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Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.


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Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | August 13, 2015

Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.

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Transgenic Plant Produces Omega-3s

By Tracy Vence | January 3, 2014

Scientists identify a set of genes that direct the synthesis of omega-3 fatty acids in the seed oil of Camelina sativa.

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By Beth Marie Mole | November 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2012 issue of The Scientist.


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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.


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Long and Rocky Roads

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies


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Omega-3s Help Heal Nerves

By Sabrina Richards | January 18, 2012

High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.


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