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    The understanding of kagome bands, which are characterized by Dirac-like bands capped by a flat band, remains largely elusive. Here, Liu et al. report the observation of a flat band and Dirac bands as ideal features of kagome bands in CoSn, revealing orbital-selective character.

    • Zhonghao Liu
    • , Man Li
    • , Qi Wang
    • , Guangwei Wang
    • , Chenhaoping Wen
    • , Kun Jiang
    • , Xiangle Lu
    • , Shichao Yan
    • , Yaobo Huang
    • , Dawei Shen
    • , Jia-Xin Yin
    • , Ziqiang Wang
    • , Zhiping Yin
    • , Hechang Lei
    •  & Shancai Wang
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    Dawn mission’s second extended phase provided high resolution observations of Occator crater of the dwarf planet Ceres. Here, the authors show stereo imaging and topographic maps of this crater revealing the influence of crustal composition on impact related melt and hydrothermal processes, and compare features to those on Mars, Earth and the Moon.

    • P. Schenk
    • , J. Scully
    • , D. Buczkowski
    • , H. Sizemore
    • , B. Schmidt
    • , C. Pieters
    • , A. Neesemann
    • , D. O’Brien
    • , S. Marchi
    • , D. Williams
    • , A. Nathues
    • , M. De Sanctis
    • , F. Tosi
    • , C. T. Russell
    • , J. Castillo-Rogez
    •  & C. Raymond
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    How electron correlation interplays with topological states remains rarely explored. Here, the authors report flat band arising due to electron correlations in magnetic Weyl semimetal Co3Sn2S2 from a combined optical-spectroscopy and simulation study.

    • Yueshan Xu
    • , Jianzhou Zhao
    • , Changjiang Yi
    • , Qi Wang
    • , Qiangwei Yin
    • , Yilin Wang
    • , Xiaolei Hu
    • , Luyang Wang
    • , Enke Liu
    • , Gang Xu
    • , Ling Lu
    • , Alexey A. Soluyanov
    • , Hechang Lei
    • , Youguo Shi
    • , Jianlin Luo
    •  & Zhi-Guo Chen

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    Dawn mission’s second extended phase provided high resolution observations of Occator crater of the dwarf planet Ceres. Here, the authors show stereo imaging and topographic maps of this crater revealing the influence of crustal composition on impact related melt and hydrothermal processes, and compare features to those on Mars, Earth and the Moon.

    • P. Schenk
    • , J. Scully
    • , D. Buczkowski
    • , H. Sizemore
    • , B. Schmidt
    • , C. Pieters
    • , A. Neesemann
    • , D. O’Brien
    • , S. Marchi
    • , D. Williams
    • , A. Nathues
    • , M. De Sanctis
    • , F. Tosi
    • , C. T. Russell
    • , J. Castillo-Rogez
    •  & C. Raymond
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    In anoxic environments, soluble hexavalent uranium is reduced and immobilized, however, the underlying molecular-scale reduction mechanism remains unknown. Here, the authors find that U reduction can occur on the surface of magnetite via transient U nanowire structures which collapse into ordered UO2 nanoclusters, which may have implications for understanding nuclear waste evolution and remediation of uranium contamination.

    • Zezhen Pan
    • , Barbora Bártová
    • , Thomas LaGrange
    • , Sergei M. Butorin
    • , Neil C. Hyatt
    • , Martin C. Stennett
    • , Kristina O. Kvashnina
    •  & Rizlan Bernier-Latmani
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    Some palaeotemperature proxies suffer from inaccuracies related to kinetic fractionations occurring during carbonate mineral growth. Here, the authors show that dual clumped isotope thermometry can identify the origin of these kinetic biases and allows for the reconstruction of accurate environmental temperatures.

    • David Bajnai
    • , Weifu Guo
    • , Christoph Spötl
    • , Tyler B. Coplen
    • , Katharina Methner
    • , Niklas Löffler
    • , Emilija Krsnik
    • , Eberhard Gischler
    • , Maximilian Hansen
    • , Daniela Henkel
    • , Gregory D. Price
    • , Jacek Raddatz
    • , Denis Scholz
    •  & Jens Fiebig

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    Aneuploidy, abnormal chromosome number, is a major cause of early pregnancy loss. Here the authors determine the extent of post-implantation development of human embryos with common aneuploidies in culture, finding developmental arrest of monosomy 21 embryos, and trophoblast hypo-proliferation in trisomy 16 embryos.

    • Marta N. Shahbazi
    • , Tianren Wang
    • , Xin Tao
    • , Bailey A. T. Weatherbee
    • , Li Sun
    • , Yiping Zhan
    • , Laura Keller
    • , Gary D. Smith
    • , Antonio Pellicer
    • , Richard T. Scott Jr.
    • , Emre Seli
    •  & Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
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    The development of activated B cells into antibody-secreting cells (ASC) is a critical step for humoral immunity. Here the authors show, using adoptive transfers and single cell RNA sequencing, that commitment to ASC occurs soon following B cell activation, and is coordinated by specific transcriptome programs and proliferation kinetics.

    • Christopher D. Scharer
    • , Dillon G. Patterson
    • , Tian Mi
    • , Madeline J. Price
    • , Sakeenah L. Hicks
    •  & Jeremy M. Boss
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    Some palaeotemperature proxies suffer from inaccuracies related to kinetic fractionations occurring during carbonate mineral growth. Here, the authors show that dual clumped isotope thermometry can identify the origin of these kinetic biases and allows for the reconstruction of accurate environmental temperatures.

    • David Bajnai
    • , Weifu Guo
    • , Christoph Spötl
    • , Tyler B. Coplen
    • , Katharina Methner
    • , Niklas Löffler
    • , Emilija Krsnik
    • , Eberhard Gischler
    • , Maximilian Hansen
    • , Daniela Henkel
    • , Gregory D. Price
    • , Jacek Raddatz
    • , Denis Scholz
    •  & Jens Fiebig

Health sciences

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    The development of activated B cells into antibody-secreting cells (ASC) is a critical step for humoral immunity. Here the authors show, using adoptive transfers and single cell RNA sequencing, that commitment to ASC occurs soon following B cell activation, and is coordinated by specific transcriptome programs and proliferation kinetics.

    • Christopher D. Scharer
    • , Dillon G. Patterson
    • , Tian Mi
    • , Madeline J. Price
    • , Sakeenah L. Hicks
    •  & Jeremy M. Boss
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    Migration and homing of B cells to lymph nodes are important for B cell functions, but their regulation is poorly understood. Here, the authors show that B cell-specific deletion of Cosmc results in decreased protein O-glycosylation, loss of B cell homing to both lymphoid and nonlymphoid organs, and altered transendothelial migration implicated in this loss.

    • Junwei Zeng
    • , Mahmoud Eljalby
    • , Rajindra P. Aryal
    • , Sylvain Lehoux
    • , Kathrin Stavenhagen
    • , Matthew R. Kudelka
    • , Yingchun Wang
    • , Jianmei Wang
    • , Tongzhong Ju
    • , Ulrich H. von Andrian
    •  & Richard D. Cummings
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    PD-1 is a checkpoint inhibitory immune receptor that restrains proliferation and effector functions of a variety of cells, including ILC2s. Here the authors present a human PD-1 agonist that limits ILC2-dependent allergic airway disease in humanized mice and provide evidence that PD-1 signaling alters ILC2 function by modulation of cell metabolism.

    • Doumet Georges Helou
    • , Pedram Shafiei-Jahani
    • , Richard Lo
    • , Emily Howard
    • , Benjamin P. Hurrell
    • , Lauriane Galle-Treger
    • , Jacob D. Painter
    • , Gavin Lewis
    • , Pejman Soroosh
    • , Arlene H. Sharpe
    •  & Omid Akbari

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    Immunotherapy using immune-checkpoint modulators revolutionizes the oncology field far beyond their remarkable clinical efficacy in some patients. It creates radical changes in the evaluation of treatment efficacy and toxicity with a more holistic vision of the patient with cancer.

    • Caroline Robert
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    Organocatalysis has become a major pillar of (asymmetric) catalysis. Here, the authors discuss recent trends in organocatalytic activation modes for challenging stereoselective transformations and the emerging integration with other fields, such as photoredox catalysis and electrosynthesis.

    • Shao-Hua Xiang
    •  & Bin Tan
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    As investment in urban conservation grows, researchers must balance the needs of residents and conservation targets. We discuss some of the challenges we have encountered and the importance of taking a transdisciplinary approach informed by design and social knowledge.

    • Katherine J. Turo
    •  & Mary M. Gardiner
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    After two decades of steady growing, symbiotic merger of organocatalysis with emerging electrochemical and photochemical tools are envisioned as hot topics in the coming decade. Here, these trends are discussed in parallel to the implementation of artificial intelligence-based technologies, which anticipate a paradigm shift in catalyst design.

    • José M. Lassaletta
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    Niche hijack by malignant cells is considered to be a prominent cause of disease relapse. Barbier and colleagues uncover (E)-selectin as a novel mediator of malignant cell survival and regeneration which, upon blockade, has the potential to significantly improve therapeutic outcomes.

    • Myriam L. R. Haltalli
    •  & Cristina Lo Celso
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    Nature Communications are pleased to announce that we are now considering Registered Reports for publication in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, human behaviour and psychology, as well as epidemiology.

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