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Volume 2, Number 15
April 14, 2003

Charge symmetry breaking
Irregularities in dark matter distribution
New gene mapping technique
Parkinson's disease
Controlled fusion
Antibody class-switching
Quantum entanglement by relative motion
Genetic history of plants
Distribution of prime numbers
Galaxies without dark matter
Gravitational wave astronomy
Neutrino astronomy
Alzheimer's disease
Fatty acid transport protein
Better type 1a supernova observations
Leptin transport and obesity
Low carbohydrate diets
Quasiparticle interference and high-temperature superconductors
Obstacles to cloning primates
Neurochemistry of addiction
Gallium nitride nanotubes
Smallest supermassive black hole


Charge symmetry breaking

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - Double coup for nuclear physicists
  2. April 8, 2003 - Breaking charge symmetry with nuclei
  3. April 9, 2003 - Scientists First To Detect Rare Nuclear Fusion Violating Charge Symmetry
  4. April 16, 2003 - Charge Symmetry Breaking
Background


Irregularities in dark matter distribution

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - Dark matter doesn't move in mysterious ways
Background


New gene mapping technique

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - New Technique Gives Scientists Clearest Picture Yet Of All The Genes Of An Animal
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - Genetic Risk Factor For Parkinson's Disease Discovered
  2. April 8, 2003 - COX-2 Enzyme Instrumental In Parkinson's Disease
  3. April 8, 2003 - High fruit intake linked with Parkinson's risk
Background


Controlled fusion

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - Z Produces Fusion Neutrons; Huge Pulsed Power Machine Enters Fusion Arena
  2. April 8, 2003 - Z-fusion makes progress
  3. April 9, 2003 - First Fusion at the Z Machine
  4. April 13, 2003 - Sandia's Z Produces Fusion Neutrons
Background


Antibody class-switching

References:
  1. April 7, 2003 - The Structure Behind The Switch: Researchers Uncover Mechanism Of Class-switching In Antibodies
Background


Quantum entanglement by relative motion

References:
  1. April 8, 2003 - NASA's New Spin on Einstein's Relativity Theory
  2. April 10, 2003 - NASA Researchers Put New Spin On Einstein's Relativity Theory
Background


Genetic history of plants

References:
  1. April 8, 2003 - Scientists Plot Key Events In Plants' Evolution

Distribution of prime numbers

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - Maths world abuzz with prime proof
Background


Galaxies without dark matter

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - 'Naked' galaxies found lacking dark matter shroud
  2. April 9, 2003 - Astronomers Find Galaxies Devoid of Dark Matter
Background


Gravitational wave astronomy

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - First Ligo Scientific Results
Background


Neutrino astronomy

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - Ice telescope draws useful blank

Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - Magnetic crystals in brain linked to Alzheimer's
Background


Fatty acid transport protein

References:
  1. April 9, 2003 - Wrinkle-free Mice Provide Clues About Obesity, Wrinkles And Hair Growth
Background


Better type 1a supernova observations

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Dark Energy: Astronomers Hot on Trail of Mysterious Force
  2. April 14, 2003 - Astronomers Stretch 'Celestial Yardstick' To New Lengths; Flares Of Distant Supernovae May Reveal Major Changes In Early Evolution Of Universe
Background


Leptin transport and obesity

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Understanding Obesity: New Research Examines How Hunger Signals Work In The Brain
Background


Low carbohydrate diets

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - No good evidence for low carb diets
Background


Quasiparticle interference and high-temperature superconductors

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Eight-fold Quantum States Blossom In A High-temperature Superconductor
Background


Obstacles to cloning primates

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Human cloning currently 'almost impossible'
  2. April 11, 2003 - Monkey Cloning Failures Cast Doubt on Feasibility of Human Reproductive Cloning
  3. April 11, 2003 - Human clones doomed?
  4. April 11, 2003 - Failures In Primate Cloning May Signal Impossibility Of Human Reproductive Cloning
  5. April 11, 2003 - Cloning humans, primates may be impossible
Background


Neurochemistry of addiction

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Rat Studies Elucidate the Neurochemistry of Addiction
Background


Gallium nitride nanotubes

References:
  1. April 10, 2003 - Scientists 'cast' single-crystal nanotubes
  2. April 11, 2003 - Transparent Nanotubes Made
Background


Smallest supermassive black hole

References:
  1. April 11, 2003 - Skinny Galaxy Has Supermassive Black Hole At Core, Just Like Bulging Galaxies
  2. April 17, 2003 - Skinny Galaxy Harbors Massive Black Hole
Background


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