Volume 571 Issue 7763



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Metabolic signal curbs cancer-cell migration p.39

Metastasis, the migration of tumour cells from their primary site, is associated with poor prognosis. A molecule made during cell metabolism limits metastasis, revealing that this metabolite restrains cancer progression.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01934-9

Star-like cells spark behavioural hyperactivity in mice p.43

A molecular dialogue between neurons and star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the striatum of the mouse brain leads to behavioural hyperactivity and inattentiveness that are reminiscent of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01949-2