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Volume 3, Number 27
July 5, 2004

Artificial intelligence for spacecraft
Cancer
Long-term memory stabilization
Olfactory system encoding
Parkinson's disease
Dark energy
Avian flu virus
Gene chip test for cystic fibrosis
Superconductors
Sensation of taste
Sex hormone effect on brain development
Machiavellian intelligence
Fine structure constant
Quantum entanglement
Nanoscale electronics
Alzheimer's disease
Cloning
Ribozymes
Nerve cell wiring
AIDS
Wnt proteins and adipose tissue
Homo erectus debate
Longevity-related gene
Antibiotics
Climate research
Ghrelin, appetite, and obesity
Fiber optics
Brain-cell metabolism
Artificial life and evolutionary questions
Stem cells
Regulation of Rac protein
Stroke risk and diet
Appetite control
Short interfering RNA gene therapy


Artificial intelligence for spacecraft

References:
  1. June 28, 2004 - Scientists Help Create Spacecraft That Think For Themselves
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 28, 2004 - New Insight Into Cancer Metastasis
  2. July 1, 2004 - Study Identifies Promising Treatment For Kidney Cancers
Background


Long-term memory stabilization

References:
  1. June 28, 2004 - Protein Believed To Control Formation Of Memory Identified
Background


Olfactory system encoding

References:
  1. June 28, 2004 - Scientists Decipher Odor Code
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 28, 2004 - Study Sheds New Light On Genetic Risk For Parkinson's Disease
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - Could dark energy be studied in the lab?
  2. July 2, 2004 - Dark Matter And Dark Energy May Be Different Aspects Of A Single Unknown Force
  3. July 12, 2004 - Dark Matter and Dark Energy: One and the Same?
Background


Avian flu virus

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - Avian flu grows more virulent
  2. June 30, 2004 - Bird flu strikes again in Vietnam
Background


Gene chip test for cystic fibrosis

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - Gene Chip Technology Will Lead To Quick And Accurate Genetic Testing For Cystic Fibrosis
  2. July 1, 2004 - Cystic fibrosis test on a gene chip
Background


Superconductors

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - Physicists "Perturb" Superconductor To New Heights
  2. June 29, 2004 - Carbon-doped Magnesium Diboride Superconductors Withstand Higher Magnetic Fields
Background


Sensation of taste

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - A Fly's Taste Experience Is Much Like Ours
  2. July 7, 2004 - Flies taste bitter-sweet, just like us
Background


Sex hormone effect on brain development

References:
  1. June 29, 2004 - Imaging Study Reveals Sex-based Differences That Persist As Mice Enter Adulthood
Background


Machiavellian intelligence

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Sneakiest primates have biggest brains
Background


Fine structure constant

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Speed of light may have changed recently
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Entanglement breaks new record
  2. June 30, 2004 - Five-Photon Entanglement
Background


Nanoscale electronics

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Hybrid nano-wires provide link to silicon
  2. July 1, 2004 - Nanowires get connected
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Herpes Tool Allows Researchers To Customize Alzheimer's Vaccine
  2. July 2, 2004 - New Alzheimers Treatment Under Study
  3. July 2, 2004 - Studies Suggest People With Early Alzheimer's Disease Can Still Learn
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Glimpse into cloned embryos reveals problems
  2. July 2, 2004 - Why Does Cloning Create Abnormalities?
Background


Ribozymes

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Basic RNA Enzyme Research Promises Single-molecule Biosensors
Background


Nerve cell wiring

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Nerve cells free to swap careers
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - New Milestones On The Path To Conquering HIV Drug Resistance
Background


Wnt proteins and adipose tissue

References:
  1. June 30, 2004 - Mice With Hyperactive Gene Eat All They Want, But Have Half The Body Fat Of Normal Mice
Background


Homo erectus debate

References:
  1. July 1, 2004 - Petite skull reopens human ancestry debate
  2. July 2, 2004 - Ancient African Skull Fills Gap, Fuels Debate
  3. July 5, 2004 - Tiny human skull bridges fossil gap
Background


Longevity-related gene

References:
  1. July 1, 2004 - Gene Alteration Points To Longevity, Thinness
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. July 1, 2004 - Bacteria Spill Their Guts To Aid Researchers In Quest For New Antibiotics
  2. July 1, 2004 - Bacterial Protein Recycling Factor Possible Key To New Class Of Antibiotics
Background


Climate research

References:
  1. July 1, 2004 - Floating University Expedition To Unravel Ocean Bed Secrets Of Rapid Climate Change
Background


Ghrelin, appetite, and obesity

References:
  1. July 1, 2004 - Obesity Disrupts Appetite Hormone, May Sabotage Bodys Cues For Hunger, Fullness
Background


Fiber optics

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - A new twist on fibre optics
  2. July 5, 2004 - A New Twist On Fiber Optics: Spiraling Glass Fibers Provide New Way To Control Behavior Of Light
  3. July 7, 2004 - A New Twist on Fiber Optics
Background


Brain-cell metabolism

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - Laser Microscopy Technique Settles Long Debate About Brain Chemistry
Background


Artificial life and evolutionary questions

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - Digital Evolution Reveals The Many Ways To Get To Diversity
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - Origins Of Blood Vessel Cells
  2. July 4, 2004 - Embryonic stem cells 'should be dead'
Background


Regulation of Rac protein

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - The Key To Cell Motility
Background


Stroke risk and diet

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - 'Western' Diets May Be Linked To Greater Stroke Risk
Background


Appetite control

References:
  1. July 2, 2004 - Infusion Of Two Peptides Acts To Accelerate Appetite Satisfaction
Background


Short interfering RNA gene therapy

References:
  1. July 4, 2004 - Gene silencing prevents hereditary brain disease in mice
  2. July 5, 2004 - Combination Of Gene Therapy And Gene Silencing Prevents Neurodegenerative Disease
Background


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