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    Traditional approaches used in the pharmaceutical industry are not precise or versatile enough for customized medicine formulation and manufacture. Here the authors produce a method to form coatings, with accurate dosages, as well as a means of closely controlling dissolution kinetics.

    • Olga Shalev
    • , Shreya Raghavan
    • , J. Maxwell Mazzara
    • , Nancy Senabulya
    • , Patrick D. Sinko
    • , Elyse Fleck
    • , Christopher Rockwell
    • , Nicholas Simopoulos
    • , Christina M. Jones
    • , Anna Schwendeman
    • , Geeta Mehta
    • , Roy Clarke
    • , Gregory E. Amidon
    •  & Max Shtein
  • Research |

    Brummitt et al. show how supply-chain disruptions can spread contagiously throughout an economy. Adaptations to frequent disruptions can lead to the emergence of a poverty trap. Implications for ‘big push’ economic development policies are discussed.

    • Charles D. Brummitt
    • , Kenan Huremović
    • , Paolo Pin
    • , Matthew H. Bonds
    •  & Fernando Vega-Redondo
  • Research |

    Electricity storage will benefit from both R&D and deployment policy. This study shows that a dedicated programme of R&D spending in emerging technologies should be developed in parallel to improve safety and reduce overall costs, and in order to maximize the general benefit for the system.

    • Noah Kittner
    • , Felix Lill
    •  & Daniel M. Kammen
    Nature Energy 2, 17125
  • Research |

    • Sebastian Giwa
    • , Jedediah K Lewis
    • , Luis Alvarez
    • , Robert Langer
    • , Alvin E Roth
    • , George M Church
    • , James F Markmann
    • , David H Sachs
    • , Anil Chandraker
    • , Jason A Wertheim
    • , Martine Rothblatt
    • , Edward S Boyden
    • , Elling Eidbo
    • , W P Andrew Lee
    • , Bohdan Pomahac
    • , Gerald Brandacher
    • , David M Weinstock
    • , Gloria Elliott
    • , David Nelson
    • , Jason P Acker
    • , Korkut Uygun
    • , Boris Schmalz
    • , Brad P Weegman
    • , Alessandro Tocchio
    • , Greg M Fahy
    • , Kenneth B Storey
    • , Boris Rubinsky
    • , John Bischof
    • , Janet A W Elliott
    • , Teresa K Woodruff
    • , G John Morris
    • , Utkan Demirci
    • , Kelvin G M Brockbank
    • , Erik J Woods
    • , Robert N Ben
    • , John G Baust
    • , Dayong Gao
    • , Barry Fuller
    • , Yoed Rabin
    • , David C Kravitz
    • , Michael J Taylor
    •  & Mehmet Toner
    Nature Biotechnology 35, 530–542
  • Reviews |

    A review of mineral exploration data and demand forecasts suggests that new international governance links are needed to ensure efficient and responsible future sourcing of minerals for sustainable development.

    • Saleem H. Ali
    • , Damien Giurco
    • , Nicholas Arndt
    • , Edmund Nickless
    • , Graham Brown
    • , Alecos Demetriades
    • , Ray Durrheim
    • , Maria Amélia Enriquez
    • , Judith Kinnaird
    • , Anna Littleboy
    • , Lawrence D. Meinert
    • , Roland Oberhänsli
    • , Janet Salem
    • , Richard Schodde
    • , Gabi Schneider
    • , Olivier Vidal
    •  & Natalia Yakovleva
    Nature 543, 367–372

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