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Projects Funded by ILSI North America

ILSI North America's mission is to advance food safety and nutrition science for the benefit of public health. View projects* funded by ILSI North America below, and learn how we embed scientific integrity into every step of our research process.

Protocol and Surrogate Validation for the Inactivation of Salmonella on Spices

13 Sep 2013

Worldwide, spices are used to enhance the flavor of foods. In many cultures, spices are considered ready-to-eat and are added to foods after cooking, creating some risk for consumers if the spices have been contaminated with human pathogens. Several outbreaks […]

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Body Weight and Composition

22 Aug 2013

Replacement of caloric sweeteners with lower- or no calorie alternatives may facilitate weight loss or weight maintenance by helping to reduce energy intake. However, past research examining the relationship between low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) and body weight has produced mixed results. […]

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Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures

01 Jun 2013
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The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. […]

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Nutrition-Toxicity Interactions in Daphnia pulex: Developing an Alternative Model Organism for Early Life Exposures

24 May 2013

As a well-known eco-toxicological model organism, Daphnia pulex may also offer advantages in human health research for assessing long-term effects of early life exposures to coupled stressors. This study will serve as a proof-of-concept for the use of Daphnia pulex […]

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Future Research Needs Assessment for Fructose/Sugar and Health Outcomes

29 Apr 2013

The aim of this project is to identify research gaps and prioritize research needs related to dietary sugars and potentially related health outcomes. Institution: Tufts University Principal Investigator: Mei Chung, PhD Amount Awarded: $60,911 Year Awarded: 2013 Read more. Learn […]

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Forging an Understanding of the Double-Edged Iron Sword and Immunity

19 Apr 2013

Upon infection, the host and pathogen compete to acquire, utilize and store essential iron. The goal of this project is to understand how iron nutrition contributes to infectious disease pathogenesis and clinical outcomes. This information can be utilized to determine […]

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Evaluation of Food-Relevant Chemicals in ToxCast Phase II

01 Jun 2012
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The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. […]

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*Projects from 2013 and later are included in this repository. To view projects supported by ILSI North America prior to 2013, please visit our Peer-Reviewed Publications page.