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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Childhood Obesity Prevention
(In-House Appropriated)
Developmental Determinants of Obesity in Infants and Children
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition During Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children
(In-House Appropriated)
Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
(In-House Appropriated)
Obesity Prevention Research in the Mississippi Delta/South Central US
(Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Services, Collaborative Research and Cooperative Activities with the United States Agency for International Development, Phase III
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Food Intake and Physical Activity of Children
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Consequences of Maternal Obesity and Obesity in Young Children
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Critical Windows in the Developmental Programming of Physical Exercise by Nutrition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Diet, Inflammation, and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Diet, the Intestinal Microbiome, and Health of Children
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Early Feeding Practices, Growth and Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epigenetics of Stem Cells, Obesity, and Diabetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food & Agri-Based Challenges to Ensure Nutrient Adequacy & Well-Being in Humans & Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Anti-cancer Activity of Lycopene
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolic Effects of Ghrelin and Glucagon-Like Peptide Hormones
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolic Pathways in Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prevention of Obesity and Related Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Role of GABAergic Neural Circuit in Regulation of Feeding Behavior and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Signaling Brain, Metabolism, and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Development of an Objective Measure of Infant Temperament
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Environment and Children's Eating Behavior
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Molecular Genetics of Severe Nutrient Stress in Childhood
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Pathophysiology of Lactation in Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Leptin in Diet-Induced Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)