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Volume 2, Number 30
July 28, 2003

Planet formation and metallicity
Terascale computing
Cancer-related genes
Obesity-diabetes connection
Quantum dots
Dark energy
Gaseous galaxies
Choanoflagellates and the origin of animals
Toll-like receptors in the immune system
LDL-lowering diet
Alzheimer's disease
Psychoneuroimmunology
Viruses
Pain regulation by GABA
Earliest stars
VIRGO gravitational wave detector
Dark matter
Carbon nanotubes
Nanomotors
Thought communication without implants
Neuron-growth-stimulating protein
Treating infertility with egg and sperm from stem cells
Cancer
Martian water
Gene therapy
Fat cell receptor protein and obesity
Therose nucleic acid (TNA)


Planet formation and metallicity

References:
  1. July 21, 2003 - First stars had no planets
  2. July 21, 2003 - Stars with metal harbour planets
  3. July 24, 2003 - Stars Rich In Heavy Metals Tend To Harbor Planets
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. July 21, 2003 - Canada's fastest computer simulates galaxies, black holes
  2. July 30, 2003 - Canada's Fastest Computer Simulates Galaxies, Black Holes
Background


Cancer-related genes

References:
  1. July 21, 2003 - Researchers Locate Tumor-suppressor Gene In Fruit Flies That Controls Cell Production, Death
  2. July 22, 2003 - Researchers Pinpoint Genes Involved In Cancer Growth
  3. July 24, 2003 - Researchers Identify Secondary Pathway For Survival Of Cancer Cells
Background


Obesity-diabetes connection

References:
  1. July 21, 2003 - Research Suggests How Steroids Cause Diabetes And Hypertension; Liver Plays Critical Role
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. July 21, 2003 - Researchers Use Quantum Dots As A New Approach To Solid-state Lighting
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Big Bang afterglow reveals dark energy's repulsion
  2. July 23, 2003 - Direct evidence found for dark energy
  3. August 5, 2003 - Dark Energy Confirmed: Shadow of Mystery Force Seen in New Study
Background


Gaseous galaxies

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Researcher Discovers Galaxies Of Gas
Background


Choanoflagellates and the origin of animals

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Ancient ancestor's legacy of life
Background


Toll-like receptors in the immune system

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Single Protein Is Key In Response To Bacterial, Viral Infections
  2. July 23, 2003 - Protein That Fights Bacteria And Viruses Cloned
Background


LDL-lowering diet

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - 'Ape diet' lowers bad cholesterol levels
  2. July 23, 2003 - Diet May Cut Cholesterol As Much As Drugs Do
  3. July 23, 2003 - Diet As Good As Drug For Lowering Cholesterol
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Obesity may raise risk of Alzheimer's
Background


Psychoneuroimmunology

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Happy People May Have More Immunities To Common Cold
Background


Viruses

References:
  1. July 22, 2003 - Some viruses faster than a speeding bullet
Background


Pain regulation by GABA

References:
  1. July 23, 2003 - Insight Into The Way Pain Is Regulated In The Brain Could Lead To New Target For Therapy
Background


Earliest stars

References:
  1. July 23, 2003 - Giant Gas Cloud Made of Atoms Formed in First Stars
  2. July 23, 2003 - Trace gas dates Universe's first stars
  3. July 23, 2003 - Stars make an early entrance
  4. July 25, 2003 - Quasar shows star birth at dawn of time
Background


VIRGO gravitational wave detector

References:
  1. July 23, 2003 - VIRGO takes off
Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. July 23, 2003 - Dark matter may be an illusion
Background, Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. July 23, 2003 - Chemical 'Scissors' Yield Short Carbon Nanotubes; New Process Yields Nanotubes Small Enough To Migrate Through Cells
Background


Nanomotors

References:
  1. July 24, 2003 - Scientists Manufacture Nanomotor
  2. July 24, 2003 - World's smallest electric rotor made
  3. July 24, 2003 - Physicists Build World's Smallest Motor Using Nanotubes And Etched Silicon
  4. July 25, 2003 - Nanoactuator gets in a spin
  5. July 28, 2003 - World's smallest motor is a techno marvel
Background


Thought communication without implants

References:
  1. July 24, 2003 - Wheelchair moves at the speed of thought
Background


Neuron-growth-stimulating protein

References:
  1. July 24, 2003 - New Growth-stimulating Cue Identified For Nerve Cells
Background


Treating infertility with egg and sperm from stem cells

References:
  1. July 24, 2003 - Stem cells can end infertility, say IVF pioneers
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 24, 2003 - Fake tans boost skin cancer rates
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. July 25, 2003 - New Map of Water Ice on Mars
  2. July 25, 2003 - Martian warm spots could be towers of ice
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 25, 2003 - Study Points To New Gene Therapy Tool In Preventing Epileptic Seizures
Background


Fat cell receptor protein and obesity

References:
  1. July 25, 2003 - New Protein May Play A Role In Obesity
Background


Therose nucleic acid (TNA)

References:
  1. July 27, 2003 - New clues to identity of first genetic molecule
Background


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