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Volume 4, Number 33
August 15, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Nanotechnology at NASA
Accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere
Carbon sequestration
Gamma-ray bursts
K-T mass extinction
Revised galaxy size estimates
Global warming
Nanotechnology
Quantum computing
Nitrogen fixation in the oceans
High-temperature superconductivity
Artificial intelligence
Gadolinium carbon nanotube MRI contrast agents
Photonic crystal accelerator
Carbon nanotubes
Methane from rice paddies
Carbon nanotube transistors

Life sciences

Brain imaging studies
Stem cells
Cancer
Telomeres and aging
Earliest bilaterians
Mouse genome study
Possible role of meteors in the origins of life
Persistence of genetic resistance
Avian flu
Perception of figure-ground organization
Early stages of embryo formation
Microcompartments in bacteria
Alzheimer's disease
Metabolic syndrome
AIDS
Micro RNA
Gene therapy
T lymphocytes and asthma
RNA splicing in blood platelets
Oxytocin modulation of eating and digestion


Nanotechnology at NASA

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - The Next Big Thing Is Small: Nanotechnology Could Lead To Radical Improvements For Space Exploration
Background


Accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere

References:
  1. August 9, 2005 - Model gives clearer idea of how oxygen came to dominate Earth's atmosphere
  2. August 12, 2005 - Model Gives Clearer Idea Of How Oxygen Came To Dominate Earth's Atmosphere

Carbon sequestration

References:
  1. August 9, 2005 - Grasslands won't help buffer climate change as carbon dioxide levels rise
  2. August 10, 2005 - Study yields mixed results on potential for pine trees to store extra carbon dioxide
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - Astronomers unravel cosmic explosion mystery
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - India's Smoking Gun: Dino-killing Eruptions
Background


Revised galaxy size estimates

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Galaxy may be bigger than it looks
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Climate warning as Siberia melts
  2. August 11, 2005 - Siberia's rapid thaw causes alarm
  3. August 11, 2005 - Warming hits 'tipping point'
  4. August 11, 2005 - Climate argument solved?
  5. August 12, 2005 - Weather balloons caused climate spat
  6. August 12, 2005 - Errors in the measurement of global warming corrected
  7. August 12, 2005 - New observations and climate model data confirm recent warming of the tropical atmosphere
  8. August 16, 2005 - New Observations And Climate Model Data
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Diamonds Are A Scientist's Best Friend
  2. August 11, 2005 - Tough new probe developed for nanotechnologists
  3. August 13, 2005 - Tough New Probe Developed For Nanotechnologists
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - NIST Demonstrates Better Memory With Quantum Computer Bits
  2. August 11, 2005 - NIST demonstrates better memory with quantum computer bits
Background


Nitrogen fixation in the oceans

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Nitrogen in the air feeds the oceans
  2. August 19, 2005 - Nitrogen In The Air Feeds The Oceans
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - The ups and downs of doping
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - IQ test for AI devices gets experts thinking
Background


Gadolinium carbon nanotube MRI contrast agents

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Gadonanotubes greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents
Background


Photonic crystal accelerator

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Photonic Crystal Accelerator
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 13, 2005 - Nanotube carpet mimicks gecko feet
Background


Methane from rice paddies

References:
  1. August 13, 2005 - Method Gets to Root of Gas from Rice Paddies
Background, Background


Carbon nanotube transistors

References:
  1. August 14, 2005 - Nanotech transistor powers up
  2. August 15, 2005 - Y-shaped nanotubes are ready-made transistors
  3. August 15, 2005 - Branching Is Key to Carbon Nanotube Transistors
  4. August 15, 2005 - Customized Y-shaped Carbon Nanotubes Can Compute
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - Placenta has versatile 'stem cells'
  2. August 8, 2005 - Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - Scientists To Mimic Nature For Newest Cancer Drugs
  2. August 10, 2005 - Drinkers cut cancer risk with folate
  3. August 10, 2005 - Scientists Discover New Role For Protein As Fundamental Inhibitor Of Cell Movement
  4. August 10, 2005 - Patient's Genes Can Predict Response To Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer
  5. August 10, 2005 - Scientists Discover Genetic Pathway Responsible For Breast Cancer Cell Growth
  6. August 10, 2005 - Researchers Discover New Tumor Defense System
  7. August 10, 2005 - 'Smart' prostate cancer predictor
  8. August 10, 2005 - New advance in prostate cancer management
  9. August 11, 2005 - Lifestyle And Diet May Stop Or Reverse Prostate Cancer Progression
  10. August 11, 2005 - Collaboration Invents 'Virus In Stealth' To Help Kill Cancer Cells
  11. August 11, 2005 - Chemical Link Indicated Between Alcohol And Certain Cancers
  12. August 12, 2005 - Hope over 'stealth' cancer drugs
  13. August 12, 2005 - Protein linked to growth of organs and cancer
  14. August 14, 2005 - Researchers Find BRCA1 Tumor Suppression Nullified By Cyclin D1
Background


Telomeres and aging

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - Tiny Roundworm's Telomeres Help Scientists To Tease Apart Different Types Of Aging
  2. August 8, 2005 - Tiny roundworms telomeres help scientists to tease apart different types of aging
Background


Earliest bilaterians

References:
  1. August 8, 2005 - Small Discovery Has Large Implications
Background


Mouse genome study

References:
  1. August 9, 2005 - EU project will test 20,000 mouse genes
Background


Possible role of meteors in the origins of life

References:
  1. August 9, 2005 - Meteor impacts: Life's jump starter?
  2. August 10, 2005 - Meteor Impacts: Life's Jump Starter?
Background


Persistence of genetic resistance

References:
  1. August 9, 2005 - In some cases, genetic resistance takes on a life of its own
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - Bird flu vaccine not up to scratch
  2. August 11, 2005 - Deadly bird flu found across Asia
Background


Perception of figure-ground organization

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - How The Brain Understands Pictures
Background


Early stages of embryo formation

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - Biologists Map Out Early Stages Of Embryo Formation
  2. August 11, 2005 - Biologists map out early stages of embryo formation
  3. August 14, 2005 - Worm Studies Give Researchers New Perspective On Embryo Formation
Background


Microcompartments in bacteria

References:
  1. August 10, 2005 - New discovery blurs distinction between human cells and those of bacteria
  2. August 12, 2005 - New Discovery Blurs Distinction Between Human Cells And Those Of Bacteria
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Nasal spray clears Alzheimers brain plaques
  2. August 12, 2005 - Effective Alzheimer treatment: The nose knows
  3. August 12, 2005 - High Insulin Levels Increase Inflammatory Markers And Beta-amyloids, May Contribute To Alzheimer's
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Researchers Outline Possible Drug Targets For Treating Metabolic Syndrome
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 11, 2005 - Hope for eliminating 'latent' HIV
  2. August 12, 2005 - HIV breakthrough raises hopes for a cure
  3. August 12, 2005 - Study on HIV stirs hopes
Background


Micro RNA

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Micro RNAs Play Role In Egg Making
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Gene Therapy To Treat Haemophilia; Cure Achieved In Dogs -- Are Humans Next?
Background


T lymphocytes and asthma

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Study reveals bodys defense mechanism worsens asthma symptoms
Background


RNA splicing in blood platelets

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - Key process in gene regulation occurs in blood platelets
Background


Oxytocin modulation of eating and digestion

References:
  1. August 12, 2005 - If oxytocin eating role doesnt mature at birth, what other situations affect its impact?
Background


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