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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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Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

Read the original post on drugs.com. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 — Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say. The study findings suggest that “exercise doesn’t have to be tremendously hard for you to see health benefits from it,” said study author Suzi Hong. She is an associate professor […]

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Ei Launches EnDev Laboratories

Read the original article from Contract Pharma. R&D provider joins NC Research Campus, expands dermatological development capabilities Ei, A Pharmaceutical Solutionworks, has launched EnDev Laboratories, a standalone, full service R&D provider located in a 10,000-sq.-ft. lab with office space in Kannapolis, NC. Endev will have access to advanced scientific capabilities offered through the David H. […]

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Looking to ‘Loop the Loop’ in Kannapolis

Read the original article by David Whisenant, Wave 3 News. KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) – The City of Kannapolis has come up with a way for residents to enjoy exercise with a little “Loop the Loop.” According to city leaders, Loop the Loop is a fun new way to track the distance of your walk, run, or […]

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Duke University names new director of operations for MURDOCK Study, related research projects

Julie Eckstrand returns to Duke to manage operations for Translational Population Health Research Group, including studies based at the North Carolina Research Campus KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Jan. 17, 2017—Julie Eckstrand, R.Ph., has been named the new director of operations for Duke University’s Translational Population Health Research Group, which includes the MURDOCK Study and Duke’s other clinical research […]

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Whose Decision Is It, Anyway?

Read the original article from Progressive Grocer. Food makers, marketers seek consumers’ ‘bliss points’ It’s human nature for consumers to develop habits and seek out foods that satisfy our intense cravings. And so companies create products that meet people’s senory needs, according to a CNN report. “Food companies are interested in selling products that people want,” […]

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The Truth About Green Tea for Weight Loss

Read the original article by Lauren Cooper from Consumer Reports. It’s hailed as a fat burner and a cure-all for cancer and heart disease. Does it work, and is it safe? Green tea has gained tremendous popularity as an all-around health elixir, touted to burn fat and prevent an array of illnesses, including cancer and heart […]

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Is Your Metabolism Really the Master of Your Weight?

Read the original article, “Is Your Metabolism Really the Master of Your Weight? Expert Tips to Get Your System Running Smoothly” by Parade’s Catherine Winters All day your metabolism churns away, converting food to fuel throughout your body so everything—from your circulatory system to your hormones and heart to your bones and brain—can do their jobs, says […]

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Duke University-Kannapolis leader honored service award

Read the original article from the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS — Perla Nunes, who leads community engagement and outreach efforts for Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and other research studies based in Kannapolis, received the Service Above Self Award on Thursday, Dec. 1, from the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County. The award is Rotary’s highest honor and […]

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P2EP Summer Internship Applications Available

Finals and Winter Break may be top of mind, but summer is just around the corner! Have you considered a P2EP internship? Apply now for an exciting summer of science at the N.C. Research Campus. Remember, the application deadline is March 3, and there are several attachments that must be included. Applications for the P2EP […]

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Grapes in space: NASA-funded study develops polyphenol-protein rich recipe

Original Article By Adi Menayang, NutraIngredients-USA A study published in the March 2016 edition of Food & Function by NC State Plants for Human Health Institute researchers found that cranberries, muscadine grapes, and blackcurrant can make a protein-packed, polyphenol-filled, shelf-stable product. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has provided funding for the team to […]

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Renowned scientist joins Nutrition Research Institute

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – November 30, 2016 – Susan Sumner, PhD joins the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on December 1, 2016, as a Professor of Nutrition. Dr. Sumner is working to make personalized medicine a reality through metabolomics. Metabolomics involves measuring thousands of metabolites in cells, tissues, and biological fluids. This approach can provide a […]

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Protein-Polyphenol Mix Creates Shelf-stable, Natural Ingredient

Astronauts, protein bars and the development of natural ingredients may not seem to have a connection. In the laboratory of Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus, they are all part of one project. Lila and her research team completed a […]

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Bonsai- Artistry for the Family to Enjoy this Holiday Season

The annual Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo returns to the NC Research Campus Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4.  The free event offers families an opportunity to relax and enjoy the artistry of bonsai before the holiday season kicks into high gear. Organized by bonsai artist Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Nutrition […]

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Nanotechnology company opens office at N.C. Research Campus

Read the original article by Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal. BioArmor, a company that makes hand sanitizers that use nanotechnology to kill germs, is the latest new resident of the Core Lab at the N.C. Research Campus. Sal Toscano and Mike Bralkowski started the company two years ago and now manufacture the hand sanitizers, topical […]

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Alternative Treatments for MS Provide New Hope

Read the original article by Kara Marker on Labroots.com. Interferon drugs have long been used as treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease where damaged nerves cause a range of neurological symptoms in those afflicted. But interferon drugs only help about 50 percent of MS patients. What’s the other half supposed to do? From […]

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