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Volume 5, Number 35
August 28, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Dark matter
Nanotechnology
The Poincaré conjecture
White dwarfs
Carbon fiber microelectromechanical systems
Graphene
Quantum cryptography
Variations in atmospheric methane levels
Hydrogen storage
Detection of black holes in active galactic nuclei
Stars in globular clusters
Global warming
Neuro-electronic interface using nanowires
Spintronics
Supercomputers
Microfluidics

Life sciences

Gene/lifestyle study
Homo floresiensis
Cancer
Nanoparticle therapy for cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Brain integration of disparate information
Inflammatory diseases
Brain plasticity
Animal emotions
The protein communication code
AIDS
Diabetes
Increased death risk from midlife overweight BMI
Antibiotics
Gene therapy
Immune cell communication
Ribozymes
Avian flu
Stem cells
Dopamine
Atmospheric oxygenation
Human ancestry
Animal emotions
Flu virus gene bank
Social behavior of microbes
DNA mutation mechanism
Immune system regulation
Definition of species
Brain-imaging studies
Solid evidence for long-term potentiation
Neanderthals
Mitochondrial DNA sequencing
Gene regulatory network affecting cardiovascular disease
Microcapsule drug delivery
Embryonic development of eyes


Dark matter

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter - also here, here, here, here
  2. August 21, 2006 - Cosmic smash-up provides proof of dark matter
  3. August 21, 2006 - Team finds 'proof' of dark matter
  4. August 21, 2006 - Dark Matter Exposed?
  5. August 21, 2006 - Colossal Cosmic Collision Reveals Mysterious Dark Matter
  6. August 21, 2006 - Dark Matter Observed: Most Direct Measurement of Dark Matter Allows Study of its Nature
  7. August 22, 2006 - Colliding Clusters Shed Light on Dark Matter
  8. August 22, 2006 - Dark matter found in colliding galaxies
  9. August 22, 2006 - Scientists Offer Proof of 'Dark Matter'
  10. August 22, 2006 - "Dark matter" is real: scientists
  11. August 22, 2006 - Dark matter spied in galactic collision
  12. August 25, 2006 - Scientists Confirm Dark Matter's Existence
  13. August 25, 2006 - Gravity lens reveals dark matter
  14. August 26, 2006 - Dark matter spotted after cosmic crash
Technical papers:
  1. A Direct Empirical Proof of the Existence of Dark Matter
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - First Test Results On A New Nano Electric Generator
  2. August 21, 2006 - Self-assembling nano-boxes show chemical control
  3. August 22, 2006 - New Methods For Screening Nanoparticles - also here
  4. August 25, 2006 - Nano-transport controlled by heat-sensitive polymer
Background


The Poincaré conjecture

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Century-Old Brain-Twister Now Solved - also here
  2. August 22, 2006 - Reclusive genius shuns world's top maths prize
  3. August 22, 2006 - Maths genius declines top prize
  4. August 22, 2006 - Russian Refuses Math's Highest Honor - also here, here
  5. August 22, 2006 - Russian Refuses to Accept Math Prize
  6. August 22, 2006 - Maverick genius turns down maths 'Nobel'
  7. August 22, 2006 - Thanks, but No Thanks
  8. August 22, 2006 - Russian mathematician turns down Fields Medal
  9. August 22, 2006 - Maths 'Nobel' prize declined by Russian recluse
  10. August 23, 2006 - Russian solves historic math problem, shuns prize
  11. August 23, 2006 - Russian spurns most coveted maths award
  12. August 23, 2006 - Mathematician's logic queried in rejecting prize
Background


White dwarfs

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - New telescope reveals white dwarf gluttony
Background


Carbon fiber microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Carbon Fibers Make Tiny, Cheap Video Displays - also here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Black Hole in a Pencil
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Eureka Prize for secure information breakthrough
Background


Variations in atmospheric methane levels

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Study Rules Out Ancient 'Bursts' Of Methane From Seafloor Deposits - also here
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Top hydrogen-storing polymer revealed
Background


Detection of black holes in active galactic nuclei

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Astronomers Use Supercomputers To Study Atoms Linked To Black Holes - also here
Background, Background


Stars in globular clusters

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Key stars have different birthdays
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Ice Age gives clues to global warming
  2. August 25, 2006 - Early spring in Europe matches recent climate warming
  3. August 25, 2006 - Climate changes shift springtime
  4. August 27, 2006 - High-elevation studies try to predict the impact of climate change
Background


Neuro-electronic interface using nanowires

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Nanowire Arrays Can Detect Signals Along Individual Neurons - also here, here
  2. August 25, 2006 - Nanowires Listen In on Neurons
  3. August 25, 2006 - Nanowires To Monitor Neurons
Background, Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Taking Microwaves for a Spin
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - ORNL Jaguar supercomputer surpasses 50 teraflops
Background


Microfluidics

References:
  1. August 26, 2006 - The Ups and Downs of Routing Fluids on Chips
Background


Gene/lifestyle study

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Project to link genes, lifestyle and health gets go-ahead
  2. August 21, 2006 - Half a million Britons set for DNA disease quest
  3. August 21, 2006 - Biobank set for national roll out
  4. August 22, 2006 - Thumbs Up for U.K. Biobank
  5. August 23, 2006 - UK Biobank Gets Go-Ahead For Massive Medical Project To Improve Prevention, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Wide Range Of Diseases
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Time to Slay the Hobbit?
  2. August 22, 2006 - Hobbit debate turns nasty
  3. August 22, 2006 - Report Reignites Feud Over "Little People of Flores"
  4. August 25, 2006 - Researchers Say Skeletal Remains Are Pygmy Ancestors
  5. August 25, 2006 - Will the hobbit argument ever be resolved?
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Researchers Enhance Safety And Effectiveness Of Therapeutic Virus That Fights Cancer
  2. August 21, 2006 - 'Signature' Of Chromosome Instability Predicts Cancer Outcomes - also here
  3. August 22, 2006 - Shimadzu says finds cancer drug related proteins
  4. August 22, 2006 - Study Identifies Molecular Process Underlying Leukemia - also here
  5. August 22, 2006 - Breed of mice created for leukemia study
  6. August 22, 2006 - Protein Found To Protect Breast Cancer Tumors From Chemotherapy - also here
  7. August 22, 2006 - Cigarette Smoke Blocks Cell Repair Mechanism - also here
  8. August 22, 2006 - Prostate cancer: Major risk for blacks
  9. August 23, 2006 - Major Genetic Risk Factor Found For Prostate Cancer With The Highest Impact In Younger African Americans - also here
  10. August 23, 2006 - Research Points To 'Addictive' Protein In Treating Breast Cancer
  11. August 23, 2006 - Study drug holds promise as alternative to castration for early prostate cancers
  12. August 23, 2006 - Drug may be alternative to castration
  13. August 24, 2006 - PSA Predicts Treatment Success In Advanced Prostate Cancer - also here
  14. August 25, 2006 - HIV drug stops cervical cancer in laboratory test
  15. August 26, 2006 - New Lab Technique Churns Out Fungus' Potential Cancer Fighter
  16. August 27, 2006 - Reawakened 'executioner' makes cancer self-destruct
Background


Nanoparticle therapy for cancer

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Nanoparticle Enables Light-Activated Ovarian Cancer Detection and Therapy
Background, Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Snail Toxin May Spur New Drugs For Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Depression - also here
  2. August 24, 2006 - New treatment 'rescues' brains of Alzheimer's mice
  3. August 24, 2006 - Alzheimer mice memories restored
  4. August 25, 2006 - Researchers Restore Memory Lost In Mice With Alzheimer's
  5. August 25, 2006 - Brain enzyme treatment relieves memory lapse in Alzheimer's mice
Background


Brain integration of disparate information

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Location, Location, Location! Brain Neurons Found To Combine Economic Value And Spatial Information
Background


Inflammatory diseases

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Researchers Identify Gatekeeper Involved In Chronic Inflammatory Diseases - also here
Background


Brain plasticity

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Study provides insight into how the brain loses plasticity of youth
  2. August 24, 2006 - Cortical Plasticity: It's Time To Get Excited About Inhibition - also here
Background


Animal emotions

References:
  1. August 21, 2006 - Jilted dogs feel intense jealousy, new study reveals
  2. August 24, 2006 - Dogs feel jealous when three's a crowd
Background, Background


The protein communication code

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Biologist Trying To Crack Communication Code Of Proteins - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Researchers Make Strategic Breakthrough In Controlling AIDS Virus - also here
  2. August 26, 2006 - Researchers Discover Gut Tissue To Be A Major Reservoir Harboring HIV - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Insulin Resistance In Early Teens May Predict Diabetes, Heart Disease For Adults - also here
  2. August 24, 2006 - New hope for treating obesity-related diabetes
  3. August 24, 2006 - Chemical Compounds Restore Normal Glucose Levels And Insulin Action In Obese Mice
  4. August 25, 2006 - Take a Load Off
  5. August 25, 2006 - Study Aims To Identify Schizophrenics At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes - also here
Background


Increased death risk from midlife overweight BMI

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - For men over 50, a few extra pounds not unhealthy
  2. August 22, 2006 - Study: Even a Few Extra Pounds Is Risky - also here
  3. August 23, 2006 - New Study Shows That Being Overweight At Middle Age Can Be Harmful
  4. August 23, 2006 - Study: extra pounds can mean early death
  5. August 23, 2006 - High Risks Seen in Being Overweight
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Researcher Hits Bulls-eye For Antibiotic Target - also here, here
  2. August 23, 2006 - Protein Clue To Tailor-made Antibiotics - also here, here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Researchers Move Biotechnology Closer To Replacing Electronic Pacemakers
Background


Immune cell communication

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - First Study To Show How Immune Cells 'Speak' To Each Other In Vivo
Background


Ribozymes

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - Rehydrate -- Your RNA Needs It - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - No Evidence Indonesia Bird Flu Spreading - also here
  2. August 22, 2006 - Indonesia plans bird flu campaign
  3. August 27, 2006 - Avian Flu Detection Information On Wild Birds Available
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Lab Announces Technique to Generate Human Embryonic Stem Cells that Maintains Developmental Potential of Embryo
  2. August 23, 2006 - Embryonic stem cells without embryo death - also here
  3. August 23, 2006 - New Stem Cell Lines Spare Embryo
  4. August 23, 2006 - New Method Makes Embryo-Safe Stem Cells - also here
  5. August 23, 2006 - The Power of a Single Cell
  6. August 23, 2006 - Stem cells from a single cell?
  7. August 24, 2006 - 'Ethical' stem cell lines created
  8. August 24, 2006 - Stem cells made without harming embryo
  9. August 24, 2006 - With Few Factors, Adult Cells Take On Character Of Embryonic Stem Cells - also here
  10. August 24, 2006 - Stem Cell News Could Intensify Political Debate
  11. August 24, 2006 - Scientists make human stem cells without destroying the embryo
  12. August 24, 2006 - Ethical breakthrough on stem cells
  13. August 25, 2006 - Stem Cell Researcher Says It's Too Soon to Cheer About Recent Stem Cell Findings
  14. August 25, 2006 - Touch alone makes stem cells differentiate
  15. August 26, 2006 - Adult Stem Cells Are Touchy-feely, Need Environmental Clues - also here, here
  16. August 26, 2006 - US stem-cell firm optimistic on ethical concerns
  17. August 27, 2006 - Frog provides insight into making specialised cells from stem cells
Background


Dopamine

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Dopamine helps punters spot their 'best bet'
Background


Atmospheric oxygenation

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Rethink needed on ancient earth oxygen
  2. August 23, 2006 - Alien Life Might Arise Quickly, Study Suggests
  3. August 24, 2006 - Sulfur Signature Changes Thoughts On Atmospheric Oxygen - also here
  4. August 24, 2006 - Oxygen surprise for ancient atmosphere
Background, Background


Human ancestry

References:
  1. August 23, 2006 - Are you part-Neanderthal?
Background


Flu virus gene bank

References:
  1. August 22, 2006 - CDC releases blueprints of flu viruses - also here, here
Background


Social behavior of microbes

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Even Microbes Favor Their Own Kin - also here
Background


DNA mutation mechanism

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Scientists Uncover Critical Step in DNA Mutation - also here
Background


Immune system regulation

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - Researchers find key player in immune system regulation - also here
Background


Definition of species

References:
  1. August 24, 2006 - New Definition of 'Species' Could Aid Species Identification
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Daytime Light Exposure Dynamically Enhances Brain Responses - also here, here, here, here
Background


Solid evidence for long-term potentiation

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - Researchers Provide First Evidence For Learning Mechanism In Brain - also here, here
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. August 25, 2006 - How modern were European Neanderthals? - also here, here
Background


Mitochondrial DNA sequencing

References:
  1. August 26, 2006 - Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Tool Updated - also here
Background


Gene regulatory network affecting cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 26, 2006 - Gene Variants Reveal Susceptibility To Cardiovascular Disease - also here
Background, Background


Microcapsule drug delivery

References:
  1. August 26, 2006 - Researchers Channel Microcapsules Into Tumour Cells And Release Their Contents Using A Laser Impulse - also here, here
Background, Background


Embryonic development of eyes

References:
  1. August 27, 2006 - A Wandering Eye: Single Cells Come Running To Form An Eye - also here
Background


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