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Volume 3, Number 20
May 17, 2004

Potential obesity therapies
Tuberculosis
Cancer
High-temperature superconducting wire
Quantum teleportation
Extrasolar planets
Galactic black holes
Metamaterials
Oscillatory networks and human pattern recognition
Cell polarity
Stem cells
Nanotechnology
Neutron stars
Magnetoencephalogrphy
Topology scale of the universe
Applications for entangled photons
Photonic crystals
Caffeine and sleep
Polymethoxylated flavones and cholesterol
Diabetes
Terrestrial planet finder
Bacterium with artificially extended genetic code
Massive stars
Non-conservation of parity with electrons
Cosmic microwave background tests of string theory
Platelets, inflammation, and heart disease
Ribosomes
Gene therapy
"Nanobody" therapeutics
Long-term memory
Brain control of appetite
Permian mass extinction
AIDS
New estimate of stellar fusion reaction rate
Optical imaging of memory traces
Robotics
Malaria
Quantum nonlocality of single particles
Very early galaxies


Potential obesity therapies

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Molecule cuts off fat's food supply
  2. May 10, 2004 - Cutting Off Blood Supply to Fat Cells Slims Obese Mice
  3. May 10, 2004 - Mice fight the flab
  4. May 10, 2004 - Obesity Reversed In Mice By Destroying Blood Vessels That Service Fat Cells
  5. May 10, 2004 - Drug zaps fat cells into oblivion
  6. May 13, 2004 - Potential Obesity Treatment: Hormone Causes Body To Metabolize Stored Fat
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Chemists Find A New Chink In TB's Armor
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - High Blood Testosterone Levels Associated With Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
  2. May 11, 2004 - Prostate Cancer Marker Could Lead To Earlier Diagnosis
  3. May 13, 2004 - Cutting Tumor Supply Lines May Boost Cancer Treatments
Background


High-temperature superconducting wire

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Superconducting Wire Achieves Major Milestone
Background


Quantum teleportation

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Teleportation gets a quantum twist
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Pushing the Limit: Possible First Photo of Extrasolar Planet
  2. May 11, 2004 - Two Extremely Hot Exoplanets Caught In Transit
  3. May 12, 2004 - Hubble sees 'planet' around star
  4. May 14, 2004 - Hubble snaps new world
Background


Galactic black holes

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spies Galaxy's Violent Past
  2. May 12, 2004 - Giant Galaxy's Violent Past Comes Into Focus
Background


Metamaterials

References:
  1. May 10, 2004 - Beating the diffraction limit
Background


Oscillatory networks and human pattern recognition

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Advance Could Provide Insight Into Human's Ability To Recognize Patterns
Background


Cell polarity

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Interior Decorating For Cells: 'Furniture' Placement Affects Life-sustaining Functions
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Regeneration of injured muscle from adult stem cells
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Chemist's Technique Enables Creation Of Novel Carbon Nanoparticles
Background


Neutron stars

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Record: Fastest Flashing Star
Background


Magnetoencephalogrphy

References:
  1. May 11, 2004 - Brain scans made easy
Background


Topology scale of the universe

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Our Universe Has a Topology Scale of at least 24 GPC
  2. May 18, 2004 - Sizing up the Universe
  3. May 24, 2004 - Universe Measured: We're 156 Billion Light-years Wide!
  4. May 28, 2004 - Astronomers size up the Universe
Background


Applications for entangled photons

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Quantum trick may multiply CD capacity
  2. May 12, 2004 - Entanglement beats the diffraction limit
  3. May 13, 2004 - Photon Entanglement Feat Could Be Boon for Optical Systems
  4. May 13, 2004 - Physicists 'Entangle' Light, Pave Way To Atomic-scale Measurements
  5. May 13, 2004 - First time three photons combined into entangled state
Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Tungsten Inverse Opal
Background


Caffeine and sleep

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Regular Mini Doses of Caffeine More Energizing Than Morning Mug
  2. May 12, 2004 - Small, Frequent Doses Of Caffeine Best Strategy For Staying Awake
Background


Polymethoxylated flavones and cholesterol

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Orange, Tangerine Peels Could Be Better Than Drugs For Lowering Cholesterol
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Corn syrup linked to diabetes
  2. May 14, 2004 - Mechanism Found That May Protect Kidneys In Early Stages Of Diabetes
Background


Terrestrial planet finder

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Two Architectures Chosen For Terrestrial Planet Finder
  2. May 26, 2004 - Double Vision: Two Telescopes for Hunting Earth-like Planets
Background


Bacterium with artificially extended genetic code

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - 22-Amino Acid Bacterium Created By Scripps Scientists
Background


Massive stars

References:
  1. May 12, 2004 - Shadow of a Large Disc Casts New Light on the Formation of High Mass Stars
  2. May 12, 2004 - A Massive Star Is Born
Background


Non-conservation of parity with electrons

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - SLAC sees parity violation in electrons
Background


Cosmic microwave background tests of string theory

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Scientist Says Clues To String Theory May Be Visible In Big Bang Aftermath
Background


Platelets, inflammation, and heart disease

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - 'Good Guy' Blood Cells Are Now Suspects In Heart Disease, Diabetes
Background


Ribosomes

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - New Research Shows Ribosomes Do Not Function As Conventional Enzymes
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Gene therapy fights HIV in human tests
Background


"Nanobody" therapeutics

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - 'Nanobodies' Herald A New Era In Cancer Therapy
Background


Long-term memory

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Scientists Show Hippocampus's Role In Long Term Memory
Background


Brain control of appetite

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Fat Fighting Undermined By Over Active Eating Pacemaker
Background


Permian mass extinction

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Boost to asteroid wipe-out theory
  2. May 14, 2004 - Impact site identified for biggest extinction
  3. May 14, 2004 - Signs of Crater Linked to Mass Extinction Said Found
  4. May 14, 2004 - Impact At Bedout: 'Smoking Gun' Of Giant Collision That Nearly Ended Life On Earth Is Identified
  5. May 14, 2004 - Devastating ancient meteor impact off Australia?
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 13, 2004 - Designer Virus Stalks HIV
Background


New estimate of stellar fusion reaction rate

References:
  1. May 14, 2004 - The Universe Seems To Be Older Than Expected
  2. May 20, 2004 - Cosmos 'a billion years older'
  3. May 24, 2004 - Stars may be older than we think
Background


Optical imaging of memory traces

References:
  1. May 14, 2004 - Study In Flies Allows Researchers To Visualize Formation Of A Memory
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. May 14, 2004 - Student Develops Origami Folding Robot
  2. May 25, 2004 - Dexterous robot conquers art of origami
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. May 14, 2004 - Plant-like Enzyme Acts As Key Life Cycle Switch In Malaria Parasite
Background


Quantum nonlocality of single particles

References:
  1. May 14, 2004 - Don't Let Them Know You're Watching
Background


Very early galaxies

References:
  1. May 15, 2004 - Hubble's infrared camera goes the distance
Background, Background


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