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Volume 2, Number 41
October 13, 2003

Cloning
Alzheimer's disease
Agricultural biotechnology
Fermionic condensates
Gamma ray astronomy
Human epigenome project
The immune system
Aging and the vascular system
AIDS
Topology of the universe
Cancer
Memory and sleep
Habitable extrasolar planets
Protein folding
Implantable prosthetics
DNA nanotechnology
Bose metals
Extrasolar planets
Nanocomposite materials
Brain imaging studies
Stem cells


Cloning

References:
  1. October 6, 2003 - Aggregation Of Cloned Mouse Embryos Improves Survival Rate
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 6, 2003 - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Animal Research Points To New Direction For Therapy
  2. October 9, 2003 - Alzheimer's Association Cautious About New Alzheimer Treatment Research With Antibiotics
Background


Agricultural biotechnology

References:
  1. October 6, 2003 - Bacterium's Genome May Hold Key to Better Crop Protection
Background


Fermionic condensates

References:
  1. October 6, 2003 - Physicists close in on a new state of matter
Background


Gamma ray astronomy

References:
  1. October 7, 2003 - World's biggest gamma radiation telescope begins operation
  2. October 8, 2003 - The Magic Telescope To Be Inaugurated -- Biggest In The World For The Study Of Gamma Radiation
  3. October 10, 2003 - Astronomers turn to MAGIC

Human epigenome project

References:
  1. October 7, 2003 - Human gene on/off switches to be mapped
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. October 7, 2003 - 'Genetic Switch' Proves Two Mechanisms Exist By Which Immune System Cells Differentiate
Background


Aging and the vascular system

References:
  1. October 7, 2003 - Molecules' Genetic Regulation Altered During Aging
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 8, 2003 - HIV Vaccine In Worldwide Trial
  2. October 9, 2003 - HIV Protein Attacks Body's Innate Protection System That Could Prevent Virus' Replication
Background


Topology of the universe

References:
  1. October 8, 2003 - Is the universe a dodecahedron?
  2. October 8, 2003 - Tantalising evidence hints Universe is finite
  3. October 9, 2003 - Universe could be football-shaped
  4. October 10, 2007 - Soccer-ball shaped universe may be finite
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 8, 2003 - Working out wards off breast cancer
  2. October 9, 2003 - Study Identifies Molecular Mechanisms That May Assist Gene In Blocking Lung Cancer
Background


Memory and sleep

References:
  1. October 8, 2003 - Restoring recall: memories may form and reform, with sleep
  2. October 9, 2003 - Sleep Boosts Ability To Learn Language
  3. October 9, 2003 - Quality sleep 'rescues memories'
  4. October 9, 2003 - "Sleep on it" is good advice to improve memory
  5. October 10, 2003 - Stages Of Memory Described In New Study
Background, Background


Habitable extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 9, 2003 - Search for habitable planets narrows
Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. October 9, 2003 - Physicist Devises Way To Observe Protein Folding
Background


Implantable prosthetics

References:
  1. October 9, 2003 - New Engineering Center Focuses On Implantable Prosthetics
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 9, 2003 - Researchers Stretch DNA On Chip, Lay Track For Future Computers
Background


Bose metals

References:
  1. October 10, 2003 - Metallic Phase For Bosons Implies New State Of Matter
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 10, 2003 - First Extrasolar Planets, Now Extrasolar Moons
Background


Nanocomposite materials

References:
  1. October 10, 2003 - New Hybrid Material Has Potential Use In Microelectronics
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. October 10, 2003 - Rejection a Real Pain, Brain Study Shows
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 12, 2003 - Doubt Cast on Adult Stem-Cell Plasticity Studies
Background


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