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Volume 4, Number 16
April 18, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Ultrafast transistor
Ordovician mass extinction
Nanotechnology
SETI
Solar sail space propulsion
Quantum computing
Superconductivity
Earth's core-mantle boundary
Chemically primitive stars
Carbon planets
CP symmetry violation
Enceladus
Supercomputing applications

Life sciences

Gene regulatory networks
Faster DNA sequencing
Cancer
Stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Telomerase
Gene therapy
Diabetes
Aging and mitochondrial DNA damage
Synesthesia
Dietary antioxidants
Insomnia and obesity
Cellular migration
Human genome
Alternative splicing in gene expression
RNA editing
Cloning
Parkinson's disease
Weight loss drug
Avian flu
AIDS
Topoisomerase IB


Ultrafast transistor

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - World's fastest transistor operates at blinding speed
  2. April 14, 2005 - New transistor breaks speed record
  3. May 9, 2005 - New Material Structure Produces World's Fastest Transistor
Background


Ordovician mass extinction

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Sea life 'killed by exploding star'
  2. April 11, 2005 - Ray burst is extinction suspect
  3. April 11, 2005 - Explosions In Space May Have Initiated Ancient Extinction On Earth
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Nanotech promise for global poor
  2. April 11, 2005 - Ten ways nanotech can help poor
  3. April 13, 2005 - Tiny Porphyrin Tubes May Lead To New Nanodevices
  4. May 3, 2005 - Little Answers To World's Biggest Problems: Top 10 Nanotech Applications To Aid Poor
  5. May 12, 2005 - Nanotechnology's Miniature Answers To Developing World's Biggest Problems
Background


SETI

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Look out for giant triangles in space
Background


Solar sail space propulsion

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Solar Sail Technology Could Use Sun's Energy For Future Space Missions
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. April 13, 2008 - The impact of its environment on a quantum computer - also here
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Point-contact Spectroscopy Deepens Mystery Of Heavy-fermion Superconductors
Background


Earth's core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Scientist Discovers New Layer Of The Earth
Background


Chemically primitive stars

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Relic star poses cosmic puzzles
  2. April 17, 2005 - Signatures Of The First Stars
Background


Carbon planets

References:
  1. April 15, 2005 - Distant planets could be made of diamond
Background


CP symmetry violation

References:
  1. April 15, 2005 - And then there were two
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. April 16, 2005 - A moon with atmosphere
Background


Supercomputing applications

References:
  1. April 17, 2005 - Supercomputing power made real
Background


Gene regulatory networks

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - A Regulatory Network Analysis Of Phenotypic Plasticity In Yeast
Background


Faster DNA sequencing

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Colour coding DNA promises cheaper sequencing
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - A Small RNA That Neutralizes A Protein Linked To Tumor Development
  2. April 11, 2005 - Scientists Identify Molecule That Regulates Well-known Tumor Suppressor
  3. April 12, 2005 - Test to spot if cancer has spread
  4. April 12, 2005 - Cancer test stretches limits
  5. April 13, 2005 - Drug 'beats family breast cancer'
  6. April 13, 2005 - Treatment to target inherited breast cancers
  7. April 14, 2005 - New Treatment For Hereditary Breast Cancer
  8. April 15, 2005 - Switch 'controls cancer spread'
  9. April 15, 2005 - Cancer Research Could Lead To Improved Detection Methods
  10. April 15, 2005 - Prostate Cancer Therapy - Study Suggests New Molecular Screening Theory
  11. April 15, 2005 - 'Nanoshells' Simultaneously Detect And Destroy Cancerous Cells
  12. April 16, 2005 - Shape-altering Genes Linked To Ovarian Cancer
  13. April 17, 2005 - Researchers Find Gene Variants That Greatly Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Researcher Takes Stem Cell Research Another Step
  2. April 12, 2005 - Laser beams sort stem cells by springiness
  3. April 13, 2005 - Researchers Maintain Stem Cells Without Contaminated Animal Feeder Layers
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Chemical Decoy Shows Promise For Slowing Alzheimer's
  2. April 13, 2005 - Drug 'may slowdown Alzheimer's'
  3. April 14, 2005 - Clinical Diagnosis Of Alzheimers May Be Delayed, Says Major Clinical Trial
  4. April 14, 2005 - Exercise Variety - Not Intensity - Appears To Reduce Some Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Background


Telomerase

References:
  1. April 11, 2005 - Biochemists Discover Structure Of Major Piece Of Telomerase
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Gene Therapy For Retinal Diseases Advances With New Viral And Capsule Mechanisms To Place Genes Directly In Eye
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Insulin-sensitizing Drug Cut Diabetes Risk
Background


Aging and mitochondrial DNA damage

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Muscle DNA Damage Initiates Physical Aging
Background


Synesthesia

References:
  1. April 12, 2005 - Neuroscientists Locate 'Imaginary' Colors
Background


Dietary antioxidants

References:
  1. April 13, 2005 - Antioxidant-Heavy Diet Provides Protection during Stroke
Background


Insomnia and obesity

References:
  1. April 13, 2005 - Obesity And Insomnia Linked By Excitability Of Brain Cells
Background


Cellular migration

References:
  1. April 13, 2005 - Vital Step In Cellular Migration Described By Medical Researchers
Background


Human genome

References:
  1. April 13, 2005 - Researchers Discover Largest 'Gene Deserts'; Find New Clues To Ancestral Chromosome Fusion
Background


Alternative splicing in gene expression

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - New Study Explains Process Leading To Many Proteins From One Gene
Background


RNA editing

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Mechanism Of RNA Recoding: New Twists In Brain Protein Production
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - First clone of champion racehorse revealed
  2. April 14, 2005 - Champion endurance horse cloned
  3. April 15, 2005 - Scientists clone a champion
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Ovary removal increases risk of Parkinson's disease
  2. April 15, 2005 - Ibuprofen May Lower Risk Of Parkinson's Disease
Background


Weight loss drug

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Drug boosts dieting weight loss
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Bird flu identified in Indonesian pigs
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 14, 2005 - Study describes how HIV beats body's defenses
  2. April 15, 2005 - Shutting Down The HIV Assembly Line
  3. April 17, 2005 - HIV-infected cells made to self-destruct
Background


Topoisomerase IB

References:
  1. April 17, 2005 - Doing A Spin With DNA
Background


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