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Volume 2, Number 18
May 5, 2003

Carbon nanotubes
Gene therapy
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells from parthenogenesis
Stem cell maintenance
Cancer-resistant mice
Alternate-day fasting
New meson with mass defect
WIMP searches
Quantum dots and photonics
Safer cloning
Psychoneuroimmunology
Cholesterol control
Alzheimer's disease
Plant microtubules
Diabetes
Earliest stars
Cardiovascular disease
Eggs from stem cells in mice
Rating stem cells
GABA and brain function
Control of cellular ion channels
Pseudogenes
Superconductivity in magnesium diboride
Cancer-causing virus
Fundamental constants
Hominid evolutionary tree


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Nanotubes grown to wire chips
  2. April 30, 2003 - Superlong nanotubes can form a grid
  3. May 1, 2003 - Carbon Nanowire (CNW)
  4. May 2, 2003 - Carbon nanotubes light up - also here
  5. May 7, 2003 - The Tiniest Solid-State Light Emitter
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Microgel Polymer Beads May Provide General Vehicle For Vaccines, Gene Therapy
  2. April 30, 2003 - Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Trial Results Encouraging
  3. May 1, 2003 - Borrowing From Ebola Virus Could Aid Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Nanocontainers Deliver Drugs Directly to Cells
Background


Stem cells from parthenogenesis

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - 'Virgin birth' method promises ethical stem cell
Background


Stem cell maintenance

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Researchers Isolate Protein Needed For Stem Cell Maintenance
Background


Cancer-resistant mice

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Lucky discovery uncovers cancer-proof mouse
  2. April 29, 2003 - Scientists Develop Colony Of Mice That Fight Off Virulent Cancer
  3. April 30, 2003 - Immune Systems of New Mutant Mice Fight Off Cancer
Background


Alternate-day fasting

References:
  1. April 28, 2003 - Day-on, day-off diet boosts health
  2. April 28, 2003 - Skipping meals 'protects from diabetes'
  3. April 29, 2003 - Meal Skipping Helps Rodents Resist Diabetes, Brain Damage
Background


New meson with mass defect

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - New Subatomic Particle Identified at SLAC
  2. April 30, 2003 - BaBar detects new particle
  3. May 1, 2003 - New sub-atomic particle confounds theory
  4. May 3, 2003 - New subatomic particle found
  5. May 24, 2003 - New particles pose puzzle
Background


WIMP searches

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - Showers and air-con for WIMPs down Yorkshire mine
Background


Quantum dots and photonics

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - Research Holds Promise For Optical Chip
Background


Safer cloning

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - DNA re-write could allay cloning fears
Background


Psychoneuroimmunology

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - Searching For Meaning In Life May Boost Immune System
Background


Cholesterol control

References:
  1. April 29, 2003 - New Cholesterol Drug Paired With Statin Lowers Cholesterol
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 30, 2003 - Molecules Trigger Inflammation In Alzheimer Disease; Potential Targets To Slow Disease
  2. May 3, 2003 - Alzheimer's vitamins trial begins
Background


Plant microtubules

References:
  1. April 30, 2003 - Scientists Observe Nanosize Microtubules 'Treadmilling' Across Plant Cells
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. April 30, 2003 - Gene change causes diabetes
Background


Earliest stars

References:
  1. April 30, 2003 - The First Stars: Stellar Ashes Reveal Timing of Initial Light
  2. May 1, 2003 - Heavy elements lend weight to early stars
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. April 30, 2003 - Research Links Erectile Dysfunction And Cardiovascular Disease
Background


Eggs from stem cells in mice

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Embryonic stem cells turned into eggs
  2. May 2, 2003 - Scientists Produce Mouse Eggs From Embryonic Stem Cells, Demonstrating Totipotency Even In Vitro
  3. May 3, 2003 - Eggs made from embryos
Background


Rating stem cells

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Gene scale scores stem cells
Background


GABA and brain function

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Old age's mental slowdown may be reversible
  2. May 2, 2003 - Study On Worlds Oldest Monkeys May Explain Age-related Mental Decline
Background


Control of cellular ion channels

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Researchers Discover Structure Of Nature's 'Circuit Breaker'
Background


Pseudogenes

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Researchers Discover Novel Role For Pseudogenes
Background


Superconductivity in magnesium diboride

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Magnesium diboride at the double
Background


Cancer-causing virus

References:
  1. May 1, 2003 - Researchers Find Viral Protein That Mimics Its Way Into Cells
Background


Fundamental constants

References:
  1. May 3, 2003 - Lab tests tenets' limits
Background


Hominid evolutionary tree

References:
  1. May 3, 2003 - Ancestral Bushwhack: Hominid tree gets trimmed twice
Background


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