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Volume 4, Number 14
April 4, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Quark-gluon plasma
Black holes and string theory
Neutrino experiment
Fermionic condensates
Superconductivity
Computer theorem proving
Black holes and dark energy
Molecular transistors
New high for CO2 concentration
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Robotics
Earthquakes

Life sciences

Diabetes
Cancer
AIDS
Brain-imaging studies
Chromatin and gene regulation
Renin and mast cells
Stem cells
Sense-antisense transcripts
Recombinant adenovirus vaccines
Mathematical biology
Macrophages and arterial plaque
Consistent gene mutation in evolution
MicroRNA and cancer
Schizophrenia
C-reactive protein and endothelial cells
Immune system in neurons
MicroRNA
Sleep apnea and heart disease
Modified leptin
Cardiovascular protective effect of wine
Retinal implants
Brain implants
Peridontal bacteria and arterial plaque
Alzheimer's disease
Anti-aging enzyme
Beneficial effects of alcohol
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Computational tool for drug evaluation
Gene therapy


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Answer From 'Dusty Shelf' Aids Quest To See Matter As It Was Just After Big Bang
Background


Black holes and string theory

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Exotic Physics Finds Black Holes Could Be Most 'Perfect,' Low-viscosity Fluid
Background


Neutrino experiment

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - MICE To Go Ahead: Quest To Unravel The Characteristics Of The Mysterious Neutrino Particle
Background


Fermionic condensates

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms
  2. April 19, 2005 - Noisy Pictures Tell A Story Of 'Entangled' Atoms
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Unconventional wisdom
Background


Computer theorem proving

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - Proof and beauty
Background


Black holes and dark energy

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - Black holes 'do not exist'
Background


Molecular transistors

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - New look for molecular transistors
Background


New high for CO2 concentration

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - Carbon dioxide continues its rise
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - Great extinction came in phases
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - NASA Tests Shape-Shifting Robot Pyramid For Nanotech Swarms
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. April 2, 2005 - Hit Again: December temblor probably caused new Sumatran quakes
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Waist Size Linked To Diabetes Risk In Adult Men
  2. March 29, 2005 - Researchers Uncover Gene Variant That Appears To Predict Type 2 Diabetes
  3. April 1, 2005 - Compound May Help Prevent Diabetes In Fast-food Fans
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Collaboration Identifies Two Antigens As Targets For Multiple Myeloma Vaccine
  2. March 28, 2005 - Bacteria Can Help Lower Cancer Risk
  3. March 29, 2005 - Scientist Works On Innovative Treatments For Brain Tumors
  4. March 30, 2005 - Hope over cancer blocking protein
  5. March 30, 2005 - Protein That Helps Skin Cancer Spread Identified
  6. March 31, 2005 - Earlier Use Of Prostate Cancer Vaccines Urged By Hopkins Scientists
  7. April 2, 2005 - Fasting Every Other Day, While Cutting Few Calories, May Reduce Cancer Risk
  8. April 3, 2005 - Newly Discovered Pathway Might Help In Design Of Cancer Drugs
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Two Chemical Compounds Boost Immune Cells Ability To Suppress HIV Without Gene Therapy
  2. March 30, 2005 - HIV Vaccine Trial Breaks Ground For Future Research
  3. March 30, 2005 - Patient With Drug-resistant Form Of HIV Identified
  4. April 3, 2005 - Biologists Discover Why 10 Percent Of Europeans Are Safe From HIV Infection
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Brain Imaging Study May Hold Clues To Onset Of Schizophrenia In People At High Risk
  2. March 30, 2005 - New Brain Scanning Techniques Could Reveal Why Some People Can't Stop Worrying
  3. March 21, 2005 - Building Trust in the Brain
Background


Chromatin and gene regulation

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Protein Packages Found To Activate Genes; May Be What Regulates Development And Disease
Background


Renin and mast cells

References:
  1. March 28, 2005 - Key Enzyme Is Secreted By Heart Mast Cells -- Discovery Opens Door To New Cardiovascular Therapies
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Stem Cells From Hair Follicles Can Change into Neurons
  2. April 1, 2005 - Johns Hopkins Begins Human Trials With Donor Adult Stem Cells To Repair Muscle Damaged From Heart Attack
Background


Sense-antisense transcripts

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Researchers Rein In Regulatory RNAs
Background, Background


Recombinant adenovirus vaccines

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored
Background


Mathematical biology

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - he Numbers Behind The Kidney: Mathematicians Find A Useful Niche In Biological Sciences
Background


Macrophages and arterial plaque

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Molecule That Usually Protects Infection-fighting Cells May Cause Plaque Deposits Inside Arteries
Background


Consistent gene mutation in evolution

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Same Mutation Aided Evolution In Many Fish Species
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene
Background, Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. March 29, 2005 - New Schizophrenia Gene Identified
Background


C-reactive protein and endothelial cells

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Researchers Discover New Link Between C-reactive Protein, And Heart Disease And Stroke
Background, Background


Immune system in neurons

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Study Reveals How Brain's Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - MicroRNA Is a Big Topic in Bio
Background


Sleep apnea and heart disease

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Men With Severe Sleep Breathing Disorder Have Higher Risk Of Heart Problems
  2. March 31, 2005 - Cardiac Deaths Peak In Sleep Hours For Patients With Sleep Apnea
Background


Modified leptin

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Mutant Protein Holds Promise For Cell Growth Control
Background


Cardiovascular protective effect of wine

References:
  1. March 30, 2005 - Red Wine Protects The Heart
Background


Retinal implants

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - 'Bionic eye' may help reverse blindness
  2. March 31, 2005 - Artificial retina gets diamond coating
Background


Brain implants

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - Brain chip reads man's thoughts
Background


Peridontal bacteria and arterial plaque

References:
  1. March 31, 2005 - Live Oral Bacteria Found In Arterial Plaque
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - Neuronal Death And Processing Of Tau Protein In Alzheimer's Disease
Background


Anti-aging enzyme

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - Anti-aging Enzyme's Secrets Revealed
Background


Beneficial effects of alcohol

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - After Dinner Drink Proves Beneficial To Postmenopausal Women
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. April 1, 2005 - Pandemic bug returns as community MRSA strain
Background


Computational tool for drug evaluation

References:
  1. April 2, 2005 - Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 3, 2005 - Genetic patch treats 'bubble-boy' disease
  2. April 4, 2005 - 'Gene-editing' technique cuts out diseased DNA
  3. April 4, 2005 - Technique to Fix DNA Flaws Is Tested
Background


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