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researchers measuring wheat

CROP FUTURES  Experiments using circles of white pipes blowing extra carbon dioxide over crops suggest that certain nutrients may dwindle in crops grown in a carbon-enhanced future atmosphere. Here, researchers in Arizona measure the growth of wheat.

CAR-T cells

CANCER CRUSH  In CAR-T cell therapy, a cancer treatment approved by the FDA this year for certain blood cancers, a patient’s T cells (teal) are genetically modified to hunt down and kill cancer cells (blue).

football players colliding

HARD KNOCKS  By studying the brains of former football players, researchers are finding clues about how a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, progresses, with the hopes of one day preventing it.

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