Latest Research

  • Letter |

    A ‘magneto-Peltier effect’ produces cooling or heating in a material without junctions, by forcing a change in angle between the current and magnetization in a single ferromagnetic nickel slab.

    • Ken-ichi Uchida
    • , Shunsuke Daimon
    • , Ryo Iguchi
    •  & Eiji Saitoh
  • Letter |

    Measurements of the quark pressure distribution in the proton reveal a strong repulsive pressure near the proton’s centre (stronger than the pressure in neutron stars) and a binding pressure at greater distances.

    • V. D. Burkert
    • , L. Elouadrhiri
    •  & F. X. Girod
  • Letter |

    Observation of the emission line of doubly ionized oxygen at a redshift of 9.1096 reveals that star formation began at a redshift of about 15, around 250 million years after the Big Bang.

    • Takuya Hashimoto
    • , Nicolas Laporte
    • , Ken Mawatari
    • , Richard S. Ellis
    • , Akio K. Inoue
    • , Erik Zackrisson
    • , Guido Roberts-Borsani
    • , Wei Zheng
    • , Yoichi Tamura
    • , Franz E. Bauer
    • , Thomas Fletcher
    • , Yuichi Harikane
    • , Bunyo Hatsukade
    • , Natsuki H. Hayatsu
    • , Yuichi Matsuda
    • , Hiroshi Matsuo
    • , Takashi Okamoto
    • , Masami Ouchi
    • , Roser Pelló
    • , Claes-Erik Rydberg
    • , Ikkoh Shimizu
    • , Yoshiaki Taniguchi
    • , Hideki Umehata
    •  & Naoki Yoshida
  • Article |

    ANKRD16 attenuates neurodegeneration induced by a mutation in the editing domain of alanyl tRNA synthetase by directly accepting mis-activated serine from the synthetase before transfer to the tRNA, establishing a new mechanism by which editing defects are prevented.

    • My-Nuong Vo
    • , Markus Terrey
    • , Jeong Woong Lee
    • , Bappaditya Roy
    • , James J. Moresco
    • , Litao Sun
    • , Hongjun Fu
    • , Qi Liu
    • , Thomas G. Weber
    • , John R. Yates III
    • , Kurt Fredrick
    • , Paul Schimmel
    •  & Susan L. Ackerman
  • Letter |

    Atmospheric CFC-11 concentrations have been declining less rapidly since 2012; evidence suggests that this finding is explained by an increase in the emission of CFC-11during these years.

    • Stephen A. Montzka
    • , Geoff S. Dutton
    • , Pengfei Yu
    • , Eric Ray
    • , Robert W. Portmann
    • , John S. Daniel
    • , Lambert Kuijpers
    • , Brad D. Hall
    • , Debra Mondeel
    • , Carolina Siso
    • , J. David Nance
    • , Matt Rigby
    • , Alistair J. Manning
    • , Lei Hu
    • , Fred Moore
    • , Ben R. Miller
    •  & James W. Elkins
  • Article |

    The structure of a homomeric channel of subunit A of leucine-rich repeat-containing protein 8 (LRRC8) determined by cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography reveals the basis for anion selectivity.

    • Dawid Deneka
    • , Marta Sawicka
    • , Andy K. M. Lam
    • , Cristina Paulino
    •  & Raimund Dutzler
  • Article |

    ZNFX-1 and WAGO-4 localize to germ granules in early C. elegans embryogenesis and later separate to form independent liquid-like droplets, and the temporal and spatial ordering of these droplets may help cells to organize complex RNA processing pathways.

    • Gang Wan
    • , Brandon D. Fields
    • , George Spracklin
    • , Aditi Shukla
    • , Carolyn M. Phillips
    •  & Scott Kennedy
  • Letter |

    Independently of the LGR4/5/6 receptors, RSPO2 acts as a direct antagonistic ligand to RNF43 and ZNRF3 during embryogenesis, and specifies the position and number of limbs that an embryo should form.

    • Emmanuelle Szenker-Ravi
    • , Umut Altunoglu
    • , Marc Leushacke
    • , Célia Bosso-Lefèvre
    • , Muznah Khatoo
    • , Hong Thi Tran
    • , Thomas Naert
    • , Rivka Noelanders
    • , Amin Hajamohideen
    • , Claire Beneteau
    • , Sergio B. de Sousa
    • , Birsen Karaman
    • , Xenia Latypova
    • , Seher Başaran
    • , Esra Börklü Yücel
    • , Thong Teck Tan
    • , Lena Vlaeminck
    • , Shalini S. Nayak
    • , Anju Shukla
    • , Katta Mohan Girisha
    • , Cédric Le Caignec
    • , Natalia Soshnikova
    • , Zehra Oya Uyguner
    • , Kris Vleminckx
    • , Nick Barker
    • , Hülya Kayserili
    •  & Bruno Reversade

Latest Reviews & Analysis

  • News & Views |

    A redesigned yeast genome is being constructed to allow it to be extensively rearranged on demand. A suite of studies reveals the versatility of the genome-shuffling system, and shows how it could be used for biotechnology applications.

    • Jee Loon Foo
    •  & Matthew Wook Chang
  • News & Views |

    Chlorofluorocarbons are the main class of chemical that depleted the ozone layer in the stratosphere. Measurements reveal that emissions of these compounds are rising again, despite international rules restricting their use.

    • Michaela I. Hegglin
  • Analysis |

    Analysis of 2002–2016 GRACE satellite observations of terrestrial water storage reveals substantial changes in freshwater resources globally, which are driven by natural and anthropogenic climate variability and human activities.

    • M. Rodell
    • , J. S. Famiglietti
    • , D. N. Wiese
    • , J. T. Reager
    • , H. K. Beaudoing
    • , F. W. Landerer
    •  & M.-H. Lo

News & Comment

Nature Outlook

The future of medicine

Modern medicine is affording people longer and healthier lives. But researchers want to take improvements in health even further. With advances in gene editing, technology to overcome paralysis and efforts to address high drug costs, the future of medicine is bright.