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Volume 3, Number 7
February 16, 2004

Long term memory formation
Natural killer cells
Martian water
Stress and the immune system
Stress, depression, and heart disease
Gene therapy
Leptin and fat metabolism
Stem cells
Earliest known insect
Improved vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Interaction of visual and motor cortex areas
Nanotechnology
DNA nanotechnology
Stem cells from cloned human embryos
Cancer
Carbon nanotubes
Fuel cell hydrogen from alcohol
AIDS
Diabetes
Alzheimer's disease
Silicon-based optical switch


Long term memory formation

References:
  1. February 9, 2004 - Team Discovers Memory Mechanism
Background


Natural killer cells

References:
  1. February 9, 2004 - Natural Killer Cells Are Made, Not Born
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. February 9, 2004 - Spheres of Influence: Water among Hypotheses for Mars Rock Formation
Background


Stress and the immune system

References:
  1. February 9, 2004 - A Little Stress May Go A Long Way Toward Boosting Skin's Immunity
Background


Stress, depression, and heart disease

References:
  1. February 10, 2004 - Researchers -- Again -- Pinpoint Why Stress Kills
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. February 10, 2004 - Gene therapy jab burns off fat
  2. February 13, 2004 - Steroid-coated DNA Represents New Approach To Gene Delivery
Background


Leptin and fat metabolism

References:
  1. February 10, 2004 - Hormone Transforms Fat Cells from Foes to Friends, Rat Study Suggests
  2. February 10, 2004 - Researchers Find Leptin Turns Fat-storing Cells Into Fat-burning Cells
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 10, 2004 - Cloned cells can repair mouse hearts
  2. February 14, 2004 - Database On Blood And Marrow Stem Cell Transplants Now Available Online
Background


Earliest known insect

References:
  1. February 11, 2004 - Oldest insect hints at dawn of flight
  2. February 12, 2004 - Fossil Find Is World's Oldest Insect
Background


Improved vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

References:
  1. February 11, 2004 - Etching Holes In Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Lasers Creates Better Beam
Background


Interaction of visual and motor cortex areas

References:
  1. February 11, 2004 - Researchers Pinpoint Brain Areas That Process Reality, Illusion
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 11, 2004 - Findings Of Novel Nanoproperties In Selenium Produced By Bacteria Open New Area Of Exploration
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Nano-origami: Scientists Create Single, Clonable Strand Of DNA That Folds Into An Octahedron
  2. February 14, 2004 - Snappy DNA: Long strand folds into octahedron
Background


Stem cells from cloned human embryos

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Cloned human embryos are stem cell breakthrough
  2. February 12, 2004 - Human Embryonic Stem Cells May Promise Medical Advances
  3. February 13, 2004 - Cloned Human Embryos Yield Stem Cells
  4. February 13, 2004 - Cloned human cells spell embryonic first
  5. February 14, 2004 - Cloned human embryo provides stem cells
Background, Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Copper May Play Role In 'Starving' Cancer To Standstill
  2. February 13, 2004 - Study Evaluates Immune Response To Telomerase Tumor Antigen As Possible Breast Cancer Vaccine
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Nanotubes Go with the Flow
Background


Fuel cell hydrogen from alcohol

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Fuel cells turn to alcohol
  2. February 13, 2004 - Boozy reactor hikes hydrogen hopes
  3. February 16, 2004 - New Reactor Puts Hydrogen From Renewable Fuels Within Reach
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 12, 2004 - Genetic Mutation Protects Against Both HIV And Plague? Not So, Say Scientists
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 13, 2004 - Storing Too Much Iron May Put Healthy Women At Increased Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 13, 2004 - Genes Influence Memory In Families With Alzheimer's Disease
Background


Silicon-based optical switch

References:
  1. February 13, 2004 - Silicon achieves optical success
Background


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