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  • Designing a new drug is not enough; it has to be delivered to its target, which can be achieved via a cornucopia of vehicles, from nanoparticles and microneedles to red blood cells and microalgae.

    • Mike May
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  • Cancer immunotherapy is generating huge excitement, but the future may lie elsewhere, in antibody–drug conjugates, proteolysis-targeting chimeras, and liquid biopsy for early detection.

    • Paul Webster
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  • Drones are increasingly used to deliver essential health supplies in remote, underserved and Indigenous communities, but drone suppliers are keen to expand into the lucrative prescription drug market in the US.

    • Elizabeth Snouffer
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  • The pandemic is far from over in Africa, but there is also a funding gap in preparing for endemic COVID-19, which will require long-term investment in healthcare infrastructure.

    • Paul Adepoju
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  • Local communities protect the rainforest, but lack adequate healthcare.

    • Sofia Moutinho
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  • Flying to space takes its toll on the human body, and this has spurred new research on radiation and microgravity, as well as advances in remote medicine and telehealth, all of which have potential benefits for people on Earth.

    • Marion Renault
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  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the public have turned to scientists and doctors for vital information. But science communication is a skill in itself, so we asked the experts to share their tips.

    • Meenakshi J.
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  • Tracking the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, developing treatments and testing vaccines have relied on access to the health data of millions of people. This massive trove could be used to understand other diseases, but not everyone is convinced.

    • Marion Renault
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  • Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines often starts life in Europe or the United States but has found fertile ground in Africa, which poses a challenge for local health leaders.

    • Paul Adepoju
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  • Although many health experts around the world must stay focused on the ongoing viral pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, similar viruses and microbial organisms such as bacteria could create the next global killer. Experts discuss the most likely culprits.

    • Mike May
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  • The pandemic has been a source of a sometimes overwhelming sense of uncertainty. We asked our readers to share how they have used art to document their experiences.

    • Hannah Stower
    • Marianne Guennot
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  • There has been a lot of hype around the applications of machine learning in medicine. But how is machine learning actually helping bench-to-bedside scientists and clinicians do their jobs?

    • Mike May
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