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Volume 4, Number 15
April 11, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Perpendicular magnetic disk recording technology
Seismic tomography
Bionic eye
Gamma-ray bursts
Very early galaxies
Helium-rich stars
High-temperature superconductivity
K-T mass extinction
Quantum dots
Mergers between early galaxies
Carbon nanotubes
White dwarf stars
Biotransistors
Possible high-energy cosmic ray source
Collisions between galaxy clusters
Fuel cells
Photonic crystals
Neutrino detection experiment
Simulation of galaxy collisions

Life sciences

MicroRNA
Diabetes
Stem cells
Arterial inflammation and cardiovascular risk
Cancer
Cellular regulation of cholesterol
Parkinson's disease
Endogenous retroviral elements
Oldest hominid
Fat-related inflammatory proteins and heart disease
Bioinformatics
External stimulation of the brain
Potential tuberculosis antibiotics
Low-carbohydrate diet
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Latent viruses
AIDS
Brain-imaging studies
Malaria
Cellular dedifferentiation
Bacterial biofilms
Citrus limonoids and cholesterol
Innate immune system
RNAi therapy for ALS
Development of neurons
Metabolic syndrome


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - First image of exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star
  2. April 4, 2005 - Telescopes see 'distant planet'
  3. April 5, 2005 - Plenty of Earths await discovery
Background


Perpendicular magnetic disk recording technology

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - 'Perpendicular recording' to boost hard drive capacity
Background


Seismic tomography

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - Researchers Pioneer New Technique To Free Seismologists From 'Tyranny Of Earthquakes'
Background


Bionic eye

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - Bionic eye will let the blind see
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Swift measures distance to gamma-ray bursts
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Telescope catches early starlight
  2. April 6, 2005 - Universe spawned stars at a young age
  3. April 7, 2005 - When first stars twinkled in the universe
  4. April 10, 2005 - Spitzer Detects Old Stars in Early Universe
Background


Helium-rich stars

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - VLT FLAMES Finds Hints Of Helium-Richest Stars Ever Seen
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Theories Of High-temperature Superconductivity Violate Pauli Principle
Background


K-T mass extinction

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Mystery Minerals Formed In Fireball From Colliding Asteroid That Destroyed The Dinosaurs
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Nano-Probes Allow An Inside Look At Cell Nuclei
Background


Mergers between early galaxies

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Black Holes Tied to Galaxy Growth, Study Says
  2. April 7, 2005 - Deepest X-rays tell merger story
  3. April 11, 2005 - Growth Spurt: How Colliding Galaxies Built the Universe
  4. April 13, 2005 - Era Of Galaxy And Black Hole Growth Spurt Discovered
Background, Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - Chemists Modify Carbon Nanotubes Using Microwaves
  2. April 7, 2005 - The Smallest Electric Motor
  3. April 8, 2005 - Dropping Nano-anchor
Background


White dwarf stars

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - White dwarf feels the heat - again
  2. April 18, 2005 - Scientists Model Physics Of Stellar Burning
  3. April 28, 2005 - Old Star's 'Rebirth' Gives Astronomers Surprises
Background


Biotransistors

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - A Single-Protein Wet Biotransistor
Background


Possible high-energy cosmic ray source

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Enormous X-ray loop may blast out cosmic rays
  2. April 8, 2005 - Cosmic particle accelerator seen
  3. April 11, 2005 - Newly Discovered X-Ray Loop May Be Cosmic Accelerator
Background


Collisions between galaxy clusters

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Cosmic 'traffic pile-ups' probed
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Membraneless Fuel Cell Is Tiny, Versatile
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Photonic crystals come under the microscope
Background


Neutrino detection experiment

References:
  1. April 10, 2005 - Underground physics: Searching for neutrinos in deep places
  2. April 19, 2005 - Fermilab Experiment To Beam Neutrinos Through Dairyland
  3. May 8, 2005 - Underground Physics: Searching For Neutrinos In Deep Places
Background


Simulation of galaxy collisions

References:
  1. April 10, 2005 - Stellar score
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - Cooperation Is KeyA New Way Of Looking At MicroRNA And How It Controls Gene Expression
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - Human blood cells coaxed to produce insulin
  2. April 4, 2005 - Internal Fat's Role In Type 2 Diabetes Probed
  3. April 7, 2005 - Chemists Identify Key Gene In Development Of Type 1 Diabetes
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - Researchers Closer To Helping Hearing-Impaired Using Stem Cells
  2. April 5, 2005 - Heart Repair Gets New Muscle
Background


Arterial inflammation and cardiovascular risk

References:
  1. April 4, 2005 - Inflammatory Condition Doubles Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - Maximizing The Anti-Cancer Power Of Broccoli
  2. April 6, 2005 - Epstein-Barr Virus Protein Crucial To Its Role In Blood Cancers
  3. April 7, 2005 - Deficiency Of Growth Hormone And IGF-1 Reduces Cancer And Kidney Disease, But Creates Other Problems
  4. April 8, 2005 - Bevacizumab Combined With Chemotherapy Prolongs Survival For Some Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer
  5. April 10, 2005 - Tumor Individuality Useful For Guiding Rational Chemotherapeutic Decisions
  6. April 10, 2005 - Researchers Develop New Targeted Cancer Therapy
Background


Cellular regulation of cholesterol

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - Yeast Finding Links Processes In Heart Disease And Cancer
  2. April 7, 2005 - Insight Into Natural Cholesterol Control Suggests Novel Cholesterol-lowering Therapy
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - Researchers Find A Mutation In LRRK2 Gene Causes Parkinson's Disease In Several North American And European Families
  2. April 7, 2005 - Milk linked to Parkinson's risk
  3. April 9, 2005 - Rasagiline Reduces Disability For Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Background


Endogenous retroviral elements

References:
  1. April 5, 2005 - The Chimp Genome Reveals A Retroviral Invasion In Primate Evolution
Background


Oldest hominid

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Facelift seals standing of oldest hominid
  2. April 7, 2005 - Earliest ancestor gets a facelift
  3. April 7, 2005 - More Evidence of Skull's Link to Humans
Background


Fat-related inflammatory proteins and heart disease

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Fat May Promote Inflammation, New Study Suggests
Background, Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. April 6, 2005 - Analysis Of Human Genome To Predict The Development Of Illnesses
Background


External stimulation of the brain

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - Sony patent takes first step towards real-life Matrix
Background


Potential tuberculosis antibiotics

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - New Class Of Tuberculosis-Fighting Antibiotics Suggested By Biochemical-Pathway Study
Background


Low-carbohydrate diet

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - New Study Shows How Very Low-carb Diets Take Off The Pounds
  2. April 8, 2005 - Study Of Obese Diabetics Explains Why Low-carb Diets Produce Fast Results
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

References:
  1. April 7, 2005 - Perilous Bug Is Creeping Onto the Streets
  2. April 7, 2005 - The hidden toll of golden staph
  3. April 8, 2005 - Researchers Find Drug-resistant Bacteria MRSA To Be A Growing Threat
  4. April 8, 2005 - Threat of 'flesh-eating' MRSA bug
Background


Latent viruses

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - How A Latent Virus Eludes Immune Defenses
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent Excess Risk Of Some Cancers In People With HIV
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Brain Imaging Studies Investigate Pain Reduction By Hypnosis
  2. April 10, 2005 - Brain Imaging Suggests How Higher Education Helps To Buffer Older Adults From Cognitive Decline
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Science shows how malaria 'hides'
  2. April 8, 2005 - Malaria uses masks as its weapon to invade body
  3. April 8, 2005 - Malaria's genetic tricks exposed
Background


Cellular dedifferentiation

References:
  1. April 8, 2005 - Cells That Go Back in Time
Background


Bacterial biofilms

References:
  1. April 9, 2005 - To Control Germs, Scientists Deploy Tiny Agents Provocateurs
Background


Citrus limonoids and cholesterol

References:
  1. April 9, 2005 - Health Benefits Of Citrus Limonoids Explored
Background


Innate immune system

References:
  1. April 9, 2005 - Molecular Component Of Innate Immunity Discovered
Background


RNAi therapy for ALS

References:
  1. April 10, 2005 - Silence The Gene, Save The Cell: RNA Interference As Promising Therapy For ALS
Background, Background


Development of neurons

References:
  1. April 10, 2005 - First Real-time View Of Developing Neurons Reveals Surprises
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. April 10, 2005 - Growth Hormone Treatment Improves Symptoms Of Metabolic Disorder In Postmenopausal Women
Background


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