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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 determine mechanism of action of chemotherapy drug motexafin gadolinium

Researchers determine mechanism of action of chemotherapy drug motexafin gadolinium

DNA repair kit announced by scientists

DNA repair kit announced by scientists

An exceptionally effective lead-detection protein

An exceptionally effective lead-detection protein

Zinc appears to help boys learn

Zinc appears to help boys learn

Gene identified that confers susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration

Gene identified that confers susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration

Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight

Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight

Scientists identify immune-system mutation

Scientists identify immune-system mutation

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Interaction of nervous system proteins help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss

Researchers stimulate the body to repair tissue damaged by peripheral arterial obstructive disease

Researchers stimulate the body to repair tissue damaged by peripheral arterial obstructive disease

Nanotechnology company pSivida granted European patent

Nanotechnology company pSivida granted European patent

Balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida

Balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida

Large percentage of child deaths related to malaria are attributable to undernutrition and deficiencies

Large percentage of child deaths related to malaria are attributable to undernutrition and deficiencies

Zinc plays a crucial role in blindness

Zinc plays a crucial role in blindness

The U.S. FDA approves 2 drugs for treating radiation contamination

The U.S. FDA approves 2 drugs for treating radiation contamination

Antioxidant pills do nothing to prevent cardiovascular disease

Antioxidant pills do nothing to prevent cardiovascular disease

In-depth study into how heavy metals exposure at the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Oklahoma may affect the health of children

In-depth study into how heavy metals exposure at the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Oklahoma may affect the health of children

Class of molecules that could lead to treatments for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, arthritis, and heart disease

Class of molecules that could lead to treatments for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, arthritis, and heart disease

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)