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Volume 4, Number 9
February 28, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Martian water
Superconductivity
Millisecond pulsars and gravitational waves
Neutrino oscillation experiment
Computer translation of natural language
Gamma-ray bursts and quark stars
Dark galaxies
Global warming
Martian methane
Martian climate history
Carbon nanotubes
Optical vortices
Nanotechnology
Black holes
Mersenne primes
Superfluids
High-energy particle colliders

Life sciences

Brain imaging studies
Cancer
Diabetes
Recombination of sex chromosomes
Stem cells
AIDS
Protein engineering
Deep-ocean extremophiles
Low-temperature extremophiles
Extremophile genes
Neuron regeneration
Brain center for reward and aversion
Synaptic vesicles
Avian flu
Metabolic syndrome
Biomedical devices
Cardiovascular disease
Predation and human evolution
Brain-machine interfaces


Martian water

References:
  1. February 21, 2005 - 'Pack ice' suggests frozen sea on Mars
  2. February 21, 2005 - Mars pictures reveal frozen sea
  3. February 22, 2005 - Frozen sea found on Mars
  4. February 22, 2005 - Mars may have a frozen sea
  5. February 23, 2005 - Mars may have frozen underground sea
  6. February 24, 2005 - Life On Mars? New Data Reveal Places To Search
  7. February 28, 2005 - ESAs Mars Express Sees Signs Of A 'Frozen Sea'
  8. March 2, 2005 - Frozen Sea Discovered Near Martian Equator From 3D Images Of Mars Express
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. February 21, 2005 - Tiny Superconductors Withstand Stronger Magnetic Fields
Background


Millisecond pulsars and gravitational waves

References:
  1. February 22, 2005 - Fast-spinning star could test gravitational waves
Background


Neutrino oscillation experiment

References:
  1. February 22, 2005 - Fermilab Experiment Prepares To Send Its First Neutrinos To Minnesota
  2. March 4, 2005 - The Neutrino Underground
  3. March 8, 2005 - The Neutrino Underground
Background


Computer translation of natural language

References:
  1. February 22, 2005 - Software learns to translate by reading up
Background


Gamma-ray bursts and quark stars

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Quark soup may cause cosmic flashes
Background


Dark galaxies

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Astronomers claim first 'dark galaxy' find
  2. February 23, 2005 - Astronomers find star-less galaxy
  3. February 23, 2005 - Astronomers spot invisible galaxy
  4. February 24, 2005 - Have we seen the first "dark galaxy"?
  5. February 24, 2005 - Starless Galaxy Said Found
  6. February 25, 2005 - The mystery of the invisible galaxy
  7. February 25, 2005 - Seeing The Invisible. First Dark Galaxy Discovered?
  8. February 26, 2005 - Massive, dark cloud intrigues scientists
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Researchers Find Clear Evidence Of Human-Produced Warming In Worlds Oceans
Background


Martian methane

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Frozen sea on Mars linked to elevated methane
  2. February 24, 2005 - Scientist argues case for life on Mars
  3. February 25, 2005 - Martian gases pose life question
  4. February 25, 2005 - Formaldehyde claim inflames martian debate
Background


Martian climate history

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Martian pole reveals ice age cycles
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Fractal Jamming of Nanotubes
Background


Optical vortices

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - "Optical Vortices" Might Extract Abundant Information From Matter
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 25, 2005 - Nanoscopic 'ruler' could provide microchip benchmark
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. February 26, 2005 - NASA Observatory Confirms Black Hole Limits
Background


Mersenne primes

References:
  1. February 26, 2005 - 42nd Mersenne Prime Found
  2. March 19, 2005 - New Largest Prime Discovered
Background


Superfluids

References:
  1. February 26, 2005 - A quantum fluid pipes up
Background


High-energy particle colliders

References:
  1. February 27, 2005 - Largest Machines On Earth: Particle Colliders
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. February 21, 2005 - Brain Activity Of Men And Women Can Differ Greatly During Hostile Or Impulsive Acts, But Less So On Nicotine
  2. February 27, 2005 - Brain Region Learns To Anticipate Risk, Provides Early Warnings
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 21, 2005 - Clinic Identifies Key Cellular Process In Prostate And Other Cancers
  2. February 22, 2005 - Mouse Model Of Leukemia Yields Exciting Therapeutic Implications For Rare Childhood Cancer
  3. February 22, 2005 - Study Finds New Designer Drug Is Potent Treatment For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  4. February 23, 2005 - Green Tea Extract Shows Potential As An Anti-cancer Agent
  5. February 23, 2005 - Study Shows Naturally Occurring Proteins Protect Against Rapid Tumor Growth
  6. February 24, 2005 - Genome-wide Mouse Study Yields Link To Human Leukemia
  7. February 25, 2005 - Why Some Lung Cancers Stop Responding To Tarceva And Iressa
  8. February 25, 2005 - Scientists Transform HIV Into Cancer-Seeking Missile
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 21, 2005 - Herb Used To Treat Diabetes Works Like Modern-day Prescription Drugs
Background


Recombination of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. February 22, 2005 - Selection on Sex Cells Favors a Recombination Gender Gap
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Stem Cell Therapy For Spinal Injury
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - New HIV clue may help find vaccine
  2. February 25, 2005 - HIV Protein's Protean Prowess Revealed
  3. February 25, 2005 - Teams solve structure of key HIV proteins
  4. February 25, 2005 - New York AIDS Case Puzzles Top Experts
  5. February 26, 2005 - Research Advances Quest For HIV-1 Vaccine
Background


Protein engineering

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Nano Mechanism To Control Protein May Lead To New Protein Engineering
Background


Deep-ocean extremophiles

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Ancient life thrives in the deep
  2. February 23, 2005 - Bacteria thrive at stunning depths
Background


Low-temperature extremophiles

References:
  1. February 23, 2005 - Microbes survive deep permafrost
  2. March 3, 2005 - NASA Astrobiologist Identifies New 'Extreme' Life Form
Background


Extremophile genes

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Researchers Find Missing Genes Of Ancient Organism
Background


Neuron regeneration

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Crushed optic nerve made to regrow
Background


Brain center for reward and aversion

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Brain Center Shows There Is Accounting For Taste
Background


Synaptic vesicles

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - New Research Questions Basic Tenet Of Neuron Function
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 24, 2005 - Experts Debate Effectiveness of Bird Flu Vaccines
  2. February 25, 2005 - Vast budget boost needed to fight bird flu
  3. February 27, 2005 - Asia: The 'perfect incubator'
  4. February 28, 2005 - 'Chicken Flu' Is No Big Peril
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. February 25, 2005 - Proteins Link Obesity, Diabetes; May Underlie Systemic 'Metabolic Syndrome'
Background


Biomedical devices

References:
  1. February 25, 2005 - New Medical Devices Can Cause New Immune Problems
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 25, 2005 - Migraine Linked To Risky Heart Health
Background


Predation and human evolution

References:
  1. February 26, 2005 - 'Man The Hunter' Theory Is Debunked In New Book
Background


Brain-machine interfaces

References:
  1. February 27, 2005 - Brain Controls Robot Arm In Monkey
Background


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