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Volume 4, Number 32
August 8, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Carbon nanotubes
Quantum dots as cancer diagnostic
Martian methane
Methane on Titan
Orbitronics
Quark-gluon plasma
Carbon cycle model
Optoelectronics
Quasars
Nanotechnology
San Andreas fault observatory
Nanophotonic waveguide

Life sciences

Avian flu
Alzheimer's disease
Stem cells
Cancer
Cell movement
Parkinson's disease
High-fat diet and appetite control
Fructose and weight gain
Perceptual code
Gene silencing
SARS
Aging and the brain
Cloned dog
Origins of the genetic code
Immunodominance
Visual perception
Bio-nanotubes for drug delivery
Primitive languages
Sensory tuning
The immune system
Gene regulation and chromatin
Faster genome sequencing
Control of transposons in bdelloid rotifers
Cell membrane proteins
Nerve cell mitochondria
Universal flu vaccine
Cardiovascular disease
Brain imaging studies


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Purity pays off for nanotubes
  2. August 2, 2005 - Researchers Take A Big Step Forward In Making Smaller Circuits
Background


Quantum dots as cancer diagnostic

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Smart nanoprobes light up disease
  2. August 16, 2005 - 'Smart' Nanoprobes Light Up Disease: Quantum Dots Programmed To Glow In Presence Of Enzyme Activity
Background


Martian methane

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Methane on Mars: the plot thickens
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - Titan may be as dry as a bone
  2. August 4, 2005 - Saturn moon Titan 'dry as a bone'
Background


Orbitronics

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - 'Orbitronics' Could Keep Silicon-based Computing Going After Today's Technology Reaches Its Limits
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Detecting The Traces Of Mystery Matter
Background


Carbon cycle model

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Fossil Fuel Emissions Can Overwhelm Planet's Ability To Absorb Carbon
Background


Optoelectronics

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Optoelectronic Integration Overcoming Processor Bottlenecks
  2. August 7, 2005 - Optoelectronics To Increase The Broadband Flow
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Finds Hidden, Hungry Black Holes
  2. August 7, 2005 - NASA's Spitzer Finds Hidden, Hungry Black Holes
  3. August 8, 2005 - Voracious black holes hide their appetite in dusty galaxies
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Just add salt
Background


San Andreas fault observatory

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - San Andreas earthquake observatory achieves milestone as drillers penetrate the active fault zone
  2. August 8, 2005 - San Andreas Earthquake Observatory Achieves Milestone As Drillers Penetrate The Active Fault Zone
Background


Nanophotonic waveguide

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - A New Kind of Nanophotonic Waveguide
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 1, 2005 - UK firm's bird flu vaccine hope
  2. August 1, 2005 - Bird flu moves towards Europe
  3. August 3, 2005 - Flu pandemic: lethal yet preventable
  4. August 3, 2005 - Researchers Model Avian Flu Outbreak, Impact Of Interventions
  5. August 4, 2005 - Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak
  6. August 4, 2005 - On A Wing And A Prayer: Alaska Researchers Seek Clues To Bird Flu
  7. August 7, 2005 - Avian Flu Vaccine Set for U.S. Production
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 1, 2005 - Early Warning Signs Of Alzheimer's Show Up Across Cognitive Areas Years Before Official Diagnosis
  2. August 1, 2005 - Anti-inflammatory Function Of Alzheimer's Disease Drugs Revealed
  3. August 2, 2005 - Alzheimer's Disease; New Approach, New Possibilities?
  4. August 4, 2005 - Link between Alzheimers disease and traumatic brain damage clarified
  5. August 6, 2005 - Smoking Gun For Alzheimer's Disease
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 1, 2005 - Well-known Protein Helps Stem Cells Become Secretory Cells
  2. August 2, 2005 - Master Regulatory Gene Found That Guides Fate Of Blood-producing Stem Cells
  3. August 3, 2005 - Research Casts Doubt On Circulating Stem Cells
  4. August 4, 2005 - Tissue Regeneration Operates Differently Than Expected
  5. August 5, 2005 - Discarded Placentas Deliver Researchers Promising Cells Similar To Embryonic Stem Cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 1, 2005 - Enzyme Deficiency May Contribute To Liver Cancer
  2. August 2, 2005 - Nanotechnology kills cancer cells
  3. August 2, 2005 - Nanotube-Laser Combo Selectively Targets Cancer Cells
  4. August 2, 2005 - Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Prostate Tumor Cell Growth In Culture
  5. August 2, 2005 - Researcher Uncovers Details Of How Cancer Spreads
  6. August 3, 2005 - Experts home in on cancer genes
  7. August 3, 2005 - Finding May Explain Link Between Alcohol And Certain Cancers
  8. August 4, 2005 - Scientists Discover Anti-cancer Mechanism That Arrests Early Prostate Cancer
  9. August 5, 2005 - Ovarian Cancer Risk And Consumption Of Milk Products And Lactose
  10. August 5, 2005 - Clue to stopping prostate cancer
  11. August 6, 2005 - Chip made to spot worst cancers
Background


Cell movement

References:
  1. August 1, 2005 - New Understanding Of Cell Movement May Yield Ways To Brake Cancer's Spread
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Amphetamines relieve Parkinsons-like symptoms
  2. August 2, 2005 - Amphetamines reverse Parkinsons disease symptoms in mice
  3. August 2, 2005 - Ecstasy eases Parkinson's in mice
Background


High-fat diet and appetite control

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Rats' Response To 'Stop Snacking' Signal Diminished By High Fat Diet
Background


Fructose and weight gain

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Research May Provide New Link Between Soft Drinks And Weight Gain
Background


Perceptual code

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Cracking The Perception Code
Background


Gene silencing

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Gene Silencing Technique Offers New Strategy For Treating, Curing Disease
Background


SARS

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Researchers discover key to how SARS virus infects cells
Background


Aging and the brain

References:
  1. August 2, 2005 - Human cerebellum and cortex age in very different ways
Background


Cloned dog

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - First Cloned Dog Raises Issues of Science, Ethics and Policy
  2. August 3, 2005 - Worlds first canine clone is revealed
  3. August 3, 2005 - S Korea unveils first dog clone
  4. August 3, 2005 - Snuppy rewards dogged approach
  5. August 4, 2005 - World's first cloned dog takes a bow-wow
  6. August 4, 2005 - First Cloned Dog Is a One-in-a-Thousand Success
  7. August 6, 2008 - Researchers Produce First Cloned Canine
Background


Origins of the genetic code

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - Scientists crack 40-year-old DNA puzzle and point to hot soup at the origin of life
Background


Immunodominance

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - A New Understanding Of How Immune System Targets Disease
Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - Brain Scientists Offer Insight Into Vision
Background


Bio-nanotubes for drug delivery

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - 'Smart' Bio-nanotubes Developed; May Help In Drug Delivery
Background


Primitive languages

References:
  1. August 3, 2005 - Studies of Amazonian languages challenge linguistic theories
Background


Sensory tuning

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Grasshopper Love Songs Give Insight Into Sensory Tuning
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - 'License To Kill' Enables Powerful Immune Attack Cells In Mice
Background


Gene regulation and chromatin

References:
  1. August 4, 2005 - Molecular partners required for appropriate neuronal gene repression
  2. August 8, 2005 - Molecular Partners Required For Appropriate Neuronal Gene Repression
Background


Faster genome sequencing

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - Recipe for D-I-Y DNA Decoding Revealed
  2. August 5, 2005 - Genome sequencing going cheap
Background


Control of transposons in bdelloid rotifers

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - Researchers Probe How An Ancient Microbe Thrives And Evolves Without Sex
Background


Cell membrane proteins

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - Structure Of Membrane Protein Described
Background


Nerve cell mitochondria

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - Nerve cells power plants caught in a traffic jam
  2. August 9, 2005 - Nerve Cells' Power Plants Caught In A Traffic Jam
Background


Universal flu vaccine

References:
  1. August 5, 2005 - One 'cure all' flu jab for life
  2. August 8, 2005 - Seeking a simpler flu shot
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 6, 2005 - Prehypertension Triples Heart Attack Risk
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. August 7, 2005 - 'Thoughts read' via brain scans
Background


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