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Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate

By | November 17, 2017

Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  

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Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

By | July 20, 2017

The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.

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Micronutrients, Macro Impact

By | June 1, 2017

At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.

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Image of the Day: Power Plants

By | February 6, 2017

Duckweeds, tiny aquatic plants, multiply rapidly in water without cultivation and can serve as a source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.

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The Two Faces of Fish Oil

By | April 1, 2016

The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.

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Vegetarian Aquaculture

By | December 1, 2015

Go behind the scenes at labs where researchers are finding ways of switching from meat-based to plant-based feeds.

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Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet

By | November 23, 2015

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Leibel on Diets

By | November 1, 2015

Columbia University researcher Rudy Leibel discusses a study that found benefit in a high-fat diet.

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