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Volume 3, Number 45
November 8, 2004

Stem cells
Robotics
Cloning
Resveratrol
Sex hormone effects on the brain
Methane on Mars
Human eye evolution
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Enhancing neutrino astronomy
Gamma-ray bursts
High-temperature superconductivity
Quantum information processing
Biomedical applications of quantum dots
Cancer
Global warming
Brain imaging studies
Age-related mental decline
Human vs. chimp genome
Titan
Pulsars
Brain-machine interfaces
Cooper pairs and spintronics
Bose-Einstein condensates
Hydrogen storage technology
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Salt and hypertension
High-fat diets and memory
Obesity-related genes
Visual maps in the brain
Permian-Triassic mass extinction
Solar capacitors
Black holes
Cosmic rays
Martian water
Terascale computing
Stress and memory, cognition
Working memory and behavior control
Tuberculosis
Alcohol and sleep
Obesity and heart attack risk
Proterozoic animal embryos
Nicotine addiction


Stem cells

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - US stem cells tainted by mouse material
  2. November 1, 2004 - Promise Of Stem Cells Amplified; New Evidence Shows Cells May Help Treat Many Disorders Including Paralysis And Brain Cancer
  3. November 1, 2004 - Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply
  4. November 1, 2004 - Mice Brains Can Fix Themselves
  5. November 3, 2004 - First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
  6. November 4, 2004 - Mouse Study: Signal Overload In Alzheimer Brains
  7. November 4, 2004 - Researchers Grow Sperm Stem Cells In Laboratory Cultures - also here
  8. November 5, 2004 - Sperm grown in the lab fertilises eggs
  9. November 5, 2004 - Retinal Stem Cells Can Regenerate After Transplant
  10. November 9, 2004 - First Human Trial Of Bioartificial Kidney Shows Promise For Acute Renal Failure
Background


Robotics

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Organised chaos gets robots going
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - First insects are cloned
  2. November 3, 2004 - Study Shows Differences In Natural Immunity In Cloned Pigs
Background


Resveratrol

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Red Wine Mist? Resveratrol Shows Potential Effects Against COPD, Asthma, Arthritis
Background


Sex hormone effects on the brain

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Gender And Sex Hormones Affect The Brain's Pain Response And More
Background


Methane on Mars

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Researchers Detect Methane On Mars
  2. November 1, 2004 - Researchers detect methane on Mars
Background


Human eye evolution

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Darwin's Greatest Challenge Tackled: The Mystery Of Eye Evolution
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Research uncovers role of Apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer's disease
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - Scientists discover enzyme crucial to HIV replication
Background


Enhancing neutrino astronomy

References:
  1. November 1, 2004 - To see more neutrinos, just add salt
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Space telescope's fast reflexes to record explosions
  2. November 3, 2005 - NASA to Track Odd Explosions
  3. November 4, 2004 - NASA to hunt gamma bursts
  4. November 4, 2004 - New NASA Satellite To Study Black Hole Birth And Gamma Ray Bursts
Background


High-temperature superconductivity

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Research On Holes May Unearth Causes Of Superconductivity
  2. November 3, 2004 - Scientists See An 'Effect' Of Superconductor Research, Find Evidence That A Theoretical Phenomenon Is Real
Background


Quantum information processing

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Building Block Created For Quantum Computing, Secure Communication And Quantum Internet
Background


Biomedical applications of quantum dots

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Using nanotechnology to target sick cells
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Potential Cancer Treatment Derived From Ancient Chinese Folk Remedy
  2. November 3, 2004 - New Protein Associated With Aggressiveness In Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  3. November 4, 2004 - Gene-Silencing Technique Offers New Way To Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia
  4. November 4, 2004 - Researchers discover potential skin cancer prevention target
  5. November 5, 2004 - Sandbagging Cancer In The Bloodstream
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Arctic warming at twice global rate
Background


Brain imaging studies

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Brain Differences In Adolescents, Psychopaths, Lend To Their Impulsive, Risk-taking Behavior
  2. November 4, 2004 - Mothers Have Brains Primed For Care And Certain Techniques May Reverse Problems In Offspring Related To Poor Parenting
Background


Age-related mental decline

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Study Finds Potential New Cause Of Mental Decline In Old Age
Background


Human vs. chimp genome

References:
  1. November 2, 2004 - Humans, Chimps Think Different
Background


Titan

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Titan's landscape alien yet familiar
  2. November 3, 2004 - Cassini's Radar Shows Titan's Young Active Surface
Background


Pulsars

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - The Mouse That Soared: High-energy Particles Around A Fast Moving Pulsar
Background


Brain-machine interfaces

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - New Understanding Of Neural Circuits May Help Speed Development Of Thought-controlled Prosthetic Devices For Paralyzed
Background


Cooper pairs and spintronics

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Cooper Pairs Unpaired
Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Accelerator for BECs
Background


Hydrogen storage technology

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Discovery Is A Step Towards Pollution-free Cars
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Diabetic Damage To Eyes, Heart, Nerves, Kidneys May Be Explained By Controversial Theory
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - Pesticides May Promote Parkinson's Disease And Exercise May Offer Protection
Background


Salt and hypertension

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - 'Broken' Gene Reveals Evolution Of Salt Retention And Possible Ties To Hypertension
Background


High-fat diets and memory

References:
  1. November 3, 2004 - High-fat Diets Hammer Memory, More Than A Waistline Worry
Background


Obesity-related genes

References:
  1. November 4, 2004 - Hot mouse loses weight
Background


Visual maps in the brain

References:
  1. November 4, 2004 - Psychologist Finds Instance Where 'Two Wrongs Do Make A Right'
Background


Permian-Triassic mass extinction

References:
  1. November 4, 2004 - Ecosystem remodelling among vertebrates during the Permian-Triassic extinction
Background


Solar capacitors

References:
  1. November 4, 2004 - A new type of solar cell
Background


Black holes

References:
  1. November 4, 2004 - Black-hole emissions untangled
Background


Cosmic rays

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - First image of birth of cosmic rays
  2. November 5, 2004 - Possible Origin Of Cosmic Rays Revealed With Gamma Rays
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Mars rover overcomes uphill struggle
Background


Terascale computing

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - IBM smashes supercomputing record
Background


Stress and memory, cognition

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Anxiety Good For Memory Recall, Bad For Solving Complex Problems
Background


Working memory and behavior control

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Development Of Working Memory, Allowing Voluntary Control Of Behavior, Defined
Background


Tuberculosis

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - A Clear View Of Mycobacterial Infection
Background


Alcohol and sleep

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - New Finding About Alcohol And Sleep
Background


Obesity and heart attack risk

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Location Of Body Fat Important In Predicting Heart Attack Risk
Background


Proterozoic animal embryos

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Who Laid The First Egg? Scientists Move A Step Closer To Linking Embryos Of Earth's First Animals To Adult Form
Background


Nicotine addiction

References:
  1. November 5, 2004 - Mouse Study Sheds Light on Nicotine's Addictive Power
Background


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