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Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
And a diet that includes a few days of caloric restriction each month reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people, according to a small trial.
Metabolic Memory
Metabolic Memory
Jenny Rood | Apr 8, 2015
Drosophila develop preferences for healthy foods that can be disrupted by overfeeding, a study suggests.
Drug Spurs Digestion
Drug Spurs Digestion
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2015
A new drug shows promise as a weight-loss solution in mice, prompting the animals to burn calories in the absence of a meal.
Great Ape Microbiomes
Great Ape Microbiomes
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2014
Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas harbor more microbial diversity in their guts than do humans, a study shows.
Dinos on Special Diets
Dinos on Special Diets
Molly Sharlach | Oct 9, 2014
Skull structures suggest that sauropod dinosaur species subsisted on different plant types.
Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm
Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 10, 2014
Mice undernourished during pregnancy can transmit the effects of such nutritional stress to their sons’ germ cells, epigenetically.  
Omnivore Ancestors?
Omnivore Ancestors?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat and vegetables.
Contributors
Contributors
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2014 issue of The Scientist
A Lot to Chew On
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Digesting Dietary Data
Digesting Dietary Data
Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | Jun 1, 2014
Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?