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Volume 3, Number 25
June 21, 2004

Gravitational wave tests of string theory
Stem cells
Mechanism of long-term memory
Quantum dots
Ancient climate studies
Brain imaging studies
Diabetes
Bilingualism and age-related cognitive decline
Quantum teleportation of atoms
Neurons
Cancer
Speciation gene
Angiogenesis
Prions
Innate immune system
Alcohol and health
Dietary antioxidant sources
New meson
Calorie restriction and sirtuins
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
CO2 fertilization
Novel antibiotic mechanism
Artificial chromosomes


Gravitational wave tests of string theory

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - Newly Devised Test May Confirm Strings As Fundamental Constituent Of Matter, Energy - also here
Background, Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - MIT Technology Jump-Starts Human Embryonic Stem Cell Work
Background


Mechanism of long-term memory

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - Synapse Size And Shape Key In Storing Long-term Memories
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - Pumping energy to nanocrystals from a quantum well
  2. June 15, 2004 - Quantum Dots See In The Dark: Nanodevices Promise Improved Night Vision Goggles, Medical Sensors And More
Background


Ancient climate studies

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - 52 thousand years of marine fertility sheds light on climate change
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. June 15, 2004 - New Technique Developed For Deciphering Brain Recordings Can Capture Thinking As It Happens
  2. June 17, 2004 - Researchers Study The Effects Of Zen Meditation On The Brain
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 15, 2004 - Cell transplants stop diabetes in some patients
Background


Bilingualism and age-related cognitive decline

References:
  1. June 14, 2004 - Two languages flex brain, stave off ageing
Background, Background


Quantum teleportation of atoms

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - Teleportation breaks new ground
  2. June 17, 2004 - Teleporting between atoms is quantum leap
  3. June 17, 2004 - Scientists Teleport Information Between Atoms
  4. June 17, 2004 - Scientists demonstrate quantum teleportation with atoms
  5. June 19, 2004 - Teleporting matter's traits: beaming information quantum-style
  6. June 21, 2004 - NIST Demonstrates 'Teleportation' Of Atomic States For Quantum Computing
Background


Neurons

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - Gray Matters: New Clues Into How Neurons Process Information
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - Manipulating Master Molecule Shown To Disrupt Vascular Environment For Tumors In Animal Models
  2. June 18, 2004 - Protein Stops Blood-Vessel Growth, Holds Promise
Background


Speciation gene

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - A Gene That Keeps Species Apart
Background


Angiogenesis

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - Scientists Uncover Crucial Mechanism For Blood Vessel Development
Background


Prions

References:
  1. June 16, 2004 - Mad cow proteins may hitch a ride between cells
Background


Innate immune system

References:
  1. June 17, 2004 - Damaged Mouse Immune System Can't Stop Escape Of Mutating Virus
Background


Alcohol and health

References:
  1. June 17, 2004 - Mixed advice on alcohol
Background


Dietary antioxidant sources

References:
  1. June 17, 2004 - Largest USDA Study Of Food Antioxidants Reveals Best Sources
Background


New meson

References:
  1. June 17, 2004 - Surprise: Fermilab's SELEX experiment finds puzzling new particle
  2. June 18, 2004 - New particle baffles physicists
  3. June 18, 2004 - Surprise: Fermilab's SELEX Experiment Finds Puzzling New Particle
Background


Calorie restriction and sirtuins

References:
  1. June 17, 2004 - How Going Hungry Might Save Cells
  2. June 18, 2004 - 'Longevity' gene, diet linked
Background, Background


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

References:
  1. June 18, 2004 - Superbugs resist "last resort" antibiotics
Background


CO2 fertilization

References:
  1. June 18, 2004 - CO2 Fertilization May Be Slowing Global Warming
Background


Novel antibiotic mechanism

References:
  1. June 18, 2004 - Molecule That 'Blocks' Key Bacterial Enzyme May Lead To New Antibiotics
Background


Artificial chromosomes

References:
  1. June 19, 2004 - Adding a chromosome may treat disease
Background


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