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Volume 3, Number 24
June 14, 2004

Consolidation of learning during sleep
Photonic crystals
Information coding in the brain
Cancer
Speciation
Condensins and DNA
Use of entanglement for better atomic clocks
Programmed cell death in plants
Gene therapy
Metabolic syndrome
Riemann hypothesis
Cambrian explosion
Social status and health
Intermediate mass black holes
Brain imaging studies
Ribosome assembly
Alzheimer's disease
Autism
Twin prime conjecture
Top quark, Higgs boson
Ice ages and interglacials
Nanotechnology
High-temperature superconductivity
Robotics
Optical fiber design by evolutionary programming
Galactic satellite problem
Black hole birth
Dogs and language
Proteomics
Changes in gene expression in aging brains
Genetic factors in aging
Obesity and hypertension
Advanced memory technology
Stem cells
Ancient climate studies
Diabetes
Light emission from nanocrystal quantum dots
Origins of sex
DNA nanotechnology


Consolidation of learning during sleep

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Patch of brain put to sleep
  2. June 26, 2004 - Sleepy brains take learning seriously
Background, Background


Photonic crystals

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Crystals Show Promise for Optical Communication
Background


Information coding in the brain

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Study Shows How We Perceive World Depends On Precise Division Of Labor Among Cells In Brain
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - New Breast Cancer Drug Shrinks Tumors Or Slows Growth In Up To Half Of Women
  2. June 7, 2004 - Prostate Cancer Pill May Stave Off Disease And Ease Pain
  3. June 8, 2004 - New Study Links Common Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs To Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk
  4. June 8, 2004 - Scientists encouraged by trial results of next-generation vaccine for melanoma
  5. June 9, 2004 - Scientists Find Cancer's Genetic Core: 67 Genes Universally Activated In Human Cancer
  6. June 9, 2004 - Gene may predict killer prostate cancers
Background


Speciation

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Parting Genomes: Biologists Discover Seeds Of Speciation
Background


Condensins and DNA

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Proteins Transform DNA Into 'Molecular Velcro'
Background


Use of entanglement for better atomic clocks

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - A Quantum Mechanical 'Tune Up' For Better Measurement
Background


Programmed cell death in plants

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Scientists Have Identified The First Gene Regulating Programmed Cell Death In Plant Embryos
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Gene therapy tested to protect bone marrow during chemotherapy
  2. June 9, 2004 - Cure hoped for Huntingtons sufferers
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 7, 2004 - Prevalence Of Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Increases As Children Become More Obese
Background, Background, Background


Riemann hypothesis

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Purdue mathematician claims proof for Riemann hypothesis
  2. June 9, 2004 - Purdue Mathematician Claims Proof For Riemann Hypothesis
  3. June 10, 2004 - Greatest maths problem 'solved'
  4. June 11, 2004 - Mathematicians sceptical over claimed breakthrough
Background


Cambrian explosion

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Sea change for first shells
Background


Social status and health

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Higher status leads to a longer life
Background


Intermediate mass black holes

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Odd Black Hole Defies Explanation
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Vision's Touchy-feely Side: Tactile Input Has A Greater Impact On Visual Perception Than We Thought
  2. June 8, 2004 - We Weren't Made To Multitask
  3. June 10, 2004 - How Brain Gives Special Resonance To Emotional Memories
  4. June 10, 2004 - Brain learns like a robot
  5. June 12, 2004 - Brain has 'early warning system'
Background


Ribosome assembly

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Biologists Identify Critical Player In Yeast Ribosome Assembly
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Advances in diagnosis and treatment of autism, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, fetal brain imaging
  2. June 10, 2004 - Alzheimer's May Leave Some Forms Of Memory Intact
  3. June 12, 2004 - Gene loss linked to Alzheimer's
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 8, 2004 - Autism linked to problem births
Background


Twin prime conjecture

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Twin Prime Proof Proffered
Background


Top quark, Higgs boson

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Over the top
  2. June 9, 2004 - Quark experiment predicts heavier Higgs
  3. June 10, 2004 - Top Quark Measurements Give 'God Particle' New Lease On Life
Background


Ice ages and interglacials

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Record ice core gives fair forecast
  2. June 10, 2004 - Record-Breaking Ice Core May Hold Key to Climate Variation
  3. June 10, 2004 - Next ice age is 15,000 years off
  4. June 11, 2004 - Oldest Antarctic Ice Core Reveals Climate History
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Nanotechnology Pioneer Slays 'Grey Goo' Myths
  2. June 11, 2004 - Self-assembly made easy
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Why Calcium Improves A High-temperature Superconductor
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Robotic rock-climber takes its first steps
  2. June 10, 2004 - Low-cost Robot Could Locate Land Mines In Rugged Terrain
Background


Optical fiber design by evolutionary programming

References:
  1. June 9, 2004 - Evolution breeds better optical fibres
Background


Galactic satellite problem

References:
  1. June 10, 2004 - Key Theory Of Galaxy Formation No Longer Conflicts With Observations
  2. June 14, 2004 - Milky Way's 'Satellite Problem' Solved
Background


Black hole birth

References:
  1. June 10, 2004 - Youngest Possible Black Hole Spotted Near Birth
  2. June 14, 2004 - Team Finds Evidence Of New Black Hole Or Neutron Star
Background


Dogs and language

References:
  1. June 10, 2004 - Dog's verbal tricks probe origin of language
  2. June 11, 2004 - Old dog learns new tricks
  3. June 11, 2004 - Fido Found to Be Wiz with Words
  4. June 11, 2004 - Doggie mastermind learns 200 words
  5. June 11, 2004 - Collie dog's word power impresses
  6. June 11, 2004 - Smart Dogs: Canine Word-learning Research Yields Surprising Findings About Human Speech Comprehension
Background


Proteomics

References:
  1. June 10, 2004 - Study Of Proteins Offers Insights Into Organization Of Biological Networks
Background


Changes in gene expression in aging brains

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Damaged Genes In Aging Human Brain Provide Clues To Cognitive Decline
Background


Genetic factors in aging

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Fat Cells Could Provide The Key To A Longer Life
Background


Obesity and hypertension

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Obesity And Hypertension: Two Epidemics Or One?
Background


Advanced memory technology

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Super-thin crystals promise fast memory
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Mutant human stem cell lines created
Background


Ancient climate studies

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Glacial mud reveals Earth's history
  2. June 11, 2004 - Chemists Retrieve Clues To Ancient Ocean Chemistry And Global Greenhouse From Cretaceous Sediments
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Antioxidant Enzyme Containing Selenium, A Major Dietary Supplement, Could Promote Type 2 Diabetes
Background


Light emission from nanocrystal quantum dots

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Pumping Energy To Nanocrystals From A Quantum Well
Background


Origins of sex

References:
  1. June 11, 2004 - Need Sex? It's Probably Something About Stress
Background


DNA nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 12, 2004 - DNA puts its best foot forward
Background


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