Volume 595 Issue 7866



News Features

News & Views

Malaria vaccine gets a parasite boost in the liver p.173

Effective malaria vaccines are urgently needed. Now, clinical evidence indicates that a vaccination approach that uses live parasites growing in the liver can generate high levels of immune protection from infection.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01720-6

How to buffer against an urban food shortage p.175

There is widespread concern that the risk of food shocks — sudden disruptions to food supply — is increasing. It emerges that a city’s vulnerability to food shocks can be reduced by diversifying its supply chains.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01758-6

Engineered single-domain antibodies tackle COVID variants p.176

Camels and llamas make antibodies that bind to targets using small, ‘nanobody’ protein domains. Mice have now been engineered to make nanobodies that might be more effective than conventional antibodies in treating COVID-19.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01721-5