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Homegrown Scientists Working at the NCRC

The goal of many students when they graduate from high school is to get as far away from home as possible. Some students in Concord and Kannapolis, just outside of Charlotte, are finding that the best opportunity for careers in science is right in their own backyard at the NC Research Campus. Coming Home Grant […]

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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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Study volunteers hope to help future generations

By Joe Habina Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer Standing at the midpoint of the base of the North Carolina Research Campus’ horseshoe drive, John French was probably a quarter-mile away from the Cannon Village office of the Murdock Study, which was sponsoring the awareness walk he was about to take. Symbolically, the […]

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Researcher returns to familiar ground for groundbreaking work

  Growing up in Kannapolis, Summer Goodson knew that the mammoth Cannon Mills textile complex was the lifeblood of the community. Members of her family worked in the plant for 70 years before Pillowtex shuttered the facility in 2003. Little did Goodson know that she would carry on her family’s legacy by one day working […]

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The NCRC Is Changing the Landscape of Health Care

As written for Cabarrus Magazine. Learn more about how the NCRC is changing the landscape of health care in our latest edition of Bioactive Magazine and by watching our latest video on Individualizing Health Care. From the community to the clinic, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is changing the landscape of healthcare from reactive and treatment-centered to […]

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MURDOCK Study Hosts First Mass Enrollment Just for NCRC

September 10, 2015 Dear Campus Colleague, Greetings from Duke University and the MURDOCK Study! For the first time, anyone who works at the North Carolina Research Campus can join the MURDOCK Study, regardless of where you live. We invite you to consider enrolling in this unique, community-based longitudinal health study during a special all-day event […]

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Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers $100,000 in seed funding to NCRC scientists

  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—July 2, 2015—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will invest up to $100,000 in the coming year to fund scientific discoveries at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The MURDOCK Study-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program will provide up to 10 vouchers worth $10,000 each to qualifying NCRC investigators from any institution on the […]

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Duke Long-Term Health Study Aims To Join Obama’s Precision Med Plan

By Frank Vinluan Read the original article on Xconomy. The small North Carolina mill town of Kannapolis left its mark on the U.S. economy and history by becoming the nation’s largest center for textiles manufacturing. In its next chapter, Kannapolis could become part of medical history. Duke University wants the medical research already underway at […]

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MURDOCK study hires data specialist, two others

KANNAPOLIS — Duke University has hired three additional staff members for the MURDOCK Study, a medical research project based at the North Carolina Research Campus. The addition of a clinical data specialist and two clinical trials assistants brings the MURDOCK Study staff total to 36, including 28 people working in Kannapolis and eight in Durham. […]

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Local Research Institute Boosts Economy through Critical Nutrition Discoveries

Read the original article on the UNC Nutrition Research Institute website. Eleven faculty research scientists at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis currently have externally funded grants to support their work exploring individualized nutrition. These awards are significant not only for providing the means by which the NRI can advance its scientific discoveries […]

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Duke University cardiologist named principal investigator for MURDOCK Study

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—March 6, 2015—Eight years after she helped create Duke University’s health research project based at the North Carolina Research Campus, Kristin Newby, MD, MHS, has become the lead scientist for the MURDOCK Study. Newby, professor of Medicine at Duke and faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, replaces Rob Califf, MD, as the […]

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Murdock Study scientists provide update on research

By Lukas Johnson Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer. The public, along with participants of Duke University’s Murdock Study, met with doctors and scientists Feb. 19 to learn about the latest research being conducted on North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Duke launched the Murdock Study in 2007 with a $35 million gift […]

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MURDOCK study confirms Google partnership

By: Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS — Duke MURDOCK Study representatives on Thursday confirmed the existence of a collaboration with Google, a multi-billion dollar company, during an event intended to update the community on the status and results of ongoing research. The announcement came at the beginning of an event at […]

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The transformative power of precision medicine

Cardiologists generally prescribe four or five specific drugs to help heart attack patients avoid having another attack. I know because I prescribe them myself. The drugs can be very effective and have helped save many lives, but it’s hard to predict exactly how they’ll work with specific patients. Sometimes patients take a drug and have […]

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Public invited to MURDOCK Study update, NC Research Campus information fair Feb. 19

By Emily Ford, Duke Translational Medicine Institute Read the original article in the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will host an update and information fair at the North Carolina Research Campus on Thursday, Feb. 19. The public is invited to the event, which will begin with an information fair at 11 a.m. […]

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NCA&T Research Technician Honored for Work on Wheat and Cancer Prevention

NCA&T Research Technician Nicholas Stone is a finalist in the Undergraduate Student Research Symposium sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The AGFD symposium is open to all undergraduates conducting research in agricultural food chemistry. Stone, a senior biology major at Davidson College, is one of six […]

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MURDOCK Study expanding in China Grove, Landis

By Emily Ford KANNAPOLIS — Landis residents John and Linda French live just a few miles from the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, where Duke University runs the MURDOCK Study, a long-term health research project. Ever since learning about the MURDOCK Study several years ago, the Frenches have wanted to enroll. They’ve never missed […]

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Duke to Expand Footprint in Kannapolis

Contact: Clyde Higgs Vice President of Business Development 704-273-1204 chiggs@ncresearchcampus.net Emily Ford Communications Specialist MURDOCK Study 704-642-2208 emily.ford@duke.edu   Kannapolis, N.C.  — Officials from the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) formally announced today that Duke University is expanding its presence at their site.  Duke originally opened an office there in 2008 to manage the MURDOCK […]

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Duke Cardiologist Califf Appointed FDA Deputy Commissioner

By Frank Vinluan, Xconomy Read the original article. Duke University cardiologist Robert Califf is joining the FDA, an appointment that brings to the agency a doctor with deep experience in the development and testing of new drugs. The FDA on Monday named Califf deputy commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, a position that reports to […]

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100th MS patient Enrolled in Groundbreaking Study

KANNAPOLIS and RALEIGH, N.C.—Jan. 21, 2015—A Raleigh medical practice has enrolled its 100th patient into a Duke University health research project working to end multiple sclerosis. Raleigh Neurology Associates recently reached the 100-patient milestone for the MURDOCK Multiple Sclerosis Study, a long-term health research project based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. Raleigh […]

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Google X’s Newest Breakthrough Endeavor (and How Duke Is Involved)

By Ibanca Anand, @IbancaAnand Read original article as published on Excitevent. A policeman is observing his night duty when he notices a man searching for something under a lamppost. He approaches the man and asks what the matter is, and the man informs him that he’s lost his keys. After several minutes of looking together, the […]

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NRI Faculty Elected as AHA Fellow

Read the original story on the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s website. The NRI is proud to announce that Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, has been elected a Fellow with the American Heart Association. Dr. Voruganti is one of 17 American Heart Association Fellows from […]

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Major Biobanking Center & Multi-Decade Genetic Study Planned for Kannapolis

—by Donna Marie Pocius Read original article published in Daily Clinical Laboratory and Pathology News and Trends   Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists may see this research initiative—dubbed the MURDOCK Study—produce knowledge that results in new diagnostic medical lab tests Can molecular biomarkers do for a North Carolina town what silicon chips did for California’s Silicon […]

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Kannapolis native becomes 11,000th to join Duke University’s MURDOCK Study

Read the original article at www.murdock-study.org.  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Dec. 19, 2014—Gregory Childers grew up in Kannapolis, cherished by his grandparents in a house on Corriher Street not far from the North Carolina Research Campus. Olin and Betty Childers took good care of their grandson. When Childers was in seventh grade, that started to change. His grandparents’ […]

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MURDOCK project leader details success recruiting Latinos

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Perla Nunes, a project leader with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, recently detailed the study’s success in enrolling Latinos during a presentation at the nation’s top public health conference. Nunes, who oversees community outreach and recruitment efforts for the MURDOCK Study, presented at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition […]

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MURDOCK Study leader details success in recruiting Latinos during national public health conference

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Dec. 11, 2014—Perla Nunes, a project leader with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, recently detailed the study’s success in enrolling Latinos during a presentation at the nation’s top public health conference. Nunes, who oversees community outreach and recruitment efforts for the MURDOCK Study, presented at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition in New […]

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Duke University’s MURDOCK Study adds project leader for strategy

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Dec. 11, 2014—Douglas Wixted has joined Duke University’s MURDOCK Study team as a project leader. Wixted will manage a number of strategic initiatives for the MURDOCK Study, including a focus on informatics, efficient and scalable infrastructure, and maximizing data quality and value. He worked with the MURDOCK Study from 2011 to 2013 and re-joined […]

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MURDOCK Study, brain banks help battle Alzheimer’s disease

Duke University offers unique tools for investigators searching for clues to the devastation of memory loss KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Nov. 24, 2014—In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At that time, fewer than two million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, the number of people with this disease, which diminishes the brain’s ability […]

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Duke MURDOCK Study, DHMRI Investigator Named to MS National Hall of Fame

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.— Nov. 21, 2014—An investigator for Duke University’s MURDOCK Study at the North Carolina Research Campus has been inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame for his work to help end the disease that affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. Dr. Simon Gregory, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Multiple Sclerosis […]

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Going Purple: 5 Cutting-edge Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Research

By: Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor, Bioscience Technology Read Original Article November is already halfway over— which means we’re also halfway through National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which celebrates and raises awareness for the nearly 5.4 million people who have this condition.To help keep you up to date, we’d like to “go purple,” so here’s our […]

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Charleata Carter Joins DHMRI as Microscopy Support Specialist

      Charleata A. Carter, PhD, joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) last month as microscopy support specialist. In her new role, Carter directs DHMRI’s light microscopy facilities including confocal microscopy and biological imaging and provides consultative, collaborative scientific client support. “I have a diverse background including work in cancer research, wound […]

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MURDOCK study unveils new website

KANNAPOLIS — After completing a design overhaul and an infusion of fresh content, Duke University’s MURDOCK Study has launched a new website. View the new site at www.murdock-study.org. The website includes answers to frequently asked questions about the MURDOCK Study, details about each phase or “horizon” of the study, short biographies and photos of the […]

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DHMRI Names John Cavanagh, PhD, as Interim President

(Kannapolis, NC- November 5, 2014) Robert Califf, MD, chief executive officer of the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) Board of Directors, announced today that John Cavanagh, PhD, has been named interim president. “I am tremendously excited by the opportunity to take up this new role at DHMRI,” Cavanagh stated. “It is a really remarkable […]

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Duke hires six more employees for MURDOCK Study

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.— Duke University has hired six additional employees for the MURDOCK Study, bringing the staff total to 34, including 26 people working in Kannapolis and eight in Durham. The MURDOCK Study is a medical research study based in Kannapolis at the North Carolina Research Campus working to enroll 50,000 people living in Cabarrus County […]

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Putting Geography to Work in Healthcare

By Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) Summary: Deverick Anderson, MD, an epidemiologist for Duke Medicine, is using a new tool at Duke to hunt down hidden sources of contamination of antibiotic resistant microbes. His target is Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a dangerous antibiotic-resistant bug that the Centers for Disease Control calculates contributes to 14,000 deaths […]

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Crown Bioscience Service Center Opening at DHMRI

For Immediate Release     Kannapolis, NC- The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the NC Research Campus and Crown Bioscience, Inc., a leading global drug discovery and development service company headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, announce the opening of the Crown Bioscience US Research Center. The new center will open later this year […]

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Men Needed for Research Studies

The MURDOCK Study and UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis need men to sign up for research studies.   (Kannapolis, N.C., October 15, 2014)—Officials with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), both at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., are having a hard time […]

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David H. Murdock Announces $15 Million Annual Endowment to DHMRI

For Immediate Release (Kannapolis, NC- September 30, 2014) David H. Murdock, owner and Chairman of Dole Food Company and builder and founder of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), announced today that he is committing a $15 million annual endowment in perpetuity to the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). DHMRI is located on the […]

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David H. Murdock Announces Endowment for DHMRI

For Immediate Release (Kannapolis, NC- September 30, 2014) David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus, chairman, CEO and owner of Castle & Cooke, Inc. and owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., is holding a press conference today at 10 am at the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, […]

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David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI

Media Advisory Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net 704-791-9302 David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10 am (ET) Where: David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NC Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, in the first floor event room. Who: Mr. David […]

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Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D. presented with National TRIO Achiever’s Award

Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology is one of 13 faculty members at the Nutrition Research Institute. Her research focuses on how nutrition can improve brain function. Specifically, her team studies the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. Dr. Cheatham got her start at […]

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5 Ways to Make Cancer Research Work for You

Read the article as posted on UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s website. By Harriet Sugar Miller, for Zester Daily July 24, 2014 Garlic, broccoli, green tea and turmeric: Health experts keep telling us to consume these foods to fight cancer. But articles from a New York Times science journalist are challenging the view that diet can prevent cancer. The evidence […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center Selects NRI-developed Online Curriculum

Read the original article on the UNC Nutrition Research Institute website. Nutrition in Medicine (NIM), an online curriculum for medical students developed by NRI faculty member Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D., and NRI Director Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., has been recommended by the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the […]

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MS research launched at Research Campus

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A North Carolina Research Campus institute has launched dedicated multiple sclerosis research with its recent hire of a postdoctoral fellow to help study the disease from a genetic perspective. Sabrina Cote, Ph.D., joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) as a postdoctoral research fellow working for Simon Gregory, Ph.D., director of […]

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DHMRI LAUNCHES DEDICATED MS RESEARCH WITH HIRE OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

 

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Google X Life Sciences Team Has Link to NCRC

By Alistair Barr Read the original article in the WSJ.D. Andrew Conrad is leading a small but fast-growing effort at Google X to change the face of medicine. His Life Sciences division is working on a “smart” contact lens. It wants to use data to help prevent people from getting sick rather than just treat sick people. Scores […]

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NCRC & CHS on Charlotte Talks July 15

Don’t miss the July 15 WFAE Charlotte Talks show on personalized medicine featuring panelists from the NC Research Campus and Carolinas Healthcare System: Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD – Professor and Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, NC Research Campus Kristin Newby, MD, MHS – Professor of Medicine Duke University; Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study, NC Research Campus […]

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Kannapolis research institute: Could nutrition affect male infertility?

By Karen Garloch, Charlotte Observer Link to original article Summer Goodson, researcher at UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis Researcher Summer Goodson is used to getting snickers when she tells people she’s studying male infertility. “It’s expected,” said Goodson, a post-doctoral research associate at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. “It’s a sensitive subject. […]

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NRI Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award

Philip A. May, Ph.D., research professor at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC, is this year’s recipient of the Henry Rosett Award. Each year, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Study Group of the Research Society on Alcoholism honors a researcher with this award of merit. It recognizes an individual who has made […]

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A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Newsweek.com Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

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Study Shows Mother’s Diet Affects Child’s Genes

A mother’s diet before conception can permanently affect how her child’s genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The first such evidence of the effect in humans opens up the possibility that a mother’s diet before pregnancy could permanently affect many aspects of her children’s lifelong health. Researchers from the MRC International […]

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Celebrate Nutrition and Science at the NCRC in April

NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. March 27, 2014)- Moms, Dads, kids and science lovers of all ages, April is the month to visit the North Carolina Research to enjoy free events headlining everything from personalized nutrition to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tuesdays, April 1, 8 and 22, the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research […]

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Scientists: Heart benefits of oats goes beyond fiber

UPI Health News, March. 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM   Bioactive compounds in oats — AVEs — might protect heart. UPI /Monika Graff UPI /Monika Graff | License Photo DALLAS, March 17 (UPI) — Eating whole grains is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and U.S. researchers suggest a compound in oats may […]

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Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

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Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Children

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

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Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

Medical Press Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio […]

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Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

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Local study seeks to find out if eating blueberries slows memory loss

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Researchers at the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab are currently recruiting participants for the B. E. R. R. Y. study. Fact Box What: B.E.R.R.Y. study, stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. Who: Individuals who are age 65 to 79, beginning to experience mild memory decline and have not been […]

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Ginger Shogaols: Promising Prevention for Lung and Colon Cancer

Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and leadscientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most recent findings concentrate on shogaol metabolites and lung and colon cancer prevention. Shogaols are the dehydrated […]

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NC Research Campus scientists seek to make foods healthier

By: Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina KANNAPOLIS—Doctors say whole grains are part of a healthy diet, but scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are working on a way to make them even better. “It can prevent a lot of chronic diseases, like diabetes, obesity, and some heart diseases,” said Dr. Guibing Chen of NC […]

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Ginger Shogaols: Promising Preventation for Lung and Colon Cancer

North Carolina Research Campus Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and lead scientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies (CEPHT) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most […]

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Grains for Better Health and Disease Prevention

  Shengmin Sang, PhD, with the NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, is researching metabolites and dietary markers of grains like wheat and rye that can help increase their use as a preventative for diabetes and lung and colon cancer. Sang and  NC A&T’s Guibing Chen, PhD, are experimenting with a process called microfluidization […]

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Nutrition Research Institute: Helping the world get healthier, one person at the time

The Nutrition Research Institute is located on the developing North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Scientific studies under way at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, show promise of a healthier future for children and adults based on new […]

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NRI Director recognized for excellence in teaching, research and service

UNC NRI Newsletter Dr. Steven Zeisel, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute The University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) announces today that Stephen H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished University Professor in Nutrition and Pediatrics and UNC NRI Director, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Bernard […]

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NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss

By: Jenna Barnes, TWC News NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss KANNAPOLIS — Blueberries might be a key ingredient to keeping the mind sharp. Psychologists at the North Carolina Research Campus think the fruit can slow the effects of mild memory loss. “Blueberries have an active ingredient in […]

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NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss

By: Jenna Barnes, News 14 Carolina TWC News: NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss KANNAPOLIS — Blueberries might be a key ingredient to keeping the mind sharp. Psychologists at the North Carolina Research Campus think the fruit can slow the effects of mild memory loss. “Blueberries have an […]

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Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

Ginger is more commonly appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste enjoyed the world over in everything from entrées to baked goods. Beyond the kitchen, the spice has been used for centuries to calm digestive upsets.  More recent studies have found that bioactive components in ginger have strong anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities. At […]

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Extra prenatal choline doesn’t help kids’ brains

Kerry Grens, The Chicago Tribune  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Taking extra choline during pregnancy does not improve babies’ language and memory skills, according to a new study. “I think eating the recommended amount of choline, which is just about a half of a gram a day for pregnant women, would probably do you well,” […]

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Treatment for brain injury disappoints in study

CHICAGO (AP) — The hunt for brain injury treatments has suffered a big disappointment in a major study that found zero benefits from a supplement that the U.S. military had hoped would help wounded troops. The supplement is marketed as a memory booster online and in over-the-counter powders and drinks. It is also widely used […]

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DHMRI to Provide Metabolomics Services to RTI International

Contact: Benjamin Machon Business Development bmachon@dhmri.org 704-250-2648 DHMRI to Provide Metabolomics Services to RTI International’s Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Research Core Center (North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 24, 2012)– The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the North Carolina Research Campus will provide scientific expertise and state-of-the-art equipment access to the Regional Comprehensive […]

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DHMRI Advances Personalized Medicine in North Carolina

Personalized medicine is transforming healthcare by precipitating a shift to a model that takes into account individual differences and the influence of genetics and the environment. The advantage is more effective treatments, an enhanced ability to predict risk for chronic disease and the opportunity for earlier medical intervention. The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) is […]

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Ginger: A Potential Treatment for Anemia

Ginger is a spice recognized for its tangy flavor and its many health benefits. TinChung Leung, PhD, of NC Central University and Shengmin Sang, PhD, of NC A&T State University, both scientists at the NC Research Campus, have collaborated on a series of studies using a zebrafish model that found ginger may be a treatment […]

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An Old-Time Remedy With Modern Proof

by Ruth Kinzey, Refresh             Heading down the produce aisle, it’s common to see fresh ginger root. And while it is a spice frequently used in Indian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese cooking, recently released findings indicate modern science is continuing to learn about the medicinal benefits it offers. At the […]

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Ginger Could Treat Anemia

Tangy and aromatic, ginger is a spice used to flavor meats, vegetables and even baked goods. More than a culinary delight, ginger has been valued for thousands of years for its numerous health benefits. Ginger, which is the rhizome or underground stem of the plant Zingiber officinale, is recognized as a natural solution for digestive […]

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NRI Director Wins Gates Grand Challenges Grant

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute Director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, who is also a Kenan Distinguished University Professor in Nutrition and Pediatrics, was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research on “Choline and Optimal Development” that will benefit mothers and their babies in […]

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Cheatham Lab Enrolling for the B.E.R.R.Y Study

If you are 65 to 79 years old and beginning to experience mild memory decline but have not been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is enrolling for a studying examining blueberries and cognitive ability. For information or to enroll, visit […]

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Fight cancer with your fork

Salisbury Post By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com It might be tempting to think of cancer as something we have little control over, but in fact, what we eat — and how much we eat — can be important factors in whether we get cancer or not. The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that one out […]

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Nutrition Institute gets $1 million endowment

Salisbury Post UNC Nutrition Research Institute KANNAPOLIS — Alan T. Dickson, a member of the Board of Advisers of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, has made a pledge that will create a $1 million endowment fund at the Research Institute. Dickson made a joint gift of $666,000 from the Dickson […]

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