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Not all the iron present in foods can actually be absorbed and used by the human body. Now a simple, inexpensive cellular model system that simulates digestion and nutrient absorption has been developed at the U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory in Ithaca, New York.

Photo by Scott Bauer.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006