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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

Acid bath offers easy path to stem cells

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 2:21pm

Just squeezing or bathing cells in acidic conditions can readily reprogram them into an embryonic state.

Nature 505 596 doi: 10.1038/505596a

Molecular structures: The crystal century

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:21pm

From aiding drug design to analysing soil samples on Mars, crystallography has helped to propel much of modern science over the past 100 years.

Nature 505 601 doi: 10.1038/505601a

Synthetic-biology firms shift focus

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:21pm

Switch to food and fragrances risks consumer rejection.

Nature 505 598 doi: 10.1038/505598a

Crystallography: Atomic secrets

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:21am

100 years of crystallography.

Nature 505 602 doi: 10.1038/505602a

X-ray science: The big guns

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:21pm

Powerful X-ray lasers are getting to the heart of matter.

Nature 505 604 doi: 10.1038/505604a

Children born blind can learn to see as teenagers

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:21pm

The brain adapts to surgery to correct congenital cataract in children as old as 15.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14592

Antioxidants speed cancer in mice

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:21pm

Study suggests supplements such as vitamin E promote tumour growth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14606

Quantum cloud simulates magnetic monopole

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:21pm

Cold atoms provide evidence for Paul Dirac's 83-year-old theory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14612

Modern human genomes reveal our inner Neanderthal

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:21pm

Cross-breeding boosted Homo sapiens ' ability to cope with cool climates, but the hybrids may have had trouble breeding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14615

Whistle-blower breaks his silence

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 3:21pm

South Korean researcher reveals the fallout he faced from his tip-offs about former cloning fraudster Woo Suk Hwang.

Nature 505 593 doi: 10.1038/505593a