Bioactive Compounds

Botanical Provenance of Traditional Medicines From Carpathian Mountains at the Ukrainian-Polish Border

June 21, 2018

Kozlowska W1, Wagner C2,3, Moore EM2,4, Matkowski A1, Komarnytsky S2,5. Botanical Provenance of Traditional Medicines From Carpathian Mountains at the Ukrainian-Polish Border. Front Pharmacol. 2018 Apr 5;9:295. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00295. eCollection 2018. Author information 1 Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland. 2 Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, United States. 3 Department […]

In vitro mineral nutrition of Curcuma longa L. affects production of volatile compounds in rhizomes after transfer to the greenhouse

June 21, 2018

El-Hawaz RF1, Grace MH2, Janbey A2, Lila MA2, Adelberg JW3. In vitro mineral nutrition of Curcuma longa L. affects production of volatile compounds in rhizomes after transfer to the greenhouse. BMC Plant Biol. 2018 Jun 18;18(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1345-y. Author information 1 Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 29634, USA. rabiae@g.clemson.edu. 2 Plants for Human Health Institute, […]

Keep Summer Produce Healthy and Safe

June 01, 2014

Published in Cabarrus Magazine June 2014. Read the PDF: Williams Cab Mag June 2014 A recent study published in the journal Brain Research, found that the phytochemicals anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins are effective in protecting against the loss of nerve cell function in the brain brought on by Parkinson’s Disease. One of the lead scientists on the study […]

A Model Fish

January 15, 2014

Scientists with North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program and NCA&T’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies teamed up to study the bioactive compounds in ginger. They did it using a rather model fish called zebrafish. NC Central scientist TinChung Leung, PhD, uses the model fish for research into natural compounds that can help prevent […]

What are Polyphenols?

September 13, 2013

Polyphenols are a class of bioactive compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables and used by them to protect themselves from pests and environmental stress.  A wealth of research suggests that when humans consume these compounds a variety of health benefits may be experienced including lowering of blood pressure and blood glucose, reducing inflammation and fighting off […]

Pink Slip to Scientist: Rowan-Cabarrus Graduate Researches Bioactive Compounds, Inflammation

May 09, 2013

In 2008, Mickey Wilson knew it was time for a change. His job of 13 years with Freightliner in Cleveland, NC looked like it would be coming to an end as the company laid-off employees and struggled financially. Moving into another quality control job with another company didn’t seem appealing. So he made a decision […]