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Volume 4, Number 37
September 12, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Formation of galaxy clusters
Bose-Einstein condensates
Carbon nanotubes
Effects of global warming in the Arctic
CO2 loss from soil
Pulsars
Molecular information processors
Nanotechnology
Climate variability in the Cretaceous period
Carbon sequestration in oceans
Hydrogen storage technology
Primordial planetary atmosphere
Quantum dots
Earthlike planet formation
Water on Mars
Methane on Titan
Computer translation of natural language
Quantum computing in chemistry
Nanowire memory chip
Primordial planetary atmosphere
Cheaper photovoltaics
Planetary system formation

Life sciences

Stem cells
Cancer
Insect immune systems
Small RNA
Vitamin E supplements and aging
Recognition of familiar objects
Coronaviruses
Prions
Creativity and schizotypal personality
Parkinson's disease
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Diabetes
AIDS
Human brain evolution
Control of inflammatory response
Cloning
Neural coding of memory
Brain-imaging studies
Glia and myelination
Avian flu
Alzheimer's disease


Formation of galaxy clusters

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - XMM-Newton Probes Formation Of Galaxy Clusters
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - Atom-Molecule Dark States
  2. September 8, 2005 - Just Another Tool
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - Measuring Nanotubes' Conductivity
Background


Effects of global warming in the Arctic

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - Vegetation growth may quickly raise Arctic temperatures
  2. September 8, 2005 - Vegetation Growth May Quickly Raise Arctic Temperatures
Background


CO2 loss from soil

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Soil may spoil UKs climate efforts
  2. September 7, 2005 - Earthy bacteria faced with climate rap
  3. September 8, 2005 - Soil may belch out CO2 to warm planet
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Star eats companion
Background


Molecular information processors

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Tiny Computers Go Where No Computer Has Gone Before
  2. September 8, 2005 - Tiny computers go where no computer has gone before
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Nano-machines achieve huge mechanical breakthrough
  2. September 7, 2005 - Nano-machines Achieve Huge Mechanical Breakthrough
  3. September 9, 2005 - Nanohelix structure provides new building block for nanoscale piezoelectric devices
  4. September 13, 2005 - Nanohelix Structure Provides New Building Block For Nanoscale Piezoelectric Devices
Background


Climate variability in the Cretaceous period

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Can Ancient Rocks Yield Clues About Catastrophes Like Hurricane Katrina?
Background


Carbon sequestration in oceans

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Climate Change Will Affect Carbon Sequestration In Oceans, Model Shows
  2. September 8, 2005 - Climate change will affect carbon sequestration in oceans, model shows
Background


Hydrogen storage technology

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Researchers Reveal New Hydrogen Storage Technology
Background


Primordial planetary atmosphere

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Calculations favor reducing atmopshere for early Earth
  2. September 11, 2005 - Calculations Favor Reducing Atmopshere For Early Earth
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent
  2. September 9, 2005 - Method Slashes Quantum Dot Costs By 80 Percent
Background


Earthlike planet formation

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Field guide for confirming new earth-like planets described
  2. September 14, 2005 - Field Guide For Confirming New Earth-like Planets Described
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Water detection at Gusev crater described
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Methane monsoons may lash Titan
Background


Computer translation of natural language

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Grammar Lost Translation Machine In Researchers Fix Try Will
Background


Quantum computing in chemistry

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Closing In On Quantum Chemistry
  2. September 9, 2005 - Closing In On Quantum Chemistry
Background


Nanowire memory chip

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - New microchip design could be the key to expanding mobile phone memory
  2. September 10, 2005 - New Microchip Design Could Be The Key To Expanding Mobile Phone Memory
Background


Cheaper photovoltaics

References:
  1. September 10, 2005 - Sun and Sand: Dirty silicon could supply solar power
Background


Planetary system formation

References:
  1. September 11, 2005 - Rapid-born Planets Present 'Baby Picture' Of Our Early Solar System
  2. September 12, 2005 - Rapid-born planets present baby picture of our early solar system
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 5, 2005 - Human stem cells become unstable in the lab
  2. September 5, 2005 - Gene defects plague stem-cell lines
  3. September 6, 2005 - Embryonic stem cells accrue genetic changes
  4. September 7, 2005 - Markers of brain cell development may help success of stem cell transplants
  5. September 9, 2005 - Researchers discover key to human embryonic stem-cell potential
  6. September 11, 2005 - Key To Stem Cell Transplant Success Is Tricking Immune System
  7. September 11, 2005 - Researchers Discover Key To Human Embryonic Stem-cell Potential
  8. September 17, 2005 - Forever Young: Digging for the roots of stem cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 5, 2005 - Researchers Discover Why Melanoma Is So Malignant
  2. September 5, 2005 - A New Link Between Stem Cells And Tumors
  3. September 6, 2005 - A new link between stem cells and tumors
  4. September 6, 2005 - Researchers discover why melanoma is so malignant
  5. September 7, 2005 - Breast Cancer Gene Increases Risk Of Several Cancers In Men
  6. September 7, 2005 - Scientists Discover Scaramanga Gene's Bond With Breast Cancer
  7. September 7, 2005 - Prostate Cancer Uses Wnt Signaling Proteins To Promote Growth Of Bone Tumors
  8. September 9, 2005 - PUMA Protein Coordinates The Cell-suicide Activities Of p53 In The Nucleus And Cytoplasm
  9. September 9, 2005 - Researchers Zero In On Estrogen's Role In Breast-cancer Cell Growth
  10. September 10, 2005 - Researchers Discover Mechanism Linking Color Vision And Cancer Genes
  11. September 12, 2005 - Researchers zero in on estrogen's role in breast-cancer cell growth
Background


Insect immune systems

References:
  1. September 5, 2005 - Researchers Study Insects' Immune System
Background


Small RNA

References:
  1. September 5, 2005 - Scientists Make Significant Advance In Study Of Small RNAs
  2. September 6, 2005 - RNA Research Reveals New Responsibilities
  3. September 7, 2005 - Scientists illuminate the small RNA component of the transcriptome
Background


Vitamin E supplements and aging

References:
  1. September 5, 2005 - High Doses Of Vitamin E Boost Rat Survival Rate 40%; Brain Function, Neuromuscular Gains
Background


Recognition of familiar objects

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - The 'Been There, Done That' Memory Response
Background


Coronaviruses

References:
  1. September 6, 2005 - Casting a wide net to fight coronaviruses
Background


Prions

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Smaller prion clusters are catching
  2. September 8, 2005 - Scientists Characterize The Most Infectious Prion Protein Particles
  3. September 8, 2005 - Scientists characterize the most infectious prion protein particles
  4. September 8, 2005 - Prions Rapidly 'Remodel' Good Protein Into Bad, Brown Study Shows
Background


Creativity and schizotypal personality

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 7, 2005 - Animal model of Parkinsons disease reveals striking sensitivity to common environmental toxins
  2. September 9, 2005 - Animal Model Of Parkinson's Disease Reveals Striking Sensitivity To Common Environmental Toxins
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Emerging Staph Strains Found To Be Increasingly Deadly And Deceptive
  2. September 9, 2005 - Emerging staph strains found to be increasingly deadly and deceptive
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 8, 2005 - Key Regulator Of Blood Glucose Levels Discovered
  2. September 8, 2005 - Key regulator of blood glucose levels discovered
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Scientist Finds Unexpected Link Between Cat And Human AIDS Viruses
Background


Human brain evolution

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Human brains enjoy ongoing evolution
  2. September 9, 2005 - Researchers Find Human Brain Still Evolving - also here
  3. September 12, 2005 - Genetic Analysis Suggests Human Brain Is a Work-in-Progress
  4. September 20, 2005 - Genes tied to recent brain evolution
Background


Control of inflammatory response

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Study of nuclear receptors could change anti-inflammatory treatments
  2. September 10, 2005 - Study Of Nuclear Receptors Could Change Anti-inflammatory Treatments
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. September 9, 2005 - Embryo to have DNA from two mothers
Background


Neural coding of memory

References:
  1. September 10, 2005 - Neurobiologists Uncover Evidence Of A 'Memory Code'
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. September 10, 2005 - Thinking the Hurt Away: Expectations hitch ride on pain's brain pathway
Background


Glia and myelination

References:
  1. September 10, 2005 - Protein directs nerve-sheath construction
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 11, 2005 - Drug Resistant Avian Influenza Viruses More Common In Southeast Asia Than North America
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 11, 2005 - Fatty Acids: Good For The Brain, Good For Alzheimer Disease
Background


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