TinChung Leung

UNCC, NC Central, and Carolinas HealthCare Collaborate on Pancreatic Cancer Research

February 23, 2016

Scientists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Central University’s Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC have teamed up to identify molecular targets in the signaling pathway for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) tumors. Their study was published in the […]

Pioneering Microalgae as a Therapeutic Production Platform

May 19, 2015

Summary:  Researchers at the NC  Research Campus are some of the first recipients  of a University of North Carolina Research Opportunities Initiative grant. With the funding,  they are collaborating with scientists at other campuses  to research the use of microalgae as a new platform  to produce  therapeutics.    “We want to put North Carolina on […]

Go Fish! Zebrafish Advance Cancer Research

March 08, 2015

In the fight against cancer, zebrafish may seem like an unlikely weapon. For TinChung Leung, PhD, with the North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, zebrafish have the potential to deliver the answers to some of the most fundamental questions about cancer. Namely how tumors grow and […]

NCRC Scientist Helps Cabarrus High School Students Visit STEM Program

October 20, 2014

For Immediate Release        (Kannapolis, NC- Monday, October 20)- Tuesday, October 21, students from Northwest Cabarrus High School’s biotechnology academy will travel to the main campus of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC to take part in BRITE Futures, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that gives students hands-on […]

IRAK4 and breast cancer cell migration in culture and zebrafish xenografts

April 05, 2014

IRAK4 and breast cancer cell migration in culture and zebrafish xenografts AACR Annual Meeting 2014; April 5-9, 2014, K. Sean Kimbro, Karine Ferri-Lagneau, Jamil Haider, Susan Yeyeodu, Xiaohe Yang, and TinChung Leung North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Abstract Growing evidence indicates that incongruities in the inflammatory and immune response pathways contribute to tumorigenesis. We seek to explore the underlying biological mechanisms […]

MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

April 05, 2014

MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma AACR Annual Meeting 2014; April 5-9, 2014, Ru Zhou1, Jennifer Curry1, Priyanka Grover1, Lopamudra Das  Roy1, TinChung Leung2, and Pinku Mukherjee1 1University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; 2Julius L. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute, North Carolina Central University, Kannapolis, NC. Abstract 26: MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Abstract Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) […]

BRITE future for Kannapolis students

March 14, 2014

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 […]

BRITE Futures for Kannapolis Students

March 06, 2014

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 […]

Investing in Bright Futures for Kannapolis Students

February 25, 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).   BRITE Futures He worked […]

Investing in Bright Futures for Kannapolis Students

February 13, 2014

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). […]

A Model Fish

January 15, 2014

Scientists with North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program and NCA&T’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies teamed up to study the bioactive compounds in ginger. They did it using a rather model fish called zebrafish. NC Central scientist TinChung Leung, PhD, uses the model fish for research into natural compounds that can help prevent […]

NCCU and NCA&T Cancer Research on UNC-TV

December 18, 2013

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 […]

A Microbial Answer to Malnutrition

September 09, 2013

The West African Sahel region is a corner of the world that Steven Maranz, PhD, knows well. He spent part of his childhood there and worked with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in the region. Maranz is currently a visiting scientist with the David H. Murdock Research Institute, a provider of collaborative […]

Ginger Shogaols: Promising Preventation for Lung and Colon Cancer

June 15, 2013

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 […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research for Cancer, Anemia

April 09, 2013

Ginger is appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste and is 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 […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

December 09, 2012

Ginger is more appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste that is  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. […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

December 05, 2012

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 […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

December 05, 2012

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 […]

An Old-Time Remedy With Modern Proof

May 21, 2012

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 […]