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Volume 4, Number 17
April 25, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Quark-gluon plasma
Pentaquarks
Carbon nanotubes
Habitable zone of red giant stars
Fine structure constant
Computer theorem-proving
Plastic electronics
LISA gravitational wave observatory
Black holes
Sea level change
Metamaterials
Extrasolar asteroid belts
Spintronics
Earth's core
Estimation of potential earthquake size
Terahertz photonic crystals
Melting of Antarctic glaciers
Microbial fuel cells

Life sciences

Cancer
Stress and the immune system
Aging-associated genes
Obesity and heart disease
AIDS
Palmitate and cellular potassium channels
High-pressure microbes
Gene therapy
Diabetes
Retrovirus surface proteins
Obesity risk
Parkinson's disease
Stem cells
Extremophiles
Brain imaging studies
Visualizing kinase activation in cells
Circadian rhythm and weight control
Hepatitis
Gene chips
Infectious connection to chronic diseases
Sleep regulation
Antioxidants and chocolate


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - RHIC Scientists Serve Up Perfect Liquid
  2. April 18, 2005 - New State of Matter Is 'Nearly Perfect' Liquid
  3. April 18, 2005 - Researchers: Early universe liquid-like
  4. April 19, 2005 - Quark-gluon plasma goes liquid
  5. April 19, 2005 - Atom smasher makes weird matter
  6. April 19, 2005 - Early Universe was 'liquid-like'
  7. April 19, 2005 - Early Universe was a liquid
  8. April 20, 2005 - First Matter: New Particle Detector Will Help Probe The Primordial Universe
  9. April 20, 2005 - An Ocean of Quarks
  10. April 25, 2005 - RHIC Scientists Serve Up 'Perfect' Liquid: New State Of Matter More Remarkable Than Predicted
Background


Pentaquarks

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Doubt is cast on pentaquarks
  2. April 20, 2005 - Pentaquark hunt draws a blank
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Nanotech Advance Makes Carbon Nanotubes More Useful
  2. April 19, 2005 - Researchers Grow Carbon Nanotubes In Lab Using Faster, Cheaper Means
Background


Habitable zone of red giant stars

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - New Frontier Opens In The Search For Life On Other Planets
Background


Fine structure constant

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Galaxy Observations Show No Change In Fundamental Physical Constant
  2. April 19, 2005 - New twist in wrangle over changing physical constant
  3. May 9, 2005 - Recent study forces scientists to rethink basic law of physics
  4. May 12, 2005 - Scientists Discover One Of The Constants Of The Universe Might Not Be Constant
Background


Computer theorem-proving

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Computer generates verifiable mathematics proof
Background


Plastic electronics

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Molecular Breakthrough For Plastic Electronics
Background


LISA gravitational wave observatory

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Observing Einstein's Gravitational Waves
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. April 20, 2005 - Now Scientists Think You'd Be 'Roasted' In A Black Hole
Background


Sea level change

References:
  1. April 20, 2005 - Sea levels change faster than thought
Background, Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. April 20, 2005 - Negative refraction goes optical
  2. April 21, 2005 - Superlens breakthrough
Background


Extrasolar asteroid belts

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Alien asteroid belt detected around Sun-like star
  2. April 21, 2005 - Planet hunters bay at another clue: a belt of cosmic dust
  3. April 22, 2005 - Asteroid belt zooms around alien star
  4. April 22, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Telescope Sees Signs of Alien Asteroid Belt
  5. April 23, 2005 - Asteroid Belt of Boiling Comet?
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Spintronic Materials Show Their First Move
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - It's official: Earth has solid core
Background


Estimation of potential earthquake size

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - San Fernando, Northridge Quakes May Be Maximum
Background


Terahertz photonic crystals

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Scientists control super fast frequencies
Background


Melting of Antarctic glaciers

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Antarctic Survey Shows Widespread Glacial Retreat
  2. April 22, 2005 - Antarctic glaciers retreating
Background


Microbial fuel cells

References:
  1. April 24, 2005 - Microbial Fuel Cell: High Yield Hydrogen Source And Wastewater Cleaner
  2. April 27, 2005 - Fuel Cell Converts Biomass into Hydrogen
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Researchers Find That Chocolate Compound Stops Cancer Cell Cycle In Lab Experiments
  2. April 18, 2005 - Measuring Enzymes At End Of Cancer Pathway Predicts Outcome Of Tarceva, Taxol
  3. April 18, 2005 - Natural Tumor Suppressor In Body Discovered By Medical Researchers
  4. April 19, 2005 - Sugar coating improves anticancer treatment
  5. April 19, 2005 - Baby hormone stops breast cancer
  6. April 20, 2005 - Gene Mutation Linked to Cancer Risk
  7. April 23, 2005 - 'Healing' gene breast cancer clue
  8. April 23, 2005 - Season Affects Cancer-Surgery Survival
  9. April 24, 2005 - Study Finds Enzyme Activity Promotes Rare Form Of Leukemia, Offers Potential Target For New Drugs
Background


Stress and the immune system

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - A Little Stress Gives Beneficial Oomph! To Immune System
Background


Aging-associated genes

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Signs Of Aging: Scientists Evaluate Genes Associated With Longevity
Background


Obesity and heart disease

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Obesity Adds Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease In Siblings In Families With A History Of Heart Problems
  2. April 20, 2005 - Fatness, Despite Fitness, Is Linked With Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  3. April 21, 2005 - Location Of Body Fat Associated With Cardiovascular Risk In Older Men And Women Even At Normal Body Weight
  4. April 21, 2005 - Enlarged Waist + Elevated Triglycerides = Heart, Stroke Risks For Women
  5. April 22, 2005 - Cardiovascular Risk Factors Higher In 'Heavy' Teens With Insulin Resistance
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Research Could Lead To New Drugs For HIV
  2. April 20, 2005 - DNA Vaccine Protects Against AIDS, Not HIV
  3. April 21, 2005 - Molecule On Immune Cells Linked To Sexual Transmission Of HIV
Background


Palmitate and cellular potassium channels

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Fat May Affect Electrical Impulses In Brain, Heart
Background


High-pressure microbes

References:
  1. April 18, 2005 - Advancements In Genomics Foster Deep Sea Discoveries
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Gene Therapy Completely Corrects Hemophilia In Laboratory Animals
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Tea May Help Prevent Diabetes And Cataracts
  2. April 24, 2005 - Rare Surgery Performed To Remove Pancreas, Prevent Diabetes
Background


Retrovirus surface proteins

References:
  1. April 19, 2005 - Catching A Sneak: Scientists Reveal The Shape Of A Protein That Helps Retroviruses Break Into Cells
Background


Obesity risk

References:
  1. April 20, 2005 - Weighty Death Toll Downplayed
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 20, 2005 - Anxious And Pessimistic Personalities Linked To Parkinson's Disease Later In Life
  2. April 21, 2005 - Ovary Removal Elevates Risk For Parkinson's Disease And Parkinsonism
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Old stem cells can turn cancerous
  2. April 21, 2005 - Adult stem cells linked to cancer
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Rare bacteria clusters: Yellowstone find could unlock clues to early Mars life
  2. May 6, 2005 - Extreme Life Discovery In Yellowstone Bodes Well For Astrobiologists
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk
  2. April 24, 2005 - Brain Imaging Study Explains Williams Syndrome Language Gifts
Background


Visualizing kinase activation in cells

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging For First Time
Background


Circadian rhythm and weight control

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Obesity is All in the Timing
  2. April 24, 2005 - A Healthy Internal Clock Keeps Weight Off
Background


Hepatitis

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Newly Identified Protein May Inhibit Hepatitis Virus
Background


Gene chips

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Standardized Microarrays May Bring Us One Step Closer To Personalized Medical Treatement
  2. April 24, 2005 - Method Holds Promise In Identifying Markers Of Non-metastatic Vs. Metastatic Breast Cancer
Background


Infectious connection to chronic diseases

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Report Suggests Infectious Connection To Chronic Diseases
Background


Sleep regulation

References:
  1. April 22, 2005 - Brain-mapping Technique Aids Understanding Of Sleep, Wakefulness
  2. April 23, 2005 - Overworked Brains Release Adenosine To Slow Cells, Trigger Sleep
Background


Antioxidants and chocolate

References:
  1. April 23, 2005 - In Chocolate, More Cocoa Means Higher Antioxidant Capacity
Background


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