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2004-11-27 03:00:09

EXPANDED ABSTRACT KEY WORDS: * antioxidants * dietary supplements * cancer Results from national surveys suggest that dietary supplement use has been increasing in the U.S. over the past two decades (1), with ~50% of the general population currently reporting regular dietary supplement use.


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.