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Volume 3, Number 23
June 7, 2004

Faintest galaxy
Galaxy classification
KT mass extinction
Cancer
Pharmacogenomics
Killer T-cells and vaccines
Ribosomes
Grid computing
41st Mersenne prime
Epigenetic therapy
Gene therapy
RNAi therapy for cancer
Mathematical model of cell signaling
"Sound" of the big bang
Flavonoids and cardiovascular health
Earliest stars
Metabolic rate and longevity
Stem cells
Bose-Einstein condensates
Calorie restriction, fat, sirtuins, and longevity
First bilaterians
New type of gene regulation
Conserved DNA regions
Flexibility of neural connections
Brain imaging studies
Neurotransmitters
High-temperature superconductivity
Deuterium abundance measurement
Ribozyme structure
Possible gamma ray burst remnant
Radio-emitting filaments in Milky Way's center
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum cryptography
Alzheimer's disease
Insulin and aging
Photovoltaics
Ancient global warming
Breast feeding and cholesterol
Diabetes


Faintest galaxy

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Astronomers See Faintest Galaxy Yet
  2. June 1, 2004 - Dimmest galaxy sparks talk of dark matter
Background


Galaxy classification

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Spitzer Dissects True Nature Of Galaxies
Background


KT mass extinction

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Dino impact gave Earth the chill
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Researchers Identify New Target Of Protein Involved In Cancerous Cell Growth
  2. June 1, 2004 - Genetically-modified virus explodes cancer cells
  3. June 2, 2004 - Scientists Block Cellular Enzyme Activity Involved In Cancer Progression
  4. June 2, 2004 - Variations In DNA Repair Genes May Predict Survival In Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
  5. June 3, 2004 - Drug That Cuts Off Tumor's Blood Supply Extends Lives Of Colorectal Cancer Patients
  6. June 4, 2004 - Cell Growth And Death Controlled By Single Pathway In Lymphoma Cancer Model
Background


Pharmacogenomics

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Pharmacogenomics Could Replace 'Trial-and-Error' With Science From The Human Genome
Background


Killer T-cells and vaccines

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Mouse Study Could Aid Vaccine Designers
  2. May 31, 2004 - Study Suggests Double Punch Could More Efficiently Kill Viruses
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Mutant Biological Machine Makes Proteins But Can't Let Go
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. May 31, 2004 - Brain Disease Research, Particle Physics Meet In The Middle(Ware)
Background


41st Mersenne prime

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - 41st Mersenne Prime Announced
  2. June 1, 2004 - 7-million digit prime number discovered
  3. June 7, 2004 - Largest Prime Number discovered
Background


Epigenetic therapy

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - Silence Of The Genes: Researchers Provide Unique View Of Inherited Disorders And Cancer
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - Targeting Genes With Viruses To Select Populations Of Nerve Cells
  2. June 2, 2004 - Gene therapy to treat deadly cancer
  3. June 4, 2004 - Researchers Report Major Advance In Gene Therapy Technique
Background


RNAi therapy for cancer

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - RNAi delivery system crosses blood-brain barrier to target brain cancer
Background, Background


Mathematical model of cell signaling

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - Staying On The Path One Atom At A Time
Background


"Sound" of the big bang

References:
  1. June 1, 2004 - Primal Scream: The Infant Universe Speaks
  2. June 12, 2004 - Universe started with hiss, not bang
Background


June 1, 2004 - Chocolate Compounds Boost Blood Vessel Function Background, Background


Earliest stars

References:
  1. June 2, 2004 - New Theory Finds Middle Ground Between Conflicting Evidence For First Stars
Background


Metabolic rate and longevity

References:
  1. June 2, 2004 - Live fast, die old
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 2, 2004 - Stem Cells Can Convert To Liver Tissue, Help Restore Damaged Organ
  2. June 4, 2004 - Cells From Fat Tissue Turned Into Functional Nerve Cells
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. June 2, 2004 - Nobel Prize-Winner Confirms UQ Quantum Physics Theory
Background


Calorie restriction, fat, sirtuins, and longevity

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Researchers Establish First Molecular Link Between Eating And Aging
  2. June 3, 2004 - Live Lean, Live Long
  3. June 4, 2004 - Scientists Discover Way To Regulate The Body's Energy Expenditure
Background, Background


First bilaterians

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Contender for oldest true animal: Tiny fossils may have been alive 600 million years ago in China
  2. June 3, 2004 - Tiny fossils reveal key step in animal evolution
  3. June 4, 2004 - Fossils hint at early complexity
  4. June 4, 2004 - Tiny Fossils Could Be First Complex Animals
Background


New type of gene regulation

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Junk DNA Yields New Kind Of Gene: Regulates Neighboring Gene Simply By Being Switched On
Background


Conserved DNA regions

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Life goes on without 'vital' DNA
Background


Flexibility of neural connections

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Nerve cells free to swap careers
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - PET Study Finds Neurobiology Of Hoarders Differs From Other Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Patients
Background


Neurotransmitters

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Biologists Discover Nerve Activity, Not Just Genetics Controls Kinds Of Neurotransmitters Produced
  2. June 3, 2004 - Genes Promoting Nerve, Other Cell Communications May Have Come From Bacteria
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - New clues in search for theory of superconductivity
  2. June 4, 2004 - Fluid 'Stripes' May Be Essential For High-temperature Superconductivity
Background


Deuterium abundance measurement

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Major Galactic Mystery Solved
Background


Ribozyme structure

References:
  1. June 3, 2004 - Scientists Visualize Molecular Detail Of RNA Splicing Complex
Background


Possible gamma ray burst remnant

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - Smoking Gun Found For Gamma-ray Burst In Milky Way
Background


Radio-emitting filaments in Milky Way's center

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - Origin Of Enigmatic Galactic-center Filaments Revealed
  2. June 7, 2004 - Puzzling Filaments in Milky Way Explained
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - Nanobulbs make their debut
  2. June 4, 2004 - Dancing lasers levitate carbon nanotubes
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - First quantum cryptography network unveiled
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - Antibody Detection In Alzheimer's May Improve Diagnosis, Treatment
Background


Insulin and aging

References:
  1. June 4, 2004 - Insulin Plays Central Role In Aging, Scientists Discover
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 5, 2004 - Solar cell produces electricity from spinach and bacterial proteins
Background


Ancient global warming

References:
  1. June 6, 2004 - Methane 'belch' theory gets boost
Background


Breast feeding and cholesterol

References:
  1. June 5, 2004 - Breast milk may lower cholesterol
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 6, 2004 - 'Heart drugs for diabetics' call
Background


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