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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

Scientists at UNC and UMN embarked on the Baby Connectome Project (BCP), a groundbreaking NIH study launched in 2016 designed to quantitatively map human brain connectivity from birth through early childhood. Now, researchers are going one step further with the “BCP-Enriched” initiative, a four-year research project funded through Wyeth Nutrition to substantially expand the scope of the original study and explore the connections between nutrition and brain development processes in children ages 0-3 years.

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UNC media contact: Tom Hughes, 984-974-1151, Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu
UMN media contact: Steven Baker, 612-624-3430, s-bake@umn.edu