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Volume 10, Number 1
January 3, 2011


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Climate modeling
Epoch of most rapid supermassive black hole growth
Novae
Global warming
Quantum chromodynamics
Dark matter
Large Hadron Collider

Technology

Molecular switch
Solar production of electricity and hydrogen
Nanotechnology

Life sciences

Neanderthals
Hsp-90, Piwi-interacting RNA, and control of genetic variation
Bacterial immune systems
Adiponectin, insulin sensitivity, and cell survival
Modern humans
Protein-protein interactions and limits on number of proteins

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Effects of lack of dopamine on fruit flies
Circadian rhythm

Health and medicine

Cardiovascular disease
Obesity
Hepatitis C
Stem cells
Resveratrol
Cancer



Physical sciences


Climate modeling

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Broken glass yields clues to climate change - also here
  2. December 30, 2010 - Climate Models Miss Effects of Wind-Shattered Dust
Background


Epoch of most rapid supermassive black hole growth

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Astronomers identify the epoch of the first fast growth of black holes - also here
  2. December 29, 2010 - Universe's Most Massive Black Holes Got Huge Early
Background, Background


Novae

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Scientists May Be Missing Many Star Explosions
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 28, 2010 - Climate is warming - despite 'ups and downs'
  2. December 30, 2010 - 2010 on track to be Earth's warmest year on record
Background


Quantum chromodynamics

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - In full color
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. December 30, 2010 - Reliance on Indirect Evidence Fuels Dark Matter Doubts
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. January 2, 2011 - Particle Pings: Sounds Of The Large Hadron Collider
Background



Technology


Molecular switch

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - A Molecule-Sized Light Switch
Background


Solar production of electricity and hydrogen

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - New dyes improve solar technologies for generating clean electricity and hydrogen fuel
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 30, 2010 - Voyage of the DNA Treader
Background



Life sciences


Neanderthals

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Fossilized food stuck in Neandertal teeth indicates plant-rich diet
  2. December 27, 2010 - Neanderthals may have feasted on meat and two veg diet
  3. December 27, 2010 - Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables
  4. December 27, 2010 - Study finds Neanderthals ate their veggies
  5. December 28, 2010 - Omnivorous Neanderthals: Study Says Their Teeth Show Evidence of Eating Plants
  6. December 31, 2010 - Neanderthals liked their veggies, too
Background


Hsp-90, Piwi-interacting RNA, and control of genetic variation

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Scientists find that genes have help in determining our traits
Background, Background


Bacterial immune systems

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - New research shows bacteria provide example of one of nature's first immune systems - also here
Background


Adiponectin, insulin sensitivity, and cell survival

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - New clues uncover how 'starvation hormone' works
Background, Background


Modern humans

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Researchers: Ancient human remains found in Israel - also here
  2. December 28, 2010 - World's oldest human remains claimed in Israel
  3. December 28, 2010 - Do the Qesem Cave Fossils Really Change Our Understanding of Human Evolution?
  4. December 29, 2010 - Oldest Homo sapiens fossil? Journalistic vaporware
  5. December 30, 2010 - Was Israel the Birthplace of Modern Man?
  6. February 9, 2011 - Ancient teeth raise new questions about the origins of modern man
Background


Protein-protein interactions and limits on number of proteins

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - Is there a limit on the number of proteins a cell can use?
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Effects of lack of dopamine on fruit flies

References:
  1. December 27, 2010 - Eliminating dopamine turns fruit flies into masochists
Background


Circadian rhythm

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - Scientists pinpoint link between light signal and circadian rhythms
Background



Health and medicine


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - Poor response to anti-anemia drug predicts higher risk of heart disease or death
Background


Obesity

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - The amount of adipose tissue should be taken into account in the fight against obesity
  2. December 30, 2010 - Risk for alcoholism linked to risk for obesity
  3. December 31, 2010 - A Third of 9-Month-Olds Already Obese or Overweight
  4. December 31, 2010 - Study Shows Heavy Babies Had Higher Risk of Becoming Overweight Kids
  5. December 31, 2010 - Chubby babies 'obese' as early as 9 months, study says
  6. January 3, 2011 - Do Chubby Babies Make for Chubby Toddlers and Overweight Adults?
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. December 29, 2010 - Scientists identify key interaction in hepatitis C virus
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 30, 2010 - Stem cell research breaks new ground in 2010
Background


Resveratrol

References:
  1. December 30, 2010 - Longevinex exhibits L-shaped safety curve for first time in resveratrol biology
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 31, 2010 - Consistent exercise associated with lower risk of colon cancer death
  2. January 1, 2011 - Study finds evidence of increased lung cancer risk among tuberculosis patients
Background


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