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
- NewsNarcolepsy occurs when wayward immune forces launch an attack on brain cells responsible for wakefulness, a new study suggests.
- NewsMicrobes from pet-owning houses protected mice against allergy, infection.
- NewsPeople who take Nexium, Prilosec and other medicines more prone to low B12 levels.
- News in BriefThe number of U.S. pregnancies resulting in three or more babies has gone down since 1998.
- News in BriefNew technology might discern which tumors are most dangerous and help guide treatment.
- News in BriefMany people newly infected with HIV stayed healthy on regimen involving multivitamins and selenium.
- NewsStudy of children with the inflammatory bowel disorder raises possibility of new use for tainted drug.
- News in BriefAnimal tests show pertussis shots stave off symptoms but allow spread of the bacteria.
- NewsPeople who regularly ate peanuts or tree nuts were less likely to die during decades-long studies.
- NewsOminous signals are emerging simultaneously in population studies and under the microscope that Plasmodium vivax, a malaria parasite well known in Asia and Latin America, may have found a way to infect Africans.