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Volume 4, Number 5
January 31, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Artificial intelligence
Titan
Rate of carbon release from soil
Antimatter
Dark matter
Global warming
Changes in global hydrologic cycle
Quark-gluon plasma
White dwarf stars
Planetary formation associated with red dwarf stars
The Milky Way's central black hole
Black holes and gravity waves
Electron-bean storage technology
Nanotechnology
Magnetars
Molecular electronics
Computer inference of word meaning
Microfabrication of fuel cells
Brain-computer interface
Hydrogen production
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Alzheimer's disease
Regulation of ribosome activity
Nanoscale drug delivery
Language and emotions
Inbreeding and the human genome
Fat consumption and health
Genetic factors in body weight
Use of RNAi in antiviral treatment
Errors in reasoning and decision-making
Speciation
Transcription factors
Analyzing brain cells with microarrays
AIDS
Stem cells
Multiple sclerosis
Gene regulation of fat metabolism
Activity level and obesity
Leptin interaction with the brain
Cancer
Learning ability and aging
COX inhibitors and heart disease risk
Avian flu
Extremophiles
Early weaning in human evolution
Comparative genomics
Histone tags and gene regulation
RNA degradation and gene regulation
Diabetes
Metabolism of saturated and trans fats


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. January 24, 2005 - Machine learns games 'like a human'
Background


Titan

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Search for life signal on Titan
  2. January 25, 2005 - Scientists Get A "Whiff" Of Titan's Surface
  3. January 26, 2005 - Huygens Lands In Titanian Mud
  4. January 27, 2005 - Scientists Scan Data From Saturn's Moon
Background


Rate of carbon release from soil

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - New Research Suggests That Climate Warming May Be Occurring Even Faster Than Previously Recognized
Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Antiprotons galore
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Dark matter clouds may float through Earth
  2. January 26, 2005 - Dark haloes pepper the Universe
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Soaring global warming 'can't be ruled out'
  2. January 26, 2005 - Internet project forecasts global warming
  3. January 26, 2005 - Winters warm up
  4. January 27, 2005 - Alarm at new climate warning
  5. January 27, 2005 - Home PCs help redefine climate change
  6. January 27, 2005 - Computer models indicate global warming
  7. January 27, 2005 - Science sceptics meet on climate
  8. January 28, 2005 - Bleak First Results From The World's Largest Climate Change Experiment
  9. January 30, 2005 - Climate change 'disaster by 2026'
  10. January 30, 2005 - Scientists assess climate dangers
  11. January 31, 2005 - Home PCs Predict Hotter Earth
Background


Changes in global hydrologic cycle

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Arctic Rivers Discharge More Freshwater Into Ocean, Reflecting Changes To Hydrologic Cycle
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Copper Vs. Copper At The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider: Middleweight Matchup To Provide Control Data In Exploration Of New Form Of Matter
Background


White dwarf stars

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - FUSE Observations Strengthen White Dwarf Theory
Background


Planetary formation associated with red dwarf stars

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Astronomys Case Of The Missing Disks
Background


The Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Violent past of Milky Way's black hole revealed
Background


Black holes and gravity waves

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Scientists Spy On Black-hole Eating Habits With 'LISA'
Background


Electron-bean storage technology

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - A Phase Change in High-Density Data Storage
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Nanocatalysts charge into action
Background


Magnetars

References:
  1. January 28, 2005 - Massively magnetic stars forged in supernovae
  2. January 31, 2005 - Magnetic stars share their birth secrets
  3. January 31, 2005 - Biggest Stars Produce Strongest Magnets
  4. February 2, 2005 - Magnetic Mystery Solved
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. January 28, 2005 - Floating Films On Liquid Mercury: New Results May Lead To Advances In Nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics
Background


Computer inference of word meaning

References:
  1. January 28, 2005 - Google's search for meaning
Background


Microfabrication of fuel cells

References:
  1. January 29, 2005 - New Way Of Making Fuel Cells Lowers Costs
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. January 29, 2005 - Connecting brains to computers could circumvent disabilities
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - National Energy Technology Laboratory And Carnegie Mellon University Team Up To Create New Paradigms For Hydrogen Production
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - Laser Applications Heat Up for Carbon Nanotubes
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 24, 2005 - Mouse Brain Cells Rapidly Recover After Alzheimer's Plaques Are Cleared
Background


Regulation of ribosome activity

References:
  1. January 24, 2005 - Timing Is Everything: First Step In Protein Building Revealed
Background


Nanoscale drug delivery

References:
  1. January 24, 2005 - DNA Helps Nanoparticles Pull Themselves Together
  2. January 31, 2005 - DNA Molecules Used To Assemble Nanoparticles
Background


Language and emotions

References:
  1. January 24, 2005 - Linguistics May Be Clue To Emotions
Background


Inbreeding and the human genome

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Ancient inbreeding caused disease
  2. January 25, 2005 - Hominid inbreeding left humans vulnerable to disease
Background


Fat consumption and health

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Choosing Right Kind of Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk
Background


Genetic factors in body weight

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - 50 Percent Of Adults Can Blame Their Genes And Not Just Diet And Exercise
Background


Use of RNAi in antiviral treatment

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Novel Antiviral Technology Inhibits RSV Infection In Mice
Background


Errors in reasoning and decision-making

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Research Could Help Military Leaders Make Better Decisions Under Pressure
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. January 25, 2005 - Research Challenges Prevailing Theory Of How New Species Evolve
Background


Transcription factors

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - A Morse Code For Human Cells
Background


Analyzing brain cells with microarrays

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Deciphering The Genetic Babel Of Brain Cells
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - T Cells Target HIV In A Relationship On The Rebound
  2. January 28, 2005 - NIAID Begins Enrolling Volunteers For Novel HIV Vaccine Study
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Spleen May Be Source Of Versatile Stem Cells
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Large families protect you from MS
Background


Gene regulation of fat metabolism

References:
  1. January 26, 2005 - Researchers Discover New Fat Gene: Finding May Offer New Target For Controlling Obesity, Diabetes
  2. January 28, 2005 - Fat Deficiency Gene Also Spurs Obesity
Background


Activity level and obesity

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Couch potato clue to obesity epidemic
Background


Leptin interaction with the brain

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Fat Hormone Acts On Brain Circuit To Curb Obesity, Diabetes
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Combination Therapy Boosts Effectiveness Of Telomere-directed Cancer Cell Death
  2. January 27, 2005 - Cancer Vaccines: A Two-pronged Attack?
  3. January 27, 2005 - Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
  4. January 27, 2005 - New Cancer Gene Identified
  5. January 27, 2005 - Research Sheds Light On How Cancer Cells Become Resistant To Treatment
  6. January 28, 2005 - Jump-starting T Cells In Skin Cancer
  7. January 29, 2005 - Protein Stops Growth Of Brain Tumor
  8. January 30, 2005 - First U.S. Kidney Cancer Vaccine Trial Underway
Background


Learning ability and aging

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Multiple Therapies Curb Declining Ability To Learn With Age
Background


COX inhibitors and heart disease risk

References:
  1. January 27, 2005 - Researchers Add More Evidence To Demonstrate Role Of COX Inhibitors In Heart-disease Risk
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 28, 2005 - Bird flu 'passed between humans'
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. January 28, 2005 - Study: Hydrogen Fuels Yellowstone Microbes
Background


Early weaning in human evolution

References:
  1. January 29, 2005 - Taste for meat made humans early weaners
Background


Comparative genomics

References:
  1. January 29, 2005 - How Many Comparative Genomes Are Enough?
  2. February 3, 2005 - Genome Sequencing: Using Models To Predict Who's Next
Background


Histone tags and gene regulation

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - Man And Mouse Share Genome Structure
Background


RNA degradation and gene regulation

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - A New Mechanism Of Regulating RNA Degradation
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - Study Shows How Next-generation Diabetic Drugs Could Work More Selectively
Background


Metabolism of saturated and trans fats

References:
  1. January 30, 2005 - Scientists ID Molecular 'Switch' In Liver That Triggers Harmful Effects Of Saturated And Trans Fats
Background


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