Volume 621 Issue 7977

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Cardiac cycle inspires optimized pipe flow p.43

Pulsatile driving of pipe flow that imitates waveforms measured in the human aorta has been shown to suppress turbulence and increase the energy efficiency of the transport of fluids in pipes.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02739-7

A drowned future for coastal ecosystems p.44

Tidal marshes, mangroves and coral reefs support the livelihoods of millions of people. Most of these ecosystems will be vulnerable to submergence owing to rapid sea-level rise if global warming exceeds 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02595-5

Dynamic ion channel defies dogma p.46

It is well established that proteins in the TRP family of ion channels assemble from four subunits. But do they always do this? A five-subunit structure has now been observed, and might be involved in channel regulation.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02486-9

Surface interaction propels molecule forwards p.49

The interaction of a molecule with a specific surface has been shown to produce consistent unidirectional motion driven by voltage pulses. The mechanism can even facilitate the transport of molecular cargo.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02565-x