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UNC Nutrition Research Institute Welcomes Renowned Scientist Susan Smith

Susan Smith, Ph.D., joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute this month. She is an internally recognized expert in the field of nutritional affects on the risk for birth defects.  The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) welcomes Susan Smith, Ph.D., who joins the research facility’s roster of scientists this month. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized […]

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NC Scientists Study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Carly Stephenson See the original story on TimeWarner Cable. CABARRUS COUNTY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released information on alcohol and pregnancy, and now scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are building on that to recommend complete health solutions for women trying to have children. According to Dr. Philip May’s […]

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No amount of alcohol in pregnancy is safe: ‘There is too much that is unknown’, warns leading expert 

By Lisa Ryan Read the original article in DailyMail A fetal alcohol syndrome expert warns against pregnant alcohol use There is too much risk – and unknowns – to justify drinking, he says A recent study found fetal alcohol syndrome is more common than thought FAS said to affect 3 out of 1,000 kids – but […]

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Maternal Nutritional Status as a Contributing Factor for the Risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Maternal nutritional status as a contributing factor for the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Reproductive Toxicology. December 3, 2015. Philip A. Maya, b, Kari J. Hamrickc, Karen D. Corbind, Julie M. Haskena, Anna-Susan Maraise, f, Jason Blankenshipb, H.Eugene Hoymeg, J.Phillip Gossageb a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA b The University of New Mexico Center on […]

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Choline supplementation in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Choline supplementation in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Oct 7, Wozniak JR1, Fuglestad AJ2, Eckerle JK3, Fink BA2, Hoecker HL4, Boys CJ3, Radke JP5, Kroupina MG3, Miller NC3, Brearley AM6, Zeisel SH7, Georgieff MK3. 1Department of Psychiatry, jwozniak@umn.edu. 2Department of Psychiatry. 3Department of Pediatrics, and. 4School […]

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Genetic and epigenetic transgenerational implications related to omega-3 fatty acids. Part II: Maternal FADS2 rs174575 genotype and DNA methylation predict toddler cognitive performance

Genetic and epigenetic transgenerational implications related to omega-3 fatty acids. Part II: Maternal FADS2 rs174575 genotype and DNA methylation predict toddler cognitive performance, Nutrition Research, September 10, 2015, Carol L. Cheatham, Daniel S. Lupu, Mihai D. Niculescu UNC Chapel Hill Abstract Maternal transfer of fatty acids is important to fetal brain development. The prenatal environment may differentially affect the substrates supporting […]

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Volume changes and brain‐behavior relationships in white matter and subcortical gray matter in children with prenatal alcohol exposure

Volume changes and brain‐behavior relationships in white matter and subcortical gray matter in children with prenatal alcohol exposure, Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Feb 25, Gautam P1, Lebel C, Narr KL, Mattson SN, May PA, Adnams CM, Riley EP, Jones KL, Kan EC, Sowell ER. 1Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Keck School of Medicine, USC/Children‘s Hospital […]

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Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Pediatrics. 2014 Oct 27, May PA1, Baete A2, Russo J2, Elliott AJ3, Blankenship J4, Kalberg WO4, Buckley D4, Brooks M4, Hasken J5, Abdul-Rahman O6, Adam MP7, Robinson LK8,Manning M9, Hoyme HE3. 1Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

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The Clinical Utility and Specificity of Parent Report of Executive Function among Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.

The Clinical Utility and Specificity of Parent Report of Executive Function among Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. Jul 17,2014 Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Nguyen TT1, Glass L1, Coles CD2, Kable JA2, May PA3, Kalberg WO4, Sowell ER5, Jones KL6, Riley EP1, Mattson SN1; the CIFASD. 11Center for Behavioral Teratology,Department of Psychology,San Diego State University,San […]

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Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring. International Journal of developmental neuroscience.  May 24, 2014.[Epub ahead of print] He F1, Lupu DS2, Niculescu MD3. 1Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at […]

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Maternal nutrition at conception modulates DNA methylation of human metastable epialleles.

Maternal nutrition at conception modulates DNA methylation of human metastable epialleles. Nature Communications. April 29,2014; Dominguez-Salas P1, Moore SE1, Baker MS2, Bergen AW3, Cox SE1, Dyer RA4, Fulford AJ1, Guan Y5, Laritsky E2, Silver MJ1, Swan GE6, Zeisel SH7, Innis SM4, Waterland RA5, Prentice AM1, Hennig BJ1. 1MRC International Nutrition Group at MRC Keneba, The Gambia and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, EPH, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.; […]

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Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

Medical Press Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio […]

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Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

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Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

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NRI Director Wins Gates Grand Challenges Grant

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute Director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, who is also a Kenan Distinguished University Professor in Nutrition and Pediatrics, was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research on “Choline and Optimal Development” that will benefit mothers and their babies in […]

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