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Volume 4, Number 35
August 29, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Controlling speed of light in optical fiber
Climate modeling
Supernovae
Fuel cells
Quantum entanglement
Gamma-ray bursts
Strange quarks inside protons
Carbon sequestration
Whole-mantle convection in the Earth
Magma sources of Earth's crust
Rotation of Earth's core
Laser-driven fusion
Earthquakes
Enceladus
Superconductivity
Permian mass extinction
Nanotechnology

Life sciences

Cancer
Aging, insulin, and diabetes
Bacterial entry into cells
Marker for heart failure
Avian flu
Stem cells
Cloning
Gene therapy
Nucleotide sequence databases
Diabetes
Placebo effect
Recursive splicing of genes
Amino acid chirality problem
Music perception
Brain-imaging studies
Parkinson's disease
RNA and the immune system
C-reactive protein
Alzheimer's disease
Biofilms and antibiotic resistance
The immune system
Mitochondria and the immune system
Cellular histone regulation
Malaria
Prions
SARS and small interfering RNA


Controlling speed of light in optical fiber

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Light That Travels ... Faster Than Light!
  2. August 23, 2005 - Fibres control the speed of light
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Field Tests Unite Weather And Climate Models
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Supernova 1987A: Fast Forward To The Past
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - Coal-powered fuel cell aims for efficiency
  2. August 25, 2005 - Chemical Discovery Could Revolutionize Polymer Fuel Cells
  3. August 25, 2005 - Chemical Could Revolutionize Polymer Fuel Cells
  4. August 25, 2005 - High-power fuel cells go portable
  5. August 30, 2005 - Engineers Create New Method To Drive Fuel Cells For Portable Electronics
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Physicists Entangle Photon And Atom In Atomic Cloud
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - First simultaneous observation of a gamma-ray burst in the X-ray and in the very high energy gamma ray band
Background


Strange quarks inside protons

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - The Proton's Strange Magnetism
Background


Carbon sequestration

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Trees don't suck up carbon dioxide as hoped
  2. August 26, 2005 - Researchers Find That Carbon Dioxide Does Not Boost Forest Growth
  3. August 26, 2005 - Study Yields Mixed Results On Potential For Pine Trees To Store Extra Carbon Dioxide
Background


Whole-mantle convection in the Earth

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Study Reconciles Long-standing Contradiction Of Deep-earth Dynamics
  2. August 25, 2005 - Study reconciles long-standing contradiction of deep-earth dynamics
Background


Magma sources of Earth's crust

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Deep magmatic plumbing of mid-ocean ridges revealed
  2. August 29, 2005 - New Images Reveal Different Magma Pools Form The Ocean's Crust
  3. September 7, 2005 - New Images Suggest Oceanic Crust Generated From Several Magma Sources
Background


Rotation of Earth's core

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - How the Earth spins
  2. August 26, 2005 - Earths core rotating faster than the crust
  3. August 26, 2005 - Earth's core runs ahead of crust
  4. August 26, 2005 - Earths core rotates faster than its crust
  5. August 27, 2005 - Earth's Core Rotates Faster Than Its Crust
  6. August 28, 2005 - Earth's core rotates faster than its crust
  7. August 29, 2005 - Earth's core spins faster than crust
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Critical breakthrough
Background


Laser-driven fusion

References:
  1. August 26, 2005 - Lasers trigger cleaner fusion
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. August 27, 2005 - Lessons from the temblor that produced tsunamis and other global effects
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. August 27, 2005 - Enceladus: Small but feisty
Background


Permian mass extinction

References:
  1. August 28, 2005 - Climate Model Links Higher Temperatures to Prehistoric Extinction
  2. August 28, 2005 - Climate Model Links Higher Temperatures To Prehistoric Extinction
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 28, 2005 - Molecular motors push liquid uphill
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Unerring hormone delivers cancer drug
  2. August 22, 2005 - Scientists Find Cell Surface Enzyme Matriptase Causes Cancer
  3. August 22, 2005 - Immune System Finding Paves Way For Vaccine Use In Some Leukemia, Lymphoma Cancers
  4. August 22, 2005 - Energy management in cells may hold key to cancer defense
  5. August 23, 2005 - Study Shows Enzyme Linked To Spread Of Breast Cancer Cells
  6. August 23, 2005 - Slipping past the blood brain barrier: Research shows potential treatment for brain cancer
  7. August 23, 2005 - Reversal of role for a viral protein associated with the development of lymphoma
  8. August 23, 2005 - Immune system finding paves way for vaccine use in some leukemia, lymphoma cancers
  9. August 24, 2005 - Long-term Aspirin Use Reduces Risk For Colorectal Cancer
  10. August 24, 2005 - Long-term aspirin use reduces risk for colorectal cancer
  11. August 25, 2005 - Novel lipoplex nanoparticle to be used in 1st human trial treating advanced solid cancer
  12. August 25, 2005 - Antibiotics May Not Be Enough To Stop Recurrent Gastric Lymphoma Caused By Helicobacter Pylori
  13. August 25, 2005 - Antibiotics may not be enough to stop recurrent gastric lymphoma caused by Helicobacter pylori
  14. August 26, 2005 - Improving The Potential Of Cancer Vaccines
  15. August 26, 2005 - New role for gene that counteracts formation of tumors
  16. August 29, 2005 - New Role For Gene That Counteracts Formation Of Tumors
  17. August 26, 2005 - First gene associated with myeloproliferative diseases
Background


Aging, insulin, and diabetes

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Protein That Regulates Aging May Provide Key To New Diabetes Therapies
  2. August 26, 2005 - Scientists probe anti-ageing gene
  3. August 26, 2005 - Life-Lengthening Hormone Found in Mouse Research
  4. August 26, 2005 - Scientists Find That Protein Controls Aging By Controlling Insulin
  5. August 26, 2005 - Scientists find that protein controls aging by controlling insulin
Background


Bacterial entry into cells

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Hide and seek: Researchers discover a new way for infectious bacteria to enter cells
  2. August 24, 2005 - Hide And Seek: Researchers Discover A New Way For Infectious Bacteria To Enter Cells
Background


Marker for heart failure

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Researchers Find Potential Biomarker for Heart Failure
  2. August 25, 2005 - Researchers Find Potential Biomarker For Heart Failure
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu
  2. August 25, 2005 - Bird flu knocks on Europes door
  3. August 25, 2005 - Bird flu 'will spread to the UK'
  4. August 25, 2005 - EU urges watch on migrant birds
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. August 22, 2005 - Skin Cells Converted to Stem Cells
  2. August 23, 2005 - 'Ethical' stem cells may avoid egg dilemma
  3. August 23, 2005 - Stem cells made from skin
  4. August 23, 2005 - Adult Cells Transformed Into Stem Cells
  5. August 23, 2005 - Researchers devise new technique for creating human stem cells
  6. August 23, 2005 - Step towards making human lungs
  7. August 23, 2005 - Scientists make first step towards growing human lungs for transplant
  8. August 24, 2005 - Scientists Make First Step Towards Growing Human Lungs For Transplant
  9. August 24, 2005 - Scientists Grow Lung Cells From Stem Cells
  10. August 25, 2005 - Stem Cells With Heart Bypass Surgery Trial To Begin
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - First kittens for cloned wildcats
  2. August 23, 2005 - Cloned cats make own kitty litter
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - Gene therapy advance treats hemophilia in mouse models
Background


Nucleotide sequence databases

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - Public collections of DNA and RNA sequence reach 100 gigabases
  2. August 25, 2005 - Public Collections Of DNA And RNA Sequence Reach 100 Gigabases
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - Malfunctioning bone marrow cells sabotage nerve cells in diabetes
  2. August 24, 2005 - Type 2 Diabetes: Problems In The Furnace
  3. August 26, 2005 - Rate Of Cellular Energy Production Lower In Persons At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
Background


Placebo effect

References:
  1. August 23, 2005 - Placebos trigger an opioid hit in the brain
  2. August 23, 2005 - Placebo sparks brain painkillers
  3. August 24, 2005 - Scientists show how sugar pill eases pain
  4. August 24, 2005 - Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brains painkillers may cause "placebo effect"
  5. August 24, 2005 - Brain's Own Pain Relievers At Work in Placebo Effect, Study Suggests
  6. September 26, 2005 - Placebo effect is real
Background


Recursive splicing of genes

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Recursive Splicing: Research Reveals How Cells Process Large Genes
  2. August 24, 2005 - Research reveals how cells process large genes
Background


Amino acid chirality problem

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Space radiation may select amino acids for life
Background


Music perception

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Brain cells tune in to music
  2. September 9, 2005 - Research Shows Where Brain Interprets 'Pitch'
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Now You See It, Now You Don't: 'Change Blindness' Isn't Magic
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - New Target Found To Fight, Treat Parkinson's
  2. August 25, 2005 - New Target Found to Fight, Treat Parkinson's
Background


RNA and the immune system

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Study Finds A New Role For RNA In Human Immune Response
  2. August 24, 2005 - Study finds a new role for RNA in human immune response
Background


C-reactive protein

References:
  1. August 24, 2005 - Measuring C-reactive protein is early indicator of stiffened arteries
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Daydreaming brain linked to Alzheimer's
  2. August 25, 2005 - Idle brain invites dementia
  3. August 25, 2005 - New Research Suggests Heart Bypass Surgery Increases Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
  4. August 26, 2005 - New research suggests heart bypass surgery increases risk of Alzheimers disease
  5. August 26, 2005 - New Dye Could Offer Early Test For Alzheimer's; Technique Is Noninvasive
  6. August 27, 2005 - Brain Activity In Youth May Presage Alzheimer's Pathology - also here
Background


Biofilms and antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Study finds further reason for spread of drug resistance
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. August 25, 2005 - Study Shows Hormone-like Molecule Kills Cells That Cause Inflammation In Allergic Disease
Background


Mitochondria and the immune system

References:
  1. August 26, 2005 - Cellular Power Plants Also Fend Off Viruses
  2. August 26, 2005 - New protein vital for immune response is found
Background


Cellular histone regulation

References:
  1. August 26, 2005 - Study Identifies Protein's Role In Cell Division; May Offer New Knowledge Into Tumor Growth
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 26, 2005 - Gene expands malaria's invasion options
Background


Prions

References:
  1. August 28, 2005 - Blood test detects deadly prions
  2. August 29, 2005 - 'Mad Cow' Proteins Successfully Detected In Blood
  3. August 29, 2005 - Mad cow proteins successfully detected in blood
Background


SARS and small interfering RNA

References:
  1. August 28, 2005 - New treatment against SARS effective in monkeys
Background


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