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1.  Science News: "Study Suggests New Treatment for Type I Diabetes"
2.  InFocus: "DNA Microarrays: Platforms and Applications"
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7.  Product Spotlight: Amersham's IN Cell Analyzer


"Knock-out" Pig Is Cloned

Columbia, MO, January 3, 2002-Researchers from the University of
Missouri-Columbia and Immerge BioTherapeutics Inc. have reported they
have successfully cloned the world's first miniature swine with a
specific gene "knocked out" of their DNA. This particular knockout moves
scientists closer to making animal-to-human organ transplantation a
reality, offering additional hope to the more than 75,000 Americans
currently awaiting organs, 16 of whom die each day while waiting.

Turning Up the Heat on Liars

ROCHESTER, MINN.-A study that appears in the January 3, 2002 edition
of Nature has found that a new high-definition technology that involves
measurement of the heat patterns created by the face accurately
detected lying in more than 80 percent of cases studied. The new high
definition technology involves the measurement of the heat patterns
created by the face; these heat patterns change dramatically with lying.

Nanotube 'Peapods' Created

First came fullerenes, those cage-like molecules of 60 carbon atoms
bound in a ball. Then came long, thin soda straws of carbon atoms
called nanotubes. Now there are fullerenes nested within nanotubes,
like so many peas in a pod.

Study Suggests New Treatment for Type I Diabetes

New York, NY (January 2, 2002)-An article just published in the Journal
of Clinical Investigation sets out the results of an investigation into
the immune defects of some 60 persons with immune-mediated diabetes,
the most common form of type 1 diabetes. The study delineates precisely
what predisposes a person to this condition, and the latest, best
measures for diagnosis, prediction, and therapy. Above all, the authors
suggest a new strategy for combatting the disease: stimulate rather than
suppress the patient's immune system.

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