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This collection of primary research articles, reviews and protocols focuses on an emerging topic of mechanobiology, highlighting the broad involvement of mechanical forces in different biological contexts, their roles in development, physiology and disease, and how these forces are sensed and transduced to produce biologically-relevant responses. The collection also showcases new technical approaches to modulate mechanobiology, which in the future could be used to control cell fate and behaviour for therapeutic benefits.
New technologies to study stem cells have increased our knowledge about their physiological roles and contributions to development, ageing, regeneration and disease. This collection showcases research articles, reviews and protocols from across the Nature journals to highlight the striking advances made in basic and translational stem cell research.
Image: Benedetta Artegiani and Delilah Hendriks, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
This collection includes recent articles from across the Nature group of journals and showcases both the latest advances in the methodologies used to study genome organization, and our recent understanding of how genome organization and nuclear architecture regulate gene expression, cell fate and cell function in physiology and disease.
We highlight regulatory RNAs with a Focus of commissioned Reviews, an Editorial, related research articles and commentaries published by Nature Cell Biology. Regulatory RNAs and their associated modifications constitute a regulatory network with high relevance for development and disease.
We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nature Cell Biology with a series of specially commissioned Reviews and Perspectives across the diverse areas of the journal’s scope, and a collection of Nature Cell Biology research articles spanning the last two decades.
Nature Cell Biology presents a series of specially commissioned articles that will discuss recent advances and outstanding questions driving this expanding and diverse field. An accompanying online library contains research and Review articles on this topic published in the past two years by Nature Cell Biology and the Nature journals.
We highlight tumour metastasis with a Series of commissioned Reviews, an Editorial and a selection of relevant research articles and comments published in Nature Cell Biology. Tumour metastasis is a rapidly evolving field, with implications for understanding fundamental cancer biology and designing improved therapeutic strategies.
Image: Original artwork by Julian Manzanares of Illes Balears, Spain
In this collection of Turning Point articles, women researchers from around the world and of diverse scientific backgrounds recount some of their personal stories, and share the challenges and successes that marked their careers in research.