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To support urgent research to combat the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the editorial teams at Nature Research have curated a collection of relevant articles.
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.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the etiologic agent of AIDS – is one of the most intensively studied disease organism in history. Since its first identification in the early 1980s, HIV has transformed into a pandemic, globally infecting more 36 million people and annually contributing to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of patients – particularly in low income countries.
Autoimmunity is an underlying cause of many diseases. This collection of Research, Reviews and News articles from several Nature journals covers the latest advances in genetic and epigenetic research into autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases.
A Focus issue of Nature Reviews Immunology highlighting the latest advances in cancer immunotherapy, including checkpoint blockade, cancer vaccines and modulation of the tumour microenvironment to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy.
In this Focus issue, five Review articles discuss how factors such as maternal nutrition, microbial colonization, infection and pregnancy-associated microchimerism shape the developing immune system, influencing its response to pathogens and vaccines, the risk of allergic and immune-mediated diseases, and future reproductive success.
This article series of Nature Reviews Immunology will feature articles that discuss the past progress and latest developments in the intersection between cell death and immunity, in the context of infection, cancer and other settings.