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A Review in Nature discusses reports that suggest that diet modification can alter the efficacy of cancer therapies. The results discussed indicate dietary habits of a patient must be taken into account during cancer research and therapy.

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This week on the Coronapod: The latest on the British response. Also, what have low- and middle-income countries done to prepare for the pandemic? Listen here.

Nora Volkow’s obsession with understanding the biological effects of excessive drug use — fuelled in part by her family’s past — has not only shattered dogmas in neuroscience; it has also helped to mitigate the stigma faced by those living with addiction.

Some cellular proteins undergo reactions in waves that ripple across a cell’s membrane, displaying patterns of turbulence that resemble those seen throughout the physical world. #ResearchHighlight 

A Nature Comment article outlines the steps needed to ensure that enough is known about the complex global ecosystem that is the ocean’s twilight zone to inform decisions about the impacts of climate change and potential future exploitation.

More than a dozen research groups worldwide have started analysing wastewater for the new coronavirus as a way to estimate the total number of infections in a community, given that most people will not be tested.

Research in Nature reports an acridine catalyst that is more reducing than elemental lithium when irradiated by light.

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Katie Bouman led the creation of an algorithm that helped capture the first ever image of a black hole. We asked her what this breakthrough means for science. For more reaction from other scientists, visit our YouTube channel:

Editorial: Many PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are overworked and overstressed — and their mental health is suffering because of it.

A paper in Nature reports that Earth’s vegetation may not be able to continue to absorb human carbon dioxide emissions at current rates, which could accelerate climate change and exacerbate its effects.

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Scientists say that the suggestion that pangolins are the animal source of the coronavirus outbreak seems plausible based on a genetic analysis, but they also caution that the researchers’ work is yet to be published in full.

Editorial: The US Department of Health and Human Services proposes to establish a legal definition of whether someone is male or female based on the genitals they are born with. This proposal has no foundation in science and should be abandoned.

A new virus, originating from Wuhan in China, is quickly spreading across the country and around the world. This video highlights the key things you need to know about the outbreak and how science can help control it. The latest:

A hidden internal structure in Khufu’s Pyramid, the largest pyramid in Giza, Egypt, is uncovered

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