 2011 - Blood test could identify smokers at higher risk for heart disease
  9. October 26, 2011 - Near-nanoscale air pollution boosts blood pressure
  10. October 26, 2011 - Study finds new pathway critical to heart arrhythmia
  11. October 26, 2011 - ARISTOTLE trial finds new drug may revolutionize the treatment of atrial fibrillation
  12. October 26, 2011 - Report links HPV with heart attacks, strokes
  13. October 27, 2011 - Python circulating fatty acids study could benefit diseased human heart
  14. October 27, 2011 - Python Hearts May Hold Key to Treating Cardiac Disease
  15. October 27, 2011 - A shot of snake blood makes the heart grow
  16. October 27, 2011 - Watermelon reduces atherosclerosis in new study
  17. October 27, 2011 - Snake oil -- hey, maybe it's good for you!
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Study shows Alzheimer's disease-related peptides form toxic calcium channels in the plasma membrane
  2. October 27, 2011 - Yeast model connects Alzheimer's disease risk and amyloid beta toxicity
  3. October 28, 2011 - New findings contradict dominant theory in Alzheimer's disease
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Dietary patterns may be linked to increased colorectal cancer risk in women
  2. October 24, 2011 - High fluid intake appears to reduce bladder cancer risk
  3. October 24, 2011 - Analgesics use associated with increased risk for renal cell carcinoma
  4. October 24, 2011 - Could additives in hot dogs affect incidence of colon cancer?
  5. October 24, 2011 - Coffee consumption associated with decreased risk for basal cell carcinoma
  6. October 24, 2011 - Breast tenderness linked to increased breast density
  7. October 24, 2011 - Rare genetic disease opens new door to treating cancer
  8. October 24, 2011 - NSAID use associated with lower colorectal cancer mortality rates among postmenopausal women
  9. October 24, 2011 - Heavy alcohol consumption linked to lung cancer
  10. October 24, 2011 - Body weight, diet may be risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  11. October 24, 2011 - Significant weight gain in adulthood increased risk for endometrial cancer
  12. October 24, 2011 - Sleeping sickness drug may provide long-term protection against skin cancer
  13. October 25, 2011 - A better target for B-cell lymphomas: From a library of MAG antagonists to nanomolar CD22 ligands
  14. October 25, 2011 - Linking of mutations in 12 genes to ovarian cancer may lead to more effective prevention
  15. October 25, 2011 - Low fat diet with fish oil slowed growth of human prostate cancer cells
  16. October 25, 2011 - Singling out the real breast cancer among the lumps
  17. October 25, 2011 - Smaller surgical procedure sufficient for high-risk melanoma
  18. October 25, 2011 - Circadian rhythm affects skin cancer risk
  19. October 26, 2011 - Clinical trial shows first evidence that anal cancer is preventable
  20. October 26, 2011 - Gene responsible for relapses in young leukemia patients
  21. October 26, 2011 - Compound found in common wart treatment shows promise as leukemia therapy
  22. October 26, 2011 - Extra vitamin E linked to prostate cancer, but diet still merits study
  23. October 26, 2011 - Pill and pregnancy have biggest effects on ovarian cancer risk
  24. October 26, 2011 - The role of fat in assessing breast cancer risk
  25. October 27, 2011 - New oncolytic virus shows improved effectiveness in preclinical testing
  26. October 27, 2011 - Research predicts how cancers will respond to chemo, rewrites old theory of why chemo works
  27. October 27, 2011 - From genomic data to new cancer drug
  28. October 27, 2011 - Ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment increases risk of borderline ovarian tumors later in life
  29. October 27, 2011 - Aspirin 'slashes hereditary bowel cancer rate'
  30. October 28, 2011 - Daily aspirin cuts risk of colorectal cancer
  31. October 28, 2011 - Folate receptors may serve as a front door to ovarian cancer treatment
  32. October 28, 2011 - Scientists prove regular aspirin intake halves cancer risk
  33. October 28, 2011 - High tech detection of breast cancer using nanoprobes and SQUID
  34. October 28, 2011 - Suicidal cells respond better to chemo
  35. October 28, 2011 - Aspirin, Colon Cancer And You
  36. October 30, 2011 - First-of-its-kind study creates new tool for targeted cancer drug development
  37. October 30, 2011 - Fat cells in abdomen fuel spread of ovarian cancer
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Structure of Parkinson's disease protein identified
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Teen sleep deprivation related to weight gain
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. October 24, 2011 - Forcing Tumor Arrest
  2. October 25, 2011 - Controlling gene expression to halt cancer growth
  3. October 27, 2011 - Researchers find more clues to causes of breast cancer
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Attacking cancer cells with nanoparticles
  2. October 26, 2011 - Study indicates nanoparticles could help pain-relieving osteoarthritis drugs last longer
  3. October 27, 2011 - Biologically targeted nanoparticles may boost radiation therapy effects
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Dormant malaria parsites in red blood cells may contribute to treatment failure
  2. October 26, 2011 - Malaria vaccine results face scrutiny
  3. October 26, 2011 - Multiple malaria vaccine offers protection to people most at risk
  4. October 26, 2011 - Novel treatment protects mice against malaria; approach may work in humans as well
  5. October 27, 2011 - Researchers Question Malaria Vax
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Researchers lead creation of heart cells
  2. October 27, 2011 - Intestinal stem cells respond to food by supersizing the gut
  3. October 27, 2011 - Stem cells repair lung damage after flu infection
  4. October 27, 2011 - Programming cells to home to specific tissues may enable more effective cell-based therapies
  5. October 28, 2011 - Evidence for spinal membrane as a source of stem cells may advance spinal cord treatment
  6. October 28, 2011 - Stem-cell find breathes new life into lung repair
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive performance

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Fish oil supplements boost mental performance: study
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 25, 2011 - Penn Study Explains Paradox of Insulin Resistance Genetics
  2. October 28, 2011 - Study identifies specific bacteria which precede autoimmune diabetes
Background


Genetics of metabolic disorders

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - Study identifies genetic basis of human metabolic individuality
Background, Background, Background


Weight control after dieting

References:
  1. October 26, 2011 - After dieting, hormone changes may fuel weight regain
  2. October 26, 2011 - Hunger hormones linked to weight regain, study says
  3. October 26, 2011 - Weight Regain May Not Be Due to Lack of Willpower
  4. October 26, 2011 - Not your fault! Hormones linked to weight regain - also here
  5. October 26, 2011 - Study Shows Why It's Hard to Keep Weight Off
  6. October 27, 2011 - Hormones conspire to undo weight loss
  7. November 7, 2011 - Why obese people regain weight after dieting
Background


BRCA1 tumor suppression

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - BRCA1 Further Elucidated
Technical papers:
  1. BRCA1 Tumor Suppression Depends on BRCT Phosphoprotein Binding, But Not Its E3 Ligase Activity
Background


Autoimmune diseases

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - What role do cytokines play in autoimmune diseases?
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Biologists create anti-HIV antibody that shows increased potency
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Progeria: Promising results from new gene therapy on animals
  2. October 27, 2011 - Gene therapy used in a bid to save a man's sight
  3. October 28, 2011 - First patient receives novel gene therapy for type of blindness
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. October 27, 2011 - Statin therapy fails to slow progression of atherosclerosis in pediatric lupus patients
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. October 28, 2011 - How biological capsules respond under stress
Background


Lung cell regeneration

References:
  1. October 29, 2011 - Lung regeneration closer to reality with new discovery
Background


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