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Volume 5, Number 46
November 13, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Spin of the Omega-minus particle
Global warming
Hydrogen production
Hydrogen storage
Paleoclimatology
Carbon nanotubes
Fuel cells
Stellar flares
Himalayan earthquakes
Ocean acidification
Galaxy evolution
Bose-Einstein condensates
Measurement of spin of an electron in a quantum dot

Life sciences

Carbon nanotube cancer treatments
Avian flu
Gene therapy for AIDS
AIDS
Clues about early life
Human-Neanderthal mixing
Stem cells
Rapid evolution of bacterial genomes
Staphylococcus aureus
Autoimmune disease
Protein folding
Bacteriophages in the oceans
Cancer
Parkinson's disease
Common ancestry between bacterium and plants
Brain processing of saccades
Integration of sensory modes in memory
Diets and heart disease
Population biology
Evolution and female mate choice
Stem cell cancer vaccine
Gene therapy for improved memory
Temporal coding hypothesis of odor discrimination
Vaccines
Metabolic syndrome
Sea urchin genome
Diet of Paranthropus robustus
Processing of subliminal information
Effects of changing ocean chemistry on life
Gene therapy
Brain-imaging studies
Monoamine loss and depression
Motion perception in flies
Spinal nerve growth
VEGF trap
DNA nanotechnology
Diabetes
Regulation of alternative RNA splicing
Mineral surfaces and origins of life
Influenza Type A virus
Pharmacology of antipsychotics
The immune system
Tuberculosis
MicroRNA and lupus
Cell signaling via protein modification
Memory-related protein


Spin of the Omega-minus particle

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - BaBar Steadies Omega-minus Spin
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - "Frightening" study predicts hotter, drier Australia
  2. November 7, 2006 - Surface Temperatures In China To Rise Despite Falling Solar Radiation Reaching The Surface
  3. November 10, 2006 - Carbon emissions rising faster than ever
  4. November 10, 2006 - New global analysis shows 400 percent increase in carbon dioxide emissions growth
  5. November 10, 2006 - Carbon tally shows growing global problem
  6. November 10, 2006 - Climate change melting fabled African glaciers
Background


Hydrogen production

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - 'Flashy' New Process Turns Soy Oil, Glucose Into Hydrogen
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - 'Nanoporous' material gobbles up hydrogen fuel
Background


Paleoclimatology

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Polar ice cores show "bipolar seesaw" climate link
  2. November 8, 2006 - Climate warming 'seesaws' between the poles
  3. November 9, 2006 - Seesaw current links north and south poles
  4. November 10, 2006 - Climate Changes Are Linked Between Greenland And The Antarctic - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - New Techniques Pave Way For Carbon Nanotubes In Electronic Devices - also here
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Printable biofuel cell developed in Finland
Background


Stellar flares

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Solar flare largest ever seen
Background


Himalayan earthquakes

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Himalayan Megaquakes Powered By Elastic Energy In Tibetan Plateau - also here
  2. November 9, 2006 - Himalaya mega-quakes likely every 1000 years
Background


Ocean acidification

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Expert Says Oceans Are Turning Acidic - also here, here
Background, Background


Galaxy evolution

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Milky Way's Neighbouring Galaxies Have Different History
  2. November 10, 2006 - Galactic Building Block Busters
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - 'Tornadoes' Are Transferred From Light To Sodium Atoms - also here
Background


Measurement of spin of an electron in a quantum dot

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Spin measured without destruction
Background, Background



Carbon nanotube cancer treatments

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Bio-nanotechnology to kill cancer cells
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Chinese scientists identify deadly gene in H5N1
  2. November 6, 2006 - Bird flu spreads among blood relatives
Background


Gene therapy for AIDS

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - U.S. experiment uses AIDS to fight AIDS - also here
  2. November 7, 2006 - Genetically Altered AIDS Retrovirus Is Encouraging
  3. November 7, 2006 - Fighting HIV With HIV: New Gene Therapy Vector Shows Promise
  4. November 7, 2006 - First HIV Gene Therapy Test Encouraging - also here
  5. November 7, 2006 - New hope on gene therapy
  6. November 7, 2006 - Lentiviral vectors appear safe for gene therapy
Background, Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Radioactive Antibody "Missiles" Home In on HIV
  2. November 7, 2006 - Targeted Irradiation: A New Weapon Against HIV? - also here
  3. November 7, 2006 - Radioactive antibodies hunt out HIV-infected cells
  4. November 8, 2006 - Gorillas missing link in HIV mystery
  5. November 8, 2006 - Monkey form of HIV may be endemic in wild gorillas
  6. November 8, 2006 - Gorillas May Have Played Role in AIDS Epidemic
  7. November 8, 2006 - Gorillas Harbor AIDS-Like Virus
  8. November 10, 2006 - HIV Patients Live Years After Diagnosis - also here
  9. November 14, 2006 - Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus - also here
Background


Clues about early life

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Saturn moon gives clues about early life on Earth
  2. November 7, 2006 - Haze over Saturn moon mirrored on early Earth
  3. November 7, 2006 - Early Earth Haze May Have Spurred Life - also here
  4. November 8, 2006 - Stuff of life descended from hazy skies
Background


Human-Neanderthal mixing

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Did Modern Humans Get a Brain Gene from Neandertals?
  2. November 7, 2006 - Could our big brains come from Neanderthals? - also here
  3. November 7, 2006 - Neanderthals in Our Midst
  4. November 9, 2006 - Neanderthals in Gene Pool, Study Suggests
  5. November 10, 2006 - Did Neanderthals give us a brainy gift?
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Stem Cells Engage In Dialogue With The Cells That Regulate Their Futures
  2. November 7, 2006 - Stem cell cure for heart attacks
  3. November 8, 2006 - New stem cell trial for heart attack patients
  4. November 8, 2006 - Stem cell jabs for heart patients
  5. November 8, 2006 - Cell transplants 'restore sight'
  6. November 8, 2006 - Blind Mice See Again After Retinal Stem Cell Transplant
  7. November 9, 2006 - Human stem cells stimulate insulin in diabetic mice
  8. November 9, 2006 - Blind Mice See With Transplanted Light-Sensing Cells - also here
  9. November 9, 2006 - Blind mice see after cell transplant
  10. November 9, 2006 - Blind mice see again after transplant
  11. November 10, 2006 - Stem cells a good look for blind mice
  12. November 10, 2006 - Blind mice can see again with cell transplant
  13. November 11, 2006 - How To Grow Muscle Cells In A Dish - also here
  14. November 12, 2006 - Stem cell cure hope for diabetes
Background


Rapid evolution of bacterial genomes

References:
  1. November 6, 2006 - Novel Experiment Documents Evolution Of Genome In Near-real Time - also here
Background


Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - MRSA Toxin Acquitted: Study Clears Suspected Key To Severe Bacterial Illness - also here
Background


Autoimmune disease

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Natural Compounds Block Autoimmune Response In Diabetes, Arthritis - also here
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Comprehensive Model Is First To Map Protein Folding At Atomic Level - also here, here
Background


Bacteriophages in the oceans

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Hundreds Of Thousands Of Viral Species Present In The World's Oceans
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Tumor Suppressor Gene Protects Against Pre-cancerous Development
  2. November 7, 2006 - Discovery could lead to new leukaemia treatments - also here
  3. November 7, 2006 - Novel approach to detoxifying cancer drugs
  4. November 8, 2006 - Study links pancreatic cancer to high sugar intake
  5. November 8, 2006 - Fizzy Drinks Increase Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer, Study Finds - also here
  6. November 8, 2006 - High sugar intake increases risk of pancreatic cancer
  7. November 8, 2006 - Enzyme inhibitor produces stable disease in patients with advanced solid cell cancers
  8. November 8, 2006 - Scientists discover way to block growth of prostate cancer cells - also here
  9. November 8, 2006 - Research vaccine prevents cancer in mice
  10. November 8, 2006 - New androgen prostate cancer pathway found
  11. November 9, 2006 - AIDS-related Virus Tricks Cells To Become Tumors - also here
  12. November 9, 2006 - Rapidly Rising PSA Before Treatment Is Key Indicator Of Cancer Spread - also here
  13. November 9, 2006 - Scientists Harness Diptheria Toxin And Interleukin 2 To Help The Immune System Attack Melanoma - also here
  14. November 9, 2006 - Scientists Hope Bodies Can Fight Cancer - also here
  15. November 9, 2006 - New Strategies to Fight Melanoma Tested - also here, here
  16. November 9, 2006 - Researchers Identify Cells That Make Relapse Inevitable In Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - also here
  17. November 9, 2006 - Over-expression Of Cox-2 Can Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome - also here
  18. November 9, 2006 - Largest PSA Bounce Study Eases Worry Of Prostate Cancer Returning - also here
  19. November 9, 2006 - New classification better identifies prostate cancer patients to benefit from hormone therapy
  20. November 9, 2006 - New treatment finds success treating tiniest lung tumors
  21. November 9, 2006 - Systemic treatment before surgery for kidney cancer prolongs patients' survival
  22. November 10, 2006 - Protein triggers new targeted prostate treatment - also here
  23. November 10, 2006 - Growth Factor Signals Influence Balance Between Normal Growth And Cancerous Growth - also here
  24. November 10, 2006 - Blocking Cancer-causing Gene Improves Radiation Effectiveness, Researchers Find - also here
  25. November 10, 2006 - Patients Respond Well To First Study To Test Higher Doses Of An Anti-cancer Drug - also here
  26. November 10, 2006 - Some Key Laboratory Breast Cancer Cell Lines Are, Indeed, Good Models For The 'Real' Disease
  27. November 10, 2006 - When Gleevec Is Not Enough: Researcher Demonstrates Value Of 'Helper' Compound In Treating Some Leukemias
  28. November 11, 2006 - Drug That Interrupts A Key Stage Of Cell Division Shows Promise For Advanced Solid Tumors - also here
  29. November 12, 2006 - 'Muscle' Protein Drives Prostate Cancer - also here
  30. November 12, 2006 - Scientists Design A PSA-activated Protoxin That Kills Prostate Cancer - also here, here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Anti-Inflammatory Drug Reduces Nerve Death in Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease
Background


Common ancestry between bacterium and plants

References:
  1. November 7, 2006 - Green Plants Share Bacterial Toxin
  2. November 8, 2006 - Plant study may lead to Chlamydia cure
  3. November 10, 2006 - Common Ancestry Of Bacterium And Plants Could Be Key To An Effective New Treatment For Chlamydia
  4. November 10, 2006 - Scientists Discover Plants Lend Clues to Chlamydia Cure
Background


Brain processing of saccades

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Brain Pathway Brings Order to Visual Chaos
  2. November 9, 2006 - Why Our Shifty Eyes Don't Drive Us Crazy - also here
Background


Integration of sensory modes in memory

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Memory Requires More than the Sum of Its Parts - also here
  2. November 9, 2006 - How The Brain Weaves A Memory - also here
  3. November 10, 2006 - Memories: It's All In The Packaging, Scientists Say - also here
Background, Background


Diets and heart disease

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Low carb, low fat diets pose similar heart disease risks
  2. November 8, 2006 - Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Raise Heart Risk
  3. November 9, 2006 - 20-year Study Finds No Association Between Low-carb Diets And Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease - also here
  4. November 9, 2006 - Study gives nod to low-carb diets
Background


Population biology

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Why Wolves Are Not Dispersing As Fast As Expected In Yellowstone
Background


Evolution and female mate choice

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Female Pronghorns Choose Vigorous Mates; Offspring More Likely To Survive
Background


Stem cell cancer vaccine

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Vaccination With Embryonic Stem Cells Prevents Lung Cancer In Mice - also here
  2. November 10, 2006 - Stem cells fend off lung cancer
Background, Background, Background


Gene therapy for improved memory

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Improve Memory And Learning In Animals - also here, here
  2. November 8, 2006 - Gene therapy used to improve memory
Background, Background


Temporal coding hypothesis of odor discrimination

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Odor Discrimination Linked To Timing At Which Neurons Fire - also here
Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Vaccine-producing 'Plant-factories' - also here
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. November 8, 2006 - Common Cause Of Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be Treatable With Malaria Drug - also here
Background


Sea urchin genome

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Sea urchin gene map filled with surprises
  2. November 9, 2006 - Sea Urchin Genome Could Shed Light on Human Disease
  3. November 9, 2006 - Decoded Sea Urchin Genome Shows Surprising Relationship To Humans - also here, here
  4. November 9, 2006 - The sushi genome project
  5. November 10, 2006 - Sea urchins are part-human
  6. November 10, 2006 - Insight into evolution of adaptive immunity boosted by sea urchin genome sequencing
  7. November 10, 2006 - The sea urchin genome is sequenced
  8. November 10, 2006 - Spiny creature's genome insight
  9. November 13, 2006 - Scientist plays key role in unveiling sea urchin genome
  10. December 7, 2006 - Sea Urchin Genome Suprisingly Similar To Man And May Hold Key To Cures - also here
Background


Diet of Paranthropus robustus

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Tooth Enamel Indicates that Early Hominid Had a Varied Diet
  2. November 9, 2006 - Not Just Nuts and Berries for These Hominids
  3. November 10, 2006 - Varied Diet Of Early Hominid Casts Doubt On Extinction Theory - also here
  4. November 10, 2006 - A buffet for early human relatives
  5. November 16, 2006 - A Varied Menu for Homo's "Cousins"
Background


Processing of subliminal information

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Evidence That Subliminal Is Not So 'Sub' - also here
Background


Effects of changing ocean chemistry on life

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Scientists Establish Connection Between Life Today And Ancient Changes In Ocean Chemistry - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Intravenous Gene Therapy Protects Normal Tissue Of Mice During Whole-body Radiation - also here
  2. November 9, 2006 - Gene Therapy Inhibits Epilepsy In Animals - also here, here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Social Exclusion Changes Brain Function And Can Lead To Poor Decision-making
Background


Monoamine loss and depression

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - New Depression Model Advances Disease Frontiers
Background


Motion perception in flies

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Two Nerve Cells In Direct Contact
Background


Spinal nerve growth

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Growth of spinal nerves is improved
Background


VEGF trap

References:
  1. November 9, 2006 - Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration - also here
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - DNA machine sounds the virus alert
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Lifestyle changes shown to cut risk of diabetes
  2. November 10, 2006 - Soy yogurt could help control diabetes
  3. November 10, 2006 - Celiac disease triples risk of diabetes - also here
  4. November 11, 2006 - Losing Weight And Reducing Risk Of Diabetes: Diet And Exercise Work Equally Well - also here
Background


Regulation of alternative RNA splicing

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - RNA Map Provides First Comprehensive Understanding Of Alternative Splicing - also here
Background, Background


Mineral surfaces and origins of life

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Scientists Find New Way To Search For Origin Of Life - also here
Background


Influenza Type A virus

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Magnet Lab Researchers Deciphering Flu Virus - also here, here
Background


Pharmacology of antipsychotics

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Studies Look At How Genes Affect Antipsychotic Drug Response - also here, here
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Mouse model underestimates the critical role of Tyk2 in human immune system
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 10, 2006 - Drug-resistant TB on rise in Africa
Background


MicroRNA and lupus

References:
  1. November 11, 2006 - New Biomarkers For Lupus Found - also here
Background, Background


Cell signaling via protein modification

References:
  1. November 12, 2006 - One Signal Elicits Thousands Of Answers - also here, here
Background


Memory-related protein

References:
  1. November 12, 2006 - Researchers Discover How Brain Protein Might Control Memory - also here, here
Background


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