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 & PreviewsFor centuries after Columbus, the flora and fauna of the New World remained a mystery to Europeans. But in the 1600s and 1700s, explorers began to visit and describe what were then considered remote corners of the Earth.
- NewsInjected into mice, the supplement helped anticancer drugs shrink tumors.
- NewsIn small study, nearly all people who stopped eating the legumes daily later experienced an allergic reaction.
- NewsThe treatment might stop cancers before they arise.
- News in BriefA smaller size in first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to heart-health warning signs in childhood.
- News in BriefCrying time was nearly halved in babies receiving the beneficial microbe.
- NewsExperimental device works for many patients who can’t use breathing machines.
- NewsA trial of vitamin E in elderly veterans with Alzheimer’s shows promise for those in the early stages of the disease.
- FeatureU.S. parents increasingly are delaying their children’s vaccination.
- News in BriefThe result runs counter to past studies.