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Volume 3, Number 8
February 23, 2004

White dwarf stars
New record for farthest observed galaxy
Neutrino research
Cloning
Extending neuron progenitor cell longevity with telomerase
Cancer
Human evolutionary studies
Alzheimer's disease
Forests and CO2 absorption
The innate immune system
Prions
Climate modeling
Migration of germ cells in embryos
Faster protein crystallography
AIDS
Stem cells
Quantum behavior in large molecules
Black holes
Artificial organs
APO-B genes and longevity
Diabetes
Supernova 1987A
High-temperature superconductivity
Empathy
Martial water
Dark energy
Longevity-related genes
Brain organization for sensory processing
The placebo effect
Peripheral immunity
Chirality of meteorite amino acids


White dwarf stars

References:
  1. February 14, 2004 - The Galaxy's Largest Diamond
  2. February 17, 2004 - Moon-sized crystal revealed in star's heart
  3. February 23, 2004 - Whole Earth Telescope Confirms Gem Of A Star
Background


New record for farthest observed galaxy

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Most Distant Galaxy Hints at Dark Ages
  2. February 16, 2004 - Astronomers find most distant object yet
  3. February 16, 2004 - Hubble And Keck Find Farthest Known Galaxy In The Universe
  4. February 16, 2004 - Hubble and Keck find farthest known galaxy in the Universe
  5. February 16, 2004 - Telescopes find most distant galaxy
  6. February 18, 2004 - Newly Discovered Galaxy Is a Record-Breaker
Background


Neutrino research

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Research On Tiniest Particles Could Have Far-reaching Effects
Background


Extending neuron progenitor cell longevity with telomerase

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Neurologists Create A Font Of Human Nerve Cells
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Mice Cloned From Olfactory Cells
  2. February 17, 2004 - Most Clones Doomed From The Start
  3. February 17, 2004 - Equine Cloning's Triple Play Sheds Light On Calcium, Cell Signaling, Human Disease
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Research Points In New Direction For Cancer Clues
  2. February 17, 2004 - Tumor Cell-specific Therapy Shows Preclinical Promise
  3. February 18, 2004 - Targeting Cell Fusion As Possible Way To Repair Organs, Deliver Cancer Vaccines
  4. February 19, 2004 - Cancer Cells Can Compress Blood Vessels, Block Entry Of Drugs
  5. February 20, 2004 - Researcher Successfully Vaccinates Some Patients Against Lung Cancer
Background


Human evolutionary studies

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Researcher Offers A New Perspective On Human Evolution
  2. February 17, 2004 - Human Evolution At The Crossroads: Integrating Genetics And Paleontology
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - New Study May Explain How Fats Damage Neurons In Alzheimer's Patients
  2. February 17, 2004 - Possible Mechanism For Link Between Diabetes And Alzheimer's Disease Discovered
Background


Forests and CO2 absorption

References:
  1. February 16, 2004 - Open-air Experiment Results Could Deflate Hopes That Forests Can Alleviate Global Warming
Background


The innate immune system

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - Disease-fighters In Our Mouths Provide Clues To Enhancing The Immune System
Background


Prions

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - New form of mad cow disease found
  2. February 17, 2004 - New Form of Mad Cow Protein Discovered
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - Global Warming To Squeeze Western Mountains Dry By 2050
Background


Migration of germ cells in embryos

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - Researchers Uncover Biochemical Clues To How Cells Migrate In Embryos
Background


Faster protein crystallography

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - New X-ray Sources Speed Protein Crystallography
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - Studies Offer New Insight Into HIV Vaccine Development
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 17, 2004 - Grow your own teeth
  2. February 18, 2004 - Chemical That Turns Mouse Stem Cells Into Heart Muscles Discovered
  3. February 18, 2004 - Stem Cells Found In Adults May Repair Nerves
  4. February 19, 2004 - Chemical Turns Stem Cells Into Beating Heart Cells
Background


Quantum behavior in large molecules

References:
  1. February 18, 2004 - Looking at decoherence
  2. February 23, 2004 - Making Decoherence Visible
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. February 18, 2004 - Giant black hole caught devouring star
  2. February 19, 2004 - Giant Black Hole Rips Apart Unlucky Star In Cosmic Reality Show
Background


Artificial organs

References:
  1. February 18, 2004 - Researcher Uses Bioprinter To Print Three-Dimensional Cellular Structures
Background


APO-B genes and longevity

References:
  1. February 18, 2004 - What Are Your Odds Of Surviving Into Your Hundreds?
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 18, 2004 - Insulin-producing Cells Found In A Variety Of Tissues In Diabetes
Background


Supernova 1987A

References:
  1. February 19, 2004 - Hubble Reveals Dramatic New Phase of a Supernova Explosion
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. February 19, 2004 - Closing in on a theory of superconductivity
Background


Empathy

References:
  1. February 19, 2004 - Humans are hardwired to feel others' pain
  2. February 20, 2004 - I feel your pain
  3. February 20, 2004 - Empathy For Pain Activates Pain-sensitive Regions Of The Brain
Background


Martial water

References:
  1. February 19, 2004 - Mars Rovers Explore Hints of Salty Water
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - New Clues About the Nature of Dark Energy: Einstein May Have Been Right After All - also here
  2. February 20, 2004 - Universe Has At Least 30 Billion Years Left
  3. February 23, 2004 - Fresh light on dark energy
  4. February 28, 2004 - Homing in on dark energy
Background


Longevity-related genes

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - Biochemical Clues To Long Lifespan Revealed: Findings Extend Longevity Research From Yeast And Worms To Mammals
Background


Brain organization for sensory processing

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - Study Provides New Insights About Brain Organization
Background


The placebo effect

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - Scientists See How Placebo Effect Eases Pain
Background, Background


Peripheral immunity

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - Protein Helps Immune System Mount 'Instant Strike' Against Deadly Flu Viruses
Background


Chirality of meteorite amino acids

References:
  1. February 20, 2004 - Meteorite molecules spin sugars
  2. February 20, 2004 - Life In The Universe Takes Orders From Space
Background


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