Beating mineral deficiency through agriculture research

22 Nov 2016
Mr Cheah in the lab

A University of Queensland PhD candidate is investigating how a common vegetable could be used in the fight against one of the leading factors of disease in the developing world – zinc deficiency.

Mr Zhong Xiang Cheah, from the UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, said zinc is necessary for normal growth and development, immunity, and a healthy nervous system.

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