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Naturejobs

Prospects

A question of balance p3

Paul Smaglik

doi:10.1038/nj6890-03a


Special Report

Science and business p4

Around the world, universities are starting to encourage entrepreneurship among science students. Steve Bunk investigates.

Steve Bunk

doi:10.1038/nj6890-04a


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Opinion

Distasteful but necessary p673

The public must be told that experiments on primates remain essential for progress in some areas of biomedicine. But the scientists involved should also lead the way in pressing for improvements in animal welfare.

doi:10.1038/417673a


Pay or train to publish? p673

China's authorities place too much emphasis on the former and too little on the latter.

doi:10.1038/417673b


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News

Homeland security plan sparks fears for fight against bioterror p675

Geoff Brumfiel

doi:10.1038/417675a


US set to rejoin international fusion project p676

Geoff Brumfiel

doi:10.1038/417676a


Detectors licked by gummy fingers p676

David Cyranoski

doi:10.1038/417676b


France wires up to treat obsessive disorder p677

Sally Goodman

doi:10.1038/417677a


Statistical error leaves pollution data up in the air p677

Jonathan Knight

doi:10.1038/417677b


Science centres struggle as funds run out p678

David Adam

doi:10.1038/417678a


Environment institute slammed over 'selective' results p678

Johanna Schwarz and Alison Abbott

doi:10.1038/417678b


Argentine crisis rattles cosmic-ray hunters p679

Carol Marzuola

doi:10.1038/417679a


Mummy's silence broken at last p679

Rex Dalton

doi:10.1038/417679b


news in brief p680

doi:10.1038/417680a


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News

Correction p681

doi:10.1038/417681a


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news feature

Chinese science: Plugging the brain drain p683

China produces fine scientists, but too many go abroad for training and do not return. David Cyranoski visits a programme that aims to give scientific high-fliers a reason to stay put.

David Cyranoski

doi:10.1038/417683a


Animal experiments: The great primate debate p684

When can invasive experiments on monkeys or apes be justified? And what would be the consequences for biomedical research if they were to cease? Sally Goodman and Erika Check pose some difficult questions.

Sally Goodman and Erika Check

doi:10.1038/417684a


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Correspondence

Data security is crucial for Japanese science p689

Rules that are based solely on voluntary guidelines will not gain the trust of the public.

Eitaka Tsuboi, Norie Kawahara, Tadahiro Mitsuishi, Akira Oshima and Shohei Yonemoto

doi:10.1038/417689a


Collaboration can work if inequality is recognized p689

Yehuda Tzfati

doi:10.1038/417689b


Scientific links support an unjust peace process p689

Rita Giacaman

doi:10.1038/417689c


Did an academic boycott help to end apartheid? p690

George Fink

doi:10.1038/417690a


Violence versus freedom p690

Joel Bigman

doi:10.1038/417690b


In support of scientific exchange p690

Arjuna Aluwihare, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Ayse Erzan, François Jacob, John Polanyi, Pieter van Dijk, Edoardo Vesentini, Torsten Wiesel and Contact:
Carol Corillon,

doi:10.1038/417690c


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Book Reviews

My synapses, myself p691

Do our synaptic connections make us who we are?

William Calvin reviews Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are by Joseph LeDoux

doi:10.1038/417691a


A complete history of astronomy p692

Giovanni F. Bignami reviews Storia dell'astronomia: dalle origini al duemila e oltre by Giacomo Leopardi and Margherita Hack

doi:10.1038/417692a


Portraits of our family tree p692

Jacopo Moggi-Cecchi reviews The Human Fossil Record. Volume 1: Terminology and Craniodental Morphology of Genus Homo (Europe) by Jeffrey Schwartz and Ian Tattersall

doi:10.1038/417692b


Winning the numbers game p693

W. Timothy Gowers reviews The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers by Benjamin H. Yandell

doi:10.1038/417693a


Marine masterpieces p693

doi:10.1038/417693b


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concepts

Global public goods: Health is wealth p695

Richard G. A. Feachem and Carol A. Medlin

doi:10.1038/417695a


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News and Views

Planetary science: Rocks that go bump in the night p697

The planets were probably created by collisions between smaller rocky bodies over many millions of years. The identification of a recently formed asteroid family will tell us much about the dynamics of these collisions.

Derek C. Richardson

doi:10.1038/417697a


Ecology: Density and diversity p698

One explanation for the especially rich diversity of trees in the tropics is that a process called 'density-dependent mortality' operates there. It turns out, however, that this process occurs in temperate forests too.

Hans ter Steege and Roderick Zagt

doi:10.1038/417698a


Cardiovascular biology: A cholesterol tether p699

The build-up of cholesterol in the walls of arteries is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. Work with transgenic mice has revealed a specific interaction through which cholesterol deposition is initiated.

Bart Staels

doi:10.1038/417699a


Nanotechnology: Electronics and the single atom p701

The invention of semiconductor transistors in the 1940s revolutionized electronic circuitry. In the new world of 'nanoelectronics', a transistor whose active component is a single atom has now been demonstrated.

Silvano De Franceschi and Leo Kouwenhoven

doi:10.1038/417701a


Cell motility: The attraction of lipids p702

Cells often need to move up a concentration gradient of an attractive chemical. The types of lipids in the cell membranes also seem to form a gradient, from front to back of the cell. New work has identified two enzymes that may shape this lipid imbalance.

Amanda Tromans

doi:10.1038/417702a


Physiology: Haemoglobin's chaperone p703

Molecular chaperones come in different forms, but all have a similar task: to keep other proteins in shape. A newly identified chaperone seems to be specific to haemoglobin, preventing precipitation.

Lucio Luzzatto and Rosario Notaro

doi:10.1038/417703a


100 and 50 years ago p703

doi:10.1038/417703b


Daedalus: Collimated gas p705

David Jones

doi:10.1038/417705a


Obituary: Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) p706

Palaeontologist and public face of evolutionary biology

Derek E. G. Briggs

doi:10.1038/417706a


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Brief Communications

Enantiostyly: Solving the puzzle of mirror-image flowers p707

The genetically controlled orientation of floral sex organs encourages cross-pollination.

Linley K. Jesson and Spencer C. H. Barrett

doi:10.1038/417707a


Tropical agriculture: The value of bees to the coffee harvest p708

David W. Roubik

doi:10.1038/417708a


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Progress

Architecture for a large-scale ion-trap quantum computer p709

D. Kielpinski, C. Monroe and D. J. Wineland

doi:10.1038/nature00784


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Article

Crystal structure of a bacterial RNA polymerase holoenzyme at 2.6 Å resolution p712

Dmitry G. Vassylyev, Shun-ichi Sekine, Oleg Laptenko, Jookyung Lee, Marina N. Vassylyeva, Sergei Borukhov and Shigeyuki Yokoyama

doi:10.1038/nature752


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Letters to Nature

The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region p720

David Nesvorný, William F. Bottke Jr, Luke Dones and Harold F. Levison

doi:10.1038/nature00789

See also: News and Views by Richardson


Coulomb blockade and the Kondo effect in single-atom transistors p722

Jiwoong Park, Abhay N. Pasupathy, Jonas I. Goldsmith, Connie Chang, Yuval Yaish, Jason R. Petta, Marie Rinkoski, James P. Sethna, Héctor D. Abruña, Paul L. McEuen and Daniel C. Ralph

doi:10.1038/nature00791

See also: News and Views by De Franceschi & Kouwenhoven


Kondo resonance in a single-molecule transistor p725

Wenjie Liang, Matthew P. Shores, Marc Bockrath, Jeffrey R. Long and Hongkun Park

doi:10.1038/nature00790

See also: News and Views by De Franceschi & Kouwenhoven


Mycorrhizal weathering of apatite as an important calcium source in base-poor forest ecosystems p729

Joel D. Blum, Andrea Klaue, Carmen A. Nezat, Charles T. Driscoll, Chris E. Johnson, Thomas G. Siccama, Christopher Eagar, Timothy J. Fahey and Gene E. Likens

doi:10.1038/nature00793


Density-dependent mortality and the latitudinal gradient in species diversity p732

Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, James S. Clark and Brian Beckage

doi:10.1038/nature00809

See also: News and Views by ter Steege & Zagt


Geographic structure and dynamics of coevolutionary selection p735

John N. Thompson and Bradley M. Cunningham

doi:10.1038/nature00810


Spike train dynamics predicts theta-related phase precession in hippocampal pyramidal cells p738

Kenneth D. Harris, Darrell A. Henze, Hajime Hirase, Xavier Leinekugel, George Dragoi, Andras Czurkó and György Buzsáki

doi:10.1038/nature00808


Role of experience and oscillations in transforming a rate code into a temporal code p741

M. R. Mehta, A. K. Lee and M. A. Wilson

doi:10.1038/nature00807


Modulation of virulence within a pathogenicity island in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis p746

Nathan Shankar, Arto S. Baghdayan and Michael S. Gilmore

doi:10.1038/nature00802


Subendothelial retention of atherogenic lipoproteins in early atherosclerosis p750

Kristina Skålén, Maria Gustafsson, Ellen Knutsen Rydberg, Lillemor Mattsson Hultén, Olov Wiklund, Thomas L. Innerarity and Jan Borén

doi:10.1038/nature00804

See also: News and Views by Staels


T-box gene tbx5 is essential for formation of the pectoral limb bud p754

Dae-gwon Ahn, Matthew J. Kourakis, Laurel A. Rohde, Lee M. Silver and Robert K. Ho

doi:10.1038/nature00814


An abundant erythroid protein that stabilizes free alpha-haemoglobin p758

Anthony J. Kihm, Yi Kong, Wei Hong, J. Eric Russell, Susan Rouda, Kazuhiko Adachi, M. Celeste Simon, Gerd A. Blobel and Mitchell J. Weiss

doi:10.1038/nature00803

See also: News and Views by Luzzatto & Notaro


Regulation of Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2 by blue-light-dependent phosphorylation p763

Dror Shalitin, Hongyun Yang, Todd C. Mockler, Maskit Maymon, Hongwei Guo, Garry C. Whitelam and Chentao Lin

doi:10.1038/nature00815


Structure of the SRP19–RNA complex and implications for signal recognition particle assembly p767

Tobias Hainzl, Shenghua Huang and A. Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson

doi:10.1038/nature00768


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New on the Market

Microscopic detail p772

Microscopes and their accessories.

doi:10.1038/417772a


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