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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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Trio from UNC Board of Governors tours research campus in Kannapolis

Read the original article by Josh Bergeron in the Salsbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Many campuses comprise the University of North Carolina System, and the N.C. Research Campus is a good example of those schools working together, UNC Board of Governors member Darrell Allison said Tuesday. Allison was one of three members of the Board of Governors who toured the […]

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Local BackPack Program at the NCRC

Volunteers at the North Carolina Research Campus, led by Jomari Torres, M.D., 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 they do not […]

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Kannapolis Welcomes Amazon Distribution Center

Tonight, the Kannapolis City Council approved an incentive grant for an Amazon Distribution Center which will be located off N.C. 73 and Kannapolis Parkway. “We are very excited to welcome one of the nation’s largest companies to Kannapolis. Their role as a world leader in commerce continues to evolve and we look forward to being […]

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Blueberries, Bananas and Sweet Potatoes, the Cornerstones of Summer Internships

Read the original article from Catawba College. Blueberries, bananas and sweet potatoes.  These may sound like items on a produce list, but actually these were the cornerstones of 11-week summer internships for four Catawba College students at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Four Catawba students, including Karina Noyola-Alonso of Winston-Salem, Viridiana Mandujano of Asheville, […]

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Will Estep becomes 100th participant in Duke’s MURDOCK COPD Study

Read the original article by Emily Ford with the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Aug. 9, 2017—Like many people who grew up in the 1960s, Will Estep started smoking. And he started young. One day after school, while working on a Virginia farm, Estep took his first drag on a cigarette. He was just 12 […]

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Taste testings: Taking the first step

Read the original article from the Independent Tribune by Asma Warrich, Cabarrus Health Alliance. Often times, taking the first bite can be the biggest challenge to eating healthy. Preconceived ideas that nutritious foods lack flavor prevent many from taking this initial step. However, taste testings are emerging as a popular approach to dismissing these assumptions. […]

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Standard Process Ushers in New Era of Innovation With Center of Excellence at NCRC

      Standard Process ushers in a new era of innovation with center of excellence and announces new board, leadership team, commitment to new product development, and investment in sales and marketing. Palmyra, Wis., (July 27, 2017)—Standard Process is ushering in a new era of innovation with the opening of the Standard Process Center […]

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‘Defining Moment’: Food Processing Innovation Center Poised to Boost N.C. Economy

Read the original story on the NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Science website. A new initiative taking shape in Kannapolis could create jobs, revitalize rural communities, open new markets for entrepreneurs and farmers … and the list goes on. Years in the making, the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC) leapt […]

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Choline Builds Healthy Eyes

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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American Health Council Names Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D. to Education Board

Read the original article from Globe Newswire. NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Carol L. Cheatham of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise on the effects of nutrition on […]

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Faithful Kitchens: New program aims to make healthier congregations

Read the original article by Erin Kidd from the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS – The Cabarrus Health Alliance is teaching churches how to have healthier congregations. The alliance was awarded a Diabetes Awareness and Advocacy grant this past year from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Using those funds, it developed a Faithful Kitchens Program for […]

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North Carolina lawmakers fund food manufacturing center at NCRC

Read the original article by Danielle Chemtob, Triangle Business Journal Kannapolis, a city once marred by the shuttering of textile mills, is set to become a leader of the emerging food manufacturing sector thanks to a $5 million budget provision and the research of the agricultural program at North Carolina State University. The budget, approved […]

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Duke Launches Project Baseline Study Enrollment in North Carolina

Duke University School of Medicine today launched the Project Baseline study in North Carolina with the enrollment in Kannapolis of Duke’s first participant. The study is the first initiative of Project Baseline, an ambitious effort to develop a well-defined “baseline” of human health, and a rich data platform to help researchers better understand health and […]

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The Road from A.L. Brown to Scientist at the NCRC

Over a decade ago Kevin Lambirth, PhD, drove down East First Street on his way to A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis. Today, Lambirth travels the same road on his way to the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) where he works at the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division (BiSD). A 2006 A.L. Brown graduate, Lambirth’s […]

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Advocate to Scientist: Briana Landis is Motivated by MS

Diagnosed at four with multiple sclerosis (MS), Discovery MS intern Briana Landis is a passionate advocate for people with MS and the research that can improve their lives.  Neurologists told the parents of four-year-old Briana Landis that it was impossible for her to have multiple sclerosis (MS). By five, there was no doubt that her […]

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Restaurant Forty Six, a part of the NCRC family, wins Best in Cabarrus County

CONCORD, NC (June 23, 2017) – The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored area hospitality and tourism professionals on Thursday evening at Chez François in Downtown Concord during the annual Celebrate Cabarrus event. “Over the past five years, we’ve honored so many deserving members of our hospitality industry,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and […]

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Precision Nutrition Needed for Healthy Military Muscles

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 […]

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