Research highlights

Female flies have soft spots for male genitalia

The reproductive tracts of female fruit flies have evolved to minimize damage caused by mating

Star-crossed models of white matter disease

Neural support cells implicated in childhood diseases of the brain’s fatty high-speed transmission lines

Beauty is in the prefrontal cortex of the beholder

Noninvasive electrical brain stimulation can alter our appreciation of art

Catching up with the influenza virus

New diagnostic tests could quickly reveal a flu infection in its early stages

Building a colorectal cancer library

Biobank of colorectal cancer ‘organoids’ reveals cancer’s secrets

Dimming the lights on cancer cells

Fluorescent probes selectively taken up by tumorous tissue could be used for early disease detection

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Features

Western roots in Japanese manga

Delving into Japanese subcultures reveals surprising literary links with works of Western literature

Mind over machine

Chronic stroke sufferers boost the brain’s ability to heal itself through brain–machine interfaces

Preserving more than words

A vast collection of rare books at Keio University is attracting worldwide interest through a new online course

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