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Nature Milestones in Cytoskeleton

Published on 1 December, Nature Milestones in Cytoskeleton is a collaboration from Nature, Nature Cell Biology and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, focusing on ground-breaking advances in cytoskeleton research. Developments in the past 60 years range from the discovery of actomyosin to the identification of molecular motors, and from fluorescence analogue cytochemistry and differential interference contrast microscopy to single-molecule in vitro assays and optical traps.  Read more

Signaling Gateway publishes 500th molecule page

The UCSD-Nature Signaling Gateway has recently published HB-EGF, its 500th Molecule Page. Each week, the gateway publishes several of these concise, free review articles on a diverse range of signalling molecules, from transcription factors to membrane receptors. In addition to these published pages, the Molecule Pages database also includes key information about the biological, biochemical and functional activities of thousands of signalling molecules. There is now a new ‘getting started guide’ for a quick overview of the anatomy of a Molecule Page.  Read more

Nature celebrates Darwin and his work

Next year will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin, perhaps the most influential scientist of modern times. In this week’s issue (20 November), Nature presents a special collection of news, features, research and analysis of Darwin, his life, his science and his legacy. This special will be updated throughout 2009 with essays, podcasts and free educational resources, as well as news from the Darwin200 consortium of organizations celebrating this landmark event. The first installment is here. From the current issue (20 November 2008), all of which can be accessed from Nature‘s Darwin main page:  … Read more

Nature Methods, looking back and moving forward

The fourth anniversary of Nature Methods’ arrival on the publishing scene and a change in leadership offer an opportunity for reflection and editorial fine-tuning, as described in the journal’s November Editorial (5, 911; 2008).  Read more

Metabolic syndrome: free web focus

Nature Publishing Group has created a web focus ‘Metabolic Syndrome 2008’ — showcasing a collection of original research articles from our academic and clinical practice journals that provide further insight into this global disease. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 50 million Americans — almost one in four American adults. Approximately seven per cent of adults in their 20s and about 40 per cent of adults over the age of 40 meet the criteria for the syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together and increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions — increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels — contributes to the risk of serious disease and in combination, the risk is even greater.  Read more

Launch of Protein Structure Initiative-Nature Structural Genomics Knowledgebase

Last week, Matt Day announced Nature Publishing Group (NPG)‘s latest website: the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI)-Nature Structural Genomics Knowledgebase. Matt writes that the new addition to NPG’s existing collection of gateways and databases is “a collaboration with the Protein Structure Initiative, a large scale NIH-funded consortium to develop and apply high-throughput techniques for protein structure determination. They’ve been highly successful in generating new technologies that are available for others to use, and they’ve shown that structure determination work can be scaled up significantly.  Read more

Register for Nature Chemistry e-alerts

Stay informed about plans for Nature Chemistry, the newest journal from Nature Publishing Group, whcih will be launched in early 2009, by signing up to the journal’s email alert. Register to receive both the chemistry@nature e-alert, and when the journal is published, the monthly Nature Chemistry table of contents e-alert.  Read more

Horizons: Life, logic and information

In the latest article in Nature‘s Horizons series, which are visions of the scientific future, Nobel laureate Paul Nurse explores the agenda for treating organisms, at any level, as information machines (Nature 454, 424-426; 2008). It’s his belief that one great challenge for biology is to isolate, in particular within cells, the modules by which information of many types – whether genetic or environmental in ultimate origin – is coded, propagated and interpreted, and how cells are organized so as to process such information. To read this article and the other Horizons, visit the Horizons web focus.  Read more