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Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:21am

Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.

Nature 540 17 doi: 10.1038/540017a

Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:21am

Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.

Nature 540 22 doi: 10.1038/540022a

Tracking the Trump transition, agency by agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:21pm

Nature 's list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21032

UK moves closer to allowing ‘three-parent’ babies

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:21pm

Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21067

Big biology projects warm up to preprints

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 8:21am

Consortium backed by US National Institutes of Health is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21074

Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:21am

Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21083

Speedy Antarctic drills start hunt for Earth’s oldest ice

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 2:21pm

British team is first to seek site of 1.5-million-year-old sample.

Nature 540 18 doi: 10.1038/540018a

Weaponized antibodies use new tricks to fight cancer

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:21am

Next generation of Trojan-horse drugs designed to minimize damage to healthy cells.

Nature 540 19 doi: 10.1038/540019a

Science Europe lobby group hit by sudden exodus

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:21pm

Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21064

Trump's pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:21am

Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21066

Post-truth: a guide for the perplexed

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:21am

If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.

Nature 540 9 doi: 10.1038/540009a

Living cells bind silicon and carbon for the first time

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:21pm

Modified bacterial enzyme taught to make bonds that evolution avoids.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21037

Malaria vaccine, peatland protection and a string of satellites

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:21am

The week in science: 18–24 November 2016.

Nature 539 472 doi: 10.1038/539472a

The sparrow with four sexes

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:21am

Elaina Tuttle spent her life trying to understand the bizarre chromosome evolution of a common bird — until tragedy struck.

Nature 539 482 doi: 10.1038/539482a

UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:21pm

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department’s research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear.

Nature 540 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21038

Updated: NgAgo gene-editing controversy escalates in peer-reviewed papers

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:21pm

String of publications describes attempts — mostly unsuccessful — to use proposed CRISPR rival.

Nature 540 20 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21023

Failed Alzheimer’s trial does not kill leading theory of disease

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:21pm

The drug, and others based on the ‘amyloid hypothesis’, are still being tested in other, different trials.

Nature 540 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21045

Stand firm on hormone disruptors

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:21pm

Ahead of a key meeting on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Leonardo Trasande argues that policy must follow the science.

Nature 539 469 doi: 10.1038/539469a

First Middle Eastern X-ray factory readies for action

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21am

SESAME project is set to revolutionize science in the region but is strapped for cash.

Nature 539 475 doi: 10.1038/539475a

Immigrant and minority scientists shaken by Trump win

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:21am

Worries include job prospects, discrimination — and safety.

Nature 539 476 doi: 10.1038/539476a