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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.
Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Researchers reveal the dual function of a zinc finger protein

Researchers reveal the dual function of a zinc finger protein

How does the KLF4 transcription factor influence gene expression?

How does the KLF4 transcription factor influence gene expression?

Meat and meat-based substitutes vary widely in their nutritional content

Meat and meat-based substitutes vary widely in their nutritional content

Skipping breakfast may lead to loss of key nutrients

Skipping breakfast may lead to loss of key nutrients

Food scientists aim to create healthier and tastier plant-based proteins

Food scientists aim to create healthier and tastier plant-based proteins

Study shows that declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition

Study shows that declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition

Ongoing losses in fish biodiversity continue threatens human diet

Ongoing losses in fish biodiversity continue threatens human diet

Location is intrinsically linked to nutritional quality of diets, shows research

Location is intrinsically linked to nutritional quality of diets, shows research

Study unravels a crucial element that influences gene expression in blood stem cells

Study unravels a crucial element that influences gene expression in blood stem cells

Research highlights link between aquatic biodiversity and micronutrient-rich diets

Research highlights link between aquatic biodiversity and micronutrient-rich diets

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

Specific proteins in plants can prevent zinc deficiency in humans

Specific proteins in plants can prevent zinc deficiency in humans

Study: Vegan diet has broad effect on children's metabolism

Study: Vegan diet has broad effect on children's metabolism

Study elucidates genes responsible for Glioblastoma invasiveness

Study elucidates genes responsible for Glioblastoma invasiveness

Study shows how drug-like small molecules regulate the activity of ion channels

Study shows how drug-like small molecules regulate the activity of ion channels

Plant genetic engineering can help address micronutrient malnutrition

Plant genetic engineering can help address micronutrient malnutrition

Traditional approaches to urban soil pollution monitoring ignore actual risks

Traditional approaches to urban soil pollution monitoring ignore actual risks

Research finds air pollution particles in the placentas of women

Research finds air pollution particles in the placentas of women