Volume 621 Issue 7979

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Immune treatment tackles chronic obstructive pulmonary disease p.476

Smoking causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Some people with this disease have high levels of eosinophil cells, which is typical of the type 2 category of inflammation, and blocking such inflammation improves their lung health.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02517-5

Bacteria deliver water channels to infect plants p.478

A wide range of harmful bacteria introduce proteins into plant cells. Some of these proteins move to the cell membrane and serve as channels for water and nutrients, creating favourable conditions for bacterial growth beside plant cells.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02767-3

Waste product from wood finally used to make glue p.479

Scientists have had limited success in converting lignin, a structural component of plants, into high-value products. The discovery that lignin can be used as a wood glue could be a game-changer for biorefineries.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02864-3