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Volume 4, Number 24
June 13, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Gravitational waves
Quantum cryptography
Gamma-ray bursts
Motor transport in bio-nano systems
Reclusive galaxies
Active galactic nuclei
Mantle plumes
Quantum computing
Global warming
Methane on Titan
Methane on Mars
Supernova remnants
Fuel cells
Carbon nanotubes
Ocean absorption of CO2
Strong force symmetry breaking
Nanotechnology

Life sciences

Stem cells
Cancer
Computer simulation of the brain
Computer simulation of DNA transcription
Embryonic development of the nervous system
Gene therapy
Number sense in monkeys
Diet and longevity
Leptin, obesity and prenatal nutrition
Brain-imaging studies
Glial cells
MicroRNA and cancer
Neural mechanism of visual attention
Fat cells
Proteomics
"Nanoprinting" of DNA microroarrays
Alzheimer's disease
Virus penetration of host cell membrane
Early life
Prions
Hepatitis C
Stem cell division and microRNA
Obesity, insulin resistance, and aging
Phosphatases, RNAi, and apoptosis regulation
Immune system cell division
Diabetes
Computer simulation of cell communication


Gravitational waves

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - NASA Sees Orbiting Stars Flooding Space With Gravitational Waves
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Leading Theories Of Cosmic Explosions Contradicted In A Flash
  2. June 9, 2005 - Astronomers Hot On The Trail Of Nature's Exotic Flashers
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
  2. June 6, 2005 - NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
  3. June 7, 2005 - Quantum cryptography network gets wireless link
Background


Motor transport in bio-nano systems

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Motor Transport In Bio-nano Systems
Background


Reclusive galaxies

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Galactic loners produce more stars
Background


Active galactic nuclei

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Astronomers Find Evidence Supporting Theory Of Quasars
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Looking Deep In Earth, Researchers See Upwellings That Could Be Root Of Volcanic Islands
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - NIST Demonstrates Key Step In Use Of Quantum Computers For Code-Breaking
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Global warming is a 'clear and increasing threat'
  2. June 8, 2005 - World scientists urge CO2 action
  3. June 8, 2005 - Humans heat the oceans, study finds
  4. June 8, 2005 - Academies Warn of Warming
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Hydrocarbon volcano discovered on Titan
  2. June 8, 2005 - Titan disappoints ocean hunters
  3. June 9, 2005 - Spewing volcano seen on Saturn's moon
  4. June 9, 2005 - Smog on Saturn Moon May Be From Volcano
  5. June 10, 2005 - Scientists Discover Possible Titan Volcano
  6. June 10, 2005 - An eruption of evidence may unlock Titan's mystery
  7. June 11, 2005 - Scientists Discover Possible Titan Volcano
Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Methane Doesn't Necessarily Mean Life On Mars
Background


Supernova remnants

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Supernova Remnant Menagerie
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Propane powers fuel cells
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 10, 2005 - Scientists use nanotechnology to create worlds fastest method for transmitting information in cell phones and computers
  2. June 10, 2005 - World's Fastest Method For Sending Data In Cell Phones, Computers Created With Nanotubes
  3. June 10, 2005 - 'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise For Fuel Cells
  4. June 12, 2005 - Worlds smallest toothbrush scrubs capillaries clean
Background


Ocean absorption of CO2

References:
  1. June 10, 2005 - New findings show a slow recovery from extreme global warming episode 55 million years ago
Background


Strong force symmetry breaking

References:
  1. June 10, 2005 - X-rays reveal more about exotic atoms
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 12, 2005 - Brush up on your nanotechnology
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Stem Cell Advances May Make Moral Issue Moot
  2. June 6, 2005 - Fetal Cells Nix Rules, Fix Hearts
  3. June 8, 2005 - Team IDs Mechanism For Multiplying Adult Stem Cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Researchers Demonstrate Use Of Gold Nanoparticles For Cancer Detection
  2. June 6, 2005 - Suppressing Growth Hormone In Early Adulthood May Prevent Cancer
  3. June 6, 2005 - Cancer Killing Virus Shows Early Promise Against Colorectal Cancer
  4. June 6, 2005 - Gene linked to lower breast cancer risk
  5. June 7, 2005 - Scientist Makes Breakthrough In Pancreatic Cancer Research
  6. June 8, 2005 - Omega-3 Offers Hope For New Anti-breast Cancer Drugs
  7. June 8, 2005 - Test Accurately Predicts Aggressiveness Of Breast Cancer
  8. June 9, 2005 - Cancer Hijacks Body's Wound-healing Process
  9. June 9, 2005 - Breast Cancer Uses Growth Factors To Lure Stem Cells
  10. June 10, 2005 - New advances may slow tumor growth in pancreatic cancer
  11. June 11, 2005 - New Advances May Slow Tumor Growth In Pancreatic Cancer
  12. June 11, 2005 - Discovery Offers Promising Lead In Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Background


Computer simulation of the brain

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Mission to build a simulated brain begins
  2. June 6, 2005 - Blue Brain: Illuminating the Mind
Background


Computer simulation of DNA transcription

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Chemists Use Computer Simulation To Enhance Understanding Of DNA Transcription
Background


Embryonic development of the nervous system

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Developing Nervous System Sculpted By Opposing Chemical Messengers
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Gene therapy hope for arthritis
  2. June 9, 2005 - Should deadly viruses be used to treat cystic fibrosis?
Background


Number sense in monkeys

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Monkey Hear, Monkey Count
Background


Diet and longevity

References:
  1. June 6, 2005 - Calories May Not Count in Life Extension
Background, Background


Leptin, obesity and prenatal nutrition

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Study shows why poor prenatal nutrition leads to obesity
  2. June 8, 2005 - Leptin Surge Produces Overweight Offspring from Underfed Moms-to-Be
  3. June 11, 2005 - How mum's diet ups obesity risk
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Love May Be A Lateralized Brain Function, Like Speech; Links Seen To Stalking, Suicide, Clinical Depression, Even Autism
Background


Glial cells

References:
  1. June 7, 2005 - Studying Glial Cells In The Roundworm May Provide Insight Into Human Brain Diseases
Background


MicroRNA and cancer

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - New suspect implicated in the development of cancer
  2. June 8, 2005 - Cancer jigsaw includes tiny genetic molecules
  3. June 8, 2005 - Study establishes new class of cancer-causing genes
  4. June 9, 2005 - Cancer experts in a spin over tiny RNA
  5. June 22, 2005 - Cancer link: microRNA grabs the spotlight
Background, Background


Neural mechanism of visual attention

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - Research Explains How The Brain Finds Waldo
Background


Fat cells

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - 'Brown Fat' Cells Hold Clues For Possible Obesity Treatments
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. June 8, 2005 - New Device Could Shorten Drug Development
Background


"Nanoprinting" of DNA microroarrays

References:
  1. June 9, 2005 - Nanoprinter Could Mass-produce Nano-devices
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 9, 2005 - 'Molecular zipper' may hold important clues to Alzheimers, Parkinsons and mad cow disease
  2. June 10, 2005 - New strategy for protecting brain against Alzheimers disease: Enhancing the innate immune system
  3. June 10, 2005 - New Memory Drug Works Best In Combination With Older Remedy
Background


Virus penetration of host cell membrane

References:
  1. June 9, 2005 - Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered
Background


Early life

References:
  1. June 9, 2005 - There's Life in That Oil!
Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 10, 2005 - Deadly infectious entity of prions discovered
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. June 10, 2005 - Team Finds 'Ancestral' Hepatitis-C Virus At The Root Of Evolution In Infections
  2. June 11, 2005 - 'Test tube' hope for hep C drug
Background


Stem cell division and microRNA

References:
  1. June 11, 2005 - Discovery Suggests Why Stem Cells Run Through Stop Signs
Background


Obesity, insulin resistance, and aging

References:
  1. June 11, 2005 - Obesity and insulin resistance age cells
Background, Background, Background


Phosphatases, RNAi, and apoptosis regulation

References:
  1. June 12, 2005 - New Regulators Of Apoptosis And Chemoresistance Identified
Background


Immune system cell division

References:
  1. June 12, 2005 - Immune Cells' Genetic 'Jam Session' Is Controlled By Cell Division Machinery
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 12, 2005 - Scientists Confirm Link Between PKC Enzyme And Kidney Disease In Diabetes
  2. June 12, 2005 - Lowering Resistance To Insulin May Delay Or Prevent Onset Of Type 2 Diabetes
Background


Computer simulation of cell communication

References:
  1. June 12, 2005 - Scientists Create Digital Bacteria To Forge Advances In Biomedical Research
Background


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