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    Immunotherapy is useful for the treatment of some cancer types; however many cancer types do not respond to therapy and resistance can occur. This collection highlights immunotherapy research published in our journal.

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    Nature Communications is interested in publishing high-quality clinical research in all areas of clinical medicine. In this collection, we highlight some of the latest clinical research papers published in the journal.

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    The floating ice shelves around Antarctica are vulnerable to warming of the atmosphere as well as the ocean. Because they already float on the ocean, sea level is not directly affected if they are lost. Nevertheless, sea level can rise when they no longer hold back land-based ice on its journey to the ocean, and the ocean circulation is altered when large amounts of hitherto frozen freshwater melt. In this Collection we present articles that explore the mechanisms that determine where and when the Antarctic ice shelves may disintegrate.

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    Recent missions to the asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have revealed that the surfaces of asteroids can be actively shaped by a variety of geological processes.

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    Recent technological progress has facilitated the study of how embryos develop, how embryonic cells transition between different states, how adult stem cells are maintained and differentiate, at unprecedented resolution.

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    To honor National Brain Cancer Awareness Month (US) in May, the cancer team at Nature Communications has curated a collection of the latest research articles that shed light on brain tumour biology and genetics.

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    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with this collection of research in the field, the cancer team aim to increase knowledge of the disease and provide updates in melanoma/skin cancer prevention and detection.

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    Malaria is a life-threatening febrile illness caused by Plasmodium spp. parasites that are transmitted to humans by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. According to WHO, 241 million cases occurred in 2020, killing an estimated 627,000 people.

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    Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials have been at the core of intense research and development for over fifteen years, however the market penetration of products based on this technology has lagged behind expectations.

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    In this collection we highlight a selection of recent computational studies published in Nature Communications, featuring advances in computational chemistry methods and progress towards machine learning approaches.

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    On the occasion of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the cancer team at Nature Communications has curated a collection of research articles that shed light on the molecular and genetic pathogenesis of colorectal cancer as well on new therapeutic and diagnostic options.

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