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NC State’s Allan Brown on UNCTV

August 14, 2014

View the original story and video on UNCTV    Super Fruit BLADEN COUNTY — It’s easy to get lost on Carter Farms, in White Lake in Bladen County.  Rows and rows and rows of blueberry bushes, stretching as far as you can see. Each row is connected by a sandy trail, which is all tied […]

Catawba Students Continue to Work to Improve Nutrition

August 14, 2014

Catawba College News Service Read the original article in the Salisbury Post. Again this summer, five Catawba College students interning at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis helped to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The Research Campus is a […]

North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries

July 24, 2014

By Frank Vinluan, Xconomy Read the original article.   North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries If you’ve made a retail purchase recently, chances are good you used technology developed in Research Triangle Park without even realizing it. The modern day barcode has its origins in the 1970s research of IBM scientists Joseph Woodland and George […]

N.C. Research Campus internship program plants seeds to grow STEM careers

July 14, 2014

As published on WRAL TechWire.com By Frank Vinluan KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Allan Brown likens his blueberry research to trying to put together one big jigsaw puzzle. Brown, an applied molecular geneticist with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, has spent several years working on the genomic sequence of the […]

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s, Boost Brain Function Finds New Study

April 08, 2014

By Justin Moore, as published on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Website. A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer […]

Research Campus, Holiday Inn team up for study

April 03, 2014

The Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The North Carolina Research Campus and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Kannapolis have formed an educational partnership to support what NCRC officials call a groundbreaking scientific and educational collaboration. The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) engages college students from across North Carolina to work with university scientists […]

Patterns of simple sequence repeats in cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium sectionCyanococcus spp.) and their use in revealing genetic diversity and population structure

March 29, 2014

Patterns of simple sequence repeats in cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium sectionCyanococcus spp.) and their use in revealing genetic diversity and population structure. Molecular Breeding. March 2014. Yang Bian, James Ballington, Archana Raja, Cory Brouwer, Robert Reid, Mark Burke, Xinguo Wang, Lisa J. Rowland, Nahla Bassil,  Allan Brown 1. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA; 2. Plants for Human […]

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry

March 22, 2014

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. March 2014. Gad G. Yousef1, Mary Ann Lila2, Ivette Guzman3, James R. Ballington4; Allan F. Brown1 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina Research […]

Blueberries hailed as best brain food

March 01, 2014

Published: 6:01AM Saturday March 01, 2014 Source: ONE News TVNZ.co.nz A new study has found that blueberries may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Around 10,000 Kiwi’s suffer from Parkinson’s disease and it’s estimated that 1% of all Kiwis over the age of 60 have the incurable condition. Now a study conducted by scientists at the […]

Inhibitory Effects of Wild Blueberry Anthocyanins and Other Flavonoids on Biomarkers of Acute and Chronic Inflammation in Vitro

January 17, 2014

Inhibitory Effects of Wild Blueberry Anthocyanins and Other Flavonoids on Biomarkers of Acute and Chronic Inflammation in Vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Jan 17, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Esposito D, Chen A, Grace MH, Komarnytsky S, Lila MA. Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University , Kannapolis, North Carolina. Abstract Wild lowbush blueberries ( Vaccinium […]

Blueberry Benefits

January 06, 2014

Growing Magazine – January, 2014 FEATURES Blueberry Benefits Researching the fruit’s health properties By Rocky Womack Click image to enlarge. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at NCSU, says blueberries contain a variety of phytochemicals that may help people with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, to name a few. […]

Cook to Preserve Phyto-Nutrient Benefits

November 15, 2013

A study led by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health found that the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by seven percent when people ate three servings per week of blueberries, grapes and raisins. Getting the maximum health benefits from fruits like these depends on how they are prepared. A study by […]

New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

October 09, 2013

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

Leading the Charge for Food Safety as Part of a Healthy Diet

June 20, 2013

Published by Business Today, June 2013 Blueberries and brain health, chia seeds and their nutritional impact, broccoli and preventing eye disease — these are examples of some of the most recent findings from the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The catch is that people can only enjoy the health benefits of fruits and vegetables if […]

Efficient Quantification of the Health-Relevant Anthocyanin and Phenolic Acid Profiles in Commercial Cultivars and Breeding Selections of Blueberries ( Vaccinium spp.).

May 13, 2013

Efficient Quantification of the Health-Relevant Anthocyanin and Phenolic Acid Profiles in Commercial Cultivars and Breeding Selections of Blueberries ( Vaccinium spp.). Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry. Epub May 13, 2013. Yousef GG, Brown AF, Funakoshi Y, Mbeunkui F, Grace MH, Ballington JR, Loraine A, Lila MA. Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Food Bioprocessing and […]

Blueberries and Your Mind

April 09, 2013

Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and an assistant professor of psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is leading the B.E.R.R.Y Study, which stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. The study is enrolling 65 to 79 year olds who are just beginning to experience memory issues but […]

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Large-Scale Human Trial Explores Blueberries and Cognitive Improvement

March 23, 2013

The B.E.R.R.Y Study, which stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You, is one of the first large-scale human trials designed to specifically explore the question of antioxidants and their effect on cognitive abilities. The study is being led by Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and an assistant professor of Psychology at […]

Boosting Phyto-Benefits for Better Health and Longevity

March 12, 2013

Published in the Charlotte Observer’s Pulse Magazine.  Broccoli, blueberries and bananas are already tagged “super foods” meaning they are more nutritious than most other fruits and vegetables.  Yet, under the microscopes at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, scientists are finding ways to boost their benefits. The NCRC is a public-private research center […]