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  • Article |

    A specialized technology can restore and preserve microcirculation and cellular functions hours post-mortem in an isolated pig brain.

    • Zvonimir Vrselja
    • , Stefano G. Daniele
    • , John Silbereis
    • , Francesca Talpo
    • , Yury M. Morozov
    • , André M. M. Sousa
    • , Brian S. Tanaka
    • , Mario Skarica
    • , Mihovil Pletikos
    • , Navjot Kaur
    • , Zhen W. Zhuang
    • , Zhao Liu
    • , Rafeed Alkawadri
    • , Albert J. Sinusas
    • , Stephen R. Latham
    • , Stephen G. Waxman
    •  & Nenad Sestan
  • Letter |

    Studies of the planetary nebula NGC 7027, using an upgraded spectrometer onboard a high-altitude observatory, have identified the rotational ground-state transition of the helium hydride ion—the first molecule to form after the Big Bang and an essential precursor to molecular hydrogen.

    • Rolf Güsten
    • , Helmut Wiesemeyer
    • , David Neufeld
    • , Karl M. Menten
    • , Urs U. Graf
    • , Karl Jacobs
    • , Bernd Klein
    • , Oliver Ricken
    • , Christophe Risacher
    •  & Jürgen Stutzki
  • Letter |

    A low-power, fixed microwave signal in combination with an optical-pump signal generates an optical frequency comb that spans the whole wavelength range of the telecommunications C-band, with possible applications ranging from spectroscopy to optical communications.

    • Alfredo Rueda
    • , Florian Sedlmeir
    • , Madhuri Kumari
    • , Gerd Leuchs
    •  & Harald G. L. Schwefel
  • Letter |

    A systematic proteomic investigation of disease mediators secreted by pancreatic stellate cells identifies leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) as a key factor that acts on cancer cells, promoting tumour progression and chemoresistance.

    • Yu Shi
    • , Weina Gao
    • , Nikki K. Lytle
    • , Peiwu Huang
    • , Xiao Yuan
    • , Amanda M. Dann
    • , Maya Ridinger-Saison
    • , Kathleen E. DelGiorno
    • , Corina E. Antal
    • , Gaoyang Liang
    • , Annette R. Atkins
    • , Galina Erikson
    • , Huaiyu Sun
    • , Jill Meisenhelder
    • , Elena Terenziani
    • , Gyunghwi Woo
    • , Linjing Fang
    • , Thom P. Santisakultarm
    • , Uri Manor
    • , Ruilian Xu
    • , Carlos R. Becerra
    • , Erkut Borazanci
    • , Daniel D. Von Hoff
    • , Paul M. Grandgenett
    • , Michael A. Hollingsworth
    • , Mathias Leblanc
    • , Sarah E. Umetsu
    • , Eric A. Collisson
    • , Miriam Scadeng
    • , Andrew M. Lowy
    • , Timothy R. Donahue
    • , Tannishtha Reya
    • , Michael Downes
    • , Ronald M. Evans
    • , Geoffrey M. Wahl
    • , Tony Pawson
    • , Ruijun Tian
    •  & Tony Hunter
  • Letter |

    Micro-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of a growth series of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae traces the ontogeny of the brain and neurocranium, which sheds light on neurocranial evolution in sarcopterygian fishes.

    • Hugo Dutel
    • , Manon Galland
    • , Paul Tafforeau
    • , John A. Long
    • , Michael J. Fagan
    • , Philippe Janvier
    • , Anthony Herrel
    • , Mathieu D. Santin
    • , Gaël Clément
    •  & Marc Herbin
  • Letter |

    Chiral polar-skyrmion bubbles are observed in superlattices of titanium-based perovskite oxides at room temperature.

    • S. Das
    • , Y. L. Tang
    • , Z. Hong
    • , M. A. P. Gonçalves
    • , M. R. McCarter
    • , C. Klewe
    • , K. X. Nguyen
    • , F. Gómez-Ortiz
    • , P. Shafer
    • , E. Arenholz
    • , V. A. Stoica
    • , S.-L. Hsu
    • , B. Wang
    • , C. Ophus
    • , J. F. Liu
    • , C. T. Nelson
    • , S. Saremi
    • , B. Prasad
    • , A. B. Mei
    • , D. G. Schlom
    • , J. Íñiguez
    • , P. García-Fernández
    • , D. A. Muller
    • , L. Q. Chen
    • , J. Junquera
    • , L. W. Martin
    •  & R. Ramesh

Latest Reviews & Analysis

  • News & Views |

    Structural features have been identified on positively charged lightning channels that are not present on negatively charged ones. The discovery could explain why these two types of channel have different behaviours.

    • Earle Williams
    •  & Joan Montanyà
  • News & Views |

    An electrical analogue of the magnetic-skyrmion bubble — a swirling arrangement of magnetic moments — has been unveiled in an artificially layered oxide material, raising prospects of new physics and applications.

    • Pavlo Zubko
  • News & Views |

    How Nature reported the working conditions of deep-sea fishers in 1969, and the calorific content of German and British diets during the First World War.

  • News & Views |

    A vacuum as described by quantum mechanics is perhaps the most fundamental but mysterious state in physics. The discovery of correlations between electric-field fluctuations in such a vacuum represents a major advance.

    • Andrey S. Moskalenko
    •  & Timothy C Ralph
  • News & Views |

    Cancer cells often have mutations in anticancer genes that make their survival dependent on other genes. The gene-editing approach CRISPR–Cas9 offers a way to identify such vulnerabilities.

    • Felix Y. Feng
    •  & Luke A. Gilbert

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The eye

Taj Francis

The eye

People’s reliance on sight means eyes are especially important among the body’s organs.

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