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Grapevine gene bank under threat

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:21am

Scientists raise concerns about relocation of premier French research vineyard dubbed the ‘Louvre of vines’.

Nature 506 18 doi: 10.1038/506018a

Biomedicine: The changing face of primate research

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:21pm

A hard-won political victory for primate research is at risk of unravelling in pockets of Europe.

Nature 506 24 doi: 10.1038/506024a

Himalayan heights pose no problem for bees

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Alpine bumblebees can hover at air pressures equivalent to 9,000-metre altitudes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14670

Vitamin C injections ease ovarian-cancer treatments

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:21pm

High doses reduce chemotherapy side effects in humans and fight tumours in mice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14673

Darkness sharpens hearing in adult mice

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:21pm

Rapid brain-cell changes in animals kept in the dark give them better discrimination of sounds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14677

Faulty forensic science under fire

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:21pm

US panels aim to set standards for crime labs.

Nature 506 13 doi: 10.1038/506013a

UK visa problems worry scientists

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Immigration policies scare off foreign talent, warn critics.

Nature 506 14 doi: 10.1038/506014a

Computer sharing loses momentum

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 2:21pm

Competition and education needed to keep people engaged.

Nature 506 16 doi: 10.1038/506016a

Phosphorene excites materials scientists

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:21pm

Physicists look past graphene for atom-thick layers that could be switches in circuits.

Nature 506 19 doi: 10.1038/506019a

Winter Olympics: Downhill forecast

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:21pm

Winter sports face an uncertain future as the planet warms.

Nature 506 20 doi: 10.1038/506020a

Pharma firms join NIH on drug development

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:21pm

Companies will pool data to identify promising targets for Alzheimer's, lupus and diabetes treatments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14672

Elsevier opens its papers to text-mining

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:21pm

Researchers welcome easier access for harvesting content, but some spurn tight controls.

Nature 506 17 doi: 10.1038/506017a

Scientists may be reaching a peak in reading habits

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:21pm

Scholarly articles in digital forms overtook printed ones, but survey suggests increase in reading may have levelled off.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14658

Beijing smog contains witches' brew of microbes

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:21pm

Metagenomic survey reveals traces of pathogens and allergens in the city’s air.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14640

First monkeys with customized mutations born

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:21pm

Milestone for targeted gene-editing technology promises better models for human diseases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14611

Brain responds to tiniest speech details

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:21pm

Scientists begin to unravel how neurons recognize specific language sounds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14620

Row over controversial stem-cell procedure flares up again

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:21pm

Scientists criticize president of committee nominated to examine Italy's Stamina Foundation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14613

Biologists make first mouse model for MERS

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:21am

Mice with human receptor for coronavirus provide a faster way to test vaccines.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14634

Quiet green revolution starts to make some noise

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 8:21pm

The formation of the UN Scientific Advisory Board is an important step towards integrating global sustainability efforts, says Owen Gaffney.

Nature 505 587 doi: 10.1038/505587a

Seven days: 30 January–5 February 2014

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 7:21pm

The week in science: Supernova sighted in nearby galaxy, new dolphin species discovered in Brazil, and China’s Moon rover in trouble.

Nature 505 590 doi: 10.1038/505590a