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Volume 3, Number 36
September 6, 2004

Brain imaging studies
Artificial photosynthesis
Cancer
Parkinson's disease
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
Sex differences in mouse brains
Heart-attack risk factors
Anti-inflammation enzyme
Pterostilbene and cholesterol
DNA copying errors
High-temperature superconductors
Extrasolar planets
SETI
Quark coupling measurements
DNA repeats in the human genome
Short-term memory
White blood cells
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes
Bipedalism in hominids
Stem cells
Stress and cognition
Supersolids
Avian flu
AIDS
Low carbohydrate diets
Inflammation
Biomolecular motors
Quark-Meson Coupling Model
Gravity Probe B


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. August 30, 2004 - Brain Scans Reveal That Revenge Is Sweet
  2. September 2, 2004 - Rare Deficit Maps Thinking Circuitry
Background


Artificial photosynthesis

References:
  1. August 30, 2004 - Molecular Assemblies Created To Convert Water To Hydrogen Gas
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. August 30, 2004 - Advances In Tumor Angiogenesis -- Dendritic Cells Co-opted To The Dark Side
  2. September 1, 2004 - Anti-cancer Compound In Vegetables Found To Block Late-stage Breast-cancer Cell Growth
  3. September 1, 2004 - Protein Involved In Childhood Disorder Linked To Cancer
  4. September 1, 2004 - Study Finds Immune Therapy For Metastatic Breast Cancer Possible
  5. September 3, 2004 - Reseachers Uncover A Key Driver Behind The Progression Of Prostate Cancer
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2004 - New Genetic Research Demonstrates Possible Cause Of Inherited Form Of Parkinson's Disease
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. August 30, 2003 - Dark chocolate smooths blood flow
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Decreasing Toxins In Brains Of Alzheimers Patients
Background


Sex differences in mouse brains

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Single gene removes sex differences in mice brains
Background


Heart-attack risk factors

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Global Study Shows Nine Factors Identify Majority Of Heart Attack Risk
Background


Anti-inflammation enzyme

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Enzyme Reins In Runaway Inflammation; May Prove Potent Drug Target
Background


Pterostilbene and cholesterol

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Blueberry Compound Shows Promise Of Lowering Cholesterol As Effectively As Drug
Background


DNA copying errors

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - How An Insidious Mutation Fools DNA Replication
Background


High-temperature superconductors

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - 'Electronic Crystal' In High-temperature Superconductor
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. August 31, 2004 - Two Neptune-Mass Planets Found, Earth-Size Worlds Next
  2. August 31, 2004 - Scientists Discover First Of A New Class Of Extrasolar Planets
  3. August 31, 2004 - A small step for extrasolar planets
  4. September 1, 2004 - Two new rocky 'super Earths' found
  5. September 1, 2004 - Neptune-sized planets spied around distant stars
  6. September 1, 2004 - Found! Two planets in a class of their own
Background


SETI

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Intergalactic messages 'in a bottle' are best
  2. September 1, 2004 - Researchers: ET Should Write, Not Call
  3. September 1, 2004 - ET write home
  4. September 1, 2004 - Mysterious signals from 1000 light years away
  5. September 2, 2004 - ET was wrong! Aliens hate the phone
  6. September 3, 2004 - SETI@home Signal Story Sees Much More Than Meets the Eye
  7. September 9, 2004 - Does ET Use Snail Mail?
Background


Quark coupling measurements

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Quark Study Breaks Logjam Between Theory, Experiment
Background


DNA repeats in the human genome

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Humans March To A Faster Genetic 'Drummer' Than Primates, Research Says
Background


Short-term memory

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Short Term Memory's Effectiveness Influenced By Sight, Sound
Background


White blood cells

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Probing The Surface Of White Blood Cells To Enhance Immune System Medicine
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Not-So-Spotty Material Breakthrough: Researchers Master Self-assembly Of Novel Nanodots
  2. September 1, 2004 - Self-assembly Generates More Versatile Scaffolds For Crystal Growth
  3. September 2, 2004 - Researchers Using Proteins To Develop Nanoparticles To Aid In Environmental Remediation
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 1, 2004 - Scientists see through carbon nanotubes
Background


Bipedalism in hominids

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - Human ancestors quickly found their feet
  2. September 3, 2004 - Chimp-sized Hominid Walked Upright On Two Legs Six Million Years Ago
  3. September 7, 2004 - Case for Ancient Upright-Walking Ancestor Gets Legs
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - Hair-raising stem cells confirmed in mouse skin
Background


Stress and cognition

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - Study Suggests Stress Of Task Determines If Estrogen Helps Cognition
Background


Supersolids

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - Evidence for supersolid is firmed up
Background, Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 3, 2004 - Long Thought Immune, Felines Contract Bird Flu
  2. September 6, 2004 - Meow, achoo. Cats can catch bird flu
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - Scientists Discover Proteins Involved In Spread Of HIV-1 Infection
Background


Low carbohydrate diets

References:
  1. September 3, 2004 - Atkins dieters so bored they lose weight
Background


Inflammation

References:
  1. September 3, 2004 - Scientists View 'Dark Side' Of The Body
Background


Biomolecular motors

References:
  1. September 3, 2004 - Molecular Motor Myosin VI Moves 'Hand Over Hand,' Researchers Say
Background


Quark-Meson Coupling Model

References:
  1. September 3, 2004 - The Quark-Meson Coupling Model
Background


Gravity Probe B

References:
  1. September 2, 2004 - NASA's Gravity Probe B spacecraft has begun its search for a bizarre prediction of Einstein's relativity.
  2. September 9, 2004 - NASA Gravity Probe B Mission Enters Science Phase, Ready To Test Einstein's Theory - also here
  3. September 25, 2004 - Orbiting relativity test gets slow start
Background


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