Nature

Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.
  • Seven days: 5–11 December 2014
    [Dec 2014]

    Seven days: 5–11 December 2014

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/516148a

    The week in science: NASA's Orion flight soars; James Watson's Nobel medal nabs US$4.1 million; and India becomes full partner in Thirty Meter Telescope

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  • Tsunami alerts fail to bridge the ‘last mile’
    [Dec 2014]

    Tsunami alerts fail to bridge the ‘last mile’

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/516151a

    Author: Alexandra Witze

    Ten years after the devastating Sumatra earthquake, warnings for the Indian Ocean go out, but often do not reach the people most at risk.

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  • Immune cells boost cancer survival from months to years
    [Dec 2014]

    Immune cells boost cancer survival from months to years

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/516156a

    Author: Heidi Ledford

    Firms embrace costly immunotherapy to fight intractable leukaemias and lymphomas.

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  • Stem cells: The black box of reprogramming
    [Dec 2014]

    Stem cells: The black box of reprogramming

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/516162a

    Author: David Cyranoski

    Scientists have been reprogramming adult cells into embryonic ones for decades — but they are only now getting to grips with the mechanics.

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  • Microbiology: Ditch the term pathogen
    [Dec 2014]

    Microbiology: Ditch the term pathogen

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516165a

    Authors: Arturo Casadevall & Liise-anne Pirofski

    Disease is as much about the host as it is the infectious agent — the focus on microbes is hindering research into treatments, say Arturo Casadevall and Liise-anne Pirofski.

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  • In retrospect: Elective Affinities
    [Dec 2014]

    In retrospect: Elective Affinities

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516168a

    Author: Matthew Bell

    Matthew Bell reassesses German polymath Goethe's haunting 'chemical romance'.

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  • Genetics: Genius on the fly
    [Dec 2014]

    Genetics: Genius on the fly

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516169a

    Author: Ewen Callaway

    Ewen Callaway reviews a biopic of Calvin Bridges, the wild-living, wild-haired genetics pioneer.

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  • Conservation: Manage military land for the environment
    [Dec 2014]

    Conservation: Manage military land for the environment

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516170a

    Authors: Rick Zentelis & David Lindenmayer

    A refocus on managing military training grounds for their value to the environment as well as to the armed forces would drastically increase the global terrestrial 'protected area' at minimal cost (see J. E. M.Watsonet al. Nature515, 67–73

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  • Science policy: Europe is failing young researchers
    [Dec 2014]

    Science policy: Europe is failing young researchers

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516170b

    Author: Thomas Schäfer

    We are young European researchers and participants in science-policy initiatives who feel strongly that the European Research Area (ERA) faces many challenges.The absence of a fully inclusive and self-sufficient ERA still affects research institutions locally. Regional funding remains too sparse and fragmented. As well

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  • Publishing: Biodiversity reports need author rules
    [Dec 2014]

    Publishing: Biodiversity reports need author rules

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516170c

    Authors: Axel Hochkirch, Philip J. K. McGowan & Jeroen van der Sluijs

    Two representatives from the agrochemical industry are among 40 authors of a fast-track assessment of pollinators by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; see go.nature.com/q8lll2). In our view, to support the credibility of assessment results, the IPBES needs a policy requiring

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  • Longitudinal studies: Engaged cohort good for science
    [Dec 2014]

    Longitudinal studies: Engaged cohort good for science

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516170d

    Authors: Katarzyna Kordas, Dara O'Hare & Makaela Jacobs-Pearson

    As staff at the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we agree that participant involvement is crucial to the design of cohort studies (P.Lucaset al. Nature514, 567; 2014). We work with an advisory panel

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  • Medical research: Several fields still need primates
    [Dec 2014]

    Medical research: Several fields still need primates

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516170e

    Authors: Angela Roberts & Trevor Robbins

    Eliminating the use of non-human primates in certain fields (see P.Bateson and C. I.RaganNature514, 567;10.1038/514567a2014) has no bearing on their utility in neuropsychiatry and neurology.The use of these animals, including genetically modified marmosets, is

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  • Ocean biology: Marine dreams
    [Dec 2014]

    Ocean biology: Marine dreams

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/nj7530-277a

    Author: Chris Woolston

    Scientists in a glamour field offer tips — and reality checks — for the next generation of marine biologists.

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  • Universities: Gloomy outlook
    [Dec 2014]

    Universities: Gloomy outlook

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/nj7530-279a

    US institutions face belt-tightening for next 12–18 months, predicts report.

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  • Career progress: Informal relations
    [Dec 2014]

    Career progress: Informal relations

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/nj7530-279b

    Female scientists benefit from friendships in and outside workplace.

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  • Missed message
    [Dec 2014]

    Missed message

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516282a

    Author: Rachel Reddick

    And finally ...

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  • Latest anomalocaridid affinities challenged
    [Dec 2014]

    Latest anomalocaridid affinities challenged

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/nature13860

    Authors: Georg Mayer, Christine Martin, Ivo de Sena Oliveira, Franziska Anni Franke & Vladimir Gross

    Arising from P. Cong, X. Ma, X. Hou, G. D. Edgecombe & N. J. Strausfeld Nature513, 538–542 (2014); doi:10.1038/nature13486Cong et al. report a new anomalocaridid species, Lyrarapax unguispinus, that bears a potential pair of pre-protocerebral ganglia associated with frontal appendages, thus challenging some previous assignments of these appendages to the second (deutocerebral) segment. On the basis of putative similarities in brain anatomy to the extant onychophoran Euperipatoides rowelli, the authors go further by assigning homology between the anomalocaridid-like appendages and the arthropod labrum. However, we demonstrate that their arguments are based on a misinterpretation of onychophoran neuroanatomy. Consequently, we believe that the proposed affinities of these appendages are incorrect and their homologues remain uncertain. There is a Reply to this Brief Communication Arising by Cong, P. et al. Nature516,http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13861 (2014).

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  • Cong et al. reply
    [Dec 2014]

    Cong et al. reply

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/nature13861

    Authors: Peiyun Cong, Xiaoya Ma, Xianguang Hou, Gregory D. Edgecombe & Nicholas J. Strausfeld

    Replying to G. Mayer, C. Martin, I. S. Oliveira, F. A. Franke & V. Gross Nature516, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13860 (2014)In the accompanying Comment Mayer et al. dispute ancestral affinities of Lyrarapax unguispinus and onychophoran brains. Here, we contest their claim that the evolutionary scenario described in Cong et al. is unviable.

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  • Corrections
    [Dec 2014]

    Corrections

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/516157b

    The y-axis on the graphic in the News story ‘US–China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks’ (Nature 515, 473–474; 2014) was out by a factor of 10. It should have been 0–35 gigatonnes not 0–3.5 Gt.The picture caption in

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  • Stem cells: A designer's guide to pluripotency
    [Dec 2014]

    Stem cells: A designer's guide to pluripotency

    Nature 516, 7530 (2014). doi:10.1038/516172a

    Authors: Jun Wu & Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

    Pluripotent stem cells, which give rise to almost all cell types, can be engineered from mature cells. A thorough analysis of the process has led to the characterization of a new type of pluripotent cell. See Articles p.192 & p.198

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