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Interspecies communication in complex microbiome environments occurs through the small molecules, peptides, and proteins produced by both the host and the microbial residents, as highlighted in this collection of recent articles from Nature Portfolio.
In recent years, HFNL has been in the spotlight for developing the world’s first sub-nanometre Raman imaging, single-protein spin resonance spectroscopy, satellite quantum communication, and the fastest quantum computers.
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COP15 will bring together governments from across the world to chart the course that could help transform society’s relationship with nature. As the host country, China stands ready to facilitate this landmark conference that will agree on goals and actions that put nature at the center of decision making.
When developing a research programme and direction, some scientists can find it helpful to create a mission statement to make clear their scientific ambitions. Nature speaks to working scientists about creating a research philosophy.
Everyone wants the best for their children, but sometimes biological miscues obstruct that hope. This is true for sickle-cell disease, a disorder in which red blood cells take on an abnormal shape — leading to pain, organ damage and shorter lives.
The availability of big data has greatly expanded opportunities to study society and human behaviour through the prism of computational analyses. The resulting field is known as computational social science and is defined by its interdisciplinary approaches. However, this type of cross-discipline work is intrinsically challenging, calling for the development of new collaborations and toolkits. In this Nature special collection of articles, we explore some of the fundamental questions and opportunities in computational social science.
Researchers are rethinking the nature and potential of matter. From new metal mixes that form more efficient catalysts to bio-inspired super-black products, their work is driving advances in manufacturing, drug discovery and product design.