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Molecular control of macroscopic forces drives formation of the vertebrate hindgut

Molecular control of macroscopic forces drives formation of the vertebrate hindgut, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0865-9

Cell-labelling experiments are used to demonstrate that the hindgut in the chick embryo is formed by cells moving through the stationary caudal intestinal portal as a result of a contractile force gradient directed by fibroblast growth factor signalling.

Cinematic and scientific techniques combine to show how a long-extinct creature moved

Cinematic and scientific techniques combine to show how a long-extinct creature moved, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00138-5

Dynamic computer modelling addresses the question of how early vertebrates got about on land.

Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure

Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0850-3

Inspired by the enhanced mechanical strength of microstructured metals, damage-tolerant architected materials are developed in which the internal structure is granular, with different regions having different lattice orientations.

Cryptic DNA sequences may help cells survive starvation

Cryptic DNA sequences may help cells survive starvation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00183-0

Stretches of non-coding DNA in genes called introns could have an important survival function.

Magnetic and magnetic inverse spin Hall effects in a non-collinear antiferromagnet

Magnetic and magnetic inverse spin Hall effects in a non-collinear antiferromagnet, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0853-0

A magnetic contribution to the spin Hall effect is observed in the non-collinear antiferromagnet Mn3Sn, which is attributed to momentum-dependent spin splitting produced by non-collinear magnetic order.

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation

Introns are mediators of cell response to starvation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0859-7

Transcriptomic and genetic analyses of a deletion set of all known introns in genes of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae indicate that introns promote resistance to starvation.

Interacting neural ensembles in orbitofrontal cortex for social and feeding behaviour

Interacting neural ensembles in orbitofrontal cortex for social and feeding behaviour, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0866-8

Distinct but partially overlapping subsets of neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex of mice respond to feeding and/or social stimuli and, when optogenetically stimulated at single-cell resolution, specifically regulate reward-seeking behaviours.

Daily briefing: WHO calls out ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as top 10 health threat

Daily briefing: WHO calls out ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as top 10 health threat, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00188-9

Anti-vaccination sentiment up there with deadly air pollution, Ebola and antibiotic resistance. Plus: the Milky Way is awesome and there’s a plant growing on the Moon.

Podcast: RNA splicing in yeast, and a walking fossil

Podcast: RNA splicing in yeast, and a walking fossil, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00181-2

Benjamin Thompson and Charlotte Stoddart bring you the latest science news.

3D printing mimics metals

3D printing mimics metals, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00139-4

Additive manufacturing combines with metallurgy to design strong, lightweight materials.

Reverse-engineering the locomotion of a stem amniote

Reverse-engineering the locomotion of a stem amniote, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0851-2

Quantitative explorations using biomechanics and robotics of the gait of Orobates, a stem amniote, indicate that the development of relatively erect, power-saving and balanced locomotion preceded the diversification of crown amniotes

Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation

Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00150-9

The extinction of wild species could jeopardize the viability of commercial coffee varieties.

HIF-1α metabolically controls collagen synthesis and modification in chondrocytes

HIF-1α metabolically controls collagen synthesis and modification in chondrocytes, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0874-3

Increased glutamine metabolism caused by unregulated HIF-1α signalling in mouse chondrocytes results in increased post-translational modification of collagen and skeletal dysplasia, demonstrating that strict regulation of HIF-1α signalling in chondrocytes is essential for normal bone growth.

Watch: Robot reveals how ancient reptile ancestor moved

Watch: Robot reveals how ancient reptile ancestor moved, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00186-x

Scientists use a combination of x-ray video, computer modelling and robotics to reanimate 280 million year old fossil.

A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor

A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0857-9

A kiwellin protein in maize is found to inhibit the activity of the secreted enzyme chorismate mutase from a maize-infecting pathogenic fungus, suggesting a role for kiwellins in plant immunity.

Excised linear introns regulate growth in yeast

Excised linear introns regulate growth in yeast, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0828-1

A set of 34 excised introns in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, characterized by having a short distance between the lariat branch point and the 3′ splice site, have a biological function within the TOR growth-signalling network.

Atomic-scale hardening mechanisms apply on larger scales in ‘architected’ materials

Atomic-scale hardening mechanisms apply on larger scales in ‘architected’ materials, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00042-y

Metals can be strengthened by mechanisms that work on the atomic scale. These same mechanisms used at a much larger scale have been found to also strengthen materials that contain hierarchical, engineered substructures.

Photoredox catalysis using infrared light via triplet fusion upconversion

Photoredox catalysis using infrared light via triplet fusion upconversion, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0835-2

Photoredox transformations are achieved with infrared light by using triplet fusion upconversion that converts infrared into visible light, enabling the use of photoredox chemistry on larger scales and through barriers that are impenetrable by visible light.

US astronomers plot wish list for the next decade

US astronomers plot wish list for the next decade, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00172-3

Survey to set field’s priorities is haunted by ghosts of past efforts.

Plants fight fungi using kiwellin proteins

Plants fight fungi using kiwellin proteins, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00092-2

Fungal infection can affect crop yield. A plant protein found to counter fungal-induced interference with host metabolism illuminates antifungal defences and mechanisms that inhibit metabolic enzymes.

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