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Volume 5, Number 30
July 24, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Galactic gas distribution and star formation
Primordial stars
Bayesian theory and robotics
Bose-Einstein condensates
Thin-film semiconductors
Climate modeling
Supernovae
Atmospheric aerosols and climate change
Quantum dots
Undersea methane and global warming
Graphene
Neutrino astronomy and dark energy
Very early massive galaxies
Nanophotonics
Reversing light
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Genes and aging
Nerve transmission speeds
Cancer
Stem cells and cancer
Stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Initiation of DNA replication
DNA methylation
P53 protein structure
Inflammation and atherosclerosis
Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and diet
Gender differences in brain function
Cardiovascular disease
Paramutation of genes
Bacterial shapes
Memory formation
Nucleosomes
Malaria
Neanderthal genome
Language and numerical cognition
Vaccines
Serotonin and appetite
Periodontal bacteria and heart disease
Diabetes
Molecular target for obesity
New evidence for ancient life
Cellular energy management and aging
Sound and meaning in language
Olfaction
Genes and obesity
Ribozymes
Development of the cerebral cortex


Galactic gas distribution and star formation

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Cold Gas In The Andromeda Galaxy
Background


Primordial stars

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - The First Star: Things Heated Up Quickly, Scientists Say
Background


Bayesian theory and robotics

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Bayesian Mathematics Breathes Perception Into Robots
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - A New BEC Magnetometer
Background


Thin-film semiconductors

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Team Invents Fast, Flexible Computer Chips On Plastic - also here
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Japan Plans 30-Year Supercomputer Forecasts - also here
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - Stellar explosion revealed in unique detail
  2. July 19, 2006 - Mystery of Explosive Star Solved
  3. July 20, 2006 - Nuclear Explosion On A Dead Star - also here
  4. July 23, 2006 - Star 'soon to become supernova'
Background


Atmospheric aerosols and climate change

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - Tiny Airborne Particles Found To Be A Major Cause Of Climate Change - also here
  2. July 27, 2006 - A hard look at aerosols
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - Connect the Quantum Dots - also here
Background


Undersea methane and global warming

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Gas Escaping From Ocean Floor May Drive Global Warming - also here
  2. July 20, 2006 - Undersea gas could speed global warming
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - New look for graphene - also here
Background


Neutrino astronomy and dark energy

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Relic neutrinos join the hunt for dark energy
Background


Very early massive galaxies

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Dark And Distant Heavenly Bodies Revealing The Secrets Of Star And Galaxy Formation - also here
Background


Nanophotonics

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Scientists Unveil 'Nanoegg'
Background, Background


Reversing light

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Reversing And Accelerating The Speed Of Light - also here
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Organic transistors act as sensors
  2. July 23, 2006 - Add Nanotubes And Stir -- With The Right Force - also here
Background


Genes and aging

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Tick, Tock, You're Dead
  2. July 21, 2006 - Whether In Mice Or Men, All Cells Age The Same
  3. July 21, 2006 - You're only as old as your genes
Background


Nerve transmission speeds

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Undergrad Unlocks Nerve Speed Secret
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Boosting Killer Cells Might Improve Breast-cancer Drug
  2. July 17, 2006 - Scientists Show Protein Key To Bladder Cancer Spread, Potential Drug Target - also here
  3. July 17, 2006 - New Strategy Rapidly Identifies Cancer Targets - also here
  4. July 17, 2006 - Novel mechanism of taxane resistance
  5. July 18, 2006 - Feeding a Hungry Tumor
  6. July 18, 2006 - Melanoma May Be Over-Diagnosed
  7. July 18, 2006 - Mutations point the way to new leukemia drugs
  8. July 19, 2006 - Dietary Modifications May Not Benefit Cancer Patients - also here
  9. July 19, 2006 - Probable cause of deadly brain cancers established
  10. July 20, 2006 - Possible birthplace of malignant brain tumors identified
  11. July 20, 2006 - Leukemia Gene Normally Has Mammary Gland Function - also here
  12. July 21, 2006 - How nicotine helps cancer grow
  13. July 22, 2006 - Nicotine Promotes Growth Of Tumors Already Established By Tobacco Carcinogens
  14. July 23, 2006 - Removal Of Ovaries Decreases Risk Of Certain Cancers For Women At High-risk
  15. July 23, 2006 - Cancer wonder-drug hits the heart
  16. July 31, 2006 - Nicotine fuels growth of established tumors
Background


Stem cells and cancer

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Scientists Isolate Leukemia Stem Cells In A Model Of Human Leukemia - also here
  2. July 17, 2006 - How some cancers become leukemia
  3. July 19, 2006 - Breast Stem Cells Have Features Similar To 'Basal' Tumours - also here
  4. July 20, 2006 - Possible Birthplace Of Malignant Brain Tumors Identified
  5. July 21, 2006 - Potential Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells Found -- Cells May Underlie Tumor Recurrence And Resistance - also here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Human stem cells can contribute to a developing mouse embryo, despite evolutionary differences
  2. July 17, 2006 - Baby teeth might be source of stem cells
  3. July 20, 2006 - Study Establishes Safety Of Spinal Cord Stem Cell Transplantation - also here
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Diabetes Drug Shows Promise In Treating Alzheimer's - also here
  2. July 18, 2006 - MRIs Show Drug Treatment Slows Brain Deterioration On Road To Alzheimer's Disease - also here
  3. July 18, 2006 - Computer Card Game Detects Cognitive Changes - also here, here
  4. July 19, 2006 - Researchers find protein associated with brain cell death
  5. July 19, 2006 - Antibodies seen stopping Alzheimer's
  6. July 19, 2006 - Alzheimer's Patients May Get Skin Patch - also here
  7. July 22, 2006 - Eye test 'could spot Alzheimer's'
Background


Initiation of DNA replication

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Molecular DNA Switch Found To Be The Same For All Life - also here
Background


DNA methylation

References:
  1. July 17, 2006 - Pathway toward gene silencing described in plants
Background


P53 protein structure

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Structure Determined For p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein As Bound To DNA For Anti-cancer Activity
Background, Background


Inflammation and atherosclerosis

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Inflammatory processes in arteriosclerosis revealed
Background


Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and diet

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Diet can cut cancer, diabetes risk
Background


Gender differences in brain function

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Study Confirms Males/females Use Different Parts Of Brain In Language And Visuospatial Tasks - also here
  2. July 18, 2006 - Visuospatial, verbal brain role studied
Background, Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. July 18, 2006 - Starting Exercise Later in Life Still Helps Heart
  2. July 19, 2006 - Migraines With Aura Associated With Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Disease
Background


Paramutation of genes

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - A Turn Off For Mom or Dad
  2. July 20, 2006 - How purple corn and RNA break genetic laws - also here
Background


Bacterial shapes

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - Figuring Out Function From Bacteria's Bewildering Forms - also here, here
Background


Memory formation

References:
  1. July 19, 2006 - Study Offers New Clues About Memory - also here
Background


Nucleosomes

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Scientists Discover A Genetic Code For Organizing DNA Within The Nucleus - also here
  2. July 25, 2006 - Scientists Say They’ve Found a Code Beyond Genetics in DNA
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Wanted: computers for a humanitarian cause
Background


Neanderthal genome

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Neandertal Genome To Be Deciphered
  2. July 20, 2006 - Company, researchers to crack Neanderthal DNA code
  3. July 20, 2006 - Geneticists shoot for Neanderthal genome in two years
  4. July 21, 2006 - Neanderthal Genome Project Launches - also here
  5. July 21, 2006 - Scientists Hope to Unravel Neanderthal DNA
Background


Language and numerical cognition

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Maths evolved with language
Background, Background


Vaccines

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - Scientists Develop SARS Vaccine With Common Poultry Virus - also here
Background


Serotonin and appetite

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - New Clues To How Major Weight-loss Drugs Work - also here
  2. July 20, 2006 - New insight into how serotonin reduces appetite could help in developing safer anti-obesity drugs - also here
Background, Background


Periodontal bacteria and heart disease

References:
  1. July 20, 2006 - New study supports findings that periodontal bacteria may be linked to heart disease - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - A Diabetic Battle of the Bulge
  2. July 23, 2006 - Gene Variant Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes; But Healthy Lifestyle Changes Reduce Genetic Risk - also here
Background


Molecular target for obesity

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Researchers Find New Molecular Target For Obesity
Background


New evidence for ancient life

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Scientists Strengthen Case For Life On Earth More Than 3.8 Billion Years Ago - also here
Background


Cellular energy management and aging

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - Another Diet-Aging Clue? Link Found Between Cell's Energy Use And Genome Health - also here, here
Background, Background


Sound and meaning in language

References:
  1. July 21, 2006 - It's not what you said ..
  2. July 26, 2006 - Study Finds Connection Between Sound And Meaning In Words
  3. August 2, 2006 - How to Spot a Noun
  4. August 9, 2006 - Surprise for Linguists: Nouns and Verbs Sound Different
Background


Olfaction

References:
  1. July 22, 2006 - Understanding The 'Machinery' Of Smell
Background


Genes and obesity

References:
  1. July 22, 2006 - High Body Mass Index Doesn't Always Spell Obesity - also here
Background


Ribozymes

References:
  1. July 22, 2006 - Atomic-resolution Structure Of A Ribozyme Yields Insights Into RNA Catalysis And The Origins Of Life
Background


Development of the cerebral cortex

References:
  1. July 22, 2006 - Researchers Identify Very First Neurons In The 'Thinking' Brain
Background, Background


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