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As a consequence, many processed foods in the United States are fortified with folate. Aggressive cancers are also defined in part by their rapidly dividing cells, and antifolate drugs such as methotrexate that block activation of folates are first-line chemotherapeutics.
Dr. Susan Sumner, a Professor at the Nutrition Research Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus and her research team (funded by the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program) worked with the NC Museum of Sciences in Raleigh on an exhibition about microbes and metabolites that play a role in your health and wellness. Check out this traveling exhibit fun for all ages through March 12, 2017.
Recruiting kids and teens ages 5-19 and their parents. The study purpose is to identify genes and lifestyle factors that affect children’s health status and overall well-being.