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Volume 4, Number 20
May 16, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Gamma-ray bursts
Pioneer anomaly
Solar sail
Quantum cryptography
X-ray flares and planetary system formation
Extrasolar planets
Possible way to detect superstrings
Mass calculation with lattice QCD
Neutrino pulsars
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Robotics
Titan
Stars near Milky Way's central black hole
Protons and strange quarks

Life sciences

AIDS
Computational systems biology
Beta-blocker drugs for heart disease
Oral delivery of protein-based drugs
Liver production of high density lipoprotein
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Diagramming gene interactions
Designing molecules for gene regulation
Creativity
Cancer
Antibiotic resistance
Early embryonic development
Models of the immune system
Fat metabolism in the liver
Brain-imaging studies
Extremophiles
Diabetes
Endocytosis
Stem cells
Brain-operated prostheses
Thermodynamics and gene introns
Early migrations of modern humans
Programming effects in embryo development
Cholesterol-lowering compound in rice brain oil
Gene-finding software
Obesity and asthma
Body symmetry in embryo development
Phylogenetic trees of prokaryotes
Role of ephrins in memory and learning
Dopamine sensitivity
Prion vaccines
Human-chimpanzee genetic differences


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Creation of Black Hole Detected
  2. May 10, 2005 - Swift satellite spies cosmic crash
  3. May 11, 2005 - Short gamma-ray burst hints at neutron star merger
  4. May 11, 2005 - Scientists watch black hole born in split-second light flash
  5. May 14, 2005 - Gamma-ray bursts really do glow
  6. May 17, 2005 - Scientists Watch Black Hole Born In Split-Second Light Flash
Background


Pioneer anomaly

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Lost asteroid clue to Pioneer puzzle
Background


Solar sail

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Solar sail completes first crucial tests
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Quantum cryptography tackles video
Background


X-ray flares and planetary system formation

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Young Sun's X-ray flares may have saved Earth
  2. May 11, 2005 - Solar Outbursts Protected Early Earth, Study Suggests
  3. May 11, 2005 - Sun flares may have spawned Earth
  4. May 11, 2005 - NASA's Chandra Observatory Catches X-Ray Super-Flares
  5. May 11, 2005 - X-rays reveal origins of Earth
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - How The Orbits Of Extrasolar Planets Became So Eccentric
  2. May 15, 2005 - Is This A Brown Dwarf Or An Exoplanet?
Background


Possible way to detect superstrings

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - A recipe for making strings in the lab
Background


Mass calculation with lattice QCD

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Most Precise Mass Calculation For Lattice QCD
Background


Neutrino pulsars

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Neutrino Pulsar
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Chemists Adapt Casting Technique To Make Ordered Nanocarbons
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Scientists Develop Promising New X-ray Device Using Carbon Nanotubes
  2. May 13, 2005 - 'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Robot Walks, Balances Like A Human
Background


Titan

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Taking a close look at Titan
Background


Stars near Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. May 15, 2005 - Stars spotted on the edge of a massive black hole
Background


Protons and strange quarks

References:
  1. May 14, 2005 - HAPPEx Results Hint At Strangely Magnetic Proton
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Antibodies fight back against HIV
Background


Computational systems biology

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - A New Way To Share Models Of Biological Systems
Background


Beta-blocker drugs for heart disease

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Genes Influence How Heart Failure Patients Respond To Drugs
Background


Oral delivery of protein-based drugs

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Recombinant DNA Technology May Enable Oral, Rather Than Injectable, Delivery Of Protein Drugs
Background


Liver production of high density lipoprotein

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Liver May Be Source Of 'Good' Cholesterol
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Two Studies Document Rise Of Superbugs In The Environment
Background


Diagramming gene interactions

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Researchers Map 'Circuitry' Of Yeast Genes Using Technique That Could Be Applied To Humans
Background


Designing molecules for gene regulation

References:
  1. May 9, 2005 - Researchers Improve Design Of Genetic On-off Switches
Background


Creativity

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Couch potatoes are more creative
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Molecular Change Occurring During Brain Tumor Progression Also Evident In Breast Cancer
  2. May 10, 2005 - Researchers Observe Predictors Of Natural Immunity To Ovarian Cancer
  3. May 10, 2005 - Test to spot early ovarian cancer
  4. May 10, 2005 - Ecstasy can block cancer growth
  5. May 10, 2005 - Gold Nanoparticles May Simplify Cancer Detection
  6. May 10, 2005 - Research Suggests Molecular Approaches To Brain Tumor Treatment
  7. May 10, 2005 - Blood Test Could Help Doctors Catch Ovarian Cancer Early
  8. May 11, 2005 - Cancer Researchers Shake Loose Hidden Biomarker
  9. May 12, 2005 - Researcher Helps To Identify A Piece Of The Cancer Puzzle
  10. May 12, 2005 - Gene Associated With Breast Cancer May Play Major Role In Prostate Cancer Recurrence
  11. May 13, 2005 - Function Of Cancer Genes Discovered
  12. May 13, 2005 - Ocean waters yield cancer therapy
  13. May 14, 2005 - Drug offers bladder cancer hope
  14. May 15, 2005 - Drug Combination Boosts Survival Rate In Head And Neck Cancers
  15. May 15, 2005 - Counting Cells In Blood Samples May Predict Cancer Treatment's Effectiveness
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Scientists 'See' Basis Of Antibiotic Resistance
Background


Early embryonic development

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Embryonic Law And Order
Background


Models of the immune system

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Immune System Lab Model Overcomes Ethical Limits On Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells Studies
Background


Fat metabolism in the liver

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - New Fat Is Needed To Clear Old Fat From The System
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Depression Gene May Weaken Mood-regulating Circuit
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. May 10, 2005 - Microbes Yield Secrets Of Survival
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Insulin itself may spark Type I diabetes
Background


Endocytosis

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Researcher Journeys To The Center Of The Cell
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility After Spinal Cord Injury
  2. May 12, 2005 - Paralyzed Rats Walk; Humans Next?
  3. May 12, 2005 - Novel Stem Cell Trial In Heart Failure Patients To Begin
Background


Brain-operated prostheses

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Monkeys Adapt Robot Arm As Their Own
Background


Thermodynamics and gene introns

References:
  1. May 11, 2005 - Melting into Our Genes
Background


Early migrations of modern humans

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Out of Africa and straight to the beach
  2. May 12, 2005 - Early African migrants made eastward exit
  3. May 13, 2005 - Humans turned south out of Africa
  4. May 13, 2005 - Ancient Pioneers Took Coastal Route, DNA Analysis Concludes
  5. May 13, 2005 - Early humans 'followed coast'
Background


Programming effects in embryo development

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Type 2 Diabetes May Begin With Grandma's Diet
  2. May 12, 2005 - Why Embryos Need A Good Diet
  3. May 13, 2005 - Consequences Of Exposure To An Energy Rich Diet During Development
  4. May 13, 2005 - Early Origins Of Obesity: Programming The Appetite Regulatory System
Background


Cholesterol-lowering compound in rice brain oil

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Can Rice Bran Oil Melt Away Cholesterol?
Background


Gene-finding software

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Program Finds Lost Genes In Nematode Genome
Background


Obesity and asthma

References:
  1. May 12, 2005 - Researchers Consider Possible Mechanistic Links Between Obesity And Asthma
Background, Background


Body symmetry in embryo development

References:
  1. May 13, 2005 - Vitamin A's Paradoxical Role In Influencing Symmetry During Embryonic Development Revealed
  2. May 21, 2005 - The Ultimate Spa: Embryonic Body Wash Controls Left-right Development
Background


Phylogenetic trees of prokaryotes

References:
  1. May 13, 2005 - Map Of Life On Earth Could Be Used On Mars
Background


Role of ephrins in memory and learning

References:
  1. May 13, 2005 - Structure-building Cell Signals Also May Influence Learning, Memory
Background


Dopamine sensitivity

References:
  1. May 14, 2005 - Scientist Helping Explain Basis Of Psychotic Behavior
Background, Background


Prion vaccines

References:
  1. May 14, 2005 - Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease
Background


Human-chimpanzee genetic differences

References:
  1. May 15, 2005 - Genetic Divergence Of Man From Chimp Has Aided Human Fertility But Could Have Made Us More Prone To Cancer
Background


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