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Volume 3, Number 40
October 4, 2004

Gamma ray source in galactic center
Higher capacity optical storage media
Avian flu
Ribozyme control of gene expression
Cancer
Bacteriophage therapy
Alzheimer's disease
Evolution of genes
Nanotechnology
Hurricanes and global warming
Quantum gravity and the dimensionality of spacetime
The early universe
Stem cells
DNA replication
Carbon nanotubes
Molecular electronics
Desktop particle accelerators
Terascale computing
Galaxy collisions
Most recent common human ancestor
Aging and genetics
Cardiovascular disease
Climate variability
Robot assistant for astronauts
AIDS
Improved semiconductor ion implantation technology
Memory
Aging-related changes in the brain
Effects of CO2 levels on algae growth
Supernovae
Solar variability and climate
Earthquakes
Early humans in Asia
Micro-mechanical memory systems


Gamma ray source in galactic center

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - High Energy Mystery Lurks At The Galactic Centre
  2. October 4, 2004 - Unexpected Beat in Heart of Milky Way
Background


Higher capacity optical storage media

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Optical technique promises terabyte disks
  2. September 27, 2004 - Video disks ditch binary storage
  3. October 1, 2004 - Angular pits boost DVD storage
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Bird flu-human link remote
  2. September 28, 2004 - Bird flu transmitted between humans in Thailand
  3. September 29, 2004 - Bird flu may have passed between humans
Background


Ribozyme control of gene expression

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - A Novel, Safer Strategy For Regulating Gene Expression
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - A Glass Of Red Wine A Day May Keep Prostate Cancer Away
  2. September 28, 2004 - Double Dealing Receptor Protein On Tumors Promotes Cancer Development In Cell Nucleus
  3. September 28, 2004 - Experimental Drug Shown To Block Mutant Protein Causing Blood Disease
  4. September 28, 2004 - Key Genes Help Fish Oil Fight Cancer
  5. September 30, 2004 - Chemical Derived From Vitamin-E Shows Early Promise As Cancer Drug
  6. September 30, 2004 - Cancer Vaccine Based On Pathogenic Listeria Bacteria Shows Promise Targeting Metastases
  7. October 1, 2004 - DNA Sequence Controls Expression Of Gene Involved In Cancer
  8. October 1, 2004 - New therapy for specific form of leukemia
  9. October 1, 2004 - US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
Background


Bacteriophage therapy

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Scientists Discover Potential New Way To Control Drug-resistant Bacteria
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Androgen Loss May Lead To Alzheimers
  2. September 28, 2004 - Study Explores Gene Transfer To Modify Underlying Course Of Alzheimer's Disease
  3. September 28, 2004 - Amyloid Fibers Sprout One Step At A Time
Background


Evolution of genes

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - 'Fossil Genes' Reveal How Life Sheds Form And Function
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria
Background


Hurricanes and global warming

References:
  1. September 27, 2004 - Hurricanes hit harder, more often, but why?
Background


Quantum gravity and the dimensionality of spacetime

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - Deriving Dimensions
  2. October 8, 2004 - How to build the Universe
Background


The early universe

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - Scientists Zero In On The Birth Of The Universe
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - Clones may aid work on motor neuron disease
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - New Sequence Involved In DNA Replication Timing May Aid In Cancer Detection
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - Good vibrations in the nanoworld
Background


Molecular electronics

References:
  1. September 28, 2004 - An important step toward molecular electronics
Background


Desktop particle accelerators

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - Table-top accelerators make progress
  2. September 29, 2004 - An atom-smasher on your desk?
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - IBM claims supercomputer speed crown
  2. September 29, 2004 - IBM claims supercomputer speed record
  3. October 7, 2004 - Lab's New BlueGene/L Re-establishes U.S. Dominance In Supercomputers
Background


Galaxy collisions

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - Universe a bit safer than we thought
Background


Most recent common human ancestor

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - Human populations are tightly interwoven
  2. September 30, 2004 - 'Most Recent Common Ancestor' Of All Living Humans Surprisingly Recent
Background


Aging and genetics

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - Punching The Timeclock Of Life
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. September 29, 2004 - Coffee's curious heart effects
Background


Climate variability

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Models may underestimate climate swings
  2. September 30, 2004 - Past climate change questioned
Background


Robot assistant for astronauts

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Rover is an astronaut's best friend
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Nano AIDS shield given a boost
Background


Improved semiconductor ion implantation technology

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - New Surface Chemistry May Extend Life Of Technology For Making Transistors
Background


Memory

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Brain-scanning Life's Memories Yields New Insights
Background


Aging-related changes in the brain

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
Background


Effects of CO2 levels on algae growth

References:
  1. September 30, 2004 - Research Shows Increased Carbon Dioxide Levels Decrease Algae Growth
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. October 1, 2004 - NASA Tracks Three Space Bursts, Says Stellar Explosions Imminent
  2. October 1, 2004 - After Trio Of Explosions, Scientists Say Supernova Is Imminent
  3. October 3, 2004 - Supernova Is Imminent
Background


Solar variability and climate

References:
  1. October 1, 2004 - Evidence Shaky For Sun's Major Role In Past Climate Changes
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. October 1, 2004 - Strong Earthquake Shakes Central California Fulfilling USGS' Parkfield Forecast
Background


Early humans in Asia

References:
  1. October 1, 2004 - Out Of Africa: Scientists Find Earliest Evidence Yet Of Human Presence In Northeast Asia
Background


Micro-mechanical memory systems

References:
  1. October 1, 2004 - Fast, Robust, And A Blast From The Past, Mechanical Memory Switch Outstrips Chip Technology
Background


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