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Volume 4, Number 13
March 28, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Martian water
Nanotechnology
Very early galaxies
Early stages of planet formation
Extrasolar planets
Violations of Lorentz invariance
Fuel cells
Hydrogen storage technology
String theory and black holes
Carbon nanotubes
Hydrogen generation technology
Grid computing
Cluster of massive young stars
New high-energy gamma ray sources
Terascale computing
Nanoparticles and cell membranes
Global warming
Robotics
Intermediate-mass black holes
"Oracle" computers

Life sciences

Cancer
AIDS
Hard-wired primate brain features
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Neutrophil cell regulation
Nonmendelian inheritance
Cholesterol and mental function
Leptin and diabetes
Brain-imaging studies
Avian flu
Predicting efficacy of flu vaccine
Body fat distribution and cardiovascular risk
Photoactivated drug delivery
Nanoparticles for drug delivery
Genetically engineered rice
Endocytosis


Martian water

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - 'Kissing craters' on Mars reveal glacial activity
  2. March 24, 2005 - Fire And Ice: Mars Images Reveal Recent Volcanic And Glacial Activity
  3. April 5, 2005 - 'Hourglass' Shaped Craters Filled Traces Of Glacier
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Bacteria act as glue in nanomachines
  2. March 22, 2005 - Harnessing Microbes, One By One, To Build A Better Nanoworld
  3. March 22, 2005 - New look for nanomotors
  4. March 22, 2005 - High-fidelity Patterns Form Spontaneously When Solvent Evaporates
  5. March 25, 2005 - Building a Better Nanoworld with Microbes
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Astronomical Surprise: Massive Old Galaxies Starve To Death In The Infant Universe
Background


Early stages of planet formation

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Cool answer to planet formation
  2. April 8, 2005 - Superglue Of Planet Formation: Sticky Ice
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Glow of alien planets glimpsed at last
  2. March 23, 2005 - Astronomers see glow from faraway planets
  3. March 23, 2005 - First light from exoplanets
  4. March 23, 2005 - Astronomers See Light from Extrasolar Planets
  5. March 23, 2005 - First light from alien worlds
  6. March 23, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Captures Light From Two Extrasolar Planets
  7. March 23, 2005 - Light from alien planets confirmed
  8. March 24, 2005 - Spitzer sees far-off planet light
  9. March 25, 2005 - Direct Detection of Extrasolar Planets
  10. March 26, 2005 - Extrasolar planets are detected in new way
  11. April 21, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Marks Beginning Of New Age Of Planetary Science
Background


Violations of Lorentz invariance

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Light May Arise From Relativity Violations
  2. December 29, 2005 - Spontaneous Lorentz Violation, Nambu-Goldstone Modes, and Gravity
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - First membrane-free alkaline fuel cell built
Background


Hydrogen storage technology

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Big Hopes For Tiny, New Hydrogen Storage Material
Background


String theory and black holes

References:
  1. March 23, 2005 - Exotic black holes spawn new universal law
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 23, 2005 - 'Few-Walled' Carbon Nanotubes Said Cheap And Efficient Option For Certain Applications
  2. March 24, 2005 - Tiny Towers: Carbon Nanotube Structures Could Provide More Efficient Solar Power
Background


Hydrogen generation technology

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - Environmentally Safer Catalyst Proves More Active In Hydrogen Production
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - World's Largest Computing Grid Surpasses 100 Sites
Background


Cluster of massive young stars

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - Young And Exotic Stellar Zoo: ESO's Telescopes Uncover Super Star Cluster In The Milky Way
Background


New high-energy gamma ray sources

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - Cosmic rays enter the "dark" age
  2. March 25, 2005 - Number of very high-energy gamma ray sources doubles
  3. March 28, 2005 - New Sources of High-Energy Gamma Rays Discovered at Milky Way's Center
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Fastest supercomputer gets faster
  2. March 25, 2005 - IBM's BlueGene Hits Warp Speed
  3. May 6, 2005 - NNSA/LLNL Supercomputer Breaks Computing Record: Exceeds 100 Teraflops
Background


Nanoparticles and cell membranes

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Brighter Model For Global Warming: Some Pollutants Actually Slow Warming
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Snake-like robot conquers obstacles
  2. March 25, 2005 - Snake-like Robot Conquers Obstacles
Background


Intermediate-mass black holes

References:
  1. March 26, 2005 - X-rays Signal Presence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole
Background


"Oracle" computers

References:
  1. March 26, 2005 - 'Oracle' Computer Could Have All The Answers Built In
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Study Examines Role Of EGFR Gene Mutations In Lung Cancer Development
  2. March 22, 2005 - Both Inherited Traits And Tumor Mutations Affect Response To Treatment Of Leukemia
  3. March 22, 2005 - DNA 'Packaging' Linked With Cancer
  4. March 22, 2005 - Early Trial Indicates Prostate Cancer Vaccine Increases Immunity And Reduces Tumor Cells
  5. March 22, 2005 - Clinic Discovers 'New Pathway' Against Pancreatic Cancer
  6. March 22, 2005 - Scientists Find New Prostate Cancer Suppressor Gene
  7. March 23, 2005 - Study Suggests Combination Therapy Could Stop Spread, Halt Growth Of Melanomas
  8. March 24, 2005 - Insight Into DNA's 'Weakest Links' May Yield Clues To Cancer Biology
  9. March 24, 2005 - Compound Inhibits One Critical Pathway In Breast Cancer Growth
  10. March 26, 2005 - Three Promising And Innovative Prostate Cancer Therapies In Clinical Trials
  11. March 26, 2005 - First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers
  12. March 27, 2005 - Research Provides Model For Understanding Chemically Induced Cancer Initiation
  13. March 27, 2005 - Newly Discovered Compound Blocks Known Cancer-Causing Protein
  14. March 27, 2005 - High Cholesterol Levels Accelerate Growth Of Prostate Cancer
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Two Chemicals Boost Immune Cells' Ability To Fight HIV Without Gene Therapy
  2. March 27, 2005 - Teams expose HIV's first lethal strike
Background


Hard-wired primate brain features

References:
  1. March 21, 2005 - Surprisingly Complex Behaviors Appear To Be 'Hard-wired' In The Primate Brain
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Researchers Identify Trigger For Onset Of Alzheimer's, Aiding Search For New Therapies
  2. March 23, 2005 - Chemists Isolating Individual Molecules Of Toxic Protein In Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Chicks used to create nerve cells
  2. March 23, 2005 - Tiny Scaffolding Allows Stem Cells To Become Working Fat Cells
  3. March 25, 2005 - Researchers Devise Way To Mass-produce Embryonic Stem Cells
  4. March 25, 2005 - Placenta Is A Rich Source Of Blood Stem Cells
  5. March 27, 2005 - Decoding The Babel Of Brain Cells: Brain Discourse Includes Talk About Diseases, Injuries
Background


Neutrophil cell regulation

References:
  1. March 22, 2005 - Researchers Discover How Body Regulates Most Abundant Type Of White Blood Cell
Background


Nonmendelian inheritance

References:
  1. March 23, 2005 - Rogue weeds defy rules of genetics
  2. March 23, 2005 - Plants Fix Genes With Copies From Ancestors
  3. March 23, 2005 - Plants Defy Mendel's Inheritance Laws, May Prompt Textbook Changes
  4. March 23, 2005 - Cress overturns textbook genetics
  5. March 24, 2005 - Bizarre weed breaks genetic rules
  6. March 28, 2005 - Reappearance Of Missing Genetic Information Poses Exception To The Rule
Background


Cholesterol and mental function

References:
  1. March 23, 2005 - Team Finds Link Between High Cholesterol And Better Cognitive Performance
Background


Leptin and diabetes

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - Single Hormone Appears To Regulate Blood Sugar In Two Different Ways; Finding May Help Explain Why Not All Obese People Get Diabetes
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - Emotional Memories Function In Self-Reinforcing Loop
  2. March 25, 2005 - Seeing Seeing In Action: New Uses Of Imaging Techniques Broadens World Of Study
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 24, 2005 - UM to conduct human tests of avian flu vaccine
  2. March 25, 2005 - NIAID Initiates Trial Of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine
Background


Predicting efficacy of flu vaccine

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - How Effective Will Flu Vaccine Be?
Background


Body fat distribution and cardiovascular risk

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Obesity And Stiff Arteries: A Problem Of Waist Management
Background


Photoactivated drug delivery

References:
  1. March 25, 2005 - Medical Molecules Designed To Respond To Visible Light That Can Penetrate Tissue
Background


Nanoparticles for drug delivery

References:
  1. March 26, 2005 - Taking Aim With Nanoparticle PEBBLEs
Background


Genetically engineered rice

References:
  1. March 27, 2005 - New 'golden rice' carries far more vitamin
  2. March 28, 2005 - GM 'golden rice' boosts vitamin
Background


Endocytosis

References:
  1. March 27, 2005 - Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells
Background


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