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Volume 5, Number 18
May 1, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Satellite galaxies of Milky Way
Mass-energy conversion in supermassive black holes
Enhancement to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
"SuperWIMP" dark matter
Loop quantum gravity and cosmology
Nanotechnology
Nanoimprint lithography
Testing Lorentz invariance and Newtonian gravity
Testing constants of nature
Quark-gluon plasma
Martian water
Nanowire memory
High-temperature superconductors
Internet 2
Galaxy mergers
Neutron stars
Terahertz radiation and plasmons
Habitable exoplanet moons
Earth's core-mantle boundary
Fossil galaxy clusters
Dark energy
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Gene silencing and cancer
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Mathematical model of senses
Development of NK immune system cells
Role of cholesterol in embryonic development
WRN protein and aging
Diabetes
New model of genetic selection in evolution
Gene therapy
Lab-on-a-chip genome sequencer
Stem cells
Diabetes
Brain-imaging studies
Repeating patterns in non-coding DNA
Nanotubes for drug delivery
Nanoparticle cancer therapies
Genetic variation and population growth
Stem cells and cancer
Metastasis
Avian flu
Understanding of recursive syntax in birds
Animal evolution in urban areas
The immune system
Hormone regulation of appetite
Cloning
Chromatin
Cellular correlates of aging
Flu viruses
Evolutionary development of insects
AIDS
Intelligence-related gene
Human genome sequencing
Parkinson's disease
Hepatitis C
Possible treatment for inflammation
Synthetic biology
The endocannabinoid system and cardiometabolic risk
Malaria
Neuron migration in developing brains
Variant genetic codes in arthropod mitochondria
Genetically engineered pigs


Satellite galaxies of Milky Way

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Strange satellite galaxies revealed around Milky Way
Background


Mass-energy conversion in supermassive black holes

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - High-Mileage Black Holes
  2. April 24, 2006 - NASA's Chandra Finds Black Holes Are 'Green' - also here, here, here
  3. April 24, 2006 - Black Holes are Actually Green - also here
  4. April 25, 2006 - High efficiency of black hole 'engines' revealed
  5. April 25, 2006 - Black holes are 'green'
  6. April 25, 2006 - Older Black Holes Still Full of Energy
  7. April 25, 2006 - Black holes extremely energy-efficient - also here
Background


Enhancement to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Seeking Answers to the Puzzle of Proton Spin
  2. April 26, 2006 - Upgraded Giant Particle Accelerator Gets To The Heart Of The Matter - also here, here
Background


"SuperWIMP" dark matter

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - No WIMPS -- only superWIMPS
  2. May 2, 2006 - Producing Dark Matter
Background


Loop quantum gravity and cosmology

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Our Universe: A Quantum Loop
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Nano Machine Switches Between Biological And Silicon Worlds - also here, here, here
Background


Nanoimprint lithography

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Researchers Develop Detailed Design Rules For Nanoimprint Lithography Processing - also here, here, here
  2. April 28, 2006 - Roadmap for nano-imprinting
Background


Testing Lorentz invariance and Newtonian gravity

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Testing Special Relativity and Newtonian Gravity
Background


Testing constants of nature

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Shifting constant could shake laws of nature
  2. April 29, 2006 - Have Constants Of Nature Have Changed Since The Dawn Of The Universe? - also here, here, here
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Quark-Gluon Plasma: Has It Been Observed?
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Martian Valley System May Have Been Formed In Part By Free-flowing Water - also here, here
Background


Nanowire memory

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Water And Nanoelectronics Will Mix To Create Ultra-dense Memory Storage Devices - also here, here, here
  2. April 28, 2006 - Nanowires and water are a memorable mix
  3. May 2, 2006 - Water for denser nano-memory
  4. May 11, 2006 - For A Bigger Computer Hard-drive, Just Add Water - also here
Background


High-temperature superconductors

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - More evidence for 'stripes' in high-temperature superconductors - also here, here, here
Background


Internet 2

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Internet2 Network Aims to Boost Capacity - also here
Background


Galaxy mergers

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Galaxies Don Mask of Stars in New Spitzer Image
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - 'Starquake' explosion rips neutron star open
  2. April 27, 2006 - Starquake Reveals Hidden Structure of a Neutron Star
  3. May 1, 2006 - Neutron Star's Thick Skin Revealed
Background


Terahertz radiation and plasmons

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - T-ray Lab Makes Unexpected Plasmonic Discovery - also here, here
Background


Habitable exoplanet moons

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - The Case for Habitable Exoplanet Moons
  2. April 19, 2006 - The potential for tidally heated icy and temperate moons around exoplanets
Background


Earth's core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - New Properties Of The Very Deep Earth Discovered - also here, here, here
Background


Fossil galaxy clusters

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - Space Observatory Digs Into The Secrets Of Fossil Galaxy Clusters - also here, here, here
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - University of Texas at Austin to study elusive dark energy
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - Dual Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Revealed - also here
  2. April 30, 2006 - A Biosensor Layered Like Lasagna - also here, here
Background


Gene silencing and cancer

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Cancer Cells Suppress Large Regions Of DNA By A Reversible Process That Can Be Tackled - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Sticky Brains Don't Dull Memories
  2. April 25, 2006 - Mouse Brains Look Like Alzheimer's, But Mouse Memories Do Just Fine - also here
  3. April 27, 2006 - Research Offers New Hope For Alzheimer's Patients - also here, here, here
  4. April 29, 2006 - Keeping Amyloid -- And Alzheimer's -- In Check - also here, here
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Scientists clarify role of tumor suppressor gene
  2. April 24, 2006 - Terahertz Imaging May Reduce Breast Cancer Surgeries - also here
  3. April 25, 2006 - Low folate levels may cut bowel cancer risk
  4. April 26, 2006 - Study Finds Novel Vaccine Curbs Brain Tumor Growth, Increases Survival - also here
  5. April 26, 2006 - Better Model Of Deadly Brain Cancer - also here
  6. April 28, 2006 - New test can predict return of cancer
  7. April 30, 2006 - Hope for new brain tumour vaccine
Background


Mathematical model of senses

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Mathematical Model May Provide Insight into How We Sense
Background


Development of NK immune system cells

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Front-line Immune Cells Mature In Four Stages - also here
Background


Role of cholesterol in embryonic development

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Cholesterol Gets 'Thumbs Up' For Role In Digit Development - also here
Background


WRN protein and aging

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Revealing The Secrets Of A Protein That Protects Against Premature Aging And Cancer - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Study reveals findings on how insulin-producing beta cells grow and function
  2. April 25, 2006 - Gene Variant Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, And Hypertriglyceridemia - also here
Background


New model of genetic selection in evolution

References:
  1. April 24, 2006 - Natural Selection At Single Gene Demonstrated - also here
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Study First To Show Potential Of Light-activated Gene Therapy For Knee Injuries - also here, here
  2. April 26, 2006 - Don't Blame the Messenger
  3. April 27, 2006 - Mouse study reveals human X-SCID gene therapy poses substantial cancer risk
  4. April 27, 2006 - 'Bubble boy' therapy cancer risk
  5. April 27, 2006 - DNA Taxi: Photosensitive gold nanoparticles bind and release DNA
  6. April 28, 2006 - Scientists investigate gene-therapy death
  7. May 1, 2006 - Mouse Study Reveals Human X-SCID Gene Therapy Poses Substantial Cancer Risk - also here
Background


Lab-on-a-chip genome sequencer

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Old Sequencer Learns New Tricks
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - A World Without Dialysis?
  2. April 25, 2006 - Sperm-producing Stem Cells Found In Testicles Could Be Extracted, Grown In The Lab, And Frozen For Future Use - also here, here
  3. April 28, 2006 - Novel Stem Cell Technology Leads To Better Spinal Cord Repair - also here, here
  4. April 28, 2006 - Stem Cells Might Treat Genetic Kidney Disease - also here
  5. April 29, 2006 - New Research Demonstrates Bone-marrow Derived Stem Cells Can Reverse Genetic Kidney Disease - also here, here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Brain Study Considers Motor Function, Cognition With Alcohol Consumption - also here
  2. April 26, 2006 - How the brain masks alcohol impact
Background


Repeating patterns in non-coding DNA

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Discovery Could Shed New Light on Workings of the Human Genome
  2. April 26, 2006 - Salvage prospect for 'junk' DNA
Background


Nanotubes for drug delivery

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Nanotubes may unfold proteins
Background


Nanoparticle cancer therapies

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Targeted Nanoparticles Destroy Prostate Tumors
Background, Background, Background


Genetic variation and population growth

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Environmental effects on genetic adaptation and population dynamics
  2. April 26, 2006 - Molecular Variation In One Gene Affects The Growth Of Natural Populations - also here
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. April 25, 2006 - Clues To Breast Cancer Hidden Inside Stem Cells - also here, here, here
Background


Metastasis

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - LOX holds a key to curbing cancer's spread
  2. April 27, 2006 - Scientists Identify Protein Involved In Fast-spreading Cancers - also here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Only drugs and vaccines will deflect bird flu pandemic
  2. April 26, 2006 - A Cheaper Way to Fight the Flu
  3. April 26, 2006 - Expert predicts Russian bird flu pandemic
Background


Understanding of recursive syntax in birds

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - The ABC's of Cheep, Cheep, Cheep
  2. April 26, 2006 - 'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds - also here
  3. April 27, 2006 - Songbirds May Be Able to Learn Grammar - also here
  4. April 28, 2006 - The Birds And The B's: Challenging Chomsky, Starlings Learn 'Human-only' Syntax Patterns - also here
  5. May 2, 2006 - Language Goes to the Birds
  6. May 2, 2006 - Starlings' Listening Skills May Shed Light on Language Evolution
Background


Animal evolution in urban areas

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Evolution gets busy in the urban lab
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Marijuana-like Compounds Suppress The Immune Response - also here
Background


Hormone regulation of appetite

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Hormone Found To Decrease Appetite And Increase Activity - also here, here
  2. April 26, 2006 - New way to treat obesity heralded
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - Chinese scientists clone mad cow-resistant calf
Background


Chromatin

References:
  1. April 26, 2006 - When chromosomes stretch
Background


Cellular correlates of aging

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Wrinkled cell nuclei may make us age
Background


Flu viruses

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Bird flu one of many pandemic threats
Background


Evolutionary development of insects

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Gene Needed For Butterfly Transformation Also Key For Insects Like Grasshoppers - also here
  2. April 28, 2006 - Researchers Study Gene Regulation In Insects - also here, here, here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Immune Response To HIV In The Brain: New Study Describes Molecular Basis Of NeuroAIDS - also here
  2. April 27, 2006 - HIV-related brain problems are studied
Background


Intelligence-related gene

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Researchers Identify Intelligence Gene - also here
  2. April 28, 2006 - Scientists identify 'intelligence gene'
  3. May 3, 2006 - Stumbling Upon a Gene for Smarts
Background


Human genome sequencing

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Human Genome Sequencing Center marks end of sequencing effort with chromosome 3
  2. April 27, 2006 - Human chromosome 3 is sequenced
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - Scientists Discover Possible Link Between Oxidative Stress And Non-hereditary Degenerative Disease - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. April 27, 2006 - New test touted for Hepatitis C victims
Background


Possible treatment for inflammation

References:
  1. April 127, 2006 - Protective action of a molecule in inflammatory processes discovered
Background


Synthetic biology

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - Scaled-down Genome May Power Up E. Coli's Ability In Lab, Industry - also here, here
Background


The endocannabinoid system and cardiometabolic risk

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - Researcher predicts paradigm shift in heart disease treatment
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. April 28, 2006 - Mosquito Isn't a Happy Host for Malaria, Tests Indicate
Background


Neuron migration in developing brains

References:
  1. April 29, 2006 - Neurons Find Their Place In The Developing Nervous System With The Help Of A Sticky Molecule - also here
Background


Variant genetic codes in arthropod mitochondria

References:
  1. April 30, 2006 - Coding For Arthropods: What's So Special About Insects And Spiders? - also here
Background


Genetically engineered pigs

References:
  1. April 30, 2006 - Genome technology heads to the table - also here, here,
Background


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