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Teens Cognition Improves with Choline

February 1, 2016

The Zeisel laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is well known for defining the importance of the nutrient choline in infant brain development. They discovered that choline in mother’s diet during pregnancy is extremely important for optimal brain … Continued

FPG Launches Comprehensive Study of Early Learning in Rural NC

January 20, 2016

UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) will study the early learning experiences of rural children in North Carolina from pre-kindergarten through third grade to identify policies and practices that promote school success. The new study, funded by the … Continued

Mother’s Diet Impacts Development of Baby’s Brain

January 6, 2016

Just-published research from Dr. Zeisel’s laboratory (Wang et al., 2016) shows that a maternal low-choline diet causes severe alterations of cortical growth and development in offspring and provides mechanistic insight into how this happens.

Researchers Measure NC Psychiatric Bed Shortage

January 6, 2016

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University used a computer model and information about hospital admissions to determine how many state hospital beds would be needed to cut wait times for entry.