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    This Collection highlights selected articles from across the Nature Portfolio that document the recent progress in understanding the biology of Extracellular Vesicle-mediated cell–cell communication and advances in clinical translation of EVs.

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    This collection highlights recent papers published in Nature Portfolio journals on topics across embryonic development & stem cells, reproductive biology, synthetic tissues & embryo models, clinical & translational research and tissue stem cells.

  • To address health disparities and facilitate increasingly personalized treatments, Horwitz, Riley, Millan & Gunawardane call for the development of new models for basic and disease research that reflect diverse ancestral backgrounds and sex, and for the inclusion of diverse populations among donors and research participants.

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    • As a major microenvironmental component in B cell lymphomas, T cells are highly relevant for current immunotherapeutic treatment strategies of such tumours. A study now provides an unprecedented multimodal insight into the composition and features of T cell subsets of the four main types of nodal B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

      • Ralf Küppers
      News & Views
    • The generation of clathrin-coated vesicles during endocytosis requires the co-ordinated recruitment of dozens of proteins to the plasma membrane. We discovered that the plant TPLATE (or TSET) complex (TPC) undergoes biomolecular condensation through interactions with plasma membrane phospholipids and, via weak multivalent interactions, recruits clathrin and other endocytic proteins to facilitate the efficient progression of endocytosis.

      Research Briefing
    • Despite a growing understanding of the immunostimulatory properties of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), little is known about how and why mtDNA escapes its mitochondrial confines. A study now describes an endosomal trafficking pathway that facilitates mtDNA egress and provides an additional mechanism of mtDNA release in vitro.

      • Kate McArthur
      • Benjamin T. Kile
      News & Views
    • How do metabolic stresses trigger catabolic autophagy for cell survival? A study now reveals that the metabolite sensor Pho81 integrates into and activates the kinase activity of the Atg1 complex for pexophagy triggered by phosphate starvation. This demonstrates the plasticity of the autophagy-initiating Atg1 complex.

      • Xiaoli Ma
      • Hong Zhang
      News & Views
    • Lipids have a pivotal role in the growth of oocytes and fertilized eggs. Ultra-sensitive lipidome analysis provides a complete overview of the lipid profile during early embryonic development and brings insights into how dynamic lipid remodelling determines the fate of mammalian embryos.

      • Megumi Ibayashi
      • Satoshi Tsukamoto
      News & Views
  • In this piece, I share a personal encounter that underscores the glaring gaps in conference accessibility and challenges faced by disabled academics. I reveal historical biases and resistance to change and propose ways to transform conferences into more inclusive spaces, ensuring that all scientists can fully participate in the scientific discourse.

    • Urszula Lucja McClurg
    World View
  • Eiji Hara is a professor at the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan. Eiji recalls the discovery of the basis for the irreversibility of cellular senescence, published in Nature Cell Biology in 2006.

    • Eiji Hara
    Turning Points
  • Pietro De Camilli is a professor of neuroscience and of cell biology at Yale University, CT, as well as an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Pietro discusses how his group’s 1999 Nature Cell Biology study linking amphiphysin with dynamin in clathrin-mediated endocytosis came to be.

    • Pietro De Camilli
    Turning Points
  • Huck-Hui Ng is a senior group leader at the Genome Institute of Singapore of A*STAR. In this article, Ng revisits the 2009 Nature Cell Biology study in which he and his team described the role of Esrrb in somatic cell reprogramming.

    • Huck-Hui Ng
    Turning Points
  • Sarah Teichmann, head of cellular genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, reflects on the dawn of the single-cell genomics era and a pivotal decision that changed the course of her career.

    • Sarah A. Teichmann
    Turning Points
  • Maria Antonietta (Antonella) De Matteis is a professor of biology at the University of Naples Federico II and leads the cell biology programme at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Pozzuoli, Italy. Antonella recalls the beginning of her research program on phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) at the Golgi, published in our pages in 1999 and 2004.

    • Maria Antonietta De Matteis
    Turning Points


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