Volume 576 Issue 7786



News Features

News & Views

Ready-made cellular plugs heal skin wounds p.215

The finding that a thin sheet of fibrous tissue under the skin contains a prefabricated, movable cellular sealant that can heal deep wounds might have implications for the treatment of scars and ulcers.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03602-4

Malaria parasites fine-tune mutations to resist drugs p.217

Drug resistance in malaria parasites is mediated by mutations in a transporter protein. The transporter’s structure reveals the molecular basis of how key mutations bring about resistance to different drugs.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03587-0

A step closer to the Sun’s secrets p.219

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is currently making a series of close encounters with the Sun. Initial observations from the spacecraft have improved our understanding of both the Sun and its environment.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03665-3

Wearable graphene sensors use ambient light to monitor health p.220

Graphene coated with nanoparticles has been used to make wearable light sensors that measure the human pulse and blood oxygen levels from ambient light passing through tissue, offering a potential platform for health-care monitoring.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03483-7