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Science  23 Oct 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6515, pp. 386-387
DOI: 10.1126/science.370.6515.386

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In science news around the world, researchers push the resolution of cryo–electron microscopy of proteins to the atomic level, which could accelerate a shift among structural biologists to this tool and away from x-ray crystallography. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration becomes the first regulatory body to approve a treatment for Ebola, a mix of monoclonal antibodies made by Regeneron. India's health ministry recommends traditional remedies for people afflicted by the country's burgeoning COVID-19 epidemic, dismaying many doctors and scientists. Most animals used in biomedical experiments are not accounted for in published papers, a first-of-its-kind study suggests. Scientists find that dust storms on the U.S. Great Plains have become more common over the past 20 years, and a tipping point leading to conditions like those of the 1930s-era Dust Bowl may soon arrive.

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