Nathan Seppa has been the biomedical writer at Science News since 1997. Previously, he worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, a daily newspaper in Madison, where he inaugurated the science beat. In the 1980s, he covered energy and economics for the Dow Jones News Service in the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau. In the 1970s, Seppa served as a public health volunteer in the Peace Corps in Zaire, now Congo. He hails from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he worked as a miner and gravedigger to pay his way through college. He has a B.S. in Sociology and a M.A. in Journalism. Nathan speaks French and knows enough Swahili to get out of a tight spot.
Nathan Seppa's Articles
- Reviews & PreviewsSendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir explain why having too little means so much.
- News in BriefHeartburn pills increase risk of pneumonia, a better catheter and more were presented October 2-6, 2013 at ID Week in San Francisco.
- News in BriefParkinson’s medication helps mice with condition that mimics MS.
- NewsIndividuals immunized against Norwalk virus and another norovirus experienced less vomiting and diarrhea than those who didn't receive shots.
- NewsPills fashioned from beneficial microbes in feces overcome C. difficile infections.
- NewsMassaging the sugary gel into babies’ mouths may lessen the need for intravenous infusions of glucose, a study shows.
The risks attached to giving birth in the home, even with a midwife present, are greater than in the hospital, an analysis of U.S. birth records suggests. Babies born at home are 10 times more likely to lack a pulse and be unresponsive when they are five minutes old.
- NewsA DNA vaccine triggers protection against the sand-fly-borne scourge Leishmania.
- News in BriefMice that could not make or metabolize the sugar gained less weight than normal mice.
- NewsA new technique might allow surgeons to identify with precision where brain cancer ends and healthy tissue begins.