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Volume 5, Number 25
June 19, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Test of CPT symmetry
Simulating formation of the first stars
Lenticular galaxies
Shape of the Milky Way
Luminous infrared galaxies
Dark matter
Star formation in galactic collisions
PAMELA antimatter observatory
Brain-computer interfaces
Computer vision
Quantum dots
Nanotechnology
Release of CO2 from permafrost
Global warming
Water on Mars
Extrasolar planets
Fuel cells

Life sciences

Cancer
Nanoparticle cancer therapy
Alzheimer's disease
Gene therapy
Trans-fats
Stem cells
Mycobacteriophages
Molecular level parallel evolution
Diabetes
Avian flu
Brain-imaging studies
Bioinformatics
Parkinson's disease
Food addiction
Animal hybridization
Leptin, learning, and memory
Protein folding
Development of leaf patterns
Neurodegeneration
Lupus
AIDS
Immune response in the skin
Development of neuronal connections
Leptin in frogs
Pauses in gene transcription
The immune system
Decision making in rats and humans
Intestinal bateria and archaea
Viral defense against the immune system
Vegetables for protection against atherosclerosis
Brain decoding of smells


Test of CPT symmetry

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Testing a Universal Symmetry
Background


Simulating formation of the first stars

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy Formation
Background


Lenticular galaxies

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Wisps of dust hint at hidden stars
Background


Shape of the Milky Way

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Map shows shape of the Milky Way
Background


Luminous infrared galaxies

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Extreme Galaxies Much Like Our Own
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Gas Blob Resembles Gigantic Comet
  2. June 13, 2006 - XMM-Newton spots the greatest of great balls of fire - also here, here, here
  3. June 13, 2006 - Goodness gracious, great ball of fire
Background


Star formation in galactic collisions

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - Extreme star birth captured by Hubble
  2. June 13, 2006 - Hubble Eyes Star Birth in the Extreme
  3. June 13, 2006 - Hubble Spies Multiple Star Factories
Background


PAMELA antimatter observatory

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - Pamela Goes to Space to Explore Dark Matter and Antimatter
  2. June 15, 2006 - Antimatter and dark matter are new probe's prey
  3. June 16, 2006 - PAMELA, or virtue rewarded
Background


Brain-computer interfaces

References:
  1. June 14, 2006 - An Adaptive Interface For Controlling The Computer By Thought
Background


Computer vision

References:
  1. June 14, 2006 - Researchers Teach Computers To Perceive Three Dimensions In 2-D Images
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Quantum dot device counts single electrons
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Researcher Discovers How To Control Nanowires - also here
Background


Release of CO2 from permafrost

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Thawing Soil In Permafrost A Significant Source Of Carbon - also here
  2. June 16, 2006 - Global Warming Threat Is Seen in Siberian Thaw
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Night flights are worse for global warming
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Exploring Mars: The Snows of Udzha
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - Local stars influence planet growth
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. June 18, 2006 - Team Develops 'MRI' For Fuel Cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Folic acid may help prevent throat cancer
  2. June 12, 2006 - Encouraging Results For Folic Acid As A Cancer Prevention Drug
  3. June 12, 2006 - Turning a Tumor's Lights Off
  4. June 12, 2006 - Lack Of Key Enzyme Associated With Development Of Rare Tumor - also here
  5. June 12, 2006 - Gene Test May Show Who Can Skip Chemo - also here
  6. June 12, 2006 - Beer ingredient may fight prostate cancer - also here
  7. June 13, 2006 - Beer protects your prostate
  8. June 13, 2006 - Scientists Tie Several Cancers To Common 'Oncogene Engine'
  9. June 13, 2006 - Researchers Report New Molecule That Targets Leukemia And Lymphoma Cells - also here
  10. June 15, 2006 - Research Links Protein To Breast-cancer Migration
  11. June 15, 2006 - Drug That Battles Resistance To Leukemia Pill Gleevec 'Extremely Effective' Against Cancer - also here
  12. June 15, 2006 - Drug Offers New Options for Leukemia Patients - also here
  13. June 15, 2006 - Nilotinib appears to help chronic myelogenous leukemia patients when standard care fails
  14. June 15, 2006 - The downside to diversification
  15. June 16, 2006 - Combination therapy with a monocloncal antibody and a vaccine leads to tumor rejection
Background


Nanoparticle cancer therapy

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Nanoparticles Overcome Anticancer Drug Resistance - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Unraveling Alzheimer's: Clues May Be Found Visualizing Plaques In Human Brain, Mad Cow-type Diseases
  2. June 12, 2006 - A Sweet Solution For Alzheimer's Disease? - also here
  3. June 12, 2006 - Alzheimer's vaccine shows success in mice
  4. June 12, 2006 - Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise - also here
  5. June 12, 2006 - Alzheimer's vaccine 'promising'
  6. June 13, 2006 - Renewed Hopes for Vaccine to Treat Alzheimer's
  7. June 14, 2006 - Calorie Restriction May Prevent Alzheimer's Through Promotion Of Longevity Program In The Brain - also here
  8. June 16, 2006 - Eating less cuts Alzheimer's symptoms in mice - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Gene therapy cures bubble boy bassets
  2. June 12, 2006 - Gene Therapy Injected Into The Brains Of Mice With Huntington's Disease
Background


Trans-fats

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Why fast foods are bad, even in moderation
  2. June 12, 2006 - The fatter fat
  3. June 19, 2006 - Trans Fat Leads To Weight Gain Even On Same Total Calories, Animal Study Shows
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Genes Governing Embryonic Stem Cell "Immortality" Discovered
  2. June 14, 2006 - 'Land of the ever-young' gene reprogrammes cells
  3. June 14, 2006 - Stem cell superpowers exposed
  4. June 14, 2006 - Adult Stem Cell Research Targets Damaged Hearts
  5. June 14, 2006 - Stem Cells Found In Adult Skin Can Be Transplanted And Function In Mouse Models Of Disease - also here
  6. June 14, 2006 - Skin stem cells found transplantable
  7. June 15, 2006 - A way around dilemmas of stem cells
  8. June 16, 2006 - New Stem-cell Findings Can Help The Body To Cure Itself - also here
  9. June 17, 2006 - First embryonic stem cell trial on the cards
Background


Mycobacteriophages

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Professor's Phage-hunters Strike Pay Dirt
Background


Molecular level parallel evolution

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Parallel Evolution: Proteins Do It, Too - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - Signs Of Residual Islet Cell Function In People With Long-term Type 1 Diabetes - also here, here
  2. June 14, 2006 - Single blood test could predict diabetes
  3. June 15, 2006 - RBP4 predicts type 2 diabetes
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 12, 2006 - In Brief: Bird flu virus found in eastern Ukraine
  2. June 13, 2006 - Experimental Vaccine Protects Lab Animals Against Several Strains Of H5N1 Bird Flu Virus - also here
  3. June 14, 2006 - Unusual flu vaccine is developed
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - The Rewards of Being Shy
  2. June 13, 2006 - Erotic Images Elicit Strong Response From Brain - also here
  3. June 15, 2006 - Scientists Identify Brain Region Responsible for Calculating Risk versus Reward
  4. June 15, 2006 - People do mellow with age, brain scans suggest
  5. June 15, 2006 - Study Reveals Biochemical Signature Of Cocaine Craving In Humans
  6. June 16, 2006 - The brain gets 'mellow' with age
  7. June 16, 2006 - Where The Brain Organizes Actions - also here, here
  8. June 19, 2006 - Exploration Uses High-level Regions Of The Brain
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - Some Genetic Research Is Best Done Close To The Evolutionary Home - also here
  2. June 16, 2006 - Bioinformatics Successfully Predicts Immune Response To One Of The Most Complex Viruses Known - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - Single copy of Parkinson's-risk gene mutation may lead to earlier symptom onset - also here
  2. June 13, 2006 - Gene mutation may influence age at onset of Parkinson's disease
  3. June 15, 2006 - Study Concludes That Pesticide Use Increases Risk Of Parkinson's In Men - also here
  4. June 18, 2006 - Gene 'predicts' Parkinson's onset
Background


Food addiction

References:
  1. June 13, 2006 - Wired to overeat?
Background


Animal hybridization

References:
  1. June 14, 2006 - Putting One and One Together
  2. June 14, 2006 - Two species become one in the lab
  3. June 15, 2006 - Hybrids: When two species become three
  4. June 15, 2006 - Hybrid butterfly created by scientists
  5. June 16, 2006 - Butterfly Speciation Event Recreated - also here
  6. June 19, 2006 - Recreation Of Butterfly Speciation Event
Background


Leptin, learning, and memory

References:
  1. June 14, 2006 - Link Between Obesity And Memory? Researchers Examine Hormone That Turns Off Hunger - also here, here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. June 14, 2006 - 'Snapshots' Shake Up Views about Proteins
Background


Development of leaf patterns

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Researchers Offer Clues To How Leaves Patterns Are Formed - also here
  2. June 15, 2006 - Study looks at creation of leaf patterns
Background


Neurodegeneration

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Teams Join Forces To Reveal Two Paths Of Neurodegeneration - also here
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. June 15, 2006 - Researchers Identify Roles Of Gene Mutations Causing Lupus In Mice
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - HIV-1's High Virulence Might Be An Accident Of Evolution - also here
Background


Immune response in the skin

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - Preventing Skin Infections: EGF Receptor Activation Prevents Microbes From Going More Than Skin Deep - also here
Background


Development of neuronal connections

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - New Roles For Growth Factors: Enticing Nerve Cells To Muscles - also here
Background


Leptin in frogs

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - Leptin Found To Control Appetite And Limb Development In Frogs - also here
Background


Pauses in gene transcription

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - When it comes to gene transcription, random pauses aren't quite so random, study finds - also here
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - IL-21 receptor plays an essential role in the Th2 immune response
Background


Decision making in rats and humans

References:
  1. June 16, 2006 - Rats, like humans, weigh pros and cons
Background


Intestinal bateria and archaea

References:
  1. June 17, 2006 - Gut-microbe partners bring in more calories
Background, Background


Viral defense against the immune system

References:
  1. June 18, 2006 - Cracking A Virus Protection Shield - also here
Background


Vegetables for protection against atherosclerosis

References:
  1. June 18, 2006 - Animal Studies Suggest Vegetables May Reduce Hardening Of Arteries
  2. June 18, 2006 - Veg 'prevents artery hardening'
Background


Brain decoding of smells

References:
  1. June 18, 2006 - Researchers Show How Brain Decodes Complex Smells - also here
Background


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