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Volume 2, Number 43
October 27, 2003

Dark galaxies
Serotonin and memory
Diabetes
Stem cells
Nanotech memory devices
Direct imaging of extrasolar planets
Artificial proteins
Early development of brain gender differences
Perceptual-motor links in learning
Carbon nanotubes
Infrared astronomy
Alzheimer's disease
Cancer
Cosmic ray observatory
Olfactory perception
Origins of life
Earliest vertebrates
Cancer and the hedgehog pathway
Dendritic cells and immune system control
DNA transcription errors
Differences in visual cell sensitivity
Stability of neural connections
Stem cells and cancer metastasis
New class of antibiotics
Global warming
Aging and Caenorhabditis elegans
Superfluids


Dark galaxies

References:
  1. October 20, 2003 - Astronomers find first 'dark galaxy'
Background, Background


Serotonin and memory

References:
  1. October 20, 2003 - Gene linked to poorer memory
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 20, 2003 - New Protein Provides Clue To Diabetes
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 20, 2003 - Doubts About Bone Marrow-Derived Adult Stem Cells Ability To Differentiate
  2. October 21, 2003 - Preliminary Study Finds Stem Cells In Blood Restore Damaged Heart Muscle
  3. October 23, 2003 - Scientists Find Genetic 'Fountain Of Youth' For Adult Stem Cells
Background


Nanotech memory devices

References:
  1. October 20, 2003 - Self-assembled Nanocells Function As Non-volatile Memory
Background


Direct imaging of extrasolar planets

References:
  1. October 21, 2003 - Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Background


Artificial proteins

References:
  1. October 21, 2003 - Artificial Proteins Assembled from Scratch
  2. October 31, 2003 - Beyond Biology: Simple System Yields Custom-designed Proteins
Background


Early development of brain gender differences

References:
  1. October 21, 2003 - Embryo brain shows sex signs early
  2. October 22, 2003 - Brain May 'Hard-Wire' Sexuality Before Birth
Background


Perceptual-motor links in learning

References:
  1. October 21, 2003 - Hand-to-ear Link In Brain Established After Minutes Of Piano Learning
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 22, 2003 - Nano-velcro binds faster than strongest glues
Background


Infrared astronomy

References:
  1. October 22, 2003 - Space Infrared Telescope Facility Successfully Focused

Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. October 22, 2003 - Gene Controls Age At Onset Of Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Diseases
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 22, 2003 - New Drug For Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Shows Efficacy; Shrinks Tumors In Some Patients And Reduces Symptoms In Others
  2. October 23, 2004 - Retroviral Protein Triggers Proliferation Of Immune Cells
  3. October 24, 2003 - Study Pinpoints High Rate Of Breast And Ovarian Cancer Among People With Genetic Mutations
Background


Cosmic ray observatory

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Cosmic-ray detector breaks size record
Background


Olfactory perception

References:
  1. October 22, 2003 - Researchers Find That 'One Sniff Will Do' For Odor Discrimination
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Clay's matchmaking could have sparked life
  2. October 24, 2003 - Clay Could Have Encouraged First Cells to Form
Background


Earliest vertebrates

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Oldest vertebrate fossil found in Australia, scientists say
Background


Cancer and the hedgehog pathway

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Embryonic Pathway Critical To Growth Of Digestive Tract Tumors
Background


Dendritic cells and immune system control

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Researcher Discovers 'Control Room' That Regulates Immune Responses
Background


DNA transcription errors

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Common Genetic Damages In Non-dividing Cells Lead To The Creation Of Mutant Proteins
Background


Differences in visual cell sensitivity

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Vision-producing Cells Fail 'Taste-Test,' Treat Key Light-detecting Molecules Identically

Stability of neural connections

References:
  1. October 23, 2003 - Evidence That Neurons Prune Only 'Twigs' To Rewire Themselves
Background


Stem cells and cancer metastasis

References:
  1. October 24, 2003 - Stem cell mobility linked to cancer's spread
Background


New class of antibiotics

References:
  1. October 24, 2003 - New Class Of Antibiotics Stops Pathogens In Their Genetic Tracks
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. October 24, 2003 - Recent Warming Of Arctic May Affect Worldwide Climate
Background


Aging and Caenorhabditis elegans

References:
  1. October 24, 2006 - Lifespan increased sixfold
  2. October 27, 2003 - Methuselah Worm Remains Energetic for Life
Background


Superfluids

References:
    October 25, 2003 - Super Spinner: Seven-atom speck acts like superfluid
Background


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