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Volume 4, Number 36
September 5, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Possible dark matter evidence for extra dimensions
Terahertz sensing and imaging
Photonics and quasicrystals
Hydrogen storage
New method to extract hydrogen from water
Nanotechnology
Bose-Einstein condensates
Dark energy
Superconductivity
High-mass star formation
DNA nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Evolution of supercomputer architecture
Computer learning of natural language syntax
Pulsars
Laser fusion
Radio-frequency observation of deuterium in the early universe

Life sciences

Gene therapy
Inhibitory systems in the cortex
Model for rapid evolution
AIDS
Monoclonal antibodies
Antioxiants in coffee
New antibiotics for MRSA
Cancer
Caloric restriction and aging in humans
Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Avian flu
Malaria
Chimpanzee genome
Brain-imaging studies
Protein regulation of memory
Chimpanzee language
Tuberculosis
Cell phones and cancer
Y chromosomes
Genomic response to inflammation
Bacteria that reproduce in macrophages
Quorum-sensing in bacteria
Hepatitis
Stem cells
Antioxidants
Myelination
Macrophages and the growth of lymph vessels
Gene expression and regulation
Placebo effect


Possible dark matter evidence for extra dimensions

References:
  1. August 26, 2005 - Observational Evidence for Extra Dimensions from Dark Matter
  2. September 2, 2005 - Dark matter highlights extra dimensions
Background, Background


Terahertz sensing and imaging

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - T-rays -- The Next Wave In Imaging Technology
Background


Photonics and quasicrystals

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - New Method For Trapping Light May Improve Communications Technologies
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Researchers examine potential for refilling hydrogen storage material
Background


New method to extract hydrogen from water

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Researchers shed more light on conversion of water to hydrogen gas
  2. August 31, 2005 - New Catalyst Produces Hydrogen from Water
  3. August 31, 2005 - Fuel Cells Might Get Hydrogen From Water, Organic Material
  4. August 31, 2005 - Fuel cells might get hydrogen from water, organic material
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Writing at the nanoscale
  2. August 31, 2005 - New Microprinting Technique Improves Nanoscale Fabrication
  3. August 31, 2005 - Physicists Find Key To Long-lived Nanowires
  4. August 31, 2005 - Gold bowties may shed light on molecules and other nano-sized objects
  5. September 1, 2005 - Researchers find new mechanism governing particle growth in nanocomposites
  6. September 5, 2005 - Researchers Find New Mechanism Governing Particle Growth In Nanocomposites
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - BEC in a Circular Waveguide
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Finding A Way To Test For Dark Energy
  2. August 30, 2005 - Finding a Way to Test for Dark Energy
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Foreign atoms trigger superconductivity in carbon
  2. August 30, 2005 - Researchers Identify Location Of Crucial Atoms And Move Closer To Elusive Goal Of Creating High-temperature Superconductor
Background


High-mass star formation

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Big stars like to feed from dust
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Self-assembled DNA Buckyballs For Drug Delivery
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Researchers create new diamond-nanotube composite material
  2. September 1, 2005 - Researchers Create New Diamond-nanotube Composite Material
Background


Evolution of supercomputer architecture

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Supersizing the supercomputers: Whats next?
Background


Computer learning of natural language syntax

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Computer Program Learns Language Rules And Composes Sentences, All Without Outside Help
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Fastest pulsar set to escape the Milky Way
  2. September 2, 2005 - Speeding Neutron Star Is Fastest on Record
Background


Laser fusion

References:
  1. September 2, 2005 - Europe plans laser-fusion facility
Background


Radio-frequency observation of deuterium in the early universe

References:
  1. September 3, 2005 - Researchers Find Clue To Start Of Universe
  2. September 3, 2005 - Deuterium at the dawn of time
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - 'Cookbook Recipes' Would Cure Disease With Nontoxic DNA Delivery Systems
Background


Inhibitory systems in the cortex

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Inhibitory systems control the pattern of activity in the cortex
Background


Model for rapid evolution

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Species evolve to the brink of evolution
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Harmless virus may hold key to more effective HIV drug discovery
  2. September 2, 2005 - Study Holds Promise For New Way To Fight HIV
  3. September 2, 2005 - Study holds promise for new way to fight HIV
Background


Monoclonal antibodies

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Chicken Eggs Made to Produce Human Antibodies
Background


Antioxiants in coffee

References:
  1. August 29, 2005 - Coffee: Does a Body Good?
Background


New antibiotics for MRSA

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - New Antibiotics Successful against Superbugs
  2. August 30, 2005 - Unusual Antibiotics Show Promise Against Deadly 'Superbugs'
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Magnetic Nanoparticles For Potential Cancer Treatment
  2. August 31, 2005 - Chemical Compound Inhibits Tumor Growth, Size In New Mouse Study
  3. September 1, 2005 - Stealth particles to target tumors
  4. September 1, 2005 - Researchers Find Drug That Blocks Spread Of Lung Cancer In Mice
  5. September 1, 2005 - Gene mutation boosts cancer risk in men
  6. September 1, 2005 - Breast Cancer Risk Increased For African-Americans With Mitochondrial DNA Variant
  7. September 1, 2005 - Vitamin D, NSAIDS Provide Double Whammy Against Prostate Cancer
  8. September 2, 2005 - Vitamin D, NSAIDS provide double whammy against prostate cancer
  9. September 2, 2005 - Research Shows Promise For Myeloma Patients Using A New Combination Of Drugs
  10. September 2, 2005 - Research shows promise for myeloma patients
  11. September 2, 2005 - Team Advances Probe Of Neural Stem Cell-brain Tumor Link
  12. September 2, 2005 - Breast cancer gene increases risk of several cancers in men
  13. September 4, 2005 - Cancer Drug Target Chk1 May Also Be Source Of Drug Resistance
Background


Caloric restriction and aging in humans

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Caloric Restriction Won't Dramatically Extend Life Span In Humans
Background


Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Research sheds new light on dangers of high cholesterol
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Engineer Investigates Enzyme Link To Neurological Disease
  2. August 31, 2005 - Engineer investigates enzyme link to neurological disease
  3. September 1, 2005 - Biosensor reveals new information about suspected cause of Alzheimers disease
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - Bird flu claims critically endangered mammal
  2. September 1, 2005 - Bird Flu Claims Critically Endangered Mammal
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. August 30, 2005 - A Step Closer to a Malaria Vaccine
Background


Chimpanzee genome

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - The chimpanzee genome is unveiled
  2. August 31, 2005 - Chimpanzee joins the genome club
  3. August 31, 2005 - Chimps, Humans 96 Percent the Same, Gene Study Finds
  4. September 1, 2005 - Chimp Genome--and First Fossils--Unveiled
  5. September 1, 2005 - Chimp DNA sheds light on humanity
  6. September 1, 2005 - New Genome Comparison Finds Chimps, Humans Very Similar At DNA Level
  7. September 2, 2005 - Big Differences In Duplicated DNA Distinguish Chimp And Human Genomes
  8. September 3, 2005 - Apes show contrasts in genetic makeup
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Battle in the brain predicts risky behaviour
Background


Protein regulation of memory

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Researchers Probe The Genetic Basis Of Memory
  2. August 31, 2005 - Researchers probe the genetic basis of memory
Background


Chimpanzee language

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Apeing our language
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Professor developing new strategies for delivery of drugs to fight, treat tuberculosis
Background


Cell phones and cancer

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Study says mobiles don't raise cancer risk
Background


Y chromosomes

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Human Y Chromosome Preserves Itself Better Than The Chimp Y
  2. September 7, 2005 - Human Y Chromosome Stays Intact While Chimp Y Loses Genes
Background


Genomic response to inflammation

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Scientists Get Look At Genes' Defensive Playbook; Study Tracks Human Genomic Response To Inflammation
  2. September 6, 2005 - Study Reveals Genomics Of Inflammation From Severe Injury
Background


Bacteria that reproduce in macrophages

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Dangerous Tricksters: Some Bacteria Use Immune Cells To Reproduce
Background


Quorum-sensing in bacteria

References:
  1. August 31, 2005 - Scientists determine structure of enzyme that disrupts bacterial virulence
  2. September 1, 2005 - Scientists Determine Structure Of Enzyme That Disrupts Bacterial Virulence
Background


Hepatitis

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Most chronic hepatitis C sufferers will develop cirrhosis in later life
  2. September 2, 2005 - A new player in the battle against hepatitis prevents inflammation and the death of liver cells
  3. September 5, 2005 - A New Player In The Battle Against Hepatitis Prevents Inflammation And The Death Of Liver Cells
  4. September 6, 2005 - Most Chronic Hepatitis C Sufferers Will Develop Cirrhosis In Later Life
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - Human muscle-derived stem cells effective in animal models of incontinence
  2. September 2, 2005 - Human Muscle-derived Stem Cells Effective In Animal Models Of Incontinence
  3. September 2, 2005 - GABA halts stem cell production in the brain
  4. September 3, 2005 - GABA Halts Stem Cell Production In The Brain
Background


Antioxidants

References:
  1. September 1, 2005 - New method shows mushrooms a top source for one antioxidant
Background


Myelination

References:
  1. September 2, 2005 - Scientists Discover The Molecular Switch For Nerve Cells' Insulating Jelly Rolls
Background


Macrophages and the growth of lymph vessels

References:
  1. September 2, 2005 - Immune cells known as macrophages linked to growth of lymph vessels in eyes
  2. September 6, 2005 - Finding Holds Promise For Treating Eye Disease And Cancer And For Healing Injuries
Background


Gene expression and regulation

References:
  1. September 3, 2005 - Mouse Genome Much More Complex Than Expected
  2. September 4, 2005 - New Insights Into The Software Of Life
Background


Placebo effect

References:
  1. September 3, 2005 - Placebo reins in pain in brain
Background


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