A controversial study has suggested that the neurodegenerative disease might be transferred from one person to another. Now scientists are racing to find out whether that is true.
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Study suggests that patients with Alzheimer's disease can still form memories, raising hopes of new treatments.
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Protection against virus raises hopes of vaccine development for dengue and even Zika.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19576
Join us on Reddit where we'll be talking about all things CRISPR.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19584
Arrests could be the first of many after peace petition led to 30 academics being fired.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19586
Scientists are searching for an unseen world at the fringes of the solar system.
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AlphaGo’s techniques could have broad uses, but moving beyond games is a challenge.
Nature 531 284 doi: 10.1038/531284a
Mathematician receives coveted award for solving three-century-old problem in number theory.
Nature 531 287 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19552
Nature reports from AlphaGo's victory in Seoul.
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Sequence of 430,000-year-old DNA pushes back divergence of humans and Neanderthals.
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Last digits of nearby primes have ‘anti-sameness’ bias.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19550
Fossil found in Uzbekistan suggests tyrannosaurs evolved sophisticated senses before later growth spurt.
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Study in mice suggests that behaviour of parents influences health of children through 'epigenetic' inheritance.
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Nature reports from AlphaGo's triumph in Seoul.
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Electrical stimulation seems to boost endurance in preliminary studies.
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Joint ExoMars mission launches lander and orbiter — a rover is planned for 2018.
Nature 531 288 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19547
Plan to postpone launch of InSight probe will cost agency an extra US$150 million.
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Genetic study deals blow to the idea that high levels of HDL cholesterol reduce heart risk.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19543
Wildlife trafficking on Facebook sparks concern; grizzlies delisted as endangered; and Japanese particle accelerator starts work.
Nature 531 144 doi: 10.1038/531144a
The pressure is on to choose between several proposals for space-based detectors.
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