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Volume 2, Number 19
May 12, 2003

Recycling of messenger RNA
Gene therapy
Agricultural biotechnology
Sperm from stem cells
Alzheimer's disease
Digital life
Virtual reality
Potassium heating of Earth's core
Sympatric speciation
Caloric restriction, sirtuins, and lifespan in yeast
Zwicker tone illusion
Prions
Potential of RNAi therapies
Light from silicon crystals
Tissue engineering
Early modern humans in Europe


Recycling of messenger RNA

References:
  1. May 5, 2003 - Molecular Biologists Discover Where Genetic Instructions Go To Die
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 6, 2003 - Researchers Reverse Blood Disease Using Genetically Modified Stem Cells
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. May 6, 2003 - New Technique Could Stem Spread of Altered Genes from GM Crops
Background


Sperm from stem cells

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - Stem cells can become 'normal sperm'
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - Insulin-degrading Enzyme May Affect Risk Of Alzheimers Disease
  2. May 9, 2003 - MR Technique Shows Brains Of Alzheimer's Patients Similar To Immature Brains In Children
Background


Digital life

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - 'Digital organisms' illuminate evolution
  2. May 8, 2003 - Artificial Life Experiments Show How Complex Functions Can Evolve
Background


Virtual reality

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - 'Virtual Reality Room' Shows Potential To Aid Construction Scheduling, Reduce Costs
Background


Potassium heating of Earth's core

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - Potassium-40 heats up Earths core
  2. May 8, 2003 - Potassium heated Earth's core
  3. May 8, 2003 - Evidence For Potassium As Missing Heat Source In Planetary Cores
Background


Sympatric speciation

References:
  1. May 7, 2003 - Male Pregnancy May Spur Seahorse Speciation
Background


Caloric restriction, sirtuins, and lifespan in yeast

References:
  1. May 8, 2003 - Gene That Extends Lifespan In Yeast Points To Paradigm Shift In Longevity Research; May Explain Life Extension Via Calorie Restriction
  2. May 8, 2003 - Yeast Yield Secret of Aging
Background


Zwicker tone illusion

References:
  1. May 8, 2003 - Tinnitus treatment tones up
Background


Prions

References:
  1. May 8, 2003 - Pressure Combined With Heat Reduces Prion Infectivity In Processed Meats
  2. May 9, 2003 - Clue To Prion Formation Found, Offers Step Toward Treating Puzzling Diseases
Background


Potential of RNAi therapies

References:
  1. May 9, 2003 - RNA hopes hyped?
Background


Light from silicon crystals

References:
  1. May 9, 2003 - First light for pure silicon
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. May 9, 2003 - Rabbit penis grown in laboratory
Background


Early modern humans in Europe

References:
  1. May 10, 2003 - Jaw-dropping find emerges from Stone Age cave
Background


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