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Volume 2, Number 50
December 15, 2003

Stress and longevity
Cancer
Gene therapy
Kinesin
Transplant rejection
Earthquakes
Martian water
Formation of massive stars
Hilbert's 16th problem
Superconductors
Alzheimer's disease
Stopping light
Robotics
Climate change
Chimpanzee genome
Diabetes
Stem cells
Extrasolar planets
Extrasolar comets
Advanced magnetic storage technology
Gene expression mapping
Bi-specific antibodies
Potassium in Earth's core
C-reactive protein and hypertension
Synthesis of virus genome
Nanobiotechnology


Stress and longevity

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Fear of new things shortens life
  2. December 9, 2003 - Scaredy-rats die young
  3. December 11, 2003 - A Little Stress May Be Good For You
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Modified Poliovirus Targets Brain Cancer Cells
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Novel Gene Therapy Delivery Uses Stem Cells That Target, Attack Tumors
Background


Kinesin

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Scientists Solve Puzzle Of How Kinesin Motor Molecules Walk Or Limp Across Cells
Background


Transplant rejection

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Scientists Develop A Novel Strategy To Help Prevent Transplant Rejection
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Progress, Promise In Space-based Earthquake Research
  2. December 9, 2003 - 'Domino' Earthquakes Could Be Deadly
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. December 8, 2003 - Mars Emerging from Ice Age, Data Suggest
Background


Formation of massive stars

References:
  1. December 9, 2003 - Massive star revealed to have glowing disk
Background


Hilbert's 16th problem

References:
  1. December 9, 2003 - Mathematicians dispute proof of century-old problem
Background


Superconductors

References:
  1. December 9, 2003 - A Hot Time For Cold Superconductors
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 9, 2003 - Distress raises Alzheimer's risk
Background


Stopping light

References:
  1. December 10, 2003 - Light 'frozen' in its tracks
  2. December 10, 2003 - Switching light on and off
  3. December 10, 2003 - Light Frozen in a Hall of Atomic Mirrors
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. December 10, 2003 - Robot's Voice Helps It Find Its Way
  2. December 10, 2003 - Robot Navigates Using Its Own Voice
Background


Climate change

References:
  1. December 10, 2003 - Man has been changing climate for 8,000 years
Background


Chimpanzee genome

References:
  1. December 10, 2003 - Chimp genome draft completed
  2. December 11, 2003 - Chimp Genome Assembled; Draft Sequence Aligned With Human Genome
  3. December 12, 2003 - Genome scan shows human-chimp differences
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 10, 2003 - Researchers Look To Stem Cell Therapy And Bone Marrow Transplants To Find A Cure For Diabetes
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 11, 2003 - Sperm from stem cells fertilize egg
  2. December 11, 2003 - Mouse Embryonic Germ Cells And Male Gametes Created In The Lab
  3. December 11, 2003 - Stem cells can grow into sperm
  4. December 12, 2003 - Researchers Engineer Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells To Form Sperm Cell Precursors - also here
  5. December 12, 2003 - New Method Of Identifying And Isolating Stem Cells Developed
  6. December 13, 2003 - Stretching changes stem cells' fate
  7. December 15, 2003 - Stem cells allow infertile males to be fathers
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 11, 2003 - Planet-formation Model Indicates Earthlike Planets Might Be Common
  2. December 11, 2003 - Planet-formation model indicates Earthlike planets might be common
Background


Extrasolar comets

References:
  1. December 12, 2003 - Carbon clue implies comets orbit other stars
Background


Advanced magnetic storage technology

References:
  1. December 12, 2003 - Self-assembled 'Nanorings' Could Boost Computer Memory
Background


Gene expression mapping

References:
  1. December 12, 2003 - Mustard-root Map Breaks New Ground Tracking Gene Expression
Background


Bi-specific antibodies

References:
  1. December 13, 2003 - New antibody delivers a double blow
Background


Potassium in Earth's core

References:
  1. December 13, 2003 - Radioactive potassium may be major heat source in Earth's core
  2. December 15, 2003 - Radioactive Potassium May Be Major Heat Source In Earth's Core
Background


C-reactive protein and hypertension

References:
  1. December 13, 2003 - C-reactive protein may presage hypertension
Background


Synthesis of virus genome

References:
  1. December 13, 2003 - Genome made quickly from scratch
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Nanoparticles hunt down and kill tumors
Background


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