Volume 613 Issue 7942

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Heartbeat of brain tumours targeted p.29

Analysis of an invasive brain cancer reveals that networks of tumour cells are linked to small groups of ‘pacemaker’ cells in which levels of calcium ions pulse periodically, driving a signal through the network that causes tumour growth.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04354-4

Senescent cells damage the body throughout life p.30

Cells in a state of arrested growth, called senescence, have been characterized in skeletal muscle in mice. Senescent cells promote inflammation and block regeneration, and thus might induce harmful changes in aged muscle.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04430-9

Global estimates of excess deaths from COVID-19 p.31

Estimating the number of deaths attributable to COVID-19 around the world is a complex task — as highlighted by one attempt to measure global excess mortality in 2020 and 2021.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04138-w

Electric switch found for a superconductor p.33

Ferroelectricity has been found in a superconducting compound. Strong coupling between these two properties enables ferroelectric control of the superconductivity, which could prove useful for quantum devices.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04491-w

How to feed the world while reducing nitrogen pollution p.34

An analysis of more than 1,500 field observations has identified a collection of agricultural practices that can improve the use of nitrogen fertilizers — boosting crop yields while reducing environmental pollution.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04490-x