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Volume 4, Number 10
March 7, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Neutrino telescope
Superconducting qubits
Detection of climate change
End-Permian mass extinction
Very early galaxies
Most distant known galaxy cluster
Black holes
Quantum interference experiment
Quantum computing
Star formation
Distributed computing gravity wave search
Quantum gravity and asymptotic silence
Smallest star
Black holes and the cosmic x-ray background
Dark energy
Biomolecular electronics

Life sciences

Cancer
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Genes and intelligence
Long-term memory formation
Stem cells
Mitochondria and apoptosis
Calorie restriction, sirtuins, and longevity
Visual perception
Homo floresiensis
Lateral gene transfer
Avian flu
Synaesthesia
Antibiotic resistance
Optic nerve regeneration
Evolutionary phonology
Genomic stability
Cloning and embryonic development


Neutrino telescope

References:
  1. February 28, 2005 - Astronomers Start Assembling Neutrino Telescope In South Pole Ice
Background


Superconducting qubits

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Scientists Entice Superconducting Devices To Act Like Pairs Of Atoms
  2. March 3, 2005 - First Evidence For Entanglement of Three Macroscopic Objects
Background


Detection of climate change

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Scientists Advance In Detection And Attribution Of Climate Change
Background


End-Permian mass extinction

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Global Warming Led To Atmospheric Hydrogen Sulfide And Permian Extinction
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Exposes Dusty Galactic Hideouts
  2. March 11, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Exposes Dusty Galactic Hideouts
Background


Most distant known galaxy cluster

References:
  1. March 2, 2005 - Most distant galaxy cluster yet is revealed
  2. March 2, 2005 - Galaxies break new records
  3. March 3, 2005 - Universe morphed earlier than we think
  4. March 10, 2005 - Astronomers Eclipse Record For Most Distant Massive Object
  5. March 16, 2005 - Surprise Discovery Of Highly Developed Structure In The Young Universe
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 2, 2005 - Astronomers Measure Mass Of Smallest Black Hole In A Galactic Nucleus
Background


Quantum interference experiment

References:
  1. March 2, 2005 - New look for classic experiment
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted
  2. March 20, 2005 - Quantum Computers May Be Easier To Build Than Predicted
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Young star kicks out X-rays like a grown-up
Background


Distributed computing gravity wave search

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Project 'Einstein@Home' Goes Live: Distributed Computing Project To Search For Gravitational Waves
Background


Quantum gravity and asymptotic silence

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Quiet at the End
Background


Smallest star

References:
  1. March 4, 2005 - Planet search reveals smallest star ever
  2. March 4, 2005 - Star 'gnome' is nuclear surprise
  3. March 18, 2005 - Undercover Stars Among Exoplanet Candidates
Background


Black holes and the cosmic x-ray background

References:
  1. March 4, 2005 - Black Holes In A Radar Trap
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. March 6, 2005 - String Theorist Explores Dark Energy And Our Unique 'Pocket' Of The Universe
Background


Biomolecular electronics

References:
  1. March 6, 2005 - Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 28, 2005 - Hepatitis B Viral Load, Genotype Affect Liver Cancer Risk
  2. February 28, 2005 - Researchers Identify Target For Cancer Drugs
  3. February 28, 2005 - New Drug May Be Formidable Adversary For Hard To Treat Leukemia
  4. March 2, 2005 - Non-Invasive And Invasive Breast Cancers Share The Same Genetic Mutations
  5. March 2, 2005 - Prostate Cancer Vaccine Is First To Increase Survival
  6. March 2, 2005 - Inherited Gene May Increase Risk For Prostate Cancer By 50%
  7. March 3, 2005 - Plant Derivative Attacks The Roots Of Leukemia
  8. March 3, 2005 - It's Not All Genetic: Common Epigenetic Problem Doubles Cancer Risk In Mice
  9. March 4, 2005 - CK2 Protein Sustains Colon Cancer Cells By Sabotaging Ability To Commit Suicide
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 28, 2008 - Cell transplants make gains versus diabetes
  2. March 2, 2005 - Diabetes' Link To Obesity Broken In Mice
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 28, 2005 - TGen And Kronos Initiate Alzheimer's Disease Study
  2. March 3, 2005 - Neuronal 'Traffic Jam' Marks Early Alzheimers Disease
  3. March 4, 2005 - Marijuana Ingredient May Stall Decline From Alzheimer's
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 28, 2005 - Australian 'OPAL' Provides Hope For HIV Treatment
Background


Genes and intelligence

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Researchers Turn To Brainpower To Beat Dementia
Background


Long-term memory formation

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture Of Memory Protein
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 1, 2005 - Embryonic Stem Cells Treated With Growth Factor Reverse Hemophilia In Mice
Background


Mitochondria and apoptosis

References:
  1. March 2, 2005 - Critical Role In Programmed Cell Death Identified
Background


Calorie restriction, sirtuins, and longevity

References:
  1. March 2, 2005 - New Clues to Long Life
  2. March 7, 2005 - Fast track to longevity
Background, Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - The incredible lightness of seeing
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Brain reconstruction hints at 'hobbit' intelligence
  2. March 3, 2005 - Hobbit was 'not a diseased human'
  3. March 3, 2005 - Critics silenced by scans of hobbit skull
  4. March 4, 2005 - Inside the brain of the hobbit
  5. March 4, 2005 - Brain Study Bolsters Case for Smart Bantam Human Species
  6. March 4, 2005 - 'Hobbit' Fossil Likely Represents New Branch On Human Family Tree
  7. March 4, 2005 - Advanced Brain Is Cited in Fossil
Background


Lateral gene transfer

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Genome Of Deadly Amoeba Shows Surprising Complexity, Evidence Of Lateral Gene Transfer
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Predicting Bird Flu's Future
Background


Synaesthesia

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - Mmm. This music tastes creamy
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. March 4, 2005 - Learning To Fight An Adversary That Won't Stay Down
Background


Optic nerve regeneration

References:
  1. March 4, 2005 - Scientists Regenerate Optic Nerve For The First Time
Background


Evolutionary phonology

References:
  1. March 4, 2005 - Natural Selection As We Speak
Background


Genomic stability

References:
  1. March 5, 2005 - Enzyme Shown To Help Protect Genomic Stability
Background


Cloning and embryonic development

References:
  1. March 6, 2005 - Cytoplasm Affects The Number Of Vertebrae In Carp-goldfish Clones
Background


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