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Volume 5, Number 10
March 6, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Computation of the structure of water
Quantum computing
Nanotechnology
Climate modeling
Global warming
Galaxy evolution
Pulsars
Cepheid variable stars
Carbon nanotubes
Methane on Titan
Supercomputers
Melting of Antarctic ice sheet
Antarctic circumpolar current
Magnetic random-access memory High-temperature ceramic superconductors
Sumatra-Andaman earthquake
Gravitational wave search
Galaxy collisions

Life sciences

Cancer
Dendrites and autoimmune disease
Epigenetic activators
Cardiovascular benefits of flavanols in chocolate
Auditory perception
Brain preparation for retaining memories
Avian flu
Stem cells
Reprogramming malignant melanoma cells
Neuroprotective effect of compounds in grape juice
High-fiber wheat
Staphylococcus aureus
Genetics of neurodegenerative diseases
Alzheimer's disease
Repeatability of evolution
Evolutionary value of hunting
Stem cells and cancer
Tactile perception
Antibiotic resistance
Regenerative medicine
Altruism in infants and chimpanzees
Increasing longevity
Apoptosis of brain cells
Interactions among T-cells
Interferon-producing killer dendritic cells
Brain-imaging studies
Genomics and the "tree of life"
Evolution of sexual reproduction
Serotonin and atherosclerosis
Diabetes
Dopamine regulation


Computation of the structure of water

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Supercomputer Study of Water
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Preparing for a Quantum Leap in Computing
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Atom Wires
  2. February 28, 2006 - Nanoscale Tubing Assembles Itself Instantly - also here, here, here
  3. March 1, 2006 - Nanotube networks conjured on crystals
  4. March 3, 2006 - Nanocaps help scientists control magnetism reversal
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Scientists Confirm Historic Massive Flood In Climate Change - also here, here, here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - The Arctic And Global Warming
  2. February 28, 2006 - Climate scientists issue dire warning
  3. March 1, 2006 - Humans causing climate changes
  4. March 1, 2006 - Consensus grows on climate change
  5. March 3, 2006 - Antarctic ice sheet melting fast
Background


Galaxy evolution

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Andromeda's Stellar Halo Shows Galaxy's Origin to Be Similar to That of Milky Way - also here, here
  2. February 28, 2006 - Andromeda, Milky Way Shared Similar Beginnings
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - 'Deep Impact' Of Pulsar Around Companion Star - also here, here
  2. March 4, 2006 - Part-time Pulsar Yields New Insight Into Inner Workings Of Cosmic Clocks - also here, here, here
Background


Cepheid variable stars

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Cepheids And Their 'Cocoons' - also here, here
  2. March 13, 2006 - Surprising Cocoons Found Enveloping Giant Stars
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Titan's Methane Kept on Ice
  2. March 2, 2006 - Does Titan's Methane Originate From Underground? - also here, here
  3. March 4, 2006 - Titan's Big, Smoggy Secret Is Unlocked
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Nano skins' show promise as flexible electronic devices - also here, here, here
  2. March 3, 2006 - 'Nano-skin' could create super-bendy screens
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Japan unveils fastest supercomputer
Background


Melting of Antarctic ice sheet

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Antarctic Ice Sheet Losing Mass - also here, here
  2. March 2, 2006 - Antarctic ice sheet in 'significant decline'
  3. March 2, 2006 - Antarctica is shrinking
  4. March 3, 2006 - Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Rapidly
  5. March 3, 2006 - Antarctic ice sheet melting fast
Background


Antarctic circumpolar current

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Huge, Wet And Mysterious: New Climate Study Probes The World's Largest Ocean Current - also here
Background


Magnetic random-access memory References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - New Magnetic Phenomenon May Improve RAM Memories And Storage Capacity Of Hard Drives - also here, here, here
Background


High-temperature ceramic superconductors

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Advance hastens practicality of superconductivity - also here, here, here
Background


Sumatra-Andaman earthquake

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Study of 2004 Tsunami Disaster Forces Rethinking of Theory of Giant Earthquakes - also here, here, here
Background


Gravitational wave search

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - LIGO once again looking for gravitational waves
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - Gigantic cosmic cataclysm in Stephan's Quintet of galaxies
  2. March 7, 2006 - What a Shock! Galaxies Caught Colliding
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Older Men With Early Prostate Cancer Survived Longer With Treatment Vs. Observation
  2. February 27, 2006 - Androgen Deprivation Therapy Does Not Keep Localized Prostate Cancer From Spreading - also here
  3. March 1, 2006 - Proteins Stop Blood-vessel And Tumor Growth In Mice - also here
  4. March 2, 2006 - Dash of bleach boosts cancer vaccine
  5. March 2, 2006 - Weighting Cancer Drugs To Make Them Hit Tumors Harder - also here, here
  6. March 4, 2006 - Prostate cancer op delay 'safe'
Background


Dendrites and autoimmune disease

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Faulty Immune-priming Cells Start Autoimmunity - also here
Background


Epigenetic activators

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Researchers Unlock How Cells Determine Their Functions - also here, here
Background


Cardiovascular benefits of flavanols in chocolate

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Eating chocolate may halve risk of dying
  2. February 28, 2006 - Cocoa Linked to Lower Risk of Disease
  3. February 28, 2006 - Cocoa Intake Linked To Lower Blood Pressure, Reduced Risk Of Death - also here
Background


Auditory perception

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Scientists Show Brain Uses Optimal Code For Sound - also here
Background


Brain preparation for retaining memories

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - You will remember this
  2. March 1, 2006 - Researcher identifies brain activity that 'sets the stage' for retaining memories - also here, here
  3. March 1, 2006 - Brain's memory storing is studied
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 27, 2006 - Niger reports spread of bird flu
  2. February 28, 2006 - Cat dies of bird flu in Germany
  3. March 1, 2006 - Bird flu pattern puzzles experts
  4. March 1, 2006 - Bird flu kills German cat
  5. March 2, 2006 - Chemotherapy may help human bird flu victims
  6. March 2, 2006 - Bird flu spreads to Switzerland
  7. March 5, 2006 - Bird flu could migrate to U.S.
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Stem cell boost fails to help heart patients
  2. March 2, 2006 - Italians rebuild and graft human skin
Background


Reprogramming malignant melanoma cells

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Researchers Use Embryonic Model To Reprogram Malignant Melanoma - also here
Background


Neuroprotective effect of compounds in grape juice

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Pass the Purple Stuff
Background


High-fiber wheat

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Gene silencing yields high-fibre wheat
  2. February 28, 2006 - Take THAT, Dr. Atkins
Background


Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - MRSA Use Amoeba To Spread, New Research Shows - also here
  2. March 1, 2006 - MRSA "hiding in hospital sinks and vases"
Background


Genetics of neurodegenerative diseases

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Study Ties 'New' Cell-death Mechanism To Developmental And Degenerative Brain Disorders - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Scientists Gain New Understanding Of Age-related Depression And Dementia
  2. March 1, 2006 - Drug Found to Reverse the Ravages of Alzheimer's in Mice
  3. March 5, 2006 - Researchers Identify First Compound To Block Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Repeatability of evolution

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Life, The Remake - also here, here
Background


Evolutionary value of hunting

References:
  1. February 28, 2006 - Joining The Hunt: New Study Investigates Role Of 'Showoff Hypothesis' In Social Decisions
  2. March 8, 2006 - Role Of Showoff Hypothesis In Social Decisions Investigated
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Marrow-derived Stem Cells Deliver New Cytokine To Kill Brain Tumor Cells, Offer Protection - also here
Background


Tactile perception

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Classic Illusion Sheds New Light On The Neural Site Of Tactile Perception
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Superbug 'hit list' highlights hazard
Background


Regenerative medicine

References:
  1. March 1, 2006 - Bioengineers Create Stable Networks Of Blood Vessels - also here, here, here
  2. March 1, 2006 - Tissue engineering technique does not cause tumor growth - also here, here
Background


Altruism in infants and chimpanzees

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Chimpanzees show hints of higher human traits
  2. March 2, 2006 - Chimps Lend a Hand
  3. March 2, 2006 - Chimps show sensitive side
  4. March 3, 2006 - Chimps Display a Hallmark of Human Behavior: Cooperation
  5. March 3, 2006 - Altruism 'in-built' in humans
  6. March 3, 2006 - Studies Show Chimps to Be Collaborative and Altruistic
  7. March 3, 2006 - Chimpanzees Recognize When Collaboration Is Necessary And Choose The Best Collaborative Partner - also here, here
  8. March 3, 2006 - Toddlers eager to assist clumsy scientist
  9. March 4, 2006 - Chimps found to be cooperative
  10. March 5, 2006 - Baby's Helping Hands: First Evidence For Altruistic Behaviours In Human Infants And Chimpanzees - also here, here
  11. March 7, 2006 - Plays Well with Others
Background


Increasing longevity

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - World faces challenge as technologies lengthen life expectancies, biologist says
Background


Apoptosis of brain cells

References:
  1. March 2, 2006 - Brain cells have death system
Background


Interactions among T-cells

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - New Research Shows How Infection-fighting Cells Interact
Background


Interferon-producing killer dendritic cells

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - Newly Discovered Killer Cell Fights Cancer - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - People Use Separate Brain Mechanisms To Make Ambiguous And Risky Choices - also here, here, here
Background


Genomics and the "tree of life"

References:
  1. March 3, 2006 - Geneticists trace original organism
  2. March 4, 2006 - A New Tree Of Life Allows A Closer Look At The Origin Of Species - also here, here
Background


Evolution of sexual reproduction

References:
  1. March 4, 2006 - Sex: Why Bother? Research On Pros, Cons Of Sexual Reproduction Explained - also here, here, here
Background


Serotonin and atherosclerosis

References:
  1. March 4, 2006 - Serotonin May Play Role In Hardening Of The Arteries - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 4, 2006 - Study Provides Physiological Evidence That Insulin Is Critical For Blood Vessel Formation - also here
Background


Dopamine regulation

References:
  1. March 4, 2006 - Male-only gene affects men's dopamine levels
Background


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