Steven H. Zeisel

Reduced brain volume and impaired memory in betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase knockout mice

July 27, 2017

Emily A.K. Prieur , Eneda Pjetri, Steven H. Zeisel, Nafisa M Jadavji (2017). Reduced brain volume and impaired memory in betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase knockout mice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Abstract Using a mouse model, this study examined the impact of lack of betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT) on neurological function. Bhmt-/- mice maintained on a […]

Choline Builds Healthy Eyes

July 13, 2017

Read the original article by Tom Druke from Natural Products Insider. The eye health segment appears to be undergoing a solid resurgence over the past few years. According to data from Innova Market Insights, global new product launches with “vision” claims more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, and remain on pace to maintain that […]

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Precision Nutrition Needed for Healthy Military Muscles

June 22, 2017

Read the original article by Allan Maurer from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Eat colorful meals and make sure you get enough choline. That’s the key advice two nutrition experts offered during lunch at the Medical, BioMedical & BioDefense: Support the Warfighter symposium in Chapel Hill last week. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Bio Defense […]

Deletion of one allele of Mthfd1 (methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1) impairs learning in mice

June 08, 2017

Eneda Pjetria, Steven H. Zeisel (2017). Deletion of one allele of Mthfd1 (methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1) impairs learning in mice. Behavioural Brain Research 332(71-74). Author Affiliations a Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, NC 28081, United States b Department of Nutrition, Gillings Global School of Public Health, University of North Carolina […]

Astronaut ophthalmic syndrome

June 01, 2017

Sara R. Zwart*, Charles R. Gibson†, Jesse F. Gregory‡, Thomas H. Mader§,1, Patrick J. Stover¶, Steven H. Zeisel‖ and Scott M. Smith (2017). Astronaut ophthalmic syndrome. The FASEB Journal. Author Affiliations *Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Coastal Eye Associates, Webster, Texas, USA; ‡Food Science and […]

Choline, Other Methyl-Donors and Epigenetics

May 25, 2017

Steven H. Zeisel (2017). Choline, Other Methyl-Donors and Epigenetics. Nutrients 9(445). Author Affiliations UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Departments of Nutrition and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 500 Laureate Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA;; Tel.: +1-704-250-5006 Abstract Choline dietary intake varies such that many people do not achieve adequate intakes. Diet intake […]

NCRC Science Stop is a New Addition at Jiggy with a Piggy

May 02, 2017

Kannapolis, NC- The annual Jiggy with a Piggy Festival is this weekend in downtown Kannapolis. Scientists and staff from the research centers at the NC Research Campus are joining the fun on Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at the NCRC Science stop. Children and their families will find the Science Stop […]

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” at Events Sponsored by NCRC Partners

March 02, 2017

  Programs offered by experts at the NC Research Campus help people “Put their Best Fork Forward” in March during National Nutrition Month. Kannapolis, NC – “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month celebration. Sponsored annually in March by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme is […]

Altered methylation of specific DNA loci in the liver of Bhmt-null mice results in repression of Iqgap2 and F2rl2 and is associated with development of preneoplastic foci

February 16, 2017

Daniel S. Lupu, Luz D. Orozco, Ying Wang, John M. Cullen, Matteo Pellegrini and Steven H. Zeisel (2017). Altered methylation of specific DNA loci in the liver of Bhmt-null mice results in repression of Iqgap2 and F2rl2 and is associated with development of preneoplastic foci. The FASEB Journal 31(2). Author Affiliations Department of Nutrition, Nutrition Research […]

Bonsai- Artistry for the Family to Enjoy this Holiday Season

November 21, 2016

The annual Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo returns to the NC Research Campus Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4.  The free event offers families an opportunity to relax and enjoy the artistry of bonsai before the holiday season kicks into high gear. Organized by bonsai artist Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Nutrition […]

Nutrition Research Institute Shows Choline Is Essential To A Normal Diet

October 28, 2016

Read the original University of North Carolina article by Phillip Ramati here. Though it’s present in a variety of foods and an essential part of a person’s diet, many people may not have heard of the nutrient choline. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute, located at the NC Research […]

The 7 Best Supplements For Men

October 13, 2016

Read the original article from             Choline Choline repairs DNA and supports brain function. A deficiency can raise your risk of liver damage and even liver cancer, says Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. In one study, people who ate the most choline cut […]

UNC Nutrition Research Institute Welcomes Renowned Scientist Susan Smith

July 01, 2016

Susan Smith, Ph.D., joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute this month. She is an internally recognized expert in the field of nutritional affects on the risk for birth defects.  The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) welcomes Susan Smith, Ph.D., who joins the research facility’s roster of scientists this month. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized […]

Pregnancy, Drinking and Diet: Researchers Urge Women to Consider Their “Whole Health” when Pregnant 

February 08, 2016

Scientists at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute are developing a “whole health” message for pregnant mothers emphasizing evidence-based, nutritional research that empowers them to make their own decisions on everything from drinking to dietary choices. Don’t eat this. Don’t drink that. In the face of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

New Assay Can Improve Health Appeal of Antioxidant-based Products

January 22, 2016

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute at the NC Research Campus developed a new and more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity. The assay is available to companies investing in antioxidants to improve the health appeal of their products.    The global market for natural antioxidants is a multi-million dollar industry today, but by […]

Bonsai show bares all for winter Dec 5 & 6

November 25, 2015

By Lisa Thornton Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer With bonsai – the art of growing dwarfed ornamental trees – old age, or at least the appearance of it, is the gold standard of beauty. Those interested in the hobby will get the chance to see how that’s achieved during the Winter Silhouette […]

UNC Human Research Core Invites Nutrigenomic Research to NCRC

November 11, 2015

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core is open for business to researchers on and off the NC Reserch Campus, especially those interested in nutrigenomic studies. By Kara Marker, NC Research Campus Marketing Intern Even though hundreds of study participants and numerous researchers have taken advantage of the Human Research Core in the UNC […]