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P2EP Research Symposium Recognizes Student Achievement at NC Research Campus

        KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In 11-weeks, the 30 undergraduate interns in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) graduated from students to scientists as demonstrated by the research results shared at the third annual P2EP Research Symposium held July 29 at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Seven intern teams worked under the guidance […]

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PHHI welcomes new researcher focused on berry and vegetable genomics and breeding

by: Jeanie Groh, Salisbury Post Read Original Article Dr. Massimo Iorizzo recently joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. An assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, Iorizzo’s research will focus on genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of small fruits, such as […]

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NC State’s Allan Brown on UNCTV

View the original story and video on UNCTV    Super Fruit BLADEN COUNTY — It’s easy to get lost on Carter Farms, in White Lake in Bladen County.  Rows and rows and rows of blueberry bushes, stretching as far as you can see. Each row is connected by a sandy trail, which is all tied […]

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Construction of a genetic linkage map of an interspecific diploid blueberry population and identification of QTL for chilling requirement and cold hardiness

Construction of a genetic linkage map of an interspecific diploid blueberry population and identification of QTL for chilling requirement and cold hardiness Molecular Breeding, 10 Aug 2014, Lisa J. Rowland, Elizabeth L. Ogden, Nahla Bassil, Emily J. Buck, Susan McCallum, Julie Graham, Allan Brown, Claudia Wiedow, A. Malcolm Campbell, Kathleen G. Haynes, Bryan T. Vinyard Beltsville Agricultural Research Center-West, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Bldg. 010A, 10300 Baltimore […]

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The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection Phytother Res. 2014 Aug 2, Ahmed M1, Henson DA, Sanderson MC, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Lila MA. Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 28608, USA. Abstract Prolonged and intensive exercise induces transient immunosuppression and is associated with an increased risk and severity of infections. The goal of […]

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Scientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting disease

By Hannah Miller View the article as published in the Charlotte Observer. View the article as published in the Raleigh News & Observer. In the worldwide search to learn more about plants’ role in fighting human disease, an unusual coalition has formed at North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. It’s made up of academic and […]

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North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries

By Frank Vinluan, Xconomy Read the original article.   North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries If you’ve made a retail purchase recently, chances are good you used technology developed in Research Triangle Park without even realizing it. The modern day barcode has its origins in the 1970s research of IBM scientists Joseph Woodland and George […]

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Distinguishing Vaccinium Species by Chemical Fingerprinting Based on NMR Spectra, Validated with Spectra Collected in Different Laboratories

Distinguishing Vaccinium Species by Chemical Fingerprinting Based on NMR Spectra, Validated with Spectra Collected in Different Laboratories. Planta Medica. June 2014. Epub Jun 25, 2014.  Markus MA1, Ferrier J2, Luchsinger SM1, Yuk J1, Cuerrier A3, Balick MJ4, Hicks JM1, Killday KB1, Kirby CW5, Berrue F6, Kerr RG6, Knagge K7, Gödecke T8,Ramirez BE8, Lankin DC8, Pauli GF8, Burton I9, Karakach TK9, Arnason JT2, Colson KL1. 1Bruker BioSpin Corporation, Billerica, MA, USA.; 2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, […]

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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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The Imperative of Overcoming Barriers to the Conduct of Large, Simple Trials

The imperative of overcoming barriers to the conduct of large, simple trials Apr 9, 2014 Eapen ZJ1, Lauer MS2, Temple RJ3. Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina. 2Office of the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. 3Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, […]

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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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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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Patterns of simple sequence repeats in cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium sectionCyanococcus spp.) and their use in revealing genetic diversity and population structure

Patterns of simple sequence repeats in cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium sectionCyanococcus spp.) and their use in revealing genetic diversity and population structure. Molecular Breeding. March 2014. Yang Bian, James Ballington, Archana Raja, Cory Brouwer, Robert Reid, Mark Burke, Xinguo Wang, Lisa J. Rowland, Nahla Bassil,  Allan Brown 1. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA; 2. Plants for Human […]

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Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. March 2014. Gad G. Yousef1, Mary Ann Lila2, Ivette Guzman3, James R. Ballington4; Allan F. Brown1 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina Research […]

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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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Inhibitory Effects of Wild Blueberry Anthocyanins and Other Flavonoids on Biomarkers of Acute and Chronic Inflammation in Vitro

Inhibitory Effects of Wild Blueberry Anthocyanins and Other Flavonoids on Biomarkers of Acute and Chronic Inflammation in Vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Jan 17, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Esposito D, Chen A, Grace MH, Komarnytsky S, Lila MA. Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University , Kannapolis, North Carolina. Abstract Wild lowbush blueberries ( Vaccinium […]

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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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Decoded Antioxidants in Blueberries Speed Up Metabolism

Counsel & Heal Michelle Gil Update Date: Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM EDT “Eat your blueberries!” say human performance researchers. Who knew this teeny tiny fruit could be such a gem in providing a better workout. Surely, you might have stumbled upon a sticker on your blueberry casing at the supermarket labeled “high in antioxidants”. […]

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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. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

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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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What are Polyphenols?

Polyphenols are a class of bioactive compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables and used by them to protect themselves from pests and environmental stress.  A wealth of research suggests that when humans consume these compounds a variety of health benefits may be experienced including lowering of blood pressure and blood glucose, reducing inflammation and fighting off […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berries for Better Health

Summer is a great time of year for many reasons, one of which is the abundant supply of fresh berries. Although many varieties are available fresh or frozen year-round in the grocery store, there is nothing like the sweet satisfaction of fresh summertime berries. Berries are as healthy as they are tasty. In general, they […]

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Phyto-Boosted Rations to Improve the Diets of US Army Soldiers

NC State University Plants for Human Health (PHHI) announced that Director Mary Ann Lila, PhD, and her research team have received $60,000 in grants from the Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies, a National Science Foundation program that fosters partnerships between industry and universities. The grants fund the development of Lila’s technology to concentrate […]

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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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Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation

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 that […]

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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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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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Blueberries and Your Mind

Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and an assistant professor of psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is leading the B.E.R.R.Y Study, which stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. The study is enrolling 65 to 79 year olds who are just beginning to experience memory issues but […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Hypoglycemic activity of a novel anthocyanin-rich formulation from lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifoliumAiton.

Grace, M., David M. Ribnicky, Peter Kuhn, Alex Poulev, Sithes Logendra, Gad G. Yousef, Ilya Raskin and Mary Ann Lila. 2009. Hypoglycemic activity of a novel anthocyanin-rich formulation from lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifoliumAiton. Phytomedicine 16: 406-415. Abstract Blueberry fruits are known as a rich source of anthocyanin components. In this study we demonstrate that anthocyanins […]

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