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Prevention of Enteric/Diarrheal Diseases

Thomas McDonald of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the U.S. will work with colleagues to produce an edible algae that produces a colostrum protein to enhance mucosal immunity in infants. The team will test the ability of the algae to prevent infectious diarrheal diseases, a major cause of infant mortality in the developing world.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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