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Research this month from the Asia-Pacific

  • Nature Photonics

    Measurement of non-monotonic Casimir forces between silicon nanostructures

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 9 January 2017 | doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.254

    Department of Physics, HKUST

  • Nature Nanotechnology

    Magnesium silicide nanoparticles as a deoxygenation agent for cancer starvation therapy

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 9 January 2017 | doi: 10.1038/nnano.2016.280

    State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, SICCAS

    Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, ECNU

  • Nature Photonics

    Three-dimensional all-dielectric photonic topological insulator

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.253

    ANU Nonlinear Physics Centre

  • Nature Chemical Biology

    β2-adrenergic receptor control of endosomal PTH receptor signaling via Gβγ

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2267

    Department of Molecular Pharmacology, TMDU

  • Nature Physics

    Observation of topological valley transport of sound in sonic crystals

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nphys3999

    MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, WHU

    School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, SCUT

    Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), WHU

  • Nature Physics

    Skyrmion Hall effect revealed by direct time-resolved X-ray microscopy

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nphys4000

    WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University

  • Nature Chemical Biology

    Orthogonal lipid sensors identify transbilayer asymmetry of plasma membrane cholesterol

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2268

    Department of Applied Chemistry, KHU

    College of Life Sciences, KHU

    WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University

    Department of Applied Life Sciences, Kyoto University

  • Nature

    mTORC1 and muscle regeneration are regulated by the LINC00961-encoded SPAR polypeptide

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 26 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nature21034

    Medical Institute of Bioregulation (MIB), Kyushu University

    Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo), Tohoku University

  • Nature Communications

    Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate change

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 23 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13965

    School of Biological Sciences, UC

    School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (GPEM), UQ

  • Nature Communications

    Origin of stabilization and destabilization in solid-state redox reaction of oxide ions for lithium-ion batteries

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 23 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13814

    School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University

    Frontier Research Institute for Materials Science, NITech

    Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), JST

    Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science Yamaguchi

    RIKEN Bioengineering Laboratory

    Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS), KEK

    Department of Materials Structure Science, Sokendai

    Ritsumeikan University SR Center (RitsSR)

  • Nature Communications

    Daxx inhibits hypoxia-induced lung cancer cell metastasis by suppressing the HIF-1α/HDAC1/Slug axis

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 22 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13867

    Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Academia Sinica

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), CGU

    Department of Pathology, NTUH

    Institute of Clinical Medicine, NCKU

    Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica

    Department of Medical Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital

    Department of Internal Medicine, NTUH

    Academia Sinica Plant Genome Center (ASPGC)

    Graduate Institute of Health Industry Technology, CGUST

    Research Center for Industry of Human Ecology, CGUST

  • Nature Communications

    A plant tendril mimic soft actuator with phototunable bending and chiral twisting motion modes

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 22 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13981

    Medical School, SEU

    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, SEU

    Jiangsu Optoelectronic Functional Materials and Engineering Laboratory, SEU

    State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, SEU

  • Nature

    Self-assembly of tetravalent Goldberg polyhedra from 144 small components

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 22 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nature20771

    Department of Chemistry, UTokyo

    Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), JST

    Accelerated Innovation Research Initiative Turning Top Science and Ideas into High-Impact Values (ACCEL), JST

    WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University

    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

    Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)

  • Nature Communications

    Direct observation of exceptional points in coupled photonic-crystal lasers with asymmetric optical gains

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 21 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13893

    Department of Physics, KU

  • Nature

    Identification of an atypical monocyte and committed progenitor involved in fibrosis

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 21 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nature20611

    Laboratory of Host Defense, Osaka University

    Department of Host Defense, Osaka University

    Laboratory of Biofunctional Imaging, Osaka University

    Research Center for Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscopy (UHVEM), Osaka University

    Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

    Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), JST

    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Rheumatic Diseases, Osaka University

  • Nature

    Evolution of the global phosphorus cycle

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 21 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nature20772

    Center for Earth Surface System Dynamics, UTokyo

    State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, CUPB

  • Nature

    Reducing phosphorus accumulation in rice grains with an impaired transporter in the node

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 21 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/nature20610

    Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR), Okayama University

    Advanced Science Research Center, Okayama University

    Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (GSALS), UTokyo

  • Molecular Psychiatry

    Structural dysconnectivity of key cognitive and emotional hubs in young people at high genetic risk for bipolar disorder

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 20 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.216

    School of Psychiatry, UNSW

    Black Dog Institute

    Prince of Wales Private Hospital

    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Metro North Hospital and Health Service

    Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHEBA), UNSW

    Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

  • The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology

    Experimental warming reveals positive feedbacks to climate change in the Eurasian Steppe

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 20 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.180

    MOA Key Laboratory of Dryland Agriculture, CAAS

    State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change (LVEC), IBCAS

    Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), CAS

  • Nature Communications

    Energy dissipation from a correlated system driven out of equilibrium

  • Research ArticleAbstract

    Published: 20 December 2016 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms13761

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

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