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Volume 3, Number 31
August 2, 2004

Stem cells
Proto-language
Gene therapy
Synapses
Hepatitis C
Dark energy and neutrinos
Hydrogen storage technology
Leptin and metabolism control
Alzheimer's disease
Development of color perception
Developmental biology of centipedes
Terascale computing
Nerve growth
Prions
NASA Search for Origins program
Protein folding
Artificial prions
RNA silencing
Quantum dots
Cancer
Diabetes
Planetary formation
Gene regulation
AIDS
Ancient plate tectonics
Maintaining weight loss
Origins of phytoplankton
Coronal mass ejections
Ediacaran fossils


Stem cells

References:
  1. July 26, 2004 - Transplant hope for stroke sufferers
  2. July 27, 2004 - Stem Cells Fill Gap Left By Stroke
Background


Proto-language

References:
  1. July 26, 2004 - Family words came first for early humans
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. July 26, 2004 - Gene Therapy Reaches Muscles Throughout The Body And Reverses Muscular Dystrophy In Animal Model
Background


Synapses

References:
  1. July 26, 2004 - Scientists Pinpoint Molecules That Generate Synapses
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. July 26, 2004 - Scientists Visualize Details Of How Hepatitis C Unwinds RNA
  2. July 30, 2004 - Researchers Identify Better Hepatitis C Treatment For People With HIV
  3. August 6, 2004 - New Hope For The Estimated 300,000 Americans Co-infected With Hepatitis C And HIV
Background


Dark energy and neutrinos

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - New theory links neutrino's slight mass to accelerating universe expansion
  2. July 28, 2004 - New Theory Links Neutrino's Slight Mass To Accelerating Universe Expansion
  3. July 28, 2004 - Theory links dark energy and neutrinos
  4. July 29, 2004 - Rubber Band Invoked to Explain Dark Energy
Background


Hydrogen storage technology

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - Unlocking The Secrets Of Titanium, A 'Key' That Assists Hydrogen Storage
Background


Leptin and metabolism control

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - Team Identifies Potential Target For Obesity Drugs
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - Lithium may fend off Alzheimer's disease
Background


Development of color perception

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - Researchers Find That Color Perception Is Not Innate, But Acquired After Birth
Background


Developmental biology of centipedes

References:
  1. July 27, 2004 - Double-segment Periodicity Underlies 'Odd' Segment Generation In Centipedes
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. July 28, 2004 - Sandia Supercomputer To Be World's Fastest, Yet Smaller And Less Expensive Than Any Competitor
Background


Nerve growth

References:
  1. July 28, 2004 - One Taste Of Growth Protein And Nerve Cells Want More
Background


Prions

References:
  1. July 28, 2004 - Prion proof? Evidence grows for mad cow protein
Background


NASA Search for Origins program

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - NASA Selects Future Mission Concepts for Study
  2. July 29, 2004 - NASA Selects Future Mission Concepts For Study
  3. August 2, 2004 - NASA wish list for origins of Universe unveiled
  4. August 2, 2004 - NASA Selects Future Mission Concepts For Study
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Research Answers Key Question In Biochemistry: How Proteins Fold Into 3-D Structures
Background


Artificial prions

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Synthesis marks prion disease breakthrough
  2. July 29, 2004 - Lab-made prions trigger mad cow symptoms
  3. July 30, 2004 - Synthetic Prion Causes Neurological Disease In Mice
  4. July 30, 2004 - Prion Finding Offers Insight Into Spontaneous Protein Diseases
  5. August 2, 2004 - Warped proteins really do cause BSE
Background


RNA silencing

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Researchers Look Into Components Of RNA Silencing Machinery
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Newly Designed Nanoparticle Quantum Dots Simultaneously Target And Image Prostate Tumors In Mice
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Study Reveals Gene Linked To Breast Cancer Can Suppress Tumors
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. July 29, 2004 - Misfiring Proteins Tied To Inflammation And Sick Feeling Of Type 2 Diabetics
Background


Planetary formation

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Earth-like planets may be more rare than thought
  2. August 3, 2004 - Earth is Rare, New Study Suggests
  3. August 4, 2004 - Solar system may be exception not rule
Background


Gene regulation

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Study Reveals Surprising 'Remodeling' Property Of Gene Regulation Process
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Study Finds Anti-HIV Protein Evolved Millions Of Years Before The Emergence Of AIDS
Background


Ancient plate tectonics

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Researchers Unearth Ancient Continental Rift Activity
Background


Maintaining weight loss

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Researcher Finds Pattern In Maintaining Weight Loss
Background


Origins of phytoplankton

References:
  1. July 30, 2004 - Researchers Review Evolutionary History Of Modern Algae
Background


Coronal mass ejections

References:
  1. July 31, 2004 - Just as the sun was calming down, it flared with a vengeance
Background


Ediacaran fossils

References:
  1. July 31, 2004 - Early life forms had a modular structure
Background


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