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Are Selenium Levels Linked to Diabetes?

A new study finds that diabetics had higher levels of selenium, a mineral found in U.S. soil but also some dietary supplements

May 20, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Dragon's Bite Bloodier Than Believed

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that the Komodo Dragon's bite includes chemical compounds that promote the massive bleeding of prey. Adam Hinterthuer reports...

May 20, 2009

High Achievement High Schoolers

High school scientists Sruti Swaminathan, Maia ten Brink, Alyssa Bailey, Moyukh Chatterjee and Fedja Kadribasic, all winners of state competitions sponsored by the American Junior Academy of Sciences, talk about their research...

May 19, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Bad Nose for Bird Flu

A study in the journal Public Library of Science Pathogens finds that the human nose is too cold for bird flu viruses to thrive. Steve Mirsky reports

May 18, 2009

Overeating Alone Explains Obesity Epidemic

Researchers presenting their findings at the meeting of the European Council on Obesity calculated that overeating alone, without including a sedentary lifestyle, is behind the obesity problem...

May 14, 2009

Vitamins Block Some Exercise Benefits

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that antioxidant vitamins can interfere with exercise's anti-diabetes effect. Karen Hopkin reports

May 12, 2009
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