Breakthroughs 2021: Research Highlights from the past year

Last year produced many significant highlights in the research community which had great impact on global issues like clinical medicine and immunology, climate change, politics and technological innovation. At Springer Nature, we are continuing to advance discovery and champion the issues that matter by publishing robust and insightful research.

As we begin 2022, take a look back and reflect with a selection of the impactful work from over 60 research disciplines. Read and share articles and chapters for free from 1 January until 31 March 2022. Open access content is freely available online on a permanent basis.