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Duke, DCRI partner with Boehringer Ingelheim on new COPD study

Read the original article on Triangle Business Journal. Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) will collaborate with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on a new chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) study. Based in Kannapolis, MURDOCK stands for the Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis. The new study will involve following […]

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Leaders meet with Kannapolis, Research Campus, RCCC

As published in the Salisbury Post. International and national business leaders with the Global Vision Leaders group met in Kannapolis on Thursday, hosted by the city, the North Carolina Research Campus and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Global Vision is focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina.  Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group. […]

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Porridge vs. Oatmeal: Comparison of How They Are Made and Health Benefits

View the original post from foods4betterhealth.com. Porridge is a mixture of any grain, cereal, or legume boiled in water, milk, or broth. It is served hot and made from a variety of cereals such as oats, maize, rice, corn, wheat, and barley. Oatmeal is a type of porridge made from ground, rolled, or flattened oats. Let’s […]

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RCCC in Kannapolis: New tech center on the way, cosmetology center moving

KANNAPOLIS — The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, staff and faculty recently gathered with North Carolina Research Campus representatives, the mayor of Kannapolis and community members to discuss the future of Kannapolis. “We are very proud of our relationship with the city of Kannapolis and the North Carolina Research Campus,” said Dr. Carol S. […]

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Study launched to better understand real-world impact and progression of COPD

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Launch Innovative Clinical Research Study KANNAPOLIS, N.C. and RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—April 7, 2017—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the launch of a new collaborative research effort to closely follow 850 people living with […]

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Red Cabbage vs Power Blueberries

By Caryn Rabin. Read the original aritcle on The Straits Times. Q: How does red cabbage compare to blueberries, nutritionally speaking? A: Red cabbage is a low-calorie food that is a good source of vitamins. But if you are looking for a big infusion of the potent antioxidants that blueberries are famous for, “you’re not […]

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Klear Optix Launches at the NC Research Campus

New startup joins the NC Research Campus leasing laboratory and office space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. Kannapolis, NC- Phones are smart. Homes are getting smarter. Clothes are gaining intelligence too. So why not smarter contact lenses that can monitor health, help with healing or even dispense medicine? For contact lenses to […]

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Shengmin Sang of NCA&T Wins Innovation for Impact Grand Prize

By Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer. Research to prevent colon cancer by pairing the classic wonder drug aspirin with an active ingredient in ginger has earned a Greensboro scientist a statewide honor that carries an $11,000 reward. Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., associate professor with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro,was awarded the inaugural Innovation […]

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NCA&T’s Shengmin Sang Reaping Research Rewards

By Mindy Hamlin, NCBiotech Writer. Read the original article on the NC Biotech Center website. It has been a good run lately for Shengmin Sang, Ph.D. Sang, associate professor and lead scientist in the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies ​at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University labs in Kannapolis, was awarded the inaugural […]

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When is the best time to eat a banana?

Read the original article by by Alessandra Potenza from The Verge. I don’t consider myself a picky eater, but there are certain things I just can’t swallow. Raw celery, for example, or cilantro. Another one is ripe bananas. When bananas turn bright yellow or start having those hideous brown spots, forget it. I have to […]

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New Gene Interaction Appears to be Associated with Increased MS Risk

Read the article by Sarah Avery, Duke Health, or on the website of the Kannapolis office of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. MURDOCK Study samples were used in research findings  published in the journal Cell that could open the way to the development of more accurate tests for risk of multiple sclerosis.   DURHAM and […]

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N.C. A&T and Industry to Bring Novel Aspirin Derivatives to the Marketplace

Read the original article from North Carolina A&T State University. Greensboro, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Patients who require the benefits of aspirin without the accompanying stomach irritation are a step closer to comfort and cures with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement. Dr. Shengmin Sang, a food scientist with North Carolina Agricultural and […]

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Dole and Walt Disney Co. Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating

Read the original story by Natalie Taylor in Grocery Headquarters. The Walt Disney Co. and Dole Food Co. have continued their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integration, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at […]

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Catawba College and NCRC Launch a Win-Win Business Development Partnership

  Salisbury, NC- A Catawba College Information Systems class is creating a searchable database to help the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and the scientists at its eight university research centers target their business development efforts to companies in need of nutrition research. The students, all from Catawba’s Ketner School of Business, will spend […]

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

  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 […]

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Local BackPack Program Receives Donations to Expand

Volunteers on the North Carolina Research Campus, led by Jomari Torres, M.D. from the NRI, have been partnering with Shady Brook Elementary School in Kannapolis since October 2015 to provide food for children in need. This effort, modeled on Feeding America’s BackPack Program, provides food for children who regularly experience hunger, especially during weekends, because […]

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Want to Eat Healthier? Rethink Grocery Shopping with Cabarrus Health Alliance

Grocery store tours teach community members how to make healthy and budget-friendly choices. Navigating the grocery store may seem intuitive, but there are actually a lot of tips and tricks to making healthier choices that many people are missing. Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) Program Coordinator Meghan Charpentier, MS, MPH, knows that people interested in improving […]

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Men with Achy Knees Needed for Research Study

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory needs 26 men between the ages of 50 and 75 with achy knees for a study examining the effectiveness of a product made from natural ingredients on knee discomfort. Those who complete the study earn $300. Since 32 percent of all U.S. adults report joint discomfort that gets […]

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Give in to FEWer Sugary Temptations This Valentine’s Day and Every Day

Stay strong on Valentine’s Day and surrender to FEWer temptations! The UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Robyn Amos-Kroohs, PhD, explains how. Why does chocolate taste so good? Chocolate is largely composed of fat and sugar, which taste delicious on their own, but together create often irresistible flavor. Scientifically, fat and sugar in chocolate and other foods […]

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Ideal Health Biotechnology Opens First US Office at the NC Research Campus

Ideal Health Biotechnology, LLC, joined the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to accelerate research and development of their dietary supplements made from naturally occurring, plant-based compounds. Ideal has an antioxidant spray made from grape seed extract available in China. A second generation of the spray is in development. They are also working on […]

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