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    This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to discuss action on the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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    Four years ago, the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) was launched, aiming to identify and catalog the diverse cells types in human, monkey and mouse brain.

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine has been advanced by scientific techniques designed for western-style medicine.

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    Increased investment and a culture change in Chinese hospitals has brought biomedical engineers closer to patients in the country.

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    The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Benjamin List and David MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.

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    The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for their advances in complex physical systems. In

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    The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch."

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    Stem cells can self-renew and give rise to other cell types, and could therefore be the key to regenerating all manner of tissues damaged by injury or disease.

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    Many of the world’s leading science cities are active in research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Interspecies communication in complex microbiome environments occurs through the small molecules, peptides, and proteins produced by both the host and the microbial residents, as highlighted in this collection of recent articles from Nature Portfolio.