Volume 566 Issue 7744



News Features

News & Views

How broken sleep promotes cardiovascular disease p.329

The link between sleep and cardiovascular disease is poorly understood. Findings in mice now show that disrupted sleep causes the brain to signal the bone marrow to boost white blood cell production, damaging blood vessels.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00393-6

Tumours use a metabolic twist to make lipids p.333

To survive and divide, cancer cells need a constant supply of lipid molecules called monounsaturated fatty acids. Tumours can achieve this by an unsuspected route that harnesses a metabolic pathway also used in hair follicles.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00352-1