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Volume 10, Number 46
November 14, 2011


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

Dwarf galaxies and dark matter
Extrasolar planets
Supernovae
Artificial atoms
Electron caputure by nuclei in stellar cores
Methanol in space
Scalar gravitational waves and neutron star formation
Solar flares
Stars in extreme galactic environments
Bell's inequalities
Dark star clusters
Chemistry in giant molecular clouds
Sunspots
Neutron stars and supernovae
Proposed neutron star observatory
Global warming
Neutrino oscillations
Earthquakes and plate tectonics
Time reversal in nuclear β decay
Solar system origins
Early starburst galaxies
Primordial gas
Computer simulation of Population III star formation
Earth's core-mantle boundary
Fast-spinning star
Aerosols and climate
Star-forming regions
Dark energy
Earth's core
Planets' moons and habitability

Technology

Nanotechnology
Graphene
Photovoltaics
Photonic crystals
Laser polarization modulation
Superconductivity
Supercomputing
Artificial intelligence
Quantum dots
Metamaterials
Plasmonics
Carbon nanotubes
Photonics
Controlled fusion
Quantum cryptography
Quantum information
2D semiconductors

Life sciences

Protein folding
Proteomics
Microtubules
Ribosomes
Intronic sequences in transcribed RNA
Synthetic biology
Degradation of protein aggregates
Tegopelte
Enzyme flexibility
Synthetic biological logic circuit
Photosynthesis
DNA repair
P53 and nucleoli
Evolution of sociability in primates
Horizontal gene transfer
Sexual selection
Non-coding RNA and gene transcription
Cell differentiation
Escherichia coli infection mechanism
Parasites and human evolution
RNA proofreading mechanism
Epigenetic inheritance of stress
Bacterial selection for pathogenesis
Heterochromatin assembly

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Dreaming
Bipolar disorder
Autism
Psychosis
Language structure
Gene-culture interaction
Depression and plaque accumulation
Decision making
Schizophrenia
Odorant receptors in olfactory neurons
Circadian rhythm in stem cells
Attention and awareness
Visual perception of brightness
Sleep and memory in old age
Exceptional autobiographical memory and OCD
Musical memory

Health and medicine

Cancer
Stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Hepatitis C
Dementia
Obesity
Diabetes
Diabetes and dementia
Parkinson's disease
Malaria
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer biology
Anti-obesity therapy
Epigenetic drugs for cancer
Antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance



Physical sciences


Dwarf galaxies and dark matter

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Newly found dwarf galaxies could help reveal the nature of dark matter - also here, here
  2. November 7, 2011 - Search for Elusive Dark Matter May Get Boost From New Galaxies
  3. November 8, 2011 - Andromeda dwarf galaxies help unravel the mysteries of dark matter
Technical papers:
  1. Andromeda XXVIII: A Dwarf Galaxy more than 350 kpc from Andromeda
  2. Andromeda XXIX: A New Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy 200 kpc from Andromeda
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Forget exoplanets. Let's talk exomoons
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Inconstant supernovae?
Background


Artificial atoms

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Putting artificial atoms on the clock
Background


Electron caputure by nuclei in stellar cores

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Recreating a Stellar Electron Catch
Background


Methanol in space

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Astronomers discover best locations for alcohol in space
  2. November 16, 2011 - Sweet spot for life's chemistry discovered
Background


Scalar gravitational waves and neutron star formation

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Shedding new light on supernova mystery
Technical papers:
  1. Parametric instability induced scalar gravitational waves from a model pulsating neutron star
Background, Background, Background


Solar flares

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - A 360 degree view of an X-class flare and a CME
Background


Stars in extreme galactic environments

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Stellar extremophiles
Background


Bell's inequalities

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Fake violations of Bell tests reinforce importance of closing loopholes
Background


Dark star clusters

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - German researchers discover exotic 'dark clusters' in their calculations
Background


Chemistry in giant molecular clouds

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Water and ammonia factories
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Sunspot Points at Earth
  2. November 8, 2011 - Solar Active Region 'Larger Than Jupiter'
  3. November 10, 2011 - Giant Sunspot Now Aimed Directly at Earth
  4. November 11, 2011 - Giant sunspot turns to face the Earth
Background


Neutron stars and supernovae

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Discovery of 2 types of neutron stars points to 2 different classes of supernovae - also here, here
  2. November 9, 2011 - New Flavors of Super-Dense Stars Found, Study Suggests
  3. November 10, 2011 - New Class of Neutron Stars and Their Supernova Events Observed
  4. November 13, 2011 - Different Supernovae; Different Neutron Stars
  5. November 17, 2011 - Two supernovae provide two flavours of neutron star
  6. November 18, 2011 - Evidence for Two Kinds of Pulsars
Technical papers:
  1. Two populations of X-ray pulsars produced by two types of supernova
Background, Background


Proposed neutron star observatory

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Potential new NASA mission would reveal the hearts of undead stars
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - NOAA greenhouse gas index continues to climb
  2. November 9, 2011 - World has five years to avoid severe warming: IEA
  3. November 9, 2011 - IEA Outlook: Time Running Out on Climate Change
  4. November 10, 2011 - We're in trouble: time to limit future warming to just 2C has nearly run out
Background


Neutrino oscillations

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - First result from a new generation of reactor neutrino experiments
Background


Earthquakes and plate tectonics

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Plate shapes may hold secrets to earthquakes
  2. November 11, 2011 - Plate shapes hold earthquake clues
Background, Background


Time reversal in nuclear β decay

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Physicists chip away at mystery of antimatter imbalance
Technical papers:
  1. New Limit on Time-Reversal Violation in Beta Decay
Background


Solar system origins

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - How death gave birth to our solar system
  2. November 11, 2011 - Supernova may have kicked off solar system
Background


Early starburst galaxies

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Hubble Uncovers Tiny Galaxies Bursting with Starbirth in Early Universe - also here, here, here, here
  2. November 10, 2011 - NASA's Hubble observes young dwarf galaxies bursting with stars
  3. November 10, 2011 - Population explosion in dwarf galaxies
  4. November 10, 2011 - Tiny galaxies bursting with stars
  5. November 10, 2011 - Strange Hyperactive Galaxies Spotted by Hubble Telescope
Technical papers:
  1. Extreme Emission Line Galaxies in CANDELS: Broad-Band Selected, Star-Bursting Dwarf Galaxies at z>1
Background, Background


Primordial gas

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Astronomers find clouds of primordial gas from the early universe - also here
  2. November 10, 2011 - Astronomers Spot the Universe's First Gas
  3. November 10, 2011 - Scientists Glimpse Unsullied Traces of the Infant Universe
  4. November 10, 2011 - Primordial Gas Clouds Reveal Glimpse of Big Bang's Aftermath
  5. November 10, 2011 - Astronomers find pristine gas from the big bang
  6. November 10, 2011 - Pristine relics of the Big Bang spotted
  7. November 10, 2011 - Pristine Big Bang Gas Found - also here
  8. November 10, 2011 - Astronomers shed light on early stars in cosmos - also here
  9. December 5, 2011 - First glimpse of primordial matter
Technical papers:
  1. Detection of Pristine Gas Two Billion Years After the Big Bang
Background


Computer simulation of Population III star formation

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous - also here
  2. November 10, 2011 - Universe's first stars not so big after all
  3. November 10, 2011 - First Stars in Universe Weren't Giants, Astronomers Say
  4. November 16, 2011 - First stars ten times smaller
  5. November 20, 2011 - Universe's first stars not so big after all
Technical papers:
  1. Protostellar Feedback Halts the Growth of the First Stars in the Universe - also here
Background, Background


Earth's core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Exploring the last white spot on Earth: ESRF inaugurates unique new X-ray facility
Background


Fast-spinning star

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - The Fastest Spinning Normal Star
Background


Aerosols and climate

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Aerosols' additional affect on climate revealed
  2. November 11, 2011 - Air Pollution: Bad For Health, But Good For Planet?
  3. November 13, 2011 - Dirty air fosters precipitation extremes
  4. November 14, 2011 - Air Pollution a Culprit in Worsening Drought and Flooding
  5. November 14, 2011 - Air pollution linked to extreme weather
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - The Tarantula glows with X-rays and infrared light
  2. November 11, 2011 - Eagle's Claw
  3. November 11, 2011 - Along Came a Nebula
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Mysterious Dark Energy Played No More Than Bit Part in Early Universe
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. November 12, 2011 - How old is the Earth's core? Maybe older than you thought
Background


Planets' moons and habitability

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Aliens don't need a moon like ours
  2. November 29, 2011 - Life on alien planets may not require a large moon after all
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Researchers ink nanostructures with tiny 'soldering iron'
  2. November 9, 2011 - Nano Car Is World's Tiniest
  3. November 9, 2011 - Four-wheeling on the nanoscale: single-molecule vehicles go for a spin - also here
  4. November 9, 2011 - Tiniest car gets a test drive
  5. November 9, 2011 - World's smallest four-wheel-drive is a billionth of a meter
  6. November 9, 2011 - Four-wheel nanocar takes to the road
  7. November 9, 2011 - Single-molecule 'electric car' taken for test drive
  8. November 9, 2011 - Single-molecule nanocar takes its first spin
  9. November 10, 2011 - Plasma etching pushes the limits of a shrinking world
  10. November 10, 2011 - World's tiniest electric vehicle rolls out
  11. November 15, 2011 - Smallest electric car in the world revealed
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - The secrets of tunneling through energy barriers
  2. November 7, 2011 - Study compares fundamental techniques for doping graphene sheets
  3. November 9, 2011 - Cornell scientists review future of graphene
  4. November 10, 2011 - Researching graphene nanoelectronics for a post-silicon world - also here
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Research sparks record-breaking solar cell performances
  2. November 7, 2011 - USC team develops promising polymer for solar cells
  3. November 7, 2011 - Flexible solar cells one step closer
  4. November 9, 2011 - Nanowires could be solution for high performance solar cells
  5. November 10, 2011 - Researchers adapt classic antennas to harness more power from the sun
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Team develops method for creating 3D photonic crystals
Background


Laser polarization modulation

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Laser puts a new spin on light
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Supercurrents Get Lean
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer wins crown for Fujitsu
  2. November 13, 2011 - Kraken set to deliver two billionth CPU hour, sustains 96 percent utilization
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - The computer will see you now
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Researchers unravel the mystery of quantum dot blinking
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - New metamaterial allows transmission gain while retaining negative refraction property
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Plasmonic device converts light into electricity
  2. November 9, 2011 - Plasmonic absorbers turn a corner
  3. November 10, 2011 - Researchers create new nanostructure that absorbs broad spectrum of light from all angles
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - New 'super-black' material absorbs light across multiple wavelength bands
Background


Photonics

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Switching light on and off - with photons
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Radar gun catches predator shredding turbulence in fusion plasma
  2. November 10, 2011 - Video simulation puts a new twist on fusion plasma research
  3. November 10, 2011 - With lithium, more is definitely better
  4. November 10, 2011 - I-mode powers up on alcator C-mod tokamak
  5. November 10, 2011 - Feeling the heat: 30 tons of fine control for fusion plasmas
  6. November 10, 2011 - Tokamak experiments come clean about impurity transport
  7. November 10, 2011 - A new spin on understanding plasma confinement
  8. November 11, 2011 - Catching tokamak fastballs: Controlling runaway electrons
  9. November 11, 2011 - Rotation reversal tied to energy confinement saturation
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Researchers show how to break quantum cryptography by faking quantum entanglement
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Electrically controlling magnetic polarization of nuclei offers new way to store quantum information
Background


2D semiconductors

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - New 2D semiconductor could outperform silicon
Background



Life sciences


Protein folding

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Gamers create recipes for protein-folding algorithms - also here
  2. November 7, 2011 - Paper uncovers power of Foldit gamers' strategies
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Opening the data bank -- scientists try to match new protein structures
Background


Microtubules

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - How a molecular traffic jam impacts cell division
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Detailed view of a crucial enzymatic complex revealed
Background


Intronic sequences in transcribed RNA

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Process important to brain development studied in detail
Background, Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Easily 're-programmable cells' could be key in creation of new life forms
Background


Degradation of protein aggregates

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - New study uncovers how brain cells degrade dangerous protein aggregates
Background


Tegopelte

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Millipede of the Seas
  2. November 9, 2011 - Researchers track half-billion year old predator
Background


Enzyme flexibility

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Fundamental discovery casts enzymes in new light
Background


Synthetic biological logic circuit

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - 'Noise' tunes logic circuit made from virus genes
Background


Photosynthesis

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Shoe strings and egg openers
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Molecular corkscrew
Background


P53 and nucleoli

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Scientists discover nucleoli damage could kill cancer cells
Background


Evolution of sociability in primates

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - How Humans Became Social - also here
  2. November 9, 2011 - Two steps to primate social living
  3. November 9, 2011 - Primates leapt to social living
  4. November 10, 2011 - Study reveals clues to how humans became sociable
Background


Horizontal gene transfer

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Bacterial Identity Crisis
Background


Sexual selection

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Transvestite birds win competition for sex
Background


Non-coding RNA and gene transcription

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Non-Coding RNA Relocates Genes When It's Time To Go To Work - also here
Background, Background


Cell differentiation

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Researchers discover key to cell specialization
Background


Escherichia coli infection mechanism

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Finding E. coli's Achilles heel
Background


Parasites and human evolution

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Parasites drove human genetic variation
  2. November 16, 2011 - Did Parasites Drive Human Evolution?
Background, Background


RNA proofreading mechanism

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Biologists uncover a novel cellular proofreading mechanism
Technical papers:
  1. tRNAs Marked with CCACCA Are Targeted for Degradation
Background, Background


Epigenetic inheritance of stress

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Flies can pass the effects of stress to their young in the form of chromosomal modifications
Background


Bacterial selection for pathogenesis

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes
Background


Heterochromatin assembly

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Researchers solve a protein complex's molecular structure to explain its role in gene silencing
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Dreaming

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Eye movements give your dreams away
Background, Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Specific criteria improve diagnosis of bipolar disorder, study finds
Background


Autism

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Study characterizes epigenetic signatures of autism in brain tissue
  2. November 7, 2011 - Study finds wide variation in best-estimate clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders
  3. November 8, 2011 - Autism linked with excess of neurons in prefrontal cortex
  4. November 9, 2011 - Autistic brains are heavy with extra neurons
  5. November 9, 2011 - Extra brain cells may be key to autism
Background


Psychosis

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Scientists make step towards using brain scans to predict outcome of psychotic episodes
  2. November 9, 2011 - Brain analysis can help predict psychosis: study
Background


Language structure

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - How languages are built
Background


Gene-culture interaction

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - UCSB psychology professors study gene-culture interaction
Background


Depression and plaque accumulation

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Imaging technique IDs plaques, tangles in brains of severely depressed older adults
Background


Decision making

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Which way you lean -- physically -- affects your decision-making
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Study suggests increased risk of schizophrenia in heavy methamphetamine users
Background


Odorant receptors in olfactory neurons

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Gene switch for odorant receptors - also here, here
Background, Background


Circadian rhythm in stem cells

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Research team shows skin stem cells run by circadian clock
Background, Background


Attention and awareness

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Attention and awareness uncoupled in brain imaging experiments
  2. November 11, 2011 - Attention! Now what do you see?
Background, Background


Visual perception of brightness

References:
  1. November 10, 2011 - Psychologists increase understanding of how the brain perceives shades of gray
Background


Sleep and memory in old age

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Sleep doesn't help old folks remember
  2. November 14, 2011 - Sleep does not benefit learning in older adults as it does for young people: study
Background, Background


Exceptional autobiographical memory and OCD

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Exceptional memory linked to bulked-up parts of brain
  2. November 13, 2011 - Super memory, obsessive behavior: Do they share brain space?
Background, Background


Musical memory

References:
  1. November 13, 2011 - Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory
  2. November 13, 2011 - For cellist, the music lingers after memory has faded
  3. November 14, 2011 - Despite Debilitating Memory Loss, an Amnesic Cellist Learns and Remembers Music
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Fighting Cancer with Light
  2. November 7, 2011 - Light 'promising' in cancer fight
  3. November 7, 2011 - Group develops method of killing cancer cells with antibodies and light
  4. November 7, 2011 - Researchers exploring important new insight into ovarian cancer
  5. November 7, 2011 - Substance interfering with the cells handling of protein waste could become new cancer drug
  6. November 7, 2011 - First evidence of new 'druggable' DNA repair target to destroy cancer cells
  7. November 7, 2011 - Hit reset on cancer screening: 'Tests not perfect' - also here
  8. November 8, 2011 - Cells' 'neighborhood' can help prevent breast cancer
  9. November 8, 2011 - Vaccine for metastatic breast, ovarian cancer shows promise
  10. November 8, 2011 - Using Viagra to combat malignant melanoma
  11. November 8, 2011 - Almac devises test to detect likelihood of colon cancer recurring
  12. November 8, 2011 - Bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers show biggest improvement in diagnosis time
  13. November 9, 2011 - Fecal occult blood testing effective in colonoscopy screenings
  14. November 9, 2011 - Researchers train computer to evaluate breast cancer
  15. November 9, 2011 - Basic biology offers clues to better neuroblastoma treatments
  16. November 9, 2011 - Class of breast cancer drugs could treat other types of cancer
  17. November 9, 2011 - Bowel screening reduces cancer deaths by more than 25 per cent
  18. November 10, 2011 - Epigenetic therapy shows promise in hard-to-treat lung cancer
  19. November 11, 2011 - Antibodies and light combine for a cancer-killing therapy
  20. November 11, 2011 - Pox Vaccine Treats Liver Cancer
  21. November 11, 2011 - High fiber diet linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer
  22. November 13, 2011 - New approaches may prevent certain side effects in BRAF mutation-positive melanoma
  23. November 13, 2011 - Researchers develop more effective way to discover and test potential cancer drugs
  24. November 13, 2011 - Novel monoclonal antibody offers potential treatment for tumors resistant to VEGF therapy
  25. November 13, 2011 - Combination therapy shows potent tumor growth inhibition in preclinical studies
  26. November 13, 2011 - Newly identified gene mutation adds to melanoma risk
  27. November 13, 2011 - Benefit of novel drug in breast cancer seen in blood within weeks
  28. November 13, 2011 - Tamoxifen resistance -- and how to defeat it
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Novel surface triples stem-cell growth in culture - also here, here
  2. November 9, 2011 - 'Pituitary gland in a dish' makes up for lost hormones
  3. November 9, 2011 - Pituitary develops in a lab dish with chemical coaching
  4. November 9, 2011 - Pituitary glands grown from mouse embryonic stem cells
  5. November 9, 2011 - Lab-grown hormone factory put to work
  6. November 10, 2011 - Researchers grow pituitary glands from embryonic stem cells
  7. November 10, 2011 - Stem cell approach primes immune system to fight cancer
  8. November 11, 2011 - Stem cell therapy for diabetes still a long way off
  9. November 11, 2011 - Stem cell research hopes to repair brain damage of Parkinson's disease
  10. November 11, 2011 - Tales from the crypt: Study on gut cell regeneration reconciles long-standing research controversy
  11. November 15, 2011 - Pituitary glands from stem cells
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Researchers develop first mouse model to study important aspect of Alzheimer's
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Transmission of HIV: Study spotlights virus that starts infection
  2. November 7, 2011 - HIV study identifies key cellular defence mechanism
  3. November 8, 2011 - Low level HIV in bloodstream not linked with inflammation or death
  4. November 8, 2011 - Early trial suggests rectal microbicide is safe, could significantly reduce HIV transmission
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Experimental drug suppresses rebound of hepatitis C virus in liver transplant patients
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Study finds stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems
  2. November 7, 2011 - New study challenges accepted approaches to research in senile dementia
  3. November 10, 2011 - Test to predict dementia risk
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Sowing the seeds of the obesity epidemic in babyhood
  2. November 7, 2011 - Babies on obesity path? New sign may offer answer
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Study indicates brain plays role in regulating blood sugar in humans
  2. November 7, 2011 - Connexins: Providing protection to cells destroyed in Type 1 diabetes
  3. November 9, 2011 - Pig to primate transplants show promise for diabetes
  4. November 10, 2011 - Knocking out key protein in mice boosts insulin sensitivity
  5. November 10, 2011 - Research indicates obesity and diabetes risk is determined in the womb
  6. November 11, 2011 - Eating fish can reduce the risk of diabetes
  7. November 11, 2011 - Gene tweak creates supermouse - and prevents diabetes
  8. November 12, 2011 - Early, intensive therapy for type 1 diabetes prevented kidney disease in long-term study
Background


Diabetes and dementia

References:
  1. November 7, 2011 - Looking at the link between diabetes and dementia
  2. November 8, 2011 - Researchers identify diabetes link to cognitive impairment in older adults
Background, Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Research targets brain region affected by Parkinson's
  2. November 8, 2011 - Mind control key to improving Parkinson's symptoms
  3. November 9, 2011 - People with Parkinson's more likely to have leg restlessness than restless leg syndrome
  4. November 9, 2011 - Re-training the brain
  5. November 10, 2011 - Parkinsonian worms may hold the key to identifying drugs for Parkinson's disease
  6. November 10, 2011 - Why do neurons die in Parkinson's disease?
  7. November 13, 2011 - Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - New artemisinin-based treatment against malaria promising
  2. November 9, 2011 - Malaria's Master Key
  3. November 9, 2011 - Malaria parasite requires a single receptor to invade human red blood cells
  4. November 9, 2011 - Malaria finding points to possible new vaccine
  5. November 10, 2011 - Sickle-cell mystery solved
  6. November 10, 2011 - Scientists Discover a Promising Target for a Malaria Vaccine
  7. November 10, 2011 - How Blood Cells Thwart Malaria
  8. November 10, 2011 - Malaria's unique infection route revealed
  9. November 11, 2011 - Mystery of resistance to malaria solved in new study
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - Surgical procedure does not appear to reduce risk of subsequent stroke after 'mini-stroke'
  2. November 9, 2011 - Breakthrough in understanding the genetics of high blood pressure
  3. November 9, 2011 - Study questions benefits of reducing sodium in diet
  4. November 10, 2011 - Dendritic cell subtype protects against atherosclerosis - also here
  5. November 10, 2011 - Effects of 'mini stroke' can shorten life expectancy
  6. November 10, 2011 - Reduction in risk of coronary heart disease from alcohol consumption
  7. November 11, 2011 - Diseased hearts to heal themselves in future
  8. November 13, 2011 - Childhood sex abuse tied to heart risk
  9. November 13, 2011 - Low vitamin C levels may raise heart failure patients' risk
  10. November 13, 2011 - Sugar-sweetened beverages may increase cardiovascular risk in women
  11. November 13, 2011 - Professional dental cleanings may reduce risk of heart attack, stroke
  12. November 13, 2011 - Abused girls may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke as adults
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. November 8, 2011 - 'If Hamlet give the first or second hit': The development of Burkitt's lymphoma
  2. November 9, 2011 - Researchers unravel biochemical factor important in tumor metastasis
  3. November 9, 2011 - The body's own surveillance system against cancer
  4. November 10, 2011 - New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer
  5. November 10, 2011 - Researchers identify skin cancer genes
  6. November 13, 2011 - Researchers find surprising role for enzyme in tumor cell division and new drug to combat it
  7. November 13, 2011 - Signaling pathway linked to inflammatory breast cancer may drive disease metastasis
Background


Anti-obesity therapy

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Novel Drug Shrinks Monkeys' Waistlines
  2. November 9, 2011 - Drug helps fat monkeys slim down - are people next?
  3. November 9, 2011 - Obese monkeys lose weight on drug that attacks blood supply of fat cells
  4. November 10, 2011 - With Experimental Drug, Inspired by Cancer Treatment, Obese Monkeys Shed Nearly 40% of Their Fat
  5. November 10, 2011 - Cancer treatment shows promise for rapid weight loss
  6. November 10, 2011 - Drug Offers Hope in Obesity Fight
Background


Epigenetic drugs for cancer

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - Unmuffled Genes Slow Down Lung Cancer
Background, Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. November 9, 2011 - New antibiotic compound enters phase I clinical trial
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. November 11, 2011 - Researchers closer to the super bug puzzle
Background


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