Volume 610 Issue 7931

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Female birds disguised as males get extra food p.259

Around 20% of female hummingbirds have plumage that is characteristic of the males of the species. Evidence for why this happens offers a surprising perspective on how evolution helps to maintain colour variations.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03177-7

A walk in the wild helps to tailor robotic leg exoskeletons p.260

An innovative approach to controlling wearable robots takes the optimization process out of the laboratory. The method uses a data-driven model to infer a user’s energy consumption and to personalize the assistance it provides.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03175-9

SARS-CoV-2 mimics a host protein to bypass defences p.262

It emerges that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has evolved to mimic one of the histone proteins that package DNA in the cell nucleus. This mimicry leads to disrupted gene transcription and a diminished antiviral response.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-02930-2

Human brain organoids influence rat behaviour p.265

Human tissue resembling the brain’s cortex can be grown from stem cells in vitro. Transplanting this tissue into a developing rat cortex enables it to mature, integrate into neuronal circuits and influence behaviour.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-02977-1