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Volume 2, Number 49
December 8, 2003

Staphylococcus resistance to antibiotics
Stem cells
Extrasolar planets
Cancer
Animal cognition
40th Mersenne prime
Photonic crystal lens
End-Permian mass extinction
New view of telomere function
Global warming
Relativistic chaos
Binary neutron stars
Possible black holes in cosmic ray events
Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction
III-V semiconductor materials
Carbon nanotubes
Aging and atherosclerosis
Language lateralization
Heritability of social behavior traits
Seismic monitoring
Hormonal effect on food intake
Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus
Insulin signaling pathways
Yeast model of Parkinson's disease
Online artificial intelligence game
Mantle plumes
Internal structure of protons
Cell growth modulation
Evolution of penises
Cardiovascular disease


Staphylococcus resistance to antibiotics

References:
  1. December 1, 2003 - Superbug Gained Resistance from Neighboring Bacteria
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 1, 2003 - Researchers Create Tissue-engineered Joint From Stem Cells
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. December 1, 2003 - New Evidence For Solar-like Planetary System Around Nearby Star
  2. December 2, 2003 - Nearby Star May Have Planetary System Like Ours
  3. December 2, 2003 - Bright star brings hope of new planets
  4. December 8, 2003 - Unmasking Vega: Solar System Like Ours Emerges
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 1, 2003 - Study Finds Clues To Brain Tumors' Origins
  2. December 2, 2003 - Technique Kills Cancerous Cells, Leaves Healthy Cells Intact
  3. December 3, 2003 - Unraveling A Protein, Researchers Uncover Mechanics Of Anti-cancer Agent
  4. December 4, 2003 - Origin Of Multiple Myeloma Found In Rare Stem Cell
  5. December 6, 2003 - CT scan works as well as colonoscopy
Background


Animal cognition

References:
  1. December 2, 2003 - Some Animals Know Their Cognitive Limits
Background


40th Mersenne prime

References:
  1. December 2, 2003 - 40th Mersenne Prime Announced
  2. December 2, 2003 - Largest prime number ever is found
Background


Photonic crystal lens

References:
  1. December 2, 2003 - Physicists Become First To Demonstrate Flat Lens Imaging
Background


End-Permian mass extinction

References:
  1. December 2, 2003 - Meteor Likely Caused Earth's Greatest Extinction Event
Background


New view of telomere function

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Chromosomes Are 'Nibbled' Before They Fuse
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Top Scientists Conclude Human Activity Is Affecting Global Climate
Background


Relativistic chaos

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Relativistic Chaos
Background


Binary neutron stars

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Neutron Star Collisions Common, Study Suggests
  2. December 3, 2003 - Neutron stars may collide more often than thought
  3. December 4, 2003 - Pulsar Find Boosts Hope For Gravity-wave Hunters - also here
  4. December 4, 2003 - Record breaking neutron stars stun experts
  5. December 11, 2003 - Neutron Stars May Merge More Often Than Thought
Background


Possible black holes in cosmic ray events

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Exploding black holes rain down on Earth
Background


Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Roast dinosaur off the menu?
  2. December 9, 2003 - No fiery extinction for dinosaurs
Background


III-V semiconductor materials

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Materials Could Make For Super LEDs, Solar Cells, Computer Chips
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 3, 2003 - Scientists Unveil Key Nanotechnology Discovery With Use Of DNA
Background


Aging and atherosclerosis

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - New View Of Link Between Aging, Atherosclerosis
Background


Language lateralization

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - Left Side Of Brain Activates Speech From Birth
Background


Heritability of social behavior traits

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - Social Behavior Among Monkeys May Be More Nature Than Nurture
Background


Seismic monitoring

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - Seismic Monitors Detect Physical Changes Deep Within Faults
Background


Hormonal effect on food intake

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - A Human Hormone, Combined With A Full Stomach, Offers Clues For Understanding Our Food Intake
Background


Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus

References:
  1. December 4, 2003 - Hospital infections: Case studies
Background


Insulin signaling pathways

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - New Understanding Of Insulin's Complexities Needed To Conquer Diabetes
Background


Yeast model of Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Yeast Model Yields Insights Into Parkinson's Disease
  2. December 8, 2003 - Yeast Helps Researchers Better Understand Parkinson's Mystery
Background


Online artificial intelligence game

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Humans and computers compete in virtual creature game
Background


Mantle plumes

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Earth's Elusive Mantle Plumes Detected At Last
  2. December 8, 2003 - Imaging Project Offers View Inside Earth
Background


Internal structure of protons

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Zooming In On A Proton Packed With Surprises
Background


Cell growth modulation

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Findings Offer Clue To How Molecule Can Both Stimulate, Suppress Cell Growth
Background


Evolution of penises

References:
  1. December 5, 2003 - Penis evolved millions of years ago
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. December 6, 2003 - Two markers may predict heart risk
Background


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