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Volume 3, Number 43
October 25, 2004

Gravitational constant
Magnetic plasma beam spacecraft propulsion
Stem cells
Cancer
Planet formation
Cardiovascular disease
Genetic change in bacteria
Improvements in vaccine technology
Cloning
Integrated optical waveguides
Carbon nanotubes
Brain-imaging studies
Parkinson's disease
Appetite-control receptor protein
Genetics of immune systems
Regulatory T cells
Relativistic Lense-Thirring effect
New count of human genes
Non-coding DNA
AIDS
Quantum dots
Knowledge discovery software
Retinal prostheses
Diabetes
Graphene
Terascale computing
Stellar orbits in the Milky Way
High carbohydrate diets and obesity
Computation of evolutionary trees
Allergy control by inhibition of mast cell activation
Bioinformatics
Systems biology
Synaesthesia
Metabolic syndrome and altered mitochondrial function
Quantum information systems
Nanotechnology
Tidal effects and earthquakes
DNA repair
Gene activity mapping
Biological neural networks
Huntington's disease and the proteasome
Quantum entanglement and Higgs bosons
Platypus sex chromosomes


Gravitational constant

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - Gravity constant called into question
Background


Magnetic plasma beam spacecraft propulsion

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - Magnetic beams could power swifter spacecraft
  2. October 18, 2004 - New Propulsion Concept Could Make 90-day Mars Round Trip Possible
  3. October 20, 2004 - MagBeam Propulsion: To Mars And Back In 90 Days
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - Researchers Provide Road Map For Generating B Cells From Stem Cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - Energy Blocker' Kills Big Tumors In Rats
  2. October 18, 2004 - Alzheimer's Drug May Halt Leukemia
  3. October 20, 2004 - Two Novel Agents Work Synergistically To Treat Lung Cancer In Animal Experiment
  4. October 20, 2004 - Promising New Preventative Treatment Option For Population Of Men At High Risk Of Prostate Cancer
  5. October 21, 2004 - Manipulation Of Epigenome Turns Off As Many Genes As It Turns On
  6. October 22, 2004 - Strong-flavored Onions Show Promise For Fighting Cancer
  7. October 22, 2004 - Newly discovered protein suggests novel tumorigenic pathway
Background


Planet formation

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - How Planets Form: 'It's a Mess Out There'
  2. October 19, 2004 - Planet formation is violent, slow and messy
  3. October 19, 2004 - Messy Reality of Planet Formation Revealed
  4. October 19, 2004 - Astronomers Discover Planet Building Is Big Mess
  5. October 19, 2004 - Astronomers Discover Planet Building is Big Mess
  6. October 20, 2004 - Planets form in a messy muddle
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. October 18, 2004 - Heart Disease Risk Factors Rooted In Childhood
Background


Genetic change in bacteria

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Bacteria are genetically modified by lightning'
Background


Improvements in vaccine technology

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Fridge-free vaccines on the way
  2. October 20, 2004 - New vaccines won't need the fridge
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Scientists seek to create 'three-parent' babies
  2. October 20, 2004 - Egg injection boosts fertility
  3. October 21, 2004 - Biologists come close to cloning primates
Background


Integrated optical waveguides

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Researchers Guide Light Through Liquids And Gases On A Chip, A Major Step Forward For Optical Sensing Technology
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Scientists Develop World's Longest Electrically Conducting Nanotubes
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Scientists Detect Two Decision-making Pathways In Human Brain
  2. October 22, 2004 - Researcher Show How False Memories Are Formed
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Exercise Prevents Parkinson's Symptoms In Lab Model Mimicking Human Form Of The Disease
  2. October 22, 2004 - Researchers Monitor Progression Of Parkinson's Disease By Studying Molecular Changes In Brain
Background


Appetite-control receptor protein

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Scientists Identify New Cause Of Obesity
Background


Genetics of immune systems

References:
  1. October 19, 2004 - Zebrafish May Offer Researchers Powerful New Tool For Studying Innate Immunity
Background


Regulatory T cells

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Lag-3 Gene Dampens Immune Responses By Controlling Regulatory T-cell Function
Background


Relativistic Lense-Thirring effect

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Relativity tested on a shoestring budget
  2. October 20, 2004 - Relativity passes latest test
  3. October 20, 2004 - Spinning Earth twists space
  4. October 20, 2004 - Einstein's Warped View of Space Confirmed
  5. October 21, 2004 - Experiments Claim to See Einstein's "Frame Dragging"
  6. October 22, 2004 - Einstein was right about space-time
  7. October 22, 2004 - As The World Turns, It Drags Space And Time
  8. November 27, 2004 - Spinning Earth drags space
Background


New count of human genes

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Recount slashes number of human genes
  2. October 20, 2005 - Humans Aren't So Complicated
  3. October 21, 2004 - Gene count: whoops we got it wrong
  4. October 21, 2004 - Researchers Trim Count Of Human Genes To 20,000-25,000
Background


Non-coding DNA

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Mice do fine without 'junk DNA'
  2. October 21, 2004 - Mice Thrive Despite Massive Genetic Makeover
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Potential For Developing A New Cream Or Gel To Block AIDS Transmission During Heterosexual Sex
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Stepping Into The Light: Engineer Uses Nanotechnology To Target Sick Cells
Background


Knowledge discovery software

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - 'Knowledge Discovery' Could Speed Creation Of New Products
Background


Retinal prostheses

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Scientists Join DOE Consortium In Partnering With Private Company To Develop Artificial Retina
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Gene Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Disease In Type 2 Diabetes
  2. October 21, 2004 - Researcher Discovers Possible Link Between Diabetes And Liver Cancer
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. October 20, 2004 - Graphite in flatland: carbon sheets may rival nanotubes
  2. October 21, 2004 - Carbon goes ballistic - also here
  3. October 22, 2004 - Discovery Of Two-Dimensional Fabric Denotes Dawn Of New Materials Era
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - NEC strikes blow in supercomputer battle
Background


Stellar orbits in the Milky Way

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - 'Rebel' stars revealed in Milky Way
Background


High carbohydrate diets and obesity

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - Researchers Uncover Process For Sugar-induced Fat Formation
Background


Computation of evolutionary trees

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - For Inferring The Biological Tree Of Life, Simple Is Better
  2. November 4, 2004 - Constructing Tree Of Life From DNA Sequences: Lab Reveals Surprising Finding
Background


Allergy control by inhibition of mast cell activation

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - Researchers Identify A Protein That Could Banish Allergies
Background


Bioinformatics

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - Genetic data crunching achieves milestone
Background


Systems biology

References:
  1. October 21, 2004 - All Bio Systems Are Go
Background


Synaesthesia

References:
  1. September 21, 2004 - My favourite aunt is purple
Background


Metabolic syndrome and altered mitochondrial function

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Mitochondrial Mutation Linked To Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Problems
  2. October 25, 2004 - Single Genetic Defect Links Many Risk Factors For Heart Disease And Stroke
Background


Quantum information systems

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Physicists Transfer Information Between Matter And Light; Advancing Quantum Communications
  2. October 23, 2004 - Physicists Transfer Information Between Matter and Light
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Silicon nanocrystals made easy
Background


Tidal effects and earthquakes

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Strong Earth Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes
Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
Background


Gene activity mapping

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - NASA Helps Find Lifelong Gene Activity In Live Organisms
Background


Biological neural networks

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - 'Brain' In A Dish Acts As Autopilot, Living Computer
  2. October 25, 2004 - Brain cells in a dish fly fighter plane
Background


Huntington's disease and the proteasome

References:
  1. October 22, 2004 - Molecular mechanism sheds light on neurodegenerative diseases
  2. October 26, 2004 - Molecular Mechanism Sheds Light On Neurodegenerative Diseases
Background


Quantum entanglement and Higgs bosons

References:
  1. October 24, 2004 - Quantum quirk may give objects mass
Background


Platypus sex chromosomes

References:
  1. October 24, 2004 - Platypus sex is XXXXX-rated
  2. October 25, 2004 - Duck-billed platypus boasts ten sex chromosomes
  3. October 25, 2004 - Platypus loaded with sex chromosomes

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