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Volume 5, Number 27
July 3, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Gravitational wave search
Hydrogen generation and storage
Carbon nanotubes
Intergalactic gas clouds
Nonlinear coherent light pulse dynamics
Global warming
CO2 sequestration
Neutron stars
Double dust disk of Beta Pictoris
Silicon photonics
Supernovae
Nanotechnology
Robotics
Protons and strange quarks
Casimir force

Life sciences

Stem cells
Cancer
Parkinson's disease
Brain-imaging studies
Neurochemistry
Developmental biology
"Immortal DNA" in stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes
Mushrooms as antioxidants
Protein folding
Oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases
Predation and speciation
Correlates of early language ability
Cytokines and fat regulation
Earliest neurons of the cerebral cortex
Human embryonic stem cells from parthenotes
Tomato-based vaccines
Id proteins and axon regrowth
Prions
Avian flu
Evolution of cooperation
SARS virus
DNA replication
Apoptosis
Celiac disease


Gravitational wave search

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Lab tuned to gravity's 'ripples'
  2. June 28, 2006 - Continuous Search Begun For Gravitational Waves - also here, here
Background


Hydrogen generation and storage

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Diamond by-product of hydrogen production and storage method
  2. June 27, 2006 - A Hydrogen Suitcase
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Scientists develop first method to sort nanotubes by size
  2. June 27, 2006 - Gadget sorts nanotubes by size
  3. June 27, 2006 - Sizing up nanotubes
  4. June 27, 2006 - Nanotubes emit infrared waves at defects
  5. June 28, 2006 - Movies Show Nanotubes Bend Like Sluggish Guitar Strings - also here
  6. June 29, 2006 - Nanotubes perform for the cameras
Background


Intergalactic gas clouds

References:
  1. July 26, 2006 - Giant gas clouds illuminate universe's largest structure
Background


Nonlinear coherent light pulse dynamics

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - The strange world of self-induced transparency and light bullets
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - Earth's Climate Warming Abruptly, Scientist Says
  2. June 27, 2006 - First Compilation Of Tropical Ice Cores Shows Abrupt Global Climate Shifts
  3. June 30, 2006 - Catastrophic 'Lake Burst' Chills Climate - also here
Background


CO2 sequestration

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - A Possible Snag in Burying CO2
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - Massive neutron star rules out exotic matter
Background


Double dust disk of Beta Pictoris

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - Hubble Reveals Two Dust Disks Around Nearby Star - also here
Background


Silicon photonics

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - Breakthrough In Silicon Photonics Devices - also here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Black Hole Booted from Galaxy
  2. June 29, 2006 - The Hooked Galaxy: New Image Of Supernova In Interacting Galaxy - also here
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Researchers Create New Organic Gel Nanomaterials - also here
  2. June 30, 2006 - Scientists Make First Nanoscale pH Meter
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - I Robot, Your Companion
Background


Protons and strange quarks

References:
  1. June 30, 2006 - Ghostly Strange Quarks Influence Proton Structure - also here
Background


Casimir force

References:
  1. July 1, 2006 - Leicester Leads Leap Into 'Inner Space' Void - also here, here, here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Finding A Cellular Neverland: How Stem Cells Stay Childlike - also here
  2. June 29, 2006 - Dental stem cells have been characterized for tooth tissue engineering
  3. June 29, 2006 - Progress being made in exploring potential use of stem cells to treat heart disease
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Breakthrough in DNA sequencing for cancer research announced
  2. June 26, 2006 - Study Eyes Obesity-Prostate Cancer Link - also here
  3. June 27, 2006 - Obesity In Prostate Cancer Patients Predicts Cancer Recurrence And Progression - also here
  4. June 27, 2006 - Radioactive Scorpion Venom For Fighting Cancer - also here, here
  5. June 27, 2006 - Making Radioactive Scorpion Venom Safe
  6. June 28, 2006 - Tumour development actors ERK1 and ERK2 found to play opposite roles
  7. June 28, 2006 - Study IDs gene triggers to liver cancer
  8. June 29, 2006 - New clues for treatment of liver cancer
  9. June 29, 2006 - Speeding Discovery Of The 'Human Cancer Genome' - also here
  10. June 29, 2006 - Researchers Discover Immune System Blocker At Work In Kidney Cancer - also here
  11. June 29, 2006 - Scientists Uncover Rules For Gene Amplification - also here, here
  12. June 30, 2006 - Attacking Cancer's Sweet Tooth Is Effective Strategy Against Tumors
  13. June 30, 2006 - Novel Connection Found Between Biological Clock And Cancer - also here, here
  14. June 30, 2006 - Mouse model aids discovery of novel melanoma metastasis gene
  15. June 30, 2006 - Study shows prostate cancer vaccine linked to longer survival
  16. July 1, 2006 - Juice 'can slow prostate cancer'
  17. July 2, 2006 - Pomegranate Juice Helps Keep PSA Levels Stable In Men With Prostate Cancer
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Pesticide exposure raises risk of Parkinson's
  2. June 26, 2006 - Study Bolsters Link between Pesticides and Parkinson's
  3. June 26, 2006 - Pesticides Exposure Associated With Parkinson's Disease - also here
  4. June 26, 2006 - Study links pesticides with Parkinson's - also here
  5. June 26, 2006 - Study links pesticides and Parkinson's
  6. June 29, 2006 - REM sleep behaviour disorder is an early marker of neurodegenerative diseases
  7. July 6, 2006 - Researchers Find Link Between Developmental Exposure To Pesticide And Parkinson's Risk
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Numbers on the Brain
  2. June 27, 2006 - Mother tongue may determine maths skills
  3. June 29, 2006 - Study detects prejudice in the brain
  4. June 30, 2006 - Detecting Prejudice In The Brain
Background


Neurochemistry

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Study Reveals How ADHD Drugs Work In Brain - also here
Background


Developmental biology

References:
  1. June 26, 2006 - Mouse, Frog And Bird Put Snail And Slug To Different Uses
Background


"Immortal DNA" in stem cells

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - New evidence that stem cells contain immortal DNA
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - Memory Loss Affects More Of The Brain Than Previously Thought - also here
  2. June 27, 2006 - Alzheimer's pathology related to episodic memory in those without dementia
  3. June 27, 2006 - Brain damage link to memory lapse
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - Study finds coffee may cut diabetes risk
  2. June 27, 2006 - Research links coffee to lower diabetes risk
  3. June 28, 2006 - Coffee Intake Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk
  4. July 1, 2006 - Decaf coffee cuts diabetes risk
Background


Mushrooms as antioxidants

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - Mushrooms As Good An Antioxidant Source As More Colorful Veggies - also here, here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - World Grid used to study protein folding
  2. June 28, 2006 - Scientists begin second phase of project to better understand disease
Background


Oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - A Probable Cause For Parkinson's? - also here, here
Background


Predation and speciation

References:
  1. June 27, 2006 - Predation Plays a Role in Evolution
Background


Correlates of early language ability

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - Kids Who Blow Bubbles Find Language Is Child's Play
Background


Cytokines and fat regulation

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - The Cytokine Diet: The Next Fad In Weight Loss?
Background


Earliest neurons of the cerebral cortex

References:
  1. June 28, 2006 - The beginnings of the thinking brain
Background


Human embryonic stem cells from parthenotes

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Italy reports stem-cell achievement
  2. July 2, 2006 - 'Virgin birth' stem cells bypass ethical objections
Background


Tomato-based vaccines

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Killer tomatoes attack human diseases
Background


Id proteins and axon regrowth

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Cancer-causing Protein May Heal Damaged Spinal Cord And Brain Cells - also here
Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Brittle Prions Are More Infectious - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - Australian Researchers To Trial Bird Flu Vaccine - also here
  2. July 1, 2006 - China Reports New Bird Flu Case in Poultry - also here
Background


Evolution of cooperation

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - How Cooperation Can Evolve In A Cheater's World
Background


SARS virus

References:
  1. June 29, 2006 - How to stop SARS viruses from reproducing
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. June 30, 2006 - Scientists Crack DNA Replication Mystery
  2. June 30, 2006 - Henry Ford's idea revisited in DNA copying
Background


Apoptosis

References:
  1. June 30, 2006 - Researchers find molecular 'brake' to cell death
Background


Celiac disease

References:
  1. July 1, 2006 - Getting Back at Celiac: Enzyme treatment might stem wheat intolerance
Background


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