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Volume 2, Number 42
October 20, 2003

Better dark energy measurements
Neurally-controlled prostheses
Quantum confinement
Neural pathways of emotion
Robotics
Fragile regions of a genome
Nuclear transfer technique as infertility treatment
Cancer
Tissue engineering
Intelligent agents
Terascale computing
Network data speed records
Mathematical modeling of cellular communication
Species-specificity of eggs and sperm
Topology of the universe
MicroRNA and gene expression
Proteomics of yeast
Prions
Molecular motors
AIDS
Advantages of non-monogamy in birds
Melting of high-altitude glaciers
Metamaterials
Glial-derived neurotrophic factor
Longevity and cholesterol


Better dark energy measurements

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - Astronomers date Universe's 'cosmic jerk'
  2. October 14, 2003 - Cosmology Theories Come and Go
Background


Neurally-controlled prostheses

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - Monkey's brain signals control 'third arm'
  2. October 13, 2003 - Monkeys Consciously Control A Robot Arm Using Only Brain Signals; Appear To 'Assimilate' Arm As If It Were Their Own
  3. October 14, 2003 - Thoughts Translate To Actions
Background


Quantum confinement

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - For 'Quantum Confinement' Size Matters, But So Does Shape - also here
Background


Neural pathways of emotion

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - Pathways Of Emotion From Cortex To Peripheral Organs
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - Martial arts robots hit Asian tech fair
Background


Fragile regions of a genome

References:
  1. October 13, 2003 - From Genome Comparisons, Researchers Learn Lessons About Evolution And Cancer
Background


Nuclear transfer technique as infertility treatment

References:
  1. October 14, 2003 - Controversial three-parent pregnancy revealed
  2. October 14, 2003 - Human fertility experiment prompts wrath
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 14, 2003 - Researchers Discover New Genetic Link To Common Colon Cancer
  2. October 15, 2003 - Researchers Find Genetic Link To Prostate Cancer
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. October 14, 2003 - Engineers Report New Approach To Tissue Engineering
  2. October 14, 2003 - Stem cells used to create new organ tissue
  3. October 15, 2003 - Scaffold May Help Stem Cells Grow into Organs
Background


Intelligent agents

References:
  1. October 14, 2003 - Grid Technology Helps Astronomers Keep Pace With The Universe
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. October 15, 2003 - Big Mac to storm supercomputer list
Background


Network data speed records

References:
  1. October 15, 2003 - Computer Center Sets Trans-Atlantic Speed Record For Data Transfer
  2. October 17, 2003 - Dedicated fibre delivers net speed record
Background


Mathematical modeling of cellular communication

References:
  1. October 15, 2003 - Mathematical Modeling Predicts Cellular Communication
Background


Species-specificity of eggs and sperm

References:
  1. October 15, 2003 - Restricting The Gene Pool
Background


Topology of the universe

References:
  1. October 16, 2003 - Physicist At The Center Of Debate Over Soccer-shaped Universe
Background


MicroRNA and gene expression

References:
  1. October 16, 2003 - MicroRNA Targets: How Big Is The Iceberg?
Background


Proteomics of yeast

References:
  1. October 16, 2003 - Scientists Determine Identity, Cell Locale And Quantity Of Nearly All Proteins In An Organism
  2. October 17, 2003 - Building A Better Atlas Of Yeast Proteins
Background


Prions

References:
  1. October 16, 2003 - New test may help diagnose CJD
Background


Molecular motors

References:
  1. October 16, 2003 - Researchers Discover Power Behind Molecular Motors
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 17, 2003 - Proteins Enable HIV To Override Cell's Defenses
Background


Advantages of non-monogamy in birds

References:
  1. October 17, 2003 - Unfaithful Songbirds Increase Offspring Fitness
Background


Melting of high-altitude glaciers

References:
  1. October 17, 2003 - South America's Glaciers Thinning Quickly
  2. October 18, 2003 - Kilimanjaro's Giant Glaciers in Peril
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. October 17, 2003 - Negative-index materials made easy
Background


Glial-derived neurotrophic factor

References:
  1. October 18, 2003 - Nerve-healing protein relieves rats' misery
Background


Longevity and cholesterol

References:
  1. October 18, 2002 - Some old folks make cholesterol in big way
Background, Background


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