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Volume 3, Number 14
April 5, 2004

Methane on Mars
Regenerative medicine
Cancer
RNAi libraries
Nanotechnology
Microelectromechanical systems
Carbon nanotubes
Stem cells
Slowing impairment of memory
Atmospheric CO2
Fine-structure constant
Methane oceans on Titan
Self-assembly of DNA
Rat genome
Language genes
Transcription-based gene cloning
Diabetes
Superconductivity
Global warming
Deep earthquakes
The core-mantle boundary
Extrasolar planets
Mass extinctions
Missing "mini-galaxies"
Central black hole of Milky Way
Quantum effects in macroscopic objects
Appetite and leptin
Norepinephrine and memory
Mathematical model of biological growth
Origins of RNA
Visual recognition
Humanoid robots


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - Methane on Mars could signal life
  2. March 29, 2004 - Scientists Unsure if Methane at Mars Points to Biology or Geology
  3. March 30, 2004 - Methane found on Mars
  4. March 30, 2004 - Mars Express Confirms Methane In The Martian Atmosphere
  5. March 30, 2004 - Mars Express confirms methane in the Martian atmosphere
  6. March 31, 2004 - Methane on Mars may signal volcanoes
Background


Regenerative medicine

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - Self-assembling Proteins Could Help Repair Human Tissue
  2. March 29, 2004 - Scientists Light A Path For New Nerve Cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - Diet A Significant Factor In Reducing Risk Of Three Common Cancers
  2. March 31, 2004 - New Insight On Cell Growth Could Lead To Method For Stopping Cancer
  3. April 2, 2004 - Researchers Discover Green Tea Component Helps Kill Leukemia Cells
Background


RNAi libraries

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - New RNA Libraries Can Selectively Inactivate Human Genes
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - Novel Carbon Nanoparticles With Vast Potential
  2. March 29, 2004 - Titania Nanotube Hydrogen Sensors Clean Themselves
  3. March 31, 2004 - Engineers fabricating polymer 'nanobrushes' and other 'smart' molecule-sized structures
Background


Microelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. March 29, 2004 - New 'Inchworm' Actuator Allows Study Of Friction At The Microscale
  2. March 30, 2004 - Shot of alcohol greases micromachines
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. March 30, 2004 - Chemists Describe New Kind Of 'Nanotube' Transistor
  2. March 31, 2004 - Enlisting Carbon Nanotubes To Unmask Nerve Agents
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 30, 2004 - Researchers Discover Novel Gene Profile That May Identify Colon Stem Cells
  2. March 31, 2004 - Stem cells grow wild on carbon matrix
  3. April 1, 2004 - Embryonic Stem Cells Induced To Develop Into Bone Marrow And Blood Cells
Background


Slowing impairment of memory

References:
  1. March 30, 2004 - Liquorice extract sweetens old age
Background


Atmospheric CO2

References:
  1. March 30, 2004 - Carbon dioxide levels blow sky high
Background


Fine-structure constant

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - A Constant Worthy of the Name
  2. March 31, 2004 - New Quasar Studies Keep Fundamental Physical Constant Constant
  3. April 1, 2004 - New Quasar Studies Keep Fundamental Physical Constant Constant
  4. April 2, 2004 - Disputed 'building block' of physics is constant
  5. May 8, 2004 - Fundamental constant didn't vary after all
Background


Methane oceans on Titan

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Titanic waves break on Saturn's sludgy moon
Background


Self-assembly of DNA

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Evolved DNA stitches itself up
Background


Rat genome

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Rat genome reveals supercharged evolution
  2. April 1, 2004 - Lab Rat Genome Sequenced
  3. April 1, 2004 - Rat genome unveiled
  4. April 1, 2004 - Laboratory Rat Gene Sequencing Completed; Humans Share One-fourth Of Genes With Rat, Mouse
  5. April 1, 2004 - Rat genome helps separate mice from men
  6. April 2, 2004 - Bioinformatics Experts Help Reconstruct The Genomic Makeup Of Our Ancestors
Background


Language genes

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Birds Share 'Language' Gene with Humans
Background


Transcription-based gene cloning

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Scientists Develop New Cloning Technique That Dramatically Shortens The Search For Genes
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Compound Shows Promise As Vaccine-like Drug For Preventing Type 1 Diabetes
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. March 31, 2004 - Superconducting diamond turns up in Russia
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. April 1, 2004 - Less rain in a warmer world
Background


Deep earthquakes

References:
  1. April 1, 2004 - Minerals Are Key To Earthquakes Deep In The Earth
Background


The core-mantle boundary

References:
  1. April 1, 2004 - The Core-Mantle Boundary
  2. April 8, 2004 - Geophysicists turn up the pressure
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 1, 2004 - Earth-like planet search to start
Background


Mass extinctions

References:
  1. April 1, 2004 - Double whammy link to extinctions
Background


Missing "mini-galaxies"

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Mystery of the missing mini-galaxies
Background


Central black hole of Milky Way

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Radio Astronomers Lift 'Fog' On Milky Way's Dark Heart; Black Hole Fits Inside Earth's Orbit
Background


Quantum effects in macroscopic objects

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Physicists move closer to the quantum limit - also here
Background


Appetite and leptin

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Appetite may be hard-wired
  2. April 2, 2004 - Fat Hormone Leptin Alters Brain Architecture And Activity, Which In Turn Drives Feeding Behavior
Background


Norepinephrine and memory

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Norepinephrine Important In Retrieving Memories
Background


Mathematical model of biological growth

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Mathematicians Predict Patterns In Fingerprints And Cacti
Background


Origins of RNA

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - Molecular Midwives Hold Clues To The Origin Of Life
Background


Visual recognition

References:
  1. April 2, 2004 - New Insights In Visual Recognition; Work Could Lead To Improved Machine Vision Systems
Background


Humanoid robots

References:
  1. April 4, 2004 - Humanoid robot conducts Beethoven symphony
Background


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