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.
  • Stem cells: Diabetes reversed after transplant
    [Jan 2015]

    Stem cells: Diabetes reversed after transplant

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517125d

    Therapies that block part of the immune response in diabetic mice can prevent rejection of transplanted cells made from stem cells.Some people with severe type 1 diabetes receive transplants of insulin-producing cells from healthy donors, but must take drugs that suppress much of the

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  • Population genetics: Small numbers led to lemur demise
    [Jan 2015]

    Population genetics: Small numbers led to lemur demise

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517125e

    The number of giant lemurs in Madagascar may have been low even before humans pushed them to extinction.Living lemur populations are found only in Madagascar, with the heaviest species weighing at most 7 kilograms. Giant species weighed up to 160 kg and vanished from

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  • Seven days: 2–8 January 2015
    [Jan 2015]

    Seven days: 2–8 January 2015

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/517126a

    The week in science: Discredited stem-cell findings linked to contamination; NASA balloon mission springs a leak; and US to consider protections for monarch butterfly.

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  • Rave drug holds promise for treating depression fast
    [Jan 2015]

    Rave drug holds promise for treating depression fast

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/517130a

    Author: Sara Reardon

    Companies and clinicians turn to ketamine to treat mental-health disorder as pipeline of new drugs dries up.

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  • Environmental science: Pollution patrol
    [Jan 2015]

    Environmental science: Pollution patrol

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/517136a

    Author: Kat Austen

    Step aside, fitness trackers. The next wave of personal sensors is giving people the ability to monitor the air they breathe.

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  • Mineralogy: Painful extractions
    [Jan 2015]

    Mineralogy: Painful extractions

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517142a

    Author: Andrew Bloodworth

    Andrew Bloodworth weighs up a study revealing the high cost of our technology-driven lust for rare metals.

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  • Books in brief
    [Jan 2015]

    Books in brief

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517143a

    Author: Barbara Kiser

    Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.

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  • Resources: Silt, dams and hydraulic heroes
    [Jan 2015]

    Resources: Silt, dams and hydraulic heroes

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517144a

    Author: Philip Ball

    A study of China's Yellow River shows how water shapes the nation, finds Philip Ball.

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  • Publishing costs: Peer review as a business transaction
    [Jan 2015]

    Publishing costs: Peer review as a business transaction

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517145a

    Author: Eleftherios P. Diamandis

    I receive 300 requests a year to review research papers. Each takes 3–4 hours to complete, equivalent to roughly 1–2 days per week if I did them all. Should I win 'reviewer of the year' award, however, I suspect my colleagues would see my efforts

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  • Pollution: Uncouple from economy boom
    [Jan 2015]

    Pollution: Uncouple from economy boom

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517145b

    Authors: Hong-Wei Xiao, A. S. Mujumdar & Liming Che

    The International Monetary Fund announced last year that China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest economy, accounting for 16.5% of the 2014 global gross domestic product in terms of purchasing-power parity. This achievement comes at a huge price for China.It is

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  • Pollution: Clear blue skies over Beijing
    [Jan 2015]

    Pollution: Clear blue skies over Beijing

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517145c

    Author: Zhaohui Gong

    China's citizens coined the phrase 'APEC blue' to describe the Beijing sky during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November last year. This transformation from the usual heavily polluted grey was a result of tough 11-day emissions-reduction measures, enforced for the benefit of visiting dignitaries.

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  • Pollution: Build on success in China
    [Jan 2015]

    Pollution: Build on success in China

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517145d

    Authors: Yansui Liu, Yuheng Li & Cong Chen

    Before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing on 5–11 November 2014, the Chinese government imposed an emergency emissions-reduction strategy to combat the city's dense smog. To deal with its environmental problems effectively, China should build on the success of this short-term intervention by

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  • Global vision: International Council for Science responds
    [Jan 2015]

    Global vision: International Council for Science responds

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517145e

    Author: Gordon McBean

    Your discussion of the challenges facing the International Council for Science paints a misleadingly negative picture (Nature515, 311;10.1038/515311a2014).We are a non-governmental organization representing academies and research councils from 140 countries and the science community through 31 disciplinary

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  • Outreach: Speak up for science
    [Jan 2015]

    Outreach: Speak up for science

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/nj7533-231a

    Author: Virginia Gewin

    Whether publishing contentious findings or defending evidence, the right tone is essential.

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  • Career decisions: Of academic interest
    [Jan 2015]

    Career decisions: Of academic interest

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/nj7533-233a

    Women and minority groups report declining interest in faculty posts over graduate career.

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  • Grants: Paint me a picture
    [Jan 2015]

    Grants: Paint me a picture

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/nj7533-233b

    Revised format designed to put research in context.

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  • Higher education: UK science numbers up
    [Jan 2015]

    Higher education: UK science numbers up

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/nj7533-233c

    Science enrolments up, while enrolments overall flatten.

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  • The descent of man
    [Jan 2015]

    The descent of man

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). doi:10.1038/517236a

    Author: Christoph Weber

    A precarious position.

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  • Correction
    [Jan 2015]

    Correction

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/517131a

    The News Feature ‘Keeping the lights on’ (Nature515, 326–329; 2014) incorrectly stated that the Boston Biomedical Research Institute went bankrupt and closed in 2013. It closed its doors under financial duress, but did not go bankrupt. The story also states that

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  • Correction
    [Jan 2015]

    Correction

    Nature 517, 7533 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/517144b

    The book review 'Fowl Domination' (Nature515, 490–491;10.1038/515490a2014) wrongly called the book's author Adrian. His name is Andrew Lawler.

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