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Volume 4, Number 7
February 14, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Carbon-based planets
Snowball Earth
Quasar growth limits
Stellar upper mass limit
Top quark handedness
Intrinsic spin Hall efffect

Life sciences

Cancer
Coactivators and alternative splicing
Adult neurogenesis
Mitochondrial DNA
Evolutionary developmental biology
Evolution of genetic networks
Genetic inheritance during cell division
Gene therapy
Marijuana and memory
Brain imaging studies
Stem cells
Non-coding DNA regulatory elements
Plant gene sequencing
Regulator of immune cell development
Human haplotype mapping
Nerve cell regeneration
Memory storage in the brain
Quorum sensing in bacteria
Glia cells and synapse development
Protein structure initiative
DNA transposons
Gene therapy
Alzheimer's disease
Fat metabolism


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Astrophysicists' planetary finds are the stars of Aspen meeting
  2. February 8, 2005 - Brown dwarf may someday harbour habitable planets
  3. February 9, 2005 - Astronomers Discover Beginnings Of 'Mini' Solar System
  4. February 11, 2005 - Astronomers find smallest exoplanet
  5. February 12, 2005 - Scientists Announce Smallest Extra-Solar Planet Yet Discovered And Find Outer Limits Of The Pulsar Planetary System
  6. February 14, 2005 - Smallest exoplanet found
  7. February 14, 2005 - Smallest extra-solar planet found
Background


Carbon-based planets

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Carbon-rich planets may boast diamond interiors
  2. February 8, 2005 - Distant planets may hold secret treasures
Background


Snowball Earth

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Did stardust trigger snowball Earth?
Background


Quasar growth limits

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Star-Snuffing Quasars
  2. February 9, 2005 - Black Hole Growth Self-Limiting, Simulation Shows - also here
  3. February 10, 2005 - Black Holes Manage Galactic Growth
  4. February 14, 2005 - Are black holes regulators of galactic growth?
Technical papers:
  1. Energy input from quasars regulates the growth and activity of black holes and their host galaxies
Background, Background


Stellar upper mass limit

References:
  1. February 10, 2005 - Stars Can Only Get So Big
  2. February 11, 2005 - Stars can only get so big
Background


Top quark handedness

References:
  1. February 11, 2005 - New Measurement Undermines Physicists Theories for Natures Hidden Particle-Force Collaboration
Background


Intrinsic spin Hall efffect

References:
  1. February 11, 2005 - Physics Team Puts New Twist On Spin Hall Effect
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 7, 2005 - Stat5 Protein Inhibits Spread Of Breast Cancer Cells
  2. February 7, 2005 - Gene Used In Brain Development Can Cause Childhood Brain Cancers
  3. February 8, 2005 - Two Studies Find Evidence That Sunlight May Have Beneficial Influence On Cancer
  4. February 9, 2005 - Sunlight Reduces Risk Of Lymph Gland Cancer
  5. February 9, 2005 - Carrot Compound Shows Promise for Slowing Cancer
  6. February 10, 2005 - Research Using Mouse Models Reveals A Novel Key Player In The Initiation Of Colon Cancer
  7. February 10, 2005 - Cell Research Signals Cancer Hope
Background


Coactivators and alternative splicing

References:
  1. February 7, 2005 - Controlling Protein Diversity
Background


Adult neurogenesis

References:
  1. February 7, 2005 - New Neurons Born In Adult Rat Cortex
Background


Mitochondrial DNA

References:
  1. February 7, 2005 - Researchers Discover New Function For Old Enzyme
Background


Evolutionary developmental biology

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Scientists Find Portal To Show Animals Evolve
Background


Evolution of genetic networks

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - The Opportunity For Canalization And The Evolution Of Genetic Networks
Background


Genetic inheritance during cell division

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Key Mechanism In Genetic Inheritance During Cell Division Identified
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments
Background


Marijuana and memory

References:
  1. February 8, 2005 - Marijuana sends blood rushing to brain
Background, Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - How The Brain Creates False Memories
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Single Stem Cells From Bone Heal A Broken Heart
  2. February 10, 2005 - Stem cell newborn heart aid hope
  3. February 10, 2005 - Stem cell offers hope for fixing heart damage
Background


Non-coding DNA regulatory elements

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Unexpressed But Indispensable -- The DNA Sequences That Control Development
Background


Plant gene sequencing

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Separating Wheat From Chaff In Plant Genomes
Background


Regulator of immune cell development

References:
  1. February 9, 2005 - Multi-purpose Protein Regulates New Protein Synthesis And Immune Cell Development
Background


Human haplotype mapping

References:
  1. February 10, 2005 - Map Of Human Genetic Variation Will Speed Search For Disease Genes
Background


Nerve cell regeneration

References:
  1. February 10, 2005 - New Component Of The 'Brakes' On Nerve Regeneration Found
Background


Memory storage in the brain

References:
  1. February 10, 2005 - Memory And Critical Avalanches In The Brain
Background


Quorum sensing in bacteria

References:
  1. February 11, 2005 - Sequencing Of Marine Bacterium Will Help Study Of Cell Communication
Background


Glia cells and synapse development

References:
  1. February 11, 2005 - Research Identifies Proteins Crucial To Construction Of Brain's Information Superhighway
  2. February 20, 2005 - Brain Synapse Formation Linked To Proteins
Background


Protein structure initiative

References:
  1. February 11, 2005 - The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures
Background


DNA transposons

References:
  1. February 12, 2005 - Probing Question: What Is Junk DNA, And What Is It Worth?
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 12, 2005 - Gene Therapy Promising For Growing Tooth-supporting Bone
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 13, 2005 - Older People With 'Alzheimer's Gene' Find It Harder To 'Remember To Remember' Even If They're Healthy
Background


Fat metabolism

References:
  1. February 13, 2005 - Opposing Fat Metabolism Pathways Triggered By A Single Gene
Background


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