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August 16, 2018

Nature

Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal

Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal

Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal, Published online: 16 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05994-1

Analysis finds that prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment.

by Sara Reardon at August 16, 2018 12:00 AM

August 15, 2018

Nature

Dilemma over AI and drug patenting already under debate

Dilemma over AI and drug patenting already under debate

Dilemma over AI and drug patenting already under debate, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05955-8

Dilemma over AI and drug patenting already under debate

by Patrick Courtney at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Modulating plant growth–metabolism coordination for sustainable agriculture

Modulating plant growth–metabolism coordination for sustainable agriculture

Modulating plant growth–metabolism coordination for sustainable agriculture, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0415-5

The balance of DELLA and GRF4 proteins in plants ensures the co-regulation of growth with metabolism and tipping this balance towards GRF4 leads to higher efficiency of nitrogen use.

by Xiangdong Fu at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Marine heatwaves under global warming

Marine heatwaves under global warming

Marine heatwaves under global warming, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0383-9

Satellite observations and Earth system model simulations reveal that marine heatwaves have increased in recent decades and will increase further in terms of frequency, intensity, duration and spatial extent.

by Nicolas Gruber at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Podcast: Bumblebees, opioids, and ocean weather

Podcast: Bumblebees, opioids, and ocean weather

Podcast: Bumblebees, opioids, and ocean weather, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05981-6

Benjamin Thompson and Adam Levy bring the latest science news to your ears.

August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Speed up global ban on industrial trans fats in food

Speed up global ban on industrial trans fats in food

Speed up global ban on industrial trans fats in food, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05953-w

Speed up global ban on industrial trans fats in food

by Igor Pravst at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

How digital drug users could help to halt the US opioid epidemic

How digital drug users could help to halt the US opioid epidemic

How digital drug users could help to halt the US opioid epidemic, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05939-8

Agent-based modelling offers opportunities to explore the complex social interactions at the heart of the addiction crisis.

by Sara Reardon at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

An immune response with a sweet tooth

An immune response with a sweet tooth

An immune response with a sweet tooth, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05854-y

A previously unknown pathway that enables mammalian cells to recognize infection and trigger an immune response requires a kinase enzyme in the host cell to bind a sugar molecule produced by infecting bacteria.

by John-Demian Sauer at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Restoration of vision after de novo genesis of rod photoreceptors in mammalian retinas

Restoration of vision after de novo genesis of rod photoreceptors in mammalian retinas

Restoration of vision after de novo genesis of rod photoreceptors in mammalian retinas, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0425-3

Müller glia in mature mouse retina can be stimulated to produce rod cells; this treatment restores visual responses in a model of congenital blindness.

by Bo Chen at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Cooperative asymmetric reactions combining photocatalysis and enzymatic catalysis

Cooperative asymmetric reactions combining photocatalysis and enzymatic catalysis

Cooperative asymmetric reactions combining photocatalysis and enzymatic catalysis, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0413-7

A cooperative chemoenzymatic reaction combines photocatalytic alkene isomerization with enzymatic reduction to generate enantioenriched products in a stereoconvergent manner.

by John F. Hartwig at August 15, 2018 12:00 AM