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Vitamins can damage the body's own defences

Each year, we spend billion of dollars on dietary supplements. New research indicates that vitamin pills may upset the fragile balance in our cells and thus cause more harm than good.

Nov 26, 2013
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Caenorhabditis elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans (pronounced /ˌsiːnɵræbˈdaɪtɪs ˈɛlɪɡænz/) is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments. Research into the molecular and developmental biology of C. elegans was begun in 1974 by Sydney Brenner and it has since been used extensively as a model organism.

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