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Volume 4, Number 25
June 20, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Water on Mars
Direct satellite measurement of CO2
Carbon nanotubes
Photovoltaics
Cassiopeia A neutron star activity
Neutron stars
Nanotechnology
Spintronics
Bose-Einstein condensation in solid helium
Neutrino ripples in the cosmic microwave background
Broken Lorentz symmetry
Nanocrystalline quantum dots
Quantum information
Time travel and quantum mechanics
Protons and strange quarks
Quantum chromodynamic computation

Life sciences

Brain-imaging studies
Improved mass spectrometer for proteomics
Quantum dot diagnostic for respiratory syncytial virus
Genetic mutation cause of autoimmune disease
Alzheimer's disease
New genome sequence targets
MicroRNA
Cancer
Neural stem cells
Obesity and aging
Stress and immune response
Parkinson's disease
Adult language learning
Tuberculosis
Prions
Avian flu
Human evolution
Regenerative medicine
Brain size and intelligence
Stem cells


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Smallest extrasolar planet found
  2. June 13, 2005 - Rocky planet found outside Solar System
  3. June 14, 2005 - Bay Area scientists find Earthlike planet 90 trillion miles away
  4. June 14, 2005 - Most Earth-like exoplanet yet is discovered
  5. June 14, 2005 - Found! Rocky world just like ours
  6. June 14, 2005 - Astronomers Discover Most Earth-like Extrasolar Planet Yet
  7. June 26, 2005 - Astronomers discover most Earth-like extrasolar planet yet
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - More evidence of water on Mars
Background


Direct satellite measurement of CO2

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Space Measurements Of Carbon Offer Clearer View Of Earth's Climate Future
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - "Smoking" grass leads to nanotubes
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Coat the world in plastic to catch the sun
  2. June 17, 2005 - New Study: Why Solar Cells Lose Potency - also here
Background


Cassiopeia A neutron star activity

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Supernova Remnant Still Spewing Energy After All These Years
  2. June 21, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Captures Echo Of Dead Star's Rumblings
  3. July 9, 2005 - Rumblings from a dead star
Background, Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. June 14, 2005 - Neutron Star Weigh-In
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 16, 2005 - Thin Films Of Silicon Nanoparticles Roll Into Flexible Nanotubes
  2. June 16, 2005 - Superconducting nanowires show ability to measure magnetic fields
  3. June 17, 2005 - Superconducting nanowires pulse to a new beat
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. June 16, 2005 - Scientists put the squeeze on electron spins
Background


Bose-Einstein condensation in solid helium

References:
  1. June 16, 2005 - 'Supersolid' or melted 'superfluid' film: A quantum difference
Background, Background


Neutrino ripples in the cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. June 16, 2005 - Background neutrinos join the limelight
  2. June 17, 2005 - Neutrino ripples spotted in space
Background


Broken Lorentz symmetry

References:
  1. June 16, 2005 - Light May Arise From Tiny Relativity Violations
Background


Nanocrystalline quantum dots

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - A New Model Of Quantum Dots: Rethinking The Electronics
Background


Quantum information

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - Entanglement made simple
Background


Time travel and quantum mechanics

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - New model 'permits time travel'
  2. June 18, 2005 - No paradox for time travellers
Background


Protons and strange quarks

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - 'Strange' physics experiment is unraveling structure of proton
  2. June 19, 2005 - 'Strange' Physics Experiment Is Unraveling Structure Of Proton
  3. June 20, 2005 - G-Zero Finds that Ghostly Strange Quarks Influence Proton Structure
  4. June 20, 2005 - Strange turn for protons
Background


Quantum chromodynamic computation

References:
  1. June 18, 2005 - Scientists Help To Solve The Mysteries Of Quarks
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - How to tell love from lust
  2. June 16, 2005 - Placebos Can Bring Emotional Relief
Background


Improved mass spectrometer for proteomics

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Researchers Develop Mass Spectrometry Device That Analyzes Proteins Faster And At A Lower Cost
Background


Quantum dot diagnostic for respiratory syncytial virus

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Quantum Dots Provide A Faster, More Sensitive Method For Detecting Respiratory Viral Infections
Background


Genetic mutation cause of autoimmune disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - New Gene Shows Way For Autoimmune Disease
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - New Strategy For Protecting Brain Against Alzheimer's Disease: Enhancing The Innate Immune System
  2. June 14, 2005 - 'Molecular Zipper' May Hold Important Clues To Alzheimer's, Parkinson's And Mad Cow Disease
  3. June 15, 2005 - Researchers Launch Study Of Environmental Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease
  4. June 18, 2005 - Non-invasive MRI Technique Distinguishes Between Alzheimer's And Frontotemporal Dementia
Background


New genome sequence targets

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - NHGRI Selects 13 New Targets For Large-scale Sequencing Program
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - MicroRNA tweaks protein that controls early heart development
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique
  2. June 14, 2005 - New Technique Appears To Stop Abnormal Blood Vessel Growth
  3. June 15, 2005 - Sunny lifestyles may halve prostate cancer risk
  4. June 15, 2005 - Chemotherapy For Brain Tumors Is Boosted After Vaccine Targets Resistance-related Antigen
  5. June 15, 2005 - Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells
  6. June 15, 2005 - Red meat 'linked to cancer risk'
  7. June 17, 2005 - Nanoparticles deliver cancer breakthrough
  8. June 17, 2005 - New Gene Chip May Be Early Cancer Diagnosis Tool
  9. June 24, 2005 - Exposure To Sunlight May Decrease Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Background


Neural stem cells

References:
  1. June 13, 2005 - Stem Cells Get Brainy
  2. June 14, 2005 - Brain cells are matured in lab
  3. June 15, 2005 - Brain cells grown in a dish
Background


Obesity and aging

References:
  1. June 14, 2005 - Obesity may accelerate the ageing process
  2. June 14, 2005 - Obesity, smoking speed up ageing
  3. June 14, 2005 - Smoking and obesity 'age people'
  4. June 14, 2005 - Fat Found to Accelerate Aging Process
Background, Background


Stress and immune response

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Short-term stress can enhance immunity
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Parkinson's vaccine thwarts suspect proteins
  2. June 16, 2005 - Parkinsons vaccine tests hold hope
Background


Adult language learning

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Adults Can Be Retrained To Learn Second Languages More Easily
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Promising New TB Drug Enters Clinical Trial
Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Variant Prion Protein Causes Infection But No Symptoms
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 15, 2005 - Indonesia Reports Human Bird Flu Case
  2. June 16, 2005 - Indonesian farmer catches bird flu
Background


Human evolution

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - Did humans evolve in fits and starts?
Background


Regenerative medicine

References:
  1. June 17, 2005 - Old cells grow new blood vessels in lab
  2. June 17, 2005 - Blood vessels engineered in lab
Background


Brain size and intelligence

References:
  1. June 18, 2005 - Study Shows Big-brained People Are Smarter
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 19, 2005 - Breakthrough Isolating Embryo-quality Stem Cells From Blood
Background


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