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Stories by Cynthia Graber

Lower Diet Diversity Threatens Crops and Us

More of the world's population is eating the same stuff, meaning more monocultural crops at risk for disease and less gut microbial diversity, a health problem for humans. Cynthia Graber reports ...

March 10, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Biggest Mass Extinction Was Fastest, Too

It took just 60,000 years for the End Permian extinction to wipe out 96 percent of aquatic species and 70 percent of land species some 252 million years ago. Cynthia Graber reports

February 21, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Patriarchs Beat Their Camels (in Time)

A convergence of dating analysis for camel bones in Israel finds that the animals arrived in the area long after biblical descriptions of them are thought to have taken place. Cynthia Graber reports


February 11, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Great Expectations Heighten Placebo Effect

Migraine patients who were told they were getting a real drug did better than those who got the same treatment but who were told they were getting a placebo


January 22, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Beyond Boston: A reporter leaves home soon after the bombings and finds some solace in science

I live in Boston. Or rather in Somerville - over the river, as we locals say, across the Charles from downtown. It's a short walk from my apartment to the halls of MIT and Harvard, a bike or subway ride to Tufts and Boston University, easy access to the constantly expanding hub of hospitals, research institutions, biotech giants and start-ups, next-generation technology companies...

April 17, 2013 — Cynthia Graber

Can Seaweed Mend a Broken Heart?

New research indicates that an alginate-based biomaterial injected into heart attack victims may stave off further damage

April 7, 2008 — Cynthia Graber
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