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    • An innovative approach to a phase II clinical trial aims to test the effects of multiple targeted treatments simultaneously in participants in the UK National Lung Matrix Trial. The design makes it possible to study small numbers of people with rare mutations in non-small-cell lung tumours.

      • Gary Middleton
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    • A model of the world’s rivers and streams has been developed to predict which of these watercourses flow all year round and which go dry. The analysis shows that rivers and streams that run dry are ubiquitous throughout the world.

      • Kristin L. Jaeger
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