Bioactive brief

UNCC, NC Central, and Carolinas HealthCare Collaborate on Pancreatic Cancer Research

February 23, 2016

Scientists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Central University’s Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC have teamed up to identify molecular targets in the signaling pathway for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) tumors. Their study was published in the […]

Bioactive Brief: Investigating the Anti-Diabetic Effects of Compounds in Apples, Tea, and Ginger

February 02, 2016

Scientists from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, one of the research partners at the NC Research Campus, published a study this month in the journal Phytomedicine examining the prevention of diabetic complications from cytotoxic compounds and their anti-diabetic effects. A compound called methylglyoxal can […]

Bioactive Brief: Fruits and Vegetables to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

January 26, 2016

In a recent editorial in the journal Medicine & Aromatic Plants, Leonard Williams, PhD, director of the North Carolina A&T State University Center for Excellence in Post-harvest Technologies, described how the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables could prevent colorectal cancer. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer […]