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Volume 4, Number 39
September 26, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Spintronics
Young stars and the central black hole in Andromeda
Nanotechnology
Early and late stages of stellar evolution
Planetary system formation
Spin structure of protons and neutrons
Evolution of galaxies in clusters
Extreme temperatures and CO2 emissions
Bose-Einstein condensates
Large population of early galaxies
Climate modeling
Geosequestration of CO2
Summer warming in the arctic
Cosmic rays and supernova remnants
Logic with proteins

Life sciences

Gene therapy
Cancer
Meta-analysis of gender-difference studies
Antibiotic resistance
Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
DNA replication
Obesity and diabetes
Obesity and faulty lymphatic vessels
Malaria
Alzheimer's disease
Statins and influenza
Visual perception of images
Sugar control of cell cycle
Communication between immune system cells
Pharmacogenetics
Artificial proteins
Use of grammar to identify ancient language relationships
AIDS
Brain-imaging studies
Influenza virus drug resistance
Link between body and action perception
Motor control by the brain
P-bodies and messenger RNA
Microbial genomes
Cell signaling
Boosting T cell production
Archaea and the global carbon and nitrogen cycles
Cell surface proteins
Subliminal learning
Diabetes


Spintronics

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Tiny Twister
Background


Young stars and the central black hole in Andromeda

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Mysterious ring of stars guards Andromedas heart
  2. September 21, 2005 - Hubble Finds Mysterious Disk Of Blue Stars Around A Black Hole
  3. September 21, 2005 - Hubble finds mysterious disk of blue stars around a black hole
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Breakthrough In Micro-device Fabrication Combines Biology And Synthetic Chemistry
  2. September 24, 2005 - Physicists Measure Tiny Force That Limits How Far Machines Can Shrink
Background


Early and late stages of stellar evolution

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - New Star Survey Sheds Light On The Evolution Of Galaxies
Background


Planetary system formation

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Earliest meteorites provide new piece in planetary formation puzzle
  2. September 21, 2005 - Earliest Meteorites Provide New Piece In Planetary Formation Puzzle
Background


Spin structure of protons and neutrons

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Spin Structure of Protons and Neutrons
Background


Evolution of galaxies in clusters

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - Astronomers Find Vast Stellar Web Spun By Colliding Galaxies
Background


Extreme temperatures and CO2 emissions

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - Heatwave makes plants warm planet
  2. September 21, 2005 - Heatwaves spell bad news for carbon sinks
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - First Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Solid
Background


Large population of early galaxies

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Cosmic Baby-boom: Large Population Of Galaxies Found In The Young Universe
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Impact Of Global Warming On Weather Patterns Underestimated
  2. September 22, 2005 - Impact of global warming on weather patterns underestimated
Background


Geosequestration of CO2

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - New blueprint for storing carbon
  2. September 26, 2005 - Burying CO2 may work, but cost high
  3. September 27, 2005 - Carbon dioxide storage holds limited promise
Background


Summer warming in the arctic

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Coming To The Arctic Near You: The Longer, Hotter Summer
  2. September 23, 2005 - Lands surface change on Alaska tundra creating longer, warmer summers in Arctic
  3. September 26, 2005 - Lands Surface Change On Alaska Tundra Creating Longer, Warmer Summers In Arctic
Background


Cosmic rays and supernova remnants

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Tycho's Remnant Provides Shocking Evidence For Cosmic Rays - also here, here
  2. October 1, 2005 - Supernova remnants rev up ions
Background


Logic with proteins

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Can proteins perform logic?
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Researchers Invent 'Hitchhiking' Viruses As Cancer Drug Delivery System
  2. September 19, 2005 - Researchers invent 'hitchhiking' viruses as cancer drug delivery system
  3. September 20, 2005 - Scientists Develop Cancer Terminator Viruses
  4. September 21, 2005 - Scientists develop cancer terminator viruses
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Epigenetic Activity Silences Tumor Suppressing Gene In Lung Cancer
  2. September 19, 2005 - Study Finds Tarceva Benefits Older Lung Cancer Patients
  3. September 19, 2005 - Study finds Tarceva benefits older lung cancer patients
  4. September 20, 2005 - Researchers discover a molecular pathway that leads to recurrence of breast cancer
  5. September 20, 2005 - Molecular pathway linked to breast cancer recurrence
  6. September 20, 2005 - Monitoring the response to vaccination against melanoma
  7. September 20, 2005 - Tissue rigidity promotes tumor progression
  8. September 21, 2005 - Understanding IGF-1: Researcher Sees Drug Potential In Targeting Enzyme
  9. September 21, 2005 - Scientists Develop Screening Method For Pancreatic Cancer
  10. September 21, 2005 - Scientists develop screening method for pancreatic cancer
  11. September 21, 2005 - Increased ovarian cancer risk not found in women with breast cancer family history
  12. September 21, 2005 - Beta-carotene assoc. with higher risk of some cancers in women smokers but not nonsmokers
  13. September 21, 2005 - Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers, study suggests
  14. September 22, 2005 - Suppression Of FOXO1a Gene Might Kill Resistant ARMS Tumors
  15. September 22, 2005 - Suppression of FOXO1a gene might kill resistant ARMS tumors
  16. September 22, 2005 - Newfound roadblock to interferon effectiveness against malignant melanoma
  17. September 22, 2005 - Researchers identify new blood test for prostate cancer
  18. September 23, 2005 - Nanowires Can Detect Molecular Signs Of Cancer
  19. September 23, 2005 - Tissue stiffness drives tumor formation
  20. September 27, 2005 - Tissue Stiffness Drives Tumor Formation
Background


Meta-analysis of gender-difference studies

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Men may be from Venus too
  2. September 19, 2005 - Men And Women Found More Similar Than Portrayed In Popular Media
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Large-scale Computer Simulations Reveal New Insights Into Antibiotic Resistance
  2. September 20, 2005 - Gaining Ground in the Race Against Antibiotic Resistance
  3. September 22, 2005 - Gaining Ground In The Race Against Antibiotic Resistance
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Study: Stem Cells May Repair Cord Damage
  2. September 20, 2005 - Adult Human Neural Stem Cell Therapy Successful In Treating Spinal Cord Injury
  3. September 20, 2005 - Adult human neural stem cell therapy successful in treating spinal cord injury
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 19, 2005 - Both Mother's And Father's Genes Can Trigger Pre-eclampsia
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Clearing Jams In Copy Machinery
Background


Obesity and diabetes

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Researchers identify new target in fight against obesity - also here
Background


Obesity and faulty lymphatic vessels

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Defective lymphatic vessels identified as a novel cause of obesity
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Researchers discover how malaria parasite disperses from red blood cells
  2. September 22, 2005 - Tracking membranes of rupturing blood cells sheds light on malaria infection
  3. September 27, 2005 - Tracking Membranes Of Rupturing Blood Cells Sheds Light On Malaria Infection
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Failure to suppress irrelevant brain activity in Alzheimer disease
  2. September 20, 2005 - Green tea compound Alzheimer hope
  3. September 21, 2005 - Green tea ingredient prevents Alzheimers-like brain damage in mice
  4. September 21, 2005 - Targeting A Key Enzyme With Gene Therapy Reversed Course Of Alzheimer's Disease In Mouse Models
  5. September 21, 2005 - Centre aims for Alzheimer's test
  6. September 22, 2005 - Targeting a key enzyme with gene therapy reversed course of Alzheimers disease in mouse models
Background


Statins and influenza

References:
  1. September 20, 2005 - Cholesterol Busters to Fight Flu?
Background


Visual perception of images

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - Scientists Uncover Why Picture Perception Works
  2. September 22, 2005 - Scientists uncover why picture perception works
Background


Sugar control of cell cycle

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - Sugar Helps Control Cell Division
  2. September 22, 2005 - Sugar helps control cell division
Background


Communication between immune system cells

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - 'Underground' tunnels discovered as means for communication between immune system cells
  2. September 29, 2005 - 'Underground' Tunnels Discovered As Means For Communication Between Immune System Cells
Background


Pharmacogenetics

References:
  1. September 21, 2005 - Personalised drugs 'decades away'
  2. September 22, 2005 - Personalised medicine 'overhyped'
Background


Artificial proteins

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Researchers Create Functioning Artificial Proteins Using Nature's Rules
Background


Use of grammar to identify ancient language relationships

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Grammar analysis reveals ancient language tree
  2. September 23, 2005 - Evolutionary Tools Help Unlock Origins of Ancient Languages
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Team pioneers new attack on HIV
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Study: Your brain can't handle the lies
Background


Influenza virus drug resistance

References:
  1. September 22, 2005 - Studies question efficacy of flu meds
Background


Link between body and action perception

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Psychology Researchers Reveal Link Between Body And Action Perception
Background


Motor control by the brain

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - 'Noise' Affects How Brain Directs Body To Move
Background


P-bodies and messenger RNA

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Cellular Dumping Site Is Not Garbage After All
  2. September 23, 2005 - Cellular dumping site is not garbage after all
Background


Microbial genomes

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Researchers Predict Infinite Genomes
  2. September 23, 2005 - Researchers predict infinite genomes
Background


Cell signaling

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Cell signaling discovery yields heart disease clues
  2. September 26, 2005 - Cell signaling discovery yields heart disease clues
  3. September 26, 2005 - Cell Signaling Discovery Yields Heart Disease Clues
Background


Boosting T cell production

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Mayo Clinic boosts immune system
  2. September 25, 2005 - 'Immune boost' to fight cancer
  3. September 26, 2005 - Mayo Clinic Boosts Immune System: May Lead To Cancer Vaccines, Better Protection For Elderly
Background


Archaea and the global carbon and nitrogen cycles

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Marine bacterium suspected to play role in global carbon and nitrogen cycles
  2. September 25, 2005 - Marine Bacterium Suspected To Play Role In Global Carbon And Nitrogen Cycles
Background


Cell surface proteins

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Scientists uncover 'tags' that force proteins to cell surface
  2. September 25, 2005 - Scientists Uncover 'Tags' That Force Proteins To Cell Surface
Background


Subliminal learning

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Requirement for high-level mental processing in subliminal learning
  2. September 27, 2005 - Requirement For High-level Mental Processing In Subliminal Learning
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 23, 2005 - Study clarifies insulins role in blocking release of energy in patients with type II diabetes
Background


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