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Volume 4, Number 18
May 2, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Optical computing with Bose-Einstein condensates
Climate and CO2
Neutron stars
Dark Matter
Grid computing
Colossal magnetoresistance and enhanced magnetic media
Earthquake forecasting
Organic compounds in Titan's atmosphere
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Global warming and the oceans
LOFAR radio telescope
Quantum cryptography
Integrated nanowire circuits
Climate change
Quantum computers
Matter accretion by white dwarfs
Biomolecular motors
Retinal implants
Optical switching
Extrasolar planets

Life sciences

Brain imaging studies
Cancer
Stem cells
Early Earth atmosphere
Prions
Cellular ion channels
Mediterranean diet
Neurotransmitters and depression
Alzheimer's disease
DNA microarrays
Brain wiring
Diabetes
Optical diagnostic biochips
Gene mutation and sleep need
Antibiotic resistance
Malaria
Synthetic biology
Methylation and gene expression
Detection of parasitic infections
AIDS
Balanced diet sensing
Obesity and dementia
Nanobacteria claims
Nano-particle drug formulations for inhalers
Neural precursor cells
Fiber supplements and cholesterol control
Speciation


Optical computing with Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Optical Computer Made From Frozen Light
Background


Climate and CO2

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Carbon Dioxide Role In Past Climate Revealed
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Hot spots on neutron stars tracked for first time
  2. April 26, 2005 - Astronomers See Neutron Stars' Hot Spots
  3. May 3, 2005 - XMM-Newton Sees 'Hot Spots' On Neutron Stars - also here
  4. May 21, 2005 - Spotty neutron stars
Background


Dark Matter

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Quasars reveal cosmic magnification
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Supercomputing "Grid" passes latest test
  2. May 4, 2005 - Research Centers Achieve Record In Grid Computing For Science
Background


Colossal magnetoresistance and enhanced magnetic media

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Living on the Edge
Background


Earthquake forecasting

References:
  1. April 27, 2005 - Little tremors are key to earthquake forecasts
Background


Organic compounds in Titan's atmosphere

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Organic stew envelops Saturn moon
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 27, 2005 - Innovative Fountain Pen Writes On The Nanoscale
  2. April 30, 2005 - Nanobridges Show Way To Nano Mass Production
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 27, 2005 - Sapphire Stars In Nanotube Supporting Role
Background


Global warming and the oceans

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Earth absorbing more heat than it radiates
  2. April 28, 2005 - Scientists Confirm Earth's Energy Is Out Of Balance
  3. April 29, 2005 - Ocean tells the story: Earth is heating up; Human activity, not variables in nature, cited as culprit
Background


LOFAR radio telescope

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Huge radio telescope boasts supercomputer brain
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Video conferencing gets quantum security
  2. April 29, 2005 - Quantum leap in secure web video
Background


Integrated nanowire circuits

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Scientists Create High-speed Integrated Nanowire Circuits
Background


Climate change

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - At Least Part Of Climate Change Is Man-made
Background


Quantum computers

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Future Computer: Atoms Packed In An 'Egg Carton' Of Light?
Background


Matter accretion by white dwarfs

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Star reaches out to white dwarf
  2. May 1, 2005 - 'Wonderful' Star Reveals Its Hot Nature
Background


Retinal implants

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Ophthalmologists Implant Five Patients With Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip
Background


Optical switching

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - 'All-optical' Switch Could Advance Light-based Telecommunications
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 30, 2005 - Planet 'seen' around distant sun
  2. May 1, 2005 - Astronomers Confirm The First Image Of A Planet Outside Of Our Solar System
  3. May 2, 2005 - This blob is an exoplanet
  4. May 7, 2005 - Planetary Picture? Criteria for planethood cloud object's identity
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Mind-reading machine knows what you see
  2. April 25, 2005 - Brain Scans Helps Scientists "Read" Minds
  3. April 26, 2005 - Researchers Find Where Musical Memories Are Stored In The Brain
  4. May 1, 2005 - Acupuncture activates the brain
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Nanoparticles Offer New Hope For Detection And Treatment
  2. April 27, 2005 - Herceptin Combined With Chemotherapy Improves Disease-Free Survival For Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  3. April 27, 2005 - Viral Protein Influences Key Cell-signaling Pathway - here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Brain stem cells to cure diabetes
Background


Early Earth atmosphere

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Study Shows Early Earth Atmosphere Hydrogen-rich, Favorable To Life
Background


Prions

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Fibril Shape Is The Basis Of Prion Strains And Cross-species Prion Infection
  2. April 27, 2005 - Study Sheds Light On Age-related Changes Of Prion Diseases
Background


Cellular ion channels

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - 50-year-old Mystery Solved: Protein Tags Regulate Key Ion Channel
Background


Mediterranean diet

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Mediterranean Diet Leads To Longer Life
Background


Neurotransmitters and depression

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - 'Promiscuous' Area Of Brain Could Explain Role Of Antidepressants
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 25, 2005 - Gene Therapy May Hold Back Alzheimer's
  2. April 26, 2005 - Researchers Demonstrate How Alzheimer's Disease Impacts Important Brain Cell Function
  3. April 26, 2005 - Why Do Amyloid Diseases Strike Different Tissues?
  4. April 26, 2005 - Exercise Slows Development Of Alzheimer's-like Brain Changes In Mice
Background


DNA microarrays

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Microarrays As Phenotype
Background


Brain wiring

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Gene Discovery Sheds Light On Brain's 'Wiring' Patterns
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Mouse With Designer Liver Has Enhanced Glucose Tolerance And Improved Insulin Response
Background


Optical diagnostic biochips

References:
  1. April 26, 2005 - Microscopes At Microscopic Size
Background


Gene mutation and sleep need

References:
  1. April 27, 2005 - Gene mutation slashes need for sleep
  2. April 28, 2005 - Scientists find 'key sleep gene'
  3. April 28, 2005 - Slumbering Fruit Flies Shed Light on Genetics of Sleep Needs
  4. April 28, 2005 - Researchers Identify Sleep Gene
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. April 27, 2005 - Researchers Make Gains In Understanding Antibiotic Resistance
Background


Biomolecular motors

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Molecular Motors Cooperate In Moving Cellular Cargo
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Molecular Models Advance The Fight Against Malaria
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. April 28, 2005 - Programmable Cells: Engineer Turns Bacteria Into Living Computers
Background


Methylation and gene expression

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Method Shows How Precisely Gene Expression Signals Are Copied DNA Replication
Background


Detection of parasitic infections

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Researchers Identify Molecule For Detecting Parasitic Infection In Humans
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - New Insights Into HIV Immunity Suggest Alternative Approach To Vaccines
Background


Balanced diet sensing

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Ancient Enzyme Guides Healthy Eating In Mammals
Background


Obesity and dementia

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Obesity in middle age linked with dementia
Background


Nanobacteria claims

References:
  1. April 29, 2005 - Nanobacteria In Clouds Could Spread Disease, Scientists Claim
Background


Nano-particle drug formulations for inhalers

References:
  1. April 30, 2005 - Nano-particle Research Will Benefit Inhaler-users
Background


Neural precursor cells

References:
  1. April 30, 2005 - Important Brain Finding Results From Boy's Rare, Fatal Disease
Background


Fiber supplements and cholesterol control

  1. April 30, 2005 - Fiber Supplements May Lower Cardiovascular Risk In Type 2 Diabetics
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. April 30, 2005 - When opposites don't attract
Background


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