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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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FYI, Those Annoying Strings On Bananas Are Called Phloem Bundles

Read the original article from the Huffington Post. Leathery strings of death. Pull back the yellow peel of a banana, and there they are, haunting you. They run vertically along the fruit, demanding to be removed with precision. They dangle lifelessly from the flesh of ripe bananas, but cling mercilessly to those that are less […]

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From Concord Native to Scientist: Grant Canipe Shares His Journey with A.L. Brown Students

Grant Canipe didn’t always know that he wanted to be a scientist. His revelation came one day at Concord’s Northwest Cabarrus High School when a Duke University student came to Canipe’s AP biology class to discuss research and plans for graduate school. Canipe found himself inspired by that student’s experience so much that he himself […]

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Pineapple Pit-Stop Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups DOLE® Pineapple 1 cup DOLE Baby Spinach 1 DOLE Banana 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup ice 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon Directions: Combine pineapple, spinach, banana, almond milk, ice and cinnamon in blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Recipe credit: Dole, Chef Mark Allison

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Plant Chat with Dole Chef Mark Allison

Read the original interview on the Plant-Powered Dietician Blog. Welcome Mark Allison on my Plant Chat today! Mark is a chef, educator, author, and motivator of healthy eating; dedicated to empowering the world community to live a full and healthy life one meal at a time. Mark is Director of Culinary Nutrition for the Dole […]

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Three-Year Collaborative Partnership between Catawba College and NCRC Cranks Up

Read the original article from Catawba College. A three-year partnership between Catawba College’s Ketner School of Business and the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) produced its first fruits in early May. That’s when students from a Catawba Information Systems class delivered the first phase of a searchable database they spent the spring semester developing […]

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Can’t Resist Some Foods? It’s Not Your Fault

Read the original article by Martha Rosenberg from OpEdNews. Have you noticed the overpowering something-in-the-oven smell that wafts up when you walk past a Subway? Mark Christiano, Subway’s Global Baking Technologist, insists the aroma is not pumped outside to entice passers-by but adds that the bread recipe is “proprietary.” The truth is in the war […]

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Leading blueberry and cranberry researchers convene in Kannapolis

Read the original article by Deirdre Smith from the Salisbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Around the table were a plant physiologist, a bioinformatist, a breeder, an economist and a post-harvest physiologist, among others. A multidisciplinary force and a collaborative spirit were driving the discussions at the N.C. Research Campus on April 24 and 25 when an international group […]

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University of North Carolina Introduces New Core Merging Nutrition and Genetics

The University of North Carolina Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) introduces the new Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (NGx) Core. Located in the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NGx has been created to assist investigators in conducting studies that lead to a better understanding of the impacts lifestyle and […]

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NCRC Science Stop is a New Addition at Jiggy with a Piggy

Kannapolis, NC- The annual Jiggy with a Piggy Festival is this weekend in downtown Kannapolis. Scientists and staff from the research centers at the NC Research Campus are joining the fun on Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at the NCRC Science stop. Children and their families will find the Science Stop […]

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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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