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Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies.
Researchers decipher gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

Researchers decipher gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

New contrast agent improves MRI diagnosis of early liver fibrosis

New contrast agent improves MRI diagnosis of early liver fibrosis

Researchers develop new test to detect nutrient deficiencies in harsh environments

Researchers develop new test to detect nutrient deficiencies in harsh environments

Poor urban consumers willing to pay a premium for more nutritious food, shows study

Poor urban consumers willing to pay a premium for more nutritious food, shows study

A new delivery system for insoluble drugs

A new delivery system for insoluble drugs

Vapors from tank-style e-cigarettes have higher concentrations of harmful metals

Vapors from tank-style e-cigarettes have higher concentrations of harmful metals

Study shows how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater may cause ALS

Study shows how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater may cause ALS

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

New synthetic approach would facilitate development of medicine and agrochemicals

New synthetic approach would facilitate development of medicine and agrochemicals

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Climate change and increasing CO2 could decrease the availability of critical nutrients

Climate change and increasing CO2 could decrease the availability of critical nutrients

Virus killing protein could be the real antiviral hero finds study

Virus killing protein could be the real antiviral hero finds study

Mice cured of HIV in an experiment sparks new hope

Mice cured of HIV in an experiment sparks new hope

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Copper compound with potential as therapy for ALS shows further promise

Copper compound with potential as therapy for ALS shows further promise

Researchers explore connection between sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease

Researchers explore connection between sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease