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  • Neuroimaging reveals lasting brain deficits in iron-deficient piglets

    Researchers used neuroimaging to study how iron deficiency influences piglet brain development. The findings may have implications for human infant brain development.

    Animal sciences professor Ryan Dilger, left, graduate student Austin Mudd and their colleagues used neuroimaging to study how iron deficiency influences piglet brain development. The findings may have implications for human infant brain development.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Austin Mudd, email amudd2@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ryan Dilger, call 217-333-2006; email rdilger2@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Early-life iron deficiency reduces brain iron content and alters brain tissue composition despite iron repletion: A neuroimaging assessment” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.3390/nu10020135