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Volume 3, Number 17
April 26, 2004

Gravity Probe B
Cancer
Extrasolar planets
Cell-penetrating antibodies
Finding disease genes
DNA crossover
Human genome database
Brain imaging studies
Parkinson's disease
The immune system
Embryogenesis from egg cells
Parity violation in electron-electron scattering
Hemoglobin ancestors
Visual perception
Magnetic recording speed limit
Quantum cryptography
Snowball Earth
Nanotechnology
Granule cells
Martian water
Evidence of early life
Adiponectin and metabolism rate
Ultradense nanowire memory
Kaon particle decay
Photovoltaics


Gravity Probe B

References:
  1. April 19, 2004 - Gravity probe to test Einstein
  2. April 19, 2004 - Einstein's relativity theory probed
  3. April 20, 2004 - Gravity Probe B takes off
  4. April 21, 2004 - Gravity probe safely makes it to orbit
  5. April 21, 2004 - NASA Spacecraft Ascends to Test Einstein's Theory
  6. April 21, 2004 - NASA Successfully Launches Gravity Probe B
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. April 19, 2004 - Fly With Brain Tumor May Shed Light On Cancer Causing Genes
  2. April 19, 2004 - Longevity Gene May Also Predict Better Outcome For Breast Cancer Patients
  3. April 21, 2004 - Researchers Identify Virus Gene Involved In Tumor Cell Growth, Spread
  4. April 23, 2004 - Unlikely Protein Boosts Metastatic Colon Cancer Growth
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. April 19, 2004 - SuperWASP Begins The Search For Thousands Of New Planets
Background


Cell-penetrating antibodies

References:
  1. April 19, 2004 - Super-antibodies break the cell barrier
Background


Finding disease genes

References:
  1. April 19, 2004 - Researchers Substitute Whole Chromosomes To Speed The Search For Genes In Common Diseases
Background


DNA crossover

References:
  1. April 20, 2004 - Rewriting Textbooks On DNA Crossover
Background


Human genome database

References:
  1. April 20, 2004 - Bumper compendium of human genes released
  2. April 20, 2004 - Database lists human genes
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. April 20, 2004 - Imaging Study Reveals Brain Function Of Poor Readers Can Improve
  2. April 21, 2004 - Exposure To Food Increases Brain Metabolism
  3. April 21, 2004 - Chocolate cake addiction: it's real
  4. April 22, 2004 - Brain Signal Predicts Working Memory Prowess
  5. April 23, 2004 - Following Complex Motions: Optical Imaging Study Supports Ancient Origin For MT Visual Center
  6. April 24, 2004 - Empathy may not be uniquely human quality
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. April 20, 2004 - Potential Parkinsons Drug Relieves Symptoms With Few Side Effects
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. April 20, 2004 - Researchers Restore Lost Immunity -- Possible Breakthrough For AIDS
Background


Embryogenesis from egg cells

References:
  1. April 21, 2005 - Engineered Mice Have Two Mommies
  2. April 21, 2004 - 'Virgin birth' mammal rewrites rules of biology
  3. April 22, 2004 - Fatherless Mice Created in Lab
  4. April 22, 2004 - Virgin birth backs dads' role
  5. April 22, 2004 - Mouse created without father
  6. April 27, 2005 - Fatherless Mice Muddy the Water
Background


Parity violation in electron-electron scattering

References:
  1. April 21, 2004 - Parity Violation in Electron-Electron Scattering
Background


Hemoglobin ancestors

References:
  1. April 21, 2004 - Oldest Hemoglobin Ancestors Offer Clues To Earliest Oxygen-Based Life
Background


Visual perception

References:
  1. April 21, 2004 - The Brain's Flashy Tale
Background


Magnetic recording speed limit

References:
  1. April 21, 2004 - Magnetic recording has a speed limit
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. April 22, 2004 - Entangled photons secure money transfer
  2. April 29, 2004 - Business goes quantum
Background


Snowball Earth

References:
  1. April 22, 2004 - New Evidence Supports Three Major Glaciation Events In The Distant Past
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. April 22, 2004 - Ultra-fast Laser Allows Efficient, Accessible Nanoscale Machining
Background


Granule cells

References:
  1. April 22, 2004 - Unraveling The Secrets Of The Brain's Smallest Cells
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. April 23, 2004 - Search for Mars water goes underground
Background


Evidence of early life

References:
  1. April 23, 2004 - Signs of Primeval Life Said Found in Lava Rocks
  2. April 23, 2004 - Discovery Offers Clues To Origin Of Life
  3. April 26, 2004 - Multinational team of scientists finds early life in volcanic lava
Background


Adiponectin and metabolism rate

References:
  1. April 23, 2004 - Fat Cell Hormone Causes Weight Loss
Background


Ultradense nanowire memory

References:
  1. April 23, 2004 - Stacked, Packed Nanowires Hold Triplexed Megadata
Background


Kaon particle decay

References:
  1. April 24, 2004 - Particle breakdowns beat expectations
Background


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. April 24, 2004 - Careening electrons may rev up solar cells
Background


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