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Resistant Starch Derivatives to Treat Chronic Diarrhea

Bryan O'Hara and Vazhaikkurichi M. Rajendran of West Virginia University in the U.S. are developing a chemically-modified resistant starch that ferments in the colon to restore a normal microbiota that will control chronic diarrhea and combat its resulting effects, such as impaired mucosal healing and the reduced ability to absorb nutrients.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 8)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.