Open Questions Chronicle

[OQC Home] [Open Questions] [Site Map] [Previous] [Next]

Volume 3, Number 42
October 18, 2004

Cancer
Memory formation
Molecular electronics
RNA gene regulation
Core-mantle boundary
Stem cells
Unconscious perceptual procssing
Embryogenesis and retrotransposons
CO2 absorption in arctic ecosystems
Brain-computer interfaces
Nanotechnology
Composite optical fibers
Rising CO2 levels
Genetics of social cooperation
K-T mass extinction
Giant viruses
Alzheimer's disease
Brain-imaging studies
Gene flow and evolution
Spintronics
High-temperature superconductors
Protein degradation, DNA repair, and cell division
Parkinson's disease
Mitochondria
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Malaria
AIDS


Cancer

References:
  1. October 11, 2004 - Switching off gene switches off cancer
  2. October 12, 2004 - Switch Of A Gene Turns Cancer Cells Healthy In Mice
  3. October 13, 2004 - New Method Identifies Chromosome Changes In Malignant Cells
  4. October 13, 2004 -Mechanism Found That 'Protects' Aggressive Melanoma From Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  5. October 15, 2004 - Muscling In On A Deadly Cancer: Mice With Kids Muscle Tumors Raise Hope For New Treatments
Background


Memory formation

References:
  1. October 11, 2004 - Brain Circuit May Permit Scientists To Eavesdrop On Memory Formation
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. October 11, 2004 - An Important Step Toward Molecular Electronics
Background


RNA gene regulation

References:
  1. October 11, 2004 - Scientists Find Cooperative RNA Switches In Nature
Background


Core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. October 11, 2004 - New Research Reveals The Dynamic Inner Workings Of Earth
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 12, 2004 - Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells
  2. October 15, 2004 - Technique For Genetically Modifying Blood Stem Cells Brings Cure For Blood Diseases Closer
Background


Unconscious perceptual procssing

References:
  1. October 12, 2004 - Under The Surface, The Brain Seethes With Undiscovered Activity
Background


Embryogenesis and retrotransposons

References:
  1. October 12, 2004 - 'Junk' DNA May Be Very Valuable To Embryos
Background


CO2 absorption in arctic ecosystems

References:
  1. October 12, 2004 - Researchers Find Frozen North May Accelerate Climate Change
Background


Brain-computer interfaces

References:
  1. October 13, 2004 - Paralysed man sends e-mail by thought
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 13, 2004 - A Realistic Laser-Operated Molecular Locomotive
Background


Composite optical fibers

References:
  1. October 13, 2004 - Composite fibres light up
Background


Rising CO2 levels

References:
  1. October 13, 2004 - Is greenhouse gas rise a mere blip?
Background


Genetics of social cooperation

References:
  1. October 13, 2004 - Biologists ID Molecular Block For Social 'Cheaters': Gene's Dual Role In Cooperation, Reproduction Provides Evolutionary Protection
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. October 14, 2004 - In Extinction Debate, Dinosaurs and Science Writers are the Losers
Background


Giant viruses

References:
  1. October 14, 2004 - Giant virus qualifies as 'living organism'
  2. October 15, 2004 - Giant Virus Sequenced
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 14, 2004 - New Way Of Controlling Cholesterol May Help Treat Alzheimer's
  2. October 15, 2004 - Blood Pressure Drugs May Slow Deterioration Of Alzheimer's
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 14, 2004 - Imaging Studies Clarify Brain Changes Associated With Language Deficits In Autism
Background


Gene flow and evolution

References:
  1. October 14, 2004 - Laboratory Test Of Evolutionary Theory Confirms Importance Of Links Between Populations
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Professor Puts New Spin On Quantum Computer Technology
Background


High-temperature superconductors

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Superstructures add to superconducting mystery
Background


Protein degradation, DNA repair, and cell division

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Study Describes Basic Mechanism In Cell Growth Control Involving Damaged DNA
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Scientist Links Iron Imbalance To Parkinson's Disease
Background


Mitochondria

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Mitochondria Findings May Help Beat Wide Range Of Disease
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Antibiotic-boosting drug kills superbugs
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 15, 2004 - Malaria vaccine shows promise
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 16, 2004 - The shape of HIV drugs to come
Background


Copyright © 2004 by Charles Daney, All Rights Reserved