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Volume 4, Number 29
July 18, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Bottom quarks
Earthquakes
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Neutron stars
Extrasolar planets
Time travel
Quantum cryptography
Pattern storage in scale-free networks

Life sciences

Cancer
Stem cells
Genes involved in cell division
Alzheimer's disease
Spinal nerve cell regeneration
Staphylococcus aureus
Ediacaran fossils
Brain-imaging studies
Software for prediction of gene transcription
Neurotransmitter receptors
Structure of a common cold virus
Aortic aneurysms
G-protein-coupled receptors and olfaction
Language processing in the brain
The immune system
Mitochondrial mutations and aging
Future anticipaion in chickens
Hypnosis
MicroRNA
Regulation of brain size in development
Muscle repair


Bottom quarks

References:
  1. July 11, 2005 - Bottom Quarks Reveal Something Of Their Identity
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. July 11, 2005 - Discovery Helps Scientists Understand The Complex Nature Of Earthquakes
  2. July 15, 2005 - Magnet Theory Meets Earthquakes
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 11, 2005 - Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones
  2. July 12, 2005 - The presence of oxygen on carbon nanotubes enhances interaction with ammonia
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Physicists find way to create three-dimensional quasicrystals
  2. July 14, 2005 - Circuit Elements for Optical Frequencies
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - X-ray Oscillations From Biggest Star Quake Provide Clues To Mysterious Interior Neutron Stars
  2. July 15, 2005 - Three Satellites Needed To Bring Out 'Shy Star'
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. July 13, 2005 - New exoplanet defies theory
  2. July 13, 2005 - Finding gives astronomers excitement, challenge
  3. July 13, 2005 - The triple sunset that should not exist
  4. July 15, 2005 - This planet has three suns
  5. July 16, 2005 - First Planet Under Three Suns Is Discovered
Background


Time travel

References:
  1. July 13, 2005 - Gravity doughnut promises time machine
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. July 14, 2005 - Strengthening Quantum Cryptography by Putting On Blinders
  2. July 19, 2005 - Quantum Decoys Foil Code-breaking Attempts
Background


Pattern storage in scale-free networks

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Good Connections Are Everything

Cancer

References:
  1. July 11, 2005 - Ingredient That Makes Curry Yellow Effective Against Melanoma Cells
  2. July 12, 2005 - Protein Amplification In Melanoma Is Possible Drug Target
  3. July 12, 2005 - Researchers Discover How Tumor Suppressor Gene Works
  4. July 13, 2005 - Cancer Comes Full Circle
  5. July 13, 2005 - Researchers Show How Cancer-preventing Foods Work
  6. July 14, 2005 - Potent Spice Works To Block Growth Of Melanoma In Lab Test
  7. July 14, 2005 - Subtle Changes In Normal Genes Implicated In Breast Cancer
  8. July 15, 2005 - Researchers Pioneer Novel Ovarian Cancer Treatment
  9. July 15, 2005 - Asthma, Allergies May Reduce Risk Of Brain Cancer
  10. July 15, 2005 - Researchers find potential celebrex target in lung cancer
  11. July 16, 2005 - Two Are Better Than One: Destroying Cancer's Communication Network
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 11, 2005 - Researchers Identify Genes That Foster Blood Cell Development From Stem Cells
Background


Genes involved in cell division

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Hunt For Human Genes Involved In Cell Division Under Way
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Discovery could lead to new types of Alzheimers drugs
  2. July 14, 2005 - Patients Recruited for Alzheimer's Vaccine Trial
  3. July 14, 2005 - Alzheimer's symptoms reversed in mice
  4. July 15, 2005 - Mouse Research Shows Alzheimer's-like Memory Loss Not Permanent
Background


Spinal nerve cell regeneration

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Researchers find molecule that inhibits regrowth of spinal nerve cells
Background


Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Colorful bacteria more dangerous
Background


Ediacaran fossils

References:
  1. July 12, 2005 - Ancient life in China limestone
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. July 13, 2005 - Scientists Uncover New Clues About Brain Function In Human Behavior
Background


Software for prediction of gene transcription

References:
  1. July 14, 2005 - Modification Of Program Enables Prediction Of Gene Transcription
Background


Neurotransmitter receptors

References:
  1. July 14, 2005 - Researchers Show Protein Routes Messages In Nerve Cells
Background


Structure of a common cold virus

References:
  1. July 14, 2005 - Biologists See Combined Structure Of Cold Virus And Receptor Molecule
Background


Aortic aneurysms

References:
  1. July 14, 2005 - Why do aneurysms form? New studies suggest leading role for white blood cells
Background


G-protein-coupled receptors and olfaction

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Study: Nose Doesn't Smell Like The Eyes See
Background


Language processing in the brain

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Calculating Consonants: Researchers Identify A Key To How The Brain Processes Language
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Discovery Of T-cell 'Traffic Control' Boosts New Drug Promise
Background


Mitochondrial mutations and aging

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Cell Mutations That Lead To Apoptosis May Contribute To Aging In Mammals
Background


Future anticipaion in chickens

References:
  1. July 15, 2005 - Chickens worry about the future
Background


Hypnosis

References:
  1. July 16, 2005 - Hypnosis subdues the visual brain
Background, Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. July 17, 2005 - Molecular Steps Involved In The Creation Of Gene-silencing MicroRNAs Identified - also here
Background


Regulation of brain size in development

References:
  1. July 17, 2005 - Brain Size May Depend Upon How Neural Cells Are Cleaved
Background


Muscle repair

References:
  1. July 17, 2005 - Muscle Repair: Making A Good System Better, Faster; Implications For Aging, Disease
Background


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