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Volume 4, Number 45
November 7, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Minimal surfaces
Teraherz imaging
Nanotechnology
Effects of large-scale climate change
First stars in the universe
Long-range modeling of global warming
Photonic memory chips
Black holes
Milky Way's central black hole
Color superconductivity in neutron stars
Anyons
Hydrogen storage
Future advances in semiconductors
Star formation
Methane on Mars
CO2 sequestration in the ocean
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum chaos

Life sciences

Cancer
Stem cells
Control of misfolded proteins
Body weight regulation
Diabetes
Malaria
Visual perception
Alzheimer's disease
DNA vaccines
Gene therapy
Computational biology
Vaccine production with "reverse genetics"
Antibiotic resistance
Neuron plasticity and learning
Semantic perception of numbers
Avian flu
Brain-computer interface
HPV vaccine
Cancer drug delivery with nanoparticles
Structure and function of enzymes
Protein penetration of plant cell membranes
Female attractiveness and estrogen level
Role of clay in the origins of life
AIDS
Klotho hormone and oxidative stress
Brain encoding of visual information
Parkinson's disease
MicroRNA
MicroRNA and cancer
Tryptophan and the immune system
Analyzing gene interaction networks
Schizophrenia and dopamine
Perception of touch
Ribosomes


Minimal surfaces

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Mathematicians Get A Handle On Centuries Old Shape - also here, here, here
  2. December 25, 2005 - Mathematicians solve old problem that may have new applications
Background


Teraherz imaging

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Physicist Sees Terahertz Imaging As Ultimate Defense Against Terrorism - also here, here, here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Researchers target silicon chips for biomolecular devices
  2. November 1, 2005 - Nanomanufacturing: Systematic study of nanostructure growth yields production 'road map'
Background


Effects of large-scale climate change

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Scientists predict climate change effects
  2. November 2, 2005 - Study shows escalating climate change impacts
Background


First stars in the universe

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Tracking down the first stars
  2. November 2, 2005 - Earliest starlight of the universe is revealed
  3. November 2, 2005 - Astronomers shed light on first stars to light Universe
  4. November 2, 2005 - Hints of Early Stars May Have Been Found
  5. November 2, 2005 - Glimmer of first stars spied
  6. November 2, 2005 - The Dawn of Light
  7. November 3, 2005 - Glow from first stars revealed
  8. November 3, 2005 - Infrared Glow of First Stars Found
  9. November 3, 2005 - Snapped! First stars in universe
  10. November 5, 2005 - Scientists See Light That May Be From First Objects In Universe - also here, here
Background


Long-range modeling of global warming

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Modeling Of Long-term Fossil Fuel Consumption Shows 14.5 Degree Hike In Temperature - also here, here, here
  2. November 2, 2005 - Study: Disaster unless fossil fuel use cut
Background


Photonic memory chips

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Silicon chip works on the speed of light
  2. November 3, 2005 - Silicon chip puts the brakes on light
  3. November 3, 2005 - IBM Scientists Harness 'Slow Light' for Optical Communications
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Stellar Switch-a-roo
  2. November 2, 2005 - Neutron Star Found Where a Black Hole was Expected
  3. November 3, 2005 - Neutron Star Discovered Where A Black Hole Was Expected - also here
  4. November 3, 2005 - The Black Hole That Wasn't
Background


Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Milky Way's Big Black Hole Gets Downsized
  2. November 2, 2005 - Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Milky Way, Study Hints
  3. November 3, 2005 - Astronomers Get Closest Look Yet At Milky Way's Mysterious Core - also here
  4. November 3, 2005 - Astronomers close to seeing the unseeable
Background


Color superconductivity in neutron stars

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Color Superconductivity
Background


Anyons

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Anyon There?
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Chemist explores ways to make hydrogen a viable fuel
  2. November 3, 2005 - Nanostructures for hydrogen production and storage
Background


Future advances in semiconductors

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Improved Materials Dominate Chip Evolution
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Cosmic Cloudshine: Its Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
  2. November 4, 2005 - 'Cloudshine' may reveal secrets of star birth
Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Volcanoes ruled out for Martian methane
Background


CO2 sequestration in the ocean

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Asleep In The Deep: Model Helps Assess Ocean-injection Strategy For Combating Greenhouse Effect - also here, here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Carbon Nanotube Membranes Allow Super-fast Fluid Flow - also here, here, here
  2. November 11, 2005 - Fluids race through nearly frictionless carbon nanotubes - also here, here
Background


Quantum chaos

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - First ever demonstration of quantum chaos during atom ionisation - also here, here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Broccoli Sprouts, Cabbage, Ginkgo Biloba And Garlic: A Grocery List For Cancer Prevention - also here
  2. November 1, 2005 - Researchers Use 'Trickery' To Create Immune Response Against Melanoma - also here
  3. November 1, 2005 - Novel Treatment Target For Deadly Brain Tumors Identified
  4. November 1, 2005 - New Brain Tumor Model Developed - also here
  5. November 1, 2005 - Key Mechanism Found That Promotes Spread Of Malignant Melanoma - also here
  6. November 1, 2005 - Clinical trials with immunotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer
  7. November 1, 2005 - Reagent under study as cancer vaccine may also help protect tumors
  8. November 2, 2005 - Vitamin D, Taxotere Combination Extends The Lives Of Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer - also here
  9. November 2, 2005 - Vitamin D compounds show promise for prevention of prostate cancer
  10. November 2, 2005 - New Studies Highlight Promising Potential Of Cancer Immunotherapy
  11. November 2, 2005 - Protein Suppresses Prostate Cancer, Enhances Effects Of Vitamin E - also here
  12. November 2, 2005 - Two drugs best for deadly cancer
  13. November 3, 2005 - Gemcitabine And Capecitabine Improved Overall Survival In Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer - also here
  14. November 3, 2005 - Drug May Prevent Breast Cancer, Treat Post-menopausal Vaginal Atrophy - also here, here
  15. November 3, 2005 - Research Unveils New, Reliable Approach To Drug Delivery For Cancer Patients - also here, here, here
  16. November 4, 2005 - Primrose Oil Component Cuts Levels Of Cancer-causing Gene Her-2/neu - also here, here
  17. November 4, 2005 - Focus On Lung Cancer: How To Prevent And Treat It - also here, here
  18. November 4, 2005 - Sunitinib prolongs survival in GIST patients after imatinib mesylate failure
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Wnt Signaling Controls The Fate Of Stem Cells In Adult Brains
  2. November 2, 2005 - Adult Stem Cells May Be Just Remnants Of Evolution - also here, here
Background


Control of misfolded proteins

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Zebrafish And CHIP Help Untangle Protein Misfolding In Brain Disease - also here
Background


Body weight regulation

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - An Essential Regulator Of Body Weight Revealed - also here
  2. November 4, 2005 - New findings help explain how brain pathways control body weight - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - New Blueprint To Aid Physicians In Predicting Risk For Type 1 Diabetes - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Malaria vaccine possible within six years
  2. November 2, 2005 - Researchers Develop New Method To Help Find Deadly Malaria Parasite's Achilles Heel - also here, here
  3. November 3, 2005 - Proteins Take On New Roles In Malaria Parasite - also here, here
  4. November 8, 2005 - Think Like a Parasite
  5. November 9, 2005 - Malaria Vaccine Proves Effective in Clinical Trial
Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Mechanism of 'blindsight' explored
  2. November 1, 2005 - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind? Not Necessarily - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - Gas-blockers might slow down Alzheimers disease - also here
  2. November 4, 2005 - Compound In Wine Reduces Levels Of Alzheimer's Disease-causing Peptides - also here
  3. November 4, 2005 - Scientists Show How Thinking Can Harm Brain Cells - also here, here
  4. November 4, 2005 - New Alzheimer's Target Identified
  5. November 7, 2005 - Wine Compound Attacks Alzheimer's Agent
Background


DNA vaccines

References:
  1. October 31, 2005 - DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Successful Tests Of New Treatments In Mice For Eye Disease Causing Irreversible Blindness In Humans
  2. November 1, 2005 - Gene therapy improves gemcitabine effects in experimental glioma model - also here
Background


Computational biology

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Largest Computational Biology Simulation Mimics Life's Most Essential Nanomachine - also here
Background


Vaccine production with "reverse genetics"

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Scientists offer new hope for rapid production of bird flu vaccine
  2. November 8, 2005 - Scientists Report A New Method To Speed Bird Flu Vaccine Production - also here
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Bacteria build walls to withstand antibiotics
  2. November 2, 2005 - Microbes overcome natural antibiotic
Background


Neuron plasticity and learning

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Neurons change in learning-memory process
  2. November 3, 2005 - New Discoveries About Neuron Plasticity Linked To Learning And Memory - also here, here
Background


Semantic perception of numbers

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Monkey Math Machinery is Like Humans' - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - New method could lead to avian flu-resistant birds
  2. November 3, 2005 - Drugs Could Make Life-or-death Difference If Avian Flu Strikes - also here
  3. November 4, 2005 - New bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam and China
  4. November 4, 2005 - New bird flu outbreaks hit Asia
  5. November 5, 2005 - Wild Birds Help To Create Human Flu Vaccine - also here
Background


Brain-computer interface

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Look ma, no hands!
Background


HPV vaccine

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Updated data on novel HPV vaccine confirms efficacy in large population
Background


Cancer drug delivery with nanoparticles

References:
  1. November 1, 2005 - Nanotechnology May Help Treat Cancer
  2. November 2, 2005 - Targeted Drug Delivery Achieved With Nanoparticles - also here, here
  3. November 2, 2005 - Nano World: 150 nanodrugs on horizon
Background, Background, Background


Structure and function of enzymes

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Dynamic Personalities Of Proteins Reveal Key Traits: New Window Opens On Structure And Function Of Enzymes - also here
Background


Protein penetration of plant cell membranes

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - Biologists Discover New Pathway Into Plant Cells - also here
Background


Female attractiveness and estrogen level

References:
  1. November 2, 2005 - British researchers find beauty really could be skin deep
  2. November 2, 2005 - Hormone levels predict attractiveness of women
Background


Role of clay in the origins of life

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Shaped from clay
  2. November 7, 2005 - Volcanic clay holds secrets of life
  3. November 12, 2005 - Clay Material May Have Acted As 'Primordial Womb' For First Organic Molecules
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Metal-containing Compounds Show Promise As HIV Weapon - also here, here, here
Background


Klotho hormone and oxidative stress

References:
  1. November 3, 2005 - Anti-aging hormone actions revealed
  2. November 4, 2005 - Anti-aging hormone reduces reactive oxygen species - also here
Background


Brain encoding of visual information

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - 'The Matrix' is a step closer to reality; Neuroscientists break code on sight
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Disease-causing protein protects against nerve damage in Parkinsons disease
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Twin molecular scissors link creation of microRNAs with gene-silencing - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - A New Cancer Player Takes the Stage
Background, Background


Tryptophan and the immune system

References:
  1. November 4, 2005 - Tryptophan no turkey in boosting immune system - also here, here
Background


Analyzing gene interaction networks

References:
  1. November 5, 2005 - Technique Offers New View Of Dynamic Biological Landscape - also here, here
Background


Schizophrenia and dopamine

References:
  1. November 5, 2005 - Dopamine gene ups schizophrenia risk
Background, Background


Perception of touch

References:
  1. November 6, 2005 - Turning Sensation Into Perception - also here, here
  2. November 8, 2005 - Feeling the Vibe
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. November 6, 2005 - New And Sharper X-rays Of Cell's Ribosome Could Lead To Better Antibiotics - also here, here
Background


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