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Mutagens and Multivitamins

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2014

Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet.

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October 1, 2012

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

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Suspected Effects of Vitamin D

By Amy Maxmen | March 1, 2012

Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 

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Tricky Trials

By Mary Beth Aberlin | March 1, 2012

Studies on safety, efficacy, or dosing of drugs in children, or on nutritional supplements, are not run-of-the-mill.

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Vitamin D on Trial

By Amy Maxmen | March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.

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Inside the mind of Fritz Kahn

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2011

For more than 40 years, German gynecologist and legendary science writer Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) captured the imagination of an international audience with hundreds of wildly inventive illustrations and more than a dozen popular science books. 

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Light Therapy, circa 1939

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2011

Around the turn of the 20th century—before sunscreens hit the market and the damaging effects of UV radiation were widely appreciated—physicians saw the sun mostly as a source of healing. 

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