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Volume 5, Number 4
January 23, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Star formation
Quantum-dot cellular automata
Carbon nanotubes
Technology for quantum computers
Optoelectronics
Nanomagnetism
Clouds and climate modeling
LISA gravitational wave observatory
Martian water
Extrasolar planets
Sea-level rise
Mantle plumes
Alternative to exotic dark matter

Life sciences

Diabetes
Avian flu
Stem cells
Immune system dendritic cells
Neurogenesis and the immune system
RNA interference
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Reversing metabolic syndrome and diabetes with diet
Appetite regulation
Leptin
AIDS
Evolution and body size
Synapses
Flavanols in chocolate
Stem cells from clones
Caloric restriction and cardiovascular health
Brain-imaging studies
Visual perception of objects
One-way evolution
Nanocontainers for drug delivery
Antibiotic resistance
Cloning
Peptide vaccines
Neanderthals
Parkinson's disease
Taste encoding in the brain
Mechanism of attention
MicroRNA and synapses
Innateness of geometric concepts
Harmful effects of lipid accumulation
Visual memory
DNA repair


Star formation

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Tidal Tales of Minor Mergers: Young Stars Where They Shouldn't Be
Background


Quantum-dot cellular automata

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - New research suggests the possibility of quantum dot magnetic logic
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Scientists stretch carbon nanotubes at high temperature - also here, here
  2. January 19, 2006 - New theory explains electronic and thermal behavior of nanotubes - also here, here, here
  3. January 20, 2006 - Towards Molecular Electronics: New Way of Making Molecular Transistors
Background


Technology for quantum computers

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Physics turns a corner with three-point turn atoms
  2. January 19, 2006 - Toward a Quantum Computer, One Dot at a Time - also here, here, here
  3. January 20, 2006 - Quantum electronics: Two photons and chips
  4. January 20, 2006 - Quantum Computing Steps Forward
Background


Optoelectronics

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Small device controls light, advances optical interconnects technology - also here, here, here
Background


Nanomagnetism

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Nano-finding points to new computer technologies based on magnetic spin - also here, here
Background


Clouds and climate modeling

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Experiment probes climate riddle
Background


LISA gravitational wave observatory

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - LISA and the search for Einstein's waves
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Martian snow source of tropical glaciers - also here, here
  2. January 19, 2006 - Snow on Mars Created Glaciers Near Equator
  3. January 23, 2006 - Tropical Mars once had snow
  4. January 27, 2006 - Martian Glaciers: Did They Originate From The Atmosphere
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Dusty Planetary Disks Around Two Nearby Stars Resemble Our Kuiper Belt - also here, here, here
  2. January 19, 2006 - Star Systems Hint at Possibility of Sun's Nemesis
Background


Sea-level rise

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Sea-level rise is quickening pace
  2. January 19, 2006 - A 20th century acceleration in global sea-level rise - paper abstract
  3. January 20, 2006 - Scientists expect increased melting of mountain glaciers
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - New research looks deep into the centre of the Earth
Background


Alternative to exotic dark matter

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - New study questions dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies
  2. January 25, 2006 - Gravity theory dispenses with dark matter
Background, Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Strong gene-link to type 2 diabetes revealed
  2. January 16, 2006 - Type 2 diabetes gene discovered
  3. January 17, 2006 - New Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factor Identified
  4. January 21, 2006 - Diabetes from a plastic? Estrogen mimic provokes insulin resistance
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Bird flu in Turkey could be adapting to humans
  2. January 17, 2006 - 'Bird Flu' Infections In Humans Prompt New Investigation - also here
  3. January 19, 2006 - Avian Flu Transmission To Humans May Be Higher Than Thought
  4. January 20, 2006 - Bird flu's bodily harm revealed
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Stem cells from cloned embryos keep genetic integrity
  2. January 17, 2006 - Cloned Stem Cells Prove Identical To Fertilized Stem Cells - also here, here
  3. January 18, 2006 - Will the real embryonic stem cell please stand up?
Background


Immune system dendritic cells

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Scientists put oomph back into immunity
Background


Neurogenesis and the immune system

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Immune Cells May Help Maintain Cognition And Brain Cell Renewal - also here here
  2. January 17, 2006 - Immune system may also help brain
Background


RNA interference

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Tool Developed To Silence Genes In Specific Tissues Using RNAi - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Scientists Uncover Mechanism Of Response To Targeted Therapy - also here
  2. January 17, 2006 - Researchers Identify Target For Therapeutic Drugs To Fight Most Common Adult Brain Cancer - also here, here
  3. January 18, 2006 - Scientists Link Variations In Growth-factor Gene To Risk Of Prostate Cancer - also here, here
  4. January 18, 2006 - Vitamin A Analog Is A Potential Lung Cancer Preventative With Few Side Effects - also here, here
  5. January 18, 2006 - Novel Mouse Model May Help Evaluate New Drugs To Treat Leukemia - also here
  6. January 19, 2006 - Kidnapped: Colon Cancer Seizes Hapless Nerve Growth Protein
  7. January 20, 2006 - Stopping The Clock: Genetics Of Tumor Latency In Skin Cancer - also here
  8. January 20, 2006 - New Cellular Flaw Found In Some Virulent Breast Cancers - also here, here
  9. January 20, 2006 - Scientists Find Unusual Lung-cancer Tumor-suppressor Gene - also here
  10. January 21, 2006 - Killer breast cancer therapy hope
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Researchers Develop New Method To Track Neuron Cell Death Leading To Alzheimer's Disease
  2. January 20, 2006 - Gold nano vs. Alzheimer's
  3. January 20, 2006 - New Compound Stops Brain Cell Degeneration In Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Reversing metabolic syndrome and diabetes with diet

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Three-week Diet-Exercise Study Shows 50 Percent Reversal In Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes - also here
Background


Appetite regulation

References:
  1. January 16, 2006 - Study Could Lead To A Novel Strategy For Treating Obesity - also here
  2. January 18, 2006 - Thinking Thin
Background


Leptin

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - Leptin fights depression
  2. January 19, 2006 - New key brain target of fat hormone - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - Mutation That Protects Against HIV Infection May Raise Risk Of West Nile Virus Illness - also here
  2. January 17, 2006 - Live-in bugs fight HIV
  3. January 18, 2006 - Yogurt bacteria may soon fight HIV
  4. January 19, 2006 - Once-a-Day AIDS Pill Could Be Ready Soon
Background


Evolution and body size

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - Study Finds Evolution Doesn't Always Favor Bigger Animals - also here, here
Background


Synapses

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - How nerve cells stay in shape - also here, here
Background


Flavanols in chocolate

References:
  1. January 17, 2006 - New cocoa evidence on why plant foods are beneficial to cardiovascular health
  2. January 19, 2006 - Secret to Chocolate's Heart Benefits Found
  3. January 20, 2006 - Heart-healthy Compound In Chocolate Identified - also here, here
Background


Stem cells from clones

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Cloned stem cells prove identical to fertilized stem cells
Background


Caloric restriction and cardiovascular health

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Heart Holds Clues to Aging
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Brain scans reveal men's pleasure in revenge
  2. January 18, 2006 - Revenge: Why men are better at it than women
  3. January 18, 2006 - No Sympathy for the Devil
  4. January 19, 2006 - Men take pleasure in punishing, says study
  5. January 19, 2006 - Men find retribution more rewarding
  6. January 19, 2006 - Face Perception Is Modulated By Sexual Orientation
  7. January 19, 2006 - Studying Brain Activity Could Aid Diagnosis Of Social Phobia - also here
Background


Visual perception of objects

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - How the Brain Makes a Whole out of Parts - also here, here
Background


One-way evolution

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Biologists Find New Evidence for One-Way Evolution - also here
Background


Nanocontainers for drug delivery

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Researchers create nanocages to enclose drug, pesticide molecules - also here, here
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. January 18, 2006 - Equine Cloning Expert Reviews Successes, Challenges
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Superbugs abound in soil
  2. January 20, 2006 - Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance - also here
  3. January 20, 2006 - Bugs may be 'born' resistant to drugs
  4. January 22, 2006 - Dirt 'may hold clue' to superbugs
Background


Peptide vaccines

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Trouble Ahead for Peptide Vaccines?
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - New Study Reveals Neanderthals Were As Good At Hunting As Early Modern Humans - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Gene Therapy 'Turns Off' Mutation Linked To Parkinson's Disease - also here
Background


Taste encoding in the brain

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - How taste response is hard-wired into the brain - also here
Background


Mechanism of attention

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound - also here, here
Background


MicroRNA and synapses

References:
  1. January 19, 2006 - Tiny RNA molecules fine-tune the brain's synapses - also here here
Background, Background


Innateness of geometric concepts

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - Geometry ability may be innate
  2. January 20, 2006 - Indigenous Amazonians display core understanding of geometry - also here, here
Background


Harmful effects of lipid accumulation

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - Fat Overload Kills Mammalian Cells -- Key Culprit Identified - also here
Background


Visual memory

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - Working Memory Retains Visual Details Despite Distractions - also here
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. January 20, 2006 - Collaboration discovers protein amplifies DNA injury signals - also here, here
Background


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