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Volume 2, Number 22
June 2, 2003

Dark energy
Dwarf galaxies
Electron measurement and quantum computing
Galaxy clustering
Planet-forming disks
Supernova formation in galactic collision
RNA interference for single-gene silencing
DNA studies of human migrations
Ultraviolet light and RNA
Gamma ray bursts
Prions
Cloning
Extrasolar planets
Similarity of woody and herbaceous plants
Stellar evolution
Gene involved with melanoma
Stem cell "immortality" gene
Gene regulation
Imaging witn quantum dots
Optical geometric phase and quantum information
Diabetes
Growth of nanoparticles
Alzheimer's disease


Dark energy

References:
  1. May 26, 2003 - New Evidence for a Stop-and-Go Universe
Background


Dwarf galaxies

References:
  1. May 26, 2003 - Tiny Galaxies Once Roared In The Universe, Say Scientists
  2. May 28, 2003 - Smallest galaxies in the Universe discovered
  3. May 29, 2004 - New sub-compact galaxy in a class of its own
Background


Electron measurement and quantum computing

References:
  1. May 26, 2003 - Physicists Measure Individual Electrons In Real Time
  2. May 27, 2003 - Physicists Measure Individual Electrons In Real Time; Ultracold Experiment Opens Door For Basic Studies In Quantum Computing
  3. June 4, 2003 - New Nanoscale Device Reveals Behavior Of Individual Electrons
Background


Galaxy clustering

References:
  1. May 26, 2003 - Clustering in Universe Seen as Indicator of Galaxy Evolution
  2. May 31, 2003 - Galaxy survey shows that color matters
Background


Planet-forming disks

References:
  1. May 27, 2003 - Astronomers Find Seven Planet-forming Disks, Doubling Total
  2. May 27, 2003 - More planet-forming dust clouds out there
Background


Supernova formation in galactic collision

References:
  1. May 27, 2003 - Supernova Factory Discovered Where Galaxies Collide
Background


RNA interference for single-gene silencing

References:
  1. May 28, 2003 - Researchers Selectively Silence Disease-causing Gene
Background


DNA studies of human migrations

References:
  1. May 28, 2003 - Scientists Use DNA Fragments To Trace The Migration Of Modern Humans
Background


Ultraviolet light and origins of life

References:
  1. May 28, 2003 - UV light may have sparked life on Earth
  2. June 3, 2003 - Harsh radiation may have been cradle of life
Background


Gamma ray bursts

References:
  1. May 28, 2003 - New Clues to Nature's Greatest Explosions
  2. May 29, 2003 - Satellite's Lucky Break May Lead To Secret Of Ultimate Explosions
Background


Prions

References:
  1. May 28, 2003 - Mad cow future: tests explore next generation of defenses
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. May 29, 2003 - Mule birth marks equine cloning breakthrough
  2. May 30, 2003 - Equine Cloning Hurdles Cleared, Birth of Copied Mule Suggests
  3. May 30, 2003 - Mule cloned
  4. May 30, 2003 - Team First To Clone Equine
  5. May 30, 2003 - Mule cloning sheds light on cancer, ageing
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 29, 2003 - Earth-Sized Planets Confirmed, But They're Dead Worlds
Background


Similarity of woody and herbaceous plants

References:
  1. May 29, 2003 - Trees And Flowers More Akin Than Dissimilar; Homology Of Expressed Genes In Loblolly Pine And Arabidopsis Thaliana

Stellar evolution

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Starquakes shed light on stellar evolution
Background


Gene involved with melanoma

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Study Offers Hope For First New Melanoma Treatment In Decades
Background


Stem cell "immortality" gene

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Stem cell 'immortality' gene found
  2. June 2, 2003 - Cells Of The Ever Young: Getting Closer To The Truth
Background


Gene regulation

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Yeast Genomes Reveal New Sites Of Gene Control
Background


Imaging witn quantum dots

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Quantum dots boost tissue imaging
  2. June 2, 2003 - 3-D Imaging Inside Living Organism, Using Quantum Dots Coursing Through Mouse's Body
Background


Optical geometric phase and quantum information

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - A New Optical Geometric Phase
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 30, 2003 - Diabetes 'may run in the family'
Background


Growth of nanoparticles

References:
  1. May 31, 2003 - Scientists spy on growing nanoparticles
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 31, 2003 - Flawed Therapy: Hormone replacement takes more hits
Background


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