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Sugar substitutes linked to obesity

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21pm

Artificial sweetener seems to change gut microbiome.

Nature 513 290 doi: 10.1038/513290a

Indian Mars craft prepares for orbit

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21pm

Mangalyaan aims to be Asia’s first successful Martian mission.

Nature 513 291 doi: 10.1038/513291a

Global initiative targets progressive multiple sclerosis

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:21pm

Goal to develop treatments for a refractory form of the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15948

Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:21am

Algal enzyme can speed up rate at which plants make food.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15949

Monster black hole found in tiny galaxy

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21am

Discovery hints at twice as many supermassive black holes in the nearby Universe as previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15953

Climate simulation doubles Sahara's age

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:21pm

A shrinking sea off northern Africa triggered the desert's formation 7 million years ago, study suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15954

Japan stem-cell trial stirs envy

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:21pm

Researchers elsewhere can’t wait to test iPS cells in humans.

Nature 513 287 doi: 10.1038/513287a

Lander to aim for comet’s ‘head’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Touchdown site for Rosetta probe chosen unanimously.

Nature 513 288 doi: 10.1038/513288a

Hubble telescope time preferentially goes to men

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:21am

An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15969

Cross-bred crops get fit faster

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:21am

Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.

Nature 513 292 doi: 10.1038/513292a

Diversity: Pride in science

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:21pm

The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.

Nature 513 297 doi: 10.1038/513297a

Will the Ebola virus go airborne?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Experts say the possibility remains remote.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15943

United States commits troops and cash to Ebola fight

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:21am

Obama pledges 3,000 personnel and roughly $750 million to stem outbreak in West Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15946

Charities chief: 'Pharma blockbusters are gone'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Incoming chief executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities lays out what the country needs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15849

Hitchcock thriller reveals busy mind in 'vegetative' man

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Brain scans from a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years show activity similar to that of healthy viewers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15918

Rosetta comet lander gets a touch-down site

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Philae probe will land on ‘head’ of rubber-duck-shaped comet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15925

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Device improves survival in rats after severe infections.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15917

Invasive-species control: Bounty hunters

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:21pm

Destructive lionfish are invading coral reefs in the Americas, but fishing competitions can help to keep the problem species in check.

Nature 513 294 doi: 10.1038/513294a

Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:21am

Surgeons implanted retinal tissue created after reverting the patient's own cells to 'pluripotent' state.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15915

Western Australian agency lets sharks off the hook

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:21am

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