Volume 607 Issue 7918

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Sediment study finds the pulse of tropical glaciers p.241

In regions of the globe at middle and high latitudes, glacial periods have waxed and waned for hundreds of millennia. Glacier-derived sediment in a Peruvian lake suggests that tropical glaciers have moved to a similar beat.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01841-6

A gene-expression axis defines neuron behaviour p.243

A combination of functional imaging and gene-expression profiling in brain tissue has been used to unravel the properties of 35 subtypes of neuron in mice, revealing a gene-expression axis that governs each subtype’s activity.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01640-z

100-year-old pandemic flu viruses yield new genomes p.244

Lung samples housed in medical archives have yielded three genomes for the influenza A virus that caused the 1918 global pandemic. The sequences reveal mutations that might have triggered the pandemic’s devastating second wave.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01741-9

Odd living matter defies the golden rule of mechanics p.246

Self-assembling ‘crystals’ of starfish embryos exhibit a curious behaviour termed odd elasticity, which seemingly violates Newton’s laws of classical mechanics. This discovery poses questions for physicists and biologists alike.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01840-7

Norovirus from the mouths of babes p.247

The discovery that gut viruses can be transmitted from mouse pups to their mothers in saliva during breastfeeding reveals previously unrecognized sites of viral replication and means of viral transmission.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01731-x