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Dole adds teams to ‘Get Up and Grow!’

Read the original article in The Packer. Dole Food Co. has launched a version of its Get Up and Grow! Together initiative that asks consumers to recruit friends, family or co-workers to take team pledges for a healthy lifestyle. Individual and team participants in the initiative’s Healthy Living Challenge can enter a pair of summer […]

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Six More Dietary Ingredients Picked for Analytical Evaluation

By Richard A. Lovett, JD, PhD, Contributing Writer Read the original article in Nutraceuticals World An advisory panel has selected aloe vera, vitamin B12, protein, ginger, vitamins K1 and K2 and free amino acids as priority ingredients for review. In a continuing endeavor to help the dietary supplements industry agree on and evaluate analytical methods […]

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Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

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Superfoods: Looking for health at the table

By Jose Carlos Marques. This article was translated from Portuguese. Read the original article  from Correio de manha. They call them ‘superfoods’ and promise many benefits. Experts doubt. “Açaí is suitable for all those seeking a very nutritious food with unique flavor, fat zero and with high concentrations of vitamins, reducing the risk of disease.” […]

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Combined Use of Molecular Markers and High-Resolution Melting (HRM) to Assess Chromosome Dosage in Potato Hybrids

Combined Use of Molecular Markers and High-Resolution Melting (HRM) to Assess Chromosome Dosage in Potato Hybrids, Journal of Heredity, December 10, 2015. Clizia Villano, Valeria Miraglia, Massimo Iorizzo, Riccardo Aversano and Domenico Carputo. From the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy (Villano, Miraglia, Aversano, and Carputo); andPlants for Human Health Institute, Department […]

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N.C. A&T to research new approach to peanut allergies

Read the original article on the NC A&T website. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University continues to lead the charge against peanut allergies, as evidenced by its recent $500,000 grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) for researching new immunotherapies. In the U.S., approximately 3 million people report mild to severe allergies […]

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Scientists Plan To Maximize The Health Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes

By Stephanie Castillo Read the article in Medical Daily. Scientists from North Carolina State’s Plants for Human Health Institute are working to get Americans to eat more sweet potatoes, The News & Observer reported. “In many parts of the world […] sweet potatoes are well recognized as health-protective, nutritious foods,” Mary Ann Lila, director of N.C. state’s […]

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Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery

Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery, Journal of Proteome Research, November 12, 2015. David C. Nieman,*,† Nicholas D. Gillitt,‡ Wei Sha,§ Mary Pat Meaney,† Casey John,† Kirk L. Pappan,# and Jason M. Kinchen# †Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States […]

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Dole Nutrition Institute Adds Senior Research Scientist, Expands Research Focus

By Kara Marker, NCRC Marketing Intern The old saying is that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Scientific evidence proves that avoiding the doctor’s office takes a diet full of all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Debora Esposito, PhD, senior research scientist for the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) at the NC Research Campus […]

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Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

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Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection

Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection, Molecular Breeding,August 2015, Brandon Schlautman, Giovanny Covarrubias-Pazaran, Luis A. Diaz-Garcia, Jennifer Johnson-Cicalese, Massimo Iorrizo, Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla, Tierney Bougie, Tiffany Bougie, Eric Wiesman, Shawn Steffan, James Polashock, Nicholi Vorsa, Juan Zalapa 1. Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, USA 2. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas, y Pecuarias, Campo Experimental Pabellon, Aguascalientes, […]

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Appalachian Trail hike could lead to scientific discovery

By Marty Price, Charlotte Observer Read the original story. Jessica Alley, a part-time research technician at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has wanted to hike the entire Appalachian Trail since she was in middle school, and she finally decided that 2015 would be the year. Having earned her master’s degree in exercise science […]

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Comparison of Tomato Genotypes Grown Under Conventional and Organic Production System for Nutrient Composition

Comparison of Tomato Genotypes Grown Under Conventional and Organic Production System for Nutrient Composition, Aug 2015, Dilip R. Panthee, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, […]

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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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Costa Rica, Dole and NCRC Launch Banana and Pineapple PhD Programs

        Kannapolis, NC− There are college students in Costa Rica balancing long hours in the laboratory with high-level science classes who are wondering where their education will take them. For at least two students, the answer is North Carolina. Dole Food Company is sponsoring banana and pineapple PhD programs in partnership with […]

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Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells

Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells, J Nutr. 2015 Jul 29, Orena S1, Owen J1, Jin F2, Fabian M2, Gillitt ND2, Zeisel SH3. 1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC; 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, Kannapolis, NC; and. 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition […]

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A high-throughput, simultaneous analysis of carotenoids, chlorophylls and tocopherol using sub two micron core shell technology columns

A high-throughput, simultaneous analysis of carotenoids, chlorophylls and tocopherol using sub two micron core shell technology columns, ScienceDirect, 26 July 2015,  Kranthi K. Chebrolua, , , Gad G. Yousefa, Ryan Parka, Yoshinori Tanimurab, Allan F. Browna a Department of Horticultural Science, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Suite 1329, Kannapolis, North Carolina-28081, United States b […]

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Charlotte Residents Challenged to “Get Up and Grow” August 7-13

Charlotte is one of 44 destinations on North American summer tour celebrating the nutritional and taste appeal of fruits and vegetables. Local residents can sample recipes, make their own smoothies and take the Get Up and Grow! Healthy Eating Pledge. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 23, 2015) — One of the country’s largest research institutes devoted to health and nutrition […]

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NCRC and Holiday Inn Express Team Up for P2EP

Can five dollars make a difference to the future of aspiring, young scientists? In the case of the NC Research Campus’ Plants Pathway Elucidation Project (P2EP), five dollars per room night donated by the Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Kannapolis translated to over $1,080.00 in funding in the last year. The Holiday Inn and the […]

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NCSU Healthy Cooking Series August Dates

Healthy living, starts in the kitchen. Choosing the right foods and preparing them in a way that maintains their nutritional value or even enhances their health protective properties can improve an individual’s health and wellness. N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is offering a series of […]

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Dole Lobbies for National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Holiday

Read the original article in The Packer. Are Americans ready to add another holiday to the calendar? Dole Food Co. is betting they are. The company is in New Orleans in late May for two events launching produce consumption promotions — its National Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day and its Get Up and Grow! […]

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Genetic analysis of glucosinolate variability in broccoli florets using genome-anchored single nucleotide polymorphisms

Genetic analysis of glucosinlates variability in broccoli florets using genome-anchored single nucleotide polymorphisms, 2015 May 1, Theor Appl Genet., Brown AF1, Yousef GG, Reid RW, Chebrolu KK, Thomas A, Krueger C, Jeffery E, Jackson E, Juvik JA. 1Department of Horticultural Science, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, 28081, USA, afbrown2@ncsu.edu. Abstract KEY MESSAGE: […]

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Anthocyanin, Carotenoid, Tocopherol, and Ellagitannin Content of Red Raspberry Cultivars Grown under Field or High Tunnel Cultivation in the Southeastern United States

Anthocyanin, Carotenoid, Tocopherol, and Ellagitannin Content of Red Raspberry Cultivars Grown under Field or High Tunnel Cultivation in the Southeastern United States, Apr 2015, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Christine M. Bradish1, Gad G. Yousef, Guoying Ma, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Gina E. Fernandez Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695 Plants for […]

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California Table Grape Consumption Reduces Adiposity, Hepatic Triglycerides, Lipogenic Gene Expression, and Abundance of Sulfidogenic Bacteria in Mice

California Table Grape Consumption Reduces Adiposity, Hepatic Triglycerides, Lipogenic Gene Expression, and Abundance of Sulfidogenic Bacteria in Mice, Apr 2015, The FASEB Journal, Jessie Baldwin1, Brian Collins1, Patricia Wolfe2, Wan Shen1, Chia-Chi Chuang3, Wei Zhong4, Paula Cooney1, H Rex Gaskins2 and Michael McIntosh1 1Nutrition UNC-Greensboro NC United States 2Animal Science University of Illinois IL United States 3Pathology Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston Salem NC […]

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Phytochemical Characterization And Anti-inflammatory Activity Of The Mexican Fruit Styrax ramirezii Greenm

Phytochemical Characterization And Anti-inflammatory Activity Of The Mexican Fruit Styrax ramirezii Greenm, Apr 2015, The FASEB Journal, Jorge Guerrero-Medina2 and Mary Ann Lila1, Michael Timmers Dr1, 1PHHI, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences North Carolina State University Kannapolis North Caolina United States 2Agrobiologia Department Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Uruapan Michoacán Mexico Abstract With an increasing […]

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New Web Resource Highlights Research-based Connections Between Food & Disease

By Megan Bame Read the original article on the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute website. N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis recently published a new web resource titled, Healthy Living, found at plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu. The new section is focused on sharing information directly from PHHI […]

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Dole Organic Pineapple Promotion Helps Support Organic Farmers Worldwide

Read the original article on PerishableNews.com. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dole has launched a month-long promotion that enlists its wholesale and retail customers to support organic farmers worldwide. Starting March 1, 2015, the leading fresh fruit and vegetable provider will donate $1 for every box of DOLE® Organic Pineapples purchased by a wholesaler or retailer […]

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Avoiding Peanuts in Childhood Makes Kids More Likely to Become Allergic

Written by Kristen Fischer Read the original article in Healthline News. Finally — some clinical evidence on whether or not to expose infants to peanut products. Over the years, experts have gone back and forth about introducing peanut products at an early age to children. The notion is that doing so can prevent kids from developing […]

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Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon

Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon, Cucerbitaceae 2014 Proceedings, RichArd hAssell* Coastal REC, Clemson University, Charleston, SC 29414, USA, PeneloPe Perkins-veAZie, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA, lisA deAn, USDA-ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA AbstrAct. Quality of watermelon fruit is a combination of firmness, […]

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Yield and Quality Response of Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo) Cultivars Grown in the Southeastern United States

Yield and Quality Response of  Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo) Cultivars Grown in the Southeastern United States. Cucerbitaceae 2014 Proceedings., Jonathan r. Schultheis1*, Travis E. Birdsell2, And Penelooe Perkins-veazie3, 1Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609, USA, 2134 Ashe County Center, Government Circle, Suite 202, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA, 3Plants for Human Health Institute, Department […]

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Walnut mystery finally cracked

By Reid Creager, Correspondent, Charlotte Observer Read Original Article Mary Grace has developed a compulsive habit over the past 14 months. But she’s not worried about it. “I love walnuts,” said the senior researcher for N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis. “I can’t prevent myself from eating them while we’re working on […]

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Bioactive Capacity, Sensory Properties, and Nutritional Analysis of a Shelf Stable Protein- rich Functional Ingredient with Concentrated Fruit and Vegetable Phytoactives

Bioactive Capacity, Sensory Properties, and Nutritional Analysis of a Shelf Stable Protein- rich Functional Ingredient with Concentrated Fruit and Vegetable Phytoactives. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2014 Oct 31, Grace MH1, Yousef GG, Esposito D, Raskin I, Lila MA 1Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC, 28081, USA. Abstract Well-known health-protective phytochemicals from muscadine grape and […]

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Concentrating Immunoprotective Phytoactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables into Shelf-stable Protein-rich Ingredients.

Concentrating Immunoprotective Phytoactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables into Shelf-stable Protein-rich Ingredients. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2014 Oct 29, Yousef GG1, Grace MH, Medina JL, Neff S, Guzman I, Brown AF, Raskin I, Lila MA. 1Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina Research Campus, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC, 28081, USA. Abstract Co-delivery of edible proteins with […]

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Blueberry And Green Tea Extract Protects Hard-Training Runners

By Amby Burfoot (Google+) Runner’s World. Read the original article.  As we reported last week, hard training just before a pre-race taper can improve your race performance. As we noted, however, the same hard training can lead to illness, especially in the form of upper respiratory tract infection. So the key question becomes: How do […]

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High-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array mapping in Brassica oleracea: identification of QTL associated with carotenoid variation in broccoli florets

High-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array mapping inBrassica oleracea: identification of QTL associated with carotenoid variation in broccoli florets Theoretical and Applied Genetics 14 Aug 2014 Allan F. Brown, Gad G. Yousef, Kranthi K. Chebrolu, Robert W. Byrd, Koyt W. Everhart, Robert W. Reid, Isobel A. P. Parkin, Andrew G. Sharpe, Rebekah Oliver, Ivette Guzman, Eric W. Jackson Department of Horticultural Science, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina […]

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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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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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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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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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Making Healthy ‘Grits’ in Africa with Dr. Mary Ann Lila

By: David Hunt, Carolina Wild 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 in miles. […]

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An improved UHPLC-UV method for separation and quantification of carotenoids in vegetable crops.

An improved UHPLC-UV method for separation and quantification of carotenoids in vegetable crops. Food Chemistry. May 17, 2014. Megan M. Maurer, Jonathan R. Mein, Swapan K. Chaudhuri, Howard L. Constant Monsanto Center for Food and Nutrition Research, North Carolina Research Campus, 150 N. Research Campus Dr. Ste 3700, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA Abstract Carotenoid identification and quantitation is […]

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Comparative Systems Biology Reveals Allelic Variation Modulating Tocochromanol Profiles in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Comparative Systems Biology Reveals Allelic Variation Modulating Tocochromanol Profiles in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) PLoS One. May 12,2014; eCollection 2014. Oliver RE1, Islamovic E2, Obert DE3, Wise ML4, Herrin LL4, Hang A2, Harrison SA5, Ibrahim A6, Marshall JM7, Miclaus KJ8, Lazo GR9, Hu G2, Jackson EW10. 1Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America, formerly USDA-ARS, Small Grains and Potato Germplasm […]

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Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action

Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 2014; Epub 2014 Mar 19. Lenders CM1, Deen DD, Bistrian B, Edwards MS, Seidner DL, McMahon MM, Kohlmeier M, Krebs NF. 1Division of Pediatric Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, and Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (CML); the Department of Community Health and […]

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Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity.

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 2014; Epub 2014 Mar 19. Kushner RF1, Van Horn L, Rock CL, Edwards MS, Bales CW, Kohlmeier M, Akabas SR. 1Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (RFK); the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (LVH); the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University […]

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Sulforaphane attenuates inflammation by decreasing Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 expression and activity in human monocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells

Sulforaphane attenuates inflammation by decreasing Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 expression and activity in human monocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. FASEB Journal. Jonathan Mein4, Fu-Zhang Wang2, Qi Jiang2, Don James3, Sekhar Boddupalli3; Sridevi Devaraj1,5 1Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX United States; 2David H. Murdock Research Institute Kannapolis NC United States; 3Monsanto Company Woodland CA United States; […]

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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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Scientists: Heart benefits of oats goes beyond fiber

UPI Health News, March. 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM   Bioactive compounds in oats — AVEs — might protect heart. UPI /Monika Graff UPI /Monika Graff | License Photo DALLAS, March 17 (UPI) — Eating whole grains is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and U.S. researchers suggest a compound in oats may […]

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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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NC A&T Finds Health Benefits in Peanut Skin Extract

Rishipal Bansode, PhD, with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, recently found that in an animal model an extract of peanut skin polyphenols reduced lipid levels in the blood stream. The study also showed up to a 30 percent loss of belly fat in the study animals. The findings were published in […]

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Diabetes and Bioactives

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 the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute, research the genetic differences that cause obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. They are trying to find […]

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

UNC TV- Watch the Science Now segment.  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 […]

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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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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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NCRC partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in real-world science

P2EP, the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, is a groundbreaking $1.5 million program that engages college students from across North Carolina in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. At its core, P2EP is a student-driven initiative that fuses plant science with human health. The program teams up university scientists, industry leaders and college students who together […]

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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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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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Banana Peel High in Antioxidants

Before you throw it away, take another look at that banana peel. Scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have found that banana peels contain high levels of antioxidants. In fact, some of the same antioxidant polyphenolic molecules found in the flesh are found in the peel. The total amount of antioxidants found in the […]

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Brassica Breakthroughs

Research conducted at the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has resulted in a range of findings from the development of a functional food powder to the genome sequencing of the blueberry to recent findings revealing the benefits of plant steroids. Specifically, the brassinosteroid homobrassinolide, which is found in all plants and regulates growth […]

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NCSU Opens Greenhouse Complex

NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is operating a $340,000 greenhouse complex on Glenn Avenue about a mile from the NCRC. The complex  strengthens  NCSU’s infrastructure at the NCRC, creating about 10,000 square feet of additional space for plant trials and fostering relationships with business and campus partners that can rent space for […]

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NCSU, Dole Launch Industry-Academic Postdoc

At the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) and the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have collaborated to form a joint industry-academic postdoctoral fellowship, the first of its kind at the NCRC.  Postdoctoral positions are a common first career step for those who have just […]

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