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Volume 4, Number 27
July 4, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Robotics
Desktop particle accelerators
Hydrogen storage
LambdaRail high-speed data network
Methane on Titan
Global warming
DNA nanotechnology
Soliton transistors
Acidyfying oceans
Pulsars
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Nanofluidic transistor
Quantum cryptography
Extrasolar planets
Cosmic dating techniques
Pliocene toolmaking

Life sciences

Stem cells
Brain-imaging studies
RNA translation
Metabolic syndrome
Cancer
Vitamin C and the common cold
Language processing in the brain
Memory and sleep
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Avian flu
DNA promoter regions
The immune system
Gene therapy
AIDS
Longevity genes in Caenorhabditis elegans
Premature aging syndromes
Cholesterol regulation and fat metabolism
Evolution of Alu elements in the human genome
Virus evolution
Circadian rhythm
Cancer and the immune system


Robotics

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - Teacher's Little Helpers: Robots Attend UCSD Nursery School In Research Study
Background


Desktop particle accelerators

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - Plasma accelerators move on
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. June 28, 2005 - Adsorbent Materials For The Storage Of Hydrogen
Background


LambdaRail high-speed data network

References:
  1. June 28, 2005 - UF, Nine Other Universities Complete Ultrahigh-speed Data Network
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Titan may boast methane lakes after all
  2. June 29, 2005 - Titan dark spot may be large lake
  3. June 29, 2005 - NASA's Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature On Titan
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Clearing smoke may trigger global warming rise
  2. June 30, 2005 - Cleaner air complicates global warming
  3. June 30, 2005 - Does dirty air cool the climate?
  4. July 1, 2005 - Are Aerosols Reducing Coastal Drizzle And Increasing Cloud Cover?
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - DNA Constraints Control Structure Of Attached Macromolecules - also here
Background


Soliton transistors

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Soliton Transistor
Background


Acidyfying oceans

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Marine crisis looms over acidifying oceans
  2. June 30, 2005 - Emission cuts 'vital' for oceans
  3. June 30, 2005 - Oceans in trouble as acid levels rise
  4. July 1, 2005 - Oceans turning to acid from rise in CO2
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Pulsars signal generates giant space laser
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Nanowire splicing to make ultra-small circuits
  2. June 30, 2005 - Size Matters: Friction, Adhesion Change On Atomic Level
  3. July 1, 2005 - A giant step toward tiny functional nanowires
  4. July 2, 2005 - Nanofabrication Yields Sharper Focus For Soft X-Rays
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - How to knit yourself some muscles
Background


Nanofluidic transistor

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Researchers create first nanofluidic transistor, the basis of future chemical processors
  2. July 4, 2005 - Researchers Create First Nanofluidic Transistor, The Basis Of Future Chemical Processors
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Thwarting Post-Quantum Spies
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Exoplanets hard core is largest yet detected
  2. July 1, 2005 - NASA Researchers Discover Planet With Largest Solid Core
Background


Cosmic dating techniques

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Scientist Refines Cosmic Clock To Determine Age Of Milky Way
Background


Pliocene toolmaking

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Stone Age toolmakers were hi-tech
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - Rebooted cells tackle ethical concerns
  2. June 27, 2005 - A Step Forward In Stem Cell Research
  3. June 30, 2005 - Cows Milk Benefits of Stem Cells
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - The power of suggestion lingers
  2. June 28, 2005 - Scans Show How Hypnosis Affects Brain Activity
  3. June 30, 2005 - Brain Scan Study Of Smokers Reveals Signature Of Craving
Background


RNA translation

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - Textbook Explanation Of mRNA Translation May Need Rethinking
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 27, 2005 - Study Finds Possible Mechanism For Link Between Sleep Disturbances And Metabolic Syndrome
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 28, 2005 - Cancer Related Gene P53 Not Regulated As Indicated By Previous Tissue Culture Research
  2. July 1, 2005 - Antibody Combined With Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Breast Tumors
  3. July 3, 2005 - DNA Scans Reveal Possible Location Of Lung Cancer Genes
Background


Vitamin C and the common cold

References:
  1. June 28, 2005 - Regular vitamin C does not prevent colds
  2. June 28, 2005 - Does Vitamin C Help Prevent Or Treat The Common Cold?
  3. June 28, 2005 - Vitamin C best in the cold
  4. July 2, 2005 - Vitamin C left out in the cold
Background


Language processing in the brain

References:
  1. June 28, 2005 - Mental Processing Is Continuous, Not Like A Computer
Background


Memory and sleep

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Study Shows How Sleep Improves Memory
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Saturated Fats Combined With Genetic Trait Implicated In Development Of Type 2 Diabetes
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - A Vaccine Approach To Treating Parkinson's Disease
  2. June 30, 2005 - 'Vicious Cycle' Of Protein Formation Involved In Parkinson's Disease
  3. July 1, 2005 - Parkinson's drug prompts brain cell growth
  4. July 3, 2005 - Renewed Hope For Parkinson's Patients
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 29, 2005 - Top scientists downgrade risk of bird flu pandemic
Background


DNA promoter regions

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Genetic On-off Switches Pinpointed In Human Genome
  2. June 30, 2005 - Whole genome promoter mapping - Human Genome Project v2.0?
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Study Shows That Weakened T-cell Receptor Signals Change T-cell Lineage
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Researchers Pioneer New Gene Therapy Technique Using Natural Repair Process
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - New drug candidate against HIV developed
Background


Longevity genes in Caenorhabditis elegans

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - Long live the worm!
Background


Premature aging syndromes

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Genomic Instability And Premature Aging
Background


Cholesterol regulation and fat metabolism

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Cholesterol-regulating Protein Maintains Fat-storage, Fat-burning Balance
Background


Evolution of Alu elements in the human genome

References:
  1. July 1, 2005 - Scientists develop new theory about human genome evolution
  2. July 4, 2005 - Scientists Develop New Theory About Human Genome Evolution By Tracking 'Stealth' DNA Elements
Background


Virus evolution

References:
  1. July 2, 2005 - Stolen Gene Allows Insect Virus To Enter Cells
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. July 2, 2005 - Sleepy teens haven't got circadian rhythm
Background


Cancer and the immune system

References:
  1. July 3, 2005 - New Study Finds How Cells With Damaged DNA Alert The Immune System
Background


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