Volume 596 Issue 7871



News Features

News & Views

Protein pile-up plays havoc in ageing nematode worms p.191

An analysis in ageing nematode worms reveals reductions in the tagging of certain proteins for clearance. This can lead to the accumulation of unnecessary proteins, in turn impairing cellular and tissue function.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02009-4

Chain-mail fabric stiffens under confining pressure p.196

The mechanical properties of chain mail have been revisited. The findings reveal that, under confining pressure, chain-mail-inspired materials can switch from pliable to stiff structures that have outstanding load-bearing capacities.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02116-2