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Volume 11, Number 8
February 20, 2012


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

Large Hadron Collider
Global warming
Dark matter
Galactic microwave emissions
Sunspots
Quantum entanglement
Microbes and climate modeling
Globular clusters
Eta Carinae
Supersymmetry
Intermediate mass black holes
Star-forming regions
Crab Nebula pulsar
Time crystals
Galaxy mergers
Earth's mantle
Solar prominences
Tellurium in early stars
Gamma-ray bursts
Pulsars

Technology

Nanotechnology
Artificial intelligence
Photovoltaics
Quantum photonics
Carbon nanotubes
Graphene
Lasers
Supercomputing
Superconductivity
Quantum dots
Virtual reality
Quantum computing
Bose Einstein condensates
Hydrogen production
DNA sequencing
DNA computing
Single-atom transistors
Quantum cryptography

Life sciences

Origins of life
CD8 T cells and self-immunity
Noncoding RNA
Prion function in yeast
Origins of photosynthesis and plants
Frequency of human gene mutations
Extremophiles
Gene imprinting
TLR5 and immune response to bacteria
Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoparticle proteins and alternative splicing
Chromosome restructuring
Circadian rhythm and immune response
MicroRNA and neurological aging
T cell development
Lipids and cell polarity
Development of biological patterns

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Oxytocin
Brain-imaging studies
Memory
Embodied cognition
Bilingualism
Sleep deprivation
Estradiol and emotional distance
Alcohol and the brain
Autism
Learning

Health and medicine

Tuberculosis
Antibiotics
Cancer
Cancer biology
Cancer stem cells
Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
Dementia
Diabetes
Hepatitis B
AIDS
Malaria
Alzheimer's disease
Obesity
Prions
Mathematical modeling of heart muscle activity
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology
Parkinson's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Hepatitis C
Telomere length and cardiovascular risk
Avian flu



Physical sciences


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - CERN turns up power to answer Higgs riddle in 2012
  2. February 13, 2012 - LHC plays it safe
  3. February 13, 2012 - LHC set to up collision rate, energy in attempt to pin down Higgs boson
  4. February 13, 2012 - CERN plans for even more intense year of LHC physics
  5. February 13, 2012 - LHC boosts energy to snag Higgs – and superpartners
  6. February 14, 2012 - LHC energy boost will aid hunt for Higgs boson
  7. February 14, 2012 - Large Hadron Collider to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Models hone picture of climate impacts
  2. February 13, 2012 - With climate change, today's '100-year floods' may happen every three to 20 years: research
  3. February 14, 2012 - Climate change: French researchers complete new simulations for the next IPCC report
  4. February 15, 2012 - Extreme summer temperatures occur more frequently: study
  5. February 17, 2012 - Global warming could fuel more frequent storm surges
  6. February 17, 2012 - Models underestimate future temperature variability; Food security at risk
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Missing dark matter located: Intergalactic space is filled with dark matter
  2. February 14, 2012 - Elusive Dark Matter Pervades Intergalactic Space
Technical papers:
  1. Matter Distribution around Galaxies
Background


Galactic microwave emissions

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Planck mission steps closer to the cosmic blueprint - also here
  2. February 13, 2012 - New Planck maps reveal unseen details across the Milky Way
  3. February 13, 2012 - Planck All-Sky Images Show Cold Gas and Strange Haze
  4. February 14, 2012 - Strange microwave 'haze' found in Milky Way
  5. February 14, 2012 - Space Probe Spots Weird Microwave Haze in Our Galaxy
  6. February 14, 2012 - Planck Satellite Reveals Enormous Haze of Energetic Particles at the Center of Milky Way
  7. February 17, 2012 - Planck's new all-sky views of the Universe
Background


Sunspots

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Sunspots' Secrets Unraveling
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - A Schrödinger cat with eight lives: quantum entanglement of eight photons - also here
Background


Microbes and climate modeling

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Report seeks to integrate microbes into climate models
Background, Background


Globular clusters

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Globular star clusters: The survivors of a massacre 13 billion years ago - also here, here, here
  2. February 14, 2012 - Starbursts May Actually Destroy Globular Clusters
  3. February 14, 2012 - The Violent Birth of the 13-Billion-Year-Old Globular Star Clusters Orbiting the Milky Way
  4. February 15, 2012 - Why ancient star clusters are all the same size
Background


Eta Carinae

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - No Winds of Change for Eta Carinae
  2. February 15, 2012 - Light echoes cause rethink of supernova imposter
  3. February 15, 2012 - Visible echoes reprise 19th century spectacle
  4. February 15, 2012 - Astronomers watch instant replay of powerful stellar eruption
  5. February 15, 2012 - Cosmic Echo of Rare Star Eruption Sparks Space Mystery
  6. February 16, 2012 - A star that exploded but didn't die: the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae
  7. February 16, 2012 - "Light Echoes" From Monster Star's Eruption Found
  8. February 16, 2012 - Supernova Countdown: Giant Star Could Explode Any Day Now
  9. February 17, 2012 - Light echo unmasks fake 'supernovae imposter'
  10. February 24, 2012 - Supernova Preview
  11. February 27, 2012 - Preview of a forthcoming supernova
Background


Supersymmetry

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Wake up, little SUSY
Background


Intermediate mass black holes

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Odd Black Hole Is Last Survivor of Its Galaxy
  2. February 15, 2012 - Black hole came from a shredded galaxy - also here
  3. February 15, 2012 - Rare Black Hole Survives Galaxy's Destruction
  4. February 16, 2012 - Middleweight black hole hints at galaxy formation
  5. February 17, 2012 - 'Missing link' black hole is stress eater
Technical papers:
  1. A Young Massive Stellar Population Around the Intermediate Mass Black Hole ESO 243-49 HLX-1
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - APEX turns its eye to dark clouds in Taurus - also here
  2. February 15, 2012 - Space Dust Tentacle Hides Baby Stars in New Photo
  3. February 17, 2012 - Fiery Ribbon
Background


Crab Nebula pulsar

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Super-Fast Winds May Explain Crab Nebula's Mighty Energy Beams
  2. February 16, 2012 - A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula - also here
  3. February 16, 2012 - Researchers suggest high energy emissions from Crab Nebula come from wind
Background, Background


Time crystals

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Crystals may be possible in time as well as space
  2. February 20, 2012 - Time crystals could behave almost like perpetual motion machines
  3. February 27, 2012 - "Time Crystals" Could Be a Legitimate Form of Perpetual Motion
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Ancient Galaxy Collision Created Enormous Stellar Swirls
Background


Earth's mantle

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Ancient rocks reveal Earth's sluggish past
Background


Solar prominences

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Solar Dance
Background


Tellurium in early stars

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Rare Earth element tellurium detected for the first time in ancient stars
  2. February 22, 2012 - Rare Element on Earth Discovered in Ancient Starlight
Background, Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. February 18, 2012 - NASA Spacecraft Lifts Veil on Universe's Brightest Explosions
  2. February 19, 2012 - Gamma-ray bursts' highest power side unveiled by Fermi telescope
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - Pulsars: The Universe's gift to physics
Background



Technology


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - A self-assembled nanopattern with near-perfect order
  2. February 13, 2012 - ORNL microscopy explores nanowires' weakest link
  3. February 13, 2012 - Silicon Nanowires Feel the Force of Magnetic Resonance
  4. February 17, 2012 - Computer simulations show how key properties of nanowires change as the diameter increases
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Computer programs that think like humans
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
  2. February 13, 2012 - Nanoshells could boost photovoltaics
  3. February 14, 2012 - World's most efficient nanoplasmonic solar cells developed
Background


Quantum photonics

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Nanotubes provide new source of power
  2. February 15, 2012 - Engineers develop rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes in solutions and solids
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Shear stiffness and friction mechanics of single-layer graphene measured for the first time
  2. February 17, 2012 - Reduced graphene oxide decorated with metallic nanoparticles shows high potential for gas detection
  3. February 19, 2012 - Researchers develop new way to oxidize graphene: A step toward better electronics - also here
Background


Lasers

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - NTT develops current-injection photonic-crystal laser
Background


Supercomputing

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - World's greenest supercomputer heads to Melbourne to boost health research
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Cutting corners to make superconductors work better
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Quantum dots control brain cells for the first time
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Virtual reality supports planning by architects
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - At Yale, quantum computing is a (qu)bit closer to reality
Background


Bose Einstein condensates

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Floppy Bose Einstein condensates oscillate free of theory
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - New metal catalyst drives hydrogen fuel reaction forwards and backwards
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Nanopore genome sequencer makes its debut
  2. February 17, 2012 - Nanopore tech brings rackmounted genome machines, USB-based DNA sensors
  3. February 19, 2012 - USB stick can sequence DNA in seconds
  4. February 20, 2012 - Oxford Nanopore announces groundbreaking GridION and MinION gene sequencers
  5. February 22, 2012 - New Mini DNA Sequencer, Size of a USB Stick, Is Fast and Cheap
Background


DNA computing

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Researchers develop better control for DNA-based computations
Background


Single-atom transistors

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - Single-atom transistor is 'perfect' - also here
  2. February 19, 2012 - One and done: Single-atom transistor is end of Moore's Law; may be beginning of quantum computing - also here
  3. February 19, 2012 - Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom
  4. February 19, 2012 - Single atom transistor gets precise position on chip
  5. February 20, 2012 - We can do no Moore: a transistor from a single atom
  6. February 20, 2012 - Smallest ever transistor made with single atom
  7. February 20, 2012 - Team designs world's smallest transistor - also here
  8. February 20, 2012 - Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor
  9. February 21, 2012 - Researchers make single-atom transistor
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - Twists to quantum technique for secret messaging give unanticipated power
Background



Life sciences


Origins of life

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Debate bubbles over the origin of life
  2. February 13, 2012 - Life on Earth Began on Land, Not in Sea?
  3. February 13, 2012 - Russian hot springs point to rocky origins for life
  4. February 14, 2012 - Scientist suggests life began in freshwater pond, not the ocean
  5. February 15, 2012 - Did Life's First Cells Evolve in Geothermal Pools?
  6. February 21, 2012 - Did cellular life begin in ponds, not oceans?
  7. February 27, 2012 - Did life start in a pond, not the ocean?
Background


CD8 T cells and self-immunity

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Sensing self and non-self: New research into immune tolerance
Background


Noncoding RNA

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Noncoding RNAs alter yeast phenotypes in a site-specific manner
Background


Prion function in yeast

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Yeast find use for misfolded proteins
  2. February 15, 2012 - Propitious Prions
  3. February 15, 2012 - Prion proteins play powerful role in survival, evolution of wild yeast strains
  4. February 16, 2012 - Prions point to a new style of evolution
  5. February 17, 2012 - Study: Prions Can Be Helpful Engine of Evolution, Rather than Cause of Disease
Background


Origins of photosynthesis and plants

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - How the first plant came to be - also here
  2. February 17, 2012 - Plants may have a single ancestor
  3. February 20, 2012 - The Origin of Photosynthesis Revealed
Background


Frequency of human gene mutations

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - The Case of the Missing Genes
  2. February 16, 2012 - All genes aren't indispensable
  3. February 16, 2012 - Inactive genes surprisingly common in humans
  4. February 16, 2012 - When is a gene not a gene? New catalog helps identify gene variations associated with disease
  5. February 17, 2012 - Our Missing Genes
  6. February 17, 2012 - One percent of human genes switched off
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Microbial oasis discovered beneath the Atacama Desert
  2. February 18, 2012 - Underground oasis found below Earth's driest desert
Background, Background


Gene imprinting

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - How Zygotes Sort Out Imprinted Genes - also here
Background


TLR5 and immune response to bacteria

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Shedding light on how body fends off bacteria
Background


Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoparticle proteins and alternative splicing

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Proteins cooperate to regulate gene splicing
Background, Background


Chromosome restructuring

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - To understand chromosome reshuffling, look to the genome's 3D structure
Background


Circadian rhythm and immune response

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - When body clock runs down, immune system takes time off
  2. February 16, 2012 - When body clock runs down, immune system takes time off
Background, Background


MicroRNA and neurological aging

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Link found between MicroRNA and neurological aging in fruit flies
Background, Background


T cell development

References:
  1. February 17, 2012 - Live from the thymus: T-cells on the move
Background


Lipids and cell polarity

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - A surprising molecular switch: Lipids help control the development of cell polarity
Background


Development of biological patterns

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - Alan Turing's 1950s tiger stripe theory proved
  2. February 20, 2012 - How did the leopard get its spots? Codebreaker Alan Turing was right all along
  3. February 22, 2012 - How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Oxytocin

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Oxytocin Levels Predict Longevity of Love Affairs
  2. February 14, 2012 - Could 'Love hormone' help treat depression?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Child abuse shrinks key brain memory centre
  2. February 17, 2012 - Chess masters help researchers understand how we see the world
Background


Memory

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Brain rehearsal time ensures lasting memory performance
  2. February 14, 2012 - People forage for memories in the same way birds forage for berries
Background


Embodied cognition

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Different bodies, different minds
Background


Bilingualism

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - What causes language switching in bilinguals?
Background


Sleep deprivation

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Fragmented sleep, fragmented mind: A new theory of sleep disruption and dissociation
  2. February 15, 2012 - Sleeplessness agitates the brain
Background


Estradiol and emotional distance

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Low hormone response may contribute to women avoiding intimacy
Background


Alcohol and the brain

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Drinking alcohol shrinks critical brain regions in genetically vulnerable mice
  2. February 15, 2012 - The brain's caudate nucleus and frontal cortex are less active in people who drink more
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Autism affects motor skills, study indicates
  2. February 17, 2012 - Facing the facts of autism
  3. February 17, 2012 - Brain-imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism
  4. February 18, 2012 - Autism Signs Appear in Brains of 6-Month-Old Infants
Background


Learning

References:
  1. February 19, 2012 - New connections between brain cells form in clusters during learning
Background



Health and medicine


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - TB Screen Glows Green
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Compound may help in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs
  2. February 17, 2012 - A Molecule That Can Help Antibiotics Kill Superbugs
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Ovarian cancer arises in fallopian tube of knockout mice
  2. February 13, 2012 - Fetal exposure to radiation increases risk of testicular cancer
  3. February 13, 2012 - First prospective analysis links breast and pancreatic cancer risk with Lynch syndrome
  4. February 13, 2012 - Antibodies to intracellular cancer antigens combined with chemotherapy enhance anti-cancer immunity
  5. February 13, 2012 - Georgia Tech develops computational algorithm to assist in cancer treatments
  6. February 13, 2012 - Cell discovery strengthens quest for cancer treatments
  7. February 13, 2012 - Evidence strengthens link between NSAIDs and reduced cancer metastasis
  8. February 13, 2012 - New model of childhood brain cancer establishes first step to personalized treatment
  9. February 13, 2012 - Enhancing the effectiveness of a breast cancer treatment
  10. February 13, 2012 - Low levels of amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields elicit therapeutic responses cancer patients
  11. February 14, 2012 - New subtype of ovarian cancer may be vulnerable to anti-angiogenic drugs
  12. February 15, 2012 - Study explains high platelets in ovarian cancer patients, survival reduced
  13. February 15, 2012 - Researchers find simple reason why some children die despite aggressive modern therapy for brain cancer
  14. February 15, 2012 - Oncolytic virus extends survival in medulloblastoma model
  15. February 15, 2012 - 'First-in-human' drug for malignant glioma available in experimental trial
  16. February 15, 2012 - New method makes it easier to treat prostate and pancreatic cancer
  17. February 15, 2012 - Hundreds more breast cancer patients should be tested for BRCA1 gene
  18. February 15, 2012 - Scientists reveal best imaging technique for ovarian cancer
  19. February 16, 2012 - Aspirin could beat cancer spread
  20. February 16, 2012 - Study proves targeted tumor freezing therapy increases ovarian cancer survival
  21. February 16, 2012 - Four new drugs will change prostate cancer care
  22. February 16, 2012 - Researchers make living model of brain tumor
  23. February 16, 2012 - Potential treatment target for KRAS-mutated colon cancer found
  24. February 16, 2012 - Researchers find new drug target for lung cancer
  25. February 17, 2012 - Vitamin B and omega-3 supplementation and cancer: new data
  26. February 17, 2012 - Vitamin C may enhance radiation therapy for aggressive brain tumors
  27. February 19, 2012 - The USP15 biological thermostat: A promising novel therapeutic target in cancer
  28. February 19, 2012 - New combo of chemo and well-known malaria drug delivers double punch to tumors
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - New tumor suppressor gene identified
  2. February 14, 2012 - Researchers reveal digital transcriptome of breast cancer
  3. February 15, 2012 - Cancer-causing mutations yield their secrets
  4. February 15, 2012 - Researchers uncover new clues about how cancer cells communicate and grow
  5. February 16, 2012 - Study details on-off switch that promotes or suppresses breast cancer
  6. February 16, 2012 - Three studies find IDH enzyme mutations may alter activity leading to growth of cancer tumors
  7. February 16, 2012 - Protein that functions in normal breast may also contribute to breast cancer metastasis
  8. February 17, 2012 - Finding a tumor suppressor's groove
  9. February 17, 2012 - NDSU assistant professor publishes paper on pancreatic tumor regulator
Background


Cancer stem cells

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Radiation treatment transforms breast cancer cells into cancer stem cells
  2. February 13, 2012 - Therapy targets leukemia stem cells
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - First-of-its-kind stem cell study re-grows healthy heart muscle in heart attack patients
  2. February 13, 2012 - Researchers make breakthrough in stem cell research
  3. February 14, 2012 - Stem cell treatments improve heart function after heart attack
  4. February 15, 2012 - Stem cell study in mice offers hope for treating heart attack patients
  5. February 16, 2012 - Stem cells reverse heart attack damage
  6. February 16, 2012 - Stem cells found to help heart heal after attack
  7. February 16, 2012 - Synthetic protein amplifies genes needed for stem cells
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Researchers illuminate link between sodium, calcium and heartbeat
  2. February 13, 2012 - Even moderate air pollution can raise stroke risks
  3. February 13, 2012 - Heart failure patients have new hope
  4. February 13, 2012 - New ability to regrow blood vessels holds promise for treatment of heart disease
  5. February 14, 2012 - Cardiac MRI shown to improve diagnosis in patients with life-threatening arrhythmias
  6. February 14, 2012 - Short-term exposure to most major air pollutants associated with increased risk of heart attack
  7. February 14, 2012 - Spending more time physically active associated with better cardiometabolic measures among children
  8. February 14, 2012 - Taking depression to heart
  9. February 14, 2012 - Love, chocolate good for the heart, cardiologist says
  10. February 15, 2012 - Breakdown of triglycerides in heart muscle boosts cardiac function
  11. February 15, 2012 - Will anti-arrhythmic drug beat sudden cardiac arrest?
  12. February 16, 2012 - Pancreatic hormone linked with severe heart disease in obese and diabetic patients
  13. February 17, 2012 - Pregnancy-related complications predict CVD in middle age
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Study finds association between air pollution and cognitive decline in women
  2. February 13, 2012 - Brain-imaging technique predicts who will suffer cognitive decline over time
  3. February 15, 2012 - Slow walking 'predicts dementia'
  4. February 15, 2012 - How fast you walk and your grip in middle age may predict dementia, stroke risk
  5. February 15, 2012 - Cognitive stimulation beneficial in dementia
  6. February 15, 2012 - Research paves way for non drug-based dementia treatments for 'behaviors that challenge' carers
  7. February 17, 2012 - Signs of Neuro-problems?
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Blood from periodontal disease can be used to screen for diabetes
  2. February 13, 2012 - The leading cause of death for diabetics: Getting to the heart of problem
  3. February 15, 2012 - Diabetes may start in the intestines, research suggests
  4. February 15, 2012 - Protein may play role in obesity, diabetes, aging
  5. February 16, 2012 - As diabetes emerges, researchers track disease's first steps
  6. February 17, 2012 - No single diet will work for all diabetics
Background


Hepatitis B

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Stress in cells activates hepatitis viruses
  2. February 16, 2012 - Androgen boosts hepatitis B virus replication
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 13, 2012 - Scientists work to detach protein that HIV uses as protective shield
  2. February 13, 2012 - New HIV-vaccine tested on people
  3. February 14, 2012 - SIV infection may lead to increase in immune-suppressive Treg cells - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Malaria parasite goes bananas before sex: new study
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Trouble sleeping? It may affect your memory later on
  2. February 14, 2012 - Turmeric-based drug effective on Alzheimer flies
  3. February 15, 2012 - Researchers study mitochondrial function, potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease
  4. February 16, 2012 - New lab model of Alzheimer's disease will help research
  5. February 16, 2012 - Down's syndrome stem cells used to model Alzheimer’s
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 14, 2012 - Molecule prevents fat combustion
  2. February 19, 2012 - Study finds faulty fat sensor implicated in obesity and liver disease
  3. February 19, 2012 - Total rethink needed on dieting: scientists
Background


Prions

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Killing prions with ozone
Background


Mathematical modeling of heart muscle activity

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - The mathematics of a heart beat could save lives
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 15, 2012 - Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures
  2. February 16, 2012 - Neurons change shape after gene therapy
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - DNA robot could kill cancer cells
  2. February 16, 2012 - DNA nanorobot triggers targeted therapeutic responses
  3. February 16, 2012 - Nanoparticles may enhance cancer therapy
  4. February 16, 2012 - Nanosurgery and the fight against cancer
  5. February 16, 2012 - DNA origami nanorobot takes drug direct to cancer cell
  6. February 17, 2012 - Nano-technology uses virus' coats to fool cancer cells
  7. February 17, 2012 - DNA nanorobot delivers drugs
  8. February 22, 2012 - Advanced nanobots deliver targeted drugs
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Bacteria disarmer activates fiber formation in Parkinson's protein
  2. February 16, 2012 - Study: Weight training improves Parkinson's symptoms
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Scientists create molecular map to guide treatment of multiple sclerosis
  2. February 17, 2012 - The balancing act between protection and inflammation in MS
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Vaccine discovered for hep C
Background


Telomere length and cardiovascular risk

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 16, 2012 - Bird flu still a menace in Asia and beyond
Background


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