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Volume 1, Number 28
July 15, 2002

Next generation astronomical facilities
Extrasolar planets
Evolution of photosynthesis
MircoRNA
Vaccine targeting telomerase
AIDS
Donepezil improvement of memory
Stem cells
Supernovae
Nanotube diagnostic X-rays
Caloric restriction
Human evolution
Possible extraterrestrial origins of life
Electron pairs as bosons
Synthetic virus
Leptin and fat metabolism
Black holes
Cosmological limits on neutrino mass
Quantum cryptography
Sahelanthropus tchadensis
Rotation of the universe


Next generation astronomical facilities

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - Astronomy's next big thing
  2. July 8, 2002 - Giant telescope project gets boost
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - Astronomers Spy Signs of Gas Giant Planet in the Making
  2. July 10, 2002 - Another Saturn-like planet found
  3. July 11, 2002 - Astronomers discover 101st planet
Background


Evolution of photosynthesis

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - Genomic Clues To The Evolution Of Photosynthesis
Background


MircoRNA

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - MicroRNA Turns a New Leaf
Background


Vaccine targeting telomerase

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - Cancer Vaccine Targets Immortalisation Factor In Cancer Cell
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - Why Drugs Can't Keep HIV Down
  2. July 9, 2002 - Search for "holy grail" HIV vaccine begins
  3. July 12, 2002 - Growth Hormone May Stimulate Production Of T Cells To Boost Body's Ability To Fight HIV
Background


Donepezil improvement of memory

References:
  1. July 8, 2002 - 'Smart drugs' boost pilot memory
  2. July 9, 2002 - Alzheimer's drug boosts memory of non-sufferers
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 9, 2002 - Normal Gene Control Increases Chances Human Stem Cells Will Be Safe
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. July 9, 2002 - Surprising Supernova Trigger
Background


Nanotube diagnostic X-rays

References:
  1. July 9, 2002 - Nanotube Diagnostic X-Rays
Background


Caloric restriction

References:
  1. July 10, 2002 - Caloric Restriction Research: Moving From Lab Animals To Humans
Background


Human evolution

References:
  1. July 10, 2002 - Oldest hominid skull shakes human family tree
  2. July 10, 2002 - Chad Dunes Yield First Member of Human Family
  3. July 11, 2002 - Meet the Oldest Member of the Human Family
  4. July 11, 2002 - Oldest member of human family found
  5. July 11, 2002 - Toumaï, face of the deep
  6. July 15, 2002 - A heady discovery
Background


Possible extraterrestrial origins of life

References:
  1. July 10, 2002 - Life: did it come from outer space?
Background


Electron pairs as bosons

References:
  1. July 10, 2002 - Electron pairs behave like bosons
Background


Synthetic virus

References:
  1. July 11, 2002 - First synthetic virus created
  2. July 11, 2002 - Scientists build polio virus from scratch
  3. July 11, 2002 - Poliovirus Baked From Scratch
  4. July 12, 2002 - Polio made from scratch
  5. July 13, 2002 - Virus recreated from synthetic DNA

Leptin and fat metabolism

References:
  1. July 12, 2002 - Research Identifies Enzyme Involved In Fat Storage
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. July 12, 2002 - Astronomers reach the event horizon
Background


Cosmological limits on neutrino mass

References:
  1. July 12, 2002 - Galaxies Help Weigh Neutrinos
  2. July 18, 2002 - Neutrinos Weigh in on Galactic Scale
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. July 12, 2002 - Quantum "key" breaks distance record
Background


Sahelanthropus tchadensis

References:
  1. July 13, 2009 - Evolution's Surprise: Fossil find uproots our early ancestors
Background


Rotation of the universe

References:
  1. July 14, 2002 - Quantum gyroscope could reveal Universe's spin

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