Open Questions Chronicle

[OQC Home] [Open Questions] [Site Map] [Previous] [Next]

Volume 4, Number 19
May 9, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Possibility of life on Mars
Global warming
Pentaquarks
Retinal prostheses
Nanotechnology
Grid computing
Solar nebula lifetime
Earth's Hadean period

Life sciences

Cancer
Dating early metazoa
Control of inflammatory response
AIDS
Evolution of Alu elements in DNA
Lonliness and the immune system
Genetic divergence between humans and chimpanzees
Leptin and food craving
Alzheimer's disease
Regenerative abilities of planeria
Neanderthals
DNA structural biology
Monoclonal antibody production
Free radicals and life extension in mice
Stem cells
Cell migration
Cellular ion channels
Lateral gene transfer
Carbon sequestration by tree roots
Bacterial defense against neutrophils
Extremophiles
Histones and gene regulation
MicroRNA and gene regulation
Gene networks
Brain-imaging studies


Possibility of life on Mars

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Scientists: Life on Mars Likely
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Earth Holding On to Sun's Heat, Study Suggests
  2. May 5, 2005 - Clearing smog has led to 'global brightening'
  3. May 5, 2005 - Clear skies end global dimming
  4. May 6, 2005 - Cleaner air makes brighter skies
Background


Pentaquarks

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Is It Or Isn't It? Pentaquark Debate Heats Up
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Six Previously Blind Patients Detect Light, Motion, Identify Objects With Retinal Prostheses
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 4, 2005 - New Materials Provide Insight Into Radioactivity In The Environment, Self-assembling Nanostructures
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. May 5, 2005 - Fermilab's DZero Experiment Crunches Record Data With The Grid
Background


Solar nebula lifetime

References:
  1. May 5, 2005 - Physicist Dates Lifetime Of Solar Nebula At Two Million Years
Background


Earth's Hadean period

References:
  1. May 6, 2005 - Myth of hellish Earth doused in water
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Researchers Determine Mechanism Of Action Of Chemotherapy Drug
  2. May 2, 2005 - Blocking COX-1 Slows Tumor Growth In Mice
  3. May 2, 2005 - Researchers Show New Drug May Help Treat Certain Forms Of Leukemia
  4. May 3, 2005 - Allicin In Wonderland: Scientists 'Weaponize' An Antibody To Deliver Continuous Attacks On Cancer Cells
  5. May 4, 2005 - Keeping Cancer In Check
  6. May 6, 2005 - Compound From Chinese Medicine Shows Promise In Head And Neck Cancer
  7. May 6, 2005 - Viruses May One Day Help Treat Brain Tumors
Background


Dating early metazoa

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Geologists' Find Is Evolutionary
Background


Control of inflammatory response

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Medical Researchers Show Protein's Role In Stopping Bacterial-induced Inflammation
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Investigators Discover How Resting T Cells Avoid HIV Infection
Background


Evolution of Alu elements in DNA

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Scientists Track 'Stealth' DNA Elements In Primate Evolution
Background


Lonliness and the immune system

References:
  1. May 2, 2005 - Being a loner reduces immunity and heart health
Background, Background


Genetic divergence between humans and chimpanzees

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Fastest-evolving genes in humans and chimps revealed
Background


Leptin and food craving

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - MRI Study Shows Hormone Leptin Alters Brains, May Ease Cravings Of People With Obesity Gene
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slowed In Gene Therapy Patients
Background


Regenerative abilities of planeria

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Lost Limb? Worm May Hold Answers
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. May 3, 2005 - Neanderthals and humans shared cave
Background


DNA structural biology

References:
  1. May 4, 2005 - Major Advance Made On DNA Structure
Background


Monoclonal antibody production

References:
  1. May 4, 2005 - Scientists Create Plant Factories Churning Out Antibodies Against Tumor Cells
Background


Free radicals and life extension in mice

References:
  1. May 5, 2005 - Modified mice enjoy one-fifth more life
  2. May 6, 2005 - Mouse Research Bolsters Controversial Theory of Aging
  3. May 6, 2005 - Antioxidants a key to 'long life'
  4. May 6, 2005 - Scientists give mice boost in longevity
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 5, 2005 - Eggs taken from stem cells may delay the menopause
  2. May 7, 2005 - Ovarian Cells Yield Human Eggs
Background


Cell migration

References:
  1. May 5, 2005 - New Tool Reveals Secrets Of Migrating Cells
Background


Cellular ion channels

References:
  1. May 6, 2005 - Scientists Propose New Method For Studying Ion Channel Kinetics
Background


Lateral gene transfer

References:
  1. May 6, 2005 - Where Bacteria Get Their Genes
Background


Carbon sequestration by tree roots

References:
  1. May 6, 2005 - New Study Of Tree Roots Will Alter Carbon-sequestration Models
Background


Bacterial defense against neutrophils

References:
  1. May 6, 2005 - Scientists Reveal How Disease Bacterium Survives Inside Immune System Cell
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. May 7, 2005 - Scientists Unravel Real-world Clues To Earth's Mysteries
Background


Histones and gene regulation

References:
  1. May 7, 2005 - Chemist Part Of Team Identifying New Areas Of Gene Regulation
Background


MicroRNA and gene regulation

References:
  1. May 8, 2005 - Scientists Find MicroRNAs Regulate Plant Development
Background


Gene networks

References:
  1. May 8, 2005 - Researchers Develop Promising New Gene Network Analysis Method
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 8, 2005 - Brain scans reveal racial biases
Background


Copyright © 2005 by Charles Daney, All Rights Reserved