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Volume 3, Number 50
December 13, 2004

Artificial cells
Pulsars
Cloning
Estrogen, COX-2, and cardiovascular risk
Aging and the immune system
Cancer
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Transfer RNA decoding mechanism
Martian water
Neural implants
Structural similarities among viruses
CO2 storage in soil
Brain imaging studies
Sleep and appetite regulatory hormones
Natural killer T cells
Transfer of quantum information
Innate immune system
Parkinson's disease
Peptide nucleic acid
Dust in the early universe
Chicken genome
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Noninvasive brain-computer interface
Obesity and atrial fibrillation
Origin of tetrapods
Muscle cell development
Production of hydrogen by high-temperature electrolysis
Antibiotics
Brain electrical signal monitoring
Non-coding DNA regions
Tuberculosis
Earthquakes
Hypertension
Evolutionary basis of implusive behavior
Aerosols and CO2 absorption
Superconductivity in thin films
Aging and energy-level regulation
Planetary formation
Resveratrol and cardiac fibrosis
Homo floresiensis
Analog decoding
Controlled fusion
Malaria
Nanotechnology


Artificial cells

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Artificial cells take shape
  2. December 18, 2004 - 'Artificial life' comes step closer
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Star's pulse of radiation is strongest ever
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Monkey embryos cloned for the first time
  2. December 6, 2004 - Squeezing Out Monkey Clones
Background


Estrogen, COX-2, and cardiovascular risk

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Estrogen-associated COX-2 Pathways Explain Protection From Heart Disease In Female Mice
Background


Aging and the immune system

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Researchers Help Uncover Why Aging Reduces Immune System Function
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Mechanism 'Protects' Against Inhibitors
  2. December 7, 2004 - Hope for brain tumour treatment
  3. December 8, 2004 - New Research Shows Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Originates From Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells
  4. December 9, 2004 - Mayo Clinic Discovers Potential Marker For Aggressive Kidney Cancer
  5. December 10, 2004 - Novel P53 Gene-based Therapy Boosts Immune System And Reduces Tumor Size
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Findings Show How Toxic Proteins Rob Alzheimer's Patients Of Memory
  2. December 7, 2004 - A New Species Of Amyloid Peptide
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Researchers Trace How Virus That Causes AIDS Spreads Following Oral Exposure
  2. December 9, 2004 - Key HIV-fighting genes identified
  3. December 9, 2004 - Gene Variants May Help Fend Off HIV Infection
Background


Transfer RNA decoding mechanism

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Cracking The Genomic Code: Gene Decoding Revealed At Atomic Level
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Reports Detail Rover Discoveries Of Wet Martian History
  2. December 6, 2004 - Conditions on vast plain on Mars could have been suitable for life
  3. December 7, 2004 - Proof Positive: Mars Once Had Water, Researchers Conclude
Background


Neural implants

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Replicating An Eel's Nerve Circuitry May Aid Paralyzed People
Background


Structural similarities among viruses

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Common Lineage Suggested For Viruses That Infect Hosts From All Three Domains Of Life
Background


CO2 storage in soil

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Researcher Finds Missing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. December 6, 2004 - Chimpanzee brains are asymmetrical in key areas and their handedness reflects it
  2. December 6, 2004 - Brain Asymmetries in Chimps Resemble Those of Humans
  3. December 7, 2004 - It's Not All In The Wrist
  4. December 7, 2004 - Researchers Discover Basis For Determining Handedness In Chimpanzees
  5. December 8, 2004 - Imaging Tool May Help Physicians Diagnose Bipolar Disorder
  6. December 8, 2004 - Novel Imaging Technique Shows Abnormal Brain Anatomy In Children With ADHD
Background


Sleep and appetite regulatory hormones

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - Sleep Deprivation Tied to Shifts in Hunger Hormones
  2. December 7, 2004 - Feeling flabby? Try a good night's sleep
  3. December 7, 2004 - Sleep Loss Boosts Appetite, May Encourage Weight Gain
  4. December 9, 2004 - Study Links Obesity To Hormonal Changes From Lack Of Sleep
  5. December 13, 2004 - Cheat sleep and your waistline may pay the price
  6. December 13, 2004 - Does The Lack Of Sleep Make You Fat?
Background, Background


Natural killer T cells

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - Marine Sponge Leads Researchers To Immune System Regulator
Background


Transfer of quantum information

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - Realization Of Quantum Memory For Light Allows The Extension Of Quantum Communication Far Beyond 100 Km
Background


Innate immune system

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - New Findings In Innate Immunity May Lead To Treatments For Atherosclerosis
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - Two-Fisted Assault On Dopamine Transport System May Be Foundation Of Parkinson's Disease
Background, Background


Peptide nucleic acid

References:
  1. December 7, 2004 - Scientist Develops Way To Deliver Promising Genetic Tool Into Living Cells
Background


Dust in the early universe

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - How The Early Universe Got Dusty Remains A Mystery
Background


Chicken genome

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - Complete chicken genome map revealed
  2. December 8, 2004 - Chickens join the genome club
  3. December 8, 2004 - Deciphered chicken genome sheds light on human DNA
  4. December 8, 2004 - This Genome Is Fowl
  5. December 9, 2004 - Complete Chicken Genome Sequenced
  6. December 9, 2004 - Chickens give up their DNA secrets
  7. December 9, 2004 - Chicken gives up genetic secrets
  8. December 10, 2004 - Researchers Compare Chicken, Human Genomes: Analysis Of First Avian Genome Uncovers Differences Between Birds And Mammals
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - When Earth Turned Bad: New Evidence Supports Terrestrial Cause Of End-Permian Mass Extinction
Background


Noninvasive brain-computer interface

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - Thought control under your hat
  2. December 10, 2004 - Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interface Offers More Control Than Once Thought
Background


Obesity and atrial fibrillation

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - New Study Finds Link Between Obesity And Atrial Fibrillation
Background


Origin of tetrapods

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - Revisiting The Vertebrate Invasion Of The Land
Background


Muscle cell development

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - Zebrafish Study Yields Observation Of Muscle Formation
Background


Production of hydrogen by high-temperature electrolysis

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - Idaho Lab, Utah Company Achieve Major Milestone In Hydrogen Research
Background


Antibiotics

References:
  1. December 8, 2004 - New Weapon In Germ Warfare: 'Jamming' Bacteria Signals Stops Cholera
  2. December 10, 2004 - New antibiotic target could mean the end of pneumonia
Background


Brain electrical signal monitoring

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - New Technique Scans Electrical 'Brainscape'
Background


Non-coding DNA regions

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Scientists Uncover Clues To The Mystery Of 'Gene Deserts'
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Compound J tackles tuberculosis
  2. December 9, 2004 - New Antibiotic Fights Tuberculosis
  3. December 10, 2004 - New Drug Could Cut TB Treatment Time in Half
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Deep tremors linked to San Andreas quakes
  2. December 10, 2004 - Tremors rock earth deep beneath San Andreas Fault
  3. December 13, 2004 - Deep Tremors Under San Andreas Fault Could Portend Earthquakes
Background


Hypertension

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Novel Gene Transfer Prevents Hypertension-Related Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Fibrosis
Background


Evolutionary basis of implusive behavior

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Impulsive Behavior May Be Relict Of Hunter-gatherer Past
Background


Aerosols and CO2 absorption

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Carbon Sink Or Carbon Source? Aerosols Play Significant Role In Shifts
Background


Superconductivity in thin films

References:
  1. December 9, 2004 - Ups and downs for superconducting films
Background


Aging and energy-level regulation

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Save Up Your Energy Reserves For A Longer Life!
Background


Planetary formation

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Dusty discs girdle distant solar systems
  2. December 10, 2004 - Spitzer And Hubble Capture Evolving Planetary Systems
Background


Resveratrol and cardiac fibrosis

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Red Wine Lovers, Take Heart: More Evidence Points To The Drink's Cardiac Health Benefits
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Hobbit wielded big tools, clay model shows
Background


Analog decoding

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Researchers Invent Energy-saving Computer Chip
  2. December 16, 2004 - New microchip uses less energy
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - MIT, Columbia Begin New Energy Experiment: Half-ton Levitating Ring Is Key To Work
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - Malaria parasites make over blood cells
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. December 10, 2004 - A microscopic "fountain pen"
Background


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