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27 January 1994 Vol 367 No 6461 pp301-389
Opinion
Commentaries
Scientific Correspondence
Book Reviews
Product Reviews
News
Correspondence
News and Views
Articles
Letters to Nature

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Opinions
Contaminated blood continues to boil 301
Last week's complaint by 97 mostly French physicians draws attention yet again to the need for a wider inquiry into the origins of the contaminated blood scandal.

doi:10.1038/367301a0
PDF (124K)
The plutonium regime 301
Something must be done to safeguard plutonium internationally and to prevent the threat of its misuse.

doi:10.1038/367301b0
PDF (249K)
Agenda for EU research 302
Britain's House of Lords has a succinct comment on how Brussels runs research.

doi:10.1038/367302a0
PDF (142K)
Commentary
Health decline in Eastern Europe 313
Large relative and absolute declines in health status in Central and Eastern Europe since the mid-1960s place the countries of this region at a considerable disadvantage as they strive to compete and participate in the new Europe.
Richard Feachem
doi:10.1038/367313a0
References | PDF (292K)
Scientific Correspondence
Satellite greenhouse signal 325
John R. Christy & Richard T. McNider
doi:10.1038/367325a0
References | PDF (134K)
Weekdays warmer than weekends? 325
A. H. Gordon
doi:10.1038/367325b0
References | PDF (252K)
Hotspots and species diversity 326
John Curnutt, Julie Lockwood, Hang-Kwang Luh, Philip Nott & Gareth Russell
doi:10.1038/367326a0
References | PDF (423K)
Tool use by wild chimpanzees 327
Yukimaru Sugiyama
doi:10.1038/367327a0
References | PDF (305K)
Sex-ratio and inheritance 327
D. J. Pritchard
doi:10.1038/367327b0
PDF (435K)
Sex-ratio and inheritance 328
Mertice M. Clark & Bennett G. Galef Jr
doi:10.1038/367328a0
References | PDF (147K)
Bayesian quantum mechanics 328
Paul B. Slater
doi:10.1038/367328b0
References | PDF (147K)
Book Reviews
Standing in line 329
Graham Ritchie reviews From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows and Avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany  By  Aubrey Burl
doi:10.1038/367329a0
PDF (195K)
Seminal discussions 330
Keith Dudley reviews Molecular Biology of the Male Reproductive System  Edited by  David de Kretser
doi:10.1038/367330a0
PDF (137K)
Structural perspectives 330
David M. J. Lilley reviews Understanding DNA: The Molecule and How it Works  By  C. R. Calladine, H. R. Drew, Andrew Travers, Chapman , Hall , A. D. Bates, A. Maxwell & Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii
doi:10.1038/367330b0
PDF (258K)
Psychological diversity 331
Peter Bryant reviews Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice  By  Howard Gardner
doi:10.1038/367331a0
PDF (336K)
Psychological diversity 332
Bob Savage reviews The Fossil Record 2  Edited by  M. J. Benton, Chapman  & Hall 
doi:10.1038/367332a0
PDF (214K)
Product Reviews
Dissolve and capture: a strategy for analysing mRNA in blood 390
Messenger RNA (mRNA) sequences were amplified from whole blood prepared in guanidine thiocyanate (GuSCN) after capture of the mRNA with an affinity membrane.
David H. Gillespie, Kevin K. Cuddy, Timothy Kolbe & David I. Marks
doi:10.1038/367390a0
References | PDF (249K)
Revealing the facts 392
Product highlights this week include a filmless autoradiography system, nonradioactive detection kits, an assortment of antibodies, an HPLC system with interlocking add-on modules and a system for quantitative PCR.
Diane Gershon
doi:10.1038/367392a0
PDF (509K)
News
Public protests spark 'witch-hunt' fears over radiation experiments 303
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/367303a0
PDF (151K)
Nerve gas volunteers demand follow-up study 303

doi:10.1038/367303b0
PDF (151K)
Petition prompts backlash against scientists 304
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/367304a0
PDF (148K)
New charges in HIV blood affair 304
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/367304b0
PDF (148K)
French academy backs the use of English 304
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/367304c0
PDF (148K)
Japan prepares to mark its independence in space... 305
David Swinbanks
doi:10.1038/367305a0
PDF (162K)
... as France and Germany end ESA dispute 305
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/367305b0
PDF (162K)
Industrial research in crisis in east Germany 306
Alison Abbott
doi:10.1038/367306a0
PDF (459K)
Differing views on technology transfer 306
Alison Abbott
doi:10.1038/367306b0
PDF (459K)
Lords warn industry and government to back science changes 307
David Dickson
doi:10.1038/367307a0
PDF (154K)
US panel wants global body to control civil plutonium use 307
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/367307b0
PDF (154K)
Praise for Rutherford as its future is debated 307
Fiona Gammie
doi:10.1038/367307c0
PDF (154K)
Earthquake centre was victim of cash curbs 308
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/367308a0
PDF (146K)
China promises to behave on patent protection 308
You Qin Li
doi:10.1038/367308b0
PDF (146K)
Russia holds on to science ministry 308
Vladimir Pokrovsky
doi:10.1038/367308c0
PDF (146K)
ANC plans to boost prospects for black science students 309
Michael Cherry
doi:10.1038/367309a0
PDF (170K)
Funding dispute could hold up biodiversity treaty 309
Oliver Tickell
doi:10.1038/367309b0
PDF (170K)
Correspondence
Evaluation of Spanish research 310
José M. Mato
doi:10.1038/367310a0
PDF (140K)
Evaluation of Spanish research 310
Alfonso Fairén
doi:10.1038/367310b0
PDF (140K)
Setting the record straight 310
Josep Tarragó
doi:10.1038/367310c0
PDF (140K)
Still more about AIDS 311
Joan Shenton & Volker Gildemeister
doi:10.1038/367311a0
PDF (142K)
Still more about AIDS 311
Patrick Dixon
doi:10.1038/367311b0
PDF (142K)
Poverty not a cause 311
L. R. Murmu
doi:10.1038/367311c0
PDF (142K)
Towards ageism 312
Neville W. Goodman
doi:10.1038/367312a0
PDF (148K)
Appeal to Mitterrand in blood scandal 312

doi:10.1038/367312b0
PDF (148K)
Legalizing drugs 312
Sumner Burstein
doi:10.1038/367312c0
PDF (148K)
News & Views
Molecular biology for general readers 315
Popular books on DNA are replicating quickly, but there is a case for taking seriously a distinctive (and Russian) view of what makes this molecule more interesting than others.
John Maddox
doi:10.1038/367315a0
PDF (154K)
A glimpse of heavenly features 316
Joseph Silk
doi:10.1038/367316a0
References | PDF (255K)
Fascinating death factor 317
Suzanne Cory
doi:10.1038/367317a0
References | PDF (277K)
Spirals and chaos 318
J. P. Gollub
doi:10.1038/367318a0
References | PDF (147K)
One gene—four syndromes 319
Veronica van Heyningen
doi:10.1038/367319a0
References | PDF (397K)
Neutralizing acid rain 321
Eville Gorham
doi:10.1038/367321a0
References | PDF (145K)
High hopes for C4 plants 322
Peter D. Moore
doi:10.1038/367322a0
References | PDF (263K)
OBITUARY: Wolfgang Paul (1913—93) 322
Norbert Wermes
doi:10.1038/367322b0
PDF (131K)
Polymers made to measure 323
Philip Ball
doi:10.1038/367323a0
PDF (336K)
Dream no more 324
David Jones
doi:10.1038/367324a0
PDF (205K)
Articles
Direct observation of structure in the cosmic microwave background 333
S. Hancock, R. D. Davies, A. N. Lasenby, C. M. Gutierrez de la Cruz, R. A. Watson, R. Rebolo & J. E. Beckman
doi:10.1038/367333a0
Abstract & References | PDF (682K)
Structure of pentameric human serum amyloid P component 338
Jonas Emsley, Helen E. White, Bernard P. O'Hara, Glaucius Oliva, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Ian J. Tickle, Tom L. Blundell, Mark B. Pepys & Steve P. Wood
doi:10.1038/367338a0
Abstract & References | PDF (1,188K)
Letters
Transition between spiral and target states in Rayleigh–Bénard convection 345
Michel Assenheimer & Victor Steinberg
doi:10.1038/367345a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (467K)
Structure of the microporous titanosilicate ETS-10 347
M. W. Anderson, O. Terasaki, T. Ohsuna, A. Philippou, S. P. MacKay, A. Ferreira, J. Rocha & S. Lidin
doi:10.1038/367347a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (685K)
Steep declines in atmospheric base cations in regions of Europe and North America 351
Lars O. Hedin, Lennart Granat, Gene E. Likens, T. Adri Buishand, James N. Galloway, Thomas J. Butler & Henning Rodhe
doi:10.1038/367351a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (459K)
Role of the Bering Strait in controlling North Atlantic ocean circulation and climate 354
Gary Shaffer & Jorgen Bendtsen
doi:10.1038/367354a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (539K)
Maximum sea levels for the last glacial period from U-series ages of submerged speleothems 357
David A. Richards, Peter L. Smart & R. Lawrence Edwards
doi:10.1038/367357a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (549K)
Oceanic mafic granulite xenoliths from the Kerguelen archipelago 360
M. Gregoire, N. Mattielli, C. Nicollet, J. Y. Cottin, H. Leyrit, D. Weis, N. Shimizu & A. Giret
doi:10.1038/367360a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (504K)
Biodiversity and stability in grasslands 363
David Tilman & John A. Downing
doi:10.1038/367363a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (375K)
The role of partial occlusion in stereopsis 365
Barton L. Anderson
doi:10.1038/367365a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (430K)
Neurotrophin-3 prevents the death of adult central noradrenergic neurons in vivo  368
Ernest Arenas & Hakan Persson
doi:10.1038/367368a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (586K)
A crucial role for neurotrophin-3 in oligodendrocyte development 371
B. A. Barres, M. C. Raff, F. Gaese, I. Bartke, G. Dechant & Y.-A. Barde
doi:10.1038/367371a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (643K)
A mutation in the RET proto-oncogene associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B and sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma 375
Robert M. W. Hofstra, Rudy M. Landsvater, Isabella Ceccherini, Rein P. Stulp, Tineke Stelwagen, Yin Luo, Barbara Pasini, Jo W. M. Hoppener, Hans Kristian Ploos van Amstel, Giovanni Romeo, Cornells J. M. Lips & Charles H. C. M. Buys
doi:10.1038/367375a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (244K)
Point mutations affecting the tyrosine kinase domain of the RET proto-oncogene in Hirschsprung's disease 377
Giovanni Romeo, Patrizia Ronchetto, Yin Luo, Virginia Barone, Marco Seri, Isabella Ceccherini, Barbara Pasini, Renata Bocciardi, Margherita Lerone, Helena Kääriäinen & Giuseppe Martucciello
doi:10.1038/367377a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (252K)
Mutations of the RET proto-oncogene in Hirschsprung's disease 378
Patrick Edery, Stanislas Lyonnet, Lois M. Mulligan, Anna Pelet, Eleanore Dow, Laurent Abel, Susan Holder, Claire Nihoul-Fékété, Bruce A. J. Ponder & Arnold Munnich
doi:10.1038/367378a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (420K)
Defects in the kidney and enteric nervous system of mice lacking the tyrosine kinase receptor Ret 380
Anita Schuchardt, Vivette D'Agati, Lena Larsson-Blomberg, Frank Costantini & Vassilis Pachnis
doi:10.1038/367380a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (791K)
Host resistance to a fungal tomato pathogen lost by a single base-pair change in an avirulence gene 384
Matthieu H. A. J. Joosten, Ton J. Cozijnsen & Pierre J. G. M. De Wit
doi:10.1038/367384a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (428K)
Five identical intron positions in ancient duplicated genes of eubacterial origin 387
Ralf Kersanach, Henner Brinkmann, Marie-Françoise Liaud, De-Xing Zhang, William Martin & Rüdiger Cerff
doi:10.1038/367387a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (359K)
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