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    Here, the authors synthesize a variety of ultra-thin III–V single crystals, ranging from ultra-narrow to wide bandgap semiconductors, through enhancing the interfacial interaction between the III–V crystals and the growth substrates.

    • Yunxu Chen
    • , Jinxin Liu
    • , Mengqi Zeng
    • , Fangyun Lu
    • , Tianrui Lv
    • , Yuan Chang
    • , Haihui Lan
    • , Bin Wei
    • , Rong Sun
    • , Junfeng Gao
    • , Zhongchang Wang
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    Designing high-performance and energy efficient neural network hardware remains a challenge. Here, the authors develop a van der Waals hybrid synaptic device that features linear and symmetric conductance-update characteristics and demonstrate the feasibility for hardware neural network performing acoustic pattern recognition.

    • Seunghwan Seo
    • , Beom-Seok Kang
    • , Je-Jun Lee
    • , Hyo-Jun Ryu
    • , Sungjun Kim
    • , Hyeongjun Kim
    • , Seyong Oh
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    • , Keun Heo
    • , Saeroonter Oh
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    Ocean cold seeps are poorly understood relative to related systems like hydrothermal vents. Here the authors use high pressure bioreactors and microbial communities from a cold seep mud volcano and find a previously missing step of methane conversion to acetate that likely fuels heterotrophic communities.

    • Shanshan Yang
    • , Yongxin Lv
    • , Xipeng Liu
    • , Yinzhao Wang
    • , Qilian Fan
    • , Zhifeng Yang
    • , Nico Boon
    • , Fengping Wang
    • , Xiang Xiao
    •  & Yu Zhang

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    Ocean cold seeps are poorly understood relative to related systems like hydrothermal vents. Here the authors use high pressure bioreactors and microbial communities from a cold seep mud volcano and find a previously missing step of methane conversion to acetate that likely fuels heterotrophic communities.

    • Shanshan Yang
    • , Yongxin Lv
    • , Xipeng Liu
    • , Yinzhao Wang
    • , Qilian Fan
    • , Zhifeng Yang
    • , Nico Boon
    • , Fengping Wang
    • , Xiang Xiao
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    Heavy metals and metalloids pose major threats to health and environmental ecosystems, thus systems for low-cost remediation are needed. Here the authors report the scalable design of a hydrogen-bonded organic–inorganic framework for selective removal of trace heavy metal ions from water.

    • Ngoc T. Bui
    • , Hyungmook Kang
    • , Simon J. Teat
    • , Gregory M. Su
    • , Chih-Wen Pao
    • , Yi-Sheng Liu
    • , Edmond W. Zaia
    • , Jinghua Guo
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    • , Katie R. Meihaus
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    Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental plasma process of magnetic energy conversion to kinetic energy. Here, the authors show direct evidence of secondary reconnection in the filamentary currents within the flux ropes indicating a significant contribution to energy conversion in the kinetic scale during turbulent reconnection.

    • Shimou Wang
    • , Rongsheng Wang
    • , Quanming Lu
    • , Huishan Fu
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    To define and distinguish fibroblasts from vascular mural cells have remained challenging. Here, using single-cell RNA sequencing and tissue imaging, the authors provide a molecular basis for cell type classification and reveal inter- and intra-organ diversity of these cell types.

    • Lars Muhl
    • , Guillem Genové
    • , Stefanos Leptidis
    • , Jianping Liu
    • , Liqun He
    • , Giuseppe Mocci
    • , Ying Sun
    • , Sonja Gustafsson
    • , Byambajav Buyandelger
    • , Indira V. Chivukula
    • , Åsa Segerstolpe
    • , Elisabeth Raschperger
    • , Emil M. Hansson
    • , Johan L. M. Björkegren
    • , Xiao-Rong Peng
    • , Michael Vanlandewijck
    • , Urban Lendahl
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    Ocean cold seeps are poorly understood relative to related systems like hydrothermal vents. Here the authors use high pressure bioreactors and microbial communities from a cold seep mud volcano and find a previously missing step of methane conversion to acetate that likely fuels heterotrophic communities.

    • Shanshan Yang
    • , Yongxin Lv
    • , Xipeng Liu
    • , Yinzhao Wang
    • , Qilian Fan
    • , Zhifeng Yang
    • , Nico Boon
    • , Fengping Wang
    • , Xiang Xiao
    •  & Yu Zhang
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    Diagnosing a heart attack requires excessive testing and prolonged observation, which frequently requires hospital admission. Here the authors report a machine learning-based system based exclusively on ECG data that can help clinicians identify 37% more heart attacks during initial screening.

    • Salah Al-Zaiti
    • , Lucas Besomi
    • , Zeineb Bouzid
    • , Ziad Faramand
    • , Stephanie Frisch
    • , Christian Martin-Gill
    • , Richard Gregg
    • , Samir Saba
    • , Clifton Callaway
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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
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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
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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
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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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