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Volume 4, Number 38
September 19, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Hurricanes and global warming
Diamond-coated nanotubes
Hydrogen storage
Supercomputer architecture
Gamma-ray bursts
Organic semiconductors
Extrasolar planets
Quasar without galaxy
Bose-Einstein condensates
Quantum dots
Nanotechnology
Proposed explanation for 3-dimensional universe
High-temperature superconductors
Nanoscale optics
Carbon nanotubes
Methane on Titan

Life sciences

Using regulatory T-cells for immune system control
The immune system
Avian flu
Defensins
Genetics of aging
Olfaction
Antioxidants in mushrooms
Vaccine enhancement
Antibiotic resistance
Cancer
Drug delivery
Faster DNA sequencing
New antiviral therapy
Parkinson's disease
Neural regulation of eating
Fat cells
Exercise and visceral fat
Memory and emotion
MicroRNA
AIDS
Diabetes
Stem cells
RNA-based organisms
DNA repair and cell stress
SARS
Computer modeling of cell communication
Protein structure prediction
Water management in cells
Obesity, inflammation, and vascular disease
Neanderthals
Leptin and bone formation


Hurricanes and global warming

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Did climate change drive Katrina?
  2. September 15, 2005 - 'Warming link' to big hurricanes
  3. September 15, 2005 - Warming world blamed for more strong hurricanes
  4. September 16, 2005 - Hurricanes Getting Stronger, Study Suggests
  5. September 16, 2005 - Monster hurricanes more common
  6. September 16, 2005 - Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Says
  7. September 16, 2005 - Hurricanes are getting stronger, study says
  8. September 17, 2005 - The Wind and the Fury
  9. September 20, 2005 - Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Says
  10. September 22, 2005 - Two Such Powerful Storms a Rarity, Their Cause a Mystery
  11. September 24, 2005 - So Who Is Right in Debate on Role of Global Warming?
  12. October 3, 2005 - Many theories on root of strong hurricanes
  13. October 5, 2005 - Did warm waters fuel Hurricane Katrina?
Background


Diamond-coated nanotubes

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Theorist Gains New Insight Into The Nature Of Nanodiamond
  2. September 12, 2005 - Theorist gains new insight into the nature of nanodiamond
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - 'Operando' Methods For Understanding Catalysis In Hydrogen Storage
  2. September 13, 2005 - Researchers Examine Potential For 'Refilling' Hydrogen Storage Material
Background


Supercomputer architecture

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Supersizing The Supercomputers: What's Next?
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Most distant cosmic blast sighted
  2. September 12, 2005 - Astronomers Detect Most Distant Explosion Ever
  3. September 13, 2005 - Blast ID'd as oldest yet seen
  4. September 13, 2005 - Blazing gamma-ray burst is most distant ever
  5. September 13, 2005 - Astronomers Observe the Most Distant Explosion in the Universe
  6. September 13, 2005 - Found! Oldest burst in universe
  7. September 13, 2005 - Most Distant Explosion Detected, Smashes Previous Record
  8. September 13, 2005 - Discovery confirms explosive prediction made by astrophysicists in 1999
  9. September 13, 2005 - Astronomers spot most distant explosion ever
  10. September 14, 2005 - Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes a Record
  11. September 17, 2005 - Farthest Bang: A burst that goes the distance
Background


Organic semiconductors

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - A New Structural View Of Organic Electronic Devices
  2. September 13, 2005 - A new structural view of organic electronic devices
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Dusty Old Star Offers Window To Our Future, Astronomers Report
Background


Quasar without galaxy

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - Orphaned quasar seeks galaxy to call home
  2. September 15, 2005 - Homeless black hole lurks in cosmos
  3. September 15, 2005 - Black hole in search of a home
  4. September 16, 2005 - Black Hole In Search Of A Home
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - Bose-Einstein condensate runs circles around magnetic trap>A?
  2. September 15, 2005 - Bose-Einstein Condensate Runs Circles Around Magnetic Trap
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - Rapid One-pot Syntheses Developed For Quantum Dots
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - Superlattice Nanobelts
Background


Proposed explanation for 3-dimensional universe

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Why Do We Reside in a Three-Dimensional Universe?
  2. September 29, 2005 - Physicists say universe evolution favored three and seven dimensions
  3. October 4, 2005 - Physicists Say Universe Evolution Favored Three And Seven Dimensions
  4. October 6, 2005 - A braney theory
Background, Background


High-temperature superconductors

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Helping Out A High-temperature Superconductor
  2. September 15, 2005 - Helping Out a High-Temperature Superconductor
Background


Nanoscale optics

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Researchers Gain New Insight Into Nanoscale Optics
  2. September 15, 2005 - Rice researchers gain new insight into nanoscale optics
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Researchers Create DNA-based Sensors For Nano-tongues And Nano-noses
  2. September 16, 2005 - Researchers Create DNA-Based Sensors for Nano-Tongues and Nano-Noses
Background


Methane on Titan

References:
  1. September 17, 2005 - Titan's long-sought sea revealed by radar
  2. September 19, 2005 - Cassini Radar Images Show Dramatic Shoreline On Titan
Background


Using regulatory T-cells for immune system control

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Duped cells may prevent transplant rejection
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Immune System Has Evolved To Prevent Autoimmune Disease
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Drug resistant avian influenza viruses more common in Southeast Asia than North America
  2. September 14, 2005 - Flu 'would spread to UK in weeks'
  3. September 14, 2005 - Less Virulent Strains Of Avian Influenza Can Infect Humans
  4. September 14, 2005 - Less Virulent Strains of Avian Influenza Can Infect Humans
  5. September 16, 2005 - Low-dose bird flu vaccine tested on humans
Background


Defensins

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Scientists Block Viruses From Entering Cells
  2. September 16, 2005 - Researchers Discover How Compounds Prevent Viruses From Entering Cells
  3. September 16, 2005 - Researchers discover how compounds prevent viruses from entering cells
Background


Genetics of aging

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - No Single Gene For Aging
  2. September 13, 2005 - No single gene for ageing
Background


Olfaction

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Revealed: the secret of smell
Background


Antioxidants in mushrooms

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - New Method Shows Mushrooms A Top Source For One Antioxidant
Background


Vaccine enhancement

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Cellular antacids give vaccines a boost
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. September 12, 2005 - Concern over deadly E.coli strain
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Vitamin C 'helps to fight cancer'
  2. September 14, 2005 - New Herceptin results confirm impressive reduction in risk of cancer returning
  3. September 15, 2005 - Study Shows Beans Beat Cancer
  4. September 15, 2005 - Mutation Rate In A Gene On The X Chromosome Holds Promise For Testing Cancer Risk
  5. September 15, 2005 - Scientists Identify Two Key Genes Linked To Aggressive Breast Cancers
  6. September 15, 2005 - Scientists identify two key genes linked to aggressive breast cancers
  7. September 15, 2005 - Compounds Found In Cruciferous Vegetables Block Lung Cancer Progression
  8. September 15, 2005 - Compounds found in cruciferous vegetables block lung cancer progression
  9. September 15, 2005 - Breast Tumors In Mice Eradicated Using Cancer Vaccine
  10. September 15, 2005 - Breast Tumors in Mice Eradicated Using Cancer Vaccine
  11. September 16, 2005 - Mutation rate in a gene on the X chromosome holds promise for testing cancer risk
  12. September 16, 2005 - Prevent Prostate Cancer With Antioxidants? Gene Pathway May Reveal More Clues
  13. September 16, 2005 - Prevent prostate cancer with antioxidants? Gene pathway may reveal more clues
  14. September 16, 2005 - High-vegetable diet linked to protection against pancreatic cancer
  15. September 16, 2005 - Study shows beans beat cancer
  16. September 17, 2005 - Breast Cancer Advance
  17. September 18, 2005 - Study Finds Overall Health And Quality Of Life Intact 10 Years After Stem-cell Transplantation
  18. September 18, 2005 - PSA Remains Best Indicator Of Prostate Cancer Progression
  19. September 18, 2005 - Unusual RNAs Linked To Chronic Leukemia, May Help Treat It
  20. September 19, 2005 - High-vegetable Diet Linked To Protection Against Pancreatic Cancer
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Stealth Particles To Target Tumors
  2. September 14, 2005 - Scientists Treat Cancer With RNA Nanotechnology - also here
Background


Faster DNA sequencing

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Genomic Sequences Processed In Minutes, Rather Than Weeks
Background


New antiviral therapy

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Researcher Identifies New Way Of Combating Viral Diseases
  2. September 13, 2005 - Researcher identifies new way of combating viral diseases
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Research Provides First Whole Genome Map Of Genetic Variability In Parkinson's Disease
  2. September 14, 2005 - Research provides first whole genome map of genetic variability in Parkinsons disease
Background


Neural regulation of eating

References:
  1. September 13, 2005 - Eating And Body Weight Regulated By Specific Neurons
  2. September 14, 2005 - Eating and body weight regulated by specific neurons
  3. September 14, 2005 - Gene directs eating habits
Background


Fat cells

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - The Making Of A Fat Cell
Background


Exercise and visceral fat

References:
  1. September 14, 2005 - Visceral Fat Build-up Is The High Cost Of Inactivity
  2. September 14, 2005 - Visceral fat build-up is the high cost of inactivity
Background


Memory and emotion

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Stiff upper lips may impair memories
  2. September 16, 2005 - Researchers Identify Where Emotional Fear Memory And Pain Become Permanently Etched In The Brain
  3. September 16, 2005 - Study charts origins of fear
Background


MicroRNA

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Micro RNAs And Musculature
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Scavenger Cells Could Be Key To Treating HIV-related Dementia
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. September 15, 2005 - Sitagliptin, a new investigational treatment for type 2 diabetes, may offer new hope for patients
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Embryonic stem cells repair broken hearts
  2. September 16, 2005 - Mouse stem cells heal sheep hearts
Background


RNA-based organisms

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Lifes origins were easier than was thought
  2. September 19, 2005 - Life's Origins Were Easier Than Was Thought
Background


DNA repair and cell stress

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Stressed Cells Spark DNA Repair Missteps And Speed Evolution
  2. September 16, 2005 - Stressed cells spark DNA repair missteps and speed evolution
Background


SARS

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Learning How SARS Spikes Its Quarry
  2. September 18, 2005 - Learning How SARS Spikes Its Quarry
Background


Computer modeling of cell communication

References:
  1. September 16, 2005 - Computer Modeling Reveals Hidden Conversations Within Cells
  2. September 18, 2005 - Computer Modeling Reveals Hidden Conversations Within Cells
Background


Protein structure prediction

References:
  1. September 17, 2005 - Computers Close In On Protein Structure Prediction
Background


Water management in cells

References:
  1. September 17, 2005 - Water Management In Cells
Background


Obesity, inflammation, and vascular disease

References:
  1. September 17, 2005 - First Link Found Between Obesity, Inflammation And Vascular Disease
  2. September 19, 2005 - First link found between obesity, inflammation and vascular disease
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. September 17, 2005 - French site sparks Neandertal debate
Background


Leptin and bone formation

References:
  1. September 18, 2005 - 'Clock' Genes Mediate Leptin Effects On Bone Formation
Background


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