Insufficient funding, more bureaucracy and an inefficient government funding system are sapping the life from Russian research, says Alexey Yablokov.
Nature 511 7 doi: 10.1038/511007a
Industry and academia invest in treating diseases by delivering electrical charges to nerves.
Nature 511 18 doi: 10.1038/511018a
A decade ago, voters in California changed the biomedical research landscape by directly funding embryonic stem-cell research. Now the organization they created needs a hit to survive.
Nature 511 19 doi: 10.1038/511019a
The discovery of thousands of star systems wildly different from our own has demolished ideas about how planets form. Astronomers are searching for a whole new theory.
Nature 511 22 doi: 10.1038/511022a
Stem cells made by nuclear transfer seem more faithful to originals than are cells that have been reprogrammed.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15498
Multiple independent gene transfers gave fungi ability to colonize plant roots.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15496
High-profile reports claiming an easy way to create pluripotent cells were flawed, Nature announces.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15501
US funding agency disagreed with university’s assessment of potential threats.
Nature 511 13 doi: 10.1038/511013a
Research-agency staff protest over slashed spending and concerns about country’s future research capability.
Nature 511 14 doi: 10.1038/511014a
Legal challenge to transgenic crops has created a rift in the country’s scientific community.
Nature 511 16 doi: 10.1038/511016a
Misconduct case in stem-cell lab does not warrant the 'dismantling' of RIKEN CDB, observers say.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15482
Women account for half of qualified candidates but are outnumbered in labs led by top male academics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15483
Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15485
Better detection by the brain could explain why low-pitched notes carry the beat across musical cultures.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15481
Solution that protects rat livers from freezing could extend transplant window for human organs.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15465
Humans may have caused the species’s populations to grow huge as well as led to its demise.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15479
Exercise combined with visual stimulation helps to quickly restore vision in unused eye.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15476