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Volume 5, Number 2
January 9, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Nanotechnology
Optical quantum computing
Neutron stars and strange quarks
Minimal surfaces
Spacecraft propulsion
Quantum computing
Ancient global warming
Solar energy technologies
Holographic memory technology
Mid-size black holes
Rate of supernova events
Earliest magnetic fields
Gold nanorods and optoelectronics
Enceladus
Bose-Einstein condensates

Life sciences

Prostaglandins and development
Avian flu
Stem cells
Parkinson's disease
Cancer
Bacterial reaction to plant defenses
AIDS
Alzheimer's disease
The immune system
Drug delivery
DNA repair enzymes
Transposon-free regions in the genome
Stem cells and cancer
Proprioception
Development of neural connections for sensory mapping
Mechanism of viral infection
Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Hepatitis C
Cardiovascular disease


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. January 2, 2006 - Quick Nanocontainer Construction
  2. January 6, 2006 - A New Family Of Self-Assembling Nanolattices - also here
  3. January 6, 2006 - New Nanotechnological Structures Reported for the First Time
  4. January 6, 2006 - Filling 'Nanocontainers' with Liquid
Background


Optical quantum computing

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Scientific breakthrough a step toward quantum computing
Background


Neutron stars and strange quarks

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - How Does Matter Terminate?
  2. January 6, 2006 - Strange Quarks Make for Chunky Stars
Background


Minimal surfaces

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Getting A Handle On Minimal Surfaces - also here
Background


Spacecraft propulsion

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Plasma thruster tested for Mars mission
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. January 4, 2006 - Bang-bang: a step closer to quantum supercomputers
  2. January 6, 2006 - Scientists hope to create new generation of supercomputers
Background


Ancient global warming

References:
  1. January 4, 2006 - Global warming 55 million years ago shifted ocean currents
  2. January 5, 2006 - Past gives clue to climate impact
  3. January 6, 2006 - Global Warming Can Trigger Extreme Ocean, Climate Changes - also here, here
Background


Solar energy technologies

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Tiny Crystals Promise Big Benefits For Solar Technologies - also here, here, here
Background


Holographic memory technology

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - InPhase Develops Holographic-ROM for Consumer Devices
Background


Mid-size black holes

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Researchers discover star orbiting a 'medium-sized' black hole - also here
  2. January 7, 2006 - Dying Star Reveals More Evidence For New Kind Of Black Hole - also here, here
  3. January 9, 2006 - A medium-sized black hole?
Background


Rate of supernova events

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Milky Way Churns Out Seven New Stars Per Year
  2. January 7, 2006 - Integral Identifies Supernova Rate For Milky Way - also here, here
Background


Earliest magnetic fields

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Cosmic magnetism revealed
  2. January 6, 2006 - How the universe's first magnetic field formed
Background


Gold nanorods and optoelectronics

References:
  1. January 6, 2006 - Study Of Nanoscale Gold Could Lead To Optical Chips - also here, here
Background


Enceladus

References:
  1. January 7, 2006 - Moon spray
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. January 7, 2006 - Physicists Capture Small Numbers Of Atoms In Laser Traps - also here, here
Background


Prostaglandins and development

References:
  1. January 2, 2006 - Study Fishes Out New Role For Prostaglandins - also here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. January 2, 2006 - Potential Bird Flu Treatment Studied In New Cutting-edge Research - also here
  2. January 4, 2006 - Bird flu found in China's Sichuan
  3. January 5, 2006 - First human bird flu deaths outside East Asia
  4. January 5, 2006 - Turkish teenagers die of bird flu
  5. January 5, 2006 - Bird flu takes lives in Turkey
  6. January 6, 2006 - Turkey deadly bird flu confirmed
  7. January 6, 2006 - 2 siblings die from bird flu in Turkey
  8. January 8, 2006 - Fourth human case of bird flu, fresh outbreaks in Turkey
  9. January 8, 2006 - Fresh cases of bird flu in Turkey
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 2, 2006 - How Plants Regulate How Many Stem Cells They Have - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. January 2, 2006 - Scientists Close In On Genes Responsible For Parkinson's Disease - also here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Drinking Tea Associated With Lower Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
  2. January 3, 2006 - Promising Target For Cancer Therapies Validated In New Study - also here
  3. January 4, 2006 - Clinic Reports New Option For Patients With Metastatic Melanoma - also here, here
  4. January 5, 2006 - Researchers Identify A New Class Of Anti-cancer Drugs Based On Platinum - also here
  5. January 5, 2006 - Breast cancer gene predicts survival
  6. January 5, 2006 - Cancer researchers describe gene that halts spread of aggressive childhood cancer
  7. January 6, 2006 - Immune Substances May Help Antibody-based Drugs Fight Cancer - also here
  8. January 6, 2006 - Coffee cuts breast cancer risk
  9. January 7, 2006 - Loss Of Caspase-8 Makes Neuroblastoma More Aggressive - also here
  10. January 7, 2006 - Loosen Leash On Cancer Protein 'Watchdog,' Researchers Say - also here
  11. January 9, 2006 - Cancer Researchers Describe Gene That Halts Spread Of Aggressive Childhood Cancer - also here
  12. January 9, 2006 - Cell Stress Protein Linked To Aggressive Breast Cancer
  13. January 10, 2006 - Breast Cancer-causing Gene Predicts Shorter Survival
Background


Bacterial reaction to plant defenses

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Plant Defenses Prompt Bacterial Countermeasure In The Form Of 'Island' DNA Excision
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - HIV Vaccine Takes Different Tack To Boosting Immune Response - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Reduced Brain Volume May Predict Dementia In Healthy Elderly People - also here
  2. January 5, 2006 - Imaging Study Links Key Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease To Myelin Breakdown - also here, here
  3. January 5, 2006 - Gold Nanoparticles, Radiation Combo May Slow Alzheimer's - also here, here, here
  4. January 6, 2006 - Blood Flow In Brain Takes A Twist, Affecting Views Of Alzheimer's - also here, here
  5. January 7, 2006 - Alzheimer Clue: Busy brain connections may have downside
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. January 3, 2006 - Ancient Jawless Vertebrates Used Novel Immune Responses - also here
Background


Drug delivery

References:
  1. January 4, 2006 - New 'Self-exploding' Microcapsules Could Take Sting Out Of Drug Delivery - also here, here, here
Background


DNA repair enzymes

References:
  1. January 4, 2006 - Little Known DNA Repair Enzyme May Be A Tumor Suppressor Gene - also here, here
Background


Transposon-free regions in the genome

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Where 'Jumping Genes' Fear To Tread
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Scientists locate stem cell which may hold secrets of breast cancer - also here
  2. January 5, 2006 - Stem cell may drive breast cancer
  3. January 5, 2006 - Faults in newly discovered breast stem cells may lead to tumours - also here, here
Background


Proprioception

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Movement's sixth sense
Background


Development of neural connections for sensory mapping

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Chemical signaling helps regulate sensory map formation in the brain - also here
Background


Mechanism of viral infection

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Scientists identify molecular structure of key viral protein
  2. January 6, 2006 - Structure Of Viral Harpoon Protein Reveals How Viruses Enter Cells - also here, here
Background


Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. January 5, 2006 - Antibiotics do not prevent recurrent myocardial infarcts in subjects with periodontitis
  2. January 6, 2006 - Treating Gum Disease May Reduce The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease - also here
Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. January 6, 2006 - Drug-resistant Bacteria Patterns In Intensive Care Units Changing Nationally - also here, here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. January 6, 2006 - Cyclosporine Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus In Vitro
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 7, 2010 - Protein exposes long-term risk from heart problems
Background


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