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Volume 11, Number 9
February 27, 2012


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

James Webb Space Telescope
Dark matter in stars
Extrasolar planets
Computational complexity of deriving dynamical equations
Black holes
Milky Way magnetic fields
Possible superluminal neutrinos
Milky Way halo
Fullerenes in space
Global warming
Supernova 1987A
Protoplanetary disks
Higgs boson and W boson mass
Element abundances and planet formation
Galaxy mergers
Plate tectonics
Ultraluminous X-ray sources
Extrastellar planets
Habitable zones of red dwarfs
Macroscopic quantum effects
Star-forming regions
Earthquakes

Technology

Fuel cells
Graphene
Nanotechnology
Virtual reality
Superconductivity
Optical circuits
Metal-organic frameworks
Microfluidics
Metamaterials
Quantum computing
Electron-beam lithography
Optical component interconnection
Carbon nanotubes
Spintronics
Graphyne
Brain-computer interface
Quantum measurement
Optical memory

Life sciences

Bacterial sensory mechanism
Hrs and cholesterol
AMPK regulation and cell metabolism
Sympatric speciation in archaea
CETP and cholesterol
Stress and telomere length
Evolution of circulatory system development
SIRT6 and longevity
Y chromosomes
Limb regeneration
Testosterone, immune response, and sexual attractiveness
Cell death pathway
Human oocyte development
Evolution and cell growth regulation
Endogenous retrovirus elements and transcription errors
Prediction of protein misfolding
Macrophages and recognition of harmful bacteria
Bacteriophages
Chaperonins and protein folding
Neanderthals
Bacterial cheating

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Brain-imaging studies
Schizophrenia
Parrot arithmetical ability
Anumeric languages
Visual perception
Cocaine addiction
Synaptic plasticity
Neuromuscular junctions
Emotions
Norepinephrine and gambling addiction
Autism
Regulation of corticotropin releasing hormone
Stem cells and memory formation
Hyperconnectivity and depression
Dopamine and creativity
Retrieval-induced forgetting
1,8-cineole and cognitive performance
Genetics and intelligence

Health and medicine

Antibiotics
Cancer
Hepatitis C
Obesity
Tuberculosis
Antibiotic resistance
Agricultural use of antibiotics and MRSA
Cardiovascular disease
Malaria
Cancer biology
Telomeres, telomerase, and cancer
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Metabolic syndrome
Cartilage regeneration
Multiple sclerosis
Avian flu
AIDS
Anti-inflammation strategy
Dementia
Celiac disease
Stem cells
Nanobiotechnology
Psoriasis
Lupus
Alzheimer's disease



Physical sciences


James Webb Space Telescope

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - NASA's Webb telescope: Revolutionary design, runaway costs - also here
Background


Dark matter in stars

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Stars containing dark matter should look different from other stars
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Scattered light could reveal alien atmospheres
  2. February 21, 2012 - Water World Is New Type of Planet
  3. February 21, 2012 - Some Planets Are Alien Invaders
  4. February 21, 2012 - In distance space, a water world: Hubble reveals a new class of extrasolar planet - also here
  5. February 21, 2012 - GJ 1214b: A Steam-Bath World
  6. February 21, 2012 - New Type of Alien Planet Is a Steamy 'Waterworld'
  7. February 21, 2012 - Distant 'water-world' confirmed
  8. February 21, 2012 - Hubble Discovers Steam World 'Like No Planet We Know Of'
  9. February 22, 2012 - Distant planet an exotic water-world
  10. February 22, 2012 - New class of extrasolar planet is a 'waterworld'
  11. February 22, 2012 - New Ultradense Planet Found
  12. February 22, 2012 - Steamy water-world gets the Hubble treatment
  13. February 22, 2012 - How Scattered Light May Reveal Alien Planet Atmospheres
  14. February 22, 2012 - How Hubble's Steam Planet Discovery Helps Us Understand The Universe
Technical papers:
  1. The Flat Transmission Spectrum of the Super-Earth GJ1214b from Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope
  2. The Flat Transmission Spectrum of the Super-Earth GJ1214b from Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope
Background


Computational complexity of deriving dynamical equations

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - It's Official: Physics Is Hard
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Chandra finds fastest wind from stellar-mass black hole
  2. February 21, 2012 - Cosmic Hurricane: Black Hole Has 20 Million MPH Winds
  3. February 23, 2012 - Black hole creating cosmic hurricane
Background


Milky Way magnetic fields

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Developing map of Milky Way
Background


Possible superluminal neutrinos

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Flaws found in faster-than-light neutrino measurement - also here
  2. February 22, 2012 - Error Undoes Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results
  3. February 22, 2012 - Faster-than-light neutrino result reportedly a mistake caused by loose cable
  4. February 22, 2012 - Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables
  5. February 22, 2012 - Faster than light neutrinos? More like faulty wiring
  6. February 22, 2012 - Loose Cable Explains Faulty 'Faster-than-light' Neutrino Result
  7. February 22, 2012 - Faster-Than-Light Particle Result Reportedly Caused By Loose Cable
  8. February 22, 2012 - Speedy neutrino result may be due to instrument glitch
  9. February 23, 2012 - Faster-than-light neutrinos: was a faulty connection to blame?
  10. February 23, 2012 - Was Einstein wrong - or was the cable loose?
  11. February 23, 2012 - Neutrinos may still have broken light barrier - or not
  12. February 23, 2012 - Loose cable blamed for speedy neutrinos
  13. February 23, 2012 - 'Faster-than-light' experiment exposed as mistake
  14. February 23, 2012 - Hitches emerge as culprit in 'faster-than-light' particle
  15. February 23, 2012 - Doubts grow over superluminal-neutrino result
  16. February 23, 2012 - Faster-than-light neutrinos explained?
  17. February 23, 2012 - 'Faster-than-light' mystery solved?
  18. February 23, 2012 - Faster-than-light neutrinos could be down to bad wiring
  19. February 23, 2012 - Was Einstein wrong - or was the cable loose?
  20. February 23, 2012 - CERN to re-run Einstein tests in May after cable doubts
  21. February 23, 2012 - Was speeding neutrino claim a human error?
  22. February 24, 2012 - Official Word on Superluminal Neutrinos Leaves Warp-Drive Fans a Shred of Hope - Barely
  23. February 24, 2012 - Light's speed limit is safe for now
Background


Milky Way halo

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Milky Way's Outer Fringe of Stars Sparks Disagreement
Background


Fullerenes in space

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Spitzer finds solid buckyballs in space
  2. February 22, 2012 - Tiny 'Soccer Ball' Space Molecules Could Equal 10,000 Mount Everests
  3. February 23, 2012 - Buckyball Solids Found in Space
  4. February 28, 2012 - Solid buckyballs discovered in space
  5. March 2, 2012 - Solid buckyballs discovered in space
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Russian heat wave 'had both manmade and natural causes'
Background


Supernova 1987A

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - In Memoriam, Star-style
  2. February 23, 2012 - Twenty-five years after supernova 1987A
  3. February 24, 2012 - The relativity-testing supernova next door
Background


Protoplanetary disks

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Solar System's Origins Not So Special
Background


Higgs boson and W boson mass

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Physicists Pinpoint W Boson, Narrow Search for Higgs
  2. February 23, 2012 - World's best measurement of W boson mass tests Standard Model, Higgs boson limits - also here
  3. February 24, 2012 - High-precision weigh-in for W boson means fewer hiding places for Higgs
  4. March 2, 2012 - New measurements of W boson mass point to Higgs mass and test Standard Model - also here
  5. March 2, 2012 - Fermilab's DZero experiment weighs in on W boson mass
  6. March 5, 2012 - Tevatron collider's mighty boost for Higgs hunt
Background


Element abundances and planet formation

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Chemical clues on the formation of planetary systems
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - The Dragon clash
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Plate tectonics modelled realistically
Background


Ultraluminous X-ray sources

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Spectacularly bright object in Andromeda caused by 'normal' black hole
  2. February 23, 2012 - Andromeda Galaxy's Exotic X-Ray Signal Actually a Bright Black Hole
  3. February 27, 2012 - Andromeda galaxy pops up ultraluminous X-ray sources
Technical papers:
  1. The missing link: a low-mass X-ray binary in M31 seen as an ultraluminous X-ray source
  2. The missing link: a low mass X-ray binary in M31 seen as an ultraluminous X-ray source
Background


Extrastellar planets

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Researchers say galaxy may swarm with 'nomad planets'
  2. February 24, 2012 - "Nomad" Planets More Common Than Thought, May Orbit Black Holes
  3. February 24, 2012 - Nomad Alien Planets May Fill Our Milky Way Galaxy
  4. February 27, 2012 - How Many Unbound Planets in Milky Way?
Background


Habitable zones of red dwarfs

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Red Dwarf Stars May Be Best Chance for Habitable Alien Planets
  2. February 24, 2012 - Extending the habitable zone for red dwarf stars
Background


Macroscopic quantum effects

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Forcing an electron to orbit like a planet
Background


Star-forming regions

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Capturing Orion
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Japan's 2011 megaquake reactivated dormant faults
Background



Technology


Fuel cells

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - To make better fuel cells, study the defects
  2. February 23, 2012 - Breakthrough in designing cheaper, more efficient catalysts for fuel cells
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Graphene-based composites could cool electronics
  2. February 22, 2012 - Graphene is thinnest known anti-corrosion coating
  3. February 23, 2012 - Motorized roller could mass-produce graphene-based devices
  4. February 23, 2012 - Using graphene oxide to examine molecules in living cells proves popular
  5. February 23, 2012 - Graphene Nanoribbons Zip Up
  6. February 24, 2012 - Novel method to make nanomaterials discovered
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Researchers coax gold into nanowires
  2. February 22, 2012 - New technique produces free-standing piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures from PZT material
  3. February 22, 2012 - A new twist on nanowires
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Applying enhanced virtuality to language learning
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Superconductor breaks high-temperature record
  2. February 22, 2012 - Physicists surprised by disappearing and reappearing superconductivity in iron selenium chalcogenides
  3. February 23, 2012 - Iron-based superconductors respond well to pressure
Background


Optical circuits

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Researchers build first physical 'metatronic' circuit
Background


Metal-organic frameworks

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - MOFs materials special review issue
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - New microfluidic device could be used to diagnose and monitor cancer and other diseases
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - 'Negative refraction' opens avenue to new products and industries - also here, here
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Researchers force nitrogen vacancies to lose their identity
  2. February 23, 2012 - New study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale
Background


Electron-beam lithography

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Micropatterning Director at TSMC suggests e-beam lithography may replace EUV
Background


Optical component interconnection

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Transforming computers of the future with optical interconnects
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - UD researchers first to attempt 3D carbon nanotube architectures
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Physicists finds new path toward increasing semiconductor functionality
Background


Graphyne

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Graphyne May Be Better than Graphene
  2. March 1, 2012 - Graphyne Could Be Better Than Graphene
  3. March 1, 2012 - Could graphynes be better than graphene?
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Monkey controls robot hand through brain implants
Background


Quantum measurement

References:
  1. February 26, 2012 - Scientists Score Another Victory Over Uncertainty in Quantum Physics Measurements - also here, here
Background


Optical memory

References:
  1. February 26, 2012 - Optical memory could ease Internet bottlenecks
Background



Life sciences


Bacterial sensory mechanism

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Honeycomb structure responsible for bacteria's extraordinary sense
Background


Hrs and cholesterol

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Protein that directs cholesterol traffic identified
Background


AMPK regulation and cell metabolism

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Cell Energy Sensor Mechanism Discovered - also here
Background


Sympatric speciation in archaea

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Study discovers microbes speciating - also here
Background, Background


CETP and cholesterol

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Researchers find new evidence on how cholesterol gets moved from HDLs to LDLs
Background


Stress and telomere length

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging
  2. February 21, 2012 - Does depression contribute to the aging process?
Background


Evolution of circulatory system development

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Scientists unlock evolutionary secret of blood vessels
Background, Background


SIRT6 and longevity

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Sirtuin protein linked to longevity in mammals
  2. February 22, 2012 - 'Fountain of youth' enzyme lengthens mouse life
  3. February 23, 2012 - Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice
  4. February 23, 2012 - Levels of protein SIRT6 appear to impact lifespan of mice
Technical papers:
  1. The sirtuin SIRT6 regulates lifespan in male mice
Background


Y chromosomes

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - The human Y chromosome is here to stay
  2. February 22, 2012 - Long Live the Y
  3. February 22, 2012 - Men might not 'become extinct' after all: Theory of the 'rotting' Y chromosome dealt a fatal blow
  4. February 22, 2012 - Genetic Maker of Men Is Diminished but Holding Its Ground, Researchers Say
  5. February 22, 2012 - Men's Y chromosome is not about to go extinct
  6. February 23, 2012 - 'Extinction of men' put on hold
  7. February 23, 2012 - Many years of life left in Y chromosome
  8. February 24, 2012 - Rest Easy, Men: Shrinkage (of the Y Chromosome) Has Apparently Stopped
Background


Limb regeneration

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Old-fashioned fish regrow fins
  2. February 23, 2012 - Two new species of fish found able to regenerate a lost fin
Background


Testosterone, immune response, and sexual attractiveness

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Women are attracted to men with healthy faces
  2. February 23, 2012 - You need to be a healthy to be a heart-throb: study
Background, Background


Cell death pathway

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - New Kind of Cellular Suicide
Background


Human oocyte development

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Lineage trees reveal cells' histories
  2. February 26, 2012 - Stem Cells That May Make Eggs Found in Women
  3. February 26, 2012 - Eggs may be made throughout adulthood
  4. February 26, 2012 - Scientists isolate egg-producing stem cells from adult human ovaries
  5. February 26, 2012 - Report: Women have rare egg-producing stem cells - also here, here
  6. February 26, 2012 - Pioneering lab work aims to smash women's fertility barrier
  7. February 27, 2012 - Egg-making stem cells found in adult ovaries
  8. February 27, 2012 - Can Women Grow More Eggs? Stem Cells That Might Lead to Fresh Eggs Discovered in Humans
  9. February 27, 2012 - Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?
  10. February 27, 2012 - Human eggs created from stem cells
  11. February 27, 2012 - Team create human eggs from stem cells
  12. February 29, 2012 - Women Can Make New Eggs After All, Stem-Cell Study Hints
Background


Evolution and cell growth regulation

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Scientists find a key to growth differences between species
Background, Background

Background


Endogenous retrovirus elements and transcription errors

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Mobile DNA elements can disrupt gene expression and cause biological variation, study shows - also here
  2. February 27, 2012 - Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble
Background


Prediction of protein misfolding

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Researchers develop an algorithm to predict how and when proteins misfold
Background


Macrophages and recognition of harmful bacteria

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Protein scouts for dangerous bacteria: How the immune system detects listeria and other bad bacteria
Background


Bacteriophages

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Bacteria-Killing Viruses Wield an Iron Spike
Background


Chaperonins and protein folding

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Researchers identify structure of key control element behind protein misfolding that can lead to disease - also here
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - European neanderthals were on the verge of extinction even before the arrival of modern humans: study - also here
  2. February 27, 2012 - DNA reveals Neanderthal extinction clues
Background


Bacterial cheating

References:
  1. February 25, 2012 - Bacterial cheaters do not prosper
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Scientists identify link between size of brain region and conformity - also here
  2. February 22, 2012 - Is there a general motivation center in the depths of the brain?
  3. February 22, 2012 - Broken hearts really hurt
  4. February 24, 2012 - New insights into understanding brain performance
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Novel analysis offers clues to schizophrenia underpinnings
  2. February 21, 2012 - Linking genes, cerebellums and schizophrenia
  3. February 22, 2012 - Training improves brain activation and behavior in schizophrenia
  4. February 23, 2012 - Shedding light on memory deficits in schizophrenic patients and healthy aged subjects
Background


Parrot arithmetical ability

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Parrot's posthumous paper shows his mathematical genius - also here, here
Background


Anumeric languages

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - You can't do the math without the words
Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Neuroscientists identify how the brain works to select what we (want to) see
Background


Cocaine addiction

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Cocaine and the teen brain: Study offers insights into addiction
Background


Synaptic plasticity

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - A mechanism to improve learning and memory
Background


Neuromuscular junctions

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Surprising diversity at a synapse hints at complex diversity of neural circuitry
Background


Emotions

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - What can animals' survival instincts tell us about understanding human emotion?
Background


Norepinephrine and gambling addiction

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Japanese researchers find norepinephrine levels may be linked to gambling addiction
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Variation in brain development seen in infants with autism
  2. February 23, 2012 - Higher risk of autism among certain immigrant groups
  3. February 24, 2012 - Reseacher finds possible lipid metabolism disorder in children with autism
Background


Regulation of corticotropin releasing hormone

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - A Unique On-Off Switch for Hormone Production - also here
Background


Stem cells and memory formation

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Memory formation triggered by stem cell development - also here
Background, Background


Hyperconnectivity and depression

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Brain 'hyperconnectivity' linked to depression
Background


Dopamine and creativity

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Parkinson's disease patients can become more creative when they take dopamine
Background, Background


Retrieval-induced forgetting

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Recalling items from memory reduces our ability to recall other related items
Background


1,8-cineole and cognitive performance

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Could rosemary scent boost brain performance?
Background


Genetics and intelligence

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Earlier studies that linked specific genes to intelligence were largely wrong
Background



Health and medicine


Antibiotics

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Rainforest plant combats multi-resistant bacterial strains - also here
  2. February 20, 2012 - Research identifies potential antibiotic alternative to treat infection without resistance
  3. February 22, 2012 - New way to tap largest remaining treasure trove of potential new antibiotics
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Mapping of protein inhibitors facilitates development of tailor-made anticancer agents
  2. February 20, 2012 - Traitorous immune cells promote sudden ovarian cancer progression
  3. February 20, 2012 - EU approves skin cancer fighting drug: Roche
  4. February 20, 2012 - Choosing the best breast cancer treatment option
  5. February 20, 2012 - Pancreatic cancer: Trial drug MRK003 shows promise
  6. February 21, 2012 - Study links endometriosis with increased risk of developing 3 specific types of ovarian cancer
  7. February 21, 2012 - Stronger intestinal barrier may prevent cancer in the rest of the body, new study suggests
  8. February 21, 2012 - Energy network within cells may be new target for cancer therapy
  9. February 21, 2012 - New blood test for early cancer detection developed
  10. February 22, 2012 - New melanoma drug Zelboraf nearly doubles survival in majority of patients
  11. February 22, 2012 - Melanoma drug nearly doubles survival time: study
  12. February 22, 2012 - High VEGF signaling score tied to lung cancer prognosis
  13. February 22, 2012 - Unraveling why children with Down syndrome have increased leukemia risk
  14. February 22, 2012 - Skin cancer frequency in chronic leg ulcers >10 percent
  15. February 22, 2012 - Study: Muscle regeneration may provide ideal environment for rhabdomyosarcoma
  16. February 22, 2012 - Drug combination domino effect destroys pancreatic cancer cells
  17. February 22, 2012 - Mammography-detected breast cancer in 40-49 year-olds has better prognosis
  18. February 22, 2012 - New melanoma drug doubles survival time, study shows
  19. February 22, 2012 - Study: Colonoscopy cuts colon cancer death risk - also here
  20. February 23, 2012 - Cancer risk up in bilateral retinoblastoma survivors
  21. February 23, 2012 - Obesity may modify the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer
  22. February 23, 2012 - Researchers helping map brain cancer genome
  23. February 23, 2012 - CT colonography shown to be comparable to standard colonoscopy
  24. February 23, 2012 - Study: Virtual colonoscopy effective screening tool for adults over 65
  25. February 24, 2012 - Polymer film loaded with antibodies that can capture tumor cells shows promise as a diagnostic tool
  26. February 24, 2012 - Cancer therapy more potent when it hits two targets
  27. February 24, 2012 - New cancer drug sabotages tumour's escape route
  28. February 26, 2012 - How to rescue the immune system: Study could lead to novel therapy for cancer
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Benefits of hepatitis C treatment outweigh costs for patients with advanced disease
  2. February 24, 2012 - Hepatitis C, a leading killer, is frequently undiagnosed but often curable
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Appearance vs. reality: The perfectly healthy obese
  2. February 20, 2012 - Everything you know about dieting is wrong: scientists
  3. February 21, 2012 - Exercise plays key role in managing obesity: study
  4. February 22, 2012 - Battling Obesity With Better Mathematical Models - also here
  5. February 22, 2012 - US health experts give nod to new obesity drug
  6. February 22, 2012 - FDA panel backs previously rejected obesity pill - also here
  7. February 22, 2012 - Diet pill aims for US regulatory approval
  8. February 23, 2012 - FDA advisors endorse weight-loss drug Qnexa
  9. February 24, 2012 - Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 20, 2012 - Old antibiotic could be a new weapon to fight tuberculosis
  2. February 21, 2012 - Tuberculosis researchers find answer to 30-year-old puzzle
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Soil bacteria and pathogens share antibiotic resistance genes
Background


Agricultural use of antibiotics and MRSA

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed Creates Superbugs
  2. February 23, 2012 - 'Pig MRSA' Came From Humans, Evolved Via Farm Drugs
  3. February 28, 2012 - NIH-Supported Scientists Investigate a Newly Emerging Staph Strain
  4. February 28, 2012 - Yes, Antibiotics Used on Livestock Do Breed Drug-Resistant Bacteria That Infect Humans
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Many women having a heart attack don't have chest pain
  2. February 21, 2012 - High blood homocysteine levels are not linked with coronary heart disease
  3. February 22, 2012 - Research links circadian rhythms to sudden cardiac death
  4. February 22, 2012 - Lessons from $800-million drug flop may lead to a new genre of anti-cholesterol medicines
  5. February 22, 2012 - Researchers solve puzzle of proteins linked to heart failure
  6. February 22, 2012 - Family history -- a significant way to improve cardiovascular disease risk assessment
  7. February 22, 2012 - Combined use of recommended heart failure therapies significantly boosts survival odds
  8. February 22, 2012 - Sudden cardiac death: Time of day link found in mice
  9. February 22, 2012 - 'Biological clock' is linked to heart attacks
  10. February 23, 2012 - Eating citrus fruit may lower women's stroke risk
  11. February 23, 2012 - Woodchucks and sudden cardiac death
  12. February 23, 2012 - Nicotine's role in promoting heart and blood vessel disease
  13. February 23, 2012 - First study to show that bisphenol A exposure increases risk of future onset of heart disease
  14. February 24, 2012 - Doctors find new way to predict recurrent stroke
  15. February 24, 2012 - 'Popeye' proteins help the heart adapt to stress
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Comparing antimalarial drugs and their effects over the Plasmodium lifecycle
  2. February 21, 2012 - Pyramax receives positive opinion from the EMA
  3. February 23, 2012 - Slamming the brakes on the malaria life cycle
  4. February 23, 2012 - Malaria immunity in the spotlight
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - A breakthrough in understanding the biology and treatment of ovarian cancer
  2. February 21, 2012 - 'Stealth' properties of cancer-causing genetic mutations identified
  3. February 22, 2012 - Researchers discover what cancer cells need to travel - also here
  4. February 22, 2012 - Study finds new member of the breast-cancer gene network
  5. February 22, 2012 - Analysis of mTOR shows how the protein works, how new generation of drugs may defeat it
  6. February 22, 2012 - Researchers reveal how cancer cells change once they spread to distant organs
  7. February 22, 2012 - UK study provides insight into cancer progression
  8. February 23, 2012 - Scientists uncover inflammatory circuit that triggers breast cancer
  9. February 23, 2012 - Breaking down cancer's defense for future vaccines
  10. February 24, 2012 - Researchers uncover new operations of cancer suppressor
Background


Telomeres, telomerase, and cancer

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Telomere failure, telomerase activation drive prostate cancer progression
  2. February 21, 2012 - Blocking telomerase kills cancer cells but provokes resistance, progression
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Study finds some insulin production in long-term Type 1 diabetes
  2. February 21, 2012 - Revising the 'textbook' on liver metabolism offers new targets for diabetes drugs
  3. February 22, 2012 - Prediabetes may not explain diabetic polyneuropathies
  4. February 26, 2012 - New drug improves glucose control without increasing risk of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. February 21, 2012 - Purdue researchers reveal role of protein mutation in Parkinson's disease
  2. February 22, 2012 - Stem cell implants boost monkeys with Parkinson's - also here
  3. February 23, 2012 - Possible biomarkers for Parkinson's disease identified
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Scientists discover likely new trigger for epidemic of metabolic syndrome
Background, Background, Background


Cartilage regeneration

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Researchers take a step forward in transplanting pig cells to regenerate human cartilage
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. February 22, 2012 - Cognitive rehabilitation improves brain performance in patients with MS
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Bird flu less deadly, but more widespread, than official numbers suggest
  2. February 23, 2012 - Bird Flu Prevalence Underestimated
  3. February 23, 2012 - H5N1 bird flu cases more common than thought: study
  4. February 24, 2012 - As worries rise, research continues to argue that avian flu isn't that deadly
  5. February 24, 2012 - New doubt over H5N1 death rate but risks still high
  6. February 24, 2012 - Bird Flu: More Common, Less Deadly than We Thought?
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Vaccines for HIV: A new design strategy
  2. February 23, 2012 - Researchers discover new HIV vaccine-related tool
Background


Anti-inflammation strategy

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - New class of compounds stops disease-fueling inflammation in lab tests
  2. February 23, 2012 - Researchers discover how vitamin D inhibits inflammation
Background


Dementia

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Dementia, sleeping problems and depression are interrelated
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Celiac disease is linked to osteoporosis
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 23, 2012 - Scientists trigger muscle stem cells to divide
  2. February 26, 2012 - Dental pulp stem cells transformed by 'bad breath' chemical
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Study magnetizes carbon nanoparticles for cancer therapy
Background


Psoriasis

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - UVB preferred for treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. February 24, 2012 - Natural method for clearing cellular debris provides new targets for lupus treatment
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 26, 2012 - Researchers test sugary solution to Alzheimer's
Background


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