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Volume 4, Number 12
March 21, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Micromechanical memory chip
Global warming
Black holes
Gravitational wave search
Negative refraction of light due to black holes
DNA nanotechnology
Molecular electronics
Photonic crystals
Quark-gluon plasma
Quantum degenerate Fermi gas
Plasmonic chip technology
Alternative to dark energy for cosmic acceleration
Ramanujan partition congruences
Silicon photonics
Planet formation
MEMS

Life sciences

Alzheimer's disease
Gene therapy
Dopamine and protein synthesis
Cancer
Basal ganglia and learning
Nanobacteria
Neurotransmission
Recognition of faces and words
Antibiotic drug development
Neanderthals
X chromosome sequence
Proteins involved in gastrulation
Modified DNA
Long-term potentiation of neurons
Cholesterol and cell signaling
Stem cells
Modern human origins
Gene substitution
Protein structure and amino acids
Neuron repair
MicroRNA and cancer
Brain-imaging studies
Beta blockers
Visual perception
Environmental pathogens
Leptin, obesity, and heart disease
AIDS
Upright walking
Diabetes
DNA repair


Micromechanical memory chip

References:
  1. March 3, 2005 - "Millipede" small scale MEME prototype shown at CeBIT
  2. March 14, 2005 - Mechanical chip promises huge data storage
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Himalaya's glaciers are melting
  2. March 17, 2005 - Ocean heat store makes climate change inevitable
  3. March 17, 2005 - Oceans extend effects of climate change
  4. March 18, 2005 - Climate Models Reveal Inevitability of Global Warming
  5. March 21, 2005 - Climate Change Inevitable In 21st Century, New Study Says
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Simulations Reveal Surprising News About Black Holes
Background


Gravitational wave search

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Thousands join hunt for gravitational waves
Background


Negative refraction of light due to black holes

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Black Holes Influence Knowledge Of The Universe
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Researchers Use Enzyme To Clip 'DNA Wires'
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Findings Could Break Down Brick Wall Of Miniaturization
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Photonic crystal slows down light
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - A Puzzling Signal in RHIC Experiments
  2. March 16, 2005 - Black hole-like phenomena created by collider
Background


Quantum degenerate Fermi gas

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Degenerate Gas Stuck in Optical Lattice
Background


Plasmonic chip technology

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Plasmonic computer chips move closer
  2. March 31, 2005 - Engineers Study Whether Plasmonics, 'Light On A Wire,' Is Circuitry Wave Of Future
Background


Alternative to dark energy for cosmic acceleration

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Giant space-time ripples may cause cosmic expansion
  2. March 22, 2005 - 'Dark energy' theory of universe challenged
  3. March 27, 2005 - Cosmologists Present Explanation For Accelerating Expansion Of The Universe
Background


Ramanujan partition congruences

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Mathematician untangles legendary problem
  2. March 21, 2005 - Classic maths puzzle cracked at last
  3. April 5, 2005 - Mathematician Untangles Legendary Problem
Background


Silicon photonics

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Silicon LEDs emit in the infrared
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. March 19, 2005 - New Theory Of How Planets Form Finds Havens Of Stability Amid Turbulence
Background


MEMS

References:
  1. March 20, 2005 - Sampling 'Small Atmospheres' In The Tiny New Worlds Of MEMS
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Alzheimer's seen in the living brain
  2. March 17, 2005 - New Study Shows That Most Older People With Mild Cognitive Impairment Have Alzheimers Disease Or Cerebral Vascular Disease
  3. March 18, 2005 - Study Identifies Potential Alzheimer's Risk Gene
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Gene therapy slows motor neurone disease
  2. March 15, 2005 - Gene Therapy Cures Inherited Liver Disease In Rats
Background


Dopamine and protein synthesis

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - A Rewarding Discovery Shows How Dopamine Activates Brain Circuitry
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Closing In On A Vaccine For Breast Cancer
  2. March 14, 2005 - Researchers Discover New Tumor-suppressor Gene
  3. March 15, 2005 - Compound Inhibits One Critical Pathway In Breast Cancer Growth
  4. March 16, 2005 - Skin cancer cells forced into coma
  5. March 16, 2005 - 'Smart' Immune Cells Kill More Cancer
  6. March 16, 2005 - Analysis Shows Drug Could Save Lives From Prostate Cancer
  7. March 16, 2005 - Colorectal Cancer Can Be Inherited, Researchers Report
  8. March 18, 2005 - Celebrex Provides A Two Pronged Attack Against Prostate Cancer
  9. March 19, 2005 - Why Do Nerve Cell Bundles 'Camp' Near The Invasive Front Of Colon Cancer Tumors?
Background


Basal ganglia and learning

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Primitive Brain Is 'Smarter' Than We Think
Background


Nanobacteria

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Are Nanobacteria Making Us Ill?
Background


Neurotransmission

References:
  1. March 14, 2005 - Synanptic transmission tenets challenged
Background


Recognition of faces and words

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Study Shows Faces Are Processed Like Words
Background


Antibiotic drug development

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. March 15, 2005 - Neanderthals sang like sopranos
Background


X chromosome sequence

References:
  1. March 16, 2005 - Sequencing reveals origins of X chromosome
  2. March 16, 2005 - Women get extra dose of X-chromosome genes
  3. March 18, 2005 - X chromosome helps explain complex females
  4. March 21, 2005 - New Light On The Role Of Sex Chromosomes In Health And Disease
  5. March 23, 2005 - Men And Women: The Differences Are In The Genes
Background


Proteins involved in gastrulation

References:
  1. March 16, 2005 - Scientists Discover That Three Overlapping Signals In Embryo Help Get The Backbone Right
Background


Modified DNA

References:
  1. March 16, 2005 - DNA gets a fake fifth base
  2. April 7, 2005 - DNA With Three Base Pairs - A Step Towards Expanding The Genetic Code
Background


Long-term potentiation of neurons

References:
  1. March 16, 2005 - Molecule Important In Cell Construction Also Critical In Learning And Memory
Background


Cholesterol and cell signaling

References:
  1. March 16, 2005 - Researchers Discover A Good Side To Cholesterol In Controlling Cell Signals
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Human embryonic stem cells grown animal-free
Background


Modern human origins

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Geography Predicts Human Genetic Diversity
Background


Gene substitution

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Scientists Discover How Substitutions Are Made For Injured Genes
Background


Protein structure and amino acids

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Conserved Amino Acids Play Both Structural And Mechanistic Roles In Sandwich-like Protein
Background


Neuron repair

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Molecular Messengers Perform A Crucial Role In The Ability Of Injured Nerve Cells To Heal Themselves
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Small Molecule May Help Pinpoint Some Cancers
Background, Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Two Brain Systems Regulate How We Call For Help
Background


Beta blockers

References:
  1. March 17, 2005 - Beta-blockers May Help Broader Group Of Patients With Heart Problems
Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - New Slant On Vision Research: Neurons Sensitive To Viewing Angle
Background


Environmental pathogens

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Report Highlights Diseases From The Environment
Background


Leptin, obesity, and heart disease

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Disrupted Fat Cell Signaling In Obese Mice Linked To Increased Cell Death In Enlarged Hearts
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Researchers Identify Key To Controlling HIV
Background


Upright walking

References:
  1. March 18, 2005 - Early Humans Walked Tall
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 19, 2005 - Bungled Insulin Production May Be A Culprit In Diabetes
  2. March 19, 2005 - Future Diabetes Drugs May Target New Protein Interaction
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. March 20, 2005 - Research May Provide Ways To Inhibit Cancer's Ability To Resist Treatments
Background


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