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Volume 4, Number 44
October 31, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Fuel cells
Carbon sequestration in tropical forests
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Spin-based quantum computing
Faster optical communications
Plasmonics
Climate change in Europe
Climate change in the Arctic
Supercomputers
Methane on Titan

Life sciences

Avian flu
Brain-imaging studies
Insect resistance of biotech cotton
Mathematical model of red blood cells
Expression Project for Oncology
AIDS
Cardiovascular drugs
Nervous system development
Banded-iron formations and oxygen
Cancer
Hedgehog signaling pathway
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay
New classification of eukaryotes
Antisense drugs for brain diseases
Gene therapy
Color perception
International Hapmap project
HPV vaccine
Schizophrenia
Stem cells
Epigenetics
Brain organization
Speciation by "reinforcement"
Variation in animal sleep needs
Chimpanzees and altruism
Accuracy of DNA copying with altered bases
DNA helicases
Haplotype prediction
Internal timing in the brain
Cloning
Inversions between human and chimpanzee genomes


Fuel cells

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Outlook bright for hydrogen biofuel cell
Background


Carbon sequestration in tropical forests

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Seeing The Forest And The Trees - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Scientists discover new method for creating high-yield single-walled carbon nanotubes
  2. October 26, 2005 - Experimental Observation of 'Digital' Heat Flow
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Nanoblinds: Helical polymer with side groups that synchronously flip 'on command'
  2. October 25, 2005 - Nanofabrication to lead to Quantum Computer
  3. October 26, 2005 - Walking Molecules
  4. October 26, 2005 - Nanomolecular motor spins on a surface
  5. October 27, 2005 - The latest nanotech device: Venetian blinds
  6. October 29, 2005 - Nanobots walk 'n' roll
  7. October 30, 2005 - Nanomanufacturing: First Systematic Study Of Cadmium Selenide Nanostructure Growth Yields Production 'Road Map' - also here, here
Background


Spin-based quantum computing

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Dark spins light up
  2. October 27, 2005 - Researchers light up 'dark' spins in diamond - also here, here, here
Background


Faster optical communications

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Innovation helps 'enlighten' silicon chips - also here, here, here
  2. October 29, 2005 - Quantum Physics Discovery May Bring About Changes In Optical Communications - also here, here
Background


Plasmonics

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Beating the sub-wavelength limit
Background


Climate change in Europe

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Europe study shows climate risks
Background


Climate change in the Arctic

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - Study: Arctic Undergoing Holistic Climate-change Response - also here, here, here
  2. November 2, 2005 - Climate Study Warns of Warming and Losses of Arctic Tundra
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - Supercomputer doubles own record
  2. November 14, 2005 - Top supercomputer reaches new record speeds
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. October 29, 2005 - Shoreline for Titan?
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Deadly H5N1 bird flu strain reaches the UK
  2. October 24, 2005 - Britain: Bird Flu Is Deadly H5N1 Strain
  3. October 24, 2005 - Bird flu fever spreads in EU
  4. October 26, 2005 - Bird flu anxiety spreads across Europe
  5. October 26, 2005 - China has new bird flu outbreak
  6. October 28, 2005 - Volunteers Sought For Avian Flu Vaccine Study; Vaccine Would Be First To Protect Against Bird Flu - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Brain buffer may control premenstrual moods
  2. October 24, 2005 - Brain images show menstrual cycle rhythms
  3. October 24, 2005 - Periods affect women's brains
  4. October 25, 2005 - Brain Images Reveal Menstrual Cycle Patterns
Background


Insect resistance of biotech cotton

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Biotech Cotton 8: Bugs 0 - also here
Background


Mathematical model of red blood cells

References:
  1. October 24, 2005 - Scientists Discover Secret Behind Human Red Blood Cell's Amazing Flexibility - also here, here
Background


Expression Project for Oncology

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Expression Project For Oncology (expO) Collects 1,000th Malignant Tumor Specimen
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Novel Protein In St. John's Wort Found To Suppress HIV-1 Gene Expression - also here
Background


Cardiovascular drugs

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Leeches Provide Source For Cardiovascular Drugs - abstract - also here
Background


Nervous system development

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - Lipids Play Important Role In Nervous System Development - also here, here
Background


Banded-iron formations and oxygen

References:
  1. October 25, 2005 - New Evidence About the Rise of Oxygen
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Structure of key cancer drug target identified - also here, here
  2. October 26, 2005 - Measuring certain enzyme activity in urine shows promise for detection of bladder cancer
  3. October 28, 2005 - Possible Cause of Prostate Cancer Found
  4. October 29, 2005 - Cancer Cell Communication Exposed - also here, here
  5. October 31, 2005 - Fused Genes Can Trigger Development Of Prostate Cancer - also here
Background


Hedgehog signaling pathway

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Study sheds light on signaling mechanism in stem cells, cancer - also here, here
Background


Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Study Provides Insight Into Cellular Defenses Against Genetic Mutation - also here, here
Background


New classification of eukaryotes

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - New Classification Of Eukaryotes Has Implications For AIDS Treatment, Agriculture And Beyond - also here
Background


Antisense drugs for brain diseases

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Alcoholism Research Reveals Promising New Approach To Treating Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background, Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Gene Therapy Reverses Genetic Mutation Responsible For Heart Failure In Muscular Dystrophy - also here, here
Background


Color perception

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Color Perception Is Not In The Eye Of The Beholder: It's In The Brain - also here
  2. October 26, 2005 - Color perception: Not in beholder's eye
Background


International Hapmap project

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Geneticists hail variety show
  2. October 26, 2005 - Genetic map may help find disease causes
  3. October 27, 2005 - Shortcut in search for genes
  4. October 27, 2005 - New DNA map shows variety is spice of life
  5. October 27, 2005 - International Consortium Completes Map Of Human Genetic Variation - also here, here
  6. October 27, 2005 - Haplotype map offers new insights into human disease, evolution
  7. October 29, 2005 - Scientists complete map of genetic differences
Background


HPV vaccine

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Cervical cancer vaccine raises questions
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. October 26, 2005 - Schizophrenics Better at Discerning Illusions
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Bone Marrow Stem Cells May Heal Hearts Even Years After Heart Attacks - also here
Background


Epigenetics

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - 'Epigenetics' Means What We Eat, How We Live And Love, Alters How Our Genes Behave - also here
Background


Brain organization

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Brain's Response To Visual Stimuli Helps Us To Focus On What We Should See, Rather Than All There Is To See - also here, here
Background


Speciation by "reinforcement"

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - New study supports controversial evolutionary theory
Background


Variation in animal sleep needs

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Research Explains Wide Variations in Animal Sleep Habits - also here, here, here
Background


Chimpanzees and altruism

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Selfish chimps don't give a monkey's
Background


Accuracy of DNA copying with altered bases

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - DNA Size A Crucial Factor In Genetic Mutations - also here, here, here
Background


DNA helicases

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - Sisyphean Movement Of Motor Proteins May Help Preserve DNA Integrity - also here
Background


Haplotype prediction

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - Computer Scientists Double Volume Of Data In NIH Biotech Repository - also here
Background


Internal timing in the brain

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - What Makes The Brain Tick, Tick, Tick: Researchers Gaining New Insights Into Brain's Internal Clock - also here, here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. October 28, 2005 - Fourteen little pigs cloned in Italy
  2. October 28, 2005 - Italian laboratory clones 14 pigs
Background


Inversions between human and chimpanzee genomes

References:
  1. October 30, 2005 - Flipped Genetic Sequences Illuminate Human Evolution And Disease - also here, here
Background


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