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Micronutrient Fortification to Improve Infants' Development

Shulin Chen of Washington State University in the U.S. will develop a low-cost microalgae technology using agricultural byproducts to produce the fatty acid DHA and the carotenoid lutein, which helps prevents DHA oxidation. DHA and lutein will be microencapsulated for use as a nutritional supplement by pregnant and nursing mothers in an effort to enhance early stage child development and prevent disease.

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