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Cheatham Lab’s B.E.R.R.Y. Study Preliminary Conclusions

August 29, 2016

This article on the B.E.R.R.Y Study originally appeared in the Cheatham Chat, a newsletter of the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute.   As we age, we experience gradual cognitive decline as our brains process things slower and our ability to remember things decreases. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which have been […]

Taking Sweet Potatoes Beyond the Thanksgiving Feast

October 22, 2015

By Megan Bame, NC State Plants for Human Health Institute Read the original story. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Like many other holiday foods, sweet potatoes are available year-round, but mysteriously reserved for seasonal feasts on most American tables. As fall approaches, the color palate of magazine spreads change from bright summer hues to mostly orange, burgundy, […]

Rhodiola Rosea Study Provides More Evidence Polyphenols Protect Against Viral Infection  

August 20, 2015

  A new study published by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus strengthens the case for the anti-viral effects of plant-based polyphenols. Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity […]

Duke Energy Contributes $350,000 to NCRC’s P2EP

July 15, 2015

Wound-healing properties of oats and the nutritional content of cooked versus uncooked broccoli are just two of the research projects David Phillips, district manager with Duke Energy North Carolina, learned about when he visited the NC Research Campus’ (NCRC) Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) on Monday, July 13. Phillips presented $100,000 to P2EP. The check […]

P2EP Kicks Off Third “Summer of Science” at NC Research Campus

May 21, 2015

The third class of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) kicked off an 11-week summer of science at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). This year’s class will not only work in teams to research crops including broccoli, blueberries, strawberries and oats, they will also be involved in cooking demonstrations and community outreach, engaging the public with […]

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The Power of Blueberries featured in Today’s Dietician

October 13, 2014

See the article as posted on the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute website.  Originally published in the October 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian. (Read the full article on the Today’s Dietitian website.) See the article as Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, was featured in the October […]

NC Research Campus Scientists Create Gold Standard for Measuring Oxidative Stress

August 08, 2014

By Lukas Johnson Charlotte Observer View the original article. – COURTESY OF DAVID NIEMAN A team of scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis have developed what they believe could become the new global standard for measuring free radicals in athletes. Test subjects included several high-performing athletes who rode bicycles on a computerized, […]

NCRC, RCCC & P2EP: All the Tools for a Career in Science

August 06, 2014

To launch careers in science, Brooklyn Phillips, Marlinda Davis and Carolyn Munson knew they needed two things-  a degree and hands-on laboratory experience. At the NC Research Campus (NCRC), the three women found both. They are all working toward an applied science degree in biotechnology at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center at the […]

Dole Growing Scientific Minds of Tomorrow

August 01, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute August 2014 newsletter. Scientific discoveries — like a recently published study showing blueberry compounds’ potential to help prevent Parkinson’s — beg more fundamental questions about fruit and vegetables.  Such as what compounds do these plants make?  And how do they make them? These are the questions being tackled […]

Turbocharge Your Food- Excercising Ups Nutrient Absorption from Berries, Tea

July 15, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute’s July 2014 newsletter. “Gut permeability,” “leaky colon,” “hot gut”– none of these terms conjure up conditions you’d think to put on your wish list.  The colon carries digested food away from the stomach and towards the exit, so “leaking” would be the very last thing you’d want your […]

Distinguishing Vaccinium Species by Chemical Fingerprinting Based on NMR Spectra, Validated with Spectra Collected in Different Laboratories

June 25, 2014

Distinguishing Vaccinium Species by Chemical Fingerprinting Based on NMR Spectra, Validated with Spectra Collected in Different Laboratories. Planta Medica. June 2014. Epub Jun 25, 2014.  Markus MA1, Ferrier J2, Luchsinger SM1, Yuk J1, Cuerrier A3, Balick MJ4, Hicks JM1, Killday KB1, Kirby CW5, Berrue F6, Kerr RG6, Knagge K7, Gödecke T8,Ramirez BE8, Lankin DC8, Pauli GF8, Burton I9, Karakach TK9, Arnason JT2, Colson KL1. 1Bruker BioSpin Corporation, Billerica, MA, USA.; 2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, […]

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 […]

Effects of a high fat meal matrix and protein complexation on the bioaccessibility of blueberry anthocyanins using the TNO gastrointestinal model (TIM-1)

January 06, 2014

Effects of a high fat meal matrix and protein complexation on the bioaccessibility of blueberry anthocyanins using the TNO gastrointestinal model (TIM-1). Food Chemistry. E-pub January 2014. David M. Ribnicky, Diana E. Roopchand, Andrew Oren, Mary Grace, Alexander Poulev, Mary Ann Lila, Robert Havenaar and Ilya Raskin. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers the […]

Students’ perspective on genomics: from sample to sequence using the case study of blueberry.

November 06, 2013

Students’ perspective on genomics: from sample to sequence using the case study of blueberry. Frontiers in Genetics. November 2013. Mudd AB, White EJ, Bolloskis MP, Kapur NP, Everhart KW, Lin YC, Bussler WW, Reid RW, Brown RH. Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis. Abstract Advances in genomic sequencing technologies in the […]

Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

September 13, 2013

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]

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 […]

Blueberry polyphenol-enriched soybean flour reduces hyperglycemia, body weight gain and serum cholesterol in mice.

February 08, 2013

Blueberry polyphenol-enriched soybean flour reduces hyperglycemia, body weight gain and serum cholesterol in mice. Pharmacological Research. February 2013. Roopchand DE, Kuhn P, Rojo LE, Lila MA, Raskin I. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC […]

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

March 09, 2012

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 […]