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Volume 4, Number 3
January 17, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Black holes
Flexible solar cells
Magnetic semiconductors and spintronics
Earth's magnetic field
Artificial muscles
Extrasolar planets
Largest stars
Ancient climate
Hydrogen storage technology
Galaxy clustering
Stellar incubators
Climate change and drought
Earthquake prediction
Carbon nanotubes
Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
Pulsars
Stellar evolution
Solar activity and climate

Life sciences

Red meat and cancer
Cancer
Stem cells
Apoptosis regulatory gene
DNA repair
Insufficient sleep and obesity
Human brain evolution
Brain imaging studies
Brain development genes
Vitamin C and oxidized lipids
Pneumonia bacteria
Autism
C. elegans lifespan extension
Evolutionary mechanism
Cell division
Alzheimer's disease
Allergies and the immune system
AIDS
Bacterial defense mechanism
Peanuts and antioxidants
Cell senescence and aging


Black holes

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - Going Beyond Einstein: Spacetime Wave Orbits Black Hole
  2. January 10, 2005 - ESAs XMM-Newton sees matter speed-racing around a black hole
  3. January 11, 2005 - X-ray satellite chalks up black hole first
  4. January 11, 2005 - Evidence for Milky Way's Long-Theorized Stellar Graveyard Found
  5. January 11, 2005 - Astronomers Find Evidence For Tens Of Thousands Of Black Holes
  6. January 12, 2005 - Chandra Finds Evidence For Swarm Of Black Holes Near The Galactic Center
  7. January 12, 2005 - Chandra Finds Evidence for Swarm of Black Holes Near the Galactic Center
  8. January 12, 2005 - Light shed on black-hole masses
  9. January 12, 2005 - Spacetime wave orbits black hole
  10. January 13, 2005 - Going Beyond Einstein: Spacetime Wave Orbits Black Hole
  11. January 14, 2005 - Observation Of Material Circling A Supermassive Black Hole
  12. January 16, 2005 - Black hole's particle jets trigger star births
Background


Flexible solar cells

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - Nanotechnologists' New Plastic Can See In The Dark
Background


Magnetic semiconductors and spintronics

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - Scientists Make Magnetic Silicon, Advancing Spin Based Computing
Background


Earth's magnetic field

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - To Understand Earth's Magnetic Field, Scientists Study Ball Of Molten Metal
Background


Artificial muscles

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - Research On Artificial Muscles Could Lead To Advanced Limbs For Amputees, Robots
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - First direct sighting of an extrasolar planet
  2. January 11, 2005 - Hubbles Infrared Eyes Home In On Suspected Extrasolar Planet
  3. January 13, 2005 - Exoplanet may have been pictured at last
Background


Largest stars

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Three largest stars identified
Background


Ancient climate

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Discovery Sheds New Light On Ancient Temperatures
Background


Hydrogen storage technology

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - GM Joins With Sandia To Advance Hydrogen Storage
Background


Galaxy clustering

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Sloan Digital Sky Survey astronomers measure role of dark matter, dark energy and gravity in the distribution of galaxies
  2. January 12, 2005 - Galaxy surveys put cosmology on sound footing
  3. January 12, 2005 - Big bang sound waves explain galaxy clustering
  4. January 12, 2005 - Sky surveys reveal cosmic ripples
  5. January 12, 2005 - Galaxy Survey Reveals Missing Cosmic Link
  6. January 12, 2005 - Echoes of Big Bang found in galaxies
  7. January 15, 2005 - Modern echoes of the early universe
  8. January 19, 2005 - The Sound of the Early Universe
Background


Stellar incubators

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Spitzer Finds Stellar 'Incubators' with Massive Star Embryos
  2. January 17, 2005 - Spitzer Finds Stellar "Incubators" With Massive Star Embryos
Background


Climate change and drought

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Climate Change Desiccating the Planet
  2. January 18, 2005 - Drought's Growing Reach: NCAR Study Points To Global Warming As Key Factor
Background


Earthquake prediction

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Tsunami Earthquake Location Included In Forecast
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Nanotubes Form Along Atomic Steps
Background


Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Celestial 'spring' pours out cosmic rays
  2. January 13, 2005 - Origin of energetic space particles pinpointed
  3. February 2, 2005 - Physicist Isolates First Source Of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Exotic stars unveiled at heart of Milky Way
Background


Stellar evolution

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - All change for stellar evolution
Background


Solar activity and climate

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Evidence For Sun-climate Link Reported
Background


Red meat and cancer

References:
  1. January 10, 2005 - Red meat is strongly linked to cancer
  2. January 12, 2005 - Cancer Study Re-Indicts Red, Processed Meats
  3. January 13, 2005 - Long-term High Consumption Of Red And Processed Meat Linked With Increased Risk For Colon Cancer
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Gene Vaccine Protects Mice Against Development Of Her2/neu Breast Cancer
  2. January 11, 2005 - New Family Of Genes Could Serve As A Potential Cancer Marker
  3. January 11, 2005 - Researchers Find That Residual Tumor Cells Are A Barrier To Targeted Cancer Therapeutics
  4. January 12, 2005 - Getting Cancer Therapy Into The Bones
  5. January 13, 2005 - Mouse Brain Tumors Mimic Those In Human Genetic Disorder
  6. January 13, 2005 - Does Cancer Run In Families?
  7. January 13, 2005 - Study Finds No Reduction In Breast Cancer Risk With Consumption Of Vegetables And Fruits
  8. January 14, 2005 - Study Examines Relationship Of Vitamin A Pathway To Breast Tumor Progression
  9. January 14, 2005 - Researchers Uncover The Science Behind The Breast Cancer Protective Effect Of Olive Oil
  10. January 15, 2005 - Growth Of Common Skin Cancer Blocked In Gene-switch Mice
  11. January 16, 2005 - Finding Lymph Node Metastases In Cancer
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Stem Cells Could Reveal Secrets Of Illness In Later Life
  2. January 14, 2005 - Stem Cell Therapy For Ailing Hearts
Background


Apoptosis regulatory gene

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Researcher Answers Fundamental Question Of Cell Death
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Uncovering New Secrets in a DNA Helper
Background


Insufficient sleep and obesity

References:
  1. January 11, 2005 - Sleeping Less May Be Related To Weight Gain
  2. January 20, 2005 - Insufficient Sleep Associated With Overweight And Obesity
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Human See, Human Do: Ballet Dancers' Brains Reveal The Art Of Imitation
  2. January 16, 2005 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Deconstructs Brain's Complex Network
Background


Human brain evolution

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Evidence That Human Brain Evolution Was A Special Event
  2. January 15, 2005 - Researchers Discovered That Humans Are A 'Privileged' Evolutionary Lineage
Background


Brain development genes

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - First 'Atlas' Of Key Brain Genes Could Speed Research On Cancer, Neurological Diseases
Background


Vitamin C and oxidized lipids

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Discovery Shows New Vitamin C Health Benefits
Background


Pneumonia bacteria

References:
  1. January 12, 2005 - Discovery Of Key Protein's Shape Could Lead To Improved Bacterial Pneumonia Vaccine
Background


Autism

References:
  1. January 2, 2005 - Autism, MMR vaccine link dismissed in study
Background


C. elegans lifespan extension

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Epilepsy drug may delay ageing
  2. January 14, 2005 - Research on worms yields clues on aging
Background


Evolutionary mechanism

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Scientists Show One Way That Evolving Organisms Beat The Evolutionary Stakes
Background


Cell division

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Needling Chromosomes Yields Insights Into Cell Division
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Study Names India Dietary Staple As Potential Alzheimer's Weapon
Background


Allergies and the immune system

References:
  1. January 13, 2005 - Healthy Mix Of GI Tract Microbes Are Key To Preventing Allergies And Asthma
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 14, 2005 - Virologists Coax HIV Out Of Hiding
Background


Bacterial defense mechanism

References:
  1. January 14, 2005 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium Uses Sonar-like Strategy To 'See' Enemies Or Prey
Background


Peanuts and antioxidants

References:
  1. January 15, 2005 - Peanuts Rival Fruit As Source Of Health-promoting Antioxidants
  2. January 21, 2005 - Peanuts rich in 'good chemicals'
Background


Cell senescence and aging

References:
  1. January 16, 2005 - Scientists Discover Key Proteins Linked To Aging And Cancer
Background


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