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


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