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    Exciton dynamics can be strongly affected by lattice vibrations through electron-phonon (e-ph) coupling. Here, the authors show the presence of strong e-ph coupling in bilayer CrI3 and observe a Raman feature with periodic broad modes up to the 8th order, attributed to the polaronic character of excitons.

    • Wencan Jin
    • , Hyun Ho Kim
    • , Zhipeng Ye
    • , Gaihua Ye
    • , Laura Rojas
    • , Xiangpeng Luo
    • , Bowen Yang
    • , Fangzhou Yin
    • , Jason Shih An Horng
    • , Shangjie Tian
    • , Yang Fu
    • , Gongjun Xu
    • , Hui Deng
    • , Hechang Lei
    • , Adam W. Tsen
    • , Kai Sun
    • , Rui He
    •  & Liuyan Zhao
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    Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) contains an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) that promotes translation of viral RNA. Here the authors show that an antiviral small molecule DMA-135 binds to the EV71 IRES RNA, inducing conformational change and stabilizing a ternary complex to repress translation.

    • Jesse Davila-Calderon
    • , Neeraj N. Patwardhan
    • , Liang-Yuan Chiu
    • , Andrew Sugarman
    • , Zhengguo Cai
    • , Srinivasa R. Penutmutchu
    • , Mei-Ling Li
    • , Gary Brewer
    • , Amanda E. Hargrove
    •  & Blanton S. Tolbert
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    Polycomb (PcG) and Trithorax (TrxG) group regulate several hundred target genes with important roles in development and disease. Here the authors combine experiment and theory to provide evidence that the Polycomb/Trithorax system has the potential for a rich repertoire of regulatory modes beyond simple epigenetic memory.

    • Jeannette Reinig
    • , Frank Ruge
    • , Martin Howard
    •  & Leonie Ringrose

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    Satellites provide clear evidence of greening trends in the Arctic, but high-resolution pan-Arctic quantification of these trends is lacking. Here the authors analyse high-resolution Landsat data to show widespread greening in the Arctic, and find that greening trends are linked to summer warming overall but not always locally.

    • Logan T. Berner
    • , Richard Massey
    • , Patrick Jantz
    • , Bruce C. Forbes
    • , Marc Macias-Fauria
    • , Isla Myers-Smith
    • , Timo Kumpula
    • , Gilles Gauthier
    • , Laia Andreu-Hayles
    • , Benjamin V. Gaglioti
    • , Patrick Burns
    • , Pentti Zetterberg
    • , Rosanne D’Arrigo
    •  & Scott J. Goetz
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    How to best allocate limited resources for conserving imperilled species is a difficult challenge. Here the authors analyse data on over 2000 threatened species from USA, Australia, and New Zealand, finding that on average half of the budget is allocated to research and monitoring. Species with higher budget allocation to research and monitoring tend to have poorer recovery outcomes.

    • Rachel T. Buxton
    • , Stephanie Avery-Gomm
    • , Hsein-Yung Lin
    • , Paul A. Smith
    • , Steven J. Cooke
    •  & Joseph R. Bennett
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    The intermittency of solar resources is one of the primary challenges for the large-scale integration of the renewable energy. Here Yin et al. used satellite data and climate model outputs to evaluate the geographic patterns of future solar power reliability, highlighting the tradeoff between the maximum potential power and the power reliability.

    • Jun Yin
    • , Annalisa Molini
    •  & Amilcare Porporato

Biological sciences

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    Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) contains an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) that promotes translation of viral RNA. Here the authors show that an antiviral small molecule DMA-135 binds to the EV71 IRES RNA, inducing conformational change and stabilizing a ternary complex to repress translation.

    • Jesse Davila-Calderon
    • , Neeraj N. Patwardhan
    • , Liang-Yuan Chiu
    • , Andrew Sugarman
    • , Zhengguo Cai
    • , Srinivasa R. Penutmutchu
    • , Mei-Ling Li
    • , Gary Brewer
    • , Amanda E. Hargrove
    •  & Blanton S. Tolbert
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Polycomb (PcG) and Trithorax (TrxG) group regulate several hundred target genes with important roles in development and disease. Here the authors combine experiment and theory to provide evidence that the Polycomb/Trithorax system has the potential for a rich repertoire of regulatory modes beyond simple epigenetic memory.

    • Jeannette Reinig
    • , Frank Ruge
    • , Martin Howard
    •  & Leonie Ringrose
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    ATP acts as a co-substrate in enzyme catalysed reactions, but can also specifically bind metal ions. Here, the authors show that ATP interacts with copper ions and forms a Cu(II)-ATP complex that efficiently catalyses Diels-Alder reactions, and determine ATP residues that are essential for this activity.

    • Changhao Wang
    • , Qianqian Qi
    • , Wenying Li
    • , Jingshuang Dang
    • , Min Hao
    • , Shuting Lv
    • , Xingchen Dong
    • , Youkun Gu
    • , Peizhe Wu
    • , Wenyue Zhang
    • , Yashao Chen
    •  & Jörg S. Hartig

Health sciences

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    Smoking-associated DNA methylation changes in whole blood have been reported by many EWAS. Here, the authors use a cell-type deconvolution algorithm to identify cell-type specific DNA methylation signals in seven EWAS, identifying lineage-specific smoking-associated DNA methylation changes.

    • Chenglong You
    • , Sijie Wu
    • , Shijie C. Zheng
    • , Tianyu Zhu
    • , Han Jing
    • , Ken Flagg
    • , Guangyu Wang
    • , Li Jin
    • , Sijia Wang
    •  & Andrew E. Teschendorff
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    The Rho signalling pathway is frequently activated in squamous carcinomas. Here, the authors find that the Rho GEF VAV2 is over expressed in both cutaneous and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and that at the molecular level VAV2 promotes a pro-tumorigenic stem cell-like signalling programme.

    • L. Francisco Lorenzo-Martín
    • , Natalia Fernández-Parejo
    • , Mauricio Menacho-Márquez
    • , Sonia Rodríguez-Fdez
    • , Javier Robles-Valero
    • , Sonia Zumalave
    • , Salvatore Fabbiano
    • , Gloria Pascual
    • , Juana M. García-Pedrero
    • , Antonio Abad
    • , María C. García-Macías
    • , Nazareno González
    • , Pablo Lorenzano-Menna
    • , Miguel A. Pavón
    • , Rogelio González-Sarmiento
    • , Carmen Segrelles
    • , Jesús M. Paramio
    • , José M. C. Tubío
    • , Juan P. Rodrigo
    • , Salvador A. Benitah
    • , Myriam Cuadrado
    •  & Xosé R. Bustelo
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    Enteroendocrine cells (EECs) are specialized gastrointestinal cells that have a role in nutrient sensing and hormone secretion. Here the authors show that peptide YY from EECs regulates nutrient absorption in intestinal organoids.

    • Heather A. McCauley
    • , Andrea L. Matthis
    • , Jacob R. Enriquez
    • , Jonah T. Nichol
    • , J. Guillermo Sanchez
    • , William J. Stone
    • , Nambirajan Sundaram
    • , Michael A. Helmrath
    • , Marshall H. Montrose
    • , Eitaro Aihara
    •  & James M. Wells

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    Coastal regions are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Preserving the ecological, economic and societal benefits of these environments will rely on synergy across disciplines.

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    The robustness of science is best revealed when independent investigations of the same problem arrive at similar conclusions. At Nature Communications, we commit to disregard from our editorial evaluation any competing works that are published while a submission to our journal is under review or under revision by the authors.

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    Bayesian brain theories suggest that perception, action and cognition arise as animals minimise the mismatch between their expectations and reality. This principle could unify cognitive science with the broader natural sciences, but leave key elements of cognition and behaviour unexplained.

    • Daniel Yon
    • , Cecilia Heyes
    •  & Clare Press
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    Single cell transcriptomics technologies have vast potential in advancing our understanding of biology and disease. Here, Sarah Aldridge and Sarah Teichmann review the last decade of technological advancements in single-cell transcriptomics and highlight some of the recent discoveries enabled by this technology.

    • Sarah Aldridge
    •  & Sarah A. Teichmann
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    Controlling the hybridization of single atoms in suitable host materials opens unique opportunities for catalyst design, but equally faces many challenges. Here, we highlight emerging directions from the last, highly productive, decade in single-atom catalysis and identify frontiers for future research.

    • Sharon Mitchell
    •  & Javier Pérez-Ramírez

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