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Volume 3, Number 51
December 20, 2004

Brain imaging studies
Perception of emotion
Cellular aging
Cancer
Cloning
Proteomics
Diabetes
AIDS
Carbon nanotubes
Test of special relativity
Martian water
Perception of loudness
DNA repair
Neural mechanisms of learning and memory
Climate and human evolution
Plate tectonics
Controlled fusion
Tissue engineering
Alzheimer's disease
Prions
Bacterial genomics
Biofilm infections
Climate modeling
Prediction of gene function
Protein crystallation
Phosphorylation
Robotics
Gene therapy
Stem cells
Variations in sugar and fat metabolism
Cardiovascular disease
Protein palmitoylation
Nerve regeneration
Homo floresiensis
Flexible solar cells


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Celebrity shots probe face recognition
Background


Perception of emotion

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Blind man has sixth sense
  2. December 14, 2004 - Brain Activity Reflects Complexity Of Responses To Other-race Faces
  3. December 17, 2004 - Why whites of eyes spell 'danger'
  4. December 22, 2004 - Fleeting Images Of Fearful Faces Reveal Neurocircuitry Of Unconscious Anxiety
Background


Cellular aging

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - First Genetic Glimpse Of Aging Kidney Offers Insights Into How Cells Grow Old
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Researchers Announce Promising Next Generation Treatments For Multiple Myeloma
  2. December 13, 2004 - New Molecular Classification Of Breast Cancer Predicts Response To Chemotherapy
  3. December 14, 2004 - Molecular Test Can Predict Both The Risk Of Breast Cancer Recurrence And Who Will Benefit From Chemotherapy
  4. December 15, 2004 - Add An 'E' For 'Evolving' To The Alphabet For Identifying Melanoma
  5. December 15, 2004 - Green Tea Polyphenols Thwart Prostate Cancer Development At Multiple Levels
  6. December 15, 2004 - Research Shows Existing Diabetes Drugs May Kill Multiple Myeloma
  7. December 16, 2004 - Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor Can Help Patients At High-risk For Developing AML
  8. December 16, 2004 - More Than Half Of Relapsed CLL Patients Respond To Two Biologics With Chemotherapy
  9. December 16, 2004 - New Drug Sidesteps Gleevec Resistance In Human Trials
  10. December 16, 2004 - Killer Cells May Provide Hope For Leukemia
  11. December 17, 2004 - Study Shows Haploidentical Natural Killer Cells May Provide Hope For Some Patients With AML
  12. December 17, 2004 - Peptide Vaccine Can Produce Complete Remission In Myeloid Leukemia Patients
  13. December 17, 2004 - Small Variations In Genes Can Determine Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Efforts To Clone Primates Move Forward
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - New Approach Studying Protein Structure Could Advance Drug Development
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Diabetes vaccine trials to begin
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Gene Variants May Help Fend Off HIV Infection
  2. December 17, 2004 - Study Identifies Key Aspect Of Immune Response Against HIV
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Selective coatings create biological sensors from carbon nanotubes
  2. December 15, 2004 - Carbon Nanotubes Yield A New Class Of Biological Sensors
  3. December 17, 2004 - NASA Nanotechnology To Improve Microelectronics
Background


Test of special relativity

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Is Special Relativity Wrong?
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Mars Rovers Spot Water-Clue Mineral, Frost, Clouds
  2. December 14, 2004 - Spirit claims Mars water prize
  3. December 14, 2004 - Rock-solid signs of early water on Mars
  4. December 14, 2004 - Mars Rovers Spot Water-Clue Mineral, Frost, Clouds
Background


Perception of loudness

References:
  1. December 13, 2004 - Brain can be trained to process sound in alternate way
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - Team Of Scientists Recreates DNA-mending Pathway In Test Tube
  2. December 16, 2004 - Protein 'Key' Could Aid Search For Cancer Drugs
Background


Neural mechanisms of learning and memory

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - Neuroscientist Gains Insights Into Human Brain From Study Of Marine Snail
Background


Climate and human evolution

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - Wobbles may have shaped evolution
Background


Plate tectonics

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - Scientists Discover How Rate Of Tectonic Plate Separation Controls Geologic Processes
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - New 'hot' fusion experiment begins
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. December 14, 2004 - Electrical Signals Key to Culturing Heart Tissue
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - A smell test for Alzheimer's
  2. December 16, 2004 - Research Explains Alzheimer's Link To Diabetes; Shows Protective Effect Of Low-fat Diet
Background


Prions

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - Prions piggyback into body
Background


Bacterial genomics

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - Differences In Gene Usage Dramatically Change Bacteria's 'Lifestyles'
Background


Biofilm infections

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - New Study Discovers Why 'Persister' Cells Never Say Die
Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - Team Shows How Stratospheric Conditions Affect Weather
  2. December 15, 2004 - Researchers Improve Predictions Of Cloud Formation For Better Global Climate Modeling
Background


Prediction of gene function

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - Prediction Of Gene Function In Mammals
Background


Protein crystallation

References:
  1. December 15, 2004 - Less Fat Makes Better Process For Designing New Drugs
Background


Phosphorylation

References:
  1. December 16, 2004 - Proteins come under new control
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. December 16, 2004 - Bipedal robot learns to run
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 16, 2004 - Protein Delivered Via Genetically Engineered Virus Slowed Glioblasoma Multiforme Growth
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 16, 2004 - Stem Cells Of Limited Use For Cardiac Muscle Repair
  2. December 17, 2004 - Stem Cells From Fat Used to Repair Skull
Background


Variations in sugar and fat metabolism

References:
  1. December 16, 2004 - Salt-water Minnow Research Helps Explain Human Cardiology
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 17, 2004 - 'Polymeal' could slash heart attack risk
  2. December 17, 2004 - Scientists Discover Recipe For Life: Eating The 'Polymeal' Cuts Heart Disease By 76%
Background, Background


Protein palmitoylation

References:
  1. December 17, 2004 - Scientists Discover Enzyme Crucial To The Transportation Of Proteins Within Cells
Background


Nerve regeneration

References:
  1. December 17, 2004 - Opening The Way For Nerve Regeneration Studies In Worms
Background


Homo floresiensis

References:
  1. December 17, 2004 - Scientist to study Hobbit morphing
Background


Flexible solar cells

References:
  1. December 18, 2004 - Pliable solar cells are on a roll
Background


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