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Volume 5, Number 23
June 5, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Neutron stars
Global warming
Carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology
Extrasolar planets
Simulation of galaxy mergers
Black hole-galaxy size relationship
Bose-Einstein condensates
Controlled slowing of light
Crater possibly associated with Permian-Triassic extinction
Paleoclimatology
Neuro-electronic interfacing

Life sciences

Cancer
Stem cells
Gingivitis and heart disease
Carbohydrates and cholesterol
The immune system
Centrosomes
Vaccines
Diabetes
Brain-imaging studies
Inhibitory neurons and nervous system development
Tuberculosis
Avian flu
Neuropharmacology
Bacterial evolution
Human brain evolution
Calorie restriction and aging
Herpes simplex virus and RNA interference
Zinc finger proteins
Prions
Cardiovascular disease
Temperature and speciation
Evolution of parasite virulence
Brain processing of grammar
Homo floresiensis
Checkpoint proteins, cancer, and aging
Glucose and wakefulness
Oxidative stress and cell death
Nanoparticle DNA detection
The hippocampus and short-term memory
Alzheimer's disease
Caterpillar development
Amino acid chirality
Speciation
Environment sensing by bacteria
Gene therapy
Intestinal bacteria and archaea
RNA-interference therapies
Piwi-interacting RNAs


Neutron stars

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - Surprising Activity from a Dead Star
  2. June 1, 2006 - The Case Of The Neutron Star With A Wayward Wake - also here, here
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Climate Change Responsible For Increased Hurricanes, Researchers Find - also here
  2. May 30, 2006 - Warming Oceans Linked to Global Rise of Cyclone Intensity
  3. May 30, 2006 - Global warming seen in Alaska's greening
  4. May 31, 2006 - 2 Studies Link Global Warming to Greater Power of Hurricanes
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Carbon nanotubes pinned down at last
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Superior nanowire transistors
  2. May 30, 2006 - Silver clusters go magnetic
  3. June 2, 2006 - Thermal dip-pen nanolithography lays down polymer
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Interiors of extrasolar planets: A first step
Background


Simulation of galaxy mergers

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - When Galaxies Collide: Supercomputers Reproduce Fluid Motions Of Cosmic Duet - also here, here
Background


Black hole-galaxy size relationship

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Black Hole-Galaxy Link Extended
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - 3-D insulator loses a dimension to enter magnetic 'Flatland'
  2. June 2, 2006 - Raiders Of The Lost Dimension: Understanding The Quantum Mechanics Of The Universe - also here
Background


Controlled slowing of light

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - High-bandwidth Laser Data Pulses Are Made To Dawdle In A Controlled Fashion - also here
Background


Crater possibly associated with Permian-Triassic extinction

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Big Bang In Antarctica: Killer Crater Found Under Ice - also here, here
  2. June 1, 2006 - Giant Crater Found: Tied to Worst Mass Extinction Ever
  3. June 3, 2006 - Big crater seen beneath ice sheet
  4. June 5, 2006 - Killer crater may have spawned Australia
  5. June 8, 2006 - Meteor May Have Caused Extinction - also here
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Climate History Rewritten: Arctic Ice an Early Arrival
  2. June 1, 2006 - North Pole's ancient past holds lessons for future global warming
  3. June 1, 2006 - Studies Portray Tropical Arctic in Distant Past
  4. June 1, 2006 - Arctic went from greenhouse to icehouse
  5. June 2, 2006 - Where Climate Is Made In A Greenhouse World - also here
Background


Neuro-electronic interfacing

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Semiconductor Brain: Nerve Tissue Interfaced With A Computer Chip - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - Tumors inhibit immune system
  2. May 29, 2006 - Gender Differences in Lung Cancer Studied - also here
  3. May 30, 2006 - A Tumour Suppressor In Mice And Men
  4. May 30, 2006 - How exercise might beat cancer
  5. May 31, 2006 - Loss Of A Protein Favors Lung Tumor Growth
  6. June 1, 2006 - Lung cancer risk linked to dozens of gene variants
  7. June 1, 2006 - Combination Therapy Shows Promising Results In Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer - also here
  8. June 1, 2006 - Early Estrogen Exposure Leads To Later Prostate Cancer Risk - also here
  9. June 1, 2006 - New understanding of Ewing's sarcoma suggests novel treatment strategy
  10. June 2, 2006 - Lung cancer 'genetic factor link'
  11. June 2, 2006 - Scientists Identify Gene Mutation Potentially Involved In Breast Cancer Initiation - also here
  12. June 3, 2006 - Engineered virus thwarts ovarian cancer in mice
  13. June 3, 2006 - Cancer experts put focus on targeted molecular therapies
  14. June 4, 2006 - Cancer Institute Study Points To Future Of Personalized Medicine
  15. June 4, 2006 - Glaxo says new drug effective against advanced breast cancer
  16. June 4, 2006 - Drugs Hold Promise in Kidney Cancer Fight - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - Heart may be home to its own stem cells
Background


Gingivitis and heart disease

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - Genes Discovered That Allow Gum Disease Bacterium To Invade Arteries
Background


Carbohydrates and cholesterol

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - Cutting carbs can lower cholesterol
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. May 29, 2006 - New Pathways For Autoimmune Treatment Identified
  2. May 29, 2006 - Research Reveals Control Of Potent Immune Regulator
Background


Centrosomes

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - A Genome for Cellular Anchors?
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Immune Response Gets Under the Skin
  2. June 4, 2006 - 'Alien code' leads to faster vaccines
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Researchers Open Door To Potential Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes - also here
  2. June 1, 2006 - Growing diabetes epidemic: Patient/physician disconnect on disease management
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Bipolar teens see hostility in neutral faces
  2. May 30, 2006 - Fear Circuit Flares As Bipolar Youth Misread Faces - also here
  3. May 31, 2006 - Master Planners In Brain May Coordinate Other Areas' Roles In Cognitive Tasks - also here
Background


Inhibitory neurons and nervous system development

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Nervous Inhibitions: How Inhibitory Signal Transmission Between Nerve Cells Affects Development
  2. May 31, 2006 - Striking The Right Balance Between Excitation And Inhibition - also here
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - New Potential Drug Target In Tuberculosis - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Scientists meet in Rome to discuss bird flu mysteries
  2. May 31, 2006 - Wild birds 'partly' to blame for bird flu spread
  3. May 31, 2006 - Wild bird role in flu 'unclear'
  4. June 1, 2006 - Bird Flu Explodes in Indonesia
  5. June 1, 2006 - Indonesia begins slaughtering poultry
Background


Neuropharmacology

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions - also here
Background


Bacterial evolution

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Bacterial Evolution in the Yogurt Ecosystem
Background


Human brain evolution

References:
  1. May 30, 2006 - Evolving genes may not size up brain
Background


Calorie restriction and aging

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Calorie Restriction Appears Better Than Exercise At Slowing Primary Aging - also here
Background, Background


Herpes simplex virus and RNA interference

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - The Cold Sore's Clever Camouflage
  2. June 13, 2006 - Infected for life: How the Herpes Simplex Virus Uses MicroRNA to Hide Out in Cells
  3. June 13, 2006 - How the herpes virus hides in cells
Background


Zinc finger proteins

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - New Protein Target May Advance Design Of HIV And Cancer Drugs - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Mad Cows and Metals
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - International Study Launched Testing New Drug Combination To Cut Cardiovascular Disease - also here
  2. May 31, 2006 - Ozone and Cholesterol Combine to Cause Heart Disease
  3. June 3, 2006 - 'Good' cholesterol drug trialled
Background


Temperature and speciation

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Taking Evolution's Temperature: Researchers Pinpoint The Energy It Takes To Make A Species - also here, here
Background


Evolution of parasite virulence

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Bacterial Parasite Strives For Balance In Host Infection
Background


Brain processing of grammar

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - Basque grammar in the brain
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. May 31, 2006 - New twist in 'hobbit' human story
  2. June 1, 2006 - 'Hobbit' hominids trigger giant row
  3. June 1, 2006 - Discovery of Ancient Artifacts Rekindles Debate on 'Hobbits'
  4. June 1, 2006 - Hobbit tools shed light on human evolution
  5. June 3, 2006 - Stones of Contention: Tiny Homo species tied to ancient tool tradition
Background


Checkpoint proteins, cancer, and aging

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Worms Hold Clue To Link Between Cancer And Ageing In Humans - also here
  2. June 2, 2006 - Cancer scientists find worm link
Background


Glucose and wakefulness

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Why We Could All Do With A Siesta - also here
Background


Oxidative stress and cell death

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Free radical cell death switch identified
  2. June 2, 2006 - Free Radical Cell Death Switch Identified: Molecular Pathway May Contribute To Age Related Diseases - also here
Background


Nanoparticle DNA detection

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Biobarcode Nanoparticles Enable Multiplexed DNA Detection
Background


The hippocampus and short-term memory

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Lost Connections Amid the Hippocampus: Amnesiac Study Offers Insights into How Working Memory Works
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Different forms of amyloid beta in Alzheimer's disease harm neurons in different ways
Background


Caterpillar development

References:
  1. June 1, 2006 - Researchers Uncover 'Starter Hormone' - also here
  2. June 2, 2006 - Hormone's role in insects could give insight for cancer treatment, malnutrition - also here
Background


Amino acid chirality

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Right-handed amino acids were left behind
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Electric Fish In Africa Could Be Example Of Evolution In Action - also here, here
  2. June 9, 2006 - Real-time evolution
Background


Environment sensing by bacteria

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Researchers Discover How Bacteria Sense Their Environments - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Gene Therapy Prevents The Onset Of Diabetic Symptoms In Mice
Background


Intestinal bacteria and archaea

References:
  1. June 2, 2006 - Microbes do vital work in human gut
Background


RNA-interference therapies

References:
  1. June 4, 2006 - Gene Silencing Directs Muscle-derived Stem Cells To Become Bone-forming Cells - also here
Background, Background


Piwi-interacting RNAs

References:
  1. June 4, 2006 - Mice testicles reveal new class of RNAs
  2. June 9, 2006 - The long and the short of it: Expanding small RNA biology in mammals - also here Background


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