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Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu
It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.
Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu
Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu

It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.

It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.

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Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2019 | 8 min read
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
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Image of the Day: Side Salad
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019 | 1 min read
Bonobos eat their aquatic greens, perhaps to get their daily dose of iodine.
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2017 | 9 min read
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
Image of the Day: Faster Than a Speeding Root Tip
The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2017 | 1 min read
Cells within the growing root tip of an Arabidopsis plant elongate and divide, driving it forward in search of nutrients.
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015 | 2 min read
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
Mutagens and Multivitamins
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2014 | 9 min read
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.
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
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