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Volume 5, Number 28
July 10, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Beginnings of galaxy formation
Brown dwarfs
Ocean acidification
Extrasolar planets
Observatory for the early universe
Electron magnetic moment, fine structure constant
Quantum computers
Artificial intelligence
High-temperature superconductivity
Global warming
Peculiar supernova remnant
Tests of alternatives to general relativity
Gravitational wave detection
Quantum mechanical solitons
Photonic microchips
Ultra-high-capacity DVDs
Nanoscale electronic circuits

Life sciences

Stem cells
Diabetes
Avian flu
Malaria
Bionics
Brain-imaging studies
Inflammation-related gene
Cancer
Leptin
Tissue engineering
Gene therapy
Health risks of extreme obesity
Sleep regulation
Parkinson's disease
Alzheimer's disease
Prions
DNA repair
Bacterial operons
Hepatitis C
Adiponectin
Gender differences in gene expression
DNA damage and apoptosis Tissue regeneration by manipulating the cell cycle
Synchronization of species extinction
T cells and autoimmune disease


Beginnings of galaxy formation

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Rare Blob Unveiled: Evidence For Hydrogen Gas Falling Onto A Dark Matter Clump? - also here
  2. July 5, 2006 - Dark matter cloud found gobbling nearby gas
Background


Brown dwarfs

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Wild Weather: Iron Rain on Failed Stars
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. July 4, 2006 - Scientists: Warm Seas Threaten Coral - also here
  2. July 5, 2006 - Report Warns About Carbon Dioxide Threats To Marine Life - also here
  3. July 5, 2006 - Coral Face Death From Above
  4. July 6, 2006 - Greenhouse gas turning oceans acidic
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Giant "starshade" could reveal new exoplanets
  2. July 5, 2006 - New Technique Could Image Oceans on Faraway Planets
  3. July 5, 2006 - Sunshade to look for distant life
  4. July 5, 2006 - Starshade could make planet-hunting cheap
  5. July 6, 2006 - Space Shield Could Help Image Earth-like Planets - also here
  6. July 6, 2006 - Star Shade Could Reveal Earthlike Exoplanets
  7. July 6, 2006 - A Stellar Pair of Shades
  8. July 6, 2006 - Star shield to help find exoplanets
Background


Observatory for the early universe

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Novel telescope to probe early universe
Background


Electron magnetic moment, fine structure constant

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Plumbing the Electron's Depths
Background


Quantum computers

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - New Ion Trap May Lead To Large Quantum Computers - also here
  2. July 7, 2006 - Flat 'ion trap' holds quantum computing promise
Background


Artificial intelligence

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Computer Poker Program Sets Its Own Texas Hold'em Strategy - also here
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Researchers peg magnetism as key driver of high-temperature superconductivity
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Climate change 'real and severe'
Background


Peculiar supernova remnant

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Mystery Object Found in Supernova's Heart
  2. July 8, 2006 - Supernova Leaves Behind Mysterious Object - also here, here
  3. July 15, 2006 - Sluggish neutron star puzzles astronomers
Background


Tests of alternatives to general relativity

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Mini solar system could reveal hidden dimensions
Background


Gravitational wave detection

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Squeezed Light and Gravity Waves
Background


Quantum mechanical solitons

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Solitons Could Power Molecular Electronics, Artificial Muscles
Background


Photonic microchips

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Researchers Create Broadband Light Amplifier On A Photonic Chip - also here
Background


Ultra-high-capacity DVDs

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - DVD uses bug protein to store data
Background


Nanoscale electronic circuits

References:
  1. July 8, 2006 - Nano-Chips To Power Computers, Phones Of The Future
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Adult Cells Relive Their Youth
  2. July 3, 2006 - Stem cells bring hope for brain disorder
  3. July 4, 2006 - Crucial immune cells derived from stem cells
  4. July 4, 2006 - Healing The Heart With Bone Marrow Cells - also here
  5. July 5, 2006 - Researchers Develop T-cells From Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Raising Hopes For A Gene Therapy To Combat AIDS - also here
  6. July 6, 2006 - Medium is the message for stem cells in search of identities
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Infections Link With Diabetes, Suggests Biggest Study Yet - also here
  2. July 4, 2006 - Drug Cos. Set Sights on Diabetes Care - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Younger people more vulnerable to bird flu
  2. July 5, 2006 - Nigeria's strains of bird flu bode ill for Africa
  3. July 6, 2006 - Bird Flu Slipped Into Nigeria Along 3 Distinct Routes
  4. July 6, 2006 - Bird Flu May Have Entered Nigeria 3 Times - also here
  5. July 7, 2006 - Spain confirms its first case of bird flu - also here
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - Cheap anti-allergy drug offers hope of cure for malaria
Background


Bionics

References:
  1. July 3, 2006 - 'Bionic' limb breakthrough made
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. July 4, 2006 - Dodging punishment may be its own reward
  2. July 10, 2006 - Avoiding Punishment Is Its Own Reward
Background


Inflammation-related gene

References:
  1. July 4, 2006 - 'Molecular Assassin' Targets Disease Gene
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Abdominal fat may raise colon cancer risk
  2. July 5, 2006 - Researchers Discover Compounds To Shrink Tumors - also here
  3. July 5, 2006 - Experiments With Fruit Quality Improvement Lead To New Approach For Halting Spread Of Cancer Cells
  4. July 5, 2006 - Genetic parallels found between lung development and lung cancer - also here
  5. July 6, 2006 - Regular Paracetamol Use Could Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk By Almost A Third - also here
  6. July 6, 2006 - Painkiller 'may cut cancer risk'
  7. July 6, 2006 - Prostate treatment not always needed
  8. July 6, 2006 - Mutation in tumor suppressor gene causes pancreatic islet cells to reproduce
  9. July 7, 2006 - Drug Combination May Slow Male Breast Cancer Growth
  10. July 7, 2006 - Cancer researchers confirm brain tumor genetic subtype informs treatment, predicts outcome
  11. July 8, 2006 - Salmonella may join fight against cancer
  12. July 9, 2006 - Scientist Develops Enzyme Inhibitor That May Slow Cancer Growth - also here, here
Background


Leptin

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Findings Reveal Possible Strategy Against Obesity, Diabetes And Infertility
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Lab-grown cartilage fixes damaged knees
  2. July 5, 2006 - Bioengineered Tissue Implants Regenerate Damaged Knee Cartilage - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Novel Gene Therapy May Lead To Cure In Hemophilia A Patients - also here
Background


Health risks of extreme obesity

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks
Background


Sleep regulation

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - New sleep gene discovery wakes up scientists - also here
  2. July 5, 2006 - A Surprise about Our Body Clock
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. July 5, 2006 - Dopamine Drug Leads To New Neurons And Recovery Of Function In Rat Model Of Parkinson's - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Blood analysis may reveal Alzheimer's risk
  2. July 6, 2006 - New Clues to Down Syndrome-Alzheimer's Link
  3. July 6, 2006 - Researchers find Down, Alzheimer's link
  4. July 6, 2006 - Researchers get closer to preventing Alzheimer's disease
  5. July 7, 2006 - Blood markers for dementia risk
  6. July 10, 2006 - Cause Of Neuronal Death In Down's Syndrome, Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Surprisingly Simple
Background


Prions

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Prion Find Points Way To Test For Human 'Mad Cow' Disease - also here
  2. July 7, 2006 - Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage In Mouse Study - also here
  3. July 7, 2006 - Prion disease infectivity causes heart damage in mouse study
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Cell Survival Depends On Chromosome Integrity - also here
Background


Bacterial operons

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Life Cycle Of Operons Yields New Look At Bacterial Genetics - also here, here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Statins stop hepatitis C virus replication
  2. July 9, 2006 - Statins Stop Hepatitis C Virus From Replicating
Background


Adiponectin

References:
  1. July 6, 2006 - Fat-generated Hormone Drives Energetic Capacity Of Muscle
Background


Gender differences in gene expression

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Study Finds Same Genes Act Differently In Males And Females - also here
  2. July 7, 2006 - Gene study shows sex differences go deep - also here
  3. July 7, 2006 - Mapping the sexual divide
  4. July 10, 2006 - Genes show gender differences
Background


DNA damage and apoptosis References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Researchers Take New Look At Cellular Suicide - also here, here
Background


Tissue regeneration by manipulating the cell cycle

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Researchers Enlist Proteins To 'Switch On' Heart Tissue Repair System In Animal Models
Background


Synchronization of species extinction

References:
  1. July 7, 2006 - Extinction gets synchronized
Background


T cells and autoimmune disease

References:
  1. July 8, 2006 - Prevention Is The Best Option: Fighting Autoimmune Diseases
Background


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