- -10-06-04 Nobel Prizes Awarded in Science (MSNBC News)
"Two Israelis [Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko] and an American [Irwin Rose] won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for their work related to how the human body singles out unwanted proteins for destruction to defend itself from disease."
"The Nobel Prize in medicine went to Americans Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck." "They clarified the intricate biological pathway from the nose to the brain that lets people sense smells."
"A whiff of an odor brings a mix of different molecules into the nose, where each molecule activates several odor receptors. This pattern of activation is interpreted by the brain, letting people recognize and form memories of about 10,000 different odors."
"On Tuesday, the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Americans David J. Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczeck for their exploration of the force that binds particles inside the atomic nucleus."10-04
- 08-22-04 Stem Cell Research Center (International Herald Times)
"When it starts accepting cells a few months from now, the UK Stem Cell Bank will become a sort of citadel for what is perhaps the most promising medical technology of the last 50 years, which many believe is likely to yield cures for devastating diseases from diabetes to Parkinson's."
"In the United States, in contrast, stem cell research is struggling, stigmatized and crippled by President George W. Bush's declaration that it is morally suspect and by his decision to deny federal funding for most new projects in the field." 8-04
- 08-22-04 Teleportation Successful (Scientific American)
"Scientists report today in the journal Nature that they have successfully teleported photons more than 600 meters across the famous waterway."
"The results indicate that quantum teleportation is feasible over long distances and under real-world conditions, the scientists say. 'Our result,' they write, 'is a step towards the implementation of a quantum repeater, which will enable pure entanglement to be shared between distant parties in a public environment and eventually on worldwide scale.' " 8-04
- 09-21-04 Atoms Seen Clearly for First Time (MSNBC News)
" Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are peering into the atomic world with record clarity, developing an electron microscope image that can distinguish the individual, dumbbell-shaped atoms of a silicon crystal." 9-04