The Scientist Research News Update for early December brings about fairly complex research articles with cancer, HIV/AIDS, immunology, and genetic themes. Plus, read up on research that details how scientists revisit an older theory that advocates a role for the immune system in cancer detection and elimination, genetic mutations identified in bacteria occur in a few generations and facilitate adaptation, a possible new drug to battle cancer, an animal study suggests that norepinephrine may help reverse some of the cognitive abnormalities that characterize Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) receives federal approval to use 13 stem cell lines in research.
Here are The Scientist Research News Update Updates for 12-04-09:
- A fix for Down syndrome brains?
- Cortical Crosstalk:eavesdropping on the brain’s conversations
- Immune System vs. Cancer
- Genetic steps to adaptation
- One stop research shopping
- New drug target for cancer
- Immune cell memory tracked
- An antiviral leash for HIV?
- Secrets of a cancer-free rodent
- Choosing Sex
- New mechanism for nano damage?
- Primate evolution claim challenged
- Early stress alters epigenome
- HIV antibody duds explained
- Modest HIV protection confirmed
- A cancer vaccine — that works?
- A robotic arm breakthrough?
- NIH OKs 13 stem cell lines
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