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Photos of the Day: Delivering Fat Efficiently

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:49am
Rice University


Rice University seniors have built a device to to ensure necessary fat contained in mothers' milk is reaching premature babies who have to be fed by tube. From left: Denizen Kocak, Nathan Liu, Alexa Juarez, Jane Jarjour and Mika Tabata. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

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Rice University student Alexa Juarez demonstrates the control system for the Nutriflow device, which helps deliver needed fat to premature infants who cannot feed from a bottle or breast. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)


The Nutriflow device invented by Rice University students assures the flow of all of the nutrients in mothers' milk to premature infants by flapping the bag containing the milk to keep it mixed and flowing to ensure nutrients don't attach to the bag or tube. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)


Rice University engineering students invented the Nutriflow device to assure the delivery of fat in mothers' milk to preemies. The students estimated 20 to 50 percent of the fat in milk delivered with current technology never reaches the child. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

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