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Volume 3, Number 18
May 3, 2004

Gravity Probe B
Nanotechnology
Stem cells
Brain imaging studies
Cancer
Ocean circulation and climate change
Control of autoimmune reactions
Chromosome handling during cell division
Supercooled Fermi gas
Cholesterol
Alzheimer's disease
Carbon nanotubes
Neanderthals
DNA detection technology
"Dark age" of the universe
Superconductivity
Quark-gluon plasma
Double pulsars
Triglycerides, leptin, and obesity
DNA computing for therapeutic applications
Telomeres
Quantum computation


Gravity Probe B

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Gravity Probe B Status Report
  2. April 30, 2004 - All Systems Go On Gravity Probe B
  3. May 15, 2004 - After 40-year prep, gravity test soars
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Faster circuits go for gold
  2. April 27, 2004 - Enzyme "Ink" Shows Potential For Nanomanufacturing
  3. April 29, 2004 - Nanogold Does Not Glitter, But Its Future Looks Bright
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - First Randomized Trial Of Adult Stem Cell Injections In Heart Failure Patients Shows Benefit
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Imaging Test Could Be Used To Diagnose Schizophrenia
  2. April 27, 2004 - Scientists See Effects of Aging in Brain
  3. April 27, 2004 - Brain Visualized In Real Time As Animal 'Smells'
  4. April 28, 2004 - Language 'Center' Of Brain Shifts With Age
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Discovery Sheds Light On How Cancer Cells Grow And Divide
  2. April 28, 2004 - Gene Defect Linked To Premature Aging
  3. April 30, 2004 - Presence Of Gene Mutation Tightly Linked To Drug Effectiveness In Lung Cancer
Background


Ocean circulation and climate change

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Rate Of Ocean Circulation Directly Linked To Abrupt Climate Change
Background


Control of autoimmune reactions

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Protein May Help Prevent Autoimmune Attacks
Background


Chromosome handling during cell division

References:
  1. April 26, 2004 - Genome-wide Screen Reveals New Tricks Of Old Genes
Background


Supercooled Fermi gas

References:
  1. April 27, 2004 - Proof of New State of Matter Is in the Jelly
  2. April 28, 2004 - Proof of new state of matter is in the jelly
  3. May 3, 2004 - Proof Of New State Of Matter Is In The Jelly
Background


Cholesterol

References:
  1. April 27, 2004 - Newly Discovered Gene Controls Levels Of 'Bad' Cholesterol In Mice
  2. April 27, 2004 - Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With The Seasons
  3. April 28, 2008 - Experimental drug boosts HDL counts
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 27, 2004 - Recent Discoveries Pave The Way Toward New Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease
  2. April 28, 2004 - Alzheimer's gene therapy trial shows early promise
  3. April 28, 2004 - GM skin cells help treat Alzheimer's?
  4. April 28, 2004 - Brain surgery treats Alzheimer's
  5. April 28, 2004 - Preliminary Results Are Promising In Alzheimer's Gene Therapy Trial
  6. April 29, 2004 - Some Cases Of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Linked To Common Gene
  7. April 29, 2004 - Researchers Uncover Genes Involved In Early Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. April 28, 2004 - High-speed Nanotube Transistors Could Lead To Better Cell Phones, Faster Computers
  2. April 28, 2004 - Soldering iron added to nano-toolkit
  3. April 28, 2004 - A Conveyor Belt for the Nano-Age - also here
  4. April 30, 2004 - Nanotube transistors speed up
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. April 28, 2004 - Neanderthals matured faster than early humans
  2. April 29, 2004 - Neanderthals sped through puberty
Background


DNA detection technology

References:
  1. April 28, 2004 - Diagnostic Method Based On Nanoscience Could Rival PCR
  2. April 28, 2004 - Future Blood Tests May Use Tiny Bar-codes To Speed Disease Diagnosis
Background


"Dark age" of the universe

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - Illuminating the Dark Ages
Background


Superconductivity

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - Magnesium-Diboride Superconductors
  2. May 1, 2004 - Ghost of Superconductivity on a Fall Day
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - What Kind of Fluid is a Quark-Gluon Plasma?
Background


Double pulsars

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - Published Paper Probes Pulsar Pair
Background


Triglycerides, leptin, and obesity

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - Winning The Battle Of The Bulge: We're A Scrimmage Closer To Victory
Background


DNA computing for therapeutic applications

References:
  1. April 29, 2004 - Meet Dr DNA, your own nanocomputer
  2. April 29, 2004 - Could nanomachines be tomorrow's doctors?
  3. April 30, 2004 - Biological Computer Diagnoses Cancer And Produces The Drug -- In A Test Tube
Background


Telomeres

References:
  1. April 30, 2004 - Secret of eternal life may give cancer cure
Background


Quantum computation

References:
  1. April 30, 2004 - Quantum Computers Are A Quantum Leap Closer
Background


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