• Nature Index |

    The biomedical sciences have helped global average life expectancy rise by 20 years since 1960.

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  • Nature Outline |

    Some of the most effective new pharmaceutical drugs are highly complex biological molecules.

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  • Special |

    An early career researcher’s guide to the working world of science, from Nature Careers.

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  • Advertisement Feature |

    Central South University (CSU) was formally established in 2000 through a merger of three distinguished universities in China with strong links to industry, --- Central South University of Technology (CSUT), Hunan Medical University (HMU), and Changsha Railway University (CRU).

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  • Spotlight |

    Canada’s scientists are learning politics.

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  • Collection |

    Moving labs can be a challenge.

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  • Nature Outlook |

    People’s reliance on sight means eyes are especially important among the body’s organs.

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  • Collection |

    Many scientists juggle dozens of tasks and projects at the same time.

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  • Focal Point |

    A large investor in R&D, South Korea’s culture of early technology adoption, combined with its strong computing infrastructure and biological research strengths, make the country an obvious personalized medicine testbed.

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  • Collection |

    This collection from the cancer editorial community at Nature Research journals focuses on highlighting work on rare cancers, from preclinical basic research to translational and clinical research.

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  • Milestone |

    The human body is home to trillions of microorganisms, which have direct and indirect impacts on health and disease. The microbiota that resides in our mucosal surfaces, such as the skin, mouth, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts, is a diverse community of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi, which collectively have 100-fold more genes that their human host.