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Volume 1, Number 14
April 8, 2002

Hybrid solar cells
Mental rotation and object recognition
Telomeres
Quasars
Gene therapy
Developmental biology
Rac genes and brain development
Alzheimer's disease
Superconductor symmetry breaking
Stem cells
Quantum games
Gamma ray bursts
Leptin, obesity, and blood clots
Stopping light
Cancer
Glial cell genes
Sleep apnea
Sun's magnetic field
RNA interference
DNA methylation


Hybrid solar cells

References:
  1. March 29, 2002 - Scientists Create New Solar Cell
  2. April 1, 2002 - Nanotechnology Plus Plastic Electronics: Solar Cells
  3. April 4, 2002 - Cheap, Plastic Solar Cells May Be On The Horizon, Thanks To New Technology
Background


Mental rotation and object recognition

References:
  1. April 1, 2002 - Different Parts Of The Brain Handle Fantasy And Reality
Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. April 1, 2002 - Loss Of Protection At Tips Of Chromosomes May Explain Why Elderly Cells Cease To Divide
Background


Quasars

References:
  1. April 1, 2002 - Chandra Scrutinizes Centers of the Most Distant Known Quasars
  2. April 1, 2002 - Supermassive Black Holes Powered Most Ancient Quasars
  3. April 5, 2002 - Supermassive Black Holes Powered The Most Ancient Quasars, But Have Evolved Through Time
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 1, 2002 - Rats With Partial Parkinsonís Damage In The Brain Show Complete Functional Recovery After Gene Therapy
  2. April 2, 2002 - Gene therapy cures "bubble boy"
  3. April 4, 2002 - Novel Gene Therapy Approach For Cystic Fibrosis In First Human Trials
Background


Developmental biology

References:
  1. April 1, 2002 - Studies Of Genes In Mice And Common Worm May Accelerate Research On Blood Diseases, Cancers
  2. April 3, 2002 - Chemical Messenger Controls Bone Growth In Embryos
Background


Rac genes and brain development

References:
  1. April 2, 2002 - Fly Brains Provide New Insights Into The Growth And Development Of Human Nerve Cells
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 2, 2002 - MRI Study Traces Alzheimer's Path of Destruction
  2. April 3, 2002 - Statins May Prevent Damage By Alzheimer's Disease Protein
  3. April 4, 2002 - Flubbed Folding Can Make Proteins Lethal
  4. April 4, 2002 - Smoking gun found for Alzheimer's
  5. April 5, 2002 - Alzheimer's research seeks out lizards
Background


Superconductor symmetry breaking

References:
  1. April 2, 2002 - Superconductors tell left from right
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - Team Reports Source Of Human Cells For Engineered Blood Vessels
Background


Quantum games

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - Physicists play by quantum rules
Background


Gamma ray bursts

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - Hypernovae chief suspects for gamma ray bursts
  2. April 3, 2002 - Closing In on the Cosmos's Biggest Blasts
  3. April 3, 2002 - Mysterious High-Energy Bursts Linked to Supernova
  4. April 4, 2002 - Supernova Signature Seen in Afterglow of Gamma-Ray Burst
  5. April 4, 2002 - Gamma rays illuminate supernova
  6. April 5, 2002 - Death Of Huge Star Seen As Cause Of Gamma Ray Bursts
Background


Leptin, obesity, and blood clots

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - Leptin Linked To Obesity And Blood Clots
  2. April 4, 2002 - High Leptin Levels May Explain Blood Clots In Obese
Background


Stopping light

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - Stopping light in its tracks
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 3, 2002 - A New Genetic Marker for Prostate Cancer
Background


Glial cell genes

References:
  1. April 4, 2002 - Scientists Trace Recently Found Genes To The Evolution Of Big Brains
Background


Sleep apnea

References:
  1. April 4, 2002 - Cellular Link Between Sleep Apnea And Atherosclerosis Found
Background


Sun's magnetic field

References:
  1. April 4, 2002 - Sound check for the Sun's magnetic dynamo
Background


RNA interference

References:
  1. April 5, 2002 - Scientists Find They Can Tap Gene-Silencing Process To Reveal Parts Of Genetic Machinery
Background


DNA methylation

References:
  1. April 5, 2002 - Two enzymes cooperate to silence genes and maintain DNA methylation in human cancer cells
Background


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