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Beet Juice Could Help Body Beat Altitude

Beet juice contains nitrates, which the body can convert to nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels and makes it easier to function in conditions of low oxygen. Christopher Intagliata reports...

October 21, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Polio Resurfaces in Laos

Genetic sequencing of the virus suggests it has been circulating for two years in an area with low immunization rates

October 13, 2015

Medicine Nobel: Sifting Nature for Antiparasite Drugs

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries of a medication against roundworm parasites and to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria...

October 5, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
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