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Volume 4, Number 26
June 27, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

X-ray flashers
Water on Mars
Nanotechnology
Extrasolar planets
Superfluid Fermi gas
Very short-range gravity measurements
Fastest supercomputers
Excitons
Estimating ancient CO2 levels
Brown dwarf stars
Nanomech memory
Quantum computing

Life sciences

Deriving sperm and eggs from stem cells
Brain-imaging studies
Role of NMDA receptors in learning and memory
Cancer
Stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Oxygen and complex life
Genes linked to obesity
MicroRNA gene regulation
Middle-age fertility and aging
Cloning
Extremophiles
Single neurons and memory
Mechanical properties of cells
Parallel genomic computation
Regulation of immune response
Microtubles
B-cells and CD22
Prosthetic arm
Innate immune system
Bioinformatics


X-ray flashers

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Baby Bursts Shed Light on Biggest Blasts in the Sky
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Ancient Floods On Mars: Where Iani Chaos Opens Into Ares Vallis
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 21, 2005 - New Magnetic Herding Technique Proposed To Manipulate The Very Small
  2. June 22, 2005 - Scientists have created worlds tiniest uniform, precisely shaped organic particles
  3. June 24, 2005 - New Material Could Improve Fabrication Of Nanoscale Components
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Hubble spies lord of the stellar rings
  2. June 23, 2005 - NASA's Hubble Chases Unruly Planet
  3. June 26, 2005 - Elusive Planet Reshapes a Ring Around Neighboring Star
Background


Superfluid Fermi gas

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Vortices seen in Fermi gas
  2. June 22, 2005 - Superfluidity in an Ultracold Gas of Fermion Atoms
  3. June 25, 2005 - Physicists Create New Form Of Matter
  4. June 26, 2005 - Physicists create new form of matter
Background


Very short-range gravity measurements

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Gravity is Normal Down to the 100-nm Level
Background


Fastest supercomputers

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Custom clusters top global supercomputer rankings
  2. June 22, 2005 - Supercomputers step up the pace
Background


Excitons

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Researchers send 'heavy photons' over world-record distances
Background


Estimating ancient CO2 levels

References:
  1. June 23, 2005 - Deep sea algae connect ancient climate, carbon dioxide and vegetation
  2. June 27, 2005 - Deep Sea Algae Connect Ancient Climate, Carbon Dioxide And Vegetation
Background


Brown dwarf stars

References:
  1. June 24, 2005 - Violent jet detected spewing from brown dwarf
Background


Nanomech memory

References:
  1. June 24, 2005 - Nano-levers point to futuristic gadgets
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 26, 2005 - Quantum computer springs a leak
Background


Deriving sperm and eggs from stem cells

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Further steps towards artificial eggs and sperm
  2. June 20, 2005 - Early sperm cells grown in the lab
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Orgasms: a real turn-off for women
  2. June 21, 2005 - Brain Areas Shut Off During Female Orgasm
Background


Role of NMDA receptors in learning and memory

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - New Findings Support A Central Role For NMDA Receptors In Learning And Memory
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Scientists Announce World's Most Sensitive Cancer Test
  2. June 20, 2005 - Silenced Gene Suggests Greater Risk, Possible Marker For African-Americans With Prostate Cancer
  3. June 20, 2005 - Does Zinc Fight Prostate Cancer?
  4. June 22, 2005 - Thalidomide Treatment Proves Better Than Conventional Chemotherapy For Multiple Myeloma
  5. June 23, 2005 - Harmless Virus Kills Some Cancers
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Eggs from embryonic stem cells could benefit sterile women
  2. June 20, 2005 - Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory
  3. June 22, 2005 - Stem Cells Grown In Lab Mirror Normal Developmental Steps
  4. June 24, 2005 - Researchers Grow Stem Cells From Human Skin
  5. June 24, 2005 - Researchers discover mechanism that may enable stem cell-based treatment for eye disorders
  6. June 24, 2005 - Researchers discover stem cell 'guide' that may be key for targeting neural stem cell treatments
  7. June 25, 2005 - Breakthrough Study Finds Adult Stem Cells
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimers and frontotemporal dementia
  2. June 20, 2005 - Brain may signal early who will get Alzheimer's
  3. June 22, 2005 - Enzyme Family Plays Role In Alzheimer's
  4. June 24, 2005 - New Computer Program Uses Brain Scans To Assess Risk Of Alzheimer's
Background


Oxygen and complex life

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Does life exist on other planets?
Background


Genes linked to obesity

References:
  1. June 20, 2005 - Researchers link 3 new genes to obesity
Background


MicroRNA gene regulation

References:
  1. June 21, 2005 - Flipping the genetic switch
  2. June 23, 2005 - Molecular steps involved in the creation of gene-silencing MicroRNAs identified - also here
  3. June 24, 2005 - MicroRNAs play a big part in gene regulation - and evolution
Background


Middle-age fertility and aging

References:
  1. June 21, 2005 - Fertility in middle age linked with anti-ageing
  2. June 21, 2005 - Genes help women over 45 conceive
  3. June 22, 2005 - Super-fertile women have special genes
  4. June 22, 2005 - Genetic profile may help fertility
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. June 21, 2005 - 'Ripened eggs' used for cloning work
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. June 21, 2005 - Bacteria Pull Off Photosynthesis sans Sunlight
Background


Single neurons and memory

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Why your brain has a Jennifer Aniston cell
  2. June 22, 2005 - Jennifer Aniston strikes a nerve
  3. June 23, 2005 - Celebs on the brain?
Background


Mechanical properties of cells

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Inner Structure Of Cells Behaves Much As Molten Glass
Background


Parallel genomic computation

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - Genomic sequences processed in minutes, rather than weeks
Background


Regulation of immune response

References:
  1. June 22, 2005 - A protein in the eye may prevent immune response and protect eyes from disease
Background


Microtubles

References:
  1. June 23, 2005 - The Making And Breaking Of Microtubules
Background


B-cells and CD22

References:
  1. June 23, 2005 - Scientists Identify the Target of an Immune Suppression Molecule Called CD22 - Itself
Background


Prosthetic arm

References:
  1. June 23, 2005 - 'Bionic' arm brings back sense of touch
Background


Innate immune system

References:
  1. June 24, 2005 - Scientists Solve Structure Of A Critical Innate Immune System Protein
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. June 25, 2005 - Online Analytical Toolbox For Cancer And Other Biomedical Research
Background


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