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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. […]

Cysteine-Conjugated Metabolites of Ginger Components, Shogaols, Induce Apoptosis through Oxidative Stress-Mediated p53 Pathway in Human Colon Cancer Cells

May 21, 2014

Cysteine-Conjugated Metabolites of Ginger Components, Shogaols, Induce Apoptosis through Oxidative Stress-Mediated p53 Pathway in Human Colon Cancer Cells. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry. May 21, 2014; Epub 2014 May 12. Fu J1, Chen H, Soroka DN, Warin RF, Sang S. 1Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus , 500 Laureate […]

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 […]

MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

April 05, 2014

MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma AACR Annual Meeting 2014; April 5-9, 2014, Ru Zhou1, Jennifer Curry1, Priyanka Grover1, Lopamudra Das  Roy1, TinChung Leung2, and Pinku Mukherjee1 1University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; 2Julius L. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute, North Carolina Central University, Kannapolis, NC. Abstract 26: MUC1 enhances neuropilin-1 signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Abstract Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) […]

A Distinct Metabolic Signature of Human Colorectal Cancer with Prognostic Potential

March 25, 2014

A Distinct Metabolic Signature of Human Colorectal Cancer with Prognostic Potential. Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association of Cancer Research. March 25, 2014. Qiu Y, Cai G, Zhou B, Li D, Zhao A, Xie G, Li H, Cai S, Xie D, Huang C, Ge W, Zhou Z, Xu LX, Jia W, Zheng S, Yen Y, Jia W. Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth […]

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 […]

Ginger Shogaols: Promising Prevention for Lung and Colon Cancer

August 13, 2013

Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and leadscientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most recent findings concentrate on shogaol metabolites and lung and colon cancer prevention. Shogaols are the dehydrated […]

Whole Grains: Addressing the Challenges, Maximizing the Potential

June 26, 2013

Whole grain rolls, corn and brown rice are delicious and contain numerous health benefits. Yet, whole grains are a challenge from their very biology to motivating people to eat more to ensuring an ample worldwide supply. At the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, scientists at the NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, […]

Ginger Shogaols: Promising Preventation for Lung and Colon Cancer

June 20, 2013

Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and lead scientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies (CEPHT) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most recent findings concentrate on […]

Global Importance of Whole Grains

June 13, 2013

What Are Whole Grains?     Whole grains are eaten with the entire grain seed in tact, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ or embryo. Examples of whole grains include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, brown and wild rice, bulgur, corn, oats, quinoa, millet, rye, sorghum and wheat. Learn more at WholeGrains Council.org.   Nutrition and Disease Prevention Rich in fiber, protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and anthocyanins, […]

Berries for Better Health

May 13, 2013

Summer is a great time of year for many reasons, one of which is the abundant supply of fresh berries. Although many varieties are available fresh or frozen year-round in the grocery store, there is nothing like the sweet satisfaction of fresh summertime berries. Berries are as healthy as they are tasty. In general, they […]

Finding Natural Solutions to Prevent and Treat Cancer

March 19, 2013

When you sit down to a salad full of pumpkins seeds, tofu, almonds and healthy greens followed by a main course of seafood flavored with ginger and a glass of wine, cancer prevention is probably not on your mind. Unless, that is, you are a scientist at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

December 09, 2012

Ginger is more appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste that is  enjoyed the world over in everything from entrées to baked goods. Beyond the kitchen, the spice has been used for centuries to calm digestive upsets.  More recent studies have found that bioactive components in ginger have strong anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities. […]

Chemical components of the roots of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) and their cytotoxic effects

June 12, 2011

Chemical components of the roots of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) and their cytotoxic effects Lv L1, Chen H, Ho CT, Sang S. Abstract Roots of Morinda citrifolia (Noni or Yor in Thai) have been used traditionally for thousands of years to treat chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. In this study, three new anthraquinones together with 15 known compounds were […]