Volume 617 Issue 7962

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Phosphate-storing organelle discovered in fruit flies p.677

Inorganic phosphate is an essential mineral for cellular metabolism and signalling. It emerges that a fruit-fly organelle can store this chemical in the form of phospholipids, releasing it in times of need.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01410-5

Photon lights a path towards a nuclear clock p.678

A long-sought photon that is emitted by the nucleus of a thorium isotope has now been observed. The feat is a key step in efforts to build a nuclear clock, a device that is precise enough to probe the Universe’s best-kept secrets.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01631-8

A clue to the catalytic activation of splicing p.680

The processing of messenger RNA during splicing requires the activity of a complex of RNAs and proteins termed the spliceosome. Structural data shed light on previously mysterious aspects of splicing in humans.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01528-6

A step closer to making the mother of stem cells p.683

In the earliest stages of mammalian development, individual cells possess the unrestricted potential to form a new organism. Researchers are closing in on the goal of growing these cells in the laboratory.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01932-4

Molecular basis for muscle loss that causes cachexia p.684

Muscle loss during chronic disease is a life-threatening condition for which there is no effective treatment. The identification of an underlying molecular mechanism might offer new therapeutic targets.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01527-7