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Understanding Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurological condition that affects the brain and other parts of the nervous system. The gradual loss of nerve cells leads...

The history of the Universe in the blink of an eye

The history of our Universe is written in the skies. Radio astronomers can detect ancient signals from the dawn of time as well as light from our...

Human lab rats in virtual reality

Virtual-reality technology is being used to decode the inner workings of the human brain. By tasking people and rodents with solving puzzles inside...

Space experts react to the Apollo 11 Moon landings

Half a century ago, a human set foot on the moon for the first time. Nature invited three experts to rewatch the highlights of the landing,...

Insect-sized robot takes flight: RoboBee X-Wing

For years, scientists have wanted to create flying robotic vehicles the size of insects. The tricky bit has been building something that can...

Immunology wars: The battle with HIV

HIV pushes the immune system to its limits. Our body's usual antiviral arsenal is coordinated, in part, by immune cells called Helper T cells. But...

From mice to mouse lemurs: A new model organism?

Could the tiny mouse lemur be the next big thing in genetics research? Researchers from Stanford university certainly think so, and they are using...

The microbes that live with us from cradle to grave

Inside your body there are trillions of microscopic organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea - collectively known as the microbiota. Over...

A tale of three lizards: The problem with predators

Introducing a new top-predator onto islands in the Caribbean turned out to be bad news for some small tree-dwelling lizards. Ecologists spent six...

Biosimilars: complex copycat drugs

The patents on many well-known biological drugs will soon expire, giving drug developers the opportunity to make generic versions. Making an exact...

Understanding transition

For transgender people, transitioning to a life reflecting one's gender identity can be a defining process. But until recently, relatively little...

Scientists react to first image of a black hole

As the first ever picture of a black hole was revealed, we asked researchers what this breakthrough means for them and for science. Read more in...

The first image of a black hole: A three minute guide

Astronomers from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration have taken the first ever image of a black hole - at the heart of the galaxy M87. Read...

Pyroclastic flows: The secret of their deadly speed

When a volcano erupts, pyroclastic flows are often the biggest danger to anyone nearby. These fast-flowing currents of rock, ash and extremely hot...