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Summer Internship program supports STEM careers

Over the past six years, 65 percent of the 164 interns in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) have been female. Most would say it’s an encouraging trend, supporting minority success in the growing fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Few understand the value of this trend more than Neha Mittal, a student […]

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Introducing the NC Food Innovation Lab

Read the original article on the NC State website. The North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center, a soon-to-be hub for plant-based food science and manufacturing advancement, is undergoing some change. For starters, a new name: the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. According to Mario Ferruzzi, a professor in the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute […]

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Your doctor may not be the best source of nutrition advice

Read the original article by Rachel Cernansky, Washington Post When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of […]

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Project Baseline: Understanding and Mapping Human Health

Read the original article by Jaime Rosenberg on the AMJ website. To learn more about Project Baseline or to enroll, visit the webiste. Project Baseline, launched a year ago in April, was brought to life by Duke University School of Medicine, Verily, Stanford Medicine, and Google to better understand the transition from health to disease and […]

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It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here’s what you need to know

Read the original article by Jessica Booth on the Insider. While some people like their bananas green, others love a mushy brown banana. But is there really a difference between the two? Surprisingly yes — and you could be picking the ripeness of the banana you eat based on your health. This revelation started with […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Kannapolis work toward sustainable future

Read the original  article by Nation Han on EdNC for more pictures and highlights. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) has campuses in Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Concord. The college serves 20,000 students annually across 33 degree programs and 138 certificates. The vision of RCCC is to provide an education which will lead to “sustainable futures” for the college’s students […]

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Faces of Baseline

Read the original article by Emily Ford. One year after joining the Project Baseline study, the first participants enrolled by the Duke University School of Medicine celebrated their study anniversary by reflecting on the journey so far and sharing their hopes for the years to come. The study is the first initiative of Project Baseline, an […]

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You, Your Metabolism, and Science: How Research Studies Can Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The one-of-a-kind Human Whole-Room Calorimeter at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute can be used for a wide variety of research studies – but they need YOU to participate. Read on to learn about how this technology works, how experts at the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory are studying metabolism, how these studies […]

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NCSU Graduate Student Follows Plant Pathways to Industry Career

As Weston Bussler, PhD, put the finishing touches on his dissertation in spring 2018, he was interviewing at the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center, located at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. Two months later, Bussler is settling in to his new role as Nutrition Scientist at the Center, demonstrating that plant pathways […]

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Kannapolis and Concord Police Tackle an Overlooked Area of Public Safety- Good Health

Wednesday, June 27 from 8 am to 10 am, the Kannapolis and Concord Police Departments are taking part in a joint training mission to improve an often overlooked aspect of public safety – the health of police officers. As part of Cooking for a Healthy Life, the newest program under the city of Kannapolis’ Discover […]

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Aimutis Tapped to Lead N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

Read the original article on the NC State Agriculture and Life Science website. An R&D expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate and academic settings, Bill Aimutis has been named director of the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC), a one-of-a-kind enterprise housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He’ll take […]

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Salad – It’s in the Bag

Originally published in the Dole Food Company newlsetter June 2018. Getting to the bottom of packaged salads and nutrient loss Bagged salads are just what you need when you have unannounced guests or for those times when you just don’t want to turn on the oven!  It’s the one item that should always be in your fridge so […]

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Eric and Erika Braun Aim to Raise $40,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Research

A Raleigh couple is raising money for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that damages neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Kannapolis, NC – Eric and Erika Braun are halfway to their goal of $40,000 to support Discovery MS, a non-profit research initiative housed in the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the North […]

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Tiger Woods Takes Ibuprofen to Prevent Back Pain. Should You?

Article by Brian Costa as printed in the Wall Street May 8, 2018 It was as casual as pulling out a driver. As Tiger Woods stood in the 10th tee box on the first day of the Masters, he removed a white bottle from his bag, poured two white pills into his hand and swallowed them. […]

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The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore the evidence

This article was originally published on medicalxpress.com. About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

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AL Brown High School Takes Second Chef Challenge Title

Serving a Farmers Market fresh meal, AL Brown High School took the 6th Cabarrus Chef Challenge title, repeating their win from last December. In one hour, the team of six prepared and served a panel of five judges a play on surf and turf with grilled salmon topped with mango chipotle salsa, roasted potatoes and […]

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AL Brown Advances to Chef Challenge Finale, Faces Central Cabarrus  

Kannapolis, NC- AL  Brown High School overcame a stiff challenge from Hickory Ridge High School this morning to advance to the final round of the Cabarrus Chef Challenge. The finale will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, May 2 at restaurant Forty Six, 101 West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Both teams were praised by a […]

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Central Cabarrus Edges Cox Mill for First Round Win of High School Chef Challenge

 Kannapolis, NC- By just one-and-a-half points, Central Cabarrus High School edged out Cox Mill High School to win the first round of the Cabarrus Chef Challenge, sponsored by Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA). Each team of 10 students had 10 minutes to plan their meals and an hour to prepare and plate before presenting their dishes […]

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6th Annual High School Chef Challenge Heats Up April 30

Cabarrus Health Alliance and area sponsors host the 6th Annual Cabarrus Chef Challenge next week at restaurant Forty Six inspiring high school students to cook healthy meals and consider culinary careers.    Kannapolis, NC- Students from four high Cabarrus County high schools are planning the healthy meals they can create next week as part of […]

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Standard Process Inc. Holds Grand Opening for New Center on NCRC

April 24, wholistic nutrition leader Standard Process opened a first-of-a-kind facility to pursue innovation in nutritional therapy, developing new solutions for healthcare professionals and patients. With the increased interest in nutritional therapies, sustainable agriculture and integrative healthcare, the need for research on whole food-based clinical nutrition solutions for health is greater than ever. On April 24, […]

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