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Volume 5, Number 14
April 3, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Optical rotation evidence for axions
Global warming
Neuro-electronic interface
Large Hadron Collider
Nanotechnology
Sumatra-Andaman earthquake
Simulation of 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Carbon nanotubes
K-T mass extinction
Simulation of black hole mergers
Mass extinctions
Neutron star mergers
Detection of neutrino oscillation
Superconducting wires
Quantum dots
Organic electronics
Wavelength-shifting in fiber optics
Simulation of galaxy evolution
Brane-decay model of big bang
Spin-excitation spectroscopy
Entanglement swapping
Supercomputers
Ocean warming and acidification

Life sciences

Sleep disturbance and metabolic syndrome
Cancer
Diabetes
Conversion of an RNA enzyme to a DNA enzyme
Transition from Homo erectus to H. sapiens
AIDS
Tuberculosis
Genes evolved from non-coding DNA
Protein sorting, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease
Avian flu
Stem cells
Growth hormones in the brain
Memory consolidation
IQ and brain development
Minimal bacterial genome
Drug delivery
Oxygen and the evolution of complex organisms
Alzheimer's disease
Metagenome data management and analysis system
Evolution of eyes in vertebrates
Gene therapy
Fossilization of early animal embryos
How neurons learn
Obesity genes
Mouse Brain Gene Expression Map
Prions
Amoebae and MRSA
Detection of extraterrestrial life
Evolution of protein kinases
Brain-imaging studies


Optical rotation evidence for axions

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Optical rotation sheds light on vacuum
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - New Beginning Of 'Natural Spring' Reported - also here, March 30, 2006 - Rapid Temperature Increases Above The Antarctic - also here, here, here
  2. March 30, 2006 - Unexpected warming in Antarctica
  3. March 30, 2006 - Air Warming Above Antarctica
  4. March 31, 2006 - Balloon Data Confirms Antarctic Warming Trend
  5. March 31, 2006 - Dramatic warming of air over Antarctica
  6. April 3, 2006 - Scientists Focus on Warming Disasters
Background


Neuro-electronic interface

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Chip ramps up neuron-to-computer communication
  2. March 27, 2006 - Brain Cells Fused with Computer Chip
  3. March 28, 2006 - Researchers Get Neurons And Silicon Talking - also here, here, here
  4. April 3, 2006 - Neurone talks to chip, chip talks back
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - High-energy physics at the highest level
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - New nanoelectronics roadmap
  2. March 29, 2006 - Going With The Flow
  3. March 29, 2009 - Nanoparticles join a new league
  4. March 30, 2006 - Cerium Oxide Nanotubes Get Noticed - also here, here, here
  5. March 30, 2006 - Magnetism shepherds microlenses to excavate 'nanocavities'
  6. March 31, 2006 - Nano-welding could join molecular devices
  7. March 31, 2006 - Researchers Develop New Method For Synthesis Of Nanomaterials - also here, here
  8. March 31, 2006 - Engineers Building 'Erasible' Detectors, 'Nanobrushes' And DNA 'Highrises' - also here, here
Background


Sumatra-Andaman earthquake

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - Sumatra Megaquake Defied Theory - also here, here
Background


Simulation of 1906 San Francisco earthquake

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Scientists recreate action of '06 quake
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Computer Model Maps Strengths, Weaknesses Of Nanotubes - also here, here, here
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - More evidence chicxulub was too early - also here
Background


Simulation of black hole mergers

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Black Hole Merger Movie
Background


Mass extinctions

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Another view of mass extinctions is heard
Background


Neutron star mergers

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Neutron star collisions create huge magnetic spikes
  2. March 31, 2006 - Unravelling A Cosmic Mystery: Scientists Discover The Universe's Strongest Magnetic Field - also here, here, here
  3. April 3, 2006 - Merged stars whip up super fields
Background


Detection of neutrino oscillation

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - MINOS experiment sheds light on mystery of neutrino disappearance - also here, here, here
  2. March 31, 2006 - Light shed on mysterious particle
  3. April 9, 2006 - New Evidence on Disappearing Neutrinos
Background


Superconducting wires

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Nanodots may unlock power of superconducting wires
  2. March 30, 2006 - Nanoscale boost for superwires
  3. March 30, 2006 - Wires find path of least resistance
  4. April 1, 2006 - Superconducting wires
  5. April 1, 2006 - Nanostructure boosts superconductor
  6. April 4, 2006 - Researchers use nanodots to boost superconductivity
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Quantum Dot Method Rapidly Identifies Bacteria - also here, here, here, here
Background


Organic electronics

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - New study sets benchmark properties for popular conducting plastic - also here
Background


Wavelength-shifting in fiber optics

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Engineers Demonstrate Revolutionary Photonic Technology
Background


Simulation of galaxy evolution

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - Galaxy simulation breaks new ground
Background


Brane-decay model of big bang

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - New String-Theory Notion Redefines the Big Bang
Background


Spin-excitation spectroscopy

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - IBM Scientists Develop New Way To Explore And Control Atom-scale Magnetism - also here, here
Background


Entanglement swapping

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - Scientists demonstrate quantum nature of entanglement swapping
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. April 1, 2006 - Sandia-designed Supercomputer Ranked World's Most Efficient In Two Of Six Categories - also here, here
Background


Ocean warming and acidification

References:
  1. April 1, 2006 - Pacific Ocean getting warmer, more acidic
Background


Sleep disturbance and metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Increases Diabetes Risk - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Researchers Find Better Prostate Cancer Indicators - also here, here
  2. March 27, 2006 - Inducing Melanoma For Cancer Vaccine Development - also here, here, here
  3. March 27, 2006 - Researchers discover treatment for deadly brain tumors and infections
  4. March 27, 2006 - New study reports increased response to therapy with no added toxicity in treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer
  5. March 27, 2006 - Serendipity versus planning–cancer drugs of the future?
  6. March 28, 2006 - Genes And Environment Interact To Promote Cancer - also here
  7. March 28, 2006 - High-dose vitamin C as a cancer therapy
  8. March 29, 2006 - Light Activated Anticancer Drug Targeted To DNA Using Cisplatin Like Sub-units - also here, here, here
  9. March 29, 2006 - Scientists discover new gene responsible for spread of cancer - also here
  10. March 29, 2006 - Protein linked to cancer spread identified
  11. March 29, 2006 - Research shows certain metabolites responsible for initiating breast and prostate cancer
  12. March 30, 2006 - Evolutionary Biology Research Techniques Predict Cancer - also here
  13. March 31, 2006 - Cancer Virus Protein Needed For Successful Infection - here, here
  14. March 31, 2006 - Translational derepression & oncogene expression in breast cancer cells
  15. April 1, 2006 - Scientists Reveal New Mechanism That Causes Spread Of Colorectal Cancer - also here
  16. April 1, 2006 - Paper Reports Discovery Of Virus Implicated In Genetics Of Prostate Cancer
  17. April 1, 2006 - Study Finds Two Genes Predict Outcome For Breast Cancer Patients - also here, here
  18. April 1, 2006 - Researchers Discover Cancer Cells May Move Via Wave Stimulation - also here, here
  19. April 2, 2006 - Liver Cancer Linked To Cellular Repair Pathway - also here, here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Researchers Reverse Juvenile Diabetes In Animal Model; Clinical Trial FDA Approved - also here, here
Background


Conversion of an RNA enzyme to a DNA enzyme

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - 'Accelerated Evolution' Converts RNA Enzyme To DNA Enzyme In Vitro - also here, here, here
Background


Transition from Homo erectus to H. sapiens

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Ancient skull found in Ethiopia
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Gilead AIDS Drugs Show Prevention Promise
  2. March 31, 2006 - HIV Accessory Protein Disables Host Immunity Via Receptor-protein Intermediary - also here, here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Researchers find potential new drugs for tuberculosis
Background


Genes evolved from non-coding DNA

References:
  1. March 27, 2006 - Junk (DNA) in the Trunk
  2. April 4, 2006 - Evolutionary Scrap-heap Challenge: Antifreeze Fish Make Sense Out Of Junk DNA - also here, here
Background


Protein sorting, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - Protein Sorting In Pigment Cells Sheds Light On Melanoma, Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - Horse antibodies could combat a bird flu outbreak
  2. March 28, 2006 - Making a Ferret Sneeze for Hints to the Transmission of Bird Flu
  3. March 29, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine trial gives disappointing results
  4. March 30, 2006 - Avian Flu Vaccine Falls Short in Trial
  5. March 30, 2006 - Doubt Cast on Stockpile of a Vaccine for Bird Flu
  6. March 30, 2006 - Horse Antibodies Against The Bird Flu Virus H5N1 Are Effective As Treatment In Mice - also here, here
  7. March 30, 2006 - Bird flu vaccine efficacy to be tested
  8. March 30, 2006 - Bird-flu vaccine works at high doses; Focus turns to ways to stretch vaccine supply
  9. March 31, 2006 - Medical Center To Test Bird Flu Vaccine Dosing - also here, here
  10. March 31, 2006 - Vaccines tested for use against bird flu
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - Stem cell cocktail could treat spinal injury
  2. March 28, 2006 - Minimal Cocktail For Growing Human Embryonic Stem Cells Established - also here, here
  3. March 28, 2006 - Egg-like cells obtained in pig fetal skin
  4. March 29, 2008 - More reprogramming clues?
  5. March 29, 2006 - Stem Cells For Tissue Regeneration And Joint Repair
  6. March 29, 2006 - Transplanted Mice Cells Ease Rat Paralysis
  7. March 30, 2006 - Stem Cell Treatment Succeeds In Spinal Cord-injured Rats - also here
  8. April 2, 2006 - U.S. Firm Says It Made Stem Cells From Human Testes
Background


Growth hormones in the brain

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - Growth Hormone Is Made In The Brain - also here, here
Background


Memory consolidation

References:
  1. March 28, 2006 - How the brain presses replay to protect a new memory
  2. March 29, 2006 - Asleep Or Awake We Retain Memory - also here, here
  3. March 29, 2006 - Awake and learning: memory storage begins before bedtime
  4. April 4, 2006 - Our Multi-Tasking Mind
Background


IQ and brain development

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - When it comes to intelligence, size isn't everything
  2. March 29, 2006 - Brain Development Linked to IQ
  3. March 30, 2006 - Brain Development Rate Linked to IQ
  4. March 30, 2006 - Smart kids have unique brains
  5. March 30, 2006 - Smart Kids Found to Undergo Delayed Brain Development
  6. March 30, 2006 - Cortex Matures Faster In Youth With Highest IQ - also here
  7. April 1, 2006 - Smart brains 'grow differently'
  8. April 1, 2006 - High-IQ kids navigate notable neural shifts
Background


Minimal bacterial genome

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Minimal genome should be twice the size
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Cellular nanoscale drug delivery from the inside out
  2. March 30, 2006 - New Family Of Biodegradable Polymers Shows Promise For Intracellular Drug Delivery - also here, here, here
Background


Oxygen and the evolution of complex organisms

References:
  1. March 29, 2006 - Oxygen and the Growth of Complex Organisms
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Tea: the New Anti-Aging Beverage?
  2. April 2, 2006 - DNA Gene Vaccine Protects Against Harmful Protein Of Alzheimer's Disease - also here
Background


Metagenome data management and analysis system

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - DOE JGI releases experimental metagenomics data management & analysis system
  2. March 30, 2006 - DOE unveils experimental metagenomics data
Background


Evolution of eyes in vertebrates

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Lizard's "third eye" sheds light on how vision evolved
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - First clinical trial of gene therapy for muscular dystrophy now under way
Background


Fossilization of early animal embryos

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Embryos tell story of Earth's earliest animals - also here, here, here
Background


How neurons learn

References:
  1. March 30, 2006 - Picking apart how neurons learn
Background


Obesity genes

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - Ever Seen a Fat Gibbon?
  2. April 2, 2006 - Major Obesity Gene Is 'Lost In The Shuffle': Genome Evolution In Lower Apes Erased A 'Fat Gene'
Background


Mouse Brain Gene Expression Map

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - Powerful New Tool For Studying Brain Development - also here, here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - New Evidence Questions Simple Link Between Prion Proteins And 'Mad Cow' Disease
Background


Amoebae and MRSA

References:
  1. March 31, 2006 - Single Cell Amoeba Increases MRSA Numbers 1000-fold - also here
Background


Detection of extraterrestrial life

References:
  1. April 1, 2006 - New Test Boosts Search For Extraterrestrial Life - also here, here
Background


Evolution of protein kinases

References:
  1. April 2, 2006 - Scientists Elucidate The Kinome Of Key Model Organism
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 2, 2006 - Brain Imaging Can Predict Effectiveness Of Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Treating Depression - also here, here
Background


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