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Volume 4, Number 6
February 7, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Quantum dots
Ancient climate change
Global warming
Distributed gravity wave search
Nanoscale electronics
Nanotechnology
Tectonic microplates
Baryonic dark matter
Modeling of supernovae
Bose-Einstein condensates
Neutron stars
Milky Way's central black hole

Life sciences

Stem cells
Possibility of non-aqueous life
Alzheimer's disease
Rapid evolution of sign language
Non-exercise activity thermogenesis
Neuronal development factor
Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Avian flu
Aging in bacteria
Health risks and benefits of alcohol
Bird brains
Evolution of sex chromosomes
Genes for embryonic development
Collective decision making
Drug-delivery molecules
DNA vaccine for tuberculosis
Diabetes
Self-fertile hermaphroditism
Suppression of viral infection
AIDS
Genetic regulatory elements and evolution
Protein complexes
Gene identification
Cardiovascular disease


Quantum dots

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Researchers Detail The Evolution Of Quantum Dot Imaging
Background


Ancient climate change

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Study Bolsters Greenhouse Effect Theory, Solves Ice Age Mystery
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Climatologists pursue greenhouse gas danger levels
  2. February 3, 2005 - Only huge emissions cuts will curb climate change
  3. February 3, 2005 - UK climate meeting calls for action
  4. February 4, 2005 - Alarm bells ring louder over climate change
  5. February 6, 2005 - Coral reefs create clouds to control the climate
Background


Distributed gravity wave search

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Home computers search for gravity waves
  2. February 3, 2005 - Home PCs to find Einstein's gravity waves
Background


Nanoscale electronics

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - HP touts promise of far tinier chip
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Nanotech takes aim at transistors
Background


Tectonic microplates

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Wax Works: Wax Proves Excellent Model Of The Earth's Crust
Background


Baryonic dark matter

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Astronomers find missing baryons
  2. February 3, 2005 - Chunk of Universe's Missing Matter Found
  3. February 3, 2005 - Scientists Find Missing Matter
  4. February 4, 2005 - Found! Missing matter hiding in hot gas
  5. February 7, 2005 - Astronomers Find Part Of Universes Missing Matter
Background


Modeling of supernovae

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Rod-Shaped Nuclei
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Complex Hybrid Structures
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. February 4, 2005 - An Unconventional Birth
Background


Milky Way's central black hole

References:
  1. February 5, 2005 - Milky Way's supermassive black hole is snoozing
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Scientists Switch Stem Cells into Neurons
  2. January 31, 2005 - Timing is everything in coaxing stem cells into other cells
  3. February 2, 2005 - Brazil launches large-scale study using adult stem cells
  4. February 3, 2005 - New Insight Into Regulation Of Blood Stem Cells
Background


Possibility of non-aqueous life

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Titanic life may bloom without water
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - 'Bio-barcoding' promises early Alzheimer's diagnosis
  2. February 1, 2005 - Progress Toward A More Targeted Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease
  3. February 2, 2005 - Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights On Alzheimer's
  4. February 3, 2005 - New Nicotine-like Imaging Agent Holds Promise In PET Studies, May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
  5. February 5, 2005 - Chemical test may spot Alzheimer's
  6. February 5, 2005 - A new test for Alzheimer's risk?
Background


Rapid evolution of sign language

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Sign language reveals fast track to grammar
  2. February 3, 2005 - Linguist finds village language in Israel that grew in isolation, showing how communication is born
  3. February 3, 2005 - New Language Points To Foundations Of Human Grammar
Background


Non-exercise activity thermogenesis

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Clinic Discovers A Key To 'Low Metabolism' And Major Factor In Obesity
Background


Neuronal development factor

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - Team Show Protein's Gene-silencing Role In Development Of Nervous System
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 31, 2005 - PCBs, Fungicide Open Brain Cells To Parkinson's Assault
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - X-rays added to cancer list
  2. February 1, 2005 - List Of Cancer-Causing Agents Grows
  3. February 1, 2005 - Compound From Rare Plant Shows Promise In Treating Breast Cancer
  4. February 2, 2005 - Viral DNA Sequence A Possible Trigger For Breast Cancer
  5. February 3, 2005 - Scientists Reveal Cells' 'Energy Factories' Linked To Cancer
  6. February 3, 2005 - Sunbaking can cut cancer risk not boost it
  7. February 5, 2005 - Pathogen-Mimicking Vaccine As Strategy For Cancer Therapy
  8. February 5, 2005 - Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer
  9. February 6, 2005 - Inflammatory Cells Highly Promising Target In NF 1
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Bird Flu Spate Signals Easier Transmission
Background


Aging in bacteria

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Bacteria show signs of ageing
  2. February 5, 2005 - Bacteria death reduces human hopes of immortality
Background


Health risks and benefits of alcohol

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk For Cancer
  2. February 1, 2005 - Wine Drinkers Live Longer Than Beer Guzzlers
Background


Bird brains

References:
  1. February 1, 2005 - Birdbrain doesn't mean stupid
Background, Background


Evolution of sex chromosomes

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes: The Case Of The White Campion
Background


Genes for embryonic development

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Researchers Find New Genes Necessary To Make Embryo
Background


Collective decision making

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Minority rule works for animals
  2. February 8, 2005 - Follow the Leader: Democracy in Herd Mentality
Background


Drug-delivery molecules

References:
  1. February 2, 2005 - Chemists Create 'Superbowl' Molecule
Background


DNA vaccine for tuberculosis

References:
  1. February 3, 2005 - DNA vaccine offers hope against tuberculosis
  2. February 3, 2005 - Vaccine helps to banish tuberculosis
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 3, 2005 - Pro-inflammatory Enzyme Linked To Diabetes; Immune System's Macrophages May Be Key To Treatment
Background


Self-fertile hermaphroditism

References:
  1. February 3, 2005 - The Evolution Of Self-Fertile Hermaphroditism: The Fog Is Clearing
Background


Suppression of viral infection

References:
  1. February 4, 2005 - New Way To Block Pox Shows Promise In Lab Study
  2. February 8, 2005 - Blocking Cell Signaling Can Stymie Viral Infections
  3. February 8, 2005 - Stopping Smallpox In Its Tracks: A New Anti-viral Approach
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 4, 2005 - HIV Vaccine Trial Breaks Ground For Future Research
Background


Genetic regulatory elements and evolution

References:
  1. February 5, 2005 - Spotting Evolution On The Wing
Background


Protein complexes

References:
  1. February 5, 2005 - Biology In Four Dimensions: Factor Of Time Gives Scientists Insight Into Cellular Machines
Background


Gene identification

References:
  1. February 6, 2005 - Fleshing Out The Genome
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 6, 2005 - Migraine-sparked Vision Loss May Increase Stroke Risk In Women
Background


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