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Study Pinpoints What Causes Relapse After Cancer Immunotherapy

Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes for patients.

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Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life

Standing atop a 10-foot dune at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Delaware Bay, refuge manager Al Rizzo describes one of the largest and most complex wetlands restoration projects ever mounted, a $38 million attempt to return 4,000 acres back to what nature intended.

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Traces of Roman-Era Pollution Stored in The Ice of Mont Blanc

The deepest layers of carbon-14 dated ice found in the Col du Dôme of the Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps provide a record of atmospheric conditions in the ancient Roman era.

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NASA Northern Quadrant Strength in Tropical Cyclone Lili

NASA’s Aqua satellite used infrared light to analyze the strength of storms in Tropical Cyclone Lili as it moved through the Southern Indian Ocean. 

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Can Native Plants Can Make a Comeback on Their Own?

As invasive shrubs become more prevalent in U.S. forests, they are creating dense understories that outcompete native plants. 

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The Bird That Came Back from the Dead

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called ‘iterative evolution’.

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Comparison of Global Climatologies Confirms Warming of the Global Ocean

The global ocean represents the most important component of the Earth climate system. 

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Two Types of Mid-latitude Wave Trains Lead to Extreme Heat in South Korea and Southern-Central Japan

Global climate change has strongly increased the worldwide frequency of extreme heat in recent decades.

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Treatment Option to Restore Natural Heartbeat Could Be on the Horizon for Heart Failure Patients

A new therapy to re-engage the heart’s natural electrical pathways – instead of bypassing them – could mean more treatment options for heart failure patients who also suffer from electrical disturbances, such as arrhythmias, according to research led by the University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clearing the Air: Tami Bond’s Computer Model Is Best Forecast Yet on Policies Aiming to Control Soot

In the February 11 issue of Nature Sustainability, a multi-institution team unveiled a new tool for understanding and controlling the health and climate impacts of shipping goods – a source not only of greenhouse gases but of soot and smog threatening our health.

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