Abbott to help start center for nutrition, memory
Dec. 22, 2011
ABBOTT PARK, ILL. — Abbott and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are establishing the Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory, a multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center. The center will research the impact of nutrition on learning and memory in the brain.
“Enhancing learning and memory through nutrition could have truly transformative effects on childhood development and resisting the effects of aging and disease,” said Neal Cohen, director of the neuroscience program at Illinois. “This collaboration builds on more than 20 years of scientific partnership between Abbott and the university.”
The center will use the facilities of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology in addition to the university’s Division of Nutritional Sciences and Neuroscience Program.
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company whose pediatric and adult nutritional products include Similac, Gain, PediaSure, Ensure and Glucerna.