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
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The Water Institute researchers describe a recently developed new use of frontier analysis and apply this method to calculate country performance indices in three areas: maternal mortality ratio, poverty headcount ratio, and primary school completion rate.
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
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.
The childhood obesity epidemic has brought many different ideas and approaches to helping children learn to eat more healthy foods, and making those changes can be especially difficult when it comes to school lunch. A partnership between UNC Children’s and … Continued
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.