• Advertisement Feature |

    Advanced microscopy will further our understanding of the world and beyond. From simple light microscopes, to advanced electron microscopy, a better vision awaits.
    Image: Hitachi High-Technologies
  • Focal Point |

    Japan is breaking ground in areas the rest of the world will soon be addressing: old age, cancer, neuroscience. The tiny weapon of choice to defeat these diverse threats is nanomedicine.
    Image: © GiroScience / Alamy Stock Photo
  • Nature Outlook |

    Each year, more than 400,000 people worldwide develop tumours of the lymphatic system (lymphoma), and around half that number die from the disease. Better treatments are especially being sought for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — the incidence of which is climbing but for which successful treatments are elusive.
    Image: Ana Kova
  • Focal Point |

    Asia is shaping up to be a vaccine powerhouse. The signs are there in funding levels, and combined with Asian governments’ interest in biotechnology, and a highly skilled, highly educated workforce, pharma giants are looking east.
    Image: © Maria Toutoudaki/Photodisc/Getty
  • Nature Outline |

    Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating and incurable condition. But researchers have found fresh angles of attack, and a host of upcoming treatments raise the prospect of a durable victory against this common form of inflammatory bowel disease.
    Image: Iris Abols
  • Nature Index |

    Cities are the ideal setting for scientific exploration. They attract bright and diverse minds, are abuzz with creative activity, and can summon the capital to realize big ideas. Nature Index 2018 Science Cities profiles five science cities that are leaders in their regions. But each is contending with problems of equity and engagement that need to be addressed to keep them strong.
    Image: SambaPhoto/Cassio Vasconcellos/Getty Images
  • Spotlight |

    China’s former ancient capital of Xi’an stands to gain from the Belt and Road initiative, a government scheme to link the country across land and sea to Europe, Africa and the rest of Asia.
    Image: chuyu/iStock/Getty Images
  • Spotlight |

    Meet the neuroscientists breaking the walls around their discipline.
    Image: Illustration by David Parkins
  • Spotlight |

    Colombian science faces stark problems, but some researchers are finding reasons to be hopeful.
    Image: Jesse Kraft/EyeEm/Getty Images
  • Nature Outlook |

    If the goal of science is to improve people’s lives, it is to the world’s poorer nations that researchers should look.
    Image: Taj Francis
  • Spotlight |

    Deep local collaborations and research with local character are powerful drivers in Western Australia, one of the world’s most remote scientific communities.
    Image: Posnov/Getty Images