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State of Startups: NC Research Campus ‘coming of age’

Read the original article by Barry Teater from WRAL TechWire. Editor’s note: In the latest of WRAL TechWire’s State of Startups series that examines the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem from the coast to the mountains, writer Barry Teater reports on what’s happening at the N.C. Research Campus. The dream of billionaire David Murdock has taken root and […]

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Free Bonsai Exhibition Coming to Kannapolis December 2 and 3

Bonsai artists and vendors from seven states display their trees at the fifth annual Bonsai Winter Silhouette Expo held in Kannapolis in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building on the NC Research Campus.    For the fifth year, bonsai artists from all over the USA will show their bonsai trees in the exceptionally beautiful […]

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Six Healthy, Holiday Eating Tips

Meghan Charpentier, MS, MPH, is a program coordinator at the Cabarrus Health Alliance, a partner of the NCRC and the public health authority in Kannapolis and the surrounding county. She offers five tips to help you keep the joy of health at the center of your holiday celebrations. 1. Balanced eating year-round >> Often times, […]

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How to eat like a nutritionist… and survive the holidays

Read about Dr. Susan Smith’s six “secret weapons” and tips and tricks to be healthy throughout the holidays! Susan Smith, PhD, is a professor of nutrition and the deputy director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. She studies how diet affects prenatal development, specifically the development of fetal alcohol syndrome. Before joining the UNC NRI, […]

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Recipes to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the ending of Daylight Saving Time, the temptation of holiday treats defines this time of year. You can balance your favorite food traditions with healthy new ideas found in these recipes from our campus partners Cabarrus Health Alliance,  the Dole Nutrition Institute and NC State Plants for […]

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Cancer R&D Company Joins the NC Research Campus

The NC Research Campus (NCRC) welcomes R&S Chemicals, a cancer research and development company, to its roster of companies leasing ready-to-use laboratories in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory. Srisailas Muthialu, PhD, PMP, vice president of R&S Chemicals, is leading the company’s study of two molecules that demonstrate anti-cancer activity. With additional research that will […]

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Kids eager to try garden salad at school’s cooking challenge

Read the original article by Erin Kidd from the Independent Tribune. CONCORD- Hands flew up in the air when Chef Mark Allison asked Pitts School Road students if they wanted to taste his latest creation. But in what might come as a shock to many, it wasn’t a dessert or chicken the students wanted to […]

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Dole Unveils Salad Bag Redesign and Much More at PMA

Packaged salad leader uses PMA Fresh Summit to show off its consumer-focused new salad packaging system. Other show highlights include tastings of new DOLE® Salad Kits and original character recipes inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dole, the #1 salad kit brand, is rolling out new salad bag graphics designed to make it easier […]

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Nutrition Training for Young Doctors Lacks Bite

Read the original article by Marlene Busko from MedScape. Most US medical schools do not require medical students to learn basic nutrition theory, even though poor diet is the leading preventable risk factor for disability or early death in the United States.[1,2] “It takes at least 25-30 hours of medical school instruction to achieve just […]

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Breeding a better banana; NC Research Campus professor seeks to answer challenge of hunger

Read the original article by David Whisenant, WBTV reporter. The goal of the Gates Foundation is to reduce hunger and poverty for millions of farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable way.a sustainable way. Dr. Reid will be working with Dr. Al Brown of the International Institute of […]

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NC Universities Tapped to Combat Minority Health Disparities

Read the original article by Rose Hoban from North Carolina Health News. NC Central, Duke and UNC all receive dollars to find ways to reduce the disparities in health outcomes for minority communities. Deepak Kumar has been at N.C. Central University for less than a year, but the molecular biologist has already left a big footprint on […]

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Scientists Gather in Bar Harbor for 20th Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit

Read the original article by Emily Tadlock, WABI5. BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) Mary Ann Lila, Director of Plants for the Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University says, “Wild blueberry is a relatively small crop and there’s not a whole lot of money they can give for research. Why are we all here? Because it’s […]

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Star Wars: A fruitful future, a healthy galaxy

Read the original article from The Produce News. Dole is out to recruit generations of Star Wars fans into the Resistance with an 18-week healthy living initiative featuring character-inspired recipes, limited-edition stickers and a scan-to-enter sweepstakes offering the chance to win collectable weekly prizes inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi arriving in theaters Dec. […]

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Pitts School Road cuts ribbon on garden

Read the original article by Erin Kidd with the Independent Tribune. CONCORD- Pitts School Road Elementary’s new garden is officially open for student learning. The school held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its garden during a curriculum carnival on Thursday, Sept. 21. The garden is the result of a grant the school received from the […]

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Innovative Banana Breeding to Improve Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC – Sept. 26, 2017-  Dr. Robert Reid, Research Assistant Professor with UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Services Division at the North Carolina Research Campus, has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the “Improvement of Banana for the Smallholder Farmers in the Great Lakes Region […]

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Triad professor receives patent for cancer-fighting compounds

Read the original article by Jessica Seaman from the Triad Business Journal. A professor at N.C. A&T State University has received a patent for compounds that have the potential to prevent and treat cancer, the university announced. Shengmin Sang received the patent for combining aspirin and ginger derivatives. By combing the compounds with anti-cancer properties, they […]

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Top 40 Foods For Polyphenols

Many of the foods you eat are loaded with polyphenols: plant-based compounds that are anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection. Polyphenols are considered non-nutritional, meaning that they help prevent disease and keep you healthy in a different way than vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, and protein. David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State […]

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Duke CTSI, MURDOCK Study to host 5K and wellness festival

Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest on Sept. 23 offers free entertainment, activities KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Sept. 13, 2017 —Fans of fitness, family fun and healthy living will find something for everyone at the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest on Saturday, Sept. 23. The public is invited. To register for the 5K, go to www.murdock-study.com/dukedash5k/. This event at the North […]

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Introducing Polyphenols: Colorful, Healthy Compounds You May Already Eat

  Many of the foods you eat are loaded with polyphenols: plant-based compounds that are anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection. Polyphenols are considered non-nutritional, meaning that they help prevent disease and keep you healthy in a different way than vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, and protein. David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian […]

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Pitts School Road gets back-to-school garden

Read the original article by Erin Kidd with the Independent Tribune. CONCORD- When Pitts School Road Elementary students go back to school next week, they will be surprised by a colorful, new garden set up to teach them lessons across all subjects. The school was buzzing with activity last week as volunteers from Lowe’s Heroes […]

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