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Volume 2, Number 51
December 22, 2003

Anti-cancer benefits of wine
Cancer
Diabetes
Spinal cord development
Dark energy
Stem cells
Carbon nanotubes
New superconductor
Genetic networks
Genes and evolution
Climate models
Alzheimer's disease
Plant production of humanlike proteins
Grid computing
Risk factor for heart disease
Ultrathin optical fibers
Martian water
Methane release following snowball Earth
Salinity changes in the oceans
Nanowire DNA sensing
Robot helicopter
Infrared astronomy
Human and chimpanzee genomes
Appetite regulator
Antioxidants in cocoa
Strained silicon chip technology
Lupus
Photovoltaics


Anti-cancer benefits of wine

References:
  1. December 15, 2003 - Oak Barrels May Sweeten Red Wine's Anti-Cancer Potential
  2. December 17, 2003 - Potential anti-cancer agents found in red wine
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. December 15, 2003 - New Way To Lock DNA-slicing Enzyme Onto Chromosomes Could Lead To Novel Anti-cancer Drugs
  2. December 16, 2003 - Brain Tumor Growth Requires Abnormal Neighbors
  3. December 17, 2003 - The Common Cold As Cancer Fighter?
  4. December 19, 2003 - Spreading Cancer Survives Via Signals From Nearby Blood Vessels Long Before New Vessels Are Grown
  5. December 19, 2003 - Cancers' Love-hate Relationship With Proteins Offers New Treatment Window
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. December 15, 2003 - Scientists Discover Connection Between Obesity And Diabetes
Background


Spinal cord development

References:
  1. December 15, 2003 - Chemical Gradient Steers Nerve Growth In Spinal Cord
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Has European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Cast Doubt Over Dark Energy?
  2. December 17, 2003 - New doubts on dark energy
  3. December 19, 2003 - Science's Breakthrough Of The Year: Illumination Of The Dark, Expanding Universe
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Nomadic Outposts Of Transplanted Stem Cells
  2. December 19, 2003 - Instant stem cells - just add water
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Carbon nanotubes show drug delivery promise
Background


New superconductor

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Another superconductor shows up
Background


Genetic networks

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - A First Glance At Global Genetic Networks
Background


Genes and evolution

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Coral reveals ancient origins of human genes
Background


Climate models

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Scientists 'Reconstruct' Earth's Climate Over The Past Millenium
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Clinical Trial Of Alzheimer's Disease Drug Shows Clear Reductions In AD Development
Background


Plant production of humanlike proteins

References:
  1. December 16, 2003 - Researchers Uncover Pathway That Could Lead To Plant Generation Of Human-like Protein
Background


Grid computing

References:
  1. December 17, 2003 - World's Biggest Virtual Supercomputer Given The Go-ahead
Background


Risk factor for heart disease

References:
  1. December 17, 2003 - New Risk Factor For Heart Disease Identified
Background


Ultrathin optical fibers

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - Naked nanofibres stretch optical properties
  2. December 18, 2003 - Optical fibres cut their losses
  3. December 19, 2003 - Researchers Develop Nanoscale Fibers That Are Thinner Than The Wavelengths Of Light They Carry
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - Mars May Be Emerging From An Ice Age
Background


Methane release following snowball Earth

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - Study Finds Evidence For Global Methane Release About 600 Million Years Ago
  2. December 19, 2003 - Stable Isotope Data Provide Evidence For Huge Global Methane Release About 600 Million Years Ago
Background


Salinity changes in the oceans

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - New Study Reports Large-Scale Salinity Changes In The Oceans
Background


Nanowire DNA sensing

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - Tiny Nanowire Could Be Next Big Diagnostic Tool For Doctors
Background


Robot helicopter

References:
  1. December 18, 2003 - New robot brain takes to the skies
Background


Infrared astronomy

References:
  1. December 19, 2003 - First images from infrared telescope are 'sensational'

Human and chimpanzee genomes

References:
  1. December 19, 2003 - Lifestyle Accounts For Difference In Chimp, Human Genome
Background


Appetite regulator

References:
  1. December 19, 2003 - Key Appetite Regulator May Be Identified
Background


Antioxidants in cocoa

References:
  1. December 19, 2003 - Better Than Red Wine Or Green Tea, Cocoa Froths With Cancer-preventing Compounds
Background


Strained silicon chip technology

References:
  1. December 20, 2003 - Secret of 'strained silicon' chips revealed
Background


Lupus

References:
  1. December 20, 2003 - Lupus patients exhibit signs of heart disease
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. December 20, 2003 - New materials take the heat
Background


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