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Volume 2, Number 31
August 4, 2003

Alzheimer's disease
Martian water
Dark matter in galaxies
New class of proteasome inhibitors
Memory and generative learning
Photonic circuits
Cancer-related genes
Development of brain circuitry for vision
Disinfectant for prions
Beneficial effect of music training on language and memory
Liquid immersion lithography
Titania nanotubes as hydrogen sensors
Stem cells and diabetes
Gene therapy
Extremophiles
Neurotransmitter gene and longevity
Regulation of G proteins
Use of lithography to improve self-assembling materials
Bose-Einstein condensates
Gene silencing
New theory of cell death in Alzheimer's disease
Pharmacogenomics
Mouse intelligence
Spintronics


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 28, 2003 - Alzheimer's brain plaques and tangles linked
  2. July 28, 2003 - Parkinson's drug may hasten Alzheimer's
  3. July 31, 2003 - Enzyme may protect against Alzheimer's
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. July 28, 2003 - Los Alamos Releases New Maps Of Mars Water
Background


Dark matter in galaxies

References:
  1. July 28, 2003 - Small Galaxy Springs 'Dark Matter' Surprises
Background


New class of proteasome inhibitors

References:
  1. July 28, 2003 - New Compound Class Found To Trigger Changes In Cell Garbage Can
Background


Memory and generative learning

References:
  1. July 29, 2003 - Psychology Research Tackles Problem Of 'False Memories'; Study Is First To Examine Impact Of 'Generative Learning' On Flawed Retention
Background


Photonic circuits

References:
  1. July 29, 2003 - World's First Tunable 'Photon Copier' On A Chip
Background


Cancer-related genes

References:
  1. July 29, 2003 - Team Discovers Possible Cancer 'Susceptibility' Gene
Background


Development of brain circuitry for vision

References:
  1. July 29, 2003 - Study Sheds Light On Critical Relay In Visual Circuit Of The Brain; Nerve Cell Structure May Figure Into Defects In The First Stages Of Life
Background


Disinfectant for prions

References:
  1. July 29, 2003 - Volcanic pool enzyme kills prions
Background


Beneficial effect of music training on language and memory

References:
  1. October 29, 2003 - Music improves language and memory
Background


Liquid immersion lithography

References:
  1. July 30, 2003 - 'Liquid Lenses' May Shrink Feature Sizes On Microchips
Background


Titania nanotubes as hydrogen sensors

References:
  1. July 30, 2003 - Titania nanotubes make supersensitive hydrogen sensors
Background


Stem cells and diabetes

References:
  1. July 30, 2003 - Embryonic Stem Cell Model Could Provide Clues To Causes, Cures For Diabetes
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 30, 2003 - Salt Controls Size Of DNA Structures, Could Improve Gene Therapy
Background


Extremophiles

References:
  1. July 31, 2003 - NASA Scientist Discovers New Species Of Organism In Mars-like Environment
Background


Neurotransmitter gene and longevity

References:
  1. July 31, 2003 - Gene Helps Regulate Longevity In Flies, And Perhaps Humans
Background


Regulation of G proteins

References:
  1. July 31, 2003 - Researchers Determine Mechanism For Degradation Of G Proteins
Background


Use of lithography to improve self-assembling materials

References:
  1. July 31, 2003 - Manufacturing Technique Offers Possibilities For Electronics Industry
  2. August 5, 2003 - Self-assembling Devices At The Nanoscale: A New Hybrid Technique Could Lead To Mass-produced Chips With Molecular-scale Structure
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. July 31, 2003 - Ytterbium joins the condensates
Background


Gene silencing

References:
  1. August 1, 2003 - New Mechanism For Gene Silencing Identified; Discovery Suggests New Targets For Cancer Therapies
Background


New theory of cell death in Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 1, 2003 - New Theory Of Cell Death Proposed In Alzheimers Research
Background


Pharmacogenomics

References:
  1. August 1, 2003 - Gene test may predict cancer drug response
Background


Mouse intelligence

References:
  1. August 1, 2003 - Mouse intelligence measured
Background


Spintronics

References:
  1. August 1, 2003 - Molecules build a bridge to spintronics
Background


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