Volume 603 Issue 7903

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Mobile mantle could explain volcanic hotspot locations p.796

Ancient records of Earth’s magnetic field seem to contradict a conceptual picture of how regions of volcanic activity form. Statistical modelling now reconciles these data with our understanding of mantle fluid dynamics.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00854-5

Mucus secretion blocked at its source in the lungs p.798

Higher than normal secretion of mucin, a molecular component of mucus, is a feature of many lung diseases. The development of a peptide that blocks mucin secretion in airway epithelial cells might lead to therapies.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00700-8

Constrained human genes under scrutiny p.799

A higher number of damaging variations in certain genes is associated with an increased likelihood that a man will be childless. A geneticist and an anthropologist discuss what can — and can’t — be learnt from this finding.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00693-4