Nancy E. Moran Lab


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The Moran Lab is seeking healthy infants, 4 months and younger, for a study that will determine if a rapid, skin sensor measurement can determine infants' intake of colorful compounds from fruits and vegetables. This kind of technological advance could revolutionize doctors' and researchers' ability to quickly assess children's food intake.

No special eating guidelines are involved, families just feed their infants as they normally would and visit with our team several times during early infancy and toddlerhood.

Learn more about the study and complete our online interest form to get started.

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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

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The Moran Lab is part of the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center which conducts basic and clinical research that represents the vibrant and diverse scope of childhood nutrition. Studies carried out at the CNRC investigate molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases, human nutrition and metabolism, plant physiology, epidemiology, and community-based health. The CNRC houses laboratories supported by state-of-the-art equipment, room calorimeters, a greenhouse, a metabolic kitchen, multiple observation labs, as well as accommodations for research volunteers.

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