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Volume 4, Number 31
August 1, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

DNA nanotechnology
Supercomputers
Recently-formed spiral arms in an older galaxy
Quantum entanglement
Extreme ultraviolet lithography
Flexible photovoltaic cells
Carbon nanotubes
Human-like android
Geoneutrinos
Organic compounds in early galaxies
Spintronics
Neon and stellar convection zones
Martian water
Plate tectonics
Fuel cells
Enceladus
Molecular machines

Life sciences

Cancer
Stem cells
Cardiovascular disease
Appetite control hormone
Brain-imaging studies
Anti-infection therapy
Herpes virus
Predicting longevity in nematodes
Avian flu
Australopithecus afarensis
Gene therapy
Gene swapping in viruses
Bioinformatics
The immune system
Habit learning
Brain storage of emotional experience
Speciation through hybridization
Evolution of mating behavior
Mammalian genome comparisons
Alzheimer's disease
Gene swapping in viruses
SIR2 genes and longevity
RNA dynamics
Malaria
Pseudomonas defense mechanism
AIDS
Faster genome sequencing


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - DNA-based Molecular Nano-wires
Background


Supercomputers

References:
  1. July 26, 2005 - How 10 quadrillion sums a second will make computer the world's fastest
  2. July 26, 2005 - Japan plans mind-boggling number-cruncher
  3. July 27, 2005 - Pittsburgh Center Unveils A Bigger, Faster Supercomputer Called 'Big Ben'
Background


Recently-formed spiral arms in an older galaxy

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Galaxy's vast hidden arms revealed
  2. July 28, 2005 - NASA Telescope Reveals Nearby Galaxy's Invisible Arms
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Physicists Entangle Photon and Atom in Atomic Cloud
Background


Extreme ultraviolet lithography

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Predicting The Lifetime Of Extreme UV Optics
Background


Flexible photovoltaic cells

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Flexible Photovoltaic Cells
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Researchers Help Sort Out The Carbon Nanotube Problem
Background


Human-like android

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Japanese develop 'female' android
Background


Geoneutrinos

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Geoneutrinos make their debut
Background


Organic compounds in early galaxies

References:
  1. July 28, 2005 - Galaxies hold chemical key to the past
  2. July 29, 2005 - Life's ingredients found in early universe
  3. August 5, 2005 - Spitzer Finds Life Components In Young Universe
Background, Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - New Spintronic Speed Record
Background


Neon and stellar convection zones

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - NASA's Chandra Neon Discovery Solves Solar Paradox
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - Ice lake found on the Red Planet
  2. August 1, 2005 - Water Ice In Crater At Martian North Pole
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. July 30, 2005 - Seismic Study Shakes Up Plate Tectonics
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. July 30, 2005 - Catalyst Support Structures Facilitate High-temperature Fuel Reforming
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. July 30, 2005 - Cassini eyes youthful-looking Saturnian moon
Background


Molecular machines

References:
  1. July 31, 2005 - Single Molecule Is In Driver's Seat Of Molecular Machine
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Unraveling A Stomach Cancer Puzzle
  2. July 25, 2005 - Decreased Breast Cancer Survival Associated With High TRAIL-R2 Expression
  3. July 26, 2005 - Potential 'Weak Link' Between Virus And Liver Cancer Discovered
  4. July 26, 2005 - Nanotech Moves Closer to Cure
  5. July 27, 2005 - Gene Found In 90 Percent Of Breast Cancers May Be Cancer Vaccine Target
  6. July 27, 2005 - Nanocell's double hit on cancer
  7. July 28, 2005 - MIT engineers an anti-cancer smart bomb
  8. July 28, 2005 - Cancer cells' need to roam
  9. July 28, 2005 - Researchers identify gene set linked to breast cancers spread to lungs
  10. July 28, 2005 - Combination Hormone/Vaccine Therapy For Prostate Cancer May Benefit Patients Whose Disease Returns
  11. July 29, 2005 - Study Finds Multiple Markers For Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  12. July 29, 2005 - Broccoli Packs Powerful Punch To Bladder Cancer Cells
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Trial to Test Stem Cells for Heart Attacks
  2. July 26, 2005 - Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals
  3. July 27, 2005 - New Finding May Aid Adult Stem Cell Collection
  4. July 28, 2005 - Circulating Stem Cells Play Small Role In Lung Repair
  5. July 28, 2005 - Bone marrow may be source of new egg-cell generation in adult mammals
  6. July 30, 2005 - Body's own cells may mend muscles
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Researchers figure out how hearts fail
Background


Appetite control hormone

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Hormone jab naturally reduces appetite
  2. July 25, 2005 - Gut hormone jab aids weight loss
  3. July 30, 2005 - Hormone jab joins the obesity wars
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Blink and you really do 'miss it'
  2. July 25, 2005 - Blink and you miss it
  3. July 26, 2005 - Blink, and the brain misses it
Background


Anti-infection therapy

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Bacterial Cooperation As A Target For Anti-infectious Therapy
Background


Herpes virus

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - 'Achilles' Heel' Of The Herpes Virus Possibly Found
Background


Predicting longevity in nematodes

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Fluorescing Lab Worms Signal Longer Life Spans
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - Will we be ready?
Background


Australopithecus afarensis

References:
  1. July 25, 2005 - 'Lucy' walked upright just like us
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 26, 2005 - Nanoparticles Pass Muster as Vectors for Gene Therapy
  2. July 26, 2005 - Using Nanoparticles, In Vivo Gene Therapy Activates Brain Stem Cells
  3. July 27, 2005 - Diabetic nerve therapy shows striking results
Background


Gene swapping in viruses

References:
  1. July 26, 2005 - Flu mutates quicker than thought
  2. July 28, 2005 - Flu viruses mix it up
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. July 26, 2005 - Improved statistical tools reveal many linked loci
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - A new understanding of how immune system targets disease
Background


Habit learning

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Humans learn without explicit thought
  2. July 28, 2005 - Habit Leads To Learning, New Study Shows
Background


Brain storage of emotional experience

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Neuroscientists identify how trauma triggers long-lasting memories in the brain
Background


Speciation through hybridization

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - New animal species evolved in an instant
Background


Evolution of mating behavior

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - New Study Explores The Evolution Of Male Parental Care And Female Multiple Mating
Background


Mammalian genome comparisons

References:
  1. July 27, 2005 - Multi-Species Genome Comparison Sheds New Light On Evolutionary Processes, Cancer Mutations
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 28, 2005 - Alzheimers disease; new approach, new possibilities?
Background


SIR2 genes and longevity

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - Family Of Life-extending Genes Discovered; Discovery Sheds Light On How A Low-calorie Diet Extends Lifespan
Background


RNA dynamics

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - Study Of RNA Dynamics May Help In Drug Design
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. July 29, 2005 - Malaria mechanism revealed
Background


Pseudomonas defense mechanism

References:
  1. July 30, 2005 - Immune System's Distress Signal Tells Bacteria When To Strike Back
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 30, 2005 - Researchers Offer New Approach For Testing Potential HIV Vaccines In Animals
Background


Faster genome sequencing

References:
  1. July 31, 2005 - Fast sequencing comes to light
  2. August 1, 2005 - DNA Sequencing Speeds Up
Background


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