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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)
Body Weight and Health Consequences
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Defining a Pathway of Oxalic Acid Catabolism, Influence on Nutritional Composition, Phytochemical, and Production in Dietary Important Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Eating Patterns and Obesity Prevention in Children
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiology of Childhood Diet and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epigenetic Mechanisms Mediating Developmental Programming of Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Perinatal Nutrition on Metabolic Health and Disease Prevention
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Intestinal Microbiome and Childhood Feeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolic Consequences of Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Neural Circuits and Obesity Mechanisms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Obesity Related Changes in Corneal Integrity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Antinutrients and the Gut Microbiome: A New Dimension
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Regulation of Glucose and Gluconeogenesis and their Roles in Type-2 Diabetes and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Role of GABAergic Neural Circuit in Regulation of Feeding Behavior and Obesity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Development of an Objective Measure of Infant Temperament
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Effect of Pregnancy and Lactation on Carotenoid Status and Bioactivity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Microbiome as a Mediator of Host-Genome-Determined Lactation Outcomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Molecular Genetics of Severe Nutrient Stress in Childhood
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)