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Volume 2, Number 46
November 17, 2003

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Faster transistors
More efficient solar cells
Neural prosthetics
Immune system disorders
Diet and cognitive function
Earliest vertebrates
Neurobiology of social emotions
Stem cells
Neurochemistry and memory
Gamma ray astronomy
Carbon nanotubes
Cancer
Duration of smallpox vaccine immunity
High-fat, low-starch diet
Genes related to heart disease
High-density plastic memory
Music and the brain
Evolutionary change
Synthetic virus
Alzheimer's disease
Molecular Bose-Einstein condensate
Brain function and sleep
Martian water
AIDS
Gene therapy
Diabetes
Rock-eating bacteria


Transcription factors

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Scientists Work To Break Cellular Code
Background


Faster transistors

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Researchers Create World's Fastest Transistor
Background


More efficient solar cells

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Novel Semiconductor Could Soup Up Solar Cells
Background


Neural prosthetics

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Pilot study may give quadriplegics computer control
  2. November 13, 2003 - Brain Signals From The Paralyzed Or Injured Captured By Computer
Background


Immune system disorders

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Ten-year Study Leads Researchers To Psoriasis Genes
  2. November 12, 2003 - Protein Identified That May Play Central Role In Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background


Diet and cognitive function

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Diet May Improve Cognition, Slow Aging, And Help Protect Against Cosmic Radiation
Background


Earliest vertebrates

References:
  1. November 10, 2003 - Hot debate over earliest vertebrate claim
Background


Neurobiology of social emotions

References:
  1. November 11, 2003 - Scientists Uncover Neurobiological Basis For Romantic Love, Trust, And Self
  2. November 11, 2003 - Trust begets hormone
  3. November 11, 2003 - Breast-feeding promotes wound healing
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 11, 2003 - Universal Bone Marrow Cell Spurs Growth Of Vessels And Heart Muscle
  2. November 14, 2003 - Stem Cells From Human Peripheral Blood Protect Against Acute Stroke In Rats
Background


Neurochemistry and memory

References:
  1. November 11, 2003 - Researchers Find Gingko Biloba May Help Improve Memory
  2. November 12, 2003 - Nicotine Metabolite May Improve Memory, Protect Against Disease
  3. November 13, 2003 - Researchers Identify Enzyme That May Turn Fleeting Experience Into Lasting Memory
Background


Gamma ray astronomy

References:
  1. November 11, 2003 - ESA's New View Of The Milky Way In Gamma Rays
  2. November 12, 2003 - ESA's New View Of The Milky Way In Gamma Rays
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - Thermal Superconductivity In Carbon Nanotubes Not So 'Super' When Added To Certain Materials
  2. November 13, 2003 - Nanotubes join the army
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - Novel DNA-repair Gene Mutation Can Cause Resistance To Cancer Drugs
Background


Duration of smallpox vaccine immunity

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - Immune Memory From Smallpox Vaccination Lasts More 50 Years
Background


High-fat, low-starch diet

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - High Saturated Fat, Starch Avoidance Weight Loss Diet Offers Good Preliminary Results
Background


Genes related to heart disease

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - New Pathway Provides Insight Into Heart Disease
Background


High-density plastic memory

References:
  1. November 12, 2003 - Data storage made easy
  2. November 13, 2003 - Plastic memory promises cheap, dense storage
  3. November 13, 2003 - Powerful Plastic Memory Device On the Cheap
Background


Music and the brain

References:
  1. November 13, 2003 - New Studies Show Factors Responsible For Enhanced Response To Music
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 13, 2003 - New Vaccine Tested In Animals May Hold Hope For Alzheimer's Patients
Background


Evolutionary change

References:
  1. November 13, 2003 - Research Sheds New Light On Process Of Evolution
Background


Synthetic virus

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Virus synthesised in a fortnight
  2. November 14, 2003 - Bacteria-eating virus made in record time
  3. November 14, 2003 - Virus built from scratch in two weeks
Background, Background


Molecular Bose-Einstein condensate

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Molecules form new state of matter
Background


Brain function and sleep

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Scientists Find Brain Areas Affected By Lack Of Sleep
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Delta-Like Fan On Mars Suggests Ancient Rivers Were Persistent
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Elements Of Green Tea Prevent HIV From Binding To Human T Cells
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Restore Function Of Damaged Heart Cells In Laboratory
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 14, 2003 - Breakthrough sparks diabetes hope
Background


Rock-eating bacteria

References:
  1. November 15, 2003 - Some bacteria break down minerals, while others make them
Background


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