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Volume 3, Number 44
November 1, 2004

Brain-machine interfaces
Stem cells
Chromosome centromeres
Insects and infectious disease
Cancer
DNA replication
Oxygen in the anceient atmosphere and oceans
The immune system
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Brain imaging studies
Sir2 and longevity
Calorie restriction and aging
U. S. National Lambda Rail
Optical wireless communication
Silicon laser
Slowing light for optical communications
Adverse effects of high fat diets on cognition
Diabetes
The big bang and the arrow of time
Nanomechanical memory elements
Homo floresiensis
Terascale computing
Supernovae
Language development and false memory
Peridontal disease and coronary artery disease
Robotics
Axon development in the spinal cord
Galaxies and dark matter
Titan
Proteomics
Vaccine technology
Immune system in a bottle
Memory consolidation during sleep
Gene therapy
Dolphin brain evolution
Ancient global warming
Nanotechnology
Artificial hearts


Brain-machine interfaces

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Chips Coming to a Brain Near You
  2. October 25, 2004 - Brain prosthesis passes live tissue test
  3. October 26, 2004 - Brain-in-a-dish flies plane
  4. October 26, 2004 - Franken-Rodent: Rat Neurons in a Dish Play Flight Simulator
  5. October 28, 2004 - Scientists Detail Latest Advances In Development Of Prosthetic Devices For Paralyzed
  6. October 28, 2004 - Researchers Develop Neural Prosthesis Allowing A Monkey To Feed Self Using Only Its Brain
  7. October 29, 2004 - Researchers Devise Optical Method To Safely, Effectively Stimulate Neurons
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Stem cells home in on brain cancer
  2. October 25, 2004 - Human Spinal Cord Cells Help Rats With Lou Gehrig's Disease
  3. October 26, 2004 - Scientists Find New Way To Convert Adult Human Stem Cells To Dopamine Neurons
  4. October 27, 2004 - Olfactory Bulb Stem Cells And Lou Gehrig's Disease
Background


Chromosome centromeres

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - New Technique Explores The 'Black Holes' Of Chromosomes
Background


Insects and infectious disease

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Insects Implicated In The Evolution Of New Human Infectious Diseases
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Newly Discovered Protein Suggests Novel Tumorigenic Pathway
  2. October 25, 2004 - Lab study defines and blocks mechanism that lets brain tumors sidetrack immune response
  3. October 26, 2004 - Potential New Oncogene May Be Missing Link In Cancer-causing Chain
  4. October 31, 2004 - Researchers shed light on cancer susceptibility using 'supermice'
Background


DNA replication

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Molecule That Helps DNA Replicate May Make Good Target For Cancer Therapy
Background


Oxygen in the anceient atmosphere and oceans

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Tracking Ancient Earth's Oxygen Levels Provides Backdrop For Evolution
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Genetically Modified Parasite Lets Researchers Probe Immune System's Memory
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Researchers Identify Brain Protein That Halts Progression Of Alzheimers
  2. October 26, 2004 - New Oral Vaccine For Alzheimer's Disease
  3. October 27, 2004 - Animal Study Suggests Safer Immunization Approach To Alzheimer's
  4. October 27, 2004 - Tea may hold back Alzheimer's
  5. October 29, 2004 - Compound Slows Key Step in Alzheimer's
  6. October 29, 2004 - Scientists Uncover New Evidence To Help Explain Statins' Effects In Alzheimer's Disease
  7. November 1, 2004 - Tea Could Improve Memory, Study Shows
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - Researchers Discover Gene Mutations For Parkinson's Disease
  2. October 26, 2004 - Exercising Limbs Protects Brain Cells Affected By Parkinson's, Study In Rodents Shows
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. October 25, 2004 - New technologies shed light on schizophrenia
  2. October 27, 2004 - Can't Place A Name To The Face You Just Saw?
Background


Sir2 and longevity

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - How Low-Cal Diet Lengthens Fruit Fly Life Span
Background


Calorie restriction and aging

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - Calorie Restriction Leads To Some Brain Benefits But Not Others In Mice
Background


U. S. National Lambda Rail

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - US scientists enjoy big bandwidth boost
Background


Optical wireless communication

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - Multi-rate Laser Pulses Could Boost Outdoor Optical Wireless Performance
Background


Silicon laser

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - First silicon laser pulses with life
Background


Slowing light for optical communications

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - Super Slow Light May Help Speed Optical Communications
Background


Adverse effects of high fat diets on cognition

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - High-fat diet is bad for the brain
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - Gene For Diabetes Found
Background


Nanomechanical memory elements

References:
  1. October 26, 2004 - Mechanical memories take off
Background


The big bang and the arrow of time

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - Scientists Zero In On Why Time Flows In One Direction
  2. October 27, 2004 - Physicists Say Big Bang was 'Nothing Special'
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - Tiny new species of human unearthed
  2. October 27, 2004 - Mini Human Species Unearthed
  3. October 27, 2004 - A stranger from Flores
  4. October 28, 2004 - Early humans looked like Hobbits
  5. October 28, 2004 - Skeleton Reveals Lost World Of 'Little People'
  6. October 29, 2004 - Experts split over human Hobbit remains
  7. October 29, 2004 - Indonesia may be teeming with Hobbits
  8. October 30, 2004 - Evolutionary Shrinkage: Stone Age Homo find offers small surprise
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - NASA steals the supercomputing crown
  2. October 28, 2004 - Virginia Tech Announces Its Rebuilt System X Achieves 12.25 Teraflops
Background


Supernovae

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - Trigger found for Tycho Brahe's supernova
  2. October 29, 2004 - Stellar Survivor From 1572 A.D. Explosion Supports Supernova Theory
Background


Language development and false memory

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - A Time To Rhyme: Children Process Words By Sound While Adults Process By Meaning
Background


Peridontal disease and coronary artery disease

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - Further Evidence Reveals The Association Between Periodontal Disease And Coronary Artery Disease
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. October 27, 2004 - Mixing Biology And Electronics To Create Robotic Vision
Background


Axon development in the spinal cord

References:
  1. October 27, 2005 - Nerve Navigation Findings Prompt New Direction For Spinal Cord Research
Background


Galaxies and dark matter

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - Solo galaxy has dark matter cloak
Background


Titan

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - Titan still a mystery close up
  2. October 28, 2004 - New Images of Titan Baffle Astronomers
  3. October 29, 2004 - Titan's complex and strange world revealed
  4. October 29, 2004 - Probe data reveal Titan's etched face
  5. October 29, 2004 - Cassini Peeks Below Cloud Shroud Around Titan
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - New Technology Points To Possible Targets For Epilepsy And Alzheimer's Drugs
Background


Vaccine technology

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - Tests Begin Of Flu Vaccine Grown In Insect Cell Lines
Background


Immune system in a bottle

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - Immune System In A Bottle Could Help Prevent Flu Vaccine Shortage
Background


Memory consolidation during sleep

References:
  1. October 28, 2004 - Evidence that learning is consolidated during sleep - also here
  2. November 3, 2004 - Brain area linked to slumber-aided recall
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. October 29, 2004 - Gene Therapy Approach Reverses Diabetic Neuropathy In Animal Model
Background


Dolphin brain evolution

References:
  1. October 29, 2004 - Study Details Dolphin Brain Evolution For The First Time
  2. October 29, 2004 - Dolphins' big brains evolved in spurts
Background


Ancient global warming

References:
  1. October 29, 2004 - Earth Reveals Its Sensitive Side
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 29, 2004 - Polymer nanofibres bond together in a flash
Background


Artificial hearts

References:
  1. October 31, 2004 - Totally artificial hearts offer hope
Background


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