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Volume 3, Number 46
November 15, 2004

Terascale computing
Intermediate-mass black holes
Homo floresiensis
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Dopamine
Omega-3 fatty acids
Intestinal microbiota and fat storage
Hepatitis C
Spinal cord regrowth
Permian-Triassic extinction
Protein structure and evolution
Nervous system proteins
CO2 and climate change
Yeast gene interaction analysis
Cellular autophagy
Microfluidics
Dark matter
Titan
Small interfering RNA
Rapid production of proteins
Direct observation of ribosomes
Testosterone and immune response
Epigenetic inheritance
Stem cells
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the innate immune system
Martian water
Martian methane
Pulsars
Brain implants
Quantum entanglement
Robotics
Vaccines
Reionization period of the universe
Superconductivity
Prions
Brain imaging studies
Heart failure, obesity, and diabetes
Weight gain and metabolic syndrome
Cellular markers of aging
Evolution of eukaryotes
Pentadactyl tetrapods
Sexual competition and evolution
End-Cretaceous mass extinction
Carbon nanotubes
Spin Hall effect
T cell response to viral infection
Molecular clocks and metabolism of sugars and fats
Star and planetary formation
Ion drive spacecraft propulsion


Terascale computing

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - US heavyweights storm supercomputer league
  2. November 8, 2004 - A speedy recipe for supercomputing
  3. November 9, 2004 - IBM tops supercomputing table
  4. November 9, 2004 - NASA Unveils Its Newest, Most Powerful Supercomputer
Background


Intermediate-mass black holes

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Second black hole found at the centre of our Galaxy
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Hobbits may be more human than we think
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Trojan-Horse Therapy Blocks Buildup Of Alzheimers Plaques
  2. November 10, 2004 - Neuroscientists Studying New Type Of Alzheimers Drug Aimed At Halting Disease Progression
  3. November 11, 2004 - Researcher Uncovers Clues To Alzheimer's Disease
  4. November 12, 2004 - New Study Reveals Locations Of Possible Alzheimers Genes
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Scientists Find Key To Unlock Body's Own Cancer Defence
  2. November 8, 2004 - Researchers Discover Potential Skin Cancer Prevention Target
  3. November 9, 2004 - Some Allergic Conditions Increase Risk Of Blood Cancer
  4. November 10, 2004 - Link Between Immune Protein And Longer Survival In Melanoma Patients Identified
  5. November 10, 2004 - Initial Sensor For P53 Tumor-suppressing Pathway Identified
  6. November 10, 2004 - Study Reveals Genetic Link To Colon Cancer
  7. November 10, 2004 - Certain PCBs Linked To Increased Risk Of Cancer
  8. November 11, 2004 - X-rays Reveal Details Of Cancer Protein
  9. November 11, 2004 - Cell Enzyme May Help Suppress Cancer Development
  10. November 12, 2004 - Obesity Linked To Another Cancer - Leukemia In Older Women
  11. November 12, 2004 - Vaccine Shown To "Substantially" Reduce Cervical Cancer
Background


Dopamine

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Researchers Find That Dopamine Is Key To Learning Likes And Dislikes
Background


Omega-3 fatty acids

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Good For The Heart, And (maybe) Good For The Brain
Background


Intestinal microbiota and fat storage

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Gut Microbes Can Open Gates In Fat Cells
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. November 8, 2004 - Studies Demonstrate Positive Data In Treatment Of Hepatitis C
Background


Spinal cord regrowth

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Mice regrow damaged spinal cord
  2. November 9, 2004 - Damaged spinal cord grows back
Background


Permian-Triassic extinction

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Ecosystem Remodelling Among Vertebrates During The Permian-Triassic Extinction
Background


Protein structure and evolution

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Researchers Take Step In Deciphering What Proteins Look Like Through Discovery Of New Family Member Important In Making DNA
Background


Nervous system proteins

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Scientists Closing In On Nerve Proteins' Contributions To Memory And Hearing Loss
Background


CO2 and climate change

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Climate Uncertainty With CO2 Rise Due To Uncertainty About Aerosols
Background


Yeast gene interaction analysis

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Powerful 'Toolkit' Developed For Functional Profiling Of Yeast Genes
Background


Cellular autophagy

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Researcher Examines The Cell's Housekeeping Habits
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Students Winning Invention Enables 'Animal On A Chip'
  2. November 11, 2004 - Chemists Use Tiny 'Chaperones' To Direct Molecules And Nanoparticles In Drop Of Liquid
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Chandra's Find Of Lonely Halo Raises Questions About Dark Matter
Background


Titan

References:
  1. November 9, 2004 - Radar Image Shows Titan's Surface Live And In Color
  2. November 9, 2004 - Radar Image Shows Titan's Surface Live and in Color
  3. November 10, 2004 - Titan has no breaking waves
  4. November 12, 2004 - Cassini Radar Sees Bright Flow-Like Feature On Titan
Background


Small interfering RNA

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Unlikely ally rescues gene-blocking therapy
  2. November 10, 2004 - RNA treatment lowers cholesterol
Background


Rapid production of proteins

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Gene Regulated By Need To Process Proteins Linked To Enlargement Of Protein Processing Factory
Background


Direct observation of ribosomes

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - For The First Time, Observing Protein Synthesis And Other Single-molecule Processes
Background


Testosterone and immune response

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - One Mechanism For Why Men And Women Differ In Immune Response
Background


Epigenetic inheritance

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Study Demonstrates Heritability Of Non-Genomic Information
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Stem Cell Therapy Effectively Treats Heart Attacks In Animals
Background


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the innate immune system

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Research Focuses On Antibiotic-resistant Bacterium And Touches On Longevity
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Spirit Adds Clues About History Of Rocks In Martian Hills
Background


Martian methane

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Searching For E.T.: Possibility Of Life On Mars
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Telescope Sees Known Pulsar in New Light
Background


Brain implants

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Moving brain implant seeks out signals
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Quantum lab fits on a chip
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. November 10, 2004 - Researchers To Create More Human-Like Robots
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. November 10, 2008 - Vaccine stretch: smaller dose packs punch against flu
Background


Reionization period of the universe

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Bubbles toasted birth of galaxies
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Superconductors take an odd turn
  2. November 15, 2004 - Physicists Find Strong Evidence for New State of Superconductivity
  3. November 19, 2004 - Experiment Confirms Existence Of New Electronic State In Superconductors
Background


Prions

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Humans may get different forms of BSE
  2. November 11, 2004 - Mice with 'good' genes succumb to vCJD
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Images Of Desire: Brain Regions Activated By Food Craving Overlap With Areas Implicated In Drug Craving
Background


Heart failure, obesity, and diabetes

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Fat Buildup Found In Hearts Of Obese Or Diabetic Heart Failure Patients
  2. November 12, 2004 - Overweight And Obesity Linked To Heart Muscle Abnormalities, Even Without Heart Disease
Background


Weight gain and metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Maintaining Stable Weight, Even In The Obese, Reduces Heart Risks
Background


Cellular markers of aging

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Researchers Identify Molecular Markers Of Aging
Background


Evolution of eukaryotes

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Crucial Evolutionary Link Points To Origins Of Modern Cells
Background


Pentadactyl tetrapods

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Earliest Tracks Of 4-Legged Stroll
Background


Sexual competition and evolution

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Sexual Competition Drives Evolution Of A Sex-related Gene
Background


End-Cretaceous mass extinction

References:
  1. November 11, 2004 - Honeybees Defy Dino-killing 'Nuclear Winter'
  2. November 12, 2004 - Bees survived impact that killed dinos
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - Nanotubes keep tabs on breathing
Background


Spin Hall effect

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - Hall effect takes a spin
Background


T cell response to viral infection

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - Longterm Immune Memory Cells Cells Do Not Develop During Chronic Viral Infections
Background


Molecular clocks and metabolism of sugars and fats

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - Molecular Clock Genes Influence Metabolism Of Sugar And Dietary Fats
Background


Star and planetary formation

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - Spitzer Sees Ice And Warm Glows In Dark And Dusty Places
Background


Ion drive spacecraft propulsion

References:
  1. November 12, 2004 - SMART-1 arrives at the Moon
  2. November 16, 2004 - SMART-1 settles into lunar orbit
  3. November 16, 2004 - Lunar Mini-camera Tells The Moon To Say "Cheese"
  4. November 17, 2004 - Fly me to the Moon, say Europeans
  5. November 17, 2004 - Europe Reaches The Moon
Background


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