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Volume 1, Number 51
December 23, 2002

Cosmic microwave background
Loss of chromosomes in brain cells
Stem cells
Gene therapy
Heart regeneration
Cell size regulation
Brain plasticity
Moore's law vs. thermal noise
Gamma ray burst image
The Sierpinski problem
Small RNA
Possible 2-base RNA precursor
Gene therapy
Galaxy structure and evolution
Carbon nanotubes
Antimatter
Bacteria in Antarctic lake ice


Cosmic microwave background

References:
  1. December 16, 2002 - Scientists Use South Pole Telescope To Produce The Most Detailed Images Of The Early Universe
  2. December 19, 2002 - Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation's Polarization Detected at Last
Background


Loss of chromosomes in brain cells

References:
  1. December 16, 2002 - Brains may be genetic mosaics
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 16, 2002 - Neural Stem Cells Carry Cancer-Fighting Protein To Track And Destroy Brain Tumor Cells
  2. December 17, 2002 - Scientists Find Fully Differentiated Blood Cells Remain Able To Switch Identity
  3. December 20, 2002 - Stem Cells From Whole Adult Bone Marrow Differentiated Into Central Nervous System Cells
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. December 16, 2002 - Novel Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise
  2. December 19, 2002 - Biodegradable Gelatin Particles Show Promise For Delivering Therapeutic Genes In Treatment Of Kidney Disease
Background


Heart regeneration

References:
  1. December 16, 2002 - Zebrafish Mend Broken Hearts
Background


Cell size regulation

References:
  1. December 18, 2002 - Mammal cells know no bounds
Background


Brain plasticity

References:
  1. December 18, 2002 - Lasers reveal rewiring of the living brain
  2. December 19, 2002 - Open-minded mice expose memory controversy
  3. December 23, 2002 - A New Window To View How Experiences Rewire The Brain
Background


Moore's law vs. thermal noise

References:
  1. December 18, 2002 - Noise threatens Moores Law
Background


Gamma ray burst image

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - First high-energy image from black hole hunter
  2. December 23, 2002 - First Gamma Ray Burst Captured at Initial Eruption
Background


The Sierpinski problem

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - Prime Riddle
Background


Small RNA

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - Breakthrough of the Year: Small RNAs
Background


Possible 2-base RNA precursor

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - Back two bases
  2. December 19, 2002 - "Binary" Enzyme Demonstrates Darwinian Evolution At Its Simplest
Background


Galaxy structure and evolution

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - Discovery Of Giant X-Ray Disk Sheds Light On Elliptical Galaxies
  2. December 19, 2002 - Disturbed Youth: Hubble Finds Galaxy in the Making
  3. December 20, 2002 - A Tiny Galaxy Is Born
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 19, 2002 - Carbon nanotubes beam electrons
Background


Antimatter

References:
  1. December 21, 2002 - Prying apart antimatter
Background


Bacteria in Antarctic lake ice

References:
  1. December 21, 2002 - Microbes turn up deep in Antarctic lake ice
Background, Background


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