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Volume 4, Number 28
July 11, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Exotic quark decays
Optical quantum computers
Mini black holes in the early universe
Measurement of weak force parity violation
Negative results in pentaquark search
Exotic mesons
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Molecular electronics

Life sciences

MicroRNA
Disease related to gene regulation defect
Gene expression in idential twins
Cancer
Therapeutic vaccines
Proper balance of dietary fats
Nerve development
Gene therapy
Avian flu
Artificial bacteria
Stem cells
Microbial evolution
Diabetes
The immune system
Bacterial movement
AIDS
Effects of microsatellite DNA variation in voles
Brain-imaging studies
Stem cells, infections, and leukemia


Exotic quark decays

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Discovery Of Quark Interaction
  2. July 7, 2005 - Bottoms down for quarks
Background


Optical quantum computers

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Laser pulses could power quantum logic gate
Background


Mini black holes in the early universe

References:
  1. July 6, 2005 - Early Universe Was Packed With Mini Black Holes
Background


Measurement of weak force parity violation

References:
  1. June 30, 2005 - SLAC experiment makes first observations of key traits in weak force
  2. July 6, 2005 - A Coulomb Experiment for the Weak Nuclear Force
  3. July 20, 2005 - New light on the weak force
Background


Negative results in pentaquark search

References:
  1. July 7, 2005 - Higher Precision Analysis Doesn't Yield Pentaquark
Background


Exotic mesons

References:
  1. July 7, 2005 - A new particle discovered by BaBar experiment
  2. July 13, 2005 - New Particle Discovered By BaBar Experiment, Revealing Secrets Of Strong Force
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 8, 2005 - Nanotubes Inspire New Technique For Healing Broken Bones
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 8, 2005 - Discovery Of 'Doping' Mechanism In Semiconductor Nanocrystals
  2. July 8, 2005 - A Giant Step Toward Tiny Functional Nanowires
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. July 9, 2005 - Using Chemistry For Electronics And Vice Versa
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Scientists Show That MicroRNAs Play An Essential Role In The Development Of The Fruit Fly
  2. July 4, 2005 - MicroRNA Tweaks Protein That Controls Early Heart Development
  3. July 7, 2005 - Center For Comparative Functional Genomics Helps To Unravel The Function Of MicroRNAS
Background


Disease related to gene regulation defect

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Gene Regions Beyond Protein Instructions Important In Disease
Background


Gene expression in idential twins

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Twins grow apart as they age
  2. July 5, 2005 - Identical Twins Exhibit Differences in Gene Expression
  3. July 5, 2005 - Twin Data Highlight Genetic Changes
  4. July 6, 2005 - Identical twins grow apart genetically
  5. July 6, 2005 - Twins' gene regulation isn't identical
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Researchers Link Cellular Stress To Drug Resistance In Tumors
  2. July 5, 2005 - Neurotransmitters Signal Aggressive Cancer, Offer Potential For Early Diagnosis
  3. July 6, 2005 - Scientists Uncover Clues To 'Disappearing' Precancers
  4. July 6, 2005 - Breast Cancer Growth Regulator Holds Promise For More Targeted Treatment
  5. July 6, 2005 - Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer
  6. July 6, 2005 - Study debunks aspirin, vitamin E
  7. July 7, 2005 - Salivary bacteria as indicators of oral cancer?
  8. July 8, 2005 - Scientists Identify Novel Gene Driving The Growth And Survival Of Melanoma Cells
  9. July 8, 2005 - Aspirin, Vitamin E Show Little Effect In Preventing Cancer
  10. July 8, 2005 - DNA-scanning Technology Finds Possible Sites Of Cancer Genes In Chromosomes Of Lung Cancer Cell
  11. July 9, 2005 - Scientists Find Three Bacteria Associated With Oral Cancer; Envision New Type Of Saliva Diagnostic Test
Background


Therapeutic vaccines

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Building Better Therapeutic Vaccines For Chronic Infections
Background


Proper balance of dietary fats

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Poly/mono Balance Important To Cholesterol-lowering Diet
Background


Nerve development

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Nerves' Growth Depends On 'Dual-action' Protein
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Bird flu experts warn of pandemic
  2. July 6, 2005 - Bird flu may soon land in Europe and Australia
  3. July 7, 2005 - Avian flu moves among wild geese
  4. July 7, 2005 - Bird flu seen in wild geese in China
  5. July 7, 2005 - Wild Birds Could Spread Avian Flu, Studies Suggest
  6. July 7, 2005 - Geese may carry bird flu out of Asia
Background


Artificial bacteria

References:
  1. July 4, 2005 - Venter revives synthetic bug talk
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Researchers Identify Genes Involved With Blood Stem Cell Development
Background


Microbial evolution

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Trees, Vines And Nets -- Microbial Evolution Changes Its Face
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Aerobic Exercise Helps Find Genetic Regions Linked To Prediabetes
  2. July 6, 2005 - Adult weight is prime risk factor for diabetes
  3. July 6, 2005 - Adult Lifestyle Biggest Risk Factor For Diabetes
  4. July 6, 2005 - Diabetes damage done in adulthood
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Researchers Boost White Blood Cells' Ability To Kill Bacteria
  2. July 5, 2005 - New study finds how cells with damaged DNA alert the immune system
  3. July 10, 2005 - Notch Protein Signaling Directs Early T-cell Development
Background


Bacterial movement

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Swimming around in circles
  2. July 7, 2005 - Bacteria Take The Path Of Least Resistance
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 5, 2005 - Giving Genetic Disease the Finger
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 8, 2005 - How HIV Disables The Cells' Call For Help
  2. July 9, 2005 - HIV Domains Take On New Functions In Mediating Immunity
Background


Effects of microsatellite DNA variation in voles

References:
  1. July 8, 2005 - Variation In Vole Gene Is Bellwether For Behavior
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. July 8, 2005 - Specific Regions Of Brain Implicated In Anorexia Nervosa
Background


Stem cells, infections, and leukemia

References:
  1. July 9, 2005 - Stem Cell Shift May Lead to Infections, Leukemia
Background, Background, Background


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