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Volume 6, Number 1
January 1, 2007

Physical sciences and technology

Bose-Einstein condensates
Carbon nanotubes
Extrasolar planets
Grid computing
Antarctic ice history

Life sciences

Influenza virus
Cancer biology
T cells and cancer
Mouse genome
Regulation of HOX genes by non-coding RNA
Regulation of virus latency
Unfolded protein response
Caspase-3 and memory formation
Regeneration of body parts and Wnt
Brain-imaging studies
Neurons of Aplysia californica
Evolution of brain genes
Mobile DNA and λ-integrase
Microtubules
Mirror neurons

Health and medicine

Avian flu
Malaria
Longevity gene
Obesity and heart disease
Epigenetic therapies for cancer
Cancer
Hepatitis C
Glucose metabolism
Stem cells
T cells
The immune system and heart disease
Transgenerational effects of diet
Antibiotics
Nanoparticles and cancer therapy
Vascular aging and TNFa
Inflammation and hypertension


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - 'Vortex Lattices' May Help Explain Material Defects
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - Laser-based Method Cleans Up Grubby Nanotubes - also here
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Planet-finding telescope blasts off
  2. December 27, 2006 - European scientists launch "planet seeker"
  3. December 27, 2006 - Space telescope to hunt planets
  4. December 27, 2006 - Planet finder Corot launches into space
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Grid Computing 'Mappa Mundi' Unveiled
Background


Antarctic ice history

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Scientists Work on Map of Climate Change
Background



Influenza virus

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Team Discovers Key Step In Flu Virus Replication
  2. December 30, 2006 - Molecular Anatomy Of Influenza Virus Detailed - also here, here
Background, Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Profiling Of Cancer Genes May Lead To Better And Earlier Detection - also here, here
  2. December 29, 2006 - Targeted Cancer Drugs May Work By Disrupting Balance Of Cellular Signals
  3. December 29, 2006 - Researchers Identify New Drug Targets For Cancer - also here
Background


T cells and cancer

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Innovative Movies Show Real-time Immune-cell Activity Within Tumors
Background, Background


Mouse genome

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Mapping The Mouse Genome
Background


Regulation of HOX genes by non-coding RNA

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Researchers Uncover New Way Nature Turns Genes On And Off
Background, Background


Regulation of virus latency

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Simple Feedback Resistor Switch Keeps Latent HIV From Awakening - also here, here
  2. January 12, 2007 - Scientists Find Potential 'Off-switch' For HIV Virus - also here
Background, Background


Unfolded protein response

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Unfolded Proteins May Protect Cells From Dying - also here, here
Background


Caspase-3 and memory formation

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - How Zebra Finches Learn Songs: Cellular Killer Also Important To Memory
Background


Regeneration of body parts and Wnt

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - How Does A Zebrafish Grow A New Tail? The Answer May Help Treat Human Injuries - also here
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - High Dopamine Transporter Levels Not Correlated With ADHD
Background


Neurons of Aplysia californica

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Sea Slug Offers Clues to Human Brain Disorders
  2. December 29, 2006 - Human, Sea Slug Brains Share Genes for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
  3. December 29, 2006 - How Many Genes Does It Take To Learn? Lessons From Sea Slugs - also here
Background


Evolution of brain genes

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Genes Expressed in Brain Evolving at a Medium Pace
  2. December 29, 2006 - Complexity Constrains Evolution Of Human Brain Genes - also here
Background


Mobile DNA and λ-integrase

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Scientists Map Structure Of DNA-doctoring Protein Complex
Background


Microtubules

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Roadworks On The Motorways Of The Cell - also here, here
Background


Mirror neurons

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Watching With Intent To Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area Of Brain
Background, Background



Avian flu

References:
  1. December 25, 2006 - Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
  2. December 28, 2006 - Bird Flu Deaths in 2006 Exceed Prior 3 Years Combined
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 25, 2006 - Findings Could Lead To A Safer And More Effective Method To Control Mosquito-caused Malaria
Background


Longevity gene

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - Single Gene Could Lead to Long Life, Better Mental Function
  2. December 26, 2006 - Gene Tied To Longevity Also Preserves Ability To Think Clearly - also here
  3. December 26, 2006 - Longevity gene also protects memory, cognitive function - also here
  4. December 26, 2006 - 'Longevity gene keeps mind sharp'
Background


Obesity and heart disease

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - Big bellies tied to greater heart disease risk - also here
Background


Epigenetic therapies for cancer

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - Epigenetic Drugs: Promising For Breast Cancer Treatment
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 26, 2006 - Weight Loss May Lower Cancer Risk - also http://www.happynews.com/news/12272006/study-weight-loss-may-lower-cancer-risk.htm here, here, here
  2. December 26, 2006 - Key to why cancer kills so often
  3. December 27, 2006 - Timing of weight gain affects breast cancer risk
  4. December 27, 2006 - Hope For A More Effective And Less Toxic Cancer Drug
  5. December 28, 2006 - Experimental Drug Shows Promise In Targeting Leukemic Stem Cells
  6. December 28, 2006 - New Genetic Test Predicts Risk Of Metastasis In Patients With Deadly Eye Cancer
  7. December 29, 2006 - Thyroid Cancer Discovery Points To New Treatments, Prevention
  8. December 29, 2006 - New Research Identifies Human Enzyme That Could Be Programmed To Kill Cancer Cells
  9. December 29, 2006 - Housework cuts breast cancer risk
  10. December 29, 2006 - Housework can help you to beat breast cancer, women are told
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Molecular 'On-off Switch' Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses - also here
Background


Glucose metabolism

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Glucose 'Sensor' Plays Dual Role In Glucose Metabolism And Fat Synthesis - also here, here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Engineers Create 3-D Scaffold For Growing Stem Cells - also here, here
Background


T cells

References:
  1. December 27, 2006 - Scientists Show How Immune System Chooses Best Way To Fight Infection
  2. December 28, 2006 - Cellular Pathway Yields Potential New Weapon In Vaccine Arsenal - also here, here
Background


The immune system and heart disease

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Immune System Cells Linked To Heart Failure
Background, Background


Transgenerational effects of diet

References:
  1. December 28, 2006 - Maternal Diet During Pregnancy Can Impact Offspring For Generations
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Scientists Use Peptides And Lipopeptides To Fight Bacteria
Background


Nanoparticles and cancer therapy

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - Nanoparticle Implant Measures Tumor Growth, Treatment
Background, Background


Vascular aging and TNFa

References:
  1. December 29, 2006 - New Jump Start For Aging Blood Vessels - also here
Background, Background


Inflammation and hypertension

References:
  1. December 30, 2006 - Inflammatory Genes Linked To Salt-sensitive Hypertension - also here
Background, Background


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