Latest Research

  • Article |

    Analysis of more than 1,500 microbial genomes sheds light on the processing of carbon released as permafrost thaws.

    • Ben J. Woodcroft
    • , Caitlin M. Singleton
    • , Joel A. Boyd
    • , Paul N. Evans
    • , Joanne B. Emerson
    • , Ahmed A. F. Zayed
    • , Robert D. Hoelzle
    • , Timothy O. Lamberton
    • , Carmody K. McCalley
    • , Suzanne B. Hodgkins
    • , Rachel M. Wilson
    • , Samuel O. Purvine
    • , Carrie D. Nicora
    • , Changsheng Li
    • , Steve Frolking
    • , Jeffrey P. Chanton
    • , Patrick M. Crill
    • , Scott R. Saleska
    • , Virginia I. Rich
    •  & Gene W. Tyson
  • Letter |

    DNA origami is used as a template to produce complex geometric shapes of nanoscale silica hybrid materials.

    • Xiaoguo Liu
    • , Fei Zhang
    • , Xinxin Jing
    • , Muchen Pan
    • , Pi Liu
    • , Wei Li
    • , Bowen Zhu
    • , Jiang Li
    • , Hong Chen
    • , Lihua Wang
    • , Jianping Lin
    • , Yan Liu
    • , Dongyuan Zhao
    • , Hao Yan
    •  & Chunhai Fan
  • Letter |

    Sediment-core and modelling analyses suggest that, during distinct cold periods known as Heinrich Stadials, changes in ocean circulation in the North Atlantic triggered discharge of freshwater from the Cordilleran Ice Sheet into the North Pacific.

    • E. Maier
    • , X. Zhang
    • , A. Abelmann
    • , R. Gersonde
    • , S. Mulitza
    • , M. Werner
    • , M. Méheust
    • , J. Ren
    • , B. Chapligin
    • , H. Meyer
    • , R. Stein
    • , R. Tiedemann
    •  & G. Lohmann
  • Letter |

    Histidine metabolism influences the sensitivity of cancer cells to methotrexate, with mice bearing leukaemia xenografts showing increased response to the drug upon histidine supplementation.

    • Naama Kanarek
    • , Heather R. Keys
    • , Jason R. Cantor
    • , Caroline A. Lewis
    • , Sze Ham Chan
    • , Tenzin Kunchok
    • , Monther Abu-Remaileh
    • , Elizaveta Freinkman
    • , Lawrence D. Schweitzer
    •  & David M. Sabatini
  • Letter |

    Half-integer quantization of the thermal Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid reveals chiral currents of charge-neutral Majorana fermions around the edges of the sample, produced by strong electronic correlations.

    • Y. Kasahara
    • , T. Ohnishi
    • , Y. Mizukami
    • , O. Tanaka
    • , Sixiao Ma
    • , K. Sugii
    • , N. Kurita
    • , H. Tanaka
    • , J. Nasu
    • , Y. Motome
    • , T. Shibauchi
    •  & Y. Matsuda
  • Letter |

    An Early Pleistocene artefact assemblage from the Chinese Loess Plateau implies that hominins had left Africa by at least 2.1 million years ago, and occupied the Loess Plateau repeatedly for a long time.

    • Zhaoyu Zhu
    • , Robin Dennell
    • , Weiwen Huang
    • , Yi Wu
    • , Shifan Qiu
    • , Shixia Yang
    • , Zhiguo Rao
    • , Yamei Hou
    • , Jiubing Xie
    • , Jiangwei Han
    •  & Tingping Ouyang
  • Article |

    X-ray and cryo-electron microscopy structures of fungal mitochondrial calcium uniporter proteins reveal a tetrameric architecture and shed light on the function of the channel.

    • Chao Fan
    • , Minrui Fan
    • , Benjamin J. Orlando
    • , Nathan M. Fastman
    • , Jinru Zhang
    • , Yan Xu
    • , Melissa G. Chambers
    • , Xiaofang Xu
    • , Kay Perry
    • , Maofu Liao
    •  & Liang Feng

Latest Reviews & Analysis

  • News & Views |

    An excavation has uncovered stone tools in China that are about 2.1 million years old. This evidence pushes back the date of the earliest established signs of a hominin species outside Africa.

    • John Kappelman
  • News & Views |

    Climate anomalies punctuated the last ice age, characterized by the discharge of icebergs that released fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean. It now emerges that fresh water also sometimes flooded the North Pacific.

    • Kaustubh Thirumalai
  • News & Views |

    The introduction of non-native rats can devastate island ecosystems. It now emerges that these rats also harm a complex web of interactions linking seabirds with the algae and fishes of nearby coral reefs.

    • Nancy Knowlton

News & Comment

Nature Outlook

Huntington’s disease

Neil Webb

Huntington’s disease

There is fresh hope for treating Huntington’s disease, an inherited neurodegenerative condition that causes uncontrollable movements, emotional disturbance and the loss of mental abilities. But biological mysteries remain.

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