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Biologist claims controversial stem-cell method might work

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

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Ukraine’s science in turmoil

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

Crimean institutions put their future in Russia’s hands as Ukraine attempts research reforms.

Nature 508 15 doi: 10.1038/508015a

Regulators adopt more orphan drugs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:21pm

Agencies face rising applications for rare-disease therapies resulting from increasingly precise disease definitions.

Nature 508 16 doi: 10.1038/508016a

Monkeys that cut calories live longer

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:21am

Long-running study reopens debate on benefits of reduced-intake diets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14963

Stem-cell scientist found guilty of misconduct

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:21am

But Japanese researcher stands by her claim to be able to produce stem cells using an acid bath or mechanical stress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14974

US doctors' group says patients should have option not to know their DNA

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:21am

New genome-sequencing recommendation will enable patients to opt out of testing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14976

Cosmology: Polar star

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:21am

After years of work in the Antarctic, John Kovac and his team have captured strong evidence for a long-held theory about the Universe’s birth.

Nature 508 28 doi: 10.1038/508028a

Archaeageddon: how gas-belching microbes could have caused mass extinction

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Study suggests gene transfer led to sudden release of methane 252 million years ago, killing most life on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14958

UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14953

‘Electronic skin' equipped with memory

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14952

Images of the Month: March 2014

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

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14920

First synthetic yeast chromosome revealed

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm

US-based project recruited dozens of undergraduates to stitch DNA fragments together.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14941

Mutations explain poor showing of 2012 flu vaccine

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Study raises questions over production of flu vaccines in chicken eggs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14940

Mismatch alleged in acid-bath stem-cell experiment

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:21am

Cell lines linked to blockbuster papers came from different mouse strain to that claimed, study suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14946

Fundamental research is the key to eliminating TB

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:21am

To speed up progress to tackle the disease, basic researchers and those on the front line must talk to each other more, says Christian Lienhardt.

Nature 507 401 doi: 10.1038/507401a

Seven days: 21–27 March 2014

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Ebola kills dozens in Guinea, the top quark become more precise, and Japan hands over nuclear material.

Nature 507 404 doi: 10.1038/507404a

Sister city inspires Pompeii rescue

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:21am

Archaeologists hope that funding and conservation boost can halt decay of ancient city.

Nature 507 411 doi: 10.1038/507411a

Human evolution: The Neanderthal in the family

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:21pm

Thirty years after the study of ancient DNA began, it promises to upend our view of the past.

Nature 507 414 doi: 10.1038/507414a

Immunology: A tolerant approach

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:21pm

Despite a long record of failure, a few immunologists continue to pursue precisely targeted therapies for autoimmune diseases.

Nature 507 418 doi: 10.1038/507418a

What climate negotiators can learn from slime moulds

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:21am

Ecologist Simon Levin discusses his work linking social and natural systems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14917