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Volume 5, Number 1
January 2, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Terahertz optical modulator
43rd Mersenne prime

Life sciences

Early animal evolution
Gene therapy
Language and perception
Avian flu
Cancer
Tuberculosis
Cellular membrane channels
Dendrite growth in brain neurons
Alzheimer's disease
Predation pressure and lifespan
Stem cells
Noise in gene expression
Malaria
Diabetes
The immune system
Actin and cell movement
Vaccines
MicroRNA
High-protein diets


Terahertz optical modulator

References:
  1. December 26, 2005 - Scientists Take Step Toward Faster Communication
Background


43rd Mersenne prime

References:
  1. December 30, 2005 - Distributed computing discovers largest known prime number
  2. January 3, 2006 - Researchers Find Largest Prime Number
Background


Early animal evolution

References:
  1. December 26, 2005 - New Study Shows Animal Family Tree Looking Bushy In Places - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 26, 2005 - Sickle Cell Disease Corrected In Human Models Using Stem Cell-based Gene Therapy - also here, here
  2. December 27, 2005 - Gene Therapy For Muscular Dystrophy Fixes Frail Muscle Cells In Animal Model - also here
Background


Language and perception

References:
  1. December 26, 2005 - Language colours vision
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. December 26, 2005 - China claims first anti-bird flu vaccine
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Antibody Therapy Promising For Pediatric Neuroblastoma
  2. December 27, 2005 - Mechanism for Epstein-Barr virus proteins role in blood cancers discovered
  3. December 28, 2005 - Vitamin D Needed To Cut Cancer Risk, Researchers Say - also here
  4. December 28, 2005 - Vitamin D 'can lower cancer risk'
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Researchers Show How Promising Tuberculosis Drug Works - also here, here
Background


Cellular membrane channels

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Membrane Research Opens Window To Benefits For Plants, Humans - also here
Background


Dendrite growth in brain neurons

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Researcher Finds Neuron Growth In Adult Brain - also here, here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Natural Compound From 'Pond Scum' Shows Potential Activity Against Alzheimer's - also here, here
  2. December 28, 2005 - New Study Demonstrates Combined Techniques To Detect, Monitor Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  3. December 29, 2005 - Scientists Discover Mechanism Tying Obesity to Alzheimers Disease - also here, here
Background


Predation pressure and lifespan

References:
  1. December 27, 2005 - Fish Evolve A Longer Lifespan By Evolving A Longer Reproductive Period - also here, here, here
  2. December 27, 2005 - Getting an evolutionary handle on life after reproduction
  3. January 6, 2006 - The Guppy and the Biological Clock
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 28, 2005 - Study Finds Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Mobilize Stem Cells - also here
  2. January 1, 2006 - Scientists Grow Two New Stem Cell Lines In Animal Cell-free Culture - also here, here
  3. January 2, 2006 - Stem cell work in US takes big leap
Background


Noise in gene expression

References:
  1. December 28, 2005 - Researchers Quantify More Noise In Gene Expression - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 28, 2005 - Scientists Lift Malaria's Cloak Of Invisibility - also here, here
  2. December 29, 2005 - Scientists lift malaria's invisible cloak
  3. January 4, 2006 - DNA that controls the malaria parasites disguise mechanism
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 29, 2005 - Researchers Discover How A High-fat Diet Causes Type 2 Diabetes - also here, here
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. December 29, 2005 - Study Suggests Way To Re-energize Immune Response To Chronic Viral Infection - also here, here
Background


Actin and cell movement

References:
  1. December 29, 2005 - Modified AFM Proves Critical to Uncovering Cell-growth Secret - also here, here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. December 30, 2005 - New Technique Points To Safer, More Efficient Vaccination - also here
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. December 30, 2005 - Study Finds Genes That 'Fine-tune' Muscle Development Process - also here, here
Background


High-protein diets

References:
  1. December 30, 2005 - High protein diet 'under attack'
Background


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