Physical sciences

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Physical sciences are those academic disciplines that aim to uncover the underlying laws of nature - often written in the language of mathematics. It is a collective term for areas of study including astronomy, chemistry, materials science and physics.

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    The development of selective ubiquitin-specific protease-7 (USP7) inhibitors GNE-6640 and GNE-6776, which induce tumour cell death and reveal differential kinetics of Lys-48 and Lys-63-linked ubiquitin chain depolymerization by USP7.

    • Lorna Kategaya
    • , Paola Di Lello
    • , Lionel Rougé
    • , Richard Pastor
    • , Kevin R. Clark
    • , Jason Drummond
    • , Tracy Kleinheinz
    • , Eva Lin
    • , John-Paul Upton
    • , Sumit Prakash
    • , Johanna Heideker
    • , Mark McCleland
    • , Maria Stella Ritorto
    • , Dario R. Alessi
    • , Matthias Trost
    • , Travis W. Bainbridge
    • , Michael C. M. Kwok
    • , Taylur P. Ma
    • , Zachary Stiffler
    • , Bradley Brasher
    • , Yinyan Tang
    • , Priyadarshini Jaishankar
    • , Brian R. Hearn
    • , Adam R. Renslo
    • , Michelle R. Arkin
    • , Frederick Cohen
    • , Kebing Yu
    • , Frank Peale
    • , Florian Gnad
    • , Matthew T. Chang
    • , Christiaan Klijn
    • , Elizabeth Blackwood
    • , Scott E. Martin
    • , William F. Forrest
    • , James A. Ernst
    • , Chudi Ndubaku
    • , Xiaojing Wang
    • , Maureen H. Beresini
    • , Vickie Tsui
    • , Carsten Schwerdtfeger
    • , Robert A. Blake
    • , Jeremy Murray
    • , Till Maurer
    •  & Ingrid E. Wertz
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    The magnetic moment of the antiproton is measured at the parts-per-billion level, improving on previous measurements by a factor of about 350.

    • C. Smorra
    • , S. Sellner
    • , M. J. Borchert
    • , J. A. Harrington
    • , T. Higuchi
    • , H. Nagahama
    • , T. Tanaka
    • , A. Mooser
    • , G. Schneider
    • , M. Bohman
    • , K. Blaum
    • , Y. Matsuda
    • , C. Ospelkaus
    • , W. Quint
    • , J. Walz
    • , Y. Yamazaki
    •  & S. Ulmer
    Nature 550, 371–374
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    Metabolic flux analysis in mice reveals that lactate often acts as the primary carbon source for the tricarboxylic acid cycle both in normal tissues and in tumour microenvironments.

    • Sheng Hui
    • , Jonathan M. Ghergurovich
    • , Raphael J. Morscher
    • , Cholsoon Jang
    • , Xin Teng
    • , Wenyun Lu
    • , Lourdes A. Esparza
    • , Tannishtha Reya
    • , Le Zhan
    • , Jessie Yanxiang Guo
    • , Eileen White
    •  & Joshua D. Rabinowitz
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    Disordered nanoscale striations on petals, tepals and bracts have evolved multiple times among flowering plants and provide a salient visual signal to foraging bumblebees (Bombus terrestris).

    • Edwige Moyroud
    • , Tobias Wenzel
    • , Rox Middleton
    • , Paula J. Rudall
    • , Hannah Banks
    • , Alison Reed
    • , Greg Mellers
    • , Patrick Killoran
    • , M. Murphy Westwood
    • , Ullrich Steiner
    • , Silvia Vignolini
    •  & Beverley J. Glover
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    Identification of a transmembrane protein, Mfsd2b, that is essential for the export of the signalling molecule sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) from red blood cells and platelets.

    • Thiet M. Vu
    • , Ayako-Nakamura Ishizu
    • , Juat Chin Foo
    • , Xiu Ru Toh
    • , Fangyu Zhang
    • , Ding Ming Whee
    • , Federico Torta
    • , Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot
    • , Takayoshi Matsumura
    • , Sangho Kim
    • , Sue-Anne E. S. Toh
    • , Toshio Suda
    • , David L. Silver
    • , Markus R. Wenk
    •  & Long N. Nguyen

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