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One of America’s Oldest Billionaires is into Health and Nutrition. Where will his fortune go?

By: Alyssa Ochs Link to original article With a net worth of $2.4 billion, 91-year-old David H. Murdock has made some huge contributions to the fields of medical research and higher education. Murdock is owner and chairman of the Dole Food Company, located in Westlake Village California, and he’s the owner and CEO of the […]

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Register for the Annual Nutrithon Duathlon

Every year, runners, cyclists and walkers flood the NC Research Campus for the annual Nutrithon Duathlon. The event includes a 5K and 8K run and a bike ride through the campus and the picturesque streets and greenways of Kannapolis. The event proceeds benefit the construction of the Rotary House, a future location for student housing […]

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Roots in Textiles, Future in Science

As published in Cabarrus Magazine. View the PDF. On the first day of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), Camry Wagner was a bit overwhelmed. First, by the intensity of the research she would be conducting this summer and, second, by the fact she was doing scientific research in […]

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Reducing Food Allergies, Healthcare Costs and Saving Lives

Link to original article in Business Today These days, company picnics and parties are just as worrisome as they are fun. Cost and logistics top the list of concerns, but add to that the potentially deadly affects of food allergies. Food allergies are a legitimate problem for anyone from restaurant owners to families. According to […]

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NCRC Medical Plaza Space Leasing

The NC Research Campus (NCRC) and commercial real estate brokerage company Harris Morrison of Concord are teaming up to market the available shell space in the NCRC Medical Plaza. Located at 5 Chestnut Avenue in downtown Kannapolis, the building has a total of 30,000 square feet of Class A medical and professional space available, 20,000 […]

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Construction set to begin on Kannapolis municipal center

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Link to original article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Large-scale construction on the new Kannapolis municipal center and police headquarters will begin soon after the city council set a maximum price for construction and prepared to issue bonds to pay for the project at their Monday meeting. The $32.9 million project has […]

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N.C. Research Campus internship program plants seeds to grow STEM careers

As published on WRAL TechWire.com By Frank Vinluan KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Allan Brown likens his blueberry research to trying to put together one big jigsaw puzzle. Brown, an applied molecular geneticist with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, has spent several years working on the genomic sequence of the […]

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NCRC & CHS on Charlotte Talks July 15

Don’t miss the July 15 WFAE Charlotte Talks show on personalized medicine featuring panelists from the NC Research Campus and Carolinas Healthcare System: Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD - Professor and Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, NC Research Campus Kristin Newby, MD, MHS - Professor of Medicine Duke University; Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study, NC Research Campus […]

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MURDOCK Study Offers Online Enrollment

The MURDOCK Study is now easier to join than ever. New study participants  can now complete most of the enrollment questionnaire online in about 12 minutes. The MURDOCK Study is a multi-tiered, long-term genomic study registering people in Kannapolis and Cabarrus counties as well as some of the adjoining counties. Find out if you live […]

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Kannapolis research institute: Could nutrition affect male infertility?

By Karen Garloch, Charlotte Observer Link to original article Summer Goodson, researcher at UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis Researcher Summer Goodson is used to getting snickers when she tells people she’s studying male infertility. “It’s expected,” said Goodson, a post-doctoral research associate at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. “It’s a sensitive subject. […]

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Research campus welcomes interns

By: Jeanie Groh Link to original article Camry Wagner uses a meter to test the soluable sugar content of the black raspberries. Forty high school, college and doctorate interns are picking and studying fruit to benefit agriculture and human health at the North Carolina Research Campus this summer. “In this lab, we basically take measurements […]

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RCCC gets funds to move cosmetology program to downtown Kannapolis

By Jessica Groover Pacek independenttribune PreviousNext Courtesy of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Virtual-reality welding   Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Carol Spalding tries out the virtual-reality welding equipment the college bought with funds from a Duke Energy grant. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received $1.5 million from Cabarrus County to relocate its cosmetology program, President […]

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Cabarrus Health Alliance Receives $200,000 from The Cannon Foundation

  Public Information Officer: Erin Shoe (704) 920-1345 (704) 467-1950 cell Kannapolis, N.C. – Cabarrus Health Alliance officials learned this week they are receiving $200,000 from The Cannon Foundation to expand dental services. CHA will expand its public health dental delivery services to uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children through the purchase and coordination of portable […]

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Teachers experiment on STEM Day

By: Jeanin Groh, Salisbury Post Link to Original Article A dozen teachers from across the state visited Mickey Wilson’s lab for the opportunity to test an experiment to potentially take back to their classrooms.Not only could the experiment be a fun, hands-on STEM activity, but it could also lead to the discovery of a new […]

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North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis hosts 40 interns for $1.9 million research program

By Lukas Johnson, Charlotte Observer Link to Original Article Camry Wagner’s family roots run deep throughout the former Cannon Mills Company’s 147-year textile manufacturing history. So the Kannapolis native and 22-year-old biologist considers it an honor to be among some of the first scientists to establish new roots as leaders of agriculture research at the […]

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NC Research Campus project aims to grow scientists

By: Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Link to Original Article James Nix \ jnix@independenttrib KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A student-driven initiative at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis is gathering data on the frontiers of plant science and growing the scientists of tomorrow. The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) is a $1.9 million program now […]

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NRI Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award

Philip A. May, Ph.D., research professor at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC, is this year’s recipient of the Henry Rosett Award. Each year, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Study Group of the Research Society on Alcoholism honors a researcher with this award of merit. It recognizes an individual who has made […]

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Business-to-Science Partnerships Drive P2EP

June 2014  As written for Opportunities, a quarterly newsletter of the NC Research Campus covering real estate to research. Subscribe. Growth at the NC Research Campus is not all about bricks and mortar. A $1.9 million investment in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) is boosting the campus’ collaborative approach to research, revealing new findings […]

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A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Newsweek.com Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

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Local Research Team Makes Medical Advancement for Peanut Allergies

WCCB Charlotte June 17, 2014 Link to the original story and video. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The number of kids suffering from a peanut allergy has tripled between the years of 1997 and 2008. That’s according to FoodAllergy.Org. Fortunately, a local team of NC State researchers is giving kids hope to ease the challenge. Dr. Mary […]

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Summer Interns Connect Plant Research With Food Production

Fox 46 Carolinas By Digital Journalist Kacie Hollands Link to original story. Concord, NC – Instead of going to summer camp, or taking a break from learning this summer, a unique group of students are studying ‘plant pathways’ at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis this summer. Students from high school, undergraduate and graduate programs […]

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All Kinds of Building Going On at the NC Research Center

BY JENNIFER WOODFORD Link to original article in Business Today   Summer at the NC Research Campus is heating up with building of all kinds. Nicholas Kottyan, DataChambers CEO, anticipates that the warmer weather will allow the company to finish site work and begin construction this month on the company’s 50,000-square-foot data center at the […]

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RCCC partners up with UNC-Greensboro to offer bachelor’s degree in nursing

June 9 The nursing profession has seen a dramatic increase in demand for bachelor’s trained nurses due to changing standards in the Affordable Care Act and from the Institute of Medicine. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will now be able to help our local area keep up […]

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A&T SIGNS AGREEMENT TO COMMERCIALIZE HYPOALLERGENIC PEANUT

North Carolina A&T Hypoallergenic peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut products are a step closer to grocery stores with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for the patented process that reduces allergens in peanuts by 98 percent. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University signed the agreement with Xemerge, a Toronto-based firm that commercializes […]

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NC State team takes aim at peanut allergies

By Reid Creager, News & Observer Link to original article Link to the article in the Charlotte Observer. A team of scientists in Mary Ann Lila’s lab at N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a peanut-based flour that could lessen life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts. N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY You’ve heard the horror stories or […]

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General Contractor Chosen for DataChambers project at Research Campus

NCRC News & DataChambers KANNAPOLIS, N.C. –DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developer of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, announced that Clancy & Theys Construction Company has been selected as general contractor for the company’s new 50,000-square-foot data center at the North Carolina Research Campus. […]

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DataChambers and NC Research Campus Announce General Contractor for New Regional Data Center

Contact: Benjamin Gelnett Marketing Manager DataChambers 704.935.3547   or   Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus DataChambers and NC Research Campus Announce General Contractor for New Regional Data Center KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – June 2, 2014 – DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developer of the North […]

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Keep Summer Produce Healthy and Safe

Published in Cabarrus Magazine June 2014. Read the PDF: Williams Cab Mag June 2014 A recent study published in the journal Brain Research, found that the phytochemicals anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins are effective in protecting against the loss of nerve cell function in the brain brought on by Parkinson’s Disease. One of the lead scientists on the study […]

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Mayor of Huntersville Joins MURDOCK Study

Kannapolis, N.C. – The Duke-MURDOCK Study team is excited to announce the support of Mayor Jill Swain of Huntersville. She joined the MURDOCK Study in a special event held Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:30 am the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic on Hunters Road in Huntersville. The enrollment of Mayor Swain represents the DukeMURDOCK Study […]

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Murdock Institute intern named A.L. Brown intern of the year

  KANNAPOLIS — A.L. Brown High School senior Jorge Barrios was awarded Intern of the Year at an award ceremony held at the school Tuesday. He was recognized for his fall 2013 internship at the David H. Murdock Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus. Barrios scanned accounting documents and entered them into a new […]

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NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:23 pm Read the original article as posted by the Independent Tribune staff KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) have discovered a new way to detect oxidative stress generated during exercise. A team led by Dr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory […]

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A new approach to treating peanut, food allergies

R&D Magazine These days, more and more people seem to have food allergies, which can sometimes have life-threatening consequences. In the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report the development of a new type of flour that someday could be used in food-based therapies to help people better tolerate their allergy triggers, including peanuts. […]

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National STEM League Teams Meet to Compete at NCRC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Terri Stripling EMAIL: tstripling@ten80education.org COMPANY: Ten80 Education, Inc. URL: www.ten80education.com PHONE: 518-588-7895 mobile TWITTER: @Ten80Ed or @STEMTen80 Charlotte, NC – Thirty-six of the country’s most motivated math and science teams hit the track in the National STEM League Finals at North Carolina Research Campus on May 17, 2014. More than 900 teams […]

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DHMRI Intern Awarded AL Brown High School “Intern of the Year”

For Immediate Release   Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. May 8, 2014)- AL Brown High School senior Jorge Barrios was awarded Intern of the Year at an award ceremony held at the school on Tuesday, May 6. He was recognized for his fall 2013 internship […]

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Local businesses, and NCRC form business to science partnerships

  Link to original article in Business Today There are signs of growth at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Site development for the new DataChambers regional data center is underway at Loop Road and Biotechnology Lane. The second suite of ready-to-go laboratories in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building is finished and leasing. The […]

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Duke Energy gives $150,000 to plant study at NCRC

Salisbury Post  May 6, 2014 KANNAPOLIS — The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed its support of the NC Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation was one of P2EP’s inaugural sponsors, donating $100,000 to the program. P2EP is a collaborative research program that brings […]

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Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP

  Link to original article in Business Today May 6 (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC) The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed its support of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. P2EP is based on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation was one of P2EP’s […]

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Satisfy your yen for barbecue at Kannapolis competition

By Lisa Thornton Slideshow « Prev of 2 Next » – COURTESY OF EDDIE SMITH The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge will take place May 9-10 on the North Carolina Research Campus lawn. Want to go? What: Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge. When: 6:30–11 p.m. May 9 and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. May 10. Where: 125 N. Research Campus […]

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Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program

For Immediate Release           Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- May 5, 2014) The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed their support of the NC Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation […]

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A Hometown Advantage for People with Type II Diabetes

Published in Cabarrus Magazine May 2014. Read the full article as a PDF: SEDI Cab Mag May 2014 The Cabarrus County Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI) combines community education and clinical support programs to help people find the courage, motivation and knowledge they need to manage their type 2 diabetes. Take one older man in the SEDI […]

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Firsts for an NRI Young Scientist

Fuli (Tracey) He’s long journey from Shanghai, China, to the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis has culminated in extraordinary personal and professional achievements. This bright 25-year-old is the first student to earn a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health while working in research at the NRI. […]

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Study Shows Mother’s Diet Affects Child’s Genes

A mother’s diet before conception can permanently affect how her child’s genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The first such evidence of the effect in humans opens up the possibility that a mother’s diet before pregnancy could permanently affect many aspects of her children’s lifelong health. Researchers from the MRC International […]

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Research suggests Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

by: Yereth Rosen, Alaska Dispatch     Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. That toughness, it turns out, can also result in health benefits for the people who eat the plants, according to emerging research […]

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Art fills streets of Kannapolis at Kaleidoscope festival

KANNAPOLIS — Art in all its forms filled downtown Kannapolis’ Saturday, as the first Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival of 2014 drew some 500 people to enjoy music, live painting, poetry readings and vendors, according to organizer Michael Knox. Along West Avenue, painters, poets and makers of jewelry, toys and other crafts sat at booths or […]

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Study: Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s risk

Blueberries Dr. Mary Ann Lila, blueberry researcher and director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, holds up blueberries and a blueberry product. Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:20 am Study: Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s risk Independent Tribune staff The Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. […]

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Researchers in Kannapolis Release Study That May Link Blueberries With Prevention of Parkinson’s

View the story on Fox46 By: Robin Kanady, Digitial Journalist, Fox46 Carolinas April 24, 2014 A team of researchers, including a group from the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, may have proven a link between eating blueberries and a reduction in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Their study was published in a March […]

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Research Night at the Kannapolis Research Campus

Details May 12, 2014 6:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST NC Research Campus at Kannapolis 150 Research Campus Drive Kannapolis, NC 28081 See Map Join us on Monday, May 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm for Research Night at the Kannapolis Research Campus!  Dr. Simon Gregory will give an Update on the Murdock Study Cohort. The […]

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Research suggests Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

By: Yereth Rosen, Alaska Dispatch Seaweed on George Island, Alaska. Researchers are studying the antioxidant benefits of Alaska seaweed, which could prove helpful in fighting obesity. Michael Arrighi / cc via flickr Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and […]

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A Study for Healthy Aging Reaches a New Milestone

News Contact: Christy Flynn, Study Coordinator (704) 250-5854 (office) (919) 407-1700 (cell) Email: christy.flynn@duke.edu Website: murdock-study@duke.edu   Kannapolis, North Carolina: The person sitting next to you on the airplane jumped up out of her seat when the pilot signaled that it was safe to get up. The man at the weekly bingo game found his winning […]

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Study: Blueberries help reduce Parkinson’s risk

The Packer 04/09/2014 02:36:00 PM Doug Ohlemeier A new study shows eating blueberries reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease and may protect human brain performance. A group of scientists from North Carolina State University, Purdue University and Rutgers University investigated how extracts from blueberries, grape seeds, hibiscus, blackcurrant and Chinese mulberries, all of which […]

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Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

Featured on America Now, the TV magazine program with news you can use. View the original story with video. By reporter Jeff Rivenbark. Grocery shopping is a routine chore. You fill up a cart, pay the cashier, and walk out of the store with bags of fresh food. But just how fresh is the food […]

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Reaping a Healthy Harvest

<!– ­http://research.ncsu.edu/results/2014/04/healthy-harvest/ By David Hunt Nearly 8,000 miles, an ocean and seven time zones separate the small town of Kannapolis, N.C. from the heartland of southern Africa. Food scientist Mary Ann Lila knows the distance all too well. She’s visited 17 African countries in the past eight years. But she doesn’t measure the distance solely […]

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NCRC to host research symposium

The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — The N.C. Research Campus will hold the Annual Research Symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15 at the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building Event Room, 150 Research Campus Drive in Kannapolis. The event is free and open to professors, scientists, researchers, students and people interested in personalized […]

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Research Campus attracts international business, political leaders

By: Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Kannapolis became an international destination Thursday as a delegation of political and business leaders from South and Central America and the Caribbean visited the North Carolina Research Campus as part of a fact-finding tour. Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and International […]

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Research Campus, Holiday Inn team up for study

The Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The North Carolina Research Campus and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Kannapolis have formed an educational partnership to support what NCRC officials call a groundbreaking scientific and educational collaboration. The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) engages college students from across North Carolina to work with university scientists […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College STEM open house is April 11

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites people of all ages to its third STEM Open House at its facility on the North Carolina Research Campus. On April 11, 2-5 p.m., the college will welcome the community to an interactive event showcasing its science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. “Almost everything we […]

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NCRC, Holiday Inn Express Form Educational Partnership for P2EP

NC Research Campus Contact: Clyde Higgs Vice President of Business Development NC Research Campus chiggs@ncresearchcampus.net 704-273-1206 or Adam Parchert Social Media Manager Associated Hotels LLC Office: 1-312-782-9050 Cell: 1-224-587-5889   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. April 2, 2014)- The NC Research Campus (NCRC) and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Kannapolis have formed an educational […]

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NC A&T SCIENTIST FINDS EVIDENCE THAT EATING OATS CAN LEAD TO HEALTHIER LIVES

NC A&T News If you’ve been “feelin’ your oats” as the saying goes, Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, might know why. Sang’s studies of the bioactive components in oats offer evidence that phytochemicals found only in oats, known as avenanthramides, are helpful in combating […]

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Going bananas: NC Research Campus spurs leading edge food, nutrition research

By: Allan Maurer, WRAL TechWire Special Report: Need quick energy? Eat a banana – it’s as good as a commercially developed energy drink that cost millions to develop. So say scientists at the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, who are bringing teams of scientists and the latest technology to bear on how to […]

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NCRC offers free science events throughout April

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Science lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate nutrition and science in April at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The campus is offering several free events featuring everything from personalized nutrition to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) As part of the N.C. Science Festival, Rowan-Cabarrus Community […]

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Construction, expansions, new projects underway at NC Research Campus

By: Allan Maurer, WRAL TechWire Special Report: Although the recession slowed things down at the North Carolina Research Campus, they’re back on track in the first quarter of 2014. The latest wet lab suite leased before it could be offered on spec and other construction projects are proceeding swiftly. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer provides an […]

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Investigating how certain nutrients contribute to insulin resistance

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BRITE future for Kannapolis students

By Jennifer Woodford Link to original article in Business Today As a child, TinChung Leung, PhD, enjoyed raising fish. Today, he is a scientist with the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus and an expert in the use of zebra fish as a model system for cancer and cardiovascular disease […]

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Annual Catalyst Research Symposium April 15

NCRC News The Catalyst group fosters personal and professional relationships between researchers at the NCRC, specifically helping postdoctoral researchers with professional development. As part of their mission, they host an annual research symposium. The 2014 Catalyst Research Sumposium is Tuesday, April 15 from 11:30 am to 5 pm at the NC Research Campus in the […]

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UNC’s lab at N.C. Research Campus to host free seminars in Kannapolis

Salisbury Post March 7, 2014 KANNAPOLIS ­— Join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute for the 2014 Appetite for Life Academy New Frontiers in Research series. Each seminar is free and will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the events room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory […]

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BRITE Futures for Kannapolis Students

Salisbury Post Dr. TinChung Leung, of the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus, is usually focused on cancer, cardiovascular and blood research. This year, he is expanding his focus to make an investment in the future of middle and high school students in Kannapolis City Schools. He worked together with […]

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What is Personalized Nutrition?

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, explains what personalized nutrition is and how it is the mission of his institute to advance the field so that nutritional decisions are based on genetic information. The result: healthier people and new avenues to prevent and treat disease. Physicians know that […]

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Blueberries hailed as best brain food

Published: 6:01AM Saturday March 01, 2014 Source: ONE News TVNZ.co.nz A new study has found that blueberries may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Around 10,000 Kiwi’s suffer from Parkinson’s disease and it’s estimated that 1% of all Kiwis over the age of 60 have the incurable condition. Now a study conducted by scientists at the […]

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Blueberries hailed as best brain food

Blueberries hailed as best brain food Published: 6:01AM Saturday March 01, 2014 Source: ONE News A new study has found that blueberries may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Around 10,000 Kiwi’s suffer from Parkinson’s disease and it’s estimated that 1% of all Kiwis over the age of 60 have the incurable condition. Now […]

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Kannapolis company’s employees launch quarterly service project effort

  By Marty Price, Cabarrus News, Charlotte Observer Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 In one week last fall, employees of the Spectrum Discovery Center in Kannapolis filled 14 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as their first service project. “The employees stuffed (the shoeboxes) so full, we had to use rubber bands to keep them closed. And they […]

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Sensory Spectrum Launches Quarterly Service Project Effort

By Marty Price Slideshow « Prev of 4 Next » MARTY PRICE – MARTY PRICE Mary Dancy takes paper products from fellow employee Michael Webb over the curb as they load donated goods for CVAN into Janice Hancock’s SUV at Spectrum Discovery Center. In one week last fall, employees of the Spectrum Discovery Center in […]

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Cabarrus Health Alliance Receives Grant Funds to Support Breast Health

Cabarrus Health Alliance Receives Grant Funds to Support Breast Health Kannapolis, N.C. – The Cabarrus Health Alliance was presented with a $15,000 check at the Board of Health meeting on February 11 to continue breast cancer prevention and treatment efforts. Focused on a Cure is the foundation of Karen Goforth, owner of Irresistible Portraits in […]

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Investing in Bright Futures for Kannapolis Students

TinChung Leung, PhD, of the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus, is usually focused on cancer, cardiovascular and blood research. This year, he is expanding his focus to make an investment in the future of middle and high school students in Kannapolis City Schools (KCS).   BRITE Futures He worked […]

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Does RTP need a mega-donor to realize its grand vision?

February 20, 2014 Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal What Research Triangle Park needs is its own David Murdock. That’s one takeaway from a conversation I had with Lynne Scott Safrit, president and chief operating officer of Castle and Cooke, the organization that oversees the development of the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus. […]

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Study Finds That Vitamin D2 Supplements Don’t Enhance Stamina

By Renee Elder Correspondent February 16, 2014 Pit crew members for Hendrick Motorsports based in Concord served as subjects in a recent study that showed taking vitamin D2 supplements can lead to sore muscles that take longer to recover following exercise. The study was intended to examine whether vitamin D2 supplements might boost stamina during […]

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Newly Expanded Eligibility for PPS

February 14, 2014 Murdock Study The Duke Translational Medicine Institute-MURDOCK Study team is excited to announce an expansion to one of our on-going studies. The Physical Performance Study (https://www.murdock-study.com/new-studies/physical-performance-cohort) under the thought leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Miriam Morey, Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Co-Directorof the Duke Older Americans […]

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Investing in Bright Futures for Kannapolis Students

NCRC News February 13, 2014 TinChung Leung, PhD, of the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus, is usually focused on cancer, cardiovascular and blood research. This year, he is expanding his focus to make an investment in the future of middle and high school students in Kannapolis City Schools (KCS). […]

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UNC NRI Appetite for Life Seminars This April

February 10, 2014 April 1, 8 and 22 join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) for the 2014 Appetite for Life Academy. Each seminar is at 7 pm in the event room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 150 Research Campus Drive in Kannnapolis. April 1 – Uric […]

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Parental Nutrition Impacts Future Generations

Mihai Niculescu, MD, PhD, with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is an expert in the field of epigenetics. He is researching how nutrition influences the genetic interplay between parents and children, specifically looking at omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.   When you make a habit of snacking on fruits and vegetables versus grabbing a […]

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Burn Calories, Tone Muscle and Work Your Heart By Dancing

Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:06 AM BY  JENNIFER V. HUGHES SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The Record It would make sense to assume that Carole Steele of Cresskill started taking dance classes as an adult, inspired by her daughter who would one day become a junior member of the Tulsa Ballet. But the truth is, it […]

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D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes

Friday, January 31, 2014 D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes It is considered that athletes who are willing to improve their performance should avoid taking D2 vitamin. A new study released at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis proves that athletes who took D2 vitamin had their D3 […]

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Clinical Trials Results Highlight the Efficancy of Instaflex Joint Supplement

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Direct Digital, LLC, the developer and marketer of Instaflex® Joint Support, one of the nation’s top-selling joint relief supplements, recently announced the findings of an independent clinical study which reviewed the efficacy of the popular product. The trial was an eight week, double-blind, placebo controlled study of both male […]

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NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Leaves Its Mark on Science

Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC, is one of NASCAR’s premier teams. They are not only leaving their mark in the annals of motor sports, they are leaving their mark on science. Hendrick Motorsports is home to four of the most recognized names in racing: Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cumulatively, […]

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Research shows taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes

January 27, 2014 Vitamin D Council BOONE—Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis showed that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted […]

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New research suggests vitamin D2 could lead to higher muscle damage after weight lifting

New research suggests vitamin D2 could lead to higher muscle damage after weight lifting Posted on January 27, 2014 by Vitamin D Council   Results from a new study show that vitamin D2 may not be beneficial to muscle health in athletes. There is ongoing study about the difference in effects of vitamin D3 versus […]

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NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Leaves Its Mark on Science

Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC, is one of NASCAR’s premier teams. They are not only leaving their mark in the annals of motor sports, they are leaving their mark on science. Hendrick Motorsports is home to four of the most recognized names in racing: Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cumulatively, […]

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Kannapolis Mayor enrolls in long term research study

 Kannapolis Mayor enrolls in long term research study By Bob Holmes Slideshow « Prev of 3 Next » – BOB HOLMES Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant has his blood drawn during his participation in the MURDOCK Study. Learn more For more information on how and where to enroll in the MURDOCK Study, visit www.murdock-study.org, call 704-250-5861 […]

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Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new Kannapolis office

Independent Tribune Tim Reaves treaves@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) celebrated a new medical building at a ceremony Tuesday on the North Carolina Research Campus, where community leaders said the facility will help promote community health. The building, at 201 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, combines internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology in a “convergence” […]

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Carolinas Healthcare System Officially Opens NCRC Location

NCRC News Going to the doctor isn’t usually an occasion for celebration. On January 21, over 200 healthcare professionals, elected officials and community leaders found many reasons to celebrate as they shared in the grand opening of Carolinas Healthcare System’s (CHS) newest Cabarrus County location at 201 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard in Kannapolis. Located on the […]

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Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

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New Professor at NRI

  New professor at NRI: Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., has joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis as an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill. Voruganti’s long-term research goal is to understand the genetic and environmental factors that affect complex human diseases using a combination of statistical, molecular and bioinformatics […]

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Cannon Mills lives on in Kannapolis craftsman’s wooden toys

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com Posted on Jan 15, 2014Cannon Mills lives on in Kannapolis craftsman’s wooden toys KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Brent Offenberger was driving along Loop Road in 2006 when he stopped by the Hardee’s and watched the implosion of the old Pillowtex/Cannon Mills towel distribution center and bleachery building. When the dust began […]

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Blueberry Benefits

Growing Magazine – January, 2014 FEATURES Blueberry Benefits Researching the fruit’s health properties By Rocky Womack Click image to enlarge. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at NCSU, says blueberries contain a variety of phytochemicals that may help people with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, to name a few. […]

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What Are Lipids?

By Rishipal Bansode, PhD, NCA&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, for Bioactive Monthly newsletter. Recent findings from the NCA&T laboratory at the NC Research Campus that were published in the journal Food Chemistry demonstrated in an animal model that peanut skin polyphenols, specifically A-type procyanidin, can lower lipid levels. The findings are part of […]

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Runners Suffer More Inflammation and Muscle Damage Than Cyclists

  The Almagest New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

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Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Children

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

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NCCU and NCA&T Cancer Research on UNC-TV

UNC TV Researchers can’t test experimental cures for diseases and possible drug therapies on humans so they use the zebrafish for initial testing. That’s because the journey from egg to embryo is the same in zebrafish and humans. The image on the computer screen in the North Carolina Central University lab at the North Carolina […]

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Children can reap positive health benefits from increased physical activity

Studies conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., show that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other […]

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NC Charlotte Bioinformatics planning expansion of their NCRC offices

  Link to the original article on Business Today. Cory Brouwer, director of the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Services Division at the North Carolina  Research Campus, directs projects involving complex biological computations and the management of immense data sets. This fall, he has simple addition at the forefront of his mind. In October, all of […]

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A Model Fish

As featured on UNC-TV’s Science Now. Written and produced by Frank Graff. The image on the computer screen in the North Carolina Central University lab at the North Carolina Research Campus is both creepy and fascinating. It is a creature that is green, with a giant eye, a rapidly opening and closing mouth, and what […]

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Winter bonsai exhibition opening in Kannapolis on Saturday

Salisbury Post Submitted photo The artistry and beauty of bonsai will come to Kannapolis for the first Winter Silhouette Bonsai Exhibition. The exhibition will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the event room and atrium of the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, 150 N Research […]

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Does Exercising Have an Afterburn Effect?

Everyday Health By Annie Hauser, Senior Editor Need a reason to go to the gym? How about this: Some scientists suggest that one simple workout can actually cause you to burn calories at a higher rate hours after you leave the gym. But is it too good to be true? Depends which exercise scientists you […]

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NRI Announces 2013 Art Contest Winners

UNC Chapel Hill Grand Prize Winners: Randall and Rhaisa Weber of the A-Beka Home School (left) and Moira Hunter, of Jackson Park Elementary (right). Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI), has announced the winners of the 2013 Student Art Contest. As […]

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Peanut Skin Polyphenols Lower Lipid Levels, Reduce Fat

For Immediate Release Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net   Laurie Gengenbach NCA&T Communications lagengen@ncat.edu View the full story.   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- December 3, 2013) Scientists with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis have discovered in […]

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Ground broken for data center in Kannapolis

Cabarrus News By Carole Howell Construction of a new 50,000-square-foot Charlotte-region data center got its official start on Nov. 19 on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke Inc., developer of the research campus, broke ground on the data center. It’s expected to be […]

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JC Med Opens for Business in NCRC Ready-to-Go Lab

JC Med, a start-up company, is beginning operations to produce insulin resistance supplements and to developent a first-of-its-kind, in-home insulin resistance meter in one of the NC Research Campus’ ready-to-go laboratories. Watch the video to learn more. The equipment is installed, the supplies have arrived and Wenhong Cao, MD, founder of JC Med, LLC, is […]

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Annual Holiday Farmers Market November 29 & 30

NCRC NEWS Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net Annual Kannapolis Holiday Farmers Market November 29 and 30 (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- November 25, 2013)- Score a harvest of gifts for the holidays at the annual Holiday Farmers Market on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 from 10 am to 5 […]

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Sugar-heavy sports drinks don’t benefit everyone

&NewsObserver By Reid Creager It’s a regular routine for countless health-conscious people: some moderate cardio and/or weight training, maybe a 10- or 15-minute run followed by a half-hour with barbells or resistance equipment, all fueled by or finished with their favorite sports drink. Researcher David Nieman says that’s a calorie calamity. Although regular physical activity […]

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Duke Murdock study celebrates 10,000th participant

 TWC News: Duke Murdock study celebrates 10,000th participant By: Jenna Barnes Play now CABARRUS COUNTY — The Duke Murdock study is celebrating a big milestone. The study just enrolled its 10,000th participant in its effort to re-classify disease in Cabarrus County. The study has been recruiting people who live in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis since […]

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Kannapolis Mayor Misenheimer honored at Red Cross dinner

Salisbury Post Hugh Fisher KANNAPOLIS – Next Monday will mark the first time in over 24 years that a Kannapolis City Council meeting has taken place without Bob Misenheimer at the table. Misenheimer, 82, is retiring from public life after two terms as mayor, 15 years as a city councilman and 36 years in public […]

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NC Research Campus Welcomes DataChambers

NCRC News On November 19, 150 business and community leaders from Cabarrus County and throughout the Charlotte region braved cold and windy weather to attend a groundbreaking ceremony to welcome DataChambers to the NC Research Campus. “In partnership with Mr. Murdock and Castle & Cooke, Inc., we will be building one of the largest, most […]

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NC Research Campus to host second groundbreaking within a month

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, the developer of the N.C. Research Campus, will break ground at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a 50,000-square-foot data center. The event will be held at North Research Campus Drive and Laureate Way, near North Main Street in downtown Kannapolis. Key […]

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NC Research Campus exec sees growth on horizon

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The last five years have brought a mix of accomplishments and challenges for the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The 350-acre biotech hub opened in October 2008 — just as the economy faltered. State funding to support campus operations was restricted, and companies pulled back from research and development […]

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Kannapolis breaks ground for municipal center and police headquarters

Charlotte observer By Joe Marusak Slideshow MARTY PRICE – MARTY PRICE Kannapolis Mayor Robert Misenheimer speaks to the crowd during the City Council’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new 100,000-square-foot municipal center and police headquarters building on the North Carolina Research Campus. The Kannapolis City Council broke ground Oct. 29 on a 100,000-square-foot municipal center and […]

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Ready-to-Go Labs Expand N.C. Research Campus

NC Health News For scientific companies trying to get a start, but without a lot of money, having a lab at their disposal can make the difference between failing or flying. By Stephanie Soucheray Wenhong Cao has been studying diabetes and insulin resistance for 20 years, but last year the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill […]

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City of Kannapolis Municipal Center & Police Headquarters

Kannapolis City Council will break ground on a new 100,000 square foot municipal center and police headquarters on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. The building will be located at 401 Laureate Way on approximately 6.6 acres of land donated by North Carolina Research Campus founder David H. Murdock. The site faces the David H. […]

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Internships at Nutrition Research Institute transform Catawba students

Salisbury Post Thomas Benton, a chemistry major at Catawba College, has learned a lot during his internship with the Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus. On the surface, Aliyah Khan and Thomas Benton’s internships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute may appear to be all about the […]

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Runners suffer more inflammation and muscle damage than cyclists

Medical Press New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

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A Brief History of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

Founded in 2008, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a cornerstone of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis and home to highly-regarded faculty members, students and research technicians exploring nutritional individuality as it relates to brain development and the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Here scientists study nutrigenomics – […]

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Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

Medical Press Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio […]

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DataChambers Selects Engineering Firm for First Charlotte-Area Data Center

DataChambers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – September 9, 2013 – DataChambers, a North Carolina-based information technology firm, today announced that McCracken & Lopez, P.A. has been selected to design and engineer the company’s new 50,000-square-foot data center at the North Carolina Research Campus  (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C. Based in Charlotte, McCracken & Lopez has a nationwide portfolio […]

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Dole taps into NASCAR expertise, banana power

The Packer 10/15/2013 04:44:00 PM Greg Johnson KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — One of the major goals of Dole’s Nutrition Research Laboratory is to prove to consumers how healthy fruits and vegetables are, and director Nick Gillitt has the perfect test subjects: A NASCAR pit crew. Gillitt, who is also an organic chemist, would like to test […]

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Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

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Decoded Antioxidants in Blueberries Speed Up Metabolism

Counsel & Heal Decoded Antioxidants in Blueberries Speed Up Metabolism, Study Michelle Gil Update Date: Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM EDT “Blueberries have high concentrations of polyphenols, a class of bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables that help lower blood pressure and blood glucose, reduce inflammation, and fight off the damaging effects of free radicals,” […]

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Runners Incur More Physical Damage Than Cyclists From Intense Workouts

BioSpace (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 8, 2013)- New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the […]

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Blueberry power: Eat your way to a better workout

Medical Press Dr. Mary Ann Lila presents protein powders that have been infused with health-promoting compounds from fresh produce like blueberries. These powders can be used as food products. Drop and give me 20. But don’t forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups. It turns out that that the fruit, […]

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New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols.   Combining blueberries and exercise can benefit athletes of all […]

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Research shows daily distance running to be harmful

  10/09/2013 06:27 PM  TWC News: Research shows daily distance running to be harmful By: Jenna Barnes CHARLOTTE–For Cathy Michael, running is more than just exercise.”It’s empowering, it’s exciting,” Michael said. She runs several miles every week and she’s completed three marathons. “It’s pretty amazing. You spend months and months training for it,” Michael said. […]

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Intense Workouts Cause Runners More Physical Damage Than Cyclists

NCRC News New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

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A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm · By ASU News Filed under General, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, Research, Today ShareThis NC RESEARCH CAMPUS—Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits […]

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ASU study: Cycling easier on the body than running

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, “Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling,” was conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

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Research campus in Kannapolis poised to become innovation hub

Charlotte Observer Lukas Johnson More information About the North Carolina Research Campus The campus in downtown Kannapolis – where the former Cannon Mills Co. Plant No. 1 once stood – has more than one million square feet of lab and office space. It encompasses five buildings and the research power of nine universities and colleges […]

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UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Plans Expansion of NCRC Offices

    Cory Brouwer, PhD, director of the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Services Division at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), directs projects involving complex biological computations and the management of immense data sets. This fall, he has simple addition at the forefront of his mind. In October, all of the details should be squared away […]

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Grandma’s advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” was correct

UNC TV KANNAPOLIS – We all know that Grandma’s advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” was correct. Now there’s new research, and a new way to eat the “good stuff” that is found in fruits and vegetables, that makes following that advice even easier. First though, here’s a unique way to think about fruits […]

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North Carolina research facilities bringing ag, human health together

By Phyllis Beaver, North Carolina Research Campus | Southeast Farm Press • New laboratory space is available at North Carolina Research campus in Kannapolis, N.C. • Monsanto and Dole are among agriculture-based companies conducting research at the North Carolina facility. • North Carolina State University greenhouses are the site for research on plants for human health. […]

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NC Research Campus adding spec lab space

  Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer Charlotte Business Journal The N.C. Research Campus will add 3,000 square feet of speculative lab space to meet growing demand at the Kannapolis biotech hub. Plans call for two 1,500-square-foot wet labs to be built on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory. The research campus has […]

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NCRC Latest Ready-to-Go Labs Filling Up

NCRC News For Immediate Release Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 24, 2013)- The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has two new ready-to-go laboratory spaces entering construction that are slated to open in the first quarter of 2014 on the third floor of […]

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New test for viral infection could prevent overuse of antibiotics

The Chronicle By Zaynah Alam | September 22, 2013 Researchers at Duke Medicine have developed a diagnostic blood test that could prevent overuse of antibiotics by identifying viral infections in patients with acute respiratory symptoms. The test uses genetics to identify, with more than 90 percent accuracy, viral illnesses that were previously hard to diagnose […]

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Local study seeks to find out if eating blueberries slows memory loss

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Researchers at the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab are currently recruiting participants for the B. E. R. R. Y. study. Fact Box What: B.E.R.R.Y. study, stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. Who: Individuals who are age 65 to 79, beginning to experience mild memory decline and have not been […]

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Blueberry study bears fruit at Research Campus

Tim ReavesDr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab, shows an experimental, polyphenol-rich product at his lab on the North Carolina Research Campus on Wednesday. Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:33 am | Updated: 8:58 am, Fri Jan 24, 2014. By Tim Reaves independenttribune Posted on Sep 21, 2013by Tim Reaves […]

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New Cabarrus chamber head will tackle 2 issues

Business Today By Dave Friedman GRAY Shortly after graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1962, Carroll Gray accepted a job at The State newspaper in Columbia earning $70 a week as a reporter. He was tasked with covering the chamber of commerce, a topic he knew little about. A few months later, after […]

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Is Your Illness Viral or Bacterial? A New Rapid Blood Test Can Tell

Written by David Heitz | Published on September 18, 2013 Health Line A blood test developed by Duke University researchers will help doctors learn whether a patient’s infection is caused by a virus or bacteria. A blood test developed by researchers at Duke University can predict with tremendous accuracy whether someone with, say, pneumonia has […]

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Tech, Science are keys to driving the local economy

By Jennifer Woodford Link to original article in Business Today Economic development is many times designated to city and county governments. Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle and Cooke, LLC North Carolina, knows that local business also hold the keys to ensuring a prosperous economy. SAFRIT As one of the leading business women in the […]

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Researchers track enhanced “leaky gut” effect of exercise

University News BOONE—In science, the pursuit to prove one hypothesis often leads to a different discovery. Such was the case for researchers from Appalachian State University, Dole Food Company and N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute. A runner drinks a blueberry and green tea polyphenol-soy protein complex prior to participating in a study […]

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Best All-Natural Sports Drinks

Mens Journal Gatorade caught major flak this year when a 15-year-old girl from Mississippi made America realize the sports drink contains brominated vegetable oil. BVO, as it’s called, is toxic in concentrated form and contains bromine – a flame-retardant commonly sprayed on furniture and carpets – which accumulates in fatty tissues and may damage organs. As we […]

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ASU researchers need women for watermelon study in Kannapolis

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis needs adult women to take part in a study on watermelon and blood pressure. The lab will conduct a study on how watermelon and exercise effect blood pressure. Researchers are looking for 60 adult women between the […]

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Merriman named Kannapolis Teacher of the Year

 Salisbury Post Rebecca Merriman, right, reacts to being named Kannapolis City Schools Teacher of the Year. On the left is Molly Smith, the Forest Park Elementary teacher of the year. Merriman teaches at Jackson Park Elementary. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Rebecca Merriman, kindergarten teacher at Jackson Park Elementary School, […]

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New findings about absorption and afterburn after exercise

New findings from a collaborative study by Appalachian State University, Dole Food Company and NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute show some of the first evidence in a human clinical trial of an alternate route of polyphenolic absorption via the colon and a polyphenolic metabolic afterburn following exercise. The study shows clear evidence […]

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NCRC internships give students a supporting role in creation of knowledge database

Salisbury Post Wayne Hinshaw / for the salisbury postCatawba College student interns at the North Carolina Research Campus work in the General Mills lab studying oats. They are Amber Williamson and Christian Krzykwa. Five Catawba College students spent their summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize […]

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Achoo! when You Should See a Doctor

Yahoo Shine By Jessica Girdwain No one has time to run to the doctor for every stuffy nose or aching muscle, but relying on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for seemingly minor health problems sometimes does more harm than good. In certain cases, medication can make symptoms worse or mask more complicated conditions. Read this, then decide […]

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NCRC Internships Give Students a Supporting Role in Creation of Knowledge Database

Catawba College Five Catawba College students spent their summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The NCRC is a collaborative of 18 corporate, academic healthcare partners working to improve […]

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NCRC getting personal about heart disease

  Link to original article in Business Today One of the responsibilities of running a business is finding affordable employee health coverage. NC Research Campus scientists are not going to reshape health care policy, but they are contributing to the next generation of personalized medicine that will lower healthcare costs for everyone. According to the […]

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NC Research Campus on Around Carolina

Published on Aug 14, 2013 On the site of an old textile mill in Kannapolis, NC a science research facility has been developed, bringing together universities and corporations to look at issues related to food, nutrition and human health. This segment was produced for Time Warner Cable. View the video.  

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Berry Good for You

Tara Losinski | August 14th, 2013 Summer’s sweet treats are heartier and healthier than we thought.   Newfoundland blueberries are better for you. I’ve often heard the claim from my  brethren on The Rock. It’s a harsh life for berries, blue or otherwise, on North America’s most easterly isle; the growing season is short, the […]

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Searching for Salmonella

NC State News Center Date posted: August 12, 2013 Dave Caldwell photoDiane Ducharme, an N.C. State University graduate student and N.C. Cooperative Extension associate, is part of a team studying how tomatoes can become contaminated with Salmonella. A team of North Carolina State University scientists is looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production […]

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MCNC’s $144M fiber project for rural N.C. complete

Aug 12, 2013, 11:00am EDT MCNC’s $144M fiber project for rural N.C. complete Enlarge Photo MCNC Joe Freddosso heads up MCNC at the Research Triangle Park. Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal Almost $144 million and 2,600 miles of fiber later, and MCNC is ready to announce the completion of the final phase […]

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North Carolina blueberry production limited mostly by soil type

Southeast Farm Press NORTH CAROLINA STATE University Blueberry Specialist Bill Cline checks progress of commercial blueberries near Castle Hayne, N.C Incentives for new producers There is hope on the way for North Carolina growers hoping to move into commercial operation. North Carolina State University recently received funding for a blueberry genome project that Cline says […]

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Biotechnology brings woman to new career

Salisbury Post NC Research Campus photo Alice Glines found a new career in clinical research with the MURDOCK Study after going to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. KANNAPOLIS — Alice Glines is a clinical assistant with the Duke University MURDOCK Study, a job she got after graduating from the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College two-year applied science program in […]

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P2EP: The Dynamics of New Biology

By Pete Prunkl, Greater Charlotte Biz, Tuesday, April 1, 2013 Under the header of “Not Your Father’s Biology,” the National Research Council (NRC) issued a report entitled A New Biology for the 21st Century. In it, the writers coined the term “New Biology” to describe the dynamic needed for the life sciences to address some of […]

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Cabarrus, Kannapolis teachers learn about STEM

The Salisbury Post Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 1:02 a.m. SALISBURY — This week, 20 teachers from Cabarrus County Schools and Kannapolis City Schools spent five days in some of the area’s companies and education centers learning more about how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used in the workplace so they can better […]

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Displaced workers now have access to more local resources after Pillowtex closure

Karissa Minn, Salisbury Post Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:09 a.m. UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:47 a.m.   Karissa Minn / Salisbury Post Randy Keller, who lost his job when the Pillowtex plant in Kannapolis closed 10 years ago, now works at the N.C. Research Campus on the same property. He can point out […]

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Pillowtex 10 years later: N.C. Research Campus behind schedule but picking up steam

Emily Ford, Salisbury Post Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:10 a.m. UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:48 a.m.   Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post, Aerial photograph of construction at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis in 2008. KANNAPOLIS — Although some people suspected it, the news still came as a shock. Ten years ago today, […]

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Ten years after Pillowtex closing, economic recovery comes slowly to Kannapolis

By: Adam Rhew, News 14 Carolina 07/30/2013 05:31 PM TWC News: Ten years after Pillowtex closing, economic recovery comes slowly to Kannapolis CHARLOTTE — Ten years ago today, thousands of North Carolina mill workers lost their jobs. About 4,800 people lost their jobs that day. It was the largest single-day layoff in North Carolina history. […]

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Displaced workers now have access to more local resources after Pillowtex closure

Karissa Minn / Salisbury Post Randy Keller, who lost his job when the Pillowtex plant in Kannapolis closed 10 years ago, now works at the N.C. Research Campus on the same property. He can point out his office window to where the mill’s various facilities used to sit. Karissa Minn, Salisbury Post, July 30, 2013 […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus Graduate Alice Glines- At the Front Lines of Clinical Research

NCRC News, July 30, 2013 Alice Glines- At the Front Lines of Clinical Research  The life of Alice Glines can be characterized by unfailing and determined optimism that has allowed her to remake her life not once, but four times. She’s gone from married life and raising two sons outside of Cleveland, Ohio, to moving […]

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Dole Foods, Dole Berry partner for berry health symposium

The Packer 07/26/2013 02:47:00 PM Melissa Shipman Dole Food Co., with The Dole Berry Co. LLC, Salinas, Calif., hosted the International Berry Health Benefits Symposium from June 18-20, in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release. The event featured presentations from scientists on berries’ positive effects on disease prevention. Keith Mixon, president of Dole Berry […]

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Researchers seek to understand plants’ pathways to better health

The Packer 7/24/2013 11:47:00 AM Coral Beach A new program at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis that is funded by industry and academia promises to train tomorrow’s scientists while finding how to grow more healthful fruits and vegetables. Dubbed the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program kicks off this summer with $1.5 […]

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N.C. program immerses students in science

AG Professional North Carolina Research Campus  |  Updated: 07/18/2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams up university […]

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Strawberry breeding program gets funding

Vegetable Growers News To an end-game focused strawberry breeder, there is no better payoff than to see the potential for technology transfer be converted into the hands of growers to deliver a true market impact. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute, said the recent […]

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North Dakota Students & North Carolina State Attempt to Make History Together

KX News Posted: Jul 18, 2013 6:01 PM EST Updated: Jul 26, 2013 10:50 PM EST By Barbara Sharp, Reporter “Maybe you’re not diabetic, but you need something to help you break down starch and help digest and move things, move things along,” says the instructor at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. That “something” […]

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UNC Charlotte part of $1.5 million N.C. Research Campus project

  UNC Charlotte News July 17, 2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus is launching a $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor – the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP). University scientists, industry leaders and college […]

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Memory and Cognitive Health MURDOCK Study Cohort Filled: A community affected by Alzheimer’s disease responds

The MURDOCK Study July 16, 2013 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a major public health dilemma affecting over 170,000 North Carolinians and 5.2 million Americans, putting a significant burden on more than 15 million family members and friends who care for these loved ones.  In fact, in 2012, there was an estimated $216.4 billion in uncompensated […]

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Which small business best fits you?

The Charlotte Observer By Celeste Smith Posted: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013 Q: What are the best businesses to start today? Author and entrepreneur Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in Raleigh. He gives seminars based on this same question at North Carolina’s small business centers, which are a […]

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Cabarrus, Kannapolis teachers dive into STEM immersion

Cabarrus Economic Development Newsletter Monday, July 15, 2013 Source: Independent Tribune Concord, N.C. — Teachers from Cabarrus County Schools and Kannapolis City Schools are spending this week in some of the area’s leading companies and education centers learning more about how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used in the workplace, so they can […]

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Research sheds light on aspirin therapy resistance

Hernando Today Duke Medicine researchers believe they have helped solved the riddle of why aspirin helps prevent heart attacks and strokes in some people but not in others. Duke Medicine researchers have come up with what they think are some answers to the question of why aspirin is effective in protecting some people from heart […]

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NC Research Campus scientists seek to make foods healthier

By: Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina KANNAPOLIS—Doctors say whole grains are part of a healthy diet, but scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are working on a way to make them even better. “It can prevent a lot of chronic diseases, like diabetes, obesity, and some heart diseases,” said Dr. Guibing Chen of NC […]

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PHHI Extension Partnership Lands $425,000 in Grants to Help N.C. Agribusinesses

  Plants for Human Health Institute Writer: Justin Moore The North Carolina Cooperative Extension component of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), in partnership with the university’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has secured more than $400,000 in funding through two major grant programs to assist the state’s growers and agricultural […]

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Test Predicts Heart Attack Risk Using Aspirin Therapy Response

Biosciencetechnology News   Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why some people benefit and others don’t. Now, researchers at Duke Medicine have solved some of the mysteries related […]

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Red, White and Blue: The Colors of Healthy Produce

  Plants for Human Health Institute   One of the most enduring and sentimental signs of summer is the arrival of a vibrant variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Rich and robust in flavor and color, many fruits and veggies are prized as much for their attractive appearance as their gastronomic attributes. But much of […]

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ASU Recruiting 21, Male Cyclists to Test Sonic Shirts

NCRC News Principal Investigator David C. Nieman, DrPH, Director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.   This study is funded by Under Armour.What is the purpose of this research? Special types of exercise clothing have been advertised to keep individuals drier, cooler, and more comfortable […]

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New research trial shows blueberries’ potential

Scoop Independent News .New research trial shows blueberries’ potential for reducing hyperglycemia, weight gain and cholesterol levels. “The blueberry’s ability to intervene in conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity is of critical importance,” says trial leader. The results of a recently published research study highlight blueberries’ potential to play a significant role in […]

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Gene Marker IDs Aspirin Response, Predicts MI

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points A collection of 60 co-expressed genes known as the Aspirin Response Signature (ARS) predicted both response to aspirin treatment and the risk of death or myocardial […]

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Biomarker Predicts Heart Attack Risk Based on Response to Aspirin Therapy

By Duke Medicine News and Communications DURHAM, N.C. — Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why some people benefit and others don’t. Now researchers at Duke Medicine have […]

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NC Research Campus launches plant project for college students

  Jennifer Thomas Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal Academic and industry partners at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis have launched a $1.5 million initiative to engage college students from across the state in education and research. The program, called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, will center on how plants, including fruits and vegetables, benefit […]

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UNC Research Institute gets creative with arts contest

Michael Knox Previous winners of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s art contest are displayed at the group’s facility at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Independent Tribune Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:37 am By Michael Knox mknox@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Celebrating five years of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, […]

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Ginger Shogaols: Promising Preventation for Lung and Colon Cancer

North Carolina Research Campus Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and lead scientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies (CEPHT) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most […]

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MURDOCK Study Enrolls its 1000th Participant!

Work towards diversifying population representation pays off (and continues) The MURDOCK Study has a goal of enrolling 50,000 participants. Another important goal is to ensure these 50,000 participants are representative of the area population. In order to fairly represent the Hispanic population, it would like to enroll 8,000 Hispanic participants. The study is well on its way and recently […]

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NCRC continues its expansion with DataChambers

Business Today June 13 DataChambers is bringing 20 jobs to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The company, which specializes in information technology services, is NCRC’s 18th campus partner. Specific plans for the data center’s design and a time frame for construction are in development. The construction of the new facility is expected to bring at least 20 jobs […]

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Nutrition Research Institute: Helping the world get healthier, one person at the time

The Nutrition Research Institute is located on the developing North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Scientific studies under way at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, show promise of a healthier future for children and adults based on new […]

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NC Research Campus adds IT company DataChambers to its roster

Jun 12, 2013, 12:51pm EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2013, 4:22pm EDT Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The N.C. Research Campus is a 350-acre life sciences and biotech hub in Kannapolis. The newest tenant at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis will be an information-technology services company. DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, announced Wednesday that it […]

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DataChambers Joins the NCRC

Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 12, 2013)- DataChambers, a North State Communications company that specializes in information technology services, is joining the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. “With its prime location just minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the city […]

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90-Year-Old Billionaire David Murdock Doles Out Advice On Longevity

Dole Foods Chairman David Murdock Courtesy David Murdock Forbes Magazine By Sherri Snelling, Next Avenue Contributor David Murdock, at age 90, has the look and energy of a man many years younger. The chairman of Dole Foods, the world’s largest marketer of fruits and vegetables, has stated that he expects to live to 125, thanks […]

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N.C. State gets grants to support strawberry research in Kannapolis

Enlarge Photo courtesy N.C. STATE Jeremy Pattison inspects strawberry research plots at the N.C. State’s Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury. Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis is working to boost strawberry yields and increase the fruit’s profitability for growers. Toward that end, Jeremy Pattison, […]

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Strawberry breeding program receives national sustainability initiative grants

Fresh Plaza Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, recently was awarded a $158,391 grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, and is a co-investigator on a second grant in the amount of $127,168, led by Dr. Brian Whipker, also […]

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Web Resource Highlights Advances in Berry Research

NCRC Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 5, 2013)- The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis in partnership with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute has added a new online resource to their website focused on scientific breakthroughs in berry research.Featuring […]

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NC experts call for awareness of stroke symptoms

By: Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina KANNAPOLIS — North Carolina has one of the highest stroke rates in the country. That’s why health care leaders from all across the state met at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis Tuesday. They’re trying to work together to provide better care, and they’re asking for your help. […]

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NC State receives funding for 3 sustainable strawberry projects

The Grower Vicky Boyd Courtesy North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina State University strawberry breeder Jeremy Pattison inspects research plots at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury.A group of North Carolina State University strawberry researchers were the recipients of  sustainability grants they say they’ll use to help lengthen the growing season and demonstrate cost-effective cooling systems. […]

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Strawberry Breeding Program Receives National Grants from the Walmart Foundation

PHHI Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, recently was awarded a $158,391 grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, and is a co-investigator on a second grant in the amount of $127,168, led by Dr. Brian Whipker, also with […]

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Kannapolis study could separate link between obesity, diabetes

  Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina View the video. KANNAPOLIS — Health officials say diabetes is one of the health risks associated with obesity. Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus believe more than half of all obese people eventually develop the disease. “Some may develop it immediately, some it may take ten to fifteen […]

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N.C. State researchers create fruit- and vegetable-infused ingredients for U.S. Army rations

 PHHI The Produce News North Carolina State University has gained support from the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers. Researchers with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute, located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, are […]

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Researchers work on tastier, healthier military combat rations

The GrowerVicky Boyd Courtesy North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina State University researchers are developing protein powders infused with healthful plant nutrients.Even the armed forces are getting on the health bandwagon and are incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their menus. But the produce won’t be in the same form as it is at schools and […]

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McCrory in Kannapolis to honor veterans

By Helen Schwab The Charlotte Observer KANNAPOLIS Almost everyone at Veterans Park on Monday faced the newly spruced-up gazebo in this shaded little grove between First Baptist Church and the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory. There, Gov. Pat McCrory was addressing the crowd on Memorial Day, acknowledging the sacrifices of soldiers and Gold Star families. […]

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North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine

The Grower Melissa Shipman North Carolina State University, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, has secured a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the safety of organic produce. The group’s study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic Fresh Produce,” began in fall […]

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Are Chia Seeds a Superfood?

About.com By: Sharon Basaraba Chia  seeds may have made their mark on the toy market in the late 1970s, but they’re gaining popularity as a whole food with benefits now, for their longevity-boosting dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acid content. In fact, some proponents say that chia seeds can help you lose weight, and give […]

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North Carolina emerging as world-class research hub

The Produce News by: Chip Carter   Agriculture continues to grow and is an ever-increasing part of North Carolina’s economy, a new study shows. Meanwhile, South Carolina peach producers are preparing for a bountiful and perfectly timed summer crop that should hit its peak in July, along with domestic top 10 production of greens, tomatoes […]

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David H. Murdock Research Institute Receives $50 Million Gift from David H. Murdock

The North Carolina Research Campus For Immediate Release  Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net (Durham, NC- May 8, 2013)-  David H. Murdock, the founder and visionary behind the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) located at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, announced a gift of $50 million to […]

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NC State researchers explore using herbal oils to kill pathogens on fruits, vegetables

By: Amber Veverka, &NewsObserver.com When Penelope Perkins-Veazie picks up a cantaloupe, she is probably thinking something a little different from other shoppers, most of whom probably give the fruit a sniff to check for ripeness, then plunk it in the grocery cart. Perkins-Veazie, on the other hand, peers down at the cantaloupe’s netted skin and […]

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Northwest Cabarrus to add biotech academy

Northwest Cabarrus High School’s proximity to the N.C. Research Campus (shown here) in Kannapolis is a factor in the school’s decision to focus on biotechnology. Jennifer Thomas Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal Northwest Cabarrus High School plans to add an academy focused on biotechnology and medical research this fall. Cabarrus County Schools will invest roughly […]

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MURDOCK Physical Performance Study: A Lifespan Approach to Late-life Physical Function

NCRC Miriam C. Morey, PhD, a professor in medicine with the Duke Department of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, will visit the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm to present a talk entitled The MURDOCK Physical Performance Study:  We reap what we sow- a lifespan […]

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2014 Jiggy with the Piggy & Jiggy Jam Festival

Kannapolis Get ready for a weekend of family-friendly fun, live entertainment and more in downtown Kannapolis! On May 9 – 10, residents and visitors will enjoy concerts, arts & crafts, live performances, food vendors and some of the best BBQ around.   MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FRIDAY, MAY 9 – SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014   The 2nd […]

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Davidson, Lenoir-Rhyne Students Involved in Cutting-Edge Blueberry Genome Research

PHHI KANNAPOLIS, NC – Cutting-edge research on sequencing the blueberry genome will be incorporated into college curriculum at Davidson College and Lenoir-Rhyne University, in cooperation with N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus. Students will be involved in identifying specific genes that can be used to produce plants with desired characteristics, as well as […]

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Blueberry Research, Benefits Bring PHHI Director to New Zealand

Plants for Human Health Institute Part of being an international plant detective involves traversing the globe to locate and study plants and their potential health-promoting properties. Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) and veteran plant detective, has ongoing research projects in Egypt, Central Asia, Oceania, Mexico, […]

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Monsanto Honored For Best Practices in Diversity by Diversityinc

Monsanto Each year, DiversityInc surveys a wide range of industries and salutes those whose leadership, procurement practices, communications and training reflect best practices in diversity. This week, DiversityInc named Monsanto Company the No. 2 company for global diversity and ranked the company No. 42 on the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list. The […]

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Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation

PHHI A generation ago, the prevailing opinion was that once a person became obese they would develop type 2 diabetes. Today, scientists like Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacogenomics with NC State University (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), know that obesity and diabetes are related but […]

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How To Fix Health Problems With Exercise

By Jessica Girdwain, The Huffington Post Ever wonder why you feel so great after you break a sweat? Turns out, exercise isn’t just an effective flab-fighter — it’s a remedy for pretty much any troubling health issue you are facing: anxiety, insomnia, back pain — even hot flashes. “When it comes to preventing health problems, […]

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Catalyst Group’s 2013 Symposium Celebrates NCRC Research

 NCRC The NC Research Campus Catalyst Group hosted their second annual research symposium, Celebrating Research and Collaborations at the NCRC, on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the core lab event room. The Catalyst Group, which fosters personal and professional relationships between researchers on campus, hosted 100 attendees who benefited from a poster competition, faculty presentations, […]

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Kaleidoscope of culture coming to Kannapolis

The Charlotte Observer By Lukas Johnson Organizers of the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival hope the monthly event will connect the public to the arts community while showcasing the cultural offerings of Cabarrus County and beyond. Michael Knox, a 38-year-old documentary filmmaker and journalist who lives in Kannapolis, created the event as a way to unite […]

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NRI Director recognized for excellence in teaching, research and service

UNC NRI Newsletter Dr. Steven Zeisel, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute The University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) announces today that Stephen H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished University Professor in Nutrition and Pediatrics and UNC NRI Director, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Bernard […]

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2013 NRI Faculty Awards

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Kannapolis students become moon explorers

Karissa Minn/Salisbury PostFrom left: Devin Rucker, junior, and Melanie Bush, senior, adapt a model roller coaster for gravity on the moon at A.L. Brown High School as part of the Kannapolis City School System’s ‘Moment of Science.’   The Salisbury Post by: Karissa Minnkminn   KANNAPOLIS — Students of all ages in the Kannapolis City […]

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NC Science Festival brings STEM into Kannapolis classroom

By: Jenna Barnes, Triad News14 NC Science Festival brings STEM into Kannapolis classroom KANNAPOLIS—The North Carolina Science Festival is teaching students all across the state that science is fun. It is part of the STEM initiative, getting more students focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Students from all grade levels in Kannapolis took part […]

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New broccoli could help fight age-related eye problems

  Fresh Plaza A new North Carolina State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach. Lutein is associated with lowering risks for […]

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More good news about blueberries

Bite Magazine Dr Mary Ann Lila’s blueberry salsa Ratings: No ratings yet 15/4/2013 – Catherine Smith Ingredients 2 cups Blueberries, New Zealand sourced, fresh or frozen (thawed) ½ Onion, medium, diced 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (add more to taste) 3 tbsp Parsley, or coriander, chopped 1 Red pepper, medium, diced ¼ cup Lime […]

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Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you

The New Zealand Herald Berries are bursting with goodness for your body. Photo/ Thinkstock The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won’t be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries are still packed with all the […]

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NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss

By: Jenna Barnes, TWC News NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss KANNAPOLIS — Blueberries might be a key ingredient to keeping the mind sharp. Psychologists at the North Carolina Research Campus think the fruit can slow the effects of mild memory loss. “Blueberries have an active ingredient in […]

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David Murdock Wants You to Live Forever

by Jessica Wapner, AARP The Magazine, April/May 2013 Much of the work at NCRC is focused on investigating “superfoods” such as berries, ginger and broccoli to discover how they reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Some labs at NCRC are pioneering the field of nutrigenomics, the study of how genes affect nutrition and vice versa. […]

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These fruits are berry good for you

Nicky Park, The New Zealand Hearld Berries are bursting with goodness for your body.Photo / Thinkstock The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won’t be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries are still packed with […]

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NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss

By: Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina TWC News: NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss KANNAPOLIS — Blueberries might be a key ingredient to keeping the mind sharp. Psychologists at the North Carolina Research Campus think the fruit can slow the effects of mild memory loss. “Blueberries have an […]

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems

PHHI Dr. Allan Brown uses conventional plant breeding methods to enhance lutein levels and other helpful compounds in broccoli. KANNAPOLIS, NC – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is […]

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Dietary Antioxidants — Do Foods and Supplements With High Antioxidant Values Guarantee Better Health?

By Sharon Palmer, RD Today’s Dietitian Vol. 15 No. 4 P. 42 For years, edible plants competed for the title of the highest ORAC, a measurement of foods’ total antioxidant capacity. Yet scientists suggest antioxidant metabolism and bioavailability are the keys to greater health benefits. Today’s Dietitian discusses this hot topic with some of the […]

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems

Plants for Human Health Institute KANNAPOLIS, NC – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach. Lutein is associated with […]

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New broccoli would help fight age-related eye problems

Southeast Farm Press By Leah Chester-Davis, North Carolina State University • Allan Brown’s plan is to develop plant material through hybridization with wild broccoli. • He will then evaluate the new broccoli material to determine its stability and genetic potential for enhanced levels of lutein and beta-carotene. A new North Carolina State University study under […]

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems

Plants for Human Health Institute KANNAPOLIS, NC – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach. Lutein is associated with […]

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Dietary Antioxidants — Do Foods and Supplements With High Antioxidant Values Guarantee Better Health?

By Sharon Palmer, RD Today’s Dietitian Vol. 15 No. 4 P. 42 For years, edible plants competed for the title of the highest ORAC, a measurement of foods’ total antioxidant capacity. Yet scientists suggest antioxidant metabolism and bioavailability are the keys to greater health benefits. Today’s Dietitian discusses this hot topic with some of the […]

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New broccoli would help fight age-related eye problems

By Leah Chester-Davis, North Carolina State University • Allan Brown’s plan is to develop plant material through hybridization with wild broccoli. • He will then evaluate the new broccoli material to determine its stability and genetic potential for enhanced levels of lutein and beta-carotene. Related Media Consultant survey offers realistic look into North Carolina cotton […]

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Joint Pain? ASU Needs You for a Study

Released by Appalachian State University Individuals between the ages of 50 to 75 are being recruited for a study on joint pain and function being conducted by Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The study will look at the influence of a leading plant-based joint support supplement […]

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STEM open house in Kannapolis

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites people of all ages to its second annual STEM Open House at the college’s teaching facility on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC). On Friday, April 12, from 2-5 p.m., the college will open its doors to the community for a fun, interactive event showcasing […]

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STEM open house in Kannapolis

The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites people of all ages to its second annual STEM Open House at the college’s teaching facility on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC). On Friday, April 12, from 2-5 p.m., the college will open its doors to the community for a fun, interactive event showcasing the […]

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David Murdock Wants You to Live Forever

  by Jessica Wapner, AARP The Magazine Much of the work at NCRC is focused on investigating “superfoods” such as berries, ginger and broccoli to discover how they reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Some labs at NCRC are pioneering the field of nutrigenomics, the study of how genes affect nutrition and vice versa. Most […]

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Scientists at NC Research Campus seek to make organic food safer

By: Jenna Barnes, Time Warner Cable News Scientists at NC Research Campus seek to make organic food safer KANNAPOLIS Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are developing new ways to make organic food safer. A team of NC State and University of Tennessee researchers received a $2 million grant from the USDA to develop […]

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Scientists at NC Research Campus seek to make organic food safer

By: Jenna Barnes, Time Warner News KANNAPOLIS — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are developing new ways to make organic food safer. A team of NC State and University of Tennessee researchers received a $2 million grant from the USDA to develop a natural product that will kill germs like salmonella, listeria and […]

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PHHI receives USDA grant to combat E. coli

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute, the University’s agricultural extension program, received a $2 million grant from the USDA to research ways to eliminate the presence of E. coli in produce that could end up in homes. Holden Broyhill, Staff Writer, TechnicianOnline   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research […]

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PHHI receives USDA grant to combat E. coli

Holden Broyhill, Staff Writer, The Technicianonline Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute, the University’s agricultural extension program, received a $2 million grant from the USDA to research ways to eliminate the presence of E. coli in produce that could end up in homes   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture […]

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ASU Recruiting for Fruit Carbohydrate/Chia Seed Oil Study

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory is recruiting for a new study entitled Sustained Energy:  Influence of ingesting fruit-based carbohydrates and chia seed oil on human running performance. The Principal Investigator is David C. Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. What […]

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Research Shows Blueberries Fight Obesity, Diabetes

Dr Mary Ann Lia from North Carolina State University speaks to Breakfast about the wonders of blueberries. http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/research-shows-blueberries-fight-obesity-diabetes-video-5384990

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UNC Nutrition scientist awarded $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders

  The Salsibury Post The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders in South Africa.  The funds are from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study will be conducted by Dr. Philip May, a faculty member at the […]

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UNC Nutrition scientist awarded $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders

The Salisbury Post The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders in South Africa.  The funds are from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study will be conducted by Dr. Philip May, a faculty member at the University […]

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Proposed budget cuts to NC Biotech Center could hurt Charlotte

By: Jennifer Thomas, The Charlotte Business Journal Mar 22, 2013, 2:56pm EDT Proposed budget cuts to NC Biotech Center could hurt Charlotte Enlarge Photo The N.C. Biotechnology Center in the Triad is facing deep cuts to its funding in Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed state budget. Slashing $10 million from the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s annual appropriation […]

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N.C. Research Campus operation lands $5.3M NIH grant

Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute has received a five-year, $5.3 million grant to study fetal-alcohol disorders in South Africa. The funds from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will support a handful of studies that will explore the effects of […]

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ASU Recruiting for Pistachio/Cycling Study

NCRC The Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is conducting a study on the influence of pistachio nuts on performance and recovery. Lab director David C. Nieman, DrPH, and his research team are recruiting 20 male cyclists between the ages of 18 and 55 to participate. What is […]

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Home Instead to host “Changing the Face of Aging” forum

  The Salisbury Post Julie Macon Stegall, Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute.   There are many issues we encounter as we and our family members face aging, potential dementia, illness and death. There are many questions needing answers to ensure your family member is well cared for. There are […]

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Freeze column: Time for running classes to start up again

The Salsibury Post Having just finished a tough 10 days battling a kidney stone, I am busting to get back out for regular exercise. The warm days are finally coming, spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time of year. Each spring, we have several opportunities for beginning runner classes around the […]

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Klebsiella Linked to Infant Melamine Deaths

The UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the David H. Murdock Research Institute in partnership with scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and the Imperial College of London, United Kingdom have shed light on why so many babies who drank melamine-tainted milk in 2008 did not die. The bacteria Klebsiella terrigena […]

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Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Through the Eyes of a Nutrition Crusader

Dole Newsletter March is National Nutrition Month, and what better way to raise awareness than an interview with Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., RD, and President of the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) upon her tour of the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus where eight universities have joined forces to study […]

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Physical Performance (Healthy Aging)

The Murdock Study Discovering the links to changes in physical and cognitive abilities in older Americans The Duke Older Americans Independence Center aims to understand and improve the health of older adults. To further this research, the MURDOCK Study will collect a brief physical and cognitive performance assessment at two time points from 1,000 people […]

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NBA Napping Serves Vital Role In Players’ Performance

Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post It is 3:00 p.m. on a chilly February afternoon in Minneapolis and the Utah Jazz are trying to hang on to the final playoff seed in the Western Conference during a hectic stretch of eight games in 13 days. The Jazz endured a late flight from Salt Lake City following […]

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Sensory Spectrum Takes An All-Hands Approach to Client Service

By: Marty Daks, The Alternative Press NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – For more than 27 years, Sensory Spectrum Inc. has been smelling, tasting, touching, looking at and thinking about its clients’ products, advising them on ways to make them more efficient and appealing. The 150-employee New Providence-based management consulting firm specializes in understanding the sensory-consumer experience […]

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FDA, NCRC Scientists Collaborate On New Standards For Salmonella-Free Tomatoes

The North Carolina Research Campus Scientists with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute and its NC Cooperative Extension outreach component, located at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, are collaborating with the US Food and Drug Administration on a joint project to establish new standards to prevent Salmonella contamination of tomatoes. From […]

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NBA Napping Serves Vital Role In Players’ Performance

By: Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post It is 3:00 p.m. on a chilly February afternoon in Minneapolis and the Utah Jazz are trying to hang on to the final playoff seed in the Western Conference during a hectic stretch of eight games in 13 days. The Jazz endured a late flight from Salt Lake City […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus reflects on eventful 2012, looks forward to 2013

RCCC President Carol Spalding SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has seen a lot of changes in the past year, and its president says there are still plenty more to come. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College released its 2012 annual report to the college’s Board of Trustees last week. The annual report focuses on how the college spent […]

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NCBiotech Awards Total $2.9M in Quarter

Life-science companies, start-ups, event sponsors, researchers and educators received $2.9 million in loans and grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center during the second fiscal quarter. The awards, in 10 programs, went to successful applicants across the state to support life-science entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and education. NCBiotech has been awarding this type of funding since […]

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NCSU bags $2M organic foods research grant

RALEIGH – A group of N.C. State University researchers will share in a $2 million grant to naturally improve the safety of organic produce. The $2 million grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) program, will be shared with scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute […]

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Making Sense of the Soy-Genistein-Her2 Breast Cancer Connection

NRCR News The impact of soy on breast cancer is puzzling to many consumers including women at risk for breast cancer. Numerous studies label the isoflavone genistein in soy as a natural compound that can prevent breast cancer. At the same time, increasing numbers of reports suggest that genistein may be a risk factor for […]

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North Carolina, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety

The Southeast Farm Express By Justin Moore, North Carolina State University A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce — naturally. Their study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic […]

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2013 BioMoto Pit Crew Challenge

                2012 Pit Crew Challenge Competitors Photo: NCBiotech Center/Chad Mitchell Photograph 2012 Pit Crew Challenge Competitors Photo: NCBiotech Center/Chad Mitchell Photograph – See more at: http://www.ncbiotech.org/event/2013-biomoto-pit-crew-challenge#sthash.ics4bjPf.dpuf Through a $300,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, middle school students from Cabarrus County, Kannapolis City, Richmond County, and Rowan-Salisbury Schools are taking […]

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Kannapolis awards contract for new $20M building to house city hall and police department

By Hugh Fisher, Salisbury Post The Kannapolis City Council voted unanimously Monday to award the contract for the new city hall and police headquarters to Creech & Associates. The decision follows the announcement on March 11 that David Murdock, owner of the N.C. Research Campus, would donate acreage in the center of the campus for […]

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UNC professor outlines simple strategies for managing weight

By Sarah Campbell, Salisbury Post   KANNAPOLIS — An associate professor for nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mapped out ways to manage weight during the sixth annual Appetite for Life Academy lecture series held at the North Carolina Research Campus. “In order to manage your weight today it takes active […]

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Area teens conducting scientific trials on tomatoes

By Lukas Johnson, Charlotte Observer Students at four Rowan County high schools are conducting scientific trials on tomatoes to see if industry pruning standards are superior to extra pruning or no pruning at all. The hands-on agricultural research project is being led by Jeremy Pattison with the Plants for Human Health Institute at the North […]

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Gut flora ‘had role’ in China’s milk scandal

HealthcareToday Chinese infants who drank infant formula milk contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine were probably more likely to develop severe kidney disease if a certain type of microbe was present in their gut, new research suggests. “Good” gut bacteria have evolved in a symbiotic relationship with humans over millions of years, and have a […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus Biotech Graduates Advancing Scientific Discovery

            (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- February 18, 2013)- Behind every great scientist is a great research assistant. At the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis those great research assistants and research technicians are most often graduates of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s two-year applied science associate degree program in biotechnology. Graduates are working in […]

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Students test tomato-growing techniques

By Karissa Minn, Salisbury Post   Students at South Rowan High School harvest tomatoes from plants in the school’s greenhouse. With the help of the N.C. Research Campus, students at four high schools in the county are testing different methods of growing winter tomatoes. Photo by Karissa Minn, Salisbury Post. SALISBURY — Students at four […]

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Gut microbes could determine the severity of melamine-induced kidney disease

  ScienceDaily Microbes present in the gut can affect the severity of kidney disease brought on by melamine poisoning, according to an international study led by Professor Wei Jia at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with the research group of Professor Jeremy Nicholson at Imperial College London. In 2008, nearly 300,000 Chinese children […]

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Gut microbes could determine the severity of melamine-induced kidney disease

Microbes present in the gut can affect the severity of kidney disease brought on by melamine poisoning, according to an international study led by Professor Wei Jia at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with the research group of Professor Jeremy Nicholson at Imperial College London. In 2008, nearly 300,000 Chinese children were hospitalised […]

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Dole Researchers Find Banana Peel Contains Concentrated Antioxidants

Many people don’t know of all the scientific brainpower buzzing at the North Carolina Research Campus, where eight universities have joined forces to study fruit and vegetables alongside Dole researchers.  Indeed, the Dole Nutrition Lab, led by Dr. Nick Gillitt, has become a font of nutrition knowledge providing leads for future means to help humans […]

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Gut Bacteria Conspired in Melamine Poisonings

Gut Bacteria Conspired in Melamine Poisonings Reuters/Landov Tainted milk. A gut microbe may have made contaminated infant formula deadly. In 2008, nearly 300,000 infants in China got sick from milk formula tainted with melamine, a plastics additive that was used illegally to bulk up the formula’s apparent protein content. Now, a study in rats implicates […]

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Students Learn Research Principles While Raising Winter Tomatoes

  KANNAPOLIS, NC – Students at high schools in Rowan County are immersed in a learning experience that takes them beyond their textbooks. Instead of reading about scientific test trials on agricultural crops, they are actually performing the trials themselves, with oversight from N.C. State University faculty member Dr. Jeremy Pattison. He is a faculty […]

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Nutrition researcher: Family plays vital role in reducing childhood obesity

By: Sarah Campbell, Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — An associate professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently kicked off the sixth annual Appetite for Life Academy lecture series with information about the role family plays in childhood obesity. “It’s hard to find a topic that’s more in the public mind than childhood […]

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Murdock to donate land on Research Campus for Kannapolis city hall

By Hugh Fisher, Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — In a surprise announcement, Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg brought news Monday that billionaire David Murdock, owner of the North Carolina Research Campus, has offered to donate land to the city, outright, as a site for a new city hall and police headquarters. “There are no conditions on […]

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Students Learn Research Principles While Raising Winter Tomatoes

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Students at high schools in Rowan County are immersed in a learning experience that takes them beyond their textbooks. Instead of reading about scientific test trials on agricultural crops, they are actually performing the trials themselves, with oversight from N.C. State University faculty member Dr. Jeremy Pattison. He is a faculty member […]

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Working out when to exercise in the cold and flu season

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters (Reuters) – Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year’s resolution is beginning to flag. Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise. But feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be […]

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Independent Tribune Cabarrus Chinese Americans celebrate new year

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Can’t afford a trip to China, but want to learn more about the culture? Than come out to the Cabarrus Chinese New Year Festival North Carolina — organized by members of the North Carolina Research Campus — and celebrate Chinese culture in Cabarrus County. Mike Wang, […]

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Cabarrus Chinese Americans celebrate new year

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Can’t afford a trip to China, but want to learn more about the culture? Than come out to the Cabarrus Chinese New Year Festival North Carolina — organized by members of the North Carolina Research Campus — and celebrate Chinese culture in Cabarrus County. Mike Wang, […]

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Former Cabarrus County School Superintendent Participates in MURDOCK Study

Eddie Tyson, PhD What is your background and how do you fit into this community? I’m a native of Kannapolis and went to AL Brown, where I was president of the student body. My mother worked at the mill and my father was a local business man.  I attended Pfeiffer, a small Methodist university, and […]

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Nutrition Research Institute to hold free nutrition seminar throughout February

KANNAPOLIS — Ever wondered what really works to manage your weight? The Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is hosting a nutrition seminar series that hopes to answer that very question. The Nutrition Research Institute’s Appetite for Life Academy brings the latest scientific research down to earth in educational, interactive community programs. The seminars will begin […]

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Llaman a los hispanos a decir ¡presentes!

Escrito por Reinaldo Soto-Hernández Que Pasa Charlotte.- Un ambicioso estudio científico que está siendo desarrollado por la universidad Duke en diferentes condados del área, se ha convertido también en una fuente de ingresos para instituciones comunitarias locales como el centro gratuito de salud Betesda. “Además, cada uno de los participantes recibe gratuitamente una camisa de […]

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Farmers and Microbiologists- Sensory Discovery Center Recruiting for Consumer Groups

  (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January 15, 2013)-  The Spectrum Discovery Center in downtown Kannapolis has consumer focus groups open for farmers and microbiologists. Farmers with 500 or more acres are invited to the Spectrum Discovery Center at 222 Oak Avenue in downtown Kannapolis the week of January 21 to meet in a group […]

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Isolation Desolation

  UNC demographer Yang Yang finds a new link between our health and our connectivity to friends, family, and social groups. by Mark Derewicz, Endeavors Newsletter The arthritis and chronic back pain are so intense that the patient can barely get through the day. The patient’s blood work reveals that his body is in a state […]

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NC scientists work toward treatment and prevention of liver cancer

By: Sarah Pisciuneri, Time Warner Cable News TWC News: NC scientists work toward treatment and prevention of liver cancer Play now KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are looking for ways to treat and prevent certain types of liver disease. Researchers in Kannapolis say both alcoholic and non-alcoholic forms of liver […]

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At NCRC, a year of milestones

By Hugh Fisherhfisher@salisburypost.com   Hugh Fisher/for the salisbury post John Shea, research technician at the N.C. Research Campus and UNC-Charlotte graduate student, compiles data from a recent study of nutrients in different varieties of blueberries. Shea said his NCRC experience will give him an advantage in his future career. KANNAPOLIS – The North Carolina Research […]

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Charlotte Doctor Involved In Groundbreaking Hepatitis C Study

By Michael Tomsic, WFAE Charlotte A doctor at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte was involved in a groundbreaking study on treating African-Americans who have Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a liver infection that people usually get through contaminated blood transfusions or intravenous drug use. Dr. Herbert Bonkovsky said doctors have known for years that African-Americans […]

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NCRC Scientists Advance Nutritional Interventions for Fatty Liver Disease

NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January 3, 2013)- Alcohol-induced and non-alcoholic induced fatty liver disease are serious health conditions with few treatment options. Both conditions can lead to the inflammation, scarring and even cancer of the liver. Based on studies involving the essential nutrients zinc and choline, scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are […]

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Health Alerts: Safely use exercise to fight colds and flu

By: Laura Schwed, Dallas News COLD and FLU To boost immunity, get a move on If you needed another reason to stay active, exercise is now receiving props for helping thwart illnesses. According to Fitness magazine, the right type, length and intensity of activity can help you fight the common cold or flu. “Moderate exercise […]

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Q&A with UNCC’s Chancellor Philip Dubois

By: Elizabeth Cooke, Salisbury Post University of North Carolina Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post. With enrollment exceeding 26,000 students and applications up 20 percent over last year, the University of North Carolina Charlotte seems light years away from the veterans’ training center that started it all more than […]

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Forbes: NC ranks as fourth-best state for business

Forbes magazine has named North Carolina No. 4 in its ranking of the best states for business, citing the state’s labor costs at 19 percent below the national average among the key factors. “People have been flocking to North Carolina over the past five years,” the publication states, noting the state has the highest net […]

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PHHI Research, Extension Collaboration Wins Award

The Plants for Human Health Institute’s (PHHI) Pack ‘N Cool, a customizable mobile refrigeration unit for food products like fruits and vegetables, received a 2013 Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award, presented by the Southern Region of the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) for publications and materials that are novel applications or have generated impact with […]

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Zinc A Potential Treatment for Alcohol-Induced Fatty Liver Disease

  While visiting former college classmates in China, Zhanxiang Zhou, PhD, learned that several of them suffered from alcohol-induced fatty liver disease (FLD). Zhou, who is co-director of the UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), is an expert on the disease. During his visit, Zhou counseled his […]

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Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

Ginger is more commonly appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste enjoyed the world over in everything from entrées to baked goods. Beyond the kitchen, the spice has been used for centuries to calm digestive upsets.  More recent studies have found that bioactive components in ginger have strong anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities. At […]

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Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

Ginger is more commonly appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste enjoyed the world over in everything from entrées to baked goods. Beyond the kitchen, the spice has been used for centuries to calm digestive upsets.  More recent studies have found that bioactive components in ginger have strong anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities. At […]

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Local researchers brace for job cuts if Congress can’t reach deal on fiscal cliff

By Holly Maynard, WSOCTV http://www.wsoctv.com/videos/news/local-researchers-brace-for-job-cuts-if-congress/vhzqB/ KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Local researchers are bracing for job cuts if Congress doesn’t come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. Eyewitness News went inside a lab at the North Carolina Research Campus in the heart of Kannapolis. That’s where scientists in the fields […]

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N.C. State Studying Cancer-fighting Compounds in Ginger

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, has partnered with the University of Surrey in England to conduct research involving plants and potential cancer treatments. At the root of the research is ginger, which scientists are studying for its potential cancer-fighting properties. Dr. Mary Grace, […]

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N.C. State Studying Cancer-fighting Compounds in Ginger

  N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, has partnered with the University of Surrey in England to conduct research involving plants and potential cancer treatments. At the root of the research is ginger, which scientists are studying for its potential cancer-fighting properties. Dr. Mary […]

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Extra prenatal choline doesn’t help kids’ brains

Kerry Grens, The Chicago Tribune  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Taking extra choline during pregnancy does not improve babies’ language and memory skills, according to a new study. “I think eating the recommended amount of choline, which is just about a half of a gram a day for pregnant women, would probably do you well,” […]

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Treatment for brain injury disappoints in study

CHICAGO (AP) — The hunt for brain injury treatments has suffered a big disappointment in a major study that found zero benefits from a supplement that the U.S. military had hoped would help wounded troops. The supplement is marketed as a memory booster online and in over-the-counter powders and drinks. It is also widely used […]

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Runners and Appalachian’s Human Performance Lab add science to the Charlotte Marathon

By: ASU News   N.C. RESEARCH CAMPUS—Recently, 55 runners did more than just compete in the annual Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon. They were part of a field trial conducted by the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory. Researchers from Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab tested 55 runners who completed the Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon […]

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NC Research Campus to add spec lab space

By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal   The N.C. Research Campus will construct 1,500 square feet of speculative lab space to help attract tenants to the Kannapolis biotech hub. Plans call for wet-lab capacity to be built on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory. It will accommodate as many as three […]

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3 diverse new research projects at N.C. A&T explore blood-brain barrier, risk management, wheat bran

Three new research projects at N.C. A&T aim to explore the weakening of the blood-brain barrier in  Alzheimer’s disease patients, to apply risk management to supply chain logistics, and to find a way to make dietary fiber taste better. The projects are the first ones funded at A&T for each of the three principal investigators. […]

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PHHI Presenting Postharvest Cooling Session at Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) will coordinate a comprehensive postharvest cooling session during the 27th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo on November 27, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, postharvest physiologist and professor with PHHI, will lead the session – titled “Capitalize on Commodity Postharvest” – with colleagues […]

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    Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net or Pamela Krasen, MS Research Manager Appalachian State University lambethpg@email.appstate.edu www.ncrc.appstate.edu   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- November 8, 2012)- Women 18 to 75 years of age are invited to kick-off 2013 with the Appalachian State Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina […]

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Ramping up the impact of N.C. Research Campus

  Michael Todd believes the N.C. Research Campus has the potential to make a big, positive impact on human health and key global issues. He will guide the UNC System’s role in those efforts as executive director. It is the university system’s first administrative role at the 350-acre biotech hub in Kannapolis. Todd will handle […]

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Day five on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte and Winston-Salem

WHEN: November 7, 2012 WHERE: North Carolina Research Campus “You have to see it to believe it.” So said new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Richard Linton on the fifth leg of his statewide tour, of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. “I’ve seen photos online and even watched a video tour, […]

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MURDOCK Study Supports Movember Movement with the Help of Local Busines

The MURDOCK Study of Duke Medicine, locally based on the North Carolina Research Campus, is proud to announce its support of the worldwide Movember Movement. During the month of November, men around the globe are growing “Mo’s” (moustaches) to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health promotion and research, particularly prostate and testicular […]

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A Visit to an “Emerald City” of Science

Across the country, academic scientists are struggling with tight budgets for equipment and staff. In the North Carolina Piedmont town of Kannapolis, however, researchers affiliated with half a dozen universities and several corporations work in bright, modern laboratory buildings whose decor, equipment, and scientific resources verge on the lavish. Once the home of Cannon Towels, […]

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Seminis® Bell Peppers with X10R® Resistance Keeping Bacteria Leaf Spot at Bay

Thanks to Seminis® bell pepper varieties with X10R®, many Southeastern U.S. farmers’ bell pepper fields are not being infected by yield-robbing bacteria leaf spot. Seminis® bell pepper varieties with X10R® were developed through conventional breeding technology to provide resistance to races 0-10 of bacteria leaf spot, giving peace of mind to growers who are challenged […]

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Charlotte conference highlights region’s life-sciences research

By Jeremy Summers, NCBiotech Writer Charlotte is known for its strong financial roots, diverse business climate and   for being the unofficial home of NASCAR. Thanks to new commitments to education and research, the region is also gaining some recognition as a hotbed for cutting edge research and technologies in biotech and other life-sciences industries. […]

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President of Ecuador visits Kannapolis

By Hugh Fisher, The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa made an unannounced visit to Kannapolis Monday and Tuesday, touring the N.C. Research Campus and other facilities with David Murdock. While here, Correa made a presentation on Yachay, a planned “city of knowledge” currently being developed in northern Ecuador. Murdock, owner of Dole […]

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Ecuadorian President Visits, Pursues Knowledge and Collaboration with NCRC

Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, October 31, 2012)- President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and a delegation of ministers spent Tuesday touring each of the 16 university and corporate research programs at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis.   President Correa and his delegation […]

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Athletics: How to Prevent Post-Race Colds and Illnesses

Why does running a half or full marathon increase susceptibility to colds? There is a large body of research that shows that moderate exercise reduces the incidence and severity of a cold or flu but intense or prolonged exercise increases the risk and severity of infection. The research we found most relevant to runners and […]

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Pumpkin Recipe Demonstrations Thursday by 46’s Chef John

Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 24, 2012)- Today is National Food Day, a national movement to promote healthy and sustainable food. In Kannapolis, the celebration continues tomorrow with Chef John Blumreich of restaurant Forty-Six at the Kannapolis Farmers Market, downtown at 120 West […]

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BioMoto STEM Challenge Kicks Off Second Season

By Jeremy Summers, NCBiotech Writer The best way to get kids interested in science and math is by connecting it with something they’re already interested in. There aren’t many children in North Carolina that aren’t fascinated by the high-speed thrills of NASCAR, which is what makes it the perfect way to get kids interested in […]

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NCRC Focus of UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference

Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 23, 2012)- The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, a 350-acre life science research center just north of Charlotte, is the focus of the eleventh annual UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference. The conference is being held on […]

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Does an apple a day keep the cardiologist away?

KANNAPOLIS – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is reminding us that these words of Hippocrates are still relevant. Recently, Sheau Ching Chai, a researcher in the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab at the NRI, spoke about “functional foods” that can help prevent or reduce the […]

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Experts on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products to Speak at 2nd Annual Conference

DIA and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), in collaboration with FDA, NIH, EURORDIS, and the Duke Department of Pediatrics, will host the 2nd Annual US Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products: Shaping the Future Now from October 22-24 in Washington, DC. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 DIA and the National Organization […]

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NCRC Spotlights the Pumpkin October 21-27 in honor of National Food Day

North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 5, 2012)- Wednesday, October 24, 2012 is National Food Day, a national movement to promote healthy and sustainable food. To celebrate, the North Carolina Research Campus and restaurant Forty-Six in downtown Kannapolis invite everyone to discover the wonders of pumpkins throughout the week of October 21 to 27, […]

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Agriculture Brings Science and Math Alive in North Carolina

Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder with the Plants for Human Health Institute, is taking the lead on a project that engages students and teachers from high schools in Rowan County, North Carolina. The project seeks to bring science and math concepts alive through agriculture. Students are taking a leap from their textbooks to hands-on learning […]

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Second degree, determination help Bayless land dream job

  KANNAPOLIS – TeQuana Bayless has been a bit of a science nerd her entire life. “I remember in elementary school, my mom bought me a chemistry set so I could grow my own crystals,” she said. “In high school, I worked closely with my microbiology and chemistry teachers.” So, it’s no surprise that she’s […]

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Agromedicine Institute hosting symposium on N.C. Research Campus in mid-October

The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute and the SAES’s Center of Excellence for Post-Harvest Technologies are hosting the 2012 North Carolina Agricultural Health and Safety Symposium. The Symposium will be Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the N.C. Research Campus. Featured speakers will be […]

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Chinese Moon Festival Saturday at NC Research Campus

(NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 28, 2012)- The Cabarrus Chinese American Association (CCAA) is organized by scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC). They are hosting Moon Festival 2012 at the NCRC on Saturday, September 29 from 5 pm to 9 pm in the events room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory, […]

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RTI International receives NIH contract to serve as regional metabolomics research core center

RTI International has been awarded a five-year contract from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a regional comprehensive metabolomics research core center. This center, funded by the NIH Common Fund, is intended to increase the national capacity for metabolomics services to basic, translational and clinical investigators. Metabolomics, the study of metabolites and biochemical […]

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Murdoch Institute will get funding for genome group

KANNAPOLIS – The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) announced today that it will receive funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to sponsor the Genomic Sciences Regional Exchange Group (Gene REG) which is designed to focus on genomics-based research. Gene REG will serve as a forum for discussing scientific ideas, new directions and data […]

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DHMRI to Provide Metabolomics Services to RTI International

Contact: Benjamin Machon Business Development bmachon@dhmri.org 704-250-2648 DHMRI to Provide Metabolomics Services to RTI International’s Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Research Core Center (North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 24, 2012)– The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the North Carolina Research Campus will provide scientific expertise and state-of-the-art equipment access to the Regional Comprehensive […]

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What mum eats before pregnancy may affect child’s health

Now, new research in mice has suggested that what she ate before pregnancy might be important too. What a group of female mice ate-before pregnancy-chemically altered their DNA and these changes were passed to her offspring. These DNA alterations, called “epigenetic” changes, drastically affected the pups’ metabolism of many essential fatty acids, the research found. […]

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Researchers Report on New Brain, Heart and Vision Health Studies at Annual Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit

A growing body of research focuses on understanding how the antioxidants and other compounds in Wild Blueberries function in the body to promote human health and prevent disease in a number of areas. The 15th annual Wild Blueberry Health Summit offers new evidence that eating blueberries may help protect against a wide range of chronic […]

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Cancer Treatments Emerge From Modern Metabolomics, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Over 1,800 years ago healers in China mixed together a formulation called Huangqin Decoctin to relieve their patients’ aches and pains. Today, colorectal cancer patients in a Phase II Clinical Trial are receiving a therapeutic treatment made from this ancient formulation. The potential new drug is being tested for its effectiveness in reducing the harsh […]

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NC Research Campus scientists work to engineer high fiber foods

By: Sarah Pisciuneri, Time Warner Cable News KANNAPOLIS — At the North Carolina Research Campus, scientists are working to solve an everyday diet dilemma; how to get more fiber into the foods most of us eat everyday. Dr. Guibing Chen is one of the scientists at the NC A&T Center for Excellence in Postharvest Technologies […]

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Runners, bikers hit the streets in Kannapolis Saturday

By Hugh Fisher For the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS – Runners and cyclists descend on Kannapolis Saturday for the second annual Rotary Nutrithon, a morning of athletic events with family activities and fun. The start/finish line at the North Carolina Research Campus will be the focal point for the morning’s three athletic events, kids’ bicycle safety […]

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“Pack ‘N Cool” Provides Farmers with Mobile Refrigeration Solution

Link to original article N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has developed a new mobile cooling unit for farmers. The five-by-eight-feet refrigerated trailer – called the “Pack ‘N Cool” – is designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in […]

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Monsanto Genetic ‘X-Ray Glasses’ Speed Tastier Tomatoes

By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg News Link to article A tomato breeder displays varieties grown at the Monsanto Co. facility in Woodland, California. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg Doug Heath, a tomato breeder for Monsanto Co. (MON:US), offers visitors juicy slices of Cherokee Purple, a delicate variety with a sweetness and acidity he’s trying to replicate in hardier […]

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Vegetable steroids build up muscle mass

Leah Chester-Davis, North Carolina State University   Mustard greens and cabbage could very well be back-up plants for Popeye’s spinach when it comes to building muscles and increasing physical performance. Recent studies show that brassinosteroids present in mustard and other Brassica plants such as cabbage or broccoli trigger a physiological response in rats that is […]

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Design of A.L. Brown’s STEM Academy up for an award

By Sarah Campbell, Salisbury Post Article Link KANNAPOLIS – The Kannapolis City Board of Education voted unanimously Monday during a special meeting to endorse the district’s entry into the North Carolina School Board Association’s annual architectural design contest. Will Crabtree, the district’s director of business operations, said architect Rob Johnson approached him about submitting the […]

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NCRC’s Murdock institute taps interim business development director

By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal Benjamin Machon has been named interim director of business development for the David H. Murdock Research Institute. That nonprofit research institute is part of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. That 350-acre life-sciences hub focuses on health, nutrition and agriculture. Machon replaces Mike Luther, who has taken a position […]

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Research: Greens could build muscle

The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Researchers working for N.C. State University in Kannapolis have shown mustard greens and cabbage could be back-up plants for Popeye’s spinach when it comes to building muscles and increasing physical performance. Recent studies at the NCSU Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus show that compounds called […]

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Plant Steroids Hold Promise for Increase in Muscle Mass and Physical Performance

Plants for Human Health Institute Mustard greens and cabbage could very well be back-up plants for Popeye’s spinach when it comes to building muscles and increasing physical performance.  Recent studies show that brassinosteroids present in mustard and other Brassica plants such as cabbage or broccoli trigger a physiological response in rats that is similar to […]

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North Carolina ramps up research at greenhouse center

Doug Ohlemeier, The Packer Link to article North Carolina researchers are trying to improve the marketability of the state’s vegetable plants by using a newly constructed greenhouse operation. North Carolina State University North Carolina State University constructed a $340,000 greenhouse complex to study fruit and vegetable varieties. North Carolina State University is using its $340,000 […]

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NC State starts operations at Kannapolis greenhouses

Link to original article KANNAPOLIS — N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute has started operations in three new greenhouses near the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The $340,000 greenhouse complex will strengthen N.C. State’s infrastructure at the life sciences hub, the university said. The complex creates about 10,000 square feet of additional space […]

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NC Research Campus adds post-doctoral fellowship

By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal Two operations at the N.C. Research Campus have created a post-doctoral fellowship that’s the first of its kind at the biotech hub in Kannapolis. It’s a joint initiative of the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute and the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory. The fellowship is intended to […]

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A sixth sense for what consumers want

By Beth Fitzgerald, NJBiz Link to original article   Gail Vance Civille, president of Sensory Spectrum Inc., says her company’s growth has rebounded as companies invest in R&D again.   A coffee lover will sample a new latte and rave about its aroma and flavor — or pour it right down the sink. But few […]

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NC Research Campus breaks ground for new medical office building

By: Sarah Pisciuneri, Time Warner Cable News Link to original article KANNAPOLIS – New ground is breaking at the North Carolina Research Campus, something unseen here for years. With 3 million square feet still open for development, construction is starting on the campus’ medical office building with Carolinas HealthCare System already set to occupy two-thirds […]

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N.C. State Hosting Scientists from Bhutan at N.C. Research Campus

Plants for Human Health Institute Link to original article N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, is hosting two visiting scholars from Bhutan this month as part of an international partnership that promotes environmental conservation and the discovery of health-beneficial plant compounds. The Bhutanese scientists, […]

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Kannapolis Scholars Conference Focuses on the Role of Exercise in Obesity Prevention

  Link to original article The Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus, is hosting its second conference on how to address the challenges of obesity. “Lost in Translation: A Conversation on Exercise and Obesity” will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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MURDOCK Raffle Winner! Spring 2012

MURDOCK Study participant, Linda Dennis, is the most recent winner of the MURDOCK Study raffle. For her prize, she chose a $50 gift card to Red Lobster. Ms. Dennis learned about the study through the Dermatology Group of the Carolinas. She continues to tell her friends and family about the study because “it might help […]

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UNC Greensboro Scientist Receives Elite Fellowship

UNC Greensboro scientist Wei Zhong, PhD, was awarded an elite Roger L. Jenkins, MD, Post doctoral Research Fellowship from the American Liver Foundation (ALF). The ALF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide professional development, additional training and experience in liver research for MDs, PhDs or MD/PhDs in their first or second year appointments as postdoctoral research fellows. Zhong is […]

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ASU Recruiting Runners and Cyclists for Fall Study

Link to original article (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- July 9, 2012)-  The Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is recruiting 40 participants, 15 runners and 25 cyclists, for a research study this fall. The study will test the effectiveness of an eight-week supplementation of an Egg IgY antibody in […]

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Carolinas HealthCare plans operation at NC Research Campus

By Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business JournalLink to original article Construction of a long-planned N.C. Research Campus facility to house some Carolinas HealthCare System operations is one step closer to starting. Architects for campus developer Castle & Cooke North Carolina have submitted plans to Cabarrus County and the city of Kannapolis for a medical office building […]

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Dole campaign urges summer fitness enthusiasts to consider bananas as Nature’s Original Energy Bar

The Produce News Link to original article A summer-long national marketing campaign that challenges summer fitness fans and recreational enthusiasts to consider the banana as one of nature’s best energy sources has its roots in a new study equating America’s best-selling fruit with the most popular sports drinks. The study, published in May in the […]

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Elite ALF fellowship awarded to Zhong

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Link to original article UNCG Research congratulates Dr. Wei Zhong on winning an elite Roger L. Jenkins, M.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the American Liver Foundation (ALF). The ALF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support M.D.s,  Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s in their first or second year appointments as postdoctoral research fellows […]

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Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, The New York Times Link to original article     With the publication this month of “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” by the vegan distance runner Scott Jurek, vegan diets have become a wildly popular topic on running-related Web sites. But is going totally meatless and, as in […]

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North Carolina Research Campus Launches New Website

  NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 19, 2012)-  The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis launched a new website this week. Still at www.ncresearchcampus.net, the enhanced site better captures the advances in human health, nutrition and agriculture that are continually being produced by the campus’ scientists. New features include an expanded homepage with […]

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North Carolina Research Campus Launches New Website

NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 19, 2012)-  The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis launched a new website this week. Still at www.ncresearchcampus.net, the enhanced site better captures the advances in human health, nutrition and agriculture that are continually being produced by the campus’ scientists. New features include an expanded homepage with direct […]

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NCBiotech Weighs Personalized Medicine Sector

Submitted by jshamp, NC Biotechnology Center The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has approved a $100,000 grant to explore the state’s readiness for a Center of Innovation (COI) to help capitalize on the growing field of personalized medicine. NCBiotech awarded the grant to a statewide consortium of business and academic institutions, represented by Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., […]

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Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky Contributes Chapter to New Book

A North Carolina State University professor is one of the authors of a new book about using antibodies to deliver drugs more accurately to diagnose and treat various diseases. Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky, a metabolic biologist and assistant professor with the N.C. State University Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences and the Plants for Human […]

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Dole Bananas

Bananas For An Energy Boost

Scientists with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and the Dole Foods Nutrition Research Laboratory published findings in May in the peer-reviewed online journal PloS One that proved scientifically what professional and recreational athletes have long believed- bananas are a good source of energy when exercising. The study showed that bananas provide the same energy boost as […]

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Ginger: A Potential Treatment for Anemia

Ginger is a spice recognized for its tangy flavor and its many health benefits. TinChung Leung, PhD, of NC Central University and Shengmin Sang, PhD, of NC A&T State University, both scientists at the NC Research Campus, have collaborated on a series of studies using a zebrafish model that found ginger may be a treatment […]

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Cabarrus Health Alliance receives $1.8 million grant for Type 2 diabetes

by Emily Ford, Salisbury Post Link to original article KANNAPOLIS — The Cabarrus Health Alliance will receive $1.8 million from Duke University as part of a federal grant to help improve Type 2 diabetes care and reduce the cost of managing the disease. The award will create seven new jobs in Cabarrus County, including community […]

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Bananas Contain Healthier Sugars Than Sports Drinks

By Kyrsty Hazell, Huffington Post Forget swigging on a sports drink before a workout, eating a banana will give you the same energy boost – and is better for you – claim a team of researchers. Scientists from North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) wanted to see whether consuming a carbohydrate sports drink was more beneficial […]

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PHHI Business Director Wins Award for Excellence

Tara Vogelien (second from right), director for business and research administration with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute, received a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award for Excellence in Raleigh on May 18, 2012. Vogelien is joined by (L-R) Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Dr. Steve Lommel and Dr. Johnny Wynne. […]

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2012 Nutrithon Duathlon, 5K & 8K

Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event. On Saturday, September 8, runners, walkers and cyclists from around the region will take over the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis during the 2nd annual Nutrithon. The Nutrithon is a project driven event organized by the Kannapolis Rotary Club and Charlotte Sports […]

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An Old-Time Remedy With Modern Proof

by Ruth Kinzey, Refresh             Heading down the produce aisle, it’s common to see fresh ginger root. And while it is a spice frequently used in Indian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese cooking, recently released findings indicate modern science is continuing to learn about the medicinal benefits it offers. At the […]

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Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

David C. Nieman, Nicholas D. Gillitt, Dru A. Henson, Wei Sha, R. Andrew Shanely, Amy M. Knab, Lynn Cialdella-Kam, Fuxia Jin Abstract This study compared the acute effect of ingesting bananas (BAN) versus a 6% carbohydrate drink (CHO) on 75-km cycling performance and post-exercise inflammation, oxidative stress, and innate immune function using traditional and metabolomics-based profiling. Trained cyclists (N = 14) completed […]

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Ginger Could Treat Anemia

Tangy and aromatic, ginger is a spice used to flavor meats, vegetables and even baked goods. More than a culinary delight, ginger has been valued for thousands of years for its numerous health benefits. Ginger, which is the rhizome or underground stem of the plant Zingiber officinale, is recognized as a natural solution for digestive […]

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First BioMoto STEM Challenge A Winner

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Jennifer Woodford, Special to NCBiotech Visit the Biotechnology Center Facebook page for more photos When the parking lot of Rockingham Dragway filled with buses, cars, trucks and trailers Saturday morning, March 10, it became obvious this wasn’t an ordinary day at the races. More than 250 eighth graders representing Cabarrus, Kannapolis City, Richmond […]

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Appalachian State University: Peaking Human Performance

At the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Lab, director David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, and his research team are using treadmills, stationary bicycles, swimming pools, metabolic chambers and bod pods to find practical answers to the questions surrounding health, exercise and nutrition that can help peak human performance. Read the full story.      

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NRI Director Wins Gates Grand Challenges Grant

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute Director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, who is also a Kenan Distinguished University Professor in Nutrition and Pediatrics, was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research on “Choline and Optimal Development” that will benefit mothers and their babies in […]

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Vigorous exercise produces ‘afterburn’ bonus

One of the obvious rewards of exercising hard is that you burn up calories while you’re doing it. That added calorie combustion helps you stay trim and may even help you lose weight, although you also have to watch the number of calories you put into your body. Exercise scientists have found that vigorous exercise […]

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Mobile hand-washing stations help reduce risks

Acknowledging that hand washing is a basic element in growers’ food safety plans, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed prototypes of portable hand-washing stations that can be fabricated for as little as $2,000. Based on grower feedback during field tests for large commercial growing operations, the N.C. State extension staff went to work […]

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Bent Creek Institute and DHMRI Join Forces

    Kannapolis, N.C., May 2, 2012-The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and Bent Creek Institute, Inc., an affiliate of The North Carolina Arboretum, announced the signing of an ongoing collaboration to provide purity and compositional testing services to supply chain stakeholders in the botanical natural products industry. This multi-laboratory non-profit collaborative in North […]

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N.C. State develops mobile hand-washing stations for growers

Farm and Dairy RALEIGH, N.C. — As food safety issues continue to garner national attention, N.C. State University is helping farmers in North Carolina take steps to manage food safety risks.   Uses N.C. State has developed two portable hand-washing station prototypes as customizable models for local growers in an effort to help them provide […]

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ASU studies ‘super food’

by Anna Oakes, Watauga Democrat Chia (yes, as in Chia Pet) could be the world’s next health craze, and Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis are leaders in researching the plant’s “superfood” properties. Don’t worry — no one’s asking you to take a bite out of Jerry GarChia’s curly mane. […]

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Playing our part in improving medical care

By JENNIFER MONTAGUE DavidsonNews.net KANNAPOLIS – So you think scientists and doctors are the only ones who make the exciting advances in medicine and disease treatments? Not so—you can play an important role, too, as subjects of the studies and trials that are a major component of medical research. At the North Carolina Research Campus […]

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Hand-washing stations help farmers reduce food safety risks

By Justin Moore, North Carolina State University As food safety issues continue to garner national attention, North Carolina State University is helping farmers in the state take steps to manage food safety risks. North Carolina State has developed two portable hand-washing station prototypes as customizable models for local growers in an effort to help them […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia: Not Just A Potted Pet. Now It’s Health Food

by: Elana Gordon, NPR Remember ? You know, those sprouting Terracotta kittens, Simpson characters and yes, even and presidential ? Well, the tiny seeds responsible for the “pottery that grows” have been springing up recently in the food and dietary supplement aisles of grocery, pharmacy and vitamin shops nationwide. In the last three years, dozens […]

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Cooking, Yoga and A Movie- Thursday at the Farmers Market

NCRC (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- April 17, 2012)-Cooking, yoga and a movie plus the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area highlight the Kannapolis Farmers Market at 120 West Avenue this Thursday, April 19. Fresh, the movie As part of the NC Science Festival in Kannapolis, the Kannapolis Branch of the Cabarrus County Library […]

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Kannapolis to host events for science festival

The Salisbury Post Kannapolis is hosting a number of events during the statewide North Carolina Science Festival, which highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Here are events coming up in Kannapolis: • Today, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — State of the Studies, N.C. Research Campus Core Lab — An […]

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RCCC to host STEM open house

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will host a STEM Open House on Friday at its building on the N.C. Research Campus, The college will open its doors for an event showcasing the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. The event will feature dozens […]

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UNC Nutrition Research Institute Hosts Events for Local Children

  UNCNRI.ORG Children to learn about nutrition through fun activities The University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) will host two community events in conjunction with the upcoming statewide North Carolina Science Festival. Kindergarten Science Expo, “The Great Food Experiment” From April 17 – 24, the NRI welcomes all five Kannapolis City elementary schools […]

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Chia Seeds Move Beyond Faddish Past In Bid For Mainstream Acceptance

  The Huffington Post Five years ago, the word “chia” made most Americans think of one thing: Chia Pets. The association lingers. But today, chia seeds are beginning to gain recognition as one of the world’s healthiest foods. The seeds, which are completely tasteless, are high in protein and fiber and contain incredibly high levels […]

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Open house Tuesday will show Research Campus efforts

The Salsibury Post KANNAPOLIS — The N.C. Research Campus plans an open house Tuesday to showcase clinical research. The State of the Studies will run from 2 to 7 p.m. in the atrium of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building. Duke Translational Research Institute, the MURDOCK Study and Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast will host […]

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Diet Soda Getting a bad rap?

DailyRX   The debate rages on… are diet drinks okay when trying to cut calories when you’re losing weight? Or do they put you at higher risk for heart disease, as some recent studies have claimed? Researchers can’t be sure that diet drinks have no risks at all, but they are beginning to understand that […]

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Monday and Tuesday Events Feature NCRC Scientists

NCRC Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, the Live and Learn Film Series and State of the Studies at the NC Research Campus are free events that provide opportunities for people to talk with scientists and learn about the research and clinical studies that are underway on campus. (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- April […]

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General Mills Named “Most Reputable Company in America”

Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today General Mills was named in Forbes as “The Most Reputable Company in America,” recognizing the company’s strong global reputation. “We value our corporate reputation tremendously and we are constantly working to foster and honor the trust of our stakeholders” Reputation Institute, in partnership with Forbes Media, today released findings from their 2012 U.S. […]

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Spring Into Science through Events at NCRC and in Kannapolis April 2012 Events

NCRC Spring into Science at NCRC (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- April 4, 2012)- April marks a record setting number of science-oriented events at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and in Kannapolis that are free and for families. Live and Learn Film Series A free showing of the movie Living Proof will be held on April […]

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Researchers from NCCU, N.C. A&T Develop Anemia Treatment

NCCU News Scientists at North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University have discovered a promising use of ginger that may lead to the development of a treatment for anemia. Dr. TinChung Leung of NCCU and Dr. Shengemin Sang of N.C. A&T will present their findings April 3 at the annual meeting of […]

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USBSL Tests Botanical ID, PurityUSBSL Tests Botanical ID, Purity

Natural Products Insider ASHEVILLE, N.C.–The nonprofit US Botanical Safety Laboratory (USBSL) will begin offering botanical identity, purity and phytochemical composition testing of botanical ingredients starting April 23, 2012. The organization, formed by the Bent Creek Institute and The North Carolina Arboretum, will offer the “Purity” tests including assays for microbials, heavy metals and pesticides. USBSL will serve […]

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Chia seeds: The latest superfood?

ShineOn Ch-ch-ch-chia! Sound familiar? Anyone who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s surely remembers those tacky, animal-shaped dust collectors, sold strictly on informercials, that grew chia sprouts to look like animal fur. Would you be surprised to hear those same seeds, sometimes referred to as Salvia hispanica L, contain the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acid found […]

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The chia craze

By Lauren Everitt BBC News Magazine Many people in the UK won’t have heard of the chia seed, but if regulators give their backing this US superfood craze could be on the way. Goji berries, kombucha, wheatgrass, acai berries. It seems rarely a year passes without at least one new health-food frenzy. Everything from handfuls […]

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Researchers take a closer look at Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS — So why would a pre-eminent researcher in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) end up at the Nutrition Research Institute? It’s a valid question, and Dr. Philip May — who admits that he used to be “nutritionally ignorant” — attempted to answer it recently during an Appetite for Life lecture […]

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Cabarrus Health Alliance building dedicated

By Hugh Fisher, Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — With applause and emotion, the new Cabarrus Health Alliance building was dedicated as the Fletcher L. Hartsell Jr. Health Center at a midmorning ceremony Friday. Numerous elected officials and health professionals joined staff to dedicate the 61,000-square-foot facility at 300 Mooresville Road, which opened Monday. The honor went […]

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Obesity a growing problem in US

By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – When Dr. Andrew Swick noted recently that we have an epidemic of obesity in this country, it’s unlikely that anyone in his audience was surprised. But what was startling was his pronouncement that the problem of overnutrition (which causes obesity) is now a bigger problem, worldwide, than undernutrition. In […]

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Monday and Tuesday Events Feature NCRC Scientists

Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, the Live and Learn Film Series and State of the Studies at the NC Research Campus are free events that provide opportunities for people to talk with scientists and learn about the research and clinical studies that are underway on campus. (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- April 12, […]

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Kannapolis Scholars Program Featured in Healthy Connections

Healthy Connections   N.C. State University graduate student Amanda Draut has made great strides toward the career she describes as “a food product developer with a nutritional spin,” since she arrived at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She entered the master’s degree program in the CALS Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences […]

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Cheatham Lab Enrolling for the B.E.R.R.Y Study

If you are 65 to 79 years old and beginning to experience mild memory decline but have not been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is enrolling for a studying examining blueberries and cognitive ability. For information or to enroll, visit […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Study Enrolling

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects the ability of the brain and spinal cord nerve cells to communicate resulting in physical and cognitive disability. It is the most common cause of neurological disability in early and middle adulthood. Over 400,000 people in the US are diagnosed with MS. While therapies exist, none significantly […]

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BioMoto project helps students improve fitness, confidence

Salisbury Post By Sarah Campbell scampbell@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Destiny Belk’s science grade has climbed from a C to a B this year. And the eighth-grader at West Rowan Middle School has also lost about 30 pounds. With the naked eye, the two changes don’t seem linked, but Belk says they are. She attributes the higher […]

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Fundraiser touts how iPads can help students

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Education Foundation (KEF) is kicking off a new initiative next Friday to help children in the Kannapolis City Schools system excel in the classroom and become better prepared for the workforce. The initiative is called TECH (Teach Every Child How), and it will focus on providing iPads for KCS classrooms. The […]

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N.C. STATE SEEKING STUDENTS FOR N.C. RESEARCH CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS

Plants for Human Health Institute N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is looking for interns to work and study at its state-of-the-art scientific facility at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis this summer. The Institute places interns in labs and fields with leading scientists for three months, offering hands-on experience with real-world […]

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COTTLE FARMS EXPLORING VALUE-ADDED MUSCADINE PRODUCTS WITH NCVACS AWARD

Plants for Human Health Institute The folks at Cottle Farms have made it their business to meet consumer demand for quality fresh fruits and vegetables since Ned Cottle sowed his first strawberries in 1964 in Faison, N.C. At that time, the market for “U-pick” berries was on the rise as California began to take control […]

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Fight cancer with your fork

Salisbury Post By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com It might be tempting to think of cancer as something we have little control over, but in fact, what we eat — and how much we eat — can be important factors in whether we get cancer or not. The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that one out […]

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Cabbage Breeding Program Kicks Off In North Carolina

Growing Produce North Carolina State University Plants for human Health Institute in Kannapolis, NC, has researchers studying more than 300 cabbage varieties for a cabbage breeding program. Leading the project is Dr. Gad Yousef, senior research scientist, and Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor, who received a grant from USDA to study the genetic diversity of […]

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US (NC): Plants for Human Health Institute Cabbage Breeding Program

FreshPlaza Two scientists with the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program. Dr. Gad Yousef, senior research scientist, and Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor, recently received grant funding […]

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Switch to water, diet beverages to cut extra kilos

The Indian Express Replacing calorie-laden beverages with water or diet soft drinks can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, health experts say. In a new study, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers compared weight loss for 318 overweight or obese people, who were divided into three groups: those who switched from calorie-laden […]

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Where the wild berries grow

By Jessica Wapner Cosmos Magazine The wild berries of Alaska may safeguard both the health and economic future of native communities, but only if rising temperatures don’t interfere first. Salmonberries belong to the same genus as raspberries. They have traditionally been used for treating wounds, and the leaves and stems of blackberries are used to treat […]

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STUDY: Switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

Wway CHAPEL HILL, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of […]

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Healthy Connections

NC State News Center CALS graduate student Amanda Draut and fellow Kannapolis Scholars host conference to improve communication about childhood obesity. N.C. State University graduate student Amanda Draut has made great strides toward the career she describes as “a food product developer with a nutritional spin,” since she arrived at the College of Agriculture and […]

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Healthy Connections

NC State News Center Becky Kirkland photoKannapolis Scholar Amanda Draut CALS graduate student Amanda Draut and fellow Kannapolis Scholars host conference to improve communication about childhood obesity. N.C. State University graduate student Amanda Draut has made great strides toward the career she describes as “a food product developer with a nutritional spin,” since she arrived […]

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Website for blackberry, raspberry growers wins award

NC State News Center KANNAPOLIS, NC – N.C. MarketReady, a program of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, received the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Blue Ribbon Communication Award for its Blackberry & Raspberry Growers Information Portal. The award was accepted by Dr. Penelope […]

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Tracking the post-exercise calorie burn

Philly.com By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune POSTED: February 09, 2012 During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training. But what happens once the workout is over? Exercise scientists have long debated the wondrous notion of an exercise afterburn, or the body’s ability […]

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The N.C. A&T grant of the month for January: Dietary flavonoids vs. pathogenic link to diabetes

Aggie Research   N.C. A&T received 11 grants totaling $1.80 million in January. One highlight of January’s s funding was a grant worth $489,884 from the USDA Agricultural and Food Initiative to Dr. Shengmin Sang of the Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, located ta the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The project:  Dietary flavonoids […]

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N.C. STATE HELPS AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES GAIN $1.2 MILLION IN USDA GRANTS

Plants for Human Health Institute N.C. State University’s North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program provided more than $100,000 in matching funds to help N.C. agricultural producers apply for and secure nearly $1.2 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants. The USDA last week announced the recipients of its Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG), eight of which […]

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New study could bring relief to acne patients

Time Warner Cable News By: Sarah Pisciuneri TWC News: New study could bring relief to acne patients  CHARLOTTE—A breakthrough could be on the way for acne patients, yet experts at the North Carolina Research Campus are enrolling participants in a new study, using genetics to help find safer ways to treat acne. With the help […]

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Nutrition Institute gets $1 million endowment

Salisbury Post UNC Nutrition Research Institute KANNAPOLIS — Alan T. Dickson, a member of the Board of Advisers of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, has made a pledge that will create a $1 million endowment fund at the Research Institute. Dickson made a joint gift of $666,000 from the Dickson […]

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Norovirus spreading rapidly in Mecklenburg Co. nursing homes

By Tina Terry MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. WSOC TV The Mecklenburg County Health Department released numbers Friday showing how rapidly the norovirus is spreading through nursing homes. So far this year, between 150 and 200 cases have been reported. About 30 of those are staff members at nursing homes. “This virus spreads pretty quickly from person to person,” said […]

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Norovirus experts at research campus prepare to tackle future outbreaks

By: Sarah Pisciuneri Time Warner Cable News KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The norovirus is still at outbreak status in eight North Carolina counties. Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus say though the symptoms are very similar, the virus is not to be confused with the flu. Dr. Leonard Williams, a lead scientist with N.C. A&T who […]

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ASU Recruiting Runners for Nutrasorb Study

NCRC The Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis is recruiting male and female runners for a study testing the effectiveness of a 17-day course of Nutrasorb, a supplement developed in part by Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute also […]

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The afterburners: Is post workout calorie burn real?

By Julie Deardorff During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training. But what happens once the workout is over? Exercise scientists have long debated the wondrous notion of an exercise afterburn, or the body’s ability to keep burning calories even after you’ve […]

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New grant for dietary research approaches half a million

By ag e-dispatch Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has received a $490,000 grant from the USDA to research the connection between diabetes and flavonoids, which are a group of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas. Sang’s project was deemed “outstanding” by the USDA’s […]

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Learn and Live film series Feb. 20: ‘Food Stamped’

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS —The North Carolina Research Campus announces the continuation of the Learn and Live Film Series in 2012 with showings of “Food Stamped” on Feb. 20 and “Living Proof” on April 16. Both movies are free and will be shown at 7 pm in the events room of the David H. Murdock Research […]

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Food Stamped and Living Proof Headline the 2012 Lean and Live Film Series

NCRC The North Carolina Research Campus announces the continuation of the Learn and Live Film Series in 2012 with showings of Food Stamped on February 20 and Living Proof on April 16. (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January X, 2012)- The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis continues the Learn and Live Film Series in […]

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GenoVive Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

PrWeb Key Appointments Include Doctors and Experts in the Health and Weight Management Fields from Yale University and the University of North Carolina Who Will Provide Critical Scientific Input and Strategic Insight GenoVive, a pioneer in DNA-based, all-natural weight management solutions, today announced the formation of a scientific advisory board (SAB) comprised of prominent, multi-disciplinary experts […]

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QUIZ: Should You Exercise When Sick?

Huffington Post When you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you may not feel like hitting the gym (and other gym goers may not want you there sneezing on them, anyway) but should you? Breaking a sweat can protect you from runny noses and sick days. In a 2010 study, David Nieman Ph.D., director […]

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Chinese New Year celebration in Kannapolis Jan. 14

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Scientists at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis who formed the Cabarrus Chinese American Association will host a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 14 to raise money for a Chinese Language and Art School. The festival will run from 1 to 6 p.m. at Cox Mill High School, 1355 Cox Mill […]

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N.C. MARKETREADY ANNOUNCES 2012 EQUIPMENT FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS

Plants for Human Health Institute The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, is now accepting applications for the 2012 equipment cost share funding cycle. The program, funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, provides up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and processors seeking to purchase specialized equipment to start or […]

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Cabarrus Chinese American Association

NCRC Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis formed the Cabarrus Chinese American Association and are hosting a Chinese New Year celebration on January 14, 2012 to raise money for their Chinese Language and Art School. (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January 3, 2012)- The Cabarrus Chinese American Association (CCAA), which was founded by […]

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Ryan Dayvault: Young politician brings fresh perspective

Salisbury Post Ryan Dayvault is a young man with an old soul. A novice politician with deep roots in Kannapolis, Dayvault swept the Kannapolis City Council election in November and emerged as the top vote-getter. He won almost 28 percent of total votes. Descended from the man who sold a farm in 1905 that became […]

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How to Get Your Metabolism Moving

by Health 12/30/11 Does your metabolism grind to a halt after 35? Can certain foods rev it up? Answers ahead — and they’re good. By Paige Greenfield Here’s something to feel good about: your body is a calorie-burning machine. You’ll even torch a few while reading this article. The point is, every single thing you do — from breathing […]

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Yoga Starts Thursday at the Kannapolis Farmers Market

NCRC (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January 31, 2011)- Free yoga classes will be offered four weeks at the Kannapolis Farmers Market starting Thursday, February 2. Classes will be held on February 2, 9, 16 and 23. From 4 pm to 4:45 pm, enjoy Chair Yoga and from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Yoga Basics. Chair […]

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