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Cryptic DNA sequences may help cells survive starvation

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Cryptic DNA sequences may help cells survive starvation

Cryptic DNA sequences may help cells survive starvation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00183-0

Stretches of non-coding DNA in genes called introns could have an important survival function.

Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation

Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00150-9

The extinction of wild species could jeopardize the viability of commercial coffee varieties.

Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps

Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00123-y

Data from the Gaia spacecraft are radically transforming how we see the evolution of our Galaxy.

Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy

Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0858-8

Organoids derived from human stem cells recapitulate the structure and functions of human blood vessels, and can be used to model and identify regulators of diabetic vasculopathy.

Heart of a stellar explosion revealed

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Heart of a stellar explosion revealed

Heart of a stellar explosion revealed, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00043-x

During the deaths of some massive stars, a narrow beam called a jet is launched through the stellar envelope, leaving an imprint that is difficult to detect. Such an imprint has now been seen in unprecedented detail.

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00130-z

Gifts from pioneering philanthropists have equipped the US state for a frontline battle against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Plants on the Moon, US emissions spike and fish die-off

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Plants on the Moon, US emissions spike and fish die-off

Plants on the Moon, US emissions spike and fish die-off, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00121-0

The week in science: 11–17 January 2019.

Molecular control of macroscopic forces drives formation of the vertebrate hindgut

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Molecular control of macroscopic forces drives formation of the vertebrate hindgut

Molecular control of macroscopic forces drives formation of the vertebrate hindgut, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0865-9

Cell-labelling experiments are used to demonstrate that the hindgut in the chick embryo is formed by cells moving through the stationary caudal intestinal portal as a result of a contractile force gradient directed by fibroblast growth factor signalling.

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00154-5

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00119-8

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance

Cinematic and scientific techniques combine to show how a long-extinct creature moved

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Cinematic and scientific techniques combine to show how a long-extinct creature moved

Cinematic and scientific techniques combine to show how a long-extinct creature moved, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00138-5

Dynamic computer modelling addresses the question of how early vertebrates got about on land.

Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure

Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0850-3

Inspired by the enhanced mechanical strength of microstructured metals, damage-tolerant architected materials are developed in which the internal structure is granular, with different regions having different lattice orientations.

The paradox of human nature, our obsession with the skies, and the realities of transplant surgery: Books in brief

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

The paradox of human nature, our obsession with the skies, and the realities of transplant surgery: Books in brief

The paradox of human nature, our obsession with the skies, and the realities of transplant surgery: Books in brief, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00126-9

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

Magnetic and magnetic inverse spin Hall effects in a non-collinear antiferromagnet

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Magnetic and magnetic inverse spin Hall effects in a non-collinear antiferromagnet

Magnetic and magnetic inverse spin Hall effects in a non-collinear antiferromagnet, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0853-0

A magnetic contribution to the spin Hall effect is observed in the non-collinear antiferromagnet Mn3Sn, which is attributed to momentum-dependent spin splitting produced by non-collinear magnetic order.

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00152-7

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home

How to win public support for a global carbon tax

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

How to win public support for a global carbon tax

How to win public support for a global carbon tax, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00124-x

Survey shows charges on emissions could be popular if revenues are given back to citizens, find Stefano Carattini, Steffen Kallbekken and Anton Orlo.

Women who win prizes get less money and prestige

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Women who win prizes get less money and prestige

Women who win prizes get less money and prestige, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00091-3

A new analysis of biomedical awards over five decades shows men receive more cash and more respect for their research than women do, report Brian Uzzi and colleagues.

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0859-7

Transcriptomic and genetic analyses of a deletion set of all known introns in genes of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae indicate that introns promote resistance to starvation.

Who only stand and wait

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Who only stand and wait

Who only stand and wait, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00131-y

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Interacting neural ensembles in orbitofrontal cortex for social and feeding behaviour

16 January 2019 - 12:00am

Interacting neural ensembles in orbitofrontal cortex for social and feeding behaviour

Interacting neural ensembles in orbitofrontal cortex for social and feeding behaviour, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0866-8

Distinct but partially overlapping subsets of neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex of mice respond to feeding and/or social stimuli and, when optogenetically stimulated at single-cell resolution, specifically regulate reward-seeking behaviours.

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