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Volume 4, Number 47
November 21, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Optical computing
High-performance videoconferencing
Supercomputers
Extrasolar planets
Organic electronics
Photonic crystal lasers
Carbon nanotubes
Accelerated melting of glaciers
Star formation
Quasars
X-ray binary stars
Quantum entanglement
Hydrogen production and storage
Steiner triple systems
Bio-molecular motors
Effects of climate change
Climate models
Global warming and water supplies
Gravity Probe-B
Dark matter in elliptical galaxies
Supernovae
Earthquake prediction
Formation of Earth's continental crust
Molecular electronics

Life sciences

Memory in older brains
DNA transcription
Stem cells
Brain wiring for reproduction
Gene therapy
Cancer
Memory traces
Diabetes
Low-carbohydrate diets
Malaria
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Neuron signaling
Avian flu
Immune system recognition of cancer
Intercellular communication
Natural selection and gene regulation
Brain-imaging studies
Metabolic syndrome and diet
Nanotechnology and cancer
Oncogenesis
Therapeutic modification of gene expression
Evolution of methanogens
Protein folding
Diet and cardiovascular health
Communication within the immune system
Gene sequencing of archaea
Translocons in cell membranes
Reprogramming melanoma cells with embryonic stem cells
Caloric restriction and aging
Aging and the SIR2 gene in yeast
Transmission of language
Genetics and fear-related learning
Phytochrome


Optical computing

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Researchers approach quantum limit in third-order nonlinear light-light interaction - also here
Background


High-performance videoconferencing

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Together across a continent: Bridging time and place with 'Shared Spaces'
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - IBM: World's most powerful computer
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Polarised light may reveal hidden exoplanets
  2. November 16, 2005 - Nature is 'always more crazy than we are'
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Plastic Diode Could Lead To Flexible, Low Power Computer Circuits, Memory - also here, here
Background


Photonic crystal lasers

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Researchers Create Faster, More Efficient Laser For Communications - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Stengthening the glow of nanotube luminescence - also here
  2. November 18, 2005 - Nanotubes beam out bright light - also here
Background


Accelerated melting of glaciers

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Rapidly accelerating glaciers may increase how fast the sea level rises
Background


Star formation

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New Stars - also here
  2. November 16, 2005 - How do stars form?
  3. November 17, 2005 - Astrophysicists put kibosh on alternative theory of star formation - also here, here
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Lonely quasar may have host galaxy after all
Background


X-ray binary stars

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Integral Reveals New Class Of 'Supergiant' X-ray Binary Stars - also here, here, here
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Hyper-Entangled Photon Pairs
Background


Hydrogen production and storage

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Future cars could be fuelled by hydrogen technology
  2. November 18, 2005 - New materials for better hydrogen traps - also here, here
Background


Steiner triple systems

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Student solves a 30 year old mathematics problem
Background


Bio-molecular motors

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Marathon of Nano-Sprinters - also here
Background


Effects of climate change

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Climate change: world round-up
Background


Climate models

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Global warming models 'biased'
Background


Global warming and water supplies

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Climate change alters water supply
  2. November 17, 2005 - Climate models help scientists understand global shifts in water availability
  3. November 17, 2005 - Global warming study forecasts more water shortages
  4. November 18, 2005 - Study Shows Climate Warming To Shrink Key Water Supplies Around The World - also here, here
Background


Gravity Probe-B

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - NASA Collects Gravity Data to Test Einstein's Theory
  2. November 17, 2005 - Space-time Vortex
Background


Dark matter in elliptical galaxies

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Hubble, Sloan Quadruple Number Of Known Optical Einstein Rings - also here, here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Celestial odd couple baffles astronomers
Background


Earthquake prediction

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Can Earth's seismic radio help predict quakes?
Background


Formation of Earth's continental crust

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Early Earth Likely Had Continents, Was Habitable, According To New Study - also here, here
  2. November 18, 2005 - There was no such thing as hell on Earth
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Scientists Discover How to Flip a Molecular Switch - also here, here
Background


Memory in older brains

References:
  1. November 13, 2005 - 'Sharp' older brains are not the same as younger brains - also here, here
Background


DNA transcription

References:
  1. November 13, 2005 - New microscope allows scientists to track a functioning protein with atomic-level precision - also here
  2. November 14, 2005 - Lasers improve scientists understanding of complex proteins - also here, here
  3. November 15, 2005 - Ultra-sensitive microscope reveals DNA processes
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Your stem cells can fix your heart
  2. November 14, 2005 - Biologist Coaxing Human Embryonic Stem Cells To Make Dopamine With Simpler, Faster Method - also here
  3. November 16, 2005 - Sperm Stem Cells Closer To Being Like Embryonic Stem Cells
  4. November 16, 2005 - Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Cartilage - also here, here
  5. November 16, 2005 - Cartilage grown from stem cells
  6. November 17, 2005 - Statins May Simulate Stem Cells For Heart Repair - also here
Background


Brain wiring for reproduction

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - The Brain Is Broadly Wired For Reproduction - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Exercise Plus Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Treating Lou Gehrig's Disease - also here
  2. November 15, 2005 - Gene therapy curbs pancreatic cancer
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - The Nude Mouse Tale: Omega-3 Fats Save The Life Of A Terminal Cancer Patient - also here
  2. November 14, 2005 - Genes Collaborate To Suppress Common Pediatric Brain Tumor
  3. November 15, 2005 - New antibody profiling technique to test for lung cancer
  4. November 15, 2005 - Early results using therapeutic pancreatic cancer vaccine show promise
  5. November 15, 2005 - Model identifies genes that induce normal skin cells to become abnormal
  6. November 15, 2005 - Promising advance in breast cancer research
  7. November 16, 2005 - Alcohol causing mouth cancer rise
  8. November 17, 2005 - Researchers Discover Genetic Switch Involved In Cells' Response To Radiation Therapy - also here, here
  9. November 17, 2005 - Poxvirus Used To Fight Cancer: Malignant Human Brain Tumors 'Cured' In Mice - also here
  10. November 17, 2005 - New gene silencing therapy for cervical cancer - also here, here
  11. November 18, 2005 - Women Still At Risk Of Cervical Cancer Despite Treatment Removing Pre-cancerous Cells
  12. November 20, 2005 - Researchers Shed New Light On How Chemotherapy-induced Leukemia Develops
Background


Memory traces

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Scientists find first evidence of a living memory trace - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Research helps identify precursors to foot disease in diabetes patients
  2. November 17, 2005 - Some Foods And Beverages Could Hold Clues For Future Diabetes Treatment - also here
Background


Low-carbohydrate diets

References:
  1. November 14, 2005 - Low carb diets 'cut heart energy'
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Malaria vaccine shows promise
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Clues to the progression of Alzheimers disease revealed in brain imaging studies
  2. November 15, 2005 - Tests flag up Alzheimer's long before symptoms show
  3. November 16, 2005 - Scientists Engineer Mice To Mimic Alzheimer's Therapy - also here
  4. November 17, 2005 - Cholesterol Treatment May Slow Alzheimer's Disease Progression - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Restricting Diet May Reverse Early-stage Parkinson's
Background


Neuron signaling

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Researchers uncover new details about how signals are transmitted in the brain
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - China to vaccinate all poultry against bird flu
  2. November 16, 2005 - First confirmed human bird flu death in China
  3. November 17, 2005 - Aids may help spread of bird flu
Background


Immune system recognition of cancer

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Researchers Observe How The Immune System Recognizes And Responds To Cancer - also here
Background


Intercellular communication

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Flatworms Demonstrate How Cells Communicate And Grow New Tissues - also here
Background


Natural selection and gene regulation

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - 'Perception' Gene Tracked Humanity's Evolution - also here
  2. November 17, 2005 - Did More Endorphins Make Us Human?
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 15, 2005 - Brain Activity Related To Processing Faces Is Similar In People With, Without Autism - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome and diet

References:
  1. November 16, 2005 - Low-carb Diet Better Than Low-fat Diet At Improving Metabolic Syndrome
Background


Nanotechnology and cancer

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Researchers Combine Tiny Nanotubes And Antibodies To Detect Cancer - also here, here, here
  2. November 19, 2005 - Nanoparticles, Nanoshells, Nanotubes: How Tiny Specks May Provide Powerful Tools Against Cancer - also here, here
Background


Oncogenesis

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Global Signaling Study Suggests Cancer Link To Protein Promiscuity - also here
Background


Therapeutic modification of gene expression

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - The food you eat may change your genes for life
Background


Evolution of methanogens

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Novel Protein Complex Enables Survival In Hostile Environment - also here, here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Protein Behavior May Lead To Better Treatment Of Neurodegenerative Diseases - also here
Background


Diet and cardiovascular health

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Replacing Some Carbohydrates With Protein And Unsaturated Fat May Enhance Heart Health Benefits - also here
Background


Communication within the immune system

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - How A Close Bond Activates The Immune System - also here
  2. November 18, 2005 - Scientists Create New Way To Study T Cell Signaling - also here
Background


Gene sequencing of archaea

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Genome sequencing aids investigation of an ancient and mysterious life-form
Background


Translocons in cell membranes

References:
  1. November 17, 2005 - Zooming in on the protein-conducting channel - also here, here
Background


Reprogramming melanoma cells with embryonic stem cells

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Stem Cell Microenvironment Reverses Malignant Melanoma
Background


Caloric restriction and aging

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Researchers Find Pathways Linking Caloric Restriction To Aging Process
Background


Aging and the SIR2 gene in yeast

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Deleting 'Anti-Aging' Gene From Yeast Greatly Lengthens Life Span - also here
Background


Transmission of language

References:
  1. November 18, 2006 - An Intergenerational Game of Telephone
Background


Genetics and fear-related learning

References:
  1. November 18, 2005 - Cowards can blame their genes
  2. November 18, 2005 - Gene Controls Whether Fear Is A Factor
  3. November 21, 2005 - Loss Of Fear Factor Makes Timid Mouse Bold
Background


Phytochrome

References:
  1. November 20, 2005 - Scientists Map One Of Biology's Critical Light-sensing Structures - also here
Background


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