cancer

Breast Cancer Subtype Important in Deciding Impact of Folate

February 02, 2017

Read the original article from the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. It is generally known that folate (vitamin B9) is important in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in babies, because folate is needed by rapidly dividing cells (e.g., those of a developing embryo) for DNA synthesis and cellular energy production. As a consequence, many […]

Shengmin Sang Leading NC A&T to Front of Fight on Cancer

August 03, 2016

Read the original article on Diverse Issues in Higher Education. A prolific scholar and 2015 winner of the Research Article of the Year award from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Shengmin Sang is helping to position historically Black North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) into a center of cutting-edge cancer research. […]

Prostate Cancer Research: MURDOCK Study, Duke Cancer Institute and DHMRI Partner

March 30, 2016

Duke Cancer Institute, the MURDOCK Study and the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) are collaborating on prostate cancer research in hopes of better understanding why African American men frequently have a more aggressive form of the disease. The MURDOCK Study will provide samples from more than 600 MURDOCK Study participants for the project, “Population-level interrogation of novel alternatively spliced […]

Superfoods: Looking for health at the table

January 27, 2016

By Jose Carlos Marques. This article was translated from Portuguese. Read the original article  from Correio de manha. They call them ‘superfoods’ and promise many benefits. Experts doubt. “Açaí is suitable for all those seeking a very nutritious food with unique flavor, fat zero and with high concentrations of vitamins, reducing the risk of disease.” […]

NC scientists savor sweet potatoes

December 04, 2015

By Reid Creiger Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer. At Thanksgiving and Christmas meals around the country, millions will say, “Pass the sweet potatoes.” But after the holidays, many people walking through their grocery store’s vegetable section instead will pass by them. Mary Ann Lila is working to change that. The director of […]

Study: Fruits, vegetables help improve internal protection system

October 04, 2015

By Josh Bergeron Read the original article in the Salilsbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Try eating the skin of an avocado. It’s good for you, according to a North Carolina Research Campus study. A recently published, joint study by the University of North Carolina and Dole Foods at the North Carolina Research Campus used various fruit and vegetable […]

Interns spend summer researching health benefits of fruits and vegetables

July 17, 2015

By Jeanie Groh, Salisbury Post Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS — It’s a well-known fact that fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, but few people truly understand exactly how they can impact the body. Thirty interns with the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, called P2EP, however, are studying just how to harness those benefits […]

Watermelon may hold secrets for a healthy future

June 30, 2015

By Lisa Thornton, correspondent to the Charlotte Observer Read the original article, subscription required.   Someday, watermelon may play a part in fighting cancer. It may save lives in the poorest regions of Africa. It may even stave off a nasty sunburn at the beach. One thing is for sure: Watermelon isn’t just for eating […]

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools

March 04, 2015

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools, 4 Mar 2015, Journal of Biomedical Education, Kathaleen Briggs Early,1 Kelly M. Adams,2 and Martin Kohlmeier2,3 1College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 200 University Pkwy, Yakima, WA 98901, USA 2Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at […]

NCA&T Research Technician Honored for Work on Wheat and Cancer Prevention

February 02, 2015

NCA&T Research Technician Nicholas Stone is a finalist in the Undergraduate Student Research Symposium sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The AGFD symposium is open to all undergraduates conducting research in agricultural food chemistry. Stone, a senior biology major at Davidson College, is one of six […]

Make 2015 the Happiest, Healthiest and Fittest Year Yet

December 18, 2014

  For inspiration to make 2015 your happiest, healthiest and fittest year yet, take a look at some of our top research headlines from 2014. Powerful Polyphenols   A collaborative study by three campus partners found that exercise helps the body absorb health-boosting, plant compounds called polyphenols, specifically those found in blueberries and green tea. The same […]

Crown Bioscience Service Center Opening at DHMRI

October 21, 2014

For Immediate Release     Kannapolis, NC- The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the NC Research Campus and Crown Bioscience, Inc., a leading global drug discovery and development service company headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, announce the opening of the Crown Bioscience US Research Center. The new center will open later this year […]

5 Ways to Make Cancer Research Work for You

September 11, 2014

Read the article as posted on UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s website. By Harriet Sugar Miller, for Zester Daily July 24, 2014 Garlic, broccoli, green tea and turmeric: Health experts keep telling us to consume these foods to fight cancer. But articles from a New York Times science journalist are challenging the view that diet can prevent cancer. The evidence […]

Niacin Supplementation Shown to Reverse Fatty Liver Disease

August 28, 2014

Zhanxiang Zhou, PhD, with the UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, published new findings in the July 2014 edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research that established a connection between niacin supplementation and lowering lipid levels in the liver. Zhou researches the pathology of and potential treatments […]

P2EP’s Year-Round Scientific and Educational Impact

August 07, 2014

The 40 Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) interns at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) presented the results of their summer of research in an August 5 symposium sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center. Through P2EP, a STEM-based workforce development program, the interns studied pathways in blueberries, strawberries, oats and broccoli that produce health-enhancing bioactive compounds. […]

Scientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting disease

July 28, 2014

By Hannah Miller View the article as published in the Charlotte Observer. View the article as published in the Raleigh News & Observer. In the worldwide search to learn more about plants’ role in fighting human disease, an unusual coalition has formed at North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. It’s made up of academic and […]

A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

June 19, 2014

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Newsweek.com Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]