Personalized Medicine and Targeted Nutrition
A priority of the scientists and doctors at the NC Research Campus is the advancement of personalized medicine and targeted nutrition. Below learn more about the campus partners working to advance both fields, and, to the right, read their latest headlines and journal articles. For more in depth information, view Bioactive magazine: Changing the Landscape of Health Care.
The Duke University MURDOCK Study, led by L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS, stands for the Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis. It is a longitudinal, community health study that is collecting biological samples and health and demographic information from community volunteers. The study of the biological samples provides new insights into genetic and molecular causes of diseases that will lead to more targeted prevention and treatment. Learn more.
Part of the NCA&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor specializing in functional foods, researches preventative and therapeutic measures for chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes by using metabolomics in foods such as ginger, oats and tea to identify dietary exposure markers and bioactive compounds. Learn more.
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute, under the direction of Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, researches how the human system varies, from genetics to metabolism, to determine how and why individuals respond to nutrients differently. The understanding of these differences defines targeted nutrition, a genetically and nutritionally based approach to preventing chronic disease. Learn more.